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June 28, 2014

Professor Mark McKenna was quoted in The Guardian article US patent office strips Washington Redskins of ‘offensive’ trademarks.


June 26, 2014

Slate.com published an op-ed titled The Limits of the Supreme Court’s Technological Analogies by Professor Mark McKenna


May 9, 2014

Professor Tor presented his work on Boundedly Rational Consumers: Three Challenges for Antitrust at the 3rd Haifa-Loyola Conference on Recent Challenges to Antitrust on May 9.


May 3, 2014

Professor Mark McKenna was quoted in several news sources, including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and USA Today, on the Apple-Samsung patent verdict:

Apple-Samsung jury splits the baby: The experts weigh in
CNN/Fortune-by Philip Elmer-DeWitt-42 minutes ago

Apple-Samsung legal outcome won’t likely end feud
USA TODAY

Apple’s Win in Court Won’t Hurt Samsung or Android
Wall Street Journal (Subscription required)

Should Apple finally call time on smartphone patent wars?
In-Depth-The Guardian


April 16, 2014

Professor Mark McKenna (with Katherine Strandburg), has recently published, Progress and Competition in Design, Stanford Technology Law Review, Vol. 17, (2013). This article argues that applying patent-like doctrine to design makes sense only if a design patent system is premised on a patent-like conception of cumulative progress that permits patent examiners and courts to assess whether a novel design reflects a nonobvious step beyond the prior art. If there is a meaningful way to speak of such an inventive step in design, then design patent doctrine should be based on that conception. If nonobviousness has no sensible meaning in design, then a patent system cannot work for design. Read article


April 11, 2014

ip_april11_flyer_v4_2_ Professor Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School, gave the 2014 Law & Market Behavior Distinguished Lecture on April 11 at NDLS. Professor Lemely’s talk, IP in a World Without Scarcity, was followed by a panel discussion which included Joe Bauer, Notre Dame Law School, with the following panelists: Brett Frischmann, Cardozo School of Law; Jeanne Fromer, New York University School of Law; Jonathan Masur, University of Chicago Law School; and Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania Law School.


March 12, 2014

Professor Tor presents his work on behavioral antitrust to European academics and competition law practitioners and discusses its broader implications for legal policy at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich.


March 3-4, 2014

Professor Tor presented his forthcoming article on Understanding Behavioral Antitrust at Stanford and at Berkeley’s law and economics workshops.


February 10, 2014

Professor Mark McKenna was quoted in several sources and articles on the trademark of Dumb Starbucks.


January 3, 2014

Professor Dan Kelly at the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting on the Panel on “The Next Generation of Trusts and Estates Scholarship” presents “Rules Versus Standards in Wills, Trusts, and Estates” in New York, NY.


November 13, 2013

Professor Mark McKenna was quoted in the Associated Press article by PAUL ELIAS Apple, Samsung resume court battle over smartphone patents as trial opens in Silicon Valley.


October 25, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly presented “Restricting Testamentary Freedom: Ex Ante Versus Ex Post Justifications” at the Georgetown Law and Economics Workshop.


October 14, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly presented “Allocating Property at Death: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Succession Law” at the Notre Dame Law and Economics Workshop.


October 11, 2013

Professor Nicole Stelle Garnett hosted working conference on “Reimagining Homeownership,” Notre Dame Law School.


October 4, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly presented “The Divisibility of Property” at the North American Workshop on Private Law Theory, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.


September 26, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly presented “Allocating Property at Death: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Succession Law” at the European Association of Law and Economics, University of Warsaw.


September 12, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly presented “Restricting Testamentary Freedom: Ex Ante Versus Ex Post Justifications” at the Maryland School of Law, Legal Theory Workshop on September 12 and at the Washington University School of Law Faculty Workshop.


September 2013

Professor Cremers’ presented his research at the following:
Second Conference on Derivatives: Tail Risk, Bank of Canada, Montreal, Canada.


September 2013

Professor Cremers wrote the article Does the Market for CEO Talent Explain Controversial CEO Pay Practices? in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation blog.


August 19, 2013

Professor Mark McKenna was a Panel Participant on the Panel on Historical Perspectives, Workshop on The Consumer in Trade Mark Law, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia


August 8, 2013

Professor Mark McKenna presents his paper, Progress and Competition in Design, at the Thirteenth Annual Intellectual Property Law Scholars Conference, Cardozo Law School, New York, NY


August 5-7, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly was invited to the Taiwan Law and Economic Analysis Conference and presented “Allocating Property at Death: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Succession Law,” Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, August 7, 2013 and “Dividing Possessory Rights,” Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, August 6, 2013.

He was also invited to the National Taiwan University College of Law to present “Estate Planning Devices in the United States: An Economic Analysis of the Justifications for Restricting Testamentary Freedom” on August 5, 2013.

August 1, 2013

Professor Mark McKenna presents his paper, Progress and Competition in Design, at the VU Centre for Law and Governance Intellectual Property Law – International Lecture Series, VU University, Amsterdam

Professor Cremers’ presented his research at the following:
European Finance Association (EFA) annual meetings, University of Cambridge, U.K., August


July 2013

Professor Cremers’ presented his research at the following:
UBC Summer Finance Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July;


July 10, 2013

Professor Tor presents “A Social Comparison Perspective on Competition and Cooperation in Social Dilemmas” at the 15th International Conference on Social Dilemmas in Zurich, Switzerland.


June 2013

Professor Cremers’ presented his research at the following:
Rotman International Center for Pension Management (ICPM) Discussion Forum, University of Toronto, Canada, June;
Merrill Lynch Advanced Education Symposium, Miami, June;
City University of Hong Kong International Conference on Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, Hong Kong, China, June;
Financial Management Association (FMA) European conference, Neumunster Abbey, Luxembourg, June;
Netspar International Pension Workshop, Frankfurt, Germany, June;


June 21, 2013

Professor Tor presents “Understanding Behavioral Antitrust” and Professor Dan Kelly presents “The Right to Include” at the International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) Annual Meeting in Florence, Italy.


June 14, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly presents “The Right to Include” at the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum at Yale Law School.


June 12, 2013

Professor Tor presents “The Innocence Effect” at the Workshop on Criminal Justice, Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Midyear Meeting.


May 28, 2013

Professor Tor presents “The Market, The Firm, and Behavioral Antitrust” at Pantheon-Assas University during the Law and Economics Seminar.

Professor Cremers’ presented his research at the following:
Institute for Quantitative Research (Q-group) Spring seminar, Palm Beach, Florida, May;
Society for Financial Studies (SFS) Finance Cavalcade, University of Miami, Florida, May;
Institute for Private Investors’ (IPI) Spring Forum, New York, May;


May 23, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly presents “On the Socially Optimal Division of Private Property Rights” at the NYU School of Law Workshop on Property Law and Theory.


May 17, 2013

Professor Tor presents “Understanding Behavioral Antitrust” and Professor Dan Kelly presents “The Divisibility of Property” at the American Law and Economics Association (ALEA) Annual Meeting in Nashville.


May 10, 2013

Professor Tor presents “A Behavioral Perspective on the European Unfair Commercial Practices Directive” at the First Unfair Commercial Practices Conference, held in Budapest, Hundary on behalf of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University and the Hungarian Competition Law Research Centre.


May 6, 2013

Professor Mark McKenna was a Panel Participant for Trademark Boundaries: Conflict and Cooperation in Legal Doctrine, International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, Academic Day.


April 27, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly presents “The Right to Include” at the Association for Law, Property, and Society at Minnesota Law School.


April 17, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly presents “The Right to Include” at the Toledo College of Law Faculty Workshop.


April 12-13, 2013

Professor Mark McKenna participated in a Trademark Scholars Roundtable, Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law


April 11, 2013

listen now icon news Professor Tor presents “Key Methodological Lessons of the Innocence Effect” at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) Seminar.


April 9, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly presents “Allocating Property at Death: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Succession Law” at the Notre Dame Law School Faculty Workshop.


