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Political Science and Criminal Justice

Robert Stanley, J.D., Ph.D.

Professor Robert Stanley is a graduate of Texas Christian University (B.A. Philosophy, 1975), the University of Texas School of Law (J.D.,1978), and the University of Virginia (Ph.D. History, 1986). He has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1978.

He teaches in the Legal Studies Program: Introduction to Legal Studies (Pols. 351), Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (Pols. 451B), and the Capstone Seminar in Legal Studies (Pols. 459).

Professor Stanley has written a book: Dimensions of Law in the Service of Order: Origins of the Federal Income Tax, 1861-1913 (Oxford University Press, 1993), which has been widely reviewed and cited.

He has also written several essays focused on the problems of economic inequality, including "When Monopoly Mattered," in Historic U.S. Court Cases (Routledge, 2001), "The Income Tax Cases," in The Public Debate over Controversial Supreme Court Decisions (CQ Press, 2006), and two entries on 19th centure lawyers for the Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (Yale University Press, 2009).