Robin L. West

Georgetown University Law Center

Professor of Law

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

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1.

The Anti-Empathic Turn

NOMOS, Forthcoming, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-97
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 15 Jul 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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empathy, unconscionability doctrine, moral judgement, jurisprudence, adjudication, judicial ideals

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Sex, Law and Consent

THE ETHICS OF CONSENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE, Alan Wertheimer, William Miller eds., Forthcoming, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1172162
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Jul 2008
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Sex, Consent, liberalism

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Equality Theory, Marital Rape, and the Promise of the Fourteenth Amendment

Florida Law Review, Vol. 42, 1990, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-65
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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jurisprudence, feminism, equal rights, equal protection, marital relationship, marital rape, mysogyny, domestic violence, sexual assault, privacy, constitutional law, rationality approach, antisubordination approach, Brown v. Board of Education, Fourteenth Amendment, Women's Privacy Act

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The Difference in Women’s Hedonic Lives: A Phenomenological Critique of Feminist Legal Theory

Wisconsin Women's Law Journal, Vol. 15, 2000, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-53
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 28 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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women's rights, equal protection, hedonic lives, radical feminist legal theory, male culture

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From Choice to Reproductive Justice: De-Constitutionalizing Abortion Rights

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 118, No. 7, pp. 1394-1431, 2009, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1508035
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2015
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Abortion, Constitutional law, Women's rights

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Jurisprudence and Gender

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 1, 1988, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-50
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 24 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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legal theory, jurisprudence, gender, feminist theory

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Natural Law Ambiguities

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 25, p. 831, 1993, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-75
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 03 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Positivism, Constitution, separation thesis, jurisprudence, constitutional law, law and morality, constitutional critic, natural law, critical interpretation, Fred Schauer

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Authority, Autonomy, and Choice: The Role of Consent in the Moral and Political Visions of Franz Kafka and Richard Posner

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 2, pp. 384-428, 1985-1986, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-04
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 11 Jan 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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law and literature, Posner, Kafka, legitimation, consent, law and economics, autonomy, wealth maximization

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Universalism, Liberal Theory, and the Problem of Gay Marriage

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 25, p. 705, 1998, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-78
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 03 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Liberalism, equal protection of the law, gender equality, racial equality, same-sex marriage

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Jurisprudence as Narrative: An Aesthetic Analysis of Modern Legal Theory

New York University Law Review, Vol. 60, 1985, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-06
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 12 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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law and literature, aesthetic analysis, modern legal theory, myths, narrative, natural law, positivism, liberalism, statism

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Literature, Culture, and Law - At Duke University

Teaching Law and Literature, 2008, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1201867
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Aug 2008
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Law and Literature, Law and Culture, Duke, Rape

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Justice Roberts’ America

Jurist Forum, July 2012, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-112
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 31 Jul 2012
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Justice Roberts, Supreme Court, health insurance, Commerce Clause, congressional powers, Affordable Care Act

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Toward a Jurisprudence of the Civil Rights Acts

in A NATION OF WIDENING OPPORTUNITIES? THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AT FIFTY, (Samuel Bagenstos and Ellen Katz, eds., University of Michigan Press 2014 Forthcoming), Georgetown Law Center Research Paper Series No. 1299
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 05 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2014
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Civil Rights Acts, scholarship, antidiscrimination, jurisprudence, civil rights law, contsitutional law, discrimination

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The Contested Value of Normative Legal Scholarship

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 66, pp. 6-17, 2016
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 15 Sep 2017
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Anti-Normativity, Normative Legal Scholarship, Legal Scholarship

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Re-Imagining Justice: Progressive Interpretations of Formal Equality, Rights, and the Rule of Law

RE-IMAGINING JUSTICE: PROGRESSIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF FORMAL EQUALITY, RIGHTS, AND THE RULE OF LAW, Aldershot, U.K./Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate/Dartmouth, 2003, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-074
Number of pages: 205 Posted: 13 Jun 2012
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Rule of Law, Legal Philosophy, Legal Justice, Rights, Formal Equality

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Tragic Rights: The Rights Critique in the Age of Obama

