The creation and continuing operation of these web materials require
a collaborative effort. The administration of the State University
of New York at Buffalo School of Law, in particular Deans Barry Boyer and
Nils Olsen, has provided unwavering and generous support of this project.
Without the enthusiastic assistance of the excellent computer support staff
at Buffalo, particularly Logan Scott and Steve Sturman, these materials
would never have seen the light of day. Terry McCormack of the law
school library moved heaven and earth to bring the Penal Law Web to life
in the classroom. Sallie Randolph provided crucial help with copyright
permissions. My secretary, Linda Kelly, graciously took on the task
of acquiring web editing skills on very short notice and joined the project
at a critical juncture. Many others have made (and continue to make)
major contributions to the project at its various stages, including Susan
Bjornholm, John Campa, Scott Lamb, Brett Manske, Jay Ovsiovitch, Chris
Reich, Antonia Rodriguez, Frank Robinson, Dennis Schaeffer, and Nami Takahashi.
In designing the Penal Law Web, I have benefitted immeasurably from discussions with many colleagues at Buffalo and elsewhere, all of whom gave generously of their time, including Guyora Binder, Elizabeth Buckley, Thomas Disare, Charles Ewing, George Fletcher, Ronald Gainer, Philip Halpern, George Hezel, Tatjana Hörnle, Dan Kahan, George Kannar, Errol Meidinger, Elizabeth Mensch, Cornelius Nestler, Robert Reis, Paul Robinson, Bernd Schünemann, Stephen Sowle, Robert Steinfeld, Michael Stolleis, Louis Swartz, and Leonardo Zaibert.
As always, I owe my greatest debt to Sara Faherty, my partner in crime. I dedicate these materials to my parents, who somehow manage to share my excitement about the Penal Law Web even though they know even less about webs than I did when I started this project.
Please send comments about these materials to Markus Dirk Dubber.