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Mendlow, Gabriel

Assistant Professor of Law

337 Hutchins Hall

Gabe Mendlow is an assistant professor of law and assistant professor of philosophy. He teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, tort law, moral philosophy, and philosophy of law. Before joining the faculty, Prof. Mendlow was a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit, handling trial-level cases involving guns, drugs, fraud, theft, and counterfeiting. He still serves in that office as a special assistant U.S. attorney, briefing and arguing criminal appeals on behalf of the United States. 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. Prof. 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. ​

Recent Publications

"What Temptation Could Not Be." In Law and the Philosophy of Action, edited by E. Villanueva, 153-94. Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy, 3. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2014.
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"Want of Care: An Essay on Wayward Action." Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (14 July 2013).

"Is Tort Law a Form of Institutionalized Revenge?" Fla. St. U. L. Rev vol. 39, no. 1 (2012): 129-35.
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Co-author. "Theories of Tort Law." J. Coleman, co-author. In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2010.
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Argued a criminal appeal in the Sixth Circuit on behalf of the United States in a case involving a defendant's hospital-room confession, the rules of evidence, and a convoluted section of the federal sentencing guidelines, Sept. 30, 2014.​

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