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Margaret Jane Radin

Henry King Ransom Professor of Law
Member of University of Michigan Law School Faculty 2007-


Forthcoming

  • "Boilerplate: A Threat to the Rule of Law?" in The Rule of Law and Private Law, edited by L. M. Austin and D. Klimchuk. Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, 2014.
  • "An Analytical Framework for Legal Evaluation of Boilerplate." In Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law, edited by G. Lestas, P. Saprai, and G. Klass. Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, 2014.
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Books

  • Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2012.
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  • Co-editor. Securing Privacy in the Internet Age. A. Chander and L. Gelman, co-editors. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2008.
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  • Co-author. Internet Commerce: The Emerging Legal Framework [Cases & Materials]. 2nd ed. J. A. Rothchild et al., co-authors. University Casebook Series. New York: Foundation Press, 2006. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-editor. Intellectual Property and the Internet [Cases and Materials]. J. A. Rothchild and G. M. Silverman, co-editors. University Casebook Series. New York: Foundation Press, 2004. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • Co-author. Internet Commerce: The Emerging Legal Framework [Cases & Materials]. J. A. Rothchild and G. M. Silverman, co-authors. University Casebook Series. New York: Foundation Press, 2002. (Also co-authored 2004 supplement. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Contested Commodities. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 1996. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Reinterpreting Property. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Book Chapters

  • "Boilerplate Today: The Rise of Modularity and the Waning of Consent." In Boilerplate: The Foundation of Market Contracts, edited by O. Ben-Shahar, 189-99. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007. (Adapted from an essay originally published under the same title in Mich. L. Rev. 104, no. 5 (2006): 1223-34.)
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  • "Reconsidering the Rule of Law." In The Rule of Law and the Separation of Powers, edited by R. Bellamy. International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory, Second Series. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2005. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Contested Commodities." In Rethinking Commodification: Cases and Readings in Law and Culture, edited by M. M. Ertman and J. C. Williams, 81-95. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2005. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Market-Inalienability." In Families by Law: An Adoption Reader, edited by N. R. Cahn and J. H. Hollinger, 319-23. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2004. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Information Tangibility." In Economics, Law and Intellectual Property: Seeking Strategies for Research and Teaching in a Developing Field, edited by O. Granstrand, 395-418. Boston: Kluwer, 2003. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Incomplete Commodification in the Computerized World." In The Commodification of Information, edited by N. Elkin-Korin and N. W. Netanel, 3-22. Information Law Series, 11. The Hague, Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 2002. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Can the Rule of Law Survive Bush v. Gore." In Bush v. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy, edited by B. Ackerman, 110-25. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2002. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. "Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital: The Role of Nonproprietary Technologies." E. Sawyer, co-author. In Capital for Our Time: The Economic, Legal, and Management Challenges of Intellectual Capital, edited by N. Imparato, 70-84. Stanford, Calf.: Hoover Institution Press, 1999. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Government Interests and Takings: Cultural Commitments of Property and the Role of Political Theory." In Public Values in Constitutional Law, edited by S. E. Gottlieb, 69-96. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, 1993. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Constitution and the Liberal Conception of Property." In Judging the Constitution: Critical Essays on Judicial Lawmaking, edited by W. M. McCann and G. L. Houseman, 205-27. Scott, Foresman/Little, Brown Series in Political Science. Scott, Foresman & Co.: Boston, 1989. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Journal Articles

