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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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Legal 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/
  • Aug 31

    Texas Supreme Court: a Justice's advice

    Texas Supreme Court: a Justice's advice
    Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman spoke on leadership today at Texas Tech University School of Law. Relevant to our 1-L's, she talked about always setting a goal of excellence and making plans. Here are two helpful take-aways for our...
  • Aug 30

    You Didn't Submit a Paper -- You Submitted a Hostage Situation

    You Didn't Submit a Paper -- You Submitted a Hostage Situation
    A comment now making the rounds on Facebook . . . . Student I don’t understand why my grade was so low. How did I do on my paper? Teacher: Actually, you didn’t turn in a paper. You turned in...
  • Aug 26

    congratulations to Mark Wojcik!

    congratulations to Mark Wojcik!
    Blog co-editor Mark Wojcik was recently appointed to a three-year term on the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress. His appointment began in August 2015 at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in…
Rank this Week: 514

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    The Passwords, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Statute of Limitation

    The Passwords, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Statute of Limitation
    This post examines an opinion issued in a case in which a woman – Chantay Sewell -- sued “her former boyfriend, . . . Phil Bernardin,” alleging that he “had gained access to her e-mail and Facebook accounts without her…
  • Aug 28

    The Gentlemen's Club, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Summary Judgment

    The Gentlemen's Club, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Summary Judgment
    This post examines an opinion from a U.S. Magistrate Judgewho sits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California:  Luna v. Shac, LLC, 2015 WL 4941781 (2015).  He begins by explaining what the litigation involves…
  • Aug 26

    The Coach, the Locker Room Speeches and Wiretapping

    The Coach, the Locker Room Speeches and Wiretapping
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas – El Paso: Long v. State, 2015 WL 3984950 (2015).  The court begins its opinion by explaining that the issue in this case of first impression is whether the…
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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
Rank this Week: 587

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/
  • Aug 31

    Ninth Circuit Again Resurrects RESPA Class in Edwards v. First American

    Ninth Circuit Again Resurrects RESPA Class in Edwards v. First American
    Remember Edwards v. First American Corp., the putative class action under RESPA filed in 2007? The Supreme Court granted cert in 2011 on the issue (as slightly expanded on this blog at the time): “Does [a private purchaser of real...
  • Aug 24

    Conference: Magistrate Judges and the Transformation of the Federal Judiciary (Las Vegas, 9/25-9/26)

    Conference: Magistrate Judges and the Transformation of the Federal Judiciary (Las Vegas, 9/25-9/26)
    Here is the announcement: The UNLV School of Law and the Duke School of Law are hosting a conference Magistrate Judges and the Transformation of the Federal Judiciary on September 25-26 in Las Vegas, NV. This conference may be the...
  • Aug 21

    Study Suggests Lengthier Appellate Briefs More Successful

    Study Suggests Lengthier Appellate Briefs More Successful
    Appearing in the current issue of the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies is an article by Gregory C. Sisk and Michael Heise entitled "'Too Many Notes'? An Empirical Study of Advocacy in Federal Appeals." Abstract: The warp and woof…
Rank this Week: 768

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Creech v. Frauenheim (9th Cir. - Aug. 31, 2015)

    Creech v. Frauenheim (9th Cir. - Aug. 31, 2015)
    It's a state habeas case, with all the usual deference regalia.  Judge Paez agrees that the petition should be dismissed, and his opinion makes sense.  The guy clearly did stuff he shouldn't have done, and his…
  • Aug 31

    U.S. v. Katakis (9th Cir. - Aug. 31, 2015)

    U.S. v. Katakis (9th Cir. - Aug. 31, 2015)
    Feel free to hit the "delete" button on your incriminating Microsoft Exchange e-mails.  Even if you do so with the intent of keeping those e-mails from the Feds, the Ninth Circuit says that doesn't count as obstruction of justice.…
  • Aug 27

    People v. Romero & Self (Cal. Supreme Court - Aug. 26, 2015)

    People v. Romero & Self (Cal. Supreme Court - Aug. 26, 2015)
    Sometimes you read these death penalty cases and wonder what it was that led the jury to invoke the death penalty.Not here.Just read the first nine pages of the opinion, which recounts the various crimes that the defendants committed during…
Rank this Week: 174

