William H. Simon

Columbia University - Law School

Arthur Levitt Professor of Law

435 West 116th Street

Jerome Greene Hall, Mailbox A-18

New York, NY 10027

United States

Stanford University - Stanford Law School

William W. and Gertrude H. Saunders Professor of Law

559 Nathan Abbott Way

Stanford, CA 94305-8610

United States

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1.

The Market for Bad Legal Advice: Academic Professional Responsibility Consulting as an Example

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 07-158, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1025984
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 01 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2007
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Philosophical Legal Ethics: Ethics, Morals, and Jurisprudence

Legal Ethics, Forthcoming, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-21, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1646558, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 212
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2010
University of Calgary, Cornell University - School of Law, Columbia University - Law School, University of Denver College of Law, Yale Law School, Mitchell Hamline School of Law and University of Auckland
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jurisprudence, legal ethics, morality

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Moral Pluck: Legal Ethics in Popular Culture

Stanford Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 17
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Aug 2000
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Solving Problems V. Claiming Rights: The Pragmatist Challenge to Legal Liberalism

Columbia Law School, Pub. Law Research Paper No. 03-58
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 03 Nov 2003
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Legal Accountability in the Service-Based Welfare State: Lessons from Child Welfare Reform [formerly titled: The Rule of Law in the Experimentalist Welfare State: Lessons from Child Welfare Reform]

Law of Social Inquiry, Volume 34, Issue 3, Summer 2009, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 08-162
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2015
Kathleen G. Noonan, Charles Sabel and William H. Simon
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Columbia University - Columbia Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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Whom (Or What) Does The Organization's Lawyer Represent?

Stanford Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 30
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 18 Jan 2002
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Toyota Jurisprudence: Legal Theory and Rolling Rule Regimes

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 04-79
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 10 Oct 2004 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2015
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Role Differentiation and Lawyers’ Ethics: A Critique of Some Academic Perspectives [formerly titled: Moral Freaks: Lawyers’ Ethics in Academic Perspective]

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, 2010, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 09-215
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 31 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 27 May 2010
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Minimalism and Experimentalism in the Administrative State

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 10-238
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 06 May 2010 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2011
Charles F. Sabel and William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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public policy, experimentalism, minimalism, administrative discretion

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The Institutional Configuration of Deweyan Democracy

Contemporary Pragmatism, Vol. 9, No. 2 (December 2012), 5-34, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 11-286, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1957332
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2015
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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The Organizational Premises of Administrative Law

78 Law & Contemp. Problems 101 (2015), Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 13-356, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2332079
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2015
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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In Defense of the Panopticon

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-412, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2492211
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2014
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Panopticon, surveillance, data mining, privacy, civil liberties

13.

Wrongs of Ignorance and Ambiguity: Lawyer Responsibility for Collective Misconduct

William & Mary Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Oct 2004
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Authoritarian Legal Ethics: Bradley Wendel and the Positivist Turn

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 11-291
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 18 Jan 2012
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Where is the 'Quality Movement' in Law Practice?

Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2034503, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. WP 12-303
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 04 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 26 May 2012
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Critical Theory and Institutional Design: David Trubek's Path to New Governance

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 12-319
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Oct 2012
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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After Confidentiality: Rethinking the Professional Responsibilities of the Business Lawyer

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 06-119
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Aug 2006
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Optimization and its Discontents in Regulatory Design: Bank Regulation as an Example

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 10-224
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Jan 2010
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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The Duty of Responsible Administration and the Problem of Police Accountability

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-420 , Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2507280
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 09 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2015
Charles F. Sabel and William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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civil rights, criminal justice, administrative law, constitutional law, police, policing, police accountability

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The Belated Decline of Literalism in Professional Responsibility Doctrine: Soft Deception and the Rule of Law

Fordham Law Review
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 15 Jan 2002
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Contextualizing Regimes: Institutionalization as a Response to the Limits of Interpretation and Policy Engineering

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 110, May 2012, Forthcomig, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2034501, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. WP 12-302
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 23 May 2012
Charles F. Sabel and William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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The Republic of Choosing: A Behaviorist Goes to Washington

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 13-353
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 04 Jul 2013
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Administrative Law, Regulation, Law-and-Economics

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The Warren Court, Legalism and Democracy: Sketch for a Critique in a Style Learned from Morton Horwitz

TRANSFORMATIONS IN AMERICAN LEGAL HISTORY, VOLUME II, Alfred Brophy, Daniel Hamilton, eds., Forthcoming, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 09-196
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Jan 2009
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Transparency is the Solution, Not the Problem: A Reply to Bruce Green

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 08-178
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Jul 2008
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Duties to Organizational Clients

29 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 489 (2016), Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-474
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2016
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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organizational client, legal structure, organizational loyalty, Managerialist Fallacy

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Courthouse Iconography and Chayesian Judical Practice

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 12-294
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 02 Mar 2012
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Democratic Experimentalism

Forthcoming in Justin Desautels-Stein and Christopher Tomlins (eds.), Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought (Cambridge and New York, Cambridge University Press, 2017) , Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-549
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Jun 2017
Charles F. Sabel and William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School and Columbia University - Law School
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contemporary legal thought, democratic experimentalism, social theory, decentralization, accountability

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Attorney-Client Confidentiality: A Critical Analysis

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Forthcoming, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-539
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 24 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 09 May 2017
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Attorney-Client Confidentiality, Confidentiality, Strong Confidentiality, Moderate Confidentiality

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The Organization of Prosecutorial Discretion

From Prosecutors and Democracy: A Cross-National Study, (Maximo Langer and David Sklansky eds.), Forthcoming, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-524, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2836662
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 09 Sep 2016
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Organization Theory, Prosecution Reform

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Justice and Accountability: Activist Judging in the Light of Democratic Constitutionalism and Democratic Experimentalism

Law, Culture, and the Humanities (2016 Forthcoming), Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-516
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 Jun 2016
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School
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Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Jurisprudence, Democratic Theory