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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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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/
  • Sep 24

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 279 Sexual Advance Directives Alexander A. Boni-Saenz Chicago-Kent College of Law Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2016 2 217 What is an International Crime? (A Revisionist…
  • Sep 23

    Shearing & Stenning on Modern Private Security

    Shearing & Stenning on Modern Private Security
    Clifford Shearing and Philip Stenning (Griffith Institute of Criminology and Griffith University) have posted Modern Private Security: Its Growth and Implications (In: Tonry, M. & Morris, N. Eds. Crime and Justice: An Annual Review of…
  • Sep 23

    Loughnam & Ward on Psychiatry and Criminal Responsibility

    Loughnam & Ward on Psychiatry and Criminal Responsibility
    Arlie Loughnan and Tony Ward (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law and University of Hull - School of Law) have posted Emergent Authority and Expert Knowledge: Psychiatry and Criminal Responsibility in the UK (International Journal of Law…
Rank this Week: 142

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 24

    manfaat minyak lavender untuk kecantikan yang bagus untuk kulit

    manfaat minyak lavender untuk kecantikan yang bagus untuk kulit
     Penemuan mengenai manfaat minyak esensial kepada muka menjadikan wanita berawal memberikan perangkat perawatan ini dalam ritual kecantikannya. Beberapa bahan alami yang terdapat dalam tiap-tiap tetesnya, berguna kepada melembapkan kulit…
  • Sep 22

    cara memakai dan melepaskan softlens untuk pemula

    cara memakai dan melepaskan softlens untuk pemula
     Selanjutnya awalnya softlens atau lensa kontak cuma dipakai yang menjadi alat bantu saksikan untuk seorang yang menanggung derita mata minus terkecuali kaca mata. Tetapi baru-baru ini, pemakaian softlens pula yang menjadi tren fashion.…
  • Sep 20

    cara memutihkan kuku kuning anda

    cara memutihkan kuku kuning anda
     Kuku yang berwarna serta berupa aneh dapat jadi satu diantara tanda penyakit serius misal penyakit lever, paru-paru, ginjal, atau belum nutrisi. Walau demikian, kuku yang berwarna kuning mungkin saja tidak tunjukkan permasalahan organ…
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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

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 24

    Interlocutory Appeal Unavailable In Ministerial Exception Case

    Interlocutory Appeal Unavailable In Ministerial Exception Case
    In Trinity Christian School v. Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities, 2016 Conn. Super. LEXIS 2256 (CT Super. Ct., Aug. 22, 2016), a Connecticut trial court dismissed an interlocutory appeal from a decision of the state Commission on…
  • Sep 24

    Hearing On Hyde Amendment And Born Alive Protection Act

    Hearing On Hyde Amendment And Born Alive Protection Act
    Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing titled The Ultimate Civil Right: Examining the Hyde Amendment and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.  The hearing was…
  • Sep 23

    Religious Scholar Among Recipients of Nation Medals of Arts and Humanitie

    Religious Scholar Among Recipients of Nation Medals of Arts and Humanitie
    Yesterday President Obama presented the 2015 National Medals of the Arts and Humanities to 22 awardees. (Full text of President's remarks.) Among them was Princeton Professor of Religion Elaine Pagels, who has written widely on…
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Sep 24

    Terry Jones of Monty Python diagnosed with rare dementia - CNN.com

    Terry Jones of Monty Python diagnosed with rare dementia - CNN.com
    (CNN)Terry Jones, best known for his part in the British comedy group Monty Python, has been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts confirmed today. via www.cnn.com This isn't very funny.
  • Sep 24

    How Hillary's Campaign Is (Almost Certainly) Using Big Data - Scientific American Blog Network

    How Hillary's Campaign Is (Almost Certainly) Using Big Data - Scientific American Blog Network
    Analytics will win votes this year. Science, as it did in 2012, is playing an important role for mass voter persuasion in the U.S. presidential race. It’s a numbers game: Predictive analytics targets campaign activities, strengthening a…
  • Sep 24

    Australia Is Drifting So Fast GPS Can't Keep Up

    Australia Is Drifting So Fast GPS Can't Keep Up
    Australia is not quite where you think it is. The continent has shifted by 4.9 feet since the last adjustment was made to GPS coordinates in 1994, reports the New York Times. via news.nationalgeographic.com
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 146

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
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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/
  • Sep 24

