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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 
  • Dec 4

    Cybercrime 2020: The Future of Online Crime and Investigation

    Cybercrime 2020: The Future of Online Crime and Investigation
     Cybercrime 2020:  The Future of Online Crime and Investigations Co-sponsored by Georgetown Law and the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of JusticeDecember 4, 2014 Georgetown Law600 New Jersey Ave.,…
  • Dec 3

    O'Neill Colloquium

    O'Neill Colloquium
    No description is available at this time.
Rank this Week: 530

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
  • Dec 17

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 48:1 (November 2014)

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 48:1 (November 2014)
    Articles Rights Speech Timothy Zick Vertical Power Michael S. Green Immigration Law and the Myth of Comprehensive Registration Nancy Morawetz & Natasha Fernández-Silber Toward a New Equilibrium in Personal Jurisdiction Charles W.…
  • Dec 17

    “We Hold These Truths”

    “We Hold These Truths”
    For those of you who love constitutional law like I do, here is a Christmas present.  I’ve mentioned in some prior posts that Bill of Rights Day in December 1941 was celebrated with a radio drama narrated by Jimmy Stewart that…
  • Dec 17

    Jeannie Suk on Teaching Rape

    Jeannie Suk on Teaching Rape
    In this week’s New Yorker, Jeannie Suk laments what she perceives as the increasing difficulty in teaching rape to today’s law students. I was a bit surprised in reading Suk’s article because her descriptive account of…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Dec 17

    A Coffee Shop on the Israeli-Al Qaeda Border

    A Coffee Shop on the Israeli-Al Qaeda Border
    The last time I was on the Israeli-Syrian border looking at the ruined Syrian city of Quneitra was thirty years ago. I was fifteen and taking a summer course in Israel. And an Israeli soldier manning a border position was explaining to my…
  • Dec 17

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #47: An Interview with Joanne McNabb

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #47: An Interview with Joanne McNabb
    Our guest this week is Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy for the California Attorney General’s Office.  Joanne discusses the findings and recommendations in the recently released 2014 California Data…
  • Dec 17

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    In a historic speech, today, President Barack Obama announced that the United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening an embassy in Havana, reviewing Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism, and…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Dec 17

    NY to Ban Fracking

    NY to Ban Fracking
    In an announcement that frankly took me by surprise, Gov. Cuomo has announced a plan to ban all hydraulic fracking in the state. from the NYT
  • Dec 17

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU
    NYU Furman Center Legal Research Fellowship The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University invites applications for a post-graduate legal fellowship. The Furman Center, jointly housed at NYU’s School of Law and…
  • Dec 12

    Agglomerama--Fennell on Cities' Participant Assembly Problem

    Agglomerama--Fennell on Cities' Participant Assembly Problem
    Lee Fennell (Chicago) has posted Agglomerama, __ BYU L. Rev __ (forthcoming). In it, she examines how cities attract the right mix of residents and businesses to maximize social value. She takes a look at a number of possible ways...
Rank this Week: 162

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

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 17

    German Business Owners Threatened by Tax Ruling

    German Business Owners Threatened by Tax Ruling
    German business owners were warned they might be forced to slash investments and possibly sell holdings if they lose a privilege that has saved them billions in taxes. Germany’s constitutional court will decide whether families can continue…
  • Dec 17

    Possible Extension for Charitable IRA Rollover

    Possible Extension for Charitable IRA Rollover
    Congress could retroactively extend a tax break on charitable donations from individual retirement accounts that expired at the end of last year. The provision would allow account owners and beneficiaries over the age of 70 ½ to donate up…
  • Dec 17

    No Take Backs on Charitable Donations May Be Changing

    No Take Backs on Charitable Donations May Be Changing
    A combination of increased accessibility to online financial records at the click of mouse and recent litigation by donors demanding refunds from charities has created a rise in the number of charitable donations being requested to be…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Dec 17

    Happy Chanukah !!

