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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 8

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/
  • Dec 5

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’
    I’m one of the more than 500 signatories to this letter in which UM faculty take a stand against hatred, intimidation, and a “post-truth” world. The letter was written by members of the English Department. Media coverage in…
  • Dec 5

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily
    Donald Trump wants to ‘close up’ the Internet: In a speech at the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Monday, Trump referenced the use by ISIS of social media as a recruitment tool. He recommended a discussion…
  • Dec 5

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like
    Miamians Are Going on Twitter to Ask Donald Trump to Deport Their Exes. According to the New Times, “dozens of folks,” many in the Miami area, are tweeting addresses and photos, some cc’ing the police, in the hopes of…
Rank this Week: 13

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
  • Dec 5

    Service by Mail. Certiorari Granted

    Service by Mail. Certiorari Granted
    I’ve come across this piece of news by Stacie I. Strong, and found it worth to be shared. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon to address the question of whether the Hague Service…
  • Dec 2

    Brussels Ibis Regulation – Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme

    Brussels Ibis Regulation – Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme
    Brussels Ibis Regulation – Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme – Short Studies in Private International Law, is the title of a book just released, edited by Vesna Lazic and Steven Stuij. The book focuses…
  • Dec 1

    The UK Government Confirms its Intention to Ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement

    The UK Government Confirms its Intention to Ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement
    The author of this entry is Dr. Arantxa Gandía Sellens, senior research fellow at the MPI Luxembourg. Yesterday the UK government announced that it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. Following…
Rank this Week: 18

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Call for Submissions: The Burden of Intra-EU Mobility on National Welfare Systems: Between Myth and Reality

    Call for Submissions: The Burden of Intra-EU Mobility on National Welfare Systems: Between Myth and Reality
    The journal Politiche sociali/Social Policies has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on "The Burden of Intra-EU Mobility on National Welfare Systems: Between Myth and Reality." The call is here.
  • Dec 5

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law
    The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added two lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. They were given by Daniel Bradlow on “International Law and International Financial…
  • Dec 5

    Call for Papers: IntLawGrrls! 10th Birthday Conference

    Call for Papers: IntLawGrrls! 10th Birthday Conference
    The IntLawGrrls! blog has issued a call for papers for a conference to celebrate its tenth birthday, to take place March 3, 2017, at the Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of Law. Here's the call: Since its…
Rank this Week: 24

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    How Will Trump Affect Charitable Giving

    How Will Trump Affect Charitable Giving
    Due to our nation’s recent political changes, there is uncertainty about where charitable giving is headed. Trump optimists say that if he expands the economy, there will be additional wealth, which will lead to more giving. This along with…
  • Dec 5

    Preparing for Trust Termination

    Preparing for Trust Termination
    In the 1930s when gift and estate tax rates increased, wealthy families began to set up trusts. Now, these trusts are approaching mandatory termination dates, which leaves advisors considering how to help the beneficiaries. First, planners…
  • Dec 5

    Naming a Trust as Your IRA Beneficiary

    Naming a Trust as Your IRA Beneficiary
    Naming a trust as your beneficiary for an IRA is not a good decision for everyone. Noncompliance with required minimum distributions (RMDs) can be costly, and naming a trust can be inflexible for individual beneficiaries, so it is a good...
Rank this Week: 34

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Goodbye to Judge Leonard B. Sand.

    Goodbye to Judge Leonard B. Sand.
    "Leonard B. Sand, Judge in Landmark Yonkers Segregation Case, Dies at 88," is the headline at The New York Times.The charges against Yonkers were brought in a lawsuit that the Justice Department filed in 1980 in Federal District Court in…
  • Dec 5

    Sad!

    Sad!
    If the press would cover me accurately & honorably, I would have far less reason to "tweet." Sadly, I don't know if that will ever happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2016AND: Asked about Trump's tweeting, Dick…
  • Dec 5

    Few benefit from the treatment of being bathed in cream...

