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Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

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

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy

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

    2nd Annual Dean's Lecture to the Graduating Cla

    2nd Annual Dean's Lecture to the Graduating Cla
    No description is available at this time.
  • Jan 30

    Gender, Privacy and Hate Crimes in Cyberspace

    Gender, Privacy and Hate Crimes in Cyberspace
    University of Maryland Law Professor Danielle Citron will discuss gender, privacy and her new book, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, “an impassioned call for equal rights for women on the Internet” (Kirkus Reviews). Center faculty…
Rank this Week: 1081

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Witness preparation (Ted 2) (humor)

    Witness preparation (Ted 2) (humor)
    The trailer for Ted 2 has a riff on witness preparation.
  • Jan 30

    State Bar of California announces members of 2nd Rules Revision Commission

    State Bar of California announces members of 2nd Rules Revision Commission
    It's a strong line-up. I'm quite optimistic about the quality of the work product. I'd still like us to adopt a soup-to-nuts set of rules like the ABA has, rather than a minimal set of disciplinary rules. Stay tuned ....
  • Jan 30

    Steven Lubet on the BDS Movement

    Steven Lubet on the BDS Movement
    Here is an excellent op-ed by Professor Steven Lubet on the so called BDS movement: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-israel-northwestern-university-divest-perspec-0129-20150128-story.html Although I and many other…
Rank this Week: 301

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 30

    World Order

    World Order
    In over six decades as a scholar, Henry Kissinger has trained his historical depth and panoramic worldview on an ambitious range of subjects.  His undergraduate honors thesis probes the thinking of Oswald Spengler, Arnold Toynbee, and…
  • Jan 30

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Hezbollah asked for a ceasefire with Israel through UN intermediaries yesterday. The request came after several days of fighting and heightened tensions between the two sides. The Wall Street Journal reports that, while some Israeli officials…
  • Jan 30

    Neither War Nor Peace: Israel’s Northern Border

    Neither War Nor Peace: Israel’s Northern Border
    For now, the recent eruption of violence along the Israeli-Lebanese border appears to be contained. With thousands of its fighters bogged down in Syrian battles, Hezbollah’s strategic context is radically different from 2006, when a…
Rank this Week: 360

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: 1520

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: 513

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 30

    Tricks for Tax Time Retirement Saving

    Tricks for Tax Time Retirement Saving
    Many people fail to worry about retirement at tax time. However, some of the most generous provisions of the tax code are incentives to save whether via a workplace 401(k), an Individual Retirement Account, a Roth IRA, or one of...
  • Jan 30

    New Case: In re Matheny Family Trust

    New Case: In re Matheny Family Trust
    In a recent case decided by the South Dakota Supreme Court, a sister and brother were co-trustees of a family trust established by the siblings’ parents. Before their mother died, she entered into a contract for deed with brother for...
  • Jan 30

    CLE on Powers of Attorney in Disability Planning

    CLE on Powers of Attorney in Disability Planning
    The American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is holding a CLE entitled, Powers of Attorney in Disability Planning: Silver Bullet or Landmine? on February 3rd, from 1:00-2:30 PM ET via webinar. Here is why you...
Rank this Week: 58

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 30

    Vortex builder

    Vortex builder
  • Jan 30

    Drones Are Now Appearing on Afghan Rugs - The Atlantic

    Drones Are Now Appearing on Afghan Rugs - The Atlantic
    Tanks, helicopters, Kalashnikovs, hand grenades, and bazookas started creeping into the centuries-old tradition, either as elements of a landscape or as icons in a pattern. “My favorite one is an old Beluch style one,” says the…
  • Jan 30

    The Danish Don't Have the Secret to Happiness - The Atlantic

    The Danish Don't Have the Secret to Happiness - The Atlantic
    Danish author Askel Sandemose’s works are little read in his home country these days—except, that is, for a small fragment of one novel, A Fugitive Crosses His Tracks, published in 1933. The fragment of A Fugitive that has come…
Rank this Week: 139

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
Rank this Week: 2172

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 36

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 30

    Larkin on the Lacey Act & the Incorporation of Foreign Law

    Larkin on the Lacey Act & the Incorporation of Foreign Law
    Paul J. Larkin Jr. (The Heritage Foundation) has posted The Dynamic Incorporation of Foreign Law and the Constitutional Regulation of Federal Lawmaking (Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Jan 30

