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2005 USC Legal Studies Working Paper Series
- 05-1 Elizabeth Garrett, California's Hybrid Democracy (forthcoming in George Washington Law Review (2005)).
- 05-2 Mark I. Weinstein, Don't Leave Home Without It: Limited Liability and American Express.
- 05-3 Edward J. McCaffery, Three Views of Tax.
- 05-4 Dilan A. Esper and Gregory C. Keating, Abusing "Duty."
- 05-5 Andrei Marmor, The Immorality of Textualism (forthcoming in N. Staudt, ed., The Language of the Law: Interpretive Theories and Their Limits, Loyola Law Review.)
- 05-6 Gillian K. Hadfield, Exploring Economic and Democratic Theories of Civil Litigation: Differences Between Individual and Organizational Litigants in the Disposition of Federal Civil Cases (forthcoming in Stanford Law Review).
- 05-7 Gillian K. Hadfield, The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund: "An Unprecedented Experiment in American Democracy" (forthcoming in The Future of Terrorism Risk Insurance, published by Defense Research Institute).
- 05-8 Edward J. McCaffery and Jonathan Baron, The Political Psychology of Redistribution.
- 05-9 Elizabeth Garrett, The Story of Clinton v. City of New York: Congress Can Take Care of Itself (forthcoming in Peter Strauss, ed., Administrative Law Stories (2005)).
- 05-10 Christopher D. Stone, Ethics in International Environmental Law (forthcoming in Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law, 2006).
- 05-11 Edward J. McCaffery, A New Understanding of Tax (forthcoming in Michigan Law Review, 2005).
- 05-12 George Lefcoe, The Regulation of Superstores: The Legality of Zoning Ordinances Emerging from Skirmishes Between Wal*Mart and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
- 05-13 Ehud Kamar, Beyond Competition for Incorporations (94 Georgetown L.J. 1725 (2006)).
- 05-14 Edward J. McCaffery, Good Hybrids/Bad Hybrids (published in Tax Analysts/Tax Notes, June 27, 2005, pp. 1699-1709).
- 05-15 Mary L. Dudziak and Leti Volpp, Introduction: Legal Borderlands: Law and the Construction of American Borders, a Special Issue of American Quarterly (American Quarterly, September 2005).
- 05-16 Andrei Marmor, Legal Positivism: Still Descriptive and Morally Neutral.
- 05-17 Timur Kuran and Edward J. McCaffery, Sex Differences in the Acceptability of Discrimination.
- 05-18 Thomas W. Gilligan and John G. Matsusaka, Public Choice Principles of Redistricting.
- 05-19 Edward J. McCaffery, The Uneasy Case for Capital Taxation.
- 05-20 Elizabeth Garrett, The Promise and Perils of Hybrid Democracy (The Henry Lecture, University of Oklahoma Law School, October 13, 2005).
- 05-21 Vanessa Baird and Tonja Jacobi, The Dissent Becomes the Majority: Using Federalism to Transform Coalitions in the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 05-22 Gillian K. Hadfield, Feminism, Fairness, and Welfare: An Invitation to Feminist Law and Economics (forthcoming in 1 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 285 (2005)).
- 05-23 Daniel Klerman, Trademark Dilution, Search Costs, and Naked Licensing.
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