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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/
  • Jan 31

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy
    [02/01/29 01:00 AM (edt)]  Classroom Exercises in Asylum AdvocacyCenter for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)Georgetown University 
  • Feb 4

    2nd Annual Dean's Lecture to the Graduating Cla

    2nd Annual Dean's Lecture to the Graduating Cla
    No description is available at this time.
  • Jan 30

    Gender, Privacy and Hate Crimes in Cyberspace

    Gender, Privacy and Hate Crimes in Cyberspace
    University of Maryland Law Professor Danielle Citron will discuss gender, privacy and her new book, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, “an impassioned call for equal rights for women on the Internet” (Kirkus Reviews). Center faculty…
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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/
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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

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/
  • Jan 31

    Six AALS Chairs and an Exit Strategy

    Six AALS Chairs and an Exit Strategy
    David Austin of California Western School of Law in San Diego--recognized as one of the official photographers of legal writing--took this picture of past, present, and future Chairs of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal…
  • Jan 29

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
  • Jan 29

    Nominations for the Burton Award

    Nominations for the Burton Award
    The Burton Awards has a page with information on how to nominate legal writing stars for the prestigious Burton Awards. Click here to learn more. (mew)
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Jan 31

    No Fees On Alleged Implied-In-Fact Services Agreement

    No Fees On Alleged Implied-In-Fact Services Agreement
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a law firm's suit for fees. In August 2010, Stephen R. Berry of Berry Law advised Kraft that it might have an antitrust claim...
  • Jan 30

    More Than A Legal Assistant

    More Than A Legal Assistant
    An attorney who facilitated the unauthorized practice of a disbarred lawyer was suspended for two years by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. The "legal assistant" was disbarred as a result of a…
  • Jan 30

    No Disbarment For Lying To One Client

    No Disbarment For Lying To One Client
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has imposed an indefinite suspension of an attorney for misconduct in representing a client in a medical malpractice claim. The attorney blew the statute of limitations, failed to advise and made…
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • Jan 31

    Download of the Week: "Capitalism and Economic Liberty" by Weingast

    Download of the Week: "Capitalism and Economic Liberty" by Weingast
    Barry R. Weingast (Stanford University) has posted Capitalism and Economic Liberty: The Political Foundations of Economic Growth (Eytan Sheshinski, Robert J. Strom, and William J. Baumol, eds., Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and the Growth…
  • Jan 30

    Cassady on the Disqualifications Clause

    Cassady on the Disqualifications Clause
    Ben Cassady (Yale University - Law School) has posted 'You've Got Your Crook, I've Got Mine': Why the Disqualification Clause Doesn't (Always) Disqualify (Quinnipiac Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 209, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Alcee…
  • Jan 30

    Larkin on the Lacey Act & the Incorporation of Foreign Law

    Larkin on the Lacey Act & the Incorporation of Foreign Law
    Paul J. Larkin Jr. (The Heritage Foundation) has posted The Dynamic Incorporation of Foreign Law and the Constitutional Regulation of Federal Lawmaking (Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 6

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    Luxembourg Revises Support of Religious Communitie

    Luxembourg Revises Support of Religious Communitie
    Article 106 of the Luxembourg Constitution provides:The salaries and pensions of ministers of religion shall be borne by the State and regulated by the lawEarlier this week, the government of Luxembourg signed an agreement with the country's…
  • Jan 30

    Chile's Parliament Approves Civil Union

    Chile's Parliament Approves Civil Union
    On Wednesday, the National Congress of Chile (Chile's Parliament) gave final approval to the Civil Union Agreement bill.  PanAm Post reports that if, as expected, Chilean President Michelle Bachele signs the bill, this will make…
  • Jan 30

    Muslim Texans Face Hostile Reception At State Capitol

    Muslim Texans Face Hostile Reception At State Capitol
    Yesterday CAIR Texas sponsored its annual Texas Muslim Capitol Day, featuring sessions on political activism and meetings with state representatives.  According to the Texas Tribune, participants visiting freshman representative…
Rank this Week: 23

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

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/
  • Jan 31

    Some of the URLs in Our Footnotes Are Probably Gone Already

    Some of the URLs in Our Footnotes Are Probably Gone Already
    Jill Lepore's article "The Cobweb: Can the Internet Be archived?" in last week's The New Yorker discussed the ephemeral nature of websites and the consequent impermanence of footnote references to URLs. "Link rot" is when…
  • Jan 30

    Coleman on "Civil-izing Federalism"

    Coleman on "Civil-izing Federalism"
    Brooke Coleman, Seattle University School of Law, has posted on SSRN her article, "Civil-izing Federalism," published in Tulane Law Review. Abstract: When Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito joined the United States Supreme…
  • Jan 29

    Some Recent Papers on Discovery

    Some Recent Papers on Discovery
    As the Supreme Court ponders the proposed FRCP discovery amendments (if approved and not vetoed by Congress, they’ll be coming soon to a federal court near you this December), a few recent postings to SSRN are worthy of note… Steve...
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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jan 31

    Should You Complete One Task at a Time or Juggle Several Tasks?

    Should You Complete One Task at a Time or Juggle Several Tasks?
    At the Harvard Business Review blog, Andrew O’Connell advises going sequentially—one at a time. He cites a recent study and then describes an empirical verification: Having published a theoretical paper on this idea, Coviello, Ichino, and…
  • Jan 30

    "Guidelines for the Self Evaluation of Legal Education Clinics and Clinical Programs"

    "Guidelines for the Self Evaluation of Legal Education Clinics and Clinical Programs"
    This is a new article by Professor J.P. Ogilvy and available at 15 T.M. Cooley J. Prac. & Clin. L. 1 (2013) and SSRN here. From the abstract: This volume is an effort to present a comprehensive set of guidelines...
  • Jan 30

    CUNY Campus Drops ‘Mr.’ and ‘Ms.’ to Foster Respect for Students’ Diversity

    CUNY Campus Drops ‘Mr.’ and ‘Ms.’ to Foster Respect for Students’ Diversity
    From the Chronicle of Higher Education: The City University of New York’s Graduate Center is advising its faculty and staff members to avoid using such courtesy titles as “Mr.,” “Ms.,” and “Mrs.” in written correspondence with…
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Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 34

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

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/
  • Jan 31

    On Cybersecurity for the Internet of Thing

    On Cybersecurity for the Internet of Thing
    On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released a staff report on cybersecurity and the Internet of Things. Although as a staff report, the report has no binding authority on anyone, and the report merely stated that…
  • Jan 31

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #108: General Michael Hayden on Cybersurveillance in the Post-Snowden Age

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #108: General Michael Hayden on Cybersurveillance in the Post-Snowden Age
    General Michael Hayden, former Director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, gave the keynote address last weekend at Washington and Lee School of Law’s symposium on Cyber-surveillance in the…
  • Jan 31

    The Legal Basis for the Mughniyah Killing

    The Legal Basis for the Mughniyah Killing
    The Washington Post and Newsweek report that the CIA in 2008 worked with Israel’s Mossad to kill Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s operations chief, in Damascus, Syria.  The Post says that Mughniyah “had been implicated in…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Jan 31

    How to Find (and Build) a Scholarly Community

    How to Find (and Build) a Scholarly Community
    So imagine this: You are new to the legal academy, and you are trying to find a scholarly community. Or, you have just formed such a community but want to make it stronger. Where do you begin? What steps do you take? I am not an expert in…
  • Jan 31

    Standing’s Lujan-ification

    Standing’s Lujan-ification
    Standing doctrine has been in flux in recent decades, and one aspect of that change has to do with the rise of the tripartite constitutional standing test that is now most closely associated with Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife (1992). This…
  • Jan 30

    LBJ and the Supreme Court

    LBJ and the Supreme Court
    This is a couple days old, but I will second Gerard Magliocca's recommendation of KC Johnson's post on LBJ's conversations about the nomination of Abe Fortas as Chief Justice; the post includes audio links to excerpts of the Johnson White…
Rank this Week: 24

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 146

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • Jan 31

    Tips for Publishing

    Tips for Publishing
    This is my very short list of tips for ASPer's looking to publish in the February 2015 cycle. I also put this out on the listserv (thank you Courtney Lee for starting the thread!) As someone who just went through...
  • Jan 26

    Making the most out of a blizzard

    Making the most out of a blizzard
    If you reside in the northeast, you are probably preparing to be snowed in. After you have safely made your way home and loaded up on batteries, flaslights, candles, food, and water, what next? The storm can provide an opportunity...
  • Jan 26

    Law School Action Comics #8

    Law School Action Comics #8
    (Alex Ruskell)
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 31

    The Betrayal of Socrates in Legal Education

    The Betrayal of Socrates in Legal Education
    David Barnhizer (Cleveland State), The Betrayal of Socrates: My argument here is that there is a stark disjunction between the Socratic ideal and the reality found in the First Year of law school at nearly all institutions. The underlying…
  • Jan 31

    Nine California Law Schools Bucked National Trend, Increased 1L Enrollment in 2014

    Nine California Law Schools Bucked National Trend, Increased 1L Enrollment in 2014
    National Jurist, Enrollment Up at 9 California Law Schools: Law school enrollment dropped by 7.2 percent this year, but 33 law schools bucked the trend and increased enrollment. Nine of those law schools hail from California — more than any…
  • Jan 31

    Simkovic: The Knowledge Tax

    Simkovic: The Knowledge Tax
    Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall), The Knowledge Tax: Labor economists struggle to explain why the rates of return to higher education have remained much higher than the rates of return to other investments. This article proposes a novel…
Rank this Week: 4

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 31

    Mother Scams Daughter Out of $48K Trust Fund

    Mother Scams Daughter Out of $48K Trust Fund
    A city welfare worker scammed her own daughter out of a $48,000 trust fund left by her late father, who was shot to death during a robbery in 2006. According to a new lawsuit, Vanessa Nieves, 21, learned late last...
  • Jan 31

    Free Webinar on the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act

    Free Webinar on the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act
    The American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is holding a free webinar for RPTE members entitled, The Uniform Powers of Appointment Act: Straightforward Default Rules to Fill a Vacuum, on February 11th from…
  • Jan 31

    The myRA Pilot Program

    The myRA Pilot Program
    A pilot program for myRA accounts was started by the Treasury Department in December. The myRAs are Roth IRAs that allow qualifying employees that do not have a workplace retirement account to save up to $15,000 or up to 30...
Rank this Week: 21

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jan 31

    Anti-Middle-Class Economics: What Obama's 529 Grab Revealed

    Anti-Middle-Class Economics: What Obama's 529 Grab Revealed
    I think that’s the real explanation. This is not so much a rational calculation about how to finance the behemoth state. This is an admission by a man who has no more election campaigns to run, and therefore no pragmatic...
  • Jan 31

    Watch Los Angeles firefighters carry out a daring rescue for a dog swept into a river

    Watch Los Angeles firefighters carry out a daring rescue for a dog swept into a river
    Los Angeles firefighters received a call about a little dog trapped in a swollen river, and the ensuing rescue involved a helicopter and some serious daring from the diver. The operation was successful, and officials say the pup was…
  • Jan 31

    Jeb Bush was a pothead

    Jeb Bush was a pothead
    In a new Boston Globe article, Michael Kranish dives into Jeb Bush's four years at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, during which he "smoked a notable amount of pot," according to his classmates. Bush's classmates also told the…
Rank this Week: 89

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    Welcome, Sophia Lee!

    Welcome, Sophia Lee!
    creditIt is our great pleasure to announce that Sophia Z. Lee will be joining us as a guest blogger for the next month.She is Professor of Law and History at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she teaches administrative law,…
  • Jan 30

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From the Consumer Law & Policy Blog: historical perspectives on the Supreme Court's current Fair Housing Act case (here and here). (Hat tip: Torts Today)Joanna L. Grossman (credit)Geoffrey Stone, Chicago Law, the author of, among other…
  • Jan 30

    A Graduate Student Workshop on The History and Politics of Public Finance

    A Graduate Student Workshop on The History and Politics of Public Finance
    [We have the following announcement for the “7th Annual Graduate Student Workshop on The History and Politics of Public Finance.”]In recent years, scholars from a variety of disciplines have embarked on an innovative wave of…
Rank this Week: 61

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jan 31

    Show # 227 — Solon Barocas on algorithms and employment discrimination — posted

    Show # 227 — Solon Barocas on algorithms and employment discrimination — posted
    Happy new year! I’m pleased to post the first show of the winter quarter, Show # 227, January 14, 2015, my interview with Solon Barocas, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy,…
  • Dec 15

    Thanks to Securing Change

    Thanks to Securing Change
    Those of you paying attention to the website have undoubtedly noticed the theme change. That change is part of the effort to thwart the incessant hackers who have targeted Hearsay Culture over the past three years. I’m pleased to report…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted
    For the last show for 2014, I’m pleased to post Show # 226, November 20, my interview with Prof. Stephen Turner of the University of South Florida on technological and scientific expertise in policymaking and democracy. Stephen has…
Rank this Week: 444

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/
  • Jan 31

    "It Could Have Been Me, But Instead It Was You"

    "It Could Have Been Me, But Instead It Was You"
    The Holly Near song is about the Kent State victims and Chilean folk singer Victor Jara, killed by the junta, but I thought of the words lately in another context. In class, I often begin with a "lawyer's in the...
  • Jan 31

    Justin Hansford, "The Legal Ethics of Nelson Mandela"

    Justin Hansford, "The Legal Ethics of Nelson Mandela"
    Article. Abstract: Can a good lawyer also be a good person? In answering in the affirmative, it is helpful to note the legal career of Nelson Mandela — a lawyer — and also a person recognized the world over as...
  • Jan 30

    Witness preparation (Ted 2) (humor)

    Witness preparation (Ted 2) (humor)
    The trailer for Ted 2 has a riff on witness preparation.
Rank this Week: 38

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/
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Jan 31

    Interview with the Author of the New Book "The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg"

    Interview with the Author of the New Book "The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg"
    Nancy Leong (Denver) interviews Scott Dodson (Hastings) about his new book on Justice Ginsburg on YouTube, TheRightsCast: The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Jan. 27, 2015). From the abstract: In Episode 1 of The RightsCast, Professor Scott…
  • Jan 31

    Sexism in the Legal Profession: An Uncomfortable Truth

    Sexism in the Legal Profession: An Uncomfortable Truth
    Staci Zaretsky, Sexism in the Legal Profession: An Uncomfortable Truth The truth, however, is that according to the latest report on Women in the Law from the ABA’s Commission on Women in the Profession, while almost half of all…
  • Jan 31

    Study Says Colleges Do Investigate Most Sexual Assault Case

    Study Says Colleges Do Investigate Most Sexual Assault Case
    Colleges Investigate Most Sex Assault Cases, Study Says Colleges are investigating the majority of reported cases of sexual assault and are finding less than half of accused students responsible, according to a report released Tuesday by…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 31

    The CIA Violated the Terrorist Bombing Convention

    The CIA Violated the Terrorist Bombing Convention
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller The Washington Post has a long article today about how Mossad and the CIA collaborated to blow up Hezbollah’s chief of international operations in 2008. Here are the key paragraphs:…
  • Jan 30

    Weekend Roundup: January 24-31, 2015

    Weekend Roundup: January 24-31, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey This week on Opinio Juris saw Deborah note the publication of current Guantanamo detainee Mohammedou Slahi’s diary and her review that appeared in the Washington Post about it. Peter offered…
  • Jan 30

    ICTY upholds Genocide Convictions in Srebrenica Case

    ICTY upholds Genocide Convictions in Srebrenica Case
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Today, the ICTY Appeals Chamber affirmed genocide convictions in the Srebrenica case, Prosecutor v. Popović et al. The full Appeals Chamber judgment is here.  The PDF document…
Rank this Week: 56

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

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/
  • Jan 31

    "Your Weekly Constitutional" Discussion of Negro Motorist Green Book

    "Your Weekly Constitutional" Discussion of Negro Motorist Green Book
    Professor Stewart Harris of Appalachian School of Law hosts a weekly public radio discussion of law and often history, known as "Your Weekly Constitutional." This week his discussion is about the Negro Motorist Green Book and I had…
  • Jan 30

