Essays - University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online
The University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online first began publishing essays in October 2010. Scholars interested in contributing essays to Penn Law Review Online should visit our Submissions page. We prefer Essays that do not exceed 4,500 words within the main text, and 2,000 words within the footnotes.




Following the Letter of the Law Into Absurdity: Why the Supreme Court's Severability Rule Does Not Preclude Determining an Arbitration Provision's Enforceability Under the Law Supplied by an Agreement's General Choice-of-Law Clause

Paul B. Maslo
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 273 (2018)


PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Financial Fairness and Administrative Anxiety

Shayak Sarkar & Joshua A. Rosenthal
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 265 (2018)


The Disparate Impact Canon

Michael T. Morley
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 249 (2018)


Lessons from DataRescue: The Limits of Grassroots Climate Change Data Preservation and the Need for Federal Records Law Reform

Sarah Lamdan
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 231 (2018)


Avoiding the Prisoner’s Dilemma: Refining the Bruton Rule to Resolve the Split Over Neutral Term Substitution

Kevin Wynosky
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 205 (2018)


The Unicorn Governance Trap

Renee M. Jones
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 165 (2017)


Fit to Play in the NBA? Reconciling the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Americans with Disabilities Act

Jessica L. Roberts & Brittainie Zinsmeyer
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 149 (2017)


Star Athletica’s Fissure in the Intellectual Property Functionality Landscape

Peter S. Menell & Daniel Yablon
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 137 (2017)


Knowing Separability When We See It

Mark P. McKenna
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 127 (2017)


Forgetting Functionality

Christopher Buccafusco & Jeanne C. Fromer
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 119 (2017)


What is a “Useful Article” in Copyright Law After Star Athletica?

Tyler T. Ochoa
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 105 (2017)


The Sum is More Public Domain than its Parts?: US Copyright Protection for Works of Applied Art Under Star Athletica’s Imagination Test

Jane C. Ginsburg
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 83 (2017)


Clarifying the “Clear Meaning” of Separability

Shyamkrishna Balganesh
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 79 (2017)


Penn Central Squared: What the Many Factors of Murr v. Wisconsin Mean for Property Federalism

Maureen E. Brady
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 53 (2017)


Measuring Partisan Fairness: How Well Does the Efficiency Gap Guard Against Sophisticated as well as Simple-Minded Modes of Partisan Discrimination?

Wendy K. Tam Cho
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 17 (2017)


The One‐In, Two‐Out Executive Order Is a Zero

Caroline Cecot & Michael A. Livermore
166 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 1 (2017)