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 2010

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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

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Willpower and Legal Policy, Lee Anne Fennell

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Controlling Residential Stakes, Lee Anne Fennell and Julie Roin

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Ambiguity about Ambiguity: An Empicical Inquiry into Legal Interpretation, Dustin F. Guzior, Ward Farnsworth, and Anup Malani

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Henry Louis Gates and Racial Profiling: What's the Problem?, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Neoliberal Penality: A Brief Genealogy, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Supreme Court Brief of Dr. Ananda Chakrabarty as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioners, F. Scott Kieff and Richard A. Epstein

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Foundations of Religious Liberty: Toleration or Respect?, Brian Leiter

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Moral Skepticism and Moral Disagreement in Nietzsche, Brian Leiter

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Nietzsche's Philosophy of Action, Brian Leiter

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The Epistemic Status of the Human Sciences: Critical Reflections on Foucault, Brian Leiter

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Why Legal Positivism?, Brian Leiter

Why Legal Positivism?, Brian Leiter

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Ambiguous Statutes, Saul Levmore

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Welfare as Happiness, Jonathan Masur, Christopher Buccafusco, and John Bronsteen

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The Design of a Carbon Tax, Gilbert E. Metcalf and David A. Weisbach

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Hiding in Plain Sight? Timing and Transparency in the Administrative State, Anne Joseph O'Connell and Jacob Gersen

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Randomization in Criminal Justice: A Criminal Law Conversation, Michael O'Hear, Bernard E. Harcourt, A. Harel, and Ken Levy

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The Rights of Migrants, Eric Posner and Adam B. Cox

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Against Feasibility Analysis, Eric Posner and Jonathan Masur

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Tyrannophobia, Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule

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The President and Immigration Law, Cristina M. Rodriguez and Adam B. Cox

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Randomization in Adjudication, Adam Samaha

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Gun Control after Heller: Threats and Sideshows from a Social Welfare Perspective, Adam Samaha, Philip K. Cook, and Jens Ludwig

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The Right to Abandon, Lior Strahilevitz

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The Modernizing Mission of Judicial Review, David A. Strauss

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Accounting for Differences among Patients in the FDA Approval Process, Mark Van Der Laan, Anup Malani, and Oliver Van Der Bembom

Responsibility for Climate Change, By the Numbers, David A. Weisbach

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Responsibility for Climate Change, by the Numbers, David A. Weisbach

Submissions from 2008

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A Nation Divided: Eastern China, Western China, and the Problem of Global Warming, Daniel Abebe and Jonathan Masur

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Foreseeability and Copyright Incentives, Shyam Balganesh

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After Innocence: Framing Wrongful Convictions, Susan A. Bandes

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Emotions, Values and the Construction of Risk, Susan A. Bandes

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The Heart Has Its Reasons: Examining the Strange Persistence of the American Death Penalty, Susan A. Bandes

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Victims, "Closure", and the Sociology of Emotion, Susan A. Bandes

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Happiness and Punishment, John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco, and Jonathan Masur

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Delegation and Immigration Law, Adam B. Cox

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Belief in a Just World, Blaming the Victim, and Hate Crime Statutes, Dhammika Dharmapala, Nuno Garoupa, and Richard H. McAdams

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Adjusting Alienability, Lee Anne Fennell

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Slices and Lumps, Lee Anne Fennell

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Guarding the Guardians: Judicial Councils and Judicial Independence, Nuno Garoupa and Tom Ginsburg

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The Unbundled Executive, Jacob Gersen and Christopher R. Berry

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Constitutional Afterlife: The Continuing Impact of Thailand’s Post-Political Constitution, Tom Ginsburg

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The Clash of Commitments at the International Criminal Court, Tom Ginsburg

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Abolition in the U.S.A. by 2050: On Political Capital and Ordniary Acts of Resistance, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Neoliberal Penality: The Birth of Natural Order, the Illusion of Free Markets, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Supposons que la Discipline et la Securite n'Existent Pas~ Rereading Foucault's College de France Lectures, Bernard E. Harcourt and Paul Veyne

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Optimal Remedies for Patent Infringement: A Transactional Model, Paul J. Heald

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Testing the Over- and Under-Exploitation Hypothesis: Bestselling Musical Compositions (1913-32) and Their Use in Cinema (1968-2007), Paul J. Heald

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Citing Fiction, M. Todd Henderson

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The New Wheel in the Federal Machine: From Sovereignty to Jurisdiction in the Early Republic, Alison LaCroix

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Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Three Approaches, Brian Leiter

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Nietzsche's Naturalism Reconsidered, Brian Leiter

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Privatizing Trademarks, Irina Manta

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Process as Purpose: Administrative Procedure, Costly Screens and Examination at the Patent Office, Jonathan Masur

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Beyond the Prisoner's Dilemma: Coordination, Game Theory, and the Law, Richard H. McAdams

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The Political Economy of Criminal Law and Procedure: The Pessimists' View, Richard H. McAdams

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Documenting Discrimination?, Thomas J. Miles and Adam B. Cox

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Judicial Ideology and the Transformation of Voting Rights Jurisprudence, Thomas J. Miles and Adam B. Cox

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Taxes and the Success of Non-Tax Market-Based Environmental Regulatory Regimes, Jonathan Nash

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The Majority that Wasn't: Stare Decisis, Majority Rule and the Mischief of Quorum Requirements, Jonathan Nash

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The Uneasy Case for Transjurisdictional Adjudication, Jonathan Nash

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Deadlines in Administrative Law, Anne Joseph O'Connell and Jacob Gersen

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Expanding Restitution: Liability for Unrequested Benefits, Ariel Porat

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Aggregating Probabilities across Offences in Criminal Law, Ariel Porat and Alon Harel

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Boumediene and the Uncertain March of Judicial Cosmopolitanism, Eric Posner

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Does Political Bias in the Judiciary Matter?: Implications of Judicial Bias Studies for Legal and Constitutional Reform, Eric Posner

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Erga Omnes Norms, Institutionalization, and Constitutionalism in International Law, Eric Posner

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Human Welfare, Not Human Rights, Eric Posner

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Which States Have the Best (and Worst) High Courts?, Eric Posner, Stephen J. Choi, and G. Mitu Gulati

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Soft Law, Eric Posner and Jacob Gersen