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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: 538

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: 230

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 3

    Yesterday's criminal law/procedure cert grant

    Yesterday's criminal law/procedure cert grant
    Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: County of Los Angeles v. Mendez: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit's “provocation” rule should be barred as it conflicts with Graham v. Connor…
  • Dec 3

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 3,414 Do White Police Officers Unfairly Target Black Suspects? John R. Lott and Carlisle E. Moody Crime Prevention Research Center and College of William and Mary -…
  • Dec 2

    Chavis on Body-Mounted Police Camera

    Chavis on Body-Mounted Police Camera
    Kami Chavis (Wake Forest University Law School) has posted Body-Mounted Police Cameras: A Primer on Police Accountability vs. Privacy (Howard Law Journal, Vol. 58, No. 3, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Immediately following the shooting…
Rank this Week: 52

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Dec 3

    Will the soon to be two-member SEC be able to act?

    Will the soon to be two-member SEC be able to act?
    Broc Romanek reminds us that with the impending resignation of Mary Jo White as SEC Chairman, there is likely to be a period in which the SEC has only two members. (No announcement yet of who Trump... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Dec 3

    Usha Rodrigues on America's Test Kitchen v. Kimball

    Usha Rodrigues on America's Test Kitchen v. Kimball
    Like Usha Rodrigues, I'm a big fan of Cook's Illustrated and the rest of the American test Kitchen family. Christopher Kimball, however, not so much. I always found him a bit too prissy and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Nov 30

    Dealing with Trump's conflicts of interest (the DGCL 144/SOX 406 analogy)

    Dealing with Trump's conflicts of interest (the DGCL 144/SOX 406 analogy)
    Milan Markovic writes On Trump and Divestment: I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 106

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/
  • Dec 3

    Muslim Students Tells Who They Are

    Muslim Students Tells Who They Are
    A group of Muslim students at the University of Wisconsin produced this timely 3:34 minute video. The students tell us what they like, what they are not, and who they are. Well worth watching. You can access it here. Thanks...
  • Dec 2

    How Much Do Expert Witnesses Charge?

    How Much Do Expert Witnesses Charge?
    This information is valuable to those who are asked to serve as expert witnesses. According to a broad based survey by The Expert Institute, the average national rate for case review is $351. For depositions, it’s $459. For testimony,…
  • Dec 1

    Best law schools for bar exam preparation according to National Jurist Magazine

    Best law schools for bar exam preparation according to National Jurist Magazine
    National Jurist Magazine has compiled a list of 40 law schools that punch above their weight when it comes to helping students pass the bar exam. In other words, these are schools where students perform better than expected on the...
Rank this Week: 3878

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Dec 3

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post
    July 2016 California Bar Exam Carnage Law School Rankings By Job Placement Penn Prof: 10-15 Law Schools May Close Law School Dean Wants al-Qaeda To Go After The U.S. News Rankings Brooklyn Law School Sues Property Professor For Refusing To…
  • Dec 3

    Brooklyn Law School Sells Real Estate For $148m, Raising Endowment To $225m

    Brooklyn Law School Sells Real Estate For $148m, Raising Endowment To $225m
    New York Law Journal, Brooklyn Law School Sells Office Building for $76.5M: Brooklyn Law School has sold a downtown Brooklyn office building to a group of investors for $76.5 million. The move is the latest in the school's multi-year plan to…
  • Dec 3

    WSJ:Taxes Under Trump—Almost Everyone Pays Less, The Richest Pay A Lot Le

    WSJ:Taxes Under Trump—Almost Everyone Pays Less, The Richest Pay A Lot Le
    Wall Street Journal Tax Report: Taxes Under Trump: Almost Everyone Pays Less and the Richest Pay a Lot Less, by Laura Saunders: Steven Mnuchin, the likely next Treasury secretary, this week said rich U.S. taxpayers won’t get “an absolute…
Rank this Week: 6

