Jeffrey M. Lipshaw

Suffolk University Law School

Professor of Law

120 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02108-4977

United States

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Scholarly Papers (35)

1.

Memo to Lawyers: How Not to 'Retire and Teach'

Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 07-38, North Carolina Central Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2012
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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Teaching, scholarship, practicing lawyers, AALS meat market, FAR, FRC, retirement

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Becoming a Law Professor: A Candidate's Guide

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 01 Aug 2010
Brannon P. Denning, Marcia L. McCormick and Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law, Saint Louis University - School of Law and Suffolk University Law School
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law professors, AALS, meat market, FAR, FRC, callbacks, faculty candidate

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Micro-Symposium on Orin Kerr's 'A Theory of Law'

Green Bag 2d, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2013, pp. 213-226, Journal of Law: A Periodical Laboratory of Legal Scholarship, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2012, pp. 487-502, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-05, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-105
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
Willamette University College of Law, Florida State University - College of Law, Yale University - Law School, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Saint Louis University - School of Law, George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty, University of Chicago - Law School, University of Iowa - College of Law, Washington University in St. Louis, Duke University, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Florida State University - College of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, McGill University - Department of Political Science, Suffolk University Law School, University of San Diego School of Law, International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), Marquette University - Law School, Independent, Notre Dame Law School, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, Berger & Montague, P .C. and Saint Louis University - School of Law
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apps, authority, Case Western Reserve, cheap talk, citation, dialectic, doctrinal, editing, empirics, equilibrium, falsity, Felix Frankfurter, Folk Theorem, footnotes, fraud, Harvard, Lexis, narcissism, peer review, practice, recursion, second-best, solipsism, truth, Westlaw

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Sarbanes-Oxley, Jurisprudence, Game Theory, Insurance and Kant: Toward a Moral Theory of Good Governance

50 Wayne L. Rev. 1083 (2004)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Aug 2004 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2010
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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Sarbanes-Oxley, governance, philosophy, Kant, jurisprudence

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The Epistemology of the Financial Crisis: Complexity, Causation, Law, and Judgment

Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 299-351, Suffolk University Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-30
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 18 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2010
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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financial crisis, subprime, CDO, credit default swap, epistemology, philosophy of social science, causation, judgment, Hume, Kant

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'Retire and Teach' Six Years On

41 N. Ky. L. Rev. 67 (2014), Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 13-26
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2018
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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retiring, teaching, tenure track, law professors, scholarship

Of Fine Lines, Blunt Instruments, and Half-Truths: Business Acquisition Agreements and the Right to Lie

Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 06-0000
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 02 May 2006
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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contract, fraud, misrepresentation, mergers and acquisitions, warranties, disclaimers, reliance

Of Fine Lines, Blunt Instruments, and Half-Truths: Business Acquisition Agreements and the Right to Lie

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2007, Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 06-13
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Jan 2007
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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Delaware, Journal, Corporate, Law, Aquisition, Business, Abry, contract, contractual, promises

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Metaphor, Models, and Meaning in Contract Law

116 Penn. St. L. Rev. 987 (2012), Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 11-04
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 15 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2012
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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contract law, metaphor, transactions, subjective, objective

Models and Games: The Difference Between Explanation and Understanding for Lawyers and Ethicists

Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 08-04
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 29 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2012
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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games, models, Wittgenstein, philosophy of science, complexity, attributive cause, explanatory cause, GAAP, contract interpretation

Models and Games: The Difference Between Explanation and Understanding for Lawyers and Ethicists

Cleveland State Law Review, Vol. 56, 2008, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 08-04
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 12 Mar 2008
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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games, models, Wittgenstein, philosophy of science, complexity, attributive cause, explanatory cause, GAAP, contract interpretation

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Objectivity and Subjectivity in Contract Law: A Copernican Response to Professor Shiffrin

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2008, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 08-28
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 31 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2008
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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contract, promise, Shiffrin, justification, public, private

Contingency and Contracts: A Philosophy of Complex Business Transactions

DePaul Law Review, Vol. 54, p. 1073, 2005
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 20 Jan 2005
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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Contracts, contingency, Hume, Kant, venture capital, mergers, acquisitions, philosophy, economics, rational actor, idealism, skepticism

Contingency and Contracts: A Philosophy of Complex Business Transactions

Posted: 30 Aug 2004
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School

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Contracts, contingency, Hume, Kant, venture capital, mergers, acquisitions, philosophy, economics, rational actor, idealism, skepticism

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The Venn Diagram of Business Lawyering Judgments: Toward a Theory of Practical Metadisciplinarity

Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2011, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 10-06
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 12 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2011
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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Business Judgment, Interdisciplinary, Metaphor, Analogy, Cognitive Science, Empathy, Blending, Law

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The Persistence of 'Dumb' Contracts

Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy, 2019, Forthcoming, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 18-11
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 10 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2018
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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smart contracts, blockchain, dumb contracts, artifacts, ontologies, crypto-currencies, rules, logic, code, situation sense, UCC Article 2, finite regress, infinite regress, artificial intelligence, elastic language

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Freedom, Compulsion, Compliance and Mystery: Reflections on the Duty Not to Enforce a Promise

Law, Culture and the Humanities, 2006
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Jun 2005
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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Contracts, Kelsen, positivism, promise, duty, Dworkin, morality, freedom, compulsion, compliance

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Law as Rationalization: Getting Beyond Reason to Business Ethics

University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 959-1020, 2006
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 06 Mar 2006
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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business ethics, reason, Kant, Buber, judgment

