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Symposium: The New Private Law


Harvard Law Review

Online Forum


Responding to Shyamkrishna Balganesh, The Obligatory Structure of Copyright Law: Unbundling the Wrong of Copying

Copyright Is Not About Copying
Abraham Drassinower

Unifying Copyright: An Instrumentalist’s Response to Shyamkrishna Balganesh
Richard A. Epstein

Responding to Henry E. Smith, Property as the Law of Things

Exclusion and Private Law Theory: A Comment on Property as the Law of Things
Eric R. Claeys

Property as Modularity
Thomas W. Merrill

Responding to Stephen A. Smith, Duties, Liabilities, and Damages

Comments on Stephen Smith’s Duties, Liabilities, and Damages
Emily Sherwin

Responding to Benjamin C. Zipursky, Palsgraf, Punitive Damages, and Preemption

New Private Law Theory and Tort Law: A Comment
Keith N. Hylton

Method and Morality in the New Private Law of Torts
John Oberdiek


Harvard Law Review, 125: 7 (2012)


Harvard Law Review

Volume 125 · May 2012 · Number 7


Regulation for the Sake of Appearance
Adam M. Samaha


Introduction: Pragmatism and Private Law
John C.P. Goldberg

The Obligatory Structure of Copyright Law: Unbundling the Wrong of Copying
Shyamkrishna Balganesh

Property as the Law of Things
Henry E. Smith

Duties, Liabilities, and Damages
Stephen A. Smith

Palsgraf, Punitive Damages, and Preemption
Benjamin C. Zipursky

The Perils of Fragmentation and Reckless Innovation

Independence, Congressional Weakness, and the Importance of Appointment: The Impact of Combining Budgetary Autonomy with Removal Protection

Ninth Circuit Holds Female Plaintiffs Brought Valid Excessive Force Claims Against Police Officers Who Tased Them. — Mattos v. Agarano, 661 F.3d 433 (9th Cir. 2011) (en banc).

Second Circuit Declines to Extend Ricci v. DeStefano. — Briscoe v. City of New Haven, 654 F.3d 200 (2d Cir. 2011).

Ninth Circuit Affirms 262-Month Sentence Based on Uncharged Murder. — United States v. Fitch, 659 F.3d 788 (9th Cir. 2011).

Ninth Circuit Holds that Teacher Speech in School-Related Settings Is Necessarily Government Speech. — Johnson v. Poway Unified School District, 658 F.3d 954 (9th Cir. 2011).

Congress Restricts Guantánamo Transfers, Prompting Constitutional Signing Statement Objection. — National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, Pub. L. No. 112-81, 125 Stat. 1298 (2011) (to be codified in scattered sections of the U.S. Code).

>Recent Publications


Maryland Law Review 71:3 (May 2012)

Volume 71 | Issue 3 | May 2012


Mary Anne Franks, Sexual Harassment 2.o

Ari Ezra Waldman, Hostile Educational Environments

Amanda Conley, Anupam Datta, Helen Nissenbaum & Divya Sharma, Sustaining Privacy and Open Justice in the Transition to Online Court Records: A Multidisciplinary Inquiry


Anne Havemann, Surviving the Commerce Clause: How Maryland Can Square Its Renewable Energy Laws with the Federal Constitution

Christine E. White, Clearly Erroneous: The Court of Appeals of Maryland’s Misguided Shift to a Higher Standard for Post-Conviction DNA Relief


Wayne Heavener, Montgomery County v. Shropshire: Trying to Shoehorn Police Intradepartmental Disciplinary Files into the Wrong Cabinet


Stanford Law Review, 64.4 (2012)

Stanford Law Review

Volume 64 • Issue 4 • April 2012

The Tragedy of the Carrots:
Economics and Politics in the Choice of Price Instruments

Brian Galle
64 Stan. L. Rev. 797

“They Saw a Protest”:
Cognitive Illiberalism and the Speech-Conduct Distinction

Dan M. Kahan, David A. Hoffman, Donald Braman, Danieli Evans & Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
64 Stan. L. Rev. 851

Constitutional Design in the Ancient World
Adriaan Lanni & Adrian Vermeule
64 Stan. L. Rev. 907

The Copyright-Innovation Tradeoff:
Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Intentional Infliction of Harm

Dotan Oliar
64 Stan. L. Rev. 951

Testing Three Commonsense Intuitions About Judicial Conduct Commissions
Jonathan Abel
64 Stan. L. Rev. 1021

Derivatives Clearinghouses and Systemic Risk:
A Bankruptcy and Dodd-Frank Analysis

Julia Lees Allen
64 Stan. L. Rev. 1079


Harvard Law Review, 125: 6 (2012)


Harvard Law Review

Volume 125 · April 2012 · Number 6


Inventing the “Traditional Concept” of Sex Discrimination
Cary Franklin

Law and the President
Richard H. Pildes

Crime and Law: An American Tragedy
Robert Weisberg

Everlasting Software

Improving the Carceral Conditions of Federal Immigrant Detainees

Sixth Circuit Holds that Defense Counsel’s Nap During a Cross-Examination Does Not Clearly Violate the Sixth Amendment. — Muniz v. Smith, 647 F.3d 619 (6th Cir. 2011).

Second Circuit Finds Affirmative Speech Condition on Leadership Act Funds Unconstitutional. — Alliance for Open Society International v. U.S. Agency for International Development, 651 F.3d 218 (2d Cir. 2011).

New Jersey Supreme Court Uses Psychological Research to Update Admissibility Standards for Out-of-Court Identifications. — State v. Henderson, 27 A.3d 872 (N.J. 2011).