    Few benefit from the treatment of being bathed in cream...
    Don't try to friend me on Facebook. I limit my scope over there. I just wanted to show you this:
Rank this Week: 36

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Dec 5

    Anderson on Rorty on the Public and the Private

    Anderson on Rorty on the Public and the Private
    John P. Anderson (Mississippi College School of Law) has posted Paintbrushes and Crowbars: Richard Rorty and the New Public-Private Divide on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In an often-quoted passage, Richard Rorty wrote that “J.S. Mill’s…
  • Dec 5

    Sohoni on Crackdown

    Sohoni on Crackdown
    Mila Sohoni (University of San Diego School of Law) has posted Crackdowns (Virginia Law Review, Vol. 102, 2017 (forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The crackdown is the executive decision to intensify the severity of enforcement of…
  • Dec 5

    Abbott on Liability for AI Tort

    Abbott on Liability for AI Tort
    Ryan Abbott (University of Surrey School of Law; University of California, Los Angeles - David Geffen School of Medicine) has posted Allocating Liability for Computer-Generated Torts on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Artificial intelligence is…
Rank this Week: 39

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Markovits Presents Meritocracy And Its Discontents Today At NYU

    Markovits Presents Meritocracy And Its Discontents Today At NYU
    Daniel Markovits (Yale) presents Meritocracy and Its Discontents at NYU today as part of its High-End Inequality Colloquium Series (more here) hosted by Robert Frank (Cornell) and Dan Shaviro (NYU): Aristocracy and meritocracy are commonly…
  • Dec 5

    Chronicle Of Higher Education Special Report:Faculty Retirement Incentive

    Chronicle Of Higher Education Special Report:Faculty Retirement Incentive
    Chronicle of Higher Education Special Report, Retirement Incentives: How to help faculty members view retirement as an opportunity, not a threat. Greasing the Retirement Wheel at UCLA: Senior scholars, of course, can benefit a college with…
  • Dec 5

    IRS Releases Final Report On Richest 400 American

    IRS Releases Final Report On Richest 400 American
    For the final time, the IRS has released its annual analysis of the richest 400 American taxpayers (The 400 Individual Income Tax Returns Reporting the Largest Adjusted Gross Incomes Each Year, 1992–2014): This release contains four tables…
Rank this Week: 42

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Nov 29

    A new strategy for shareholder activism: engagement

    A new strategy for shareholder activism: engagement
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, Nov. 29, 2016 Now, big fund managers like BlackRock, with $4 trillion under management, argue that shareholders should be more prominent and have an active role in shaping companies…
  • Nov 29

    For execution of Ricky Gray, Virginia plans to use drug involved in 3 botched executions elsewhere

    For execution of Ricky Gray, Virginia plans to use drug involved in 3 botched executions elsewhere
    Megan McCracken quoted by The Virginian-Pilot, Nov. 29, 2016 “It’s not used to maintain anesthesia,” McCracken said. “So with the three botched executions using Midazolam, one of the similarities … is the person…
  • Nov 29

    Trump might be stuck with NAFTA

    Trump might be stuck with NAFTA
    John Yoo co-writes for Los Angeles Times, Nov. 29, 2016 If Trump simply announced that the United States was pulling out of NAFTA, all the U.S. laws that implemented it would remain unchanged. Trump would have effectively freed Mexico…
Rank this Week: 44

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Azerbaijan and Jewish Groups Will Hold (Competing?) Hanukkah Party At Trump's Hotel

    Azerbaijan and Jewish Groups Will Hold (Competing?) Hanukkah Party At Trump's Hotel
    For a number of years, the White House has hosted an annual Hanukkah party.  Yesterday's Jerusalem Post reports that this year there will apparently be competition to President Obama's scheduled Dec. 14 event.  The nation of…
  • Dec 5

    Victory For Sioux: Army Says Dakota Pipeline Must Find Alternative Route

    Victory For Sioux: Army Says Dakota Pipeline Must Find Alternative Route
    In a major victory for cultural and religious rights of the  Sioux Tribe, the U.S. Army announced yesterday that will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North…
  • Dec 5

