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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

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 27

    FCC Chair Proposes Action To Address Consumer Complaints On Robocalls, Marketing Call

    FCC Chair Proposes Action To Address Consumer Complaints On Robocalls, Marketing Call
    FCC Chair Tom Wheeler is proposing new ways to protect consumers against unwanted phone calls, including robocalls and sales messages. In a proposal he began circulating today, Mr. Wheeler listed a number of actions which would allow…
  • May 27

    Regulating the Advertising of e-Cigarettes: First Amendment Issue

    Regulating the Advertising of e-Cigarettes: First Amendment Issue
    Eric N. Lindblom, Georgetown University, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health law, has published Effectively Regulating E-Cigarettes and Their Advertising — And the First Amendment at 70 Food & Drug Law Journal 57 (2015).…
  • May 27

    "It Seems To Me I've Heard That Song Before"

    "It Seems To Me I've Heard That Song Before"
    The American Federation of Musicians is still hearing sour notes. Eriq Gardner (The Hollywood Reporter) reports that the AFM has filed a second lawsuit against the biggest studios in Hollywood (Columbia Studios, Paramount, Twentieth Century…
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 486

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/
  • May 27

    Berger on Sentencing, Pain, and Hope

    Berger on Sentencing, Pain, and Hope
    Benjamin L. Berger (York University - Osgoode Hall Law School) has posted Sentencing and the Salience of Pain and Hope (Supreme Court Law Review (2d), Forthcoming, in Dwight Newman & Malcolm Thorburn, eds, The Dignity of Law: The Legacy…
  • May 27

    Enoch & Fisher on Statistical Evidence

    Enoch & Fisher on Statistical Evidence
    David Enoch and Talia Fisher (Hebrew University - The Philosophy Department and the Law School and Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law) has posted Sense and 'Sensitivity': Epistemic and Instrumental Approaches to Statistical…
  • May 27

    Enoch on Yaffe on Attempt

    Enoch on Yaffe on Attempt
    David Enoch (Hebrew University - The Philosophy Department and the Law School) has posted A Comment on Yaffe's Attempts on SSRN.
Rank this Week: 2602

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/
  • May 27

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #68: An Interview with Julian Sanchez

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #68: An Interview with Julian Sanchez
    Our guests for Episode 68 include Julian Sanchez, senior fellow at the CATO Institute where he studies issues at the busy intersection of technology, privacy, and civil liberties, with a particular focus on national security and…
  • May 27

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Shiite militias launched an offensive yesterday to take back Ramadi, relieving Iraqi security forces who lost the territory just over a week ago. The “popular mobilization units,” another name for the militias, plan to secure the…
  • May 27

    LIVE: Brookings Host Vice President Joe Biden

    LIVE: Brookings Host Vice President Joe Biden
    At 12:15 pm, Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver remarks at Brookings on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and its implications for European security. You can watch the discussion below or follow along on Twitter at #BidenAtBrooking
Rank this Week: 126

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/
  • May 27

    Humblebragging is Empirically, Not Just Anecdotally, Ineffective

    Humblebragging is Empirically, Not Just Anecdotally, Ineffective
    Last month, Ovul Sezer, Francesca Gino, and Michael I. Norton of Harvard Business School posted Humblebragging: A Distinct – And Ineffective – Self-Presentation Strategy to SSRN (available here). Here is the full article abstract:…
  • May 27

    Social Enterprise, Brazilian Style

    Social Enterprise, Brazilian Style
    As a semi-closeted (now "out," I guess) foodie* and as a lover of "things Brazilian" (including Havaianas flip-flops and Veja sneakers, as well as churrascarias and caipirinhas), I read with interest a recent electronic…
  • May 27

    The Future of Respectability for Lawyers (Part 4)

    The Future of Respectability for Lawyers (Part 4)
    In my first post of this series, I asked whether business leaders had unknowingly provided the legal industry with a long-term solution to declining interest in the legal profession and potential waning influence. I suggested that business…
Rank this Week: 162