    Burke on the Expansion of Right

    Burke on the Expansion of Right
    Thomas F. Burke (Political Science Department, Wellesley College) has posted The Rights Revolution Continues: Why New Rights are Born (and Old Rights Rarely Die) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Why do Americans, as Alexis de Tocqueville first…
  • Jan 30

    Avraham on Pain & Suffering Damage

    Avraham on Pain & Suffering Damage
    Ronen Avraham (University of Texas at Austin - School of Law) has posted Estimating Pain and Suffering Damages - Paths are Many, Loss is One (Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Opponents of...
Rank this Week: 37

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

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 30

    McGrath on Prosecution of White-Collar Crime in a Developing Economy

    McGrath on Prosecution of White-Collar Crime in a Developing Economy
    Joe McGrath (UCD) has posted The Prosecution of White-Collar Crime in a Developing Economy: A Case Study of Ireland in the 20th Century (in: Van Erp, J.; Huisman, W.; Vande Walle, G (eds). The Routledge Handbook of White-Collar and…
  • Jan 30

    Feeley on The Unconvincing Case Against Private Prison

    Feeley on The Unconvincing Case Against Private Prison
    Malcolm M Feeley (University of California, Berkeley) has posted The Unconvincing Case Against Private Prisons (Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 89, No. 4, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2009, the Israeli High Court of Justice held that…
  • Jan 30

    Toomey & Kaufman on Surveillance and Notice

    Toomey & Kaufman on Surveillance and Notice
    Patrick C. Toomey and Brett Max Kaufman (ACLU National Security Project and NYU School of Law Technology Law & Policy Clinic) has posted The Notice Paradox: Secret Surveillance, Criminal Defendants & the Right to Notice (Santa Clara…
Rank this Week: 162

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 30

    ICTY upholds Genocide Convictions in Srebrenica Case

    ICTY upholds Genocide Convictions in Srebrenica Case
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Today, the ICTY Appeals Chamber affirmed genocide convictions in the Srebrenica case, Prosecutor v. Popović et al. The full Appeals Chamber judgment is here.  The PDF document…
  • Jan 30

    An Intersubjective Treaty Power

    An Intersubjective Treaty Power
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis Ian Henderson may be mad at me.  He asked for fewer posts on foreign relations.  But he also asked for more posts on treaties.  I have a new paper up that tackles both topics — An…
  • Jan 29

    Hostages and Human Dignity

    Hostages and Human Dignity
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin News reports indicate that Jordan is engaged in frantic negotiations with the Islamic State (ISIS) over a proposed hostage swap. Jordan is apparently willing to turn over a prisoner, would-be…
Rank this Week: 166

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 30

    How tort and shareholder litigation impedes medical innovation by biotech startup

    How tort and shareholder litigation impedes medical innovation by biotech startup
    Standish Fleming makes the case. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 30

    Will DuPont be hedge fund activism's Waterloo?

    Will DuPont be hedge fund activism's Waterloo?
    There was a very interesting post at Dealbook a couple of days ago, in which the estimable Steven Davidoff Solomon argues that: Shareholder activism is in full roar as hedge funds prowl and companies... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jan 30

    The Continuing Critique of "The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism"

    The Continuing Critique of "The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism"
    Yvan Allaire and Francois Dauphin are back with another critique of Bebchuk et al.'s claims about the merits of hedge fund activism: Bebchuk et al. have produced a new version of their paper The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 177

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 30

    Condorcet’s “inner resolve”

    Condorcet’s “inner resolve”
    “High priority for the regime was Condorcet’s liquidation. Sentenced to death as an outlaw on 2 October 1793, he asked his wife to divorce him to protect her and save his assets for their daughter. Despite repeated searchers, he…
  • Jan 25

    Jacob Lawrence & the Book of Genesi

    Jacob Lawrence & the Book of Genesi
    Some readers of Ratio Juris might enjoy this post by yours truly over at Religious Left Law: Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989).
  • Jan 21

    Proper Dining Etiquette

    Proper Dining Etiquette
    I’m reading Kimberley Brownlee’s Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (Oxford University Press, 2012) by way of taking a brief break from Jonathan Israel (!) and so as to say some halfway intelligent or…
Rank this Week: 951

