James Diamond

Part-time Professor of Practice

Professor James Diamond teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law and procedure, Indian law and Tribal courts. He is Dean of Academic Affairs of the National Tribal Trial College where he teaches, develops curriculum and does training for victim's advocates and law enforcement handling domestic and sexual violence cases in state, federal and Tribal courts. Diamond's academic research focuses on the aftermath of mass shootings. He is the author of the book, After The Bloodbath:  Is Healing Possible in the Wake of Rampage Shootings published by the Michigan State University Press in 2019. Diamond was the Director of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program's Tribal Justice Clinic and the I.P.L.P. Certificate Program at the James E. Rogers College of Law from 2016-2019. He joined The James E. Rogers College of Law in 2014, teaching in the Undergraduate and Masters in Legal Studies Programs. Prior to teaching Professor Diamond practiced law for 25 years in Connecticut. He achieved success as a criminal attorney as both a prosecutor and defense attorney and was voted by his peers to be a "SuperLawyer" from 2007-2016. Professor Diamond is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a criminal trial specialist, and has extensive criminal trial experience. Diamond has particular interest and experience in Tribal courts. He served as Special Prosecutor for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Tucson, Arizona, and in addition to three state bars is licensed to practice law in three tribal courts.

Curriculum Vitae

SSRN Published Papers

Representative List of Publications

  • After the Bloodbath:  Is Healing Possible in the Wake of Rampage Shootings (2019)
  • In the Aftermath of Rampage Shootings:  Is Healing Possible? Hard Lessons Learned from the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples, 11 Geo. J. L. & Mod. Critical Race Persp. 101 (2019).
  • An Overview of Practicing American Indian Criminal Law in Federal, State and Tribal Courts, and an Update about Recent Expansion of Criminal Jurisdiction over Non-Indians, Fed. Law., Apr. 2018, at 18.
  • Practicing Indian Law in Federal, State and Tribal Criminal Courts, and an Update about Recent Expansion of Criminal Jurisdiction over Non-Indians, 32 Crim. Just., Winter 2018, at 8.
  • Complete List of Publications

Education

  • S.J.D. James E. Rogers College of Law
    2014
  • J.D. Brooklyn Law School
    1988
  • B.A. State University of New York at Albany
    1981
    Graduated cum laude

Work Experience

  • Director, IPLP Tribal Justice Clinic; Professor of Practice
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2016 - present
  • Professor of Practice and Teaching Fellow
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2014 - 2016
  • Consultant
    Southwest Center for Law and Policy, Tucson, Arizona
    2014 - present
  • Of Counsel
    Cacace Tusch & Santagata, Stamford, Connecticut
    2014 - 2015
  • Attorney
    Cacace Tusch & Santagata, Stamford, Connecticut
    2013 - 2014
  • Owner
    Law Offices of James D. Diamond, Norwalk & Danbury, Connecticut
    2004 - 2013
  • Partner
    Reese, Hirsch, Diamond and Shoults, Ridgefield, Connecticut
    1997 - 2004
  • Associate
    Law Offices of Michael S. McGetrick, Danbury, Connecticut
    1994 - 1996
  • Assistant State's Attorney
    State of Connecticut, Division of Criminal Justice, Danbury, Connecticut
    1988 - 1994