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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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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/
  • Nov 25

    Perfect 10 Loses Copyright Suit Against USENET Service Provider–Perfect 10 v. Giganew

    Perfect 10 Loses Copyright Suit Against USENET Service Provider–Perfect 10 v. Giganew
    Giganews acts as a USENET service provider. Perfect 10 is the litigious pornographer that has helped define Internet copyright law for the last 15 years. It sued Giganews because Perfect 10’s copyrighted images are distributed on…
  • Nov 24

    PissedConsumer Defeats Preliminary Injunction–Roca v. Consumer Opinion Corp.

    PissedConsumer Defeats Preliminary Injunction–Roca v. Consumer Opinion Corp.
    Roca makes and sells dietary supplements. They’ve made a series of legally dubious choices, but I think their problems start with their desire to suppress negative consumer reviews. The court describes that: [Roca’s] Purchase…
  • Nov 18

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List
    On March 7, 2015, Santa Clara University will be hosting the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress conference. Over 50 Internet Law scholars from around the globe have signed up to come. If you’d still like to join us, please…
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • Nov 25

    Bray on Multi-Function Doctrine

    Bray on Multi-Function Doctrine
    Samuel L. Bray (UCLA School of Law) has posted On Doctrines That Do Many Things on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Every kitchen has two kinds of tools. Some of these tools do many things well, like a chef’s knife....
  • Nov 25

    Lemieux on Judicial Minimalism & Democracy

    Lemieux on Judicial Minimalism & Democracy
    Scott Lemieux (The College of Saint Rose) has posted The Revolution Will Be Sub Silentio: The Roberts Court and the Democratic Costs of Judicial Minimalism on SSRN. Here is the abstract: "Minimalist" judicial opinions have…
  • Nov 25

    Chemerinsky on the Supreme Court's October 2013 Term

    Chemerinsky on the Supreme Court's October 2013 Term
    Erwin Chemerinsky (University of California, Irvine School of Law) has posted Appearances Can Be Deceiving: October Term 2013 Moved the Law to the Right (Green Bag Online, Vol. 17, No.4, 2014. pp.389-404) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This…
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Nov 25

    Indiana Tech Law Names Charles Cercone Dean

    Indiana Tech Law Names Charles Cercone Dean
    Indiana Tech School of Law has named Charles Cercone, currently the associate dean of faculty at Thomas Cooley Law, as its new dean. Cercone, who will take over in January, holds a JD from SUNY Buffalo Law.
  • Nov 24

    Charleston Law President Resigns Days After Hire

    Charleston Law President Resigns Days After Hire
    Maryann Jones was hired as the new president of Charleston Law School on November 13, 2014. She resigned eight days later. And nobody, except perhaps Maryann Jones, was surprised. For those who don't follow this particular law school…
  • Nov 24

    Meet Me In Israel!

    Meet Me In Israel!
    Okay, none of you met me in Paris in October. Fine. I forgive you. But, the relevant question is, how do we move forward from here? Well, you could meet me at this awesome roundtable on “The State and the...
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Nov 25

    Narrowing Precedent and the Digital Fourth Amendment

    Narrowing Precedent and the Digital Fourth Amendment
    My new paper, "Narrowing Precedent in the Supreme Court," is now posted online. (Thanks to LTB for publicizing it!) The basic idea is that the Supreme Court frequently narrows its precedents, including in "liberal"…
  • Nov 24

    Ferguson, again

    Ferguson, again
    Following the grand jury declining to indict Officer Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the Brown family released a statement specifically calling for a "campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in…
  • Nov 24

    Three Ponies or Four?

    Three Ponies or Four?
    Each state has child support guidelines that set a presumptively correct amount of child support when parents split. However, some states permit judicial discretion at the low- and high-income ends of the spectrum. I have previously written…
Rank this Week: 47

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    One month until Christmas.

    One month until Christmas.
    In case you might be thinking of buying anything at Amazon and you are simultaneously looking for a way to show appreciation for this blog, please consider entering Amazon through the Althouse portal, the link for which is always in the…
  • Nov 25

    Riot control in Madison, Wisconsin.

