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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: 534

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

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Mar 27

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Still!): Getting Handsy at Hebrew University

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Still!): Getting Handsy at Hebrew University
    Even though we were not in the comforts of Marquette University Law School, I had to put the students back a classroom during a few stops on our trip. The first classroom experience came at Hebrew University, in a class led by Professor Avi…
  • Mar 27

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Parent’s Circle

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Parent’s Circle
    We have met with the Parent’s Circle each time we have gone to Israel for an amazing meeting, and this time did not disappoint either.  My favorite part was how they ended — “Do Not Be Pro-Israel; Do Not Be…
  • Mar 26

    Congratulations to the 2015 Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition Finalist

    Congratulations to the 2015 Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition Finalist
    Congratulations to this year’s Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition finalists: Larissa Dallman, Mary Ellis, Natalie Schiferl, and Nicole Ways. All the competitors presented strong oral arguments tonight. Thank you…
Rank this Week: 900

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Mar 27

    Justice Jackson’s Error

    Justice Jackson’s Error
    A subject that came up in my Bill of Rights seminar this semester is the fallacy that the rights included in the First Amendment were the most important ones because    . . . well, they came first.  Of course, this is wrong.…
  • Mar 27

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 65, Number 1, Winter 2015

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 65, Number 1, Winter 2015
    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 65, Number 1, Winter 2015 The Stripping of the Trust: A Study In Legal Evolution Adam S Hofri-Winogradow The Fault of Trespass Avihay Dorfman, Assaf Jacob How Tort Law Empowers Ori J Herstein…
  • Mar 27

    The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act
    My adopted home state is getting a lot of criticism for enacting a state version of RFRA.  I’m not sure why. The concern is that the statute will authorize many businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians.  As far as I…
Rank this Week: 37

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Mar 27

    Robert Rosenkranz: Piketty Corrects the Inequality Crowd - WSJ

    Robert Rosenkranz: Piketty Corrects the Inequality Crowd - WSJ
    Now in an extraordinary about-face, Mr. Piketty has backtracked, undermining the policy prescriptions many have based on his conclusions. In “About Capital in the 21st Century,” slated for May publication in the American Economic…
  • Mar 27

    The most beautiful cars on sale today - Business Insider

    The most beautiful cars on sale today - Business Insider
    While beauty is without a doubt purely in the eye of the beholder, there are certain cars whose sleek lines, luscious curves, or sheer aggression make them universally loved. Well, at least universally loved here at Business Insider. via…
  • Mar 27

    Amanda Knox case: Italian judges overturn conviction against Seattle woman - LA Time

    Amanda Knox case: Italian judges overturn conviction against Seattle woman - LA Time
    Italian high court judges Friday overturned a conviction against Amanda Knox, rejecting her 28-year sentence in the 2007 slaying of British student Meredith Kercher. The conviction of Knox’s former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who was…
Rank this Week: 90

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Mar 27

    In IMDb Privacy Case, 9th Circuit Rejects Hoang’s Appeal

    In IMDb Privacy Case, 9th Circuit Rejects Hoang’s Appeal
    Hoang alleged that IMDb improperly used her personal information to find out her real age and published her real age on its website. She argued that this harmed her employment prospects in the industry. The jury ruled for IMDb. Hoang...
  • Mar 26

    Morel Denied Attorneys’ Fees In Long-Running Suit Over Photos Lifted From Twitpic

    Morel Denied Attorneys’ Fees In Long-Running Suit Over Photos Lifted From Twitpic
    Daniel Morel uploaded iconic Haiti earthquake photos to Twitpic and shared them via Twitter. Getty Images and AFP republished the photos without permission, and Morel scored a big $1.2M verdict when the jury ruled in his favor. However, the…
  • Mar 25

    Online Dating App Grindr Isn’t Liable For Underage ‘Threesome’ (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Online Dating App Grindr Isn’t Liable For Underage ‘Threesome’ (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Many online dating services undertake some efforts to screen out dangerous or problematic members, but what should the law do if those screening efforts aren’t perfect? As a recent case involving Grindr shows, the answer is nothing.…
Rank this Week: 104

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Mar 27

    Justice Kagan gets off on the wrong foot in Omnicare

    Justice Kagan gets off on the wrong foot in Omnicare
    What is it about Omnicare, Inc., that generates such awful judicial opinions? The Delaware supreme court's decision in Omnicare v. NCS Healthcare, 818 A.2d 914 (Del. 2003), was one of that Court's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Mar 21

    Law school faculty diversity: The problem is not where you think it i

    Law school faculty diversity: The problem is not where you think it i
    Jim Lindgren: In “Measuring Diversity: Law Faculties in 1997 and 2013,” which can be downloaded from SSRN, I explore tenure-track law school diversity in 1997 and 2013. ... This study finds that... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Mar 20

    Corporate Social responsibility-The Policy Debate- A PowerPoint Deck

    Corporate Social responsibility-The Policy Debate- A PowerPoint Deck
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Rank this Week: 112

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 27

    Gurlitt Bequest Upheld By German Court

    Gurlitt Bequest Upheld By German Court
    A Munich court has struck down a legal challenge by a cousin of Cornelius Gurlitt who claimed that she should inherit works from his vast art collection. I have previously discussed that Mr. Gurlitt had bequeathed the works to the...
  • Mar 27

    Elder Abuse Investigator Sued Over Husband's Will

    Elder Abuse Investigator Sued Over Husband's Will
    A former Medford, Oregon police detective who specialized in investigating elder abuse has been accused of using her expertise to exploit the dementia of a Portland lawyer before his death last year. The daughter of Victor Calzaretta says…
  • Mar 27

    CLE on Domestic Asset Protection and Inter Vivos QTIP Trust

    CLE on Domestic Asset Protection and Inter Vivos QTIP Trust
    The American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is holding an eCLE entitled, There’s No Place Like Home—Domestic Self-Settled Asset Protection Trusts and Inter Vivos QTIP Trusts: Why Do Them and Where To Go…
Rank this Week: 21

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Mar 27

    Capitalist Agriculture & Biotechnology: Toward Delineating the Contexts and Contours of Post-Academic Science

    Capitalist Agriculture & Biotechnology: Toward Delineating the Contexts and Contours of Post-Academic Science
    The latest issue of the “independent socialist” periodical, Monthly Review, has two articles that might interest this blog’s readers: Fred Magdoff’s, “A Rational Agriculture Is Incompatible with…
  • Mar 19

    Toward a Developmental Finance State

    Toward a Developmental Finance State
    Robert C. Hockett and Saule T. Omarova have posted a draft of their important—hence highly recommended—new article, “Public Actors in Private Markets: Toward a Developmental Finance State,” at SSRN, available here. The…
  • Mar 17

    California Supreme Court grants posthumous law license to Hong Yen Chang

    California Supreme Court grants posthumous law license to Hong Yen Chang
    [Edited] “A descendant of the wife of Hong Yen Chang was researching a book about an ancestor when she learned that her great-grand-uncle Chang had received a law degree but never practiced in California. She contacted another relative,…
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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Mar 27

    Felon In Possession Of License

    Felon In Possession Of License
    The Louisiana Supreme Court conditionally admitted a bar applicant subject to compliance with conditions imposed by the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP). Justice Clark dissented By granting conditional admission to this applicant, this Court…
  • Mar 27

    Iowa Stubborn

    Iowa Stubborn
    The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the former Madison County Attorney for having sex with and then beating up a client. The attorney will not be eligible to seek reinstatement for eighteen months. The Grievance Commission had proposed a…
  • Mar 27

    The Third Strike Leaves Court "Beyond Satisfied"

    The Third Strike Leaves Court "Beyond Satisfied"
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has issued an opinion summarized in this headnote Court of Appeals disbarred lawyer who, among other things, engaged in sending sexually explicit text messages and informed woman that “sugar daddy” would pay…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Mar 27

    Ravich on Drone

    Ravich on Drone
    Timothy M. Ravich (University of Central Florida, College of Health and Public Affairs) has posted Courts in the Drone Age (Northern Kentucky Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Few subjects encapsulate legal informatics…
  • Mar 27

    Tate on Temporal Arbitrariness and the Death Penalty

    Tate on Temporal Arbitrariness and the Death Penalty
    Mary Kelly Tate (University of Richmond - School of Law) has posted Temporal Arbitrariness: A Back to the Future Look at a Twenty-Five-Year-Old Death Penalty Trial (University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 49, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Mar 26

    Nance on Police in Schools and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

