David Stephen Law - Publications

For the most recent list of publications, please see the current CV. [view] 

Forthcoming Scholarship

  • Cheng-Yi Huang & David S. Law, "Judicial Control of Administrative Action: Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China," in Comparative Law and Regulation (Francesca Bignami & David Zaring eds., forthcoming 2014)

Recent Books, Articles and Essays

  • “Constitutional Variation among Strains of Authoritarianism” (with M. Versteeg), Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes (eds. T. Ginsburg & A. Simpser), Cambridge University Press 2014
  • “The Myth of the Imposed Constitution,” The Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions (eds. D. Galligan & M. Versteeg),  Cambridge University Press 2013
  • "Sham Constitutions" (with M. Versteeg), 101 California Law Review 863 (2013) Nihon no saikosai wo kaibou suru [The Japanese Supreme Court and Judicial Review] Gendaijinbunsha (published in Japanese, 2013)
  • “The Declining Influence of the United States Constitution” (with M. Versteeg), 87 NYU Law Review (2012)
  • “The Evolution and Ideology of Global Constitutionalism” (with M. Versteeg), 99 California Law Review 1163 (2011), translated into Chinese, Tsinghua Rule of Law Forum (X. Xiaofei trans., forthcoming 2012)
  • “How to Rig the Federal Courts,” 99 Georgetown Law Journal 779 (2011)
  • “Judicial Independence,” The International Encyclopedia of Political Science (eds. B. Badie et al.), Sage Publications (2011)
  • “The Limits of Global Judicial Dialogue” (with W.-C. Chang), 86 Washington Law Review 423 (2011)
  • “Why Has Judicial Review Failed in Japan?,” 88 Washington University Law Review 1425 (2011) (essay)
  • Review of David B. Goldman, Globalisation and the Western Legal Tradition: Recurring Patterns of Law and Authority, 52 American Journal of Legal History (2011)
  • “Constitutions,” The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research (eds. P. Cane & H.M. Kritzer), Oxford University Press (2010) 
  • “Law Versus Ideology: The Supreme Court and the Use of Legislative History” (with D. Zaring), 51 William & Mary Law Review 1653 (2010)
  • Foreword to The Supreme Court and Benign Elite Democracy in Japan (H. Itoh), Palgrave MacMillan (2010)
  • “The Anatomy of a Conservative Court: Judicial Review in Japan,” 87 Texas Law Review 1545 (2009), translated into Japanese, 79 Seikei-Ronso, No. 1(2) (trans. S. Nishikawa, 2010)
  • “A Theory of Judicial Power and Judicial Review,” 97 Georgetown Law Journal (2009)
  • “What Is Judicial Ideology, and How Do We Measure It?” (with J. B. Fischman), 29 Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 133 (2009)

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