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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 
  • Sep 17

    O'Neill Colloquium

    O'Neill Colloquium
    No description is available at this time.
  • Sep 12

    2014 Family Weekend

    2014 Family Weekend
    No description is available at this time.
Rank this Week: 1591

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Scottish Independence

    Scottish Independence
    I am, on the whole, in favor of it for reasons that have nothing much to do with Scotland. Both the right of secession and smaller countries strike me as good things. The one big exception is that countries often put up trade barriers against…
  • Sep 16

    A Modern Conceit

    A Modern Conceit
    One of my hobbies is cooking from very early cookbooks, including one big one from the tenth century. Recently I had an online exchange with a friend who had made a fermented drink from a recipe based loosely on—which is to say sharply…
  • Sep 16

    The Spanish Do Great Cover

    The Spanish Do Great Cover
Rank this Week: 1109

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

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 18

    Prince Harry Inherits Remainder of Princess Diana's Estate

    Prince Harry Inherits Remainder of Princess Diana's Estate
    Prince Harry, the son of iconic Princess Diana, finally turned thirty. While this is a significant milestone in itself, it is even more momentous because Harry is now entitled to receive the remaining half of his mother’s assets. After…
  • Sep 18

    Aunt Jemima's Heirs Sue for Royaltie

    Aunt Jemima's Heirs Sue for Royaltie
    The great-grandchildren of Anna Short Harrington, the woman known for the “Aunt Jemima” logo, are seeking $2 billion in a class action lawsuit brought against a group of companies including PepsiCo and its subsidiary Quaker Oats. The suit…
  • Sep 18

    Tom Clancy’s Estate Feuding Over Estate Tax

    Tom Clancy’s Estate Feuding Over Estate Tax
    The family of the late techno-thriller author, Tom Clancy, is in the midst of a legal battle over estate taxes. Clancy’s wife, Alexandra Clancy, brought the suit in an attempt to have all taxes against Clancy’s estate, estimated to be...
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Sep 18

    Judge Gone Wild?

    Judge Gone Wild?
    Judge Gone Wild? From the Washington Post: Delvon L. King was acting as his own attorney in a gun-possession case when Charles County Circuit Court Judge Robert Nalley ran out of patience. The judge said that King was being…
  • Sep 18

    Third Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference Begins Today

    Third Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference Begins Today
    The Third Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference begins today in Denver. This year's theme is Accelerating Competency: Assessment in Legal Education. "Traditional notions of assessment in legal education have limited our capacity…
  • Sep 17

    The 2014 AmLaw summer program survey results are in

    The 2014 AmLaw summer program survey results are in
    A perennial rite of fall OCI season is for 2Ls to check out the American Lawyer survey results ranking summer associate programs. I guess it was a lot more meaningful (and fun) before the big legal market meltdown since jobs...
Rank this Week: 2300

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/
  • Sep 18

    A Tale of Two Incentives (with side notes on Welsh accents and the power of labels)

    A Tale of Two Incentives (with side notes on Welsh accents and the power of labels)
    In early August, the Tennessee Court of Appeals decided a case of first impression, Torres v. Precision Industries, et al., No. W2014-00032-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 5, 2014), examining whether an undocumented worker can state a common…
  • Sep 18

    Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studie

    Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studie
    I wanted to pass along an excellent opportunity for students interested in the study of labor law and dedicated to improving the lives of workers. The Major League Baseball Players Trust will award up to five $10,000 scholarships under the...
  • Sep 18

    Mental Illness and the Law

    Mental Illness and the Law
    Friend of blog and employment law scholar Brian Clarke (Charlotte) is featured in the Wall Street Journal Law Blog. The piece provides an extremely interesting and heartfelt look at the “dark side” of being an attorney -- highlighting the…
Rank this Week: 96

