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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: 1865

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

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/
  • Aug 28

    "Ohio top court rules prior juvenile charges cannot be used to increase sentences"

    "Ohio top court rules prior juvenile charges cannot be used to increase sentences"
    The story is at Jurist: JURIST - Ohio top court rules prior juvenile charges cannot be used to increase sentences The Ohio Supreme Court [official website]ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that courts cannot use prior juvenile charges to enhance…
  • Aug 28

    "Relative vs. Absolute Approaches to the Content/Metadata Line"

    "Relative vs. Absolute Approaches to the Content/Metadata Line"
    Orin Kerr has this post at LawFare. In part: Relative vs. Absolute Approaches to the Content/Metadata Line - Lawfare One of the foundational questions in surveillance law is how to distinguish between the contents of communications and…
  • Aug 28

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 272 The Downstream Consequences of Misdemeanor Pretrial Detention Paul S. Heaton, Sandra G. Mayson and Megan Stevenson University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of…
Rank this Week: 164

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    More on the University of Chicago letter on “trigger warnings” [II]

    More on the University of Chicago letter on “trigger warnings” [II]
    I once sat in on a class in which the instructor was trying to get students to see one aspect of the difference between tort and criminal liability – that tort liability requires realized harm whereas criminal liability can be imposed…
  • Aug 27

    More on the University of Chicago letter on "safe spaces" [I]

    More on the University of Chicago letter on "safe spaces" [I]
    The widely noted University of Chicago letter to freshman is, I’m afraid – with due respect to my friends there – basically quite stupid (in the words that have attracted the most attention). The phrasings are either…
  • Aug 26

    University Speech and "Safe Space

    University Speech and "Safe Space
    Dr. Naomi Graber on the University of Chicago and "safe spaces." Seems right to me.Dear Dr. Ellison, In your welcome letter to freshman, you maintain that "you do not condone the creation of intellectual 'safe spaces' where individuals…
Rank this Week: 220

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    At Queen Anne's Café...

    At Queen Anne's Café...
    ... chatter about anything, as long as you want. ADDED: "When people get together they are never silent for a moment. They will always talk. When you listen to what they say, a great deal of it is pointless. There is much harm and little good…
  • Aug 28

    A study of how young adults make the decision to go childless child-free.

    A study of how young adults make the decision to go childless child-free.
    "Blackstone and Stewart went with a qualitative approach, asking evocative, open-ended questions to 21 women and 10 men who have chosen not to have kids...."A couple chords were struck again and again in people’s reasoning. Many saw…
  • Aug 28

    "We are not amused by the memes, petitions and signs about Harambe.... Our zoo family is still healing..."

    "We are not amused by the memes, petitions and signs about Harambe.... Our zoo family is still healing..."
    "... and the constant mention of Harambe makes moving forward more difficult for us," said Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo. For example, replying to a Twitter post about zebras and their unique stripes, one user wrote: “U…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • Aug 28

    "Theoretical Disagreements in Law: Another Look"

    "Theoretical Disagreements in Law: Another Look"
    A new paper forthcoming in Ethical Norms, Legal Norms: New Essays in Meteaethics and Jurisprudence (edited by Plunkett, Shapiro & Toh for OUP); the abstract: In "Explaining Theoretical Disagreement" (2009), I defended an answer to…
  • Aug 28

    Dennett trashes much contemporary philosophy, esp. "analytic metaphysics"

    Dennett trashes much contemporary philosophy, esp. "analytic metaphysics"
    This is amusing: “A great deal of philosophy doesn’t really deserve much of a place of the world,” he says. “Philosophy in some quarters has become self-indulgent, clever play in a vacuum that’s not dealing of…
  • Aug 28

    Sunday Symphony: Schubert, No. 9

    Sunday Symphony: Schubert, No. 9
Rank this Week: 178

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: 363

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: 333

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/
  • Aug 28

    Lawyers Losing Sight of Their Ethical Obligations: The Defeating Trump Does Not Justify the Mean

    Lawyers Losing Sight of Their Ethical Obligations: The Defeating Trump Does Not Justify the Mean
    Go to Laurence Tribe’s Twitter site and you will read the famous constitutional professor’s byline: "Descartes last words: I think not." Apparently Prof. Tribe was not thinking when he made this recent twitter post: I have notes…
  • Aug 25

    Standing Rock Sioux Seek UN Assistance

    Standing Rock Sioux Seek UN Assistance
    The Standing Rock Sioux and the International Indian Treaty Council opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline have asked four UN Special Rapporteurs to intervene to stop the work on the project. According to a report in Indian Country Today, the…
  • Aug 24

    Book Clubs Bring Human Rights Home

    Book Clubs Bring Human Rights Home
    Human rights book clubs are active around the country, and serve as an important site for grassroots education, discussion and organizing. In Boise, Idaho, for example, community members are exploring issues of immigration reform through…
Rank this Week: 1508

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/
  • Aug 28

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Primary and Secondary Rule

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Primary and Secondary Rule
    Introduction Most law students begin to notice that there is a fundamental difference between the kinds of legal rules that come up in torts & criminal law, on the one hand, and the sorts of legal rules that arise in...
  • Aug 27

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Law of Deliberative Democracy" by Levy & Orr

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Law of Deliberative Democracy" by Levy & Orr
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends The Law of Deliberative Democracy by Ron Levy & Graeme Orr. Here is a description: Laws have colonised most of the corners of political practice, and now substantially determine the process and even…
  • Aug 27

    Download of the Week: "Plausible Cause" by Brennan-Marquez

    Download of the Week: "Plausible Cause" by Brennan-Marquez
    Kiel Robert Brennan-Marquez (New York University School of Law; Yale University - Information Society Project) has posted Plausible Cause on SSRN. Here is the abstract: “Probable cause” is not about probability. It is about plausibility.…
Rank this Week: 50

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Daker v. Warren, (11th Cir., Aug. 22, 2016), the 11th Circuit reversed and remanded the district court's dismissal of a Muslim inmate's free exercise challenge (but not his RLUIPA challenge) to a total ban on hardcover books and the…
  • Aug 28

    Texas Anti-SLAPP Law Does Not Protect Free Exercise Right

    Texas Anti-SLAPP Law Does Not Protect Free Exercise Right
    In Davis v. Mount Gilead Baptist Church, (TX App., Aug. 25, 2016), a Texas state appellate court held that Texas' anti-SLAPP statute-- designed to prevent the use of frivolous suits to chill speech rights-- only applies to suits filed in…
  • Aug 28

    Legislative Scorecard On Issues Important To Non-Theists Released

    Legislative Scorecard On Issues Important To Non-Theists Released
    The Center for Freethought Equality last week released its scorecard for U.S. House members in the 114th Congress on seven votes of importance to secular and non-theistic Americans. In releasing the scorecard, CFE said in part:Representatives…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Aug 28

    Lawyer Brings Frivolous Suit. Court Orders Him to Offer Lectures to Law Student

    Lawyer Brings Frivolous Suit. Court Orders Him to Offer Lectures to Law Student
    From the Kelley, Drye & Warren blog: The Northern District of Oklahoma has ordered an attorney to offer lectures to law students on the potential pitfalls of bringing a lawsuit without proper supervision from a more experienced attorney…
  • Aug 27

    Leading Formal Logical Fallacies in Legal Argument

    Leading Formal Logical Fallacies in Legal Argument
    At the New York State Bar Association Journal (July-August 2016), Acting Justice Gerald Lebovits explains and illustrate 21 formal fallacies. You can access his article here. (ljs)
  • Aug 27

    Advice for law students on how to IRAC Supreme Court opinion

    Advice for law students on how to IRAC Supreme Court opinion
    This is a new article by Professors Lawrence J. Trautman (Western Carolina), Cathy L. Taylor (Georgia) and Janet Ford (Western Carolina) entitled Irac! Irac! Irac!: How to Brief a Supreme Court Opinion which is intended to be a relatively…
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    New Issue: Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy

    New Issue: Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy
    The latest issue of the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy (Vol. 19, no. 3, 2016) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Wild Animals and JusticeMarilyn Matevia, Justice for All: Revisiting the Prospects for a…
  • Aug 27

    Puig: Tobacco Litigation in International Court

    Puig: Tobacco Litigation in International Court
    Sergio Puig (Univ. of Arizona - Law) has posted Tobacco Litigation in International Courts (Harvard International Law Journal, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:For years, tobacco interests have played an important role in developing…
  • Aug 26

