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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: 1097

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1216

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Mar 26

    Congratulations to the 2015 Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition Finalist

    Congratulations to the 2015 Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition Finalist
    Congratulations to this year’s Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition finalists: Larissa Dallman, Mary Ellis, Natalie Schiferl, and Nicole Ways. All the competitors presented strong oral arguments tonight. Thank you…
  • Mar 26

    Israel Reflections 2015-Day Two: Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    Israel Reflections 2015-Day Two: Church of the Holy Sepulchre
    I am planning on interspersing blogs about our more academic visits with blogs about our wonderful sightseeing.  The student visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre turned out to be more amazing than expected, as our students were…
  • Mar 24

    Israel Reflections 2015: Masada & the Dead Sea

    Israel Reflections 2015: Masada & the Dead Sea
    For a little different start to our trip, I decided this year to fit in a visit to Masada and the Dead Sea.  This was both for getting over jet lag purposes and because the history and geology of both places are a great frame for the…
Rank this Week: 822

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 26

    Fifth Circuit Rejects FMLA Claim

    Fifth Circuit Rejects FMLA Claim
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fifth Circuit dismissed most of the plaintiff's Family and Medical Leave Act case in Bryant v. Texas Dep't of Aging and Disability Services, holding that most claims were barred by state…
  • Mar 26

    Indiana Governor Signs Controversial State RFRA Law

    Indiana Governor Signs Controversial State RFRA Law
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Governor Mike Pence of Indiana in a "private ceremony," signed the controversial Senate Act 101, a state RFRA, into law. Governor Mike Pence of Indiana via…
  • Mar 26

    Ninth Circuit to Reconsider "Good Cause" Requirement for Concealed Carry

    Ninth Circuit to Reconsider "Good Cause" Requirement for Concealed Carry
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit announced today that it would reconsider a three-judge panel's ruling striking San Diego's requirement that a person show "good cause" before obtaining a concealed carry…
Rank this Week: 171

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 162

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Mar 26

    Write On! Call for Submissions: Theoretical Approaches to International Law, UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (deadline 30 April)

    Write On! Call for Submissions: Theoretical Approaches to International Law, UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (deadline 30 April)
    Call for Submissions Volume 4, Issue 2 (October 2015): Special Issue on Theoretical Approaches to International Law The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (UCLJLJ) is a law journal run by postgraduate students of the UCL Faculty of…
  • Mar 25

    Unleashing a wave

    Unleashing a wave
    Two weeks ago the Greek Defence Minister, Panos Kammenos, threatened to unleash a “wave of millions of economic migrants” and “jihadists of the Islamic State” on Europe if it failed to respond to Greece’s demands…
  • Mar 25

    Introducing Dina Townsend

    Introducing Dina Townsend
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Dina Townsend as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Dina is a PhD Fellow in the Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo. Her research focuses on the concept of human…
Rank this Week: 40

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 26

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    This is --  unintentionally -- hilarious.  (Okay, maybe not hilarious.  But pretty funny/ironic.)Judge Wardlaw writes a 36-page, single-spaced opinion.  I read the whole thing, and am about to say something about it.You…
  • Mar 25

    People v. Velasco-Palacios (Cal. Ct. App. - March 23, 2015)

    People v. Velasco-Palacios (Cal. Ct. App. - March 23, 2015)
    I said last week that I might not have dismissed the indictment -- and let a (potentially) guilty person free -- based on the government misconduct in that case.  Unlike the Ninth Circuit.By contrast, here's a case where I think the…
  • Mar 24

    Watts v. Oak Shores Community Ass'n (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2015)

    Watts v. Oak Shores Community Ass'n (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2015)
    This is justice?!I'm not saying that Justice Gilbert's opinion is unambiguously wrong.  Maybe it even reaches the legally correct result.But the thing leaves an incredibly bad taste in my mouth.  If it's indeed the "right"…
Rank this Week: 120

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Mar 26

    Lens on Stays Pending Appeal

    Lens on Stays Pending Appeal
    Jill Lens has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, Stays Pending Appeal: Why the Merits Should Not Matter, which will be published in the Florida State University Law Review. Here’s the abstract: In Nken v. Holder, the Supreme...
  • Mar 24

