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Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
  • Jan 31

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy
    [02/01/29 01:00 AM (edt)]  Classroom Exercises in Asylum AdvocacyCenter for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)Georgetown University 
  • Feb 25

    National Preservation Law Conference

    National Preservation Law Conference
     WHATNational Preservation Law ConferenceWHENWednesday, February 25, 20158:25 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.WHEREGeorgetown University Law CenterHart Auditorium, McDonough Hall600 New Jersey Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20001SCHEDULE 8:25 am…
  • Feb 19

    Public Private Symposium

    Public Private Symposium
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Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Feb 27

    Giving While Living -- Completing Chuck Feeney's Original Mission for Atlantic Philanthropie

    Giving While Living -- Completing Chuck Feeney's Original Mission for Atlantic Philanthropie
    For more than twenty-five years, The Atlantic Philanthropies has been one of the most important funding sources for nonprofit and NGO work on health, education and equality issues in the U.S. and beyond, often providing key support for legal…
  • Feb 27

    Why A "Pooled Trust" for Special Needs?

    Why A "Pooled Trust" for Special Needs?
    Texas attorney Renée C. Lovelace has literally written the book -- a guidebook -- on Pooled Trust Options. Renée was a recent guest speaker at Penn State's Dickinson Law, appearing before students in an advanced seminar on planning…
  • Feb 27

    Indiana Law Review Symposium: State Governments & Aging Population

    Indiana Law Review Symposium: State Governments & Aging Population
    Check out Volume 48, Issue 1 of the Indiana Law Review which contains articles from the 2013 Program on Law & State Government Fellowship Symposium: State Governments Face the Realities of Aging Populations. Three articles are included…
Rank this Week: 1104

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

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/
  • Feb 27

    Successful Appellate Brief

    Successful Appellate Brief
    The results of an empirical study correlating success in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals with the length of appellate briefs and the experience of the lawyers writing the briefs found a correlation with longer briefs and experienced…
  • Feb 27

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman
    I am sad to report that Hofstra law professor and former dean Monroe Freedman died yesterday. Monroe was one of the leaders in the legal ethics field; in fact, I think you could call him a giant in that area....
  • Feb 27

    "Teaching Students to Be Problem-Solvers and Dispute-Resolvers"

    "Teaching Students to Be Problem-Solvers and Dispute-Resolvers"
    This is a new article posted to SSRN, here, by Professors Andrea Schneider (Marquette), Jill Cross (Pace) and John Lande (Missouri). From the abstract: No matter what area of law students might end up practicing, dispute resolution and…
Rank this Week: 846

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Elizabeth Taylor's Diamond Dispute

    Elizabeth Taylor's Diamond Dispute
    The estate of Elizabeth Taylor is currently in a dispute with Christie’s auction house over the actress’s heart-shaped “Taj Mahal” diamond, which is set inside a ruby border of a pendant given to Taylor by then-husband Richard Burton…
  • Feb 27

    L'Oreal Heiress Takes Center Stage in Courtroom Battle

    L'Oreal Heiress Takes Center Stage in Courtroom Battle
    Liliane Bettencourt, the 92-year-old heir to the L’Oreal cosmetics fortune, is at the center of a courtroom battle in southwestern France, where prosecutors and defense lawyers paint vastly different portraits of Ms. Bettencourt. The case…
  • Feb 27

    New York Takes Aggressive Stance on Residency

    New York Takes Aggressive Stance on Residency
    Though it is unclear whether tax related influences are the reason 55,000 individuals move from New York to Florida each year, New York is taking an aggressive stance on ex-New Yorkers when it comes to state taxes. The state puts...
Rank this Week: 56

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Update on American Samoa Birthright Citizenship Case: Tuaua v. United State

    Update on American Samoa Birthright Citizenship Case: Tuaua v. United State
    We have previously blogged (here and here) about Tuaua v. United States, the case involving American Samoan individuals who claim that they acquired U.S. citizenship at birth by virtue of being born in American Samoa, a U.S. territory. In…
  • Feb 27

    Laura Murrray-Tjan Shows Us, Yet Again, that Immigration Law is Hard

    Laura Murrray-Tjan Shows Us, Yet Again, that Immigration Law is Hard
    Laura Murray-Tjan Immprof Laura Murray-Tjan's latest post for HuffPo is: Whoops! The Department of Justice Admits That It Misunderstood U.S. Citizenship Law. In her piece, Murray-Tjan covers the DOJ's Feb 12, 2015 decision in which the…
  • Feb 27

