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 2024

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How a “Superstar” CEO Exposes the Necessity for Third Party D&O Insurance, Angela N. Aneiros and Karen Woody

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Children's Right to Access Potentially Critical Learning: Liberating Youth from Propagation of Structural Injustice, Melina Constantine Bell

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Tax Enforcement at the Intersection of Social Welfare and Vulnerable Populations, Michelle Lyon Drumbl

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Food Price Narratives, Tammi S. Etheridge

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Crypto-Counterfeiting, Joshua Fairfield

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What Roosevelt Did to Brown v. Board of Education, or Race and Court Packing, Jill M. Fraley

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Delegated Corporate Voting and the Deliberative Franchise, Sarah C. Haan

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1983, Brandon Hasbrouck

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Unshielded: How the Police Can Become Touchable, Brandon Hasbrouck

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Beyond Trade Secrecy: Confidentiality Agreements that Act Like Noncompetes, Camilla A. Hrdy and Christopher B. Seaman

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The Post-Ongwen Case Period and the Reconciliation Process in Northern Uganda: Local Communities as a Site of Knowledge, Christelle Molima Bameka

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Illegal Contracts and Agreements: A New Standard for Prostitution and Marijuana Agreements, Doug Rendleman

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Amended Expert Disclosure Report: Navahine v. Dept. of Transportation, State of Hawai’i, Catherine Smith

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Amicus Brief of Children’s Rights Legal Scholars and Advocates as Amici Curiae in Support of Neither Party: Trump v. Anderson, Catherine Smith, Jeremiah Chin, Philip L. Gregory, Mathew W. dos Santos, and Julia A. Olson

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Corporate Crime and Cooperation, Karen E. Woody

Publications from 2023

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Caremark's Butterfly Effect, Angela N. Aneiros and Karen E. Woody

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Speculative Immigration Policy, Matthew Boaz

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Teaching Slavery in Commercial Law, Carliss N. Chatman

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The False Promise of Jurisdiction Stripping, Daniel Epps and Alan M. Trammell

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Federalizing Caremark, Tammi S. Etheridge and Carliss Chatman

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Digital Property Cycles, Joshua Fairfield

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Making Virtual Things, Joshua A.T. Fairfield

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Book Review, Kirsten Campbell, The Justice of Humans: Subject, Society and Sexual Violence in International Criminal Justice (2022), Shannon Fyfe

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Voting Rights in Corporate Governance: History and Political Economy, Sarah C. Haan

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Women in Shareholder Activism, Sarah C. Haan

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Allow Me to Transform: A Black Guy’s Guide to a New Constitution, Brandon Hasbrouck

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Democratizing Abolition, Brandon Hasbrouck

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The 2022 Alabama Executions and the Crisis of American Capital Punishment, Alexandra L. Klein

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Building Belonging: Proven Methods to Decrease Attrition and Best Serve Law Students, Leila Lawlor

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Disciplining Doctors: A Call for Caution When Responding to Physicians' Counter-Consensus Speech in the Time of COVID-19, Timothy MacDonnell

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Foreword: Looking Back to Move Forward: Exploring the Legacy of U.S. Slavery, Suzette Malveaux

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The Future of Intersectionality in Employment Law, Suzette Malveaux

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Pandemic as Transboundary Harm: Lessons from the Trail Smelter Arbitration, Russell A. Miller

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Place-Based versus Practice-Based Norms for American Lawyers: "It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)", James E. Moliterno

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Corporate Foreign Policy in War, Kishanthi Parella

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International Law in the Boardroom, Kishanthi Parella

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From Natchitoches to Nuremberg: The Life of Legal Pioneer Lyria Dickason, Todd C. Peppers

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Thoughts on Law Clerk Diversity and Influence, Todd C. Peppers

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Unfair by Default: Arbitration's Reverse Default Judgment Problem, Alexi Pfeffer-Gillett

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Being in the Room Where It Happens: Celebrating Virginia’s First Female Law Clerks, Anne Rodgers and Todd C. Peppers

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"Children's Equality Law" in the Age of Parents' Rights, Catherine E. Smith

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Tribute to Professor Joan Shaughnessy, Alan M. Trammell, Joan M. Shaughnessy, Mary Z. Natkin, Brian C. Murchison, Mark H. Grunewald, Barry Sullivan, and Michelle L. Drumbl

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Safe Harbors in the Shadows: Extending 10b5-1 Plans to Cover Shadow Trading, Karen E. Woody and M. Cole Davidson

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The SEC's SPAC Solution, Karen Woody and Lidia Kurganova

Publications from 2022

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A New Narrative of Statelessness, David Baluarte

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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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What’s the Beef? The FDA, USDA, and Cell-Cultured Meat, Tammi S. Etheridge

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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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Negative Aesthetic Experiences of Prosecuting the Barely Alive, Shannon Fyfe

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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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Black Women and Voter Suppression, Carla Laroche

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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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Tulsa Race Massacre Symposium Keynote Speech, Suzette Malveaux

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A Taxonomy of Silencing: The Law’s 100 Year Suppression of the Tulsa Race Massacre, Suzette M. Malveaux

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Endangered Claims: How the U.S. Civil Procedure System Mimics the Wild, Suzette M. Malveaux

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Is It Time for a New Civil Rights Act? Pursuing Procedural Justice in the Federal Civil Court System, Suzette M. Malveaux

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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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Brown's Children's Rights Jurisprudence and How It Was Lost, Catherine E. Smith

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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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Intent, Responsibility, and the Treatment of Migrant Communities, Shannon Fyfe