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 53, pp. 713-746, 2011, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-143
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2012
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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constitutional rights, Barack Obama, rights citique

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A Marriage is a Marriage is a Marriage: The Limits of Perry v. Brown

Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 125, pp. 47-53, 2012, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-027
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 16 Mar 2012
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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same-sex marriage, California’s Proposition 8, California Supreme Court, family law, discrimination

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Rights, Harms, and Duties: A Response to Justice for Hedgehogs

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 90, pp. 819-837, 2010, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-023
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 16 Mar 2012
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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individual rights, legislative duties, liberty, constitutional law, jurisprudence, legal theory, Ronald Dworkin

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Gatsby and Tort

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 20 Aug 2015
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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The Great Gatsby, tortfeasor, accedental harms, age of automobility, law of wrongs

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The Limits of Process

GETTING TO THE RULE OF LAW: NOMOS L, pp. 32-51, James E. Fleming, ed., New York University Press, 2011 , Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-009
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 30 Jan 2012
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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rule of law, justice, legal ethics

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Freedom of the Church and Our Endangered Civil Rights: Exiting the Social Contract

The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty, Zoe Robinson, Chad Flanders and Micah Schwartzman, eds., Oxford University Press, 2015, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Apr 2015
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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exit rights, freedom of the church, social contracts, privacy rights

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Re-Imagining Justice

Yale Journal of Law & Feminism, Vol. 14, 2003, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-107
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 01 Aug 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Meaning of Justice, Relevance of Justice, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Christopher Langdell

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Liberalism and Abortion

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 87, 1999, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-92
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Book review, Eileen McDonagh, Breaking the Abortion Deadlock: From Choice to Consent, abortion, non-consensual pregnancy, abortion as self-defense, state funding of abortions

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Adjudication is Not Interpretation: Some Reservations About the Law-as-Literature Movement

Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 54, 1987, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-73
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 03 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Law and literature, constitutional interpretation, legal criticism, American legal theory

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Communities, Texts, and Law: Reflections on the Law and Literature Movement

Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, Vol. 1, 1988, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-63
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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textual community, iterative community, legal theory, literary-legalist, James Boyd Wright, Ronald Dworkin, Owen Fiss, Mark Twain, Toni Morrison, Dred Scott, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Bakke v. University of California, 14th Amendment, Civil Rights Act, slavery, marital rape

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Unenumerated Duties

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 9, p. 221, 2006, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1267220
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 14 Sep 2008
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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liberalism, constitution, positive rights

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A Tale of Two Rights

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 94, pp. 893-912, 2014
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 Aug 2014
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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constitutional rights, civil rights, rights citique, rights to exit, rights to enter

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Legitimating the Illegitimate: A Comment on 'Beyond Rape'

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 93, 1993, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-69
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 26 May 2011 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2015
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Rape, sexual assault, criminal law, theft, Donald A. Dripps, feminist legal theory, feminist critique, criminalization of sex, commodity theory, sexual expropriation, sexual services, women's rights

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Ennobling Politics

LAW AND DEMOCRACY IN THE EMPIRE OF FORCE, H. Jefferson Powell, James Boyd White eds., Univ. of Michigan Press, Forthcoming, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1172204
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2008
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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postive rights, jurisprudence, Constitution

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Tom Paine's Constitution

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 89, 2003, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-07
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 12 Jan 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809, political science, constitutional law

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Toward the Study of the Legislated Constitution

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 72, pp. 1343-1366, 2011, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-022
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Mar 2012
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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juriscentric practice, jurisprudential scholarship, constitutional scholarship

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Consensual Sexual Dysphoria: A Challenge for Campus Life

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 66, pp. 804-821, 2017
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Sep 2017
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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civil rights, college, college campus, Title IX, rape, sexual assault, equal education, equal opportunity

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Contracts Symposium Issue: Featured Speaker: The Right to Contract as a Civil Right

St. Thomas Law Review, Vol. 26, pp. 551-569, 2014
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Jan 2015
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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contract rights, commerce, employment, contacts, contract law, civil rights, Civil Rights Acts of 1964

