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Faculty name: Robin L. West

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

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Robin L. West, Constitutions and Capabilities, in Great Living Philosophers Series (forthcoming).   
  • Robin L. West, Bartleby’s Consensual Dysphoria, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Books

  • Nussbaum and Law (Robin L. West ed., Farnham, Eng.: Ashgate 2015).    [BOOK]
  • Jurisprudence Cases and Materials: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law and Its Applications (Robin L. West, Stephen E. Gottlieb, Brian H. Bix & Timothy D. Lytton eds., New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis 3d ed. 2015).    [BOOK]
  • In Search of Common Ground on Abortion: From Culture War to Reproductive Justice (Robin L. West, Justin Murray & Meredith Esser eds., Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Teaching Law: Justice, Politics, and the Demands of Professionalism (New York: Cambridge University Press 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Normative Jurisprudence: An Introduction (New York: Cambridge University Press 2011).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Marriage, Sexuality, and Gender (Boulder, Colo.: Paradigm Publishers 2007).    [BOOK]
  • Jurisprudence Cases and Materials: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law and Its Applications (Robin L. West, Stephen Gottlieb, Brian Bix & Timothy Lytton eds., Newark, N.J.: LexisNexis 2d ed. 2006).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Re-Imagining Justice: Progressive Interpretations of Formal Equality, Rights, and the Rule of Law (Aldershot, U.K./Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate/Dartmouth 2003).    [BOOK]
  • Rights (Robin L. West ed., Aldershot, U.K./Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate/Dartmouth 2001).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Robin L. West, Consensual Sexual Dysphoria: A Challenge for Campus Life, 66 J. Legal Educ. 804-821 (2017).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Robin L. West, In Praise of Richard Weisberg's Intransigence, 29 Law & Literature 21-39 (2017).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, The New Legal Criticism, 117 Colum. L. Rev. Online 144-164 (2017).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Robin L. West, Tributes to Professor Peter E. Quint, 76 Md. L. Rev. 544-545 (2017).    [W]
  • Robin L. West, Hobby Lobby, Birth Control, and Our Ongoing Cultural Wars: Pleasure and Desire in the Crossfires, 26 Health Matrix 67-107 (2016).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Law's Emotions, 19 Rich. J.L. & Pub. Int. 339-361 (2016).    [W]
  • Robin L. West, Marital Rape, Consent, and Human Rights: Comment on “Criminalizing Sexual Violence against Women in Intimate Relationships”, 109 Am. J. Int'l L. (Unbound) 197-201 (2016).   
  • Robin L. West, The Contested Value of Normative Legal Scholarship, 66 J. Legal Educ. 6-17 (2016).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Robin L. West, A Tale of Two Rights, 94 B.U. L. Rev. 893-912 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Liberty, Equality, and State Responsibilities, 79 Brook. L. Rev. 1031-1045 (2014) (reviewing Corey Brettschneider, When the State Speaks, What Should It Say? (2012)).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robin L. West, The Right to Contract as a Civil Right, 26 St. Thomas L. Rev. 551-569 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Liberal Responsibilities, 49 Tulsa L. Rev. 393-420 (2013) (reviewing Corey Brettschneider, When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?: How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality (2012) and James E. Fleming & Linda C. McClain, Ordered Liberty: Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues (2013)).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Robin L. West, The Incoherence of Marital Benefits, 161 U. Pa. L. Rev. (PENNumbra) 179-190 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Robin L. West, A Marriage Is a Marriage Is a Marriage: The Limits of Perry v. Brown, 125 Harv. L. Rev. (Forum) 47-53 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Robin L. West, Toward the Study of the Legislated Constitution, 72 Ohio St. L.J. 1343-1366 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Tragic Rights: The Rights Critique in the Age of Obama, 53 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 713-746 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Rights, Harms, and Duties: A Response to Justice for Hedgehogs, 90 B.U. L. Rev. 819-837 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, A Reply to Pierre, 97 Geo. L.J. 865-875 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Comments on Roger Cotterrell's Essay, 'The Struggle for Law: Some Dilemmas of Cultural Legality', 4 Int'l J.L. in Context 401-405 (2009).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, From Choice to Reproductive Justice: De-Constitutionalizing Abortion Rights, 118 Yale L.J. 1394-1432 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Robin L. West, Carlos A. Ball, Suzanne Goldberg, Mark Chopko, Amy Wax, Jonathan Rauch, Nancy Polikoff & Chai R. Feldblum, Symposium Transcript, Rights & Wrongs: Morality in the Gay Marriage Debate, 9 Geo. J. Gender & L. 337-377 (2008).    [HEIN]
