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Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 71, Number 1

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our January 2018 issue:


Andrew Keane Woods, The Transparency Tax, 71 Vand. L. Rev. 1 (2018).

Erik Encarnacion, Contract as Commodified Promise, 71 Vand. L. Rev. 61 (2018).

Yonathan A. Arbel, Adminization: Gatekeeping Consumer Contracts, 71 Vand. L. Rev. 121 (2018).

Jennifer Daskal, Borders and Bits, 71 Vand. L. Rev. 179 (2018).


Matthew R. Ginther, Francis X. Shen, Richard J. Bonnie, Morris B. Hoffman, Owen D. Jones, & Kenneth W. Simons, Decoding Guilty Minds: How Jurors Attribute Knowledge and Guilt, 71 Vand. L. Rev. 241 (2018).


Zoe M. Beiner, Signed, Sealed, Delivered—Not Yours: Why the Fair Labor Standards Act Offers a Framework for Regulating Gestational Surrogacy, 71 Vand. L. Rev. 285 (2018).

Margaret Wilkinson Smith, Restore, Revert, Repeat: Examining the Decompensation Cycle and the Due Process Limitations on the Treatment of Incompetent Defendants, 71 Vand. L. Rev. 319 (2018).




Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 70, Number 6

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our November 2017 issue:


Alex Carver & Susanna Rychlak, Introduction, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1701 (2017).

Clayton J. Masterman, Introduction: The Effects of Selection Method on Public Officials, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1705 (2017).

Stephen J. Choi & Mitu Gulati, Adjudicating Death: Professionals or Politicians?, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1709 (2017).

Brian T. Fitzpatrick, The Ideological Consequences of Selection: A Nationwide Study of the Methods of Selecting Judges, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1729 (2017).

Michael S. Kang & Joanna M. Shepherd, Judging Law in Election Cases, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1755 (2017).

Adam Bonica & Maya Sen, Judicial Reform as a Tug of War: How Ideological Differences Between Politicians and the Bar Explain Attempts at Judicial Reform, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1781 (2017).

G. Alexander Nunn, Introduction: Perceived Legitimacy and the State Judiciary, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1813 (2017).

Christina L. Boyd & Michael J. Nelson, The Effects of Trial Judge Gender and Public Opinion on Criminal Sentencing Decisions, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1819 (2017).

Michael P. Fix & Gbemende E. Johnson ,Public Perceptions of Gender Bias in the Decisions of Female State Court Judges, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1845 (2017).

Tracey E. George & Albert H. Yoon, Measuring Justice in State Courts: The Demographics of the State Judiciary, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1887 (2017).

Jonathan Remy Nash, Judicial Laterals, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1911 (2017).

Laura E. Dolbow, Introduction: The Power of New Data and Technology, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1935 (2017).

Michael Heise, Nancy J. King, & Nicole A. Heise,State Criminal Appeals Revealed, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1939 (2017).

Eric Helland, Daniel Klerman, Brendan Dowling, & Alexander Kappner, Contingent Fee Litigation in New York City, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1971 (2017).

J. J. Prescott, Improving Access to Justice in State Courts with Platform Technology, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1993 (2017).

Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Andrew Wistrich, & Chris Guthrie, Judicial Politics and Decisionmaking: A New Approach, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 2051 (2017).


Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 70, Number 5

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our October 2017 issue:


Aaron Tang, Reverse Political Process Theory, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1427 (2017)

Jack Boeglin & Zachary Shapiro, A Theory of Differential Punishment, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1499 (2017)

Eric Biber, Sarah E. Light, J.B. Ruhl, & James Salzman, Regulating Business Innovation as Policy Disruption: From the Model T to Airbnb, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1561 (2017)



Julie Lynn Rooney, Going Postal: Analyzing the Abuse of Mail Covers Under the Fourth Amendment, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1627 (2017)

Nicole A. Weeks, Do Your Job: Judicial Review of Occupational Licensing in the Face of Economic Protectionism, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1663 (2017)



Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 70, Number 4

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our May 2017 issue:


Neil S. Siegel, Reciprocal Legitimation in the Federal Courts System, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1183 (2017)

Kiel Brennan-Marquez, “Plausible Cause”: Explanatory Standards in the Age of Powerful Machines, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1249 (2017)

Morgan Ricks, Organizational Law as Commitment Device, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1303 (2017)



Loren D. Goodman, For What It’s Worth: The Role of Race- and Gender-Based Data in Civil Damages Awards, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1353 (2017)

Carly A. Myers, Police Violence Against People with Mental Disabilities: The Immutable Duty Under the ADA to Reasonably Accommodate During Arrest, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1393 (2017)


Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 70, Number 3

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our April 2017 issue:


Michael Coenen & Seth Davis, Minor Courts, Major Questions, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 777 (2017)

Fred O. Smith, Jr., Undemocratic Restraint, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 845 (2017)

Abbye Atkinson, Consumer Bankruptcy, Nondischargeability, and Penal Debt, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 917 (2017)


Timothy Meyer, Saving the Political Consensus in Favor of Free Trade, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 985 (2017)


Clinton M. Barker, Substantial Guidance Without Substantive Guides: Resolving the Requirements of Moore v. Texas and Hall v. Florida, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1027 (2017)

Laura E. Dolbow, A Distinction Without a Difference: Convergence in Claim Construction Standards, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1071 (2017)

