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43(B)log

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

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

    More Canadian IP picture

    More Canadian IP picture
    Not legal in the US:Cafe Olimpico, since 1970Fake store with NY Yankees logo variantIraq-a-Fella recordsOK, not gonna lie, I'm interested in the use of the Rubik's cube to indicate the completeness of the game plan advertised, but I was…
  • Aug 30

    both sides do it: court in Trump Univ. case resolves some expert squabble

    both sides do it: court in Trump Univ. case resolves some expert squabble
    Cohen v. Trump, No.: 3:13-cv-2519, 2016 WL 4487172 (S.D. Cal. Aug. 25, 2016)Colorful personalities can produce colorful cases; first, Pom Wonderful, now Trump.  The court certified a class action under RICO for people who bought Trump…
  • Aug 30

    Little Tree, big TM claim

    Little Tree, big TM claim
    Mike Masnick wrote basically the post I'd want to about Car Freshner's latest attempt to suppress anyone from using tree-shaped products that smell like trees--you know, descriptive use.  I too find the functionality claim interesting…
Rank this Week: 928

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Aug 4

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action
    Sometimes you just cannot make these cases up. After a female massage therapist was fired by the male owner for being "too cute, " she sued for sex discrimination. Justice Sholom Hagler, a New York lower court judge who I...
  • Jun 18

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer
    An Expensive Law Degree, No Where To Use It is a must read June 17, 2016 NY Times article. In it, the author describes the difficulty that many law students from non-ivy league schools face. Some graduate with 200k in...
  • Jun 7

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981
    Village of Freeport v. Barrella, ____F.3d____(2d Cir. 2016), is a major case discussing whether Hispanic ancestry is a race under Title VII or 1981. As the court explained: Based on longstanding Supreme Court and Second Circuit precedent, we…
Rank this Week: 1347

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
  • Aug 26

    Symposium Book Club – Summary of Negotiation Framework

    Symposium Book Club – Summary of Negotiation Framework
    This is part of the “virtual book club” discussing readings for the symposium at the University of Missouri on October 7:  Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding. This is the…
  • Aug 26

    Sant’Ambrogio and Zimmerman: Inside the Agency Class Action

    Sant’Ambrogio and Zimmerman: Inside the Agency Class Action
    Michael Sant’Amrogio (Michigan State) and Adam Zimmerman (Loyola LA) recently posted their piece Inside the Agency Class Action, 126 Yale L. J. (forthcoming 2017), which focuses on the aggregate litigation and settlement techniques in…
  • Aug 25

    Symposium Book Club – Conversation with Rishi Batra About “The Half Life of Facts”

    Symposium Book Club – Conversation with Rishi Batra About “The Half Life of Facts”
    This is part of the “virtual book club” discussing readings for the symposium at the University of Missouri on October 7:  Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding. Rishi Batra…
Rank this Week: 1406

Agoraphilia

Agoraphilia

Law and economics, and intellectual property by Tom W. Bell and Glen Whitman

http://agoraphilia.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    Economics of the Undead: Book and Blog

    Economics of the Undead: Book and Blog
    Is anyone still checking this blog in the hope that I might start blogging again? If so, you're in luck! To publicize my new book, Economics of the Undead (co-edited with James Dow and featuring chapters written by 20+ other authors), I…
  • Sep 13

    Breaking Bad and the Healthcare System

    Breaking Bad and the Healthcare System
    There’s a meme floating around that the storyline of Breaking Bad constitutes a scathing indictment of the U.S. healthcare system. The latest entry is this comic strip, which says that if Breaking Bad had been set in the U.K., it would…
  • Aug 5

    Meat-Without-Feet and Animal Utilitarianism

    Meat-Without-Feet and Animal Utilitarianism
    Everyone’s talking about the lab-grown meat burger. I’ve been expecting this for years, and I think it’s extremely cool. I love me some science, and I’d totally give the burger a try. But let’s suppose the…
Rank this Week: 4795

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 46

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

    Registration Now Open for Animal Welfare Act at 50 Conference at Harvard Law School

    Registration Now Open for Animal Welfare Act at 50 Conference at Harvard Law School
    The Animal Law & Policy Program (ALPP) at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce that registration is now open for The Animal Welfare Act at Fifty.  The AWA was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1966. The most…
  • Aug 1

