Law & Society Review

Law & Society Review is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 1, March

A Post-Westphalian Conception of Law
A Post-Westphalian Conception of Law Brian Tamanaha, A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. xx + 263 pages. $60.00 cloth; $22.95 paper.The discipline of law is becoming more cosmopolitan, partly because of...
Appellate Court Supervision in the Federal Judiciary: A Hierarchical Perspective
In this article, we examine factors that influence appellate supervision in the lower tiers of the federal judicial hierarchy. Drawing on the insights of agency theory, we develop a framework to assess the determinants of circuit panel decisions to affirm...
Explaining Corporate Environmental Performance: How Does Regulation Matter?
How and to what extent does regulation matter in shaping corporate behavior? How important is it compared to other incentives and mechanisms of social control, and how does it interact with those mechanisms? How might we explain variation in corporate...
Exposure Reduction or Retaliation? the Effects of Domestic Violence Resources on Intimate-Partner Homicide
Rates of homicide involving intimate partners have declined substantially over the past 25 years in the United States, while public awareness of and policy responses to domestic violence have grown. To what extent has the social response to domestic...
From the Editor
This issue marks the culmination of a two-year process to choose a publisher for the Law & Society Review. As you can see on the cover, the Law & Society Review is now published by Blackwell Publishing. Because this step constitutes a major shift...
Lawyers for Conservative Causes: Clients, Ideology, and Social Distance
Scholars have devoted attention to "cause lawyers" on the political left, but lawyers who work on the conservative side of the American political spectrum have received relatively little academic consideration. This article presents systematic data on...
The Contract as Social Artifact
This article outlines a distinctive, albeit not entirely unprecedented, research agenda for the sociolegal study of contracts. In the past, law and society scholars have tended to examine contracts either through the intellectual history of contract...