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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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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Dec 8

    The smart bots are coming and this one is brilliant | The Verge

    The smart bots are coming and this one is brilliant | The Verge
    Amy exemplifies a new frontier in personal computing: the conversational smart bot. “There is a paradigm shift about to happen in how software is being delivered,” says Dennis Mortensen, the founder and CEO of X.ai. “I just…
  • Dec 8

    We Asked 8,500 Internet Commenters Why They Do What They Do | FiveThirtyEight

    We Asked 8,500 Internet Commenters Why They Do What They Do | FiveThirtyEight
    These episodes represented only a single type of comment, but they got me wondering about commenting more broadly. Only a small subset of readers ever comment. What compels them to take the time to weigh in? To learn more about...
  • Dec 8

    John Glenn, American hero, aviation icon and former U.S. senator, dies at 95 | The Columbus Dispatch

    John Glenn, American hero, aviation icon and former U.S. senator, dies at 95 | The Columbus Dispatch
    An authentic hero and genuine American icon, Glenn died this afternoon surrounded by family at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus after a remarkably healthy life spent almost from the cradle with Annie, his beloved…
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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Dec 8

    An Inheritance Of Button

    An Inheritance Of Button
    The Illinois Administrator has charged an attorney with having an elderly client name her as a beneficiary in violation of general conflict of interest rules and drafting an instrument that made the attorney the client's beneficiary In or…
  • Dec 8

    "A Symbolic Act Of Professional Suicide"

    "A Symbolic Act Of Professional Suicide"
    A three-year suspension has been imposed by the New Jersey Supreme Court based on conduct described in the report of the Disciplinary Review Board. From 1970 to 1983, respondent was employed as a probation officer for Essex County. After…
  • Dec 8

    Hard To Find Attorney Gets Lengthy Suspension

    Hard To Find Attorney Gets Lengthy Suspension
    The Florida Supreme Court rejected as unduly lenient a referee's proposed sanction and ordered an attorney's suspension for one year. ...we reject Picon’s challenges to the sufficiency of the referee’s report and approve the referee’s…
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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/
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Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    New research by Raj Chetty et al on the "fading American dream"

    New research by Raj Chetty et al on the "fading American dream"
    Raj Chetty et al have just posted important new research (also summarized here) concerning what they call the "fading American dream."  Here is what I wrote about this research,  but was asked to keep offline until its public…
  • Dec 8

    Who's stupid, and for that matter what's stupid (it's surprisingly hard to say)

    Who's stupid, and for that matter what's stupid (it's surprisingly hard to say)
    David Frum on Twitter: “Basically the Trump administration is a giant prank on Trump voters.” For example, because Trump’s appointment for Secretary of Labor is “the most outspoken advocate of Bush-style immigration…
  • Dec 8

    Album of the year?

    Album of the year?
    Perhaps I haven't listened comprehensively enough to say, but I do check Pitchfork and Popmatters regularly, and, based on what I've taken the time at least to sample, I'd go with Mitski's Puberty 2.
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 8

    The Tax Change Agenda

    The Tax Change Agenda
    With Donald Trump and a Republican Congress, it is likely we will see lower tax rates and a broader taxable income base. Republicans will, however, need to compromise on some core objectives. This Article provides the “Potential Tax Change…
  • Dec 8

    Article on Future of Federal Estate Tax

    Article on Future of Federal Estate Tax
    Kevin T. Keen recently published an Article entitled, The Only Thing Is Uncertainty: The Future of Estate Planning Without the Federal Estate Tax, 51 Real Prop. Tr. & Est. L.J. 129 (2016). Provided below is a synopsis of the Article:...
  • Dec 7

    Article on Retained Rights Triggering IRC Section 2036

    Article on Retained Rights Triggering IRC Section 2036
    Leslie M. Levy recently published an Article entitled, Section 2036 of the Internal Revenue Code: A Practitioner’s Guide, 51 Real Prop. Tr. & Est. L.J. 75 (2016). Provided below is a synopsis of the Article: This Article summarizes the…
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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/
  • Dec 8

