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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/
  • Oct 24

    Hansmann, Kraakman, & Squire on Asset Partioning in Ancient Rome

    Hansmann, Kraakman, & Squire on Asset Partioning in Ancient Rome
    Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire (Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law) have posted Incomplete Organizations: Legal Entities and Asset Partitioning in Roman Commerce on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Oct 24

    Abbott, Genschel, Snidal, & Zangl on Indirect Governance

    Abbott, Genschel, Snidal, & Zangl on Indirect Governance
    Kenneth W. Abbott (Arizona State University), Philipp Genschel (European University Institute), Duncan Snidal (Nuffield College, University of Oxford), & Bernhard Zangl (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) have posted Two Logics of…
  • Oct 24

    Haan on Campaign Finance Disclosure & the Information Interests of Voter

    Haan on Campaign Finance Disclosure & the Information Interests of Voter
    Sarah C. Haan (University of Idaho College of Law) has posted Voter Primacy on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article argues that Citizens United v. FEC expanded the constitutionally-cognizable audience for campaign finance disclosure to…
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Ebola and the wet-dry distinction:

    Ebola and the wet-dry distinction:
    From the excellent New Yorker article "The Ebola Wars":There are two distinct ways a virus can travel in the air. In what’s known as droplet infection, the virus can travel inside droplets of fluid released into the air when, for…
  • Oct 24

    Can anyone explain the profound loserosity of Martha Coakley?

    Can anyone explain the profound loserosity of Martha Coakley?
    The Democratic Party's candidate for governor in the famously liberal state of Massachusetts weirdly lost a Senate race to a Republican in 2010, and now she's not just losing to her Republican opponent, she's 9 points behind in the new Boston…
  • Oct 24

    "The Hipster terrorists are attacking!"

    "The Hipster terrorists are attacking!"
    Comment at a Facebook post linking to an article with the headline "NYPD Fatally Shoots Man Attacking Cops with Hatchet; Possible Terrorist Link."UPDATE: The comment at the Facebook post disappeared. I assure you it was there. I don't…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Oct 24

    "It is a book you will not be able to put down often enough."

    "It is a book you will not be able to put down often enough."
    I was not favorably impressed by Bruce Allen Murphy's recent biography of Antonin Scalia, Scalia: A Court of One. It was certainly a substantial labor, but in my view not a successful one as a matter of either substance or style. My review of…
  • Oct 24

    Con Law Offerings at AALS This Year

    Con Law Offerings at AALS This Year
    The panels in and around constitutional law at the upcoming AALS annual meeting are pretty impressive this year. Here's the AALS promo, with links to the panel descriptions and lineups. I was slightly involved in the Law and Religion program,…
  • Oct 23

    Writing, Fast and Slow

    Writing, Fast and Slow
    Zachary Kramer's thoughtful post, "The Slow Writing Movement," brings up a broader choice between two approaches to producing legal scholarship. Fast versus slow. Or what I think of as the Chicago style versus the Harvard style. The…
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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/
  • Oct 24

    Fleming and McClain on Liberty

    Fleming and McClain on Liberty
    James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain, Boston University School of Law, have posted Liberty, a forthcoming entry in the Oxford Handbook of the United States Constitution, ed. Mark Tushnet, Mark Graber, and Sanford Levinson.  Here is the…
  • Oct 24

    Casto on Robert H. Jackson and the FBI Suicide Squad

    Casto on Robert H. Jackson and the FBI Suicide Squad
    William R. Casto, Texas Tech University School of Law, has posted Advising Government Clients: Robert H. Jackson and the FBI Suicide Squad, which appears in The Public Lawyer 22 (2014).  Here is the abstract:     In…
  • Oct 23

    Walker on Lewis Powell on Civil Disobedience

    Walker on Lewis Powell on Civil Disobedience
    Anders Walker, Saint Louis University School of Law, has posted A Lawyer Looks at Civil Disobedience: How Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Reframed the Civil Rights Revolution, which is forthcoming in the University of Colorado Law Review.  Here is…
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Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Oct 24

    QRM's Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform

    QRM's Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform
    There are three major new regulations shaping the housing finance market: QM (qualified mortgage), QRM (qualified residential mortgage) and Reg X. QM is a safe harbor from the statutory ability-to-repay requirement that applies to all…
  • Oct 22

    Credit Risk Retention Rules and QRM

    Credit Risk Retention Rules and QRM
    The long awaited credit risk retention rules for securitization are out. The big question--whether the qualified residential mortgage or QRM exemption would be narrower than the CFPB's qualified mortgage or QM safe harbor to the Ability to…
  • Oct 22

    Are You Sure That's Your Testimony?

    Are You Sure That's Your Testimony?
    Yves Smith has had some great coverage of the AIG bailout trail over on Naked Capitalism. While the litigation, as Yves has characterized it, is a bit like a brawl between the ugly stepsisters, it's telling us all kinds of...
Rank this Week: 700

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 24

    Empirical Suppositions in Supreme Court Decisions: Some Stray Thought

    Empirical Suppositions in Supreme Court Decisions: Some Stray Thought
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananProfessor Dorf's post yesterday, "Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law," described an important new project (and an associated conference that is taking place today) that attempts to make…
  • Oct 23

    Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law

    Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law
    by Michael DorfToday and tomorrow I will be participating in a conference at the University of Chicago Law School called "Testing the Constitution." The core idea, as expressed in the draft paper of the organizers of the conference--Lee…
  • Oct 22

    Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 12: Can a Federal Court Order a Federal Agency to Violate the Law? (Answer: Sometimes)

    Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 12: Can a Federal Court Order a Federal Agency to Violate the Law? (Answer: Sometimes)
    by Michael Dorf In an informative post on Balkinization last week, Nelson Tebbe, Richard Schragger, and Micah Schwartzman (TSS) explain how a critical premise of the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby is being…
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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: 2

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/
  • Oct 24

    Manly Skill

    Manly Skill
    To identify a certain set of skills associated with manliness is always to traffic perilously in either incoherence or comedy, or both. (This is not to suggest that there are no virtues associated with manliness; courage, obviously, is chief…
  • Oct 23

    South Koreans Expected to be Extinct by 2075

    South Koreans Expected to be Extinct by 2075
    So suggests the Korea Herald. The fertility rate (or lack thereof) among South Koreans is owing in part to the class inequality in the country and the demands of an industrial nation-state. South Korea’s low birthrate is generating deep…
  • Oct 23

    More on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Abortion

    More on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Abortion
    I wrote an article, related to my current book project, on feminist icon Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s views on abortion. Misappropriating Women's History in the Law and Politics of Abortion, 36 Seattle L. Rev. 1 (2012). The article was…
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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 24

    The Facts on Immigration Today

    The Facts on Immigration Today
    Here is a handy dandy fact sheet on immigration from the Center for American Progess. The facts are broken down into the following sections: • Today’s immigrant population • Demographics and political power of new Americans •…
  • Oct 24

    Who is the man behind the deadly Ottawa attack?

    Who is the man behind the deadly Ottawa attack?
    One can only wonder what might cause someone to walk up to a war memorial, shoot a soldier, and then open fire in Canada's Parliament. The attacker, identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was shot and killed before he could seriously hurt...
  • Oct 24

    Ebola Hits NYC

    Ebola Hits NYC
    While the U.S. government takes steps to protect the nation and President Obama tries to calm fears, the spread of Ebola again is in the news. CNN reports that a doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for...
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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/
  • Oct 24

    [Ilya Somin] Rejoinder to Sherif Girgis on sex discrimination and same-sex marriage

    [Ilya Somin] Rejoinder to Sherif Girgis on sex discrimination and same-sex marriage
    Political theorist Sherif Girgis has written a thoughtful response to my critique of his argument that laws banning same-sex marriage should not be subject to the same heightened scrutiny as other legislation that discriminates on the basis…
  • Oct 24

    [Ilya Somin] More on Clarence Thomas and Korematsu

    [Ilya Somin] More on Clarence Thomas and Korematsu
    Drake Law School Professor Mark Kende has posted a response to my critique of his argument that Justice Clarence Thomas supports the Supreme Court’s infamous decision in Korematsu v. United States, which upheld the World War II-era…
  • Oct 24

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Tea-party suits against IRS dismissed as moot

