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David R. Dow, JD Biography

Cullen Professor at the University of Houston Law Center
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Legal?"

“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

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
  • JD Yale Law School, 1985
  • MA, History, Yale University, 1982
  • BA, magna cum laude, History, Rice University, 1981
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Quoted in:
  1. Should Life without Parole Replace the Death Penalty?