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Bruce Ledewitz, The Role of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools in the Renewal of American Democracy, (University of Massachusetts Law Review, Forthcoming).Mario Ricca, A Modest Proposal: An Overgrown Constitutional Path to…
Rank this Week: 47

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 49

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
  • Dec 5

    FAN 133.1 (First Amendment News) FIRE to podcast First Amendment Salon

    FAN 133.1 (First Amendment News) FIRE to podcast First Amendment Salon
    The Foundation for Individual Rights (FIRE) will podcast future First Amendment Salons, the next of which is scheduled for December 8th in Washington, D.C. That salon, the eleventh, will feature a discussion between David Cole (the new…
  • Nov 30

    University of Utah Conference on Precision Medicine

    University of Utah Conference on Precision Medicine
    Via Leslie Francis, news of a great conference at the University of Utah on precision medicine on Dec. 1 and 2. It will be livestreamed: The federal Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) announced in 2015 will be the largest study of human…
  • Nov 30

    A Posner Cerebral Sampler for the Holiday

    A Posner Cerebral Sampler for the Holiday
    What the holidays coming up, I thought some might like to have a Posner sampler of cerebral treats to savor at home, or at work, or as source of discussion at one of those otherwise dreadfully boring holiday parties. For example,…
Rank this Week: 65

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
  • Nov 12

    Test

    Test
    xxx
Rank this Week: 70

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Competition and Big Data, 18.00 8 December 2016, King's College

    Competition and Big Data, 18.00 8 December 2016, King's College
    Register Now Public Seminar Centre of European Law The Dickson Poon School of Law Competition and Big Data Commissioner Terrell McSweeny, Federal Trade Commission, Professor D Daniel Sokol, University of Florida and Martin McElwee,…
  • Dec 5

    Less than Zero? The Economic Impact of Zero Rating on Content Competition

    Less than Zero? The Economic Impact of Zero Rating on Content Competition
    Soohyun Cho (Rutgers Business School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ, USA) ; Liangfei Qiu (Warrington College of Business, University of Florida, FL, USA) ; Subhajyoti Bandyopadhyay (Warrington College of Business, University…
  • Dec 5

    Vertical Probabilistic Selling under Competition: the Role of Consumer Anticipated Regret

    Vertical Probabilistic Selling under Competition: the Role of Consumer Anticipated Regret
    Yong Chao (College of Business, University of Louisville); Lin Liu (College of Business Administration, University of Central Florida) and Dongyuan Zhan (School of Management, University College London) analyze Vertical Probabilistic Selling…
Rank this Week: 74

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    A Summary of the White House Report on Legal Frameworks Governing Use of Military Force

    A Summary of the White House Report on Legal Frameworks Governing Use of Military Force
    As Ben noted, earlier today the White House released a report on the legal and policy frameworks guiding the use of military force and related nation security operations. The document, as Ben puts it “the closest thing the…
  • Dec 5

    Did the Arab World Miss Its Chance to Democratize?

    Did the Arab World Miss Its Chance to Democratize?
    The Arab uprising in 2011 prompted months of excitement about the potential for governance reform and even democratization in the Arab world. But as the protests gave way to massacres, civil war, and renewed repression—what Marc Lynch…
  • Dec 5

    The White House Releases a "Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks" on American Uses of Military Force

    The White House Releases a "Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks" on American Uses of Military Force
    Last year, Kenneth Anderson and I published a book entitled, Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration's Addresses on National Security Law, which is a detailed analysis of the Obama Administration's national security law views, as seen…
Rank this Week: 81

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 5

    Updates on Standing Rock/DAPL

    Updates on Standing Rock/DAPL
    Further to post on Standing Rock, two updates: International – Tribal representatives have been invited to speak at a hearing at the IACHR in Washington, DC on Dec. 9, , 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., on the “Human Rights Situation of…
  • Dec 5

