End of year review (2019)

Happy New Year, y’all. This past year was a very productive one for me. In addition to my teaching duties and my duties as editor of The Pegasus Review (my home institution’s undergraduate research journal), I published the following scholarly papers on various areas of the law, including copyrights (paper #1 below), judicial decision-making (#2), contract negotiations (#3), constitutional law (#4), and stare decisis (#5). Here is a comprehensive compilation of my 2019 papers:

  1. Of Coase and Copyrights: The Law and Economics of Literary Fan Art in The NYU Journal of Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law (forthcoming). I revisit Hemingway’s classic novella The Old Man and the Sea to illustrate the problem of “literary fan art.”
  2. The Case for Bayesian Judges in The Journal of Law/Journal of Legal Metrics. Although this paper is pretty short by law review standards (only 8 pages), here is an even shorter version, which I posted to the online Journal of Brief Ideas.
  3. So Long Suckers: Bargaining and Betrayal in Breaking Bad in The Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation. If you liked the TV series “Breaking Bad,” I think you will like this paper.
  4. Domestic Constitutional Violence in The University of Arkansas Little Rock Law Review. I discuss whether President Eisenhower exceeded his constitutional powers when he ordered the use of force to resolve the Little Rock Crisis of 1957.
  5. Bitcoin, the Commerce Clause, and Bayesian Stare Decisis in The Chapman Law Review. In this work I present a Bayesian approach to illuminate the common law doctrine of stare decisis.

In addition, I discussed the problem of illicit promises with Brian Frye on his Ipse Dixit podcast (see here), spoke about several recent U.S. Supreme Court cases involving Puerto Rico at a Florida Bar-approved CLE workshop (here), and updated my intellectual autobiography, which is now titled Life, Love, and Law: Confessions of a Cuban-American Law Professor (unpublished manuscript). Now, back to work fun …

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Artist credit: Suzan Charlton

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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