    Riot control in Madison, Wisconsin.
    "After the pushing and shoving that marred the 2014 celebration with Paul Bunyan's Axe, Badgers coach Gary Andersen outlines policies that will be put in place Saturday for the celebration that will occur after the losing team leaves the…
  • Nov 25

    "Only Revolution Can Bring Peace!" "From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson/Down With Capitalist [something]," "No Justice in the Capitalist Courts!"

    "Only Revolution Can Bring Peace!" "From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson/Down With Capitalist [something]," "No Justice in the Capitalist Courts!"
    I need to do a separate post about "From Plains to Both Coasts, Fury Boils Over," that NYT article about what happened in Ferguson after the announcement that there will be no charges filed against the police officer who shot and killed…
Rank this Week: 15

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Nov 25

    Atlanta Fire Chief Suspended for Writing Religious/Homophobic Book

    Atlanta Fire Chief Suspended for Writing Religious/Homophobic Book
    Thanks to Phil Sparkes for sending us a note about this gem. From yesterday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended without pay for one month because of authoring a religious book in which he…
  • Nov 22

    Jury Awards $186 Million in Pregnancy Bias Case

    Jury Awards $186 Million in Pregnancy Bias Case
    Pregnancy discrimination has been a visible area in the news recently. The EEOC has focused on this area, and the Supreme Court will look at a pregnancy discrimination claim later this term. To add to this attention, a California jury...
  • Nov 21

    Facebook Looks to Create Workplace Network

    Facebook Looks to Create Workplace Network
    Both the WSJ and BBC have recently addressed Facebook’s goal of creating a new workplace network. The network would be designed to converse with fellow workers, network with colleagues, and coordinate office materials. The BBC article…
Rank this Week: 80

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/
  • Nov 25

    AirBnB Regulation: New Technologies, Once Again, Challenge Traditional Land Use Law

    AirBnB Regulation: New Technologies, Once Again, Challenge Traditional Land Use Law
    The following is a guest post from John R. Nolon, Pace Distinguished Professor and Counsel to the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School. One of the clinical activities of the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School...
  • Nov 24

    Commissioner's Corner: YouTube links in public comment

    Commissioner's Corner: YouTube links in public comment
    This post is part of a series based upon my experience as a planning commissioner. Last month, I was reviewing staff reports in preparation for a planning commisson hearing and saw something I'd never seen before: buried in a public...
  • Nov 19

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion
    It's been about a month and a half since I last posted to the LUPB, but nobody's changed the password on me, so I guess I'm still welcome! For those few of you who might have been following my career...
Rank this Week: 475

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/
Rank this Week: 92

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Nov 25

    Rounding up some blogsphere reactions to events in Ferguson

    Rounding up some blogsphere reactions to events in Ferguson
    In part because it is not a sentencing story, I have not had much to say about all the high-profile events in Ferguson, Missouri in recent months. But, not surprisingly, a number of other notable criminal law bloggers have shared...
  • Nov 24

    USSC Chair's discussion of "A Generational Shift for Drug Sentences" now in print

    USSC Chair's discussion of "A Generational Shift for Drug Sentences" now in print
    I noticed via the US Sentencing Commission's official website that Chief Judge Patti Saris, Chair of United States Sentencing Commission and federal district judge, has now in print this law review article titled “A Generational Shift For…
  • Nov 24

    Pleased to see Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform make the ABA's Blawg 100

    Pleased to see Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform make the ABA's Blawg 100
    I am pleased and intrigued to see that the ABA Journal's annnual Blawg 100, which once gave lots of love to this blog (see here and here and here and here), has now decided to give some love to my...
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Nov 25

    More on Non-Disparagement Clause

    More on Non-Disparagement Clause
    According to this story in the Mirror, a couple was charged an extra £100 for posting a review on TripAdvisor describing the Broadway Hotel in Blackpool as a "rotten, stinking hovel." According to the report, the hotel believes…
  • Nov 25

