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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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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/
  • Jul 5

    Dignity, Same-Sex Marriage, the Duplicitous Conservatives, and Freedom of Speech

    Dignity, Same-Sex Marriage, the Duplicitous Conservatives, and Freedom of Speech
    The opinions in Obergefell v. Hodges have been much discussed. The dissents claim that Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion violates principles of self-government by imposing its subjective will to resolve an issue that should be resolved…
  • Jun 30

    Obergefell v. Hodges: An Imagined Opinion, Concurring in the Judgment

    Obergefell v. Hodges: An Imagined Opinion, Concurring in the Judgment
    In Obergefell v. Hodges, decided on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that excluding same-sex couples from civil marriage is unconstitutional. Sometimes the appropriate response to a judicial decision is:…
  • Jun 26

    "Decent and honorable religious or philosophical premises"

    "Decent and honorable religious or philosophical premises"
    As I suggested in my last post, one of the most significant insights in Kennedy's opinion today is his acknowledgment that many opponents of same-sex marriage, "reach that conclusion based on decent and honorable religious or philosophical…
Rank this Week: 369

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 5

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (July 5, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (July 5, 2015)
    7 Tips for Start-Ups http://t.co/usVUBddfx1— VC Experts (@VCExperts) May 26, 2015 "Jensen & Meckling paper shook the corporate world b/c it presented a reason to pay executives...a lot more" http://t.co/JQz0AudZy8 #corpgov—…
  • Jul 4

    Well, that's a novel use of crowdfunding

    Well, that's a novel use of crowdfunding
    Crowdfunding’s a popular topic here at BLPB, but here’s a use that hadn't occurred to me. Apparently, a former SEC lawyer is using Kickstarter to fund an investigation into the fees that CalPERS pays for its private equity investments.…
  • Jul 3

    Amendments to Delaware PBC Law (“The Etsy Amendments”)

    Amendments to Delaware PBC Law (“The Etsy Amendments”)
    Among the DGCL amendments this year were a number of amendments to the Delaware Public Benefit Corporation (“PBC”) Law. I refer to the Delaware PBC amendments as “The Etsy Amendments” because I believe (without being sure) that a main…
Rank this Week: 246

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/
  • Jul 5

    Ridley on Police Officers as Gang Sociology Expert

    Ridley on Police Officers as Gang Sociology Expert
    Magdalena Ridley has posted Down by Law: Police Officers as Gang Sociology Experts (Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 52, Issue 4, 2016, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Are police officers experts in sociology? In California gang…
  • Jul 4

    Herr & Romanosky on Cyber Crime

    Herr & Romanosky on Cyber Crime
    Trey Herr and Sasha Romanosky (George Washington University - Department of Political Science and Carnegie Mellon University - Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy) have posted Cyber Crime: Security Under Scarce Resources…
  • Jul 3

    Duff & Marshall on "Remote Harms," "Abstract Endangerment," and the Two Harm Principle

    Duff & Marshall on "Remote Harms," "Abstract Endangerment," and the Two Harm Principle
    R. A. Duff and S. E. Marshall (University of Minnesota Law School and Independent) have posted 'Remote Harms', 'Abstract Endangerment', and the Two Harm Principles (Liberal Criminal Theory: Essays for Andreas von Hirsch, A. P. Simester, et al…
Rank this Week: 104

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

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/
  • Jul 5

    Formal Poetry Contest Based on Scalia's 2015 Disssent

    Formal Poetry Contest Based on Scalia's 2015 Disssent
    I can't vouch for this organization, but the challenge they pose sounds super fun. More information is available at: http://poetrybusinessmanager.com/1st-annual-scalia-dissents-formal-poetry-contest/
  • Jul 4

    Nat Turner Project. Org

    Nat Turner Project. Org
    Here's another way to celebrate July Fourth -- by reading about Nat Turner's rebellion. Today a new website on the Nat Turner rebellion has gone live -- you may recall that Turner first planned his rebellion for July Fourth, 1831....
  • Jul 3

    Independence Day: Bayard Rustin's Childhood Home

    Independence Day: Bayard Rustin's Childhood Home
    In thinking about what I wanted to talk about for July Fourth this year, I had a bunch of candidates. The contrarian in me wanted to put up something on "what to the slave was the magna carta" -- but...
Rank this Week: 259

