Editor-in-Chief
Daniel Russell

Executive Editor
Karen Schroeder


Managing Editor
Jacob Hamburger

Senior Articles Editor
James Beaty
Senior Notes Editor
Jeff Kuhlman

Notes Editor
Tamta Zhorzholiani

Senior Research Editors
Daniel McCain
Jenny Min
Articles Selection Editor
Daniel Schneider
Publications Editor
Daniel Schneider
  Members
Ian Baldwin
Sam Banks
Roger Gibboni
Jason Langford
Samantha Morelli
Temitope Odusami
Ian Rothfuss
Rebecca Schumm
David Scott
 

The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy was recently featured on the popular blog Above The Law for its Fall 2013 issue!  In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the pivotal Supreme Court decision Erie Railroad v. Tompkins, Issue 10.1 features several articles reexamining key components of the decision.  Click on the link above to see JLEP in Above The Law or click here to read Issue 10.1.

 

Symposium News

On October 29, 2013

The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy
and the Law & Economics Center present…

The Unique Contributions of Armen Alchian, Robert Bork, and James Buchanan to the George Mason University School of Law

November 8th, 2013
7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location:  Founders Hall – George Mason University
3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

Click here to see the Symposium Agenda

FREE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE!
Click here to Register
Note: ALL MUST PRE-REGISTER for the Symposium no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

About the Tenth Anniversary Symposium:
Co-Hosted by the LEC as the Third Annual Henry G. Manne Law and Economics Conference
& Co-Hosted by JLEP as the Journal’s Tenth Annual Symposium

Please join us as we honor the contributions of Armen Alchian, Judge Robert Bork, and James Buchanan.  This one-day symposium will reflect on the lives and works of three great scholars who contributed in significant ways to Law and Economics at George Mason University School of Law:

  • Armen Alchian taught in the LEC’s Economics Institutes for Judges and Law Professors for over 20 years.
  • Robert Bork taught as an adjunct professor at the law school during its formative years.
  • James Buchanan was instrumental in the hiring of Henry G. Manne as Dean of GMU School of Law in 1986 — the same year in which Buchanan was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science.

Click here to see the Symposium Agenda

Click here to see the Guest Speakers 

Questions?  Please email Symposium Editor Kevin Hill at SymposiumJLEP@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

JLEP has elected its Masthead for 2013-2014. The journal’s incoming group of editors is loaded with talent, and will be responsible for handling all aspects of the journal’s operation. The new editors are:

Editor-in-Chief: Steven Dunn
Executive Editor: Crystal Yi
Managing Editor: Sarah Mernin
Publications Editor: Meagan Dziura
Senior Articles Editor: Michael Rodgers
Articles Editor: Preston Wise
Articles Editor: David Dubin
Senior Research Editor: Kelly Fryberger
Research Editor: Victoria Clarke
Research Editor: Ian Rothfuss
Senior Notes Editor: Max Slackman
Senior Notes Editor: Erica Peterson
Articles Selection Editor: Preston Wise
Symposium Editor: Kevin Hill

JLEP has also selected ten new Full Members: Josh Branson, Keiko Breyan, Brady Cummins, Ryan Leavitt, Mariam Noori, Catie Oryl, Kyra Smerkanich, Jonathan Stapor, Charles Thresher, and Allison Walsh.

Please join us in congratulating the new Masthead and Full Members.

 

The outgoing board is proud to announce the board of editors for next year.

Editor-in-Chief: Adam Park
Executive Editor: Nathaniel Harris
Managing Editor: Benjamin Charlton
Publications Editor: Morgan Shields
Senior Articles Editor: Genevieve Miller
Articles Editors: Peter Anderson, Kylie Caporuscio, Anthony Kanakis
Articles Submissions Editor: Anthony Kanakis
Senior Research Editor: Jennifer Johnston
Research Editors: Jason Malashevich, Tom Randall, David Brodian
Senior Notes Editor: Carolyn Head
Notes Editors: Mark Stevens, Emily Barber, Juan Kassar
Outreach Editor: Jacob Merrill
Technology Editor: Tom Randall
Full Members: Hollie Kapos, Louise Martin, Elizabeth Newell, Alex Payne, Adam Schneider, Robert Strange, Mark Weiss, Lauren Wynns, Michael Brody

Congratulations to all of our new members and editors.  The outgoing board is confident that you will all do a great job next year!

