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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: 2

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: 10

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/
  • Oct 24

    Carneiro, Venturi, & Becker on Law's Smell

    Carneiro, Venturi, & Becker on Law's Smell
    Maria Francisca Carneiro (Federal University of Paraná), Eliseu Raphael Venturi (Federal University of Parana (UFPR)), & Laércio A. Becker (Federal University of Parana (UFPR)) have posted What is the Smell of Law? First Assumptions for…
  • Oct 24

    Levinson on Gender Equality & Religious Autonomy

    Levinson on Gender Equality & Religious Autonomy
    Rosalie Berger Levinson (Valparaiso University Law School) has posted Gender Equality vs. Religious Autonomy: Suing Religious Employers for Sexual Harassment after Hosanna-Tabor (Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties,…
  • Oct 24

    Halpin on "Reconstructing American Legal Realism " by Dagan

    Halpin on "Reconstructing American Legal Realism " by Dagan
    Andrew Halpin (National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law) has posted Book Review of Hanoch Dagan's Reconstructing American Legal Realism & Rethinking Private Law Theory ((2014) 11 No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal…
Rank this Week: 11

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Oct 24

    Go On! IACHR to hear testimony on domestic violence in United States Monday, Oct. 27

    Go On! IACHR to hear testimony on domestic violence in United States Monday, Oct. 27
    This coming Monday at 10:15 ET, there will be a hearing on the U.S.’ compliance with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ 2011 decision in Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v. US, concerning the human rights of…
  • Oct 24

    Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Discusses Juvenile Justice Issue

    Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Discusses Juvenile Justice Issue
    This past Tuesday, October 21, Inter-American Commissioner Rosa María Ortiz spoke at the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver as part of a tour through the United States to learn about the U.S. juvenile justice system. As…
  • Oct 22

    Write On! ASIL Francis Lieber Prize

    Write On! ASIL Francis Lieber Prize
    The Francis Lieber Prize is awarded annually by the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict to the authors of publications which the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and…
Rank this Week: 12

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 25

    Wilkins Presents How IRS Lawyers Contribute to Sound Tax Enforcement at Florida

    Wilkins Presents How IRS Lawyers Contribute to Sound Tax Enforcement at Florida
    William Wilkins, Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service and Assistant General Counsel in the Department of the Treasury, presented How IRS Lawyers Contribute to Sound Tax Enforcement at Florida yesterday as part of its Graduate Tax…
  • Oct 25

    NYU Technology Prof Bans Student Use of Technology in His Classroom

    NYU Technology Prof Bans Student Use of Technology in His Classroom
    Clay Shirky (NYU), Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away: I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist for the free culture movement, so I’m a pretty unlikely candidate for internet…
  • Oct 25

    The IRS Scandal, Day 534

    The IRS Scandal, Day 534
    Letter From Dave Camp (Chair, House Ways & Means Committee) to Jacob Lew (Secretary, U.S. Treasury Department) (Oct. 22, 2014): Some of the key questions remaining in the investigation into the IRS' targeting of conservatives groups are:…
Rank this Week: 17

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 24

    Privacy and Intellectual Freedom

    Privacy and Intellectual Freedom
    Neil M. Richards and Joanna F. Cornwell, both of Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law, have published Privacy and Intellectual Freedom in The Handbook of Intellectual Freedom (Mark Alfino, ed., Unwin, 2014). Here is the…
  • Oct 22

    Washington Post's Ben Bradlee Passes From the Scene

    Washington Post's Ben Bradlee Passes From the Scene
    Ben C. Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post, has died at the age of 93. Mr. Bradlee joined the paper in 1965, brought on board by legendary owner Katharine Graham, and oversaw its growth into one of the...
  • Oct 22

    Political Advertising on TV in the UK Legal Regime and the European Convention on Human Right

    Political Advertising on TV in the UK Legal Regime and the European Convention on Human Right
    Ronan Ó Fathaigh, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law, is publishing Political Advertising Bans and Freedom of Expression in volume 27 of the Greek Public Law Journal in volume 27 (2014). Here is the abstract. In Animal…
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 35

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: 32

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Oct 24

    Tomorrow is St Crispin's Day

    Tomorrow is St Crispin's Day
    Yearly, on the vigil: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 24