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/
Rank this Week: 2515

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 30

    Jackson v. AEG Live (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)

    Jackson v. AEG Live (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)
    Fittingly, the published opinions for January end with what's likely the highest-value appeal of the month (and perhaps the year):  Katherine Jackson's appeal seeking to hold AEG Live accountable for Michael Jackson's death.The…
  • Jan 30

    Wright v. State of California (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)

    Wright v. State of California (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)
    There are actually people (e.g., guards) who voluntarily elect to pay market rates to live on the grounds of San Quentin prison?!Interesting lifestyle choice.I bet it makes for a fascinating conversation if you ever meet someone in a bar and…
  • Jan 29

    People v. Ramirez (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 28, 2015)

    People v. Ramirez (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 28, 2015)
    There's the old saying that you shouldn't bring a knife to a gunfight.  But what about a fistfight?  It's obvious you should bring your fists.  But what about a gun?  Just in case?What about if it's definitely going to be…
Rank this Week: 164

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 30

    Senator Grassley Targets a Missouri Nonprofit Hospital for its Billing and Collection Practice

    Senator Grassley Targets a Missouri Nonprofit Hospital for its Billing and Collection Practice
    As reported in the Daily Tax Report and as released in a statement from his office, Senator Grassley is requesting that a Missouri non-profit hospital, Mosaic Life in Care in St. Joseph, Missouri, explain its large number of lawsuits…
  • Jan 30

    2014 Charitable Donations to Colleges = Record Year

    2014 Charitable Donations to Colleges = Record Year
    The Wall Street Journal reported that Harvard, Stanford Lead Record Year for College Gifts; $37.5 Billion Is 10.8% Jump; Top 10 Schools Bring in 18% of Donations: Colleges and universities received a record $37.5 billion in donations last…
  • Jan 30

    Pennsylvania Constitutional Amendment Over "Purely Public Charity" Causing Controversy

    Pennsylvania Constitutional Amendment Over "Purely Public Charity" Causing Controversy
    According to The Times Herald in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania voters could may be voting on a state constitutional amendment to resolve a long-running dispute about who decides which charities should be exempt from taxes, a determination that has…
Rank this Week: 1102

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/
  • Jan 30

    Reminder: LEA CFP

    Reminder: LEA CFP
    Remember, February 1 is the deadline for submitting a proposal to the Law and Entrepreneurship Association. Details follow: March 21,...
  • Jan 30

    The Causation Link Between Securitization and Fraud, Used Car Edition

    The Causation Link Between Securitization and Fraud, Used Car Edition
    When I practiced in the mid-1990s, I occasionally worked on projects we called "asset securitizations." We didn't talk about it...
  • Jan 30

    The "Successful" Shake Shack IPO

    The "Successful" Shake Shack IPO
    I've never been to a Shake Shack. I believe this fast casual restaurant operates in other parts of the U.S....
Rank this Week: 149

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 30

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    The Atlantic, Robin Hood in Reverse: State and Local Taxes in the United States Take the Most From Those Who Have the Least, Undermining Efforts to Redress Inequality Blog of the Legal Times, Jack Abramoff Can’t Stop Feds From Seizing Tax…
  • Jan 30

    Corporate Profits Soar, Average Incomes Plummet

    Corporate Profits Soar, Average Incomes Plummet
    Al Jazeera, Economy Grows, Incomes Shrink: Americans Continue to Lose Money While Corporate Profits Soar, by David Cay Johnston (Syracuse): The first data on 2013 incomes show continuing bad news for Americans, my analysis of a new Internal…
  • Jan 30

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Above the Law, Law School Dean Urges Students To Stop Making ‘Wildly Inappropriate’ Sexist Comments About Female Professor Above the Law, Students Allege Women Drugged At Off-Campus Law School Parties American Lawyer, Meet the Law…
Rank this Week: 54

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Jan 30

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    A 47-year-old Louisiana man who served nearly two-thirds of his life in prison for a crime that his lawyers say he did not commit has accepted a plea bargain with the local district attorney's office in order to secure his innocence. In 1985,…
  • Jan 29

    Federal Judge Resigns from the National Commission on Forensic Science in Opposition to Department of Justice

    Federal Judge Resigns from the National Commission on Forensic Science in Opposition to Department of Justice
    In a bold protest of a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Justice's to reject recommendations made by a federally appointed panel of the National Commission on Forensic Science formed to address growing concerns around the quality of…
  • Jan 29

