Joseph William Singer

Harvard Law School

Professor of Law

1575 Massachusetts

Hauser 406

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Normative Methods for Lawyers

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 08-05
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 16 Feb 2008
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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jurisprudence, legal theory, moral theory, political theory, property, justice, rights, fairness, morality, democracy

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Same Sex Marriage, Full Faith and Credit, and the Evasion of Obligation

Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Vol. 1, 2005
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 11 Apr 2005
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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same sex marriage, full faith and credit, property, sexual orientation, discrimination, civil rights, feminism

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Property Law as the Infrastructure of Democracy

Joseph W. Singer, POWELL ON REAL PROPERTY, Michael Allan Wolf, Richard R. Powell, eds., NexisLexis Matthew Bender, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 11-16
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 May 2011 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2011
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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property, regulation, jurisprudence, democracy, equality, liberty

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Myths and Realities of Tribal Sovereignty: The Law and Economics of Indian Self-Rule

KSG Working Paper No. RWP04-16
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 13 Apr 2004
Joseph P. Kalt and Joseph William Singer
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard Law School
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Intergovernmental Relations, International Development, Law and Legal Institutions

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A Statement of Progressive Property

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 94, p. 743, 2009
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 08 Jun 2009
Cornell Law School, Cornell University - Law School, Harvard Law School and Cornell University - Law School
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Property, Property Theory

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Original Acquisition of Property: From Conquest and Possession to Democracy and Equal Opportunity

Indiana Law Journal, Forthcoming, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 10-28
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 10 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2010
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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Corporate Responsibility in a Free and Democratic Society

Case Western Reserve Law Review, Vol. 58, 2009, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 08-44
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 04 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2008
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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How Property Norms Construct the Externalities of Ownership

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 08-06
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2008
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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property, ownership, externalities, self-regarding acts

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Subprime: Why a Free and Democratic Society Needs Law

Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review (CR-CL), Forthcoming, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 11-15
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2011
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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property, regulation, markets, consumer protection, legal history, feudalism, equality, democracy, freedom, liberty

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Democratic Estates: Property Law in a Free and Democratic Society

Cornell Law Review, 2009, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 08-42
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 06 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2008
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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The Rule of Reason in Property Law

UC Davis Law Review, 2013, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 12-39
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 13 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2013
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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property, rules, standards, administrability, formal realizability

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In Favor of Foxes: Pluralism as Fact and Aid to the Pursuit of Justice

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 90, p. 101, 2010, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 10-30
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2010
Martha Minow and Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, Conflict of Laws

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Critical Normativity

Law & Critique, Vol. 20, p. 27, 2009, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 08-46
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2009
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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legal theory, jurisprudence, political theory, moral theory

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Things that We Would Like to Take for Granted: Minimum Standards for the Legal Framework of a Free and Democratic Society

Harvard Law and Policy Review, Forthcoming, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 136
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 21 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2008
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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property, freedom of contract, democracy, free market, political theory, moral theory, economics

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Indian Title: Unraveling the Racial Context of Property Rights, or How to Stop Engaging in Conquest

10 Albany Government Law Review 1 (2017), Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 17-41
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 May 2017
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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Nine-Tenths of the Law: Title, Possession & Sacred Obligations

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 38, p. 605, 2006, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 122
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Nov 2005
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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American Indian law, tribal property, tribal sovereignty, City of Sherrill

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MERS Litigation -- Brief of Amicus Curiae the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School and Law Professors in Support of the Appellee

Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 411
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 May 2015 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2016
Harvard Law School, Yeshiva University - Cardozo Law School, Brooklyn Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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MERS, foreclosure, mortgage, deed of trust, title, land, lien, securitization, mortgage electronic registration system, DTC, Depository Trust Company, chain of title, electronic recording, public records, title recording, debt collection, priority, recording, housing crisis, foreclosure crisis, fina

18.

Property as the Law of Democracy

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 63, No. 1287, 2014, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 14-22
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2014
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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Problem Solving for First-Year Law Students

7 Elon L. Rev. 413 (2015), Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 17-33
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 May 2017 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2017
Joseph William Singer and Todd D Rakoff
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
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problem solving, counseling, practical training

20.

Move Along to Where? Property in Service of Democracy (A Tribute to André van der Walt)

Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-39, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 17-40
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2017
Timothy M. Mulvaney and Joseph William Singer
Texas A&M University School of Law and Harvard Law School
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property, democracy, equality, dignity, progressive property, eviction, homelessness, landlord, tenant

21.

Property Law Conflicts

54 Washburn Law Journal 139 (2014), Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 15-03
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2015
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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choice of law, conflicts of law, real property, renvoi

22.

The Ownership Society and Takings of Property: Castles, Investments, and Just Obligations

Harvard Environmental Law Review, Vol. 30, 2006
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Jul 2006
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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property, takings, public use

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Foreclosure and the Failures of Formality, or Subprime Mortgage Conundrums and How to Fix Them

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2013, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 14-19
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 04 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2014
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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real property, foreclosure, mortgages, subprime, consumer protection

24.

Religious Liberty & Public Accommodation: What Would Hohfeld Say?

in Wesley Hohfeld A Century Later: Edited Major Works, Select Personal Papers, and Original Commentaries (eds. Shyam Balganesh, Ted Sichelman, & Henry Smith (Cambridge U. Press, 2018, Forthcoming), Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 18-04
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2018
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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property, religion, public accommodation, Hohfeld, jurisprudence, legal theory

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Property and Sovereignty Imbricated: Why Religion Is Not an Excuse to Discriminate in Public Accommodations

18 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 519 (2017)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2017
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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Titles of Nobility: Property, Poverty, and Immigration in a Free and Democratic Society

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 13-32, This keynote address was delivered at the AALS conference on Property, Poverty, and Immigration in June 2013.
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2013
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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property, poverty, immigration, human rights

27.

Double Bind: Indian Nations V. The Supreme Court

Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 119, No. 1, 2005, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 123
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 22 Nov 2005
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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The Indian States of America: Parallel Universes & Overlapping Sovereignty

38 Am. Indian L. Rev. 1 (2014)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Jun 2015
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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Indian, Federal Indian Law, tribal sovereignty, tribes

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The Anti-Apartheid Principle in American Property Law

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 10-32
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2010
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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Discrimination, Antidiscrimination, Equality, Property, Apartheid, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Accommodations

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Indian Nations and the Constitution

70 Me. L. Rev. 199 (2018), Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 19-05
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 07 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2019
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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We Don't Serve Your Kind Here: Public Accommodations and the Mark of Sodom

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 95, p. 929, 2015
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Jun 2015
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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public accommodation, civil rights, sexual orientation, discrimination, race, caste

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Things Invisible to See: State Action and Private Property

5 Tex. A&M. L. Rev. 439 (2018)
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 07 Sep 2018
Isaac Saidel-Goley and Joseph William Singer
Harvard University, Law School, Students and Harvard Law School
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