    USDA facilitates animal suffering at Cricket Hollow Zoo

    USDA facilitates animal suffering at Cricket Hollow Zoo
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in the Des Moines Register The U.S. Department of Agriculture has again renewed the license that chronic animal welfare…
  • Jul 6

    Animal Law Clinic at Michigan State

    Animal Law Clinic at Michigan State
    David Cassuto From the email: Animal Welfare Clinic (for release 7 July, 2016)  Michigan State University College of Law invites applications for the Director position in its newly created Animal Welfare Clinic.  MSU’s Animal…
Rank this Week: 4170

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 30

    Retail Alcohol Availability and Product Diversity

    Retail Alcohol Availability and Product Diversity
    Shuay-Tsyr Ho, Cornell, Mingyang Qu, Cornell, Bradley J. Rickard Cornell, Marco Costanigro, Colorado State University, and Edward McLaughlin, Cornell examine Retail Alcohol Availability and Product Diversity. ABSTRACT: The repeal of the…
  • Aug 30

    The economic impact of removing geo-blocking restrictions in the EU Digital Single Market

    The economic impact of removing geo-blocking restrictions in the EU Digital Single Market
    Nestor Duch-Brown (European Commission - JRC - IPTS) ; Bertin Martens (European Commission – JRC - IPTS) analyze The economic impact of removing geo-blocking restrictions in the EU Digital Single Market. ABSTRACT: This study investigates…
  • Aug 30

    Investigating the US Consumer Response to the Chinese Acquisition of a US Firm

    Investigating the US Consumer Response to the Chinese Acquisition of a US Firm
    Yu Yvette ZHANG, Texas A&M University, Shaosheng Jin, Zhejiang University, and Xiaotong Yuan, Texas A&M are Investigating the US Consumer Response to the Chinese Acquisition of a US Firm. ABSTRACT: In 2013, Smithfield Foods Inc., the…
Rank this Week: 83

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Aug 7

    More on Trump's Tax Return

    More on Trump's Tax Return
    Today's New York Times Op-Ed by Mitchel Zuckoff (a journalism prof at Boston University), titled "Why We Ask to See Tax Returns" (Aug. 6, 2016), at A19, goes beyond my list of reasons taxpaying voters may learn items of interest...
  • Aug 5

    Chamber of Commerce Sues Treasury on Inversion Reg

    Chamber of Commerce Sues Treasury on Inversion Reg
    Back in April, the Chamber of commerce suggested that it might sue the Treasury Department for violating the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) over the new inversion regs that were issued in April (T.D. 9761, REG-135734-14). See Fortune…
  • Aug 4

    Taxes, Government, and the Good Life, Part 2

    Taxes, Government, and the Good Life, Part 2
    In yesterday's post, Taxes, Government, and the Good Life, I noted the "long-term position of the GOP" in favor of downsizing government, which can be seen, at least in part, as a way to justify the GOP obsession with cutting...
Rank this Week: 4778

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Aug 29

    ICAO Council Approves Draft Emissions Agreement

    ICAO Council Approves Draft Emissions Agreement
    The ICAO Council has reportedly signed off on a draft of the climate change mitigation plan the organization intends to submit to the upcoming 2016 Assembly. Full details of the plan have not been made public, and are reportedly still...
  • Aug 29

    Part 107, New U.S. Small UAS Rule, Now in Effect

    Part 107, New U.S. Small UAS Rule, Now in Effect
    The FAA's new rule, known as Part 107, permitting small UAS use under specified conditions took effect today. The final rule was announced in June. Testing centers are now open for operators to begin the process of applying for a...
  • Aug 25

    Etihad's Minority Ownership in Air Serbia Found Compliant with Ownership and Control Rule

    Etihad's Minority Ownership in Air Serbia Found Compliant with Ownership and Control Rule
    Air Transport World Online reported earlier this week that the European Commission has completed its investigation into Etihad Airways' 49 percent stake in Air Serbia and determined the relationship is consistent with EU requirements limiting…
Rank this Week: 2248

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Political History is alive and well, and matters more than ever