    Timothy Dugdale: The Constitution and Noncitizens in Two District Court Decision

    Timothy Dugdale: The Constitution and Noncitizens in Two District Court Decision
    Two interesting cases have been decided in the past week at the district court level. In one, L.I. L-R v. Johnson, (DC District) James Boasberg takes ICE to task for using detention as a warning advertisement to Central America that...
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Feb 27

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)
    It's not that I don't feel bad for the defendant in this case.  I do.  It turns out that it was the last holder in a game of hot potato.But a deal's a deal.  Even if it's a bad one.  So it loses the property.Shortened to…
  • Feb 26

    People v. Johnson (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Feb. 26, 2015)

    People v. Johnson (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Feb. 26, 2015)
    Can you guess what this appeal is about?  Can you guess the result?  Here are the first three sentences of the opinion:"A jury convicted defendant Jerrold Elwin Johnson of the first degree murder of Ellen Salling with the special…
  • Feb 24

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)
    Nothing good ever comes out of the following fact pattern:"On Saturday, November 28, 2009, around 8:00 or 9:00 p.m., the 44-year-old defendant was home, drinking beer, and playing video games, when his son Theo brought home three friends and…
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • Feb 27

    It's white, no blue . . . aaaah

    It's white, no blue . . . aaaah
    Doesn't this illustrate everything that Dan Kahan, current GuestPrawf Dave Hoffman, and others (including me) have been saying about video evidence? If no one can agree on the color of the dress,* how can anyone agree on whether the force…
  • Feb 27

    Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh, R.I.P.

    Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh, R.I.P.
    Not just my own University of Notre Dame, but also American higher education and, in many ways, the country has lost a truly great and really good man, "Fr. Ted" Hesburgh. You can learn a lot more about his work and life here. And,…
  • Feb 27

    Teeth Whitening for Lawyer

    Teeth Whitening for Lawyer
    Thanks to prawfsblawg for having me and to Dan Markel for having been such a welcoming presence when I first entered academia a few years ago. Most of my posts will focus on areas of criminal law/procedure, but today I want to look at…
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Feb 27

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman
    The noted legal ethicist, Monroe Freedman, passed away on Wednesday. He was 86. For the last 42 years, he had been a member of the Hofstra Law faculty and he served as the school's second dean. Among criminal defense attorneys,...
  • Feb 27

    For Fan

    For Fan
    Live long and prosper.
  • Feb 27

    Non-Contiguous Law School Merger

    Non-Contiguous Law School Merger
    The recent news out of Saint Paul, Minnesota that William Mitchell and Hamline are merging their law schools was intriguing in many ways, not least because of the ways that this announcement fueled speculation that Mitchell/Hamline was just…
Rank this Week: 25

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 37

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    AU IP/Gender: Panel IV: Gendered Understandings of the Role and Scope of IP

    AU IP/Gender: Panel IV: Gendered Understandings of the Role and Scope of IP
    Moderator – Irene Calboli, Marquette Law School and National University of Singapore Carys Craig, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University - Deconstructing Copyright’s Choreographer: the Power of Performance (and the…
  • Feb 27

    AU IP/Gender Panel III: US Federal Court

    AU IP/Gender Panel III: US Federal Court
    Panel III: Gender and Intellectual Property in the U.S. Federal CourtsModerator – Christine Farley, American University Washington College of Law Jessica Silbey, Suffolk University Law School – Intellectual Property Reform…
  • Feb 27

    AU IP/Gender: Lunch Keynote by Kara Swanson

    AU IP/Gender: Lunch Keynote by Kara Swanson
    Kara Swanson, Northeastern University School of Law – IP and Gender: Reflections on Methodology and Accomplishments Literature review: from the footnotes to the text.  Personal experience writing and publishing in gender &…
Rank this Week: 524

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Alison Frankel on our brief in the US v. Newman insider trading case

    Alison Frankel on our brief in the US v. Newman insider trading case
    Frankel: I was intrigued by another amicus brief filed on the defendants’ behalf. Not the brief by onetime SEC defendant and billionaire sports team owner Mark Cuban, but the one by three professors... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 26

    My law librarian responds in defense of the book

    My law librarian responds in defense of the book
    UCLA Law Librarian Kevin Gerson sent along some thoughts in response to my post the other day on law libraries: Here are a few thoughts on print resources in law libraries: The operating budget of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 26

    It happened again: Top law review that I can't crack as author asks me to referee an article

    It happened again: Top law review that I can't crack as author asks me to referee an article
    Back in 2011 I got a request from the Chicago Law Review to referee an article for them, which sort of pissed me off. Today I got one from the Yale Law Journal: I hope this note finds you well. I am... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Feb 27

    Fishing Expedition

    Fishing Expedition
    Do you worry that the NSA, perhaps in a joint program with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, might be considering a “collect-it-all” program to seize and monitor fish, crocodiles, or antelopes for national security…
  • Feb 27

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The number of Assyrian Christians kidnapped by the Islamic State continues to rise. The New York Times reports that, according to one local Assyrian leader, 287 people have now been captured by the militant group, and dozens of villages in…
  • Feb 27

    Wednesday and Thursday at the Military Commissions: Al Nashiri

    Wednesday and Thursday at the Military Commissions: Al Nashiri
    At the outset of Wednesday’s session in the Al Nashiri military commission—the criminal proceeding against a Guantanamo detainee accused of plotting, among other things, the 2000 attack on the USS Cole—Judge Vance…
Rank this Week: 88

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Feb 27

    How to Tell If You’re a Jerk at Work

    How to Tell If You’re a Jerk at Work
    Following up on my previous post, Are You a Jerk at Work?: Wall Street Journal, How to Tell if You’re a Jerk at Work, by Daniel Ames (Columbia Business School) & Abbie Wazlawek (Columbia Business School): Self-awareness is crucial in…
  • Feb 27

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    ABA Journal, Tax Boards Use an Online System to Resolve Disputes Bloomberg, Gilead Avoids Billions in U.S. Tax on Its $1,000-a-Pill Drug Bloomberg, Mismanaged Soccer Body Faces Penalties as IRS Talks Drag On CBS Money Watch, What's a Fair Tax…
  • Feb 27

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    ABA Journal, ABA to Fund Startup Projects to Hire New and Underutilized Lawyers ABA Journal, Law School Clinics Join to Help Battle Patent Trolls Jamie Abrams (Louisville), Reframing the Socratic Method, 64 J. Legal Educ ___ (2015) Jennifer…
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Feb 27

    Roznai on Constitutional Unamendability

    Roznai on Constitutional Unamendability
    Yaniv Roznai (The Hauser Global Law School, NYU) has posted Unamendability and the Genetic Code of the Constitution on SSRN. Here is the abstract: An increasing number of constitutions contain “unamendable provisions” in order, inter…
  • Feb 27

    Robinette on Party Autonomy & Tort Theory

    Robinette on Party Autonomy & Tort Theory
    Christopher J. Robinette (Widener University - School of Law) has posted Party Autonomy in Tort Theory and Reform (6 J. Tort Law (2015), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Tort theory has been dominated by a debate between…
  • Feb 27

    Calabresi & Braga on "Scalia: A Court of One" by Murphy

    Calabresi & Braga on "Scalia: A Court of One" by Murphy
    Steven G. Calabresi (Northwestern University - School of Law) & Justin R. Braga (Brown University) have posted The Jurisprudence of Justice Antonin Scalia: A Response to Professor Bruce Allen Murphy and Professor Justin Driver on SSRN.…
Rank this Week: 12

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 14

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
  • Feb 27

    Missouri DR Center Announces Winners of Student Writing Competition Regarding Events in Ferguson, Missouri

    Missouri DR Center Announces Winners of Student Writing Competition Regarding Events in Ferguson, Missouri
    The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law announced the winners of a law student writing competition held in conjunction with the Missouri Law Review symposium entitled “Policing,…
  • Feb 25

    Minimizing Unnecessary Violence in Litigation and Other Dispute Resolution Processe

    Minimizing Unnecessary Violence in Litigation and Other Dispute Resolution Processe
    Jen wrote a comment about my post, which built on Prof. Vincent Cardi’s new article, “Litigation as Violence,” describing some effects of “violence” even from non-physical acts. She wrote: We in ADR should not…
  • Feb 22

    Alfini on Judge Richard Enslen

    Alfini on Judge Richard Enslen
    FOI Jim Alfini (South Texas) sends this follow up to his announcement of Judge Enslen’s death on the list serv last week. This past week, we lost a pioneer in the modern ADR movement. Judge Richard Enslen passed away at the age of 83.…
Rank this Week: 612

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/
  • Feb 27

    Moore on Choosing Counsel

    Moore on Choosing Counsel
    Janet Moore (University of Cincinnati College of Law) has posted Democracy Enhancement and the Sixth Amendment Right to Choose on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A democracy deficit undermines the legitimacy of criminal justice systems. People…
  • Feb 27

    Wilt on Accountability in Federal Corporate Criminal Prosecution

    Wilt on Accountability in Federal Corporate Criminal Prosecution
    Michael Patrick Wilt (George Mason University School of Law) has posted Who Watches the Watchmen? Accountability in Federal Corporate Criminal Prosecutions (American Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Feb 26

    "Supreme Court review of cell-site cases?"

