Rachel López

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Associate Professor of Law

3320 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (15)

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Redeeming Justice

Redeeming Justice, 116 NW. U. L. REV. 315 (2021).
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 13 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2022
Terrell Carter, Rachel López and Kempis Songster
Villanova University, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law and Amistad Law Project
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LWOP, Eighth Amendment, cruel and unusual punishment, human dignity, human rights law, European Court of Human Rights, Vinter, Immanuel Kant, Hans Kelsen, life sentence, redemption, right to hope, Miller v. Alabama

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Unentitled: The Power of Designation in the Legal Academy

Unentitled: The Power of Designation in the Legal Academy, 73 RUTGERS L. REV. 923 (2021).
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 20 Sep 2022
Rachel López
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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Legal Academy, Higher Education, Legal Education, Status, Gender Equality, Workplace Equity, Legal Writing, Academic Support, Law Library, Clinical Education

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Participatory Law Scholarship

Forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review, Vol. 123, 2023
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 25 Jan 2023 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2023
Rachel López
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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Participatory Action Research, Critical Race Studies, Feminist Studies, Social Movements, Movement Law, Friere, Community-based Participatory Research, Scholactivism

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Black Guilt, White Guilt at the International Criminal Court

Race and National Security 211 (Matiangai Sirleaf ed., 2023)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 Oct 2022 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2023
Rachel López
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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International Criminal Court, Atrocity, Structural Racism, Anti-Black Bias, and United Nations Security Council

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The (Re)Collection of Memory after Mass Atrocity and the Dilemma for Transitional Justice

48 N.Y.U. J. Int’l L. & Pol. 799 (2015)
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 09 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2018
Rachel López
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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collective memory, mass atrocity, human rights, international law, public international law, transitional justice

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The Law of Gravity

The Law of Gravity, 58 COLUM. J. TRANSNAT’L L. 565 (2020).
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 24 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2022
Rachel López
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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Grave Violations, Gross, Systematic, Erga Omnes, Jus Cogens, International Criminal Law, Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict, United Nations, Proportionality, Inter-American Court, European Court

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The Unusual Cruelty of Nursing Homes Behind Bars

The Unusual Cruelty of Nursing Homes Behind Bars, 32 Fed. Sent’g Rep. 264 (2020).
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2022
Rachel López
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Eighth Amendment, life without the possibility of parole, LWOP, geriatric, Elder Law, Madison v. Alabama, Miller v. Alabama, life sentence, dementia, neurodegenerative disease, evolving standards of decency, barbaric, torture

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Post-Conflict Pluralism

Post-Conflict Pluralism, 39 U. PA. J. INT’L L. 749 (2018)., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Research Paper No. 2017-W-02
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 27 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2022
Rachel López
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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transitional justice, human rights, Guatemala, universal jurisdiction, post-conflict justice, Sepur Zarco, Rios Montt, truth commissions, genocide, legal pluralism

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Aggression in Law’s Clothing: Does Might Still Make Right?

Rachel López, Aggression in Law’s Clothing, 38 MD. J. INT’L L. (Forthcoming 2023 symposium issue).
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 26 Jan 2023 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2023
Rachel López
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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Crime of Aggression, International Criminal Law, Might Makes Right, Russia, Ukraine

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Designing a Clinic Model for a Restorative Community Justice Partnership

48 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 139 (2015)
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 11 May 2018
Susan L. Brooks and Rachel López
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law and Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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Clinic, Restorative Justice, Deliberative Democracy, clinical pedagogy, strengths based approach

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The Judicial Expansion of American Exceptionalism

The Judicial Expansion of American Exceptionalism, 6 DUKE FORUM ON LAW & SOCIAL CHANGE 1(2014). , Drexel University School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-A-04
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2018
Rachel López
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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responsibility to protect, human rights, Kiobel, Alien Tort Statute, universal jurisdiction, international law, political question doctrine, principle of complementarity, American Exceptionalism, presumption against extraterritoriality

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The Duty to Refrain: A Theory of State Accomplice Liability for Grave Crimes

The Duty to Refrain: A Theory of State Accomplice Liability for Grave Crimes, 97 Neb. L. Rev. 120 (2018), Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Research Paper No. 2018-A-08
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 13 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2022
Rachel López
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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State Complicity, Uniting for Peace Resolution, State Responsibility, Responsibility to Protect, R2P, Grave Crimes, Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, Jus Cogens, Customary International Law, Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, Arms Trade Treaty, Yemen, Syria, International Law Commission

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Legalizing Collective Remembrance after Mass Atrocities

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Jul 2019
Rachel López
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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Mass Atrocity, Human Rights, Collective Memory, Memorialization, Transitional Justice, Maurice Halbwachs, Emile Durkheim

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Foreword to Drexel Law Review Symposium on Transitional Justice

Foreword, 11 Drexel L. Rev. 825 (2019)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 25 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2022
Rachel López
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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Transitional Justice, Human Rights, Memorialization, Collective Memory, Guatemala, South Africa, Post-Conflict Justice, Universal Jurisdiction, Foreign Courts

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Regarding the Other Death Penalty

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 14 Nov 2023
Kempis Songster, Terrell Carter and Rachel López
Amistad Law Project, Villanova University and Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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Participatory Law Scholarship, Life without Parole, Death by Incarceration, Death Penalty, International Criminal Law