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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: 7

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 17

    20 Years of VAWA

    20 Years of VAWA
    Twenty years ago, on September 13, 1994, President Clinton signed into law a bill that included the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Act afforded greater protections to victims, brought the issue out of the private sphere…
  • Sep 16

    Go On! Sept. 18 New York Symposium on Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities to feature distinguished speaker

    Go On! Sept. 18 New York Symposium on Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities to feature distinguished speaker
    New York Symposium on the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities This Thursday, the Raoul Wallenberg Legacy of Leadership Project, an initiative of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, will present a panel of…
  • Sep 16

    Go On! ASIL, NYLS to Host Panel on Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia/Pacific Sept. 29

    Go On! ASIL, NYLS to Host Panel on Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia/Pacific Sept. 29
    The American Society of International Law International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group and the Disability Rights Interest Group will be hosting a luncheon Panel Discussion on “The Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia and…
Rank this Week: 15

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 17

    Census Bureau: U.S. Income Flat, Poverty Rate Fall

    Census Bureau: U.S. Income Flat, Poverty Rate Fall
    U.S. Census Bureau, Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013: Wall Street Journal, U.S. Incomes End 6-Year Decline, Just Barely; Poverty Rate Declines, But Signs of Sluggish Recovery Linger: Washington Post, Poverty Dropped But Household…
  • Sep 17

    A Red Letter Day at Pepperdine

    A Red Letter Day at Pepperdine
    As I have blogged before, one of my favorite things about Pepperdine is the opportunity to meet some of the interesting people drawn to this place. I had the privlege last night of hearing Tony Campolo deliver a public lecture, followed by a…
  • Sep 17

    NFL’s Tax Break Foes Face 4th and 20

    NFL’s Tax Break Foes Face 4th and 20
    Bloomberg: NFL’s Tax Break Foes Face 4th and 20 With Wind in Face, by Richard Rubin: If there were ever a politically opportune time for Congress to remove the National Football League’s tax exemption, it would seem to be now. A handful…
Rank this Week: 19

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 17

    ASA Bans "Lookalike" Government Website

    ASA Bans "Lookalike" Government Website
    The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has banned several websites from operating after they deceived users into paying for government documents such as health cards, passports, and birth and death certificates. The websites, which used…
  • Sep 16

    Netflix and the European Market

    Netflix and the European Market
    From the Hollywood Reporter: a discussion of Netflix's European launch, and its importance for the company that specializes in streaming content.
  • Sep 16

    Re-Thinking IP Infringement

    Re-Thinking IP Infringement
    Irina D. Manta, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, and Robert E. Wagner, CUNY Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, Department of Law, are publishing Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism in the Stanford Technology Law Review.…
Rank this Week: 30

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 17

    Why Pro Bono?

    Why Pro Bono?
    Last week I had the opportunity to speak with law students at Robson Hall as part of the Pro Bono Students Canada (“PBSC”) launch event. I had been asked to give a speech on my own pro bono and access to justice work with a…
  • Sep 17

    Will a Smartwatch Be on Your Wrist? 10 Things to Ponder.

    Will a Smartwatch Be on Your Wrist? 10 Things to Ponder.
    As expected, Apple introduced its Apple Watch (not iWatch) last week with great fanfare. It is actually not a single watch, but a series of watches in 2 sizes and 3 models with various types of bands. It will be available “early…
  • Sep 17

    Independence and Self-Regulation: I’m OK but I’m Not So Sure About You!

    Independence and Self-Regulation: I’m OK but I’m Not So Sure About You!
    It is entirely human to fail to appreciate when one’s judgment is affected by a conflicting personal interest or duty. Our conflicts rules reflect this problem. Where there is a substantial risk of impairment of representation, clients…
Rank this Week: 32

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Sep 9

    Business as Usual During Alteration

    Business as Usual During Alteration
    In order to debug some very odd behavior under the hood, I’ll be doing odd things to the site theme in the next day or two. While it may temporarily change the looks, it shouldn’t change the content.
  • Sep 8

    The Rumors Were True

    The Rumors Were True
    Donna Shalala will ‘step down’ as U.Miami President at the end of the school year. It is with gratitude and affection for the University that I share with you my decision to step down at the end of the 2014-2015 … Continue…
  • Sep 4

    Gripe (Small)

    Gripe (Small)
    WordPress released a new version of its TwentyTen theme.  Would it kill them to include a changelog?
Rank this Week: 31

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Stephan: Foreign Court Judgments and the United States Legal System

    Stephan: Foreign Court Judgments and the United States Legal System
    Paul B. Stephan (Univ. of Virginia - Law) has published Foreign Court Judgments and the United States Legal System (Brill | Nijhoff 2014). Contents include:Paul B. Stephan, IntroductionGeorge Rutherglen & James Y. Stern, Sovereignty,…
  • Sep 17

    New Issue: International Affair

    New Issue: International Affair
    The latest issue of International Affairs (Vol. 90, no. 5, September 2014) is out. Contents include:Geraint Hughes, Skyjackers, jackals and soldiers: British planning for international terrorist incidents during the 1970sMichelle Bentley,…
  • Sep 17

    Lenzerini & Vrdoljak: International Law for Common Good

    Lenzerini & Vrdoljak: International Law for Common Good
    Federico Lenzerini (Università degli Studi di Siena - Law) & Ana Filipa Vrdoljak (Univ. of Technology, Sydney - Law) have published International Law for Common Goods: Normative Perspectives on Human Rights, Culture and Nature…
Rank this Week: 37

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 46

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

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

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:Andover Institute Launch: A Hub for Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning Please join us to celebrate the official launch of the Andover Institute on Friday, October 17, 2014. The program…
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
  • Jul 2

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More
    A few times per year, I have been sharing a “Head of School’s bookshelf” with community members at Phillips Academy.  It comes this time in two parts: 1) six books that are among those I’ve read in the past few…
Rank this Week: 42

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: 49

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    The Depressing Ninth (9th Cir. - Sept. 17, 2014)

    The Depressing Ninth (9th Cir. - Sept. 17, 2014)
    You don't get a very good impression of the nature of mankind if you read today's published opinions from the Ninth Circuit.You've got one attorney who completely abandons a client who's been sentenced to life in prison and never even lets…
  • Sep 16

    People v. Peyton (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 16, 2014)

    People v. Peyton (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 16, 2014)
    Justice Yegan begins this opinion with the following introduction:"Lamenting the delays associated with the orderly processing of criminal cases, Justice Macklin Fleming explained a popular way for a criminal defendant to avoid, or at least…
  • Sep 16

    Suarez v. City of Corona (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 29, 2014)

    Suarez v. City of Corona (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 29, 2014)
    A compressed natural gas (CNG) tank in a van explodes while being filled at a fueling station owned by the City of Corona, injuring a passenger, who sues the City.  The Fire Department investigates the explosion, tests the fuel lines and…
Rank this Week: 61

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 17

    Another EOIR Proposed Reg: Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceeding

    Another EOIR Proposed Reg: Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceeding
    The EOIR has been busy today. They've issued a second notice of proposed rulemaking. This one: "proposes to amend the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) regulations relating to the representation of aliens in custody and bond…
  • Sep 17

    AILA's Voice

    AILA's Voice
    The September issue of AILA's on-line magazine Voice is now available. Among the interesting articles: Like Diamonds, Affidavits of Support Are (Almost) Forever Hardship for the LGBT Immigrant Spouse Crisis at the Border (And It's Just the…
  • Sep 17

    EOIR Proposes Changes to "List of Free Legal Services Providers"

    EOIR Proposes Changes to "List of Free Legal Services Providers"
    The EOIR has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, seeking to amend 8 C.F.R. §§ 1003, 1240, and 1241. One change is literally in name only. The EOIR wants to rename what is currently the "List of Free Legal Services...
Rank this Week: 82

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Sep 17

    Kahn on the Matens Clause & the Laws of War

    Kahn on the Matens Clause & the Laws of War
    Jeffrey Kahn (Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law) has posted 'Protection and Empire': The Martens Clause, State Sovereignty, and Individual Rights on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Martens Clause was a last-minute…
  • Sep 17

