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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
  • Jan 31

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy

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

    State of the Law Center

    State of the Law Center
    No description is available at this time.
  • Sep 28

    Hart Lecture

    Hart Lecture
    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV6u-fSinxcxvjMPZj9GG5g/live
Rank this Week: 534

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Senator Warren has more twitter-fun with Dopey Donald Chump

    Senator Warren has more twitter-fun with Dopey Donald Chump
    This is funny.
  • Oct 1

    Jason Stanley in the news...

    Jason Stanley in the news...
    ...sort of, a propos last week's melodrama. (Thanks to several readers who sent this along.)
  • Sep 30

    New books in September

    New books in September
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books this month: American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals & Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice by Albert J. Raboteau (Princeton University Press, 2016). Normative…
Rank this Week: 36

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

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 1

    The Puzzling Polls (by William Hausdorff)

    The Puzzling Polls (by William Hausdorff)
    By William HausdorffOne of the signature features of this bizarre political campaign was evident within the first few minutes of the presidential debate: Donald Trump simply lacks the knowledge and temperament to be President, in stark…
  • Sep 30

    Parsing Posner's Peevishne

    Parsing Posner's Peevishne
    by Michael DorfThe Autumn 2016 issue of the Journal of Legal Education includes a book review by me of Judge Richard Posner's book Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary, along with a reply by Posner. Overall, my review of Posner's…
  • Sep 29

    Bad Economics and Worse Debate Analysi

    Bad Economics and Worse Debate Analysi
    by Neil H. BuchananI wrote my analysis of this week's presidential debate after shutting myself off from the media's reactions to the event, because I wanted to ignore the campaigns' attempts to spin the results and to form my own opinion…
Rank this Week: 238

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 1

    Heirs May Not Have to be Blood Related to Inherit Some of Prince's Estate

    Heirs May Not Have to be Blood Related to Inherit Some of Prince's Estate
    In recent legal developments, potential heirs are finding out that you may not have to be a blood relative to inherit some of Prince’s estate. Because Prince died intestate, his sister and five half-siblings will soon likely be declared…
  • Sep 30

    Article on Privatizing Religious Matters in Divorce and Inheritance

    Article on Privatizing Religious Matters in Divorce and Inheritance
    Robin Fretwell Wilson recently published an Article entitled, Privatizing Family Law in the Name of Religion, 18 Wm. & Mary Bill of Rts. J. 925 (2010). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This Essay examines a movement across...
  • Sep 30

    Avoiding Ademption

    Avoiding Ademption
    Failing to maintain and update your will can cause major problems with ademption. Ademption occurs when a specific bequest is no longer present in the testator’s estate at death. There are two types of ademption—by satisfaction or…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Oct 1

    Statistics Matter

    Statistics Matter
    In my last post, I discussed the need to consider both sides of the ratio when examining bar passage rates. Looking only at a particular law school’s passage without examining the overall bar passage numbers can lead to incorrect…
  • Sep 30

    Thank you for your hospitality!

    Thank you for your hospitality!
    To The Faculty Lounge administrators – thank you for inviting me into The Lounge this month as a guest blogger. To The Faculty Lounge community – thank you for the very warm reception. I’ve received comments posted to the blog...
  • Sep 30

    Bruce Springsteen and Depression

    Bruce Springsteen and Depression
    The Boss's candid discussion of his history of depression is the subject of an interesting article by my brother, Alex Lubet. Here are the opening paragraphs: E Street lead guitarist Steve Van Zandt once said Bruce Springsteen never took…
Rank this Week: 88

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

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: 229

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/
  • Oct 1

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Benjamin Wittes shared seven questions on national security and executive powers that he would have liked to ask Donald Trump in this week’s presidential debate. He also reflected on the debate by asking why there is such a profound gap…
  • Sep 30

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The intensity of the Russian and Syrian offensive is driving rebel groups to ally with extremist factions linked to al-Qaeda, the Wall Street Journal reports. The insurgents—including groups formerly backed by the United…
  • Sep 30

    The Trump National Security Paradox

    The Trump National Security Paradox
    To my knowledge, the first explicit argument—at least by a prominent member of the national security community—that the man who would become the Republican standard bearer for President in 2016 poses a threat to U.S. national…
Rank this Week: 69

