This series is a general repository of manuscripts and articles demonstrating the strength and breadth of the legal scholarship and cross-disciplinary studies at Penn Law.

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Submissions from 2007

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Rejecting “Uncontrolled Authority over the Body”: the Decencies of Civilized Conduct, the Past and the Future of Unenumerated Rights, Seth F. Kreimer

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Debt and Democracy: Towards a Constitutional Theory of Bankruptcy, Jonathan C. Lipson

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The Expressive Function of Directors’ Duties to Creditors, Jonathan C. Lipson

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Where's The Beef: A Few Words about Paying for Performance in Bankruptcy, Jonathan C. Lipson

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Is Open Source Software the New Lex Mercatoria?, Fabrizio Marrella and Christopher S. Yoo

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The Non-Problem of Free Will in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, Stephen Morse

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The Uneasy Entente Between Insanity and Mens Rea: Beyond Clark v. Arizona, Stephen Morse and Morris B. Hoffman

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Debate: Collaborative Environmental Law: Pro and Con, Eric W. Orts and Cary Coglianese

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Fair Use Harbors, Gideon Parchomovsky and Kevin A. Goldman

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Bribes v. Bombs: A Study in Coasean Warfare, Gideon Parchomovsky and Peter Siegelman

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How Psychology is Changing the Punishment Theory Debate, Paul H. Robinson

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Justification Defenses in Situations of Unavoidable Uncertainty: A Reply to Professor Ferzan, Paul H. Robinson

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The Role of Moral Philosophers in the Competition Between Deontological and Empirical Desert, Paul H. Robinson

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Intuitions of Justice: Implications for Criminal Law and Justice Policy, Paul H. Robinson and John M. Darley

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The American Model Penal Code: A Brief Overview, Paul H. Robinson and Markus D. Dubber

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Concordance & Conflict in Intuitions of Justice, Paul H. Robinson and Robert O. Kurzban

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Of Neocolonialism, Common Law and Uncodifiable Shari’a: A Reply to Professor An-Na’im, Paul H. Robinson and Adnan Zulfiqar

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A Primary Activity Approach to Proof Burdens, Chris William Sanchirico

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Progressivity and Potential Income: Measuring the Effect of Changing Work Patterns on Income Tax Progressivity, Chris William Sanchirico

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First Generation E-Rulemaking: An Assessment of Regulatory Agency Websites, Stuart Shapiro and Cary Coglianese

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Christianity and the Large Scale Corporation, David A. Skeel Jr.

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The Accidental Elegance of Aronson v. Lewis, David A. Skeel Jr.

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Human Freedom And Two Friedmen: Musings On The Implications Of Globalization For The Effective Regulation Of Corporate Behavior, Leo E. Strine Jr.

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Toward Common Sense and Common Ground? Reflections on the Shared Interests of Managers and Labor in a More Rational System of Corporate Governance, Leo E. Strine Jr.

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What Can Antitrust Contribute to the Network Neutrality Debate?, Christopher S. Yoo

Submissions from 2006

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Constitutional Fidelity, The Rule of Recognition, and the Communitarian Turn In Contemporary Positivism, Matthew D. Adler

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Policy Analysis for Natural Hazards: Some Cautionary Lessons from Environmental Policy Analysis, Matthew D. Adler

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Welfare Polls: A Synthesis, Matthew D. Adler

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Inequality and Uncertainty: Theory and Legal Applications, Matthew D. Adler and Chris William Sanchirico

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The Next "New Wave": Law Genre Documentaries, Lawyering in Support of the Creative Process, and Visual Legal Advocacy, Regina Austin

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Making Sentencing Sensible, Douglas A. Berman and Stephanos Bibas

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Federalism and Private International Law: Implementing the Hague Choice of Court Convention in the United States, Stephen B. Burbank

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Judicial Independence, Judicial Accountability and Interbranch Relations, Stephen B. Burbank

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Tax Practice in a Circular Revolution: A Review of PLI's Circular 230 Deskbook, Bridget J. Crawford

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Legal Reform in Contemporary Japan, Eric Feldman

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The Culture of Legal Change: A Case Study of Tobacco Control in Twenty-First Century Japan, Eric Feldman

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Choice, Consent, and Cycling: The Hidden Limitations of Consent, Leo Katz

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Compaq Redux: Implicit Taxes and the Question of Pre-tax Profit, Michael S. Knoll

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Taxes and Competitiveness, Michael S. Knoll

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Censorship by Proxy: the First Amendment, Internet Intermediaries, and the Problem of the Weakest Link, Seth F. Kreimer

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The Strange Career of Jane Crow: Sex Segregation and the Transformation of Anti-Discrimination Discourse, Serena Mayeri

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Brain Overclaim Syndrome and Criminal Responsibility: A Diagnostic Note, Stephen Morse

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Of Equal Wrongs and Half Rights, Gideon Parchomovsky, Peter Siegelman, and Steven Thel

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The Promise and Perils of Credit Derivatives, Frank Partnoy and David A. Skeel Jr.

