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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/
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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 30

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    This week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads is the same as last week's: [434 Downloads] Capital Accounts in LLCs and in Partnerships: Powerful Default Rules and Potential Tax Significance, by Donald Weidner (Dean, Florida State)…
  • Aug 30

    Lawyers Are Just As Likely To Lose Their Jobs To Robots As Truck Drivers And Factory Worker

    Lawyers Are Just As Likely To Lose Their Jobs To Robots As Truck Drivers And Factory Worker
    Tech Insider, Lawyers Are Just as Likely to Lose Their Jobs to Robots as Truck Drivers and Factory Workers: It's no surprise that the coming robotic workforce will take over jobs that require manual labor. But white-collar workers like…
  • Aug 30

    The IRS Scandal, 843

    The IRS Scandal, 843
    Washington Examiner, Judge: IRS Must Hand Over White House Record Requests: The Internal Revenue Service must turn over any White House requests for taxpayers' private information, a federal judge ruled Friday. The IRS cannot cite taxpayer…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Aug 30

    More on tuition discounting

    More on tuition discounting
    In a post last week, Dean Yellen acutely raises the important issue of tuition discounting in law schools. It is an extraordinarily important issue in the modern law school world, even as it flies somewhat under the radar screen in...
  • Aug 26

    Tuition Discounting on the Rise and its Impact on Law School

    Tuition Discounting on the Rise and its Impact on Law School
    According to this new survey, tuition discounting at private colleges and universities reached an average of 48% for freshman last year. That is up from 38% in 2004. How does this compare to what has been happening in legal education?...
  • Aug 25

    What I Miss, and Don't Miss, About Being a Dean

    What I Miss, and Don't Miss, About Being a Dean
    I was very fortunate to serve as dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law from July 1, 2010 until June 30 of this year. I appreciate that my co-bloggers on this blog are allowing me to continue to...
Rank this Week: 1519

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Aziz v. Cruzen, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111862 (ND CA, Aug. 21, 2015), a California federal district court permitted inmates to move ahead with their complaint that correctional officers would not allow Muslim inmates to pray in…
  • Aug 30

    Court Rejects Second Amended Complaint In RLUIPA Land Use Case

    Court Rejects Second Amended Complaint In RLUIPA Land Use Case
    In Salman v. City of Phoenix, (D AZ, Aug. 27, 2015), an Arizona federal district court denied plaintiffs' motion for leave to file a Second Amended Complaint after dismissing plaintiffs' RLUIPA and state Free Exercise of Religion Act…
  • Aug 29

    Tax Court Upholds Penalties Against Promoters of Evasionary "Corporation Sole" Tax Scheme

    Tax Court Upholds Penalties Against Promoters of Evasionary "Corporation Sole" Tax Scheme
    In Gardner v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, (USTC, Aug. 26, 2015), the U.S. Tax Court upheld $47,000 in penalties assessed by the Internal Revenue Service against a husband and wife who marketed to more than 300 people a tax evasion…
Rank this Week: 427

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 30

    Robin Williams’ Bike Collection Currently An Issue In Estate Dispute

    Robin Williams’ Bike Collection Currently An Issue In Estate Dispute
    I have previously discussed the battle over Robin Williams’ estate. There is currently a legal battle brewing over a large bicycle collection that the late actor owned. William’s was an avid biker and used to frequent bike shops on a...
  • Aug 30

    Some Issues To Consider When Creating Trusts For Troubled Adult Children

    Some Issues To Consider When Creating Trusts For Troubled Adult Children
    When a family has an adult child that suffers from addiction or mental disease they will want to ensure that the child's well being is protected after the death of the parents. However, some precautionary steps should be taken to...
  • Aug 30

    Article On Mutual Exclusivity And The Nature of Property

    Article On Mutual Exclusivity And The Nature of Property
    James Y. Stern (Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School) recently published an article entitled, Mutual Exclusivity and the Nature of Property. Provided below is an excerpt from the article: Property has long been understood to center…
Rank this Week: 95

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Hooray for Judge Phyllis Frye!

    Hooray for Judge Phyllis Frye!
    Front page of the New York Times (here)!  I've known Judge Frye for around 15 years, and she and her wife Trish are lovely, warm, wicked-smart people.  I wish that her time at the University of Houston Law Center had been more…
  • Aug 30

    Tale of a customer service fail (GrubHub)

    Tale of a customer service fail (GrubHub)
    Last night, we decided to order in and catch up on some shows, so I did what I often do when I'm out of town--order from GrubHub.  I ordered nice and early (yes, we're early risers, so we're early diners, too), on the theory that the…
  • Aug 20

    Banality of hate (repost, with a comment).

    Banality of hate (repost, with a comment).
    Professor LeRoy makes an important point about failing to realize the precursors to evil (here).  By staying silent when evil occurs, we are making our world less safe and diminishing our civilization.
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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 30

    Domestic counterterrorism: Material support or bust

    Domestic counterterrorism: Material support or bust
    Editor’s Note: A longstanding counterterrorism tension is how to balance a robust intelligence presence and tough legal measures against hardcore terrorists with the need to gain the support of local communities. In the struggle against…
  • Aug 29

    The Lawfare Podcast, Special Encore Performance: Bone-Crushing Zombie Action

    The Lawfare Podcast, Special Encore Performance: Bone-Crushing Zombie Action
    In case you missed it last year, here's our special end of summer reairing of a Lawfare Podcast special edition:  Here at Lawfare, we try to spot critical legal issues impacting national security before they're really upon us . . .…
  • Aug 29

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    On Monday, the Third Circuit issued its decision in the potentially landmark case Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation et al, on the FTC’s ability to regulate private-sector cybersecurity. Paul filled us in on the…
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Oliver Sacks has died.

    Oliver Sacks has died.
    We knew he was dying. He wrote about it. (Eloquently, as always.) But it's very sad to see that he has departed. He gave us so many fascinating books over the decades. What a terrible loss!Here's the NYT obituary, which — amid the good…
  • Aug 30

    It's hard to photograph the corpse flower.

    It's hard to photograph the corpse flower.
    Yesterday, at Olbrich Gardens.Even if no one is plunging his head into it — drawn by the famous stench — there are too many signs.It seems important to get the full misshapen phallus (amorphophallus) in the picture, in which…
  • Aug 30

    Carson sneaking up on Trump.

    Carson sneaking up on Trump.
    "The latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows billionaire Trump with the support of 23 percent of likely Republican caucus participants, followed by Carson at 18 percent. When first and second choices are combined, Carson…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
Rank this Week: 2200

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 30

    Mexico Adoption-For-Cash Scheme Took Babies From Mother

    Mexico Adoption-For-Cash Scheme Took Babies From Mother
    From CBS News: A child welfare official in northern Mexico took at least nine babies from poor or drug-addicted mothers and offered them to adoptive parents in exchange for payments ranging from $5,000 to $9,000, authorities said Friday. Raul…
  • Aug 29

    You Need To Tell Your Child's Teacher About Your Divorce

    You Need To Tell Your Child's Teacher About Your Divorce
    From LA Times: The school year is just beginning, but grades are already in on parent-teacher communication: needs improvement. There’s a crucial disconnect between parents and teachers, both vital players in a child's growth and…
  • Aug 28

    New Study Shines Light on What Dooms Marriage

    New Study Shines Light on What Dooms Marriage
    From CBS News: A new study shines a light on how romantic relationships end. Columbia University professor Heidi Grant Halvorson said for decades, researchers knew on average, women are more likely to initiate divorce, but data presented at…
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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 292

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 30

    Events and Announcements: August 30, 2015

    Events and Announcements: August 30, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Announcements The Goettingen Journal of International Law has recently released the second issue of its sixth volume. The thoroughly selected articles of issue 6.2 address a variety of current questions in…
  • Aug 28

    Emerging Voices: Incorporation of Plural Realisations of Justice within the ICC System

    Emerging Voices: Incorporation of Plural Realisations of Justice within the ICC System
    by Justin Yang by Justin Yang [Justin S. Yang, PhD Researcher at King’s College London; LL.M at Leiden University.] The International Criminal Court (ICC) projects a legal framework that is unique from the prior expressions of…
  • Aug 28

    Guest Post: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17–Possible Legal Avenues for Redress (Part 2)

    Guest Post: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17–Possible Legal Avenues for Redress (Part 2)
    by Aaron Matta and Anda Scarlat by Aaron Matta and Anda Scarlat [Dr Aaron Matta is a Senior Researcher at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, Rule of Law Program. Anda Scarlat is a Summer Fellow with the Rule of Law Program at the…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 30

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Aug 28

    The Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigant

    The Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigant
    A few years ago I was doing some work for a professional association on guidelines for dealing with litigants without counsel and I was struck by the extent to which some legal professionals regard litigants without counsel as interlopers who…
  • Aug 28

    The Friday Fillip: Getting the Lead Out

    The Friday Fillip: Getting the Lead Out
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, usually followed by a reference you might like to pursue. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files.…
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Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    The New Rambler has a review of Natural Law in Court: A History of Legal Theory in Practice by R.H. Helmholtz (Harvard University Press).Christine Desan's Making Money: Coin, Currency and the Coming of Capitalism (Oxford…
  • Aug 28

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Amici, the podcast series of nycourts.gov, has an interview with Marilyn Marcus, executive director of the Historical Society of the New York Courts.  Among other things, Ms. Marcus discusses Former Chief Judge Judith Kaye's role in…
  • Aug 28

    Triangle Legal History Seminar, 2015-16

    Triangle Legal History Seminar, 2015-16
    Via Al Brophy over at the Faculty Lounge, we have the schedule for the Triangle Legal History Seminar for 2015-16.  Al writes that the seminar meets at the National Humanities Center, except on December 4, when it will meet at UNC Law…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
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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 29

    Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley) 2004

    Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley) 2004
    Having survived the first week of my 27th year in law teaching, I decided I deserved a treat Thursday night. So I picked up some filet mignon, baby Yukon Gold potatoes, and (I know it's cheating, so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 29

    Foxen Winery Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Santa Maria Valley) 2013

    Foxen Winery Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Santa Maria Valley) 2013
    It was too damned hot last night to cook, so I made a no-cook Panzanella salad (Tuscan Bread Salad With Garlic and Capers) from a Cook's Illustrated recipe. Foxen's 2013 Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 29

    Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée (Santa Maria Valley) 2013

    Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée (Santa Maria Valley) 2013
    It was still too hot to cook tonight, so I went with another no cook salad and a crisp white wine. To wit, the 2013 Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée and Fattoush (Pita Bread Salad With Tomatoes And Cucumber)... [[ This is a content…
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Ratner: Complicity and Compromise in the Law of Nation

    Ratner: Complicity and Compromise in the Law of Nation
    Steven R. Ratner (Univ. of Michigan - Law) has posted Complicity and Compromise in the Law of Nations (Criminal Law and Philosophy, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This paper considers the implications of Chiara Lepora and Robert Goodin's…
  • Aug 28

    New Issue: International Human Rights Law Review

    New Issue: International Human Rights Law Review
    The latest issue of the International Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 4, no. 1, 2015) is out. Contents include: Marika McAdam, What’s in a Name? Tenia Kyriazi, Trafficking and Slavery Solon Solomon, Broadening International Criminal…
  • Aug 28

    Zorzi Giustiniani: The Obligations of the State of Origin of Refugees: An Appraisal of a Traditionally Neglected Issue

    Zorzi Giustiniani: The Obligations of the State of Origin of Refugees: An Appraisal of a Traditionally Neglected Issue
    Flavia Zorzi Giustiniani (International Telematic Univ. Uninettuno - Law) has published The Obligations of the State of Origin of Refugees: An Appraisal of a Traditionally Neglected Issue (Connecticut Journal of International Law, Vol 30, no…
Rank this Week: 63

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 29

    Freedman on Habeas Corpus as a Legal Remedy

    Freedman on Habeas Corpus as a Legal Remedy
    Eric M. Freedman (Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law) has posted Habeas Corpus as a Legal Remedy (Northeastern University Law Journal, Vol. 8, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This is the second part of a...
  • Aug 29

    Binder on Applying Criminal Law in Disasters and Tragedie

    Binder on Applying Criminal Law in Disasters and Tragedie
    Denis Binder (Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law) has posted The Increasing Application of Criminal Law in Disasters and Tragedies: A Global Phenomenon on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Prosecutors have become aggressive in…
  • Aug 28

    Kaye on The Hair Evidence Debacle

    Kaye on The Hair Evidence Debacle
    David H. Kaye (The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law) has posted Ultracrepidarianism in Forensic Science: The Hair Evidence Debacle (Washington & Lee Law Review Online, Vol. 72 (2015 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 2499

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 29

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Rationalism, Pluralism, & Freedom" by Levy