    The Importance of Mentor

    The Importance of Mentor
    My law school’s website is featuring Nancy Shane Rappaport, our graduate, who has been named chair of DLA Piper’s Philadelphia Litigation Practice. Here’s what she has to say about mentors: “Mentors and champions are essential to…
  • Dec 8

    Michael Hunter Schwartz to Step Down as Dean

    Michael Hunter Schwartz to Step Down as Dean
    From the National Jurist: The dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law will step down from the position and return to the faculty in June. Michael Hunter Schwartz, who has been named...
  • Dec 8

    Announcing Beyond Legal Reasoning: A Critique of Pure Lawyering By Jeff Lipshaw

    Announcing Beyond Legal Reasoning: A Critique of Pure Lawyering By Jeff Lipshaw
    Jeff Lipshaw previews his new book on legal reasoning: Announcing Beyond Legal Reasoning: A Critique of Pure Lawyering Excerpt: "The concept of learning to ‘think like a lawyer’ is one of the cornerstones of legal education in the…
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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Dec 8

    Malice, Manslaughter, and the Michael Slager Trial

    Malice, Manslaughter, and the Michael Slager Trial
    According to the foreman of the jury in the Michael Slager trial, the jury was focusing on a lesser manslaughter conviction for Slager rather than murder, which under South Carolina law requires "malice aforethought." "We had…
  • Dec 7

    The Allen Charge Project: Alaska

    The Allen Charge Project: Alaska
    The key Alaska case regarding the Allen Charge is Fields v. State, 487 P.2d 831 (Alaska 1971). In Fields, Eugene Field and Joseph Bassett appealed from their convictions for assault with a dangerous weapon, attempted robbery, robbery, and…
  • Dec 7

    The Allen Charge Project: Alabama

    The Allen Charge Project: Alabama
    Following up on my (still to be completed) series of posts about the different approaches that states take with regard to prior inconsistent statements, I wanted to do a series of posts about the different approaches that states take with...
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Dec 8

    The American Dream Is Collapsing For Young Adult

    The American Dream Is Collapsing For Young Adult
    Washington Post, American Dream Collapsing For Young Adults, Study Says, As Odds Plunge That Children Will Earn More Than Their Parents: Rising income inequality has eroded the ability for American children to grow up to earn more than their…
  • Dec 8

    Graduate Sues University For $1.2 Million, Says 'Appallingly Bad' Teaching Prevented Him From Being A Successful Lawyer

    Graduate Sues University For $1.2 Million, Says 'Appallingly Bad' Teaching Prevented Him From Being A Successful Lawyer
    American Lawyer, Graduate Sues Oxford University For Preventing Him From Becoming A Lawyer: An Oxford graduate is suing the prestigious university for 1 million pounds ($1.27 million), claiming that its “appallingly bad” teaching…
  • Dec 8

    Why Blue States Are the Real ‘Tea Party’

    Why Blue States Are the Real ‘Tea Party’
    New York Times op-ed: Why Blue States Are the Real ‘Tea Party’, by Steven Johnson: When the modern Tea Party movement coalesced in the early days of the Obama presidency, its allusion to the political grievances of the protesters in…
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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    4th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In Two Religion Case

    4th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In Two Religion Case
    Yesterday the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in American Humanist Association v. Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (audio of oral arguments). In the case, a Maryland federal district court…
  • Dec 8

    German Top Court Says Muslim School Girl Must Take Part In Mixed Swim Classe

    German Top Court Says Muslim School Girl Must Take Part In Mixed Swim Classe
    Germany's Federal Constitutional Court-- the country's highest court-- yesterday ruled that an 11-year old Muslim school girl must take part in mixed gender swim classes. According to The Guardian, the girl's parents objected to her taking…
  • Dec 8

    Israeli Rabbinate Will Adopt New Standards Likely To Validate Conversion of Ivanka Trump

    Israeli Rabbinate Will Adopt New Standards Likely To Validate Conversion of Ivanka Trump
    As previously reported, in Israel in July the country's Supreme Rabbinical Court (which hears appeals in personal status matters) ruled that it will not recognize religious conversions performed by U.S. modern Orthodox Rabbi Haskel Lookstein.…
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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/
  • Dec 8

    Venzke on Counterfactual International Law

    Venzke on Counterfactual International Law
    Ingo Venzke (University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law) has posted What If? Counterfactual (Hi)Stories of International Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The article proposes to think counterfactually about…
  • Dec 8

    Five Papers by Keating

    Five Papers by Keating
    Greg Keating (University of Southern California Law School) has posted five papers on SSRN. Here are the titles: Products Liability as Enterprise Liability Is Cost-Benefit Analysis the Only Game in Town? Must the Hand Formula Not Be Named?…
  • Dec 8

    Green & Levine on Disciplinary Regulation of Prosecutor

    Green & Levine on Disciplinary Regulation of Prosecutor
    Bruce A. Green and Samuel J. Levine (Fordham University School of Law and Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center) have posted Disciplinary Regulation of Prosecutors as a Remedy for Abuses of Prosecutorial Discretion: A Descriptive and…
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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/
  • Dec 8

    This Week at the Military Commissions, 12/6 Session: Please Don’t Discuss That Unclassified Document

    This Week at the Military Commissions, 12/6 Session: Please Don’t Discuss That Unclassified Document
    Military Judge Colonel James Pohl gavels the military commission back into session, this time without the presence of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Mustafa al Hawsawi. Hawsawi has opted to stay in his cell for the medical reasons discussed…
  • Dec 8

    What Do We Want In A Secretary of Homeland Security?

    What Do We Want In A Secretary of Homeland Security?
    With the news, today, that President-Elect Trump has settled on retired Marine General John F. Kelly as his nominee to be the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, it seems useful to ask what qualties it is we want in the…
  • Dec 8

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Victory is in sight for the Syrian government as regime forces close in on the last remaining rebel outposts in Aleppo, Reuters reports. Though government efforts have been slowed somewhat by fierce resistance from rebel fighters, the slow…
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
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ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

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

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Dec 8

    Article Asks Whether Arbitrators are Human

    Article Asks Whether Arbitrators are Human
    This audience might be interested in reading an article that appeared in the December 2016 volume of the Journal of Empirical Studies entitled “Are Arbitrators Human?”  Authored by a Ph.D. candidate in human development…
  • Dec 2

    ABA DR Ombuds Law School Task Force

    ABA DR Ombuds Law School Task Force
    As we start to plan for next semester, here’s some great teaching tools about ombuds.  From colleague and FOB Natalie Fleury, here is the latest information from the ABA Ombuds Task Force to help us in teaching about the role…
  • Dec 1

    St. John’s Mangano Award Competition

    St. John’s Mangano Award Competition
    From FFOI Elayne Greenberg: Dear Friends and Colleagues, About the Mangano Award Given annually through the generosity of esteemed dispute resolution champion Hon. Guy J. Mangano, this $5000 Award honors scholars and practitioners whose…
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Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Dec 8

    Want Fries with that?

    Want Fries with that?
    Here is a question most law students probably never considered: Which is the better job? Being the manager of an In-N-Out or working as a lawyer? If you're inclined to pick the latter, it's understandable -- lawyers receive a solid...
  • Dec 5

    Whatever happened to Michael Bryant?

    Whatever happened to Michael Bryant?
    That's the title of a new article in Precedent magazine. Michael Bryant, you may recall, was Ontario's former Attorney General, whose career post-politics had nowhere to go but up, whose career trajectory came crashing down to earth when he…
  • Nov 30

    You Don’t Have to Be an ‘Originalist’ to Protect Free Trade

    You Don’t Have to Be an ‘Originalist’ to Protect Free Trade
    What will become of the New Brunswick court case that promised to “free the beer” along with other goods traded across provincial borders? Some will recall the April decision in R. v. Comeau, which New Brunswick is apparently now…
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Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Dec 8

    Volume 21 of The Legal Writing Journal is Live!

    Volume 21 of The Legal Writing Journal is Live!
    Just in time for a productive grading break, the most recent version of Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute is live here! The journal includes three essays (plus introduction by Terrill Pollman, Assistant Editor in Chief…
  • Dec 7

    Hiring at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

    Hiring at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
    The University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth invites applications from persons interested in teaching Legal Skills I and II, part of the law school’s core first-year required curriculum. Full-Time Lecturers may also apply to…
  • Dec 4

    Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop

    Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop
    There's still time to attend a Legal Writing Insitute One-Day Workshop this year. Here's the list of the remaining programs: Brooklyn Law School (Dec. 10th) Drake Law School (Dec. 8th) Lewis & Clark (Dec. 10th) Touro Law Center (Dec.…
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    New Issue: International Review of the Red Cro

    New Issue: International Review of the Red Cro
    The latest issue of the International Review of the Red Cross (Vol. 97, no. 900, Winter 2015) is out. The theme is: "The Evolution of Warfare." Contents include:Vincent Bernard, Tactics, techniques, tragedies: A humanitarian perspective on…
  • Dec 8

    Werle & Vormbaum: The African Criminal Court - A Commentary on the Malabo Protocol

    Werle & Vormbaum: The African Criminal Court - A Commentary on the Malabo Protocol
    Gerhard Werle (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Law) & Moritz Vormbaum (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Law) have published The African Criminal Court - A Commentary on the Malabo Protocol (Asser Press 2017). Contents include:…
  • Dec 8

    Call for Submissions: Trade, Law and Development

    Call for Submissions: Trade, Law and Development
    The journal Trade, Law and Development has issued a call for submissions for its Summer 2017 special issue (Vol. 9, no. 1) on "Recent Regionalism." Here's the call:CALL FOR SUBMISSIONSSpecial Issue on Recent Regionalism Founded in 2009, the…
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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/
  • Dec 8

    ELC Essay #6: Zero-Sum Environmental Governance

    ELC Essay #6: Zero-Sum Environmental Governance
    By Shannon Roesler The political climate that facilitated the passage of major pollution-control statutes, such as the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA), may seem difficult to imagine today. When Congress passed the major…
  • Dec 7

    ELC Essay #5: Beyond Zero-Sum Thinking for Environmental Law

    ELC Essay #5: Beyond Zero-Sum Thinking for Environmental Law
    by Keith Hirokawa The issue addressed by this meeting of the Environmental Law Collaborative—zero-sum thinking and its application to environmental law—questions whether environmental quality is appropriately characterized as a zero-sum…
  • Dec 6

    ELC Essay #4: Deep Equity, Zero Sum Environmentalism, and a Sustainable Planet

    ELC Essay #4: Deep Equity, Zero Sum Environmentalism, and a Sustainable Planet
    By David Takacs As humans appropriate ever more of the planet’s bounty, leaving less for nonhuman species and the ecosystems they inhabit, conflicts emerge over who or what gets which resources. Such skirmishes result in some of the…
Rank this Week: 746

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Dec 8

    Rep. Steven King: DREAMers Include "Some Awfully Bad People"

    Rep. Steven King: DREAMers Include "Some Awfully Bad People"
    This is 2:30 minutes of video worth watching. Check out Rep. King talk about how he has "helped arrest people that are smuggling drugs in," and stay to watch his fight over the narrative of kids being brought "against their...
  • Dec 8

    Asylum Outcome Increasingly Depends on Judge Assigned

    Asylum Outcome Increasingly Depends on Judge Assigned
    The data crunchers at TRAC Immigration conclude that the outcome for asylum seekers has become increasingly dependent upon the identity of the immigration judge assigned to hear their case. While judge-to-judge decision disparities have long…
  • Dec 8

    What message was the U.S. government trying to send when it detained me at the border?

    What message was the U.S. government trying to send when it detained me at the border?
    Law professor Khaled Abou El Fadl writes about his recent experience re-entering the United States after a trip to Canada. As he describes, he was traveling with his wife and 11-year old son. He is in his "50s, wrestling with...
Rank this Week: 74

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 121

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Dec 8

    Announcing Beyond Legal Reasoning: A Critique of Pure Lawyering

    Announcing Beyond Legal Reasoning: A Critique of Pure Lawyering
    I'm delighted to be able to say that my book, Beyond Legal Reasoning: A Critique of Pure Lawyering, is now available for pre-order in hardcopy or e-book through Routledge's website. Here's the description: The concept of learning to ‘think…
  • Sep 23

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

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

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine
    The work of lawyers is increasingly the work of businesses rather than people. This conclusion flows from recently released Economic Census data, which is the U.S. Government's "official five-year measure of American business and the…
Rank this Week: 2313

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/
  • Dec 8

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton on Frederick Douglass' Interracial Marriage

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton on Frederick Douglass' Interracial Marriage
    I have been blogging, chapter by chapter, about my new book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton & the Feminist Foundations of Family Law (NYU Press 2016). Chapter 1 was "What Do You Women Want?" on marital property reform and Chapter 2…
  • Dec 8

    New Podcasts on Women in the Law from Law School Transparency

    New Podcasts on Women in the Law from Law School Transparency
    The new podcasts on Women in the Law have been released. From their summary: Over six weeks, this podcast mini-series will advance the conversation on the many challenges, both professional and personal, that women continue to face as members…
  • Dec 6

    Stanton, Feminism & the Family:  “The whole question of women’s rights turns on the pivot of the marriage relation.”

    Stanton, Feminism & the Family:  “The whole question of women’s rights turns on the pivot of the marriage relation.”
    I have been blogging, chapter by chapter, about my new book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton & the Feminist Foundations of Family Law (NYU Press 2016). Chapter 1 was "What Do You Women Want?" on marital property reform. Today, is chapter…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Dec 8

    African Withdrawals Mask the Real Issue at the Assembly of States Parties 15

    African Withdrawals Mask the Real Issue at the Assembly of States Parties 15
    by Matt Brown by Matt Brown [Matt Brown holds an LL.M in Public International Law from Leiden University and is currently a Defence Intern for Jovica Stanišić before the MICT and worked as an intern for the Coalition for the…
  • Dec 8

    Brexit Symposium: UK Trade Negotiations with the EU

    Brexit Symposium: UK Trade Negotiations with the EU
    by Roger Alford by Roger Alford On November 7, 2016 I was privileged to organize a conference at the University of Notre Dame’s London Global Gateway on the topic of UK trade and Brexit. The conference had three sessions: (1) UK trade…
  • Dec 7

    UN Apologizes for Role in Cholera Outbreak

    UN Apologizes for Role in Cholera Outbreak
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon On December 1 in a meeting in the UN’s Trusteeship Council, the UN Secretary General apologized for not doing more in the UN Haiti Cholera affair, stating “”On behalf of the United Nations, I…
Rank this Week: 175

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Dec 8

    Greenhouse on the Lower Courts Under Trump

    Greenhouse on the Lower Courts Under Trump
    Check out Linda Greenhouse's piece in the NYT on the stakes for the lower courts under Trump. She sites this analysis by Russell Wheeler at Brookings.
  • Dec 5

    Daily Read: The Equal Protection Argument for Allocation of Votes in the Electoral College

    Daily Read: The Equal Protection Argument for Allocation of Votes in the Electoral College
    ConLawProf Lawrence Lessig has a terrific post sharing arguments that the present "winner take all" rule (in all but 2 states) for allocating electoral votes violates the Equal Protection Clause. As an orientation for assessing the…
  • Dec 2

    Measuring Scalia-Ness in Trump's List for the Supreme Court

    Measuring Scalia-Ness in Trump's List for the Supreme Court
    Check out this study that measures candidates on President-Elect Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees for how close they are to Justice Scalia. From the abstract: This study proposes three empirical measures of what made Justice…
Rank this Week: 180

