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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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Legal 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/
  • Mar 23

    Dagan on Leiter on American Legal Realism

    Dagan on Leiter on American Legal Realism
    Hanoch Dagan (Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law) has posted The Real Legacy of American Legal Realism on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Brian Leiter famously described the legacy of American legal realism as a ‘naturalized…
  • Mar 23

    Testifying Today at the Gorsuch Hearing

    Testifying Today at the Gorsuch Hearing
    I will be testifying today at the Gorsuch Hearings. The schedule for the panels has not yet been set, but I believe that it is most likely that my testimony will be in the late morning. My written statement can...
  • Mar 23

    Wilkinson‐Ryan on the Effects of Boilerplate on Perceptions of Enforceability

    Wilkinson‐Ryan on the Effects of Boilerplate on Perceptions of Enforceability
    Tess Wilkinson‐Ryan (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted The Behavioral Paradox of Boilerplate on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Although assent is the doctrinal and theoretical hallmark of contract, its relevance for form…
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Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 23

    Toward a Coherent Policy on Cartel Damage

    Toward a Coherent Policy on Cartel Damage
    Jens-Uwe Franck, University of Mannheim and Martin Peitz, University of Mannheim - Department of Economics move us Toward a Coherent Policy on Cartel Damages. ABSTRACT: The focus of cartel damages law is on the recovery of the cartel…
  • Mar 23

    The Intersection of Antitrust and Market Manipulation Law

    The Intersection of Antitrust and Market Manipulation Law
    Shaun D. Ledgerwood, The Brattle Group and Jeremy A. Verlinda, The Brattle Group discuss The Intersection of Antitrust and Market Manipulation Law. Abstract The antitrust laws are increasingly used to prosecute alleged acts of market…
  • Mar 23

    Evaluating Measures of Hospital Quality

    Evaluating Measures of Hospital Quality
    Joseph J. Doyle, Jr., John A. Graves, and Jonathan Gruber are Evaluating Measures of Hospital Quality. ABSTRACT: In response to unsustainable growth in health care spending, there is enormous interest in reforming the payment system to…
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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/
  • Mar 23

    Subjectivity, Intent and Impact: The Gordian Knot of Empathy and Interpretation

    Subjectivity, Intent and Impact: The Gordian Knot of Empathy and Interpretation
    One ideal of early anthropology was that long-term ethnographic research could fully map the social structure and meanings of a specific cultural space. The ethnographer could then give total context for any individual action or social…
  • Mar 23

    Returning to LHB

    Returning to LHB
    I want to extend my thanks to the team at LHB, as they have been gracious in allowing me to return to my previous blogging stint which I began in late November, but was unable to complete at the time.Today, I restart my series of posts…
  • Mar 23

    Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of Law

    Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of Law
    [We have the following announcement. The deadline is April 30, 2017.]7th International Osnabrueck Summer Institute (OSI) on the Cultural Study of the LawThe seventh International Osnabrueck Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law…
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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/
  • Mar 23

    A Mistake Was Made In The Clients Favor But The Attorney Gets A Three-Year Suspension

    A Mistake Was Made In The Clients Favor But The Attorney Gets A Three-Year Suspension
    An inexperienced attorney used a New Jersey retainer agreement form for a New York contingent fee matter and got disbarred in New Jersey for misappropriation of litigation proceeds. He would have been entitled to what he took if he had...
  • Mar 23

    Attorney Suspended For Failure To Account For Monies Received In Bankruptcy Representation

    Attorney Suspended For Failure To Account For Monies Received In Bankruptcy Representation
    An attorney has been suspended by the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department Respondent is the subject of an investigation by the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department (hereinafter AGC)…
  • Mar 23

    Out Of Trust

    Out Of Trust
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court expressed some concerns but nonetheless accepted the voluntary license revocation of an attorney admitted in 2008. Given the [Office of Lawyer Regulation]'s admitted inability to determine whether any particular…
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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/
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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/
  • Mar 23

    The Administration's New Electronics Ban Is a Case Study in Credibility

    The Administration's New Electronics Ban Is a Case Study in Credibility
    The first news of the new U.S. ban on large electronics in the passenger cabins of flights from 10 airports in the Middle East broke in the form of a tweet from Royal Jordanian Airlines on Monday. Without immediate corroboration from the…
  • Mar 23

