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Beijing Court Orders Ministry Of Finance To Rule On Supplier's Complaints, But Skirts Broader Issue Of Schism In China's Procurement Supervision, Daniel J. Mitterhoff Dec 2006

Beijing Court Orders Ministry Of Finance To Rule On Supplier's Complaints, But Skirts Broader Issue Of Schism In China's Procurement Supervision, Daniel J. Mitterhoff

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Sublicensing From A Distressed Company: Are You Placing Your Future In The Debtor's Hands?, Michelle M. Harner, David A. Beck Nov 2006

Sublicensing From A Distressed Company: Are You Placing Your Future In The Debtor's Hands?, Michelle M. Harner, David A. Beck

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Policy Foundations Of Delaware Corporate Law, Lawrence A. Hamermesh Oct 2006

The Policy Foundations Of Delaware Corporate Law, Lawrence A. Hamermesh

2006 - The Fall and Rise of Federal Corporation Law

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Regulating Excessive Executive Compensation, Jerry W. Markham Oct 2006

Regulating Excessive Executive Compensation, Jerry W. Markham

2006 - The Fall and Rise of Federal Corporation Law

No abstract provided.


Recent Developments In Delaware Corporate Law, R. Franklin Balotti Oct 2006

Recent Developments In Delaware Corporate Law, R. Franklin Balotti

2006 - The Fall and Rise of Federal Corporation Law

No abstract provided.


Texas Gulf Sulfur Revisited, Richard A. Booth Oct 2006

Texas Gulf Sulfur Revisited, Richard A. Booth

2006 - The Fall and Rise of Federal Corporation Law

No abstract provided.


Who Decides Whether A Patient Lives Or Dies?, Diane E. Hoffmann, Jack Schwartz Oct 2006

Who Decides Whether A Patient Lives Or Dies?, Diane E. Hoffmann, Jack Schwartz

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Fall 2006-Winter 2007 Oct 2006

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Fall 2006-Winter 2007

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

No abstract provided.


In Practice, V. 7, No. 1, Fall 2006 Sep 2006

In Practice, V. 7, No. 1, Fall 2006

In Practice

No abstract provided.


Law & Health Care Newsletter, V. 14, No. 1, Fall 2006 Sep 2006

Law & Health Care Newsletter, V. 14, No. 1, Fall 2006

Law & Health Care Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Oy Canada! Trade's Non-Solution To "The Problem" Of U.S. Drug Prices, Daniel Gilman Aug 2006

Oy Canada! Trade's Non-Solution To "The Problem" Of U.S. Drug Prices, Daniel Gilman

Faculty Scholarship

Price disparities—price “differentiation” or “discrimination”—in pharmaceuticals markets have, in recent years, been the subject of much discussion. Price sensitivity should come as no surprise: Medicines play an increasingly important role in healthcare, while pharmaceuticals prices continue to rise. When prices vary greatly within markets or between neighboring markets, the pressure towards arbitrage is clear. This paper considers the question whether the re-importation of medicines from Canada or the EU is well advised and argues that it is not. First, we might reasonably question the extent to which we wish, as a matter of policy, to manage pharmaceuticals pricing ...


Sidestepping Lassiter On The Path To Civil Gideon: Civil Douglas, Steven D. Schwinn Jul 2006

Sidestepping Lassiter On The Path To Civil Gideon: Civil Douglas, Steven D. Schwinn

Faculty Scholarship

Civil Gideon advocates have at each turn faced the scourge of Lassiter v. Department of Social Services, which established (apparently out of whole cloth) a presumption that indigent litigants are entitled to appointed counsel only when physical liberty is at stake. This article proposes side-stepping that presumption by seeking a right to counsel on appeal via Douglas v. California, not a right to counsel at trial via Gideon v. Wainwright. Once established, a civil right to counsel on appeal would presage the inevitable downfall of Lassiter and the establishment of Civil Gideon. This article poses the argument in federal constitutional ...


