John J. Donohue III

speaker John J. Donohue III

The great fear in implementing a death penalty regime is executing the innocent.

John J. Donohue III, one of the leading empirical researchers in legal academia, is an economist, lawyer, and a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. He is well known for using empirical analysis to determine the impact of law and public policy in a wide range of areas, including civil rights and anti-discrimination law, employment discrimination, crime and criminal justice, and school funding. Previously, Professor Donohue was a member of the Stanford Law School faculty from 1995 to 2004 and then spent six years at Yale Law School as the Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor.