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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 1079

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 22

    Determinants of Self-Reporting Under the European Corporate Leniency Program

    Determinants of Self-Reporting Under the European Corporate Leniency Program
    Cung Truong Hoang, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Kai Huschelrath, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Ulrich Laitenberger, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) - Competition and Regulation Research Group; KU…
  • Sep 22

    Nonlinear Pricing and Exclusion: II. Must-Stock Product

    Nonlinear Pricing and Exclusion: II. Must-Stock Product
    Philippe Chone, National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST) and Laurent Linnemer, National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Laboratory of…
  • Sep 22

    Nonlinear Pricing and Exclusion: I. Buyer Opportunism

    Nonlinear Pricing and Exclusion: I. Buyer Opportunism
    Philippe Chone, National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST) and Laurent Linnemer, National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Laboratory of…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Sep 22

    [Will Baude] Is there a right to contribute to out-of-state elections?

    [Will Baude] Is there a right to contribute to out-of-state elections?
    Josh Blackman links to an interesting new speech by (retired) Justice Stevens about the Court’s campaign finance jurisprudence. Among other things, Justice Stevens argues that there ought to be little protection (or no protection?) for…
  • Sep 22

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Does Neil deGrasse Tyson make up stories?

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Does Neil deGrasse Tyson make up stories?
    Neil deGrasse Tyson may well be America’s most prominent scientist.  He is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and a research associate in the Department of…
  • Sep 22

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Over 600 scholars sign letter against BDS

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Over 600 scholars sign letter against BDS
    Over 600 academics thus far have signed a new letter opposing an academic boycott of Israel. The signatories include at least one Nobel Prize winner, law school deans, and leading scholars in several fields (that is just based on the some of…
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Sep 22

    New AALS Website

    New AALS Website
    The new AALS Website is live. Check it out!
  • Sep 22

    Makau Mutua Stepping Down As SUNY Buffalo Law Dean

    Makau Mutua Stepping Down As SUNY Buffalo Law Dean
    Dean Makau Mutua, who has led Buffalo Law for seven years, will be stepping down from the deanship this December. Dean Mutua made some size adjustments in the law school and has also had controversy in his time. (In fact,...
  • Sep 22

    Hiring Announcement: New Mexico

    Hiring Announcement: New Mexico
    From an email that I received a few days ago: The University of New Mexico ("UNM") School of Law invites applications for a faculty position in the UNM Clinical Law Program. The Clinical Law faculty position is a full-time…
Rank this Week: 98

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Sep 22

    Government Asserts State Secrets Privilege in Defamation Suit Against Non-Profit

    Government Asserts State Secrets Privilege in Defamation Suit Against Non-Profit
    Last week—and in a somewhat unusual development—the Department of Justice filed a motion to intervene, stay, and dismiss a private lawsuit against a non-profit organization, citing the state secrets privilege. In short, the…
  • Sep 22

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    After more than two months of uncertainty and tension in Afghanistan over a presidential election gone awry, the two presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, have reportedly agreed to a power-sharing deal. The…
  • Sep 22

    Ongoing “Covert” Training of Syrian Rebels: But Is It Still Covert . . . , And, If So, Why?

    Ongoing “Covert” Training of Syrian Rebels: But Is It Still Covert . . . , And, If So, Why?
    [Cross-Posted at Just Security]  Last week Congress approved, and the President signed, legislation that authorizes the Secretary of Defense (see section 149) to “provide assistance, including training, equipment,…
Rank this Week: 149

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/
  • Sep 22

    Section 11 Actions Based on Statements of Belief

    Section 11 Actions Based on Statements of Belief
    Omnicare is back in court. This time, it is petitioning the Supreme Court for relief in a legal battle under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The question presented (as quoted from the cert petition) is:...
  • Sep 22

    More on the Irrelevance of Law Review

    More on the Irrelevance of Law Review
    In July, I blogged about the irrelevance of law reviews. Here’s more evidence. I spoke at a symposium on crowdfunding in late March and submitted my article, Shooting the Messenger: The Liability of Crowdfunding Intermediaries for the Fraud…
  • Sep 21