Benjamin Raker, Reading Remedially: What Does King v. Burwell Teach Us About Modern Statutory Interpretation, and Can It Help Solve the Problems of CERCLA § 113(h)?, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1143 (2017)


Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 70, Number 2

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our March 2017 issue:


Daniel Farbman, Reconstructing Local Government, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 413 (2017)

Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl, The Jurisdiction Canon, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 499 (2017)

Dmitry Karshtedt, Causal Responsibility and Patent Infringement, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 565 (2017)


Alexander Tsesis, Terrorist Speech on Social Media, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 651 (2017)


Hannah Frank, Unambiguous Deterrence: Ambiguity Attitudes in the Juvenile Justice System and the Case for a Right to Counsel During Intake Proceedings, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 709 (2017)

Soraya Ghebleh, No VIP Treatment: ACOs Should Not Get Waiver Protection from the Prohibition on Beneficiary Inducement, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 737 (2017)


Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 70, Number 1

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our January 2017 issue:


Nicole Stelle Garnett, Sector Agnosticism and the Coming Transformation of Education Law, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1 (2017)

Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, Monopolies in Multidistrict Litigation, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 67 (2017)

Jason Parkin, Aging Injunctions and the Legacy of Institutional Reform Litigation, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 167 (2017)

J. Maria Glover, A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017)


Brian P. Baxter, The Securities Black Market: Dark Pool Trading and the Need for a More Expansive Regulation ATS-N, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 311 (2017)

Stanley Onyeador, The Chancery Bank of Delaware: Appraisal Arbitrageurs Expose Need to Further Reform Defective Appraisal Statute, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 339 (2017)

Laura C. Williams, An Ocean Between Us: The Implications of Inconsistencies Between the Navigational Laws of Coastal Arctic Council Nations and the United  Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea for
Arctic Navigation
, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 379 (2017)



Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 6

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our November 2016 issue:

Sean B. Seymore, Introduction, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1455 (2016).


Timothy R. Holbrook, Patent Disclosures and Time, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1459 (2016).

Craig Allen Nard, Legal Fictions and the Role of Information in Patent Law, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1517 (2016).

Christopher A. Cotropia, Physicalism and Patent Theory, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1543 (2016).

J. Jonas Anderson, Nontechnical Disclosure, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1573 (2016).

Dan L. Burk, Patent Silences, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1603 (2016).

Jason Du Mont & Mark D. Janis, Disclosing Designs, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1631 (2016).

Jason Rantanen, The Doctrinal Structure of Patent Law’s Enablement Requirement, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1679 (2016).

Jeanne C. Fromer, Dynamic Patent Disclosure, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1715 (2016).

Dmitry Karshtedt, Photocopies, Patents, and Knowledge Transfer: “The Uneasy Case” of Justice Breyer’s Patentable Subject Matter Jurisprudence, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1739 (2016).

Kevin Emerson Collins, The Structural Implications of Inventors’ Disclosure Obligations, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1785 (2016).

Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, Pierson, Peer Review, and Patent Law, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1825 (2016).

Colleen V. Chien, Contextualizing Patent Disclosure, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1849 (2016).


Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 5

The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our October 2016 issue:

This issue includes a Tribute to Elizabeth Chitwood


Suzanna Sherry, Normalizing Erie, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1161 (2016)

Aaron Saiger, Agencies’ Obligation to Interpret the Statute, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1231 (2016)

Christine P. Bartholomew, The Failed Superiority Experiment, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1295 (2016)

Jason Iuliano & Ya Sheng Lin, Supreme Court Repeaters, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1349 (2016)


Clayton J. Masterman, The Customer Is Not Always Right: Balancing Worker and Customer Welfare in Antitrust Law, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1387 (2016)

Susanna Rychlak, I See Dead People: Examining the Admissibility of Living-Victim Photographs in Murder Trials, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1423 (2016)


Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 4

In the May 2016, the Vanderbilt Law Review, with the generous support of the Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program and the Program in Law & Government, hosted a paper symposium entitled, “Erwin Chemerinsky’s Case Against the Supreme Court.” In his book, The Case Against the Supreme Court, Dean Chemerinsky challenges a fundamental justification for judicial review—the notion that the judiciary is better than the legislature at protecting rights—and instead argues that the Supreme Court has consistently failed to protect controversial rights across the board. Dean Chemerinsky’s book criticizing the Court’s performance in protecting controversial rights thus served as a launching point for the symposium. The following seven articles by distinguished authors provide thoughtful, experienced reflections on the normative role of the Court in the twenty-first century.

Suzanna Sherry, Introduction: Is the Supreme Court Failing at Its Job, or Are We Failing at Ours?, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 909 (2016).

Erwin Chemerinsky, Thinking About the Supreme Court’s Successes and Failures, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 919 (2016).

Neal Devins, Rethinking Judicial Minimalism: Abortion Politics, Party Polarization, and the Consequences of Returning the Constitution to Elected Government, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 935 (2016).

Brian T. Fitzpatrick, A Tribute to Justice Scalia: Why Bad Cases Make Bad Methodology, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 991 (2016).

Barry Friedman, Letter To Supreme Court (Erwin Chemerinsky is Mad. Why You Should Care.), 69 Vand. L. Rev. 995 (2016).

Corinna Barrett Lain, Three Supreme Court “Failures” and a Story of Supreme Court Success, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1019 (2016).

Edward L. Rubin, The Supreme Court in Context: Conceptual, Pragmatic, and Institutional, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1115 (2016).