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Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

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

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy
    [02/01/29 01:00 AM (edt)]  Classroom Exercises in Asylum AdvocacyCenter for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)Georgetown University 
  • May 16

    Gault @ 50

    Gault @ 50
    No description is available at this time.
  • May 3

    Cradle to Kindergarten

    Cradle to Kindergarten
    No description is available at this time.
Rank this Week: 399

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/
  • May 29

    Zietlow on James Ashley & the 13th Amendment

    Zietlow on James Ashley & the 13th Amendment
    Rebecca E. Zietlow (University of Toledo College of Law) has posted James Ashley, the Great Strategist of the Thirteenth Amendment (Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 15, No. 265, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Although…
  • May 29

    Robertson on Invisible Error by Juries & New Trial Motion

    Robertson on Invisible Error by Juries & New Trial Motion
    Cassandra Burke Robertson (Case Western Reserve University School of Law) has posted Invisible Error (50 Connecticut Law Review (Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When trial becomes a luxury, retrial can start to look downright…
  • May 29

    McCormack on the Citation of Philosophers by Canadian Court

    McCormack on the Citation of Philosophers by Canadian Court
    Nancy McCormack (Queen's University - Faculty of Law) has posted When Canadian Courts Cite the Major Philosophers: Who Cites Whom in Canadian Caselaw on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper discusses the results of a search of Canadian…
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • May 29

    Memorial Day.

    Memorial Day.
  • May 29

    "Trump is not an atheist, confident yet humble in the search for a God-free morality. He is not an agnostic..."

    "Trump is not an atheist, confident yet humble in the search for a God-free morality. He is not an agnostic..."
    "... genuinely doubtful as to the meaning of existence but always open to revelation should it arrive. He is not even a wayward Christian, as he sometimes claims to be, beset by doubt and failing to live up to ideals he nonetheless holds. The…
  • May 29

    Kittens.

    Kittens.
    "For the first time since 1973, panther kittens were spotted north of the Caloosahatchee River, which had formed the northern boundary of the panther’s habitat. In March, a pair of panther kittens tripped an automatic wildlife camera in…
Rank this Week: 21

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    The Warrant, the Network Investigative Technique and Child Pornograph

    The Warrant, the Network Investigative Technique and Child Pornograph
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas: U.S. v. Perdue, 2017 WL 661378 (2017). The judge begins the opinion by explaining that[t]he instant motions to suppress and dismiss the indictment…
  • May 26

    Child Pornography, the Laptop and Asset Forfeiture

    Child Pornography, the Laptop and Asset Forfeiture
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. DistrictCourt for the Western District of North Carolina: United States v. Chase, 2017 WL 1966747 (2017). The issue in the case is whether Chase should be required to forfeit his laptop…
  • May 24

    The Undocumented Aliens, the State Insurance Database and the Fourth Amendment

    The Undocumented Aliens, the State Insurance Database and the Fourth Amendment
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit: United States v. Broca-Martinez, 2017 WL 1521492 (2017).  As Wikipedia explains, this court is one of several U.S. Courts of Appeals which have…
Rank this Week: 275

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 29

    Ontiveros on Overruling Espinoza v. Farah Mfg.

    Ontiveros on Overruling Espinoza v. Farah Mfg.
    Decades ago, the Supreme Court read Title VII's ban on employment discrimination because of “national origin” not to cover employment discrimination because of citizenship or immigration status. Espinoza v. Farah Mfg. Co., 414 U.S. 86…
  • May 24

    COSELL XII

    COSELL XII
    Michael Green (A&M), who obviously has nothing else on his plate, sends us this word of the next COSELL Colloquium: The 12th Annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) will be held September 15 and 16, 2017...
  • May 24

    Call for Papers: Disability Rights Conference in Pretoria

    Call for Papers: Disability Rights Conference in Pretoria
    The call for papers for the annual Centre for Human Rights disability rights conference to be held 7-8 November 2017 at the University of Pretoria is now out on the Centres' website. The theme for the conference this year is...
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • May 29

    An open letter about L'Affaire Hypatia and a good bit more

    An open letter about L'Affaire Hypatia and a good bit more
    Julian Vigo, a writer and filmmaker and cultural theorist, asked me to share this open letter (which is soliciting signatories) about the Hypatia/Tuvel affair, but which raises many broader issues as well. I have mixed feelings about…
  • May 29

    Blast from the past: "On Academic Bad Manners"

    Blast from the past: "On Academic Bad Manners"
    Before the arrival of the politeness police and "be nice" crowd, one could laugh about things like this (not even ten years ago!).
  • May 29

    Jose Bermudez, philosopher...

