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Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
  • Jan 31

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy
    [02/01/29 01:00 AM (edt)]  Classroom Exercises in Asylum AdvocacyCenter for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)Georgetown University 
  • Dec 4

    Cybercrime 2020: The Future of Online Crime and Investigation

    Cybercrime 2020: The Future of Online Crime and Investigation
     Cybercrime 2020:  The Future of Online Crime and Investigations Co-sponsored by Georgetown Law and the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of JusticeDecember 4, 2014 Georgetown Law600 New Jersey Ave.,…
  • Dec 3

    O'Neill Colloquium

    O'Neill Colloquium
    No description is available at this time.
Rank this Week: 1544

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Dec 22

    Krauthammer On President’s Friendship With Al Sharpton: “That’s A Disgrace”

    Krauthammer On President’s Friendship With Al Sharpton: “That’s A Disgrace”
    Dr. Charles Krauthammer, author of the best-selling non-fiction book of 2014, Things That Matter, opened the program today with a review of the events in New York and of the charges and counter-charges flying…
  • Dec 21

    “And They’re Off”

    “And They’re Off”
      My Monday Washington Examiner column is on the quick start on 2016 called by Jeb Bush. Another potential contender, Senator Marco Rubio, used Meet The Press to slam President Obama’s Cuba move and his overall foreign policy.…
  • Dec 21

    “Tame By Christie’s Volcanic Standards”

    “Tame By Christie’s Volcanic Standards”
          This David Farenhold piece in the Washington Post is clearly an early entry in the “define the candidates” sweepstakes getting underway as the race to succeed President Obama gets underway, and it makes…
Rank this Week: 2254

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/
  • Dec 22

    San Luis v. Locke (9th Cir. - Dec. 22, 2014)

    San Luis v. Locke (9th Cir. - Dec. 22, 2014)
    It's got an 11-page, single-spaced caption!  It's got a four-page "Table of Contents"!  It's 80 single-spaced pages long!  It ends with a two-page "Glossary of Terms"!  It's an environmental case about whether the National…
  • Dec 19

    Graciano v. Mercury Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 12, 2104)

    Graciano v. Mercury Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 12, 2104)
    I agree with the Court of Appeal.  There are plenty of cases in which an insurance company acts in bad faith by failing to timely accept a policy limits demand.  The trial court thought that this was one of them.But it's not.…
  • Dec 18

    Lennar Homes v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2014)

    Lennar Homes v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2014)
    Pigs get fat.  Hogs get slaughtered.Lennar Homes of California learns that lesson today.It put an incredibly onerous "indemnity" clause into its contract of adhesion with its home buyers, and then tried to enforce that clause to force a…
Rank this Week: 164

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Changes Ahead for Professional Trustee

    Changes Ahead for Professional Trustee
    For professional trustees, this year was a break from the apparently never-ending changes in laws, rules and regulations that have been imposed on trusts for more than a decade. Despite the break from the shifting federal landscape, 2014…
  • Dec 22

    Annuity Advantage

    Annuity Advantage
    Every day, there are roughly 10,000 baby boomers retiring and financial experts worry about how well this generation can provide for their golden years. With so many challenges of investing, policymakers have stressed the significance of…
  • Dec 22

    Oscar Auction Canceled

    Oscar Auction Canceled
    The auction of late actress Joan Fontaine's 1941 Oscar has been withdrawn after threats of a lawsuit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, according to Fontaine's estate. The $200,000 to $300,000 expected selling price for the…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Dec 22

    Historian Barbara Tuchman and the Importance of Writing Style

    Historian Barbara Tuchman and the Importance of Writing Style
    Historian Barbara Tuchman’s book, “The Guns of August,” deeply impressed President John F. Kennedy. In fact, it helped persuade him not to take offensive action during the Cuban Missile Crisis, despite the passionate arguments of his…
  • Dec 22

    More On How Law School Can Survive

    More On How Law School Can Survive
    Last week I wrote about an article that discussed how law schools can survive by making significant changes. (here) A recent article in the New York Times on declining enrollments contained similar comments from Dean Nicholas Allard: The…
  • Dec 21

    Creating a Table of Contents, the Quick Way

    Creating a Table of Contents, the Quick Way
    In case you’ve missed out on learning how to easily create a table of contents in Word, here, from Attorney at Work, are instructions with illustrations. A good skill to pass on to your students. (ljs)
Rank this Week: 2593

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Goodbye to Joe Cocker.

