Nathan B. Oman

William & Mary Law School

Rita Ann Rollins Professor

South Henry Street

P.O. Box 8795

Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

United States

http://www.nathanoman.com

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Scholarly Papers (47)

1.

Unity and Pluralism in Contract Law

Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Dec 2004
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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contract law, philosophy of law, Rawls, law & economics

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The Failure of Economic Interpretations of the Law of Contract Damages

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 64, No. 3, 2007
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 15 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2008
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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contracts law & economics philosophy, jurisprudence, damages, remedies

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Specific Performance and the Thirteenth Amendment

Minnesota Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 02 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2019
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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contracts, remedies, specific performance, thirteenth amendment, slavery, constitutional law, indentured servitude, legal history, law and economics, law and philosophy, sports law, employment law, labor law, damages, peonage, debt bondage, debt servitude, master and servant acts

Specific Performance and the Thirteenth Amendment

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 2020, 2009, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 9-17
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 31 Aug 2009
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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contracts, specific performance, remedies, thirteenth amendment, involuntary servitude, constitutional interpretation, originalism

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Corporations and Autonomy Theories of Contract: A Critique of the New Lex Mercatoria

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 04 Apr 2005
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Contracts, Autonomy Theories, Jurisprudence, Law & Economics

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How to Judge Shari'a Contracts: A Guide to Islamic Marriage Agreements in American Courts

Utah Law Review, Vol. 2011, No. 1, p. 287, 2011, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-179
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Dec 2011
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Mahr, Sadaq, Sharia, Islamic Law, Contract, Prenuptial Agreement, Establishment Clause, Muslim

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Contract Law and Morality

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 48, 2007
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 22 Feb 2007
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Contracts Jurisprudence

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A Pragmatic Defense of Contract Law

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 98, No. 1, 2009, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-07
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 23 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2009
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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contracts, generality, specificity, public choice, asset securitization, assignment, pragmatism

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Jurisprudence and the Problem of Church Doctrine

Element: Journal of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology, Vol. 2, No. 2, Fall 2006
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2008
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Mormonism, church doctrine, theology, philosophy

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Hobby Lobby, Corporate Law, and the Theory of the Firm: Why For-Profit Corporations are RFRA Persons

Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 127, p. 273, 2014, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-279
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 24 May 2014 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2014
Alan J. Meese and Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School and William & Mary Law School
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Hobby Lobby, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, RFRA, Corporations, Corporate Law, Theory of the Firm, Closely Held Corporation, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Contraception Mandate

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Natural Law and the Rhetoric of Empire: Reynolds v. United States, Polygamy, and Imperialism

William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-43
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Feb 2010
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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legal history, polygamy, constitutional law, free exercise, first amendment, race, imperialism, Insular Cases, Reynolds v. United States, Reconstruction, Mormons, Latter-day Saints, law and religion, natural law, progress

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Preaching to the Court House and Judging in the Temple

Brigham Young University Law Review, Forthcoming, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 08-09
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 15 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2009
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Ecclesiastical Courts, Mormons, Quakers, Puritans, Baptists, Civil Disputes, ADR, Legal History, Law & Religion

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Three Generations of Mormon Legal History: A Historiographic Introduction

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 23 May 2007
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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legal history law & religion Mormonism historiography

Statutory Interpretation in Econotopia

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 04 Mar 2003
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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statutory interpetation, legislative history, textualism, law and public choice, law

Statutory Interpretation in Econotopia

Pace Law Review, Vol. 25, pp. 49-89, 2005
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 01 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2008
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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statutory interpetation, legislative history, textualism, law and public choice, law

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Consent to Retaliation: A Civil Recourse Theory of Contractual Liability

William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-42
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 27 Feb 2010
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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contract, civil recourse, private law, penalty doctrine, expectation damages, jurisprudence, promise, legal history, goats, anarchy

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The Best and Worst of Contracts Decisions: An Anthology

45 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 889-1022 (2018)., California Western School of Law Research Paper No. 19-2, Southwestern Law School Research Paper No. 2019/04, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 19-08
Number of pages: 134 Posted: 13 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2019
Michigan State University College of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law, Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Ohio State University - Moritz College of Law, Marquette University - Law School, University of Central Florida, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Southwestern Law School, University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law, Barry University School of Law, Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, South Texas College of Law Houston, University of Florida Levin College of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, California Western School of Law, William & Mary Law School, South Texas College of Law Houston and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Contracts, Contract Law