  • "Response: Boilerplate in Theory and Practice." Can. Bus. L. J. 54, no. 2 (2013): 292-306.
  • "Rhetorical Capture." Ariz. L. Rev. 54, no. 2 (2012): 457-68. (Symposium: Political Discourse, Civility, and Harm.)
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  • "Reconsidering Boilerplate: Confronting Normative and Democratic Degradation." Cap. U. L. Rev. 40, no. 3 (2012): 617-56.
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  • "In Tribute: Frank I. Michelman." Harv. L. Rev. 125, no. 4 (2012): 896-900.
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  • "Property Longa, Vita Brevis." Wis. L. Rev. 2011, no. 2 (2011): 111-21. (Originally presented as a speech at the Wisconsin Law Review Symposium on Intellectual Property and Intergenerational Equity, November 2010)
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  • "Form Contracts and the Problem of Consumer Information." J. Inst. & Theoretical Econ. 167, no. 1 (2011): 49-55.
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  • "The Rule of Law in the Information Age: Reconciling Private Rights and Public Values." J. L. Phil. & Culture 4, no. 1 (2009): 83-105.
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  • "Copyright Defection." Indus. & Corp. Change 15, no. 6 (2006): 981-93. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Boilerplate Today: The Rise of Modularity and the Waning of Consent." Mich. L. Rev. 104, no. 5 (2006): 1223-34. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "A Comment on Information Propertization and its Legal Milieu." Clev. St. L. Rev. 54, no. 1 (2006): 23-39. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Property and Precision." Tulsa L. Rev. 39, no. 3 (2004): 639-48. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Regulation by Contract, Regulation by Machine." J. Inst. & Theoretical Econ. 160, no. 1 (2004): 142-56. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Regime Change in Intellectual Property - Superseding the Law of the State with the "Law" of the Firm." U. Ottawa L. & Tech. J. 2003-2004, no. 1 (2004): 173-88. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Online Standardization and the Integration of Text and Machine." Fordham L. Rev. 70, no. 4 (2002): 1125-46. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Humans, Computers, and Binding Commitment." Indiana L. J. 75, no. 4 (2000): 1125-62. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. "Altered States: Electronic Commerce and Owning the Means of Value Exchange." T. P. Brown and R. D. Fram, co-authors. Stan. Tech. L. Rev. (1999): 2-60. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. "The Myth of Private Ordering: Rediscovering Legal Realism in Cyberspace." R. P. Wagner, co-author. Chi. --Kent L. Rev. 73, no. 4 (1998): 1295-317. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Pragmatist and the Feminist." S. Cal. L. Rev. 63, no. 6 (1996): 1699-726. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Property Evolving in Cyberspace (Conference of the Second Century of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law: Regulation of Computing and Information Technology)." J. L. & Com. 15, no. 2 (1996): 509-26. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Positive Theory as Conceptual Critique - A Piece of a Pragmatic Agenda? (Symposium on Positive Political Theory and Law)." S. Cal. L. Rev. 68, no. 6 (1995): 1595-603. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "A Deweyan Perspective on the Economic Theory of Democracy." Const. Comment. 11, no. 3 (1995): 539-56. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Lacking a Transformative Social Theory: A Response." Stan. L. Rev. 45, no. 2 (1993): 409-24. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Compensation and Commensurability." Duke L. J. 43, no. 1 (1993): 56-86. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "On the Domain of Market Rhetoric (Annual Institute for Humane Studies Law and Philosophy Issue--Symposium on Risks and Wrongs, University of San Diego, School of Law - 1992)." Harv. J. L. & Pub. Pol'y. 15, no. 3 (1992): 711-31. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Evaluating Government Reasons for Changing Property Regimes." Alb. L. Rev. 55, no. 3 (1992): 597-603. (These remarks were based on a paper prepared for the Conference on Compelling Government Interests at Albany Law School, September 26-28, 1991. The full paper appears as "Government Interests and Takings: Cultural Commitments of Property and the Role of Political Theory" in Public Values in Constitutional Law (1993) edited by S.E. Gottlieb, 69-96. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Reflections on Objectification (Symposium on Biomedical Technology and Healthcare: Social and Conceptual Transformations)." S. Cal. L. Rev. 65, no. 1 (1991): 341-54. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Presumptive Positivism and Trivial Cases (Symposium on Law and Philosophy)." Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y. 14, no. 3 (1991): 823-37. (Work published when author not on Michigan law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. "Pragmatist and Poststructuralist Critical Legal Practice (Commentary)." F. Michelman, co-author. U. Pa. L. Rev. 139, no. 4 (1991): 1019-58. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "'After the Final No There Comes a Yes': A Law Teacher's Report." Yale J. L. & Human. 2, no. 2 (1990): 253-66. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Reconsidering the Rule of Law." B. U. L. Rev. 69, no. 4 (1989): 781-819. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Liberal Conception of Property: Cross Currents in the Jurisprudence of Takings." Colum. L. Rev. 88, no. 8 (1988): 1667-96. (Adapted from an essay entitled "The Constitution and the Liberal Conception of Property" which appears in Judging the Constitution: Critical Essays on Judicial Lawmaking (1989), edited by M.W. McCann and G.L. Houseman. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Market-Inalienability." Harv. L. Rev. 100, no. 8 (1987): 1849-937. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Time, Possession, and Alienation (Symposium: Time, Property Rights, and the Common Law)." Wash. U.L.Q. 64, no. 3 (1986): 739-58. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Consequences of Conceptualism (Symposium on Richard Epstein's Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain)." U. Miami L. Rev. 41, no. 1 (1986): 239-44. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Proportionality, Subjectivity, and Tragedy (Death Penalty Symposium: II. Issues in the Administration of the Death Penalty)." U. C. Davis L. Rev. 18, no. 4 (1985): 1165-75. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Property and Personhood." Stan. L. Rev. 34, no. 5 (1982): 957-1015. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Cruel Punishment and Respect for Persons: Super Due Process for Death." S. Cal. L. Rev. 53, no. 4 (1980): 1143-85. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Jurisprudence of Death: Evolving Standards for the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause." U. Pa. L. Rev. 126, no. 5 (1978): 989-1064. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Reviews

  • Review of Death Penalties: The Supreme Court's Obstacle Course, by R. Berger. J. Crim. L. & Criminology 74, no. 3 (1983): 1115-22. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Other Publications

  • "The Subject of and Object of Commodification." M. Sunder, co-author. Introduction to Rethinking Commodification: Cases and Readings in Law and Culture, by M. M. Ertman and J. C. Williams, co-editors, 8-29. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2005. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • J. A Rothchild and G. M. Silverman, co-authors. Preface to Intellectual Property and the Internet [Cases and Materials], by M. J. Radin, J. A. Rothchild, and G. M. Silverman, co-editors, v. University Casebook Series. New York: Foundation Press, (2004). (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • J. Rothchild and G. M. Silverman, co-authors. Preface to Internet Commerce: The Emerging Legal Framework [Cases & Materials], by M. J. Radin et al, co-authors, v-vii. University Casebook Series. New York: Foundation Press, (2002). (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Reprints (Articles and other publications reprinted in full and Law Quadrangle)

  • "The Liberal Conception of Property: Cross Currents in the Jurisprudence of Takings." In Economics of Constitutional Law Volume II: Individual Rights, 20-49. Economic Approaches to Law, vol. 25. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009. (Originally published under the same title in Colum. L. Rev. 88, no. 8 (1988): 1667-96.)
  • "Regulation by Contract, Regulation by Machine." In Law and Society: Approaches to Cyberspace, edited by P. S. Berman, 265-79. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2007. (Originally published under the same title in J. Institutional & Theoretical Economics 160, no. 1 (2004): 142-56.)
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Works in Progress & Working Papers

  • What Boilerplate Said: A Response to Omri Ben-Shahar (and a Diagnosis). Univ. of Michigan Public Law and Legal Theory Working Paper Series, No. 392; Univ. of Michigan Law School, Law & Economics Research Paper Series, No. 14-007. Working Paper, 2014.
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