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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Obama will walk your dog.

    Obama will walk your dog.
    Even if you don't have a dog.He will walk your metaphorical dog. He'll do whatever it is you need done."I told John Boehner, you know, I'll wash your car. I'll walk your dog, whatever you need to do."Feel free to make that the first line of a…
  • Nov 23

    Mondrian kept an artificial flower, painted white, in his studio to express the feeling of "the lack of a woman in his daily life."

    Mondrian kept an artificial flower, painted white, in his studio to express the feeling of "the lack of a woman in his daily life."
    According to the card stuck to the wall in a London museum next to a 1926 photograph by André Kertész, which you can see here. The white paint — we were told by some curator — was "to banish entirely any recollection…
  • Nov 23

    "What struck me about the Georgia O'Keeffe sale was not the high price paid for the work."

    "What struck me about the Georgia O'Keeffe sale was not the high price paid for the work."
    "Nor was it the discrepancy between what the market will pay for art made by men and what it will pay for art made by women... Is it ingrained sexism, or, as Germaine Greer told me in her opinion, historically work by female artists has…
Rank this Week: 18

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 23

    Professor Michael Olivas: House should be ashamed of its reaction to Obama's executive action

    Professor Michael Olivas: House should be ashamed of its reaction to Obama's executive action
    In this op/ed, Professor Michael Olivas criticizes Republicans in the House of Represntatives for the strong negative public reactions to President Obama's latest immigration initiatives. In so doing, he kicks things off with a wonderful film…
  • Nov 23

    Part of the Obama Plan: "Strengthen Border Security"

    Part of the Obama Plan: "Strengthen Border Security"
    Photo courtesy of U.S. DHS website As outlined in some detail by the Department of Homeland Security, President Obama's recently announced immigration plan has quite a few components. The very first item on the DHS list are measures to…
  • Nov 23

    Immigration Article of the Day: Famigration (Fam Imm): The Next Frontier in Immigration Law by Kari E. Hong

    Immigration Article of the Day: Famigration (Fam Imm): The Next Frontier in Immigration Law by Kari E. Hong
    Famigration (Fam Imm): The Next Frontier in Immigration Law by Kari E. Hong, Boston College - Law School October 15, 2014 Virginia Law Review Online, Vol. 100, October 2014 Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 338…
Rank this Week: 47

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Nov 23

    Symposium on The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer

    Symposium on The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer
    The symposium issue of the Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 67: 6: 1531, addresses various facets of federal law in private wealth transfer. A number of the articles are followed by comments by other distinguished scholars, who not only address…
  • Nov 23

    Why Reconsidering IRAs May Be Beneficial

    Why Reconsidering IRAs May Be Beneficial
    Traditional IRAs have been a popular and often beneficial form of retirement planning. However, changing tax consequences and common misconceptions for IRAs create a need to reconsider if these accounts are still the best route for saving for…
  • Nov 23

    Article on A Legislative History of the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act

    Article on A Legislative History of the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act
    Harvey P. Dale et al., recently published an article entitled, Evolution, Not Revolution: A Legislative History of the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, 17 N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol'y 377-484 (2014). Provided below…
Rank this Week: 66

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

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/
  • Nov 23

    Sunday Reading

    Sunday Reading
    Though it's been out for a year or more, I finally read Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat. It's far more than an account of that superlative Wahsington Husky eight-oar crew that humbled the Nazis at the 1936...
  • Nov 22

    California Bar Pass Rate Drop

    California Bar Pass Rate Drop
    Is plunge the right word? I don't know. But in July 2013, first-time California law graduates passed at a 76% rate. First timers from out-of-state passed at a 64% rate. This July, California grads passed at a 69% rate and...
  • Nov 22

    Nineteenth Century Industrial Building Trivia

    Nineteenth Century Industrial Building Trivia
    I visited a park with a nineteenth century industrial building on it recently and want to use a picture I took there as a trivia question. For a long time I've been interested in use of slave labor in industrial...
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Prosecutorial Discretion Through the Looking Gla

    Prosecutorial Discretion Through the Looking Gla
    David Alan Sklansky For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law             For someone like me—a former prosecutor who now teaches and writes about criminal…
  • Nov 21

    Two Rationales for Administrative Relief

    Two Rationales for Administrative Relief
    Ahilan Arulanantham For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration LawMuch of the initial reaction to the President’s newly-announced administrative relief program will likely focus on the decision not to extend relief to the…
  • Nov 21

