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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: 537

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: 92

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

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: 166

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/
Rank this Week: 41

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
  • Aug 26

    Symposium Book Club – Summary of Negotiation Framework

    Symposium Book Club – Summary of Negotiation Framework
    This is part of the “virtual book club” discussing readings for the symposium at the University of Missouri on October 7:  Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding. This is the…
  • Aug 26

    Sant’Ambrogio and Zimmerman: Inside the Agency Class Action

    Sant’Ambrogio and Zimmerman: Inside the Agency Class Action
    Michael Sant’Amrogio (Michigan State) and Adam Zimmerman (Loyola LA) recently posted their piece Inside the Agency Class Action, 126 Yale L. J. (forthcoming 2017), which focuses on the aggregate litigation and settlement techniques in…
  • Aug 25

    Symposium Book Club – Conversation with Rishi Batra About “The Half Life of Facts”

    Symposium Book Club – Conversation with Rishi Batra About “The Half Life of Facts”
    This is part of the “virtual book club” discussing readings for the symposium at the University of Missouri on October 7:  Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding. Rishi Batra…
Rank this Week: 380

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 26

    Nancy Reagan's Treasures Go Up for Sale

    Nancy Reagan's Treasures Go Up for Sale
    On September 21 and 22, 700 of Nancy Reagan’s treasures will be up for auction at Christie’s New York, estimating sales in excess of $2 million. Additionally, on August 18, all of her jewels were shown at the Pebble Beach...
  • Aug 26

    Inheriting Vacation Home

    Inheriting Vacation Home
    Vacation homes are places for families to make everlasting memories, but parents are often shocked to learn that their kids are indifferent to their inheritance. With proper planning, however, a vacation home transfer can keep a family’s…
  • Aug 26

    Probate Exception in Turnover of Estate Property

    Probate Exception in Turnover of Estate Property
    In Pollok v. The Vanguard Group, Inc., an executor filed a petition in California probate court seeking a Turnover of Estate Property. The executor claimed that asset payment to the estate was short $900,000. The financial institute in charge…
Rank this Week: 22

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 40

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

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/
  • Aug 26

    Fordham's Criminal Law Speaker Series 2016

    Fordham's Criminal Law Speaker Series 2016
    The theme is "Constructing Truth: Criminal Law in Flux." The program is part of a seminar available to Fordham Law students to promote further exploration of topics beyond first year courses but others may attend by permission:…
  • Aug 26

    Pei on Criminal Reconciliation in China

    Pei on Criminal Reconciliation in China
    Wei Pei (Beihang University (BUAA)) has posted Harmony, Law and Criminal Reconciliation in China: A Historical Perspective (Erasmus Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2012, China revised its Criminal Procedure…
  • Aug 26

    Conti-Cook on Police Accountability in the Courtroom

    Conti-Cook on Police Accountability in the Courtroom
    Cynthia Conti-Cook (The Legal Aid Society) has posted Defending the Public: Police Accountability in the Courtroom (Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 4, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Politicians across the country, seeking to address…
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • Aug 26

    Puig on Tobacco Litigation in International Court

    Puig on Tobacco Litigation in International Court
    Sergio Puig (University of Arizona Law School) has posted Tobacco Litigation in International Courts (57 Harvard International Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For years, tobacco interests have played an important role…
  • Aug 26

    Christiansen on Originalism in the State Court

    Christiansen on Originalism in the State Court
    Jeremy M. Christiansen has posted Originalism: The Primary Canon of State Constitutional Interpretation (Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Given the reach of federal constitutional law…
  • Aug 26

    Listokin on Law & Macroeconomic

    Listokin on Law & Macroeconomic
    Yair Listokin (Yale Law School) has posted Law and Macroeconomics: The Law and Economics of Recessions on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this Article, I offer a macroeconomic perspective on law that reshapes the microeconomic perspective that…
Rank this Week: 10

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Denial of Zoning Variance To Yeshiva Violates RLUIPA

    Denial of Zoning Variance To Yeshiva Violates RLUIPA
    In Yeshiva Gedolah Na'os Yaakov v. Township of Ocean NJ, (D NJ, Aug. 25, 2016), a New Jersey federal district court held that that Ocean, New Jersey's Zoning Board of Adjustment violated RLUIPA when it denied a use variance to allow…
  • Aug 26