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 291 Use and Perception of International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation: A Preliminary Report on Issues Relating to the Proposed…
  • Nov 24

    Model Contracting in the UK

    Model Contracting in the UK
    The British Crown Commercial Service and the UK Government Legal Service have developed a substantially revised set of model terms and conditions for major procurement contracts with the government. This “model contract” is for use as a…
Rank this Week: 298

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Nov 25

    Goldsmith Estate Battle Heats Up

    Goldsmith Estate Battle Heats Up
    As I have previously discussed, Deborah Karlstein has brought suit against her ex-husband's second wife, Debra Lee, in an estate battle over the death bed will revision that cut out her sons. Now, Karlstein is claiming that the international…
  • Nov 25

    Finish Out the Year Tax Smart

    Finish Out the Year Tax Smart
    In addition to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the end of the year is also a time to fit in some last minute tax related strategies. Here are three tips to have a tax smart end of...
  • Nov 25

    Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog Named to ABA Journal's Blawg 100!!

    Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog Named to ABA Journal's Blawg 100!!
    Thanks to your loyalty and support, I just received notice that this blog was named to the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 for the fifth consecutive year. Thank you!!! Voting is now taking place to determine the "popular" favorite in…
Rank this Week: 49

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

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Tate on the Problem of Perpetuities in Revolutionary North Carolina

    Tate on the Problem of Perpetuities in Revolutionary North Carolina
    Joshua C. Tate, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, has posted Perpetuities and the Genius of a Free State, which is forthcoming in the Vanderbilt Law Review 67 (2014): 101-12.  Here is the abstract:The recent rise of…
  • Nov 25

    Women Trailblazers in the Law: An Oral History Serie

    Women Trailblazers in the Law: An Oral History Serie
    We have only recently learned of an extraordinary oral history series, the Women Trailblazers in the Law Project, which was originated by the Commission on Women in the Profession and is now sponsored by the American Bar Association's Senior…
  • Nov 24

    New Release: Blanck on "Forging an American Law of Slavery in Revolutionary South Carolina and Massachusetts"

    New Release: Blanck on "Forging an American Law of Slavery in Revolutionary South Carolina and Massachusetts"
    New from the University of Georgia Press: Tyrannicide: Forging an American Law of Slavery in Revolutionary South Carolina and Massachusetts, by Emily Blanck (Rowan University). The Press explains:Tyrannicide uses a captivating narrative to…
Rank this Week: 32

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Nov 25

    In Praise of Expert Panels (in Football, at Least)

    In Praise of Expert Panels (in Football, at Least)
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIt is a short holiday week, and even if I had something to say about the big national news story from Ferguson, Missouri, I would rather write about something relatively frivolous.  And, as Professor Dorf's…
  • Nov 22

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement
    by Michael DorfI begin by establishing my disinterested bona fides with respect to the dispute about whether the president has authority to defer deportation of, and other enforcement measures against, undocumented immigrants in certain…
  • Nov 21

    A Farewell to Basketball

    A Farewell to Basketball
    by Michael DorfMy retirement from my favorite sport looked nothing like Derek Jeter's retirement from his. There were no standing ovations, no sneaker ads, no ESPN encomia. That's fair enough. If not quite the second coming of Babe Ruth that…
Rank this Week: 211

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: 437

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Nov 25

    Thurgood Marshall Interview

    Thurgood Marshall Interview
    With all the goings on in Ferguson, I will leave the commentary and observations to others. Here, however, is an old interview with the great Thurgood Marshall, where we see some interesting aspects of his nuanced views:
  • Nov 24

    Lawyer Disbarred for TJ Dre

    Lawyer Disbarred for TJ Dre
    A lawyer attends his disciplinary hearing dressed as Thomas Jefferson. He gets disbarred. To be clear the hearing was at the Supreme Court of Kansas. Here is a short excerpt from the hearing (click on article to see full hearing):...
  • Nov 24

    The WP has jumped the shark

    The WP has jumped the shark
    The press in the United States has been accused of being the Emperor's lapdog for many years now. Here is Noam Chomsky calling out the NYT as such, Well today, the Washington Post should be added to the list of...
Rank this Week: 903

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
  • Nov 25

    Some Good Question

    Some Good Question
    In 1998, commenting on the hot controversy about the “Rand Report’s” finding that certain mediation programs did not save time or money (measured in terms of lawyers’ work hours), Professor Craig McEwen argued that it…
  • Nov 21

    Love: Is Mediation A Sleeping Beauty?

