Donald J. Kochan

Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University

Professor of Law and Deputy Executive Director, Law and Economics Center (LEC)

3301 Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

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Scholarly Papers (56)

'Thinking' in a Deweyan Perspective: The Law School Exam as a Case Study for Thinking in Lawyering

Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 395-417 (2012)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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law school exams, suspended conclusion, John Dewey, problem solving, pedagogy, critical thinking, law school hypos, judicial review of agency action, thinking, thought processes, show your work, conclusory

'Thinking' in a Deweyan Perspective: The Law School Exam as a Case Study for Thinking in Lawyering

Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 2, 2012, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 11-30
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 31 Dec 2012
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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law school exams, suspended conclusion, John Dewey, problem solving, pedagogy, critical thinking, law school hypos, judicial review of agency action, thinking, thought processes, show your work, conclusory

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Public Use and the Independent Judiciary: Condemnation in an Interest-Group Perspective

Texas Review of Law & Politics, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1998, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-01
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 14 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 29 May 2017
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Property, Takings, Eminent Domain, Condemnation, Kelo, Public Choice, Constitutional Law, Fifth Amendment, Independent Judiciary, Interest Groups, Law and Economics, Landes, Posner

While Effusive, 'Conclusory' is Still Quite Elusive: The Story of a Word, Iqbal, and a Perplexing Lexical Inquiry of Supreme Importance

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 73, No. 2, 2011 (2013)
Number of pages: 125 Posted: 04 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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conclusory, Iqbal, Twombly, dictionaries, definitions, civil procedure, pleadings, lexicography, Google N-Gram, legal usage, word meanings, contextual interpretation, Bryan Garner

While Effusive, 'Conclusory' is Still Quite Elusive: The Story of a Word, Iqbal, and a Perplexing Lexical Inquiry of Supreme Importance

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Forthcoming, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 11-18
Number of pages: 124 Posted: 30 May 2011 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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conclusory, Iqbal, Twombly, dictionaries, definitions, civil procedure, pleadings, lexicography, legal usage, word meanings, contextual interpetation

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Sovereignty and the American Courts at the Cocktail Party of International Law: The Dangers of Domestic Judicial Invocations of Foreign and International Law

Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 29, 2006, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-05
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 14 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2015
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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International Law, Supreme Court, Alien Tort Statute, Alien Tort Claims Act, Customary International Law, Constitutional Law, Separation of Powers, International Relations, Law of Nations, Article III, Human Rights, Torts, Corporate Liability, Sovereignty

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The Blogosphere and the New Pamphleteers

Nexus Law Journal, Vol. 11, 2006, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-02
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 21 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 15 May 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Blog, Weblog, Internet, Pamphleteers, Blogosphere, Paine, Newspapers, Journalism, Websites, Intellectual Property

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'Learning' Research and Legal Education: A Brief Overview and Selected Bibliographical Survey

Southwestern University Law Review, Vol. 40, p. 449, 2011, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 11-16
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2014
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Legal Education, Learning Research, Bibliography, Teaching, Pedagogy, Legal Research and Writing, Thinking Like a Lawyer, learning science, learning psychology, law school teaching

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Runoff and Reality: Externalities, Economics and Traceability Issues in Urban Runoff Regulation

Chapman Law Review, Vol. 9, 2006, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-09
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2014
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Water, Runoff, Regulation, Administrative Law, Externalities, Economics, Traceability, Law and Economics

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Much Ado about Pluralities: Pride and Precedent Amidst the Cacophony of Concurrences, and Re-Percolation after Rapanos

Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, Vol. 15, No. 2, Winter 2008, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-06
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 29 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 15 May 2013
Melissa M. Berry, Donald J. Kochan and Matthew J. Parlow
University of Washington - School of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law
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Plurality, Concurrence, Dissent, Precedent, Rapanos, Marks, Statutory Interpretation, Constitutional Interpretation, Environmental Law, Jurisprudence, Stare Decisis, Clean Water Act, Courts, Law and Economics

