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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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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 2

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 23

    Mares on Corporate Responsibility & Positive Legal Obligation

    Mares on Corporate Responsibility & Positive Legal Obligation
    Radu Mares (Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law) has posted Defining the Limits of Corporate Responsibilities against the Concept of Legal Positive Obligations (George Washington International Law Review, Vol. 40)…
  • Feb 23

    Gasaway & Parrish on Constitutional Reassessment of Administrative Law

    Gasaway & Parrish on Constitutional Reassessment of Administrative Law
    Robert R. Gasaway and Ashley C. Parrish (Kirkland & Ellis LLP and King & Spalding LLP) have posted Administrative Law in Flux: An Opportunity for Constitutional Reassessment (George Mason Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Feb 23

    Fletcher on Statutory Divestiture of Tribal Sovereignty

    Fletcher on Statutory Divestiture of Tribal Sovereignty
    Matthew L. M. Fletcher (Michigan State University College of Law) has posted Statutory Divestiture of Tribal Sovereignty (Federal Lawyer, Vol. 64, (Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Supreme Court’s non-decision in Dollar…
Rank this Week: 15

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 55

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Feb 23

    Trump Moves to Block Transgender Right

    Trump Moves to Block Transgender Right
    The Trump administration has withdrawn the Obama administration's directive to the Education and Justice Departments and Department that protected rights of transgender individuals. Specifically, the directives had provided guidance that…
  • Feb 22

    Does the Success of the Women's March Mean that it's Time to Revive the ERA?

    Does the Success of the Women's March Mean that it's Time to Revive the ERA?
    Two North Carolina legislators have introduced a bill that would result in the state's belated ratification of the federal Equal Rights Amendment. It's an uphill battle, they acknowledge, but they are buoyed by the energy that brought…
  • Feb 21

    Lawyers United

    Lawyers United
    President Trump's executive orders on immigration have united strange bedfellows. The National Lawyers Guild sprung into immediate action, supporting lawyers representing those who were denied admission or re-admission to the US. They…
Rank this Week: 1569

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Rossi: A Case Ill Suited for Judgment: Constructing 'A Sovereign Access to the Sea' in the Atacama Desert

    Rossi: A Case Ill Suited for Judgment: Constructing 'A Sovereign Access to the Sea' in the Atacama Desert
    Christopher R. Rossi (Univ. of Iowa - Law) has posted A Case Ill Suited for Judgment: Constructing 'A Sovereign Access to the Sea' in the Atacama Desert (Univ. of Miami Inter-American Law Review, Vol. 48, p. 28, 2017). Here's the abstract:In…
  • Feb 23

    Cole, Fabbrini, & Schulhofer: Surveillance, Privacy and Trans-Atlantic Relation

    Cole, Fabbrini, & Schulhofer: Surveillance, Privacy and Trans-Atlantic Relation
    David Cole (Georgetown Univ. - Law), Federico Fabbrini (Dublin City Univ. - Law), & Stephen Schulhofer (New York Univ. - Law) have published Surveillance, Privacy and Trans-Atlantic Relations (Hart Publishing 2017). Here's the…
  • Feb 23

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law
    The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added two lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. They were given by Iulia Motoc on “The Influence of the European Court of Human Rights on Human…
Rank this Week: 135

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 23

    Article on the Future of the Estate Tax

    Article on the Future of the Estate Tax
    Jonathan G. Blattmachr & Martin M. Shenkman recently published an Article entitled, Planning in a Time of Uncertainty: Part II, Tr. & Est. 38 (Feb. 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The election of Donald J.…
  • Feb 23

    One of England's Most Evil Killers Is Fighting for His Right to Die

    One of England's Most Evil Killers Is Fighting for His Right to Die
    The Moors Murders have haunted England since the 1960s, but now, one of the killers is fighting for his right to die. Ian Brady is currently in poor health and fighting to be removed from a secure hospital back to...
  • Feb 23

    What Big Mistake Are You Making in Retirement?

    What Big Mistake Are You Making in Retirement?
    Upon entering retirement, most people are planning for living costs, but what they fail to create is a will or living trust. In a recent study, 58% of adults reported not having either type of crucial estate-planning element in place....
Rank this Week: 133

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 23

    "the Lord is my shepherd," Trump style...

    "the Lord is my shepherd," Trump style...
    ...from Garrison Keillor. (Thanks to Tom Carson for the pointer.) There is a serious point underlying these parodies: Trump is barely literate, he makes George W. Bush look like a world-class orator. Trump is a bad human being, who wants...
  • Feb 23

    How many full-time administrative assistants for a philosophy department?

    How many full-time administrative assistants for a philosophy department?
    A colleague elsewhere writes: "We’ve had two full-timer admins for 6 years. One was assigned centrally to the day-to-day operations of the graduate program. That admin left for a better paying job, and we were denied a request to…
  • Feb 23

    "Bias Response Teams" are a new thing at universitie

    "Bias Response Teams" are a new thing at universitie
    Here's a compilation of some reported incidents that should be alarming. One assumes that in most or all these cases there were no repercussions for the speech, but the idea that they would even be reported and scrutinized is bizarre.
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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 23

    Betsy DeVos Criticizes Professor

    Betsy DeVos Criticizes Professor
    From the Chronicle of Higher Education online: Betsy DeVos, the U.S. education secretary, said that university faculty members “ominously” tell college students what to think, according to her prepared remarks for a speech on Thursday at…
  • Feb 23

    Alternative Facts in Higher Education

    Alternative Facts in Higher Education
    From Academic Impressions, here are four “alternative facts”: ALTERNATIVE FACT #1 An institution's US News ranking is a good indicator of the educational quality of an institution. Prospective students and their families pay attention to…
  • Feb 23

    Loyola New Orleans Appoints New Dean

    Loyola New Orleans Appoints New Dean
    Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Madeleine M. Landrieu has been named the new dean of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law From the media release (excerpts): Landrieu, a 1987 alumna of the law school and an honorary...
Rank this Week: 1573

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 23

    Ethics Complaint Filed Against Kellyanne Conway

    Ethics Complaint Filed Against Kellyanne Conway
    The Washington Post reports that fifteen law professors have filed a complaint against Kellyanne Conway claiming that she engaged in conduct “involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.” The article links to the…
  • Feb 16

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard
    Deans of 20 California law schools say the California bar exam is too strict. They want to lower the score needed to pass the test. It is odd when the teachers complain the test is too hard. Such complaints should...
  • Feb 16

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case
    [cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] This article on The Daily Beast argues that Thomas may be recused because of some emails sent by his wife, but it is wrong. It seems that Virginia Thomas has written some emails to a...
Rank this Week: 187

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2184

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Feb 23

    Call for Papers: European Junior Faculty Forum

    Call for Papers: European Junior Faculty Forum
    The WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the European University Institute, and the London School for Economics and Political Science invite submissions for the Inaugural Annual European Junior Faculty Forum for Public Law and Jurisprudence, to…
  • Feb 23

    ACLU's David Cole on Constitutional Change

    ACLU's David Cole on Constitutional Change
    Check out Ben Wofford's interview at Politico with David Cole (Georgetown), the ACLU's recently appointed legal director. Cole talks about the ACLU agenda for the Trump presidency, and, drawing on his book, Engines of Liberty, and his essay…
  • Feb 22

    Federal Judge Enjoins California AB1687 Prohibiting Publication of Entertainers' Age

    Federal Judge Enjoins California AB1687 Prohibiting Publication of Entertainers' Age
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a brief Order in IMBD v. Becerra, federal district judge Vince Chhabria enjoined California AB 1687, added as §1798.83.5, stating that "it's difficult to…
Rank this Week: 288

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 16

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Feb 23

    Call for Papers: “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security”

    Call for Papers: “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security”
    Many conversations in the U.S. about situations of armed conflict – within civil society, academia, and the U.S. government – center on “national security law,” often drawing primarily from domestic law and military…
  • Feb 20

    Write On! Australian Feminist Law Journal

    Write On! Australian Feminist Law Journal
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes submissions for the Australian Feminist Law Journal, as follows: ► The Australian Feminist Law Journal seeks submissions for their special issue on…
  • Feb 20

    Work On! Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights: Defense Counsel Training Program