    "Supreme Court review of cell-site cases?"
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy, previewing oral argument from a case earlier this week: [T]he en banc Eleventh Circuit will hear oral argument in United States v. Davis, the case I blogged about here and hereon...
Rank this Week: 86

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Legal aftermath of Adrian Peterson decision

    Legal aftermath of Adrian Peterson decision
    In a new Sports Illustrated article, I write about the legal consequences to U.S. District Judge David Doty vacating an aberration award in favor of the NFL's suspension of Adrian Peterson and the NFL swiftly petitioning the U.S. Court of…
  • Feb 27

    Update on Aaron Hernandez trial for Murder

    Update on Aaron Hernandez trial for Murder
    It's been another busy week in the trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez for the murder of Odin Lloyd. I have legal analyses of each day of the trial for Sports Illustrated, including these recent pieces:Thursday Feb.…
  • Feb 25

    New Law Review Article: Pro Sports Teams and the FLSA

    New Law Review Article: Pro Sports Teams and the FLSA
    I recently posted a copy of my latest law review article, "Gaming the System: The Exemption of Professional Sports Teams from the Fair Labor Standards Act," to SSRN.  The paper - co-authored with employment law scholar Charlotte…
Rank this Week: 386

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Feb 27

    How might US Sentencing Commission's new Tribal Issues Advisory Group deal with marijuana law and policy?

    How might US Sentencing Commission's new Tribal Issues Advisory Group deal with marijuana law and policy?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this notable new US Sentencing Commission press release, which was released on a day I am participating in the first ever Tribal Marijuana Conference (some background here via…
  • Feb 27

    "A Second Chance: Education's Role in Reversing Mass Incarceration"

    "A Second Chance: Education's Role in Reversing Mass Incarceration"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new Atlantic commentary by Irwin Weathersby. Here is how it starts: The American Journal of Men’s Health published a study this month titled "I Want a Second Chance" that...
  • Feb 27

    AG nominee Loretta Lynch one step closer to confirmation

    AG nominee Loretta Lynch one step closer to confirmation
    As reported in this Politico piece, "Loretta Lynch cleared a key vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday in her bid to become the nation’s next attorney general, picking up support from three Republicans on the panel in…
Rank this Week: 119

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 10

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Feb 27

    Survey about business coures also streses the importance of legal writing

    Survey about business coures also streses the importance of legal writing
    A recent Journal of Legal Education article points again to the importance of legal writing courses. What Courses Should Law Students Take? Lessons from Harvard’s BigLaw Survey reports the results of a survey that focused primarily on…
  • Feb 26

    Plagiarism and students as consumer

    Plagiarism and students as consumer
    The latest issue of the Journal of Legal Education contains a provocative article about plagiarism. Law Student Plagiarism: Contemporary challenges and Responses, 64 J. Legal Educ. 416 (Feb. 2015). Professor Robin Hansen (pictured at right)…
  • Feb 26

    Scribes – The American Society of Legal Writer

    Scribes – The American Society of Legal Writer
    The National Board of Scribes – The American Society of Legal Writers – is holding its annual board meeting this weekend at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. Scribes publishes an amazing journal (past issues have...
Rank this Week: 198

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/
  • Feb 27

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum
    The Coral Gables Forum (previously known as the Ponce Business Association) will be running candidate debates for the upcoming Coral Gables Commission election. According to the calendar at their web page, this is the planned schedule: March…
  • Feb 22

    Warring Columba Bush Profile

    Warring Columba Bush Profile
    Amazing contrast between today’s NYT and today’s WaPo treatments of Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba. And surprisingly, it’s the NYT that does the puff piece, so puffy as to be a whitewash. And it’s the Post that does…
  • Feb 21

    Contested Race in Group IV

    Contested Race in Group IV
    Democracy is saved! Frank Quesada has drawn an opponent in Coral Gables Commission Group IV: Enrique Lopez, alternately described as a brilliant man and a “crony” of former Mayor Don Slesnick. Not that there seems any groundswell…
Rank this Week: 48

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Ho on Criminal Law in the Tang Dynasty

