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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

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
  • Mar 22

    ERA Conference on European Insolvency Law

    ERA Conference on European Insolvency Law
    On 8-9 June 2017, the Academy of European Law (ERA) will host a conference on European Insolvency Law under the title: “Insolvency Proceedings within the EU: Latest Developments” at the ERA conference center in Trier (Germany).…
  • Mar 21

    House of Lords EU Committee on Judicial Cooperation post-Brexit

    House of Lords EU Committee on Judicial Cooperation post-Brexit
    On 20 March 2017 the European Union Committee of the House of Lords on Judicial hast published its Report on Judicial cooperation post-Brexit (“Brexit: Justice for families, individuals and Businesses?”). The full Report is…
  • Mar 21

    Conference Report: Scientific Association of International Procedural Law, University of Vienna, 16 to 17 March 2017

    Conference Report: Scientific Association of International Procedural Law, University of Vienna, 16 to 17 March 2017
    On 16 and 17 March 2017 the Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht (Scientific Association of International Procedural Law) held its biennial conference, this time hosted by the Law Faculty of the University of…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Mar 17

    She Does it Again

    She Does it Again
    Someone serious really needs to run against Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle. Prosecutors say no crime was committed in scalding death of Miami inmate: The corrections officers who locked a schizophrenic man in a…
  • Mar 14

    IRL (R-27) Says No

    IRL (R-27) Says No
    Ros-Lehtinen Announces Her Intention To Vote No On AHCA Bill As Written The post IRL (R-27) Says No appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Mar 12

    Must be Reform

    Must be Reform
    A friend writes, Gathered with some friends last night to read the Megillah. This year we replaced the name of the villain Haman with “Donald” as we spun our groggers. Most satisfying. The post Must be Reform appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 12

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 22

    Ring Presents Leak-Driven Law Today At Boston College

    Ring Presents Leak-Driven Law Today At Boston College
    Diane Ring (Boston College) presents Leak-Driven Law, 65 UCLA L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2018) (with Shu-Yi Oei (Tulane; moving to Boston College)) at Boston College today as part of its Tax Policy Workshop Series: Over the past decade, a number…
  • Mar 22

    Shanske Presents Equitable Apportionment And The State Corporate Income Tax Today At Duke

    Shanske Presents Equitable Apportionment And The State Corporate Income Tax Today At Duke
    Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) presents Equitable Apportionment and the State Corporate Income Tax: Past, Present and Possible Future at Duke today as part of its Tax Policy Workshop Series hosted by Lawrence Zelenak: What a tough break for…
  • Mar 22

    Yariv Brauner Named To Hugh Culverhouse Eminent Scholar Chair At Florida

    Yariv Brauner Named To Hugh Culverhouse Eminent Scholar Chair At Florida
    Yariv Brauner has been named to the Hugh Culverhouse Eminent Scholar chair at Florida: Professor Brauner has been a member of the UF Law faculty, teaching in the Graduate Tax Program, since 2006. Prior to joining UF, he taught at the Arizona…
Rank this Week: 26

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Mar 20

    IntLawGrrls 10th Year Anniversary Conference: “We have come a long way baby!”

    IntLawGrrls 10th Year Anniversary Conference: “We have come a long way baby!”
    IntLawGrrls celebrated its 10th year anniversary on the 3rd of March 2017 with a Conference at the University of Georgia. The Conference opened on the 2nd of March with the screening of Sundance-selected documentary 500 Years…
  • Mar 20

    Introducing Işıl Aral

    Introducing Işıl Aral
    It is our great pleasure to welcome Işıl Aral as an IntLawGrrls contributor! Işıl is a PhD candidate at The University of Manchester and works on unconstitutional changes of government and international legal theory.…
  • Mar 18

    IntLawGrrls 10th year anniversary conference: A great example for conference organization

    IntLawGrrls 10th year anniversary conference: A great example for conference organization
    This past week, we, Sabrina Tremblay-Huet and Mélissa Beaulieu Lussier, had the pleasure of attending the IntLawGrrls 10th year anniversary conference. While Mélissa was presenting on the expressive function of international…
Rank this Week: 34