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/
  • Dec 8

    "Show Me the Money!" - State Tax Issues Under the Pay-For-Play Model

    "Show Me the Money!" - State Tax Issues Under the Pay-For-Play Model
    If you’re a college football fan it’s hard to forget the beginning of the 2013 season when star quarterbacks Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) and Tajh Boyd (Clemson) took the Internet by storm after rubbing their fingers together in…
  • Dec 7

    ICI 2016 Factbook

    ICI 2016 Factbook
    Do you love charts? Do you need/want a break from grading/procrastinating/writing frantically on a deadline real or self-imposed? All of these things at once? Welcome to the month of December-- the time of year that should be a break from...
  • Dec 6

    Seeking Economic Prosperity and Social Justice: Getting Out of Our Own Way

    Seeking Economic Prosperity and Social Justice: Getting Out of Our Own Way
    The political discourse of this election cycle, and the respective postures of the two main political parties, suggest that social justice and economic prosperity are in opposition to one another. At times, it seems that some believe pursuing…
Rank this Week: 251

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/
  • Dec 8

    Effron on Gardner on Forum Non Convenien

    Effron on Gardner on Forum Non Convenien
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Robin Effron’s essay, Time to Say Goodbye to Forum Non Conveniens? Robin reviews Maggie Gardner’s recent article, Retiring Forum Non Conveniens, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017).
  • Dec 8

    Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Summer 2017 Conference

    Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Summer 2017 Conference
    Below is a call for presentation proposals for the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning’s Summer 2017 Conference (University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, July 7-8, 2017). The deadline for submissions is Feb.…
  • Dec 2

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Service by Mail Under the Hague Convention: Water Splash v. Menon

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Service by Mail Under the Hague Convention: Water Splash v. Menon
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon. Here is the question presented: In 1965, the member states of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, including the United States, adopted a treaty…
Rank this Week: 1102

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Dec 8

    The Democrats Now Have One, and Only One, Priority

    The Democrats Now Have One, and Only One, Priority
    by Neil H. BuchananWhen is it good strategy to let everyone, including your opponents, know exactly what you are thinking?  For the Democratic Party, that time is now, and what they should be thinking is that their priority -- not merely…
  • Dec 7

    Speech Harm

    Speech Harm
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column this week, I discuss the defeated California initiative, Proposition 60, which would--among other things--have required that actors in pornography wear condoms during their performances.  I take up…
  • Dec 6

    The Federal Reserve's Independence is More Important than Ever

    The Federal Reserve's Independence is More Important than Ever
    by Neil H. BuchananOne of the many, many conspiracy theories that Donald Trump peddled during the election campaign was that the Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, was manipulating the country's monetary policy.  He was wrong,…
Rank this Week: 1614

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/
  • Dec 8

    JOTWELL: Effron on Gardner on Forum Non Convenien

    JOTWELL: Effron on Gardner on Forum Non Convenien
    The new Courts Law essay comes from Robin Effron (Brooklyn), reviewing Maggie Gardner, Retiring Forum Non Conveniens (forthcoming N.Y.U. L. Rev.).
  • Dec 8

    The Ethics of Talking Politics Online

    The Ethics of Talking Politics Online
    Several years ago I did a short ABA piece with ten tips for maintaining professionalism online. Tip eight used to be a simple one: Steer clear of politics. Based on how we use social media these days, however, tip eight seems antiquated.…
  • Dec 7

    A Bargaining Zone for Miranda Waiver

    A Bargaining Zone for Miranda Waiver
    There has been a lot of action recently in the world of juvenile confessions. Some of it has garnered nation-wide attention, like Brendan Dassey, the 16 year-old from the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, who is currently trying…
Rank this Week: 113

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 441

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 8

    The Boundaries of Free Speech Online

    The Boundaries of Free Speech Online
    From NBC News, a report on discussions out of the last meeting of the Global Network Initiative, and analyses of the possibilities of curbing hateful speech, fake news, and harassment online.
  • Dec 3