    Executive Discretion and Congressional Prioritie

    Executive Discretion and Congressional Prioritie
    Adam Cox & Cristina Rodriguez  For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law As we noted last night, in the debate leading up to the President’s announcement of administrative immigration relief, most…
Rank this Week: 227

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/
  • Nov 23

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 297 The Impact of Whistleblowers on Financial Misrepresentation Enforcement Actions Andrew C. Call, Gerald S. Martin,Nathan Y. Sharp and…
  • Nov 22

    "[NC] Judge unseals info on secret cellphone spying"

    "[NC] Judge unseals info on secret cellphone spying"
    FourthAmendment.com excerpts and links to this article from The Hill: A judge Friday unsealed a trove of court documents that could shed light on a secret cellphone tracking program used by police nationwide. . . . Included are 529…
  • Nov 22

    "Thousands of Criminals, on the Way Back to Your Neighborhood"

    "Thousands of Criminals, on the Way Back to Your Neighborhood"
    Bill Otis has this post at Crime & Consequences. In part: Whether President Obama has the authority to allow the effective nullification of our immigration statutes through executive order is an interesting subject, about which I may have…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Nov 23

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Choosing from the Contentious Politics Buffet

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Choosing from the Contentious Politics Buffet
    Editor’s Note: Political groups representing ethnic, religious, or other minorities have a range of options for how to engage with the state, from nonviolent tactics such as protests and strikes to violent tactics including terrorism.…
  • Nov 22

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #101: Jameel Jaffer, Bob Litt, and William Banks Debate FISA

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #101: Jameel Jaffer, Bob Litt, and William Banks Debate FISA
    Earlier this month, the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security held its “24th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law CLE Conference.” As part of the conference, the group held a particularly strong panel…
  • Nov 22

    The Immigration Imbroglio as (Pretty) Normal Separation of Power

    The Immigration Imbroglio as (Pretty) Normal Separation of Power
    It has been instructive during the last six years to watch President Obama and most Democrats evolve from Executive power critics to Executive power apologists, just as it has been instructive to watch many Republicans evolve from Executive…
Rank this Week: 112

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: 93

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Nov 23

    Events and Announcements: November 23, 2014

    Events and Announcements: November 23, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Events italyspractice.info is a website aimed at collecting, categorising and translating into English the practice of the Italian government on issues of international law. Only five months after its…
  • Nov 22

    Weekend Roundup: November 16-22, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: November 16-22, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Over the past week on Opinio Juris, we again enjoyed a lot of different perspectives from our guest bloggers, beginning with Rob Howse, whom Kristen introduced as this week’s featured guest…
  • Nov 21

    The Ninth Circuit’s Muddled Comity Analysis in Mujica

    The Ninth Circuit’s Muddled Comity Analysis in Mujica
    by Roger Alford by Roger Alford Last week the Ninth Circuit issued a controversial opinion in Mujica v. Airscan, Inc., that sharply limits the scope of human rights litigation. The claims in Mujica arose in Colombia and allegedly implicate…
Rank this Week: 146

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Slava Voynov’s Immigration Wrinkle to his Domestic Violence Charge

    Slava Voynov’s Immigration Wrinkle to his Domestic Violence Charge
    As the NFL continues to make headlines with its continued domestic violence issues, the NHL proved last month that domestic violence problems are not just limited to pro football. In October, Los Angeles Kings star defenseman Slava Voynov…
  • Nov 21

    Dr. Paul Withers proposal to address issue of NCAA athletes signing autograph

    Dr. Paul Withers proposal to address issue of NCAA athletes signing autograph
    Dr. Paul Withers, an astronomy professor at Boston University, recently emailed me an idea he has to address the issue of NCAA athletes--like Todd Gurley and Johnny Manziel before him--getting in trouble for signing autographs.I've posted Dr.…
  • Nov 19

    Does Adrian Peterson have a good legal case against the NFL?

