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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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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 18

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

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/
  • Jul 20

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)
    This seems fine.  I agree with the California Supreme Court that the relevant statute allows kids to be taken away from their parents even if the parent isn't at fault.  The text of the statute sort of says that, and the legislative…
  • Jul 19

    People v. Roberts (Cal. Ct. App. - July 18, 2017)

    People v. Roberts (Cal. Ct. App. - July 18, 2017)
    Some things seem common, some things seem strange."Sharkey, who had ties to the West Coast Crips (WCC) street gang, was playing dice in downtown San Diego when Roberts, known as "Scrappy," shot her twice in the chest."  Do people really…
  • Jul 17

    Lewis v. Superior Court (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 17, 2017)

    Lewis v. Superior Court (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 17, 2017)
    I wonder why it is that I find myself agreeing with the California Supreme Court more than perhaps many other courts?  Similar disposition to the justices?  More cases that the court accepts for review that are important and yet…
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Jul 20

    Should You Use “And/Or”?

    Should You Use “And/Or”?
    In a recent article, Ira Robbins defends the phrase and argues that if used properly, it clearly conveys a particular meaning: “A and/or B “means A or B or both A and B. Still, not everyone uses the phrase in...
  • Jul 19

    End of Term Judicial Opinion Dumping by SCOTUS

    End of Term Judicial Opinion Dumping by SCOTUS
    The more things change, etc. A Washington Post editorial (1950): Our courts have been notoriously backward in their public relations, and in none of them is this failing more conspicuous than in the Supreme Court of the United States. Last...
  • Jul 18

    What Topics Should a Blog or Listserv Find too Peripheral to Include?

    What Topics Should a Blog or Listserv Find too Peripheral to Include?
    Of interest to bloggers and listserv members. A blog or listserv may have a special topic. What should its policy be in considering postings that may wander from that topic? At our blog, were are not strict. Recently, at the...
Rank this Week: 231

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 20

    Diminished Verbal Fluency and Hospitalizations Can Signal Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Diminished Verbal Fluency and Hospitalizations Can Signal Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease
    Researchers studying cognitive decline have identified three factors that may be pre-Alzheimer's indicators. A study conducted at the University of Wisconsin found a link between hearing loss and mild cognitive impairment, which may be an…
  • Jul 20

    The 10 Most Important Years of Your Financial Life (& How to Prepare For Them)

    The 10 Most Important Years of Your Financial Life (& How to Prepare For Them)
    The five years prior to and the five years after retirement are critical to your overall success in retirement. Large losses during these years may completely derail financial plans and require a longer stint in the workforce. There are a...
  • Jul 19

    Madonna Files Order to Stop Auction of Tupac Breakup Letter

    Madonna Files Order to Stop Auction of Tupac Breakup Letter
    Madonna filed papers in court in an effort to prevent the auction house, Gotta Have It Collectibles, from placing a number of personal items up for sale. Madonna is alleging that a handful of items listed for auction are her...
Rank this Week: 69

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: 4

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Jul 20

    Boni-Saenz on Distributive Justice and Donative Intent

    Boni-Saenz on Distributive Justice and Donative Intent
    Alexander A. Boni-Saenz (Chicago-Kent College of Law) has posted Distributive Justice and Donative Intent (UCLA Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The inheritance system is beset by formalism. Probate courts reject wills…
  • Jul 20

    Gluck on Scalia & Textualism and Formalism in Statutory Interpretation and Construction (with Comments)

    Gluck on Scalia & Textualism and Formalism in Statutory Interpretation and Construction (with Comments)
    Abbe R. Gluck (Yale Law School) has posted Justice Scalia’s Unfinished Business in Statutory Interpretation: Where Textualism’s Formalism Gave Up (Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 5, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Justice Scalia,…
  • Jul 20

    Campbell on Judicial Review & the Enumeration of Right

    Campbell on Judicial Review & the Enumeration of Right
    Jud Campbell (University of Richmond School of Law) has posted Judicial Review and the Enumeration of Rights (14 Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy 569 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When introducing the Bill of Rights…
Rank this Week: 14