    Work On! Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights: Defense Counsel Training Program
    Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication: ►  The Siracus International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights will host its Defense…
Rank this Week: 24

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 23

    "Hedge Fund Activism as a Conflict of Entrepreneurship"

    "Hedge Fund Activism as a Conflict of Entrepreneurship"
    A new paper by Alessio Paces puts a new and potentially very helpful spin on hedge fund activism (I say potentially only because I'm still thinking through the implications): In my recent article, I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 23

    Revised version of "Interest Group Analysis of Delaware Law" now available

    Revised version of "Interest Group Analysis of Delaware Law" now available
    A substantially revised version of my paper, Interest Group Analysis of Delaware Law: The Corporate Opportunity Doctrine as Case Study (January 5, 2017). UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 23

    "Progressive" Corporate Law Redux?

    "Progressive" Corporate Law Redux?
    Christopher Bruner has posted a very interesting paper, Center-Left Politics and Corporate Governance: What Is the 'Progressive' Agenda? (February 15, 2017). Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
Rank this Week: 109

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 23

    Third Annual Civil Procedure Workshop (Reposted)

    Third Annual Civil Procedure Workshop (Reposted)
    The following is re-posted on behalf of Brooke Coleman (Seattle), David Marcus (Arizona), and Elizabeth Porter (Washington). We are excited to announce the third annual Civil Procedure Workshop, to be co-hosted by the University of Arizona…
  • Feb 23

    The Federal Circuit and "Patent Exceptionalism": Part II

    The Federal Circuit and "Patent Exceptionalism": Part II
    As discussed in Part I of this series, the Federal Circuit is often criticized for treating patent cases exceptionally, particularly with respect to procedural issues. The Federal Circuit’s approach to personal jurisdiction in patent…
  • Feb 22

    Burning your own cross on your own lawn?

    Burning your own cross on your own lawn?
    A couple in Stamford, CT had a racial slur spray-painted on their garage door. Convinced that the police are not doing enough to investigate the incident, they have refused to paint-over or cover the word. In response, the town is moving to…
Rank this Week: 318

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Originalism as Old and New, Part II

    Originalism as Old and New, Part II
    Four days ago, I posted in this space some reflections about a very good conference I’d just attended at the University of San Diego Law School’s Center for the Study of Originalism.  The core of my reflection concerned a…
  • Feb 23

    The Anti Head of State

    The Anti Head of State
    One fascinating aspect of the Trump Administration is that the President is functioning as the antithesis of a traditional head of state.  Think about a country where the head of state and head of government roles are divided (for…
  • Feb 22

    Will the United States survive the 2016 election (and 2017 Inauguration of Donald Trump)? Continuing

    Will the United States survive the 2016 election (and 2017 Inauguration of Donald Trump)? Continuing
    Tomorrow I shall teach Prigg v. Pennsylvania to my class.  For non-professors, it is what I think is the worst single decision in our 225 year history.  Justice Story not only upheld the constitutionality of the Fugitive Slave Law…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Feb 23

    [Ilya Somin] Why cities are increasingly reluctant to host the Olympic

    [Ilya Somin] Why cities are increasingly reluctant to host the Olympic
    Budapest, Hungary recently dropped its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. CNN reports that this is part of an increasing trend of cities refusing to bid for the Games because of the economic damage they inflict: Budapest has abandoned its…
  • Feb 23

    [Eugene Volokh] Blasphemy prosecution in Denmark for alleged Koran-burning

    [Eugene Volokh] Blasphemy prosecution in Denmark for alleged Koran-burning
    The Associated Press reports: A Danish prosecutor says a 42-year-old man in northern Denmark has been charged with blasphemy for allegedly burning the Quran and posting a video of it on Facebook. Jan Reckendorff says it was the first…
  • Feb 22

    [Orin Kerr] Judge rejects warrant provision allowing compelled thumbprints to unlock iPhone

    [Orin Kerr] Judge rejects warrant provision allowing compelled thumbprints to unlock iPhone
    A federal magistrate judge in Chicago has rejected a request by the government for a provision in a search warrant that would authorize agents to compel people present to unlock seized phones using biometric readers. I think the judge was…
Rank this Week: 10

