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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/
  • Dec 26

    [Ilya Somin] Libertarianism, conservatism, and judicial review

    [Ilya Somin] Libertarianism, conservatism, and judicial review
    In a thoughtful recent post, conservative political theorist Peter Lawler comments on my review of Damon Root’s new book on the conservative-libertarian debate over judicial review. Lawler argues that libertarians overemphasize the role…
  • Dec 26

    [Eugene Volokh] Self-defense is a constitutional right

    [Eugene Volokh] Self-defense is a constitutional right
    So holds State v. Hull (Wash. Ct. App. Dec. 17, 2014) (nonprecedential), in an interesting and pretty detailed opinion. Generally speaking, courts rarely have to decide whether there is a constitutional right to self-defense, since all states…
  • Dec 25

    [Ilya Somin] Why political arguments ruin family holiday partie

    [Ilya Somin] Why political arguments ruin family holiday partie
    Trevor Burrus has an interesting article at Reason that helps explain the common phenonemon of unpleasant political arguments at family gatherings over the holiday season: Politics makes us worse—and at no time more so than around the…
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/
  • Dec 24

    See You at the AALS?

    See You at the AALS?
    I’ll be chairing a panel on “Automated Decision-Making” at the AALS’s Jan 2015 conference. It’s co-sponsored by the Section on Internet and Computer Law and the Section on Defamation and Privacy. Please come by…
  • Dec 21

    My Congressperson Calls Americans “Pigs”

    My Congressperson Calls Americans “Pigs”
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen thinks we are Yankee imperialist pigs? This is what my my Representative said after we normalized relations with Cuba: “We are saying to the Yankee imperialist pigs, come and own a piece of Cuba, we are for sale,…
  • Dec 19

    Heidelberg Talk Video Posted

    Heidelberg Talk Video Posted
    From Anonymity to Identification: Online Communication in a Time of Surveillance | Prof. Michael Froomkin (Audio: MP3) (Video: MP4 / OGV) I can’t thank my hosts in Heidelberg enough for the warmth of their welcome and their kindness…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Dec 27

    Gutless athletic administrators and the First Amendment, part 6577

    Gutless athletic administrators and the First Amendment, part 6577
    This is pathetic and really depressing. First, we bemoan about how uninvolved and politically disinterested "kids today" are, then we systematically shut down their efforts to be involved or to take a stand. Second, note the…
  • Dec 27

    Finding what is emotionally charged

    Finding what is emotionally charged
    Mike Dorf posted his most recent Con Law exam (he writes great exams). The question touches on mandatory vaccinations and the rights of those who oppose or reject vaccinations, religious accommodations, non-religious accommodations, and the…
  • Dec 27

    Leo Strauss Man of Peace-Thanks to Paul Horwitz

    Leo Strauss Man of Peace-Thanks to Paul Horwitz
    Many thanks to Paul for the great shout out about my new book Leo Strauss Man of Peace. Followers of PrawfsBlawg can get a sense of what I'm up to in the book in this NPR interview I did-the Leonard Lopate Show. http://bit.ly/1vh4YV4. There…
Rank this Week: 17

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 22

    Thawing of US-Cuba Relations: What to Expect Next?

    Thawing of US-Cuba Relations: What to Expect Next?
    On February 17, 2014, President Obama announced significant changes to U.S. foreign relations with Cuba. As noted in another ILG post by Margaret Spicer, these changes reflect a new policy at the level of the U.S. Executive (the…
  • Dec 22

    “How can I face a child today knowing what I know?”: Angry plea to end violence

    “How can I face a child today knowing what I know?”: Angry plea to end violence
    It is the season of renewal, of anticipating the year to come. It is a time for revelry, but also for reflection. And reflection on this past year forces one to confront the grim reality of harms humans have wreaked upon other humans –…
  • Dec 19

    Karen J. Alter writes about the Trials and Tribulations of Prosecuting Heads of State: the ICC and Kenyatta

    Karen J. Alter writes about the Trials and Tribulations of Prosecuting Heads of State: the ICC and Kenyatta
    See my post today on the Monkey Cage http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/12/19/the-trials-and-tribulations-of-prosecuting-heads-of-states-kenyatta-and-the-icc/ The Kenyatta decision differs from the decision to suspend the…
Rank this Week: 21

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 28

    At the Blue Sky Café...

