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 more than 100 cities in 33 states and 27 countries, and had his writings appear in 13 languages.
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Law Theory
- Criminal Code Reform
- Criminal Sentencing
- Global Human Rights
CRIMINAL LAW CASE STUDIES (5th ed. West 2015).
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 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).
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.
1911 – Triangle Factory Fire – Building Safety Codes, in TRAGEDY, OUTRAGE & REFORM: CRIMES THAT CHANGED OUR WORLD (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming, 2018) (with Sarah M. Robinson). (forthcoming 2018)
Democratizing Criminal Law: Feasibility, Utility, and the Challenge of Social Change (October 24, 2016), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-41. (forthcoming)
Shadow Vigilante Officials Manipulate and Distort to Force Justice from an Apparently Reluctant System, in THE VIGILANTE ECHO: THE VIRTUES AND VICES OF VIGILANTE ACTION (University of Wisconsin Press forthcoming 2017) (with Sarah M. Robinson).
How Being Right Can Risk Wrongs, in THE VIGILANTE ECHO: THE VIRTUES AND VICES OF VIGILANTE ACTION (University of Wisconsin Press forthcoming 2017) (with Sarah M. Robinson). (forthcoming 2017)
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)
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