Category: Law Rev (Chicago)


The University of Chicago Law Review Volume 79, Issue 2



Which Science? Whose Science? How Scientific Disciplines Can Shape Environmental Law
Eric Biber

Suing Courts
Frederic Bloom & Christopher Serkin

After Class: Aggregate Litigation in the Wake of AT&T Mobility v Concepcion
Myriam Gilles & Gary Friedman

States of Bankruptcy
David A. Skeel Jr




The Antitrust State Action Doctrine and State Licensing Boards
Ingram Weber


Book Reviews


Binding the Executive (by Law or by Politics)
Aziz Z. Huq
A Review of “The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic,” by Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule

Combating Contamination in Confession Cases
Laura H. Nirider, Joshua A. Tepfer, & Steven A. Drizin
A Review of “Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong,” by Brandon L. Garrett


The University of Chicago Law Review Volume 78, Issue 2


The Alien Tort Statute and the Law of Nations
Anthony J. Bellia Jr & Bradford R. Clark

Reconsidering Racial and Partisan Gerrymandering
Adam B. Cox & Richard T. Holden

Strategic Liability in the Corporate Group
Richard Squire


Understanding the Statutory Tax Practitioner Privilege: What Is Tax Shelter “Promotion”?
Jared T. Meier

Book Reviews

Federalism from the Bottom Up
Gordon S. Wood
The Ideological Origins of American Federalism, Alison L. LaCroix

Rhetoric and Reality in Early American Legal History: A Reply to Gordon Wood
Alison L. LaCroix


The University of Chicago Law Review Volume 78, Issue 1

Symposium: The Licensing of Intellectual Property

Damages for Unlicensed Use
Omri Ben-Shahar

The Creativity Effect
Christopher Buccafusco & Christopher Jon Sprigman

Patent Costs and Unlicensed Use of Patented Inventions
Rebecca S. Eisenberg

Questioning the Frequency and Wisdom of Compulsory Licensing for Pharmaceutical Patents
Richard A. Epstein & F. Scott Kieff

Defending Disclosure in Software Licensing
Robert A. Hillman & Maureen O’Rourke

Practicing in the Patent Marketplace
Anne Kelley

Who Chooses Open-Source Software?
Mark A. Lemley & Ziv Shafir

Will Increased Disclosure Help? Evaluating the Recommendations of the ALI’s “Principles of the Law of Software Contracts”
Florencia Marotta-Wurgler

Patent Liability Rules as Search Rules
Jonathan S. Masur

The Tory Anarchism of F/OSS Licensing
David McGowan

The Razors-and-Blades Myth(s)
Randal C. Picker

Contracting around Copyright: The Uneasy Case for Unbundling of Rights in Creative Works
Guy A. Rub

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The University of Chicago Law Review Volume 76, Issue 1


Symposium: The Going Private Phenomenon

Going Private but Staying Public: Reexamining the Effects of Sarbanes-Oxley on Firms’ Going-Private Decisions
Robert P. Bartlett III

One Hat Too Many?  Investment Desegregation in Private Equity
William A. Birdthistle & M. Todd Henderson

Would Changes in the Rules for Director Selection and Liability Help Public Companies Gain Some of Private Equity’s Advantages?
Scott J. Davis

The Regulation of Sovereign Wealth Funds: The Virtues of Going Slow
Richard A. Epstein & Amanda M. Rose

Firms Gone Dark
Jesse M. Fried

Venture Capital Partnership Agreements: Understanding Compensation Agreements
Kate Litvak

Does Private Equity Create Wealth?  The Effects of Private Equity on Derivatives and Corporate Governance
Robert W. Masulis & Randall S. Thomas

Shapeshifting Corporations
Frank Partnoy

Partnership Governance of Large Firms
Larry E. Ribstein

How Private is Private Equity, and at What Cost?
James C. Spindler

Public Ownership, Firm Governance, and Litigation Risk
Eric L. Talley

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University of Chicago Law Review, Issue 75.4 (Fall 2008)



