Frank Fagan

South Texas College of Law Houston

Associate Professor

1303 San Jacinto Street

Houston, TX 77002

United States

EDHEC Augmented Law Institute

Research Associate

Roubaix, 59057

France

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

32

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Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

The Collapse of FTX: Case, Materials, and Questions

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Feb 2023
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 998 (44,105)
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FTX, teaching materials, balance sheet, cryptocurrency, securities regulation, corporate finance

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Rules, Standards, and Judicial Discretion

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 1, pp. 1, 2019, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 704, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 876
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2020
Frank Fagan and Saul Levmore
South Texas College of Law Houston and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 687 (72,955)
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Systemic Social Media Regulation

Duke Law & Technology Review, Vol. 16, No. 1, p. 393, 2018
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 30 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2018
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 512 (105,451)
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social media regulation, §230, Communications Decency Act, Honest Ads Act

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Natural Language Processing for Lawyers and Judges

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 119, No. 6, p. 1399, 2021
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 09 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 18 May 2021
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 398 (141,930)

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Natural Language Processing, Law, Predictive Inference, Causal Inference, Lawyering, Judging

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The Un-Modeled World: Law and the Limits of Machine Learning

MIT Computational Law Report, Vol. 4 (Forthcoming 2022)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2022
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 394 (143,509)

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computational law, machine learning, Heidegger, Marcuse, Habermas, Valiant

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SPACs, PIPEs, and Common Investors

University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper 954
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 17 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2022
Saul Levmore and Frank Fagan
University of Chicago Law School and South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 393 (143,911)

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SPAC, PIPE, investor factfinding

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Big Data Legal Scholarship: Toward a Research Program and Practitioner's Guide

Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 1, 2016
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 14 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2016
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 393 (143,911)

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big data, computational linguistics, law, legal scholarship

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The End of Bargaining in the Digital Age

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 103, No. 6, p. 1469, 2018, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 820
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2021
Saul Levmore and Frank Fagan
University of Chicago Law School and South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 287 (201,875)

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Competing Algorithms for Law: Sentencing, Admissions, and Employment

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 2, p. 367, 2021
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 17 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2021
Saul Levmore and Frank Fagan
University of Chicago Law School and South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 285 (203,343)

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Artificial Inteligence, AI, Evidence, COMPAS, Algorithms, Recidivism, Adjudication, Statistics

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Semi-Confidential Settlements in Civil, Criminal, and Sexual Assault Cases

103 Cornell Law Review, 2017 Forthcoming, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 796, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 616
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 18 May 2021
Saul Levmore and Frank Fagan
University of Chicago Law School and South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 262 (221,416)
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settlement, translucency, sunshine-in-litigation acts, Title IX

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Legalbench: A Collaboratively Built Benchmark for Measuring Legal Reasoning in Large Language Models

2023 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, Datasets and Benchmarks Track, Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4583531
Number of pages: 143 Posted: 06 Dec 2023
Stanford University, Stanford Law School, Stanford Law School, Stanford University, University of Chicago - Law School, Maxime Tools, Stanford University - Department of Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, Georgetown University, Dartmouth College - Department of Mathematics, Stanford University, Maxime Tools, LawBeta, University of California, Santa Barbara, South Texas College of Law Houston, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law, St. Thomas University - School of Law, Harvard University, Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, Stanford University, Stanford University, University of Bern - Faculty of Science, Stanford University - CodeX - Center for Legal Informatics, University of Southern California, Georgetown University Law Center, Stanford Legal Design Lab, Stanford University - Stanford Codex Center, University of Virginia School of Law, Maxime Tools, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, University of Toronto, Princeton University - Center for Information Technology Policy, Centre for Refugee Studies, Refugee Law Lab & Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Harvard University, Casetext, California Western School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington, Harvard Law School, Independent and Stanford University
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legal practice, law and technology, large language models, artificial intelligence, empirical legal methods, machine learning

12.

Law and the Limits of Government: Temporary versus Permanent Legislation

F. Fagan, Law and the Limits of Government: Temporary versus Permanent Legislation, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 10 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2016
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 224 (257,981)

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temporary legislation, timing rules, temporary taxation, statutory obsolesence

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From Policy Confusion to Doctrinal Clarity: Successor Liability from the Prospective of Big Data

Virginia Law & Business Review, Vol. 9, No. 3, p. 391, 2015
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 30 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2019
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 213 (270,439)
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Optimal Social Media Content Moderation and Platform Immunities

European Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 50, No. 3, p. 437, 2020
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 May 2020 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2021
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 181 (313,348)
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Social Media, Fake News, First Amendment, Section 230, Communications Decency Act

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Reducing Ethical Misconduct of Attorneys with Mandatory Ethics Training: A Dynamic Panel Approach

Review of Law & Economics, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2019
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 May 2019 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2019
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 151 (366,090)

