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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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Althouse

Althouse

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

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

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Business Insider, The Best Law Schools In America Business Insider, Law School Is Still Worth It Even If You Don't Get Into Harvard Or Yale Chronicle of Higher Education, Making Law School a Place for People Who Know What They Want to Do…
  • Nov 28

    The IRS Scandal, Day 568

    The IRS Scandal, Day 568
    Wall Street Journal: ‘Lost’ IRS Emails Found: An Investigator Locates What the Tax Agency Claimed Had Vanished: The Democrats’ midterm shellacking was in part a referendum on competence, which leads, naturally, to the all but unreported…
  • Nov 27

    What Tax Profs Are Thankful For

    What Tax Profs Are Thankful For
    Jordan Barry (San Diego): "I have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for my brilliant and beautiful wife Emily, my loving family, and my wonderful friends. I’m also thankful for my job—and for tenure, which I received this…
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • Nov 28

    Cosby and Temple University

    Cosby and Temple University
    The University of Massachusetts and other colleges and universities have cut ties with Bill Cosby based on the rape allegations against him. However, his alma mater Temple University, for the moment, is standing by their man, notwithstanding…
  • Nov 28

    Prof. Robert E. Rodes, Jr., R.I.P.

    Prof. Robert E. Rodes, Jr., R.I.P.
    My friend and colleague, Bob Rodes -- who taught at Notre Dame Law School for nearly 60 years and who published in seven different decades -- died on Tuesday morning. During his career, he wrote about the history of the Church of England,…
  • Nov 27

    Black Friday, Blue Laws (and Happy Thanksgiving)

    Black Friday, Blue Laws (and Happy Thanksgiving)
    November is a great month: NaNoWriMo, National Adoption Month, and, of course, Thanksgiving. Cue the Christmas music, thanks to holiday creep. Holiday creep is also responsible for the Black Friday shopping frenzy that now starts on…
Rank this Week: 48

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

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/
  • Nov 28

    Creditors Can’t Seize Country Code Top Level Domain

    Creditors Can’t Seize Country Code Top Level Domain
    This is a ruling addressing plaintiffs’ ability to levy against a country code top level domain (TLD). Plaintiffs obtained judgments against the Islamic Republic of Iran, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Syrian Arab…
  • Nov 26

    Lawsuit Over User-Posted Celebrity Photos Survives Dismissal–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site

    Lawsuit Over User-Posted Celebrity Photos Survives Dismissal–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site
    The plaintiffs own copyrights in celebrity photos. The defendants run the Hollywood.com “fan site network” with 1,500+ websites dedicated to celebrities, TV shows, etc. The complaint alleges that the entire fan site network is…
  • Nov 25

    Perfect 10 Loses Copyright Suit Against USENET Service Provider–Perfect 10 v. Giganew

    Perfect 10 Loses Copyright Suit Against USENET Service Provider–Perfect 10 v. Giganew
    Giganews acts as a USENET service provider. Perfect 10 is the litigious pornographer that has helped define Internet copyright law for the last 15 years. It sued Giganews because Perfect 10’s copyrighted images are distributed on…
Rank this Week: 201

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: 114

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/
  • Nov 28

    Sex OK If Attorney-Client Relationship Over; Dissent Calls Majority Decision A "Work Of Fiction"

    Sex OK If Attorney-Client Relationship Over; Dissent Calls Majority Decision A "Work Of Fiction"
    The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals disagreed with a hearing panel subcommittee of its Lawyer Discipinary Board and found no misconduct resulted from a sexual relationship between an attorney and his former client. Notably, the…
  • Nov 27

    Conviction Reversed; Prosecutor Knowingly Used Perjured Testimony

    Conviction Reversed; Prosecutor Knowingly Used Perjured Testimony
    The Indiana Court of Appeals had reversed a burglary conviction based on its conclusion that the prosecution knowingly used perjured testimony. The case involved the robbery of a Dollar General in December 2012. A video showed that the…
  • Nov 26

    Domestic Violence Suspension

    Domestic Violence Suspension
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has imposed a suspension of two years and a day for an attorney's domestic violence conviction On or about the evening of July 3, 2011, Respondent's wife and two children were sleeping in their car to...
Rank this Week: 203

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Nov 28

    Texas Justice calls for state's death penalty to be abolished

    Texas Justice calls for state's death penalty to be abolished
    As reported in this local article, "Texas Court of Appeals Justice Tom Price on Wednesday denounced the death penalty, saying that Texas' 2005 life without parole law makes it unnecessary and that the possibility of executing a…
  • Nov 28

    Latest New York recidivism numbers provide more to be thankful for

    Latest New York recidivism numbers provide more to be thankful for
    This New York Daily News article, headlined "Ex-cons returning to New York prisons for new felonies hits all time low: data," reports on encouraging news about recidivism rates in the Empire State. Here are the details: The number…
  • Nov 27

    So grateful for so much...