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 31

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Aug 31

    Enforcement Discretion At The SEC

    Enforcement Discretion At The SEC
    I wrote a paper on the SEC's ALJs, which I think are plenty independent and not at all unconstitutional. They...
  • Aug 28

    Katz, et al. on Trading on SCOTUS Opinion

    Katz, et al. on Trading on SCOTUS Opinion
    Dan Katz (Michigan State), Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger (Michigan State), and Jim Chen (Michigan State) have posted a new...
  • Aug 28

    The Law And Finance Top Download List On SSRN

    The Law And Finance Top Download List On SSRN
    It's an interesting mix of law professors and business professors, empirical projects, and the opposite. And bitcoin! Ranked by most...
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 31

    Post-Mortem Moral Right

    Post-Mortem Moral Right
    Jani McCutcheon, University of Western Australian Faculty of Law, is publishing Death Rights: Legal Personal Representatives of Deceased Authors and the Posthumous Exercise of Moral Rights in the Intellectual Property Quarterly. Here is the…
  • Aug 31

    DIgital Media and Its Future

    DIgital Media and Its Future
    Mira Burri, University of Bern Law School & World Trade Institute, has published Public Service Broadcasting 3.0 in Publishing Service 3.0: Legal Design for the Digital Present (Routledge, 2015). Here is the abstract. The digital media…
  • Aug 28

    Canadian Government Suspends, Begins Investigation of Scientist Who Recorded Song Critical of Prime Minister

    Canadian Government Suspends, Begins Investigation of Scientist Who Recorded Song Critical of Prime Minister
    The Globe and Mail reports that an Environment Canada scientist has been suspended for composing and recording a song that critizes current Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Scientist and folk singer Tony Turner wrote…
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Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Aug 31

    Forward thinking for a “new season”

    Forward thinking for a “new season”
    During this time of the year when college football and the NFL are about to start anew, we as sports fans and consumers are inundated with numerous previews from websites and magazines (yes, some people still read things offline) about how…
  • Aug 27

    Flynn: “I’d Like to See Fifty More Prosecutors”

    Flynn: “I’d Like to See Fifty More Prosecutors”
    Don’t look only to the police to solve the problems of high poverty communities, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn told a capacity audience Thursday in the Appellate Courtroom at Eckstein Hall. Flynn pointed to the need for better…
  • Aug 26

    Milwaukesha

    Milwaukesha
    Funny how the words fit together so smoothly yet, when combined, seem grating to the ears of many who reside in the region.  The peculiar antipathy between Milwaukee County and Waukesha County may reflect the ways in which people have…
Rank this Week: 591

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Medical Advertising

    Medical Advertising
    (Cross posted on The Faculty Lounge) The MD Anderson Cancer Center, at the University of Texas, has been running television commercials in Chicago (and I presume elsewhere) for the past few months. MD Anderson is beyond question one of the...
  • Aug 27

    Judges Intervening on Behalf of Pro Se Litigant

    Judges Intervening on Behalf of Pro Se Litigant
    How much assistance may a judge provide a pro se plaintiff? Judge Jack Weinstein and Judge Richard Posner seem to favor the interventionist approach. Judge Weinstein was “required” to intervene on behalf of the pro se plaintiff in…
  • Aug 27

    Eighth Circuit overturns sanctions against lawyer for deposition objection

    Eighth Circuit overturns sanctions against lawyer for deposition objection
    Opinion here and below. (h/t: How Appealing) The trial court had reviewed depo transcripts well after they had been taken, formed the view that the attorney had been improperly obstructive, and issued a novel sanction (i.e., the attorney was…
Rank this Week: 209

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 31

    Theories of shareholder voting

    Theories of shareholder voting
    Paul Edelman and Randall Thomas have posted to SSRN a very interesting paper on The Theory and Practice of Corporate Voting at U.S. Public Companies (August 25, 2015), available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
  • Aug 29

    Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley) 2004

    Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley) 2004
    Having survived the first week of my 27th year in law teaching, I decided I deserved a treat Thursday night. So I picked up some filet mignon, baby Yukon Gold potatoes, and (I know it's cheating, so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 29

    Foxen Winery Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Santa Maria Valley) 2013

    Foxen Winery Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Santa Maria Valley) 2013
    It was too damned hot last night to cook, so I made a no-cook Panzanella salad (Tuscan Bread Salad With Garlic and Capers) from a Cook's Illustrated recipe. Foxen's 2013 Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
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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
  • Aug 31

    Denali Ain’t Just a River in Egypt

    Denali Ain’t Just a River in Egypt
    by Jay Marshall Wolman, CIPP/US I hate to admit it, but I first learned the term “Denali” when reading the Twilight series.  My wife and I had taken a vacation to the Pacific Northwest and visited the Olympic peninsula.…
  • Aug 21

    Ashley Madison and Standing

    Ashley Madison and Standing
    by Jay Marshall Wolman, CIPP/US Recently, this blog has published posts on a new Connecticut law and a 7th Circuit ruling on data breach, both of address the issue of standing in class action data breach suits.  Standing, in plain terms,…
  • Aug 12

    Knowing Employee Legal Right

    Knowing Employee Legal Right
    by Jay Marshall Wolman, CIPP/US Shameless self-promotion: Today, I had the privilege of presenting “Knowing Employee Legal Rights” to a Cornell Alumni Leadership Lunch and Learn along with Prof. David Sherwyn. Video is here:…
Rank this Week: 378

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

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    "Chrissie Hynde slammed for saying some rape victims 'have to take responsibility.'"

    "Chrissie Hynde slammed for saying some rape victims 'have to take responsibility.'"
    She was speaking from experience (she was raped by a biker gang when she was 21):"You can’t f- -k about with people, especially people who wear ‘I Heart Rape’ and ‘On Your Knees’ badges — those…
  • Aug 31

    Carson ties it up with Trump in Iowa.

    Carson ties it up with Trump in Iowa.
    A new Monmouth poll.When Iowa Republicans are asked who they would support in their local caucus, Ben Carson (23%) and Donald Trump (23%) tie for the top spot. The next tier of candidates includes Carly Fiorina (10%) and Ted Cruz (9%),…
  • Aug 31

    Slate's education columnist Rebecca Schuman flaunts a series of photographs of herself giving her infant the finger.

    Slate's education columnist Rebecca Schuman flaunts a series of photographs of herself giving her infant the finger.
    "Sometimes, it takes longer to put the little tyrant to sleep than she’ll deign to remain asleep. It is on those days that I celebrate her hard-won unconsciousness by taking a nice little selfie in which she’s conked out, and…
Rank this Week: 20

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Aug 31

    Recent FCC Order Helps Shopkick Defeat TCPA Claim

    Recent FCC Order Helps Shopkick Defeat TCPA Claim
    This is a TCPA lawsuit against Shopkick, a rewards-based app that lets shoppers accumulate and use in-store rewards. Plaintiff brought a putative class action, alleging that Shopkick caused invites to be sent to users’ contacts.…
  • Aug 28

    Gmail Terms of Service Apply to reCAPTCHA During Account Formation–Rojas-Lozano v. Google

    Gmail Terms of Service Apply to reCAPTCHA During Account Formation–Rojas-Lozano v. Google
    This lawsuit against Google alleges that Google unfairly benefits from deploying a CAPTCHA process when users sign up for free gmail accounts. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Google unnecessarily included a second image in the…
  • Aug 27

    Jawbone Plaintiff Can Invoke California Choice of Law Provision in Service Agreement

    Jawbone Plaintiff Can Invoke California Choice of Law Provision in Service Agreement
    This is a lawsuit against Jawbone, a fitness tracker app, alleging that Jawbone’s battery life was significantly shorter than promised, and that it failed to accurately track and measure movement, calorie expenditure, and sleep:…
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Aug 31

    Exclusive: Secretive fusion company claims reactor breakthrough | Science/AAAS | New

    Exclusive: Secretive fusion company claims reactor breakthrough | Science/AAAS | New
    “They’ve succeeded finally in achieving a lifetime limited only by the power available to the system,” says particle physicist Burton Richter of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, who sits on a board of advisers…
  • Aug 31

    Rats forsake chocolate to save a drowning companion | Science/AAAS | New

    Rats forsake chocolate to save a drowning companion | Science/AAAS | New
    We’ve all heard how rats will abandon a sinking ship. But will the rodents attempt to save their companions in the process? A new study shows that rats will, indeed, rescue their distressed pals from the drink—even when…
  • Aug 31

    Feature: Why big societies need big gods | Science/AAAS | New

    Feature: Why big societies need big gods | Science/AAAS | New
    To crack the mystery of why and how people around the world came to believe in moralizing gods, researchers are using a novel tool in religious studies: the scientific method. By combining laboratory experiments, cross-cultural fieldwork, and…
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The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Aug 31

    AALS CFP: New Voices In Legislation

    AALS CFP: New Voices In Legislation
    This just in: The AALS Section on Legislation & Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a “New Voices in Legislation” program during the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting in New York, NY. This works-in-progress...
  • Aug 30

    Some Heroes of the Sterilization Movement

    Some Heroes of the Sterilization Movement
    Elizabeth Troutman and I have a paper up at ssrn on the North Carolina eugenics movement. This was inspired by the North Carolina legislature's compensation program, but what we're really interested in (more than the contemporary movement for…
  • Aug 29

    #blacklivesmatter's property law agenda

    #blacklivesmatter's property law agenda
    We have a good idea of what the #blacklivesmatter agenda regarding criminal justice looks like. Though, as I speculated in a previous post, there's a lot to flesh out about what that agenda might look like in criminal law and...
Rank this Week: 83

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 31

    Donald Trump meet Wong Kim Ark, the Chinese American cook who is the father of ‘birthright citizenship’

    Donald Trump meet Wong Kim Ark, the Chinese American cook who is the father of ‘birthright citizenship’
    Wong Kim Ark For very interesting background about a cook named Wong Kim Ark, the "father of birthright citizenship," click here. His case United States v. Wong Kim Ark was "a `test case' brought by the United States…
  • Aug 31

    From the Bookshelves: Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat

    From the Bookshelves: Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat
    Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat Release date: September 1, 2015 A touching tale of parent-child separation and immigration, from a National Book Award finalist After Saya's mother is sent to an…
  • Aug 31

    10 wrong statements about immigration

    10 wrong statements about immigration
    PolitiFact has been busy verifying the presidential candidates' statements on immigration. It has fact-checked 10 misleading statements about immigration so far in the presidential race. The topics: Deporting criminals: Bush said, "The…
Rank this Week: 54

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 156

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 2816

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    A Symposium on Mendez v. Westminster

    A Symposium on Mendez v. Westminster
    We've noted the publication of Philippa Strum's book on Mendez v. Westminster and an exhibit on the litigation in the federal courthouse in San Diego.  Now the transcript of the introductory secession of a symposium on the case is up on…
  • Aug 31

    Ginsburg on Papal Printing Privileges as Proto-Property

    Ginsburg on Papal Printing Privileges as Proto-Property
    Who says alliteration is dead?  Jane C. Ginsburg, Columbia Law School has posted Proto-Property in Literary and Artistic Works: Sixteenth-Century Papal Printing Privileges, which is forthcoming in The History of Copyright Law: A Handbook…
  • Aug 30

    Writing Abortion History

    Writing Abortion History
    As I end my time on Legal History Blog, there is another issue worth discussing: the challenges of writing the history of an issue as divisive as abortion. Some of the obstacles I faced were practical. Most major archives contain very little…
Rank this Week: 59

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 31

    Larry King's Thought On Dying (And Everything Else As Well)

    Larry King's Thought On Dying (And Everything Else As Well)
    Larry King is a legend of television journalism and is recognized in Washington D.C. to Beijing and everywhere in between. Now that his iconic show is five years behind him and the end nears, he has begin to speak about...
  • Aug 31

    A Few Financial Matters To Keep In Mind When A Client Die

    A Few Financial Matters To Keep In Mind When A Client Die
    Death is always difficult to deal with and the burden grows stronger when it is a person with a strong personal connection. However, the planner must keep a clear head due to the responsibility that is placed on their shoulder...
  • Aug 31