    Ho on Criminal Law in the Tang Dynasty
    Norman P. Ho, Peking University School of Transnational Law, has posted Understanding Traditional Chinese Law in Practice: The Implementation of Criminal Law in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), which is forthcoming in the UCLA Pacific Basin Law…
  • Feb 27

    Barbarous Terms, Ill Explained

    Barbarous Terms, Ill Explained
    Edmund Burke (credit)From Edmund Burke, who entered Middle Temple in 1749, via David Bromwich, Alan Ryan and the New York Review of Books, here is a challenge to all would-be authors of legal treatises:The study of our jurisprudence presented…
  • Feb 27

    Knapp on the Judicialization of Police

    Knapp on the Judicialization of Police
    Aaron T. Knapp, a doctoral candidate in Boston University’s Department of History, has posted The Judicialization of Police, which is forthcoming in Critical Analysis of Law 2 (2015).  Here is the abstract:    …
Rank this Week: 19

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

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

    Why Washington Power Players Are Flocking to Seminary School - NationalJournal.com

    Why Washington Power Players Are Flocking to Seminary School - NationalJournal.com
    To the casual Washington observer, the path from partisan politics to theology might not be obvious, but it has nonetheless quietly become well trod. This past spring, former Mitt Romney adviser and longtime political operative Eric…
  • Feb 27

    Driver who broke through Lake Minnetonka tells of 40 minutes of terror | Star Tribune

    Driver who broke through Lake Minnetonka tells of 40 minutes of terror | Star Tribune
    As the frigid water and ice chunks poured into the open window, the pickup truck plummeted to the bottom of Lake Minnetonka and Ryan Neslund felt the surge of panic and fear. “I was doomed,” said the 35-year-old paraplegic. via...
  • Feb 27

    Monster black hole born shortly after big bang | Science/AAAS | New

    Monster black hole born shortly after big bang | Science/AAAS | New
    All galaxies are thought to have supermassive black holes at their center. These start out small—with masses equivalent to between 100 and 100,000 suns—and build up over time by consuming the gas, dust, and stars around them or by…
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The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 268

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 27

    Family Justice 3.2: Empowering Families to Address the Sequelae of Separation

    Family Justice 3.2: Empowering Families to Address the Sequelae of Separation
    In this note, I propose a model of family justice that’s less of a model of family justice than it is a model of family-centred social services, and places primary responsibility for post-separation decision-making on the family itself.…
  • Feb 27

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Window Slowly

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Window Slowly
    Duncan probably had it right: “There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face.” It’s where we live — or where we are seen to live — and that’s the point of it, I suppose:…
  • Feb 27

    Purpose of a Law School?

    Purpose of a Law School?
    A profession is a vocation founded on specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply objective counsel and service to others (1). Today in North America a person can become a legal professional by graduating from an…
Rank this Week: 39

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Aftermath of the Columbia / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion

    Aftermath of the Columbia / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion
    Just back from the above panel, which was held under the Chatham House Rule, which provides that "participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other…
  • Feb 27

    Columbia Law School / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion

    Columbia Law School / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion
    Today, in just over an hour, I will be participating in a panel discussion regarding corporate inversions that is sponsored by Columbia Law School along with the law firm of Davis Polk.  My co-panelists will be Rosanne Altshuler, Richard…
  • Feb 25

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 5: paper by Linda Sugin

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 5: paper by Linda Sugin
    We had a week off from the colloquium last week, as the usual Tuesday was a "legislative Monday" at NYU Law School.  But yesterday we were back in business, discussing Linda Sugin's article, Invisible Taxpayers.The article discusses tax…
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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Feb 27

    Demeaning Comments Lead To Judge's Suspension Without Pay

    Demeaning Comments Lead To Judge's Suspension Without Pay
    A busy day in Kansas for gender-based misconduct. A district court judge was suspended without pay for 90 days by the Kansas Supreme Court based on these findings Respondent engaged in harassment as well as gender bias by making repeated...
  • Feb 27

    "Dirty Bitch" Comment To Prosecutor Draws Stayed suspension

    "Dirty Bitch" Comment To Prosecutor Draws Stayed suspension
    A stayed three-year suspension with probation has been imposed by the Kansas Supreme Court on an attorney appointed to defend a criminal case. The attorney was concerned that a witness had moved out of state and was not there for...
  • Feb 27

    Fall From Prominence

    Fall From Prominence
    The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended an attorney without possibility of reinstatement for at least six months. Verla Jean Bartley was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1961. She rose to prominence in the profession over the years and was...
Rank this Week: 154

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 27

    One War Begins, Another Ends?