    Goodbye to Joe Cocker.
    He was 70.I loved when he was on "Saturday Night Live" with John Belushi:
  • Dec 22

    It's his mattress too.

    It's his mattress too.
    "He has gotten used to former friends crossing the street to avoid him."He has even gotten used to being denounced as a rapist on fliers and in a rally in the university’s quadrangle. Though his name is not widely known beyond the…
  • Dec 22

    "Jon Stewart’s expiration date: Why liberalism needs to outgrow the snark."

    "Jon Stewart’s expiration date: Why liberalism needs to outgrow the snark."
    Headline of a Salon article that ends: "If liberals want to see more of the kind of direct action that’s characterized the Occupy Wall Street and #blacklivesmatter movements — if they really want to comfort the afflicted and…
Rank this Week: 33

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Chamber's "Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits”

    Chamber's "Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits”
    Via email: “This list puts a light-hearted face on a serious problem: As a country, we simply sue too much,” ILR President Lisa A. Rickard said. “In fact, the collective toll that abusive lawsuits... [[ This is a content…
  • Dec 19

    Celebrities on the Oxford comma

    Celebrities on the Oxford comma
    My friend Bill Klein sent me this fascinating link. What surprises me is that some of these celebrities even know what the Oxford commas is (although perhaps they cheated). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links,…
  • Dec 19

    Yours Truly Quoted by James Stewart in the NY Times re Insider Trading

    Yours Truly Quoted by James Stewart in the NY Times re Insider Trading
    From the NYT: Added Stephen M. Bainbridge, an insider trading expert at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law: “It’s always been a problem to gerrymander insider trading into... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 112

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Dec 22

    A California Assault on Free Speech

    A California Assault on Free Speech
    Wall Street Journal op-ed: A California Assault on Free Speech That Would Shock the Founders, by Tim Phillips (Americans for Prosperity) & David Spady (Americans for Prosperity): In the past four years, the Democratic Party and the…
  • Dec 22

    D.C. Circuit Revives Law Prof's Discrimination Claim Over Tenure Denial

    D.C. Circuit Revives Law Prof's Discrimination Claim Over Tenure Denial
    Following up on my previous posts (links below): Blog of the Legal Times, D.C. Circuit Revives Ex-UDC Law Prof’s Discrimination Case: A former professor at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law can proceed…
  • Dec 22

    Experiential Education and Our Divided Campuse

    Experiential Education and Our Divided Campuse
    Margaret Reuter (Indiana) & Joanne M. Ingham (New York Law School), Experiential Education and Our Divided Campuses: The Carnegie education masters, legal employers, and the ABA have appealed for more experiential teaching in law schools.…
Rank this Week: 27

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Dec 22

    Compensation difficult for wrongfully convicted to obtain - even in states with statute

    Compensation difficult for wrongfully convicted to obtain - even in states with statute
    Stories in the Los Angeles Times and the Detroit Free-Press this weekend highlighted the immense challenges that exonerees, in California, Michigan and states around the country, can face when seeking compensation for wrongful convictions. …
  • Dec 19

    Preventing Innocent People from Pleading Guilty

    Preventing Innocent People from Pleading Guilty
    The New York Review of Books presents lively commentary from three legal experts and a response by Judge Jed Rakoff who, in an article published last month, proposed employing magistrates soon after an indictment is filed to make the system…
  • Dec 18

    Rickey Wyatt Fully Exonerated, Becoming 325th Person Cleared by DNA

    Rickey Wyatt Fully Exonerated, Becoming 325th Person Cleared by DNA
    On the request of the District Attorney's Office, a Dallas County judge today entered a court order finding Rickey Dale Wyatt innocent of a rape for which he served nearly 31 years. Working closely with the Dallas District Attorney's…
Rank this Week: 1006

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/
  • Dec 22

    Extradition, Chesimard, and U.S.-Cuba Relation

    Extradition, Chesimard, and U.S.-Cuba Relation
    Following President Obama’s announcement that the US would begin normalizing relations with Cuba, questions immediately arose on the possible extradition of Joanne Deborah Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur.  She is a member of…
  • Dec 22

    North Korean Internet Down

    North Korean Internet Down
    The New York Times is reporting that the entire North Korean network is off line as of right now.  No information at all on the cause.  Here is the opening from the article: North Korea’s already tenuous links to the Internet…
  • Dec 22

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The news of President Obama’s plans to normalize relations with Cuba took firmer shape over the weekend. The Wall Street Journal tells us that the president’s plan faces strong opposition in Congress, led by Senator Marco Rubio.…
Rank this Week: 97

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Dec 22

    Daaaaaaa-rryl...

