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130 Articles and Book Reviews

Michael Abramowicz

  • Cryptocurrency-Based Law, 58 Ariz. L. Rev. 359 (2016)

John Banzhaf

  • Why ‘Suing the Bastards’ Is More Efficient in Fighting Unhealthy Behaviors Than Education, 13 US-China L. Rev. 287 (2016).

Paul Schiff Berman

  • Non-State Law Making Through the Lens of Global Legal Pluralismin Negotiating State and Non-State Law: The Challenge of Global and Local Legal Pluralism 15 (Michael A. Helfand ed., 2015).
  • Review, 33 Law & Hist. Rev. 1005 (2015)(reviewing Lauren Benton & Richard J. Ross, Legal Pluralism and Empire, 1500-1850 (2013)).
  • Law’s Mistakes, Legal Pluralism, and the Importance of Systemic Justice, in Law’s Mistakes (Austin D. Sarat et al., eds., 2016)
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Interaction of Legal Systems, in The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg 151 (Scott Dodson ed, 2015)
  • The Inevitable Pluralism within Universal Harmonization Regimes: The Case of the CISG, 21 Uniform L. Rev. 23 (2016)

Francesca Bignami

  • Theories of Civil Society and Global Administrative Law, in Global Administrative Law (Sabino Cassese ed., 2016)
  • (With Giorgio Resta). Transatlantic Privacy Regulation:  Conflict and Cooperation, 78 L. & Contemp. Probs. 231 (2015)

Christopher Alan Bracey

  • Michael Brown, Dignity, and Dèjá Vu:  From Slavery to Ferguson and Beyond, in Ferguson's Fault Lines:  The Race Quake that Rocked A Nation (Kimberly Jade Norwood, ed., 2016)

Donald Braman

  • (With Dan M. Kahan et al.). Geoengineering and Climate Change Polarization: Testing a Two-Channel Model of Science Communication, 658 Annals Am. Acad. Pol. & Soc. Sci. 192 (2015)

Robert Brauneis

  • A Brief Illustrated Chronicle of Retroactive Copyright Term Extension, 62 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 479 (2015)

Eleanor Brown

  • An Alternative View of Immigrant Exceptionalism, Particularly as It Relates to Blacks: A Response to Chua and Rubenfeld, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 989 (2015)(reviewing Amy Chua & Jed Rubenfeld, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America (2014); Amy Chua, World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability (2003)). 
  • Guest Work as Sex Work: Some Preliminary Thoughts on Margaret Radin and Black Women Selling Sex Across Borders, in Black Women and International Law: Deliberate Interactions, Movements, and Actions (Jeremy I. Levitt ed., 2015)

Neil Buchanan

  • An Odd Remedy that Does Not Solve the Supposed Problem:  Commentary on Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne et ux, Geo. Wash. L. Rev.: On the Docket (May 23, 2015)

Naomi Cahn

  • (With June Carbone).  Young v. United Parcel Service, Geo. Wash. L. Rev.: On the Docket (Mar. 27, 2015).
  • (With June Carbone). Unequal Terms: Gender, Power, and the Recreation of Hierarchy, in 69 Studies in Law, Politics, and Society (Austin Sarat ed., 2016)
  • (With June Carbone).  Class, Politics, Gender and the Marriage Divide in the United States, 4 Fam., Rel. & Societies 163 (2015).
  • (With June Carbone).  Growing Inequality and Children, 23 Am. U. J. Gender, Soc. Pol’y & L. 283 (2015).
  • (With June Carbone). Introduction: Symposium on Assisted Reproductive Technology and Family Law, 49 Fam. L. Q. 1 (2015).
  • (With Amy Ziettlow). The Honor Commandment: Law, Religion, and the Challenge of Elder Care, 30 J. L. & Rel. 229 (2015).
  • (With Amy Ziettlow).  Making Things Fair:  An Empirical Study of How People Approach the Wealth Transmission System, 49 Elder L. J. 325 (2015)
  • (With June Carbone). The Triple System for Regulating Women's Reproduction, 43 J. L. Med. & Ethics 275 (2015).
  • (With June Carbone), Review, 65 J. Legal Educ. 242 (2015)(reviewing Joan C. Williams & Rachel Dempsey, What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know (2014)).
  • Continuity and Caregiving: Comments on Someday All this Will Be Yours, 40 Law & Soc. Inquiry 492 (2015)(reviewing Hendrik Hartog, Someday All this Will Be Yours (2012)).
  • Learning Lessons, 49 Fam. L. Q. 535 (2015)(reviewing Catherine J. Ross, Lessons in Censorship:  How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights (2016)).
  • (With June Carbone). Reality and the Family Courts, 28 J. Am. Acad. Matrim Law. 309 (2015)(reviewing Jane Murphy & Jana Singer, Divorced from reality:  Rethinking Family Dispute Resolution (2015)).
  • (With June Carbone).  Whither/Wither Alimony? 93 Tex. L. Rev. 925 (2015)(reviewing Cynthia Lee Starnes, The Marriage Buyout:  The Troubled Trajectory of U.S. Alimony Law (2014)).
  • (With June Carbone). The Marriage Calculus, aeon (Apr. 20, 2015) 