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 1

    ABA Tax Section Fall CLE Meeting

    ABA Tax Section Fall CLE Meeting
    The ABA Tax Section concludes its three-day joint Fall CLE Meeting with the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section today in Boston. The full program is here. Tax Profs with speaking roles today include: Employee Benefits: Kathryn…
  • Oct 1

    EEOC To Sue Denver Law School For Underpaying Female Faculty

    EEOC To Sue Denver Law School For Underpaying Female Faculty
    Following up on my previous posts: Female Denver Law Prof Files EEOC Complaint Over Lowest Salary Among Tenured Professors ($109,000) (July 11, 2013) EEOC: Denver Law School Is Underpaying Female Faculty, Who May Recover $1.2 Million In…
  • Oct 1

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1241

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1241
    Judicial Watch Press Release, Democratic Senator Sought Justice Department and IRS Criminal Prosecutions of Conservatives in 2013: Judicial Watch today released 72 pages of Department of Justice documents revealing email conversations between…
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Oct 1

    Position at UCI Law Still Available for Applicant

    Position at UCI Law Still Available for Applicant
    Dear Colleagues, UCI Law is still actively recruiting for an Assistant/Associate Director of Academic Skills. Since we are hiring for the long-term, please feel free to apply even if you will not be available until January or summer of…
  • Oct 1

    Director of Bar Studies Position at Seattle U

    Director of Bar Studies Position at Seattle U
    Position Title Director of Bar Studies Program Position Number Staff_11262 Department Law School Additional Department Market Reference Pay Range 14 FLSA Status Exempt Position Category Professional Position Type Full-time Months Per Year 12…
  • Sep 30

    Law School Action Comic

    Law School Action Comic
    (Alex Ruskell)
Rank this Week: 676

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Oct 1

    Gone Up To Oxford To Read ...

    Gone Up To Oxford To Read ...
    Law. In my continuing quest to eliminate, or at least avoid, the need to shovel or walk in snow unless I've chosen to be (1) on or near enough to mountains and high enough that snow is to be expected...
  • Sep 30

    Isn't Canada Better than the USA?

    Isn't Canada Better than the USA?
    Dear Sir or Madam, This week we have broken down the components of Canada’s constitution, written and unwritten, rigid through legislation and flexible through case law. Today we’ll move from our living constitution’s composition to its…
  • Sep 29

    Justice Brown's Miller v Jackson

    Justice Brown's Miller v Jackson
    Lord Denning wrote many famous judgments, one of which was Miller v Jackson. Channeling Lord Denning this morning, Justice Brown issued what could have been an otherwise mundane tariff and customs case but instead became a well-written…
Rank this Week: 986

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/
Rank this Week: 19

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Oct 1

    Court of Appeals finds parents unfit, affirms termination of parental right

    Court of Appeals finds parents unfit, affirms termination of parental right
    From The Indiana Lawyer: The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed Monday a decision to terminate parental rights after both parents failed to show evidence that allowing them to maintain their rights would be in the best interest of the…
  • Sep 30

    Local father desperate after son is reportedly taken to Russia

    Local father desperate after son is reportedly taken to Russia
    From ABC News 10: QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Queensbury man is raising awareness to a growing global issue of International Child Abduction. It happens when a child is wrongfully taken and held in another country by a parent.…
  • Sep 29

    Family courts face 'imminent crisis' over huge rise in care application

    Family courts face 'imminent crisis' over huge rise in care application
    From The Guardian: The family court service in England and Wales is facing a “clear and imminent crisis” because of a sustained increase in the number of child care cases, its most senior judge has said. In an emergency statement...
Rank this Week: 140

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 1

    In Deposition, Donald Trump Says Illegal Immigration Led to Nomination

    In Deposition, Donald Trump Says Illegal Immigration Led to Nomination
    The New York Times reports on the release of a videotaped deposition of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in a piece of civil litigation. A Washington judge made public the videotaped deposition. The video shows Mr. Trump…
  • Sep 30

    Twenty Year Anniversary of IIRIRA

    Twenty Year Anniversary of IIRIRA
    It is an anniversary of sorts today. On September 30, 1996, the U.S. Congress enacted the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), dramatically changing U.S. immigration policy and setting in motion a…
  • Sep 30