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Gay Marriage, Public Opinion and the Courts, Nathaniel Persily

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The Place of Competition in American Election Law, in the Marketplace of Democracy, Nathaniel Persily

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The Federal Circuit and Patentability: An Empirical Assessment of the Law of Obviousness, Lee Petherbridge and R. Polk Wagner

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Competing Conceptions of Modern Desert: Vengeful, Deontological, and Empirical, Paul H. Robinson

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Final Report of The Maldivian Penal Law & Sentencing Codification Project: Text of Draft Code (Volume 1) and Official Commentary (Volume 2), Paul H. Robinson and Criminal Law Research Group -- University of Pennsylvania

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The Origins of Shared Intuitions of Justice, Paul H. Robinson, Robert O. Kurzban, and Owen D. Jones

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Codifying Shari'a: International Norms, Legality & the Freedom to Invent New Forms, Paul Robinson, Adnan Zulfiqar, Margaret Kammerud, Michael Orchowski, Elizabeth A. Gerlach, Adam L. Pollock, Thomas M. O'Brien, John C. Lin, Tom Stenson, Negar Katirai, J. John Lee, and Marc Aaron Melzer

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Recharacterization and the Nonhindrance of Creditors, David A. Skeel Jr. and Georg Krause-Vilmar

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Labor Unions: A Corporatist Institution in a Competitive World , Michael L. Wachter

Submissions from 2005

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Equity Analysis and Natural Hazards Policy, Matthew D. Adler

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QALYs and Policy Evaluation: A New Perspective, Matthew D. Adler

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Bargaining for Takings Compensation, Abraham Bell and Gideon Parchomovsky

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Of Property and Federalism, Abraham Bell and Gideon Parchomovsky

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Originalism and Formalism in Criminal Procedure: The Triumph of Justice Scalia, the Unlikely Friend of Criminal Defendants? , Stephanos Bibas

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Regulating Local Variations in Federal Sentencing, Stephanos Bibas

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The Story of Brady v. Maryland: From Adversarial Gameship Toward the Search for Innocence?, Stephanos Bibas

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Transparency and Participation in Criminal Procedure, Stephanos Bibas

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White-Collar Plea Bargaining and Sentencing After Booker, Stephanos Bibas

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Management-Based Strategies for Improving Private Sector Environmental Performance, Cary Coglianese and Jennifer Nash

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The Tuna Court: Law and Norms in the World's Premier Fish Market, Eric Feldman

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Unleashing a Gatekeeper: Why the SEC Should Mandate Disclosure of Details Concerning Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance Policies, Sean J. Griffith

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The Fair Value of Cornfields in Delaware Appraisal Law, Lawrence Hamermesh and Michael L. Wachter

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Signaling Social Responsibility: On the Law and Economics of Market Incentives for Corporate Environmental Performance, Jason S. Johnston

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The Promise and Limits of Voluntary Management - Based Regulatory Reform: An Analysis of EPA's Strategic Goals Program, Jason S. Johnston

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The Return of Bargain: An Economic Theory of How Standard Form Contracts Negotiation between Businesses and Consumers, Jason S. Johnston

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The Rule of Capture and the Economic Dynamics of Natural Resource Use and Survival under Open Access Management Regimes, Jason S. Johnston

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Tradable Pollution Permits and the Regulatory Game, Jason S. Johnston

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Corporate Policy and the Coherence of Delaware Takeover Law, Richard E. Kihlstrom and Michael L. Wachter

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Why Defer to Managers? A Strong - Form Efficiency Model, Richard E. Kihlstrom and Michael L. Wachter

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Restricted Stock and the Section 83(b) Election: A Joint Tax Perspective, Michael S. Knoll

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The Calculation of Prejudgment Interest, Michael S. Knoll and Jeffrey M. Colon

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Using our Brains: What Cognitive Science and Social Psychology Teach us About Teaching Law Students to Make Ethical, Professionally Responsible, Choices, Alan Lerner

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The Residency Match: Competitive Restraints in an Imperfect World, Kristin Madison

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When Judges Carve Democracies: A Primer on Court-Drawn Redistricting Plans, Nathaniel Persily

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Regulating Democracy Through Democracy: The Use of Direct Legislation in Election Law Reform, Nathaniel Persily and Melissa Cully Anderson

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The Corporate Form as a Solution to a Discursive Dilemma, Edward B. Rock

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Dangerous Clients: A Phenomenological Solution to Bureaucratic Oppression, Edward L. Rubin

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Detection Avoidance, Chris William Sanchirico

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Harnessing Adversarial Process: Optimal Strategic Complementarities in Litigation, Chris William Sanchirico

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Christianity and the (Modest) Rule of Law, David A. Skeel Jr. and William J. Stuntz

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Theories of the Employment Relationship: Choosing between Norms and Contracts, Michael L. Wachter

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Exactly Backwards: Exceptionalism and the Federal Circuit, Polk Wagner

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The Perfect Storm: Intellectual Property and Public Values, R. Polk Wagner

Submissions from 2004

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Against 'Individual Risk': A Sympathetic Critique of Risk Assessment , Matthew D. Adler

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Popular Constitutionalism and the Rule of Recognition: Whose Practices Ground U.S. Law?, Matthew D. Adler

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Intellectual Property Law and the Boundaries of the Firm, Oren Bar-Gill and Gideon Parchomovsky

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What Property Is, Abraham Bell and Gideon Parchomovsky

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Evaluating Environmental Policies, Lori Snyder Bennear and Cary Coglianese

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Should Plaintiffs Win What Defendants Lose?: Litigation Stakes, Litigation Effort, and the Benefits of 'Decoupling', Albert H. Choi and Chris William Sanchirico

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E-Rulemaking: Information Technology and the Regulatory Process, Cary Coglianese

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The Internet and Citizen Participation in Rulemaking, Cary Coglianese

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Seeking Truth for Power: Informational Strategy and Regulatory Policy Making, Cary Coglianese, Richard Zeckhauser, and Edward A. Parson

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A New Player in the Boardroom: The Emergence of the Independent Directors' Counsel, Geoffrey Hazard and Edward B. Rock

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Moody Investing and the Supreme Court: Rethinking the Materiality of Information and the Reasonableness of Investors , Peter H. Huang

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Our Corporate Federalism and the Shape of Corporate Law, Marcel Kahan and Edward B. Rock

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The Ancient Roots of Modern Financial Innovation: The Early History of Regulatory Arbitrage, Michael Knoll