Steve Charnovitz

  • Reinventing the ILO: What Future for Industrial Relations? 154 Int’l Lab. Rev. 91 (2015)(reviewing Francis Maupain, The Future of the International Labour Organization in the Global Economy (2013)).

Bradford Clark

  • (With Anthony J. Bellia, Jr.) The Original Source of the Cause of Action in Federal Courts: The Example of the Alien Tort Statute, 101 Va. L.R. 609 (2015).

Donald C. Clarke

  • Blowback:  How China’s Efforts to Bring Private-Sector Standards into the Public Sector Backfired, in Regulating the Visible Hand?:  The Institutional Implications of Chinese State Capitalism (Benjamin L. Liebman & Curtis J. Milhaupt eds., 2015)

Thomas B. Colby

  • In Defense of the Equal Sovereignty Principle, 65 Duke L.J. 1087 (2016)
  • (With Peter J. Smith), The Return of Lochner, 100 Cornell L. Rev. 527 (2015)
  • "The Use of Mediation to Resolve Community Disputes," 48 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol'y 231-262 (2015).

Charles B. Craver

  • How to Conduct Effective Telephone and E-Mail Negotiations, 17 Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. 1 (2015).
  • The Use of Mediation to Resolve Community Disputes, 48 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol’y 231 (2015).

Lawrence Cunningham

  • Berkshire’s Blemishes: Lessons for Buffett’s Successors, Peers and Policy, 2016 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 1. 
  • Berkshire's Disintermediation: A Managerial Model for the Next Generation, 50 Wake Forest L. Rev. 509 (2015).
  • Intermediary Influence and Competition: Berkshire versus KKR, 82 U. Chicago L. Rev. Dialogue 177 (2015).
  • From Governance to Culture:  The CFTC and SROS, Banking & Fin. Serv. Pol’y Rep., Feb. 2016, at 10.

Roger A. Fairfax, Jr.

  • Thinking Outside the Jury Box: Deploying the Grand Jury in the Guilty Plea Process, 57 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1395 (2016).
  • Should the American Grand Jury Survive Ferguson? 58 How. L.J. 825 (2015).

David Fontana

  • The Narrowing of Federal Power by the American Political Capital, 23 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 733 (2015)

Theresa Gabaldon

  • Strength in Numbers: Teaching Numeracy in the Context of Business Associations, 59 St. Louis U. L.J. 701 (2015)

Miriam Galston

  • The Puzzle of Alfarabi’s Parallel Works, 77 Rev. Pol. 519 (2015)

Robert Glicksman

  • (With Jessica A. Wentz). Debunking Revisionist Understandings of Environmental Cooperative Federalism: Collective Action Responses to Air Pollution," in The Law and Policy of Environmental Federalism: A Comparative Analysis 3 (Kalyani Robbins ed., 2015).
  • Legal Adaptive Capacity: How Program Goals and Processes Shape Federal Land Adaptation to Climate Change, 87 U. Colo. L. Rev. 711 (2016) (with Alejandro E. Camacho)
  • (With David Markell).  Next Generation Compliance, 30 Nat. Resources & Env’t 22 (2016)
  • (With Thoko Kaime).  An International Legal Framework for SE4All:  Human Rights and Sustainable Development Law Imperatives, 38 Fordham Int’l L. J. 1405 (2015)
  • (With Dietrich Earnhart).  Coercive vs. Cooperative Enforcement:  Effectof Enforcement Approach on Environmental Management, 42 Int’l Rev. L. & Econ. 135 (2015)


Phyllis Goldfarb
  • E-Racing the White Jury’s Constitutional Veneer, Geo. Wash. L. Rev.: On the Docket (May 27, 2016)
  • Matters of Strata: Race, Gender, and Class Structures in Capital Cases, 73 Wash & Lee L. Rev. 1-51 (2016).