    Almog & Bendor on the Legal Regulation of Heterosexual Intercourse

    Almog & Bendor on the Legal Regulation of Heterosexual Intercourse
    Shulamit Almog and Ariel L. Bendor (University of Haifa - Faculty of Law and Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law) have posted Power and Consent in Legal Regulation of Heterosexual Intercourse on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The power of...
  • Sep 17

    Reynolds on Climate Engineering & Moral Hazard (New Link)

    Reynolds on Climate Engineering & Moral Hazard (New Link)
    Jesse Reynolds (Tilburg University - Department of European & International Public Law; Tilburg Sustainability Center) has posted A Critical Examination of the Climate Engineering Moral Hazard and Risk Compensation Concern on SSRN. Here…
Rank this Week: 77

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 16

    Surrogacy is a me

    Surrogacy is a me
    Joan Heifetz Hollinger quoted in Slate, August 6, 2014 “There are issues across the board with regard to health care of the surrogate and whether the surrogate can or should be required to undergo tests, including fetal diagnostic test…
  • Sep 16

    New strategy as Facebook and Google transform into web conglomerate

    New strategy as Facebook and Google transform into web conglomerate
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, August 5, 2014 The Internet giants are not just conglomerates but also the largest venture capitalists on the block. Not only are they buying early-stage businesses to incubate and grow,…
  • Aug 19

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox
    Christopher Hoofnagle writes for Medium, August 4, 2014 Privacy surveys find that individuals care about privacy, but any observer of social networks can find a great deal of profligate, ill-advised information sharing. 
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Sep 17

    New Insider Trading SEC Enforcement Action Against Law Firm IT Employee

    New Insider Trading SEC Enforcement Action Against Law Firm IT Employee
    Practitioners and academics alike should be interested in yesterday's announcement by that the SEC that it is bringing an insider trading enforcement action against a law firm IT employee for allegedly trading based on the firm's merger work…
  • Sep 16

    Return from the Bakken: It's Good to Be Home

    Return from the Bakken: It's Good to Be Home
    After my long trip away from my wonderful family in western North Dakota, I stopped in Chicago for the ABA Site Evaluation Workshop on my way home. I'm not quite where my co-blogger is on the whole accreditation thing, but...
  • Sep 15

    Crowdfunding and Medical Philanthropy

    Crowdfunding and Medical Philanthropy
    Crowdfunding site GoFundMe recently removed the funding page for a person looking to crowdfund her abortion. Past crowdfunding campaigns have funded fertility treatments, gender confirmation surgeries, organ transplants, and other medical…
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • Sep 17

    CFP: "Charity in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Traditions"

    CFP: "Charity in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Traditions"
    "Charity in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Traditions" conference at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, March 26-27, 2015. One of the challenges to intercultural understanding is the lack of common categories that can be used in…
  • Sep 17

    Rebecca Scott on Tracing Atlantic Revolution

    Rebecca Scott on Tracing Atlantic Revolution
    First off happy Constitution Day! Second, I'm delighted to announce that Rebecca J. Scott, the Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, will deliver the Hutchins Lecture…
  • Sep 17

    University Of Toledo Law Cuts Tuition

    University Of Toledo Law Cuts Tuition
    It's going to drop 13% for Ohioans and Michiganders, and 8% for out-of-staters. The new stickers: $17,900 and $31,074, respectively.
Rank this Week: 90

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Sep 12

    Oregon Supreme Court Applies Aggregate Settlement Rule to Clergy Abuse

    Oregon Supreme Court Applies Aggregate Settlement Rule to Clergy Abuse
    On August 21, 2014, the Oregon Supreme Court embraced the ALI's definition of a non-class aggregate settlement and held that an attorney who represented victims of clergy abuse failed to get the clients' informed consent before distributing a…
  • Sep 10

    Panel on Class Action Reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon Case