    Livestream: Intelligence in Defense of the Homeland

    Livestream: Intelligence in Defense of the Homeland
    The Intelligence Studies Project and Business Executives for National Security are today hosting a symposium at UT Austin on "Intelligence in Defense of the Homeland," concerning the challenges that intelligence and law enforcement agencies…
  • Mar 23

    Gorsuch on Cyber-Related Issues: Part One

    Gorsuch on Cyber-Related Issues: Part One
    Writing with a storyteller’s prose, Judge Neil Gorsuch’s knowledge about cyber issues leaps off the page. From explaining file or operating systems to evaluating the credibility of databases, he often deeply engages with the…
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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Mar 23

    Notable discussion of federal criminal justice issues at new Take Care blog

    Notable discussion of federal criminal justice issues at new Take Care blog
    A new legal blog with a number of notable contributors, Take Care, has recently been created seeking to provide "insightful, accessible, and timely legal analysis of the Trump Administration." The blog has topical pages on Criminal…
  • Mar 23

    "How long should Louisiana keep old, ill criminals in prison?"

    "How long should Louisiana keep old, ill criminals in prison?"
    The title of this post is the headline of this lengthy NOLA.com article. Here are excerpts: Emanuel Lee [is] doing life for strangling his girlfriend in New Orleans.... Lee arrived at Angola 26 years ago [and] unless something drastic…
  • Mar 22

    Department of Justice to host National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety at the end of June

    Department of Justice to host National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety at the end of June
    Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson gave this speech today at the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Symposium. The entire speech makes for an interesting and encouraging read, and here are a few passages that really caught…
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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/
  • Mar 23

    New Women Law School Dean

    New Women Law School Dean
    A study of recent law school deans, US Law School Industry: Dean Positions 2015-2016, concluded that “Law programs and their leadership remain potentially gendered: women make up only about a third of the total number of law school Deans…
  • Mar 21

    Remembering Judge Shirley Hufstedler - One of the Famous First

    Remembering Judge Shirley Hufstedler - One of the Famous First
    Robert Percival, The Judge Who Climbed Mountains, 69 Stanford L. Rev. (March 2017) Shirley and Seth Hufstedler loved to climb mountains. The week before the U.S. Department of Education opened its doors in 1980, a profile of them reported…
  • Mar 21

    Following the Changes in the Supreme Court's Abortion Law

    Following the Changes in the Supreme Court's Abortion Law
    Mary Ziegler, The New Negative Rights: Abortion Funding and Constitutional Law after Whole Woman's Health: The Hyde Amendment, a ban on the Medicaid funding of abortion, is once again at the center of the abortion wars. For the most…
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PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Mar 23

    JOTWELL: Campos on Glover on claims as property

    JOTWELL: Campos on Glover on claims as property
    The new Courts Law essay is from Sergio Campos, reviewing J. Maria Glover's A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims (Vand. L. Rev.), which considers the implications of understanding legal claims as property.
  • Mar 22

    Judging Judge Gorsuch on the Separation of Power

    Judging Judge Gorsuch on the Separation of Power
    Judge Gorsuch's views on the Chevron doctrine, which directs reviewing courts to defer to agency constructions of ambiguous statutes, have received a lot of attention, and for good reason: They are well-articulated, interesting, and…
  • Mar 21

    Priming Public Opinion on the Federal Court

    Priming Public Opinion on the Federal Court
    I wanted to pull up a chair to the blog posts last month by Richard Primus and Rick Hills about the decreasing public regard for the federal courts reported in a recent poll. I do not question these results, but I want to explain them a…
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
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Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Mar 23

    To Kill a Mockingbird: When Public Opinion Hurts the Justice Proce

    To Kill a Mockingbird: When Public Opinion Hurts the Justice Proce
    “Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends.”[1] Today’s post explores a fundamental principle of Canada’s criminal justice system: every person on trial must be…
  • Mar 22

    Are Dementors Coming to Canada?

    Are Dementors Coming to Canada?
    Separate from muggles (non-magical people), witches and wizards live their lives in secret. Hiding their magic from the non-wizarding community, they formed an entire world with schools, government agencies, and policing forces. Their…
  • Mar 21

    You Can’t Handle The Truth!

