Volume 2015, Number 1

The Board of Editors is pleased to present Issue 1 of the 2015 Volume of the Illinois Law Review.

First, Professors Ayres and Curtis propose legal reform in the area of mutual fund regulation responding to the problem of high-cost funds. The article’s central premise is that lawmakers and regulators can enhance competition in mutual funds by enabling sophisticated investors to arbitrage supracompetitive fees.

Next, Professor Clowney qualifies the optimistic view of private ordering of property rights. The article then endeavors to analyze the costs associated with violence imposed by a central authority compared to the violence that comes from private ordering.

Third, Professor Monahan attempts to resolve debates regarding the underfunding of state pension plans by examining state constitutions.

Fourth, Professor Secunda addresses the deliberate indifference of students towards the bullying of their special education peers.

In the final article in Issue 1, Professor Hurt discusses the dynamics inherent with the proposed Regulation Crowdfunding. Will crowdfunding as an alternative to private equity financing lead to a greater risk of founder control?

Issue 1 concludes with notes by Nathaniel Wackman, Nicholas R. Vallorano, and Benjamin Sunshine & Victor Abel Pereyra.

Volume 2014, Number 5

The Board of Editors is pleased to present Issue 5 of the 2014 Volume of the Illinois Law Review.

Issue 5 concludes the 2014 Volume by honoring the late Professor Larry Ribstein with a symposium discussing his scholarship. The following professors and scholars submitted contributions: Katz, Kobayashi, Nagy & Painter, Baker & Milani,Carney, O’Connor & Franck, Litvak, Black, Cheffins, Bank, & Wells, Alces, Smith, Lipshaw, DeMott, Armour & Cheffins, and Finfrock & Talley

Issue 5 also contains Professor Perry’s Baum Lecture Perry.

Issue 5 concludes with notes by Brett Barnett, Hal Dworkin, and Kristine Osentoski.


Slip Opinions Inaugural Issue

We are pleased to introduce Slip Opinions, the new online companion to the University of Illinois Law Review. This new publication is designed to close the gap between traditional law review publications and online news sources.

By publishing short, timely articles, Slip Opinions provides an accessible medium for scholarly discussion, while reaching a broad spectrum of legal readers. Please check out our inaugural Issue, which features an update on actions following the BP oil spill, a discussion of the dangers of overlapping trademark and copyright protection for creative works, a plea for clear rights for lesbian mothers caught in abusive relationships, a primer on teaching corporate finance to law students, and a commentary on Medicaid expansion as the potential realization of the “Great Society” envisioned by Lyndon Johnson.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

-The 2015 Board of Editors