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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/
Rank this Week: 1

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Apr 26

    Are you an outstanding mentor to lawyers or know someone who is?

    Are you an outstanding mentor to lawyers or know someone who is?
    Professor and Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz of U. Arkansas (Little Rock) School of Law is heading up a study to determine what personal characteristics make-up an outstanding lawyer mentor. The results of the study will be published by the…
  • Apr 26

    Teaching Our New Student Body

    Teaching Our New Student Body
    Many law schools are encountering students with lower LSAT scores and G.P.A.s. This new student body may require a rethinking of teaching methods and curriculum. Over at Best Practices for Legal Education (April 16) Professor Margaret Moore…
  • Apr 25

    "Deals or No Deals: Integrating Transactional Skills in the First Year Curriculum"

    "Deals or No Deals: Integrating Transactional Skills in the First Year Curriculum"
    This is a new article by Professor Lynnise Pantin (New York Law School) and available at 41 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 61 (2014). From the introduction: In the wake of criticism of legal education from both outside the academy and...
Rank this Week: 2265

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/
  • Apr 26

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Consent

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Consent
    Introduction Most law students begin realize that consent is a powerful legal and moral concept early in the first year of law school. A physical blow to the person is a battery—unless the blow was landed in a boxing match,...
  • Apr 25

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Myth of the Cultural Jew" by Kwall

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Myth of the Cultural Jew" by Kwall
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition by Roberta Rosenthal Kwall on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A myth exists that Jews can embrace the cultural components of Judaism without...
  • Apr 25

    Download of the Week: "Do Laws Have a Constitutional Shelf Life?" by Larsen

    Download of the Week: "Do Laws Have a Constitutional Shelf Life?" by Larsen
    The Download of the Week is Do Laws Have a Constitutional Shelf Life? by Alli Orr Larsen. Here is the abstract: Times change. A statute passed today may seem obsolete tomorrow. Does the Constitution dictate when a law effectively expires?...
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Apr 26

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 1,516 Rethinking Presumed Knowledge of the Law in the Regulatory Age Michael Anthony Cottone Independent Date posted to database: 24 Mar…
  • Apr 25

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Kingsley v. Hendrickson: Whether the requirements of a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 excessive force claim brought by a plaintiff who was a pretrial detainee at the time of the...
  • Apr 24

    Sekhon on Purpose, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment

    Sekhon on Purpose, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment
    Nirej Sekhon (Georgia State University College of Law) has posted Purpose, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment ((Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Fourth Amendment cases are replete with…
Rank this Week: 72

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 285

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 26

    "Should former sex offenders be allowed on college campuses?"

    "Should former sex offenders be allowed on college campuses?"
    The question in the title of this post is the first part of the headline given to this op-ed authored by Stephen JohnsonGrove, deputy director of the Ohio Justice & Policy Center. The rest of the headline, "Blanket policy doesn't...
  • Apr 26

    Arguments against death penalty abolition prevail in great Intelligence Squared debate

    Arguments against death penalty abolition prevail in great Intelligence Squared debate
    I have long been a fan of the Intelligence Squared debate series, which I often hear on my local NPR station (and which too often leads me to stay in my car longer than I had intended). I was especially...
  • Apr 25

    Lots of thoughts for and about new Attorney General Loretta Lynch

    Lots of thoughts for and about new Attorney General Loretta Lynch
    In the wake of the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General, I see lots of traditional and social media discussion of what she might and what she should do in this role in the months ahead. Here is...
Rank this Week: 128

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 26

    Law Graduates Still Struggling in Job Market

    Law Graduates Still Struggling in Job Market
    An editorial in today’s New York Times highlights the plights of law school graduates in the U.S., About 20 percent of law graduates from 2010 are working at jobs that do not require a law license, according to a new study, and only 40…
  • Apr 26

    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…
  • Apr 25

    Old Wine in New Bottle

    Old Wine in New Bottle
    Borrowing a well-worn title for this post seemed appropriate. I trust Milton Freidman, Noam Chomsky, the Pacific Lutheran University Wind Ensemble, or the countless others who have used the title before me won’t mind. I’m spending…
Rank this Week: 1042

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/
  • Apr 26

    Update on NLRB Election Rules Challenge

    Update on NLRB Election Rules Challenge
    The first of no doubt many updates on the legal wrangling of the NLRB's new election rules. In Baker v. NLRB, a D.C. district court judge has denied plaintiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order stopping enforcement of the new...
  • Apr 26

    Nonmember Grievance Fee

    Nonmember Grievance Fee
    Recently, in Buckeye Florida, the NLRB invited briefing on whether to overturn its precedent prohibiting unions from charging nonmember employees for grievance processing. This is an issue in right-to-work states because, under current NLRB…
  • Apr 23

    A $70,000 Minimum Wage?