    Jose Bermudez, philosopher...
    ...and cycling superman! Amazing.
Rank this Week: 210

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 29

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day
    by Michael DorfOn this Memorial Day, I remember and honor those who gave their lives in the service of our country. I'm taking the day off from blogging. If you're looking for something to read, I suggest this DoL "classic" from Memorial Day…
  • May 26

    Trump and the Republicans Continue Their Attacks on Education

    Trump and the Republicans Continue Their Attacks on Education
    by Neil H. BuchananThe release of the Trump Administration's proposed federal budget has been met with mockery and ridicule across the political spectrum.  All budgets are "dead on arrival," but Trump's budgets stands out for its…
  • May 25

    Should Democrats Kiss Trump’s Ring?

    Should Democrats Kiss Trump’s Ring?
    by Michael DorfThe scene of the lavish reception that greeted President Trump in Saudi Arabia was arresting to say the least. The Saudi royal family (literally) rolled out the red carpet, treating Muslim-bashing Trump as a hero. While the…
Rank this Week: 344

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/
  • May 29

    Galoob on Retributivism and Criminal Procedure

    Galoob on Retributivism and Criminal Procedure
    Stephen Galoob (University of Tulsa College of Law) has posted Retributivism and Criminal Procedure (New Criminal Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Retributivist theories of punishment are in tension with due process.…
  • May 28

    Lee on Reasonable Doubt and Morality

    Lee on Reasonable Doubt and Morality
    Youngjae Lee (Fordham University School of Law) has posted two pieces on SSRN. The first is Reasonable Doubt and Moral Elements (Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 105, No. 1, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The law...
  • May 28

    Stolzenberg et al. on Child Witnesse

    Stolzenberg et al. on Child Witnesse
    Stacia N. Stolzenberg, Kelly McWilliams and Thomas D. Lyon (Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, USC Gould School of Law and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law) have posted Ask…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • May 29

    Memorial Day Reflections: Choosing the Non-Profit Corporate Form for Organizations Helping the Families of Fallen Warrior

    Memorial Day Reflections: Choosing the Non-Profit Corporate Form for Organizations Helping the Families of Fallen Warrior
    Wikipedia tells us what most (if not all) of us already knew: "Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces." As I have often noted...
  • May 28

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (May 28, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (May 28, 2017)
    "LLC Punch List: Ten Things to Do After Forming Your Entity" https://t.co/yVb9NbSkyT #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 22, 2017 "SEC Files Charges in Trading Scheme Involving Confidential Government…
  • May 27

    Reality is just a shared illusion

    Reality is just a shared illusion
    I’m always looking for quirky evidence of market efficiency – or market inefficiency – to share with my students. For example, there’s the Cuba Beverage thing, and the Trump tweets thing. And now, there’s the fake news thing: As…
Rank this Week: 157

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 675

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 81

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    CFP: Emory Workshop on Law and Vulnerability

    CFP: Emory Workshop on Law and Vulnerability
    [We have the following announcement from our friends at Emory. Proposals are due July 21, 2017.]Call for Papers:A Workshop on Legal Transitions and the Vulnerable Subject: Fostering Resilience through Law's DynamismDec.8-9, 2017Emory…
  • May 28

    Sunday Book Review Roundup

    Sunday Book Review Roundup
    In time for the remainder of the long weekend is this week's round up of book reviews.The Times Literary Supplement carries a review of Alexandra Chasin's Assassin of Youth: A Kaleidoscopic History of Harry J. Anslinger’s War on…
  • May 26

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Via Notches: "Queering Immigration in the Age of Trump: A Roundtable on Boutilier v. INS," moderated by Marc Stein.We've previously noted the publication of Edward Balleisen's Fraud. Professor Balleisen has a related piece out this month…
Rank this Week: 47

