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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 2035

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Job Opening: Associate Professor of International History (Graduate Institute)

    Job Opening: Associate Professor of International History (Graduate Institute)
    The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Professor of International History. The advertisement is here.
  • Jun 25

    Schill & Djanic: International Investment Law and Community Interest

    Schill & Djanic: International Investment Law and Community Interest
    Stephan W. Schill (Univ. of Amsterdam - Law) & Vladislav Djanic (Univ. of Amsterdam - Law) have posted International Investment Law and Community Interests. Here's the abstract: In contemporary discourse, international investment law…
  • Jun 24

    Contesse: Contestation and Deference in the Inter-American Human Rights System

    Contesse: Contestation and Deference in the Inter-American Human Rights System
    Jorge Contesse (Rutgers Univ., Newark - Law) has posted Contestation and Deference in the Inter-American Human Rights System (Law & Contemporary Problems, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This Article discusses the inter-American human…
Rank this Week: 42

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jun 25

    Common Will-Substitutes Used in England and Wale

    Common Will-Substitutes Used in England and Wale
    Alexandra Braun recently published an Article entitled, Will-Substitutes in England and Wales, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 39/2016 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Will-substitutes, that is to say mechanisms…
  • Jun 24

    Will-Substitutes for Your Estate Plan

    Will-Substitutes for Your Estate Plan
    Alexandra Braun & Anne Roethel recently published an Article entitled, Passing Wealth on Death. Will-Substitutes in Comparative Perspective, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 38/2016 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the…
  • Jun 24

    The Estate Plan Checklist

    The Estate Plan Checklist
    Estate planning is an essential part of life planning. It is important to take the right steps in your delineating your estate while you are healthy and of sound mind, so the earlier the better. The Article details ten steps...
Rank this Week: 64

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jun 25

    Will party platforms include commitment to reduce mass incarceration (and does it really matter)?

    Will party platforms include commitment to reduce mass incarceration (and does it really matter)?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this new Politico article , headlined "Civil rights groups push Dems, GOP to include sentencing reform in their platforms." Here are excerpts: An influential coalition of civil…
  • Jun 25

    "Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice"

    "Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice"
    The title of this post is the title of this new paper authored by Samantha Buckingham now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: The juvenile justice system fails to account for the astounding rates of childhood trauma exposure amongst...
  • Jun 24

    Unexpectedly(?), new post-Hurst hydra head takes big bite out of Ohio capital case

    Unexpectedly(?), new post-Hurst hydra head takes big bite out of Ohio capital case
    As regularly readers know, in this post not long after the Supreme Court in Hurst declared Florida's death penalty procedures violative of the Sixth Amendment, I coined the term "post-Hurst hydra" to describe what I expected to…
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Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Britain’s decision to leave the European Union on Thursday night stunned the political establishment throughout the West. Zoe Bedell wrote a post on the legal and regulatory implications of Brexit. Timothy Edgar penned a…
  • Jun 24

    Microsoft Proposes an Independent Body for Making Attribution Judgment

    Microsoft Proposes an Independent Body for Making Attribution Judgment
    Yesterday, Scott Charney, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Trustworthy Computing announced a new white paper about cybersecurity norms for nation-states and the global information and communications technology industry,…
  • Jun 24

    Toward Solutions to the Syrian Refugee Crisi

    Toward Solutions to the Syrian Refugee Crisi
    Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Markaz. The devastating humanitarian and security consequences of the war in Syria have prompted renewed debate about U.S. policies to address the Syrian refugee crisis. Last week, more…
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Jun 25

    New Law Success Instructor Positions at St. Mary's University

    New Law Success Instructor Positions at St. Mary's University
    Excerpt from listserv email from Zoe Niesel, Service Professor and Director of Law Success, St. Mary's University School of Law: St. Mary’s University is excited to announce that we are dramatically changing our academic support approach.…
  • Jun 23

    Fear of the bar exam essay

    Fear of the bar exam essay
    With the law school terminal exam, the bar exam, about a month away, bar studiers are typically anxious and nervous for a variety of reasons. Some are overwhelmed by the limited amount of time remaining, others are fearful of not...
  • Jun 21

