Rob Warden

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Rob Warden is the executive director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions, Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern University School of Law. An award winning legal affairs journalist, he is the co-author with David Protess of A Promise of Justice[1] on the pardons of the Ford Heights Four, and Gone in the Night[2] on the reversal of David Dowaliby's conviction. He provides a legal analysis in the 2005 Northwestern edition reprinting of The Dead Alive,[3] a 19th-century novel by Wilkie Collins based on the 1819 wrongful murder conviction of the Boorn Brothers. A recipient of numerous journalism awards, he was inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame in 2004. Warden founded the monthly journal Chicago Lawyer in 1978, serving as editor and publisher until 1989.[4][5] Before that, he was an award-winning journalist on the Chicago Daily News.


Profile by Mara Tapp in the Chicago Tribune:[6]

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  1. ^ Protess, David; Warden, Rob (1998). A Promise of Justice. Hyperion. ISBN 978-0-7868-6294-8.  Available online from the Center on Wrongful Convictions
  2. ^ Protess, David; Warden, Rob (1993). Gone in the Night. Delacorte. ISBN 978-0-385-30619-5. 
  3. ^ Collins, Wilkie; Warden, Rob (2005). Wilkie Collins's The dead alive : the novel, the case, and wrongful convictions. Northwestern University Press. ISBN 978-0-8101-2294-9. 
  4. ^ "Rob Warden". Biography at Center on Wrongful Convictions. 
  5. ^ "Front & Center with John Callaway: Covering the U.S. Military | Pritzker Military Museum & Library | Chicago". 2005-11-17. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  6. ^ Tapp, Mara (Feb 14, 1999). "Courtroom Crusaders: When They First Met, Warden and Protess Were on Opposite Sides of an Issue". Chicago Tribune.  Reprinted by Truth in Justice here [1].