The Scholarly Articles collection provides access to published works by members of the faculty at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Items are downloadable in PDF and primarily include law review and journal articles, authored by current and former faculty members and arranged by year of publication.

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Publications from 2021

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Tribute to Professor Doug Rendleman, Katy Barnett; Alison Bell; Jeff Berryman; Neil Birkhoff; Daniel Friedmann; Thomas P. Gallanis; Claire Hagan Eller; Brandon Hasbrouck; Corey Hauser; Brant Hellwig; Margaret Howard; Alexandra L. Klein; Douglas Laycock; Benjamin V. Madison, III; Judith L. Madison; Kyle McNew; Linda Mullenix; Rami Rashmawi; Caprice Roberts; Victoria Shannon Sahani; Joan Shaughnessy; Barry Sullivan; Martha Vazquez; and Edilson Vitorelli

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Tribute to Professor David Bruck, Cristina Becker, C. Elizabeth Belmont, Johanna Bond, J.D. King, Zoe Bruck, Judy Clarke, Dawn M. Davison, Bernadette M. Donovan, Matthew L. Engle, William S. Geimer, Dan Goldman, Brandon Hasbrouck, Laura G. Hastay, Alexandra L. Klein, Emily Kuchar, Charu Kulkarni, Kristina Leslie, Kamyle Li, Kevin McNally, Maisie Osteen, Jonathan Shapiro, and Scott E. Sundby

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The Soft-Shoe and Shuffle of Law School Hiring Committee Practices, Carliss N. Chatman and Najarian R. Peters

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#Audited: Social Media and Tax Enforcement, Michelle Lyon Drumbl

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Facebook and Politicians’ Speech, Sarah C. Haan

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Meaningless Guarantees: Comment on Mitchell E. McCloy’s “Blind Justice: Virginia’s Jury Sentencing Scheme and Impermissible Burdens on a Defendant’s Right to a Jury Trial”, Alexandra L. Klein

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The Beginning of the End: Abolishing Capital Punishment in Virginia, Alexandra L. Klein

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Where's Rudy?, James E. Moliterno

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Settled Law, G. Alexander Nunn and Alan M. Trammell

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Cancelling Justice? The Case of James Clark McReynolds, Todd C. Peppers

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Noncompetes and Other Post-Employment Restraints on Competition: Empirical Evidence from Trade Secret Litigation, Christopher B. Seaman

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Profiting From Our Pain: Privileged Access to Social Impact Investing, Cary Martin Shelby

Publications from 2020

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Tribute to Professor Samuel W. Calhoun, Doug Ammar, David Carson, Kelly Faglioni, John Fishwick, Mark Grunewald, Stephen Halpin, Brandon Hasbrouck, Brant Hellwig, Lyman Johnson, Bill Johnston, Rick Kirgis, Brian Murchison, Joan Shaughnessy, and Howard Wall

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Family in the Balance: Barton v. Barr and the Systematic Violation of the Right to Family Life in U.S. Immigration Enforcement, David Baluarte

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Protecting Stateless Refugees in the United States, David Baluarte

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Emergency Parole Release for Older Parole-Eligible DOC Inmates, David I. Bruck

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Tribute to Professor Mary Z. Natkin, David Carson, Christine Greene, Mark Grunewald, Howard Highland, Brianne Kleinert, Brian C. Murchison, Debbie Price, Sheryl Salm, and Joan Shaughnessy

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If a Fetus Is a Person, It Should Get Child Support, Due Process, and Citizenship, Carliss N. Chatman

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The Trump Administration Should Have Attorney Whistleblowers, Carliss N. Chatman

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Reforming Federal Sentencing: A Call for Equality-Infused Menschlichkeit, Nora V. Demleitner

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Can the Federal Government Use the Generic Wire Fraud Statute to Prosecute Public Officials for Corrupt Activities That Are Conducted for Political Rather than Private Gain?, Nora V. Demleitner

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State Prosecutors at the Center of Mass Imprisonment and Criminal Justice Reform, Nora V. Demleitner

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The U.S. Sentencing Commission’s Recidivism Studies: Myopic, Misleading, and Doubling Down on Imprisonment, Nora V. Demleitner

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The Many Harms of Forced Marriage: Insights for Law from Ethnography in Northern Uganda, Myriam S. Denov and Mark A. Drumbl

