John A. Humbach

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Article, Criminal Acts and Basic Moral Equality,, 14 Wash. U. Jur. Rev. 341 (2022). (SSRN)


Working paper, Do Criminal Acts Affect Basic Moral Equality? (With Thoughts in Response to Shelly Kagan, Uwe Steinhoff and Christian List),. (SSRN)


Article, Do Criminal Minds Cause Crime? (Neuroscience and the Physicalism Dilemma), 12 Wash. U. Jur. Rev. 1 (2019). (SSRN)


Article, Neuroscience, Justice and the “Mental Causation” Fallacy, 11 Wash. U. Jur. Rev. 191 (2019). (SSRN)


Article, Property as Prophesy: Legal Realism and the Indeterminacy of Ownership, 49 Case Western Reserve J. Int. L. 211 (2017). (SSRN)


Working Paper, Does Hard Incompatibilism Really Abolish ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’? Some Thoughts in Response to Larry Alexander (2017) (SSRN)


Essay, Is America Becoming a Nation of Ex-Cons? 12 Ohio St. Journal of Crim. LO. 605 (2015) (SSRN)


Article, The Constitution and Revenge Porn,, 35 Pace L. Rev. 215 (2014). (SSRN)


Article, Privacy and the Right of Free Expression, 11 First Amendment Law Review 16 (2012). (SSRN)


Article/Chapter, Privacy Rights: The Virtue Protecting False Reputations, in The Right to Privacy in Light of Media Convergence, (Dieter Doerr & Russell Weaver, eds. 2012). (SSRN)


Paper, The Possibility of Moral Absolutes: Some Thoughts in Response to Jeremy Waldron on Torture (2011). (SSRN)


Article, Director Liability for Corporate Crimes: Lawyers as Safe Haven?, 55 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 437 (2010/2011). (SSRN)


Article, Teens, Porn and Videogames: Time to Rethink Ginsberg? Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Amicus (10/30/2010) (SSRN)


Article, "Sexting" and the First Amendment, 37 Hastings Const. L.Q. 433 (2010). (SSRN)


Working Paper, Free Will Ideology: Experiments, Evolution and Virtue Ethics, (June 7, 2010). (SSRN)


Working Paper, Doubting Free Will: Three Experiments, (January 12, 2010). (SSRN)


Working Paper, Responding to Kelo v  New London: Avoiding Intrinsic Injustice by Paying a Fairer Price, (Rev. March 10. 2010). (SSRN)


Article, Shifting Paradigms of Lawyer Honesty, 76 Tennessee L. Rev. 993 (2009). (SSRN)


            Online Learning (free), The Estate System and Basic Future Interests (2008).

            Easements, computer-based law tutorials, published by Law Study Systems, Chicago, Illinois (2008).

            The Estate System and Future Interests, computer-based law tutorials, published by Law Study Systems, Chicago, Illinois (2008).


            Landlord and Tenant, computer-based law tutorials, published by Law Study Systems, Chicago, Illinois (2007).


            Adverse Possession, computer-based law tutorials, published by Law Study Systems, Chicago, Illinois (2007).


Book, Whose Monet?: An Introduction to the American Legal System, including a “teacher’s manual” (Aspen: 2007).


Online Learning (free), The Estate System-Review Exercises and The Estate System-Proficiency Test (2006).


Article (with Charles C. Morrison), Public Navigation Rights in New York State, 12 Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies, Fall/Winter 2005, at.31.


Article, The MacCrate Report in Legal Education After 10 Years: A Response to Russell Pearce, 23 Pace L. Rev. 599 (2004).


Article, The Takings Clause and the Separation of Powers, 21 Pace Env. L. Rev. 3 (2003).(pdf version)


Chapter, The Humane Principle and the Biology of Blame (Evolutionary Origins of the Imperative to Inflict), in Proceedings of 3rd Annual Global Conference on Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness (2003).


Review, Just Being a Lawyer: Reflections on the Legal Ethics of a President under Impeachment, reviewing “An Affair of State: The Investigation, Impeachment and Trial of President Clinton,” by Richard A. Posner, 4 Legal Ethics 155-71 (2001). (SSRN)


               Essay, Towards a Natural Justice of Right Relationships, in Human Rights in Philosophy and Practice, pp. 41-61 (Burton M. Leiser and Tom D. Campbell, eds., 2001). (SSRN)


               Article, Criminal Prosecution of HMO Treatment Denial, 11 Health Matrix 147 (2001). (SSRN)


               Article, Abuse of Confidentiality and Fabricated Controversy: Two Proposals, in The Professional Lawyer, vol. 11, no. 4 (Summer, 2000). (SSRN)


               Article, The National Association of Honest Lawyers: An Essay, 20 Pace L. Rev. 93 (1999). (SSRN)


               Article, Should Taxpayers Pay People to Obey Environmental Laws? 6 Fordham Env. L.J. 423 (1995).


