UCI Law’s faculty address the most important legal issues of the day. Many articles are available here in this growing collection; more complete lists of scholarly works are on our faculty pages at law.uci.edu/faculty


Submissions from 2020


Banking on Democracy, Mehrsa Baradaran WASH U. LAW REVIEW (2020)

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap, Mehrsa Baradaran New York Law Review Online (2020)


Rethinking Financial Inclusion: Designing an Equitable System with Public Policy, Mehrsa Baradaran Roosevelt Institute (2020)

Submissions from 2019

Just Like Global Firms: Unintended Gender Parity and Speculative Isomorphism in India's Elite Professions, Swethaa Ballakrishnen 53 Law & Society Review 108 (2019)

A New Minority? International JD Students in US Law Schools, Swethaa Ballakrishnen and Carole Silver 44 Law & Soc. Inquiry (2019)


The ILC and the Reconstruction of U.S. Banking, Mehrsa Baradaran 62 SMU L. REV. 1143 (2019)


The Twenty First Century Homestead Act, Mehrsa Baradaran The Great Democracy Initiative (2019)

Constitutional Gerrymandering Against Abortion Rights: NIFLA v. Becerra, Michele Bratcher Goodwin and Erwin Chemerinsky 94 NYU L. Rev. 61 (2019)

Blockchain Havens and the Need for Their Internationally-Coordinated Regulation, Omri Y. Marian 20 North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology (2019)

The Culture of Negotiation: Trumpian Imprints on the Future?, Carrie Menkel-Meadow 35 Negotiation J. 221 (2019)

A New Chinese Economic Law Order?, Gregory C. Shaffer and Henry Gao UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper Series (2019)

Access to Safety and Justice: Service of Process in Domestic Violence Cases, Jane K. Stoever 94 Wash. L. Rev. 333 (2019)

Submissions from 2018

Copyright and Hypernarrative, Dan L. Burk 31 Law & Lit. (2018)

Review of Arctic Marine Resource Governance and Development by Niels Vestergaard, Brooks A. Kaiser, Linda Fernandez, and Joan Nymand Larsen (eds.) 2018, Joseph F.C. DiMento 10 Y.B. Polar L. (2018)

The Elusive 'High Road' for Lawyers: Teaching Professional Responsibility in a Shifting Context, Bryant G. Garth 14 U. St. Thomas L. J. 305 (2018)

Law and the Conundrum of Higher Education Quality, Jonathan Glater 51 UC Davis L. Rev. 1211 (2018)

Book Review: Pregnancy, Poverty and the State, Michele Bratcher Goodwin and Erwin Chemerinsky 127 Yale L. J. 1270 (2018)

Polarization and the Judiciary, Richard L. Hasen 22 Ann. Rev. L. & Pol. Sci. (2018)

The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption (Preface), Richard L. Hasen

Legal Innocence and Federal Habeas, Leah M. Litman 104 Virginia L. Rev. 417 (2018)

Is All Corporate Tax Planning Good for Shareholders?, Omri Y. Marian 52 UC Davis L. Rev. (2018)


Challenging the Rhetorical Gag and TRAP: Reproductive Capacities, Rights, and the Helms Amendment, Michele Goodwin

Book Review: The Black Police: Policing Our Own, L. Song Richardson and Devon W. Carbado 131 Harv. L. Rev. 1979 (2018)

China's Rise: How It Took on the U.S. at the WTO, Gregory C. Shaffer and Henry Gao 2018 U. Ill. L. Rev. (2018)

Imperfect Alternatives: Institutional Choice and the Reform of Investment Law, Gregory C. Shaffer and Sergio Puig 112 Am. J. Int'l L. (2018)

Restating the Intentional Torts to Persons: Seeing the Forest and the Trees, Kenneth W. Simons and W. Jonathan Cardi 10 J. Tort Law (2018)

The Consequences of Citizens United: What Do the Lawyers Say?, Ann Southworth 93 Chicago-Kent L. Rev. 101 (2018)

From International Law and International Relations to Law and World Politics, Christopher A. Whytock Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics (2018)

Submissions from 2017

Curation, Music, and Law, Olufunmilayo B. Arewa UCI Law Research Paper Series (2017)

Personification and Conflict in the Study of Movement Lawyering, Sameer M. Ashar UCI Research Paper Series (2017)


Simplexity: Plain Language and the Tax Law, Joshua D. Blank and Leigh Osofsky 66 Emory Law Journal 189 (2017)

Patents and Allied Rights: A Global Kaleidoscope, Dan L. Burk Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law (2017)

Human Trafficking, Immigration Regulation and Sub-Federal Criminalization, Jennifer M. Chacón 20 New Crim. L. Rev. (2017)


Immigration and the Bully Pulpit, Jennifer M. Chacón 130 Harv. L. Rev. Forum (2017)

