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.
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.
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