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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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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/
  • Aug 1

    Where Do We Go Now?

    Where Do We Go Now?
    Axl Rose may have said it best, but "where do we go now" was the theme of today's Argentina hearing. There wasn't really any official business to conduct. Unless you count all those pending motions about whether Bank of New...
  • Jul 31

    Injunction Math: Acceleration and the Incredible Shrinking Payment Percentage

    Injunction Math: Acceleration and the Incredible Shrinking Payment Percentage
    If some or all of Argentina's Exchange Bond holders accelerate their bonds after last night's default, the amount Argentina owes NML et al. under the terms of Judge Griesa's injunction could plummet. Here is the relevant language: Such…
  • Jul 30

    It Depends, Argentina Edition

    It Depends, Argentina Edition
    The phrase "it depends" was invented 130 year ago by a small group of drunk lawyers from London and New York for the sole purpose of annoying first-year law students, nonlawyers, and people from civil law jurisdictions. Like all…
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Aug 1

    Jens Ohlin Is Guest-Blogging at Opinio Juri

    Jens Ohlin Is Guest-Blogging at Opinio Juri
    Cornell University law professor Jens Ohlin is one of the most intellectually interesting scholars on international criminal law around–trained in philosophy as well as law, doctrinally learned, and someone who manages to surprise me on…
  • Aug 1

    Readings: Laurie Blank on Proportionality in Jus in Bello in Israel-Hamas Conflict, a Primer

    Readings: Laurie Blank on Proportionality in Jus in Bello in Israel-Hamas Conflict, a Primer
    Laurie Blank (Emory University Law School professor, director of its law of armed conflict clinic and, of course, well known to many Lawfare readers as a prominent scholar of LOAC) has an opinion column up at TheHill.com–a primer…
  • Aug 1

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The New York Times reports that the 72-hour Gaza cease-fire negotiated by the United States and United Nations collapsed less than two hours after going into effect this morning (05:00 GMT); Israel says two soldiers have been…
Rank this Week: 182

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
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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/
  • Aug 1

    Buell on "White Collar" Crime

    Buell on "White Collar" Crime
    Samuel W. Buell (Duke University School of Law) has posted 'White Collar' Crimes (THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF CRIMINAL LAW (M. Dubber & T. Hornle eds. 2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In addition to serving as a précis of...
  • Aug 1

    Garvey on Aiding and Abetting

    Garvey on Aiding and Abetting
    Stephen P. Garvey (Cornell Law School) has posted Reading Rosemond (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Rosemond v. United States, decided this past term, the Court spoke to the requirements…
  • Aug 1

    "It’s Time for Legalized Prostitution"

    "It’s Time for Legalized Prostitution"
    From Slate: [T]he new Canadian bill would go further than the Swedes do by making it illegal for sex workers to advertise their services, or to communicate their interest in selling sex in a place where a child might plausibly...
Rank this Week: 123

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/
  • Aug 1

    Bill Gates’ Favorite Book

    Bill Gates’ Favorite Book
    And also Warren Buffett’s. It’s John Brooks'Business Adventures, “Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street.” Here is a review from Slate. (ljs)
  • Jul 31

    How to Prepare for Cla

    How to Prepare for Cla
    How to Prepare for Class by Aaron H. Caplan. Abstract: "This document was prepared as a handout for first year law students in a Civil Procedure class, but it could be useful for students in any class where both cases...
  • Jul 31

    Kaplan Test Prep survey finds that "pre-law" students care more about school rankings than ability to pay

    Kaplan Test Prep survey finds that "pre-law" students care more about school rankings than ability to pay
    From the Kaplan Test Prep press release: A new Kaplan survey* of over 600 pre-law students finds that a law school’s ranking continues to factor significantly into their decision where to enroll – in many cases, even more than…
Rank this Week: 957

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 1

    Understanding the Look Back Period

    Understanding the Look Back Period
    One of the most misconstrued features of Medicaid is the look back period for asset transfers and how that upsets eligibility for elders in need of long-term healthcare. By way of explanation, Medicaid is different from Medicare in that…
  • Aug 1

    Article on the Probate Exception

    Article on the Probate Exception
    James E. Pfander (Northwestern University School of Law) and Michael J.T. Downey (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) recently published an article entitled, In Search of the Probate Exception, Vanderbilt Law Review,…
  • Aug 1

    The Danger of Cosigning, Inheriting Debt

    The Danger of Cosigning, Inheriting Debt
    A couple in California is facing the harsh reality of inheriting large amount of debt due to being a cosigner on a loan for a family member. After their daughter, Lisa, died of liver failure at 27-years-old, Steve and Darnelle...
Rank this Week: 129