    You Can’t Handle The Truth!
    As law students, many of us have that one legal television show or movie that inspired us to become a future lawyer. For the criminal law enthusiasts, maybe it was an episode of Law and Order that stood out. You...
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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/
  • Mar 23

    ICYMI: SSRN Roundup (March 23, 2017)

    ICYMI: SSRN Roundup (March 23, 2017)
    "obstacles to reparations for human rights violations related to business..arise frm..laws of jurisdiction" https://t.co/XcpfLGdOM3 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) March 17, 2017 "expect...startup to…
  • Mar 22

    What does the EU know that the U.S. Doesn’t About the Effectiveness of Conflict Minerals Legislation?

    What does the EU know that the U.S. Doesn’t About the Effectiveness of Conflict Minerals Legislation?
    Earlier this month, the EU announced plans to implement its version of conflict minerals legislation, which covers all “conflict-affected and high-risk areas” around the world. Once approved by the Council of the EU, the law will apply to…
  • Mar 21

    Abolishing Veil Piercing Is for Legislatures, Not Court

    Abolishing Veil Piercing Is for Legislatures, Not Court
    I write often about how courts often incorrectly treat LLCs as corporations. Last week, I reported on a case about a court that misstated, in my view, the state of the law regarding LLCs and veil piercing. When I do...
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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
  • Mar 23

    No Cheers for Star Athletica

    No Cheers for Star Athletica
    Yesterday the Supreme Court issued its decision in Star Athletica LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., which addressed the issue of conceptual separability in copyright for useful articles (in this case, cheerleading uniforms). I’ll post…
  • Mar 22

    FAN 145.1 (First Amendment News) First Amendment Society to Host The Slants @ Flying Dog Brewery

    FAN 145.1 (First Amendment News) First Amendment Society to Host The Slants @ Flying Dog Brewery
    On Sunday, April 16th at 6.00 p.m., The First Amendment Society will host the rock group whose case is waiting to be decided by the Supreme Court — yes, The Slants. They are the all-Asian American dance-rock band (music video)…
  • Mar 22

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 70, Number 2

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 70, Number 2
    The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our March 2017 issue: ARTICLES Daniel Farbman, Reconstructing Local Government, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 413 (2017) Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl, The Jurisdiction Canon, 70 Vand.…
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    What incorrect belief did you carry around for the longest time and how did you find out you were wrong?

    What incorrect belief did you carry around for the longest time and how did you find out you were wrong?
    A question that occurred to me in this context. I'm not looking for philosophical, religious, or political beliefs of the sort that people disagree about, where you shifted sides — such as realizing that God does/doesn't exist, that…
  • Mar 23

    "What's the most pointless argument you've been passionately involved in?"

    "What's the most pointless argument you've been passionately involved in?"
    A Reddit discussion. The top-rated answer is:My junior year of high school I got into a very heated debate with my friend over whether Cheetos were considered chips. After half an hour of yelling about this he finally called frito-lay…
  • Mar 23

    "The Most Beautiful College in Every State."

    "The Most Beautiful College in Every State."
    According to Travel + Leisure.Lots of pretty photographs, but the one chosen for the University of Wisconsin–Madison is a bit puzzling. It shows the roof line of the stock pavilion against the sky. You should show the placement of the…
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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/
  • Mar 23

    How to do story-driven philosophy for audio

    How to do story-driven philosophy for audio
    The Humanities-writ large initiative at Duke University is responsible for allowing me to work full time this entire academic year to produce the first season of Hi-Phi Nation. I have done nothing but this project, and since it is most...
  • Mar 23

    Scouting, STEM, and...Philosophy?

    Scouting, STEM, and...Philosophy?
    One thing that philosophy seems to struggle with is wider public influence and understanding. How do we get people before they get to college or independent of college to know about and appreciate philosophy? A story titled “the exact…
  • Mar 23

    Daniel Dennett profiled...