    Political History is alive and well, and matters more than ever
    Since Mark Graber discussed yesterday’s New York Times op-edabout the alleged death of political history, and explained the he and others in political science are still deeply engaged in it, I thought I’d share how historians…
  • Aug 29

    Rumors of Our Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    Rumors of Our Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
    The New York Times editorial page today announced the death of political history.  This may well be true of history departments, but the more accurate statement is that political history has migrated from history to political science. As…
  • Aug 28

    More on the University of Chicago letter on “trigger warnings” [II]

    More on the University of Chicago letter on “trigger warnings” [II]
    I once sat in on a class in which the instructor was trying to get students to see one aspect of the difference between tort and criminal liability – that tort liability requires realized harm whereas criminal liability can be imposed…
Rank this Week: 351

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

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

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 25

    Fall and Spring Reading Group Suggestion

    Fall and Spring Reading Group Suggestion
      As we ready ourselves to begin a new academic year, I wanted to offer some suggestions for inspiring reading.  Perhaps you will even consider, as I am, starting a faculty reading group to grapple with related issues.  …
  • Aug 14

    Experiential Learning Resource

    Experiential Learning Resource
    Looking to add experiential learning to your law school course but not sure where to start or what to add? There’s a list for that! As we start another school year, let me take this chance to mention the list of experiential…
  • Aug 8

    Learning and Teaching – the Progression

    Learning and Teaching – the Progression
    I have become interested in progression and ordering lately.  Not so much with chickens and eggs, but more with respect to progressions used in the classroom.  Traditionally, I would start a class with a case and deploy it to open…
Rank this Week: 3027

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise
    TweetPeter W. Martin, a professor at Cornell Law School, has just posted Possible Futures for the Legal Treatise in an Environment of Wikis, Blogs, and Myriad Online Primary Law Sources to SSRN. (Great subject!) Here’s the abstract:…
  • May 31

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging
    TweetJennifer Murphy Romig of Emory University School of Law has posted to SSRN her paper, Legal Blogging and the Rhetorical Genre of Public Legal Writing. The paper is forthcoming in Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. Here is the…
  • Dec 31

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker
    TweetA new report from the Pew Research Internet Project focuses on technology and workers. The first-listed key finding of the report is this: “Email and the internet are deemed the most important communications and information tools…
Rank this Week: 2771

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 461

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy…

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy Blog

Covers jurisprudence, legal realism, and legal theory. By Professor Brian R. Leiter and Prof. Daniel Filler

http://leiterlegalphilosophy.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Apr 14

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence
    Via Solum, I learn that my (part-time) colleague Les Green's (long-gestating) paper on "Law and the Causes of Judicial Decision" is finally on SSRN (it will appear in final form in Green's forthcoming collection of papers from OUP).  I have…
  • Mar 28

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity
    My tentative Spring Quarter Syllabus (Download Jurisprudence II Syllabus 2009), for those who might be interested.
  • Mar 12

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?
    A new poll, which might provide some useful information for younger scholars figuring out where to submit their work.
Rank this Week: 4190

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

Law, social media, and social networking technologies, with excursions into politics, travel, food and drink. By Professor James G. Milles.

http://jimmilles.com
  • Aug 4

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline
    This afternoon I appeared to speak at a hearing in Buffalo held by the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline to conduct a…
  • Feb 17

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today
    Here are some brief comments I made today at a UB seminar on Teaching and Learning in the Classroom of the Future: I’m not at all confident about predicting the future. It’s hard enough just seeing clearly what’s going…
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
Rank this Week: 3845

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/
  • Aug 30

    Criminal LLC Law: Shares in a What?

    Criminal LLC Law: Shares in a What?
    So, I am very anti-fraud, and I think cheaters should not prosper. But I also think courts should know what they are talking about, especially in criminal cases. The following is from a new Second Circuit case: Although we review...
  • Aug 29

    First time this has happened in 16+ years of law teaching . . . .

