Meredith Martin Rountree

Rountree, Meredith Martin

Visiting Assistant Professor

Phone: (312) 503-0227

Meredith Martin Rountree teaches and writes on criminal law and the criminal justice system, with particular attention to issues involving mental illness.  She teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and a seminar on Law & Society scholarship.

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Law
  • Rights in Detention
  • Law of Death and Dying
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Law and Society

Selected Publications

  • Criminals Get All The Rights: The Sociolegal Construction of Different Rights to Die in journal of criminal law & criminology (accepted).
  • Law and Loss: Notes on the Legal Construction of Pain in 41 american journal of criminal law 133 (2014).
  • Volunteers for Execution: Directions for Further Research into Grief, Culpability, and Legal Structures in 82 umkc law review 295 (2014).
  • Overlooked Guidelines: Using The Guidelines To Address The Defense Need For Time and Money in 41 hofstra law review 623 (Spring 2013) (with Robert C. Owen).
  • “I’ll Make Them Shoot Me”: Accounts of Death Row Prisoners Advocating for Execution in 46 law & society review 589 (2012).


  • BA, Yale University
  • JD, Georgetown University
  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Prior Appointments

  • Co-Director, Capital Punishment Clinic, University of Texas Law School