The Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers series is organized by the Law School and covers constitutional law, statutory interpretation, intellectual property, family law, jurisprudence, civil procedure, voting rights, legal history, criminal law and procedure, privacy, and international law. Links to full-text are provided.

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Submissions from 2012

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Children's Rights and a Capabilities Approach: The Question of Special Priority, Martha Nussbaum and Rosalind Dixon

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The Institutional Structure of Immigration Law, Eric Posner

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Unemployment and Regulatory Policy, Eric Posner and Jonathan Masur

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Aggregation and Law, Eric Posner and Ariel Porat

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International Paretianism: A Defense, Eric Posner and David A. Weisbach

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International Law and the Limits of Macroeconomic Cooperation, Alan O. Sykes and Eric Posner

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Going Outside the Law: The Role of the State in Shaping Attitudes to Private Acts of Violence, Tom R. Tyler, Jonathan Jackson, Aziz Huq, and Ben Bradford

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The Sex Side of Civil Liberties: United States v. Dennett and the Changing Face of Free Speech, Laura Weinrib

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An FDA for Financial Innovation: Applying the Insurable Interest Doctrine to Twenty-First-Century Financial Markets, E. Glen Weyl and Eric Posner

Submissions from 2011

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Does Accuracy Improve the Information Value of Trials?, Scott Baker and Anup Malani

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Latin American Presidentialism in Comparative and Historical Perspective, Jose Antonio Cheibub, Zachary Elkins, and Tom Ginsburg

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Constitutional Amendment Rules: A Comparative Perspective, Rosalind Dixon

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Transnational Constitutionalism and Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments, Rosalind Dixon

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Updating Constitutional Rules, Rosalind Dixon

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Weak-Form Judicial Review and American Exceptionalism, Rosalind Dixon

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Constitutional Amendment Rules: The Denominator Problem, Rosalind Dixon and Richard T. Holden

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Abortion, Dignity and a Capabilities Approach, Rosalind Dixon, Martha Nussbaum, Beverly Baines, Daphne Barak-Erez, and Tsvi Kahana

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Judicial Tactics in the European Court of Human Rights, Shai Dothan

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Dustin Guzior and Anup Malani, Implicit Bias in Legal Interpretation, Ward Farnsworth

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Property and Precaution, Lee Anne Fennell

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Designing Agencies, Jacob Gersen

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Comparative Constitutional Law: Introduction, Tom Ginsburg and Rosalind Dixon

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Making Willing Bodies: Manufacturing Consent among Prisoners and Soldiers, Creating Human Subjects, Patriots, and Everyday Citizens—The University of Chicago Malaria Experiments on Prisoners at Stateville Penitentiary, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Radical Throught from Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, through Foucault, to the Present: Comments on Steven Lukes’ “In Defense of False Consciousness, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Reducing Mass Incarceration: Lessons from the Deinstitutionalization of Mental Hospitals in the 1960s, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Commensurability and Agency: Two Yet-to-Be-Met Challenges for Law and Economics, Alon Harel and Ariel Porat

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Reconsidering Racial and Partisan Gerrymandering, Richard T. Holden and Adam B. Cox

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The Signaling Function of Religious Speech in Domestic Counterterrorism, Aziz Huq

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Rhetoric and Reality in Early American Legal History: A Reply to Gordon Wood, Alison LaCroix

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Naturalized Jurisprudence and American Legal Realism Revisited, Brian Leiter

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The Circumstances of Civility, Brian Leiter

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The Law of Religious Liberty in a Tolerant Society, Brian Leiter

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Patent Liability Rules as Search Rules, Jonathan Masur

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Regulating Patents, Jonathan Masur

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Teaching Patriotism: Love and Critical Reform, Martha Nussbaum

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Deference to the Executive in the United States after 9/11: Congress, the Courts, and the Office of Legal Counsel, Eric Posner

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Some Skeptical Comments on Beth Simmons's Mobilizing for Human Rights, Eric Posner

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Political Risk and Sovereign Debt Contracts, Eric Posner, Stephen J. Choi, and G. Mitu Gulati

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Delegation in Immigration Law, Eric Posner and Adam B. Cox

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Regulation, Unemployment, and Cost-Benefit Analysis, Eric Posner and Jonathan Masur

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Demystifying Schmitt, Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule

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Regulation for the Sake of Appearance, Adam Samaha

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Talk about Talking about Constitutional Law, Adam Samaha

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American Policing at a Crossroads, Tom R. Tyler, Stephen J. Schulhofer, and Aziz Huq

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Mechanisms for Eliciting Cooperation in Counter-Terrorism Policing: Evidence from the United Kingdom, Tom R. Tyler, Stephen J. Schulhofer, and Aziz Huq