Emily Hammond

  • (With Richard J. Pierce, Jr.).  The Clean Power Plan:  Testing the Limits of Administrative Law and the Electric Grid, 7 Geo. Wash. J. Energy & Env’t 1 (2016)
  • (With David B. Spence).  The Regulatory Contract in the Marketplace, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 141 (2016)
  • Administrative Law's Asymmetries of Statutory Origin, 93 Texas L. Rev. See Also 75 (2015).
  • (With Elizabeth Garrett & M. Elizabeth Magill). Judicial Review of Statutory Issues under the Chevron Doctrinein A Guide to Judicial and Political Review of Federal Agencies 65 (Michael E. Herz, Richard Murphy & Kathryn Watts eds., 2015).
  • Nuclear Power, Risk, and Retroactivity, 48 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1059 (2015).
  • Public Participation in Risk Regulation: The Flaws of Formality, 169 Utah L.Rev. (2016)
  • Iterative Energy Policy: Resisting An Apology. 31 Yale J. Reg. Online 1 (2015)(reviewing Steve Isser, Electricity Restructuring in the United States: Markets and Policy from the 1978 Energy Act to the Present (2015)).

Susan L. Karamanian

  • The International Court of Justice and the Armenian Genocide, in The Armenian Genocide Legacy (Alexis Demirdjian ed., 2016)

Dmitry Karshtedt

  • The Completeness Requirement in Patent Law, 56 B.C. L. Rev. 949 (2015).
  • The Riddle of Secret Public Use: A Response to Professor Lemley, 93 Texas L. Rev. See Also 159 (2015).

Orin S. Kerr

  • An Economic Understanding of Search and Seizure Law, 164 U. Pa. L. Rev. 591 (2016).
  • Katz Has Only One Step: The Irrelevance of Subjective Expectations, 82 U. Chi. L. Rev. 113 (2015).
  • The Fourth Amendment and the Global Internet, 67 Stan. L. Rev. 285 (2015).
  • Executing Warrants for Digital Evidence: The Case for Use Restrictions on Nonresponsive Data, 48 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 1 (2015)
  • The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in 18th-Century Bulgaria, 18 Green Bag 251 (2015).

William E. Kovacic

  • Creating a Respected Brand: How Regulatory Agencies Signal Quality, 22 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 237 (2015).
  • The Federal Trade Commission as an Independent Agency: Autonomy, Legitimacy, and Effectiveness, 100 Iowa L. Rev. 2085 (2015).
  • A Case for Capping the Dosage: Leniency and Competition Authority Governancein Anti-Cartel Enforcement in a Contemporary Age: Leniency Religion, 123 (Caron Beaton-Wells & Christopher Tran eds., 2015).
  • Antitrust in Context: Creating Historical Awareness for Competition Agencies, 60 Antitrust Bull. 83 (2015).
  • China's Competition Law Experience in Context, 2015 J. Antitrust Enforcement no. 3 (Supp. 1), i2-i11.
  • The Federal Trade Commission as Convenor: Developing Regulatory Policy Norms Without Litigation or Rulemaking, 13 Colorado Tech. L. J. 17 (2015).
  • Consume or Invest: What Do/Should Agency Leaders Maximize?, 91 Wash. L.Rev. 295 (2016)
  • The United States and Its Future Influence on Global Competition Policy, 22 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1157 (2015)
  • (With David Hyman). Can’t Anyone Here Play This Game? Judging the FTC’s Critics, 83 Geo Wash U. L. Rev. 1948 (2015)
  • (With Mario Marinello). Competition Agency Design in Globalised Industries, World Econ. F. (Feb. 2016) 
  • (With Robert Anderson & Anna Caroline Mueller). Promoting Competition and Deterring Corruption in Public Procurement Markets: Synergies and Trade Liberalization, World Econ. F.  (Feb. 2016)

Cynthia Lee

  • A New Approach to Voir Dire on Racial Bias, 5 UC Irvine L. Rev. 843 (2015).
  • Race, Policing, and Lethal Force: Remedying Shooter Bias with Martial Arts Training, 79 Law & Contemp. Probs., No. 3, 2016, at 145 

Renee Lettow Lerner

  • The Uncivil Jury, Part 5: What to Do Now - Repeal and Redesign, Volokh Conspiracy (May 29, 2015, 8:32 AM)
  • The Uncivil Jury, Part 4: The Collapse of the Civil Jury, Volokh Conspiracy (May 28, 2015, 10:44 AM)
  • The Uncivil Jury, Part 3: The Perils of Jury Trial, Efforts to Control Juries, and the Deceptive Allure of Nullification, Volokh Conspiracy (May 27, 2015)
  • The Uncivil Jury, Part 2: The Unromantic Origins of the Jury and the Continuous Need for an Alternative, Volokh Conspiracy (May 27, 2015)
  • The Uncivil Jury, Part 1: Americans' Misplaced Sentiment About the Civil Jury, Volokh Conspiracy (May 26, 2015)
  • The Troublesome Inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and Trial by Jury, in Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy (Robert Hazell & James Melton eds., 2015)

Ira C. Lupu

  • (With Robert W. Tuttle). Religious Exemptions and the Limited Relevance of Corporate Identity, in The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty (Zoe Robinson et al., 2015)
  • Moving Targets: ObergefellHobby Lobby, and the Future of LGBT Rights, 7 Alabama Civ. Rts. Civ. Lib. L. Rev. 1 (2015) 

Gregory E. Maggs

  • Judge Bork's Remarkable Adherence to Unremarkable Principles of National Security Law, 13 Ave Maria L. Rev. 5 (2015).

