Robin M. Maher

Robin Maher

Robin M. Maher

Professorial Lecturer in Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

Robin Maher is the Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center, a national non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning the death penalty. She has previously worked in the federal public defender system, at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and at the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Access to Justice.  From 2001-2014, Ms. Maher was the Director of the American Bar Association (ABA) Death Penalty Representation Project where she led the effort that resulted in the 2003 ABA Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases. She is a frequent author and speaker on the death penalty in the United States and internationally and has organized and presented at conferences for judicial groups and bar associations in China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, and Vietnam.  Ms. Maher is the recipient of awards from the ABA, Witness to Innocence, and the National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates & Mitigation Specialists.

BA, University of Iowa; JD, University of Minnesota

  • 6379- Criminal Procedure / Law Death Penalty Seminar