    SCOTUS Decision on Agency Determinations and Issue Preclusion

    SCOTUS Decision on Agency Determinations and Issue Preclusion
    Today the Supreme Court decided B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., a case about the preclusive effect of determinations made by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) when reviewing trademark registrations. Writing for a…
  • Mar 23

    Advisory Committee Agenda Includes Class Action Amendment "Sketches," Loser-Pays Report

    Advisory Committee Agenda Includes Class Action Amendment "Sketches," Loser-Pays Report
    The Advisory Committee on Civil Rules has released the 640-page agenda for its April 9-10, 2015 meeting. The agenda includes many items that are of interest. The following is far from an exhaustive list: In the Draft Minutes for the...
Rank this Week: 464

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Mar 26

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread
    As we all know by now, the Supreme Court issued its decision yesterday in Young v. UPS, which resulted in a 6-3 victory for the plaintiff. Congratulations to friend-of-blog Sam Bagenstos, who was closely involved in the case and provided...
  • Mar 25

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA
    The Supreme Court issued an opinion today in Young v. UPS, a case concerning whether a pregnant woman denied a light duty accommodation under a policy that accommodated injuries caused on the job with light duty assignments, but did not...
  • Mar 21

    Bernt on Crowd Work and Volunteerism

    Bernt on Crowd Work and Volunteerism
    Lisa Bernt (Visiting scholar, Northeastern) has just posted on SSRN her very interesting piece, "Suppressing the Mischief: New Work, Old Problems". This article was part of a symposium issue, "Employed or Just Working?:…
Rank this Week: 92

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 26

    Peters on Criticisms International Legal Scholarship

    Peters on Criticisms International Legal Scholarship
    Anne Peters (Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law) has posted International Legal Scholarship Under Challenge (For publication in: Jean d’Aspremont, Tarcisio Gazzini, André Nollkaemper and Wouter Werner…
  • Mar 26

    Broughman & Widiss on an Empirical Analysis of Shadow Precedent

    Broughman & Widiss on an Empirical Analysis of Shadow Precedent
    Brian J. Broughman and Deborah A. Widiss (Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Indiana University Maurer School of Law) has posted After the Override: An Empirical Analysis of Shadow Precedent on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The ability…
  • Mar 26

    Brown on Citizens United & Ordinary Corruption

    Brown on Citizens United & Ordinary Corruption
    George D. Brown (Boston College Law School) has posted Applying Citizens United to Ordinary Corruption (Notre Dame Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Federal criminal law frequently deals with the problem of corruption in…
Rank this Week: 24

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 26

    South Carolina Alimony

    South Carolina Alimony
    From Cheraw Chronicle: In South Carolina, the topic of alimony is heating up as the state’s alimony laws are being challenged by South Carolina Alimony Reform, an organization formed in 2011 and led by Wyman Oxner, an Orangeburg resident…
  • Mar 25

    FL Alimony

    FL Alimony
    From Sun Sentinel: Legislation that would end permanent alimony in Florida also would let people reduce their payments after retiring. House and Senate versions of the bill were filed late Tuesday to overhaul Florida's alimony system and, for…
  • Mar 24

    ICWA

    ICWA
    From Indian Country Today Media Network: On Tuesday, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has published revised, sweeping new guidelines to ensure the rights and protections of…
Rank this Week: 246

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 26

    Trending Toward #Justice — Ken Jost’s New Book

    Trending Toward #Justice — Ken Jost’s New Book
    The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice. — Martin Luther King, Jr. (epigraph quote) Ken Jost — journalist, blogger, author, teacher, and Supreme Court aficionado — has a new…
  • Mar 26

    Stanton Biography

    Stanton Biography
    When I was working on my Bingham book, I remarked that we could use a new biography of Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln’s principal Secretary of War and a leading figure during Reconstruction.  I learned the other days that a new…
  • Mar 25

    FAN 53 (First Amendment News) Justice Sotomayor joins in discussion of Burt Neuborne’s New Book (“Madison’s Music”)

    FAN 53 (First Amendment News) Justice Sotomayor joins in discussion of Burt Neuborne’s New Book (“Madison’s Music”)
    [My colleague Anthony Kennedy’s] approach to [the First Amendment], unlike some of my other colleagues,  is born on a very, very, almost fanatical belief that . . . the essence of democracy is no regulation of speech. –…
Rank this Week: 67

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 115

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • Mar 26

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry
    Competition: Commissioner Vestager announces proposal for e-commerce sector inquiry Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commissioner in charge of competition policy Margrethe Vestager announced today at a conference in Berlin a forthcoming…
  • Feb 26

    Antitrust awards time ...