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3766

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 135

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Jul 5

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference Registration Deadline is Friday

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference Registration Deadline is Friday
    July 10th is the last day to register for the Applied Legal Storytelling conference in Seattle. The conference takes place from July 21st through July 23rd at the Seattle University School of Law. Conference information is on the Legal…
  • Jul 1

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st
    Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers—will hold a special award luncheon in Chicago on Saturday, August 1, 2015 during the ABA Annual Meeting. A lifetime achievement award will be presented to Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice of…
  • Jun 29

    US Supreme Court to Revisit Race-Based Admission

    US Supreme Court to Revisit Race-Based Admission
    The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari in Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, No. 14-981 (June 29, 2015). Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration of the petition. The case is "a legal challenge to the...
Rank this Week: 4945

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 5

    "A Reassessment of Common Law Protections for 'Idiots'"

    "A Reassessment of Common Law Protections for 'Idiots'"
    The title of this post is the title of this new piece by Michael Clemente recently posted to SSRN. Here is the abstract: When the Eighth Amendment was ratified, common law protections categorically prohibited the execution of “idiots.” On…
  • Jul 5

    New York Times reviews juve problems with modern sex-offender law

    New York Times reviews juve problems with modern sex-offender law
    The front-page of today's New York Times has this lengthy article, headlined "Teenager’s Jailing Brings a Call to Fix Sex Offender Registries." Here are excerpts: Until one day in December, Zachery Anderson was a typical…
  • Jul 4

    "Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders"

    "Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders"
    The title of this post is the headline of this encouraging lengthy front-page New York Times article. Here are excerpts: Sometime in the next few weeks, aides expect President Obama to issue orders freeing dozens of federal prisoners locked…
Rank this Week: 155

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/
  • Jul 5

    Yet Another Law School Ranking

    Yet Another Law School Ranking
    This one is by Professor Alan Brophy. Here’s the abstract, explaining the methodology: Abstract: This essay builds on a paper released last year that ranked law schools on three variables: the median LSAT of entering students of the most…
  • Jul 4

    Jury Rejects Suit by Conservative Candidate Against Iowa Law

    Jury Rejects Suit by Conservative Candidate Against Iowa Law
    The former dean of the University of Iowa law school didn't commit illegal political discrimination when she passed over a conservative lawyer for teaching jobs, a jury ruled Monday. After a six-day trial, a federal jury in Davenport rejected…
  • Jul 3

    LawNext/Fresh Thinking for Legal Education

    LawNext/Fresh Thinking for Legal Education
    David Barnhizer, who has been making insightful comments about legal education for twenty years, has a legal education blog: LawNext/Fresh Thinking for Legal Education. About: "LawNext is a blog that presents fresh thinking for people…
Rank this Week: 1009

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/
  • Jul 5

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Property Rules & Liability Rule

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Property Rules & Liability Rule
    Introduction One of the most famous distinctions in contemporary legal theory was made popular by Guido Calabresi & A. Douglas Melamed s famous article, Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Inalienability: One View of the Cathedral. The…
  • Jul 4

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Fragile Democracies" by Issacharoff

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Fragile Democracies" by Issacharoff
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts (Cambridge Studies in Election Law and Democracy) by Samuel Issacharoff. Here is a description: Twenty-five years after the fall of…
  • Jul 4

    Download of the Week: "Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice" by McLeod

    Download of the Week: "Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice" by McLeod
    Allegra M. McLeod (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice (UCLA Law Review, Vol. 62, pp. 1156-1239, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article introduces to legal scholarship the first…
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Jul 5

    [Eugene Volokh] The Declaration of Independence and God

    [Eugene Volokh] The Declaration of Independence and God
    People occasionally debate the degree to which the Declaration of Independence relies on religious references. The familiar “their Creator,” in “they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” does…
  • Jul 4

    [Randy Barnett] Happy 4th of July! The Drafting of the Declaration of Independence

    [Randy Barnett] Happy 4th of July! The Drafting of the Declaration of Independence
    [Here is a second excerpt from my forthcoming book, Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Sovereignty of the People (which is now available for pre-order on Amazon), which describes the drafting of the Declaration of Independence.…
  • Jul 4

