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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: 4

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

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  • Nov 12

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Rank this Week: 14

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 7

    California’s top court to decide whether planned speed-up in executions is legal

    California’s top court to decide whether planned speed-up in executions is legal
    Elisabeth Semel quoted by Los Angeles Times, Jan. 8, 2017 “The court can only handle a certain number of these cases a year,” Semel said. At the pace envisioned by Proposition 66, the court would have little time to decide civil…
  • Jan 6

    Berkeley dispensary off the hook after 3 years in litigation

    Berkeley dispensary off the hook after 3 years in litigation
    Robert Berring quoted by Northern California Record, Jan. 7, 2017 “I would say that this deal is a signal that things are going to get better,” Berring said in The Daily Californian interview.
  • Jan 6

    Prominent prisoners’ supporters pin pardon hopes on Obama

    Prominent prisoners’ supporters pin pardon hopes on Obama
    Jesse Choper quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 7, 2017 “If they put people in jail for that, they wouldn’t have any room in the jails,” said Jesse Choper, a UC Berkeley law professor who supports Siegelman’s…
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Jan 14

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
    David Weinberger has a theory: My conspiracy theory: The purported dossier on Trump says the Russians have been cultivating him for five years. Suppose they were pressuring him to run. As a true patriot, Trump knew how disastrous it would…
  • Jan 12

    The New Tilt Against China

    The New Tilt Against China
    Surely someone has noted by now that the first corollary of a putative Trump tilt towards Putin’s Russia is a tilt against China?  For just as Kissinger and Nixon opened relations with China as a counterweight to the USSR, so…
  • Jan 12

    Foreign-Born American

    Foreign-Born American
    I live in a place where 51.7% of the population was born in another country. But I know that is not typical. I had in fact vaguely imagined that in much of the rest of the US the overall fraction … Continue reading → The post…
Rank this Week: 27

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Aguilar v. Lemke, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2526 (ND IL, Jan. 5, 2017), an Illinois federal district court allowed an inmate to move ahead with his claim that his placement in segregation in violation of his due process rights resulted in…
  • Jan 15

    Indiana RFRA Not Defense To Tax Evasion

    Indiana RFRA Not Defense To Tax Evasion
    In Tyms-Bey v. State of Indiana, (IN App., Jan. 13, 2017), an Indiana appeals court, in a 2-1 decision, held that a state RFRA defense cannot be raised in a tax evasion prosecution.  According to the majority opinion:as a matter of law…
  • Jan 14

    NJ Court Upholds Historic Preservation Funds To Churches In State Constitutional Challenge

    NJ Court Upholds Historic Preservation Funds To Churches In State Constitutional Challenge
    In Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, (NJ Super., Jan 9, 2017), a New Jersey trial court upheld a county's allowing churches to be among those receiving grants from the county's Historic…
Rank this Week: 63

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jan 15

    Nebraska Supreme Court decides "undocumented status" can be proper, but not conclusive, sentencing factor when deciding on probation sentence

    Nebraska Supreme Court decides "undocumented status" can be proper, but not conclusive, sentencing factor when deciding on probation sentence
    As reported in this local article, headlined "Immigration status can be used to help decide sentencing, Nebraska Supreme Court says," the top court in the Cornhusker State handed down an interesting ruling late last week. Here is…
  • Jan 14

    "Punishment and Moral Risk"

    "Punishment and Moral Risk"
    The title of this post is the title of this intriguing new paper authored by Adam Kolber now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: For every interesting moral question, we should have at least some doubt that we know...
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court grants cert on four new criminal cases and a dozen other

    Supreme Court grants cert on four new criminal cases and a dozen other
    After a seemingly long quiet period of avoiding taking on too many new cases, the Supreme Court this afternoon issued this order list which grants cert on 16(!) new cases. I believe these four cases from the list are the...
Rank this Week: 36

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Jan 15

    Tulane Seeks Visitor

    Tulane Seeks Visitor
    Tulane Law School invites applications for a one-semester visiting position in the Fall of 2017. Our specific needs for the Fall 2017 semester include basic income tax and corporate tax, criminal law, and professional responsibility.…
  • Jan 15