    Daaaaaaa-rryl...
    We're talking softball, from Maine to San Diego... We're talking Homer, Ozzie and the Straw... The IRS is auctioning off a deferred annuity the Mets owe to Darryl Strawberry (yup, the Mets are still paying for Darryl). What does this...
  • Dec 22

    Mortgage Servicer Privity with Borrower

    Mortgage Servicer Privity with Borrower
    A lot of the mortgage servicing litigation over the past seven years has faltered on standing issues. Does the borrower have standing to sue the servicer? This has been a problem for RESPA and HAMP suits, where there are questions...
  • Dec 19

    Catching up

    Catching up
    I've been remiss in cross-posting my Dealb%k columns. Both of the most recent ones have commented on the ABI's chapter 11 reform proposal. You can find them here.
Rank this Week: 1489

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/
  • Dec 22

    Davies on Holmes, Coase & Blackmail

    Davies on Holmes, Coase & Blackmail
    Ross E. Davies (George Mason University School of Law) has posted Holmes, Coase & Blackmail (Green Bag 2d, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 93-104, Autumn 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: From beginning to end, the Holmes-versus-Milverton story…
  • Dec 22

    Ross on Racial Bias in Police Shooting

    Ross on Racial Bias in Police Shooting
    Cody Ross has posted Introducing the United States Police-Shooting Database: A Multi-Level Bayesian Analysis of Racial Bias in Police Shootings at the County-Level in the United States, 2011-2014 on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Several months…
  • Dec 22

    Mungan on Stigma Dilution, Over-Criminalization, and Marijuana Offense

    Mungan on Stigma Dilution, Over-Criminalization, and Marijuana Offense
    Murat C. Mungan (Florida State University - College of Law) has posted Stigma Dilution, Over-Criminalization, and Some Additional Reasons to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession and Consumption Offenses on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 106

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/
  • Dec 22

    Short Arizona Suspension Becomes Long Suspension In Oklahoma

    Short Arizona Suspension Becomes Long Suspension In Oklahoma
    A 90-day suspension imposed in Arizona was raised to a suspension of two years and a day as reciprocal discipline by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. There is no question that the attorney misled the defense, his co-counsel, his supervisor in...
  • Dec 20

    Attorney Has Due Process Right To Notice Of Alleged Rule Violation

    Attorney Has Due Process Right To Notice Of Alleged Rule Violation
    The Utah Supreme Court has reversed findings of misconduct, concluding that the accused attorney had been denied due process. A screening panel found that the attorney violated Rules 1.2, 1.4 and 8.4(a). The attorney had not been placed on…
  • Dec 20

    Stealing From Elderly Client Draws Appropriate Sanction

    Stealing From Elderly Client Draws Appropriate Sanction
    An attorney who had obtained power of attorney from an elderly client was disbarred by the Maryland Court of Appeals for misappropriation and deceit. The attorney was added to a joint bank account that had over $14,000 on balance.…
Rank this Week: 136

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
  • Dec 22

    On Second Thought . . .

    On Second Thought . . .
    In this season of forgiveness, I come to confess error.  A few months ago, I wrote some posts arguing that the procedure for drawing congressional districts in Arizona is constitutional.  After working through the materials, though,…
  • Dec 22

    The 100 Year Bloom?: Wealth Inequality in the U.S.

    The 100 Year Bloom?: Wealth Inequality in the U.S.
    The debates around Piketty’s analysis of wealth gaps will persist, but a recent paper by Emmanuel Saez (U.C. Berkeley) and Gabriel Zucman (London School of Economics) indicates that wealth disparity in the U.S. has hit the levels of…
  • Dec 22

    Posner on Same-Sex Marriage: Then and Now

    Posner on Same-Sex Marriage: Then and Now
    . . .  I disagree with contentions that the Constitution should be interpreted to require state recognition of homosexual marriage on the ground that it is a violation of equal protection of the laws to discriminate against homosexuals…
Rank this Week: 102

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Dec 22

    Fourth Circuit Finds North Carolina's Anti-Abortion "Right to Know" Statute Violates First Amendment

    Fourth Circuit Finds North Carolina's Anti-Abortion "Right to Know" Statute Violates First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In the unanimous panel opinion today in Stuart v. Camitz, authored by Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, the court agreed with the district judge that North Carolina's…
  • Dec 22

