Michael Conklin

Angelo State University

2601 W. Avenue N

San Angelo, TX 76909

United States

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Scholarly Papers (82)

1.

The Curious Case of Howard Law School’s Peer Ranking

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 24 Nov 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Howard University, Howard Law School, Historically Black Colleges, Law School Rankings, Peer Ranking, U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings

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Please Allow Myself to Pardon . . . Myself: The Constitutionality of a Presidential Self-Pardon

University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Vol. 97, 2020
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 May 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Pardon Power, Presidential Pardon, Self-Pardon, Presidential Self-Pardon, Can a President Pardon Himself, Trump

3.

Online Law Journals as Legal Scholarship: A Survey of Faculty Perceptions

Michael Conklin, Online Law Journals as Legal Scholarship: A Survey of Faculty Perceptions, ___ JURIMETRICS ___ (2020, Forthcoming).
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 31 May 2020 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 332 (104,359)

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Online law journals, Legal scholarship, Tenure and promotion, Durham statement, Law journal blogs, Academia, Legal academia, Value of legal scholarship, Law journal rankings, law journal publishing,

4.

There’s No Lawsuits in Baseball: Houston Astros’ Liability for Sign Stealing

There’s No Lawsuits in Baseball: Houston Astros’ Liability for Sign Stealing, ___ MISS. SPORTS L. REV. ___ (2020, Forthcoming).
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 211 (165,509)

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Michael Bolsinger, Astros lawsuit, MLB, Boston Redsox, DraftKings, causation

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'The Most Demanding Test Known to Constitutional Law': Do Coronavirus Bans on Church Services Satisfy Religious Freedom Restoration Act Requirements?

Washburn Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 199 (174,984)

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, RFRA, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, First Amendment, Stay at Home Order, Freedom of Religion

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Coronavirus 'Cures' and the Courts

William & Mary Business Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 30 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 27 May 2020
Chad G. Marzen and Michael Conklin
Florida State University and Angelo State University
Downloads 199 (174,984)

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Running up Against the Civil Rights Act: Does Joe Biden’s Promise of a Female Running Mate Violate Title VII?

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 177 (194,338)

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Title VII, Employment law, Employment discrimination, Darden, Labor Law, Gender discrimination, BFOQ, Worker classification,

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Coronavirus and Mass Incarceration: Why Inmates are Safer in Prison

Number of pages: 1 Posted: 28 May 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 150 (223,476)

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, Early release, Prison reform, Racial disparity, Criminal justice reform, Mass incarceration, Release from prison

9.

Political Ideology and Law School Rankings: Measuring the Conservative Penalty and Liberal Bonus

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 Aug 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Gender Bias, Law Journal, Law Review, Blind Review, Gender Disparities, Gender Discrimination, Law School, Journal Discrimination

10.

Wrestling with Employment Classifications: Are WWE Wrestlers Independent Contractors?

Wrestling with Employment Classifications: Are WWE Wrestlers Independent Contractors? 70 LABOR L.J. 165 (2019).
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 05 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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worker classification, independent contractor, employee, labor law, WWE, professional wrestling, UFC working conditions, employee benefits, employment law labor union,

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Does Voter Fraud Pay? Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s $1 Million Voter Fraud Offer

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 30 Dec 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 136 (254,915)

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Election Law, Contract Law, Rewards, Offer, Acceptance, Campaign Finance, Dan Patrick, Election Fraud, Substantial Performance

12.

The Overlooked Benefits of 'Hate Speech': Not Just the Lesser of Two Evils

The Overlooked Benefits of Hate Speech: Not Just the Lesser of Two Evils, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 130 (251,944)

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First Amendment, Free Speech, Hate Speech, Censorship, Viewpoint Discrimination, College Free Speech, Campus Free Speech, Speech Codes, Milo Yiannopoulos, Megan Phelps Roper, Westboro Baptist Church

13.

#MeToo Effects on Juror Decision Making

#MeToo Effects on Juror Decision Making, 11 CAL. L. REV. ONLINE 179, 2020
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 126 (256,421)

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#MeToo, MeToo Movement Effects, Sexual Assault, Harvey Weinstein, Conviction Rates, Duke Lacrosse Sexual Harassment, Unintended Consequences, Gender Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Public Support

14.

