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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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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

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/
  • Jan 17

    Clarke on "Gender Nonconformity and the Law" by Yuracko

    Clarke on "Gender Nonconformity and the Law" by Yuracko
    Jessica A. Clarke (University of Minnesota Law School) has posted Frontiers of Sex Discrimination Law (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 115, No. 6, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A short time ago, the argument that sex discrimination…
  • Jan 17

    Harbach on Nudging & Childcare

    Harbach on Nudging & Childcare
    Meredith Johnson Harbach (University of Richmond School of Law) has posted Nudging Parents (Journal of Gender, Race and Justice, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Childcare quality matters, and parents intuitively…
  • Jan 17

    Ben-Shahar & Strahilevitz on Contracting Over Privacy

    Ben-Shahar & Strahilevitz on Contracting Over Privacy
    Omri Ben-Shahar and Lior Strahilevitz (University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School) has posted Contracting Over Privacy: Introduction (Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 43, No. S2, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 159

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jan 17

    Dick Enberg Offers Insights into the Incredible Al McGuire

    Dick Enberg Offers Insights into the Incredible Al McGuire
    Here’s a detail about Al McGuire you likely don’t know: Among his many habits, he liked to lie on the floor. Often, when he was in a hotel room, he would sleep through the night on the hard tile floor of a bathroom. Here’s…
  • Jan 17

    The Law Professor Who Coached the Marquette Football Team

    The Law Professor Who Coached the Marquette Football Team
    The Marquette University Law School has long been associated with the world of sports.  Although the National Sports Law Institute has represented the connection in recent years, the school’s relationship to the sports industry…
  • Jan 16

    Water: 2016 Retrospective (and Issues to Watch in 2017)

    Water: 2016 Retrospective (and Issues to Watch in 2017)
    At this time of year it seems appropriate to both examine the year just ended and look forward to the one to come.[1] 2016 brought numerous developments in the water law and policy sector at the national and state levels, and also here at…
Rank this Week: 3130

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/
  • Jan 17

    Russia Moves to De-Criminalize Much of Family Violence

    Russia Moves to De-Criminalize Much of Family Violence
    Russia has taken the first step to de-criminalize much of domestic violence. The pending bill would de-criminalize acts of abuse that do not result in serious injury and would apply not only to intimate partners but to children. Such…
  • Jan 16

    Standing Rock and the Right to a Fair Trial

    Standing Rock and the Right to a Fair Trial
    Editors' Note: The HRAH Blog welcomes Lauren Carasik, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Western New England School of Law. Lauren, who works with the Water Protector's Legal Collective, writes this report. by Lauren Carasik…
  • Jan 15

    Reed Brody and Juan Mendez appointed to join the International Commission of Jurist

    Reed Brody and Juan Mendez appointed to join the International Commission of Jurist
    By Lauren E. Bartlett This week the International Commission of Jurists announced the election of five new commissioners, including Reed Brody and Juan Mendez. The International Commission of Jurists is made up of 60 judges and lawyers from…
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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/
  • Jan 17

    Legal Writing Photos from the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

    Legal Writing Photos from the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting
    Professor David Austin of the California Western School of Law, a contributing editor to the Legal Writing Prof Blog, has created a wonderful video montage of photos from the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.…
  • Jan 13

    Bob Brain Finishes Term as Chair of AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research; New Chair is Sabrina DeFabritii

    Bob Brain Finishes Term as Chair of AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research; New Chair is Sabrina DeFabritii
    Professor Bob Brain (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles) is pictured here with an exit sign at the end of his term as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. He now joins...
  • Jan 12

    Hiring at Chicago-Kent

    Hiring at Chicago-Kent
    Chicago-Kent College of Law is seeking applications for its Visiting Assistant Professor Program. Visiting Assistant Professors are generally appointed for an initial term that can be renewed to a total of four years. Each Visiting Assistant…
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Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Jan 17

    Law and Magic in Calgary @calgaryherald @WowRyan @jayingram

    Law and Magic in Calgary @calgaryherald @WowRyan @jayingram
    The Calgary Herald highlights some Canadian devotees of law and magic here. Claudia Bustos, magician Ryan Pilling, and Jay Ingram, author of The Science of Why and former host of The Daily Planet Show are among those investigating witchcraft…
  • Dec 10

    Double, Double: Hulu Offers Up a New Series About a Magician Turned Psychic

    Double, Double: Hulu Offers Up a New Series About a Magician Turned Psychic
    The New York Times reviews a new series featuring a psychic who used to be a magician, as opposed to all those magicians and police consultants who used to claim to be psychic, and that one police consultant who claimed...
  • Dec 1

    Forsyth @ANU_Law on The Regulation of Witchcraft and Sorcery Practices and Belief

    Forsyth @ANU_Law on The Regulation of Witchcraft and Sorcery Practices and Belief
    Miranda Forsyth, School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet), has published The Regulation of Witchcraft and Sorcery Practices and Beliefs at 12 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 331 (2016). Here is the abstract. This article…
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 17

    Article on the Role of Trust Protector

    Article on the Role of Trust Protector
    Andrew T. Huber recently published an Article entitled, Trust Protectors: The Role Continues to Evolve, 3 Probate & Property 28 (Jan/Feb 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The trust protector’s role is relatively new…
  • Jan 17

    Article on Where to Set Up a Domestic Asset Protection Trust

    Article on Where to Set Up a Domestic Asset Protection Trust
    Mark Merric & Daniel G. Worthington recently published an Article entitled, Best DAPT Jurisdictions Based on Three Types of Statutes: Analysis of Where to Set Up a Domestic Asset Protection Trust, Tr. & Est. 92 (Jan. 2017). Provided…
  • Jan 17

    How Student Loan Debt Is Plaguing Older Borrower

    How Student Loan Debt Is Plaguing Older Borrower
    Not only does student loan debt affect young to middle-aged adults, it also seems to be affecting a growing number of older Americans. Specifically, the number of Americans age sixty and older with student loan debt has quadrupled in the...
Rank this Week: 68

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jan 17

    UN Secretary General Says Diversity is Richness, Not a Threat

    UN Secretary General Says Diversity is Richness, Not a Threat
    In a message to an event spotlighting the growing challenges of anti-Muslim discrimination as well as hatred in various contexts, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appealed for drawing strength from the principles of…
  • Jan 15

    90% of Children Crossing Mediterranean to Italy Arrive Unaccompanied

    90% of Children Crossing Mediterranean to Italy Arrive Unaccompanied
    According to a press release from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), more than 90% of children reaching Italy's shores after crossing the Mediterranean Sea have been separated from their families or are unaccompanied. The number of…
  • Jan 12

    US Ends Cuban Wet Foot, Dry Foot Immigration Policy

    US Ends Cuban Wet Foot, Dry Foot Immigration Policy
    For the last two decades, the United States has maintained a special immigration policy that applied only to Cubans. Cubans who were intercepted by U.S. officials in the waters between the United States and Cuba (those with wet feet) would...
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Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 17

    D.C. Circuit Rejects Free Speech Claim of Inauguration Protest Group

    D.C. Circuit Rejects Free Speech Claim of Inauguration Protest Group
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit rejected a claim today that the Park Service's set-aside of Freedom Plaza for the Inauguration Committee violated the free speech rights of a group that sought to protest in that...
  • Jan 17

    Does a Ban on "Disparaging" Trademarks Violate Free Speech?

    Does a Ban on "Disparaging" Trademarks Violate Free Speech?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Lee v. Tam, the case testing whether the Patent and Trademark Office violated free speech when it denied a trademark to an all-Asian-American…
  • Jan 17

    Can Post-9/11 Detainees Sue Federal Officials for Constitutional Violations?

    Can Post-9/11 Detainees Sue Federal Officials for Constitutional Violations?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Ziglar v. Abbasi, the case testing whether post-9/11 detainees can sue federal officials for constitutional violations. In particular, the case…
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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/
  • Jan 17

    South African Liberation Struggles: Toward (Revolutionary?) Democratic Self-Determination—A Bibliography

    South African Liberation Struggles: Toward (Revolutionary?) Democratic Self-Determination—A Bibliography
    My latest compilation is on South African liberation struggles. The two images respectively above and below are paintings by the South African artist John Koenakeefe Mohl. The first, “Miners carrying their working tools, near Springs,…
  • Jan 17

    It Can't Happen Here

    It Can't Happen Here
    The election of Donald Trump created trauma, depression, and associated health issues with those who were shocked by the result. Virtually all of us thought it can’t happen here. The U.S. could not elect an ignorant, intellectually…
  • Jan 9

    "The Holidays"

    "The Holidays"
    This is around (or actually after) the time of year when I often pitch my short unpublished essay on the legal and cultural complications of Christmas. See here. That essay speaks for itself. But here are some additional reflections: Donald…
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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/
  • Jan 17

    AALS annual meeting: a quick postscript

    AALS annual meeting: a quick postscript
    After reviewing the various posts about the annual meeting generated by Paul H., et al, I stumbled across these related posts, here, here, here, and here, from an anonymous law prof at ATL. There is a lot of interesting stuff there and I…
  • Jan 17

    AALS: A Learned Society still Learning!