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Aug 1

    U.S. and India Agree on Aviation Security Equipment Testing Program

    U.S. and India Agree on Aviation Security Equipment Testing Program
    The United States Trade and Development Agency has announced an agreement to work with two Indian agencies, the Airports Authority of India and the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, to develop standards and testing procedures suitable for…
  • Jul 29

    ICAO Announces Task Force on Risk Assessment for Conflict Zone

    ICAO Announces Task Force on Risk Assessment for Conflict Zone
    After meeting with representatives from IATA and other aviation organizations earlier today, ICAO has announced that it will create a task force to study potential policy responses to the security issues raised by the downing of Malaysia…
  • Jul 18

    Liability for MH17

    Liability for MH17
    Professor Brian F. Havel was interviewed for a post on Malaysia Airlines' anticipated liability for yesterday's crash in the New York Times' Upshot blog. Under the Montreal Convention, Malaysia is still responsible to its passengers for…
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 1

    NY Times Debate: Should More Students Forego Law School and Apprentice to Become Lawyers?

    NY Times Debate: Should More Students Forego Law School and Apprentice to Become Lawyers?
    New York Times Room for Debate: Do-It-Yourself Lawyers: Law school isn’t the only route to becoming a lawyer. In states that allow it, a tiny fraction of the tens of thousands of people who take state bar exams were trained as apprentices,…
  • Aug 1

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    Keith Paul Bishop, FTB Issues Legal Ruling Addressing Filing and Franchise Tax Obligations of LLCs and Their Members Bloomberg, AT&T Rallies as Windstream Shows Blueprint for Paring Taxes Bloomberg, Senate Republicans Block Narrow Bill on…
  • Aug 1

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    ABA Journal Legal Rebels, Disruption, Eruption or Interruption: 3 Views of Change in Law, by Paul Lippe (CEO, Legal OnRamp) Above the Law, Cooley Law May Be Forced To Close One Of Its Campuses Dorothy Brown (Emory), The LSAT Sweepstakes, 2 J.…
Rank this Week: 50

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 98

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 1

    Meet Carolina, Who Brought Her Daughters 1,500 Miles to the U.S. So They Wouldn’t Be Raped

    Meet Carolina, Who Brought Her Daughters 1,500 Miles to the U.S. So They Wouldn’t Be Raped
    Speaking through a translator and using exaggerated hand gestures to emphasize her points, Carolina told ThinkProgress how she came to the U.S. from the La Unión municipality of El Salvador, a coastal region nestled next to the eastern…
  • Aug 1

    Bedtime Storie

    Bedtime Storie
    Since 2010, the detention bed quota - a Congressional mandate that requires the incarceration of 34,000 immigrants in jails and detention centers in the U.S. at any given time - has stolen countless months, days and hours from immigrants…
  • Aug 1

    Civil Rights Groups Ask Federal Court to Enjoin Deportation Hearings for Children Without Legal Representation

    Civil Rights Groups Ask Federal Court to Enjoin Deportation Hearings for Children Without Legal Representation
    The American Immigration Council, American Civil Liberties Union, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Public Counsel, and K&L Gates LLP have asked a federal court to immediately block the government from pursuing deportation proceedings…
Rank this Week: 57

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 1

    Regulating Political Intelligence

    Regulating Political Intelligence
    Donna Nagy and Richard Painter have a very insightful new article on the political intelligence issue. Plugging Leaks and Lowering Levees in the Federal Government: Practical Solutions for Securities... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jul 31

    The Argentine Debt Litigation

    The Argentine Debt Litigation
    Alison Frankel has a very insightful post about how the looking Argentine debt default illustrates the limits of US courts to manage sovereign debt litigation: ... the hedge fund litigation with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 30

    Will the NLRB's McDonald's Decision Affect How We Teach Agency Law?

