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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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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: 2

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/
  • Oct 29

    Sourgens on the Transnational Legal Process & Freedom

    Sourgens on the Transnational Legal Process & Freedom
    Frederic G. Sourgens (Washburn University - School of Law) has posted Functions of Freedom -- Privacy, Autonomy, Dignity, and the Transnational Legal Process (Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 48, (March 2015), Forthcoming) on…
  • Oct 29

    Paige on Piracy & Universal Jurisdiction

    Paige on Piracy & Universal Jurisdiction
    Tamsin Phillipa Paige (University of Adelaide - School of Law) has posted Piracy and Universal Jurisdiction (Tamsin Paige, 'Piracy and Universal Jurisdiction' 12 Macquarie Law Journal 131 (2013)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article…
  • Oct 29

    Varuhas on the Public Interest Conception of Public Law

    Varuhas on the Public Interest Conception of Public Law
    Jason N. E. Varuhas (University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law) has posted The Public Interest Conception of Public Law: Its Procedural Origins and Substantive Implications on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper charts the development and…
Rank this Week: 18

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
  • Oct 29

    The French Cour de cassation and the « Thalys babies »

    The French Cour de cassation and the « Thalys babies »
    I am glad to post this comment by F. Mailhé, Associate Professor Paris 2, Panthéon-Assas On September 22, 2014, the French Cour de Cassation (Supreme Court for civil and criminal matters) published two prejudicial opinions on…
  • Oct 28

    The Evolution of European Private International Law – Coherence, Common Values and Consolidation

    The Evolution of European Private International Law – Coherence, Common Values and Consolidation
    The last decade has seen a number of important legislative developments in the field of European private international law and cross-border litigation, including the Rome I-III Regulations, the Brussels I (Recast) and Brussels II bis…
  • Oct 28

    Notice: 35 Years CISG and Beyond in Basel

    Notice: 35 Years CISG and Beyond in Basel
    The University of Basel, SVIR/SSDI (Swiss Association for International Law) and UNCITRAL are hosting a conference with the title 35 Years CISG and Beyond. The conference will take place on 29 and 30 January 2015 at the University of Basel.…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • Oct 29

    Korea: Park calls for passage of pension reform bill by year's end 음성듣기

    Korea: Park calls for passage of pension reform bill by year's end 음성듣기
    Via the Korea Times: President Park Geun-hye called Tuesday for efforts to ensure a bill meant to reform the pension system for civil servants will pass the parliament by the end of this year. "We will pass onto our future...
  • Oct 29

    UK news: Demntia is leading cause of death for women

    UK news: Demntia is leading cause of death for women
    Via the BBC: Dementia is the leading cause of death for women in England and Wales, official figures show. The disease now kills more than three times as many women as breast cancer and thousands more than either heart attacks...
  • Oct 29

    Non-Profit versus For-Profit Long-Term Care Providers: Does It Make a Difference?

    Non-Profit versus For-Profit Long-Term Care Providers: Does It Make a Difference?
    LeadingAge is an organization representing "nonprofit" long-term care providers, including operators of CCRCs, home health agencies, day-care centers, nursing homes, Section 8 public housing, and similar companies. During the recent…
Rank this Week: 418

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 29

    Is There Any Risk of Ebola Transmission from an Asymptomatic Person?

    Is There Any Risk of Ebola Transmission from an Asymptomatic Person?
    by Michael DorfAbsent breaking news that takes me in a different direction, I expect that next week I'll have another Ebola quarantine column on Verdict that attempts to put some of the legal controversy in a broader context, but here I want…
  • Oct 29

    "Yes Means Yes" and Preponderance of the Evidence

    "Yes Means Yes" and Preponderance of the Evidence
    In my Verdict column for this week, I discuss the California "yes means yes" law, which includes a variety of provisions that post-secondary-school educational institutions in California must adopt in their campus codes to maintain students'…
  • Oct 28

    Substance and Process and Efficiency in Law School

    Substance and Process and Efficiency in Law School
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananLast night, I was talking with a professor who is the vice provost of a pharmacy school at a top research university.  She talked about the process of educating her students, and then she noted sardonically…
Rank this Week: 514

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 29

    Annotated version of the Fourth Plenum decision (add your own!)