    One War Begins, Another Ends?
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Yesterday, as members of Congress continued to debate the need for a new AUMF against ISIS, lawyers for Guantanamo detainee Al Warafi have filed a new habeas petition to the D.C. District Court, arguing…
  • Feb 24

    Elders Proposal for Strengthening UN

    Elders Proposal for Strengthening UN
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon If you haven’t seen it yet, the Elders Proposal for Strengthening the UN is a must read.  Chaired by Kofi Annan, The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace…
  • Feb 23

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 23, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 23, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa A young girl with explosives strapped to her killed five people and wounded dozens at a…
Rank this Week: 55

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 27

    Home Prices in New Urbanist Neighborhood

    Home Prices in New Urbanist Neighborhood
    In a new paper, geographer Hongwei Dong takes a look at whether home prices in New Urbanist neighborhoods were more resilient after the crash. Planetizen summarizes the findings: Among the measures analyzed by Dong, mixed land uses did not…
  • Feb 27

    Stein on Land Rights in China

    Stein on Land Rights in China
    Gregory Stein (Tennessee) has posted What Will China Do When Land Use Rights Begin to Expire? The Evolution Toward Rule of Law in Real Estate on SSRN. Here's the abstract: China’s recent economic success is largely based on the vitality...
  • Feb 27

    Alexander on Occupying the Constitutional Right to Housing

    Alexander on Occupying the Constitutional Right to Housing
    Lisa Alexander (Wisconsin) has posted Occupying the Constitutional Right to Housing on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The United States (U.S.) does not recognize a formal legal right to housing. Yet, the right to housing is alive in America.…
Rank this Week: 1897

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/
Rank this Week: 288

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/
  • Feb 27

    Georgia Becomes the 14th State to ‘Ban the Box’ on Job Application

    Georgia Becomes the 14th State to ‘Ban the Box’ on Job Application
    Earlier this week, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order that prohibits state agencies from requiring job applicants to disclose their criminal history in initial application forms. In doing so, Georgia joined 13 other states…
  • Feb 27

    A Look Inside the Local Government Wing of ALEC

    A Look Inside the Local Government Wing of ALEC
    Last summer, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) announced the launch of a spinoff organization aimed at local government. The American City County Exchange (ACCE) aims to "advance limited government and free market principles in…
  • Feb 26

    Codifying Hate

    Codifying Hate
    Codifying Hate Like many other law schools across the nation, here at Seattle U we are celebrating Diversity Week. The terrible irony is that this very week, I’ve seen a stunning display of new anti-diversity laws proposed across the…
Rank this Week: 2544

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Where have the federalists gone? Obamacare, King, and Federalism at the Court

    Where have the federalists gone? Obamacare, King, and Federalism at the Court
    The Obamacare case, King v. Burwell, which the Court will hear next week, has deep importance not only for health care but also for law.  I have previously detailed why the case is textualism's big test. Today, in…
  • Feb 25

    Judge Hanen's--and Michael McConnell's--mistakes about "affirmative action" in DAPA

    Judge Hanen's--and Michael McConnell's--mistakes about "affirmative action" in DAPA
    One week ago, Judge Andrew Hanen, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Brownsville), issued an opinion and order in which he preliminarily enjoined nationwide operation of the Department of Homeland…
  • Feb 23

    Still Standing in King v. Burwell

    Still Standing in King v. Burwell
    The Justices returned to work today without issuing an order for supplemental briefing on the questions raised in the media about the standing of the plaintiffs.  Why?  I can think of two reasons.1.  Standing in the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 135

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
  • Feb 27

    New Podcast: The Week in Health Law (TWIHL)

    New Podcast: The Week in Health Law (TWIHL)
    Nicolas Terry and I are starting a health law podcast, The Week in Health Law, and the first two episodes are posted here. We were honored to have Nicole Huberfeld on as our first guest. Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite…
  • Feb 26

    Net Neutrality

    Net Neutrality
    Today the FCC voted to classify the Internet as a public utility and enforce net neutrality.  Kudos to Tim Wu (disclosure–I’ve known Tim for a long time).  Rarely has an academic had such a significant impact on public…
  • Feb 26

    Barbara Babcock reviews new book on Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Barbara Babcock reviews new book on Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Over at SCOTUSblog, Standford Law Professor Emerita Barbara Babcock has a book review of Scott Dodson’s new The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cambridge University Press, 2015 (336 pp., cloth, $29.99), which he edited.…
Rank this Week: 32