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Public Lands and the Federal Government's Compact-Based 'Duty to Dispose': A Case Study of Utah's H.B. 148 — The Transfer of Public Lands Act

Brigham Young University Law Review, Vol. 2013, No. 5, 2013, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 14-4
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 06 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2014
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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public lands, Utah, Transfer of Public Lands Act, H.B. 148, precedent, Federalism, land disposal, duty to dispose, contract interpretation, natural resources management, Property Clause, federal ownership, Enclave Clause, BLM, Department of Interior, FLPMA, Equal Footing, Sagebrush Rebellion

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State Laws and the Independent Judiciary: An Analysis of the Effects of the Seventeenth Amendment on the Number of Supreme Court Cases Holding State Laws Unconstitutional

Albany Law Review, Vol. 66, No. 4, 2003, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-12
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 15 May 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Constitutional Law, Law and Economics, Statistics, Public Choice, Independent Judiciary, State Laws, Supreme Court, Seventeenth Amendment, Direct Election, Populism, Federalism, Landes, Posner, McNollgast

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Playing with Real Property Inside Augmented Reality: Pokémon Go, Trespass, and Law's Limitations

38 Whittier Law Review 70 (2018) (Symposium), Chapman University, Fowler Law Research Paper No. 17-01
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 08 May 2018
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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augmented reality, Pokemon Go, Pokémon, trespass, property, land use, informal norms, Ellickson, mixed reality, virtual reality, technology, gaming, virtual trespass, trespass to augmented space, air rights

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The Soft Power and Persuasion of Translations in the War on Terror: Words and Wisdom in the Transformation of Legal Systems

West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 110, 2008, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-11
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 15 May 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Translations, Soft Power, Terrorism, Persuasion, International Law, International Relations, Foreign Policy

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Thinking Like Thinkers: Is the Art and Discipline of an 'Attitude of Suspended Conclusion' Lost on Lawyers?

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2011, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 11-15
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 30 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Dewey, How We Think, Suspended Conclusion, Critical Thinking, learning theories, learning sciences, Cognitive Biases, Legal Writing, Legal Argument, Pedagogy, law teaching, habits of mind

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Black Tuesday and Graying the Legitimacy Line for Governmental Intervention: When Tomorrow is Just a Future Yesterday

NEXUS Law Journal, Vol. 15, 2010, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 09-23
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 24 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Black Tuesday, Stock Market Crash, Depression, Fear, Crisis, Law & Economics, Roosevelt, Obama

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The Political Economy of the Production of Customary International Law: The Role of NGOs and United States Courts

Berkeley Journal of International Law, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 240, 2004, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-07
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2014
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Kiobel, International Law, Alien Tort Statute, Alien Tort Claims Act, Customary International Law, Constitutional Law, Separation of Powers, Law and Economics, International Relations, Law of Nations, Human Rights, Torts, Corporate Liability, NGO, Non-Governmental Organizations

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Reforming Property Forfeiture Laws to Protect Citizens' Rights: Why and How to Curtail Abuses of Laws that Permit Private Property Seizures

Mackinac Center for Public Policy Report, 1998, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-04
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2014
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Property, Takings, Asset Forfeiture, Constitutional Law, Civil War, Seizure, Due Process, Michigan

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Certainty of Title: Perspectives after the Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis on the Essential Role of Effective Recording Systems

Arkansas Law Review, Vol. 66, pp. 267-315 (2013), Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 13-9
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 25 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 15 May 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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foreclosure crisis, mortgages, securitization, certainty, housing, MERS, recording, title, real estate, registration, Hernando de Soto, informal economies, mortgage-backed securities

The 'Reason-Giving' Lawyer: An Ethical, Practical, and Pedagogical Perspective

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2013
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 29 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2014
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Reason-Giving, professional responsibility, legal ethics, Chenery, Administrative Procedure Act, judicial review of agency action, lawyering skills, law school pedagogy, sincerity, law school exam taking