    ICRC survey: persons who have experienced war most value laws regulating armed conflict

    ICRC survey: persons who have experienced war most value laws regulating armed conflict
    People who’ve actually experienced war place greater value on regulating warfare than those who haven’t. That appears to be one thought-provoking takeaway from People on War: Perspectives from 16 Countries, a report that the…
  • Dec 5

    A day to remember: Ongwen’s trial starts on 6 December

    A day to remember: Ongwen’s trial starts on 6 December
    Tomorrow, 6 December, the trial against Dominic Ongwen will start before Trial Chamber IX of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Ongwen’s trial follows the ICC’s first conviction for rape this year, and presents a firm…
Rank this Week: 86

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Dec 5

    Photography and Evidence

    Photography and Evidence
    The Public Image is a new book by my Northwestern colleague Robert Hariman (and his coauthor John Louis Lucaites). Of interest to lawyers and law professors is the discussion of the reliability of photography and the problem of fraudulent…
  • Dec 5

    With 13th, Netflix May Be Relaxing Its Streaming Policy a Little, Which is Good for Educator

    With 13th, Netflix May Be Relaxing Its Streaming Policy a Little, Which is Good for Educator
    Hi - I'm excited to be guest blogging this month about a few topics that I find engaging. I hope they are also relevant to many of you. Thank you to the moderators for this opportunity. Like many people, I...
  • Dec 5

    Saint Louis Law Names William Johnson New Dean

    Saint Louis Law Names William Johnson New Dean
    Saint Louis University School of Law has named Professor William Johnson as its new dean. Johnson, who holds his JD from Michigan, joined SLU from the University of North Dakota in 2012.
Rank this Week: 88

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Dec 5

    Green: New Book on Organizational Discrimination

    Green: New Book on Organizational Discrimination
    Congratulations to Tristin Green (San Francisco) on the publication of her new book Discrimination Laundering: The Rise of Organizational Innocence and the Crisis of Equal Opportunity Law by Cambridge University Press. Here's the publisher's…
  • Nov 30

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move
    Jake Rosenfeld (Wash U. - Sociology) has just posted the essay Labor and Politics: Learning the Right Lessons from 2016 over at onlabor. H argues that the Democratic Party's take-away from the 2016 election results -- that they need to...
  • Nov 29

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed
    Friend of the Blog Bill Herbert sends word that registration is now open for the National Center's 44th Annual Conference on March 26-28, 2017 in New York City. The conference keynote speaker is NLRB Chair Mark G. Pearce. The number...
Rank this Week: 91

Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

Teknoids are in legal academia, non-profits, the judiciary, and law firms plus others with interests in this area.

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team
    Recently a few members of R Core have indicated that part of what slows down the development of R as a language is that it has become increasingly difficult over the years to achieve consensus among the core developers of the language.…
  • Nov 29

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan
    Turntable for video, err, Pinterest for video, uhhh, video startup Chill is coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content creators to sell their videos directly to fans. After the success of…
  • Nov 29

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
Rank this Week: 87

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 3

    Carroll @erinccarroll13 on Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithm

    Carroll @erinccarroll13 on Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithm
    Erin C. Carroll, Georgetown University Law Center, has published Making News: Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithms. Here is the abstract. In deciding privacy lawsuits against media defendants, courts have for decades…
  • Dec 2

    Call For Nominations: 2017 Anthony Shadid Award, Center For Journalism Ethic

    Call For Nominations: 2017 Anthony Shadid Award, Center For Journalism Ethic
    Center for Journalism Ethics Announces 2017 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics seeks nominations for the Anthony Shadid Award for…
  • Nov 28

    MGM Goes To Court To Clear Rights For "Buckaroo Bonzai" TV Serie

    MGM Goes To Court To Clear Rights For "Buckaroo Bonzai" TV Serie
    MGM has filed a lawsuit against Earl MacRauch and Walter Richter, the writer and director, respectively, of the 1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, in order to proceed with a television series using the…
Rank this Week: 94