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 4348

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The Lottery Terminal, Computer Crime and "Authorization"

    The Lottery Terminal, Computer Crime and "Authorization"
    After Caryn Aline Nascimento was “convicted of one count of aggravated first-degree theft and one count of computer crime”, she appealed.  State v. Nascimento, 2015 WL 465188 (Court of Appeals of Oregon2015).  On appeal,…
  • Feb 25

    The 4th Amendment, the Search Warrant, the Network Investigation Technique

    The 4th Amendment, the Search Warrant, the Network Investigation Technique
    After Gary Reibert was charged with “with the receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography (Count I) in violation of 18 U.S.Code § 2252A(a)(2) and (b)(1) and the accessing of a computer in interstate…
  • Feb 23

    Websense, Jottacloud and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    Websense, Jottacloud and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judge recently issued in a civil suit:  RLI Insurance Company v. Elisabeth Banks, 2015 WL 400540 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia2015).   The judge…
Rank this Week: 347

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/
  • Feb 27

    AALS Program to Honor Monroe Freedman

    AALS Program to Honor Monroe Freedman
    Monroe's Hofstra colleague, Susan Saab Fortney, passes along this news: Thanks to everyone for their reflections and words of condolence related to the passing of Monroe. As Roy Simon mentioned, from the day I arrived at Hofstra, Monroe was…
  • Feb 26

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman
    Professor Ellen Yaroshefsky sends along the terribly sad news that our dear colleague, friend, and co-blogger Monroe Freedman passed away this morning. From Ellen's email: It is with profound sadness that I let you know that Monroe Freedman…
  • Feb 26

    SCOTUS sides against dentists: "established ethical standards may blend with private anticompetitive motives"

    SCOTUS sides against dentists: "established ethical standards may blend with private anticompetitive motives"
    Discussion of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC over at Marginal Revolution. The Court sided with the FTC, which had deemed anti-competitive the Board's efforts to quash un-licensed teeth whiteners.
Rank this Week: 163

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Feb 27

    Rogers Executive Calls on Canadian Government to Shut Down VPN

    Rogers Executive Calls on Canadian Government to Shut Down VPN
    The Content Industry Connect conference, which was held in Toronto yesterday, featured a panel of leading television executives from Bell, the CBC, Corus, Rogers, and Shaw Media. Several people were live-tweeting the event when a comment from…
  • Feb 25

    Be Careful What You Wish For: Bell Launches Legal Challenge Against CRTC Net Neutrality Decision

    Be Careful What You Wish For: Bell Launches Legal Challenge Against CRTC Net Neutrality Decision
    In December 2010, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission passed the Open Internet Order, which featured relatively weak net neutrality rules. Despite their limited impact (the Order did not go as far as the Canadian Internet traffic…
  • Feb 24

    Why the Demise of the Sun News Network May Be a Preview of Things to Come

    Why the Demise of the Sun News Network May Be a Preview of Things to Come
    The abrupt end of the Sun News Network - its owners pulled the plug on the all-news channel without warning earlier this month - sparked considerable commentary with many lamenting the lost jobs, others examining the quality of the content,…
Rank this Week: 335

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Feb 27

    Interdistrict Integration to Expand in Connecticut

    Interdistrict Integration to Expand in Connecticut
    This week, the parties in Sheff v. O'Neill reached an agreement to expand the state's inter-district integration remedy. An additional one thousand seats will become available in Hartford's magnet school program, for which students from the…
  • Feb 26

    President Says He Will Veto Legislation That Undermines the Federal Role in Education

    President Says He Will Veto Legislation That Undermines the Federal Role in Education
    Earlier this year, I posted on the strong shift in approach to reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and how it was placing the federal role in education in jeopardy. Such a shift would have undone much of the work of…
  • Feb 25

    A New Form of Federal Accountability That Might Just Work

    A New Form of Federal Accountability That Might Just Work
    My Dynarksi's recent essay summarizes new studies on teacher mobility, particular the mobility of high quality teachers. A North Carolina study and federal pilot program demonstrate the capacity of public policy to incentivize some teachers…
Rank this Week: 2558

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/
  • Feb 27

    Unlike America, in South Korea, Adultery Is No Longer Illegal

    Unlike America, in South Korea, Adultery Is No Longer Illegal
    The South Korean Constitutional Court recently held that prohibitions against adultery were unconstitutional. From the NYT: South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down a 62-year-old law that made adultery an offense…
  • Feb 27

