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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.

Torts - Articles

  1. Giodo Calabresi & Jon R. Hirschoff, Toward a Test for Strict Liability in Torts,  81 Yale L. J. 1055 (1972) (suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell). 
  2. Giodo Calabresi &  A. Douglas Melamad, Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Inalienability: One View of the Cathedral, 85 Harv. L. Rev. 1089 (1972) (suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell). 
  3. Giodo Calabresi, Concerning Cause and the Law of Torts, 43 Univ. Chi. L. Rev. 69 (1975) (suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell). 
  4. Giodo Calabresi, Torts--the Law of the Mixed Society, 56 Tex. L. Rev. 519 (1978) (suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell). 
  5. Marc Galanter & David Luban, Poetic Justice: Punitive Damages and Legal Pluralism, 42 Am. U. L. Rev 1393 (1992) (suggested by Dan Markel).
  6. John Goldberg, Twentieth Century Tort Theory,  91 Geo. L.J. 513 (2002) (provides a very useful overview with good citations; suggested by Dan Markel). 
  7. A. Mitchell Polinsky & Steven Shavell, Punitive Damages: An Economic Analysis, 111 Harv. L. Rev. 869 (suggested by Dan Markel). 


Torts - Books

  1. Giodo Calabresi The Costs of Accidents: A Legal and Economics Analysis (1970) (suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell). 
  2. Jules Coleman, Risks and Wrongs (1992) (suggested by Eric Mitnick). 
  3. David Owen, Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law (1995)  (Chapters: The morality of tort law--questions and answers by Tony Honore and Wealth maximization and tort law : a philosophical Inquiry by Richard A. Posner; suggested by Dan Markel). 
  4. Arthur Ripstein, Equality, Responsibility, and the Law (1999) (suggested by Eric Mitnick).
  5. Ernest J. Weinrib, The Idea of Private Law  (1995) (suggested by Dan Markel).