    Daniel Dennett profiled...
    ...in The New Yorker.
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Reading list: a credit card nudge that seemed to work

    Reading list: a credit card nudge that seemed to work
    The power of light-touch financial education: A demonstration with credit card revolversJAN 19, 2017Can simple guidelines, or rules to live by, help consumers reduce their credit card debt? Can they be useful as a financial education tool?…
  • Mar 22

    Reading list: new governors of online speech

    Reading list: new governors of online speech
    Kate Klonick, The New Governors: The People, Rules, and Processes Governing Online SpeechHarvard Law Review, ForthcomingAbstractPrivate online platforms have an increasingly essential role in free speech and participation in democratic…
  • Mar 22

    Iconic movie scene allows copyright but not TM claim against multimedia installation

    Iconic movie scene allows copyright but not TM claim against multimedia installation
    Harold Lloyd Entertainment, Inc. v. Moment Factory One, Inc., No. LA CV15-01556, 2015 WL 12765142 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 29, 2015)|Another blast for the past—I would really like to know more about the Westclip algorithm, but I can’t…
Rank this Week: 506

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Mar 23

    Mississippi Drops Defense of Admitting Privilege Requirement; Litigation on OB/GYN Requirement Continue

    Mississippi Drops Defense of Admitting Privilege Requirement; Litigation on OB/GYN Requirement Continue
    Rewire (March 21, 2017): Mississippi Finally Stops Defending Clinic Shutdown Law, by Jessica Mason Pieklo: Eight months after the Supreme Court's decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, Mississippi dropped its defense of an admitting…
  • Mar 21

    Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate

    Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate
    Huffington Post (March 20, 2017): Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate, by Catherine Pearson: On Monday, a group of women arrived at the Texas Senate Chambers wearing red robes and white bonnets as a nod to characters...
  • Mar 18

    Turnaway Study Noted for "the Ordinariness of It"

    Turnaway Study Noted for "the Ordinariness of It"
    New York Times (Dec. 14, 2016): Abortion Is Found to Have Little Effect on Women’s Mental Health, by Pam Belluck: A new study comparing women who had abortions with those who were turned away at clinics finds that women who...
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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/
  • Mar 23

    Kaye on Hypothesis Testing in Law and Forensic Science

    Kaye on Hypothesis Testing in Law and Forensic Science
    David H. Kaye (Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law) has posted Hypothesis Testing in Law and Forensic Science: A Memorandum (Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 130, No. 5, pp. 127-136, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
  • Mar 22

    Pundik on Racial Profiling

    Pundik on Racial Profiling
    Amit Pundik (Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law) has posted Against Racial Profiling on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A police officer sees a suspicious bulge in the pocket of a passing pedestrian and deliberates whether to stop...
  • Mar 22

    Garrett et al. on Capital Juror

    Garrett et al. on Capital Juror
    Brandon L. Garrett, Daniel A. Krauss and Nicholas Scurich (University of Virginia School of Law, Claremont McKenna College - Department of Psychology and University of California, Irvine) have posted Capital Jurors in an Era of Death Penalty…
Rank this Week: 108

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: 1361

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 23

    Judge Gorsuch Makes It "Personal"

    Judge Gorsuch Makes It "Personal"
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column went live yesterday morning, after a very full day of questioning of Judge Gorsuch by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The column makes a number of points about the way in which the…
  • Mar 22

    Judge Gorsuch and the Role of Public Interest Litigation in our Democracy

    Judge Gorsuch and the Role of Public Interest Litigation in our Democracy
    by Alan K. ChenIn 2005, shortly before he was appointed to the federal bench, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wrote a commentary for the National Review criticizing liberals’ reliance on litigation to accomplish social reform. This…
  • Mar 21

    Trump's Inescapable Carnival Act: Live By It, Die By It?

    Trump's Inescapable Carnival Act: Live By It, Die By It?
    by Neil H. BuchananHas Donald Trump figured out how to beat the press?  There is understandable concern that his Twitter addiction has superseded the normal channels of political communication, and that he has in general put himself…
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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/
  • Mar 23

    This is What Hypocrisy Looks Like

    This is What Hypocrisy Looks Like
    by co-editor JoAnn Kamuf Ward, Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School This week saw further demonstrations of the Trump Administration's hostility towards the institutions designed to promote and protect our basic rights. As U.S. human…
  • Mar 22

    A “No Show” at the IACHR: A Portentous Absence

    A “No Show” at the IACHR: A Portentous Absence
    by guest contributor Deborah M. Weissman, Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC School of Law The failure of the United States government to appear at a scheduled hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights…
  • Mar 21