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Memorializing Dissent: Justice Pal in Tokyo, Mark A. Drumbl

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Post-Genocide Justice in Rwanda, Mark A. Drumbl

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Climate Change, Sustainability, and the Failure of Modern Property Theory, Jill M. Fraley

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Bad Actors: Authenticity, Inauthenticity, Speech, and Capitalism, Sarah C. Haan

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Abolishing Racist Policing With the Thirteenth Amendment, Brandon Hasbrouck

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White Saviors, Brandon Hasbrouck

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Brief of Amici Curiae Professors Katherine Mims Crocker and Brandon Hasbrouck in Support of Neither Party with Respect to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss: Dyer v. Smith, Brandon Hasbrouck and Katherine Mims Crocker

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Making Open Access Viable Economically, Andrew Hyde, Russell A. Miller, and Emanuel V. Towfigh

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Gamesmanship and Criminal Process, John D. King

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The Meaning of a Misdemeanor in a Post-Ferguson World: Evaluating the Reliability of Prior Conviction Evidence, John D. King

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Nondelegating Death, Alexandra L. Klein

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Brief of Amicus Curiae the Washington and Lee University School of Law Black Lung Clinic in Support of Petitioners: California v. Texas, Timothy C. MacDonnell

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Practical Truth: The Value of Apparent Honesty in Supreme Court Opinions, Timothy C. MacDonnell

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Hard and Soft Law Preferences in Business and Human Rights, Kishanthi Parella

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A Secretary's Absence for a Law School Examination, Todd C. Peppers

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Chief Justice Melville Weston Fuller and the Great Mustache Debate of 1888, Todd C. Peppers

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Deborah Gelin: Supreme Court Pioneer, Todd C. Peppers

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Preserving the Nationwide National Government Injunction to Stop Illegal Executive Branch Activity, Doug Rendleman

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An Inside History of the Burger Court's Patent Eligibility Jurisprudence, Christopher B. Seaman and Sheena X. Wang

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Boards in Information Governance, Faith Stevelman and Sarah C. Haan

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The Constitutionality of Nationwide Injunctions, Alan M. Trammell

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The Unqualified Mess of Qualified Immunity; A Doctrine Worth Overruling, Allison Weiss

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Habeas Corpus, Conditions of Confinement, and COVID-19, Allison Wexler Weiss

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The New Insider Trading, Karen E. Woody

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The Gaps Model and Faculty Services: Quality Analysis Through a “New” Lens, Alex Zhang and Sherry Xin Chen

Publications from 2019

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The Arrival of "Statelessness Studies"?, David C. Baluarte

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The Right to Migrate: A Human Rights Response to Immigration Restrictionism in Argentina, David C. Baluarte

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If Separation of Church and State Doesn’t Demand Separating Religion from Politics, Does Christian Doctrine Require It?, Samuel W. Calhoun

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Inappropriate for Establishment Clause Scrutiny: Reflections on Mary Nobles Hancock’s, God Save the United States and this Honorable County Board of Commissioners: Lund, Bormuth, and the Fight Over Legislative Prayer, Samuel W. Calhoun

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Myth of the Attorney Whistleblower, Carliss N. Chatman

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Is Supervised Release Tolled Retrospective to the Start of an Unrelated Detention if the Defendant Is Credited with Time Served upon Sentencing for the New Offense?, Nora V. Demleitner

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Felon Disenfranchisement, Nora V. Demleitner

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Will the Supreme Court Rein in “Excessive Fines” and Forfeitures? Don’t Rely on Timbs v. Indiana, Nora V. Demleitner

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Book Review, Daniele Archibugi & Alice Pease, Crime and Global Justice: The Dynamics of International Punishment (2018), Mark A. Drumbl

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Epilogue: From Too Tall to Trim and Small, Mark A. Drumbl

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From Timbuktu to The Hague and Beyond: The War Crime of Intentionally Attacking Cultural Property, Mark A. Drumbl

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Foreword, Michelle Lyon Drumbl

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Tax Attorneys as Defenders of Taxpayer Rights, Michelle Lyon Drumbl

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A Few Thoughts on “If a Tree Falls in a Roadway . . . .”, David Eggert

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The Human Element: The Under-Theorized and Underutilized Component Vital to Fostering Blockchain Development, Joshua A.T. Fairfield

