Brian Z. Tamanaha

Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law

Professor of Law

Campus Box 1120

St. Louis, MO 63130

United States

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Scholarly Papers (47)

1.

A Concise Guide to the Rule of Law

FLORENCE WORKSHOP ON THE RULE OF LAW, Neil Walker, Gianluigi Palombella, eds., Hart Publishing Company, 2007, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-0082
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Sep 2007
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Law

Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History, 2008 , St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0095
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 10 Jan 2008
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Understanding Legal Pluralism: Past to Present, Local to Global

Sydney Law Review, Vol. 29, 2007, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-0080
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 03 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2008
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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The Rule of Law for Everyone?

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Feb 2003
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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The Rule of Law for Everyone?

Current Legal Problems, 2002
Posted: 28 Feb 2003
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law

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The Dark Side of the Relationship between the Rule of Law and Liberalism

NYU Journal of Law and Liberty, Vol. 33, 2008, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0096
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 26 Jan 2008
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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The History and Elements of the Rule of Law

Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-02-07
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2013
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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rule of law, legality, government, justice

The History and Elements of the Rule of Law

Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, p. 232, December 2012
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 23 Apr 2013
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Understanding Legal Realism

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0133
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 30 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2008
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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The Failure of Crits and Leftist Law Professors to Defend Progressive Causes

Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 24, 2013, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-04-02
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 May 2013 Last Revised: 15 May 2013
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Legal Education, Law and Society, Critical Theory, Law and Humanities

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Law and Society

A COMPANION TO PHILOSOPHY OF LAW AND LEGAL THEORY, 2ND EDITION, Dennis Patterson, ed., Blackwell Publishers, 2009, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-0167
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2009
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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The Contemporary Relevance of Legal Positivism

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-0065, Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, Vol. 32, 2007
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 30 Jan 2007
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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The Perils of Pervasive Legal Instrumentalism

Montesquieu Lecture Series, Tilburg University, Vol. 1, 2005
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 18 May 2005
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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law and humanities, law and culture, law and history, legal theory

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The Primacy of Society and the Failure of Law and Development

Cornell International Law Journal, Forthcoming, Washington U. School of Law Working Paper No. 10-03-02
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 22 May 2009 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2010
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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The Third Pillar of Jurisprudence: Social Legal Theory

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 56, 2015, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-04-01
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2015
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Jurisprudence, legal philosophy, law and society, legal realism, legal development, legal history

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How an Instrumental View of Law Corrodes the Rule of Law

DePaul Law Review, Vol. 56, 2007, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-0061
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 Dec 2006
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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The Bogus Tale About the Legal Formalists

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0130
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 23 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2008
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Socio-Legal Positivism and a General Jurisprudence

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 01 Nov 2000
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Socio-Legal Positivism and a General Jurisprudence

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 1-32, 2001
Posted: 29 May 2001
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law

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The Realism of the 'Formalist' Age

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-0073
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 08 May 2007
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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The Realism of Judges Past and Present

Cleveland State Law Review, Vol. 56, 2008, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-0085
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2009
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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What is 'General' Jurisprudence? A Critique of Universalistic Claims by Philosophical Concepts of Law

Transnational Legal Theory, Forthcoming , Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-03-02
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Mar 2012
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Jurisprudence, legal theory, philosophical concepts of law, universalism, essentialism, sociological approaches to law

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Revitalizing Legal Positivism: The Shari'a and the Contemporary Relevance of the Separation Thesis

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-006
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 30 Dec 2004
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Legal positivism, natural law

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The Rule of Law and Legal Pluralism in Development

LEGAL PLURALISM AND DEVELOPMENT: SCHOLARS AND PRACTITIONERS IN DIALOGUE, Caroline Sage, Michael Woolcock, Brian Z. Tamanaha, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2012, Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, Vol. 3, p. 1, 2011, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-07-01
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2011
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Legal Pluralism, Rule of Law, Development, Law and Society

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The Distorting Slant of Quantitative Studies of Judging

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 50, 2009, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0159
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 04 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2008
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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What Is Law?

Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-01-01
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 09 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2016
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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jurisprudence, philosophy of law, law and society, legal anthropology, legal sociology, legal history, and comparative law

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A Holistic Vision of the Socio-Legal Terrain

Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems, 2008
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Aug 2008
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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A Socio-Legal Methodology for the Internal/External Distinction: Jurisprudential Implications

Fordham Law Journal, Vol. 75, 2006, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-0060
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 01 Dec 2006
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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On the Instrumental View of Law in American Legal Culture

ON PHILOSOPHY IN AMERICAN LAW, Cambridge University Press, Francis J. Mootz III, ed., 2009 , St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0143
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 17 Aug 2008
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Devising Rule of Law Baselines: The Next Step in Quantitative Studies of Judging