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professional responsibility, MPRE, MCLE, ethics training, GMM, panel data

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Legislative Sunrises: Transitions, Veiled Commitments, and Carbon Taxes

The Timing of Lawmaking, Frank Fagan and Saul Levmore (eds.) Edward Elgar Ltd., 2017
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 May 2016 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2017
Frank Fagan and Saul Levmore
South Texas College of Law Houston and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 136 (397,898)
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timing rules, sunrises, transitions, carbon taxes

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Sunsets and Federal Lawmaking: Evidence from the 110th Congress

International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 41, p. 1, March 2015
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 20 May 2015
Frank Fagan and Firat Bilgel
South Texas College of Law Houston and MEF University Department of Economics
Downloads 135 (400,185)
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Timing rules, sunset legislation, passage probability, instrumental variables, bivariate probit

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Waiving Good Faith: A Natural Language Processing Approach

New York University Journal of Law and Business, Vol. 16, No. 3, p. 633, 2020
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 03 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2020
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 115 (452,113)

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Contract, Good Faith, Waiver, Excluder Thesis, Recapture Thesis

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After the Sunset: The Residual Effect of Temporary Legislation

European Journal of Law and Economics Vol. 36, No. 1, p. 209, 2013
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 10 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2019
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 114 (455,055)

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timing rules, temporary legislation, sunset clauses, statutory obsolescence

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Political Paralysis and Timing Rules

New York University Law Review Online, Vol. 91, p. 43, 2016
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 04 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2016
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 111 (464,191)

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timing rules, stabilization rules, sunrises, climate change, balanced budgets, representation clauses, Article V

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A View of How Language Models Will Transform Law

Tennessee Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 15 Apr 2024
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 109 (470,403)
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large language models, generative artificial intelligence, legal profession, consolidation

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The Role of Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and Scholars in the Normative Evaluation of Timing Rules

University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, Vol. 160, No. 61, 2011
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 10 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2016
Frank Fagan and Michael G. Faure
South Texas College of Law Houston and University of Maastricht - Faculty of Law, Metro
Downloads 106 (479,942)
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temporary legislation, sunset clauses, timing rules

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Law's Computational Paradox

Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 26, No. 4, p. 1, 2022
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 30 Dec 2022 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2023
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 104 (486,520)

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artificial intelligence, lawmaking, rights allocation, lawyering

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The Fiscal Cliff as Reelection Strategy: Rethinking the Temporary Taxation Debate

West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 116, No. 3, p. 783, 2014
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2014
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 94 (520,571)

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temporary taxation, timing rule, sunset clause, budget window

25.

Legal Cycles and Stabilization Rules

The Timing of Lawmaking, Frank Fagan & Saul Levmore (eds.) Edward Elgar Ltd., 2017
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 04 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2018
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 76 (592,031)

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legal cycles, timing rules, sunset clauses, stabilization rules

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Standardized Data Collection: Legal Requirements, Guidelines, or Competition?

GNLU Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 2, p. 69, 2019
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 07 May 2019 Last Revised: 26 Dec 2019
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
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Renovating the Efficiency of Common Law Hypothesis

The Timing of Lawmaking, Frank Fagan & Saul Levmore (eds.) Edward Elgar Ltd., 2017
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 29 Nov 2018
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 61 (664,936)

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efficiency of common law hypothesis, economic loss rule, tort misalignments, Baconian judges

28.

Lending in China

Research in Law and Economics, Vol. 30 p. 189, 2022
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 10 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2022
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 57 (686,786)

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China, banking, non-performing loan, asset management company, shadow-banking, predictive lending

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Common Law Efficiency When Joinder and Class Actions Fail as Aggregation Devices

European Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 47, No. 1, p. 1, 2019
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2019
Frank Fagan and Urmee Khan
South Texas College of Law Houston and Department of Economics, University of California, Riverside
Downloads 51 (722,281)

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Efficient Common Law Hypothesis, Joinder, Class Actions, Baconian Judges

30.

Moral and Evidentiary Statutes of Limitations

Research Handbook on Law and Time, F. Fagan & S. Levmore (eds.), Edward Elgar Ltd. (2024, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 Oct 2023
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 50 (728,625)
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statutes of limitations, optimal length, exceptions, #MeToo

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Two-Sided Social Media and Bad Faith Political Speech

Research in Law and Economics, Vol. 29, p. 127, 2021
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 06 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 18 May 2021
Frank Fagan
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 48 (741,402)

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First Amendment, social media, two-sided content, 52 U.S.C. § 30121

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When More Isn’t Always Better: The Ambiguity of Fully Transparent Judicial Action and Unrestricted Publication Rules

International Review of Law and Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Jul 2023
Florian Baumann and Frank Fagan
University of Bonn and South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 44 (768,205)

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candor, unsigned, opinion, televised, proceeding