    Download of the Week: "History's Lessons for Wartime Military Tribunals" by Lederman

    Download of the Week: "History's Lessons for Wartime Military Tribunals" by Lederman
    The Download of the Week is If George Washington Did it, Does that Make it Constitutional? : History's Lessons for Wartime Military Tribunals by Martin Lederman. Here is the abstract: Congress has recently authorized military commissions to…
  • Sep 23

    Joyner on the Chemical & Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Regime

    Joyner on the Chemical & Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Regime
    Daniel Joyner (University of Alabama - School of Law) has posted The Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Regime (International Law and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Oxford University Press, 2009)) on SSRN.…
  • Sep 23

    Holroyd & Picinali on Self-Defence & the Reasonable Person

    Holroyd & Picinali on Self-Defence & the Reasonable Person
    Jules Holroyd and Federico Picinali (University of Sheffield and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)) have posted Implicit Bias, Self-Defence, and the Reasonable Person (The Criminal Law’s Person, edited by Claes…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • Sep 24

    ­Questions to Ask at a Client Interview

    ­Questions to Ask at a Client Interview
    At Attorney at Work, Linda Hazelton offers a set of statements and questions to use when interviewing a client. She organizes them under four headings: Setting the Stage, Opener, Potential Questions, and Wrap-up. You can access the question…
  • Sep 24

    Emotional intelligence as legal practice skill

    Emotional intelligence as legal practice skill
    This is an older article by Professor Majorie Silver (Touro) but only recently posted on SSRN here that I figured some of our readers might be interested in. The full title is Emotional Intelligence and Legal Education and was first...
  • Sep 24

    Meditation for Law Students: Mindfulness Practice as Experiential Learning by Teresa Brostoff

    Meditation for Law Students: Mindfulness Practice as Experiential Learning by Teresa Brostoff
    Meditation for Law Students: Mindfulness Practice as Experiential Learning by Teresa Brostoff. Abstract: In today’s competitive law school environment, research indicates that many students arrive in law school with anxiety or emotional…
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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/
  • Sep 24

    [Ilya Somin] Donald Trump’s expanded Supreme Court list changes nothing

    [Ilya Somin] Donald Trump’s expanded Supreme Court list changes nothing
    Utah Senator Mike Lee – one of the people on Trump’s expanded list of possible Supreme Court nominees. On Friday, Donald Trump issued an expanded list of potential Supreme Court nominees, adding ten more names to the list of…
  • Sep 23

    [Eugene Volokh] California repeals ban on use of assembly video for political purpose

    [Eugene Volokh] California repeals ban on use of assembly video for political purpose
    As I mentioned a few months ago, Brad Benbrook, Steve Duvernay and I have been representing the Firearms Policy Coalition in its First Amendment challenge to a curious California statute — California Penal Code § 9026.5, which…
  • Sep 23

    [Ilya Somin] Time to get moving on making it easier for Americans to move

    [Ilya Somin] Time to get moving on making it easier for Americans to move
    A U-Haul moving truck. Historically, migration and “voting with your feet” have been a tremendous boon to the poor and oppressed of the world. It has enabled them to find better employment and housing, increase their welfare in…
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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/
  • Sep 24

    JOTWELL: Erbsen on Gilles on arbitration and doctrine

    JOTWELL: Erbsen on Gilles on arbitration and doctrine
    The new Courts Law essay comes from Allan Erbsen (Minnesota), reviewing Myriam Gilles, The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the End of Law (U. Ill. L. Rev.), exploring how the use of private dispute resolution, especially…
  • Sep 22

    Learning Outcomes as the New Strategic Planning

    Learning Outcomes as the New Strategic Planning
    As any law school seeking to comply with the standards of the American Bar Association's Council on Legal Education knows Standards 30, 302, 314, and 315 have been revised to require law schools to adopt learning outcomes and then to evaluate…
  • Sep 22

    Accessing Title IV $$: 90/10 or 85/15... does it matter?