    Annotated version of the Fourth Plenum decision (add your own!)
    The Fourth Plenum’s Decision is now available on the Law Genius site in annotatable form in both English (translation courtesy of Rogier Creemers and Jeremy Daum) and Chinese. I’ve already added annotations to the English text. By way of…
  • Oct 29

    The Fourth Plenum's "Decision": my take

    The Fourth Plenum's "Decision": my take
    The text of the decision passed by the F...
  • Oct 26

    The Chinese Legal Documents Serie

    The Chinese Legal Documents Serie
    The International Society for Chinese Law & History has a feature on its (terrific) website called the Chinese Legal Documents Series. Here's what it's all about: This special series invites researchers to introduce a document from their…
Rank this Week: 460

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Oct 29

    Using employment agreements to gag whistleblower

    Using employment agreements to gag whistleblower
    Alison Frankel has an interesting article on the issue and the apparently looming SEC crackdown. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 29

    Edward Rock on "Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance"

    Edward Rock on "Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance"
    Edward Rock has posted Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance (October 15, 2014). U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-37. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links,…
  • Oct 28

    Eric Talley on "Corporate Inversions and the Unbundling of Regulatory Competition"

    Eric Talley on "Corporate Inversions and the Unbundling of Regulatory Competition"
    Eric Talley has posted Corporate Inversions and the Unbundling of Regulatory Competition (October 15, 2014). USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS14-32. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links,…
Rank this Week: 57

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 29

    Conservative Strategist Ends Up with Shady Money

    Conservative Strategist Ends Up with Shady Money
    Whitney Ball plays a large role in the conservative movement. She controls DonorsTrust, a fund that has distributed more than $400 million to underwrite right-wing operations such as the National Rifle Association, the Heritage Foundation,…
  • Oct 29

    Organization as a Tool for Executor

    Organization as a Tool for Executor
    Being named executor of an estate is no small undertaking. An executor becomes legally responsible for protecting the assets of the decedent until the estate administration is complete. This can be a complicated, lengthy process, and…
  • Oct 29

    Man Shoots Family Over Inheritance

    Man Shoots Family Over Inheritance
    Last Friday Riverside County Authorities reported that a La Quinta man killed his brother, shot his sister, then turned the gun on himself during a dispute over their mother’s inheritance. Robert Bertrand, 55, and his siblings had a meeting…
Rank this Week: 55

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 40

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    In Re A.B. (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 29, 2014)

    In Re A.B. (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 29, 2014)
    You read a ton of dependency cases in which drugs are involved.  Not surprisingly.  Drugs and kids simply do not mix very well.It's usually methamphetamine or marijuana or cocaine.  But this case is slightly different:"Just…
  • Oct 29

    Negro v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 21, 2014)

    Negro v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 21, 2014)
    Think it's easy to order production of relevant e-mails from a party's gmail account?Think again.It's not that it doesn't happen here.  It does.  Eventually.But look how much time -- and money -- it took.  Ultimately requiring…
  • Oct 28

    U.S. v. Mavromatis (9th Cir. - Oct. 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Mavromatis (9th Cir. - Oct. 28, 2014)
    Here's a nice little disposition from this morning that makes total sense.  On the part of everyone involved (except, perhaps, the Alaska US Attorney and the district court).It's sufficiently brief that I can quote the disposition in…
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    Families in the Legal Ecosystem: Thinking Globally, How Do We Act Locally?

    Families in the Legal Ecosystem: Thinking Globally, How Do We Act Locally?
    Robert EmeryFor the book symposium on Clare Huntington, Failure to Flourish: How Family Law Undermines Family Relationships(Oxford University Press, 2014)I am awed by Clare Huntington’s sweeping and impressively detailed analysis of how…
  • Oct 29

    Flourishing Fatherhood

    Flourishing Fatherhood
    Clare HuntingtonFor the book symposium on Clare Huntington, Failure to Flourish: How Family Law Undermines Family Relationships  (Oxford University Press, 2014)Solangel Maldonado is right that family law is too quick to devalue…
  • Oct 28

    Helping Families Flourish: Committing to Children, Mothers (and Fathers)

    Helping Families Flourish: Committing to Children, Mothers (and Fathers)
    Solangel MaldonadoFor the book symposium on Clare Huntington, Failure to Flourish: How Family Law Undermines Family Relationships(Oxford University Press, 2014)When I tell people I teach family law, I brace myself for the negative…
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Oct 29

    [David Kopel] Watergate quiz

    [David Kopel] Watergate quiz
    How well do you know Watergate? This 100-question quiz from the summer of 1974 will provide the answer. If you were a newspaper reader when Watergate took place, the quiz will bring back lots of memories. If you don’t remember…
  • Oct 29

    [Eugene Volokh] Houston mayor drops church subpoena

    [Eugene Volokh] Houston mayor drops church subpoena
    Houston Chronicle (Katherine Driessen & Mike Morris) reports: The city of Houston will withdraw its controversial subpoenas of five pastors tied to a lawsuit over the city’s equal rights ordinance, Mayor Annise Parker announced at a…
  • Oct 29

    [Todd Zywicki] Symposium on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy” on November 14

    [Todd Zywicki] Symposium on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy” on November 14
    On November 14, the George Mason Law and Economics Center and the GMU Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy will be hosting an academic and public policy conference on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy.” CLE credit is…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Oct 29

    Dean Search: WVU College of Law

    Dean Search: WVU College of Law
    The West Virginia University College of Law is seeking applications and nominations to replace our former dean, Joyce McConnell, who is now the provost of the University. The College of Law just completed the addition of a new wing (part...
  • Oct 29

    Compliance & Business Law

    Compliance & Business Law
    Compliance is a hot business law topic in and outside of the industry. JD as compliance officers is a very likely future as law schools respond to hiring market pressures and what corporate employers' need. So what does this mean...
  • Oct 28

    In Oil Boom or Bust, Health, Safety & Economic Opportunity Still Matter

    In Oil Boom or Bust, Health, Safety & Economic Opportunity Still Matter
    Many financial industry analysts are bearish on the oil industry right now. I'm not sure they're right, as I note below, but I also think it's important to recognize that financial market impact of oil price fluctuations is not the...
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Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Oct 29

    "What Does It Mean to be a Mechanism? Stephen Morse, Non-Reductivism, and Mental Causation"

    "What Does It Mean to be a Mechanism? Stephen Morse, Non-Reductivism, and Mental Causation"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in Criminal Law and Philosophy): "What Does It Mean to be a Mechanism? Stephen Morse, Non-Reductivism, and Mental Causation" KATRINA SIFFERD, Elmhurst College Stephen Morse seems to have adopted a…
  • Oct 29

    "Binding Future Selves"

    "Binding Future Selves"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in 75 Louisiana Law Review No. 1 (2014)): "Binding Future Selves" KAIPONANEA T. MATSUMURA, Arizona State University Courts traditionally treat a person entering an agreement as the same…
  • Oct 29

    Interesting Study on Deception

    Interesting Study on Deception
    When given an opportunity to question people about cheating, we may not be so bad after all at assessing credibility. See the research ("Expertise in Deception Detection Involves Actively Prompting Diagnostic Information Rather Than Passive…
Rank this Week: 542

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 137

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Oct 29

    The Continuing Story of a Strongly Divided Electorate

    The Continuing Story of a Strongly Divided Electorate
    And in the end, we are at the point where we started – a state that is narrowly divided when it comes to the total number of people on each side of its politics and deeply divided when it comes to how strongly people feel about key…
  • Oct 29

    Casual Convergence in Unincorporated Entity Law

    Casual Convergence in Unincorporated Entity Law
    Professor Nadelle Grossman has a forthcoming book chapter entitled “Casual Convergence in Unincorporated Entity Law” in the Research Handbook on Partnerships, LLCs and Alternative Forms of Business Organizations (Robert W. Hillman…
  • Oct 28

    An Interview with Professor Linda Edward

    An Interview with Professor Linda Edward
    This fall, Professor Linda Edwards joins Marquette Law School as the Robert F. Boden Visiting Professor of Law.  She is the E.L. Cord Foundation Professor of Law at UNLV. You have written a wonderful book on the great briefs. What…
Rank this Week: 780

