Kimberly Kessler Ferzan

University of Virginia, School of Law

Caddell and Chapman Professor of Law

580 Massie Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903

United States

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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Crafting a Scholarly Persona: A Panel Discussion

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 03 Jul 2007
Ian Ayres, Paul H. Robinson, Carol Sanger and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
Yale University - Yale Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Columbia Law School and University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 758 (22,936)
Citation 1

Abstract:

scholarship, research agenda

2.

Justifying Self-Defense

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 24, pp. 711-749, 2005
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 13 Mar 2006
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 350 (58,557)

Abstract:

Criminal law, self-defense, justification

3.

Beyond Intention

Cardozo Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 26 Jun 2007
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 238 (93,007)
Citation 2

Abstract:

criminal law, intentions, doctrine of double effect, inseparable effects

4.

Defending Imminence: From Battered Women to Iraq

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 46, 2004
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 16 May 2006
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 218 (89,282)
Citation 2

Abstract:

criminal law, international law, self-defense, imminence, Bush preemption doctrine

5.

Preventive Justice and the Presumption of Innocence

Criminal Law and Philosophy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Dec 2012
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 195 (102,607)

Abstract:

preventive justice, presumption of innocence

6.

Confused Culpability, Contrived Causation, and the Collapse of Tort Theory

Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (2014), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-114
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Larry Alexander and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of San Diego School of Law and University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 179 (77,478)

Abstract:

tort, causation, counterfactual dependence, negligence, strict liability

7.

Beyond Crime and Commitment: Justifying Liberty Deprivations of the Dangerous and Responsible

Minnesota Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 13 May 2011
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 163 (135,128)
Citation 1

Abstract:

preventive detention, self-defense

8.

Miscalculating Welfare

Southwestern Law School Working Paper No. 0713
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Mar 2008
Michael B. Dorff and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
Southwestern University School of Law and University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 162 (137,236)

Abstract:

social welfare, welfare, social wealth, law and economics, efficiency, baby selling, anti-discrimination, insider trading, fairness, fairness preferences, preferences for fairness, preference for fairness, reasonable expectations, legitimacy, social norms, social norm, legal scholarship

9.

Justifying 'Killing in Self-Defence'

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 99, No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 May 2009
Arlette Grabczynska and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
DLA Piper and University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 157 (131,721)

Abstract:

self-defense, criminal law

10.

Clarifying Consent: Peter Westen's 'The Logic of Consent'

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 25, 2006
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 May 2006
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 147 (135,128)

Abstract:

criminal law, consent, rape

11.

Risk and Inchoate Crimes: Retribution or Prevention?

SEEKING SECURITY: PRE-EMPTYING THE COMMISSION OF CRIMINAL HARMS, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-064
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Sep 2011
Larry Alexander and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of San Diego School of Law and University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 139 (148,646)

Abstract:

risk, culpability, inchoate crimes, prevention

12.

Torture, Necessity, and the Union of Law & Philosophy

Rutgers Law Journal Vol. 36, No. 1, 2004
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 08 Apr 2008
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 138 (154,729)

Abstract:

torture, necessity

13.

Provocateurs

Criminal Law and Philosophy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Mar 2012
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 134 (155,607)

Abstract:

provocateurs, provocation, aggressors, self-defense

14.

Danger: The Ethics of Preemptive Action

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-074
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Sep 2011
Larry Alexander and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of San Diego School of Law and University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 122 (168,682)
Citation 1

Abstract:

inchoate crimes, incomplete attempts, responsible actors, prevention culpability

15.

The Unsolved Mysteries of Causation and Responsibility

Rutgers Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Sep 2011
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 117 (182,542)

Abstract:

criminal law, causation, but-for, Michael Moore

16.

Culpable Aggression: The Basis for Moral Liability to Defensive Killing

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Oct 2011
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 115 (147,828)
Citation 1

Abstract:

self-defense, justification

17.

Holistic Culpability

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 28, 2007
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 05 Apr 2007
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 115 (182,542)

Abstract:

criminal law, culpability, mens rea

18.

Self-Defense and the State

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2008
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 17 Mar 2008
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 104 (199,999)

Abstract:

criminal law, self-defense

19.

Some Sound and Fury from Kaplow and Shavell

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 23, p. 73, 2004
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 May 2007
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 97 (196,032)
Citation 1

Abstract:

law and economics, fairness, welfare

20.

Why 'The Ends of Harm' is a Dead End

Law and Philosophy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Jul 2012
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 94 (183,765)

Abstract:

Tadros, self-defense, deterrence, The Ends of Harm

21.

A Planet by Any Other Name...

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 108, No. 6, 2010
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 28 May 2010
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 91 (217,150)

Abstract:

22.

Murder After the Merger: A Commentary on Finkelstein

Buffalo Criminal Law Review, Vol. 9, p. 561, 2006
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 10 Jul 2006
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 76 (236,576)

Abstract:

criminal law, felony murder, merger

23.

Living on the Edge: The Margins of Legal Personhood, Symposium Foreword

Rutgers Law Journal, Vol. 39, No. 2, Winter 2008
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 29 May 2009
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 72 (241,956)

Abstract:

rights, psychopath, animal rights, abortion

24.

Self-Defense, Permissions, and the Means Principle: A Reply to Quong

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2011
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 Jun 2011
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 65 (255,354)

Abstract:

self-defense, means principle, Quong

25.

Plotting Premeditation's Demise

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 75, No. 2, 2012
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Apr 2012
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 63 (261,574)

Abstract:

criminal law, premeditation, first degree murder

26.

Self Defense: Tell Me Moore

Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael S. Moore (Kimberly Kessler Ferzan and Stephen J. Morse eds., Oxford University Press), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 15 Jul 2015
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
Downloads 49 (272,236)

Abstract:

Michael Moore, self-defense, innocent aggressors, forfeiture, deterrence

27.

How to Think (Like a Lawyer) About Rape

Criminal Law and Philosophy (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 24 Aug 2016
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan and Peter K. Westen
University of Virginia, School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 0 (164,786)

Abstract:

rape, consent, sexual assault, pedagogy, coercion, affirmative consent

A Reckless Response to Rape: A Reply to Ayres and Baker

U.C. Davis Law Review, Vol. 39, pp. 637-668, 2006
Posted: 10 Mar 2006
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law

Abstract:

criminal law, rape

A Reckless Response to Rape: A Reply to Ayres and Baker

Posted: 23 Feb 2005
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law

Abstract: