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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: 1

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    I'm reasonably proud of my Inauguration Day blogging. There were times — I'm sure you knew...

    I'm reasonably proud of my Inauguration Day blogging. There were times — I'm sure you knew...
    ... when I bit off more than I could chew, but through it all, when there was doubt, I ate it up and spit it out, I faced it all, and I stood tall, and I am done for the night.
  • Jan 20

    I've still got the TV on....

    I've still got the TV on....
    I don't know. This entertainment. It's really bad. It's just not at the level to belong on this grandiose stage.ME (to Meade): "What were those piano guys called? The Piano Guys?"MEADE: "Yeah."ME: "Yeesh." (I can't believe I watched them at…
  • Jan 20

    About Donald Trump's incredibly short speech at the Congressional Luncheon.

    About Donald Trump's incredibly short speech at the Congressional Luncheon.
    It may seem that the most distinctive thing about it was how much of it was devoted to applauding Hillary Clinton. That took up about half of the speech, because the applause was long and the speech was so short.The most distinctive thing was…
Rank this Week: 31

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/
  • Jan 20

    Larkin on Pardons and Mistake of Law

    Larkin on Pardons and Mistake of Law
    Paul J. Larkin Jr. (The Heritage Foundation) has posted Mistakes and Justice — Using the Pardon Power to Remedy a Mistake of Law (Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: American criminal…
  • Jan 20

    Last week's criminal law/procedure cert grant

    Last week's criminal law/procedure cert grant
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which links to papers: Weaver v. Massachusetts: Whether a defendant asserting ineffective assistance that results in a structural error must, in addition to demonstrating deficient performance, show that…
  • Jan 20

    Bowman on Pryor on Presumptive Federal Sentencing Guideline

    Bowman on Pryor on Presumptive Federal Sentencing Guideline
    Frank O. Bowman III (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted First Principles and Practical Politics: Thoughts on Judge Pryor's Proposal to Revive Presumptive Federal Sentencing Guidelines (29 Federal Sentencing Reporter __ (2017),…
Rank this Week: 108

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 20

    Case Summary on Collecting Unpaid Estate Tax

    Case Summary on Collecting Unpaid Estate Tax
    Lewis J. Saret recently published a case summary entitled, Code Sec. 6324: Tax Court Allows IRS to Collect Estate’s Unpaid Estate Tax: Estate of Ruben A. Myers v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2017-11, Wealth Strategies Journal, January 11,…
  • Jan 20

    Estate Planning for the Affluent Clients Living Longer Live

    Estate Planning for the Affluent Clients Living Longer Live
    Advances in medical technology are allowing people to maximize longevity, which creates the possibility for more rewarding lives. Personal, family, and societal consequences, however, can ensue for those living past 100. These difficulties…
  • Jan 20

    Article on Gig Employees & Their Retirement Benefit

    Article on Gig Employees & Their Retirement Benefit
    Paul M. Secunda recently published an Article entitled, Uber Retirement, U. Chicago Legal Forum (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The rise of the gig economy with its part-time, itinerant, independent workers, in…
Rank this Week: 52

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Call for Papers: Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Environmental Sustainability (Reminder)

    Call for Papers: Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Environmental Sustainability (Reminder)
    The Interest Group on International Environmental Law of the European Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for an agora proposal for ESIL's 2017 Annual Conference in Naples (or alternatively for a workshop to take place…
  • Jan 20

    New Issue: Climate Law

    New Issue: Climate Law
    The latest issue of Climate Law (Vol. 7, no. 1, 2017) is out. Contents include:Jonathan Verschuuren, Towards a Regulatory Design for Reducing Emissions from Agriculture: Lessons from Australia’s Carbon Farming Initiative
  • Jan 20

    "Live from L": International Law and the South China Sea

    "Live from L": International Law and the South China Sea
    On February 22, 2017, the 7th Annual "Live from L" will be held at George Washington University Law School, featuring members of the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State. The topic is "International Law and the South China…
Rank this Week: 27

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 20

    Call For Proposals, Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting @rejburns @inthesetimesmag

    Call For Proposals, Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting @rejburns @inthesetimesmag
    From Rebecca Burns, In These Times Magazine: Call for proposals: Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting The Goodman Institute is currently seeking proposals for investigative stories that serve the public interest. The…
  • Jan 19

    Menell on the Oracle v. Google Litigation and Copyright Law

    Menell on the Oracle v. Google Litigation and Copyright Law
    Peter S. Menell, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, has published Rise of the API Copyright Dead?: An Updated Epitaph for Copyright Protection of Network and Functional Features of Computer Software. Here is the abstract.…
  • Jan 16