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Tea-party suits against IRS dismissed as moot
    A federal district court has largely dismissed a lawsuit bought by numerous conservative groups against the Internal Revenue Service over its allegedly politicized and improper handling of their applications for tax-exempt status. Because the…
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Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Oct 24

    Mississippi Special Needs Class Action Suit Settled; Court Orders Monitoring for Compliance

    Mississippi Special Needs Class Action Suit Settled; Court Orders Monitoring for Compliance
    In a case that Derek previously posted about here, a federal district court has administratively closed a class-action suit filed by special-needs students against the Mississippi Department of Education. The district court’s order allows…
  • Oct 23

    The Financial Anatomy of a Charter School

    The Financial Anatomy of a Charter School
    Federal law prohibits the U.S. Department of Education from funding for-profit charter schools. See Arizona State Board for Charter Schools v. United States, 464 F.3d 1003 (9th Cir. 2006). Various state laws provide for the same. Thus, the…
  • Oct 22

    Mark Weber on OCR's New Disability Bullying and Harassment Policy

    Mark Weber on OCR's New Disability Bullying and Harassment Policy
    The guidance letter on bullying and harassment of students with disabilities that was issued this week by the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education is noteworthy for a number of reasons. First, it reinforces the point…
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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: 47

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/
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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/
  • Oct 24

    Crimes Draw Suspension

    Crimes Draw Suspension
    Two incidents of criminal conduct have led to an attorney's 181 day suspension by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The first involved a guilty plea to criminal endangerment The charges relate to an altercation between Benton and his then…
  • Oct 24

    What It Takes To Get Disbarred In New Jersey

    What It Takes To Get Disbarred In New Jersey
    An attorney who had continued to represent clients while suspended (and did a poor job of it) has been disbarred by the New Jersey Supreme Court. The Disciplinary Review Board Respondent’s most serious ethics offense was practicing law…
  • Oct 24

    "So Either File A Complaint Or Get The Hell Off My Back"

    "So Either File A Complaint Or Get The Hell Off My Back"
    An attorney who had failed to remove earned fees from his escrow account and was initially uncooperative with the bar investigation has been reprimanded by the Maryland Court of Appeals. From the hearing judge's findings To some extent,…
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Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    They're not happy

    They're not happy
    One argument we sometimes hear concerning U.S. international taxation is that, whereas the current U.S. system is "out of step" with world norms, other major OECD nations have figured out what to do.  Just enact a territorial system,…
  • Oct 23

    My remarks at this afternoon's Fordham session on corporate inversion

    My remarks at this afternoon's Fordham session on corporate inversion
    The panel today, which I mentioned in my previous blog post, was off the record, so I can't address any of the particulars of the session.  But here is the written version of my remarks there:One of the hazards of being asked regularly…
  • Oct 21

    Yet another upcoming event at which I'll be a speaker

    Yet another upcoming event at which I'll be a speaker
    On Thursday, October 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, NYU Law School will be hosting a book event for Ed Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This: How Government should Spend Our Money.  At this session, Ed will speak for a while, then Linda Sugin…
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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/
  • Oct 24

    See you at the ASIL Midyear Meeting and Reseach Forum

    See you at the ASIL Midyear Meeting and Reseach Forum
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) is pleased to announce that its 2014 Midyear Meeting and Research Forum will be held in Chicago, IL, November 6-8, 2014. The meeting will feature remarks by such leading figures in the field...
  • Oct 24

    Happy United Nations Day!

    Happy United Nations Day!
    Friday, October 24 is United Nations Day in commemoration of the entry into force of the U.N. Charter in 1945. This year marks the 69th anniversary of the Charter. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon recently observed: "The United…
  • Oct 22

    Job Posting: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law -- U.S. and Canada

    Job Posting: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law -- U.S. and Canada
    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Dual Degree Comparative Legal Writing & Research Tenure or Tenure-Track Faculty Member The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks applicants for a tenure or tenure-track faculty position…
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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/
  • Oct 24

    Ello and Social Enterprise

    Ello and Social Enterprise
    My co-blogger Stefan Padfield passed along this article from The New York Times Dealbook on the social network Ello. Ello is a Delaware public benefit corporation. The social enterprise terminology is proving difficult, even for sophisticated…
  • Oct 24

    What do Jeremy Bentham and Norway’s Pension Fund Have in Common?