Third Circuit Holds that the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 Authorizes Immigration Detention Only for a “Reasonable Period of Time.” — Diop v. ICE/Homeland Security, 656 F.3d 221 (3d Cir. 2011).

Ninth Circuit Requires Continued Federal Oversight of School District. — Fisher v. Tucson Unified School District, 652 F.3d 1131 (9th Cir. 2011).

Second Circuit Holds that the First Sale Doctrine Does Not Apply to Imported Works Manufactured and First Sold Abroad. — John Wiley & Sons, Inc. v. Kirtsaeng, 654 F.3d 210 (2d Cir. 2011).

Obama Administration Argues that U.S. Military Action in Libya Does Not Constitute “Hostilities.” — Libya and War Powers: Hearing Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 112th Cong. 7–40 (2011) (statement of Harold Koh, Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State).

United Kingdom Adds Barrier to Private Prosecution of Universal Jurisdiction Crimes. — Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act, 2011, c. 13 (U.K.).

Recent Publications


Stanford Law Review, 64.3 (2012)

Stanford Law Review

Volume 64 • Issue 3 • March 2012


University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 62, Number 1, Winter 2012

University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 62, Number 1, Winter 2012

Pandectism and the Gaian classification of things
Francesco Giglio

From author’s right to property right
Simon Stern

Redressing the right wrong: The argument from corrective justice
Douglas Sanderson

Review Article
Contextual constitutionalism after the UK Human Rights Act 1998

Evan Fox-Decent

Book Reviews

Fictions of Justice: The International Criminal Court and the Challenge of Legal Pluralism in Sub-Saharan Africa by Kamari Maxine Clarke, and Culture under Cross-Examination: International Justice and the Special Court for Sierra Leone by Tim Kelsall
Erica Bussey

A Perilous Imbalance: The Globalization of Canadian Law and Governance by Stephen Clarkson and Stepan Wood
Derek McKee

Full text of the University of Toronto Law Journal  is available online at UTLJ Online,  Project Muse, JSTOR, HeinOnline, Westlaw, Westlaw-CARSWELL, LexisNexis and Quicklaw


Hastings Law Journal, Issue 63.3 (March 2012)

Hastings Law Journal, Issue 63.3 (March 2012)

The Paranoid Style in Regulatory Reform
Jodi L. Short

A Moral/Contractual Approach to Labor Law Reform
Zev J. Eigen and David Sherwyn

Why Sit En Banc?
Stephen L. Wasby

Hip-Hop and Housing: Revisiting Culture, Urban Space, Power, and Law
Lisa T. Alexander


Risky Propositions: A New Standard for the Award of Attorney’s Fees Against Defendant-Intervenors in Ballot-Initiative Litigation
Matthew Slevin

Private Eyes Watching You: Google Street View and the Right to an Inviolate Personality
Roger C. Geissler

Exposing Misconduct: Fixing the California Supreme Court’s Limitation of Post-Conviction Discovery
Jasmine Berndt

Hastings Law Journal Voir Dire

The Hastings Law Journal’s online companion, Voir Dire, is now accepting submissions.

Recent Essays:
Right-Sizing Bar Association Governance
Daniel R. Suhr

Excluding Unemployed Workers from Opportunities: Why Disparate Impact Protections Still Matter
Helen Norton


Hastings Law Journal, Issue 63.2 (Jan. 2012)

Hastings Law Journal, Issue 63.2 (January 2012)

Denying Secured Creditors the Right to Credit Bid in Chapter 11 Cases and the Risk of Undervaluation
Alan N. Resnick

Tax Deductions for Charitable Contributions: Domestic Activities, Foreign Activities, or None of the Above
Eric M. Zolt

Guilty by Proxy: Expanding the Boundaries of Responsibility in the Face of Corporate Crime
Amy J. Sepinwall

Advising Terrorism: Material Support, Safe Harbors, and Freedom of Speech
Peter Margulies

Protected by Association? The Supreme Court’s Incomplete Approach to
Defining the Scope of the Third-Party Retaliation Doctrine

Jessica K. Fink


Playing Hot Potato in the Market: The Ninth Circuit’s Better Approach to
Calculating Loss for Securities Fraud Sentencing

Erica Connolly

Why Can’t We Be “Friends”? A Call for a Less Stringent Policy for Judges Using Online Social Networking
Brian Hull

Hastings Law Journal Voir Dire

The Hastings Law Journal’s online companion, Voir Dire, is now accepting submissions.

Recent Essays:
Right-Sizing Bar Association Governance
Daniel R. Suhr

Excluding Unemployed Workers from Opportunities: Why Disparate Impact Protections Still Matter
Helen Norton


Washington Law Review, Issue 87:1 (March 2012)

Volume 87  |  March 2012  |  Issue 1



Preliminary Report on Race and Washington’s Criminal Justice System

Research Working Group of the Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System


Graham on the Ground

Cara H. Drinan


Panopticism for Police: Structural Reform Bargaining and Police Regulation by Data-Driven Surveillance

Mary D. Fan


Recalibrating Constitutional Innocence Protection

Robert J. Smith


African Poverty

Duncan Kennedy



Discernible Differences: A Survey of Civil Jury Demands

M Michelle Dunning


High-Tech Harassment: Employer Liability Under Title VII for Employee Social Media Misconduct

Jeremy Gelms


Driving Dangerously: Vehicle Flight and the Armed Career Criminal Act after Sykes v. United States

Isham M. Reavis


Independence for Washington State’s Privileges and Immunities Clause

P. Andrew Rorholm Zellers