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Three Positivisms

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 3, pp. 791-812, 1998, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-03
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Jan 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Holmes, legal positivism, law and morality, law and literature, power, bad man, separation thesis

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Law's Nobility

Yale Journal of Law & Feminism, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 385-458, 2005, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-02
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 11 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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feminism, queer theory, MacKinnon, feminist legal theory, desire, sexuality, harassment, radical feminism, rape, consent, same-sex, unwelcome, theory of the state

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Hobby Lobby, Birth Control and Our Ongoing Cultural Wars: Pleasure and Desire in the Crossfires

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 21 Aug 2015
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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birth control, Hobby Lobby, cultural wars, family planning, religious liberty

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Transcript - Conference on the Ethics of Legal Scholarship

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 101, No. 4, 2018, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 18-20, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-23, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 273
Number of pages: 131 Posted: 25 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2018
Florida A & M University College of Law, Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), University of North Carolina School of Law, University of Alabama School of Law, Marquette University - Law School, Marquette University - Law School, Marquette University - Law School, University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
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ethics, legal scholarship, candor, neutrality, law schools, law professors, legal academy, law reviews

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Book Review: Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy

DePaul Journal of Health Care Law, Vol. 10, pp. 567-585, 2007, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-026, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-009
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Mar 2012
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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health and justice, social inequalities, bioethics, individual welfare

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Progressive and Conservative Constitutionalism

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 4, p. 641, 1990, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-46
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 06 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Constitutional law, Constitutional interpretation, Supreme Court, Conservative constitutionalism

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Law, Literature, and the Celebration of Authority

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 83, 1989, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-64
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Richard Posner, law and literature, liberal legalism, literary theory, morality of obedience, critical legal theory, sentimentality argument, authoritarian argument, Calvinist, Constitution, Ronald Dworkin, romanticism, heirachial authority, Appollonian, Dionysian, rule of law, Hobbesian

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Bartleby's Consensual Dysphoria

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Sep 2017
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Herman Melville, Bartleby the Scrivener, Occupy Wall Street, legal literature

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Invisible Victims: A Comparison of Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener and Glaspell's a Jury of Her Peers

Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature, Vol. 8, 1996, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-83
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 17 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Herman Melville, Bardeby the Scrivener, Susan Glaspell, A Jury of Her Peers, Pain and Suffering, Cause of Harm, Legitimation of Injury

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Reconstructing Liberty

Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 59, 1992, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-80
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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constitutional law, freedom of religion, state actor, freedom of speech, women's rights, sexual violence, domestic responsibility, familial privacy, individual liberty, racism, Bill of Rights, Fourteenth Amendment, First Amendment, Bill of Rights, Equal Rights Amendment, Due Process Clause

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Economic Man and Literary Woman: One Contrast

Mercer Law Review, Vol. 39, p. 867, 1988, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-52
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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law and economics, rational maximizers, literature, economic man, literary women

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The New Legal Criticism

Columbia Law Review Online, Vol. 117, pp. 144-164, 2017
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Sep 2017
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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scholarship, new legal criticism, legal scholars, critical legal scholars, Hanoch Dagan, Avihay Dorfman, interpersonal justice, private law

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Liberal Responsibilities

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 49, pp. 393-420, 2013
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 14 Aug 2014
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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liberalism, liberal rights, liberal responibilities, constitutional liberalism

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Is the Rule of Law Cosmopolitan?

Quinnipiac Law Review, Vol. 19, p. 259, 2000, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-104
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Aug 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Martha Nussbaum, Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism, ethical cosmopolitanism, rule of law, legal justice, equal justice

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The Meaning of Equality and the Interpretive Turn

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 66, 1990, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-66
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 26 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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jurisprudence, hermeneutics, contemporary legal theory, original intent, judicial activism, interpretive turn, judicial lawlessness, judicial freedom, plain meaning, constitutional theory, racism, postmodernists, rule of law, civil rights, antisubordination mandate, Fourteenth Amendment

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Toward Humanistic Theories of Legal Justice

Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature, Vol. 10, p. 147, 1998, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-86
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 17 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Justice Holmes, Richard Posner, Ronald Dwarkin, theory of legal justice, law and economics, humanism, law and literature, Marianne Constable, Richard Weisberg

