Attorney Practice

Dru D. Stevenson & Nicholas J. Wagoner, Bargaining in the Shadow of Big Data

Attorney bargaining has traditionally taken place in the shadow of trial as litigants adjust tactics—and their inclination to negotiate a settlement—based on their forecast of the outcome of a trial and its associated costs. Lawyers bargaining on the verge of trial have traditionally relied on their intuition, knowledge of precedent, and previous interactions with the […]

John O. McGinnis & Steven Wasick, Law’s Algorithm

This Article offers a historical, theoretical, and practical perspective on law as an information technology. Law fundamentally concerns information—providing information to the community about the content of legal norms and, at least in its common law form, eliciting information about the world from the disputes before a court. This Article first surveys law’s history as […]

Ronald J. Allen, How to Think About Errors, Costs, and Their Allocation

There is an ongoing, robust debate about the structure of litigation, and in particular, about access to the courts. For a considerable period of time, the mantra that the courts should be readily available to all the people so that people may present claims that their rights have been violated has dominated academic discourse and […]

Steven L. Schwarcz, Compensating Market Value Losses: Rethinking the Theory of Damages in a Market Economy

63 Fla. L. Rev. 1053 (2011)| | | ARTICLE :: The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the Toyota car recalls have highlighted an important legal anomaly that has been overlooked by scholars: judicial inconsistency and confusion in ruling whether to compensate for the loss in market value of wrongfully affected property. This Article seeks […]

Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Interrogation and the Roberts Court

63 Fla. L. Rev. 1189 (2011)| | | ARTICLE :: Through 2010, the Roberts Court decided five cases involving the rules for police interrogation under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments: Kansas v. Ventris; Montejo v. Louisiana; Florida v. Powell; Maryland v. Shatzer; and Berghuis v. Thompkins. This Article argues that these decisions show the Roberts […]

Nathan A. Frazier, Amending for Justice's Sake: Codified Disclosure Rule Needed to Provide Guidance to Prosecutor's Duty to Disclose

63 Fla. L. Rev. 771 (2011)| | | | ABSTRACT :: “I wouldn’t wish what I am going through on anyone,” Senator Ted Stevens commented after losing his seat in the United States Senate on November 18, 2008. Senator Stevens lost the race largely because a criminal conviction damaged his reputation. After Senator Stevens endured […]