    President Obama Signs NDAA, with Reservation

    President Obama Signs NDAA, with Reservation
    Steven D. Schwinn, The John Marshall Law School President Obama on Friday signed the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, and, as in prior years, issued a constitutional signing statement on provisions restricting the use of funds to…
  • Dec 18

    States Sue Colorado for Legalizing Pot

    States Sue Colorado for Legalizing Pot
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed an original suit against Colorado in the United States Supreme Court over that state's Amendment 64, which legalizes marijuana. The plaintiffs argue that Colorado's…
Rank this Week: 174

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Dec 22

    A Legal Companion to the Serial Podcast

    A Legal Companion to the Serial Podcast
    Over the past month, I've posted 23 entries about the about Sarah Koenig's Serial Podcast, which deals with the 1999 prosecution of 17 year-old Adnan Syed for murdering his ex-girlfriend, 18 year-old Hae Min Lee on January 13, 1999. The...
  • Dec 19

    The Serial Podcast, Coda: The Death of the Prosecution's Case

    The Serial Podcast, Coda: The Death of the Prosecution's Case
    When you tease apart the State’s case, you can get tripped up on details like this. Which is maybe why prosecutor, Kevin Urick, addressed this head on in his opening statement to the jury. He told them, "look at the...
  • Dec 19

    The Serial Podcast, Followup: The Nisha Call -- The Most Important Evidence of Adnan's...Innocence?

    The Serial Podcast, Followup: The Nisha Call -- The Most Important Evidence of Adnan's...Innocence?
    I've done nineteen posts (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) about Sarah Koenig's Serial Podcast, which deals with the 1999 prosecution of 17 year-old…
Rank this Week: 1659

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/
  • Dec 22

    Kramer on Steiker & Danaher on "The Ethics of Capital Punishment"

    Kramer on Steiker & Danaher on "The Ethics of Capital Punishment"
    Matthew H. Kramer (Churchill College, Cambridge University) has posted The Purgative Rationale for the Death Penalty: Replies to Steiker and Danaher on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Carol Steiker and John Danaher have recently published…
  • Dec 22

    McLeod on Regulating Sexual Harm

    McLeod on Regulating Sexual Harm
    Allegra M. McLeod (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted Regulating Sexual Harm: Strangers, Intimates, and Social Institutional Reform (California Law Review, Vol. 102, pp. 1553-1621, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The criminal…
  • Dec 22

    Conference Announcement: Taming Power in Times of Globalization at Galway

    Conference Announcement: Taming Power in Times of Globalization at Galway
    Call for Papers Conference-workshop Taming Power in Times of Globalization: What Role for Human Rights? Monday, 30 November 2015, and Tuesday, 01 December 2015. Irish Centre for Human Rights National University of Ireland Galway Galway,…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Dec 22

    Register v. The Nature Conservancy—$1 Million Donation Constituted a Restricted Charitable Gift

    Register v. The Nature Conservancy—$1 Million Donation Constituted a Restricted Charitable Gift
    In Register v. The Nature Conservancy, 2014 WL 6909042, Civil Action No. 5:13–77–DCR (Dec. 9, 2014), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky held that Mr. Layton Register’s $1 million donation to The Nature…
  • Dec 19

    On the Road to Nonprofit Collaboration

    On the Road to Nonprofit Collaboration
    Nonprofits today are turning to creative collaboration to accomplish their goals. For-profits have long utilized various forms of collaboration to capture market share. With a foray into collaboration, nonprofits now must determine the extent…
  • Dec 17

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit
    As nonprofits and for-profits increasingly compete in the same fields, several legal issues are emerging. Two of the main issues are the following: (1) UBIT and (2) for-profit attempts to limit the market nonprofits can attract. Nonprofit…
Rank this Week: 753

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 944

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 201

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Dec 22

    Prez Obama to nominate Atlanta US Attorney Sally Yates to Deputy AG position

    Prez Obama to nominate Atlanta US Attorney Sally Yates to Deputy AG position
    As reported in this Wall Street Journal article, President Obama is apparently going to make some more history with his nominee to take over the number two position at the US Department of Justice. The headline and subheadline of the...
  • Dec 22

    "A Simple Model of Optimal Deterrence and Incapacitation"

    "A Simple Model of Optimal Deterrence and Incapacitation"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper on SSRN authored by Steven Shavell (who taught me about law and economics over a score ago when I was in law school). Here is the abstract:...
  • Dec 21

    With new drug secrecy law, just when is Ohio really likely to get its machinery of death operational?

