Scholarship is a core priority for the Pacific McGeorge faculty. Among their scholarly pursuits, Pacific McGeorge faculty develop and present at scholarly symposia and conferences, author books for the legal profession, students, and the general public, and produce scholarship for top journals around the country and the world.

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Submissions from 2022

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Police Ignorance and (Un)Reasonable Fourth Amendment Exclusion, Nadia Banteka

Rethinking Constitutionally Impermissible Punishment, Nadia Banteka and Erika Nyborg-Burch

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Leading Law Schools: Relationships, Influence, and Negotiation, Michael T. Colatrella Jr.

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The Complex Dualisms Of Corporations And Democracy, Franklin A. Gevurtz

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Freedom of Speech and Regulation of Fake News, Leslie Jacobs

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The Promise of Patent-Backed Finance for Smes and Universities, and Shifting Patent Eligible Subject Matter, Michael S. Mireles and Mattias Karlsson Dinnetz

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'Freedom's Just Another Word for Nothin' Left to Lose': The Ongoing Struggle to Properly Regulate the Gig Economy in California, Francis J. Mootz III and Jeffrey Michael

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The Constitutional Right to “Establish a Home", John G. Sprankling

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Statutory Interpretation from the Outside, Kevin Tobia, Victoria Nourse, and Brian G. Slocum

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Expanding Statutes of Limitations for Sex Crimes: Bad Public Policy, Michael Vitiello

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Trump’s Legacy: The Long-term Risks to American Democracy, Michael Vitiello

Submissions from 2021

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Artificially Intelligent Persons, Nadia Banteka

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Abortion Privilege, Ederlina Co

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What I Learned about Teaching Law by Being an Art Student, Michael T. Colatrella

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The meaning of sex: Dynamic words, novel applications, and original public meaning, William N. Eskridge, Brian G. Slocum, and Stefan Gries

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The Yin and Yang of Corporations and Democracy, Franklin A. Gevurtz

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Implementing Ecosystem-Based Management, Brian Gray, Jennifer L. Harder, and Karrigan Bork

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Protecting Women’s Rights by Keeping Religious Liberty in its Lane, Leslie Gielow Jacobs

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The Community Reinvestment Act and The Unbanked: No Stake to Hold Onto, Michael P. Malloy

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The Emerging Regime of International Financial Services Regulation, Michael P. Malloy

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The Irrelevance of Contemporary Academic Philosophy for Law: Recovering the Rhetorical Tradition / A Irrelevância da Filosofia Acadêmica Contemporânea para o Direito: Redescobrindo a Tradição Retórica, Francis J. Mootz

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Big Data and Accuracy in Statutory Interpretation, Brian G. Slocum

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Rethinking the Canon of Constitutional Avoidance, Brian G. Slocum

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Miranda Is Dead. Long Live Miranda, Michael Vitiello

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The War on Drugs: Moral Panic and Excessive Sentences, Michael Vitiello

The Vienna Convention and the Ordinary Meaning of International Law, Jarrod Wong and Brian G. Slocum

Submissions from 2020

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A Network Theory Approach to Global Legislative Action, Nadia Banteka

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The Complexity Dilemma: A Reflection on Teaching a Simulation Course in Business Planning, Franklin A. Gevurtz

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Bathrooms as a Homeless Rights Issue, Ron S. Hochbaum

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“Incitement Lite” for the Nonpublic Forum, Leslie Gielow Jacobs

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COVID-19 Upends Pandemic Plan, John Kirlin

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COVID-19 Upends Pandemic Plan, John J. Kirlin

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Distance Banking: Pandemic Responses of a Regulated Industry, Michael P. Malloy

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Introduction: Fifteenth Annual International Conference on Contracts, Michael P. Malloy

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Comparing the Properties of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Plastic Bricks to Conventional Concrete Masonry Units, Laura Marsiglio, Susan Cheng, Elizabeth Falk, Andrew Fugh, Kelly Mulvaney, Brian G. Slocum, Donald Morris, Ganesh Balasubramanian, and Khanjan Mehta

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Introduction: Changing Regulation of Pharmaceuticals: Issues in Pricing, Intellectual Property, Trade and Ethics, Michael S. Mireles

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Corpus Linguistics and Vico’s Lament: Against Vivisectional Jurisprudence, Francis J. Mootz III

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Towards a Modality-Less Model for Excellence in Law School Teaching, Michael Hunter Schwartz

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Judging Corpus Linguistics, Brian G. Slocum and Stefan Th. Gries

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Arnold Loewy, Ernesto Miranda, Earl Warren, and Donald Trump: Confessions and the Fifth Amendment, Michael Vitiello

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The Victim Impact Statements: Skewing Criminal Justice Away from First Principles, Michael Vitiello

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The Warren Court’s Eyewitness Identification Case Law: What if?, Michael Vitiello

Submissions from 2019

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No Longer Immune? How Network Theory Decodes Normative Shifts in Personal Immunity for Heads of State, Nadia Banteka

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The Rise of the Extreme Right and the Crime of Terrorism: Ideology, Mobilization, and the Case of the Golden Dawn, Nadia Banteka

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Extraterritoriality and the Fourth Restatement of Foreign Relations Law: Opportunities Lost, Franklin A. Gevurtz