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Oct 29

    Time for the FTC to Reform its Advertising Substantiation Program

    Time for the FTC to Reform its Advertising Substantiation Program
    In my just published Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum, I argue that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should substantially scale back its overly aggressive “advertising substantiation” program, which disincentivizes…
  • Oct 28

    Abuse of Dominance by Patentees: A Pro-Innovation Perspective

    Abuse of Dominance by Patentees: A Pro-Innovation Perspective
    In my just-published article in The Antitrust Source, I argue that the law and economics literature on patents and error cost analysis demonstrate that the recent focus by U.S. (and foreign) antitrust enforcers on single-firm patent abuses is…
  • Oct 17

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan
    As we have reported frequently on this blog (see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here and here) the car dealers have been making remarkably silly arguments in their fight to prevent Tesla from distributing its electrical vehicles…
Rank this Week: 406

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Oct 29

    Interdicting Ebola?

    Interdicting Ebola?
    Like most folks over the past few weeks, I've heard alot of news and commentary on the potential spread of Ebola through commercial airplane travel. The article below (a post from lawfareblog.com) outlines our country's plans to increase…
  • Oct 29

    Attorneys General For Sale: A Lobbying Loophole

    Attorneys General For Sale: A Lobbying Loophole
    Attorneys general are some of the most powerful political figures in American politics. And yet, unlike many other elected officials, AGs can be lobbied "to drop investigations, change policies, negotiate favorable settlements or pressure…
  • Oct 24

    US Childhood Poverty Hits Its Highest Point in 20 Year

    US Childhood Poverty Hits Its Highest Point in 20 Year
    A recent report published in the JAMA Pediatrics highlights a new low for the US: childhood poverty has reached a 20 year high. In the report, Dr. Glenn Flores and Bruce Lesley call on lawmakers to enact policy to successfully...
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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/
  • Oct 29

    Above the (Public Health) Law: Healthcare Worker Deception & Disobedience in a Time of Distrust

    Above the (Public Health) Law: Healthcare Worker Deception & Disobedience in a Time of Distrust
    A physician shall . . . be honest in all professional interactions, and strive to report physicians . . . engaging in fraud or deception, to appropriate entities. —AMA Principles of Medical Ethics This is a troubling series of news...
  • Oct 29

    Kentucky Law Journal

    Kentucky Law Journal
    From an email message that I received earlier this afternoon: The Kentucky Law Journal is opening an exclusive submission window for articles until November 14, 2014, at 5:00 PM EDT. All papers submitted during this window will be reviewed…
  • Oct 29

    Thomas Jefferson's Agreement with Bondholder

    Thomas Jefferson's Agreement with Bondholder
    A reader has sent along this important news on Thomas Jefferson Law School's agreement regarding its obligations with its Bondholders. Cribbing now from the story: [T]he bonds will be cancelled. In exchange, the bondholders will become owners…
Rank this Week: 117

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/
  • Oct 29

    U.S. News Ranking of Global Universitie

    U.S. News Ranking of Global Universitie
    The ranking is out (for what it’s worth). Here are the top ten: 100.0 Global Score #1 Harvard University United States Cambridge, MA 88.9 Global Score #2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Cambridge, MA 88.0 Global Score #3…
  • Oct 29

    New York Is Considering the Uniform Bar Exam

    New York Is Considering the Uniform Bar Exam
    The switch would also make it easier for lawyers to move in and out of New York without having to take tests anywhere else. The proposal is known as the Uniform Bar Examination and it is used by 14 states...
  • Oct 28

    New York Law Journal publishes "First-Year Associates Handbook"

    New York Law Journal publishes "First-Year Associates Handbook"
    On how to succeed from day one. A digital version of this Special Report from the NYLJ is available here. Below is an index and synopsis of the articles included. Managing Your BigLaw Career From the Start Gillad Matiteyahu, an...
Rank this Week: 2424

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Oct 29

    NY BILL PROPOSING BAN ON TATTOOING AND PIERCING OF PETS

    NY BILL PROPOSING BAN ON TATTOOING AND PIERCING OF PETS
    Angela Scarduzio           In New York, torturing, unjustifiably injuring, mutilating, or willfully furthering any act of cruelty to any animal is a violation of the state’s animal cruelty statute. N.Y.…
  • Oct 29

    Animal Law Writing Contest

    Animal Law Writing Contest
    David Cassuto From the email: The American Veterinary Medical Association, American Kennel Club, Cat Fanciers’ Association and Animal Health Institute offer law students an opportunity to engage in a scholarly discussion and debate of…
  • Oct 20

    Ebola Scare for Pet

    Ebola Scare for Pet
    Nicole Miraglia Following the death of the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, the news has been revolving around the outbreak in West Africa and the possible implications for the rest of the world. There are…
Rank this Week: 704

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Oct 29

    The "New Normal" and Generational Change

    The "New Normal" and Generational Change
    Howard's interesting post below on whether there is a "new normal" for law school tenure standards brings up a broader subject: The different scholarly productivity expectations among law professors over time. In the last generation…
  • Oct 29

    Kentucky Law Journal: Exclusive Submission Window

    Kentucky Law Journal: Exclusive Submission Window
    The following was forwarded by Josh Douglas at Kentucky. If you have an August piece that did not place or you want to get a head start on February: The Kentucky Law Journal is opening an exclusive submission window for articles until…
  • Oct 29

    Photo ID Laws and Voter Suppression

    Photo ID Laws and Voter Suppression
    My colleague, Mike Pitts, has posted his latest analysis in a series on the impact of Indiana’s photo ID law, the law that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008. (The earlier papers also are posted on SSRN.) Pitts draws three major…
Rank this Week: 105

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 29

    Mawani Presents Payout Policies of Canadian REITs Today at Toronto

    Mawani Presents Payout Policies of Canadian REITs Today at Toronto
    Amin Mawani (York University) presents Payout Policies of Canadian REITs at Toronto today as part of its James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop Series: This study examines whether Canadian REITs that distribute relatively more of the…
  • Oct 29

    Thomas Jefferson Law School Reaches Agreement With its Bondholders, Reduces Debt by $87 Million and Continues Operation

    Thomas Jefferson Law School Reaches Agreement With its Bondholders, Reduces Debt by $87 Million and Continues Operation
    Press release, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Announces Debt Restructuring: The Thomas Jefferson School of Law has signed a Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA) with nearly 90 percent of its bondholders that reduces its debt by two thirds…
  • Oct 29

    More on How Technology Is Transforming Law Practice

    More on How Technology Is Transforming Law Practice
    ABA Journal: Avvo Launches Service Providing On-demand Legal Advice for a Fixed Fee LegalZoom Products Will be Sold at a Discount Through Sam's Club New App Helps People Expunge Their Criminal Records ReInvent Law NYC Implores Lawyers to…
Rank this Week: 31

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/
  • Oct 29

    Horton Rise

    Horton Rise
    Although the Fifth Circuit tried to put a stake in the heart of the NLRB's Horton decision, the Board confirmed its vitality today in its opinion in Murphy Oil U.S.A. The bottom line: the NLRB "reaffirmed the D.R. Horton rationale...
  • Oct 29

    How Managers Consider Job-Applicant Criminal History

    How Managers Consider Job-Applicant Criminal History
    How do managers actually consider a job applicant’s criminal history, given the law? A recent study finds that it has a lot to do with how much discretion those managers have under company policy: Sarah E. Lageson, Michael Vuolo, and...
  • Oct 28

    Books That Shaped Work in America

    Books That Shaped Work in America
    image from www.dol.gov The Department of Labor recently started a new initiative called "Books That Shaped Work in America." The agency sought the input of leaders in the field on the question of which books have helped shape the…
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Oct 29

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #40: An Interview with Bob Litt

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #40: An Interview with Bob Litt
    Our guest this week is Bob Litt, the General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  Bob has had a distinguished career in government, from his clerkship with Justice Stewart, his time as a prosecutor in the…
  • Oct 29

    Toward a Different Kind of Transparency

    Toward a Different Kind of Transparency
    Over the last year and a half, the intelligence community has released a significant amount of previously classified material in an effort to be more transparent regarding matters pertaining to foreign intelligence surveillance activities,…
  • Oct 29