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Why Does the Public Cooperate with Law Enforcement? The Influence of the Purposes and Targets of Policing, Tom R. Tyler, Stephen J. Schulhofer, and Aziz Huq

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Improving the FDA Approval Process, Mark Van Der Laan, Anup Malani, and Oliver Van Der Bembom

Submissions from 2010

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When the WTO Works, and How It Fails, Anu Bradford

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A Lot to Ask: Review Essay of Martha Nussbaum's From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law, Mary Anne Case

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What Feminists Have to Lose in Same-Sex Marriage Litigation, Mary Anne Case

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Amending Constituting Identity, Rosalind Dixon

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Possession Puzzles, Lee Anne Fennell

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Unbundling Risk, Lee Anne Fennell

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Willpower Taxes, Lee Anne Fennell

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Agency Design and Distributive Politics, Jacob Gersen and Christopher R. Berry

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Voters, Non-voters, and the Implications of Election Timing for Public Policy, Jacob Gersen and Christopher R. Berry

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Constitutional Specificity, Unwritten Understandings and Constitutional Agreement, Tom Ginsburg

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Eastphalia as a Return to Westphalia, Tom Ginsburg

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Judicial Independence in East Asia: Implications for China, Tom Ginsburg

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Lawrence Friedman's Comparative Law, Tom Ginsburg

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Studying Japanese Law because It's There, Tom Ginsburg

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Written Constitutions and the Administrative State: On the Constitutional Character of Administrative Law, Tom Ginsburg

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On the Evasion of Executive Term Limits, Tom Ginsburg, James Melton, and Zachary Elkins

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Risk As a Proxy for Race, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Against National Security Exceptionalism, Aziz Huq

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Easterbrook on Academic Freedom, Aziz Huq

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Modeling Terrorist Radicalization, Aziz Huq

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What Good Is Habeas?, Aziz Huq

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Federalism and Federal Jurisdiction, Alison LaCroix

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Temporal Imperialism, Alison LaCroix

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Legal Formalism and Legal Realism: What Is the Issue?, Brian Leiter

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Rorty and the Philosophical Tradition: A Comment on Professor Szubka, Brian Leiter

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The Demarcation Problem in Jurisprudence: A New Case for Skepticism, Brian Leiter

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The Radicalism of Legal Positivism, Brian Leiter

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Booker Reconsidered, Jonathan Masur

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Patent Inflation, Jonathan Masur

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Retribution and the Experience of Punishment, Jonathan Masur, John Bronsteen, and Christopher Buccafusco

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Randomization and the Fourth Amendment, Tracey L. Meares and Bernard E. Harcourt

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The Institutional Dynamics of Transition Relief, Jonathan Nash and Jonathan Masur

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The Constitution of the Roman Republic: A Political Economy Perspective, Eric Posner

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Foreign Affairs Legalism: A Critique, Eric Posner and Daniel Abebe

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Universal Exceptionalism in International Law, Eric Posner and Anu Bradford

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The Limits of Constitutional Convergence, Eric Posner and Rosalind Dixon

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Climate Regulation and the Limits of Cost-Benefit Analysis, Eric Posner and Jonathan Masur

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Low Stakes and Constitutional Interpretation, Adam Samaha

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On Law's Tiebreakers, Adam Samaha

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The Story of FCC v. Pacifica Foundatin (and Its Second Life), Adam Samaha

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Pseudonymous Litigation, Lior Strahilevitz

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Reunifying Privacy Law, Lior Strahilevitz

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Legitimacy and Deterrence Effects in Counter-Terrorism Policing: A Study of Muslim Americans, Tom R. Tyler, Stephen J. Schulhofer, and Aziz Huq

Submissions from 2009

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Great Power Politics and the Structure of Foreign Relations Law, Daniel Abebe

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A Few Words in Favor of Cultivating an Incest Taboo in the Workplace, Mary Anne Case

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No Male or Female, but All Are One, Mary Anne Case

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Immigration Law's Organizing Principles, Adam B. Cox

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A Minimalist Charter of Rights for Australia: The U.K. or Canada as a Model?, Rosalind Dixon

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Female Justices, Feminism and the Politics of Judicial Appointment: A Reexamination, Rosalind Dixon

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The Supreme Court of Canada, Charter Dialogue and Deference, Rosalind Dixon

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Impermissible Ratemaking in Health-Insurance Reform: Why the Reid Bill Is Unconstitutional, Richard A. Epstein

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Commons, Anticommons, Semicommons, Lee Anne Fennell

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The Unbounded Home, Property Values beyond Property Lines, Lee Anne Fennell