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 18

    Georgia Dean Finalist

    Georgia Dean Finalist
    University of Georgia Provost, Four Finalists for Dean of UGA Law School to Visit Campus: Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge (Georgia) (cover letter) Michael J. Gerhardt (North Carolina) (cover letter) Lonnie T. Brown Jr. (Georgia) (cover letter)…
  • Sep 18

    Gale & Samwick: The Effects of Income Tax Changes on Economic Growth

    Gale & Samwick: The Effects of Income Tax Changes on Economic Growth
    William G. Gale (Brookings) & Andrew A. Samwick (Dartmouth), Effects of Income Tax Changes on Economic Growth: This paper examines how changes to the individual income tax affect long-term economic growth. The structure and financing of a…
  • Sep 18

    Thomas: The Psychic Cost of Tax Evasion

    Thomas: The Psychic Cost of Tax Evasion
    Kathleen DeLaney Thomas (North Carolina), The Psychic Cost of Tax Evasion, 56 B.C. L. Rev. ___ (2015): Each year, the government loses hundreds of billions of dollars in tax revenue due to underreporting by individual taxpayers. According to…
Rank this Week: 20

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 18

    The UN Security Council Takes up Ebola

    The UN Security Council Takes up Ebola
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon Today, the UN Security Council held an open debate on the ebola outbreak in Africa, and unanimously adopted Security Council Resolution 2177.   Background on the US sponsored resolution is available…
  • Sep 18

    Will There Be a Scottish Precedent?

    Will There Be a Scottish Precedent?
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen Since Kosovo’s declaration of independence there has been talk about whether there is a “Kosovo precedent,” and, if so, just what does it mean. The International Court of Justice’s…
  • Sep 17

    Scottish Independence Insta-Symposium: “Devolution Max” and the Question of Referendum Question

    Scottish Independence Insta-Symposium: “Devolution Max” and the Question of Referendum Question
    by Christopher K. Connolly by Christopher K. Connolly [Christopher K. Connolly is an Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York.  This post is written solely in the author's personal capacity.  The…
Rank this Week: 166

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/
  • Sep 18

    Institute of Medicine-New report: Committee on Approaching Death

    Institute of Medicine-New report: Committee on Approaching Death
    The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies has released a new report on end of life issues. The report, Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life was released on September 17,…
  • Sep 18

    Home, Housing & Boomer

    Home, Housing & Boomer
    My colleague and dear friend Mark Bauer (current chair of the Aging & Law AALS section) sent me a link to an article published in CityLab. The article is titled Where Are the Baby Boomers Going to Live Out Their...
  • Sep 17

    Moving Video from Cleveland Clinic

    Moving Video from Cleveland Clinic
    If you haven't seen this yet, it's worth watching--and showing to your class. Titled Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care, the video runs just over 4 minutes. It can be accessed here. (Thanks to Judy Stein, Executive Director for...
Rank this Week: 384

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Sep 18

    Justice John Paul Steven

    Justice John Paul Steven
    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice paid a visit today to The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he met with members of the Stevens Inn of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. Pictured here is Justice Stevens in...
  • Sep 18

    Drexel Law School Gets $50 Million Gift

    Drexel Law School Gets $50 Million Gift
    Drexel University School of Law announced this week that Thomas R. Kline, a trial lawyer in Philadelphia, would give the law school $50 million to help it reach the top ranks of legal education. Drexel was established only eight years...
  • Sep 16

    Dates Announced for the 10th Global Legal Skills Conference

    Dates Announced for the 10th Global Legal Skills Conference
    Save the date for GLS-10! The tenth edition of the Global Legal Skills Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois on May 20-22, 2015. GLS-10 will be co-hosted by The John Marshall Law School (where the conference originated) and…
Rank this Week: 521

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/
  • Sep 18

    Reidenberg on Privacy in Public

    Reidenberg on Privacy in Public
    Joel R. Reidenberg (Fordham University School of Law) has posted Privacy in Public (Wake Forest Law Review, Forthcoming ) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As government and private companies rapidly expand the infrastructure of surveillance…
  • Sep 18

    Heyman on the Conservative-Libertarian Turn in First Amendment Jurisprudence

    Heyman on the Conservative-Libertarian Turn in First Amendment Jurisprudence
    Steven J. Heyman (Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law) has posted The Conservative-Libertarian Turn in First Amendment Jurisprudence (West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 117, No. 1, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Sep 18

    Natapoff on Misdemeanor Decriminalization

    Natapoff on Misdemeanor Decriminalization
    Alexandra Natapoff (Loyola Law School Los Angeles) has posted Misdemeanor Decriminalization (Vanderbilt Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As the U.S. rethinks its stance on mass incarceration, misdemeanor…
Rank this Week: 17

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Sep 18

    Simmons on Racial Profiling

    Simmons on Racial Profiling
    Kami Chavis Simmons (Wake Forest University Law School) has posted Beginning to End Racial Profiling: Definitive Solutions to an Elusive Problem on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many Americans have had interactions with police officers and…
  • Sep 18

    "1 in 5 men report committing domestic violence"

    "1 in 5 men report committing domestic violence"
    From Salon: An important takeaway from the study is something that survivor advocacy organizations have been trying to reinforce for years: domestic abusers are not just people we see on the news; they are not just the Ray Rices who...
  • Sep 17

    Meltsner on Excessive Sentencing and Parole Eligibility

    Meltsner on Excessive Sentencing and Parole Eligibility
    Michael Meltsner (Northeastern University - School of Law) has posted The Dilemmas of Excessive Sentencing: Death May Be Different But How Different? (Northeastern University Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This…
Rank this Week: 142

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Bessler on the Death Penalty in Decline

    Bessler on the Death Penalty in Decline
    John D. Bessler, University of Baltimore School of Law, has posted Foreword: The Death Penalty in Decline: From Colonial America to the Present, from the Criminal Law Bulletin 50 (2014): 245-62.  Here is the abstract:This Article traces…
  • Sep 18

    Criminal Law and Emotions in European Legal Culture

    Criminal Law and Emotions in European Legal Culture
    [Via H-Law, we have this call for papers for “Criminal Law and Emotions in European Legal Cultures: From 16th Century to the Present,” a conference to be held at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Center for the…
  • Sep 18

    Law in Transition: Association of Young Legal Historians Annual Forum

    Law in Transition: Association of Young Legal Historians Annual Forum
    The XXIst Annual Forum of Young Legal Historians, and 6th Berg Institute International Conference, with the theme Law in Transition, will take place at Tel Aviv University March 1-3, 2015.The upcoming XXIst Annual Forum of the Association of…
Rank this Week: 69

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    U.S. v. Garcia (9th Cir. - Sept. 18, 2014)

    U.S. v. Garcia (9th Cir. - Sept. 18, 2014)
    Maybe you hate a former housemate of yours.  Maybe for totally irrational reasons, maybe for good ones, whatever.  You don't like her.  Okay.Maybe you don't even want to hurt her.  Just scare her a little bit.…
  • Sep 17

    The Depressing Ninth (9th Cir. - Sept. 17, 2014)

    The Depressing Ninth (9th Cir. - Sept. 17, 2014)
    You don't get a very good impression of the nature of mankind if you read today's published opinions from the Ninth Circuit.You've got one attorney who completely abandons a client who's been sentenced to life in prison and never even lets…
  • Sep 16

    People v. Peyton (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 16, 2014)

    People v. Peyton (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 16, 2014)
    Justice Yegan begins this opinion with the following introduction:"Lamenting the delays associated with the orderly processing of criminal cases, Justice Macklin Fleming explained a popular way for a criminal defendant to avoid, or at least…
Rank this Week: 79