    Antitrust awards time ...
    I have been nominated for two academic awards in the competition law & economics field: 1. Antitrust writing award My article “Antitrust Compliance Programmes & Optimal Antitrust Enforcement: A Reply to Wouter Wils” has…
  • Feb 25

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law
    The Harvard European Law Association is putting together a very nice programme where I will give a keynote speech and chair a couple of panels. Preliminary Program Harvard European Law Association Informal Enforcement of Competition Law:…
Rank this Week: 1875

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
  • Mar 26

    Conflating Politics and Development in Investment Treaty Arbitration

    Conflating Politics and Development in Investment Treaty Arbitration
    I’m linking here to a wonderful blog post from FOB Susan Franck about her latest article on investment treaty arbitration (ITA).  Contrary to recent press about the evils of ITA for developing countries, she has found:…
  • Mar 25

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Parent’s Circle

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Parent’s Circle
    We have met with the Parent’s Circle each time we have gone to Israel for an amazing meeting,  and this time did not disappoint either.  My favorite part was how they ended–“Do not be Pro-Israel; Do Not be…
  • Mar 25

    Illusions of Competence

    Illusions of Competence
    BARBRI’s“State of the Legal Field Survey” reports that “71 percent of 3L law students believe they possess sufficient practice skills. In contrast, only 23 percent of practicing attorneys who work at companies that…
Rank this Week: 704

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 26

    Short Suspension For Attempt to View Unclothed Teen

    Short Suspension For Attempt to View Unclothed Teen
    The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board has affirmed a 30-day suspension of a lawyer conviction of attempted surveillance of an unclothed person, who was his eighteen-year-old step-niece. The offense is a misdemeanor. The attorney's conduct…
  • Mar 26

    Remand In Fee Fight

    Remand In Fee Fight
    A recent opinion of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court addresses a fight between lawyers over a substantial fee. In these related cases, all parties are practicing Maine attorneys or Maine law firms. In both matters, (1) complaints,…
  • Mar 26

    Obstruction Of Breathing Charge Gets Judge Suspended

    Obstruction Of Breathing Charge Gets Judge Suspended
    The New York Court of Appeals has suspended a Green Island Town Court judge recently charged with domestic violence. CBS 6 had a report on the charges The Albany County Sheriff's office have arrested 45 year-old Jeffrey Dorrance, charging…
Rank this Week: 188

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 26

    You Can't Fix This Stupid Law

    You Can't Fix This Stupid Law
    by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, published today, I continue a discussion that I began two weeks ago in a Verdict column and its associated Dorf on Law post.  In those earlier pieces, I discussed whether the debt ceiling…
  • Mar 25

    How Biased Towards Libertarianism is the US Constitution?

    How Biased Towards Libertarianism is the US Constitution?
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column discusses  a recent Harvard Law Review essay by Suzanna Sherry, in which she reviews Richard Epstein’s book, The Classical Liberal Constitution. Sherry says (correctly) that Epstein defends a…
  • Mar 24

    Discussing U.S. Debt in Putin's Newspaper

    Discussing U.S. Debt in Putin's Newspaper
    by Neil H. BuchananHaving frequently complained about the low quality of the U.S. media (as recently as four days ago, in fact), it is worth pondering whether the media from other countries are equally bad, or worse.  My best interviews…
Rank this Week: 409

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Mar 26

    Republicans Propose to Block Funding for Critical Benefit

    Republicans Propose to Block Funding for Critical Benefit
    Since the 1900s, Congressional Republicans have proposed block grant style funding for Medicaid. A block grant is a fixed amount of money allocated from the federal government to states in order to support social assistance programs. On…
  • Mar 23

    Oregon’s “Motor Voter” Bill Becomes Nation’s First Automatic Voter Registration Law

    Oregon’s “Motor Voter” Bill Becomes Nation’s First Automatic Voter Registration Law
    Amidst the passage of increasingly restrictive voter ID laws, Oregon’s current governor, Kate Brown, recently signed a groundbreaking piece of voting legislation for the state. House Bill 2177 was passed on Monday, and is the first of…
  • Mar 21

    Death Penalty Repeal in Nebraska? Firing Squad in Utah? Could Happen…

    Death Penalty Repeal in Nebraska? Firing Squad in Utah? Could Happen…
    Last week, Utah’s Senate cleared the way for using the firing squad when lethal-injection drugs are unavailable. This week, death penalty opponents urged Governor Gary Herbert to veto the bill. Herbert says he’s “leaning…
Rank this Week: 4104

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

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 26

    Fifth Circuit Reverses District Court's Order Vacating Arbitral Award

    Fifth Circuit Reverses District Court's Order Vacating Arbitral Award
    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and Alstom Transportation, Inc. (Alstom) had a Maintenance Agreement that included an arbitration clause. BNSF notified Alstom that it was eliminating locomotives from its active fleet, which triggered a clause in…
  • Mar 25

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Adi Ayal & Uri Benoliel, Revitalizing the Case for Good Cause Statutes: The Role of Review Sites, 19 Stan. J.L. Bus. & Fin. 331 (2014) Aditi Bagchi, The Political Economy of Regulating Contract, 62 Am. J. Comp. L. 687-738 (2014)....
  • Mar 24

    Guest Post - Tina Stark on Contract Drafting at the Intersection of Law and Busine

    Guest Post - Tina Stark on Contract Drafting at the Intersection of Law and Busine
    The following guest post is from Tina Stark, a Professor in the Practice of Law (retired) and the Founding Executive Director of Emory's Center for Transactional Law and Practice. Tina is one of the pioneers of teaching transactional skills…
Rank this Week: 268

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 26

    Graduate student/TA strike at U of Toronto

    Graduate student/TA strike at U of Toronto
    This has been going on about a month, I've only recently caught up on it. This is a good place to start. (Thanks to Benj Hellie for the pointer.)
  • Mar 26

    Battles over funding, tenure in U of Wisconsin system heats up...

    Battles over funding, tenure in U of Wisconsin system heats up...
    ...with the head of the system pledging to resign if the Republican assault on the system makes it through the legislature. Folks in Wisconsin, any more details, insights in to what's going on?
  • Mar 26

    The expanding "circle of moral concern"

    The expanding "circle of moral concern"
    Entertaining essay, though for reasons discussed here (esp. at pp. 525 ff.), I doubt the circle will expand in quite the way they imagine.
Rank this Week: 192

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

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 26

    Federal History (2015)

    Federal History (2015)
    Federal History 7 (2015), a publication of the Society for History in the Federal Government, is out and available on-line.  Here is the TOC. Editor’s Note— Benjamin GutermanRoger R. Trask LectureSetting Precedent: The First…
  • Mar 26

    CAL 2:1: New Historical Jurisprudence

    CAL 2:1: New Historical Jurisprudence
    Just available online is a special issue of Critical Analysis of Law 2:1 (2015), entitled New Historical Jurisprudence & Historical Analysis of Law.  Its editors explain: The New Historical Jurisprudence issue …
  • Mar 25

    New Release: Schiller's "Forging Rivals"

    New Release: Schiller's "Forging Rivals"
    Reuel Schiller, University of California-Hastings Law, has just published Forging Rivals: Race, Class, Law, and the Collapse of Postwar Liberalism, in the Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society:The three decades after the…
Rank this Week: 38

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: 406

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Mar 26

    Paid Advertising In Editorial Content and Freedom of the Pre

    Paid Advertising In Editorial Content and Freedom of the Pre
    Lili Levi, University of Miami School of Law, has published A 'Faustian Pact'?: Native Advertising and the Future of the Press. Here is the abstract. As technology undermines the economic model supporting the traditional press, news…
  • Mar 26

    Users of Social Media Sites and Their Liability for Copyright Infringement

    Users of Social Media Sites and Their Liability for Copyright Infringement
    Corinne Hui Yun Tan, Melbourne Law School, has published Technological 'Nudges' and Copyright on Social Media Sites at 1 Intellectual Property Quarterly 1 (2015). Here is the abstract. Using an adapted taxonomy, this article identifies the…
  • Mar 25