               Short Article, The New Compensation Laws: What's Behind Them? Metro Planner, Newsletter of the Metropolitan Chapter, American Planning Association, October, 1995.


               Op-Ed, Alternative Punishment for White Collar Crime, Gannett Westchester Papers (1995).


               Op-Ed, Private Property and Civic Responsibility, Scripps-Howard Wire (1995).


               The Estate System (Computer‑Assisted Teaching Materials), by published Center for Computer‑Assisted Legal Instruction (1994).


               Basic Future Interests (Computer‑Assisted Teaching Materials), published Center for Computer‑Assisted Legal Instruction (1995).


               Opinion, Keep Our Forest Preserve for the "Free Use of All the People", in Adirondac, vol 63, No. 6 (1994)


               Editorial, in Common Ground, Conservation News from the Conservation Fund, Vol. 5, No. 3 (March/April 1994)


               Article, "Taking" the Imperial Judiciary Seriously: Segmenting Property Interests and Judicial Revision of Legislative Balancing, in Court of Federal Claims Symposium, 42 Catholic Univ. L. Rev. 771 (1993).


               Article, Evolving Thresholds of Nuisance and the Takings Clause, 18 Columbia Journal of Environmental Law 1 (1993).


               Short Article, Private Property and Community Rights: What Communities Can Still Do After Lucas, in Planning and Zoning News, et al. (April, 1993).


               Article, What is Behind the “Property Rights” Debate?, 10 Pace Environmental Law Review 21 (1992).


               Short Article, Existing Use Zoning, in Zoning News published by the American Planning Association (December, 1992).


               Short Article, Owners' Rights to Use Land "As They See Fit," 10 NYSBA Environmental Law Section Journal 12 (1990)


               Essay, Legal Status of Tidal Flats in New York, chapter 3 of Intertidal Flats: Their Value and Legal Status, published by The Sounds Conservancy (1990)


               Article, Law and a New Land Ethic, 74 Minnesota Law Review 339 (1989) (for an abridged version) (pdf version)


               Article, Public Rights in the Navigable Streams of New York, 6 Pace Environmental Law Review 461 (1989).


               Article, Economic Due Process and the Takings Clause, 4 Pace Environmental Law Review 311 (1988).


               Article, Constitutional Limits on the Power to Take Private Property: Public Purpose and Public Use, 66 Oregon Law Review 547 (1988).


               Pre-Existing Duty, Contract Modification, and Accord & Satisfaction (Computer‑Assisted Teaching Materials), published by Center for Computer‑Assisted Legal Instruction (1986).


               Problems in Property Law, Series I, II and III (Computer‑Assisted Teaching Materials), published by Center for Computer‑Assisted Legal Instruction (1984).


               Article, The Common Law Conception of Leasing: Mitigation, Habitability and Dependence of Covenants, 60 Washington Law Quarterly 1213 (1983). (SSRN)


               Article, A Unifying Theory for the Just Compensation Cases: Takings, Regulation and Public Use, 34 Rutgers Law Review 243 (1982).


               Article, Serving the Public Interest:  An Overstated Objective, 65 A.B.A. Journal 564 (1979).


               Article, What is Taught in the First‑Year Property Course? Report of a Survey, 29 Journal of Legal Education 459 (1978).


               Book Review (Bruce A. Ackerman, Private Property and the Constitution), 39 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 793 (1978).


               Article, Landlord Control of Tenant Behavior:  An Instance of Private Environmental Regulation, 45 Fordham Law Review 223 (1976). (SSRN)


               Article, Prudence, Information and Trust Investment Law, 62 A.B.A. Journal 1309 (October, 1976) (co‑author with S. Dresch, Director of Research of Institute for Demographic and Economic Studies, Inc.).


               Article, Tidal Title and the Boundaries of the Bay, 4 Fordham Urban Law Journal 91 (1975) (co‑author with J. Gale).


               Landlord and Tenant, Cases and Text (approx. 450 pages), course materials for landlord‑tenant law (mimeograph).


               Outline of New York Corporation Law (approx. 60 pages; 1973).


               Securities Regulation (Highlights of 1972 in Second Circuit Review), 39 Brooklyn Law Review 1187 (1973).


               Book Review (F. H. O'Neal, Close Corporations), 39 Brooklyn Law Review 507 (1972).


               Book Review (H. Baruch, Wall Street:  Security Risk), 38 Brooklyn Law Review 1303 (1972).


               Comment, Fair Trade:  The Ideal and Reality, 27 Ohio State Law Journal 144 (1966).


               Note, Surviving Spouse's Distributive Share of Amendable Trusts, 25 Ohio State Law Journal 612 (1964).