Studying the Exclusionary Rule: An Empirical Classic

Albert W. Alschuler


The Unbundled Executive

Christopher R. Berry & Jacob E. Gersen

Stock Exchanges and the New Markets for Securities Laws

Chris Brummer

Judicial Ideology and the Transformation of Voting Rights Jurisprudence

Adam B. Cox & Thomas J. Miles

The Dale Problem: Property and Speech under the Regulatory State

Louis Michael Seidman


Setting the Standard: A Fraud-Based Approach to Antitrust Pleading in Standard Development Organization Cases

James E. Abell III

Defining the Appellate Universe: Does FRCP 52(b) Impose a Duty on Litigants?

Daniel R. Fine

Burden of Proof for Employee Numerosity under § 1981a Statutory Damage Caps

Bryan Hart

Assessing the Viability and Virtues of Respondeat Superior for Nonfiduciary Responsibility in ERISA Actions

Bradley P. Humphreys

Trapped: Judicial Review of Municipal Agencies’ Sick Leave Policies

Daniel E. Jones

Nominal Reasonable Royalties for Patent Infringement

Nathaniel C. Love

Exercising the Passive Virtues in Interpreting Civil RICO “Business or Property”

Jacob Poorman

Pure Consumption Cases Under the Federal “Crackhouse” Statute

Michael E. Rayfield

Violence and Contact: Interpreting “Physical Force” in the Lautenberg Amendment

John M. Skakun III

Misbehaving Attorneys, Angry Judges, and the Need for a Balanced Approach to the Reviewability of Findings of Misconduct

Robert B. Tannenbaum

Determining “Reasonableness” without a Reason? Federal Appellate Review post-Rita v United States

Sherod Thaxton

Book Reviews

The Structure of Classical Public Law

The Rise and Fall of Classical Legal Thought

Duncan Kennedy

Barry Cushman

Some Realism about Mass Torts Mass Torts in a World of Settlement

Richard A. Nagareda

David Marcus


University of Chicago Law Review, Issue 75:1, Winter 2008


In Memoriam: David P. Currie (1936-2007)

Gerhard Casper

Richard Epstein

David Gossett

Herma Hill Kay

Edmund Kitch

Larry Kramer

Saul Levmore

George Ranney

Geoffrey Stone

Martha Swisher


Kenneth L. Karst, Equality as a Central Principle in the First Amendment Geoffrey Stone

Symposium: Surveillance

Dredging up the Past: Lifelogging, Memory, and Surveillance Anita Allen

Privacy Decisionmaking in Administrative Agencies Kenneth Bamberger and Deirdre Mulligan

The Memory Gap in Surveillance Law Patricia Bellia

Privacy, Visibility, and Exposure Julie E. Cohen

Cybersecurity in the Payment Card Industry Richard A. Epstein and Thomas Brown

Updating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Orin Kerr

Choice or Consequences: Protecting Privacy in Commercial Information Timothy Muris and J. Howard Beales

Privacy, Surveillance, and Law Richard A. Posner

Data Mining and Internet Profiling: Emerging Regulatory and Technological Approaches Ira S. Rubenstein, Ronald D. Lee, and Paul M. Schwartz

Reviving Telecommunications Surveillance Law Paul M. Schwartz

Data Mining and the Fourth Amendment Chris Slobogin

Data Mining and the Security-Liberty Debate Daniel Solove

Privacy Versus Antidiscrimination Lior Strahilevitz


The Reconstruction Congress David P. Currie


Reducing Fraud against the Government: Using FOIA Disclosures in Qui Tam Litigation Eric M. Fraser

Big Boys and Chinese Walls Daniel M. Sullivan

Book Review

Economics as Context for Contract Law

Framing Contract Law: An Economic Perspective

Victor Goldberg George S. Geis


The University of Chicago Law Review, Issue 74:Special


The University of Chicago Law Review, Issue 74:Special (Commemorating Twenty-five Years of Judge Richard A. Posner)