    Panel on Class Action Reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon Case
    Professor Neal Katyal (Georgetown) and Theodore Olson (Gibson Dunn) take part in a Federalist Society panel on class action reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon case; the panel is moderated by Stuart Taylor (Brookings Institution).
  • Aug 22

    Sampling in CAFA litigation

    Sampling in CAFA litigation
    In a recent decision authored by Judge Easterbrook, the 7th Circuit suggested that plaintiffs looking to prove that their case falls under the "home state exception" to CAFA can use sampling and extrapolation to prove their…
Rank this Week: 87

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: 89

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/
  • Sep 17

    Fan speech, once again

    Fan speech, once again
    The ejection of a fan from the park (at the insistence of the umpire) from Atlanta's Turner Field, apparently for profanely heckling an opposing player (the link contains video), could raise some First Amendment problems. The park is…
  • Sep 17

    Happy Constitution Day--Some Thoughts on Constitutional Issues in Health Law

    Happy Constitution Day--Some Thoughts on Constitutional Issues in Health Law
    As readers of this blog already know, today is Constitution Day. An occasion mandated by Congress that requires every institution of education receiving federal funding (which includes nearly all colleges and universities) to present some…
  • Sep 16

    Channeling Whistleblower

    Channeling Whistleblower
    For those interested in national security, Edward Snowden, and some such, Glenn Reynolds has a new, short (8 pages) essay up on SSRN entitled Don't Fear the Leaker: Thoughts on Bureaucracy and Ethical Whistleblowing. Here is the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Sep 17

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work
    Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act proclaims that “[u]nfair methods of competition . . . are hereby declared unlawful.” The FTC has exclusive authority to enforce that provision and uses it to prosecute Sherman Act…
  • Sep 13

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly
    PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has a terrific essay in the Review section of today’s Wall Street Journal.  The essay, Competition Is for Losers, is adapted from Mr. Thiel’s soon-to-be-released book, Zero to One:…
  • Sep 11

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement
    Recently I highlighted problems with the FTC’s enforcement actions targeting companies’ data security protection policies, and recommended that the FTC adopt a cost-benefit approach to regulation in this area.  Yesterday the…
Rank this Week: 114

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Sep 14

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient
    New York Magazine: My Year As an Abortion Doula, by Alex Ronan: Welcome to Ovaries Week — the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising…
  • Sep 12

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion
    The New York Times op-ed: This Is What an Abortion Looks Like, by Merritt Tierce: I MET Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor, for the first time last week, and I told her how much...
  • Sep 12

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion
    Kansas City Star - The Buzz blog: Missouri Republicans override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of 72-hour abortion waiting period, by Jason Hancock: Missouri Republicans made history late Wednesday night, turning to a rarely-used procedural move to…
Rank this Week: 118

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: 106

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
  • May 29

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer
    Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. David has been involved in the Internet space more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, starting with PayPal in 1999. He…
Rank this Week: 119

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/
  • Sep 17

    Cancelosi & Garden Amicus in M&G Polymer

    Cancelosi & Garden Amicus in M&G Polymer
    Susan Cancelosi & Charlotte Garden write to say they are working on an amicus brief in M&G Polymers v. Tackett, a case concerning the ongoing validity of the Yard-Man presumption in interpreting collective bargaining agreement clauses…
  • Sep 16

    Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities Seeking Member

    Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities Seeking Member
    The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities is seeking recommendations for public members. According to the announcement, the committee “is to study and prepare findings,…
  • Sep 11

    Barocas and Selbst on Big Data's Disparate Impact

    Barocas and Selbst on Big Data's Disparate Impact
    Solon Barocas and Andrew D. Selbst have posted "Big Data's Disparate Impact," which focues on the relationship between big data mining and Title VII. Here's the abstract: Big Data promises to replace faulty intuitions with facts,…
Rank this Week: 171

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 17

    Financial Planning For Soldier

    Financial Planning For Soldier
    Four years ago, Army Sergeant Angelo Stevens almost took his own life in the wake of severe debts. Although his survival inspired the passage of planning related legislation in the House intending to reduce military suicides, his family faced…
  • Sep 17

