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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

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 12

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 22

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

    Political Advertising on TV in the UK Legal Regime and the European Convention on Human Right
    Ronan Ó Fathaigh, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law, is publishing Political Advertising Bans and Freedom of Expression in volume 27 of the Greek Public Law Journal in volume 27 (2014). Here is the abstract. In Animal…
  • Oct 21

    UK Politician Supports More Protections For Media Who Seek Out Stories In the Public Interest

    UK Politician Supports More Protections For Media Who Seek Out Stories In the Public Interest
    Nick Clegg, head of the UK's Liberal Democratic party, advocates a "public interest" defense for the media, which would include allowing journalists to pursue stories even if they broke laws such as those prohibiting bribery or…
  • Oct 21

    The First Amendment and Frozen Categorie

    The First Amendment and Frozen Categorie
    Steven Shiffrin, Cornell Law School, is publishing The Dark Side of the First Amendment in volume 61 of the UCLA Law Review (2014). Here is the abstract. Each year, the UCLA School of Law hosts the Melville B. Nimmer Memorial...
Rank this Week: 18

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Oct 20

    The New Pictogram

    The New Pictogram
    Google released 750 new icons for phones and tablets that will undoubtedly take over the world. They’re free for anyone to use. (Click above for a larger image of a some of them.) Cory Doctorow thinks this move by Google ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)
    This is part two of a two-part guide to the ballot in South Florida. Part One covered candidates on the 2014 ballot in Miami-Dade; this part looks at the three state-wide proposals to amend the Florida Constitution, at four proposals ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)
    Absentee ballots are out, early voting begins this week, must be time for a South Florida election guide. (See your personalized sample ballot.) If your mind is made up on the headline races, skip down to the judges. My suggestions ……
Rank this Week: 23

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Cunningham: Inside the Politics of Self-Determination

    Cunningham: Inside the Politics of Self-Determination
    Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham (Univ. of Maryland - Political Science) has published Inside the Politics of Self-Determination (Oxford Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:There are currently over 100 stateless nations pressing for greater…
  • Oct 22

    Caron, Kelly, & Telesetsky: The International Law of Disaster Relief

    Caron, Kelly, & Telesetsky: The International Law of Disaster Relief
    David D. Caron (King's College London - Law), Michael J. Kelly (Creighton Univ. - Law), & Anastasia Telesetsky (Univ. of Idaho - Law) have published The International Law of Disaster Relief (Cambridge Univ. Press 2014). Contents…
  • Oct 22

    Boister & Currie: Routledge Handbook of Transnational Criminal Law

    Boister & Currie: Routledge Handbook of Transnational Criminal Law
    Neil Boister (Univ. of Canterbury - Law) & Robert J. Currie (Dalhousie Univ. - Law) have published Routledge Handbook of Transnational Criminal Law (Routledge 2014). Here's the abstract:Certain types of crime are increasingly being…
Rank this Week: 33

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Oct 22

    Himma on Information Scarcity & Intellectual Property

    Himma on Information Scarcity & Intellectual Property
    Kenneth Einar Himma (University of Washington - School of Law) has posted Information Scarcity and the Legitimacy of Legal Protection of Intellectual Property Rights on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It is sometimes thought that the question of…
  • Oct 22

    Etzioni on Cyber Age Privacy

    Etzioni on Cyber Age Privacy
    Amitai Etzioni (George Washington University) has posted A Cyber Age Privacy Doctrine: More Coherent, Less Subjective, and Operational (Brooklyn Law Review , Vol. 80, No. 4, 2015 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a previous…
  • Oct 22

    Winston on Seed Distribution & Property

    Winston on Seed Distribution & Property
    Elizabeth I. Winston (Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law) had posted Sowing the Seeds of Protection (Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Seeds are chattel. As such, seeds are protectable…
Rank this Week: 36

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Law Schools Rankings by Mid-Career Salarie

    Law Schools Rankings by Mid-Career Salarie
    Wall Street Journal, Harvard Law Graduates Top Salary Survey: At $201,000 a year, Harvard Law School alumni earn more than those of any other U.S. graduate school by the midpoint in their careers. ... The data come courtesy of the online…
  • Oct 22