    A New Blog About Fashion and Law, From Two Canadian Law Student

    A New Blog About Fashion and Law, From Two Canadian Law Student
    Two Osgoode Hall law students, Saba Samarian and Alessia Monastero, have launched a fashion law blog, Unprecedentedly Chic. It's aimed at the non-lawyer who wants to understand legal issues that have an impact on fashion and related…
Rank this Week: 206

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 193

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jan 20

    Schleicher on the Economic Consequences of Residential Stability

    Schleicher on the Economic Consequences of Residential Stability
    David Schleicher (Yale) has just posted a new article, Stuck in Place: Law and the Economic Consequences of Residential Stability. Here is the abstract: America has become a nation of homebodies. Rates of inter-state mobility, by most…
  • Jan 5

    When you want to travel fashionably...

    When you want to travel fashionably...
    ...come visit me in Idaho. Vogue named Idaho one of the world's top 10 travel destinations of 2017. I look forward to welcoming the land use glitterati among you to our fabulous state this year! From the Vogue write-up... Photo:...
  • Jan 4

    ABA Sharing Economy Committee forming - seeking interested committee member

    ABA Sharing Economy Committee forming - seeking interested committee member
    I am delighted to be the chair of the newly-formed Sharing Economy Committee of the ABA State and Local Government Section. We will be sending more information about the committee very soon. In the meantime, please feel free to e-mail...
Rank this Week: 393

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 20

    'We didn't have anything to hide': Canadian heading to Women's March refused entry to U.S.

    'We didn't have anything to hide': Canadian heading to Women's March refused entry to U.S.
    Are Canadians being denied entry into the United States because they want to attend the Women's March? Could be. Read on. Hat tip to Timothy Dugdale. KJ Related articles Seven Canadian soldiers treated at military hospital in Iraq since…
  • Jan 20

    Emerging Immigration Law Teachers Conference (May 2017): Call for Works-in-Progress and Incubator

    Emerging Immigration Law Teachers Conference (May 2017): Call for Works-in-Progress and Incubator
    The Emerging Immigration Scholars’ Conference 2017 will take place from May 17-18, 2017 at Texas A&M School of Law. CALL FOR SCHOLARLY WORKS-IN-PROGRESS AND INCUBATOR IDEAS The Works in Progress (WIP) committee for the 2017 Emerging…
  • Jan 20

    North Dakota Legislators Introduce Anti-Refugee Bill

    North Dakota Legislators Introduce Anti-Refugee Bill
    On Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, nine Republican members of the North Dakota state legislature introduced H.R. 1427: "A BILL for an Act to provide for the determination of refugee absorptive capacity." I believe it is, as a…
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Jan 20

    Gilles & Lund on McClurg on a Second Amendment Right to Store Firearms Negligently

    Gilles & Lund on McClurg on a Second Amendment Right to Store Firearms Negligently
    Stephen G. Gilles and Nelson Lund (Quinnipiac University School of Law and George Mason University School of Law) has posted A Second Amendment Right to Be Negligent? (Florida Law Review Forum, V. 68, No. 1, pp. 79-88, 2016) on SSRN....
  • Jan 20

    Green on Loyal Demonominatorism

    Green on Loyal Demonominatorism
    Christopher R. Green (University of Mississippi - School of Law) has posted Loyal Denominatorism and the Fourteenth Amendment: Normative Defense and Implications on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article and a companion defend a revisionist…
  • Jan 20

    Hoffman on "A Fresh Look at Plausibility Pleading" by Hubbard

    Hoffman on "A Fresh Look at Plausibility Pleading" by Hubbard
    Lonny Hoffman (University of Houston Law Center) has posted Plausible Theory, Implausible Conclusions (83 University of Chicago Law Review Online 143 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay responds to Professor William H.J.…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Jan 20

    "Enharrisment: a Reply to John Harris about Moral Enhancement"

    "Enharrisment: a Reply to John Harris about Moral Enhancement"
    "Enharrisment: a Reply to John Harris about Moral Enhancement" by Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract In his reply to our response (both in this issue) to his book How...
  • Jan 19

    "Moral Blindness - The Gift of the God Machine"

    "Moral Blindness - The Gift of the God Machine"
    "Moral Blindness - The Gift of the God Machine" by John Harris has been published to the most recent in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract The continuing debate between Persson and Savulescu and myself over moral enhancement…
  • Jan 19

    Do you remember who you are? (Nada Gligorov)

    Do you remember who you are? (Nada Gligorov)
    Propranolol, an inexpensive and widely available beta blocker, is known to be effective in preventing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if administered soon after a traumatic experience. In a recent article, Elsey and Kindt (2016)…
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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
Rank this Week: 197

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jan 20

    Burn Your Bridge

    Burn Your Bridge
    Why wait? Get on the White House blacklist now by signing this petition to Immediately release Donald Trump’s full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance at We The People. Hurry–before they…
  • Jan 20

    Inauguration Day

    Inauguration Day
    Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation, is ……
  • Jan 19

    Performance Piece

    Performance Piece
    From the Miami Light Project: Join us this Friday at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse for a performative piece with Xavier Cortada that brings Americans together towards a common purpose to uphold our Constitution! Miami Light Project…
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Jan 20

    Six Exercises to Strengthen Your Writing Skill

    Six Exercises to Strengthen Your Writing Skill
    Here’s practical advice on how to “write lean.” From consultant Sue Kostal, at Attorney at Work: Timed writes. Give yourself 15 minutes to write on a particular topic, fiction or nonfiction. You will quickly find that knowing you have…
  • Jan 20

    Our Blog: Over 2.5 MILLION Page Hit

    Our Blog: Over 2.5 MILLION Page Hit
    Yesterday, I mistakenly wrote that our blog has had over one-quarter million page hits. Alas, math has never been my strength. We have garnered over 2.5 million page hits. Even more thanks to our readers for reading what we write....
  • Jan 19

    An opportunity to publish a "micro-essay" on the legal skills law schools aren't teaching but should

    An opportunity to publish a "micro-essay" on the legal skills law schools aren't teaching but should
    Here's your chance to get a publication credit while also reaching a large audience of professors, law librarians, practitioners, judges and others interested in legal skills pedagogy. Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing (with a…
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    The Stepson, “True Threats” and Aggravated Harassment

    The Stepson, “True Threats” and Aggravated Harassment
    This post examines a recent opinion issued by the Justice Court, Town of Webster, New York, Monroe County:  People v. Grammatico, 2017 WL 22441 (2017). The judge begins the opinion by explaining that[t]he defendant was charged with…
  • Jan 18

    The Apple iMac Computers, Receiving Stolen Property and Valuing Computer

    The Apple iMac Computers, Receiving Stolen Property and Valuing Computer
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Alaska, which may be the first post I have done on an opinion from this court.  Bell v. State, 2017 WL 127985 (2017). The Court of Appeals begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Jan 16

    The Lawyer, the Disciplinary Proceeding and the Hard Drive

    The Lawyer, the Disciplinary Proceeding and the Hard Drive
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of South Carolina: In the Matter of Timothy Eugene Moses, 785 S.E.2d 364 (Supreme Court of South Carolina 2016) (per curiam). The court begins by explaining that[t]his attorney…
Rank this Week: 238

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Religion and Trump's Inauguration

    Religion and Trump's Inauguration
    Deseret News today has a lengthy article titled The role religion played in Trump's inauguration. Reviewing the music, the invocations, the swearing-in, the prayer service at St. John's Episcopal Church this morning, and more, the…
  • Jan 20

    Homeowners Sue Over Opposition To Their Christmas Display

    Homeowners Sue Over Opposition To Their Christmas Display
    A lawsuit alleging violations of the federal Fair Housing Act and the Idaho Human Rights Act has been filed by a Hayden, Idaho couple who are in a battle with their neighbors and their homeowners association over an elaborate Christmas…
  • Jan 20

    West Virginia School District Sued Over Bible Lesson

    West Virginia School District Sued Over Bible Lesson
    As announced in a press release from Freedom From Religion Foundation, the organization has filed suit against the Mercer County, West Virginia schools challenging  the "Bible in the Schools" program which provides Bible study to…
Rank this Week: 37

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    "Dear President Trump: Here’s How to get Right on Crime, Part 3"

    "Dear President Trump: Here’s How to get Right on Crime, Part 3"
    As noted in this prior post, the Marshall Project this week has a timely three-part series in which leading conservatives working on and advocating for criminal justice reform are setting out the conservative case for reforms. The first…
  • Jan 20

    You be the judge: what federal sentence for "Dance Mom" star after her guilty plea to financial crimes?

