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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: 517

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Sep 20

    Senior Citizens Burdened with Education Debt

    Senior Citizens Burdened with Education Debt
    From Diverse Education, here is one story: Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come…
  • Sep 19

    Adobe's General Counsel on the need for law schools to provide more practical training

    Adobe's General Counsel on the need for law schools to provide more practical training
    In this editorial from the Huffington Post, Adobe's General Counsel, Michael Dillon, calls on law schools to change the way they educate students so they learn the practical skills employers want. As others have suggested (here, here and…
  • Sep 19

    The Symbolism of Punctuation Mark

    The Symbolism of Punctuation Mark
    Recently, over at Brain Pickings, we have an imaginative discussion of punctuation by the German Philosopher Theodor Adorno. Here is an imaginative excerpt discussing the symbolism of punctuation marks: An exclamation point looks like an…
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John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Sep 20

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
  • Sep 12

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:Andover Institute Launch: A Hub for Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning Please join us to celebrate the official launch of the Andover Institute on Friday, October 17, 2014. The program…
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
Rank this Week: 841

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 20

    Updated version of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Night Watchman State posted

    Updated version of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Night Watchman State posted
    A revised version of my article Corporate Social Responsibility in the Night Watchman State: A Comment on Strine & Walker is now available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2494003 Abstract:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 19

    I get a nice mention in The Economist

    I get a nice mention in The Economist
    “Dual-class” structures were common in America in the 1920s but were largely stamped out in a populist campaign led by William Ripley, a Harvard professor who labelled the practice a “crowning... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Sep 19

    Corporate logo failures that will amaze and amuse

    Corporate logo failures that will amaze and amuse
    Some of these are horrifically awful. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 113

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: 216

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Recent highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform

    Recent highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform
    Since it has once again been a few weeks since I did a round-up of recent posts from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform, here goes: Wisconsin police chief advocate marijuana legalization to fund treatment for harder drugs DC marijuana…
  • Sep 20

    Despite the threat of another Plata, a number of states' prisons remain way over capacity

    Despite the threat of another Plata, a number of states' prisons remain way over capacity
    I expected that one consequence of the Supreme Court's affirmance of the prisoner release order for California in Plata would be that other states would work even harder than usual to keep their prison overcrowding in check so as not...
  • Sep 19

    "The Most Senior Wall Street Official: Evaluating the State of Financial Crisis Prosecutions"

    "The Most Senior Wall Street Official: Evaluating the State of Financial Crisis Prosecutions"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new article on SSRN authored by Todd Haugh. Here is the abstract: This September marks six years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the height of the financial...
Rank this Week: 14

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Blending in and sticking out.

    Blending in and sticking out.
    Today, on Picnic Point. AND: Speaking of orange... how Iris got the orange ball (over at Puparazzo).
  • Sep 20

    "Debbie wears so many hats, so well."

    "Debbie wears so many hats, so well."
    Said Hillary, quoted in "Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s awkward day with party leaders."Was that mean?
  • Sep 20

    "Designing a hamster wheel big enough for a person takes some serious design skills."

    "Designing a hamster wheel big enough for a person takes some serious design skills."
    "Godshaw and his associates at Autodesk's Pier 9 fabrication facility ended up creating an 80-inch diameter wheel with a 24-inch-wide base. The wheel moves thanks to four skateboard wheels underneath. A preexisting standing desk was simply…
Rank this Week: 20

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Harvard Law School Debate: Save the World by Working in BigLaw?

    Harvard Law School Debate: Save the World by Working in BigLaw?
    The Harvard Law Record: Want to Save the World? Do BigLaw!, by Bill Barlow: For people systematically chosen for being able to root out and analyze the rationality of arguments, lawyers are pitifully bad at being reasonable. Let us look, for…
  • Sep 20

    Tax Papers at Canadian Law & Economics Association Annual Meeting

    Tax Papers at Canadian Law & Economics Association Annual Meeting
    The two-day Annual Meeting of the Canadian Law and Economics Association concludes today at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Here are the tax papers: Mirit Eyal-Cohen (Alabama), Downscaling Regulatory Barriers Richard Kaplan…
  • Sep 20