    Nance on Police in Schools and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
    Jason P. Nance (University of Florida Levin College of Law) has posted Students, Police, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline (Washington University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Since the terrible shootings at Sandy…
Rank this Week: 52

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Mar 27

    Chuck Todd: Nothing Surprises Me About Sid Blumenthal. Nothing

    Chuck Todd: Nothing Surprises Me About Sid Blumenthal. Nothing
    Also, the Meet The Press moderator weighed in on the Iran deal and why Roger Goodell seems to have it in for Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. The Audio: http://www.hughhewitt.com/wp-content/uploads/03-27hhs-todd.mp3The Transcript: HH: The big…
  • Mar 27

    The Quiet Religious Target On Jeb Bush

    The Quiet Religious Target On Jeb Bush
    Polling is mixed, but when it comes to resources and potential resources, Jeb Bush is the man to beat for the GOP presidential nomination.  Hugh has often said that the abundance of candidates under which we labor is an advantage because…
  • Mar 26

    Mark Steyn On The Middle East And America’s Time For Choosing

    Mark Steyn On The Middle East And America’s Time For Choosing
    HH: On a day of a lot of breaking news, I’m joined by Mark Steyn, Columnist To the World. Read everything Mark writes at www.steynonline.com. Hello, Mark, how are you? MS: Hey, I’m good, thanks, Hugh, how’s things with…
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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/
  • Mar 27

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    Don't say I didn't tell you so (the day the opinion came out).
  • Mar 27

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)
    One of the great things about reading the pages of the California Appellate Reports is that you learn new things.  Including, on occasion, new crimes.  Things that you never thought of as criminal, but that you learn could indeed…
  • Mar 26

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    This is --  unintentionally -- hilarious.  (Okay, maybe not hilarious.  But pretty funny/ironic.)Judge Wardlaw writes a 36-page, single-spaced opinion.  I read the whole thing, and am about to say something about it.You…
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Mar 27

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?
    I recently listened to the Freaknomics podcast, How Efficient is Energy Efficiency?. Despite feeling relatively up-to-date on energy codes research, I was surprised to hear in that podcast about a recent paper by Arik Levinson (Georgetown -…
  • Mar 24

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar
    I have had reason this spring to revisit--more often than I'd like--the relative rankings of law reviews. It seems these days that many people rely upon the Washington & Lee Law Review Rankings as an indicator of what constitutes a...
  • Mar 24

    CFP: 2015 Future of Places Conference (lead-in to Habitat III) in Stockholm: Deadline of April 15

    CFP: 2015 Future of Places Conference (lead-in to Habitat III) in Stockholm: Deadline of April 15
    Call for papers Following the 2014 Future of Places conference in Buenos Aires, we are pleased to announce the next conference in the series. The 2015 Future of Places conference will serve as a lead-in to Habitat III and its...
Rank this Week: 164

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 221

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/
  • Mar 27

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government
    The government is a major player in the marketplace as a buyer of goods and services, but legal scholars seldom pay attention to the law governing federal acquisitions. As it turns out this nearly completely ignored branch of contract law...
  • Mar 25

    Auto Title Loans: Like Payday Loans, But Larger and Riskier

    Auto Title Loans: Like Payday Loans, But Larger and Riskier
    The Pew Charitable Trusts today released a report focusing on the market for auto title loans. The report brings together data from a wide variety of sources (including Slips contributor Nathalie Martin's work) to provide a clear, succinct,…
  • Mar 24

    Consumer Bankruptcy with Chinese Characteristics?

    Consumer Bankruptcy with Chinese Characteristics?
    Deng Xiaoping's famous description of th...
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Mar 27

    Commissioner Dan Gallagher on Twitter

    Commissioner Dan Gallagher on Twitter
    Plenty of valuable information was shared today at Vanderbilt's 17th annual law & business conference, including remarks from Elisse Walter (former-SEC Chairman), Jim Cox (Duke), Bob Thompson (Georgetown), Amanda Rose (Vanderbilt), and…
  • Mar 27

    Developing Areas of Capital Market and Federal Securities Regulation at Vanderbilt Law School

    Developing Areas of Capital Market and Federal Securities Regulation at Vanderbilt Law School
    After teaching my early morning classes, I will spend the rest of the day at Vanderbilt Law School for their Developing Areas of Capital Market and Federal Securities Regulation Conference. This is Vanderbilt's 17th Annual Law and Business…
  • Mar 26

    Corporations, the State, and the Rule of Law- Call for Paper

    Corporations, the State, and the Rule of Law- Call for Paper
    Below is a call for papers and description of a weeklong project on business and human rights. If you are interested, please contact one of the organizers below. I plan to participate and may also be able to answer some...
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Mar 27

    Breaching a Law Review Contract?

    Breaching a Law Review Contract?
    I'm one of Temple Law Review's advisors. Given my views on student-run journals, this is a bit ironic. But the experience so far has taught me how much student editors care about getting it right, and how invested they can be in their…
  • Mar 26

    Erasing Adolescence

    Erasing Adolescence
    One of the urban legends of childhood is that individuals get a fresh start when they turn 18. Of course, like many urban legends, it's not entirely false. Policies linked to this fresh start include a separate juvenile court that offers…
  • Mar 26

    Narrowing During Oral Argument in Caulkett

    Narrowing During Oral Argument in Caulkett
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard argument in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett, which substantially concerned the viability of the 1992 precedent Dewsnup v. Timm. The resulting conversation ranged far and wide on the subject of precedent,…
Rank this Week: 24

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Mar 27

    NOT Elder Law, but it is CRIMINAL Law

    NOT Elder Law, but it is CRIMINAL Law
    As reported in the ABA Journal, "A New Jersey lawyer has been sentenced for 10 years in prison for her part in a scheme to steal $3.8 million from 16 elderly victims:" Prosecutors say the group took control of the...
  • Mar 27

    How Old Are You? No really, How Old Are You?

    How Old Are You? No really, How Old Are You?
    I thought it fitting to end the week with a recent story from the New York Times. You know that old saying that goes something like this "you are only as old as you feel"? Well according to Social Security,...
  • Mar 26

    Pennsylvania's New Pro Rep Rules Target Financial Accountability for Lawyers, Including Restrictions re Sales of "Investment Products"

    Pennsylvania's New Pro Rep Rules Target Financial Accountability for Lawyers, Including Restrictions re Sales of "Investment Products"
    New rules supplementing Pennsylvania's Rules for Professional Conduct, adopted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in late 2014, are intended to require greater accountability by lawyers for handling of client funds, including sums temporarily…
Rank this Week: 182

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/
  • Mar 27

    150 Often Misspelled Word

    150 Often Misspelled Word
    Here they are, from Your Dictionary. Here are a few examples: parallel - You have to have at least two things in order for them to be parallel, and if you’re confused as to whether the double [l] comes in...
  • Mar 27

    "Friday Fun" - Vote for your favorite diorama in the ABA Journal's annual "peeps in law" contest

    "Friday Fun" - Vote for your favorite diorama in the ABA Journal's annual "peeps in law" contest
    It's that time of year again. Easter's just around the corner - which also happens the deadline for voting in this year's "peeps in law" contest. Check out the rules here and go here to see the slideshow of all...
  • Mar 26

    From Judge Painter: 30 Ways to Improve Readability

    From Judge Painter: 30 Ways to Improve Readability
    Here are the 30 ways, from emeritus Judge Mark Painter of the Ohio Court of Appeals. For each rule, he gives advice. The rules are a compact collection of methods to make legal writing understandable. If you would like 40...
Rank this Week: 4346

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/
  • Mar 27

    Bipartisan Agreement to Make Massive Changes to Medicare

    Bipartisan Agreement to Make Massive Changes to Medicare
    A bipartisan bill, H.R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization ACT, would repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, which sets a cap on physician spending, and would revamp payment of physicians under Medicare. On March 26, 2015…
  • Mar 26

    Republicans Propose to Block Funding for Critical Benefit

    Republicans Propose to Block Funding for Critical Benefit
    Since the 1900s, Congressional Republicans have proposed block grant style funding for Medicaid. A block grant is a fixed amount of money allocated from the federal government to states in order to support social assistance programs. On…
  • Mar 23

    Oregon’s “Motor Voter” Bill Becomes Nation’s First Automatic Voter Registration Law

    Oregon’s “Motor Voter” Bill Becomes Nation’s First Automatic Voter Registration Law
    Amidst the passage of increasingly restrictive voter ID laws, Oregon’s current governor, Kate Brown, recently signed a groundbreaking piece of voting legislation for the state. House Bill 2177 was passed on Monday, and is the first of…
Rank this Week: 4669