We have also selected five student notes for publication next year and two for honorable mention.

The following notes have been selected for publication (in no particular order):

Jennifer Johnston, Cy Pres Distribution in Class Actions
Peter Anderson, Empowering Local and Sustainable Food: Does the Tester-Hagan Amendment to the Food Safety Modernization Act Remove Enough Barriers?
Genevieve Miller, Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions: A Cost-Benefit Analysis
Nathaniel Harris, Consumer Price Changes Caused by Leegin
Adam Park, Keep Your Eye on the Bribe: Focusing FCPA Enforcement

The following notes have been selected for honorable mention:

Carolyn Head, Adopting the Right Incentives: Encouraging People to Adopt in the Medical Age
Morgan Shields, Which Came First The Cost or The Embryo? An Economic Argument For Disallowing Cryopreservation of Human Embryos

Congratulations to Jennifer, Peter, Genevieve, Nate, Adam, Carolyn and Morgan on completing such outstanding notes.

 

Schedule of Events
8:30 AMBreakfast Reception
8:45 AMWelcoming Remarks
Daniel Polsby, Dean, George Mason University School of Law
Thomas Hazlett, Professor of Law & Economics, George Mason University
9:00 AMBreakfast Keynote: Design, Institutions, and the Evolution of Platforms
Richard Langlois, University of Connecticut
9:30 AMPlatforms, Modularity, and Complementary Goods
Andrei Hagiu, Harvard Business School
Salil Mehra, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Joshua Wright, George Mason University School of Law (moderator)
10:30 AMIndustry Keynote
Donald Rosenberg, Qualcomm, Inc.
11:00 AMPatent Litigation: Software Patents, Licensing, and Mobile OS Platforms
Anne Layne-Farrar, Compass-Lexecon
James Bessen, Boston University School of Law
Adam Mossof, George Mason University School of Law (moderator)
12:00 PMLuncheon Keynote: Why "Walled Gardens" Isn't Inconsistent with Open Innovation: Understanding How Ecosystems "Management" Promotes Progress
David Teece, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
1:30 PMAdjourn
To request an invitation to this event, please fill out the registration form online, http://iep.gmu.edu/event/innovation-conference-digital-inventor-how-entrepreneurs-compete-platforms or simply respond by email to iep.gmu@gmail.com. Attendees will receive two Virginia CLE credits, and registration will be $50 for GMU Law alumni and government employees, $80 for general registration, and $100 at the door. Please direct inquiries to Sarah Oh, Conference Organizer, Information Economy Project.
 

Issue 7.4 Now Available Online

On October 11, 2011

Issue 7.4 of The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy is now available on our website.  You can access a PDF file of the entire issue by clicking on the “Issues” tab above, or you can follow the link “PDF” below.  It is also available on Lexis and WestLaw, starting at 7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 565.

Issue 7.4

Overcriminalization 2.0: Developing Consensus Solutions [PDF]


Foreword
Ellen S. Podgor

Opening and Keynote

Opening Remarks
Norman L. Reimar

Keynote Speech: The Reality of Overcriminalization
Larry D. Thompson

Panel 1: The Potential of “Smart on Crime” Reform Initiatives

Remarks on the Introduction of Criminal Law Reform Initiatives.
Ronald L. Gainer

From “Overcriminalization” to “Smart on Crime”: American Criminal Justice Reform — Legacy and Prospects
Roger A. Fairfax, Jr.

Panel 2: Monitoring Prosecutors

Agents Prosecuting Agents
Larry E. Ribstein

Overcriminalization 2.0: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Plea Bargaining and Overcriminalization
Lucian E. Dervan

Panel 3: Regulation of Criminalization

Criminal Law’s Unfortunate Triumph Over Administrative Law
Darryl K. Brown

 Panel 4: Restoring the Mens Rea Requirement

Playing With The Rules: An Effort to Strengthen the Mens Rea Standards of Federal Criminal Laws
Geraldine Szott Mohr

Remarks on Restoring the Mens Rea Requirement
Harvey Silvergate

The Better Part of Lenity
Marie Gryphon

Developing Consensus Solutions to Overcriminalization Problems: The Way Ahead
Jeffrey S. Parker

 

Volume 7.4 of the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy was shipped recently.  Subscribers should have already received their copies in the mail.  The following transcripts are included in issue 7.4, and can be found online on Westlaw, Lexis, or HeinOnline.  Congratulations to the speakers!

