Publications

1. NON-ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES [My most recent op-ed is here.]

  • Newspaper (print and electronic) “op-eds”:  Fox News Online, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Investors’ Business Daily, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, Birmingham Star, Milwaukee Sentinel, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Financial Post (Canada), Knight-Ridder Syndication Service, Japan Times, [Montreal] La Presse, Montreal Gazette, [Montreal] Le Devoir, [Toronto] Globe and Mail, countless regional and weekly papers in the U.S., numerous newspapers in Central and South America.
  • Magazine articles: FORBES, The Weekly Standard, Policy Review; Liberty; Reason; National Review; St. Croix Review; American Outlook (Hudson Institute); numerous French-language magazines.
  • National Review OnlineTech Central StationFox News Online, FrontpageThe American ThinkerForbes online, frequent online contributor.
  • Radio and Television: Fox News, NPR Marketplace, CNN Crossfire, C-SPAN,  C.B.C., Radio-Canada, West German Radio, Voice of America, America’s Voice.
  • Featured debater:  Point Of Law discussion of Federalism and Federal Product Liability Reform.
  • Authorized blogger: Point of Law
  • Numerous reports and studies for the Washington Legal Foundation: for a sample report, click here.
  • Studies for North Carolina’s John Locke Foundation, and for the Maryland Public Policy Institute
  • Occasional contributor, Legal Times.   For a sample article, click here.
  • U.S.A.I.D. Report: The Nature of the American Legal System, 1992 [translated into 6 languages and distributed throughout Europe]

2. ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS (Navigation links)

Principles of Products Liability, 2nd edition, West, 2014

[With S. Rocci] “Pennsylvania Supreme Court Permits Waivers for Future Negligence by Third Parties ,” State Court Docket Watch, Summer 2013

“Virginia Supreme Court Expands Wrongful Discharge Cause of Action,” State Court Docket Watch, Spring 2013

“Rich, Smart, Honest?: Does Success Lead to Unethical Lawyering?”, St. Thomas U. Law Journal [forthcoming 2013]

“A Marine’s Honor: The Supreme Court From Snyder To Alvarez”, 20 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1 (2012)

“A Medical Malpractice Toolkit”, 2 JOURNAL OF LAW (1 J. LEGAL METRICS) 349 (2012) [“top ten” in SSRN since the week it was submitted]

Principles of Products Liability, West Publishing,  2011 [Concise Hornbook Series]:  Amazon link here.

“Rape on the Washington Southern:  Industrialization Meets Proximate Cause in Virginia”, draft, forthcoming as a law review article in 2011

“Retributive Damages” and the Death of Private Ordering, 158 U. PA. L. REV. PENNUMBRA 167 (2010).

“Collateral Source and Tort’s Soul”, [co-authored with J. Kidd], forthcoming, 48 Louisville Law Review 1 (2009)

“Critters and Blasting and Torts, Oh Dear” [co-authored with M. Dion],11 The Green Bag, Winter 2008

“Rule of Law”, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences . Ed. William A. Darity, Jr.. Vol. 7. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA 2008

“Duke’s Disgrace” [book review], Academic Questions, v. 21, 2008

“Punitive Damages and the Supreme Court:  A Tragedy in Five Acts”, [2007] Cato Supreme Court Review 315-335

“Public Services Meet Private Law” 44 San Diego L. Rev. 1 (2007)

“Palsgraf:  The Rest of the Story”, 9 The Green Bag 299 (2006)

“Reflections on the Perpetual Myth of the University as Seeker of Truth”, 11 Cardozo Women’s L. J. 581 (2006)

Legal Ethics in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition (co-authored with Ron Rotunda), West Publications, 2006.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition. Macmillan Reference USA (Thomson Gale), 2006. “Rule of Law.”

“In Defense of the Free Public Services Doctrine” [work in progress, draft completed], 2006

Can Tort Reform and Federalism Coexist? (co-authored with Robert Levy), 2004 Cato Institute Policy Analysis

“Punitive Damages and the Supreme Court:  A Tragedy in Five Acts”    4:2 EngageEngage is the Federalist Society’s flagship publication).

Legal Ethics in a Nutshell, 1st Edition (co-authored with Ron Rotunda), West Publications, 2003:  click here to purchase a copy.

“Federalism and Product Liability: One More Trip to the Choice-of-Law Well”,  2002 Brigham Young University Law Review 759

“The Role of the Supreme Court in Preserving Federalism”, 1 Georgetown J. of L. & Pub. Policy 43 (2002) [Inaugural Issue] 118 (2003)

“Regulation Masquerading as Judgment:  Chaos Masquerading as Tort Law”, 71 Mississippi Law Journal 619 (2001)

“The Lawyer as Limo: A Concise History of the Hired Gun”, 8 U. of Chicago Law School Roundtable 325 (2001)

“Tort Reform”, CATO Institute‘s Handbook for 107th Congress, 2001,

NAFTA Meets The American Torts Crisis: The Loewen Case”, 9 George Mason Law Review 69 (2001),

“Corrupting the Rule of Law”, 13 (2) Academic Questions 38 (May 2000) [symposium issue, “Professional Education and Our Culture”]

Fire and Smoke: Government Recoupment Suits and the Rule of LawIndependent Institute, May 2000.