Jeffrey Manns

  • The Delaware Delusion, 93 N.C. L. Rev. 1049 (2015).
  • The Reciprocal Oversight Problem, 100 Iowa L. Rev. 1619 (2015).

Joan S. Meier

  • (With Angela Diaz-Vidaillet, et. al.). Panel on the Violence of the Legal System, 5 U. Miami Race & Soc. Just. L. Rev. 457 (2015).
  • Teaching Lawyering with Heart in the George Washington University Law School Domestic Violence Project, 22 Violence Against Women 1484 (2016)
  • Johnson’s Differentiation Theory: Is It Really Empirically Supported? 12 J. Child Custody 4 (2015)

Dalia Tsuk Mitchell

  • The Import of History to Corporate Law, 59 St. Louis U. L.J. 683 (2015)

Blake D. Morant

  • 2015 AALS Annual Meeting Presidential Address. Benefits from Challenge: The Continual Evolution of American Legal Education, 64 J. Legal Educ. 523 (2015)
  • Contractual Interpretation in the Commercial Context, in Comparative Contract Law:  British and American Perspectives 248 (Larry A. DiMatteo & Martin Hogg eds., 2016)
  • Reply to Catherine Mitchell, interpreting Commercial Contracts:  The Policing Role of Context in English Law, in Comparative Contract Law:  British and American Perspectives 248 (Larry A. DiMatteo & Martin Hogg eds., 2016)

Alan B. Morrison

  • Can Mandatory Arbitration of Medical Malpractice Claims be Fair?  The Kaiser Permanente System, 70 Disp. Resol. J. No. 3, 2015, at 35.
  • The Administrative Conference of the United States and its Work on the Freedom of Information Act:  A Look Back and a Look Forward, 83 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1540 (2015)
  • Remembering Justice Antonin Scalia, 101 Minn. L. Rev. 12 (2016)

Sean Murphy

  • The Crime of Aggression at the International Criminal Courtin Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International Law 533 (Marco Milanovic & Michael Wood eds., 2015).
  • The Expulsion of Aliens (Revisited) and Other Topics: The Sixty-Sixth Session of the International Law Commission, 109 Am. J. Int’l L. 125 (2015)
  • Reflections on the ICJ Advisory Opinion on Kosovo:  Interpreting Security Council Resolution 1233 (1999), in The Law and Politics of the Kosovo Advisory Opinion, Chapt. 8 (Marco Milanovic & Michael Wood eds., 2015)

Leroy C. Paddock

  • (With Max Greenblum).  Community Benefits Agreements for Wind Farms in Context, in Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resource Activity 155 (Lila Barrera-Hernandez ed., 2016)

Scott B. Pagel

  • Two Sides of the Coin:  The Roles of the Law Library Director in ABA Sabbatical Visits, in Academic Law Library Director Perspectives:  Case Studies and Insights 373 (Michelle M. Wu ed., 2015)

Richard J. Pierce, Jr.

  • (With Emily Hammond). The Clean Power Plan:  Testing the Limits of Administrative Law and the Electric Grid, 7 Geo. Wash. J. Energy & Env’t. 1 (2016)
  • Peter Strauss: Teacher, Scholar, and Ambassador at Large, 67 Admin. L. Rev. 369 (2015).
  • The Administrative Conference and Empirical Research, 83 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1564 (2015).
  • Justice Scalia's Unparalleled Contributions to Administrative Law, 101 Minn L. Rev. 66 (2016)
  • The Future of Deference, 84 Geo Wash. L. Rev. 1293 (2016) 
  • The Rocky Relationship Between the Federal Trade Commission and Administrative Law, 83 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 2026 (2016)

Jeffrey Rosen

  • Rights Unraveled, New York Times, Sect. BR, p.14 (Aug. 30, 2015)(Reviewing Ari Berman, Give Us the Ballott:  The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America (2015)).
  • Free Speech and Privacy in Conflict, Washington Post, Outlook, p. B6 (Mar. 22, 2015)(Reviewing Neil Richards, Intellectual Privacy:  Rethinking Civil Liberties in the Digital Age (2015)).

