Guyora Binder

Binder, Guyora.

SUNY Distinguished Professor;
Hodgson Russ Faculty Scholar;
University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor

Research Focus: Criminal Law, Jurisprudence, Law and Literature
Links: Curriculum VitaeSSRN

Contact Information

716 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
716-645-2673
gbinder@buffalo.edu

Faculty Assistant: Deborah L. Nasisi

Biography Publications

Books

CRIMINAL LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS (with John Kaplan & Robert Weisberg) (Wolters-Kluwer, 8th ed., 2017) (9th ed., 2021).

OXFORD INTRODUCTIONS TO U.S. LAW: CRIMINAL LAW (Oxford University Press: 2016)

FELONY MURDER (Stanford University Press:  2012)

CRIMINAL LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS, 7th ed. (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business:  2012)

CRIMINAL LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS, 6th ed. (Aspen: June 2008)

CRIMINAL LAW: TEACHER'S MANUAL -- 6th ed., COMPANION TO CRIMINAL LAW: 6th Ed. (Aspen Law and Business:  2008)

CRIMINAL LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS, 5th ed. (Aspen Law and Business:  2004)

CRIMINAL LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS, 4th ed. (with John Kaplan, Robert Weisberg, ed.) (Aspen Law and Business:  2000)

LITERARY CRITICISMS OF LAW (with Robert Weisberg, ed.) (Princeton University Press:  2000)
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CRIMINAL LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS, 3rd ed. (Aspen Publishers:  1996)

TREATY CONFLICT AND POLITICAL CONTRADICTION: THE DIALECTIC OF DUPLICITY (Praeger:  1988)

Journal Articles

Defunding Police Agencies (with Rick Su & Anthony O’Rourke) 71 EMORY LAW JOURNAL (forthcoming 2022)

Disbanding Police Agencies (with Anthony O’Rourke & Rick Su), 121 COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW 1327,1327-1404(2021)

Judicial Review of Strict Liability Local Ordinances (with Brenner Fissell), 53 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW505, 505-521 (2021)

A Political Interpretation of Vagueness Doctrine (with Brenner Fissell), 2019 ILLINOIS LAW REVIEW 1527, 1527-88 (2019)

The Puzzle of Inciting Suicide (with Luis Chiesa), 56 AMERICAN CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW 65, 65-135 (Winter 2018)

Unusual: The Death Penalty for Inadvertent Murder (with Brenner Fissell & Robert Weisberg), 93 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 549, 549-618 (Summer 2018)

Capital Punishment of Unintentional Felony Murder (with Brenner Fissell & Robert Weisberg), 92 NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW 1141, 1141-1214 (2017)

Penal Incapacitation: A Situationist Critique (with Ben Notterman), 54 AMERICAN CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW 1, 1-56 (2017)

What Is Criminal Law About?, MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW, vol. 114, p. 1173 (2015-2016)
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Why Law Matters For Our Obligations, CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF LAW (2  2015) vol. 2 p. 268

Authority to Proscribe and Punish International Crimes, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO LAW JOURNAL vol. 63: 278-309 (2013)

Making the Best of Felony Murder, BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW vol. 91: 403 (2011)

States of War: Defensive Force Among Nations, OHIO STATE JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW vol. 7: 439 (2009)

The Culpability of Felony Murder, NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW vol. 83: 965-1060 (2008)

Victims and the Significance of Causing Harm, PACE LAW REVIEW vol. 28: 713-737 (2008)   

Aesthetic Judgment and Legal Justification, STUDIES IN LAW, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY vol. 43: 79 (2007)

The Origins of American Felony Murder Rules, STANFORD LAW REVIEW vol. 57: 59 (2004)

Punishment Theory: Moral or Political?, BUFFALO CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW vol. 5: 321 (2002)

The Rhetoric of Motive and Intent, BUFFALO CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW vol. 6: 1-96 (2002)

Framed: Utilitarianism and Punishment of the Innocent, RUTGERS LAW JOURNAL vol. 32: 115 (2000)
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The Poetics of the Pragmatic: What Literary Criticisms of Law Offers Posner, STANFORD LAW REVIEW vol. 53: 1509 (2001)

Felony Murder and Mens Rea Default Rules: A Study in Statutory Interpretation, BUFFALO CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW vol. 4: 399 (2000)

Meaning and Motive in the Law of Homicide, BUFFALO CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW vol. 3: (2000)

Cultural Relativism and Cultural Imperialism in Human Rights Law, BUFFALO HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW vol. 5: 211 (1999)