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 20

    Schizer:Border Adjustments And The Conservation Of Tax Planning

    Schizer:Border Adjustments And The Conservation Of Tax Planning
    David M. Schizer (Columbia), Border Adjustments and the Conservation of Tax Planning, 155 Tax Notes 1451 (June 5, 2017): In this article, Schizer argues that U.S. corporate and shareholder taxes need to be reformed, and the corporate rate…
  • Jul 20

    Ousted Cincinnati Dean Jennifer Bard Named Penn State Visiting Professor

    Ousted Cincinnati Dean Jennifer Bard Named Penn State Visiting Professor
    Press Release, Jennifer Bard to Join Penn State Law, College of Medicine as Visiting Professor: Jennifer S. Bard, an internationally recognized expert in the fields of law, public health and bioethics, will join the faculties of Penn State…
  • Jul 20

    10 Things To Know About Tax Practice

    10 Things To Know About Tax Practice
    Above the Law: 10 Things to Know About Tax Practice: Today’s topic: tax law. 1. What do you do in a typical day? A typical day usually begins with reading daily tax publications. There are always many changes and developments to keep up…
Rank this Week: 28

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 20

    Jane Stoever: Mandatory Domestic Violence Reporting Laws Linked to Fear of Deportation

    Jane Stoever: Mandatory Domestic Violence Reporting Laws Linked to Fear of Deportation
    Jane Stoever, Director of the Domestic Violence Clinic at UC Irvine School of Law, writes in the Los Angeles Times about the harms of mandatory reporting laws for medical professionals who are required to report domestic violence and sexual…
  • Jul 20

    Immigrant of the Day: Mai Neng Moua

    Immigrant of the Day: Mai Neng Moua
    Photo via mnmoualaw.com Mai Neng Moua is an immigration attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As MPR reports, she was born in a Thai refugee camp where her parents fled from Communist Laos. At three, Moua and her family resettled in…
  • Jul 20

    Driving While Black, Driving While Brown, Driving While Undocumented?

    Driving While Black, Driving While Brown, Driving While Undocumented?
    In the era of Trump, immigrants who come into contact with the criminal justice system are at risk of removal. And how is one most likely to come into contact with the police? For many, it is when driving a...
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Jul 20

    New York Admits Undocumented Immigrant To Practice

    New York Admits Undocumented Immigrant To Practice
    An order of bar admission from the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department Applicant passed the July 2016 New York State bar exam and the State Board of Law Examiners certified her for admission to this Court...
  • Jul 20

    Two Fees In Ohio

    Two Fees In Ohio
    The usual excellent summary from Dan Trevas on the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court The Ohio Supreme Court today sanctioned two attorneys for fee-related misconduct and other violations of the rules governing Ohio attorneys. In separate,…
  • Jul 20

    From $3.80 To $201,048.43

    From $3.80 To $201,048.43
    The Ohio Supreme Court permanently disbarred an attorney for misconduct described in the report of the Board of Professional Conduct. From the court's opinion According to the parties’ stipulations, from 2007 to 2014, Little primarily…
Rank this Week: 146

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/
  • Jul 20

    The Impeachable Offense

    The Impeachable Offense
    Editor's Note: In 1974, a law professor named Charles L. Black published an extraordinary brief volume, entitled, Impeachment: A Handbook. It is the finest text on the subject I have ever read. With the subject of impeachment on…
  • Jul 20

    To Impeach a President: Applying the Authoritative Guide from Charles Black

    To Impeach a President: Applying the Authoritative Guide from Charles Black
    The most important book ever written on presidential impeachment is only 69 pages long. Charles Black, Jr.,’s Impeachment: A Handbook was published in the summer of 1974, at the height of the Watergate crisis, and reissued in October…
  • Jul 20

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    U.S. satellite intelligence indicates that North Korea is testing elements and control facilities for a possible successor ICBM or intermediate range missile launch within two weeks, CNN reports. The anticipated test would be the first since…
Rank this Week: 83

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 20

    Two by Len

    Two by Len
    Jill Lens has posted two pieces to SSRN. First, An Undetectable Constitutional Violation; the abstract provides; In Philip Morris USA v. Williams, the Supreme Court mandated that lower courts implement procedural protections to ensure that…
  • Jul 19

    NE: Court Declines to Adopt Loss of Chance

    NE: Court Declines to Adopt Loss of Chance
    Tom Metier at The Legal Examiner has details.
  • Jul 17

    Judge Weinstein Surpasses 50 Years on the Bench

    Judge Weinstein Surpasses 50 Years on the Bench
    Citing a story at Law.com, Byron Stier at Mass Tort Profs notes that Judge Jack Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York has been on the bench for over 50 years. Among other contributions, Judge Weinstein is known for...
Rank this Week: 250

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jul 20

    On Bill 148′s Labour Relations Act Reforms, Little to Get Excited Over

    On Bill 148′s Labour Relations Act Reforms, Little to Get Excited Over
    After much fanfare and public consultation, the Changing Workplaces Review was released in May 2017.   Some 150 pages of that report was devoted to the Labour Relations Act and the mission of reinventing collective bargaining…
  • Jul 12

    Vacuousness of CSR on Display in Loblaws’ Victory in Rana Plaza Class Action Lawsuit

    Vacuousness of CSR on Display in Loblaws’ Victory in Rana Plaza Class Action Lawsuit
    Last week, Justice Paul Perell, my former Property Law prof, dismissed a $2 billion class action lawsuit filed against Loblaws and Joe Fresh by victims of the infamous Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh.  The outcome is not a great…
  • Jun 29

    The First Labour Law Research Network Festive in Prince Edward County is a Wrap

    The First Labour Law Research Network Festive in Prince Edward County is a Wrap
    I spent this week at the premier labour law conference in the world organized by the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN), and this year the conference was held in my home town Toronto at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law after previous…
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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: 4037

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/
  • Jul 20

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN & Law Review Roundup (July 20, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN & Law Review Roundup (July 20, 2017)
    "Dark money groups [are] comparing themselves to civil rights heroes in Alabama under Jim Crow" 121 Penn St. L. Rev. 1049 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 16, 2017 stakeholder theory's "subordination of the…
  • Jul 19

    Making Friends with Entrepreneur

    Making Friends with Entrepreneur
    Last year, I was asked to contribute to a symposium on law and entrepreneurship hosted at the University of North Carolina. Although I had to Skype in for my presentation from Little Rock, Arkansas (where I had just given a...
  • Jul 18

    Long Live Director Primacy: Social Benefit Entities and the Downfall of Social Responsibility

    Long Live Director Primacy: Social Benefit Entities and the Downfall of Social Responsibility
    The more I read about social enterprise entities, the less I like about them. In 2014, my colleague Elaine Wilson and I wrote March of the Benefit Corporation: So Why Bother? Isn’t the Business Judgment Rule Alive and Well? We...
Rank this Week: 153

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 20

    The Mother of All Disruptions | City Journal

    The Mother of All Disruptions | City Journal
    Warning: don’t read too much about the future of jobs in an era of Artificial Intelligence if you are—psychologically speaking—in a dark place. If you’re a lover of the arts and humanities, for example, you should…
  • Jul 19

    The party of failure

    The party of failure
    This seems like a good time to reflect on just how comprehensively incompetent the Republican Party is. via theweek.com Incompetent is embraced by stupid.
  • Jul 19

    The party of failure

    The party of failure
    This seems like a good time to reflect on just how comprehensively incompetent the Republican Party is. via theweek.com Incompetent is embraced by stupid.
Rank this Week: 150

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 20

    Health Plan Payment in U.S. Marketplaces: Regulated Competition with a Weak Mandate

    Health Plan Payment in U.S. Marketplaces: Regulated Competition with a Weak Mandate
    Timothy J. Layton, Harvard Medical School - Department of Health Care Policy, Ellen Montz, Harvard Medical School - Department of Health Care Policy, and Mark Shepard, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) investigate Health Plan…
  • Jul 20