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Feb 23

    Osofsky Presents Regulating By Example Today At Duke

    Osofsky Presents Regulating By Example Today At Duke
    Leigh Osofsky (Miami) presents Regulating by Example, 35 Yale J. on Reg. ___ (2017) (with Susan C. Morse (Texas)), at Duke today as part of its Tax Policy Workshop Series hosted by Lawrence Zelenak: Agency regulations are full of examples.…
  • Feb 23

    Mehrotra Presents Law, Politics And The Rise Of Progressive Taxation (1877-1929) Tonight At UNLV

    Mehrotra Presents Law, Politics And The Rise Of Progressive Taxation (1877-1929) Tonight At UNLV
    Ajay Mehrotra (American Bar Foundation & Northwestern) delivers the Philip Pro Lectures in Legal History at UNLV tonight on Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929 (Cambridge…
  • Feb 23

    IRS Audit Rate Of Individuals (0.7%), Businesses (0.5%) Falls To 10+ Year Lows Due To Budget Cut

    IRS Audit Rate Of Individuals (0.7%), Businesses (0.5%) Falls To 10+ Year Lows Due To Budget Cut
    Wall Street Journal, IRS Audits of Individuals Drop for Fifth Straight Year: U.S. tax audits of individuals declined for the fifth straight year in 2016 to reach the lowest level since 2003, showing the effects of budget cuts at the Internal…
Rank this Week: 9

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 23

    People v. Nicolas (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2017)

    People v. Nicolas (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2017)
    Don't text and drive.It's good counsel.  For a plethora of reasons.  For one, you don't want to kill (or even harm) anyone as a result of your distracted driving.  Which definitely exists.Here's another reason:  Even if…
  • Feb 22

    Vieira Enterprises v. McCoy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 22, 2017)

    Vieira Enterprises v. McCoy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 22, 2017)
    These sentences from today's opinion neatly encapsulate why Property was the least favorite of my first-year classes in law school:  (Though I like the way Justice Rushing puts them, as well as the snide asides about the quality of…
  • Feb 21

    People v. Camel (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 21, 2017)

    People v. Camel (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 21, 2017)
    It's a sign of bad things if you have a car parked on your front lawn.  Driveway:  Fine.  Carport or garage:  Perfect.  But front lawn:  No.  Not classy.It's even worse if this vehicle (1) has been on the…
Rank this Week: 374

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 23

    Drought conditions remain in just 17% of California « Hot Air

    Drought conditions remain in just 17% of California « Hot Air
    The state is still maintaining emergency water restrictions put in place by Governor Jerry Brown when the drought was severe. The State Water Resources Control Board has said it will not consider lifting those restrictions until May, when the…
  • Feb 23

    WaPo Adds ‘Clarification’ Noting That Ned Price is Clinton Donor

    WaPo Adds ‘Clarification’ Noting That Ned Price is Clinton Donor
    Price wrote in his Sunday column that he had decided to quit the CIA and that his decision "had nothing to do with politics." Not noted by the Washington Post at the time was that Price is both a registered...
  • Feb 23

    Six Questions Senators Should Ask Neil Gorsuch - The New Yorker

    Six Questions Senators Should Ask Neil Gorsuch - The New Yorker
    2. Like Justice Antonin Scalia, you’ve described yourself (and been described) as a textualist and an originalist. The text of the Constitution does not directly refer to a right to privacy. Do you believe that the Constitution includes…
Rank this Week: 544

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 23

    Kagu on Criminal Justice's Ailing Role

    Kagu on Criminal Justice's Ailing Role
    Abubakar Bukar Kagu (University of Sussex - School of Law, Politics and Sociology) have posted Criminal Justice's Ailing Role (Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, Vol. 4(2), p. 164-175, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
  • Feb 23

    Walters & Brown on Preventing Hate Crime

    Walters & Brown on Preventing Hate Crime
    Mark Walters and Rupert Brown (University of Sussex Law School and Independent) have posted Preventing Hate Crime on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This report provides a comprehensive review of interventions that are currently being used to…
  • Feb 23

    Steinhoff on Proportionality in Self-Defense

    Steinhoff on Proportionality in Self-Defense
    Uwe Steinhoff (The University of Hong Kong - Department of Politics and Public Administration) has posted Proportionality in Self-Defense (Journal of Ethics (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article considers the proportionality…
Rank this Week: 41