    Does Adrian Peterson have a good legal case against the NFL?
    I attempt to answer this question in a new Sports Illustrated column. Here's an excerpt:In order to obtain a temporary restraining order, Peterson would need to convince a judge that unless he is allowed to play again this season, he would…
Rank this Week: 477

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Egyptian Court Acquits First Doctor Charged With Femal Genital Mutilation

    Egyptian Court Acquits First Doctor Charged With Femal Genital Mutilation
    The Guardian on Thursday reported that the first doctor in Egypt to be brought to trial under a 2008 law on charges of female genital mutilation has been acquitted:Raslan Fadl, a doctor and Islamic preacher in the village of Agga,…
  • Nov 22

    Montana's Same-Sex Marriage Bans Falls; Becomes 34th State To Recognize Marriage Equality

    Montana's Same-Sex Marriage Bans Falls; Becomes 34th State To Recognize Marriage Equality
    On Wednesday, a Montana federal district court issued a permanent injunction barring Montana from enforcing statutory and constitutional provisions that prevent same-sex marriages or recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other…
  • Nov 22

    Muslim's Religious Discrimination Claim Against NJ Transit Dismissed

    Muslim's Religious Discrimination Claim Against NJ Transit Dismissed
    In Allison v. New Jersey Transit Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162175 (D NJ, Nov. 19, 2014), a New Jersey federal district court dismissed a claim by an African American Muslim employee of New Jersey Transit that disciplinary action taken…
Rank this Week: 31

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 23

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Nov 21

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Glass Darkly

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Glass Darkly
    The world is a great deal bigger than we know, bigger than we can even imagine. This, at least, we understand, albeit at one of those unhelpful meta levels in our culture’s epistemology. It is the task of science and religion, I…
  • Nov 21

    Re-Litigation by a Patentee With a Different Party – Has the Federal Court Been Consistent in Its Approach?

    Re-Litigation by a Patentee With a Different Party – Has the Federal Court Been Consistent in Its Approach?
    Over the past few years the pharmaceutical marketplace has seen an increase in patent “re-litigation” (where a patentee is involved in a second case against another generic). Following the Federal Court of Appeal’s warning…
Rank this Week: 45

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Nov 23

    Muller: The NCBE's Role in Declining MBE Scores and Bar Pass Rate

    Muller: The NCBE's Role in Declining MBE Scores and Bar Pass Rate
    Following up on my previous posts (here, here, here, and here): California released its July 2014 bar exam results on Friday: a 48.6% overall pass rate (down 7.2 percentage points from 2013) and 61.0% first-time takers pass rate (down 6.7…
  • Nov 23

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads on SSRN, with a new new paper debuting on the list at #1: [387 Downloads] A Compendium of Private Equity Tax Games, by Gregg D. Polsky (North Carolina)…
  • Nov 23

    The IRS Scandal, Day 563

    The IRS Scandal, Day 563
    New York Post editorial: Silence of the Schumer: It wasn’t so long ago Chuck Schumer was obsessing over the idea that the tax code was being abused for partisan purposes. Back in March 2012, he and six fellow Democratic senators wrote the…
Rank this Week: 28

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    The Nation has a review of Danielle Keats Citron's Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (Harvard University Press)."In Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, Danielle Keats Citron aims to change that situation, giving readers a sense of the scope and…
  • Nov 22

    Lee's "Workplace Constitution": The Introduction

    Lee's "Workplace Constitution": The Introduction
    We’ve previously noted the publication of The Workplace Constitution from the New Deal to the New Right (New York: Cambridge University Press 2014) by Sophia Z. Lee, University of Pennsylvania Law School.  The introduction is now…
  • Nov 21

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From Völkerrechtsblog: a post by Katharina Isabel Schmidt (JSD candidate, Yale Law School) "On American 'Dilettantism' and German 'Pedantry': A Comparative Look at Law Journal Culture and the Future of Legal Knowledge Production."It…
Rank this Week: 40

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Anyone Want a Talk in Singapore in June? China? Australia?

    Anyone Want a Talk in Singapore in June? China? Australia?
    I may be attending a libertarian event in Bali this June. Given the distance, I would want to visit other places in that part of the world. The most convenient stop would be Singapore, a city I last visited about fifty years ago. I have been…
  • Nov 22

    Intuiting Large Numbers: A Facebook Exchange

    Intuiting Large Numbers: A Facebook Exchange
    I recently had an interesting exchange with a FaceBook friend, a reasonable person with political views very different from mine. He posted something to the effect that he didn't think a free market society could produce a middle class, and…
  • Nov 22

    Virtual Statu

    Virtual Statu
    It is natural to think of status as a zero sum game, to assume that anything that raises your status relative to me must lower my status relative to you. What first suggested to me that it wasn't true was my experience as an undergraduate at…
Rank this Week: 1501