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/
  • Mar 27

    Chen & Marceau on High Value Lies & the First Amendment

    Chen & Marceau on High Value Lies & the First Amendment
    Alan K. Chen and Justin F. Marceau (University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Denver Sturm College of Law) have posted High Value Lies, Ugly Truths, and the First Amendment on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Lying...
  • Mar 27

    Barnes, Chemerinsky, and Onwuachi-Willig on Fisher v. University of Texa

    Barnes, Chemerinsky, and Onwuachi-Willig on Fisher v. University of Texa
    Mario L. Barnes , Erwin Chemerinsky and Angela Onwuachi-Willig (University of California, Irvine School of Law , University of California, Irvine School of Law and University of Iowa College of Law) have posted Judging Opportunity Lost:…
  • Mar 27

    Brown on the Harm Principle & Free Speech

    Brown on the Harm Principle & Free Speech
    Rebecca L. Brown (USC Gould School of Law) has posted The Harm Principle and Free Speech on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article challenges the recent turn to absolutism in free speech doctrine, and the scheme of "protected"…
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Mar 27

    The ISIS Guide to Holy War, or Lonely Planet: Islamic State

    The ISIS Guide to Holy War, or Lonely Planet: Islamic State
    “You can also bring cardigans.”  This is sartorial advice, from the hardened jihadist recruiter behind a new travel guide for the Islamic State. Are you looking to fulfill your ambitions of touring the newest state in the…
  • Mar 27

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    A Saudi-led coalition continued its bombing campaign in Yemen on Friday, targeting Houthi forces and installations for the second straight day. The Associated Press reports that the strikes hit at least six provinces, but were focused on…
  • Mar 27

    Where are the Section 215 Cases — and What Impact Will They Have?

    Where are the Section 215 Cases — and What Impact Will They Have?
    Section 215, the law that has been interpreted to authorize the controversial bulk telephony metadata program, will sunset in about two months — on June 1, 2015 — unless Congress acts. The White House recently confirmed that if…
Rank this Week: 70

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?
    Grubbs v. Sheakley Group, Inc., 2015 WL 1321126, No. 1:13cv246 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 18, 2015)  The court adopted the magistrate judge’s recommendations in this case, dismissing Lanham Act claims (and RICO claims) and declining to retain…
  • Mar 26

    Fair use quote of the day

    Fair use quote of the day
    Rigsby v. Erie Ins. Co., No. 14-cv-905 (W.D. Wis. Mar. 16, 2015): “It is difficult to imagine how it could not be fair use for an insurer to copy or distribute a photograph for the purpose of evaluating an insured’s…
  • Mar 26

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work
    Story here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 69

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Mar 27

    The Wallstrom Affair: Je Suis Margot

    The Wallstrom Affair: Je Suis Margot
    I wanted to alert our readers to the Margot Wallstrom Affair –because, most likely, most of our readers have not heard about it.  This is unfortunate because, as a journalist for The Spectator noted, “[i]f the cries of…
  • Mar 27

    Go On! PIL Workshop in Hamburg (deadline 31 May)

    Go On! PIL Workshop in Hamburg (deadline 31 May)
    The Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law has sent an invitation to a workshop on public international law (PIL) from 25-27 September 2015 in Hamburg, Germany. The full call for papers is…
  • Mar 27

    Go On! University of Essex Human Rights Summer School (early registration discount through April 20th)

    Go On! University of Essex Human Rights Summer School (early registration discount through April 20th)
    The Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex is offering its five day summer school on Human Rights Research Methods from 29 June to 3 July 2015. This will be followed by a second week (6-7 July) of thematic modules on cutting edge…
Rank this Week: 40

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

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 4417

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 27

    Brooklyn Law School Dean Calls For Audit of MBE

    Brooklyn Law School Dean Calls For Audit of MBE
    National Law Journal op-ed: Too Much Power Rests with the National Conference of Bar Examiners, Nicholas W. Allard (Dean, Brooklyn): Trying to improve the broken bar-exam system for licensing lawyers has been for too long like tilting at…
  • Mar 27

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Liberty University May Have Violated Tax Law By Hosting U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz The Blaze, The GOP’s Six-point Plan to Protect You From the IRS Bloomberg, Procrastinating On Your Taxes? Your…
  • Mar 27