    Trump's Racism and Sexism is Getting Worse Everyday

    Trump's Racism and Sexism is Getting Worse Everyday
    Joan Walsh writes for the Nation: It’s no accident that three of Trump’s victims—[Alicia] Machado, the Khan family and Judge Gonzalo Curiel—are not white. Hostility to minorities is the animating energy of the campaign. But the…
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • Oct 1

    Misuse Of Trust Account Draws Suspension In One Case, Reprimand In Another

    Misuse Of Trust Account Draws Suspension In One Case, Reprimand In Another
    An attorney who had misused his trust account has been suspended for 130 days by the Hawai'i Supreme Court. we conclude that, between February 1, 2014 and January 31, 2015, the client trust account maintained by Respondent Wilson primarily…
  • Sep 30

    Trust But Verify

    Trust But Verify
    The North Carolina State Bar has filed a complaint alleging that an attorney had delegated trust account administration to a paralegal who stole entrusted funds. Notably, it is alleged that he continued to employ her after learning of the…
  • Sep 30

    Judge Being Judged

    Judge Being Judged
    Disciplinary argument involving a judge who refused to perform same-sex marriages has been scheduled, according to a recent report by the Statesman Journal. The Oregon Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments regarding the judicial fitness…
Rank this Week: 63

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 1

    Electronic Chattel Paper – Changing the Medium

    Electronic Chattel Paper – Changing the Medium
    A private correspondent writes: “Have you ever heard of any cases on electronic chattel paper that is subsequently printed out (apparently called “papering out” in the biz) and the printed version being considered as an…
  • Sep 30

    What Do You Do?

    What Do You Do?
    What do you do? It is a seemingly easy question. It may be an invitation for small talk or formal proposal. But how do you respond? What things should you mention? How much should you say? It is an open-ended question that should be easy to…
  • Sep 29

    Default vs Diversity

    Default vs Diversity
    I recently attended an access to justice conference where the majority of speakers and attendees were white men. As a South Asian woman my presence felt conspicuous. This circumstance didn’t feel intentional or nefarious, it was clearly…
Rank this Week: 29

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 191

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/
Rank this Week: 94

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 761

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 30

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Legal historian Lawrence Friedman (Stanford University) is out with a new installment to his Frank May mystery series: The Late Doctor Savage (Quid Pro books). CFP: e-mail Ashley Rubin (ashley.rubin@utoronto.ca) for details on submitting…
  • Sep 30

    Doing History: Comparing Approaches to the Historian's Craft

    Doing History: Comparing Approaches to the Historian's Craft
    [We have the following announcement.]Since 1991, the Supreme Court Historical Society, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and the White House Historical Association have partnered to present the National Heritage Lecture. The 2016 National…
  • Sep 30

    Pye on the Black Lawyer before Brown v. Board of Education

    Pye on the Black Lawyer before Brown v. Board of Education
    David Kenneth Pye, an independent scholar who holds a PhD from the University of California, San Diego, has posted Before Civil Rights Was in Vogue: The Black Lawyer Before Brown:Scholars cannot become too infatuated with Equal Protection…
Rank this Week: 56

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    New Issue: Questions of International Law

    New Issue: Questions of International Law
    The latest issue of Questions of International Law / Questioni di Diritto Internazionale (no. 31, 2016) is out. Contents include:The fight against terrorism, democracy and the power to revoke citizenshipIntroduced by Silvia Borelli and Maria…
  • Sep 30

    Voon: Philip Morris v Uruguay: Implications for Public Health

    Voon: Philip Morris v Uruguay: Implications for Public Health
    Tania S.L. Voon (Univ. of Melbourne - Law) has posted Philip Morris v Uruguay: Implications for Public Health (Journal of World Investment & Trade, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This short article considers the implications for public…
  • Sep 30

    Warwas: The Liability of Arbitral Institutions: Legitimacy Challenges and Functional Response

    Warwas: The Liability of Arbitral Institutions: Legitimacy Challenges and Functional Response
    Barbara Alicja Warwas (Hague Univ. of Applied Sciences - Law) has published The Liability of Arbitral Institutions: Legitimacy Challenges and Functional Responses (Asser Press 2016). Here's the abstract:The topic of civil liability in…
Rank this Week: 48

