Articles

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Thoughts on Duncan Kennedy's Third Globalization, Comparative Law Review (2012)

This is a discussion of Duncan Kennedy's work on the historical development of three paradigms...

 

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Langdell and the Invention of Legal Doctrine, Buffalo Law Review (2009)

This paper addresses two related questions.

The first relates to Langdell and his development of...

 

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Holding Charities Accountable: Some Thoughts from an Ex-Regulator, Symposium, Toward a Publiv Policy Strategy for Nonprofit Governance and Accountability, organized by the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Harvad Law School (2006)

This paper recounts a number of lessons learned in the course of serving as the...

 

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Who Owns the Local Church? A Pressing Issue for Dioceses in Bankruptcy, Seton Hall Legislative Journal (2005)

The recent bankruptcies of Catholic Dioceses are unprecedented. For the first time, Bankruptcy Courts must...

 
The Noisy Wisdom of Monks, Boston College Law School Magazine (2005)
 

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Churches, Charities and Corrective Justice: Making Churches Pay for the Sins of Their Clergy, Boston College Law Review (2003)

The Catholic Archdiocese of Boston faced the threat of large tort judgments as a result...

 

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A Pragmatic Approach to Improving Tort Law, Vanderbilt Law Review (2001)

This paper argues that there has been an unfortunate lack of connection between the various...

 

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The Perils of Race and Gender in a World of Legal Abstraction, University of San Francisco Law Review (2000)
 

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Why Pragmatism Works for Me, Southern California Law Review (2000)

In this Article the author explores the growth of her interest in pragmatic legal theory....

 

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Speaking in Tongues: Some Comments on Multilingualism, University of Miami Law Review (1999)
 

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Corrective Justice and Corporate Tort Liability, Southern California Law Review (1996)
 

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Pragmatism, Feminism, and the Problem of Bad Coherence, Michigan Law Review (1995)

In this Article, Professor Wells reviews Professor Margaret Jane Radin’s book, Reinterpreting Property. Professor Wells...

 

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Clarence Thomas: The Invisible Man, Southern California Law Journal (1993)
 

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Situated Decisionmaking, Southern California Law Review (1990)
 

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Kingsfield and Kennedy: Reappraising the Male Models of Law School Teaching, Journal of Legal Education (1988)

[Also appears in Legal Education, edited by Martin Lyon Levine, 373-382. New York: New York...

 
Peirce's Conception of Philosophy: Its Method and Its Program, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society (1987)
 

Contributions to Books

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and William James: The Bad Man and the Moral Life, The Path of the Law and its Influence: The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (2000)
 

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Pragmatism, Honesty, and Integrity, Integrity and Conscience (1998)
 

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Date Rape and the Law: Another Feminist View, Date Rape: Feminism, Philosophy, and the Law (1996)
 

Popular Press

Presentations

Theorizing Injustice, Santa Clara Public Interest and Social Justice Conference (2014)
 
Moderator & Speaker, Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia Symposium, Berekeley Jouranl of Gender, Law & Justice (2013)

Professor Wells participated in a symposium that examined the obstacles that female faculty of color...

 
Comments on Women's Stories, Law and Society Annual Meeting (2011)
 
Wiggins and Chamalis on Tort Law, Law and Society (2010)