The 'Reason-Giving' Lawyer: An Ethical, Practical, and Pedagogical Perspective

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Forthcoming, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 12-7
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 May 2012 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Reason-Giving, Chenery, Administrative Procedure Act, judicial review of agency action, legal obligations and lawyer ethics, lawyering skills, law school pedagogy, law school exam taking

Legal Mechanization of Corporate Social Responsibility Through Alien Tort Statute Litigation: A Response to Professor Branson with Some Supplemental Thoughts

Santa Clara Journal of International Law, Vol. 9, p. 251, 2011, Chapman University Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Alien Tort, Alien Tort Statute, ATS, Alien Tort Claims Act, ATCA, Corporations, Kiobel, International Law, Subsidiaries, Veil Piercing, Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Human Rights, Doe v. Exxon Mobile, Aiding and Abetting, Mamani v. Berzain

Legal Mechanization of Corporate Social Responsibility Through Alien Tort Statute Litigation: A Response to Professor Branson with Some Supplemental Thoughts

Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 10-30
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 05 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2014
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Alien Tort, Corporations, Kiobel, International Law, Subsidiaries, Veil Piercing, Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Human Rights

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Boyakasha, Fist to Fist: Respect and the Philosphical Link with Reciprocity in International Law and Human Rights

George Washington International Law Review, Vol. 38, 2006, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-03
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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International Law, Respect, Reciprocity, Alien Tort Statute, Alien Tort Claims Act, Customary International Law, Constitutional Law, Separation of Powers, Law and Economics, International Relations, Law of Nations, Article III, Human Rights, Torts, Corporate Liability, Public Choice

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Dealing with Dirty Deeds: Matching Nemo Dat Preferences with Property Law Pragmatism

64 Kansas Law Review 1 (2015)
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 11 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2016
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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property law, land title, real estate transactions, recording acts, notice, nemo dat quod non habet, bona fide purchasers, property conveyancing, land registries

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A Legal Overview of Utah's H.B. 148 – The Transfer of Public Lands Act

Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies White Paper (Jan. 2013), Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 13-3
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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public lands, Utah, Transfer of Public Lands Act, H.B. 148, Federalism, land disposal, duty to dispose, contract interpretation, natural resources management, Property Clause, federal ownership, Enclave Clause, BLM, Department of Interior, FLPMA, Equal Footing Doctrine, Utah Enabling Act

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The Property Platform in Anglo-American Law and the Primacy of the Property Concept

Georgia State University Law Review, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2013, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 13-10
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 07 May 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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property, contracts, torts, right to exclude, sic utere, ownership, James Madison, property rights, dominion, Locke, theory of labor, boxing

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Corporate Social Responsibility in a Remedy-Seeking Society: A Public Choice Perspective

17 Chapman Law Review 413 (2014), Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 13-13
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 25 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2014
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Public Choice, Interest Group Theory, Law and Economics, Rent Seeking, Litigation Models, Tort Liability, Alien Tort, Kiobel, Milton Friedman, Dodge v. Ford Motor Company

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On Equality: The Anti-Interference Principle

University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 45, p. 431, 2011, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 09-25
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 01 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2015
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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equality, discrimination, equal protection, harm principle, Obergefell, Hollingsworth, DOMA, United States v. Windsor, Proposition 8, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, marriage equality, Ricci, DeStefano, (Briscoe v. City of New Haven), affirmative action, same sex marriage, privileges or immunities

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Book Note: The Other Side of the Coin: Implications for Policy Formation in the Law of Judicial Interpretation: A Review of 'A Matter of Interpretation', by Antonin Scalia

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 463, Winter 1997, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-14
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 13 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Statutory Interpretation, Scalia, Constitutional Law, Law and Economics, Textualism, Originalism, Legislative History, Federal Courts, Public Choice

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I Share, Therefore It's Mine

51 University of Richmond Law Review 909 (May 2017)
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2017
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Property, Sharing Economy, Ownership, Ownership Understanding, Right to Include, Right to Exclude, Law and Psychology, Child Development, Peer-to-Peer Consumption, Collaborative Consumption, Underutilized Assets

