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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 25

    The Times They Are a Changing: Immigration Headlines in a Time of Trump

    The Times They Are a Changing: Immigration Headlines in a Time of Trump
    It has been a wild and wooly few weeks in the U.S. immigration world. The headlines tell us just how much immigration enforcement has changed with the inauguration of President Trump. News from Florida The son of legendary boxer Muhammad...
  • Feb 25

    Summer Seminar for College and University Faculty: Bridging National Borders in North America

    Summer Seminar for College and University Faculty: Bridging National Borders in North America
    Great International Railway Suspension Bridge, Niagara Falls, Poole 29. A National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Faculty Monday, July 10, 2017 – Friday, August 4, 2017 Led by Benjamin H. Johnson,…
  • Feb 25

    Peter Margulies: The DHS Border Memo II: Removal First, Hearing Later?

    Peter Margulies: The DHS Border Memo II: Removal First, Hearing Later?
    Peter Margulies on LawFare critically analyzes the constitutional implications of a possible Trump administration immigration reform. He writes: "One subject of senior U.S. officials’ talks with Mexico on Thursday was a proposal in the…
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • Feb 25

    The Uberization of Legal Services?

    The Uberization of Legal Services?
    From the Wisconsin Lawyer (excerpts): The legal services market has not been immune from “uberization.”1 In economic terms, uberize means “to modify a market or economic model by the introduction of a cheap and efficient alternative”2…
  • Feb 24

    Responding to a Trump Attack: A Law Firm’s Guideline

    Responding to a Trump Attack: A Law Firm’s Guideline
    The prestigious New York firm of Cleary Gottlieb has issued a five page memo on how its clients should respond to a social media attack, clearly focusing on a Trump Twitter attack. The advice is very lawyer-like—full or pros and...
  • Feb 23

    Betsy DeVos Criticizes Professor

    Betsy DeVos Criticizes Professor
    From the Chronicle of Higher Education online: Betsy DeVos, the U.S. education secretary, said that university faculty members “ominously” tell college students what to think, according to her prepared remarks for a speech on Thursday at…
Rank this Week: 3859

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/
  • Feb 25

    [Randy Barnett] Out of touch law professor criticizes Judge Gorsuch and “originalism”

    [Randy Barnett] Out of touch law professor criticizes Judge Gorsuch and “originalism”
    The Brookings Institution has published a shockingly ignorant critique of Supreme Court nomineee Neil Gorsuch’s commitment to originalism, entitled Is Neil Gorsuch an “Originalist”? Impossible. I use the term…
  • Feb 25

    [Randy Barnett] Our letter to the Association of American Law School

    [Randy Barnett] Our letter to the Association of American Law School
    Recently, the former-Provost of Stanford University, John Etchemendy, gave a speech entitled The Threat From Within in which he observed: Over the years, I have watched a growing intolerance at universities in this country – not…
  • Feb 24

    [David Post] You don’t miss your water till the well runs dry

    [David Post] You don’t miss your water till the well runs dry
    I don’t know whether the angry demonstrators at various Republican “town hall” meetings recently are paid left-wing provocateurs — though I seriously doubt that they are — but there does seem to be growing…
Rank this Week: 9

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    New Issue: Swiss Review of International and European Law

    New Issue: Swiss Review of International and European Law
    The latest issue of the Swiss Review of International and European Law (Vol. 26, no. 4, 2016) is out. Contents include:Comment Robert Kolb, L’initiative de l’UDC sur « l’autodétermination…
  • Feb 25

    Job Opening: ASEAN Post-Doctoral Fellowships (NUS)

    Job Opening: ASEAN Post-Doctoral Fellowships (NUS)
    The Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore invites applications for ASEAN Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions. The advertisement is here.
  • Feb 25

    New Issue: Diritti umani e diritto internazionale

    New Issue: Diritti umani e diritto internazionale
    The latest issue of Diritti umani e diritto internazionale (Vol. 10, no. 3, 2016) is out. Contents include:StudiFrancesco Munari, The Perfect Storm on EU Asylum Law: The Need to Rethink the Dublin RegimeMichele Nino, Il rapporto tra…
Rank this Week: 48

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 6

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Feb 25

    Empirical Approaches in Contract Scholarship

    Empirical Approaches in Contract Scholarship
    Saturday morning at KCON also included a session on empirical scholarship, summarized below. As always, errors in the notetaking are those of the taker--whom happened to be the moderator--and not the presenters. From left: Gaston De Los…
  • Feb 25

    Looking Toward Asia's Contract Law

    Looking Toward Asia's Contract Law
    From left: Mindy Chen-Wishart and Tan Zhong Xing. Mindy Chen-Wishart (Oxford University): In a plenary session, Professor Chen-Wishart described the massive multi-volume project, Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia, of which she is…
  • Feb 24

    KCON Lifetime Achievement Honoree for 2017: Deborah Post

    KCON Lifetime Achievement Honoree for 2017: Deborah Post
    Tonight's Casablanca Nights Moroccan dinner will be highlighted by the presentation of the KCON Lifetime Achievement Award to Deborah Post, but first is a panel tribute and presentation. Meredith Miller read Professor Post's moving personal…
Rank this Week: 134

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Feb 25

    Publicly Funded Objector

    Publicly Funded Objector
    With House Bill 985 (the "Fairness" in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017), the controversy over current class action practice has escalated. I've been an outspoken critic of the cozy relationships that plaintiffs' lawyers and…
  • Feb 21

    Academic Roundup on HR 985

    Academic Roundup on HR 985
    Academics have been busy this week providing commentary on HR 985, the "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017." Here's a round-up of the commentary thus far (and please do let me know if I've missed someone). John…
  • Feb 18

    H.R. 985: An Attempt to Undermine Class Actions & MDL

    H.R. 985: An Attempt to Undermine Class Actions & MDL
    Class actions and MDL have real problems that need fixing. I have written about these problems at length, most recently in Aggregation as Disempowerment. But the new bill that just passed the House Judiciary Committee does not fix any of...
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Feb 25

    Some reflections on technology, law and legal systems following "The Future of the Professions" and "Rules for a Flat World"

    Some reflections on technology, law and legal systems following "The Future of the Professions" and "Rules for a Flat World"
    I should clarify at the outset that this comment deals mainly with the book by Richard and David Susskind, even if some links will be made to the book by Gillian K. Hadfield. I should also clarify that I am broadly in agreement with the key…
  • Feb 24

    Who Speaks for the Courts? Who Should?

    Who Speaks for the Courts? Who Should?
    The President’s recent (and not-so-recent) tweets about the federal judiciary have spurred discussions among legal academics about whether the courts can really defend themselves in the public sphere—and if not, whether one or more…
  • Feb 24

    Losing the Scholarly Pose

    Losing the Scholarly Pose
    [Posted by Bill Henderson] Law professors are likely to be thrown off their game by Rules for a Flat World by Gillian Hadfield and The Future of the Professions by Richard and Daniel Susskind. The reason is that these books have tremendous…
Rank this Week: 25

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: 93

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/
  • Feb 25

    The Lawfare Podcast: Paul Lewis on Not Closing Guantanamo

    The Lawfare Podcast: Paul Lewis on Not Closing Guantanamo
    Under the oversight of Paul Lewis, the Department of Defense’s Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure under the Obama administration, the detainee population at Guantanamo Bay went from 164 to 41. But Guantanamo remains open,…
  • Feb 25

    White House Interference with Justice Department Investigations, Part II: The “Reince, What Are You Doing?” Edition

    White House Interference with Justice Department Investigations, Part II: The “Reince, What Are You Doing?” Edition
      For the second time this week, we have to analyze the propriety of communications between the White House and elements of the Justice Department. The messiness of the allegations pretty neatly sums up why such communications are, as a…
  • Feb 25

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    On President’s Day this week, President Donald picked a widely-praised national security adviser in the person of Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster. Jordan Brunner provided background on the newly-appointed McMaster, and the…
Rank this Week: 68

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 763

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 25

    Article on Subsequent Events & Valuation

    Article on Subsequent Events & Valuation
    Espen Robak recently published an Article entitled, The Future Is Now: How to Take Subsequent Events into Account When Determining a Valuation, Tr. & Est. 52 (Feb. 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Almost all valuation…
  • Feb 25