Douglas G. Baird, The Young Astronomers, 74 U Chi L Rev 1641 (2007)

Mary Anne Case, All the World’s the Men’s Room, 74 U Chi L Rev 1655 (2007)

Adam B. Cox, Deference, Delegation, and Immigration Law, 74 U Chi L Rev 1671 (2007)

Richard A. Epstein, Coniston Corp v Village of Hoffman Hills: How to Make Procedural Due Process Disappear, 74 U Chi L Rev 1689 (2007)

Jacob E. Gersen, Legislative Rules Revisited, 74 U Chi L Rev 1705 (2007)

Bernard E. Harcourt, Judge Richard Posner on Civil Liberties: Pragmatic Authoritarian Libertarian, 74 U Chi L Rev 1723 (2007)

M. Todd Henderson, Deconstructing Duff and Phelps, 74 U Chi L Rev 1739 (2007)

William M. Landes, Posner on Beanie Babies, 74 U Chi L Rev 1761 (2007)

Saul Levmore, Judging Deception, 74 U Chi L Rev 1779 (2007)

Richard H. McAdams, Reforming Entrapment Doctrine in United States v Hollingsworth, 74 U Chi L Rev 1795 (2007)

Thomas J. Miles, Posner on Economic Loss in Tort: EVRA Corp v Swiss Bank, 74 U Chi L Rev 1813 (2007)

Martha Nussbaum, Carr, Before and After: Power and Sex in Carr v Allison Gas Turbine Division, General Motors Corp, 74 U Chi L Rev 1831 (2007)

Randal C. Picker, Pulling a Rabbi Out of His Hat: The Bankruptcy Magic of Dick Posner, 74 U Chi L Rev 1845 (2007)

Geoffrey R. Stone, Sex, Violence, and the First Amendment, 74 U Chi L Rev 1857 (2007)

Lior Jacob Strahilevitz, “Don’t Try This at Home”: Posner as Political Economist, 74 U Chi L Rev 1873 (2007)

David A. Strauss, The Anti-Formalist, 74 U Chi L Rev 1885 (2007)

Cass R. Sunstein, Cost-Benefit Analysis without Analyzing Costs or Benefits: Reasonable Accommodation, Balancing, and Stigmatic Harms, 74 U Chi L Rev 1895 (2007)

Alan O. Sykes, Strict Liability versus Negligence in Indiana Harbor, 74 U Chi L Rev 1911 (2007)


The University of Chicago Law Review, Issue 74:4 (Fall 2007)


The University of Chicago Law Review, Issue 74:4 (Fall 2007)


David S. Abrams and Albert H. Yoon, The Luck of the Draw: Using Random Case Assignment to Investigate Attorney Ability, 74 U Chi L Rev 1145 (2007)

Daniel Klerman, Jurisdictional Competition and the Evolution of the Common Law, 74 U Chi L Rev 1179 (2007)

James E. Pfander, Removing Federal Judges, 74 U Chi L Rev 1227 (2007)

Adam M. Samaha, What Good Is the Social Model of Disability?, 74 U Chi L Rev 1251 (2007)


Nathan R. Christensen, The Case for Reviewing Debt/Equity Determinations for Abuse of Discretion, 74 U Chi L Rev 1309 (2007)

Casey R. Fronk, The Scope of Statutory Permissiveness: Private Actions to Enforce Self-Evaluation and Transition Plans under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 74 U Chi L Rev 1345 (2007)

Helen L. Gilbert, Minors’ Constitutional Right to Informational Privacy, 74 U Chi L Rev 1375 (2007)

Anne King, The Common Interest Doctrine and Disclosures during Negotiations for Substantial Transactions, 74 U Chi L Rev 1411 (2007)

Jennifer D. Larson, RLUIPA, Distress, and Damages, 74 U Chi L Rev 1443 (2007)

