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Comparing & Contrasting Economic And Natural Law Approaches To Policymaking, Eric Kades Jan 2023

Comparing & Contrasting Economic And Natural Law Approaches To Policymaking, Eric Kades

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Eric Claeys’s monograph, Natural Property Rights, offers a comprehensive and thoughtful articulation of a general theory of property rights rooted in the natural law tradition. This detailed review compares Claeys’s work with the consequentialist law and economics perspective on property. After contrasting their objectives, assumptions, and methodologies this article concludes that, unlike more absolutist approaches, Claeys’s flavor of natural property rights places a modicum of weight on the welfare effects central to economic analysis. This restrained nod in the direction of practicality, however, does not eliminate some of the long-known weaknesses of natural law. Perhaps the most glaring gap …


Doux Commerce, Religion, And The Limits Of Antidiscrimination Law, Nathan B. Oman Apr 2017

Doux Commerce, Religion, And The Limits Of Antidiscrimination Law, Nathan B. Oman

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Recent cases involving religious businesses owners who object to providing services for same-sex weddings and resulting lawsuits have generated a vigorous academic and popular debate. That debate centers in part on the proper role of religion in the market. This article develops three theories of the proper relationship between commerce and religion and applies them to these conflicts. The first approach would apply the norms of liberal democratic governments to market actors. The second approach posits that any market outcome is legitimate so long as it results from voluntary contracts. These approaches yield contradictory and indeterminate advice on the conflicts …


Pay-For-Performance In Prison: Using Healthcare Economics To Improve Criminal Justice, W. David Ball Apr 2016

Pay-For-Performance In Prison: Using Healthcare Economics To Improve Criminal Justice, W. David Ball

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For much of the last seventy-plus years, healthcare providers in the United States have been paid under the fee-for-service system, where providers are reimbursed for procedures performed, not outcomes obtained. Providers, insurers, and consumers are motivated by different individual and organizational incentives; costs and burdens of patient care are shifted from one part of the system to another. The result has been a system that combines exploding costs without concomitant increases in quality. Healthcare economists and policymakers have reacted by proposing a number of policies designed to reign in costs without sacrificing quality. One approach is to focus on the …


The Need For A Law Of Church And Market, Nathan B. Oman Apr 2015

The Need For A Law Of Church And Market, Nathan B. Oman

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This Essay uses Helfand and Richman’s fine article to raise the question of the law of church and market. In Part I, I argue that the question of religion’s proper relationship to the market is more than simply another aspect of the church-state debates. Rather, it is a topic deserving explicit reflection in its own right. In Part II, I argue that Helfand and Richman demonstrate the danger of creating the law of church and market by accident. Courts and legislators do this when they resolve questions religious commerce poses by applying legal theories developed without any thought for the …


Free Trade In Patented Goods: International Exhaustion For Patents, Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec Apr 2014

Free Trade In Patented Goods: International Exhaustion For Patents, Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec

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Modern international trade law seeks to increase global welfare by lowering barriers to trade and encouraging international competition. This “free trade” approach, while originally applied to reduce tariffs on trade, has been extended to challenge non-tariff barriers, with modern trade agreements targeting telecommunication regulations, industrial and product safety standards, and intellectual property rules. Patent law, however, remains inconsistent with free-trade principles by allowing patent holders to subdivide the world market along national borders and to forbid trade in patented goods from one nation to another. This Article demonstrates that the doctrines thwarting free trade in patented goods are protectionist remnants …


Reforming Legal Education To Prepare Law Students Optimally For Real-World Practice, John M. Lande Jan 2013

Reforming Legal Education To Prepare Law Students Optimally For Real-World Practice, John M. Lande

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This article synthesizes major points in the October 2012 symposium of the University of Missouri School of Law Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, entitled "Overcoming Barriers in Preparing Law Students for Real-World Practice." There is a growing consensus that American law schools need to do a better job of preparing students to practice law. Teaching students to think like a lawyer is still necessary but it is not sufficient for students to act like a lawyer soon after they graduate.