Effective Death Penalty Abolitionist Rhetoric: A Quantitative Analysis of What Works

Michael Conklin, Effective Death Penalty Abolitionist Rhetoric: A Quantitative Analysis of What Works, ___ LINCOLN MEMORIAL L. REV. ___ (2020 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 116 (272,515)

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Capital punishment, Death penalty, Eighth Amendment, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Race, Innocence project, Cost,

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Victim or Complaining Witness: The Difference Between Guilty and Not Guilty

San Diego Law Review, 2020
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 106 (290,405)

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Victim, Complaining witness, Trial advocacy, Juror decision making, Jury selection, Voir dire, Prejudicial, People v. Williams, Bradham v. State, Barger v. State, State v. Brightman, State v. Warholic, Talkington v. State,

16.

Can You Truly Be Happy in Law School?

Can You Truly Be Happy in Law School? An Analysis of Law School Advice, 53 U. RICH. L. REV. ONLINE 63 (2019).
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 17 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 104 (294,152)

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Socratic method, Legal education, Law school pedagogy, Legal pedagogy, How to be sort of happy in law school

17.

Are Black Crime Statistics Inflated? Age-Adjusted Rates Paint a More Accurate Picture

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 11 Sep 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Race, discrimination, crime statistics, Police, Racial profiling, Defunding police, Murder rate, Police brutality, Crime rate, Media coverage,

18.

How do You Plead, and Why? How Attorney Experience and Defendant Background Affect Plea Bargaining

How Do You Plead and Why? How Attorney Experience and Defendant Background Affect Plea Bargaining, ___ OHIO ST. J. CRIM. L. ___ (2020 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Plea bargain, Alford plea, Criminal justice reform, Mass incarceration, Trial penalty, Race Innocence effect, False confessions,

19.

Factors Affecting Punitive Damage Awards

Michael Conklin, Factors Affecting Punitive Damage Awards, ___ FLA. COASTAL L. REV. ___ (2020 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 95 (312,064)

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punitive damages, civil juries, out of state defendant, BMW v. Gore, 9:1 ratio, Exxon v. Baker, objective request, in-state defendant

20.

Learning from Law Professors: An Analysis of What the Best Law Teachers Do

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 81 (344,485)

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law school teaching, legal teaching pedagogy, Socratic method, What the Best Law Teachers Do, What the Best College Teachers Do

21.

The Reasonable Robot Standard: Bringing Artificial Intelligence Law into the 21st Century

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 01 Oct 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Law, Legislation, Criminal Law, Products Liability, Tort Law, AI Ryan Abbott, the Reasonable Robot

22.

Good for Thee, but Not for Me: How Bisexuals are Overlooked in Title VII Sexual Orientation Arguments

Good for Thee, but Not for Me: How Bisexuals Are Overlooked in Title VII Sexual Orientation Arguments, ___ U. MIAMI RACE & SOC. JUST. L. REV. ___ (2020 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Title VII, Bisexual, LGBTQ, Bisexual erasure, Bostock, Sexual orientation discrimination, bisexual double discrimination, Harris Funeral Homes, Zarda, Associational discrimination, Price Waterhouse gender stereotyping, Because of sex, Windsor

23.

Botched Statistics on Botched Executions: Refuting Austin Sarat’s Claims

Michael Conklin, Botching Statistics on Botched Executions: Refuting Austin Sarat’s Claims, ___ CUMB. L. REV. ONLINE ___ (2020 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 68 (380,045)

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Austin Sarat, Gruesome Spectacles, Death penalty, Capital punishment, Eighth amendment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Lethal injection, Firing squad

24.

Yes, Self-Pardons Are Constitutional, Even for Donald Trump

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 18 Sep 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Pardon power, Pardon clause, self-pardon, presidential self-pardon, Mordacq, Donald Trump, Can a president pardon himself?

25.