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 22

    Article on New IRS Estate Tax Lien Requirement

    Article on New IRS Estate Tax Lien Requirement
    Shaina S. Kamen & Michael S. Schwartz recently published an Article entitled, New IRS Release of Estate Tax Lien Requirements: The Sale of Homes or Apartments by an Estate Just Became a Little More Complicated, 31 Probate & Property…
  • Mar 22

    Marilyn Monroe's Intimate Pictures Hit the Auction Block

    Marilyn Monroe's Intimate Pictures Hit the Auction Block
    A substantial collection of photos of the late Marilyn Monroe that chart the icon’s transformation are going up for sale. From a shy Norma Jean Baker to her final moments as a screen siren, more than 100 photos capture her...
  • Mar 21

    Article on Nonjudicial Settlement Agreement

    Article on Nonjudicial Settlement Agreement
    Linda Kotis recently published an Article entitled, Nonjudicial Settlement Agreements: Your Irrevocable Trust Is Not Set in Stone, 31 Probate & Property 32 (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: A nonjudicial settlement…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Mar 22

    Lee & Mouritsen on Ordinary Meaning

    Lee & Mouritsen on Ordinary Meaning
    Thomas R. Lee (Utah Supreme Court; Brigham Young University Law School) & Stephen C. Mouritsen (University of Chicago - Law School; Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School) have posted Judging Ordinary Meaning on SSRN. Here…
  • Mar 22

    My Testimony on Originalism for the Gorsuch Hearing

    My Testimony on Originalism for the Gorsuch Hearing
    I will be testifying on originalism tomorrow at the hearing on the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. You can download my testimony from SSRN: Statement of Lawrence B. Solum re...
  • Mar 22

    Lee on the Philosophy of Legal Information

    Lee on the Philosophy of Legal Information
    Kevin P. Lee (Campbell University Law School) has posted A Preface to the Philosophy of Legal Information (Forthcoming (Fall 2017), 20 SMU Sci & Tech. L. Rev.) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay introduces the philosophy of…
Rank this Week: 50

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Mar 6

    Interview: A look at tenant’s right

    Interview: A look at tenant’s right
    Meghan Gordon interviewed by KTVU, March 6, 2017 “Once you withhold rent you are vulnerable to being sued by your landlord for non-payment of rent. … Request the repairs in writing and be really specific in your written request.…
  • Mar 6

    Legal experts: New travel ban has a better chance of surviving court challenges than the old one

    Legal experts: New travel ban has a better chance of surviving court challenges than the old one
    John Yoo quoted by Los Angeles Times, March 6, 2017 I think the new order will withstand judicial scrutiny. Because it grants admission to all existing visa holders and permanent resident aliens, it is difficult to see who has standing to…
  • Mar 6

    3 reasons we should take Trump’s word on wiretapping…for now

    3 reasons we should take Trump’s word on wiretapping…for now
    William Fernholz writes for The Hill, March 6, 2017 President Trump did not provide evidence to support these claims, and he may be making up facts about an application for a wiretap. But let’s take him at his word for three important…
Rank this Week: 54

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
  • Mar 22

    Probable Cause for an Indictment or Charge

    Probable Cause for an Indictment or Charge
    I’m in between rounds of edits on my book, so I’m going through the stack of articles that I wanted to read but hadn’t. One was “Probable Cause Revisited,” a terrific article in Stanford Law Review. The paper…
  • Mar 22

    Alan Morrison Interviews Justice Stephen Breyer

    Alan Morrison Interviews Justice Stephen Breyer
    If you have yet to see it, the current issue of the Journal of Legal Education contains an interview Professor Alan Morrison did with Justice Stephen Breyer. The interview is from the January 7, 2016 annual meeting of the American…
  • Mar 21

    Justice Jackson and Originalism

    Justice Jackson and Originalism
    Supreme Court confirmation hearings are full of rituals, and one of the recent ones is praise for Justice Jackson’s concurring opinion in The Steel Seizure Cases. (Judge Gorsuch called the opinion “brilliant” earlier in…
Rank this Week: 65

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Mar 19

    Why does the UCLA Law Review hate business law? Or private law generally, for that matter?