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No Longer Little Known But Now a Door Ajar: An Overview of the Evolving and Dangerous Role of the Alien Tort Statute in Human Rights and International Law Jurisprudence

Chapman Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 103, Spring 2005, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-15
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Kiobel, corporate liability, International Law, Alien Tort Statute, Alien Tort Claims Act, Customary International Law, Constitutional Law, Separation of Powers, Law and Economics, International Relations, Law of Nations, Article III, Human Rights, Torts, Corporate Liability, Public Choice

The Mask of Virtue: Theories of Aretaic Legislation in a Public Choice Perspective

St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 58, No. 2, 2014, Chapman University, Fowler Law Research Paper No. 14-3
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 29 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2014
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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virtue jurisprudence, virtue ethics, virtue legislation, aretaic legislation, virtue politics, virtue, public choice, masking, legislation, interest group theory, baptists and bootleggers, statutory interpretation

The Mask of Virtue: Theories of Aretaic Legislation in a Public Choice Perspective

St. Louis University Law Journal, Volume 58, No. 2 (2014) Forthcoming
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 07 May 2013 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2014
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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virtue jurisprudence, virtue ethics, virtue legislation, aretaic legislation, virtue politics, virtue, public choice, masking, legislation, interest group theory, baptists and bootleggers, statutory interpretation

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An Examination of Increasing Protection for Sacred Sites and the Trust Responsibilities of the Federal Government

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Chapter 12, 2003, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-10
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 08 May 2008
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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NHPA, ACHP, Historic Preservation, Natural Resources, Mining, Timber, Administrative Law, Sacred Sites, Native Americans, Artifacts, American Indians

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The Sharing Stick in the Property Rights Bundle: The Case of Short Term Rentals & HOAs

86 University of Cincinnati Law Review 893 (2018)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2019
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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sharing, sharing economy, right to share, property, property rights, bundle of sticks, ownership, short term rentals, homesharing, homeowners association, HOA, common interest communities, CIC, CC&Rs, Airbnb, collaborative consumption, peer-to-peer, under-utilized assets, right to include

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Reforming the Law of Takings in Michigan: The Case for Strengthening the Property Rights of Michigan Citizens

Mackinac Center for Public Policy Report, 1996, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-08
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2014
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Property, Takings, Constitutional Law, Public Use, Regulation, Michigan

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The Progression and Evolution of International Law Scholarship over the Past 50 Years: Some Quantitative Observations

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 22, Page 1 (2016), Chapman University, Fowler Law Research Paper No. 15-19
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 28 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2016
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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international law, human rights, law of nations, legal scholarship, jurisprudence, law reviews, law journals, empirical data

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Economics-Based Environmentalism in the Fourth Generation of Environmental Law

21 (University of Missouri) Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law 47 (2015), Chapman University, Fowler Law Research Paper No. 14-5
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 29 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2016
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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environmental law, natural resources law, land use, environmentalism, free market environmentalism, common law environmentalism, ecology, economics based environmentalism, law and economics, public choice, bureaucracy, property rights, resiliency, adaptive management

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Symposium Introduction - Miranda at 40: Applications in a Post-Enron, Post-9/11 World

Chapman Law Review, Vol. 10, p. 531, 2007, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-20
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 18 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Miranda, Interrogation, Custody, Confessions, Coercion, Criminal Procedure

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In the Heat of the Law, It's Not Just Steam: Geothermal Resources and the Impacts on Thermophile Biodiversity

Hastings West-North West Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Vol. 13, No. 1, Winter 2007, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-18
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2013
Donald J. Kochan and Tiffany Grant
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and EnviroBusiness Consulting
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Environmental Law, Geothermal, Thermophile, Biodiversity, Natural Resources, California, Administrative Law, Public Lands

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The [̶T̶a̶k̶i̶n̶g̶s̶] Keepings Clause: An Analysis of Framing Effects from Labeling Constitutional Rights

