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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 23

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life
    I do not often recommend long serious videos; I tend to short and/or funny. But please consider taking 23 minutes of your life to listen to this speech by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the removal of four confederate … Continue…
  • May 22

    Pity the Fiction Writer

    Pity the Fiction Writer
    You cannot make this stuff up. This is not a photoshop, but a genuine pix released by the Saudi Press Agency, memorizing the moment when Donald Trump joined Egyptian dictator Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz at ……
  • May 18

    Why Miami?

    Why Miami?
    One of the hazards of living in Miami is that it attracts a certain class of person. Like Matt Drudge. Or the guys who made porn videos in the back of a bus.  And now it seems we get to have … Continue reading → The post…
Rank this Week: 14

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 23

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice. PracticeTax Tips for Legal Professionals Jackie Porter It’s tax time…
  • May 23

    The Accessibility of the LSAT: A Response to Dean Sossin and Dean Holloway

    The Accessibility of the LSAT: A Response to Dean Sossin and Dean Holloway
    Harvard Law’s recent relaxation of the LSAT requirements by allowing applicants to take the GRE has spurred a debate in the Canadian context about whether it is prudent to maintain the strict LSAT requirements for law school admissions.…
  • May 22

    Reflections on Technology Changes in Real Estate Practice

    Reflections on Technology Changes in Real Estate Practice
    This article is by Maurizio Romanin, President & CEO, LawyerDoneDeal Corp. & Nora Rock, Corporate Writer & Policy Analyst, LawPRO. Facilitating transfers of real estate has been the bread-and-butter of thousands of Ontario…
Rank this Week: 26

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 23

    2016-17 Moot Court Ranking

    2016-17 Moot Court Ranking
    2016-17 Moot Court Rankings: 1. South Texas 2. Oklahoma 3. St. Mary's 4. Stetson 5. Georgetown 6. SMU 7. Chicago-Kent 8. Texas Tech 9. Michigan State 10. UC-Hastings 11. Pepperdine 12. Wake Forest 13. Baylor 14. Ohio State 15. Mississippi…
  • May 23

    Kades:Reducing Inequality With A Progressive State Tax Credit

    Kades:Reducing Inequality With A Progressive State Tax Credit
    Eric A. Kades (William & Mary), Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Reducing Inequality with a Progressive State Tax Credit, 77 La. L. Rev. 359 (2016): Widening economic inequality is fast becoming the defining social problem of this era.…
  • May 23

    Weber:Killing Zombie Mortgages With Differential Property Taxe

    Weber:Killing Zombie Mortgages With Differential Property Taxe
    David P. Weber (Creighton), Taxing Zombies: Killing Zombie Mortgages with Differential Property Taxes, 2017 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1135 (2017): Zombie mortgages and abandoned properties are costly problems for cities and counties across the country.…
Rank this Week: 28

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 33

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce
    Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. v. Scranton Products, Inc., 2017 WL 2126320, No. 14-CV-00853 (M.D. Pa. May 16, 2017)In May 2014 SP sued Bobrick, alleging that it “carefully orchestrated a campaign to scare architects, product…
  • May 22

    A box size whopper? Slack fill claims for candy continue

    A box size whopper? Slack fill claims for candy continue
    Bratton v. Hershey Co., 2017 WL 2126864, No. 16–cv–4322 (W.D. Mo. May 16, 2017)Bratton sued over alleged slack fill in Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers candy boxes.  He alleged that:Consumers spend an average of 13 seconds…
  • May 22

    coffee cup lid trade dress survives functionality challenge

    coffee cup lid trade dress survives functionality challenge
    If I have the right image of the defendant's coffee cup lid, this is a good example of the difficulties separating scope from validity: the challenged design is noticeably different from the registered design, and it seems to me that the case…
Rank this Week: 38

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
  • Nov 12

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Rank this Week: 36

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 41

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • May 23

    Tobia on Statistical Evidence & Disparate Impact

    Tobia on Statistical Evidence & Disparate Impact
    Kevin Patrick Tobia (Yale University) has posted Disparate Statistics (Yale Law Journal, Vol. 126, No. 8, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Statistical evidence is crucial throughout disparate impact’s three-stage analysis: during (1)…
  • May 23

    Johnson on Gay Rights as Human Right

    Johnson on Gay Rights as Human Right
    Paul Johnson (University of York) has posted Are Gay Rights Human Rights? on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This is the text of a talk given for “Pint of Science” in York (UK) on 16th of May 2017.
  • May 23

    Crossley on Disability Perspectives on Life-Ending Decision

    Crossley on Disability Perspectives on Life-Ending Decision
    Mary Crossley (University of Pittsburgh - School of Law) has posted Ending-Life Decisions: Some Disability Perspectives (Georgia State University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the forty years since Quinlan ,…
Rank this Week: 47

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 25

    After police kill: DA Gascón’s dilemma

    After police kill: DA Gascón’s dilemma
    Franklin Zimring quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2017 “A police chief’s priority shouldn’t be just the protection of his officers but the preservation of civilian lives,” Zimring said. “Of the 10…
  • Apr 22

    Thousands in Bay Area take part in March for Science against Trump administration

    Thousands in Bay Area take part in March for Science against Trump administration
    Claudia Polsky quoted by The Mercury News, April 22, 2017 At a Walnut Creek rally attended by 1,500 people, Claudia Polsky, director of the UC Berkeley School of Law’s environmental law clinic, told the crowd, “Facts do not speak…
  • Apr 21

    UC Berkeley scholars track Pres. Trump’s first 100 days in office

    UC Berkeley scholars track Pres. Trump’s first 100 days in office
    Melissa Murray quoted by ABC 7 News, April 21, 2017 “What you are seeing right now, this sort of legislating by executive order, it’s probably not the most effective means, but it is what you’ve seen going on in the first…
Rank this Week: 48

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 61

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Renshon: Fighting for Status: Hierarchy and Conflict in World Politic

    Renshon: Fighting for Status: Hierarchy and Conflict in World Politic
    Jonathan Renshon (Univ. of Wisconson, Madison - Political Science) has published Fighting for Status: Hierarchy and Conflict in World Politics (Princeton Univ. Press 2017). Here's the abstract: There is widespread agreement that status or…
  • May 23

    New Issue: Chinese Journal of International Law

    New Issue: Chinese Journal of International Law
    The latest issue of the Chinese Journal of International Law (Vol. 16, no. 1, March 2017) is out. Contents include:Editorial CommentHans Köchler, Justice and Realpolitik: The Predicament of the International Criminal Court ArticlesNina…
  • May 22

    Titi: Procedural Multilateralism and Multilateral Investment Court

    Titi: Procedural Multilateralism and Multilateral Investment Court
    Catharine Titi (Centre national de la recherche scientifique; Université de Bourgogne - CREDIMI) has posted Procedural Multilateralism and Multilateral Investment Court (in Institutionalisation Beyond the Nation State: Transatlantic…
Rank this Week: 78

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • May 23

    Big Data Policing

    Big Data Policing
    I wanted to spend a bit of time this week discussing my forthcoming book “The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement” (NYU Press, release date Oct. 2017). The book describes how new predictive…
  • May 22

    The Ticking Fiduciary Clock

    The Ticking Fiduciary Clock
    Despite an initial 60-day delay from the Trump administration, the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule now nears its June 9th effective date. The rule requires financial advisers to give advice in the best interests of their clients when…
  • May 22

    JOTWELL: Thomas on Wistrich and Rachlinski on implicit bia

    JOTWELL: Thomas on Wistrich and Rachlinski on implicit bia
    The new Courts Law essay is from Suja Thomas (Illinois), reviewing Andrew J. Wistrich and Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Implicit Bias in Judicial Decision Making: How It Affects Judgment and What Judges Can Do About It, a forthcoming book chapter in…
Rank this Week: 68

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 23

    Border Patrol Challenge

    Border Patrol Challenge
    Guest post by Sarah Jensen, a rising 2L at the University of North Dakota School of Law. With dark tint glasses and his hands tucked into the bullet resistant vest of his green uniform, the Border Patrol agent declared, “It’s...
  • May 23