    What do Jeremy Bentham and Norway’s Pension Fund Have in Common?
    I used to joke that my alma mater Columbia University’s core curriculum, which required students to study the history of art, music, literature, and philosophy (among other things) was designed solely to make sure that graduates could…
  • Oct 24

    Manesh on Johnson & Ricca on Revlon

    Manesh on Johnson & Ricca on Revlon
    Mohsen Manesh (Oregon) has posted a new article entitled Nearing 30, Is Revlon Showing Its Age? I have read a fair number of Mohsen’s articles and am consistently impressed. The abstract reads: Nearly thirty years ago, in Revlon, Inc. v....
Rank this Week: 117

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Oct 24

    Guest Blogger Professor Seema Mohapatra: The Role of Physicians in Counseling Women Seeking Elective Egg Freezing: Providing Heightened Informed Consent

    Guest Blogger Professor Seema Mohapatra: The Role of Physicians in Counseling Women Seeking Elective Egg Freezing: Providing Heightened Informed Consent
    Currently, 70% of Apple’s employees are male, and 69% of Facebook’s employees are male. In an effort to recruit and retain more female employees, Facebook and Apple announced earlier this week that they were offering to pay up to…
  • Oct 23

    Introducing Guest Blogger Assistant Professor Marc D. Ginsberg

    Introducing Guest Blogger Assistant Professor Marc D. Ginsberg
    HealthLawProf Blog is very pleased to welcome the third of our bloggers for the month of October, Assistant Professor Marc D. Ginsberg. The following is his short bio: Marc D. Ginsberg, B.A., M.A., J.D., LL.M (Health Law), is an Assistant...
  • Oct 23

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Ariel Porat, Omri Yadlin, Valuable Lies, SSRN. José Miola, Dr. Roy Gilbar, One Size Fits All? On Patient Autonomy, Informed Consent and the Impact of Culture, SSRN. Krish Muralidhar, Rathindra Sarathy, Han Li, 'To Share or Not to Share.…
Rank this Week: 526

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 238

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 24

    Article on Estate Division

    Article on Estate Division
    Oscar Erixson (Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Uppsala University - Department of Economics)& Henry Ohlsson (Uppsala University - Department of Economics) recently published an article entitled, Estate Division: Equal Sharing…
  • Oct 24

    CLE on Recent Tax Developments for Estate Planner

    CLE on Recent Tax Developments for Estate Planner
    The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) is presenting a CLE entitled, Recent Tax Developments for Estate Planners, Wednesday December 10, 2014, 12:30 – 2:00pm Eastern, online and by phone. Here is why you should…
  • Oct 23

    Approaching Charitable Giving

    Approaching Charitable Giving
    Over the past decade, wealthy investors have increased their charitable donations by thirty-six percent. However, only one in five feel their approach to giving is effective. Only nine percent of millionaire investors say they have received…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 24

    Guest Post: A CISG Question

    Guest Post: A CISG Question
    by William S. Dodge by William S. Dodge [William S. Dodge is The Honorable Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.] The U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods…
  • Oct 23

    Guest Post: The Evolving Law of Foreign Official Immunity–Mortazavi and Bakhshi, Prince Nasser, and “Samantar II”

    Guest Post: The Evolving Law of Foreign Official Immunity–Mortazavi and Bakhshi, Prince Nasser, and “Samantar II”
    by Chimene Keitner by Chimene Keitner [Chimène Keitner is Harry & Lillian Research Chair and Professor of Law at UC Hastings. She is on Twitter @KeitnerLaw.]  I look forward to discussing developments in the international law…
  • Oct 22

    Dapo Akande Promoted to Professor of Public International Law at Oxford

    Dapo Akande Promoted to Professor of Public International Law at Oxford
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I want to congratulate my friend — and friend of Opinio Juris — Dapo Akande on his promotion to Professor of Public International Law at Oxford University. It’s a massive…
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    PowerPoint, Advocacy and Prosecutor Misconduct