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • May 29

    Caught in the Web: End of May (2017) Miscellany

    Caught in the Web: End of May (2017) Miscellany
    Elizabeth Catlett, “The Lesson,” ca. 1948 (crayon on paper) David Lazarus at the Los Angeles Times: “Die hard: Republican healthcare bill has no problem throwing you off a building” “What kind of politician would…
  • May 26

    State Secrets in the Office of the President

    State Secrets in the Office of the President
    They told me that if I voted for Hillary Clinton that state secrets would not be safe in the office of the President. And they were right. I voted for Hillary Clinton, and state secrets are not safe in the office of the President.
  • May 18

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration
    At Food Politics, Marion Nestle shares an interview with Tom Nassif, the CEO of the Western Growers. “Nassif represents this trade association for industrial agricultural producers in the West and Southwest. He discusses how immigration…
Rank this Week: 1132

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: 1189

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/
  • May 29

    Has Memorial Day become just a day off?

    Has Memorial Day become just a day off?
    Let's face it, we all appreciate a day off from work - especially because many of us are grading right now and have grades due this week. Swimming pools opened in most communities on this past weekend and backyard barbecues...
  • May 28

    Expressive Writing

    Expressive Writing
    Hat tip to Barbara McFarland, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Student Success Initiatives at Chase College of Law - Northern Kentucky University, for sharing a link to a New York Times article on this topic and supporting…
  • May 27

    Institute for Law Teaching and Learning's Summer Conference in July at UALR

    Institute for Law Teaching and Learning's Summer Conference in July at UALR
    The conference will focus on teaching cultural competency and other professional skills suggested by ABA Standard 302. The conference announcement, which includes the complete schedule of workshop topics and presenters, is inserted below .…
Rank this Week: 1986

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 29

    The Business Of Law Is NOT Changing As Much As Pundits Claim

    The Business Of Law Is NOT Changing As Much As Pundits Claim
    David Lat (Above the Law), 5 Ways In Which The Business Of Law Is NOT Changing Anytime Soon: Journalists have a bias in favor of change. Something’s not “news” unless it’s new. Pronouncements of “seismic shifts” and “sea…
  • May 29

    Memorial Day Tax Resources For U.S. Armed Forces (And Their Families, Employers)

    Memorial Day Tax Resources For U.S. Armed Forces (And Their Families, Employers)
    Continuing a TaxProf Blog Memorial Day tradition, I want to pass along links to the Tax Information for Members of the U.S. Armed Forces material maintained on the IRS web site: The tax laws provide some special benefits for active members of…
  • May 28

    Welcome To The Pepperdine Law School Class of 2020

    Welcome To The Pepperdine Law School Class of 2020
    Courtney and I are very much looking forward to getting to know the incoming Pepperdine Law School Class of 2020 at a series of summer dinners, beginning tonight.
Rank this Week: 26

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 29

    Christian Schools & Teen Pregnancy

    Christian Schools & Teen Pregnancy
    From the New York Times: Ms. Runkles’s story sheds light on a delicate issue: how Christian schools, which advocate abstinence until marriage, treat pregnant teenagers. “You have these two competing values,” said Brad Wilcox, a…
  • May 28

    Support for Gay Marriage at All Time High in U.S.

    Support for Gay Marriage at All Time High in U.S.
    From Gallup: WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sixty-four percent of U.S. adults say same-sex marriages should be recognized by the law as valid. Although not meaningfully different from the 61% last year, this is the highest percentage to date and…
  • May 27

    Facebook's Manual on Child Abuse

    Facebook's Manual on Child Abuse
    From The Guardian: At first, Facebook’s policies seem clear enough. Most start with a clear explanation of what it does and doesn’t tolerate. But often there are caveats. The Guardian has been told some moderators struggle to understand…
Rank this Week: 272

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/
  • May 29

    Is Tax and Spend Acceptable When It’s “Tax the Poor and Spend on the Wealthy”?

