March 2022

Cara Robertson



Jay Young

Appearing Courtesy of Friends of the Festival

Cara Robertson began researching the Borden case as a Harvard undergraduate in 1990. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and a juris doctorate degree from Stanford Law School. She clerked at the Supreme Court of the United States, served as a legal adviser to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague and has written for various publications. Her scholarship has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Humanities Center, of which she is a Trustee. "The Trial of Lizzie Borden" is her first book.


Scheduled events:
Trials & Tribulations
Cara Robertson and Rick Unklesbay combine their insights as attorneys with Matthew McGough's experience as a journalist to discuss true murder cases and the ways defendants have been investigated and tried.

Desert Diamond Casinos Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
True Crime
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Panelists: Matthew McGough, Cara Robertson, Rick Unklesbay
Moderator: Anne Segal
Investigating the Crime of Murder
Two fascinating murder investigations that took place nearly 90 years apart reflect both similarities and differences in the approaches taken by law enforcement and the judicial system.

Desert Diamond Casinos Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
True Crime
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Panelists: Matthew McGough, Cara Robertson
Moderator: Rick Unklesbay
Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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