Restoring the Boundary: Tort Law and the Right to ContractCATO Institute

“Tort Law, Moral Accountability and Efficiency,”, 2 Journal of Markets and Morality

“So Sue Them, Sue Them” (with Robert A. Levy), The Weekly Standard, May 24, 1999

Property Rules and Liability Rules,” International Encyclopedia of Law and Economics 1999

“Tort Reform”, chapter of the CATO Institute‘s Handbook for 106th Congress, 1999.

“The Student Aid Game: Meeting Need and Rewarding Talent in American Higher Education”, by McPherson and Schapiro, [Book Review] 11 (4) Academic Questions (Fall 1998) 90.

The Troubling State of General Education: A Study of Six Virginia Public Colleges and Universities, 1998 [nationally acclaimed Virginia Association of Scholars study of higher education]

“Existe un responsabilidad moral en la ley?”, 14 Revista de la Facultad de Derecho, Universitad Francisco Marroquin 32 (1997)

“A Civil Action” [book review], 59 Modern Law Review 628 (1996)

“Loosening the Food and Drug Administration’s Drug Certification Monopoly:George Mason Law Review 325 (1996).

Tort Damages for Lost Future Income“, 31 Gonzaga Law Review 325 (1996) (co-author: Robert A. Levy).

“David Hoffman“, Policy Review, The Heritage Foundation (1996).

“La reglementation et le marche dans le developpement des normes”, 5 Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines 573 (1995).

“Regulation vs. Markets in the Development of Standards”, (1994) 3 Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Review

The Record of the United States – Canada Dispute Resolution Panel“, (1993) 6 New York International Law Review 85.

Tort Law and Private Ordering“, (1992) 35 St. Louis University Law Journal 623.

“Agricultural Zoning and Rent-Seeking”, (1991) 23 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 125.

“Products Liability and the Allergic Consumer”, in Products Liability, Matthew Bender, New York 1991.

“Vaccine Liability” in Products Liability, Matthew Bender, New York 1990.

“Property, Monopoly and Intellectual Rights”, (1989) 12 Hamline L. Rev. 305 [symposium issue on “non-Posnerian Law and Economics”]

The US-Canada Free Trade Agreement: Now or Never, CATO Policy Analysis #105,CATO Institute 1988.

Action positive: theorie et consequences, [Affirmative Action: Theory and Consequences], Editions Yvon Blais, Montreal, 1988.

“Epistemologie juridique: le jugement constitue-t-il du Droit?”, (1988) 17 Revue de droit, Universite de Sherbrooke 639.

“Real Servitudes and Contractual Intent” (1987) 42 Canadian Real Property Reports 110.

“Injunction vs. Damage Remedies in Quebec Nuisance Law”, (1987) 42 Canadian Real Property Reports 38.

“Action positive, egalite, et justice” [Affirmative Action, Equality and Justice], (1987)17 Revue du droit, Universite de Sherbrooke 347.

“Vers une theorie economiqe de l’obligation quasi-contractuelle” [Towards an Economic Theory of Quasi-Contract], (1986) 31 McGill Law Journal 683.

“Nihilisme et Interpretation des lois” [Nihilism and Legal Interpretation], (1986) 20 Revue juridique Themis U. of Montreal Law Review 125.

“Action positive: une introduction philosophique critique” [Affirmative Action — A Critical Philosophical Overview], (1985) 16 Revue de droit, Universite de Sherbrooke 461.

“Max Weber, Rationalism, and the Comparative Method”, (1984) 62 Can. B. Rev. 451.

“Reflexions sur la retroactivite des lois” [Reflections on Retroactivity in Law], (1983) Revue generale du droit (U. of Ottawa Law Review) 287.

“Pacifisme, Strategie, et Traites de desarmement” [Pacifism, Strategy and Disarmament Treaties], (1982-83) 13 Revue de droit, Universite de Sherbrooke211

“Caveat Emptor: Les malheurs du juriste international”, (1981) 12 Etudes internationales210.

“La queue qui remue le chien: L’Interpretation des lois et l’Intention du legislateur” [The Tail Wagging the Dog: Legislative Intent and Legal Interpretation], (1980) 54 Can. Bar Rev. 756.

“Civil Wars and Foreign States” (1980) 5 Yale J. of International Law 173.

“Les Conflicts internes et les Etats-tiers: A la recherche de l’etat du droit”, (1979) 10 Revue de droit, Universite de Sherbrooke  1.