    Complementary Monopolies and Multi-Product Firm

    Complementary Monopolies and Multi-Product Firm
    Michael Kopel, University of Graz, Clemens Löffler, Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Thomas Pfeiffer, University of Vienna - Accounting and Control offer Complementary Monopolies and Multi-Product Firms. ABSTRACT: According…
  • Jul 20

    Advertising Competition in the Free-to-Air TV Broadcasting Industry

    Advertising Competition in the Free-to-Air TV Broadcasting Industry
    Marc Ivaldi, Toulouse School of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Jiekai Zhang, CREST-ENSAI study Advertising Competition in the Free-to-Air TV Broadcasting Industry. ABSTRACT: This paper empirically investigates the…
Rank this Week: 21

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
  • Jul 20

    The Revised European Small Claims Procedure Has Entered into Force

    The Revised European Small Claims Procedure Has Entered into Force
    The revised European Small Claims Procedure entered into force on July 14 (see Regulation (EU) 2015/2421 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 establishing a European Small…
  • Jul 16

    Third Country Law in the CJEU’s Data Protection Judgment

    Third Country Law in the CJEU’s Data Protection Judgment
    This post by Prof. Christopher Kuner was published last week at the European Law Blog. The hearing of the Schrems case at the CJEU will take place next Wednesday; for this reason (but not only: the post is worth reading) I…
  • Jul 15

    Save the date! Conference on the “Europeanness” of European Private International Law: 2/3 March 2018, Berlin

    Save the date! Conference on the “Europeanness” of European Private International Law: 2/3 March 2018, Berlin
    Over the course of the last decades the European legislature has adopted a total of 18 Regulations in the area of private international law (including civil procedure). The resulting substantial degree of legislative unification has been…
Rank this Week: 154

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
  • Jul 20

    Call for Papers: Municipalities and Privacy Protection

    Call for Papers: Municipalities and Privacy Protection
    Seton Hall Law School’s Institute for Privacy Protection is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its conference “New and Nontraditional Actors in Privacy and Social Media Regulation,” which will be held on Friday,…
  • Jul 18

    The Vermont Ratification Convention

    The Vermont Ratification Convention
    Here’s something that I didn’t know until yesterday: Vermont held a convention to ratify the Constitution. Vermont was an independent country (in other words, it was not part of the Union under the Articles of Confederation). In…
  • Jul 17

    Who Would Be the Senate Majority Leader?

    Who Would Be the Senate Majority Leader?
    I’m working on the galley proofs of my Bill of Rights book–the last stage before publication. This puts me in the mood to daydream about far-fetched legal scenarios. Suppose the Senate is divided equally between the parties. Under…
Rank this Week: 100

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 197

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/
  • Jul 20

    Designing Your Life

    Designing Your Life
    Summers always present wonderful opportunities to reflect on the past year and make plans for the next.  For me, they are a period of rejuvenation and reassessment. I find that each summer I spend some time designing my life and thinking…
  • Jul 14

    Blended Learning for Law School

    Blended Learning for Law School
    I just returned from an inspiring and thought provoking three days at the Wolters Kluwer-sponsored Leading Edge workshop. The gathering of about 35 thought leaders from legal education – a wonderfully diverse group – was…
  • Jul 13

    FutureLaw Workshop – Call for Paper

    FutureLaw Workshop – Call for Paper
    Conference Announcement and Call for Papers 2017 Junior Scholars #FutureLaw Workshop 2.0 at Duquesne The conference is organized by Seth Oranburg, Assistant Professor, Duquesne University School of Law. Funding is provided in part by the…
Rank this Week: 444

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
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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/
  • Jul 20

    Number Needed to Treat

    Number Needed to Treat
    In this article on Science Based Medicine, Dr. Harriet Hall sets out the significance of the Number Needed to Treat (NNT) as a measure of the benefit of a medical intervention (drug, procedure, or other therapy). In brief, the NNT...
  • Jul 19