    Thompson: The Cat-and-Mouse Inversion Game with Burger King

    Thompson: The Cat-and-Mouse Inversion Game with Burger King
    Samuel C. Thompson, Jr. (Penn State), The Cat-and-Mouse Inversion Game with Burger King, 144 Tax Notes 1317 (Sept. 15, 2014): With inversions, taxpayers and the Treasury are playing a game of Cat and Mouse. The partnership structure employed…
  • Oct 22

    Death of Mark Kuller

    Death of Mark Kuller
    Washington Post, Mark Kuller, Former Tax Lawyer Who Opened Acclaimed Restaurants in D.C., Dies at 61: Mark Kuller, a former tax lawyer who transformed his prodigious appetite for good food and drink into a diverse collection of critically…
Rank this Week: 38

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
  • Oct 22

    Save the Date: ILA 2016 Biennial Conference

    Save the Date: ILA 2016 Biennial Conference
    The 77th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association will take place from 7 to 11 August 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This year’s theme will be ‘International Law and State Practice: Is there a North/South…
  • Oct 21

    OGEL & TDM Call for Papers: Special Issue on Renewable Energy Dispute

    OGEL & TDM Call for Papers: Special Issue on Renewable Energy Dispute
    Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Journal and Transnational Dispute Management invite submissions for a joint Special Issue on Renewable Energy Disputes. Renewable energy production is nothing new: windmills have been used to produce wind-based energy…
  • Oct 19

    Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards – A Practical Guide

    Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards – A Practical Guide
    This new book by Apostolos Anthimos is a further step to record systematically the existing Greek case law in the field of International Civil Litigation. Following last year’s publication on the Service of Process Abroad the author…
Rank this Week: 41

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Antitrust Professor Letter to the FCC in Opposition to the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger

    Antitrust Professor Letter to the FCC in Opposition to the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger
    On Monday I filed a letter to the FCC* in opposition to the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. Over 30 professors of law and economics signed the letter. From the filing: In this letter, we analyze four issues that, when taken...
  • Oct 22

    Noncooperative Market Allocation and the Formation of Downtown

    Noncooperative Market Allocation and the Formation of Downtown
    Yannai A. Gonczarowski, Hebrew University and Moshe Tennenholtz, Microsoft Research and Technion address Noncooperative Market Allocation and the Formation of Downtown. ABSTRACT: Can noncooperative behaviour of merchants lead to a market…
  • Oct 22

    Economic replicability tests for next-generation access network

    Economic replicability tests for next-generation access network
    Laure Jaunaux (EUI) and Marc Lebourges (EUI) discuss Economic replicability tests for next-generation access networks. ABSTRACT: This paper discusses the relevant cost standard for the economic replicability test for Next-Generation Access…
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: 46

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Puerto Rico Court Upholds Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

    Puerto Rico Court Upholds Ban On Same-Sex Marriage
    In one of the few recent victories for opponents of same-sex marriage, the federal district court for the district of Puerto Rico yesterday dismissed a challenge to the Puerto Rico law that recognizes only opposite-gender marriage.  In…
  • Oct 22

    Austrian Government Proposes Dramatic Revisions In Law Governing Islamic Community

    Austrian Government Proposes Dramatic Revisions In Law Governing Islamic Community
    In Austria, the government presented a draft bill to Parliament earlier this month that would dramatically revise the country's 1912 Islam Law governing the status of the Muslim community.  According to AINA:The new law would regulate at…
  • Oct 22

    NY Top Court Hears Arguments Over Tax Exemption For Land of Pagan Group

    NY Top Court Hears Arguments Over Tax Exemption For Land of Pagan Group
    Yesterday, the New York Court of Appeals-- the state's highest court-- heard oral arguments in Matter of Maetreum of Cybele, Magna Mater, Inc. v McCoy.  At issue is whether a neo-Pagan group is entitled to a tax exemption for a…
Rank this Week: 48

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 52

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 22

    Does #A2J Need a Strategic Plan?

