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Professor Ferzan teaches courses and seminars on criminal law and evidence. She is a co-founder and co-director of the Rutgers Institute for Law and Philosophy, Associate Graduate Faculty in the New Brunswick Philosophy Department, and co-Editor in Chief of Law and Philosophy. Professor Ferzan is also on the editorial boards of Legal Theory and Criminal Law and Philosophy.
Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 2000, Professor Ferzan clerked for the Honorable Marvin Katz in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and then worked as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Public Integrity Section, investigating and prosecuting criminal offenses committed by federal, state, and local officials. She also served as a special assistant United States attorney in the District of Columbia.
Professor Ferzan was selected as Professor of the Year by the Classes of 2004 and 2010 and received the Women's Law Caucus Faculty Appreciation Award in 2007. Professor Ferzan received the Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2010.
Professor Ferzan is currently an adviser the ALI's Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses project. She has been a chair for the AALS sections on jurisprudence and scholarship and was an adviser for the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners in Torts and Evidence from 2000 to 2005. Professor Ferzan served on the New Jersey Supreme Court's Standing Committee on Evidence for the 2007-2009 term.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, she will be visiting at the University of Virginia Law School (fall 2013) and the University of Chicago Law School (winter 2014). She has previously visited at the law schools at the University of Illinois and the University of Pennsylvania and was a scholar in residence at NYU Law's Center for the Administration of Criminal Law.
Risk and Inchoate Crimes: Retribution or Prevention, in Sullivan ed., Seeking Security: Pre-empting the Commission of Criminal Harms (forthcoming Hart Publishing)(with Larry Alexander)
Fletcher on the Fault of Not Knowing in Russell Christopher, ed., Essays on Criminal Law (forthcoming OUP)(with Larry Alexander).
Justification and Excuse, in Deigh & Dolinko, eds., Oxford Handbook on the Philosophy of Criminal Law (OUP 2011)
Beyond the Special Part, in Duff & Green, eds., Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law (OUP 2010)(with Larry Alexander)
Intention, in Patterson ed., A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, 2d ed. (Blackwell 2010)
Is There a Method to the Madness? Why Creative and Counterintuitive Proposals are Counterproductive in Mark D. White, ed., Theoretical Foundations of Law & Economics (Cambridge Univ. Press 2008)(with Michael Dorff)
Beyond Crime and Commitment: Justifying Liberty Deprivations of the Dangerous and Responsible (forthcoming Minnesota Law Review)
Inchoate Crimes at the Prevention/Punishment Divide (forthcoming San Diego Law Review)(symposium)
Plotting Premeditation's Demise (forthcoming Law and Contemporary Problems)(symposium)
Danger: The Ethics of Preemptive Action (forthcoming Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law)(symposium)(with Larry Alexander)
Culpable Aggression: The Basis for Moral Liability to Defensive Killing (forthcoming Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law)(symposium)
The Unsolved Mysteries of Causation and Responsibility (forthcoming Rutgers Law Journal)(symposium)
A Planet by Any Other Name, 109 Mich. L. Rev. 1011 (2010)(book review essay)
Contributions to Criminal Law Conversations (edited with Garvey and Robinson, OUP 2009): Results Don't Matter (core text with Larry Alexander); Against Negligence Liability (core text with Larry Alexander); Sex as Contract (comment on Michelle Anderson); The Values and Costs of Imminence (comment on Whitley Kaufman); Can't Sue, Can Kill (comment on Jeff McMahan)
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