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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: 9

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/
  • Feb 12

    Repeated.donor.miracle

    Repeated.donor.miracle
    That’s the address for the MiamiLaw quadrangle’s center point, as assigned by the exciting new mapping software from What3Words. Our Dean will love that.
  • Feb 11

    Figure

    Figure
    Baby carrots are not baby carrots. I should probably add a category for “stuff everyone else knew.” But, even though I had vaguely wondered how it could be economic to grow so many carrots and harvest them at a tiny ……
  • Feb 10

    Weirdest Ad of the Year?

    Weirdest Ad of the Year?
    This is a genuine Cruz-for-Prez production aimed at Donald Trump. Weird doesn’t begin to describe it.
Rank this Week: 15

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
  • Feb 1

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)
    The latest issue of “Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht  – The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law” (RabelsZ) has just been released. It contains…
  • Feb 1

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention
    The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has just published two Practical Handbooks: * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention (4th edition); * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the…
  • Jan 31

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter
    Objective This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the most recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family law matters. The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for…
Rank this Week: 27

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 31

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 11

    Delaware court’s disapproval of disclosure-only settlements causing plaintiffs pause

    Delaware court’s disapproval of disclosure-only settlements causing plaintiffs pause
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Matthew D. Cain study cited in Daily Journal, Feb. 11, 2016 According to a recent study, stockholder suits in Delaware were filed in 87 percent of all transactions last year, a decline from 95 percent in 2014. But…
  • Feb 10

    Trump and Sanders: The Founders’ worst nightmare

    Trump and Sanders: The Founders’ worst nightmare
    John Yoo writes for The Weekly Standard, Feb. 10, 2016 The men who met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a new constitution designed it to prevent someone like Donald Trump from ever becoming president. One of their great fears was of a…
  • Feb 9

    Corporate inversions aren’t the half of it

    Corporate inversions aren’t the half of it
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, Feb. 9, 2016 If you thought there was a problem with inversions — deals that allow American companies to relocate their headquarters to lower their tax bills — wait until you…
Rank this Week: 35

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Feb 11

    Introducing Maike Isaac

    Introducing Maike Isaac
    It is our great pleasure today to introduce Maike Isaac as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Maike received a Master of Law degree (LL.M.) in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from Viadrina University in Germany and a Master…
  • Feb 11

    The Prosecution of Sexual Violence against Men in International Criminal Law

    The Prosecution of Sexual Violence against Men in International Criminal Law
    International criminal law has been vital in fostering the understanding of sexual violence against women in armed conflict as a weapon of war that targets a woman’s role in society. In particular, the jurisprudence of the International…
  • Feb 11

    Write On! Call for Papers: Colonial Law Conference, Helsinki (deadline March 1)

    Write On! Call for Papers: Colonial Law Conference, Helsinki (deadline March 1)
    The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki has announced a call for papers for the Conference “Law Between Global and Colonial: Techniques of Empire,” to be held…
Rank this Week: 34

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Call for Papers: Persons/Things Workshop

    Call for Papers: Persons/Things Workshop
    The Faculty of Law of the University of Turku has issued a call for papers for a workshop on "Persons/Things," to be held May 12-13, 2016. Here's the call: In recent decades many of the foundational classificatory structures of law have been…
  • Feb 12

    New Issue: Human Rights Law Review

    New Issue: Human Rights Law Review
    The latest issue of the Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 16, no. 1, March 2016) is out. Contents include:Yossi Nehushtan, Offensive Expression: The Limits of Neutral Balancing Tests and the Need to Take Sides Alecia Johns, The Case for…
  • Feb 12

    Jalloh & Meisenberg: The Law Reports of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Volume III: The Taylor Case

    Jalloh & Meisenberg: The Law Reports of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Volume III: The Taylor Case
    Charles Chernor Jalloh (Florida International Univ. - Law) & Simon M. Meisenberg have published The Law Reports of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Volume III: Prosecutor v. Charles Ghankay Taylor (The Taylor Case) (Brill | Nijhoff…
Rank this Week: 39

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Feb 12

    Amidst 32% Enrollment Decline, University Of Minnesota Funds $16 Million Law School Operating Deficit

    Amidst 32% Enrollment Decline, University Of Minnesota Funds $16 Million Law School Operating Deficit
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press, UMN Law School Losses Expected to Total $16M by 2018: With applicants down by half since 2010, the University of Minnesota Law School has been buying out faculty, soliciting more donations and accepting cash…
  • Feb 12

    Lipman Presents De/reconstructing The Shared Responsibility Payment Under the Affordable Car Act At Utah

    Lipman Presents De/reconstructing The Shared Responsibility Payment Under the Affordable Car Act At Utah
    Francine J. Lipman (UNLV) presented De/reconstructing the Shared Responsibility Payment Under the Affordable Car Act at Utah as part of its Faculty Workshop Series: This paper first details and then revises the newly implemented penalty tax…
  • Feb 12

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    Alliance for Competitive Taxation, Busting the Top 6 Corporate Tax Myths of 2015 Bloomberg, Putin's New Internet Czar Wants Apple and Google to Pay More Taxes Bloomberg, Wall Street Partners Targeted for Obamacare Tax in Budget Plan CNN,…
Rank this Week: 40

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: 42

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.
    Jack AyerProfessor EmeritusUCD Law SchoolJdayer@ucdavIs.eduBegin forwarded message:From: Jean Alvares <alvaresj@MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>Date: July 10, 2015 at 3:45:26 AM PDTTo: CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDUSubject: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as…
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 43

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 12

    Competition Law in Latin America: A Practical Guide

    Competition Law in Latin America: A Practical Guide
    Julian Pena and Marcelo Calliari have edited Competition Law in Latin America: A Practical Guide. BOOK ABSTRACT: In the past few years Latin American countries have taken giant steps to reposition their competition authorities in the global…
  • Feb 12

    EU Competition Law: Current Issues in a Global Context Brussels, Belgium 20 May 2016

    EU Competition Law: Current Issues in a Global Context Brussels, Belgium 20 May 2016
    King's College Centre of European Law Conference in co-operation with Crowell & Moring LLP EU Competition Law: Current Issues in a Global Context Hilton Brussels Grand Place, Carrefour de l’Europe, 1000 Brussels, Belgium 20 May 2016,…
  • Feb 12

    Vertical Foreclosure in the Movie Industry

    Vertical Foreclosure in the Movie Industry
    Jaedo Choi, Yonsei University Yun Jeong Choi, Yonsei University and Minki Kim, Yonsei University Vertical Foreclosure in the Movie Industry. ABSTRACT: In this paper, we analyze the market foreclosure effects resulting from vertical…
Rank this Week: 44

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 12

    Complete List to SCOTUSBlog On-Line Symposium on United States v. Texa

    Complete List to SCOTUSBlog On-Line Symposium on United States v. Texa
    Here is a complete list to the SCOTUSBlog On-Line Symposium on United States v. Texas. I must admit that I found the title to John Eastman's contribution to be WAY over the top. Date Author Post Title 02.11.16 John Eastman...
  • Feb 12

    Average Wait Time in Immigration Court Rises -- Again

    Average Wait Time in Immigration Court Rises -- Again
    TRAC reports that, as of the end of January 2016, open cases in U.S. Immigration Court have been waiting for an average of 667 days, a new high. This is 3.7 percent longer than the 643 days average wait time...
  • Feb 12

    Sanders, Clinton Agree on Need for Immigration Reform (and a Path to Legalization), End the Raid

    Sanders, Clinton Agree on Need for Immigration Reform (and a Path to Legalization), End the Raid
    In the Democratic presidential debate last night, Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton agreed on the need for immigration reform and an end to the use of immigration raids to enforce the immigration laws. KJ…
Rank this Week: 46

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Magistrate Refuses To Dismiss Suit Against Anti-Falun Gong Organization