    The Art of Rebutting Negative Self-Talk

    The Art of Rebutting Negative Self-Talk
    Does that voice in your head ever cause you to feel anxious or defeated? Negative self-talk is something that many people have to combat. What do I mean by negative self-talk? It is when you think: "I have never been...
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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/
  • Jun 25

    Pressures Of Practice

    Pressures Of Practice
    A Louisiana Hearing Committee has recommended a 30-month suspension of an attorney nunc pro tunc to his January 2016 interim suspension for false internal firm billings over a three-year period. The committee found that at least 428 billing…
  • Jun 24

    Pissing Contest

    Pissing Contest
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied review to a Spirit Airline pilot who had failed a urine test taken after he had landed a plane in Fort Lauderdale. Swaters’s specimen was sent to...
  • Jun 23

    A Matter Of Intent

    A Matter Of Intent
    The District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended disbarment of a personal injury plaintiff's attorney for intentional misappropriation of funds due to third-party providers of chiropractic services. The attorney…
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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 62

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jun 25

    By Sharing Painkillers, Friends And Family Members Can Fuel Opioid Epidemic: Study

    By Sharing Painkillers, Friends And Family Members Can Fuel Opioid Epidemic: Study
    From Kaiser Health News: As lawmakers grapple with how best to combat the nation’s prescription painkiller abuse crisis, a recent survey is shedding light on how patients who get these medications — drugs such as OxyContin, methadone or…
  • Jun 24

    Quick Revenue for Desperate Time

    Quick Revenue for Desperate Time
    From Divorce Discourse: People don’t remember you. I’m sorry. They don’t. It’s not that you’re unremarkable. I’m sure you’re about as interesting as they come. Personally, I find you irresistible, and I’m not likely to forget…
  • Jun 23

    Steep court fee rises are tax on justice, say MP

    Steep court fee rises are tax on justice, say MP
    From The Guardian: Excessive court fees impose an unjustified tax on divorce, deny refugees the opportunity to establish asylum rights and prevent employees with legitimate grievances from obtaining justice, a report by a…
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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jun 25

    Brexit

    Brexit
    Following the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the United Nations looks forward to continuing to work with both “important partners.” “The…
  • Jun 25

    UN Security Council Condems North Korea's Launch of Ballistic Missle

    UN Security Council Condems North Korea's Launch of Ballistic Missle
    The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the ballistic missile launches conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 21 June, noting that these repeated acts are in grave violation of obligations under…
  • Jun 25

    Colombia Signs Ceasefire Agreement with FARC-EP

    Colombia Signs Ceasefire Agreement with FARC-EP
    The Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) have signed a bilateral ceasefire agreement and laying down of weapons.
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Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jun 25

    Whither Audit Opinion

    Whither Audit Opinion
    Section 11 imposes liability for false statements in registration statements. See 15 U.S.C. §77k. Section 11 is distinctive in that the plaintiffs do not have to show fault on the part of any defendants - a sharp contrast with Section...
  • Jun 24

    Poverty Inc. Discussion at NYU

    Poverty Inc. Discussion at NYU
    Last fall, I posted some thoughts on the film Poverty Inc., which looked at the impact of foreign aid and business giving through programs like TOMS Shoes' One for One initiative. Recently, I came across this discussion on Poverty Inc....
  • Jun 23

    The Cuba Conundrum: Corporate Governance and Compliance Challenges for U.S. Publicly-Traded Companie

    The Cuba Conundrum: Corporate Governance and Compliance Challenges for U.S. Publicly-Traded Companie
    My latest article on Cuba and the US is out. Here I explore corporate governance and compliance issues for US companies. In May, I made my third trip to Cuba in a year to do further research on rule of...
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Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Two posts of interest from Notches: (1) "History from the Witness Stand": Rachel Hope Cleves (University of Victoria) interviews George Chauncey (Yale University). (2) "More Than Loving": blogger Jennifer Dominique Jones (University of…
  • Jun 24