    Top French Court Invalidates Burkini Ban

    Top French Court Invalidates Burkini Ban
    France's top administrative court-- the Council of State-- today overturned the ban on burkini swim suits imposed by the town of Villeneuve-Loubet.  According to France 24, the court ruled that restrictions on individual liberties…
  • Aug 26

    Canadian Mounties Approve Hijab As Optional Uniform Choice

    Canadian Mounties Approve Hijab As Optional Uniform Choice
    Global News reported this week that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has approved the hijab as a uniform option to encourage Muslim women to consider the RCMP as a career option.  Three types of hijabs were tested before…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Aug 26

    U,S. News Ranks Part-time Law Student Program

    U,S. News Ranks Part-time Law Student Program
    Here are its top half-dozen. You can check out the methodology. Of course, many of us have issues with its methodologies for ranking law schools. You can find more part-time rankings here. (To see the acceptance rates, slide to the...
  • Aug 25

    Pet Writing Peeve

    Pet Writing Peeve
    Over at Lady (Legal) Writer, Megan Boyd has collected peeves that drive good writers crazy (here, August 4, 2016): --Starting sentences with: “It is important to note that” (@ksilverkelly), “Due to the fact that” (@daniel_l_real), and…
  • Aug 25

    New York Post: Music School Cranks Out Geniuse

    New York Post: Music School Cranks Out Geniuse
    Music School Cranks Out Geniuses "The Special Music School at the Kaufman Music Center, which includes kindergarten through 12th grade, is the only city campus that makes music a core part of its curriculum. And its teachers credit the…
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    University Speech and "Safe Space

    University Speech and "Safe Space
    Dr. Naomi Graber on the University of Chicago and "safe spaces." Seems right to me.Dear Dr. Ellison, In your welcome letter to freshman, you maintain that "you do not condone the creation of intellectual 'safe spaces' where individuals…
  • Aug 25

    Brexit, Farage, Mississippi, and secession

    Brexit, Farage, Mississippi, and secession
    As the New Yorker reports, the narcissistic sociopath running for President on the Republican ticket brought Nigel Farage, the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party and a major proponent of Brexit, to Mississippi to rally the…
  • Aug 23

    The Greatest Constitutional Protestant of the Twenty-First Century

    The Greatest Constitutional Protestant of the Twenty-First Century
    So far, anyway.For the last ten years or so, I’ve had a framed New Yorkercartoon on the outside of my office door.  It’s a courtroom scene, with a man sitting on the witness stand, being cross-examined by a lawyer.  The…
Rank this Week: 85

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Aug 26

    Chong on Hollywood's Blinding Whitene

    Chong on Hollywood's Blinding Whitene
    Chrissy Shu Jien Chong (San Francisco) has just posted on SSRN her article (21 Asian Pacific American L.J. (2016)) Where are the Asians in Hollywood? Can §1981, Title VII, Colorblind Pitches, and Understanding Biases Break the Bamboo…
  • Aug 26

    Call for papers from the Center for Applied Feminism & Intersectionality

    Call for papers from the Center for Applied Feminism & Intersectionality
    The Center for Applied Feminism (Baltimore) has a call for papers that will be of interest to some of our readers: CALL FOR PAPERS APPLIED FEMINISM AND INTERSECTIONALITY: EXAMINING LAW THROUGH THE LENS OF MULTIPLE IDENTITIES The Center on…
  • Aug 23

    NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA

    NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA
    Today, the NLRB issued its long-awaited decision in Columbia University. As expected, the Board--in a 3-1 decision--reversed Brown University (which was just the latest in a number of cases flip-flopping on this issue) to conclude that…
Rank this Week: 20

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 26

    Contracting out of Fiduciary Duties: The Case of Corporate Opportunitie

    Contracting out of Fiduciary Duties: The Case of Corporate Opportunitie
    There's a very important new paper out by Rauterberg and Talley, which reports: For centuries, the duty of loyalty has been the hallowed centerpiece of fiduciary obligation, widely considered one of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 26

    Sec Reg News: Conflict Mineral Disclosure is Costly and Ineffective

    Sec Reg News: Conflict Mineral Disclosure is Costly and Ineffective
    Buried in the gargantuan mess that was the Dodd-Frank act was a requirement which, as the SEC explains: ... directs the Commission to issue rules requiring certain companies to disclose their use of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 24

    Corporate law is public interest law

    Corporate law is public interest law
    There's been a lot of griping at Harvard Law School recently about political correctness, multiculturalism, and the usual left-liberal causes. Now Harvard Magazine notes that some are trying to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 106

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/
  • Aug 26

    Trader Joe's Co. v. Hallatt (9th Cir. - Aug. 26, 2016)

    Trader Joe's Co. v. Hallatt (9th Cir. - Aug. 26, 2016)
    Here's a neat little trademark case from earlier today.Michael Hallett lives in Washington state, buys a ton of products from Trader Joe's stores, drives 'em across the border to Canada, and then sells them (at a huge markup) in his own…
  • Aug 25

    Reyes v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2016)

    Reyes v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2016)
    I think this line from today's opinion by Judge Kleinfeld is even funnier when read in isolation.He's describing the "normal" liberties that "regular" people have (as opposed to, say, people on probation).  He says:"Those of us who have…
  • Aug 24

    Randall v. Mousseau (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 24, 2016)

    Randall v. Mousseau (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 24, 2016)
    Now that many (if not most) trial courts no longer provide a court reporter, it's gotten tougher to prepare and transmit the record to the Court of Appeal -- something that's a prerequisite to success on appeal.  You can't just simply…
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Aug 26

    Would an Alex by Any Other Name Make A Difference?

    Would an Alex by Any Other Name Make A Difference?
    There's a new article in the ABA Journal called "Should Students Call Law Professors By Their First Names?" At the start of every school year, I wonder about this issue. Generally, most people at the law school, from my…
  • Aug 25

    Alone…or Perhaps…Not Quite So Alone as 1L Students?

    Alone…or Perhaps…Not Quite So Alone as 1L Students?
    Wow...For those of you as 1L students, perhaps you feel like I did when I started law school…alone. But, here's some great news! We are not alone; rather, we are "ALL"-alone! You see, at least according to posters made by...
  • Aug 24

    Student-Recommended Resource

    Student-Recommended Resource
    Here are some online resources/apps that students have recommended to me: Headspace - learn meditation so that mindfulness can ease your stress (https://www.headspace.com/) Kahoot! - make your own practice questions (https://getkahoot.com/)…
Rank this Week: 677

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/
  • Aug 26

    "The Movement of Research from the Laboratory to the Living Room: a Case Study of Public Engagement with Cognitive Science"

    "The Movement of Research from the Laboratory to the Living Room: a Case Study of Public Engagement with Cognitive Science"
    "The Movement of Research from the Laboratory to the Living Room: a Case Study of Public Engagement with Cognitive Science" by Tineke Broer, Martyn Pickersgill, and Ian J. Deary has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics:…
  • Aug 24

    "Irrationality and Pathology of Beliefs"

    "Irrationality and Pathology of Beliefs"
    "Irrationality and Pathology of Beliefs" by Eisuke Sakakibara has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Just as sadness is not always a symptom of mood disorder, irrational beliefs are not always symptoms of…
  • Aug 21

    "21 Selected Abstracts from the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers"

    "21 Selected Abstracts from the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers"
    "21 Selected Abstracts from the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers" by Veljko Dubljevic has been published in the most recent issue of Neuorethics: Abstract The organizers and members of the international abstract review…
Rank this Week: 240

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 308

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 26

    Two from Hart Publishing

    Two from Hart Publishing
    Hart Publishing has published James Edelman and Elise Bant's Unjust Enrichment. From the blurb: Unjust enrichment is one of the least understood of the major branches of private law. This book builds on the 2006 work by the same authors,...
  • Aug 26

    Sant'Ambrogio & Zimmerman on Agency Class Action

    Sant'Ambrogio & Zimmerman on Agency Class Action
    Michael Sant'Ambrogio and Adam Zimmerman have posted to SSRN Inside the Agency Class Action. The abstract provides: Federal agencies in the United States hear almost twice as many cases each year as all the federal courts. But agencies…
  • Aug 24

    Abraham & White on Party Testimony and Tort Law

    Abraham & White on Party Testimony and Tort Law
    Ken Abraham & Ted White have posted to SSRN The Transformation of the Civil Trial and the Emergence of American Tort Law. The abstract provides: Everyone agrees that American tort law expanded significantly in the late nineteenth century.…
Rank this Week: 134

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/
  • Aug 26

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, are meeting in Geneva to hammer out final details of a cooperation agreement to partner against the Islamic State. Diplomats on both sides said they hoped a…
  • Aug 26

    The Cost of Using Zero-Day

    The Cost of Using Zero-Day
    I'm quite proud of my officemate, Bill Marczak, who with along with John Scott-Railton discovered an iOS zero-day apparently used by the United Arab Emirates to attack human-rights activist Ahmed Mansoor. The analysis happened…
  • Aug 25

    Relative vs. Absolute Approaches to the Content/Metadata Line

    Relative vs. Absolute Approaches to the Content/Metadata Line
    One of the foundational questions in surveillance law is how to distinguish between the contents of communications and non-content metadata. Contents generally receive very high privacy protection, while metadata generally receive very low…
Rank this Week: 69

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 26

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup 2.0

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup 2.0
    Note from Paul Caron: As I explained on August 1, due to my growing other commitments, I have taken steps to reduce the amount of time I devote to TaxProf Blog. Six weeks ago, I stopped doing the weekly tax, legal education, SSRN, and student…
  • Aug 26

    What Is The Authority Of A Tax Opinion Written By A Judge Under IRS Audit Who Later Was Indicted For Tax Fraud?

    What Is The Authority Of A Tax Opinion Written By A Judge Under IRS Audit Who Later Was Indicted For Tax Fraud?
    Following up on my previous post, Retired U.S. Tax Court Judge Indicted For Tax Evasion While She Sat On The Court: Tax Controversy 360, Taxpayer Argues First Circuit Should Not Follow Tax Court Decision by Judge Indicted for Tax Fraud: On…
  • Aug 26

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    ABA Journal, Should Students Call Law Professors by their First Names? ABA Perspectives: A Magazine For and About Women Lawyers, Vol. 24, No. 4, Summer 2016, at 8 Above the Law, Plagiarism? Hey, You Try to Write 200 Pages on Álvaro Obregón,…
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Aug 26

    Selecting the Public's Representatives in the Financial Regulatory Proce

    Selecting the Public's Representatives in the Financial Regulatory Proce
    Financial regulations issued and enforced by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) affect the public by setting the level of investor protection available. If things go awry, FINRA regulation also governs the rights the public…
  • Aug 25

    More on the University Chicago letter

    More on the University Chicago letter
    A few additional points to Rick's post, on the letter from the University of Chicago on trigger warnings and safe spaces. First, as I said in a comment on Rick's post, I always have understood trigger warnings as featuring an opt-out on top…
  • Aug 25

    The University of Chicago letter regarding "free exchange of ideas"

    The University of Chicago letter regarding "free exchange of ideas"
    You can see here (and all over the interwebs) a letter from the Dean of Students at the University of Chicago to that university's incoming first-year students. I wonder, have any law schools sent similar letters (or, letters covering the…
Rank this Week: 25

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    New article posted on SSRN!

    New article posted on SSRN!
    Two days ago, the U.S. Treasury Department published a White Paper, entitled "The European Commission's Recent State Aid Investigations of Transfer Pricing Rulings."As I was already geared up on the issue, I have now posted a 29-page response…
  • Aug 25

    Rapid service

    Rapid service
    I am hoping to post a short article on SSRN, concerning the Treasury's White Paper on the EU state aid cases, as soon as tomorrow (Friday).  The White Paper only came out yesterday morning, but I was geared up on the topic, as I…
  • Aug 25

    No partisan divide here

    No partisan divide here
    There's a general consensus among the humans in our household that Gary is perfect.
Rank this Week: 660

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: 190

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    The Business of Amateurs: Suffering Student-Athletes and a Thriving NCAA