    Love: Is Mediation A Sleeping Beauty?
    Dispatches from the Melnick Symposium at Cardozo – Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty? from FOI Lela Love (Cardozo). On November 2, 2014, at the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution fall symposium, speaker after speaker…
  • Nov 13

    Peace Be With You…And With You?

    Peace Be With You…And With You?
    Under the heading of hard bargaining tactics gone bad (and bad lawyer advice), we can now add this story.  When a group of eight faculty members at the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan decided to stop working in order to…
Rank this Week: 577

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 100

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Nov 25

    Law & Finance of Anti-Takeover Statute

    Law & Finance of Anti-Takeover Statute
    Catan and Kahan have a paper on The Law and Finance of Anti-Takeover Statutes. Lawyers and financial economists have fundamentally different views of anti-takeover statutes. While corporate lawyers and academics generally dismiss these…
  • Nov 24

    MFW's influence

    MFW's influence
    In a sign that Delaware's approach to going private transactions has some legs, an appellate court in NY recently applied the principles of MFW to a going private transaction, thereby aligning New York's law in this area with Delaware's.…
  • Nov 18

    More on ATP and fee-shifting

    More on ATP and fee-shifting
    Stephen Bainbridge weighs in on fee-shifting bylaws and makes the argument that they are necessary to resolve the litigation crisis: There is a serious litigation crisis in American corporate law. As Lisa Rickard recently noted, “where…
Rank this Week: 144

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/
  • Nov 25

    Beware of Avvo

    Beware of Avvo
    Recently, Avvo, a website that rates professionals, created a profile and rated me. (Of course, anyone who picks a lawyer based on a website like this deserves what he or she gets.) Because I don't practice law, I asked Avvo...
  • Nov 25

    Wired Article on Active Learning

    Wired Article on Active Learning
    Wired recently published an article on active learning. (here) Some excerpts: "Think back to when you learned how to ride a bike. You probably didn’t master this skill by listening to a series of riveting lectures on bike riding.…
  • Nov 24

    Learning styles are bogu

    Learning styles are bogu
    Professor Daniel Willingham, a cognitive psychologist at UVA and author of Why Students Don't Like School (hint - it's because learning is hard), has written before about the lack of empirical data supporting the theory of learning styles…
Rank this Week: 2268

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/
  • Nov 25

    Stroke That Wasn't Leads To Increased Reciprocal Discipline

    Stroke That Wasn't Leads To Increased Reciprocal Discipline
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has ordered an indefinite suspension with possible reinstatement after one year as reciprocal discipline based on sanctions imposed in Delaware. Notably, the sanction in Delaware was a public reprimand. The…
  • Nov 24

    Suspension Proposed For Blogging On Probate Matter

    Suspension Proposed For Blogging On Probate Matter
    An Illinois Hearing Board has proposed a suspension of three years of an attorney who it found had made false statements concerning the integrity of the judges, knowing they were false or with reckless disregard for their truth or falsity,...
  • Nov 24

    Mixing Business And Personal Did Not Violate Rules (But With A Dissent)

    Mixing Business And Personal Did Not Violate Rules (But With A Dissent)
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has agreed with the trial judge that an attorney engaged in no misconduct in his alleged solicitation and representation of a client. The attorney first met the client in a courthouse where she was filling...
Rank this Week: 203

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/
  • Nov 25

    Years to attainment of a humanities PhD

    Years to attainment of a humanities PhD
    Robert Townsend, Director of the Washington Office of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, kindly sent along this new data. He writes: Instead of the usual calculations, I purchased numbers for the time students spend in the program…
  • Nov 25