    Why does the UCLA Law Review hate business law? Or private law generally, for that matter?
    The UCLA Law Review is once again soliciting ideas for its annual symposium issue. Here's the last ten topics: 2007: Constitutional Niches: The Role of Institutional Context in Constitutional Law... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 19

    Review of Stephen Presser's "Law Professors"

    Review of Stephen Presser's "Law Professors"
    Mark Pulliam has a thoughtful review of Stephen presser's interesting new book that uses a series of biographical sketches of law professors (some of whom want on to bigger and better things, such as... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Mar 19

    Another problem with number crunching as a basis for public policy

    Another problem with number crunching as a basis for public policy
    I'm seeing a lot of empirical studies these days that purport to find positive correlations between corporate performance (variously measured) and progressive approved corporate "social... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
Rank this Week: 71

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: 59

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Job Opening: Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney (Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic)

    Job Opening: Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney (Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic)
    Duke Law School seeks to fill a Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney position in its International Human Rights Clinic beginning in the summer of 2017. The advertisement is here.
  • Mar 22

    New Issue: Transnational Legal Theory

    New Issue: Transnational Legal Theory
    The latest issue of Transnational Legal Theory (Vol. 7, no. 4, 2016) is out. Contents include:Thomas Lundmark & Helen Waller, Using statutes and cases in common and civil law Machiko Kanetake, The dual vulnerability of transnational,…
  • Mar 22

    New Issue: International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economic

    New Issue: International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economic
    The latest issue of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (Vol. 17, no. 2, April 2017) is out. Contents include:Chaewoon Oh & Shunji Matsuoka, The genesis and end of institutional fragmentation in global…
Rank this Week: 86

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Mar 22

    Immigration Law & Border Enforcement: A One Week Summer Program for Law Student

    Immigration Law & Border Enforcement: A One Week Summer Program for Law Student
    Hofstra Law is once again offering its Immigration Law and Border Enforcement Program. This one-week 3-credit class for law students runs from Sunday May 21 to Sunday May 28, 2017. It will be held in San Diego, California, and is...
  • Mar 22

    Latinos are reporting fewer sexual assaults amid a climate of fear in immigrant communities, LAPD say

    Latinos are reporting fewer sexual assaults amid a climate of fear in immigrant communities, LAPD say
    The Trump administration has made it a priority to enlist the assistance of state and local law enforcement in federal immigration enforcement. Concerns have been expressed that immigrant communities would be less likely to report crimes if…
  • Mar 22

    Conference to Mark Centennial of Bisbee Deportation

    Conference to Mark Centennial of Bisbee Deportation
    Striking miners and others being deported from Bisbee on the morning of July 12, 1917. The men are boarding the cattle cars provided by the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad. The Ninth Circuit Public Information Office has posted a call...
Rank this Week: 84

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 22

    Antitrust Analysis of Hub-and-Spoke Conspiracie

    Antitrust Analysis of Hub-and-Spoke Conspiracie
    Ben Klein, UCLA offers an Antitrust Analysis of Hub-and-Spoke Conspiracies. ABSTRACT: This paper clarifies the relation between per se hub-and-spoke and vertical rule of reason antitrust analysis, the tension between which is illustrated with…
  • Mar 22

    Do vertical relations matter to fund flows under oligopolistic market structures?

    Do vertical relations matter to fund flows under oligopolistic market structures?
    Kang Baek (Hanbat National University) asks Do vertical relations matter to fund flows under oligopolistic market structures? ABSTRACT: Uninformed investors preferentially select distribution companies to purchase funds that suit their…
  • Mar 22

    Consumer preferences and implicit prices of smartphone characteristic

    Consumer preferences and implicit prices of smartphone characteristic
    José A. Montenegro (Department of Computer Science, University of Málaga) and José L. Torres (Department of Economics, University of Málaga) think about Consumer preferences and implicit prices of smartphone characteristics. ABSTRACT:…
Rank this Week: 83

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 80

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 22

    Judgmental Judge

    Judgmental Judge
    Judges exercise considerable power, and discharge a crucial public function. They identify, interpret and even create the rules that govern us. They decide what happened. And they determine the legal consequences of what happened. But judges…
  • Mar 22

    Did Transport Canada Just Ground the Canadian Hobbyist Drone Market?