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Modern Waste Law, Bankruptcy, and Residential Mortgage, Jill M. Fraley

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Facebook's Alternative Facts, Sarah C. Haan

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Civil Rights and Shareholder Activism: SEC v. Medical Committee for Human Rights, Sarah C. Haan

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The Post-Truth First Amendment, Sarah C. Haan

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Saving Justice: Why Sentencing Errors Fall Within the Savings Clause, 28 U.S.C. § 2255(e), Brandon Hasbrouck

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The Ironic Privacy Act, Margaret Hu

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Privatizing Criminal Procedure, John D. King

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What We Teach When We Teach German Constitutional Law: An Introduction to the Collection Memorializing Donald P. Kommers, Russell A. Miller

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The New-Breed, “Die-Hard” Chinese Lawyer: A Comparison with American Civil Rights Cause Lawyers, James E. Moliterno and Rongjie Lan

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Improving Human Rights Compliance in Supply Chains, Kishanthi Parella

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Public Relations Litigation, Kishanthi Parella

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Mourning the Magnificent Yankee: The Funeral of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Todd C. Peppers

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Rehabilitating the Nuisance Injunction to Protect the Environment, Doug Rendleman

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The Defamation Injunction Meets the Prior Restraint Doctrine, Doug Rendleman

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How Did We Get Here? Dissecting the Hedge Fund Conundrum Through an Institutional Theory Lens, Cary Martin Shelby

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Board Governance for the Twenty-First Century, Faith Stevelman and Sarah C. Haan

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Demystifying Nationwide Injunctions, Alan M. Trammell

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Justice Kavanaugh, Lorenzo v. SEC, and the Post-Kennedy Supreme Court, Matthew C. Turk and Karen E. Woody

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Address by Professor David B. Wilkins, Washington and Lee University School of Law Commencement Exercises, May 5, 2018, David B. Wilkins and Brant J. Hellwig

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Can Bad Law Do Good? A Retrospective on Conflict Minerals Regulation, Karen E. Woody

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The Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Rebuilding a Nation: The Rwandan Model, Karen E. Woody

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Sustainable and Open Access to Valuable Legal Research Information: A New Framework, Alex Zhang and James Hart

Publications from 2018

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The Risk of Statelessness: Reasserting a Rule for the Protection of the Right to Nationality, David C. Baluarte

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Fear-Based Provocation, Michal Buchhandler-Raphael

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Separation of Church and State: Jefferson, Lincoln, and the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Show It Was Never Intended to Separate Religion from Politics, Samuel W. Calhoun

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A Tribute to Professor Mark H. Grunewald, Samuel W. Calhoun, Robert T. Danforth, Sidney S. Evans, Edward O. Henneman, Andrew W. McThenia, Brian C. Murchison, Joan M. Shaughnessy, Barry Sullivan, John W. Vardaman, and Mark A. Williams

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The Corporate Personhood Two-Step, Carliss N. Chatman

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Revisiting the Role of Federal Prosecutors in Times of Mass Imprisonment, Nora V. Demleitner

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Structuring Relief for Sex Offenders from Registration and Notification Requirements: Learning from Foreign Jurisdictions and from the Model Penal Code: Sentencing, Nora V. Demleitner

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Book Review, Anton Weiss-Wendt, The Soviet Union and the Gutting of the UN Genocide Convention (2017), Mark A. Drumbl

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Book Review, Jamie Rowen, Searching for Truth in the Transitional Justice Movement (2017) & Leonie Steinl, Child Soldiers as Agents of War and Peace: A Restorative Transitional Justice Approach to Accountability for Crimes under International Law (2017), Mark A. Drumbl

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Epilogue: Homecoming Kings, Queens, Jesters, and Nobodies, Mark A. Drumbl

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The Kapo on Film: Tragic Perpetrators and Imperfect Victims, Mark A. Drumbl

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The Language-Game of Privacy, Joshua A.T. Fairfield

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Liability for Unintentional Nuisances: How the Restatement of Torts Almost Negligently Killed the Right to Exclude in Property Law, Jill M. Fraley

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Teaching Communication Skills in Transactional Simulations, Eric J. Gouvin, Katherine M. Koops, James E. Moliterno, Carol E. Morgan, and Carol D. Newman