Cultural Criticism of Law, STANFORD LAW REVIEW vol. 49: 1149 (1997)
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The Slavery of Emancipation, CARDOZO LAW REVIEW vol. 16: 2063 (1996)

Institutions and Linguistic Conventions: The Pragmatism of Lieber's Legal Hermeneutics, CARDOZO LAW REVIEW vol. 16: 2169 (1995)

Did the Slaves Author the Thirteenth Amendment? An Essay in Redemptive History, YALE JOURNAL OF LAW & THE HUMANITIES vol. 5: 471 (1993)

Post-Totalitarian Politics, MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW vol. 91: 1491 (1993)

The Case for Self-Determination, STANFORD JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW  vol. 29: 223 (1993)

What's Left?, TEXAS LAW REVIEW vol. 69: 1985 (1991)

On Hegel, On Slavery, But not on my Head!, CARDOZO LAW REVIEW vol. 11: 563  (1990)

Mastery, Slavery, and Emancipation, CARDOZO LAW REVIEW vol. 10: 1435 (1989)

Representing Nazism: Advocacy and Identity at the Trial of Klaus Barbie, YALE LAW JOURNAL vol. 98: 1321 (1989)

Beyond Criticism, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW REVIEW vol. 55: 888 (1988)

On Critical Legal Studies as Guerilla Warfare, GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL  vol. 76: 1 (1987)

Angels and Infidels: Hierarchy and Historicism in Medieval Legal History, BUFFALO LAW REVIEW vol. 35: 527 (1986)

The Dialectic of Duplicity: Treaty Conflict and Political Contradiction, BUFFALO LAW REVIEW vol. 34: 329 (1985)

Penal Reform and Progressive Ideology, REVIEWS IN AMERICAN HISTORY vol. 9: 224 (1981)

Book Chapters

The Coptown Case: Inviolable Status and Desert, INHERENT AND INSTRUMENTAL VALUES: EXCURSIONS IN VALUE INQUIRY (G. John M. Abbarno, ed.) (University Press of America:  2015) p. 281

Foundations of the Legislative Panopticon: Bentham’s Principles of Morals and Legislation,FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS IN MODERN CRIMINAL LAW (Marcus Dubber, editor, ed.) (Oxford University Press:  2014) p. 79

Homicide, OXFORD HANDBOOK OF CRIMINAL LAW (Marcus Dubber & Tatjana Hörnle, editors, ed.) (Oxford University Press:   2014) p. 702

Law and Literature in CONTEMPORARY LITERARY AND CULTURAL THEORY: THE JOHNS HOPKINS GUIDE (Michael Groden & Martin Kreiswirth, editors)(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012) (288-294)

Critical Legal Studies, COMPANION TO PHILOSOPHY OF LAW AND LEGAL THEORY, 2nd Edition (Blackwell Publishing:  2010) (267)

The Meaning of Killing, MODERN HISTORIES OF CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (2007) (88-114)

Law and Literature, JOHNS HOPKINS GUIDE TO LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM, 2nd edition (The Johns Hopkins University Press:  2006) (587)

Twentieth-century Legal Metaphors for Self and Society, LOOKING BACK AT LAW'S CENTURY (Austin Sarat, Bryant Garth, Robert A. Kagan, ed.) (Cornell University Press:  2002) (151-184)

Critical Legal Studies, COMPANION TO PHILOSOPHY OF LAW AND LEGAL THEORY (Blackwell: 1996) (280)

Reviews

93 AMERICAN LITERATURE (forthcoming, 2021) (reviewing Karla F.C. Holloway, LEGAL FICTIONS (Duke University Press, 2013) and Eric Bachman, LITERARY OBSCENITIES) (Penn State University Press, 2018))

CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE BOOKS (Sept. 2020) (reviewing Lawrence Friedman, CRIME WITHOUT PUNISHMENT:ASPECTS OF HISTORY OF HOMICIDE) (Cambridge University Press, 2018))

Law and the Modern Mind: Consciousness and Responsibility in AMERICAN LEGAL CULTURE, 57 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL HISTORY 121, 121-22 (2017) (reviewing Susanna L. Blumenthal, LAW AND THE MODERN MIND) (2016))

THE FUGITIVE'S PROPERTIES: LAW AND THE POETICS OF POSSESSION by Stephen M. Best, LAW & HISTORY REVIEW vol. 25: 421 (2007)

MURDER ON TRIAL, 1620-2002 by Robert Asher, Lawrence B. Goodheart, and Alan Rogers, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL HISTORY vol. 48: 469 (2006)

THE BAR AND THE OLD BAILEY, 1750-1850 by Allyson N. May, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL HISTORY vol. 47: 436 (2005)