    Frank Pasquale on “how masterful manipulation of the law has allowed tech and finance giants to grow incredibly fast”

    Frank Pasquale on “how masterful manipulation of the law has allowed tech and finance giants to grow incredibly fast”
    Like many people I know, I am a huge fan of Frank Pasquale. Thus, I was very excited to read his Balkanization interview (available here) discussing his forthcoming book, “The Black Box Society.” The interview touches on a wide range...
Rank this Week: 111

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/
  • Sep 22

    Resnik on Law, Migration, and Border

    Resnik on Law, Migration, and Border
    Judith Resnik (Yale University - Law School) has posted Bordering by Law: The Migration of Law, Crimes, Sovereignty, and the Mail (J. Resnick, Bordering by Law: The Migration of Law, Crimes, Sovereignty, and the Mail, Nomos Publishing. 2015,…
  • Sep 22

    Chen on Contract Interpretation & Surplus Maximization

    Chen on Contract Interpretation & Surplus Maximization
    Kyle Chen (Notre Dame Law School) has posted The Grand Unified Theory — Methods of Contract Interpretation and Result Oriented Surplus Maximization on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article proposes a unified theory to reconcile different…
  • Sep 22

    Bowman on Prosecutorial Misconduct

    Bowman on Prosecutorial Misconduct
    Mary Bowman (Seattle University School of Law) has posted Mitigating Foul Blows (Georgia Law Review, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For nearly eighty years, courts have offered stirring rhetoric about how prosecutors must…
Rank this Week: 13

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: 758

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    The New Deal Revolution Started in the 1850

    The New Deal Revolution Started in the 1850
    according to John Compton's marvelous new book, Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution.  I review it for the Harvard Law Review Forum, here.
  • Sep 19

    Interview on the Black Box Society

    Interview on the Black Box Society
    Lawrence Joseph and Frank Pasquale In the interview below, Lawrence Joseph interviews Balkinization blogger Frank Pasquale about his forthcoming book, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information. Joseph is…
  • Sep 15

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform
    Professor Judy Baer is the best feminist theorist most readers of Balkinization have never heard of.  Her works, most notably Our Lives Before the Law and The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women (with Leslie Goldstein) are classics…
Rank this Week: 216

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Book: Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age

    Book: Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age
    Mary Christina Wood has published a book entitled, Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age, which explores concepts surrounding the public trust doctrine. Provided below is a description of the book from Cambridge…
  • Sep 22

    Community in Florida Addresses Importance of Discussing Death

    Community in Florida Addresses Importance of Discussing Death
    Community members in Sarasota, Florida are attempting to open up the discussion on end-of-life issues and death. Through panel discussions held at a public library and screenings of documentaries that address the subject, they are providing…
  • Sep 22

    Article on What to Do With What's Left Behind

    Article on What to Do With What's Left Behind
    John V. Orth (North Carolina), recently published an article entitled, What to Do With What's Left Behind, 58 St. Louis U. L.J. 707 (2014). Provided below is an excerpt from the article: The need for a course in trusts and...
Rank this Week: 51

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Exhibit: The Sam Sheppard Case at BAY Art

    Exhibit: The Sam Sheppard Case at BAY Art
    This is your last week to see A Strange Holiday: An Aesthetic Examination of the Sam Sheppard Case at BAY Arts, in Bay Village, Ohio.In the early morning hours of July 4, 1954, Marilyn Sheppard was brutally murdered in her Bay Village…
  • Sep 22

    Mayeux on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel before Powell

    Mayeux on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel before Powell
    Sara Mayeux, a Sharswood Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, has posted Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Before Powell v. Alabama: Lessons from History for the Future of the Right to Counsel, which appears in the Iowa Law…
  • Sep 21

    Brown at 60 (at IU Bloomington)

    Brown at 60 (at IU Bloomington)
    Indiana University-Bloomington Maurer School of Law announces Brown at 60 a series of “lectures, workshops, and film screenings commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision.”Thurs., Sept. 25,…
Rank this Week: 142

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

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
  • Sep 22

    “Exceeding Powers”, or Review on the Merits?