    No Excuse for US Refusal to Attend InterAmerican Commission Hearing

    No Excuse for US Refusal to Attend InterAmerican Commission Hearing
    by guest author Sarah Paoletti, Penn Law The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ 161st Period of Sessions – which concluded with hearings on the United States – will be marked by the unprecedented failure of the…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 23

    Thursday Thinkpiece: McMahon on the Excruciatingly Gradual Civilization of Canada’s Legal System

    Thursday Thinkpiece: McMahon on the Excruciatingly Gradual Civilization of Canada’s Legal System
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Mar 23

    Leadership Styles for Practice Group/Client Team Leader

    Leadership Styles for Practice Group/Client Team Leader
    Law firm marketers have been fundamental to the establishment and management of many law firm practice groups and client teams in North American law firms. Critical to the success of these efforts has been the ability to help train team…
  • Mar 22

    Judgmental Judge

    Judgmental Judge
    Judges exercise considerable power, and discharge a crucial public function. They identify, interpret and even create the rules that govern us. They decide what happened. And they determine the legal consequences of what happened. But judges…
Rank this Week: 52

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 23

    Provost Removes Cincinnati Law School Dean Less Than Two Years Into Her Five-Year Term

    Provost Removes Cincinnati Law School Dean Less Than Two Years Into Her Five-Year Term
    Following up on my previous posts: Jennifer Bard Named Dean at Cincinnati (Mar. 4, 2015) Cincinnati Law School Dean Under Fire From Faculty: Ouster, Vote Of No Confidence Discussed As Provost Unveils 6-Month Plan To 'Restore Mutual Trust And…
  • Mar 23

    NPR:Joe Bankman, Tax Hero

    NPR:Joe Bankman, Tax Hero
    NPR Planet Money, Tax Hero: Imagine if you had to pay your credit card bill the way you pay your taxes. Each month, Visa would send you a blank form. The form would instruct you to gather all your receipts, write down every purchase you had…
  • Mar 23

    The Most Beautiful College In Every State

    The Most Beautiful College In Every State
    Travel+Leisure, The Most Beautiful College in Every State: When selecting the most enchanting school in every state, we considered the setting and scenery; the design of the buildings ... ; and the upkeep of the campus grounds. And we took…
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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/
  • Mar 23

    Posted on The Conversation: The Continuing Saga of the PACE Trial

    Posted on The Conversation: The Continuing Saga of the PACE Trial
    If you are not familiar with The Conversation, I urge you to check it out. It is "an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public." Funded by a number of...
  • Mar 22

    Short Question

    Short Question
    Writing at the always interesting PrawfsBlawg, Howard Wasserman links to this Slate article in which Will Oremus explains why reporters should stop asking complex, mulit-part questions at political press conferences. Says Oremus, "this…
  • Mar 22

    Temple Law Announces Dean Finalist

    Temple Law Announces Dean Finalist
    Temple University School of Law has announced three finalists for the position of Dean. They are A. Benjamin Spencer (Virginia), Robert Ahdieh (Emory), and Gregory Mandel (the current Interim Dean.)
Rank this Week: 84

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 23

    2nd Children Now More Common in China

    2nd Children Now More Common in China
    From the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the PRC: The universal second-child policy implemented early last year was a major factor in raising the number of births in China to 17.86 million last year, an increase of 7.9...
  • Mar 22

    Paralegals May Be Able To Provide Family Law Services in Ontario, Canada

    Paralegals May Be Able To Provide Family Law Services in Ontario, Canada
    From CBC News: A report on reforms to the Ontario family law system recommends allowing paralegals to provide more family law services without supervision from lawyers. The province says that in 2014-15 more than 57 per cent of people in...
  • Mar 21

    Many Forced Marriage Cases in the United Kingdom in 2016

    Many Forced Marriage Cases in the United Kingdom in 2016
    From Family Law Week: The Forced Marriage Unit has published information on the number of cases reported to the Unit via its public helpline and email inbox from 1 January to 31 December 2016. In 2016, the Forced Marriage Unit...
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 38

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Mar 23

    Wrongful Birth Versus Wrongful Conception in Georgia

    Wrongful Birth Versus Wrongful Conception in Georgia
    A Georgia sperm bank is facing numerous suits based on a donor who was touted as a Ph.D. in neuroscience with an IQ of 160 when he was, in fact, a college dropout with a criminal record and a diagnosis...
  • Mar 22

