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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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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/
  • Jan 17

    Afilalo & Patterson on Statecraft & EU Law

    Afilalo & Patterson on Statecraft & EU Law
    Ari Afilalo and Dennis Patterson (Rutgers University - School of Law and European University Institute) have posted Statecraft and the Foundations of European Union Law (Julie DICKSON and Pavlos ELEFTHERIADIS (eds), Philosophical Foundations…
  • Jan 17

    Posner on the Populist Backlash & Liberal Internationalism

    Posner on the Populist Backlash & Liberal Internationalism
    Eric A. Posner (University of Chicago - Law School) has posted Liberal Internationalism and the Populist Backlash on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A populist backlash around the world has targeted international law and legal institutions.…
  • Jan 17

    Hershovitz on "Private Wrongs" by Ripstein

    Hershovitz on "Private Wrongs" by Ripstein
    Scott Hershovitz (University of Michigan Law School) has posted The Search for a Grand Unified Theory of Tort Law (Harvard Law Review, Vol. 130, No. 3, p. 942, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Arthur Ripstein’s new book...
Rank this Week: 381

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    South African Liberation Struggles: Toward (Revolutionary?) Democratic Self-Determination — A Bibliography

    South African Liberation Struggles: Toward (Revolutionary?) Democratic Self-Determination — A Bibliography
    My latest compilation on South African Liberation Struggles is here.The images are of two paintings by John Koenakeefe Mohl and are found here.
  • Jan 6

    Charter 77: First published on 6 January 1977

    Charter 77: First published on 6 January 1977
    Today, as the 2017 Verso Radical Diary reminds me, is the date of the signing of Charter 77. First, by way of historical backdrop and relevant causal conditions: “The sweeping political reforms introduced by [Mikhail] Gorbachev in…
  • Jan 5

    Vice President-elect Mike Pence pontificate

    Vice President-elect Mike Pence pontificate
    “The American people want us to start over,” Pence said. “Releasing the power of the free market is the pathway toward expanding access and affordability of health care across the country.”  This is one of the…
Rank this Week: 321

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 17

    How to Print Without Shame

    How to Print Without Shame
    The paperless-office religion probably makes you uncomfortable. The preacher says kill the paper, printing is a sin. Don’t fret. Here is why you should not be ashamed to print. I write this for lawyers, and I am not…
  • Jan 17

    Good to Great: Taking Your Law Blog to the Next Level

    Good to Great: Taking Your Law Blog to the Next Level
    As a public service, I solemnly swear to write this post without using the word influencer. Not sure if the backstory helps, but here it is…. I was recently asked if I had any ‘general advice’ or tips on how to get a new…
  • Jan 17

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice. Research & Writing 4 Questions to Ask About Any Database (Part 2) Ken…
Rank this Week: 227

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 17

    To Stay or Not To Stay: The Calculus for International STEM Students in the United State

    To Stay or Not To Stay: The Calculus for International STEM Students in the United State
    To Stay or Not To Stay: The Calculus for International STEM Students in the United States More than 1 million international students were in the United States in 2015-16, a significant share of them in science, technology, engineering, or…
  • Jan 17

    At the Movies: 11 Documentaries About Immigrants Everyone Should Watch Right Now

    At the Movies: 11 Documentaries About Immigrants Everyone Should Watch Right Now
    Here are "11 Documentaries About Immigrants Everyone Should Watch Right Now." Below is the trailer for number 6 on the list: Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas made headlines in 2011 when he revealed he was…
  • Jan 17

    Secret Identities of Immigration Judges Revealed

    Secret Identities of Immigration Judges Revealed
    Attorney Bryan Johnson writes that the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) long has concealed the identities of Immigration Judges named in complaints of misconduct. In response to a FOIA from the American Immigration Lawyers Association…
Rank this Week: 2093

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 120

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 232

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/
  • Jan 17

    Obama's Cybersecurity Legacy

    Obama's Cybersecurity Legacy
    NextGov has a nice summary article on President Obama's cybersecurity legacy.  [Full disclosure: I was interviewed for and quoted in the article].  Here is the intro: The Obama administration made an unprecedented all-fronts effort…
  • Jan 17