    4 Essential Inheritance Skill

    4 Essential Inheritance Skill
    Wealth advisors often encourage parents to create a trust when leaving money to their children. With a trust, you and your spouse can appoint a wise trustee who will be given discretion to assess whether children are able to handle...
  • Sep 17

    IRS Focuses Audits on Employer Practice

    IRS Focuses Audits on Employer Practice
    A recent examination of frequently audited topics related to employee benefit retirement plans revealed that the IRS and DOL have focused their attention on how employers handle internal control of benefit plans for their employees. Here are…
Rank this Week: 166

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/
  • Sep 17

    Findley & Scheck on Shaken Baby Syndrome

    Findley & Scheck on Shaken Baby Syndrome
    Keith A. Findley and Barry Scheck (University of Wisconsin Law School and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) have posted Book Review: Shaken Baby Syndrome on Trial (29 Criminal Justice #2 (Summer 2014), American Bar Association) on SSRN. Here…
  • Sep 16

    Garrett on Interrogation Policie

    Garrett on Interrogation Policie
    Brandon L. Garrett (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Interrogation Policies (University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 49, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Despite growing concern regarding the problem of false…
  • Sep 16

    "Report Finds Slight Growth In Population Of Inmates"

    "Report Finds Slight Growth In Population Of Inmates"
    From The New York Times: Breaking three consecutive years of decline, the number of people in state and federal prisons climbed slightly in 2013, according to a reportreleased Tuesday, a sign that deeper changes in sentencing practices will…
Rank this Week: 189

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
  • Sep 16

    23 and 24 October: Conference on the recast Brussels I Regulation in Graz

    23 and 24 October: Conference on the recast Brussels I Regulation in Graz
    On 23 and 24 October 2014 Bettina Nunner-Krautgasser and Thomas Garber, both from the University of Graz, will host a conference on the recast Brussels I Regulation (“Die neue EuGVVO – Verbesserung des…
  • Sep 15

    Invitation to Tender: Economic Study to Cross-Border Trade in the Insurance Sector

    Invitation to Tender: Economic Study to Cross-Border Trade in the Insurance Sector
    The European Commission has published an invitation to tender relating to an economic study on the impact of differences in insurance contract law on cross-border trade in the insurance sector. Deadline for submissions is 28 October…
  • Sep 14

    Yearbook of Private International Law, 2013-2014

    Yearbook of Private International Law, 2013-2014
    In line with its predecessors, Volume XV (2013/2014) of the Yearbook of Private International Law offers a comprehensive insight into the contemporary trends of private international law in terms of both theoretical thinking…
Rank this Week: 174

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Sep 15

    Upcoming ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute

    Upcoming ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute
    I wanted to alert readers to the upcoming 3rd Annual American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Institute. This one and a half day event will occur in London, UK at the offices of Berwin Leighton Paisner (Adelaide...
  • Sep 8

    Criminalizing the American Company – The Economist

    Criminalizing the American Company – The Economist
    The Economist has an excellent article examining the criminalizing of American companies. The piece, entitled “A Mammoth Guilt Trip,” covers a lot of ground, including many of the most pressing issues in the field of corporate criminal…
  • Sep 3

    Wine Fraudster Gets Ten-Year Sentence

    Wine Fraudster Gets Ten-Year Sentence
    Last month Prof. Douglas Berman reported in his indispensable Sentencing Law and Policy blog about a ten-year prison sentence imposed by SDNY judge Richard Berman upon defendant Rudy Kurniawan, who had sold counterfeit wine to the very rich,…
Rank this Week: 167

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 14

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.
    No matter how much the business lobby complains about the "business costs" of increasing the minimum wage, legislators should look past that self-serving ideology and look at reality. Workers have contributed to increased…
  • Dec 3

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"
    For years (decades, actually), the American pro-wealthy right has argued that lowering corporate tax rates will create jobs. That is the presumed purpose behind the push by Dave Camp to enact a tax reform package with lower corporate rates,…
  • Nov 17

