Ira P. Robbins

American University - Washington College of Law

Barnard T. Welsh Scholar and Professor of Law and Justice

4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

45

DOWNLOADS

8,336

CITATIONS

13

Scholarly Papers (45)

1.

Digitus Impudicus: The Middle Finger and the Law

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 41, 2008, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 08-05
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 26 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2008
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 1,329 (8,643)

Abstract:

middle finger, fuck, fuck finger, flipping the bird, digitus impudicus, constitutional law, first amendment, pornography, obscenity, disorderly conduct, overcriminalization, obscene gestures, the bird, one-finger salute, police training, offensive conduct, free expression, phallic symbol

2.

Last Words: A Survey and Analysis of Federal Judges' Views on Allocution in Sentencing

Alabama Law Review, Vol. 65, No. 3, 2014, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2014-9
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 13 Mar 2014
Mark W. Bennett and Ira P. Robbins
U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa) and American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 962 (12,217)

Abstract:

allocution, sentencing, federal courts, criminal procedure, crime, remorse, litigation, empirical study, defendants, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, attorney preparation, sentencing guidelines, white collar crime, child pornography, drug trafficking, immigration

3.

The Importance of the Secret Ballot in Law Faculty Personnel Decisions: Promoting Candor and Collegiality in the Academy

Number of pages: 72 Posted: 17 Jun 2006
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 494 (44,511)
Citation 1

Abstract:

voting rights, employment, academic freedom, political correctness, secret ballot, Australian ballot, law school administration, legal education, faculty governance

4.

Semiotics, Analogical Legal Reasoning, And The Cf. Citation: Getting Our Signals Uncrossed

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 48, p. 1043, 1999
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 31 Jan 2007
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 414 (55,505)

Abstract:

Semiotics, Signal, Legal Reasoning, Bluebook, Common Law, Introductory Signals, Legal Citation

5.

Lessons from Hurricane Katrina: Prison Emergency Preparedness as a Constitutional Imperative

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2008, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2008-68
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 17 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2008
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 400 (57,148)

Abstract:

Hurricane Katrina, prison emergency, natural disaster, man-made disaster, Sixth Amendment, effective assistance of counsel, Eighth Amendment, cruel and unusual punishment, deliberate indifference, emergency preparedness, emergency plan, Orleans Parish Prison, international human rights

6.

Magistrate Judges, Article III, and the Power to Preside Over Federal Prisoner Section 2255 Proceedings

Federal Courts Law Review No. 2, 2002
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 31 Jan 2007
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 353 (67,055)

Abstract:

Magistrate Judges, Article III, Federal Prisoners, Section 2255, 18 USC 2255, United States v. Johnson

7.

Hiding Behind the Cloak of Invisibility: The Supreme Court and Per Curiam Opinions

Tulane Law Review, Vol. 86, 2012, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2012-24
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 29 May 2012
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 351 (49,717)

Abstract:

per curiam opinions, Supreme Court, judicial accountability, judicial lawmaking, development of the law, fidelity to the law, courts of last resort, appellate courts

8.

Justice By the Numbers: The Supreme Court and the Rule of Four - Or Is It Five?

Suffolk University Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2002
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 31 Jan 2007
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 351 (67,487)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Supreme Court, Supreme Court Internal Rules, Internal Rules, Procedural Rules, Robert Lee Tarver, In Re Tarver, Habeas Corpus, Death Penalty, Certioriari, Stay of Execution

9.

Guilty Without Charge: Assessing the Due Process Rights of Unindicted Co-Conspirators

Federal Courts Law Review No. 1, 2004
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 31 Jan 2007
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 350 (67,487)

Abstract:

Grand Jury, Co-Conspirator, Unindicted Co-Conspirator, 5th Amendment, Due Process, Miscarriage of Justice, Fundamental Fairness

10.

Exploring the Concept of Post-Tenure Review in Law Schools

Stanford Law and Policy Review, Vol. 9, No. 2, p. 387, 1998
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 31 Jan 2007
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 342 (69,835)

Abstract:

Legal Education, Law Professor, Scholarship, Teaching, Faculty, Tenure, Professional Development

11.

Concurring in Result Without Written Opinion: A Condemnable Practice

Judicature, Vol. 84, No. 3, p. 118, 2000
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 31 Jan 2007
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 320 (74,780)

Abstract:

Judges, Opinion, Concurring, Due Process, Fundamental Fairness

12.

Best Practices on ‘Best Practices’: Legal Education and Beyond

Clinical Law Review, Vol. 16, p. 269, 2009, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 09-38, NYLS Clinical Research Institute Paper No. 09/10 #9
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2009
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 260 (89,133)
Citation 1

Abstract:

best practices, benchmarking, minimum standards, baselines, legal education, legal education reform, industry, competitive advantage, administrative regulation, corporate governance, Carnegie Report, MacCrate Report, goals of legal education, case method, clinical legal education, law reform

13.