    Johnson et al offer "Comments on the HHS' Flawed Post-Hobby Lobby Rules"

    Johnson et al offer "Comments on the HHS' Flawed Post-Hobby Lobby Rules"
    Lyman Johnson organized a group of law professors including yours truly to provide comments to HHS on its rulemaking to implement the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. Lyman put together a very... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Oct 24

    McDonnell on "The Liberal Case for Hobby Lobby"

    McDonnell on "The Liberal Case for Hobby Lobby"
    Brett McDonnell has posted The Liberal Case for Hobby Lobby (October 22, 2014), available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2513380: The recent Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 40

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Oct 14

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought
    Barry Krisberg quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), September 15, 2014 “While there may be arguments about the best way to accomplish services for mentally ill inmates, we’re no longer arguing whether we should or…
  • Oct 14

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap
    john a. powell quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, September 10, 2014 Part of the mission of UC Berkeley, as a public institution, is “to help provide solutions for the state and the country,” powell said. “We’re trying…
  • Oct 14

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement
    James Rule writes for The Sacramento Bee, September 10, 2014 A broad coalition of civic-minded parties should call for creation of a national monument to those slain without justification by those entrusted with upholding the law. Both public…
Rank this Week: 47

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 25

    Trust Reformation

    Trust Reformation
    In Private Letter Ruling 201442046 (Oct. 17, 2014), the Internal Revenue Service held that a reformation of a trust to correct scrivener’s errors triggered remainder interests to be completed gifts and consequently, a trust’s assets would…
  • Oct 25

    Community Memorial Service

    Community Memorial Service
    Funerals and memorial services are a popular way in our culture to say good bye to departed loved ones and begin the process of continuing life without them. Some hospitals and hospice facilities also offer community memorial services as…
  • Oct 25

    Article on Why the UPC Should Allow Real Property to Transfer by Small Estate Affidavit

    Article on Why the UPC Should Allow Real Property to Transfer by Small Estate Affidavit
    Faith Elizabeth Alvarez (Valparaiso University Law School) recently published an article entitled, Chained to the Title: Why the UPC Should Allow Real Property to Transfer by Small Estate Affidavit, September 26, 2014. Provided below is the…
Rank this Week: 53

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 51

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
  • Oct 24

    Boston University Law Review’s Book Symposium: On War Powers and the Constitution

    Boston University Law Review’s Book Symposium: On War Powers and the Constitution
    Interesting upcoming event: the Boston University Law Review is hosting a book symposium on Steve Griffin’s Long Wars and the Constitution & Mariah Zeisberg’s War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority. The event is…
  • Oct 23

    Predicting the Supreme Court Using Artificial Intelligence

    Predicting the Supreme Court Using Artificial Intelligence
    Predicting Supreme Court Outcomes Using AI ? Is it possible to predict the outcomes of legal cases – such as Supreme Court decisions – using Artificial Intelligence (AI)?  I recently had the opportunity to…
  • Oct 23

    Mea Culpa

    Mea Culpa
    My ongoing research on the meaning of the Bill of Rights has changed my view of something that I said in my book on William Jennings Bryan.  Admitting error is an important part of blogging and scholarship, so let me explain. One theme…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 58

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    New Issue: Journal européen des droits de l'homme / European Journal of Human Right

    New Issue: Journal européen des droits de l'homme / European Journal of Human Right
    The latest issue of the Journal européen des droits de l'homme / European Journal of Human Rights (2014, no. 4) is out. Contents include:Dossier : Human Rights Integration : theorizing the multilayered nature of human rights law /…
  • Oct 24

    Roele: The Vicious Circles of Habermas’ Cosmopolitic

    Roele: The Vicious Circles of Habermas’ Cosmopolitic
    Isobel Roele (Queen Mary Univ. of London – Law) has published The Vicious Circles of Habermas’ Cosmopolitics (Law & Critique, Vol. 25, no. 3, 199-229, 2014). Here’s the abstract:Habermas’ cosmopolitan project…
  • Oct 24

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International
    The latest issue of the Revue Québécoise de Droit International (Vol. 26, no. 2, 2013) is out. Contents include:ÉtudesVirginie Blanchette-Séguin, Élévation du niveau de la mer et frontières…
Rank this Week: 79

