The Sense of an Ending
73 DePaul L. Rev. 751 (2024). (Symposium on the law and pedagogy of HBO’s Succession)

What Are Victim Impact Statements For?
87 Brooklyn Law Review 1253 (2022)

Empathy and Remote Legal Proceedings
51 Southwestern Law Review 20 (2021)

Feeling and Thinking Like a Lawyer: Cognition, Emotion, and the Practice and Progress of Law
89 Fordham Law Review 2427 (2021)

Introduction to the Edward Elgar Research Handbook on Law and Emotion 
In The Edward Elgar Research Handbook on Law and Emotions (Susan Bandes, Jody Madeira, Kathryn Temple and Emily Kidd White eds. 2021)

Virtual Trials: Necessity, Invention, and the Evolution of the Courtroom
68 Buffalo Law Review 1275 (2020) (with Neal Feigenson)

Closure in the Criminal Courtroom: The Birth and Strange Career of an Emotion
In The Edward Elgar Research Handbook on Law and Emotions (Susan Bandes, Jody Madeira, Kathryn Temple and Emily Kidd White eds. 2021)

Police Accountability and the Problem of Regulating Consent Searches 
Volume 2018 University of Illinois Law Review 1760 (2018)

Video, Popular Culture, and Police Excessive Force: The Elusive Narrative of Over-Policing
2018 University of Chicago Legal Forum

The Mismeasure of Terry Stops: Assessing the Psychological and Emotional Harms of Stop and Frisk to Individuals and Communities
37 Behavioral Sciences & the Law 176 (2019) (with Phillip Atiba Goff, Erin Kerrison, and Marie Pryor)

All Bathwater, No Baby: Expressive Theories of Punishment and the Death Penalty
116 Michigan Law Review 905 (2018)

Compassion and the Rule of Law
13 International Journal of Law in Context 184 (2017)

What Executioners Can — And Cannot — Teach Us About the Death Penalty
35 Criminal Justice Ethics 183 (2016)

Civil Liberties and the “Imaginative Sustenance” of Jewish Culture
16 Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion 238 (2015)

Remorse and Criminal Justice
Emotion Review (Special Issue on Law and Emotion, Susan Bandes and Terry Maroney eds.) pp 1-6 (Dec. 2015)

Moral Shock and Legal Education
65 Journal of Legal Education 298 (2015)

Empathy and Article III: Judge Weinstein, Cases and Controversies
64 DePaul Law Review 317 (Clifford Symposium, 2015)

Taz and Empathy
58 Howard Law Journal 397 (2015) (Symposium in Honor of Andrew Taslitz)

Emotion, Proof and Prejudice: The Cognitive Science of Gruesome Photos and Victim Impact Statements
62 Arizona State Law Journal 1003 (2014) (with Jessica Salerno)

Emotion and Deliberation: The Autonomous Citizen in the Social World
reply to George Marcus’s “Reason, Passion, and Democratic Politics,” Nomos LIII 189 (J. Fleming, ed. 2013)

Emotions and Risk Regulation
62 Studies in Law, Politics, and Society (Lange, Sarat, and Thomas eds. 2013)

Emotion and the Law
8 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 161 (Dec. 2012) (with Jeremy Blumenthal)

Moral Imagination in Judging
51 Washburn Law Journal 1 (2011) (Foulson-Siefkin lecture)

The Lone Miscreant, The Self-Training Prosecutor, and Other Fictions: A Comment on Connick v. Thompson
80 Fordham Law Review 715 (2011) (Symposium: Official and Municipal Liability for Constitutional and International Torts Today: Does the Roberts Court Have an Agenda?”)

Transcript of Remarks for Symposium on Brain Sciences in the Courtroom
62 Mercer Law Review 811 (2011)

And All the Pieces Matter: Thoughts on The Wire and the Criminal Justice System
8 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 435 (2011) (Symposium on the HBO series “The Wire”). Reprinted in Peter A. Collins & David C. Brody, eds. (2013), Crime and Justice in the City as Seen Through “The Wire.” Carolina Academic Press.

The Promise and Pitfalls of Neuroscience for Criminal Law and Procedure
8 Ohio State Journal of  Criminal Law 119 (2010) (Symposium: Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, and the Criminal Justice System)

Is it Immoral to Punish the Heedless and Clueless?
29 Law and Philosophy 443 (2010) (Symposium on Alexander, Ferzan and Morse, Crime and Culpability)


Protecting the Innocent as the Primary Goal of the Criminal Justice System
7 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 413 (2009) (reviewing George Thomas, The Supreme Court on Trial)

Empathetic Judging and the Rule of Law
2009 Cardozo Law Review De Novo 133 (2009)

Repellent Crimes and Rational Deliberation: Emotion and the Death Penalty
33 Vermont Law Review 489 (2009)

Emotion in Context: Exploring the Interaction between Emotions and Legal Institutions
33 Vermont Law Review 387 (2009)

Victims, ‘Closure,’ and the Sociology of Emotion
72 Law and Contemporary Problems 1 (2009), (Symposium: Group Conflict Resolution: Sources of Resistance to Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation)

Child Rape, Moral Outrage, and the Death Penalty
103 Northwestern Law Review Colloquy 117 (2008)

Emotions, Values, and the Construction of Risk
156 University of Pennsylvania Law Review PENNumbra 421 (2008)

Framing Wrongful Convictions
2008 Utah Law Review 5 (Symposium: Beyond Biology: Wrongful Convictions in the Post-DNA World)

The Heart Has its Reasons: Examining the Strange Persistence of the American Death Penalty
42 Studies in Law, Politics and Society 21 (Austin Sarat ed. 2008). This article was chosen as one of 35 “core texts” for Criminal Law Conversations (Robinson, Ferzan and Garvey, Oxford University Press 2009). The core text is followed by the comments of eight criminal law scholars and Bandes’ reply to those comments. The core text and my reply are available here.