    Adapting Copyright Law For Mashup

    Adapting Copyright Law For Mashup
    Peter S. Menell, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, is publishing Adapting Copyright for the Mashup Generation in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Here is the abstract. Growing out of the rap and hip hop genres as…
Rank this Week: 114

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: 840

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    Creative Production Without Intellectual Property

    Creative Production Without Intellectual Property
    Kate KlonickFor the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law SchoolThe problem of the commons has existed as long as humans have formed communities: how do you protect against overfishing in an ocean no one owns, but…
  • Mar 26

    Understanding Value in a Black Box Society

    Understanding Value in a Black Box Society
    For the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law SchoolA “big data revolution” is afoot in the social sciences. The increasing volume, variety, and velocity of data are irresistible raw material for…
  • Mar 25

    Centralization, Fragmentation, and Replication in the Genomic Data Common

    Centralization, Fragmentation, and Replication in the Genomic Data Common
    Peter LeeFor the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law SchoolGenomics—the study of organisms’ entire genomes—holds great promise to advance biological knowledge and facilitate the development of new…
Rank this Week: 222

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    Lesage & Van de Graaf: Rising Powers and Multilateral Institution

    Lesage & Van de Graaf: Rising Powers and Multilateral Institution
    Dries Lesage (Ghent Univ. - Ghent Institute for International Studies) & Thijs Van de Graaf (Ghent Univ. - Ghent Institute for International Studies) have published Rising Powers and Multilateral Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan 2015).…
  • Mar 26

    Martha: The Financial Obligations in International Law

    Martha: The Financial Obligations in International Law
    Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha has published The Financial Obligations in International Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2015). Here's the abstract:Legal globalization has given rise to a number of financial issues in international law in areas as diverse…
  • Mar 25

    d'Aspremont: Epistemic Forces in International Law

    d'Aspremont: Epistemic Forces in International Law
    Jean d’Aspremont (Univ. of Manchester - Law; Univ. of Amsterdam - Law) has published Epistemic Forces in International Law: Foundational Doctrines and Techniques of International Legal Argumentation (Edward Elgar Publishing 2015).…
Rank this Week: 31

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 107

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Mar 26

    Live Blog from UNAM

    Live Blog from UNAM
    UC Davis Delegation: Cruz Reynoso, Beth Greenwood, Leticia Saucedo, Kevin Johnson I will be blogging live today from an immigration conference at UNAM in Mexico City. Stay tuned! KJ
  • Mar 26

    New Jersey Sides with Texas, Other States in Texas v. United State

    New Jersey Sides with Texas, Other States in Texas v. United State
    With Presidential ambitions, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has decided to have his state join Texas and 25 others in challenging the Obama administration's expanded deferred action program. In a brief filed earlier this week in the Fifth…
  • Mar 25

    OIG Release about Mayorkas and EB-5 Visas Sparks Concern

    OIG Release about Mayorkas and EB-5 Visas Sparks Concern
    DHS Dep. Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas Yesterday, the Office of Inspector General released the following statement: The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General has concluded its investigation into allegations that former USCIS…
Rank this Week: 37

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 16

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Mar 26

    “The NFL, America’s Heroes in Uniform, and Traumatic Brain Injury” By Clark S. Judge

    “The NFL, America’s Heroes in Uniform, and Traumatic Brain Injury” By Clark S. Judge
    The weekly column from Clark Judge: The NFL, America’s Heroes in Uniform, and Traumatic Brain Injury By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute I usually write about…
  • Mar 25

    Governor Scott Walker Talks Foreign Policy

    Governor Scott Walker Talks Foreign Policy
    After appearing at a Chamber of Commerce lunch with Hugh, the Wisconsin Governor dropped by the studios of KKNT 960 in Phoenix to continue the discussion. The Audio: 03-25hhs-walker The Transcript: HH: Sitting across from me, the Governor…
  • Mar 25

    Facing Evil

    Facing Evil
    Bret Stephens earlier this week: There is an upside-down quality to this president’s world view. His administration is now on better terms with Iran—whose Houthi proxies, with the slogan “God is great, death to America,…
Rank this Week: 873

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 26

    Better Call Saul does law

    Better Call Saul does law
    As I have written, I waited anxiously for Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel that focuses on criminal lawyer Saul Goodman in his early days as Jimmy McGill. And the show has not disappointed. Medical shows regularly feature actors…
  • Mar 25

    Fair-weather color-blindness in the Alabama Redistricting Case?