    S&P Lowers Thomas Jefferson Law School's Junk Bond Rating to CC (3 Notches Lower Than Venezuela's); Default Is Expected

    S&P Lowers Thomas Jefferson Law School's Junk Bond Rating to CC (3 Notches Lower Than Venezuela's); Default Is Expected
    Following up on Wednesday's post, Thomas Jefferson Law School Defaults on $133m of Junk Bonds, Hopes to Restructure Debt and Remain Open: Standard & Poor's, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, CA Rating Lowered To 'CC' From 'B+', On Watch…
Rank this Week: 2

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/
  • Sep 20

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #92: Benjamin Wittes on “A Constitution Under Chronic Stress”

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #92: Benjamin Wittes on “A Constitution Under Chronic Stress”
    This week, the nation once again celebrated Constitution Day, for which Ben gave an address at Kenyon College, which we provide to you in full. In his talk, Ben covered what he calls a “Constitution Under Stress,”…
  • Sep 20

    The Encryption Wars Continue

    The Encryption Wars Continue
    For quite a while it has been the case that properly implemented encryption will defeat efforts to crack it (at least using current technology). Yet it has been the case for an equally long time that very few people actually use encryption to…
  • Sep 20

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    On Friday, Ben pointed out that while it may be fashionable to blame the NSA as the only “bad guys” collecting your data; many organizations, including even the Library of Congress, are actively collating and analyzing your…
Rank this Week: 70

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

Covers legal education, law, literature, and legal critique.

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Sep 20

    3rd Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, day 3, am

    3rd Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, day 3, am
    Final day, focusing on how assessment was being carried out throughout the ETL Consortium.  Four 15 min presentations: ‘Are experiential modules really better? Qualitative assessment for student learning’, Christine Cerniglia…
  • Sep 19

    3rd Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, day 2, pm session 3

    3rd Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, day 2, pm session 3
    Final session of the day.  Two presenters, first up Sarah Valentine, Academic Dean, CUNY School of Law.  She discussed the revisions to the ABA Standards for approved law schools, related to learning outcomes and experiential…
  • Sep 19

    3rd Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, day 2, pm session 2

    3rd Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, day 2, pm session 2
    George Brandes now, talking about Making Sense of Assessment Data, and in particular Learning from Online Assessment.  George is Exec Director of Concord Law School of Kaplan University, LA.  Interesting analysis of designing at…
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Sitkoff to Chair Committee on Divided Trusteeship

    Sitkoff to Chair Committee on Divided Trusteeship
    Robert H. Sitkoff, the John L. Gray Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, has been named Chair of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) drafting committee for an Act on Divided Trusteeship. The problem of a divided trusteeship stems from...
  • Sep 20

    Article on America's Gun Trust War

    Article on America's Gun Trust War
    Lee-Ford Tritt (University of Florida Levin College of Law, Professor of Law) recently published an article entitled, Dispatches from the Trenches of America’s Great Gun Trust Wars, 108 Nw. L. Rev. 743-765 (2014). Provided below is the…
  • Sep 20

    New Jersey Estate and Inheritance Tax Reform Bill

    New Jersey Estate and Inheritance Tax Reform Bill
    As I have previously discussed, state lawmakers in New Jersey are currently considering changes to the state’s estate and inheritance tax statutes. There are currently multiple bills being considered that range from raising the threshold…
Rank this Week: 21

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Some Perspective, Please

    Some Perspective, Please
    The current NFL crisis is entirely of Goodell’s own making. A professional football player is caught on videotape punching his fiancé. The league’s commissioner hands out a woefully inappropriate two game suspension. He now…
  • Sep 18

    Dark Days in the ICC

    Dark Days in the ICC
    Sports fans in America and readers of this Blog no doubt have had their fill of NFL players suspended for spousal assault and of MLBers like the Orioles Chris Davis removed from the game for taking banned substances like Ritilin. (Ritilin!…
  • Sep 18

    For those interested, the 9th Circuit is…

    For those interested, the 9th Circuit is hearing the appeal of Barry Bonds' conviction and it is being livestreamed here:
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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

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/
  • Sep 20

    [Stewart Baker] Snowden fatigue is spreading abroad

    [Stewart Baker] Snowden fatigue is spreading abroad
    If you think Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald have stopped attacking NSA, you haven’t been following them closely enough. While American media have largely lost interest in Snowden and Greenwald, the pair continue to…
  • Sep 20