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The Rise and Fall of Civil Disputes in Mormon Church Courts: A Preliminary Study

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Jun 2007
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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International Legal Experience and the Mormon Theology of the State, 1945-2012

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 100, 2015, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-295
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 17 Jan 2015
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Mormon, Latter-day Saint, International Law, Religion, Religious Liberty, Missionary, Conversion, Cold War

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A Review of Sarah Barringer Gordon, 'The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America'

BYU Studies, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2002
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 17 Nov 2007
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Polygamy, Mormonism, Law & Religion, Legal History, Free Exercise

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Markets as a Moral Foundation for Contract Law

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 98, 2012, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-225
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 05 Oct 2012
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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contract, promise, markets, jurisprudence

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The Honor of Private Law

William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-83
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 Mar 2011
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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contracts, torts, honor, private law, civil recourse, law and literature, dickens, kipling, dueling, common law, grisham, jurisprudence

21.

Bargaining in the Shadow of God’s Law: Islamic 'Mahr' Contracts and the Perils of Legal Specialization

Wake Forest Law Review, Forthcoming, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-46
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Apr 2010
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Mahr, Saddaq, Fiqh, Sharia, Islamic Law, Law And Religion, Contracts, Premarital Agreement, Antenuptial Contract, Specialization, Generality

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"Established Agreeable to the Laws of Our Country": Mormonism, Church Corporations, and the Long Legacy of America's First Disestablishment

Journal of Law & Religion (forthcoming)
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 Apr 2021
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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religion, corporations, Latter-day Saints, churches, Mormonism, establishment, disestablishment

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A Defense of the Authority of Church Doctrine

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol. 40, No. 4, Winter 2007
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2008
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Mormonism, Theology, Philosophy

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Contracts and Markets: A Very Short Essay Without Footnotes

William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-100
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 Jun 2011
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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markets, promise, contract, liberalism, jurisprudence

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Comments on the HHS' Flawed Post-Hobby Lobby Rules

UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 14-18, Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-23
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 22 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2014
Washington and Lee University - School of Law, Washington and Lee University - School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, William & Mary Law School and William & Mary Law School
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corporate law, corporate governance, law, religion

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A Century of Mormon Theory and Practice in Church-State Relations: Constancy Amidst Change

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Nov 2006
W. Cole Durham and Nathan B. Oman
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School and William & Mary Law School
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Church and State, Law and Religion, Mormons, Polygamy, Missionaries

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'Reynolds v. United States'

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MORMON HISTORY, Paul Reeve & Ardis Parshall, eds., ABC-Clio, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 22 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2008
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Religion, First Amendmendment, Polygamy, Free Exercise Clause, Constitution, Mormon

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Doux Commerce in the City of God: Trade and the Mormon Ideal of Zion

William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-289
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Nov 2014
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Mormonism, religion, commerce, markets, Zion, social justice, doux commerce, Hugh Nibley, Adam Smith, Montesquieu, Joseph Smith, Brigham Young

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Why There is No Duty to Pay Damages: Powers, Duties, and Private Law

William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-112
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Aug 2011
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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civil recourse, corrective justice remedies, contract tort remedies, damages

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The Supreme Court's Theory of Private Law

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 62, No. 6, 2013, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-241
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 Mar 2013
Nathan B. Oman and Jason M. Solomon
William & Mary Law School and Stanford Law School
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private law theory, First Amendment, tort

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Doux Commerce, Religion, and The Limits of Antidiscrimination Law

Indiana Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 17 Mar 2016
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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LGBT Rights, Religion, Antidiscrimination, Civil Rights, Same-Sex Marriage, Doux Commerce, Markets

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Wagering on Religious Freedom

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 116, No. 3, p. 946, 2003
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 01 Mar 2006
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Law & Economics, Law & Religion, Religious Freedom, Pascal

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'The Living Oracles': Legal Interpretation and Mormon Thought

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2009, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. No. 09-23
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Dec 2009
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Legal theory, law and religion, jurisprudence, property, contract, private law, church courts, Mormonism, markets

