Erin joined the Faculty of Law in 2015. Before coming to Calgary she was a Visiting Associate Professor at the George Washington University Law School and an Olin-Searle Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. She has practiced for several years in the litigation group of the Washington, D.C. offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. While in practice she was commended by the Humane Society of the United States for her pro bono work in the prosecution of dog fighting sponsors.
Erin's research considers how the law should account for subjective narratives in evaluating criminal and tort harm. In one line of articles she argues that the law inconsistently takes into account the extent to which a victim’s subjective narrative of her injury contributes to the injury in a way that can and should be formally remedied. In another, she develops the idea that failing to attend to how crime and the criminal justice system interact with cultural narratives prevents us from understanding and responding to important aspects of criminal harm. Drawing on her doctoral work on narrative and cultural memory, she combines insights from the fields of psychology, narrative studies, and sociology to make the case that the narrative aspects of harm ought to play a more consistent role in shaping civil and criminal liability, procedure, evidentiary rules, and remedies.
- B.A., Harvard College
- J.D., Harvard Law School
San Diego, CA 92101
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|Topics:||Administrative Law & Regulation • Criminal Law & Procedure • Financial Services • International Law & Trade • International & National Security Law • Constitution|
New York, NY 10019
New Orleans, LA 70130
SCOTUScast 11-16-16 featuring Erin Sheley
On October 11, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Bosse v. Oklahoma. In 1987, the U.S....
SCOTUScast 5-6-16 featuring Erin Sheley
On March 1, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Lockhart v. United States. Petitioner Avondale Lockhart...
SCOTUScast 5-9-14 featuring Erin Sheley
On April 22, 2014 the Supreme Court issued its decision in Navarette v. California. The...
SCOTUScast 3-10-14 featuring Erin Sheley
On January 21, 2014 the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Navarette v. California. The...
SCOTUScast 05-25-10 featuring Stephen R. McAllister, Ilya Shapiro, & Erin Sheley
On May 17, 2010, the Supreme Court announced its decision in United States v. Comstock. The...