    First time this has happened in 16+ years of law teaching . . . .
    Imagine this: Professor walks into Business Associations class Monday morning at 8:00 am having prepared to cover 14 pages of reading when she assigned only three (intending, when creating the syllabus, as she later recalled, to use the time…
  • Aug 28

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 28, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 28, 2016)
    lowest-paid workers: "pay is rising..driven by..competition..minimum-wage increases & initiatives by cos" https://t.co/nlLWHiZWQb #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 23, 2016 "At th[is] time ..., there are no…
Rank this Week: 172

ByteLawyer Briefings

ByteLawyer Briefings

Covers current law and technology developments affecting business and society. By Nanyang Business School Professor Harry SK Tan.

http://bytelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader
    In what appears to be a straightforward case of licensors of Animeware - ODEX - for illegal downloading of pirated copies by thousands, Odex filed suits against all the local commercial ISPs to obtain the identities of those who downloaded…
  • Aug 19

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?
    Day 1 of State of Play Conference. Interestingly the latest case reported of the synthetic worlds is the case of EROS LLC suing Volkov Catteneo” who broke the sex program’s copy protection and sold unauthorized copies. So naturally…
  • Aug 19

    State of Play Conference BEGINS

    State of Play Conference BEGINS
    Finally the long awaited conference has begun. Last night at the opening dinner for participants, meeting all the thought leaders, academics and businesses involved in the building and use of synthetic environments is exciting. There was a…
Rank this Week: 2310

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

Covers the First Amendment, democracy and design in the digital age. By New York Law School Professor Beth Simone Noveck and members of the First Amendment in the Digital Age Course at Stanford University.

http://cairns.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love
    A few days ago I gave a presentation on “Solving Public Problems with Crowdsourcing” for 80 assembled governors of the Russian Federation outside of Moscow at an event on Contemporary Management Technologies. The presentation was…
  • Jun 5

    Wiki Style Government

    Wiki Style Government
    The Public Administration Select Committee of the UK Parliament issued a Report on Public Engagement in Policymaking calling for “wiki style” approaches to policymaking and creating greater engagement in the workings of…
  • Jun 3

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 438

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/
  • Aug 30

    J.F. v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 30, 2016)

    J.F. v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 30, 2016)
    I really liked how Justice Ikola began this opinion.  It reads:"Mother’s petition for writ of mandate arises from an order terminating reunification services and setting a Welfare & Institutions Code section 366.26 hearing (.26…
  • Aug 30

    People v. Spiller (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 29, 2016)

    People v. Spiller (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 29, 2016)
    Thomas Spiller wins this appeal.  The California Court of Appeal understandably concludes that his subsequent conviction for attempted murder does not automatically disqualify him for relief under Prop. 36.But Mr. Spiller shouldn't…
  • Aug 29

    Akina v. State of Hawaii (9th Cir. - Aug. 29, 2016)

    Akina v. State of Hawaii (9th Cir. - Aug. 29, 2016)
    I like a ton of things about Hawaii.  But here's a case that I'm more than glad to get rid of.The Ninth Circuit feels the same way.
Rank this Week: 318

Career & Professional…

Career & Professional Development Blog

By Susan Gainen and Assistant Dean Mina Jones Jefferson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/lawcareer/
  • Jun 7

    Blog Statu

    Blog Statu
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  • Jun 7

    Blog Statu

    Blog Statu
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  • Mar 26

    Alternative Careers - The Rule

    Alternative Careers - The Rule
    Much of this information was taken from Susan Gainen's presentation at the NALP Newcomer's Conference in Denver (Feb. 2009). Thanks, Susan! ALTERNATIVE CAREERS RULES: 1. Know what the employer does and what its problems are. As you approach…
Rank this Week: 4163

Cases and Materials on Business…

Cases and Materials on Business Entities

Covers new developments in business entity law. By Seattle University School of Law Professor Eric A. Chiappinelli.

http://businessentitiesonline.typepad.com/new_developments/
  • Mar 25

    Delaware Supreme Court on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting

    Delaware Supreme Court on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting
    The Delaware Supreme Court, sitting en banc, has held that the Court of Chancery erred when it ruled that liability for breach of the duty of loyalty in a bad faith context could be imposed without a showing of intent.  
  • Sep 15

    South Dakota Supreme Court on LLC dissolution

    South Dakota Supreme Court on LLC dissolution
    The Supreme Court of South Dakota has held that an LLC may be dissolved when two of four members refuse to renegotiate the terms of an agreement between the LLC and those two members.   In Kirksey v. Grohmann, four sisters were left equal…
  • Sep 2