    “Exceeding Powers”, or Review on the Merits?
    Thanks to Sarah Cole for pointing out a recent decision of the Ohio Supreme Court addressing the thorny question of when a court may vacate an arbitral award on the grounds that the arbitrators exceeded their powers by interpreting the…
  • Sep 18

    Prisoner’s Dilemma Game Show

    Prisoner’s Dilemma Game Show
    In class earlier this week, we rebooted the idea of the prisoner’s dilemma as previously portrayed on The Bachelor Pad (discussed on the Freakonomics Blog and four years ago on this site). This time, the conversation revolved around a…
  • Sep 17

    Social Entrepreneurship, Community Lawyering & Dispute Resolution

    Social Entrepreneurship, Community Lawyering & Dispute Resolution
    Karen Tokarz (Washington U. – St.Louis) shares information about Wash U’s annual ADR scholarship roundtable, this year entitled Social Entrepreneurship, Community Lawyering & Dispute Resolution.  The lineup looks strong…
Rank this Week: 961

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 159

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
  • Sep 22

    The Campus Book Tour

    The Campus Book Tour
    If you are publishing a new book–as almost all Co-Op bloggers seem to be doing, including Danielle, Frank, and me–getting the word out entails effort across mainstream media, social media, niche blogs, radio and TV, and, of…
  • Sep 22

    Enumerated Powers Reconsidered

    Enumerated Powers Reconsidered
    I want to flag a new paper by Richard Primus (full disclosure–my co-clerk and friend) forthcoming in Yale Law Journal.  “The Limits of Enumeration” will likely be a significant contribution to the debate on the…
  • Sep 20

    Scottish Referendum and Evolutionarily Fit Legal System

    Scottish Referendum and Evolutionarily Fit Legal System
    Some thoughts in the aftermath of the scottish referendum. Why do regions want to secede? To some extent, secession attempts imply a desire for different rules than the state provides. From the individual perspective, that of the individual…
Rank this Week: 81

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Sep 22

    "Law and Neuroscience: Recommendations Submitted to the President's Bioethics Commission"

    "Law and Neuroscience: Recommendations Submitted to the President's Bioethics Commission"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in Journal of Law and Biosciences, vol 1, pp 224-236 (2014)): "Law and Neuroscience: Recommendations Submitted to the President's Bioethics Commission" OWEN D. JONES, Vanderbilt University -…
  • Sep 18

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Woman of 24 Found to Have No Cerebellum in Her Brain, NewScientist In The Popular Press: Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium? New York Times Hitchcock Thriller Reveals Busy Mind in 'Vegetative' Man,...
  • Sep 16

    "Neuroimagery and the Law"

    "Neuroimagery and the Law"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in The Jury Expert, Vol. 26, Issue 1 (2014)): "Neuroimagery and the Law" JILLIAN M WARE, Arizona State University (ASU) JESSICA L JONES, Arizona State University (ASU) N. J. SCHWEITZER,…
Rank this Week: 751

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Sep 22

    Superintendent Limits Discussion of Ferguson, Raising Free Speech Concern

    Superintendent Limits Discussion of Ferguson, Raising Free Speech Concern
    Shortly after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Edwardsville, Illinois Superintendent Ed Hightower told his teachers to not bring up or discuss the situation in Ferguson and, if students brought it up, to change the subject. His…
  • Sep 19

    ACLU Weighs-In on Behalf of Rastafarians and Religion

    ACLU Weighs-In on Behalf of Rastafarians and Religion
    Those who seek to include more religion in school often perceive the ACLU as waging war on religion. A recent story out of Louisiana demonstrates that perception is wrong. The ACLU distinguishes between official school acts that endorse…
  • Sep 18

    Education Law Association 60th Annual Conference

    Education Law Association 60th Annual Conference
    Education Law Association 60th Annual Conference Pre-Conference Seminars Wednesday, November 12, 2014 – Sheraton San Diego Bay Tower, CA Join Education Law Association prior to its 60th anniversary conference in San Diego for your choice of…
Rank this Week: 1896

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 1003

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/
  • Sep 22

    Endowment Spending: The Costs of Waiting?