Ghostwriting: Filling in the Gaps of Pro Se Prisoners' Access to the Courts

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 271-321, 2010, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2010-17
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 04 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2010
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 251 (78,850)

Abstract:

Ghostwriting, Prisoners, Pleading, Pro Se Litigation, Access to the Courts, Legal Ethics, Unbundled Legal Services, Unauthorized Practice of Law, Attorney of Record, Limited-Scope Representation

14.

‘Best Practices’: What's the Point?

Clinical Law Review, Vol. 16, p. 321, 2009, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 09-39, NYLS Clinical Research Institute Paper No. 09/10 #10
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2009
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 156 (152,304)

Abstract:

best practices, benchmarking, minimum standards, baselines, legal education, legal education reform, industry, competitive advantage, administrative regulation, corporate governance, Carnegie Report, MacCrate Report, goals of legal education, case method, clinical legal education, law reform

15.

Writings on the Wall: The Need for an Authorship-Centric Approach to the Authentication of Social-Networking Evidence

Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2011, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2011-31
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2012
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 128 (156,512)

Abstract:

Authentication, Evidence, Social-Networking, Authorship-Centric, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Hacking

16.

What Is the Meaning of 'Like'?: The First Amendment Implications of Social-Media Expression

2013 Federal Courts Law Review 127, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2013-14
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Jun 2013
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 114 (136,503)

Abstract:

Facebook, social networking, First Amendment, Like, Liking, freedeom of speech, pure speech, symbolic speech, strict scrutiny, political speech, employee speech, Internet communication, matters of public concern

17.

'Bad Juror' Lists and the Prosecutor's Duty to Disclose

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2012, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2012-43
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 09 Nov 2012
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 96 (186,627)

Abstract:

jury, jury selection, jury dossiers, bad juror lists, FOIA, open-records acts, freedom of information, work-product doctrine, discovery, fundamental-fairness doctrine, prosecutors, disclosure, exemptions to disclosure, Batson analysis, criminal law, death penalty

18.

The Price Is Wrong: Reimbursement of Expenses for Acquitted Criminal Defendants

Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 2014, No. 5, 2015, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2015-2
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Apr 2015
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 38 (246,430)

Abstract:

reimbursement of expenses, acquittal, dismissal, nolle prosse, mistrial, malicious prosecution, court costs and fees, presumption of innocence, model statute

19.

Kidnapping Incorporated: The Unregulated Youth-Transportation Industry and the Potential for Abuse

American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 3, 2014, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2014-32
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2014
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 38 (248,252)

Abstract:

best interests of the child, juvenile law, kidnapping, private prisons, child abuse, behavior modification, false imprisonment, youth transport, due process, power of attorney, parens patriae, in loco parentis, parental-immunity doctrine, Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Act

20.

'And/Or' and the Proper Use of Legal Language

Maryland Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Mar 2017
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (182,151)

Abstract:

and/or, legal language, jury instructions, jury verdict, pleadings, contracts, statutes, patents, search warrants, certainty, flexibility, ambiguity, efficiency, grammar

21.

Regulating Gun Rentals

64 UCLA Law Review 414 (2017), American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2017-01
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 30 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2017
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (195,122)

Abstract:

Second Amendment, Gun Rental, Gun Ownership, Gun Possession, NICS Background Check, Constitutional Analysis, Rational Basis, Intermediate Scrutiny, Strict Scrutiny, Right to Keep and Bear Arms

22.

Beyond Freedom and Dignity: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and the American Gulag

78 Michigan Law Review 763 (1980).
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Jul 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (473,770)

Abstract:

23.

Teaching Perspectives on Prisoners' Rights (Book Review)

50 New York University Law Review 724 (1975).
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 02 Jul 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (503,260)

Abstract:

prisoners' rights, corrections law, book review

24.

Book Review: Doing Justice: The Choice of Punishments

77 Columbia Law Review 153 (1977).
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 02 Jul 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (437,849)

Abstract:

crime, justice, deterrence, retribution, punishment

25.

Brothers of Gulag: The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Book Review)

62 Virginia Law Review 462 (1976)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 02 Jul 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (503,260)

Abstract:

prisons, book review

26.

Vilifying the Vigilante: A Narrowed Scope of Citizen's Arrest

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2016, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2016-24
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 19 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (183,260)

Abstract:

citizen's arrest, false imprisonment, breach of peace, misdemeanor, felony, special conservators of the police, private police, shopkeeper's privilege, Guardian Angels, neighborhood watch groups, defense of property, defense of others, self-defense, vigilantism

27.