    Accessing Title IV $$: 90/10 or 85/15... does it matter?
    The U.S. Department of Education takes a pretty hands-off approach to deciding which colleges are entitled to receive student financial aid under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. Generally, institutions must merely be licensed by the…
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 24

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post
    Florida Law Prof Writes 24-Page Critique Of Graduate Tax Program: Go Online Or Shut Down — 'Hiring More Tax Faculty Is Like Hiring More Sailors To Man The Titanic Once It Has Hit The Iceberg' Paul Caron's Take On Robert Rhee's Critique Of…
  • Sep 24

    2016-17 World University Ranking

    2016-17 World University Ranking
    London-based Times Higher Education has released its annual World University Rankings of the Top 980 universities in the world, based on this methodology of 13 variables in five categories: Here are the Top 25 Universities in the World, along…
  • Sep 24

    Obama Has Redistributed More Wealth To Bottom 99% Through Tax Code Than Any Administration Since At Least 1960

    Obama Has Redistributed More Wealth To Bottom 99% Through Tax Code Than Any Administration Since At Least 1960
    Wall Street Journal, The White House Says Its Policies Slashed the Income Gap: One of the big criticisms of the current economic expansion—and also the one that ran from 2001 through 2007—is that most of the gains accrued to the best off,…
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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
  • Sep 24

    Conference: Cross Border Family Litigation in Europe. The Brussels IIbis Recast (Milan, 14 october 2016)

    Conference: Cross Border Family Litigation in Europe. The Brussels IIbis Recast (Milan, 14 october 2016)
    The University of Milan (Department of International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies) will host on Friday 14 October 2016 (14h00) a conference on “Cross border family litigation in Europe. The Brussels IIbis recast“.…
  • Sep 22

    Opening of the European and Private International law Section in Blog Droit Européen

    Opening of the European and Private International law Section in Blog Droit Européen
    Many thanks to Alexia Pato, PhD candidate at the Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, for this piece of news. And my best wishes! Today, blog droit européen officially celebrates the opening of its European and private international…
  • Sep 21

    Comity or Compulsion

    Comity or Compulsion
    On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision reversing a $147.8 million price-fixing judgment against two Chinese manufacturers of Vitamin C. The plaintiffs alleged that the Chinese manufacturers…
Rank this Week: 322

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Sep 24

    Nominations for 2017 AALS Section Award

    Nominations for 2017 AALS Section Award
    The Awards Committee for the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research is pleased to solicit nominations for the 2017 Section Award. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has made a…
  • Sep 23

    Stupid Bluebook Rule

    Stupid Bluebook Rule
    The 20th edition of the Bluebook requires a citation to a Restatement to include "American Law Institute" in the parenthetical with the year of publication. For example: Restatement (Third) of Unfair Competition § 3 (Am. Law Inst.…
  • Sep 22

    Moot Court Competition Announcement

    Moot Court Competition Announcement
    If anyone who serves double-duty as a Moot Court Advisor is looking for a new competition for your students, please see the below announcement of UNLV Boyd School of Law's Second Annual Frank A. Shreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition....
Rank this Week: 495

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 24

    The untold stories of Japanese war bride

    The untold stories of Japanese war bride
    After World War II, tens of thousands of Japanese women moved with their new husbands, American soldiers, and assimilated into American culture. Photo courtesy of the Washington Post Kathryn Tolbert, who co-directed the film, “Fall Seven…
  • Sep 24

    Congressman John Lewis on the Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

    Congressman John Lewis on the Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
    American hero John Lewis has posted this statement on the White House Blog: I've been waiting to see this day for 15 years -- and in some ways, my whole life. I've loved history ever since I was a little...
  • Sep 24

    Say It Ain't So, Joe: Ted Cruz Announces Support for Donald Trump

    Say It Ain't So, Joe: Ted Cruz Announces Support for Donald Trump
    Senator Ted Cruz has announced his support for Donald Trump for President. It was not that long ago that Cruz was booed off the stage at the Republican Convention for refusing to endorse Trump. KJ Related articles Was Ted Cruz...
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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/
  • Sep 24

    The Lawfare Podcast: Judge Laurence Silberman on the Birth of NSD

    The Lawfare Podcast: Judge Laurence Silberman on the Birth of NSD
    Last week, the National Security Division of the Justice Department celebrated its 10th anniversary by holding a major conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Judge Laurence Silberman, the intellectual and policy…
  • Sep 24

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes argued that President Obama should not pardon Edward Snowden but should consider commuting Chelsea Manning’s sentence. Wittes also responded to critics of the Washington Post editorial page…
  • Sep 23

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Efforts to revitalize U.S.-Russian cooperation have stalled after the collapse of the Syrian ceasefire, reports the Washington Post. American officials have confirmed that, despite previous hopes, there are no plans for intelligence-sharing…
Rank this Week: 220

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 679

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 24

    Article on Generation-Inflation Index for Taxation

    Article on Generation-Inflation Index for Taxation
    Alyssa A. DiRusso recently published an Article entitled, The Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax and Sociological Shifts in Generational Length: Proposing a Generation-Inflation Index for Taxation, 41 Am. C. Tr. & Est. Couns. L.J. 307 (Fall…
  • Sep 24

    Appointing a Conservator

    Appointing a Conservator
    We often hear about estate-planning proceedings dealing with probates and guardianships, but what about conservatorships? A conservatorship is available to deal with the property of an absentee or to address judgments that involve the…
  • Sep 23

    Article on the Limits of the Federal Arbitration Act

    Article on the Limits of the Federal Arbitration Act
    David Horton recently published an Article entitled, The Limits of Testamentary Arbitration, 58 Fla. L. Rev. Forum (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This is an invited reply to Professor E. Gary Spitko's provocative and…
Rank this Week: 31

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Sep 24

    Venezuela

    Venezuela
    John Dizard has a useful, and clearly written, piece on the lay of the land in this morning's FT. What puzzles me is why PDVSA, the national oil company, has not done a UK scheme of arrangement or a US...
  • Sep 22

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Cities: Ninth Circuit Update

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Cities: Ninth Circuit Update
    "But Chapter 9 has awakened, and we do not presume further disputes over its interpretive and practical complexities will remain long at rest." So says a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Deocampo v....
  • Sep 21

    Is It Time for the CFPB to Regulate Retail Bank Employee Compensation?

    Is It Time for the CFPB to Regulate Retail Bank Employee Compensation?
    It doesn't take a genius to figure out that incentive-based compensation like the type featured in Wells Fargo's current and previous consent orders has the potential to encourage fraud and steering of consumers into inappropriate products in…
Rank this Week: 316

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/
  • Sep 24

    Wait a Minute! Let's Think About the Mathematics of Bar Passage

    Wait a Minute! Let's Think About the Mathematics of Bar Passage
    For most states, you must graduate from an ABA accredited law school to be eligible to take the bar exam at all. As Florida has been the main topic of conversation in the current discussion, I will use it as...
  • Sep 24

    CFP: The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform

    CFP: The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform
    This just in. Symposium on The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in memory of Alessandro Pizzorusso Scuola Sant’Anna 24 May 2017 Pisa, Italy Convened…
  • Sep 23

    In appreciation of ...

    In appreciation of ...
    This week, as I join everybody in the lounge, I’d like to chat about what might be considered the opposite side of the “Ethic of Caring in Teaching” coin - appreciation. As I watch the accolades pour in to pay...
Rank this Week: 357

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 24

    Economic Policy and the Presidential Campaign

    Economic Policy and the Presidential Campaign
    by Neil H. BuchananLike Professors Colb and Dorf, I write a biweekly column for Justia's Verdict legal commentary website.  Our standard practice is to write an associated Dorf on Law post the same day that a Verdict column is published,…
  • Sep 23

    How the US Looks From Afar These Day

    How the US Looks From Afar These Day
    By William HausdorffWhat image does the US have abroad these crazy days? And do we care? In national elections, people are naturally inwardly focused on what the election may mean for them, their families, and their communities. But as viewed…
  • Sep 22

    Questions for Judge Katzmann

    Questions for Judge Katzmann
    by Michael DorfYesterday, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit--Chief Judge Katzmann, Judge Hall, and Judge Wesley--heard oral arguments here at Cornell Law School rather than in their usual courthouse at Foley Square…
Rank this Week: 216

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Sep 24

    Legal Ed Videos on Teaching

    Legal Ed Videos on Teaching
    Hat tip to Dr. Victoria Sutton, Texas Tech Law's Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, for alerting me to the collection of videos from the Igniting Law Teaching conference in 2015 found on the Legal Ed web pages. You...
  • Sep 23

    Help

    Help
    I have reached the age where I have a lot of "back in my day" thoughts. EDM makes my head hurt. Modern movies are terrible. I hate how connected people are with phones. I hate ball parks named after corporations....
  • Sep 22