    Grand juries rarely indict police officers involved in shooting

    Grand juries rarely indict police officers involved in shooting
    This is a solid explanation of the legal standards, which make these outcomes predictable. Remember, also, that a grand jury proceeding is not adversarial: it is only the prosecutor presenting evidence, and if the prosectuor is skeptical that…
  • Nov 25

    More PGR results: "top 5" in 19th-century Continental Philosophy

    More PGR results: "top 5" in 19th-century Continental Philosophy
    The schools are ranked in peer groups by their rounded mean score to .5 intervals; after a school's name appears the median and mode scores. Where the median and mode scores are higher than the rounded mean that usually indicates...
Rank this Week: 137

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 477

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Concerns about a Troubling Presidential Precedent and OLC’s Review of Its Validity

    Concerns about a Troubling Presidential Precedent and OLC’s Review of Its Validity
    David A. Martin For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law            The OLC opinion on new enforcement priorities for the Department of Homeland Security probably…
  • Nov 24

    Refocusing the Debate on Policy, Not Legal Authority

    Refocusing the Debate on Policy, Not Legal Authority
    Alina Das For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law On November 20, 2014, President Obama announcedhis long-awaited plan for executive action on immigration reform. As someone who represents immigrants who face…
  • Nov 24

    Must Enforcement Discretion be Exercised Case-by-Case?

    Must Enforcement Discretion be Exercised Case-by-Case?
    Gillian Metzger For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration LawAlong with others I believe the new immigration initiative is a constitutional exercise of DHS’s broad discretion over enforcement of the immigration…
Rank this Week: 163

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Nov 25

    Why Oklahoma Got Its Waiver Back

    Why Oklahoma Got Its Waiver Back
    Three months ago, the U.S. Department of Education revoked Oklahoma's No Child Left Behind waiver because the state was no longer in compliance with one of the conditions of receiving a waiver: adopting college and career ready academic…
  • Nov 24

    Should Admissions Be Colorblind?

    Should Admissions Be Colorblind?
    This from the Economic Policy Institute: On Friday, December 5, at 10:00 a.m. ET, the Economic Policy Institute will host a debate between noted scholars on affirmative action in American higher education, featuring Georgetown University Law…
  • Nov 24

    The Difference Between Immigration and Education Waivers, and Why It Matter

    The Difference Between Immigration and Education Waivers, and Why It Matter
    President Obama's announcement that he would shield undocumented immigrants from deportation has only emboldened claims that his administration is grossly overstepping the bounds of permissible executive action. Detractors seek to lump…
Rank this Week: 2430

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/
  • Nov 25

    A Chance at the Top for Boys AND Girl

    A Chance at the Top for Boys AND Girl
    We want the best for both of my kids, and we are working to help them learn as much as they can about being good people and successful people. We're fortunate that we have a (relatively) stable life, we've had...
  • Nov 24

    Giving Thanks for Motivated and Motivating Student

    Giving Thanks for Motivated and Motivating Student
    Happy Thanksgiving you all! With my co-blogger colleagues here on the BLPB writing various Thanksgiving posts on retail-related and other holiday-oriented business law issues (here and here), I find myself in a Thanksgiving-kind-of-mood. I…
  • Nov 24

    Should the Federal Government Subsidize Law School?

    Should the Federal Government Subsidize Law School?
    The federal government has a limited amount of money available for student financial aid. Many people believe the size of that financial aid pot should be increased. That may be true but, until that happens, the government should try to...
Rank this Week: 201

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 108

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 25

    International Migration Outlook 2014

    International Migration Outlook 2014
    International Migration Outlook 2014 Publication Date : 01 Dec 2014 This flagship publication on migration analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries. This edition also…
  • Nov 25

    Part of the Obama Plan: Revise Removal Prioritie

    Part of the Obama Plan: Revise Removal Prioritie
    As fleshed out in some detail by the Department of Homeland Security, President Obama's recently announced immigration plan has quite a few components. One item on the list of immigration initiatives is "Revise Removal Priorities":…
  • Nov 25