    Delaware Court of Chancery on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting again

    Delaware Court of Chancery on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting again
    The Delaware Court of Chancery has erroneously held that it was correct in its earlier decision to permit a case to survive summary judgment under Stone v. Ritter without facts indicating that the defendants intended to violate a known duty.…
Rank this Week: 466

Charlotte Law in Africa

Charlotte Law in Africa

Charlotte School of Law's activities in Africa

http://charlottelawinafrica.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 5

    Grandpa Chris and his New Friend

    Grandpa Chris and his New Friend
    Cape Town – 10/02/12 Update: Today we nicknamed Chris “Grandpa” and he gladly accepted, he can be so serious sometimes!
  • Oct 5

    Grandpa Chris and his New Friend

    Grandpa Chris and his New Friend
    Cape Town – 10/02/12 Update: Today we nicknamed Chris “Grandpa” and he gladly accepted, he can be so serious sometimes! As it turns out, Cape Town must have some intense sleep effect on women, because Prof. Wofford and…
  • Oct 3

    See Wofford Run

    See Wofford Run
    USA to Cape Town 10/01/12 We boarded the plane at 6:00am, the first 6:00am flight of three that we have this week. After we all acknowledged that no one is normal at 6:00am (Nicole throwing away perfectly good cheese, Chris refusing to eat,…
Rank this Week: 3169

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2396

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/
  • Aug 30

    California Supreme Court Decision on Personal Jurisdiction

    California Supreme Court Decision on Personal Jurisdiction
    Yesterday the California Supreme Court issued a 4-to-3 decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Superior Court, upholding personal jurisdiction in California over pharma company Bristol-Myers Squibb. From the introduction: Bristol Myers…
  • Aug 30

    Dodson on Jurisdiction

    Dodson on Jurisdiction
    Scott Dodson has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, Jurisdiction and Its Effects, which is forthcoming in the Georgetown Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: Jurisdiction is experiencing an identity crisis. The Court has given jurisdiction…
  • Aug 29

    Second Circuit Decision in Nicosia v. Amazon

    Second Circuit Decision in Nicosia v. Amazon
    Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its decision in Nicosia v. Amazon.com, Inc., holding that the plaintiff’s suit against Amazon should not be dismissed for failure to state a claim based on the mandatory...
Rank this Week: 1407

Community Benefits Agreements

Community Benefits Agreements

A blawg about community benefits agreements by Amy Levine staff attorney at the Government Law Center of Albany Law School.

http://communitybenefits.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    National Survey on CBA

    National Survey on CBA
    Dr. Tom Musil at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, is conducting a national survey on CBAs, and readers who have participated in CBAs should take a few minutes to fill it out. There hasn't been very much research on how…
  • Aug 9

    An "Obstructionist Manifesto"

    An "Obstructionist Manifesto"
    I've been very busy of late, and not following the news or posting as often as I would like. I apologize. The short version of the news in Buffalo is that Bass Pro, the long-proposed anchor tenant of the Canal Side project, pulled out, and…
  • Jul 14

    The debate continues on Buffalo's waterfront and possible community benefit

    The debate continues on Buffalo's waterfront and possible community benefit
    Earlier this week, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC, a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation) finalized an agreement with the New York Power Authority to issue $105 million in bonds for Buffalo's…
Rank this Week: 3034

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Aug 29

    11 Reasons Not To Enforce Your Trade Secret

    11 Reasons Not To Enforce Your Trade Secret
    I’m strangely fascinated by the recent “revelation” about Colonel Sanders’ secret recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken. His nephew showed a journalist a handwritten list that was left behind by Sanders’ second wife…
  • Aug 27

    Call for Papers: The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network

    Call for Papers: The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network
    Call for Papers – Friday September 16th Deadline The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network Seeks submissions for the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting Mexico City, Mexico, at the Sheraton Maria Isabel, June 20…
  • Aug 25

    The Mind on Trial

    The Mind on Trial
    Susanna Blumenthal’s impressive Law and the Modern Mind:  Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Culture, offers an important reconceptualization of the legal history of responsibility as it played out in nineteenth…
Rank this Week: 150