    Happy Chanukah !!
    A happy holiday season to our readers who celebrate the festival. Here is Adam Sandler’s song. (ljs)
  • Dec 17

    A Court Order with a Cartoon

    A Court Order with a Cartoon
    In Employers Insurance of Wasau v. McGraw Edison, Judge Robert Jonker (W.D. Mich.) began his order stating that he felt like the character in this cartoon. On December 2, the judge held a meeting with counsel of record to discuss...
  • Dec 16

    The Names of Your Future Student

    The Names of Your Future Student
    Today’s newborns will be tomorrow’s law students. Our younger readers may be interested in the names of their future students,. From Baby Center, here they are: 10 most popular girl names of 2014 1. Sophia 2. Emma 3. Olivia 4....
Rank this Week: 4398

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: 9

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Dec 17

    George Mason Law Review 18th Annual Antitrust Symposium: Perspectives on Global Competition Law

    George Mason Law Review 18th Annual Antitrust Symposium: Perspectives on Global Competition Law
    George Mason Law Review 18th Annual Antitrust Symposium: Perspectives on Global Competition Law Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Breakfast Founders Hall Multipurpose Room 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Opening Keynote Address Founders Hall…
  • Dec 17

    Bork's 'Legislative Intent' and the Court

    Bork's 'Legislative Intent' and the Court
    Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; George Mason University School of Law examines Bork's 'Legislative Intent' and the Courts. ABSTRACT: Robert H. Bork’s influence upon modern antitrust law is…
  • Dec 17

    Provider Competition and Over-Utilization in Health Care

    Provider Competition and Over-Utilization in Health Care
    Jan Boone, Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); TILEC and Rudy Douven, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis; CPB…
Rank this Week: 22

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
  • Dec 17

    Mississippi and New York Shaken Baby Convictions Tossed

    Mississippi and New York Shaken Baby Convictions Tossed
    Two Shaken-Baby convictions were overturned this week, with judges citing changing medical opinion regarding the controversial diagnosis. On Monday, the Mississippi Supreme Court ordered a new trial for Leevester Brown, who was convicted of…
  • Dec 16

    Barry Scheck Urges California to Adopt Rule on Exculpatory Evidence

    Barry Scheck Urges California to Adopt Rule on Exculpatory Evidence
    Along with Loyola Law Professor Laurie Levenson, Innocence Project co-founder Barry Scheck co-authored a piece for Tuesday's Los Angeles Times, calling for the state of California to adopt a rule on disclosing evidence that could prove a…
  • Dec 15

    Exoneree Gerard Richardson Pushes for Reforms to New Jersey's DNA Testing Law

    Exoneree Gerard Richardson Pushes for Reforms to New Jersey's DNA Testing Law
    Gerard Richardson will soon be celebrating the one-year anniversary of his exoneration. Since being released from prison, Richardson has devoted much time and effort to advocating for reforms designed to address wrongful convictions,…
Rank this Week: 656

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/
  • Dec 17

    What Students Talk About When They Talk About U

    What Students Talk About When They Talk About U
    Yesterday, my wife and I were having lunch in a restaurant when someone suddenly shouted, "Alex Ruskell!" The shout wasn't directed at me or anyone else. I noticed a group of law students sitting a few tables away, and I...
  • Dec 15

    The 2015 AASE Conference at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinoi

    The 2015 AASE Conference at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinoi
    The 2015 Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) Conference is set for May 26-28, at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. The conference presents a wonderful opportunity to expand and enhance your professional…
  • Dec 13

    If you are creating a new ASP course...

    If you are creating a new ASP course...
    Every year someone on the listserv asks for advice because they have been charged with creating a new ASP course. I remember the anxiety I felt when I had to design my first course. Kris Franklin's new book, Strategies and...
Rank this Week: 669

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/
  • Dec 17

    Rabkin on Attacks on Civilian Object

    Rabkin on Attacks on Civilian Object
    Jeremy Rabkin (George Mason University School of Law) has posted Anglo-American Dissent from the European Law of War: A History with Contemporary Echoes (San Diego International Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 1-72, 2014) on SSRN. Here is…
  • Dec 17

    Partlett on Constituent Power & Constitutional Change

    Partlett on Constituent Power & Constitutional Change
    William Partlett (The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)) has posted The American Tradition of Constituent Power on SSRN. Here is the abstract: How do “the people” exercise their “constituent power” to replace the current…
  • Dec 17

    Call for Papers: Deep Disagreements at Humboldt

    Call for Papers: Deep Disagreements at Humboldt
    Call for Papers International Conference Humboldt-Universität Berlin June 11-12, 2015 Deep Disagreement: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives Many disagreements that are central to political, social, ideological or religious conflicts can…
Rank this Week: 6

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2

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: 89

GreenLaw

GreenLaw

provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law. By Pace University School of Law's environmental law program.