    At the Blue Sky Café...
    ... you can talk. I've got to drive for 9 hours.
  • Dec 28

    "How do you feel about country music?"

    "How do you feel about country music?"
    That's question #17 on the "What is your social class?" test we were talking about yesterday. There are 2 options: "I don't care for the twang" and "I like it!" Maybe I'm over-precise, but I always take the form of the options seriously. What…
  • Dec 28

    "Why Airlines Want to Make You Suffer."

    "Why Airlines Want to Make You Suffer."
    A headline so good it may trigger your click-bait resistance, but the article (in The New Yorker) delivers.
Rank this Week: 26

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 34

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
  • Dec 22

    Briggs, Private International Law in English Courts (OUP, 2014)

    Briggs, Private International Law in English Courts (OUP, 2014)
    Top of my Christmas conflict of laws wish-list is this new work from Adrian Briggs, Private International Law in English Courts (OUP, 2014). The blurb: This book offers a restatement of European and English Private International Law as…
  • Dec 21

    Volume on the Role of Consumer ADR and the Administration of Justice

    Volume on the Role of Consumer ADR and the Administration of Justice
    Michael Stürner (University of Konstanz), Fernando Gascón Inchausti (Complutense University of Madrid) and Remo Caponi (University of Florence) have edited a volume on “The Role of Consumer ADR in the…
  • Dec 21

    Australian Private International Law for the 21st Century (Hart, 2014)

    Australian Private International Law for the 21st Century (Hart, 2014)
    A new edited collection, Australian Private International Law for the 21st Century: Facing Outwards, has just been published by Hart/Bloomsbury. Edited by Andrew Dickinson, Mary Keyes and Thomas John, here’s the blurb: A nation’s…
Rank this Week: 38

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 39

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Dec 28

    Jim Harbaugh Takes His 'Dad Pants' to Michigan

    Jim Harbaugh Takes His 'Dad Pants' to Michigan
    Wall Street Journal: ‘Jim Harbaugh’ Goes to Michigan, by Jason Gay: For years, bossy men’s magazines have been telling us it’s all about plain fronts and narrow silhouettes; basically, they want everyone to dress like Daniel Craig’s…
  • Dec 28

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with a new paper debuting on the list at #5. The #1 paper is now #76 in all-time downloads among 10,606 tax papers: [1487 Downloads] A Compendium of…
  • Dec 28

    The IRS Scandal, Day 598

    The IRS Scandal, Day 598
    Forbes: Exactly What Kind Of A Criminal Might Lois Lerner Be?, by Peter J. Reilly: If Lois Lerner is a criminal, exactly what kind of criminal is she? If you spend much time reading IRS scandal or, as I like to call it, Teapartygate material,…
Rank this Week: 40

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Dec 9

    Challenger defeats 1 incumbent in school board race

    Challenger defeats 1 incumbent in school board race
    Ty Alper quoted in The Daily Californian, November 5, 2014 “I’m looking forward to working with this board and superintendent to keep moving the district forward, because we have a long way to go to be the district that we want to…
  • Dec 9

    Prop 47: As California goes, so goes the nation?

    Prop 47: As California goes, so goes the nation?
    Barry Krisberg writes for The Crime Report, November 5, 2014 California has traditionally been ahead of national developments, but a good predictor of future political trends. Since California is the largest state in the country, if Prop 47…
  • Dec 9

    Challenger Ty Alper gets seat on Berkeley School Board

    Challenger Ty Alper gets seat on Berkeley School Board
    Ty Alper quoted in Berkeleyside, November 5, 2014 Whatever the outcome, Alper said, “The other candidates are really exceptional people who are so dedicated to the public schools. I’m so excited to work with them and Dr.…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
Rank this Week: 50

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: 52

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 28

    Defendant's Failure To Touch Bible During Oath Leads NJ High Court To Remand

    Defendant's Failure To Touch Bible During Oath Leads NJ High Court To Remand
    In Davis v. Husain, (NJ Sup. Ct., Dec. 23, 2014), the New Jersey Supreme Court remanded a case to the trial court for a different judge to consider whether religious considerations tainted a $12,500 verdict in a sexual harassment suit by…
  • Dec 28

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In McElroy v. Mathena, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 175956 (WD VA, Dec. 22, 2014), a Virginia federal district court dismissed for failure to exhaust administrative remedies a Muslim inmate's complaint regarding his removal from the Ramadan…
  • Dec 27

    Airlines Facing Religious Objections By Passenger

    Airlines Facing Religious Objections By Passenger
    At least two instances have been reported in the past ten days in which U.S. airlines have had to deal with passengers who have become unruly because of religion-related objections to some aspect of the flight.  The New York Post reports…
Rank this Week: 54

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 28

    New Issue: Asian International Arbitration Journal

    New Issue: Asian International Arbitration Journal
    The latest issue of the Asian International Arbitration Journal (Vol. 10, no. 2, 2014) is out. Contents include:Michelle Lee, Existence of Arbitration Agreements – The Tension between Arbitral and Curial Review Yijin Wang,…
  • Dec 27

    New Issue: Trade, Law and Development

    New Issue: Trade, Law and Development
    The latest issue of Trade, Law and Development (Vol. 6, no. 1, Summer 2014) is out. This is a special issue on "Trade & Climate Change." Contents include: ArticlesRafael Leal-Arcas, Trade Proposals for Climate Action Kati Kulovesi, Real…
  • Dec 24

    Murphy: The Expulsion of Aliens (Revisited) and Other Topics: The Sixty-Sixth Session of the International Law Commission

    Murphy: The Expulsion of Aliens (Revisited) and Other Topics: The Sixty-Sixth Session of the International Law Commission
    Sean D. Murphy (George Washington Univ. - Law) has posted The Expulsion of Aliens (Revisited) and Other Topics: The Sixty-Sixth Session of the International Law Commission (American Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the…
Rank this Week: 67

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 26

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    New York City's Housing Court at 40: "a compilation of interviews of many people who were involved with the formation of Housing Court, its implementation, and its advancement." From Yale News: Claire Priest named the Simeon E. Baldwin…
  • Dec 25

    Rowe and Silver on the Action-Inaction Distinction

    Rowe and Silver on the Action-Inaction Distinction
    Jean Elting Rowe and Theodore Silver, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, have posted The Jurisprudence of Action and Inaction in the Law of Tort: Solving the Puzzle of Nonfeasance and Misfeasance from the Fifteenth Through the…
  • Dec 23

    Slow Posting Ahead

    Slow Posting Ahead
    creditWith the arrival of the holidays and the departure of Legal History Bloggers for various destinations, LHB will be entering a period of fewer posts.  Please don't be disheartened if we are slower than usual in responding to your…
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • Dec 27

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Happiness and the Law" by Bronsteen, Buccafusco, & Masur

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Happiness and the Law" by Bronsteen, Buccafusco, & Masur
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Happiness and the Law by John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco, and Jonathan S. Masur. Here is a description:Happiness and the law. At first glance, these two concepts seem to have little to do with each…
  • Dec 27

    Download of the Week: "Constitutional Interpretation in Law-Making: China's Invisible Constitutional Enforcement Mechanism" by Ginsburg

    Download of the Week: "Constitutional Interpretation in Law-Making: China's Invisible Constitutional Enforcement Mechanism" by Ginsburg
    The Download of the Week is Constitutional Interpretation in Law-Making: China's Invisible Constitutional Enforcement Mechanism by Tom Ginsburg. Here is the abstract: It is conventional wisdom that China’s Constitution is unenforceable, and…
  • Dec 26

    Stearns on Constitutional Law & Social Choice

    Stearns on Constitutional Law & Social Choice
    Maxwell L. Stearns (University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law) has posted Constitutional Law in Social Choice Perspective (62 Public Choice (2015)) on the Internet. Here is the abstract: Constitutional scholars do not typically…
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Dec 26

    Entzeroth named Dean at University of Tulsa Law

    Entzeroth named Dean at University of Tulsa Law
    The University of Tulsa has just named Lyn Entzeroth the new dean of their law school. Cribbing now from the University of Tulsa's press release Known internationally for her expertise on capital punishment, Entzeroth has been a TU Law…
  • Dec 24

    Politics and the Constitution Call for Paper

    Politics and the Constitution Call for Paper
    The Public Law Group of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law invite paper proposals for a workshop on “Politics and the Constitution.” The Public Law…
  • Dec 23

    David Frakt Responds to Dean Conison of Charlotte School of Law

    David Frakt Responds to Dean Conison of Charlotte School of Law
    I commend Dean Jay Conison of Charlotte School of Law for coming on to The Faculty Lounge and trying to defend the recent admission practices of Charlotte and his sister InfiLaw schools. I appreciate that he is willing to engage,...
Rank this Week: 68

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
  • Dec 26

    3D Printing Helps Yale Student Create Beer Bottle Pipe Organ?