  • Robin L. West, 10 DePaul J. Health Care L. 567-585 (2007) (reviewing Madison Powers & Ruth Faden, Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy (2006)).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Speech, Silence, and Ethical Lives in the Law, 105 Mich. L. Rev. 1397-1401 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, A Response to Goodwin Liu, 116 Yale L.J. Pocket Part 157-162 (2006).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Robin L. West, Desperately Seeking a Moralist, 29 Harv. J.L. & Gender 1-50 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Katrina, the Constitution, and the Legal Question Doctrine, 81 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 1127-1172 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, The Constitution's Political Deficit, 1 Harv. L. & Pol'y Rev. (Online) (2006).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Robin L. West, Unenumerated Duties, 9 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 221-261 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Constitutional Culture or Ordinary Politics: A Reply to Reva Siegel, 94 Cal. L. Rev. 1465-1486 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Law's Nobility, 17 Yale J.L. & Feminism 385-458 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, The Lawless Adjudicator, 26 Cardozo L. Rev. 2253-2261 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Response to State Action and a New Birth of Freedom, 92 Geo. L.J. 819-831 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Human Capabilities and Human Authorities: A Comment on Martha Nussbaum’s Women and Human Development, 15 St. Thomas L. Rev. 757-790 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Reconsidering Legalism, 88 Minn. L. Rev. 119-158 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Tom Paine's Constitution, 89 Va. L. Rev. 1413-1461 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Re-imagining Justice, 14 Yale J.L. & Feminism 333-344 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Tradition, Principle and Self-Sovereignty: Competing Conceptions of Liberty in the United States Constitution, 6 Rev. Const. Stud. 262-290 (2002).    [HEIN] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Robin L. West, Groups, Equal Protection and Law, Issues in Legal Scholarship, Aug. 2002, at art. 8.    [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Human Capabilities, Human Authorities, 4 Green Bag 2d 207 (2001) (reviewing Martha C. Nussbaum, Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach (2000)).    [W]
  • Robin L. West, Joseph in Lawyerland, 101 Colum. L. Rev. 1775-1781 (2001) (reviewing Lawrence Joseph, Lawyerland: What Lawyers Talk About When They Talk About Law (1997)).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Reconstructing the Rule of Law, 90 Geo. L.J. 215-221 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Rights, Capabilities, and the Good Society, 69 Fordham L. Rev. 1901-1932 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Robin L. West, Are There Nothing But Texts in This Class? Interpreting the Interpretive Turns in Legal Thought, 76 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 1125-1165 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, Is the Rule of Law Cosmopolitan?, 19 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 259-292 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robin L. West, The Difference in Women’s Hedonic Lives: A Phenomenological Critique of Feminist Legal Theory, 15 Wis. Women's L.J. 149-215 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Robin L. West, Freedom of the Church and Our Endangered Civil Rights: Exiting the Social Contract, in The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty 399-418 (Micah Schwartzman, Chad Flanders & Zoë Robinson eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2016).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Toward a Jurisprudence of the Civil Rights Acts, in A Nation of Widening Opportunities: The Civil Rights Act at Fifty 70-104 (Ellen D. Katz & Samuel R. Bagenstos eds., Ann Arbor, Mich.: Michigan Publishing 2015).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, From Choice to Reproductive Justice: De-Constitutionalizing Abortion Rights, in In Search of Common Ground on Abortion: From Culture War to Reproductive Justice 19-51 (Robin West, Justin Murray & Meredith Esser eds., Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Gatsby and Tort, in American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature 86-132 (Saul Levmore & Martha C. Nussbaum eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, The Anti-Empathic Turn, in Passions and Emotions 243-288 (James E. Fleming ed., New York: New York University Press 2013).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, The Limits of Process, in Getting to the Rule of Law: NOMOS L, 32-51 (James E. Fleming ed., New York: New York University Press 2011).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Literature, Culture, and Law at Duke University, in Teaching Law and Literature 98-113 (Austin Sarat, Cathrine O. Frank & Matthew Anderson eds., New York: Modern Language Association of America 2011).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, When and Where They Enter, in Transcending the Boundaries of Law: Generations of Feminism and Legal Theory 213-225 (Martha Albertson Fineman ed., New York: Routledge 2011).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Sex, Law, and Consent, in The Ethics of Consent: Theory and Practice 221-250 (Franklin G. Miller & Alan Wertheimer eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2010).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Ennobling Politics, in Law and Democracy in the Empire of Force 58-88 (H. Jefferson Powell & James Boyd White eds., Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press 2009).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, The Missing Jurisprudence of the Legislated Constitution, in The Constitution in 2020 79-91 (Jack M. Balkin & Reva B. Siegel eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2009).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Pravna Znanost I Rod [Jurisprudence and Gender], in Žene I Pravo: Feminističke Pravne Teorije 162-202 (Uredila Ivana Radačić ed., Zagreb, Croat.: Centar za Ženske Studije 2009).   