    Brooklyn District Attorney Expands Purview of Wrongful Conviction Investigations Unit

    Brooklyn District Attorney Expands Purview of Wrongful Conviction Investigations Unit
    On Wednesday, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced that his office's Conviction Review Unit, which led to the exonerations of 11 people in 2014, has expanded its investigations beyond murder charges. According to the Brooklyn…
Rank this Week: 601

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    RoundUp, Child Pornography and Kyllo

    RoundUp, Child Pornography and Kyllo
    After Jeffrey Feldman was indicted on federal charges of “receiving and possessing child pornography” he filed motions to “compel discovery regarding the computer program (`RoundUp’) used by law enforcement to…
  • Jan 28

    The "Electronic Data Files," the British Authorities and the 4th Amendment

    The "Electronic Data Files," the British Authorities and the 4th Amendment
    After “Paul Robert Gunter [was] convicted and sentenced on multiple counts related to two international investment fraud schemes”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Odoni, 2015 WL 150740 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit…
  • Jan 26

    Computers, Child Pornography and Forfeiture

    Computers, Child Pornography and Forfeiture
    Federal authorities indicted Justin Paul Gladding on two countsrelated to his possession of child pornography: Count 1: Receipt or Distribution of a Visual Depiction of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct in violation of 18 U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1733

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Dastar-barred claim survives both as false advertising and false designation

    Dastar-barred claim survives both as false advertising and false designation
    Advanced Fluid Systems, Inc. v. Huber, 28 F. Supp. 3d 306 (M.D. Pa. 2014) AFS sued Huber for violations of the Lanham Act, the CFAA, the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and various common law claims.  AFS designs and…
  • Jan 30

    DC rejects POM's FTC challenge

    DC rejects POM's FTC challenge
    Via the Consumer Law & Policy Blog.  I must digest both lunch and this ruling, but I will definitely have more to say soon.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 30

    false advertising claim based on "innovative/unique" survive

    false advertising claim based on "innovative/unique" survive
    Ferris Mfg. Corp. v. Carr, No. 14 C 04663, 2015 WL 279355 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 21, 2015) Ferris sued Roy Carr and Curaline. Ferris makes various wound care products, allegedly award-winning and covered by several patents.  Carr was…
Rank this Week: 124

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 30

    LBJ and the Supreme Court

    LBJ and the Supreme Court
    This is a couple days old, but I will second Gerard Magliocca's recommendation of KC Johnson's post on LBJ's conversations about the nomination of Abe Fortas as Chief Justice; the post includes audio links to excerpts of the Johnson White…
  • Jan 30

    In Defense of Students, OR: Student “Quality,” Student Engagement, Incentives, and the Fundamental Attribution Error

    In Defense of Students, OR: Student “Quality,” Student Engagement, Incentives, and the Fundamental Attribution Error
    This is probably my last non-game theory post, and I haven’t picked any really good fights all month! That clearly won’t do. Jon Hanson, my beloved former torts professor at HLS, has this big project that he calls “situationism,”…
  • Jan 29

    Open Thread: How do we Stop the Madness?

    Open Thread: How do we Stop the Madness?
    By "the madness," I mean this. Opaque "submission seasons" and letterhead biases and footnote fetishes and massively multiple submissions (I kinda want to start an MMORPG called "World of Lawcraft," all about…
Rank this Week: 38

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 30

    Scott Austin memorial service

    Scott Austin memorial service
    Lynn Manning, the sister of Professor Austin, who passed away in December, asked me to share the information that a memorial service will take place on Friday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center Ballroom of Texas...
  • Jan 30

    Philosophy of physics wiki

    Philosophy of physics wiki
    Here. One peculiarity is that retired faculty are listed, as are faculty who have announced their departure to other schools (but are still listed with the school they are leaving). In terms of the actual quality and reputation of these...
  • Jan 30

    Is there a post-Eastern market now?

