A number of BYU Law faculty have posted new articles to SSRN in the last few months. It’s been a busy spring, so I haven’t gotten around to writing about them yet. Here’s a list of what’s new. Jim Backman Significant but Unheralded Growth of Large Externship Programs Shima Baradaran Funding Terror Rebalancing the Fourth [...]
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Finals are over. The Write-on is done. Now it’s time for summer jobs and externships to begin. Summertime is often where students realize how important legal research is to the practice of law. In that vein, I’ve recently written a short piece for the ABA’s Student Lawyer magazine called The Importance of Legal Research. I [...]
Professor Gordon Smith has recently added his newest paper, Law and Entrepreneurial Opportunities, to SSRN. This article was co-authored with Darian Ibrahim from the University of Wisconsin Law School and will appear in the Cornell Law Review.
Professor Shima Baradaran has recently posted her newest article, Does International Law Matter?, to SSRN. The article, which is co-authored by Michael Findley, Daniel Nielson, and J.C. Sharman, will be published in the Minnesota Law Review this year. The article and its accompanying study was recently mentioned in a recent BYU News story. For more [...]
The Washington & Lee Law Library has recently updated its Law Journal Rankings to include data from 2012. The rankings take into account citations to journals during the last eight years, with the combined score looking at impact factor and total cites. Much more detail on the ranking methodology is available here. Over the last [...]
When you think about legal research, it’s likely things like cases, statutes, and regulations come to mind. That’s good because that’s what we focus on in a basic legal research course in law school. Beyond those basics, however, there’s much more to legal research. If you want to be a litigator, for example, there are [...]
Professor Aaron Nielson, our newest professor, has recently published an op-ed in the National Law Journal discussing the D.C. Circuit’s recent announcement that they will no longer follow the Federal Judges Law Clerk Hiring Plan. The Volokh Conspiracy quotes a good chunk of Nielson’s piece in a post by Ilya Somin on the topic.
Professor Cheryl Preston and co-author Brandon Crowther have posted their latest article, Minor Restrictions: Adolescence Across Legal Disciplines, the Infancy Doctrine, and the Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment, on SSRN. The article examines the adoption of a minority rule in the Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment that requires minors who avoid [...]
Professor Shima Baradaran‘s study, Predicting Violence, was recently cited in a Salt Lake Tribune article about Utah’s pretrial jail release program. Predicting Violence was published in the Texas Law Review earlier this year.
Professor Eric Jensen has recently posted his newest paper, Cyber Attacks: Proportionality and Precautions in Attack, to SSRN. It will be published in the U.S. Naval War College’s International Law Studies Series.