    New Issue: New York University Journal of International Law and Politic

    New Issue: New York University Journal of International Law and Politic
    The latest issue of the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (Vol. 48, no. 4, Summer 2016) is out. Contents include:Symposium: Constitution and Custom: Women’s Rights and Access to Justice in Pluralist Societies…
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • Aug 28

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 28, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 28, 2016)
    lowest-paid workers: "pay is rising..driven by..competition..minimum-wage increases & initiatives by cos" https://t.co/nlLWHiZWQb #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 23, 2016 "At th[is] time ..., there are no…
  • Aug 27

    Free Speech, Securities Regulation, and Exxon (plus a video about Business Associations)

    Free Speech, Securities Regulation, and Exxon (plus a video about Business Associations)
    I’ve been fascinated by the efforts of various state attorneys general to investigate Exxon for securities fraud on the ground that its climate change denial misleads investors about the risks of investing in the company. Exxon has filed a…
  • Aug 26

    Better Meetings, Better Teaching

    Better Meetings, Better Teaching
    During the past few days, I have participated in a lot of meetings. This has led to some thinking on what makes a good meeting. To me, a useful meeting is one that accomplishes things that could not be handled...
Rank this Week: 182

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 28

    Rocky Mountain High:The Secret Ingredient In Colorado Law School's 'Remarkable Recent Popularity'?

    Rocky Mountain High:The Secret Ingredient In Colorado Law School's 'Remarkable Recent Popularity'?
    Following up on yesterday's post, Colorado Law School Enjoys All-Time High: Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform: Does Marijuana Legalization at Least Partially Account for the Remarkable Recent Popularity of Colorado Law?, by Douglas Berman…
  • Aug 28

    ABA Tax Section Publishes Fall 2016 Issue Of Tax Time

    ABA Tax Section Publishes Fall 2016 Issue Of Tax Time
    The ABA Tax Section has published 35 Tax Times No. 4 (Fall 2016): FROM THE CHAIR Hail and Farewell By George C. Howell, III, Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond, VA It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as Chair of the Tax Section…
  • Aug 28

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    This week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads is the same as last week's list, with some minor reshuffling of the order within the Top 5: [470 Downloads] Dark Pools, High-Frequency Trading, and the Financial Transaction Tax: A…
Rank this Week: 35

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: 156

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

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/
  • Aug 28

    After The Fall

    After The Fall
    An attorney who has been charged by the Illinois Administrator with assisting his disbarred spouse's subsequent unauthorized practice has filed an answer denying any misconduct. From the complaint (which also charges an "affiliated"…
  • Aug 28

    Practice Pointer: Termination Means Stop Filing Pleading

    Practice Pointer: Termination Means Stop Filing Pleading
    The Idaho Supreme Court has imposed disbarment of an attorney after a hearing in which the attorney had admitted some of the charges and contested other allegations. From the summary on the web page of the Idaho State Bar Count...
  • Aug 28

    A Multitude Of Crime

    A Multitude Of Crime
    Permanent disbarment has been imposed on a convicted attorney by the Kentucky Supreme Court. In considering the appropriate penalty for this ethical violation, the Board [of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Association] considered the multitude…
Rank this Week: 195

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    The Focus on Legacy Management for Artist

    The Focus on Legacy Management for Artist
    Artist Mark Rothko wrote a will that firmly documented the desire for his estate to remain out of the vaults of the extremely wealthy. After both he and his wife died, however, large parts of his estate were sold to...
  • Aug 28

    Has KFC's Secret Recipe Been Revealed?

