Professor Laurence A. Benner’s passion led to remarkable accomplishments, both through his teaching and extensive work as a scholar and advocate in the criminal justice arena. As the former Managing Director of California Western’s Criminal Justice Programs, Benner is particularly proud of the impact his teaching had on hundreds of students over the years. Benner’s scholarship has been cited in the U.S. Supreme Court as well as leading criminal justice textbooks and treatises on criminal procedure. “The Other Face of Justice,” which he co-authored, has been nationally recognized as a basic resource for improving criminal defense representation for the indigent accused. Benner was elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Association in recognition of his service to the profession, which includes a long and productive involvement with the National Legal Aid and Defender Association.