David McGowan

University of San Diego School of Law

Professor of Law

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110-2492

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

27

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Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

Legal Implications of Network Economic Effects

86 Cal. L. Rev. 479, 1998
Number of pages: 200 Posted: 26 Sep 1997
Mark A. Lemley and David McGowan
Stanford Law School and University of San Diego School of Law
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Citation 23

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2.

Big But Brittle: Economic Perspectives on the Future of the Law Firm in the New Economy

Columbia Business Law Review, 2011, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 87
Number of pages: 118 Posted: 22 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2013
Bernard A. Burk and David McGowan
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University and University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 2,241 (4,182)

Abstract:

law firms, law-firm growth rate, law-firm technological innovation, law-firm economics

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Citation 32

Legal Implications of Open-Source Software

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 02 Dec 2000
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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Citation 32

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Legal Implications of Open-Source Software

University of Illinois Law Review
Posted: 02 Dec 2000
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law

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Could Java Change Everything? The Competitive Propriety of a Proprietary Standard

Antitrust Bulletin, Vol. 43, p. 715, 1998
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 04 Mar 1998
Mark A. Lemley and David McGowan
Stanford Law School and University of San Diego School of Law
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Citation 4

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Could Java Change Everything? the Competitive Propriety of a Proprietary Standard

Antitrust Bulletin, Vol. 43, p. 715, 1998
Posted: 04 Mar 1998
Mark A. Lemley and David McGowan
Stanford Law School and University of San Diego School of Law

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5.

SCO What? Rhetoric, Law, and the Future of F/OSS Production

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-9
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Jun 2004
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 411 (56,733)
Citation 1

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6.

Politics, Office Politics, and Legal Ethics: A Case Study in the Strategy of Judgment

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-55
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 13 Sep 2006
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 394 (50,399)

Abstract:

Politics, Office Politics, Legal Ethics, Judgment

7.

Copyright Nonconsequentialism

Missouri Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 1, Winter 2004
Number of pages: 117 Posted: 05 May 2004
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 296 (77,170)
Citation 2

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8.

(So) What if it's All Just Rhetoric?

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-15
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Aug 2004
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 231 (106,998)

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9.

The Trespass Trouble and the Metaphor Muddle

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-5
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Apr 2004
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 215 (115,204)
Citation 2

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10.

Telling Stories for Liberty

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-3
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Mar 2004
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 209 (117,305)

Abstract:

Free speech, antidiscrimination

11.

Some Realism About Parochialism: The Economic Analysis of Legal Ethics

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-20
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Oct 2005
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 189 (125,761)

Abstract:

Ethics, Legal Profession

12.

An Argument for Tailoring Patent Misuse Remedies

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-69
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 05 Oct 2006
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 177 (140,777)

Abstract:

Patent, Antitrust, Intellectual Property

13.

Some Realism About the Free Speech Critique of Copyright

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 74, p. 101, 2005, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-21
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Nov 2005
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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14.

Website Access: The Case for Consent

Loyola-Chicago Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Jun 2003
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 162 (151,373)
Citation 1

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15.

Paradoxically Speaking

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-077
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Sep 2008
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 148 (162,536)

Abstract:

copyright, first amendment, speech

16.

Why the First Amendment Cannot Dictate Copyright Policy

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Oct 2003
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 147 (154,624)
Citation 1

Abstract:

First Amendment, copyright

17.

From Social Friction to Social to Social Meaning: What Expressive Uses of Code Tell Us About Free Speech

Minnesota Public Law Research Paper No. 03-4
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 25 Feb 2003
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 136 (167,287)

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18.

Decency, Due Care, and Lawyering in the 'War on Terror'

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-96
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Mar 2007
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 103 (216,913)

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19.

Copyright and Convergence: A Different Perspective

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-127
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Dec 2007
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 93 (222,937)

Abstract:

intellectual property, copyright

20.

Approximately Speech

Minnesota Law Review, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-08
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 Jun 2005
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 90 (233,975)

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21.

Making Law School More Useful

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-102
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Nov 2012
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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22.

California's Duty of Confidentiality: A Case Study in Code Interpretation

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-163
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Aug 2014
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 66 (245,966)

Abstract:

Legal Profession, Legal Ethics

23.

Why Not Try the Carrot? A Modest Proposal for Granting Immunity to Lawyers Who Disclose Client Financial Misconduct

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-4
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Mar 2004
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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24.

Antitrust Immunity: State Action and Federalism, Petitioning and the First Amendment

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 17, No. 2, Spring 1994, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2123697
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 04 Aug 2012
David McGowan and Mark A. Lemley
University of San Diego School of Law and Stanford Law School
Downloads 38 (306,375)
Citation 1

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25.

Bleak Work: Role Morality in Dickens and in Practice

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 16-221
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Jun 2016
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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Two Ironies of UPL Laws

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 16-218
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 08 Jun 2016
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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27.

Pragmatism, Knowledge, Copyright

Posted: 20 Aug 2008
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law

Abstract:

Copyright, intellectual property, rhetoric