    A $70,000 Minimum Wage?
    There was a recent article in the New York Times which reported that one company -- Gravity Payments -- had decided to raise its minimum wage to $70,000 for its entire 120 employee workforce. From the piece: "The idea began...
Rank this Week: 549

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/
  • Apr 26

    The FAA’s proposed drone rules fail under both economic and First Amendment scrutiny

    The FAA’s proposed drone rules fail under both economic and First Amendment scrutiny
    Last week the International Center for Law & Economics, joined by TechFreedom, filed comments with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in its Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS” —…
  • Apr 22

    Mandated “fair use” language has no place in trade promotion authority

    Mandated “fair use” language has no place in trade promotion authority
    Earlier this week Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden and Representative Paul Ryan introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (otherwise known as Trade Promotion…
  • Apr 21

    The European Commission, Google, and the Limits of Antitrust

    The European Commission, Google, and the Limits of Antitrust
    The precise details underlying the European Commission’s (EC) April 15 Statement of Objections (SO), the EC’s equivalent of an antitrust complaint, against Google, centered on the company’s promotion of its comparison…
Rank this Week: 153

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/
  • Apr 26

    Ohio is Not New York. Or Even Texas.

    Ohio is Not New York. Or Even Texas.
    The Times today has a write-up of the recent Deborah Jones Merritt study of employment outcomes for the JD Class of '10 in Ohio. As I described in more detail at the law & econ prof blog a few weeks ago, Prof. Merritt's study has, ahem,…
  • Apr 26

    Baseball reaches historic milestone

    Baseball reaches historic milestone
  • Apr 26

    Changes in the Legal Professoriate and in the Market for Law School

    Changes in the Legal Professoriate and in the Market for Law School
    I am not surprised that my hope of doing a whole series of posts on how things have changed in legal education has been dashed. It's likely that the two points I made in my previous post on the subject are the ones I wanted to make…
Rank this Week: 592

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Apr 26

    Ignorance of the Law--by the Police--IS an Excuse

    Ignorance of the Law--by the Police--IS an Excuse
    The Supremes and NY's High Court Say So  Ignorance of the law is no excuse, right? Well, almost always. Driving 65 mph because you didn't see the 55 limit posted? No excuse. Thinking it's ok to let your spouse take some of your…
  • Mar 21

    NY Chief Judge Lippman Moderates Chief Justices at Albany Law, Monday, March 23, 2015

    NY Chief Judge Lippman Moderates Chief Justices at Albany Law, Monday, March 23, 2015
    New York's Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will moderate a panel of state Chief Justices from around the country, Monday, March 23, 5-7 pm, at Albany Law School, for the annual Cooke State Constitutional Commentary Symposium  More…
  • Mar 5

    Preet Bharara on Sheldon Silver: Prosecutorial Ethics?

    Preet Bharara on Sheldon Silver: Prosecutorial Ethics?
    Is U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara behaving more like a politician or like a prosecutor bound by the rules of legal ethics? Do his press conferences, speeches, interviews, and other public comments about Sheldon Silver, the now-indicted former…
Rank this Week: 705

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 26

    Sunday reflection: John 10:11–18 « Hot Air

    Sunday reflection: John 10:11–18 « Hot Air
    Jesus said: “I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep...
  • Apr 26

    Hillary on the brink of collapse | New York Post

    Hillary on the brink of collapse | New York Post
    If history is a guide, she’ll insist she did nothing wrong, offer ambiguous answers to specific questions, take offense at persistent reporters and end by playing the victim. She’ll follow up with a fund-raising pitch for money to…
  • Apr 24

    Very Rare and Adorable Pocket Shark Discovered : Discovery New

    Very Rare and Adorable Pocket Shark Discovered : Discovery New
    Only the second pocket shark ever seen by humans was discovered by scientists during a study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The first pocket shark find was 36 years ago off the coast of Peru, and there...
Rank this Week: 1219