    Is there a post-Eastern market now?
    Spiros wants to know.
Rank this Week: 213

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
  • Jan 30

    International Dispute Resolution Symposium at Washington University

    International Dispute Resolution Symposium at Washington University
    The Washington University School of Law Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute and Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program (that’s a mouthful) is sponsoring a symposium on international dispute resolution on Friday, Feb. 6, from…
  • Jan 29

    Appreciating Good Ripple

    Appreciating Good Ripple
    I just posted an item about a conference organized by my former student, Brian Jarrett, who teaches at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. I am very proud of Brian and other former students, and this conference prompted me to reflect on…
  • Jan 29

    Global Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution

    Global Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution
    Brian Jarrett (Alaska-Fairbanks Program on Dispute Resolution, Peace-Building, and Restorative Practices) is organizing the Fifth Annual Global Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution, which will take place on Wednesday, April 15, from 3 pm to…
Rank this Week: 1417

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    New Issue: ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal

    New Issue: ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal
    The latest issue of the ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal (Vol. 30, no. 1, Winter 2015) is out. Contents include:LecturesDoak Bishop, Investor–State Dispute Settlement Under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment…
  • Jan 30

    New Issue: International & Comparative Law Quarterly

    New Issue: International & Comparative Law Quarterly
    The latest issue of the International & Comparative Law Quarterly (Vol. 64, no. 1, January 2015) is out. Contents include:ArticlesHélène Lambert, Comparative Perspectives on Arbitrary Deprivation of Nationality and Refugee…
  • Jan 30

    Waschefort: International Law and Child Soldier

    Waschefort: International Law and Child Soldier
    Gus Waschefort (Univ. of South Africa - Law) has published International Law and Child Soldiers (Hart Publishing 2015). Here's the abstract:This book commences with an analysis of the current state of child soldiering internationally.…
Rank this Week: 48

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Jan 30

    Coleman on "Civil-izing Federalism"

    Coleman on "Civil-izing Federalism"
    Brooke Coleman, Seattle University School of Law, has posted on SSRN her article, "Civil-izing Federalism," published in Tulane Law Review. Abstract: When Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito joined the United States Supreme…
  • Jan 29

    Some Recent Papers on Discovery

    Some Recent Papers on Discovery
    As the Supreme Court ponders the proposed FRCP discovery amendments (if approved and not vetoed by Congress, they’ll be coming soon to a federal court near you this December), a few recent postings to SSRN are worthy of note… Steve...
  • Jan 26

    Leong on Rush on Federalism and Judicial Diversity

    Leong on Rush on Federalism and Judicial Diversity
    Now available on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Nancy Leong entitled The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity. Nancy reviews a recent article by Sharon Rush, Federalism, Diversity, Equality, and Article III Judges:…
Rank this Week: 989

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 30

    Partners merger challenge

    Partners merger challenge
    In local Massachusetts news, a state Superior Court judge refused to approve a consent agreement permitting PartnersHealthcare to close its merger with three smaller hospitals. The transactions had been opposed by the MA Attorney General on…
  • Jan 28

    Spin, spin, spin

    Spin, spin, spin
    Yesterday, Yahoo announced a plan to spin off its Alibaba stock in a "tax efficient" spin. Rather than distribute its Alibaba stock directly to shareholders, Yahoo will distribute the stock to a SpinCo. Presumably the only asset of…
  • Jan 13

    The Great Litigation Game

    The Great Litigation Game
    Cain and Solomon have published their paper, A Great Game: The Dynamics of State Competition and Litigation. They find evidence of competition, perhaps inadvertant, for corporate litigation: We theorize a multi-dimensional picture of…
Rank this Week: 75

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jan 30

    When Algorithmic Surveillance Becomes Structural Surveillance

    When Algorithmic Surveillance Becomes Structural Surveillance
    A recent Wall Street Journal article revealed an ongoing DEA program designed to use automated license plate readers to build a real-time database of vehicle movement throughout the United States. This database would also store this data,…
  • Jan 29

    36 Leading Scholars to Federal Officials: Only the FCC Can Protect the Open Internet

    36 Leading Scholars to Federal Officials: Only the FCC Can Protect the Open Internet
    Today, 36 leading scholars published a letter stating that the only way to protect network neutrality is for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt Open Internet rules under Title II of the Communications Act. The letter…
  • Jan 28

    Seven Reasons the New GOP Bill Will Not Give Us Net Neutrality

    Seven Reasons the New GOP Bill Will Not Give Us Net Neutrality
    This blog post was co-authored by Barbara van Schewick and Morgan Weiland. After a year of debates on network neutrality, the GOP has finally joined the party. Through a draft bill released this month and congressional hearings last week,…
Rank this Week: 681