    Reporting From The Border

    Reporting From The Border
    This week, I am at the U.S.-Mexico border with a group of 21 law students from around the country. I am leading Hofstra Law's one week summer course Immigration Law and Border Enforcement. Over the next few days, I'll be...
  • May 23

    Denver approves local sentencing changes aimed at helping immigrants avoid deportation

    Denver approves local sentencing changes aimed at helping immigrants avoid deportation
    Jon Murray of the Denver Post reports that the Denver City Council has approved reform of low-level city court sentences by lessening some maximum penalties in a way that could help immigrants avoid deportation. Some immigrant advocates had…
Rank this Week: 75

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 22

    Thief Steals Hearse

    Thief Steals Hearse
    This past Friday, Bryan police officers found themselves handling a macabre case. At a local McDonald’s on Friday morning, a funeral home employee parked a loaded hearse and left it unattended. Taking advantage of the abandoned vehicle, a…
  • May 22

    Problems for the First-generation Affluent Family

    Problems for the First-generation Affluent Family
    Rob Weiner remembers his first attempt at sitting down with his two daughters to discuss their inheritance. The oldest was then in college and the youngest in high school. He recalls their total lack of receptivity to the conversation. He...
  • May 22

    Judge's Estate Circumvents Husband

    Judge's Estate Circumvents Husband
    Trailblazing judge Sheila Abdus-Shaalam’s current husband will receive nothing from her estate. Judge Abdus-Shaalam died with an outdated will that left the entirety of her $2.05 million estate to her mother and siblings. The distribution…
Rank this Week: 71

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • May 20

    Bushrod Washington on Judicial Modesty

    Bushrod Washington on Judicial Modesty
    I like the following quote from Justice Washington in McFadden v. The Exchange, which was a circuit opinion addressing whether the admiralty jurisdiction could hear a claim that an American vessel was illegally seized by France. It…
  • May 19

    Justice Washington and the Erie Doctrine

    Justice Washington and the Erie Doctrine
    Everyone knows that Erie R.R. Co. v. Tompkins overruled Justice Story’s 1842 opinion in Swift v. Tyson and held that federal courts hearing cases in diversity jurisdiction should use the applicable substantive state law…
  • May 18

    On Ree Dolly, J.D. Vance and Empathy for Low-Income Whites (or, What Hillbilly Elegy is Good for)

    On Ree Dolly, J.D. Vance and Empathy for Low-Income Whites (or, What Hillbilly Elegy is Good for)
    This is my fourth and final installment about J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. One striking aspect of the wide-spread kudos heaped on Hillbilly Elegy is that readers do not seem put…
Rank this Week: 67

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 76

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 94

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 23

    Estimating Market Power: Evidence from the US Brewing Industry

    Estimating Market Power: Evidence from the US Brewing Industry
    Jan De Loecker and Paul T. Scott are Estimating Market Power: Evidence from the US Brewing Industry. ABSTRACT: While inferring markups from demand data is common practice, estimation relies on difficult-to-test assumptions, including a…
  • May 23

    Optimal Market Structure in the Mobile Industry

    Optimal Market Structure in the Mobile Industry
    Jeanjean, François and Houngbonon, Georges Vivien discuss Optimal Market Structure in the Mobile Industry. ABSTRACT: The optimal market structure in the mobile industry is an important topic in the mobile industry. In this paper, we use two…
  • May 22

    From publishers to self-publishing: The disruptive effects of digitalisation on the book industry

    From publishers to self-publishing: The disruptive effects of digitalisation on the book industry
    Hviid, Morten ; Izquierdo Sanchez, Sofia ; Jaques, Sabine discuss From publishers to self-publishing: The disruptive effects of digitalisation on the book industry. ABSTRACT: This paper explores the structure of the book publishing industry…
Rank this Week: 84

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 79

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    U.S. v. Loucious (9th Cir. - Feb. 7, 2017)

    U.S. v. Loucious (9th Cir. - Feb. 7, 2017)
    Here's another example of that "liberal" Ninth Circuit.The district court suppresses a defendant's statements because it holds that the police didn't properly advise the defendant of his Miranda rights.The Ninth Circuit reverses.  The…
  • May 19