    So grateful for so much...
    including all the folks who regularly check out this blog and help ensure that I continue to benefit so much from sharing stories and ideas here about sentencing law and policy. Rather than stay on topic, here is a humerous...
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Nov 28

    [Eugene Volokh] May government reject political ads from its property, because it concludes they’re false?

    [Eugene Volokh] May government reject political ads from its property, because it concludes they’re false?
    Government agencies often sell advertising space, for instance on buses. May an agency exclude political ads on the grounds that those ads allegedly contain false statements, including on broad questions of history, science, the…
  • Nov 27

    [Eugene Volokh] Thomas Jefferson on seeking God’s favor

    [Eugene Volokh] Thomas Jefferson on seeking God’s favor
    Will Baude’s post, quoting Washington’s Thanksgiving proclamation and Jefferson’s message criticizing such Presidential proclamations, reminded me of this passage from Jefferson’s Second Inaugural Address: I shall…
  • Nov 27

    [Ilya Somin] Private property and the Pilgrim

    [Ilya Somin] Private property and the Pilgrim
    There is much to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. One lesson of the holiday that we should try not to forget is how the Pilgrims were saved from starvation and misery by private property rights. Economist Benjamin Powell summarizes the story…
Rank this Week: 9

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Nov 28

    The Price of Admission to the TPP Talks Revealed: U.S. Demanded Canada Pass Anti-Counterfeiting Legislation

    The Price of Admission to the TPP Talks Revealed: U.S. Demanded Canada Pass Anti-Counterfeiting Legislation
    In the years leading up to Canada's entry into the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations, there was considerable speculation about demands imposed by the U.S. For example, I wrote in 2012 about two reported demands: that Canada was stuck…
  • Nov 26

    Carol Todd on Bill C-13: “What Happened to Democracy?”

    Carol Todd on Bill C-13: “What Happened to Democracy?”
    The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights continues its study later today on Bill C-13, the cyber-bullying/lawful access bill that has already passed the House of Commons and seems certain to clear the Senate shortly. I appeared before…
  • Nov 24

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem
    The mounting battle between Uber, the popular app-based car service, and the incumbent taxi industry has featured court dates in Toronto, undercover sting operations in Ottawa, and a marketing campaign designed to stoke fear among potential…
Rank this Week: 499

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/
  • Nov 28

    Bruce Fein’s Revealing Defense of Senator Paul’s Draft Declaration of War

    Bruce Fein’s Revealing Defense of Senator Paul’s Draft Declaration of War
    Earlier this week I analyzed Senator Paul’s proposed war declaration.  Bruce Fein has a spirited defense of Senator Paul’s draft (which includes a swipe at me for asking an “obtuse[e]” question).  But the…
  • Nov 27

    Throwback Thursday: Thanksgiving Edition

    Throwback Thursday: Thanksgiving Edition
    Editor’s note: For quite a while now, social media enthusiasts have been using the hashtag #tbt (or, in long-form, “Throwback Thursday”) as a way to reminisce about the past. Now Lawfare has decided to get in on the action…
  • Nov 26

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #44: An Interview with Sal Stolfo

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #44: An Interview with Sal Stolfo
    Our guest for episode 44 of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast is Sal Stolfo, Professor at Columbia University’s Computer Science Department and CEO of Allure Software.  Stolfo brings an attacker’s sensibility to network…
Rank this Week: 83

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    White House Veto Threat Ends Tax Breaks Talk

    White House Veto Threat Ends Tax Breaks Talk
    With the tax breaks deal between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp nearing conclusion, the White House announcement that the deal would be vetoed by President Obama ended the talks. Statements from…
  • Nov 27

    Steer Clear of Holiday Debt

    Steer Clear of Holiday Debt
    As the holiday season is officially in full swing, many households are concerned about the inevitable debt that comes. Fifty-seven percent of American adults with children say they are willing to take on debt to make their children happy,…
  • Nov 27