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 348

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/
  • Sep 18

    Patrick Gudridge ALS Ice Bucket

    Patrick Gudridge ALS Ice Bucket
    Patrick Gudridge is our Vice Dean and a really smart legal academic. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcV1hWfYKmM Several years ago I suggested we dress up the faculty in Halloween costumes, take a group photo, and publish it online with the caption…
  • Sep 9

    Business as Usual During Alteration

    Business as Usual During Alteration
    In order to debug some very odd behavior under the hood, I’ll be doing odd things to the site theme in the next day or two. While it may temporarily change the looks, it shouldn’t change the content.
  • Sep 8

    The Rumors Were True

    The Rumors Were True
    Donna Shalala will ‘step down’ as U.Miami President at the end of the school year. It is with gratitude and affection for the University that I share with you my decision to step down at the end of the 2014-2015 … Continue…
Rank this Week: 31

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 18

    New Issue of CPI: Motorola Mobility and the FTAIA

    New Issue of CPI: Motorola Mobility and the FTAIA
    In this issue: In Motorola Mobility, the Seventh Circuit is readying to rehear a lawsuit that will (hopefully) clarify the extent of U.S. antitrust law’s reach outside of the United States. The issue concerns the Foreign Trade Antitrust…
  • Sep 18

    PASS-THROUGH RATES WHEN FIRMS CAN VARY PACKAGE SIZES

    PASS-THROUGH RATES WHEN FIRMS CAN VARY PACKAGE SIZES
    Alexei Alexandrov, CFPB discusses PASS-THROUGH RATES WHEN FIRMS CAN VARY PACKAGE SIZES. ABSTRACT: I show that when firms can change the quantity of product offered in each package, the standard pass-through rate calculations need to be…
  • Sep 18

    COMPETITION POLICY ADVOCACY:

    COMPETITION POLICY ADVOCACY:
    COMPETITION POLICY ADVOCACY: CHANGING MINDSETS TO TRANSFORM MARKETS October 11, 2014, 4.30- 6.30 PM (EST) World Bank Group Headquarters (1818 H street NW, Washington, D.C.) Room MC4-800 Click below to RSVP Notes Users, Click this link Outlook…
Rank this Week: 25

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Sep 18

    Brutality Touches Down at Home

    Brutality Touches Down at Home
    Anyone living in the United States who has watched TV in the last two weeks is undoubtedly aware that the NFL is in the midst of a storm of bad publicity. First, we saw the chilling videotape of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice…
  • Sep 17

    New Marquette Law School Poll Puts Enthusiasm of Voters in Spotlight

    New Marquette Law School Poll Puts Enthusiasm of Voters in Spotlight
    How important is enthusiasm among voters in determining the outcome of an election? Very, and the closer the election, the more important enthusiasm usually is because it indicates who will actually turn out to vote. So how important are the…
  • Sep 17

    Congratulations to AWL Scholarship Winners Cavey and LaFond

    Congratulations to AWL Scholarship Winners Cavey and LaFond
    On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, the Milwaukee Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) Foundation honored two Marquette University Law School students with scholarships. Britteny LaFond, 3L (pictured at left), received the AWL Foundation…
Rank this Week: 843

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Sep 18

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    It’s decision day in Scotland. Over 4 million eligible voters have the chance today to vote on breaking the 307-year union with the United Kingdom and going it alone as an independent country. The latest polls seem to have given the…
  • Sep 18

    Senator Udall Discusses Covert Action in Syria to Train 2-3K Moderate Rebel

    Senator Udall Discusses Covert Action in Syria to Train 2-3K Moderate Rebel
    From yesterday’s Senate Arms Services Committee Hearing (at about the 2:23 mark): Senator UDALL (NM):  And my question to you has to do with – and this is all public information, but everybody’s well aware there’s…
  • Sep 18

    Declassified Articles from the CIA’s In-House Intelligence Journal

    Declassified Articles from the CIA’s In-House Intelligence Journal
    Via  Steve Aftergood, I learned that the CIA “has posted hundreds of declassified and unclassified articles from its in-house journal Studies in Intelligence.”  The articles are here.  I have just skimmed…
Rank this Week: 95

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: 93

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 18

    Latino Workplace Fatalities Have Increased

    Latino Workplace Fatalities Have Increased
    From the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement: The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), the nation's leading organization for Latino working families, which represents the interests of over 2 million Latino/a trade…
  • Sep 18

    Anthropologists on Artesia

    Anthropologists on Artesia
    Writing for the Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group blog, Lauren Heidbrink and Michele Statz have posited that their "anthropological knowledge—expertise developed through sustained ethnographic engagement with migrant…
  • Sep 18

    Let's Talk About Incarceration

    Let's Talk About Incarceration
    The following videos are terrific jumping-off points for vigorous class discussion about incarceration. While they both address domestic prison policies, they could easily be used to talk about incarceration for immigration crimes or even…
Rank this Week: 57

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Sep 18

    Alibaba and the forty (not really) risk factor

    Alibaba and the forty (not really) risk factor
    Teaching the definition of a "security" to business associations students who: 1) want to be litigators; 2) are afraid of math, finance, and accounting; 3) don't know anything about business; 4) only take the class because it's…
  • Sep 18

    Law Professor Positions - Lakehead University

    Law Professor Positions - Lakehead University
    Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario has three tenure-track law professor openings. Information is available here.
  • Sep 18

    Legal Studies Position - Oklahoma State University

    Legal Studies Position - Oklahoma State University
    Oklahoma State University is the most recent addition to my updated legal studies position list. Oklahoma State is looking for an assistant professor of legal studies to begin in a tenure-track position in August of 2015.
Rank this Week: 151

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 23

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Sep 18

    THEORY & ADVOCACY: New Article on Restrictive Voting Law

    THEORY & ADVOCACY: New Article on Restrictive Voting Law
    As a follow-up to our prior post on the Voting Rights Act, here is an interesting article presenting new data regarding restrictive voting laws—“Vulnerability in Numbers: Racial Composition of the Electorate, Voter Suppression,…
  • Sep 12

    The pulse of the cities?

    The pulse of the cities?
    Most readers of this blog are probably painfully aware of the fact that a drafter can compose the most beautiful piece of legislation ever, but it won't mean much if it doesn't have the political support needed to pass and...
  • Sep 12

    Crimes of Passion and Parenthood

    Crimes of Passion and Parenthood
    I am a proud mother of two incredible, beautiful children. At times, as in everyone's life, somene (usually another kid) is mean or cruel to one of my kids and it raises my hackles. I want to protect my children...
Rank this Week: 4183

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 18

    ILSA Journal Call for Submission

    ILSA Journal Call for Submission
    The International Law Student Association (ILSA) Journal of International and Comparative Law, housed at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, is seeking submissions for its next issue. It is interested in articles from…
  • Sep 18

    Drexel Law School Gets $50 Million Gift

    Drexel Law School Gets $50 Million Gift
    Drexel University School of Law announced this week that Thomas R. Kline, a trial lawyer in Philadelphia, would give the law school $50 million to help it reach the top ranks of legal education. Drexel was established only eight years...
  • Sep 17

    U.S. Constitution Day

    U.S. Constitution Day
    September 17 is U.S. Constitution Day. On this day, educational and other institutions around the country engage in activities to commemorate and celebrate our Constitution and to educate the public about its provisions. The U.S. Constitution…
Rank this Week: 314

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/
  • Sep 18

    Ratification of the Canada-China BIT

    Ratification of the Canada-China BIT
    It was announced last week that Canada ratified its bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with China that was signed about two years ago. The treaty will take effect on October 1, 2014. At the time of the signing, a Canadian international…
  • Sep 18

    Cameras and unintended consequence

    Cameras and unintended consequence
    In the rush to video record everything so we always know for sure "what happened," it is important not to lose sight of the risk of unintended consequences. Two studies, not directly involving police and body cams, illustrate the…
  • Sep 17