Duke Law Journal, On-line version, Washington U. School of Law Working Paper No. 10-02-02
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2010
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Insights About the Nature of Law from History

Kobe Memorial Lecture, 2014, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-05-08
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 25 May 2014 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2014
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Jurisprudence, Legal Philosophy, Law and Society, Law and History, Legal Sociology, Law and the Social Sciences, Law and the Humanities, Comparative Law

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A Vision of Social-Legal Change: Rescuing Ehrlich from ‘Living Law’

Law and Social Inquiry, 2011, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-10-05
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Oct 2010
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Ehrlich, legal realism, Pound, Llewellyn, living law, legal pluralism, concept of law, Gierke, Tonnies, historical jurisprudence

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The Problems with Income Based Repayment, and the Charge of Elitism: Responses to Schrag and Chambliss

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Forthcoming, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-06-01
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 Jun 2013
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Legal Education, Law and Humanities, Law and Society, Legal Profession

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Legal Positivism

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition (Elsevier Science 2014), Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-10-02
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 31 Oct 2014
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Legal positivism, the nature of law, legal theory, law and the social sciences

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Are We Safer from Terrorism? No - But We Can Be

Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2010, Washington U. School of Law Working Paper No. 10-01-01
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2010
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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The Several Meanings of 'Politics' in Judicial Politics Studies: Why 'Ideological Influence' is Not 'Partisanship'

Emory Law Journal, Forthcoming, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-05-02
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 May 2012
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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judicial politics, ideological influence, partisanship, judging, rule of law

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The Mounting Evidence Against the ‘Formalist Age’

Texas Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 1667, 2014, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-06-03
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Jun 2014
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Legal history, Jurisprudence, Courts, Judging, Law and the Social Sciences, Law and the Humanities

Necessary and Universal Truths About Law?

Ratio Juris, 2016, Forthcoming, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-06-02
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2016
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Legal Theory, Jurisprudence, Legal Philosophy, Law and Society

Necessary and Universal Truths About Law?

Ratio Juris, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 3-24, 2017
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Feb 2017
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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The Progressive Struggle with Courts: A Problematic Asymmetry

The Progressives’ Century, edited by Stephen Skowronek, Stephen Engel, and Bruce Ackerman (Yale University Press) (Forthcoming), Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-05-06,
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 May 2014
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Jurisprudence, Legal History, Law and Society, Law and Courts

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Legal Realism in Context

Elizabeth Mertz, editor, New Legal Realism, Volume 1 (Cambridge University Press, 2015 Forthcoming), Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-12-01
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 Dec 2014
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Legal history, Jurisprudence, law and the humanities, law and the social sciences

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The Politics of the Politics of Jurisprudence

Law, Society, and Community: Socio-Legal Essays in Honour of Roger Cotterrell, edited by David Schiff and Richard Nobles (Ashgate Publishing 2014), Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-10-03
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 31 Oct 2014
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Jurisprudence, critical theory, sociological jurisprudence, law and the social sciences, legal theory

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A Battle between Law and Society in Micronesia: An Example of Originalism Gone Awry

Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, Vol. 21, No. 295, 2012, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-05-28
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Jun 2012
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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law and society, legal institutions, norms, Micronesia

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Balanced Realism on Judging

Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 1243, 2010, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-05-29
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Jun 2012
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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formalism, realism, judging, legal history

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The Knowledge and Policy Limits of New Institutional Economics on Development

Journal of Economic Issues, 2015, Forthcoming, Washington University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series, No. 14-10-01
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 31 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2014
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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economic development, new institutional economics, old institutional economics, legal development, rule of law, legal theory

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A Bifurcated Theory of Law in Hybrid Societies

M. Koetter, et. Al., Non-state Justice Institutions and the Law. Decision-making at the interface of Tradition, Religion and the State, Forthcoming, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-05-05
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 May 2014
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Jurisprudence, Comparative Law, Law and Society, Legal Anthropology, Law and the Humanities

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How History Bears on Jurisprudence

Law in Theory and Jurisprudence, Maks Del Mar and Michael Lobban, eds. (Oxford: Hart Publishing 2016 Forthcoming), Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-09-01
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Sep 2016
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Legal philosophy, legal theory, jurisprudence, legal history, law and society

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A Theory of Law in the Age of Organizations

Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-07-03
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 13 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 21 Jan 2017
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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Legal Theory, Jurisprudence, Law and Society, Legislation, Administrative Law

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What Is International Law?

Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-07-01
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 02 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2017
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
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International Law, Legal Theory, Jurisprudence, Law and Society, Legal History, Law and Development

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A Non-Essentialist Version of Legal Pluralism

Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 27, No. 2, June 2000
Posted: 08 Jan 2001
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law

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Realistic Socio-Legal Theory: Pragmatism and a Social Theory of Law

(1997), Oxford University Press.
Posted: 29 Oct 1997
Brian Z. Tamanaha
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law

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