    Roth IRA Conversions No Longer on Sale

    Roth IRA Conversions No Longer on Sale
    Black Friday is right around the corner, but there won’t be any deals on Roth IRA conversions. For Roth IRA account owners who did conversions in November 2012, the two-year increase of 5,200 points or 41 percent has been a...
Rank this Week: 55

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Call for Applications: UC Berkeley Seeks Director of Legal Studie

    Call for Applications: UC Berkeley Seeks Director of Legal Studie
    Via H-Net, we have the following job posting:Director, Legal Studies Location: Berkeley, CA Salary: Commensurate with experience. This is a three-year renewable contract position at 100% time. Expected Start Date: July 1, 2015 Job…
  • Nov 27

    Purcell on Ex parte Young

    Purcell on Ex parte Young
    Edward A Purcell, New York Law School, has posted Ex Parte Young and the Transformation of the Federal Courts, 1890-1917, which originally appeared in the University of Toledo Law Review 40 (2009).  Here is the abstract:Ex parte Young is…
  • Nov 26

    Wester's "Land Divided by Law"

    Wester's "Land Divided by Law"
    Here's something else to consume, along with turkey and tales of Pilgrims and Wampanoags, this Thanksgiving Day.  Just out, in multiple formats, from Quid Pro Books is Land Divided by Law: The Yakama Indian Nation as Environmental…
Rank this Week: 35

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 2201

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/
  • Nov 28

    The Advice of the Ruling Class in Ferguson: Calm Down

    The Advice of the Ruling Class in Ferguson: Calm Down
    Here is a great post by the Reverend Jeff Hood on the rhetoric attempting to control the demonstrators in Ferguson. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-jeff-hood/the-violence-of-demanding-peaceful-protest_b_5703569.html A sample: "I don't think…
  • Nov 26

    Is Violent Protest Justified in Ferguson?

    Is Violent Protest Justified in Ferguson?
    Shortly after the Ferguson grand jury announced its decision Monday night, President Obama said: “We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. There are Americans who agree with it, and there are Americans who are…
  • Nov 20

    What's Wrong with the Constitution?

    What's Wrong with the Constitution?
    A recent Princeton study by Martin Gillens and Benjamin I. Page concludes that the U.S. no longer has a democracy. “Using data drawn from over 1,800 different policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, the two conclude that rich,…
Rank this Week: 401

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Nov 28

    EU Data Protection Authority Adopts Guidelines on the Implementation of the Right to be Forgotten

    EU Data Protection Authority Adopts Guidelines on the Implementation of the Right to be Forgotten
    On November 26, 2014, the European data protection authorities (DPAs) assembled in the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) adopted guidelines on the implementation of the judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the right to…
  • Nov 19

    USA FREEDOM Act stall

    USA FREEDOM Act stall
    Last evening the Senate voted 58-42 to delay implementation of the USA FREEDOM Act with the goal of reforming, albeit modestly, America's controversial domestic surveillance programs. Despite strong support from the technology industry, rare…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2
    Panel 2 of today's PCLOB public hearing explored privacy interests within a counterterrorism context with an emphasis on what impact technology has upon it.  The panel was fairly fluid and free-flowing with discussion, but a few salient…
Rank this Week: 97

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 28

    An Unanswered Tax Question for the Letter Writer

    An Unanswered Tax Question for the Letter Writer
    Over the past few years I have pointed to the existence of bad roads as a lesson in the foolishness of alleged short-term tax cut benefits being swamped by short-term and long-term costs triggered by failing infrastructure. I made this point…
  • Nov 26

    Giving Thanks: “No, Thank YOU!”