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 26

    French Artist JR on American Immigration

    French Artist JR on American Immigration
    French artist and "photograffeur" JR has been tackling immigration in America. With "Unframed," JR has brought life to the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital in New York harbor. (For those who can't get to Ellis Island to see…
  • Apr 26

    Is It Time for Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Go? Contempt Hearings in Civil Rights Lawsuit in a Nutshell

    Is It Time for Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Go? Contempt Hearings in Civil Rights Lawsuit in a Nutshell
    Photo courtesy of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office This week, ImmigrationProf has been offering daily coverage of the contempt hearings against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MSCO) in Melendres v. Arpaio,…
  • Apr 26

    New Immigration Clinic at South Texas College of Law

    New Immigration Clinic at South Texas College of Law
    The Adjunct Law Prof Blog recently spread the word that South Texas College of Law is opening a new immigration clinic. Here is the announcement. KJ
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Apr 26

    Stayed Suspension For Failure To Pay Child Support

    Stayed Suspension For Failure To Pay Child Support
    From the web page of the Colorado Supreme Court The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties’ conditional admission of misconduct and suspended Bruce A. Logan (Attorney Registration Number 14187) from the practice of law for ninety…
  • Apr 25

    Suspension For Unauthorized Practice In Two State

    Suspension For Unauthorized Practice In Two State
    A suspension of six months and a day was imposed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court of an attorney who listed himself as admitted in that jurisdiction while on administrative suspension The respondent was admitted to the bar of…
  • Apr 24

    Not A Big Winner

    Not A Big Winner
    Not a legal profession but a decision worth noting from the Iowa Supreme Court This case requires us to apply ordinary contract principles to an extraordinary event. While playing a penny slot machine, a casino patron obtained a win of...
Rank this Week: 74

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 561

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: 68

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Murphy: First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity

    Murphy: First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity
    Sean D. Murphy (Member, International Law Commission; George Washington Univ. - Law) has posted First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity (UN Doc. A/CN.4/680 (2015)). Here's the abstract: In the field of international…
  • Apr 26

    Conference: International Investment Law and Public Interest

    Conference: International Investment Law and Public Interest
    On May 12, 2015, the Law Department of the University of Turin will host a conference on "International Investment Law and Public Interests." The program is here.
  • Apr 25

    New Issue: Review of International Organization

    New Issue: Review of International Organization
    The latest issue of the Review of International Organizations (Vol. 10, no. 2, June 2015) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Dispute Settlement in International OrganizationsChristina L. Davis, The political logic of dispute settlement:…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 2559

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 26

    Nevada’s Senate Bill 444 – it matters even to Non-Nevadan

    Nevada’s Senate Bill 444 – it matters even to Non-Nevadan
    In 2013, Nevada passed the best Anti-SLAPP law in the country. Under this law, NRS 41.660-670, when someone files a lawsuit designed to stifle First Amendment protected expression, that lawsuit gets thrown out quickly, and that lawsuit comes…
  • Apr 24

    Yet ANOTHER editorial against SB444

    Yet ANOTHER editorial against SB444
    The Las Vegas Review Journal points out that the polls are showing that Nevadans oppose Senate Bill 444 by more than 100 to 1. See Will Assembly serve the elite or the masses?Filed under: misc
  • Apr 23

    Latest CNN Column – “The Slants” Decision is all Sideway

    Latest CNN Column – “The Slants” Decision is all Sideway
    My latest CNN Column is a bit of a sneak peek of the upcoming publication of my thesis in the Nevada Law Journal. Filed under: misc
Rank this Week: 670

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Reverse Home Mortgage

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Reverse Home Mortgage
    For many individuals entering retirement, a Reverse Home Mortgage can provide benefits that positively affect their quality of life. However, there are also numerous drawbacks that should be taken into consideration as well. Under proper…
  • Apr 26

    Article on Conservatorships, Capacity and Crystal Ball

    Article on Conservatorships, Capacity and Crystal Ball
    Ralph C. Brashier (Cecil C. Humphreys Professor of Law, The University of Memphis) recently published an article entitled, Conservatorships, Capacity, and Crystal Balls, Temp. L. Rev. 1-46 (2014). Provided below is the article’s abstract:…
  • Apr 26

    Ask Math Not Facts to Detect Cognitive Impairment Early

    Ask Math Not Facts to Detect Cognitive Impairment Early
    Researchers of dementia and cognitive impairment warn that many individuals can still recall common facts, such as the date or who the president is, in the early stages of impairment. However, losing ability to do simply math and…
Rank this Week: 96

