Volume 47, Issue 3 Spring 2014




Katherine L. Record and Lawrence O. Gostin
What Will it Take? Terrorism, Mass Murder, Gang Violence, and Suicides: The American Way, or Do We Strive for a Better Way? (PDF)

Veronica Root
Retaining Color (PDF)

Anne Yantus
Sentence Creep: Increasing Penalties in Michigan and the Need for Sentencing Reform (PDF)

Tiffany R. Murphy
Futility of Exhaustion: Why Brady Claims Should Trump Federal Exhaustion Requirements (PDF)

Karen Syma Czapanskiy
Special Kids, Special Parents, Special Education (PDF)

Shaakirrah R. Sanders
Making the Right Call for Confrontation at Felony Sentencing (PDF)


Emily Himes Iversen
Invading the Realm of the Dead: Exploring the (Im)Propriety of Punitive Damage Awards Against Estates (PDF)

John Patrick Clayton
The Two Faces of Janus: The Jurisprudential Past and New Beginning of Rule 10b-5 (PDF)

Volume 47, Issue 2 Winter 2013




Katharine T. Schaffzin
Sweet Caroline: The Backslide From Federal Rule of Evidence 613(b) to the Rule in Queen Caroline’s Case (PDF)

Jeffrey H. Kahn
The Individual Mandate Tax Penalty (PDF)

Marie A. Failinger
Parallel Justice: Creating Causes of Action for Mandatory Mediation (PDF)

Eike G. Hosemann
Protecting Freedom of Testation: A Proposal For Law Reform (PDF)

Meredith L. Schalick
Bio Family 2.0: Can the American Child Welfare System Finally Find Permanency for “Legal Orphans” with a Statute to Reinstate Parental Rights? (PDF)


Shira E. Gordon
Solitary Confinement, Public Safety, and Recidivism (PDF)

Anne McGinnis
Ridding the Law of Outdated Statutory Exemptions to Antitrust Law: A Proposal for Reform (PDF)

Volume 47, Issue 1 Fall 2013




Jill E. Family
Easing the Guidance Document Dilemma Agency by Agency: Immigration Law and Not Really Binding Rules (PDF)

Harold J. Krent
Retroactivity and Crack Sentencing Reform (PDF)

D. Wendy Greene
Categorically Black, White, or Wrong: “Misperception Discrimination” and the State of Title VII Protection (PDF)

David B. Kopel, Clayton E. Cramer & Joseph Edward Olson
Knives and the Second Amendment (PDF)


Cali Cope-Kasten
It’s Time to Start Showing a Little Restraint: In Search of a Compromise on Federal Seclusion and Restraint Legislation (PDF)

Meegan Brooks
For Nontraditional Names’ Sake: A Call to Reform the Name-Change Process for Marrying Couples (PDF)

Volume 46, Issue 4 Summer 2013



Robert G. Bone
Walking the Class Action Maze: Toward a More Functional Rule 23 (PDF)

Catherine M. Sharkey
The Future of Class Wide Punitive Damages (PDF)

David Korn & David Rosenberg
Concepcion‘s Pro-Defendant Biasing of the Arbitration Process: The Class Counsel Solution (PDF)

Janet Cooper Alexander
To Skin a Cat: Qui Tam Actions  as a State Legislative Response to Concepcion (PDF)

Cindy A Schipani & Terry Morehead Dworkin
Class Action Litigation After Dukes: In Search of a Remedy for Gender Discrimination in Employment (PDF)

Patrick M. Hanlon
An Experiment in Law Reform: Amchem Products v. Windsor (PDF)

Dana M. Muir, Junhai Liu, and Haiyan Xu
The Future of Securities Class Actions Against Foreign Companies: China and Comity Concerns (PDF)


Max Hensley
Power to the People: Why we Need Full Federal Preemption of Electrical Transmission Regulation (PDF)

Volume 46, Issue 3 Spring 2013




Ariana R. Levinson
What the Awards Tell Us About Labor Arbitration of Employment-Discrimination Claims (PDF)

Jayesh M. Rathod
The Transformative Potential of Attorney Bilingualism (PDF)

Sandeep Vaheesan
Market Power in Power Markets: The Filed-Rate Doctrine and Competition in Electricity (PDF)

James J. White
Taxing the Platypygous (PDF)

Jennifer L. Pomeranz
Taxing Food and Beverage Products: A New Strategy for Prevention (PDF)


Benjamin Holland Able
Model-Based Pricing in Hurricane Insurance: A Case Study for Judicial Reform of the McCarran-Ferguson Act (PDF)

Allison L. Waks
Federal Incarceration by Contract in a Post–Minneci World: Legislation to Equalize the Constitutional Rights of Prisoners (PDF)




Robert W. Emerson
Franchise Goodwill: Take a Sad Song and Make It Better (PDF)

Colette Routel and Jeffrey Holth
Toward Genuine Tribal Consultation in the 21st Century (PDF)

Nicholas Georgakopoulos
An Insurance Structure to Encourage Investment in Preventive Health Care (PDF)

Mark R. Kravitz, David F. Levi, Lee H. Rosenthal & Anthony J. Scirica
They Were Made for Each Other: Professor Edward Cooper and the Rules Enabling Act (PDF)