    IA: Senate Passes Med Mal Reform Bill

    IA: Senate Passes Med Mal Reform Bill
    The Iowa Senate passed a tort reform bill in an attempt to attract more physicians to the state: Senate File 465 includes provisions governing doctor-patient communications after adverse medical incidents; capping limits on non-economic…
  • Mar 21

    Idaho Seeks Entry-Level Torts Professor

    Idaho Seeks Entry-Level Torts Professor
    The University of Idaho College of Law is conducting an off market search for Torts, Advanced Torts, Professional Responsibility, and a fourth course to be negotiated with the Dean. We anticipate this position will be in Boise, as opposed…
Rank this Week: 391

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/
  • Mar 22

    Retiring to Margaritaville?

    Retiring to Margaritaville?
    Are you a Parrot Head? (If you don't know what I mean, the answer to the question is no). Whether you are a Parrot Head or not, wouldn't you love to retire to Margaritaville? Now you can! Jimmy Buffet is...
  • Mar 22

    Nursing Home Regs: Admission

    Nursing Home Regs: Admission
    Justice in Aging has released a new brief on the revised nursing home regulations this one focusing on admissions, A Closer Look at the Revised Nursing Facility Regulations Admission. Here's the executive summary: The revised regulations…
  • Mar 21

    Health Care Bill & Impact on Elder

    Health Care Bill & Impact on Elder
    It's not final, it's not been passed, and changes are likely, but the current health care bill, known as the American Health Care Act, has a significant impact on elders. Last week's CBO report engendered a lot of discussion about...
Rank this Week: 537

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: 487

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
  • Mar 22

    Brexit and PIL, Over and Over

    Brexit and PIL, Over and Over
    The abandonment of the EU by the UK is at the root of many doubts concerning the legal regime of cross-border private relationships. Little by little the panorama begins to clear up as the expectations and objectives of the UK are made…
  • Mar 22

    ERA Conference on European Insolvency Law

    ERA Conference on European Insolvency Law
    On 8-9 June 2017, the Academy of European Law (ERA) will host a conference on European Insolvency Law under the title: “Insolvency Proceedings within the EU: Latest Developments” at the ERA conference center in Trier (Germany).…
  • Mar 21

    House of Lords EU Committee on Judicial Cooperation post-Brexit

    House of Lords EU Committee on Judicial Cooperation post-Brexit
    On 20 March 2017 the European Union Committee of the House of Lords on Judicial hast published its Report on Judicial cooperation post-Brexit (“Brexit: Justice for families, individuals and Businesses?”). The full Report is…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Mar 22

    Charlotte School Of Law To Go Non-Profit As Part Of Overhaul

    Charlotte School Of Law To Go Non-Profit As Part Of Overhaul
    WFAE, Charlotte School Of Law To Go Non-Profit As Part Of Overhaul. "Charlotte School of Law is on its way to becoming a non-profit. It's part of the plan to get the law school's federal loan money re-instated." "MT: How...
  • Mar 22

    How to Complain Successfully

    How to Complain Successfully
    At Vitae, we find advice on how to complain successfully. Here is an abridged version.  Gather your facts. Make it easy to research and resolve your concerns.  Think Twitter, rather than War and Peace. Multi-page missives are rarely...
  • Mar 22

    Does Technology Hinder Learning?

    Does Technology Hinder Learning?
    Many people today are proclaiming the enormous advances of technology in education. Here, at the Legal Skills Prof Blog, we have been more cautious. We acknowledge the importance of technology in legal education, but we also recognize that it…
Rank this Week: 1575

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Mar 22

    Sympathy for the Comfortable: The New Conservative Theory of Compassion

    Sympathy for the Comfortable: The New Conservative Theory of Compassion
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan explains in plain English what Mick Mulvaney meant when he attempted to justify President Trump’s budget proposal that would cut programs that help America’s most…
  • Mar 22

    Is Greyball Really Blackball? Uber Has a Private Tool That Blocks Government Officials and Other Rider

    Is Greyball Really Blackball? Uber Has a Private Tool That Blocks Government Officials and Other Rider
    University of Washington law professor Anita Ramasastry discusses “Greyball,” a private tool Uber reportedly used to identify government inspectors and prevent them from hailing a ride. Ramasastry explains the dangers inherent in…
  • Mar 21

