• A Theory of Performance-Based Consumer Law

    Professor Lauren Willis has just released this innovative article, Performance-Based Consumer Law, forthcoming in the University of Chicago Law Review.  Her approach would align the interests of firms and regulators by switching to "consumer performance" standards rather than current disclosure or design requirements.  In effect, firms would be rewarded for actual consumer comprehension and/or when consumers actually use products in suitable ways, thereby harnessing firms' considerable knowledge base about consumer behavior and redirecting the creative potential of the private sector.

  • A Unique Human Rights Law Database

    Professor Cesare Romano has launched a first-of-its-kind database that summarizes the decisions of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.  By making these sophisticated and searchable summaries publicly available, Professor Romano and the students of the Loyola International & Comparative Law Review have profoundly expanded access to the decisions of this vital international tribunal for scholars and lawyers, with the aim of strengthening human rights law in the Americas.

  • Most-Cited IP Scholars

    Professors Jennifer Rothman and Lee Petherbridge were both named on these Most Cited IP Law Articles lists.

  • The Economics of the Bond Market

    Carlos Berdejó is an economist.  His recent research will appear in Revisiting the Voting Prohibition in Bond Workouts (forthcoming, Tulane), in which he evaluates the economic impact of the longstanding prohibition against collective action clauses (CACs) on the $250 billion U.S. bond market.  Through an innovative exercise in comparative law involving Chile, Brazil and Germany, he proposes a more efficient rule and offers new insights into the relative merits of mandatory and default contracting rules.

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    Upcoming Scholarly Events

    Loyola will host dozens of legal scholars and numerous events this semester, including the international Legal Theory Roundtable, the Southern California Junior Law Faculty Workshop, the Civil Justice Symposium “Injury as Cultural Practice,” and the U.S.-China IP Conference co-sponsored by U.C. Berkeley and the University of Renmin, China.

Scholarship

Loyola professors are original and influential scholars. Published in leading law reviews and widely cited by judicial opinions, their work is often at the center of important public policy debates. With dozens of treatises and casebooks to their credit, Loyola faculty bring scholarly rigor to every aspect of the legal profession and the classroom.

Junior Scholar Spotlight

Loyola’s junior faculty are already making their mark.

Race, Gender and Crime

Priscilla Ocen reconceptualizes the criminalization of women of color. Read more...

Democratic Theory

Justin Levitt challenges conventional thinking about voting rights and democracy. Read more...

Corporate Theory

Elizabeth Pollman rethinks the boundaries between public and private firms and the rights of corporations.  Read more...

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Hiro Aragaki reconceptualizes the relationship between contract and procedure in civil and extrajudicial adjudication.  Read more...

Economic Legal Regimes

Carlos Berdejo brings rigorous economic empiricism to new realms.  Read more...

Complex Civil Procedure

Adam Zimmerman offers innovative new theories of mass litigation.  Read more...

Crimmigration

Kevin Lapp redraws the boundaries between criminal law, immigration, and democratic theory.  Read more...

Judicial Decisionmaking

Simona Grossi challenges the precepts of modern judicial decisionmaking in the context of civil procedure.  Read more...

Environmental Localism

Katherine Trisolini upends traditional environmental law with a focus on local government.  Read more...

Election Law

Jessica Levinson reconceptualizes the governance function of campaign finance law and corporate speech.  Read more...