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 23

    Competition Infringements and Procurement Blacklisting

    Competition Infringements and Procurement Blacklisting
    Albert Sanchez-Graells, University of Bristol Law School has written Competition Infringements and Procurement Blacklisting. ABSTRACT: In this article I explore the rules for the blacklisting of competition infringers under relevant EU and UK…
  • Feb 23

    EU Competition Law Analysis of FRAND Dispute

    EU Competition Law Analysis of FRAND Dispute
    Nicolas Petit, U Liege offers a EU Competition Law Analysis of FRAND Disputes. ABSTRACT: This paper describes the degree of obligation created by a FRAND commitment on the holders of a Standard Essential Patent (“SEP”) from an EU…
  • Feb 23

    Call for papers: 12th International Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation (CRESSE) June 30th to July 2nd 2017

    Call for papers: 12th International Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation (CRESSE) June 30th to July 2nd 2017
    We invite submissions of papers to the 12th International Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation (CRESSE) that will take place in the island of Crete, near Heraklion city (GREECE), from June 30th to July…
Rank this Week: 85

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Feb 23

    No Deal, No Exchange of Money or Possession, No Ownership in Elvis Guitar

    No Deal, No Exchange of Money or Possession, No Ownership in Elvis Guitar
    The National Music Museum (“NMM”), located in South Dakota, brought suit against Larry Moss and Robert Johnson asking the court to declare it the legal owner of a Martin D-35 guitar formerly owned by Elvis Presley. Moss and Johnson,…
  • Feb 23

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (February 23, 2017)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (February 23, 2017)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days 25 Dec 2016 through 23 Feb 2017 Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 771 Risk and Anxiety: A Theory...
  • Feb 22

    KCON XII Schedule for Saturday, February 25 (Day Two)

    KCON XII Schedule for Saturday, February 25 (Day Two)
    (Post 2 of 2) The Twelfth International Conference on Contracts kicks off this Friday! This year's model of ContractProf Blog's favorite conference, better known as KCON, will be held at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, and yours truly…
Rank this Week: 2081

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 475

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 23

    Schwartz on "Enumerationism" in the American Constitutional Order

    Schwartz on "Enumerationism" in the American Constitutional Order
    David S. Schwartz, University of Wisconsin Law School, has posted A Question Perpetually Arising: Implied Powers, Capable Federalism, and the Limits of Enumerationism:The American constitutional order embodies a tension between two…
  • Feb 23

    Metzmeier on Emancipation by Will in Kentucky

    Metzmeier on Emancipation by Will in Kentucky
    Kurt X. Metzmeier, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, has posted Constructing Freedom: A Letter by George M. Bibb Concerning the Will of the Rev. Richard Bibb, Sr., which appears in Unbound: A Review of Legal History…
  • Feb 23

    Positions for Doctoral Students at Max Planck

    Positions for Doctoral Students at Max Planck
    [We have the following announcement.]Several positions are currently open for doctoral students at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt:Up to four doctoral students – Research Group: Transitions and…
Rank this Week: 479

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

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

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 414

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/
  • Feb 23

    Dimick on Other Avenues Unions Can Serve their Members (and Encourage Membership)

    Dimick on Other Avenues Unions Can Serve their Members (and Encourage Membership)
    Many thanks to Matthew Dimick for contributing this guest post: A few weeks ago, OnLabor.org featured a post I wrote about the Ghent system and progressive federalism. At the end of that post, I referred to “other avenues for Ghent-type...
  • Feb 22

    Getman: Let's Fix Linn

    Getman: Let's Fix Linn
    Jack Getman (Texas) wrote a guest post yesterday over at PrawfsBlawg on The Continuing Mischief of the Linn Case. I am re-posting it here with Jack's permission: In September of last year, a Texas jury, on the basis of erroneous...
  • Feb 21

    Uber and Harassment

    Uber and Harassment
    There have been numerous news stories over the last 48 hours regarding the sexual-harassment allegations against Uber. For example, articles can be found discussing the issue in the LA Times, on CNN, and in the USA Today just to name...
Rank this Week: 2091