    Magistrate Refuses To Dismiss Suit Against Anti-Falun Gong Organization
    In Jingrong v. Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16560 (ED NY, Jan. 28, 2016), a group of Falun Gong practitioners in Flushing Queens, New York sued an allegedly virulent anti-Falun Gong organization under…
  • Feb 12

    Denial of Permit For Muslim Cemetery Was Arbitrary and Capriciou

    Denial of Permit For Muslim Cemetery Was Arbitrary and Capriciou
    The Farmington (MN) Independent reported yesterday on a decision last month by a Dakota County, Minnesota trial court judge holding that the Castle Rock Township board of supervisors' decision to deny a permit for a Muslim cemetery was…
  • Feb 12

    Title VII Suit Dismissed Under Ministerial Exception

    Title VII Suit Dismissed Under Ministerial Exception
    In Moreno v. Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16543 (ED NY, Jan. 20, 2016), a New York federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing a Title VII action brought by an African-American Episcopal pastor who claimed…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • Feb 12

    O'Malley on Neoliberalism and Criminal Justice

    O'Malley on Neoliberalism and Criminal Justice
    Pat O'Malley (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) has posted Neoliberalism, Crime and Criminal Justice on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Neoliberalism has played a prominent role in criminological accounts of criminal justice and penal…
  • Feb 12

    Zatz on Disparate Impact

    Zatz on Disparate Impact
    Noah Zatz (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) has posted Disparate Impact and the Unity of Equality Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article offers a new theory of disparate impact liability. This theory...
  • Feb 12

    Fox-Decent on "Sovereignty's Promise"

    Fox-Decent on &quot;Sovereignty's Promise&quot;
    Evan Fox-Decent (McGill University - Faculty of Law) has posted three excerpts from Sovereignty's Promise: The State as Fiduciary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011): Sovereignty's Promise: The State as Fiduciary: This is the front matter…
Rank this Week: 53

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 12

    When The Experts Cannot Be Trusted

    When The Experts Cannot Be Trusted
    There have been a number of cases recently where financial advisers and sellers who had “blue-chip reputations have been accused of either staggering incompetence or outright fraud that led to multimillion-dollar losses.” People need to…
  • Feb 12

    When There Is A Dispute Over A Joint Operating Agreement

    When There Is A Dispute Over A Joint Operating Agreement
    Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs) are often used by operators in the oil and gas industry to share some of the risks and expenses of oil and gas exploration. Whenever there is a disagreement between the operators the JOA dispute could...
  • Feb 12

    2016 Tax Deductible Limits Increased For Long-Term-Care Insurance

    2016 Tax Deductible Limits Increased For Long-Term-Care Insurance
    The amount of money that tax-payers may deduct from their tax returns this year when purchasing long-term-care insurance or paying monthly policy premiums has been increased by the IRS. “Monthly premiums for long-term-care insurance…
Rank this Week: 56

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    Call for Submissions: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

    Call for Submissions: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum
    We have the following call for submissions (note that this year's forum specifically calls for "Law and humanities" submissions):Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty ForumRequest for SubmissionsJune 28-29, 2016, Yale Law SchoolYale, Stanford,…
  • Feb 11

    Hickford on Prerogative Land Grants in Early NZ

    Hickford on Prerogative Land Grants in Early NZ
    Mark Hickford, Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law, has posted “Settling Some Very Important Principles of Colonial Law”: Three “Forgotten” Cases of the 1840s, published in Victoria University of…
  • Feb 11

    Lavoie on Restraint of Alienation of Indigenous Lands across CANZUS

    Lavoie on Restraint of Alienation of Indigenous Lands across CANZUS
    Malcolm Lavoie, University of Alberta Faculty of Law, has posted Why Restrain Alienation of Indigenous Lands?This paper provides the first comprehensive account of the rule against alienating indigenous lands to private parties, that is to…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Feb 12

    A Comparative Critique of "The Ultimate Unifying Approach to Complying With All Laws and Regulations"