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/
  • Apr 26

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (April 26, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (April 26, 2015)
    business ethics codes: "some..research..suggests.. instrumental impacts..other studies..no discernible effect" 37 U. Haw. L. Rev. 1 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) April 20, 2015 "Etsy...is a B Corp...[but]…
  • Apr 24

    Bain Capital's Social Impact Fund

    Bain Capital's Social Impact Fund
    The New York Times DealB%k recently reported that Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts, will join Bain Capital to head a new social impact fund. These types of social impact funds seem to becoming more and more common. Social…
  • Apr 24

    Advice for Law Review Editor

    Advice for Law Review Editor
    I recently finished my law review submission season, placing two articles: The Social Enterprise Law Market at Maryland Law Review (on jurisdictional competition and social enterprise entity forms) and An Early Report on Benefit Reports at…
Rank this Week: 118

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
  • Apr 26

    Why We Write

    Why We Write
    Our own Sarah Cole, Jill Gross, and Andrea Schneider, along with Tim Hedeen and Nancy Welsh, led an excellent session at the ABA conference entitled, “How Being Angry Leads to Good Research.” They said that perceptions of…
  • Apr 25

    Everything I Know About Dispute Resolution is Wrong – Especially What You Say About It

    Everything I Know About Dispute Resolution is Wrong – Especially What You Say About It
    I think that it is accurate to say that at the ABA DR Section Conference we had a lively session entitled, “Everything You Know About Dispute Resolution is Wrong – Can You Handle the Truth?” (At least it was lively for those…
  • Apr 24

    Richard Birke to JAMS

    Richard Birke to JAMS
    I caught up with Rich Birke at the ABA conference last week. He told me that he has resigned his professorship at Willamette to become the Executive Director of the JAMS Institute, effective fall of this year. It’s very exciting because…
Rank this Week: 1794

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In West v. Grams, (7th Cir., April 22, 2015), the 7th Circuit vacated the district court's dismissal on mootness grounds of a Muslim inmate's RLUIPA claim. While the inmate had been transferred to another institution, the challenged…
  • Apr 26

    Egyptian Channel Cancels Program After Host's Criticism of Conservative Islam

    Egyptian Channel Cancels Program After Host's Criticism of Conservative Islam
    Egypt's Daily News reported yesterday that the Al-Qahera Wal Nas satellite channel has cancelled the program hosted by commentator Islam El-Behiry after two lawsuits against it challenge El-Behiry's criticism of conservative Islamic…
  • Apr 26

    Abercrombie Changes Dress Code As Supreme Court Decision Near

    Abercrombie Changes Dress Code As Supreme Court Decision Near
    As it awaits a Supreme Court decision in a case challenging its failure to provide a religious accommodation to its dress code for employees (see prior posting), Abercrombie & Fitch announced Friday that it will no longer hire employees…
Rank this Week: 135

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Stories, movies, and books, all with the same there--how lawyers can help make a better world.

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Apr 26

    Asleep at the Wheel?

    Asleep at the Wheel?
    Michael Glennon’s National Security and Double Government is a brilliant book that could change how we talk about both national security and the Supreme Court. He starts by posing a question that any intelligent reader of the New…
  • Apr 21

    Lawn Sale

    Lawn Sale
    Earlier this month Justice Ann Walsh Bradley won her race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court over Circuit Judge James Daley. But Judge Daley was not the only loser; the ideal of impartial justice also took a beating. Although the…
  • Apr 15

    Welcome to Guile is Good

    Welcome to Guile is Good
    My goal for this blog is to celebrate the role that lawyers play in creating the world we live in.  I don’t claim that all lawyers are heroes. Most of us are just trying to earn a living.  But some lawyers have used their…
Rank this Week: 2091

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/
  • Apr 26

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Explaining Pakistan’s Self-Defeating Afghanistan Policy

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Explaining Pakistan’s Self-Defeating Afghanistan Policy
    Editor’s Note: The relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan has long been ugly. Pakistan’s efforts to control and influence Afghanistan have played a major role in advancing radical groups like the Taliban and fomenting…
  • Apr 25

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #120: A Lecture on “The Future of Violence”

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #120: A Lecture on “The Future of Violence”
    I was privileged to speak this week at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas on Gabriella Blum and my new book, The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and…
  • Apr 25

