Lee, Cynthia

GW Law Faculty Publications

June 08, 2018

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(With L. Song Richardson & Tamara Lawson.)  Criminal Procedure: Cases and Materials (2d ed. 2018).
     First edition published in 2016. 

Criminal Procedure:  Investigation, Cases and Materials (2d ed. 2018).

(With L. Song Richardson & Tamara Lawson.)   Criminal Procedure:  Adjudication, Cases and Materials (2d ed. 2018).

(With Harris, Angela). Criminal Law: Cases and Materials. 3rd ed. St. Paul:  West, 2014.
     First edition published in 2005.
     Second edition published in 2009.

The Fourth Amendment, Searches and Seizures:  Its Constitutional History and the Contemporary Debate. Amherst, N.Y.:  Prometheus Books, 2011. 

Murder and the Reasonable Man: Passion and Fear in the Criminal Courtroom. New York:  New York University Press, 2003. 



Reforming the Law on Police Use of Deadly Force: De-escalation, Preseizure Conduct, and Imperfect Self-Defense, 2018 U. Ill. L. Rev. 629.

Awareness as a First Step Toward Overcoming Implicit Bias, in Enhancing Justice:  Reducing Bias 289 (Sarah E. Redfield ed., 2017).

Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado:  The Court’s New Racial Bias Exception to the No-Impeachment Rule, Geo. Wash. L. Rev. On the Docket (Mar. 19, 2017), http://www.gwlr.org/pena-rodriguez-v-colorado-the-courts-new-racial-bias-exception-to-the-no-impeachment-rule/.

Making Black and Brown Lives Matter:  Incorporating Race into the Criminal Procedure Curriculum, 60 St. Louis U. L. J. 481 (2016).

Race, Policing, and Lethal Force:  Remedying Shooter Bias with Martial Arts Training, 79 Law & Contemp. Probs., no. 3, 2016, at 145.

"A New Approach to Voir Dire on Racial Bias," 5 UC Irvine Law Review 843-872 (2015).

"(E)Racing Trayvon Martin," 12 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 91-113 (2014).

"Honoring Angela Harris: A Review of Gender, Violence, Race, and Criminal Justice," 47 UC Davis Law Review 1037-1046 (2014).

(With Kwan, Peter.) "The Trans Panic Defense: Masculinity, Heteronormativity, and the Murder of Transgender Women," 66 Hastings Law Journal 77-132 (2014).

"Criminal Law Pedagogy: Making Things Clear," 10 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 637-638 (2013).

"Making Race Salient: Trayvon Martin and Implicit Bias in a Not Yet Post-Racial Society," 91 North Carolina Law Review 1556-1612 (2013).

"Masculinity on Trial: Gay Panic in the Criminal Courtroom," 42 Southwestern Law Review 817-831 (2013).

"Reasonableness with Teeth: The Future of Fourth Amendment Reasonableness Analysis," 81 Mississippi Law Journal 1133-1182 (2012).

"The Future of 'Reasonableness' Analysis: When Is a Search or Seizure Justified?," 81 Mississippi Law Journal 1133-1182 (2012).

"Package Bombs, Footlockers and Laptops: What the Disappearing Container Doctrine Can Tell Us about the Fourth Amendment," 100 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 1403-1494 (2010).
     Available at http://www.law.northwestern.edu/jclc/backissues/v100/n4/1004_1403.Lee.pdf.

"Hate Crimes and the War on Terror," in 5 Hate Crimes: Responding to Hate Crime, p. 139-166. Edited by Barbara Perry; Frederick M. Lawrence, volume editor. Westport, CT : Praeger Publishers, 2009.

"Reasonable Provocation and Self-Defense: Recognizing the Distinction between Act Reasonableness and Emotion Reasonableness," in Criminal Law Conversations, p. 427-448. Edited by Paul H. Robinson, Stephen Garvey and Kimberly Ferzan. New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.

(With Harris, Angela P.) "Teaching Criminal Law from a Critical Perspective," (Commentary Symposium: Criminal Law, Casebooks, and Legal Education) 7 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 261-266 (2009).

"The Gay Panic Defense," 42 UC Davis Law Review 471-566 (2008).

"Cultural convergence: Interest Convergence Theory Meets the Cultural Defense," 49 Arizona Law Review 911-959 (2007).

"'Murder and the Reasonable Man' Revisited: A Response to Victoria Nourse." 3 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 301-306 (2005).

"'But I Thought He Had a Gun': Race and Police Use of Deadly Force." 2 Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal1-51 (2004).

"Culture and Crime." 9 Goal IX, No. 3, p. 1 (Summer 2003).

"Race and the Victim: An Examination of Capital Sentencing and Guilt Attribution Studies." 73 Chicago-Kent Law Review 533-558 (1998).

"The Act-Belief Distinction in Self-Defense Doctrine: A New Dual Requirement Theory of Justification." 2 Buffalo Criminal Law Review 191-247 (1998).

"A New 'Sliding Scale of Deference' Approach to Abuse of Discretion: Appellate Review of District Court Departures under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines." 35 American Criminal Law Review 1-55 (1997).

"From Gatekeeper to Concierge: The Federal Prosecutor's Expanding Power over Substantial Assistance Departures." 50 Rutgers Law Review 199-251 (1997).

"Race and Self Defense: Toward a Normative Conception of Reasonableness." 81 Minnesota Law Review 367-500 (1996).
     Reprinted two-part series in 5 Criminal Practice Law Reporter 25 (1997) and 5 Criminal Practice Law Reporter 33 (1997).
     Reprinted in Race and Races: American Law in Critical Context. St. Paul: West, 1999.
     Reprinted in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1999.

"Beyond Black and White: Racializing Asian Americans in a Society Obsessed with O.J." 6 Hastings Women's Law Journal 165-207 (1995).
     Adapted version published in Asian Week 12 (Nov. 12, 1995).

"Prosecutorial Discretion, Substantial Assistance, and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines." 42 UCLA Law Review 105-180 (1994).
     Reprinted in 3 Criminal Practice Law Reporter 17 (1995).
    Reprinted in 18 Criminal Law Review 443 (1996).

"The Sentencing Court's Decision to Depart Downward in Recognition of a Defendant's Substantial Assistance: A Proposal to Eliminate the Government Motion Requirement." 23 Indiana Law Review 681-702 (1990).

"Freedom of Speech in the Public Workplace: A Comment on the Public Concern Requirement." 76 California Law Review 1109-1146 (1988).