Markets As A Moral Foundation For Contract Law, Nathan B. Oman Nov 2012

Markets As A Moral Foundation For Contract Law, Nathan B. Oman

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Rethinking Microfinance, Lan Cao Jul 2012

Rethinking Microfinance, Lan Cao

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The Family And The Market -- Redux, Maxine Eichner Jan 2012

The Family And The Market -- Redux, Maxine Eichner

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A Collaborative Model Of Offshore Legal Outsourcing, Cassandra Burke Robertson Jan 2011

A Collaborative Model Of Offshore Legal Outsourcing, Cassandra Burke Robertson

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International outsourcing has come to the legal profession. The ABA and other bar associations have given it their stamp of approval, and an ailing economy has pushed both clients and firms to consider sending more legal work abroad. This article integrates research from the fields of organizational behavior, social psychology, and economic theory to analyze the effectiveness of the legal outsourcing relationship. It identifies organizational pressures in the practice of law that affect how legal work is performed in a transnational context, and it examines how individuals on both sides of the outsourcing process influence the success or failure of …


The Future Of Music: Reconfiguring Public Performance Rights, Gary Myers, George Howard Apr 2010

The Future Of Music: Reconfiguring Public Performance Rights, Gary Myers, George Howard

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This article focuses on two concrete measures to improve the music industry prognosis. Public performance rights have long been an important piece of the economic pie that helps support the music business. This article suggests that the scope of public performance rights should be fundamentally reassessed and expanded. This expansion involves two specific and complementary reconfigurations.


Managing Medical Bills On The Brink Of Bankruptcy, Melissa B. Jacoby, Mirya Holman Jan 2010

Managing Medical Bills On The Brink Of Bankruptcy, Melissa B. Jacoby, Mirya Holman

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Rethinking Gender And Human Rights In The Global Political Economy, Deborah M. Weissman Jan 2009

Rethinking Gender And Human Rights In The Global Political Economy, Deborah M. Weissman

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Diversifying America's Energy Future: The Future Of Renewable Wind Power, Ronald H. Rosenberg Oct 2008

Diversifying America's Energy Future: The Future Of Renewable Wind Power, Ronald H. Rosenberg

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Human Rights And Globalization: Putting The Race To The Top In Perspective, Holning S. Lau Jan 2008

Human Rights And Globalization: Putting The Race To The Top In Perspective, Holning S. Lau

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Impact On Oregon's Budget Of Introducing Same-Sex Domestic Partnerships, M.V. Lee Badgett, R. Bradley Sears, Elizabeth Kukura, Holning S. Lau, The Williams Institute Jan 2008

Impact On Oregon's Budget Of Introducing Same-Sex Domestic Partnerships, M.V. Lee Badgett, R. Bradley Sears, Elizabeth Kukura, Holning S. Lau, The Williams Institute

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Will Marriage Promotion Work?, Vivian E. Hamilton Oct 2007

Will Marriage Promotion Work?, Vivian E. Hamilton

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The Law And Economics Of Identity, Rafael Gely Jan 2007

The Law And Economics Of Identity, Rafael Gely

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A growing number of legal scholars have written about the demands that society and particular employers have placed on non-traditional employees to perform their identities, “or make themselves palatable” to their employers, by comporting with the criteria that the institution values. These authors have forcefully made the argument that some of these requirements are actually a form of class subordination; as a response, they argue for various forms of legal intervention.