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Private Law and Local Custom

Nathan B. Oman, "Private Law and Local Custom," in Oxford Handbook of New Private Law Theory (Henry Smith et al eds. Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 22 Oct 2019
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Common Law, Tradition, Custom, Private Law, Jurisprudence & Legal, Philosophy

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Reconsidering Contractual Consent: Why We Shouldn’t Worry Too Much About Boilerplate and Other Puzzles

Brooklyn Law Review , Vol. 83, No. 1, 2017, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-372
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Jan 2018
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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contracts, boilerplate, contracts of adhesion, consent

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Commerce, Religion, and the Rule of Law

6 Journal of Law, Religion & the State 213-235 (2018)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 26 May 2018
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Law, religion, rule of law, trust, markets, development

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Promise and Private Law

William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-113
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Aug 2011
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Fried contract promise, corrective justice, civil recourse expectation damages

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Civil Disobedience in Latter-Day Saint Thought

Forthcoming in "Civil Disobedience in Latter-day Saint Thought" in Open Questions in Latter-Day Saint Thought (Eric Eliason & Terryl Givens, eds.), William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-388, 2019
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2019
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Mormon, Latter-day Saint, Civil Disobedience, Thoreau

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Need for a Law of Church and Market

Duke Law Journal Online, Forthcoming, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-288
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Nov 2014
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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religion, contract, market, church, state, antidiscrimination

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Markets and Contractual Fairness

European Review of Contract Law, Extended Version (Forthcoming), William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-423
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Oct 2020
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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contract law, jurisprudence, markets, aquinas, hegel, benson, just price, equality in exchange

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Contract Law and the Liberalism of Fear

20 Theoretical Inquiries in Law ___ (2019, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Jan 2019
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Liberalism, Autonomy, Contract, Markets

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'I Will Give Unto You My Law': Section 42 as a Legal Text and the Paradoxes of Divine Law

EMBRACING THE LAW: ESSAYS ON DOCTRINE & COVENANTS SECTION, Jeremiah John, ed., p. 42, Salt Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Apr 2011
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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divine law, Mormonism, religion, jurisprudence, decalogue, law of consecration, law and religion, legal history

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John Calvin’s Quarrel with Civil Recourse Theory

Christianity and Private Law, Robert Cochran & Michael Moreland, eds. (Cambridge, UP Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Mar 2019
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Christianity, John Calvin, Civil Recourse Theory, Private Law Theory, Litigation

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Temple, Talmud, and Sacrament: Some Christian Thoughts on Halakhah

Villanova Law Review, 2019, Forthcoming, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-399, 2019
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 29 Jun 2019
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Halakhah, Jewish Law, Talmud, Christianity, Theology, Juriprudence

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'We, The People of the Kingdom of God': Constitution Writing in the Council of Fifty

THE COUNCIL OF FIFTY: WHAT THE RECORDS REVEAL ABOUT MORMON HISTORY 55-72 (MATTHEW J. GROW & R. ERIC SMITH EDS., 2017); ISBN 13: 978-1944394219 , William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-389
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Mar 2019
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Mormon, Mormonism, Latter-day Saints, Law & Religion, Theocracy, Constitution Writing, Theo-democracy

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The Language and Tradition of Our Fathers: Some Latter-Day Saint Thoughts on Community and Identity

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 03 Apr 2019
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Charles Taylor, Community, Identity, Book of Mormon, Mormonism, Emerson, Rousseau, Hegel, Theology

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Beyond Gift and Bargain: Some Suggestions for Increasing Kidney Exchanges

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 81, No. 3, 2018
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Mar 2019
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Organ Donation, Organ Markets, Kidney, ESRD, NEAD Chains, Commercial Law

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Total Downloads: 104
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The Story of a Forgotten Battle

Brigham Young University Law Review, p. 745, 2002
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 01 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2008
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School
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Legal History, Mormonism, Law & Religion, First Amendment, Polygamy

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Mountain Meadows Massacre

6 Mormon Stud. Rev. 167 (2019)
Posted: 13 Jun 2019
Nathan B. Oman
William & Mary Law School

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Mormon, Latter-day Saints, Religious Violence, Mountain Meadows Massacre