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Research Canons

Books and articles that are essential to a new academic in various areas of legal inquiry as suggested by contributors to PrawfsBlawg.


  1. Charles M. Tiebout, A Pure Theory of Local Expenditures, 64 J. Pol. & Econ. 416 (1956) (suggested by EnvJust).
  2. Gerald E. Frug, The City as a Legal Concept, 93 Harv. L. Rev. 1057 (1980) (suggested by EnvJust).
  3. Richard Briffault, Our Localism: Part I, 90 Colum. L. Rev. 1 (1990) (suggested by EnvJust).
  4. Richard Briffault, Our Localism: Part II, 90 Colum. L. Rev. 346 (1990) (suggested by EnvJust).


  1. William A. Fishel, The Homevoter Hypothesis: How Home Values Influence Local Government Taxation, School Finance, and Land-Use Policies (2001) (suggested by EnvJust).