Fredrick E. Vars

University of Alabama - School of Law

P.O. Box 870382

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

United States

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Scholarly Papers (26)

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 913 (30,594)
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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 386 (91,360)
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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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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
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gun control, suicide, Brady

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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

5.

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 355 (101,427)
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Second Amendment, Mental Illness, Violence, Suicide, Gun Control, Heller

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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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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
Shahar Dillbary, Griffin Sims Edwards and Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama School of Law, 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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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 233 (157,511)
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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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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 172 (207,904)
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sexually violent predator, civil commitment, preventive detention, due process, standards of proof, dangerousness

12.

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

13.

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
Downloads 135 (253,931)
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Standards of Proof, Incapacity, Will Contests

14.

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

15.

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
Downloads 115 (285,939)

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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
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health care decision-making, informed consent

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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 99 (316,709)

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gun control, NICS, firearms, suicide, homicide

18.

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 76 (372,177)
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Suicide, Firearms, Ulysses, Second Amendment

21.

Standards of Proof

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Jan 2012
Fredrick E. Vars
University of Alabama - School of Law
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standards of proof

22.

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
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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