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Charleston Post and Courier, Former Dean Blasts Charleston School of Law Owners Over InfiLaw Sale Cooley Law School Blog, Lawyer Employment Jumps By 40,000 in 2014! Kristina Foehrkolb, & Marc DeSimone, Debunking the Myths Surrounding…
Rank this Week: 4

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Mar 27

    Landmark Intermediary Liability Decision from the Indian Supreme Court

    Landmark Intermediary Liability Decision from the Indian Supreme Court
    Recently, the Supreme Court of India issued a landmark decision regarding the constitutionality of several provisions included in the Indian Information Technology Act ("IT Act"). The provisions dealt with content removal online and blocking…
  • Mar 27

    Welcome to the Manila Intermediary Liability Principles!

    Welcome to the Manila Intermediary Liability Principles!
    A few days ago, digital rights advocates and civil society groups gathered together in Manila and approved the Intermediary Liability Principles. The principles were officially launched at the Rightscon Southeast Asia in Manila. The document…
  • Mar 25

    Which Cyberthreat Information Sharing Proposal You Should Support? (Hint: None)

    Which Cyberthreat Information Sharing Proposal You Should Support? (Hint: None)
    It’s the season for “cyberthreat” information sharing proposals. There’s the White House plan, announced in January. There’s the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, which passed out of the Senate…
Rank this Week: 364

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/
  • Mar 27

    Wow. The California Rules Revision Commission Is Considering whether to Fast Track a New Rule on Prosecutors' Ethic

    Wow. The California Rules Revision Commission Is Considering whether to Fast Track a New Rule on Prosecutors' Ethic
    As I prepared to attend this inaugural meeting, it seemed that it would all be prepatory and introductory. But the RRC just voted to create a sub-committee to (1) propose a standard by which some rules might be considered in...
  • Mar 27

    Different Ways to Think about "Structural Change" in our Profession

    Different Ways to Think about "Structural Change" in our Profession
    At TaxProf Blog, Paul Caron links to an article from The Economist titled, " Attack of the Bean-counters. Lawyers Beware: The Accountants Are Coming After Your Business." At Leiter Law Reports, Michael Simkovic posts, "The Absence of Evidence…
  • Mar 27

    California Rules Revision Commission begins its work

    California Rules Revision Commission begins its work
    The first meeting, currently being held in San Francisco, is about the basics (e.g., introducing the members, clarifying the open access rules, travel & expenses, etc.). For more detail about their schedule, discussion items, etc., visit…
Rank this Week: 38

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
  • Mar 27

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Still!): Getting Handsy at Hebrew University

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Still!): Getting Handsy at Hebrew University
    Even though we were not in the comforts of Marquette University Law School, I had to put the students back a classroom during a few stops on our trip. The first classroom experience came at Hebrew University, in a class led by Professor Avi…
  • Mar 27

    Former DA admits he was wrong

    Former DA admits he was wrong
    Apology letter to the Shreveport Times here. I would love to hear more about what Cynthia and my other criminal law / apology scholars think about this development. Are we seeing more evidence in the mainstream media that the public might be…
  • Mar 26

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Church of the Holy Sepulchre
    I am planning on interspersing blogs about our more academic visits with blogs about our wonderful sightseeing.  The student visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre turned out to be more amazing than expected, as our students were…
Rank this Week: 372

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/
  • Mar 27

    UNC Law Announces Dean Finalist

    UNC Law Announces Dean Finalist
    And it's a pretty long list! They are: Daniel Crane (Michigan), Martin Brinkley (Smith, Anderson), Robert Ahdieh (Emory), Michelle Anderson (CUNY), and Sam Bagenstos (Michigan). Very impressive!
  • Mar 27

    Widener Law Splits, Gains New Names And New Dean

    Widener Law Splits, Gains New Names And New Dean
    Today, Widener University has officially split its law school into two separate units. The ABA has approved the move. Widener's Wilmington, Delaware campus will be called Widener University Delaware Law School. Rodney Smolla, former law dean…
  • Mar 27

    Oklahoma, International

    Oklahoma, International
    The middle of the United States continues to generate some of the most radical experiments in (mis)governance in recent American history. From the declared bankruptcy in Detroit, to the moral bankruptcy of the Capitalist Republic of Ferguson,…
Rank this Week: 89