    3D Printing Helps Yale Student Create Beer Bottle Pipe Organ?
    Apparently, a Yale student has used 3D printing to create a beer bottle keyboard. Blowing across the top of a bottle to create sounds it not new. This student created a keyboard “of 12 beer bottles, which are set up in 2 rows, one…
  • Dec 24

    CIV!!! Or How Simulations May Help Government and Personal Choice

    CIV!!! Or How Simulations May Help Government and Personal Choice
    Could Civilization and the SIMs be part of a better informed future? I loved Civilization and played way too many hours of it in college. Turns out that the Colombian government has developed “computer games which are designed to teach…
  • Dec 24

    Walmart versus Apple aka Revenue versus Profit

    Walmart versus Apple aka Revenue versus Profit
    Which business would you want to be? The Economist Espresso reports that Walmart takes “about 65 seconds to collect $1m in revenue,” but Apple needs “very nearly three minutes.” Looks like Walmart is where the money…
Rank this Week: 76

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 28

    Digitized Wills of Historic Name

    Digitized Wills of Historic Name
    History buffs now have the opportunity to explore the wills of some of the most influential figures of the past 150 years at the click of a mouse. The government of England and Wales has digitized its archive of 41...
  • Dec 28

    Uncommon Trusts May Result in Tax Saving

    Uncommon Trusts May Result in Tax Saving
    Two types of trusts that are not common knowledge to taxpayers or planners may assist in reducing taxes by the owner of the assets being determined differently for different taxes. The Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust allows a gift to…
  • Dec 28

    Art for Taxe

    Art for Taxe
    Estates in the United Kingdom can make donations of paintings and other art as a substitute of paying death taxes in cash. A painting by Frank Auerbach from artist Lucien Freud's estate resulted in a £16.2 million reduction in taxes....
Rank this Week: 88

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Dec 28

    Immigration Turmoil in Germany?

    Immigration Turmoil in Germany?
    What is going on in Europe on immigration? Yesterday, ImmigrationProf reported on an arson at a mosque on Christmas Day in Sweden. News out of Germany today is a equally troubling. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Saturday…
  • Dec 28

    At the Movies: A Comprehensive List of Immigration Movies and Documentarie

    At the Movies: A Comprehensive List of Immigration Movies and Documentarie
    Philip Spassov has put together a lengthy (168) list of immigration movies and documentaries. The list includes IMDB and Amazon links. The many great films include El Norte, Gran Torino, Born in East L.A., and many more. Although I do...
  • Dec 27

    Tension Over Swedish Immigration Rises, Christmas Day Arson at Mosque

    Tension Over Swedish Immigration Rises, Christmas Day Arson at Mosque
    Stephen Castle in the New York Times reports on a disturbing development on Sweden. With fears of racially motivated violence on the rise in Europe, political leaders in Sweden on Friday condemned a suspected arson attack on Christmas Day…
Rank this Week: 92

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/
Rank this Week: 102

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 26

    The Friday Fillip: Boxing Day and Hard Time

    The Friday Fillip: Boxing Day and Hard Time
    It’s Boxing Day. The name is of uncertain origin but one thing seems clear about the day: there’s a tradition attached to it, in Europe at least, of giving to those less fortunate. This is good. More so these days, perhaps,…
  • Dec 24

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?
    What do you want? Yes, that’s a pretty big question for lawyers since most would start by explaining… “That depends…” I think Forbes contributor, Bruce Kasanoff who ghostwrites articles for entrepreneurs,…
  • Dec 23

    Law Reform E-Publishing

    Law Reform E-Publishing
    “The Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) will be moving to full electronic publication of its reports in 2015.” My perspective: like every other piece of born and solely digital legal information, law librarians will figure out…
Rank this Week: 101

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
  • Dec 4

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"
    How Should We Interpret our Constitutions? A Debate between Professors Baude and Harel Moderated by Professor McAdams William Baude is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches…
  • Nov 18

