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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/
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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 4

    Ruskola on Tan on "Legal Orientalism" by Ruskola

    Ruskola on Tan on "Legal Orientalism" by Ruskola
    Teemu Ruskola (Emory University School of Law) has posted A Response to Professor Tan's Review of Legal Orientalism (Harvard Law Review Forum, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This piece is a response to Professor Carol Tan’s…
  • May 4

    Dane on Judaisim & American Legal Scholarship

    Dane on Judaisim & American Legal Scholarship
    Perry Dane (Rutgers School of Law - Camden) has posted Judaism, Pluralism, and Constitutional Glare (Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This short essay will be included in a symposium issue…
  • May 4

    Kerr on Social Norms, Authorization, & Computer Tresspa

    Kerr on Social Norms, Authorization, & Computer Tresspa
    Orin S. Kerr (The George Washington University Law School) has posted Norms of Computer Trespass (Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Federal and state laws prohibit computer trespass, codified as a ban on…
Rank this Week: 52

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 4

    Christians Could Acquiesce On Abortion As With Gay Marriage

    Christians Could Acquiesce On Abortion As With Gay Marriage
    So when Christians take offense at the suggestion that deeply held religious beliefs must change so that women can access abortion, they may be failing to appreciate the tenuous nature of their pro-life hegemony. Not only is Clinton’s…
  • May 4

    Study: Optimism Is Overrated

    Study: Optimism Is Overrated
    (Newser) – A new study delivers a somewhat depressing message: Positive thinking may not be all it's cracked up to be. "I kept hearing about how optimistic mindset was so great, but then you think about all the times that...
  • May 4

    Angelika Graswald, fiancee of missing New York kayaker Vincent Viafore, wrote in diary she wanted him dead, report says - CBS New

    Angelika Graswald, fiancee of missing New York kayaker Vincent Viafore, wrote in diary she wanted him dead, report says - CBS New
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Angelika Graswald, a New York woman accused of killing her fiance and falsely reporting he died in a kayaking accident, says she is wrongfully accused of murder based on outdated entries in her diary. In an interview...
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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

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • May 4

    Ignorance of the Law--by the Police--IS an Excuse (Part 3: More on HEIEN & Ramifications)

    Ignorance of the Law--by the Police--IS an Excuse (Part 3: More on HEIEN & Ramifications)
    In the last post, we discussed the Supreme Court's Heien decision and began to examine its ramifications. Recall that the Court approved, as constitutionally valid, a police officer's stop of an automobile for a faulty brake light. However,…
  • Apr 30

    Ignorance of the Law--by the Police--IS an Excuse (Part 2: Supreme Court's HEIEN decision)

    Ignorance of the Law--by the Police--IS an Excuse (Part 2: Supreme Court's HEIEN decision)
    Consider this: A police officer in a patrol car notices that the car in front of him has only one of the two brake lights working. So the officer alerts the driver to pull over. Has the officer acted reasonably? Is it reasonable for an…
  • Apr 26

    Ignorance of the Law--by the Police--IS an Excuse

    Ignorance of the Law--by the Police--IS an Excuse
    The Supremes and NY's High Court Say So  Ignorance of the law is no excuse, right? Well, almost always. Driving 65 mph because you didn't see the 55 limit posted? No excuse. Thinking it's ok to let your spouse take some of your…
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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/
  • May 4

    Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration’s Addresses on National Security Law

    Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration’s Addresses on National Security Law
    For some time now, Lawfare and the Hoover Institution Press have been serializing our book on the Obama Administration’s speeches on legal policy and national security, . Now, we are pleased to announce, Hoover has…
  • May 4

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Details are still forthcoming about the two gunmen who were killed Sunday in Garland, Texas after opening fire outside a controversial event featuring a contest for cartoon drawings of the Prophet Muhammad. Before they were downed, the gunmen…
  • May 4

    International Law in the U.S. Legal System, 2nd Edition

    International Law in the U.S. Legal System, 2nd Edition
    Curtis A. Bradley (Duke University Law School professor, leading scholar of US foreign relations law and, not least, Friend of Lawfare) is most recently author of  International Law in the U.S. Legal System, 2nd Edition,  which has…
Rank this Week: 94

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 4

    Kamin & Wald on Public Lawyers and Marijuana Regulation

    Kamin & Wald on Public Lawyers and Marijuana Regulation
    Sam Kamin and Eli Wald (University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Denver Sturm College of Law) have posted Public Lawyers and Marijuana Regulation (23(1) The Public Lawyer 14 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • May 4

