Volume 2013, Number 4

The Board of Editors is pleased to present Issue 4 of the 2013 Volume of the Illinois Law Review.

First Professors Goodwin and Duke explain why federal and state commitments to align transitions from foster care services with the two-parent, often heterosexual model undermines primary goals of child welfare services, including providing permanent, stable placements for abandoned, neglected, and abused children.

Next, Professor Liu argues that the unique nature of copyrighted works passing into the public domain post-2018, along with dramatic cultural, economic, and technological changes in the past ten years, mean that our experience with a “new public domain” will differ fundamentally—and in ways not yet fully appreciated—from our experience with the old public domain.

Following, Professor Chapman explores the relationship between conscience and religion in history, political theory, and theology, and proposes a conception of conscience that supports a liberty of conscience distinct from religious liberty.

Further, Professor Zarsky sets forth a unique and comprehensive conceptual framework for understanding the role transparency must play as a regulatory concept in the crucial and innovative realm of automated predictive modeling.

The issue concludes with notes by Hannah Costigan-Cowles, Jane E. Dudzinski, Amy Timm, and Timothy Justin Trapp.


Volume 2013, Number 3

In this annual symposium issue the University of Illinois Law Review presents contributions from the Corporate Law symposium held at the University of Illinois in March of 2012.

Contributions to this issue include articles by

The issue concludes with notes by Anthony DeLaPaz, Scott Metzger, and Todd J. Schmid.

Volume 2013, Number 2

The Board of Editors is pleased to present Issue 2 of the 2013 Volume of the Illinois Law Review.

First Professors Elmendorf and Schleicher examine the role of the law in enabling an electorate comprised of mostly ignorant voters to obtain meaningful representation and to hold elected officials accountable.

Next, Professor Robinson tests Hobbes’ view that government and law are the wellspring of social order by examining “absent-law” groups that have developed under various conditions throughout history. Professor Robinson’s findings illustrate that despite the wide variety of situations, common patterns of social cooperation and a commitment to justice emerged among the groups in their responses to their often difficult circumstances.

Following, Professor Zaring examines the revolving door between jobs in the public and private sector which supposedly incentivizes government regulators to regulate on behalf of the industry interests for whom they will eventually work.

Further, Professor Alexander examines the three phases in the government’s approach to the legal aspects of detainee policy in the “war on terrorism” in the decade since 9/11.

The issue concludes with notes by Dannia Altemimei, Kerri Eble, and Elena P. Vekilov.