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
Rank this Week: 2833

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Dec 17

    Pity the poor professor

    Pity the poor professor
    Professors need coddling too these days, but heartless administrators don't care: Leon Rothberg, Ph.D., a 58-year-old professor of English Literature at Ohio State University, was shocked and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Dec 17

    Profs Have Stopped Teaching Rape Law Now That Everything 'Triggers' Student

    Profs Have Stopped Teaching Rape Law Now That Everything 'Triggers' Student
    The influence of the "trigger warnings" movement is now so pervasive that many law professors can't even teach a class on a delicate subject without facing an onslaught of requests from students for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Dec 17

    Imagine what my students would do if I said "I hate Democrats"

    Imagine what my students would do if I said "I hate Democrats"
    For Michigan students, the shoe is on the other foot: A University of Michigan department chairwoman has published an article titled, “It’s Okay To Hate Republicans,” which will probably make all of... [[ This is a content…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Dec 17

    An Interesting Op-Ed on Delaying Exams, and its Consequence

    An Interesting Op-Ed on Delaying Exams, and its Consequence
    The National Law Journal has this op-ed from a law student, titled (although the author probably didn't write the title) "Delaying Exams Is Not a Request from 'Coddled Milennials.'" It concerns, as the author writes, students at…
  • Dec 17

    The Developing Law of Rotating Credit Group

    The Developing Law of Rotating Credit Group
    Here's a quick summary for how rotating credit groups work, drawn from Eric Posner's thoughts about them in The Regulation of Groups: The Influence of Legal and Non-Legal Sanctions on Collective Action, 63 U. Chi. L. Rev. 133, 169-70 (1996):…
  • Dec 17

    The Price is Right

    The Price is Right
    December marks the start of the season for faculty job offers – as few and far between as they may be in this economy. On the “old” days, salaries and perks were likely much more flexible. Is there much room for negotiation, or will…
Rank this Week: 24

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    A Nice Example of Scientific Ignorance

    A Nice Example of Scientific Ignorance
    Someone in an online discussion posted a link to what was claimed to be an experimental demonstration of global warming by a young student. It was presented by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Clean Air Conservancy.The…
  • Dec 16

    Drought and Bias (Mine)

    Drought and Bias (Mine)
    It has been raining pretty heavily for a while now in California, where I live. That ought to be good news, but one would not know it by the news stories I see. They typically say two things:1. The heavy rains may lead to flooding, mud…
  • Dec 16

    Will 2014 be the Hottest Year Ever?

    Will 2014 be the Hottest Year Ever?
    Lots of people have claimed it will be and they could be correct, but there are two obvious problems:1. The year is not over yet.2. "Hottest year ever" is not well defined. There are a number of different published temperature series,…
Rank this Week: 1146

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/
  • Dec 17

    Joh on DNA from Misdemeanor Arrestee

    Joh on DNA from Misdemeanor Arrestee
    Elizabeth E. Joh (U.C. Davis School of Law) has posted Should Arrestee DNA Databases Extend to Misdemeanors? (Recent Advances in DNA & Gene Sequences, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The collection of DNA samples from…
  • Dec 17

    Imwinkelried on Evidence of a Third Party's Guilt

    Imwinkelried on Evidence of a Third Party's Guilt
    Edward J. Imwinkelried (University of California, Davis - School of Law) has posted Evidence of a Third Party's Guilt of the Crime that the Accused is Charged with: The Constitutionalization of the SODDI (Some Other Dude Did It) Defense…
  • Dec 16

    "Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize"

    "Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize"
    Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy excerpts an article from USA Today. In part: Marijuana use among teens declined this year even as two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the drug for recreational use, a national survey…
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • Dec 17

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)
    There's only one published opinion from the Ninth Circuit today.  But it's a procedural doozy.Do you remember your first year of civil procedure?  That's what this case is all about.  (At least as I read it.)  It's about…
  • Dec 15

    Abdisalan v. Holder (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)

    Abdisalan v. Holder (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)
    Sometimes circuit precedent matters.Judge Tallman writes a panel opinion in an immigration case that concludes that, under circuit precedent, Ms. Abdisalan's appeal is untimely.  Judge Watford thinks that this decision is unjust, and…
  • Dec 15