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 30

    Dhami & al-Nowaihi on Deterrence & Non-Expected Utility Theory

    Dhami & al-Nowaihi on Deterrence & Non-Expected Utility Theory
    Sanjit Dhami (University of Leicester) & Ali al-Nowaihi (University of Leicester - Department of Economics) have posted An Extension of the Becker Proposition to Non-Expected Utility Theory on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a seminal…
  • Sep 30

    Frye on Public Trust and the Sale of Art by Museum

    Frye on Public Trust and the Sale of Art by Museum
    Brian L. Frye (University of Kentucky - College of Law) has posted Art & the 'Public Trust' in Municipal Bankruptcy (University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2013, the City of Detroit filed...
  • Sep 30

    Gelpern & Gerding on Safe Asset

    Gelpern & Gerding on Safe Asset
    Anna Gelpern and Erik F. Gerding (Georgetown University Law Center and University of Colorado Law School) have posted Inside Safe Assets (Yale Journal on Regulation, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: “Safe assets” is a catch-all…
Rank this Week: 10

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 30

    Heinz Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 1986

    Heinz Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 1986
    Helen and I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this weekend, so I'm digging down to the bottom of the cellar for wines from the 1986 vintage. Tonight I made a roasted Rohan duck with duck... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Sep 29

    The Road Les Traveled III (California) NV

    The Road Les Traveled III (California) NV
    This non-vintage red wine from Behrens Family Winery is a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Tempranillo, 4% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Grenache. Despite the substantial... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 29

    The Economist's Schumpeter column comments on Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability

    The Economist's Schumpeter column comments on Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability
    This week's Economist includes a very nice mention of Todd Henderson and my new book Limited Liability: A Legal and Economic Analysis : Critics of corporate “excesses” have developed an even more... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 106

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 30

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?
    Thanks to Howard for organizing this discussion about the upcoming election. I’m excited for the conversation. As if this particular election cycle needed more complications, a massive obstacle faces courts and litigants (and, by extension,…
  • Sep 30

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?
    Thanks to Howard for organizing this discussion about the upcoming election. I’m excited for the conversation. As if this particular election cycle needed more complications, a massive obstacle faces courts and litigants (and, by extension,…
  • Sep 30

    Roy Moore suspended for remainder of term

    Roy Moore suspended for remainder of term
    The Alabama Court of the Judiciary suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore for the remainder of his term in office. The focus of the charges was a January 2016 administrative order, in which Moore advised the state's probate judges that the court's…
Rank this Week: 25

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Rational market

    Rational market
    Justin Wolfers speculates, based on stock price movements as Clinton's chances improved during Monday night's debate, that a Trump victory would lower stock prices by 10 to 12 percent, even though he has promised enormous corporate tax cuts…
  • Sep 28

    The Trump tax-exempt foundation story

    The Trump tax-exempt foundation story
    I was among many tax people who spoke to David Farenthold as he researched his Washington Post story on diversion of income from Donald Trump to his tax-exempt foundation.  In case you haven't seen the story, the key reveal is that…
  • Sep 27

    Exposed

    Exposed
    Let's face it, there's something almost glamorous about being an existential threat to everything positive that the United States has accomplished over the last two-plus centuries, such as prosperity, the rule of law, progress towards racial…
Rank this Week: 659

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 30

    The American Role in International Surrogacy

    The American Role in International Surrogacy
    At the beginning of September, I attended a conference on international surrogacy at the University of Hong Kong.  It confirmed my growing recognition of the importance of globalization of fertility treatments.   It also…
  • Sep 30

    The Many Options Available to Resolve the Brangelina Family Break-Up

    The Many Options Available to Resolve the Brangelina Family Break-Up
    by Jane C. Murphy and Jana Singer The recent announcement that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and is seeking sole physical custody of their six children has triggered tabloid speculation about the ugly fight to come. But…
  • Sep 28

    FAN 125 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book spotlights First Amendment freedom & LGBT equality

    FAN 125 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book spotlights First Amendment freedom & LGBT equality
    It comes out this March: The First Amendment and LGBT Equality: A Contentious History (Harvard University Press, 320 pp.). The author is Carlos A. Ball, the Distinguished Professor of Law and Judge Frederick Lacey Scholar at the…
Rank this Week: 38

