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Cara Robertson

October 19, Copley Square
Cara Robertson is a lawyer, former legal adviser to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague, and former Supreme Court clerk. She holds a PhD in English from Oxford University and a JD from Stanford Law School, and her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Raleigh News and Observer, and the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities. The Trial of Lizzie Borden, a definitive account of the Borden murder case in 1892, is Robertson’s first book, which author Jon Meacham calls “a page-turner with a point.” Robertson first began researching the Borden case as a freshman at Harvard University, and The Trial provides a window onto America’s Gilded Age, with legal transcripts, newspaper articles, local accounts, and letters from Lizzie Borden herself. Robertson's first published paper on the trial appeared in the Yale Journal in 1997.