    Vivid Entertainment v. Fielding (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)

    Vivid Entertainment v. Fielding (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)
    Jobs continue to flow out of California.  And the judiciary is doing absolutely nothing to stop it.The jobs to which I refer are jobs that arise from legalized vice.  The industry is simply on the decline in our state.On the…
Rank this Week: 160

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Dec 17

    The U.S. Crude Oil Export Ban is a Simple Transfer Payment from Motorists to Domestic Refiner

    The U.S. Crude Oil Export Ban is a Simple Transfer Payment from Motorists to Domestic Refiner
    The United States can end the export ban and simultaneously stabilize the insolvent Highway Trust Fund. Bridges are collapsing and 18-wheelers are falling into potholes the size of Rhode Island, and we complain that Congress has not raised…
  • Dec 16

    Interesting Thoughts on the Health Care Cost Curve

    Interesting Thoughts on the Health Care Cost Curve
    ...from friend of the blog Alan Weil, the editor at Health Affairs. http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2014/12/12/why-i-oppose-payment-reform/ Worth a read!
  • Dec 10

    Quotes on Lucky Generals and Tariff Mother

    Quotes on Lucky Generals and Tariff Mother
    I wonder if any readers can help me track down a couple of quotations. 1. Napoleon said something like "I choose my generals because they're lucky, not because they're smart." I googled around and found lots of variants (and not...
Rank this Week: 2462

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/
  • Dec 17

    POPE FRANCIS, PAPAL DIPLOMACY AND US-CUBAN RELATIONS

    POPE FRANCIS, PAPAL DIPLOMACY AND US-CUBAN RELATIONS
    Pope Francis is clearly making a name for himself as a world-historical figure. He has gained great respect for his efforts to reform the Catholic Church internally -- by cleaning up the Vatican Bank, by restructuring the Curia, by opening up…
  • Dec 15

    Peggy Noonan on Torture

    Peggy Noonan on Torture
    In her Saturday Wall Street Journal column, Peggy Noonan insists that the Senate torture report should not have been published, but reserved for public officials. She apparently regrets that the world will think less of us. In support of…
  • Dec 15

    Pope Francis and the Catholic Crisi

    Pope Francis and the Catholic Crisi
    There is a growing crisis haunting the Catholic Church. And it is a crisis larger than the events that have so greatly afflicted the American Catholic Church. The pedophilia scandals are a horrifying element of this crisis. So, too, are the…
Rank this Week: 345

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail
    Cummings v. Soul Train Holdings LLC, 2014 WL 7008952, No. 14 Civ. 36 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 12, 2014)This right of publicity/trademark case based on use of recorded performances to which the plaintiff didn’t own the copyright could’ve…
  • Dec 17

    the intersection of FTC US origin guidelines and the Lanham Act

    the intersection of FTC US origin guidelines and the Lanham Act
    A.P. Deauville, LLC v. Arion Perfume and Beauty, Inc., No. C14-03343, 2014 WL 7140041 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 12, 2014) Deauville sued Arion for false advertising and unfair competition, and Arion counterclaimed.  This opinion granted in part…
  • Dec 15

    Is a bigger sucker a protected consumer?

    Is a bigger sucker a protected consumer?
    Securian Financial Group, Inc. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2014 WL 6911100, No. 11–2957 (D. Minn. Dec. 8, 2014)How sophisticated can you be and still be a consumer for the purpose of consumer protection law?  Pretty sophisticated,…
Rank this Week: 68

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Dec 17

    A Neologism For The Animal Advocacy World

    A Neologism For The Animal Advocacy World
    Brad Landau The coining of a new phrase, or a neologism, is a way of commanding the transformation of new and modern language. By commanding the transformation of language, and coining new words and phrases, one can bring society up to date…
  • Dec 16

    Carriage-Horses and the Soul of the New York City: Have we destroyed the charm?