    The Educational Function of Kabuki Confirmation Hearing

    The Educational Function of Kabuki Confirmation Hearing
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf explains the value of the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, despite the tradition in such hearings of the nominee evading answering questions about the most divisive…
Rank this Week: 1856

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Mar 22

    FWIW, my current take on the Russian hacking story

    FWIW, my current take on the Russian hacking story
    Obviously, collusion with a foreign power is serious misconduct and, if it happened, should be punished. (After all, only our CIA is allowed to interfere in foreign elections!) But the fact remains... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Mar 19

    Why does the UCLA Law Review hate business law? Or private law generally, for that matter?

    Why does the UCLA Law Review hate business law? Or private law generally, for that matter?
    The UCLA Law Review is once again soliciting ideas for its annual symposium issue. Here's the last ten topics: 2007: Constitutional Niches: The Role of Institutional Context in Constitutional Law... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 19

    Review of Stephen Presser's "Law Professors"

    Review of Stephen Presser's "Law Professors"
    Mark Pulliam has a thoughtful review of Stephen presser's interesting new book that uses a series of biographical sketches of law professors (some of whom want on to bigger and better things, such as... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • Mar 22

    It Takes a Village

    It Takes a Village
    “It takes a village” or “it takes a village to raise a child” are sayings that we often hear. The origins of these sayings are unclear and there is much dispute about the origins. It is primarily thought that these...
  • Mar 21

    Director of Bar Support at Minnesota Law

    Director of Bar Support at Minnesota Law
    The full position description is here: Download Director of Bar Support.
  • Mar 20

    Berkeley Director of L.L.M. Writing and Academic Support

    Berkeley Director of L.L.M. Writing and Academic Support
    Berkeley Law is seeking a Director of LL.M. Writing and Academic Support. The Director will be responsible for developing the curriculum for Berkeley Law's LL.M. legal research and writing (LRW) programs, for teaching two sections of LRW and…
Rank this Week: 1191

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 22

    Article on Shifting Revenue to State & Local Government

    Article on Shifting Revenue to State & Local Government
    Alyssa A. DiRusso recently published an Article entitled, Wealth Management Planning to Shift Revenue to State and Local Governments, 31 Probate & Property 46 (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: With Donald Trump elected…
  • Mar 22

    New Tools for Elder Financial Abuse Are on the Rise

    New Tools for Elder Financial Abuse Are on the Rise
    Artificial intelligence, data, and virtual reality may become future tools for elder financial abuse. In the age of technology, elders rely on direct mail and telephone solicitation to become familiar with non-profits and give to charity,…
  • Mar 22

    Article on New IRS Estate Tax Lien Requirement

    Article on New IRS Estate Tax Lien Requirement
    Shaina S. Kamen & Michael S. Schwartz recently published an Article entitled, New IRS Release of Estate Tax Lien Requirements: The Sale of Homes or Apartments by an Estate Just Became a Little More Complicated, 31 Probate & Property…
Rank this Week: 41

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Mar 22

    Budget 2017: Why Canada’s Digital Policy Future Is Up For Grab

    Budget 2017: Why Canada’s Digital Policy Future Is Up For Grab
    Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau released his government's 2017 budget today and while the spending promises may be underwhelming for some, the documents sets out an ambitious agenda for digital policy review. In fact, with changes to…
  • Mar 22

    How Navdeep Bains Can Get His #Innovation Groove Back

    How Navdeep Bains Can Get His #Innovation Groove Back
    The release of today's federal budget is expected to include a significant emphasis on innovation, with the government revealing how it plans to spend (or re-allocate) hundreds of millions of dollars that is intended to support innovation.…
  • Mar 21

    Panel Rejects Eli Lilly Claim Over Canadian Patent Law, Orders Company to Pay Millions in Cost

    Panel Rejects Eli Lilly Claim Over Canadian Patent Law, Orders Company to Pay Millions in Cost
    In the early 1990s, Eli Lilly applied for patent protection in Canada for two chemical compounds, olanzapine and atomoxetine. The company had already obtained patents over the compounds, but asserted that it had evidence to support new uses…
Rank this Week: 645

