Kerry Abrams' scholarship points out that immigration and family life are closely intertwined, and that regulation of one inevitably becomes regulation of the other. She focuses attention on the normative assumptions underlying immigration law's concepts of sham marriages, parentage, and prostitution, among others.
Albert Choi's rigorous training in game theory enables him to uncover incentive structures embedded within legal rules and contractual conventions. His work seeks to uncover non-obvious ways in which parties negotiating a contract or litigating a dispute attempt to overcome those problems.
John Jeffries, the first editor of the Virginia Journal, is one of the nation's most influential and clear-sighted scholars in the fields of criminal law, federal courts, and civil rights litigation. His work seeks to understand how seemingly disparate doctrines and practices cohere to create systems of social control.