    Fair-weather color-blindness in the Alabama Redistricting Case?
    Have the Republicans on SCOTUS gone all squishy on color-blindness? In Alabama Black Legislative Caucus v. Alabama, the Republicans, minus Kennedy, dissented from Breyer’s five-vote majority opinion holding that the Alabama legislature must…
  • Mar 25

    The Sweet Briar Legal Challenge

    The Sweet Briar Legal Challenge
    The alumnae group Saving Sweet Briar has hired the law firm of Troutman Sanders LLP to represent the group in its attempt to oust the current board and prevent the school's closure. The law firm sent a letter to the board's counsel outlining…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 26

    Moonlighting Created a Serious Conflict of Interest

    Moonlighting Created a Serious Conflict of Interest
    A Canada Revenue Agency employee’s moonlighting activities constituted a serious conflict of interest and, along with his subsequent insubordination, gave the employer sufficient cause to terminate the employee, the Public Service…
  • Mar 26

    So I Spend a Lot of Time Thinking About Clothes . . .

    So I Spend a Lot of Time Thinking About Clothes . . .
    When I taught a course on legal information last summer appropriate dress in a legal environment was a topic of some interest to those starting their careers. And as I find recent conversations about feminism and clothes to be quite…
  • Mar 26

    Delegation Communication: Questions Lawyers (Sometimes) Forget to Ask

    Delegation Communication: Questions Lawyers (Sometimes) Forget to Ask
    If you’ve worked in a law firm long enough, you’ve probably been assigned work in a way that left you confused (if not annoyed). When it’s time to delegate your own work, it can be a…
Rank this Week: 71

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    Reading list: Campbell at 21/Sony at 31

    Reading list: Campbell at 21/Sony at 31
    Jessica Litman, Campbell at 21/Sony at 31. As you'd expect, insightful and a pleasure to read. Extracts: When copyright lawyers gather to discuss fair use these days, the most common refrain is its alarming expansion. This distress about…
  • Mar 25

    Wannabe competitor lacks standing to challenge false advertising

    Wannabe competitor lacks standing to challenge false advertising
    Maine Springs, LLC v. Nestlé Waters North America, Inc., 2015 WL 1241571, No. 2:14–cv–00321 (D. Me. Mar. 18, 2015) Maine Springs was founded seven years ago to start a bottled water operation in Poland Spring, Maine.…
  • Mar 25

    post-POM claim based on false implication of FDA approval survive

    post-POM claim based on false implication of FDA approval survive
    Par Sterile Products, LLC v. Fresenius Kabi USA LLC, 2015 WL 1263041, No. 14 C 3349 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 17, 2015) Par’s vasopressin injection product, Vasostrict, is a FDA-approved pharmaceutical. Fresenius’s vasopressin…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 26

    So How Do We Assess Proportionality? (A Response to Blank, Corn, and Jensen)

    So How Do We Assess Proportionality? (A Response to Blank, Corn, and Jensen)
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Just Security published a post by Laurie Blank, Geoffrey Corn, and Eric Jensen yesterday criticizing two surveys that are interested in how laypeople think about IHL’s principle of…
  • Mar 24

    Responding to Rogier Bartels About Perfidy at Just Security

    Responding to Rogier Bartels About Perfidy at Just Security
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller My friend Rogier Bartels published two excellent posts at Just Security over the past few days (here and here) in which he argues that it is inherently perfidious to launch an attack from a…
  • Mar 24

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Two Chadian army helicopters bombed Nigerian Boko Haram positions on Sunday, killing several…
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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 26

    For Your Listening Pleasure . . .