    Does #A2J Need a Strategic Plan?
    I’m in the midst of preparing a presentation for Manitoba’s upcoming Pitblado Lectures describing various online and new media approaches to access to justice. In doing so, I have been struck by the range and variety of players in…
  • Oct 22

    A National Holiday, a Sports Team’s Name, and Researching Native American Law

    A National Holiday, a Sports Team’s Name, and Researching Native American Law
    In the United States we recently celebrated Columbus Day on October 13th. The day was established in 1934, as a national holiday to celebrate the Italian-American heritage of exploration; then was moved to the second Monday in October in…
  • Oct 22

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Miller v. Carley, 2009 CanLII…
Rank this Week: 56

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Estate Planning Considerations for Wine Collection

    Estate Planning Considerations for Wine Collection
    Collections create unique estate planning considerations, and collections of alcohol call for even more concentrated estate planning strategies. For the administrator of a deceased wine collector's estate, it is important to consider specific…
  • Oct 21

    Haunting Life Insurance Mistake

    Haunting Life Insurance Mistake
    With Halloween right around the corner, parents and grandparents are usually focused on costumes and candy rather than life insurance policies. Life insurance can serve multiple purposes, and for most people is a tool for income replacement.…
  • Oct 21

    Lawsuit Over Handling of Holographic Will

    Lawsuit Over Handling of Holographic Will
    An Austin lawyer and her firm have been sued by fifteen family members, alleging she failed to hire a handwriting expert to show their deceased matriarch’s will was forged and they should have received more from the estate. The lawyer...
Rank this Week: 57

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 59

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought

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

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap

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

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement
    James Rule writes for The Sacramento Bee, September 10, 2014 A broad coalition of civic-minded parties should call for creation of a national monument to those slain without justification by those entrusted with upholding the law. Both public…
Rank this Week: 66

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: 74

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Parisi et al. on Deterrence in Ancient Law

    Parisi et al. on Deterrence in Ancient Law
    Francesco Parisi, Daniel Pi, Barbara Luppi, and Iole Fargnoli have posted Deterrence of Wrongdoing in Ancient Law.  Here is the abstract:Ancient laws addressed all types of wrongdoing with a single set of remedies that over time pursued…
  • Oct 21

    CFP: Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop

    CFP: Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop
    Via H-Law, we have the following Call for Papers: Law & Humanities Junior Scholar WorkshopColumbia Law School, the University of Southern California Center for Law,History & Culture, UCLA School of Law, and Georgetown University…
  • Oct 21

    Davies on Pennypacking the Waite Court

    Davies on Pennypacking the Waite Court
    Ross E. Davies, George Mason University School of Law, has posted Breakfast with the Justices: Networking in the Nineteenth Century, which appears in the 2014 Green Bag Almanac & Reader 109.  Here is the abstract: On Thursday,…
Rank this Week: 78

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Oct 22

    Berkshire and Coca-Cola: Deja Vu All Over Again

    Berkshire and Coca-Cola: Deja Vu All Over Again
    In response to the business media frenzy over what challenges at the Coca-Cola Company mean for Berkshire Hathaway, which owns a large stake in the company acquired in 1988, herewith an excerpt for perspective…
  • Oct 22

    FAN 37 (First Amendment News) McCutcheon case produces flood of scholarly commentary — 40 works!

    FAN 37 (First Amendment News) McCutcheon case produces flood of scholarly commentary — 40 works!
    Before proceeding to the scholarly output on McCutcheon, here is where we stand this Term on First Amendment free expression cases: Review Granted Elonis v. United States (to be argued on 12-1-14) Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar Reed…
  • Oct 21

    FAN 36.3 (First Amendment News) A street named Carlin

    FAN 36.3 (First Amendment News) A street named Carlin
    Tomorrow New York City will rename a street to honor the late George Carlin, the famed comedian and inspiration for FCC v. Pacifica (1978), the infamous First Amendment case sustaining a broadcast ban on “7 dirty words.”…
Rank this Week: 84

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Another voice on classroom technology

    Another voice on classroom technology
    From Clay Shirky, a professor media studies at NYU. I especially appreciate the point that student distraction by technology is a biological inevitably; as he writes, "[h]umans are incapable of ignoring surprising new information in our…
  • Oct 21

    Subject matter jurisdiction crossword

    Subject matter jurisdiction crossword
    From Spencer Weber Waller (Loyola-Chicago): The Subject Matter Jurisdiction crossword puzzle. The answer to 12-Down is "thetutor" (Spencer's TA); the answer to 15-Down is "Locke" (that section's torts professor). New York…
  • Oct 20