    Predicting Success? Exciting Research from the Western Heart of Texa

    Predicting Success? Exciting Research from the Western Heart of Texa
    There’s exciting research work going on in West Texas, entitled: “Will I Pass the Bar Exam? Predicting Student Success Using LSAT Scores and Law School Performance,” co-written by Dr. Katherine Austin, Professor Catherine (Cassie)…
Rank this Week: 497

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/
  • Sep 24

    Thinking about Therano

    Thinking about Therano
    I’m sure I’m not alone in having followed the spectacular fall of Theranos over the past year. Elizabeth Holmes was a fairytale come to life – and now, the main question seems to be whether she intentionally defrauded her investors...
  • Sep 23

    "Distraction Sickness"

    "Distraction Sickness"
    In January 2015, I wrote about a resolution to take a break from e-mails on Saturdays. That resolution failed, quickly. Since then, I have been thinking a lot about my relationship with e-mail. On one hand, I get a lot...
  • Sep 22

    What Do Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and 220 Law Professors Have in Common?

    What Do Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and 220 Law Professors Have in Common?
    Lately, I’ve been researching the twelve nation Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty (“TPP”) because I am looking at investor-state dispute settlements (ISDS) in my work in progress proposing a model bilateral investment treaty between the…
Rank this Week: 2402

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Sep 24

    Non-Apology Apologies, Ethics, and Lawyer

    Non-Apology Apologies, Ethics, and Lawyer
    In my post, Non-Apology Apologies, Part 2, I briefly described Wells Fargo’s acceptance of responsibility but refusal to apologize for its fraudulent practices in creating accounts without customers’ authorization. This post…
  • Sep 21

    Schedule for the Tower of Babel Symposium

    Schedule for the Tower of Babel Symposium
    The University of Missouri’s symposium, Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding, will take place on Friday, October 7, from 9 am to noon Central Time. We recently set the schedule for the…
  • Sep 18

    Bad Decisions to Go to Trial

    Bad Decisions to Go to Trial
    You may be familiar with the Randall Kiser et al. study, Let’s Not Make a Deal: An Empirical Study of Decision Making in Unsuccessful Settlement Negotiations, 5 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 551 (2008), which replicated amazing…
Rank this Week: 1313

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 24

    Trump's Divorce Records Still Sealed

    Trump's Divorce Records Still Sealed
    From Politico: A New York judge has rejected a media request to make public the contents of a 25-year-old court file on Donald Trump's divorce from wife Ivana, saying the courts have no business deciding what information could be useful...
  • Sep 24

    Divorce & Kid

    Divorce & Kid
    From CBS News: In the wake of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce announcement this week, many may be wondering how their six children will weather the split. Divorce experts say children’s responses and needs after a marriage ends…
  • Sep 22

    Obergefell on Concurring Opinion

    Obergefell on Concurring Opinion
    From Professor Jana Singer (University of Maryland), writing for Concurring Opinions: The Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges marked a sea change in family law. While the immediate impact of the decision is clear –…
Rank this Week: 57

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Last Thursday, the Icesi Law School in Cali, Colombia, held a conference to commemorate twenty-five years of the Constitution of Colombia (right). Forthcoming in December from Carolina Academic Press: The Death Penalty as Torture: From the…
  • Sep 22

    Decker's "Other Rights Revolution"

    Decker's "Other Rights Revolution"
    I'm very pleased to announce that Jefferson Decker, an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Political Science at Rutgers University, has published The Other Rights Revolution: Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American…
  • Sep 22

    Call for Applications: Yale University Chauncey Postdoc

    Call for Applications: Yale University Chauncey Postdoc
    Via H-Law, we are passing along the following job announcement from Yale University:The Chauncey Postdoctoral Fellowships are up to three positions funded by the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy for one year renewable for one…
Rank this Week: 91

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Kanetake & Cai: Chinese and Japanese Perspectives on UN Sanction

    Kanetake & Cai: Chinese and Japanese Perspectives on UN Sanction
    Machiko Kanetake (Utrecht Univ. - Law) & Cai Congyan (Xiamen Univ. - Law) have posted Chinese and Japanese Perspectives on UN Sanctions (in Research Handbook on UN Sanctions and International Law, Larissa van den Herik ed., forthcoming).…
  • Sep 23

    Bartels: The UK's Status in the WTO after Brexit

    Bartels: The UK's Status in the WTO after Brexit
    Lorand Bartels (Univ. of Cambridge - Law) has posted The UK's Status in the WTO after Brexit. Here's the abstract:It has become conventional wisdom that once the UK leaves the EU it will have to renegotiate core aspects of its WTO rights and…
  • Sep 23

