The Working Paper Series highlights the ongoing research of UGA law faculty. This collection features drafts of articles usually intended for future publication, but offered in early stages to stimulate professional discussion and timely exploration of legal subjects. The primary repository for UGA Law School working papers is the SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series. Final published versions of these papers are often available in the Scholarly Works community of the Digital Commons.

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Submissions from 2013

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Banking and the Social Contract, Mehrsa Baradaran

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To the Victor Goes the Toil -- Remedies for Regulated Parties in Separation-of-Powers Litigation, Kent H. Barnett

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Adequately Representing Groups, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch

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A Snitch in Time: An Historical Sketch of Black Informing During Slavery, Andrea L. Dennis

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Disaggregative Mechanisms: The New Frontier of Mass-Claims Resolution Without Class Actions, Jaime Dodge

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Tax Credit Scholarship Programs: A Model Statute for a Better Program, Hillel Y. Levin

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A Janus Look at International Criminal Justice, Diane Marie Amann

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International Decisions: Prosecutor v. Lubanga, Diane Marie Amann

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Error Costs & IP Law, Joseph S. Miller

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In Search of Safe Harbor: Suggestions for the New Rule 506(C), Usha Rodrigues

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The Empty Promise of VARA: The Restrictive Application of a Narrow Statute, David E. Shipley

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Press Exceptionalism, Sonja R. West

Submissions from 2012

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The Originalist Case for the “Individual Mandate”: Rounding out the Government’s Argument in the Health Care Case, Dan T. Coenen

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Arbitration and Consumer Credit, Peter B. Rutledge and Christopher R. Drahozal

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Contract and Choice, Peter B. Rutledge and Christopher R. Drahozal

Submissions from 2011

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Accounting for Time: A Relative-Interest Approach to the Division of Equity in Hybrid-Property Homes Upon Divorce, Lisa Milot

Submissions from 2010

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Self-Conscious Dicta: The Origins of Roe v. Wade’s Trimester Framework, J. Randy Beck

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A Tale of Prosecutorial Indiscretion: Ramsey Clark and the Selective Non-Prosecution of Stokely Carmichael, Lonnie T. Brown Jr.

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Apple Diversity Report Card for the Twentieth Century: Patents and Other Sources of Innovation in the Market for Apples, Susannah Chapman and Paul J. Heald

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From International Law to International Conflicts of Law: The Fragmentation of Legitimacy, Harlan G. Cohen

'Undead' Wartime Cases: Stare Decisis and the Lessons of History, Harlan G. Cohen

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Class Matters, Erica J. Hashimoto

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Resurrecting Autonomy: The Criminal Defendant's Right to Control the Case, Erica J. Hashimoto

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Trademark Infringement, Trademark Dilution, and the Decline in Sharing of Famous Brand Names: An Introduction and Empirical Study, Paul J. Heald and Robert Brauneis

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Preserving Human Potential as Freedom: A Framework for Regulating Epigenetic Harms, Fazal Khan

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Towards Achieving Lasting Healthcare Reform: Rethinking the American Social Contract, Fazal Khan

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May it Please the Senate: An Empirical Analysis of the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings of Supreme Court Nominees, 1939-2009, Lori A. Ringhand and Paul M. Collins Jr.

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Entity and Identity, Usha Rodrigues

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Being Smart (Growth) About Justice: Can the Obama Administration Undo Decades of Environmental Injustice Via Smart Growth?, Jamie Baker Roskie, Stinson Ferguson, and Ellen Yen-Kohl

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Decisional Sequencing, Peter B. Rutledge

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The Structural Causes of Mortgage Fraud, James C. Smith

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Awakening the Press Clause, Sonja R. West

Submissions from 2009

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Wilderness and the Judiciary, Peter A. Appel

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Patents and Vegetable Crop Diversity, Susannah Chapman and Paul J. Heald

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Can International Law Work? A Constructivist Expansion, Harlan G. Cohen

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Historical American Perspectives on International Law, Harlan G. Cohen

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The Death of Law and Literature, Paul J. Heald

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Crop Diversity Report Card for the Twentieth Century: Diversity Bust or Diversity Boom?, Paul J. Heald and Susannah Chapman

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Paging King Solomon: Towards Allowing Parents to Donate Organs of Anencephalic Infants, Fazal Khan and Brian Lea

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What Are We - Laborers, Factories, or Spare Parts? The Tax Treatment of Transfers of Human Body Materials, Lisa Milot

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In Defense of Ideology: A Principled Approach to the Supreme Court Confirmation Process, Lori A. Ringhand

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From Loyalty to Conflict: Addressing Fiduciary Duty at the Officer Level, Usha Rodrigues

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Placebo Ethics, Usha Rodrigues and Mike Stegemoller

