Guilty Minds
A Virtual Conference on Mens Rea and Criminal Justice Reform

Hosted by the Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal


Only Guilty Minds

Michael Serota
Visiting Assistant Professor
Associate Deputy Director at the Academy for Justice

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
at Arizona State University

Decarceration and Default
Mental States

Benjamin Levin
Associate Professor of Law
University of Colorado Law School

Versari Crimes

Stephen P. Garvey
A. Robert Noll Professor of Law
Cornell Law School

Ignorance of Wrongdoing
and Mens Rea

Douglas Husak
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Rutgers University

Why the Mind Matters
in Criminal Law

Joshua Kleinfeld
Professor of Law and (by courtesy) Philosophy
Northwestern University

Two Sides of the Same Interpretive Coin: The Presumption of Mens Rea and the Historical Rule of Lenity

Shon Hopwood
Associate Professor of Law
Georgetown University Law Center

Conspiracy, Complicity, and the Scope of Contemplated Crime

Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
Earle Hepburn Professor of Law
Co-Director, Institute of Law & Philosophy

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Willful Blindness Doctrine: Justifiable in Principle,
Problematic in Practice

Kenneth W. Simons
Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Philosophy
University of California, Irvine School of Law

Internal and External
Challenges to Culpability

Stephen J. Morse
Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law
Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry
Associate Director, Center for Neuroscience and Society

University of Pennsylvania

Judicial Review of Strict Liability Local Ordinances

Guyora Binder
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Hodgson Russ Faculty Scholar
Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Development

University at Buffalo School of Law

Brenner Fissell
Associate Professor of Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Student Competitions

The Academy for Justice welcomes students to register for and attend the Guilty Minds conference, which offers a unique opportunity to observe—and participate in—an academic legal conference on an important topic. To encourage and facilitate student engagement, the Academy for Justice is holding two different competitions for students currently enrolled in any American law school or graduate program. Click here to find out how to enter.