    A Comparative Critique of "The Ultimate Unifying Approach to Complying With All Laws and Regulations"
    In the new Green Bag, Daniel Solove and Woodrow Hartzog have an article titled "The Ultimate Unifying Approach to Complying With All Laws and Regulations." It's described here. This is the SSRN abstract: "There are countless…
  • Feb 12

    The Borders of Black History

    The Borders of Black History
    Black history is often regarded as primarily a matter of race or skin color, whereas Latino and Asian American history are about borders. But I tend to think that borders have played an important role in African American history too: the…
  • Feb 11

    Judicial supremacy and professional responsibility

    Judicial supremacy and professional responsibility
    The ethics complaint filed against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last summer will proceed to a State Bar investigation. (H/T: Josh Blackman) The complaint stems from a letter Paxton sent to county clerks in the wake of Obergefell,…
Rank this Week: 65

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: 68

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/
  • Feb 12

    Today&#039;s Headlines and Commentary

    Today&amp;#039;s Headlines and Commentary
    The United States and Russia have announced agreement on a ceasefire in Syria set take effect next week. The plan will move forward the delivery of much needed aid to besieged Syrian cities. The New York Times writes that, if…
  • Feb 12

    How Concerned Should We Be about IoT Vulnerability?

    How Concerned Should We Be about IoT Vulnerability?
    In 2006, when the Office of the Director of National Intelligence provided its first "Annual Threat Asssessment" top billing went to the "Global Jihadist Threat."  Rounding out the top three concerns, Director Negroponte mentioned the…
  • Feb 12

    2016 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

    2016 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community
    On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper provided the annual Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community to Congress. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee with DIA Director Vincent…
Rank this Week: 89

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 12

    Behrens & Hitchcock Fat Boy (Napa Valley) 2004

    Behrens &amp; Hitchcock Fat Boy (Napa Valley) 2004
    I served this mostly Merlot (91%) wine with Mushroom Stroganoff (using this recipe). Recipe tweaks included used 8 ounces cremini mushrooms instead of the portobellos and adding reconstituted dried... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 11

    Eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Alden Abbott reports: In my Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum published yesterday, I call for elimination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on constitutional and economic policy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 11

    Americans really are in a populist mood, if their attitude towards executive compensation is any evidence

    Americans really are in a populist mood, if their attitude towards executive compensation is any evidence
    Broc Romanek: Here’s the teaser for this new set of survey results from Stanford: Recently, the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University conducted a nationwide survey of 1,202... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Feb 12

    Perlin & Lynch on Criminology, Scientific Discoveries and the Criminal Proce

    Perlin &amp; Lynch on Criminology, Scientific Discoveries and the Criminal Proce
    Michael L. Perlin and Alison J. Lynch (New York Law School and Disability Rights New York) have posted 'In the Wasteland of Your Mind': Criminology, Scientific Discoveries and the Criminal Process (Virginia Journal of Criminal Law,…
  • Feb 12

    Wilson on Interjural Incommensurability in Criminal Law

    Wilson on Interjural Incommensurability in Criminal Law
    Paulina E. Wilson (Queen's University Belfast) has posted Interjural Incommensurability in Criminal Law: Constructing a Framework for Micro-Comparisons for Translation Purposes (in Tessuto G and Salvi R (eds), Language and Law in Social…
  • Feb 12

    Gless et al. on Robot Crime

    Gless et al. on Robot Crime
    Sabine Gless , Emily Silverman and Thomas Weigend (University of Basel , Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law and University of Cologne) have posted If Robots…
Rank this Week: 98

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 12

    A2J DIY 5: Provide Some Services on a Flat-Rate Basi

    A2J DIY 5: Provide Some Services on a Flat-Rate Basi
    This post continues my discussion of remunerative practice models that improve access to justice. I spent a good bit of space in my post on unbundled services, also known as limited-scope retainers, dumping on the comprehensive…
  • Feb 12

    Promoting Better Practices – a Proactive Approach to Lawyer and Paralegal Regulation