    New Study Finds Link Between Excess Sugar & Alzheimer'

    New Study Finds Link Between Excess Sugar & Alzheimer'
    A new study’s finding claims that scientists have found a link between Alzheimer’s disease and excess sugar. More specifically, there is a correlation between a person’s blood sugar glucose and the disease, evincing that people with…
  • Feb 24

    The Movement for Pets to Be Buried with Their Owner

    The Movement for Pets to Be Buried with Their Owner
    Traditionally, the burial of a person’s pet is confined to pet cemeteries, where some states have allowed the owners to be buried with them. However, today, a growing movement is permitting pet owners to rest in peace with their beloved...
Rank this Week: 22

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 37

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 25

    Rights Advocates Warn Russian Domestic Abuse Law Will Protect The Oppressor

    Rights Advocates Warn Russian Domestic Abuse Law Will Protect The Oppressor
    From NPR: The young mother spoke softly but with determination. After fleeing from her abusive boyfriend, she and her newborn baby found refuge last month in a women's shelter on the outskirts of Moscow. According to Russian law at the...
  • Feb 24

    It's Time to End Child Marriage in New York

    It's Time to End Child Marriage in New York
    From ABC NEWS: Child advocates in New York are attempting to overturn a law that allows children as young as 14 years old to wed because they say it can trap minors in sexual abuse and domestic violence. Democratic Assemblywoman...
  • Feb 23

    Indiana GOP Sends 'Abortion Reversal' Bill Back to Committee

    Indiana GOP Sends 'Abortion Reversal' Bill Back to Committee
    From U.S. News: An Indiana House panel will take another look at a measure it narrowly approved last week concerning a scientifically disputed process known as abortion reversal, a rare legislative step that Democrats say reflects widespread…
Rank this Week: 140

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/
  • Feb 25

    Marblegate and the Use of Exit Consents to Restructure (Venezuelan) Sovereign Debt

    Marblegate and the Use of Exit Consents to Restructure (Venezuelan) Sovereign Debt
    This is a joint post by Mark Weidemaier and Mitu Gulati. About a decade and a half ago, exit consents were a big deal in sovereign debt restructuring. At the time, sovereign bonds governed by New York law required unanimous...
  • Feb 20

    Two Books About Selling Math and Its Consequences for Inequality

    Two Books About Selling Math and Its Consequences for Inequality
    Over at Consumer Law & Policy Blog, Jeff Sovern recently discussed James Kwak's new book, Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality, which mounts a convincing case against the blind application of Economics 101 to important…
  • Feb 18

    Stripping PDVSA's Asset

    Stripping PDVSA's Asset
    This is a joint post by Mark Weidemaier and Mitu Gulati In a previous post, we talked about how ordinary corporate-law principles, and especially the rules concerning piercing the corporate veil, might play an important role in any debt…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Feb 25

    Do You Know Who Your Exec Board and Officers Are for AALS Section on Academic Support?

    Do You Know Who Your Exec Board and Officers Are for AALS Section on Academic Support?
    In case you were not at the January 2017 business meeting and are wondering who to contact about the AALS Section on Academic Support, here is a list of the 2017-2018 leadership: Chair: Danielle Kocal (Pace) Chair-Elect: Staci Rucker…
  • Feb 24

    Such a Scream

    Such a Scream
    The other day I was listening to music in my office when a student came in. We said hello, she sat, and I turned off my iTunes. The first thing she asked was "What was THAT you were listening to?"...
  • Feb 23

    A Matter of The Heart: Moving Forward in the Midst of the Bar Exam Wait

    A Matter of The Heart: Moving Forward in the Midst of the Bar Exam Wait
    It’s a great time for you - as this week’s bar takers - to reflect, appreciate, and take pride in your herculean work in accomplishing law school and tackling the bar exam. Let's be direct! Bravo! Magnificent! Heroic! Those are...
Rank this Week: 678

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 25

    Finally, Someone Else asks "Is the Supreme Court a Court?"