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"
    While scholars in most fields argue about how laws can be changed to maximize their effectiveness, scholars of international law still regularly debate whether many of the most prominent international agreements have any effect on state…
  • Nov 13

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote
    Richard A. Posner, Senior Lecturer in Law and a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, devoted a lunchtime keynote to discussing how judges might receive and view empirical research. Richard A. Posner is a Senior Lecturer in Law at…
Rank this Week: 100

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 110

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Dec 20

    New Year's Resolution: Be better at blogging

    New Year's Resolution: Be better at blogging
    I've been a CIS non-resident fellow (or now faculty afflilaite) now for a decade, beginning in 2004.  I love being associated with CIS, and many of my closest friends have come from my connections with CIS.  Whereever we've…
  • Dec 19

    The MLAT roadmap - visualizing how the process actually work

    The MLAT roadmap - visualizing how the process actually work
    When I first started working on mutual legal assistance treaties (MLATs), they were seen as the less glamorous, hard-working cousin of extradition treaties.  An international fugitive being flown back under armed guard to face justice is…
  • Dec 16

    November 2014 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project

    November 2014 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project
    November 2014 in Retrospect is available here: http://www.internetjurisdiction.net/observatory/retrospect/2014-november Retrospect is the monthly newsletter of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project - a global multi-stakeholder…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Dec 28

    2014 in review (January): Colorado department put into a kind of "receivership"

    2014 in review (January): Colorado department put into a kind of "receivership"
    January 31, 2014.
  • Dec 27

    In Memoriam: Scott W. Austin (1953-2014)

    In Memoriam: Scott W. Austin (1953-2014)
    A specialist in ancient Greek philosophy, known in particular for his work on Parmenides, Professor Austin taught at Boston University and then, for the last quarter-century, at Texas A&M University. I will post links to memorial notices…
  • Dec 26

    End of the year blogging

    End of the year blogging
    Sorry for the relative paucity of new postings, between Xmas and other holiday activites, plus the fact that classes resume January 5, and several paper deadlines, I've been mostly off-line, as I know many others are at this time of...
Rank this Week: 122

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Dec 26

    First Circuit Uses Its Thesaurus and Denies Motion to Compel Arbitration

    First Circuit Uses Its Thesaurus and Denies Motion to Compel Arbitration
    P. M. Roget, Author of the First Thesaurus In Joca-Roca Real Estate, LLC v. Brennan, the First Circuit affirmed the District Court's denial of plaintiff's motion to compel arbitration after nine months of discovery, which involved 16…
  • Dec 23

    The Hobbit and the Meaning of a Bargain

    The Hobbit and the Meaning of a Bargain
    I recently saw the last Hobbit movie, The Battle of the Five Armies. I found it highly entertaining and was delighted to find a discussion about contracts between Bard, the leader of Laketown, and the King of the Dwarves, Thorin...
  • Dec 23

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 475 Use and Perception of International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation: A Preliminary Report on Issues Relating to the Proposed…
Rank this Week: 132

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/
Rank this Week: 136

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/
  • Dec 23

    CFP: Law and Entrepreneurship Association

    CFP: Law and Entrepreneurship Association
    March 21, 2015 University of Georgia School of Law, Athens GA The ninth annual meeting of the Law and Entrepreneurship...
  • Dec 17

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen
    The Times reports: The billionaire investor, who managed to fend off a criminal insider trading investigation of himself, if not...
  • Dec 16

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?
    So, readers here know that I go to the movies a lot. A lot. I really like movies, and movies...
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Dec 22

    San Luis v. Locke (9th Cir. - Dec. 22, 2014)

    San Luis v. Locke (9th Cir. - Dec. 22, 2014)
    It's got an 11-page, single-spaced caption!  It's got a four-page "Table of Contents"!  It's 80 single-spaced pages long!  It ends with a two-page "Glossary of Terms"!  It's an environmental case about whether the National…
  • Dec 19

    Graciano v. Mercury Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 12, 2104)

    Graciano v. Mercury Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 12, 2104)
    I agree with the Court of Appeal.  There are plenty of cases in which an insurance company acts in bad faith by failing to timely accept a policy limits demand.  The trial court thought that this was one of them.But it's not.…
  • Dec 18

    Lennar Homes v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2014)