Catherine J. Ross

  • Taming the Wild West: Online Excesses, Reactions and Overreactions, 51 Tulsa L. Rev. 267 (2016) (reviewing Danielle Keats Citron, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (2014), and Amy Adele Hasinoff, Sexting Panic: Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy and Consent (2015)).

Stephen A. Saltzburg

  • Advocate Yes; Witness No, Crim. Just., Winter 2015, at 34.
  • Amending the Uniform Collateral Consequence of Conviction Act, Crim. L. Prac., Summer 2015, at 30.
  • Authentication and Hearsay: Which Trumps? Crim. Just., Spring 2015, at 48.
  • Rethinking the Rationale(s) for Hearsay Exceptions, 84 Fordham L. Rev. 1485 (2016)
  • Prior Inconsistent Statements and Substantive Evidence–Federal Rule 801 (d)(1)(A): The Compromise, 84 Fordham L. Rev. 1499 (2016)
  • Informant Privilege, Crim. Just., Summer 2015, at 60.
  • Proper and Improper Use of Immunized Testimony, Crim. Just., Fall 2015, at 44.
  • Rule 413 and Charged Propensity Evidence, Crim. Just., Winter 2016, at 35

Joan Schaffner

  • Animal Law in Australasia:  A Universal Dialogue of "Trading Off" Animal Welfare, 6 J. Animal Ethics 95 (2016) (reviewing Animal Law in Australasia: Continuing the Dialogue (P. Sankoff, S. White, & C. Beck, C. eds., 2013)
  • Blackfish and Public Outcry: A Unique Political and Legal Opportunity for Fundamental Change to the Legal Protection of Marine Mammals in the United States, in Animal Law and Welfare--International Perspectives (Deborah Cao & Steven White eds., 2016)
  • Valuing Nature in Environmental Law:  Lessons for Animal Law and the Valuation of Animals, in What Can Animal Law Learn from Environmental Law? Chapt. 10 (Randall S. Abate ed., 2015)
  • Review, 5 J. Animal Ethics 94 (2015)(reviewing Peter L. Fitzgerald, International Issues in Animal Law:  The Impact of International Environmental and Economic Law upon Animal Interests and Advocacy (2012)).

Naomi Schoenbaum

  • The Law of Intimate Work, 90 Wash. L. Rev. 1167 (2015).

Steven L. Schooner

  • (With Nathaniel E. Castellano). Dawn Of the Intercontinental Sniper: The Drone’s Cascading Contribution to the Modern Battlefield’s Complexity, 8 J. Nat'l Sec. L. & Pol'y 321 (2016) (reviewing Richard Whittle, Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution (2014)
  • (With Nathaniel E. Castellano). Reinvigorating Innovation: Lessons Learned From the Wright Brothers, 56 Cont. Mgmt. 46 (Apr. 2016)
  • Eyes on the Prize, Head in the Sand: Filling the Due Process Vacuum in Federally Administered Contests, 24 Fed. Cir. B.J. 391 (2015).

Michael Selmi

  • Trending and the Restatement of Employment Law's Provisions on Employee Mobility, 100 Cornell L. Rev. 1369 (2015).
  • Statistical Inequality and Intentional (Not implicit) Discrimination, 79 Law & Contemp. Probs., No. 3, 2016, at 199 
  • (With Sylvia Tsakos).  Employment Discrimination Class Actions after Wal-Mart v. Dukes, 48 Akron L. Rev. 803 (2015)

Jonathan R. Siegel

  • "ACUS and Suits Against Government," 83 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1642-1667 (2015).
  • Injury in Fact and the Structure of Legal Revolutions, 68 Vand. L. Rev. En Banc 207 (2015).

Peter J. Smith

  • (With Thomas B. Colby). The Return of Lochner, 100 Cornell L. Rev. 527 (2015)

Daniel J. Solove

  • (With Woodrow Hartzog).  The Scope and Potential of FTC Data Protection, 83 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 2230 (2015)

Jessica K. Steinberg

  • Demand Side Reform in the Poor People's Court, 47 Conn. L. Rev. 741 (2015).

Sonia Suter

  • The First Amendment and Physician Speech in Reproductive Decision Making, 43 J. L., Med. & Ethics 22 (2015).
  • Review 3 J. L. & Biosci. 436 (2016) (Reviewing Henry T. Greely, The End of Sex and The Future of Human Reproduction (2016))

Edward T. Swaine

  • Bond's Breaches, 90 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1517 (2015).

