Articles/Essays by Subject

Aesthetics/Legal Form

How to do Things with Hohfeld, (forthcoming 2014)

Formalism and Realism in Ruins (Mapping the Logics of Collapse), 95 IOWA LAW REVIEW 195 (2010)

The Dedifferentiation Problem, 42(1) CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY REVIEW 35 (Special Issue on Continental Philosophy of Law) (2009)

The Aesthetics of American Law115 HARVARD LAW REVIEW 1047 (2002)

Foreword: Postmodernism and Law62 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW REVIEW 439 (1991)

Rules and Standards33 UCLA LAW REVIEW 379 (1985)

Constitutional Interpretation

No Vehicles in the Park, SEATTLE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 381 (1999)

Day, Berry & Howard Visiting Scholar Lecture — Authorizing Interpretation30 UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW 1065 (1998)

Hiding the Ball71 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 1681 (1996)

Framers’ Intent: The Illegitimate Uses of History, 8 UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND LAW REVIEW 283 (19

Critique of the Subject

The Problem of the Subject69 TEXAS LAW REVIEW 1627 (1991)

Fish v. Zapp: The Case of the Relatively Autonomous Self76 GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL 37 (1988)

Critique of Legal Reason/Legal Knowledge

Spam Jurisprudence, Air Law, and the Rank Anxiety of Nothing Happening (A Report on the State of the Art), 97 GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL 803 (2009

Law and Philosophy in the Hyperreal, in Francis J. Mootz III, On Philosophy in American Law 257 (2008)

Law as a Continuation of God by Other Means85 CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 427 (1997)

Law and Phrenology110 HARVARD LAW REVIEW 877 (1997)

 Pre-figuration and Evaluation80 CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 965 (1992)

Writing for Judges63 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW REVIEW 419 (1992)

Missing Pieces: A Cognitive Approach to Law67 TEXAS LAW REVIEW 1195 (1989)

The Brilliant, the Curious and the Wrong39 STANFORD LAW REVIEW 917 (1987)

Critique of Normativity

The Empty Circles of Liberal Justification96 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 1 (1997)


Normativity and the Politics of Form139 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW REVIEW 801 (1991)

Normative and Nowhere to Go, 43 STANFORD LAW REVIEW 167 (1990)

CLS/Critical Theory

Politics and Denial22 CARDOZO LAW REVIEW 1135 (2001)

U.S. C.L.S., 10 LAW & CRITIQUE 199 (1999)

Contradiction and Denial  (Review-essay of Mark Kelman’s A Guide to Critical Legal Studies, 87 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 1216 (1989) 

A Reply – The Missing Portion (Response to Symposium, “Beyond Right and Reason: Pierre Schlag, The Critique of Normativity and The Enchantment of Reason”), 57 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI LAW REVIEW 1029 (2003)


A Brief Survey of Deconstruction27 CARDOZO LAW REVIEW 741 (2005)

“Le Hors de Texte, C’est Moi” — The Politics of Form and the Domestication of Deconstruction11 CARDOZO LAW REVIEW 1631 (1990)

Cannibal Moves: The Metamorphoses of the Legal Distinction,  40 STANFORD LAW REVIEW 929 (1988)

Doctrinal Analysis

Assaults on the Exclusionary Rule: Good Faith Limitations and Damage Remedies, 73 JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW & CRIMINOLOGY 875 (1982)

Freedom of Speech

This Could Be Your Culture — Junk Speech in the Age of Decadence (Review of Death of Discourse by Ron Collins & David Skover), 109 HARVARD LAW REVIEW 1801 (1996)

How to Do Things with the First Amendment64 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW REVIEW 1095 (1993)

Freedom of Speech as Therapy (Review-essay of Lee Bollinger’s, The Tolerant Society) 34 UCLA LAW REVIEW 265 (1986)

Review essay of Interpretations of the First Amendment, by W. Van Alstyne, 2 CONSTITUTIONAL COMMENTARY 519 (1985)

An Attack on Categorical Approaches to Freedom of Speech, 30 UCLA LAW REVIEW 671 (1983)

Law and Economics

Coase Minus the Coase Theorem–Some Problems with Chicago Transaction Cost Analysis, 99 IOWA L. REV. 175 (2013)

Nudge, Choice Architecture and Libertarian Paternalism (Review-Essay of Sunstein & Thaler, “Nudge”)108 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 913 (2010)

The Problem of Transaction Costs62 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 1661 (1989)

An Appreciative Comment on Coase’s The Problem of Social Cost: A View from the Left, [1986] WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW 919

Legal Culture

Jurisprudence Noire (Review-essay on Lawrence Joseph’s Lawyerland), 101 COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW 1733 (2001)

Clerks in the Maze, 91 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 2053 (1993)


The Faculty Workshop60 BUFFALO LAW REVIEW 807 (2012)

My Dinner at Langdell’s52 BUFFALO LAW REVIEW 851 (2004)


Kandinsky or Hart? The Crit: A Critical Legal Studies Journal

The Anxiety of the Law Student at the Socratic Impasse—An Essay on Reductionism in Legal Education, 31 New York University Review of Law & Social Change 575 (2007) Ten Thousand Cases—Maybe More: An Essay on Centrism in Legal Education2 STANFORD AGORA (an online journal): 3/ (2003)