Paul T. Crane
Assistant Professor of Law
Courses Taught Criminal Procedure - Adjudications Criminal Law
Profile
Paul Crane served as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School before coming to Richmond Law to teach in the criminal law field. He also worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia, and as a Bristow Fellow for the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States. Professor Crane earned his B.A., M.A., and J.D. from the University of Virginia before clerking for Judge Wilkinson on the Fourth Circuit and Chief Justice Roberts on the Supreme Court.
Presentations

Free Speech, Fear, and Facebook: The Evolving Boundary Between the First Amendment and “True Threats” in the 21st Century, Virginia CLE Presentation, Charlottesville, Va. (March 2016).

Charging on the Margin, University of Chicago Law School Faculty Work-in-Progress Workshop (July 2015).

Charging on the Margin, CrimFest 2015 Conference (July 2015).

Charging on the Margin, Chicago Area Junior Faculty Workshop (January 2015).

Did the Court Kill the Treason Charge? Legal History Workshop, University of Virginia School of Law (March 2007).

Bar Admissions
Virginia
District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits
Professional Experience
Assistant Professor of Law (2016-Present)
University of Richmond School of Law
Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law (2014-2016)
The University of Chicago Law School
Associate, Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group (2011-2014)
Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, D.C.
Law Clerk (2010-2011)
Supreme Court of the United States, The Hon. John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice
Assistant United States Attorney (2009-2010)
United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia
Bristow Fellow (2008-2009)
Office of the Solicitor General of the United States
Law Clerk (2007-2008)
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, The Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson III
Governor's Legal Fellow (2006-2007)
Office of the Counselor to Governor Timothy M. Kaine.
Publications
Articles

Charging on the Margin, 57 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 775 (2016).

Did the Court Kill the Treason Charge?: Reassessing Cramer v. United States and Its Significance, 36 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 635 (2009).

“True Threats” and the Issue of Intent, 92 Va. L. Rev. 1225 (2006) (Note).

Additional Publications
Interpretation of the Treason Clause, National Constitution Center Interactive Constitution Project (with Deborah Pearlstein) (2016).
Does the Treason Caluse Still Matter? (Yes.), National Constitution Center Interactive Constitution Project (2016).

Education
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
M.A., University of Virginia
B.A., University of Virginia
Contact Information
Room 222, Law School
804-662-3048
Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Prosecutorial Power and Decisionmaking
Supreme Court