Review of J. Gorecki, A Theory of Criminal Justice (Book Review)

94 Harvard Law Review 918 (1981)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Jun 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (478,880)

Abstract:

criminal law, legal theory, book review

28.

Punitive Conditions of Prison Confinement: An Analysis of Pugh V. Locke and Federal Court Supervision of State Penal Administration Under the Eighth Amendment

29 Stanford Law Review 893 (1977).
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Jun 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (478,880)

Abstract:

prisons, Eighth Amendment

29.

The Impact of the Delegation Doctrine on Prison Privatization

35 UCLA Law Review 911 (1988).
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 10 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (463,517)
Citation 3

Abstract:

prisons, privatization, delegation doctrine

30.

A Constitutional Analysis of the Prohibition Against Collateral Attack in the Mexican-American Prisoner Exchange Treaty

26 UCLA Law Review 1 (1978).
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 10 Jun 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (493,869)

Abstract:

constitutional law, prisoner exchange treaty

31.

Privatization of Corrections: A Violation of U.S. Domestic Law, International Human Rights, and Good Sense

Privatisation and Human Rights in the Age of Globalisation, pp. 57-89, 2005 , Human Rights Brief, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 12-16, 2006
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 09 Jun 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (370,256)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Prisons, Privatization

32.

The Cry of Wolfish in the Federal Courts: The Future of Federal Judicial Intervention in Prison Administration

71 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 211 (1980).
Posted: 08 Jun 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law

Abstract:

constitutional law, prisons

33.

Pro Se Litigation: Litigating Without Counsel: Faretta or for Worse

42 Brooklyn Law Review 629 (1976).
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 08 Jun 2016
Ira P. Robbins and Susan N. Herman
American University - Washington College of Law and Brooklyn Law School
Downloads 0 (478,880)

Abstract:

criminal law, constiturional law, pro se defendants

34.

Interjurisdictional Certification and Choice of Law

41 Vanderbilt Law Review 411, (1988)
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 06 Jun 2016
John (Bernie) Corr and Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law and American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (498,636)

Abstract:

conflict of laws, certification, choice of law

35.

Privatization of Corrections: Defining the Issues

40 Vanderbilt Law Review 813, (1987)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Jun 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (266,034)
Citation 1

Abstract:

prison privatization

36.

Jurisprudence 'Under-Mind'?: The Case of the Atheistic Solipsist

28 Buffalo Law Review 143, (1979)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 03 Jun 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (484,032)

Abstract:

criminal law, legal theory, Lon Fuller

37.

Solipsism and Criminal Liability

25 American Journal of Jurisprudence 75 (1980).
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 03 Jun 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (463,517)

Abstract:

criminal law, solipsism

38.

Legal Aspects of Prison Riots

16 Harvard Civil Rights- Civil Liberties Law Review 735 (1982).
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 Jun 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (478,880)
Citation 1

Abstract:

prisons, riots

39.

Double Inchoate Crimes

26 Harvard Journal on Legislation 1 (1989).
Number of pages: 116 Posted: 03 Jun 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (389,807)
Citation 1

Abstract:

criminal law, inchoate crimes

40.

Attempting the Impossible: The Emerging Consensus

23 Harvard Journal on Legislation 377 (1986).
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 03 Jun 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (478,880)
Citation 1

Abstract:

criminal law, attempted crimes, intent

41.

The Ostrich Instruction: Deliberate Ignorance as a Criminal Mens Rea

81 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 191 (1990).
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 May 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (427,543)
Citation 2

Abstract:

criminal law, willful blindness, Model Penal Code

42.

The Revitalization of the Common-Law Writ of Audita Querela as a Post-Conviction Remedy in Criminal Cases: The Immigration Context and Beyond

6 Georgetown Immigration Law Review 643 (1992).
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 26 May 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law
Downloads 0 (437,849)

Abstract:

post-conviction relief, immigration law

43.

Anthrax Hoaxes

American University Law Review, Vol. 54, pp. 1-74, October 2004
Posted: 10 May 2005 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law

Abstract:

Anthrax, hoax, hoaxes, mens rea, actus reus, terrorism, false reports, false reporting, weapons of mass destruction

44.

Managed Health Care in Prisons as Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, Vol. 90, No. 1, 1999
Posted: 21 Jan 2000 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2016
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law

Abstract:

45.

George Bush's America Meets Dante's Inferno: The Americans with Disabilities Act in Prison

Yale Law and Policy Review, Vol. 13, No. 2 (1997).
Posted: 10 Feb 1997
Ira P. Robbins
American University - Washington College of Law

Abstract: