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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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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/
  • Sep 21

    Frank Pasquale on “how masterful manipulation of the law has allowed tech and finance giants to grow incredibly fast”

    Frank Pasquale on “how masterful manipulation of the law has allowed tech and finance giants to grow incredibly fast”
    Like many people I know, I am a huge fan of Frank Pasquale. Thus, I was very excited to read his Balkanization interview (available here) discussing his forthcoming book, “The Black Box Society.” The interview touches on a wide range...
  • Sep 20

    It’s rare to see so many people interested in a proxy battle

    It’s rare to see so many people interested in a proxy battle
    But that’s what happened when hedge fund Starboard Value delivered a 294-slide presentation on the terrible food at Olive Garden as part of its fight for control of Darden Restaurants. (You can see the presentation in all of its glory...
  • Sep 19

    Call for Crowdfunding Book Chapter Proposal

    Call for Crowdfunding Book Chapter Proposal
    I am passing on the English translation of a call for book chapters issued by a friend and colleague in Dijon, France. The book is international and has a broad business management focus. +++++ As the editor of a forthcoming...
Rank this Week: 135

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 21

    Estate Planning with Smartphone

    Estate Planning with Smartphone
    With the release of the new iPhone 6, it is becoming more apparent that smartphones are relied upon to make lives a lot easier. From checking the weather to buying stock, there is almost nothing these phones cannot do. In...
  • Sep 21

    Estate’s Application of Fractional Ownership Discount Permitted by Fifth Circuit

    Estate’s Application of Fractional Ownership Discount Permitted by Fifth Circuit
    James A. Elkins Jr. and his three children co-owned a collection of artwork made up of 64 pieces of various influential and famous artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. After Elkins died, his estate applied a fractional…
  • Sep 21

    Article on The Impact of Uniform Laws on the Teaching of Trusts and Estate

    Article on The Impact of Uniform Laws on the Teaching of Trusts and Estate
    David M. English (Missouri), recently published an article entitled, The Impact of Uniform Laws on the Teaching of Trusts and Estates, 58 St. Louis U. L.J. 689 (2014). Provided below is the introduction of the article: Beginning in 1969…
Rank this Week: 42

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

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 21

    ABA Tax Section Fall CLE Meeting

    ABA Tax Section Fall CLE Meeting
    The ABA Tax Section concludes its three-day Joint Fall CLE Meeting with the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section today in Denver. The full program is here. Tax Profs with speaking roles include: Diversity: Anthony Infanti…
  • Sep 21

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads on SSRN, with a new paper debuting on the list at #5. The #1 paper is now #20 in all-time downloads among 10,321 tax papers: [2997 Downloads]…
  • Sep 21

    The IRS Scandal, Day 500

    The IRS Scandal, Day 500
    Wall Street Journal: Stonewall Koskinen: The IRS Commissioner Was Supposed to Clean Up the Mess. Instead, He's Running Interference, by Kimberley A. Strassel: Nine months have passed since President Obama installed John Koskinen as IRS…
Rank this Week: 20

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 21

    Immigration Article of the Day: Feminists at the Border by Jennifer M. Chacón

    Immigration Article of the Day: Feminists at the Border by Jennifer M. Chacón
    Feminists at the Border by Jennifer M. Chacón, University of California, Irvine School of Law; University of Oxford - Border Criminologies August 27, 2014 Denver University Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 1, 2013, pp. 85-108 UC Irvine School of…
  • Sep 21

    Visa program for wealthy investors maxed out by Chinese demand

    Visa program for wealthy investors maxed out by Chinese demand
    A few weeks ago, the Los Angeles Times reported on a new visa development. "Fueled by demand from wealthy Chinese nationals, an immigration program that exchanges visas for large investments in U.S. businesses has run out of its…
  • Sep 20

    How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy

    How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
    After calls to deport Justin Bieber, Professor Lenni Benson discusses the leniency often afforded to foreign celebrities and how that can create a problematic double standard within immigration policy. Related articles Deport Justin Bieber…
Rank this Week: 132

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Sep 21

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 403 Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor Jessica Tillipman The George Washington University Law School Date posted to…
  • Sep 20

    "‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Is All but Gone From New York"

    "‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Is All but Gone From New York"
    The New York Times has this piece with interesting graphic representations comparing the practice over different time periods.
  • Sep 20

    "Apple’s dangerous game"

    "Apple’s dangerous game"
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Apple has announced that it has designed its new operating system, iOS8, to thwart lawful search warrants. Under Apple’s old operating system, if an iPhone is protected by a...
Rank this Week: 2463

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 21

    Citation Counts for US Chambers Ranked US Antitrust Practitioners - DC Ranked Practitioner

    Citation Counts for US Chambers Ranked US Antitrust Practitioners - DC Ranked Practitioner
    A Chambers ranking suggests excellence in the field for antitrust (and other areas of practice). The skill set for Chambers inclusion is not necessarily the same as for being a "thought leader" in academic circles. Which Chambers…
  • Sep 20

    Guinter Kahn 1934-2014

    Guinter Kahn 1934-2014
    Guinter Kahn may be the most important doctor not to be known by name for those who are involved in the practice of antitrust law and economics around the world. He invented minoxidil - better known as Rogaine. Rogaine seems...
  • Sep 20

    International Antitrust, Competition and International Trade

    International Antitrust, Competition and International Trade
    Every once in a while scholars (mostly from developing countries) ask about books on antitrust and international trade. I recommend the following books: F.M. Scherer, Competition Policies for an Integrated World Economy (Integrating National…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Sep 21

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Al Qaeda’s Re-launch in South Asia

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Al Qaeda’s Re-launch in South Asia
    Lost in the hubbub over the rise of the Islamic State and the Obama administration’s move to war in Iraq was the Al Qaeda core’s declaration of a new affiliate in South Asia—long a home to jihadist activity. C. Christine…
  • Sep 20

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #92: Benjamin Wittes on “A Constitution Under Chronic Stress”

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #92: Benjamin Wittes on “A Constitution Under Chronic Stress”
    This week, the nation once again celebrated Constitution Day, for which Ben gave an address at Kenyon College, which we provide to you in full. In his talk, Ben covered what he calls a “Constitution Under Stress,”…
  • Sep 20

    The Encryption Wars Continue

    The Encryption Wars Continue
    For quite a while it has been the case that properly implemented encryption will defeat efforts to crack it (at least using current technology). Yet it has been the case for an equally long time that very few people actually use encryption to…
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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Williams v. Lemmon, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129217 (SD IN, Sept. 16, 2014), an Indiana federal district court dismissed for failure to exhaust administrative remedies a Muslim inmate's complaint about a 30-day suspension of Jumah…
  • Sep 20

    State University Reaches Compromise With Football Team Members On Wearing Cross Decal

    State University Reaches Compromise With Football Team Members On Wearing Cross Decal
    Inquisitr reports that Arkansas State University officials have reached a compromise with member of the school's football team-- the Red Wolves-- who want to honor their recently murdered teammate and their recently deceased equipment…
  • Sep 20

    Oklahoma Trial Court Rejects Challenge To State Capitol Ten Commandment

    Oklahoma Trial Court Rejects Challenge To State Capitol Ten Commandment
    AP reports that an Oklahoma state trial court has dismissed an Establishment Clause challenge to a Ten Commandments monument on Oklahoma State Capitol grounds. The court in Prescott v. Capitol Preservation Commission, (OK Cnty Dist. Ct.,…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 21

    Events and Announcements: September 21, 2014

    Events and Announcements: September 21, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen The Junior International Law Scholars Association (JILSA) is holding its annual meeting on Friday, January 23, 2015, at the University of Miami School of Law.  JILSA is an informal network of junior scholars…
  • Sep 20

    Weekend Roundup: September 20, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: September 20, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This week on Opinio Juris, we hosted an insta-symposium on the Scottish Independence Referendum. David Scheffer surveyed the legal terrain in case of a yes vote, Stephen Tierney discussed how…
  • Sep 18

    Ransom and Material Support

    Ransom and Material Support
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin The Foley family is furious that the US government did little to help them rescue their son, James Foley, from ISIS terrorists. In a recent New York Times article, the Foley family expresses frustration…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 21

