Fredrick E. Vars

University of Alabama - School of Law

P.O. Box 870382

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

United States

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

To Insure Prejudice: Racial Disparities in Taxicab Tipping

Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 50, Yale Law Journal, Vol. 114, p. 1613, 2005, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 276
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 01 May 2003 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2011
Ian Ayres, Fredrick E. Vars and Nasser Zakariya
Yale University - Yale Law School, University of Alabama - School of Law and Harvard University
Downloads 979 (42,471)
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Murder and Money: The Dark Side of Taylor Swift

72 Duke Law Journal Online 146 (2023), U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4310092
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 27 Dec 2022 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2023
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Slayer Rule, Taylor Swift, Inheritance, Murder, Trusts & Estates, Pop Culture, Standards of Proof, Decedent's Intent, Equity

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Looking Down the Barrel of a Loaded Gun: The Effect of Mandatory Handgun Purchase Delays on Homicide and Suicide

U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2629397
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2016
University of Alabama at Birmingham - Department of Marketing, Industrial Distribution & Economics, Ball State University - Department of Economics, University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 431 (121,632)
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gun control, suicide, Brady

Determinants of Citations to Articles in Elite Law Reviews

Yale Law School, Program for Studies in Law, Economics and Public Policy, Working Paper No. 234
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Apr 1999
Ian Ayres and Fredrick E. Vars
Yale University - Yale Law School and University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 420 (124,120)
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Determinants of Citations to Articles in Elite Law Reviews

Journal of Legal Studies, 1999
Posted: 22 Apr 1999
Ian Ayres and Fredrick E. Vars
Yale University - Yale Law School and University of Alabama - School of Law

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Rethinking the Indefinite Detention of Sex Offenders

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 44, 2011, U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 1846809
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 May 2011 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2011
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
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sex offender, civil commitment, standard of proof, Static-99

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Do the Mentally Ill Have a Right to Bear Arms?

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2012, U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 2146767
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 Sep 2012
Fredrick E. Vars and Amanda Adcock
University of Alabama - School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 383 (139,529)
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Second Amendment, Mental Illness, Violence, Suicide, Gun Control, Heller

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Why Exempting Negligent Doctors May Reduce Suicide: An Empirical Analysis

Indiana Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 30 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2017
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, University of Alabama at Birmingham - Department of Marketing, Industrial Distribution & Economics and University of Alabama - School of Law
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torts, suicide

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Ode to Adams v. Bullock: Cardozo Was a Behavioral Economist

19 Green Bag 2d 331 (2016), U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2796604
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 17 Jun 2016
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Torts, Poetry, Cardozo, Behavioral Economics

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Missing Well: Optimal Targeting of Soccer Shots

University of Alabama School of Law, Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper Series No. 1268872
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2008
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Soccer, Shooting, Targeting, Beckham

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Self-Defense Against Gun Suicide

Boston College Law Review, 2015, Forthcoming , U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2500291
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2015
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 266 (204,943)
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Suicide, Firearms, Ulysses, Second Amendment

When Does Private Discrimination Justify Public Affirmative Action?

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 19 Apr 1998
Ian Ayres and Fredrick E. Vars
Yale University - Yale Law School and University of Alabama - School of Law
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When Does Private Discrimination Justify Public Affirmative Action?

Columbia Law Review, November 1998
Posted: 01 May 1998
Ian Ayres and Fredrick E. Vars
Yale University - Yale Law School and University of Alabama - School of Law

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Time to Heal: Trauma's Impact on Rape & Sexual Assault Statutes of Limitations

Texas A&M Law Review (forthcoming), U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4228257
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Sep 2022
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
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rape, sexual assault, statutes of limitation, trauma, PTSD, criminal law, psychology

The Slayer Rule: An Empirical Examination

ACTEC L.J. (forthcoming Spring 2023), U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4120646
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 27 May 2022
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
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slayer rule, trusts & estates, equity, decedent's intent, insanity defense, mercy killing, inheritance, murder