    Carriage-Horses and the Soul of the New York City: Have we destroyed the charm?
    Christine Murphy For some, the vision of a horse-drawn carriage is romantic, with a charm that cannot be matched. “Horses have walked the streets of New York since the seventeenth century—Broadway was actually carved by…
  • Dec 7

    They are our family, but…” – Companion animals, veterinary medicine, and our own ethical dilemma

    They are our family, but…” – Companion animals, veterinary medicine, and our own ethical dilemma
    Kat Fiedler Traditionally, doctors take the Hippocratic Oath as an affirmation of the ethical responsibility that they have towards their patients. According to the American Medical Association, one principle of medical ethics is that…
Rank this Week: 318

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/
  • Dec 17

    Lawyers and the PI's they hire

    Lawyers and the PI's they hire
    Amazing story at Daily Pilot and the OC Register about private investigators who were allegedly way, way out of bounds in their efforts to tail politicians who were opposed by a police union -- and about the law firm, on...
  • Dec 17

    Susan R. Klein, Aleza S. Remis, and Donna Lee Elm, "WAIVING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: AN EMPIRICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS"

    Susan R. Klein, Aleza S. Remis, and Donna Lee Elm, "WAIVING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: AN EMPIRICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS"
    Excerpt: Unfortunately, some state and federal prosecutors’ response to Lafler and Frye’s application of the Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel during the plea stage was to demand the waiver of that right.27…
  • Dec 16

    Scalia and Torture

    Scalia and Torture
    I have posted an article on Salon about Justice Antonin Scalia's recent comments on torture. The title is Scalia's Torture Debacle, and the link is here. Here are the opening paragraphs: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia cannot bring…
Rank this Week: 38

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Dec 17

    Want to Have a Strong Legal Career? Find a Good Mentor.

    Want to Have a Strong Legal Career? Find a Good Mentor.
    This article in the ABA Student Lawyer Magazine discusses the benefits to having a mentor. A mentor can help you to acclimate to your new role as a lawyer.  A good mentor will make your life easier both at your office and in external…
  • Dec 13

    Study Abroad in Giessen, Germany

    Study Abroad in Giessen, Germany
    Application materials are now available for the 7th Annual Summer Session in International and Comparative Law, held each summer at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany.  The program is a joint offering of the Marquette…
  • Dec 11

    Discerning the Relationship Between Bankruptcy Judges and Article III Judge

    Discerning the Relationship Between Bankruptcy Judges and Article III Judge
    This summer, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision in the case of Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison that changed how bankruptcy judges, covered under Article I (the Executive Branch) of the Constitution, and…
Rank this Week: 897

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Dec 17

    Robson on Teaching the Religion Clause

    Robson on Teaching the Religion Clause
    Check out ConLawProfBlog's own Prof. Ruthann Robson's (CUNY) piece about her innovative and engaging approach to teaching the Religion Clauses in the Fall 2014 Law Teacher. (Robson's piece begins on page 49.) In it, Robson gives a…
  • Dec 16

    District Judge Says President's Immigration Action is Unconstitutional

    District Judge Says President's Immigration Action is Unconstitutional
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School A federal district judge in Pennsylvania has taken it upon himself to rule President Obama's recently announced immigration action unconstitutional--in a case that apparently has nothing to do with…
  • Dec 16

    Ninth Circuit Upholds LA's Condom Mandate in Adult Film

    Ninth Circuit Upholds LA's Condom Mandate in Adult Film
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Vivid Entertainment v. Fielding, a panel of the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district judge's denial of a preliminary injunction to Los Angeles Measure…
Rank this Week: 84

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Dec 17

    US to establish normal diplomatic relations with Cuba

    US to establish normal diplomatic relations with Cuba
    In an historic move, President Obama announced today that the United States will restore normal diplomatic relations with Cuba. According to press reports, secret negotiations have been taking place between the United States and Cuba for the…
  • Dec 17

    Call for Papers - Climate Change and International Economic Law

    Call for Papers - Climate Change and International Economic Law
    Georgetown University Law Center's journal "Laws" is seeking papers for a Special Issue on Climate Change and International Economic Law. The following description is taken from the Guest Editor, Sonia Rolland: "The…
  • Dec 11

    WTO Approves Seychelles' Membership

    WTO Approves Seychelles' Membership
    The General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) approved Seychelles' application to become a member at a meeting yesterday. Seychelles has until June 1, 2015 to ratify the Protocol of Accession. Its membership will be effective 30…
Rank this Week: 165

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/
  • Dec 17

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation
    In the most significant change in US policy toward Cuba since the 1960s, President Obama and Raul Castro spoke Tuesday (the first direct communication between a US and Cuban leader since 1961) about normalizing relations. This announcement…
  • Dec 15

    US Receives Failing Grade on Human Right to Housing Report Card

    US Receives Failing Grade on Human Right to Housing Report Card
    The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) recently released its Housing Report Card, giving the United States a failing grade. NLCHP’s report card examines the current level of US compliance with the human right to…
  • Dec 12

    FBI’s First Ever Report on Hate Crimes Based on Gender Identity. Underwhelming.