    Promoting Better Practices – a Proactive Approach to Lawyer and Paralegal Regulation
    Among regulators across Canada, and internationally, there is increasing interest in proactive regulatory initiatives that focus on better practice management to achieve improved client service and professional conduct. Traditionally, law…
  • Feb 12

    “The Franchise”

    “The Franchise”
    Almost two years ago, I asked here on Slaw “Is It Time For A National Retail Law Firm?”. I argued that some twenty plus years on from the dawn of the national firm model in the business law context, there was a growing opportunity…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Feb 5

    Arnow-Richman on Unilateral Modification of At-Will Contract Term

    Arnow-Richman on Unilateral Modification of At-Will Contract Term
    Rachel Arnow-Richman (Denver) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming 57 Boston College L. Rev.___ (2016)) Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts. Here's the abstract: [Employers often unilaterally alter the terms of at-will…
  • Feb 5

    Bauries Voted Full Professor

    Bauries Voted Full Professor
    A belated but heartfelt congratulations to Scott Bauries (Kentucky), who last week was voted up for full professorship. Scott's colleagues at Kentucky are extraordinarily lucky to have him a member of their faculty, and I am equally lucky to…
  • Feb 5

    Breastfeeding at Work

    Breastfeeding at Work
    As we are well aware, breastfeeding in the workplace continues to be a controversial employment law issue. Recent case law and regulations on the topic have helped to provide some guidance on this issue. The United States is not alone...
Rank this Week: 105

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/
  • Feb 12

    Lateral Faculty Move: Carrissa and Andy Hessick From Utah to UNC

    Lateral Faculty Move: Carrissa and Andy Hessick From Utah to UNC
    Professor and Associate Dean Carissa Hessick and Professor Andy Hessick of the University of Utah College of Law have accepted appointments on the University of North Carolina Law faculty, starting this fall.
  • Feb 12

    UC Hastings Seeks Innovation Law VAP

    UC Hastings Seeks Innovation Law VAP
    This just in: The University of California Hastings College of the Law is seeking candidates for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the Institute for Innovation Law. We are now accepting applications for a two-year appointment that…
  • Feb 11

    Uberlawyer

    Uberlawyer
    In today's mail came the 2016 issue of North Carolina Super Lawyers®, a magazine published by ThomsonReuters that purports to identify the best lawyers in the state through a "patented selection process." Lawyers are nominated by…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Feb 12

    Gene Editing Permitted in Britain

    Gene Editing Permitted in Britain
    New York Times (Feb. 2, 2016): Britain Allows New Method to Edit Genes, by Nicholas Wade: Gene editing refers to cutting and pasting DNA in and out of human embryos, eggs and sperm. Used for reproductive purposes, these alterations would...
  • Feb 11

    CRR organizes a rally for WWH v. Hellerstedt argument

    CRR organizes a rally for WWH v. Hellerstedt argument
    The Center for Reproductive Rights is organizing a rally in D.C. on March 2 for the Supreme Court argument of Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt (formerly Cole). The case challenges a Texas law which will result in the closure of...
  • Feb 10

    Access to Abortion for Adolescents in Developing Countrie

    Access to Abortion for Adolescents in Developing Countrie
    Guttmacher Institute (Feb. 3, 2016): Adolescents in Developing Countries Face Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services, by Rebecca Wind: This week, the Guttmacher Institute released a fact sheet on barriers to adolescents seeking…
Rank this Week: 114

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/
  • Feb 12

    People v. McCarthy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)

    People v. McCarthy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)
    A statute says that you can impose a particular form of restitution "for felony violations of" Statute X.Defendant is convicted of violating Statute Y.  Some, but not all, activities that would violate Statute Y would also violate…
  • Feb 12

    In Re Donovan L. (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)

    In Re Donovan L. (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)
    "Shannon was married to Donovan at the time of DJ's conception in 2010 and birth in 2011. In 2010, Shannon had an affair with David and informed him she was pregnant. David did not seek involvement in Shannon's pregnancy or DJ's rearing until…
  • Feb 10

    Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 4, 2015)

    Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 4, 2015)
    Nothing from the Ninth Circuit or California Court of Appeal so far today.So let's go back a tiny bit and give a cheer for Justice Aronson.The first paragraph of this opinion makes crystal clear both what the case is about as well as what the…
Rank this Week: 135

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 10

    International Law Movie

    International Law Movie
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon After attending a great panel at ESIL in 2014 on International Law and Film, I’ve been thinking about how to integrate film into my public international law class. I’ve compiled a list of…
  • Feb 8

    The First Annual Michael Lewis Memorial Teleforum on “Defining the Law of War”

    The First Annual Michael Lewis Memorial Teleforum on “Defining the Law of War”
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku As many of our readers may recall, the late Professor Michael Lewis was a great friend of this blog and an important voice in U.S. international law and national security scholarship.  To honor his memory,…
  • Feb 8

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 8, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 8, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for Friday’s…
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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
  • Jan 22

    Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"

    Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"
    Suppose a court holds in the context of a habeas petition that a constitutional right is not yet “clearly established.” Can we conclude from this that the right does not exist? The answer, of course, is “no”—it…
  • Dec 31

    Tracey L. Meares, "Police Reform and Public Security"

    Tracey L. Meares, "Police Reform and Public Security"
    Keynote address for the University of Chicago Law School Legal Forum Symposium 2015: Policing the Police First published in 1985, the University of Chicago Legal Forum is the Law School’s second-oldest journal. The Legal Forum is a…
  • Dec 9

    Douglas Hallward-Driemeier & Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"

    Douglas Hallward-Driemeier &amp; Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"
    "Standing Up for Marriage Equality: Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments" Doug Hallward-Driemeier leads Ropes & Gray’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice. He has presented more than 60 appellate arguments,…
Rank this Week: 147

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: 148

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/
  • Feb 12

    Negative Interest Rate

    Negative Interest Rate
    A while ago, I discussed the possible implication of negative interest rates on the definition of security. For those of you interested in the general topic of negative interest rates, today's New York Times has a very good discussion of...
  • Feb 12

    Running, The Olympic Trials for the Marathon, and the Practice of Law

    Running, The Olympic Trials for the Marathon, and the Practice of Law
    Even though I have never participated in a single Yoga class, I enjoyed my co-editor Joan Heminway’s Yoga Analogy Post from a couple weeks ago. Her post inspired this analogy post about running and the law. While I am not...
  • Feb 11

    Call for Papers- Journal of Ethics & Entrepreneurship

    Call for Papers- Journal of Ethics &amp; Entrepreneurship
    Call for Papers Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 2017) Special Issue - The Ethics of Social Entrepreneurship Donald W. Caudill, Executive Editor (Godbold School of Business, Gardner-Webb University), invites authors to submitpapers for a special issue…
Rank this Week: 152

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
  • Feb 7

    Head of School Bookshelf, Winter, 2016 Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf, Winter, 2016 Edition
    For the cozy Sundays in New England, with snow lying all around (as it is this morning in Andover, MA), here’s the line-up of books I have put out on the Head of School bookshelf for faculty at Phillips Academy: … Continue…
  • Sep 30

    Introduction of George H.W. Bush at All School Meeting, Phillips Academy

    Introduction of George H.W. Bush at All School Meeting, Phillips Academy
    This morning, President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush surprised our student body by joining us for All School Meeting in Cochran Chapel at Phillips Academy.  The All School Meeting featured Mary Kate Cary and the film she…
  • Sep 23

    Head of School Bookshelf, Fiction Edition, Fall, 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf, Fiction Edition, Fall, 2015
    A few times a year, I share a booklist with the Phillips Academy faculty and offer up copies of the selections on a bookshelf outside my office.  I’m going with an all-fiction Head of School bookshelf for Fall, 2015. Last ……
Rank this Week: 184

