Scholarship

Below are links to my published legal and theological scholarship.

The End of the Law:  NeuroLaw and Theology (forthcoming, Wipf & Stock).  Monograph based on doctoral dissertation critiquing reductive neuroscientific accounts of law from a philosophical and theological perspective.

Cybersecurity, Data Breaches, and the Economic Loss Doctrine, 75 Maryland L. Rev. 935 (2016).  Examines the application of the economic loss doctrine to negligence claims for data breaches.

Drone Courts, 44 Rutgers L.J. 413 (2014).  Discusses the possibility of a special court to review prospective targeted drone strikes.

Towards a Theology of Intellectual Property as Social Relations, 10 ST. THOMAS L.J. 738 (2014) (Symposium).  Critiques and extends property as social relations perspective on intellectual property from a theological framework.

The Problem With NeuroLaw, 58 St. Louis Univ. L.J. 497 (2014).  Describes and criticizes reductive neuroscientific approaches to law and jurisprudence.

 Social Network Analysis of Patents and Trade Secrets as Social Relations, 41 AIPLA Q. 355 (2013).  Provides a social network map comparing social networks relating to patents and trade secrets.

Does the Communications Act of 1934 Contain a Hidden Internet Kill Switch, 65 Federal Communications L.J. 1 (2013).  Examines executive powers provisions of the Communications Act of 1934.

Cybersecurity and Executive Power, 89 WASHINGTON U. L. REV. 795 (2012).  Assesses the authority of the U.S. President over the Internet in times of cyber-emergency.

Rational Competition Policy and Reverse Payment Settlements Under the Hatch-Waxman Act, 98 GEORGETOWN L.J. 1303 (2010).  Develops an empirical index for evaluating validity of patent settlements under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Patent Damages Reform and the Shape of Patent Law, 89 BOSTON UNIVERSITY L. Rev. 127 (2009).  Provides an empirical analysis of patent verdicts; discusses proposals for patent damages reform and the effects of such proposals on the shape of patent law.

Deconstructing Jefferson’s Candle:  Towards a Critical Realist Approach to Cultural Environmentalism and Information Policy, 49 JURIMETRICS 203 (2009).  Introduces a critical realist perspective to legal theory concerning access to information.

The Penguin’s Paradox:  The Political Economy of International Intellectual Property and the Paradox of Open Source, 18 STANFORD LAW & POLICY REV. 101 (2007) (symposium)Presents game theoretic political economy models of international intellectual property, accounting for the influence of open source production methods.

A Virtue Ethics Approach to the Biotechnology Commons (or, The Virtuous Penguin), 59 MAINE LAW REV. 316 (2007) (symposium).  Approaches the problem of access to information in biotechnology from a virtue ethics perspective.

Patents, Essential Medicines, and the Innovation Game, 58 VANDERBILT LAW REVIEW 501 (2005).  Provides a game theory model of how changes in patent protection under international conventions could affect prices of medicines, incentives for drug manufacturers to innovate, and access to medicines in developing countries.

 Peer-to-Peer Networks, Technological Darwinism, and Intellectual Property Reverse Private Attorney General Litigation, 20 BERKELEY TECHNOLOGY LAW J. 1 (2005).  Reviews the RIAA P2P litigation as a form of “reverse private attorney general” action; provides a regression analysis of P2P connectivity data and suggests that the RIAA litigation has failed to change public norms about file sharing; suggests alternatives to reverse private attorney general litigation for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

 The Penguin’s Genome, or Coase and Open Source Biotechnology, 18 HARVARD JOURNAL OF LAW AND TECHNOLOGY 168 (2004).  Reviews commons theory and norms in biotechnology research; examines whether open source production models can help preserve the biotechnology research commons; proposes a central biotechnology database as a means of reducing transaction costs associated with intellectual property licensing.