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 15, 2017)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 15, 2017)
    ICYMI: "A lawyer rewrote Instagram's terms of use 'in plain English' so kids would know their ... rights" https://t.co/QHUlz7HiK0 #corpgov"— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) January 10, 2017 "worker participation in…
  • Jan 14

    A Theranos Class Action

    A Theranos Class Action
    A couple of months ago, investors in Theranos filed a class action complaint seeking damages for fraud and negligent misrepresentation under California law. Theranos is based in California; presumably, the plaintiffs intend to argue that any…
Rank this Week: 116

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 69

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 15

    San Francisco Cannot Be Sued Over Kate Steinle Shooting

    San Francisco Cannot Be Sued Over Kate Steinle Shooting
    From CNN: The family of a woman allegedly killed by an undocumented immigrant who'd recently been released from jail can't sue San Francisco over its sanctuary policy, according to a recent court ruling. Kate Steinle's shooting death in 2015…
  • Jan 15

    According the Paul Ryan: No Deportation Army

    According the Paul Ryan: No Deportation Army
    From Fox News: Repeating something he said last month: House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday that there will not be a deportation force tasked with evicting illegal immigrants from the U.S. “That’s not happening,” he said during a…
  • Jan 15

    President Obama’s Change to Cuban Migration Policy, Explained

    President Obama’s Change to Cuban Migration Policy, Explained
    The American Immigration Council explains the basics surrounding President Obama's announcement of a change in the "foot-wet, foot-dry" policy directed toward Cuban migrants. Francis Robles for the zNew Yorks Times explains how Cuba…
Rank this Week: 104

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 175

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 14

    The incoherence of Bishop Robert McElroy's position on Catholic Social Thought and Public Union

    The incoherence of Bishop Robert McElroy's position on Catholic Social Thought and Public Union
    Let's get the usual disclaimers out of the way. As a practicing Catholic, I give religious assent to the Magisterium of the Church and all due respect to the Bishops thereof. Yet, I also note that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 14

    My article on Delaware's corporate opportunity doctrine makes SSRN top 10 list

    My article on Delaware's corporate opportunity doctrine makes SSRN top 10 list
    An email from SSRN reports: Your paper, "INTEREST GROUP ANALYSIS OF DELAWARE LAW: THE CORPORATE OPPORTUNITY DOCTRINE AS CASE STUDY", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: FEN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jan 13

    Milan Markovic on Trump's conflict of interest plan

    Milan Markovic on Trump's conflict of interest plan
    I recommend reading the whole thing, but here's the money quote: The President-Elect and his lawyers at Morgan Lewis have released a plan that purports to address the conflicts of interest arising... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 131

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
  • Jan 13

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine
    I want to draw your attention to an important new paper by Will Baude on the flawed legal  foundations of qualified immunity doctrine. The paper lucidly explains that the Supreme Court’s explanations for why 42 U.S.C. Section…
  • Jan 10

    A Scholar is a Bu

    A Scholar is a Bu
    This is a phrase attributed to Alexander Bickel, the noted constitutional scholar.  What he meant was that scholars should do their research without concern about its partisan implications. The bus goes on its route no matter who might…
  • Jan 10

    FAN 137 (First Amendment News) Backpage.com removes adult content due to government censorship — vows to fight First Amendment battle

    FAN 137 (First Amendment News) Backpage.com removes adult content due to government censorship — vows to fight First Amendment battle
    Seattle. This from a press release from Backpage.com: As the direct result of unconstitutional government censorship, Backpage.com has removed its Adult content section from the highly popular classified website, effective immediately. For…
Rank this Week: 159

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 12

    Personal Responsibility and the 2016 Election

    Personal Responsibility and the 2016 Election
    by Neil H. BuchananDonald Trump has now made clear that he has no intention of eliminating his conflicts of interest -- saying, in essence, that he is keen to cash in on the "corruption premium."  Meanwhile, the rush by Senate…
  • Jan 12