    [Eugene Volokh] A poem for Ezekiel Emanuel, from Rudyard Kipling

    [Eugene Volokh] A poem for Ezekiel Emanuel, from Rudyard Kipling
    Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and former Special Advisor for Health Policy to Peter Orszag, has an Atlantic article titled, “Why I Hope to Die at 75,” and subtitled, “An argument that…
  • Sep 19

    [David Post] Scotland, Independence, and the Reverse Tinkerbell

    [David Post] Scotland, Independence, and the Reverse Tinkerbell
    Ten years or so ago I coined a phrase (with the help of some VC readers) for a rather odd phenomenon:  the Reverse Tinkerbell.  A Tinkerbell occurs when something is more likely to occur simply as a function of the more people who…
Rank this Week: 9

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
  • Sep 20

    Scottish Referendum and Evolutionarily Fit Legal System

    Scottish Referendum and Evolutionarily Fit Legal System
    Some thoughts in the aftermath of the scottish referendum. Why do regions want to secede? To some extent, secession attempts imply a desire for different rules than the state provides. From the individual perspective, that of the individual…
  • Sep 19

    Interview on The Black Box Society

    Interview on The Black Box Society
    Balkinization just published an interview on my forthcoming book, The Black Box Society. Law profs may be interested in our dialogue on methodology—particularly, what the unique role of the legal scholar is in the midst of increasing…
  • Sep 17

    FAN 32.1 (First Amendment News) — Cato hosts panel on First Amendment: Strossen discusses McCutcheon & history of ACLU stance

    FAN 32.1 (First Amendment News) — Cato hosts panel on First Amendment: Strossen discusses McCutcheon & history of ACLU stance
    Many of us believe that [what] democracy is all about is that you vote for a candidate [and] you give money to a candidate because you want that person to share and be responsive to your concerns. Thats is not corruption; that is democracy.…
Rank this Week: 36

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    New from Quid Pro Books is a republication of Marc Galanter’s Why the Haves Come Out Ahead: The Classic Essay and New Observations, on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Galanter's “canonical, much-cited…
  • Sep 19

    Lowe Asks, What if Great Britain Had Let the American Colonies Leave with Just a Vote?

    Lowe Asks, What if Great Britain Had Let the American Colonies Leave with Just a Vote?
    [Here's a guest post from Jessica K. Lowe, University of Virginia School of Law, "What if Great Britain Had Let the American Colonies Leave with Just a Vote?"]Yesterday’s vote in Scotland has me thinking about counterfactuals: …
  • Sep 19

    Constitutional History: Comparative Perspective

    Constitutional History: Comparative Perspective
    [We have an announcement for the conference “Constitutional History: Comparative Perspectives,” to be held in Bologna, Italy on October 6-7, 2014.  It is sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law Program in…
Rank this Week: 61

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    International Antitrust, Competition and International Trade

    International Antitrust, Competition and International Trade
    Every once in a while scholars (mostly from developing countries) ask about books on antitrust and international trade. I recommend the following books: F.M. Scherer, Competition Policies for an Integrated World Economy (Integrating National…
  • Sep 19

    Centennial Symposium: Honoring the Work of Professor Herbert Hovenkamp October 23-24, 2014

    Centennial Symposium: Honoring the Work of Professor Herbert Hovenkamp October 23-24, 2014
    Centennial Symposium: Honoring the Work of Professor Herbert Hovenkamp Thursday, October 23 5:30 p.m. Keynote Address Friday, October 24 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Panel One 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break 10:45 – 12:15…
  • Sep 19

    How Bank Competition Affects Firms' Access to Finance

    How Bank Competition Affects Firms' Access to Finance
    Inessa Love (University of Hawaii) and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria (World Bank) explain How Bank Competition Affects Firms' Access to Finance. ABSTRACT: Using multi-year, firm-level surveys for 53 countries, this paper explores the impact of…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Sep 20

    NY Appellate Court Dismisses Appeal over Sawmill Operation as Moot

    NY Appellate Court Dismisses Appeal over Sawmill Operation as Moot
    Petitioners challenged the approval of a sawmill and milling operation by the Town of Livonia Joint Zoning Board of Appeals who had determined that the use of the land for sawmill purposes constituted an agricultural or farming operation…
  • Sep 19

    NY Appellate Court Upholds Reversal of Area Variance Denial

    NY Appellate Court Upholds Reversal of Area Variance Denial
    Following a denial of an area variance by the zoning board of appeals, the applicant appealed and the trial court reversed the decision. The zoning board appealed and the appellate court upheld the reversal. The Court noted that while the…
  • Aug 21

    FL Appeals Court Holds City’s Refusal to Change its Comprehensive Plan was not a Taking

    FL Appeals Court Holds City’s Refusal to Change its Comprehensive Plan was not a Taking
    Landowners brought an inverse condemnation action against city, challenging the city’s refusal to change the comprehensive plan. The case involved two parcels of land located in the City of Flagler Beach, Florida (“City”)…
Rank this Week: 775

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/
  • Sep 20

    New Books: Florence Kelley and Worker Protection Legislation

    New Books: Florence Kelley and Worker Protection Legislation
    Leigh Bienen, Florence Kelley and the Children: Factory Inspector in 1890s Chicago (2014) A new book by a Northwestern University School of Law scholar aims to fill in the gaps in all that has been written about Florence Kelley—focusing…
  • Sep 20

    Gender and Justice Programs at AALS 2015

    Gender and Justice Programs at AALS 2015
    Saturday, January 3 Co-Sponsored Program, Liberty-Equality: Gender, Sexuality, and Reproduction—Griswold v. Connecticut Then and Now, 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Presented by the Section on Constitutional Law and co-sponsored by the Sections…
  • Sep 19

    Philly Stumbles on Anti-Hate Law

    Philly Stumbles on Anti-Hate Law
    The story here: Many people have called last week's brutal attack on two gay men in Center City a hate crime, but it can't be prosecuted as one under Pennsylvania law. That gap in Pennsylvania's ethnic intimidation statute -- the...<img…
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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/
  • Sep 20

    It’s rare to see so many people interested in a proxy battle

    It’s rare to see so many people interested in a proxy battle
    But that’s what happened when hedge fund Starboard Value delivered a 294-slide presentation on the terrible food at Olive Garden as part of its fight for control of Darden Restaurants. (You can see the presentation in all of its glory...
  • Sep 19

    Call for Crowdfunding Book Chapter Proposal

    Call for Crowdfunding Book Chapter Proposal
    I am passing on the English translation of a call for book chapters issued by a friend and colleague in Dijon, France. The book is international and has a broad business management focus. +++++ As the editor of a forthcoming...
  • Sep 19

    Call for Papers - 6th International Conference on Institutional and Technological Environment for Microfinance (ITEM 6)

    Call for Papers - 6th International Conference on Institutional and Technological Environment for Microfinance (ITEM 6)
    Call for Papers ITEM 6 – Tunis, Tunisia Microfinance: Coaching, Counting, and Crowding The Banque Populaire Chair in Microfinance of the Burgundy School of Business (France) and l’École supérieure du commerce de Tunis jointly organize…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Sep 20

    Janet Levit Stepping Down As Dean Of Tulsa Law

    Janet Levit Stepping Down As Dean Of Tulsa Law
    University of Tulsa law dean Janet Levit will step down at the end of this school year. She has led the school since 2007.
  • Sep 19

    Georgia Law Dean Finalist

    Georgia Law Dean Finalist
    They are: Lonnie Brown and Bo Rutledge from UGA, Mike Gerhardt from UNC, and Mark McKenna from Notre Dame. H/T Paul Caron.
  • Sep 18

    Thinking About Methodologie

    Thinking About Methodologie
    If there is one thing all US law schools teach, it is how to ‘think like a lawyer.’ Edward Rubin, in his penetrating article Why Law Schools Do Not Teach Contracts and What Socioeconomics Can Do About It, identifies what...
Rank this Week: 92

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 20

    Male Birth Control

    Male Birth Control
    From the Daily Beast: Vasalgel, a reversible, non-hormonal polymer that blocks the vas deferens, is about to enter human trials. How will rhetoric change when male bodies become responsible for birth control? Vasalgel, a reversible form of…
  • Sep 19