    Carroll @erinccarroll13 on Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithm

    Carroll @erinccarroll13 on Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithm
    Erin C. Carroll, Georgetown University Law Center, has published Making News: Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithms. Here is the abstract. In deciding privacy lawsuits against media defendants, courts have for decades…
  • Dec 2

    Call For Nominations: 2017 Anthony Shadid Award, Center For Journalism Ethic

    Call For Nominations: 2017 Anthony Shadid Award, Center For Journalism Ethic
    Center for Journalism Ethics Announces 2017 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics seeks nominations for the Anthony Shadid Award for…
Rank this Week: 72

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 8

    OHRT Challenges Infamous Family Status Test

    OHRT Challenges Infamous Family Status Test
    Written by Cristina Lavecchia, paralegal, Editor, First Reference In a recent decision (Misetich v. Value Village Stores Inc.), the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the Tribunal) questioned the value of various past case laws that have…
  • Dec 8

    How Ongoing Reviews of Federal Environmental Laws Could Change Environmental Decision-Making in Canada

    How Ongoing Reviews of Federal Environmental Laws Could Change Environmental Decision-Making in Canada
    In November 2015, the Prime Minister mandated several Cabinet Ministers to review four of Canada’s environmental laws and processes: the Fisheries Act, Navigation Protection Act, the National Energy Board, and federal environmental…
  • Dec 8

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Knowledge Management in Law Firm

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Knowledge Management in Law Firm
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
Rank this Week: 327

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    Northwestern's Miller Post-Doc Fellowship

    Northwestern's Miller Post-Doc Fellowship
    [We have the following announcement of the Jack Miller Teaching and Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Legal Studies at Northwestern University, 2017-2019.]Northwestern’s Center for Legal Studies is pleased to continue a collaborative…
  • Dec 7

    Ely, Jr., "The Contract Clause: A Constitutional History"

    Ely, Jr., "The Contract Clause: A Constitutional History"
    New from the University Press of Kansas: The Contract Clause: A Constitutional History (Oct. 2016), by James W. Ely, Jr. (Vanderbilt University). A description from the Press:Few provisions of the American Constitution have had such a…
  • Dec 7

    Prince, "Hosea Stout: Lawman, Legislator, Mormon Defender"

    Prince, "Hosea Stout: Lawman, Legislator, Mormon Defender"
    New from the University Press of Colorado: Hosea Stout: Lawman, Legislator, Mormon Defender, by Stephen L. Prince (independent scholar). A description from the Press:Hosea Stout witnessed and influenced many of the major civil and political…
Rank this Week: 128

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Dec 8

    Ohio Legislature Passes Unconstitutional Abortion Bill Seeking to Change Constitutional Standard

    Ohio Legislature Passes Unconstitutional Abortion Bill Seeking to Change Constitutional Standard
    Washington Post (December 7, 2016): Empowered by Trump Ohio legislature passes 'heartbeat' bill that would ban most abortions, by Sandy Somashekhar, The Ohio legislature has passed a bill that would ban abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat…
  • Dec 6

    Can 'Whole Woman's Health' Health' Help Push Back Attacks on Voting Rights?

    Can 'Whole Woman's Health' Health' Help Push Back Attacks on Voting Rights?
    Rewire (Dec. 6, 2016): Can 'Whole Woman's Health' Help Push Back Attacks on Voting Rights? by Jessica Mason Pieklo: One of the most interesting aspects of Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt was the Supreme Court's willingness to scrutinize…
  • Dec 2

    Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion

    Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion
    Guardian (November 30, 2016): Ireland compensates woman forced to travel to Britain for an abortion, by Henry McDonald: Ireland has offered Amanda Jane Mellet 30,000 euros as compensation for denying her access to abortion. Earlier this year,…
Rank this Week: 661

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 2760

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    Introducing the Congressional Clerkship

    Introducing the Congressional Clerkship
    Abbe Gluck and Dakota Rudesill            In this era of gridlock and difficult politics, a bipartisan group of Senators has done something worth celebrating.  On Monday, with the…
  • Dec 6

