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Education

B.A., 1991, Williams College
Ph.D., 1999, Rutgers University
J.D., 2002, Columbia Law School

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Ken Levy

Holt B. Harrison Professor of Law
Professor of Law

Biography

Ken Levy teaches criminal law, criminal theory, international criminal law, white-collar criminal law, and tort law.

Ken continues to work primarily in criminal theory.  His interests include free will and moral responsibility, criminal responsibility, criminal psychology, the act-omissions distinction, the relation between morality and criminal law, and theories of punishment.

Selected Publications

Law Review Articles

Ken Levy, Why the Late Justice Scalia Was Wrong: The Fallacies of Constitutional Textualism, Lewis & Clark L. Rev. (2017).
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Ken Levy, Does Situationism Excuse? The Implications of Situationism for Moral Responsibility and Criminal Responsibility, 68 Ark. L. Rev. 775 (2015).
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Ken Levy, It’s Not Too Difficult: A Plea to Resurrect the Impossibility Defense, 45 N.M. L. Rev. 225 (2014).
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Ken Levy, Why Retributivism Needs Consequentialism: The Rightful Place of Revenge in the Criminal Justice System, 66 Rutgers L. Rev. 629 (2014).
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Ken Levy, Dangerous Psychopaths: Criminally Responsible But Not Morally Responsible, Subject to Criminal Punishment And to Preventive Detention, 48 San Diego L. Rev. 1299 (2011).
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Ken Levy, Killing, Letting Die, and the Case for Mildly Punishing Bad Samaritanism, 44 Georgia Law Review 607 (2010).
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Ken Levy, Gonzales v. Oregon and Physician-Assisted Suicide: Ethical and Policy Issues, 42 Tulsa Law Review 699 (2007).
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Ken Levy, The Solution to the Real Blackmail Paradox: The Common Link Between Blackmail and Other Criminal Threats, 39 Connecticut Law Review 1051 (2007).
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Ken Levy, The Solution to the Problem of Outcome Luck: Why Harm Is Just as Punishable as the Wrongful Action that Causes It, 24 Law and Philosophy 263 (2005).
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Philosophy Articles

Levy, Ken, Blocking Blockage, Philosophia 44:565-82 (2016)
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Levy, Ken, On the Rationalist Solution to Gregory Kavka's Toxin Puzzle. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 90: 267-289 (2009)
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Levy, Ken, The Solution to the Surprise Exam Paradox. Southern Journal of Philosophy 47:131-58 (2009)
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Levy, Ken, Baumann on the Monty Hall Problem and Single-Case Probabilities 158: 139-51 (2007)
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Levy, Ken, Why It is Sometimes Fair to Blame Agents for Unavoidable Actions and Omissions. American Philosophical Quarterly 42: 93-104 (2005)
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Levy, Ken, Is Descartes a Temporal Atomist? British Journal for the History of Philosophy 13: 627-74. (2005)
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Levy, Ken, The Main Problem with USC Libertarianism. Philosophical Studies 105: 107-127 (2001)
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Levy, Ken, Hume, the New Hume, and Causal Connections. Hume Studies 26: 41-75 (2000)
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Chapters in Books

Ken Levy and Alex Cohen, Mental Illness, Dangerousness, and Involuntary Civil Commitment, in PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHIATRY: PROBLEMS, INTERSECTIONS AND NEW PERSPECTIVES, 147-160 (eds. Gary Gala & Daniel D. Moseley, Routledge, 2016)
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Ken Levy, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Insanity Defenses, in Oxford Handbook on the Philosophy of the Criminal Law (2011).
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