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The Shareholder Approval Conundrum, Franklin A. Gevurtz

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Interdisciplinarity: Classic Crossover Cases and Effective Law Pedagogy, Michael P. Malloy

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Introduction: Posner by the Numbers, Michael P. Malloy

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The Tax Law and Policy of Natural Disasters, Christine Manolakas

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Cannabis Insurance, Francis J. Mootz III and Jason Horst

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Cannabis and the California Workplace, Francis J. Mootz III and Meghan Shiner

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“Avoiding” Judicial Activism: The Supreme Court’s Unconvincing Efforts to Restrict the Scope of the Avoidance Canon, Brian G. Slocum

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Ordinary Meaning and Empiricism, Brian G. Slocum

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Owning Marijuana, John G. Sprankling

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Due Process and the Myth of Sovereignty, Michael Vitiello

Submissions from 2018

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A Theory of Constructive Interpretation for Customary International Law, Nadia Banteka

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Cheers to Central Hudson: How Traditional Intermediate Scrutiny Helps Keep Independent Craft Beer Viable, Daniel J. Croxall

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Indigenous Law in Central America: A Key to Improving Life and Justice, Julie A. Davies

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Groups of Companies, Franklin A. Gevurtz

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Preface, Franklin A. Gevurtz and Vivian Grosswald Curran

Fifty ways to promote teaching and learning, Gerald F. Hess, Michael Hunter Schwartz, and Nancy Levit

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Regulating Marijuana Advertising and Marketing to Promote Public Health: Navigating the Constitutional Minefield, Leslie Gielow Jacobs

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Everywhere a Cluck-Cluck: Frigaliment Importing Co. v. B.N.S. Int'l Sales Corp., Michael P. Malloy

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Mangled Metaphors: ProCD, Inc. v. Zeidenberg, Michael P. Malloy

Taxation of Gamblers: The House Always Wins, Christine Manolakas

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International water law in the anthropocene, Stephen C. McCaffrey

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Monitoring Behavior: Universities, Nonprofits, Patents, and Litigation, Michael S. Mireles and Teo Firpo

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Ethical Cannabis Lawyering in California, Francis J. Mootz III

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Judging Well, Francis J. Mootz III

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A Healthy Dose of Agnosticism about the Death Penalty, Michael Vitiello

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Brock Turner: Sorting Through the Noise, Michael Vitiello

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Joshua Dressler and “The Incident” – More Evidence of Liberal Bias?, Michael Vitiello

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Katz v. United States: Back to the Future?, Michael Vitiello

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Legalizing Marijuana: Lessons from the United States, Michael Vitiello

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Reflections on Hoffheimer’s The Stealth Revolution in Personal Jurisdiction, Michael Vitiello

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Legalizing Marijuana: A View From Among the Weeds, Michael Vitiello and Rosemary Deck

International Arbitration In The Asia-Pacific: Prospects And Challenges Of A Dynamic And Growing Field, Jarrod Wong

Submissions from 2017

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Mind the Gap: A Systematic Approach to the International Criminal Court’s Enforcement Problem, Nadia Banteka

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Through the Looking Glass: Using Trade Agreements to Enforce Environmental Law, Karrigan Bork and Rachael E. Salcido

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Symposium on revisiting Israel's settlements Israel's creeping annexation, Omar M. Dajani

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Saying Yes: Reviewing Board Decisions to Sell or Merge the Corporation, Franklin A. Gevurtz

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The Overlooked Daisy Chain Problem in Salman, Franklin A. Gevurtz

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The Road not Taken: A Comparison of the E.U. and U.S. Insider Trading Prohibitions, Franklin A. Gevurtz

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Government Identity Speech Programs: Understanding and Applying the New Walker Test, Leslie Gielow Jacobs

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Making Sense of Secondary Effects Analysis After Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Leslie Gielow Jacobs

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Memo to Cannabis Regulators: The Expressions Hair Design Decision Does Not Limit Your Broad Authority to Restrict All Forms of Discounting, Leslie Gielow Jacobs

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Never Enough: Animal Hoarding Law, Courtney G. Lee

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Encountering Utopia: Social Stresses and Responsibilities of the Lawyer, Michael P. Malloy

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Narrative Arcs and Simulations, Michael P. Malloy

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E/Insuring the Marijuana Industry, Francis J. Mootz III

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Certificate of Need in the Post-Affordable Care Act Era, Emily Whelan Parento

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Ordinary Meaning and Corpus Linguistics, Brian G. Slocum

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Property Law for the Anthropocene Era, John G. Sprankling

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Bargained-for-Justice: Lessons from the Italians?, Michael Vitiello

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Rethinking Adultery, Michael Vitiello

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Symposium—Regulating Marijuana at Home and Abroad: Introduction, Michael Vitiello

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The False Dichotomy Between Theory and Skills Training: Why Good Lawyers Need to Pay Attention to Theory, Michael Vitiello

Submissions from 2016

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Congressional Dysfunction and Executive Lawmaking During the Obama Administration, Raquel Aldana

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Intercultural Legal Sensibility as Transformation, Raquel Aldana

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Dangerous liaisons: The responsibility to protect and a reform of the U.N. Security Council, Nadia Banteka