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Yesterday, the Department of Defense announced the first death associated with current U.S. operations in Iraq and Syria. According to Air Force Times, Cpl. Jordan L. “Spears [died]… in the Persian Gulf on Oct. 1 when he jumped…
Rank this Week: 120

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Oct 29

    A father of eight explains why he hasn’t saved a penny for his kids’ college education - The Washington Post

    A father of eight explains why he hasn’t saved a penny for his kids’ college education - The Washington Post
    David T. Fagan has eight kids and his oldest daughter is a senior in high school–and he hasn’t saved a penny for his children’s college education. But Fagan isn’t stressing. In fact, Fagan says he would prefer it if…
  • Oct 29

    Nina Teicholz: The Last Anti-Fat Crusaders - WSJ - WSJ

    Nina Teicholz: The Last Anti-Fat Crusaders - WSJ - WSJ
    The top scientist guiding the U.S. government’s nutrition recommendations made an admission last month that would surprise most Americans. Low-fat diets, Alice Lichtenstein said, are “probably not a good idea.” It was a rare…
  • Oct 29

    Millennials Bolt Obama for GOP in Midterms - NationalJournal.com

    Millennials Bolt Obama for GOP in Midterms - NationalJournal.com
    October 29, 2014 In a stunning turnaround, likely voters in the so-called millennial generation prefer a Republican-led Congress after next week's elections, and young Hispanics are turning sharply against President Obama. via…
Rank this Week: 589

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    New Issue: International Journal of Human Right

    New Issue: International Journal of Human Right
    The latest issue of the International Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 18, no. 6, 2014) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: A Renewed Call to Address Women's and Children's Human Rights Sonja Grover, Introduction to the special issue on…
  • Oct 29

    New Issue: Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage

    New Issue: Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage
    The latest issue of Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage (2014, no. 3) is out. Contents include:Doctrine – DébatsRapport final du Groupe de travail du Comité Français de l’Arbitrage sur l’arbitrage en…
  • Oct 29

    New Issue: New York University Journal of International Law and Politic

    New Issue: New York University Journal of International Law and Politic
    The latest issue of the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (Vol. 46, no. 4, Summer 2014) is out. Contents include:Ryan Liss, A Right to Belong: Legal Protection of Sociological Membership in the Application of…
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Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Oct 29

    A "Must-See" Video for Jessup Competitor

    A "Must-See" Video for Jessup Competitor
    This helpful video discusses legal issues in the current Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and provides some tips on effective advocacy. The Moderator is Lesley Benn, Executive Director, International Law Students…
  • Oct 27

    40th Annual Meeting of the New York African Studies Association

    40th Annual Meeting of the New York African Studies Association
    A special three-college conference in the capital of New York State will mark the 40th conference of the New York African Studies Association. On 3-4 April 2015 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Union College in Schenectady, and…
  • Oct 27

    UN Compensation Commission Pays Out Another Billion for the 1990 Invasion by Iraq; Total Amount Paid So Far is $47.8 Billion

    UN Compensation Commission Pays Out Another Billion for the 1990 Invasion by Iraq; Total Amount Paid So Far is $47.8 Billion
    The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses in the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, last week made $1.06 billion available to the Government of Kuwait. With today's payment,…
Rank this Week: 394

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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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/
  • Oct 29

    Strutin on Truth, Justice, and Plea

    Strutin on Truth, Justice, and Plea
    Ken Strutin (Government of the State of New York - New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA)) has posted Truth, Justice, and the American Style Plea Bargain (Albany Law Review, Vol. 77, No. 3, p. 825, 2013/2014) on SSRN. Here is...
  • Oct 29

    Corcoran et al. on Religion and the Acceptability of White-Collar Crime

    Corcoran et al. on Religion and the Acceptability of White-Collar Crime
    Katie Corcoran , David Pettinicchio and Blaine G. Robbins (University of Washington , University of Toronto and University of Washington - Department of Sociology) have posted Religion and the Acceptability of White-Collar Crime: A…
  • Oct 28

    "Ebola quarantines and state powers"

    "Ebola quarantines and state powers"
    Eugene Kontorovich has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: One would not think taxes a state places on airport taxis or other airport rules would be preempted by a federal policy to allow people to travel to West...
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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
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Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Oct 29