    Olivas v. State of Nevada (9th Cir. - May 19, 2017)

    Olivas v. State of Nevada (9th Cir. - May 19, 2017)
    There shouldn't be any surprise that today's opinion by the Ninth Circuit is so short.  Or that it did not require oral argument.  Or that it was published a mere nine days after the matter was submitted.  Or that the panel…
  • May 19

    Kinney v. Clark (Cal. Ct. App. - May 17, 2017)

    Kinney v. Clark (Cal. Ct. App. - May 17, 2017)
    Back in 2011, I wrote this, in which I simultaneously expressed my appreciation for the merits of the Court of Appeal's opinion as well as my utter shock that the Bar had done utterly nothing about the underlying attorney, Charles Kinney.…
Rank this Week: 86

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • May 23

    Censure For Driving Through Nebraska With A Reported .392 BAC

    Censure For Driving Through Nebraska With A Reported .392 BAC
    The web page of the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge reports The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties’ conditional admission of misconduct and publicly censured Kristin Lee Knotts (attorney registration number 35918),…
  • May 23

    Confidentially Your

    Confidentially Your
    An attorney was reprimanded by the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility for violating his duty of confidentiality to one client in the course of representing another The Board agrees with the Hearing Committee that a…
  • May 23

    Reciprocity

    Reciprocity
    The New Jersey Supreme Court doubled the proposed sanction of a six-month suspension of an attorney already suspended for three years and facing further charges in a matter involving reciprocal discipline based on a Pennsylvania sanction.…
Rank this Week: 109

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 99

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 106

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 22

    Morse on Mental Disorder

    Morse on Mental Disorder
    Stephen Morse (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted Mental Disorder and Criminal Justice (In Academy for Justice, A Report on Scholarship and Criminal Justice Reform (Erik Luna ed., 2017, Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • May 22

    Darke on The New Mass Carceral Zone

    Darke on The New Mass Carceral Zone
    Sacha Darke (University of Westminster) has posted Surviving in the New Mass Carceral Zone (Darke, S. & Garces, C. (2017) , Prison Service Journal, 229: 2-9) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As regional scholars, statespersons, and critics…
  • May 22

    Podgor on Mad Prosecutor

    Podgor on Mad Prosecutor
    Ellen S. Podgor (Stetson University College of Law) has posted 'What Kind of a Mad Prosecutor' Brought Us this White Collar Case (Forthcoming 41 Vermont Law Review ___ (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Prosecutors have enormous charging…
Rank this Week: 98

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • May 17

    The Potential Adjunctification of Law School Facultie

    The Potential Adjunctification of Law School Facultie
    Under proposed ABA Standard 403, future law schools could have only a handful of full-time faculty members.  If those full-time faculty members teach the first year curriculum, the proposed Standard allows for upper level classes to be…
  • May 12

    Law Schools in the “Age of Accelerations”

    Law Schools in the “Age of Accelerations”
    How can law schools prepare students to enter what Thomas Friedman calls the “Age of Accelerations,” when new technologies, climate change, and globalization will likely reshape the planet, and the legal profession, for decades to…
  • May 12

    Law Schools in the “Age of Accelerations”

    Law Schools in the “Age of Accelerations”
    How can law schools prepare students to enter what Thomas Friedman calls the “Age of Accelerations,” when new technologies, climate change, and globalization will likely reshape the planet, and the legal profession, for decades to…
Rank this Week: 107

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 161

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 23

    Jim Crow School Trivia Question

    Jim Crow School Trivia Question
    Here's a school established during the era of Jim Crow, which was the site of an important protest. The parents from this county were part of the lawsuits leading into Brown. And am I making this too easy by adding...
  • May 22

    Villanova Law Seeks Crim, Writing And L&E VAP'

    Villanova Law Seeks Crim, Writing And L&E VAP'
    This just in: Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law seeks three qualified individuals to serve as Visiting Assistant Professors of Law during 2017-18 academic year. We encourage persons with strong academic records and the…
  • May 21