    You be the judge: what federal sentence for "Dance Mom" star after her guilty plea to financial crimes?
    I am not ashamed to admit that some years ago the reality show "Dance Moms" was a regular watch in the Berman home. My dancing daughters found engaging how the young dancers in the show stood up to the pressures...
  • Jan 19

    "Dear President Trump: Here’s How to get Right on Crime, Part 2"

    "Dear President Trump: Here’s How to get Right on Crime, Part 2"
    As noted in this prior post, the Marshall Project this week has a timely three-part series in which leading conservatives working on and advocating for criminal justice reform are setting out the conservative case for reforms. The first…
Rank this Week: 92

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jan 20

    A New Era: The Rule of Law in the Trump Administration

    A New Era: The Rule of Law in the Trump Administration
    Well, here we are, January 20, 2017, and Donald J. Trump has been sworn in as this nation’s 45th president, though he achieved that position by losing the popular vote by the widest margin of any winning candidate in recent history (2.9…
  • Jan 17

    Dick Enberg Offers Insights into the Incredible Al McGuire

    Dick Enberg Offers Insights into the Incredible Al McGuire
    Here’s a detail about Al McGuire you likely don’t know: Among his many habits, he liked to lie on the floor. Often, when he was in a hotel room, he would sleep through the night on the hard tile floor of a bathroom. Here’s…
  • Jan 17

    The Law Professor Who Coached the Marquette Football Team

    The Law Professor Who Coached the Marquette Football Team
    The Marquette University Law School has long been associated with the world of sports.  Although the National Sports Law Institute has represented the connection in recent years, the school’s relationship to the sports industry…
Rank this Week: 1102

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 20

    Call for Contributions: Challenging Traditional Notions of Property in Land Use Planning, Journal of Law and Social Policy

    Call for Contributions: Challenging Traditional Notions of Property in Land Use Planning, Journal of Law and Social Policy
    (With thanks to Nick Blomley for sharing this) CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS Special Volume: Challenging Traditional Notions of Property in Land Use Planning, Journal of Law and Social Policy The Journal of Law and Social Policy (JLSP) seeks to…
  • Jan 19

    Maps of the day: the new winter

    Maps of the day: the new winter
    I just came back inside from helping dig my neighbor's car out of the snow pile in front of his house. The last two weeks have provided two snow days for the local school district--one because of too much snow,...
  • Jan 19

    Harvard Law School Postdoc Fellowship Opportunitie

    Harvard Law School Postdoc Fellowship Opportunitie
    From our friends at the Harvard Law School, check out these great opportunities for up-and-coming property law scholars: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law The Fellowship is a two-year, residential postdoctoral program specifically…
Rank this Week: 613

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/
  • Jan 20

    Alarming Developments at Charlotte Law

    Alarming Developments at Charlotte Law
    This post at The Faculty Lounge by David Frakt suggests utter chaos is underway at Charlotte School of Law, an Infilaw for-profit law school. Charlotte law had previously pushed back the start of the semester by one week and the...
  • Jan 20

    Legal Malpractice Case Involving Labor Arbitration

    Legal Malpractice Case Involving Labor Arbitration
    I do not usually comment on tort cases. However, I recently came across Westchester Hills Gold Club v. Panken, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 30045(U) (New York Co. Jan. 10, 2017), which many readers may find of interest. Download Westchester Hills...
  • Jan 6

    Adjunct Savings Are Often Not Reinvested In Faculty Development

    Adjunct Savings Are Often Not Reinvested In Faculty Development
    Unless you have been living under a bus, it is apparent that adjuncts are being used more and more by colleges as well as by law schools. Adjuncts get paid a fraction-a very small fraction of what the full-timers get,...
Rank this Week: 147

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 20

    Weekly Tax Highlight And Roundup

    Weekly Tax Highlight And Roundup
    This week, Joe Kristan (CPA & Shareholder, Roth & Company (Des Moines, Iowa); Editor, Tax Update Blog) describes how the Tax Court's treatment of a plastic surgeon's claim that his interest in a surgery center was a passive activity,…
  • Jan 20

    Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup

    Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup
    This week, David Gamage (Indiana) reviews a new article by Linda Sugin (Fordham), Invisible Taxpayers, 69 Tax L. Rev. 617 (2016). Linda Sugin’s new article engages with important problems related to the taxpayer standing doctrine. Sugin…
  • Jan 20

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    ABA Journal, Number of LSAT tests administered jumps nearly 8 percent; is optimism or scheduling the reason Hillary Burgess (Charlotte, Appalachian), Beyond Learning Objectives: Overview of The Taxonomy of Cognitive Legal Learning Objectives…
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • Jan 20

    Trump Administration Releases "Briefing Issues" on Foreign Policy and Security

    Trump Administration Releases "Briefing Issues" on Foreign Policy and Security
    Following the inauguration, WhiteHouse.gov updated with a series of "Briefing Issues" laying out priorities for the new administration. Three pledges in particular will be of interest to Lawfare readers: the "America First…
  • Jan 20