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Rationalism, Pluralism, & Freedom" by Levy
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom by Jacob T. Levy. Here is a description: Intermediate groups voluntary associations, churches, ethnocultural groups, universities, and more-can both protect and threaten…
  • Aug 29

    Download of the Week: "The New Holy Trinity" by Re

    Download of the Week: "The New Holy Trinity" by Re
    Richard M. Re (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) has posted The New Holy Trinity (18 Green Bag 2d, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There’s a familiar story about statutory interpretation in the Supreme...
  • Aug 28

    Farber on Legal Scholarship in 1917

    Farber on Legal Scholarship in 1917
    Daniel A. Farber (University of California, Berkeley - School of Law) has posted Back to the Future? Legal Scholarship in the Progressive Era and Today on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article introduces volume 100 of the Minnesota Law...
Rank this Week: 36

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 29

    SCOTUS Amicus Briefs Break Record

    SCOTUS Amicus Briefs Break Record
    From the National Law Journal: In the 2014-2015 term, “friends of the court” participated in 98 percent of the U.S. Supreme Court’s cases, filed nearly 800 amicus curiae briefs and broke two records: the most amicus briefs filed in a...
  • Aug 29

    Addendum

    Addendum
    Excellent summary of the Boyack post, Jim. I would like to stress this sentence from her post: "It is valuable to teach legal doctrine in a way that gives it context and meaning and gives law students a glimpse into...
  • Aug 29

    The goal of producing "practice-ready" grads is really about turning out law students who are ready to undertake a professional apprenticeship

    The goal of producing "practice-ready" grads is really about turning out law students who are ready to undertake a professional apprenticeship
    That's the gist of Professor Andrea Boyack's (Washburn) post at PrawfsBlawg titled Get "PRACTICE READY." Get set. Go! She makes a number of excellent points, most of which I completely agree with. To wit, while it's pedagogically…
Rank this Week: 387

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Law on the market

    Law on the market
    Daniel Martin Katz, Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger & James Ming Chen, Law on the Market? Evaluating the Securities Market Impact of Supreme Court Decisions, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649726 or…
  • Jul 11

    Sinking, fast and slow: Bifurcating beta in financial and behavioral space

    Sinking, fast and slow: Bifurcating beta in financial and behavioral space
    James Ming Chen, Sinking, Fast and Slow: Bifurcating Beta in Financial and Behavioral Space, available at http://bit.ly/SinkingFastSlow or http://ssrn.com/abstract=2629541: Modern portfolio theory accords symmetrical treatment to all…
  • Jun 9

    The promise and the peril of parametric value-at-risk (VaR) analysi

    The promise and the peril of parametric value-at-risk (VaR) analysi
    Tail risk — of a radically different variety James Ming Chen, The Promise and the Peril of Parametric Value-at-Risk (VaR) Analysis, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2615664 or http://bit.ly/ParametricVaR: Leptokurtosis, or the…
Rank this Week: 704

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 29

    New Book: Comparative Labor Law

    New Book: Comparative Labor Law
    Congratulations to Matt Finkin (Illinois) and Guy Mundlak (Tel Aviv) on the publication by Elgar of their book Comparative Labor Law. Here are the publisher's notes and the list of contributors: Economic pressure, as well as transnational and…
  • Aug 29

    Ashley Madison Leak & Federal Employee

    Ashley Madison Leak & Federal Employee
    The fallout from the Ashley Madison leak has extended into numerous areas, including employment. The government is now investigating a large number of federal workers that may have visited the site during work hours. According to an article…
  • Aug 28

    Workplace Safety After Virginia

    Workplace Safety After Virginia
    There are many compelling storylines to come out of the recent tragic events in Virginia. One issue is the topic of workplace safety. A fascinating article in the NY Times today looks squarely at that question, examining what employers can...
Rank this Week: 300

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/
  • Aug 29

    Tenure and Governance

    Tenure and Governance
    This National Jurist coverage of Charleston Law School goes to the heart of why tenure is important for higher education institutions. http://www.nationaljurist.com/content/why-tenure-importantFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Aug 18

    AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education Statement of Position in support of the California Bar Experiential Requirement

    AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education Statement of Position in support of the California Bar Experiential Requirement
    The AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education has drafted a Statement of Position in support of the California bar’s proposal, which would require 15 units of experiential education for bar takers. According to AALS Clinical Section…
  • Aug 17

    What Advice Would You Give to Your Students? By: John Lande

    What Advice Would You Give to Your Students? By: John Lande
    Law professors want their students to succeed in navigating the challenging path of law school and legal practice.  We embed our advice in our courses and other interactions with students.  Usually, we don’t have the chance to…
Rank this Week: 4493

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Aug 29

    "Is It Ethical to Chemically Castrate a Child Sex Offender?"