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
  • Aug 24

    Choice of Forum Agreements under Brussels Ibis and the Hague Convention

    Choice of Forum Agreements under Brussels Ibis and the Hague Convention
    Our co-editor Matthias Weller has written an article on jurisdiction clauses under the Brussels Ibis Regulation and the Hague Choice of Court Convention (Choice of Forum Agreements under the Brussels I Recast and under the Hague Convention:…
  • Aug 23

    Legal Publisher in Munich seeks assistant for European Commission co-funded unalex project

    Legal Publisher in Munich seeks assistant for European Commission co-funded unalex project
    Project “unalex – multilingual information for the uniform interpretation of the instruments of judicial cooperation in civil matters” English or German native speaker with law degree and knowledge / experience in…
  • Aug 22

    New Edition: Canadian Textbook on Conflict of Law

    New Edition: Canadian Textbook on Conflict of Law
    Irwin Law has published (August 2016) the second edition of Conflict of Laws by Stephen Pitel (Western University) and Nicholas Rafferty (University of Calgary).  This treatise aims to explain and analyze the rules of the…
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • Aug 23

    Wharton Financial Regulation Spring Conference Call For Paper

    Wharton Financial Regulation Spring Conference Call For Paper
    I'm putting together a conference with Peter Conti-Brown on the above subject in the spring of 2017, and we thought...
  • Aug 23

    AALS BA: CFP deadline tomorrow!

    AALS BA: CFP deadline tomorrow!
    Call for Papers – Joint Program with the AALS Section on Business Associations and the AALS Section on Comparative Law...
  • Aug 20

    Alabama Hiring, In, Inter Alia, Business Law

    Alabama Hiring, In, Inter Alia, Business Law
    THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill entry-level/junior-lateral tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Candidates must...
Rank this Week: 348

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 4187

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/
  • Aug 29

    Arbitration clauses in the fine print

    Arbitration clauses in the fine print
    Nan Aron of Alliance for Justice has an excellent critique of those arbitration clauses in the fine print we are constantly being forced to sign and a new rule that will address one of the problems with those…
  • Aug 25

    The US-Mexican border

    The US-Mexican border
    I have just read the clearest, most trenchant and evocative explanation of what is happening on the border between Mexico and the U.S.  And “one of the greatest “secrets” of the 2016 election campaign (though it…
  • Aug 23

    Trump’s Audience

    Trump’s Audience
    Behind Trump’s remarks and his imperviousness to criticism is the audience he’s after. Trump charges that this election is rigged because his audience doesn’t like who can vote. One can respond that elections have been…
Rank this Week: 3028

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    “Trophy hunting” contracts – unenforceable for reasons of public policy

    “Trophy hunting” contracts – unenforceable for reasons of public policy
    Allow me to highlight my most recent article on the questionable ecosystem viability and contractual common law validity of so-called “trophy hunting” contracts. With these contracts, wealthy individuals in or from, often, the Global…
  • Aug 29

    If You Contract for a $2 Million Watch, You Probably Want the Original Dial

    If You Contract for a $2 Million Watch, You Probably Want the Original Dial
    A recent case out of the District of Arizona, Cavan v. Maron, No. CV-15-02586-PHX-PGR (behind paywall), concerns a deal for rare Patek Philippe watches. The plaintiff agreed to purchase two watches for almost $4 million, providing a down…
  • Aug 28

    Amazon’s Arbitration Clauses: A Hyperlink May Suffice

    Amazon’s Arbitration Clauses: A Hyperlink May Suffice
    The Second Circuit just ruled in a case involving Amazon that "reasonable minds could disagree on the reasonableness of the notice" of the arbitration agreement provided by Amazon. In 2013, the plaintiff, Dean Nicosia, bought diet…
Rank this Week: 2236

Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
Rank this Week: 3125

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 25

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring
    The pari passu litigation against Argentina—discussed extensively here on Credit Slips, on FT Alphaville, and elsewhere—caused many people to worry that future government debt restructurings would become more difficult. Some have their…
  • Aug 23

