(with Donald Elliott and John Millian), Journal of Law, Economics, Organization, Vol. 1, pp. 313-340 (1985)
Let us begin by renouncing two of the more ambitious implications of the title. No, we do not believe that any single theory can do justice to all varieties of statutory development. Nor do we believe that everything worth saying about the processes by which statutes change can be captured by analogy to biological evolution.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Ackerman, Bruce, "Toward a Theory of Statutory Evolution: The Federalization of Environmental Law" (1985). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 147.