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Nov 22

    Correct Email Address for Nominations for AALS Academic Support Section

    Correct Email Address for Nominations for AALS Academic Support Section
    The correct email address to send nominations for the AALS Academic Support Section Treasurer and Board Members is to Louis Schulze at lschulze@fiu.edu. If you sent a nomination to the incorrect address, please re-send it. Sorry for the…
  • Nov 22

    Welcome Phil Kaplan to ASP

    Welcome Phil Kaplan to ASP
    Please welcome Phil Kaplan as Associate Professor of Academic Support at Suffolk University Law School where he assumed ASP duties in July 2014. Phil graduated from Suffolk University Law School and practiced law in Boston for nine years…
  • Nov 21

    Call for Nominations for AALS Section on Academic Support Elections for Treasurer and two Board Member

    Call for Nominations for AALS Section on Academic Support Elections for Treasurer and two Board Member
    Call for Nominations for AALS Section on Academic Support Treasurer and Two Board Members Elections are scheduled for the AALS Section on Academic Support business meeting on Friday, January 2nd at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.at the 2015 AALS Annual…
Rank this Week: 1240

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Thomas: The Uses and Abuses of Legitimacy in International Law

    Thomas: The Uses and Abuses of Legitimacy in International Law
    Christopher A. Thomas (London School of Economics - Law) has published The Uses and Abuses of Legitimacy in International Law (Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 729-58, Winter 2014). Here's the abstract: In recent decades,…
  • Nov 21

    Seaman: UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance

    Seaman: UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance
    Kate Seaman (Univ. of Bath - Politics) has published UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance (Ashgate 2014). Here's the abstract:With the recent developments in Syria the United Nations is once again making…
  • Nov 20

    Mikulaschek: Minor Powers’ Influence in International Organization

    Mikulaschek: Minor Powers’ Influence in International Organization
    Christoph Mikulaschek (Princeton Univ.) has posted Minor powers’ influence in international organizations: Empirical evidence exploiting the natural experiment of African representation on the UN Security Council. Here's the abstract:To…
Rank this Week: 37

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Nov 22

    Interesting look at California's Proposition 47 and undoing collateral consequence

    Interesting look at California's Proposition 47 and undoing collateral consequence
    I just noticed, over at the Collateral Consequences Resource Center, that California Federal Public Defender Jeffrey Aaron has this new posting exploring the impact of his state's approval of Proposition 47 which downgraded various felonies…
  • Nov 22

    Notable comments from AAG about Justice Reinvestment

    Notable comments from AAG about Justice Reinvestment
    Earlier this week, Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason delivered these interesting remarks for DOJ's Office of Justice Programs at a big Justice Reinvestment Summit. The full speech is worth review, and here are a few excerpts I found…
  • Nov 21

    "'Power and Greed and the Corruptible Seed': Mental Disability, Prosecutorial Misconduct, and the Death Penalty"

    "'Power and Greed and the Corruptible Seed': Mental Disability, Prosecutorial Misconduct, and the Death Penalty"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper by Michael Perlin available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Supreme Court’s death penalty jurisprudence is based in large part on the assumption that jurors can...
Rank this Week: 120

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/
  • Nov 22

    New employment numbers by BLS suggests law school class of 2016 will have better job prospect

    New employment numbers by BLS suggests law school class of 2016 will have better job prospect
    The ABA Journal Blog has the story here. What it boils down to is that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has changed the way it calculates projected job openings in the legal services sector. Until now, the BLS based its...
  • Nov 22

    Should the Drop in MBE Scores Affect our Teaching?

    Should the Drop in MBE Scores Affect our Teaching?
    As we have reported, scores on the Multistate Bar Exam have declined, and that decline has raised a minor ruckus. Over at Best Practices for Legal Education (Nov. 14), Margaret Moore Johnson raises a difficult issue: would traditional…
  • Nov 22

    The Harpo Marx Family Rule

    The Harpo Marx Family Rule
    November 23 is Harpo Marx’s Birthday. In honor of the late comedian, here are his Family Rules: Harpo Marx Family Rules 1 Life has been created for you to enjoy, but you won't enjoy it unless you pay for it...
Rank this Week: 1856

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Nov 22

    CONSISTENCY: The Most Urgent Action Against Climate Change

    CONSISTENCY: The Most Urgent Action Against Climate Change
    During the first two weeks of December, world leaders will lay the foundation for a new global agreement on climate change at the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima,…
  • Nov 22

    Introducing Astrid Puente

    Introducing Astrid Puente
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Astrid Puentes Riaño as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Originally from Colombia, Astrid holds an LL.M. in Comparative Law from the University of Florida, a Masters in Environmental Law from…
  • Nov 21