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Dec 3

    Another detailed and depressing report on the harms of bad sentencing in the nation's capital

    Another detailed and depressing report on the harms of bad sentencing in the nation's capital
    The Washington Post has run a series of articles under the title Second-Chance City seeking to thoroughly "examine issues related to repeat violent offenders in the District of Columbia." The latest lengthy article in the series,…
  • Dec 2

    Reviewing another week of developments and questions from Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

    Reviewing another week of developments and questions from Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform
    Absent complaints from readers, I think I am going to return to my habit of closing up my "blogging work-week" in this space by providing a round-up of posts of note from blogging over at Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform....
  • Dec 2

    "The Right to Redemption: Juvenile Dispositions and Sentences"

    "The Right to Redemption: Juvenile Dispositions and Sentences"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by my colleague Katherine Hunt Federle and now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: The punishment of juveniles remains a troubling yet under-theorized aspect of...
Rank this Week: 15

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Dec 3

    Who’s Your Favorite Dictator? - Taki's Magazine

    Who’s Your Favorite Dictator? - Taki's Magazine
    Just as everyone has his favorite crime, so everyone has his favorite dictator. For much of the 20th century, Fidel Castro was the darling of the intellectuals: partly because, like them, he was so slovenly in appearance, and partly…
  • Dec 3

    AFT Pledges to Support Immigrants in Face of Trump Presidency

    AFT Pledges to Support Immigrants in Face of Trump Presidency
    In the wake of Donald Trump winning the presidency after a campaign that often targeted and scapegoated immigrants, Latinos and Muslims, the AFT has pledged to take concrete action to assist these groups, with a particular emphasis on…
  • Dec 3

    GOP rep: Trump has 'extra-constitutional' view of presidency | TheHill

    GOP rep: Trump has 'extra-constitutional' view of presidency | TheHill
    Rep. Justin Amash Justin AmashGOP rep: Trump has 'extra-constitutional' view of presidency Flag burning is just another PR stunt for the media to cover Trump tweets about flag burning, setting off a battle MORE would be all too happy to...
Rank this Week: 93

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    Senator Kaine on the Forever War

    Senator Kaine on the Forever War
    Last Wednesday, Senator Tim Kaine devoted his first Senate speech since the election to the AUMF and the war against ISIL.  The occasion for the speech was the death Naval CPO Scott Dayton, a Virginian who was killed on Thanksgiving day…
  • Dec 3

    The Lawfare Podcast: Al-Shabaab Under the AUMF

    The Lawfare Podcast: Al-Shabaab Under the AUMF
    Earlier this week, the New York Times published a story by Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt, and Mark Mazzetti informing us that the Obama administration had changed its interpretation of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military…
  • Dec 3

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Benjamin Wittes offered a defense of libertarian panic as a response to the Trump administration. He also shared journalist Jonathan Rauch’s query for input from Lawfare readers concerning how to identify when the Trump administration…
Rank this Week: 69

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 3

    Carroll @erinccarroll13 on Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithm

    Carroll @erinccarroll13 on Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithm
    Erin C. Carroll, Georgetown University Law Center, has published Making News: Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithms. Here is the abstract. In deciding privacy lawsuits against media defendants, courts have for decades…
  • Dec 2

    Call For Nominations: 2017 Anthony Shadid Award, Center For Journalism Ethic

    Call For Nominations: 2017 Anthony Shadid Award, Center For Journalism Ethic
    Center for Journalism Ethics Announces 2017 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics seeks nominations for the Anthony Shadid Award for…
  • Nov 28

    MGM Goes To Court To Clear Rights For "Buckaroo Bonzai" TV Serie

    MGM Goes To Court To Clear Rights For "Buckaroo Bonzai" TV Serie
    MGM has filed a lawsuit against Earl MacRauch and Walter Richter, the writer and director, respectively, of the 1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, in order to proceed with a television series using the…
Rank this Week: 39

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 3

    Forbes Top-Earning Dead Celebrities of 2016

    Forbes Top-Earning Dead Celebrities of 2016
    While an unusual amount of celebrities have passed away this year, Michael Jackson tops Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities in 2016 with the March sale of his half of Sony/ATV music publishing catalog for $750 million. Jackson’s…
  • Dec 3

    Call for Stricter State Action on Elder Abuse by Guardian

    Call for Stricter State Action on Elder Abuse by Guardian
    On Wednesday, a Senate committee called for stricter state action to cut down on elder financial abuse by guardians. The General Accountability Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, also noted a lack of state monitoring on elder…
  • Dec 2

    Life Insurance Policy Locator Service

    Life Insurance Policy Locator Service
    The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) offers services to assist consumers in locating life insurance policies and annuity contracts of a deceased family member or close relationship. When a request is received, the NAIC…
Rank this Week: 22

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

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 3

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Making the Modern Criminal Law" by Farmer

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Making the Modern Criminal Law" by Farmer
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Making the Modern Criminal Law: Civil Order and Criminalization by Lindsay Farmer. Here is a description: The Criminalization series arose from an interdisciplinary investigation into criminalization,…
  • Dec 3

    Download of the Week: "Pragmatics and Legal Texts" by Slocum

    Download of the Week: "Pragmatics and Legal Texts" by Slocum
    The Download of the Week is Pragmatics and Legal Texts: How Best to Account for the Gaps between Literal Meaning and Communicative Meaning by Brian G. Slocum. Here is the abstract: It is often assumed or asserted by courts and...
  • Dec 2

    Didwania on Copyright Protection & Cumulative Use of Music

    Didwania on Copyright Protection & Cumulative Use of Music
    Stephanie Holmes Didwania (Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management) has posted Copyright Protection and Cumulative Creation: Evidence from Early Twentieth Century Music on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper uses data from…
Rank this Week: 11

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    Asymmetry

    Asymmetry
    At the risk of belaboring the obvious, suppose that Trump had won the popular vote by 2.5 million, but that Clinton had won the Electoral College via narrow wins in several battleground states.  This alone would have produced a huge,…
  • Nov 29

    High-end inequality colloquium at NYU, week 6: Morse & Bertrand, Trickle-Down Consumption

    High-end inequality colloquium at NYU, week 6: Morse & Bertrand, Trickle-Down Consumption
    This past Monday, Adair Morse of Berkeley presented her paper (coauthored with Marianne Bertrand of U Chicago), Trickle-Down Consumption.The paper is a nice, compressed job of empirical research, published recently but of particular interest…
  • Nov 26

    Music for car trip

    Music for car trip
    Being now newly technologically equipped to play Spotify via my phone through a car stereo, my musical options on long trips are now broader, or at least more flexible and less in need of advance planning, than they used to…
Rank this Week: 659

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

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

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Dec 3

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)
    On September 28, 2016, I audio-taped a 55-minute makeup class on Congressional abrogation of the 11th Amendment, including Kimel, Garrett and Hibbs. The class concluded with an important treaty power case, Missouri v. Holland. I hope you find…
  • Nov 28

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)
    On October 5, 2016, I audio-taped a 55 minute makeup class on presidential power, including the Steel Seizure, Curtiss-Wright and Dames & Moore cases. I hope you find it of interest. Here it is: listen online (no video content):…
  • Nov 21

    State Action, Color of Law and Section 1983

    State Action, Color of Law and Section 1983
    I blogged on February 19, 2015, about the Fourteenth Amendment’s state action requirement. Much earlier, on November 29, 2009, I blogged about the seminal section 1983 decision in Monroe v. Pape and its ruling that, where state…
Rank this Week: 1496

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 3

    Reminder: Assessment Conference in March 2017

    Reminder: Assessment Conference in March 2017
    COMPLIANCE WITH ABA STANDARD 314: FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT IN LARGE CLASSES Institute for Law Teaching & Learning and Emory University School of Law Spring Conference 2017 “Compliance with ABA Standard 314: Formative Assessment in Large…
  • Dec 2

    Books About UFO

    Books About UFO
    A lot of times when I do presentations for high school or college students, people ask me what they should major in if they plan on going to law school. Most of the time I answer Religion or Philosophy for...
  • Dec 1

    Chewing the Cud: Should You Be The Tortoise or the Hare in Exam Prep

    Chewing the Cud: Should You Be The Tortoise or the Hare in Exam Prep
    With exams for many students in full swing, the question becomes how "paced" to "pace" oneself in between a series of final exams. Let me offer one thought as you swing from preparing and tacking one exam to preparing…
Rank this Week: 677

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Dec 3

    What Effect Does the Judge Knowing the Jury Alignment Have on the Allen Charge in the Michael Slager Trial?

    What Effect Does the Judge Knowing the Jury Alignment Have on the Allen Charge in the Michael Slager Trial?
    I've gotten a lot of questions about whether Michael Slager might have grounds for appeal if he is convicted of murdering Walter Scott, given that the judge gave an Allen charge while knowing that the jury was 11-1 in favor...
  • Dec 2

    The Racial Origin of the Allen Charge Used in the Michael Slager Trial

    The Racial Origin of the Allen Charge Used in the Michael Slager Trial
    Today, in the trial of Michael Slager for killing Walter Scott, the jury was apparently deadlocked, leading to the judge giving an Allen charge. So, what is the history of an Allen charge? To get the history of the Allen...
  • Nov 30

    The Prior Inconsistent Statement Project, Part 9 (Kansas)

    The Prior Inconsistent Statement Project, Part 9 (Kansas)
    Kansas is another jurisdiction I have identified as a possible jurisdictions where a recanted prior inconsistent statement not given subject to the penalty of perjury might be sufficient to support a conviction. Let's take a look at the case…
Rank this Week: 308

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Dec 3

    India & Hague Abduction Convention

    India & Hague Abduction Convention
    From the Indian Express: After much deliberation, the Union government has decided that India will not ratify the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980). Signing the multilateral treaty would have meant…
  • Dec 2

    Man must continue to pay child support for son he claimed was his, court hold

    Man must continue to pay child support for son he claimed was his, court hold
    From The Indiana Lawyer: A divided Court of Appeals panel has affirmed an order requiring a non-biological father to pay child support for his wife’s child, finding that because the man supported the child throughout his life, he is…
  • Dec 1

    Kansas Case on Sperm Donor

    Kansas Case on Sperm Donor
    From CBS News: A Kansas judge has ruled that a Topeka man who donated sperm so two women could have a baby together isn’t legally the child’s father and doesn’t have to provide financial support. ... Marotta answered a Craigslist...
Rank this Week: 140

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/
  • Dec 3

    An object lesson in the perils of private enforcement

    An object lesson in the perils of private enforcement
    There are always policy questions about the degree to which public regulation should be enforced by government actors, by private actors, or by a combination of both. In securities law, for example, striking the right balance is a perennial…
  • Dec 2

    Faith and Work in Universitie

    Faith and Work in Universitie
    Earlier, I focused on the faith and work movement in churches, and I plan to add to that post over coming weeks. In this post, I will start aggregating information on faith and work in universities. I plan to list...
  • Dec 2

    See you next week

    See you next week
    I'm in the midst of grading 110 exams while traveling on an ill-timed but worthwhile weekend trip to an orphanage in Haiti. I'm sure you can feel my pain. I'll see you next week with some possible reflections on corporate...
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

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: 107

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 2

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Chicago-Kent notes Christopher Schmidt's receipt of the ASLH's Surrency Prize in this press release.  Congratulations to Harvard Law's Kenneth Mack upon his election to the American Law Institute.The University of Minnesota Law Library…
  • Dec 2