    For Your Listening Pleasure . . .
    Here is the latest episode of Rational Security: And here is the latest Chess Clock Debate, a discussion between Kori Schake of the Hoover Institution and Ryan Evans of the War on the Rocks site over whether or not the United States should…
  • Mar 26

    Private Defamation Action Dismissed on State Secrets Ground

    Private Defamation Action Dismissed on State Secrets Ground
    This is a very interesting case. The other day, federal district judge Edgardo Ramos in New York threw out a defamation lawsuit between two private parties on the government’s intervening motion asserting the state secrets…
  • Mar 26

    ISIS as Cult

    ISIS as Cult
    Editor’s Note: This is the final of four excerpts from the new book, ISIS: The State of Terror, by Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger. In case you missed them, here are Part I, Part II, and Part III. In a study that is widely…
Rank this Week: 59

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Mar 26

    Suspensions Down and School Safety Climate Up in Chicago Public School

    Suspensions Down and School Safety Climate Up in Chicago Public School
    The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research has released its newest report on discipline in Chicago public schools. The reports are monitoring the efficacy of Chicago's move away from harsh discipline toward more…
  • Mar 25

    Local School Boards Sue Tennessee Over Underfunding

    Local School Boards Sue Tennessee Over Underfunding
    In a fourth challenge to Tennessee's school funding system, seven county boards of education sued the Governor and the State of Tennessee in Hamilton County Bd. of Educ. v. Haslam, filed on March 24. The plaintiffs are asking a state court to…
  • Mar 25

    Where Are All of San Francisco's White Students? Either Concentrated or Fleeing

    Where Are All of San Francisco's White Students? Either Concentrated or Fleeing
    Following up on recent stories about racial isolation in San Francisco's public schools, Priceonomics.com put its statistical prowess to work on the issue and produced some interesting analysis and inferences. While at the district level…
Rank this Week: 3410

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 26

    Choi on Reunifying Fourth and Fifth Amendment Jurisprudence

    Choi on Reunifying Fourth and Fifth Amendment Jurisprudence
    Bryan H. Choi (New York Law School) has posted For Whom the Data Tolls: A Reunified Theory of Fourth and Fifth Amendment Jurisprudence on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Data privacy demands a reunified theory of the Fourth and Fifth...
  • Mar 25

    Lapp on Databasing Delinquency

    Lapp on Databasing Delinquency
    Kevin Lapp (Loyola Law School Los Angeles) has posted Databasing Delinquency on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For over a century, legislatures and officials have restrained the criminal justice system’s ability to collect information about…
  • Mar 25

    Eisenberg on Criminal Infliction of Emotional Distre

    Eisenberg on Criminal Infliction of Emotional Distre
    Avlana Eisenberg has posted Criminal Infliction of Emotional Distress (Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article identifies and critiques a trend to criminalize the infliction of emotional harm independent…
Rank this Week: 116

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Mar 26

    Debunking the Myth of a Data Barrier to Entry for Online Service

    Debunking the Myth of a Data Barrier to Entry for Online Service
    Recent years have seen an increasing interest in incorporating privacy into antitrust analysis. The FTC and regulators in Europe have rejected these calls so far, but certain scholars and activists continue their attempts to breathe life into…
  • Mar 24

    Undermining Investment in Standard Setting by Weakening Patents: How a Recent Justice Department Business Review Letter Gets Things Wrong

    Undermining Investment in Standard Setting by Weakening Patents: How a Recent Justice Department Business Review Letter Gets Things Wrong
    As I explained in a recent Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) New Patent Policy (NPP) threatens to devalue patents that cover standards; discourage involvement by…
  • Mar 20

    FTC Staff Report on Google: Much Ado About Nothing

    FTC Staff Report on Google: Much Ado About Nothing
    The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the FTC Bureau of Competition staff report to the commissioners in the Google antitrust investigation recommended that the Commission approve an antitrust suit against the company. While this is…
Rank this Week: 384

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Mar 26

    A potpourri of tips about legal writing

    A potpourri of tips about legal writing
    For a potpourri of tips about legal writing, see Dear Scrivener by Scott Moise in the March 2015 South Carolina Lawyer. There, Moise responds to questions the column has received. Two of them concern pet peeves of mine: --Is the...
  • Mar 25

    ALWD and the Bluebook

    ALWD and the Bluebook
    Well you just can't say enough about ALWD and the Bluebook it seems, particularly now that citations made from each are indistinguishable. Your legal readers won't know which citation manual you used to get those oh-so-perfect citations. Not…
  • Mar 25

    Call for Ideas: AALS Section on Teaching Method

    Call for Ideas: AALS Section on Teaching Method
    Here's the call for ideas, for the Section's 2015 newsletter: The AALS Section on Teaching Methods is building its 2015 newsletter around your creativity and innovation for introducing practical skills and knowledge into first-year law school…
Rank this Week: 270