    Fan speech, once again

    Fan speech, once again
    The ejection of a fan from the park (at the insistence of the umpire) from Atlanta's Turner Field, apparently for profanely heckling an opposing player (the link contains video), could raise some First Amendment problems. The park is…
Rank this Week: 61

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 18

    Videogame Technology and Personal Privacy

    Videogame Technology and Personal Privacy
    Joe Newman & Joseph Jerome, Future of Privacy Forum, and Christopher Hazard, Hazardous Software, Inc., are publishing Press Start to Track?: Privacy and the New Questions Posed by Modern Videogame Technology in the American Intellectual…
  • Sep 17

    ASA Bans "Lookalike" Government Website

    ASA Bans "Lookalike" Government Website
    The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has banned several websites from operating after they deceived users into paying for government documents such as health cards, passports, and birth and death certificates. The websites, which used…
  • Sep 16

    Netflix and the European Market

    Netflix and the European Market
    From the Hollywood Reporter: a discussion of Netflix's European launch, and its importance for the company that specializes in streaming content.
Rank this Week: 35

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 290

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Provides competition results & news, resources & commentary about interscholastic appellate advocacy. By Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Kent Streseman.

http://mootness.typepad.com/mootness/
  • Sep 18

    Brands of food processor

    Brands of food processor
    Now, let’s talk about the brands a bit, and why it’s so important to buy the best food processor on the market to fit your needs. Food processors don’t come cheap that’s a fact. Well, good ones at least. And if you get…
  • Sep 11

    How to choose a food processor

    How to choose a food processor
    If we were to pick a single category of items in everyman’s household as the most important one, I would certainly opt for the one handling the food we eat. I’m inclined to believe you would agree with me. That’s why I…
  • Sep 6

    Quality aspects of a food processor

    Quality aspects of a food processor
    As with pretty much every product out there, best food processor is a combination of certain factors. I will point them out here for you, so you could know what to look for once you decide to hit the stores, or just order one online. So,…
Rank this Week: 914

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 18

    Are the NFL's Billionaires Actually Bad Businessmen?

    Are the NFL's Billionaires Actually Bad Businessmen?
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananAs of this writing, the commissioner of the National Football League is Roger Goodell.  Given the controversies that have recently embroiled the league (spousal abuse, child abuse, and the ongoing litigation…
  • Sep 17

    The Meaning of "Harmless" in Describing Sexual Offense

    The Meaning of "Harmless" in Describing Sexual Offense
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I take up the issue of whether prohibitions against incestuous marriage are distinguishable from prohibitions against same sex marriage (SSM).  The reason to discuss this issue is that…
  • Sep 16

    The Fragile Psychology of 21st Century Conservative

    The Fragile Psychology of 21st Century Conservative
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananWith very few exceptions, the Dorf on Law posts and Verdict columns that Professor Dorf and I write are fully independent projects.  That is, they are not only solely authored, but each of us rarely even…
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The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Sep 18

    Drexel Receives $50 Million Law School Naming Gift

    Drexel Receives $50 Million Law School Naming Gift
    Yesterday, my colleagues and I received very good news. Philadelphia attorney Tom Kline has given the law school a $50 million naming gift. The school will now be called the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Details here....
  • Sep 18

    Fall Facebook/OKCupid & the Future of Research Tour

    Fall Facebook/OKCupid & the Future of Research Tour
    I’m participating in several public events this fall pertaining to research ethics and regulation, most of them arising out of my recent work (in Wired and in Nature and elsewhere) on how to think about corporations conducting behavioral…
  • Sep 18

    Lawyer Competency and Law School

    Lawyer Competency and Law School
    What do lawyers do? What do lawyers need to do well in order to succeed? These are pretty key questions for legal educators, I think. The amazing thing is, we know far too little about what lawyers do. In her...
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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/
  • Sep 18