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/
  • May 27

    Sneaky Ways to Improve Student Evaluation

    Sneaky Ways to Improve Student Evaluation
    —Hand out evaluation forms when the most irascible student in class is absent. —Be sure that the only assignment you give right before the evaluation is a low-stakes one. “Have them write an easy paper where they can talk about...
  • May 27

    The top five mistakes to avoid on the bar exam

    The top five mistakes to avoid on the bar exam
    These tips come to us from the BarWrite Blog: Mistake Number 1: Rushing through reading the interrogatories [the "call of the question"] and the facts. Mistake Number 2: Stating your conclusions without showing your reasoning.…
  • May 26

    How to Teach Law Students Metacognitive Skill

    How to Teach Law Students Metacognitive Skill
    Yesterday, I featured an empirical study by Cheryl B. Preston, Penee W. Stewart, and Louise R. Moulding on incoming law students metacognitive skills. (Teaching 'Thinking Like a Lawyer': Metacognition and Law Students) Today, I will…
Rank this Week: 750

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 4299

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 27

    B.B. King’s Children Face Long Complex Legal Battle

    B.B. King’s Children Face Long Complex Legal Battle
    I have previously discussed the dispute over the estate of B.B. King. The late blues is currently survived by 11 living biological and adopted children. King’s children are currently in a high profile dispute with LaVerne Toney, the…
  • May 27

    North Carolina Lawyer Who Misappropriated $1.6 Million Loses License

    North Carolina Lawyer Who Misappropriated $1.6 Million Loses License
    A North Carolina attorney who worked for a prestigious Lincoln County law firm has been disbarred after admitting to misappropriating $1.6 million from an estate that he was executor of. Peter Capece, who was executor of the estate of…
  • May 27

    How To Go Green At Death With An Environmentally Friendly Funeral

    How To Go Green At Death With An Environmentally Friendly Funeral
    These days, being environmentally conscious is the thing to do and extends to funerals as people look for ways to avoid the embalming and cremation process. This has given rise to the "green funeral" in which a body is prepared...
Rank this Week: 40

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
  • May 27

    Carrel on Dreams of an ADR Career

    Carrel on Dreams of an ADR Career
    This dispatch comes from FOI Alyson Carrel (Northwestern). Last week, Robert DeNiro spoke at the NYU Tisch School of Arts graduation ceremony.  After congratulating the students on their success, he paused, then added, “…
  • May 21

    Save the date: AALS ADR Works in Progress in October

    Save the date: AALS ADR Works in Progress in October
    As the summer begins and a lot of us are planning our research and writing, please keep in mind that the 9th Annual AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference will be on October 23 & 34, 2015, …
  • May 21

    Why Cooperate?

    Why Cooperate?
    A short piece in the New York Times by Harvard economists and Yale psychologists has a suggestion that may surprise you – or maybe not – about people’s motivation to cooperate. The authors focus on the “tragedy of the…
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    An "indefensible tension" in Evenwel?: Does the Constitution prohibit for state districts the "one person/one vote" formula that the Constitution requires for federal districts?

    An "indefensible tension" in Evenwel?: Does the Constitution prohibit for state districts the "one person/one vote" formula that the Constitution requires for federal districts?
    Following up on the recent posts by Joey Fishkin and David Gans on the Evenwel case that the Court has decided to hear, I thought it might be worth posting the argument made by the United States the last time this issue reached the…
  • May 27

    Three Paths to Constitutionalism

    Three Paths to Constitutionalism
    Bruce AckermanI’ve just published a 5000 word sketch of my current book project that attempts a new framework for confronting the world-wide rise of constitutionalism during the twentieth century. Here’s a link to the article in…
  • May 27

    Dan Meltzer's Fed Court

    Dan Meltzer's Fed Court
    Thanks to Marty for the lovely – and spot on – recollection of Harvard Law Professor Dan Meltzer, in the face of the terribly sad news of his death.  It was my great privilege to have met Dan Meltzer first as my teacher some…
Rank this Week: 285

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 27

    Angry Faculty Savage New York University | Minding The Campu

    Angry Faculty Savage New York University | Minding The Campu
    The report, “The Art of the Gouge,” says NYU admits the highest number of foreign students of any U.S. university, thus gaining large profits from extra costs charged to non-Americans. Blogger Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism says…
  • May 27

    Glenn Beck: Free The Weed - The Daily Beast

    Glenn Beck: Free The Weed - The Daily Beast
    When Beck winds up his dismal portrait of police violence, he cites a list of “extremist” categories supposedly culled from government documents. It includes “those that talk about ‘individual liberties,’”…
  • May 27

    Does the Octopus Have a Soul? - The Daily Beast

    Does the Octopus Have a Soul? - The Daily Beast
    What has eight legs and just might have a soul? via www.thedailybeast.com And are they capable of profound evil?
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    DMCA hearings: library etc education

    DMCA hearings: library etc education
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) Proposed Class 4: Audiovisual works – educational uses – educational programs operated by museums, libraries,…
  • May 27

    DMCA hearings: K-12 education

    DMCA hearings: K-12 education
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) Proposed Class 2: Audiovisual works – educational uses – primary and secondary schools (K-12)This proposed…
  • May 27

    DMCA hearings: MOOC

    DMCA hearings: MOOC
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) 10:45am-12:15pm: Proposed Class 3: Audiovisual works – educational uses – massive open online courses…
Rank this Week: 431

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • May 27

    Overbilling Suspension

    Overbilling Suspension
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has accepted a two-year consent suspension of an "independent staff attorney" who inflated his bills while employed as a $40 per hour document reviewer for Drinker Biddle. The attorney was employed…
  • May 27

    Prosecutor Disbarred After Rape Plea

    Prosecutor Disbarred After Rape Plea
    The Delaware Supreme Court has accepted the consent disbarment of a former prosecutor who pleaded guilty to rape charges. Delaware Online has details of the criminal case A former Delaware criminal prosecutor pleaded guilty Monday to raping a…
  • May 27

    No Place Like Nome

    No Place Like Nome
    Alaska Dispatch News has a report on ethics charges against a recently-appointed judge of the Nome Superior Court. The News summarizes: The statements taken from recorded court proceedings and listed in the complaint are as follows: • On…
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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/
  • May 27

    Hodson on Political Economy, Law, & the Euro Crisi

    Hodson on Political Economy, Law, & the Euro Crisi
    Dermot Hodson (University of London - Birkbeck College) has posted Law and the Euro Crisis: A View from Political Economy on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The euro crisis has triggered a healthy debate within law and other disciplines about...
  • May 27

    Fornasier on EU Fundamental Rights & Private Relationship

    Fornasier on EU Fundamental Rights & Private Relationship
    Matteo Fornasier (Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law) has posted The Impact of EU Fundamental Rights on Private Relationships: Direct or Indirect Effect? (European Review of Private Law (ERPL), Vol. 23, No. 1,…
  • May 27

    Cotterrell on Global Legal Pluralism

    Cotterrell on Global Legal Pluralism
    Roger Cotterrell (Queen Mary University of London, School of Law) has posted A Concept of Law for Global Legal Pluralism? (S. P. Donlan and L. H. Urscheler eds, Concepts of Law: Comparative, Jurisprudential and Social Science Perspectives.…
Rank this Week: 79

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Doe v. Ayers (9th Cir. - May 27, 2015)

    Doe v. Ayers (9th Cir. - May 27, 2015)
    Back in March, the Ninth Circuit unanimously granted habeas relief in a California death penalty case.  This was itself unusual.  (Though less unusual given the composition of the panel -- Judges Pregerson, Reinhardt, and Wardlaw.)…
  • May 26

    In Re Quantification Settlement Agreement Cases (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)

    In Re Quantification Settlement Agreement Cases (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)
    Justice Robie publishes an opinion to say:  "We love that the parties have finally settled this long-running dispute, which has seen no less than eight different proceedings in the Court of Appeal over the past dozen years.  Thanks…
  • May 26

    Kumaraperu v. Feldsted (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)

    Kumaraperu v. Feldsted (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)
    A bank account is owned by X, but Y says that the money in it belongs to Y.  So Y writes a check on the account, payable to Y, and signs X's name on it.  Assume that Y is right that the money belongs to Y.Is the act of signing X's…
Rank this Week: 75

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • May 27

    The FIFA Indictment

    The FIFA Indictment
    I have been thinking about the impact of yesterday's indictment of numerous FIFA officials on the various organizations' tax statuses, both here in the United States and abroad -- particularly under the tax laws of Switzerland. The FIFA…
  • May 26

    Return on Portfolios: A Concern for Donors Today?