    Call for Paper

    Call for Paper
    The Richmond Journal of Law & the Public Interest is seeking submissions for the Spring Issue of our 2014-2015 volume. We welcome high quality and well cited submissions from academics, judges, and established practitioners who would like…
  • Sep 18

    Surrogacy Law

    Surrogacy Law
    From the New York Times: In Louisiana, Minnesota and New Jersey, after the state legislatures handily passed bills in the last few years allowing surrogacy in some situations, Republican governors vetoed them. Many states are now considering…
Rank this Week: 131

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: 161

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 20

    Weekend Roundup: September 20, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: September 20, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This week on Opinio Juris, we hosted an insta-symposium on the Scottish Independence Referendum. David Scheffer surveyed the legal terrain in case of a yes vote, Stephen Tierney discussed how…
  • Sep 18

    Ransom and Material Support

    Ransom and Material Support
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin The Foley family is furious that the US government did little to help them rescue their son, James Foley, from ISIS terrorists. In a recent New York Times article, the Foley family expresses frustration…
  • Sep 18

    The UN Security Council Takes up Ebola

    The UN Security Council Takes up Ebola
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon Today, the UN Security Council held an open debate on the ebola outbreak in Africa, and unanimously adopted Security Council Resolution 2177.   Background on the US sponsored resolution is available…
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Sep 19

    Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (Part 3)

    Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (Part 3)
    This is the third installment of my post on my new co-authored piece Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (the first part is here and the second here). The problems that have arisen in the discussion over whether intellectual…
  • Sep 18

    Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?

    Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?
    Justice Ginsburg recently offered some surprising public remarks on the pending same-sex marriage petitions currently before the Supreme Court. (H/t Dale Carpenter at VC.) In particular, Justice Ginsburg suggested that the Court should not…
  • Sep 18

    Ratification of the Canada-China BIT

    Ratification of the Canada-China BIT
    It was announced last week that Canada ratified its bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with China that was signed about two years ago. The treaty will take effect on October 1, 2014. At the time of the signing, a Canadian international…
Rank this Week: 24

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
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/
  • Sep 19

    Reiss on the Private Label Securities Market

    Reiss on the Private Label Securities Market
    David J. Reiss (Brooklyn Law School) has posted The Future of the Private Label Securities Market on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Setting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s guarantee fee rates can have a large impact on the housing market....
  • Sep 19

    Aviel on Formalism for Family Law

    Aviel on Formalism for Family Law
    Rebecca Aviel (University of Denver Sturm College of Law) has posted A New Formalism for Family Law (William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 6, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Family law is simultaneously moving toward and...
  • Sep 19

    Frieden on Ex Ante & Ex Post Approaches to Net Neutrality

    Frieden on Ex Ante &amp; Ex Post Approaches to Net Neutrality
    Rob Frieden (Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law) has posted Ex Ante Versus Ex Post Approaches to Network Neutrality: A Cost Benefit Analysis on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many advocates for less intrusive government…
Rank this Week: 5

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Sep 19

    Underfunding anti-poverty program

    Underfunding anti-poverty program
    There was an interesting piece this week in the New York Times by Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. They describe a program that funds nurse visits to low-income families to provide advice on child-rearing, and cite a RAND study which...
  • Sep 17

    NFL and Tax Expenditure

    NFL and Tax Expenditure
    The Washington Post has an interesting article on the National Football League, listing the various ways in which the NFL has been supported by taxpayers at the federal and state level over the decades, including of course through tax-exempt…
  • Sep 15

    IRS on Conservation Easement Appraisal

    IRS on Conservation Easement Appraisal
    On September 4, 2014, I attended an excellent conference on the valuation of conservation easements in Sioux Falls, SD, sponsored by the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. The conference featured five representatives from the IRS:…
Rank this Week: 206

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Sep 19

    Joint-Employer Hearing

    Joint-Employer Hearing
    The House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions held a hearing last week, titled "Expanding Joint Employer Status: What Does it Mean for Workers and Job Creators?" Among the speakers was Harris Freeman, who…
  • Sep 19

    EEOC Update: Report on Federal Sector Complaint

    EEOC Update: Report on Federal Sector Complaint
    Image from eeoc.gov In an extremely interesting new report by the EEOC, the agency outlines common errors made by federal agencies when reviewing complaints of discrimination. The report focuses primarily on the inappropriate dismissal of…
  • Sep 19

    Duff Named "Centennial Distinguished Professor"

    Duff Named &quot;Centennial Distinguished Professor&quot;
    Congratulations to Michael Duff (Wyoming) who has been designated the "Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law" at Wyoming for 2014-17. rb
Rank this Week: 18

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/
  • Sep 19

    "Oh Dear Me No, I Couldn't Possibly Hear Another Appeal..."

