Joseph William Singer

Harvard Law School

Professor of Law

1575 Massachusetts

Hauser 406

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

29

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Scholarly Papers (29)

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
Downloads 1,262 (10,767)
Citation 4

Abstract:

jurisprudence, legal theory, moral theory, political theory, property, justice, rights, fairness, morality, democracy

2.

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
Downloads 844 (21,147)

Abstract:

same sex marriage, full faith and credit, property, sexual orientation, discrimination, civil rights, feminism

3.

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
Downloads 650 (28,189)

Abstract:

property, regulation, jurisprudence, democracy, equality, liberty

4.

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
Downloads 494 (32,229)

Abstract:

Intergovernmental Relations, International Development, Law and Legal Institutions

5.

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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6.

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
Downloads 346 (66,854)

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7.

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
Downloads 339 (54,391)

Abstract:

Property, Property Theory

8.

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
Downloads 331 (71,339)
Citation 3

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9.

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
Downloads 326 (69,468)

Abstract:

property, regulation, markets, consumer protection, legal history, feudalism, equality, democracy, freedom, liberty

10.

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
Downloads 309 (71,100)

Abstract:

property, ownership, externalities, self-regarding acts

11.

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
Downloads 260 (85,767)

Abstract:

property, rules, standards, administrability, formal realizability

12.

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
Downloads 249 (97,905)
Citation 1

Abstract:

legal theory, jurisprudence, political theory, moral theory

13.

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
Downloads 245 (96,047)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, Conflict of Laws

14.

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
Downloads 241 (100,760)
Citation 1

Abstract:

property, freedom of contract, democracy, free market, political theory, moral theory, economics

15.

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
Downloads 204 (116,036)
Citation 4

Abstract:

American Indian law, tribal property, tribal sovereignty, City of Sherrill

16.

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
Downloads 160 (133,318)

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17.

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
Downloads 145 (158,726)
Citation 2

Abstract:

property, takings, public use

18.

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
Downloads 130 (158,726)

Abstract:

real property, foreclosure, mortgages, subprime, consumer protection

19.

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
Downloads 118 (188,722)

Abstract:

property, poverty, immigration, human rights

20.

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
Downloads 112 (127,200)

Abstract:

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

21.

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
Downloads 109 (197,122)

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22.

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
Downloads 91 (226,246)

Abstract:

Discrimination, Antidiscrimination, Equality, Property, Apartheid, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Accommodations

23.

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
Downloads 88 (153,770)

Abstract:

choice of law, conflicts of law, real property, renvoi

24.

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
Downloads 64 (218,740)

Abstract:

Indian, Federal Indian Law, tribal sovereignty, tribes

25.

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
Downloads 53 (279,733)

Abstract:

public accommodation, civil rights, sexual orientation, discrimination, race, caste

26.

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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27.

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
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2017
Timothy M. Mulvaney and Joseph William Singer
Texas A&M University School of Law and Harvard Law School
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Abstract:

property, democracy, equality, dignity, progressive property, eviction, homelessness, landlord, tenant

28.

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

10 Albany Government Law Review 1 (2017)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 May 2017
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
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29.

Problem Solving for First-Year Law Students

7 Elon L. Rev. 413 (2015)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 May 2017
Joseph William Singer and Todd D Rakoff
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 0 (246,046)

Abstract:

problem solving, counseling, practical training