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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Apr 24

    Robinson on Snowden

    Robinson on Snowden
    John Robinson Jr. (University of Utah College of Law) has posted The Snowden Disconnect: When the Ends Justify the Means on SSRN. Here is the abstract: People react to Edward Snowden and his national security disclosures in radically…
  • Apr 24

    Gluck on Congress as the Source of Federalism

    Gluck on Congress as the Source of Federalism
    Abbe R. Gluck (Yale Law School) has posted Federalism from Federal Statutes: Health Reform, Medicaid, and the Old-Fashioned Federalists’ Gamble (The Health Care Case (Persily et al. eds.) 2013, Fordham Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 4, 2013) on…
  • Apr 24

    Poggi on Villa on Legal Interpretation

    Poggi on Villa on Legal Interpretation
    Francesca Poggi (University of Milan) has posted Contextualism, But Not Enough. A Brief Note on Villa's Theory of Legal Interpretation (Revus 17 | 2012. 55-65) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay examines the pragmatically oriented…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Apr 24

    Call For Papers: Workshop For Corporate & Securities Regulation

    Call For Papers: Workshop For Corporate & Securities Regulation
    The University of Richmond School of Law and the University of Illinois College of Law invite submissions for the Second Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation. This workshop will be held October 24-25, 2014 in Richmond.…
  • Apr 24

    Gillian Lester Named Dean Of Columbia Law

    Gillian Lester Named Dean Of Columbia Law
    Professor and Acting Dean Gillian Lester of UC Berkeley Law has been named the next Dean of Columbia Law School. She began teaching at UCLA Law in 1994 and moved to Berkeley in 2006. She holds an LLB from the...
  • Apr 24

    Antebellum UVA Students and Jurisprudence

    Antebellum UVA Students and Jurisprudence
    One of my projects this summer is going to be looking closely at the ideas of UVa students before the War. I'm going to focus on their ideas about jurisprudence. We know a lot, actually, about the UVa faculty towards...
Rank this Week: 60

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 260

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 24

    Global Legal Skills Conference

    Global Legal Skills Conference
    The ninth Global Legal Skills Conference is being held in Italy at the University of Verona from May 21-23, 2014.
  • Apr 20

    Reminder: ILW Proposals Due April 23

    Reminder: ILW Proposals Due April 23
    014 International Law Weekend will be held from October 23-25, 2014 in New York City. ILW is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA).…
  • Apr 17

    Syria: Reopen Discussion on Persons Trapped in Homs, "A Theatre of Death and Destruction"

    Syria: Reopen Discussion on Persons Trapped in Homs, "A Theatre of Death and Destruction"
    Regretting the abrupt halt in talks between the Syrian authorities and the negotiating committee representing civilians and fighters trapped in the Old City of Homs, United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi today urged all the parties…
Rank this Week: 747

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Apr 24

    Haim Sandberg: From JNF to Viva Palestina -- UK Policy Towards Zionist and Palestinian Charitie

    Haim Sandberg: From JNF to Viva Palestina -- UK Policy Towards Zionist and Palestinian Charitie
    From SSRN . . . The classification of a charity's object as "political" and the legal attitude towards political activities of charities and NGOs may be tinged with political bias. The article aims to show how such a bias had...
  • Apr 24

    Arjya Majumdar: Zakat, Dana and Corporate Social Responsibility

    Arjya Majumdar: Zakat, Dana and Corporate Social Responsibility
    From SSRN . . . The tradition of giving finds itself in every religious text across the world. There seem to be few other principles which are so globally accepted. Whether it is the Zakat, the Islamic practice of giving...
  • Apr 23

    Crowdfunding for Nonprofits: Solicitation or Matchmaking?

    Crowdfunding for Nonprofits: Solicitation or Matchmaking?
    “Crowdfunding” appears to be all the rage. Investopedia defines crowdfunding on the most basic level as the “use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a new business venture.” In the earliest days,…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 24

    Stress Management for Law Students (From a Recent Grad)

    Stress Management for Law Students (From a Recent Grad)
    Alexandra Kozlov graduated from the Queen’s Faculty of Law in 2012 and articled with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeal Tribunal We all know what law school stress looks like. Come exam time, we see its physical manifestations:…
  • Apr 24

    Business Trademarks May Be Displayed in Quebec in a Language Other Than French

    Business Trademarks May Be Displayed in Quebec in a Language Other Than French
    On April 9, 2014, the Quebec Superior Court ruled that businesses in the province of Quebec may continue to display their trademarks on public signs outside their premises in a language other than French if no French version of the trademark…
  • Apr 24

    Online Dispute Resolution, Courts and Tribunals: What Are the Threshhold Issues?

    Online Dispute Resolution, Courts and Tribunals: What Are the Threshhold Issues?
    Many people are only starting to get used to the idea of ODR – Online Dispute Resolution. ODR uses increasingly familiar things, like online communication and information sharing, and uses the internet to combine them with dispute…
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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/
  • Apr 24

    More Typepad hiccup

    More Typepad hiccup
    Starting last Friday, Typepad (the blog service I use) has been having some problems due to DOS attacks by cyber-miscreants. Fortunately, this blog has remained on-line almost the whole time (some other blogs that use Typepad disappeared for…
  • Apr 24

    Americans want philosophy and the liberal arts...

    Americans want philosophy and the liberal arts...
    ...according to a new study of popular attitudes about higher education.
  • Apr 24

    "Hope and optimism?"

    "Hope and optimism?"
    $4.5 million worth! Project leaders are Cornell's Andrew Chignell and Notre Dame's Samuel Newlands.
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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/
  • Apr 24

    Could Law Firms Refuse to Hire Graduates of a Religious-Based Law School?

    Could Law Firms Refuse to Hire Graduates of a Religious-Based Law School?
    The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario’s governing legal body for lawyers, is set to debate and vote today on whether to accredit the proposed law school at B.C.’s Trinity Western University (TWU).  For the life of me, I…
  • Apr 4

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model
    You may have seen in the media that Unifor (the old Canadian Auto Workers) applied this week to represent employees at Toyota’s three plants in Cambridge and Woodstock.  The media stories said there is approximately 6500 employees…
  • Apr 3

    Union Security and the Law (links)

    Union Security and the Law (links)
     Labour Relations Act Canadian Laws on Union Dues and Membership Rand’s Arbitration Decision (Ford, 1946) Right to Work and Bullshit in Labour Policy Debates Has anything changed with Hudak’s New claim that he is dropping…
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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/
  • Apr 24

    Ad targets South Carolina politician for his work as criminal defense counsel

    Ad targets South Carolina politician for his work as criminal defense counsel
    At the Volokh site, Jonathan Adler critcizes an attack ad by the Republican Governor's Association that focuses on a political candidate's work as criminal defense counsel. News story here. I have gone back and forth about posting the ad…
  • Apr 24

    "State Bar trying again to expand enforcement powers"

    "State Bar trying again to expand enforcement powers"
    Dan Walters, at the Sacramento Bee, has this story. (h/t: KafkaEsq, where David Carr offers analysis.) Excerpt from Walters: The State Bar is something of an odd duck – a quasi-private, quasi-public entity that simultaneously regulates…
  • Apr 23

    W. Bradley Wendel, "In Search of Core Values"

    W. Bradley Wendel, "In Search of Core Values"
    Article. Abstract: A consensus appears to have emerged among American lawyers that globalization and information technology are transforming the practice of law in fundamental ways. In particular, non-lawyers are increasingly involved in what…
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Supreme Court Rules Banning Affirmative Action is Constitutional

    Supreme Court Rules Banning Affirmative Action is Constitutional
    In 2006, Michigan voters banned affirmative action with the intention of ridding the state of racial preferences. On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court upheld states rights to decide to use race as a factor in college admissions. The…
  • Apr 24

    Constitutionality of the “Parsonage Exclusion” Challenged

    Constitutionality of the “Parsonage Exclusion” Challenged
    The constitutionality of the “parsonage exclusion” is currently before the Seventh Circuit. Amicus briefs are flooding in and strong opinions are being expressed for both sides. The income tax exemption that excludes housing allowances…
  • Apr 24

    Stetson Law Sponsors Webinar -- Fundamentals of Special Needs Trusts Administration

    Stetson Law Sponsors Webinar -- Fundamentals of Special Needs Trusts Administration
    Join nationally known leaders Craig C. Reaves, Robert B. Fleming, and Mary Alice Jackson in this timely and important webinar as they address challenging SNT administrative issues faced by trustees, attorneys, financial planners and money…
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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Journal of Supreme Court History 39:1

    Journal of Supreme Court History 39:1
    Here, via H-Law, are the articles in the Journal of Supreme Court History, 39:1: A Better Story in Prigg v. Pennsylvania?H. Robert BakerJudicial Modesty in the Wartime Context: Roosevelt v. Meyer (1863)Dawinder S. SidhuDoing Brandeis Justice:…
  • Apr 23

    New Books on Higher Education

    New Books on Higher Education
    Every so often, the Chronicle of Higher Education spotlights "New Books on Higher Education." Here are some items of interest from the most recent list.Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, by Michael S. Roth (Yale University…
  • Apr 23

    Rohit De Receives L&SA's Dissertation Prize

    Rohit De Receives L&SA's Dissertation Prize
    Rohit De, Department of History, Princeton University, is a co-recipient of the Law and Society Association’s Dissertation Prize, for "The Republic of Writs: Litigious Citizens, Constitutional Law, and Everyday Life in India…
Rank this Week: 78

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Apr 24

    Veterans die after being placed on VA Hospital’s secret waiting list

    Veterans die after being placed on VA Hospital’s secret waiting list
    Via CNN: At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by...
  • Apr 24

    Register Now-Webinar on Home & Community-Based Services Rule

    Register Now-Webinar on Home & Community-Based Services Rule
    The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) announces an upcoming webinar on April 29, 2014 on Understanding and Impacting Implementation of New Home and Community-Based Services Rules. The announcement describes the webinar as New…
  • Apr 24

    "What If It's Not Alzheimer's?"

    "What If It's Not Alzheimer's?"
    My Penn State colleague from Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Claire Flaherty, has shared with me a another fascinating resource, "What If It's Not Alzheimer's?: A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia," by Gary Radin and Lisa Radin. The first…
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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Immigrant of the Day Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful person of 2014

    Immigrant of the Day Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful person of 2014
    A previous Immigrant of the Day, Lupita Nyong'o was honored with an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a slave in The "12 Years a Slave." Further demonstrating that Nyong'o has truly made it, People magazine…
  • Apr 23

    Immigration Enforcement Policy: Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    Immigration Enforcement Policy: Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place
    Guest blogger: Tiffany Lam, second-year law student, University of San Francisco This is a tragic case of violence and fear in McAllen, Texas. Mely Saldana’s 15-year-old son got into an argument with his stepdad over what channel to watch…
  • Apr 23

    FAMILY VIOLENCE LITIGATION & IMMIGRATION PROJECT FELLOW

    FAMILY VIOLENCE LITIGATION & IMMIGRATION PROJECT FELLOW
    Albany Law School’s Law Clinic & Justice Center seeks a Fellow to provide legal advocacy services to Family Violence Litigation Clinic & Immigration Project clients and perform other related duties pursuant to grants and contracts.…
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The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Apr 24

    Doug Ducey For Arizona Governor: A Radio Townhall

    Doug Ducey For Arizona Governor: A Radio Townhall
    Here’s a link to the donations page of Doug Ducey’s campaign for governor in Arizona.  Here’s why you should click on it and send him some money today, whether $5, $25, $50 or more, no matter what state you live in.…
  • Apr 24

    The Government Within The Government Within The Government Running Obamacare

    The Government Within The Government Within The Government Running Obamacare
    Be sure to read the Wall Street Journal op-ed by Lanhee Chen and James Capretta on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, which along with the Independent Payment Advisory Board is effectively in charge of your future…
  • Apr 23

    Jake Tapper on The Coverage of Tom Steyer

    Jake Tapper on The Coverage of Tom Steyer
    CNN’s Jake Tapper opened my show Wednesday.  Among other things we talked about when and if the MSM will start digging into Tom Steyer’s past and how he made his money: Audio: 04-23hhs-tapper Transcript: HH: I begin with Jake…
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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Northwestern Football Union Vote this Week

    Northwestern Football Union Vote this Week
    The scholarship players for Northwestern's football team will be voting Friday whether to unionize. As the NY Times reports, Northwestern has been fighting hard for the players to vote against the union. Many readers will recognize these…
  • Apr 24

    Labor & Employment Law Roundup

    Labor & Employment Law Roundup
    Some recent labor & employment law issues in the news: The lone holdout among major U.S. airlines has now joined the club. Pilots for JetBlue just voted by almost 75% to unionize. The case against Apple, Google, and other Silicon...
  • Apr 23

    Who Counts as Black?

    Who Counts as Black?
    The Sixth Circuit just handed a resounding defeat to the EEOC in its disparate impact challenge to Kaplan Higher Education Corp.'s use of credit history to select employees, including those who will have access to student financial…
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Apr 24

    Judging Ethics In South Carolina

    Judging Ethics In South Carolina
    The South Carolina Advisory Committee on Standards of Judicial has issued several recent opinions. A full-time magistrate may serve as vice-president of the alumni chapter of a college fraternity but should be careful to avoid support for…
  • Apr 24

    Retaliation Against Former Client, Other Misconduct, Leads To Disbarment

    Retaliation Against Former Client, Other Misconduct, Leads To Disbarment
    An attorney who, among other things, violated his duty of confidentiality by placing his client's medical records in public pleadings has been disbarred by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. The key findings The Board [on Professional…
  • Apr 24

    Billing Fraud Charges Against Chicago Attorney

    Billing Fraud Charges Against Chicago Attorney
    The Illinois Administrator has charged an attorney with the following Between approximately 1991 and September 2013, Respondent was a partner at a law firm ("the firm") in the firm’s Chicago office. Between at least January 1,…
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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 6

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Apr 24

    FDA to Regulate E-Cigarette

    FDA to Regulate E-Cigarette
    The FDA announced its plans to begin regulating E-Cigarettes today. According to many consumers, the proposed regulations have taken too long already. For example, a March 23, 2014, New York Times article titled "Selling a Poison by the…
  • Apr 17

    Stanford Symposium on the BP Oil Spill Litigation

    Stanford Symposium on the BP Oil Spill Litigation
    The Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation is hosting a symposium, "A Complicated Cleanup: The BP Oil Spill Litigation," on Thursday, May 8, 2014 and Friday, May 9, 2014, at Stanford Law School. The keynote address speaker is…
  • Mar 31

    Zimmerman on Presidential and Corporate Settlement

    Zimmerman on Presidential and Corporate Settlement
    Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I rapped at ya. I am passing along two recent, and very interesting, papers by Adam Zimmerman of Loyola. The first concerns presidential settlements and is entitled, oddly enough, "Presidential…
Rank this Week: 1083

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1261

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 24

    Guest Post: Argentina v. NML Capital – Does the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Mean More Than It Says?

    Guest Post: Argentina v. NML Capital – Does the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Mean More Than It Says?
    by Michael Ramsey by Michael Ramsey [Michael D. Ramsey is the Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Professor of Law at the University of San Diego Law School. Professor Ramsey previously prepared an analysis of this case for the Judicial…
  • Apr 24

    Alter Book Symposium: Comment by Jacob Katz Cogan

    Alter Book Symposium: Comment by Jacob Katz Cogan
    by Jacob Katz Cogan by Jacob Katz Cogan [Jacob Katz Cogan is the Judge Joseph P. Kinneary Professor of Law at the University of Cincinatti College of Law] At the beginning of the fourth chapter of her new book The New Terrain of…
  • Apr 23

    Alter Book Symposium: Welcome to the New World of Comparative International Court

    Alter Book Symposium: Welcome to the New World of Comparative International Court
    by Roger Alford by Roger Alford Let me join others in heaping praise on Karen Alter’s new book. It marks a growing trend of studying international law from an institutional rather than substantive perspective. My favorite aspect of the…
Rank this Week: 25

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Apr 24

    The Benefits of Early Childhood Education: Beyond Standardized Test Score

    The Benefits of Early Childhood Education: Beyond Standardized Test Score
    Back in the fall when the prospect of new federal funds for pre-k education was heating up, there was a significant amount of discussion regarding the academic effects of pre-k education. I offered some analysis of a report that synthesized…
  • Apr 23

    Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Consideration of Race in Admission

    Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Consideration of Race in Admission
    Yesterday, the Court held in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action that the Michigan referendum, which amended the state constitution to prohibit the consideration of race in admissions following Grutter v. Bollinger, was…
  • Apr 23

    SCOTUSBlog on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

    SCOTUSBlog on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action
    A great deal will be written about the future of racial diversity in higher education following yesterday's decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, but here is a recap from Mark Walsh at SCOTUSBlog on the opinion's…
Rank this Week: 1277

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    Guns, Georgia Lunacy, and Constitutional Machination

    Guns, Georgia Lunacy, and Constitutional Machination
    Georgia struck a blow this week for the Second Amendment, or so it says. It passed a law permitting owners to carry guns virtually everywhere including bars, schools, churches, and I assume the finish line of any upcoming marathon. The photo…
  • Apr 19

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”
    Morning Bell at Mount Jing, Ma Xian (late 18th-early 19th) Qing dynasty On an existential level, when we recognize the extent to which our lives are molded by social constructs, we become able to free ourselves from a type of emotional…
  • Apr 16

    Conscience & Conviction

    Conscience & Conviction
    The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959. This is one of several Rockwell paintings that can serve more or less as a civics lesson (cf. the 1964 painting, The Problem…
Rank this Week: 1138

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Symposium on Alter's "The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights"

    Symposium on Alter's "The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights"
    This week, EJIL Talk! and Opinio Juris are hosting a joint symposium on Karen J. Alter's The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights (Princeton Univ. Press 2014). Karen's introductory post is here. Nico Krisch's comment is…
  • Apr 24

    Call for Papers: TWAIL Conference on Praxis and the Intellectual

    Call for Papers: TWAIL Conference on Praxis and the Intellectual
    A call for papers has been issued for the Third World Approaches to International Law Conference on Praxis and the Intellectual, to take place February 22-24, 2015, in Cairo. Here's the call: Third World Approaches to International Law…
  • Apr 24

    Conference: Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law Third Annual Conference (Update)

    Conference: Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law Third Annual Conference (Update)
    The Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law will hold its third annual conference, May 10-11, 2014, at the University of Cambridge. The theme is "Stepping Away from the State: Universality and Cosmopolitanism in International…
Rank this Week: 57

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
  • Apr 24

    Brand on Overlap between PIL and Substantive Law in the EU

    Brand on Overlap between PIL and Substantive Law in the EU
    Ronald A. Brand (University of Pittsburgh School of Law) has posted The Evolving Private International Law/Substantive Law Overlap in the European Union on SSRN. This chapter, written for the FESTSCHRIFT FÜR ULRICH MAGNUS…
  • Apr 24

    Festschrift Ulrich Magnu

    Festschrift Ulrich Magnu
    A Liber Amicorum for Ulrich Magnus was published in February 2014. It contains a number of contributions on private international law. III. Internationales Privat- und Zivilverfahrensrecht Jürgen Basedow,…
  • Apr 23

    Second Seminar on the Boundaries of European PIL

    Second Seminar on the Boundaries of European PIL
    Boundaries of European Private International Law Seminar n° 2 – Louvain la Neuve: What are the Boundaries between Internal Market and European PIL and among PIL Instruments? 5/6 June 2014 Coordination : Jean-Sylvestre…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Apr 24

    The American Presidency and the Need for Reform

    The American Presidency and the Need for Reform
    If electing a single executive from one party compromises principles of representation, promotes partisan conflict, and encourages poor decision making, we should give serious consideration to ways in which executive power in the United…
  • Apr 23

    CFP: Seventh Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop

    CFP: Seventh Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop
    The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop on October 10-11, 2014. The workshop pairs a senior scholar with a panel of junior scholars presenting works-in-progress. Confirmed…
  • Apr 23

    JOTWELL: Effron on Glover on happenstantial federalism

    JOTWELL: Effron on Glover on happenstantial federalism
    The latest essay for JOTWELL's Courts Law comes from Robin Effron (Brooklyn), reviewing J. Maria Glover's Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Class Actions in Multi-District…
Rank this Week: 94