    Reminder: The Triple Entente Beer Summit is Fast Approaching

    Reminder: The Triple Entente Beer Summit is Fast Approaching
    They’re the hottest item in the national security world. And they’re going fast. Get your tickets now for the Triple Entente Beer Summit, May 7 at the Washington Firehouse. Have a beer with Lawfare, with the folks from…
Rank this Week: 294

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    What LSU Portends for the Future of Legal Education

    What LSU Portends for the Future of Legal Education
    Boston Globe, LSU to Draft Insolvency Plan as Jindal Cuts Loom: Louisiana State University will draw up a financial exigency plan, equivalent to college bankruptcy, as $608 million in budget cuts proposed by Governor Bobby Jindal threaten to…
  • Apr 26

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is quite a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with a new #1 paper and new papers debuting on the list at #4 and #5: [271 Downloads] The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act: American Legal…
  • Apr 26

    The Plight Of A Christian Professor At An Elite Law School

    The Plight Of A Christian Professor At An Elite Law School
    Rod Dreher, The Post-Indiana Future for Christians: I spent a long time on the phone last night with a law professor at one of the country’s elite law schools. This professor is a practicing Christian, deeply closeted in the workplace; he…
Rank this Week: 152

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Apr 26

    Florian Ederer at Columbia Law School on April 27, 2015

    Florian Ederer at Columbia Law School on April 27, 2015
    Florian Ederer, Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management, Cowles Foundation "Promises and Expectations" Abstract: We investigate why people keep their promises in the absence of external enforcement mechanisms and…
  • Apr 19

    Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Right Problem, Wrong Fix

    Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Right Problem, Wrong Fix
    Yglesias has a good write-up of the problems with regulating big financial firms, but he (and Elizabeth Warren) get to the wrong solutions. To paraphrase, the problem is that many regulated firms are effectively judgment proof. We may…
  • Apr 19

    Benjamin J. Keys at Berkeley on April 20, 2015

    Benjamin J. Keys at Berkeley on April 20, 2015
    Minimum Payments and Debt Paydown in Consumer Credit Cards Benjamin J. Keys, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
Rank this Week: 4506

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematic

    An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematic
    An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematics Mathematics as the Science of Quantity and Structure James Frankl ISBN9781137400727Publication DateApril 2014FormatsHardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) PublisherPalgrave…
  • Apr 26

    AN ARISTOTELIAN REALIST PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS

    AN ARISTOTELIAN REALIST PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS
    THE SYDNEY SCHOOL: MATHEMATICS, THE SCIENCE OF STRUCTURE   AN ARISTOTELIAN REALIST PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS We are a school of philosophers of mathematics centred in Sydney, Australia. Our line is realist (about structure and…
  • Apr 13

    Kant, Evidence, Bulgaria, and John G. Roberts, Jr.

    Kant, Evidence, Bulgaria, and John G. Roberts, Jr.
    Orin Kerr, The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria (March 28, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
Rank this Week: 297

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/
  • Apr 26

    NYT: Financial Skills May Be "First to Go"

    NYT: Financial Skills May Be "First to Go"
    Sunday's New York Times has a feature article on aging and financial skills, and the message is not "just" for individuals with dementia: "Studies show that the ability to perform simple math problems, as well as handling…
  • Apr 24

    How Should Decisions Be Made About Sexual Rights During Facility-Based Care?

    How Should Decisions Be Made About Sexual Rights During Facility-Based Care?
    For me, a chilling moment in the trial of State of Iowa v. Henry Rayhons came during the prosecution's case-in-chief, with the reported testimony of a physician at Mrs. Rayhons' nursing home. According to the coverage of the trial, the...
  • Apr 24

    Got an Idea? Maybe You Are an Inventor!

    Got an Idea? Maybe You Are an Inventor!
    Are you an inventor? Ever have a good idea for an invention? There is a renaissance of sorts in American ingenuity with an increasing number of older Americans becoming inventors. The NY Times ran a story about older inventors on...
Rank this Week: 559

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 26

    Events and Announcements: April 26, 2015

    Events and Announcements: April 26, 2015
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen Events The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (IHEID), International Law Department will hold a conference entitled “International Law and Time” in Geneva,…
  • Apr 26

    Events and Announcements: April 26, 2015

    Events and Announcements: April 26, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Events The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (IHEID), International Law Department will hold a conference entitled “International Law and Time” in Geneva,…
  • Apr 25