    Will the NLRB's McDonald's Decision Affect How We Teach Agency Law?
    The agency chapter of the Business Associations casebook I co-author with Bill Klein and Mark Ramseyer relies heavily on cases involving franchise relationships. Is the franchisee an agent of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
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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/
  • Aug 1

    In Re Rebecca C. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 1, 2014)

    In Re Rebecca C. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 1, 2014)
    Justice Bigelow is right.  Just because the parent's using drugs doesn't allow you to take their kid away.  You've got to show some actual neglect of the child.That said, Mother should still stop smoking reefer.  When eight of…
  • Aug 1

    States v. Bad Guys (9th Cir. - Aug. 1, 2014)

    States v. Bad Guys (9th Cir. - Aug. 1, 2014)
    The captions of the published Ninth Circuit opinions this morning make clear that it's not just private litigants who are getting in the game.  You've got one opinion in which the State of Hawai'i has sued numerous credit card companies…
  • Aug 1

    Rundgren v. Washington Mutual (9th Cir. - July 29, 2014)

    Rundgren v. Washington Mutual (9th Cir. - July 29, 2014)
    So you want to be a rock star?  It's not all sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll.  Sometimes it's suing your lender for foreclosing on your place in Hawaii.And losing.That's the fate of Todd Rundgren.  You'd never know from Judge…
Rank this Week: 188

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/
  • Aug 1

    Land use articles posted on SSRN in July

    Land use articles posted on SSRN in July
    It is the first of the month, and that means it is time to check in on new articles posted to SSRN in July. Because land use does not have its own specific eJournal, I continue to try to find...
  • Jul 31

    Welcome August guest bloggers John Travis Marshall & Ryan Max Rowberry

    Welcome August guest bloggers John Travis Marshall & Ryan Max Rowberry
    We are delighted to welcome two exciting new voices, Georgia State University College of Law professors John Travis Marshall and Ryan Max Rowberry, to Land Use Prof Blog for the month of August. Both have tremendous experience in land use...
  • Jul 31

    RLUIPA now has its own ABA treatise

    RLUIPA now has its own ABA treatise
    This month the ABA published what I believe to be the first-ever treatise on RLUIPA. Here is the blurb for Litigating Religious Land Use Cases: This book discusses how to litigate such a religious land use case on behalf of...
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Halbig, King, and the Procedural Path Ahead

    Halbig, King, and the Procedural Path Ahead
    Forgive me if this is too obvious, but I fear it may not be to everyone interested in whether tax subsidies will be available in federally facilitated exchanges. The reason the plaintiffs in King are petitioning for certiorari now is that…
  • Aug 1

    The CBO Score and the Made-Up Narrative of the Obamacare Subsidies Case

    The CBO Score and the Made-Up Narrative of the Obamacare Subsidies Case
    Two years ago, I posted on this blog that the CBO scoring of Obamacare was central, in the public eye, and intensely scrutinized by all involved with the statute. CBO never assumed in scoring the bill that subsidies would be…
  • Aug 1

    Gaza Names Project

    Gaza Names Project
    Jewish Voice for Peace and the Institute for Middle East Understanding have put together this moving video memorial for the victims of Israel's latest military operation in Gaza.  The video is narrated by Wallace Shawn, and other…
Rank this Week: 999

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Aug 1

    Evaluating Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan

    Evaluating Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan
    There has been much discussion lately over Representative Paul Ryan’s plan to address poverty. (For background on the Ryan Plan, read: here.) Under the Ryan Plan, titled Expanding Opportunity in America, families receiving benefits…
  • Jul 30

    Affordable Housing as Healthcare Policy

    Affordable Housing as Healthcare Policy
    It’s no secret that health care and health policy are hot topics in the United States’ post-ACA landscape. Typically, when discussing healthcare, images of doctors in white coats, stethoscopes, and hospital rooms come to mind.…
  • Jul 28

    7th Circuit Court Reinstates Wisconsin Lead Paint Case

    7th Circuit Court Reinstates Wisconsin Lead Paint Case
    On Thursday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a 2010 federal district court ruling, thereby reinstating a case involved lead paint. In the 2010 case, Ernest Gibson (now 17) sued half a dozen paint manufacturers for injuries resulting…
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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Can State-Sponsored Terror Victims Satisfy Judgments By Attaching Internet Country Code TLDs?

    Can State-Sponsored Terror Victims Satisfy Judgments By Attaching Internet Country Code TLDs?
    BNA Electronic Commerce & Law Report [subscription required] this week reported on a fascinating legal issue facing the D.C. federal district court in connection with suits by five victims of state-sponsored terrorism brought against…
  • Aug 1

    Restaurant's "Praying In Public" Discount Raises Question

    Restaurant's "Praying In Public" Discount Raises Question
    Inquisitr and HLN reported yesterday on a Winston-Salem, North Carolina restaurant that offers a 15% "Praying in Public" discount.  Apparently Mary's Gourmet Diner awards the discount to diners when a member of the wait staff sees…
  • Aug 1