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

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

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 93

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 30

    Tax Court is, Indeed, a "Court" (Under FOIA)

    Tax Court is, Indeed, a "Court" (Under FOIA)
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Rudolph Contreras (D.D.C.) ruled in Byers v. United States Tax Court that the Tax Court is a "court," not an "agency," under FOIA. The ruling means that the Tax Court isn't…
  • Sep 30

    Eleventh Circuit Upholds PAC-to-PAC Transfer Ban

    Eleventh Circuit Upholds PAC-to-PAC Transfer Ban
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Eleventh Circuit this week rejected a First Amendment challenge to Alabama's ban on PAC-to-PAC political contributions. The ruling upholds Alabama's ban and deepens a split in the circuits. The…
  • Sep 30

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its 50 page opinion the Alabama Court of the Judiciary has suspended (former) Chief Justice Roy Moore for the remainder of his elected term on the Alabama...
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Sep 30

    Payments Law Meets Free Speech at the Supreme Court

    Payments Law Meets Free Speech at the Supreme Court
    Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case of Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman, which could result in a significant change in the way end users perceive credit card use. The issuing banks and card…
  • Sep 29

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (September 29, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (September 29, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 336 Choice of Forum Agreements Under the Brussels I Recast and Under the Hague Convention: Coherences and Clashes Matthias Weller EBS Universität…
  • Sep 29

    Anti-SLAPP Motion Granted when Filing Suit in Spite of Contractual Promise Not to Do So

    Anti-SLAPP Motion Granted when Filing Suit in Spite of Contractual Promise Not to Do So
    In 2012, Mr. Flores decided to go skydiving in California. He contracted with Skydive Monterey Bay Inc. (“Skydive”) to do so. Unfortunately, his parachute deployed prematurely, rendering him unconscious during the jump that in turn…
Rank this Week: 135

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Sep 30

    Fordham’s 11th Annual Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation

    Fordham’s 11th Annual Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation
    Here’s an announcement from MFOI Jackie Nolan-Haley: Fordham’s 11th Annual Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation:  New Developments, New Challenges, and New Ideas in International Dispute Resolution Friday, 14…
  • Sep 29

    14th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute

    14th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute
    The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is hosting the ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s 14th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute on October 6 and 7 in our swanky new building in…
  • Sep 27

    Works in Progress Scavenger Hunt

    Works in Progress Scavenger Hunt
    One of the fun events we had this past weekend at the conference was a scavenger hunt around Marquette’s campus as a break between the 28 amazing presentations that we had over the course of a day and half.  Here are…
Rank this Week: 380

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Sep 30

    Recently published on SSRN (and…

    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in Drake Law Review): "Under the Radar: Neuroimaging Evidence in the Criminal Courtroom" LYN M. GAUDET, Arizona State University (ASU) - Center for Law, Science, and Innovation GARY E. MARCHANT,…
  • Sep 30

    International Bioethics Retreat in Pari

    International Bioethics Retreat in Pari
  • Sep 29

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    "Sixth Sense" May Be More Than Just a Feeling, NIH The Psychology Behind Why Clowns Creep Us Out, The Conversation Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence, NPR Can CRISPR–Cas9 Boost Intelligence?, Scientific…
Rank this Week: 240

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 30

    Advice for New Law Students from D.C. Bar Member

    Advice for New Law Students from D.C. Bar Member
    Members of the D.C. Bar's Board of Governors talk about what they wish they knew while in law school, and offer advice on how law students can make the most of their time. Several of the Board members are law...
  • Sep 30

    4 tips for improving your writing from the Harvard Business Review

    4 tips for improving your writing from the Harvard Business Review
    These tips come from HBR columnist Josh Bernoff, author of Writing Without Bullshit: Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean. Interestingly, Josh is sharing this advice in response to a survey he conducted earlier this year among people…
  • Sep 29

    Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Students; Ask What Your Students Can Do For Themselves by Louis Schulze

    Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Students; Ask What Your Students Can Do For Themselves by Louis Schulze
    Louis Schulze has an interesting post about creating self-directed learners on the Faculty Lounge: Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Students; Ask What Your Students Can Do For Themselves. In it, he explains why students at his law...
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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 30