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/
  • Jan 30

    More on Roe and Backlash: Mary Ziegler’s After Roe

    More on Roe and Backlash: Mary Ziegler’s After Roe
    In a comment to one of my prior posts, Barry pointed out that backlash may not be the right way to see the immediate period after Roe v. Wade, since there is some evidence that the Religious Right did not...
  • Jan 29

    Blocher and Gulati on Market for Sovereign Control

    Blocher and Gulati on Market for Sovereign Control
    Joseph Blocher and Mitu Gulati have just posted a paper on "The Market for Sovereign Control." Cribbing now from their abstract: Across the world, many regions are located in the wrong nations—wrong in the sense that the people of…
  • Jan 29

    Hiring Announcement: Duke (International Human Rights Clinic)

    Hiring Announcement: Duke (International Human Rights Clinic)
    Our friends in Durham pass along an announcement that Duke seeks to fill a Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney position in its International Human Rights Clinic beginning in the Summer of 2015. For additional information, click here.
Rank this Week: 179

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 209

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jan 30

    A Constitutional Right to Strike Comes to Canada!

    A Constitutional Right to Strike Comes to Canada!
    January 30, 2015 A famous labour law professor told me once that sometimes you write decisions or public commission reports with an eye to the future.  Sometimes you lay the ground work for future generations.  Today, the Supreme…
  • Jan 29

    A Good Day to Revisit the Most Famous Dissent in Labour Law History

    A Good Day to Revisit the Most Famous Dissent in Labour Law History
    January 29, 2015 The Most Famous Dissent in Canadian Labour Law History Revisited On the eve of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Saskatchewan v. Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, it is helpful to look back at the most famous…
  • Jan 29

    Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!

    Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!
    January 29, 2015 Today, this little Law of Work Blog intended for students of labour and employment law raced past the 1,000,000 views threshold!  Not bad, for a blog that has never once posted a photo of a naked celebrity. Thanks for…
Rank this Week: 4360

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 30

    Former Student Cited For Using OSU Library As Setting For Porn Video

    Former Student Cited For Using OSU Library As Setting For Porn Video
    From CNN: Oregon State University reports that Oregon State Police cited a former OSU student for public indecency for filming herself engaging in an indecent act while in the OSU Library last fall. It seems the video was later uploaded...
  • Jan 29

    A Canadian IP/Tech Blog

    A Canadian IP/Tech Blog
    Martin Brandsma and David Tait of McCarthy Tetrault keep up snIP/ITs, a lively and informative intellectual property and tech blog, here. Follow them via RSS feed, email, or Twitter. Recommended.
  • Jan 29

    Police Arrest Man Who Forced His Way Into Dutch TV Station

    Police Arrest Man Who Forced His Way Into Dutch TV Station
    Police have arrested a man wielding a pistol who forced his way into the NOS (Nederlandse Omroep Stichting) television station in Hilversum, the Netherlands, around 7 p.m. local time. He apparently wanted air time; it is not clear what, if...
Rank this Week: 285

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    A Graduate Student Workshop on The History and Politics of Public Finance

    A Graduate Student Workshop on The History and Politics of Public Finance
    [We have the following announcement for the “7th Annual Graduate Student Workshop on The History and Politics of Public Finance.”]In recent years, scholars from a variety of disciplines have embarked on an innovative wave of…
  • Jan 29

    New Release: Romano, "Racial Reckoning Prosecuting America's Civil Rights Murders"

    New Release: Romano, "Racial Reckoning Prosecuting America's Civil Rights Murders"
    New from Harvard University Press: Racial Reckoning: Prosecuting America's Civil Rights Murders (Oct. 2014), by Renee C. Romano (Oberlin College). The Press explains:Few whites who violently resisted the civil rights struggle were charged…
  • Jan 29

    Knudson and Wilder on a Mid-Century Ad Law Landmark

    Knudson and Wilder on a Mid-Century Ad Law Landmark
    Sanne H. Knudsen, University of Washington School of Law, and Amy J. Wildermuth, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, have posted Unearthing Seminole Rock.  Here is the abstract:     In 1945, the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 145