    Court Upholds New Jersey's Reparative Therapy Ban For Second Time

    Court Upholds New Jersey's Reparative Therapy Ban For Second Time
     In Doe v. Christie, (D NJ, July 31, 2014), a New Jersey federal district court for the second time (see prior posting) rejected constitutional challenges to New Jersey's law barring mental health professionals from treating minors…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Aug 1

    Wansink, Hanks, Cawley, & Just on the Effects of a Tax on Calorie-Dense Food

    Wansink, Hanks, Cawley, & Just on the Effects of a Tax on Calorie-Dense Food
    Brian Wansink, Andrew S. Hanks, John Cawley and David R. Just (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy…
  • Aug 1

    Gans on Remix Right

    Gans on Remix Right
    Joshua S. Gans (University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management) has posted Remix Rights and Negotiations Over the Use of Copy-Protected Works on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper examines an environment where original content can be…
  • Aug 1

    Ohlin on Combatant's Privilege in Conflicts Involving Extraterritorial Non-State Actor

    Ohlin on Combatant's Privilege in Conflicts Involving Extraterritorial Non-State Actor
    Jens David Ohlin (Cornell University - School of Law) has posted The Combatant's Privilege in Asymmetric & Covert Conflicts on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In armed conflicts against extraterritorial non-state actors, covert action has…
Rank this Week: 32

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 457

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/
  • Aug 1

    Antebellum Cemetery Trivia

    Antebellum Cemetery Trivia
    How about a cemetery trivia question? We haven't had one of those in a while. This is a cemetery founded in the 1850s. It's also the only cemetery where a Democrat (as opposed to a Whig) gave the dedication address...
  • Aug 1

    AALS Scholarly Paper Competition Deadline Approache

    AALS Scholarly Paper Competition Deadline Approache
    Junior scholars, don't forget to that the deadline for AALS's annual call for scholarly papers is approaching! Manuscripts are due August 9, 2014. Full details are here.
  • Jul 31

    My Slate Article on the Importance of Replicating Science

    My Slate Article on the Importance of Replicating Science
    I have a long article in Slate (with Chris Chabris) on the importance of replicating science. We use a recent (and especially bitter) dispute over the failure to replicate a social psychology experiment as an occasion for discussing several…
Rank this Week: 368

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Aug 1

    "Barmageddon" and Other Post Bar Exam Musings…

    "Barmageddon" and Other Post Bar Exam Musings…
    Most of you have likely heard about the nationwide ExamSoft malfunction that occurred during the administration of the bar exam this week. If not, as you can imagine, ExamSoft did not perform as expected and many bar exam takers were...
  • Jul 29

    Hello Summer!

    Hello Summer!
    The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only...
  • Jul 29

    Before Orientation Start

    Before Orientation Start
    There are only a few weeks left before orientation. Students are understandably anxious about what they can do to “get ready” for law school. One thing for students to think about is to take care of all the things they...
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ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Aug 1

    Second Circuit Adopts Bright-Line Definition of FINRA “Customer” For Arbitration Purpose

    Second Circuit Adopts Bright-Line Definition of FINRA “Customer” For Arbitration Purpose
    The circuit courts continue to refine the definition of the term “customer” under FINRA Rule 12200.  A “customer” can compel a broker-dealer to arbitrate a dispute even in the absence of a pre-dispute arbitration…
  • Jul 31

    Mediation, Negotiation and the New York Metropolitan Opera

    Mediation, Negotiation and the New York Metropolitan Opera
    Erin Archerd tipped me off that the New York Metropolitan Opera and the unions with which it is negotiating collective bargaining agreements, are trying to call in a federal mediator at the last minute to salvage their negotiations. The…
  • Jul 31

    Sternlight – New Executive Order Blocks Mandatory Employment Arbitration

    Sternlight – New Executive Order Blocks Mandatory Employment Arbitration
    FOI Jean Sternlight (UNLV) provides us with this guest post on the President’s recent actions on employment arbitration. President Obama today signed a new Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order refusing to grant government…
Rank this Week: 889

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/
  • Aug 1

    Dan Markel Remembrances at SEALS

    Dan Markel Remembrances at SEALS
    PrawfsBlawg and Concurring Opinions are sponsoring the first MarkelFest! at SEALS this Saturday. Unfortunately will miss this event, but I...
  • Jul 31

    Welcome, Guest Blogger Eric Ort

    Welcome, Guest Blogger Eric Ort
    In addition to his own blog launch, my colleague Eric Orts has agreed to occasionally blog for us for the...
  • Jul 30

    Lowell Milken Institute Law Teaching Fellowship

    Lowell Milken Institute Law Teaching Fellowship
    The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law is now accepting applications for the...
Rank this Week: 135

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 1

    Guest Post: The Use of Human Shields and International Criminal Law

    Guest Post: The Use of Human Shields and International Criminal Law
    by Tali Kolesov Har-Oz and Ori Pomson [Ori Pomson and Tali Kolesov Har-Oz are both teaching assistants and LL.B. candidates at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law Faculty.]  Introduction The recent hostilities between Israel and…
  • Aug 1

    When does the Combatant’s Privilege Apply?