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has posted a petition from the State Bar to amend Rule 1.6. The amendments appear to conform to recent ABA adopted rules changes. Rule 1.6(b) would have this exception (8) to detect and resolve conflicts...
  • Sep 18

    Schindler's Listing

    Schindler's Listing
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has imposed an 18-month suspension with fitness in a matter involving an attorney admitted in 1969. In 1969, attorneys were admitted by the federal district court. The court of appeals assumed…
  • Sep 18

    Escrow Violations Lead To Suspension

    Escrow Violations Lead To Suspension
    A one-year suspension was imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department for misconduct in disbursing funds held in trust. The attorney made premature disbursements in real estate transactions by using funds…
Rank this Week: 284

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Sep 18

    Education Law Association 60th Annual Conference

    Education Law Association 60th Annual Conference
    Education Law Association 60th Annual Conference Pre-Conference Seminars Wednesday, November 12, 2014 – Sheraton San Diego Bay Tower, CA Join Education Law Association prior to its 60th anniversary conference in San Diego for your choice of…
  • Sep 17

    Washington State Legislature Found in Contempt in School Funding Case

    Washington State Legislature Found in Contempt in School Funding Case
    Following up on Derek's post, Washington Supreme Court Turns Up Heat on State Legislature in School Funding Case, last week Washington's high court found the legislature in contempt as some predicted after oral arguments in the case. The…
  • Sep 17

    The Inconsistency of Federal Discipline and Safety Policie

    The Inconsistency of Federal Discipline and Safety Policie
    I have applauded the Departments of Justice and Education on their steps to reduce overly punitive discipline and racial disparities. Their joint guidance in January was a major step forward. On the other hand, the Department of Justice's…
Rank this Week: 2197

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word
    Comment by Tillers: legal scholars might avoid uttering a great deal of nonsense about imprecise legal concepts if they took the trouble to study fuzzy logic. Lotfi A.…
  • Sep 10

    The Trouble With Harvard

    The Trouble With Harvard
    Steven Pinker The Trouble With Harvard New Republic (September 4, 2014) Extract:Deresiewicz writes engagingly about the wacky ways of elite university admissions, and he deserves credit for opening a debate on policies which have been…
  • Sep 10

    Criminal Corporate Character

    Criminal Corporate Character
    Criminal Corporate Character Robert E. Wagner  City University of New York (CUNY) Baruch College Zicklin School of Business Department of LawAugust 15, 201465 Florida Law Review 1293 (2013)  Abstract:    In the…
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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 18

    Local Governments on Prop 46

    Local Governments on Prop 46
    Director of the CA State Association of Counties opposes Prop 46 here. LA County supervisors consider motion to oppose here.
  • Sep 17

    Hedley on the Nature of Private Law

    Hedley on the Nature of Private Law
    Steve Hedley (University College Cork) has posted to SSRN Obligations: (Local) Politics or (Universal) Reason?. The abstract provides: Obligations is both a local institution, influenced by politics, and a universal institution, influenced by…
  • Sep 16

    Oberdiek's Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Tort

    Oberdiek's Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Tort
    John Oberdiek (Rutgers-Camden) has posted to SSRN Introduction: Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts. The abstract provides: This Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek, ed., Oxford University…
Rank this Week: 457

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article
    Ralph A. PeeplesCatherine T. HarrisAbstract (to read the entire article go here):     This article examines the amount recovered in 118 wrongful death cases filed in a single jurisdiction (North Carolina) over a five year…
  • Sep 17

    Jurors Increasingly Prefer LWP Over the Death Penalty

    Jurors Increasingly Prefer LWP Over the Death Penalty
    The article below, which focuses on the state of Ohio, highlights a growing trend around the country. When given the choice between the death penalty and life without parole (LWP), jurors increasingly choose the latter. The article gives…
  • Sep 16

    Defendant Sentenced to 15 Years for Jury Tampering

    Defendant Sentenced to 15 Years for Jury Tampering
    Sticking with yesterday's theme of improper contact with a sitting juror, a Louisiana woman (Alicia Tucker) was recently sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiring to commit jury tampering.  The tampering occurred during a three-way…
Rank this Week: 1812

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 639

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/
  • Sep 18

    Are you an ASP professional who wants to become a member of the ASP listserv?