    Tips for First-Year Law Professor

    Tips for First-Year Law Professor
    I want to offer some advice for the fortunate few who landed a tenure-track law teaching job recently and are now in their first year of teaching. Everyone has a different perspective, of course, and if I go astray, I hope others will respond…
Rank this Week: 86

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Oct 21

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part I

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part I
    Is there a valid economic-duress objection to the US Department of Labor’s exercise of “hot goods” authority under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Under FLSA, 29 U.S.C. §§ 212(a), 215(a)(1), the US Department of Labor (DOL) can…
  • Oct 21

    EEOC to Host Live ADA Chat

    EEOC to Host Live ADA Chat
    image from www.eeoc.gov The EEOC has scheduled a live chat which will take place via Twitter on October 28th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (EDT). As this is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Commission will be addressing questions…
  • Oct 20

    AALS Newsletter - Request for Information

    AALS Newsletter - Request for Information
    Monique Lillard (Univ. of Idaho) and Natasha Martin (Seattle Univ.) pass along the following request for information for the annual AALS newsletter. Call for information for Joint Newsletter published by the AALS Sections on Labor and…
Rank this Week: 89

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    DC Circuit: Brazilian Steak Chef Eligible for L-1B Visa

    DC Circuit: Brazilian Steak Chef Eligible for L-1B Visa
    Photo Courtesy of Ask.com Joe Palazzolo of the Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that foreign chefs with specialized knowledge acquired through cultural traditions,…
  • Oct 22

    Immigrant of the Day: Norichika Aoki | Outfielder, Kansas City Royal

    Immigrant of the Day: Norichika Aoki | Outfielder, Kansas City Royal
    Born in Japan, Nori Aoki is an outfielder for the Kansas City Royals. The Royals are in the post-season for the first time since 1985. Aoki has been solid at or near the top of the Royals' batting order. The...
  • Oct 22

    Immigration Article of the Day: Should Citizenship Be for Sale? by Ayelet Shachar and Rainer Baubock

    Immigration Article of the Day: Should Citizenship Be for Sale? by Ayelet Shachar and Rainer Baubock
    Should Citizenship Be for Sale? by Ayelet Shachar (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) and Rainer Baubock (European University Institute) January 2014 Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. 2014/01 Abstract: On 12…
Rank this Week: 93

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
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition
    On October 17, 2014, we are launching the Andover Institute at Phillips Academy.  The Institute will be a hub for innovation at PA, where our students, faculty, and others come together to explore new ideas in teaching and learning at…
  • Oct 3

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie
    Originally posted on Paul Murphy:I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the…
  • Sep 20

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
Rank this Week: 94

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Oct 22

    Maximizing the Benefits of Adjunct

    Maximizing the Benefits of Adjunct
    Thanks for the responses to my last blog and especially to people who shouted out commentary including “Crisis in Legal Education: Dabbling in Disaster Planning,” at 46 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform page 1 by McEntee, Lynch…
  • Oct 22

    Matt Staver Stepping Down As Liberty Law Dean

    Matt Staver Stepping Down As Liberty Law Dean
    Liberty University School of Law Dean Matt Staver is stepping down after leading the Virginia law school since 2006. Rena Lindevaldsen has been named interim dean.
  • Oct 21

    UVA Conference on Slavery at The University

    UVA Conference on Slavery at The University
    Last week I atteneded a really terrific conference on slavery at The University of Virginia. Much of the conference and many of the talks were centered around the African American community in Charlottesville today. There was a church service…
Rank this Week: 114

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Defendants in United States v. Muhtorov Move to Compel Notice of Surveillance Technique

    Defendants in United States v. Muhtorov Move to Compel Notice of Surveillance Technique
    As Orin Kerr has already noted on this site, the Department of Justice policy offers very little “notice” to criminal defendants of the surveillance techniques used to obtain evidence.  The defendants in United States v.…
  • Oct 22