    FBI’s First Ever Report on Hate Crimes Based on Gender Identity. Underwhelming.
    Under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the FBI began collecting data on hate crimes committed on the basis of gender identity last year. The FBI presented that data for the first time in this...
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Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Capozzola reviews Hull's "A Scrap of Paper"

    Capozzola reviews Hull's "A Scrap of Paper"
    This past week JOTWELL published Christopher Capozzola's review, "The First World War: International Law Mattered More than You Think," which examines and lauds Isabel Hull's A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the…
  • Dec 17

    New Online Sources on the New Deal

    New Online Sources on the New Deal
    [Legal historians of taxation and immigration rejoice: the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library has just put on line the digitized Morgenthau Diaries and Press Conferences and the records of the War Refuge Board.  From the press release:]FDR…
  • Dec 16

    The Berger-Howe Legal History Fellowship

    The Berger-Howe Legal History Fellowship
    [We have the following announcement.]Harvard Law School invites applications for the Berger-Howe Legal History Fellowship for the academic year 2015-16.  Eligible applicants include those who have a first law degree, who have completed…
Rank this Week: 61

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 17

    “Enhanced Interrogation”

    “Enhanced Interrogation”
    We’ve been hearing people talk about “enhanced interrogation” for quite a while. Then the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on the CIA’s use of torture was released this week. And we got another dose of…
  • Dec 9

    Killing Garner

    Killing Garner
    Are we safer with or without the police around? When juries, grand juries and prosecutors regularly decide that plain, on camera, evidence doesn’t show murder, what protects people? It’s too dangerous to put your key in your front…
  • Dec 2

    Libertarians on and off the Court

    Libertarians on and off the Court
    Most Supreme Court justices are libertarians in some sense. But what kind and for whom varies widely. We all believe we have rights to decide lots of things for ourselves. But what are the limits? The more “conservative” the…
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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/
  • Dec 17

    eBay Isn’t Liable for Selling Recalled Merchandise–Hinton v. Amazon

    eBay Isn’t Liable for Selling Recalled Merchandise–Hinton v. Amazon
    Due to Section 230, eBay generally isn’t liable when its merchants sell problematic goods. I believe the earliest ruling establishing this proposition is Stoner v. eBay, a 2000 case over bootleg recordings. More recently, in 2011, a…
  • Dec 16

    First Amendment Bars School Discipline For Student’s Rap Video About School Coache

    First Amendment Bars School Discipline For Student’s Rap Video About School Coache
    Bell was a student at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Mississippi. A few female students told Bell that two male athletic coaches had made inappropriate comments toward them. Bell, an aspiring rapper, made a video about the two…
  • Dec 15

    Lawyer Disciplined for Sending Facebook Message to Adverse Party

    Lawyer Disciplined for Sending Facebook Message to Adverse Party
    An 18 year old had sex with a co-worker and ended up pregnant. She gave up the baby for adoption, but the biological father did not consent. The mother had signed an adoption consent form. Prior to the date of...
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madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Dec 17

    Innovating Legal Education at AALS

    Innovating Legal Education at AALS
    I am speaking on a couple of panels at the upcoming AALS (Associaton of American Law Schools) meeting in Washington, DC.  The more provocative of the two is the “AALS President’s Program – Implementing Innovation in Law…
  • Dec 9

    The Future of Copyright: Teaching

    The Future of Copyright: Teaching
    IP law seems to be moving so quickly these days that figuring out how to teach it and what to teach is ever more challenging.  This month (December), I’m grading final Fall papers and preparing for Spring courses, and that ……
  • Dec 1

    Governing Knowledge Commons Makes a Great Holiday Gift

    Governing Knowledge Commons Makes a Great Holiday Gift
    for the innovation-minded friend, colleague, or family member. This amazing book, published by Oxford University Press in September 2014, features a stunning and colorful cover (below!), a framework for empirical investigation of innovation…
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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

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

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
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Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 300