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie
    Bankruptcy filings by major cities have reinvigorated attention to municipal bankruptcy. As chapter 9 and its application have become more like chapter 11, a wide range of creditors are being swept into the process. As written before, city…
  • Aug 22

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video
    I'm trying something new this year. My consumer bankruptcy policy seminar students will read many great articles by many wonderful academics on this blog, as well as others, but this year, their "reading" will also include a great…
Rank this Week: 337

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/
  • Aug 30

    Sanders on Confrontation as a Sentencing Right

    Sanders on Confrontation as a Sentencing Right
    Shaakirrah Sanders (University of Idaho - College of Law) has posted The Value of Confrontation as a Felony Sentencing Right (Widener Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 103, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article advocates recognition of…
  • Aug 30

    "UN rights expert condemns Iran execution of 12 drug offenders"

    "UN rights expert condemns Iran execution of 12 drug offenders"
    From Jurist: Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed[official website] on Monday expressed "outrage" [press release] regarding Iran's execution of 12 people for drug-related charges on Saturday. The…
  • Aug 30

    "If a magistrate issues a warrant for a daytime search, when (if it at all) can it be executed at night?"

    "If a magistrate issues a warrant for a daytime search, when (if it at all) can it be executed at night?"
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit handed down an interesting Fourth Amendment decision Friday in Jones v. Kirchner. The question in the case is whether a...
Rank this Week: 57

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Cyberstalking, Domestic Abuse and the Issue of First Impression

    Cyberstalking, Domestic Abuse and the Issue of First Impression
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Louisiana - Fourth Circuit: Shaw v. Young, 2016 WL 4395045 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[t]his case presents an issue…
  • Aug 26

    Fantasy, Cannibalism and the Police Officer

    Fantasy, Cannibalism and the Police Officer
    Before we go any further, I should warn you of two things: One is that this is, necessarily, an unusually long post for this blog; the other is that the case it examines involves issues that may be offensive to or upsetting for some…
  • Aug 24

    Possession of Child Pornography and the “Unit of Prosecution”

    Possession of Child Pornography and the “Unit of Prosecution”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of Minnesota:  State v. Bakken, 2016 WL 4126390 (Supreme Court of Minnesota 2016).  This court is examining an issue the Court of Appeals of New Mexico addressed last…
Rank this Week: 353

Dean's Blog

Dean's Blog

By Dean Donald Lewis of the Hamline University School of Law.

http://law.hamline.edu/blogs.aspx?blogid=102
Rank this Week: 3911

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 30

    Early Returns from South Florida (Multiple 11pm Updates)

    Early Returns from South Florida (Multiple 11pm Updates)
    Most, but not all, of the returns are in for the Florida primaries and non-partisan elections, and there are some surprises: (UPDATE) Incumbent Debbie Wasserman-Schultz beat Tim Canova by 14%: she got 28,250 votes and Tim Canova got a very…
  • Aug 30

    .sig File Upgrade: Variable Weather Report

    .sig File Upgrade: Variable Weather Report
    (tl/dr: Michael is a geek.) For a very long time I’ve had a comment about the Miami weather in the last line of my email .sig file, something like “It’s hot here” or “It’s cool here” or occasionally…
  • Aug 29

    Terrific Article on the State of US Class Politic

    Terrific Article on the State of US Class Politic
    I Spent 5 Years With Some of Trump’s Biggest Fans. Here’s What They Won’t Tell You. Don’t be put off by the tabloid tone to the headline that Mother Jones slapped on this article, there’s a lot of smarts here.…
Rank this Week: 11

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 1469

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/
  • Aug 9

    Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association

    Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association
    Professor Alan Bogg of Oxford has a new paper exploring freedom of association that draws heavily on recent developments in Canada and that engages with the scholarship of University of Toronto law professor Brian Langille.   Alan has…
  • Jul 28

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator
    July 28 2016 An interesting arbitration award was issued the other day that found that the Toronto Transit Commission violated employees’ collective agreement rights and the Human Rights Code in the manner in which it used a…
  • Jul 27

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released
    July 27 2016 The long-awaited Interim report of the Changing Workplaces Review has finally been released. Here it is. It’s well known in the labour law community that the Liberals have had the report for some time but only now, in…
Rank this Week: 1192