    Return on Portfolios: A Concern for Donors Today?
    I have blogged often about the rise of a donor base that demands results from the nonprofits. My theory is that an efficient charitable market, where investment ends up in the hands of those charities that will put it to...
  • May 26

    Waterhouse-Wilson on LLC's and the Excess Business Holdings Tax

    Waterhouse-Wilson on LLC's and the Excess Business Holdings Tax
    Elaine Waterhouse-Wilson's recent article deals with the excess business holdings tax (IRC 4943) as it relates to ownerships in LLC's. Here is the abstract: How much should charity and business intersect? Recent trends point toward a growing…
Rank this Week: 4301

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/
  • May 27

    Problems with the New Uber Economy

    Problems with the New Uber Economy
    There is a fascinating article over at the Washington Post on some of the issues that are arising with non-traditional jobs such as those employed by Uber, AirBnb, Taskrabbit and others. While these jobs can provide workers with unparalleled…
  • May 26

    EEOC Oversight Hearing

    EEOC Oversight Hearing
    image from eeoc.gov The Senate HELP Committee recently conducted oversight hearings on the EEOC's enforcement process (May 19, 2015). The hearings are now available online. The focus of these hearings is primarily on the EEOC's enforcement…
  • May 26

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar

    Novel 4th Circuit Case Applies Nassar
    Jon Harkavy (Patterson Harkavy) sends us word of Foster v. UMES. Here's Jon's description: [Foster v. UMES] is a Fourth Circuit case from late last week that deepens a circuit split about application on summary judgment of UT Southwestern…
Rank this Week: 158

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 27

    David McCullough's The Wright Brother

    David McCullough's The Wright Brother
    I just finished the Wright Brothers, which I enjoyed, even though I don't think it's one of McCullough's best books. My main criticisms? The treatment of the events of December 1903 get relatively... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 27

    "Some Key Things U.S. Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Law and Lawyers"

    "Some Key Things U.S. Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Law and Lawyers"
    I recommend Trautman, Lawrence J. and Luppino, Anthony J. and Simmons, Malika, Some Key Things U.S. Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Law and Lawyers (May 15, 2015). Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
  • May 26

    We interrupt for a personal rant about Hollywood road closure

    We interrupt for a personal rant about Hollywood road closure
    I live in the Hollywood Hills West area of Los Angeles. As such, road closure in Hollywood affect my commute quite severely. So I was appalled and distressed when the list of June closures came out.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 159

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • May 27

    IAG One Step Closer to Aer Lingus Takeover

    IAG One Step Closer to Aer Lingus Takeover
    The Irish government has decided to support the sale of it's 25 percent stake in national carrier Aer Lingus to International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG). All eyes now turn to Ryanair, Aer Lingus' largest shareholder and itself the…
  • May 21

    China to Introduce Safety Audit System

    China to Introduce Safety Audit System
    The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) reportedly will begin assigning safety ratings to all foreign carriers serving Chinese airports, with the possibility of revoking licenses of carriers with low scores. The carriers will be…
  • May 18

    INTRANSLAW Zagreb 2015

    INTRANSLAW Zagreb 2015
    The University of Zagreb Faculty of Law and the Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences invite you to attend the First International Transport and Insurance Law Conference – INTRANSLAW Zagreb 2015, on October 15 and 16. The conference will…
Rank this Week: 516

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • May 27

    A Berkshire Opportunity Cost: Listed Family Firm

    A Berkshire Opportunity Cost: Listed Family Firm
    The following is adapted from “Berkshire’s Blemishes,” a working paper delineating the costs, rather than the vaunted benefits, of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway as a management model.   Warren…
  • May 27