    [Randy Barnett] What the Declaration of Independence Really Claimed

    [Randy Barnett] What the Declaration of Independence Really Claimed
    [As we celebrate Independence Day, I thought I would post a couple excerpts about the Declaration of Independence from my forthcoming book, Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Sovereignty of the People (which is now available for…
Rank this Week: 9

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 5

    To close America’s 4th of July weekend, reviewing un cri de coeur démocratique

    To close America’s 4th of July weekend, reviewing un cri de coeur démocratique
    Amid this weekend’s reminiscences of the birth of the United States, I found much to ponder in one reading – not in English, but rather in French. Entitled La démocratie dan les bras de Big Brother – that is,…
  • Jul 2

    Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law

    Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law
    By sheer numbers, child marriage in India dwarfs the rest of the world; India has the highest number of child brides of any country.  Although the rate of child marriage is decreasing for children under the age of 15, the rate of…
  • Jul 2

    Introducing Akhila Kolisetty

    Introducing Akhila Kolisetty
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Akhila Kolisetty as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Akhila graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D. in 2015, and will be joining the Open Society Foundations as a Presidential Fellow in Law…
Rank this Week: 105

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    Update on a June 10 blog post -- defendant offered a deal, went to trial and was acquitted

    Update on a June 10 blog post -- defendant offered a deal, went to trial and was acquitted
    You can find the updated post here. It includes a link to a relatively detailed news story about the trial and the acquittal.  The defendant was offered a very good plea deal, but turned it down, went to trial and won. It's a good…
  • Jul 3

    The Marine, the Child Pornography and the Unallocated Space

    The Marine, the Child Pornography and the Unallocated Space
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by the U.S.Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals:  U.S. v. Kamara, 2015 WL 2438269 (2015) (per curiam). The opinion begins by explaining that apanel comprised of both officer and…
  • Jul 1

    The Laptop, ColorTyme Rental and Grand Larceny

    The Laptop, ColorTyme Rental and Grand Larceny
    After Charleston Alexandria Williams, Jr. “was convicted in a bench trial of grand larceny in violation of [Virginia] Code § 18.2–95”, he appealed.  Williams v. Commonwealth, 2015 WL 1782088 (Court of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 273

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 5

    Fleischer: Jeb Bush Tax Returns Recall Old Days Of Shelter

    Fleischer: Jeb Bush Tax Returns Recall Old Days Of Shelter
    New York Times Deal Book: Jeb Bush Tax Returns Recall Old Days of Shelters, by Victor Fleischer (San Diego): Jeb Bush’s tax returns take us back to the time when it was a point of pride for high-income earners to buy a piece of a Panamanian…
  • Jul 5

    Will Christian Colleges (And Law Schools) Lose Their Tax Exemption After Obergefell?

    Will Christian Colleges (And Law Schools) Lose Their Tax Exemption After Obergefell?
    Following up on my previous post, Will Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Decision Cost BYU Its Tax Exemption?: Inside Higher Ed, The Supreme Court Ruling and Christian Colleges: Friday's Supreme Court decision that states must authorize and…
  • Jul 5

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    This week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads is the same as last week's: [385 Downloads] Taxation of E-Commerce, by Orkhan Abdulkarimli (Baku State) [317 Downloads] Trust Decanting: A Sale Without Gain Realization, by Jason…
Rank this Week: 172

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 5

    The Other Legal Professional

    The Other Legal Professional
    Love may be the answer, but it may not be in the form of a lawyer. As the legal profession struggles to reinvent itself and restructure how services are being provided, other legal professionals are being created in parallel. The…
  • Jul 5

    Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research

    Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research
    One Sunday each month OnPoint Legal Research provides Slaw with an extended summary of, and counsel’s commentary on, an important case from the British Columbia, Alberta, or Ontario court of appeal. A.A.A.M. v. British Columbia…
  • Jul 5

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
Rank this Week: 428

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 5

    Staying Ahead Of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Staying Ahead Of Alzheimer’s Disease
    Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that impacts the lives of millions of people. Many people who have a genetic disposition to getting Alzheimer’s are making major changes to their lifestyles in order to try to stay ahead of the…
  • Jul 5

