M.A., Public Policy, Harvard University (1975)
J.D., Yale University (1975)
B.A., History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1970)
Professor Robert P. Mosteller served as the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law at Duke University where he taught from 1982-2008. He served as a visiting professor at UNC for the 2008-09 academic year.
Professor Mosteller holds a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina (1970) where he was president of Phi Beta Kappa, a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard (1975), and a J.D. degree from Yale (1975). After clerking on the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit with Judge J. Braxton Craven, Jr., he worked for seven years with the Washington, D.C. Public Defender Service where he was Director of Training and Chief of the Trial Division.
He is a co-author of the McCormick evidence treatise, North Carolina Evidence Foundations, and an evidence casebook and problem book. He has published many law review articles. He is interested in the death penalty, serving as a co-reporter for the Death Penalty Initiative of the Constitution Project and having served as President and a member of the Board of the North Carolina Center for Death Penalty Litigation. He teaches Evidence, Criminal Procedure Investigation and Constitutional Criminal Procedure.