    The Business of Amateurs: Suffering Student-Athletes and a Thriving NCAA
    The NCAA frequently lauds amateurism and the ideal of the “student athlete.” But in contrast to this idyllic conception, college football is big business. And it is built on the backs of gladiators, football (and basketball)…
  • Aug 25

    The Future of College Athlete Players Union

    The Future of College Athlete Players Union
    With today marking the start of the new semester at Baruch College and my first day as a tenured, full Professor of Law, it is my great pleasure to release my newest law review article, "The Future of College Athlete Players Unions: Lessons…
  • Aug 17

    More sports rules and perverse incentive

    More sports rules and perverse incentive
    Good stories in Slate and NY Mag about the zero-tolerance false-start rules in Olympic track, under which a racer is disqualified if he false-starts. This is the third version of the Olympic rule. Pre-2003, each runner was allowed one false…
Rank this Week: 444

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 26

    Quick Links to Election Post

    Quick Links to Election Post
    County Court Circuit Court Democratic primary for US House, State Rep School Board District 7 Amendment 4 Miami-Dade Mayor Democratic primary for US Senate (to come)
  • Aug 26

    Mayor’s Race: The Devil You Know or the Devil You Know?

    Mayor’s Race: The Devil You Know or the Devil You Know?
    The Mayor’s race presents a stark choice between an incumbent who does not deserve re-election and a challenger who hasn’t made the case that she would be a good steward (if anything, rather more the opposite). I really…
  • Aug 25

    Here We Go Again

    Here We Go Again
    It’s supposed to be a busy hurricane season this year. This particular storm is not organized (yet?), and the National Weather Service is being cagey as to whether and when it might become a serious(ish) storm: Interests in the…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Aug 26

    AdWords Buys Using Geographic Terms Support Personal Jurisdiction–Rilley v. MoneyMutual

    AdWords Buys Using Geographic Terms Support Personal Jurisdiction–Rilley v. MoneyMutual
    This is a personal jurisdiction case, so I’ll get right to the point. If an AdWords advertiser buys keywords that contain geographic terms, the advertiser might face a greater risk of personal jurisdiction in those geographies.…
  • Aug 25

    Handicapping the Olympic Committee’s Quest to Control Tweeting (Guest Post)

    Handicapping the Olympic Committee’s Quest to Control Tweeting (Guest Post)
    By guest blogger Prof. Alexandra Jane Roberts [Eric’s intro: the Rio Summer Olympic games may be over, but the legal wranglings from the games will keep going and going–even longer than the bike road race (and perhaps with as…
  • Aug 22

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird
    2016 has been a tough year for Section 230 jurisprudence, and the nadir (so far) was the appellate court ruling in Hassell v. Bird. As you recall, the case involves some negative Yelp reviews about an attorney, Hassell. Hassell sued...
Rank this Week: 105

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: 397

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/
  • Aug 26

    New Method of In-Vitro Maturation Offers New Hope

    New Method of In-Vitro Maturation Offers New Hope
    International Business News (Aug. 23, 2016): Potent New Fertility Technique Prevents Side-Effects of In-Vitro Fertilisation for Women, by Léa Surugue: A new method of in-vitro maturation of eggs promises to improve infertility treatment for…
  • Aug 25

    Underage Abortion Does Not Destroy Adult Live

    Underage Abortion Does Not Destroy Adult Live
    Human Reproduction (July 7, 2016): Is Underage Abortion Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Early Adulthood? A Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study up to 25 Years of Age, by Suvi Leppälahti, et al.: A recent study conducted in Finland followed…
  • Aug 24

    Dreams Dashed, and Danger, in Loss of Sperm

    Dreams Dashed, and Danger, in Loss of Sperm
    New York Times (Jul. 25, 2016): One Woman’s Crusade for Her Husband’s Sperm, by Tamar Lewin: Sarah Robertson, a Californian who lost her husband to a rare disease at the age of twenty-nine, desired to have a child using the...
Rank this Week: 77

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Meet Kevin, the boy who is excited about 4th grade.

    Meet Kevin, the boy who is excited about 4th grade.
    (Via Reddit.)ADDED: Did you notice the part where he said "I want to be a creator, like inventing stuff, and I need to learn a lot of math to do it"? He's absorbed that "creator" talk that has infected the discussion of business and…
  • Aug 26

    "France’s top administrative court overturns burkini ban."

