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Dr. Scott England



Associate Professor of Law




School of Law


Describe your research in about 200 words.

My current research focuses on culpability requirements under the Model Penal, which has been extremely influential in American criminal law. In particular, I am researching how state legislatures and courts have undermined the Code’s vision for criminal liability, mostly by imposing strict liability. I am currently writing about the relationship between culpability requirements and the maxim that ignorance of the law is no excuse.


What’s the most interesting thing you have learned from a student?

I have been teaching for two decades. Over the years, my students have ultimately taught me a great deal about myself as a teacher, as a professional, and as a human being. Through my students, I have thus learned a lot about who I really am, and I strive daily to return the favor.