    It’s Not a Post-Fact World After All: Why Kompromat Can’t Touch Trump Yet

    It’s Not a Post-Fact World After All: Why Kompromat Can’t Touch Trump Yet
    It’s still too early to say that any of the material in the Trump dossier is true, or to dismiss it all as false. But even at this early stage, it should be apparent the Trump machine is resilient to the kind of stuff, fact or rumor,…
  • Jan 16

    Why Rex Tillerson Was Right Not to Label Putin a War Criminal Before Reviewing the Facts and the Law

    Why Rex Tillerson Was Right Not to Label Putin a War Criminal Before Reviewing the Facts and the Law
    Former Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Pierre Prosper and I have co-authored this op-ed in the Washington Post explaining why Rex Tillerson was right not to have accepted Senator Rubio's invitation to label Vladimir Putin a war…
Rank this Week: 4708

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

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4235

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 17

    A Possible Contradiction in Liberals' Concerns About Corruption?

    A Possible Contradiction in Liberals' Concerns About Corruption?
    by Neil H. BuchananWhich is it?  Do rich people respond to incentives to get richer, or do they reach the point where enough is enough and other goals take precedence?  Does it matter?I raised this issue briefly at the beginning of…
  • Jan 16

    Does it Matter Whether Trump is a "Legitimate" President?

    Does it Matter Whether Trump is a "Legitimate" President?
    by Michael DorfIn explaining his intention to absent himself from Trump's inauguration civil rights hero and Congressman John Lewis said that he did not regard Trump as a legitimate president. That statement inspired a typically childish and…
  • Jan 12

    Personal Responsibility and the 2016 Election

    Personal Responsibility and the 2016 Election
    by Neil H. BuchananDonald Trump has now made clear that he has no intention of eliminating his conflicts of interest -- saying, in essence, that he is keen to cash in on the "corruption premium."  Meanwhile, the rush by Senate…
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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/
  • Jan 17

    video of Evil Twin debate on Tam

    video of Evil Twin debate on Tam
    Available here.  Tomorrow I'll have my third NPR interview on Tam; interest seems quite high.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 16

    Transformative work of the day, Lin-Manuel Miranda edition

    Transformative work of the day, Lin-Manuel Miranda edition
    What's Next?  Since I'm working on 512 roundtable reply comments right now, it seems particularly appropriate to remind everyone that clips can be fair use.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 13

    It's a Tam, Tam, Tam world

    It's a Tam, Tam, Tam world
    Along with a podcast for the American Constitution Center and an NPR interview running the morning of the Tam argument (next Wednesday), I'll also be on a post-argument panel at AU--the panel before features none other than Tam…
Rank this Week: 623

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jan 17

    The Law Professor Who Coached the Marquette Football Team

    The Law Professor Who Coached the Marquette Football Team
    The Marquette University Law School has long been associated with the world of sports.  Although the National Sports Law Institute has represented the connection in recent years, the school’s relationship to the sports industry…
  • Jan 16

    Water: 2016 Retrospective (and Issues to Watch in 2017)

    Water: 2016 Retrospective (and Issues to Watch in 2017)
    At this time of year it seems appropriate to both examine the year just ended and look forward to the one to come.[1] 2016 brought numerous developments in the water law and policy sector at the national and state levels, and also here at…
  • Jan 12

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up
    Ringing in the new year, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released its data on prisoners in the United States in 2015. After rising consistently for about four decades, the U.S. prison population (state and federal combined)…
Rank this Week: 3815

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 642

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
  • Jan 17

    Is the Present House Apportionment Unconstitutional?