    5 Signs A Person Might Need To Change Retirement Plan

    5 Signs A Person Might Need To Change Retirement Plan
    People often neglect to plan ahead on retirement and often make the mistake of winging it when selecting a retirement plan. There are five signs that a person should look for to determine if they might have chosen the wrong...
  • Jul 5

    Stock Certificate Find Reopens Estate Of Legendary Lawman

    Stock Certificate Find Reopens Estate Of Legendary Lawman
    The estate of legendary prohibition enforcer Elliot Ness has been reopened after the find of a stock certificate in a forgotten box of personal effects. The stock is in the security company Diebold and could be worth thousands of shares...
Rank this Week: 129

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/
  • Jul 5

    Article from Dr. Abdallah bin Muhammad al-Muhaysini: "The Fifth of Ramadan"

    Article from Dr. Abdallah bin Muhammad al-Muhaysini: "The Fifth of Ramadan"
    Click here for the original post. -- In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful. Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings are be upon his prophets and messenger. ((O my lord! open for me my chest (1) and ease my task…
  • Jul 4

    The Lawfare Podcast: Should the U.S. Put Boots on the Ground to Fight ISIS?

    The Lawfare Podcast: Should the U.S. Put Boots on the Ground to Fight ISIS?
    Last week, Brookings convened three policy experts, Michael Doran of the Hudson Institute, Brookings fellows Michael O’Hanlon and Jeremy Sharpiro, as well as Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) for the first ever Brookings Debate. The…
  • Jul 4

    NSA German Intercept

    NSA German Intercept
    Yesterday Wikileaks published three summaries of NSA intercepts of German government communications. To me, the most interesting thing is not the intercept analyses themselves, but this spreadsheet of intelligence targets. Here we learn the…
Rank this Week: 180

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
Rank this Week: 1005

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/
  • Jul 5

    "The Constitutional Legacy of William Rehnquist"

    "The Constitutional Legacy of William Rehnquist"
    Here is a new, short book from West (edited by Brad Wilson) that includes my chapter on Rehnquist's religious-freedom and church-state work: It might not have been foreseen that William Rehnquist would have a marked influence on the Supreme…
  • Jul 5

    What Explains the Trend?

    What Explains the Trend?
    Thanks to all for engaging with my last post, which suggested that there is an increasingly prominent trend in U.S. tax law scholarship toward thinking about tax law through the lens of administrative law and administrative discretion. I take…
  • Jul 4

    Wine, Soda Pop, and Law Schools - More on "Law Review Lift (Drag)"

    Wine, Soda Pop, and Law Schools - More on "Law Review Lift (Drag)"
    Some time this month I will get to a relatively more serious topic, like textual opportunism, but for right now I'm still fiddling around with Al Brophy's ranking system. So that I don't bury the lead, let me say up front that I have played…
Rank this Week: 277

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Incumaa v. Stirling, (4th Cir., July 1, 2015), the 4th Circuit rejected a claim by an inmate who is a member of Nation of Gods and Earths that his 20 years in solitary confinement following his participation in a 1995 prison riot…
  • Jul 4

    Final Order Issued In Oregon Same-Sex Wedding Cake Refusal

    Final Order Issued In Oregon Same-Sex Wedding Cake Refusal
    This week, the Commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries went beyond the recommendations of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) (see prior posting) in finding violations of law by a bakery whose owner refused on religious…
  • Jul 3

    4th of July-- A Biblical Focus From Israeli Prime Minister

    4th of July-- A Biblical Focus From Israeli Prime Minister
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has an interesting U.S. 4th of July narrative, more religious than the Independence Day speeches usually heard in American venues. Speaking (full text) on Tuesday at U.S. Independence Day…
Rank this Week: 69

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 5

    Thoughts on the Greek Referendum and the Democracy Mismatch in Public Debt Crise

    Thoughts on the Greek Referendum and the Democracy Mismatch in Public Debt Crise
    Today's Greek referendum might look like a high point for democratic accountability, but it is not. When Greek citizens vote on the demands of their government’s international creditors, the outcome will bind Greek politicians, but not the…
  • Jul 4

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    So I've been off the grid for a few weeks, and of course after months of little to talk about, the world gave us a bounty of stories about financial distress, and related topics, each of which would merit its...
  • Jul 2

