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About William R. Eleazer

media/eleazer-portrait-tn.jpgDistinguished Professor of Law Emeritus William R. Eleazer joined Stetson University College of Law in 1979 after a distinguished career with the U.S. Marine Corps and the 5th Judicial Circuit of Florida. He taught criminal law courses including evidence, trial practice and the prosecution clinic until he retired from full-time teaching in 1999.

Professor Eleazer rose to the rank of colonel with the Marines. He served in a number of legal positions, such as military judge and staff judge advocate, and as an unrestricted officer in various command and staff assignments at home and abroad. He received numerous military decorations, including the Bronze Star with Combat "V," Legion of Merit, Korean Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Professor Eleazer joined the State Attorney's Office after his military retirement in 1978, serving as an assistant state attorney and felony prosecutor with the 5th Judicial Circuit for a year before coming to Stetson. He is the co-author of Florida Criminal Trial Practice, Florida Evidence Courtroom Manual and other scholarly work.