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Roger Douglas Groot
B.A., J.D.
Class of 1975 Alumni Professor of Law
B.A. 1962, Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; J.D. with high honors, 1971, University of North Carolina; Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, North Carolina Law Review; admitted to practice in North Carolina, 1971, and Virginia, 1983; Assistant Professor of Law, University of Georgia, 1971-1973; Visiting Professor, University of North Carolina, Summer 1974; Visiting Professor, University of Virginia, Spring 1979; Visiting Professor, University of Kentucky, Summer 1980; Assistant Professor of Law, 1973-74; Associate Professor of Law, 1974-77; Professor of Law, 1977-90; Class of 1975 Alumni Professor, Washington and Lee University, 1990-. Member of Virginia Model Jury Instruction Committee, 1992-2002;Chair, Criminal Law Section, Virginia Bar Association, 1999-2001; Co-chair, Capital Defense Workshop, 1997-; Board of Governors, Virginia Bar Association, 2002-.


Phone  (540) 458-8518


Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure.


Comment For Whom the Court Tolls: Equitable Tolling of the AEDPA Statute of Limitations in Capital Habaes Cases, 62 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 407 (2005), available at Lexis ; Westlaw.

Criminal Offenses and Defenses in Virginia (Thomson/West 2005 ed. 2004).

Petit Larceny, Jury Lenity and Parliament, in The Dearest Birth Right of the People of England: The Jury in the History of the Common Law 47 (John W. Cairns & Grant McLeod eds., Hart Publishing 2002).

Terrorism on Trial - Military Tribunals--The Death Impetus, 2 W&L Law: Wash. & Lee U. Sch. L. Mag., Spring 2002, at 12.

A Tribute to William S. Geimer, 58 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 409 (2001), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

Happy Days: Restoration of Cherished Ideals in White Collar Cases, 12 J. Civ. Litig. 11 (2000).

A Tribute to Barry Sullivan, 57 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 322 (2000), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

When Suicide Became Felony, 21 J. Legal Hist. 1 (2000).

Book Review, 17 Law & Hist. Rev. 171 (1999) (reviewing Lesley Boatwright ed., Inquests and Indictments From Late Fourteenth Century Buckingham (1994)), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

Proto-Juries and Public Criminal Law in England, in Die Entstehung des Offentlichen Strafrechts 23 (Dietmar Willoweit ed., Bohlau 1999).

Teaching Each Other: Judges, Clerks, Jurors and Malefactors Define the Guilt/Innocence Jury, in Learning the Law: Teaching and the Transmission of Law in England 1150-1900, at 17 (Jonathan A. Bush & Alain Wijffels eds., Hambledon Press 1999).

Criminal Offenses and Defenses in Virginia (Harrison Co. 4th ed. 1998).

Criminal Offenses and Defenses in Virginia (Harrison Co. 3rd ed. 1994).

A Tribute to J. Timothy Philipps, 51 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1131 (1994), available at Hein-Online; Lexis; Westlaw.

Trial of Capital Murder Cases in Virginia (Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the Virginia Law Foundation 1991) (with William S. Geimer).

Criminal Offenses and Defenses in Virginia (Harrison Co. 2d ed. 1989).

The Crime of Rape Temp. Richard I and John, 9 J. Legal Hist. 324 (1988).

The Early-Thirteenth Century Criminal Jury, in Twelve Good Men and True: The Criminal Trial Jury in England, 1200-1800, at 3 (J. S. Cockburn & Thomas A. Green eds., Princeton University Press 1988).

Three Criminal Law Books, 38 J. Legal Educ. 451 (1988) (reviewing Joshua Dressler, Understanding Criminal Law (1987); Douglas N. Husak, Philosophy of Criminal Law (1987) & Leo Katz, Bad Acts and Guilty Minds: Conundrums of the Criminal Law (1987)), available at Hein-Online.

Immunized Witnesses in Virginia, 12 Va. B. Ass'n J., Winter 1986, at 13 (with Thomas W. Thagard, III).

Lie Detectors: Of Sacred Morsels and Polygraphs, 10 Legal Stud. F. 203 (1986).

Criminal Offenses and Defenses in Virginia (Harrison Co. 1984).

The Jury in Private Criminal Prosecutions Before 1215, 27 Am. J. Legal Hist. 113 (1983), available at Hein-Online.

The Jury of Presentment Before 1215, 26 Am. J. Legal Hist. 1 (1982), available at Hein-Online.

Arrests in Private Dwellings, 67 Va. L. Rev. 275 (1981) (Twenty-Fifth Annual Survey of Developments in Virginia Law, 1979-1980), available at Hein-Online; Westlaw.

Final Report of the Videotape Pilot Project (Virginia State Bar 1979).

Final Research Report of the Videotape Study Committee (Virginia State Bar 1978).

Specific Performance of Contracts to Provide Permanent Financing, 60 Cornell L. Rev. 718 (1975), available at Hein-Online.

The Serpent Beguiled Me and I (Without Scienter) Did Eat - Denial of Crime and the Entrapment Defense, 1973 U. Ill. L.F. 254.

Annual Survey of Georgia - Real Property, 24 Mercer L. Rev. 309 (1973), available at Hein-Online.

Equitable Enforcement of Deferred Brokerage Commissions, 51 Tex. L. Rev. 76 (1972), available at Hein-Online.

Annual Survey of Georgia Law - Real Property, 23 Mercer L. Rev. 243 (1972), available at Hein-Online.

The Effects of an Intermediate Appellate Court on the Supreme Court Work Product: The North Carolina Experience, 7 Wake Forest L. Rev. 548 (1971), available at Hein-Online.


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