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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
Working Papers
"Was Ellen Wronged,"  Journal of Criminal Law & Philosophy (August 2012) Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper, No. 12-58 (2012).    
Articles
"Are Attempts Like Treason," 14 New Criminal Law Review 173 (2011).
"When Should a Mistake of Fact Excuse," 42 Texas Tech Law Review 359-382 (2009).
"Self-Defenses and the Mistaken Racist," 11 New Criminal Law Review 119-171 (2008).
"Questions of Mercy,” 4 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 321-327 (2007).
"What's Wrong with Involuntary Manslaughter?" 85 Texas Law Review 333-83 (2006).
"Passion's Puzzle," 90 Iowa Law Review 1677-745 (2005).
"Is it Wrong to Commute Death Row? Retribution, Atonement, and Mercy," 82 North Carolina Law Review 1319-43 (2004).
"Juror First Votes in Criminal Trials" (with Paula Hannaford-Agor, Valerie P. Hans, Nicole L. Mott, G. Thomas Munsterman, and Martin T. Wells), 1 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 371-98 (2004).
"Lifting the Veil on Punishment" 7 Buffalo Criminal Law Review 443-64 (2004).
"The Merciful Capital Juror" (with Theodore Eisenberg), 2 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 165-93 (2004).
"The Moral Emotions of the Criminal Law," 22 Quinnipiac Law Review 89 (2003).
"Restorative Justice, Punishment, and Atonement," 2003 Utah Law Review 303 (2003).
"Two Kinds of Criminal Wrongs," 5 Punishment and Society 279 (2003).
"Victim Characteristics and Victim Impact Evidence in South Carolina Capital Cases" (with Theodore Eisenberg and Martin T. Wells), 88 Cornell Law Review 306-42 (2003).
"Virginia’s Capital Jurors" (with Paul Marcus), 44 William and Mary Law Review 2063 (2003).
"Amicus Brief in People v. Harris, 2002 WL 1461372 (NY, June 9, 2002)" (with 18 other law school professors), 27 New York University Review of Law and Social Change 399 (2002).
"The Deadly Paradox of Capital Jurors" (with Theodore Eisenberg and Martin T. Wells), 74 Southern California Law Review 371-97 (2001).
"Forecasting Life and Death: Juror Race, Religion, and Attitude toward the Death Penalty" (with Theodore Eisenberg and Martin T. Wells), 30 Journal of Legal Studies 277-311 (2001).
"Future Dangerousness in Capital Cases: Always 'At Issue'" (with John H. Blume and Sheri Lynn Johnson), 86 Cornell Law Review 397-410 (2001).
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door: Rethinking the Role of Religion in Death Penalty Cases" (with Gary J. Simson), 86 Cornell Law Review 1090-130 (2001).
"Correcting Deadly Confusion: Responding to Jury Inquiries in Capital Cases" (with Sheri Lynn Johnson and Paul Marcus), 85 Cornell Law Review 627-55 (2000).
"The Emotional Economy of Capital Sentencing," 75 New York University Law Review 26-73 (2000).
"Introduction to Symposium: Religion's Role in the Administration of the Death Penalty," 9 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 29-30 (2000).
"Punishment as Atonement," 46 UCLA Law Review 1801-58 (1999).
"But Was He Sorry? The Role of Remorse in Capital Sentencing" (with Theodore Eisenberg and Martin T. Wells), 83 Cornell Law Review 1599-637 (1998).
"Aggravation and Mitigation in Capital Cases: What Do Jurors Think?" 98 Columbia Law Review 1538-76 (1998).
"Can Shaming Punishments Educate?" 65 University of Chicago Law Review 733-94 (1998).
"Freeing Prisoners' Labor," 50 Stanford Law Review 339-98 (1998).
"Are Housekeepers Like Judges?" 82 Cornell Law Review 1039-50 (1997).
"'As the Gentle Rain From Heaven': Mercy in Capital Sentencing," 81 Cornell Law Review 989-1048 (1996).
"Jury Responsibility in Capital Sentencing: An Empirical Study" (with Theodore Eisenberg and Martin T. Wells), 44 Buffalo Law Review 339-80 (1996).
"Harmless Error in Federal Habeas Corpus After Brecht v. Abrahamson" (with John H. Blume), 35 William and Mary Law Review 163-95 (1993).
"Death-Innocence and the Law of Habeas Corpus," 56 Albany Law Review 225-72 (1992).
Note, "Politicizing Who Dies," 101 Yale Law Journal 187-209 (1991).
Book Reviews
Review of  John Coon & Patrick Brennan, By Nature Equal: The Anatomy of a Western Insight, 16 Journal of Law and Religion 661-66 (2001).
"Did Making Over the Prisons Require Making up the Law?," 84 Cornell Law Review 1476-501 (1999) (Review of Malcolm M. Feeley and Edward L. Rubin, Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America's Prisons).