Karen Thornton

  • Parsing the Visual Rhetoric of Office Dress Codes, 12 Legal Comm. & Rhetoric: JALWD 173 (2015)

Jonathan Turley

  • Madisonian Tectonics: How Form Follows Function in Constitutional and Architectural Interpretation, 83 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 305 (2015).
  • The Loadstone Rock: The Role of Harm in the Criminalization of Plural Unions, 64 Emory L.J. 1905 (2015).
  • A Fox in the Hedges: Vermeule's Vision of Optimized Constitutionalism in a Suboptimal World, 82 U. Chicago L. Rev. 517 (2015)(reviewing Adrian Vermeul, The Constitution of Risk (2014)).
  • The Trouble with the 'Dignity' of Same-Sex Marriage, Op-Ed., Washington Post, July 5, 2015, at B1.
  • The Threat to French Free Speech Isn't Terrorism. It's the French," Op-Ed., Washington Post, Jan. 11, 2015, at p. B1.

Robert W. Tuttle

  • (With Ira C. Lupu). Religious Exemptions and the Limited Relevance of Corporate Identity, in The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty (Zoe Robinson et al., 2015)

Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr.

  • A Two-Tiered System of Regulation Is Needed to Preserve the Viability of Community Banks and Reduce the Risks of Megabanks, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 249.
  • The Financial Industry's Plan for Resolving Failed Megabanks Will Ensure Future Bailouts for Wall Street, 50 Ga. L. Rev. 43 (2015).
  • Viewpoint: 'Single Point of Entry' Plan Ensures More Megabank Bailouts, Op-Ed., Am. Banker (July 16, 2015, 10:00 AM)
  • Use Tiered Regulation to Preserve Small Banks, Keep Big Ones in Line," Op-Ed., Am. Banker (Apr. 2, 2015)
  • SPOE + TLAC = More Bailouts for Wall Street, 35 Banking & Fin. Servs. Pol'y Rep. No. 3, at 1 (Mar. 2016)
  • (With Kelsey M. Barnes). Explaining Variations in Bailout Policies: A Review of Cornelia Woll's The Power of Inaction, 6 Acct., Econ. & L. 5 (2016) 

Christopher R. Yukins

  • (With James Ruairi Macdonald). Capacity Building in Public Procurement: Burma/Myanmar— A Case Study, 44 Pub. Cont. L.J. 749 (2015) 
  • (With Johannes S. Schnitzer).  GPA Accession: Lessons Learned on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement, 7 Trade, L. & Dev. 89 (2015)

