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Adrian Vermeule, JD Biography

Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Legal?"

“[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
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1993
  • AB, Harvard College, 1990
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Quoted in:
  1. Is the Death Penalty Immoral?