    FATCA Agreement with France

    FATCA Agreement with France
    On November 14, the US Treasury Department announced that it had signed an agreement with France relating to the implementation of the 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) law. That makes the 10th such agreement signed between the…
Rank this Week: 163

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Fan speech, once again

    Fan speech, once again
    The ejection of a fan from the park (at the insistence of the umpire) from Atlanta's Turner Field, apparently for profanely heckling an opposing player, could raise some First Amendment problems. The park is apparently owned by the Atlanta…
  • Sep 17

    Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studie

    Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studie
    Major League baseball players are honoring the life of former MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner by creating a scholarship program to encourage the pursuit of a graduate-level degree in labor studies.Beginning January 2015, the Players…
  • Sep 14

    Dark Days in the NFL

    Dark Days in the NFL
    The Adrian Peterson situation, aside from coming at the worst possible moment for the NFL, raises two difficult ethical questions.In the Sports Law context, the question is what is the right thing for the NFL and the team to do when one of…
Rank this Week: 260

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Sep 17

    Of DIY Urbanism and Electric Boxe

    Of DIY Urbanism and Electric Boxe
    Last year I wrote an article about DIY Urbanism—modest, often illegal, transformations of urban physical space. A few examples of the phenomenon unfolded before my eyes during the year I recently spent in Jacksonville, Florida. Two of those…
  • Sep 16

    Medical Marijuana: Illinois Land Use Edition

    Medical Marijuana: Illinois Land Use Edition
    As the implementation phase of last year’s Illinois medical marijuana statute gets underway, the real action now is happening at zoning boards and city councils around the state. Famously the nation’s strictest medical cannabis law of the…
  • Sep 13

    Food law symposium notice and call for articles/speaker

    Food law symposium notice and call for articles/speaker
    Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum has issued a call for articles and presenters for a symposium on the national food system, which will be at Duke Law school on Friday, January 23, 2015. The working title is "Carrots and...
Rank this Week: 207

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Sep 17

    Stanford professor wins MacArthur 'genius grant' for racial awareness studies - San Jose Mercury New

    Stanford professor wins MacArthur 'genius grant' for racial awareness studies - San Jose Mercury New
    She has found that skin color prejudices the perceptions of jurors, police officers and even the ordinary student who volunteers in research at Stanford University. Black people, especially those with very dark skin and kinky hair, are more…
  • Sep 17

    Elmo in handcuffs after Times Square bust | New York Post

    Elmo in handcuffs after Times Square bust | New York Post
    A Times Square Elmo was busted in a sting operation by cops looking to combat overly aggressive panhand­ling by costumed creeps, sources said. via nypost.com never liked elmo
  • Sep 17

    Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low - Yahoo Finance

    Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low - Yahoo Finance
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. via finance.yahoo.com o boy
Rank this Week: 198

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 17

    Scottish Independence Insta-Symposium: “Devolution Max” and the Question of Referendum Question

    Scottish Independence Insta-Symposium: “Devolution Max” and the Question of Referendum Question
    by Christopher K. Connolly by Christopher K. Connolly [Christopher K. Connolly is an Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York.  This post is written solely in the author's personal capacity.  The…
  • Sep 17

    ASIL Names New Executive Director: Mark Agrast

    ASIL Names New Executive Director: Mark Agrast
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis Those readers who are members of the American Society of International Law know how critical the role of its Executive Director is and how great a job the previous director, Betsy Andersen did since…
  • Sep 17

    Looks Like AUMF Basis for ISIL Operation Will Stick

    Looks Like AUMF Basis for ISIL Operation Will Stick
    by Peter Spiro by Peter Spiro After a flurry of commentary in the wake of Obama’s speech last week and the on-background legal justification that came with it, the silence has been deafening. The immediate reaction to the AUMF hook for…
Rank this Week: 246

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Sep 17

    John Kaag on Drone Warfare and the Public Imagination [AUDIO]

    John Kaag on Drone Warfare and the Public Imagination [AUDIO]
    In 2012, U.S. drone strikes occurred most often in which nation? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. 27 percent of Americans reported they had no a clue and another 60 percent got it wrong. What should the media cover when it…
  • Sep 17

