Liberty Forum

A few weeks back I noted the great new blog and website sponsored by Liberty Fund.  In addition to the blog (which features Mike Rappaport and Mike Greve) the site also has a “Liberty Forum” section with extended deliberation of a particular topic.  Last week the topic was behavioral economics and its implications for liberty and featured an essay by Doug Ginsburg and Josh Wright with several discussants.  Before that was an interesting exchange on “The Uselessness of Constitutional Law” by Michael Paulsen.  Paulsen’s proposition is that constitutional “law” really bears little resemblance to anything we call “law” anywhere else in the curriculum and gussying it up as supposedly being actual law not only is distracting to students but even harmful to students’ legal education: “In short, Constitutional Law is really bad law and models bad habits.”