Cullen Professor at the University of Houston Law Center
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"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
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
JD Yale Law School, 1985
MA, History, Yale University, 1982
BA, magna cum laude, History, Rice University, 1981