    Endowment Spending: The Costs of Waiting?
    Last time I suggested that the arguments in favor of very low rates of spending by philanthropic organizations are not particularly great. But law encourages and promotes low spending rates in a few ways. For example, most states require…
  • Sep 17

    Pay It Forward?: Some Normative Considerations Pt. I

    Pay It Forward?: Some Normative Considerations Pt. I
    We’ve seen that U.S. foundations spend a very small portion of their investment assets each year. As it turns out, that amount is actually less than net-of-inflation appreciation and new contributions, so the philanthropic sector is…
  • Sep 15

    Wind and Sun, Conquerors of Fossil Fuel

    Wind and Sun, Conquerors of Fossil Fuel
    The New York Times ran an article Sunday about how Germany is rapidly expanding its wind energy capacity, and realizing unexpectedly lower costs because of economies of scale never before seen in any non-hydro renewable energy industry. Large…
Rank this Week: 4455

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 22

    Is Immigration an Elitist Issue?

    Is Immigration an Elitist Issue?
    Here's a new argument being made by Jon Feere, Legal Policy Analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, in a blog post for The Hill: Obama's lawless immigration plan is a gift to the 1 percent. "Unlike most political issues,...
  • Sep 22

    FROM THE BOOKSHELVES Sounds of Belonging: U.S. Spanish-language Radio and Public Advocacy by Dolores Ines Casilla

    FROM THE BOOKSHELVES Sounds of Belonging: U.S. Spanish-language Radio and Public Advocacy by Dolores Ines Casilla
    Sounds of Belonging: U.S. Spanish-language Radio and Public Advocacy by Dolores Ines Casillas The last two decades have produced continued Latino population growth, and marked shifts in both communications and immigration policy. Since the…
  • Sep 22

    Immigrant of the Day: Isabel Toledo From Cuba | Fashion Designer

    Immigrant of the Day: Isabel Toledo From Cuba | Fashion Designer
    Isabel Toledo From Cuba | Fashion Designer Toledo worked for five years as an antique-clothing restorer at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art before she made her first collection in 1985, sewing each piece by hand.…
Rank this Week: 104

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    New Sports Law Scholarship

    New Sports Law Scholarship
    Recently published scholarship includes: Jennifer M. Adams, Comment, Flag on the play: professional sports teams calling trademark infringement on their superfans, 20 JEFFREY S. MOORAD SPORTS LAW JOURNAL 631 (2013) Jeremy…
  • Sep 22

    Stone on sex discrimination and professional sport

    Stone on sex discrimination and professional sport
    The following is by my colleague (and past GuestPrawf) Kerri Stone, responding to my post on how professional sports teams and leagues respond to sex discrimination.The internet has most recently been ablaze with news of a lawsuit filed …
  • Sep 20

    Some Perspective, Please

    Some Perspective, Please
    The current NFL crisis is entirely of Goodell’s own making. A professional football player is caught on videotape punching his fiancé. The league’s commissioner hands out a woefully inappropriate two game suspension. He now…
Rank this Week: 877

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    New Issue: Journal of International Arbitration

    New Issue: Journal of International Arbitration
    The latest issue of the Journal of International Arbitration (Vol. 31, no. 4, 2014) is out. Contents include:Thomas Kendra & Anna Bonini, Dealing with Corruption Allegations in International Investment Arbitration: Reaching a Procedural…
  • Sep 22

    Alvarez: Beware: Boundary Crossing

    Alvarez: Beware: Boundary Crossing
    José E. Alvarez (New York Univ. - Law) has posted Beware: Boundary Crossings (in Boundaries of Rights, Boundaries of State, Tsvi Kahana & Anat Scolnicov eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This essay addresses the tools by…
  • Sep 22

    DeGuzman: When are International Crimes Just Cause for War?