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 23

    No Suit For Plaintiff Allegedly Tortured For Converting To Christianity

    No Suit For Plaintiff Allegedly Tortured For Converting To Christianity
    The dismissal of a lawsuit against a church was affirmed by the Oklahoma Supreme Court The story This appeal originates from a lawsuit filed by Plaintiff/Appellant John Doe (a pseudonym for Plaintiff) (hereinafter, "Appellant")…
  • Feb 23

    Disbarment For Theft Conviction

    Disbarment For Theft Conviction
    The Maryland Court of Appeals issued an opinion explaining its earlier-imposed order of disbarment of an attorney convicted of felony theft from a client. In early 2011, Dr. Tsai hired Respondent to assist him in his claim for disability…
  • Feb 23

    Decision Of "Limited Precedential Value" Has Some Resonance

    Decision Of "Limited Precedential Value" Has Some Resonance
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals reciprocally disbarred an attorney convicted of tax offenses and disbarred in New York. Mr. Lifshitz pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false personal tax return in violation of N.Y. Tax Law...
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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 23

    Book Talk (video): Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

    Book Talk (video): Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law
    Tracy A. Thomas, Book Talk: Elizabeth Cady Stanton & the Feminist Foundations of Family Law, University of Akron, Center for Constitutional Law (Feb. 9, 2017). In this presentation, I talk about Stanton's impact on family law, the…
  • Feb 23

    The Mistaken Reliance on Title IX to Deter and Punish Campus Sexual Assault

    The Mistaken Reliance on Title IX to Deter and Punish Campus Sexual Assault
    Corey Rayburn Yung, Is Relying on Title IX a Mistake?, 64 Kansas L.Rev. (2016) Abstract: This Article attempts to answer an essential question related to Title IX’s role in student sexual assault at universities: is it better to improve…
  • Feb 22

    Bringing Tort Law to the Campus Sexual Assault Debate

    Bringing Tort Law to the Campus Sexual Assault Debate
    Sarah Lynnda Swan, Between Title IX and the Criminal Law: Bringing Tort Law to the Campus Sexual Assault Debate, 64 Kansas L.Rev. (forthcoming) Abstract In the last few years, campus sexual assault has risen to prominence as a national…
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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 23

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The New York Times reports that the National Security Council may be reorganized yet again now that Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is serving as national security adviser. McMaster, who has made a point of building relations with NSC staff, is…
  • Feb 23

    US Options for Responding to ICC Scrutiny in Afghanistan

    US Options for Responding to ICC Scrutiny in Afghanistan
    For the first time, the International Criminal Court (ICC) is poised to open an investigation that explicitly includes alleged crimes by U.S. personnel, setting up a possible confrontation between the United States and the court.…
  • Feb 23

    The North Korean Missile Launch, the Assassination of Kim Jong-nam, and the U.S.-China Relationship

    The North Korean Missile Launch, the Assassination of Kim Jong-nam, and the U.S.-China Relationship
    Kim Jong-un has had a busy two weeks. On February 12th, North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the United States, prompting an unusually public flurry of…
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Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Feb 23

    Thanks Nada and Andrew

    Thanks Nada and Andrew
    Just wanted to thank our recent guest bloggers, Andrew Vierra and Nada Gligorov, for enriching this space!
  • Feb 14

    "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity"

    "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity" DEBORAH W. DENNO, Fordham University School of Law In 2001, Andrea Yates did the unthinkable: she drowned her five children one by one in a bathtub within the…
  • Feb 13

    "Concocting Criminal Intent"

    "Concocting Criminal Intent"
    Recently published on SSRN (and Georgetown Law Journal, Vol.105, pp. 323-78 (2017)): "Concocting Criminal Intent" DEBORAH W. DENNO, Fordham University School of Law My empirical study, which examines neuroscience evidence in 800 criminal…
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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
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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 23

    The Importance of Criminal Defense Attorneys Understanding Immigration Law

    The Importance of Criminal Defense Attorneys Understanding Immigration Law
    Guest blogger: Marshal Arnwine, University of San Francisco Law Student: Imagine that you are a zealous criminal defense attorney pursuing justice for all of your clients, but one day, you have a client whose citizenship status is unknown to…
  • Feb 23

