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 (32)

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
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scholarship, research agenda

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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
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Criminal law, self-defense, justification

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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
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tort, causation, counterfactual dependence, negligence, strict liability

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

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Beyond Intention

Cardozo Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 26 Jun 2007
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
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criminal law, intentions, doctrine of double effect, inseparable effects

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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
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preventive justice, presumption of innocence

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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
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criminal law, consent, rape

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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
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self-defense, criminal law

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

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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
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preventive detention, self-defense

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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
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self-defense, justification

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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
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risk, culpability, inchoate crimes, prevention

13.

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
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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

14.

Provocateurs

Criminal Law and Philosophy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Mar 2012
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
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provocateurs, provocation, aggressors, self-defense

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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
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torture, necessity

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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
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inchoate crimes, incomplete attempts, responsible actors, prevention culpability

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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
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criminal law, causation, but-for, Michael Moore

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

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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
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criminal law, culpability, mens rea

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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
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law and economics, fairness, welfare

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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
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criminal law, self-defense

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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
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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
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rights, psychopath, animal rights, abortion

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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
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criminal law, felony murder, merger

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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
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self-defense, means principle, Quong

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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
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criminal law, premeditation, first degree murder

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

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Patty Hearst Reconsidered: Personal Identity in the Criminal Law

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 15, 2018, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2018-54
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Sep 2018
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
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personal identity, Patty Hearst, excuse, act requirement, brainwashing

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Defense and Desert: When Reasons Don't Share

San Diego Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Jul 2017
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
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Self-Defense, Retributivism, Desert, Proportionality, Steinhoff

30.

Probing the Depths of the Responsible Corporate Officer's Duty

Criminal Law and Philosophy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2017
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
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responsible corporate officer, duty, Dotterweich, Park, omissions

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Defending Honor and Beyond: Reconsidering the Relationship between Seemingly Futile Defense and Permissible Harming

Forthcoming Journal of Moral Philosophy (accepted March 3, 2017)., Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2018-34
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 26 Jun 2018
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Virginia, School of Law
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self-defense, honor, retreat, necessity, defensive reasons, punishment

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

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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

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