    DeGuzman: When are International Crimes Just Cause for War?
    Margaret M. DeGuzman (Temple Univ. - Law) has posted When are International Crimes Just Cause for War? (Virginia Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:At the 2005 World Summit, states unanimously acknowledged their…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Sep 22

    Stone on sex discrimination and professional sport

    Stone on sex discrimination and professional sport
    The following is by my colleague (and past GuestPrawf) Kerri Stone, responding to my post on how professional sports teams and leagues respond to sex discrimination. The internet has most recently been ablaze with news of a lawsuit filed…
  • Sep 19

    Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (Part 3)

    Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (Part 3)
    This is the third installment of my post on my new co-authored piece Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (the first part is here and the second here). The problems that have arisen in the discussion over whether intellectual…
  • Sep 18

    Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?

    Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?
    Justice Ginsburg recently offered some surprising public remarks on the pending same-sex marriage petitions currently before the Supreme Court. (H/t Dale Carpenter at VC.) In particular, Justice Ginsburg suggested that the Court should not…
Rank this Week: 83

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 22

    Lawyers, Learn to Code With This Free eBook

    Lawyers, Learn to Code With This Free eBook
    If you’ve been thinking about learning how to do some coding, or want to learn more about the software that powers the applications you use everyday, then you’ll be interested in this eBook by V. David Zvenyach: “Coding for…
  • Sep 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…
  • Sep 22

    CPD and the Futures Report

    CPD and the Futures Report
    The CBA Futures Report was released last week. The final topic in this wide-ranging report was legal education: law school, pre-call training, and CPD. The entire report is interesting, but the legal education section is especially…
Rank this Week: 29

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1810

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/
  • Sep 22

    Malpractice Dismissal Affirmed

    Malpractice Dismissal Affirmed
    The dismissal of a legal malpractice claim was affirmed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department Plaintiff David Lichtenstein owns and manages real estate through his entities, plaintiffs The Lightstone Group, LLC…
  • Sep 22

    Northern Expansion Draws Southern Reprimand

    Northern Expansion Draws Southern Reprimand
    The Georgia Supreme Court has accepted a petition for voluntary discipline and reprimanded an attorney who had improperly solicited legal business from Rhode Island clients. The court The petition discloses that [the attorney] allowed a…
  • Sep 22

    Judge Permanently Disbarred For Vote Buying

    Judge Permanently Disbarred For Vote Buying
    A former judge who pleaded guilty to a RICO count after the Sixth Cicuit had reversed his jury trial conviction of five felony counts of vote buying conspiracy accepted permanent disbarment by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The court Ultimately,…
Rank this Week: 412

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 1955

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: 85

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The Wiretap Act, Divorce and Auto-forwarding

    The Wiretap Act, Divorce and Auto-forwarding
    On December 3, 2010, Annabelle Zaratzian filed a civil suit against Adel Ramsey Abadir and Larry M. Carlin, asserting claims “under 18 U.S. Code § 2510 et seq. (the ‘Wiretap Act’), 18 U.S.C. §…
  • Sep 19

    Emails, Facebook, Threats and Charles Manson

    Emails, Facebook, Threats and Charles Manson
    William A. White is charged with five counts of the federal crime of “communicating an interstate threat to kidnap or injure with intent to extort, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 875(b).”  U.S. v. White, 2014 WL…
  • Sep 17

    First Degree Murder, the Blue SUV and the Facebook Post

    First Degree Murder, the Blue SUV and the Facebook Post
    After a “jury convicted Keith Undray Ford of first degree murder (California Penal Code § 187, subd. (a)) and the court sentenced him to 25 years to life in state prison”, he appealed.  People v. Ford, 2014 WL…
Rank this Week: 953