    Call for Submissions: BYBIL Symposium on "The Iraq Inquiry Report"

    Call for Submissions: BYBIL Symposium on "The Iraq Inquiry Report"
    The British Yearbook of International Law has issued a call for submissions for a symposium on "The Iraq Inquiry Report," which will be featured in its 2016 volume. Here's the call: CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A SYMPOSIUMThe Iraq Inquiry ReportThe…
Rank this Week: 37

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
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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 23

    Role of “commentaries” key to significance of ICRC project

    Role of “commentaries” key to significance of ICRC project
    The role of “commentaries” in the shaping of contemporary international law proved a recurring question in the just-concluded morning public plenary of today’s conference, “Humanity’s Common Heritage: 2016…
  • Sep 22

    Protecting the Safety of Journalists: the Role of the African Court

    Protecting the Safety of Journalists: the Role of the African Court
    On 10 September, the African Court and UNESCO convened a seminar on “Strengthening judiciary systems and African Courts to protect the safety of journalists and end impunity” in Arusha, Tanzania. Attended by some 100 participants,…
  • Sep 21

    ‘The EU Social Market Economy: Challenges and Opportunities’

    ‘The EU Social Market Economy: Challenges and Opportunities’
    Invitation ‘The EU Social Market Economy: Challenges and Opportunities’ Date: Friday September, 23th 2016 Time: 9.30 am-4 pm (registration at the venue from 8.30) Venue: Renehan Hall, South Campus, Maynooth University The…
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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/
  • Sep 23

    Consent Suspension In Louisiana

    Consent Suspension In Louisiana
    The Louisiana Supreme Court accepted a consent suspension of an attorney whose federal suspension was recently affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Respondent and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel submitted a…
  • Sep 23

    Not To Late To Sue

    Not To Late To Sue
    A legal malpractice suit was not time-barred, according to an opinion of the Alaska Supreme Court. A client personally financed the sale of his business corporation. His attorney drafted documents that secured the buyer’s debt with…
  • Sep 23

    Benefit Of The Doubt

    Benefit Of The Doubt
    The Illinois Review Board has recommended a 60-day suspension for litigation misconduct that mostly took place in the last century. The events that led to this disciplinary matter are part of an epic and Byzantine saga of litigation in…
Rank this Week: 201

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    Slides for my conference talk

    Slides for my conference talk
    Excellent conference, which ended just a half hour ago, on "Human Rights and Tax in an Unequal World."  Very diverse range of topics, ideas, and approaches, but it also hung together well.  Props to Philip Alston and Nikki Reisch…
  • Sep 21

    "Human Rights and Tax in an Unequal World": NYU Law School conference this Thursday and Friday

    "Human Rights and Tax in an Unequal World": NYU Law School conference this Thursday and Friday
    Tomorrow and Friday at NYU, we will be holding our long-planned conference on Human Rights and Tax in an Unequal World.  Very good and varied speakers list, bringing together lots of interesting people who are not always seen at the same…
  • Sep 21

    Two birds with one stone?

    Two birds with one stone?
    An op-ed by Morris Pearl in today's NYT argues the following: "With companies engaging in high-risk tax avoidance, the investing public needs more information, clearly expressed.  Investors should, at a minimum, be given a list of all…
Rank this Week: 482

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Sep 23

    Building Your Personal Legal Brand -- Some Thoughts For Law Students (and Others)

    Building Your Personal Legal Brand -- Some Thoughts For Law Students (and Others)
    Slide deck courtesy of Dan Katz at Chicago-Kent. Building Your Personal (Legal) Brand - Some Thoughts for Law Students and Others - Professor Daniel Martin Katz from Daniel Katz
  • Sep 14

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine
    The work of lawyers is increasingly the work of businesses rather than people. This conclusion flows from recently released Economic Census data, which is the U.S. Government's "official five-year measure of American business and the…
  • Sep 5

    Building a Portfolio of Court Cases the Way a Quantitative Hedge Fund Buys Stock

    Building a Portfolio of Court Cases the Way a Quantitative Hedge Fund Buys Stock
    For the last couple of years, Dan Katz has been telling me and anyone else who would listen that law will eventually be a subfield of finance. Following Dan's reasoning, this will occur because legal risk can be modeled and...
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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
  • Sep 23