    Giving Thanks: “No, Thank YOU!”
    A few years ago, in a sermon, the then pastor of my church, a former English teacher, pointed out that he was bothered by the increasing use of “No, thank YOU!” as a response to saying “Thank you” to someone. Somehow,…
  • Nov 24

    More Tax Ignorance

    More Tax Ignorance
    Circulating on facebook, and probably on other social media, is a photograph with this legend:Up until 1913 Americans kept all of their earnings. Despite this, we still had: schools, colleges, roads, vast railroads, streets, subways, the…
Rank this Week: 2095

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Part of the Obama Plan: Support High-skilled Business and Worker

    Part of the Obama Plan: Support High-skilled Business and Worker
    As fleshed out in some detail by the Department of Homeland Security, President Obama's recently announced immigration plan has quite a few components. One item on the list of immigration initiatives is "Support High-skilled Business and…
  • Nov 28

    Eat Turkey, Become American

    Eat Turkey, Become American
    Marie Myung-Ok Lee offers a heartwarming story about the meaning of Thanksgiving and its importance to her Korean immigrant parents. KJ
  • Nov 28

    SALT STATEMENT ON FERGUSON, MISSOURI

    SALT STATEMENT ON FERGUSON, MISSOURI
    There has been much in the news about the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. Here is a letter on that subject posted on the Society of American Law Tecahers website: November 21, 2014 The Society of American Law Teachers (SALT)...
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Nov 28

    Bradford, Hohl, Jackson, & MacQueen on Compliance with Traffic Law

    Bradford, Hohl, Jackson, & MacQueen on Compliance with Traffic Law
    Ben Bradford, Katrin Hohl, Jonathan Jackson and Sarah MacQueen (University of Oxford - Centre for Criminology, City University London, London School of Economics & Political Science - Department of Methodology and University of Edinburgh…
  • Nov 28

    Nunez on Absolute State Sovereignty

    Nunez on Absolute State Sovereignty
    Jorge Emilio Nunez (Manchester Law School) has posted About the Impossibility of Absolute State Sovereignty. The Modern Era on SSRN. Here is the abstract: State sovereignty is often thought to be and seen as absolute, unlimited. We have seen…
  • Nov 27

    Voon on Trade-Restrictiveness & the WTO

    Voon on Trade-Restrictiveness & the WTO
    Tania S. Voon (University of Melbourne - Melbourne Law School) has posted Exploring the Meaning of Trade-Restrictiveness in the WTO (World Trade Review, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Trade-restrictiveness is a familiar…
Rank this Week: 17

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 28

    The Friday Fillip: The Eleventh Month

    The Friday Fillip: The Eleventh Month
    Here, north of the equator, November is the Thursday of months. (Just as Thursday is the November of days.) It stands between you and a big holiday stretch, with nothing to offer but accumulating weariness and the irritating jingling…
  • Nov 28

    Dreaming of the Future of Law Firm

    Dreaming of the Future of Law Firm
    In my previous post, I identified a number of themes that weaved their way through the sessions I attended at the annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) in August. I did note, however, that one session,…
  • Nov 27

    Suzanne Côté Takes Justice LeBel’s Chair at the Supreme Court

    Suzanne Côté Takes Justice LeBel’s Chair at the Supreme Court
    On the eve of Justice Louis LeBel‘s retirement, the PMO has announced his replacement. A Gaspésienne. A woman. A litigator in private practice at Osler’s Montréal office. Suzanne Côté. In every way a…
Rank this Week: 45

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    False Anti-Muslim Speech Protected By 1st Amendment

    False Anti-Muslim Speech Protected By 1st Amendment
    In American Freedom Defense Initiative v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority ("SEPTA"), (ED PA, Nov. 25, 2014), a Pennsylvania federal district court granted a motion to exclude expert testimony on the falsity of language…
  • Nov 28

    District Courts Reach Conflicting Results In Challenges To ACA Religious Non-Profit Contraceptive Accommodation

    District Courts Reach Conflicting Results In Challenges To ACA Religious Non-Profit Contraceptive Accommodation
    In Association of Christian Schools International v. Burwell, (D CO, Nov. 26, 2014), a Colorado federal district court upheld the Obama administration's most recent accommodation for religious non-profits that have conscience objections…
  • Nov 27

    Suit Says Police Promoted Prayer Vigil

    Suit Says Police Promoted Prayer Vigil
    The American Humanist Association announced this week that it has filed an Establishment Clause lawsuit against the City of Ocala, Florida and its police department over a Sept. 24 community prayer vigil.  The complaint (full text) in…
Rank this Week: 26

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Nov 28

    Michael Brown, Warren McCleskey, and Global Warming

    Michael Brown, Warren McCleskey, and Global Warming
    by Michael DorfI have now read a large number of excellent (and an even larger number of less-than-excellent) analyses of the grand jury's non-indictment of Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown. I confess to not having sifted through the…
  • Nov 26

    Is a Patently False Statement Necessarily a "Lie"?

