Volume 7

Issue 7.4

Overcriminalization 2.0: Developing Consensus Solutions [PDF]

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

Issue 7.3 [PDF]


Roger M. Groves, A Radical Route to Funding Urban Revitalization: Profitable Philanthropy Through Limited Liability Companies and a Market-Based Return on Investments, 7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 393 (2011).

Don W. King, U.S. Health Care Reform: Comprehensive Insurance or Affordable Care?, 7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 439 (2011).

William S. Howard, The Student Loan Crisis and the Race to Princeton Law School, 7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 485 (2011).


Laura M. Farley, With the Passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, Will Commercial Speech Rights Be Up In Smoke?, 7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 513 (2011).

Michael Misiewicz, A Double-Edged Sword: How the Defense of Marriage Act Indirectly Protects Same-Sex Couples From Insider Trading Liability, 7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 543 (2011).

Issue 7.2

5th Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues
George Mason Judicial Education Program
December 5-7, 2010

Edited Transcripts

Emerging Civil Justices Issues | PDF

Update on the Federal Rules Advisory Committee | PDF

Obesity Litigation | PDF

Protecting the Public Health: Litigation and Obesity | PDF

Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts and Their Impact on the Tort System | PDF

Perspectives on Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act | PDF

Climate Change Litigation | PDF

The Balancing of Markets, Litigation, and Regulation | PDF

The Role of the Civil Justice System in Allocating Societal Risk | PDF

Issue 7.1


Zachary A. Kitts, Public Trust and the Role of Qui Tam Relators in the Regulatory Framework, 7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 1 (2010). Westlaw | Lexis

Michael D. Wheatley, Apologia for the Second Circuit’s Opinion in SEC v. Dorozhko, 7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 25 (2010). Westlaw | Lexis

Matthew T.M. Feeks, Turned Inside-Out: The Development of “Outsider Trading” and How Dorozhko May Expand the Scope of Insider Trading Liability, 7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 61 (2010). Westlaw | Lexis

Tesia Nicole Stanley, Narrowing the Disclosure Gap: Is EMMA EDGAR for the Municipal Securities Market?, 7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 91 (2010). Westlaw | Lexis


Patrick A. McLaughlin, Ignoring Implementation Costs of the Clean Air Act: A Costly Mistake, 7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 119 (2010). Westlaw | Lexis


Allen R. Brooks, A Corporate Catch-22: How Deferred and Non-Prosecution Agreements Impede the Full Development of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 137 (2010). Westlaw | Lexis

Eva Choi, Seeking Stones in the Red River: The Inevitable Evolution of China’s Anti Monopoly Law, 7 J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 163 (2010). Westlaw | Lexis