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Dec 2

    Contextualizing the Debate on First Strike

    Contextualizing the Debate on First Strike
    by Charles Kels by Charles Kels [Charles Kels is a major in the U.S. Air Force. His views do not reflect those of the Air Force or Department of Defense.] The fascinating and edifying debate between Adil Haque (see here, here, here, and here)…
  • Nov 30

    The Corrosive Risks of Lawless Leadership

    The Corrosive Risks of Lawless Leadership
    by Geoffrey Corn by Geoffrey Corn [Geoffrey S. Corn is Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law Houston in Houston Texas. Prior to joining the South Texas College of Law Houston faculty in 2005, Professor Corn served in the U.S. Army…
  • Nov 26

    A Brief Rejoinder to Haque on the ICRC’s Interpretation of NIAC

    A Brief Rejoinder to Haque on the ICRC’s Interpretation of NIAC
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller My thanks to Adil Haque for his response to my post. Adil and I rarely disagree in any profound way about IHL, so it’s enjoyable to spar with him about whether a first-strike by government forces…
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Dec 5

    Chavis on Independent Prosecutors for Police

    Chavis on Independent Prosecutors for Police
    Kami Chavis (Wake Forest University Law School) has posted Increasing Police Accountability: Restoring Trust and Legitimacy through the Appointment of Independent Prosecutors (Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 49, 2015) on…
  • Dec 5

    Yockey on Accountability in Corporate Crime

    Yockey on Accountability in Corporate Crime
    Joseph W. Yockey (University of Iowa College of Law) has posted Beyond Yates: From Engagement to Accountability in Corporate Crime (New York University Journal of Law and Business, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In...
  • Dec 5

    Mannheimer on Federalism and the Death Penalty

    Mannheimer on Federalism and the Death Penalty
    Michael Mannheimer (Northern Kentucky University - Salmon P. Chase College of Law) has posted The Coming Federalism Battle in the War Over the Death Penalty (Arkansas Law Review, Vol. 69, 2017 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: From…
Rank this Week: 106

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Dec 5

    Must Read: Tristin Green's new book - Discrimination Laundering

    Must Read: Tristin Green's new book - Discrimination Laundering
    I am excited to report that the much anticipated book of law professor Tristin Green is out. Here is the description from Cambridge Press: While discrimination in the workplace is often perceived to be undertaken at the hands of individual or…
  • Dec 5

    What is a Law School Professor of Practice?

    What is a Law School Professor of Practice?
    Over the past decade or so, more and more law schools have jumped on the"professor of practice" bandwagon. This may have been driven by progeny of the Macrate Report or by the need to develop still another term for the untenured…
  • Dec 5

    "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" does Erie

    "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" does Erie
    One of the characters on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend just started law school (in the middle of the year, but whatever). Last week, she was studying with a classmate and reminds him that "We have to remember that federal courts in diversity…
Rank this Week: 97

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Law & Society Association Prizes: Don't Forget To Apply!

    Law & Society Association Prizes: Don't Forget To Apply!
    From the Law and Society Association we have the following announcement:The Law and Society Association is pleased to open nominations to our annual awards for scholarship in the field of law and society. The awards will be presented at the…
  • Dec 5

    Bronislaw Malinowski’s Concept of Law: A Conference Volume

    Bronislaw Malinowski’s Concept of Law: A Conference Volume
    New from Springer is Bronislaw Malinowski’s Concept of Law, edited by Mateusz Stępięń, Department of Sociology of Law, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.  Professor Stępięń writes that this essay…
  • Dec 4

    Kadens on the Court of Request

    Kadens on the Court of Request
    Emily Kadens, Northwestern University School of Law, has posted The Admiralty Jurisdiction of the Court of Requests, which appears in Texts and Contexts in Legal History: Essays in Honor of Charles Donahue, ed. John Witte, Jr., Sara…
Rank this Week: 112

