#31702 Overall Influence

Stephanos Bibas

United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit


Why is this person notable and influential?

Stephanos Bibas is a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, as appointed in 2017. He earned his B.A. in political theory from Columbia University, a B.A. and M.A. in jurisprudence from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He is an expert in criminal law procedures such as charging, sentencing, and bargaining. He has also explored the role of remorse and contrition in criminal sentencing.

He is a recognized authority on criminal law, and is ranked the 15th most cited law professor by federal and state high courts. He has served as director for Penn Law’s Supreme Court clinic, a program granting law students an opportunity to assist with actual cases before the Supreme Court. The Court appointed him to argue as amicus curiae for Tapia v. United States, and praised him for the exceptional quality of his work.

While working as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he was successful in prosecuting the mastermind of the theft of Tiffany stained glass by the world’s leading expert. The perpetrator of the crime hired grave-robbers to steal the glass from graveyards and burial crypts. It was a major breakthrough case for his career.

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Stephanos Bibas is a United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, who previously was a professor of law and criminology and director of the Supreme Court clinic at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a noted scholar of criminal procedure with expertise in criminal charging, plea bargaining, and sentencing. As a professor, Bibas examined how procedural rules written for jury trials have unintended consequences when cases involving jury trials are the exception, rather than the rule, with 95 percent of defendants pleading guilty. Bibas also studied the role of substantive goals such as remorse and apology in criminal procedure.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?
University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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How’s this person influential?
#504 World Rank #300 USA Rank