Last updated on: 8/3/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

David C. Baldus, LLM Biography

Title:
Late Joseph B. Tye Professor of Law at the University of Iowa Law School
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“[R]epeal of capital punishment is the only feasible way of eradicating the arbitrariness.”

“First Death Penalty Hearing Held,” Baltimore Sun, July 29, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Joseph B. Tye Professor, University of Iowa Law School, 1983-present
  • Professor and Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, Syracuse University College of Law, 1981-1982
  • Director, Law and Social Sciences Program, National Science Foundation, 1975-1976
  • Professor, University of Iowa Law School, 1972-1983
  • Associate Professor, University of Iowa Law School, 1969-1971
  • Delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1967-1968
  • General Law Practice, 1964-1968
Education:
  • LLM, Yale Law School, 1969
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1964
  • MA, University of Pittsburgh, 1962
  • BA, Dartmouth College, 1957
Other:
  • Died June 13, 2011 in Iowa City, Iowa
Quoted in:
  1. Does a Person's Race Affect the Likelihood of Receiving the Death Penalty?