The Road Less Traveled: Abolishing the Death Penalty on Substantive Due Process, Fundamental Right to Life Grounds

The Road Less Traveled: Abolishing the Death Penalty on Substantive Due Process, Fundamental Right to Life Grounds, Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal Online, Jan. 16, 2020
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 27 May 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 66 (386,123)

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Death Penalty, Capital Punishment, Substantive Due Process, Fundamental Right to Life, Dignity, Abortion Rights

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The Longer They Are, the More Citations They Receive: How Impact Factor Punishes Concise Scholarship

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 Nov 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Impact Factor, Legal Scholarship, Law School Rankings, Law Journal Rankings, U.S. News & World Report, Washington & Lee Law Journal Rankings

27.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct? The NFL's Response to the Kneeling Controversy

Michael Conklin & Christine Noel, Unsportsmanlike Conduct? The NFL’s Response to the Kneeling Controversy, 12 J. ETHICAL & LEGAL ISSUES (2019).
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 62 (398,694)

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NFL, Kneeling, National Anthem, Business Ethics, Public relations, Labor Law, Employee rights, NBA, Colin Kaepernick,

28.

The Truth Can Be Deceiving: How Criminal Justice Headlines Are Misinterpreted

The Truth Can Be Deceiving: How Criminal Justice Headlines Are Misinterpreted, NE. U. EXTRA LEGAL (Mar. 21, 2020).
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 22 May 2020 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Media law, Journalism law, Newspaper headlines, Criminal justice media coverage, Freedom of the press, misleading headlines

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The Big Problem with the Small Penis Rule: Why It Does Not Limit Defamation Liability

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Dec 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Reasonable Doubt Ratcheting: How Jurors Adjust the Standard of Proof to Reach a Desired Result

Reasonable Doubt Ratcheting: How Jurors Adjust the Standard of Proof to Reach a Desired Result, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Burden of Proof, Reasonable Doubt, Juror Decision Making, Jury Selection, Voir Dire, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Sympathetic Plaintiff, Juror Gender, Juror Political Affiliation

Faculty Perceptions of Online Law Journals

Michael Conklin, Faculty Perceptions of Online Law Journals, ___ Midwest L. J. ___ (Forthcoming 2020).
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 32 (532,612)

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Legal scholarship, Online journals, Online law reviews, Ranking online law journals, Online publications

Faculty Perceptions of Online Law Journals

Michael Conklin, Faculty Perceptions of Online Law Journals, 30 MIDWEST L.J. 4 (2020).
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Dec 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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legal scholarship, ALSB, publishing in law journals, online law journals, specialty journals, law journal supplements

32.

Can a President Pardon Himself? Law School Faculty Consensus

Can a President Pardon Himself? Law School Faculty Consensus, NE. U. EXTRA LEGAL (2019).
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Self-pardons, Presidential pardons, Presidential self-pardon, Presidential powers, Self-dealing, Donald Trump

33.

The Effectiveness of Bayesian Jury Instructions in Mitigating the Defense Attorney's Fallacy

Michael Conklin, The Effectiveness of Bayesian Jury Instructions in Mitigating the Defense Attorney’s Fallacy, 9 HOUS. L. REV.: OFF REC. 73 (2019).
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Jury instructions, defense attorney's fallacy, prosecutor's fallacy, jury selection, voir dire, bayesian jury instruction

34.

Two Classifications Enter, One Classification Leaves: Are UFC Fighters Employees or Independent Contractors?

Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2020
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Employee classification, Employment law, Labor law, UFC, Ultimate Fighting Championship, NLRB, Employee, Independent contractor

35.

In Defense of Plea Bargaining: Answering Critics' Objections

In Defense of Plea Bargaining: Answering Critics’ Objections, ___ W. ST. U. L. REV. ___ (2020 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Plea bargaining, Alford plea, Criminal justice reform, mass incarceration, False pleas, Bordenkircher v. Hayes Alaska, Trial penalty,

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No, the Firing Squad is Not Better Than Lethal Injection: A Response to Stephanie Moran’s A Modest Proposal

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Lethal injection, Firing squad, A Modest Proposal, Eighth Amendment, Botched executions, Cruel and unusual punishment, Death penalty, Capital punishment, Abolition

37.

