Derik Fettig

Director of Externships; Teaching and Research Fellow
Email: dfettig01@hamline.edu
Phone: 651-523-2645


BA, Colorado College
JD, Stanford Law School


Recent courses taught: Criminal Procedure I (Investigation); Criminal Procedure II (Adjudication), Criminal Law, Fifth Amendment Seminar, Common Law (on-line MSL course) and Legal Writing

View Instructor Fettig's research: SSRN Author page – Derik Fettig

Prior to joining the law school faculty, Derik Fettig served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California in Los Angeles, where he prosecuted cases involving a wide-range of felony offenses, including narcotics distribution, racketeering, wire and mail fraud, bank robbery, and theft of government property. As an AUSA, Fettig also led federal agents and local law enforcement officials in numerous wiretap investigations of multinational drug trafficking and money laundering organizations.

Fettig graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School in 2002, where he served as an Executive Editor on the Stanford Law Review. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Fettig also worked as a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP, in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

At Hamline, Fettig’s scholarship is focused on procedural and constitutional issues that arise due to the government’s use of surreptitious investigative techniques, such as wiretaps and confidential informants, and in the context of multi-jurisdictional investigations.



When "Good Faith" Makes Good Sense: Applying Leon's Exception to the Exclusionary Rule to the Government's Reasonable Reliance on Title III Wiretap Orders, 49 HARV. J. ON LEGIS. (2012).

Who Knew What When? A Critical Analysis of the Expanding Collective Knowledge Doctrine82 UMKC L. Rev. 663 (2014)