    Fox & Stein on Watershed

    Fox & Stein on Watershed
    Dov Fox and Alex Stein (University of San Diego: School of Law and Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) have posted Watersheds on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Watershed doctrine governs the conditions under which a…
  • May 4

    Baniel-Stark on Punishing Threats on Social Media

    Baniel-Stark on Punishing Threats on Social Media
    Alessandra Baniel-Stark has posted Comment: Elonis, True Threats, and the Ontology of Facebook (New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy Quorum, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Elonis v. United States, argued…
Rank this Week: 183

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 4

    End of Life Planning

    End of Life Planning
    Planning and communicating about end-of-life issues is one of the most important tasks a family can do. However, there is much confusion among individuals regarding which form is the correct one and who should have a copy? An advance…
  • May 4

    A Virtual Adoption Cannot Be Undone

    A Virtual Adoption Cannot Be Undone
    A person performs a virtual adoption when they orally agree to adopt someone and then act upon the agreement. In order for the parties to act on the agreement by way of partial performance, there must be evidence that the...
  • May 4

    To Gift or Bequeath? That is the Question

    To Gift or Bequeath? That is the Question
    For those who are fortunate to enjoy their retirement and have enough money to leave behind, they might be wondering whether it is best to leave an inheritance or gift their assets? Although the percentage of taxes owed on gifts...
Rank this Week: 155

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: 10

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 4

    WTF is "private law"?

    WTF is "private law"?
    There's a new blog out there called New Private Law. Its editors apparently define "private law" as including "the areas of torts, property, contracts, intellectual property, commercial law, wills... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 4

    Does religious piety reduce agency costs?

    Does religious piety reduce agency costs?
    This looks interesting: Because religious piety induces individuals to be more honest and risk-averse, it makes managers less likely to exploit shareholders, thereby mitigating the agency conflict... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 1

    Harvard Law is an intellectual monoculture

    Harvard Law is an intellectual monoculture
    Report: There are almost no Republican donors teaching at Harvard Law School. Ninety-eight percent of the political donations from faculty go to Democrats. So much for diversity. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    At the Algae Café...

    At the Algae Café...
    ... watch where you swim.Lake Mendota, today.
  • May 4

    Empathy cards.

    Empathy cards.
    "I created this collection of empathy cards for serious illness because I believe we need some better, more authentic ways to communicate about sickness and suffering. 'Get well soon' cards don’t make sense when someone might not.…
  • May 4

    The argument — in Norway — that LSD is a human right.

    The argument — in Norway — that LSD is a human right.
    "EmmaSofia... whose name derives from street slang for MDMA and the Greek word for wisdom, stands in the vanguard of a global movement...."Eager to sidestep the strictures of Norway’s intrusive “nanny state,” [Pal-Orjan]…
Rank this Week: 26

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 4

    Immigrant and Refugee Workers in the Early Childhood Field: Taking a Closer Look

    Immigrant and Refugee Workers in the Early Childhood Field: Taking a Closer Look
    The face of the young child population in the United States is rapidly changing. Today, children of immigrants account for one in four of all those under age 6, and represent all the net growth in this population since 1990....
  • May 4

    GOP Presidential Hopefuls Talk Immigration at Conservative Summit

    GOP Presidential Hopefuls Talk Immigration at Conservative Summit
    The conservative National Review Institute Ideas Summit took place Thursday through Saturday last week. It was an "invitation only" event, which might explain why you didn't attend. But GOP presidential hopefuls Bobby Jindal and…
  • May 4

    Drug Cartel Violence in Michoacán, Mexico

    Drug Cartel Violence in Michoacán, Mexico
    Guest blogger: Lorena Caldera – second-year graduate student, University of San Francisco School of Education This semester I was given the opportunity to volunteer at Centro Legal de La Raza, a non-profit organization in Oakland, which…
Rank this Week: 55

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 4

    Of Privacy Awareness Week and the Canadian Mavens of Reddit’s AMA

    Of Privacy Awareness Week and the Canadian Mavens of Reddit’s AMA
    Privacy Awareness Week runs from May 3 – 9 and is an event hosted by the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities forum (APPA) each year to “promote awareness of privacy issues and the importance of the protection of…
  • May 4

    Legal Business Development: What to Do With the Leads You Acquire at a Conference