    Read On!: The Greening of European Business Under EU Law

    Read On!: The Greening of European Business Under EU Law
    Beate Sjåfjell and Anja Wiesbrock have just published “The Greening of European Business under EU Law” The relationship between environmentally sustainable development and company and business law has emerged in recent years…
Rank this Week: 13

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: 10

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Nov 22

    Call for Papers - Fourth European Research Conference on Microfinance

    Call for Papers - Fourth European Research Conference on Microfinance
    CALL FOR PAPERS Fourth European Research Conference on Microfinance 1-3 June 2015 Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva Geneva, Switzerland Access to suitable and affordable finance is a precondition for meeting…
  • Nov 22

    In anticipation of Thanksgiving

    In anticipation of Thanksgiving
    I have something of a follow-up to Haskell's earlier post. While companies like Wal-Mart will be open on Thanksgiving - a decision that has garnered no small amount of public criticism- others have conspicuously declared that they will be…
  • Nov 21

    Writing Retreat (a subtle plea for help)

    Writing Retreat (a subtle plea for help)
    I just booked my hotel for Sunday and Monday for a mini-writing retreat before the Thanksgiving holiday. This has been an effective (although intimidating) format for me in the past to tackle big writing projects (and deadlines). The idea…
Rank this Week: 232

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: 115

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/
  • Nov 22

    Top Soccer Shootout

    Top Soccer Shootout
    If at any point, you are wondering why you have never heard of Scott Sterling, click here to find out.
  • Nov 21

    Otter Pup Cute Overload

    Otter Pup Cute Overload
    Its Friday, so its time for some cuteness overload: the sea otter pup: Click on the story for more.
  • Nov 20

    Phd for Nothing?

    Phd for Nothing?
    Thinking of doing a Phd in economics to be the next academic star? Don't, unless you go the top 3 schools, so says the latest research. The Economist has the details. Great - why didn't anyone tell me that many...
Rank this Week: 1017

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/
  • Nov 22

    The Sex Exception for Vicarious Liability in Tort

    The Sex Exception for Vicarious Liability in Tort
    John Goldberg (Harvard), Jotwell, When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?, reviewing Martha Chamallas (Ohio State), Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, 48 Val. U. L. Rev. 133 (2013), available at SSRN. Martha…
  • Nov 22

    Heartbeat Abortion Bill Again in Ohio

    Heartbeat Abortion Bill Again in Ohio
    Ohio Lawmakers Advance "Heartbeat" Abortion Ban An Ohio House committee on Thursday voted 11-6 along party lines to advance a bill (HB 248) that would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which can be as early as…
  • Nov 21

    "How much does sexual assault cost college students every year?"

    "How much does sexual assault cost college students every year?"
    Alexandra Brodsky, a Yale Law student, wrote an editorial in WaPo: In 2008, Wagatwe Wanjuki reported to her school, Tufts, that her boyfriend had repeatedly assaulted her. But the college refused to investigate the claim. The stress of the…
Rank this Week: 3355

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/
  • Nov 22

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Our Word is Our Bond" by Constable

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Our Word is Our Bond" by Constable
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Our Word Is Our Bond: How Legal Speech Acts (The Cultural Lives of Law) by Marianne Constable. Here is a description: Words can be misspoken, misheard, misunderstood, or misappropriated; they can be…
  • Nov 22

    Download of the Week: "Narrowing Precedent" by Re

    Download of the Week: "Narrowing Precedent" by Re
    The Download of the Week is Narrowing Precedent in the Supreme Court by Richard M. Re. Here is the abstract: “Narrowing” occurs when a court declines to apply a precedent even though, in the court’s own view, the precedent is...
  • Nov 21

    Listokin on Bounded and Unbounded Institutional Agent

    Listokin on Bounded and Unbounded Institutional Agent
    Yair Listokin's Bounded Institutions has been posted to the Yale Law Journal website. Here is the abstract: This Essay examines two alternative designs for hierarchical institutions: “bounded” and “unbounded.” In a bounded structure,…
Rank this Week: 15

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Nov 22

    A Lengthy Post on the Effects of Immigration on National Wealth and Income Distribution

    A Lengthy Post on the Effects of Immigration on National Wealth and Income Distribution
    This is a very long post, but skip on to the next one if you get bored. I got interested in immigration and am trying to work my mind around a chapter in George Borjas's 2014 book, Immigration Economics. Paragraph...
  • Nov 20

