John Rubin joined the School of Government faculty in 1991. He specializes in criminal law and procedure and indigent defense education. Before joining the School, he practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, California. He has written extensively on criminal law and procedure and teaches and consults with indigent defenders, judges, magistrates, prosecutors, and others who work in the court system. He earned a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2008, he received the Albert and Gladys Coates Term Award for Faculty Excellence. In 2012, he was named Albert Coates Professor of Public Law and Government.
Pretrial Vol. 1
Volume One, Pretrial, of the North Carolina Defender Manual (second edition) focuses on the principal areas of pretrial criminal procedure in North Carolina. Fifteen chapters cover a variety of topics, such as capacity to proceed, discovery, criminal pleadings, speedy trial, and suppression motions. The manual includes cases decided by the courts through June 2013 and legislation enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly through the end of its 2013 legislative session. It replaces the first edition, dated 1998-2004. The current edition of the manual, released in 2013, now includes updated chapters. As updated chapters are completed, they will be posted on this site, with the date of completion, e.g., July 2018, indicated on the chapter. The 2013 edition is available for purchase as a soft-bound book here.