    Weekend Roundup: April 11-24, 2015

    Weekend Roundup: April 11-24, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey The last two weeks of posts at Opinio Juris have seen several items from Julian, including on his favorite treaty reservation ever in the Hague Child Support Treaty and more on the HCST and…
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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 26

    Earthquake in Nepal

    Earthquake in Nepal
    The death toll from the earthquake on Saturday in Nepal reached 1,910 people. There were also deaths reported in India and Bhutan. More than 5,000 people injured. A new aftershock measuring 6.7 magnitude struck 65 kilometers east of Kathmandu…
  • Apr 26

    Private International Law Prize 2015

    Private International Law Prize 2015
    The Private International Law Interest Group (PILIG) of the American Society of International Law invites submissions for this year’s ASIL Private International Law prize. The prize is given for the best text on private international law…
  • Apr 24

    International Law Updates from Washington, D.C.

    International Law Updates from Washington, D.C.
    The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on U.S. Security Policy in Europe. on April 28, 2015 at 9:30 a.m., G-50 Dirksen. The Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, House…
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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/
  • Apr 26

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    This week in The New Rambler, Cass Sunstein reviews Chris Taylor's How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (Head of Zeus) in a piece titled "How Star Wars Illuminates…
  • Apr 24

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Congratulations to Justin Simard (Ph.D. candidate, University of Pennsylvania), who has been selected as a Baldy Postdoctoral Fellow by the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy. History News Network interviews Logan Sawyer, Georgia Law…
  • Apr 24

    LSA Hurst Award to Sharafi

    LSA Hurst Award to Sharafi
    The Law and Society Association has announced the winners of its 2015 awards. We're excited to see that recent guest blogger Mitra Sharafi (University of Wisconsin) picked up the J. Willard Hurst Award for the best book in Socio-Legal…
Rank this Week: 309

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/
  • Apr 25

    Ecomentalists and science denial

    Ecomentalists and science denial
    The environmental movement’s war against genetic engineering has led to a deepening rift with the scientific community. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center and the American Association for the... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Apr 24

    Sea Smoke Sea Spray (Santa Rita Hills) 2011

    Sea Smoke Sea Spray (Santa Rita Hills) 2011
    For dinner tonight I made open face croque madames on savory cheese and chive waffles. For the waffles, I made up a half batch of Bob's Red Mill Organic 7 Grain Pancake & Waffle Mix , to which I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 23

    Robert Mondavi Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 2002

    Robert Mondavi Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 2002
    For dinner tonight, I cut some flank steak into small pieces, which I then dusted with corn starch in a coarse sieve so that I could shake off the excess. I then stir fried it in my trusty Calphalon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 124

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: 591

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
  • Apr 25

    Get Up, Stand Up. For Music in Trinidad and Tobago

    Get Up, Stand Up. For Music in Trinidad and Tobago
    “Get up, stand up. For music.” is the theme of World Intellectual Property Day, 2015. When Bob Marley and the Wailers laid down the opening track on Burnin’ in a Kingston recording studio some four decades ago, they likely…
  • Feb 14

    Carnival, Photographs and Right

    Carnival, Photographs and Right
    As the Merry Monarch reigns over the next few days, hundreds of persons, including both masqueraders and spectators will be photographing the ‘Greatest Show On Earth’. With advances in technology, there is always confusion…
  • Feb 14

    How To Make A Will

    How To Make A Will
    What are the formalities for making a Will in Trinidad and Tobago? Student Attorney Tamara Dolsingh explains how a Will is to be made for the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic. Tamara’s article was published on…
Rank this Week: 551

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2561

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/
  • Apr 25

    Becoming a Lawyer – Still a Promising Career Path according to wallethub

    Becoming a Lawyer – Still a Promising Career Path according to wallethub
    Since the downturn of the economy and restructuring of the profession, most news about law schools boiled down to However, a new ranking lists Attorney as one of the top four promising careers for millenials. The study compared 109…
  • Apr 22

    Best Practices in Counseling? Ethical Practices in Counseling?