    Is a Patently False Statement Necessarily a "Lie"?
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss the case of Warger v. Shauers.  Warger involves Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b), which prohibits, among other things, the introduction of juror testimony in an effort to…
  • Nov 25

    In Praise of Expert Panels (in Football, at Least)

    In Praise of Expert Panels (in Football, at Least)
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIt is a short holiday week, and even if I had something to say about the big national news story from Ferguson, Missouri, I would rather write about something relatively frivolous.  And, as Professor Dorf's…
Rank this Week: 230

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/
  • Nov 28

    Education and Aesthetic

    Education and Aesthetic
    Earlier this week, I watched Ivory Tower: Is College Worth the Cost? on CNN, which was a somewhat depressing documentary for someone who hopes to spend the next 30+ years in higher education. One of the things the documentary decries...
  • Nov 27

    Can a socially responsible person shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday?

    Can a socially responsible person shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday?
    As regular readers know, I research and write on business and human rights. For this reason, I really enjoyed the post about corporate citizenship on Thanksgiving by Ann Lipton, and Haskell Murray’s post about the social enterprise and…
  • Nov 26

    Writing (and grading) Exam Question

    Writing (and grading) Exam Question
    This is the time of year when we craft exam questions and grading grids in anticipation of exams. Aside from Teaching Law by Design (a fabulous resource that I recommend for all new teachers as a great continuing resource for...
Rank this Week: 171

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law
    Two new lectures have been added to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. They were given by Marko Milanovic on “The Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Treaties” and by Dire Tladi on “Immunities and the…
  • Nov 27

    New Volume: Hague Yearbook of International Law

    New Volume: Hague Yearbook of International Law
    The latest volume of the Hague Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 26, 2013) is out. Contents include:Private International Law Micah R. Thorner & Rosa Huizinga, Hague Conference on Private International Law – Work in 2013 …
  • Nov 26

    New Issue: International Organizations Law Review

    New Issue: International Organizations Law Review
    The latest issue of the International Organizations Law Review (Vol. 11, no. 1, 2014) is out. Contents include:Jacob Katz Cogan, Editorial: The Decline of ‘Drafts’ Nikolaos Voulgaris, Rethinking Indirect Responsibility Ana Sofia…
Rank this Week: 23

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 973

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/
  • Nov 27

    Just Another Scapegoat: Blaming Federalism for Failed Human Rights Remedie

    Just Another Scapegoat: Blaming Federalism for Failed Human Rights Remedie
    By: Alexandra Tate and Elise Meyer Jessica Lenahan Testifies with Prof. Carrie Bettinger Lopez and Santiago Canton (RFK Center) looking on. Alexandra Tate and Elise Meyer are law students in the University of Chicago Law School International…
  • Nov 26

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    We wish you a Happy and Peaceful Thanksgiving. We are grateful for our co-editors, guest authors, our readers and all others who take an interest in and support the Human Rights at Home Blog. Martha Davis Margaret Drew
  • Nov 26

    Teaching Ferguson

    Teaching Ferguson
    Thank you to Carrie Bettinger Lopez for forwarding this message from her colleague. The author, Professor James, would like to know how others are approaching the discussion. We welcome your comments. Colleagues, I am writing to ask all of…
Rank this Week: 2948

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/
  • Nov 27

    Uber Collective Action

    Uber Collective Action
    New technology meets old-school labor unrest. Recently, the online ride service, Uber, has faced a series of collective actions by its drivers, which have objected to the increasingly tight terms and conditions of their relationship with the…
  • Nov 27

    Assessing the New Restatement

    Assessing the New Restatement
    As the new Employment Law Restatement approaches final form, we can expect another wave of academic commentary, and I was fortunate enough to be present last week at the first such effort, a Symposium hosted at Ithaca hosted by the...
  • Nov 26

    Deferred-Action Immigration Status and Employer Alienage Discrimination

    Deferred-Action Immigration Status and Employer Alienage Discrimination
    Over a week ago, the President extended “deferred-action” status to millions of people who faced deportation for residing in the US in violation of federal immigration law. (He then defended his legal authority to do so.) Around the same…
Rank this Week: 123

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/
  • Nov 27

    The 20 Best College Town

    The 20 Best College Town
    Travel & Leisure offers us a list of the 20 best college towns in the USA, according to the magazine’s readers. At the top of the list is Syracuse. (I wonder if any of the evaluators made a visit during...
  • Nov 26

