Kevin Bennardo

University of North Carolina School of Law

Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road

CB #3380

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

22

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Scholarly Papers (22)

1.

Citation Stickiness

20 Journal of Appellate Practice & Process 61 (2019), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 07 May 2019 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2020
Kevin Bennardo and Alexa Chew
University of North Carolina School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 751 (63,917)

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citation practice study, federal courts of appeals, judicial decison-making, judicial opinion-writing

2.

Legal Writing's Harmful Psyche

105 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes 111 (2020)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 30 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2020
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 455 (119,319)

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legal writing, legal education, legal academy, protectionism

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Incarceration's Incapacitative Shortcomings

54 Santa Clara Law Review 1 (2014)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2014
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 195 (287,845)
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Criminal punishment, sentencing, incarceration, imprisonment, incapacitation

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Abandoning Predictions

16 Legal Communication & Rhetoric (2019 Forthcoming), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2019
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 180 (309,168)

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legal writing, legal analysis

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Restitution and the Excessive Fines Clause

77 Louisiana Law Review 21 (2016), Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-3
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 03 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2016
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 137 (388,060)
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Restitution, criminal sentencing, Eighth Amendment, Excessive Fines Clause

6.

Post-Sentencing Appellate Waivers

48 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 347 (2015)
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 May 2013 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2015
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 111 (455,314)

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Appellate waiver, sentencing, plea bargaining, criminal procedure

7.

The Madness of Insane Delusions

60 Arizona Law Review 601 (2018), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2018
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 106 (470,661)

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Insane delusions, testamentary capacity, mental capacity, law of wills, inheritance law

8.

The Law According to She-Hulk

2023 University of Illinois Law Review Online 70, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4178795
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 06 Aug 2022
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 98 (496,806)

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Legal profession, Legal practice, Comparative legal studies, Marvel Comics

9.

A Quantity-Driven Solution to Aggregate Grouping under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual

40 Florida State University Law Review 791 (2013)
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 21 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2013
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 94 (510,453)

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Criminal punishment, sentencing, aggregate grouping, multiple convictions, United States Sentencing Guidelines Manual, U.S. Sentencing Commission

10.

The Rights and Liberties of the Palau Constitution

Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, p. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 122 Posted: 12 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2011
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 85 (543,454)

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Republic of Palau, Constitutional law

11.

Decoupling Federal Offense Guidelines from Statutory Limits on Sentencing

78 Missouri Law Review 683 (2013)
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2014
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 78 (571,894)
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Criminal sentencing, punishment, sentencing guidelines, sentencing commission

12.

Slaying Contingent Beneficiaries

24 University of Miami Business Law Review 31 (2015), Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-2
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2016
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 59 (662,931)

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Slayer Rule, unjust enrichment, estates, wills, intestacy, succession

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Testing the Geographical Proximity Hypothesis: An Empirical Study of Citations to Nonbinding Precedents by Indiana Appellate Courts

90 Notre Dame Law Review Online 125 (2015), Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-19
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2015
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 55 (685,128)

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legal precedent, non-binding precedent, persuasive precedent, legal authority, citation patterns, Indiana courts

14.

The Third Precedent

25 George Mason Law Review 148 (2017), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2018
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 54 (690,953)

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precedent, uniform acts, statutory interpretation, interstitial authority

15.

The Location of Holographic Wills

97 North Carolina Law Review 1625 (2019)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 23 Sep 2019
Kevin Bennardo and Mark Glover
University of North Carolina School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 53 (696,751)

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holographic wills, law of wills, inheritance law, North Carolina

16.

Crimes Against Probate

75 Florida Law Review 357 (2023)
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 09 May 2023
Kevin Bennardo and Mark Glover
University of North Carolina School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law
Downloads 50 (715,277)

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probate, wills, inheritance

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Of Ordinariness and Excuse: Heat-of-Passion and the Seven Deadly Sins

36 Capital University Law Review 675 (2008)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Apr 2013
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 50 (715,277)

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criminal law defenses, provocation, heat-of-passion, Seven Deadly Sins

18.

A Frank Look at Appellate Waiver in the Seventh Circuit

36 Southern Illinois University Law Journal 531 (2012)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 12 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2012
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 48 (727,949)

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Appeal waivers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Plea bargaining

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United States v. Erwin and the Folly of Intertwined Cooperation and Plea Agreements

71 Washington and Lee Law Review Online 160 (2014), Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-11
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2015
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 47 (734,320)

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plea agreements, cooperation agreements, appellate waiver, criminal procedure, sentencing, resentencing, substantial assistance departure

20.

A Defense Bar: The "Proof of Innocence" Requirement in Criminal Malpractice Claims

5 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 341 (2007)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Apr 2013
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 47 (734,320)

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legal malpractice, criminal defense, proof of innocence

21.

Rethinking Victim-Based Statutory Sentencing Enhancements

44 Florida State University Law Review 1 (2016), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 16 Aug 2018
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 37 (805,321)

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criminal punishment, sentencing, victim-based statutory sentencing enhancements, assault and battery

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Sweeping Up Guideline Floors: The Misguided Policy of Amendment 767 to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual

60 UCLA Law Review Discourse 60 (2013)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2013
Kevin Bennardo
University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 28 (879,762)

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Criminal sentencing, U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual