Sexual Violation Without Law

28 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2021 Last revised: 17 Mar 2022

Date Written: March 13, 2021


This Essay, written for a conference held in honor of Stephen Schulhofer, considers #MeToo era evidence that the spectrum of sexual violation remains mostly untouched by criminal law. In addition to highlighting the endurance of pronounced gaps in legal protection, I argue that #MeToo stories should catalyze needed reform.

Suggested Citation

Tuerkheimer, Deborah, Sexual Violation Without Law (March 13, 2021). 76 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 609 (2021), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 21-09, Available at SSRN:

Deborah Tuerkheimer (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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