• Before joining the UNM Law School faculty, Assoicate Professor Joshua Kastenberg had a 20-year career as a lawyer and judge in the U.S. Air Force.
  • Kastenberg currently teaches courses in criminal law and procedure, evidence, ethics, national security law, and legal history.
  • Prior to joining the faculty, he taught graduate and undergraduate level courses in national security law and systems as well as legal history. 
  • He has provided service to New Mexico through the Judicial Standards Performance Evaluation Commission evaluating the performance and competency of court of appeals judges as mandated per state law.
  • Kastenberg has also served the American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative advising and assisting the Kazakhstan Judicial Branch on establishing criminal procedural rules and judicial ethics norms for Kazakhstan’s pretrial investigative judges.
  • He served as an advisor to the Department of Defense on cybersecurity and cyberwarfare matters, twice deployed to Iraq and oversaw the military’s compliance with international law.
  • He has been cited by the Washington Post and appeared on Fox News, and written over a dozen law review articles as well as five books.
  • Kastenberg earned his BA 1989, University of California at Los Angeles, MA 1992, Purdue University, JD 1996, Marquette University Law School, LLM 2003, Georgetown University Law Center Lee & Leon Karelitz Professor in Evidence and Procedure.

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