    Madden v. Marine Midland Funding

    Madden v. Marine Midland Funding
    In a recent case called Madden v. Marine Midland Funding, the Second Circuit ruled that a loan owned by a debt collector violated New York's usury statute. The loan had been originally made by a national bank and was subsequently...
Rank this Week: 434

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 5

    Brulotte's Web

    Brulotte's Web
    Herbert J. Hovenkamp, University of Iowa - College of Law has posted Brulotte's Web. ABSTRACT: Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment held that stare decisis required the Supreme Court to adhere to the half century old, much criticized rule in…
  • Jul 3

    Horizontal Merger of Big Firms with Product Choice in the Presence of Small Firm

    Horizontal Merger of Big Firms with Product Choice in the Presence of Small Firm
    Lijun Pan, Nagoya University describes Horizontal Merger of Big Firms with Product Choice in the Presence of Small Firms. ABSTRACT: We extend Shimomura and Thisse (2012) to investigate how the bilateral merger between big firms with the…
  • Jul 3

    How Reasonable Royalties Suppress Patent Licensing

    How Reasonable Royalties Suppress Patent Licensing
    Erik N. Hovenkamp, Northwestern University, explains How Reasonable Royalties Suppress Patent Licensing. ABSTRACT: Patent remedies are essential to maintain a well-functioning patent system, but if not properly fashioned they may interfere…
Rank this Week: 36

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    Vallier on liberal politics and public faith

    Vallier on liberal politics and public faith
    One of the smartest young philosophers working in the area of law and religion is Kevin Vallier, who has just published his first book, Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation.  It is an important and distinctive…
  • Jul 3

    The Remarkable Disappearance of State Justifications in Obergefell

    The Remarkable Disappearance of State Justifications in Obergefell
    Over at the Slate "Breakfast Table," I have a post describing the handful of biggest surprises in what was in fact (or so I argue) a Supreme Court Term in which the Justices generally acted according to predictable form.One of the most…
  • Jul 2

    Dignity and same-sex marriage

    Dignity and same-sex marriage
    As everyone expected, the Supreme Court decided that same-sex couples have a right to marry by a 5-4 margin, with Anthony Kennedy writing a majority opinion full of vague talk about dignity.  His opinion relied on his strange idea that…
Rank this Week: 141

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 60

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
  • Jul 5

    Damn Emotions!

    Damn Emotions!
    Have you seen “Inside Out” yet? It’s the delightful Pixar movie portraying the conflicting emotions of an 11 year-old girl grappling with the difficulties of a move from Minnesota to San Francisco. Indeed, the emotions are…
  • Jul 1

    Alive

    Alive
    This post mostly is not about dispute resolution. I just went to see an amazing film, Alive Inside, which was a 2014 Sundance Award winner. It is a documentary about a social worker whose personal mission is to arrange for people with…
  • Jun 30

    Used Car Negotiations – Shanghai Style

    Used Car Negotiations – Shanghai Style
    This morning NPR’s Morning Edition had an interesting piece about purchasing used cars in Shanghai.  NPR reporter Frank Langfitt has been sending dispatches from China for some time, and his discussion of high-pressure hard…
Rank this Week: 1204

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 5

    Your Chances of Marrying

    Your Chances of Marrying
    From the New York Times, The place where you grow up doesn’t affect only your future income, as we wrote about last week. It also affects your odds of marrying, a large new data set shows. The most striking geographical...
  • Jul 4

    Happy 4th of July

    Happy 4th of July
  • Jul 3

    Canada's 'Broken' Adoption System Leaves Children Stranded

    Canada's 'Broken' Adoption System Leaves Children Stranded
    From CBC News: A childless couple are giving up on adoption after battling what they say is a broken system that leaves thousands of Canadian children stuck in provincial care instead of placing them with willing families. "It wasn't…
Rank this Week: 331

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    There's plenty of Fourth of July and Founding Fathers themed book reviews and even a review of our blog's founder's most recent book. Here's a quick list of book reviews for weekend reading.Mary Dudziak's War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its…
  • Jul 3

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    On November 5-6, 2015, the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, along with the London Centre for Social Studies, will host a conference on Fighting Femicide: Cultural and Legal Interventions. The conference organizers welcome…
  • Jul 3