    Health Law Retreat Call for Works-in-Progre

    Health Law Retreat Call for Works-in-Progre
    Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy is pleased to announce the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat, which will be held on February 10, 2017, at Seton Hall Law School in…
  • Sep 21

    Donald Trump and the Politics of Disjunction

    Donald Trump and the Politics of Disjunction
    I posted the following discussion of Donald Trump’s candidacy on Balkanization in January.  I think it stands up pretty well while being neutral, so I thought I would reprint it here:…
  • Sep 21

    FAN 124 (First Amendment News) Ellen DeGeneres raises First Amendment defense in defamation case

    FAN 124 (First Amendment News) Ellen DeGeneres raises First Amendment defense in defamation case
    Under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and under well-established Georgia law, courts have consistently recognized that humor, parody, name-calling and other forms of ‘rhetorical hyperbole’ are simply not…
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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/
  • Sep 23

    In Re Sunnyslope Housing Ltd. Partnership (9th Cir. - Sept. 22, 2016)

    In Re Sunnyslope Housing Ltd. Partnership (9th Cir. - Sept. 22, 2016)
    I can often accurately predict which Ninth Circuit cases are likely to be taken en banc.But I will forthrightly concede that I was totally blindsided by this one.Sure, there was a dissent in the original panel opinion.  But Judge Paez…
  • Sep 22

    City of San Diego v. San Diegans for Open Government (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 22, 2016)

    City of San Diego v. San Diegans for Open Government (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 22, 2016)
    San Diego attorney Cory Briggs loses a quarter million dollars in attorney's fees today because he elected to file an answer on behalf of a nonprofit corporation when his firm knew that corporation was suspended.  Plus, Justice Huffman's…
  • Sep 21

    In Re J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 21, 2016)

    In Re J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 21, 2016)
    I talked early today about the typically depressing black cloud of human imperfection that I typically read in the pages of the California Appellate Reporter.See what I mean?From the same day as my earlier post this morning:"On August 9,…
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Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Sep 23

    Now on JOTWELL: Erbsen on Gilles on Arbitration & the End of Law

    Now on JOTWELL: Erbsen on Gilles on Arbitration & the End of Law
    Today on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Allan Erbsen’s essay, Common Law in the Age of Arbitration. Allan reviews Myriam Gilles’ recent article, The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the End of Law, 2016 U. Ill. L....
  • Sep 21

    Ever Wonder Which SCOTUS Cases Have Been Cited the Most?

    Ever Wonder Which SCOTUS Cases Have Been Cited the Most?
    We’re just days away from a new U.S. Supreme Court Term. With some notable exceptions, most folks pay attention to Supreme Court decisions not because of who wins or loses those particular cases, but because of what those decisions mean...
  • Sep 20

    Second Circuit Reverses $147M Judgment Against Chinese Companies on International Comity Ground

    Second Circuit Reverses $147M Judgment Against Chinese Companies on International Comity Ground
    Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its decision in In re: Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation. The plaintiffs had obtained a judgment for $147 million in damages (as well as injunctive relief) against two Chinese…
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Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2535

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Sep 23

    Obstacles to Zika Testing: The CDC Weighs In

    Obstacles to Zika Testing: The CDC Weighs In
    New York Times (Sept. 19, 2016): Want a Zika Test? It's Not Easy, by Roni Caryn Rabin: Getting a Zika test is harder than you thought, even for people who have recently traveled to areas where Zika is a big...
  • Sep 22

    First New Abortion Clinic in Oklahoma in 40 Year

    First New Abortion Clinic in Oklahoma in 40 Year
    Associated Press (Sept. 16, 2016): Oklahoma's First New Abortion Clinic in 40 Years Opens Doors, by Sean Murphy:
  • Sep 21

    Urban Resource Institute Publishes White Paper on Domestic Violence and Pet

    Urban Resource Institute Publishes White Paper on Domestic Violence and Pet
    Since 2013, the Urban Resource Institute’s program URIPALS (People and Animals Living Safely) has helped families with pets escape domestic violence and enter shelter together. Now the Institute has published a white paper exploring the…
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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/
  • Sep 23

    Debate Hors D’oeuvre

    Debate Hors D’oeuvre
    A Clinton ad to put us in the mood for what will undoubtedly be an edifying debate on Monday night.
  • Sep 21

    Jill Stein is Not the Answer (Especially in Florida!)