    Audio of Last Week’s ODNI Conference at the University of Texa

    Audio of Last Week’s ODNI Conference at the University of Texa
    I am happy to report that we now have the audio from last week’s conference at the University of Texas exploring the lessons learned from the past ten years’ experience under the ODNI and NCTC.  The event was sponsored by…
  • Oct 21

    PRB Recommends Repatriation for One Saudi Detainee, Continued Detention for Another

    PRB Recommends Repatriation for One Saudi Detainee, Continued Detention for Another
    Yesterday the Periodic Review Board recommended the repatriation of Muhammad Murdi Issa al-Zahrani, a Saudi detainee who has been held in Guantanamo for 12 years after being captured in Afghanistan in 2002. The Board’s short…
Rank this Week: 123

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship

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

    How to analyze fame on the pleading

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

    The language of consumer review

    The language of consumer review
    Via Eric Goldman's roundup, the best thing I've seen all day:In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language of trauma:…
Rank this Week: 126

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/
  • Oct 21

    In Re J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2014)

    In Re J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2014)
    I can summarize this opinion in three words:"And" means and.Under ICWA, an "Indian child" is "either (a) a member of an Indian tribe or (b) is eligible for membership in an Indian tribe and is the biological child of a member of an Indian…
  • Oct 20

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)
    I'll merely recite the relevant facts of this case without (much) commentary.  With the caveat that they are a little gross, so the squeamish might want to skip to the next post:The defendant (Mark Fowlkes) is a big guy, and the DEA…
  • Oct 17

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)
    The Court of Appeal confirms today that when CCP says that you have to have "three judges" on the panels that hears appeals, it really means "three".  Not two.  Three.  Even if two judges are enough to issue a judgment.You…
Rank this Week: 128

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Oct 20

    Ebola is the New Black

    Ebola is the New Black
    Ok, not really, but I figured it was a catchier title than “Ebola is the new paranoia for the stupid genetic refuse that proves that Idiocracy was not just a movie, but a prophecy.” That would just not do as a headline. But, I…
  • Oct 20

    Ebola is the New Black

    Ebola is the New Black
    Ok, not really, but I figured it was a catchier title than “Ebola is the new paranoia for the stupid genetic refuse that proves that Idiocracy was not just a movie, but a prophecy.” That would just not do as a headline. But, I…
  • Oct 16

    Your Kids’ Facebook Activities Can Subject You to Liability (But See 47 U.S.C. § 230?)

    Your Kids’ Facebook Activities Can Subject You to Liability (But See 47 U.S.C. § 230?)
    As a general rule, parents are not liable for their childrens’ actions simply by virtue of the fact that they are the kid’s parents. (I wish it were different, as that might put a leash on our idiocracy devolution, but sigh). That…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Oct 21

    Information Network

    Information Network
    Ken Ahern has posted a new paper, Information Networks: Evidence from Illegal Insider Trading Tips Abstract: This paper exploits a novel hand collected dataset to provide a comprehensive analysis of the demographics and social relationships…
  • Oct 16

    Rural Metro and joint liability

    Rural Metro and joint liability
    VC Laster handed down an opinion on damages in the Rural Metro case. You'll remember in Rural Metro, RBC was found liable for aiding and abetting director violations of their fiduciary duties in connection with the sale of the corporation...
  • Oct 15

    AbbVie reconsider

    AbbVie reconsider
    Another high profile inversion deal may be heading towards termination. The AbbVie board is apparently reconsidering whether to continue its inversion deal with Shire now that Treasury has reduced the economic incentives to do the deal.…
Rank this Week: 131

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: 137

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 141

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Oct 21

    Law and Ethics of Big Data│Bloomington, IN│April 17-18, 2015

    Law and Ethics of Big Data│Bloomington, IN│April 17-18, 2015
    Below is a call for papers that I received by e-mail earlier today. RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM: CALL FOR PAPERS Law and Ethics of Big Data April 17 & 18, 2015 Indiana University- Bloomington, IN. Abstract Submission Deadline: January 17, 2015…
  • Oct 21

    Remaining Vigilant: Getting Courts to Recognize LLCs Aren't Corporation

    Remaining Vigilant: Getting Courts to Recognize LLCs Aren't Corporation
    In Business Organizations today, I spent some time reviewing the differences between varying entity types. I made the point that courts often make mistakes on this front, especially with LLCs and corporations, and it reminded me I needed to…
  • Oct 20

    Convertibles, Exchangeables, and Derivatives . . . . Oh My!