    Finally, Someone Else asks "Is the Supreme Court a Court?"
    By Eric SegallReaders of this Blog, or those who follow me on Twitter or elsewhere, probably know that I've devoted much of my career, and a full length book, to the argument that the Supreme Court is actually not a "Court," as we generally…
  • Feb 24

    Trump's Muslim Travel Ban 2.0 Will Be Magical

    Trump's Muslim Travel Ban 2.0 Will Be Magical
    by Michael DorfAccording to a story in The Hill on Wednesday, the White House has decided to wait until next week to release a revised Executive Order (EO) to (presumably) replace EO 13769, which has been stayed in the courts. Exactly what…
  • Feb 23

    Viewing Trump's Mess from Abroad

    Viewing Trump's Mess from Abroad
    by Neil H. BuchananThe rest of the world has been looking on with a combination of bemusement and horror as Donald Trump has made the transition from cartoonish reality-TV star to even more cartoonish American president.  By all…
Rank this Week: 238

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/
  • Feb 25

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Unwarranted" by Friedman

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Unwarranted" by Friedman
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission by Barry Friedman. Here is a description: In June 2013, documents leaked by Edward Snowden sparked widespread debate about secret government surveillance of…
  • Feb 25

    Download of the Week: "Freedom of Information Beyond the Freedom of Information Act" by Pozen

    Download of the Week: "Freedom of Information Beyond the Freedom of Information Act" by Pozen
    The Download of the Week is Freedom of Information Beyond the Freedom of Information Act by David Pozen. Here is the abstract: The U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows any person to request any agency record for any reason....
  • Feb 24

    Ferguson on Rule 24 & Article III

    Ferguson on Rule 24 & Article III
    Z. N. Ferguson has posted Rule 24 Notwithstanding: Why Article III Should Not Limit Intervention of Right on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Federal judges often confront cases asking them to set precedent with less-than-complete information.…
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Feb 25

    Company Need A Lawyer To Go To Court

    Company Need A Lawyer To Go To Court
    The South Carolina Supreme Court held that certain activities of a management business violated proscriptions against the unauthorized practice of law. The Court accepted this declaratory judgment action in our original jurisdiction to…
  • Feb 24

    Utah Supreme Court Clarifies Law Of Entrusted Fund

    Utah Supreme Court Clarifies Law Of Entrusted Fund
    The Utah Supreme Court has issued its second significant decision on the law of entrusted funds in the past few days. We hold that, for a presumption of disbarment, the [Office of Professional Conduct] must prove knowledge at the time...
  • Feb 24

    Wisconsin Denies Access To Sheriff Clarke's Immigration Detainer Record

    Wisconsin Denies Access To Sheriff Clarke's Immigration Detainer Record
    A majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed the unanimous Court of Appeals and denied access to immigration detainer records sought from Fox News' favorite sheriff David Clarke. We conclude that I-247 forms are statutorily exempt from…
Rank this Week: 63

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Feb 25

    Mardi Gras!

    Mardi Gras!
    It's Mardi Gras season here in NOLA, so I'm afraid I've been a little distracted. It's hard to concentrate when this is what's going on a block away .... So, for this Saturday, I offer you a game: The Unicorn...
  • Feb 24

    CALL FOR PAPERS: THIRD BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS SCHOLARS CONFERENCE (2017)

    CALL FOR PAPERS: THIRD BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS SCHOLARS CONFERENCE (2017)
    The following comes to us from Professor Stephen Diamond, Santa Clara University School of Law. The Santa Clara University School of Law, the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, the University of Washington School of Law, the…
  • Feb 24

    Financing Benefit Corporations - Data.world raises $18.7 million

    Financing Benefit Corporations - Data.world raises $18.7 million
    One of the many questions surrounding benefit corporations is whether their choice of legal entity form will scare away investors. As previously reported, we now have our first publicly traded benefit corporation. And in this week's news…
Rank this Week: 94

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Videos prepared for Hogan Lovells' celebration of the life of E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr. last Thursday are here.  We attended and enjoyed learning about this lion of the Washington bar. The Law Times has a series on the various sources of…
  • Feb 24

    Collings on Comparative Constitutional History

    Collings on Comparative Constitutional History
    Justin Collings, Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, What Should Comparative Constitutional History Compare? University of Illinois Law Review (2017)Raymond Grew once observed that, ‘‘for many professional…
  • Feb 24

