Friday, July 13, 2012

Recent Publications by Chuck Knapp

Chuck Knapp has published (or is about to publish) the following:

"Contract Law Walks the Plank: Carnival Cruise Lines v. Shute," 12 Nev. L. Rev. 553 (2012) (symposium issue).

"Unconscionability in American Contract Law: A Twenty First Century Survey," chapter in Commercial Contract Law: A Transatlantic Perspective (L. DiMatteo et al., eds.) (Cambridge Univ. Press 2012).

"Is There a 'Duty to Read'?," Chapter 11, Revisiting the Contracts Scholarship of Stewart Macaulay: On the Empirical and the Lyrical (Jean Braucher, John Kidwell and William Whitford, eds.) (Hart Pub. forthcoming 2012).

Recent Publications by Darien Shanske

Darien Shanske has published, or is about to publish, the following:

"A New Theory of the State Corporate Income Tax: The State Corporate Income Tax as Retail Sales Tax Complement," Tax Law Review (forthcoming 2013).

"The Trouble with Tax Increase Limitations," Albany Government Law Review,
(forthcoming 2012) (invited symposium piece) (with David

"The Saga of State ‘Amazon’ Laws: Reflections on the Colorado Decision," State
Tax Notes
, (forthcoming 2012).

"On Tax Increase Limitations: Part II – Evasion and Transcendence," 63 State
Tax Notes
245 (2012) (with David Gamage).

"Three Essays On Tax Salience: Market Salience and Political Salience," 65 Tax
Law Review 19 (2012) (with David Gamage).

"How Less Can Be More: Using the Federal Income Tax to Stabilize State and Local Finance, 31 Virginia Tax Review 413 (2012).

Williams on Gender Issues

Joan Williams has authored or co-authored the following pieces:

Joan C. Williams & Amy Cuddy, "Will Working Mothers Take You to Court?," Harvard Business Review (September 2012) at 1900.

Stephanie Bornstein, Joan C. Williams & Genevieve Painter, Discrimination
against Mothers is the Strongest Form of Workplace Gender Discrimination:
Lessons from U.S. Caregiver Discrimination Law, 28(1) International Journal of
Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations 45 (2012).

Joan C. Williams, Jumpstarting the Stalled Gender Revolution: Justice Ginsburg and
Reconstructive Feminism, 63 Hastings Law Journal 1267 (2012).

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wu on Vincent Chin

Frank Wu has published an op-ed in the June 23 New York Times titled, "Why Vincent Chin Matters." In it, he says: "“Everyone who cares about the promise of our increasingly diverse nation ought to see in this tragedy the possibility of social change arising from tragic
violence.” Here's the link:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hazard on Facebook and Privacy

Geoff Hazard has published an article called "Facebook Fallicies," 65 Arkansas L. Rev. 1 (2012). Geoff concludes that social networking posts may be used as evidence by prosecuting authorities because such use neither constitutes a compulsory interrogation within the meaning of the Fifth Amendment nor violates any "reasonable expectation of privacy" within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Roht-Arriaza on Amnesty in Central America

Naomi Roht-Arriaza has published a book chapter (with Emily Braid) called "De Facto and De Jure Amnesty Laws: The Central American Case," in Amnesty in the Age of Human Rights Accountability: Comparative and International Perspectives (Francesca Lessa and Leigh A. Payne, eds., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012).

Roht-Arriaza on International Aid for Prosecutions in Guatemala

Naomi Roht-Arriaza has published a book chapter (with Almudena Bernabeu) titled, "Many Roads to Justice: Transnational Prosecutions and International Support for Criminal Investigations in Post-Conflict Guatemala." The book is The Role of Courts in Transitional Justice: Voices from Latin America and Spain (Jessica Almqvist and Carlos Esposito, eds., Routledge, 2011).

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Feldman on Rethinking Patent Law

Robin Feldman has published her second university press book, this one titled Rethinking Patent Law (Harvard Univ. Press). It has just been released. Here is the book description:

Scientific and technological innovations are forcing the inadequacies of
patent law into the spotlight. Robin Feldman explains why patents are causing so
much trouble. She urges lawmakers to focus on crafting rules that anticipate
future bargaining, not on the impossible task of assigning precise boundaries to
rights when an invention is new.

Here is a review of the book by Sonia Katyal, a leading mind in intellectual property law:

A beautifully written, engaging account of the bargain aspect of patent
entitlements. Feldman's influential theory transforms the way we look at
inventions and the laws protecting them. A pathbreaking work that is required
reading for anyone wishing to understand how our patent system operates—and how
it should change for the future.

Here is the link to it on

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Zitrin on Reducing Class Size

Richard Zitrin is publishing an article in Monday, June 9's issue of The Recorder, titled "Reducing Class Size is the Right Thing to Do." Here is the link:

Friday, May 11, 2012

Hand on Lessons from the Bo Xilai Affair

Keith Hand has published an article called "Exploring Constitutional Reform in the Wake of the Bo Xilai Affair," in Vol. 12, Issue 10 of the Jamestown Foundation China Brief (May 11, 2012). Here's the link:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Levine on California Procedure

David Levine has three new publications on California procedure:

Civil Procedure in California (2012 ed. of rulebook)

Quick Review, California Civil Procedure (2d ed.) (co-author)

O'Connor's California Practice: Civil Pretrial (2012 ed.) (co-editor)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Feldman on Incentivizing Biosimilars

Robin Feldman and her co-author, Hastings 3L Jason Kantor, have accepted an offer to publish their article titled, "Incentivizing Biosimilars," in the next volume of the Hastings Law Journal.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Williams on Reshaping the Work-Family Debate

Joan Williams' book, Reshaping the Work Family Debate, has gone paperback.

Williams on the Class Culture Gap

Joan Williams has published a chapter called "The Class Culture Gap" in the book, Facing Social Class: How Societal Rank Influences Interaction (Susan T. Fiske & Hazel Rose Marcus, eds. 2010).

Williams on "Tough Guise"

Joan Williams has published an article called "Tough Guise," 9 Issues in Legal Scholarship 1 (2011). You'll just have to look it up and read it yourself!