    Convertibles, Exchangeables, and Derivatives . . . . Oh My!
    I typically teach Corporate Finance as a planning and drafting course to 3L law students in the fall semester each academic year. (See my part of this transcription for some details.) This year is no different in that regard. I...
Rank this Week: 147

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Oct 22

    No Show Lawyer Gets Disbarred

    No Show Lawyer Gets Disbarred
    A recent disciplinary decision from the Maryland Court of Appeals This attorney discipline matter concerns an attorney who accepted $2,500 from a client as a retainer for a divorce case, had no further communication with her client, performed…
  • Oct 22

    Conflict Of Interest: Sex With Incarcerated Client's Wife

    Conflict Of Interest: Sex With Incarcerated Client's Wife
    A sexual relationship with the client's wife has resulted in the suspension of an Ohio attorney. The relationship took place during and after the criminal trial in which the client was accused of murdering his own parents. As reported by...
  • Oct 22

    A "Crazy Mistake" Or A Broken System Of Regulation?

    A "Crazy Mistake" Or A Broken System Of Regulation?
    The pathetic state of lawyer regulation in New Jersey is on display in a reprimand for negligent misappropropriation just issued by the Disciplinary Review Board and accepted by the Supreme Court. The disciplinary matter came to light during…
Rank this Week: 151

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Oct 17

    TRAP Laws Impose Costs, Even When Clinics Stay Open

    TRAP Laws Impose Costs, Even When Clinics Stay Open
    RH Reality Check: The Hidden Costs of Abortion Restrictions, by Carole Joffe (Univ. of Calif.): “You walk into our surgery center and it’s so cold and scary. There’s no art. The lights are bright, the recovery rooms smell like…
  • Oct 17

    Reviews of Katha Pollitt's "Pro," And Interviews with Pollitt

    Reviews of Katha Pollitt's "Pro," And Interviews with Pollitt
    The New York Times: Take Back the Right: Katha Pollitt's 'Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights', by Clara Jeffery: “I never had an abortion, but my mother did. She didn’t tell me about it, but from what I pieced together after her...
  • Oct 17

    Excerpt from Katha Pollitt's New Book, "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"

    Excerpt from Katha Pollitt's New Book, "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"
    The Huffington Post -- The Blog: The Abortion Conversation We Need To Have, by Katha Pollitt: Abortion. We need to talk about it. I know, sometimes it seems as if we talk of little else, so perhaps I should say...
Rank this Week: 148

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/
  • Oct 22

    Bennett on Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Case

    Bennett on Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Case
    Mark W. Bennett (U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa)) has posted Sudden Death: A Federal Trial Judge's Reflections on the ABA Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Panalty Cases (Hofstra Law…
  • Oct 21

    "New York state to settle landmark suit over public defenders"

    "New York state to settle landmark suit over public defenders"
    From Reuters: New York state has agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming its public defense system is underfunded and violates poor people's rights to counsel a day before the case was set to go to trial. The state will establish...
  • Oct 21

    Leighton on A Model Prison

    Leighton on A Model Prison
    Paul Leighton (Eastern Michigan University - Dept of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology) has posted 'A Model Prison for the Next 50 Years': The High-Tech, Public-Private Shimane Asahi Rehabilitation Center (Justice Policy Journal…
Rank this Week: 161

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 20

    ICC and Palestine Event at George Mason

    ICC and Palestine Event at George Mason
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller The event at George Mason University on the ICC and Palestine is today. Here, again, is the flyer: If you cannot attend, the live-stream link is here.
  • Oct 19

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, October 20, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, October 20, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The top U.N. human rights official in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left the country…
  • Oct 19

    Ebola will be a Chapter VII issue

    Ebola will be a Chapter VII issue
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Right now, the Ebola virus is spreading across the Africa, and the ability of the most affected states – Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea – to stop and contain the virus is very much in…
Rank this Week: 166

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 172

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    "What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicants"

    "What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicants"
    That's the provocative title of this blog post by Professor Jerry Organ, which offers a very thoughtful and clearheaded analysis of the issues many U.S. law schools are currently facing. If you're wondering about the future of legal…
  • Oct 20