    Why the U.S.-China Climate Deal Could Be A Tipping Point

    Why the U.S.-China Climate Deal Could Be A Tipping Point
    The Obama administration announced a climate agreement with China last week, which was immediately criticized as giving away the store. However, this climate agreement may be a turning point. As I wrote three years ago, and international…
  • Nov 17

    Malum in se, malum in lex

    Malum in se, malum in lex
    In my last post I deliberately contrasted "malum in se" with "malum in lex". The usual term for the second phrase is "malum prohibitum". That is better Latin, I think, and customary, but it is not parallel and…
Rank this Week: 1919

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/
  • Nov 22

    Jury Awards $186 Million in Pregnancy Bias Case

    Jury Awards $186 Million in Pregnancy Bias Case
    Pregnancy discrimination has been a visible area in the news recently. The EEOC has focused on this area, and the Supreme Court will look at a pregnancy discrimination claim later this term. To add to this attention, a California jury...
  • Nov 21

    Facebook Looks to Create Workplace Network

    Facebook Looks to Create Workplace Network
    Both the WSJ and BBC have recently addressed Facebook’s goal of creating a new workplace network. The network would be designed to converse with fellow workers, network with colleagues, and coordinate office materials. The BBC article…
  • Nov 20

    The Workplace Constitution

    The Workplace Constitution
    Why do most people today not have rights at work that come from the US Constitution? That’s the puzzle at the heart of a just-published legal history: Sophia Z. Lee, The Workplace Constitution from the New Deal to the New...
Rank this Week: 85

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Nov 22

    Dr. Gruber, The President’s Lawlessness, And The IRS Emails: The Goldberg Indictment And The Sunday Show

    Dr. Gruber, The President’s Lawlessness, And The IRS Emails: The Goldberg Indictment And The Sunday Show
    Criticism of the Manhattan-Beltway media elite is growing again, and this time not about a particular story, but about general cluelessness about what the country is feeling/thinking about recent events, in particular three: Dr.…
  • Nov 21

    “President Declares a Political War He is Bound to Lose” By Clark S. Judge

    “President Declares a Political War He is Bound to Lose” By Clark S. Judge
    The weekly column rom Clark Judge: President Declares a Political War He is Bound to Lose By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute President Obama’s speech to the nation…
  • Nov 21

    The President’s Speech

    The President’s Speech
    So my short form reaction was tweeted out last night: POTUS speech was a Bayeux tapestry of half truths, lies, cliches and cringe-inducing bathos. The long form, well, listen to the four hour broadcast from Thursday via The Hughniverse.…
Rank this Week: 1820

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/
  • Nov 22

    Mark Wojcik is selected for AALS section award

    Mark Wojcik is selected for AALS section award
    John Marshall's Mark Wojcik has been selected by the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research as the Section Award Winner. The award is based on "service, scholarship, and legal writing program design or other activity…
  • Nov 20

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference
    The Applied Legal Storytelling Conference will be held July 21-23, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The 2015 Conference is co-sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute, the Clinical Legal Education Association, and Seattle University School of…
  • Nov 20

    Librarians of the Law Library of Congre

    Librarians of the Law Library of Congre
    One of the most overlooked resources in a library is the professional library staff. The Law Library of Congress--the largest law library in the world--is no exception. Pictured here with me (I'm the guy on the left) are some of...
Rank this Week: 267

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/
  • Nov 22

    Just watch the video

    Just watch the video
    This article explains. I have nothing to add--skip to 22:38, when the respondent's argument begins. Somehow, law professors are to blame for this.
  • Nov 21

    DOJ weighs in

    DOJ weighs in
    Seeming to share my sense of where the burden should lie, Eric Holder released video urging law enforcement and protesters to collaborate on plans to keep the peace should protests occur in Ferguson. He reminded protesters that historically…
  • Nov 21

    Teaching Copyright Law - Blurred Line

    Teaching Copyright Law - Blurred Line
    "Blurred Lines," the summer hit of 2013, is the subject of a copyright dispute. The estate of Marvin Gaye claims that the composers of the hit song (Pharrel Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I.) appropriated the song from the Gaye hit,…
Rank this Week: 61

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Nov 22

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement
    by Michael DorfI begin by establishing my disinterested bona fides with respect to the dispute about whether the president has authority to defer deportation of, and other enforcement measures against, undocumented immigrants in certain…
  • Nov 21