    FAC 5 (First Amendment Conversations) Madison Unplugged: A Candid Q&A with Burt Neuborne about Law, Life & His Latest Book  

    FAC 5 (First Amendment Conversations) Madison Unplugged: A Candid Q&A with Burt Neuborne about Law, Life & His Latest Book  
    I have spent a lifetime fighting for a very broad First Amendment, keeping the government out of the First Amendment. But I have also said that there is a terrible price that one pays for that. — Burt  Neuborne, “The…
  • May 25

    On Memorial Day — Judge Richard Kopf Remembers Holme

    On Memorial Day — Judge Richard Kopf Remembers Holme
    Over at Hercules and the Umpire Judge Richard Kopf remembers — and it is fitting that he does — one of our greatest soldiers, a man who sacrificed much and in the face of it all saw many a dear friend fall. Make of Oliver…
Rank this Week: 140

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • May 27

    Labor Art Exhibition

    Labor Art Exhibition
    St. Louis labor lawyer Bruce Feldacker is a collector of labor art. His collection is described here. From May 24, 2014 through August 2, 2015, his collection will be on display at the Cedarhurst Museum in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Details...
  • May 13

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic
    I am fascinated how new technology challenges existing legal and judicial ethics rules and canons. An article forthcoming in University of Illinois Law Review, written by Eric Goldman and Angel Reyes, III titled, "Regulation of…
  • May 12

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam
    In an LA Times editorial yesterday, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Cal-Irvine Law, urges California to adopt the standardized Uniform Bar Exam. New York has recently done the same. Craig Estlinbaum
Rank this Week: 1406

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: 8

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/
  • May 27

    How to Be Happy in Your Work

    How to Be Happy in Your Work
    Originally posted on Guile is Good!:Some lawyers are happy. Don’t take it on faith; the New York times says so. Of course, other lawyers are not. One Interesting statistic from the study the story relies on is that associates at high…
  • May 21

    Inner Development, Community, Social Justice (Concurrent Session, AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education)

    Inner Development, Community, Social Justice (Concurrent Session, AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education)
    Last, but not least, in this series highlighting lessons from experts in other disciplines relevant to how to navigate the chaotic “new normal”  in legal education: Thursday’s concurrent session organized…
  • May 17

    Lessons from “Counseling Our Students” (Mini-Plenary at AALS Conference on Clinical Education)

    Lessons from “Counseling Our Students” (Mini-Plenary at AALS Conference on Clinical Education)
    At the recent AALS Conference on Clinical Education two additional sessions provided important insights from experts iin other disciplines on how to operate effectively in the midst of the current period of change in legal education.…
Rank this Week: 4755

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/
  • May 27

    Diversity In The Legal Profession

    Diversity In The Legal Profession
    Deborah Rhode has an op/ed up at the Washington Post arguing that the legal field is the least diverse profession and making the case for changes. It's here.
  • May 27

    In Memoriam: Daniel Meltzer

    In Memoriam: Daniel Meltzer
    Harvard Law Professor Daniel Meltzer passed away from cancer this weekend. He was 63. Meltzer joined the Harvard faculty in 1982, playing several roles in the faculty and administration, and also served in the Obama administration. He had…
  • May 27

    Martin Katz Stepping Down As Dean Of Denver Law

    Martin Katz Stepping Down As Dean Of Denver Law
    Dean Marty Katz, who has lead Denver Law since 2009, will be stepping down next summer. Details here.
Rank this Week: 497

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 27

    Ontario Privacy Commissioner Releases Annual Report

    Ontario Privacy Commissioner Releases Annual Report
    Ontario Privacy Commissioner Brian Beamish just released his first annual report. It is an interesting read for anyone interested in access and privacy issues. Topics include details on some noteworthy access and privacy decisions, open…
  • May 27

    Driving Change in Access to Justice

    Driving Change in Access to Justice
    Why is the idea of asking service users what they need in terms of access to justice so challenging to those working in the justice system? This is the question that I was asking myself as I participated a recent workshop on enhancing access…
  • May 27

    The Future of Legal Practice and Technology for Law Professor

    The Future of Legal Practice and Technology for Law Professor
    One of my pet peeves is when people throw around the word “technology” as a catch all to mean anything that can or will involve a computer. A common pattern is “In X number of years, this task will be replaced by…
Rank this Week: 147

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: 2265

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 23

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Moyn: Do Human Rights Increase Inequality?