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Feb 12

    Better Fitness In Middle Age May Stop This Organ From Shrinking

    Better Fitness In Middle Age May Stop This Organ From Shrinking
    “We found a direct correlation in our study between poor fitness and brain volume decades later, which indicates accelerated brain aging,” study author Nicole Spartano, of the Boston University School of Medicine, said in a…
  • Feb 12

    Pope and Russian Orthodox Leader Meet in Historic Step - The New York Time

    Pope and Russian Orthodox Leader Meet in Historic Step - The New York Time
    HAVANA — Pope Francis on Friday became the first pontiff to ever meet a patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, as the two Christian leaders set aside centuries of division in a historic encounter that was held in an unlikely...
  • Feb 12

    Rabid bats kill 12 in Peru’s Amazon

    Rabid bats kill 12 in Peru’s Amazon
    Most of the 12 killed were children, according to the health ministry. Nine of them were indigenous members of the Achuar people from the Datem del Marañon province of Peru’s Loreto state, while three victims lived in the…
Rank this Week: 213

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Jan 29

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Weiling Chou, Note, Restoring Integrity in American Businesses: A Broad Interpretation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 60 Wayne L.…
  • Jan 29

    Candadian Crowdfunding Exemption

    Candadian Crowdfunding Exemption
    The securities regulatory authorities in Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have adopted in final form Multilateral Instrument 45-108, which governs crowdfunding in those jurisdictions. The Canadian Securities…
  • Jan 29

    This Week in Securities Litigation

    This Week in Securities Litigation
    The SEC Actions Blog has compiled This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending January 29, 2016).
Rank this Week: 207

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Feb 12

    Firms and Fiduciarie

    Firms and Fiduciarie
    Scholarship on fiduciary law is enjoying a new burst of energy in the U.S., and I am grateful to be...
  • Feb 11

    Financial Regulation By Deal, Again

    Financial Regulation By Deal, Again
    How should we regulate the derivatives markets? Dodd-Frank gave the CFTC (and SEC, for securities derivatives) the power to act....
  • Feb 9

    Timothy Geithner's Semi-Charmed Life

    Timothy Geithner's Semi-Charmed Life
    Former NY Fed Chair, Secretary of Treasury, and tax scofflaw Timothy Geithner is in the news again. The now-president of...
Rank this Week: 223

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 12

    Pregnancy Clinics Fight for Right to Deny Abortion Information

    Pregnancy Clinics Fight for Right to Deny Abortion Information
    From The New York Times: “Free Pregnancy Testing,” reads the large sign in front of the East County Pregnancy Care Clinic, on a busy intersection of this impoverished city east of San Diego. Inside the clinic, a woman will not...
  • Feb 11

    Fear Factor: Meeting with a Family Law Attorney

    Fear Factor: Meeting with a Family Law Attorney
    From The Charlotte Observer: “I have an appointment this afternoon with a family law attorney.” “Oh no. I’m so sorry. So, you are going through a divorce?” “What? No, no. I just want to ask some questions. Do you think...
  • Feb 10

    Florida Bill Aims to Abolish Cohabitation Law

    Florida Bill Aims to Abolish Cohabitation Law
    From Action News Jacksonville: Living with a significant other out of wedlock is illegal in Florida, but anew push, mostly by Democratic state lawmakers, is trying to do away with the ban on shacking up. Michigan, Mississippi and Florida…
Rank this Week: 222

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 11

    Student Reporters and Their First Amendment Right

    Student Reporters and Their First Amendment Right
    Writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Peter Schmidt discusses a push to protect student journalists.
  • Feb 10

    Dimopoulos, Mitchell, and Voon on The Tobacco Industry and FOIA Law

    Dimopoulos, Mitchell, and Voon on The Tobacco Industry and FOIA Law
    Georgina Dimopoulos, Andrew D. Mitchell, and Tania S. L. Voon, all of the University of Melbourne Law School, are publishing The Tobacco Industry's Strategic Use of Freedom of Information Laws: A Comparative Analysis in the Oxford University…
  • Feb 10

