Occasional papers

From time to time, the Law School prints papers by the faculty for print distribution to alumni and friends. This selection of papers has included reprints of speeches and book excerpts as well as traditional scholarship. Copies of the most recent papers are available for download from this page. Print copies of Occasional Papers from the Law School are available from William S. Hein & Company, Inc., 1285 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14209, to whom inquiries should be addressed. Current numbers are also available on subscription from William S. Hein & Company, Inc.

  • No. 47 "Drawing and Redrawing the Line: The Pre-Revolutionary Origins of Federal Ideas of Sovereignty" [PDF] Alison LaCroix, January 2008.
  • No. 46 "Testimony on a Proposed Journalist-Source Privilege to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary" [PDF] Geoffrey Stone, October 2005.
  • No. 45 "The Integration of Tax and Spending Programs" [PDF] David Weisbach, August 2005.
  • No. 44 "Three Strategies of Interpretation" [PDF] Adrian Vermeule, January 2005.
  • No. 43 "Separation of church and state: a theologically liberal, anti-Catholic, and American principle" Philip Hamburger, 2002.
  • No. 42 “Law and the emotions” Eric Posner, 2001.
  • No. 41 "Contest and Consent: A Legal History of Marital Rape" Jill Elaine Hasday, May 2000.
  • No. 40. "Against Cyberanarchy" Jack L. Goldsmith, August 13, 1999.
  • No. 39. "Impeachment and Presidential Immunity from Judicial Process" Joseph Isenbergh, November 11, 1998. (PDF)
  • No. 38. "The Role of Private Groups in Public Policy: Cryptography and the National Research Council" (PDF) Kenneth W. Dam, January 15, 1997.
  • No. 37. "Constitutional Myth-Making: Lessons from the Dred Scott Case" Cass R. Sunstein, August 26, 1996.
  • No. 36. "The Restructuring of Corporate America" Daniel R. Fischel, June 20, 1996.
  • No. 35. "Racial Quotas and the Jury" Albert W. Alschuler, February 20, 1996.
  • No. 34. "Remembering Nuremberg" Bernard D. Meltzer, December 20, 1995.
  • No. 33. "Law, Diplomacy, and Force: North Korea and the Bomb" Kenneth W. Dam, December 15, 1994.
  • No. 32. "The Constitution in Congress: The First Congress, 1789-1791" David P. Currie, June 15, 1994.
  • No. 31. "Organ Transplantation: Or, Altruism Run Amuck" Richard A. Epstein, December 1, 1993.
  • No. 30. "Remembering 'TM'" Elena Kagan and Cass R. Sunstein, June 8, 1993.
  • No. 29. "The Bill of Rights: A Century of Progress" John Paul Stevens, December 1, 1992.
  • No. 28. "The Institutional Structure of Production" Ronald H. Coase, May 15 , 1992.
  • No. 27. "Flag Burning and the Constitution" Geoffrey R. Stone, May 1, 1990.
  • No. 26. "The State of the Modern Presidency: Can It Meet Our Expectations?" Stuart E. Eizenstat, March 10, 1990.
  • No. 25. "The Twentieth-Century Revolution in Family Wealth Transmission" John H. Langbein, December 8, 1989.
  • No. 24. "Blackmail" Ronald H. Coase, November 14, 1988.
  • No. 23. "Reconsidering Miranda" Stephen J. Schulhofer, December 15, 1987.
  • No. 22 "Constitutionalism" Gerhard Casper, April 6, 1987.
  • No. 21. "The Limits of Antitrust" Frank H. Easterbrook, April 15, 1985.
  • No. 20. "The Future of Gold" Kenneth W. Dam, July 15, 1984.
  • No. 19. "The Economists and the Problem of Monopoly" George J. Stigler, July 1, 1983.
  • No. 18. "The Brothel Boy" Norval Morris, March 15, 1982.
  • No. 17. "The Sovereignty of the Courts" Edward H. Levi, July 15, 1981.
  • No. 16. "The University Law School and Practical Education" Carl McGowan, December 20, 1978.
  • No. 15. "Group Defamation" Geoffrey R. Stone, August 10, 1978.
  • No. 14. "The Death Penalty and the Insanity Defense" Hans Zeisel, April 15, 1978.
  • No. 13. "Talk to Entering Students" James B. White, August 15, 1977.
  • No. 12. "Making the Punishment Fit the Crime: A Consumers' Guide to Sentencing Reform" Franklin E. Zimring, January 24, 1977.
  • No. 11. "The Uneasy Case for Progressive Taxation in 1976" Walter J. Blum, November 19, 1976.
  • No. 10. "Congress and the Courts" Carl McGowan, April 17, 1975.
  • No. 9. "The New Consumerism and the Law School" Walter J. Blum, February 15, 1975.
  • No. 8. "An Approach to Law" Edward H. Levi, October 15, 1974.
  • No. 7. "The Anatomy of Justice in Taxation" Walter J. Blum and Harry Kalven Jr., October 1, 1973.
  • No. 6. "On Emergency Powers of the President: Every Inch a King?" Gerhard Casper, May 31, 1973.
  • No. 5. "Six Man Juries, Majority Verdicts-What Difference Do They Make?" Hans Zeisel, March 15, 1973.
  • No. 4. "Conflicts of Interest in Corporate Law Practice" Stanley A. Kaplan, January 10, 1973.
  • No. 3. "The Prosaic Sources of Prison Violence" Hans W. Mattick, March 15, 1972.
  • No. 2. "The Shortage of Natural Gas" Edmund W. Kitch, February 1, 1972.
  • No. 1. "A Comment on Separation of Power" Philip B. Kurland, November 1, 1971.