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43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Reading list: women in technology

    Reading list: women in technology
    Sacha Judd on where to point the "pipeline": fandom--includes discussion of the Organization for Transformative Works' AO3.  Also worth reading is the linked talk from the founder of Pinboard, who writes hilariously and respectfully…
  • Feb 24

    Bridging the Gap Between the Federal Courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    Bridging the Gap Between the Federal Courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law Symposium Sorry, guys, I did not follow the patent panels.Panel III: Trademarks Rebecca Tushnet, Fixing Incontestability: The Next FrontierIncontestability is a nearly unique feature of…
  • Feb 24

    Blast from the past: pleading falsity based on scientific claim

    Blast from the past: pleading falsity based on scientific claim
    Biolase, Inc. v. Fotona Proizvodnja Optoelektronskih Naprav D. D., No. CV 14-0248, 2014 WL 12579802 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 4, 2014) A rare case applying the Second Circuit's ONY case and perhaps suggesting why that case wasn’t a…
Rank this Week: 197

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/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 490

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
  • Feb 28

    Mediation and the Supreme Court

    Mediation and the Supreme Court
    Delighted to post this commentary from FOI Nancy Welsh: I wonder whether anyone noticed the mention of mediation last week during oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case of Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark.  The question in…
  • Feb 28

    Fordham’s Jaqueline Nolan-Haley will present OSU Moritz College of Law’s 2017 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution

    Fordham’s Jaqueline Nolan-Haley will present OSU Moritz College of Law’s 2017 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution
    Fordham Law School Professor and Fordham ADR & Conflict Resolution Program Director Jacqueline Nolan-Haley will deliver the 2017 Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution at noon on March 9, 2017, at The Ohio State University Moritz College…
  • Feb 21

    The Fundamental Attribution Error, as explained by Twitter

    The Fundamental Attribution Error, as explained by Twitter
    @sageboggs: Crazy how people more successful than me are lucky and people less successful than me haven’t worked as hard Somehow, I’m guessing that @sageboggs is not Lee Ross’s Twitter handle, but who knows? MM
Rank this Week: 1692

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: 5111

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 63

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

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

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Feb 28

    Don’t think about (contagious) elephants: Whose job is it to combat and contain tuberculosis?

    Don’t think about (contagious) elephants: Whose job is it to combat and contain tuberculosis?
    This piece originally appeared on Salon As animal lovers mourn the death of iconic Oregon Zoo elephant Packy, who was euthanized because he carried drug-resistant tuberculosis, while also fighting against the Department of…
  • Feb 24

    Animal Law Fellowship!

    Animal Law Fellowship!
    David Cassuto From the email…  Do yourself a favor: apply for this.     Farmed Animal Law & Policy Fellowship 2017-2018     Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program is inviting…
  • Feb 19

    Why I Sued the USDA

    Why I Sued the USDA
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in The Hill.   As a longtime animal law practitioner, I’ve represented various parties in lawsuits against…
Rank this Week: 529

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 1

    Competition and bank stability

    Competition and bank stability
    Martin Goetz addresses Competition and bank stability. ABSTRACT: Does an increase in competition increase or decrease bank stability? I exploit how the state-specific process of interstate banking deregulation lowered barriers to entry into…
  • Mar 1

    On the Use of Price-Cost Tests in Loyalty Discounts and Exclusive Dealing Arrangements: Which Implications from Economic Theory?