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Duty and Consequence: A Non-Conflating Theory of Promise and Contract

Cumberland Law Review, Vol. 36, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Feb 2005
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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Deonotology, consequentialism, contract, promise, Kant, reason

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Why the Law of Entrepreneurship Barely Matters

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 02 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2008
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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Entrepreneurship, contract, property, rules, risk

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Contract as Meaning: An Introduction to 'Contract as Promise at 30'

Suffolk University Law Review, Forthcoming, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 11-25
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2011
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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contracts, theory, practice, organizing principles, judgment, transactions, Charles Fried, symposium

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The Financial Crisis of 2008-09: Capitalism Didn't Fail, But the Metaphors Got a 'C'

Minnesota Law Review, Forthcoming, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 10-47
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 31 May 2011
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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Pinker, Causation, Telos, Metaphor, Tönnies, Financial Crisis, Verb Usage, Catastrophe, Capitalism

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Halting, Intuition, Heuristics, and Action: Alan Turing and the Theoretical Constraints on AI-Lawyering

5 Savannah L. Rev. 133 (2018), Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 17-12
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2018
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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Lawyering, artificial intelligence, Turing, Halting Problem, machine thinking, intuition, action, heuristics, legal education

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Can There Be a Religion of Reasons? A Response to Leiter's Circular Conception of Religious Belief

Journal of Law and Religion, Forthcoming, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper Series, 09-46
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2010
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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religion, common sense, tolerance, respect, Quine, reasons, evidence

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Disclosure and Judgment: 'We Have Met Madoff and He is Ours'

University of Dayton Law Review, Forthcoming, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 09-18
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 19 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2009
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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mortgage-backed securities, disclosure, judgment, SEC, Kant, Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett, induction, rule-following

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Beetles, Frogs, and Lawyers: The Scientific Demarcation Problem in the Gilson Theory of Value Creation

Willamette Law Review, Forthcoming, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 08-38
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 18 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2009
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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transaction cost engineers, rational actor, law and economics, Gilson, philosophy of science, falsification, Popper, demarcation

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Lexical Opportunism and the Limits of Contract Theory

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 84, Issue 1, 2015, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper 15-26
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2016
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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contract theory, lexical, opportunism, text, New Institutional Economics, transaction cost economics, Williamson, Fried, boilerplate, mergers, Grice, philosophy of language, implicature

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The Bewitchment of Intelligence: Language and Ex Post Illusions of Intention

Temple Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 1, Spring 2005
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 31 Jan 2005
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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Contract, opportunism, intention, Wittgenstein, rule-induction, rule-skepticism, rule-following, Kant, Heidegger

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Dissecting the Two-Handed Lawyer: Thinking Versus Action in Business Lawyering

Berkeley Business Law Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2013, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-25
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 28 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2013
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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judgment, business, lawyering, knowledge, technical rationality, action, decision theory, expected value, self-deception, epistemic humility, epistemic courage

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Screed or Scholarship: The Days of Whine and Roses

Legal Ethics, Vol. 9, No. 2, Winter 2006
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 Mar 2007
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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Litowitz, law profession, critical theory, Habermas, law firms, negativity bias

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Cognition and Reason: Rethinking Kelsen in the Context of Contract and Business Law

Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-18
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2014
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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Kelsen, Kant, contract law, business law, theoretical reason, practical reason, Cardozo, Allegheny College, promissory estoppel, consideration, cognition, imputation, modus ponens logic, 'is' and 'ought', categories, a priori, rules of inference

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Beyond Legal Reasoning: A Critique of Pure Lawyering (Preface)

Beyond Legal Reasoning: A Critique of Pure Lawyering (Routledge, 2017), Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. #17-8
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 22 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2017
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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Legal reasoning, deduction, induction, abductive reasoning, theory, description, normativity, transactional law, legal education, instrumentalism, self-deception, blame, causation, models

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Contract Formalism, Scientism, and the M-Word: A Comment on Professor Movsesian's Under-Theorization Thesis

Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2006, Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 06-05
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Jun 2006
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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contracts, Williston, metaphysics, pragmatism, Posner, scientism, formalism

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'What's Going On?' - The Psychoanalysis Metaphor for Educating Lawyer-Counselors

Connecticut Law Review, Forthcoming, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-28
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 01 Jan 2013
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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lawyers as counselors, metaphor, warrior, psychoanalyst, repressed positivistic, courting surprise

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Contract Formalism, Scientism, and the M-Word: A Short Reaction to Professor Movsesian's Under-Theorization Thesis

Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 06-05
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Apr 2006
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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contracts, Williston, metaphysics, pragmatism, Posner, scientism, formalism

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What is It Like to Be a Beetle? The Timelessness Problem in Gilson's Value Creation Hypothesis

UC Davis Business Law Journal, Forthcoming, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper 13-21
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 23 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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transactional lawyering, value creation, law and economics, Smolin, MacIntyre, timelessness, objectivity, subjectivity, models, change, contracts

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Conversation, Cooperation, or Convention? A Response to Kar and Radin

Forthcoming, Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 2018, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 18-16
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2018
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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contract formation, Grice, unconscionability, shared meaning, meeting of the minds, objective, subjective, agreement, Cooperative Principle

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Trust v. Law (In a Box): Do Organizational Forms Really Make a Difference?

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2013
Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Suffolk University Law School
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uncorporations, corporations, LLCs, limited partnerships, Ribstein, trust, Williamson, transaction cost economics