    Did Transport Canada Just Ground the Canadian Hobbyist Drone Market?
    Transport Canada just put in force an order regarding the recreational use of model aircraft, enforceable by a $3,000 fine. Details are in the graphic below and on the Transport Canada Web site. Operation of a drone over 35 kg, or for…
  • Mar 22

    What’s Not on CANLII – Playing the Devil’s Advocate

    What’s Not on CANLII – Playing the Devil’s Advocate
    CANLII at 15 CANLII recently passed its fifteenth birthday, with announcements and pronouncements about its many notable achievements. Missing however, from the self congratulatory posts, rationalizations for incomplete case law databases,…
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Mar 22

    Short Question

    Short Question
    Writing at the always interesting PrawfsBlawg, Howard Wasserman links to this Slate article in which Will Oremus explains why reporters should stop asking complex, mulit-part questions at political press conferences. Says Oremus, "this…
  • Mar 22

    Temple Law Announces Dean Finalist

    Temple Law Announces Dean Finalist
    Temple University School of Law has announced three finalists for the position of Dean. They are A. Benjamin Spencer (Virginia), Robert Ahdieh (Emory), and Gregory Mandel (the current Interim Dean.)
  • Mar 21

    Gienapp on Originalism

    Gienapp on Originalism
    Jonathan Gienapp of Stanford's history department has an essay on "Constitutional Originalism and History" up at process, the OAH's blog. I think you'll enjoy this.
Rank this Week: 94

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 22

    IHL Does Not Authorise Detention in NIAC: A Response to Murray

    IHL Does Not Authorise Detention in NIAC: A Response to Murray
    by Kevin Jon Heller Over the past couple of years, a number of scholars -- including me -- have debated whether IHL implicitly authorises detention in non-international armed conflict (NIAC.) The latest intervention in the debate comes…
  • Mar 20

    So . . . What do you think should be in your international law textbook?

    So . . . What do you think should be in your international law textbook?
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis I’m honored to have been invited by Allen Weiner to join him in the forthcoming 7th edition of the textbook, International Law, which he previously edited with the late Professor Barry Carter.…
  • Mar 19

    The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”

    The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) sent shockwaves through the international community by issuing a report that — for the first time in UN history…
Rank this Week: 78

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 121

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 22

    Judge Gorsuch and the Role of Public Interest Litigation in our Democracy

    Judge Gorsuch and the Role of Public Interest Litigation in our Democracy
    by Alan K. ChenIn 2005, shortly before he was appointed to the federal bench, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wrote a commentary for the National Review criticizing liberals’ reliance on litigation to accomplish social reform. This…
  • Mar 21

    Trump's Inescapable Carnival Act: Live By It, Die By It?

    Trump's Inescapable Carnival Act: Live By It, Die By It?
    by Neil H. BuchananHas Donald Trump figured out how to beat the press?  There is understandable concern that his Twitter addiction has superseded the normal channels of political communication, and that he has in general put himself…
  • Mar 20

    Will Neil Gorsuch Be the Court’s First Originalist?