    ASLH Projects and Proposals Committee Invites Application

    ASLH Projects and Proposals Committee Invites Application
    [We have the following announcement.  Note especially the good news that a Hurst Summer Institute will be held in Summer 2017.]The Projects and Proposals Committee of the [American Society for Legal History] is now open for…
  • Jun 24

    Two by Lettow Lerner, on Americans' Magna Carta, Trial by Jury and Judical Comment on Evidence

    Two by Lettow Lerner, on Americans' Magna Carta, Trial by Jury and Judical Comment on Evidence
    Renee Lettow Lerner, George Washington University Law School, has posted two papers.  The first is The Troublesome Inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and Trial by Jury, in Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy, ed. Robert Hazell and…
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Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Motif Batik Pekalongan Terang Bulan

    Motif Batik Pekalongan Terang Bulan
    Batik Jelas Bln. Pekalonganditindb 18 April 2016 Batik Jelas Bln. Pekalongan2016-04-18T14 : 58 : 17+00 : 00 Program, Pelajari serta Dokumentasi No CommentMotif Batik PekalonganKain batik oleh macam hias Jelas Bln. berasal besutan Pekalongan…
  • Jun 25

    Model Hijab Modern Untuk Ibu Hamil

    Model Hijab Modern Untuk Ibu Hamil
     Type Hijab Moderen kepada Ibu Hamil adalah keperluan spesial untuk teman dekat hijaber yang tengah berbunga-bunga menunggu hadirnya sang buah hati. Tak dimungkiri beberapa besar teman dekat hijaber yang kebetulan tengah masuk umur…
  • Jun 24

    Cara Mengecilkan Paha dan Betis praktis dan sangat mudah

    Cara Mengecilkan Paha dan Betis praktis dan sangat mudah
    Saya meyakini banyak yang mendambakan paha serta betis nampak ideal, mengingat kepada seseorang perempuan. Mengingat paha serta betis yang sangat besar dapat menjadikan badan terlihat belum ramping serta malah nampak unggul pendek besutan…
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jun 25

    Temperature Rises In Debate Over NY Times Coverage Of The Law School Crisi

    Temperature Rises In Debate Over NY Times Coverage Of The Law School Crisi
    Paul Campos (Colorado), Steve Diamond, Academic Fraud (An Apparently Infinite Series): I don’t want to fill up the cyberpages of LGM with sordid academic squabbles, but I also don’t want to let Steve Diamond quote me in a fraudulent way…
  • Jun 25

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1143

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1143
    Kay Bell (Don't Mess With Taxes), IRS Commissioner Impeachment Effort Inches Along at Second, Largely Ignored Judiciary Committee Hearing: Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen probably was the happiest person in Washington,…
  • Jun 24

    Paul Ryan Unveils A Better Way To Do Tax Reform

    Paul Ryan Unveils A Better Way To Do Tax Reform
    A Better Way for Tax Reform: Our Principle In a Confident America, the tax code and the IRS work for us, not against us. Our Challenge Our tax code is a mess, and that’s putting it lightly. Multiple brackets. High rates. Special interest…
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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/
  • Jun 24

    Davis on Legal Dualism & Legal Ethic

    Davis on Legal Dualism & Legal Ethic
    Joshua P. Davis (University of San Francisco - School of Law) has posted Legal Dualism, Legal Ethics, and Fidelity to Law (Journal of the Professional Lawyer) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article argues that there is an important...
  • Jun 24

    Muchmore on Uncertainty & Regulatory Design

    Muchmore on Uncertainty & Regulatory Design
    Adam I. Muchmore (Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law) has posted Uncertainty, Complexity, and Regulatory Design (Houston Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 5, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article develops an analytic framework…
  • Jun 24

    Corbin on Claims of Religious Burden

    Corbin on Claims of Religious Burden
    Caroline Mala Corbin (University of Miami School of Law) has posted Deference to Claims of Substantial Religious Burden (Illinois Law Review Online, p.10, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Does filing paperwork in order to obtain a…
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Jun 24