    Article On The Mutual Wills Doctrine

    Article On The Mutual Wills Doctrine
    Ying Khai Liew (University College London - Faculty of Laws) recently published an article entitled, Explaining the Mutual Wills Doctrine, Current Issues in Succession Law (April 2016, Forthcoming). Provided below is an abstract of the…
Rank this Week: 49

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Aug 31

    Texas's In Camera Approach to Releasing CrimeStoppers Information to Defendant

    Texas's In Camera Approach to Releasing CrimeStoppers Information to Defendant
    In a comment to my post last Thursday, I noted how the State of Maryland could respond to requests about CrimeStoppers tips. Under this procedure, CrimeStoppers tip information would be given to the judge to review in camera. If the...
  • Aug 28

    Answering Two Questions About the Intersection of CrimeStoppers & Brady

    Answering Two Questions About the Intersection of CrimeStoppers & Brady
    Over the past week, I've been following up on Monday's episode of the Undisclosed Podcast and digging into the possible legal implications of the State's failure to disclose that a CrimeStoppers tipster received the full $3,075 reward for…
  • Aug 27

    The Discoverability & Admissibility of CrimeStoppers Information in Maryland

    The Discoverability & Admissibility of CrimeStoppers Information in Maryland
    The next big question in the Adnan Syed case is whether and when the State will disclose the identity of the CrimeStoppers tipster and the content of his or her tip. The one thing I am confident about is that...
Rank this Week: 535

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    New Issue: Legal Issues of Economic Integration

    New Issue: Legal Issues of Economic Integration
    The latest issue of Legal Issues of Economic Integration (Vol. 42, no. 3, 2015) is out. Contents include:From the Board, Forty Years of EU Consumer Protection: Where Does It Stand Now?Sahir Özdemir, A Comment on the Inconsistency between…
  • Aug 31

    Hameiri & Jones: Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation

    Hameiri & Jones: Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation
    Shahar Hameiri (Murdoch Univ.) & Lee Jones (Queen Mary Univ. of London) have published Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation (Cambridge Univ. Press 2015). Here's the…
  • Aug 31

    New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal

    New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal
    The latest issue of Global Trade and Customs Journal (Vol. 10, nos. 7/8, 2015) is out. Contents include:Practical Aspects of Sanctions and Embargoes: A Comparative ViewLorenzo Di Masi, Maurizio Gambardella, & Davide Rovetta, An Overview…
Rank this Week: 45

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Aug 31

    Stealing the Bill of Right

    Stealing the Bill of Right
    I wanted to share a story about the Bill of Rights that I had not heard  before, though perhaps some of you have. In 1789, each state was sent a copy of the 12 amendments proposed by Congress. The one sent to North Carolina, though, was…
  • Aug 28

    Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary Symposium

    Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary Symposium
    I’m honored to be giving the keynote address at the Museum of American Finance symposium on the 50th anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway under Warren Buffett on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Museum on Wall Street.…
  • Aug 28

    Making Contracts on Kickstarter

    Making Contracts on Kickstarter
    In 2013, Chapman Ducote, a professional race car driver, and his wife, Kristin Ducote, had an idea for a new book about the world of professional motor sports, to be called Naked Paddock. Rather than the traditional route through book…
Rank this Week: 57

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 214

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Aug 31

    Church Takes Leading Role in Children’s Health Care Initiative

    Church Takes Leading Role in Children’s Health Care Initiative
    As reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh has a history of facilitating public policy initiatives centered on improving children’s health. It all reportedly began in the midst of the 1980s…
  • Aug 25

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption
    In a recent opinion, AHS Hospital Corp. v. Town of Morristown, 2015 WL 3956132, the Tax Court of New Jersey revoked the property tax exemption of a non-profit hospital. In a lengthy and wide-ranging opinion, the court surveyed the history...
  • Aug 19

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT
    Professor Victor Fleischer from the University of San Diego has an opinion piece in today's New York Times advocating an 8% annual required payout for university endowments over $100 million. Such a payout is more than the 5% amount…
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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/
  • Aug 31

    Rotation

    Rotation
    Happy, September, everyone. Thanks to all of our August guests, who may be sticking around for a few final days. And please welcome our September guests--Garrick Pursley (FSU), Mark Drumbl (Washington & Lee), and Beth Thornburg (SMU).
  • Aug 28

    Do Drugs Cause Violence?

    Do Drugs Cause Violence?
    The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to reduce sentences for most federal drug offenders retroactively, potentially allowing 46,000 inmates to obtain slightly shorter sentences by the end of this year. Given that there are over 6 million…
  • Aug 27

    Get "PRACTICE READY." Get set. Go!

    Get "PRACTICE READY." Get set. Go!
    The ABA’s new standard 303(a)(3) instructs law schools to require graduating students satisfactorily complete “one or more experiential course(s) totaling at least six credit hours.” This standard (along with the subsequent standard…
Rank this Week: 53

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Aug 31

    How to Succeed in Law School, Part III: Tips and Strategie

    How to Succeed in Law School, Part III: Tips and Strategie
    This is the third and final installment of how to succeed in law school, advice from students. Below is advice compiled from my 1Ls from last year. Filter Your Listening But Don’t Be Afraid to Talk: Do not listen to...
  • Aug 26

    Job posting: Director of Academic Success Program at Hofstra

    Job posting: Director of Academic Success Program at Hofstra
    Maurice A. Deane School of Law Director of the Academic Success Program The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University invites applicants for the position of Director of the Academic Success Program. The Academic Success Program…
  • Aug 25

    Call for Proposals: LWI One-Day Legal Writing Conference

    Call for Proposals: LWI One-Day Legal Writing Conference
    Twelve law schools across the country are hosting LWI One-Day Legal Writing Conferences on one of the first two weekends in December. The Conferences are hosted by schools in every region of the country. They are great opportunities for…
Rank this Week: 1413

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/
  • Aug 31

    Andrew Vollmer on SEC Enforcement

    Andrew Vollmer on SEC Enforcement
    Andrew Vollmer, a law professor at the University of Virginia and a former SEC deputy general counsel, has written two excellent papers on SEC enforcement. The first, SEC Revanchism and the Expansion of Primary Liability under Section 17(a)…
  • Aug 30

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 30, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 30, 2015)
    Here are some metrics we believe are needed to raise a #SeriesA round from institutional venture investors. pic.twitter.com/JspPPFrZWz— EquityZen (@EquityZen) August 4, 2015 "LexShares lets accredited investors bet on ... corporate…
  • Aug 29

    But how will they sleep?

    But how will they sleep?
    Apparently, Paul Hastings is planning to bring lawyer cubicles to New York. First and second year associates won't get an office; instead, they'll get a cubicle. The firm pitches this as a move to enhance creativity; conveniently, it also…
Rank this Week: 230

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 31

    Child Marriage is as Popular as ever in Bangladesh

    Child Marriage is as Popular as ever in Bangladesh
    From The Washington Post: On her wedding day, 15-year- old Nasoin Akhter looked “melancholic,” according to photographer Allison Joyce, who documented the teenage girl’s wedding to her 32-year-old husband, Mohammad Hasamur Rahman, last…
  • Aug 30

    Mexico Adoption-For-Cash Scheme Took Babies From Mother

    Mexico Adoption-For-Cash Scheme Took Babies From Mother
    From CBS News: A child welfare official in northern Mexico took at least nine babies from poor or drug-addicted mothers and offered them to adoptive parents in exchange for payments ranging from $5,000 to $9,000, authorities said Friday. Raul…
  • Aug 29

    You Need To Tell Your Child's Teacher About Your Divorce

    You Need To Tell Your Child's Teacher About Your Divorce
    From LA Times: The school year is just beginning, but grades are already in on parent-teacher communication: needs improvement. There’s a crucial disconnect between parents and teachers, both vital players in a child's growth and…
Rank this Week: 261

