North Carolina Law Review

University of North Carolina School of Law

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Chapel Hill, NC 27514

September 27, 2017

95 N.C. L. REV. 1784 (2017) 

Since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”) twenty years ago, the question of what causation standard is required for discrimination claims has created disagreement among lower courts. Some courts require t...

September 26, 2017

95 N.C. L. REV. 1767 (2017) 

In a contract, an integration clause or waiver of reliance indicates the parties agree that the contract represents their complete agreement. Thus, contradictory information from outside of the contract typically cannot be used to determine...

September 26, 2017

95 N.C. L. REV. 1735 (2017) 

Provisions of the North Carolina Constitution are “self- executing,” meaning they “neither require[] any law for [their] enforcement, nor [are they] susceptible of impairment by legislation.” The constitution guarantees, at minimum, that lit...

95 N.C. L. REV. 1661 (2017) 

As Justice Brandeis famously explained, under our federal system, states are laboratories for testing “novel social and economic experiments.” These laboratories, however, must operate within constitutional limits. Under the Constitution, ce...

September 26, 2017

95 N.C. L. REV. 1599 (2017) 

Clean, renewable energy is an essential component of a modern energy policy. Rooftop solar photovoltaic (“PV”) systems constitute an important part of a state’s clean energy portfolio. But these systems are too expensive for most individuals...

September 26, 2017

95 N.C. L. Rev 1561 (2017) 

From its creation in 1818 until the creation of the North Carolina Court of Appeals in 1967, the Supreme Court of North Carolina was the state’s sole appellate court. As such, it was solely responsible for the development of the state’s commo...

June 30, 2017

95 N.C. L. Rev. 1519 (2017)

Public distrust of news media and government create an ideal environment for trademarks to emerge as change agents for legal reform. At first glance, it may seem odd to consider the parallels between law and entrepreneurship. Politicians make...

June 30, 2017

95 N.C. L. Rev. 1507 (2017) 

The core function of entrepreneurs is to challenge incumbents. Henry Manne famously argued that prohibitions on insider trading serve to entrench large, publicly traded corporations. According to Manne, when insider trading is prohibited, la...

June 30, 2017

95 N.C. L. Rev. 1481 (2017) 

The final crowdfunding rules took three years for the Securites and Exchange Commission to pass, but crowdfunding—the offering of securities over the Internet—is now a reality. But now that crowdfunding is legal, will it be successful? Will...

June 30, 2017

95 N.C. L. Rev. 1459 (2017) 

Entrepreneurs have the capacity to add value to the economy and the community. Business lawyers—including business finance lawyers—want to help entrepreneurs achieve their objectives. Despite incentives to a symbiotic relationship, however,...

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