    Trump's Wall Echoes the Venetian Ghèto

    Trump's Wall Echoes the Venetian Ghèto
    by Michael DorfDuring the presidential election campaign, criticism of Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall at the southern border and make Mexico pay for it took various forms. These included: skepticism about the cost; doubts about…
  • Jan 11

    The Life of an Animal

    The Life of an Animal
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I discuss the case of Brown v. Battle Creek Police Department, in which the Sixth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment for the defendants in a suit brought under federal civil rights law.…
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Jan 12

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan
    The President-Elect and his lawyers at Morgan Lewis have released a plan that purports to address the conflicts of interest arising out of his various business ventures (hereinafter “the Plan”). Although I believe that the Plan…
  • Nov 30

    On Trump and Divestment

    On Trump and Divestment
    I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While Trump may sincerely believe that the conflicts of interests posed by his sprawling business…
  • Nov 28

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"
    Last this week, Professor Amy Salyzyn published a Jotwell review of my recent essay, The Commercialization of Legal Ethics. I’m grateful that she read it, and I hope her review encourages you to read it as well. She says:…
Rank this Week: 143

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 108

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
  • Jan 11

    The Book: Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimension

    The Book: Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimension
    This book is a collection of papers presented at the 24th traditional conference Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimensions. The conference was organized on 19-21 May 2016 in Portoroz, Slovenija, by the Institute for Commercial…
  • Jan 9

    Brexit Means Brexit, But What Does Brexit Mean? Seminar Serie

    Brexit Means Brexit, But What Does Brexit Mean? Seminar Serie
    The Centre of European Law at King’s College London is running a series of seminars on the meaning of Brexit and its potential impact on different areas of law. It considers the options for the new legal regime between the UK and…
  • Jan 9

    ERA conference “Freezing Bank Accounts Across Europe (and Beyond)”: compte-rendu

    ERA conference “Freezing Bank Accounts Across Europe (and Beyond)”: compte-rendu
    This report has been prepared by Martina Mantovani, research fellow at the MPI Luxembourg. On 1st and 2nd December 2016, the Academy of European Law (ERA) hosted, in Trier, the conference “Freezing Bank Accounts Across Europe (and…
Rank this Week: 99

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 128

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: 135

Law School Innovation

Law School Innovation

Covers teaching, curriculum, and classroom technology. Edited by Professors Douglas A. Berman, Anupam Chander, Gene Koo and Mark W. Osler.

http://lsi.typepad.com/lsi/
  • Sep 3

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."
    Though I have not blogged in this space for a very long time, my own long history here of discussing how I think technologies should be at the center of law school innovation prompted me to want to blog about...
  • Oct 20

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget
    Legal education is under strain: Fewer people are applying to law school, and those who apply are less qualified. One result of this dynamic is that law schools are admitting fewer students, in order to keep qualifications up, but that...
  • Sep 19

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable
    One of the things we do well here at St. Thomas is establish mentor relationships for our students with lawyers in the community-- every student has a mentor. Neil Hamilton and Verna Monson have done some significant and important work...
Rank this Week: 153

Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

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

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

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

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

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

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

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
Rank this Week: 65

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and…

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog

Covers international laws of war, international law, related human rights topics, international NGOs, and the theory of the just war. By Professor Kenneth Anderson.

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 105

Law Career Blog

Law Career Blog

Covers law schools, careers in law and alternative career options for lawyers. By Professor Gregory W. Bowman.

http://law-career.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    To Everything there is a Season

    To Everything there is a Season
    Obviously it has been a while since I have posted on this blog. Why is that? I suppose it is because I have accomplished much of what I wanted to with Law Career Blog as a solo blog. I felt I had important things to say on teaching and…
  • Aug 25

    The Most Important Day of Cla

    The Most Important Day of Cla
    Last week was my first week of classes for the 2008-2009 academic year, and I was all ready to write a post called "The Most Important Day of Class." The whole premise was that the first day of class is the most important day of class for…
  • Aug 10

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty
    There was an interesting post on the Law Librarian Blog this week concerning the benefits of senior, junior, and adjunct faculty in the classroom. The post can be linked to here. This is a subject that interests me greatly, and readers will…
Rank this Week: 112

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 654

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    So what would it take to think about constitutional revision?

    So what would it take to think about constitutional revision?
    It is a commonplace among constitutional design buffs that, with some interesting exceptions, significant constitutional change usually takes place against the background of catastrophes or, at least, train wrecks.  The paradigm cases…
  • Jan 15

    Maintaining Constitutional Checks on the Cusp of a Trump Administration

    Maintaining Constitutional Checks on the Cusp of a Trump Administration
    On January 18, the Supreme Court will hear argument in Ziglar v. Abassi (formerly Turkmen v. Ashcroft), the first of two cases this Term raising the question of civil liability for constitutional violations by federal officials. (I…
  • Jan 10

    Trump/Berlusconi

    Trump/Berlusconi
    Perhaps like others within digital earshot, I spent part of my holiday reading Alexander Stille’s valuable book on the career of Italian businessman/politician Silvio Berlusconi, The Sack of Rome.  If you can’t read the…
Rank this Week: 2184

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/
  • Jan 15

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Law Is A Seamless Web

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Law Is A Seamless Web
    Introduction F.W. Maitland, the famous legal historian wrote, “Such is the unity of all history that any one who endeavors to tell a piece of it must feel that his first sentence tears a seamless web.” (A Prologue to a...
  • Jan 14

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "On What Matters: Volume Three" by Parfit

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "On What Matters: Volume Three" by Parfit
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends On What Matters: Volume Three by Derek Parfit. Here is a description: Derek Parfit presents the third volume of On What Matters, his landmark work of moral philosophy. Parfit develops further his…
  • Jan 14

    Download of the Week: "Law and Moral Dilemmas" by Huang

    Download of the Week: "Law and Moral Dilemmas" by Huang
    The Download of the Week is Law and Moral Dilemmas by Bert I. Huang. Here is the abstract: If your self-driving Volvo suddenly must decide whether to swerve into one pedestrian in order to avoid crashing into five others, what...
Rank this Week: 518

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jan 15

    90% of Children Crossing Mediterranean to Italy Arrive Unaccompanied

    90% of Children Crossing Mediterranean to Italy Arrive Unaccompanied
    According to a press release from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), more than 90% of children reaching Italy's shores after crossing the Mediterranean Sea have been separated from their families or are unaccompanied. The number of…
  • Jan 12

    US Ends Cuban Wet Foot, Dry Foot Immigration Policy

    US Ends Cuban Wet Foot, Dry Foot Immigration Policy
    For the last two decades, the United States has maintained a special immigration policy that applied only to Cubans. Cubans who were intercepted by U.S. officials in the waters between the United States and Cuba (those with wet feet) would...
  • Jan 12

    Reminder for U.S. Jessup Team

    Reminder for U.S. Jessup Team
    Here's another reminder for Jessup Teams submitting their memorials tomorrow. In addition to uploading your memorials to your team homepage on the ILSA website, you must also email your memorials to the relevant Administrator (if you have…
Rank this Week: 908

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/
  • Jan 15

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 203 Bail Nullification Jocelyn Simonson Brooklyn Law School Date posted to database: 5 Dec 2016 2 100 Crackdowns Mila Sohoni University of San Diego School of Law Date…
  • Jan 15

    This week's criminal law/procedure argument

    This week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Tuesday Lynch v. Dimaya: Whether 18 U.S.C. 16(b), as incorporated into the Immigration and Nationality Act's provisions governing an alien's removal from the United States, is…
  • Jan 15

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 3,862 Do White Police Officers Unfairly Target Black Suspects? John R. Lott and Carlisle E. Moody Crime Prevention Research Center and College of William and Mary -…
Rank this Week: 2078

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Tignino: Water During and After Armed Conflict