    The Transition to Self-Conscious Originalism, 1977-1985

    The Transition to Self-Conscious Originalism, 1977-1985
    On December 6, 1984, then-Judge Robert Bork gave a speech to the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) calling on conservatives to combat the theory emanating from the (liberal) legal academy. “Now we need theory,” Bork stated, “theory…
Rank this Week: 128

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • May 20

    Pucker Up Buttercups: It's Mueller Time

    Pucker Up Buttercups: It's Mueller Time
    Scattershooting, while wondering whatever happened to John B. Henderson. The appointment of Bob Mueller as Special Counsel sends an unmistakable signal to every politico, white collar lawyer and potential target in DC. It's time to get…
  • May 18

    Another Major Corruption Scandal Hits Brazil

    Another Major Corruption Scandal Hits Brazil
    As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, the Second Global White Collar Crime Institute will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 7-8, 2017 at the Law Offices of Trench Rossi Watanabe. The program for the...
  • May 18

    Hats Off to Rod Rosenstein

    Hats Off to Rod Rosenstein
    Co-blogger Sol Wisenberg (here) called for Rod Rosenstein to "Hunker down Rod. Your country needs you." There are many who feared that the appointment of a special counsel would not be as neutral as Deputy Attorney General Rod…
Rank this Week: 127

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • May 10

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Christian W. Borek, Comment, Regulation A+: Navigating Equity-Based Crowdfunding under Title IV of the JOBS Act, 47 Cumb. L. Rev. 143…
  • May 2

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Stephen M. Bainbridge, Revitalizing SEC Rule 14a-8's Ordinary Business Exclusion: Preventing Shareholder Micromanagement by Proposal, 85…
  • Apr 24

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Evelyn S. Anderson, Note, Wealth and Knowledge: Strengthening the Economy by Expanding the Qualified Purchaser "Sophisticated"…
Rank this Week: 141

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    New Online: Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusett

    New Online: Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusett
    Our friend David Warrington writes:An organization to which I belong, the Colonial Society of Massachusetts (whose “chief business is to publish documents related to the early history of Massachusetts”) has just made freely…
  • May 23

    Singer on Reconsidering Johnson v. M'Intosh

    Singer on Reconsidering Johnson v. M'Intosh
    Joseph William Singer, Harvard Law School, has posted Indian Title: Unraveling the Racial Context of Property Rights, or How to Stop Engaging in Conquest, which appears in the Albany Government Law Review 10 (2017): 1-.48The case of Johnson…
  • May 22

    A Retrospective on the Work of Hendrik Hartog

    A Retrospective on the Work of Hendrik Hartog
    [We have the following announcement.]“Relationships in/of Law and History: Retrospective on the Work of Hendrik Hartog.”  Hosted by the IDC Law and Humanities Workshop and the University of Haifa Faculty of Law.  Friday,…
Rank this Week: 170

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 23

    Open Marriage

    Open Marriage
    Are open marriages happier ones? The New York Times looks into the question here.
  • May 22

    Oral Arguments Today in 7th Circuit

    Oral Arguments Today in 7th Circuit
    From Indiana Lawyer: The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments in Indiana’s birth certificate dispute for next month. A three-judge panel will hear the case, Ashlee Henderson et al. v. Jerome M. Adams, 17-1141, at 9:30…
  • May 21

    Child Webcam Sex Bust Reveals Widespread Issue

    Child Webcam Sex Bust Reveals Widespread Issue
    From the Detroit News: Mabalacat, Philippines — The suspected pedophile could see people banging on his front door through his security cameras. Were they neighbors? Cops? One had letters on her jacket. As David Timothy Deakin googled…
Rank this Week: 203

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror

    Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror
    James E. PfanderFor the symposium on James Pfander, Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror. Let me first offer a few words of thanks: to my interlocutors for spending some time with, and sharing their thoughts about, the book and…
  • May 21

    Federal Official Liability for Intentional Wrongdoing: Recovering the Past

    Federal Official Liability for Intentional Wrongdoing: Recovering the Past
    Gregory Sisk For the symposium on James Pfander, Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror.In his new book “Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror,” Prof. James Pfander shines a bright spotlight on the “utter…
  • May 19