    "Is It Ethical to Chemically Castrate a Child Sex Offender?"
    The question in the title of this post is the headline of this RYOT piece discussing an alternative sentencing debate afoot in Australia. Here is how the piece gets started (with links from the original): When it comes to its...
  • Aug 29

    "Federal Drug Sentencing Laws Bring High Cost, Low Return"

    "Federal Drug Sentencing Laws Bring High Cost, Low Return"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new Pew Public Safety Performance Project Issue Brief, which gets started this way: More than 95,000 federal prisoners are serving time for drug-related offenses—up from fewer than 5,000…
  • Aug 28

    Massachusetts SJC rules local sex offender restrictions preempted by state law

    Massachusetts SJC rules local sex offender restrictions preempted by state law
    As reported in this Boston Globe article, "Massachusetts cities and towns cannot broadly restrict where sex offenders can live, the state’s highest court ruled Friday, declaring that measures in place in more than 40 municipalities…
Rank this Week: 297

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/
  • Aug 29

    #blacklivesmatter's property law agenda

    #blacklivesmatter's property law agenda
    We have a good idea of what the #blacklivesmatter agenda regarding criminal justice looks like. Though, as I speculated in a previous post, there's a lot to flesh out about what that agenda might look like in criminal law and...
  • Aug 28

    The One Where Joe Miller Eats a Dog Biscuit

    The One Where Joe Miller Eats a Dog Biscuit
    That would be Episode 72 of the always interesting, frequently zany Oral Argument podcast, in which I join Joe Miller and Christian Turner to talk about the Dallas Cowboys, the new Star Wars movie and, eventually (starting at around the...
  • Aug 28

    The Law School Industry - International Program

    The Law School Industry - International Program
    Institutional efforts within the law school industry are a hot topic, and one relatively new area of movement in US legal education increasingly addressed is the attempt to establish a more 'global' presence through 'international' offerings…
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Aug 29

    But how will they sleep?

    But how will they sleep?
    Apparently, Paul Hastings is planning to bring lawyer cubicles to New York. First and second year associates won't get an office; instead, they'll get a cubicle. The firm pitches this as a move to enhance creativity; conveniently, it also…
  • Aug 28

    Finally, I Can Agree with SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar

    Finally, I Can Agree with SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar
    I don't agree with SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar on many issues. But I agree with his recent call for transparency in the disqualification waiver process. A number of SEC rules, such as some of the offering registration exemptions, are not...
  • Aug 28

    Can Conscious Consumers or Class Action Lawsuits Change Corporate Behavior?

    Can Conscious Consumers or Class Action Lawsuits Change Corporate Behavior?
    I’m the socially-conscious consumer that regulators and NGOs think about when they write disclosure legislation like the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals law that I discussed last week. I drive a hybrid, spend too much money at Whole Foods for…
Rank this Week: 181

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Aug 29

    Student Writing Competition Announced

    Student Writing Competition Announced
    The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law announces the deadline for submissions for the Fifth Annual International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. The competition…
  • Aug 28

    Guantanomo Update

    Guantanomo Update
    Following up on a recent post by Deborah Popowski, we report the following from Washington Week on Human Rights" Last week, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter reiterated his and the administration’s commitment to closing the U.S. detention…
  • Aug 27

    Human Rights Victory: Texas Stays Execution of Nicaraguan National

    Human Rights Victory: Texas Stays Execution of Nicaraguan National
    Washington Week in Human Rights reports that: Last week, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) found that the United States violated Bernardo Aban Tercero's rights to due process and a fair trial that are enshrined in the…
Rank this Week: 1520

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/
  • Aug 29

    Justice Brown Part Deux

    Justice Brown Part Deux
    So my post about whether certain allegations against Justice Brown were true or not has now been validated by the The Star itself. It is an interesting correction, because it acknowledges the error of the original claims (which takes the...
  • Aug 27