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The Zealous Advocacy of Justice in a Less than Ideal Legal World

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 51, p. 973, 1999, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-79
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 03 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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The Practice of Justice, William Simon, book review, legal profession, professional responsibility, law and morality, role morality, zealous advocacy

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Constitutional Scepticism

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 72, No. 4, 1992, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-45
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Constitutional law, Constitutional theory, Rule of Law, judicial review, liberalism

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Rights, Capabilities and the Good Society

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 69, 2001, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-54
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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good society, welfare state, constitutional rights, right to a minimum level of well-being, fundamental human capabilities, protection against private violence, state obligation

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Reconsidering Legalism

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 88, 2003, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-55
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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law, philosophy, law and ethics, lawyers, book review, legalism, positivism, fomalism, jurisprudence, legalism as conservatism, law and politics, legal profession

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Sex, Reason, and a Taste for the Absurd

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 81, p. 2413, 1993, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-76
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Law and sexuality, law and economics, law and morality, Richard Posner

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Integrity and Universality: A Comment on Dworkin's Freedom's Law

Fordham Law Review Vol. 65, 1997 , Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-90
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Ronald Dworkin, constitutional law, integrity principle, Due Process Clause, Equal Protection Clause, Fourteenth Amendment, relativist, party of principle, party of history, morality

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Desperately Seeking a Moralist

Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, Vol. 29, 2006, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-59
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 27 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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sociological jurisprudence, feminist jurisprudence, sex and law, feminist theory, indentitarian politics, moralism, reproductive rights, Janet Halley

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Imagining Justice

Tikkun, Vol. 15, No. 76, 2000, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-109
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Aug 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Commodification, law marketing, legal access, disadvantaged groups, state actors, private actors, judges, individual rights

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Are There Nothing But Texts in this Class? Interpreting the Interpretive Turns in Legal Thought

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 76, 2000 , Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-93
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 24 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Constitutional scholarship, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Allan Hutchinson, critical legal theory, Constitutional interpretation, hermeneutical and originalist approaches, Due Process Clause, Fourteenth Amendment

59.

Reconstructing the Rule of Law

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 90, p. 215, 2001, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-110
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Aug 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Bush v. Gore, Supreme Court, judicial activism, indeterminacy, Vince Bugliosi

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The Constitution of Reasons

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 92, p. 1409, 1994, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-84
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 17 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Book review, Cass Sunstein, The Partial Constitution, private versus state action, government neutrality, equal protection, New Deal for speech

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A Response to Goodwin Liu

Yale Law Journal (The Pocket Part), Vol. 116, pp. 157-162, 2006, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-43
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 04 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Constitutional Law, Constitutional Interpretation, Public Education, Politics and Legal Theory

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Murdering the Spirit: Racism, Rights, and Commerce

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 90, 1992, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-82
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 15 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Book Review, Patricia Williams, Alchemy of Race and Rights, Spirit-Murder, Perpetual Injury, Remedies, African American Slavery, Negative and Positive Rights, Critical Race Theory

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The Aspirational Constitution

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 1, 1993, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-68
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Constitution, Federalism, State's Rights, Commerce Clause, Privileges and Immunities Clause, Equal Protection Clause, Due Process Clause, Contract Clause, Bicamerial Legislature, Judicial Review, Supreme Court, Judicial Restraint, Statutory Interpretation, Judicial Override, Judicial Activism

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The Constitution's Political Deficit

Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 1, December 2006, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-42
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 05 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Constitutional interpretation, political theory, democracy

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Human Capabilities and Human Authorities: A Comment on Martha Nussbaum’s Women and Human Development

St. Thomas Law Review, Vol. 15, pp. 757-790, 2003, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-56
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Book Review, Martha Nussbaum, Women and Human Development, Human Capabilities, Constitution, Role of Authority, Constitutional Law

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The Authoritarian Impulse in Constitutional Law

University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 42, 1988, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-51
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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constitutional law, legal theory, constitutional theory, morality, political participation

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Law and Fancy

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 95, 1997, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-81
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Book review, Martha Nussbaum, Poetic Justice, imaginative fancy, moral sense, law and literature, utilitarianism

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The Missing Jurisprudence of the Legislated Constitution

THE CONSTITUTION IN 2020, pp. 79-91, Jack M. Balkin, Reva B. Siegel, eds., Oxford University Press, 2009, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-44
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 May 2011 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2015
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Constitutional Law, Equal Protection Clause, Jurisprudence, Law and Society, Legislation, Public Law and Legal Theory, Social Welfare, Economic Welfare

69.

