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Michael Vitiello



Michael Vitiello

Distinguished Professor of Law
Director, Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
B.A., Swarthmore College
J.D., University of Pennsylvania

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Representative Scholarship

Michael Vitiello,"Chinese Homicide Law, Irrationality and Incremental Change," 27 Temple Intl & Comp L J 43 (2013) (with Cary Bricker).

Colorado and Washington’s Initiatives: Are They Moving Us Closer to Legalizing Pot? Or. L. Rev. (2013) (forthcoming).

Still Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Sentencing Reform in California, Fed. Sent’g Rep. (2013).

Symposium, Why the Initiative Process is the Wrong Way to Go: Lessons We Should Have Learned from Proposition 215, McGeorge L. Rev. (forthcoming 2012).

Addressing the Special Problems of the Mentally Ill: Prisoners: A Small Piece of the Solution to Our Nation’s Prison Crisis, 88 Denv. L. Rev. 57 (2010).

Defining the Reasonable Person in the Criminal Law: Fighting the Lernaean Hydra, 14 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 1435 (2010).

Legalizing Marijuana: California’s Pot of Gold?, 2009 Wis. L. Rev. 1349.

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss, or Is It? A Comparative Look at Italian and American Sex Crimes, 40 Seton Hall L. Rev. 191 (2010).

Herring v. United States: Mapp's "Artless" Overruling?, 10 Nev. L.J. 164 (2010).

Lies, Damn Lies and Claims of Judicial Activism, 14 NEXUS 55 (2009).

Punishing Sex Offenders: When Good Intentions Go Bad, 40 Ariz. St. L.J. 651 (2008).

Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy: In Trial and Appellate Courts (Aspen, 2d. ed. 2007) (with Michael R. Fontham and David W. Miller);

"Liberal Bias in the Legal Academy: Overstated and Undervalued," 77 Miss. L. J. 507 (2007);

"Introduction, Symposium on Sentencing Guidelines and Practice in a Post-Booker World," 37 McGeorge L. Rev. 487-512 (2006);

"Teaching Effective Oral Argument Skills: Forget about the Drama Coach," 75 Miss. L. J. 869 (2006)

Courses: Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure

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