    On the Use of Price-Cost Tests in Loyalty Discounts and Exclusive Dealing Arrangements: Which Implications from Economic Theory?
    Chiara Fumagalli and Massimo Motta have written On the Use of Price-Cost Tests in Loyalty Discounts and Exclusive Dealing Arrangements: Which Implications from Economic Theory? ABSTRACT: Recent cases in the US (Meritor, Eisai) and in the EU…
  • Mar 1

    Platforms and Network Effect

    Platforms and Network Effect
    Paul Belleflamme, CORE and Louvain School of Management, UCL (Universite Catholique de Louvain); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) and Martin Peitz, University of Mannheim - Department of Economics have a handbook chapter…
Rank this Week: 37

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Feb 9

    GOP Senators fight facts: won't hear Coretta Scott King's views of Attorney General nominee Session

    GOP Senators fight facts: won't hear Coretta Scott King's views of Attorney General nominee Session
    GOP obstructionism is back again in full form. This time, instead of voting over and over again to eliminate affordable health care (Obamacare) for the 20 million Americans now covered by the health reform act or declaring that they will...
  • Feb 8

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Education--and your tax dollar

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Education--and your tax dollar
    Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education in a Senate vote that had every Democratic Senator voting against her, along with two brave Republican Senators (Lisa Murkowski, Alaska; and Susan Collins, Maine). Thanks to those no-voters…
  • Jan 30

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Voice of America

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Voice of America
    Did you know that the Republicans inserted a change to the administration of the Voice of America (VOA) network in the December military authorization 'must pass' bill? The VOA has always been administered by a bipartisan broadcasting board…
Rank this Week: 5098

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Feb 6

    In Memoriam: Michael Levine

    In Memoriam: Michael Levine
    Everyone at the International Aviation Law Institute was saddened to hear of Michael Levine's passing this weekend. He was one of the airline industry's most influential figures, exemplified by a long and distinguished career at the Civil…
  • Dec 7

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger
    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a proposed settlement that would resolve its antitrust claims against Alaska Air Group's proposed acquisition of Virgin America, on the condition that Alaska limit its existing codeshare agreement with…
  • Dec 5

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has finally granted Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI) its requested foreign air carrier permit to begin operating flights to the United States. The announcement brings to a close a three-year saga…
Rank this Week: 879

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    The Tragedy of the Medicaid Expansion: A Story of Race and Federalism (Part I)

    The Tragedy of the Medicaid Expansion: A Story of Race and Federalism (Part I)
    It is well known that in NFIB v. Sibelius, the Supreme Court made the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion optional for state governments.  The Court’s de facto rewriting of the law created the current patchwork of states…
  • Feb 28

    Originalism as Old and New, Part III: Solving the Puzzle? (With thanks to Richard Re)

    Originalism as Old and New, Part III: Solving the Puzzle? (With thanks to Richard Re)
    This post is my third (and, I predict, my last) arising out of an observation that I made at a recent conference at the Center for the Study of Originalism.  The purpose of this post is to note an important suggestion by Richard…
  • Feb 28

    Robots, Algorithms, and Big Data

    Robots, Algorithms, and Big Data
    Here's a brief (4 minute) interview with me on some of the key policy issues raised by the widespread adoption of robots and algorithms. Among other things, I discuss the concepts of information fiduciaries and algorithmic nuisance. 
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Feb 10

    ABA Commission on Future of the Profession & ABA Vote on Bar Passage Proposal

    ABA Commission on Future of the Profession & ABA Vote on Bar Passage Proposal
    During the midyear meeting of the the American Bar Association  (ABA) held last week in Miami, several issues were considered which relate to legal education.  I will discuss two of those issues here: the creation of the Commission…
  • Jan 30

    AALS Statement on Executive Order Restricting Entry to U.S.A.

    AALS Statement on Executive Order Restricting Entry to U.S.A.
    Statement by the AALS Executive Committee on the Executive Order Restricting U.S. Entry for Certain Foreign Nationals Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2017) – The following is a statement by the members of the Association of American…
  • Jan 26

    What is a “Fact”? A “Story”?

    What is a “Fact”? A “Story”?
    In Washington D.C., on the GWU campus, there is a statue of a hippopotamus. A nearby sign explains that the statue was placed there because hippos once could be found in the Potomac. George and Martha Washington liked watching them from their…
Rank this Week: 508

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: 3949

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: 192

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: 4474

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: 4995

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/
  • Feb 28

    A Few Irritating Thing

    A Few Irritating Thing
    I don't know if it's the time of year or if I am just a little off, but I am generally grumpy today. So, I am going to vent a bit. First, a regular irritation that is no shock to...
  • Feb 27

    Social Enterprise Law Conference and Handbook

    Social Enterprise Law Conference and Handbook
    Later this week, I will head to Indiana to present at and attend a social enterprise law conference at The Law School at the University of Notre Dame. The conference includes presentations by participating authors in the forthcoming Cambridge…
  • Feb 26

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Feb. 26, 2017)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Feb. 26, 2017)
    "May...adamant...government should be more active in vetting proposed foreign acquisitions of UK companies" https://t.co/E0lqU7bWax #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) February 20, 2017 "Stocks and bonds are at war over…
Rank this Week: 1490

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: 3326

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: 2080

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/
  • Feb 28

    People v. Acuna (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 28, 2017)

    People v. Acuna (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 28, 2017)
    The justices on the Court of Appeal want you to make their jobs easier, not harder.  So try to do so.  If only because, if you fail, you risk having them say something like this about you:"Appellants argue evidentiary error,…
  • Feb 28

    U.S. v. Lindsay (9th Cir. - Feb. 27, 2017)

    U.S. v. Lindsay (9th Cir. - Feb. 27, 2017)
    I'm impressed.The panel's original opinion was filed around a year ago.  I thought that some of Judge Gould's opinion was spot on, but had my doubts about other parts.Defendants file a petition for rehearing, and Judge Graber is drawn to…
  • Feb 23

    People v. Nicolas (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2017)

    People v. Nicolas (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2017)
    Don't text and drive.It's good counsel.  For a plethora of reasons.  For one, you don't want to kill (or even harm) anyone as a result of your distracted driving.  Which definitely exists.Here's another reason:  Even if…
Rank this Week: 161

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: 4471

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: 4584

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: 3960

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 515

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/
  • Mar 1

    More Proposed Federalization of Tort Law by House Republican

    More Proposed Federalization of Tort Law by House Republican
    In addition to the six bills already reported here and here, House Republicans have also introduced H.R. 1118, the so-called “Innocent Sellers Fairness Act,” which would federalize the law of product liability by limiting liability for…
  • Feb 27

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Habeas Review of Unexplained State Court Decision

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Habeas Review of Unexplained State Court Decision
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Wilson v. Sellers, which presents the following question: Did this Court's decision in Harrington v. Richter, 562 U.S. 86 (2011), silently abrogate the presumption set forth in Ylst v.…
  • Feb 27

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Whether FRAP 4(a)(5)(C) is Jurisdictional

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Whether FRAP 4(a)(5)(C) is Jurisdictional
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, which presents the following question: Whether Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(5)(C) can deprive a court of appeals of jurisdiction…
Rank this Week: 331

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: 3776

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
  • Feb 28

    FAN 144 (First Amendment News) Cert Petition: Nursing student challenges expulsion for Facebook comment

    FAN 144 (First Amendment News) Cert Petition: Nursing student challenges expulsion for Facebook comment
    Seattle. The case is Keefe v. Adams. It involves Craig Keefe. According to a story by David Hanners in the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Mr. Keefe was a “semester away from finishing his studies to be a registered…
  • Feb 27

    UCLA Law Review Vol. 64, Issue 1

    UCLA Law Review Vol. 64, Issue 1
    Volume 64, Issue 1 (January 2017) Articles Unlawful Assembly as Social Control John Inazu 2 The Free Exercise of Religious Identity Lauren Sudeall Lucas 54 Reassessing the Distinction Between Corporate and Securities Law James J. Park 116…
  • Feb 26

    “The Heart of the Constitution” Available for Pre-Order

    “The Heart of the Constitution” Available for Pre-Order
    You can find the link for Oxford University Press here. It’s coming out in December–just in time for that Christmas gift for the tough-to-please!
Rank this Week: 57

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
  • Feb 20

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti
    Professor Gilles Cuniberti (University of Luxembourg) has authored a casebook entitled “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” which will be released this month by Edward Elgar Publishing. The official abstract kindly…
  • Feb 18

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal
     CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF ACTA JURIDICA The Acta Juridica invites proposals for its special issue: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & The Rule of Law. Contributors will be invited to attend a Colloquium to be held in…
  • Feb 17

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit
    The José María Cervelló Chair of IE Law School and the ONTIER law firm announce the “Eleventh José María Cervelló Busines Law Prize”. The main purpose of the Prize is to promote legal…
Rank this Week: 30

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/
Rank this Week: 240

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Feb 28

    District Judge Finds School District's Exclusionary Bathroom Policy Likely Violates Equal Protection

    District Judge Finds School District's Exclusionary Bathroom Policy Likely Violates Equal Protection
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his well-reasoned and comprehensive 48 page opinion in Evancho v. Pine-Richland School District, Judge Mark Hornak of the Western District of Pennsylvania has…
  • Feb 27

    Court Hears Oral Argument on Sex Offenders' First Amendment Right to Access Social Media

    Court Hears Oral Argument on Sex Offenders' First Amendment Right to Access Social Media
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Court heard oral argument in Packingham v. North Carolina in which the North Carolina Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a state statute, NCGS §…
  • Feb 27

    Daily Read: Law Professors Letters on Nominee Gorsuch

    Daily Read: Law Professors Letters on Nominee Gorsuch
    There are at least two letters circulating amongst law professors regarding Neil Gorsuch's nomination to Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. The opposition letter, available here, stresses Gorsuch's "judicial…
Rank this Week: 102

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/
  • Feb 28

    Choose Life

    Choose Life
    I want to focus on a serious issue that is being ignored in favor of all kinds of fake news and grandstanding. In college, I took a course on demography. That means we were looking at the explosion of population in parts of the world, which…
  • Feb 21

    Investing in the Environment

    Investing in the Environment
    The White House isn’t explaining government’s environmental options. The environment is the crux of emerging industry. It doesn’t just enable us to breathe better and protect our children’s lives. It is a growing…
  • Feb 14

    Labor Economic

    Labor Economic
    The White House isn’t explaining what’s happening to jobs. I once taught labor economics, an issue close to my heart. To some extent, labor is like any other commodity and that’s the problem. Jobs go wherever business can…
Rank this Week: 770

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/
  • Mar 1

    Gastón de los Reyes (George Washington University: Business) - KCON Scholarship Spotlight

    Gastón de los Reyes (George Washington University: Business) - KCON Scholarship Spotlight
    The conference is over but the scholarship lives on. This is one of a series of posts highlighting several KCON XII presenters who graciously provided me with abstracts or summaries of their presentations. Not from guile, but from…
  • Mar 1

    Chris Odinet (Southern University) - KCON Scholarship Spotlight

    Chris Odinet (Southern University) - KCON Scholarship Spotlight
    The conference is over but the scholarship lives on. This is one of a series of posts highlighting several KCON XII presenters who graciously provided me with abstracts or summaries of their presentations. BITCREDIT: MARKETPLACE LENDING AND…
  • Feb 28

    Colin Marks - KCON Scholarship Spotlight

    Colin Marks - KCON Scholarship Spotlight
    The conference is over but the scholarship lives on. This is one of a series of posts highlighting several KCON XII presenters who graciously provided me with abstracts or summaries of their presentations. Online and As Is Colin P. Marks...
Rank this Week: 430

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: 3810

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/
  • Feb 25

    Marblegate and the Use of Exit Consents to Restructure (Venezuelan) Sovereign Debt

