Faculty Publications

This series collects the current and past scholarship of FIU College of Law faculty.

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Submissions from 2005

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Like Migratory Birds- Latin American Claimants in U.S. Courts and the Ford-Firestone Rollover Litigation, Manuel A. Gómez

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Ending Impunity The Case for War Crimes Trials in Liberia, Charles Chernor Jalloh and Alhagi Marong

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The Code Napoléon, Buried but Ruling in Latin America, M C. Mirow

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Faith-Based Miranda: Why the New Missouri v. Seibert Police Bad Faith Test Is a Terrible Idea, Joelle A. Moreno

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Watching the Detectives: New Strategies for Challenging Police Drug Jargon Testimony, Joelle A. Moreno

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Immigration and the Allure of Inclusion, Ediberto Román

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Freedom or Theocracy?: Constitutionalism in Afghanistan and Iraq, Hannibal Travis

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The Battle for Mindshare: The Emerging Consensus that the First Amendment Protects Corporate Criticism and Parody on the Internet, Hannibal Travis

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Cheers, Profanity, and Free Speech, Howard M. Wasserman

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Jurisdiction and Merits, Howard M. Wasserman

Submissions from 2004

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Constitutional Theory in a Nutshell, Thomas E. Baker

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Rulemaking from the Bench: A Place for Minimalism at the ICTY, Megan A. Fairlie

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International Law and Religion in Latin America: The Beagle Channel Dispute, M C. Mirow

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A Courtroom Diagnosis: Countering the Defense of Temporary Brittle Bone Disease and Mild OI, Joelle A. Moreno

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What Happens When Dirty Harry Becomes an [Expert] Witness for the Prosecution?, Joelle A. Moreno

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“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”: Airline Liability for Checked-In Jewelry, Eloisa Rodriguez-Dod

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Continuity of Congress: A Play in Three Stages, Howard M. Wasserman

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Symbolic Counter-Speech, Howard M. Wasserman

Submissions from 2003

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Surprised by Sin: Human Rights and Universality, Tawia Baidoe Ansah

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War: Rhetoric and Norm-Creation in Response to Terror, Tawia Baidoe Ansah

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Continuing Fictions of Latin American Law, Jorge L. Esquirol

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Affirming Brahimi: East Timor Makes the Case for a Model Criminal Code, Megan A. Fairlie

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Due Process Erosion: The Diminution of Live Testimony at the ICTY, Megan A. Fairlie

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Einstein on the Bench?: Exposing What Judges Do Not Know about Science and Using Child Abuse Cases to Improve How Courts Evaluate Scientific Evidence, Joelle A. Moreno

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Eyes Wide Shut: Hidden Problems and Future Consequences of the Fact-Based Validity Standard, Joelle A. Moreno

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Translating Visions of Rationality into Specific Legal Reforms, Joelle A. Moreno

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LatCrit VI, Outsider Jurisprudence and Looking beyond Imagined Borders, Ediberto Román

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Civil Rights Plaintiffs and John Doe Defendants: A Study in § 1983 Procedure, Howard M. Wasserman

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The Trouble With Shadow Government, Howard M. Wasserman

Submissions from 2002

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A Compendium of Clever and Amusing Law Review Writings -- An Idiosyncratic Bibliography of Miscellany with In Kind Annotations Intended as a Humorous Diversion for the Gentle Reader, Thomas E. Baker

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A Roundtable Discussion With Stephen L. Carter & Michael J. Gerhardt, Thomas E. Baker

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A Symposium Précis, Thomas E. Baker

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At War with Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Thomas E. Baker

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Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in a Crisis: A Few Pages of History, Thomas E. Baker

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Reparations and the Colonial Dilemma: The Insurmountable Hurdles and Yet Transformative Benefits, Ediberto Román

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Membership Denied: Subordination and Subjugation under United States Expansionism, Ediberto Román and Theron Simmons

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Compelled Expression and the Public Forum Doctrine, Howard M. Wasserman

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Structural Principles and Presidential Succession, Howard M. Wasserman

Submissions from 2001

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A Roundtable Discussion with Lawrence Lessig, David G. Post & Jeffrey Rosen, Thomas E. Baker

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A Symposium Précis, Thomas E. Baker

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Can International Law Help? An Analysis of the Colombian Peace Process, Jorge L. Esquirol

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Borrowing Private Law in Latin America: Andrés Bello's Use of the Code Napoléon in Drafting the Chilean Civil Code, M C. Mirow

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Latin American Legal History: Some Essential Spanish Terms, M C. Mirow

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An Obituary of the Federal Estate Tax, M C. Mirow and Bruce A. McGovern

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Beyond the Polemic Against Junk Science: Navigating the Oceans that Divide Science and Law with Justice Breyer at the Helm, Joelle A. Moreno

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Estates & Trusts: 2001 Survey of Florida Law, Eloisa Rodriguez-Dod

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Members and Outsiders: An Examination of the Models of United States Citizenship as well as Questions Concerning European Union Citizenship, Ediberto Román

Submissions from 2000

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A Generation Spent Studying the U.S. Courts of Appeals: A Chronology, Thomas E. Baker

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A Symposium Précis, Thomas E. Baker

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The Power of Codification in Latin America: Simón Bolívar and the Code Napoléon, M C. Mirow

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RESPA - Questioning its Effectiveness, Eloisa Rodriguez-Dod

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A Race Approach to International Law (RAIL): Is There a Need for Yet Another Critique of International Law, Ediberto Román