April 8, 2013

On April 8, 2013, Notre Dame Law School will host guest speaker, Ariel Katz, an Associate Professor of Law from the University of Toronto. He will present his research on his paper, “e-Books, p-Books, and the Durapolist Problem.” The paper discusses a novel explanation to the problem of e-book distribution, where retailers (such as Apple and Amazon) create distribution agreements that allow these companies to buy e-books and subsequently sell the books at whatever price the retailers choose. After rejecting some possible explanations, the paper will examine the hypothesis that these arrangements reflect the book industry’s solution to the durable monopoly problem (otherwise known as the “Durapolist” problem). The author also discusses legal implications of these findings, including important implications for competition law and policy.


April 7, 2013

Paul Monopli reviews Professor Dan Kelly’s article, Toward Economic Analysis of the Uniform Probate Code, 45 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 855-898 (2012), in a review entitled “Succession Law Through An Economic Lens” in JOTWELL: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots).


April 5-6, 2013

Professor Mark McKenna participates in “Design Patents in the Modern World,” a conference held at Stanford Law School, and presents his paper (together Kathy Strandburg of NYU), entitled “Progress and Competition in Design.”


April 5, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly presents “The Right to Include” at the Washington University Regional Junior Faculty Workshop.


April 3-5, 2013

Notre Dame Law School and the LAMB hosts the “Behavioral Law and Economics: Substance and Methodology” Conference. The dramatic growth and influence of behavioral and experimental law and economics deserves close study and attention, to which this conference is devoted. Specifically, the conference builds on the contribution of leading scholars in the field to a first-of-its-kind “Handbook on Behavioral Economics and the Law” that will be published by Oxford University Press, offering a unique forum to examine the state-of-the-art of behavioral analysis throughout the law, its methodology and future challenges. Professor Tor of Notre Dame Law School presented his chapter, entitled “The Market, the Firm, and Behavioral Antitrust.”


April 4, 2013

Professor Mark McKenna presents “Criminal Trademark Law and the Problem of Inevitable Creep” as part of the NYU Innovation Policy Colloquium on April 4.


April 2, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly presents “Restricting Testamentary Freedom: Ex Ante Versus Ex Post Justifications” at the Harvard Law and Economics Workshop.


March 28, 2012

Professor Nicole Stelle Garnett presented Public-School Closures as a Land-Use Problem, Yale Law, Economics and Organization Workshop, Yale Law School.


March 25, 2013

Professor Mark McKenna presented An Empirical Study of False Advertising Claims Under the Lanham Act, Loyola Law School (LA) IP Theory Colloquium


March 14, 2013

Professor Mark McKenna presents his paper, “A Consumer Decision-Making Theory of Trademark Law” at the IPR University Center in Helsinki.


March 13, 2013

Professor Mark McKenna (together with Bill McGeveran) accepted an offer to publish their paper “Confusion Isn’t Everything” in the Notre Dame Law Review.


March 11-12

Professor Mark McKenna visited Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland, where he taught a class on Intellectual Property and Competition Law on Monday, March 11 and participated in a research seminar on Tuesday, March 12.


March 8, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly presents “Circumventing the Anticommons: Evidence from Real Estate Transactions” at the Arizona State University Legal Scholars Conference.


March 4, 2013

Notre Dame in London hosted “The Google Book Project: Antitrust and Intellectual Property Perspectives.” The antitrust and intellectual property issues raised by the Google Book Project and the judicial challenges resulting therefrom were discussed on March 4 by a panel consisting of Doctor Ioannis Lianos of University College London and Professor Jonathan Griffiths of Queen Mary University of London, with Professor Joseph Bauer of Notre Dame Law School serving as moderator.


February 27, 2013

Professor Mark McKenna presented Assessing Confusion in Trade Mark and Passing Off Cases, Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, University College London


February 22, 2013

Professor Mark McKenna hosted a “Trademark and Marketing Roundtable” that brought leading legal scholars in the trademark and advertising fields together with top marketing researchers to discuss four papers. Two of the papers were written from a legal perspective and two were written from a marketing perspective.