    Jill Stein is Not the Answer (Especially in Florida!)
    Commentator “How” (I still have commentators?)  may or may not be a Republican plant.  I prefer to assume he or she is not, and thus thought I would write a reply to this recent contribution “How” writes,…
  • Sep 19

    Stocks Love Democrat

    Stocks Love Democrat
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Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 23

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    A Perfect Constitutional Storm

    A Perfect Constitutional Storm
    Events of the past decade (should) have made us aware that low-probability events can, nonetheless, take place and test the resilience of systems, whether US banking or levees in New Orleans, that essentially translate "low-probabity" into…
  • Sep 22

    The Scalia Legacy and the Overton Park Meme

    The Scalia Legacy and the Overton Park Meme
    On two occasions in the last month, I've been present when speakers discussing Justice Scalia's legacy have anchored their praise for Scalia's textualism by pointing to a famous West Publishing headnote from Citizens to Preserve Overton Park…
  • Sep 20

    Lupu, Tuttle, and Singling Out Religion

    Lupu, Tuttle, and Singling Out Religion
    Ira C. Lupu and Robert W. Tuttle’s new book, Secular Government, Religious Peopleis one of the very best overviews of the American law of religious liberty in print. It is an excellent introduction to the subject, and it makes sense of…
Rank this Week: 843

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Sep 23

    Misogyny May Become a Hate Crime in England

    Misogyny May Become a Hate Crime in England
    Guardian, Police in England and Wales Consider Making Misogyny a Hate Crime Police forces across England and Wales are considering expanding their definition of hate crime to include misogyny after an experiment in one city that saw more than…
  • Sep 20

    Sister Wives Stars File Cert to Supreme Court

    Sister Wives Stars File Cert to Supreme Court
    Celebrity Plural Family Case Appeal Filed With the Supreme Court “Sister Wives” TV star Kody Brown is taking his case to Washington, as his attorneys have filed a last-ditch Supreme Court appeal in Brown’s “plural family” case.…
  • Sep 20

    New Book: Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Workforce

    New Book: Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Workforce
    New Book Examines Working Women's Lifetime Disadvantage highlights the forthcoming book by Susan Bison-Rapp and Malcolm Sargeant, Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Workforce (Cambridge Press). From the publisher: Lifetime…
Rank this Week: 1773

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Superior Courtof New Jersey – Appellate Division: Roberts v. Mintz, 2016 WL 3981128 (2016) (per curiam). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[p]laintiffs Donna Roberts and Dawn…
  • Sep 21

    The Cell Phone, Second-Degree Robbery and the Mugshot

    The Cell Phone, Second-Degree Robbery and the Mugshot
    This post examines a decision from the California Court of Appeals – Second District: People v. Estrada, 2016 WL 4729515 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that Jose Raul Estradaappeals from a judgment entered after he pleaded…
  • Sep 19

    The Fourth Amendment, the Search and Seizure of Personal Electronic Devices and “Remote Deletion”

    The Fourth Amendment, the Search and Seizure of Personal Electronic Devices and “Remote Deletion”
    This post examines a case from the Court of Appeals of Oregon: State v. Friddle, 2016 WL 4784106 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining that Ronald Wesley Friddle appeals an amended judgment of conviction for unlawful…
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Sep 23

    Nationwide outbreak of Dunning-Kruger Disease

    Nationwide outbreak of Dunning-Kruger Disease
    Breaking news: “We regret to announce that all 50 states are now reporting several cases of DKD” said CDC epidemiologist Mark Webber. “DKD is characterized as expressing or believing that one has vast and expert knowledge in…
  • Sep 23

    On an irony about the evolution of "standpoint epistemology"

    On an irony about the evolution of "standpoint epistemology"
    It was Marx and Marxists who were the inventers of "standpoint epistemology," the idea that one's "social" position--for Marxists, "class," for later writers, race, gender, and so on--exercises an important, sometimes decisive, influence on a…
  • Sep 23

    Best PhD Programs for Philosophy of Physics, 2016-17

    Best PhD Programs for Philosophy of Physics, 2016-17
    Following up on this post, and once again taking account of faculty changes since the fall 2014 PGR, here's an attempted update of the top (3.5 or higher) programs for philosophy of physics for 2016-17, again by rough "clusters" of...
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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 485