Alice Ristroph

Alice Ristroph

Professor of Law

Alice Ristroph

Alice Ristroph

Professor of Law

Alice Ristroph teaches and writes in the fields of criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, and political theory. In these fields, she is interested in the intersections of authority, law, and physical violence. She is currently completing a book about efforts to use the law to reduce or regulate state violence. Her scholarship has appeared in numerous journals, including the Yale Law Journal, the California Law Review, and Constitutional Commentary. She was appointed the Eileen Denner Research Fellow in 2010. Professor Ristroph joined the Seton Hall faculty in 2008 after serving as Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Before she began to teach law, Professor Ristroph was an associate in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City. She has a J.D. and a Ph.D. in political theory from Harvard University.

PUBLICATIONS

LAW REVIEW ARTICLES


Disestablishing the Family, 119 Yale L. J. 1236 (2010) (with Melissa E. Murray)

Respect and Resistance in Punishment Theory, 97 California L. Rev. 601 (2009)

How (Not) to Think Like a Punisher, 61 Florida L. Rev. 727 (2009)

Is Law? Constitutional Crisis and Existential Anxiety, 25 Constitutional Commentary 431 (2009)

State Intentions and the Law of Punishment, 98 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 1353 (2008)

Professors Strangelove, 11 Green Bag 2d 243 (2008)

Desert, Democracy, and Sentencing Reform, 96 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 1293 (2006)

Sexual Punishments, 15 Colum. J. Gender & Law 139 (2006)

Proportionality as a Principle of Limited Government, 55 Duke L. J. 263 (2005)