Selected Faculty Scholarship

In addition to the works cited on the previous pages, Columbia Law School faculty have published these and other influential articles and books.


A stack of the spines of several faculty books.






Kimberlé W. Crenshaw
From Private Violence to Mass Incarceration: Thinking Intersectionally About Women, Race, and Social Control,” UCLA Law Review (2012)

Harold S.H. Edgar 
Herbert Wechsler and the Criminal Law: A Brief Tribute,” Columbia Law Review (2000)*

Jeffrey A. Fagan
Aggressive Policing and the Educational Performance of Minority Youth,” with Joscha Legewie, American Sociological Review (2019)
The End of Intuition-Based High-Crime Areas,” with Ben Grunwald, California Law Review (2019)

Kellen Funk
The Present Crisis in American Bail,” The Yale Law Journal (2019)

Kent Greenawalt
The Perplexing Borders of Justification and Excuse,” Columbia Law Review (1984)

Bernard E. Harcourt
Against Prediction: Profiling, Policing and Punishing in an Actuarial Age, The University of Chicago Press (2006)
The Illusion of Free Markets: Punishment and the Myth of Natural Order, Harvard University Press (2012)

James S. Liebman
A Broken System: The Persistent Patterns of Reversals of Death Sentences in the United States,” with Andrew Gelman, Alexander Kiss, and Valerie West, Journal of Empirical Studies (2004)

Gerard E. Lynch ’75**                                                          
How Useful Is Civil RICO in the Enforcement of Criminal Law?,” Villanova Law Review (1990)
Our Administrative System of Criminal Justice,” Fordham Law Review (1998)

Justin McCrary
Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs, co-edited with Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig, The University of Chicago Press (2011)

Daniel C. Richman and Jeffrey A. Fagan
Understanding Recent Spikes and Longer Trends in American Murders,” Columbia Law Review (2017)

Elizabeth S. Scott
Brain Development, Social Context and Justice Policy,” with Natasha Duell and Laurence Steinberg, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy (2018).
Fiduciary Principles in Family Law,” with Ben Chen, Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law, Oxford University Press (2018).

Jane Spinak
Family Defense and the Disappearing Problem-Solving Court,” The City University of New York Law Review (2017)

*Herbert Wechsler ’31 was a longtime faculty member at Columbia Law School and, as director of the American Law Institute for 21 years, created the still-influential Model Penal Code (1962).
**Gerard E. Lynch ’75 is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. He wrote these articles while teaching at the law school prior to his appointment to the federal bench.                                        

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