    Tignino: Water During and After Armed Conflict
    Mara Tignino (Univ. of Geneva - Law) has published Water During and After Armed Conflicts: What Protection in International Law? (Brill 2016). Here's the abstract:In The Protection of Water During and After Armed Conflicts: What Protection in…
  • Jan 15

    Call for Submissions: SIEL/JIEL/OUP Prize for an Essay in International Economic Law

    Call for Submissions: SIEL/JIEL/OUP Prize for an Essay in International Economic Law
    The Society of International Economic Law, the Journal of International Economic Law, and Oxford University Press award a prize for the best essay submitted on any topic in any field of international economic law. The submission deadline has…
  • Jan 15

    Call for Papers: South Asia International Economic Law Network

    Call for Papers: South Asia International Economic Law Network
    The South Asia International Economic Law Network has issued a call for papers for its inaugural conference, to be held April 29-30, 2017, in New Delhi and at the Jindal Global Law School in Sonipat. The call is here.
Rank this Week: 1185

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 15

    Orthodox Jews in Civil Legal Disputes in Canada

    Orthodox Jews in Civil Legal Disputes in Canada
    Orthodox Jews are no strangers to court in Canada. We have them to thank for the seminal s. 2(a) case in Syndicat Northcrest v. Amselem and the infamous “ghet” case in Bruker v. Marcovitz (where arguably only…
  • Jan 15

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
  • Jan 13

    New Minister, Same Focus?

    New Minister, Same Focus?
    Outgoing Minister John McCallum received a standing ovation at the CBA conference for immigration lawyers in 2016. It was evident from his keynote address and from fielding questions, that he understood key issues and he had a plan for fixing…
Rank this Week: 533

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Jan 15

    Reed Brody and Juan Mendez appointed to join the International Commission of Jurist

    Reed Brody and Juan Mendez appointed to join the International Commission of Jurist
    By Lauren E. Bartlett This week the International Commission of Jurists announced the election of five new commissioners, including Reed Brody and Juan Mendez. The International Commission of Jurists is made up of 60 judges and lawyers from…
  • Jan 12

    Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

    Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy
    Next month the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy will assemble human rights activists from all over the world. Each year the summit is held on the eve of the UN's Human Rights Council's annual session. The conference website...
  • Jan 11

    The Death of Treaty Supremacy

    The Death of Treaty Supremacy
    In an insightful new blog posting, Professor David Sloss describes the historical context for the current crabbed interpretation of the Supremacy Clause's role in incorporating international law into US jurisprudence, and challenges us to…
Rank this Week: 1363

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/
  • Jan 15

    Tulane Law School needs fall-semester visitor in Professional Responsibility and Criminal Law

    Tulane Law School needs fall-semester visitor in Professional Responsibility and Criminal Law
    My school Tulane, per our Vice Dean Onnig Dombalagian, has asked me to post this regarding the fall of 2017: Tulane Law School invites applications for a one-semester visiting position in the Fall of 2017. Our specific needs for the...
  • Jan 15

    Prosecutor's Book Deal Draws Reprimand

    Prosecutor's Book Deal Draws Reprimand
    A public reprimand has been imposed by the Indiana Supreme Court At all relevant times, Respondent was the elected prosecutor for Floyd County. The charges in this disciplinary action trace their genesis to the prosecution of David Camm, a…
  • Jan 14

    A Pain In The Hand

    A Pain In The Hand
    The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has recommended that an attorney be permanently disbarred. Beyond the misconduct is the story told of the attorney's inadequate efforts to respond to the bar charges . She was able to set aside a…
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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jan 15

    Ethics: How to Withdraw When the Client Doesn’t Pay

    Ethics: How to Withdraw When the Client Doesn’t Pay
    Of particular interest to Legal Profession professors. Withdrawing under these circumstances can raise an ethical question: When you petition to withdraw, what can you tell the court? From the Thompson Hine blog: Model Rule 1.16(b), and state…
  • Jan 15

    Martin Luther King Day

    Martin Luther King Day
    Here is President Obama’s inspirational 2015 video on the Martin Luther King Day of Service. (ljs)
  • Jan 14