Catastrophic Risk And Governance After Hurricane Katrina: A Postscript To Terrorism Risk In A Post-9/11 Economy, Robert J. Rhee Jul 2006

Catastrophic Risk And Governance After Hurricane Katrina: A Postscript To Terrorism Risk In A Post-9/11 Economy, Robert J. Rhee

Faculty Scholarship

This essay inquires into the political economy and system of governance that have made catastrophes more frequent and severe. The system of governance that is designed to mitigate risk and respond to catastrophes can be ineffective, or worse, increase the risk of harm through unintended consequences. Human influence must be considered a source of collateral risk, the kind that leads to a systemic crisis or exacerbates one. This essay concludes with some brief proposals, discussion topics more than completed ideas, which may facilitate further academic and political dialogue on effective governance and public risk management. They include a catastrophe tax ...


Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Summer 2006 Jul 2006

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Summer 2006

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

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Environmental Law At Maryland, No. 23, Summer-Fall 2006 Jul 2006

Environmental Law At Maryland, No. 23, Summer-Fall 2006

Environmental Law at Maryland

No abstract provided.


National Institutes Of Health State-Of-The-Science Conference Statement: Cesarean Delivery On Maternal Request, Karen H. Rothenberg Jun 2006

National Institutes Of Health State-Of-The-Science Conference Statement: Cesarean Delivery On Maternal Request, Karen H. Rothenberg

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Federal Regulation Of Hospital Resident Work Hours: Enforcement With Real Teeth, Clark J. Lee Jun 2006

Federal Regulation Of Hospital Resident Work Hours: Enforcement With Real Teeth, Clark J. Lee

Student Articles and Papers

In recent years, there has been an increase in the public’s awareness of medical errors committed by sleep-deprived and overworked hospital residents. This awareness has resulted in increased public concern regarding patient safety in teaching hospitals across the United States, as well as increased concerns regarding the safety and education of hospital residents themselves. To address these concerns, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) appointed the Work Group on Resident Duty Hours and the Learning Environment in September 2001 to establish guidelines for appropriate resident work hours. At about the same time, bills establishing federal statutory restrictions ...


Tobacco Regulation Review, V. 5, No. 1, June 2006 Jun 2006

Tobacco Regulation Review, V. 5, No. 1, June 2006

Tobacco Regulation Review

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An Integrated Perspective On The Collateral Consequences Of Criminal Convictions And Reentry Issues Faced By Formerly Incarcerated Individuals, Michael Pinard Jun 2006

An Integrated Perspective On The Collateral Consequences Of Criminal Convictions And Reentry Issues Faced By Formerly Incarcerated Individuals, Michael Pinard

Faculty Scholarship

This article examines the emergent focus on the collateral consequences of criminal convictions and the reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals. Specifically, the article details the ways in which legal scholars, policy analysts, elected officials, legal services organizations and community based organizations have begun to address these components of the criminal justice system. The article argues that these various groups have compartmentalized collateral consequences and reentry by focusing almost exclusively on one component to the exclusion of the other. In doing so, they have narrowed the lens through which to view these components, and have therefore missed opportunities to develop integrated ...


Executive Aggrandizement In Foreign Affairs Lawmaking, Michael P. Van Alstine May 2006

Executive Aggrandizement In Foreign Affairs Lawmaking, Michael P. Van Alstine

Faculty Scholarship

This article analyzes the power of the President to create federal law on the foundation of the executive’s status as the constitutional representative of the United States in foreign affairs. Executive branch advocates have claimed such a power throughout constitutional history. Recent events also have revived this constitutional controversy with particular vigor. In specific, President Bush recently issued a surprise “Determination” which asserted that the implied executive powers of Article II of the Constitution permit the President to enforce in domestic law the obligations owed to foreign states under international law.

The article first sets the legal and factual ...


The Legacy Of John Graham: Strait-Jacketing Risk Assessment, Rena I. Steinzor May 2006

The Legacy Of John Graham: Strait-Jacketing Risk Assessment, Rena I. Steinzor

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Cause Lawyering And Social Movements: Can Solo And Small Firm Practitioners Anchor Social Movements?, Brenda Bratton Blom May 2006

Cause Lawyering And Social Movements: Can Solo And Small Firm Practitioners Anchor Social Movements?, Brenda Bratton Blom

Faculty Scholarship

As the demand for affordable legal services grows, law schools and the legal profession struggle to respond. By examining lessons from successful social movements in the last century, Cause Lawyering and Social Movements: Can Solo and Small Firm Practitioners anchor Social Movements looks at the Law School Consortium Project and its potential to participate in and anchor the social movements of our time. The collaboration of the law schools, networks of solo and small firm attorneys and activists at the local, regional and national level provide key elements for powerful change given the technological developments of the 21st century.