    A Farewell to Basketball

    A Farewell to Basketball
    by Michael DorfMy retirement from my favorite sport looked nothing like Derek Jeter's retirement from his. There were no standing ovations, no sneaker ads, no ESPN encomia. That's fair enough. If not quite the second coming of Babe Ruth that…
  • Nov 20

    Medicare For All: The Steps Between Here and There

    Medicare For All: The Steps Between Here and There
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, "Disdainful Economists, Hubristic Jurists, and Fanatical Republicans: A Recipe for Single-Payer Health Care?" I try to figure out what the "end game" is for the great debate over the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 241

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Nov 22

    Public Service Announcement in China

    Public Service Announcement in China
    A shampoo ad doubles as a public service announcement against divorce in China--see it here. MR
  • Nov 21

    Billion Dollar Divorce

    Billion Dollar Divorce
    From CBS News: It's the kind of money that most Americans can't comprehend, but for one ex-wife it's an injustice. Sue Ann Hamm, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm, plans to appeal a divorce settlement that awarded her...
  • Nov 20

    Divorce in Iran

    Divorce in Iran
    From Reuters: Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.…
Rank this Week: 248

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Nov 21

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School House Republicans filed their expected lawsuit against the Obama administration, arguing that the administration spend money on the Affordable Care Act's insurer offset program without an…
  • Nov 20

    Legal Authority for President Obama's Immigration Action

    Legal Authority for President Obama's Immigration Action
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Office of Legal Counsel yesterday released an opinion on the President's legal authority for his immigration plan, which he'll announce shortly. Here's the summary, in three points: The…
  • Nov 20

    Daily Read: Weatherby on First Amendment Rights of Trans* Youth

    Daily Read: Weatherby on First Amendment Rights of Trans* Youth
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law November 20, as President Obama acknowledged again this year, is "Transgender Day of Remembrance." While the commemoration often focuses on violence against…
Rank this Week: 234

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Edited by I. Richard Gershon, Paul E. McGreal and Cynthia L. Fountaine.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Nov 21

    Maryann Jones Resigns as CSOL President

    Maryann Jones Resigns as CSOL President
    According to the Charleston Post and Courier, Maryann Jones has stepped down from the presidency of the Charleston School of Law after only about a week. The story can be found at: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20141121/PC16/141129887
  • Nov 13

    Jones Named New President of Charleston School of Law

    Jones Named New President of Charleston School of Law
    From the Charleston School of Law: Jones named new president of Charleston School of Law Effective today, she will serve as top executive at school NOV. 13, 2014 -- Highly-respected legal educator Maryann Jones is the new president of the...
  • Nov 7

    ABA Committee Recommendation re: Infilaw's Purchase of Charleston

    ABA Committee Recommendation re: Infilaw's Purchase of Charleston
    Download Charleston_ltr_and_Recommendation_11-6-2014-(2) Above is the letter from the ABA to Dean Abrams at the Charleston School of Law recommending that the sale to Infiliaw be approved by the ABA Council. The approval depends on Infilaw's…
Rank this Week: 863

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Nov 21

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?
    “[F]eminists adore trigger warnings because it reinforces the idea that women are ruled by their emotions, are incapable of recovering from trauma and are just generally hysterical nitwits unprepared to confront adulthood and…
  • Nov 21

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?
    “[F]eminists adore trigger warnings because it reinforces the idea that women are ruled by their emotions, are incapable of recovering from trauma and are just generally hysterical nitwits unprepared to confront adulthood and…
  • Nov 19

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice
    I do not think much of Julien Blanc. That much has made its rounds on the internets due to a letter I wrote. I did not release that letter to the public, so I do not want to link to it. Despite having a very negative opinion of Blanc, I was…
Rank this Week: 122

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
  • Nov 21

    California Man Expected to be Set Free After 36 Year

    California Man Expected to be Set Free After 36 Year
    After more than three decades behind bars, a California man who has served the state's longest sentence for a wrongful conviction, is expected to be released next week. Michael Ray Hanline was convicted of the 1978 murder of a Ventura man and…
  • Nov 20

    Watch Now: Ebony Magazine’s ‘Race Still Matters’

    Watch Now: Ebony Magazine’s ‘Race Still Matters’
    In conjunction with its November issue, Ebony magazine produced a social justice and action video about race in America. "Race Still Matters: Protection Under the Law" features interviews with civil rights leaders, activists and the Innocence…
  • Nov 19