    Is the Present House Apportionment Unconstitutional?
    I’m going to begin a series of posts about my next project, which will examine the Reapportionment Act of 1929; a critically important statute that fixes the size of the House of Representatives at 435 and delegates the reapportionment…
  • Jan 13

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine
    I want to draw your attention to an important new paper by Will Baude on the flawed legal  foundations of qualified immunity doctrine. The paper lucidly explains that the Supreme Court’s explanations for why 42 U.S.C. Section…
  • Jan 10

    A Scholar is a Bu

    A Scholar is a Bu
    This is a phrase attributed to Alexander Bickel, the noted constitutional scholar.  What he meant was that scholars should do their research without concern about its partisan implications. The bus goes on its route no matter who might…
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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/
  • Jan 17

    Freedom of the Press (some restrictions apply)

    Freedom of the Press (some restrictions apply)
    This past Wednesday, the Centre for Constitutional Studies hosted a presentation by Matthew Woodley of Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP. Woodley has been practicing media law for twelve years and gave a great speech asking, “Do we…
  • Jan 16

    The Dominion, Back at it Again!

    The Dominion, Back at it Again!
    Hello Readers! Here at the Dominion we are happy to be back writing to you about important constitutional topics relating to the British North America Act. After a brief hiatus from the blogging world during our Christmas Break we are...
  • Jan 13

    Purposive Dancing With The Stars - Part 7

    Purposive Dancing With The Stars - Part 7
    Now I'd like to turn to another issue: that of judicial hubris. You did, after all, raise this in penultimate paragraph of your critique, although you called it "professional hubris". I take it you point to Alberta v University…
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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/
  • Jan 17

    Upcoming Conference on Assessment

    Upcoming Conference on Assessment
    “Compliance with ABA Standard 314: Formative Assessment in Large Classes” is a one-day conference sponsored by the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning. The conference is for law teachers and administrators who want to learn how to…
  • Jan 13

    Reminder: Contracts Mean What They Say. And External Grants Aren't Non-Tenure Track Position

    Reminder: Contracts Mean What They Say. And External Grants Aren't Non-Tenure Track Position
    Frequently when I teach Contracts I find myself telling the students to just put in the contract exactly what they want it to say, because so often I feel like cases revolve around parties saying, "I know what it said,...
  • Jan 12

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (January 12, 2017)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (January 12, 2017)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 518 Risk and Anxiety: A Theory of Data Breach Harms Daniel J. Solove and Danielle Keats Citron George Washington University Law School and University…
Rank this Week: 2108

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: 2248

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    Workshop on Modern East Asian Law in Global Perspective

    Workshop on Modern East Asian Law in Global Perspective
    [We have the following Call for Papers.  We understand that the workshop is funded by the American Society for Legal History as well as the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and that the conference organizers are especially interested in…
  • Jan 16

    Balleisen's "Fraud"

    Balleisen's "Fraud"
    Many legal historians will be interested in the newly published Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff (Princeton University Press), by Edward J. Balleisen, associate professor of history and public policy and vice provost for…
  • Jan 16

    Tushnet on "Important Shifts in Constitutional Doctrine"

    Tushnet on "Important Shifts in Constitutional Doctrine"
    I'm not the only person reassessing the constitutional history of the New Deal in light of the impending Trump presidency.  HLS's Mark Tushnet has a post on conservatives and civil liberties over at Balkinization.  I, for one, am…
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Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Jan 17

    It Can't Happen Here

    It Can't Happen Here
    The election of Donald Trump created trauma, depression, and associated health issues with those who were shocked by the result. Virtually all of us thought it can’t happen here. The U.S. could not elect an ignorant, intellectually…
  • Jan 9

    "The Holidays"

    "The Holidays"
    This is around (or actually after) the time of year when I often pitch my short unpublished essay on the legal and cultural complications of Christmas. See here. That essay speaks for itself. But here are some additional reflections: Donald…
  • Jan 6

    Charter 77: 6 January 1977

    Charter 77: 6 January 1977
    Today, as the 2017 Verso Radical Diary reminds me, is the date of the signing of Charter 77. First, by way of historical backdrop and relevant causal conditions: “The sweeping political reforms introduced by [Mikhail] Gorbachev in the…
Rank this Week: 4787

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/
  • Jan 17

    [David Post] The inaugural addre

    [David Post] The inaugural addre
    My contacts deep inside the Russian intelligence agencies have obtained for me a draft version of Donald Trump’s inaugural address, and it’s a beauty. I didn’t think he had it in him.  It hits all the right…
  • Jan 16

    [Eugene Volokh] My wife makes me so miserable, it’s unconstitutional!