    Beyond the War on Terror

    Beyond the War on Terror
    Will Baude For the symposium on James Pfander, Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror.Federal courts today are not eager to enforce constitutional rights against individual government officials who are alleged to violate them. Indeed,…
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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 22

    Mala Corbin on Clerks, Free Speech, and Marriage License

    Mala Corbin on Clerks, Free Speech, and Marriage License
    Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has just posted a new essay on SSRN that hits several of the workplace social issues sweet spots connected with LGBTQ rights and claims of conscience: A Free Speech Tale of Two County Clerk Refusals,…
  • May 21

    Michael Green: Sleepless in Fort Worth

    Michael Green: Sleepless in Fort Worth
    Michael Green has been burning the midnight scholarship oil recently. He has posted two articles to SSRN in the last month: The Audacity of Protecting Racist Speech under the National Labor Relations Act, forthcoming 2017 U. Chicago Legal…
  • May 21

    Duffy on Blatt

    Duffy on Blatt
    Christine Duffy (Senior Staff Attorney, ProBono Partnership, photo left) has provided this guest post on Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail, Inc. Seventeen months after oral argument in Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail, Inc., No. 5:14-cv-04822-JFL (E.D.…
Rank this Week: 177

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
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MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • May 31

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community
    Organizations that develop open source software are often inherently fragmented and loosely-networked, which can make governance and decision-making a challenge. In addition, as the open source community grows and becomes more global, so too…
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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
  • Jan 31

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy
    [02/01/29 01:00 AM (edt)]  Classroom Exercises in Asylum AdvocacyCenter for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)Georgetown University 
  • May 16

    Gault @ 50

    Gault @ 50
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  • May 3

    Cradle to Kindergarten

    Cradle to Kindergarten
    No description is available at this time.
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Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • May 23

    OECD publishes major report on land use planning in member countrie

    OECD publishes major report on land use planning in member countrie
    Earlier this month, OECD published The Governance of Land Use: Policy Analysis and Recommendations, which can be viewed freely on its website (and embedded below) or purchased here. The document is a remarkable synthesis of international land…
  • May 22

    Somin et al.: Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective

    Somin et al.: Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective
    Ilya Somin, Iljoong Kim, and Hojun Lee have published Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective, Here is the abstract: The taking of private property for development projects has caused controversy in many nations, where it has often been…
  • May 19

    Just published! 9th edition of Nolon, Salkin, Miller & Rosenbloom's Land Use & Sustainable Development Law now available

    Just published! 9th edition of Nolon, Salkin, Miller & Rosenbloom's Land Use & Sustainable Development Law now available
    I am very pleased to announce the publication this week of the 9th edition of West's Land Use and Sustainable Development Law, a casebook that I was lucky enough to join this year along with John Nolon, Patricia Salkin, and...
Rank this Week: 226

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 22

    Pledging American Exceptionalism: US Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch on International Law

    Pledging American Exceptionalism: US Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch on International Law
    by Anthea Roberts by Anthea Roberts [Anthea Roberts is an Associate Professor at the School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University.] American exceptionalism is nothing new. Nor are debates about whether it is…
  • May 22

    American Law Institute Approves First Portions of Restatement on Foreign Relations Law (Fourth)

    American Law Institute Approves First Portions of Restatement on Foreign Relations Law (Fourth)
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku Big news (for international law nerds)! The full membership of the American Law Institute has approved the first three sections of the new Restatement of U.S. Foreign Relations Law (Fourth).  This is the first…
  • May 14

    Bemba, et al. Sentencing Decision: A Victory with a Bitter Taste

    Bemba, et al. Sentencing Decision: A Victory with a Bitter Taste
    by Ekaterina Kopylova by Ekaterina Kopylova [Ekaterina Kopylova is a PhD candidate at MGIMO-University, Moscow, and a former Legal Assistant with the ICC Office of the Prosecutor.] On March 22, 2017, Trial Chamber VII of the International…
Rank this Week: 223

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 22

    Justice Alito on the growing threat to religious liberty

    Justice Alito on the growing threat to religious liberty
    From the WSJ: Reports KYW Newsradio: Alito, a South Jersey native, spoke candidly about what he perceives as persistent attacks on free-speech rights and religious liberty. A Roman Catholic himself,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 18

    Is "Corporate Governance" a branch of "Moral Psychology"?