    Lennar Homes v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2014)
    Pigs get fat.  Hogs get slaughtered.Lennar Homes of California learns that lesson today.It put an incredibly onerous "indemnity" clause into its contract of adhesion with its home buyers, and then tried to enforce that clause to force a…
Rank this Week: 138

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 137

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: 143

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: 142

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Dec 24

    Fernando Bermudez Reaches Settlement with New York For Wrongful Conviction

    Fernando Bermudez Reaches Settlement with New York For Wrongful Conviction
    Exoneree Fernando Bermudez will receive $4.75 million from the state of New York in compensation for the 18 years he was wrongly incarcerated for a murder he didn't commit. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, this is the largest…
  • Dec 23

    Texas Rep Wants Interrogations Recorded

    Texas Rep Wants Interrogations Recorded
    Representative Terry Canales of Texas introduced two bills on Wednesday which he says would promote transparency and ensure responsible law enforcement practices in the state. House Bill 541 would require police to record custodial…
  • Dec 22

    Compensation difficult for wrongfully convicted to obtain - even in states with statute

    Compensation difficult for wrongfully convicted to obtain - even in states with statute
    Stories in the Los Angeles Times and the Detroit Free-Press this weekend highlighted the immense challenges that exonerees, in California, Michigan and states around the country, can face when seeking compensation for wrongful convictions. …
Rank this Week: 167

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/
  • Dec 23

    Barbarians for Christma

    Barbarians for Christma
    Because it's Christmas and everyone should be enjoying themselves, unless you are a law professor still grading exams, here's Barabarians at the Gate. Always worth watching: -bjmq
  • Dec 18

    Who is a controller?

    Who is a controller?
    There have been a number of recent cases that raised the question, "Who is a controller?" The answer is important because in the context of a going private transaction, the presence of a controlling stockholder will affect the…
  • Dec 16

    Forum Selection through an Agency Len

    Forum Selection through an Agency Len
    Deborah Demott has an addition to the whole forum selection clause debate with her new paper Forum Selection Bylaw Refracted Through an Agency Lens. Here's the abstract: Forum-selection bylaws are controversial when they are unilaterally…
Rank this Week: 166

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/
  • Dec 26

    Third Party May Not Intervene In Bar Proceeding

    Third Party May Not Intervene In Bar Proceeding
    A third party has no right to intervene in a bar discipline proceeding, according to a recent decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The attempt to intervene came from a former employee of an attorney accused of misconduct.…
  • Dec 25

    Usury Unfriendly

    Usury Unfriendly
    An Illinois attorney who operated a consumer lending business is the subject of a bar complaint alleging that he charged criminally usurious loans to his customers. Between March 2011 and October 2012, Respondent, as sole owner and operator…
  • Dec 24

    Neither New York Or Florida

    Neither New York Or Florida
    A bar applicant who graduated from law school in 2008 and passed the bar examination in Florida and New York was denied admission by the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department. He had previously been denied admission...
Rank this Week: 170

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: 193

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 26

    Versa project at Cardozo Law School publishes translations of Israeli Supreme Court opinion

    Versa project at Cardozo Law School publishes translations of Israeli Supreme Court opinion
    The Cardozo Law School has just created a new website, Versa, devoted to the opinions of the Israeli Supreme Court. The site contains English translations of some of the court's most important decisions. The Versa website is part of a larger…
  • Dec 24

    A Marriage by Any Other Name: Why Civil Unions Should Receive Federal Recognition

    A Marriage by Any Other Name: Why Civil Unions Should Receive Federal Recognition
    The federal government now recognizes same-sex marriages as triggering rights and responsibilities under federal law. However, it still generally refuses to recognize alternative legal statuses — civil unions and domestic…
  • Dec 19

    the more things change . . .

    the more things change . . .
    At this late date, this surely doesn’t warrant (or deserve) a detailed response, especially since the President has repudiated it and it no longer represents the view of the government.But for those of you who didn’t follow…
Rank this Week: 178

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Dec 23

    JFK: Keeping the World Safe for Santa

    JFK: Keeping the World Safe for Santa
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Courtesy of Chris Moody, here is an actual letter written by John F. Kennedy in 1961 to a little girl in Michigan: Santa Claus has always seemed a bit communist to me. More of the Vietnamese or Chinese…
  • Dec 23