    Limitation Periods in Section 38 Proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act: 681210 Alberta Ltd v 1335422 Alberta Ltd, 2015 ABQB 489

    Limitation Periods in Section 38 Proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act: 681210 Alberta Ltd v 1335422 Alberta Ltd, 2015 ABQB 489
    In 681210 Alberta Ltd v 1335422 Alberta Ltd,[1] Master Farrington, of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench tackled two issues that can arise when a creditor gets a section 38 order under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act [2](“BIA”) to…
  • Aug 24

    The Real Bully

    The Real Bully
    If you are old enough or watch old movies, you should recall the classic Karate Kid. Of course, I am referring to the 1984 'wax on wax off' version, not the remake. And if you remember that movie, you probably...
Rank this Week: 4504

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Aug 28

    DC Circuit Finds No First Amendment Violation in Statute Limiting Expression at Supreme Court

    DC Circuit Finds No First Amendment Violation in Statute Limiting Expression at Supreme Court
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its substantial opinion in Hodge v. Talkin, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit upheld the constitutionality of statutory prohibitions…
  • Aug 28

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Federal Ban on Federal Inmate Sexual Assault

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Federal Ban on Federal Inmate Sexual Assault
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit yesterday upheld federal laws criminalizing sexual assaults in facilities where federal inmates are held by agreement with state and local governments. The ruling is a baby-step…
  • Aug 27

    Sixth Circuit Refuses Stay in Ketucky Court Clerk Case

    Sixth Circuit Refuses Stay in Ketucky Court Clerk Case
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Sixth Circuit's brief Order in Miller v. Davis refused to stay the district court's preliminary injunction mandating that a court clerk in Kentucky issue same-sex…
Rank this Week: 983

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
  • Aug 28

    Most liberal and conservative law school grad

    Most liberal and conservative law school grad
    An interesting new study by Adam Bonica, Adam S. Chilton, and Maya Sen links lawyers' demographic variables (including law schools and law firms) to political ideologies using campaign contribution data. Here are the top-ten most liberal and…
  • Aug 19

    Opting out of new editions for casebook

    Opting out of new editions for casebook
    The price of law school casebooks (as well as college textbooks generally) seems to grow every year. At the present time, many casebooks cost over $200 when purchased new. The high cost is made worse by the appearance of a new edition every…
  • Jul 20

    Law students: speak up!

    Law students: speak up!
    I don't usually get involved in the minutiae of law school accreditation but there is a rather important decision being made by the American Bar Association at the end of this month and your voices are not being heard. The American Bar…
Rank this Week: 2023

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: 2159

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 172

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 28

    Search for Endowed Professor at University of Missouri

    Search for Endowed Professor at University of Missouri
    The University of Missouri School of Law is conducting a national search for an endowed professorship, as noted below.   Please feel free to forward this information to any colleagues whom you believe might be interested. The…
  • Aug 28

    Comings and Goings 2015-16 Edition

    Comings and Goings 2015-16 Edition
    As the new academic year begins, I like to provide an update as to who has moved where within in the field.  As you can see below it’s been an active year (especially for Indisputably contributors!), but I may not have captured…
  • Aug 27

    Tips for Lawyers Who Want to Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money

    Tips for Lawyers Who Want to Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money
    Recently, I was asked to write a post for a state bar association blog with highlights from my article, My Last Lecture:  More Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers.  Then I thought, heck, I should post it here too.…
Rank this Week: 1245

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Aug 28

    Suprema v. ITC: The Case for Chevron Deference

    Suprema v. ITC: The Case for Chevron Deference
    Recently, the en banc Federal Circuit decided in Suprema, Inc. v. ITC that the International Trade Commission could properly prevent the importation of articles that infringe under an indirect liability theory. The core of the dispute in…
  • Aug 27

    The essence of Josh Wright’s FTC tenure was to ensure that benefits outweigh costs; the rest is commentary

    The essence of Josh Wright’s FTC tenure was to ensure that benefits outweigh costs; the rest is commentary
    As the organizer of this retrospective on Josh Wright’s tenure as FTC Commissioner, I have the (self-conferred) honor of closing out the symposium. When Josh was confirmed I wrote that: The FTC will benefit enormously from Josh’s…
  • Aug 27

