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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/
Rank this Week: 907

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Facebook and Zuckerberg sue DLA Piper and other lawyers for malicious prosecution

    Facebook and Zuckerberg sue DLA Piper and other lawyers for malicious prosecution
    Complaint is below. In the underlying matter, forged documents were the basis for a suit by Paul Ceglia against Facebook and Zuckerberg, alleging that Ceglia owned a huge chunk of Facebook. (Ceglia's in criminal law trouble these days. We…
  • Oct 19

    "Supreme Court decision in Tampa case could alter judicial campaigns"

    "Supreme Court decision in Tampa case could alter judicial campaigns"
    Article at Tampa Bay Tribune. Excerpt: A case that started with a letter written by a candidate for judge in Tampa may change how judges seek office nationwide. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the First Amendment...
  • Oct 17

    DOJ's new policy banning pleas with waivers of IAC

    DOJ's new policy banning pleas with waivers of IAC
    We've discussed it several times, but here is the short, new policy. (Thanks to Tigran Eldred for sending it along.) Download Department Policy on Waivers of Claims of Ineffective Assistance of Coun...
Rank this Week: 94

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: 160

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Sanchirico Presents International Tax and Ownership Nationality Today at Northwestern

    Sanchirico Presents International Tax and Ownership Nationality Today at Northwestern
    Chris Sanchirico (Pennsylvania) presents As American as Apple, Inc.: International Tax and Ownership Nationality, 68 Tax L. Rev. ___ (2014), at Northwestern today as part of its Law and Economics Workshop Series organized by Bernard Black:…
  • Oct 20

    Heath Presents Taxation as Collective Consumption Today at McGill

    Heath Presents Taxation as Collective Consumption Today at McGill
    Joseph Heath (Toronto) presents Taxation as Collective Consumption? at McGill today as part of its Spiegel Sohmer Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Allison Christians and Daniel Weinstock: Individuals express a surprisingly pervasive…
  • Oct 20

    Dharmapala Presents Interest Deductions in a Multijurisdictional World Today at Loyola-L.A.

    Dharmapala Presents Interest Deductions in a Multijurisdictional World Today at Loyola-L.A.
    Dhammika Dharmapala (Chicago) presents ​Interest Deductions in a Multijurisdictional World at Loyola-L.A. today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series: The tax treatment of interest expenses in a multijurisdictional setting raises…
Rank this Week: 35

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

Legal 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 20

    Harvard Law Profs Criticize University’s Sex Harassment Policy

    Harvard Law Profs Criticize University’s Sex Harassment Policy
    28 Harvard law professors, both present professors and emeritus professors, have criticized the university’s new policy, focusing primarily on its definition of sexual harassment and on its procedures for dealing with incidents. The…
  • Oct 20

    Beg Borrow or Steal: Ten Lessons Law Schools Can Learn from Other Educational Programs in Evaluating Their Curriculum

    Beg Borrow or Steal: Ten Lessons Law Schools Can Learn from Other Educational Programs in Evaluating Their Curriculum
    Beg Borrow or Steal: Ten Lessons Law Schools Can Learn from Other Educational Programs in Evaluating Their Curriculum by Debra Moss Curtis. Abstract: It is indisputable that law schools are clamoring for and working toward change in their…
  • Oct 19

    Why clients should embrace the billable hour

    Why clients should embrace the billable hour
    A new article accepted for publication by the Journal of the Legal Professional and just posted to SSRN argues that clients should learn to stop worrying and love the billable hour (to borrow from Mr. Kubrick). The author, Jonathan Choi...
Rank this Week: 3158

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Mean Will

    Mean Will
    While Shakespeare is known for his literary brilliance, his will was a rather mean document. In it, he did not refer to his wife by name and all he bequeathed to her was his “second-best bed.” What kind of message...
  • Oct 20

    Conference on Planning Around Tax Entanglement

    Conference on Planning Around Tax Entanglement
    Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, L.L.P. is holding the 16th Annual Conference entitled, The Web Our Clients Weave: Strategies for Helping Your Clients Plan Around and, if Necessary, Defend Tax Entanglements, in Dallas,…
  • Oct 20

    Online Estate Planning Tool

    Online Estate Planning Tool
    Many online and computing tools to assist with estate planning exist now. One such product, is the online software portal TOLI Vault, which stores and monitors a range of planning documents, such as insurance policy, will, and trust…
Rank this Week: 67

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 20

    New top Justice in Massachusetts urges repeal of mandatory minimums for low-level drug offender

    New top Justice in Massachusetts urges repeal of mandatory minimums for low-level drug offender
    I just came across this notable Boston Globe article discussing this notable speech delivered late last week by the new Chief Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Here is how the Globe article starts: The head of the state’s…
  • Oct 20

    SCOTUS order list gets week off to exciting start for criminal justice fan

    SCOTUS order list gets week off to exciting start for criminal justice fan
    As reported here and here at SCOTUSblog and here at How Appealing and here at Crime & Consequences, the Supreme Court this morning issued this order list which included one notable GVR and three grants of certiorari. All of this...
  • Oct 20

    "Why Did the Supreme Court Sidestep Sentencing Dispute?"

    "Why Did the Supreme Court Sidestep Sentencing Dispute?"
    The title of this post is not merely the question I had for a few Justices after the denial of cert last week in Jones v. US (lamented here and here), it is also the headline of this new National...
Rank this Week: 259

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1016

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/
  • Oct 20

    Chronicle article indicts academese

    Chronicle article indicts academese
    A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article is bluntly titled “Why Academics Stink at Writing.” Steven Pinker, a Harvard psychology professor and author of The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st…
  • Oct 15

    Well Thank You, Hein-on-Line!

    Well Thank You, Hein-on-Line!
    Through an agreement with the Library of Congress, the publisher William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has generously allowed the Law Library of Congress to offer free online access to historical U.S. legal materials from HeinOnline. These titles…
  • Oct 10

    Legal Writing Stars at the SALT Conference

    Legal Writing Stars at the SALT Conference
    The Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) conference has just opened with three legal writing stars. Pictured here are: Linda L. Berger, the Family Foundation Professor of Law at the Univeristy of Nevada at Las Vegas, who is the current...
Rank this Week: 194

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 149

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 20

    Sweeping Claims and Casual Legal Analysis in the Latest U.N. Mass Surveillance Report

    Sweeping Claims and Casual Legal Analysis in the Latest U.N. Mass Surveillance Report
    U.N. Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson’s report on “mass surveillance” may signal increasing conflict between the US and world bodies on surveillance issues.  The U.N. report makes sweeping normative claims but fails to…
  • Oct 20

    Pushing The Limits of Treaty Latitude?

    Pushing The Limits of Treaty Latitude?
    Suppose the United States government helps to negotiate, and subsequently champions, certain framework treaties–ones justly viewed as imposing significant constraints on all signatories. Down the road, the United States occasionally…
  • Oct 20

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The US-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) launched new airstrikes in Kobani, a Syrian town along the Syrian-Turkish border. Reuters reports on the airstrikes. CNN reports that at least 70 ISIS…
Rank this Week: 143

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 20

    Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant

    Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Los Angeles v. Patel: (1) Whether facial challenges to ordinances and statutes are permitted under the Fourth Amendment; and (2) whether a hotel has an expectation of privacy…
  • Oct 19

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 356 A 'Holocaust in Slow Motion?' America's Mass Incarceration and the Role of Discretion Mark William Osler and Mark W. Bennett…
  • Oct 19

    "Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Stevens"

    "Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Stevens"
    Ellen Podgor has this post at White Collar Crime Prof Blog praising the book. In part: Discovery in a criminal case is incredibly important, and this book emphasizes its importance in the criminal justice system and to society. In white...
Rank this Week: 199

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 20

    Stephanopoulos on Campaign Finance Law & Alignment of Voter Preferences with Policy Output

    Stephanopoulos on Campaign Finance Law & Alignment of Voter Preferences with Policy Output
    Nicholas Stephanopoulos (University of Chicago Law School) has posted Aligning Campaign Finance Law (Virginia Law Review, Vol. 100, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Campaign finance law is in crisis. In a series of recent…
  • Oct 20

    Hillman on Hoffman v. Red Owl Stores & Bill Whitford

    Hillman on Hoffman v. Red Owl Stores & Bill Whitford
    Robert A. Hillman (Cornell Law School) has posted Precedent in Contract Cases and the Importance(?) of the Whole Story on SSRN. Here is the abstract: I am honored to contribute to this symposium in honor of Bill Whitford. I have...
  • Oct 20

    Lamkin on Medical Technologies & Shaping Identity

    Lamkin on Medical Technologies & Shaping Identity
    Matt Lamkin (University of Tulsa College of Law) has posted Regulating Identity: Medical Regulation as Social Control on SSRN. Here is the abstract: New biomedical technologies offer growing opportunities not only to prevent and treat…
Rank this Week: 29

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
Rank this Week: 1139

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 20

    Paths to Success: As Varied as the Lawyers Who Follow Them

    Paths to Success: As Varied as the Lawyers Who Follow Them
    “Diversity” describes the characteristics of a group. When we examine how diversity influences the profession as a whole, it’s easy to lose sight of the experience of being an individual lawyer, with specific identity…
  • Oct 20

    The Honourable Louise Arbour Inducted Into Canada’s Walk of Fame

    The Honourable Louise Arbour Inducted Into Canada’s Walk of Fame
    On Saturday The Honourable Louise Arbour‘s star was unveiled on Canada’s Walk of Fame along with those of the other inductees The Band, Jeff Healey, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Reynolds and Hayley Wickenheiser. #CWOF2014 Inductee…
  • Oct 20

    Supporting Open Access at the Osgoode Hall Law School

    Supporting Open Access at the Osgoode Hall Law School
    It’s Open Access Week this week, an opportunity to highlight efforts to promote, facilitate and otherwise support access to cultural, scientific and legal information. If you’re on campus at York University this Friday…
Rank this Week: 63

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 20

    14th Annual Transactional Clinic Conference - April 24, 2015

    14th Annual Transactional Clinic Conference - April 24, 2015
    The following announcement comes to us from Alicia Plerhoples (Georgetown). The 14th annual transactional clinic conference will be held at UMKC School of Law in Kansas City, Missouri and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is serving as a…
  • Oct 20

    Job Opening: University of Detroit Mercy

    Job Opening: University of Detroit Mercy
    The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is looking for someone to teach commercial or business law courses. A copy of the job listing is here.
  • Oct 20

    Will We Ever Have a Crowdfunding Exemption?

    Will We Ever Have a Crowdfunding Exemption?
    928 days. That’s how long we’ve been waiting for the SEC's exemption for crowdfunded securities offerings. The JOBS Act, which authorized the crowdfunding exemption, was signed by President Obama on April 5, 2012. The act required the SEC…
Rank this Week: 207

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Oct 20

    BP Cert Petition Denied

    BP Cert Petition Denied
    BP's petition for cert was denied today. You can find the order here. You can find the cert filings at SCOTUSBLOG. The time to review whether this class action settlement was permitted under Rule 23 was when it was originially...
  • Oct 14

    BP's Cert Petition Appealing the Deepwater Horizon Settlement

    BP's Cert Petition Appealing the Deepwater Horizon Settlement
    The papers in the Deepwater Horizon Settlement cert petition are mostly in. The case is BP Exploration & Production Inc. v. Lake Eugenie Land & Development, Inc. -- you can find the documents on SCOTUSBLOG. BP's basic argument is…
  • Oct 14

    The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Cla

    The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Cla
    NYU's new Center on Civil Justice is hosting a conference on November 7 titled "The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Class." Here's a bit more information for those in the area who might be interested...
Rank this Week: 426

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
  • Oct 20

    Conflict Resolution Flash Mob

    Conflict Resolution Flash Mob
    What a fun way to celebrate Conflict Resolution Day.  Thanks to both Sharon Press (Hamline) and Bobbi McAdoo (Hamline) for sending it along.  And did I get a glimpse of Sharon in that video?  
  • Oct 16

    Newell on Redefining Attention

    Newell on Redefining Attention
    Lauren Newell (Ohio Northern) has published “Redefining Attention (and Revamping the Legal Profession?) for the Digital Generation” on SSRN. The abstract: With computers, text messages, Facebook, cell phones, smartphones, tablets,…
  • Oct 15

    Symposium at Cardozo Asking (and perhaps Answering) “Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty?

    Symposium at Cardozo Asking (and perhaps Answering) “Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty?
    Cardozo Law School and its Journal of Conflict Resolution are sponsoring the Jed D. Melnick Annual Symposium, “Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty?”, on Monday, November 3, 2014 starting at 8:30 a.m.  The impressive line-up of…
Rank this Week: 1147

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 20

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application
    YALE LAW SCHOOL LUDWIG CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP Community and Economic Development Clinic Yale Law School seeks applications for the Ludwig Clinical Fellowship, a two-year position beginning on July 1, 2015. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer…
  • Oct 20

    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
    The following is excerpted from Land Use and Climate Change Bubbles: Resilience, Retreat, and Due Diligence by Prof. John R. Nolon. For the first post on this topic, click here. “The financial crisis of…2008 was not a single event but...
  • Oct 17

    New York's Highest Court Denies Industry Motion to Revive Fracking Case

    New York's Highest Court Denies Industry Motion to Revive Fracking Case
    Sarah J. Adams-Schoen has a nice summary of a recent, important New York fracking case on her blog. She has agreed to let us re-post it here: Yesterday, New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, denied a last-ditch industry...
Rank this Week: 223

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Bank Competition and Credit Constraints in Developing Countries: New Evidence

    Bank Competition and Credit Constraints in Developing Countries: New Evidence
    Florian LEON (CERDI) analyzes Bank Competition and Credit Constraints in Developing Countries: New Evidence. ABSTRACT: Bank Competition and Credit Constraints in Developing Countries: New Evidence Whether competition helps or hinders small…
  • Oct 20

    Net Neutrality and the Incentives (Not) to Exclude Competitor

    Net Neutrality and the Incentives (Not) to Exclude Competitor
    Ralf Dewenter (Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg) and Jurgen Rosch, (Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg) describe Net Neutrality and the Incentives (Not) to Exclude Competitors. ABSTRACT: This paper analyses the incentives of a vertical…
  • Oct 20

    Let the market decide: an experimental study of competition and fairne

    Let the market decide: an experimental study of competition and fairne
    Bjorn Bartling, Manuel Grieder and Christian Zehnder argue to Let the market decide: an experimental study of competition and fairness. ABSTRACT: Is competition perceived as a fair procedure? We report data from laboratory experiments where a…
Rank this Week: 48

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 20

    Turner, "Rights and the Ambiguities of Law: Infanticide in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. South"

    Turner, "Rights and the Ambiguities of Law: Infanticide in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. South"
    The September 2014 issue of the Journal of the Civil War Era includes an article of interest: "Rights and the Ambiguities of Law: Infanticide in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. South," by Felicity Turner (Armstrong State University). Here's a…
  • Oct 20

    Lerner on Originalism's Failure to Preserve Civil Jury Trial

    Lerner on Originalism's Failure to Preserve Civil Jury Trial
    Renee Lettow Lerner, George Washington University Law School, has posted The Failure of Originalism in Preserving Constitutional Rights to Civil Jury Trial, which appears in the William & Mary Bill of Rights 28 (2014): 811-80.  Here…
  • Oct 19

    New Release: Probert, ed., "Cohabitation and Non-Marital Births in England and Wales, 1600-2012"

    New Release: Probert, ed., "Cohabitation and Non-Marital Births in England and Wales, 1600-2012"
    New from Palgrave Macmillan: Cohabitation and Non-Marital Births in England and Wales, 1600-2012 (June 2014), edited by Rebecca Probert (University of Warwick). The Press explains: Today, almost half of all children are born outside marriage,…
Rank this Week: 82

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

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

    After Twelve Years of Trying: No Enhanced Performance from Drinking Red Bull

    After Twelve Years of Trying: No Enhanced Performance from Drinking Red Bull
    Class action lawsuits can be a great way for consumers to obtain much necessary leverage against potentially overreaching corporations in ways that would have been impossible without this legal vehicle. But they can also resemble mere…
  • Oct 20

    New Jersey Supreme Court Refuses Enforcement of Arbitration Provision Due to Lack of Notice

    New Jersey Supreme Court Refuses Enforcement of Arbitration Provision Due to Lack of Notice
    In Atalese v. U.S. Legal Services Group, LP, Patricia Atalese, contracted with U.S. Legal Services Group, L.P. (LSG), for debt-adjustment services. The contract contained an arbitration provision, but the provision did not mention that…
  • Oct 17

    Documentary on Forced Arbitration

    Documentary on Forced Arbitration
    The Alliance for Justice has released a documentary on forced arbitration called Lost in the Fine Print. It's very well-done, highly watchable (meaning your students will stay awake and off Facebook during a viewing), and educational. I…
Rank this Week: 318

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 20

    Guest Blog and Legislative Clinic Spotlight: From the Clinic to the Capitol

    Guest Blog and Legislative Clinic Spotlight: From the Clinic to the Capitol
    Joining the Legislation Law Prof Blog to discuss the successes of the McGeorge School of Law Legislative and Public Policy Clinic are Professors Melissa Brown and Rex Frazier. McGeorge School of Law students in the Legislative and Public…
  • Oct 17

    Job Opportunity at PPRAC: Housing Law & Policy Fellowship in D.C.

    Job Opportunity at PPRAC: Housing Law & Policy Fellowship in D.C.
    The Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) is a non-profit civil rights law and policy organization based in Washington, D.C.. It’s primary mission is to help connect advocates with social scientists working on race and…
  • Oct 17

    Minimum Wage is a Civil and Human Rights Issue

    Minimum Wage is a Civil and Human Rights Issue
    This month, our friends at the Leadership Conference released a report that "seeks to raise awareness among the civil rights and other communities about the need for stronger minimum wage policy to advance equity and fair pay for individuals…
Rank this Week: 3160

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Oct 20

    Dept. of Education Publishes Final Clery Act Amendment

    Dept. of Education Publishes Final Clery Act Amendment
    The U.S. Department of Education published the final regulations for the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act today. Below is the Clery Center's summary of college campuses' expanded…
  • Oct 20

    Wonder Why School Funding Litigation Has Come Back With a Vengeance?

    Wonder Why School Funding Litigation Has Come Back With a Vengeance?
    In the past months, I have commented on school finance litigation in New York, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Texas, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Mississippi; reports decrying the state of funding in Georgia and Wisconsin; and steps by the…
  • Oct 20

    New Report on Complying with Anti-bullying Legislation

    New Report on Complying with Anti-bullying Legislation
    The DC Office of Human Rights' (OHR) report on bullying in DC schools is now available. Its particular focus is an assessment of schools' compliance with the District's 2012 anti-bullying law, which required that schools adopt specific…
Rank this Week: 3166

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: 629

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Oct 20

    John Oliver Makes Supreme Court Oral Argument Much More Interesting to Watch

    John Oliver Makes Supreme Court Oral Argument Much More Interesting to Watch
    Do not watch while drinking coffee.
  • Oct 19

    Wonderful Layered Short Story

    Wonderful Layered Short Story
    Sleeper by Jo Walton at Tor.com crams in themes about dystopian spying, virtuality, how we create our pasts and our futures, and identity. All in just a few words. When I grow up, I’d be happy to write something Jo … Continue…
  • Oct 18

    David Brin Epic Takedown of Fox’s Soros-Hater

    David Brin Epic Takedown of Fox’s Soros-Hater
    Epic indeed: Let’s illustrate the mad-right’s narrative machine, and how sadly incurious millions of our neighbors have become, nodding and swallowing anything that gets fed to them on Fox.  Use this!  Ask your…
Rank this Week: 17

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 20

    Whose job is it, FRE edition

    Whose job is it, FRE edition
    I finally got around to reading the argument in Warger v. Schauers, dealing with whether FRE 606(b) prohibits inquiry into jury deliberations in trying to show that a juror was untruthful during voir dire. During the argument, counsel for…
  • Oct 20

    Parents and the Privacy of Their Children

    Parents and the Privacy of Their Children
    In a fascinating article about her son’s relationship with Siri in yesterday’s New York Times, Judith Newman does a terrific job illustrating some key benefits of artificial intelligence. Newman observes how Siri has infinite patience for…
  • Oct 20

    Law School Hiring, 2014-2015, Thread Two

    Law School Hiring, 2014-2015, Thread Two
    Please leave comments on this thread regarding whether you have received: (a) a callback from a law school and/or accepted it; or (b) an offer from a law school and/or accepted it; feel free to also leave details about the offer, including…
Rank this Week: 130