    Legal Business Development: What to Do With the Leads You Acquire at a Conference
    I worked with a client the other day to figure out what strategy she should put into place to maximize the 60 business cards she picked up during a 2-day conference that was truly filled with people who are her target market. First and…
  • May 4

    Inside the Lawyer’s Mind Part 4: Sociability

    Inside the Lawyer’s Mind Part 4: Sociability
    Following up on his previous posts on lawyers’ personality traits (autonomy, skepticism) and urgency), Ian Hu (practicePRO and Claims Prevention Counsel at LAWPRO) discusses “sociability”, a person’s desire to meet…
Rank this Week: 41

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 4

    California Fish & Game seeks an experienced attorney

    California Fish & Game seeks an experienced attorney
    Posting this job opening for a friend... California Fish & Game is hiring an "Attorney V" position, which is defined as an attorney with more than 13 years of experience. See more at the link here.
  • May 1

    Land Use Articles Posted to SSRN in April

    Land Use Articles Posted to SSRN in April
    I'm trying something new this month, which is to highlight articles posted to the Property, Land Use & Real Estate Law eJournal in the month of April. To me, this seems an improvement over the previous search I used to...
  • Apr 30

    Macro-Level Determinants of Local Government Interaction

    Macro-Level Determinants of Local Government Interaction
    Fragmentation of local governments remains a key issue for land use law. A new research note by Rebecca Hendrick and Yu Shi, Macro-Level Determinants of Local Government Interaction: How Metropolitan Regions in the United States Compare,…
Rank this Week: 453

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 448

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 4

    5 Ways to Strengthen Your iPad Security

    5 Ways to Strengthen Your iPad Security
    In the March Michigan Bar Journal (p. 46), Catherine Sanders Reach & Bill Latham offer these five suggestions: Set a strong password. Activate the free Find My iPad & Remote Wipe Feature. Set a Time for your iPad to lock...
  • May 3

    "A New Era: Integrating Today's 'Next Gen' Research Tools Ravel and Casetext in the Law School Classroom"

    "A New Era: Integrating Today's 'Next Gen' Research Tools Ravel and Casetext in the Law School Classroom"
    This is a new article by Professors Katrina June Lee, Susan Azyndar, Ingrid Mattson (all from Ohio State Moritz School of Law) and available at 41 Rutgers Computer & Tech. L.J. 31 (2015). From the introduction: The landscape of legal...
  • May 3

    12 Resume Mistakes that Might Cost an Applicant a Job

    12 Resume Mistakes that Might Cost an Applicant a Job
    From LawCrossing, here are 12 items of advice on (not) drafting a resume: 1. Emphasizing responsibilities but not accomplishments -- or, conversely, getting bogged down in minutiae. 2. Telling (instead of showing) the reader how wonderful you…
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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 4

    On the Job! Director, ABA Center on Children and the Law, Washington, DC

    On the Job! Director, ABA Center on Children and the Law, Washington, DC
    The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law is seeking a Director. The Center strives to advance access to justice for children and families, through advocating for law reform and supporting court and legal practice…
  • May 4

    Go On! ESIL – European Court of Human Rights Conference, 5 June

    Go On! ESIL – European Court of Human Rights Conference, 5 June
    A one-day conference entitled The European Convention on Human Rights and General International Law is being organized jointly by the European Court of Human Rights and the European Society for International Law. The…
  • May 4

    Go On! Update, ICC Summer School 2015 (deadline 30 May)

    Go On! Update, ICC Summer School 2015 (deadline 30 May)
    We’ve posted previously about this year’s ICC Summer School from 15-19 June 2015 at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway. Here is an update, with the full list of faculty: The ICC Summer School at…
Rank this Week: 61

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • May 4

    Web Myths and Public Misinformation

    Web Myths and Public Misinformation
    Economist David Friedman has a couple of recent good posts on fraudulent reports that left-handedness is a sin in Judaism and Christianity and that Darwin wrote certain supposed derogatory quotes on races. The left hand and Darwin posts raise…
  • May 1

    Racial Disparities in Imprisonment across States: Why Are They So Much Greater in Liberal States?

