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 2022

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Refugees Under Duress: International Law and the Serious Nonpolitical Crime Bar, David Baluarte

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Foreword: Centering Intersectionality in Human Rights Discourse, Johanna Bond

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Honoring Lutie A. Lytle and John Mercer Langston with our Words, Carliss Chatman

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We Shouldn't Need Roe, Carliss Chatman

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The Visualities and Aesthetics of Prosecuting Aged Defendants, Mark Drumbl and Caroline Fournet

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Property as the Law of Virtual Things, Joshua A.T. Fairfield

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Tokenized: The Law of Non-Fungible Tokens and Unique Digital Property, Joshua A.T. Fairfield

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“You Keep Using That Word”: Why Privacy Doesn’t Mean What Lawyers Think, Joshua A.T. Fairfield

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Governing the Interface Between Natural and Formal Language in Smart Contracts, Joshua A.T. Fairfield and Niloufer Selvadurai

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Eminent Domain and Unfettered Discretion: Lessons from a History of U.S. Territorial Takings, Jill M. Fraley

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Corporate Governance and the Feminization of Capital, Sarah C. Haan

Is American Shareholder Activism a Social Movement?, Sarah C. Haan

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Brief of Professor Brandon Hasbrouck as Amicus Curiae in Support of Appellant: Bell v. Streeval, Brandon Hasbrouck

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Movement Constitutionalism, Brandon Hasbrouck

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Movement Judges, Brandon Hasbrouck

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On Lenity: What Justice Gorsuch Didn’t Say, Brandon Hasbrouck

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Reimagining Public Safety, Brandon Hasbrouck

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The Antiracist Constitution, Brandon Hasbrouck

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Who Can Protect Black Protest?, Brandon Hasbrouck

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Why Corporate Purpose Will Always Matter, Lyman P.Q. Johnson

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Juries, Democracy, and Petty Crime, John D. King

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"Only to Have a Say in the Way He Dies": Bodily Autonomy and Methods of Execution, Alexandra L. Klein

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When Police Volunteer to Kill, Alexandra L. Klein

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Introducing Students to Ethics and Professionalism Challenges in Virtual Communication, Katherine M. Koops, James E. Moliterno, Carol E. Morgan, and Carol D. Newman

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The New Jim and Jane Crow Intersect: Challenges to Defending the Parental Rights of Mothers During Incarceration, Carla Laroche

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Making an Offer That Can't Be Refused: The Need for Reform in the Rules Governing Informed Consent and Doctor-Patient Agreements, Timothy C. MacDonnell

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Contractual Stakeholderism, Kishanthi Parella

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Arthur A. Thomas: A Hero of a Valet, Todd C. Peppers

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Gertrude Jenkins, Unplugged, Todd C. Peppers

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The Chief Justice and the Page: Earl Warren, Charles Bush, and the Promise of Brown v. Board of Education, Todd C. Peppers

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Memorandum of Amici Curiae Doug Rendleman & Caprice Roberts in Support of Plaintiff: Estate of Henrietta Lacks v. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Doug Rendleman and Caprice Roberts

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Patent Eligibility and Cancer Therapy, Christopher B. Seaman

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Intellectual Property and Tabletop Games, Christopher B. Seaman and Thuan Tran

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The Common Prosecutor, Melanie D. Wilson

Publications from 2021

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Submission of Amicus Curiae Observations in the Case of The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen, Erin Baines, Kamari M. Clarke, and Mark A. Drumbl

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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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John Stuart Mill’s Harm Principle and Free Speech: Expanding the Notion of Harm, Melina Constantine Bell

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Practical Abolition: Universal Representation as an Alternative to Immigration Detention, Matthew Boaz

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Corporate Family Matters, Carliss N. Chatman

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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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Weaving a Broader Tapestry, Mark A. Drumbl

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"A Hussy Who Rode on Horseback in Sexy Underwear in Front of the Prisoners": The Trials of Buchenwald’s Ilse Koch, Mark A. Drumbl and Solange Mouthaan

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

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Bankruptcy, Taxes, and the Primacy of IRS Refund Offsets: Copley v. United States, Michelle Lyon Drumbl

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Against Court Packing, or a Plea to Formally Amend the Constitution, Jill M. Fraley

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Facebook and Politicians’ Speech, Sarah C. Haan

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Antiracism in Action, Daniel Harawa and Brandon Hasbrouck

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The Just Prosecutor, Brandon Hasbrouck

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The Unconstitutional Police, Brandon Hasbrouck

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Foreword: Humanity, Dignity, and Grace, Brant J. Hellwig

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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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Executive Extremes: German Lessons for Our Authoritarian Era, Russell A. Miller

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Where's Rudy?, James E. Moliterno

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Recent Attacks on Judicial Independence: The Vulgar, the Systemic, and the Insidious, James E. Moliterno and Peter Čuroš

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

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Investors as International Law Intermediaries: Using Shareholder Proposals to Enforce Human Rights, Kishanthi Parella

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Leveling the Field Through Transnational Regulation, Kishanthi Parella

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Protecting Third Parties in Contracts, Kishanthi Parella

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

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“Destructive to Judicial Dignity”: The Poetry of Melville Weston Fuller, Todd C. Peppers and Mary Crockett Hill

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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

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Biden's Prosecutors, Melanie D. Wilson

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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Hearing on the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Coronavirus, and Addressing China’s Culpability Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Russell A. Miller

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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