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 5

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from seventy recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as…
  • Dec 5

    Building and Maintaining a Precedents Collection – Part II: Crucial Element

    Building and Maintaining a Precedents Collection – Part II: Crucial Element
    In my previous column, Building and Maintaining a Precedents Collection – Part 1: Getting Started, I reviewed the benefits and challenges of creating such a collection and noted several threshold issues. In this column, I will address…
  • Dec 4

    Strategies for Racialized Licensee

    Strategies for Racialized Licensee
    It’s with a tad bit of irony that the professions charged with fighting inequities and combating racism, both explicit and institutional, is itself one of the most regressive communities there is when it comes to these same…
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • Dec 5

    U.S. v. Mohamud (9th Cir. - Dec. 5, 2016)

    U.S. v. Mohamud (9th Cir. - Dec. 5, 2016)
    This opinion discusses the making of a terrorist.  By the United States.That said, I think that Judge Owens seems spot on.  The jury rejected his entrapment defense, and that's a very high barrier to reversal.  The opinion…
  • Dec 5

    People v. Williams (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Dec. 5, 2016)

    People v. Williams (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Dec. 5, 2016)
    What a terrible crime.  The murder of an eighth-grade girl.  The discussion about the girl's Cabbage Patch dolls -- and the fact that she was from San Diego -- made the facts particularly heartbreaking to me.The California Supreme…
  • Dec 2

    People v. Mejia (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 22, 2016)

    People v. Mejia (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 22, 2016)
    I thought when I first read this opinion that Mr. Mejia was only sentenced to four years in prison, and freaked out about that fact when I got to the portion of the opinion when Justice McKinster described the facts of his offenses.  (I…
Rank this Week: 128

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Dec 5

    In my day, law school exams were supposed to be stressful!

    In my day, law school exams were supposed to be stressful!
    ATL: Schools don’t want their students to fail, so they’re a little jumpy about their students’ exam stress — especially if those students might drop out and take their precious tuition money with... [[ This is a…
  • Dec 3

    Will the soon to be two-member SEC be able to act?

    Will the soon to be two-member SEC be able to act?
    Broc Romanek reminds us that with the impending resignation of Mary Jo White as SEC Chairman, there is likely to be a period in which the SEC has only two members. (No announcement yet of who Trump... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Dec 3

    Usha Rodrigues on America's Test Kitchen v. Kimball

    Usha Rodrigues on America's Test Kitchen v. Kimball
    Like Usha Rodrigues, I'm a big fan of Cook's Illustrated and the rest of the American test Kitchen family. Christopher Kimball, however, not so much. I always found him a bit too prissy and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 140

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live
    At least the trademark registration does.  Remember the Mardi Gras bead dog case, Nola Spice, in which the PTO accidentally accepted a Section 15 incontestability statement during the pendency of an appeal of an order cancelling the…
  • Dec 2

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley
    Inventor Sued for Infringing His Own Patent. You Won't Believe What Happened NextMark A. Lemley Stanford Law SchoolNovember 30, 2016http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Dec 2

    Update re: DMCA re-registration

    Update re: DMCA re-registration
    I have updated my original post to include the information that the Library of Congress, not the CO, set the password requirements, and to add a rant about how re-registration should not be a…
Rank this Week: 136

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Dec 5

    Daily Read: The Equal Protection Argument for Allocation of Votes in the Electoral College

    Daily Read: The Equal Protection Argument for Allocation of Votes in the Electoral College
    ConLawProf Lawrence Lessig has a terrific post sharing arguments that the present "winner take all" rule (in all but 2 states) for allocating electoral votes violates the Equal Protection Clause. As an orientation for assessing the…
  • Dec 2

    Measuring Scalia-Ness in Trump's List for the Supreme Court

    Measuring Scalia-Ness in Trump's List for the Supreme Court
    Check out this study that measures candidates on President-Elect Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees for how close they are to Justice Scalia. From the abstract: This study proposes three empirical measures of what made Justice…
  • Dec 2

    UPDATED: Does Jill Stein Have Standing to Petition for a Recount in Michigan?