    Racial Disparities in Imprisonment across States: Why Are They So Much Greater in Liberal States?
    Steve Sailer’s blog reprinted an interesting table on racial disparities in imprisonment rates. Liberal states imprison many more blacks relative to whites. The deep South has the most equal imprisonment rates. And the liberal states not…
  • Apr 28

    Carlson et al. : Football Players and Lifetime Income

    Carlson et al. : Football Players and Lifetime Income
    "Bankruptcy Rates Among NFL Players with Short-Lived Income Spikes" NBER Working Paper No. w21085 KYLE CARLSON, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences JOSHUA KIM, University of Washington…
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Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • May 4

    ICAO Planning Changes to Technical Instructions on Lithium Battery Packaging

    ICAO Planning Changes to Technical Instructions on Lithium Battery Packaging
    The ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel met last week, and has reportedly agreed to consider proposals for amending the packaging standards for lithium batteries. The batteries create a potential fire hazard that has caused multiple carriers to…
  • Apr 30

    New Issue of IALP

    New Issue of IALP
    The list of articles for the Spring 2015 edition of Issues in Aviation Law & Policy has been released. Titles and authors are listed below. Pai Zheng, Justifications and Limits of ADIZs under Public International Law Úna McLaughlin,…
  • Apr 22

    7th Circuit Denies Attempt to Bring EU 261 Claims in U.S. Court

    7th Circuit Denies Attempt to Bring EU 261 Claims in U.S. Court
    Earlier this month the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Volodarskiy v. Delta Airlines, affirming the opinion of the Northern District Court of Illinois that Regulation 261/2004 of the European Union (EU 261), which…
Rank this Week: 274

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    EFF/OTW DMCA reply comment

    EFF/OTW DMCA reply comment
    Well, that's an alphabet soup.  Here are our reply comments to the opposition from DVDCSS and the MPAA et al. Notably, while opponents assert that remix videos are infringing, they don't oppose extension of the existing…
  • May 4

    District court largely upholds mandatory GE disclosure

    District court largely upholds mandatory GE disclosure
    Grocery Manufacturers Assoc. v. Sorrell, 2015 WL 1931142, No. 5:14–cv–117 (D. Vt. Apr. 27, 2015) Relax, we'll be here for a while. Vermont passed a law, Act 120, requiring that manufacturers and retailers identify…
  • May 4

    Eco-friendliness is functional; so is rustic look of burlap

    Eco-friendliness is functional; so is rustic look of burlap
    Farmgirl Flowers, Inc. v. Bloom That, Inc., No. 14-CV-05657, 2015 WL 1939424 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 28, 2015)Farmgirl, a San Francisco-based florist selling locally farmed arrangements, sought a preliminary injunction against competitor Bloom That…
Rank this Week: 59

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • May 4

    OECD Suggests "Regulated School Choice" Reform for Sweden

    OECD Suggests "Regulated School Choice" Reform for Sweden
    Sweden has been an enthusiastic model for school voucher and choice programs around the world. This week, a new report reopens the debate about Sweden's school choice reforms that may contain lessons for similar efforts in the United States.…
  • May 4

    Indiana School Funding Going Regressive or Just Irrational in Its Assumptions?

    Indiana School Funding Going Regressive or Just Irrational in Its Assumptions?
    Last week, the Indiana House and Senate approved a new school funding formula that local advocates say is regressive. Of the 25 highest income districts in the state, all 25 will see increases under the new budget. Of the 25 lowest income…
  • May 1

    Arkansas Law Review Symposium Issue - Education: The New Civil Right

    Arkansas Law Review Symposium Issue - Education: The New Civil Right
    The Arkansas Law Review's education symposium issue with articles discussing the theme “Education: The New Civil Right,” 68 Ark. L. Rev. 83, 100 (2015), is now available on Westlaw and Lexis. Excerpted from the symposium issue’s…
Rank this Week: 3046

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • May 4

    Congratulations to Scott Butler–2015 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year

    Congratulations to Scott Butler–2015 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year
    Congratulations to Marquette Law graduate, Scott Butler, for being named the 2015 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the Young Lawyer’s Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  Butler is an associate attorney with Fitzpatrick,…
  • May 1

    Welcome to Our May Blogger

    Welcome to Our May Blogger
    Our May guest blogger with be 3L Amy Heart. Many thanks to our previous guest, 3L Elizabeth Oestreich.
  • Apr 28

    New Marquette Lawyer magazine takes long-term view of major issues 

    New Marquette Lawyer magazine takes long-term view of major issues 
    The long-term view: That’s a theme that underlies much of the content in the just-released Spring 2015 issue of Marquette Lawyer magazine. The way events and trends that date back decades shed light on major issues today is at the heart…
Rank this Week: 4783

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 4

    Thomas Reviews Avi-Yonah's Corporate Taxation and Corporate Social Responsibility

