Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Adrian Vermeule, JD Biography

Title:
Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“[I] suggest… that on certain empirical assumptions, capital punishment may be morally required, not for retributive reasons, but rather to prevent the taking of innocent lives. In so saying, we are suggesting the possibility that states are obliged to maintain the death penalty option.”

“Is Capital Punishment Morally Required? Acts, Omissions and Life-Life Tradeoffs,” Stanford Law Review, cowritten with Cass R. Sunstein, JD, Mar. 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Profesor of Law, Harvard Law School, 2006-present
  • Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, 2005
  • Faculty, University of Chicago Law School, 1998-2005
  • Recipient, “Graduating Students’ Award for Teaching Excellence,” University of Chicago Law School, 2002 & 2004
  • Court Clerk, US Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia
  • Court Clerk, Judge David Sentelle, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Education:
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1993
  • AB, Harvard College, 1990
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is the Death Penalty Immoral?