    "Arkansas Supreme Court upholds lethal injection protocol and secrecy law"

    "Arkansas Supreme Court upholds lethal injection protocol and secrecy law"
    From Jurist: The Arkansas Supreme Court [official website] upheld [opinion, PDF] a state law Thursday that allows for the type, manufacturers and sellers of drugs used for lethal injections to be kept confidential. This ruling would allow the…
  • Jun 24

    "Acquittal in Freddie Gray Case Casts Doubts About Future Trials"

    "Acquittal in Freddie Gray Case Casts Doubts About Future Trials"
    From The New York Times: The acquittal on Thursday of a Baltimore police officer charged with murder and six other crimes in the death of Freddie Gray has dealt a devastating blow to the prosecution, legal experts say, and raises...
  • Jun 24

    Bhatt-Mehta & Lenga-Long on The Trafficking Victims' Protection Act of 2000

    Bhatt-Mehta & Lenga-Long on The Trafficking Victims' Protection Act of 2000
    Mala Bhatt-Mehta and Jennifer Lenga-Long (University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law) has posted Does the Trafficking Victims’ Protection Act of 2000 Have an Impact on the Anti-Trafficking Legislation…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Jun 24

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?
    Donald Trump & Boris Johnson sure look a lot alike
  • Jun 23

    #Brexit

    #Brexit
    via Twitter: I would classify this as a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/ZoqD4axYM9 — Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) June 24, 2016
  • Jun 22

    My First 100 Days as President 

    My First 100 Days as President 
    Day 14: I’ll meet with China, and tell China to his face that he has absolutely No respect for us and that things are about to change, big time. via My First 100 Days as President . Reminds me of the … Continue reading…
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ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

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

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Jun 24

    Fabulous TED Talk by David Hoffman on Lawyers as Peacemaker

    Fabulous TED Talk by David Hoffman on Lawyers as Peacemaker
    Thanks to Kim Wright, at Cutting Edge Law, I learned about a wonderful TED talk that David Hoffman gave: Lawyers as Peacemakers. Really?!? Yes, Really. It describes his personal journey from a hippie seeking social justice to lawyer who…
  • Jun 24

    RFP for the ABA DR Section’s Spring Conference

    RFP for the ABA DR Section’s Spring Conference
    If you haven’t already received the RFP for the ABA DR Section’s Spring Conference via email (from the ABA itself or on the list serv from Erin Archerd), you can now access it here.  The due date is August 3rd at 5pm…
  • Jun 23

    University of Houston Law Center v. Houston College of Law (formerly known as the South Texas College of Law))

    University of Houston Law Center v. Houston College of Law (formerly known as the South Texas College of Law))
    Yesterday the South Texas College of Law announced that it was renaming itself the Houston College of Law.  According to the Chronicle of Higher Education: Board Chairman J. Ken Johnson said in a statement the name was changed in part to…
Rank this Week: 874

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jun 24

    Obama stepped in it with Brexit, but it’s not the first time his mouth has cost him politically « Hot Air

    Obama stepped in it with Brexit, but it’s not the first time his mouth has cost him politically « Hot Air
    “He [Obama] went to Massachusetts to campaign against Scott Brown; Brown is now a senator. He went to New Jersey to campaign against Chris Christie, who is now governor. He went to Virginia to campaign against Bob McDonnell, who is...
  • Jun 24

    Men Did Greater Things When It Was Harder To See Boob

    Men Did Greater Things When It Was Harder To See Boob
    While some have made the case that Kim Kardashian and her friend Emily Ratajkowski have made boobs boring, breasts are in fact so potent that they may be hastening our decline. Breasts and female nudity have always been eye-catching to...
  • Jun 24

    'Brexit' threatens to undermine U.S.-Britain special relationship | Reuter

    'Brexit' threatens to undermine U.S.-Britain special relationship | Reuter
    Phil Gordon, a former senior foreign policy adviser to Obama, expressed concern that Europe will become inwardly focused on Britain’s departure and independence movements on the continent, leaving the United States to shoulder more of…
Rank this Week: 318

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 52

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 24

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?
    I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on how property law and the law governing debt recomposition interact—specifically in the context of the Puerto Rican debt crisis. Two major concepts that keep coming up in my research are the...
  • Jun 19

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability
    David Reiss (Brooklyn) has posted Ensuring that Homeownership is Sustainable (Westlaw Journal of Bank and Lender Liability) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This short article argues that the Federal Housing Administration has suffered as a…
  • Jun 19

    Kinsler on Native American Spouses and Disinheritance

    Kinsler on Native American Spouses and Disinheritance
    Jeffrey Kinsler (Belmont) has posted Native American Restricted Allotments: A Surviving Spouse's Elective Share Rights (Ohio Northern University Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Nearly all states have laws that prohibit decedents…
Rank this Week: 457

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Brexit, the Populist Moment, and Trust

    Brexit, the Populist Moment, and Trust
    The stunning Brexit vote showed all too clearly a chasm between elite and mass opinion, something that has always fascinated me, at least when it comes to democracies.  How do such splits happen in political systems that have regular and…
  • Jun 24

    The Isle of Constitutional Radicalism

    The Isle of Constitutional Radicalism
    The story told until recent years about the "unwritten" British Constitution was a charming paradox. On the one hand, the lack of a written Constitution there meant that the law could adapt much more easily to crises or changing…
  • Jun 23

    Another June Surprise: Justice Kennedy Upholds Race-Conscious Admissions in Fisher

    Another June Surprise: Justice Kennedy Upholds Race-Conscious Admissions in Fisher
    Confounding those who expected the Roberts Court to deliver a blow to the use of race in university admissions, Justice Anthony Kennedy today authored a 4-3 opinionin Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin upholding the constitutionality of…
Rank this Week: 165

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 523

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/
  • Jun 24

    [David Post] A brief word on Brexit

    [David Post] A brief word on Brexit
    I agree with much of what Ilya Somin has written about Brexit, and only have one thought to add. It is, as Ilya writes, a “victory for nationalistic, xenophobic forces opposed to free trade and migration,” and it is pretty clear…
  • Jun 23

    [Ilya Somin] Thoughts on Britain’s vote for Brexit

    [Ilya Somin] Thoughts on Britain’s vote for Brexit
    Although the finally tally is not yet complete, it is now clear that Britain has voted in favor of Brexit, and will likely leave the European Union. For reasons I outlined here, I think this is a bad development, and that the British have…
  • Jun 23

    [Ilya Somin] Dangerous Implications of today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding racial preferences at the University of Texa

    [Ilya Somin] Dangerous Implications of today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding racial preferences at the University of Texa
    Abigail Fisher. The plaintiff in the long-running challenge to the University of Texas’ admissions policy. Today’s Supreme Court decision upholding racial preferences in admissions at the University of Texas (UT) has potentially…
Rank this Week: 7

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: 1039

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/
  • Jun 24

    University of Texas Affirmative Action Case: Summarie

    University of Texas Affirmative Action Case: Summarie
    As you probably know, the Supreme Court has upheld the part of the university’s admissions program that includes diversity as a factor. Here is National Public Radio’s summary. And here is a longer report from the Washington Post. (ljs)
  • Jun 24

    Proposal for New AALS Section: Leveraging Technology Section

    Proposal for New AALS Section: Leveraging Technology Section
    The AALS Clinical Section’s Technology Committee is gathering signatures to petition the AALS to establish this section. From Best Practices for Legal Education, here is a prospectus: The Leveraging Technology Section will provide space for…
  • Jun 23

    The Style of Legal Writing

    The Style of Legal Writing
    This past May, at Greenhorn Legal, Chelsea Wilson (Wash U.) offered guidance on legal writing—not the “rules,” but thinking about the audience, the tone, and concision. You can access the posting here. (ljs)
Rank this Week: 876

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jun 24

    Court of Appeals of Maryland Finds Res Judicata Shouldn't Generally Bar Successive DNA Petition