    More on Roe and Backlash: Mary Ziegler’s After Roe

    More on Roe and Backlash: Mary Ziegler’s After Roe
    In a comment to one of my prior posts, Barry pointed out that backlash may not be the right way to see the immediate period after Roe v. Wade, since there is some evidence that the Religious Right did not...
  • Jan 29

    Blocher and Gulati on Market for Sovereign Control

    Blocher and Gulati on Market for Sovereign Control
    Joseph Blocher and Mitu Gulati have just posted a paper on "The Market for Sovereign Control." Cribbing now from their abstract: Across the world, many regions are located in the wrong nations—wrong in the sense that the people of…
Rank this Week: 90

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    The first week of Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Aaron Hernandez

    The first week of Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Aaron Hernandez
    I was in Fall River, Massachusetts this week to attend and report on the Aaron Hernandez trial for Sports Illustrated. Here are a few articles I wrote:Analysis of testimony presented on second day of Aaron Hernandez trialAnalyzing opening…
  • Jan 28

    #Not All Conviction

    #Not All Conviction
    Sadly, the only lessons anyone will learn about campus sexual assault from the convictions of two former Vanderbilt football players is 1) Don't be so stupid (or arrogant) as to record and share your criminal activity and 2) You cannot get…
  • Jan 27

    Legal Analysis of the MLS Labor Crisis and whether MLS is a single entity

    Legal Analysis of the MLS Labor Crisis and whether MLS is a single entity
    I have a new article for Sports Illustrated on the labor dispute in Major League Soccer and potential legal options for the players and the league. Hope you can check it out.
Rank this Week: 447

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/
  • Jan 31

    And Now, Some Happier News About Nursing Homes...

    And Now, Some Happier News About Nursing Homes...
    It strikes me that a lot of my posts this week about long-term care have been "bad news," especially regarding nursing homes. It is a good time for me to share a much happier view from a daughter who first...
  • Jan 31

    "Still Alice" As Springboard For Family Conversation

    "Still Alice" As Springboard For Family Conversation
    My colleague and great friend, Professor Laurel Terry, shared Paul Sullivan's Wealth Matters column from the New York Times, that uses the new movie Still Alice as a reminder of the importance of family conversation: "For anyone who has…
  • Jan 29

    Additional Discussion of Use of Guardianships as Nursing Home Collection Tool

    Additional Discussion of Use of Guardianships as Nursing Home Collection Tool
    On Monday, we linked to the front-page New York Times article by Nina Bernstein, "To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients." Suffice it to say, I've been hearing a lot about the topic, from many sources.…
Rank this Week: 181

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    Trademark overreach of the day: ICE says "Yankees Suck" infringe

    Trademark overreach of the day: ICE says "Yankees Suck" infringe
    Your tax dollars at work, protecting America from infringing merchandise: I don't have much brief for protecting counterfeits, but I find it hard to believe this is the best use of public resources: "Gross misspellings of superstars’…
  • Jan 30

    Dastar-barred claim survives both as false advertising and false designation

    Dastar-barred claim survives both as false advertising and false designation
    Advanced Fluid Systems, Inc. v. Huber, 28 F. Supp. 3d 306 (M.D. Pa. 2014) AFS sued Huber for violations of the Lanham Act, the CFAA, the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and various common law claims.  AFS designs and…
  • Jan 30

    DC rejects POM's FTC challenge

    DC rejects POM's FTC challenge
    Via the Consumer Law & Policy Blog.  I must digest both lunch and this ruling, but I will definitely have more to say soon.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 68

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 16

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
  • Jan 31

    Problems with the System of Negotiation Models, Part 1

    Problems with the System of Negotiation Models, Part 1
    Based on my study of lawyers’ actual negotiations, A Framework for Advancing Negotiation Theory: Implications from a Study of How Lawyers Reach Agreement in Pretrial Litigation, I have reluctantly concluded that the generally-accepted…
  • Jan 30

    International Dispute Resolution Symposium at Washington University

    International Dispute Resolution Symposium at Washington University
    The Washington University School of Law Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute and Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program (that’s a mouthful) is sponsoring a symposium on international dispute resolution on Friday, Feb. 6, from…
  • Jan 29

