The Scholarly Commons

 

The Faculty Working Papers series features current scholarship produced by faculty of the Georgetown Law Center. Prepublication drafts of articles are made available to advance new ideas and encourage professional dialogue relating to a range of contemporary legal and law-related topics.

Submissions from 2012

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Can Vermont Put the Nuclear Genie Back in the Bottle: A Test of Congressional Preemptive Power?, Hope M. Babcock

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Beyond FATCA: An Evolutionary Moment for the International Tax System, Itai Grinberg

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Insuring Maritime Trade with the Enemy in the Napoleonic Era, Su Jin Kim and James Oldham

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Lies Without Liars? Janus Capital and Conservative Securities Jurisprudence, Donald C. Langevoort

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“Publicness” in Contemporary Securities Regulation, Donald C. Langevoort and Robert B. Thompson

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vGUPPI: Scoring Unilateral Pricing Incentives in Vertical Mergers, Serge Moresi and Steven C. Salop

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Only Eleven Shillings: Abusing Public Justice in England in the Late Eighteenth Century, James Oldham

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On Constitutional Disobedience, Louis Michael Seidman

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The Paranoid Style in Regulatory Reform, Jodi Short

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Worth a Thousand Words: The Images of Copyright Law, Rebecca Tushnet

Submissions from 2011

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Inequality and the Deficit, Stephen B. Cohen

Meaning, Purpose and Cause in the Law of Deception, Gregory Klass

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Getting (Too) Comfortable: In-house Lawyers, Enterprise Risk and the Financial Crisis, Donald C. Langevoort

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War as Punishment, David Luban

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Market Makers and Vampire Squid: Regulating Securities Markets After the Financial Meltdown, Robert B. Thompson

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Book Review: Paul Kahn, Political Theology: Four New Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty, Adam Thurschwell

Submissions from 2010

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The Russian Anti-Corruption Campaign: Public Relations, Politics or Substantive Change?, Ethan S. Burger and Rosalia Gitau

Democracy Promotion in the Obama Administration: An Opportunity to Match Action to Rhetoric, Patrick J. Glen

Harvard and Yale Ascendant: The Legal Education of the Justices from Holmes to Kagan, Patrick J. Glen

“To Remand, or Not to Remand”: Ventura’s Ordinary Remand Rule and the Evolving Jurisprudence of Futility, Patrick J. Glen

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La cession de contrôle en droit international privé [Conflict-of-law Rules in Conflict and Competition with Substantive Law Rules: The Case of Corporate Acquisitions], Anne-Julie Kerhuel

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La place du droit international privé dans la construction européenne [What Place For Conflict-Of-Law Rules In The Construction of European Community Law?], Anne-Julie Kerhuel

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Mesurer Le Droit a L’Aune De La Sécurité Juridique [Measuring the Law: Legal Certainty as a Watermark], Anne-Julie Kerhuel and Arnaud Raynouard

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Acontextual Judicial Review, Louis Michael Seidman

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Hyper-Incarceration and Strategies of Disruption: Is There a Way Out?, Louis Michael Seidman

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Our Unsettled Ninth Amendment: An Essay on Unenumerated Rights and the Impossibility of Textualism, Louis Michael Seidman

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Allocating the Roles for Contracts and Judges in the Closely Held Firm, Robert B. Thompson

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The Case for Iterative Statutory Reform: Appraisal and the Model Act, Robert B. Thompson

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The Short But Interesting Life of Good Faith as an Independent Liability Rule, Robert B. Thompson

Submissions from 2009

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Lawyers, Bureaucratic Autonomy, and Securities Regulation During the New Deal, Daniel R. Ernst

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Pierson v. Post: The New Learning, Daniel R. Ernst

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Does the Wall Still Stand? The Implications of Transhumanism for the Separation of Church and State, Steven Goldberg

A Conditional Intent to Perform, Gregory Klass

The SEC and the Madoff Scandal: Three Narratives in Search of a Story, Donald C. Langevoort