The Alford Plea Turns Fifty: Why It Deserves Another Fifty Years

The Alford Plea Turns Fifty: Why It Deserves Another Fifty Years, ___ CREIGHTON L. REV. ___ (2020, Forthcoming).
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 16 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Plea bargaining, Alford plea, Nolo contendere plea, Guilty pleas, False please, North Carolina v. Alford, Criminal justice reform, Innocence, Benefits of Alford pleas, False confessions

38.

Double-Blind Review as a Solution to Gender Inequality in Legal Scholarship

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Aug 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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How Sensory Processing Sensitivity Affects Juror Decision Making

Michael Conklin, How Sensory Processing Sensitivity Affects Juror Decision-Making, 97:2 DETROIT MERCY L. REV. ONLINE 1 (2020).
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
Downloads 48 (448,151)

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sensory processing sensitivity, jury selection, juror decision making, voir dire, trial psychology

40.

Andrew Koppelman's Proposal: A Lose-Lose Solution for Religious Liberty and Gay Rights

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Sep 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Masterpiece Cakeshop, Gay Rights v. Religious Liberty, RFRA, Gay Rights, Anti-Discrimination Laws, LGBTQ Rights, Same-Sex Weddings, Gay Marriage

41.

The Enigma of Clarence Thomas: A Critical Analysis

Michael Conklin, The Enigma of Clarence Thomas: A Critical Analysis, ___ ELON L. REV. ___ (2020 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Clarence Thomas, Corey Robin, Anita Hill, Affirmative action, Critical race theory, Racism, Originalism, Textualism

42.

Abandon Hope of Objective Constitutional Interpretation All Ye Who Enter Here: Chemerinsky's Expansive New View of Constitutional Interpretation

Abandon Hope of Objective Constitutional Interpretation All Ye Who Enter Here: Chemerinsky's Expansive New View of Constitutional Interpretation, 10 Hous. L. Rev.: Off Rec. 1 (2019).
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 17 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Erwin Chemerinsky, Original intent, Originalism, minimal entitlements, Strict construction, Living Constitution, Textualism, Constitutionality of electoral college, Preamble, We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century, Constitutional interpretation,

43.

Rethinking Jury Diversity: A Response to Juan R. Sánchez’s A Plan of Our Own

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Juan Sanchez, Jury diversity, racism, jury selection, Batson challenge, voir dire, jury bias, verdicts

44.

Litigation as U.S. History: A Review of Litigation Nation

Michael Conklin, Litigation as U.S. History: A Review of Litigation Nation, ___ ATLANTIC L.J. ___ (2020 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Peter Charles Hoffer, Legal History, Legal Education, Defamation

45.

Hate Speech: An Analysis of Free Speech Advocacy

Hate Speech: An Analysis of Free-Speech Advocacy, 8 ARK. J. SOC. CHANGE & PUB. SERV. 1 (Sept. 16, 2019).
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 01 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Free Speech, Hate Speech, Rhetoric, Censorship, Nadine Strossen, Hate: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech Not Censorship, Free Speech on Campus, Speech Codes, Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces

46.

Flawed Logic for Death Penalty Abolition: An Analysis of Unrequited Innocence in U.S. Capital Cases

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 13 Jul 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Eighth Amendment, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Witherspoon v. Illinois, Race, Innocence Project, Death-Qualified Juries

47.

No Quick Fix: An Analysis of the Challenges Law Schools Face

Michael Conklin, No Quick Fix: An Analysis of the Challenges Law Schools Face, ___ J.L. BUS. & ETHICS ___ (2020 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Legal Education, Law School, Fixing Law Schools, Benjamin Barton, Law School Rankings, Trump Bump, InfiLaw, American Bar Association,

48.

