In an increasingly digital age, the traditional law review has failed to provide utility to its readers in several key ways. As law review articles have increased in length, traditional readers have experienced increasing demands on their time. In addition, the fairly length publication cycle (coupled with annual staff turnover) has made publishing authors’ responses to already-published pieces and timely commentary on current trends and events increasingly difficult.
DLJ Online addresses this problem by providing judges, academics, practitioners, and students with an online supplement to the printed Duke Law Journal that publishes short, lightly-edited responses to the Journal’s printed pieces as well as other timely commentary at the same high level of quality as the print edition. A shorter publication process allows for more timely scholarship.
Short contributions ranging between 2000 and 5000 words above the line will come from two sources: (1) solicitations of judges, academics, and practitioners by members of the Duke Law Journal’s Executive Committee, and (2) unsolicited submissions from judges, academics, practitioners, and students.
Submissions from 2017
Black Hole Apparitions, Lisa Bernstein
Pari Passu Clauses and the Skeuomorph Problem in Contract Law, Douglas G. Baird
Cinderella Sovereignty, Anna Gelpern
Insurance Policies: The Grandparents of Contractual Black Holes, Christopher C. French
Administrative Rights in Institutional Perspective, Eloise Pasachoff
Living Constitutional Theory, Andrew Coan
Sports Betting has an Equal Sovereignty Problem, Ryan M. Rodenberg and John T. Holden
A (Very Thin) Market for Sovereign Control, W. Mark C. Weidemaier
Blocher, Gulati, and Coase: Making or Buying Sovereignty?, Paul B. Stephan
Should We Buy Selling Sovereignty?, Stephen Clowney
Submissions from 2016
Chevron Deference and Patent Exceptionalism, Christopher J. Walker
Describing Drugs: A Response to Professors Allison and Ouellette, Jacob S. Sherkow
Growing Up with Scout and Atticus: Getting from To Kill a Mockingbird Through Go Set a Watchman, Robert E. Atkinson Jr.
Response to Privacy as a Public Good, Priscilla M. Regan
Submissions from 2015
Implementing Marriage Equality in America, Carl Tobias
Exotic Addiction, Melissa A. Morgan
“Advice and Consent” In the Appointments Clause: From Another Historical Perspective, Steven I. Friedland
The Need for a Law of Church and Market, Nathan B. Oman
Punishing the Poor Through Welfare Reform: Cruel and Unusual?, Jennifer E.K. Kendrex
The Divisibility of Crime, Jessica A. Roth
The Rule of Law as a Law of Standards: Interpreting the Internal Revenue Code, Alice G. Abreu and Richard K. Greenstein
Submissions from 2014
Pragmatic Administrative Law and Tax Exceptionalism, Richard Murphy
What Patent Attorney Fee Awards Really Look Like, Saurabh Vishnubhakat