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    6th Circuit Grants En Banc Rehearing To Christian Evangelists Who Preached At Arab Festival

    6th Circuit Grants En Banc Rehearing To Christian Evangelists Who Preached At Arab Festival
    The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has voted to grant an en banc rehearing in Bible Believers v. Wayne County, (reh. granted Oct. 23, 2014). In the case, the 3-judge panel in a 2-1 decision, affirmed the district court's…
  • Oct 24

    Court Rules In Kiryas Joel Voting Inspector Challenge

    Court Rules In Kiryas Joel Voting Inspector Challenge
    Photo News and Failed Messiah report on a New York state trial court decision handed down this week in Convers v. County of Orange, (Dutchess Cty. Sup. Ct., Oct. 21, 2014) (Docket). The case grows out of ongoing friction between the…
  • Oct 24

    Schools' Religious-Themed Snow Plow Decorations Rejected By City

    Schools' Religious-Themed Snow Plow Decorations Rejected By City
    For the last 5 years, the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has sponsored a "Paint the Plows" program.  Each participating public or private school is loaned a city snow plow and students use their artistic abilities to decorate the…
Rank this Week: 73

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship
    The Future of Music Coalition's 14th annual Policy Summit ( http://futureofmusic.org/summit ) is October 27-28 in Washington, DC. It is offering scholarships for students and musicians starting at $25 for both days. From FOMC: Future of…
  • Oct 8

    How to analyze fame on the pleading

    How to analyze fame on the pleading
    Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LCC,  2014 WL 4964376, No. 14–CV–12290 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 3, 2014)Leapers alleged trade dress rights “in the distinctive scalloping design applied to the adjustment knobs and bells of its rifle…
  • Oct 7

    The language of consumer review

    The language of consumer review
    Via Eric Goldman's roundup, the best thing I've seen all day:In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language of trauma:…
Rank this Week: 71

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: 68

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/
  • Oct 25

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide
    Part One on People Part Two on Amendments and Propositions (Sticky until election day).
  • Oct 24

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?
    I think this qualifies: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips (via Slashdot). As Ars Technica explains: Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent…
  • Oct 20

    The New Pictogram

    The New Pictogram
    Google released 750 new icons for phones and tablets that will undoubtedly take over the world. They’re free for anyone to use. (Click above for a larger image of a some of them.) Cory Doctorow thinks this move by Google ……
Rank this Week: 85

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Oct 24

    State Judge Allows Oklahoma's Admitting Privileges Law to Take Effect

    State Judge Allows Oklahoma's Admitting Privileges Law to Take Effect
    RH Reality Check: Oklahoma Court Refuses to Block Admitting Privileges Requirement, by Jessica Mason Pieklo: Oklahoma can enforce its new anti-abortion admitting privileges requirement beginning November 1, a state district court judge ruled…
  • Oct 24

    Elle Publishes "Real Stories from Real Women" About Their Abortion

    Elle Publishes "Real Stories from Real Women" About Their Abortion
    Elle: Ending the Silence That Fuels Abortion Stigma, by Cecile Richards: It’s hard to imagine a medical procedure in this country that carries the stigma and judgment that abortion does. Women’s experiences are often seen through the lens…
  • Oct 24

    California's Expansion of Abortion Provider Pool Helps Reduce Stigma Around Abortion

    California's Expansion of Abortion Provider Pool Helps Reduce Stigma Around Abortion
    The Los Angeles Times: New class of abortion providers helps expand access in California, by Lee Romney: Ever since the Planned Parenthood health center here opened, the six cushioned recliners in the recovery room had been in steady demand…
Rank this Week: 89

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 24

    The Friday Fillip: Strong Verb

    The Friday Fillip: Strong Verb
    Verbs like “heave” or “shove,” “endure” or “conquer”? Nope. More like “be” and “do” and “let.” I chanced on the word “gat” recently. Not the gun…
  • Oct 24

    Do You Want to Know a Secret?