    The Stanford-Penn 10th International Junior Faculty Forum

    The Stanford-Penn 10th International Junior Faculty Forum
    [The Stanford Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School announce their Tenth International Junior Faculty Forum with the following call for papers.]Sponsored by Stanford Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School,…
  • Dec 1

    Charles Donahue Honored

    Charles Donahue Honored
    Charles Donahue (HLS)We missed the Harvard Law School’s conference in honor of the Charles Donahue, the Paul A. Freund Professor of Law, when it was held back in October, but Harvard Law Today has just posted a nice report. …
Rank this Week: 55

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 2

    Attorney Who Concocted Kidnap Story Disbarred

    Attorney Who Concocted Kidnap Story Disbarred
    A remarkable disbarment from Colorado involved a criminal conviction of an attorney who twice falsely claimed to have been abducted. The Denver Channel reported on the conviction. The incidents took place while [attorney] Keil was handling…
  • Dec 2

    Suspension For Domestic Violence

    Suspension For Domestic Violence
    A sanction imposed for domestic violence is summarized on the web page of the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge A hearing board suspended Philip M. Falco III (attorney registration number 27930) from the practice of law for nine months,…
  • Dec 2

    Running On Empty

    Running On Empty
    Reinstatement has been granted to a Colorado attorney who was suspended for advising clients with conflicting interests in a marijuana business. The principle issue was whether a single phone call violated his suspension In our view,…
Rank this Week: 63

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Dec 2

    The Voices We Can’t Hear: How Student Loan Debt Helps Maintain The Status Quo

    The Voices We Can’t Hear: How Student Loan Debt Helps Maintain The Status Quo
    When I began this blog post, I admittedly started in a completely different direction. I kept coming back to a topic that has always intrigued me; how is it that the students we teach get to the point where they are in our class or…
  • Nov 24

    Keeping an experiential identity in bar passage reform

    Keeping an experiential identity in bar passage reform
    Much of the attention of legal educators nationally has been on bar results lately. Given the widespread decline in bar passage in recent years, that is a reasonable and appropriate trend. But in that response, law schools must be careful not…
  • Nov 22

    Examining the Bar

    Examining the Bar
    The Wall Street Journal reports the ABA is proposing an accreditation requirement that 75% of a law school’s graduates sitting for a bar exam must pass it within two years. The article recounts several arguments for and…
Rank this Week: 914

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 2

    People v. Mejia (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 22, 2016)

    People v. Mejia (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 22, 2016)
    I thought when I first read this opinion that Mr. Mejia was only sentenced to four years in prison, and freaked out about that fact when I got to the portion of the opinion when Justice McKinster described the facts of his offenses.  (I…
  • Dec 1

    Westside Estate Agency, Inc. v. Randall (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 1, 2016)

    Westside Estate Agency, Inc. v. Randall (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 1, 2016)
    Justice Hoffstadt begins today's opinion by saying:"We are all familiar with the phrase, “caveat emptor”: Buyer beware. This case deals with its less renowned cousin, “caveat sectorem”: Brokerbeware."Much less…
  • Nov 30

    Driscoll v. Granite Rock Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 30, 2016)

    Driscoll v. Granite Rock Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 30, 2016)
    One thing I like about reading judicial opinions is that you often learn something new.  Though, as a matter of fact, I already knew this part:"The concrete that Granitrock produces is a perishable product that cannot be stored. It is…
Rank this Week: 159

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley
    Inventor Sued for Infringing His Own Patent. You Won't Believe What Happened NextMark A. Lemley Stanford Law SchoolNovember 30, 2016http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Dec 2

    Update re: DMCA re-registration

    Update re: DMCA re-registration
    I have updated my original post to include the information that the Library of Congress, not the CO, set the password requirements, and to add a rant about how re-registration should not be a…
  • Dec 2

    Failing to disclose refund policy does not make price claims literally false

    Failing to disclose refund policy does not make price claims literally false
    First Data Merchant Services Corp. v. SecurityMetrics, Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2016 WL 7010889, No. 15-2301, No. 15-2364 (4thCir. Dec. 1, 2016)Lower court opinion discussed here.  The court of appeals affirmed the district…
Rank this Week: 70

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Supreme Court Grants Cert. In 3 ERISA Church Plan Case

    Supreme Court Grants Cert. In 3 ERISA Church Plan Case
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted review in three cases all posing the question of how to interpret the "church plan" exemption in the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act (ERISA). (Order List, Dec. 2, 2016). The cases are Advocate…
  • Dec 2

    European Court Finds Lack of Fair Hearing For Church Over Expropriation

    European Court Finds Lack of Fair Hearing For Church Over Expropriation
    In Lupeni Greek Catholic Parish v. Romania, (ECHR, Nov. 29, 2016), the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held that a Greek Catholic church had been denied a fair hearing in Romania on its claim for compensation for the…
  • Dec 2

    White House Ready For Holidays; National Christmas Tree Lit

    White House Ready For Holidays; National Christmas Tree Lit
    NBC reports that President Obama, Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha last night lit the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse. The White House website now includes a 2016 Holidays at the White House page, carrying stories on decorations…
Rank this Week: 23

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 2

    Locking Away Korematsu's Loaded Weapon

    Locking Away Korematsu's Loaded Weapon
    Twenty years ago, when I began researching and writing about the removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans in World War II, I thought I was studying a closed chapter in American history. Congress and the president had apologized for…
  • Dec 2

    Yale Committee on Renaming Report

    Yale Committee on Renaming Report
    The much-anticipated report of Yale's Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming has just been released. It's a very thoughtful assessment of the factors to consider in renaming -- and also the situation on the ground in New Haven as it...
  • Dec 2

    Johnson Stepping into the Faculty Lounge

    Johnson Stepping into the Faculty Lounge
    I'm pleased to announce that Professor Shontavia Johnson of Drake Law School is stepping into the faculty lounge to sit with us for a spell. She holds the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and is Director of the...
Rank this Week: 88

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas: U.S. v. Cooks, 2016 WL 6948065 (2016). The District Court Judge begins by explaining thatDefendant Gary Cooks was pulled over for driving with a suspended…
  • Nov 30

    Armed Robbery, the Text Message and the Cell Phone

    Armed Robbery, the Text Message and the Cell Phone
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Ohio – Fifth District:  State v. Hidey, 2016 WL 5885507 (2016). The court begins by explaining that “[a]ppellant the State of Ohio appeals a judgment of the…
  • Nov 28

    The “Romantic Relationship,” the AOL Email Account and the Facebook Account

    The “Romantic Relationship,” the AOL Email Account and the Facebook Account
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued last summer in a civil suit:  Sewell v. Bernardin, 795 F.3d 337 (2015).  The court begins by explaining that [i]n order to resolve this appeal, we…
Rank this Week: 286

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Dec 2

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Service by Mail Under the Hague Convention: Water Splash v. Menon

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Service by Mail Under the Hague Convention: Water Splash v. Menon
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon. Here is the question presented: In 1965, the member states of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, including the United States, adopted a treaty…
  • Dec 1

    December 1, 2016: FRCP Amendments Now In Effect

    December 1, 2016: FRCP Amendments Now In Effect
    Back in April the U.S. Supreme Court adopted amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 4, 6 ,and 82. Today is the effective date of those amendments. More details on the amendments are here.
  • Nov 30

    SCOTUS Decision on Issue Preclusion

    SCOTUS Decision on Issue Preclusion
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Bravo-Fernandez v. United States. It’s the Court’s first merits decision of the new Term, and it deals with the issue-preclusion component of the Double Jeopardy Clause. Here…
Rank this Week: 217

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 48

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 2

    Pedagogy and the Election

    Pedagogy and the Election
    With my last post this election cycle, I wanted to do two things: first, to say thank you to Howard for the invitation and to my fellow contributors for their insights; and, second, to describe one important step that my colleagues at the…
  • Dec 2