    Is Tax and Spend Acceptable When It’s “Tax the Poor and Spend on the Wealthy”?
    It is no secret that I object to the use of public funds to support private enterprises that are not in need of financial assistance. For some reason, some of the strongest opponents of “taking from the rich to pay the poor” seem…
  • May 26

    “Creative” Attempt to Boost Tax Revenue Fails Court Test

    “Creative” Attempt to Boost Tax Revenue Fails Court Test
    In Pennsylvania, state law prohibits localities and school districts from subjecting billboards, wind turbines, amusement park rides, and silos used to store animal feed to the real property tax. Why these structures and not, for example,…
  • May 24

    A New Tax, Proposed But Rejected . . . Until?

    A New Tax, Proposed But Rejected . . . Until?
    Last week, a reader asked me if I was aware of a tax proposal in Oregon. I was not. The tax, proposed in Oregon House Bill 2877 would have been imposed on motor vehicles 20 years old or older, at the rate of $1,000 every five years. Called an…
Rank this Week: 1398

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 29

    Treatment of Buyer Power in Competition Law: Case of Supermarket Retail Sector in Kenya

    Treatment of Buyer Power in Competition Law: Case of Supermarket Retail Sector in Kenya
    Victor B. Nzomo, University of Cape Town (UCT), Faculty of Law; Strathmore University Law School offers a Treatment of Buyer Power in Competition Law: Case of Supermarket Retail Sector in Kenya. ABSTRACT: This paper begins by examining the…
  • May 29

    Comparing the Competition Law Regimes of the United States and India

    Comparing the Competition Law Regimes of the United States and India
    Richard J. Pierce Jr., George Washington University Law School is Comparing the Competition Law Regimes of the United States and India. ABSTRACT: In this article, Professor Pierce compares the oldest system of competition law — the U.S.…
  • May 26

    Why the New Merger Control Thresholds in Germany?

    Why the New Merger Control Thresholds in Germany?
    Juliane Scholl asks Why the New Merger Control Thresholds in Germany? ABSTRACT: The Ninth Amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition is about to enter into force. Adapting the German competition law to the developments of…
Rank this Week: 19

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 29

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review
    Lawyers, here are two easy-to-use plugins for WordPress that publish your star rating and reviews from Avvo.com directly to your website. WiserBrand team activated it on my website FREE of charge. Please take a look! Avvo Reviews Avvo…
  • May 10

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage
    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes the recent conviction of Code Pink Protestor Desiree Fairooz after the media suggested she had been arrested merely for, “laughing at Jeff Sessions” during a Congressional…
  • Apr 27

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter
    See Dear Berekely: Even Ann Coulter deserves free speech. There has been a wave of violent outbursts against conservative speakers during the 2016 election season, including violent protestors at Berkeley driving Milo Yiannopolous off campus…
Rank this Week: 442

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: 34

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Congressional Commission Holds Hearings on Countering Religious Violence

    Congressional Commission Holds Hearings on Countering Religious Violence
    On May 24, the U.S. House of Representatives Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission held a hearing on Freedom of Belief: Countering Religious Violence.  A video of the hearing and transcripts of prepared remarks of members and witnesses…
  • May 29

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Samuel Moyn, Thomas Pink, John Finnis & Lorenzo Zucca, Christian Human Rights: A Debate, (King's Law Journal, Vol 28.1 (2017), p.1-50).Barry W. Bussey, Rights Inflation: Attempts to Redefine Marriage and the Freedom of Religion:…
  • May 28

    No Ramadan Divorces In Palestinian Territorie

    No Ramadan Divorces In Palestinian Territorie
    According to a report today from Al Jazeera, Mahmud Habash, the chief judge of Palestinian Islamic courts in the West Bank and Gaza, has ordered judges to grant no divorces during Ramadan.  Only religious courts have jurisdiction…
Rank this Week: 30

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 29

    No Longer Is It Possible to Be Both a Good Lawyer and a Good Bencher

    No Longer Is It Possible to Be Both a Good Lawyer and a Good Bencher
    The longstanding massive damage and misery being caused by the unaffordable legal services problem (the “accesses to justice” (A2J) problem) compels this conclusion: the problems of law societies are now such that they need an…
  • May 29

    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 more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to…
  • May 28

    Cross Examining the Artificial Intelligence

    Cross Examining the Artificial Intelligence
    As much as I’m an enthusiast for technology, including artificial intelligence, I find that my energies are far more productive discussing the limitations, challenges, and pitfalls of blinding embracing technology in law. It’s…
Rank this Week: 54

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 29

    US Citizen Detained by ICE: Guess her Ancestry?