    Has KFC's Secret Recipe Been Revealed?
    Did Colonel Sanders’ nephew accidently reveal the secret blend of eleven herbs and spices for KFC’s fried chicken? KFC says not so fast, claiming that the recipe published in the Chicago Tribune is not authentic. The speculation started…
  • Aug 27

    Possible Agreement Reached Between Shari Redstone and Her Niece

    Possible Agreement Reached Between Shari Redstone and Her Niece
    The white flag has been waved in the family feud between Shari Redstone and her niece Keryn Redstone. The issue between the two family members resulted from changes made to Sumner Redstone’s trust. Keryn, a beneficiary of the trust,…
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Aug 28

    Amazon’s Arbitration Clauses: A Hyperlink May Suffice

    Amazon’s Arbitration Clauses: A Hyperlink May Suffice
    The Second Circuit just ruled in a case involving Amazon that "reasonable minds could disagree on the reasonableness of the notice" of the arbitration agreement provided by Amazon. In 2013, the plaintiff, Dean Nicosia, bought diet…
  • Aug 26

    Ryan Lochte and Morals Clause

    Ryan Lochte and Morals Clause
    I have witnessed with interest the evolving story of what exactly happened in Rio involving Ryan Lochte the morning of August 14. Initially Lochte claimed he had been robbed at gunpoint. I later heard through the gossip mill that that...
  • Aug 25

    Rent-to-Own Contracts: Caveat Emptor or Unconscionable Behavior?

    Rent-to-Own Contracts: Caveat Emptor or Unconscionable Behavior?
    The New York Times reports here (paid access) on the increasing use of so-called “rent-to-own” housing contracts. Under these contracts, companies from big Wall Street giants to a slew of small landlords hoping to strike it rich lend or,…
Rank this Week: 311

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/
  • Aug 28

    Seven Reasons Why Lebanon Survives - And Three Reasons Why It Might Not

    Seven Reasons Why Lebanon Survives - And Three Reasons Why It Might Not
    Editor's Note: What happened in Syria has not stayed in Syria. In 2014, Islamic State forces swept back into Iraq, and terrorism, sectarian tension, and fear have spread throughout much of the Middle East. One bit of good news is to be…
  • Aug 27

    The Lawfare Podcast: Dave Aitel and Matt Tait on How "Everything You Know About the Vulnerability Equities Process Is Wrong”

    The Lawfare Podcast: Dave Aitel and Matt Tait on How "Everything You Know About the Vulnerability Equities Process Is Wrong”
    Dave Aitel and Matt Tait come on the podcast to discuss their recent Lawfare essay critiquing the current status of the Vulnerability Equities Process. Matt and Dave argue that the process by which the US government decides whether or not to…
  • Aug 27

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Susan Hennessey organized a list of more than 230 women, who are experts in the fields of national security law and tech policy. Charlie Dunlap argued that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may actually agree that the United States needs…
Rank this Week: 61

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 28

    John McCain in Tough Reelection Campaign

    John McCain in Tough Reelection Campaign
    As discussed in this CNN story, Senator John McCain is in a tough primary campaign in Arizona. Immigration has been at its center. Senator McCain joined a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators in supporting comprehensive immigration reform in…
  • Aug 28

    Where Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Stand On Immigration, A Libertarian Alternative?

    Where Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Stand On Immigration, A Libertarian Alternative?
    Here is a succinct and thoughtful summary of the immigration positions of the two major presidential candidates. By the way, Donald Trump in Iowa yesterday returned to his "extreme" immigration positions. Donald Trump speaks at Sen.…
  • Aug 27

    Eight Foreign-Born Olympians Win Medals for Team USA

    Eight Foreign-Born Olympians Win Medals for Team USA
    Michele Waslin for the American Immigration Council reports that nearly 50 foreign-born athletes proudly represented the U.S. as part of the Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro, and eight of them won medals. Kerron Clement, born in Trinidad and…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Aug 28

    What About The GOLD MEDAL STUDENT?

    What About The GOLD MEDAL STUDENT?
    As an ASP educator, it is very important for me to work with other entities in the law school building and across campus to fully address student needs. For students to operate at an optimal level, many of their non-academic...
  • Aug 27

    Are you a new ASP or bar prep professional at your law school? Did you change law schools/positions?

    Are you a new ASP or bar prep professional at your law school? Did you change law schools/positions?
    At the beginning of each academic semester, we like to introduce ASP or bar professionals who are new to their law schools or who have changed locations? We want to post an academic spotlight about you so that you are...
  • Aug 26

    Would an Alex by Any Other Name Make A Difference?

    Would an Alex by Any Other Name Make A Difference?
    There's a new article in the ABA Journal called "Should Students Call Law Professors By Their First Names?" At the start of every school year, I wonder about this issue. Generally, most people at the law school, from my…
Rank this Week: 1331

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 28

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
  • Aug 28

    Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

    Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy
    On one Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe.…
  • Aug 26

    Mediation Works: Should Mandatory Mediation Be Expanded?

    Mediation Works: Should Mandatory Mediation Be Expanded?
    The Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family had the opportunity to survey the participants of the 2014 National Family Law Program in Whistler, BC, a popular and well-attended legal education program that attracts hundreds of…
Rank this Week: 100

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Sunday Book Review Roundup

    Sunday Book Review Roundup
    There’s not a hot summer week that goes by without a new review of Jeffrey Toobin’s American Heiress, which made its way to the pages of The Guardian this week.In the New Yorker, Adam Gopnik reviews Heather Ann…
  • Aug 27

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians awards two annual book prizes, both for first books. The deadline for submissions is Nov.1, 2016. Full details hereCFP: A conference on "Cultural Expertise in socio-legal studies and history" will…
  • Aug 26

    Meier on Teaching Pierson v. Post

    Meier on Teaching Pierson v. Post
    Oh, you know I like this one!  And so, I'm sure, does Angela Fernandez!!  Just in time for the new academic year, Luke Meier, Baylor University Law School, has posted Teaching Pierson v. Post:This paper explains my approach to…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Aug 27

    [Todd Zywicki] Upcoming Law & Economics Center seminars for law professors and judge

    [Todd Zywicki] Upcoming Law & Economics Center seminars for law professors and judge
    The George Mason Law & Economics Center has two upcoming seminars in October that may be of interest to some readers and for which we still have a few openings left. For Law Professors, we have our upcoming “LEC Workshop for Law…
  • Aug 26

    [Eugene Volokh] High on Injunction

    [Eugene Volokh] High on Injunction
    The west entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court building. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst “High on Injunctions” turns out to have been the standard name of a leading treatise on the law of injunctions, published by James L. High in 1874 and…
  • Aug 26

    [Eugene Volokh] Using a false Social Security number is a crime — but is it a crime ‘of moral turpitude’?

    [Eugene Volokh] Using a false Social Security number is a crime — but is it a crime ‘of moral turpitude’?
    Illegal immigrants can be deported, especially if they commit a crime. But if their crime is not a “crime involving moral turpitude,” then they can ask the Justice Department to exercise its discretion to keep them from being…
Rank this Week: 8

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

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

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 536

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
  • Aug 27

    Call for Papers: The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network

    Call for Papers: The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network
    Call for Papers – Friday September 16th Deadline The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network Seeks submissions for the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting Mexico City, Mexico, at the Sheraton Maria Isabel, June 20…
  • Aug 25

    The Mind on Trial

    The Mind on Trial
    Susanna Blumenthal’s impressive Law and the Modern Mind:  Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Culture, offers an important reconceptualization of the legal history of responsibility as it played out in nineteenth…
  • Aug 25

    Honoring a Civil Rights Pioneer

    Honoring a Civil Rights Pioneer
    I wanted to link to this op-ed by my friend Amanda Tyler on Mitsuye Endo, one of the plaintiffs who challenged the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Aug 27

    Defining terms and the U of C letter

    Defining terms and the U of C letter
    Some of the problem surrounding the U of C letter is that we do not or cannot agree on terms. A commenter on my prior post on this argues that we are conflating content warnings with trigger warnings, because much of what we warn about is not…
  • Aug 26

    Selecting the Public's Representatives in the Financial Regulatory Proce

    Selecting the Public's Representatives in the Financial Regulatory Proce
    Financial regulations issued and enforced by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) affect the public by setting the level of investor protection available. If things go awry, FINRA regulation also governs the rights the public…
  • Aug 25

    More on the University Chicago letter

    More on the University Chicago letter
    A few additional points to Rick's post, on the letter from the University of Chicago on trigger warnings and safe spaces. First, as I said in a comment on Rick's post, I always have understood trigger warnings as featuring an opt-out on top…
Rank this Week: 59

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Aug 27

    Choike on Nonprofit Art Organization

    Choike on Nonprofit Art Organization
    Anne Choike has posted Examining Gallery-Supported Art Exhibitions on SSRN with the following abstract: For-profit art galleries are making news for the donations they provide to nonprofit art organizations to support exhibitions of artists…
  • Aug 24

    Penalver, Spitz, Brundige & Cisneros on U.S. Nonprofit Activity in Cuba

    Penalver, Spitz, Brundige & Cisneros on U.S. Nonprofit Activity in Cuba
    Eduardo M. Penalver, Laura Spitz, Elizabeth Brundige and Lucia Domínguez Cisneros have posted U.S. Nonprofit Activity in Cuba: The Cuban Context on SSRN with the following abstract: The thaw of U.S.-Cuba relations and the reestablishment of…
  • Aug 22

    Tan, Lu & Tan on Charitable Giving

    Tan, Lu & Tan on Charitable Giving
    Xue Tan, Yingda Lu and Yong Tan have posted Why Should I Donate? Examining the Effects of Reputation, Peer Influence, and Popularity on Charitable Giving Over Social Media Platforms on SSRN with the following abstract: With the growing…
Rank this Week: 838

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

    Registration Now Open for Animal Welfare Act at 50 Conference at Harvard Law School

    Registration Now Open for Animal Welfare Act at 50 Conference at Harvard Law School
    The Animal Law & Policy Program (ALPP) at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce that registration is now open for The Animal Welfare Act at Fifty.  The AWA was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1966. The most…
  • Aug 1

    USDA facilitates animal suffering at Cricket Hollow Zoo

    USDA facilitates animal suffering at Cricket Hollow Zoo
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in the Des Moines Register The U.S. Department of Agriculture has again renewed the license that chronic animal welfare…
  • Jul 6

    Animal Law Clinic at Michigan State

    Animal Law Clinic at Michigan State
    David Cassuto From the email: Animal Welfare Clinic (for release 7 July, 2016)  Michigan State University College of Law invites applications for the Director position in its newly created Animal Welfare Clinic.  MSU’s Animal…
Rank this Week: 649

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 27

    Imagining the Unimaginable

    Imagining the Unimaginable
    by William HausdorffThis political season seems to consist of an unending series of unimaginable statements and behaviors—can you top THIS?--on the part of the Donald Trump campaign. The latest are Trump calling into question the…
  • Aug 26

    Show-Me State Supreme Court Shows Us Textualism Run Amok

    Show-Me State Supreme Court Shows Us Textualism Run Amok
    by Michael DorfEarlier this week, the Missouri Supreme Court held that most stealing offenses are not felonies under state law; they are only misdemeanors. Really? Yes, really. The case is an example of textualism run amok.Lest you think I'm…
  • Aug 25

    The Subtleties of Raging Paranoia

    The Subtleties of Raging Paranoia
    by Neil H. BuchananIt is hardly news that the Trump campaign traffics in conspiracy theories and paranoid fantasies.  Trump, however, is not actually more extreme in this regard than many people on the American right in the 21st…
Rank this Week: 413

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 243

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
  • Aug 26

    Symposium Book Club – Summary of Negotiation Framework

    Symposium Book Club – Summary of Negotiation Framework
    This is part of the “virtual book club” discussing readings for the symposium at the University of Missouri on October 7:  Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding. This is the…
  • Aug 26

    Sant’Ambrogio and Zimmerman: Inside the Agency Class Action

    Sant’Ambrogio and Zimmerman: Inside the Agency Class Action
    Michael Sant’Amrogio (Michigan State) and Adam Zimmerman (Loyola LA) recently posted their piece Inside the Agency Class Action, 126 Yale L. J. (forthcoming 2017), which focuses on the aggregate litigation and settlement techniques in…
  • Aug 25

    Symposium Book Club – Conversation with Rishi Batra About “The Half Life of Facts”

    Symposium Book Club – Conversation with Rishi Batra About “The Half Life of Facts”
    This is part of the “virtual book club” discussing readings for the symposium at the University of Missouri on October 7:  Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding. Rishi Batra…
Rank this Week: 2062

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Aug 26

    Chong on Hollywood's Blinding Whitene

    Chong on Hollywood's Blinding Whitene
    Chrissy Shu Jien Chong (San Francisco) has just posted on SSRN her article (21 Asian Pacific American L.J. (2016)) Where are the Asians in Hollywood? Can §1981, Title VII, Colorblind Pitches, and Understanding Biases Break the Bamboo…
  • Aug 26