    AALS: A Learned Society still Learning!
    I am happy to align myself 100% with Paul Horwitz in his magnificent post (a Jerry Maguirean Manifesto, perhaps?). Yes, yes, and again yes, to everything he says. Having insisted, with Mark Tushnet, that the AALS is a trade ass'n advocating…
  • Jan 17

    Antitrust or corporate speech?

    Antitrust or corporate speech?
    Is this supposed plan among San Diego-area (and possibly Los Angeles-based) moving companies not to take any jobs related to the Chargers move to L.A. an antitrust violation? I know consumer boycotts are protected free-speech. But isn't an…
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jan 17

    Society Must Be Defended: Join us for a Read-In on 20 January 2017 | Savage Mind

    Society Must Be Defended: Join us for a Read-In on 20 January 2017 | Savage Mind
    With all of this in mind, we, with the help of Savage Minds and the journals American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, and Environment and Society are proposing a Read-In on January 20, 2017. We invite all…
  • Jan 17

    Top-Level Intel Officers' War Against Donald Trump Is Bad For The Country

    Top-Level Intel Officers' War Against Donald Trump Is Bad For The Country
    These political operatives were telling the truth about a terrifying reality about the power of intelligence agencies. They were admitting that intelligence agencies will use their position to retaliate for political reasons. This is a very…
  • Jan 17

    Survey: Abortion rate now lowest since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973 « Hot Air

    Survey: Abortion rate now lowest since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973 « Hot Air
    Great news, if not surprising news. As contraceptive technology has improved, as the taboo against using it has shrunk, and as new restrictions on abortion have passed in various red states, it’d be odd if the rate weren’t…
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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/
  • Jan 17

    Calling Hieronymous Merkin

    Calling Hieronymous Merkin
    Seen today in UK paper - The Independent 17 Jan 2017 - in an article by Grace Dent titled "Nigel Farage knows there is money to made in acting like a Trump supporter" - and then found online for your...
  • Jan 17

    Freedom of the Press (some restrictions apply)

    Freedom of the Press (some restrictions apply)
    This past Wednesday, the Centre for Constitutional Studies hosted a presentation by Matthew Woodley of Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP. Woodley has been practicing media law for twelve years and gave a great speech asking, “Do we…
  • Jan 16

    The Dominion, Back at it Again!

    The Dominion, Back at it Again!
    Hello Readers! Here at the Dominion we are happy to be back writing to you about important constitutional topics relating to the British North America Act. After a brief hiatus from the blogging world during our Christmas Break we are...
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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/
  • Jan 17

    Roth on Machine Testimony

    Roth on Machine Testimony
    Andrea L. Roth (University of California, Berkeley - School of Law) has posted Machine Testimony (Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Machines play increasingly crucial roles in establishing facts in legal disputes.…
  • Jan 17

    Robinson on Strict Liability's Criminogenic Effect

    Robinson on Strict Liability's Criminogenic Effect
    Paul H. Robinson (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted Strict Liability's Criminogenic Effect (Georgetown Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It is easy to understand the apparent appeal of strict liability…
  • Jan 17

    Loughnan & Gless on Intoxicated Offending

    Loughnan & Gless on Intoxicated Offending
    Arlie Loughnan and Sabine Gless (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law and University of Basel) have posted Understanding the Law on Intoxicated Offending: Principle, Pragmatism and Legal Culture (Journal of International and Comparative Law,…
Rank this Week: 177

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 17

    John McGinnis on encouraging business people to join government: The reverse John Galt move

    John McGinnis on encouraging business people to join government: The reverse John Galt move
    McGinnis points out that: One of the best disruptions of Donald Trump has been his decision to nominate many officials to the Cabinet who have been enormously successful in business. Such appointees... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 17

    POETUS Trump and Labor Nominee Andy Puzder: Reverse the Interpretative Bulletin on Shareholder "Rights"

    POETUS Trump and Labor Nominee Andy Puzder: Reverse the Interpretative Bulletin on Shareholder "Rights"
    As part of the Obama administration-wide rush of midnight regulation, the Obama Department of Labor put out an "interpretative bulletin" on Exercise of Shareholder Rights and Written Statements of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 16

