Professor of Law

Contact

  • Office: 120 Tremont St.,
  • Suite: 340-E
  • Phone: 617-573-8195
  • Fax: 617-305-3086
  • Email: rcavalla@suffolk.edu

Degrees

  • AB, JD, Harvard University

Bar Admittance

  • MA
  • U.S. Supreme Ct

    Teaching

  • Criminal Law
  • Evidence
  • Professional Responsibilit
  • Law and Literature

Biography

Clerk, Judge Thomas A. Flannery, U.S.D.C., DC, 1986-87; Assistant Attorney General, MA Attorney General, Boston, 1987-90; Associate, Peckham, Lobel, Casey, Prince & Tye, Boston, 1990-91; Associate, Law Offices of Alan M. Dershowitz, Cambridge, MA, 1991-93; Assistant Professor, Suffolk, 1993-96; Associate Professor, Suffolk, 1996-2000; Professor, Suffolk, 2000-present.


Publications

Articles

Licensed to Kill:Spy Fiction and the Demise of Law, 47 SAN DIEGO L. REV. 641 (2010)

Federal Rules of Evidence 413-415 and the Struggle for Rulemaking Preeminence, 98 J. CRIM. L. & CRIMINOLOGY 31 (2008)

Chester Himes's Cotton Comes to Harlem: A Reparations Parable, 19 LAW AND LITERATURE 103 (2007)

Solution to Dissolution: Detective Fiction from Wilkie Collins to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 15 TEX J. WOMEN & L. 1 (2005)

Pride and Prejudice and Proof: Quotidian Factfinding and Rules of Evidence, 55 HASTINGS L. REV. 697 (2004)

Better Off Dead: Abatement, Innocence, and the Evolving Right of Appeal, 73 U. COLO. L. REV. 943 (2002)

Police & Thieves, 96 MICH. L. REV. 1435 (1998)

A Big Mistake: Eroding the Defense of Mistake of Fact About Consent in Rape, 86 J. CRIM. L. & CRIMINOLOGY 815 (1996)

MEDIA


Repressed Memories , 09/14/09. NECN Sidebar Series

Insanity Defense and Amy Bishop , 02/22/10.