    Call for papers from the Center for Applied Feminism & Intersectionality

    Call for papers from the Center for Applied Feminism & Intersectionality
    The Center for Applied Feminism (Baltimore) has a call for papers that will be of interest to some of our readers: CALL FOR PAPERS APPLIED FEMINISM AND INTERSECTIONALITY: EXAMINING LAW THROUGH THE LENS OF MULTIPLE IDENTITIES The Center on…
  • Aug 23

    NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA

    NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA
    Today, the NLRB issued its long-awaited decision in Columbia University. As expected, the Board--in a 3-1 decision--reversed Brown University (which was just the latest in a number of cases flip-flopping on this issue) to conclude that…
Rank this Week: 118

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 26

    Contracting out of Fiduciary Duties: The Case of Corporate Opportunitie

    Contracting out of Fiduciary Duties: The Case of Corporate Opportunitie
    There's a very important new paper out by Rauterberg and Talley, which reports: For centuries, the duty of loyalty has been the hallowed centerpiece of fiduciary obligation, widely considered one of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 26

    Sec Reg News: Conflict Mineral Disclosure is Costly and Ineffective

    Sec Reg News: Conflict Mineral Disclosure is Costly and Ineffective
    Buried in the gargantuan mess that was the Dodd-Frank act was a requirement which, as the SEC explains: ... directs the Commission to issue rules requiring certain companies to disclose their use of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 24

    Corporate law is public interest law

    Corporate law is public interest law
    There's been a lot of griping at Harvard Law School recently about political correctness, multiculturalism, and the usual left-liberal causes. Now Harvard Magazine notes that some are trying to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Aug 26

    Trader Joe's Co. v. Hallatt (9th Cir. - Aug. 26, 2016)

    Trader Joe's Co. v. Hallatt (9th Cir. - Aug. 26, 2016)
    Here's a neat little trademark case from earlier today.Michael Hallett lives in Washington state, buys a ton of products from Trader Joe's stores, drives 'em across the border to Canada, and then sells them (at a huge markup) in his own…
  • Aug 25

    Reyes v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2016)

    Reyes v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2016)
    I think this line from today's opinion by Judge Kleinfeld is even funnier when read in isolation.He's describing the "normal" liberties that "regular" people have (as opposed to, say, people on probation).  He says:"Those of us who have…
  • Aug 24

    Randall v. Mousseau (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 24, 2016)

    Randall v. Mousseau (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 24, 2016)
    Now that many (if not most) trial courts no longer provide a court reporter, it's gotten tougher to prepare and transmit the record to the Court of Appeal -- something that's a prerequisite to success on appeal.  You can't just simply…
Rank this Week: 206

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1060

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Aug 26

    "The Movement of Research from the Laboratory to the Living Room: a Case Study of Public Engagement with Cognitive Science"

    "The Movement of Research from the Laboratory to the Living Room: a Case Study of Public Engagement with Cognitive Science"
    "The Movement of Research from the Laboratory to the Living Room: a Case Study of Public Engagement with Cognitive Science" by Tineke Broer, Martyn Pickersgill, and Ian J. Deary has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics:…
  • Aug 24

    "Irrationality and Pathology of Beliefs"

    "Irrationality and Pathology of Beliefs"
    "Irrationality and Pathology of Beliefs" by Eisuke Sakakibara has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Just as sadness is not always a symptom of mood disorder, irrational beliefs are not always symptoms of…
  • Aug 21

    "21 Selected Abstracts from the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers"

    "21 Selected Abstracts from the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers"
    "21 Selected Abstracts from the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers" by Veljko Dubljevic has been published in the most recent issue of Neuorethics: Abstract The organizers and members of the international abstract review…
Rank this Week: 419

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 26

    Two from Hart Publishing

    Two from Hart Publishing
    Hart Publishing has published James Edelman and Elise Bant's Unjust Enrichment. From the blurb: Unjust enrichment is one of the least understood of the major branches of private law. This book builds on the 2006 work by the same authors,...
  • Aug 26

    Sant'Ambrogio & Zimmerman on Agency Class Action

    Sant'Ambrogio & Zimmerman on Agency Class Action
    Michael Sant'Ambrogio and Adam Zimmerman have posted to SSRN Inside the Agency Class Action. The abstract provides: Federal agencies in the United States hear almost twice as many cases each year as all the federal courts. But agencies…
  • Aug 24

    Abraham & White on Party Testimony and Tort Law

    Abraham & White on Party Testimony and Tort Law
    Ken Abraham & Ted White have posted to SSRN The Transformation of the Civil Trial and the Emergence of American Tort Law. The abstract provides: Everyone agrees that American tort law expanded significantly in the late nineteenth century.…
Rank this Week: 388

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    New article posted on SSRN!