    Murder Convictions Vacated for Two Washington, D.C. Men

    Murder Convictions Vacated for Two Washington, D.C. Men
    A decade after Gary Gathers and Keith Mitchell were convicted of murder, a Washington, D.C. appeals court reversed their convictions Wednesday, finding that prosecutors relied on false evidence at trial. The Legal Times reported that the…
  • Oct 28

    Two Dallas Men Released After Serving 15 Year

    Two Dallas Men Released After Serving 15 Year
    Photo: Stanley Mozee (left) and Dennis Allen (right) are greeted by family, supporters and the media after being released in Dallas Tuesday. (Credit: Lara Solt) Dennis Lee Allen and Stanley Orson Mozee walked out of a Dallas County courtroom…
  • Oct 27

    Wide Reach of Wrongful Conviction

    Wide Reach of Wrongful Conviction
    Twenty years ago, Jennifer Thompson was a college student when she was sexually assaulted in her North Carolina apartment and burglarized. The following month, Thompson identified Ronald Cotton as the assailant and he was eventually convicted…
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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/
  • Oct 29

    The EU Leniency Programme and Recidivism

    The EU Leniency Programme and Recidivism
    Catarina Moura Pinto Marvao, SITE (Stockholm School of Economics); Trinity College Dublin explores The EU Leniency Programme and Recidivism. ABSTRACT: The EU Leniency Programme (LP) aims to encourage the dissolution of existing cartels and…
  • Oct 29

    Barriers to Entry into the Dutch Retail Banking Sector

    Barriers to Entry into the Dutch Retail Banking Sector
    Koos Borkent, Authority for Consumers and Markets, Peter Paul Hillebrink, Authority for Consumers and Markets, Marinus Imthorn, Authority for Consumers and Markets, Bastiaan Overvest, Independent, Gulbahar Tezel, Independent, Tako Vermeulen,…
  • Oct 29

    The Curious Case of Competition and Quality

    The Curious Case of Competition and Quality
    Ariel Ezrachi (Oxford) and Maurice Stucke (Tennessee) describe The Curious Case of Competition and Quality. ABSTRACT: Alongside the consideration of price, competition authorities recognize that quality can be as, if not more, important in…
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Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Oct 29

    REMINDER: We Robot abstracts due Nov. 3

    REMINDER: We Robot abstracts due Nov. 3
    Hope to see you!   Attachments: CFP-2.pdfFocus Areas: Architecture and Public PolicyCopyright and Fair UseIntermediary LiabilityPrivacyRobotic
  • Oct 27

    Trade Secrecy and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Secret Lawmaking Meets Criminalization

    Trade Secrecy and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Secret Lawmaking Meets Criminalization
    Trade secrecy, arguably the most active but least understood and studied of intellectual property's doctrines, is on the rise. Over the past two years, there has been increased legislative activity in this space -- the most since the revision…
  • Oct 20

    Free as in Open Access and Wikipedia

    Free as in Open Access and Wikipedia
    Cross-posted from EFF.  Between October 20 and 26, EFF is celebrating Open Access Week alongside dozens of organizations from around the world. This is a week to acknowledge the wide-ranging benefits of enabling open access to…
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Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    Transcript Provides More Insights Into Judge Shipp's Reasoning for Granting TRO to League

    Transcript Provides More Insights Into Judge Shipp's Reasoning for Granting TRO to League
    [This is an update of my prior post for the sole purpose of incorporating the latest developments in the case, such as the issuance of a scheduling order and the release of the transcript from last Friday's hearing]Less than 48 hours…
  • Oct 25

    Federal Judge Blocks NJ Sports Betting: My Analysis and Prediction

    Federal Judge Blocks NJ Sports Betting: My Analysis and Prediction
    Less than 48 hours before Monmouth Park Racetrack was scheduled to open the first legal sports book in New Jersey’s history (and with crowds expected to top 10,000 people for this historic event), a federal court judge put a temporary…
  • Oct 24

    College sports, student-athlete pay, and the Eleventh Amendment

    College sports, student-athlete pay, and the Eleventh Amendment
    This lawsuit, filed today, alleges that the NCAA violates the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying student-athletes (who, it alleges, are akin to work-study students). Named defendants are the NCAA and every Division I school, many of…
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Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    Parks on the Mississippi Legislative History Project

