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Archive for October 31st, 2014


Top Ten Spookiest Law Reviews

It’s Halloween! Which means it’s time for the fourth installment of spookiest law reviews. We started this tradition back in 2008, and did revisions in 2011 and 2013. So we’re about due for a research update.

As always, we’ve combed the legal literature, collecting all that’s scary, spooky, or spine tingling to emerge from the law school and bar journal presses. You never know what zombies, ghosts, or monsters might turn up.

In the spirit of Halloween fun, we present the top ten spookiest law review and journal articles from fall 2013 to the present, selected by title alone —

  1. Prosecuting the Undead: Federal Criminal Law in a World of Zombies, 61 UCLA Rev. Discourse 44 (2013).
  2. Defenseless in the Zombie Infested Internet: Why Audio-Visual Works Demand Exemption under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 2013 B.C. Intell. Prop. & Tech. F. 1 (2013).
  3. Throwing Dirt on Doctor Frankenstein’s Grave: Access to Experimental Treatments at the End of Life, 65 Hastings L.J. 615 (2014).
  4. Creepy Cases: Halloween Often Comes with Something Really Scary—A Lawsuit, 77 Texas B.J. 772 (2014).
  5. Invading the Realm of the Dead: Exploring the (Im)Propriety of Punitive Damage Awards Against Estates, 47 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 827 (2014).
  6. Zombie PIK Instructions, 83-MAR J. Kan. B.A. 26 (2014).
  7. Constitutional Law—From Goblins to Graveyards: The Problem of Paternalism in Compelled Perception, 35 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 205 (2013).
  8. Unmasking the Ghost: Rectifying Ghostwriting and Limited-Scope Representation with the Ethical and Procedural Rules, 92 Neb. L. Rev. 655 (2014).
  9. Whistling Past the Graveyard: Why Obamacare’s New Commerce Clause Rules May Spell Trouble for Federal Criminal Laws, 41 Am. J. Crim. L. 263 (2014).
  10. Ghost in the Network, 162 U. Pa. L.Rev. 1011 (2014).
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