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 20

    Compensation for Oklahoma Woman Doesn’t Add Up

    Compensation for Oklahoma Woman Doesn’t Add Up
    It has been five weeks since Oklahoma inmate Michelle Murphy was exonerated of the murder of her infant son based on new DNA evidence, but her effort to establish a life of freedom is just beginning. Despite the DNA evidence and other…
  • Oct 17

    Philadelphia Inquirer Urges Philly DA to Drop Charges Against Anthony Wright

    Philadelphia Inquirer Urges Philly DA to Drop Charges Against Anthony Wright
    An editorial in Friday's Philadelphia Inquirer urges the city's District Attorney Seth Williams not to retry Anthony Wright, whose rape and murder convictions were overturned last month based on new DNA testing that revealed the crimes were…
  • Oct 16

    Murder Conviction Overturned After Three Decades Based on DNA Evidence

    Murder Conviction Overturned After Three Decades Based on DNA Evidence
    Nearly thirty years after a New York man was convicted of a 1985 homicide, he was freed from prison Wednesday when Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson vacated the conviction based on DNA evidence. David McCallum was 16 when he and…
Rank this Week: 387

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 20

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)
    I'll merely recite the relevant facts of this case without (much) commentary.  With the caveat that they are a little gross, so the squeamish might want to skip to the next post:The defendant (Mark Fowlkes) is a big guy, and the DEA…
  • Oct 17

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)
    The Court of Appeal confirms today that when CCP says that you have to have "three judges" on the panels that hears appeals, it really means "three".  Not two.  Three.  Even if two judges are enough to issue a judgment.You…
  • Oct 17

    Nixon Peabody v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)

    Nixon Peabody v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)
    Here are two hypotheticals.  Tell me how you think each one should come out.Hypothetical One.  Plaintiff files a state court lawsuit through counsel, plaintiff and his attorney decide to dismiss the lawsuit and refile it, and…
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 20

    The April 2014 911 Outage

    The April 2014 911 Outage
    The FCC has released a report and recommendations on the April 911 outage. The outage began April 9 and hit seven states, including North Carolina, Minnesota, and Washington. At the time, CenturyLink, a company located in Louisiana, explained…
  • Oct 17

    Leakers, Leakees, and the First Amendment

    Leakers, Leakees, and the First Amendment
    John D. Moore, Brooklyn Law School, has published In the Same Boat: Leaks, the Press, and the First Amendment at 18 Holy Cross journal of Law and Public Policy 137 (2014). Here is the abstract. In the Same Boat offers...
  • Oct 16

    Limiting Copyrightability of Illegal Work

    Limiting Copyrightability of Illegal Work
    Eldar Haber, Tel Aviv University, Buchmann Faculty of Law, has published Copyrighted Crimes: The Copyrightability of Illegal Works at 16 Yale Journal of Law & Technology 454 (2014). Here is the abstract. Copyright law does not explicitly…
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Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Oct 20

    Law’s Love of Adverb

    Law’s Love of Adverb
    Ah—the maligned adverb. Many writers eschew them. Stephen King, for example, seems to hate them. In his book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, he writes, “I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs[.]” He likens them…
  • Oct 18

    Justice Ginsburg on Empowering Oral Argument

    Justice Ginsburg on Empowering Oral Argument
    An interview with Justice Ginsburg appears in the October issue of Elle magazine.  In the article, Justice Ginsburg describes her first oral argument before the United States Supreme Court.  Any advocate could relate to her story: I…
  • Oct 16

    Daubert Has “Teeth” (and a Pulse)

    Daubert Has “Teeth” (and a Pulse)
    The first published case on Wisconsin’s (relatively) new rule on expert opinion testimony has emerged at long last. In 2011 the legislature replaced Wisconsin’s decade’s-old approach with the federal “Daubert…
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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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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 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…
  • 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…
  • Oct 18

    Cosmetics testing on animals: Do you know as much as an 8th grader?