    Parks on the Mississippi Legislative History Project
    About a year ago, Nick Parrillo put up a guest post here that commenced, “The biggest obstacle to writing American legal history, in my view, is the dearth and inaccessibility of records of state legislative deliberations.” …
  • Oct 29

    The Bonfield Fellowship at Iowa Law

    The Bonfield Fellowship at Iowa Law
    [We have the following announcement.]The Law Library welcomes applications for its newly-created Bonfield Fellowship for a visiting researcher.The aim of the Bonfield Fellowship is to bring a faculty member at another institution to the…
  • Oct 28

    New Release: Bartoloni-Tuazon on "George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789"

    New Release: Bartoloni-Tuazon on "George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789"
    New from Cornell University Press: For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789 (2014), by Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon (First Federal Congress Project). A description from the Press: For Fear…
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Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Oct 29

    Remembering Our Best Selve

    Remembering Our Best Selve
    An earlier version of this post appeared as an op-ed in the Edmonton Journal. It has been a difficult week in Canada. The shocking deaths of Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo while in uniform, the images of gunfire in Parliament,...
  • Oct 28

    How Rod met Ralph

    How Rod met Ralph
  • Oct 27

    Rod Love RIP

    Rod Love RIP
    Rod Love, Premier Klein's right hand man for so long and whose rise was equally meteoric as Premier Klein's. has passed away. My thoughts and prayers and condolences to his family and loved ones.
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GreenLaw

GreenLaw

provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law. By Pace University School of Law's environmental law program.

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Oct 29

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II
    Land Use Climate Bubbles are emerging in every region of the country that should rivet the attention of policy makers. In numerous communities, property values are declining because of repeated flooding, continued threats of storm surges,…
  • Oct 16

    The Remarkable case of Sidney, New York

    The Remarkable case of Sidney, New York
    Sidney is in retreat. Situated next to the Susquehanna River in the Catskill Mountains of New York, the village was built on a floodplain on the south side of the river. In 2006, Sidney was hit by a record-breaking storm that dropped 14…
  • Oct 14

    “The Ancients Stole All Our Good Ideas”

    “The Ancients Stole All Our Good Ideas”
    Protecting the Environment Through Land Use Law: Standing Ground, starts with this quote from Emerson, “All of my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.” The quote introduces Chapter One of this book, which is entitled The…
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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/
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Oct 29

    Privity Relaxed In South Carolina

    Privity Relaxed In South Carolina
    South Carolina now recognizes that a beneficiary of a will may sue an attorney for drafting errors: Erika Fabian (Appellant) brought this action for legal malpractice and breach of contract by a third-party beneficiary, alleging attorney Ross…
  • Oct 29

    In My Mind I'm Going To Carolina

    In My Mind I'm Going To Carolina
    An attorney admitted to practice in Utah and California has been permanently disbarred in south Carolina for solicitation of a South Carolina client and subsequent false statements to disciplinary authorities. The attorney was associated with…
  • Oct 29

    Protecting Lawyers Rather Than The Public

    Protecting Lawyers Rather Than The Public
    Ever mindful of its role as the protector of accused attorneys rather than the public, the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility has proposed a 90 day suspension with automatic reinstatement of an attorney who engaged in…
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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/
  • Oct 29

    Addressing cure for “zombie” plague

    Addressing cure for “zombie” plague
    Vacant properties are a persistent land use issue in the most financially distressed regions, as thousands of properties currently sit empty throughout nation. “Zombie” properties result when a bank begins foreclosure proceedings on a…
  • Oct 28

    The Living New Deal: All New Deal projects on one map

    The Living New Deal: All New Deal projects on one map
    My colleague and compatriate in maps, Lee Dillion, alerted me to an extraordinary website that is seeking to catalogue, map, and provide a short description of all the major art and architecture projects of the New Deal. The website is...
  • Oct 27

    Malloy on Land Use Law and Disability

    Malloy on Land Use Law and Disability
    Cambridge University Press has just announced the release of Robin Paul Malloy's new book, Land Use Law and Disability: Planning and Zoning for Accessible Communities (2014). In it, Robin argues for a new generation of inclusive design…
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