Adam J. Kolber

Brooklyn Law School

Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

United States

NYU School of Law

Visiting Fellow

40 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012-1099

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

27

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Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

Therapeutic Forgetting: The Legal and Ethical Implications of Memory Dampening

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 1561, 2006, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-37
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 02 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2011
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Memory, Memory Dampening, Propranolol, Bioethics, Neuroethics, President's Council on Bioethics

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The Subjective Experience of Punishment

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 109, p. 182, January 2009, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-016
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 05 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2012
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Punishment, Retributivism, Consequentialism, Experience, Subjective, Neuroethics

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Will There Be a Neurolaw Revolution?

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 89, p. 807, 2014, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 301
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2014
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Neurolaw, Neuroethics, Free Will, fMRI, brain imaging, lie detection

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A Limited Defense of Clinical Placebo Deception

Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 26, 2007, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-87
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 03 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2015
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Bioethics, Placebo, Deception, Health Law

5.

The Experiential Future of the Law

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 60, p. 585, 2011
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 13 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 09 May 2011
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
Downloads 687 (34,335)
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Subjective Experience, Torts, Punishment, Criminal Law, Hedonic Psychology, Torture, Placebo, Damages, Culpability

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Pain Detection and the Privacy of Subjective Experience

American Journal of Law & Medicine (Brain Imaging & The Law Symposium), Vol. 33, p. 433, 2007, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-92
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2007
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Neuroimaging, Neuroethics, Pain, Subjective Experience, Privacy

7.

Supreme Judicial Bullshit

Arizona State Law Journal, vol. 50, p. 141 (2018)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2018
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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judiciary, supreme court, rhetoric, bullshit, frankfurt, bioethics, abortion

8.

Smooth and Bumpy Laws

California Law Review, Vol. 102, p.655, 2014
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 27 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 19 May 2014
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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jurisprudence, smooth, bumpy, continuous, discrete, categories, sentencing, negligence, abortion, death

9.

Unintentional Punishment

Legal Theory, Vol. 18, p.1, 2012, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-10
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 17 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2012
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Punishment, Retributivism, Consequentialism, Subjective Experience, Intention

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Freedom of Memory Today

Neuroethics, Vol. 1, p. 145, 2008, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 09-010
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 08 Apr 2009
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Memory, Neuroethics, Neurolaw, Memory Dampening, Freedom of Memory, Therapeutic Forgetting

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The Comparative Nature of Punishment

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 89, p. 1565, December 2009, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 09-005
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2010
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Punishment, Jurisprudence, Retributivism, Consequentialism

12.

Free Will as a Matter of Law

Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience, (Michael Pardo & Dennis Patterson eds., 2016), Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2017
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Free Will, Punishment, Compatibilism, Neuroscience, Stephen Morse, Paul Litton,

13.

Mental Statism and the Experience Machine

Bard Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 3, pp. 10-17, Winter 1994/1995, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-082
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 03 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2009
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Hedonism, Robert Nozick, Experience Machine, Utilitarianism, Axiology, Matrix

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Standing Upright: The Moral and Legal Standing of Humans and Other Apes

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 54, p. 163, 2001
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 14 Mar 2005
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Animal Rights, Standing, Apes, Peter Singer, Sentience

15.

A Matter of Priority: Transplanting Organs Preferentially to Registered Donors

Rutgers Law Review, Vol. 55, p. 671, 2003
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 31 Oct 2003
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
Downloads 362 (76,821)
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Organ donation, bioethics, transplantation

16.

Against Proportional Punishment

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 66, p. 1141 (2013), Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 336
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 23 May 2013
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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proportionality, punishment, retributivism, consequentialism, Credit for Time Served

17.

Not-So-Smart Blockchain Contracts and Artificial Responsibility

Stanford Technology Law Review, vol. 21, p.198, 2018, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 18-44
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2018
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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blockchain, smart contract, DAO, Ethereum, bitcoin, token, decentralized autonomous organizations, securities

18.

Give Memory-Altering Drugs a Chance

Nature, Vol. 476, August 18, 2011, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-11
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 21 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2012
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Punishment and Moral Risk

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2018, p.487, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 480
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 10 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2018
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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punishment, retributivism, consequentialism, reasonable doubt, threshold deontology, risk, moral risk

20.

How to Improve Empirical Desert

Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 75, No. 2, p. 433, 2009
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2010
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
Downloads 218 (132,069)

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punishment, retributivism, consequentialism, empirical desert, intuition

21.

Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, vol. 18, p. 1381 (2016)
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2016
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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First Amendment, thought privacy, freedom of thought, card counting, blackjack, voluntary act

22.

Criminalizing Cognitive Enhancement at the Blackjack Table

Memory and Law, p. 307, L. Nadel & W. Sinnott-Armstrong, eds., Oxford University Press, 2012, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 304
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2012
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Cognitive Enhancement, Thought Privacy, Punishment, Neuroethics, Neurolaw

23.

The Bumpiness of Criminal Law

Alabama Law Review, vol. 67, p. 855, 2016
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 01 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 05 May 2016
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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punishment, retributivism, consequentialism, sentencing, smooth, bumpy

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Alternative Burdens on Freedom of Conscience

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 47, 2010
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Feb 2011
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Freedom of Conscience, First Amendment, Religion, Atheism, Conscription, Organ Donation

25.

The Limited Right to Alter Memory

Journal of Medical Ethics, vol. 40, p. 658 (2014)
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 13 May 2015 Last Revised: 14 May 2015
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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memory, memory dampening, propranolol, enhancement, neuroenhancement

26.

Smoothing Vague Laws

Vagueness and Law: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives (Geert Keil & Ralf Poscher eds., 2016) (Oxford University Press)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 30 Mar 2017
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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vagueness, smooth, bumpy, binary, spectrum, continuum, attempt, Leo Katz, abortion, death, coercion

27.

The Time Frame Challenge to Retributivism

NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 18-48
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2018
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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retributivism, consequentialism, justification, whole life, current crime