We Lost it at the Movies: The Rule of Law Goes from Washington to Hollywood and Back Again
40 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 621 (2007) (Symposium: Access to Justice: Law and Popular Culture)

When Freedom of Information Came to Illinois
75 University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 1145 (2007) (Inaugural “Law Stories” Issue)

The Lessons of Capturing the Friedmans: Moral Panic, Institutional Denial, and Due Process
3 The Journal of Law, Culture and Humanities 93 (2007). Cited extensively in Friedman v. Rehal, (618 F.3d 142 (2d Circuit 2010))

Judging, Politics and Accountability: A Reply to Charles Geyh
56 Case Western Reserve Law Review 947 (2006) (Symposium on Judicial Accountability)

Loyalty to One’s Convictions: The Prosecutor and Tunnel Vision
49 Howard Law Journal 475 (2006) (Symposium on Loyalty)

Repression and Denial in Criminal Lawyering
9 Buffalo Criminal Law Review 339 (2006)

Fear Factor: The Role of Media in Covering and Shaping the Death Penalty
1 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 585 (2004)

Introduction, Race to Execution Symposium
53 DePaul Law Review 1403 (2004)

Not Enough Blame to Go Around: Reflections on Requiring Purposeful Government Misconduct
68 Brooklyn Law Review 1195 (2003) (Symposium: Responsibility and Blame: Psychological and Legal Perspectives)

Searching for Worlds Beyond the Canon: Narrative, Rhetoric, and Legal Change
28 Law and Social Inquiry 271 (2003) (reviewing Anthony Amsterdam and Jerome Bruner, Minding the Law)

Fear and Degradation in Alabama: The Emotional Subtext of University of Alabama v. Garrett
5 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 520 (2003) (21st Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania Law School: Suing the Government: Velazquez and Beyond)

Power, Privacy, and Thermal Imaging
86 Minnesota Law Review 1379 (2002) (Symposium: Modern Studies in Privacy Law)

Treaties, Sovereign Immunity, and the Plan of the Convention
42 Virginia Journal of International Law 743 (2002) (Symposium: Federal Courts and Foreign Affairs)

What’s Love Got to Do With It?
8 William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law 97 (2001) (Symposium in Honor of Susan Bandes, The Passions of Law)

Erie and the History of the One True Federalism
110 Yale Law Journal 829 (2001) reviewing Purcell, Brandeis and the Progressive Constitution

Tracing the Pattern of No Pattern: Stories of Police Brutality
34 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 665 (2001) (Symposium: The Rampants Scandal: Policing the Criminal Justice System)

Running Away With the Circus: Untapping the Subversive Potential of Civil Litigation’s Narratives
50 DePaul Law Review 575 (2000) (Symposium: Civil Litigation and Popular Culture)

When Victims Seek Closure: Forgiveness, Vengeance, and the Role of Government
27 Fordham Urban Law Journal 1599 (2000) (Symposium: The Role of Forgiveness in the Law)


Patterns of Injustice: Police Brutality in the Courts
47 Buffalo Law Review 1275 (1999)

Terry v. Ohio in Hindsight: The Perils of Predicting the Past
16 Constitutional Commentary 491 (1999) (Symposium: The Sound of Legal Thunder: The Chaotic Consequences of Crushing Constitutional Butterflies)

Introduction: The Emperor’s New Clothes
48 DePaul Law Review 619 (1999) (Symposium: Section 1983 Municipal Liability in Civil Rights Litigation)

The Rooker-Feldman Doctrine: Evaluating its Jurisdictional Status
74 Notre Dame Law Review 1175 (1999) (Symposium on the Rooker-Feldman Doctrine)

Reply to Paul Cassell: What We Know About Victim Impact Statements
1999 Utah Law Review 545 (1999) (Symposium on Victims’ Rights)

Victim Standing
1999 Utah Law Review 331 (1999) (Symposium on Victims’ Rights)

Lawyering Up
2 The Green Bag 2d 5 (1998) (with Jack Beermann)

We the People, and Our Enduring Values
96 Michigan Law Review 1376 (1998) (reviewing Akhil Reed Amar, The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First Principles)

Empathy, Narrative, and Victim Impact Statements
63 University of Chicago Law Review 361 (1996) (reprinted in Capital Punishment: the Actors in the Process (Austin Sarat ed. Ashgate 2005) and in Nussbaum and Law (Robin West ed. Ashgate 2015) in the Philosophers and Law Series

The Jury System and Leap of Faith, reviewing Jeffrey Abramson, We, The Jury, and Stephen J. Adler, The Jury
46 Journal of Legal Education 114 (1996)

Simple Murder: A Comment on the Legality of Executing the Innocent
44 Buffalo Law Review 501 (1996) (Symposium: The New York Death Penalty in Context)

Reply to Daniel Polsby
44 Buffalo Law Review 537 (1996) (Symposium: The New York Death Penalty in Context)

Reinventing Bivens: The Self-Executing Constitution
68 Southern California Law Review. 289 (1995)

The Federalization of State Law
44 DePaul Law Review 715 (1995) (symposium)

Taking Justice to its Logical Extreme: A Comment on Teague v. Lane
66 Southern California Law Review 2453 (1993) (symposium: The Future of Habeas Corpus: Reflections on Teague v. Lane and Beyond)

The Negative Constitution: A Critique
88 Michigan Law Review  2271 (1990) (reprinted in RIGHTS (Robin West ed. 2000))

The Idea of a Case
42 Stanford Law Review 227 (1990)