Robert J. Cottrol

Robert J. Cottrol

Title: Professor of Law, of History, and of Sociology; Harold Paul Green Research Professor of Law

Telephone: 202.994.5023

B.A., Ph.D., Yale University; J.D., Georgetown University

Specialties/Areas of Expertise:
Criminal law; legal history; race relations; death penalty; gun control

American Society for Legal History; American Society for Criminology

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Brief Bio:

  • writings on law and legal history have appeared in the Yale Law Journal, Georgetown Law Journal, American Journal of Legal History, and the Law and Society Review
  • author of The Afro-Yankees: Providence's Black Community in the Antebellum Era (selected by Choice as an outstanding academic book for 1983)
  • 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)
  • editor of From African to Yankee: Narratives of Slavery and Freedom in Antebellum New England (1998)