    Appreciating Good Ripple

    Appreciating Good Ripple
    I just posted an item about a conference organized by my former student, Brian Jarrett, who teaches at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. I am very proud of Brian and other former students, and this conference prompted me to reflect on…
Rank this Week: 370

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/
  • Jan 31

    The Political Economy of SEC Enforcement

    The Political Economy of SEC Enforcement
    Jonas Heese has posted an interesting paper to SSRN, Government Preferences and SEC Enforcement, where he argues that the SEC goes easy on firms that contribute significantly to employment in a particular area. He finds that the effect is…
  • Jan 30

    Simpler

    Simpler
    I recently purchased and read two Cass Sunstein (Harvard) books: Simpler: The Future of Government and Wiser: Getting Beyond GroupThink to Make Groups Smarter (with Reid Hastie (Chicago)) Cass Sunstein is a enjoyable writer to read, and…
  • Jan 29

    A Proposal to Fix the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule

    A Proposal to Fix the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule
    I oppose the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals rule, which requires companies to conduct due diligence and report on their sourcing of certain minerals from the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo and surrounding countries. As I have written…
Rank this Week: 88

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 31

    Embryo Donation

    Embryo Donation
    From KPRC Houston: For Natalie and Brandon Champagne, the question was not if they would become parents, but rather how they would become parents. "Brandon had leukemia as a child and some of the treatments that he received, we knew...
  • Jan 30

    Marriage and Consquence

    Marriage and Consquence
    From Erez Aloni (Whittier Law School), writing for the Guardian: Even as social conservatives pontificate on preserving the sanctity of marriage and the importance of making divorce once again more difficult, other conservatives have launched…
  • Jan 29

    Adopting Older Children

    Adopting Older Children
    From Newsmax.com: Babies are a hot commodity and so scarce here in the U.S. that some prospective adoptive parents will spend thousands of dollars to adopt a baby from overseas — while older children are ignored and left behind. But...
Rank this Week: 132

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jan 31

    UN Security Council Keeps an Eye on Haiti

    UN Security Council Keeps an Eye on Haiti
    Members of the Security Council heard briefings this week from the co-leads of a trip taken by the body to Haiti, where they saw first-hand the critical work being done by the United Nations Mission there in support of a...
  • Jan 29

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
  • Jan 29

    French Court of Cassation Rules that French Marriage Equality Law Trumps a Treaty with Morocco

    French Court of Cassation Rules that French Marriage Equality Law Trumps a Treaty with Morocco
    The French Court of Cassation ruled yesterday that the French Equal Marriage Law--which recognizes same-sex marriage--trumps a treaty that France has with Morocco in which France agreed to be bound by Moroccan marriage laws. One media report…
Rank this Week: 166

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Jan 30

    Pretend you never went to school

    Pretend you never went to school
    President Obama's SOTU address was easy to dismiss as standard-issue liberal class-baiting. But when within the span of a week...
  • Jan 30

    Reminder: LEA CFP

    Reminder: LEA CFP
    Remember, February 1 is the deadline for submitting a proposal to the Law and Entrepreneurship Association. Details follow: March 21,...
  • Jan 30

    The Causation Link Between Securitization and Fraud, Used Car Edition

    The Causation Link Between Securitization and Fraud, Used Car Edition
    When I practiced in the mid-1990s, I occasionally worked on projects we called "asset securitizations." We didn't talk about it...
Rank this Week: 17

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    New Issue: Global Environmental Politic

    New Issue: Global Environmental Politic
    The latest issue of Global Environmental Politics (Vol. 15, no. 1, February 2015) is out. Contents include: Rolf Lidskog & Göran Sundqvist, When Does Science Matter? International Relations Meets Science and Technology Studies Kate…
  • Jan 30

    New Issue: ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal

    New Issue: ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal
    The latest issue of the ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal (Vol. 30, no. 1, Winter 2015) is out. Contents include:LecturesDoak Bishop, Investor–State Dispute Settlement Under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment…
  • Jan 30