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book
    Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at…
  • Sep 21

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Sep 19

    Cyberbullying, Social Media Networks and Sentencing: The Alberta Court of Appeal Strikes a Hard Blow in R v Mackie

    Cyberbullying, Social Media Networks and Sentencing: The Alberta Court of Appeal Strikes a Hard Blow in R v Mackie
    How should the courts determine appropriate sentences for online predators who victimize vulnerable children through various forms of cyberbullying? This was the question put squarely to the Alberta Court of Appeal in R v Mackie 2014 ABCA…
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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/
  • Sep 21

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    This week The Daily Beast marks the 40th anniversary of The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (Vintage) by Robert Caro by discussing the book, its history, and its author. In case you're wondering..."In his…
  • Sep 20

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    New from Quid Pro Books is a republication of Marc Galanter’s Why the Haves Come Out Ahead: The Classic Essay and New Observations, on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Galanter's “canonical, much-cited…
  • Sep 19

    Lowe Asks, What if Great Britain Had Let the American Colonies Leave with Just a Vote?

    Lowe Asks, What if Great Britain Had Let the American Colonies Leave with Just a Vote?
    [Here's a guest post from Jessica K. Lowe, University of Virginia School of Law, "What if Great Britain Had Let the American Colonies Leave with Just a Vote?"]Yesterday’s vote in Scotland has me thinking about counterfactuals: …
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

Covers legal education, law, literature, and legal critique.

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Sep 20

    Educating tomorrow’s legal educators: our lives as sine curve

    Educating tomorrow’s legal educators: our lives as sine curve
    First, my grateful thanks to the Planning Committee of the ETL Conference, and especially to Rebecca Kourlis and Alli Gerkman for the invitation.  I enjoyed it.  I’ve been to too many conferences where panels of deans or…
  • Sep 20

    3rd Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, day 3, am

    3rd Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, day 3, am
    Final day, focusing on how assessment was being carried out throughout the ETL Consortium.  Four 15 min presentations: ‘Are experiential modules really better? Qualitative assessment for student learning’, Christine Cerniglia…
  • Sep 19

    3rd Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, day 2, pm session 3

    3rd Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, day 2, pm session 3
    Final session of the day.  Two presenters, first up Sarah Valentine, Academic Dean, CUNY School of Law.  She discussed the revisions to the ABA Standards for approved law schools, related to learning outcomes and experiential…
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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/
  • Sep 20

    [Ilya Somin] Review of Atlas Shrugged, Part III

    [Ilya Somin] Review of Atlas Shrugged, Part III
    My wife and I recently saw Atlas Shrugged, Part III (AKA, Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?), the third and final movie in the trilogy based on Ayn Rand’s famous novel. Unfortunately, it was so bad that there isn’t much point to…
  • Sep 20

    [Stewart Baker] Snowden fatigue is spreading abroad

    [Stewart Baker] Snowden fatigue is spreading abroad
    If you think Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald have stopped attacking NSA, you haven’t been following them closely enough. While American media have largely lost interest in Snowden and Greenwald, the pair continue to…
  • Sep 20

    [Eugene Volokh] A poem for Ezekiel Emanuel, from Rudyard Kipling

    [Eugene Volokh] A poem for Ezekiel Emanuel, from Rudyard Kipling
    Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and former Special Advisor for Health Policy to Peter Orszag, has an Atlantic article titled, “Why I Hope to Die at 75,” and subtitled, “An argument that…
Rank this Week: 12

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 20

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    Click here to discover sentencinglaw@gmail.com's favorite websites! sentencinglaw@gmail.com wants to follow you I would like to add you as a friend -sentencinglaw@gmail.com Accept Decline Following sentencinglaw@gmail.com helps you discover…
  • Sep 20

    Recent highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform

    Recent highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform
    Since it has once again been a few weeks since I did a round-up of recent posts from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform, here goes: Wisconsin police chief advocate marijuana legalization to fund treatment for harder drugs DC marijuana…
  • Sep 20

    Despite the threat of another Plata, a number of states' prisons remain way over capacity