    UPDATED: Does Jill Stein Have Standing to Petition for a Recount in Michigan?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School It depends on what "aggrieved" means, according to the Trump team in its filing yesterday in opposition to Stein's recount petition. Under Michigan law, a candidate can petition for a…
Rank this Week: 169

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Dec 5

    Paradox and flowcharts | OUPblog

    Paradox and flowcharts | OUPblog
    The Liar paradox — a paradox that has been debated for hundreds of years — arises when we consider the following declarative sentence: “This sentence is false.” via blog.oup.com It's exam time again!
  • Dec 5

    BBC - Culture - ‘It was an ancient form of sex tourism���

    BBC - Culture - ‘It was an ancient form of sex tourism���
    ‘No, no!’ you may cry. But yes, the multitudes came not only to worship and pay homage to the Goddess but to enjoy the riotous festivals (banned by the Roman emperor Constantine in 400 AD) in her name – where...
  • Dec 5

    Edinburgh man with bionic penis inundated with date offers - Edinburgh Evening New

    Edinburgh man with bionic penis inundated with date offers - Edinburgh Evening New
    He said: “I get a lot of messages from women online who ask if I will have sex with them. “They’ve heard about my bionic penis and they want to try it out. “They are very intrigued and think I...
Rank this Week: 179

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 183

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/
  • Dec 5

    2d Circuit Holds That Employees Have Right To Union Representative Before Consenting To Drug Test

    2d Circuit Holds That Employees Have Right To Union Representative Before Consenting To Drug Test
    Although unreported, Manhatten Beer v. NLRB, ____F.3d____(2d Cir. Nov. 16, 2016), may turn out to be a significant decision concerning Weingarten rights. With very little analysis, the court stated: Here, the Board reasonably construed the…
  • Nov 22

    Excessive Absenteeism Disqualifies Individual For Unemployment

    Excessive Absenteeism Disqualifies Individual For Unemployment
    Matter of Mead v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Nov. 21, 2016) is an interesting case. The case holds that an individual who is excessively absent can be disqualified for unemployment, reasoning: Excessive absenteeism, which…
  • Nov 22

    Education Secretary Calls on States to Abolish Corporal Punishment in School

    Education Secretary Calls on States to Abolish Corporal Punishment in School
    Corporal punishment, believe it or not, is still legal in 22 states. Corporal punishment involves hitting students for the purpose of punishment. This practice was upheld by the Supreme Court in the early 1980s. Now, Eduation Secretary King…
Rank this Week: 174

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Oct 23

    Paralegal / Legal Secretary Job

    Paralegal / Legal Secretary Job
    Randazza Legal Group needs another paralegal / legal secretary. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic about working for a firm that does First Amendment Law and international intellectual property law. Candidates must be in Las…
  • Oct 23

    Associate Attorney Position

    Associate Attorney Position
    Randazza Legal Group is looking for an associate attorney with 1-5 years of experience, but others will be considered. Should you apply?  Will you do no harm to the First Amendment, nor through inaction allow harm to come to the First…
  • Sep 2

    Now Her Children Gather Round Her

    Now Her Children Gather Round Her
    by Jay Marshall Wolman Georgetown University has decided to violate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.  In a grand gesture that has alternately received praise or been derided as empty, the…
Rank this Week: 177

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Nov 29

    Accomodating Mike Pence and Conversion Therapy (Andrew Vierra)

    Accomodating Mike Pence and Conversion Therapy (Andrew Vierra)
    When someone offers to turn a gay person straight, what they offer is called "conversion therapy." One example of conversion therapy is "Pray the gay away." These four words express both a normative claim about what some people should do...
  • Nov 28

    "Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations"