    A Discussion On The President's Executive Action On Immigration

    A Discussion On The President's Executive Action On Immigration
    I had the opportunity to discuss the President's immigration initiatives on Capital Public Radio yesterday morning. Although the press reports strongly suggest that the President Obama's initiatives may border on the unconstitutional (which…
Rank this Week: 45

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Nov 25

    Using Remedies In Russian Merger Control

    Using Remedies In Russian Merger Control
    Anastasiya Redkina (National Research University Higher School of Economics) is Using Remedies In Russian Merger Control. ABSTRACT: This article is motivated by a growing interest in the problem of merger control quality assessment. Remedies…
  • Nov 25

    Taxation and the Sustainability of Collusion: Ad Valorem versus Specific Taxe

    Taxation and the Sustainability of Collusion: Ad Valorem versus Specific Taxe
    Helmuts Azacis (Cardiff Business School) and David R. Collie (Cardiff Business School) have a paper on Taxation and the Sustainability of Collusion: Ad Valorem versus Specific Taxes. ABSTRACT: Assuming constant marginal cost, it is shown that…
  • Nov 24

    Collusion in regulated pluralistic market

    Collusion in regulated pluralistic market
    Giovanni Crea, Marisa Miraldo, Roberta Longo, and Andrew Street analyze Collusion in regulated pluralistic markets.
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Nov 25

    Risking Money and Risking Lives: Disproportionate Congressional Oversight

    Risking Money and Risking Lives: Disproportionate Congressional Oversight
    The Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) requires the Executive Branch to conduct detailed strategic planning prior to spending money.  The laws that govern the President when he introduces the men and women of the United States…
  • Nov 24

    A Quick Summary of Oral Argument in In Re Directive

    A Quick Summary of Oral Argument in In Re Directive
    Earlier this Fall I wrote about how certain materials from the In Re Directives litigation before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review (“FISCR” or “Court”) had been declassified. Last Monday, the…
  • Nov 24

    Huawei at Fed Ex Field

    Huawei at Fed Ex Field
    So … Huawei has announced that it will sponsor the Wi-Fi at Fed Ex field for the Suite level.  Any one out there worried, in the least, that Huawei might tap the communications there?  Given how “movers and…
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Nov 25

    Unethical Prosecutor's Conduct in Ferguson Case

    Unethical Prosecutor's Conduct in Ferguson Case
    “A prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich” (so said the Chief Judge of New York State’s highest court). Or could indict Abel for killing Cain. Or Reeva Steenkamp for killing Oscar Pistorius. And commonly…
  • Nov 25

    Sharia Wills Guidance in E&W

    Sharia Wills Guidance in E&W
    The solicitors' representative body, the Law Society has withdrawn controversial guidance to its members on the drafting of Sharia wills which encouraged the favouring of male children and the exclusion of illegitimate kids, for example. You…
  • Nov 21

    The Continued Movement Away from the Billable Hour

    The Continued Movement Away from the Billable Hour
    Jackson Lewis has announced that it will no longer ask associates to bill by the hour. The firm's chair is quoted as saying, “The billable hour is directly opposed to the best interest of the client and to the provider...
Rank this Week: 150

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Nov 25

    Legal Services Sector Shrank 2.9% in 2013

    Legal Services Sector Shrank 2.9% in 2013
    Matt Leichter, Commerce Dept.: Legal Services Sector Contracts (Again) in 2013: Earlier this month the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) updated its GDP by industry data. The chief finding for law-watchers is that in…
  • Nov 25

    IRS Hires Outside Law Firm to Audit Microsoft

    IRS Hires Outside Law Firm to Audit Microsoft
    Bloomberg, Microsoft Sues IRS Over Law Firm Contract Tied to Audits: Microsoft sued the IRS seeking information about its contract with a law firm tied to audits of the software maker’s transactions with subsidiaries. Microsoft wants the…
  • Nov 25