    Rady on Hungarian customary law

    Rady on Hungarian customary law
    We missed this book by Martyn Rady, UCL, out in 2015: Customary Law in Hungary: Courts, Texts, and the Tripartitum. From Oxford University Press: This is the first comprehensive treatment in any language of the history of customary…
Rank this Week: 56

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 24

    Ridge Monte Bello (Santa Cruz Mountains) 1997

    Ridge Monte Bello (Santa Cruz Mountains) 1997
    As this is the last weekend before Lent, we pushed the boat right out. Butter basted Wagyu beef ribeye steaks and Three Cheese Hasselback Potatoes. If you looked up decadence in the dictionary, it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 24

    "Unconstitutionally Appointed Administrative Law Judges Continue to Haunt SEC"

    "Unconstitutionally Appointed Administrative Law Judges Continue to Haunt SEC"
    The WLF has put out a briefing paper by Lawrence Ebner, which notes that a "recent Tenth Circuit decision has exacerbated a split among federal courts over whether the method used to appoint... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Feb 23

    "Hedge Fund Activism as a Conflict of Entrepreneurship"

    "Hedge Fund Activism as a Conflict of Entrepreneurship"
    A new paper by Alessio Paces puts a new and potentially very helpful spin on hedge fund activism (I say potentially only because I'm still thinking through the implications): In my recent article, I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Feb 24

    Davies on The Musgrave Ritual

    Davies on The Musgrave Ritual
    Ross E. Davies (George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty) has posted Some Sort of Map or Chart of the Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual (Green Bag Single Sheet Classic No. 5 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the...
  • Feb 24

    Morse on Neuroethic

    Morse on Neuroethic
    Stephen Morse (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted Neuroethics: Neurolaw (In Oxford Handbooks Online (February 2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This is a pre-copyedited version of a chapter in the Oxford Handbooks Online…
  • Feb 23

    Kagu on Criminal Justice's Ailing Role

    Kagu on Criminal Justice's Ailing Role
    Abubakar Bukar Kagu (University of Sussex - School of Law, Politics and Sociology) have posted Criminal Justice's Ailing Role (Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, Vol. 4(2), p. 164-175, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
Rank this Week: 52

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    No Religious Discrimination In Suspension of Minister's Gym Membership

    No Religious Discrimination In Suspension of Minister's Gym Membership
    In Armstrong v. James Madison University, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25014 (WD VA, Feb. 23, 2017), a Virginia federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing claims of religious discrimination and infringement of free exercise rights brought…
  • Feb 24

    Arkansas Supreme Court Invalidates City's LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law

    Arkansas Supreme Court Invalidates City's LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law
    In Protect Fayetteville v. City of Fayetteville, (AR Sup. Ct., Feb. 23, 2017), the Arkansas Supreme Court held that the City of Fayetteville is precluded by state statute from extending its anti-discrimination provisions to protect…
  • Feb 24

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Says Church Autonomy Shields Suit Over Publicity of Baptism

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Says Church Autonomy Shields Suit Over Publicity of Baptism
    In a 5-3 decision in Doe v. First Presbyterian Church USA of Tulsa, (OK Sup. Ct., Feb. 22, 2017), the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the church autonomy doctrine requires dismissal of a suit by a Muslim convert to Christianity…
Rank this Week: 23

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin: State v. Keller,2017 WL 536058 (2016). The court begins by explaining how the case arose and what issues were involved in the appeal:Keller was on probation in July…
  • Feb 22

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin:  State v. Grover, 2017 WL 663207 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatVickie M. Grover was convicted of stalking S.W., a…
  • Feb 17

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit: U.S. v Doe, 842 F.3d 1117 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatAppellant John Doe appeals from his convictions of aggravated…
Rank this Week: 286

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/
  • Feb 24

    Penn State Law Seeking Director, Intellectual Property Clinic or Intellectual Property Clinical Professor of Practice

    Penn State Law Seeking Director, Intellectual Property Clinic or Intellectual Property Clinical Professor of Practice
    Penn State Law, based in University Park, PA, is seeking to hire an experienced legal professional to serve as a clinical professor of practice with a background in representing startup and early-stage companies on intellectual property (IP)…
  • Feb 24

    How Many Co-Authors Is Too Many?