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Apr 24

    Guns, Popular Constitutionalism and the Bundy Protest

    Guns, Popular Constitutionalism and the Bundy Protest
    Jared Goldstein has a fascinating piece in Thursday's morning edition of Slate on the roots of constitutional vigilantism behind the recent protests on the Bundy Ranch in Nevada. Goldstein traces a common perspective linking the Klan, the…
  • Apr 21

    Missouri Landowners Seeking a "Double Take" from Taxpayer

    Missouri Landowners Seeking a "Double Take" from Taxpayer
    Landowners flooded by the Missouri River in 2011 have sued the Corps of Engineers for a Fifth Amendment “taking” under the U.S. Constitution. Their attorneys hope to rake in over $250 million in claims for their clients and at least...
  • Apr 11

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law
    Today I will be blogging live from the Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium held at Widener Law in Delaware. A live feed of the conference is available here. A remarkable group of scholars from all over the world have converged…
Rank this Week: 255

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

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

    Congratulations to Jeremiah Ho

    Congratulations to Jeremiah Ho
    Congratulations to Jeremiah Ho from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School of Law! Many of you will remember Jeremiah from his ASP days before he became a full-time law professor on his move to U Mass Dartmouth. Jeremiah is one of...
  • Apr 23

    AASE National Conference - What will you discover in Indianapolis?

    AASE National Conference - What will you discover in Indianapolis?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2nd Annual AASE National Conference May 29 through June 1, 2014 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What will you discover in Indianapolis? · Four…
  • Apr 22

    Relax

    Relax
    Right before exams, I usually try to have a Academic Success Workshop devoted to stress reduction. The most useful and popular thing that we have done is to lead the students in a stress reduction meditation from The Relaxation and...
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Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Apr 24

    Call for Papers: Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop

    Call for Papers: Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop
    Second Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers The University of Richmond School of Law and the University of Illinois College of Law invite submissions for the Second Annual Workshop for Corporate &…
  • Apr 23

    Trammell on Transactionalism Cost

    Trammell on Transactionalism Cost
    Alan Trammell (Brooklyn Law School) has posted Transactionalism Costs to SSRN. Modern civil litigation is organized around the “transaction or occurrence,” a simple and fluid concept that brings together logically related claims in one…
  • Apr 22

    Call for Papers: 7th Annual Jr Faculty Fed Cts Workshop

    Call for Papers: 7th Annual Jr Faculty Fed Cts Workshop
    Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop CALL FOR PAPERS: The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop on October 10-11, 2014. The workshop pairs a senior scholar…
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Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Apr 24

    “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Vote No.”

    “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Vote No.”
    According to The New York Times, that’s the message that Northwestern is sending to its football players, who vote Friday on whether to form a union.  While the University and its boosters are not doing anything improper in…
  • Apr 23

    Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 35, Issue 4

    Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 35, Issue 4
        CARDOZO LAW REVIEW VOLUME 35  APRIL 2014  NUMBER 4Copyright © 2014 by Yeshiva UniversityAll rights reservedCONTENTSArticlesTesting the Boundaries of Family Privacy: The Special Case of Pediatric Sibling…
  • Apr 23

    FAN .12 (First Amendment News) — Red Lion Revisited?

    FAN .12 (First Amendment News) — Red Lion Revisited?
    More than a quarter-century ago, Professor Laurence Tribe declared: “The first amendment’s sweeping guarantees have been most compromised in the realm of the most modern medium: electronic broadcasting.” (American…
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Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    4/23 Motion Hearings #4: Still More Discovery & Jury Sequester

    4/23 Motion Hearings #4: Still More Discovery & Jury Sequester
    The court begins the afternoon session with quick consideration of one more defense discovery motion, AE226, seeking exculpatory information from a case in the Southern District of New York pertaining to additional people that were allegedly…
  • Apr 24

    The Al-Awlaki Decision: No Triumph for Transparency?