Kyle P. Reynolds, “Second or Successive” Habeas Petitions and Late-Ripening Claims after Panetti v Quarterman, 74 U Chi L Rev 1475 (2007)

Bryson Santaguida, The Primary Jurisdiction Two-Step, 74 U Chi L Rev 1517 (2007)

Sloan G. Speck, “Failure to Pay Any Poll Tax or Other Tax”: The Constitutionality of Tax Felon Disenfranchisement, 74 U Chi L Rev 1549 (2007)

Matthew J. Tokson, Virtual Confrontation: Is Videoconference Testimony by an Unavailable Witness Constitutional?, 74 U Chi L Rev 1581 (2007)

Book Review

Anita Silvers and Michael Ashley Stein, Disability and the Social Contract, 74 U Chi L Rev 1615 (2007)


The University of Chicago Law Review, Issue 74:3 (Summer 2007)


The University of Chicago Law Review, Issue 74:3 (Summer 2007)


Elizabeth F. Emens, Changing Name Changing: Framing Rules and the Future of Marital Names, 74 U Chi L Rev 761 (2007)

Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule, The Credible Executive, 74 U Chi L Rev 865 (2007)

Richard Rorty, Dewey and Posner on Pragmatism and Moral Progress, 74 U Chi L Rev 915 (2007)

Brian Leiter, Science and Morality: Pragmatic Reflections on Rorty’s “Pragmatism”, 74 U Chi L Rev 929 (2007)

Martha Nussbaum, On Moral Progress: A Response to Richard Rorty, 74 U Chi L Rev 939 (2007)


Ilya Beylin, Booker’s Unnoticed Victim: The Importance of Providing Notice Prior to Sua Sponte Non-Guidelines Sentences, 74 U Chi L Rev 961 (2007)

Brian J. Dunne, Enforcement of the Medicaid Act under 42 USC § 1983 after Gonzaga University v Doe: The “Dispassionate Lens” Examined, 74 U Chi L Rev 991 (2007)

Peter D. Edgerton, Banishment and the Right to Live Where You Want, 74 U Chi L Rev 1023 (2007)

Adam M. Snyder, Equitable Remedies in Civil RICO Actions: In Support of Allowing District Courts to Order Disgorgement, 74 U Chi L Rev 1057 (2007)

Book Review

Brett M. Frischmann, Cultural Environmentalism and The Wealth of Networks, 74 U Chi L Rev 1083 (2007)


Announcing the Law Review Table of Contents Project


I’m pleased to announce a new feature at Concurring Opinions – the Law Review Table of Contents Project. We have invited a number of the top law reviews to post the table of contents to their new issues and to provide links to the articles if they are posted on the law review’s website.

The goal of the Table of Contents Project is to provide you with a useful research tool. Finding out about the latest law review publications can be difficult. If you’re like me, you rarely read the physical issues of law reviews anymore; and you don’t have time to constantly keep checking each law review’s website to see if a new issue has been published. Now you don’t have to. Just keep reading Concurring Opinions, and information about the latest law review scholarship will be brought to you – all in one place!

Each journal’s tables of contents will be archived in two categories: (1) a category called Law Rev Contents – collecting all the law review table of contents postings; and (2) a category for each specific law review.

Participating law reviews thus far include:

* Boston College

* Chicago

* Columbia

* Cornell

* Duke

* Emory

* Fordham

* Georgetown

* GW

* Harvard

* Indiana

* Michigan

* Minnesota


* Northwestern

* Notre Dame

* Southern California

* Stanford

* Texas


* Vanderbilt

* Virginia

* Washington University

* Yale

We still have a bunch of open invitations, so we anticipate that the number of participants will grow. Unfortunately, we cannot include all law reviews, as this will overwhelm the regular content of our blog.

We hope that you find this new feature to be helpful. We’re very excited about it here, as we believe that this will be of great use to keep you informed about new legal scholarship.