    Imagine

    Imagine
    by Michael Baye, Bert Elwert Professor of Business at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and former Director of the Bureau of Economics, FTC Imagine a world where competition and consumer protection authorities base…
Rank this Week: 91

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Aug 28

    Macey-Dare on English Derivatives Litgation

    Macey-Dare on English Derivatives Litgation
    Rupert Macey-Dare has posted Key Derivatives Cases 2015 on SSRN with the following abstract: The paper considers key derivatives cases in the English courts from 2015, namely: Wani v Royal Bank of Scotland, Dexia v Commune di Prato, Enasarco…
  • Aug 17

    Registration Open for 2015 Central States Law Schools Association Conference

    Registration Open for 2015 Central States Law Schools Association Conference
    Please note the following Conference announcement: Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2015 Scholarship Conference, on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 at The University of Toledo College of Law…
  • Aug 17

    Faculty Opening: University of Iowa College of Law

    Faculty Opening: University of Iowa College of Law
    I received the following notice that may be of interest to some of this blog's readers: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW anticipates hiring several tenured/tenure track faculty members and clinical faculty members (including a director…
Rank this Week: 450

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Aug 28

    Dog story

    Dog story
    Yeah, I know.
  • Aug 28

    The Repugnancy of the Repugnant Conclusion

    The Repugnancy of the Repugnant Conclusion
    If you read the post immediately below, you will see what this post is about. Basicly, a well known Swedish philosopher wrote about the "Repugnant Conclusion," the idea originally (sort of) floated out by Derek Parfit that (repugnantly) we…
  • Aug 28

    Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog: So much for trying to bring philosophy to the public

    Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog: So much for trying to bring philosophy to the public
    Torbjorn Tannsjo, Kristian Claëson Professor of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University, asked me to share the following experience he recently had. via leiterreports.typepad.com
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Aug 28

    [Orin Kerr] A misleading story about Justice Thoma

    [Orin Kerr] A misleading story about Justice Thoma
    The home page of the New York Times has this provocative link: The story begins by presenting Justice Thomas as a real outlier: Justice Clarence Thomas has not asked a question from the Supreme Court bench since 2006. His majority opinions…
  • Aug 28

    [Eugene Volokh] Appeals court upholds ban on demonstrations on the Supreme Court plaza

    [Eugene Volokh] Appeals court upholds ban on demonstrations on the Supreme Court plaza
    The D.C. Circuit just upheld today (Hodges v. Talkin) the ban on demonstrations on the Supreme Court plaza, the open space in front of the Supreme Court. In United States v. Grace (1983), the Supreme Court itself held that the government…
  • Aug 28

    [Eugene Volokh] The ‘Sister Wives’ case, criminal punishment of polygamy and the free speech clause

    [Eugene Volokh] The ‘Sister Wives’ case, criminal punishment of polygamy and the free speech clause
    I just filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of the Cato Institute in the Sister Wives case — Brown v. Buhman, now pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit — and I thought I’d pass it along. (Thanks to…
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Aug 28

    Gawker now carrying Prof. Tannsjo's essay that Vox rejected

    Gawker now carrying Prof. Tannsjo's essay that Vox rejected
    Amusing. I think this is on its way to being the best-known bit of philosophy in cyberspace.
  • Aug 28

    Only about a third of published psychological findings (even less in social psychology) are reliable

    Only about a third of published psychological findings (even less in social psychology) are reliable
    NY Times reports, including a link to the Science article. Haven't had time to read the article carefully; any readers care to comment on which results of interest to philosophers failed the reliability tests?
  • Aug 28

    Advertising update

    Advertising update
    There's still one 3rd from the top spot available in September. October, however, is completely sold out, including the 4th spots. Thereafter, there is at least one spot still available at each level (top, 2nd, 3rd etc.).
Rank this Week: 2051

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Aug 28

    Medicaid Eligibility: Ohio Supreme Court Addresses Effect of Post-Admission, Pre-Eligibility Transfer of Home

    Medicaid Eligibility: Ohio Supreme Court Addresses Effect of Post-Admission, Pre-Eligibility Transfer of Home
    One year and six days after hearing oral argument in Estate of Atkinson v. Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of the State in a Medicaid eligibility case involving transfer of...
  • Aug 28

    Who "Owns" Funds in Joint Accounts -- and Why Might It Matter for Medicaid Purposes?