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/
  • Sep 22

    CRTC Follie

    CRTC Follie
    How can anyone with a straight face think that the CRTC serves the public interest, unless public interest means protectionism and keeping Canada immune from technological progress? Its assault on Netflix is the latest in the CRTC's blatant…
  • Sep 22

    Angry Ebola Victim

    Angry Ebola Victim
    One of the problem of corrupt governments is that the people don't trust the state no matter who is speaking, including healthcare workers (who may or may not be affiliated with the state). The continued attacks on Ebola healthcare workers...
  • Sep 22

    Angry Chef

    Angry Chef
    What prompted the owner and chef of a well-known Chinese restaurant to close his restaurant and post an angry-sign blaming the customers for his decison? Read the full story here, but here is a preview: We chatted with an employee...
Rank this Week: 882

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/
  • Sep 22

    Yet Another Danger of Tax Complexity

    Yet Another Danger of Tax Complexity
    When the phrase “tax complexity” shows up in a conversation, most people think about the complications of a particular tax. It’s no secret that the federal income tax is absurdly complex. Most people know that the lists of…
  • Sep 19

    An Epidemic of Tax Ignorance

    An Epidemic of Tax Ignorance
    Of course it’s not the worst mistake someone can make, if in fact it is a mistake. But when a person makes a mistake with respect to a simple thing, one’s confidence in that person’s ability to avoid mistakes doing other…
  • Sep 17

    The Scary Specter of Code Size Ignorance

    The Scary Specter of Code Size Ignorance
    It’s one of my favorite examples of how tax ignorance afflicts the nation. When something simple about tax cannot be understood, what happens when something complicated is tackled? What happens to confidence in tax policy…
Rank this Week: 3155

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/
  • Sep 22

    Reminder - opportunity to present your ASP works-in-progress in Boston on December 8th

    Reminder - opportunity to present your ASP works-in-progress in Boston on December 8th
    Reminder: The New England Consortium of Academic Support Professionals is holding its December conference at Suffolk University Law School on December 8th. Request for Proposals Presentation of Scholarly Works in Progress NECASP has…
  • Sep 19

    Welcome Kandace Kukas to Western New England School of Law

    Welcome Kandace Kukas to Western New England School of Law
    Please welcome Kandace Kukas to ASP work at Western New England. Her faculty profile can be found on the faculty page at WNE at Faculty Profiles WNE - Kandace Kukas. Here is a short bio for her: Kandace Kukas is...
  • Sep 18

    Are you an ASP professional who wants to become a member of the ASP listserv?

    Are you an ASP professional who wants to become a member of the ASP listserv?
    ASP professionals working at law schools can sign up for the academic support listserv. Members of the listserv can post resources for others and post questions to solicit colleagues' advice. Thank you to Louis Schulze for sending the…
Rank this Week: 575

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Pope Francis In Albania Speaks On Religious Violence and Religious Freedom

    Pope Francis In Albania Speaks On Religious Violence and Religious Freedom
    Pope Francis, on a visit to Albania yesterday, spoke at the Catholic University of Tirana to leaders of various faith communities on issues of religious freedom and religious violence.  Vatican Radio reports the full text of his speech.…
  • Sep 22

    Recent Articles and Books of Interest

    Recent Articles and Books of Interest
    From SSRN:James A. Davids, The Establishment Clause and Public Funding of Religious Colleges, (5 Regent Journal of Law & Public Policy 11 (2013)).Jared G. Price, The Gods of Greece Are Not Pleased: The Constitutionality of Legislative…
  • Sep 21

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Williams v. Lemmon, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129217 (SD IN, Sept. 16, 2014), an Indiana federal district court dismissed for failure to exhaust administrative remedies a Muslim inmate's complaint about a 30-day suspension of Jumah…
Rank this Week: 47

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Sep 22

    3 Human Rights Lawyers Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

    3 Human Rights Lawyers Awarded MacArthur Fellowship
    The MacArthur Fellows were announced this past week. Three lawyers known to us for their human rights work were among the awardees. The law school clinic world is abuzz with the news that one of their own was among those...
  • Sep 19