    The Al-Awlaki Decision: No Triumph for Transparency?
    On Monday, a three-judge Second Circuit panel ordered the Obama administration to disclose a redacted copy of the Office of Legal Counsel memorandum outlining its legal justification for the targeted killing of New Mexico-born Anwar…
  • Apr 23

    4/23 Motion Hearings #3: Discovery, Discovery, Discovery

    4/23 Motion Hearings #3: Discovery, Discovery, Discovery
    The court returns from recess to consider two defense discovery motions, AE224, seeking information surrounding the facts and circumstances of the death of Abdul Aziz Bin Attash, and AE225, requesting files on the Kuwaiti prosecution of four…
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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/
  • Apr 24

    Academic Dads Don't Carry Their Share of Parenting Work

    Academic Dads Don't Carry Their Share of Parenting Work
    The Family Law Prof Blog posted Even in Academia, Dads Don't Do Diapers. The assumption of this study was that if there was gender equality in parenting anywhere, it would be in academia where men have more flexible time at...<img…
  • Apr 24

    Is Blogging Scholarship?

    Is Blogging Scholarship?
    Is Blogging Scholarship? The short answer is no. But...this article concludes it is incredibly important as the venue of intellectual innovation and creativity, and thus should be valued "as an avenue of scholarship" even if…
  • Apr 24

    Today is Take Our Daughters to Work Day

    Today is Take Our Daughters to Work Day
    Still my favorite article on the meaning of this day. Lisa Belkin, What Does Take Your Child to Work Day Mean in 2012? When Ms. Magazine created "Take Our Daughters To Work Day" 20 years ago, it was a statement...<img…
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Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity…

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Reigns Supreme

Covers employment law, human resources best practices, and how to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms to help ensure a happy and productive workforce. By Kendall Isaac.

http://www.workplacedignity.com/employment-law-and-dispute-resolution-blog.html
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M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 24

    Ackman on insider trading

    Ackman on insider trading
    Just in time for final exams, Bill Ackman schools CNBC on insider trading rules and the misappropriation theory while discussing his combined bid with Valeant for Allergan. For those of you who can't do video, here's a write up care...
  • Apr 23

    Can we do better?

    Can we do better?
    Chief Justice Strine's recent article in the Columbia Law Review, Can We Do Better By Ordinary Investors? has gotten a lot of ink recently. For those of you who don't have access to the CLR, you can download a copy...
  • Apr 22

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer
    If it wasn't already obvious to you we live in a global economy in which almost all deals of any significant size will have global regulatory implications. Take for example, Microsoft's pending acquisition of the Nokia handset business…
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The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
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Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
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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/
  • Apr 24

    Human Rights and Justice for Juvenile

    Human Rights and Justice for Juvenile
    Jonathan Todres writes about the the harsh impact of "Direct File" statutes and the continuing challenges of bringing the U.S. into line with international human rights law on treatment of juveniles. By Jonathan Todres In the past decade,…
  • Apr 23

    Teaching Human Rights in a Professional Responsibility Cla

    Teaching Human Rights in a Professional Responsibility Cla
    For the past few years, I’ve devoted a session of my Professional Responsibility course to the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and their application to lawyers. It has been a hit with my students and, I think, helps...
  • Apr 22

    A Student's Perspective of Human Rights Advocacy

    A Student's Perspective of Human Rights Advocacy
    This post reminds us of the importance of the student experiences in human rights advocacy. Are we always keeping in mind the mentoring of the next generation of human rights researchers and advocates? Co-Editor Carrie Bettinger Lopez submits…
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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Maynard Presents Reimagining Wealth Taxation as a Tool for Building Wealth at Washington University

    Maynard Presents Reimagining Wealth Taxation as a Tool for Building Wealth at Washington University
    Goldburn P. Maynard, Jr. (Washington University) presented Addressing Wealth Disparities: Reimagining Wealth Taxation as a Tool for Building Wealth, 92 Denv. U. L. Rev. ___ (2014), at Washington University yesterday as part of its Faculty…
  • Apr 24

    Plecnik: The Case for a Flat Wealth Tax

    Plecnik: The Case for a Flat Wealth Tax
    John Thomas Plecnik (Cleveland-Marshall), The New Flat Tax: A Modest Proposal for a Constitutionally Apportioned Wealth Tax, 41 Hastings Const. L.Q. 483 (2014): “Eat the poor children,” proposes Jonathan Swift. “Nay,” protests Occupy…
  • Apr 24

