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The Jurisprudence Of Love, Barbara L. Atwell Jan 2008

The Jurisprudence Of Love, Barbara L. Atwell

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

Part I of this article explores the concept of Love as an energetic, vibrational, and spiritual force. Part II provides an overview of what Love means in practice. Part III explores two areas of the law--access to health care and global warming--and suggests that significant improvements to those laws would be generated by a Love-based approach to the law.


When Perception Changes Reality: An Empirical Study Of Investors' Views Of The Fairness Of Securities Arbitration, Jill I. Gross Jan 2008

When Perception Changes Reality: An Empirical Study Of Investors' Views Of The Fairness Of Securities Arbitration, Jill I. Gross

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

Arbitration in securities industry-sponsored forums is the primary mechanism to resolve disputes between investors and their brokerage firms. Because it is mandatory, participants debate its fairness, and Congress has introduced legislation to ban pre-dispute arbitration clauses in customer agreements. Missing from the debate has been empirical research of perceptions of fairness by the participants, especially investors. To fill that gap, we mailed 25,000 surveys to participants in recent securities arbitrations involving customers to learn their views of the process. The article first details the survey's background, explains the importance of surveying perceptions of fairness, and describes our methodologies, procedures, and …


Disaster Planning: What We Have (And Haven't) Learned, Gary A. Munneke Jan 2008

Disaster Planning: What We Have (And Haven't) Learned, Gary A. Munneke

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

Basic disaster planning is not only cost-effective but relatively easy to integrate with other planning activities. By looking at the experiences of lawyers and law firms that have survived disasters in recent years, it is possible to gain insights that will help us overcome such adversity. Transactional business lawyers, whose clients are frequently the victims of the same forces that harm lawyers, have a special obligation to serve these clients in times of crisis in order to restore these businesses to functionality and commerce to the community at large.


Losing Ground: Nation On Edge, John R. Nolon Jan 2008

Losing Ground: Nation On Edge, John R. Nolon

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

The primary objective of our book is to refocus attention on the mitigation element of this enduring debate. The chapters in this edited volume grow out of our multiyear program entitled Nation on Edge. The purpose of this program was to draw together leading scholars and practitioners in a collective conversation on the subject of disaster mitigation; that is, on questions of how government can better manage private and public decisionmaking and can more effectively regulate the use of private property in order to curtail damage from inevitable disasters. Our book stands alongside the expanding collection of government reports, essays, …


Remedying Our Fragmented Governmental Structures To Deal With Our Nation-On-Edge Problems, Jeffrey G. Miller Jan 2008

Remedying Our Fragmented Governmental Structures To Deal With Our Nation-On-Edge Problems, Jeffrey G. Miller

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

The argument against crafting federal regulations for problems stemming from development in disaster-prone areas (nation-on-edge problems) assumes that these types of problems are essentially local problems requiring unique local solutions. In this Article, Jeffrey G. Miller challenges this assumption, reasoning that a flexible framework of federal regulations would indeed be effective at remedying these problems. He suggests that such a framework could be modeled after the Clean Water Act's (CWA's) point source pollution control regime. A permitting system similar to that set out in the CWA would promote best management practices while still allowing local entities the freedom to determine …


A Climate Of Extremes: Transboundary Conflict Resolution, Elizabeth Burleson Jan 2008

A Climate Of Extremes: Transboundary Conflict Resolution, Elizabeth Burleson

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

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