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An essay on predictability in choice-of-law doctrine and implications for a Third Conflicts Restatement
Both Restatements of the Conflict of Laws have been controversial. The First, completed in 1934, enshrined territorial rules, such as the law of the place of the injury (lex loci delicti) governing tort cases. The First ...
Elite law firm mergers and reputations competition: Is bigger really better? An international comparison
Although rapid law firm growth has been with us since the 1980s, the acceleration of this trend over the last decade by means of mergers is puzzling. Why would normally conservative law firms embark on a merger strategy ...
Brave new world of lawyers in Japan: Proceedings of a panel discussion on the growth of corporate law firms and the role of lawyers in Japan
Our image of Japan is one of an insular society which emphasizes informal consensus and where lawyers and the law do not play an important role. But deregulation and administrative reform initiated during Japan's economic ...
Changes in the role of lawyers and corporate governance in Japan--How do we measure whether legal reform leads to real change?
This Essay is part of a festschrift in honor of John Owen Haley and appears in a special issue of Washington University Global Studies Law Review. Haley is best known for his work on continuity and change in Japanese law ...
Faithful to the Constitution: The roadblock for Nebraska's schools
For six decades, American schools have been the major battleground in the controversy surrounding the doctrine of separation of church and state. This struggle, inevitably, pits claims that public agents have violated the ...
Relic of the past or tool for unity? America considers the Electoral College
The 2000 presidential election spotlighted an ancient institution and focused attention on the question of whether it should be altered or abolished as America enters the 21st century.
Roscoe Pound, Commissioner