    National Security Excerpts from Trump's Inaugural Addre

    National Security Excerpts from Trump's Inaugural Addre
    This morning, Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States. Below are national security-related excerpts from his inaugural address, which primarily emphasized the "America First" theme that was the centerpiece of Trump's…
  • Jan 20

    Seven Trump Foreign Policy Assumption

    Seven Trump Foreign Policy Assumption
    A new day, a new president, a new set of challenges for the foreign policy establishment. It’s hard to be a member of the foreign policy establishment. President George W. Bush challenged many of the establishment’s basic premises…
Rank this Week: 113

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald J. Trump

    Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald J. Trump
    The Organization of American Historians has long has a lectureship program, with speakers contributing their fee to the OAH.  It has now launched a new initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald J. Trump:The 2016…
  • Jan 20

    IRBs and Oral History

    IRBs and Oral History
    We quote from an update from the Organization of American Historians:On January 19 the federal government issued its final rule governing Institutional Review Boards (IRB) which "explicitly removes" oral history and journalism from the…
  • Jan 19

    Scheiber, ed.: New Volume on the History of the California Supreme Court

    Scheiber, ed.: New Volume on the History of the California Supreme Court
    The California Supreme Court Historical Society has published Constitutional Governance and Judicial Power: The History of the California Supreme Court, edited by Harry N. Scheiber (University of California, Berkeley). A description from the…
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Jan 20

    Thoughts on the Star Trek Fan Film Copyright Lawsuit

    Thoughts on the Star Trek Fan Film Copyright Lawsuit
    A copyright lawsuit against Star Trek fan film creator Axanar Productions is going to trial this month. CBS and Paramount alleged infringement after Axanar raised over $1 million to produce a freely downloadable Star Trek movie and a…
  • Jan 20

    Signing Kate Grace

    Signing Kate Grace
    If you were at the SEALS Conference panel on crowdfunding last summer, you heard me talk a bit about women’s athletic apparel company Oiselle and the interesting running team part of their business. In addition to building a team of...
  • Jan 19

    The Importance of the Business Judgment Rule

    The Importance of the Business Judgment Rule
    Bernard Sharfman, a prolific author on corporate governance, has written his fourth article on the business judgment rule. The piece provides a thought-provoking look at a subject that all business law professors teach. He also received…
Rank this Week: 151

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    A tale of two inaugurals: on populism and democracy

    A tale of two inaugurals: on populism and democracy
    Donald Trump has been sworn in, and is now the President of the United States. His inauguration speech was notably and stridently populist.  While we have come to view populism as a newly-revived force of recent years, listening to Trump…
  • Jan 20

    On Adrian Vermeule's Law's Abnegation

    On Adrian Vermeule's Law's Abnegation
    For the Symposium on Adrian Vermeule, Law's Abnegation. This is an exceptional book that certainly deserves a wide readership within the community of academic lawyers and legal theorists.  I really don’t have very much to say about…
  • Jan 20

    Symposium on Adrian Vermeule, Law's Abnegation

    Symposium on Adrian Vermeule, Law's Abnegation
    This week at Balkinization we are featuring a symposium on Adrian Vermeule's new book, Law's Abnegation: From Law's Empire to the Administrative State (Harvard University Press 2016).  We'll have contributions from David Dyzenhaus…
Rank this Week: 135

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: 604

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 20

    Daily Read: Defamation Complaint Against the President

    Daily Read: Defamation Complaint Against the President
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law A few days before he was sworn in as President of the United States, the complaint in Zervos v. Trump was filed in New York state court alleging...
  • Jan 20

    Goitein on the Powers Obama Passes to Trump

    Goitein on the Powers Obama Passes to Trump
    Check out Elizabeth Goitein's (Brennan Center) piece at Fortune on the executive powers that President Obama leaves to President-Elect Trump. With the notable exception of torture, in restoring the rule of law, [President Obama] did not…
  • Jan 20

    Greenhouse on Peruta and Guns Outside the Home

    Greenhouse on Peruta and Guns Outside the Home
    Check out Linda Greenhouse's analysis at the NYT of Peruta v. California, the case testing whether the Second Amendment protects a right to carry a gun outside the home. We last posted on the case here, when the Ninth Circuit...
Rank this Week: 610

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/
  • Jan 20

    Academy Fight Song

    Academy Fight Song
    As your grades are coming in, you may be less than happy with how things are turning out. Use this to your advantage. In all honesty, the best thing that ever happened to me during my college career was getting...
  • Jan 19

    Dr. Martin Luther King, "The Letter from the Birmingham Jail," and IRAC?