John Roberts: Shedding Light on a Secretive Man

John Roberts: Shedding Light on a Secretive Man, Ne. U. L. Rev. F. (September 5, 2019).
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 17 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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John Roberts, The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts, Biography, Joan Biskupic, Supreme Court history

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Innocent or Inconclusive? Analyzing Abolitionists’ Claims About the Death Penalty

Innocent or Inconclusive: Analyzing Abolitionists’ Claims About the Death Penalty, NEB. L. REV.: BULL. (September 4, 2018).
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Death penalty, False confessions, Falsely convicted, Actual innocence, Michael Radelet, Brandon L. Garrett, Lee Kovarsky, Ernest Dobbert, Cameron Todd Willingham, Factual innocence, Kansas v. Marsh, Criminal justice reform, Execute innocent person,

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'Officer-Involved Shootings': How the Exonerative Tense of Media Accounts Distorts Reality

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 24 Nov 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Race, Crime reporting, Criminal Justice, Media reporting, Passive Tense, Black Lives Matter, Officer-Involved Shooting, Police Violence, Police Shooting

51.

Was the 'Trump Bump' a One-Time Phenomenon for Charities?

Was the ‘Trump Bump’ a One-Time Phenomenon for Charities, 32 CHRON. PHILANTHROPY 50 (NOV. 5, 2019).
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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fundraising, nonprofit planning, rage donating, emotional appeals, guilt appeals, How elections affect nonprofit giving, Trump bump in donating,

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Charged Advocacy: A Critical Review of Emily Bazelon’s Charged

Charged Advocacy: A Critical Review of Emily Bazelon’s Charged, 29 KAN. J.L. & PUB. POL’Y ONLINE 13 (2020).
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 22 May 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Emily Bazelon, Criminal justice reform, Charged, innocent, wrongfully convicted, race criminal justice, Mass incarceration, Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration

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The Extremes of Rap on Trial: An Analysis of the Movement to Ban Rap Lyrics as Evidence

The Extremes of Rap on Trial: An Analysis of the Movement to Ban Rap Lyrics as Evidence, 95 INDIANA L.J. THE SUPPLEMENT 1 (2020).
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 May 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Rap on Trial, Erik Nielson, Andrea L. Dennis, Rap lyrics, Song lyrics, Trial evidence, Evidence nullification, Jury nullification, Jamal Knox, Rap music discrimination, Ice-T Cop Killer, Who's Afraid of Rap, Elonis v. United States, rap shield, rap lyrics as evidence

54.

Disappearing Act: Are Free Speech Rights Decreasing?

Michael Conklin, Disappearing Act: Are Free Speech Rights Decreasing?, ___ ST. MARY'S L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2020).
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Free speech, First Amendment, Krotoszynski, Disappearing, Academic freedom, private censorship, Williams v. Wallace, Campus free speech, Public forum doctrine,

55.

Did Your CEO Accidentally Offer to Sell a $30 Million Harrier Jet?

Michael Conklin, Did Your CEO Accidentally Offer to Sell a $30 Million Harrier Jet?, 21 J. BUS. CASES & APPLICATIONS (2018).
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Pepsi commercial, Advertisements, Advertising liability, Marketing Law, Leonard v. Pepsico, Harrier Jet, Pepsi points, Contracts, Offer Acceptance

56.

When 'Literally' Literally Means 'Figuratively': One America News Network v. Rachel Maddow

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Rachel Maddow, OAN, Defamation, Literally, Anti-SLAPP, Milkovich, Kneivel v. ESPN, CACI Premier Technology,

57.

Setting the Record Straight on the Death Penalty: A Critical Review of American Roulette

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 28 Aug 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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death penalty, capital punishment, American Roulette, Death-qualified juries, race, victim impact testimony, future dangerousness

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An Uphill Battle for Reparationists: A Quantitative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Slavery Reparations Rhetoric

Columbia Journal of Race and Law, Vol. 10, 2020
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 22 May 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Reparations, Slavery, Rhetoric, Polling, Public opinion, Marcus Garvey, James Foreman, Legislation, Lawsuit

59.