    Is "Corporate Governance" a branch of "Moral Psychology"?
    Alan Palmiter has a wonderful new paper out, which I liked immensely. Corporate Governance as Moral Psychology (May 6, 2017). Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 17

    Keith Paul Bishops questions the defunct Harvard Shareholder Rights Project

    Keith Paul Bishops questions the defunct Harvard Shareholder Rights Project
    Here [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • May 22

    Great (Mostly Free) Sites for Effective Research

    Great (Mostly Free) Sites for Effective Research
    At the Michigan Bar Journal (March 2017), Professor Nancy Vettorello surveys many online websites helpful to lawyers: While none of the many free sites offer the sophisticated search abilities of fee-based research services, a few minutes…
  • May 21

    Top Law Schools for Producing Hollywood Lawyer

    Top Law Schools for Producing Hollywood Lawyer
    As I noted in an earlier posting, the Hollywood Reporter has released a list of the top 100 Hollywood entertainment lawyers (here). JDJournal has identified the law schools where the lawyers received their degrees. Here are the top twelve…
  • May 20

    Is Academia a Good Fit for You?

    Is Academia a Good Fit for You?
    Daniel McCormack is a postdoctoral fellow in international politics who is leaving academia for the private sector. At Vitae, he identifies aspects of the academic life that academic aspirants may not have thought about. Though he writes from…
Rank this Week: 277

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 22

    SCOTUS Finds Racial Gerrymander in North Carolina Violates Equal Protection Clause

    SCOTUS Finds Racial Gerrymander in North Carolina Violates Equal Protection Clause
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Cooper v. Harris, formerly McCrory v. Harris, the Court affirmed the findings of a three-judge District Court that North Carolina officials violated…
  • May 21

    Special Counsel Appointment Docs and Reg

    Special Counsel Appointment Docs and Reg
    Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein's press release announcing the appointment of former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to serve as Special Counsel is here. The appointment order is here. The order includes the following authority: to conduct the…
  • May 17

    D.C. Circuit Tosses Backpage.com's Challenge of Senate Subpoena

    D.C. Circuit Tosses Backpage.com's Challenge of Senate Subpoena
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit ruled yesterday that Backpage.com's challenge to a subpoena issued by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations was moot. The court dismissed Backpage.com's case and…
Rank this Week: 235

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • May 22

    Shareholder Wealth Maximization at the Firm Level

    Shareholder Wealth Maximization at the Firm Level
    I ask my Advanced Business Associations students to recognize and process theory and policy and relate them to doctrine at the practical level. This is, as most of you will recognize, a tall order of business for students who have...
  • May 21

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (May 21, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (May 21, 2017)
    Financial Choice Act: "To submit a proposal, SHs would ... need to invest more than $7 billion in Apple." https://t.co/M5h1FqmkFf #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 15, 2017 "California ... equal pay law ...…
  • May 20

    Loyalty to Whom (or What)?

    Loyalty to Whom (or What)?
    Loyalty has been in the news lately. The POTUS, according to some reports, asked former Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") Director James Comey to pledge his loyalty. Assuming the basic veracity of those reports, was the POTUS…
Rank this Week: 282

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 19

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right
    Before my co-blogger Sally Richardson takes over the page with some serious ALPS live-blogging, here's a little something for all the property-commercial law folks (all five of us!)
  • May 17

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant
    Property law produces great characters. Today I have been introduced to yet another great character of property law: Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants. Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants, Abby for short (though I prefer to call her Mrs. Sparklepants because…
  • May 10

    The Ridiculousness of Bailout Takings Claims: AIG Shareholder Litigation

    The Ridiculousness of Bailout Takings Claims: AIG Shareholder Litigation
    (Image Credit: Nick Anderson @The Daily Bail) Yesterday, a court that very few lawyers spend much time thinking about (the US Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit) rendered a decision in an important series of cases regarding the use...
Rank this Week: 264