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:
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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my intellectual autobiography, which is now titled Life, Love, and Law: Confessions of a Cuban-American Law Professor (unpublished manuscript).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
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