    Thomas Reviews Avi-Yonah's Corporate Taxation and Corporate Social Responsibility
    Kathleen DeLaney Thomas (North Carolina), Do Corporate Managers Have a Duty to Avoid Taxes? (Jotwell) (reviewing Reuven S. Avi-Yonah (Michigan), Just Say No: Corporate Taxation and Corporate Social Responsibility, 12 NYU J. L. & Bus. __…
  • May 4

    President Obama Nominates Elizabeth Ann Copeland To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge

    President Obama Nominates Elizabeth Ann Copeland To Be U.S. Tax Court Judge
    White House Press Release (May 1, 2015): Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Elizabeth Ann Copeland as a Judge to the United States Tax Court. ... Elizabeth Ann Copeland, Nominee for Judge, United States Tax Court…
  • May 4

    Covey Receives Inaugural RPTE Award

    Covey Receives Inaugural RPTE Award
    Press Release, ‘Legend’ Richard Covey Recipient of First RPTE Award at Spring Symposia: “I thank you very much,” a humble Richard B. Covey said upon receiving the inaugural 2015 American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust…
Rank this Week: 40

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 4

    People v. Lopez (Cal. Ct. App. - May 5, 2015)

    People v. Lopez (Cal. Ct. App. - May 5, 2015)
    "Defendant has had a substance abuse problem since he was 14 years old. He completed three substance abuse treatment programs between 1986 and 1997, but his substance abuse continued unabated. He was convicted of theft in 1988 and incurred…
  • May 4

    Patterson v. Wagner (9th Cir. - May 4, 2015)

    Patterson v. Wagner (9th Cir. - May 4, 2015)
    This morning's case highlights that even well-considered treaties, crafted by sophisticated international lawyers on both side, may still be totally ambiguous.  The ambiguity here is from an extradition treaty with South Korea that says…
  • May 1

    U.S. v. Brown (9th Cir. - May 1, 2015)

    U.S. v. Brown (9th Cir. - May 1, 2015)
    I didn't know that you could be convicted in federal court by an 11-person jury.  Apparently you can.Or at least you can in the modern era.  In the old days, you had a right to a verdict by a 12-person jury in federal court, even…
Rank this Week: 220

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 4

    Hu on Financial Innovation

    Hu on Financial Innovation
    Henry T. C. Hu has posted Financial Innovation and Governance Mechanisms: The Evolution of Decoupling and Transparency on SSRN with the following abstract: Financial innovation has fundamental implications for the key substantive and…
  • May 2

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Christian At, Sylvain Beal & Pierre-Henri Morand, Freezeout, Compensation Rules, and Voting Equilibria, 41 Int'l Rev. L. & Econ. 91…
  • May 1

    National Business Law Scholars Conference: Reopened Call for Paper

    National Business Law Scholars Conference: Reopened Call for Paper
    Details are available here.
Rank this Week: 280

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • May 4

    National Business Law Scholars Conference

    National Business Law Scholars Conference
    The National Business Law Scholars Conference has extended its CFP through May 8. They've announced two fantastic keynote speakers and...
  • May 4

    Family Film Blogging: Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Family Film Blogging: Avengers: Age of Ultron
    I can't decide if I have post-Ultron depression or if this sequel just isn't that great. My kids and I...
  • May 4

    Shareholder Activism Redux

    Shareholder Activism Redux
    It's an evergreen topic, so perhaps it is worth pointing you to this column by Stephen Davidoff Solomon on the...
Rank this Week: 91

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 4

    Conference: Fighting Inequality: Class, Race, and Power

    Conference: Fighting Inequality: Class, Race, and Power
    [We have the following announcement.]Fighting Inequality: Class, Race, and Power is a joint conference of the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the Working-Class Studies Association, hosted by Georgetown University’s…
  • May 4

    Funk on Fusion in the Field Code

    Funk on Fusion in the Field Code
    Kellen R. Funk, a doctoral candidate in History at Princeton University and a former Yale Legal History Fellow, has posted Equity without Chancery: The Fusion of Law and Equity in the Field Code of Civil Procedure, New York 1846-76, which is…
  • May 4

    Cushman on McReynolds's Other Law Clerk

    Cushman on McReynolds's Other Law Clerk
    Scholarship on the legal secretaries of the justices long eclipsed by the eminences who clerked for Brandeis, Cardozo, Holmes and Stone keeps on coming.  The latest is from the Supreme Court Historical Society’s Clare Cushman:…
Rank this Week: 87