    Law deans ask National Conference of Bar Examiners to conduct "thorough investigation" of drop in exam score

    Law deans ask National Conference of Bar Examiners to conduct "thorough investigation" of drop in exam score
    According to the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, 80 deans representing mostly middle-ranked and public law schools have signed a letter to the NCBE asking for a "thorough investigation of the administration and scoring of the July 2014 bar…
  • Nov 26

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Happy Thanksgiving! Here is a 2:38 video chronicling the history of Thanksgiving. Find out what’s fact and what’s fiction. And here is Bing Crosby singing “I’ve Got Plenty to be Thankful For” from Holiday Inn. (ljs)
Rank this Week: 2949

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Nov 27

    The Gambia Enacts New Criminal Law Providing for Life Imprisonment for "Aggravated Homosexuality"

    The Gambia Enacts New Criminal Law Providing for Life Imprisonment for "Aggravated Homosexuality"
    In his address before the United Nations General Assembly in 2013, the President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, named homosexuality as one of the three biggest problems facing the world (along with greed and nuclear weapons). The Gambia this…
  • Nov 27

    Ugandan Lawmakers Reported to Be Drafting Another Anti-Gay Law

    Ugandan Lawmakers Reported to Be Drafting Another Anti-Gay Law
    Legislators in Uganda previously passed an Anti-Homosexuality Act that the Uganda Constitutional Court nullified in August 2014 because that bill had been passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. Before that law was…
  • Nov 27

    Lawyer Attacked in St. Petersburg After Defending LGBT Activist

    Lawyer Attacked in St. Petersburg After Defending LGBT Activist
    Vitaly Cherkasov, a human rights lawyer defending an LGBT activist, said he was attacked after leaving a St. Petersburg court. He identified one of the assailants as Anatoly Artyukh, an Orthodox activist and aide to Vitaly Milonov, a local…
Rank this Week: 310

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/
  • Nov 27

    Assy & Menashe on Risk Assessment in Israel's Parole Law

    Assy & Menashe on Risk Assessment in Israel's Parole Law
    Rabeea Assy and Doron Menashe Sr. (University of Haifa - Faculty of Law and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law) have posted The Catch-22 in Israel's Parole Law (Criminal Justice and Behavior, Volume 41, pp 1422-1436 (2014)) on SSRN....
  • Nov 26

    More commentary on Ferguson grand jury

    More commentary on Ferguson grand jury
    At Slate, "Shadow Trial": This move to morph a grand jury inquiry, which is typically a short rundown of the case for the prosecution, into a trial-like parade of mountains of evidence raises serious issues about the rights of…
  • Nov 26

    "Cleveland video shows police shot boy within seconds"

    "Cleveland video shows police shot boy within seconds"
    From Reuters: Cleveland officials on Wednesday released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy that shows him pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive and shoot him within two seconds. Tamir E. Rice...
Rank this Week: 90

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Nov 27

    CA: Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of Med Mal Damages Cap

    CA: Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of Med Mal Damages Cap
    Less than a month after voters rejected raising the $250,000 med mal damage cap in California, the state's high court is going to review whether the cap is constitutional. Insurancenewsnet.com has the story.
  • Nov 26

    Auto Insurance in Ontario

    Auto Insurance in Ontario
    Automobile insurance is more expensive in Ontario than anywhere else in Canada. Last week, in an attempt to reduce costs, the Ontario Government passed "Bill 15," which will: Reduce extraordinarily expensive vehicle storage costs…
  • Nov 25

    Erichson on the NFL Concussion Settlement

    Erichson on the NFL Concussion Settlement
    Over at Mass Tort Profs, Howie Erichson (Fordham) analyzes the NFL concussion settlement. He's not in favor: We have grown so accustomed to "settlement class actions" that we have lost sight of what is strange and troubling about…
Rank this Week: 532

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
  • Nov 27

    She Blinded Me With Science – Redux

    She Blinded Me With Science – Redux
    Scientists/musicians at Cambridge have made a cover of Thomas Dolby’s She Blinded Me With Science (video below). As Cambridge News explains, the “video features a number of young women scientists including a material scientist,…
  • Nov 27

    Oh Barbie, Not Again! Mattel’s View of Women and Science

    Oh Barbie, Not Again! Mattel’s View of Women and Science
    Apparently, Barbie again thinks that women are limited when it comes to science. Mattel seems to be trying to get on board with with STEM and women. They commissioned a book Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer. Unfortunately, according to…
  • Nov 27

    I Am Thankful for Antitrust? Yep.