41 Books, Casebooks, and Treatises

41 Books, Casebooks, and Treatises

  • Michael Abramowicz & F. Scott Kieff.  PERSPECTIVES ON PATENTABLE SUBJECT MATTER. (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
  • Martin J. Adelman.  LAW, POLITICS AND REVENUE EXTRACTION ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015)
  • Naomi Cahn & Catherine Ross.  CONTEMPORARY FAMILY LAW.  4th ed. (West Academic, 2015)
  • Charles Craver.  ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION.  5th ed. (Carolina Academic Press, 2016)
  • Charles Craver.  EFFECTIVE LEGAL NEGOTIATION AND SETTLEMENT.  8th ed. (Carolina Academic Press, 2016)
  • Charles Craver.  EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION LAW.  8th ed. (Carolina Academic Press, 2016)
  • Charles Craver.  EMPLOYMENT LAW.  5th ed. (West Academic, 2015)
  • Charles Craver.  LABOR RELATIONS LAW.  13th ed. (Carolina Academic Press, 2016)
  • Charles Craver.  SKILLS & VALUES:  LEGAL NEGOTIATING.  3rd ed. (Carolina Academic Press, 2016)
  • Lawrence A. Cunningham.  CONTRACTS IN THE REAL WORLD.  2nd ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2016)
  • Lawrence A. Cunningham.  CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS.  9th ed.  (Carolina Academic Press, 2016)
  • Lawrence A. Cunningham.  QUALITY INVESTING. (Harriman House, 2016)
  • Lawrence A. Cunningham.  THE BUFFETT ESSAYS SYMPOSIUM. (Harriman House, 2016)
  • Lawrence A. Cunningham.  THE ESSAYS OF WARREN BUFFETT.  4th ed. (Carolina Academic Press, 2015)
  • DeSanctis, Christy.  LEGAL RESEARCH METHODS.  2nd ed. (Foundation Press, 2015)
  • DeSanctis, Christy.  LEGAL WRITING & ANALYSIS.  2nd ed.  (Foundation Press, 2015)
  • Theresa A. Gabaldon.  BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. (Wolters Kluwer, 2016)
  • Robert L. Glicksman & Emily Hammond.  ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION:  LAW AND POLITICS.  7th ed. (Wlters Kluwer, 2015)
  • Robert L. Glicksman.  NEPA LAW AND LITIGATION.  2nd ed. (Thomson Reuters, 2015)
  • Emily Hammond.  ENERGY, ECONOMICS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT. (Foundation Press, 2015)
  • Orin S. Kerr.  BASIC CRIMINAL PROCEDURE;  CASES, COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS.  14th ed. (West Academic, 2015)
  • Orin S. Kerr.  CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.  4th ed. (Thomson Reuters, 2015)
  • Orin s. Kerr.  MODERN CRIMINAL PROCEDURE:  CASES, COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS.  14th ed. (West Academic, 2015)
  • Laird Kirkpatrick.  EVIDENCE.  4th ed.  (West Academic, 2015)
  • Laird Kirkpatrick.  EVIDENCE UNDER THE RULES.  8th ed. (Wolters Kluwer, 2015)
  • Lee, Cynthia.  CRIMINAL PROCEDURE:  CASES AND MATERIALS (West Academic, 2016)
  • Gregory E. Maggs & Peter J. Smith.  CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:  A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH.  3RD ED. (West Academic, 2015)
  • Peter Raven-Hansen.  COUNTERTERRORISM LAW.  3rd ed.  (Wolters Kluwer, 2016)
  • Peter Raven-Hansen.  NATIONAL SECURITY LAW.  6th ed. (Wolters Kluwer, 2016)
  • Jeffrey Rosen.  LOUIS D. BRANDEIS:  AMERICAN PROPHET. (Yale University Press, 2016)
  • Catherine J. Ross.  LESSONS IN CENSORSHIP. (Harvard University Press, 2015)
  • Stephen, A. Saltzburg.  FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE MANUAL.  11TH ed. (LexisNexis, 2015)
  • Stephen A. Saltzburg.  MILITARY RULES OF EVIDENCE MANUAL.  8th ed.  (LexisNexis, 2015)
  • Stephen A. Saltzburg.  EVIDENCE:  THE OBJECTION METHOD. (Carolina Academic Press, 2016)
  • Stephen A. Saltzburg.  PRINCIPLES OF EVIDENCE.  7th ed. (West Academic, 2015)
  • Stephen A. Saltzburg.  TEXAS RULES OF EVIDENCE TRIAL BOOK.  3rd ed. (Juris Publishing, 2015)
  • Jonathan R. Siegel.  FEDERAL COURTS:  CASES AND MATERIALS. (Wolters Kluwer, 2015)
  • Daniel J. Solove.  CONSUMER PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION. (Wolters Kluwer, 2015)
  • Daniel J. Solove.  INFORMATION PRIVACY LAW.  5th ed. (Wolters Kluwer, 2015)
  • Daniel J. Solove.  PRIVACY, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND NATIONAL SECURITY.  (Wolters Kluwer, 2015)

#7 in Faculty Judicial Citations

#7 in Faculty Judicial Citations*

According to new research, GW Law ranks No. 7 in the number of professors among the top 100 faculty in the country cited by the judiciary.

The study, “Judicial Impact of Law School Faculties,” was conducted by a team of University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) School of Law faculty members who examined U.S. Supreme Court, federal appeals court, and state high court decisions from 2005 to 2014.

GW Law Professor Orin S. Kerr, a nationally recognized scholar of criminal procedure and computer crime law, ranks No. 6 among law professors for total judicial citations. Kerr also comes in at No. 5 among citations by the U.S. Courts of Appeals.

The authors identified scholars with 250 or more citations in legal literature over a recent five-year period in compiling the study. “We then created a very broad search that would include any academic article cited by courts, but would exclude amicus briefs, testimony, judging, and any other incidences of writing or impact,” they said. 

*United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeal, and State High Courts

United States Supreme Court

Los Angeles v. Patel, 135 S.Ct. 2443 (2015)

United States Courts of Appeal

Am. Farm Bureau Fed’n v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, 792 F.3d 281 (3rd Cir. 2015)

Anzaldua v. Ne. Ambulance & Fire Prot. Dist., 793 F.3d 822 (8th Cir. 2015)

Facebook v. Power Ventures, ---F.3d--- (9th Cir. 2016)

In re Google Inc. Cookie Placement Consumer Privacy Litigation, 806 F.3d 125 (3rd Cir. 2015)

SD3 v. Black & Decker, 801 F.3d 412 (4th Cir. 2015)

United States v. Alvirez, ---F.3d--- (9th Cir. 2016)

United States v. Davis, 785 F.3d 498 (11th Cir. 2015)

United States v. Ganias, 824 F.3d 199 (2nd Cir. 2016)

United States v. Graham, 796 F.3d 332 (4th Cir. 2015)

United States v. Graham, 824 F.3d 421 (4th Cir. 2016)