    Marblegate and the Use of Exit Consents to Restructure (Venezuelan) Sovereign Debt
    This is a joint post by Mark Weidemaier and Mitu Gulati. About a decade and a half ago, exit consents were a big deal in sovereign debt restructuring. At the time, sovereign bonds governed by New York law required unanimous...
  • Feb 20

    Two Books About Selling Math and Its Consequences for Inequality

    Two Books About Selling Math and Its Consequences for Inequality
    Over at Consumer Law & Policy Blog, Jeff Sovern recently discussed James Kwak's new book, Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality, which mounts a convincing case against the blind application of Economics 101 to important…
  • Feb 18

    Stripping PDVSA's Asset

    Stripping PDVSA's Asset
    This is a joint post by Mark Weidemaier and Mitu Gulati In a previous post, we talked about how ordinary corporate-law principles, and especially the rules concerning piercing the corporate veil, might play an important role in any debt…
Rank this Week: 844

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/
  • Feb 28

    Chapman on Due Process Abroad

    Chapman on Due Process Abroad
    Nathan S. Chapman (University of Georgia School of Law) has posted Due Process Abroad on SSRN.. Here is the abstract: Defining the scope of the Constitution’s application outside U.S. territory is more important than ever. This month the…
  • Feb 28

    Chow on Cultural Barriers to Enforcing FCPA

    Chow on Cultural Barriers to Enforcing FCPA
    Daniel C. K. Chow (Ohio State University College of Law) has posted Cultural Barriers to Effective Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices in China (University of Toledo Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many…
  • Feb 28

    Bates on Stingray

    Bates on Stingray
    Adam Bates (Cato Institute) has posted Stingray: A New Frontier in Police Surveillance (Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 809) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Police agencies around the United States are using a powerful surveillance tool to…
Rank this Week: 79

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    “Knowingly Seeking Out and Viewing Child Pornography” and “Possession”

    “Knowingly Seeking Out and Viewing Child Pornography” and “Possession”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of Colorado: Marsh v. People, 2017 WL 481608 (2017).  The court began the opinion by explaining that ajury convicted petitioner Anthony Edwin Marsh of sexually…
  • Feb 24

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin: State v. Keller,2017 WL 536058 (2016). The court begins by explaining how the case arose and what issues were involved in the appeal:Keller was on probation in July…
  • Feb 22

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin:  State v. Grover, 2017 WL 663207 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatVickie M. Grover was convicted of stalking S.W., a…
Rank this Week: 107

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: 5136

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/
  • Feb 24

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week
    That’s according to the Town Hall Project, which reports There are no events within 75 miles of your zip, the closest one is 118 miles away. That would be Brian Mast (Republican, FL-18). Good on him. Shame on the rest … Continue…
  • Feb 20

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)
    I met someone last week who introduced herself as working in a “think-do tank” which was the first I’d heard of the term.  I bet it catches on. Wait a minute: Google has 7,740,000 results for “think-do…
  • Feb 18

    Song du Jour

    Song du Jour
    Alternative Facts The post Song du Jour appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 18

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1387

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/
  • Feb 1

    This Blog is Under Construction

    This Blog is Under Construction
    I’m excited to say that the third and final part of my book The Law of Work is nearing completion.  That part deals with The Collective Bargaining Regime. The book including the other two regimes–Common Law and Regulatory…
  • Jan 14

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room
    I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and listening to voicemails in the background when I heard something like the following:…
  • Jan 4

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’
    The annual Clawbies Awards recognizing the best law blogs in Canada were released on New Year’s Eve 2016.    A few minutes looking over this year’s recipients will demonstrate the fantastic quality of this medium…
Rank this Week: 1592

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 1

    The Man's Role in Abortion and Paternity

    The Man's Role in Abortion and Paternity
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I discuss a bill under consideration in the Oklahoma legislature requiring, among other things, that the father of a pregnancy give written consent to an abortion before a pregnant woman is able to…
  • Feb 28