    &quot;Oh Dear Me No, I Couldn't Possibly Hear Another Appeal...&quot;
    The Second Circuit has refused to hear Citibank's appeal of Judge Griesa's order enjoining Citi from making payment on USD-denominated, Argentine-law bonds. The Second Circuit's order is a bit... Delphic. Weighing in at all of 56 words, not…
  • Sep 17

    New ADP Garnishment Report

    New ADP Garnishment Report
    A valuable and groundbreaking source of data on wage garnishment has just been released by ADP, the nation's largest payroll services provider. I immediately recalled a great paper by Rich Hynes about the paucity of wage garnishments in…
  • Sep 15

    Digital Wallet

    Digital Wallet
    Interesting op-ed on digital wallets by Edward Castronova and Joshua Fairfield in the NYT. I'm a little more skeptical. Thoughts follow the break. (1) We already live in a world of digital currency. Thanks to fractional reserve banking and…
Rank this Week: 75

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/
  • Sep 19

    SpearIt on Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat

    SpearIt on Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat
    SpearIt (Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law) has posted Spectacular or Specious? A Critical Review of the Spectacular Few: Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat (39 T. Marshall L. Rev. 225 (2014))…
  • Sep 19

    Hamilton on the Reliability of Assault Victims' Immediate Account

    Hamilton on the Reliability of Assault Victims' Immediate Account
    Melissa Hamilton (University of Houston Law Center) has posted The Reliability of Assault Victims’ Immediate Accounts: Evidence from Trauma Studies (Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 26, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Sep 19

    Fan on Executioner Confidentiality and Legal Injection Drug Supplier

    Fan on Executioner Confidentiality and Legal Injection Drug Supplier
    Mary D. Fan (University of Washington - School of Law) has posted Extending Executioner Confidentiality to Lethal Injection Drug Suppliers (95 Boston University Law Review (2015), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The strategy of…
Rank this Week: 52

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 19

    Eleventh Circuit Upholds City Increase in Pension Fund Contribution

    Eleventh Circuit Upholds City Increase in Pension Fund Contribution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Eleventh Circuit ruled this week in Taylor v. City of Gadsden that a city's increase in the mandatory contribution paid by public employees to the city's pension fund did not violate the...
  • Sep 19

    Ornstein on Statutory Interpretation and Halbig

    Ornstein on Statutory Interpretation and Halbig
    Norm Ornstein reviews Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert Katzmann's new book, Judging Statutes, over at The Atlantic. Along the way, Ornstein says why courts should use legislative intent in interpreting ambiguous statutory language--like the…
  • Sep 18

    Ninth Circuit Again Upholds School Ban of American Flag on Cinco de Mayo

    Ninth Circuit Again Upholds School Ban of American Flag on Cinco de Mayo
    Prof Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Recall that in February of 2014, a panel of the Ninth Circuit in Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District rejected a claim by students that their constitutional...
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Sep 19

    Power Point Presentation Leads To Remand

    Power Point Presentation Leads To Remand
    The Illinois Review Board has remanded a matter where it concluded that violation of the following rule justified the rehearing of proven serious misconduct. The Rule: (a) Post‑Trial Motions. Except as provided herein, post-trial motions…
  • Sep 19

    Million Dollar Escrow Shortfall Draws Short-Term Probation

    Million Dollar Escrow Shortfall Draws Short-Term Probation
    An attorney who "failed to safeguard entrusted funds of at least $1 million" in connection with real estate transactions was placed on probation for six months by order of the Pennsylania Supreme Court. The misconduct arose in a…
  • Sep 18

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has posted a petition from the State Bar to amend Rule 1.6. The amendments appear to conform to recent ABA adopted rules changes. Rule 1.6(b) would have this exception (8) to detect and resolve conflicts...
Rank this Week: 58