45 Florida State University Law Review 1021 (2018)
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 15 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2019
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Constitutional Rights, Fifth Amendment, Takings, Takings Clause, Keepings Clause, Right to Keep, Framing, Eminent Domain, Condemnation, Private Property Rights, Just Compensation, Murr, Kelo, Public Use, Property Rule, Liability Rule, Penn Central, Psychology and Law, Marketing and Law, Linguistics

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Constitutional Structure as a Limitation on the Scope of the Law of Nations in the Alien Tort Claims Act

Cornell International Law Journal, Vol 31, pp. 153, 1998, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-16
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 15 May 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Kiobel, corporate liability, International Law, Alien Tort Statute, Alien Tort Claims Act, Customary International Law, Constitutional Law, Separation of Powers, International Relations, Law of Nations, Article III, Human Rights, Torts, Corporate Liability, Public Choice

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Pride & Property: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Their Symbiotic Relationship

27 Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 255 (2018)
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 31 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2018
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Pride, property, personhood, Radin, ownership, identity, Akerlof, evolutionary psychology, evolution, psychology, economics, utility function, emotions, land use, social rank, cultural anthropology, adaptation, labor theory, evolutionary rationality, social comparison, endowment effect

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Keepings

23 NYU Environmental Law Journal 355 (2015)
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 21 Jan 2016
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Property, property rights, property presumptions, ownership, keepings, right to keep, Hohfeld, Hohfeldian immunities, labor theory, takings, theft, stealing, find, lost property, abandonment, land use, adverse possession, statute of frauds, gift, rule of law, third party neutral enforcement

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You Say You Want a (Nonviolent) Revolution, Well Then What? Translating Western Thought, Strategic Ideological Cooptation, and Institution Building for Freedom for Governments Emerging Out of Peaceful Chaos

West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 114, pp. 897-935, 2012, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 12-6
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Arab Spring, Egypt, Egyptian Elections, vacuums, Cairo Embassy, ideological cooptation, translations, Arabic book program, Hillary Clinton, State Department, soft power, NYE, transitional governments, Middle East policy, Muslim Brotherhood, foreign policy, cultural diplomacy, international relations

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National Historic Preservation Act Initiatives Affecting the Natural Resources Industry

Energy & Mineral Law Institute, Vol. 22, No. 12, 2002, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-13
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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NHPA, ACHP, Historic Preservation, Natural Resources, Mining, Timber, Administrative Law, Public Choice

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The Commenting Power: Agency Accountability through Public Participation

70 Oklahoma Law Review 601 (2018)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2018
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Administrative Law, Notice and Comment Rulemaking, Informal Rulemaking, Administrative Procedure Act, Agency Comments, Legislative Rules, Regulations, Regulatory Reform, Agency Duty to Respond to Comments, Arbitrary and Capricious, Judicial Review of Agency Decisionmaking, Trump Administration

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A Framework for Understanding Property Regulation and Land Use Control from a Dynamic Perspective

4 Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law 303 (2015), Chapman University, Fowler Law Research Paper No. 15-15
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2015
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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land use, property, regulation, nuisance, trespass, servitudes, real covenants, agencies, administrative law, public land use regulation, zoning, eminent domain, coal bed methane

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Ripe Standing Vines and the Jurisprudential Tasting of Matured Legal Wines -- And Law & Bananas: Property and Public Choice in the Permitting Process

BYU Journal of Public Law, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2009, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 09-22
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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ripeness, standing, administrative law, law and economics, public choice, legislation, regulation

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Bubbles (Or, Some Reflections on the Basic Laws of Human Relations)

26 Fordham Environmental Law Review 133 (2015), Chapman University, Fowler Law Research Paper No. 15-09
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 31 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2015
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Externalities, Bubbles, Space Bubbles, Personal Space, Proxemics, Right to Exclude, Right to Include, Property, Torts, Contracts, Externality, Nuisance, Trespass, Assault, Battery, Boundaries, Environmental Law, Live and Let Live, Officer Bubbles, G20 Summit