    Ten albums I loved as a teen and still do: Comments open

    Ten albums I loved as a teen and still do: Comments open
    There's a game of tag going on in my FB TL that asks one to identify ten albums that influenced you during your teen years (defined as 71-78 in my case). No more than one per band. You hopefully... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Jan 17

    Oops: Oregon District Court Rule For LLCs that are Defined as Corporation

    Oops: Oregon District Court Rule For LLCs that are Defined as Corporation
    Here we go again. Oregon Federal District Court has a new rule on the books: In diversity actions, any party that is a limited liability corporation (L.L.C.), a limited liability partnership (L.L.P.), or a partnership must, in the disclosure…
  • Jan 16

    Welcome Professor Mike Schuster to BLPB!

    Welcome Professor Mike Schuster to BLPB!
    Professor Mike Schuster of Oklahoma State University, Spears School of Business, will be guest blogging at BLPB for the next 4 weeks. Prior to joining Oklahoma State's faculty, Professor Schuster was at attorney at Vinson & Elkins LLP in…
  • Jan 16

    In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Today, we again celebrate the life of a great American, Martin Luther King, Jr. His legacy is felt in so many ways in this country every day in the year. But today, we call him and his work out for...
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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/
  • Jan 17

    Obama is Right on Chelsea Manning

    Obama is Right on Chelsea Manning
    By the time you read this, a firestorm may—or may not—be breaking out over President Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence. We’re not sure what the reaction is likely to be, to be honest.…
  • Jan 17

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    In an interview with The Times of London and the German newspaper Bild a week before his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump called NATO “obsolete,” criticized German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s welcoming policy toward…
  • Jan 17

    The Economic Case for Preserving PPD-28 and Privacy Shield

    The Economic Case for Preserving PPD-28 and Privacy Shield
    As the new administration takes office this week, we will start to see just how literally to take Donald Trump's pronouncements and the promised targeting of his predecessor’s executive orders for immediate destruction. Trade policy…
Rank this Week: 108

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    Obama frees Chelsea Manning!

    Obama frees Chelsea Manning!
    The NYT reports:President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across…
  • Jan 17

    "Did Trump really come and meet with Moscow prostitutes?"

    "Did Trump really come and meet with Moscow prostitutes?"
    Putin asks and answers:Firstly he is an adult, and secondly he is a person who for many years has organized a beauty pageant, socialized with the most beautiful women in the world. It is hard to believe that he ran to a hotel to meet with our…
  • Jan 17

    "The clemency process is run out of the Justice Department, where career prosecutors have little interest in reversing the work of their colleagues."

    "The clemency process is run out of the Justice Department, where career prosecutors have little interest in reversing the work of their colleagues."
    "It’s a recipe for intransigence, dysfunction and injustice on a mass scale. Mr. Obama understands the problem, even if he didn’t fix it. As he wrote in an article published in this month’s issue of The Harvard Law Review,…
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • Jan 17

    Burger King Sting Draws Misconduct Charge

    Burger King Sting Draws Misconduct Charge
    An attorney who entered into a deferred prosecution agreement has been charged with ethics violations by the Illinois Administrator. The alleged course of conduct 1. Starting in or about 2009, and at all further times alleged in this…
  • Jan 16

    Usury Unfriendly

    Usury Unfriendly
    An attorney's failure to pay a litigation funder who had advanced funds to his client drew a term suspension of two months from a justice the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The respondent's primary argument before me is that the…
  • Jan 15

    Tulane Law School needs fall-semester visitor in Professional Responsibility and Criminal Law

    Tulane Law School needs fall-semester visitor in Professional Responsibility and Criminal Law
    My school Tulane, per our Vice Dean Onnig Dombalagian, has asked me to post this regarding the fall of 2017: Tulane Law School invites applications for a one-semester visiting position in the Fall of 2017. Our specific needs for the...
Rank this Week: 746

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/
Rank this Week: 2315

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 17

    Former UC-Hastings Dean:Legal Education Is 'Delusional About Our Prospects'—With Plummeting Return On Investment, Is Law School A 'Long Con'?

    Former UC-Hastings Dean:Legal Education Is 'Delusional About Our Prospects'—With Plummeting Return On Investment, Is Law School A 'Long Con'?
    National Law Journal op-ed: For Legal Education, Adaption is the Only Option for a Better Future, by Frank H. Wu (Former Dean, UC-Hastings): In legal education, we have become delusional about our prospects. We are paralyzed by a combination…
  • Jan 17

    Grewal:Can Trump Deduct Donations Of Emoluments To The U.S. Treasury?

