Russell Covey

Russell Covey

Russell Covey is Professor of Law at Georgia State University’s College of Law. Professor Covey’s research focuses on criminal law and procedure, and he is the author of numerous articles on topics including the death penalty, police interrogation, crime and popular culture, wrongful convictions, jury selection, and plea bargaining. As a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Professor Covey has filed amicus briefs and represented pro bono clients in criminal appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Prior to joining the College of Law, he clerked for Judge Allyne R. Ross of the United States District Court, E.D.N.Y., practiced criminal and civil litigation at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., and taught at Whittier Law School in Southern California.  Professor Covey teaches courses in domestic and international criminal law and criminal procedure. He received his J.D. at Yale Law School, M.A. at Princeton University and A.B at Amherst College.

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Guest Appearances
May 23, 2016
How well do people actually know their Miranda rights?

“You have the right to remain silent.” Because of TV shows and movies, most people probably know at least this part of the Miranda warning. But do people actually understand all of their Miranda rights? Fifty years after the landmark decision in Miranda v. Arizona, we speak to Russell Covey of Georgia State University State’s College...