U.S. Attorney Justin Oshana, Lead Army Prosecutor in United States v. Bergdahl, is Inaugural Speaker for Prosecutorial Ethics in Real Life Lecture Series

Sept. 15, 2021

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law’s Prosecutorial Ethics in Real Life lecture series welcomes its inaugural speaker, Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Oshana on Sept. 15, 2021.  

Oshana is best known as the lead Army prosecutor in United States v. Bergdahlthe case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdal. Bergdahl pleaded guilty in 2017 to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after leaving his post in Afghanistan in June 2009 and setting off a massive search-and-rescue operation that involved thousands of U.S. troops.  

Oshana will discuss the moral principles and dilemmas faced by prosecutors with a question-and-answer portion directly following.  

When: Sept. 15, 2021, 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM MST 

Where: Lecture will be delivered both in person and online. James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 East Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85721, Room 164 

The Zoom link will be sent to all registrants on the afternoon of Sept. 14. 

Who may attend: This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

About Justin Oshana 

Justin Oshana was the lead Army prosecutor in United States v. Bergdahl, the court-martial of Private Bowe Bergdahl for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. He also was a defense attorney in United States v. Hasan, the capital court-martial of Major Nidal Hasan for the 2009 Fort Hood shootings.  Oshana is currently an Assistant United States Attorney in Philadelphia and a Major in the Army Reserves. 

About Prosecutorial Ethics in Real Life  

The Prosecutorial Ethics in Real Life series, part of University of Arizona Law’s Program for Criminal Law and Policy, is an ongoing effort at University of Arizona Law to create a national forum for discussion of critical and timely ethical issues in criminal prosecution. 


Media Contact: Ali Bridges, director of communications, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, akbridges@arizona.edu520.621.3956 

Event Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson, senior program coordinator, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, bwilkins@arizona.edu