    New Issue: International & Comparative Law Quarterly

    New Issue: International & Comparative Law Quarterly
    The latest issue of the International & Comparative Law Quarterly (Vol. 64, no. 1, January 2015) is out. Contents include:ArticlesHélène Lambert, Comparative Perspectives on Arbitrary Deprivation of Nationality and Refugee…
Rank this Week: 57

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: 777

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jan 30

    Figure Skating and Law School

    Figure Skating and Law School
    Throughout my childhood, I have loved figure skating with a passion and vigor that rivals no other. Although I no longer compete, I enjoyed watching the United States Figure Skating Championship this past weekend because it demonstrated the…
  • Jan 29

    Court of Appeals Upholds Dismissal of Sing-Along Citation

    Court of Appeals Upholds Dismissal of Sing-Along Citation
    Today the Wisconsin Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a citation issued to a “solidarity singer,” one of the participants in the ongoing State Capitol Sing-a-Long in which the participants sing songs protesting…
  • Jan 28

    MPS Is at a “Tipping Point,” Driver Tells Law School Audience

    MPS Is at a “Tipping Point,” Driver Tells Law School Audience
    The Milwaukee Public Schools system is “at a tipping point” where improvements in how the system is run and a strong base of community support need to lead to better overall academic achievement for students, the new…
Rank this Week: 899

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
Rank this Week: 4296

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/
  • Jan 30

    McGrath on Prosecution of White-Collar Crime in a Developing Economy

    McGrath on Prosecution of White-Collar Crime in a Developing Economy
    Joe McGrath (UCD) has posted The Prosecution of White-Collar Crime in a Developing Economy: A Case Study of Ireland in the 20th Century (in: Van Erp, J.; Huisman, W.; Vande Walle, G (eds). The Routledge Handbook of White-Collar and…
  • Jan 30

    Feeley on The Unconvincing Case Against Private Prison

    Feeley on The Unconvincing Case Against Private Prison
    Malcolm M Feeley (University of California, Berkeley) has posted The Unconvincing Case Against Private Prisons (Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 89, No. 4, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2009, the Israeli High Court of Justice held that…
  • Jan 30

    Toomey & Kaufman on Surveillance and Notice

    Toomey & Kaufman on Surveillance and Notice
    Patrick C. Toomey and Brett Max Kaufman (ACLU National Security Project and NYU School of Law Technology Law & Policy Clinic) has posted The Notice Paradox: Secret Surveillance, Criminal Defendants & the Right to Notice (Santa Clara…
Rank this Week: 52

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 30

    How tort and shareholder litigation impedes medical innovation by biotech startup

    How tort and shareholder litigation impedes medical innovation by biotech startup
    Standish Fleming makes the case. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 30

    Will DuPont be hedge fund activism's Waterloo?

    Will DuPont be hedge fund activism's Waterloo?
    There was a very interesting post at Dealbook a couple of days ago, in which the estimable Steven Davidoff Solomon argues that: Shareholder activism is in full roar as hedge funds prowl and companies... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jan 30

    The Continuing Critique of "The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism"

    The Continuing Critique of "The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism"
    Yvan Allaire and Francois Dauphin are back with another critique of Bebchuk et al.'s claims about the merits of hedge fund activism: Bebchuk et al. have produced a new version of their paper The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 112

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/
  • Jan 30

    Condorcet’s “inner resolve”

    Condorcet’s “inner resolve”
    “High priority for the regime was Condorcet’s liquidation. Sentenced to death as an outlaw on 2 October 1793, he asked his wife to divorce him to protect her and save his assets for their daughter. Despite repeated searchers, he…
  • Jan 25

    Jacob Lawrence & the Book of Genesi

    Jacob Lawrence & the Book of Genesi
    Some readers of Ratio Juris might enjoy this post by yours truly over at Religious Left Law: Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989).
  • Jan 21

    Proper Dining Etiquette

    Proper Dining Etiquette
    I’m reading Kimberley Brownlee’s Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (Oxford University Press, 2012) by way of taking a brief break from Jonathan Israel (!) and so as to say some halfway intelligent or…
Rank this Week: 490

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/
Rank this Week: 4633