    PowerPoint, Advocacy and Prosecutor Misconduct
    Geraldo Rivera was charged with, and tried for, “attempting to murder Sean and Michael Burns during a fight that started in a liquor store and ended in the parking lot.”  State v. Rivera, 2014 WL 5042454 (Superior Court of…
  • Oct 22

    Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Grader

    Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Grader
    This post examines a recent opinion the Court of Appeals of Georgia issued in a civil case:  Boston v. Athearn, 2014 WL 5068649 (2013).  As the court explains, Alexandria Boston (`Alex’), a minor, through her parents Amy and…
  • Oct 20

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the U.S. District of Minnesota recently issued in a civil suit:  State Bank of Bellingham v. BancInsure, Inc., 2014 WL 4829184 (2014) (“State Bank v.…
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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/
  • Oct 24

    The New York Times's "The Upshot" Column on Wrap Contract

    The New York Times's "The Upshot" Column on Wrap Contract
    Yesterday's New York Times included a "The Upshot" column by Jeremy B. Merrill. The print version was entitled Online, It's Easy To Lose Your Right to Sue [by the way, why can't the Times be consistent in its capitaliziation of...
  • Oct 21

    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 1 202 Rolling Back the Repo Safe Harbors Edward R. Morrison, Mark J. Roe and Christopher S. Sontchi Columbia Law School, Harvard Law…
  • Oct 20

    After Twelve Years of Trying: No Enhanced Performance from Drinking Red Bull

    After Twelve Years of Trying: No Enhanced Performance from Drinking Red Bull
    Class action lawsuits can be a great way for consumers to obtain much necessary leverage against potentially overreaching corporations in ways that would have been impossible without this legal vehicle. But they can also resemble mere…
Rank this Week: 2052

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1495

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/
  • Oct 24

    At The Mercy of the Tax Office

    At The Mercy of the Tax Office
    It could be anyone’s nightmare. For one woman, it is her reality.According to this story, the city of Norcross, Georgia, has sold a woman’s condominium unit because she did not pay a $94.85 city tax bill. She did not receive the…
  • Oct 22

    Tax Complications Often Mask Tax Break

    Tax Complications Often Mask Tax Break
    On Monday, a reader of the Albuquerque Journal sent an inquiry to a columnist who carefully answered the question. The reader wanted to know why it would be better to make a charitable donation of stock rather than a donation of cash in the…
  • Oct 20

    Putting the Brakes on Tax Break

    Putting the Brakes on Tax Break
    Philadelphia City Council has approved legislation giving yet another tax break to employers. According to this story, city officials are using a tax break to do what state law prohibits them from doing directly. They want private sector…
Rank this Week: 491

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
  • Oct 24

    New Article: “Brackets: A Historical Perspective”

    New Article: “Brackets: A Historical Perspective”
    New Article: Tracey M. Roberts, Brackets: A Historical Perspective, 108 Nw. L. Rev. 925 (2014).  Abstract below: This Article surveys the history of the U.S. income tax system from 1913 to the present, examining changes in the structure…
  • Oct 23

    New Article: “Deregulating Public Interest Law”

    New Article: “Deregulating Public Interest Law”
    New Article: Tom Lininger, Deregulating Public Interest Law, 88 Tulane L. Rev. 727 (2014).  [NOTE: UNFORTUNATELY Tulane Law Review does not seem to offer the article as a PDF from its own website, instead it directs you to paid…
  • Oct 20

    New Article: “Riding the Wave: Uplifting Labor Organizations Through Immigration Reform”

    New Article: “Riding the Wave: Uplifting Labor Organizations Through Immigration Reform”
    New Article: Jayesh Rathod, Riding the Wave: Uplifting Labor Organizations Through Immigration Reform, 4 UC Irvine L. Rev. 625 (2014).  Abstract below: In recent years, labor unions in the United States have embraced the…
Rank this Week: 488

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 75

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/
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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    Litigation Funding, Clifford Chance and Excalibur

    Litigation Funding, Clifford Chance and Excalibur
    I have just bloged this on my own blog, but it may be of some interest in the US. A heavyweight piece of litigation funding, conducted by a London HQed litigation partner at Clifford Chance came in for significant criticism...
  • Oct 24