    With new drug secrecy law, just when is Ohio really likely to get its machinery of death operational?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this Columbus Dispatch account of the new Ohio law enacted last week to foster procurement of needed execution drugs by state authorities. The article is headlined "New law will...
Rank this Week: 137

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/
Rank this Week: 90

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Advice on an Index

    Advice on an Index
    I'm currently working on the index for the hardcopy of the third edition of The Machinery of Freedom, which raises a variety of minor questions. I suspect that many readers of this blog are familiar with the book, so thought I would collect…
  • Dec 17

    A Nice Example of Scientific Ignorance

    A Nice Example of Scientific Ignorance
    Someone in an online discussion posted a link to what was claimed to be an experimental demonstration of global warming by a young student. It was presented by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Clean Air Conservancy.The…
  • Dec 16

    Drought and Bias (Mine)

    Drought and Bias (Mine)
    It has been raining pretty heavily for a while now in California, where I live. That ought to be good news, but one would not know it by the news stories I see. They typically say two things:1. The heavy rains may lead to flooding, mud…
Rank this Week: 1370

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Dec 22

    Information Blocking and Interoperability

    Information Blocking and Interoperability
    Cross-Posted from Bill of Health The “Cromnibus” spending bill signed by the President on December 16 rightly upset Senator Warren and not just for providing luxury cars to a feckless Congress. However, in general the bill ignored…
  • Dec 21

    Employer Liability for Privacy Tort

    Employer Liability for Privacy Tort
    It's been almost a year since the publication of the HIPAAA Omnibus Rule. Since then then the regulatory mavens have been quiet. And that's not surprising. Solutions for our contemporary health privacy challenges such as big data and…
  • Dec 18

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Marshall B. Kapp, Getting Physicians and Patients to Choose Wisely: Does the Law Help or Hurt?, 46 U. Tol. L. Rev. (Forthcoming 2015). Michael Ashley Stein, Christopher P. Guzelian, Kristina M Guzelian, Expert Testimony in Nineteenth Century…
Rank this Week: 178

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
  • Dec 22

    Opportunity to observe UNCITRAL Working Group II

    Opportunity to observe UNCITRAL Working Group II
    From FOI Stacie Strong: I realize that most of us are busy finishing up with exams and taking some well-deserved time off, but I would like to circulate information regarding an opportunity to attend the upcoming UNCITRAL Working Group II…
  • Dec 19

    Cuba Diarie

    Cuba Diarie
    I went to Cuba in mid-November 2014 as part of a delegation of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution to learn about the legal system and dispute resolution there. I am grateful to Bruce Meyerson for organizing and leading this ……
  • Dec 18

    Strong UNCITRAL Study Cited by United Nation

    Strong UNCITRAL Study Cited by United Nation
    My colleague, Professor S.I. Strong, recently conducted a large-scale empirical study on the use and perception of international commercial mediation and conciliation that appears to be the first of its kind. The information was gathered to…
Rank this Week: 1980

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Stanford's International Junior Faculty Forum

    Stanford's International Junior Faculty Forum
    [We have a call for papers for Stanford Law School’s Eighth International Junior Faculty Forum:]Sponsored by Stanford Law School, the International Junior Faculty Forum was established to stimulate the exchange of ideas and research,…
  • Dec 22

    JSCH 40:1

    JSCH 40:1
    Via H-Law, here’s the TOC for the Journal of Supreme Court History 40:1.IntroductionMelvin I. UrofskyFounding the Third Branch: Judicial Greatness and John Jay’s ReluctanceMatthew Van HookPolice the Border:  Justice Field on…
  • Dec 22

    How Slavery Killed the Constitution of 1787

    How Slavery Killed the Constitution of 1787
    [We're moving this up, as the deadline of December 30, 2014, is approaching]The Institute for Constitutional History is pleased to announce a seminar for advanced graduate students and junior faculty, “How Slavery Killed the…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Dec 22

    The Dating Game

    The Dating Game
    Dating is a personal issue – unless it involves the workplace or the classroom. In several law schools where I have worked, there are professors or employees who are happily married to former students, whom they began to date while they…
  • Dec 22

    Modesty About the System's Ability to Find Truth

    Modesty About the System's Ability to Find Truth
    The big criminal justice related cases, at the moment, are the killing in Ferguson and Rolling Stone's UVA gang rape story. It is remarkable that in both cases, a key lesson is that witnesses cannot be trusted. Of course, it has long been…
  • Dec 21