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Incumbent Landscapes, Disruptive Uses: Perspectives on Marijuana-Related Land Use Control

3 Texas A&M Journal of Property Law 35 (2016) (symposium)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2016
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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land use, property, marijuana legalization, marijuana decriminalization, marijuana-related land use, disruptive innovation, legality innovation, Baptists and Bootleggers, place and space, local government, zoning, permitting, licensing, nuisance, liquor stores, interest group theory

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Constituencies and Contemporaneousness in Reason-Giving: Thoughts and Direction After T-Mobile

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 1, Page 1, 2015, Chapman University, Fowler Law Research Paper No. 15-17
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 07 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2017
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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administrative law, reason giving, giving reasons, Chenery, State Farm, post hoc rationalizations, contemporaneous reasons, T-Mobile, Roswell, cell towers, Telecommunications Act, Administrative Procedure Act, judicial review, regulation, land use, property, legal philosophy, jurisprudence

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The Market to Roam: Using Sharing Economy Platforms for Expanding Roaming Access to Land Resources

59 Natural Resources Journal 89 (2019)
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 02 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2019
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Market to Roam, Roaming Rights, Right to Roam, Land Access, Right to Exclude, Right to Include, Technology and Property Rights, Numerus Clausus, Sharing Economy, Hiking, Hunting, Collaborative Access Economy

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Reason-Giving, Rulemaking, and the Rule of Law

87 UMKC Law Review 525 (2019) (symposium)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2019
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Encino Motorcars, Navarro, Reason-Giving, Chenery, State Farm, Rulemaking, Administrative Law, Administrative Procedure Act, Chevron deference, Rule of Law

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The Unconstitutionality of Class-Based Statutory Limitations on Presidential Nominations: Can a Man Head the Women's Bureau at the Department of Labor?

Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1, p. 43, Fall 2005, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-17
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 15 May 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Nominations, Constitutional Law, Labor Department, Federalist, Separation of Powers, AppointmentsClause, Congress, President

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Public Lands: Pride, Place, Proximity & Power

Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2018
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Mar 2018
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Public Lands, Land Management, Federalism, Owner Attachment to Property, Natural Resources, Lands Stewardship, Conservation Pride, Private Conservation, Property

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Pages Per Term in the United States Reports and Converting Supreme Court Citations to Term Announced: A Statistical Research Tool

Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 1998, No. 4, pp. 1091, Winter 1998, Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 08-19
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2013
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Constitutional Law, Statistics, Data, Supreme Court, Law and Economics

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Deeds and the Determinacy Norm: Insights from Brandt and Other Cases on an Undesignated, Yet Ever-Present, Interpretive Method

43 Florida State University Law Review 793 (2016), Chapman University, Fowler Law Research Paper No. 15-18
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2017
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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deeds, statutory land grants, statutory reservations, land patents, determinacy, indeterminacy, rule of law, real property, property rights, conveyances, conveyancing, real estate, predictability, certainty, neutrality, objectivity, land use

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Strategic Institutional Positioning: How We’ve Come to Generate Environmental Law Without Congress

6 Texas A&M Law Review 323 (2019)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2019
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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separation of powers, administrative law, Article I, regulations, legislation, Congress, Administrative Procedure Act, nondelegation doctrine, bureaucracy, strategic behavior, national monuments, waters of the united states, WOTUS, clean water act, environmental law, natural resources

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Virtual Liquid Networks and Other Guiding Principles for Optimizing Future Student-Edited Law Review Platforms

Touro Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2016, Chapman University, Fowler Law Research Paper No. 16-10
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 May 2016 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2016
Donald J. Kochan
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Law Reviews, Law Journals, Student-Edited Law Review, Associate Dean, Legal Scholarship, Legal Education, Legal Pedagogy, Innovation and Generation of Ideas, Liquid Networks, Academic Workshops, Fertile Cognitive Architecture