    Best Practices in Counseling? Ethical Practices in Counseling?
    This morning, on the WBUR (Boston) radio station, a criminal trial professor (from New York) was discussing the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, recently convicted of the bombing of the Boston Marathon two years ago, with hosts Margery Eagan and…
  • Apr 16

    Teaching the Students We Have – The Changing Student Body

    Teaching the Students We Have – The Changing Student Body
    Yesterday’s Bloomberg Business article leads with a startling headline:  The Smartest People Are Opting Out of Law School. It seems that while law school matriculation numbers have been declining, in addition, far fewer…
Rank this Week: 311

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: 15

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/
  • Apr 25

    Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law

    Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law
    Jurisdynamics is pleased to have received, courtesy of Oxford University Press, Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives (Randall S. Abate ed., 2015), available via…
  • Mar 1

    Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistic

    Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistic
    James Ming Chen, Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistics, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2571830 or http://bit.ly/LeapsMetesBounds: Economic analysis of technological innovation, diffusion, and decline often proceeds according to…
  • Jan 7

    Conducting empirical legal scholarship

    Conducting empirical legal scholarship
    The 15th annual workshop on Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship, co-taught by Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin, will run from June 15-17, 2015, at Washington University in St. Louis. The workshop is for law school faculty, lawyers,…
Rank this Week: 521

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 25

    Off to the ICN Annual Meeting in Sydney

    Off to the ICN Annual Meeting in Sydney
    I am off tonight to Sydney, Australia for the ICN annual meeting. The pre-ICN events are spectacular and I am participating in two of them. The first is a discussion I am co-hosting on Procedural Fairness in Asian Antitrust on...
  • Apr 24

    The Death of the Comcast Deal

    The Death of the Comcast Deal
    Tim Wu, Columbia Law has an op-ed in the New Yorker on The Death of the Comcast Deal.
  • Apr 24

    Optimal production channel for private labels: Too much or too little innovation?

    Optimal production channel for private labels: Too much or too little innovation?
    Claire Chambolle (INRA-UR1303 ALISS), Clemence Christin (Normandie Université, UCBN, CREM-UMR CNRS 6211) and Guy Meunier (INRA-UR1303 ALISS) ask Optimal production channel for private labels: Too much or too little innovation? ABSTRACT: We…
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Apr 25

    The Impact of Art

    The Impact of Art
    As my students will tell you, I am on a continuous quest to combine pro-sports and law. My students might be surprised to learn that I have personal interests beyond professional sports! One of those is contemporary art. So, I...
  • Apr 23

    Sound Recording Copyright Extension to 70 Years is a MONEY GRAB!

    Sound Recording Copyright Extension to 70 Years is a MONEY GRAB!
    New reports are suggesting that the Government of Canada plans to extend the term of copyright monopoly from 50 years to 70 years for sound recordings. I will give you 4 reasons why this does not further any legitimate public...
  • Apr 6

    If you build it, ...

    If you build it, ...
    Watch as MLB players recite the Field of Dreams speech:
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Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Apr 25

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!
    My cup runneth over with Section 230 cases! This long blog post catches up on a few from the past couple months. Warning: there are some stinkers in this batch. Google, Inc. v. Hood, 2015 WL 1546160 (S.D. Miss. March...
  • Apr 24

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn
    Plaintiffs alleged that potential employers found references about them through LinkedIn’s Reference Searches functions, they were denied employment as a result, and thus LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. LinkedIn users,…
  • Apr 23

    Mixed Ruling in Competitive Keyword Advertising Case–Goldline v. Regal

    Mixed Ruling in Competitive Keyword Advertising Case–Goldline v. Regal
    The lawsuit’s principal participants are rivals in the precious metals and coin industry. The defendant organization, Regal, has an affiliate program, and it appears that some affiliates bought competitive keyword advertising using the…
Rank this Week: 287

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Apr 25

    Are Law Firms that Represent Men Only Illegal?

    Are Law Firms that Represent Men Only Illegal?
    My colleagues and I have been discussing this issue. In the family law context, there is a rise of law firms that represent only male parties, often due to an affiliation with the father's rights movement. For example:…
  • Apr 25

    The Gendered Impact of the Retirement Deficit

    The Gendered Impact of the Retirement Deficit
    Wash Post, Why the Retirement Crisis is also a Woman's Crisis But here’s the dot that few have connected: The retirement savings crisis is also a women’s crisis. That’s because women retire with two-thirds the savings of men, live…
  • Apr 25

    Prof. McElroy Respond

    Prof. McElroy Respond
    And she responds with class. Lisa McElroy, After a Public Shaming, Reclaiming my Dignity. Excerpts don't do it justice. Just read.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GenderAndTheLawBlog/~4/ovhSJ-xsN7g" height="1"…
Rank this Week: 553