    Do You Want to Know a Secret?
    It was some time ago, while reading a few articles and columns offering opinions and insights into the legal and professional information publishing industry, that I perceived the extent to which the bonds between the employee and company…
  • Oct 23

    UofT Professor Kent Roach on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law

    UofT Professor Kent Roach on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law
    Well-known University of Toronto law professor Kent Roach has reacted to this week’s two terrorist attacks in St-Jean and Ottawa with a post about The Canadian Terrorist Attacks and Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law on the US-based Just…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Oct 23

    The Coming Global Prohibition On Securitization

    The Coming Global Prohibition On Securitization
    Okay, the headline was made to draw in the reader. Non-banks will be allowed to securitize to their heart's content,...
  • Oct 23

    Turkish Banking Law Is All About Image

    Turkish Banking Law Is All About Image
    Turkey's largest Islamic bank believes that it has been targeted for destruction by the Turkish government, and, given the way...
  • Oct 21

    Family Film Blogging: Meet the Mormon

    Family Film Blogging: Meet the Mormon
    We were among the last folks in Provo-Orem to go see Meet the Mormons last night. As it was ending,...
Rank this Week: 82

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 86

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Aug 21

    Innovating Legal Education

    Innovating Legal Education
    A year ago, in late August 2013, I posted a brief bit about my hopes for the coming year from the standpoint of innovation in legal education.  (Here is the link.)  By design, I was somewhat melodramatic and apocalyptic about…
  • Aug 12

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship
    Last week I attended the 14th edition of the “Intellectual Property Scholars Conference,” or IPSC. I came back to Pittsburgh inspired, challenged, and a little … well, down. Did I see into the scholarly soul of the…
  • Jun 29

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View
    All of the interest in the Supreme Court tomorrow is likely to be focused on Hobby Lobby and, to a lesser extent, Harris v. Quinn. But I’ll be watching something that happens before either of those decisions is announced. I’ll…
Rank this Week: 96

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: 107

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 25

    Immigration Article of the Day: Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizens by Craig Estlinbaum

    Immigration Article of the Day: Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizens by Craig Estlinbaum
    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizens by Craig Estlinbaum 130th Judicial District Court; South Texas College of Law September 2, 2014 The Scholar Vol. 16, pp. 607-629 (2014) Abstract: In Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court…
  • Oct 25

    Immigrant of the Day: Gregor Blanco (Venezuela), San Francisco Giant

    Immigrant of the Day: Gregor Blanco (Venezuela), San Francisco Giant
    Born in Venezuela, Gregor Blanco is the center fielder and leadoff hitter for the San Francisco Giants and played in the team's Game 3 of the World Series last night. He also has played with the Atlanta Braves and Kansas...
  • Oct 24

    The Facts on Immigration Today

    The Facts on Immigration Today
    Here is a handy dandy fact sheet on immigration from the Center for American Progess. The facts are broken down into the following sections: • Today’s immigrant population • Demographics and political power of new Americans •…
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • Oct 24

    Jayne Thompson on Radio Time

    Jayne Thompson on Radio Time
    Last spring I blogged about Jayne Thompson's Letters to My Younger Selves. Cribbing a little from my post: I spent a lot of Thanksgiving day reading a powerful and moving collection, Letters to My Younger Self, which was co-edited by...
  • Oct 23

    Are VAPs and Other Job Candidates Writing Too Much?

    Are VAPs and Other Job Candidates Writing Too Much?
    In response to Zach Kramer's post on The Slow Writing Movement over at Prawfs, Glenn Cohen thoughtfully asks in the comments: Is more than one paper in work or published the new "state of the field" for getting attention? *...
  • Oct 23

    September 2014 LSAT Administrations Down 8%

    September 2014 LSAT Administrations Down 8%
    According to the LSAC, 30,943 LSATs were administered in September. This is down 8.1% from last October's administration. This follows a 9% decline in the LSAT administrations in June, 2014 (and there was a 14% decline in first-time takers…
Rank this Week: 133

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 24

    Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?

    Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?
    The Atlantic has a story on one group's attempt to turn privately-owned (but abandoned) houses into shelter for the poor: But one group in Baltimore is pushing to help others do officially what Jeremiah did on the fly: take vacant...
  • Oct 24

    People in the West Should Pay More For Water

    People in the West Should Pay More For Water
    Brad Plumer links to an incredible chart from The Hamilton Project’s “Nine Economic Facts about Water in the United States“: What’s interesting is that many cities in dry areas – Denver, El Paso, Phoenix, Las Vegas – have some…
  • Oct 24

    Houses Continue to Get Bigger

    Houses Continue to Get Bigger
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Oct 25

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Ben outlined all the many, surprising—and mutually contradictory—ways in which President Obama is “right.” Cody noted that ISIS and al Nusra appear to have obtained drone technology and shared some photos taken by the…
  • Oct 24

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    A doctor in New York who recently treated Ebola patients in Guinea has contracted the disease, the New York Times reports. Authorities have placed Craig Spencer into isolation at the city’s Bellevue Hospital, while they conduct…
  • Oct 24

    The Debate About the Extraterritorial Scope of the Torture Convention’s Provisions on Cruelty is (Almost Certainly) Not About USG Interrogation Policy

    The Debate About the Extraterritorial Scope of the Torture Convention’s Provisions on Cruelty is (Almost Certainly) Not About USG Interrogation Policy
    A week ago Charlie Savage reported that the Obama administration “is considering reaffirming the Bush administration’s position that the [Convention Against Torture(CAT)] imposes no legal obligation on the United States to bar…
Rank this Week: 217

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/
  • Oct 25

    The "Oral Argument" Podcast

    The "Oral Argument" Podcast
    I realize that, for some, podcasts are very five years ago. But for those who still partake, one of my favorite legal podcasts is "Oral Argument," produced by (and starring) my friends (and University of Georgia School of Law…
  • Oct 24

    The Eleventh Amendment is a pain

    The Eleventh Amendment is a pain
    This lawsuit, filed today, alleges that the NCAA violates the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying student-athletes (who, it alleges, are akin to work-study students). Named defendants are the NCAA and every Division I school, many of which…
  • Oct 24

    The push for quantity

    The push for quantity
    Zak's post, Howard's post, Bridget Crawford's post, and Orrin's post and the comments to them pose some questions and some answers about the quantity of publications law professors and candidates for teaching positions have. Underlying these…
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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/
  • Oct 23

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part II

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part II
    Is there a valid economic-duress objection to the US Department of Labor’s exercise of “hot goods” authority under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Earlier this year, in Perez v. Pan-American Berry Growers, LLC, a federal district…
  • Oct 23

    University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Search

    University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Search
    I am so lucky to serve on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. If you know any terrific dean candidates who would like to lead a law school with a collegial, engaged faculty, please pass along...
  • Oct 23

    Labor & Employment Law Roundup

    Labor & Employment Law Roundup
    There's been a lot of action in labor and employment law recently, so time for another roundup: The Office of Special Counsel just found the U.S. Army gulity of harassment against a transgendered employee. It shows how the recent executive...
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Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 159

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

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

    Legal Pop Culture Citation

    Legal Pop Culture Citation
    Marc’s recent post on How to Cite to Walter Sobchak, along with another friend’s comment on citing to The Pirates of Penzance, has inspired me to create a new Wikia. A compendium of this sort is long overdue. Legal Pop Culture…
  • Oct 23

    Legal Pop Culture Citation

    Legal Pop Culture Citation
    Marc’s recent post on How to Cite to Walter Sobchak, along with another friend’s comment on citing to The Pirates of Penzance, has inspired me to create a new Wikia. A compendium of this sort is long overdue. Legal Pop Culture…
  • Oct 23

    Thank you again, Rick Scott

    Thank you again, Rick Scott
    I wish I could have had the luxury of growing up and living and spending my entire life in a nice place like the American West, but I was doing other things. As a matter of fact, when I think about it now, the place I lived longest in my…
Rank this Week: 180

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/
Rank this Week: 168

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Oct 20

    Link Between $ Spent on Wedding and Divorce

    Link Between $ Spent on Wedding and Divorce
    From the Independent: A new study in the US has found that the more people spend on their weddings and engagement rings, the more likely they are to divorce. Economic professors at Emory University carried out a study on over...
  • Oct 18

    Owning Up

    Owning Up
    From the Telegraph: Wives who cheat on their husbands are more likely to own up to infidelity because they are more pragmatic – and less proud – than men, divorce lawyers say. The steady rise in the numbers of women...
  • Oct 17

    Lack of Divorce in the Philippine

    Lack of Divorce in the Philippine
    From CNN: When Rowena Festin leaves her job as a congressional aide in Quezon City, Metro Manila each day, she returns home to three children and a husband. But her marriage, like many others in the Philippines, exists in name...
Rank this Week: 161