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Mar 22

    Duke is Hiring

    Duke is Hiring
    Job Announcement: Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic, Duke University School of Law Duke University School of Law seeks to fill a Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney position in its International Human…
  • Mar 19

    Herzog Lecture on "Preventing and Punishing Crimes Against Humanity"

    Herzog Lecture on "Preventing and Punishing Crimes Against Humanity"
    Preventing and Punishing Crimes Against Humanity Speaker: Prof. Sean D. Murphy, Member, International Law Commission Fred F. Herzog Memorial Lecture Thursday, March 23, 2017, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth…
  • Mar 19

    Global Legal Skills Conference Wraps Up in Mexico; Next GLS Conference Slated for Melbourne, Australia

    Global Legal Skills Conference Wraps Up in Mexico; Next GLS Conference Slated for Melbourne, Australia
    The photo here shows some of the more than 120 participants who attended the 12th Global Legal Skills Conference at the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey, Mexico. Participants came from more than 17 countries, including Australia,…
Rank this Week: 542

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: 182

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    The Suspicious Package, the Cell Phone and the Text Message

    The Suspicious Package, the Cell Phone and the Text Message
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeal ofIdaho:   State v. Billups, 2017 WL 929956 (2017). The court begins, as courts usually do, by explaining how and why the case came about:A detective responded to a call from a…
  • Mar 20

    The Issue of First Impression, Texting and the Fatal Automobile Accident

    The Issue of First Impression, Texting and the Fatal Automobile Accident
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, Genesee County, New York: Vega v. Crane,2017 WL 887159 (2017).  The case involved a civil suit brought by Carmen Vega who wasseeking to recover for injuries she sustained in a…
  • Mar 15

    Facebook and Attempting To Obtain Property By False Pretense

    Facebook and Attempting To Obtain Property By False Pretense
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of North Carolina: North Carolina v. Arthiando Lurez Phillips, 2017 WL 899991 (2017). The court begins the opinion, as courts usually do, by explaining how and why the prosecution…
Rank this Week: 118

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 1189

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/
  • Mar 22

    Sheley v. Harrop (Cal. Ct. App. - March 20, 2017)

    Sheley v. Harrop (Cal. Ct. App. - March 20, 2017)
    A full third of this opinion reads like a bench memorandum.  A draft opinion that spells out for the judge what went on below.  Including ten full pages of headings like "Special Motion to Strike," "Respondent's Opposition,"…
  • Mar 21

    Fiduciary Trust Int'l v. Klein (Cal. Ct. App. - March 21, 2017)

    Fiduciary Trust Int'l v. Klein (Cal. Ct. App. - March 21, 2017)
    "This is the latest appeal in a longstanding, particularly acrimonious probate matter involving the Mark Hughes Family Trust (trust). . . . This probate matter has been before us on appeal numerous times over the past decade."Yikes.…
  • Mar 20

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Supreme Ct. - March 20, 2017)

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Supreme Ct. - March 20, 2017)
    It's not as if I don't understand the theory.  Or even, at some level, empathize with it.  It's true that incredibly long footnotes sometimes detract from the flow of an opinion.  I get that.  Trust me.  As a result,…
Rank this Week: 158

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Mar 22

    Robert Brain (Loyola Los Angeles) - KCON Scholarship Spotlight

    Robert Brain (Loyola Los Angeles) - KCON Scholarship Spotlight
    The conference is over but the scholarship lives on. This is one of a series of posts highlighting several KCON XII presenters who graciously provided me with abstracts or summaries of their presentations. A PROPOSAL TO ELIMINATE UCC §…
  • Mar 19

    The Oxford Comma is (Still) Important

    The Oxford Comma is (Still) Important
    In case you have not yet heard about the recent First Circuit Court of Appeals case discussing the legal importance of a comma, here goes: A Maine statute lists the following activities as not counting for overtime pay: The canning,...
  • Mar 17

    No Lawsuit for Selling Suboptimally Sized Product

    No Lawsuit for Selling Suboptimally Sized Product
    A group of plaintiffs suffering from glaucoma bought eye drops manufactured by six pharmaceutical companies. They claimed that the eye drops were unnecessarily large (no, let’s not go there this time): all drops sold by these manufacturers…
Rank this Week: 183