    Law Professor Poetry

    Law Professor Poetry
    Poetry by law professors and lawyers is a pretty rare thing; the doctors had William Carlos Williams, the insurance industry had Wallace Stevens; and James R. Elkins recently edited an anthology of poems about the practice of law, but I am…
Rank this Week: 14

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Dec 22

    In Memoriam: Jeremy Blumenthal, J.D., Ph.D. (Syracuse University College of Law)

    In Memoriam: Jeremy Blumenthal, J.D., Ph.D. (Syracuse University College of Law)
    Noted and respected scholar Jeremy Blumenthal of Syracuse University died peacefully on December 19, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Judy Bernstein, and children Daniel, Rebecca, and Matthew. He died at the…
  • Dec 21

    Name That College Town

    Name That College Town
    Can you name this college town? No Google image searching allowed! Hint: Unlike the last one, this town has a law school.
  • Dec 20

    Bartlett and Gulati on "Why Do We Allow Customer Discrimination?"

    Bartlett and Gulati on "Why Do We Allow Customer Discrimination?"
    My Durham neighbors Katherine T. Bartlett and Mitu Gulati have just posted an exciting -- and I'd add controversial -- paper called "We do we allow customer discrimination?" Cribbing now from their abstract: Customers discriminate.…
Rank this Week: 108

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: 8

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Dec 22

    Briggs, Private International Law in English Courts (OUP, 2014)

    Briggs, Private International Law in English Courts (OUP, 2014)
    Top of my Christmas conflict of laws wish-list is this new work from Adrian Briggs, Private International Law in English Courts (OUP, 2014). The blurb: This book offers a restatement of European and English Private International Law as…
  • Dec 21

    Volume on the Role of Consumer ADR and the Administration of Justice

    Volume on the Role of Consumer ADR and the Administration of Justice
    Michael Stürner (University of Konstanz), Fernando Gascón Inchausti (Complutense University of Madrid) and Remo Caponi (University of Florence) have edited a volume on “The Role of Consumer ADR in the…
  • Dec 21

    Australian Private International Law for the 21st Century (Hart, 2014)

    Australian Private International Law for the 21st Century (Hart, 2014)
    A new edited collection, Australian Private International Law for the 21st Century: Facing Outwards, has just been published by Hart/Bloomsbury. Edited by Andrew Dickinson, Mary Keyes and Thomas John, here’s the blurb: A nation’s…
Rank this Week: 58

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Call for Papers: Law's Violence

    Call for Papers: Law's Violence
    A call for papers has been issued for the section on "Law's Violence" at the 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations. Here's the call:Law's Violencechairs: Tanja Aalberts (Centre for the Politics of Transnational Law,…
  • Dec 21

    New Issue: Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Comercial Internacional

    New Issue: Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Comercial Internacional
    The latest issue of the Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Comercial Internacional/Latin American Journal of International Trade Law (Vol. 2, no. 2, 2014) is out. Contents include:Rodrigo Corredor Castellanos, Foreign Direct Investment:…
  • Dec 21

    New Issue: International Human Rights Law Review

    New Issue: International Human Rights Law Review
    The latest issue of the International Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 3, no. 2, 2014) is out. Contents include:Gino J. Naldi & Konstantinos D. Magliveras, The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration Robert Quinn & Jesse Levine,…
Rank this Week: 63

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 252

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Dec 22

    More Debt Ceiling Strategizing for Democrat

    More Debt Ceiling Strategizing for Democrat
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananLast Tuesday, my Verdict column and my Dorf on Law post discussed the possibility that the Republicans will impeach President Obama next year, as part of a renewed standoff when the debt ceiling is reinstated in…
  • Dec 19

    Talking About Abortion Part II

    Talking About Abortion Part II
    by Eric SegallA few months ago I started writing an essay suggesting that women's rights organizations and other groups supporting the right of women to terminate their pregnancies should engage in civil disobedience. I was going to urge them…
  • Dec 18

    Playing With Scandals: Everything is a Cynical Farce

    Playing With Scandals: Everything is a Cynical Farce
    -- Posted by Neil H. Buchanan Scheduling changes resulted in my writing two Verdict columns this week.  I discussed Tuesday's column in a post on Dorf on Law the same day,  Turning from "impeachment traps" to torture, today's column…
Rank this Week: 579

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 53

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/
  • Dec 22

    America's Greatest Lawyer?

