Dean Appleman graduated from Yale Law School, where she was book review editor of the Yale Journal of Law & Humanities. After graduation in 1998, she served as law clerk to Judge A. Wallace Tashima of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. From 2000-05, she was a criminal appellate public defender at the Center for Appellate Litigation, where she briefed and argued approximately 50 appeals in front of the New York appellate courts, including the New York Court of Appeals. From 2005-06, Dean Appleman was a visiting assistant professor at Hofstra University School of Law. She joined the faculty of the Willamette University College of Law in 2006. Dean Appleman teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure I & II, Family Law, and Sentencing Law & Policy.
Dean Appleman currently blogs at the Faculty Lounge. She is a member of the Yale Law School Executive Committee, serves on the Board of Advisers for the Green Bag’s annual Reader and Almanac, has served on the Criminal Advocacy Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and has worked with the Brennan Center for Justice on issues of indigent defense and criminal procedure.
- JD, Yale University
- MA, University of Pennsylvania
- BA, University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Books and Book Chapters
- Defending the Jury: Crime, Community, and the Constitution (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
- "Gothic Stories, Mens Rea, and Nineteenth-Century American Criminal Law" in The Ashgate Research Companion to Law and Humanities in Nineteenth-Century America (Ashgate Press, 2015).
Law Review Articles
- "A Tragedy of Errors: Blackstone, Procedural Asymmetry, and Criminal Justice" in 128 Harvard Law Review Forum 91 (2015).
- "Justice in the Shadowlands: Pretrial Detention, Punishment, & the Sixth Amendment" in 69 Washington & Lee Law Review 1297 (2013).
- "The Community Right to Counsel" in 17 Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law 1 (2012).
- "Oscar Wilde's Long Tail: Framing Sexual Identity in the Law" in 70 Maryland Law Review 985 (2011).
- "The Plea Jury" in 85 Indiana Law Journal 73 (2010).
- "The Lost Meaning of the Jury Trial Right" in 84 Indiana Law Journal 397 (2009).
- "Towards a Common Law of Sentencing: Gall, Kimbrough and the Search for Reasonableness" in 21 Federal Sentencing Reporter 3-6 (2008).
- "Retributive Justice and Hidden Sentencing" in 68 Ohio State Law Journal 1307 (2007).
- "Rethinking Retribution: Understanding Punishment Theory After Blakely" in 18 Federal Sentencing Reporter 247-249 (2006).
- "Reports of Batson's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: How the Batson Procedure Enforces a Normative Framework for Legal Ethics" in 78 Temple Law Review 101 (2005).
- "The Rise of the Modern American Law School: How Professionalization, German Scholarship and Legal Reform Shaped Our System of Legal Education" in 39 New England Law Review 251 (2005).
- "Sentencing, Empirical Desert & Restorative Justice" in Criminal Law Conversations (Robinson, Garvey and Ferzan, eds.) (Oxford University Press, 2009).
- "Splitting the Baby: The Danger of Distinguishing Between Offense and Offender Characteristics" in Criminal Law Conversations (Robinson, Garvey and Ferzan, eds.) (Oxford University Press 2009).
- Please Don't Squeeze the Client in XXIX Legal Times (October 16, 2006).
- The Ethics of Indigent Criminal Defense Representation: Has New York Failed the Promise of Gideon? in 16.4 Professional Lawyer (2005). (article)