Michael Lewis Wells

University of Georgia School of Law

225 Herty Drive

Athens , GA 30602

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (15)

1.

Attorney’s Fees, Nominal Damages, and Section 1983 Litigation

William & Mary Bill of Rights, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 21 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 13 May 2016
Thomas A. Eaton and Michael Lewis Wells
University of Georgia Law School and University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 2,580 (5,270)

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42 U.S.C. § 1983, attorney's fees, Farrar v. Hobby, constitutional torts, Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Awards Act, prevailing party, constitutional rights, fee shifting, nominal damages, low award low fee

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State-Created Property and Due Process of Law: Filling the Void Left by Engquist v. Oregon Department of Agriculture

UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-008
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Jul 2009
Michael Lewis Wells and Alice Snedeker
University of Georgia School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 1,451 (13,580)

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due process, equal protection, government employees

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Constitutional Remedies: Reconciling Official Immunity with the Vindication of Rights

St. John's Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 14 Mar 2015
Michael Lewis Wells
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 1,115 (20,268)

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constitutional tort, § 1983, Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics, qualified immunity, Camreta v. Greene, Pearson v. Callahan, civil recourse, official immunity, constitutional rights,

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A Common Lawyer’s Perspective on the European Perspective on Punitive Damages

University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research No. 09-11
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Jul 2009
Michael Lewis Wells
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 530 (56,390)

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Punitive damages, common vs. civil law, comparative legal history

5.

Judicial Federalism in the European Union

Houston Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 20 Mar 2016
Michael Lewis Wells
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 295 (111,960)

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European Union, federalism, courts, United States

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Qualified Immunity and Statutory Interpretation: A Response to William Baude

California Law Review Online (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Feb 2018
Hillel Y. Levin and Michael Lewis Wells
University of Georgia School of Law and University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 189 (173,654)

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Section 1983, constitutional torts, government, constitutional rights, qualified immunity, statutory interpretation, common law statutes, originalist

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Harmonizing European Tort Law and the Comparative Method: Basic Questions of Tort Law from a Comparative Perspective

9 Journal of Civil Law Studies ___ (2017).
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 02 Feb 2017
Michael Lewis Wells
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 141 (222,870)

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Tort Law, International Law, Civil Law, European Union, Harmonization

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A Litigation Oriented Approach to Teaching Federal Courts Law

University of Georgia Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-10
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Jul 2009
Michael Lewis Wells
University of Georgia School of Law
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legal education, federal courts

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Scott V. Harris and the Role of the Jury in Constitutional Litigation

UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-009
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Jul 2009
Michael Lewis Wells
University of Georgia School of Law
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constitutional torts, reasonableness of force, section 1983

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The Role of Fault in § 1983 Municipal Liability

South Carolina Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 Sep 2019
Michael Lewis Wells
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 58 (391,676)

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Section 1983, constitutional torts, liability, government, respondeat superior, employees, qualified immunity, Bill of Rights, municipalities, negligence, causation

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What Did the Supreme Court Hold in Heffernan v. City of Paterson?

51 Ga. L. Rev. Online 1 (2016)
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 16 Nov 2016
Michael Lewis Wells
University of Georgia School of Law
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First Amendment, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Free Speech, Equal Protection Clause, Public Employees, 42 U.S.C. § 1983

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Some Objections to Strict Liability for Constitutional Torts

Georgia Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 24 Jun 2020
Michael Lewis Wells
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 43 (445,787)

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constitutional law, torts, qualified immunity, police brutality, excessive force, local government Section 1983, George Floyd, civil rights, strict liability, police officers

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Wrongful Convictions, Constitutional Remedies, and Nelson v. Colorado

Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 19 Mar 2018
Michael Lewis Wells
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 38 (466,644)

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constitutional remedies, wrongful conviction, torts, Exoneration Act, Fourteenth Amendment, constitutional law, due process, common law property, antecedent state ground, liberty, property, restoration

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Qualified Immunity after Ziglar v. Abbasi: The Case for a Categorical Approach

American University Law Review, Vol. 68, 2018 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 17 Aug 2018
Michael Lewis Wells
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 35 (480,024)

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qualfited immunity, constitutional law, torts, damages, governmental officials, executive officers

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International Norms in Constitutional Law

Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 32, pp. 429-436, 2004
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Dec 2011
Michael Lewis Wells
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 35 (480,024)

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international law, international norms, supreme court