Derik Fettig is an adjunct professor for the 2019-20 academic year. Professor Fettig previously was as an assistant teaching professor on the faculty of Hamline University School of Law and Mitchell Hamline School of Law, as well as a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota Law School.
Professor Fettig served as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California in Los Angeles. As an AUSA, Professor Fettig prosecuted cases involving a wide range of felony offenses, including narcotics distribution, racketeering, wire and mail fraud, bank robbery, and theft of government property. He also led federal agents and local law enforcement officials in numerous wiretap investigations of multinational drug trafficking and money laundering organizations.
Professor Fettig graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School in 2002, where he served as an executive editor on the Stanford Law Review. Following law school, Professor Fettig clerked for the Judge Pamela Ann Rymer, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also worked as a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Professor Fettig received a B.A. in History-Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Colorado College in 1994.
Professor Fettig’s scholarship is focused on procedural and constitutional issues that arise due to the government’s use of surreptitious techniques in criminal investigations—such as wiretaps and confidential informants—and in the context of multi-jurisdictional investigations.
Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Blended Learning