Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University Law School
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"[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 Adrian Vermeule, JD, Mar. 2005
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:
Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard University Law School, 2008-present
Former Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor of Law, Columbia University
Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard University
Vice-chair, American Bar Association Committee on Separation of Powers and Governmental Organizations
Chair, Administrative Law Section, Association of American Law Schools
Member, American Bar Association Committee on the future of the Federal Trade Commission
Member, President's Advisory Committee on the Public Service Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters
Attorney-advisor, Office of the Legal Counsel, US Department of Justice
Court Clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall, US Supreme Court
Court Clerk for Justice Benjamin Kaplan, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
JD, magna cum laude, Harvard University School of Law, 1978