    "France’s top administrative court overturns burkini ban."
    "After a month of intense national scandal and heightened international outrage, France’s highest administrative court, the Conseil d’État, on Friday overturned the so-called burkini bans in 26 of the country’s…
  • Aug 26

    Hillary introduces America to the term "alt-right" — the "emerging racist ideology" — and Trump calls Hillary a "bigot."

    Hillary introduces America to the term "alt-right" — the "emerging racist ideology" — and Trump calls Hillary a "bigot."
    Do you want to talk about race or do you want to talk about words?Because we could talk about what "bigot" means. It could mean only those who consciously embrace the idea that some group is despicable, or it could also cover those with…
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Aug 26

    Ryan Lochte and Morals Clause

    Ryan Lochte and Morals Clause
    I have witnessed with interest the evolving story of what exactly happened in Rio involving Ryan Lochte the morning of August 14. Initially Lochte claimed he had been robbed at gunpoint. I later heard through the gossip mill that that...
  • Aug 25

    Rent-to-Own Contracts: Caveat Emptor or Unconscionable Behavior?

    Rent-to-Own Contracts: Caveat Emptor or Unconscionable Behavior?
    The New York Times reports here (paid access) on the increasing use of so-called “rent-to-own” housing contracts. Under these contracts, companies from big Wall Street giants to a slew of small landlords hoping to strike it rich lend or,…
  • Aug 25

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (August 25, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (August 25, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 206 The Mystery of Mutual Insurers in Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance Tom Baker and Rick Swedloff University of Pennsylvania Law School and…
Rank this Week: 135

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 26

    The impact of the market transparency unit for fuels on gasoline prices in Germany

    The impact of the market transparency unit for fuels on gasoline prices in Germany
    Ralf Dewenter, Ulrich Heimeshoff, and Hendrik Luth estimate The impact of the market transparency unit for fuels on gasoline prices in Germany. ABSTRACT: Increasing horizontal as well as vertical transparency in oligopolistic markets can be…
  • Aug 26

    The welfare impacts of discriminatory price tariff

    The welfare impacts of discriminatory price tariff
    Nikolaos Danias (Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde) and J Kim Swales (Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde) review The welfare impacts of discriminatory price tariffs. ABSTRACT: This paper looks at the use of…
  • Aug 26

    The Welfare Effects of Vertical Integration in Multichannel Television Market

    The Welfare Effects of Vertical Integration in Multichannel Television Market
    Gregory S. Crawford, Robin S. Lee, Michael Whinston, and Ali Yurukoglu investigate The Welfare Effects of Vertical Integration in Multichannel Television Markets. ABSTRACT: We investigate the welfare effects of vertical integration of…
Rank this Week: 21

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Meier on Teaching Pierson v. Post

    Meier on Teaching Pierson v. Post
    Oh, you know I like this one!  And so, I'm sure, does Angela Fernandez!!  Just in time for the new academic year, Luke Meier, Baylor University Law School, has posted Teaching Pierson v. Post:This paper explains my approach to…
  • Aug 26

    ASLH Balloting Open

    ASLH Balloting Open
    By now, members of the American Society for Legal History with email addresses should have received an email and link to vote for members of the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee.  Postcards have been mailed to members…
  • Aug 25

    UNL Symposium: Legal Borderlands in the North American West

    UNL Symposium: Legal Borderlands in the North American West
    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Carroll R. Pauley Symposium (October 6-7, 2016) will be devoted to legal history this year. The topic is Legal Borderlands in the North American West. Here's the description:Legal borderlands include spaces…
Rank this Week: 58

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 4019

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

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    New Volume: German Yearbook of International Law

    New Volume: German Yearbook of International Law
    The latest volume of the German Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 58, 2015) is out. Contents include:Forum: The Conflict in Ukraine and the ›Weakness‹ of International Law Christian Marxsen, International Law in Crisis:…
  • Aug 26