    US Citizen Detained by ICE: Guess her Ancestry?
    The Trump administration has created a climate of fear in immigrant communities. I have also found that U.S. citizen Latinos fear leaving the country. One senior citizen, a Mexican-American born in the United States who has lived in the…
  • May 29

    A Sign of the Times: Kids Craft Comics To Explore Immigration Fear

    A Sign of the Times: Kids Craft Comics To Explore Immigration Fear
    NPR has a story that reveals just how all-encompassing the climate of fear in immigrant communities is in today's America. When Mexican-American artist Nora Litz first talked with her students about immigration — she was shocked to hear how…
  • May 29

    Happy Memorial Day!

    Happy Memorial Day!
    Happy Memorial Day! This day gives us the opportunity to remember and honor the men and women who died in service to the United States. This Memorial Day, USCIS pays tribute to the military personnel, both native- and foreign-born, who...
Rank this Week: 43

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • May 28

    Memorial Day 2017

    Memorial Day 2017
    This is my family's first Memorial Day without our family's patriarch. Dad had a long life -- one month shy of 92 years -- of public service that began with his years in the Navy. Thinking of all those family...
  • May 25

    Talking Elder Abuse Toolkit

    Talking Elder Abuse Toolkit
    With World Elder Abuse Awareness Day next month, I was particularly interested in the Frameworks Institute Toolkit on talking elder abuse. Talking Elder Abuse is divided into 6 parts: introduction, big picture, anticipating public thinking,…
  • May 24

    PREPARE For Your Care

    PREPARE For Your Care
    I was catching up on some reading last week when I ran into some information about the PREPARE project. PREPARE for your care provides folks with "a range of tools to help people discuss their wishes for medical care with...
Rank this Week: 476

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Lines: Drug Control and Human Rights in International Law

    Lines: Drug Control and Human Rights in International Law
    Richard Lines (Univ. of Essex - Human Rights Centre) has published Drug Control and Human Rights in International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). Here's the abstract: Human rights violations occurring as a consequence of drug control and…
  • May 26

    Workshop: Asian Society of International Law Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Court

    Workshop: Asian Society of International Law Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Court
    On August 24, 2017, the Asian Society of International Law's Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts will hold its first workshop on the ways Asian courts invoke, interpret, and apply international law. The workshop will take…
  • May 26

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour
    Volume 382 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:Volume 382Daniel P. Cooper & Christopher Kuner, Data Protection Law and International Dispute Resolution Bing Bing…
Rank this Week: 46

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

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

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 641

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • May 28

    "No Indeterminate Sentencing Without Parole"

    "No Indeterminate Sentencing Without Parole"
    The title of this post is the title of this new paper available via SSRN authored by Kevin Morrow and Katherine Puzauskas. Here is the abstract: This article looks critically at Arizona’s indeterminate sentencing system that survived after…
  • May 28

    DC sniper Lee Malvo to get resentencing thanks to Miller Eighth Amendment rule

    DC sniper Lee Malvo to get resentencing thanks to Miller Eighth Amendment rule
    As reported in this AP piece, a "federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings." Here is why:…
  • May 27

    "What will happen to Pennsylvania's death penalty?"

    "What will happen to Pennsylvania's death penalty?"
    The title of this post is the headline of this lengthy local article. Here are excerpts: Five times a year, Pennsylvania corrections officials meet inside a white block masonry field house on the grounds of the prison near Penn State,...
Rank this Week: 88

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 28

    Surviving a career in higher education

    Surviving a career in higher education
    This seems like sensible advice: There are several lessons that American professors can draw from [recent] events: 1) Never object to a diversity policy publicly. It is no longer permitted. You may... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 22

    Justice Alito on the growing threat to religious liberty

    Justice Alito on the growing threat to religious liberty
    From the WSJ: Reports KYW Newsradio: Alito, a South Jersey native, spoke candidly about what he perceives as persistent attacks on free-speech rights and religious liberty. A Roman Catholic himself,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 18

    Is "Corporate Governance" a branch of "Moral Psychology"?