United States v. Iverson, 818 F.3d 1015 (10th Cir. 2016)

United States v. Nosal, 828 F.3d 865 (9th Cir. 2016)

United States v. Odoni, 782 F.3d 1226 (11th Cir. 2015)

United States v. Patel, 798 F.3d 895 (9th Cir. 2015)

United States v. Sweeney, 821 F.3d 893 (7th Cir. 2016)

United States v. Torres, 794 F.3d 1053 (9th Cir. 2015)

United States v. Yanez-Rodriguez, 632 F.App’x 443 (10th Cir. 2015)

Vista Mkt. v. Burkett, 812 F.3d 954 (11th Cir. 2016)

Warrant to Search a Certain E-Mail Account v. United States, 2016 WL 3770056 (2nd Cir. 2016)

State High Courts

Bartel v. Bank of America Corp., 128 A.3d 1043 (D.C. 2015)

Botson v. Anchorage, 367 P.3d 17 (Alaska 2016)

Briggs v. Wyoming, 367 P.3d 1108 (2016)

Bruce v. Wyoming, 346 P.3d 909 (2015)

Catholic Diocese of Green Bay v. John Doe 119, 349 P.3d 518 (Nev. 2015)

Childs v. Ballou, ---A.3d--- (Me. 2016)

Daugherty v. Kentucky, 467 S.W.3d 222 (2015)

Doyle v. Colorado, 343 P. 3d 961 (2015)

Dougherty v. Wyoming, 373 P.3d 427 (2016)

FIA Card Services v. Pichette, 116 A. 3d 770 (R.I. 2015)

Horton v. Oregon Health & Sci. Univ., 376 P. 3d 998 (Or. 2016)

In re D.L.H., Jr., 32 N.E.3d 1075 (Ill. 2015)

Iowa v. Pollard, 862 N.W.2d 414 (2015)

Iowa v. Smith, 876 N.W. 2d 180 (2016)

Iowa v. Wilson, 878 N.W.2d 203 (2016)

Johnson v. Buskohl Constr., 871 N.W. 2d 459 (N.D. 2015)

Lindstrom v. Wyoming, 343 P.3d 792 (2015)

Maine v. Kimball, 117 A. 3d 585 (2015)

Maryland v. Norton, 117 A.3d 1055 (Md. 2015)

McDaniel v. Ezell, 177 So. 3d 434 (Ala. 2015)

Minnesota v. McMurray, 860 N.W.2d (2015)

Muhammad . Kentucky Parole Bd., 468 S.W.3d 331 (Ky. 2015)

Mullins v. Florida, --- So.3d--- (2016)

Nebraska v. Britt, 881 N.W.2d 818 (2016)

Nebraska v. Oldson, --- N.W. 2d --- (2016)

New Jersey v. Lunsford, 141 A.3d 270 (2016)

New Mexico v. Astorga, 343 .3d 1245 (2015)

Oakly Enter. v. NPI, 351 p.3d 1073 (Alaska, 2015)

Oregon v. Delong, 350 P.3d 433 (2015)

Oregon v. Nascimento, ---P.3d--- (2016)

Oregon v. Schiller, 377 P.3d 554 (2016)

Oregon v. Williams, 346 P.3d 455 (2015)

Patel v. Texas Dep’t of Licensing and Regulation, 469 S.W. 3d 69 (Tex. 2015)

Pennsylvania v. Bland, 115 A.3d 854 (2015)

Salyers v. Kentucky, 2015 WL 2340368 (2015)

Sanders v. Alaska, 364 P.3d 412 (2015)

South Carolina v. Chavis, 771 S.E.2d 336 (2015)

Torres v. Seaboard Foods, 373 P.3d 1057 (Okla. 2016)

Tyrrell v. BNSF Railway Co., 373 P.3d 1 (Mont. 2016)

Utah v. Christiansen, 365 P.3d 1189 (2015)

Utah v. Houston, 353 P.3d 55 (2015)

Washington v. Reeder, 365 P.3d 1243 (2015)

#2 in SSRN Legal Downloads

#2 in SSRN Legal Downloads

Our faculty's scholarship is the second-most downloaded on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) law school list, occupying this position in the all-time category. The SSRN is an online depository for legal journal articles and research papers. 

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GW Law faculty members are scholars and practitioners with strong reputations in the legal community. They are among the most cited law faculty in the nation, appearing in print, online, and on air, in world-renowned media outlets. Many remain involved in practice, whether arguing cases before the Supreme Court or serving as counsel to foreign governments. With years of experience at the bar and on the bench, our professors bring valuable insight to the classroom, affecting the life and education of each student as they influence and inform national and international legal opinion.

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