    Facebook’s Fake News Crisis and Social Media Echo Chamber

    Facebook’s Fake News Crisis and Social Media Echo Chamber
    This week I wrapped up my Torts course with a discussion of products liability and the McDonald’s hot coffee case. We watched this clip, which noted that Stella Liebeck’s case became one of the most misreported tort stories of all time:…
  • Dec 1

    The academic calendar and law review submission

    The academic calendar and law review submission
    Excited to be back at Prawfsblawg again for another month, musing mostly about youth and the law and law enforcement surveillance. Thank you to Howard for making it possible. I'll start things off with an observation about the upcoming winter…
Rank this Week: 25

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
  • Dec 2

    ABA DR Ombuds Law School Task Force

    ABA DR Ombuds Law School Task Force
    As we start to plan for next semester, here’s some great teaching tools about ombuds.  From colleague and FOB Natalie Fleury, here is the latest information from the ABA Ombuds Task Force to help us in teaching about the role…
  • Dec 1

    St. John’s Mangano Award Competition

    St. John’s Mangano Award Competition
    From FFOI Elayne Greenberg: Dear Friends and Colleagues, About the Mangano Award Given annually through the generosity of esteemed dispute resolution champion Hon. Guy J. Mangano, this $5000 Award honors scholars and practitioners whose…
  • Nov 30

    The Pound Conferences: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

    The Pound Conferences: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
    Lela Love, Donna Erez-Navot, and Robyn Weinstein (all Cardozo) and Vikki Rodgers (Pace) were kind enough to provide a recap of the recent Jed D. Melnick Annual Symposium entitled The Pound Conferences: Where Do We Come From? What Are We?…
Rank this Week: 379

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Dec 2

    Senate Bill Introduced Limiting Racial and Gender Discrimination in Damage

    Senate Bill Introduced Limiting Racial and Gender Discrimination in Damage
    A bill was introduced in the Senate yesterday by Senators Booker and Gillibrand seeking to limit the consideration of race and gender in computing damage awards. The bill will have bipartisan sponsors in the House of Representatives. Ohio…
  • Dec 2

    More on Products Liability as a Capstone Course

    More on Products Liability as a Capstone Course
    This summer I taught Products Liability, and I mused that it was a terrific capstone course. I received more evidence of this yesterday. One of the students in that course is graduating early this month. In a reception for our...
  • Dec 2

    CA: Will the California Supreme Court Reject "Innovator Liability"?

    CA: Will the California Supreme Court Reject "Innovator Liability"?
    The California Supreme Court is reviewing a case by one of the courts of appeal that adopted "innovator liability" in products cases, the doctrine imposing liability on brand name manufacturers for injuries caused by their generic…
Rank this Week: 135

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Dec 2

    Josh Greenberg, U.S. v. Annappareddy Hero, Opens New Firm.

    Josh Greenberg, U.S. v. Annappareddy Hero, Opens New Firm.
    Readers of this Blog are no doubt familiar with United States v. Reddy Annappareddy, the District of Maryland case in which a guilty verdict was overturned (and new trial granted) with the grudging, belated concurrence of government…
  • Nov 22

    Where is FBI Director Comey Now?

    Where is FBI Director Comey Now?
    We have been critical of FBI Director Comey's comments (see here and here) during the email investigations of Hillary Clinton. On a positive note, it was good to see him pull together the FBI for a quick review of Hillary...
  • Nov 20

    Former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson Comments on Senator Jeff Sessions Nomination for AG

    Former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson Comments on Senator Jeff Sessions Nomination for AG
    Co-blogger Solomon Wisenberg noted here that "[a]nyone who thinks this will be an easy nomination to put through, because Sessions is a sitting Senator, is in for a big surprise. It will be a bruising battle." I would add that...
Rank this Week: 46

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/
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Dec 2

    "What Do You Women Want?": The 19 Century Women's Demand for Reform of Marital Property