    America's Greatest Lawyer?
    Who is America's greatest lawyer? Ever or today? It is hard to saw who the greatest is for all time, as times change. Thurgood Marshall has to be up there - if not right at the top in the 20th...
  • Dec 12

    Congratulations Wayne Renke

    Congratulations Wayne Renke
    on being appointed to the bench. More to come soon.
  • Dec 5

    Avoiding Rights Conflict in the Twitterverse

    Avoiding Rights Conflict in the Twitterverse
    This post is a slightly expanded version of an editorial that appeared in the Globe and Mail online addition, 5 December 2014. A remarkable moment in popular constitutionalism took place in Alberta this week. A private member’s bill which,…
Rank this Week: 1012

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    Stalking, Spyware and Wiretapping

    Stalking, Spyware and Wiretapping
    In what the California Court of Appeals called a “case of extreme stalking”, Jose Moreno was convicted of “19 felonies and two misdemeanors, . . .  sentenced to 19 years four months in prison and required to register as…
  • Dec 19

    Marijuana, the Automobile Exception and the Text Message

    Marijuana, the Automobile Exception and the Text Message
    After Dwight Corey Kennedy was charged – in a “seven-count information” – with “possession of methamphetamine while armed with a loaded gun (Health & Safety Code § 11370.1(a), possession of…
  • Dec 17

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, Appellate Division – New York concerning a juvenile delinquencyproceeding:  In the Matter of Luis C., 2014 WL 6779210. The court begins its opinion by explaining how the…
Rank this Week: 255

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 22

    “How can I face a child today knowing what I know?”: Angry plea to end violence

    “How can I face a child today knowing what I know?”: Angry plea to end violence
    It is the season of renewal, of anticipating the year to come. It is a time for revelry, but also for reflection. And reflection on this past year forces one to confront the grim reality of harms humans have wreaked upon other humans –…
  • Dec 19

    Karen J. Alter writes about the Trials and Tribulations of Prosecuting Heads of State: the ICC and Kenyatta

    Karen J. Alter writes about the Trials and Tribulations of Prosecuting Heads of State: the ICC and Kenyatta
    See my post today on the Monkey Cage http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/12/19/the-trials-and-tribulations-of-prosecuting-heads-of-states-kenyatta-and-the-icc/ The Kenyatta decision differs from the decision to suspend the…
  • Dec 18

    Obama Announces Shift in Executive Policy on Cuba

    Obama Announces Shift in Executive Policy on Cuba
    President Obama announced on Wednesday that he was pursuing a marked shift in policy to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. This included a future U.S. embassy in the capital city of Havana, as well as the possibility of official visits…
Rank this Week: 25

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 22

    Deep Learning Algorithms and the “Machine Learning Revolution”

    Deep Learning Algorithms and the “Machine Learning Revolution”
    I saw a very interesting TEDx chat by Jeremy Howard where he talked about the current state of machine learning and what computers are capable of today. Howard is the founder and CEO of Enlitic a medical company that “uses recent…
  • Dec 22

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide…
  • Dec 22

    Too Much Information; Can LibGuides Provide a Freely Available Filter?

    Too Much Information; Can LibGuides Provide a Freely Available Filter?
    Is there too much choice out there? Do we need 35 varieties of coffee? 46 cereal options? 17 brands of garbage bags? Over half a dozen sites to find US caselaw? At least the same number for cases from England and Wales? Did we ask for all…
Rank this Week: 35

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- Optimo on the Ends and Means of Experimentalism

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- Optimo on the Ends and Means of Experimentalism
    Optimo:In the last post, Pessimo provided some illuminating comments about what is often portrayed as an example of experimentalism: land reform in China. Pessimo challenges the widespread idea that there was much experimentation in this…
  • Nov 28

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- Pessimo Response to Optimo on Experimentalism

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- Pessimo Response to Optimo on Experimentalism
    Some responses to Optimo:I think the problem of identifying ends is much more critical in the context of experiementalism than it is in the context of best practices (e.g., the Washington Consensus), because of the former's critical reliance…
  • Nov 16

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- The Beijing Consensus reloaded: Optimo on Experimentalism

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- The Beijing Consensus reloaded: Optimo on Experimentalism
    Optimo:We turn now to a second version of the argument that the so-called Beijing Consensus potentially represent a development model that contrasts with the Washington Consensus. This second version is based on the idea that this model is…
Rank this Week: 751

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Dec 22

    Should D.A.'s Give Way to Special Prosecutors in all Cases Involving Alleged Police Criminality?

