Posts by Scott Dodson

Jared Ellias on Bankruptcy Forum Shopping

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What drives forum-shopping? Is it that sophisticated litigants seek jurisdictions that offer judicial expertise and predictable application of the law, or is it that sophisticated litigants seek to game the system by seeking out judges more likely to be biased in their favor? In “What Drives Bankruptcy Forum Shopping? Evidence from Market Data,” Professor Jared… Continue reading

Zach Price on Congressional Control of Executive Spending

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My colleague Zach Price, who writes about constitutional law, with a specific emphasis on separation of powers and executive power, has written a timely and very important new article called “Funding Conditions and Separation of Powers,” forthcoming in Vanderbilt Law Review. The article tackles a heady issue of law and politics: when are congressional conditions… Continue reading

Joan Williams on Understanding the Working Class

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My illustrious colleague Joan Williams has published a new book with Harvard Business Review Press called White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America. The book is an expansion of her widely shared (more than 3.5 million times!) essay on the working class and the 2016 presidential election. In the book, Professor Williams offers an… Continue reading

Morris Ratner on Class-Action Settlement Certification in the Lower Courts

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My colleague Morris Ratner, who writes about complex litigation and ethics, has written an important new article, “Class Conflicts,” forthcoming in Washington Law Review. The article offers a detailed descriptive account of how lower courts have managed intraclass conflicts in class-action settlements after Amchem and Ortiz, a pair of Supreme Court cases from the 1990s… Continue reading

Hello world!

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Welcome to the new Scholarship Blog at UC Hastings College of the Law. The blog is meant to disseminate the ideas of the thought leaders here at UC Hastings to readers of all stripes: academics, lawmakers, practitioners, judges, and others. We have modeled this blog on the successful JOTWELL model in two ways. First, the… Continue reading