Participants in the roundtable included:
Barton Beebe (NYU School of Law)
Rebecca Tushnet (Georgetown Law)
Bill McGeveran (University of Minnesota Law School)
Eric Goldman (Santa Clara Law)
Deborah Gerhardt (University of North Carolina School of Law)
Laura Heymann (William & Mary Law School)
Jeremy Sheff (St. John’s University School of Law)
Stephen Garcia (University of Michigan Department of Psychology)
Raghunath Singh Rao (McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin)
Irina Manta (Hofstra Law)
Alfred Yen (Boston College Law)

Nicole Montgomery (William & Mary Mason School of Business)
Ann Schlosser Contact Info/DispProfile.aspx?ID=40389012847222 (University of Washington Margaret G. Foster School of Business)

*Indicates authors who provided papers for the roundtable.


February 4, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly presents “The Right to Include” at the Harvard Law School Private Law Workshop.


February 1, 2013

Professor Mark McKenna was quoted in the USA Today article “Colin Kaepernick defends move to protect personal brand.”


January 21, 2013

Professor Dan Kelly presents “Circumventing the Anticommons: Evidence from Real Estate Transactions” at the Notre Dame Law and Economics Workshop.


January 18, 2013

Notre Dame Law School hosted a “Roundtable on the Knockoff Economy” on Friday, January 18, 2013. As part of the Program on Law and Market Behavior, this all day roundtable focused on the notion that imitation does not stifle creativity, but rather inspires innovation. The topic is based on the work of Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman in their book, “The Knockoff Economy, How Imitation Sparks Innovation.” LAMB faculty that participated in the roundtable included Mark McKenna, the organizer of the event, Dan Kelly, Nicole Garnett, and Avishalom Tor.


January 4-6, 2013

Professor Cremers’ paper “Thirty Years of Shareholder Rights and Stock Returns” (with Allen Ferrell) is presented at the American Finance Association Annual Meeting in San Diego.


December 13, 2012

Professor Tor presents his research, “Understanding Behavioral Antitrust,” in Tel Aviv at a joint conference of the Notre Dame Research Program on Law and Market Behavior and the University of Haifa Faculty of Law Aptowitzer International Center for Risk, Liability, and Insurance.


December 8, 2012

Professor McKenna presents “An Empirical Study of the Effect of TrafFix on Trademark Functionality Cases” at the Workshop on Empirical Studies of Trade Mark Data at Oxford.


December 6, 2012

Professor Tor presents his research at “The Present and Future of Behavioral Antitrust,” a conference in London, hosted by the Notre Dame Research Program on Law and Market Behavior and the UCL Centre for Law, Economics and Society. This timely conference brought together leading experts in the field to examine the state-of-the-art of the behavioral approach to competition law and policy and to consider its future potential and limitations as an antitrust methodology.


December 4, 2012

Professor Cremers presents “Pension Fund Asset Allocation and Liability Discount Rates: Camouflage and Reckless Risk Taking by U.S. Public Plans?” at the BIS/World Bank Public Investors Conference in Washington D.C.


November 30, 2012

Professor McKenna presents “An Empirical Study of False Advertising Claims Under the Lanham Act” at Fordham Law & Information Society Faculty Workshop.


November 29, 2012

Professor Tor publishes a new article. Avishalom Tor & Oren Gazal-Ayal, The Innocence Effect, 62 Duke L.J. 343. This Article provides field and empirical evidence for the hitherto neglected “innocence effect,” revealing that innocents are significantly less likely to accept plea offers that appear attractive to similarly situated guilty defendants. The Article further explores the psychological causes of the innocence effect and examines its implications for plea bargaining policy.


November 28, 2012

LAMB Speaker, Professor Kimberly D. Krawiec, presents a paper at Notre Dame Law School on “The Danger of Difference: What Corporate Directors Say about Diversity” as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.


November 27, 2012

Professor McKenna presents “Confusion Isn’t Everything: Limiting Doctrines in
Trademark Law” at the University of Minnesota.


November 19, 2012

Professor Tor presents his ongoing research on “The Behavioral Approach to Competition Law” at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn, Germany.


November 10, 2012

Professor Cremers’ paper “Thirty Years of Shareholder Rights and Stock Returns” (with Allen Ferrell) is presented by his co-author at the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies at Stanford Law School.