The Slayer Rule: An Empirical Examination

ACTEC Law Journal (Spring 2023 Forthcoming), U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4109563
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 May 2022 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2023
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Slayer Rule, Trusts & Estates, Equity, Decedent’s Intent, Insanity Defense, Mercy Killing, Inheritance, Murder

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Behavioral Economics and Evidence Law

Forthcoming, Oxford Manual on Behavioral Economics and Law (Eyal Zamir & Doron Teichman, eds.), U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2269775
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
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evidence law, behavioral economics, uncertainty, legal procedure, character evidence

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Delineating Sexual Dangerousness

Houston Law Review, Vol. 50, Forthcoming, U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 2050994
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 04 May 2012
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 192 (279,313)
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sexually violent predator, civil commitment, preventive detention, due process, standards of proof, dangerousness

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Toward a General Theory of Standards of Proof

Catholic University Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 1604065
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 May 2010
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Standards of Proof, Incapacity, Will Contests

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Wrongful Living

Iowa Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3271114
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 31 Oct 2018
Fredrick E. Vars and Alberto Lopez
University of Alabama - School of Law and University of Alabama - School of Law
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advance directives, wrongful life, wrongful living, end-of-life decisionmaking, self-determination, autonomy, torts, legal malpractice

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Slipping Through the Cracks? The Impact of Reporting Mental Health Records to the National Firearm Background Check System

U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3127786
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2018
Fredrick E. Vars and Griffin Sims Edwards
University of Alabama - School of Law and University of Alabama at Birmingham - Department of Marketing, Industrial Distribution & Economics
Downloads 143 (359,014)

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gun control, NICS, firearms, suicide, homicide

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Symptom-Based Gun Control

Connecticut Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2384144
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Feb 2014
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Navy yard, gun control, mental illness, delusions, hallucinations, symptoms, violence, second amendment, due process

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Illusory Consent: When an Incapacitated Patient Agrees to Treatment

Oregon Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 1161112
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 17 Jul 2008
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 120 (410,571)

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health care decision-making, informed consent

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The Future of Preventive Detention

Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 75, 2014, U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2437934
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 17 May 2014
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
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preventive detention, terrorism, sex offenders, history

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An Indigent Criminal Defendant is Entitled to 'An Expert of His Own'

Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2972252
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 25 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2017
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
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indepedent expert, indigent defendant, death penalty, McWilliams v. Dunn, Ake v. Oklahoma

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'Bind Me More Tightly Still': Voluntary Restraint Against Gun Suicide

Harvard Journal on Legislation, 2016, Forthcoming, U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2641139
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2015
Fredrick E. Vars and Angela Selvaggio
University of Alabama - School of Law and University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 95 (488,050)
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Suicide, Firearms, Ulysses, Second Amendment

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Standards of Proof

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Jan 2012
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 75 (559,297)

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standards of proof

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Of Death and Delusion: What Survives Kahler v. Kansas?

169 University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online 90 (2020), U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3707202
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Oct 2020
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
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insanity, due process, equal protection, Eighth Amendment

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Gun Owners Support the Right Not to Bear Arms

69 Emory Law Journal 1131, U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3707203, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Oct 2020
Ian Ayres and Fredrick E. Vars
Yale University - Yale Law School and University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 40 (747,932)

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suicide, firearm, public opinion, legislation

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Voluntary Do-Not-Sell Lists — An Innovative Approach to Reducing Gun Suicides

383 New England Journal of Medicine 1299 (2020), U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3707204
Posted: 13 Oct 2020
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law

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suicide, firearm, legislation

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The Walmart Effect: Testing Private Interventions to Reduce Gun Suicide

U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3620095
Posted: 23 Jun 2020
Ian Ayres, Zachary Shelley and Fredrick E. Vars
Yale University - Yale Law School, Yale Law School and University of Alabama - School of Law

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Firearms, Suicide, Corporate Policy

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Irregular Kelo Takings: A Potential Response to Natural Disasters

The Urban Lawyer, Vol. 44, Issue 4, Fall 2012, U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 2126193
Posted: 08 Aug 2012
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law

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Kelo, takings, lot shape, land value