    Cosmetics testing on animals: Do you know as much as an 8th grader?
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  ~The Lorax The students were looking forward to my visit, the teacher revealed…
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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Oct 20

    AALS Newsletter - Request for Information

    AALS Newsletter - Request for Information
    Monique Lillard (Univ. of Idaho) and Natasha Martin (Seattle Univ.) pass along the following request for information for the annual AALS newsletter. Call for information for Joint Newsletter published by the AALS Sections on Labor and…
  • Oct 18

    DOL on Paid Family Leave

    DOL on Paid Family Leave
    image from www.DOL.gov In an interesting post from the official Department of Labor blog, the agency discusses the importance of paid family leave in the workplace. As the only industrialized nation without such paid leave, this country lags…
  • Oct 15

    Judge Rejects EEOC Severance Suit Against CVS

    Judge Rejects EEOC Severance Suit Against CVS
    Many of you have been following the EEOC's high-profile litigation against CVS, where the agency challenged the validity of the severance agreements offered to terminated employees. While workers waived their rights to litigation as part of…
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The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Oct 20

    Ebola is the New Black

    Ebola is the New Black
    Ok, not really, but I figured it was a catchier title than “Ebola is the new paranoia for the stupid genetic refuse that proves that Idiocracy was not just a movie, but a prophecy.” That would just not do as a headline. But, I…
  • Oct 20

    Ebola is the New Black

    Ebola is the New Black
    Ok, not really, but I figured it was a catchier title than “Ebola is the new paranoia for the stupid genetic refuse that proves that Idiocracy was not just a movie, but a prophecy.” That would just not do as a headline. But, I…
  • Oct 16

    Your Kids’ Facebook Activities Can Subject You to Liability (But See 47 U.S.C. § 230?)

    Your Kids’ Facebook Activities Can Subject You to Liability (But See 47 U.S.C. § 230?)
    As a general rule, parents are not liable for their childrens’ actions simply by virtue of the fact that they are the kid’s parents. (I wish it were different, as that might put a leash on our idiocracy devolution, but sigh). That…
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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Today in Attack Ads: Dan Patrick of Texa

    Today in Attack Ads: Dan Patrick of Texa
    Dan Patrick is running for Liutenant Governor of Texas. And he wants you to know that "ISIS terrorists threaten to cross our border and kill Americans." The only thing standing in their way? "The Texas Rangers and National…
  • Oct 20

    Mike Nichols From Germany | Film and Theater Director

    Mike Nichols From Germany | Film and Theater Director
    Photo courtesy of IMDb Mike Nichols From Germany | Film and Theater Director Born in Berlin in 1931, the renowned film and theater director Mike Nichols began his career as an actor in a comedy troupe before making his Tony...
  • Oct 20

    RIP Elizabeth Pena (1959-2014)

    RIP Elizabeth Pena (1959-2014)
    We recently learned of the loss of Elizabeth Peña, a Cuban-American actress who appeared in such major studio pictures as “Rush Hour” and La Bamba, independent films including John Sayles’ generational drama “Lone Star,” and a host…
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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 20

    Impacts of Recent Developments on Use of Adjunct

    Impacts of Recent Developments on Use of Adjunct
    It’s an important time to analyze the impacts on the use of adjuncts of the downturn in law school enrollment and of the Post Macrate Report efforts to change law schools and perhaps reduce the costs. Historically, financial expediency…
  • Oct 20

    Welcome David Lander To The Lounge

    Welcome David Lander To The Lounge
    We're pleased to welcome David Lander for a visit to the Lounge. David is a long-time adjunct professor for Saint Louis University School of Law where he teaches courses in bankruptcy, economic justice, and the history, impacts and regulation…
  • Oct 19

    Journal Legal Education: Call for Essay Review

    Journal Legal Education: Call for Essay Review
    I'm delighted to report that the Journal of Legal Education has issued a call for book reviews and book review proposals. Cribbing now from their proposal: The Journal of Legal Educaiton (JLE) believes that review essays constitute an…
Rank this Week: 116

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 20

    No Backing Down by NFL agent Sean Stellato

    No Backing Down by NFL agent Sean Stellato
    Last year at a conference I met Sean Stellato, an NFL agent based in Massachusetts. Sean has over a dozen clients on the Patriots and other NFL teams. Sean has since become an insightful and candid mentor to my UNH Law students who are…
  • Oct 18

    Not So Fast on NJ Sports Betting; Injunction Hearing Loom

    Not So Fast on NJ Sports Betting; Injunction Hearing Loom
    With yesterday's bombshell announcement that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation partially repealing the state-law prohibition against sports wagering and withdrew his federal court motion seeking to clarify and/or…
  • Oct 16