    Julia Ann Simon-Kerr, "Systemic Lying"

    Julia Ann Simon-Kerr, "Systemic Lying"
    Article. Abstract: This Article offers the foundational account of systemic lying from a definitional and theoretical perspective. Systemic lying involves the cooperation of multiple actors in the legal system who lie or violate their oaths…
  • Oct 23

    Monica Lewinsky and the "no contact" rule

    Monica Lewinsky and the "no contact" rule
    A few years back, I enjoyed Ken Gormley's account of Ken Starr's investigation of Whitewater and the Lewisnky matters. I found the book even-handed and thorough, and it had lots of intereting stuff for us law-of-lawyering types. One of the...
Rank this Week: 189

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    6th Circuit Grants En Banc Rehearing To Christian Evangelists Who Preached At Arab Festival

    6th Circuit Grants En Banc Rehearing To Christian Evangelists Who Preached At Arab Festival
    The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has voted to grant an en banc rehearing in Bible Believers v. Wayne County, (reh. granted Oct. 23, 2014). In the case, the 3-judge panel in a 2-1 decision, affirmed the district court's…
  • Oct 24

    Court Rules In Kiryas Joel Voting Inspector Challenge

    Court Rules In Kiryas Joel Voting Inspector Challenge
    Photo News and Failed Messiah report on a New York state trial court decision handed down this week in Convers v. County of Orange, (Dutchess Cty. Sup. Ct., Oct. 21, 2014) (Docket). The case grows out of ongoing friction between the…
  • Oct 24

    Schools' Religious-Themed Snow Plow Decorations Rejected By City

    Schools' Religious-Themed Snow Plow Decorations Rejected By City
    For the last 5 years, the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has sponsored a "Paint the Plows" program.  Each participating public or private school is loaned a city snow plow and students use their artistic abilities to decorate the…
Rank this Week: 55

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 24

    The Friday Fillip: Strong Verb

    The Friday Fillip: Strong Verb
    Verbs like “heave” or “shove,” “endure” or “conquer”? Nope. More like “be” and “do” and “let.” I chanced on the word “gat” recently. Not the gun…
  • Oct 24

    Do You Want to Know a Secret?

    Do You Want to Know a Secret?
    It was some time ago, while reading a few articles and columns offering opinions and insights into the legal and professional information publishing industry, that I perceived the extent to which the bonds between the employee and company…
  • Oct 23

    UofT Professor Kent Roach on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law

    UofT Professor Kent Roach on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law
    Well-known University of Toronto law professor Kent Roach has reacted to this week’s two terrorist attacks in St-Jean and Ottawa with a post about The Canadian Terrorist Attacks and Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law on the US-based Just…
Rank this Week: 288

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 24

    Hickman Reviews Blank's Collateral Compliance

    Hickman Reviews Blank's Collateral Compliance
    Kristin Hickman (Minnesota), Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Penalties (Jotwell) (reviewing Joshua D Blank (NYU), Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014)): Monetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the…
  • Oct 24

    Law School Carnage Enters Its Fifth Year

    Law School Carnage Enters Its Fifth Year
    LSAC reports that LSAT takers declined 8.1% in September, on the heels of a 9% decline in June: As Derek Muller (Pepperdine) notes, the worst may be yet to come:
  • Oct 24

    Cauble: Redefining Qualifying Income for Publicly Traded Partnership

    Cauble: Redefining Qualifying Income for Publicly Traded Partnership
    Emily Cauble (DePaul), Redefining Qualifying Income for Publicly Traded Partnerships, 145 Tax Notes 107 (Oct. 6, 2014): In general, business entities are subject to the section 11 corporate tax if they are publicly traded. Corporate tax is…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Oct 24

    Campus Violence, Part One

    Campus Violence, Part One
    In 2011, Vice President Biden delivered his “Dear Colleague” letter to college campuses across the nation. The letter reminded campus administrators of their obligations to protect and provide services to those who experience…
  • Oct 23

    A Human Rights Lab

    A Human Rights Lab
    More and more social entrepreneurs and innovators seek to break out of the boxes of established institutions by creating "labs," that promise creative spaces, relatively less hierarchy, engagement with technology, and the possibility of…
  • Oct 22

    Human Rights Conference Round-up: Education, Immigration, and Children's Right

    Human Rights Conference Round-up: Education, Immigration, and Children's Right
    It's conference season, and human rights issues are the focus for many upcoming events. Here are three that are worth a look: On November 6-7, 2014, the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) of Northeastern University…
Rank this Week: 1696

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 24

    Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?

    Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?
    The Atlantic has a story on one group's attempt to turn privately-owned (but abandoned) houses into shelter for the poor: But one group in Baltimore is pushing to help others do officially what Jeremiah did on the fly: take vacant...
  • Oct 24

    People in the West Should Pay More For Water

    People in the West Should Pay More For Water
    Brad Plumer links to an incredible chart from The Hamilton Project’s “Nine Economic Facts about Water in the United States“: What’s interesting is that many cities in dry areas – Denver, El Paso, Phoenix, Las Vegas – have some…
  • Oct 24

    Houses Continue to Get Bigger

    Houses Continue to Get Bigger
Rank this Week: 831

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 18

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Oct 24

    Transferable Sharing Rights: A Theoretical Model for Regulating Airbnb and the Short-Term Rental Market

    Transferable Sharing Rights: A Theoretical Model for Regulating Airbnb and the Short-Term Rental Market
    For the last several months, I have been interested in thinking about how to regulate the sharing economy and, in particular, the short-term rental market typified by Internet sites like Airbnb. Thus far, it seems only tentative, relatively…
  • Oct 23

    Baltimore's Vacant Houses, Community Land Trusts and Homes for the Homele

    Baltimore's Vacant Houses, Community Land Trusts and Homes for the Homele
    As someone who clears title to vacant inner-city properties--first in Baltimore, now in South Bend--I have been asked more than once "Can Homeless People Move into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?" An Atlantic article with that exact…
  • Oct 22

    Transitioning Communities Conference at Pace Law

    Transitioning Communities Conference at Pace Law
    The theme of the annual conference of Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center is Transitioning Communities. An esteemed group of conference advisors reminded us that land use law in America is nearly 100 years old and pointed to its...
Rank this Week: 258

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Oct 24

    Elle Publishes "Real Stories from Real Women" About Their Abortion

    Elle Publishes "Real Stories from Real Women" About Their Abortion
    Elle: Ending the Silence That Fuels Abortion Stigma, by Cecile Richards: It’s hard to imagine a medical procedure in this country that carries the stigma and judgment that abortion does. Women’s experiences are often seen through the lens…
  • Oct 24

    California's Expansion of Abortion Provider Pool Helps Reduce Stigma Around Abortion

    California's Expansion of Abortion Provider Pool Helps Reduce Stigma Around Abortion
    The Los Angeles Times: New class of abortion providers helps expand access in California, by Lee Romney: Ever since the Planned Parenthood health center here opened, the six cushioned recliners in the recovery room had been in steady demand…
  • Oct 23

    Embryonic Personhood Movement Hasn't Gone Away

    Embryonic Personhood Movement Hasn't Gone Away
    ThinkProgress: North Dakota Is Quietly Preparing To Enact The Most Radical Abortion Measure In The Country, by Tara Culp-Ressler: In less than two weeks, North Dakota voters will head to the polls and cast their ballots on a radical effort...
Rank this Week: 716

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Oct 24

    Eric Andrist: Pro-Prop 46

    Eric Andrist: Pro-Prop 46
    Proposition 46 on California’s November ballot takes three steps to improve patient safety. While the doctors, hospitals and medical malpractice insurance companies that have spent tens of millions of dollars to oppose this initiative love…
  • Oct 23

    Debating Prop 46

    Debating Prop 46
    One of the biggest events in tort law this fall is Prop 46, the California ballot initiative over whether to raise the MICRA cap on non-economic damages in med mal cases (set in 1975 at $250,000 and not raised since)....
  • Oct 22

    AALS Torts Newsletter

    AALS Torts Newsletter
    The AALS Torts & Compensation Systems Section Newsletter is available here: Download Torts_Newsletter_2014. Section Secretary Leslie Kendrick drafted it, with the help of Kristin Glover, Research Librarian at UVa Law.
Rank this Week: 472