    Low Information Jurors, Then and Now

    Low Information Jurors, Then and Now
    Today's New York Times has an article titled "In Juries, Lawyers Now Favor the Uninformed," with the subtitle "Jury selection in Martin Shkreli’s trial followed the growing tendency to cut not only jurors who have an opinion,…
  • Jul 17

    Teaching Intellectual Property Law in China

    Teaching Intellectual Property Law in China
    Earlier this summer, I taught a three-week class on United States intellectual property law at Jilin University in Changchun, China, as part of a program created by the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky. I was the first…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Jul 20

    Gilchrist on Individual Accountability for Corporate Crime

    Gilchrist on Individual Accountability for Corporate Crime
    Gregory M. Gilchrist (University of Toledo College of Law) has posted Individual Accountability for Corporate Crime (Georgia State University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Corporate crime is too often addressed by…
  • Jul 19

    "Not So Fast, Special Counsel"

    "Not So Fast, Special Counsel"
    Frank Bowman (Missouri) has this article at Slate. In part: What follows is an informed citizen’s guide to the obstacles that stand between Mueller deciding that a crime was committed and either impeachment of President Trump or prosecution…
  • Jul 19

    Emerson & Aminzadeh on Vacatur and Human Trafficking

    Emerson & Aminzadeh on Vacatur and Human Trafficking
    Jessica Emerson and Alison Aminzadeh (University of Baltimore - School of Law and The Law Offices of Jobeth R. Bowers) have posted Left Behind: How the Absence of a Federal Vacatur Law Disadvantages Survivors of Human Trafficking (16 U.…
Rank this Week: 245

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/
  • Jul 20

    Opinions About Giving Legal Opinion

    Opinions About Giving Legal Opinion
    Nowadays, news reports resemble the sorts of crazy hypotheticals that law professors love (and law students loathe). And since we love far-fetched hypotheticals, many law professors have taken to giving our legal opinions about the political…
  • Jul 19

    The lawyer, the addict, and the law professor

    The lawyer, the addict, and the law professor
    What did people think about The Lawyer, the Addict in last weekend's New York Times? The piece was written by the ex-wife of a lawyer who died of an overdose; in investigating her husband's drug use and death, the author found a legal…
  • Jul 19

    JOTWELL: Lahav on Kessler on the rise of legal adversarialism

    JOTWELL: Lahav on Kessler on the rise of legal adversarialism
    The new Courts Law essay comes from Alexandra Lahav (U Conn), reviewing Amalia Kessler, Inventing American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture (Yale University Press). Lahav focuses on the way in which equity…
Rank this Week: 29

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 20

    Public Hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

    Public Hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act
    The Ontario Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs met from July 10 to July 14, 2017 (we were informed that hearings are continuing to July 21, 2017, Hamilton is today and Toronto closes the tour tomorrow) to…
  • Jul 20

    Against Tradition

    Against Tradition
    In a recent column in Canadian Lawyer, Ian Holloway, my Dean and friend, wrote in defence of lawyerly traditions, such as calling Ontario’s law society the Law Society of Upper Canada, and barrister’s robes. At the same time he…
  • Jul 19

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Flirty Girl Fitness Inc. v…
Rank this Week: 41

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: 4040

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/
  • Jul 20

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law
    Al Jazeera (Jul. 19, 2017): Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Laws, by AFP News Agency: In 1989, the dictatorial regime of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte outlawed abortion in Chile in all cases. Almost 30 years later, the law remains unchanged....
  • Jul 18

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed
    Nashville Public Radio (Jul. 17, 2017): Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed, by Chas Sisk Early last year, Democrats and Republicans in the Tennessee Legislature co-sponsored and passed…
  • Jul 13

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach
    Human Rights Watch (July 10, 2017): Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach, by Nisha Varia This week, the Family Planning Summit met in London. The goal of this annual meeting is to bring governments, donors, and civil society...
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ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jul 20

