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Dave Owen on Debunking the Myths of Environmental Law

Published on: Author: David Takacs

In his scholarly works, Professor Dave Owen often starts by telling the story that everyone knows about a certain central doctrine of environmental law, and then uses empirical data to meticulously pick apart why that narrative that everyone knows is right is actually wrong. In so doing, he’s not just trying to skewer sacred cows;… Continue reading

Heather Field on Tax Practice and Ethics

Published on: Author: Manoj Viswanathan

Heather Field, my colleague and fellow tax scholar, has written two important articles at the intersection of the practice of tax law and professional ethics. There are scant resources for (1) tax practitioners seeking guidance on how to act ethically when making discretionary decisions involving aggressive tax planning and (2) tax law faculty who want… Continue reading

Scott Dodson on Rule 23’s Negative History

Published on: Author: Morris Ratner

In a forthcoming article in the New York University Law Review, my colleague Scott Dodson takes us through the looking glass by providing a “negative retrospective” of the class action rule that might have been. To anyone who feels comfortable with the current text of Rule 23, this is exciting and challenging reading, in part… Continue reading

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

Published on: Author: Scott Dodson

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