    I Am Thankful for Antitrust? Yep.
    So you are settling in thinking about food, those who have it, those who don’t, and of course a distraction, antitrust, pops into your head. OK that is unlikely unless you are a nerdy professor, which I am. In all seriousness, I am…
Rank this Week: 54

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: 86

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Nov 27

    A Link to the Ferguson Grand Jury Document

    A Link to the Ferguson Grand Jury Document
    The Ferguson murder grand jury documents, transcripts of hearings, police interviews, videos of media reports, autopsies, photos of the scene, are up on the web at:…
  • Nov 22

    A Lengthy Post on the Effects of Immigration on National Wealth and Income Distribution

    A Lengthy Post on the Effects of Immigration on National Wealth and Income Distribution
    This is a very long post, but skip on to the next one if you get bored. I got interested in immigration and am trying to work my mind around a chapter in George Borjas's 2014 book, Immigration Economics. Paragraph...
  • Nov 20

    Why the U.S.-China Climate Deal Could Be A Tipping Point

    Why the U.S.-China Climate Deal Could Be A Tipping Point
    The Obama administration announced a climate agreement with China last week, which was immediately criticized as giving away the store. However, this climate agreement may be a turning point. As I wrote three years ago, and international…
Rank this Week: 4240

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Nov 27

    Hillary Clinton goes into full diva mode at UCLA, what we got in return is unclear

    Hillary Clinton goes into full diva mode at UCLA, what we got in return is unclear
    The Washington Post article is full of eyebrow raising details: When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton,... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Nov 26

    Sorting shareholder activists between the sheep and the goat

    Sorting shareholder activists between the sheep and the goat
    The Gospel reading last Sunday was Matthew 25:31-46, which is the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats, in which Jesus tells us that: When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Nov 24

    A $21 Check Prompts Toyota Driver to Wonder Who Benefited from Class Action - Law Blog - WSJ

    A $21 Check Prompts Toyota Driver to Wonder Who Benefited from Class Action - Law Blog - WSJ
    Jonathan Sourbeer, a computer science student in Redmond, Wash., says he recently got a check in the mail for $20.91. As a Toyota customer, the money was his share of the $1.1 billion that Toyota... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 81

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/
  • Nov 27

    "Out of Office"

    "Out of Office"
    It is a rarity that Academic Support Professionals get to take a long weekend without working. We answer emails and calls day and night, grade on the weekends, and prepare workshop and class materials around the clock. While the nature...
  • Nov 24

    So One L's you have finished your last Legal Research and Writing Assignment for the term, now what . . .

    So One L's you have finished your last Legal Research and Writing Assignment for the term, now what . . .
    Now that most first year law students have finished their final LRW assignment for the term, it is not time to relax. While 1L's can cross one big item off their "to do lists," it is very important for 1L's...
  • Nov 24

    Correct Email Address for Nominations for AALS Academic Support Section

    Correct Email Address for Nominations for AALS Academic Support Section
    The correct email address for nominations for Treasurer and Board Members for the AALS Section on Academic Support is to Louis Schulze at lschulze@fiu.edu. If you sent a nomination to the incorrect address, please re-send it. Sorry for the…
Rank this Week: 1593

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Nov 27

    Did Private Property Save the Pilgrims?

    Did Private Property Save the Pilgrims?
    In honor of the holiday, we usually post an article about how private property saved the pilgrims. Benjamin Powell, an economist at Suffolk, gives a good version of the story here. You can find the same tale on any number...
  • Nov 25

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy
    Maybe privitized streets aren't such a good idea: In September, the operator of the Indiana Toll Road filed for bankruptcy, eight years after inking a $3.8 billion, 75-year concession for the road with the administration of Governor Mitch…
  • Nov 25

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce
    Troy Rule (Arizona State) has posted Legislating for Solar Access: A Guide and Model Ordinance on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Solar energy development is an increasingly attractive way to diversify a community’s energy portfolio, stimulate…
Rank this Week: 357

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 403

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/
  • Nov 27

    Thanksgiving Feast: Meredith Miller Top Ten List

    Thanksgiving Feast: Meredith Miller Top Ten List
    This is a rather unconventional list. I have just gone back into our archives and picked out one my favorite Meredith posts from each of the ten years since she started blogging here. It's amazing how well I remember each...
  • Nov 26

    New in Print (including a new book!)

