Last updated on: 4/13/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

David R. Dow, JD Biography

Title:
Cullen Professor at the University of Houston Law Center
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“I used to support [the death penalty] myself. When I stopped supporting it, it was because I realized that the death penalty is applied unfairly… You might think there is such a thing as a just death penalty, and perhaps there is, but even if there is such a thing in theory, our death penalty system does not come close to fitting the bill.”

Execution on a Technicality: Lethal Injustice on America’s Death Row, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
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:
  • Founder, Juvenile and Capital Advocacy Project, 2014-present
  • Rorschach Visiting Professor, Rice University, 2011-present
  • Cullen Professor, University of Houston Law Center, 2010-present
  • Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center, 1996-present
  • Founder and Director, Texas Innocence Network, 2000-present
  • Recipient, Barnes & Noble Discover Award, 2010
  • Associate Professor (with tenure), University of Houston Law Center, 1992-1996
  • Assistant Professor, University of Houston Law Center, 1988-1992
Education:
  • JD Yale Law School, 1985
  • MA, History, Yale University, 1982
  • BA, magna cum laude, History, Rice University, 1981
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Life in Prison without Parole a Better Option Than the Death Penalty?