    New Issue: Journal du Droit International

    New Issue: Journal du Droit International
    The latest issue of the Journal du Droit International ("Clunet") (Vol. 143, no. 3, Juillet-Août-Septembre 2016) is out. Contents include:DoctrineGilles Cuniberti, La Lex Mercatoria au XXIe siècle, Une analyse empirique et…
  • Aug 26

    New Issue: Revue Générale de Droit International Public

    New Issue: Revue Générale de Droit International Public
    The latest issue of the Revue Générale de Droit International Public (Vol. 120, no. 2, 2016) is out. Contents include:ArticlesMaurice Kamto, La nature juridique du compromis en tant qu'acte de saisine d'une instance…
Rank this Week: 49

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Fantasy, Cannibalism and the Police Officer

    Fantasy, Cannibalism and the Police Officer
    Before we go any further, I should warn you of two things: One is that this is, necessarily, an unusually long post for this blog; the other is that the case it examines involves issues that may be offensive to or upsetting for some…
  • Aug 24

    Possession of Child Pornography and the “Unit of Prosecution”

    Possession of Child Pornography and the “Unit of Prosecution”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of Minnesota:  State v. Bakken, 2016 WL 4126390 (Supreme Court of Minnesota 2016).  This court is examining an issue the Court of Appeals of New Mexico addressed last…
  • Aug 22

    Theft of Services, the 4th Amendment and Name, DOB and Phone Number

    Theft of Services, the 4th Amendment and Name, DOB and Phone Number
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Georgia:  State v. Hill, 2016 WL 3751806 (2016). The Court of Appeals begins the opinion by explaining that[t]his case involves allegations that James Brandon Hill…
Rank this Week: 286

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 26

    Mediation Works: Should Mandatory Mediation Be Expanded?

    Mediation Works: Should Mandatory Mediation Be Expanded?
    The Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family had the opportunity to survey the participants of the 2014 National Family Law Program in Whistler, BC, a popular and well-attended legal education program that attracts hundreds of…
  • Aug 26

    The Best “People” Resource

    The Best “People” Resource
    Do you have people you can rely to help you when you have an FCIL research question? If yes, great! If no, or even if yes, read on because I’m about to drop some knowledge about which “people resources” are the best and what…
  • Aug 25

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Bakht & Collins on Freedom of Religion and the Preservation of Aboriginal Sacred Site

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Bakht & Collins on Freedom of Religion and the Preservation of Aboriginal Sacred Site
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 36

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/
  • Aug 26

    Asset Management

    Asset Management
    A rather lenient suspension order from the Kentucky Supreme Court in light of the misconduct. Mabab Trade, LLC, entrusted Movant with $775,000.00 to be used in connection with a proposed investment transaction between Mabab, Jason Castenir,…
  • Aug 26

    Moot Point

    Moot Point
    A petition for reciprocal discipline has been denied by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The attorney had been subject to a stayed 90-day suspension and probation in Indiana. By the time the reciprocal matter reached to Kentucky Supremes, the…
  • Aug 26

    Rank Injustice?

    Rank Injustice?
    The Kentucky Supreme Court has affirmed the order of its Court of Appeals granting an evidentiary hearing on claims of ineffective assistance of counsel. The case Rank was a practicing psychiatrist who developed a romantic relationship with a…
Rank this Week: 63

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    More Evidence That Film Tax Credits Are an Ineffective Giveaway

    More Evidence That Film Tax Credits Are an Ineffective Giveaway
    Readers of this blog know that I am not a fan of targeted tax credits ostensibly designed to generate more tax revenue than they cost, in part because they do not generate the additional revenue their supporters claim will materialize, in…
  • Aug 24

    Would You Report Your Neighbor’s Unregistered Vehicle?

    Would You Report Your Neighbor’s Unregistered Vehicle?
    Fairfax County in Virginia imposes a personal property tax on motor vehicles (and some other items). To collect the tax, the county requires registration of motor vehicles. Getting the information isn’t very difficult when the vehicle…
  • Aug 22

    Does Getting a Tax Deal Done Require This Sort of Action?

    Does Getting a Tax Deal Done Require This Sort of Action?
    New Jersey has a problem, though I doubt it’s the only state with this sort of challenge. The federal government also faces a similar issue. Put simply, the state’s fund for maintaining, repairing, and improving highway and other…
Rank this Week: 480