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2003 USC Legal Studies Working Paper Series
- 03-1 Edwin M. Smith, The Laws of War and Humanitarian Law: A Turbulent Vista, 9 Global Governance 115 (2003) (© by Lynne Rienner Publishers, used with permission).
- 03-2 Mary L. Dudziak, Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall and the Constitution of Kenya.
- 03-3 Mary L. Dudziak, Who Cares about Courts? Creating a Constituency for Judicial Independence in Africa (101 Michigan Law Rev. 1622 (2003)) .
- 03-4 Mary L. Dudziak, The Politics of "The Least Dangerous Branch": The Court, the Constitution and Constitutional Politics Since 1945, in Jean-Christophe Agnew and Roy Rosenzweig, eds., A Companion to Post-1945 America (Blackwell Press, 2002).
- 03-5 Timur Kuran and Edward J. McCaffery, Expanding Discrimination Research: Beyond Ethnicity and to the Web.
- 03-6 Elizabeth Garrett, Legislating Chevron.
- 03-7 Jennifer Arlen and Eric Talley, Unregulable Defenses and the Perils of Shareholder Choice.
- 03-8 Seth Seabury and Eric Talley, Private Information, Self-Serving Biases, and Optimal Settlement Mechanisms: Theory and Evidence.
- 03-9 Jennifer Arlen and W. Bentley MacLeod, Torts, Expertise and Authority: Liability of Physicians and Managed Care Organizations.
- 03-10 Ehud Kamar, A Regulatory Competition Theory of Indeterminacy in Corporate Law.
- 03-11 Tom Griffith, Taxing Sunny Days: Adjusting Taxes for Regional Living Costs and Amenities.
- 03-12 Ehud Kamar, Shareholder Litigation Under Indeterminate Corporate Law.
- 03-13 Elizabeth Garrett and Daniel A. Smith, Veiled Political Actors: The Real Threat to Campaign Disclosure Statutes.
- 03-14 Gregory C. Keating, Pressing Precaution Beyond the Point of Cost Justification.
- 03-15 Andrei Marmor, Authority, Equality and Democracy.
- 03-16 Andrei Marmor, The Rule of Law and its Limits.
- 03-17 Andrei Marmor, Entitlement to Land and The Right of Return: An Embarrassing Challenge to Liberal Zionism.
- 03-18 Mary L. Dudziak, September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? - Introduction (Duke University Press (forthcoming)).
- 03-19 Dan Simon, Daniel C. Krawczyk, Keith J. Holyoak, Construction of Preferences by Constraint Satisfaction (PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 15(5), 331 (2004)).
- 03-20 Dan Simon, Chadwick J. Snow, Stephen J. Read, The Redux of Cognitive Consistency Theories: Evidence Judgments by Constraint Satisfaction.
- 03-21 Edward J. McCaffery, The Fair Timing of Tax.
- 03-22 Edward J. McCaffery and Jonathan Baron, Heuristics and Biases in Thinking about Tax.
- 03-23 David Enoch and Andrei Marmor, The Case Against Moral Luck.
- 03-24 John G. Matsusaka, Have Voter Initiatives Paralyzed the California Budget?
USC Law Launches Online Human Resources Certificate
June 7, 2018
New online certificate will help professionals advance in the field.
Washington Post Publisher Challenges and Inspires
May 17, 2018
Gould alum Fred Ryan urges new lawyers to keep pace with “disruptive change”
Standout Ceremony for LLM Commencement
May 17, 2018
Representing 46 countries, Class of 2018 is Gould's most diverse ever