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/
  • Aug 31

    Contract Drafting Sources that Promote Substance Over Style

    Contract Drafting Sources that Promote Substance Over Style
    Now that we are back in school, I wanted to draw attention to a couple of great new resources for those who are teaching contract drafting or those who would like to incorporate some contract drafting concepts or clauses into...
  • Aug 31

    Washington Post Exposes Scam that Takes Advantage of Recipients of Structured Settlement

    Washington Post Exposes Scam that Takes Advantage of Recipients of Structured Settlement
    The article is here. It speaks for itself. There are a million reasons why these contracts, which offer pennies on the dollar on the present value of the settlement, should not be enforced. Feel free to offer your legal theories...
  • Aug 31

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Matthew D. Cain, Antonio J. Macias & Steven Davidoff Solomon, Broken Promises: The Role of Reputation in Private Equity Contracting and Strategic Default. 40 J. Corp. L. 565 (2015) Phillip Lee, A Contract Theory of Academic Freedom, 59…
Rank this Week: 286

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: 1752

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 229

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/
  • Aug 31

    Transgender and Immutability

    Transgender and Immutability
    One of the informal prerequisites for the court to deem something a suspect class for purposes of equal protection is that the members of that class have an "immutable trait," something that they are born with and is not…
  • Aug 28

    "Should Parents Get to Decide a Child’s Gender?"

    "Should Parents Get to Decide a Child’s Gender?"
    From the Daily Beast: In his January State of the Union address, President Obama became the first president to utter the word “transgender” in a speech, confirming what many are calling America’s “transgender moment.” Not only is…
  • Aug 27

    A Critical Race Feminist Perspective on Prostitution & Sex Trafficking

    A Critical Race Feminist Perspective on Prostitution & Sex Trafficking
    Cheryl Nelson-Butler (SMU), A Critical Race Feminist Perspective on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking in America, 27 Yale L.J. (2015) Abstract: This Article is one of the first to apply critical race feminism (CRF) to explore prostitution and…
Rank this Week: 3535

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    The Tax and Benefits Conundrum

    The Tax and Benefits Conundrum
    The anti-tax crowd, along with those who are willing to tolerate minimal taxation but want to cut significantly government spending, must not be very happy with a photo and story making the rounds. I first saw the photo on facebook, where it…
  • Aug 28

    Traffic Ticket Fines Based on Income?

    Traffic Ticket Fines Based on Income?
    Over at debate.org, TheUnapologeticTruth asked, “Should traffic tickets be scaled to personal income like taxes?” No matter one’s conclusion, it is helpful that this sort of question is asked every now and then to see if…
  • Aug 26

    A Rudeness Tax?

    A Rudeness Tax?
    A reader alerted me to an unusual book, Tax the Rude, Not Me!. The examples provided in the preview tend to confirm the depiction of the book as humor. For example, they propose an “outer limits tax” on “infuriating…
Rank this Week: 1794

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 46

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Aug 31

    Legal Education Begins Anew

    Legal Education Begins Anew
    Every year since I began teaching, I’ve been nagged by a sense that I was doing some wrong things in the classroom, but for some right reasons.  That sense accelerated over the last five years, to the point that I’ve mostly…
  • Aug 25

    This One Goes to 11

    This One Goes to 11
    Just about 11 years ago, on August 30, 2004 to be precise, I launched this blog.  Blog authorship has expanded and shrunk since then; posting frequency has increased and decreased; the blog’s scope has expanded – and expanded…
  • Aug 4

    IP and Ignorance

    IP and Ignorance
    My views of the deficiencies and virtues of intellectual property scholarship pop up on this blog from time to time, usually just before or just after the annual IPSC – Intellectual Property Scholars Conference.  See posts from…
Rank this Week: 435

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Aug 31

    Tyler on the Role of History in the Federal Courts Canon

    Tyler on the Role of History in the Federal Courts Canon
    Amanda L. Tyler (University of California, Berkeley - School of Law) has posted Assessing the Role of History in the Federal Courts Canon: A Word of Caution (Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 5, 2015) on SSRN. Here is...
  • Aug 31