    Court of Appeals of Maryland Finds Res Judicata Shouldn't Generally Bar Successive DNA Petition
    Section 8-201(b) of Maryland's Criminal Procedure Article provides as follows: (b) Notwithstanding any other law governing postconviction relief, a person who is convicted of a crime of violence under § 14–101 of the Criminal Law Article…
  • Jun 21

    California Cold Case Trial Involves Lividity Evidence

    California Cold Case Trial Involves Lividity Evidence
    According to an article in yesterday's Ventura County Star, The preliminary hearing for a man accused of the murder of a pregnant woman and allegedly dumping her body at a local high school parking lot and the killing another woman...
  • Jun 20

    Court Denies Missouri Man New Trial Despite Victim's Daughter Recanting Her Eyewitness Identification

    Court Denies Missouri Man New Trial Despite Victim's Daughter Recanting Her Eyewitness Identification
    According to an article in the Southeast Missourian, A Missouri judge refused to grant freedom to a man convicted of sexually attacking and killing a St. Louis woman more than three decades ago. Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green last...
Rank this Week: 1351

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 24

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting
    Peter Clapman (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) and Robert Koppes (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) have an interesting op-ed in today's WSJ. It starts as a victory lap for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jun 24

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later
    Interesting WLF paper on the impact of Omnicare on securities fraud class action. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jun 23

    Shareholder activists want to usurp board rights to set corporate strategy

    Shareholder activists want to usurp board rights to set corporate strategy
    Bloomberg reports that: Scott Zdrazil, who directs strategy and corporate engagement at the Office of the New York City Comptroller, said ... “we want to talk about the board,” Zdrazil said. “We want... [[ This is a content…
Rank this Week: 99

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 851

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jun 24

    Brazil Moves to Allow Greater Foreign Ownership of Airline

    Brazil Moves to Allow Greater Foreign Ownership of Airline
    An astute commentator to yesterday's post pointed out that, like India, Brazil has also taken major steps this week toward removing barriers to foreign investment in airlines. A bill that would permit 100% ownership by foreign investors,…
  • Jun 23

    India Allows Full FDI

    India Allows Full FDI
    Earlier this week, India announced that it will allow businesses in a number of sectors, including airlines, to be 100 percent foreign-owned, with the caveat that foreign carriers will still not be permitted to own more than 49% of an...
  • Jun 21

    Final Small UAS Rule Released

    Final Small UAS Rule Released
    The DOT and FAA announced today the release of the final rule for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems. We'll provide more commentary tomorrow. The full 624-page rule can be read here. A 3-page summary has also been prepared. As expected, the...
Rank this Week: 446

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    EFF/OTW/library/etc. comments on Copyright Office proposal on DMCA registration renewal

    EFF/OTW/library/etc. comments on Copyright Office proposal on DMCA registration renewal
    Read them here.  The Copyright Office has indicated, unwisely, an intent to make DMCA registrants re-register every three years, which will set up another hurdle for ISPs and encourage copyright…
  • Jun 24

    class action complaint survives GNC in 4th Cir. by pleading misleadingne

    class action complaint survives GNC in 4th Cir. by pleading misleadingne
    Midwestern Midget Football Club Inc. v. Riddell, Inc., 2016 WL 3406129, No. 2:15-00244 (S.D. W. Va. Jun. 17, 2016)Midwestern is a nonprofit youth football organization, and Riddell makes helmets for football players.  Midwestern bought…
  • Jun 23

    Reading List: The Copyright War

    Reading List: The Copyright War
    Peter Baldwin, The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle (2014)Baldwin’s basic proposition is that there has been a long history of struggles between creators, distributors and the public, and a related struggle…
Rank this Week: 141

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jun 24

    Oh Britain, Where Art Thou? (The View from the EU’s Eastern Neighbors)

    Oh Britain, Where Art Thou? (The View from the EU’s Eastern Neighbors)
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen As the news of the Brexit vote sinks in, commentators are considering the various longer-term effects. I want to highlight the how this may look to the EU’s neighbors to the east, especially countries…
  • Jun 23