    Despite the threat of another Plata, a number of states' prisons remain way over capacity
    I expected that one consequence of the Supreme Court's affirmance of the prisoner release order for California in Plata would be that other states would work even harder than usual to keep their prison overcrowding in check so as not...
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • Sep 20

    Employer Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act: Recent Study

    Employer Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act: Recent Study
    How well do firms comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act? Not as much as you might think. That's the finding of a recent paper: Amy Armenia, Naomi Gerstel, and Coady Wing, "Workplace Compliance with the Law: The Case...
  • Sep 19

    Joint-Employer Hearing

    Joint-Employer Hearing
    The House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions held a hearing last week, titled "Expanding Joint Employer Status: What Does it Mean for Workers and Job Creators?" Among the speakers was Harris Freeman, who…
  • Sep 19

    EEOC Update: Report on Federal Sector Complaint

    EEOC Update: Report on Federal Sector Complaint
    Image from eeoc.gov In an extremely interesting new report by the EEOC, the agency outlines common errors made by federal agencies when reviewing complaints of discrimination. The report focuses primarily on the inappropriate dismissal of…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Sep 20

    Appalachian School of Law considering affiliation with Emory & Henry College

    Appalachian School of Law considering affiliation with Emory & Henry College
    Appalachian School of Law, a stand alone institution in Grundy, WV, has begun discussions with Emory & Henry College (here's a map) about a possible "affiliation." You may recall that ASL laid off staff and lost a few faculty…
  • Sep 20

    Senior Citizens Burdened with Education Debt

    Senior Citizens Burdened with Education Debt
    From Diverse Education, here is one story: Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come…
  • Sep 19

    Adobe's General Counsel on the need for law schools to provide more practical training

    Adobe's General Counsel on the need for law schools to provide more practical training
    In this editorial from the Huffington Post, Adobe's General Counsel, Michael Dillon, calls on law schools to change the way they educate students so they learn the practical skills employers want. As others have suggested (here, here and…
Rank this Week: 1899

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: 79

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/
  • Sep 20

    More on Anti-Poverty Programs and Distinguishing Among Charitie

    More on Anti-Poverty Programs and Distinguishing Among Charitie
    A program called “Circles” takes an unconventional approach to relieving poverty. Circles works through personal support – people helping people – not direct financial aid. As profiled by NPR, in Circles, volunteers help families in…
  • Sep 19

    Underfunding anti-poverty program

    Underfunding anti-poverty program
    There was an interesting piece this week in the New York Times by Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. They describe a program that funds nurse visits to low-income families to provide advice on child-rearing, and cite a RAND study which...
  • Sep 17

    NFL and Tax Expenditure

    NFL and Tax Expenditure
    The Washington Post has an interesting article on the National Football League, listing the various ways in which the NFL has been supported by taxpayers at the federal and state level over the decades, including of course through tax-exempt…
Rank this Week: 264

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/
  • Sep 20

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts," Edited by Oberdiek

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts," Edited by Oberdiek
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts, edited by John Oberdiek. Here is a description: Contemporary philosophy and tort law have long enjoyed a happy union. Tort theory today is an exceptionally…
  • Sep 20

    Download of the Week: "Surprisingly Punitive Damages" by Huang

    Download of the Week: "Surprisingly Punitive Damages" by Huang
    Bert I. Huang (Columbia Law School) has posted Surprisingly Punitive Damages (Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Think first of the classic problem of redundant punitive damages: A defendant has caused a mass…
  • Sep 19

    Reiss on the Private Label Securities Market

    Reiss on the Private Label Securities Market
    David J. Reiss (Brooklyn Law School) has posted The Future of the Private Label Securities Market on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Setting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s guarantee fee rates can have a large impact on the housing market....
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Sep 20

    Creighton University School of Law Position Opening - Health Law

    Creighton University School of Law Position Opening - Health Law
    CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a lateral tenured or tenure-track professor in health care law to join our faculty in Fall 2015. Applicants should have significant academic or practice experience in the business…
  • Sep 20

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Karen Jordan, Prehospital Resuscitation Decisions: Assessing the Risk of Legal Liability & Impact of TOR Guidelines, SSRN. Katherine A Curnow, Information, Power and Relationships: Minimising Barriers to Access to Justice for End of Life…
  • Sep 20

    Guest Blogger Associate Professor Diana R.H. Winters: So Much, But Yet Not Enough - The Administration’s Plan to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

    Guest Blogger Associate Professor Diana R.H. Winters: So Much, But Yet Not Enough - The Administration’s Plan to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
    Yesterday was a big day in the fight against antibiotic resistance. The White House released an Executive Order and a National Strategy document on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and…
Rank this Week: 604

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/
  • Sep 20

    Bronston v. United States, 409 U.S. 352,…

    Bronston v. United States, 409 U.S. 352, 353 (1973) is a case in which a witness gave a non-responsive answer, thereby evading the truthful answer. The issue in Bronston was "whether a witness may be convicted of perjury for an...
  • Sep 19

    Ninth Circuit on perjury for Barry Bonds's wandering answer -- is half the bar at risk?

    Ninth Circuit on perjury for Barry Bonds's wandering answer -- is half the bar at risk?
    Story at WSJ about the en banc hearing on Barry Bonds's conviction for perjury for a wandering and possibly evasive answer. (More at LA Times.) Judge Fletcher noted the prevalence of wandering answers in civil discovery and…
  • Sep 19

    The man who gave $50 million to Drexel law school

    The man who gave $50 million to Drexel law school
    A profile of Tom Kline is at Philly.com. (he donated $50 million to Drexel.) I found it interesting that his firm has gotten ahead of the curve and can be very picky about which cases to take on. The first...
Rank this Week: 253

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Sep 20

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
  • Sep 12

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:Andover Institute Launch: A Hub for Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning Please join us to celebrate the official launch of the Andover Institute on Friday, October 17, 2014. The program…
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
Rank this Week: 82

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 20

    Updated version of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Night Watchman State posted

    Updated version of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Night Watchman State posted
    A revised version of my article Corporate Social Responsibility in the Night Watchman State: A Comment on Strine & Walker is now available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2494003 Abstract:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 19

    I get a nice mention in The Economist

    I get a nice mention in The Economist
    “Dual-class” structures were common in America in the 1920s but were largely stamped out in a populist campaign led by William Ripley, a Harvard professor who labelled the practice a “crowning... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Sep 19

    Corporate logo failures that will amaze and amuse

    Corporate logo failures that will amaze and amuse
    Some of these are horrifically awful. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 427

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: 600

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Some Perspective, Please

    Some Perspective, Please
    The current NFL crisis is entirely of Goodell’s own making. A professional football player is caught on videotape punching his fiancé. The league’s commissioner hands out a woefully inappropriate two game suspension. He now…
  • Sep 18

    Dark Days in the ICC

    Dark Days in the ICC
    Sports fans in America and readers of this Blog no doubt have had their fill of NFL players suspended for spousal assault and of MLBers like the Orioles Chris Davis removed from the game for taking banned substances like Ritilin. (Ritilin!…
  • Sep 18

    For those interested, the 9th Circuit is…

    For those interested, the 9th Circuit is hearing the appeal of Barry Bonds' conviction and it is being livestreamed here:
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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
  • Sep 20

    Scottish Referendum and Evolutionarily Fit Legal System

    Scottish Referendum and Evolutionarily Fit Legal System
    Some thoughts in the aftermath of the scottish referendum. Why do regions want to secede? To some extent, secession attempts imply a desire for different rules than the state provides. From the individual perspective, that of the individual…
  • Sep 19

    Interview on The Black Box Society

    Interview on The Black Box Society
    Balkinization just published an interview on my forthcoming book, The Black Box Society. Law profs may be interested in our dialogue on methodology—particularly, what the unique role of the legal scholar is in the midst of increasing…
  • Sep 17

    FAN 32.1 (First Amendment News) — Cato hosts panel on First Amendment: Strossen discusses McCutcheon & history of ACLU stance

    FAN 32.1 (First Amendment News) — Cato hosts panel on First Amendment: Strossen discusses McCutcheon & history of ACLU stance
    Many of us believe that [what] democracy is all about is that you vote for a candidate [and] you give money to a candidate because you want that person to share and be responsive to your concerns. Thats is not corruption; that is democracy.…
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Sep 20

