Occupational Licensing in the Building Industry

Homer Clark
Many articles have lately been written about the great increase in licensing laws in the various states, some of them taking the position that such laws are unnecessary, even harmful, and one writer judging them to be evidence of a return to a sort of guild system. This paper is an attempt at investigating licensing laws as they apply to the building industry, in the hope of drawing some conclusions…

Res Ipsa Loquitur

William H. McBratney
Although res ipsa loquitur is frequently treated as a doctrine or rule of law, it is in fact nothing but a bundle of legal concepts, each of which may be treated separately. Unfortunately, the content of such a bundle varies so extensively from time to time and place to place that the general title “res ipsa loquitur” has little or no significance unless it is used with reference to a…