    2014 Moot Court Ranking

    2014 Moot Court Ranking
    2014 Moot Court Rankings: 1. Florida Coastal 2. Georgetown 3. UC-Hastings 4. South Texas 4. Texas Tech 6. Georgia 7. Chicago-Kent 8. Seton Hall 9. Miami 10. Loyola-Chicago 11.Oklahoma 12. Stetson 13. Houston 14. Mississippi 15. Faulkner 16.…
Rank this Week: 19

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Religion Clause Nominated For ABA Journal Blawg 100

    Religion Clause Nominated For ABA Journal Blawg 100
    I am pleased to announce that Religion Clause has been nominated by the ABA Journal for inclusion in its 8th Annual Blawg 100 rankings.  This is the sixth time in eight years that Religion Clause has made this prestigious list of the top…
  • Nov 25

    Colorado Supreme Court: FFRF Lacks Standing To Challenge Day of Prayer Proclamation

    Colorado Supreme Court: FFRF Lacks Standing To Challenge Day of Prayer Proclamation
    In a 5-2 decision yesterday, the Colorado Supreme Court held that the Freedom From Religion Foundation and its members lack standing to challenge the Governor's annual Colorado Day of Prayer proclamations. The suit claimed that the…
  • Nov 25

    Britain's Law Society Withdraws Practice Note On Drafting Sharia-Compliant Will

    Britain's Law Society Withdraws Practice Note On Drafting Sharia-Compliant Will
    Last March, the Law Society of England and Wales issued a Practice Note to assist British solicitors whose clients ask them to draw up wills that comply with Sharia law. The Law Society's action drew criticism from those who objected that…
Rank this Week: 23

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: 237

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 25

    LSUC’s Worrisome ABS Proposal

    LSUC’s Worrisome ABS Proposal
    The Law Society of Upper Canada’s (LSUC’s) “alternative business structures” proposal (the ABS proposal in its Discussion Paper)[i] will bring about a critically important and worrying change to the practice of law in…
  • Nov 25

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Back up before you install updates to avoid data loss* Dan…
  • Nov 24

    LSBC Clears Up Cloud of Confusion

    LSBC Clears Up Cloud of Confusion
    Last Monday, I asked if the LSBC has just killed cloud computing for lawyers in BC. My question was prompted by statements made by the LSBC’s President, Jan Lindsay, that led me and others to believe that the LSBC had come down…
Rank this Week: 41

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
  • Nov 25

    International Conference: Settlement of International Trade Disputes in the Region of Central Asia and Caucasus: Public and Private Mechanism

    International Conference: Settlement of International Trade Disputes in the Region of Central Asia and Caucasus: Public and Private Mechanism
    The Kiel Centre for Eurasian Economic Law (KEEL) at the Institute of East European Law of the University of Kiel in cooperation with the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Al-Farabi Kazakh…
  • Nov 24

    ADR & ODR in the EU- Joint Conference ERA&MPI Luxembourg

    ADR & ODR in the EU- Joint Conference ERA&MPI Luxembourg
    2015 will be a landmark year for the debate on ADR & ODR. The Directive on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) will have to be transposed into national legislation by 9 July 2015; the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform will become…
  • Nov 23

    To steward or not to steward, that is the question

    To steward or not to steward, that is the question
    Some thoughts on the ATS by James Amstrong. James has been working internationally as a business process coordinator responsible for a major Oil and Gas company since 2000 in countries such as Korea, Angola, Malaysia and more…
Rank this Week: 50

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Nov 25

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy
    Maybe privitized streets aren't such a good idea: In September, the operator of the Indiana Toll Road filed for bankruptcy, eight years after inking a $3.8 billion, 75-year concession for the road with the administration of Governor Mitch…
  • Nov 25

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce
    Troy Rule (Arizona State) has posted Legislating for Solar Access: A Guide and Model Ordinance on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Solar energy development is an increasingly attractive way to diversify a community’s energy portfolio, stimulate…
  • Nov 24

    The Downside of North Dakota's Oil Boom

    The Downside of North Dakota's Oil Boom
    More spills, more leaks, more fires: In recent years, as the boom really exploded, the number of reported spills, leaks, fires and blowouts has soared, with an increase in spillage that outpaces the increase in oil production, an…
Rank this Week: 341