The Death Of Causation: Mass Products Torts' Incomplete Incorporation Of Social Welfare Principles, Donald G. Gifford Apr 2006

The Death Of Causation: Mass Products Torts' Incomplete Incorporation Of Social Welfare Principles, Donald G. Gifford

Faculty Scholarship

Legal actions against the manufacturers of disease-causing products, such as cigarettes and asbestos insulation, have redefined the landscape of tort liability during the past generation. These actions bedevil courts, because any particular victim often is unable to identify the manufacturer whose product caused her harm. Increasingly, but inconsistently, courts allow victims to recover without proof of individualized causation. This article argues that instrumental approaches seek to turn mass products tort law into the equivalent of a social welfare program, not unlike workers’ compensation or Social Security. As with any such program, the accident compensation system must include compensation entitlement boundaries ...


Teaching Legal Research And Writing With Actual Legal Work: Extending Clinical Education Into The First Year, Michael A. Millemann, Steven D. Schwinn Apr 2006

Teaching Legal Research And Writing With Actual Legal Work: Extending Clinical Education Into The First Year, Michael A. Millemann, Steven D. Schwinn

Faculty Scholarship

In this article, the co-authors argue that legal research and writing (LRW) teachers should use actual legal work to generate assignments. They recommend that clinical and LRW teachers work together to design, co-teach, and evaluate such courses. They describe two experimental courses they developed together and co-taught to support and clarify their arguments. They contend that actual legal work motivates students to learn the basic skills of research, analysis and writing, and thus helps to accomplish the primary goals of LRW courses. It also helps students to explore new dimensions of basic skills, including those related to the development and ...


In Practice, V. 6, No. 2, Spring 2006 Apr 2006

In Practice, V. 6, No. 2, Spring 2006

In Practice

No abstract provided.


Women And Microfinance: Why We Should Do More, Elissa Mccarter Apr 2006

Women And Microfinance: Why We Should Do More, Elissa Mccarter

Women, Leadership & Equality

No abstract provided.


Law & Health Care Newsletter, V. 13, No. 2, Spring 2006 Apr 2006

Law & Health Care Newsletter, V. 13, No. 2, Spring 2006

Law & Health Care Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Grappling With The Regulatory Environment For Chinese Public Procurement, Daniel J. Mitterhoff Mar 2006

Grappling With The Regulatory Environment For Chinese Public Procurement, Daniel J. Mitterhoff

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


A Price Theory Of Legal Bargaining: An Inquiry Into The Selection Of Settlement And Litigation Under Uncertainty, Robert J. Rhee Mar 2006

A Price Theory Of Legal Bargaining: An Inquiry Into The Selection Of Settlement And Litigation Under Uncertainty, Robert J. Rhee

Faculty Scholarship

Conventional wisdom says that economic surplus is created when the cost of litigation is foregone in favor of settlement, a theory flowing from the Coase Theorem. The cost-benefit analysis weighs settlement against the expected value of litigation net of transaction cost. This calculus yields the normative proposition that settlement is a superior form of dispute resolution and so most trials are considered errors. While simple in concept, the prevailing economic model is flawed. This article is a theoretical inquiry into the selection criteria of settlement and trial. It applies principles of financial economics to construct a pricing theory of legal ...


The Scarlet Gene: Behavioral Genetics, Criminal Law, And Racial And Ethnic Stigma, Karen H. Rothenberg, Alice Wang Mar 2006

The Scarlet Gene: Behavioral Genetics, Criminal Law, And Racial And Ethnic Stigma, Karen H. Rothenberg, Alice Wang

Faculty Scholarship

Imagine that a scientist from the state university asks you and your family to participate in a study on a particular gene variant associated with alcoholism. The project focuses on your ethnic group, the Tracy Islanders, who have a higher incidence of alcoholism, as well as a higher incidence of the gene variant, than the general population. You will not be informed whether you have the gene variant, but your participation in the study might help scientists develop drugs to help individuals control their addiction to alcohol. You have a family history of alcoholism, and you are concerned that your ...