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Volume 2015, Number 5

The Board of Editors is pleased to present Issue 5 of the 2015 Volume of the Illinois Law Review. The issue features a symposium, “Choice-of-Law Methodology: Fifty Years After Brainerd Currie”.

First, Professor Froomkin argues that those conducting mass surveillance in and through public spaces should disclose their plans publicly via an updated form of environmental impact statement, thus requiring an impact analysis and triggering a more informed public conversation about privacy.

Next, Professors Crain and Inazu discuss how the gains of assembly might facilitate a richer understanding of labor unionism, labor law, and their connections to the rest of First Amendment jurisprudence.

In the first of the symposium articles, Professor Symeonides examines the choice-of-law revolution’s past, present, and future.

Second, Professor Singer argues for better law, comity, and fairness in the conflict of laws field.

Third, Professor Kay highlights her relationship with Currie during her time at the University of Chicago Law School, and how Currie inspired her decision to go into legal academia herself.

Fourth, Professor Brilmayer explains the difficulties inherent in “single factor” theories and how the Restatement 2d of Conflicts avoids these problems relatively successfully, although at a cost of decreased certainty and predictability.

Fifth, Professor Weinberg proposes a radical transformation in the way ALI Restatements are written in the field of choice of law.

Sixth, Professor Hay examines whether the American “revolution” has impacted European conflicts law or whether the European developments, conversely, hold lessons for American law.

Issue 5 concludes with notes by Alexis Dyschkant, An Nguyen, and Bryce Pfalzgraf.

Volume 2015, Number 4

The Board of Editors is pleased to present Issue 4 of the 2015 Volume of the Illinois Law Review.

First, Professor Sean O’Connor argues that the loss of the art-based patent system is leading to over- and under-inclusive senses of patent eligible subject matter as well as amnesia as to the long-standing importance of method patents.

Next, Professor Jessica Erickson proposes a new market for leadership in corporate litigation – a market that includes more than just lawyers.

Third, Professor Usha Rodrigues examines data about the 2012 JOBS Act amendments to the Securities Exchange Act Section 12(g) and answers the critical question of when, if ever, we should force private firms to become public.

Fourth, Professors David A. Hyman, Bernard Black, and Charles Silver explore the economics of plaintiff-side personal injury firms.

Issue 4 concludes with notes by John Motylinski, Anika Hermann Bargfrede, and Kristal Petrovich.

Symposium on Free Speech and Constitutional Values

The editorial board is pleased to present the fall 2015 publication of Slip Opinions, the online companion to the University of Illinois Law Review.

The symposium was generated primarily by the article Free Speech Constitutionalism by Professor Alexander Tsesis, which was published in the 2015 volume of the University of Illinois Law Review.

The symposium features responses to Free Speech Constitutionalism, with contributions from:

Mark A. Graber;

David S. Han;

Helen Norton; and

Margot E. Kaminski.