    My Response to a Recent Attack on SOAS in The Spectator

    My Response to a Recent Attack on SOAS in The Spectator
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, Adrian Hilton — a self-described “conservative academic, theologian, author and educationalist” — published a vicious hit-piece in The Spectator about SOAS. It’s…
  • Jun 22

    Syria Dissent

    Syria Dissent
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein There’s an interesting, if I suspect academic, discussion over at Just Security at the moment about whether the recent proposal by 51 State Department diplomats to use military force against…
Rank this Week: 195

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

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

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Winston Churchill on European Integration

    Winston Churchill on European Integration
    The following is the final paragraph of a speech by Churchill at Zurich University on September 19, 1946:“I must now sum up the propositions which are before you. Our constant aim must be to build…
  • Jun 24

    Winston Churchill on European Integration

    Winston Churchill on European Integration
    The following is the final paragraph of a speech by Churchill at Zurich University on September 19, 1946:“I must now sum up the propositions which are before you. Our constant aim must be to build and fortify the strength of [the United…
  • Jun 22

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace
    From a blog post by Vinay Lal with his characteristically thoughtful and informed reflections upon visiting the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, India:“He may be the ‘Father of the Nation,’ but it is more than his reputation, lately…
Rank this Week: 2038

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: 198

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 882

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: 279

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Jun 24

    “Distance Learning”

    “Distance Learning”
    by Steve Friedland, Elon University Sometimes I wonder why we call mobile, on-line education “distance learning.” I understand that on-line education occurs at a distance, but even in regular bricks-and-mortar classes,…
  • Jun 20

    Cultivating Ethical Decision-Making and Practical Judgment

    Cultivating Ethical Decision-Making and Practical Judgment
    Geoffrey Hazard, chief architect of the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility, cautioned that the Model Rules should be understood as “a code of legal standards, not ethics.” Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., Rule of Ethics: The…
  • Jun 13

    Valuing Faculty Committee Work

    Valuing Faculty Committee Work
    In “Incentivizing and Assessing Committee Work Contributions, Why Now?” Professors Andi Curcio & Mary Lynch suggest that changes in legal education models necessitate re-thinking law school committee work…
Rank this Week: 4026

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/
  • Jun 24

    Overview of ABF Research (Part II): Diversity & Inclusion and Access to Justice

    Overview of ABF Research (Part II): Diversity & Inclusion and Access to Justice
    My apologies for the long gap between posts about ABF research. I’m clearly not as prolific as other guest bloggers. In fact, I don’t think I can read as fast as David Fontana can blog. Well done, David! Let me see if I can pick up the…
  • Jun 24

    Annual Law and Religion Roundtable

    Annual Law and Religion Roundtable
    With Nelson Tebbe and co-blogger Rick Garnett, I have been an organizer of something called the Annual Law and Religion Roundtable ("ALRR" for short) for the past seven or so years. (Accuracy rather than modesty compels me to say…
  • Jun 23

    Whole Women's Health

    Whole Women's Health
    Three cases remain to be decided this term--Whole Woman's Health, McDonnell v. US, and Voisine v. US. Of these, only WWH seemed even remotely likely to be a 4-4 affirmance. The Court issued two 4-4 affirmances on Thursday, in DAPA and Dollar…
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Jun 24

    Winston S. Churchill on European Integration

    Winston S. Churchill on European Integration
    The following is the final paragraph of a speech by Churchill at Zurich University on September 19, 1946: “I must now sum up the propositions which are before you. Our constant aim must be to build and fortify the strength of [the…
  • Jun 24

    Breath Tests, Blood Tests, and the Fourth Amendment

    Breath Tests, Blood Tests, and the Fourth Amendment
    Lost in the Supreme Court shuffle yesterday was the Court’s drunk driving decision (Birchfield v. South Dakota) on breath and blood tests and the Fourth Amendment. The Court ruled that breath tests whether at the scene or at the station…
  • Jun 22

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace
    From a blog post by Vinay Lal with his characteristically thoughtful and informed reflections upon visiting the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, India: “He may be the ‘Father of the Nation,’ but it is more than his reputation,…
Rank this Week: 1236