Impact On Washington State's Budget Of Allowing Same-Sex Couples To Marry, M.V. Lee Badgett, R. Bradley Sears, Elizabeth Kukura, Holning S. Lau, The Williams Institute Jan 2006

Impact On Washington State's Budget Of Allowing Same-Sex Couples To Marry, M.V. Lee Badgett, R. Bradley Sears, Elizabeth Kukura, Holning S. Lau, The Williams Institute

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Exclusive Dealing, The Theory Of The Firm, And Raising Rivals' Costs: Toward A New Synthesis, Alan J. Meese Oct 2005

Exclusive Dealing, The Theory Of The Firm, And Raising Rivals' Costs: Toward A New Synthesis, Alan J. Meese

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Monopolization, Exclusion, And The Theory Of The Firm, Alan J. Meese Jan 2005

Monopolization, Exclusion, And The Theory Of The Firm, Alan J. Meese

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Market Failure And Non-Standard Contracting: How The Ghost Of Perfect Competition Still Haunts Antitrust, Alan J. Meese Jan 2005

Market Failure And Non-Standard Contracting: How The Ghost Of Perfect Competition Still Haunts Antitrust, Alan J. Meese

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Race Matters In Bankruptcy, A. Mechele Dickerson Oct 2004

Race Matters In Bankruptcy, A. Mechele Dickerson

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The Law And Economics Of Employee Information Exchange In The Knowledge Economy, Rafael Gely, Leonard Bierman Apr 2004

The Law And Economics Of Employee Information Exchange In The Knowledge Economy, Rafael Gely, Leonard Bierman

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Mr. Fowler's story illustrates nicely how, in the new economy, knowledge has become both the key production process component and an important object of exchange itself. While knowledge has always been a component of economic activity, it has become “the one factor of production” capable of increasing the productive capacity of both capital and labor. Mr. Fowler's story also reminds us that, as it was the case in years past, the interests of employers and employees do not necessarily coincide when it comes to allocating rights regarding the ownership and exchange of knowledge.Interestingly, this transition towards a “knowledge economy,” and …


The Transnational And Sub-National In Global Crimes, Lan Cao Jan 2004

The Transnational And Sub-National In Global Crimes, Lan Cao

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Property Rights And Intrabrand Restraints, Alan J. Meese Jan 2004

Property Rights And Intrabrand Restraints, Alan J. Meese

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Intrabrand restraints limit the discretion of one or more sellers-usually dealers-with respect to the disposition of a product sold under a single brand. While most scholars believe that such contracts can help assure optimal promotion of a manufacturer's products, there is disagreement about the exact manner in which such restraints accomplish this objective. Many scholars believe that such restraints themselves induce dealers to engage in promotional activities desired by the manufacturer. Others believe that such restraints merely serve as "performance bonds," which dealers will forfeit if they fail to follow the manufacturer's precise promotional instructions. Some scholars reject both approaches, …


Medical Research Oversight From The Corporate Governance Perspective: Comparing Institutional Review Boards And Corporate Boards, Richard S. Saver Jan 2004

Medical Research Oversight From The Corporate Governance Perspective: Comparing Institutional Review Boards And Corporate Boards, Richard S. Saver

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The Economic Ambiguity (And Possible Irrelevance) Of Tax Transition Rules, Eric D. Chason Apr 2003

The Economic Ambiguity (And Possible Irrelevance) Of Tax Transition Rules, Eric D. Chason

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A Challenge To The Rationale For General Economic Crime Sentence Increases Following Sarbanes-Oxley, Frank O. Bowman Iii Apr 2003

A Challenge To The Rationale For General Economic Crime Sentence Increases Following Sarbanes-Oxley, Frank O. Bowman Iii

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I am writing in response to the Commission's request for comment published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2003. I will address the question of whether the base offense level and/or the loss table of U.S.S.G. § 2B1.1 should be further modified to provide across-the-board sentence increases for economic crime offenders at virtually all loss levels. In my view, no case for doing so has yet been made.


Raising Rivals' Costs: Can The Agencies Do More Good Than Harm?, Alan J. Meese Jan 2003

Raising Rivals' Costs: Can The Agencies Do More Good Than Harm?, Alan J. Meese

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No abstract provided.