    John Kaag on Drone Warfare and the Public Imagination

    John Kaag on Drone Warfare and the Public Imagination
    In 2012, U.S. drone strikes occurred most often in which nation? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. 27 percent of Americans reported they had no a clue and another 60 percent got it wrong. What should the media cover when it…
  • Sep 12

    Getting to Know the Berkman Center with Jonathan Zittrain [AUDIO]

    Getting to Know the Berkman Center with Jonathan Zittrain [AUDIO]
    Learn more about the Berkman Center for Internet & Society — and its incredible network of researchers, activists, faculty, students, technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, policy makers, lawyers, and more — in an interactive…
Rank this Week: 197

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 194

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Sep 17

    Freer on the New General Jurisdiction

    Freer on the New General Jurisdiction
    Rich Freer (Emory) has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, Four Specific Problems with the New General Jurisdiction, which will be published in the Nevada Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: General in personam jurisdiction allows a court…
  • Sep 16

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment
    The National Law Journal reports that the Judicial Conference passed the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure today. The amendments next to go the Supreme Court for approval.
  • Sep 12

    Proposed Rule 37(e): Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information

    Proposed Rule 37(e): Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information
    I mentioned yesterday that the proposed FRCP amendments include all three top priorities of the defense-oriented "Lawyers for Civil Justice," as stated on its web site: LCJ’s . . . current federal rulemaking agenda is focused on .…
Rank this Week: 243

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Sep 14

    Boston College Law is hiring

    Boston College Law is hiring
    Boston College is looking to hire this year. Here's the announcement: BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL seeks a full-time faculty member interested in establishing and teaching in a transactional clinic that emphasizes entrepreneurship, technology,…
  • Sep 12

    4 Names to Replace Berger

    4 Names to Replace Berger
    According to the Delaware Law Weekly, Delaware's Judicial Nominating Committee has sent four names to the governor's office to consider as replacements for the now retired Justice Carolyn Berger: The candidates are said to be Superior Court…
  • Sep 12

    Evidence Based Corporate Law

    Evidence Based Corporate Law
    Vice Chancellor Laster has posted a 3 page comment titled Evidence Based Corporate Law on SSRN (also appearing in the Del J Corp Law). Here's the abstract: Abstract: John Maynard Keynes is said to have observed, "When the facts…
Rank this Week: 268

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: 195

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 17

    Corporate lobbying pays off for investor

    Corporate lobbying pays off for investor
    There is a significant lobby for limiting corporate political contributions and requiring disclosures of any contributions (seemingly not matter how small). Part of the premise for this campaign is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Sep 17

    Attention SEC: "Whatever Happened to Promoting Small Business Capital Formation?"

    Attention SEC: "Whatever Happened to Promoting Small Business Capital Formation?"
    SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher has given an excellent speech on the titular question. The whole thing is a must read, but this passage jumps out at me: ... sadly, we at the SEC are not doing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 17

    Stefan Padfield Mines Hobby Lobby for Corporate Law Theory Quote

    Stefan Padfield Mines Hobby Lobby for Corporate Law Theory Quote
    Here. Just remember: The Supreme Court knows just about as much about corporate law theory as I know about string theory. So take anything it says with a grain of salt. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other…
Rank this Week: 309

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
Rank this Week: 409

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/
  • Sep 17

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part V: Ethan Leib

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part V: Ethan Leib
    This is the fifth in a series of posts that are part of a virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. Biographies for...
  • Sep 17

    New in Print

    New in Print
    James F. Nagle, The Twenty-Second Major Frank B. Creekmore, Jr. Lecture. [History of U.S. government contracting.] 213 Mil. L. Rev. 165 (2012) Ralph C. Nash, Jr., The Twenty-Eighth Annual Gilbert A. Cuneo Lecture in Government Contract Law.…
  • Sep 17

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part IV: Robert Hillman

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part IV: Robert Hillman
    This is the fourth in a series of posts that are part of a virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. Biographies for...
Rank this Week: 285