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Delegation and Conflicts (of Law), Peter B. Rutledge

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A Common Lawyer’s Perspective on the European Perspective on Punitive Damages, Michael L. Wells

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A Litigation Oriented Approach to Teaching Federal Courts Law, Michael L. Wells

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Scott V. Harris and the Role of the Jury in Constitutional Litigation, Michael L. Wells

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State-Created Property and Due Process of Law: Filling the Void Left by Engquist v. Oregon Department of Agriculture, Michael L. Wells and Alice Snedeker

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The Story of Us: Resolving the Face-Off between Autobiographical Speech and Information Privacy, Sonja R. West

Submissions from 2008

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International Decision: Munaf v. Geren, Harlan G. Cohen

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Testing the Over- and Under-Exploitation Hypotheses: Bestselling Musical Compositions (1913-32) and Their Use in Cinema (1968-2007), Paul J. Heald

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Private Capital and Public Purposes: Discriminatory State Taxation of 'Private Activity Bond' Income after Davis, Walter Hellerstein and Eugene W. Harper Jr.

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The Human Factor: Globalizing Ethical Standards in Drug Trials through Market Exclusion, Fazal Khan

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The Contours of a New FRCP, Rule 68.1: A Proposed Two-Way Offer of Settlement Provision for Federal Fee-Shifting Cases, Harold S. Lewis Jr. and Thomas A. Eaton

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Due Process Rights Before EU Agencies: The Rights of Defense, David E. Shipley

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Thin But Not Anorexic: Copyright Protection for Compilations and Other Fact Works, David E. Shipley

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The Burden of Knowledge, Christian Turner

Submissions from 2007

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Gonzales, Casey and the Viability Rule, J. Randy Beck

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Representing Saddam Hussein: The Importance of Being Ramsey Clark, Lonnie T. Brown Jr.

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Of Frivolous Litigation and Runaway Juries: A View from the Bench, Thomas A. Eaton

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The Price of Misdemeanor Representation, Erica J. Hashimoto

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Meeting of the Minds, Episode II: A Dark and Angry God Arises, Paul J. Heald

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Property Rights and the Efficient Exploitation of Copyrighted Works: An Empirical Analysis of Public Domain and Copyrighted Fiction Best Sellers, Paul J. Heald

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Transaction Costs and Patent Reform, Paul J. Heald

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Is 'Internal Consistency' Dead?: Reflections on an Evolving Commerce Clause Restraint on State Taxation, Walter Hellerstein

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Rule 68 Offers of Judgment: The Practices and Opinions of Experienced Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination Attorneys, Harold S. Lewis Jr. and Thomas A. Eaton

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The Fetishization of Independence, Usha Rodrigues

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The Seductive Comparison of Shareholder and Civic Democracy, Usha Rodrigues

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Criminal Procedure Chrestomathy, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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Iminicus Libertatis: Chief Justice Rehnquist's Majority or Plurality Opinions in the Field of Criminal Procedure, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

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The Writ of Habeas Corpus in Georgia, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

Submissions from 2006

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The Essential Holding of Casey: Rethinking Viability, J. Randy Beck

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Reconsidering the Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege: A Response to the Compelled-Voluntary Waiver Paradox, Lonnie T. Brown Jr.

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A Rhetoric for Ratification: The Argument of the Federalist and its Impact on Constitutional Interpretation, Dan T. Coenen

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Defending the Right to Self Representation: An Empirical Look at the Pro Se Felony Defendant, Erica J. Hashimoto

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The Problem of Social Cost in a Genetically Modified Age, Paul J. Heald and James C. Smith

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Congressional Authority Over Intellectual Property Policy After Eldred v. Ashcroft: Deference, Empty Limitations and Risks to the Public Domain, David E. Shipley

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The Story of Me: The Underprotection of Autobiographical Speech, Sonja R. West

Submissions from 2005

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American Corporate Copyright: A Brilliant, Uncoordinated Plan, Paul J. Heald

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A Transaction Costs Theory of Patent Law, Paul J. Heald

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Capital Gains and Losses, Allocable and Apportionable Income, and General Electric Co. v. Iowa, Walter Hellerstein and Prentiss Willson Jr.

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An Inconsistency in SEC Disclosure Requirements? The Case of the 'Insignificant' Private Target, Usha Rodrigues and Mike Stegemoller

Submissions from 2001

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Roles of States/Provinces in Taxation in the Canada/U.S. Context, Walter Hellerstein

Submissions from 1989

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The Forgotten Tricentennial: England's Glorious Revolution, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

Submissions from 1985

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Unparallel Lives: Judge Benjamin Hill in Atlanta, Adolf Hitler in Vienna, 1907-1913, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.