Student Gender Bias in College Class Selection

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin and Andrew Tiger
Angelo State University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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gender bias, sexism, college instructors, professors, college enrollment, Same gender preference, Syllabus, Student evaluations,

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An Uphill Battle for Free Speech Advocates: A Quantitative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Free Speech Rhetoric

Michael Conklin, An Uphill Battle for Free Speech Advocates: A Quantitative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Free Speech Rhetoric, 45 J. of Legal Profession ___ (2020 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Free speech, First Amendment, Campus Free Speech, Hate Speech, Censhorship,

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A Stretch Too Far: Flaws in Comparing Slavery and the Death Penalty

A Stretch Too Far: Flaws in Comparing Slavery and the Death Penalty, DENVER L. REV. FORUM, 2019
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 01 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Slavery, Abolition, Bharat Malkani, Eighth Amendment Slavery and the Death Penalty, Willie Horton, Life Without Parole, Cruel and Unusual Punishment

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Racial Preferences in COVID-19 Vaccination: Legal and Practical Implications

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Jan 2021
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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coronavirus, COVID-19, equal protection, disparate impact, racial classifications, affirmative action, inequality, health care

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Combating Arbitrary Jurisprudence by Addressing Anchoring Bias

Combating Arbitrary Jurisprudence by Addressing Anchoring Bias, 97 WASH. U. L. REV. ONLINE 1 (2019).
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 01 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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cognitive bias, anchoring bias, anchoring effect, jury decision making, irrelevant anchors, considering the opposite

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It’s Not What It Looks Like: How Claims of Self-Publishing Bias in Legal Scholarship Are Exaggerated

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 May 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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legal scholarship, self-publishing bias, letterhead bias, law journal submissions

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The Effects of Race and Gender on Attorney Selection

The Effects of Race and Gender on Attorney Selection, 20 RUTGERS RACE & L. REV. 1 (2018).
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Racism, Sexism, Stereotypes, Gender Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Female Attorneys, Black Attorneys, African American Attorneys, Minority Attorneys

66.

No Safe Spaces: A Distorted Image of a Clear Problem

No Safe Spaces: A Distorted Image of a Clear Problem, 2019 PEPP. L. REV. 80 (2020).
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 16 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Adam Carolla, Dennis Prager, No Safe Spaces, Campus free speech, Censorship, Evergreen college, Viewpoint discrimination

67.

Examining Death Penalty Ballot Measures: A Review of Austin Sarat’s The Death Penalty on the Ballot

Examining Death Penalty Ballot Measures: A Review of Austin Sarat’s The Death Penalty on the Ballot, ___ SEATTLE J. SOC. JUST. ___ (2020, Forthcoming).
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Capital punishment, Austin Sarat, Death Penalty, Abolition, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Botched execution, Ballot initiative, Race, Eighth Amendment, Executing innocent

68.

Putting it in Neutral: How the Sequence, Severity, and Sincerity of Information Presentation Affects Student Opinions

Putting It in Neutral: How the Sequence, Severity, and Sincerity of Information Presentation Affect Student Opinions, N. E. J. OF LEGAL STUD., Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 Dec 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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teaching pedagogy, cognitive bias, bias in higher education, anchoring, serial-position effect, political bias, class activity

69.

The Long Shortlist: Women Considered for the Supreme Court

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 13 Aug 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Shortlisted, RBG, Florence Allen, Gender discrimination, Supreme Court, Harriet Miers, Burnita Matthews, Pamela Rymer, Susie Sharp, Mildred Lillie

70.

Painting a Deceptive Portrait: A Critical Review of Deadly Justice

Painting a Deceptive Portrait: A Critical Review of Deadly Justice, 22 NEW CRIM. L. REV. 223 (2019).
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 15 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Death penalty, Capital punishment,Deadly Justice: A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty, Criminal justice reform, Witherspoon v. Illinois, Public opinion, Furman v. Georgia, Racial disparities, Cruel and unusual punishment, Death-qualified juries, Eighth Amendment, Jury selection, Voir dire

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Walking on a Wire: The Delicate Balance of Free Speech on College Campuses

Walking on a Wire: The Delicate Balance of Free Speech on College Campuses, 9 HOUS. L. REV.: OFF REC. 35 (September 18, 2018).
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Free speech, First amendment, Speech codes, Safe spaces, Free Speech on College Campus, Erwin Chemerinsky, Howard Gillman, Censorship, Hate speech, Milo Yiannopoulos, University of Oklahoma racist chant, CLS v. Martinez, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, Student organization free speech,

72.