    Another Round of Professor-Bashing from the Right

    Another Round of Professor-Bashing from the Right
    -- by Neil H. BuchananDonald Trump's recent attacks on the press -- calling the news media "the enemy of the American people" -- are appalling and Stalinesque, and people are right to criticize him harshly for taking his attacks as far as he…
  • Feb 27

    Europe’s Refugees Aren’t a Threat to America, But the Refugee Panic I

    Europe’s Refugees Aren’t a Threat to America, But the Refugee Panic I
    by Margaret A. Moody[Editor’s Note: The following post is by Margaret A. Moody, who practices immigration and international law. In 2015, she served as a full-time consultant to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Northern…
Rank this Week: 96

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Feb 28

    How States Can Better Promote Fairness for Transgender Athletes by Jonathon Reynold

    How States Can Better Promote Fairness for Transgender Athletes by Jonathon Reynold
    Mack Beggs, 17, won the Texas state girls’ wrestling title on Saturday culminating in an undefeated season for the young man. Unfortunately, this was not the division Beggs wanted to compete in – a sentiment shared by his competitors and…
  • Feb 27

    Basic Due Process As a Limit on School-Based Arrests and Citation

    Basic Due Process As a Limit on School-Based Arrests and Citation
    Meredith Simons' student note in the Duke Law Journal makes an excellent point that, on its face, should have been obvious to scholars and courts for some time: if due process applies when a school suspends or expels a student, it should also…
  • Feb 27

    Still Waiting for a Transgender Superman by Jonathan Glater

    Still Waiting for a Transgender Superman by Jonathan Glater
    Now that the Trump Administration has explicitly disavowed guidance to schools on treatment of transgender students, it is worthwhile to revisit exactly what lawyers for the Justice Department and the Education Department wrote way, way back,…
Rank this Week: 532

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/
  • Feb 28

    Being a Guardian: Stories By Guardians for Guardian

    Being a Guardian: Stories By Guardians for Guardian
    The National Center on Elder Abuse is creating stories from guardians for guardians, with the first released February 20, 2017. Here's some information about the series. The National Center on Elder Abuse asked various types of guardians to…
  • Feb 28

    More on Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch on End-of-Life Issue

    More on Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch on End-of-Life Issue
    Paula Span, the thoughtful columnist on aging issues from the New York Times, offers "Gorsuch Staunchly Opposes "Aid-in-Dying." Does It Matter?" The article suggests that the "real" battle over aid-in-dying will…
  • Feb 27

    Are You Saving for Retirement? The "Right" Way?

    Are You Saving for Retirement? The "Right" Way?
    The Washington Post ran a recent story about saving for retirement. Two-thirds of Americans aren’t using this easy way to save for retirement stress the importance of workers taking advantage of various workplace retirement accounts yet…
Rank this Week: 321

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/
  • Feb 15

    Now, about those other dams...

    Now, about those other dams...
    For several recent days, the eyes of the nation were on the Oroville Dam in Northern California. A rainstorm atop heavy snowpack threatened to overfill Lake Oroville, and the outflows began to erode the dam’s primary spillway. Dam managers…
  • Feb 8

    "2-for-1" Marketing Ploy is Bad Policy

    "2-for-1" Marketing Ploy is Bad Policy
    By: Lesley McAllister I’ve been thinking about the ridiculous Executive Order, signed last week, calling for two regulations to be “identified for elimination” for every new one proposed. Trump's so-called "2-for-1" EO. Amidst…
  • Feb 6

    Lesley McAllister, David Takacs, and some Moments to Celebrate

    Lesley McAllister, David Takacs, and some Moments to Celebrate
    For the most part, the past few weeks have not been uplifting. But I’ve been to a few inspiring events, both involving my fellow professors. The first was a festschrift for Lesley McAllister, a law professor at UC Davis and...
Rank this Week: 1509

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: 2781

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: 3613