Michal Buchhandler-Raphael Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Office: 4007 Lewis Hall
Area of Expertise
Criminal Law; Family Law; The Criminal Regulation of Vice
LLB, 1995, Hebrew University
LLM, 1999, Hebrew University
LLM, 2007, University of Virginia
SJD, 2010, University of Virginia
Prof. Buchhandler-Raphael's research and teaching interests include: criminal law, in particular the justifications for imposing criminal sanctions and various aspects of the overcriminalization problem, the criminal regulation of vice (victimless crimes), family law, freedom of speech and law and gender and sexuality.
Prior to obtaining her doctorate degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2010, Prof. Buchhandler-Raphael has worked for nine years as an attorney for the Israel National Police.
The Conundrum of Voluntary Intoxication and Sex, Forthcoming Brooklyn Law Review (Summer 2017).
Breaking the Chain of Command Culture: A Call For An Independent Investigative Body To Curb Sexual Assaults in the Military, 29 Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society 341 (2015)
Overcriminalizing Speech, 36 Cardozo Law Review 1667 (2015)
Drugs, Dignity and Danger: Human Dignity as a Constitutional Constraint to Limit Overcriminalization. Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 80, 2013
What's Terrorism Got to Do with It? The Perils of Prosecutorial Misuse of Terrorism Offenses. Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 39, Summer 2012
The Failure of Consent: Re-Conceptualizing Rape as Sexual Abuse of Power. Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, Vol. 18, No. 1, May 2011
Sexual Abuse of Power. University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 21, p. 77, 2010
Criminalizing Coerced Submission in the Workplace and in the Academy. Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Vol. 19, p. 409, 2010