Louis M. Natali, Jr.

Professor of Law Emeritus

Professor Natali joined the Temple Law School faculty in 1990. He has published numerous articles on Death Penalty Litigation, Evidence and Trial Advocacy throughout his career. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.

He graduated from Georgetown Law Center in 1966, where he was an Associate Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. Professor Natali clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, working for Judge Herbert Boreman. He was a graduate fellow in Criminal Law and Litigation at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in a program directed by Professor Tony Amsterdam.

In 1971, Professor Natali formed the law firm of Segal, Appel and Natali, specializing in criminal defense. He became an Associate Professor at Rutgers-Camden Law School in 1974, leaving that position in 1976 to become First Assistant Defender at the Philadelphia Defender’s Association. From 1973 to present, Professor Natali has also been involved in the training of trial lawyers with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A. (cum laude), LaSalle College

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Awards and Recognition

  • George P. Williams, III, Memorial Award for the Outstanding Professor of the Year (2018)


  • Board of Directors, PA Innocence Project