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 439

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • May 4

    The Rise of the Model Law as a Mode of Governance

    The Rise of the Model Law as a Mode of Governance
    This post was written by Nate Ela, of COWS A while back, we noted a forthcoming article by Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, which asked who passes business’s model laws. We’ve been keeping our eyes out for other writing on model laws,…
  • Apr 29

    "Reviving Legislative Generality"

    "Reviving Legislative Generality"
    The title of this post is the title of an interesting new article authored by Evan Zoldan, available on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Supreme Court does not recognize a constitutional principle disfavoring special legislation, that is,…
  • Apr 28

    AALS Call for Papers: “New Voices in Legislation”

    AALS Call for Papers: “New Voices in Legislation”
    The AALS Section on Legislation & Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a “New Voices in Legislation” program during the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting in New York, NY. This works-in-progress program…
Rank this Week: 3063

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 4

    FAN 58.1 (First Amendment News) Alan Morrison, “Williams-Yulee – The ruling with no real-world impact”

    FAN 58.1 (First Amendment News) Alan Morrison, “Williams-Yulee – The ruling with no real-world impact”
    My friend Alan Morrison recently sent me a few short observations he had concerning the new ruling in Williams-Yulle v. Florida State Bar. I thought his comments might be of some interest to FAN readers. Alan is the…
  • May 4

    CALL FOR PAPERS (EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 8, 2015)

    CALL FOR PAPERS (EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 8, 2015)
    National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) Thursday & Friday, June 4-5, 2015 Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ This is the sixth annual meeting of the NBLSC, a conference which annually draws together legal scholars…
  • May 2

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 68, Number 3

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 68, Number 3
    The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our April 2015 issue: ARTICLES Derek W. Black, Federalizing Education by Waiver?, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 607 (2015). Shu-Yi Oei & Diane Ring, Human Equity? Regulating the New…
Rank this Week: 101

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 4

    Exclusive Submission Period: Northern Illinois University Law Review

    Exclusive Submission Period: Northern Illinois University Law Review
    This just in: The Northern Illinois University Law Review is conducting an exclusive review for Volume 36-1. Articles for review should be submitted by Friday, May 8th and will be evaluated Friday, May 15th. By submitting an article, you…
  • May 4

    Soongsil University Seeks American Law Professor

    Soongsil University Seeks American Law Professor
    This just in: Soongsil University, located in Seoul, South Korea, seeks a professor for it's Global Law Department in the College of Law. The school offers a 2 year contract with the possibility of unlimited renewal. Soongsil's College of…
  • May 4

    Future Environmental Law Profs Workshop

    Future Environmental Law Profs Workshop
    Pace Law School will host a workshop for aspiring environmental law professors on September 18, 2015. From the sponsors: Designed for visiting assistant professors, fellows, researchers, law clerks, practitioners and others who are, or plan…
Rank this Week: 130

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
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The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 4

    CNN Column: Garland Shooting

    CNN Column: Garland Shooting
    Killing someone you disagree with is not “wide open and robust debate.” See We don’t shoot people for bigoted views, at CNN. Filed under: misc
  • May 3

    The Raunchy Version of Louie Louie — Lyrics Are Public Domain?

    The Raunchy Version of Louie Louie — Lyrics Are Public Domain?
    I recently wrote about the two year FBI investigation into the song Louie Louie. Read it here. The short version, some blueballed fuckhead agents and uptight feminists lost their shit at the thought that Louie Louie might be corrupting our…
  • May 3

    Avijit Roy and Rafida Ahmed Bonya – These Are What Heroes Look Like

    Avijit Roy and Rafida Ahmed Bonya – These Are What Heroes Look Like
    While this happened a few months ago, I happened to be pretty tied up at the time. I can not let any more time pass without a post honoring Avijit Roy and Rafida Ahmed Bonya. And it came to mind today, because finally an organization came…
Rank this Week: 359

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • May 4

    The European Court of Justice Rules on Obesity Discrimination

    The European Court of Justice Rules on Obesity Discrimination
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) has prepared a briefing sheet on the recent ruling of the European Court of Justice Rules on obesity dicrimination. Click here to view it. Hat tip to Sheila Ward at the American Society...
  • May 4

    2015 International Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting

    2015 International Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting
    The International Association of Law Schools (IALS) has announced that it will hold its Ninth Annual Meeting in beautiful Segovia, Spain from 27-29 October 2015. The theme of this year's Annual Meeting is "Developing Standards for Global…
  • May 4