    [Eugene Volokh] My wife makes me so miserable, it’s unconstitutional!
    The Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines in January 2016. (John Taggart/European Pressphoto Agency) From In re Marriage of Le (Iowa Ct. App. 2013): Tim [Le] argues, “The Petitioner is trying to make my life miserable taking away my rights…
  • Jan 16

    [Eugene Volokh] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision

    [Eugene Volokh] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision
    (Here is the latest edition of the Institute for Justice’s weekly Short Circuit newsletter, written by John Ross.) In 2014, a Colorado think tank wanted to run radio ads urging listeners to urge their elected officials to support…
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Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
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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/
  • Jan 17

    Antitrust or corporate speech?

    Antitrust or corporate speech?
    Is this supposed plan among San Diego-area (and possibly Los Angeles-based) moving companies not to take any jobs related to the Chargers move to L.A. an antitrust violation? I know consumer boycotts are protected free-speech. But isn't an…
  • Jan 16

    AALS as Trade Association vs. Learned Society, and Whether or How it Matter

    AALS as Trade Association vs. Learned Society, and Whether or How it Matter
    This is my last post, God willing, on the AALS annual meeting. In my first post, I argued, in a nutshell, that the AALS is the American legal academy's learned society; that this is a reason to welcome and defend it against its harsher…
  • Jan 16

    Sponsore Post: West Study Aid

    Sponsore Post: West Study Aid
    The following post is by Anna Lawless-Collins, Associate Director for Systems and Collection Services at Boston University Law School, and is sponsored by West Academic. The Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries at Boston University added the West…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Jan 17

    Cigno on Police Body Camera

    Cigno on Police Body Camera
    John Cigno (University of Connecticut - Connecticut Law Review) has posted Truth and Evidence: The Role of Police Officer Body Cameras in Reforming Connecticut's Criminal Justice System (49 Conn. L. Rev. 293 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Jan 16

    Lyon et al. on Child Witnesse

    Lyon et al. on Child Witnesse
    Thomas Lyon has posted two co-authored pieces on this subject on SSRN. The first is Stacia N. Stolzenberg, Kelly McWilliams and Thomas D. Lyon (Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, USC Gould School of…
  • Jan 15

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 203 Bail Nullification Jocelyn Simonson Brooklyn Law School Date posted to database: 5 Dec 2016 2 100 Crackdowns Mila Sohoni University of San Diego School of Law Date…
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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 17

    SCOTUS turns down Indian Child Welfare Act challenge brought by foster parents of Choctaw girl

    SCOTUS turns down Indian Child Welfare Act challenge brought by foster parents of Choctaw girl
    From The ABA Journal: The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear a foster family’s challenge to the adoption of their former foster daughter under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Rusty and Summer Page of Santa Clarita, California,…
  • Jan 16

    The Guardian view on family courts: cuts hurt

    The Guardian view on family courts: cuts hurt
    From The Guardian: Liz Truss, the justice secretary, did the right thing in ordering an urgent review into the best way of stopping abusers tormenting their victims through the family courts. It is entirely unacceptable that, as the Guardian…
  • Jan 15

    Divorce Party

    Divorce Party
    From SF Gate: Berkeley and Alameda area couple Jeff Becerra and Michelle Mahoney just ended their marriage of more than 20 years with what's possibly the most amicable outro: a "divorce party," attended by their family and friends…
Rank this Week: 2105

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    New Issue: Asian Journal of International Law

    New Issue: Asian Journal of International Law
    The latest issue of the Asian Journal of International Law (Vol. 7, no. 1, January 2017) is out. Contents include:Natalie Y. Morris-Sharma, The ILC’s Draft Articles Before the 69th Session of the UNGA: A Reawakening? Andreas…
  • Jan 16

    Arcuri & Violi: Reconfiguring Territoriality in International Economic Law

    Arcuri & Violi: Reconfiguring Territoriality in International Economic Law
    Alessandra Arcuri (Erasmus Univ. Rotterdam - Law) & Federica Violi (Erasmus Univ. Rotterdam - Law) have posted Reconfiguring Territoriality in International Economic Law (Netherlands Yearbook of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the…
  • Jan 16