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The Consistency of the EU Renewable Energy Directive with the WTO Agreements, Andrew D. Mitchell and Christopher Tran

Treaties as Law of the Land: The Supremacy Clause and the Judicial Enforcement of Treaties, Carlos Manuel Vázquez

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The Stigma of Conviction: Coram Nobis, Civil Disabilities, and the Right to Clear One’s Name, David Wolitz

Submissions from 2008

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Hallowed Ground: The Gettysburg Battlefield in Historic Preservation Law, J. Peter Byrne

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The Ideal and the Actual in the State: Willard Hurst at the Board of Economic Warfare, Daniel R. Ernst

Bleached Faith: The Tragic Cost When Religion is Forced Into the Public Square (Stanford University Press 2008), Steven Goldberg

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The Surprisingly Stronger Case for the Legality of the NSA Surveillance Program: The FDR Precedent, Neal K. Katyal and Richard Caplan

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Regulating Information in Contractual Relationships, Gregory Klass

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Three Pictures of Contract: Short Version, Gregory Klass

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The SEC, Retail Investors, and the Institutionalization of the Securities Markets, Donald C. Langevoort

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U.S. Securities Regulation and Global Competition, Donald C. Langevoort

The Commander In Chief At The Lowest Ebb — A Constitutional History, Martin S. Lederman and David Jeremiah Barron

The Commander In Chief At The Lowest Ebb — Framing The Problem, Doctrine, And Original Understanding, Martin S. Lederman and David Jeremiah Barron

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The Effect of Bankruptcy Strip-Down on Mortgage Interest Rates: Summary of Initial Findings, Adam J. Levitin and Joshua Goodman

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Fairness to Rightness: Jurisdiction, Legality, and the Legitimacy of International Criminal Law, David Luban

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Unthinking the Ticking Bomb, David Luban

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An Overview of the “Tax Gap”, Dave Rifkin

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Comments on Swift and Slobogin: Mental State Evidence, Paul F. Rothstein

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Entrapment and the “Free Market” for Crime, Louis Michael Seidman

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Powell’s Choice: The Law and Morality of Speech, Silence, and Resignation by High Government Officials, Louis Michael Seidman

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The Dale Problem: Property and Speech Under the Regulatory State, Louis Michael Seidman

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Power Without Responsibility: Intermediaries and the First Amendment, Rebecca Tushnet

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User-Generated Discontent: Transformation in Practice, Rebecca Tushnet

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Ennobling Politics, Robin West

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Literature, Culture, and Law -- at Duke University, Robin West

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Sex, Law and Consent, Robin West

Submissions from 2007

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Three Federalisms , Randy E. Barnett

Why Prison Instead of Preschool?, James Forman Jr.

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Why Care About the Polar Bear? Economic Analysis of Natural Resources Law and Policy , Lisa Heinzerling

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Student Services in the 21st Century: Evolution and Innovation in Discovering Student Needs, Teaching Information Literacy, and Designing Library 2.0-Based Services, Kumar Percy Jayasuriya

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Basic at Twenty : Rethinking Fraud-on-the-Market, Donald C. Langevoort

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Priceless? The Competitive Costs of Credit Card Merchant Restraints, Adam J. Levitin

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Moral Cognition and Computational Theory , John Mikhail

The Free Exercise of Religion: An American Perspective, John Mikhail

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Gay Sex and Marriage, the Reciprocal Disadvantage Problem, and the Crisis in Liberal Constitutional Theory, Louis Michael Seidman

Submissions from 2006

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Assessing The Impeachment Of President Bill Clinton From A Post 9/11 Perspective, Susan Low Bloch

Leaders, Followers, and Free Riders: the Community Lawyer's Dilemma When Representing Non-Democratic Client Organizations, Michael R. Diamond

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9/11 + 3/11 + 7/7 = ? What Counts in Counterterrorism , Jonathan H. Marks