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    A Sure Bet? The Legal Status of Daily Fantasy Sport

    A Sure Bet? The Legal Status of Daily Fantasy Sport
    This past year, many law schools throughout the country held sports law symposiums on the legal status of "daily fantasy sports."  While most of these panels were unfortunately not transcribed, the Pace Intellectual Property, Sports…
  • Jun 21

    New York's Fantasy Sports Legislation May Face Constitutional Roadblock

    New York's Fantasy Sports Legislation May Face Constitutional Roadblock
    The months-long legislative battle to legalize daily fantasy sports in New York has mercifully ended following an all-day Friday/early Saturday morning marathon session, culminating in the passage of NY Senate Bill 8153 by an unexpectedly…
  • Jun 20

    New York's Fantasy Sports Legislation May Face Constitutional Roadblock

    New York's Fantasy Sports Legislation May Face Constitutional Roadblock
    The months-long legislative battle to legalize daily fantasy sports in New York has mercifully ended following an all-day Friday/early Saturday morning marathon session, culminating in the passage of NY Senate Bill 8153 by an unexpectedly…
Rank this Week: 700

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jun 24

    Brexit and the Unraveling of Peace Through Prosperity

    Brexit and the Unraveling of Peace Through Prosperity
    by Neil H. BuchananAlthough polls indicated that the British referendum on leaving the European Union was likely to be a fairly close vote, somehow it did not seem possible that the vote could go the wrong way.  Maybe the surprisingly…
  • Jun 23

    In Fisher II Justice Kennedy Finally Puts His Vote Where His Rhetoric Was All Along

    In Fisher II Justice Kennedy Finally Puts His Vote Where His Rhetoric Was All Along
    by Michael DorfAt the end of a Supreme Court term, the law clerks put on a show in which they depict the justices, gently (or not so gently) poking fun at their bosses' personal foibles and jurisprudence. These are not public events and so…
  • Jun 22

    The Questionable Utility of Life Without Parole for Juvenile

    The Questionable Utility of Life Without Parole for Juvenile
    By Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss the Supreme Court case of Montgomery v. Louisiana. Montgomery held that the case of Miller v. Alabama, which held that mandatory life without parole ("LWOP"), when imposed on…
Rank this Week: 923

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
  • Jun 24

    The Internal Dynamics of the Court

    The Internal Dynamics of the Court
    The result in Fisher was surprising, but the case illustrates an important point about how appellate courts work.  In Fisher I, the scuttlebutt is that a majority opinion was drafted (possibly by Justice Kennedy) to strike…
  • Jun 23

    The New House Filibuster

    The New House Filibuster
    I would bet that the sit-in tactic used yesterday by the House Democrats will become more common over time.  It’s pretty easy to find 50 House members who feel strongly about something and would be willing to tie up the chamber and…
  • Jun 22

    FAN 113 (First Amendment News) “Abrams Court” Breaks with Tradition & Allows Cameras in Courtroom

    FAN 113 (First Amendment News) “Abrams Court” Breaks with Tradition & Allows Cameras in Courtroom
      June 15, 2016, Washington, D.C. It was a remarkable moment when the Abrams Court sat to hear the case of Pear v. United States. The two issues before the eight-member Court were: 1.) Does the All Writs Act empower a…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Jun 24

    Ralph Stanley

    Ralph Stanley
    Has passed away:
  • Jun 24

    South Texas Law Changes Name To Houston College Of Law

    South Texas Law Changes Name To Houston College Of Law
    The presser is here. Dean Leonard Baynes of the University of Houston Law worries about brand confusion here. The ABA Journal tacitly accepts US News as the official law school ranking organization in its headline here.
  • Jun 24

    Cincinnati Law Seeks Director Of Academic Administration

    Cincinnati Law Seeks Director Of Academic Administration
    This just in: The University of Cincinnati College of Law seeks a Director of Academic Administration. This is a supervisory position in which the incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing programs to enrich the law school.…
Rank this Week: 129