    Lauterpacht Centre Friday Lunchtime Lecture Series for Lent Term 2017

    Lauterpacht Centre Friday Lunchtime Lecture Series for Lent Term 2017
    Here's the schedule for the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law's Lent Term 2017 Friday Lunchtime Lectures:January 20, 2017: Philip Allott (Univ. of Cambridge – Law), Welcome to Eutopia!January 27, 2017: Antje Wiener…
Rank this Week: 20

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jan 17

    DMCA Counter-Notice: Does It Work to Correct Erroneous Takedowns?

    DMCA Counter-Notice: Does It Work to Correct Erroneous Takedowns?
    This blog post is excerpted from our filing in response to the U.S. Copyright Office's 2016 Notice and Request for Public Comment on notice and takedown practice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The entire filing is…
  • Jan 16

    Tool Without a Handle: "Trustworthy Tools"

    Tool Without a Handle: "Trustworthy Tools"
    “Tool Without a Handle:  Trustworthy Tools” “’What is truth?’ said jesting Pilate, who did not stay for an answer.” – Francis Bacon, Of Truth (Essays, Civil and Moral (1625). This blog previously…
  • Jan 4

    Should Government Agencies Know Precisely Where You Get Picked Up and Dropped Off?

    Should Government Agencies Know Precisely Where You Get Picked Up and Dropped Off?
    I submitted comments this week to the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission as the Director of Privacy at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS). The emergence of new transportation networks and platforms certainly presents privacy…
Rank this Week: 327

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 209

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
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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/
Rank this Week: 4248

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/
  • Jan 17

    Blurring the Boundaries of Unjustified Impact and Disparate Treatment in Employment Sex Discrimination Case

    Blurring the Boundaries of Unjustified Impact and Disparate Treatment in Employment Sex Discrimination Case
    Deborah Brake, The Shifting Sands of Employment Discrimination: From Unjustified Impact to Disparate Treatment in Pregnancy and Pay, Georgetown L.J. (forthcoming) Abstract: In 2015, the Supreme Court decided its first major pregnancy…
  • Jan 17

    Female Judges Alone are Not a Sufficient Condition for Promoting Women's Rights: The Example of Ghana

    Female Judges Alone are Not a Sufficient Condition for Promoting Women's Rights: The Example of Ghana
    Josephine Dawuni, To Mother or Not to Mother: The Representative Roles of Women Judges in Ghana, J. of Africa Law. Abstract: Feminist scholars have debated questions of gender and judging by focusing on variables such as representation,…
  • Jan 16

    Sex v. Race, Again

    Sex v. Race, Again
    A few years ago, I wrote an essay Sex v. Race, Again later included in the book Who Should Be First? Feminists Speak Out on the 2008 Presidential Campaign. The book was about the perceived battle between race and sex...<img…
Rank this Week: 1395

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/
Rank this Week: 1387

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    Ten More Appointed To U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council

    Ten More Appointed To U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council
    Yesterday the White House announced that President Obama has appointed ten more individuals to the board of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. Perhaps the best-known among this group of appointees is Melissa Rogers who has served in the…
  • Jan 17

    Religious Leaders Have Have Variety of Top Agenda Items For President Trump

    Religious Leaders Have Have Variety of Top Agenda Items For President Trump
    In advance of Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, religious leaders have a variety of suggestions for Trump's top agenda items.  Here is a sampling:Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research council, says:To start, religious…
  • Jan 16

    University Settles Suit By Christian Counseling Student

    University Settles Suit By Christian Counseling Student
    The Springfield News-Leader reports that last month Missouri State University agreed to pay former student Andrew Cash $25,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by him charging that he was suspended from the Masters program in Counseling because of…
Rank this Week: 261

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 17

    The 25 Most Influential People In Legal Education (2016)

    The 25 Most Influential People In Legal Education (2016)
    Most Influential People in Legal Education (2016), The National Jurist (Jan. 2017): This year's list of the Most Influential People in Legal Education recognizes leaders who are shaping the future of law schools. ... As in years past, we…
  • Jan 17

