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Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Mar 27

    Spamann on the Perils of Cross-Country Legal Empiric

    Spamann on the Perils of Cross-Country Legal Empiric
    "Empirical Comparative Law" Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 11, 2015, Forthcoming HOLGER SPAMANN, Harvard Law School I review the empirical comparative law literature with an emphasis on quantitative work. After…
  • Mar 27

    Marina Halac at Columbia Law School--March 30

    Marina Halac at Columbia Law School--March 30
    Marina Halac, David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School "Contests for Experimentation" Abstract: We study the design of contests for specific innovations when there is learning: contestants’…
  • Mar 27

    Eric Hellend at Northwestern Law---March 30

    Eric Hellend at Northwestern Law---March 30
    Eric Helland, William F. Podlich Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College Estimating Effects of English Rule on Litigation Outcome
Rank this Week: 4840

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Mar 27

    Wisconsin Governor Accused of Flip Flop on "Amnesty"

    Wisconsin Governor Accused of Flip Flop on "Amnesty"
    Presidential campaigns are always fun to watch. It is early in the 2016 campaign but it seems that Republican presidential hopefuls continue to muddle through attempts to come up with a coherent and consistent position on immigration reform.…
  • Mar 27

    European Union and the Geopolitics of Migration

    European Union and the Geopolitics of Migration
    Is the European Union, which permits labor migration among the member nations, a possible model for future immigration? Commentators have suggested that possibility since the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect in 1994. This…
  • Mar 27

    Immigration Article of the Day: "States and Status: A Study of Geographical Disparities for Immigrant Youth" by Laila Hla

    Immigration Article of the Day: "States and Status: A Study of Geographical Disparities for Immigrant Youth" by Laila Hla
    "States and Status: A Study of Geographical Disparities for Immigrant Youth" by Laila Hlass, Boston University School of Law, November 8, 2014 Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 266, 2014 ABSTRACT: This article looks at…
Rank this Week: 52

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Yes, Tax Uncertainty Hurt

    Yes, Tax Uncertainty Hurt
    In a recent commentary, Tom Giovanetti of The Institute for Policy Innovation explains that tax uncertainty causes economic harm. Tax uncertainty exists when taxpayers don’t know what the tax law applicable to a particular year will be…
  • Mar 25

    When Social Security Benefits Aren’t Social Security Benefits: When They Meet Tax

    When Social Security Benefits Aren’t Social Security Benefits: When They Meet Tax
    A recent case, McCarthy v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2015-50, illustrates why it is easy to become confused when retirement plan benefits, social security benefits, and tax law meet up at a three-way intersection.The taxpayers are a married couple.…
  • Mar 23

    Tax Credit for Purchasing a Residence Requires a Purchase

    Tax Credit for Purchasing a Residence Requires a Purchase
    A recent case, Pittman v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2015-44, hammers home the point that a taxpayer is not entitled to claim the credit for purchasing a home for the first time if the taxpayer does not purchase a home. It seems a simple proposition,…
Rank this Week: 722

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Mar 27

    U of A Law Students Give Their Take on the Magna Carta Blog

    U of A Law Students Give Their Take on the Magna Carta Blog
    Yesterday we asked several Faculty of Law professors here at the University of Alberta for their perspectives on Ms. Magna Carta’s blog. Today it’s the law students’ turn to share their thoughts on the blog! Thank you to Justin…
  • Mar 26

    U of A Law Faculty Perspectives on the Ms. Magna Carta Blog

    U of A Law Faculty Perspectives on the Ms. Magna Carta Blog
    Ms. Magna Carta visited the 4th floor of the Law Building to ask various members of the faculty for their perspectives of our blog. The Faculty of Law professors comment on how the current legal framework is connected to the...
  • Mar 25

    Environmental Legislation: A Professor's Perspective

    Environmental Legislation: A Professor's Perspective
    The Magna Carta may be viewed as one of the first codifications for environmental types of protection, however there has clearly been massive revolutions in environmental legislation since 1215. In our previous post we discussed how Fisheries…
Rank this Week: 936

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Preliminary Injunction Bars Extension of FMLA To Same-Sex Couple

    Preliminary Injunction Bars Extension of FMLA To Same-Sex Couple
    In State of Texas v. United States, (ND TX, March 26, 2015), a Texas federal district court granted a preliminary injunction ordering the Department of Labor to stay application of a rule amendment that extends the Family and Medical…
  • Mar 27

    California AG Asks Court To Allow Her To Reject Virulently Anti-Gay Initiative Measure

    California AG Asks Court To Allow Her To Reject Virulently Anti-Gay Initiative Measure
    Religion News Service reports that California Attorney General Kamala Harris this week asked a state court to allow her to refuse to process a virulently anti-gay (and likely unconstitutional) initiative petition filed in proper form…
  • Mar 27

    British Parliament Passes Bill Authorizing Invocations At City Council Meeting

    British Parliament Passes Bill Authorizing Invocations At City Council Meeting
    Law & Religion UK reports that on Wednesday in Britain the House of Lords gave final Parliamentary approval to the Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill (full text). The bill, which now will be presented for Royal…
Rank this Week: 68

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 27

    Gridlock and Purposivism in Statutory Interpretation

    Gridlock and Purposivism in Statutory Interpretation
    by Michael DorfOn Monday, Justice Kennedy sent the blawgosphere into a bit of a tizzy when, in the course of testifying before the House Appropriations Committee, he answered a question about statutory interpretation by saying the…
  • Mar 26

    You Can't Fix This Stupid Law

    You Can't Fix This Stupid Law
    by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, published today, I continue a discussion that I began two weeks ago in a Verdict column and its associated Dorf on Law post.  In those earlier pieces, I discussed whether the debt ceiling…
  • Mar 25

    How Biased Towards Libertarianism is the US Constitution?

