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A Normative Analysis Of New Financially Engineered Derivatives, Peter H. Huang Jan 2000

A Normative Analysis Of New Financially Engineered Derivatives, Peter H. Huang

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This Article analyzes whether the introduction of new derivative assets makes a society better or worse off. Because trading such non-redundant derivatives produces new distributions of income across time and over possible future contingencies, individuals can utilize such financial instruments to hedge risks not possible before the introduction of these assets. Thus, it may seem that new derivatives unambiguously benefit society. In fact, introducing sufficiently many new derivatives completes asset markets. Asset markets are complete if trading on them can attain every possible payoff pattern of wealth across time and over possible future contingencies. The first fundamental theorem of welfare ...


Learning And Serving: Pro Bono Legal Services By Law Students, David L. Chambers, Cynthia F. Adcock Jan 2000

Learning And Serving: Pro Bono Legal Services By Law Students, David L. Chambers, Cynthia F. Adcock

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All lawyers' codes of professional ethics in the United States expect members of the bar to perform legal services for low-income persons. In practice, as we all know, many lawyers perform a great deal of such service while others do little or none. By much the same token, the accreditation rules of the American Bar Association urge all law schools to provide students with opportunities to do pro bono legal work; by much the same token, some schools in the United States have extensive programs for their students but many do not. In 1998, the Association of American Law Schools ...


Sentimental Stereotypes: Emotional Expectations For High-And Low-Status Group Members, Phoebe C. Ellsworth, Larissa Z. Tiedens, Batja Mesquita Jan 2000

Sentimental Stereotypes: Emotional Expectations For High-And Low-Status Group Members, Phoebe C. Ellsworth, Larissa Z. Tiedens, Batja Mesquita

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Three vignette studies examined stereotypes of the emotions associated with high- and low-status group members. In Study 1a, participants believed that in negative situations, high-status people feel more angry than sad or guilty and that low-status people feel more sad and guilty than angry. Study 1b showed that in response to positive outcomes, high-status people are expected to feel more pride and low-status people are expected to feel more appreciation. Study 2 showed that people also infer status from emotions: Angry and proud people are thought of as high status, whereas sad, guilty, and appreciative people are considered low status ...


Race In The Courtroom: Perceptions Of Guilt And Dispositional Attributions, Phoebe C. Ellsworth, Samuel R. Sommers Jan 2000

Race In The Courtroom: Perceptions Of Guilt And Dispositional Attributions, Phoebe C. Ellsworth, Samuel R. Sommers

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The present studies compare the judgments of White and Black mock jurors in interracial trials. In Study 1, the defendant’s race did not influence White college students’ decisions but Black students demonstrated ingroup/outgroup bias in their guilt ratings and attributions for the defendant’s behavior. The aversive nature of modern racism suggests that Whites are motivated to appear nonprejudiced when racial issues are salient; therefore, the race salience of a trial summary was manipulated and given to noncollege students in Study 2. Once again, the defendant’s race did not influence Whites when racial issues were salient. But ...


Prosecuting Violence/Reconstructing Community, Anthony V. Alfieri Jan 2000

Prosecuting Violence/Reconstructing Community, Anthony V. Alfieri

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For two centuries, the private violence of American history has paraded into courts for public trial. Often dramatized by the spectacle of rape and murder, the public trials of private violence increasingly are seen to decide the fates of both the accused and the victim of crime. The fate of community, whether the community of the victim, the accused, or the public, seems at first blush untouched by such trials. Like victims and their families, however, communities struck by violence suffer profound loss. That loss is expressed in the destruction of public discourse, reason, and citizenship. This public ruin is ...


Dealing With Histories Of Oppression: Black And Jewish Reactions To Passivity And Collaboration In William Styron's Confessions Of Nat Turner And Hannah Arendt's Eichmann In Jerusalem, David Abraham, Kimberly A. Mccoy Jan 2000

Dealing With Histories Of Oppression: Black And Jewish Reactions To Passivity And Collaboration In William Styron's Confessions Of Nat Turner And Hannah Arendt's Eichmann In Jerusalem, David Abraham, Kimberly A. Mccoy

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Shifting Power For Battered Women: Law, Material Resources, And Poor Women Of Color, Donna Coker Jan 2000

Shifting Power For Battered Women: Law, Material Resources, And Poor Women Of Color, Donna Coker

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Institutionalizing Economic Justice: A Latcrit Perspective On The Imperatives Of Linking The Reconstruction Of "Community" To The Transformation Of Legal Structures That Institutionalize The Depoliticization And Fragmentation Of Labor/Community Solidarity, Elizabeth M. Iglesias Jan 2000

Institutionalizing Economic Justice: A Latcrit Perspective On The Imperatives Of Linking The Reconstruction Of "Community" To The Transformation Of Legal Structures That Institutionalize The Depoliticization And Fragmentation Of Labor/Community Solidarity, Elizabeth M. Iglesias

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Constructing Solidarity: Interest And White Workers, Martha R. Mahoney Jan 2000

Constructing Solidarity: Interest And White Workers, Martha R. Mahoney

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Expanding Directions, Exploding Parameters: Culture And Nation In Latcrit Coalitional Imagination, Elizabeth M. Iglesias, Francisco Valdes Jan 2000

Expanding Directions, Exploding Parameters: Culture And Nation In Latcrit Coalitional Imagination, Elizabeth M. Iglesias, Francisco Valdes

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Whiteness And Remedy: Under-Ruling Civil Rights In Walker V. City Of Mesquite, Martha R. Mahoney Jan 2000

Whiteness And Remedy: Under-Ruling Civil Rights In Walker V. City Of Mesquite, Martha R. Mahoney

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