David McGowan

University of San Diego School of Law

Professor of Law

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110-2492

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

35

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Scholarly Papers (35)

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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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
Independent and University of San Diego School of Law
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law firms, law-firm growth rate, law-firm technological innovation, law-firm economics

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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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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 Last Revised: 22 May 2020
Mark A. Lemley and David McGowan
Stanford Law School and 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
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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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
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Politics, Office Politics, Legal Ethics, Judgment

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Sco What? Rhetoric, Law, and the Future of F/Oss Production

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Jun 2004
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 430 (100,009)
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Copyright Nonconsequentialism

Number of pages: 117 Posted: 05 May 2004
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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(So) What If it's All Just Rhetoric?

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Aug 2004
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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The Trespass Trouble and the Metaphor Muddle

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Apr 2004
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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Telling Stories for Liberty

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Mar 2004
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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Free speech, antidiscrimination

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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 220 (202,044)

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Ethics, Legal Profession

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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 192 (228,705)

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Patent, Antitrust, Intellectual Property

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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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The Apportionment Problem in Copyright Law

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-307
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 26 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2017
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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Website Access: The Case for Consent

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Jun 2003
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 180 (241,829)
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Why the First Amendment Cannot Dictate Copyright Policy

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Oct 2003
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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First Amendment, copyright

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

Number of pages: 79 Posted: 25 Feb 2003
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 172 (251,335)
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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 165 (260,409)

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copyright, first amendment, speech

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Consumer Contracts and the Restatement Project

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. . 19-424, 2019
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2020
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 158 (269,897)
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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
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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 109 (356,885)

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intellectual property, copyright

22.

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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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
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24.

Two Ironies of UPL Laws

Chapman Law Review, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2017, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 16-218
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 08 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2022
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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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
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Legal Profession, Legal Ethics

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

17 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 293 (1994), Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2123697
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 04 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 22 May 2020
David McGowan and Mark A. Lemley
University of San Diego School of Law and Stanford Law School
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Legal Education and the Ethics of Acceptance

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-354
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 02 Jul 2018
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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Legal Profession, Legal Ethics

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

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Mar 2004
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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The Internet and the Limping Truth

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 21-013
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2021
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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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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Lawyers and the Theory of the "Big Lie"

San Diego Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 22-019
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 03 Oct 2022 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2022
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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Legal ethics

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The Criminal Conflicts Paradox

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-332
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2018
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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Legal Ethics

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The Lemons Problem in Criminal Appeals: On the Pernicious Effects of Douglas v. California

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-353
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 30 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2018
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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Legal Profession, Legal Ethics

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Lawyering Within the Domain of Expertise

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 5, 2016
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2022
David McGowan
University of San Diego School of Law
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administrative law, patent prosecution

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Pragmatism, Knowledge, Copyright

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

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Copyright, intellectual property, rhetoric