    "Honor Killings" and the Muslim Ban

    "Honor Killings" and the Muslim Ban
    Leti Volpp on The Hill offers arguments that the January 27, 2017 Executive Order was anti-Muslim based on its two references to "honor killings." She explains: "Why is this significant? Honor killings, defined by…
  • Feb 23

    Resistance to the Fugitive Slave Act Gives Sanctuary Cities a Model for Resistance

    Resistance to the Fugitive Slave Act Gives Sanctuary Cities a Model for Resistance
    Christopher N. Lasch on the History News Network offers a historically-based defense of "sanctuary cities"" "Lawsuits over the executive order that barred entry from seven predominately Muslim nations dominated the news in…
Rank this Week: 2096

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    EU State Aid panel at IFA US branch annual meeting

    EU State Aid panel at IFA US branch annual meeting
    Today I was the lone American on the IFA panel I mentioned in my prior post, discussing the raft of ongoing, or perhaps soon to be ongoing, EU state aid cases before the European Commission (and ultimately the European Court of Justice).…
  • Feb 22

    Upcoming talk

    Upcoming talk
    I seem to be accumulating a hefty set of appearances for 2017. They include the following:1) Thursday, February 23 - The USA Branch of the International Fiscal Association is currently holding its annual meeting, in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel…
  • Feb 22

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 5: Jason Oh's "Are the Rich Responsible for Progressive Tax Rates?"

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 5: Jason Oh's "Are the Rich Responsible for Progressive Tax Rates?"
    Yesterday Jason Oh presented "Are the Rich Responsible for Progressive Tax Rates?" The current draft is written in the format for a law review paper. I personally am hoping that he rewrites it as, say, an NTJ paper. While I think a good law…
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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/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
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Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 189

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 23

    Insecurity About Security Certificate

    Insecurity About Security Certificate
    Today is the tenth anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s [SCC] decision in Charkaoui v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration).1 This decision centred on the Canadian government’s procedure on issuing security certificates. These…
  • Feb 22

    It's Dolly the Sheep's Anniversary!

    It's Dolly the Sheep's Anniversary!
    Today, February 22nd, marks the 20th anniversary since Dolly the Sheep was announced to the public. She was the first successfully cloned mammal and lived until the age of 6. Dolly was unique because she was cloned from an adult...
  • Feb 21

    This Should Never Be Necessary and Should Not Have Been Needed: Once Is Too Many

    This Should Never Be Necessary and Should Not Have Been Needed: Once Is Too Many
    yet it did, in my experience, regularly. To lawyers on either side of a case. Shrugging it off with a "trial judges are human and make mistakes" isn't a good answer. Equivalent conduct on a football (soccer) pitch would get...
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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 23

    Indiana GOP Sends 'Abortion Reversal' Bill Back to Committee

    Indiana GOP Sends 'Abortion Reversal' Bill Back to Committee
    From U.S. News: An Indiana House panel will take another look at a measure it narrowly approved last week concerning a scientifically disputed process known as abortion reversal, a rare legislative step that Democrats say reflects widespread…
  • Feb 22

    Teen Suicide Attempts Fell as Same-Sex Marriage Became Legal

    Teen Suicide Attempts Fell as Same-Sex Marriage Became Legal
    From USA Today: Fewer U.S. teens attempted suicide in states where same-sex marriage was legal in the years leading up to the 2015 Supreme Court ruling upholding gay marriage, according to a new study. Analyzing data from 1999 to 2015,...
  • Feb 22

    Call for Student Paper

    Call for Student Paper
    If/When/How, in collaboration with the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law School, is currently accepting submissions for the twelfth annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New…
Rank this Week: 2089

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 23

    Partisan Political Arguments in the Workplace

    Partisan Political Arguments in the Workplace
    The U.S. 2016 presidential election and post-election is causing much debate, criticism, and protest outside of America. Canadians have actively participated in public marches and protests in response to Trump’s comments and proposed…
  • Feb 23

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Crawford on Fake News in Canada

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Crawford on Fake News in Canada
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Feb 23

    #HackJustice

    #HackJustice
    In his February 3rd, 2017, Slaw article entitled “Build, Baby Build”, Colin Lachance describes his experience of having individuals share with and seek his advice on building some “app/service/tool that could very well make…
Rank this Week: 535

