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2010 USC Legal Studies Working Paper Series
10-1 Edward D. Kleinbard, Tax Expenditure Framework Legislation.
10-2 Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela Gross, Comparative Studies of Law, Slavery and Race in the Americas (forthcoming in 6 Annual Rev. of Law and Soc. Sci. (2010)).
10-3 Craig M. Burnett, Elizabeth Garrett, and Mathew D. McCubbins, The Dilemma of Direct Democracy.
10-4 Edward D. Kleinbard, The Congress Within the Congress: How Tax Expenditures Distort Our Budget and Our Political Process (forthcoming in 36 Ohio Northern Univ. L. Rev. 1 (2010)).
10-5 Anthony Bertelli and Peter John, Performance Measurement as a Political Discipline Mechanism.
10-6 Andrei Marmor, The Dilemma of Authority.
10-7 Edward D. Kleinbard, An American Dual Income Tax: Nordic Precedents (forthcoming in 5 Northwestern J. L. & Soc. Pol'y 41 (2010)).
10-8 Gillian Hadfield, Law for a Flat World: Legal Infrastructure and the New Economy.
10-9 Nina Walton, Delegated Monitoring: When Can Boards Rely on Outside Experts?
10-10 Gregory C. Keating, Is Tort a Remedial Institution?
10-11 Ronald R. Garet, To Secure the Blessings.
10-12 Mary L. Dudziak, Just Say No: Birth Control in the Connecticut Supreme Court Before Griswold v. Connecticut (75 Iowa Law Rev. 915 (1990)).
10-13 Nina Walton, On the Optimal Allocation of Power Between Shareholders and Managers.
10-14 Edward Kleinbard, Constitutional Kreplach (Tax Notes, Aug. 16, 2010, pp. 755-762).
10-15 Mary L. Dudziak, Unlimited War and Social Change: Unpacking the Cold War's Impact.
10-16 George Lefcoe, Competing for the Next Hundred Million Americans: The Uses and Abuses of Tax Increment Financing (43 Urban Lawyer 427 (2011)).
10-17 Nomi M. Stolzenberg, Taking Blessings Seriously: A Comment on Ronald R. Garet's "To Secure the Blessings."
10-18 Jonathan M. Barnett, The Host's Dilemma: Strategic Forfeiture in Platform Markets for Informational Goods (forthcoming in Harvard L. Rev.).
10-19 Colin H. McCubbins and Mathew D. McCubbins, Proposition 13 and The California Fiscal Shell Game.
10-20 Gillian K. Hadfield and Barry R. Weingast, What is Law? A Coordination Model of the Characteristics of Legal Order.
10-21 Gillian K. Hadfield, Producing Law for Innovation (forthcoming in Kauffman Task Force for Law, Innovation and Growth, Rules for Growth (2011)).
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