    Latest Information from Charlotte Law School

    Latest Information from Charlotte Law School
    News Release: Jan. 13, 2017 - Update from President Ogene and Dean Conison. Excerpt: "As previously announced, the School of Law will open for classes on January 23rd. We are working with the ABA and our North Carolina state…
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Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Jan 15

    "Moral Intuition or Moral Disengagement? Cognitive Science Weighs in on the Animal Ethics Debate"

    "Moral Intuition or Moral Disengagement? Cognitive Science Weighs in on the Animal Ethics Debate"
    "Moral Intuition or Moral Disengagement? Cognitive Science Weighs in on the Animal Ethics Debate" by Simon Christopher Timm has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract In this paper I problematize the use of appeals…
  • Jan 14

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Persistent Temptation"

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Persistent Temptation"
    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Persistent Temptation" by Robert Noggle has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Addicts sometimes engage in such spectacularly self-destructive behavior that they seem to act under…
  • Jan 14

    "Legal Insanity and the Brain: Science, Law and European Courts"

    "Legal Insanity and the Brain: Science, Law and European Courts"
    Neuroethics & Law Blog recommends Legal Insanity and the Brain: Science, Law and European Courts edited by Sophia Moratti and Dennis Patterson. Description This landmark publication offers a unique comparative and interdisciplinary study…
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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/
  • Jan 15

    Milan Markovic on the Trump Conflicts Plan

    Milan Markovic on the Trump Conflicts Plan
    As posted on Legal Ethics Forum.
  • Jan 15

    Tulane Visiting Positions, Fall 2017

    Tulane Visiting Positions, Fall 2017
    Tulane Law School invites applications for a one-semester visiting position in the Fall of 2017. Our specific needs for the Fall 2017 semester include basic income tax and corporate tax, criminal law, and professional responsibility.…
  • Jan 13

    Rachel Janutis Named Dean Of Capital Law

    Rachel Janutis Named Dean Of Capital Law
    Rachel Janutis, who served as interim dean of Capital University School of Law, has had the "interim" tag removed. The University named her permanent dean this week. Janutis, a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law,…
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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/
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 15

    Leef:Feds Should Eliminate Student Loans For All Law Schools, Not Just Charlotte

    Leef:Feds Should Eliminate Student Loans For All Law Schools, Not Just Charlotte
    Forbes: We Have Too Many Law Schools, But This Isn't The Way To Thin The Herd, by George Leef (Pope Center for Higher Education Policy): It makes no more sense for the government to help a student with a 175 LSAT pay for Harvard than to help…
  • Jan 15

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with a new paper debuting on the list at #3: [603 Downloads] Problems with Destination-Based Corporate Taxes and the Ryan Blueprint, by Reuven S.…
  • Jan 15

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration
    Bloomberg, Kansas Offers Cautionary Tale for Trump's Tax Ambition Bloomberg BNA, Full Expensing Forever? How Advocates Won in GOP Tax Plan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, ACA Repeal Means Tax Cuts for Drug Companies and Health…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 15

    Identifying the Language of Peace: Developing the Practical and Theoretical Framework of Peace-Making

    Identifying the Language of Peace: Developing the Practical and Theoretical Framework of Peace-Making
    by Marc Weller, Tiina Pajuste, Mark Retter, Jake Rylatt and Andrea Varga by Marc Weller, Tiina Pajuste, Mark Retter, Jake Rylatt and Andrea Varga [Marc Weller is Professor of International Law and International Constitutional Studies in the…
  • Jan 12

    Making Libya an ICC Priority Situation: Fake Promises to a Difficult Customer?

