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About Robert J Smith

Robert Smith is an assistant professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he teaches evidence and criminal law.
His most recent scholarship includes “The Geography of the Death Penalty and Its Ramifications” in Boston University Law Review and “A Comprehensive Proposal for Adjudicating Actual Innocence Claims” in Washington Law Review. He also is co-editor (with Justin Levinson) of a book titled Implicit Bias Across the Law (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2012) and has co-authored articles in the Washington Law Review, Case Western Reserve Law Review, Louisiana Law Review, Southern University Law Review, Seattle University Law Review, Harvard Law and Policy Review Online, Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy and Michigan Law Review First Impressions.
Professor Smith joined Carolina Law from DePaul University College of Law where he was a visiting assistant professor. Prior to entering academia, Smith served as the legal and policy advisor to Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute and represented death sentenced inmates as a staff attorney at the Louisiana Capital Appeals Project.


Present Assistant Professor of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Capital Punishment (8)

Criminal Law and Procedure (13)

Implicit Bias (5)