Dershowitz on Presidential Impeachment: An Analysis of The Case Against Impeaching Trump

Dershowitz on Presidential Impeachment: An Analysis of the Case Against Impeaching Trump, 10 CONLAWNOW 501 (2018).
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 12 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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High Crimes and Misdemeanors, Corrupt Motive, Alan Dershowitz, Impeachment, Donald Trump, President Trump

73.

The Silent Justice Speaks: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

Michael Conklin, The Silent Justice Speaks: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, ___ GA. L. REV. ONLINE ___ (2020 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Clarence Thomas, Created Equal, Anita Hill, Documentary, Supreme Court

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Negligent Admissions: Was it Unethical to Recruit Marcus Johnson?

Michael Conklin, Negligent Admissions: Was It Unethical to Recruit Marcus Johnson?, 4 J. CASE RES. & INQUIRY 12 (2018).
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Ross v. Creighton, College Athletics, Kevin Ross, NCAA violations, Ethics, Race, College Recruitment,

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How Coloradans View Attorneys

How Coloradans View Attorneys, 47 COLO. LAW. 14 (2018).
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Perceptions of attorneys, Public opinion of defense attorneys, Attorney win loss record, Trial success rate, CSI effect, Public opinion of prosecutors, Public opinion of public defenders, Choosing attorney

76.

A Second Bite at the Apple: What Obergefell v. Hodges Should Have Said

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 30 Dec 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Obergefell, Jack Balkin, LGBTQ, same sex marriage, gay rights, marriage equality, equal protection, gender discrimination

77.

Supreme Court Coverage: Using Kelo and Citizens United to Measure Media Bias

Supreme Court Coverage: Using Kelo and Citizens United to Measure Media Bias (with Louis S. Nadelson), NEB. L. REV.: BULL. (June 27, 2018).
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Media Bias, Media Salience, Supreme Court, New York Times Bias, Fox News Bias, Supreme Court Media Coverage, Public Opinion Affects Supreme Court Decisions

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Precise Punishment: Why Precise Punitive Damage Requests Result in Higher Awards than Round Requests

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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punitive damages, precise request, precise offer, cognitive anchoring, tort reform, jury decision making, Tversky Kahneman, anchoring, negotiation

79.

The Icing on the Cake: How Background Factors Affect Law Faculties’ Predictions in Masterpiece Cakeshop

The Icing on the Cake: How Background Factors Affect Law Faculties’ Predications in Masterpiece Cakeshop, 9 CONLAWNOW 227, 2018
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 01 Jun 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Masterpiece Cakeshop, Faculty Diversity, Bias, Supreme Court Predictions, Predictive Markets

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Capitol Offense: Is Donald Trump Guilty of Inciting a Riot at the Capitol?

Number of pages: 15
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Incitement, Trump, Capitol, Riot, Insurrection, Mob, Free Speech, Political Speech, Brandenburg

81.

Breaking the Stalemate on Supreme Court Term Limits with Delayed Implementation Legislation

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 30 Dec 2020
Michael Conklin
Angelo State University
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Term Limits, Supreme Court, Bipartisan, Legislation, Constitutionality, Justices, Supreme Court term limits

82.

Group Projects in Higher Education: How Demographic Factors Affect Student Perceptions of Grading, Leadership Roles, Assessment, and Applicability

Michael Conklin, Marty Ludlum, & Andrew Tiger, Group Projects in Higher Education: How Demographic Factors Affect Student Perceptions of Grading, Leadership Roles, Assessment, and Applicability, 21 J. of Higher Educ. Theory & Pract. (2021,Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 Dec 2020
marty ludlum, Michael Conklin and Andrew Tiger
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Angelo State University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Groupwork, Group projects, Pedagogy, Higher Education, Student Perceptions, Assessments, Learning Outcomes, Gender differences, Racial differences