    Should D.A.'s Give Way to Special Prosecutors in all Cases Involving Alleged Police Criminality?
    The Ferguson prosecutor now admits that he presented a witness he knew was lying to the grand jury, but maintains the witness was not taken seriously. Of course, what he did was a breach of professional conduct and it could open the way for…
  • Dec 19

    Pope for the Holiday

    Pope for the Holiday
    The holiday season is always a good time to take stock of the year just past and see what we might anticipate in the 12 months to come. In the case of Pope Francis, it is fair to say that a great deal went well. And not only Catholics but all…
  • Dec 17

    POPE FRANCIS, PAPAL DIPLOMACY AND US-CUBAN RELATIONS

    POPE FRANCIS, PAPAL DIPLOMACY AND US-CUBAN RELATIONS
    Pope Francis is clearly making a name for himself as a world-historical figure. He has gained great respect for his efforts to reform the Catholic Church internally -- by cleaning up the Vatican Bank, by restructuring the Curia, by opening up…
Rank this Week: 5014

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Dec 22

    Koons and Christo

    Koons and Christo
    Jeff Koons is at it again. He’s been sued for copyright infringement, this time by an artist who created an advertisement for a French clothing brand, Naf Naf. You can see images of the original advertisement and of Koons’s…
  • Dec 17

    Innovating Legal Education at AALS

    Innovating Legal Education at AALS
    I am speaking on a couple of panels at the upcoming AALS (Associaton of American Law Schools) meeting in Washington, DC.  The more provocative of the two is the “AALS President’s Program – Implementing Innovation in Law…
  • Dec 9

    The Future of Copyright: Teaching

    The Future of Copyright: Teaching
    IP law seems to be moving so quickly these days that figuring out how to teach it and what to teach is ever more challenging.  This month (December), I’m grading final Fall papers and preparing for Spring courses, and that ……
Rank this Week: 369

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/
  • Dec 22

    Curiosity and Learning

    Curiosity and Learning
    My co-blogger Haskell Murray had an interesting post last month on curiosity and obedience. He wrote about the natural curiosity of children: “As a professor, I wish I could bottle my son’s curiosity and feed it to my students.” But...
  • Dec 21

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Dec. 21, 2014)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Dec. 21, 2014)
    Corporate transparency: The openness revolution http://t.co/7WirJPUmDv #corpgov Thx @PIRCpress for bringing to my attention— James McRitchie (@corpgovnet) December 16, 2014 mandatory-arbitration & fee-shifting provisions: what a…
  • Dec 20

    The incompleteness of "leaning in"

    The incompleteness of "leaning in"
    Joshua Fershee has previously noted that men and women experience careers in business differently. If women want to get to the top, they often have a longer haul than men. Previous research has also shown that women are evaluated…
Rank this Week: 270

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Dec 22

    Notice the Difference? New Canadian Internet Copyright Rules for ISPs Set to Launch

    Notice the Difference? New Canadian Internet Copyright Rules for ISPs Set to Launch
    The longstanding debate over how Internet providers should respond to allegations of copyright infringement by their subscribers was resolved in Canada several years ago with the adoption of a "notice and notice" system. Unlike countries that…
  • Dec 22

    Notice the Difference? New Canadian Internet Copyright Rules Set to Launch

    Notice the Difference? New Canadian Internet Copyright Rules Set to Launch
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on December 20, 2014 as New Internet copyright rules to launch The longstanding debate over how Internet providers should respond to allegations of copyright infringement by their subscribers was resolved in…
  • Dec 15

    Government Documents Reveal Canadian Telcos Envision Surveillance-Ready Network

    Government Documents Reveal Canadian Telcos Envision Surveillance-Ready Network
    After years of failed bills, public debate, and considerable controversy, lawful access legislation received royal assent last week. Public Safety Minister Peter MacKay's Bill C-13 lumped together measures designed to combat cyberbullying…
Rank this Week: 1935

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Dec 22

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, December 22, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, December 22, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to…
  • Dec 21

    Events and Announcements: December 21, 2014

    Events and Announcements: December 21, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen Events For many years, the Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop – jointly organized by Rainer Hofmann (University of Frankfurt), Stephan Schill (Max Planck Institute Heidelberg), and Christian J. Tams…
  • Dec 20

    Weekend Roundup: December 13-19, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: December 13-19, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This week on Opinio Juris, our regular bloggers touched on a variety of topics again with Kevin rejecting Ashley Deeks’ evidence that the international response to ISIS supports the “unwilling or…
Rank this Week: 299