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Oct 17

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan
    As we have reported frequently on this blog (see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here and here) the car dealers have been making remarkably silly arguments in their fight to prevent Tesla from distributing its electrical vehicles…
  • Oct 2

    October 7 Heritage Foundation Event Highlights Economic Liberties Protected by the Constitution

    October 7 Heritage Foundation Event Highlights Economic Liberties Protected by the Constitution
    I highly recommend that free market aficionados attend or listen to the Heritage Foundation’s October 7 program on economic liberties and the Constitution.  This event, hosted by my colleague Paul Larkin, will feature presentations…
  • Sep 19

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth
    Shanker Singham of the Babson Global Institute (formerly a leading international trade lawyer and author of the most comprehensive one-volume work on the interplay between competition and international trade policy) has published a short…
Rank this Week: 164

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
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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/
  • Oct 25

    Delaware Litigation – Do the Merits Matter?

    Delaware Litigation – Do the Merits Matter?
    Minor Myers and Charles Korsmo have a new paper that compares fiduciary duty merger litigation to appraisal litigation to determine whether fiduciary duty claims add any value for shareholders. After scrutinizing takeover challenges between…
  • Oct 24

    Ello and Social Enterprise

    Ello and Social Enterprise
    My co-blogger Stefan Padfield passed along this article from The New York Times Dealbook on the social network Ello. Ello is a Delaware public benefit corporation. The social enterprise terminology is proving difficult, even for sophisticated…
  • Oct 24

    What do Jeremy Bentham and Norway’s Pension Fund Have in Common?

    What do Jeremy Bentham and Norway’s Pension Fund Have in Common?
    I used to joke that my alma mater Columbia University’s core curriculum, which required students to study the history of art, music, literature, and philosophy (among other things) was designed solely to make sure that graduates could…
Rank this Week: 278

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Over at the website of the Library of Law and Liberty, Herman Belz (University of Maryland) has posted an essay "discussing papers presented at a conference on Beard held at the University of Virginia School of Law (published in the Summer…
  • Oct 24

    Epps on the Fourteenth Amendment as a Second Founding

    Epps on the Fourteenth Amendment as a Second Founding
    Garrett Epps, University of Baltimore School of Law, has posted Second Founding: The Story of the Fourteenth Amendment, which appeared in the Oregon Law Review 85 (2006): 895-912.  Here is the abstract:     Settle…
  • Oct 24

    Fleming and McClain on Liberty

    Fleming and McClain on Liberty
    James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain, Boston University School of Law, have posted Liberty, a forthcoming entry in the Oxford Handbook of the United States Constitution, ed. Mark Tushnet, Mark Graber, and Sanford Levinson.  Here is the…
Rank this Week: 260

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Oct 24

    The MPRE: Trick or Treat?

    The MPRE: Trick or Treat?
    The Multistate Professional Responsiblity Exam is being administered next week on November 1st- yes, the day after Halloween. In a previous post, I outlined the basics of the MPRE and reminders for test day. If you are preparing for the...
  • Oct 20

    Conference: Hybrid Learning & Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support

    Conference: Hybrid Learning & Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support
    Hybrid Learning & Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support New England Consortium of Academic Support Professionals (NECASP) Annual Conference December 8, 2014 at Suffolk University Law School 10:00 - 2:45 Morning Workshop: Sara…
  • Oct 19

    Law School Action Comics #7

    Law School Action Comics #7
    (Alex Ruskell)
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 24

    Mark Kersten on the Terror Attacks in Canada

    Mark Kersten on the Terror Attacks in Canada
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller These days, I usually use Twitter to point readers to blog posts that deserve their attention. But Mark Kersten’s new post at Justice in Conflict is so good — and so important —…
  • Oct 24

    Guest Post: A CISG Question

    Guest Post: A CISG Question
    by William S. Dodge by William S. Dodge [William S. Dodge is The Honorable Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.] The U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods…
  • Oct 23

    Guest Post: The Evolving Law of Foreign Official Immunity–Mortazavi and Bakhshi, Prince Nasser, and “Samantar II”

