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Peter L. Arenella

Professor of Law Emeritus

Peter L. Arenella B.A. Wesleyan University, 1969
J.D. Harvard, 1972
UCLA Faculty Since 1987
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Articles and Chapters

The Perils of T.V. Legal Punditry, 1998 University of Chicago Legal Forum Symposium Issue 25-52 (1998).

Miranda Stories, 20 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 375-87 (1997).

Televising High Profile Trials: Are We Better Off Pulling the Plug?, 37 Santa Clara Law Review 879-912 (1997).

Demystifying the Abuse Excuse: Is There One?, 19 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 703-09 (1996).

O. J. Lessons, 69 Southern California Law Review 1233-65 (1996).

Simms Memorial Lecture Explaining the Unexplainable: Analyzing the Simpson Verdict, 26 New Mexico Law Review 349-66 (1996).

Convicting the Morally Blameless: Reassessing the Relationship between Legal and Moral Accountability, 39 UCLA Law Review 1511-622 (1992).

Contributor, in Encyclopedia of the American Constitution: Supplement I (edited by Leonard W. Levy, Kenneth L. Karst et al., Macmillan, 1992).

Character, Choice and Moral Agency: The Relevance of Character to Our Moral Culpability Judgments, 2 Social Philosophy & Policy 59-83 (1990). Reprinted in Crime, Culpability and Remedy 59-83 (edited by Ellen F. Paul et al., Blackwell, 1990).

Diminished Capacity, in 2 Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice 612-17 (edited by S. Kadish, Free Press, 1983).

Rethinking the Functions of Criminal Procedure: The Warren and Burger Courts’ Competing Ideologies, 72 Georgetown Law Journal 185-248 (1983).

Reflections on Current Proposals to Abolish or Reform the Insanity Defense, 8 American Journal of Law and Medicine 271-84 (1982).

Reporter, in ABA Grand Jury Policy and Model Act 2nd ed. (ABA Section of Criminal Justice, 1982). Prior edition: 1st, 1977.

Schmerber and the Privilege against Self-Incrimination: A Reappraisal, 20 American Criminal Law Review 31-61 (1982).

Reforming the State Grand Jury System: A Model Grand Jury Act, 13 Rutgers Law Journal (1981).

Reforming the Federal Grand Jury and the State Preliminary Hearing to Prevent Conviction without Adjudication, 78 Michigan Law Review 463-585 (1980). Reprinted in 7 National Journal of Criminal Defense 299-443 (1981).

The Diminished Capacity and Diminished Responsibility Defenses: Two Children of a Doomed Marriage, 77 Columbia Law Review 827-65 (1977).


The Perils of Punditry (In Pro Per Column), California Lawyer (October, 1997).

Daily Column on Simpson Trial Developments, Legal Pad (January-October, 1995).

Victims Must Be Held Accountable for Their Own Crimes, Los Angeles Daily Journal at 6 (Jan. 28, 1994).

Are Kids Who Lash Back Culpable? (When Victims Strike Back; Part 2), Los Angeles Times at B7 (Aug. 4, 1993).

Should the Law Blame the Victim Who Takes Revenge? (When Victims Strike Back; Part 1), Los Angeles Times at B7 (Aug. 3, 1993).

Dissecting the King Verdict: Prosecutor’s Mistakes, Jurors’ Subconscious Racism, Led to Acquittals, Los Angeles Daily Journal at 6 (May 7, 1992).

Prosecutions Error’s, Jury’s Attitudes May Have Acquitted LAPD Officers, Daily News Viewpoint 1, 4 (May 3, 1992).

Burger Court Took a Different Road, Los Angeles Times at 5 (June 27, 1986).

“Right” to Silence Diluted by the Burger Court, National Law Journal at 30-32 (Aug. 1, 1983).

Book Review, 80 Columbia Law Review 420-34 (1980). Reviewing Mental Disabilities and Criminal Responsibility, by Herbert Fingarette and Ann Fingarette Haus.