    Moyn: Do Human Rights Increase Inequality?
    Samuel Moyn (Harvard Univ. - Law and History) has posted Do Human Rights Increase Inequality? (Chronicle of Higher Education, May 26, 2015). His answer:Human rights, even perfectly realized human rights, are compatible with inequality, even…
  • May 27

    New Issue: Transnational Dispute Management

    New Issue: Transnational Dispute Management
    The latest issue of Transnational Dispute Management (2015, no. 3) is out. This is a special issue on "Renewable Energy Disputes." The table of contents is here.
  • May 27

    Kumm: An Empire of Capital? Transatlantic Investment Protection as the Institutionalization of Unjustified Privilege

    Kumm: An Empire of Capital? Transatlantic Investment Protection as the Institutionalization of Unjustified Privilege
    Mattias Kumm (New York Univ. - Law) has posted an ESIL Reflection on An Empire of Capital? Transatlantic Investment Protection as the Institutionalization of Unjustified Privilege.
Rank this Week: 100

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 27

    Call for Papers: Immigration Law and Criminal Justice

    Call for Papers: Immigration Law and Criminal Justice
    The journal Laws is currently running a special issue entitled “Immigration Law and Criminal Justice.” Ingrid Eagly has agreed to serve as the Guest Editor for this issue and would like to invite you to participate. For more information,…
  • May 27

    Supreme Court Will Hear Case With Possibly Huge Impacts on Latino Voting Power

    Supreme Court Will Hear Case With Possibly Huge Impacts on Latino Voting Power
    For 50 years the “one person, one vote” principle has been employed to divide political power by counting all people in states and putting them into electoral districts of roughly equal size. A case raising the continuing vitality of…
  • May 27

    Immigration Article of the Day: The Bracero Program and Entrepreneurial Investment in Mexico by Edward Kosack

    Immigration Article of the Day: The Bracero Program and Entrepreneurial Investment in Mexico by Edward Kosack
    The Bracero Program and Entrepreneurial Investment in Mexico by Edward Kosack, University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Economics April 1, 2015 Abstract: The Bracero Program was a massive guest worker program that allowed over four…
Rank this Week: 176

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 4166

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/
  • May 27

    Competition: Visiting Scholar of Neuroethics at IRCM (Montreal, Canada)

    Competition: Visiting Scholar of Neuroethics at IRCM (Montreal, Canada)
    The Neuroethics Research Unit at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) is sponsoring a competition to find a Visiting Scholar. "This program aims to provide early career and established researchers from any…
  • May 21

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Psychiatric Drugs Do More Harm Than Good, Says Expert, The Guardian In The Popular Press: Prosthetic Limbs, Controlled by Thought, New York Times Meet Flakka, the Drug Police Say Is Making People Run…
  • May 21

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Say What? How the Brain Separates Our Ability to Talk and Write, Science Daily In The Popular Press: Fruit Flies Are Shown to Enter a Fearlike State, NY Times The Database of All Things Brainy,...
Rank this Week: 2318

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Legal History at San Francisco State University's Labor Archives and Research Center

    Legal History at San Francisco State University's Labor Archives and Research Center
    I was fortunate to be able to do a large chunk of the research for Forging Rivals at the Labor Archives and Research Center at San Francisco State University (LARC). LARC is a fantastic resource that is underappreciated by legal historians. …
  • May 26

    CFP: Policy History 2016

    CFP: Policy History 2016
    The Institute for Political History, the Journal of Policy History, and the Peabody College of Vanderbilt University are hosting the ninth biennial Conference on Policy History at the Loews® Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee from…
  • May 26