    NY Appellate Court Dismisses Appeal over Sawmill Operation as Moot

    NY Appellate Court Dismisses Appeal over Sawmill Operation as Moot
    Petitioners challenged the approval of a sawmill and milling operation by the Town of Livonia Joint Zoning Board of Appeals who had determined that the use of the land for sawmill purposes constituted an agricultural or farming operation…
  • Sep 19

    NY Appellate Court Upholds Reversal of Area Variance Denial

    NY Appellate Court Upholds Reversal of Area Variance Denial
    Following a denial of an area variance by the zoning board of appeals, the applicant appealed and the trial court reversed the decision. The zoning board appealed and the appellate court upheld the reversal. The Court noted that while the…
  • Aug 29

    Second Circuit Court of Appeals Dismisses Challenge to Permit Denial for Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedie

    Second Circuit Court of Appeals Dismisses Challenge to Permit Denial for Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedie
    Holt purchased a lot in Stonington, CT after the zoning enforcement officer informed the prior owner in an opinion letter that a single-family home could be built on the lot. However, Holt was denied the building permit after the Town…
Rank this Week: 650

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/
  • Sep 20

    New Books: Florence Kelley and Worker Protection Legislation

    New Books: Florence Kelley and Worker Protection Legislation
    Leigh Bienen, Florence Kelley and the Children: Factory Inspector in 1890s Chicago (2014) A new book by a Northwestern University School of Law scholar aims to fill in the gaps in all that has been written about Florence Kelley—focusing…
  • Sep 20

    Gender and Justice Programs at AALS 2015

    Gender and Justice Programs at AALS 2015
    Saturday, January 3 Co-Sponsored Program, Liberty-Equality: Gender, Sexuality, and Reproduction—Griswold v. Connecticut Then and Now, 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Presented by the Section on Constitutional Law and co-sponsored by the Sections…
  • Sep 19

    Philly Stumbles on Anti-Hate Law

    Philly Stumbles on Anti-Hate Law
    The story here: Many people have called last week's brutal attack on two gay men in Center City a hate crime, but it can't be prosecuted as one under Pennsylvania law. That gap in Pennsylvania's ethnic intimidation statute -- the...<img…
Rank this Week: 1896

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/
  • Sep 20

    Janet Levit Stepping Down As Dean Of Tulsa Law

    Janet Levit Stepping Down As Dean Of Tulsa Law
    University of Tulsa law dean Janet Levit will step down at the end of this school year. She has led the school since 2007.
  • Sep 19

    Georgia Law Dean Finalist

    Georgia Law Dean Finalist
    They are: Lonnie Brown and Bo Rutledge from UGA, Mike Gerhardt from UNC, and Mark McKenna from Notre Dame. H/T Paul Caron.
  • Sep 18

    Thinking About Methodologie

    Thinking About Methodologie
    If there is one thing all US law schools teach, it is how to ‘think like a lawyer.’ Edward Rubin, in his penetrating article Why Law Schools Do Not Teach Contracts and What Socioeconomics Can Do About It, identifies what...
Rank this Week: 94

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 20

    Male Birth Control

    Male Birth Control
    From the Daily Beast: Vasalgel, a reversible, non-hormonal polymer that blocks the vas deferens, is about to enter human trials. How will rhetoric change when male bodies become responsible for birth control? Vasalgel, a reversible form of…
  • Sep 19

    Call for Paper

    Call for Paper
    The Richmond Journal of Law & the Public Interest is seeking submissions for the Spring Issue of our 2014-2015 volume. We welcome high quality and well cited submissions from academics, judges, and established practitioners who would like…
  • Sep 18

    Surrogacy Law

    Surrogacy Law
    From the New York Times: In Louisiana, Minnesota and New Jersey, after the state legislatures handily passed bills in the last few years allowing surrogacy in some situations, Republican governors vetoed them. Many states are now considering…
Rank this Week: 167

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
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Sep 19

    Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (Part 3)

    Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (Part 3)
    This is the third installment of my post on my new co-authored piece Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (the first part is here and the second here). The problems that have arisen in the discussion over whether intellectual…
  • Sep 18

    Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?

    Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?
    Justice Ginsburg recently offered some surprising public remarks on the pending same-sex marriage petitions currently before the Supreme Court. (H/t Dale Carpenter at VC.) In particular, Justice Ginsburg suggested that the Court should not…
  • Sep 18

    Ratification of the Canada-China BIT

    Ratification of the Canada-China BIT
    It was announced last week that Canada ratified its bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with China that was signed about two years ago. The treaty will take effect on October 1, 2014. At the time of the signing, a Canadian international…
Rank this Week: 134

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/
  • Sep 19

    "Oh Dear Me No, I Couldn't Possibly Hear Another Appeal..."

    &quot;Oh Dear Me No, I Couldn't Possibly Hear Another Appeal...&quot;
    The Second Circuit has refused to hear Citibank's appeal of Judge Griesa's order enjoining Citi from making payment on USD-denominated, Argentine-law bonds. The Second Circuit's order is a bit... Delphic. Weighing in at all of 56 words, not…
  • Sep 17

    New ADP Garnishment Report

    New ADP Garnishment Report
    A valuable and groundbreaking source of data on wage garnishment has just been released by ADP, the nation's largest payroll services provider. I immediately recalled a great paper by Rich Hynes about the paucity of wage garnishments in…
  • Sep 15

    Digital Wallet

    Digital Wallet
    Interesting op-ed on digital wallets by Edward Castronova and Joshua Fairfield in the NYT. I'm a little more skeptical. Thoughts follow the break. (1) We already live in a world of digital currency. Thanks to fractional reserve banking and…
Rank this Week: 2239

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 19

    Eleventh Circuit Upholds City Increase in Pension Fund Contribution

    Eleventh Circuit Upholds City Increase in Pension Fund Contribution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Eleventh Circuit ruled this week in Taylor v. City of Gadsden that a city's increase in the mandatory contribution paid by public employees to the city's pension fund did not violate the...
  • Sep 19

    Ornstein on Statutory Interpretation and Halbig

    Ornstein on Statutory Interpretation and Halbig
    Norm Ornstein reviews Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert Katzmann's new book, Judging Statutes, over at The Atlantic. Along the way, Ornstein says why courts should use legislative intent in interpreting ambiguous statutory language--like the…
  • Sep 18

    Ninth Circuit Again Upholds School Ban of American Flag on Cinco de Mayo

    Ninth Circuit Again Upholds School Ban of American Flag on Cinco de Mayo
    Prof Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Recall that in February of 2014, a panel of the Ninth Circuit in Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District rejected a claim by students that their constitutional...
Rank this Week: 510

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/
  • Sep 19

    Power Point Presentation Leads To Remand

    Power Point Presentation Leads To Remand
    The Illinois Review Board has remanded a matter where it concluded that violation of the following rule justified the rehearing of proven serious misconduct. The Rule: (a) Post‑Trial Motions. Except as provided herein, post-trial motions…
  • Sep 19

    Million Dollar Escrow Shortfall Draws Short-Term Probation

    Million Dollar Escrow Shortfall Draws Short-Term Probation
    An attorney who "failed to safeguard entrusted funds of at least $1 million" in connection with real estate transactions was placed on probation for six months by order of the Pennsylania Supreme Court. The misconduct arose in a…
  • Sep 18

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has posted a petition from the State Bar to amend Rule 1.6. The amendments appear to conform to recent ABA adopted rules changes. Rule 1.6(b) would have this exception (8) to detect and resolve conflicts...
Rank this Week: 2330

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Sep 19

    Philadelphia District Attorney Agrees to New Trial for Man Who Served 22 Years for a Murder DNA Proves Was Committed by Another Man

    Philadelphia District Attorney Agrees to New Trial for Man Who Served 22 Years for a Murder DNA Proves Was Committed by Another Man
    After initially denying requests for a new trial, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office today announced that it will agree to a new trial for Anthony Wright. New DNA testing of the rape kit identified a man with a lengthy criminal…
  • Sep 18

    Brooklyn Convictions Overturned, Charges Dismissed

    Brooklyn Convictions Overturned, Charges Dismissed
    On Wednesday, a panel of New York state appeals court judges unanimously reversed the convictions and dismissed the indictments against Everton Wagstaffe and Reginald Conner, two Brooklyn men who were found guilty of murder and kidnapping…
  • Sep 17