    Voting Rights for Pretrial Detainee

    Voting Rights for Pretrial Detainee
    by David Singleton The right to vote is one of the most fundamental and cherished rights in a free and democratic society. People arrested the weekend before the election are presumed to be innocent. If they are registered and otherwise...
  • Sep 18

    Governor Christie, Ray Rice and the State Obligation to Address Domestic Violence

    Governor Christie, Ray Rice and the State Obligation to Address Domestic Violence
    There is a substantial literature on state accountability for domestic violence as a matter of human rights. In particular, the human rights regime calls on governments to act affirmatively and with due diligence in addressing the "5 ps":…
Rank this Week: 2649

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 22

    What Would Cert Denials in the SSM Cases Mean?

    What Would Cert Denials in the SSM Cases Mean?
    by Michael DorfSpeaking at the University of Minnesota Law School last week, Justice Ginsburg made news when she said that there would be "some urgency" for the SCOTUS to take a SSM case if the Sixth Circuit were to reject a right to SSM, but…
  • Sep 19

    Sometimes Legislative Purpose is Clearer than the Effects of a Law

    Sometimes Legislative Purpose is Clearer than the Effects of a Law
    by Michael DorfEver since Roe v. Wade in 1973, pro-life politicians at the state and federal level have sought to undermine the abortion right in two main ways. First, by enacting new abortion restrictions and making their voices heard in the…
  • Sep 18

    Are the NFL's Billionaires Actually Bad Businessmen?

    Are the NFL's Billionaires Actually Bad Businessmen?
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananAs of this writing, the commissioner of the National Football League is Roger Goodell.  Given the controversies that have recently embroiled the league (spousal abuse, child abuse, and the ongoing litigation…
Rank this Week: 866

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/
  • Sep 22

    More Than You Needed to Know Symposium: The Next Five

    More Than You Needed to Know Symposium: The Next Five
    This week we will continue our virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. Last week we had six contributions: Aditi Bagchi, Curiosity Makes...
  • Sep 18

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium Part VI: Lauren Willi

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium Part VI: Lauren Willi
    This is the sixth in a series of posts that are part of a virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. Biographies for...
  • Sep 17

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part V: Ethan Leib

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part V: Ethan Leib
    This is the fifth in a series of posts that are part of a virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. Biographies for...
Rank this Week: 306

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 22

    Go to Savannah

    Go to Savannah
    I just returned home from the [Re]Integrating Spaces Colloquium at Savannah Law School. The event was terrific. Al Brophy of UNC (and of Faculty Lounge blogging fame) gave a sweeping keynote address on the development of property law from…
  • Sep 22

    Alexander on the Constitutional Right to Housing

    Alexander on the Constitutional Right to Housing
    Lisa Alexander (Wisconsin) has posted Occupying the Constitutional Right to Housing on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The United States (U.S.) does not recognize a formal legal right to housing. Yet, the right to housing is alive in America.…
  • Sep 19

    The Entrepreneur Who Used Private Property to Save Paradise

    The Entrepreneur Who Used Private Property to Save Paradise
    The Atlantic chronicles the story of Douglas Tompkins--the founder of North Face--who has used his vast fortune to buy up huge swaths of Argentina and Chile. Tompkins insists that he's preserving the nature wonder of the land but many…
Rank this Week: 1196

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 312

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    "[G]rand jury in Ferguson shooting receives full measure of case"

    "[G]rand jury in Ferguson shooting receives full measure of case"
    I recall that during the prosecution of George Zimmerman for the homicide of Trayvon Martin, the Florida prosecutors filed a probably cause affidavit that omitted exculpatory and explanatory facts. At the time I wondered if Florida procedure…
  • Sep 20

    Bronston v. United States, 409 U.S. 352,…

    Bronston v. United States, 409 U.S. 352, 353 (1973) is a case in which a witness gave a non-responsive answer, thereby evading the truthful answer. The issue in Bronston was "whether a witness may be convicted of perjury for an...
  • Sep 19

    Ninth Circuit on perjury for Barry Bonds's wandering answer -- is half the bar at risk?