    Lesaffer on Europe's Classical Law of Nation

    Lesaffer on Europe's Classical Law of Nation
    Randall Lesaffer, Tilburg Law School, has posted The Nature and Sources of Europe's Classical Law of Nations:The jurisprudence of the law of nature and nations of the Early-Modern Age holds pride of place in the modern historiography of…
Rank this Week: 101

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 5

    Events and Announcements: July 5, 2015

    Events and Announcements: July 5, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Events From 10-11 July 2015, as part of its summer Institute in Transnational Law, Duke Law School will be hosting a conference on the topic of “comparative foreign relations…
  • Jul 2

    The Gaza Report’s Treatment of Warnings: A Response to Blank

    The Gaza Report’s Treatment of Warnings: A Response to Blank
    by Kevin Jon Heller Laurie Blank published a post yesterday at Lawfare entitled "The UN Gaza Report: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose." The post accuses the Independent Commission of Inquiry's report on Operation Protective Edge ("Gaza…
  • Jul 2

    Guest Post: The Law of Occupation in the New DOD Law of War Manual

    Guest Post: The Law of Occupation in the New DOD Law of War Manual
    by Gregory H. Fox by Gregory H. Fox [Gregory H. Fox is Professor of Law and Director of the Program for International Legal Studies, Wayne State University Law School.] In the aftermath of the Iraq occupation, a vigorous debate began over the…
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    Weller & Xu: The Politics of International Organization

    Weller & Xu: The Politics of International Organization
    Patrick Weller (Griffith Univ. - School of Government and International Relations) & Xu Yi-chong (Griffith Univ. - School of Government and International Relations) have published The Politics of International Organizations: Views from…
  • Jul 3

    New Issue: Asian Journal of International Law

    New Issue: Asian Journal of International Law
    The latest issue of the Asian Journal of International Law (Vol. 5, no. 2, July 2015) is out. Contents include:Sundaresh Menon, The Transnational Protection of Private Rights: Issues, Challenges, and Possible Solutions Hisashi Owada,…
  • Jul 3

    New Issue: Transnational Dispute Management

    New Issue: Transnational Dispute Management
    The latest issue of Transnational Dispute Management (2015, no. 4) is out. This is a special issue on "Dealing with Diversity in International Arbitration." The table of contents is here.
Rank this Week: 65

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

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

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1044

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: 1041

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 4

    Journal of Experiential Learning Summaries By: Myra Berman

    Journal of Experiential Learning Summaries By: Myra Berman
    The second issue of Touro Law Center’s Journal of Experiential Learning will be uploaded online prior to the start of the Fall 2015 semester. This issue is devoted to incubator and residency programs and their contribution to legal…
  • Jun 27

    DOE Gainful Employment Rule Affects For-Profit Law School

    DOE Gainful Employment Rule Affects For-Profit Law School
    Federal district courts in New York and the District of Columbia have rejected challenges to the Department of Education’s “gainful employment rule”. A recent story in The American Lawyer, “New Rule Spells Trouble for…
  • Jun 26

    Law School Curriculum Review & Reform: Lessons Learned

    Law School Curriculum Review & Reform: Lessons Learned
    In 2012, my dean asked me to chair a review our curriculum at the University of Tennessee College of Law. He asked our committee to consider the current three-year curriculum in light of our learning outcomes. It sounded like an overwhelming…
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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 4

    Bishop on Professor Bainbridge on S.B. 75 and the Delaware Bar

    Bishop on Professor Bainbridge on S.B. 75 and the Delaware Bar
    Keith Paul Bishop blogs about my new article (Fee Shifting: Delaware's Self-Inflicted Wound; available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2624750). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 3

    Behrens & Hitchcock Ode to Picasso (Napa Valley) 2006 w/ BBQ Chicken

    Behrens & Hitchcock Ode to Picasso (Napa Valley) 2006 w/ BBQ Chicken
    Dinner tonight was barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, and watermelon. I used store bought BBQ sauce (Stubbs Original) on free range skin-on, bone-in breasts and thighs. I brined the chicken for 1... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 3

    Bainbridge on Fee Shifting Bylaws: The National Law Review Takes Note

    Bainbridge on Fee Shifting Bylaws: The National Law Review Takes Note
    From the National Law Review: UCLA Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge recently posted an article calling Delaware’s recently enacted S.B. 75 a “self-inflicted wound”. ... What I find particularly... [[ This is a content…
Rank this Week: 78

