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Cole, Kevin


  • The Little White Book of Baseball Law (with Minan) (ABA Publishing, 2009)
  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines Handbook (with Haines, and Woll) (Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, 1996)
  • Federal Sentencing and Forfeiture Guide (with Haines, and Woll) (James Publishing, 1990)

Journal Articles

  • “Affirmative Consent, by Way of the Intoxication Defense” in 2017 University of Illinois Law Review 47 (2017)
  • “Sex and the Single Malt Girl: How Voluntary Intoxication Affects Consent” in Montana Law Review (2017)
  • Backpedalling in Place: The ALI's Move from "Affirmative" to "Contextual" Consent” in (2016)
  • “Better Sex Through Criminal Law: Proxy Crimes, Covert Negligence, and Other Difficulties of "Affirmative Consent" in the ALI's Draft Sexual Assault Provisions” in 53 San Diego Law Review 507 (2016)

Other Print and Electronic Media

  • Expanding the Right to a Jury Trial San Diego Union-Tribune (2004)
  • An Assault on Our Civil Rights? Hardly San Diego Union-Tribune (2002)

Presentations and Conferences

  • "Sexual Assault Law" at Browning Symposium at University of Montana Law School (October 1, 2016)
  • "Miranda and the Future of Police Interrogation" as moderator at at University of San Diego (March 7, 2000)
  • "The Role of Benefit in the Criminal Law" as presenter at Association of American Law Schools at (January 9, 1999)
  • "The Federal Sentencing Guidelines" as panelist at at University of San Diego (November 1, 1991)

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