    Dr. Martin Luther King, "The Letter from the Birmingham Jail," and IRAC?
    Continuing from Professor Goldie Pritchard's excellent post yesterday regarding "Student Motivation and MLK Celebration Day," on April 13, 1963, Dr. King penned one of the most famous letters of all time: "The Letter from the…
  • Jan 18

    Student Motivation and MLK Day Celebration

    Student Motivation and MLK Day Celebration
    At various points in a given semester, students find themselves unmotivated for a number of reasons. Some of those reasons include managing financial pressures, dealing with academic challenges, feeling lonely, suffering from stress, and…
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ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

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

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Jan 20

    What is Negotiation, Anyway?

    What is Negotiation, Anyway?
    I know, I know.  This sounds like another one of my dumb questions. Actually, it is surprisingly difficult.  Consider the following activities. Kids trading baseball cards, parents promising children ice cream if they finish eating…
  • Jan 19

    Andrea Kupfer Schneider Selected as the 2017 Recipient of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work

    Andrea Kupfer Schneider Selected as the 2017 Recipient of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work
    I am very proud of our co-blogger, Andrea Schneider, just selected to receive the 2017 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work. The announcement is here:…
  • Jan 13

    NLRB Class Action Waiver Case to be Heard by the Supreme Court

    NLRB Class Action Waiver Case to be Heard by the Supreme Court
    Hot off the presses: The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to consider whether the National Labor Relations Board is correct in its interpretation that arbitration agreements are illegal under federal labor law if they contain class action…
Rank this Week: 568

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/
  • Jan 20

    [Jonathan H. Adler] How President Trump will shape the federal court

    [Jonathan H. Adler] How President Trump will shape the federal court
    Donald Trump at an election night rally last year in New York. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press) Appointments to the federal bench are often one of a president’s most significant and most lasting legacies. President Obama appointed more…
  • Jan 20

    [Eugene Volokh] Bill to put one state’s Judicial Conduct Commission under military control

    [Eugene Volokh] Bill to put one state’s Judicial Conduct Commission under military control
    Like many states, North Dakota has a Judicial Conduct Commission that “has the power to investigate complaints against any judge in the state” and to recommend to the state Supreme Court that a judge be removed. (While a…
  • Jan 19

    [Ilya Somin] Obama’s constitutional legacy

    [Ilya Somin] Obama’s constitutional legacy
    President Barack Obama gives his farewell address. Last week, President Barack Obama gave his farewell address. Today is his last full day in office. Now is therefore an appropriate time to begin to assess his legacy, including his legacy for…
Rank this Week: 9

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
  • Jan 20

    Unintended Consequences and the Bill of Right

    Unintended Consequences and the Bill of Right
    As you know, I’m working on a book about the Bill of Rights.  The book is currently in publisher’s limbo, by which I mean that I’ve turned in the first draft and am waiting for the manuscript to be returned to me for…
  • Jan 19

    The Validity of Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment

    The Validity of Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment
    The other day I posted a hypothesis that the current apportionment of the House of Representatives does not comply with Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment. Before explaining that further, I must address the threshold question of whether…
  • Jan 18

    FAN 138 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book: “Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus”

    FAN 138 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book: “Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus”
    A call to arms for studnets and academics who want to turn the tide on campus censorship — Nadine Strossen  Seattle. He is the  deputy editor at Spiked, a British Internet magazine focusing on politics, culture and…
Rank this Week: 51

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 45

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 20

    Day One of the Apocalypse, . . . er, Resistance

    Day One of the Apocalypse, . . . er, Resistance
    We awoke this morning deluged with news of the inauguration, impossible to avoid and perhaps even harder to comprehend.  For many of us, a feeling of nausea mounting since November has given way this morning to full-blown morning…
  • Jan 20

    Read On! ‘Human Security and Human Rights under International Law: The Protections Offered to Persons Confronting Structural Vulnerability’

    Read On! ‘Human Security and Human Rights under International Law: The Protections Offered to Persons Confronting Structural Vulnerability’
    I am thrilled to post for the first time in IntLawGrrls and to share the publication of my book Human Security and Human Rights under International Law: The Protections Offered to Persons Confronting Structural Vulnerability (Hart…
  • Jan 20

    Introducing Dorothy Estrada-Tanck

    Introducing Dorothy Estrada-Tanck
    It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Dorothy Estrada-Tanck! Dorothy holds a PhD in Law and an LLM in Comparative, European and International Laws from the European University Institute in Florence,…
Rank this Week: 48

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Court upholds $10K sanction for lawyer's alleged 'maelstrom of misconduct' in his divorce

