Brittany Deitch - Capital University Law School

Brittany Deitch

Assistant Professor of Law

Brittany Deitch

Education

  • J.D., with Highest Honor, University of Tulsa College of Law
  • B.A., Ursinus College

Expertise

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Law & Punishment

Biography

Brittany Deitch joined the faculty at Capital Law in 2021 and teaches Criminal Law and Procedure.

Prior to joining Capital, Professor Deitch was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, where she taught 1L and upper-level sections of Criminal Procedure. Professor Deitch previously served as a J.D. Case Writing Fellow at Harvard Law School, where she developed case studies covering a broad range of topics, including sanctuary cities, labor organizing, and prosecutorial discretion. In this role, she gained extensive experience in curriculum design based on proven pedagogical methods. She incorporates these teaching methods into her courses.

Her research focuses on the relationship between the government and individuals, particularly as it relates to the theory and practice of punishment. Her works often engage in analysis of whether certain practices in the criminal justice system advance or undermine their purported theoretical underpinnings. She has written about the application of death with dignity laws to prisoners serving life without parole sentences, the constitutional flaws in criminal jury selection practices, and retributivism’s conjoined twins problem. Her scholarship has appeared in student-edited law reviews, including Alabama Law ReviewWilliam and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, and University of Cincinnati Law Review, as well as the peer-reviewed Criminal Law Bulletin.

Additional professional experience

Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, Extern for Hon. Jane P. Wiseman, Tulsa, OK Fall 2016 

Lamb McErlane, Summer Associate, West Chester, PA Summer 2015; Summer 2016 

Chester County Bar Association 1L Diversity Law Program, Fellow, West Chester, PA Summer 2015 

Krigel Legal, PLLC, Head Clerk, Tulsa, OK 2014 – 2015 

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)