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Sep 19

    Philadelphia District Attorney Agrees to New Trial for Man Who Served 22 Years for a Murder DNA Proves Was Committed by Another Man

    Philadelphia District Attorney Agrees to New Trial for Man Who Served 22 Years for a Murder DNA Proves Was Committed by Another Man
    After initially denying requests for a new trial, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office today announced that it will agree to a new trial for Anthony Wright. New DNA testing of the rape kit identified a man with a lengthy criminal…
  • Sep 18

    Brooklyn Convictions Overturned, Charges Dismissed

    Brooklyn Convictions Overturned, Charges Dismissed
    On Wednesday, a panel of New York state appeals court judges unanimously reversed the convictions and dismissed the indictments against Everton Wagstaffe and Reginald Conner, two Brooklyn men who were found guilty of murder and kidnapping…
  • Sep 17

    The Oklahoman Praises Innocence Project Effort

    The Oklahoman Praises Innocence Project Effort
    Less than a week after Michelle Murphy was exonerated of the murder of her infant son based on new DNA evidence and other previously undisclosed evidence pointing to her innocence, the Oklahoman underscored the importance of Innocence Project…
Rank this Week: 661

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award
    Peter Tillers will be the recipient of the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s (Jan. 2015) AALS meeting; the presentation will be made during our section’s joint luncheon with the Criminal Justice section. Thanks to…
  • Sep 18

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word
    Comment by Tillers: legal scholars might avoid uttering a great deal of nonsense about imprecise legal concepts if they took the trouble to study fuzzy logic. Lotfi A.…
  • Sep 10

    The Trouble With Harvard

    The Trouble With Harvard
    Steven Pinker The Trouble With Harvard New Republic (September 4, 2014) Extract:Deresiewicz writes engagingly about the wacky ways of elite university admissions, and he deserves credit for opening a debate on policies which have been…
Rank this Week: 540

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 19

    The Entrepreneur Who Used Private Property to Save Paradise

    The Entrepreneur Who Used Private Property to Save Paradise
    The Atlantic chronicles the story of Douglas Tompkins--the founder of North Face--who has used his vast fortune to buy up huge swaths of Argentina and Chile. Tompkins insists that he's preserving the nature wonder of the land but many…
  • Sep 19

    Kelly on Vacant Property Remediation Tools.

    Kelly on Vacant Property Remediation Tools.
    Jim Kelly (Notre Dame) has posted Just, Smart: Civil Rights Protections and Market-Sensitive Vacant Property Strategies on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This essay, prepared for and published by the Center for Community Progress, a national,…
  • Sep 17

    Map of the Day: Open Defecation in India

    Map of the Day: Open Defecation in India
    The Economist elaborates: CHEER any Indian leader who takes on the taboo of public hygiene, one of the country’s great problems. Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, says building toilets is a priority over temples. His finance…
Rank this Week: 91

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 299

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/
  • Sep 19

    Pope v. Babick (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 19, 2014)

    Pope v. Babick (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 19, 2014)
    The good new for respondent Matthew Babick and his counsel is that they won at trial, and they win the appeal as well.  Congratulations.The bad news is that Justice Moore doesn't shy away from telling us what she things about Babick's…
  • Sep 18

    U.S. v. Garcia (9th Cir. - Sept. 18, 2014)

    U.S. v. Garcia (9th Cir. - Sept. 18, 2014)
    Maybe you hate a former housemate of yours.  Maybe for totally irrational reasons, maybe for good ones, whatever.  You don't like her.  Okay.Maybe you don't even want to hurt her.  Just scare her a little bit.…
  • Sep 17

    The Depressing Ninth (9th Cir. - Sept. 17, 2014)

    The Depressing Ninth (9th Cir. - Sept. 17, 2014)
    You don't get a very good impression of the nature of mankind if you read today's published opinions from the Ninth Circuit.You've got one attorney who completely abandons a client who's been sentenced to life in prison and never even lets…
Rank this Week: 162

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/
  • Sep 19

    Happy Park(ing) Day!