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Feb 23

    Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, die

    Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, die
    Washington Post (February 18, 2017): Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decisions legalizing abortion nationwide dies at 19, by Emily Langer: Last Saturday, Norma McCorvey who was plaintiff "Jane Roe" in the 1973 case Roe v.…
  • Feb 22

    Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texa

    Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texa
    New York Times (Feb. 21, 2017): Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texas, by Christopher Mele: On Tuesday, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction preventing Texas from defunding Planned Parenthood finding that the…
  • Feb 21

    Congress Seeks to Overturn Obama HHS Rule that Prohibits Discrimination Against Title X Provider

    Congress Seeks to Overturn Obama HHS Rule that Prohibits Discrimination Against Title X Provider
    Rewire (Feb. 16, 2017): GOP Begins Shredding Family Planning Safeguards, by Christine Grimaldi: Using the Congressional Review Act, Republican law makers are working to undo regulations adopted during the Obama administration. Last week the…
Rank this Week: 478

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Feb 23

    Gugliuzza & La Belle on the Patent Venue Statute

    Gugliuzza & La Belle on the Patent Venue Statute
    Paul Gugliuzza and Megan La Belle have posted on SSRN a draft of their article, The Patently Unexceptional Venue Statute, which will be published in the American University Law Review. Here’s the abstract: Legal doctrines developed by the…
  • Feb 22

    Academic Commentary on the Pending Class Action Bill

    Academic Commentary on the Pending Class Action Bill
    From the Mass Tort Litigation Blog comes this list of academic commentary on the so-called "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act," H.R. 985: John Coffee (Columbia) Howard Erichson (Fordham) Myriam Gilles (Cardozo) Elizabeth…
  • Feb 22

    Grossi on The Claim

    Grossi on The Claim
    Simona Grossi has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, The Claim. Here’s the abstract: I felt compelled to write this article when I realized that our law interpreters and reformers lack an understanding of the meaning and role...
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Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Feb 23

    Bruner on "Center-Left Politics and Corporate Governance: What Is the 'Progressive' Agenda?"

    Bruner on "Center-Left Politics and Corporate Governance: What Is the 'Progressive' Agenda?"
    Christopher Bruner has posted Center-Left Politics and Corporate Governance: What Is the 'Progressive' Agenda? on SSRN. You can download the paper here. Here is the abstract: For as long as corporations have existed, debates have persisted…
  • Feb 22

    Business Headline

    Business Headline
    Here is a rundown of recent business news headlines: The Yahoo/Verizon deal takes a $350M haircut to compensate for Yahoo data security breaches in 2013 and 2014. The Snapchat parent company, SNAP, scheduled blockbuster IPO ($20-23B) is…
  • Feb 21

    Finally -- Moot Court Meets Transactional Law

    Finally -- Moot Court Meets Transactional Law
    Later this week, I will be on the road to Los Angeles to take one of our teams to a LawMeet Transactional competition. The competition is described as follows: The National Transactional LawMeet is the premier “moot court” experience…
Rank this Week: 2083

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 1571

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 23

    John DiPippa Named Interim Dean Of Arkansas - Little Rock Law

    John DiPippa Named Interim Dean Of Arkansas - Little Rock Law
    Dean Emeritus John DiPippa of UA - Little Rock Law will take over as Interim Dean after Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz departs this summer. The law school will conduct a full search next year for a permanent replacement.
  • Feb 22

    University of Tennessee Conference -- Title IX: History, Legacy, and Controversy

    University of Tennessee Conference -- Title IX: History, Legacy, and Controversy
    The University of Tennessee's law school is hosting the conference, "Title IX: History, Legacy, and Controversy" on March 2 and 3, 2017 to address Title IX issues regarding athletics and education, campus sexual assault, procedural…
  • Feb 22

    Heather Gerken Named Dean Of Yale Law

    Heather Gerken Named Dean Of Yale Law
    Professor Heather Gerkin has been named the new Dean of Yale Law, effective this summer. Gerkin, who holds a JD from Michigan, joined the Yale Law faculty in 2006. She is the first woman to lead the law school.
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