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (July 20, 2017)

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (July 20, 2017)
    Top Downloads For: Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Recent Top Papers (60 days) As of: 21 May 2017 - 20 Jul 2017 Rank Paper Downloads 1. Crypto Transaction Dispute Resolution Wulf A. Kaal and Craig Calcaterra University of St.…
  • Jul 19

    Elvis Guitar Contract Case on Appeal to Eighth Circuit

    Elvis Guitar Contract Case on Appeal to Eighth Circuit
    Half a year ago, I blogged here about dispute about a contract for a guitar used by Elvis Presley during his final 1977 tour. The guitar is currently on display at the National Music Museum (“NMM”), which is affiliated with...
  • Jul 18

    When “The Check Is In The Mail” Extinguishes A Debtor’s Obligation

    When “The Check Is In The Mail” Extinguishes A Debtor’s Obligation
    At ContractsProf Blog, we love it when our readers send us new material or highlight interesting cases. This post below provides an interesting tale of course of performance with a sprinkling of negotiable instruments law. It comes to us…
Rank this Week: 291

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Activist's Suit Argues Gay Pride Flags Are Religious Symbol

    Activist's Suit Argues Gay Pride Flags Are Religious Symbol
    The San Diego Union Tribune reported yesterday that anti-gay marriage activist Chris Sevier has filed suit against four members of Congress seeking to force them to remove rainbow flags they have in the hallways outside their Congressional…
  • Jul 20

    Court Dismisses Husband's Suit Over Pastor's Affair With Wife

    Court Dismisses Husband's Suit Over Pastor's Affair With Wife
    In Laidlaw v. Converge Midatlantic, 2017 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS 203 (PA Com. Pl., July 19, 2017), a Pennsylvania trial court dismissed a suit brought by a husband who is seeking damages for a sexual affair between his wife and the pastor…
  • Jul 20

    Tax Court Says Omission of Cost of Donated Property Justifies Full Disallowance of Deduction

    Tax Court Says Omission of Cost of Donated Property Justifies Full Disallowance of Deduction
    In RERI Holdings I, LLC v. Commissioner, (US TC, July 3, 2017), the United States Tax Court held that a charitable deduction for property should be disallowed in full because the taxpayer failed to include the property's cost basis on IRS…
Rank this Week: 40

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 20

    2017: Now Officially The Summer My Professional Responsibility Exam Questions Wrote Themselve

    2017: Now Officially The Summer My Professional Responsibility Exam Questions Wrote Themselve
    By Diane KleinOn July 17, 2017, The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC featured a segment about the latest allegations of financial wrongdoing involving Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's second campaign manager and attendee at the now-notorious Trump…
  • Jul 19

    What's Wrong With Shotgun Weddings?

    What's Wrong With Shotgun Weddings?
    by Sherry F. ColbMy column for this week discusses the current state of California law, under which there is no minimum age requirement for marriage. There is a bill under consideration that would modify the law somewhat, but it has been…
  • Jul 18

    Freedom Apparently Means Whatever Republicans Need It to Mean

    Freedom Apparently Means Whatever Republicans Need It to Mean
    by Neil H. BuchananThe Republicans' ongoing effort to take away health care coverage from tens of millions of people is probably only on hold.  In any event, their attempt to pass the Trump-McConnell bill has just "collapsed," because…
Rank this Week: 339

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 20

    Malta Latest to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

    Malta Latest to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
    From The New York Times: VALLETTA, Malta — Lawmakers in Malta, a predominantly Roman Catholic country, voted to legalize same-sex marriage on Wednesday, joining much of Western Europe by replacing the traditional “you are now husband and…
  • Jul 19

    Solutions to Child Abuse in NC

    Solutions to Child Abuse in NC
    From WRLA News: RALEIGH, N.C. — Child abuse and neglect leads to long-term social, emotional and health consequences, according to leaders of a North Carolina organization looking to stop abuse. Prevent Child Abuse NC said that a lifetime…
  • Jul 18