    Public Comments on Proposed Washington State LLLT RPC

    Public Comments on Proposed Washington State LLLT RPC
    The Washington State Supreme Court has posted proposed Rules of Professional Conduct for Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLTs) for public comment. The Washington Supreme Court recently authorized LLLTs to practice law in specific areas…
  • Oct 20

    Facebook and Zuckerberg sue DLA Piper and other lawyers for malicious prosecution

    Facebook and Zuckerberg sue DLA Piper and other lawyers for malicious prosecution
    Complaint is below. In the underlying matter, forged documents were the basis for a suit by Paul Ceglia against Facebook and Zuckerberg, alleging that Ceglia owned a huge chunk of Facebook. (Ceglia's in criminal law trouble these days. We…
Rank this Week: 176

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
Rank this Week: 180

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: 184

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/
  • Oct 10

    When Does Online Criticism Become “Stalking”?–Ellis v. Chan

    When Does Online Criticism Become “Stalking”?–Ellis v. Chan
    This is an online harassment dispute. Ellis, the plaintiff/petitioner, is the author of a poem called “The Dash”. She has achieved some degree of public figure status through the poem’s notoriety. The poem is about a person…
  • Oct 9

    Q3 2014 Quick Links, Part 2 (Content Regulation)

    Q3 2014 Quick Links, Part 2 (Content Regulation)
    * United States v. Valle, 2014 WL 2980256 (S.D.N.Y. June 30, 2014). The highly unusual facts of this case reflect the Internet age in which we live. To prove the kidnapping conspiracy alleged in Count One, the Government relied on...
  • Oct 8

    Call for Papers/Participation, 5th Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference, SCU, March 7, 2015

    Call for Papers/Participation, 5th Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference, SCU, March 7, 2015
    We invite your participation in the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress conference at Santa Clara University School of Law on March 7, 2015. The conference series is co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University…
Rank this Week: 187

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Oct 21

    Cardinal Dolan on the synod on the family

    Cardinal Dolan on the synod on the family
    I like what Cardinal Dolan said about the synod: Pope Francis set a helpful tone. When we opened, he encouraged us to be open and honest, and not to look at our conversations as debates or lobbying,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Oct 21

    The Synod on the Family and Rereading Noonan's A Church That Can and Cannot Change

    The Synod on the Family and Rereading Noonan's A Church That Can and Cannot Change
    The Extraordinary Synod on the Family that just concluded has prompted me to reread Judge John T. Noonan's wonderful book A Church That Can and Cannot Change. Here's the gist, as summarized by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Oct 21

    Anti-semites pay a cost for being haters, which is both good and bad new

    Anti-semites pay a cost for being haters, which is both good and bad new
    The Economist reports that: THE assertion that Jews “control” finance is commonplace among anti-Semites. A new academic study* finds that people who live in areas of Germany where persecution of Jews... [[ This is a content…
Rank this Week: 196

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Oct 17

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan

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

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

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

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth
    Shanker Singham of the Babson Global Institute (formerly a leading international trade lawyer and author of the most comprehensive one-volume work on the interplay between competition and international trade policy) has published a short…
Rank this Week: 212

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

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

    The Evidence of a Struggle in Michael Brown's Death - The Atlantic

    The Evidence of a Struggle in Michael Brown's Death - The Atlantic
    A new report on Michael Brown's official autopsy results appear to support Officer Darren Wilson's version of the events on August 9, according to two medical experts. via www.theatlantic.com The man.
  • Oct 22

    Ancient human skulls reveal when Europeans could drink milk | Fox New

    Ancient human skulls reveal when Europeans could drink milk | Fox New
    This research unexpectedly revealed that ancient Europeans started dairying thousands of years before they evolved genes to make the most of milk in adulthood, investigators added. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT via www.foxnews.com I love milk.…
  • Oct 22

    The Era of Political Disruption - NationalJournal.com

    The Era of Political Disruption - NationalJournal.com
    I ask you, how long until Americans recognized they're no less equipped to disrupt politics and government? How soon before we stop settling for an inferior product in Washington and at statehouses? When do we demand more and better from...
Rank this Week: 219