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    New Issue: International Security

    New Issue: International Security
    The latest issue of International Security (Vol. 39, no. 2, Fall 2014) is out. Contents include:Nuno P. Monteiro & Alexandre Debs, The Strategic Logic of Nuclear Proliferation Adam P. Liff & G. John Ikenberry, Racing toward…
  • Nov 25

    Voon: Exploring the Meaning of Trade-Restrictiveness in the WTO

    Voon: Exploring the Meaning of Trade-Restrictiveness in the WTO
    Tania S. Voon (Univ. of Melbourne - Law) has posted Exploring the Meaning of Trade-Restrictiveness in the WTO (World Trade Review, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:Trade-restrictiveness is a familiar concept across various provisions and…
  • Nov 24

    New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal

    New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal
    The latest issue of Global Trade and Customs Journal (Vol. 9, nos. 11/12, 2014) is out. Contents include:Stuart Newman, APO in the EU: Clearly the Best Option Elena Klonitskaya, Is the WTO the Right Forum to Hear National Security Issues?…
Rank this Week: 33

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Nov 25

    Death Penalty Drugs and the Transmission of Human Rights Norm

    Death Penalty Drugs and the Transmission of Human Rights Norm
    As widely reported in the media, states across the U.S. are experiencing severe shortages of death penalty drugs, with supply falling far short of demand. Texas, for example, with 317 people on death row, has only two doses remaining of...
  • Nov 24

    November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
    From the United Nations Secretary General's website: Orange the World in 16 days From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against…
  • Nov 21

    Top Six Reasons to Cover the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in your Law School Cla

    Top Six Reasons to Cover the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in your Law School Cla
    On October 23, 2014, the International Bar Association issued the first ever Guidance for business lawyers and bar associations on the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Released in…
Rank this Week: 3393

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Nov 25

    Factors to Consider In Determining Whether to Preserve Elder's Interest in Primary Residence

    Factors to Consider In Determining Whether to Preserve Elder's Interest in Primary Residence
    New Jersey Elder Law Attorney Linda Ershow-Levenberg outlines factual and legal issues to consider in deciding how to handle the family residence in a recent article for Experience, the ABA publication for the Senior Lawyers Division. She…
  • Nov 24

    Senior Faculty?

    Senior Faculty?
    I'm a senior faculty member at my law school. It doesn't seem like that long ago I was junior faculty and one day I realized I was now one of "them". I don't even recall being "middle management" but I...
  • Nov 24

    Proposed Changes to Attorney Disciplinary Rules Follow Recent Theft Report

    Proposed Changes to Attorney Disciplinary Rules Follow Recent Theft Report
    Several high profile incidents, such as those reported here in our Blog and here by the Philadelphia Inquirer, involving attorneys disciplined or convicted of theft of client funds, have triggered proposed changes in Pennsylvania's Rules of…
Rank this Week: 509

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

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 1441

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

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

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Nov 24

    BP BLOG NOMINATED FOR TOP 100 BLAWGS

    BP BLOG NOMINATED FOR TOP 100 BLAWGS
    Well readers, we have earned a spot in the ABA Journal‘s Blawg 100, the 8th annual list of the best in blogs about lawyers and the law.   If you want to vote for your beloved Best Practices Blog, the e-mail below gives all the…
  • Nov 21

    Increasing Experiential Education is Not a Remedy for the Broken Legal Services System – Thoughts from the U.K.

    Increasing Experiential Education is Not a Remedy for the Broken Legal Services System – Thoughts from the U.K.
    The lack of available legal representation for low income persons is a persistent problem, and not only in the U.S. Cuts to legal services programs have been deep in England and Wales, where access to civil legal aid has fallen by more than…
  • Nov 14

    Preparing Students for the Multistate Bar Exam

    Preparing Students for the Multistate Bar Exam
    The trend has been fewer applications for law school and smaller graduating classes. Now we see a drop in bar exam performance. The ABA Journal reports that, according to Above the Law, “Nationwide, scores on the Multistate Bar…
Rank this Week: 2338

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 376