    Is "Corporate Governance" a branch of "Moral Psychology"?
    Alan Palmiter has a wonderful new paper out, which I liked immensely. Corporate Governance as Moral Psychology (May 6, 2017). Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • May 28

    Memorial Day: Elliott Richardson Remember

    Memorial Day: Elliott Richardson Remember
    Legal legend and political leader Elliott Richardson participated in the D-Day invasion. From the D.C. Bar Archives, here is a brief interview that he gave about that ordeal. Here is an excerpt: Those were the most intense experiences of…
  • May 28

    Every Major Statement Trump and Betsy DeVos Have Made on Higher Education

    Every Major Statement Trump and Betsy DeVos Have Made on Higher Education
    Every Major Statement Trump and Betsy DeVos Have Made on Higher Education From the Chronicle of Higher Education, through March 3, 2017. Here. (ljs)
  • May 27

    Student Loans Just Got More Expensive

    Student Loans Just Got More Expensive
    From Trust Advisor: The U.S. government is raising prices for new student debt, adding hundreds of dollars to the cost of the typical federal college loan. Beginning in July, interest rates on new government loans are set to rise by...
Rank this Week: 747

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/
  • May 28

    Response to Garnett, Sachs, and Green on Originalism's Intellectual History

    Response to Garnett, Sachs, and Green on Originalism's Intellectual History
    Richard Garnett and Stephen Sachs, even if only by Twitter, and a blog post by Chris Green at The Originalism Blog, responded to my post about the intellectual history of originalism (here, here, and here). A grad student could not...
  • May 28

    New Review of "The 'Colored Hero' of Harper's Ferry" in the Journal of the Early Republic

    New Review of "The 'Colored Hero' of Harper's Ferry" in the Journal of the Early Republic
    Here are the first and last paragraphs (citations omitted): John Brown's body may lie moldering in the grave, but the militant abolitionist and his October 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry are alive and well in modern scholarship. Recent works…
  • May 27

    Lambda Finalist Reading in Los Angele

    Lambda Finalist Reading in Los Angele
    Earlier this week, I had the honor of participating in a Lambda Literary Award finalist reading in Los Angeles. The Lambdas (or more colloquially, “The Lammys”) are considered the preeminent book awards for LGBT writers, and it was…
Rank this Week: 70

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 28

    The 90/10 Rule

    The 90/10 Rule
    Louis S. Harrison, specializing in sophisticated tax, corporate, and estate planning, is proposing a new rule for planners: the 90/10 rule. While many are familiar with the 80/20 rule, 80% of revenue comes from 20% of clients, the 90/10…
  • May 28

    When Wills Become Won't

    When Wills Become Won't
    The transfer of wealth from the baby boomer generation, while a boon to their children, may be of even greater benefit to lawyers. A recent report from BMO Wealth Management indicates that a failure to prepare family and beneficiaries for...
  • May 27

    Laissez-faire Estate Planning

    Laissez-faire Estate Planning
    More than half of Americans do not have a formal estate plan; 52 percent do not currently have a will in place. Among those that do have a will in place, a majority intend an equal distribution among beneficiaries, but...
Rank this Week: 48

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 28

    "Mad Dog" Mattis Gives Quote Of The Year | The Daily Caller

    "Mad Dog" Mattis Gives Quote Of The Year | The Daily Caller
    “What keeps you awake at night?” CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson asked Mattis. “Nothing,” a stonefaced Mattis responded. “I keep other people awake at night.” via dailycaller.com
  • May 28

    Woman locked kids in car trunk and went shopping – police — RT America

    Woman locked kids in car trunk and went shopping – police — RT America
    The reasons behind the woman’s actions remained unknown. via www.rt.com Surely the issue should be whether it was reasonable for the mom to lock the children in the trunk. This would depend in part on what she was shopping for...
  • May 28

    Even Univision is bailing out on the Puerto Rican Day Parade - Hot Air Hot Air

    Even Univision is bailing out on the Puerto Rican Day Parade - Hot Air Hot Air
    The decision to honor convicted FALN terrorist Oscar López Rivera in next month’s Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City is really blowing up in the organizers’ faces. Just last week we talked about the lengthy list of…
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • May 28