    When does the Combatant’s Privilege Apply?
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Under any view, the privilege of combatancy is key to the basic architecture of the law of war. It stands at the fault line between domestic criminal law and International Humanitarian Law, between…
  • Aug 1

    Emerging Voices: The Preliminary Examinations in Iraq: A Net Loss for the ICC’s Political Capital

    Emerging Voices: The Preliminary Examinations in Iraq: A Net Loss for the ICC’s Political Capital
    by David Benger by David Benger [David Benger is the Course Assistant for the Brandeis University in The Hague intensive summer school in International Criminal Law. He may be reached at dabenger [at] gmail [dot] com.] The International…
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Aug 1

    Realism without nihilism--an example from a sanctions order for deposition objection

    Realism without nihilism--an example from a sanctions order for deposition objection
    One of the hardest things to teach students is how to deal with the sometimes significant variation in judicial reactions to similar conduct. The attached sanctions order (Download Memorandum Opinion And Order) is a nice example. The judge in…
  • Aug 1

    Jotwell: Carole Silver comments on Andy Perlman's new article

    Jotwell: Carole Silver comments on Andy Perlman's new article
    Excerpt from Carole Silver's Jotwell post: Andy Perlman’s timing couldn’t be better. His new article, A Behavioral Theory of Legal Ethics, comes out just as negative reports of lawyers’ conduct are front page news again,…
  • Jul 31

    Cuomo's Watergate?

    Cuomo's Watergate?
    The Times reports today that US Attorney Preet Bharara has warned Cuomo about obstruction of justice. This warning came after Cuomo on Monday defended his decision to disband the state Moreland Commission formed to investigate corruption in…
Rank this Week: 213

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Aug 1

    Inversions may lead to more taxes for shareholder

    Inversions may lead to more taxes for shareholder
    The WSJ points out the untidy fact that although corporate inversions may have the effect of permitting firms to elect to move to lower tax jurisdictions, they do so through taxable transactions for stockholders of the US firm seeking to...
  • Jul 31

    Colbert on Inversion

    Colbert on Inversion
    America's educator, Stephen Colbert, gives us his take -- and quite an informative one at that -- on inversions. The Colbert Report -bjmq
  • Jul 31

    Buyouts shops buying from one another

    Buyouts shops buying from one another
    According to a report in the WSJ, yes it's true that M&A activity is up these days, but. But, it looks like 60% of the LBOs are private equity firms buying and selling portfolio firms to each other. That's good...
Rank this Week: 900

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
  • Aug 1

    Conviction Integrity Unit Adds 14 Murder Cases to Review

    Conviction Integrity Unit Adds 14 Murder Cases to Review
    More than a year after the Brooklyn District Attorney's Conviction Integrity Unit announced that it would reopen dozens of murder cases that resulted in guilty verdicts that were investigated by Louis Scarcella, a detective who handled some…
  • Jul 31

    Wrongful Conviction Civil Suits Mounting in New York

    Wrongful Conviction Civil Suits Mounting in New York
    Another New York man settled a wrongful conviction suit with the city adding to the tab of settlements accrued under former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. The New York Post reported that Ronald Bozeman will receive $150,000 after…
  • Jul 30

    Bumps in the Road for Hair Microscopy Case Review

    Bumps in the Road for Hair Microscopy Case Review
    One year after the Innocence Project and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers announced its partnership with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to review microscopic hair…
Rank this Week: 670

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Aug 1

    Spotlighting that nearly all GOP Prez hopefuls are talking up sentencing reform

    Spotlighting that nearly all GOP Prez hopefuls are talking up sentencing reform
    I have previously questioned the assertion that significant federal sentencing is inevitable, and the failure of the current Congress to make serious progress on the Smarter Sentencing Act or other notable pending federal sentencing reform…
  • Jul 31

    More potent reviews of criminal justice data via the Washington Post's Wonkblog

    More potent reviews of criminal justice data via the Washington Post's Wonkblog
    In this post last week, titled " "There’s little evidence that fewer prisoners means more crime," I made much of some recent postings on the Washington Post Wonkblog and suggested that sentencing fans ought to make a habit of…
  • Jul 31