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: 4387

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Magna Carta at the Riesenfeld Rare Books Center

    Magna Carta at the Riesenfeld Rare Books Center
    [Via H-Law, we have news of a new exhibit at the University of Minnesota Law Library.]This year marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. To join celebrations across the globe, the University of Minnesota Law Library has mounted a new…
  • Mar 27

    Kreis on Overturning Inter-Racial Marriage Bans before Loving

    Kreis on Overturning Inter-Racial Marriage Bans before Loving
    Anthony Michael Kreis, a doctoral candidate in the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs, has posted The Historic Foundation of Collaborative Constitutionalism.  Here is the abstract:    …
  • Mar 27

    Journal for Legal History Studies 26 (2014)

    Journal for Legal History Studies 26 (2014)
    I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I've only just now learned of the existence of the Journal for Legal History Studies.  Here are the contents of volume 26 (December 2014):You, Yi-Fei, How to “read” the Qin and Han funerary…
Rank this Week: 59

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 27

    15th ANNUAL LOYOLA ANTITRUST COLLOQUIUM April 24, 2015

    15th ANNUAL LOYOLA ANTITRUST COLLOQUIUM April 24, 2015
    In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, we are making the April 24, 2015 annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium open to the public on a space available basis. The colloquium is free and Illinois CLE...
  • Mar 27

    Rethinking Competition Law: From a Consumer Welfare to a Capability Approach

    Rethinking Competition Law: From a Consumer Welfare to a Capability Approach
    Rutger J.G. Claassen, Utrecht University Department of Philosophyn and Anna Gerbrandy, Europa Institute Utrecht University School of Law address Rethinking Competition Law: From a Consumer Welfare to a Capability Approach. ABSTRACT: European…
  • Mar 27

    FRAND Royalty Rates After Ericsson v. D-Link featuring The Honorable Judge James Robart May 15, 2015

    FRAND Royalty Rates After Ericsson v. D-Link featuring The Honorable Judge James Robart May 15, 2015
    The ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Intellectual Property Committee and the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s Antitrust Committee Present FRAND Royalty Rates After Ericsson v. D-Link featuring The Honorable Judge James Robart May…
Rank this Week: 22

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 36

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    IP and Other Regulation

    IP and Other Regulation
    Mark A. Lemley [1]For the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law SchoolIntellectual property (IP) is a form of regulation. As I have argued elsewhere, [3] IP laws are deliberate government interventions in the…
  • Mar 27

    Innovation Law Beyond IP 2: Bringing the State Back In

    Innovation Law Beyond IP 2: Bringing the State Back In
    Amy KapczynskiFor the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law SchoolI’m looking forward to welcoming a superb group here to Yale this weekend for our second annual “Innovation Law Beyond IP”…
  • Mar 27

    The Innovation State: "No Country" for Old Rules, only Experimental Ones?

    The Innovation State: "No Country" for Old Rules, only Experimental Ones?
    Sofia RanchordásFor the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law SchoolWe love the word innovation. We pronounce it endlessly and, very often, meaninglessly. It seems like everything can be qualified as an…
Rank this Week: 82

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 302

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 27

    Alimony

    Alimony
    From WTVR.com: She was 23 years into her marriage when her husband swung a hammer at her head – and missed. He later was convicted of a felony, and they divorced. But what happened next was almost as shocking as...
  • Mar 26

    South Carolina Alimony

    South Carolina Alimony
    From Cheraw Chronicle: In South Carolina, the topic of alimony is heating up as the state’s alimony laws are being challenged by South Carolina Alimony Reform, an organization formed in 2011 and led by Wyman Oxner, an Orangeburg resident…
  • Mar 25

    FL Alimony

    FL Alimony
    From Sun Sentinel: Legislation that would end permanent alimony in Florida also would let people reduce their payments after retiring. House and Senate versions of the bill were filed late Tuesday to overhaul Florida's alimony system and, for…
Rank this Week: 133

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/
  • Mar 27

    Call For Papers: Creating Excellence In Learning And Teaching Law

    Call For Papers: Creating Excellence In Learning And Teaching Law
    CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS: "Creating Excellence in Learning and Teaching for Today's Law Students" October 2-3, 2015, Phoenix, AZ ABSTRACTS DUE: July 15, 2015 Arizona Summit Law School (ASLS) will be celebrating…
  • Mar 25

    Academic Support Position: Ave Maria Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking

    Academic Support Position: Ave Maria Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking
    THE AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW IN NAPLES FLORIDA invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking. The person in this position will teach academic success related courses and provide intensive academic counseling to…
  • Mar 24

    Are Students Less Able or Was it ExamSoft?