    Pedrioli on Race and NYT v. Sullivan

    Pedrioli on Race and NYT v. Sullivan
    Carlo A. Pedrioli, Barry University, has posted New York Times v. Sullivan and the Rhetorics of Race: A Look at the Briefs, Oral Arguments, and Opinions, which is forthcoming in the Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race…
Rank this Week: 57

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 27

    Understanding Problems and Solution

    Understanding Problems and Solution
    Dennis Prager begins a series on understanding the differences between Left and Right in National Review: Material poverty doesn’t cause murder, rape, or terror. Moral poverty does. That’s one of the great divides between Left and…
  • May 26

    GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy On USA Freedom Act

    GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy On USA Freedom Act
    House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy joined me to open the show to discuss whether the Patriot Act would lapse: Audio: 05-26hhs-mccarthy Transcript: HH: We begin today’s program with a special shout-out to our special friends listening on…
  • May 25

    How We Think About Thing

    How We Think About Thing
    Hugh interviewed the author, and I have mentioned the book several times, “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.” Then, just this morning, this headline appeared in the Telegraph, “Social mobility has come to a…
Rank this Week: 1555

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/
  • May 27

    Manhood...stumbles.....

    Manhood...stumbles.....
    If the premise were being done purely as a comedic stunt, the results would not have been funny. But the men in the video were behaving in earnest: Trying to satisfy some vaunted standard of manliness, the hosts of Fox...<img…
  • May 27

    The Confidence Gap

    The Confidence Gap
    The May issue of the Atlantic dwells on "The Confidence Gap". Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it. .... The…
  • May 26

    Fifty Years of Pregnancy Discrimination Litigation under Title VII

    Fifty Years of Pregnancy Discrimination Litigation under Title VII
    Deborah Brake, On NOT "Having it Both Ways" and Still Losing: Reflections on Fifty Years of Pregnancy Litigation Under Title VII, 95 Boston U L. Rev. 995 (2015) From the abstract: This article . . . reflects on the past...<img…
Rank this Week: 2051

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 27

    Child Support in Nebraska

    Child Support in Nebraska
    From Lincoln Journal Star: As lawmakers measure their fiscal footprints this year, Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks says she's trying to stop $80 million from disappearing. That's one selling point of a bill she sponsored that would bring…
  • May 26

    Life Events & Divorce

    Life Events &amp; Divorce
    From Fox News: Late last month, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory made headlines with the sad news that she was separating from her husband—who was also injured in the blast—less than one year after their dream wedding.…
  • May 25

    CA Child Custody Case

    CA Child Custody Case
    From Bakersfield Now: A Bakersfield woman continues to try and regain sole custody of her 8-year-old daughter in an unusual child custody battle. The girl is currently living with the father, 56-year-old Nicholas Elizondo, who is a registered…
Rank this Week: 163

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 27

    Second Circuit Upholds DMV Ban of "Choose Life" License Plate Against First Amendment Challenge

    Second Circuit Upholds DMV Ban of &quot;Choose Life&quot; License Plate Against First Amendment Challenge
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its divided opinion in Children First Foundation v. Fiala, the Second Circuit held that the Commissioner of Motor Vehicle's rejection of "Choose Life"…
  • May 26

    Supreme Court to Review Batson Challenge in Georgia Death Penalty Case

    Supreme Court to Review Batson Challenge in Georgia Death Penalty Case
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari today in Foster v. Humphrey to the Georgia Supreme Court denying post-conviction relief. According to the petition,…
  • May 23

    Contraception Mandate Accommodation Opponents Rebuffed--Again

    Contraception Mandate Accommodation Opponents Rebuffed--Again
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Federal appeals courts this week dealt two (more) blows to opponents of Obamacare's religious accommodation to the contraception mandate. A Seventh Circuit panel ruled that the accommodation did not…
Rank this Week: 107

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 591

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/
  • May 27

    "Should Washington Try to Change Religious Beliefs?"

    "Should Washington Try to Change Religious Beliefs?"
    Here is a short piece I did for USA Today, which returns to the questions raised in this earlier post. A bit: . . . The idea that public authorities and officials should take editorial aim at certain religious beliefs and revise them to…
  • May 26

    Wither Elonis?

