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Law Review Articles

Moral Nuisance Abatement Statutes, 117 Nw. U. L. Rev. 613 (2022)

Law review article historicizing a recent spate of apparently novel citizen suit statutes (including S.B. 8 in Texas), arguing that they are drawing on older models.


Shadow Trials, or A History of Sexual Assault Trials in the Jim Crow South, 29 UCLA J. Gender & L. 257 (2022)

Law review article using original archival research to provide the first holistic legal study of sexual assault trials in the Jim Crow south.


The Justice from Monsanto: The Environmental Life and Law of Clarence Thomas, 46 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 67 (2022)

Law review article using original archival research to expose the centrality of environmental law in the life and jurisprudence of former Monsanto counsel and current U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

     - Excerpted in The New Republic

     - Interviewed about this piece on Slate's "Slow Burn," season 8, episode 2

     - Interviewed about this piece on The Attitude, WHNH public radio (August 18, 2021)

     - Covered in E&E News


The NAACP’s Rape Docket and the Origins of Criminal Procedure, 24 U. Pa. J.L. & Soc. Change 301 (2021)

Law review article providing the definitive account of the surprisingly voluminous docket of rape cases argued by the NAACP and arguing that this docket was pivotal to the development of modern criminal procedure.


Rebuilding Trust: Climate Change, Indian Communities, and a Right to Resettlement, 47 Ecology L.Q. 179 (2020)

Law review article arguing that the Indigenous peoples of the United States have a right to resettlement—a right that can be enforced against the federal government—if their communities are threatened with permanent displacement by climate change.


Rethinking Complicity in the Surveillance of Sex Workers: Policing and Prostitution in America’s Model City, 31 Yale J. L. & Feminism 411 (2020)

Law review note arguing for a broader conception of complicity in the police abuse of sex workers.


The Venereal Doctrine: Compulsory Examinations, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and the Rape/Prostitution Divide, 34 Berkeley J. Gender L. & Just. 149 (2019)

Law review article revealing the gendered divide in how courts have, and continue to, understand compulsory pre-conviction STI examinations.


Standing for Everyone: Sierra Club v. Morton, Supreme Court Deliberations, and a Solution to the Problem of Environmental Standing, 30 Fordham Envt’l L. Rev. 20 (2019)

Law review article advancing a new historical understanding of the evolution of the environmental standing doctrine, and arguing that the current doctrine needs to be radically revised.

     - Reprinted in abridged version in the Environmental Law Reporter


The Long American Plan: The U.S. Government’s Campaign Against Venereal Disease and Its Carriers, 38 Harv. J. L. & Gender 373 (2015)

Law review article analyzing court cases and state laws to demonstrate that a carceral regime lasted five decades longer than was previously believed.

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