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17 Oct 2013, 9:30 pm by Karen Tani
Labor History recently published a symposium in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of The State and the Unions, by Christopher L. Tomlins (UC Irvine). The articles are available only to subscribers, but the introduction, by Craig Phelan, is open access, as are the abstracts.Here, for example, is the abstract for the contribution by Jean Christian Vinel (Université Paris Diderot) (whose book, The Employee, we mentioned earlier this week):The thrust of this article is to review the… [read post]
2 Jan 2012, 8:31 am by legalinformatics
Dr. Paolo Guarda of Università degli Studi di Trento Facoltà di Giurisprudenza has posted Open Access to Legal Scholarship and Open Archives: Towards a Better Future? = L’Open Access per la dottrina giuridica e gli Open Archives: verso un futuro migliore? (Trento Law and Technology Research Group Research Paper no. 8, 2011). This appears to be a version of the paper presented at the workshop: From Information to Knowledge: On Line Access to Legal Information, and published in Maria Angela… [read post]
26 Jan 2011, 7:32 am by Josh Wright
Along with co-author Judd Stone, I’ve posted to SSRN our contribution to the Review of Industrial Organization‘s symposium on the 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines — The Sound of One Hand Clapping: The 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines and the Challenge of Judicial Adoption. The paper focuses on the Guidelines’ efficiencies analysis.  We argue that while the 2010 HMGs “update” the Guidelines’ analytical approach in generally desirable ways, these updates are largely asymmetrical in… [read post]
29 Jun 2011, 6:14 am by Tomiko Brown-Nagin
The rise of a Supreme Court pro bono bar and Supreme Court clinics is of journalistic and scholarly interest. Critics of Supreme Court clinics worry that competition to litigate cases in the Court might have an adverse impact on outcomes for individual clients or causes.Compare this worry to scholarly concern about a distinct but related matter: the advent of an elite Supreme Court bar for private interests--corporate lawyers who work at top-notch private law firms. In recent years, Richard… [read post]
22 Mar 2013, 4:00 am by Karen Tani
Via the Law & Politics Book Review, we have word of an interesting collection of essays: Stefan B. Kirmse, ed., One Law for All?: Western Models and Local Practices in (Post-) Imperial Contexts (Campus Verlag, 2012). Here's a description from the University of Chicago Press (which is distributing the book for Campus Verlag):Examining new archival material from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, One Law for All? discusses legal transfer and practice in imperial and post-imperial … [read post]
24 Nov 2010, 7:05 am by Josh Wright
Congratulations to Samantha Zyontz, a Senior Research Associate at the Searle Civil Justice Institute here at George Mason.   Samantha and two co-authors, Michael Mazzeo (Kellogg) and Jonathan Hillel (Northwestern), are one of several recipients of the Inaugural Samsung-Stanford Patent Prize for their paper Are Patent Infringement Awards Excessive?: The Data Behind the Patent Reform Debate.  Its a really neat project and worth a read for those following the field.  No link available as of yet. … [read post]
23 Dec 2013, 9:30 am by Dan Ernst
Matthijs De Jongh, who now works in the Research Department of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands has posted, in English, the “Summary and Concluding Observations” from a thesis, Between Societas and Universitas: The Listed Company in Historical Perspective, completed, in Dutch, at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.  Here is the abstract:Conflicts between shareholders and the company are an inherent feature of company law. They do not only arise in case of mismanagement by the… [read post]
29 Jul 2013, 5:00 am by Karen Tani
New from New York University Press: Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850, edited by Lauren Benton (New York University) and Richard J. Ross (University of Illinois). Here's a description from the Press:This wide-ranging volume advances our understanding of law and empire in the early modern world. Distinguished contributors expose new dimensions of legal pluralism in the British, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Ottoman empires. In-depth analyses probe such topics as the shifting legal privileges… [read post]
9 Mar 2013, 7:55 pm by Prashant Reddy
Image from hereAround two years ago, I had written a post on the need to balance the data exclusivity debate in India (Shamnad has responded to that post over here). I wanted to expand that post into a full length academic essay and I finally got the time to do so, after a lot of procrastination. The article is available for download over here from SSRN. I’m yet to submit it for publication to any journal and was hoping to do so after receiving some comments from our readers. The… [read post]
15 Nov 2013, 9:30 pm by Dan Ernst
"What does it mean to lose your citizenship?" Linda Kerber (University of Iowa) asks, in a recent piece in Dissent. "That is what the Dominican Republic has just done, depriving tens of thousands—some estimates run to hundreds of thousands—of their DR nationality, making them stateless in the country of their birth." Read on here. (Hat tip: Mary Dudziak, via twitter) Earlier, we noted Megan McKee’s H-Law review of Jill Norgen’s Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating, Forgotten… [read post]