    Wither Elonis?
    Another SCOTUS opinion day (and possibly another opinion week) has passed and still no Elonis v. United States, the true threats case argued on December 1. It is all-but-certain that the Chief has the opinion (he is the only one who has not…
  • May 26

    Law students’ most valuable experiences put them in the role of lawyer

    Law students’ most valuable experiences put them in the role of lawyer
    The following post is from Paula Schaefer (Tennessee) and is sponsored by West Academic. I spent the past three years chairing the review of the 1L curriculum at my law school, the University of Tennessee College of Law. As part of our…
Rank this Week: 277

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Murder, Aggravated Assault and the Cell Phone Location Data

    Murder, Aggravated Assault and the Cell Phone Location Data
    After Kendrick Herring was charged with a number of crimes, which are listed later in this post, he filed a motion to suppress “any evidence obtained as a result of the search and seizure of his real-time cellphone location…
  • May 25

    The Rental Agreement, the Online Review and Defamation Per Se

    The Rental Agreement, the Online Review and Defamation Per Se
    This post examines an opinion the Utah Court of Appeals recently issued in a civil case that involves an online posting and a suit for defamation:  Westmont Residential LLC v. Buttars, 340 P.3d 183 (2015).  The parties to the suit…
  • May 22

    The OnStar GPS Tracking Service, the iPads and Harassment

    The OnStar GPS Tracking Service, the iPads and Harassment
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Minnesota:  Boggs v. Boggs, 2015 WL 1961179 (2015).  As the caption suggests, the case involves spouses who were in the process of divorcing when the events that produced…
Rank this Week: 2266

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • May 27

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Eliminating the Phase Represents and Warrants from Contracts, 16 Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 203 (2015) Carlos Berdejo, Revisiting the Voting Prohibition in Bond Workouts, 89 Tul. L. Rev. 541 (2015) Hillary L. Berk, The…
  • May 26

    Airbnb Update

    Airbnb Update
    We have previously blogged about “sharing economy” short-term rental company Airbnb at various times here. Time for an update: The City of Santa Monica, California, just passed an ordinance that prohibits property owners and residents…
  • May 26

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 258 Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche Damien Geradin George Mason…
Rank this Week: 2601

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

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

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    When Arguing Tax Policy, Don’t Let Simplistic Inaccuracies Overshadow Strong But Complicated Argument

    When Arguing Tax Policy, Don’t Let Simplistic Inaccuracies Overshadow Strong But Complicated Argument
    An image making the rounds on facebook has this to offer about federal taxation:Government Handouts That the Rich Get, But Fox “News” Will Never Mention:1. Mortgage interest deductions for big houses and second homes2. The yacht…
  • May 25

    Between Theory and Reality is the (Tax) Test

    Between Theory and Reality is the (Tax) Test
    No, I’m not referring to the tax exams that stand between a student’s coursework and practice experience. What has been pulled from the back burner of this blog is something I’ve discussed many times, though not recently.…
  • May 22

    Doing Arithmetic: An Insight into Tax Policy Conundrum

    Doing Arithmetic: An Insight into Tax Policy Conundrum
    Sometimes, in trying to help people understand the facts beneath tax policy issues, I wonder why many have difficulty grasping the essentials, and thus being misled or even duped by the sound bit and buzz phrases tossed about by politicians…
Rank this Week: 2260

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/
  • May 27

    Oxford Don Anil Gomes worried about the mischief his students will do with philosophy

    Oxford Don Anil Gomes worried about the mischief his students will do with philosophy
    I wonder what his students make of this: Here’s a depressing thought that sometimes occurs to me: someone I teach may, one day, end up in a position of elected power. It’s not an unreasonable fear. The Houses of Parliament...
  • May 27

    At last, Facebook behavior explained

    At last, Facebook behavior explained
    Sounds plausible to me.
  • May 26

    UChicago's over-active spam filter

    UChicago's over-active spam filter
    If you've sent me a conference invitation or referee request to which I have not responded, please contact me again at bleiter-at-uchicago-dot-edu. I have in recent months caught one of each that somehow landed in "junk mail" for unknown…
Rank this Week: 397