    Are you an ASP professional who wants to become a member of the ASP listserv?
    ASP professionals working at law schools can sign up for the academic support listserv. Members of the listserv can post resources for others and post questions to solicit colleagues' advice. Thank you to Louis Schulze for sending the…
  • Sep 16

    Reading cases and preparing for exam

    Reading cases and preparing for exam
    Most of you are well within your first month of law school and may have had your first quiz or a writing assignment which may have made you question your decision to be in law school. It’s understandable but don’t...
  • Sep 16

    Nominations for the AALS Section on Academic Support Award

    Nominations for the AALS Section on Academic Support Award
    The following announcement is from Joyce Savio Herleth, Chair of the Awards Committee for the section: The Awards Committee for the AALS Section on Academic Support is soliciting nominations for our section award. The Association of American…
Rank this Week: 767

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/
  • Sep 18

    Gender in Asbestos Law

    Gender in Asbestos Law
    Anita Bernstein (Brooklyn) has published Gender in Asbestos Law: Cui Bono? Cui Pacat?, 88 Tulane L.Rev. 1211 (2014). The large literature about liability for asbestos exposure has, for the most part, omitted gender. This omission matters. Men…
  • Sep 18

    Debating Domestic Violence

    Debating Domestic Violence
    From the NYT. The Question: Going After the Abusers: When police have evidence of domestic violence, should prosecution be mandatory or should the victim be allowed to decide whether to pursue the case? Law professors weigh in here: NYT,…
  • Sep 18

    Justice Ginsburg Looking for Circuit Split to Consider Same-Sex Marriage

    Justice Ginsburg Looking for Circuit Split to Consider Same-Sex Marriage
    Salon, Ruth Bader Ginsburg:6th Circuit Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Could Predict SCOTUS Next Move The fate of same-sex marriage bans could come down to the 6th Circuit, according to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Supreme Court justice told an audience…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 18

    Scotland’s Question of Clarity

    Scotland’s Question of Clarity
    There is much that is familiar in watching how Scotland’s vote will unfold today. Fuelling the sense of déjà vu for Canadians is the arc of the story. It begins with the No forces way ahead in the polls, until suddenly…
  • Sep 18

    Employee Constructively Dismissed Because of a Temporary Layoff

    Employee Constructively Dismissed Because of a Temporary Layoff
    Can a temporary layoff, in the absence of an express or implied contractual term authorizing such action during the term of employment, constitute a constructive dismissal? Ontario’s Small Claims Court recently answered this question in…
  • Sep 18

    Intermediary Liability: Part 2 – Policy Question

    Intermediary Liability: Part 2 – Policy Question
    My previous column gave a number of examples of how governments, regulators and even spies focus on intermediaries to achieve what they want. The intermediaries used may or may not be online themselves, though most of the examples involved…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Sep 18

    The MacArthur Foundation doesn't like philosopher

    The MacArthur Foundation doesn't like philosopher
    Schwitzgebel comments. I dont think they like geniuses either, though they do manage to fund some people who do good work. But it's long past time to retire the silly "genius" label for this windfall.
  • Sep 18

    Scottish Independence: the philosophers have spoken!

    Scottish Independence: the philosophers have spoken!
    And, like typical philosophers, they can't agree! With over 1500 votes, 43% say "No" to independence, but 33% say "Yes," and the rest are simply undecided. From this, I think it is safe to conclude that any vote on this...
  • Sep 18

    UVA bound...

    UVA bound...
    ...for what promises to be an interesting event. So a bit less posting until the weekend.
Rank this Week: 115

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1086