    Brunson: Taxing Polygamy

    Brunson: Taxing Polygamy
    Samuel D. Brunson (Loyola-Chicago), Taxing Polygamy, 91 Wash. U. L. Rev. 113 (2013): The tax law treats married and unmarried taxpayers differently in several respects. Married persons, for example, can file and pay their taxes as a unified…
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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 24

    The Burkean Argument Against Gitmo Trials, And A Stray Thought About Incorporation of the Bill of Right

    The Burkean Argument Against Gitmo Trials, And A Stray Thought About Incorporation of the Bill of Right
    by Michael DorfThe recent report of snooping on Gitmo defense lawyers by the FBI is disturbing, to say the least. More than twelve and a half years after 9/11, the special-purpose tribunals for trying those of the perpetrators in U.S. custody…
  • Apr 23

    SCOTUS Rejects "Political Process" Challenge to Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

    SCOTUS Rejects "Political Process" Challenge to Michigan Affirmative Action Ban
    By Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column unpacks yesterday's SCOTUS ruling in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. The column speaks for itself. Here I want to add the observation that I find each of the five separate opinions…
  • Apr 22

    What Rents May Broadcasters Charge?

    What Rents May Broadcasters Charge?
    By Bob HockettWhen I first moved to Ithaca some years ago, I was relieved by something that some people told me about television in this town – something that I suspect few would have counted as good news.  This was that it is…
Rank this Week: 499

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 24

    The Giant Arrows That Guide You Across America

    The Giant Arrows That Guide You Across America
    Twentieth Century GPS: Long before the days of radio (and those convenient little smartphone applications), the US Postal service began a cross-country air mail service using army war surplus planes from World War I, many piloted by former…
  • Apr 24

    Chang & Fennell on Partition and Revelation

    Chang &amp; Fennell on Partition and Revelation
    Yun-chien Chang (Academia Sinica) & Lee Fennell (Chicago) have posted Partition and Revelation (Chicago Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Judicial partition works like a private taking, yet it has been under-theorized. Existing…
  • Apr 23

    Hills on Hydrofracking and Home Rule

    Hills on Hydrofracking and Home Rule
    Rick Hills (NYU) has posted Hydrofracking and Home Rule: Defending and Defining an Anti-Preemption Canon of Statutory Construction in New York (Albany Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Extracting natural gas through hydraulic…
Rank this Week: 128

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 24

    JTL: Special Issue Honoring Richard Nagareda

    JTL: Special Issue Honoring Richard Nagareda
    Journal of Tort Law J. Tort Law Volume 5, Issue 1-2 Frontmatter Page i Special Issue in Honor of Richard A. Nagareda Goldberg, John C. P. Page 1 Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise...
  • Apr 23

    Rustad & Koenig on the Death of Tort by Fine Print Contract

    Rustad &amp; Koenig on the Death of Tort by Fine Print Contract
    ...an article in the Corporate Crime Reporter on Mike Rustad and Tom Koenig's article reporting an empirical study of the content of typical "terms of use" of social network sites. Rustad and Koenig also have a reform proposal.…
  • Apr 18

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe
    The Alaska legislature has passed an apology immunity bill. As is typical with many of these bills, it distinguishes between admissions, which remain admissible, and expressions of sympathy, which would become inadmissible. The bill cleared…
Rank this Week: 247

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Paternity Leave in Academia

    Paternity Leave in Academia
    From Bloomberg Businessweek: To help women in academia advance, elite universities should consider scrapping their generous paternity policies. That is the counterintuitive conclusion of a research paper published in the January issue of the…
  • Apr 23

    Last American Adoption from Crimea

    Last American Adoption from Crimea
    From ABC: As the overnight train pulled up to Crimea’s new border with Ukraine, Kristine Proctor held her breath. Armed soldiers outside the window peered inside. “Are there any foreigners?” they asked the conductor. He pointed at…
  • Apr 22

    Utah on Adoption

    Utah on Adoption
    From Time: Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has approved a measure that will require unwed mothers to tell birth fathers that they plan to give custody of their children to adoption agencies. Read more here. MR
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