    Making a libertarian case for "Why the Death Penalty Needs to Die"

    Making a libertarian case for "Why the Death Penalty Needs to Die"
    The title of this post is drawn from the headline of this notable new commentary by Nick Gillespie at The Daily Beast. Here are excerpts: As a libertarian, I’m not surprised that the state is so incompetent that it can’t...
Rank this Week: 96

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
  • Aug 1

    Magna Carta–Part I

    Magna Carta–Part I
    Next year is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, and I thought I’d start a series of posts on that text.  Much of Magna Carta dealt with feudal duties that are obsolete, and the document applied only to the Crown and to the…
  • Jul 31

    Species of Structural Argument

    Species of Structural Argument
    Many thanks to Danielle et al. for letting me guest-blog this month.  Concurring Opinions is one of my favorite law blogs out there (second only to the “Bob Loblaw Law Blog”), so I’m honored to be a part of it. I…
  • Jul 31

    Introducing Guest Blogger Michael Coenen

    Introducing Guest Blogger Michael Coenen
    I am thrilled to welcome aboard Professor Michael Coenen as a guest blogger. Professor Coenen joined the LSU Law Center faculty in 2013, having previously served as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. He holds an A.B.…
Rank this Week: 64

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    In Which I Learn About the New World

    In Which I Learn About the New World
    Two stories with (I think) a common thread.One:  I succeeded in breaking the zapper for the Chez Buce Toyota so I popped by the dealer looking for a replacement. The service guy reached into his drawer and pulled out a pasteboard.…
  • Jul 31

    The Suzman Cleopatra

    The Suzman Cleopatra
    I was telling the keeper of the Chez Buce Netflix queue that my favorite Antony and Cleopatra--indeed, the only good one I had ever seen before just now--was the Jonathan Miller BBC staging with Jane LaPotaire, which some would think of a the…
  • Jul 31

    More Munich

    More Munich
    More loose change about Munich:I do love that public transport. Ain't cheap but what is these days?  And it is friction free.  You buy a ticket with a credit card, from the machine. It works first time, unlike Paris, where it never…
Rank this Week: 45

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 1

    White Collar Over-Criminalization: Deterrence, Plea Bargaining, and the Loss of Innocence

    White Collar Over-Criminalization: Deterrence, Plea Bargaining, and the Loss of Innocence
    New Article by Professor Lucian Dervan - White Collar Over-Criminalization: Deterrence, Plea Bargaining, and the Loss of Innocence published in 101 Kentucky Law Journal. The abstract states: Overcriminalization takes many forms and impacts…
  • Jul 30

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere
    Amanda Bronstad, NLJ, Indictments for Two Former Attorneys General in Utah Oral Argument in the 11th Circuit on Don Siegleman, former governor, postponed to October 13, 2014 - two issues: 1)sentencing; 2) conflict of interest DOJ- Antitrust…
  • Jul 25

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part II of II

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part II of II
    In last week’s post, I discussed the recent case of In re Kellogg Brown & Root (“KBR”) from the perspective of privilege issues and internal investigations generally. Today, I would like to focus our consideration of the KBR case…
Rank this Week: 494

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/
  • Aug 1

    Areheart & Stein on the Disability/Employability Divide

    Areheart & Stein on the Disability/Employability Divide
    Brad Areheart (Tennessee) and Michael Stein (William & Mary) have posted a new article on SSRN: The Disability/Employability Divide: Bottlenecks to Equal Opportunity, forthcoming in the Michigan Law Review. From the abstract: Joseph…
  • Aug 1

    Binding the United States to Arbitrate?

    Binding the United States to Arbitrate?
    False Claims Act suits come in two flavors – those brought by “relators” on behalf of the United States to recover for harm caused by false or fraudulent submission of claims to the government and retaliation suits seeking damages as...
  • Jul 31

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Act 10

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Act 10
    It a 5-2 decision today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that the state's Act 10 was constitutional. As we reported earlier, the statute's validity was in doubt in earlier litigation, so this result wasn't a given. But unions certainly…
Rank this Week: 149

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 1

    Don’t Just Get Mad: Do Something

    Don’t Just Get Mad: Do Something
    My brother has a good strong item up about what should happen in light of yesterday’s revelations that CIA Director John O. Brennan lied to Congress about his agency’s spying on Senate investigators: So if you’re the…
  • Jul 30