    Campbell on Speech-Facilitating Conduct

    Campbell on Speech-Facilitating Conduct
    Wesley J. Campbell, Stanford Law School, is publishing Speech-Facilitating Conduct in volume 68 of the Stanford Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Free speech doctrine generally protects only expression, leaving regulations of…
Rank this Week: 225

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 4

    Kentucky Right To Work Municipal Ordinance Preempted By NLRA

    Kentucky Right To Work Municipal Ordinance Preempted By NLRA
    UAW v. Hardin County, ___F. Supp. 2d ___(W.D. Kentucky, Feb. 3, 2016), is an important case. Download Hardin County Order A federal court held that a municipal ordinance which mandated right to work and limited union hiring halls and…
  • Jan 28

    BLS Union Membership Stats Just Released

    BLS Union Membership Stats Just Released
    On January 28, 2016, the BLS released their annual statistics on union membership and the results are not pretty if you support unions, particularly in the private sector. Here. Among the highlights: • Public-sector workers had a union…
  • Jan 15

    Exotic Dancers Are Employee

    Exotic Dancers Are Employee
    Exotic Island Enterprises v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___ (3rd Dep't. Jan. 14, 2016), raises a whole host of legal questions for which law review commentary is welcome. Factually, the court held that exotic dancers are employees for…
Rank this Week: 232

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 239

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 240

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    From Selma to Ferguson

    From Selma to Ferguson
    Yesterday the Department of Justice sued Ferguson, Missouri, following the collapse of the settlement to overhaul that city's police department to remedy a long history of civil rights abuses. Stephen Rushin (who teaches at the University of…
  • Feb 11

    A Symposium on Calabresi's The Future of Law and Economic

    A Symposium on Calabresi's The Future of Law and Economic
    I just wanted to thank Gerard for hosting a symposium on Guido Calabresi's new book, The Future of Law and Economics, about a week ago. The contributions included: Kenneth Abraham, Pearls Beyond PriceIan Ayres, The Liability Rule…
  • Feb 9

    The Emerging Law of Algorithms, Robots, and Predictive Analytic

    The Emerging Law of Algorithms, Robots, and Predictive Analytic
    In 1897, Holmes famously pronounced, "For the rational study of the law the blackletter man may be the man of the present, but the man of the future is the man of statistics and the master of economics." He could scarcely envision at the…
Rank this Week: 246

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/
  • Feb 9

    ABA adopts Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Service

    ABA adopts Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Service
    At yesterday's Midyear Meeting, the ABA House of Delegates adopted Resolution 105, Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Services. This resolution is a product of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services.…
  • Feb 3

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer
    A new study of lawyers from 19 states reveals the extent of substance use and depression. From the study's abstract: Attorneys experience problematic drinking that is hazardous, harmful, or otherwise consistent with alcohol use disorders at a…
  • Jan 20

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two
    [Cross posted from The Faculty Lounge] Is it true, as Alice Goffman asserted in On the Run, that To round up enough young men to meet their informal quotas and satisfy their superiors, the [Philadelphia] police wait outside hospitals…
Rank this Week: 248

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

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

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 245

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/
  • Feb 12

    Sale To Friend Draws Indefinite Suspension

    Sale To Friend Draws Indefinite Suspension
    The Kansas Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended an attorney convicted of drug offense On May 13, 2014, the Douglas County, Kansas, District Attorney's office filed an amended information charging the respondent with two counts of…
  • Feb 11

    Child Of The Judge

    Child Of The Judge
    A new opinion from the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee ISSUES Whether potential ethical violations are raised for a judge when a law firm publicly acknowledges, promotes, or markets the fact that an attorney with the law firm is…
  • Feb 11

    Late-Writing Bar Applicant Denied Admission (For Now)

    Late-Writing Bar Applicant Denied Admission (For Now)
    The Ohio Supreme Court has denied admission to an applicant who was found to have twice written after time was called on the bar examination. Lingyu Jia of Columbus, Ohio, is a 2013 graduate of the Case Western Reserve University...
Rank this Week: 254

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 273