    Spring 2017 Law Review Article Submission Guide

    Spring 2017 Law Review Article Submission Guide
    Nancy Levit (UMKC) & Allen Rostron (UMKC) have updated their incredibly useful document, which contains two charts for the Spring 2017 submission season covering 204 law reviews. The first chart (pp. 1-51) contains information gathered…
  • Jan 17

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1349:Peggy Noonan On The Obama Presidency And The IRS Scandal

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1349:Peggy Noonan On The Obama Presidency And The IRS Scandal
    Wall Street Journal op-ed: The Trump Cabinet’s Good Opening Week, by Peggy Noonan: Mr. Obama’s has not been a successful presidency. In foreign affairs his two terms, added to George W. Bush’s two terms, produced 16 years of…
Rank this Week: 61

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 17

    Reminder! Write On! Gender on the Bench Conference

    Reminder! Write On! Gender on the Bench Conference
    PluriCourts/IntLawGrrls are pleased to send a reminder of the call for papers for our conference on Gender on the Bench scheduled in the Hague January 2018.   At present, women judges make up an average of 17% of international…
  • Jan 16

    Call for posts: Help IntLawGrrls cover this week’s global array of counter/inauguration event

    Call for posts: Help IntLawGrrls cover this week’s global array of counter/inauguration event
    Even as we mark the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the many women and men who have kept the movement for human rights and human security on the march, today we at IntLawGrrls look toward events later this week: ►…
  • Jan 16

    Go On! Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace

    Go On! Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace
    Go On! makes note of interesting conferences, lectures, and similar events, including: Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 17th Annual Women and the Law Conference, Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace, will be held…
Rank this Week: 197

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/
  • Jan 17

    Panel and Roundtable: Neuroimaging, Consciousness, and the Law

    Panel and Roundtable: Neuroimaging, Consciousness, and the Law
    Friday, February 3, 2017 8:30 a.m.: Registration and breakfast 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Program About the Panel Discussion New technologies, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), are beginning to provide more accurate methods of…
  • Jan 15

    "Moral Intuition or Moral Disengagement? Cognitive Science Weighs in on the Animal Ethics Debate"

    "Moral Intuition or Moral Disengagement? Cognitive Science Weighs in on the Animal Ethics Debate"
    "Moral Intuition or Moral Disengagement? Cognitive Science Weighs in on the Animal Ethics Debate" by Simon Christopher Timm has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract In this paper I problematize the use of appeals…
  • Jan 14

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Persistent Temptation"

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Persistent Temptation"
    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Persistent Temptation" by Robert Noggle has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Addicts sometimes engage in such spectacularly self-destructive behavior that they seem to act under…
Rank this Week: 699

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/
  • Jan 17

    UCLA Prof. Allison Hoffman on "Reimagining the Risk of Long-Term Care"

    UCLA Prof. Allison Hoffman on &quot;Reimagining the Risk of Long-Term Care&quot;
    With the new Presidential administration ahead, many of us are asking what government policies or programs will be "re-imagined." With changes on the horizon, an especially interesting perspective on long-term care is offered by…
  • Jan 16

    Health & Safety Checks by Meals on Wheels?

    Health &amp; Safety Checks by Meals on Wheels?
    So Meals on Wheels has an idea. We all know the dangers of isolation and how important it can be to check in with an elder on a regular basis. Kaiser Health News explains the idea, Meals On Wheels Wants...
  • Jan 15

    Mark Your Calendar-DOJ webinar

    Mark Your Calendar-DOJ webinar
    Do you know about the DOJ Elder Justice Initiative? If not, then this webinar is for you. Even if you do know about it, still register for this webinar! According to the email I received, On January 26, 2017, the...
Rank this Week: 2107

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: 2203

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4681

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 2082

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    More on Hamilton, Jefferson, Burr, and the Election of 1800

