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    The Economics of Injunctive and Reverse Settlements by Professor Cho

    by  • October 27, 2009 • Scholarship • 0 Comments

    Professor Sungjoon Cho and his co-author Keith Hylton (Boston University) have recently posted their new working paper "The Economics of Injunctive and Reverse Settlements" on ssrn.  Here is the abstract:

     This paper extends the economic literature on settlement, and draws some practical insights on reverse settlements. The key contributions to the economic literature on settlements follow from the distinction drawn between standard settlements, in which the status quo is preserved, and injunctive settlements, which prohibit the defendant’s activity. The analysis identifies the conditions under which injunctive settlements (rather than standard settlements) are likely to be observed and the conditions under which reverse settlements will be observed among the injunctive settlements. Specifically, reverse settlements are likely when the stakes associated with the injunction are large relative to damages and litigation costs. The analysis of settlement here has broader implications for efficient remedies and legal rules.

    Chicago-Kent and UIC Host Law and Society Symposium

    by  • October 21, 2009 • Scholarship • 0 Comments

    Scholars representing diverse disciplines at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Chicago-Kent College of Law will discuss issues related to political economy and the law during a symposium at UIC's Institute for the Humanities. 

    Oct. 21
    3 – 5 p.m.

    Institute for the Humanities
    Stevenson Hall, lower level, 701 S. Morgan St.

    Scholars scheduled to present are:

    Bette Bottoms, dean of the UIC Honors College, vice provost for undergraduate affairs, and professor of psychology
    "Psychological Perspectives on Race in Cases involving Child Victims and Offenders"

    Stephen Engelmann, UIC associate professor of political science
    "Fairness, Efficiency, and the Making of Markets"

    Nancy Marder, professor of law, Chicago-Kent College of Law
    "Theories of Juror Bias, Voir Dire and Jury Decision-Making"

    Mark Rosen, professor of law, Chicago-Kent College of Law
    "The Constitutional Principle of Democratic Integrity: A Critical Re-examination of the Political Gerrymandering and Voter Identification Cases"

    Walter Benn Michaels, UIC professor of English, and Katharine Baker, professor of law and associate dean, Chicago-Kent College of Law, serve as the program's moderators.

    Admission is free. For more information call (312) 996-6354.

    C-K Intellectual Property, Science, and Innovation Research Paper Series

    by  • October 20, 2009 • Scholarship • 0 Comments

    By Christopher Buccafusco

    Chicago-Kent has the country’s only Science, Technology, and Innovation Research Paper Series on SSRN.  This allows members of the faculty to circulate their working papers and recently published articles to the international community.  The series currently has over 700 subscribers.

    Here is a description of the series on SSRN:

    The Chicago-Kent College of Law Intellectual Property, Science & Technology Research Paper Series contains papers and abstracts from members of the Chicago-Kent College of Law community focusing on a broad range of topics partially or wholly touching on issues in intellectual property, technology, and telecommunications law, as well as on the implications of social and biological science for legal policy.

    To view the papers in the series click here.

    Recently circulated papers include:

    Dave Schwartz, Practice Makes Perfect? An Empirical Study of Claim Construction Reversal Rates in Patent Cases

    Jonathan Nash & Stephanie Stern, Property Frames

    Fred Bosselman, Swamp Swaps:  The ‘Second Nature’ of Wetlands

    Robert Knowles, American Hegemony and the Foreign Affairs Constitution

    Christopher Buccafusco, On the Legal Consequences of Sauces: Should Thomas Keller’s Recipes Be Per Se Copyrightable?


    by  • October 20, 2009 • Scholarship • 0 Comments

    By Christopher Buccafusco

    Thanks for visiting the new Chicago-Kent Faculty Blog.  I’d like to begin by suggesting a couple of the goals we hope to achieve through the blog.
    As Sarah alluded to in her welcome post, our primary goal is to share news about the intellectual life of the law school with the outside world.  We want to share exciting work that our faculty are doing with scholars, policy-makers, and the public.  We hope that the blog will provide current and prospective students with a sense of the academic enterprise of the law school.  And we hope that it will be a useful way for alumni to keep up-to-date about the intellectual progress of the law school.

    In addition to posts about faculty scholarship, faculty in the news, and traditional academic blogging, we will include a series of posts by our C-K Faculty Blog Fellows – excellent second and third year law students who will provide journalistic descriptions of events on campus and throughout the city.  These written descriptions will often be accompanied by audio/visual podcasts of the events.

    Thanks for visiting.  Please come by often.

    C-K Blog Comments Policy

    by  • September 29, 2009 • Scholarship

    To ensure that comments are respectful and in keeping with the purpose of the C-K Faculty Blog, all comments are subject to approval by a Chicago-Kent moderator. Disagreements and intellectual challenges are welcome. Short, pithy comments are particularly appreciated. We are keen on robust discussion but comments may be denied if they:

    • include unsolicited advertisements
    • are unrelated or non-responsive to the subject-matter of the post
    • contain personal attacks, abusive, rude, or profane language or inflammatory remarks
    • are obscene.

    About the C-K Faculty Blog

    by  • September 29, 2009 • Scholarship

    The purpose of the C-K Faculty Blog is to provide a forum that brings together all the rich intellectual contributions of the Chicago-Kent faculty and to encourage respectful and scholarly dialogue within the extended Chicago-Kent community, including faculty, students, alumni and colleagues at other law schools and universities. We welcome and encourage readers to follow conversations, post comments through the blog’s “Comments” feature, and to explore Chicago-Kent faculty scholarship through the “C-K Faculty” links.

    What’s a legal academic discussion without disclaimers!

    The views expressed in any given post are those of the author alone. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the administration of Chicago-Kent College of Law or the Illinois Institute of Technology.

    Postings and other material in this Blog are for intellectual, entertainment and educational purposes only. Nothing that appears here is neither intended to be nor should be considered legal advice.