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Robert Cottrol
Robert J. Cottrol is a professor of law, history, and Sociology, and Harold Paul Green Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of The Afro-Yankees: Providence's Black Community in the Antebellum Era (selected by Choice as an outstanding academic book for 1983), and editor of Gun Control and the Constitution: Sources and Explorations on the Second Amendment (selected as an Alternative Book of the Month selection by the History Book Club), and From African to Yankee: Narratives of Slavery and Freedom in Antebellum New England (1998).  His recent, co-authored book, Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture and the Constitution, was published by the University Press of Kansas and received the 2003 Langum Project for Historical Literature Prize.  Professor Cottrol's articles on constitutional topics have appeared in the Yale Law Journal, Georgetown Law Journal, American Journal of Legal History, and the Law and Society Review, among others.




How can we better prevent fatal error in capital cases?
ASK THIS | March 30, 2006
George Washington law professor and author Robert Cottrol walks reporters through questions they need to ask in covering capital trials, and raises the issue of how juries and jurists should deal with ‘lingering doubt.’

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