    Making Libya an ICC Priority Situation: Fake Promises to a Difficult Customer?
    by Alexandre Skander Galand by Alexandre Skander Galand [Alexandre Skander Galand is a Newton Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Global Public Law, Koç University.] Exactly one week before the annual meeting of the Assembly of…
  • Jan 7

    Boer on Footnotes in Use of Force Scholarship

    Boer on Footnotes in Use of Force Scholarship
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller My friend Lianne Boer, who recently finished her PhD at VU Amsterdam, has just published a fantastic article in the Leiden Journal of International Law entitled “‘The greater part of…
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 15

    United States Organ Transplants Reach Record High

    United States Organ Transplants Reach Record High
    For the fourth year in a row, organ transplants reached a record high last year. In 2016, transplants were up 8.5% from 2015, which is a 19.8% increase since 2012. This growth can mainly be attributed to an increasing number...
  • Jan 15

    Princess Leia Will Not Be Digitally Recreated Posthumou

    Princess Leia Will Not Be Digitally Recreated Posthumou
    Rest assured Star Wars fans, Lucasfilm, the movie’s production company, claims it has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s character, Princess Leia, in upcoming films. This announcement comes shortly after several celebrities…
  • Jan 14

    Strangers Raise Money to Give 108-Year-Old the Proper End-of-Life Comfort

    Strangers Raise Money to Give 108-Year-Old the Proper End-of-Life Comfort
    After 108-year-old Carrie Rausch was nearly forced out of her assisted living facility, her daughter and subsequent strangers decided to raise money to help her live her remaining years in comfort. Rausch’s daughter set up a GoFundMe page…
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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/
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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/
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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/
  • Jan 15

    Terrorists, Insurgents, Something Else? Clarifying and Classifying the “Generational Challenge”

    Terrorists, Insurgents, Something Else? Clarifying and Classifying the “Generational Challenge”
    Editor’s Note: The war against terrorism involves fighting more than terrorists. Some groups use guerrilla war, and still others are proto-states. The post-9/11 struggle has also brought the United States into greater contact with…
  • Jan 14

    Authorizing DHS -- Progress Ahead?

    Authorizing DHS -- Progress Ahead?
    Every year, like clock work, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees produce a National Defense Authorization bill that governs the operations of the Department of Defense for the coming year.  Whether you think well or ill of the…
  • Jan 14

    The Lawfare Podcast: Jameel Jaffer on the "The Drone Memos"

    The Lawfare Podcast: Jameel Jaffer on the "The Drone Memos"
    At this week's Hoover Book Soiree, Jack Goldsmith interviewed Jameel Jaffer about his new book, The Drone Memos: Targeted Killing, Secrecy, and the Law: It's a wide-ranging discussion about targeted killing and its legality, and of…
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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/
  • Jan 15

    Reminder: Associate Director of Bar Services Position at Duquesne

    Reminder: Associate Director of Bar Services Position at Duquesne
    Associate Director of Bar Services Faculty Posting Date: November 2, 2016 To Apply: apply.interfolio.com/39174 Duquesne University School of Law invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Bar Services, a hybrid academic…
  • Jan 14

    Carolinas Colloquium - Call for Proposal

    Carolinas Colloquium - Call for Proposal
    See the attached PDF for more information: Download 2017 Carolinas Colloquium Call for Proposals.
  • Jan 13

    Call for Proposals Deadline for AASE Extended to January 18th.

    Call for Proposals Deadline for AASE Extended to January 18th.
    The 2017 Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) Conference is set for May 23-25, 2017, at Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. The conference presents a wonderful opportunity to expand and enhance your professional…
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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 15

    Divorce Party

    Divorce Party
    From SF Gate: Berkeley and Alameda area couple Jeff Becerra and Michelle Mahoney just ended their marriage of more than 20 years with what's possibly the most amicable outro: a "divorce party," attended by their family and friends…
  • Jan 14

    Zsa Zsa Gabor on Marriage

    Zsa Zsa Gabor on Marriage
    Read her best quotes on marriage here.
  • Jan 13

    Pets in Divorce in Canada

    Pets in Divorce in Canada
    From Washington Post: “Dogs are wonderful creatures,” read the first line of a ruling from a Canadian judge. Over the next paragraph, the judge continued singing the praises of man’s best friend: Dogs are often highly intelligent, he…
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