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David R. Dow

Rorschach Visiting Professor

David R. Dow is the Cullen Professor at the University of Houston Law Center. He is the author of both scholarly legal works and books aimed at a general audience, such as Executed on a Technicality, America's Prophets: How Judicial Activism Makes America Great, and The Autobiography of an Execution, which was a 2010 finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. He is the founder and director of the Texas Innocence Network.

A 1981 graduate of Rice University, Professor Dow is a committed teacher of undergraduates and history graduate students as well as law students. As our Rorschach Visiting Professor, he teaches one course a year in the Department of History.

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