    Charges Dropped Against Ohio Man After Four Decade

    Charges Dropped Against Ohio Man After Four Decade
    Nearly forty years after an Ohio man was convicted of murder along with two codefendants, he is expected to walk out of prison a free man on Friday. Ricky Jackson and two other men were convicted of killing a money-order collector at a…
Rank this Week: 518

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
  • Nov 21

    Mayogate Controversy: Epic Food Fight Over Meaning of ‘Mayo’

    Mayogate Controversy: Epic Food Fight Over Meaning of ‘Mayo’
    Spencer Lo Creating and mainstreaming superior food made solely from plants—especially one that cuts into a giant competitor’s profits—can get you sued: that is what Hampton Creek Foods, a vegan food technology company…
  • Nov 3

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year
    Carmen Parra The Living Planet Index (LPI) from the World Wildlife Fund reported that between 1970 to 2010 there has been a 52% decline in vertebrae species populations on Earth. The study considered 10,380 populations of 3,038 species of…
  • Nov 3

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year
    Carmen Parra The Living Planet Index (LPI) from the World Wildlife Fund reported that between 1970 to 2010 there has been a 52% decline in vertebrae species populations on Earth. The study considered 10,380 populations of 3,038 species of…
Rank this Week: 937

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Nov 21

    Some Bibles Are More Exemptable Than Other

    Some Bibles Are More Exemptable Than Other
    I wonder how many Bankruptcy professors have posed a hypothetical about the exemption of a rare Bible worth lots of money? Well, a federal District Court in Illinois had to answer the question for real. The Illinois person property…
  • Nov 20

    Rent Control in New York and Bankruptcy

    Rent Control in New York and Bankruptcy
    Following up on my prior post, the New York Court of Appeals has ruled that a rent stabilized appartment is a public benefit, rather than an asset.
  • Nov 20

    Detroit's Bankruptcy: The Conversation

    Detroit's Bankruptcy: The Conversation
    Readers who have not otherwise received notice in the twittersphere may be interested in this commentary at The Conversation.
Rank this Week: 481

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/
  • Nov 21

    My Email is Down

    My Email is Down
    Email to my usual UM Law address has been down for the last 24 hours due to multiple hardware failures of the law school’s network hardware. Barring miracles, latest projections don’t have it up until Monday if then. If you…
  • Nov 21

    DETEKT

    DETEKT
    EFF and other fine groups announce DETEKT, a spyware detection tool. It’s a joint project with Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, and Privacy International. Read the disclaimers and instructions carefully. Note also that they…
  • Nov 20

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal
    Here, via Marty Lederman, is the opinion of the Office of Legal Counsel underlying President Obama’s new ‘deferred action policy’ on certain classes of undocumented immigrants. Spoiler alert: the President is exercising…
Rank this Week: 26

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 743

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer
    Organization for Transformative Works volunteer Casey Fiesler explains in Slate.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Nov 21

    Reading list: Orly Lobel on employment law as IP law

    Reading list: Orly Lobel on employment law as IP law
    Orly Lobel, The New Cognitive Property: Human Capital Law and the Reach of Intellectual Property.  Abstract:Contemporary law has become grounded in the conviction that not only the outputs of innovation – artistic expressions,…
  • Nov 21

    Lamborghini going to pot?

    Lamborghini going to pot?
    If "anything can signify anything," is this equation of a pot with a Lamborghini nominative fair use?  (It's just an object. It doesn't mean what you think.)Anything can signify anything billboard, Washington DCPhoto by Zach…
Rank this Week: 91

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
  • Nov 21

    Love: Is Mediation A Sleeping Beauty?

    Love: Is Mediation A Sleeping Beauty?
    Dispatches from the Melnick Symposium at Cardozo – Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty? from FOI Lela Love (Cardozo). On November 2, 2014, at the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution fall symposium, speaker after speaker…
  • Nov 13

    Peace Be With You…And With You?

    Peace Be With You…And With You?
    Under the heading of hard bargaining tactics gone bad (and bad lawyer advice), we can now add this story.  When a group of eight faculty members at the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan decided to stop working in order to…
  • Nov 13

    Industry Response to Consumer Arbitration Study

    Industry Response to Consumer Arbitration Study
    Alan Kaplinsky and Mark Levin, Ballard Spahr attorneys writing on their CFPB Monitor blog, have offered their initial thoughts on the study of consumer understanding of arbitration agreements that my St. John’s colleagues and I recently…
Rank this Week: 599