    Guest Post: Accountability Impact or Impasse? The Curious Case of the North Korean Inquiry

    Guest Post: Accountability Impact or Impasse? The Curious Case of the North Korean Inquiry
    by Catherine Harwood by Catherine Harwood [Catherine Harwood is a PhD candidate at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University] After over a decade of reports alerting the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to…
  • Dec 22

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, December 22, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, December 22, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to…
Rank this Week: 171

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Dec 15

    RB 214: CopyrightXXX

    RB 214: CopyrightXXX
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Not long ago, illegally downloading a movie could land you in court facing millions of dollars in fines and jailtime. But Hollywood has begun to weather the storm by offering alternatives to piracy…
  • Dec 10

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property [AUDIO]

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property [AUDIO]
    Why do people create and innovate? And how does intellectual property law encourage, or discourage, the process? In this talk Jessica Silbey — Professor at Suffolk University Law School — discusses her recent book The Eureka Myth:…
  • Dec 10

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property
    Why do people create and innovate? And how does intellectual property law encourage, or discourage, the process? In this talk Jessica Silbey — Professor at Suffolk University Law School — discusses her recent book The Eureka Myth:…
Rank this Week: 186

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Dec 27

    Former SEC Chair Harvey Pitt joins the Macey v Grundfest grudge match

    Former SEC Chair Harvey Pitt joins the Macey v Grundfest grudge match
    With a long post at the Harvard governance forum. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dec 26

    Deferred prosecution agreements should be treated as rules and subject to the APA

    Deferred prosecution agreements should be treated as rules and subject to the APA
    When a government agency regulates people and businesses, it must comply with the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and various other federal statutes that limit government power. It has four basic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Dec 25

    Prayer for Good Humor by St. Thomas More

    Prayer for Good Humor by St. Thomas More
    Grant me, O Lord, good digestion, and also something to digest. Grant me a healthy body, and the necessary good humor to maintain it. Grant me a simple soul that knows to treasure all that is good... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 212

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/
  • Dec 27

    The Year to Come in Asia’s Sea

    The Year to Come in Asia’s Sea
    The latest issue of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative reviews the most important maritime security developments in Asia in 2014. AMTI’s expert analysts also look ahead, highlighting what they argue are likely to be among…
  • Dec 26

    The Interview — Ugh

    The Interview — Ugh
    Jane beat me to it …  This is a really bad movie.  The only thing worse than watching a bad movie out of a sense of patriotic obligation is doing so with the intent of writing a scathing review, only to find that most of your…
  • Dec 26

    From Fake to Real Importance: Another Review of “The Interview”

    From Fake to Real Importance: Another Review of “The Interview”
    This morning the Associated Press reported that South Korea, Japan and the United States will be signing their first three-way intelligence-sharing pact as part of an effort to address the growing North Korean nuclear threat. Seems like a…
Rank this Week: 219

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/
  • Dec 27

    Market inefficiency

    Market inefficiency
    That markets are less than prefectly efficient is hardly a controversial proposition; indeed, several examples of notable market efficiencies were presented to the Supreme Court this past Term when it considered the continuing vitality to the…
  • Dec 26

    Law Firm Alumni Network

    Law Firm Alumni Network
    Over the past few months, I have received a number of e-mails from the alumni associations of each of my two former law firms. In theory, I think these alumni networks are good ideas. They could help us keep in...
  • Dec 25

    My shortest post

    My shortest post
    Merry Chistmas!
Rank this Week: 226

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 25

    A New Publication On French Copyright Law

    A New Publication On French Copyright Law
    Of interest: a new publication by Brad Spitz, The Guide to Copyright in France. Business, Internet, and Litigation (Wolters, Kluwer, 2014).
  • Dec 19

    Scots Wha' Hae!

    Scots Wha' Hae!
    From across the pond, news that a tuxedo cat is striking a blow for feline rights. Jordan, a media-savvy (read his thoughts on life, the Universe and everything here on his Facebook page here) and intellectually curious kitty who lives...
  • Dec 18

    Keep Watching the Skies!

    Keep Watching the Skies!
    Timothy M. Ravich, University of Central Florida, College of Health and Public Affairs, is publishing Commercial Drones and the Phantom Menace in the Journal of International Media and Entertainmental Law. Here is the abstract. Unmanned…
Rank this Week: 218