    Europe continues to struggle with response to migrants at sea

    Europe continues to struggle with response to migrants at sea
    Almost six thousand more migrants were rescued from the Mediterrean Sea over the weekend attempting the journey from northern Africa to Europe. Ten bodies were also recovered. The migrants were found in a variety of small crafts described as…
Rank this Week: 682

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 674

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/
  • May 4

    Burlap Flower Wraps Aren’t Protectable Trade Dress–Farmgirl v. Bloom That

    Burlap Flower Wraps Aren’t Protectable Trade Dress–Farmgirl v. Bloom That
    Farmgirl sells flowers in San Francisco. It wraps its flower arrangements in recycled coffee burlap sacks. Here is an example I found on their website: Farmgirl spurred competition from Bloom That, which replicated Farmgirl’s use of…
  • May 4

    Details on the Celebration of Dr. Gail Schlachter Hauser’s Life (Cross-Post From Personal Blog)

    Details on the Celebration of Dr. Gail Schlachter Hauser’s Life (Cross-Post From Personal Blog)
    [My apologies for cross-posting this from my personal blog, but it’s such an important matter to me that I wanted to share it here as well.] Last week, my mom, Dr. Gail Schlachter Hauser, died tragically and unexpectedly. On May...
  • May 3

    Q4 2014 & Q1 2015 Quick Links Part 8 (Copyright, Media)

    Q4 2014 & Q1 2015 Quick Links Part 8 (Copyright, Media)
    Copyright * Comments on Blurrred Lines jury verdict. NY Times. Raustiala & Sprigman. The defense attorney. Tim Wu. Eriq Gardner. Wendy Gordon. Judith Finell musicologist’s expert report.  NY Times: “Owing to the…
Rank this Week: 345

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

Covers legal education and the legal industry. By Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • May 4

    Remembering Greg Lastowka (1968-2015)

    Remembering Greg Lastowka (1968-2015)
    On the same day I lost my mom, I also lost a close colleague: Greg Lastowka, a law professor at Rutgers-Camden Law School. Greg was one of the leading Internet Law scholars in the world, and our paths crossed countless...
  • May 4

    Details on the Celebration of Dr. Gail Schlachter Hauser’s Life

    Details on the Celebration of Dr. Gail Schlachter Hauser’s Life
    Dr. Gail Schlachter Hauser died tragically and unexpectedly on April 27, 2015. On May 17, 2015, 4-6 pm, we will celebrate her life at Congregation Beth Am (Los Altos Hills) in the Beit Kehillah Room. Although the EventBrite system refers...
  • May 3

    Initial Reflections on Losing a Parent (Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015)

    Initial Reflections on Losing a Parent (Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015)
    My mom was a survivor. She always seemed to overcome every challenge she encountered. So when I dropped her off Monday morning for a routine biopsy that the doctor said had a 1% mortality rate, I never imagined she would...
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 192

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 378

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 4

    “Be The Best Mom You Can Be: A Practical Guide To Raising Whole Children In A Broken Generation” By Marina Slayton and Gregory Slayton

    “Be The Best Mom You Can Be: A Practical Guide To Raising Whole Children In A Broken Generation” By Marina Slayton and Gregory Slayton
    Mother’s Day is upon up Sunday, and here’s a great gift for the young or soon-to-be mom in your life, from Marina and Gregory Slayton, Be The Best Mom You Can Be: A Practical Guide To Raising Whole Children In A Broken…
  • May 4

    Ex-Im Bank: American soft power at its best

    Ex-Im Bank: American soft power at its best
    Monday’s radio show will feature a debate on the Export-Import Bank and whether the Congress ought to “reauthorize” it — which means keep the 81-year-old agency alive and assisting America’s exporters in a…
  • May 4

    The Importance of History

    The Importance of History
    Last Thursday, Charles Krauthammer wrote of the historical fiction of “Wolf Hall.”  For the uninitiated, Krauthammer describes it this way: “Wolf Hall,” the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the…
Rank this Week: 1565

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    The Federalist Structure of Trademark Law Fosters Robust Public Debate

    The Federalist Structure of Trademark Law Fosters Robust Public Debate
    The following post is by Robert L. Tsai and Christine Haight Farley (both of American); it is their third guest post on the Washington Professional Football Team trademark case. It is cross-posted at the PrawfsBlawg.In recent days, following…
  • May 1

    The NCAA: What IS Their Mission?

