Dr. Richard Bitter Jr.
SJD Program Graduate


Dr. Richard Bitter successfully earned his S.J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in August 2009. His dissertation was titled “An Argument for the Compensability of Partial Regulatory Takings under the 5th Amendment.” Dr. Bitter’s fields of study and professional expertise include: Legal Research, Constitutional and Civil Rights, Takings Law, and Criminal Law. His academic and professional affiliations include: University at Buffalo Law School, Criminal Law Center Fellow, and the Richard L. Bitter Jr. Legal Support Services.

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2009
LL.M., University at Buffalo Law School, 2008
Criminal Law Center Fellow, University at Buffalo, 2007 - 2008
LL.M., American University Washington College of Law, 2002
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2001
Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Empire State College, 1999

Academic Honors and Achievements

J.D. earned in two years
Distinguished Student Award, June 2001
Dedicated Student Award, December 2000
Teaching Assistant - Trial Workshop
National Moot Court Team, (Evan A. Evans Constitutional Competition)
Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Clinical and Practical Law, Senior Staff Editor Moot Court Board
Mock Trial Competition, Second Best Litigator (October 2000), Finalist (October 2000), Third Best Litigator (July 2000)
Federalist Society, President, Director of Speaker Procurement