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 30

    Government’s Cloud Computing Strategy Focused on Keeping Data in Canada

    Government’s Cloud Computing Strategy Focused on Keeping Data in Canada
    Over the past few months, the Treasury Board of Canada has quietly been developing a government-wide policy on the use of cloud computing services. The initiative started with an industry engagement event in November that highlighted many of…
  • Jan 29

    “No Fast Lanes and Slow Lanes”: CRTC Rules Bell’s Mobile TV Service Violates Telecommunications Act

    “No Fast Lanes and Slow Lanes”: CRTC Rules Bell’s Mobile TV Service Violates Telecommunications Act
    The CRTC has issued a major new decision with implications for net neutrality, ruling that Bell and Videotron violated the Telecommunications Act by granting their own wireless television services an undue preference by exempting them from…
  • Jan 27

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?
    While some of these claims stem from the ongoing fear of marketplace disruption from Netflix, the tax fairness argument is a good one. In fact, many other countries or tax jurisdictions have either instituted sales taxes on foreign digital…
Rank this Week: 696

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 30

    At the Movies: Please Don't Bury Me Alive! (1976)

    At the Movies: Please Don't Bury Me Alive! (1976)
    In this article, Juan Castillo writes about the "rediscovery" of the ":first Chicano movie." "Please Don't Bury Me Alive!" The UCLA/Chicano Studies Research Center has described the gritty film as follows:…
  • Jan 30

    How immigrant “Main Street” businesses help local economies grow

    How immigrant “Main Street” businesses help local economies grow
    A new report from Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) explores ways in which immigrant small businesses contribute to local economies. In addition to quantifying the role of immigrants as…
  • Jan 30

    Chinese Immigrants in the United State

    Chinese Immigrants in the United State
    This Migration Policy Institute paper is chock full of information about Chinese immigrants living in the United States. Chinese migration to the United States is a history of two parts: a first wave from the 1850s to 1880s, halted by...
Rank this Week: 78

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 30

    Map of the Day: What's a $100 Worth Where You Live

    Map of the Day: What's a $100 Worth Where You Live
    Vox summarizes: Common sense says that a dollar goes further in Manhattan, KS, than in Manhattan. This chart from the Tax Foundation attempts to give some rigor to that idea by using Bureau of Economic Analysis data on metro area...
  • Jan 30

    Blumm & Schaffer on The Federal Public Trust Doctrine

    Blumm & Schaffer on The Federal Public Trust Doctrine
    Michael Blumm (Lewis & Clark) and Lynn Schaffer (Lewis & Clark) have posted The Federal Public Trust Doctrine: Misinterpreting Justice Kennedy and Illinois Central Railroad on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In Alec L. v. McCarthy, an…
  • Jan 29

    Using Land Use Rules (and Intimidation) to Block an Abortion Clinic

    Using Land Use Rules (and Intimidation) to Block an Abortion Clinic
    Cosmo runs a story about the troubles that Planned Parenthood has encountered while trying to build up a new clinic in New Orleans: Over the past several years, Louisiana passed a series of abortion restrictions. But one change that flew...
Rank this Week: 629

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 30

    More Than A Legal Assistant

    More Than A Legal Assistant
    An attorney who facilitated the unauthorized practice of a disbarred lawyer was suspended for two years by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. The "legal assistant" was disbarred as a result of a…
  • Jan 30

    No Disbarment For Lying To One Client

    No Disbarment For Lying To One Client
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has imposed an indefinite suspension of an attorney for misconduct in representing a client in a medical malpractice claim. The attorney blew the statute of limitations, failed to advise and made…
  • Jan 30

    Out Of Whack

    Out Of Whack
    A suspension without possibility of reinstatement for 30 days was imposed by the Iowa Supreme Court for an attorney's trust accounting deficiencies. The problems came to light during an audit but were not cured. Then, there were bounced…
Rank this Week: 349

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Jan 30

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Darren S. Tucker, Gregory F. Wells, Emerging Competition Issues Involving Follow-On Biologics, 29 Antitrust Mag. 100 (2014). Paul F. Rothstein, Ambiguous-Purpose Statements of Children and Other Victims of Abuse under the Confrontation…
  • Jan 28

    Health Care Policy by Common Sense?