    Fisk & Richardson on Police Union

    Fisk & Richardson on Police Union
    Catherine Fisk and L. Song Richardson (University of California, Irvine School of Law and University of California, Irvine School of Law) have posted Police Unions (George Washington Law Review, Vol. 85, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Sep 30

    Sheley on Victim Impact Statements and Expressive Punishment

    Sheley on Victim Impact Statements and Expressive Punishment
    Erin L. Sheley (University of Calgary Faculty of Law) has posted Victim Impact Statements and Expressive Punishment in the Age of Social Media (Wake Forest Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Victim impact statements (VIS)…
  • Sep 29

    Bailey on Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence

    Bailey on Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence
    Jane Bailey (University of Ottawa - Common Law Section) has posted Canadian Legal Approaches to 'Cyberbullying' and Cyberviolence: An Overview on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As early as the mid 1990s Canadian economic and social policy…
Rank this Week: 52

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

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended From Office Over Same-Sex Marriage Order

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended From Office Over Same-Sex Marriage Order
    Alabama's 9-member Court of the Judiciary today unanimously concluded that Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore violated various Canons of Judicial Ethics in issuing an order to state probate judges telling them they had a duty under…
  • Sep 30

    Nevada Supreme Court Upholds School Choice Plan, But Invalidates Appropriations For It

    Nevada Supreme Court Upholds School Choice Plan, But Invalidates Appropriations For It
    In Schwartz v. Lopez, (NV Sup. Ct., Sept. 29, 2016), the Nevada Supreme Court gave a mixed victory to opponents of the state's school choice program.  The state's Educational Savings Account program is the most extensive in the…
  • Sep 30

    Two RLUIPA Suits Over Rezoning For Islamic School Are Settled

    Two RLUIPA Suits Over Rezoning For Islamic School Are Settled
    According to the Ann Arbor News, Pittsfield Township, Michigan yesterday reached agreements to settle two related RLUIPA lawsuits challenging the township's refusal to rezone a vacant parcel of land for construction of a pre-K through 12…
Rank this Week: 23

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 30

    People v. Bell (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 29, 2016)

    People v. Bell (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 29, 2016)
    Michael Bell committed a horrible crime.  Which the Court of Appeal describes in chilling detail.He was nine days short of his 15th birthday at the time, and no one actually died, so he's got to have at least the possibility of getting…
  • Sep 30

    Cameranesi v. US DOD (9th Cir. - Sept. 30, 2016)

    Cameranesi v. US DOD (9th Cir. - Sept. 30, 2016)
    Panel draws matter.The issue here is whether the public should be permitted under FOIA to view the names of students at the School of the Americas (now called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation).The majority says that…
  • Sep 29

    Coe v. City of San Diego (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 28, 2016)

    Coe v. City of San Diego (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 28, 2016)
    R.I.P. Cheetah's San Diego.Personally, I'm not into strip clubs.  For the obvious, traditional reasons and more.  As for the rules, in San Diego, you need a permit, and also can't serve alcohol if the dancers are "nude".  Plus…
Rank this Week: 160

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 30

    Public Policy Forum on the Forthcoming FTC Report on Patent Assertion Entities Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Public Policy Forum on the Forthcoming FTC Report on Patent Assertion Entities Thursday, October 13, 2016
    The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will host a Public Policy Forum on the Forthcoming FTC Report on Patent Assertion Entities. This lunch-time forum event will be held at Top of...
  • Sep 30

    Arbitration and Competition Law: Integrating Europe Through Arbitration

    Arbitration and Competition Law: Integrating Europe Through Arbitration
    Marianela Lopez-Galdos, GW Law, describes Arbitration and Competition Law: Integrating Europe Through Arbitration. ABSTRACT: The analysis presents an insightful study of how the use of arbitration to solve antitrust-related disputes is…
  • Sep 30

    EU Competition Rules in the Insurance Sector: A Different World in Change

    EU Competition Rules in the Insurance Sector: A Different World in Change
    Fabian Stancke, Brunswick European Law School and Josef Hainz, Dentons Europe LLP discuss EU Competition Rules in the Insurance Sector: A Different World in Change. ABSTRACT: Although the insurance industry is subject not only to its…
Rank this Week: 21