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 30

    Veganism, Year Eight: Ligitation Strategies and Unexpected Outcomes in Animal Rights Activism

    Veganism, Year Eight: Ligitation Strategies and Unexpected Outcomes in Animal Rights Activism
    by Neil H. Buchanan[Note to readers: I published a new Verdict column this past Friday, August 26: Trump Throws Off the Last Pretense That His Campaign Is Not About Bigotry.  Our standard practice on Dorf on Law is to write a companion…
  • Aug 29

    Life, Death, and the Every Day

    Life, Death, and the Every Day
    By Eric SegallI am 58 years old and in the last two years have experienced more death and serious disease among my friends and family than in my previous 56 years combined. My family and I have lost close ones ranging in age from five (a…
  • Aug 27

    Imagining the Unimaginable

    Imagining the Unimaginable
    by William HausdorffThis political season seems to consist of an unending series of unimaginable statements and behaviors—can you top THIS?--on the part of the Donald Trump campaign. The latest are Trump calling into question the…
Rank this Week: 648

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Aug 30

    McAllister on Rethinking School Cell Phone Searche

    McAllister on Rethinking School Cell Phone Searche
    Mark McAllister (Indiana Tech) has posted an article on SSRN exploring regulating student cell phone searches through an administrative warrant process. The abstract is below. Rethinking Student Cell Phone Searches by Mark Chase McAllister…
  • Aug 30

    New Special Education Funding Settlement Highlights Troubling Differences between Federal and State Right

    New Special Education Funding Settlement Highlights Troubling Differences between Federal and State Right
    The U.S. Department of Education and the South Carolina Department of Education have finally reached a settlement in regard to South Carolina’s failure to properly fund special education services. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office…
  • Aug 29

    Student Surveillance, Racial Inequalities, and Implicit Racial Bia

    Student Surveillance, Racial Inequalities, and Implicit Racial Bia
    Jason Nance's forthcoming article, Student Surveillance, Racial Inequalities, and Implicit Racial Bias, Emory Law Journal, is available here on ssrn. His abstract offers this summary: In the wake of high-profile incidents of school violence,…
Rank this Week: 1554

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Aug 30

    One Practitioner's Perspectives on "The Practice of Elder Law"

    One Practitioner's Perspectives on "The Practice of Elder Law"
    Stuart Bear, a practicing attorney and member of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Elder Law Section, has written an interesting first-person account of "The Practice of Elder Law" for a 2016 issue of the Marshall-Hamline Law…
  • Aug 29

    PACE For Profit

    PACE For Profit
    PACE programs can be a great thing for certain Medicare beneficiaries, but the popularity of PACE programs hasn't seemed to grow as much as one might think. The New York Times ran a story on August 20, 2016 about the...
  • Aug 29

    Training Caregivers Gets Good Result

    Training Caregivers Gets Good Result
    Kaiser Health News (KHN) ran a story about the benefits of training caregivers to give care. Teaching In-Home Caregivers Seems To Pay Off explains that "[u]nder a pilot program, nearly 6,000 aides in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and…
Rank this Week: 171

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 2234

Equal Vote

Equal Vote

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By Michael E. Moritz College of Law Professor Dan Tokaji.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 869

Equity is Swell

Equity is Swell

Covers equity and equitable remedies. By Professor Stephen Spitz.

http://equityisswell.com/
  • Feb 19

    A Change By The Writer of this Blog

    A Change By The Writer of this Blog
    For the past number of years, I have been a law school professor. And, since this blog was first started, it has been my pleasure to write about matters dealing with equity, equitable remedies, and various other related topics in…
  • Feb 19

    A Change By The Writer of this Blog

    A Change By The Writer of this Blog
    For the past number of years, I have been a law school professor. And, since this blog was first started, it has been my pleasure to write about matters dealing with equity, equitable remedies, and various other related topics in…
  • Feb 14

    Judge Simmons’ Opinion in Pelham Spring Homeowners’ Association

    Judge Simmons’ Opinion in Pelham Spring Homeowners’ Association
    From time to time, as readers of this blog are well aware, I have the great privilege and honor of being asked by some Judges in South Carolina to look at recent decisions in property and equity that – one way or another – raise…
Rank this Week: 3690