Law, Norms & Informal Order eJournal
Editor: Richard H. McAdams
University of Chicago Law School

This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts concerning the interaction of formal and informal order. Topics include social and group norms, conventions, customs, customary law, folk law, legal pluralism, private organizational rules, civil society, self-enforcing contracts, informal sanctions (such as gossip, shame, and guilt), self-help (including feuds), and the origins of law and legal institutions.

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Editor: Richard H. McAdams
University of Chicago Law School


Lisa Bernstein

John Braithwaite

Robert C. Ellickson

Sally Engle Merry

Dan M. Kahan

Paul G. Mahoney

Philip N. Pettit

Eric A. Posner

Eric B. Rasmusen

Chris William Sanchirico

Steven M. Shavell

Thomas S. Ulen

James Q. Whitman