    Grewal:Can Trump Deduct Donations Of Emoluments To The U.S. Treasury?
    Andy Grewal (Iowa), Trump’s Donations of Emoluments to the U.S. Treasury—Tax Deductible?, Yale J. on Reg.: Notice & Comment (Jan. 13, 2017): On Wednesday, President-Elect Donald Trump, through his legal advisors, presented his plan to…
  • Jan 17

    #BlackLawyersMatter

    #BlackLawyersMatter
    ABA Journal, #BlackLawyersMatter Inspires Movement to Increase Representation in Law: When third-year law student Micah Green came across the hashtag #BlackLawyersMatter in an online article, he quickly realized it was more than just a catchy…
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Jan 17

    Dep't of ABC v. ABC Appeals Bd. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 17, 2017)

    Dep't of ABC v. ABC Appeals Bd. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 17, 2017)
    After a long holiday, we get some interesting published opinions from the California Court of Appeal.Here's one I think you'll like.It's a straightforward question.  You might not even think it worthy of an 18-page opinion (though I'd…
  • Jan 12

    In Re M.F. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 12, 2017)

    In Re M.F. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 12, 2017)
    My first reaction to this morning's opinion was a totally juvenile one:  "In re: M.F.  Ho ho ho."My second reaction was:  "He gets 480 days in a juvenile residential facility?! That sounds like a lot. Especially since what he…
  • Jan 11

    Healthsmart Pacific v. Katateck (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 11, 2017)

    Healthsmart Pacific v. Katateck (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 11, 2017)
    The Court of Appeal says today:"On the court’s own motion, the opinion filed in the above-entitled matter on December 19, 2016, shall be modified in the following manners:On page 20, in the first full paragraph, the third sentence is…
Rank this Week: 775

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    Sellars: The Origin of the Idea of 'Aggression' in International Criminal Law

    Sellars: The Origin of the Idea of 'Aggression' in International Criminal Law
    Kirsten Sellars (Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong - Law) has posted The First World War, Wilhelm II, and Article 227: The Origin of the Idea of 'Aggression' in International Criminal Law (in The Crime of Aggression – A Commentary, Claus Kress…
  • Jan 17

    Stephens: The Collateral Damage from China's ‘Great Wall of Sand’

    Stephens: The Collateral Damage from China's ‘Great Wall of Sand’
    Tim Stephens (Univ. of Sydney - Law) has posted The Collateral Damage from China's ‘Great Wall of Sand’ – the Environmental Dimensions of the South China Sea Case (Australian Yearbook of International Law, forthcoming).…
  • Jan 17

    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. 7, no. 1, January 2017) is out. Contents include:Natalie Y. Morris-Sharma, The ILC’s Draft Articles Before the 69th Session of the UNGA: A Reawakening? Andreas…
Rank this Week: 25

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 17

    The Future

    The Future
    What are the lessons of the election for the future of democracy? First, leaving part of the population far behind is dangerous. Democracy properly gives everyone the right to vote, so everybody counts. When a segment of the population feels…
  • Jan 10

    The Challenge

    The Challenge
    Looking at the New Year, there are two existential challenges that must be dealt with: global climate change and the threat to American democracy. Global climate change has to be at the top of the agenda because scientists are telling us we…
  • Jan 3

    The Legacy of Barack Obama

    The Legacy of Barack Obama
    Barack Obama has been one of our most decent and intelligent presidents. I’ll miss him. Instead of simplification and slogans, Obama explained the complexities of everything from medical treatment to foreign policy. Instead of shooting…
Rank this Week: 4751

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jan 17

    Competition, Barriers to Entry and Inclusive Growth: Telecommunications Sector Study

    Competition, Barriers to Entry and Inclusive Growth: Telecommunications Sector Study
    Ryan Hawthorne, Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED), Pamela Mondliwa, Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED), and Tamara Paremoer, Centre for Competition, Regulation &…
  • Jan 17

    European State Aid Law: A Commentary

    European State Aid Law: A Commentary
    Franz Jurgen Sacker (Free University of Berlin) and Frank Montag (Freshfields) offer European State Aid Law A Commentary. BOOK ABSTRACT: The regulation of State Aid belongs to the core areas of European Union law. Without the general…
  • Jan 17