The 1996 Immigration Laws Come of Age, Jennifer M. Chacón 9 Drexel L. Rev. (2017)

American Colonialism and Constitutional Redemption, Seth Davis 105 Cal. L. Rev. (2017)

Minor Courts, Major Questions, Seth Davis and Michael Coenen 70 Vand. L. Rev. (2017)

The Shape of [Ground] Water (Law): California's New Act, and Prospects for Sustainability, Joseph F.C. DiMento J. Sw. (2017)

Hollywood Writers and the Gig Economy, Catherine Fisk U. Chi. Legal F. (2017)

Issues of Empire, Contestation, and Hierarchy in the Globalization of Law, Bryant G. Garth UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper Series (2017)

The Role of Lawyers in South and East Asia, Bryant G. Garth and Yves Dezalay Routledge Handbook of Asian Law 110 (2017)

Abortion: A Woman's Private Choice, Michele Bratcher Goodwin and Erwin Chemerinsky 95 Tx. L. Rev. 1189 (2017)

Cheap Speech and What It Has Done (to American Democracy), Richard L. Hasen 16 First Amend. L. Rev. (2017)

The 2016 U.S. Voting Wars: From Bad to Worse, Richard L. Hasen UCI Research Papers Series (2017)


Unduly Burdening Women’s Health: How Lower Courts Are Undermining Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Litman M. Leah

Debunking Anti-Novelty, Leah M. Litman 66 Duke L. J. (2017)

Judge Gorsuch and Johnson Resentencing (This Is Not a Joke), Leah M. Litman 115 Mich. L. Rev. (2017)

The State Administration of International Tax Avoidance, Omri Y. Marian 7 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. (2017)

Feminist Legal Academics: Changing the Epistemology of American Law through Conflicts, Controversies and Comparisons, Carrie Menkel-Meadow Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy (2017)

'No Money Down' Bankruptcy, Katherine M. Porter, Pamela Foohey, Robert M. Lawless, and Thorne Deborah 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. (2017)

Cracking the Code: An Empirical Analysis of Consumer Bankruptcy Outcomes, Katherine M. Porter, Sara S. Greene, and Parina Patel 101 Minn. L. Rev. (2017)

Police Use of Force, L. Song Richardson Academy for Justice, A Report on Scholarship and Criminal Justice Reform (2017)

Systemic Triage: Implicit Racial Bias in the Criminal Courtroom, L. Song Richardson 126 Yale L. J. (2017)

Police Unions, L. Song Richardson and Catherine Fisk 85 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. (2017)

Race, Law & Inequality, Fifty Years after the Civil Rights Era, Carroll Seron and Frank W. Munger 2017 Ann. Rev. L. & Soc. Sci. (2017)


Introduction: Transnational Elements of Constitution-Making, Gregory C. Shaffer

From International Law to Jessup's Transnational Law, from Transnational Law to Transnational Legal Orders, Gregory C. Shaffer and Carlos Coye UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper Series (2017)

Can Strict Criminal Liability for Responsible Corporate Officers Be Justified by the Duty to Use Extraordinary Care?, Kenneth W. Simons Crim. L. & Phil. 1 (2017)

Parental Abduction and the State Intervention Paradox, Jane K. Stoever 92 Wash. L. Rev. (2017)

Data Breach, Privacy, and Cyber Insurance, Shauhin A. Talesh Law & Soc. Inquiry (2017)

Lawyer Discipline in an Authoritarian Regime: Empirical Insights from Zhejiang Province, China, Benjamin van Rooij, Judith A. McMorrow, and Sida Liu 30 Geo. J. Legal Ethics (2017)

Submissions from 2016

Constructing Africa: Chinese Investment, Infrastructure Deficits, and Development, Olufunmilayo B. Arewa 48 Cornell Int'l L. J. (2016)

The Spirit of the Laws in Mozambique (Book Review), Olufunmilayo B. Arewa 43 Am. Ethnologist 185 (2016)

Deep Critique and Democratic Lawyering in Clinical Practice, Sameer M. Ashar 104 Cal. L. Rev. (2016)

Navigating Liminal Legalities Along Pathways To Citizenship: Immigrant Vulnerability and the Role of Mediating Institutions, Sameer M. Ashar, Edelina M. Burciaga, Jennifer M. Chacón, Susan Bibler Coutin, Alma Garza, and Stephen Lee UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper Series (2016)

Empirical Methods and Critical Race Theory: A Discourse on Possibilities for a Hybrid Methodology, Mario L. Barnes 2016 Wis. L. Rev. 443 (2016)

"The More Things Change...": New Moves for Legitimizing Racial Discrimination in a "Post-Race" World, Mario L. Barnes 100 Minn. L. Rev. 2043 (2016)