    How Many Co-Authors Is Too Many?
    Inside Higher Ed has this story about a proposal in the sciences to limit “credit” for articles with too many co-authors: Under the proposal, those who contribute to co-authored papers would receive only a fraction of a research credit…
  • Feb 24

    Vermont Law Seeks Earthjustice Clinical Professor

    Vermont Law Seeks Earthjustice Clinical Professor
    From colleagues at Vermont, this notice of a clinical opening: Job Description: The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC) at Vermont Law School and Earthjustice are partnering to expand our environmental justice capacity…
Rank this Week: 89

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Feb 24

    President Trump Violates Press Freedom in the United State

    President Trump Violates Press Freedom in the United State
    Journalists from the New York Times, CNN, and Politico were prohibited from attending a White House Press Briefing today by President Trump’s press secretary, Sean M. Spicer. Aides to Mr. Spicer allowed in reporters from only a handpicked…
  • Feb 22

    Better News for the International Criminal Court

    Better News for the International Criminal Court
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) had a better week this past week. Following the announcements this past fall by a few African States that they intend to withdraw from the Court, more recently, Gambia's newly elected government…
  • Feb 22

    WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Takes Effect

    WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Takes Effect
    A major milestone for the global trading system was reached today when the first multilateral deal concluded in the 21-year history of the World Trade Organization (WTO) entered into force. In receiving four more ratifications from Rwanda,…
Rank this Week: 173

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Bridging the Gap Between the Federal Courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    Bridging the Gap Between the Federal Courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law Symposium Sorry, guys, I did not follow the patent panels.Panel III: Trademarks Rebecca Tushnet, Fixing Incontestability: The Next FrontierIncontestability is a nearly unique feature of…
  • Feb 24

    Blast from the past: pleading falsity based on scientific claim

    Blast from the past: pleading falsity based on scientific claim
    Biolase, Inc. v. Fotona Proizvodnja Optoelektronskih Naprav D. D., No. CV 14-0248, 2014 WL 12579802 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 4, 2014) A rare case applying the Second Circuit's ONY case and perhaps suggesting why that case wasn’t a…
  • Feb 24

    Craigslist credit scam by affiliate leads to FTC action

    Craigslist credit scam by affiliate leads to FTC action
    Federal Trade Commission v. Credit Bureau Center, LLC, 2017 WL 680344, No. 17 C 194 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 21, 2017)I think Eric Goldman will see a §230 issue here. The FTC sued CBC, Michael Brown, Danny Pierce, and Andrew Lloyd seeking a…
Rank this Week: 70

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Feb 24

    Animal Law Fellowship!

    Animal Law Fellowship!
    David Cassuto From the email…  Do yourself a favor: apply for this.     Farmed Animal Law & Policy Fellowship 2017-2018     Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program is inviting…
  • Feb 19

    Why I Sued the USDA

    Why I Sued the USDA
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in The Hill.   As a longtime animal law practitioner, I’ve represented various parties in lawsuits against…
  • Jan 31

    Will Ringling’s closure clear the way for federal circus legislation?

    Will Ringling’s closure clear the way for federal circus legislation?
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School The piece originally appeared in The Hill With Ringling Bros.—the most active and spendthrift opponent of legislation to protect circus…
Rank this Week: 326

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/
  • Feb 24

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week
    That’s according to the Town Hall Project, which reports There are no events within 75 miles of your zip, the closest one is 118 miles away. That would be Brian Mast (Republican, FL-18). Good on him. Shame on the rest … Continue…
  • Feb 20

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)
    I met someone last week who introduced herself as working in a “think-do tank” which was the first I’d heard of the term.  I bet it catches on. Wait a minute: Google has 7,740,000 results for “think-do…
  • Feb 18

    Song du Jour

    Song du Jour
    Alternative Facts The post Song du Jour appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 34

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 51

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Trump on the border adjustment tax