    HTC One (M8) Review

    HTC One (M8) Review
    Tl/dr: I like this phone. I’ve had this phone for about two months and it has met or exceeded my expectations in just about every respect. I got the HTC One (M8) instead of the Samsung S5 primarily because my … Continue reading…
  • Jul 27

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott
    Fl. Governor Rick Scott doges questions in a 1995 deposition. It sort of encapsulizes a good bit of what is so awful about the guy. And he hasn’t changed: Scott is still dodging basic questions in 2014. Throw in the … Continue…
Rank this Week: 26

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Edited by I. Richard Gershon, Paul E. McGreal and Cynthia L. Fountaine.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Aug 1

    Some Unsolicited Advice for Texas A&M

    Some Unsolicited Advice for Texas A&M
    As reported on Taxprof: Texas Wesleyan Law alumni have filed a complaint with the ABA against Texas A&M. Their goal is to be recognized as graduates of the new Texas A&M law school, since Texas Wesleyan School of Law no...
  • Jul 23

    Burdens Follow Benefit

    Burdens Follow Benefit
    When I teach a tax class, I always tell my students that tax burdens follow tax benefits, and vice versa. For example, the person who enjoys economic benefit typically bears the tax burden for that benefit, and the person who...
  • Jul 16

    Fisher: Law School Admissions Committees Can Breathe A Little Easier

    Fisher: Law School Admissions Committees Can Breathe A Little Easier
    Declining applications have certainly made serving on a law school admissions committee a more challenging proposition, but there was another issue hanging over admission committees until Tuesday's 5th Circuit decision in Fisher…
Rank this Week: 2487

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 10

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Aug 1

    Bipartisan Senate Group Introduces Bill to Reform Campus Sexual Assault Policie

    Bipartisan Senate Group Introduces Bill to Reform Campus Sexual Assault Policie
    A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill this week that would fine college for mismanaging campus rape investigations. The Campus Safety and Accountability Act is the result of a review by Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Kirsten…
  • Aug 1

    Lawsuit Alleges Utah State School Board Improperly Adopted Common Core

    Lawsuit Alleges Utah State School Board Improperly Adopted Common Core
    According to a new lawsuit filed yesterday, the Utah State School Board "violated [the] law by adopting the Common Core State Standards without substantive input from parents and educators." The lawsuit was brought by the Libertas…
  • Jul 31

    School Discipline News in Not All Sunshine

    School Discipline News in Not All Sunshine
    To read several of my recent posts, one might get the impression that overly harsh discipline is on the way out. While it is true the Departments of Justice and Education have made important statements and a substantial number of large…
Rank this Week: 2477

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Announcement: New online sports law course

    Announcement: New online sports law course
    Nationally recognized sports lawyer Glenn Wong will launch the new Mark H. McCormack Online Graduate Sport Management Certificate program this coming Fall semester. Professor Wong’s 3-credit “Sport Law” course will be the…
  • Jul 29

    The Irony of the MLBPA's Recent Grievance Against the Houston Astro

    The Irony of the MLBPA's Recent Grievance Against the Houston Astro
    On Thursday, news reports emerged that the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has filed a grievance against the Houston Astros over the team's failure to sign several recent draft picks, including the first overall selection…
  • Jul 28

    Donald Sterling lose

    Donald Sterling lose
    The NBA is poised to approve the sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer following a probate court effectively ruling for Shelly Sterling.  My take for Sports Illustrated.
Rank this Week: 3072

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 4289

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 233

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/
  • Aug 1

    Former Bar President Still Former Lawyer

    Former Bar President Still Former Lawyer
    The Ohio Supreme Court has denied the reinstatement petition of an attorney suspended for a federal false tax filing conviction. The Plain Dealer reported on the conviction Prominent Cleveland attorney Leslie W. Jacobs was sentenced Tuesday…
  • Aug 1

    Trending Away From Disbarment

    Trending Away From Disbarment
    An Illinois Hearing Board has recommended a suspension of nine months of an attorney who used a power of attorney to write himself checks from the account of an elderly woman. His defense Respondent, who had power of attorney for...
  • Jul 31

    Beating Malpractice Claim As Easy As ABC

    Beating Malpractice Claim As Easy As ABC
    The Washington State Supreme Court sitting en banc has held in a legal malpractice matter arising from a joint venture agreement to operate a debt collection business In this opinion, we consider whether the trial court erred in applying…
Rank this Week: 532

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Crump and Brophy on Cornelius Sinclair's Odyssey

