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CONTACT
brownd@virginia.edu
(434) 924-3547
Room WB357

ASSISTANT
Donna Wills

SUBJECTS
Criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence


Darryl K. Brown

O. M. Vicars Professor of Law
E. James Kelly, Jr.-Class of 1965 Research Professor of Law

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1990
M.A., College of William and Mary, 1991
B.A., East Carolina University, 1984

Darryl K. Brown joined the law faculty in 2007 after serving as a visiting professor at the Law School during the 2004-05 school year. He was most recently the Class of 1958 Alumni Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he joined the faculty in 1998. At Virginia, he teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Adjudication and Evidence, among other courses.

Brown clerked for Chief Judge Dolores K. Sloviter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit after earning his law degree at the University of Virginia. He was an associate at Kilpatrick & Cody in Atlanta before working as an assistant public defender in Clarke County, Ga.


Scholarship Profile: Exploring and Explaining How Criminal Law Really Works (Virginia Journal 2009)


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Books:

Adjudication of Criminal Justice: Cases and Problems (with R. Carlson & S. Crump) (Thomson/West, 2007).

Articles:

"Penal Modernism in Theory and Practice"
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"The Perverse Effects of Efficiency in Criminal Process," 100
Va. L. Rev. 183 (2014).
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“Criminal Law Reform and the Persistence of Strict Liability,” 62
Duke L.J. 285 (2012).
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“Criminal Law Theory and Criminal Justice Practice,” 49 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 73 (2012).
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“Defense Counsel, Trial Judges, and Evidence Production Protocols,” 45 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 133 (2012).
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“Federal Mens Rea Interpretation and the Limits of Culpability’s Relevance,” 75 Law & Contemp. Probs. no. 2 (2012), at 109.
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“Lafler, Frye and Our Still-Unregulated Plea Bargaining System,” 25 Fed. Sent’g Rep. 131 (2012).

"Criminal Laws Unfortunate Triumph Over Administrative Law, 7
J. L., Econ. & Pol'y 657 (2011).
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"Why Padilla Doesn't Matter (Much)," 58 UCLA L. Rev. 1393 (2011).
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“American Prosecutors’ Powers and Obligations in the Era of Plea Bargaining,” in Erik Luna & Marianne L. Wade, eds., The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective 200 (Oxford University Press, 2012).
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"Can Criminal Law Be Controlled?" 108 Mich. L. Rev. 971 (2010). (reviewing Douglas Husak, Overcriminalization: The Limits of the Criminal Law (2008)).
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"The Confrontation Clause and the High Stakes of the Court's Consideration of
Briscoe v. Virginia" (with Stephen Willis Murphy), 95 Va. L. Rev. in Brief 97 (2010).
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"Epiphenomenal Indigent Defense," 75
Mo. L. Rev. 907 (2010).
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“History’s Challenge to Criminal Law Theory,” 3 Crim. L. & Phil. 271 (2009).

"Prosecutors and Overcriminalization: Thoughts on Political Dynamics and a Doctrinal Response," 6 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 453 (2009).
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"Yick Wo and the Constitutional Regulation of Criminal Law," 2008 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1405 (2008).
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"Executive Branch Regulation of Criminal Defense Counsel and the Private Contract Limit on Prosecutor Bargaining," 57 DePaul L. Rev. 365 (2008).

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"The Multifarious Politics of Capital Punishment: A Response to Smith," 94 Va. L. Rev. In Brief 57 (2008).
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"Democracy and Decriminalization,” 86 Tex. L. Rev. 223 (2007).
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"The Decline of Defense Counsel and the Rise of Accuracy in Criminal Adjudication," 93
Cal. L. Rev. 1585 (2005).
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"Cost-Benefit Analysis in Criminal Law," 92 Cal. L. Rev. 323 (2004).
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"The Problematic and Faintly Promising Dynamics of Corporate Crime Enforcement," 1 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 521 (2004).
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"Rationing Criminal Defense Entitlements: An Argument from Institutional Design," 104 Colum. L. Rev. 801 (2004).
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"The Warren Court, Criminal Procedure Reform, and Retributive Punishment," 59
Wash. & Lee L. Rev.1411 (Fall 2002).
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"Judicial Instructions, Defendant Culpability, and Jury Interpretation of Law," 21 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 25 (2002) (published with proceedings from ISISC conference 1999).
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"An Overview of the American Criminal Jury" (with Kimberly A. Mottley & David Abrami), 21 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev 99 (2002) (published with proceedings from ISISC conference 1999).
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"Third-Party Interests in Criminal Law," 80 Tex. L. Rev. 1383 (2002).
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"Watching Legislatures for Apprendi's Effects on Plea Bargaining," 5 Cal. Crim. L. Rev. 1 (2002).

"What Virtue Ethics Can Do for Criminal Justice: A Reply to Huigens," 37
Wake Forest L. Rev. 29 (2002).
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"Street Crime, Corporate Crime, and the Contingency of Criminal Liability," 149 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1295 (2001).
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"Criminal Procedure Entitlements, Professionalism, and Lawyering Norms," 61 Ohio St. L.J. 801 (2000).
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"Regulating Decision Effects of Legally Sufficient Jury Instructions," 73 S. Calif. L. Rev. 1105 (2000).
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"Correspondence: Criminal Procedure, Justice, Ethics and Zeal," 96 Mich. L. Rev. 2146 (1998).
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"Plain Meaning, Practical Reason and Culpability: Toward a Theory of Jury Interpretation of Criminal Statutes," 96 Mich. L. Rev. 1199 (1998).
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"Jury Nullification within the Rule of Law," 81 Minn. L. Rev. 1149 (1997).
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"Structure and Relation in the Jurisprudence of Juries: Comparing the Capital Sentencing and Punitive Damages Doctrines," 47 Hastings L.J. 1255 (1996); excerpt reprinted in Ronald L. Carlson, Successful Techniques for Civil Trials (2d ed. 1992; 1998 pocket part).
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"Class and Credibility: Insights from Empirical Sociology, Cognitive Psychology, and Trial Practice," III Class and Identity Readings 499 (1995) (conference proceedings).

"The Role of Race in Jury Impartiality and Venue Transfers," 53 Md. L. Rev. 107 (1994).
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"Racism and Race Relations in the University," 76 Va. L. Rev. 295 (1990) (student note).
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Book Reviews:

"Trial Practice as Legal Reasoning—and Legal Realism," 24 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 315 (1998) (reviewing Trial Advocacy: Inferences, Arguments, Techniques, by Moore, Bergman & Binder).
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"The Means and Ends of Representative Juries," 1 Va. J. Soc. Pol'y & L. 445 (1994) (reviewing Race and the Jury by Fukurai, et al.).
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