    Jameis Winston, FSU's Student Code and Due Proce

    Jameis Winston, FSU's Student Code and Due Proce
    In a new SI.com article, I look at the many reasons why Jameis Winston should be worried about a university hearing and what legal options he has to stop it. I interviewed several top legal minds for this story, including Daniel Wallach, Erin…
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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/
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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 20

    Amazon on Amazon

    Amazon on Amazon
    It turns out that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has three questions that he asks his managers to think about before hiring someone. If I ever were to meet Bezos, I guess here is the one question I would ask him....
  • Oct 17

    Congratulations Judge Anand

    Congratulations Judge Anand
    Congratulations to my former colleague, then Dean of Saskatchewan College of Law, and now Judge Sanjeev Anand on his appointment to the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan.
  • Oct 17

    Make that marriage last

    Make that marriage last
    Want your marriage to last (longer)? Then spend less on the ring and have more people attend the ceremony. Well, its a bit more nuanced then that, so you will have to read this paper by two Emory University economists...
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    New Issue: Revista Tribuna Internacional

    New Issue: Revista Tribuna Internacional
    The latest issue of Revista Tribuna Internacional (Vol. 3, Número especial, 2014) is out. Contents include:Eduardo Vargas Carreño, La Corte Internacional de Justicia: su organización y competencia Jaime Lagos Erazo,…
  • Oct 20

    Symposium: La dynamique du système des traités de l’ONU en matière de droits de l’homme

    Symposium: La dynamique du système des traités de l’ONU en matière de droits de l’homme
    On November 10, 2014, the Centre de recherche sur les droits de l’homme et le droit humanitaire at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) will host a symposium on "La dynamique du système des traités de…
  • Oct 20

    Wheatley: Modelling Democratic Secession in International Law

    Wheatley: Modelling Democratic Secession in International Law
    Steven Wheatley (Univ. of Lancaster - Law) has posted Modelling Democratic Secession in International Law (in Nationalism and Globalisation: New Settings, New Challenges, Stephen Tierney ed., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:The objective of…
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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Oct 20

    Operation Protective Edge: Legal and Political Implications of ICC Prosecution

    Operation Protective Edge: Legal and Political Implications of ICC Prosecution
    George Mason University’s Middle East Studies Program, Global Programs, New Century College (NCC) and the Trans-Arab Research Institute welcome four international law experts to discuss the political and legal implications of an…
  • Oct 19

    Georgia Law convenes D.C. workshop on “International Law as Behavior”

    Georgia Law convenes D.C. workshop on “International Law as Behavior”
    Kudos to my Georgia Law colleague Harlan G. Cohen for organizing what promises to be a superb conference on “International Law as Behavior,” a daylong presentation of papers that will lead to a same-named essay volume. Convened by…
  • Oct 17

    Pollution, brain tumors, children . . . and national security

    Pollution, brain tumors, children . . . and national security
    “If Al Qaeda sent a team of sleeper cells to poison our groundwater and release toxic materials into the air, people would go nuts. It would be an act of war,” Dycus notes. “But if we do it to ourselves in the name of…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Oct 20

    How Corporate Canada Rejected the Canadian Government’s Plan to Combat Patent Troll

    How Corporate Canada Rejected the Canadian Government’s Plan to Combat Patent Troll
    The Internet Association, a U.S.-based industry association that counts most of the biggest names in the Internet economy as its members (including Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, and Yahoo), recently released a policy paper on how…
  • Oct 20

    How Canadian Business Chilled Patent Troll Reform

    How Canadian Business Chilled Patent Troll Reform
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 18, 2014 as How Canadian Business Chilled Patent Troll Reforms The Internet Association, a U.S.-based industry association that counts most of the biggest names in the Internet economy as its members…
  • Oct 16

    New TPP Leak: Canada Emerges as Leading Opponent of U.S. Intellectual Property Demand

    New TPP Leak: Canada Emerges as Leading Opponent of U.S. Intellectual Property Demand
    This morning Wikileaks released an updated leaked version of the draft Trans Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter. The latest leak dates from May 2014 (the previous leak was current to August 2013. I assessed it in posts here,…
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