    Crump and Brophy on Cornelius Sinclair's Odyssey
    Judson E. Crump and Alfred L. Brophy, University of North Carolina School of Law, has posted Cornelius Sinclair's Odyssey: Freedom, Slavery, and Freedom Again in the Old South.  Here is the abstract: In August 1825 several free, young…
  • Jul 31

    Wilkes on Habeas Petitions in the Reign of James I

    Wilkes on Habeas Petitions in the Reign of James I
    Donald E. Wilkes, Jr., University of Georgia Law School, has posted Habeas Corpus Proceedings in the High Court of Parliament in the Reign of James I, 1603-1625, which appears in the American Journal of Legal History 54 (2014): 200-63. …
  • Jul 30

    Gordon, "The Forgotten Nuremberg Hate Speech Case"

    Gordon, "The Forgotten Nuremberg Hate Speech Case"
    Gregory S. Gordon (University of North Dakota - School of Law) has posted "The Forgotten Nuremberg Hate Speech Case: Otto Dietrich and the Future of Persecution Law." The article appears in Volume 75 of the Ohio State Law Journal (2014).…
Rank this Week: 75

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Aug 1

    Pres. Issues Exec Order Requiring Fed Contractors To Disclose Labor Violation

    Pres. Issues Exec Order Requiring Fed Contractors To Disclose Labor Violation
    The President signed an executive order requiring prospective contractors to disclose to agencies violations of 14 federal wage and hour, discrimination, health and safety, family and medical leave, labor and other workplace laws. The Fair…
  • Jul 30

    Professor and Student Discount

    Professor and Student Discount
    I got an email from Braddeals which is a blog which compiles a list of student and professor discounts. If you find it useful, please leave a comment. The discounts can be found here. Please leave a comment if you...
  • Jul 28

    Importance of Special Education

    Importance of Special Education
    Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs, NY Times (July 27,2014), is an interesting NY Times article about the importance of special education to a child's life and how taxing the litigation process can be for parents and their…
Rank this Week: 2139

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    The Law Student, Stalking and the 4th Amendment

    The Law Student, Stalking and the 4th Amendment
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgerecently issued in a civil case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan:  Enjaian v. University of Michigan, 2014 WL 3662709 (2014).  As the…
  • Jul 30

    The Security Forces Member, the Facebook Page and the 4th Amendment

    The Security Forces Member, the Facebook Page and the 4th Amendment
    This post examines an from the U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals in what seems  to have been a prosecution of Senior Airman Aaron M. Buford.  U.S. v. Buford, 2014 WL 2039102.  I say “appears to have been”…
  • Jul 28

    5th Amendment "Takings," the Medical License and the Website Comment

    5th Amendment "Takings," the Medical License and the Website Comment
    Dr. Aaron Filler, a Santa Monica neurosurgeon, filed a pro se Complaint alleging that the United States governmenteffected a 5th Amendment taking of his medical license without just compensation. He claims the taking occurred as a result of…
Rank this Week: 998

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/
  • Aug 1

    If anyone needed evidence that "gun nuts" really are nuts...

    If anyone needed evidence that "gun nuts" really are nuts...
    ...consider this case, in which Florida enacted a law to prevent pediatricians from counselling children and families about gun safety! (Thanks to David Shaw for the pointer.)
  • Aug 1

    Harvard's Frances Kamm on proportionality, Israel, and Gaza

    Harvard's Frances Kamm on proportionality, Israel, and Gaza
    Here.
  • Jul 31

    New Books in July

    New Books in July
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books this month: Omissions: Agency, Metaphysics, and Responsibility by Randolph Clarke (Oxford University Press, 2014). Faith & Wisdom in Science by Tom McLeish (Oxford University Press,…
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • Aug 1

    Another Example of Tax Law Complexity

    Another Example of Tax Law Complexity
    Though tax law is not the only area of law, or life, that is complicated by the twists and turns of retroactive repeals and pretending something that existed didn’t ever exist, it certainly is a contender for being at the top of the…
  • Jul 30

    Collecting An Existing Tax is Not a Tax Increase

    Collecting An Existing Tax is Not a Tax Increase
    A recent commentary from The Institute for Policy Innovation bemoans the possible derailment of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act by the addition of unrelated provisions to the legislation. Since its inception, the movement of…
  • Jul 28

    Tax Myths: Part XIV: Retired People Do Not Pay Income Tax

    Tax Myths: Part XIV: Retired People Do Not Pay Income Tax
    I must admit I was surprised to discover someone asserting that “Obviously retired people do not pay INCOME TAX.” I had not previously encountered this myth. In another post, a commentator provides some of the flawed reasoning…
Rank this Week: 2898