Alina Ball on Representing Small Businesses Effectively

Published on: Author: Shauna Marshall

Employment and economic growth in the United States have always relied, in part, on the steady creation of small businesses. Start-ups, small restaurants, innovative mom and pop stores, and non-profits are all needed for a healthy economy. Yet, as Professor Alina Ball points out so ably in her article, Primary Care Lawyers: A Holistic Approach… Continue reading

Manoj Viswanathan & Alina Ball on Creating a Transactional Tax Clinic

Published on: Author: Heather Field

Law school clinics have long served students interested in litigation. And the past decade has brought a dramatic increase in the number of transactional-law clinics at law schools across the country, which is clearly a positive development for the many law students who are interested in business/transactional work. But what about students interested in transactional… Continue reading

Heather Field on “Tax Loopholes”

Published on: Author: Manoj Viswanathan

Politicians, pundits, and countless others indiscriminately describe disfavored provisions as “tax loopholes.” Yet as my colleague and fellow tax scholar Professor Heather Field demonstrates in her recently published article, A Taxonomy for Tax Loopholes, the term lacks definitional clarity. The phrase has been used, variously, to reference statutory ambiguities, violations of the spirit of the… Continue reading

Eumi Lee on Mugshots on the Internet

Published on: Author: Hadar Aviram

Jon Ronson’s recent book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed examines the plight of people whose reputations were besmirched online and their efforts to restore their good names. The combination of the availability of a breathtaking amount of information on individuals and the sanctimoniousness of call-out culture creates a “perfect storm,” in which a sullied reputation is… Continue reading

Jaime King on the Anti-Competitive Potential of Cross-Market Mergers in Health Care

Published on: Author: Robin Feldman

What drives health care costs ever higher? Consolidation may be playing a key role. In this context, Professor Jaime King’s contribution to the St. Louis University Annual Health Law Symposium, “The Anti-Competitive Potential of Cross-Market Mergers in Health Care” (coauthored with Erin C. Fuse Brown), is a clarion call for antitrust authorities to consider seriously… Continue reading

Ben Depoorter on the Moral-Hazard Effect of Liquidated Damages

Published on: Author: Jared Ellias

When a principal hires an agent to perform a task, she puts herself at risk of sustaining losses resulting from the agent’s lack of effort. For example, consider a homeowner who hires a plumber to fix a pipe. The plumber can choose to put forth great effort toward a long-lasting fix or to put forth… Continue reading

Scott Dodson on Jurisdiction in the Trump Era

Published on: Author: Rick Marcus

Scott Dodson is rightly regarded as “Mr. Jurisdiction” among American legal academics. He has written a spate of articles about many different jurisdictional issues that establish him as the leading authority of his generation on these subjects. In Jurisdiction in the Trump Era, a contribution to a symposium with Fordham Law Review, he draws on this expertise to… Continue reading

Binyamin Blum on the Legal History of Forensic Evidence

Published on: Author: Reuel Schiller

At the center of Binyamin Blum’s prize-winning article “The Hounds of Empire: Forensic Dog Tracking in Britain and its Colonies, 1888-1953,” 35 Law and History Review 621 (2017), is a counterintuitive narrative. An uninformed reader (such as yours truly) could be forgiven for believing that modern, “scientific,” forensic techniques—fingerprinting, tool marking, analysis of skeletal remains,… Continue reading

Scott Dodson on Reconceptualizing Jurisdiction

Published on: Author: Zach Price

My colleague Scott Dodson has established himself as one of the country’s leading civil procedure scholars by tackling some of the subject’s trickiest puzzles. In a recent article in the Georgetown Law Journal called “Jurisdiction and Its Effects,” Professor Dodson has done it again, training his sights on the vexed subject of jurisdiction. Professor Dodson… Continue reading