    "What Do You Women Want?": The 19 Century Women's Demand for Reform of Marital Property
    This is part of a continuing series blogging about my new book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton & the Feminist Foundations of Family Law (NYU Press 2016). Today, is chapter 1. “What do you women want?” That was the question Elizabeth…
  • Nov 29

    New in Books: Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

    New in Books: Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law
    I'm excited to report that my new book is out today, after 12 years (!) in the making. I will be blogging and tweeting about it this week to provide a preview of the different chapters. The book has several...<img…
  • Nov 22

    Tampon Taxes and Gender Equality in Taxe

    Tampon Taxes and Gender Equality in Taxe
    Bridget Crawford & Carla Spivack, Tampon Taxes, Equal Protection and Human Rights, Wisconsin L. Rev. (forthcoming): Abstract: In recent months, activists around the globe have harnessed the power of the Internet to raise awareness of the…
Rank this Week: 4167

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 2

    Eight reasons why the Safe Schools Declaration matter

    Eight reasons why the Safe Schools Declaration matter
    Crossposted courtesy of The Right to Education Project (November 27, 2016), summarising a mini series of four postings on the international legal protection of education. ‘I felt that humanity has ended. I mean, a…
  • Dec 1

    IntLawGrrls! 10th Birthday Conference

    IntLawGrrls! 10th Birthday Conference
    Friday, March 3, 2017 Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of Law  Athens, Georgia USA  We can hardly believe that ten years have passed since our first posts on the IntLawGrrls blog.  If you had…
  • Nov 30

    Read On! A Nordic Approach to Promoting Women’s Rights within International Law: Internal v. External Perspective

    Read On! A Nordic Approach to Promoting Women’s Rights within International Law: Internal v. External Perspective
    The Nordic Journal of International Law has published a Special Edition on Nordic Approaches to International Law.  I was invited to address whether or not there is a Nordic Approach to Promoting Women’s Rights within International…
Rank this Week: 40

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Dec 2

    Breaking down the California bar exam

    Breaking down the California bar exam
    The July 2016 California bar exam data came out a couple of weeks ago and the results were rough. Only about 42% of those who took the exam passed, which is a multi-decade low. In this short post, I break down some information about the bar…
  • Nov 30

    Law Schools Ranked by Employment

    Law Schools Ranked by Employment
    On Tuesday The Faculty Lounge carried a post by Dan Filler ranking law schools using ABA employment data. The ranking included a few oddities, such as Kentucky Law being tied for #2 and Georgetown Law being tied for #78. I think these types…
  • Jul 26

    Google Scholar releases 2016 journal rankings, controversy ensue

    Google Scholar releases 2016 journal rankings, controversy ensue
    On July 14, Google released the 2016 version of its Google Scholar rankings of journals. Bryce C. Newell collected the rankings for flagship law reviews in a post on Prawfsblawg. Brian Leiter colorfully refers to the rankings as "BS,"…
Rank this Week: 4746

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 2

    The Media and Donald Trump's Illegitimate Presidency

    The Media and Donald Trump's Illegitimate Presidency
    Republican FBI Director Comey and Russian intervention alone will make Donald Trump an illegitimate President. That is, he will have the power, but he has gained that power only because the democratic process has not been respected by the…
  • Dec 1

    Blacks on the (Radical) Left: A Select Bibliography

    Blacks on the (Radical) Left: A Select Bibliography
    My latest bibliography on Blacks on the (Radical) Left is available here. What follows is the introduction: This compilation was inspired by a blog post—and the excellent suggestions in the comments appended thereto—of the African…
  • Nov 22

    Same Sex Unions and the Catholic Church: How Law and Doctrine Evolve

    Same Sex Unions and the Catholic Church: How Law and Doctrine Evolve
    That's the title of a paper that Charles Reid, Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas, has just posted to SSRN. Given the subject matter of the paper, some information about Professor Reid's academic background is relevant.…
Rank this Week: 338