    The FTC PAE Study: A Cautionary Tale About Making Unsupported Policy Recommendation

    The FTC PAE Study: A Cautionary Tale About Making Unsupported Policy Recommendation
    Joshua D. Wright, George Mason University and Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; George Mason University describe The FTC PAE Study: A Cautionary Tale About Making Unsupported Policy…
Rank this Week: 124

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Jan 17

    Anderson on Insider Trading

    Anderson on Insider Trading
    John P. Anderson has posted When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense? on SSRN with the following abstract: Corporations are subject to broad criminal liability for the insider trading of their employees. Critics…
  • Jan 4

    President-Elect Nominates Jay Clayton as SEC Chair

    President-Elect Nominates Jay Clayton as SEC Chair
    Details available here.
  • Jan 3

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: John Armour & Brian Cheffins, Stock Market Prices and the Market for Corporate Control, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. 761. Rutheford B. Campbell…
Rank this Week: 106

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/
  • Jan 17

    Duke's Felipe De Brigard wins 2017 Stanton Prize for interdisciplinary work in philosophy and psychology

    Duke's Felipe De Brigard wins 2017 Stanton Prize for interdisciplinary work in philosophy and psychology
    There's a news item (the first one) on Duke Philosophy's homepage.
  • Jan 17

    Advertising update

    Advertising update
    There's one 3rd-from-the-top spot available in February still, and there are 3rd-from-the-top spots available in March. The next 2nd-from-the-top spot still open is in April, and the next open top spot is May. E-mail me for more information,…
  • Jan 17

    Pitt's Machery on the recent research on the IAT and "implicit bias"

    Pitt's Machery on the recent research on the IAT and "implicit bias"
    Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh), a leading scholar working at the intersection of philosophy and psychology, gives a useful assessment: The history of attitude measurement in psychology is one of exuberant, irrational enthusiasm followed by…
Rank this Week: 2020

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/
  • Jan 17

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Freedom Plaza can be free of inauguration protest

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Freedom Plaza can be free of inauguration protest
    The U.S. Capitol during a rehearsal for the inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 15 in Washington. (Mandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) Today, in one of its first decisions in 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.…
  • Jan 17

    [David Post] The inaugural addre

    [David Post] The inaugural addre
    My contacts deep inside the Russian intelligence agencies have obtained for me a draft version of Donald Trump’s inaugural address, and it’s a beauty. I didn’t think he had it in him.  It hits all the right…
  • Jan 16

    [Eugene Volokh] My wife makes me so miserable, it’s unconstitutional!

    [Eugene Volokh] My wife makes me so miserable, it’s unconstitutional!
    The Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines in January 2016. (John Taggart/European Pressphoto Agency) From In re Marriage of Le (Iowa Ct. App. 2013): Tim [Le] argues, “The Petitioner is trying to make my life miserable taking away my rights…
Rank this Week: 8

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    Bo Burt on "Justice and Empathy"

    Bo Burt on "Justice and Empathy"
    I've just read the manuscript of Bo Burt's forthcoming posthumous book, "Justice and Empathy." The book restates themes from his earlier work. Given my background, I was especially taken with his use of psychoanalytic theory to describe the…
  • Jan 16

    More on Hamilton, Jefferson, Burr, and the Election of 1800

    More on Hamilton, Jefferson, Burr, and the Election of 1800
    Jack’s post brings to mind a climactic sceneof Lin-Manual Miranda’s Hamilton, in which Alexander Hamilton’s fellow Federalists ask him which of two Democratic-Republican politicians—Aaron Burr or Thomas…
  • Jan 16

    Alexander Hamilton explains why Aaron Burr should not become president

    Alexander Hamilton explains why Aaron Burr should not become president
    After the 1800 election was thrown into the House of Representatives, Alexander Hamilton wrote this letter urging Representative James Bayard of Delaware to support Thomas Jefferson over Aaron Burr.  Hamilton argued that Burr, whom he…
Rank this Week: 514

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jan 17

    Antitrust review revolution?

