Introducing Guest Blogger David Gray

dgray.jpgI am delighted to introduce my colleague David Gray who will be guest blogging this month. David is newly appointed to the Faculty of the University of Maryland School of Law, where he teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and seminars in jurisprudence and transitional justice. Immediately before joining Maryland, he spent a few years at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., where most of his time was spent on white collar, criminal, professional liability, appellate, and plaintiffs’ civil rights litigation. Before his tenure at W & C, he was, in reverse chronological order, a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke Law, clerk to The Hon. Chester J. Straub, and clerk to The Hon. Charles S. Haight, Jr. He received a JD Order of the Coif from the New York University School of Law, his MA and PhD in Philosophy from Northwestern University, and his BA from The University of Virginia.

David writes mainly on jurisprudential issues core to transitional justice debates , but he also dabbles in constitutional theory and international law . His current work focuses on reparations and prosecutorial ethics.

Recent publications include:

Why Justice Scalia Should Be a Constitutional Comparativist . . . Sometimes, 59 Stanford Law Review 1249 (2007).

Devilry, Complicity, and Greed: Transitional Justice and Odious Debt, Law & Contemporary Problems, Summer 2007, at 137.

An Excuse-Centered Approach to Transitional Justice, 74 Fordham Law Review 2621 (2006).

Rule Skepticism, “Strategery,” and the Limits of International Law, 46 Virginia Journal of International Law 563 (2006)

A Prayer for Constitutional Comparativism in Eighth Amendment Cases, 18 Federal Sentencing Reporter 237 (2006).

What’s So Special About Transitional Justice?, 100 American Society of International Law Proceedings 147 (2006).

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2 Responses

  1. Orin Kerr says:

    Welcome, David.

  2. Lawless says:


    Prosecutor offers to dismiss criminal charges if polygraph is taken and passed. Polygraph taken and passed. Prosecutor claims he will dismiss at next court date, court date comes an he files for withdrawl. Court sets new trial date. Any case law to enforce dismissal?