    Will Neil Gorsuch Be the Court’s First Originalist?
    by David S. Cohen & Eric SegallWhen Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, he praised him as someone who will interpret the Constitution “as written.” Commentators from both sides of the aisle have…
Rank this Week: 108

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Religion Clause To Take A Publication Break

    Religion Clause To Take A Publication Break
    Dear Readers:Religion Clause will be going on a publication break until approximately the end of March.  Check back for my resumption of postings at that time.Howard Friedman
  • Mar 19

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Rafael Domingo, Theology and Jurisprudence. A Good Partnership?, (Journal of Law and Religion, 32, 2017, Forthcoming).Rafael Domingo, The Constitutional Justification of Religion, (March 9, 2017).Christine P. Bartholomew, Exorcising…
  • Mar 18

    Ministerial Exception Does Not Apply To Exercise Science Teacher At Christian University

    Ministerial Exception Does Not Apply To Exercise Science Teacher At Christian University
    In Richardson v. Northwest Christian University, (D OR, March 16, 2017), an unmarried professor of exercise science at a Christian university sued for discrimination after she was fired because she became pregnant out of wedlock and refused…
Rank this Week: 114

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Mar 17

    Zimmerman on Bellwether Settlement

    Zimmerman on Bellwether Settlement
    Adam Zimmerman has posted his new article "Bellwether Settlements" to SSRN. The abstract is below: This Article examines the use of bellwether mediation in mass litigation. Bellwether mediations are different from “bellwether…
  • Mar 3

    Litigation Reform's Legislative Prospect

    Litigation Reform's Legislative Prospect
    Bruce Kaufman, the senior legal editor at Bloomberg BNA, has written a very informative series of articles examining the prospects that the House, Senate, and President will enact wide-ranging tort and civil justice "reform"…
  • Feb 25

    Publicly Funded Objector

    Publicly Funded Objector
    With House Bill 985 (the "Fairness" in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017), the controversy over current class action practice has escalated. I've been an outspoken critic of the cozy relationships that plaintiffs' lawyers and…
Rank this Week: 105

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: 107

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 22

    Robert Brain (Loyola Los Angeles) - KCON Scholarship Spotlight

    Robert Brain (Loyola Los Angeles) - 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. A PROPOSAL TO ELIMINATE UCC §…
  • Mar 19

    The Oxford Comma is (Still) Important

    The Oxford Comma is (Still) Important
    In case you have not yet heard about the recent First Circuit Court of Appeals case discussing the legal importance of a comma, here goes: A Maine statute lists the following activities as not counting for overtime pay: The canning,...
  • Mar 17

    No Lawsuit for Selling Suboptimally Sized Product

    No Lawsuit for Selling Suboptimally Sized Product
    A group of plaintiffs suffering from glaucoma bought eye drops manufactured by six pharmaceutical companies. They claimed that the eye drops were unnecessarily large (no, let’s not go there this time): all drops sold by these manufacturers…
Rank this Week: 144

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 22

    Paralegals May Be Able To Provide Family Law Services in Ontario, Canada

    Paralegals May Be Able To Provide Family Law Services in Ontario, Canada
    From CBC News: A report on reforms to the Ontario family law system recommends allowing paralegals to provide more family law services without supervision from lawyers. The province says that in 2014-15 more than 57 per cent of people in...
  • Mar 21

    Many Forced Marriage Cases in the United Kingdom in 2016

    Many Forced Marriage Cases in the United Kingdom in 2016
    From Family Law Week: The Forced Marriage Unit has published information on the number of cases reported to the Unit via its public helpline and email inbox from 1 January to 31 December 2016. In 2016, the Forced Marriage Unit...
  • Mar 20

    Living With Extended Family

    Living With Extended Family
    From the Chicago Tribune: Jessica Fromm and her mother-in-law used to have a great relationship. It ended as soon as her mother-in-law moved into their small brick house in Chicago four years ago. "Rules don't apply to her," Fromm…
Rank this Week: 147

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 143

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/
  • Mar 22

    Sheley on Sexual Assault

    Sheley on Sexual Assault
    Erin L. Sheley (University of Calgary Faculty of Law) has posted A Broken Windows Theory of Sexual Assault Enforcement (Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The law of sexual assault is in an...
  • Mar 22

    Yeager on Impossible Attempt

    Yeager on Impossible Attempt
    Daniel B. Yeager (California Western School of Law) has posted Stuffed Deer and the Grammar of Mistakes on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Impossible attempts were first officially recognized as non-criminal in 1864, the idea being that a person…
  • Mar 21