Overcriminalization 2.0: Developing Consensus Solutions
7 J. L. Econ. & Pol’y 565

Foreward
Ellen S. Podgor

Opening Remarks
Norman L. Reimer

Ketnote Speech: The Reality of Overcriminalization
Larry D. Thompson

Remarks on the Introduction of Criminal Law Reform Initiatives
Ronald L. Gainer

From “Overcriminalization” to “Smart on Crime”: American Criminal Justice Reform — Legacy and Prospects
Roger A Fairfax, Jr.

Agents Prosecuting Agents
Larry E. Ribstein

Overcriminalization 2.0: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Plea Bargaining and Overcriminalization
Lucian E. Dervan

Criminal Law’s Unfortunate Triumph Over Administrative Law
Darryl K. Brown

Playing With The Rules: An Effort to Strengthen the Mens Rea Standards of Federal Criminal Laws
Geraldine Szott Moohr

Remarks on Restoring the Mens Rea Requirement
Harvey Silvergate

The Better Part of Lenity
Marie Gryphon

Developing Consensus Solutions to Overcriminalization Problems: The Way Ahead
Jeffrey S. Parker

This completes Volume 7.  The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy gives its deepest thanks and congratulations to the 2010-2011 Editorial Board for putting together a great volume, and being great mentors for the new editorial board.  Thank you, and good luck:

2010-2011 Editorial Board

Samuel Adelmann, Editor-in-Chief
Eva Choi, Executive Editor
Allen Brooks, Managing Editor
Reid MacHarg, Senior Articles Editor
Andrew Hunt, Senior Research Editor
Laura Farley, Senior Notes Editor
Jessica Hoppe, Notes & Research Editor
Sarah Nash, Notes Editors
Katrina Doran, Research Editor
Jacob Shorter, Articles Submissions Editor
Murat Mungan, Associate Editor
Jennifer Bradfute, Member Emeritus
Shamus Brennan, Member
Karuna Brunk, Member Emeritus
Bill Knauss, Member
Shane McCarrick, Member
Katherine McCormack, Member
Alexandra Zimmer, Member Emeritus

-2011-2012 JLEP Editorial Board

 

Welcome Candidate Members!

On July 22, 2011

The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy recently made its selections for the write-on competition at George Mason University School of Law.  Out of about 140 applications, we selected 28 candidate members to join our editorial team for the 2011-2012 year.  The primary responsibility of the candidate members will be to edit pieces accepted for publication for style, content, and proper citation.  The following list is the 2011-2012 JLEP candidate member class:

Peter Anderson
Emily Barber
David Brodian
Michael Brody
Joseph Calascoine
Kylie Caporuscio
Benjamin Charlton
Nathaniel Harris
Carolyn Head
Karl Helgerson
Jennifer Johnston
Anthony Peter Kanakis
Hollie Kapos
Juan Kassar
Jason Malashevich
Louise Martin
Jacob Merrill
Genevieve Miller
Elizabeth Newell
Adam Park
Alex Payne
Tom Randall
Adam Schneider
Morgan De Ann Shields
Mark Stevens
Robert Strange
Mark Weiss
Lauren Wynns

Congratulations!

-JLEP Editorial Board

 

Issue 7.3 Shipped

On July 21, 2011

Volume 7 Issue 3 of the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy was shipped a couple of weeks ago.  Subscribers should have received their copies in the mail.  The following articles are included in issue 7.3, and can be found online on Westlaw, Lexis, or HeinOnline.  Congratulations to the authors!

Articles

A Radical Route to Funding Urban Revitalization: Profitable Philanthropy Through Limited Liability Companies and a Market-Based Return on Investments
Roger M. Groves
7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 393

U.S. Healthcare Reform: Comprehensive Insurance or Affordable Care?
Don W. King
7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 439

The Student Loan Crisis and the Race to Princeton Law School
William S. Howard
7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 485

Comments

With the Passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, Will Commercial Speech Rights Be Up In Smoke?
Laura M. Farley
7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 513

A Double-Edged Sword: How the Defense of Marriage Act Indirectly Protects Same-Sex Couples From Insider Trading Liability
Michael Misiewicz
7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 543

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-JLEP Editorial Board