  • Robin L. West, Toward Normative Jurisprudence, in On Philosophy in American Law 55-63 (Francis J. Mootz III ed., New York: Cambridge University Press 2009).   
  • Robin L. West, Positive Rights, Entry, in 4 Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States 70-73 (David S. Tanenhaus ed., Detroit, Mich.: Gale Cengage Learning 2008).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, The Limits of Liberal Pluralism: A Comment on William Galston, in Moral Universalism and Pluralism: NOMOS XLIX, 149-166 (Henry S. Richardson & Melissa S. Williams eds., New York: New York Univesity Press 2008).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Feminist Legal Theory, Entry, in 3 Encyclopedia of Philosophy 582-585 (Donald M. Borchet ed., Detroit, Mich.: Macmillan Reference USA 2d ed. 2006).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Legal Selves, in The Messy Self 146-162 (Jennifer Rosner ed., Boulder, Colo.: Paradigm Publishers 2007).   
  • Robin L. West, Roe v. Wade, in What Roe v. Wade Should Have Said: The Nation's Top Legal Experts Rewrite America's Most Controversial Decision 121-147 (Jack M. Balkin ed., New York: New York University Press 2005).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Unwelcome Sex: Toward a Harm-Based Analysis, in Directions in Sexual Harassment Law 138-154 (Catharine A. MacKinnon & Reva B. Siegel eds., New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press 2004).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Škodljive posljedice sporasumnog seksa, in Suvremena filozofija seksualnosti 399-405 (Igor Primorac ed., Zagreb, Croat.: Kruzac 2003).   
  • Robin L. West, Do We Have a Right to Care?, in The Subject of Care: Feminist Perspectives on Dependency 88-114 (Ellen K. Feder & Eva Feder Kittay eds., Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield 2003).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and American Constitutionalism, in Protecting Human Rights: Instruments and Institutions 93-116 (Tom Campbell, Jeffrey Goldsworthy & Adrienne Stone eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2003).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Introduction to Rights, Entry, in Encyclopedia of International Legal Theory (Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate 2003).   
  • Robin L. West, Taking Freedom Seriously (Parts I-III), in Law and Democracy 143-182 (Tom D. Campbell & Adrienne Stone eds., Aldershot, U.K./Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate/Dartmouth 2003).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Constitutional Scepticism, in Rights 351-386 (Robin L. West ed., Aldershot, U.K./Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate/Dartmouth 2001).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Lifting the Veil of the Right to Be Left Alone, in The Private I: Privacy in a Public World 192-202 (Molly Peacock ed., St. Paul, Minn.: Graywolf Press 2001).   
  • Robin L. West, Sex, Harm and Impeachment, in Aftermath: The Clinton Impeachment and the Presidency in the Age of Political Spectacle 129-149 (Leonard V. Kaplan & Beverly I. Moran eds., New York: New York University Press 2001).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West & Alan M. Dershowitz, The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Revisited, in Rights 637-660 (Robin L. West ed., Aldershot, U.K./Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate/Dartmouth 2000).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Constitution As Aspiration, Entry, in 2 Encyclopedia of the American Constitution 662 (Leonard W. Levy, Kenneth L. Karst & Adam Winkler eds., New York: MacMillan Reference 2d ed. 2000).    [BOOK]
  • Robin L. West, Difference and Constitutional Equality, Entry, in 2 Encyclopedia of the American Constitution 78 (Leonard W. Levy, Kenneth L. Karst & Adam Winkler eds., New York: MacMillan Reference 2d ed. 2000).    [BOOK]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Robin L. West, Property and the Rule of Law, JOTWELL, Mar. 3, 2017 (reviewing Paul Gowder, Equal Law in an Unequal World, 99 Iowa L. Rev. 1021 (2014)).    [WWW]
  • Robin L. West, On Rape, Coercion and Consent, JOTWELL, Mar. 15, 2016 (reviewing Scott Allen Anderson, Conceptualizing Rape as Coerced Sex (working paper)).    [WWW]
  • Robin L. West, Schools and Citizen, Boston Rev., Jan./Feb. 2014, at 49-53 (reviewing Diane Ravitch, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools (2013)).   
  • Robin L. West, Too Much Mothering, Bos. Rev., July/Aug. 2010, at 12.    [WWW]
  • Robin L. West, El Hombre Económico y la Mujer Literaria: Una Comparación, Iuris Omnes Revista de la Corte Superior de Justicia de Arequipa, Nueva Época, July-Dec. 2009, at 209-219.   
  • Robin L. West, Imagining Justice, 15 Tikkun 76-77 (2000).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

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