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Sep 30

    Likely Houston Zika Outbreak Complicated by Texas's Conservative Position on Reproductive Right

    Likely Houston Zika Outbreak Complicated by Texas's Conservative Position on Reproductive Right
    HoustonPress (Sept. 19, 2016): Texas's Conservatism on Reproductive Rights May Make Fighting Zika Harder, by Carter Sherman: As Houston braces for an outbreak of Zika (the city's mosquito season will extend well into October), activists are…
  • Sep 29

    Marrying LGBTQ Liberation and Reproductive Justice

    Marrying LGBTQ Liberation and Reproductive Justice
    Advocate (Sept. 19, 2016): An LGBTQ Organization Puts Its Weight Behind Ending an Insidious, Antiwoman Law, by Candace Bond-Theriault: This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, the law that withholds coverage for abortion…
  • Sep 28

    Dismantling the Abortion vs. Religion Debate Through an Inclusive Judaism

    Dismantling the Abortion vs. Religion Debate Through an Inclusive Judaism
    Bustle (Sept. 14, 2016): This Feminist Rabbi Is Dismantling the Abortion vs. Religion Debate, by Cate Carrejo: Jewish values emphasize equality and dignity for all people above all. For Rabbi Lori Koffman this means taking care of everyone's…
Rank this Week: 78

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 30

    Hiring at Georgetown

    Hiring at Georgetown
    Georgetown Law, and the Law Center's Language Center, are hiring another fellow. More information about that position and other legal writing jobs is available by clicking here. Hat tip to Almas Khan. (mew)
  • Sep 28

    Destruction of Cultural Heritage is a War Crime

    Destruction of Cultural Heritage is a War Crime
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) this week found a Malian Islamist accused of destroying historical and religious monuments in the fabled city of Timbuktu guilty in the first-ever prosecution of the destruction of cultural heritage as a…
  • Sep 28

    Palau Underscores Dangers of Climate Change, Global Conflict, Violent Extremism, and Nuclear Weapon

    Palau Underscores Dangers of Climate Change, Global Conflict, Violent Extremism, and Nuclear Weapon
    Addressing the General Assembly, Palau’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations underlined this week the urgency of addressing challenges such as threats from climate change, global conflict, issues of migrants and refugees, violent…
Rank this Week: 173

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
Rank this Week: 155

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Edited by I. Richard Gershon, Paul E. McGreal and Cynthia L. Fountaine.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Sep 30

    Faculty Bloodletting

    Faculty Bloodletting
    I've heard from faculty members at two law schools just this week who report (not for attribution) that their law schools either are laying off a substantial number of faculty (the faculty member's word was "bloodletting") or that buy-out…
  • Jun 21

    [Not] Supporting Arizona

    [Not] Supporting Arizona
    [by Rick Bales] As the headline in the post immediately below points out, 3/4 of U.S. law deans supported University of Arizona Law's bid to use the GRE as an alternative to the LSAT. That does not imply support for...
  • May 5

    3/4 of Law Deans Sign Letter to LSAC Supporting U of Arizona

    3/4 of Law Deans Sign Letter to LSAC Supporting U of Arizona
    National Law Journal story here. It is not very common for that many deans to agree on pretty much anything.
Rank this Week: 4447

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    “Computer Crime,” Batman and Nude Photograph

    “Computer Crime,” Batman and Nude Photograph
    This post examines an opinion from the Colorado Court of Appeals:  People v. Galang, 2016 WL 2605652 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[d]efendant, Ronino Reyes Galang, appeals the judgment of conviction entered on…
  • Sep 26

    The Escort Service, the Text Messages and First-Degree Murder

    The Escort Service, the Text Messages and First-Degree Murder
    This post examines an opinion from the District Court of Appeals of Florida -- Fourth District:  Ho v. State, 2016 WL 4916840 (2016).  [a]ppellant Jimmy Ho was convicted of kidnapping and first degree murder with a firearm…
  • Sep 23

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Superior Courtof New Jersey – Appellate Division: Roberts v. Mintz, 2016 WL 3981128 (2016) (per curiam). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[p]laintiffs Donna Roberts and Dawn…
Rank this Week: 286

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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