    Ratner on "On Complicity and Compromise" by Lepora and Goodin

    Ratner on "On Complicity and Compromise" by Lepora and Goodin
    Steven R. Ratner (University of Michigan Law School) has posted Complicity and Compromise in the Law of Nations (Criminal Law and Philosophy, Volume 10, 2016, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper considers the implications…
  • Aug 30

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Efficiency, Pareto, and Kaldor-Hick

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Efficiency, Pareto, and Kaldor-Hick
    Introduction Almost every law student get's some introduction to normative law and economics in their first year of law school. One of the basic ideas of normative law and economics is that the law should be "efficient." But what…
Rank this Week: 24

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 31

    The Most Liberal And Conservative Law School Graduate

    The Most Liberal And Conservative Law School Graduate
    Following up on Saturday's post, The Most Liberal And Conservative Lawyers By Practice Area; Law Professors Are The Most Liberal Among 61 Groups: the paper by Adam Bonica (Stanford), Adam S. Chilton (Chicago) & Maya Sen (Harvard), The…
  • Aug 31

    Indiana Tech Law School Enrolls 1L Class Of 15 Students, Down 50% From Last Year

    Indiana Tech Law School Enrolls 1L Class Of 15 Students, Down 50% From Last Year
    Indiana Lawyer, Indiana Tech Law School Restarts Accreditation Process, Welcomes Zoeller: The incoming Class of 2018 is comprised of 15 students who have a median LSAT score of 151 and a median GPA of 3.42. This is the smallest group yet to…
  • Aug 31

    The IRS Scandal, Day 844

    The IRS Scandal, Day 844
    National Review: How Obama Officials Dodge the Freedom of Information Act, by John Fund: During the Watergate era, delaying tactics by government officials were dubbed “stonewalling.” Obama-administration officials seem to have added an…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
Rank this Week: 75

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    US and Saudis Furnish Hajj Travel Information To American

    US and Saudis Furnish Hajj Travel Information To American
    The Hajj will take place this year approximately from Sept. 21 - 26. The U.S. State Department has posted a Hajj Fact Sheet on its website.  It reviews health, travel and safety considerations for U.S. citizens planning a trip to…
  • Aug 31

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Frederick Mark Gedicks, Public, Private, Religious? Religious Freedom Restoration Acts in the U.S. States, (Quaderni Costituzionali, No. 3 (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2015 Forthcoming).Alagi Yorro Jallow, Freedom of Expression and Human…
  • Aug 30

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Aziz v. Cruzen, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111862 (ND CA, Aug. 21, 2015), a California federal district court permitted inmates to move ahead with their complaint that correctional officers would not allow Muslim inmates to pray in…
Rank this Week: 30

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 31

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide…
  • Aug 31

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development & Justice

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development & Justice
    A few days ago, on 11 August, the co-facilitators of the process that had to produce the successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) sent a letter to the President of the UN General Assembly that their mission had been accomplished.…
  • Aug 30

    Welcome the Flipped Lawyer

    Welcome the Flipped Lawyer
    “Time and tide wait for no man” (Geoffrey Chaucer). Or for no lawyer [male or female].  Change is afoot in the legal profession, and lawyers are trying to figure out how to react to it. But the legal industry isn’t…
Rank this Week: 61

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 31

    Expanding Homeownership

    Expanding Homeownership
    Fannie Mae is rolling out a new program designed to help poor and minority borrowers qualify for mortgages: This week, the government-sponsored enterprise unveiled plans for a new loan product. HomeReady is specifically targeted toward…
  • Aug 31

    Ely on State Constitutional Law and the Protection of Economic Rights Before the Civil War

    Ely on State Constitutional Law and the Protection of Economic Rights Before the Civil War
    James Ely (Vanderbilt) has posted ‘The Sacredness of Private Property:’ State Constitutional Law and the Protection of Economic Rights Before the Civil War (NYU Journal of Law & Liberty) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This essay…
  • Aug 28

    As Japan's Population Falls, Abandoned Properties Proliferate

    As Japan's Population Falls, Abandoned Properties Proliferate
    The New York Times looks at the growing number of abandoned homes in the Tokyo suburbs: These ghost homes are the most visible sign of human retreat in a country where the population peaked a half-decade ago and is forecast...
Rank this Week: 157