    Court upholds $10K sanction for lawyer's alleged 'maelstrom of misconduct' in his divorce
    From The ABA Journal: A New York appeals court has upheld a $10,000 sanction for a former Mintz Levin associate for bad faith conduct in handling his own divorce. The appeals court said the judge who sanctioned Anthony Zappin in...
  • Jan 19

    Thurgood Marshall Center is a gem of a resource

    Thurgood Marshall Center is a gem of a resource
    From The Washington Post: Thurgood Marshall made a career of tearing down racial barriers. In 1935, he won a case in Maryland’s Court of Appeals ending segregation at the University of Maryland’s law school, which had rejected Marshall…
  • Jan 18

    At DeVos' senate hearing, questions of choice, charters, 'other options'

    At DeVos' senate hearing, questions of choice, charters, 'other options'
    From NPR.org: The education philosophy of Betsy DeVos boils down to one word: choice. The billionaire has used her money to support the expansion of public charter schools and private school vouchers. For more than three hours on Tuesday,…
Rank this Week: 295

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
  • Jan 20

    Kind Reminder on the EAPO

    Kind Reminder on the EAPO
    My colleague Adriani Dori (MPI Luxembourg) kindly reminded me today: the EU Regulation 655/2014 is applicable from Wednesday 18. I thought it worth recalling here as well.
  • Jan 19

    Monograph on Intellectual Property Rights and Applicable Law, by Javier Maseda Rodríguez

    Monograph on Intellectual Property Rights and Applicable Law, by Javier Maseda Rodríguez
    It is my pleasure to give notice of a recently published monograph of my colleague Dr. Javier Maseda Rodríguez (Associate Professor of private international law at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), entitled La ley…
  • Jan 17

    “And as the fog gets clearer…“ – May on Brexit

    “And as the fog gets clearer…“ – May on Brexit
    In her long-awaited speech on what Brexit actually means for the future application of the acquis communautaire in the United Kingdom, British Prime Minister Theresa May, on 17 January, 2017, stressed that the objective of legal certainty is…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Jan 20

    I do solemnly swear

    I do solemnly swear
    Maybe this time the Chief, not wanting Trump to wield executive power, will intentionally screw-up the Oath.
  • Jan 20

    Empathizing With Student

    Empathizing With Student
    I spent some time last week in a twenty hour January mini-term experiment combining students and faculty from UMKC's School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine and School of Law. Our focus was on…
  • Jan 19

    More on Zervos v. Trump

    More on Zervos v. Trump
    Or, as it will be called on my Civ Pro exam, Pervos v. Drumpf (really, you cannot make this stuff up): Michael Dorf has a typically excellent analysis of the decision to sue in state rather than federal court He concludes that it was a…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Jan 20

    Bruhl on Article III Standing and the One Plaintiff Rule

    Bruhl on Article III Standing and the One Plaintiff Rule
    Aaron Bruhl has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, One Good Plaintiff is Not Enough. Here’s the abstract: This Article concerns an aspect of Article III standing that has figured in many of the highest-profile controversies of recent...
  • Jan 19

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Personal Jurisdiction: Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Personal Jurisdiction: Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s docket of civil procedure and federal courts cases continues to expand. Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, which will review a California Supreme Court…
  • Jan 19

    Schwartz on Qualified Immunity

    Schwartz on Qualified Immunity
    Joanna Schwartz has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, How Qualified Immunity Fails. Here’s the abstract: Qualified immunity is a judicially created doctrine that shields government officials from constitutional claims for money…
Rank this Week: 446

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/
  • Jan 20

    Book Talk on the Legal History of Feminist Reform of Family Law

    Book Talk on the Legal History of Feminist Reform of Family Law
    <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GenderAndTheLawBlog/~4/QWgr8Tkkqlo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
  • Jan 19

    A Genderless Olympic

    A Genderless Olympic
    Erin Buzuvis, Hormone Check: Critique of Olympic Rules on Sex and Gender, 31 Wis.J. Gender & Law 29 (2016) Abstract: Most sports, including all Olympic sports, are divided into two categories: men's and women's. This Article first…
  • Jan 19

    Providing Attorneys for Campus Sexual Assault Victim

    Providing Attorneys for Campus Sexual Assault Victim
    Kelly Ann Behre, Ensuring Choice and Voice for Campus Sexual Assault Victims: A Call for Victims' Attorneys Abstract: There is a national conversation about the role and responsibility of colleges in addressing campus sexual assault,…
Rank this Week: 2026

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/
  • Jan 20

    Goodbye Deirdre, Hello Allison!