November 4, 2012

Professor McKenna presents “Confusion Isn’t Everything: Limiting Doctrines in Trademark Law” at the UCLA Entertainment, Media & IP Colloquium Workshop.


November 1, 2012

Professor Cremer’s paper “Thirty Years of Shareholder Rights and Firm Valuation” (with Allen Ferrell), has been accepted for publication and is forthcoming in the Journal of Finance.


October 25, 2012

Scholars gather at Notre Dame Law School for a LAMB conference on “The Role of Intermediaries in Corporate Governance: Empirical Evidence and Policy Challenges.” The first session, chaired by Professor Julian Velasco, included an introduction by Professor Tor and a series of presentations that examined the current empirical evidence in the field. In the second session, the experts engaged in a roundtable discussion of the policy lessons and challenges involved in the corporate governance activities of institutional intermediaries, moderated by Professor Tor. To conclude the conference, faculty and students attended a lunch presentation by the keynote speaker, Professor Bernard Black, which included a response by LAMB Faculty Fellow, Professor Martijn Cremers.

Conference speakers included:

Bernard S. Black, Nicholas D. Chabraja Professor, Northwestern University School of Law and Kellogg School of Management
LAMB Faculty Fellow K.J. Martijn Cremers, Professor of Finance, University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
Jill E. Fisch, Perry Golkin Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Tamar Frankel, Professor of Law and Michaels Faculty Research Scholar, Boston University School of Law
Siona Listokin-Smith, Assistant Professor, George Mason University School of Public Policy, and Research Scholar, Yale Law School
Paul Rose, Associate Professor of Law, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Randall Thomas, John S. Beasley II Professor of Law and Business, Vanderbilt Law School, and Professor of Management, Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management
LAMB Director and Notre Dame Law School’s own Professor Avishalom Tor

Video recordings of both conference sessions and the lunch keynote are now available online here:

First Session
Second Session
Lunch Keynote


October 19, 2012

Professor McKenna presents “Brand Mercantilism” during the Brands, Competition, and the Law Conference at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.


October 17, 2012

Professor Tor gives a keynote lecture on “The Innocence Effect” at the 6th IMPRS Uncertainty Topics Workshop on Policy Implications of Law and Behavior, held at Erasmus School of Law Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


October 15, 2012

Professor McKenna “Confusion Isn’t Everything: Limiting Doctrines in Trademark Law” at the UC Berkeley IP Colloquium Speakers Series.


October 13, 2012

Professor Kelly presents “Restricting Testamentary Freedom: Ex Ante Versus Ex Post Justifications” at the Annual Conference of the Midwestern Law and Economics Association (MLEA) at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.


October 12, 2012

Professor Cremers presents his paper, “Pension Fund Asset Allocation and Liability Discount Rates: Camouflage and Reckless Risk Taking by U.S. Public Plans?” at a finance workshop, held at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.


October 12, 2012

Professor Kelly participates in a panel on the “The Judiciary’s Role in Shaping Constitutionally Protected Property” and presents a paper entitled “Circumventing the Anticommons: Evidence from Real Estate Transactions” at the 9th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Property Rights Brochure – DRAFT 10 – Final1.pdf at William & Mary Law School.


October 1, 2012

A video of Professor Cooter’s public lecture on his recent book with Hans-Bernd Schafer, “"Solomon’s Knot: How Law Can End the Poverty of Nations":http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9540.html," co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Program on Law and Human Development, is now available.


September 29, 2012

Professor Kelly presents “The Right to Include” at the Canadian Law & Economics Association’s (CLEA) Annual Meeting at Toronto Law School.


September 21, 2012

Professor Tor presents his research on “Understanding Behavioral Antitrust” at the 29th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE), at the University of Stockholm.


September 11, 2012

Professor McKenna presents his ongoing research on “The Failure (and Promise) of Trademark Defenses” at the Notre Dame Law School Faculty Workshop.


August 15, 2012

Professor McKenna coauthors a new article with Mark A. Lemley, applying antitrust’s traditional market definitions to intellectual property with startling results. Mark A. Lemley & Mark P. McKenna, Is Pepsi Really a Substitute for Coke? Market Definition in Antitrust and IP, 100 Geo. L.J. 2055.