    In my opinion, my Electoral College margin was 538 vote

    In my opinion, my Electoral College margin was 538 vote
    The President on Twitter this morning: "It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media." And "it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are…
  • May 27

    A Benefit of Magnanimity

    A Benefit of Magnanimity
    Our opinions sometimes inform our personal identities. Changing your opinion on some subjects may also require you to change how you self-identify. Changing an opinion on these issues may also cause you to lose your membership in a group. On…
  • May 26

    “Bright Data”  

    “Bright Data”  
    At the core of the rise of data-driven policing is the ability to predict risk. Predictive policing does not actually predict crime, but instead provides a mathematical assessment of heightened risk at certain places or with certain people.…
Rank this Week: 53

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: 55

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 28

    Ogiek: The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights first decision on indigenous right

    Ogiek: The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights first decision on indigenous right
    This past Friday, 26 May 2017, the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights handed down its first judgement on the rights of indigenous peoples in the matter of African Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights v The…
  • May 23

    The Importance of Reading between the Lines: Strasbourg’s Case for 24

    The Importance of Reading between the Lines: Strasbourg’s Case for 24
    In February this year, Slovenia legalized same-sex marriage. From a European standpoint, this may not seem particularly ground-breaking considering that the Netherlands legalized same-sex marriage in 2001. However, marriage equality has been…
  • May 17

    Postgraduate Colloquium on Frontiers of International Environmental Law

    Postgraduate Colloquium on Frontiers of International Environmental Law
    The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order in collaboration with the Faculty of Law welcome 20 young scholars working in the area of International Law and…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • May 28

    LinkedOut

    LinkedOut
    From the web page of the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge The Presiding Disciplinary Judge granted a motion for entry of default and imposed reciprocal discipline, suspending Brendan James Magee (attorney registration number 37875) from…
  • May 27

    Government Lawyer Reprimanded For Rule 4.2 Violation

    Government Lawyer Reprimanded For Rule 4.2 Violation
    A reprimand from the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission The respondent and the Grievance Administrator filed a stipulation for a consent order of discipline, in accordance with MCR 9.115(F)(5), which was approved by the Attorney Grievance…
  • May 26

    From McLouth To Tonganoxie

    From McLouth To Tonganoxie
    A letter to two principals led to a published censure from the Kansas Supreme Court. The parties in a post-divorce proceeding wanted their children to attend different schools. The father had an order to send the children to school in...
Rank this Week: 215

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    "Emolument" in Blackstone's Commentarie

    "Emolument" in Blackstone's Commentarie
    The word “emolument” occurs sixteen times in William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England.  Here is a list of chapters in which the term appears:  Book I (Of the Rights of…
  • May 27

    Why Trump campaigned like a populist and governs like a sellout

    Why Trump campaigned like a populist and governs like a sellout
    Although Donald Trump campaigned as a populist during the 2016 campaign, he has not governed like one. Instead, in domestic policy he has taken positions that are largely consistent with a very conservative business-oriented Republican who…
  • May 27

    The Constitution and Judicial Credibility: The Fourth Circuit's Travel Ban Ruling

    The Constitution and Judicial Credibility: The Fourth Circuit's Travel Ban Ruling
    Roger Gregory, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, starts his recent ruling on President Trump's travel ban with these two questions: 1) is the Constitution (still) "a law for rulers and people equally in war…
Rank this Week: 100

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • May 28

    Menstrual Health, Human Rights & Gender Equality

    Menstrual Health, Human Rights & Gender Equality
    By Inga Winkler, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University, Guest contributor Have you recently heard someone speak about menstruation or menstrual health? As in speaking about menstruation publicly, not a whisper asking a…
  • May 25

    CERD Demands Info on Trump's Wall

    CERD Demands Info on Trump's Wall
    Editors' Note: Guest blogger Prof. Ariel Dulitzsy and graduate fellow Scott Squires describe their successful efforts to request that CERD investigate the impact of the proposed border wall on indigenous people. In a letter issued May 17, the…
  • May 24

    A Literal Attack on the Pre

    A Literal Attack on the Pre
    The assault on the press continues. Last week we reported the arrest of reporter in North Carolina who was arrested after persistently asking questions about health care to Health Secretary Tom Price. Health care seems to be a sensitive…
Rank this Week: 1676

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
  • May 27

    An Introduction to “Rural-Proofing,” and Why We’re Unlikely to Implement It in the U.S.