    Health Care Policy by Common Sense?
    In announcing the federal government’s approval of Indiana’s Medicaid expansion, Governor Mike Pence invoked common sense in defending his insistence that beneficiaries shoulder a share of their health care premiums. But relying on common…
  • Jan 23

    Raising the King v. Burwell Stake

    Raising the King v. Burwell Stake
    Cross-Posted from Bill of Health Today, the Washington Post ran an interview with Laurence Tribe about the King v. Burwell subsidy litigation (recall that oral arguments are scheduled for March 4). Tribe speculated that Chief Justice Roberts…
Rank this Week: 968

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jan 30

    Aggressive litigation prompts federal prosecutor in Chicago to drop stash house sting

    Aggressive litigation prompts federal prosecutor in Chicago to drop stash house sting
    As reported in this lengthy front-page Chicago Tribune article, aggressive litigation by the federal defense bar concerning aggressive federal drug-war tactics have now resulted in federal prosecutors backing off the most aggressive federal…
  • Jan 30

    Notable new commentary on Yates v. US and overcriminalization

    Notable new commentary on Yates v. US and overcriminalization
    Via email I learned about these two notable new commentaries discussing issues surrounding the federal criminal case Yates v. United States soon to be resolved by the Supreme Court: SOX on Fish: A New Harm of Overcriminalization by Todd…
  • Jan 29

    George Toca now a free man ... and SCOTUS now lacks a live Miller retroactivity case

    George Toca now a free man ... and SCOTUS now lacks a live Miller retroactivity case
    This local article from Louisiana, headlined "George Toca, La. inmate at center of debate on juvenile life sentences, to go free," reports on a remarkable turn of events in a case that was supposed to serve as the means for...
Rank this Week: 281

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 30

    More Inexplicable Teacher- and Union-Bashing From Nominal Liberal

    More Inexplicable Teacher- and Union-Bashing From Nominal Liberal
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananLast Thursday, my Dorf on Law post discussed the emergence of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as a loud voice blaming teachers for the problems in the schools.  Cuomo's actions and words have made it…
  • Jan 29

    Corruption, Legislator Pay, and Public Finance

    Corruption, Legislator Pay, and Public Finance
    by Michael DorfLast Wednesday, on the fifth anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, about half a dozen protesters briefly disrupted the Supreme Court's proceedings. The next day, Sheldon Silver, the long-time Speaker of the New York State…
  • Jan 28

    A False History: The Rewriting of the Affordable Care Act by the Challengers in King v. Burwell

    A False History: The Rewriting of the Affordable Care Act by the Challengers in King v. Burwell
    by Eric SegallOn March 4, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, yet another challenge to the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). This time around, the plaintiffs are claiming that the IRS acted illegally by providing…
Rank this Week: 533

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jan 30

    Med Mal Suit Over Joan Rivers' Death

    Med Mal Suit Over Joan Rivers' Death
    Melissa Rivers, daughter of comedian Joan Rivers, has instituted a lawsuit claiming medical malpractice against the clinic where Joan Rivers was undergoing surgery at the time of her death, and the doctor who performed it. There are…
  • Jan 29

    Dorfman on the Philosophical Foundation of Tort Law

    Dorfman on the Philosophical Foundation of Tort Law
    Avi Dorfman (Tel Aviv) has posted to SSRN New Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law?. The abstract provides: In this critical piece I take stock of current understandings of five basic distinctions in the theoretical study of tort law: First,…
  • Jan 28

    NE: "Total Idiot" Not Defamatory

    NE: "Total Idiot" Not Defamatory
    The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a libel lawsuit based on an e-mail in which a home inspector was called a "total idiot." Olson/Overlawyered
Rank this Week: 943

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jan 30

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap
    Fresh from a party, a teen posts a photo on Facebook of a friend drinking a beer. A college student repurposes an article from Wikipedia for a paper. A group of players in a multiplayer online game routinely cheat new players by selling them…
  • Jan 30

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap [AUDIO]

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap [AUDIO]
    Fresh from a party, a teen posts a photo on Facebook of a friend drinking a beer. A college student repurposes an article from Wikipedia for a paper. A group of players in a multiplayer online game routinely cheat new players by selling them…
  • Jan 15

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Invert

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Invert
    The world is witnessing a massive expansion of Chinese telecommunications reach and influence, powered entirely by users choosing to participate in it. In Usage of the mobile messaging app WeChat (微信 Weixin), for example, has…
Rank this Week: 341