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James Kainen
Brendan Moore Professor of Advocacy
Director, Moore Advocacy Center

CONTACT DETAILS
Email: jkainen@law.fordham.edu
Phone: +1 212.636.6866

CAREER
Education
  • A.B. Brown University 1975 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
  • J.D. Harvard Law School 1978 (cum laude)


Activities
  • Principal subjects: Property, Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Jurisprudence, Legal Process (at Fordham since 1989).
  • Associate Professor, University of Miami School of Law, 1987-89;
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, S.D.N.Y., 1983-87;
  • Associate, Bernstein, Litowitz, Berger, & Grossman and Kreindler & Kreindler, NYC, 1982-83;
  • Assistant Professor, Brown University, 1979-82;
  •  Law Clerk, U.S.D.J. Robert L. Carter, S.D.N.Y., 1978-79.


PUBLICATIONS
  • ‘Shields, Swords, and Fulfilling the Exclusionary Rule’s Deterrent Function,’ 50 American Criminal Law Review 59 (2013)
  • “The Case for a Constitutional Definition of Hearsay: Requiring Confrontation of Testimonial Nonassertive Conduct and Statements Admitted to Explain an Unchallenged Investigation,” with Carrie A. Tendler, 93 Marquette Law Review 1415 (2010)
  • “Home Building and Loan v. Blaisdell, 290 U.S. 398 (1934).” Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ed. David S. Tanenhaus. Vol. 2. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2009. 419-421
  • “Truth, Deterrence, and the Impeachment Exception,” 86 Oregon Law Review 1017 (2007)
  • “How To Be a Good Property Law Teacher: Some Suggestions,” in Teaching the Law School Currciulum (Carolina Academic Press, 2004) (Steven Friedland, Gerald F. Hess, eds.)
  • Review of Anthony G. Amsterdam and Jerome Bruner, MINDING THE LAW, 44 American Journal of Legal History 498 (2000)
  • Review of Gregory S. Alexander, COMMODITY AND PROPRIETY: COMPETING VISIONS OF PROPERTY IN AMERICAN LEGAL THOUGHT, 1776-1970, 44 American Journal of Legal History 109 (2000)
  • Review of Charles F. Hobson, ed., THE PAPERS OF JOHN MARSHALL, vol viii: CORRESPONDENCE, PAPERS, AND SELECTED JUDICIAL OPINIONS, MARCH 1814-DECEMBER 1819, 42 American Journal of Legal History 196 (1998)
  • ‘Character Evidence,’ 11 Touro Law Review 11 (1994)
  • ‘The Historical Framework for Reviving Constitutional Protection for Property and Contract Rights,’ 79 Cornell Law Review 87 (1993)
  • ‘The Impeachment Exception to the Exclusionary Rules: Principles, Policies and Politics,’ 20 Search and Seizure Law Report 137 (1993)
  • ‘The Impeachment Exception to the Exclusionary Rules: Policies, Principles and Politics,’ 44 Stanford Law Review 1301 (1992), reprinted in 6 Criminal Practice Law Review 423 (1994)
  • ‘The Rationalist Tradition At Trial,’ 60 Fordham Law Review 1085 (1992) (Review of ANALYSIS OF EVIDENCE, by Terence Anderson and William Twining)
  • ‘Nineteenth Century Interpretations of the Federal Contract Clause: The Transformation From Vested To Substantive Rights Against the State,’ 31 Buffalo Law Review 381 (1982)

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