    Indiana Appeals Federal Abortion Ruling

    Indiana Appeals Federal Abortion Ruling
    From IndyStar: The state of Indiana will appeal a federal ruling blocking an abortion law that would make it more difficult for minors to get an abortion without their parents' consent, according to court documents filed Friday. The Indiana…
Rank this Week: 238

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/
  • Jul 19

    Webinar on Elder Abuse-Insight into Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA)

    Webinar on Elder Abuse-Insight into Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA)
    Justice in Aging has announced a free webinar on Juhttp://www.justiceinaging.org/webinar-elder-abuse-insight-victims-crimes-act-voca/ly 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. edt, Elder Abuse-Insight into Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA). Here is a description of…
  • Jul 19

    Paying for Help at Home

    Paying for Help at Home
    Governing ran a recent story about how states will pay for in-home care for their residents who are elders. As Demand for At-Home Care Grows, States Debate How to Pay for It considers that aging Boomers may not want to...
  • Jul 18

    Nursing Home Quality of Care An Ongoing Issue for Some Facilitie

    Nursing Home Quality of Care An Ongoing Issue for Some Facilitie
    I read this article last week in the New York Times (also published by the Kaiser Health News), the topic of which is something we should consider seriously. Poor Patient Care at Many Nursing Homes Despite Stricter Oversight discusses…
Rank this Week: 734

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Getzler to Lecture on Leading Case

    Getzler to Lecture on Leading Case
    Joshua Getzler, Oxford University, will speak on Leading Cases, Hermeneutics, and the Politics of Legal History at the Australian National University on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 1–2pm:Joshua will reflect on the role of "leading…
  • Jul 19

    More on the Emoluments Clause

    More on the Emoluments Clause
    In a recent Weekend Roundup, we noted the New York Times op-ed on the Emoluments Clause by Joshua Blackman and Seth Barrett Tillman (as well as John Mikhail’s paper on how dictionaries published between 1523 and 1806 defined…
  • Jul 19

    Goold on Owning Body Part

    Goold on Owning Body Part
    Imogen Goold, St Anne’s College Oxford has published Flesh and Blood: Owning our Bodies and Their Parts with Hart Publishing. The book is in part historical in its approach. From the press:For centuries, human bodies and their parts…
Rank this Week: 31

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 19

    So When Will Religious Organizations Choose Not to Discriminate?

    So When Will Religious Organizations Choose Not to Discriminate?
    Leading church-state scholar Marci A. Hamilton comments on a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in which it held that a female principal of a Catholic school has no legal recourse when a priest engages in…
  • Jul 19

    California Considers Bill to Regulate (But Not Prohibit) Child Marriage

    California Considers Bill to Regulate (But Not Prohibit) Child Marriage
    Cornell University law professor Sherry F. Colb comments critically on a California bill that would regulate (but not prohibit) child marriage. Colb argues that the law, which in its current proposed form would allow parents and courts to…
  • Jul 16

    Can Lawyers, Politicians, and Lawgivers Go to Heaven?

    Can Lawyers, Politicians, and Lawgivers Go to Heaven?
    Chapman University Fowler School of Law professor Ronald D. Rotunda draws upon the writing of Dante Alighieri, author of The Divine Comedy, in calling upon politicians and lawmakers to enact just laws. Rotunda provides a short synopsis of the…
Rank this Week: 3670

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 19

    Call for Submissions for the ASIL Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference

    Call for Submissions for the ASIL Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) Midwest Interest Group is hosting its fourth annual research forum at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio on September 15-16, 2017. The goal is to create a friendly, open…
  • Jul 11

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law, with more than 20,000 members around the world, has some of the most interesting and productive conferences you'll find. Here's a list of upcoming events. Visit the ABA Section of…
  • Jul 10

    Save the Date: The New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teacher

    Save the Date: The New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teacher
    The New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers will hold its annual conference on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the University of Connecticut School of Law, in Hartford. (mew)
Rank this Week: 924

