Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"The time for a dispassionate impartial comparison of the enormous costs that death penalty litigation imposes on society with the benefits that it produces has surely arrived... [T]he death penalty experiment has failed and it is time for the Court to abandon the delusion that the death penalty could be administered in a non-arbitrary fashion... Now it is up to voters to decide whether they want to replace capital punishment with an effective alternative. We have the chance to prevent innocent people from being executed, end the unfairness that pervades the current system, and save millions in tax revenues, all while improving public safety. In the words of Justice Blackmun, 'it is time to stop tinkering with the machinery of death.'"
"Time to Kill the Death Penalty?," California Progress Report, June 28, 2012
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:
Professor of Law, Stanford University, Sep. 2010-present
Co-Editor with Steven Showell, American Law and Economics Review, May 2006-Aug. 2012
Professor of Law, Yale College, July 2004-Aug. 2010
Professor of Law, Stanford University, Sep. 1995-June 2004
Lecturer, Toin University School of Law (Yokohama, Japan), May 1996-June 1996
Professor of Law, Northwestern University, Sep. 1986-Aug. 1995
Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation, Sep. 1986-Aug. 1995
Visiting Professor, University of Chicago Law School, Jan. 1992-June 1992
Visiting Professor of Law and Economics, University of Virginia Law School, Jan. 1990-May 1990
Lawyer, Private Practice, Sep. 1981-Aug. 1986
Fellow, Yale Law School Program in Civil Liability, July 1985-Aug. 1986
Instructor in Economics, Yale College, Sep. 1983-Aug. 1985
Associate Attorney, Covington and Burling (Washington, DC), Oct. 1978-July 1981
Law Clerk to Chief Justice T. Emmet Clarie, US District Court (Hartford), Sep. 1977-Aug. 1978
BA, Economics and Mathematics, Hamilton College, 1974
Testified before the Connecticut Legislature on Mar. 7, 2011 and Mar. 14, 2012 in support of a bill to eliminate the death penalty
Member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, International Review of Law and Economics, and Law and Social Inquiry
Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Bureau of Economic Research, American Law Institute, American Bar Association, American Economic Association, and American Law and Economics Association