Paul H. Robinson
Colin S. Diver Professor of Law
Paul Robinson is one of the world’s leading criminal law scholars. A prolific writer and lecturer, Robinson has published articles in virtually all of the top law reviews, lectured in 98 cities in 33 states and 25 countries, and had his writings appear in 13 languages.
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Law Theory
- Criminal Code Reform
- Criminal Sentencing
- Global Human Rights
INTUITIONS OF JUSTICE AND THE UTILITY OF DESERT (Oxford University Press, 2013).
CRIMINAL LAW (2d ed. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2012) (with Michael T. Cahill) (1st ed. Aspen 1997).
CRIMINAL LAW CONVERSATIONS (editor, with Steve Garvey & Kim Ferzan) (Oxford 2009)
DISTRIBUTIVE PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL LAW: WHO SHOULD BE PUNISHED HOW
MUCH? (Oxford 2008), also appearing in Spanish and Chinese.
LAW WITHOUT JUSTICE: WHY CRIMINAL LAW DOESN’T GIVE PEOPLE WHAT THEY DESERVE
(with Michael Cahill) (Oxford Univ. Press 2005).
Articles and Book Chapters
The Proper Role of the Community in Determining Criminal Liability and Punishment, in POPULAR PUNISHMENT: ON THE NORMATIVE SIGNIFICANCE OF PUBLIC OPINION (Jesper Ryberg and Julian A. Roberts eds., Oxford University Press 2014).
Four Distinctions that Glanville Williams Did Not Make: The Practical Benefits of Examining the Interrelation Among Criminal Law Doctrines, in THE SANCTITY OF LIFE AND THE CRIMINAL LAW: THE LEGACY OF GLANVILLE WILLIAMS (Dennis Baker ed., Cambridge University Press 2013).
Codifying Shari'a: International Norms, Legality & the Freedom to Invent New Forms, 2 J. COMP. L. (British) 1 (2007) (with 11 present and former students in my Criminal Law Research Group, regarding our work in drafting an Islamic Penal Code for the Maldives under U.N.D.P. sponsorship).
More publications can be found here.
The Rise and Fall and Resurrection of American Criminal Codes (November 11, 2014). U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-38. (forthcoming)
The American Criminal Code: General Defenses (Mar. 15, 2015), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-28, __ J. LEGAL ANALYSIS __ (with Matthew Kussmaul, Camber Stoddard, Ilya Rudyak, and Andreas Kuersten) (forthcoming 2015)
Justice: 1850s San Francisco and the California Gold Rush (March 20, 2014), in PIRATES, PRISONERS, AND LEPERS: LESSONS FROM LIFE OUTSIDE THE LAW (Potomac Books, forthcoming 2015); U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-14 (with Sarah M. Robinson). (forthcoming 2015)
Punishment: Drop City and the Utopian Communes, in PIRATES, PRISONERS, AND LEPERS: LESSONS FROM LIFE OUTSIDE THE LAW (Potomac Books, forthcoming 2015); U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-13 (with Sarah M. Robinson). (forthcoming 2015)
The Model Penal Code's Conceptual Error on the Nature of Proximate Cause, and How to Fix It (January 14, 2014), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-3 (forthcoming)
Comments on [Israeli] Proposal for Structuring Judicial Discretion in Sentencing, HUKIM – Israeli Journal on Legislation.
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Justice
Penn Law - Colin S. Diver Professor of Law (2003- )
Northwestern - Edna & Ednyfed Williams Professor (1998-2002); Professor (1993-98); Visiting Professor (1992-93)
Georgetown - Adjunct Professor (1986-88)
University of Michigan - Visiting Professor (1998-99)
Rutgers - Acting Dean (1989-90); Distinguished Professor (1985-93); Professor (1980-85); Assistant Professor (1977-80)
Director, University of Pennsylvania Law School Criminal Law Research Group.
Director, Maldivian Penal Code Reform Project.
Director, Illinois Criminal Code Rewrite & Reform Commission.
Director, Kentucky Penal Code Revision Project.
Co-Editor, SSRN Legal Scholarship Network (1996-present)
- Criminal Law
- Advanced Criminal Law
- Criminal Law Theory Seminar
- Punishment Theory Seminar
- Criminal Law Codification
- Penn Criminal Law Research Group