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 23

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 17

    “Brian Sinclair Did Not Have to Die”

    “Brian Sinclair Did Not Have to Die”
    Brian Lloyd Sinclair died in September 2008 in the emergency department waiting room of Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre at the age of 45. He was pronounced dead in the early hours of September 21, 2008 after he had spent some 34…
  • Dec 17

    Avoiding Communications Claims in Litigation

    Avoiding Communications Claims in Litigation
    No matter what the area of practice, the number one source of claims at LAWPRO is a breakdown in communication between the lawyer and client. Between 2008 and 2013, nearly 4,600 communications claims – an average of 762 a year –…
  • Dec 17

    Should the ICC Do Anything About CIA Torture?

    Should the ICC Do Anything About CIA Torture?
    It shouldn’t come as any surprise to you that, before December 2014, the United States tortured its detainees. However, when the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a 525-page excerpt of its findings on the US detainee…
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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Dec 17

    Drag Race Death Leads To Suspension And, Now, Reinstatement

    Drag Race Death Leads To Suspension And, Now, Reinstatement
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney convicted of felony manslaughter and misdemeanor DUI On December 22, 2007, Morgan and his best friend and law partner, Andre Carolina, were having a few drinks after work. At one point…
  • Dec 17

    A Partner You Wouldn't Want To Have

    A Partner You Wouldn't Want To Have
    An attorney who defaulted on allegations that he had misappropriated over $100,000 due to his law firm was disbarred by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. The Departmental Disciplinary Committee seeks an order…
  • Dec 17

    The Same Brief Times 31

    The Same Brief Times 31
    The Ohio Supreme Court has imposed a stayed two-year suspension of an attorney who had filed the identical brief in 31 of 35 criminal appeals: Since being admitted to the bar in 2001, respondent has been a solo practitioner. In...
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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/
  • Dec 17

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Lindsey D. Blanchard, Charitable Nonprofits' Use of Noncompetition Agreements: Having the Best of Both Worlds, 44 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 277 (2014) Wenqing Liao, Efficient Breach in the Common European Sales Law, 41 Syracuse J. Int'l L. &…
  • Dec 16

    Call for Applications: Project on the Foundations of Private Law

    Call for Applications: Project on the Foundations of Private Law
    Harvard Law School POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP, 2015-2017 PURPOSE: The Project on the Foundations of Private Law is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to scholarly research in private law. Applicants should be…
  • Dec 15

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 451 Use and Perception of International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation: A Preliminary Report on Issues Relating to the Proposed…
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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/
  • Dec 17

    Jeannie Suk On Teaching Rape Law

    Jeannie Suk On Teaching Rape Law
    She's got an interesting piece up, The Trouble with Teaching Rape Law, over at the New Yorker. I think almost every crim prof spends some time strategizing about whether, and how, to address the crime of rape. Many don't teach...
  • Dec 17

    Jim Gardner Named Interim Dean Of Buffalo Law

    Jim Gardner Named Interim Dean Of Buffalo Law
    Professor James Gardner of SUNY Buffalo School of Law has been named interim dean of the law school, succeeding Makau Mutua. He takes over at the end of the month. Gardner served as vice-dean from 2005-12.
  • Dec 16

    Scalia and Torture

    Scalia and Torture
    I have posted an article on Salon about Justice Antonin Scalia's recent comments on torture. The title is Scalia's Torture Debacle, and the link is here. Here are the opening paragraphs: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia cannot bring…
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Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Dec 17

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: The Value of Role Reversal

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: The Value of Role Reversal
    Not so long ago, medical researchers had a habit of using themselves as guinea pigs. Many scientists saw self-experimentation as the most ethical way to try out their ideas. By going first, researchers could test their hypotheses and see…
  • Dec 12

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    David Bardey, Philippe De Donder, Cesar Mantilla, Adverse Selection vs Discrimination Risk with Genetic Testing. An Experimental Approach, SSRN. Bernadette M. McSherry, Mental Health Laws: Where to from Here?, 40 Monash U. L. Rev.175 (2014).
  • Dec 10

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: Inclusive Research Oversight

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: Inclusive Research Oversight
    Professionals like researchers, doctors, ethicists, and lawyers are largely responsible for the regulations and ethical guidelines that govern human subject research. Nearly everyone appointed to the groups that develop and apply research…
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