Robert P. Burns is Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law in the Northwestern Program on Advocacy and Professionalism. He teaches courses in professional responsibility, evidence, civil procedure, criminal procedure, and administrative procedure. In 1996, 1998, and 2002, he was voted the Robert Childress Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. He has been voted the Outstanding Professor of a Small Class and received a Dean’s Teaching Award. He has been both the Perkins-Bauer Teaching Professor and the Stanford Clinton, Sr. Research Professor. He received his AB degree Magna Cum Laude from Fordham University in 1969. He received his JD in 1974 from the University of Chicago Law School and a PhD with honors from the University of Chicago with a concentration in the philosophy of law and in logic. Robert P. Burns is also the author of many textbooks and books such as The Death of the American Trial or A Theory of the Trial.
ARTICLES FEATURING ROBERT P.
Kafka’s Law or Dante’s Inferno?
Burns cruelly sinks all our hopes of a reformed system with the most pessimistic and conclusory line in his book: “Here optimists really are fools.”...