    Happy Park(ing) Day!
    It's the third Friday in September, which means it's Park(ing) Day, that newest of urban rituals in which urbanites take over a parking space for a day and turn it into a funky public realm. The best montage of this...
  • Sep 19

    Climate Week in NYC

    Climate Week in NYC
    All things climate change are about to descend on NYC. Revolving around next week’s UN Climate Summit (Sept. 23), more than 100 events are being planned for NYC’s Climate Week. Here are just a few: People’s Climate March: Sunday,…
  • Sep 17

    Of DIY Urbanism and Electric Boxe

    Of DIY Urbanism and Electric Boxe
    Last year I wrote an article about DIY Urbanism—modest, often illegal, transformations of urban physical space. A few examples of the phenomenon unfolded before my eyes during the year I recently spent in Jacksonville, Florida. Two of those…
Rank this Week: 160

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
Rank this Week: 4388

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/
  • Sep 19

    Alibaba's IPO

    Alibaba's IPO
    Despite a delayed start, Alibaba's IPO seems to have gone off without the technical glitches that have marred some recent...
  • Sep 19

    Introducing Guest Bloggers Robert Bird and David Orozco

    Introducing Guest Bloggers Robert Bird and David Orozco
    For the next couple of weeks, we'll have the chance to hear from two law professors who, like me, are...
  • Sep 19

    Business Law At Oklahoma State

    Business Law At Oklahoma State
    They've been doing some interesting hiring at OSU, lately, and this year they will be doing some more. The position...
Rank this Week: 17

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Don't Mention Damascu

    Don't Mention Damascu
    One of my hobbies is historical recreation via the SCA, a group that focuses on the Middle Ages and Renaissance. My SCA persona is a medieval muslim. I also collect antique weapons, and one of my prized pieces is a small Persian knife made of…
  • Sep 19

    My Cousin the Banana

    My Cousin the Banana
    Prior to about a week ago, I don't think I had ever heard of Neil deGrasse Tyson, who I gather is a popular television personality, but he is now a central figure in two different controversies, both of which have showed up online and so come…
  • Sep 18

    Scottish Independence

    Scottish Independence
    I am, on the whole, in favor of it for reasons that have nothing much to do with Scotland. Both the right of secession and smaller countries strike me as good things. The one big exception is that countries often put up trade barriers against…
Rank this Week: 1141

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/
  • Sep 19

    Ninth Circuit on perjury for Barry Bonds's wandering answer -- is half the bar at risk?

    Ninth Circuit on perjury for Barry Bonds's wandering answer -- is half the bar at risk?
    Story at WSJ about the en banc hearing on Barry Bonds's conviction for perjury for a wandering and possibly evasive answer. (More at LA Times.) Judge Fletcher noted the prevalence of wandering answers in civil discovery and…
  • Sep 19

    The man who gave $50 million to Drexel law school

    The man who gave $50 million to Drexel law school
    A profile of Tom Kline is at Philly.com. (he donated $50 million to Drexel.) I found it interesting that his firm has gotten ahead of the curve and can be very picky about which cases to take on. The first...
  • Sep 19

    "Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?"

    &quot;Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?&quot;
    Some thoughts at Prawfsblawg by Richard Re about Justice Ginsburg's recent public comments on the same sex marriage cases that may soon end up before Ginsburg.
Rank this Week: 38

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Sep 19

    Super-rich make last stand against California drought - Telegraph

    Super-rich make last stand against California drought - Telegraph
    "We cut back. We don't water anything any more," he said. "The polo field is brown. We are still able to play but it doesn't play as good." via www.telegraph.co.uk
  • Sep 19

    Scotland Rejects Independence in Vote - WSJ

    Scotland Rejects Independence in Vote - WSJ
    "The people of Scotland have spoken. It is a clear result," British Prime Minister David Cameron said. "They have kept our country of four nations together. Like millions of other people, I am delighted." via online.wsj.com I told you so...
  • Sep 18

    A Mole Inside Assad's Embassy Aided Syrian Rebels - WSJ

    A Mole Inside Assad's Embassy Aided Syrian Rebels - WSJ
    "I need to ask you something," the regime opponent, Mohammed Alaa Ghanem, said as they trundled through Washington in a rusty Audi 2000. "There are these activists, and they need passports." via online.wsj.com
Rank this Week: 87