Stephen B. Burbank
Thinking, Big and Small (PDF)

Paul D. Carrington
Protecting the Right of Citizens to Aggregate Small Claims Against Businesses (PDF)

Daniel R. Coquillette
Past the Pillars of Hercules: Francis Bacon and the Science of Rulemaking (PDF)

Steven S. Gensler
Ed Cooper, Rule 56, and Charles E. Clark’s Fountain of Youth (PDF)

Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr.
Edward Cooper as Curator of the Civil Rules (PDF)

Patrick E. Higginbotham
Iron Man of the Rules (PDF)

Mary Kay Kane
Professor Edward Cooper: The Quintessential Reporter (PDF)

Richard Marcus
Shoes That Did Not Drop (PDF)

Arthur R. Miller
Some Very Personal Reflections on the Rules, Rulemaking, and Reporters (PDF)

Linda S. Mullenix
Professor Ed Cooper: Zen Minimalist (PDF)

Paul V. Niemeyer
Is Now the Time for Simplified Rules of Civil Procedure? (PDF)

Thomas D. Rowe, Jr.
The Twelve-Person Federal Civil Jury in Exile (PDF)

Catherine T. Struve
What Ed Cooper Has Taught Me About the Realities and Complexities of Appellate Jurisdiction and Procedure (PDF)


Joanna R. Lampe
A Victimless Sex Crime: The Case for Decriminalizing Consensual Teen Sexting (PDF)

Patrick A. Thronson
Toward Comprehensive Reform of America’s Emergency Law Regime (PDF)

Compendium of National Emergency Powers (PDF)




Stewart M. Young
Going Nowhere “Fast” (or “Furious”): The Nonexistent U.S. Firearms Trafficking Statute and the Rise of Mexican Drug Cartel Violence (PDF)

Colleen Baker
The Federal Reserve as Last Resort (PDF)

Gerrit M. Beckhaus
A New Prescription to Balance Secrecy and Disclosure in Drug-Approval Processes (PDF)

Paul Campos
The Crisis of the American Law School (PDF)

Kyle P. McEntee, Patrick J. Lynch & Derek M. Tokaz
The Crisis in Legal Education: Dabbling in Disaster Planning (PDF)


Kelsey Breck
Closing the Regulatory Gap in Michigan’s Public Trust Doctrine: Saving Michigan Millions with Statutory Reform (PDF)

Yariv Pierce
Put the Town on Notice: School District Liability and LGBT Bullying Notification Laws (PDF)

Volume 45 Issue 4 – Summer 2012




Lawrence W. Waggoner
Why I Do Law Reform (PDF)

Lawrence A. Frolik & Linda S. Whitton
The UPC Substituted Judgment/Best Interest Standard for Guardian Decisions: A Proposal for Reform (PDF)

Thomas P. Gallanis & Josephine Gittler
Family Caregiving and the Law of Succession: A Proposal (PDF)

Susan N. Gary
The Probate Definition of Family: A Proposal for Guided Discretion in Intestacy (PDF)

Louise Lark Hill
Fiduciary Duties and Exculpatory Clauses: Clash of the Titans or Cozy Bedfellows? (PDF)

Daniel B. Kelly
Toward Economic Analysis of the Uniform Probate Code (PDF)

Kristine S. Knaplund
Children of Assisted Reproduction (PDF)

Shelly Kreiczer-Levy
Deliberative Accountability Rules in Inheritance Law: Promoting Accountable Estate Planning (PDF)

John H. Martin
Non-Judicial Estate Settlement (PDF)

Paula A. Monopoli
Toward Equality: Nonmarital Children and the Uniform Probate Code (PDF)


Lindsey Trainor Golden
Embracing Tribal Sovereignty to Eliminate Criminal Jurisdiction Chaos (PDF)




Chrystin Ondersma
Undocumented Debtors (PDF)

Dora W. Klein
When Coercion Lacks Care: Competency to Make Medical Treatment Decisions and Parens Patriae Civil Commitments (PDF)

Kate Aschenbrenner
Discretionary (In)Justice: The Exercise of Discretion in Claims for Asylum (PDF)

Scott F. Llewellyn & Brian Hawkins
Taking the English Right to Counsel Seriously in American “Civil Gideon” Litigation (PDF)


Rachel Burg
Note: Un-Convicting the Innocent: The Case for Shaken Baby Syndrome Review Panels (PDF)

Thomas Richard Stasi
Reform that Understands our Seniors: How Interdisciplinary Services Can Help Solve the Capacity Riddle in Elder Law (PDF)




Meghan J. Ryan
Remedying Wrongful Execution (PDF)

Julia Halloran McLaughlin
Exploring the First Amendment Rights of Teens in Relationship to Sexting and Censorship (PDF)

Bradley E. Abruzzi
Copyright and the Vagueness Doctrine (PDF)

Gideon Mark
Federal Discovery Stays (PDF)


Paul Caritj
Tortious Interference with the Expectancy of Entitlement Benefits (PDF)

Ceridwen Cherry
Increasing Youth Participation: The Case for a National Voter Pre-Registration Law (PDF)