    Antitrust review revolution?
    Ok, so revolution is perhaps a bit overblown. But, we are about to undergo a significant change in antitrust enforcement in the context of merger and acquisitions - probably more significant than the change we saw after the transition from...
  • Jan 5

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian
    I'd be remiss if I didn't note that F. Ross Johnson recently passed away. Johnson was the real life protagonist of Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate - the story of the auction of RJR Nabisco and...
  • Jul 29

    Richmond is Hiring

    Richmond is Hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates should…
Rank this Week: 1163

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: 1978

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Jan 17

    Lecy, Van Lyke and Yoon: "What Do We Know About Nonprofit Entrepreneurs?: Results from a Large-Scale Survey"

    Lecy, Van Lyke and Yoon: "What Do We Know About Nonprofit Entrepreneurs?: Results from a Large-Scale Survey"
    Jesse Lecy, David Van Slyke, and Nara Yoon (all affiliated with Syracuse University) recently posted to SSRN an article detailing the results of a survey of the motivations behind the creation of new tax-exempt organizations. The SSRN…
  • Jan 11

    Philanthropy Roundtable's Amicus Brief on Donor Interest in Privacy

    Philanthropy Roundtable's Amicus Brief on Donor Interest in Privacy
    Philanthropy Roundtable (represented by Morgan Lewis & Brockius) filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of a challenge to an aspect of McCain-Feingold/Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act that requires disclosure of certain large…
  • Jan 5

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year nonprofit champions and scholars! It's time for the obligatory predictions-about-new-year post: What legal and policy issues will be among the hottest in the new year? With the caveat that I'm particularly bad at predicting the…
Rank this Week: 265

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
  • Jan 17

    “And as the fog gets clearer…“ – May on Brexit

    “And as the fog gets clearer…“ – May on Brexit
    In her long-awaited speech on what Brexit actually means for the future application of the acquis communautaire in the United Kingdom, British Prime Minister Theresa May, on 17 January, 2017, stressed that the objective of legal certainty is…
  • Jan 11

    The Book: Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimension

    The Book: Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimension
    This book is a collection of papers presented at the 24th traditional conference Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimensions. The conference was organized on 19-21 May 2016 in Portoroz, Slovenija, by the Institute for Commercial…
  • Jan 9

    Brexit Means Brexit, But What Does Brexit Mean? Seminar Serie

    Brexit Means Brexit, But What Does Brexit Mean? Seminar Serie
    The Centre of European Law at King’s College London is running a series of seminars on the meaning of Brexit and its potential impact on different areas of law. It considers the options for the new legal regime between the UK and…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Jan 17

    Prepare for Your Profession

    Prepare for Your Profession
    Law students often become so caught up in surviving each class week that they forget the bigger picture. They are preparing for being lawyers! Their clients will depend on them to be great lawyers, not just mediocre lawyers. Every skill...
  • Jan 15

    Reminder: Associate Director of Bar Services Position at Duquesne

    Reminder: Associate Director of Bar Services Position at Duquesne
    Associate Director of Bar Services Faculty Posting Date: November 2, 2016 To Apply: apply.interfolio.com/39174 Duquesne University School of Law invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Bar Services, a hybrid academic…
  • Jan 14

    Carolinas Colloquium - Call for Proposal

    Carolinas Colloquium - Call for Proposal
    See the attached PDF for more information: Download 2017 Carolinas Colloquium Call for Proposals.
Rank this Week: 4448

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    The NJ Sports Betting "Invitational": My Quick Thoughts on Today's SCOTUS Order

    The NJ Sports Betting "Invitational": My Quick Thoughts on Today's SCOTUS Order
    For the case that has had nearly everything—e.g., three divided circuit opinions in succession and the rarity of en banc rehearing—we shouldn’t have been all that shocked by the latest twist and turn in the New Jersey sports…
  • Jan 14

    Decision Day on New Jersey Sports Betting: What Are The Chances?

    Decision Day on New Jersey Sports Betting: What Are The Chances?
    On Tuesday at 9:30 am (EST), the United States Supreme Court will issue its weekly "Orders List" announcing the fate of the various petitions which the Court considered at its weekly conference on Friday. (A link to the court website page…
  • Jan 12

    The Battle of New York (DFS) is Back On!