    The Oklahoman Praises Innocence Project Effort

    The Oklahoman Praises Innocence Project Effort
    Less than a week after Michelle Murphy was exonerated of the murder of her infant son based on new DNA evidence and other previously undisclosed evidence pointing to her innocence, the Oklahoman underscored the importance of Innocence Project…
Rank this Week: 4522

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

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

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award
    Peter Tillers will be the recipient of the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s (Jan. 2015) AALS meeting; the presentation will be made during our section’s joint luncheon with the Criminal Justice section. Thanks to…
  • Sep 18

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word
    Comment by Tillers: legal scholars might avoid uttering a great deal of nonsense about imprecise legal concepts if they took the trouble to study fuzzy logic. Lotfi A.…
  • Sep 10

    The Trouble With Harvard

    The Trouble With Harvard
    Steven Pinker The Trouble With Harvard New Republic (September 4, 2014) Extract:Deresiewicz writes engagingly about the wacky ways of elite university admissions, and he deserves credit for opening a debate on policies which have been…
Rank this Week: 4500

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 19

    The Entrepreneur Who Used Private Property to Save Paradise

    The Entrepreneur Who Used Private Property to Save Paradise
    The Atlantic chronicles the story of Douglas Tompkins--the founder of North Face--who has used his vast fortune to buy up huge swaths of Argentina and Chile. Tompkins insists that he's preserving the nature wonder of the land but many…
  • Sep 19

    Kelly on Vacant Property Remediation Tools.

    Kelly on Vacant Property Remediation Tools.
    Jim Kelly (Notre Dame) has posted Just, Smart: Civil Rights Protections and Market-Sensitive Vacant Property Strategies on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This essay, prepared for and published by the Center for Community Progress, a national,…
  • Sep 17

    Map of the Day: Open Defecation in India

    Map of the Day: Open Defecation in India
    The Economist elaborates: CHEER any Indian leader who takes on the taboo of public hygiene, one of the country’s great problems. Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, says building toilets is a priority over temples. His finance…
Rank this Week: 2484

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1160

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/
  • Sep 19

    Pope v. Babick (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 19, 2014)

    Pope v. Babick (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 19, 2014)
    The good new for respondent Matthew Babick and his counsel is that they won at trial, and they win the appeal as well.  Congratulations.The bad news is that Justice Moore doesn't shy away from telling us what she things about Babick's…
  • Sep 18

    U.S. v. Garcia (9th Cir. - Sept. 18, 2014)

    U.S. v. Garcia (9th Cir. - Sept. 18, 2014)
    Maybe you hate a former housemate of yours.  Maybe for totally irrational reasons, maybe for good ones, whatever.  You don't like her.  Okay.Maybe you don't even want to hurt her.  Just scare her a little bit.…
  • Sep 17

    The Depressing Ninth (9th Cir. - Sept. 17, 2014)

    The Depressing Ninth (9th Cir. - Sept. 17, 2014)
    You don't get a very good impression of the nature of mankind if you read today's published opinions from the Ninth Circuit.You've got one attorney who completely abandons a client who's been sentenced to life in prison and never even lets…
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Sep 19

    Happy Park(ing) Day!

    Happy Park(ing) Day!
    It's the third Friday in September, which means it's Park(ing) Day, that newest of urban rituals in which urbanites take over a parking space for a day and turn it into a funky public realm. The best montage of this...
  • Sep 19

    Climate Week in NYC

    Climate Week in NYC
    All things climate change are about to descend on NYC. Revolving around next week’s UN Climate Summit (Sept. 23), more than 100 events are being planned for NYC’s Climate Week. Here are just a few: People’s Climate March: Sunday,…
  • Sep 17

    Of DIY Urbanism and Electric Boxe

    Of DIY Urbanism and Electric Boxe
    Last year I wrote an article about DIY Urbanism—modest, often illegal, transformations of urban physical space. A few examples of the phenomenon unfolded before my eyes during the year I recently spent in Jacksonville, Florida. Two of those…
Rank this Week: 917