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Who Exactly Is Living La Vida Loca: The Legal and Political Consequences of Latino-Latina Ethnic and Racial Stereotypes in Film and Other Media, Ediberto Román

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Two Degrees of Speech Protection: Free Speech through the Prism of Agricultural Disparagement Laws, Howard M. Wasserman

Submissions from 1999

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Two Cheers for the Commission on Structural Alternatives for the Federal Courts of Appeals, Thomas E. Baker

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Bastardy and the Statute of Wills: Interpreting a Sixteenth-Century Statute with Cases and Readings, M C. Mirow

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Comsumer Bankruptcy's New Clothes: an Empirical Study of Discharge and Debt Collection in Chapter 13, Scott F. Norberg

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Framers’ Intent and Military Power: Has Supreme Court Deference to the Military Gone Too Far?, Kalyani Robbins

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Implications of the Tax Reform Proposals for Fraud – or – How to Shift to a Consumption Tax Without Helping the Cheaters, Kalyani Robbins

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No-Drop Prosecution of Domestic Violence: Just Good Policy, or Equal Protection Mandate?, Kalyani Robbins

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Reconstructing Self-Determination: The Role of Critical Theory in the Positivist International Law Paradigm, Ediberto Román

Submissions from 1998

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Debtor Incentives, Agency Costs and Voting Theory in Chapter 11, Scott F. Norberg

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The Bankruptcy Review Commission Recommendation on Classification of Claims in Chapter 11, Scott F. Norberg

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Foreword, Bankruptcy Law Symposium, Scott F. Norberg and Todd J. Zywicki

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The Alien-Citizen Paradox and Other Consequences of U.S. Colonialism, Ediberto Román

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What’s Good for General Motors: Corporate Speech and the Theory of Free Expression, Howard M. Wasserman

Submissions from 1997

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2020 Year-end Report on the Judiciary by the Chief Justice of the United States, Thomas E. Baker

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Tyrannous Lex, Thomas E. Baker

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The Fictions of Latin American Law(Part I), Jorge L. Esquirol

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Whoever Fights Monsters Should See to it that in the Process He Does Not Become a Monster: Hunting the Sexual Predator with Silver Bullets -- Federal Rules of Evidence 413-415 -- and a Stake Through the Heart -- Kansas v. Hendricks, Joelle A. Moreno

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Common Ground: Perspectives on Latino-Latina Diversity, Ediberto Román

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Empire Forgotten: The United States's Colonization of Puerto Rico, Ediberto Román

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Second-Best Solution: The First Amendment, Broadcast Indecency, and the V-Chip [comments], Howard M. Wasserman

Submissions from 1996

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A Constitutional Bibliography, Thomas E. Baker

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A Symposium Precis, Thomas E. Baker

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Statutory Interpretation in Securities Jurisprudence: A Failure of Textualism, Ediberto Román

Submissions from 1995

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A Catalogue of Judicial Federalism in the United States, Thomas E. Baker

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A View to the Future of Judicial Federalism: “Neither Out Far Nor in Deep”, Thomas E. Baker

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Intramural Reforms: How the U.S. Courts of Appeals Have Helped Themselves, Thomas E. Baker

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Your Honor What I Meant To State Was . . .: A Comparative Analysis of the Judicial and Evidentiary Admission Doctrines as Applied to Counsel Statements in Pleadings, Open Court, and Memoranda of Law, Ediberto Román

Submissions from 1994

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A Bibliography for the United States Courts of Appeals, Thomas E. Baker

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An Assessment of Past Extramural Reforms of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, Thomas E. Baker

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A Proposal that Congress Create a Commission on Federal Court Structure, Thomas E. Baker

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Imagining the Alternative Futures of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, Thomas E. Baker

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The Eleventh Circuit’s First Decade Contribution to the Law of the Nation, 1981-1991, Thomas E. Baker

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The Inherent Power to Impose Sanctions: How a Federal Judge is Like an 800-pound Gorilla, Thomas E. Baker

Submissions from 1992

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A Legislative History of the Creation of the Eleventh Circuit, Thomas E. Baker

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Some Preliminary Thoughts on Long-Range Planning for the Federal Judiciary, Thomas E. Baker

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The Impropriety of Expert Witness Testimony on the Law, Thomas E. Baker

Submissions from 1991

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An Introduction to Federal Court Rulemaking Procedure, Thomas E. Baker

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Not Another Constitutional Law Course: A Proposal to Teach a Course on the Constitution, Thomas E. Baker

Submissions from 1990

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On Redrawing Circuit Boundaries — Why the Proposal to Divide the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is Not Such A Good Idea, Thomas E. Baker

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“Our Federalism” in Pennzoil Co. v. Texaco, Inc. or How the Younger Doctrine Keeps Getting Older Not Better, Thomas E. Baker

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Toward A Unified Theory of the Jurisdiction of the United States Courts of Appeals, Thomas E. Baker

Submissions from 1989

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A Law Student’s Responsibility for a Liberal Education, Thomas E. Baker

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“The Right of the People to be Secure. . .”: Toward a Metatheory of the Fourth Amendment, Thomas E. Baker

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Killing Daddy: Developing a Self-Defense Strategy for the Abused Child, Joelle A. Moreno

Submissions from 1987

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The Need for a New National Court, Douglas D. McFarland and Thomas E. Baker

Submissions from 1986

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Thinking About Federal Jurisdiction — Of Serpents and Swallows, Thomas E. Baker

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Avoidability of Intercorporate Guarantees Under Sections 548(a)(2) and 544(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, Scott F. Norberg