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Jeffrey Evans Stake

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Jeffrey Evans Stake

Robert A. Lucas Chair and Professor of Law​

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Jeffrey E. Stake

Robert A. Lucas Chair and Professor of Law


TRUSTS AND ESTATES, 2nd ed., West Academic, 2023. 

TRUSTS AND ESTATES, West Academic, 2020. 


Perceptions of "Just Compensation," (with Michael Alexeev), EVOLUTION AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR, forthcoming 2022.

Biologically Biased Beneficence, 48 ARIZONA STATE LAW JOURNAL 1101 (2016). [HeinOnline]

Who Responds to U.S. News & World Report's Law School Rankings? (with Michael Alexeev), 12 JOURNAL OF EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUDIES 421 (2015). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Reclaiming Our Essential Freedom to Determine Who May Be Admitted to Study Law, 27 JOURNAL OF CIVIL RIGHTS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 223 (2013/14). [HeinOnline]

Improving Law School "Transparency", 5 NEBRASKA LAW REVIEW BULLETIN 9 (Aug. 12, 2013).

Economics, Behavioral Biology, and Law (with Owen D. Jones and Erin O. O'Connor), 19 SUPREME COURT ECONOMIC REVIEW 103 (2011). {HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Patrick Baude: Scholar, Teacher (with Randall T. Shepard, 86 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 2011. [HeinOnline]

Income and Career Satisfaction in the Legal Profession: Survey Data from Indiana Law Graduates (with Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt and Kaushik Mukhopadhaya), 4 JOURNAL OF EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUDIES 939 (2008). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

A Brief Comment on Trust Protectors, 27 CARDOZO LAW REVIEW 2813 (2006). [HeinOnline]

The Interplay Between Law School Rankings, Reputations, and Resource Allocation: Ways Rankings Mislead, 81 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 229 (2006). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Minority Admissions to Law School: More Trouble Ahead, and Two Solutions, 80 ST. JOHN’S LAW REVIEW 301 (2006). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

“The Pride of Indiana”: An Empirical Study of the Law School Experience and Careers of Indiana University-Bloomington Alumni (with Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, et al.), 81 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 1427 (2006). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Evolution of Rules in a Common Law System: Differential Litigation of the Fee Tail and Other Perpetuities32 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 401 (2004-2005) [SSRN] [HeinOnline]. Reprinted in THE EVOLUTION OF EFFICIENT COMMON LAW (Paul H. Rubin Ed.) Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2007.

The Property 'Instinct', 359 PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 1763 (2004). Republished in LAW AND THE BRAIN (Semin Zeki and Oliver R. Goodenough, Eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. 

Teaching in a Larger Social Context: Using Simulations to Demonstrate Socioeconomic Principles and Their Relevance to Law (with Kenneth Dau-Schmidt), 41 SAN DIEGO LAW REVIEW 75 (2004). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Making the Grade: Some Principles of Comparative Grading, 52 JOURNAL OF LEGAL EDUCATION 583 (2003). [HeinOnline]

Reducing the Impact of Rankings on Law School Admissions: A Proposal, JURIST ONLINE MAGAZINE, Feb. 4, 2003.

Pushing Evolutionary Analysis of Law or Evolving Law: Design Without a Designer, 53 FLORIDA LAW REVIEW 875 (2001). [HeinOnline]

Can Evolutionary Science Contribute to Discussions of Law?, 41 JURIMETRICS 379 (2001). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

The Uneasy Case for Adverse Possession, 89 GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL 2419 (2001). [HeinOnline]

Are We Buyers or Hosts? A Memetic Approach to the First Amendment, 52 ALABAMA LAW REVIEW 1213 (2001). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Paternalism in the Law of Marriage, 74 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 801 (1999). [HeinOnline]

Lifting the Veil of Ignorance: Personalizing the Marriage Contract (with Eric Rasmusen), 73 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 453 (1998). [HeinOnline]

Roundtable: Opportunities for and Limitations of Private Ordering in Family Law (with Michael Grossberg), 73 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 535 (1998). [HeinOnline]

Who’s “Number One”?: Contriving Unidimensionality in Law School Grading, 68 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 925 (1993). [HeinOnline]

Mandatory Planning for Divorce, 45 VANDERBILT LAW REVIEW 397 (1992). [HeinOnline]

Status and Incentive Aspects of Judicial Decisions, 79 GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL 1447 (1991). [HeinOnline]

Darwin, Donations, and the Illusion of Dead Hand Control, 64 TULANE LAW REVIEW 705 (1990). [HeinOnline]

Toward an Economic Understanding of Touch and Concern, 1988 DUKE LAW JOURNAL 925 (1988). [HeinOnline]

Book Chapters

Property Law Reflections of a Sense of Right and Wrong, in THE EVOLUTION OF MORALITY (Ranald D. Hansen and Todd K. Shackelford, Eds.). New York: Springer, 2015.

Just (and Efficient?) Compensation for Governmental Expropriations, in LAW, MIND, AND BRAIN (Michael Freeman and Oliver R Goodenough, Eds.) Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2009.

Upper West Side Story: The Symphony Space, Inc. v. Pergola Properties, Inc. 669 NE.2d 799 (1996), in PROPERTY STORIES 2nd Ed. (Gerald Korngold and Andrew Morriss, Eds.) New York: Foundation Press, 2009.

Participating in the Research Community (with Bridget Somekh et al.), in RESEARCH METHODS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES (Bridget Somekh and Cathy Lewin, Eds.). London: Sage Publications, 2004.

Decomposition of Property Rights, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW & ECONOMICS (Boudewijn Bouckaert and Gerrit de Geest, Eds.). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2000.

Inheritance Law and Land-Use Doctrines in 2 THE NEW PALGRAVE DICTIONARY OF ECONOMICS AND THE LAW (Peter Newman, Ed.). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan, 1998.

Response to Haskell: Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Student Evaluation of Faculty, electronic publication in 5 EDUCATION POLICY ANALYSIS ARCHIVES #8 (March 18, 1997). 

Loss Aversion and Involuntary Transfers of Title, in LAW AND ECONOMICS: NEW AND CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES, Vol. 4 of CRITIC OF INSTITUTIONS (Robin Paul Malloy and Christopher K. Braun, Eds.). New York: P. Lang, 1995.

Book Reviews

Book Review. On Game Theory and the Law (with Kenneth Dau-Schmidt, et al.), D. G. Baird et al., Eds., Game Theory and the Law, 31 LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW 613 (1997). [HeinOnline] Reprinted in GAME THEORY AND THE LAW (Eric B. Rasmusen, Ed.) Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007.

Other Works

The Ranking Game, 1998.