    New in Print (including a new book!)
    Steven W. Feldman, Mutual Assent, Normative Degradation, and Mass Market Standard Form Contracts (a two-part critique of Margaret Jane Radin, Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights and the Rule of Law (part I), 62 Clev. St. L. Rev. 373…
  • Nov 25

    More on Non-Disparagement Clause

    More on Non-Disparagement Clause
    According to this story in the Mirror, a couple was charged an extra £100 for posting a review on TripAdvisor describing the Broadway Hotel in Blackpool as a "rotten, stinking hovel." According to the report, the hotel believes…
Rank this Week: 220

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Nov 27

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Nov 22

    Public Service Announcement in China

    Public Service Announcement in China
    A shampoo ad doubles as a public service announcement against divorce in China--see it here. MR
  • Nov 21

    Billion Dollar Divorce

    Billion Dollar Divorce
    From CBS News: It's the kind of money that most Americans can't comprehend, but for one ex-wife it's an injustice. Sue Ann Hamm, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm, plans to appeal a divorce settlement that awarded her...
Rank this Week: 221

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Nov 27

    Guest Post: Gabor Rona on Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

    Guest Post: Gabor Rona on Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration
    by Gabor Rona by Gabor Rona [Gabor Rona is a Visiting Professor of Law and Director, Law and Armed Conflict Project at Cardozo Law School.] Over at Lawfare Jack Goldsmith provides a somewhat more nuanced analysis of President Obama’s…
  • Nov 26

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: A Response to Beth Stephen

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: A Response to Beth Stephen
    by James G. Stewart by James G. Stewart [James G. Stewart is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at Allard Hall, University of British Columbia. His new article, The Turn to Corporate Criminal Liability for International Crimes:…
  • Nov 26

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: Two Cheers for Stewart

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: Two Cheers for Stewart
    by Beth Stephens by Beth Stephens [Beth Stephens is a Professor at Rutgers Law.] Two cheers for James Stewart and his forthcoming article, The Turn to Corporate Criminal Liability for International Crimes: Transcending the Alien Tort Statute.…
Rank this Week: 117

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Nov 27

    The "Aging" Art of Communication - A Holiday Topic?

    The "Aging" Art of Communication - A Holiday Topic?
    Recently I have encountered several thoughtful articles about the language we use, and the approaches taken, when talking with older persons. This seems to be an especially appropriate topic for the holiday season, when families often come…
  • Nov 26

    Interprofessional Educational Initiatives "Spreading Like Wildfire"

    Interprofessional Educational Initiatives "Spreading Like Wildfire"
    Dr. Peter Beurhaus from Vanderbuilt University uses a question and answer format with colleagues at his university to explain how Vanderbilt's Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL), established in 2010, has involved "challenges,…
  • Nov 25

    Thank a Caregiver

    Thank a Caregiver
    Ramping up into Thanksgiving celebration, thinking about the things for which we are thankful---how about adding caregivers to that last? Huffintong Post Third Metric ran a three-part series earlier this month on Unsung Heroes: The Face of…
Rank this Week: 392

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

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

    President Obama’s Executive Orders are Constitutional

    President Obama’s Executive Orders are Constitutional
    A “head fake” is a basketball move where the player holding the ball feints as if starting a jump shot, but never leaves his feet.  Done correctly, it causes the defender to jump off of their feet in anticipation of the shot,…
  • Nov 20

    Calls for Doing Better Set Tone for Catholic Schools Conference

    Calls for Doing Better Set Tone for Catholic Schools Conference
    Perhaps Kathleen Cepelka effectively summed up a half-day conference Wednesday on the future of Catholic kindergarten through twelfth grade schools simply by describing the state of the schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Cepelka, the…
  • Nov 19

    Immigration Reform and the Challenge of Democratic Self-Government

    Immigration Reform and the Challenge of Democratic Self-Government
    News reports indicate that President Obama will soon announce how he plans to use Executive Orders to implement some aspects of Immigration Reform, due to the failure of Congress to address the subject legislatively.  I recently had the…
Rank this Week: 794

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
Rank this Week: 51