    The Case Against Conversion Therapy for LGBT Youth

    The Case Against Conversion Therapy for LGBT Youth
    A counter to the perspective expressed in the previous post, there's the HRC case against conversion therapy: Research shows that young people experience conversion therapy as a form of family rejection, and LGBT youth who experience family…
  • Feb 27

    Oklahoma Supports Conversion Therapy for LGBT Youth

    Oklahoma Supports Conversion Therapy for LGBT Youth
    From Oklahoma: OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill guaranteeing the right of parents to seek therapy for “same-sex attraction” for their minor children cleared the Oklahoma House of Representatives Committee on Children, Youth and Family Services on…
Rank this Week: 2548

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/
  • Feb 27

    Testing Tax Knowledge

    Testing Tax Knowledge
    According to a report on a recent NerdWallet survey, “[m]ost American adults get an ‘F’ in understanding income tax basics.” The survey posed 10 questions to 1,015 people. The average score was 51 percent.Readers of…
  • Feb 25

    So Who Should Pay for Roads?

    So Who Should Pay for Roads?
    According to a recent report, the decision by the Michigan legislature to come up with road repair funds by asking voters to approve an increase in the state sales tax has been criticized by Senator Gary Peters. Peters made the point that…
  • Feb 23

    Using the Tax Law to Administer Health Care: An Unwise Idea Again Proves Itself Unwise

    Using the Tax Law to Administer Health Care: An Unwise Idea Again Proves Itself Unwise
    Almost five years ago, in a series of posts including IRS Ought Not Be the Health Care Enforcement Administrator, Health Care: Enlarging the Code and Stressing the IRS. and More Challenges of IRS Health Care Oversight, I criticized the…
Rank this Week: 2005

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Feb 27

    The Most Important Sentence Ever Written

    The Most Important Sentence Ever Written
    What is the most important sentence to have ever been written in a legal instrument? “No free man shall be arrested or imprisoned or disseised or outlawed or exiled or in any way victimized, neither will we attack him or...
  • Feb 26

    12 Angry Men (and Women)

    12 Angry Men (and Women)
    There has recently been a fair amount of commentary in the news surrounding an upcoming 42 week jury trial [1]. The trial requires 12 members of the public to be present at the nearly year long trial, which would prevent...
  • Feb 25

    Interview with Melanin 9

    Interview with Melanin 9
    Please see the below video for our exclusive interview with Melanin 9! Not only does Melanin 9 produce great music, he is an advocate for human rights. In his album Magna Carta, Melanin 9 shares his passion for Hip-hop music...
Rank this Week: 961

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 27

    Inconvenient Truths on Merger Retrospective Studie

    Inconvenient Truths on Merger Retrospective Studie
    Gregory J. Werden, U.S. Department of Justice - Antitrust Division offers Inconvenient Truths on Merger Retrospective Studies. ABSTRACT: Inconvenient truths prevent merger retrospective studies from substantially altering our understanding of…
  • Feb 27

    Transactional Resolutions in German Competition Law & Merger Control

    Transactional Resolutions in German Competition Law & Merger Control
    Eckart Bueren, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law has written on Transactional Resolutions in German Competition Law & Merger Control. ABSTRACT: Are transactional resolutions of competition law and merger…
  • Feb 26

    Dynamic Spatial Competition Between Multi-Store Firm

    Dynamic Spatial Competition Between Multi-Store Firm
    Victor Aguirregabiria and Gustavo Vicentini explore Dynamic Spatial Competition Between Multi-Store Firms. ABSTRACT: We propose a dynamic model of an oligopoly industry characterized by spatial competition between multi-store retailers. Firms…
Rank this Week: 8

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/
  • Feb 27

    Reader poll #7 results: what is your primary occupation

    Reader poll #7 results: what is your primary occupation
    So with not quite 1800 votes, here are the results: What is your primary occupation? Tenure-track philosophy professor 21%379 Tenure-track professor in another field 6%101 Non-tenure-track philosophy teacher 9%168 Non-tenure-track teacher in…
  • Feb 26

    Haldane from St Andrews to Baylor

    Haldane from St Andrews to Baylor
    John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews and a leading "Analytical Thomist" working across metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion and medieval philosophy, has accepted a senior offer from…
  • Feb 26

    More on U Conn's Susan Schneider's work with NASA

    More on U Conn's Susan Schneider's work with NASA
    Here. (Thanks to Michael Swanson for the pointer.)
Rank this Week: 203