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


-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!


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


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


-JLEP Editorial Board


Interested in Joining JLEP?

On April 19, 2011

Thank you for you interest in joining the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy. The journal will be accepting applications through the write-on process at George Mason University. Be sure to do the write-on!

For more information about what to expect as a candidate member in JLEP, please click on the following links:

JLEP 101

The Write-on Process

Writing a Note

Thank you, and we hope to see you as a CM next year!


Issue 7.2 Available Online!

On March 31, 2011

In partnership with the George Mason University Law & Economics Center, Issue 7.2 will be available online through our website free of charge.  Issue 7.2 features transcripts from the Center’s 5th Annual Civil Justice Symposium held at George Mason University on December 5-7, 2010.  Visit the Center’s website for more information.


Alumni Career Map

On March 6, 2011

The Journal recently created a Alumni Career Map for alumni to submit their career information on Google Maps.  We will include practice areas, and work contact information including telephone and website.  Please visit the Alumni Map for more information,


The George Mason Law & Economics Center posted full video from the Overcriminalization 2.0 symposium.


The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy announces the 2011-2012 Editorial Board:

Editor-in-Chief – Larry Pounders
Executive Editor – Shannon Lautenschlager
Managing Editor – Daniel J. Wisniewski
Publications Editor – Laura Lieberman
Senior Articles Editor – John Buckley
Articles Editor – Rachel Fertig
Articles Editor – Graham Dufault
Articles Submissions Editor – Dallin Glenn
Senior Research Editor – Mike DeRita
Research Editor – Andrew Galle
Research Editor – Elyse Dorsey
Senior Notes Editor – Katie Barnes
Notes Editor – Brendan Mullarkey
Notes Editor – Daniel Glynn
Notes Editor – Melissa Alfano

The Journal also announces the following student notes and comments selected for publication in upcoming issues:

Katie Barnes – ‘Laissez Faire L’Anglais’: Why France Should Abandon the Toubon Law and Embrace Linguistic Freedom.
Andrew Galle – Whistleblowing in the Intelligence Community: Why a New Board Will be a Step in the Right Direction.
Daniel Glynn – Granholm’s Ends do not Justify the Means: The Twenty-First Amendment’s Temperance Goals Trump Free Market Idealism.
Laura Lieberman – Congressional Underlay: The Weaknesses of Proposed Online Gambling Regulations.
Christina Newton Interpreting Caperton: A Hybrid Solution to the Public Choice Problem in Judicial Elections.
Daniel J. Wisniewski – Vegetation as a Nuisance: Conflicting Land Uses.

We would also like to congratulate the following casenotes and comments that were selected as Honorable Mentions:

Elyse Dorsey – Determining When Contempt Proceedings are Appropriate against Repeat Patent Infringers: Costs, Benefits, and Echostar.
Brendan Mullarkey – CREDITORS BEWARE! Discharge in Bankruptcy: Affirmative Defense or Debtor’s Offense
Larry Pounders – “Outlaw” Contract Terms in Consumer Contracting: Mispricing, Market Inefficiencies & the Overconsumption of Risk.
Billy Wiegand – Why South Korean Mobile Phones have Faster Connection Speeds than their American Counterparts.

7.1 shipped

On February 6, 2011

Volume 7 Issue 1 of the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy was shipped today.  Congratulations to the authors and editors!


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


Symposium Featured in Cover Story

On December 28, 2010

Overcriminalization 2.0 is mentioned in the January cover story in Corporate Counsel Magazine.  Click here to read the article.


Larry Thompson interview

On October 28, 2010

The Law & Economics Center at George Mason University, a sponsor of our symposium “Overcriminalization 2.0: Developing Consensus Solutions”, interviewed former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson on the importance of finding solutions to the issue of overcriminalization.  Click here for the video.

You can also visit our Media section to see the rest of the interviews from presenters at the symposium.