Is Progressive Constitutionalism Possible?

Widener Law Symposium Journal, Vol. 4, 1999, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-91
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Equal Protection Clause, Fourteenth Amendment, Due Process Clause, Constitution, positive Constitution, progressivism, wealth redistribution, lesser life, individual rights

70.

Comments on Roger Cotterrell's Essay, 'The Struggle for Law: Some Dilemmas of Cultural Legality'

International Journal of Law in Context, Vol. 4, pp. 401-405, 2009, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-62
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 28 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Roger Cotterrelly, culture and law, jurisprudence, cultural pluralism, commentary, ethical speech, politics, cultural legality, equal justice, multiculturalism, religion

71.

The Ideal of Liberty: A Comment on Michael H. v. Gerald D.

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 139, 1991, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-67
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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liberty, state action, due process, communal saction, majoritarian control, paternal rights, adultery, jurisprudence, purisprudential vitrues, judicial decision-making, equal protection

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Tradition, Principle and Self-Sovereignty: Competing Conceptions of Liberty in the United States Constitution

Review of Constitutional Studies, Vol. 6, p. 262, 2002, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-106
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 01 Aug 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Constitution, Fourteenth Amendment, negative liberty, positive liberty, constitutionalizing liberty

73.

Speech, Silence, and Ethical Lives in the Law

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 105, No. 7, 2007, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-61
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 28 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Book Review, James Boyd White, Ethical Speech, Social Justice, Legal Profession

74.

Constitutional Culture or Ordinary Politics: A Reply to Reva Siegel

California Law Review, Vol. 94, pp. 1465-1486, 2006, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-60
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Constitution, Politics, Reva Siegal, Social Movements, Social Activism, Equal Rights for Women, Defacto ERA, Sexual Revolution

75.

Response to State Action and a New Birth of Freedom

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 92, 2004, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-108
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 01 Aug 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Gary Peller, Mark Tushnet, Charles Black, Constitution, State Action, Equal Protection, Welfare Rights, Constitutional Political Discourse

76.

A Reply to Pierre

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 97, pp. 865-875, 2009, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-025
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 16 Mar 2012
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Pierre Schlag, legal scholarship, legal scholars, legal theory, legal research and writing

77.

Toward an Abolitionist Interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment

West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 94, p. 111, 1991, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-74
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 03 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Constitution, Fourteenth Amendment, equal protection of the law, abolition, abolitionists, colorblind view, substantive anti-subortination view

78.

The Lawless Adjudicator

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 26, 2005, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-57
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 May 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Richard Weisberg, jurisprudence, law, philosophy, law in literature, judicial power, judicial overreach, injustice

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Constitutional Fictions and Meritocratic Success Stories

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 53, p. 995, 1996, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-85
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Book review, L.H. LaRue, Constitutional Law as Fiction, Supreme Court jurisprudence

80.

In Praise of Richard Weisberg's Intransigence

Law & Literature, Vol. 29, pp. 21-39, 2017
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 13 Sep 2017
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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moral, literature, execution, unjust laws, laws of war, Billy Budd, Billy Budd Sailor, Captain Vere, Herman Melville, Richard Weisberg

81.

Joseph in Lawyerland

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 101, p. 1775, 2001, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-105
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 01 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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Lawrence Joseph, James Baldwin, legal profession, justice and society

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The Word on Trial

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 35, p. 1101, 1994, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-77
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Jun 2011
Robin L. West
Georgetown University Law Center
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legal profession, legal practice, social justice, law and literature, theological argument, critical race theory, critical legal studies, Bible, Milner Ball, religion, Christianity