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/
  • Oct 23

    Happy Birthday Kim Dayton

    Happy Birthday Kim Dayton
    Kim Dayton, founder of the elderlawprof blog, co-blogger, author of many books and articles, and creator of many superb elder law projects is celebrating her birthday!
  • Oct 23

    UK News: Assisted suicide guidelines relaxed by Director of Public Prosecution

    UK News: Assisted suicide guidelines relaxed by Director of Public Prosecution
    Via The Telegraph: Doctors and nurses who help severely disabled or terminally ill people to take their own lives are less likely to face criminal charges after Britain's most senior prosecutor yesterday amended guidelines on assisted…
  • Oct 22

    The Worst Waiting List?

    The Worst Waiting List?
    I've heard about the backlog for SSD appeals, but I had no idea how much of a backlog exists until I read the story in the October 19, 2014 Washington Post. Waiting on a Social Security disability appeal? Get in...
Rank this Week: 814

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Oct 23

    Conference on the Brussels I Recast

    Conference on the Brussels I Recast
    On 28 and 29 November 2014, the Verona University Department of Law will host a conference on “International Litigation in Europe : the Brussels I Recast as a panacea?”. The conference will take place in Verona. The conference…
  • Oct 22

    On Unilateral Choice-of-Court Agreements and Options to Arbitrate (article)

    On Unilateral Choice-of-Court Agreements and Options to Arbitrate (article)
    A topic we were discussing just a few days ago at the MPI, with especial attention to a Spanish decision. Now it’s Italian time. The article, by S. Ferrero, is to be found here. Abstract: In this work it is discussed the validity and…
  • Oct 22

    Save the Date: ILA 2016 Biennial Conference

    Save the Date: ILA 2016 Biennial Conference
    The 77th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association will take place from 7 to 11 August 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This year’s theme will be ‘International Law and State Practice: Is there a North/South…
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Oct 23

    The Coming Global Prohibition On Securitization

    The Coming Global Prohibition On Securitization
    Okay, the headline was made to draw in the reader. Non-banks will be allowed to securitize to their heart's content,...
  • Oct 23

    Turkish Banking Law Is All About Image

    Turkish Banking Law Is All About Image
    Turkey's largest Islamic bank believes that it has been targeted for destruction by the Turkish government, and, given the way...
  • Oct 21

    Family Film Blogging: Meet the Mormon

    Family Film Blogging: Meet the Mormon
    We were among the last folks in Provo-Orem to go see Meet the Mormons last night. As it was ending,...
Rank this Week: 2184

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3510

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/
  • Oct 23

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part II

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part II
    Is there a valid economic-duress objection to the US Department of Labor’s exercise of “hot goods” authority under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Earlier this year, in Perez v. Pan-American Berry Growers, LLC, a federal district…
  • Oct 23

    University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Search

    University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Search
    I am so lucky to serve on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. If you know any terrific dean candidates who would like to lead a law school with a collegial, engaged faculty, please pass along...
  • Oct 23

    Labor & Employment Law Roundup

    Labor & Employment Law Roundup
    There's been a lot of action in labor and employment law recently, so time for another roundup: The Office of Special Counsel just found the U.S. Army gulity of harassment against a transgendered employee. It shows how the recent executive...
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Oct 23

    October LSAT test-takers down 8.1%

    October LSAT test-takers down 8.1%
    The LSAC website is reporting that the number of LSAT test-takers for the October exam is down 8.1% from last year - 30,943 this year versus 33,673 in October, 2013. As you may recall, the number of June test-takers was...
  • Oct 23

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform
    Touro Law School’s Gould Law Library has compiled a 16 page bibliography of books and articles on reforming legal education. The authors plan to keep the bibliography up-to-date. You can access it here at SSRN.. (ljs)
  • Oct 22

    New ranking of law schools by mid-career salaries of grad

    New ranking of law schools by mid-career salaries of grad
    The Wall Street Journal Law Blog has a post about a new rankings list released by Payscale that rates law schools based on the salaries of mid-career graduates. The full rankings list available on the Payscale website lumps together the...
Rank this Week: 1695