Authority, Ignorance, and the Guilty Mind
The criminal law holds an actor liable only if he acts with a guilty mind (mens rea). But in what does a guilty mind consist?
Stephen Garvey has written and taught in the areas of capital punishment, criminal law, and the philosophy of criminal law. Following his graduation from Yale Law School, Professor Garvey clerked for the Hon. Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and then practiced in the Washington, D.C. firm of Covington & Burling. He joined the Cornell Law School Faculty in 1994.
Professor Garvey’s current scholarship focuses on substantive criminal law.