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    The Greek referendum

    The Greek referendum
    While I have far more sympathy for the Greeks than the Germans in their current standoff, this Vox post helps make the point that it's quite hard to say which referendum outcome would lead to better state of affairs down the road.If…
  • Jul 1

    Vacation reading

    Vacation reading
    While traveling in the UK last week, the books that I got to read included Knausgaard Book 1, and a biography of Lewis Carroll / social history of the Alice books by Robert Douglas Fairhurst.I liked, and more than that respected, the…
  • Jul 1

    How I spent a small part of my summer vacation

    How I spent a small part of my summer vacation
    Despite the fact that I sometimes feel I need to look at work materials while I'm at home in the evenings or on weekends - mainly to cue up my unconscious so it can problem-solve while my mind is offline, which seems to work a lot better, at…
Rank this Week: 3564

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/
  • Jul 4

    NY Passes Women's Equality Act

    NY Passes Women's Equality Act
    The Women's Equality Act Will Soon be a Reality in New York Though it may have generated the most buzz, Governor Cuomo’s new sexual assault bill was not the only legislative gain for New York women’s rights to come out...<img…
  • Jul 3

    Sympathy for the gals, scorn for the boys?

    Sympathy for the gals, scorn for the boys?
    Those keeping up with the Women's World Cup know the story. For those who don't, here it is: It was a soccer player’s worst nightmare. With seconds left in a World Cup semifinal on Wednesday, Laura Bassett of England lunged...<img…
  • Jul 1

    "Canadian elections hinge on women – at the polls and behind the scenes"

    "Canadian elections hinge on women &ndash; at the polls and behind the scenes"
    From the Guardian UK: The fact that the women’s vote could be a deciding factor in Canada’s forthcoming federal election is not lost on any of the three main parties. For the first time in the country’s history, all three...<img…
Rank this Week: 1010

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/
  • Jul 3

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Tell It About Your Mother: Can Brain-Scanning Save Freudian Psychoanalysis?, New York Times Magazine In The Popular Press: Face It, Your Brain Is a Computer, New York Times Machine Ethics: The…
  • Jun 28

    "The Value of Suffering Punishment"

    "The Value of Suffering Punishment"
    I recently wrote a guest post for the Value of Suffering Project. I encourage you to read the post and to read about the project more generally.
  • Jun 25

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Rise of Cognitive Enhancers Is a Mass Social Experiment, The Conversation US In The Popular Press: Tell It About Your Mother: Can Brain-Scanning Save Freudian Psychoanalysis?, New York Times…
Rank this Week: 1553

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Jul 3

    Is a win for direct democracy necessarily a loss for legislatures – or a win for the people?

    Is a win for direct democracy necessarily a loss for legislatures – or a win for the people?
    This post was written by Nate Ela, of COWS If you were following news earlier this week about the end of the Supreme Court term, you probably read that Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission was a win...
  • Jun 23

    King v. Burwell: Upcoming Ruling

    King v. Burwell: Upcoming Ruling
    Over the next month, roughly 6.4 million people may be losing subsidies for health insurance. The United States Supreme Court has heard oral arguments for the King v. Burwell lawsuit and a ruling is expected sometime in late June or...
  • Jun 17

    Michigan Governer Signs Religious Freedom Adoption Bill

    Michigan Governer Signs Religious Freedom Adoption Bill
    On Thursday June 11, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed legislation that would allow private adoption agencies to refuse adoption services to individuals based on religious grounds. Critics of the bill are concerned that the legislation…
Rank this Week: 2285

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)
    It's the day before July 4.  So everyone's on holiday.  (Except for most lawyers, of course.)  Which means no new opinions.But as we head into the holiday, let's just send a simple message.  You'd think that you wouldn't…
  • Jul 2

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)
    How much do you think this fact pattern settles for:"The St. Regis is a resort facility located in Dana Point and is owned by CPH Monarch Hotel, LLC (CPH). . . . On September 15, 2007, Epp dived into the shallow end of one the swimming…
  • Jul 1

    Santos v. Brown (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)

