Professor Birdsong Publishes Second Volume of Zany but True Crimes Stories

Orlando, Fla. – Leonard Birdsong, professor of law at the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, has published a second volume exploring the humorous side of criminal law.

Titled Professor Birdsong’s Zany But All True Criminal Law Stories, Volume 2, the book is a follow up to the first volume by the same name published in 2010. Volume 2 covers 250 outrageous crime stories from all around the world, featuring unlawful conduct in more than 25 different countries.  Birdsong provides commentary on the crimes, drawing on his expertise and experience in criminal law.

Birdsong teaches criminal law, white collar crime, evidence, and immigration law at Barry Law School.  Prior to entering academia, his legal career included work as a federal prosecutor and in private practice in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in trial work in areas ranging from criminal defense to political asylum. Birdsong has served as an on-air legal expert for Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CBS Radio, and Court TV. He earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Howard University.

“There seems to be no shortage of foolish criminals and zany crimes all over the world,” said Birdsong. “The stories are a nice break from the very serious articles I have written about crimes and criminal law and will amuse readers at the expense of some dim-witted criminals.”

Professor Birdsong’s Zany But All True Criminal Law Stories, Volume 2 can be purchased at, Barnes & Noble, and Publish America.