    Are Students Less Able or Was it ExamSoft?
    Hat tip to Katherine Silver Kelly for sharing the link to this post on the Summer 2014 bar exam results. This article is a must read for anyone interested in the decline in the MBE scores from the July 2014...
Rank this Week: 675

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Mar 27

    NY Times Magazine covers modern prisons at home and abroad

    NY Times Magazine covers modern prisons at home and abroad
    I am pleased to see that this week's New York Times Magazine has three significant pieces about prisons. Here are the headlines and teasers from this webpage: The Radical Humaneness of Norway’s Halden Prison: The goal of the Norwegian…
  • Mar 27

    Prodded by state court ruling, California announces it will not enforce sex offender residency restriction

    Prodded by state court ruling, California announces it will not enforce sex offender residency restriction
    The potential import and impact of state court litigation over collateral consequences is on full display now in California as a result of the news reported in this Los Angeles Times article: California officials announced Thursday that the…
  • Mar 27

    Has modern "death penalty politics radically, shockingly changed"?

    Has modern "death penalty politics radically, shockingly changed"?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this new Salon piece which carries this full headline: "'We’re seeing it among Evangelicals': How death penalty politics radically, shockingly changed." The piece reports on an…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Mar 27

    "Law faculty diversity: Successes and failures"

    "Law faculty diversity: Successes and failures"
    From a WaPo article by Jim Lundgren: How diverse are tenured and tenure-track law faculties? Which ethnic and gender groups are now the most under- and over-represented in law teaching compared to a very broad measure of the pool:…
  • Mar 27

    Male Law Students Participate a Lot More Than Female Law Student

    Male Law Students Participate a Lot More Than Female Law Student
    The research was done at Harvard Law School. It's available here.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GenderAndTheLawBlog/~4/Adt-zpaD_PA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • Mar 27

    Amici Curiae Brief of Family Law Professors in Obergefell v. Hodge

    Amici Curiae Brief of Family Law Professors in Obergefell v. Hodge
    Available here. The abstract: This Amici Curiae brief was filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of 74 scholars of family law in the four consolidated same-sex marriage cases. The two questions presented in the cases concern whether the…
Rank this Week: 4482

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Salomon: Of Austerity, Human Rights and International Institution

    Salomon: Of Austerity, Human Rights and International Institution
    Margot E. Salomon (London School of Economics - Law) has posted Of Austerity, Human Rights and International Institutions. Here's the abstract: Austerity measures in many European countries have led to the violation of social rights and…
  • Mar 26

    New Issue: Journal of World Investment & Trade

    New Issue: Journal of World Investment &amp; Trade
    The latest issue of the Journal of World Investment & Trade (Vol. 16, no. 2, 2015) is out. Contents include:Stephan W. Schill, Editorial: The Mauritius Convention on Transparency Christian Tietje & Clemens Wackernagel, Enforcement of…
  • Mar 26

    Arato: Corporations as Lawmaker

    Arato: Corporations as Lawmaker
    Julian Arato (Columbia Univ. - Law) has posted Corporations as Lawmakers (Harvard International Law Journal, forthcoming). Here's the abstract: This Article argues that the multinational corporation has acquired the power to create primary…
Rank this Week: 57

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 27

    The Friday Fillip: Relating

    The Friday Fillip: Relating
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as…
  • Mar 27

    Family Justice 3.6: Rethinking Family to Reduce Conflict

    Family Justice 3.6: Rethinking Family to Reduce Conflict
    All law, with the exception of animal cruelty laws, concerns the interaction of human social groups ranging in scale from the individual to the state, either for the purpose of regulating those interactions or providing remedies when things…
  • Mar 27

    Why Do Lawyers Resist Ethical Rules Requiring Competence With Technology?

    Why Do Lawyers Resist Ethical Rules Requiring Competence With Technology?
    Recently, the Virginia State Bar Council voted to adopt changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The changes were based on the American Bar Association’s modifications to the Comments of Rule 1.1 respecting Competence…
Rank this Week: 29