    Santos v. Brown (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)
    The Court of Appeal publishes this opinion today.  And it's relentless.  Relentless.  Seriously. Relentless.Justice Hull lets you know at the very outset that we're not just talking about any defendant.  He lets you know…
Rank this Week: 291

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Jul 3

    Jury Duty

    Jury Duty
    I've been swept up in associate dean tasks (including a healthy dose of administrivia, a word new to me but...
  • Jul 2

    Job Announcements: Indiana Business School

    Job Announcements: Indiana Business School
    Kelley has a particularly strong and large group, young too. They're adding to the ranks this year. Announcements after the...
  • Jun 29

    Family Film Blogging: Inside Out

    Family Film Blogging: Inside Out
    I'm rarely in on anything cool, but two weeks ago, my seven year-old and I stumbled upon a "sneak preview"...
Rank this Week: 632

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/
  • Jul 3

    Working on Vacation?

    Working on Vacation?
    As the Fourth of July holiday is upon us, it is a good time to consider the following question: should non-exempt employees be compensated for time spent responding to work-related emails, texts, etc. It is extremely common for workers to...
  • Jul 2

    The Purloined Letters -- Update

    The Purloined Letters -- Update
    I posted last year on Ms. Saavedra’s plight – and its implications for employees more generally – when the New Jersey Appellate Division last year upheld an indictment against a worker for removing documents for use in her employment…
  • Jul 1

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?
    In recent legal challenges, Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “ride-sharing” companies have argued that the drivers who contract with them are independent contractors, not their employees, for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…
Rank this Week: 380

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    Slava Voynov's Immigration Problem

    Slava Voynov's Immigration Problem
    Last November, Los Angeles Kings’ Defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested for domestic violence charges, which I wrote about in detail here. After the slow grind of the criminal justice system, yesterday we finally learned the outcome of…
  • Jun 26

    Preview of New Jersey Sports Betting Decision and Likely Aftershock

    Preview of New Jersey Sports Betting Decision and Likely Aftershock
    As we await the impending decision in the New Jersey sports betting case, no clear consensus has emerged as to which side will win. Those of us who were in attendance for the Third Circuit oral argument on March 17th are divided. While some…
  • Jun 26

    Justice Clarence Thomas's reprehensible use of NBA players' race for argument on fair housing

    Justice Clarence Thomas's reprehensible use of NBA players' race for argument on fair housing
    Justice Clarence Thomas has taken Sports Law to a new low.In his dissent in the Fair Housing case issued Thursday (Texas Dept. of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project), Thomas argued that African Americans don't need the protection of the…
Rank this Week: 2967

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jul 3

    What to Read While Being Surveilled

    What to Read While Being Surveilled
    The Intercept’s Summer Reading List is full of stuff to stoke your justified paranoia, plus great quirky reads. Upgrade your beach. Among the recommendations are Wild Seed by Octavia Butler, The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in…
  • Jul 2

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”
    Errata Security discusses Google’s Project Fi. An “MVNO” is a virtual mobile phone company — they don’t have any of their own network backbone or cell towers, but just rent them from the real mobile phone…
  • Jul 1

    Oh Joy

    Oh Joy
    Time to add _optout to the name of every wifi router out there. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it shares Wi-Fi passwords with the user’s contacts. Those contacts include their Outlook.com (nee Hotmail)…
Rank this Week: 14

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 3

    Herzog Lecture on Holocaust Denial at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago

    Herzog Lecture on Holocaust Denial at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago
    Professor Deborah Lipstadt of Emory University will deliver the Fred Herzog Memorial Lecture on the subject of "The Changing Face of Holocaust Denial in the 21st Century" at noon on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at The John Marshall…
  • Jul 3

    WTO Appellate Body Issues its 2014 Annual Report

    WTO Appellate Body Issues its 2014 Annual Report
    The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization has issued its Annual Report for 2014 (WT/AB/24). The Report includes information about: appeals filed by WTO members, the key findings of reports circulated in 2014, the composition of the…
  • Jul 3

    News for International Law Nerd

    News for International Law Nerd
    Only the hardest of the hard-core international law nerds will care about this. The International Court of Justice announced that Judge Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade has been named chair of the ICJ Library Committee. Serving with him…
Rank this Week: 4965