    Guest Post: The Evolving Law of Foreign Official Immunity–Mortazavi and Bakhshi, Prince Nasser, and “Samantar II”
    by Chimene Keitner by Chimene Keitner [Chimène Keitner is Harry & Lillian Research Chair and Professor of Law at UC Hastings. She is on Twitter @KeitnerLaw.]  I look forward to discussing developments in the international law…
Rank this Week: 375

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    Regulating California's Lawyers (part 1): Rules vs. Appellate Opinion

    Regulating California's Lawyers (part 1): Rules vs. Appellate Opinion
    This is the first of what I hope will be several posts discussing the future of ethics rules in California. One of the overarching questions that the Supreme Court of California must address is whether the law governing lawyers should...
  • Oct 24

    Litigation Funding, Clifford Chance and Excalibur

    Litigation Funding, Clifford Chance and Excalibur
    I have just bloged this on my own blog, but it may be of some interest in the US. A heavyweight piece of litigation funding, conducted by a London HQed litigation partner at Clifford Chance came in for significant criticism...
  • Oct 24

    Julia Ann Simon-Kerr, "Systemic Lying"

    Julia Ann Simon-Kerr, "Systemic Lying"
    Article. Abstract: This Article offers the foundational account of systemic lying from a definitional and theoretical perspective. Systemic lying involves the cooperation of multiple actors in the legal system who lie or violate their oaths…
Rank this Week: 240

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 24

    Connecting the Antitrust Dots: In Praise of Herb Hovenkamp

    Connecting the Antitrust Dots: In Praise of Herb Hovenkamp
    DOJ has posted the fabulous speech of Bill Baer on Herb Hovenkamp that he gave last night in Iowa City called Connecting the Antitrust Dots: In Praise of Herb Hovenkamp. I will have a recap over the weekend but it...
  • Oct 24

    Limited Deposit Insurance Coverage and Bank Competition

    Limited Deposit Insurance Coverage and Bank Competition
    Oz Shy (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston), Rune Stenbacka (Hanken School of Economics) and Vladimir Yankov (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)) explore Limited Deposit Insurance Coverage and Bank Competition. ABSTRACT:…
  • Oct 24

    Screening instruments for monitoring market power in wholesale electricity markets: Lessons from applications in Germany

    Screening instruments for monitoring market power in wholesale electricity markets: Lessons from applications in Germany
    Marc Bataille, Bundeskartellamt and DICE, Alexander Steinmetz, Bundeskartellamt and Susanne Thorwarth, Bundeskartellamt offer Screening instruments for monitoring market power in wholesale electricity markets: Lessons from applications in…
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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Oct 24

    No Beauty Or Culture In These Argument

    No Beauty Or Culture In These Argument
    An attorney who is not regularly engaged in the practice of law but rather serves as chief financial officer of the Charleston Academy of Beauty Culture ("CABC") was suspended for three months by the West Virginia Supreme Court of…
  • Oct 24

    Roeder Conviction Affirmed, Hard 50 Sentence Vacated

    Roeder Conviction Affirmed, Hard 50 Sentence Vacated
    The Kansas Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of the killer of Dr. George Tiller. The court found no basis for the defense of necessity or imperfect self-defense of others. Among the other arguments rejected was prosecutorial…
  • Oct 24

    Crimes Draw Suspension

    Crimes Draw Suspension
    Two incidents of criminal conduct have led to an attorney's 181 day suspension by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The first involved a guilty plea to criminal endangerment The charges relate to an altercation between Benton and his then…
Rank this Week: 255

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/
  • Oct 24

    A Great Day For Contracts Law

    A Great Day For Contracts Law
    Today, October 24, 2014, is a banner day for contracts law because today is the date for two major conferences honoring two giants in the field. First UC Hastings is hosting a Symposium to Honor Professor Chuck Knapp's 50th Year...
  • Oct 24

    The New York Times's "The Upshot" Column on Wrap Contract

    The New York Times's "The Upshot" Column on Wrap Contract
    Yesterday's New York Times included a "The Upshot" column by Jeremy B. Merrill. The print version was entitled Online, It's Easy To Lose Your Right to Sue [by the way, why can't the Times be consistent in its capitaliziation of...
  • Oct 21

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 202 Rolling Back the Repo Safe Harbors Edward R. Morrison, Mark J. Roe and Christopher S. Sontchi Columbia Law School, Harvard Law…
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