    Who "Owns" Funds in Joint Accounts -- and Why Might It Matter for Medicaid Purposes?
    Sometimes "small" cases reveal larger problems. A recent appellate case in Pennsylvania is a reminder of how practical solutions, such as establishing a joint bank account to facilitate management of money or to permit sharing of…
  • Aug 28

    Webinar-Dementia-Friendly Communitie

    Webinar-Dementia-Friendly Communitie
    I had blogged previously about the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) and the topic of dementia-friendly cities. The Administrative for Community Living (ACL) is offering a webinar on September 1 at 4 p.m. edt on Dementia-Friendly…
Rank this Week: 2500

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Aug 28

    A New Book on Witches From Stacy Schiff

    A New Book on Witches From Stacy Schiff
    Stacy Schiff (Cleopatra (2010)) is publishing a new book, this time on the witches of Salem, a perennially favorite topic. Here's more on the tome, The Witches, due out in October from Little, Brown.
  • Aug 15

    Harry Potter In Court

    Harry Potter In Court
    A great roundup of Harry Potter lawsuits and judicial references here from the Trademark & Copyright Law blog.
  • Aug 11

    The Paradox of Law and Magic?

    The Paradox of Law and Magic?
    Rostam J. Neuwirth, University of Macau, Faculty of Law, E32, has published Law and Magic: A(nother) Paradox? at 37 Thomas Jefferson Law Review 139 (2014). Here is the abstract. In the past, paradoxes and similar rhetorical figures that are…
Rank this Week: 4579

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 28

    Actual Innocence And Suing Defense Lawyer

    Actual Innocence And Suing Defense Lawyer
    A convicted defendant may be able to pursue a legal malpractice claim against his former attorneys without proof of actual innocence, according to a decision issued today by the Kansas Supreme Court. This case presents the question of whether…
  • Aug 28

    Reprimand For Suit Against Client Who Filed Bar Complaint

    Reprimand For Suit Against Client Who Filed Bar Complaint
    An attorney who (through counsel) filed a defamation action against a former client who had complained to disciplinary authorities has been publicly reprimanded for authorizing the filing of a frivolous suit by the Louisiana Attorney…
  • Aug 28

    The Alderman

    The Alderman
    Summary of an Illinois Hearing Board report and recommendation in a matter involving an attorney named Cahnman The Respondent was charged in a three-count Complaint with having a conflict of interest and engaging in dishonesty. The charges of…
Rank this Week: 639

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: 38

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 28

    Do Drugs Cause Violence?

    Do Drugs Cause Violence?
    The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to reduce sentences for most federal drug offenders retroactively, potentially allowing 46,000 inmates to obtain slightly shorter sentences by the end of this year. Given that there are over 6 million…
  • Aug 27

    Get "PRACTICE READY." Get set. Go!

    Get "PRACTICE READY." Get set. Go!
    The ABA’s new standard 303(a)(3) instructs law schools to require graduating students satisfactorily complete “one or more experiential course(s) totaling at least six credit hours.” This standard (along with the subsequent standard…
  • Aug 27

    Law School Hiring, 2015-2016, Thread One

    Law School Hiring, 2015-2016, Thread One
    Those on the market are invited to leave comments on this thread regarding whether they have received: (a) a first round interview at a school (including the subject areas the school mentioned, if any, as being of particular interest, and…
Rank this Week: 104

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/
  • Aug 28

    What Pope Francis Must Say to Donald Trump

    What Pope Francis Must Say to Donald Trump
    There is a rising tide of nativism washing over the United States at this particular moment. We have seen such waves recurrently in our history. In the 1840s, it was the Know-Nothings, who hated Catholics and opposed Irish immigration and…
  • Aug 25

    The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), 1925-1978

    The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), 1925-1978
    “We are creatures of history, for every historical epoch has its roots in a preceding epoch. The black militants of today are standing upon the shoulders of the New Negro radicals of my day, the twenties, thirties, and forties. We stood…
  • Aug 24

    The Construction of Sexual Disorder by Sullied Science and Big Pharma

    The Construction of Sexual Disorder by Sullied Science and Big Pharma
    Pablo Picasso, Trois femmes, 1908 “The real problem with ‘pink Viagra’” By Emily Nagoski, Los Angeles Times (August 23, 2015) “The drug has many names: flibanserin, Addyi, Ectris, Girosa or, colloquially,…
Rank this Week: 178