24 Aug 2011, 4:00 pm by Geoffrey Manne
In a thorough and convincing paper, “The FTC’s Proposal for Regulating IP through SSOs Would Replace Private Coordination with Government Hold-Up,” Richard Epstein, Scott Kieff and Dan Spulber assess and then decimate the FTC’s proposal on patent notice and remedies, “The Evolving IP Marketplace: Aligning Patent Notice and Remedies with Competition.”  Note Epstein, Kieff and Spulber: In its recent report entitled “The Evolving IP Marketplace,” the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)… [read post]
28 Aug 2012, 9:44 pm by Adam Mossoff
In a response to my essay, The Trespass Fallacy in Patent Law, in which I explain why patent scholars like Michael Meurer, James Bessen, T.J. Chiang and others are committing the nirvana fallacy in their critiques of the patent system, my colleague, T.J. Chiang writes at PrawfsBlawg: The Nirvana fallacy, at least as I understand it, is to compare an imperfect existing arrangement (such as the existing patent system) to a hypothetical idealized system. But the people comparing the patent system to… [read post]
8 Apr 2012, 4:23 pm by Peter Tillers
Angela Fernandez & Markus D. Dubber, "Introduction: Putting the Legal Treatise in its Place,", pp. 19-21 (April 5, 2012) (footnotes omitted) (introduction to Law Books in Action: Essays on the Anglo-American Legal Treatise): "One question that we do not address in great detail is what happened to the treatise as a form of literature in the twentieth century. Roscoe Pound recounted this evolution in The Formative Era in American Law, where he gave a… [read post]
11 Aug 2011, 3:10 pm by LindaMBeale
A law professor, writing anonymously, has argued that law school is a scam.  See the excerpt on Tax Prof and links to other posts included therein:  Anonymous Law Prof:  Law Profs are Scamming their Students, Aug. 11, 2011.   Essentially, the anonymous law prof at a first-tier (but not top 10) school says that law profs do very little but reteach the same courses they taught in prior years, with little 'updating' of their own intellectual knowledge or preparation for class, little practice… [read post]
17 Apr 2013, 5:00 am by Karen Tani
This past weekend at OAH I had the pleasure of commenting on the panel "Race and Law: New Directions in Southern Legal History," chaired by David Lieberman (UC Berkeley) and featuring papers by Sally Hadden (Western Michigan University), Charles Zelden (Nova Southeastern University), and Patricia Minter (Western Kentucky University). The scholarship presented was terrific, but the real star of the show was Hadden and Minter's new edited collection, Signposts. According to the Acknowledgements, the… [read post]
28 Jan 2011, 8:17 am by Josh Wright
Details are available here.  It should be an excellent program and I’m very pleased to be a part of it.  If you are a law professor and interested, but have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.   The link for applications is below. Location: George Mason University School of Law | Event Date: Monday, May 23 to Thursday, May 26, 2011 The Workshop on Empirical and Experimental Methods for Law Professors is designed to teach law professors the conceptual and practical skills … [read post]
7 Mar 2012, 12:19 am by Josh Wright
Forbes interviews my colleague and office neighbor David Schleicher on his new and very interesting paper, City Unplanning.  This paper continues Schleicher’s interesting line of research on the law and economics of cities with a creative and powerful analysis of the political economy of zoning in big cites. Here’s a brief snippet from the start of the interview: For starters, how about a brief rundown of your story of why housing in major cities is so expensive. Generations of scholars assumed… [read post]
26 Dec 2013, 3:00 am by Dan Ernst
Out last month from Palgrave Macmillan was Toward an American Conservatism: Constitutional Conservatism during the Progressive Era, ed. Joseph W. Postell, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Johnathan O'Neill, Georgia Southern University.  Here is the abstract:During the Progressive Era (1880-1920), leading thinkers and politicians transformed American politics. Historians and political scientists have given a great deal of attention to the progressives who effected this… [read post]
20 Sep 2011, 9:03 pm by Kelly Phillips Erb
With all of the focus on the cost of higher education, it’s easy to forget that there are a number of scholarships and fellowships available. Scholarships are generally funds paid to or for the benefit of a student at an undergraduate or graduate school who is studying for a degree. Fellowships are funds paid for the benefit of a student who is studying or pursuing research. Most folks assume that all scholarships and fellowships are federal income tax free to the student. That’s a… [read post]
4 Jan 2014, 9:30 pm by Emily Prifogle
This week H-Net provides a couple of interesting reviews including one of Kari A. Frederickson's Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South (University of Georgia Press). There are also reviews of Michael Scott Van Wagenen's Remembering the Forgotten War: The Enduring Legacies of the U.S.-Mexican War (University of Massachusetts Press) (here) and Steven J. Ramold's Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front (New York University Press) (here). David G.… [read post]