August 13, 2012

Professor Garnett publishes a new article, examining the urban commons debate in light of the recent economic downtown that has forced cities to severely scale back law enforcement efforts. Nicole Stelle Garnett, Managing the Urban Commons, 160 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1995 (2012).


August 10, 2012

Professor McKenna presents a paper, “Dastar’s Next Stand,” at the 12th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at Stanford Law School.


August 6, 2012

Professor Tor’s joint research on the psychology of competitive behavior is reviewed in “The Psychologist” in its feature article, published by the British Psychological Society. Christian Jarrett, Faster, Higher, Stronger!, 25 Psychologist 504.


August 1, 2012

Professor McKenna speaks about the interdisciplinary lessons of marketing research for trademark law at the 31st Annual Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property in Chicago.


July 24, 2012

Professor Kelly’s paper was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten Download List for the Economic Research Network’s Firm Behavior, Transaction Costs, and Property Rights Topic. Daniel B. Kelly, Toward Economic Analysis of the Uniform Probate Code, 45 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 855 (2012).


July 23, 2012

Professor Snead lectures on “Understanding the HHS Contraceptive Mandate” and “The Explanatory Limits of Modern Science for Public Bioethics” at the University of Chicago’s Program on Medicine and Religion Faculty Scholars Summer Intensive Program.


July 1, 2012

Professor Snead is named William P. and Hazel B. White Endowed Director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture.


June 21, 2012

Professor Snead is invited to speak on “Religious Liberty and the HHS Mandate” at the 2012 Catholic Media Conference, sponsored by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.


June 15, 2012

Professor Tor’s paper on “The Psychology of Competition: A Social Comparison Perspective” (with Stephen Garcia and Tyrone Schiff) is presented at the 2012 Conference of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE), at USC Gould School of Law.


June 15, 2012

Professor Garnett publishes a new article, examining the shift away from single-land-use suburban neighborhoods to mixed-land-use urban ones and the resulting policy implications. Nicole Stelle Garnett, The People Paradox, 2012 U. Ill. L. Rev. 43 (2012).


June 8, 2012

Professor Tor presents “Behavioral Law and Economics and Competition Law” at the Copenhagen Business School Law Department Seminar.


June 1, 2012

Professor Kelly presents “The Right to Include” at the Property Works-in-Progress Conference at Fordham Law School.


June 1, 2012

Professor Garnett publishes a new article, contending that Catholic schools should remain a critical component of education reform, and that the recent closures of many Catholic schools in favor of charter schools is an ultimately undesirable policy choice. Nicole Stelle Garnett, Are Charters Enough Choice? School Choice and the Future of Catholic Schools, 87 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1891 (2012).


May 22-23, 2012

Professor Tor Lectures in China on “Law, Economics, and Regulation” at Beijing Foreign Studies University and China University of Political Science and Law, and delivers a paper on “Behaviorally-informed Regulation: Potential and Limits” at a conference on Using Economics to Improve Regulation, at the CUPL Research Center for Law and Economics (RCLE).


May 26, 2012

Legal Theory Blog recommends Professor Kelly’s recent article, “Strategic Spillovers,” as “Download of the Week.” Daniel B. Kelly, Strategic Spillovers, 111 Colum. L. Rev. 1641 (2011).


May 18, 2012

Professor Kelly presents “The Invisible Dead Hand” at the Annual Meeting of the American Law & Economics Association (ALEA) at Stanford Law School.


May 15, 2012

Professor Tor’s paper on “The Psychology of Competition: A Social Comparison Perspective” (with Stephen Garcia and Tyrone Schiff) is selected for a keynote dinner presentation at the 9th Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference (ACAC).


May 10, 2012

Professor McKenna publishes a new article, concluding that courts have improperly focused their analysis on search costs rather than consumer decision-making. Mark P. McKenna, A Consumer Decision-Making Theory of Trademark Law, 98 Va. L. Rev. 67 (2012).


May 1, 2012

The Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation Blog reviews Professor Tor’s research with Stephen M. Garcia and Richard Gonzalez on the psychology of competition.