    Hock on Extraterritoriality and Transnational Bribery

    Hock on Extraterritoriality and Transnational Bribery
    Branislav Hock (Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)) has posted Transnational Bribery: When is Extraterritoriality Appropriate? (11 Charleston ​​L. ​Rev. ​305 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper explores when…
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • Mar 22

    Judging Judge Gorsuch on the Separation of Power

    Judging Judge Gorsuch on the Separation of Power
    Judge Gorsuch's views on the Chevron doctrine, which directs reviewing courts to defer to agency constructions of ambiguous statutes, have received a lot of attention, and for good reason: They are well-articulated, interesting, and…
  • Mar 21

    Priming Public Opinion on the Federal Court

    Priming Public Opinion on the Federal Court
    I wanted to pull up a chair to the blog posts last month by Richard Primus and Rick Hills about the decreasing public regard for the federal courts reported in a recent poll. I do not question these results, but I want to explain them a…
  • Mar 21

    Journalism, law, and asking question

    Journalism, law, and asking question
    This piece, arguing that reporters undermine their checking function by asking complex, multi-part questions or burying a single question in a long lead-up, is spot-on. And the comparison to what we try to do in law school and law is apt.…
Rank this Week: 155

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/
  • Mar 20

    Legislation & Regulation and the Bar Exam

    Legislation & Regulation and the Bar Exam
    Most readers of this blog will be familiar with the performance test (PT), a portion of the bar exam in 42 states and D.C. (Forty states use the Multistate Performance Test (MPT); examiners in Pennsylvania and California write and administer…
  • Mar 12

    Preaching to the Choir? A Request for Inclusion in the Call for Equity among Law School Faculty

    Preaching to the Choir? A Request for Inclusion in the Call for Equity among Law School Faculty
    On Tuesday I received an event email from a bar association I was once a member of. The event was to serve as a forum for the deans from six local law schools. The next day, on International Women’s Day, I received an email from…
  • Mar 5

    Igniting Faculty and Curriculum Innovation

    Igniting Faculty and Curriculum Innovation
    Our friends over at Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers just posted  links to Ignite videos that were filmed during  their 5th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyer’s Conference last October.   Ignite is a wonderful…
Rank this Week: 173

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: 160

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/
  • Mar 22

    Destroying the Presumption of Regularity

    Destroying the Presumption of Regularity
    In the normal course of events, the announcement by DHS that it would ban large electronic devices from direct flights originating at ten airports in the Middle East would excite a great deal of comment.  Technologists would speculate as…
  • Mar 22

    What The Heck Is Devin Nunes Talking About? A Guide for the Perplexed

    What The Heck Is Devin Nunes Talking About? A Guide for the Perplexed
    Earlier today, Devin Nunes held a headline-making press conference on Capitol Hill in which he made the following statement: [F]irst, I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions, the intelligence community incidentally collected…
  • Mar 22

    How Hard Is It To Work for President Trump?

    How Hard Is It To Work for President Trump?
    The Wall Street Journal has a surprisingly tough editorial urging President Trump to stop the “seemingly endless stream of exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods.”  The thrust…
Rank this Week: 253

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    The Suspicious Package, the Cell Phone and the Text Message

    The Suspicious Package, the Cell Phone and the Text Message
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeal ofIdaho:   State v. Billups, 2017 WL 929956 (2017). The court begins, as courts usually do, by explaining how and why the case came about:A detective responded to a call from a…
  • Mar 20

    The Issue of First Impression, Texting and the Fatal Automobile Accident

    The Issue of First Impression, Texting and the Fatal Automobile Accident
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, Genesee County, New York: Vega v. Crane,2017 WL 887159 (2017).  The case involved a civil suit brought by Carmen Vega who wasseeking to recover for injuries she sustained in a…
  • Mar 15

    Facebook and Attempting To Obtain Property By False Pretense

    Facebook and Attempting To Obtain Property By False Pretense
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of North Carolina: North Carolina v. Arthiando Lurez Phillips, 2017 WL 899991 (2017). The court begins the opinion, as courts usually do, by explaining how and why the prosecution…
Rank this Week: 313

