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Publications - Erin Sheley

Law Reviews

  • "A Broken Windows Theory of Sexual Assault Enforcement," Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN.
  • "Victim Impact Statements and Expressive Punishment in the Age of Social Media," Wake Forest Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN.
  • "Substantive and Procedural Silence," Tennessee Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN.
  • "Prospective Injunctive Relief and Class Action Settlements," with Theodore Frank, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN.
  • "Rethinking Injury: the Case of Informed Consent," 2014 Brigham Young University Law Review 63 (2015)
  • "Perceptual Harm and the Corporate Criminal," 81 U. Cincinnati Law Review 225 (2013).
  • "Reverberations of the 'Victim's Voice': Victim Impact Statements and the Cultural Project of Punishment," 87 Indiana Law Journal 1247 (2012).
  • "The Constable's Blunder and Other Stories: Narrative Representations of the Police and the Criminal in the Development of the Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule," 2010 Michigan State Law Review 121 (2010).
  • "Live Animals: Towards Protection for Pets and Livestock in Contracts for Carriage," 3 Journal of Animal Law 59 (2007).
  • Comment, "Threats in the Line of Duty: Police Officers and the First Amendment in State v. Valdivia and Connecticut v. DeLoreto," 28 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 307 (2004).

Peer-Reviewed Literary Journals and Book Chapters

  • “Adultery, Criminality, and the Myth of English Sovereignty,” 11 Law, Culture, and the Humanities __ (forthcoming).
  • Convicta et Combusta: Walter Scott’s Condemned Woman, the Chivalric Tradition, and Historical Legitimacy,” in Impassioned Jurisprudence: Law, Literature, and Emotion (Bucknell UP 2015).
  • “The Condemned Woman as Historical Relic,” 24 Law and Literature 211 (2014).
  • Gone with the Wind and the Trauma of Lost Sovereignty,” 45 Southern Literary Journal 1 (Fall 2013).
  • “Reciprocal Colonization in the Fairy Tales of Lord Dunsany,” 31 Mythlore 105 (Fall 2012).
  • “The Law of Nature or Nature’s God? Penal Authority in Charles Kingsley’s The Water Babies,” 37 Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 133 (Summer 2012).
  • “Demolished Worlds: Manfred and Sublime (Un)Burial,” 40 Byron Journal 51 (June 2012).
  • “Re-Imagining Olympus: The Creative Mythologies of John Keats,” 45 Romanticism on the Net (Feb. 2007).
  • “From Eden to Eternity: The Timescales of Genesis in George MacDonald’s ‘The Golden Key’ and Lilith,” 29 Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 329 (Winter 2004).

Selected Presentations

  • "Victim Impact Statements and Expressive Punishment in the Age of Social Media," presented at the Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Stanford University, April 1, 2017.
  • "A Broken Windows Theory of Sexual Assault Enforcement," presented at the Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 4, 2017.
  • Visiting Speaker on Constitutional Criminal Law, Constitutional Court of Georgia Summer School Program, Batumi, Republic of Georgia, August 2016.
  • "Rethinking Injury: the Case of Informed Consent," presented at the 39th Annual Health Law Professors Conference, Boston, MA, June 4-6, 2016.
  • "Substantive and Procedural Silence," presented at the Toronto-Osgoode Junior Scholars Workshop, Toronto, ON, May 4-5, 2016.
  • "Prospective Injunctive Relief and Class Action Settlements," presented at the Federalist Society Faculty Conference at the Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, New York, NY Jan. 3, 2016.
  • "Criminality and the Fiction of the King's Body," Yale University, Whitney Humanities Center, May 20, 2015.
  • “Adultery, Criminality, and the Myth of English Sovereignty,” presented at the meeting of the Law and Society Association, Seattle, WA, May 2015.
  • “The Rape Novel and Narrative Subjectivity,” presented at the meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Washington DC, March 2015.
  • Commentary on the seizure of companion animals under the Fourth Amendment, Puppycide: a Documentary, Ozymandias Films, 2015.
  • “What is Equality Under the Constitution?,” guest lecture for American University Government 220: The American Constitution, Oct. 3, 2014.
  •  “Victim Impact Videos and Narrative Integrity at Sentencing,” presented at the Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Charlottesville, VA, March 2014.
  • “The Body, the Self, and the Legal Account of Harm,” presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association in Boston, MA; the Georgetown-George Washington Junior Faculty Workshop; the George Washington University Law School Faculty Workshop; and workshops at Northwestern University Law School and the University of Chicago Law School.
  • Visiting Speaker on U.S. Law and Anti-Corruption Practices, U.S. Consulate-General, Yekaterinburg, Russia, March 6-12, 2013 (Presentations to the faculty and students of the Urals State Law Academy, the Urals Institute of Law, Management and Entrepreneurship, the South Urals State University, the Tyumen State University, and the Liberal Arts University; as well as the Arbitration Practice Group of the Ural-Siberian Bar Association).
  • “The Condemned Woman as Historical Relic in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries,” presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • “Perceptual Harm and the Corporate Criminal,” presented at the 2012 ABA/AALS Criminal Justice Conference in Washington, DC; the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association in Honolulu, HI; the 2012 Young Legal Scholars Conference in Warrenton, VA; and at faculty workshops at the Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Kentucky Law School.
  • Gone with the Wind and the Trauma of Lost Sovereignty,” presented at the 2012 John Jay College Literature and Law Conference; and the 2012 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900.
  • “The Law of Nature or Nature’s God? Legal Authority in Charles Kingsley’s The Water Babies,” presented at the Children’s Literature Association Conference, Eastern Michigan University, June 10-12, 2010.
  • “Representations of Trauma in Criminal Sentencing: a Psychological and Narratological Perspective” (with Jessica Borelli), presented at the Washington Trauma Conference, The George Washington University, March 4-6, 2010.