    An Introduction to “Rural-Proofing,” and Why We’re Unlikely to Implement It in the U.S.
    I learned about the concept and practice of “rural-proofing” on my first trip down under, in 2010. It’s a term Aussie law- and policy-makers use regularly–especially at places like the Rural and Regional Law and…
  • May 27

    The Meaning of Patriotism

    The Meaning of Patriotism
    Last fall, I began reading Hillbilly Elegy. I wanted to see how the author, J.D. Vance, would deal with the question of class. I was particularly interested to see if his experiences at Yale Law School were anything like mine. They were in…
  • May 24

    FAN 153 (First Amendment News) POLICYed & Richard Epstein Bring Free-Speech Lessons to Digital Media

    FAN 153 (First Amendment News) POLICYed & Richard Epstein Bring Free-Speech Lessons to Digital Media
    If you watch music videos or wild-animal adventures on YouTube, you may come upon a public-service announcement by, yes, Professor Richard Epstein. Well, sort of — he’s the brain power behind an animated and podcast series on…
Rank this Week: 60

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 840

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/
  • May 27

    [Eugene Volokh] ‘Political pun of the month’

    [Eugene Volokh] ‘Political pun of the month’
    So declares Prof. Mark Liberman (Language Log), and I agree (whatever one might think of the substantive sentiment): Some say the administration will end in ICE, some say in FOIA/from what I know of corporate lawyas, I hold with those who…
  • May 26

    [Eugene Volokh] No First Amendment right to political public nudity — even in San Francisco

    [Eugene Volokh] No First Amendment right to political public nudity — even in San Francisco
    So the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit held Thursday, in Taub v. City & County of S.F.: Plaintiffs Oxane “Gypsy” Taub and George Davis …, self-described body freedom advocates, appeal the dismissal of their…
  • May 26

    [Floyd Abrams] ‘Citizens United,’ media corporations and other corporation

    [Floyd Abrams] ‘Citizens United,’ media corporations and other corporation
    Excerpted, by permission of Yale University Press, from “The Soul of the First Amendment” by Floyd Abrams, 2017. Citizens United held that the fact that a speaker was a corporation could not deprive it of the right to endorse…
Rank this Week: 6

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    Sergeant Pepper reissue

    Sergeant Pepper reissue
    I'm obviously deep in the tank for that Liverpool group, whose music spoke to me so deeply as an adolescent (at which time they had recently broken up) and has continued to do so afterwards.  But Sergeant Pepper is the one album by them…
  • May 26

    Another possible title for my literature book

    Another possible title for my literature book
    Here's the most recent potential title that I am considering for my literature/inequality book: "The Road to Ayn Randism: Literary Perspectives on the Rise, Fall, and Rise of High-End Inequality."Good or bad, the title does reflect my most…
  • May 26

    Immediately upcoming talk

    Immediately upcoming talk
    Next week, I'm giving 3 different talks in 3 different countries:1) Luxembourg City, Tuesday, May 30: A U.S. Perspective on BEPS and the State Aid Cases;2) Haikko Borga, Finland, Thursday, June 1: The Rise and Fall of the Destination-Based…
Rank this Week: 5130

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
  • May 27

    It is a small world…

    It is a small world…
    I am at the end of a two week trip to Cambodia.   I was co-leading a trip for our students to study rule of law development in a post-conflict country.  One of  the amazing experiences we had was spending three days with…
  • May 24

    President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 4

    President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 4
    Political eons ago – 20 days ago, to be precise – President Trump had a successful negotiation of sorts. If you can remember that far back, that’s when the House of Representatives approved a health care bill that Mr. Trump…
  • May 19

    Call for Papers for International Conference on Dispute Resolution

    Call for Papers for International Conference on Dispute Resolution
    Rick Bales shared with me a very intriguing call for papers for a conference in Malaysia on August 9 and 10: https://icdr2017.org/2017/04/27/call-for-papers/ According to the website: The International Conference on Dispute Resolution (ICDR)…
Rank this Week: 1514