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Mendlow, Gabriel

Professor of Law

337 Hutchins Hall
734.764.7488
E-mail mendlow@umich.edu

Gabe Mendlow is a professor of law and professor of philosophy. He teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law and procedure, tort law, and moral, political, and legal philosophy. His recent publications include "The Elusive Object of Punishment" (Legal Theory, 2019) and "Why Is It Wrong To Punish Thought?" (Yale Law Journal, 2018).

Professor Mendlow served for several years as a special assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit, where he handled trial-level and appellate cases involving guns, drugs, fraud, theft, and counterfeiting. He previously served as a law clerk to Justice Richard N. Palmer of the Connecticut Supreme Court and as a postdoctoral associate in law and philosophy at Yale University. Professor Mendlow holds a JD from Yale Law School, a PhD in philosophy from Princeton University, and an AB in social studies from Harvard College. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar.

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Recent Publications

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"Thoughts, Crimes, and Thought Crimes." Mich. L. Rev. (Forthcoming, 2020).

"The Elusive Object of Punishment." Legal Theory 25, no. 2 (2019): 105-31.
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"Why is it Wrong to Punish Thought?" Yale L.J. 127, no. 8 (2018): 2342-86.
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"Divine Justice and the Library of Babel: Or, Was Al Capone Really Punished for Tax Evasion?" Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 16, no. 1 (2018): 181-205.
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Professor

Activities

Presented "Public Law and Personal Wrongs," Symposium Conference on R.A. Duff's The Realm of Criminal Law, Rutgers University, May 2019.

Presented "Divine Justice and the Library of Babel: Or, Was Al Capone Really Punished For Tax Evasion?," Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, April 2019.

Presented "Divine Justice and the Library of Babel: Or, Was Al Capone Really Punished For Tax Evasion?," Philosophy Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, April 2019.

Presented "Why Is It Wrong to Punish Thought?," Philosophy Department, Rutgers University, March 2019.

Presented "Demystifying Desert," Comments on Gideon Yaffe's The Age of Culpability, Symposium, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Conference, New York, January 2019.