    The Battle of New York (DFS) is Back On!
    It's baaack! In October, a quartet of New York residents--backed by the anti-gambling group aptly named "Stop Predatory Gambling"--filed a lawsuit in Albany County Supreme Court challenging the New York Interactive Fantasy Sports Law on…
Rank this Week: 2233

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 17

    Introducing Christy Shucksmith

    Introducing Christy Shucksmith
    It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Dr Christy Shucksmith! Christy is a Senior Lecturer at Lincoln Law School, University of Lincoln. Christy is the co-founder of the Conflict and Disasters Research…
  • Jan 17

    Write On! Spaces and Places of the Journey to the UK: Assessing the Legal Framework for People Fleeing Conflict

    Write On! Spaces and Places of the Journey to the UK: Assessing the Legal Framework for People Fleeing Conflict
                           This conference is motivated by the plight of people fleeing conflict, attempting to reach Europe, and more specifically, the UK. How does the UK government…
  • Jan 17

    Reminder! Write On! Gender on the Bench Conference

    Reminder! Write On! Gender on the Bench Conference
    PluriCourts/IntLawGrrls are pleased to send a reminder of the call for papers for our conference on Gender on the Bench scheduled in the Hague January 2018.   At present, women judges make up an average of 17% of international…
Rank this Week: 54

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/
Rank this Week: 425

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/
Rank this Week: 2333

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    South African Liberation Struggles: Toward (Revolutionary?) Democratic Self-Determination — A Bibliography

    South African Liberation Struggles: Toward (Revolutionary?) Democratic Self-Determination — A Bibliography
    My latest compilation on South African Liberation Struggles is here.The images are of two paintings by John Koenakeefe Mohl and are found here.
  • Jan 6

    Charter 77: First published on 6 January 1977

    Charter 77: First published on 6 January 1977
    Today, as the 2017 Verso Radical Diary reminds me, is the date of the signing of Charter 77. First, by way of historical backdrop and relevant causal conditions: “The sweeping political reforms introduced by [Mikhail] Gorbachev in…
  • Jan 5

    Vice President-elect Mike Pence pontificate

    Vice President-elect Mike Pence pontificate
    “The American people want us to start over,” Pence said. “Releasing the power of the free market is the pathway toward expanding access and affordability of health care across the country.”  This is one of the…
Rank this Week: 748

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 17

    How to Print Without Shame

    How to Print Without Shame
    The paperless-office religion probably makes you uncomfortable. The preacher says kill the paper, printing is a sin. Don’t fret. Here is why you should not be ashamed to print. I write this for lawyers, and I am not…
  • Jan 17

    Good to Great: Taking Your Law Blog to the Next Level

    Good to Great: Taking Your Law Blog to the Next Level
    As a public service, I solemnly swear to write this post without using the word influencer. Not sure if the backstory helps, but here it is…. I was recently asked if I had any ‘general advice’ or tips on how to get a new…
  • Jan 17

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice. Research & Writing 4 Questions to Ask About Any Database (Part 2) Ken…
Rank this Week: 213

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 17

    To Stay or Not To Stay: The Calculus for International STEM Students in the United State

    To Stay or Not To Stay: The Calculus for International STEM Students in the United State
    To Stay or Not To Stay: The Calculus for International STEM Students in the United States More than 1 million international students were in the United States in 2015-16, a significant share of them in science, technology, engineering, or…
  • Jan 17

    At the Movies: 11 Documentaries About Immigrants Everyone Should Watch Right Now

    At the Movies: 11 Documentaries About Immigrants Everyone Should Watch Right Now
    Here are "11 Documentaries About Immigrants Everyone Should Watch Right Now." Below is the trailer for number 6 on the list: Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas made headlines in 2011 when he revealed he was…
  • Jan 17

    Secret Identities of Immigration Judges Revealed

    Secret Identities of Immigration Judges Revealed
    Attorney Bryan Johnson writes that the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) long has concealed the identities of Immigration Judges named in complaints of misconduct. In response to a FOIA from the American Immigration Lawyers Association…
Rank this Week: 249

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 17

    A Possible Contradiction in Liberals' Concerns About Corruption?

    A Possible Contradiction in Liberals' Concerns About Corruption?
    by Neil H. BuchananWhich is it?  Do rich people respond to incentives to get richer, or do they reach the point where enough is enough and other goals take precedence?  Does it matter?I raised this issue briefly at the beginning of…
  • Jan 16

    Does it Matter Whether Trump is a "Legitimate" President?

    Does it Matter Whether Trump is a "Legitimate" President?
    by Michael DorfIn explaining his intention to absent himself from Trump's inauguration civil rights hero and Congressman John Lewis said that he did not regard Trump as a legitimate president. That statement inspired a typically childish and…
  • Jan 12

    Personal Responsibility and the 2016 Election

    Personal Responsibility and the 2016 Election
    by Neil H. BuchananDonald Trump has now made clear that he has no intention of eliminating his conflicts of interest -- saying, in essence, that he is keen to cash in on the "corruption premium."  Meanwhile, the rush by Senate…
Rank this Week: 774

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4442