Kimberly Kessler Ferzan

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

3501 Sansom Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

http://https://www.law.upenn.edu/cf/faculty/kferzan/

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Scholarly Papers (39)

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 Carey Law School, Columbia Law School and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 529 (72,937)
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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 404 (100,467)

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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criminal law, international law, self-defense, imminence, Bush preemption doctrine

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#BelieveWomen and the Presumption of Innocence: Clarifying the Questions for Law and Life

forthcoming NOMOS: Truth and Evidence , Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-39
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 04 May 2020
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Beyond Intention

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

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Consent and Coercion

Arizona State Law Journal, Forthcoming, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-04
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 31 Jan 2019
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 312 (133,465)

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consent, coercion

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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preventive justice, presumption of innocence

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School and University of Michigan Law School
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rape, consent, sexual assault, pedagogy, coercion, affirmative consent

10.

The Trouble with Time Served

U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 22-32, Brigham Young University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 21 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 12 May 2022
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 258 (162,950)

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time served, pretrial detention, bail, punishment, criminal law

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 252 (166,197)

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risk, culpability, inchoate crimes, prevention

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 247 (169,416)

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criminal law, consent, rape

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 229 (182,176)

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self-defense, justification

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 225 (185,163)

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self-defense, criminal law

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 220 (189,123)

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preventive detention, self-defense

16.

Provocateurs

Criminal Law and Philosophy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Mar 2012
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 202 (204,824)
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provocateurs, provocation, aggressors, self-defense

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 180 (226,720)
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inchoate crimes, incomplete attempts, responsible actors, prevention culpability

18.

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 Law School and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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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

19.

Consent, Culpability, and the Law of Rape

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 13, 2016
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 02 Apr 2019
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 170 (238,047)
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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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torture, necessity

21.

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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 146 (269,867)

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criminal law, self-defense

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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criminal law, causation, but-for, Michael Moore

23.

Holistic Culpability

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 28, 2007
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 05 Apr 2007
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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law and economics, fairness, welfare

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Tadros, self-defense, deterrence, The Ends of Harm

26.

#WeToo

Florida State University Law Review, 2021 Forthcoming, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 21-21
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 04 May 2021 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2021
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Evidence, Criminal Law, Sexual Assault, #MeToo, Rape, Cosby, Weinstein

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 119 (314,984)

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self-defense, means principle, Quong

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 111 (330,779)

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rights, psychopath, animal rights, abortion

30.

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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 100 (354,624)

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criminal law, premeditation, first degree murder

31.

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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 97 (361,605)

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

32.

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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 93 (371,347)

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criminal law, felony murder, merger

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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self-defense, honor, retreat, necessity, defensive reasons, punishment

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Losing the Right to Assert You've Been Wronged: A Study in Conceptual Chaos?

Civil Wrongs and Justice in Private Law (Paul Miller and John Oberdiek, eds.), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-41
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 11 May 2020 Last Revised: 12 May 2020
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 85 (392,332)

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consent, estoppel

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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personal identity, Patty Hearst, excuse, act requirement, brainwashing

36.

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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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responsible corporate officer, duty, Dotterweich, Park, omissions

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Self-Defense, Retributivism, Desert, Proportionality, Steinhoff

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The Reach of the Realm

forthcoming Criminal Law and Philosophy, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-40
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 May 2020 Last Revised: 07 May 2020
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Antony Duff; criminal law; criminalization

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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School

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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 Pennsylvania Carey Law School

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