    "Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations" CHRIS DEUBERT, Harvard University - Football Players Health Study I. GLENN COHEN, Harvard Law School HOLLY…
  • Nov 27

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    The Competing Identities of Neuroethics, Bill of Health, Harvard Law Scientists use AI to 'rewrite' painful memories in people's brains, WIRED External brain stimulation goes deep, Nature News Debating the Replication Crisis - Why Neuroethics…
Rank this Week: 224

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

    The Recent Critics of Identity Politics Are Clueless About Identity Politic

    The Recent Critics of Identity Politics Are Clueless About Identity Politic
    Many political scientists and other experts contend that reliable demographic information regarding the 2016 election does not yet exist. The scarcity of definitive data, however, has not deterred... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 216

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Nov 18

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"
    With commentary by Professor William Hubbard. Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a…
  • Oct 4

    October Term 2016: Highlights & Perspective

    October Term 2016: Highlights & Perspective
    In this First Monday event, Law School faculty discuss their insight and opinions on upcoming United States Supreme Court cases and the issues currently facing the Court. Featuring: Anthony J. Casey, '02, Professor of Law and Mark Claster…
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
Rank this Week: 228

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Nov 12

    Guest Blog Post: Trustee Steve Sherrill, on the All School Meeting Address He Would Have Given

    Guest Blog Post: Trustee Steve Sherrill, on the All School Meeting Address He Would Have Given
    This weekend, we welcomed our trustees and many other alumni and parents to campus for meetings and also the 137th Andover-Exeter sporting contests.  Over the course of the last several days, I have received a lot of feedback about the…
  • Nov 9

    All School Meeting: Post-Election, November 9, 2016

    All School Meeting: Post-Election, November 9, 2016
    Good morning, Andover. We gather here in All-School Meeting after a night that goes down in American history as one of the most unpredictable and anxiety-provoking any of us has ever witnessed. I am well aware that this morning there ……
  • Oct 8

    All-School Meeting Introduction: Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld ’96

    All-School Meeting Introduction: Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld ’96
    [These are my prepared remarks for the introduction to our All School Meeting on the topic of Youth From Every Quarter for Fall, 2016. I did not give these remarks verbatim in the interest of time, but delivered most of … Continue…
Rank this Week: 197

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 234

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 223

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 283

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 270

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/
  • Dec 4

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Dec. 4, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Dec. 4, 2016)
    .@PeterBoettke & @ccoyne1 on "How Don Lavoie Changed the Debate about Socialism and Central Planning" https://t.co/carxShfT2f #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) November 29, 2016 Is it fair to say the same folks who…
  • Dec 3

    An object lesson in the perils of private enforcement

    An object lesson in the perils of private enforcement
    There are always policy questions about the degree to which public regulation should be enforced by government actors, by private actors, or by a combination of both. In securities law, for example, striking the right balance is a perennial…
  • Dec 2

    Faith and Work in Universitie

    Faith and Work in Universitie
    Earlier, I focused on the faith and work movement in churches, and I plan to add to that post over coming weeks. In this post, I will start aggregating information on faith and work in universities. I plan to list...
Rank this Week: 250

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Dec 5

    Call for Presentation and Panel Proposals for Arizona State University's Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educator

    Call for Presentation and Panel Proposals for Arizona State University's Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educator
    Arizona State University has issued a call for presentations and panels for its Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators on May 12, 2017. Carol Rose will be this year's keynote speaker. ASU will pay up to $500…
  • Dec 1

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership
    Yael Lifshitz has posted Rethinking Original Ownership, forthcoming in the University of Toronto Law Journal. This work is related to Yael's doctoral dissertation in New York University's JSD Program. Here is the abstract: At the genesis of…
  • Nov 30

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine
    Bill Fischel at Dartmouth's Department of Economics has posted The Rise of the Homevoters: How the Growth Machine Was Subverted by OPEC and Earth Day on SSRN. Bill prepared the paper as part of a conference at the Kreisman Initiative...
Rank this Week: 349

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: 302