Professor of Politics


J.D., Yale University

Contact Information

Irving Presidential Enclave 113

Frederick M. Lawrence


Lawrence, Frederick M.. "Declaring Innocence: Use of the Declaratory Judgments to Vindicate the Wrongly Convicted." Boston University Public Interest Law Journal 18. (2009): 391.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "Jack Friedenthal: a scholar, teacher and Dean's Dean." George Washington University Law Review 78. (2009): 3.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "Responding to Hate Crime." Hate Crime: Issues and Perspectives. vol. 5 Praeger Press, 2009

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "The Evolving Federal Role in Bias Crime Law Enforcement and the Hate Crime Prevention Act of 2007." Stanford Journal of Law & Policy 251. (2008).

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "The Hate Crime Project and its Limitations: Evaluating the Societal Gains and Risk in Bias Crime Enforcement." Social Consciousness in Legal Decision Making. Springer, 2007

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion: group defamation trials in civil courts and the 'court' of public opinion." From the Protocols of the Eders of Zion to the Holocaust Denial Trials: Challenging the Media, Law and the Academy. Valentine Mitchell Publishers, 2007

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "Archibald Cox and the Genius of Our Institutions." Boston University Law Review 84. (2005).

Lawrence, Frederick M. (with Susan Gellman). "Agreeing to Agree: A Proponent and Opponent of Hate Crime Laws Reach for Agreement." Harvard Journal on Legislation 41 (2004): 421.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "Enforcing Bias Crimes Laws Without Bias: Evaluating the Disproportionate Enforcement Critique." Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems 66. (2003): 49.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "Hate Crimes." Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice. second ed. 2002.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "Memory, Hate, and the Criminalization of Bias-Motivated-Violence." Breaking the Cycles of Hatred. Princeton University Press, 2002

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "Racial Violence on a 'Small Island': Bias Crime in a Multi-Cultural Society." The Hate Debate: Should Hate Be Punished as a Crime?. London: IJPR, 2002

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "Civil Rights Law In Transition (Symposium): Dialogue on Hate Crimes Legislation." Fordham Urban Law Journal 27. (2000): 1168.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "Federal Bias Crime Law Symposium." Boston University Law Review 80 - Introduction (1185), Commentary (1437) (2000).

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "Hate Crimes: R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, Wisconsin v. Mitchell." Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. supplement II vols. 2000.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "Violence-Conducive Speech: Punishable Verbal Assault or Protected Political Speech?." Freedom of Speech and Incitement Against Democracy. Kluwer Law International, 2000

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "The Case for a Federal Bias Crime Law." National Black Law Journal 16. (1999): 144.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. Punishing Hate: Bias Crimes Under American Law. Harvard University Press, 1999.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "The Collision of Rights in Violence-Conducive Speech." Cardozo Law Review 19. (1998): 1333.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "The Limits of Domination." Boston University Law Review 76. (1996): 361.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "The Punishment of Hate: Toward a Normative Theory of Bias-Motivated Crimes." Michigan Law Review 93. (1994): 320.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "Civil Rights and Criminal Wrongs: The Mens Rea of Federal Civil Rights Crimes." Tulane Law Review 67. (1993): 2113.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "The Hate Crimes/Hate Speech Paradox: Punishing Bias Crimes and Protecting Racist Speech." Notre Dame Law Review 68. (1993): 673.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "The Coastwise Voyager and the First Amendment: The Fighting Faiths of the Abrams Five." Rev. of Fighting Faiths: The Abrams Case, The Supreme Court, and Free Speech, by Richard Polenberg. Boston University Law Review vol. 69 897.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "Constitutional Interpretation and Halakhic Interpretation." Reconstructionist 53. (1987): 15.

Lawrence, Frederick M.. "The First Amendment Right to Gather State-Held Information." Yale Law Journal 89. (1980): 923.

Courses Taught

POL 191a Seminar: Punishment and Crime