    Trump on the border adjustment tax
    Courtesy of a Reuters interview, here's Trump on the border adjustment tax, with my annotations after each sentence:“It could lead to a lot more jobs in the United States." Good work by his standards, as this is less false than any…
  • Feb 23

    EU State Aid panel at IFA US branch annual meeting

    EU State Aid panel at IFA US branch annual meeting
    Today I was the lone American on the IFA panel I mentioned in my prior post, discussing the raft of ongoing, or perhaps soon to be ongoing, EU state aid cases before the European Commission (and ultimately the European Court of Justice).…
  • Feb 22

    Upcoming talk

    Upcoming talk
    I seem to be accumulating a hefty set of appearances for 2017. They include the following:1) Thursday, February 23 - The USA Branch of the International Fiscal Association is currently holding its annual meeting, in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel…
Rank this Week: 662

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 396

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Feb 24

    Let Loose the Dogs of Yukon Heritage Day!

    Let Loose the Dogs of Yukon Heritage Day!
    If we were to ask any non-Canadian what they know about Heritage Day, we would likely be met with a look of confusion. Truth be told, if we were to ask any Canadian the same question, it is likely that...
  • Feb 23

    Insecurity About Security Certificate

    Insecurity About Security Certificate
    Today is the tenth anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s [SCC] decision in Charkaoui v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration).1 This decision centred on the Canadian government’s procedure on issuing security certificates. These…
  • Feb 22

    It's Dolly the Sheep's Anniversary!

    It's Dolly the Sheep's Anniversary!
    Today, February 22nd, marks the 20th anniversary since Dolly the Sheep was announced to the public. She was the first successfully cloned mammal and lived until the age of 6. Dolly was unique because she was cloned from an adult...
Rank this Week: 987

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 512

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/
Rank this Week: 339

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: 231

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/
  • Feb 24

    YouTube Defeats Another Remove-and-Relocate Case–Darnaa v. Google

    YouTube Defeats Another Remove-and-Relocate Case–Darnaa v. Google
    YouTube has been sued a few times for removing a video based on its spam policies and then relocating it to a new URL because remove-and-relocate breaks in-bound links (and any associated marketing investments) and resets the view counter.…
  • Feb 21

    Illinois Anti-SLAPP Law Doesn’t Apply To Law Firm Blog Posts–Bock & Hatch v. McGuireWood

    Illinois Anti-SLAPP Law Doesn’t Apply To Law Firm Blog Posts–Bock & Hatch v. McGuireWood
    We’re revisiting the important and entirely self-referential issue of defamation liability for blogging about judicial opinions. As I’ve discussed before (this post is perhaps my most heartfelt), blogging about judicial opinions…
  • Feb 18

    Ellen DeGeneres Defeats Lawsuit Over Breast Pun–TiTi Pierce v. Warner Bro

    Ellen DeGeneres Defeats Lawsuit Over Breast Pun–TiTi Pierce v. Warner Bro
    The Ellen Show, featuring Ellen DeGeneres, runs a periodic segment called “What’s Wrong with These Signs? Signs.” In Feb. 2016, the segment included a sign for “Nipple Convalescent Home” followed by the…
Rank this Week: 105

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Feb 24

    Glover on Legal Claims and Regulatory Theory

    Glover on Legal Claims and Regulatory Theory
    Maria Glover has published A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017). Here’s the abstract: Procedural law in the United States seeks to achieve three interrelated goals in our system of litigation: efficient processes…
  • Feb 23

    Gugliuzza & La Belle on the Patent Venue Statute

    Gugliuzza & La Belle on the Patent Venue Statute
    Paul Gugliuzza and Megan La Belle have posted on SSRN a draft of their article, The Patently Unexceptional Venue Statute, which will be published in the American University Law Review. Here’s the abstract: Legal doctrines developed by the…
  • Feb 22

    Academic Commentary on the Pending Class Action Bill

    Academic Commentary on the Pending Class Action Bill
    From the Mass Tort Litigation Blog comes this list of academic commentary on the so-called "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act," H.R. 985: John Coffee (Columbia) Howard Erichson (Fordham) Myriam Gilles (Cardozo) Elizabeth…
Rank this Week: 218

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: 4019