    Ninth Circuit on perjury for Barry Bonds's wandering answer -- is half the bar at risk?
    Story at WSJ about the en banc hearing on Barry Bonds's conviction for perjury for a wandering and possibly evasive answer. (More at LA Times.) Judge Fletcher noted the prevalence of wandering answers in civil discovery and…
Rank this Week: 267

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 22

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, September 22, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, September 22, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Four civilians were killed in the remote north of Cameroon in a cross-border attack by…
  • Sep 21

    Events and Announcements: September 21, 2014

    Events and Announcements: September 21, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen The Junior International Law Scholars Association (JILSA) is holding its annual meeting on Friday, January 23, 2015, at the University of Miami School of Law.  JILSA is an informal network of junior scholars…
  • Sep 20

    Weekend Roundup: September 20, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: September 20, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This week on Opinio Juris, we hosted an insta-symposium on the Scottish Independence Referendum. David Scheffer surveyed the legal terrain in case of a yes vote, Stephen Tierney discussed how…
Rank this Week: 220

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
  • Sep 22

    Volume on German Case Law on Private International Law

    Volume on German Case Law on Private International Law
    The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law as released the latest volume of its annual series on German case law in matters of private International law (“Die deutsche Rechtsprechung auf dem Gebiet des…
  • Sep 21

    Symeonides’ Codifying Choice of Law Around the World

    Symeonides’ Codifying Choice of Law Around the World
    For those readers that did not know yet, early this summer ‘Codifying Choice of Law Around the World’ (OUP, 2014) authored by Symeon Symeonides, was published. One can only agree with Lawrence Collins in the foreword to this book…
  • Sep 20

    Volume on Private International Law in Mainland China, Taiwan and Europe

    Volume on Private International Law in Mainland China, Taiwan and Europe
    Jürgen Basedow and Knut B. Pißler, both from the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, have edited a book on “Private International Law in Mainland China, Taiwan and Europe”. The…
Rank this Week: 48

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 21

    Study: Cost of Defensive Medicine 2.9% of Healthcare Cost

    Study: Cost of Defensive Medicine 2.9% of Healthcare Cost
    A study with a lead author from the Cleveland Clinic, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, concludes that purely defensive medicine accounts for 2.9% of U.S. healthcare costs. The study is available for purchase here. The L.A. Times's…
  • Sep 19

    Medical Malpractice By the Number

    Medical Malpractice By the Number
    The Center for Justice & Democracy has released its updated "Briefing Book: Medical Malpractice By the Numbers." Available here. Insurancenewsnet.com has highlighted some statistics from the book: * Medical malpractice insurance…
  • Sep 18

    Local Governments on Prop 46

    Local Governments on Prop 46
    Director of the CA State Association of Counties opposes Prop 46 here. LA County supervisors consider motion to oppose here.
Rank this Week: 477

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Sep 21

    ISIS Recruiting Women

    ISIS Recruiting Women
    From the LA Times: Months after declaring an Islamic caliphate, Islamic State, which has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, is seeking to address a need of any viable nation: women. In Internet posts and social media messaging,…
  • Sep 21

    "Texas: Cops, Clergy Come Out in Support of Same-Sex Couples"

    "Texas: Cops, Clergy Come Out in Support of Same-Sex Couples"
    Thus runs the Advocate's article. Hundreds of leaders in law enforcement, religion, and business came out in support of marriage equality through a series of amicus, or friend of the court, briefs filed this week in the U.S. Court…
  • Sep 21

    Riveting Essay on Male Identity by Charles Blow

    Riveting Essay on Male Identity by Charles Blow
    In the NYT. An exceprt: I was engulfed in an irrepressible rage. Everything in me was churning and pumping and boiling. All reason and restraint were lost to it. I was about to do something I wouldn’t be able to...<img…
Rank this Week: 1897