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/
Rank this Week: 387

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jul 19

    Things Are Heating Up in Germany

    Things Are Heating Up in Germany
    The 2017 Summer Session in International and Comparative Law is off to a hot start, matching the temperature in Giessen, Germany.  In this photo, you see a mix of jet-lagged law students from all over the world posing outside of the law…
  • Jul 19

    Both Sides Now: The Interactive Constitution

    Both Sides Now: The Interactive Constitution
    I recently learned about an amazing feature on the National Constitution Center website: an interactive Constitution. The site contains the entire United States Constitution and all of its amendments. Click on any part—the Preamble, any…
  • Jul 14

    “Diversity” in the Law: Savvy Business, Self-Motivation, or Both?

    “Diversity” in the Law: Savvy Business, Self-Motivation, or Both?
    “Diversity” is a term to qualify something diverse, which the American Heritage dictionary defines as “made up of distinct characteristics, qualities, or elements.” Diversity in the work environment of law firms,…
Rank this Week: 3214

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/
  • Jul 19

    NPR: Huge Convictions in Thai Human Trafficking Trial

    NPR: Huge Convictions in Thai Human Trafficking Trial
    NPR reports: A Thai army general and local politicians are among the dozens of people found guilty at a Bangkok court Wednesday in one of Thailand's largest human trafficking trials. Thailand has faced international criticism for years over…
  • Jul 19

    New Edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach

    New Edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach
    Congratulations to Paul Secunda, Jeff Hirsch, and Mike Duff on the publication of the second edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach (2d ed. 2017). Here's the publisher's description: The problem-based approach of Labor Law: A…
  • Jul 16

    Textualism Gone Mad?

    Textualism Gone Mad?
    A district court in Minnesota recently held that retaliation against a prospective hire for requesting an accommodation wasn’t actionable under §704(a). At issue in EEOC v. N. Mem'l Health Care was a claim on behalf of an applicant whose…
Rank this Week: 173

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: 341

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/
  • Jul 19

    Rewritten Feminist Judgments: The Tax Opinion

    Rewritten Feminist Judgments: The Tax Opinion
    Bridget Crawford & Anthony Infanti, Introduction to Feminist Judgments, to Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions (Bridget J. Crawford & Anthony C. Infanti eds., Cambridge University Press, 2017, Forthcoming). Could a feminist…
  • Jul 19

    Book Review of Sanger's About Abortion

    Book Review of Sanger's About Abortion
    David Pozen, The Abortion Closet An enormous amount of information and insight is packed into Carol Sanger’s About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First Century America. The book is anchored in post-1973 American case law. Yet it…
  • Jul 17

    Women Under Represented on Irish Juries in Serious Criminal Trials, Especially Rape Trial

    Women Under Represented on Irish Juries in Serious Criminal Trials, Especially Rape Trial
    Irish Times, Women Under Represented on Juries in Serious Criminal Trials: Gender Imbalance is Most Noticeable in Rape Trials While it is over 40 years since women won the right to be included on jury selection panels, men continue…
Rank this Week: 2721

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/
  • Jul 19

    Betty Dukes, Lead Plaintiff in Walmart Class Action, Die

    Betty Dukes, Lead Plaintiff in Walmart Class Action, Die
    Betty Dukes, the lead plaintiff in the historic class action Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. C-01-2252 (N.D. Calif.), has died at age 67. Although the lower courts granted and affirmed class certification in a gender- and race-based…
  • Jul 12

    Central States Law School Association (CSLSA) Annual Scholarship Conference

    Central States Law School Association (CSLSA) Annual Scholarship Conference
    An announcement from the CSLSA: Registration is Open for the CSLSA 2017 Conference Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, October 6 and Saturday,…
  • Jul 10

    CFPB Issues Rule on Arbitration Agreement

    CFPB Issues Rule on Arbitration Agreement
    Today the Consumer Financial Protection Board issued its final rule on arbitration agreements. Here’s the full 775-page document (the text of the regulation itself begins at p.747). From the summary: First, the final rule prohibits covered…
Rank this Week: 519