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 26

    Horizontal Merger Analysis in Retail Market

    Horizontal Merger Analysis in Retail Market
    Daniel S. Hosken, Government of the United States of America - Federal Trade Commission and Steven Tenn, Charles River Associates analyze Horizontal Merger Analysis in Retail Markets. ABSTRACT: In this essay, we describe antitrust analysis of…
  • Mar 26

    Causal Uncertainty and Damages Claims for the Infringement of Competition Law in Europe

    Causal Uncertainty and Damages Claims for the Infringement of Competition Law in Europe
    Ioannis Lianos, UCL ponders Causal Uncertainty and Damages Claims for the Infringement of Competition Law in Europe. ABSTRACT: In a tort law regime established on the basis of corrective justice considerations, causation requirements will…
  • Mar 25

    Illegal Cartel Overcharges in Markets with a Legal Cartel History: Bitumen Prices in South Africa

    Illegal Cartel Overcharges in Markets with a Legal Cartel History: Bitumen Prices in South Africa
    Willem H. Boshoff, Stellenbosch University - Department of Economics describes Illegal Cartel Overcharges in Markets with a Legal Cartel History: Bitumen Prices in South Africa. ABSTRACT: In recent years, South African competition authorities…
Rank this Week: 21

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 26

    U of A Law Faculty Perspectives on the Ms. Magna Carta Blog

    U of A Law Faculty Perspectives on the Ms. Magna Carta Blog
    Ms. Magna Carta visited the 4th floor of the Law Building to ask various members of the faculty for their perspectives of our blog. The Faculty of Law professors comment on how the current legal framework is connected to the...
  • Mar 25

    Environmental Legislation: A Professor's Perspective

    Environmental Legislation: A Professor's Perspective
    The Magna Carta may be viewed as one of the first codifications for environmental types of protection, however there has clearly been massive revolutions in environmental legislation since 1215. In our previous post we discussed how Fisheries…
  • Mar 24

    Ethics and Social Media

    Ethics and Social Media
    Last week we posted about ethics within the legal profession (here and here), and discussed how lawyers are regulated by the Law Society of Alberta and must follow the rules of the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct, however,...
Rank this Week: 979

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 26

    France Debates Weight Laws for Fashion Model

    France Debates Weight Laws for Fashion Model
    NYT, French Parliament Debates Weight Standards for Fashion Models The French Parliament is debating legislation that would effectively set minimum weights for women and girls to work as models, a step that supporters of the bill say is…
  • Mar 26

    Missouri Proposes Legislation for Equal Pay

    Missouri Proposes Legislation for Equal Pay
    Webber Presents Legislation Aiming to Address the "Pay Gap" Between Men and Women Workers A Missouri House committee on Monday heard legislation that aims to reduce the pay gap that exists between men and women in Missouri. The…
  • Mar 25

    "Nebraska bill would end fathers' rights in rape cases"

    "Nebraska bill would end fathers' rights in rape cases"
    The story: LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The biological fathers of children conceived through a sexual assault would lose their parental rights under a proposal reviewed by Nebraska lawmakers. Sen. Tommy Garrett of Bellevue presented the proposal to…
Rank this Week: 2779

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Mar 26

    Why the Crull Controversy Is a Symptom of Bell’s Bad Bundles Bet

    Why the Crull Controversy Is a Symptom of Bell’s Bad Bundles Bet
    The furor over Bell Media President Kevin Crull's banning of CRTC Chair Jean Pierre Blais from CTV news coverage following the pick-and-pay decision made for a remarkable news day yesterday.  From the initial Globe report to the…
  • Mar 25

    What On Earth is Happening at Bell?

    What On Earth is Happening at Bell?
    [View the story "What on earth is happening at Bell?" on Storify] The post What On Earth is Happening at Bell? appeared first on Michael Geist.
  • Mar 25

    Bell’s Crull Banned CRTC Chair Blais From CTV News Coverage Following TalkTV Decision

    Bell’s Crull Banned CRTC Chair Blais From CTV News Coverage Following TalkTV Decision
    The Globe and Mail's James Bradshaw reports that Bell Media President Kevin Crull banned CTV media properties from including CRTC Chair Jean Pierre Blais in coverage of the recent TalkTV decisions. The report indicates that Crull ordered the…
Rank this Week: 417