    New article posted on SSRN!
    Two days ago, the U.S. Treasury Department published a White Paper, entitled "The European Commission's Recent State Aid Investigations of Transfer Pricing Rulings."As I was already geared up on the issue, I have now posted a 29-page response…
  • Aug 25

    Rapid service

    Rapid service
    I am hoping to post a short article on SSRN, concerning the Treasury's White Paper on the EU state aid cases, as soon as tomorrow (Friday).  The White Paper only came out yesterday morning, but I was geared up on the topic, as I…
  • Aug 25

    No partisan divide here

    No partisan divide here
    There's a general consensus among the humans in our household that Gary is perfect.
Rank this Week: 1055

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    The Business of Amateurs: Suffering Student-Athletes and a Thriving NCAA

    The Business of Amateurs: Suffering Student-Athletes and a Thriving NCAA
    The NCAA frequently lauds amateurism and the ideal of the “student athlete.” But in contrast to this idyllic conception, college football is big business. And it is built on the backs of gladiators, football (and basketball)…
  • Aug 25

    The Future of College Athlete Players Union

    The Future of College Athlete Players Union
    With today marking the start of the new semester at Baruch College and my first day as a tenured, full Professor of Law, it is my great pleasure to release my newest law review article, "The Future of College Athlete Players Unions: Lessons…
  • Aug 17

    More sports rules and perverse incentive

    More sports rules and perverse incentive
    Good stories in Slate and NY Mag about the zero-tolerance false-start rules in Olympic track, under which a racer is disqualified if he false-starts. This is the third version of the Olympic rule. Pre-2003, each runner was allowed one false…
Rank this Week: 425

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 26

    Quick Links to Election Post

    Quick Links to Election Post
    County Court Circuit Court Democratic primary for US House, State Rep School Board District 7 Amendment 4 Miami-Dade Mayor Democratic primary for US Senate (to come)
  • Aug 26

    Mayor’s Race: The Devil You Know or the Devil You Know?

    Mayor’s Race: The Devil You Know or the Devil You Know?
    The Mayor’s race presents a stark choice between an incumbent who does not deserve re-election and a challenger who hasn’t made the case that she would be a good steward (if anything, rather more the opposite). I really…
  • Aug 25

    Here We Go Again

    Here We Go Again
    It’s supposed to be a busy hurricane season this year. This particular storm is not organized (yet?), and the National Weather Service is being cagey as to whether and when it might become a serious(ish) storm: Interests in the…
Rank this Week: 12

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Aug 26

    AdWords Buys Using Geographic Terms Support Personal Jurisdiction–Rilley v. MoneyMutual

    AdWords Buys Using Geographic Terms Support Personal Jurisdiction–Rilley v. MoneyMutual
    This is a personal jurisdiction case, so I’ll get right to the point. If an AdWords advertiser buys keywords that contain geographic terms, the advertiser might face a greater risk of personal jurisdiction in those geographies.…
  • Aug 25

    Handicapping the Olympic Committee’s Quest to Control Tweeting (Guest Post)

    Handicapping the Olympic Committee’s Quest to Control Tweeting (Guest Post)
    By guest blogger Prof. Alexandra Jane Roberts [Eric’s intro: the Rio Summer Olympic games may be over, but the legal wranglings from the games will keep going and going–even longer than the bike road race (and perhaps with as…
  • Aug 22

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird
    2016 has been a tough year for Section 230 jurisprudence, and the nadir (so far) was the appellate court ruling in Hassell v. Bird. As you recall, the case involves some negative Yelp reviews about an attorney, Hassell. Hassell sued...
Rank this Week: 383