    The NCAA: What IS Their Mission?
    If you visit the NCAA's homepage, the organization boldly declares "Student-athlete success on the field, in the classroom and in life is at the heart of our mission."Let's evaluate that claim with two recent statements made by the…
  • Apr 28

    Aesthetic rule

    Aesthetic rule
    Slate's Hang Up and Listen devoted its first segment to the (problem?) of a Hack-a-[Blank], thr strategy of intentionally fouling a poor free throw shooter away from the ball throughout the game. They discuss whether it works, whether it…
Rank this Week: 870

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 4

    The Federalist Structure of Trademark Law Fosters Robust Public Debate

    The Federalist Structure of Trademark Law Fosters Robust Public Debate
    The following post is by Robert L. Tsai and Christine Haight Farley (both of American); it is their third guest post on the Washington Professional Football Team trademark case. It is cross-posted at the Sports Law Blog. In recent days,…
  • May 4

    The Conference Manifesto

    The Conference Manifesto
    At the New York Times "The Stone" page is Christy Wampole's "The Conference Manifesto." The "manifesto" opens with this: We are weary of academic conferences. We are humanists who recognize very little humanity…
  • May 4

    Welcome Change to Fed. R. Civ. P. 34 (Document Production)

    Welcome Change to Fed. R. Civ. P. 34 (Document Production)
    Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court transmitted to Congress amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which will go into effect on December 1, 2015, absent Congressional action. There are a few goodies in these proposed amendments.…
Rank this Week: 99

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • May 4

    "Ethical Issues Surrounding Concussions and Player Safety in Professional Ice Hockey"

    "Ethical Issues Surrounding Concussions and Player Safety in Professional Ice Hockey"
    "Ethical Issues Surrounding Concussions and Player Safety in Professional Ice Hockey" by Jeffrey G. Caron and Gordon A. Bloom has been published in the most recent issue in Neuroethics: Abstract Concussions in professional sports have…
  • May 1

    "Framing the Debate: Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury"

    "Framing the Debate: Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury"
    "Framing the Debate: Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury" by L. Syd M. Johnson, Brad Partridge, and Frederic Gilbert has been published in the most recent issue in Neuroethics: Abstract Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)…
  • Apr 30

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): This Is a Baby’s Brain on Pain, TIME In The Popular Press: The Brain of a Tinnitus Sufferer, New York Times Sugar as a Stress Reliever, New York Times: Well Blog Neurons Rewrite Their DNA...
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ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • May 4

    Another Transparency Issue: Conditional Merit-Based Scholarship

    Another Transparency Issue: Conditional Merit-Based Scholarship
    One of the ways in which law schools are allegedly inadequately transparent is in the award of merit scholarships conditional on the students’ achievement of a certain grade point average (GPA), usually 3.0, in law school. The New York…
  • May 1

    Caveat Vendor in a Banksy Sale in Gaza?

    Caveat Vendor in a Banksy Sale in Gaza?
    In March, while I was co-teaching a course called International Humanitarian Law in Israel and Palestine with Professor Yaël Ronen, I visited Bethlehem with my students. Among other things, we saw the image at left, attributed to Banksy, on…
  • Apr 30

    Siloing: The Next Unneeded Import from Undergraduate Education

    Siloing: The Next Unneeded Import from Undergraduate Education
    Silos, by Scott Davis I don't know if this is a thing yet, and I hope it doesn't become one, but I have been hearing, here and there, from people involved in legal education reform, that we need to combat...
Rank this Week: 276

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Kamperman Sanders: The Principle of National Treatment in International Economic Law

    Kamperman Sanders: The Principle of National Treatment in International Economic Law
    Anselm Kamperman Sanders (Maastricht Univ. - Law) has published The Principle of National Treatment in International Economic Law: Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property (Edward Elgar Publishing 2014). Contents include: Thomas Cottier…
  • May 4

    Call for Papers: Rights, Identities and the Public Space

    Call for Papers: Rights, Identities and the Public Space
    For the 2015 Critical Legal Conference on "Law, Space and the Political," to be held in Wrocław on September 3-5, 2015, the organizers invite the submission of papers for a stream on "Rights, Identities and the Public Space." Here's the…
  • May 4

    Bungenberg & Hobe: Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resource

    Bungenberg & Hobe: Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resource
    Marc Bungenberg (Universität des Saarlandes - Law) & Stephan Hobe (Universität zu Köln - Law) have published Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources (Springer 2015). Contents include:Stephan Hobe, Evolution of the…
Rank this Week: 30