Beyond Abstraction: Applying the Brakes to Runaway Patent Ineligibility, Dan L. Burk 4 J. of L. & Biosciences (2016)

On the Sociology of Patenting, Dan L. Burk 101 Minn. L. Rev. 421 (2016)


Patent Silences, Dan L. Burk 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1603 (2016)

Perverse Innovation, Dan L. Burk 58 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1 (2016)

Managing Ecosystem Effects in an Era of Rapid Climate Change, Alejandro E. Camacho Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, Volume I: Climate Change Law 555 (2016)


Legal Adaptive Capacity: How Program Goals and Processes Shape Federal Land Adaptation to Climate Change, Alejandro E. Camacho and Robert L. Glicksman 87 U. Colo. L. Rev. (2016)


Improving Emerging Regulatory Experiments in Permit Process Coordination for Endangered Species and Aquatic Resources in California, Alejandro E. Camacho, Elizabeth M. Taylor, Melissa L. Kelly, and Stephanie L. Talavera 46 Env. L. Rep. 10131 (2016)

Admissions Quotas as Regional Prerogative? A Response to Rick Su, Jennifer M. Chacón Fordham Urb. L.J. City Square (2016)


Response - A New Hope: Bringing Justice Back into Removal Proceedings, Jennifer M. Chacón 91 NYU L. Rev. Online 132 (2016)

Producing Liminal Legality, Jennifer M. Chacón 92 Denv. U. L. Rev. (2016)

The 2016 Election, the Supreme Court, and Racial Justice, Erwin Chemerinsky U. Chi. L. Rev. (2016)

The Rational Basis Test Is Constitutional (and Desirable), Erwin Chemerinsky 14 Geo. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 401 (2016)

Thinking About the Supreme Court's Successes and Failures, Erwin Chemerinsky 69 Vand. L. Rev. 919 (2016)

Compulsory Vaccination Laws are Constitutional, Erwin Chemerinsky and Michele Bratcher Goodwin 110 Nw. U. L. Rev. 589 (2016)

Religion Is Not a Basis for Harming Others, Erwin Chemerinsky and Michele Bratcher Goodwin 104 Geo. LJ. 1111 (2016)

Environmental Governance of the Arctic: Law, Effect, Now Implementation, Joseph F.C. DiMento 6 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. (2016)

Workplace Democracy and Democratic Worker Organizations: Notes on Workers Centers and Members-Only Unions, Catherine Fisk 17 Theoretical Inquiries L. 101 (2016)

Story Work: Non-proprietary Autonomy and Contemporary Television Writing, Catherine Fisk and Michael Szalay Television & New Media 1 (2016)

Corporate Lawyers in Emerging Markets, Bryant G. Garth 12 Ann. Rev. L. & Soc. Sci. (2016)

"Lords of the Dance" as Double Agents: Elite Actors In and Around the Legal Field, Bryant G. Garth and Yves Dezalay 3 J. Prof. & Org. 188 (2016)

'Legal Theory,' Strategies of Learned Production, and the Relatively Weak Autonomy of the Subfield of Learned Law, Bryant G. Garth and Yves M. Dezalay In Search of Contemporary Legal Thought (2016)


Debt, Merit, and Equity in Higher Education Access, Jonathan D. Glater

Student Debt and the Siren Song of Systemic Risk, Jonathan D. Glater 53 Harv. J. on Legis. 99 (2016)

When a Reporter Enters a Bamboo Grove: Reflections on Serial, Jonathan D. Glater 13 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 503 (2016)

Marital Rape: The Long Arch of Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls, Michele Bratcher Goodwin 109 Am. J. Int'l L. (2016)


The Pregnancy Penalty, Michele Bratcher Goodwin 26 Health Matrix: J. L.-Med. 17 (2016)

Vulnerable Subjects: Why Does Informed Consent Matter?, Michele Bratcher Goodwin 44 J. L. Med. & Ethics (2016)

No Immunity: Race, Class, and Civil Liberties in Times of Health Crisis, Michele Bratcher Goodwin and Erwin Chemerinsky Harv. L. Rev. 956 (2016)


Constitutional Exceptionalism, Michele Bratcher Goodwin and Allison M. Whelan 4 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1287 (2016)

After Scalia: The Future of United States Election Law, Richard L. Hasen Amerika Ho (2016)

Celebrity Justice: Supreme Court Edition, Richard L. Hasen 19 Green Bag 2D 157 (2016)

Election Law’s Path in the Roberts Court’s First Decade: A Sharp Right Turn but with Speed Bumps and Surprising Twists, Richard L. Hasen 68 Stan. L. Rev. 1597 (2016)

Essay: Softening Voter ID Laws Through Litigation: Is It Enough?, Richard L. Hasen Wis. L. Rev. (2016)