    What the New Majority Will Do – And How They Will Do It

    What the New Majority Will Do – And How They Will Do It
    David Super     This is my third of three posts on congressional procedure.  As explained in my previous post, reconciliation provides a ready vehicle for congressional Republicans to enact a radical fiscal agenda…
  • Dec 5

    How Reconciliation Works: What it Can and Cannot Do

    How Reconciliation Works: What it Can and Cannot Do
    David Super     After President Reagan demonstrated the enormous, underappreciated power of reconciliation to pass unpopular legislation, the Senate imposed stricter constraints on what reconciliation bills could…
Rank this Week: 438

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 276

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 2294

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: 421

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Dec 8

    Call for Papers: Trade, Law, and Development

    Call for Papers: Trade, Law, and Development
    The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development invites original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Summer 2017 Special Issue of the Journal on "Recent Regionalism." Manuscripts may be in the form of Articles, Notes,…
  • Dec 8

    Volunteers Needed to Judge the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

    Volunteers Needed to Judge the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
    The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with over 600 teams from more than 90 countries. The Jessup Competiton allows you to interact with brilliant students and talented…
  • Dec 7

    ECCC Supreme Court Upholds Life Sentences in Two Case

    ECCC Supreme Court Upholds Life Sentences in Two Case
    The Supreme Court of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has upheld life sentences for two top former Khmer Rouge leaders for crimes against humanity.
Rank this Week: 1034

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Dec 8

    Grey divorce

    Grey divorce
    From Financial Review: Australians are getting divorced later in life, with the age at divorce hitting a record high of 45 years for men and 43 years for women in 2015, as both sexes delay marriage but stay married for...
  • Dec 7

    Call for Paper

    Call for Paper
    CALL FOR PAPERS Children’s Legal Rights Journal Submission Details. We invite you to submit articles that address any of the prominent and current issues that impact children. Articles should be received by January 15, 2017. Submissions…
  • Dec 6

    Long life due to divorce

    Long life due to divorce
    From pix11: The oldest person in the world, Emma Morano of Italy, credits her longevity to a diet of raw eggs and ending her abusive marriage long before divorce was even legal. Morano celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday and...
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Dec 8

    21st Century Cures Act

    21st Century Cures Act
    The Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, HR 34, on December 7, 2016. Having already passed the House, the bill goes to the President for signature. There are two specific provisions in the Cures Act that bear mention: The...
  • Dec 7

    Remembering Pearl Harbor

    Remembering Pearl Harbor
    Remembering all of those of the Greatest Generation who gave so much.
  • Dec 5

    First Annual Report - White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable

    First Annual Report - White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable
    The 1st Annual Report of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (WH-LAIR), Expanding Access to Justice, Strengthening Federal Programs was released last month. A fact sheet accompanying the report is available here. According to the…
Rank this Week: 217

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 8

    ICC trial against Dominic Ongwen commences – some thoughts on narrative

    ICC trial against Dominic Ongwen commences – some thoughts on narrative
    The trial against Dominic Ongwen, a former commander of the Sinia brigade in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), started at the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week. On 6 and 7 December, Trial Chamber IX heard opening statements…
  • Dec 7

    ICC Prosecutor’s Policy on Children, an international criminal justice capstone

    ICC Prosecutor’s Policy on Children, an international criminal justice capstone
      Children have become the unwilling emblems of armed conflict and extreme violence. Searing images have surfaced in news stories, aid workers’ alerts, and rights groups’ dispatches: a 5 year old pulled from Aleppo rubble,…
  • Dec 6

    ICC Prosecutor’s opening addresses Ongwen as alleged “victim-perpetrator”

    ICC Prosecutor’s opening addresses Ongwen as alleged “victim-perpetrator”
    Since accused Lord’s Resistance Army leader Dominic Ongwen surrendered to the International Criminal Court in January 2015, there’s been much discussion of the effect, if any, of reports that he was abducted as a child into the…
Rank this Week: 64