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Mar 22

    Parliament shooting: Man shot at Westminster bridge | Daily Mail Online

    Parliament shooting: Man shot at Westminster bridge | Daily Mail Online
    At least one person is dead after a terror attacker brought carnage to central London today by mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and attacking police with a knife in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. More than 12...
  • Mar 22

    Teacher Can't Stop Smiling After Being Accused Of Having Sexual Relations With Teen | The Huffington Post

    Teacher Can't Stop Smiling After Being Accused Of Having Sexual Relations With Teen | The Huffington Post
    A married high school science teacher is facing felony charges after accused of having sexual relations with a student ― but it appears to be her smiling mug shot that’s creating the most buzz. via www.huffingtonpost.com Maybe…
  • Mar 22

    Leakgate Finds Its Joe McCarthy - WSJ

    Leakgate Finds Its Joe McCarthy - WSJ
    If Donald Trump tweeted his accusations about President Obama wiretapping Trump Tower to get the media off his alleged ties to Russia, then Democrats at Monday’s hearing of the House Intelligence Committee used those same tweets to…
Rank this Week: 268

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 302

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 322

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Mar 22

    IA: Senate Passes Med Mal Reform Bill

    IA: Senate Passes Med Mal Reform Bill
    The Iowa Senate passed a tort reform bill in an attempt to attract more physicians to the state: Senate File 465 includes provisions governing doctor-patient communications after adverse medical incidents; capping limits on non-economic…
  • Mar 21

    Idaho Seeks Entry-Level Torts Professor

    Idaho Seeks Entry-Level Torts Professor
    The University of Idaho College of Law is conducting an off market search for Torts, Advanced Torts, Professional Responsibility, and a fourth course to be negotiated with the Dean. We anticipate this position will be in Boise, as opposed…
  • Mar 20

    AALS Torts Section Mentoring Program

    AALS Torts Section Mentoring Program
    The AALS Torts & Compensation Systems Section announces its new mentoring program. The Torts Section may be able to help if you are a professor who: is starting a career in torts or shifting to torts from another subject area,...
Rank this Week: 304

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Mar 21

    US Chamber of Commerce seeks Senior Manager/Director, China

    US Chamber of Commerce seeks Senior Manager/Director, China
    Here's the job announcement. It seems to be based in Washington, DC. Among the job requirements: "An advanced degree and 5+ years’ experience working with China trade and investment policy issues."
  • Mar 19

    Random comments on China's new civil code

    Random comments on China's new civil code
    On March 15th, the National People’s Con...
  • Mar 13

    China-related positions at ABA ROLI (Rule of Law Initiative)

    China-related positions at ABA ROLI (Rule of Law Initiative)
    I have received the following announcement: The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative currently has three open positions with a China focus: a Program Director, a Program Manager, and a pro bono longterm legal specialist. If…
Rank this Week: 315

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 20

    Fourth Circuit: No First Amendment Protection for Fire Battallion Chief's Disruptive Facebook Post

    Fourth Circuit: No First Amendment Protection for Fire Battallion Chief's Disruptive Facebook Post
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fourth Circuit today dismissed a fire department battalion chief's First Amendment retaliation claim for his Facebook activity in violation of the Department's Social Media and Code of Conduct…
  • Mar 17

    Is Section 1373 Unconstitutional?

    Is Section 1373 Unconstitutional?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School President Trump's EO on sanctuary cities says that "the Attorney General and the Secretary . . . shall ensure that jurisdictions that willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1373…
  • Mar 16

    Maryland Federal District Judge Issues TRO Against Muslim Travel Ban 2.0

    Maryland Federal District Judge Issues TRO Against Muslim Travel Ban 2.0
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) v. Trump, Maryland District Judge Theodore Chuang issued a nationwide TRO against the President's March 6, 2017…
Rank this Week: 288

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Brunson & Herzig: A Diachronic Approach to Bob Jones: Religious Tax Exemptions after Obergefell