    Goodbye Deirdre, Hello Allison!
    We are excited to introduce our newest member of the team, Allison Numerow. She will be attempting to replace the irreplaceable Deirdre Fleming as the fifth member of the Law and Social Media team. Allison is a second-year student here...
  • Jan 19

    Could Trump be Trump in Canada?

    Could Trump be Trump in Canada?
    Tomorrow, Donald J. Trump will be officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Here in Canada, two of the candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party have been described as “Canada’s Trump”: Kelly Leitch…
  • Jan 18

    What to Expect from The Dominion - Winter Term 2017

    What to Expect from The Dominion - Winter Term 2017
    Are you planning to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation? Will July 1st, 2017, be a regular Canada Day celebration for you? Or do you even celebrate Canada Day at all? Our first week back blogging introduces the new...
Rank this Week: 4785

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 20

    An Unsentimental Assessment of Obama's Presidency

    An Unsentimental Assessment of Obama's Presidency
    by Neil H. BuchananI voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries, but I was skeptical.  The rhetoric of hope and change seemed to lack underlying substance, and he appeared to be trying to engage in Clintonian triangulation even as he…
  • Jan 19

    Why Did Summer Zervos Sue Trump in State Court?

    Why Did Summer Zervos Sue Trump in State Court?
    by Michael DorfSummer Zervos, onetime contestant on The Apprentice, has sued Donald Trump for defamation based on statements that Trump made calling Zervos a liar after Zervos went public with allegations that Trump had groped her much in the…
  • Jan 18

    Religious Freedom and Hard Cases in the 4-4 Court

    Religious Freedom and Hard Cases in the 4-4 Court
    by Eric Segall   About a month before Justice Scalia passed away last February, the Supreme Court voted to hear an important case raising fundamental questions about the separation (or not) of church and state. The Missouri…
Rank this Week: 949

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: 902

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 20

    Introducing the Alberta Limited Legal Services Project

    Introducing the Alberta Limited Legal Services Project
    Much of the research and writing on access to justice issues in the last five years, including that of the Canadian Bar Association and Julie Macfarlane’s National Self-Represented Litigants Project, has discussed unbundling as a…
  • Jan 19

    Access to Justice Needs Access to Research

    Access to Justice Needs Access to Research
    In December, the UK Competition & Markets Authority released its Legal services market study focused on individual consumer and small business experience of purchasing legal services in England and Wales. Not surprisingly, this report…
  • Jan 18

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Jane Doe 464533 v N.D., 2017…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Jan 20

    Casting Spells to Chase Away Tax Problems?

    Casting Spells to Chase Away Tax Problems?
    A reader sent me a link, and asked, “Is this tax ignorance or tax craziness?” After looking through what was posted on the web site, my response is, “Neither. There’s some good advice, and there’s some advice…
  • Jan 18

    Oops! Even The Best Can Slip Into Tax Error

    Oops! Even The Best Can Slip Into Tax Error
    A reader sent me a web link, and asked, “Is this tax ignorance?” So I took a look at this Turbo Tax FAQ. The title of the FAQ is a question: “Is a parsonage or housing allowance deductible?” It’s unclear whether…
  • Jan 16

    Who Pays the Price for Trickle-Down Tax Policy Failures?

    Who Pays the Price for Trickle-Down Tax Policy Failures?
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I consider demand-side economics to be far superior to supply-side economics. As a recent facebook meme put it, put $100 in the hands of a poor person, and that person will spend it because that person needs…
Rank this Week: 1725

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jan 20

    Possibly the Two Most Important Parts of COSA's upcoming opinion in the Adnan Syed Case

    Possibly the Two Most Important Parts of COSA's upcoming opinion in the Adnan Syed Case
    As I noted on Wednesday, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland (COSA) will consider five or six issue in the Adnan Syed case: 1. Did Judge Welch abuse his discretion in hearing the cell tower claim; 2. Did Adnan...
  • Jan 19

    Watkins v. State and Jury Impeachment in Georgia

    Watkins v. State and Jury Impeachment in Georgia
    In yesterday's Undisclosed episode, we noted how the defense team filed an application for writ of habeas corpus in the Joey Watkins case. We also noted how, amazingly, the case that most strongly supports Joey's appeal is actually another…
  • Jan 18

    The Court of Special Appeals Grants the State & Adnan Leave to Appeal

    The Court of Special Appeals Grants the State &amp; Adnan Leave to Appeal
    Today, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued an order that mainly did two things: (1) granted the State leave to appeal the portion of Judge Martin Welch's order granting Adnan Syed a new trial based upon his cell...
Rank this Week: 998