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Note: This bibliography changes the order of authors so that Georgetown authors are listed first.


  • Lawyers' Ethics (Abbe Smith, Monroe H. Freedman & Alice Woolley eds., Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge 2017).    [BOOK]
  • Abbe Smith & Monroe H. Freedman, Understanding Lawyers' Ethics (New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis 5th ed. 2016).   
  • How Can You Represent Those People? (Abbe Smith & Monroe H. Freedman eds., New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2013).    [BOOK]
  • Abbe Smith & Monroe H. Freedman, Understanding Lawyers' Ethics (New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis 4th ed. 2010).    [BOOK]
  • Abbe Smith, Case of a Lifetime: A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Story (New York: Palgrave MacMillan 2008).    [BOOK]
  • Abbe Smith & Monroe H. Freedman, Understanding Lawyer's Ethics (Newark, N.J.: LexisNexis/Matthew Bender 3d ed. 2004).    [BOOK]
  • Abbe Smith & Monroe H. Freedman, Understanding Lawyer's Ethics (Newark, N.J.: LexisNexis/Matthew Bender 2d ed. 2002).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Abbe Smith, Criminal Justice—Or Any Justice at All—Under Trump, 46 Geo. L.J. Ann. Rev. Crim. Proc. iii-xii (2017).    [W]
  • Abbe Smith, Judges as Bullies, 46 Hofstra L. Rev. 253-273 (2017).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Abbe Smith, Representing Rapists: The Cruelty of Cross Examination and Other Challenges for a Feminist Criminal Defense Lawyer, 53 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 255-309 (2016).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Abbe Smith, A Call To Abolish Peremptory Challenges by Prosecutors, 27 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 1163-1185 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Abbe Smith, Gideon Was a Prisoner: On Criminal Defense in a Time of Mass Incarceration, 70 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1363-1391 (2013).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Abbe Smith, Are Prosecutors Born or Made?, 25 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 943-960 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, Defending Those People, 10 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 277-301 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Abbe Smith, "No Older 'n Seventeen": Defending in Dylan Country, 38 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1471-1493 (2011).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Abbe Smith, A Hip-Hop Prosecutor Sings the Blues, 14 Legal Ethics 261-274 (2011) (reviewing Paul Butler, Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Criminal Justice (2009)).   
  • Abbe Smith, Defending Atticus Finch, 14 Legal Ethics 143-167 (2011) (reviewing Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)).   
  • Abbe Smith, In Praise of the Guilty Project: A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Growing Anxiety About Innocence Projects, 13 U. Pa. J.L. & Soc. Change 315-329 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith & Monroe H. Freedman, Misunderstanding Lawyers' Ethics, 108 Mich. L. Rev. 925-938 (2010) (reviewing Daniel Markovits, A Modern Legal Ethics: Adversary Advocacy in a Democratic Age (2008)).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Abbe Smith, "I Ain't Taking' No Plea": The Challenges in Counseling Young People Facing Serious Time, 60 Rutgers L. Rev. 11-31 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, The Lawyer's "Conscience" and the Limits of Persuasion, 36 Hofstra L. Rev. 479-496 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, Defending and Despairing: The Agony of Juvenile Defense, 6 Nev. L.J. 1127-1136 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, Defending the Unpopular Down-Under, 30 Melb. U. L. Rev. 495-553 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, Telling Stories and Keeping Secrets, 8 UDC/DCSL L. Rev. 255-268 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, The "Monster" in All of Us: When Victims Become Perpetrators, 38 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 367-394 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, The Dignity and Humanity of Bruce Springsteen's Criminals, 14 Widener L.J. 787-835 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, The Burdens of Representing the Accused in an Age of Harsh Punishment, 18 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pol'y 451-463 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, Defense-Oriented Judges, 32 Hofstra L. Rev. 1483-1505 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, Too Much Heart and Not Enough Heat: The Short Life and Fractured Ego of the Empathic, Heroic Public Defender, 37 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1203-1265 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, The Bounds of Zeal in Criminal Defense: Some Thoughts on Lynne Stewart, 44 S. Tex. L. Rev. 31-52 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, The Difference in Criminal Defense and the Difference It Makes, 11 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 83-140 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, The Complex Uses of Sexual Orientation in Criminal Court, 11 Am. U.J. Gender Soc. Pol'y & L. 101-115 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, Can You Be a Good Person and a Good Prosecutor?, 14 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 355-400 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith & Ilene Seidman, Lawyers for the Abused and Lawyers for the Accused: An Interfaith Marriage, 47 Loy. L. Rev. 415-455 (2001).    [HEIN] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, Defending Defending: The Case for Unmitigated Zeal on Behalf of People Who Do Terrible Things, 28 Hofstra L. Rev. 925-961 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Abbe Smith, Defending the Innocent, 32 Conn. L. Rev. 485-522 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Abbe Smith, On Representing a Victim of Crime, in Lawyers' Ethics 353-371 (Monroe H. Freedman, Abbe Smith & Alice Woolley eds., Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge 2017).    [BOOK]
  • Abbe Smith, Strickland v. Washington: Gutting Gideon and Providing Cover for Incompetent Counsel, in We Dissent: Talking Back to the Rehnquist Court: Eight Cases that Subverted Civil Liberties and Civil Rights 188-226 (Michael Avery ed., New York: New York University Press 2009).    [BOOK]
  • Abbe Smith & Monroe H. Freedman, Understanding Lawyer's Ethics, in Understanding Law School: An Introduction to the LexisNexis Understanding Series and Tips on How to Succeed in Law School (Newark, N.J.: LexisNexis 2004).   

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

  • Brief of Amici Curiae The Stein Center for Law and Ethics, et al., Weaver v. Massachusetts, No. 16-240 (U.S. Mar. 6, 2017).   

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Abbe Smith & David Rudovsky, Champion, Sept.-Oct. 2017, at 58-63 (reviewing Anthony G. Amsterdam & Randy Hertz, Trial Manual 6 for the Defense of Criminal Cases (Phila., Pa: American Law Institute 6th ed. 2017)).    [W]
  • Abbe Smith, Monroe FreedmanHeart and Mind, 23 Prof. Law., no. 2, 2015, at 14-18.    [W]
  • Abbe Smith, The Innocent and Not So Innocent Alike: Untold Casualties in the War on Crime, Hum. Rts., Spring 2002, at 14-17.    [HEIN] [W]

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