    Brunson & Herzig: A Diachronic Approach to Bob Jones: Religious Tax Exemptions after Obergefell
    Samuel D. Brunson (Loyola-Chicago) and David Herzig (Valparaiso) have posted A Diachronic Approach to Bob Jones: Religious Tax Exemptions after Obergefell, Indiana Law Journal (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: In Bob Jones v. U.S., the…
  • Mar 17

    Colinvaux: The Importance of Participatory Charitable Giving Incentive

    Colinvaux: The Importance of Participatory Charitable Giving Incentive
    Roger Colinvaux (Catholic) has posted The Importance of a Participatory Charitable Giving Incentive, 154 Tax Notes No. 5 (2017). Here is the abstract: Leading tax reform proposals contemplate a charitable deduction claimed by just five…
  • Mar 17

    Fleischer: Subsidizing Charity Liberally

    Fleischer: Subsidizing Charity Liberally
    Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego) has posted Subsidizing Charity Liberally. Here is the abstract: Our Constitution enshrines two bedrock principles of Western liberal democracies: limited government and equal opportunity. This Chapter…
Rank this Week: 278

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/
  • Mar 14

    Trump and Job

    Trump and Job
    Last week I commented that scholars of intolerance tell us that feeling threatened often leads to hate. That’s one reason the economic threat to some American workers matters to all of us. Trump is clearly working with the free…
  • Mar 11

    How Can We Protect American Worker

    How Can We Protect American Worker
    Trump’s power, and his policies on jobs, immigrants, religious and ethnic hatreds and the Alt-wrong are all related. Scholars of intolerance tell us that threat breeds hate. I suspect that all we can say about why immigrants and Muslims…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 252

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
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
  • Feb 28

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"
    The choice between rules and standards in lawmaking is a central question. But the line between the two forms is not as clear as most scholars presume. This talk argues that the lack of a coherent unifying principle in the…
  • Feb 3

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"
    Professor Lash graduated from Yale Law School and served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert R. Beezer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Afterward, he joined the University of Illinois from Loyola Law School Los…
Rank this Week: 228

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Feb 27

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: John P. Anderson, When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?, 46 Stetson L. Rev. 147 (2016). Maria Babajanian,…
  • Feb 21

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Sara Almousa, Comment, Friends with Benefits? Clarifying the Role Relationships Play in Satisfying the Personal Benefit Requirement under…
  • Feb 6

    Reminder: National Business Law Scholars Conference Paper Submissions Due February 17

    Reminder: National Business Law Scholars Conference Paper Submissions Due February 17
    National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) Thursday & Friday, June 8-9, 2017 Call for Papers The National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 8-9, 2017, at the University of Utah S.J.…
Rank this Week: 277

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Nov 13

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA
    Matt Bevin will soon become Kentucky's Republican Governor, which has created consternation regarding his plans for discontinuing Kentucky's successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While on the campaign trail,…
  • Oct 30

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care
    The AALS Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care has issued a call for nominations for section officers. The Section would like to encourage anyone who is a faculty member at an AALS member school to apply. The Section is...
  • Aug 15

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
Rank this Week: 320

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Mar 22

    Just a Few Questions, Judge Gorsuch

    Just a Few Questions, Judge Gorsuch
    I apologize if you have already answered these questions. I can’t stand to watch a hearing in which you spend so much time refusing to answer questions. Could you tell me where in the Constitution it provides that it is to be…
  • Mar 22

    The crystallization of legal and Republican contempt for and condescension toward the working-cla

    The crystallization of legal and Republican contempt for and condescension toward the working-cla
    Alphonse Maddin “Watch Al Franken shut down Gorsuch’s cruel decision in the ‘Frozen Trucker’ case” “I had a career in identifying absurdity. And I know it when I see it.” Al Franken’s…
  • Mar 21

    The Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa, 21 March 1960

    The Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa, 21 March 1960
    Painting of the Sharpeville massacre, which took place 21 March 1960, Sharpeville, South Africa, currently located in the South African Consulate in London. Godfrey Rubens (painter and photographer) The shootings at Sharpeville marked a…
Rank this Week: 520