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March 31, 2011

A country's embrace of jus cogens — or the idea in international law that some universal norms or principles override state sovereignty — largely depends on background assumptions about the present and future of the international system, Professor Paul Stephan writes in a new article, "The Political Economy of Jus Cogens."

March 2, 2011

Government regulation of mutual funds began as an effort by the mutual fund industry to brand its product at the industry level, Associate Professor John Morley discovered while researching his latest article, Collective Branding and the Origins of Investment Management Regulation: 1936-1942," no

January 27, 2011

Professor Frederick Schauer has focused much of his scholarship over the years on legal reasoning and theory.

October 6, 2010

Ninety percent of states have laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples. In litigation challenging such laws, states have defended them on the grounds that opposite-sex marriage is a tradition.

August 18, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court's jurisprudence on the Establishment Clause has done little in practice to enforce the division of church and state, Professor Richard Schragger says in a forthcoming paper.

July 16, 2010

Darryl Brown worked as an assistant public defender in Clarke County, Ga. , before he began teaching law, an experience that triggered his academic interest in criminal justice issues.

July 2, 2010

Associate Professor Michal Barzuza, a law and economics scholar, has pursued a data-enriched approach to corporate law research.

June 21, 2010

Gregory Mitchell, the Daniel Caplin Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, recently co-edited a book with UVA politics professor David Klein, "The Psychology of Judicial Decision-Making."