    More on Hamilton, Jefferson, Burr, and the Election of 1800
    Jack’s post brings to mind a climactic sceneof Lin-Manual Miranda’s Hamilton, in which Alexander Hamilton’s fellow Federalists ask him which of two Democratic-Republican politicians—Aaron Burr or Thomas…
  • Jan 16

    Alexander Hamilton explains why Aaron Burr should not become president

    Alexander Hamilton explains why Aaron Burr should not become president
    After the 1800 election was thrown into the House of Representatives, Alexander Hamilton wrote this letter urging Representative James Bayard of Delaware to support Thomas Jefferson over Aaron Burr.  Hamilton argued that Burr, whom he…
  • Jan 16

    "Important Shifts in Constitutional Doctrines"

    &quot;Important Shifts in Constitutional Doctrines&quot;
    On July 10, 1939, Frank Hogan, the President of the American Bar Association, spoke at the ABA's annual meeting in San Francisco. He was disturbed by the Supreme Court's recent decisions. The phrase "shifts in constitutional doctrine," he…
Rank this Week: 2207

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 16

    Article on Key State Tax Planning Development

    Article on Key State Tax Planning Development
    Sharon L. Klein recently published an Article entitled, The State of the States: 2016—An Update of Key Planning Developments, Tr. & Est. 82 (Jan. 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: To be more competitive, some…
  • Jan 16

    Avoiding Financial Turmoil at Death

    Avoiding Financial Turmoil at Death
    It is hard enough dealing with the death of a spouse or partner, but it can become even more difficult when taking care of the financial issues of such a loss while grieving. Planning ahead can ease some avoidable financial...
  • Jan 16

    Tupac's Tyson Ticket Goes Up for Auction

    Tupac's Tyson Ticket Goes Up for Auction
    Tupac Shakur’s ticket stub from the Mike Tyson fight on the night he was killed could now be yours. On September 7, 1996, Tupac attended the Tyson–Bruce Seldon fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After a first round...
Rank this Week: 2078

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Jan 16

    Standing Rock and the Right to a Fair Trial

    Standing Rock and the Right to a Fair Trial
    Editors' Note: The HRAH Blog welcomes Lauren Carasik, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Western New England School of Law. Lauren, who works with the Water Protector's Legal Collective, writes this report. by Lauren Carasik…
  • Jan 15

    Reed Brody and Juan Mendez appointed to join the International Commission of Jurist

    Reed Brody and Juan Mendez appointed to join the International Commission of Jurist
    By Lauren E. Bartlett This week the International Commission of Jurists announced the election of five new commissioners, including Reed Brody and Juan Mendez. The International Commission of Jurists is made up of 60 judges and lawyers from…
  • Jan 12

    Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

    Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy
    Next month the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy will assemble human rights activists from all over the world. Each year the summit is held on the eve of the UN's Human Rights Council's annual session. The conference website...
Rank this Week: 1394

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Book Release Tomorrow!

    Book Release Tomorrow!
    Tomorrow, Jan. 17, I’ll be at Boswell Books in Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. for an event to mark the release of my new book, Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
  • Jan 11

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up
    Ringing in the new year, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released its data on prisoners in the United States in 2015. After rising consistently for about four decades, the U.S. prison population (state and federal combined)…
  • Dec 28

    Sentencing and Disgust

    Sentencing and Disgust
    Sixty years in prison may seem like a long time for a crime not involving homicide, but such was the term Nathan Brown received in the Northern District of New York for producing and possessing child pornography. Brown’s sentence was…
Rank this Week: 2989

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/
  • Jan 16

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case
    On her blog, Friend of the Court, Sandra Sperino discusses the new Third Circuit decision in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works. In that case, the Third Circuit held that the ADEA permits "subgroup" disparate impact claims--that is,…
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule
    Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would review the NLRB's D.R. Horton rule, which concludes that employment class action waivers can violate Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA. The Court consolidated a group of cases under review that we…
  • Jan 12

    Public Input Period Now Open for Harassment Guidance

    Public Input Period Now Open for Harassment Guidance
    The EEOC just announced that the public input period is now open for its proposed Anti-Harassment Guidance. The guidance is available here, and the input period ends on February 9, 2017. From the press release: "The public is invited…
Rank this Week: 2075