Professor Corinna Barrett Lain is a constitutional law scholar who writes about the influence of extralegal norms on Supreme Court decisionmaking, with a particular focus on the field of capital punishment. Her scholarship, which often uses the lens of legal history, has appeared in the Stanford Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Duke Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, and Georgetown Law Journal, among other venues. Professor Lain is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and received the University of Richmond’s Distinguished Educator Award in 2006. She is a former prosecutor and an Army veteran.
Washington & Lee School of Law (2007), William & Mary School of Law (2008), University of Richmond School of Law (2009)
God, Civic Virtue, and the American Way: Reconstructing Engel, 67 Stan. L. Rev. 479 (2015).
Upside-Down Judicial Review, 101 Geo. L. J. 113 (2012).
The Unexceptionalism of "Evolving Standards," 57 UCLA L. Rev. 365 (2009).
Deciding Death, 57 Duke L.J. 1 (2007).
Furman Fundamentals, 82 Wash. L. Rev. 1 (2007).
Countermajoritarian Hero or Zero? Rethinking the Warren Court's Role in the Criminal Procedure Revolution, 152 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1361 (2004).
Accuracy Where It Matters: Brady v. Maryland in the Plea Bargaining Context, 80 Wash. U. L. Q. 1 (2002).
Death Row, Calls for Indifference, and Redemption of the Soul, 7 Ohio St. L.J. Furthermore 105 (2016).
Feminist Justice, The New Rambler (April 2016) (book review).
The Politics of Botched Executions, 49 U of Rich. L. Rev. 825 (2015) (symposium contribution).
The Highs and Lows of Wild Justice, 50 Tulsa L. Rev. 503 (2015) (book review).
Passive-Aggressive Executive Power, 73 Md. L. Rev. 227 (2013) (symposium contribution).
The Virtues of Thinking Small, 67 U. Miami L. Rev. 397 (2013) (symposium contribution).
Lessons Learned From the Evolution of "Evolving Standards", 4 Charleston L. Rev. 661 (2010) (symposium contribution).
The Doctrinal Side of Majority Will, 2010 Mich. St. L. Rev. 775 (2010) (symposium contribution).
Where do the death penalty abolitionists go from here? (Bloomberg Business)
Tue., Jun. 30, 2015
On Glossip (PrawfsBlawg)
Mon., Jun. 29, 2015
Gay marriage shows court at its best (Bloomberg View)
Fri., Jun. 26, 2015
'An antidemocratic and largely foreign conspiracy' (PrawfsBlawg)
Thu., Jun. 25, 2015
In anticipation of Glossip (PrawfsBlawg)
Wed., Jun. 24, 2015
Is lethal injection about us or them? (PrawfsBlawg)
Wed., Jun. 10, 2015
Unconstitutional repeal? (PrawfsBlawg)
Fri., Jun. 5, 2015
Got drugs? (PrawfsBlawg)
Thu., Jun. 4, 2015
Why is Glossip so hard? (PrawfsBlawg)
Fri., May. 1, 2015
Pharmacy Groups Balk at Supplying Lethal Injection (NBC News)
Mon., Mar. 30, 2015
Against Lethal Injection Secrecy in Virginia (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sat., Feb. 14, 2015
Va. Senate Backs Secrecy on Execution Drugs (Courthouse News Service)
Wed., Feb. 11, 2015
Capital Punishment Cover-Up (Slate)
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015
Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions (Daily Press)
Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
Botched US execution sparks death penalty debate (Channel News Asia)
Sun., May. 18, 2014
Painful Death Penalty Failure (95bFM)
Fri., May. 2, 2014
Could Europe Put a Stop to the Death Penalty in Texas? (KUT.org)
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
12 Investigates: Growing number of guilty pleas (NBC12)
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013