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Abraham S. Goldstein’s Contributions to Criminal Law Scholarship, 115 YALE LAW JOURNAL 511 (2005)


Abraham S. Goldstein was an extraordinary legal scholar. His law review articles and books are now "classics" in a broad array of criminal law fields: (i) conspiracy law, (2) trial procedures, (3) the insanity defense, (4) comparative criminal procedure, (5) prosecutorial discretion and plea bargaining, (6) victims' rights, and (7) the criminal jury. While now classics, each of his writings was path-breaking when published. Moreover, each soon became the seminal work in the area -by which I mean that each Goldstein contribution spawned an immense amount of further research and scholarship, including many subsequent books and articles by his former students here at Yale Law School.

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