    How Biased Towards Libertarianism is the US Constitution?
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column discusses  a recent Harvard Law Review essay by Suzanna Sherry, in which she reviews Richard Epstein’s book, The Classical Liberal Constitution. Sherry says (correctly) that Epstein defends a…
Rank this Week: 523

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: 251

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 730

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Mar 27

    AG Legal Opinion on Social Benefits for Migrants in Europe

    AG Legal Opinion on Social Benefits for Migrants in Europe
    A hot topic here in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe has been the issue of social welfare benefits for migrant workers. European citizens have the right to move freely throughout the European Union (EU) - to attend university,...
  • Mar 26

    WTO: The New Rules of Global Trade (Free Program in Washington DC on March 31)

    WTO: The New Rules of Global Trade (Free Program in Washington DC on March 31)
    The International Trade and Investment Law Society at the American University Washington College of Law, with co-sponsorship from the American Bar Association Young Lawyers' Division International Law Committee, presents a free program on…
  • Mar 25

    Books We Think We Are Going to Like: The Assault on International Law

    Books We Think We Are Going to Like: The Assault on International Law
    The Chronicle of Higher Education tells us that Oxford University Press has published a new book called "The Assault on International Law" by Jens David Ohlin. We're told that the book "criticizes the arguments and influence of…
Rank this Week: 4872

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Nudity, Privacy and the Prostitute

    Nudity, Privacy and the Prostitute
    After a jury convicted Charles Adams “of capturing a representation that depicts nudity without the knowledge or consent of the person who is depicted nude in violation of Wisconsin Statutes § 942.09(am)1,” he appealed. …
  • Mar 25

    GoDaddy, the Teamsters Union and Defamation

    GoDaddy, the Teamsters Union and Defamation
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court ofAppeals for the Second Circuit:  Ricci v. Teamsters Union Local 456, 2015 WL 1214476 (2015). The court began its opinion by explaining that[p]laintiffs Peter and Barbara Ricci…
  • Mar 23

    The Stolen Car, the Abandoned Cell Phone and Privacy

    The Stolen Car, the Abandoned Cell Phone and Privacy
    After Adrian Samalia was convicted of possessing a stolen motor vehicle in violation of Washington state law, he appealed.  State v. Samalia, 2015 WL 968754 (Washington Court of Appeals 2015).  The court begins its opinion by…
Rank this Week: 1649

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Mar 27

    Solitary Confinement and Human Rights: Resources and Recent Development

    Solitary Confinement and Human Rights: Resources and Recent Development
    The current issue of the Canadian Journal of Human Rights is a special volume focused on solitary confinement and human rights. Articles in the interdisciplinary journal include prisoner writing and philosophy as well as comparative analyses…
  • Mar 26

    Human Rights Cities Movement Continues to Expand

    Human Rights Cities Movement Continues to Expand
    The international Human Rights Cities movement continues to take hold in the United States. Boston, Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh are among the large cities that have formally endorsed a human rights perspective as a matter of city policy,…
  • Mar 25

    The "Forever War Symposium" - Call for Paper

    The "Forever War Symposium" - Call for Paper
    Call for papers for Columbia Human Rights Law Review and Human Rights Institute symposium on Human Rights and the ‘Forever War’. The Columbia Human Rights Law Review (HRLR), in collaboration with the Columbia Law School Human…
Rank this Week: 2826

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
Rank this Week: 369

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 75

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 718

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 26

    Fifth Circuit Rejects FMLA Claim

    Fifth Circuit Rejects FMLA Claim
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fifth Circuit dismissed most of the plaintiff's Family and Medical Leave Act case in Bryant v. Texas Dep't of Aging and Disability Services, holding that most claims were barred by state…
  • Mar 26

    Indiana Governor Signs Controversial State RFRA Law

    Indiana Governor Signs Controversial State RFRA Law
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Governor Mike Pence of Indiana in a "private ceremony," signed the controversial Senate Act 101, a state RFRA, into law. Governor Mike Pence of Indiana via…
  • Mar 26

    Ninth Circuit to Reconsider "Good Cause" Requirement for Concealed Carry

    Ninth Circuit to Reconsider "Good Cause" Requirement for Concealed Carry
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit announced today that it would reconsider a three-judge panel's ruling striking San Diego's requirement that a person show "good cause" before obtaining a concealed carry…
Rank this Week: 280

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 26

    M. Cherif Bassiouni Weighs In on the Amanda Knox Extradition, and Gets It Wrong

    M. Cherif Bassiouni Weighs In on the Amanda Knox Extradition, and Gets It Wrong
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku I have been feeling a little guilty for blogging about the Amanda Knox case since it is more of a People Magazine topic than an Opinio Juris one.  But just today, I realized that even someone as respected in the…
  • Mar 26

    So How Do We Assess Proportionality? (A Response to Blank, Corn, and Jensen)

    So How Do We Assess Proportionality? (A Response to Blank, Corn, and Jensen)
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Just Security published a post by Laurie Blank, Geoffrey Corn, and Eric Jensen yesterday criticizing two surveys that are interested in how laypeople think about IHL’s principle of…
  • Mar 24

    Responding to Rogier Bartels About Perfidy at Just Security

    Responding to Rogier Bartels About Perfidy at Just Security
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller My friend Rogier Bartels published two excellent posts at Just Security over the past few days (here and here) in which he argues that it is inherently perfidious to launch an attack from a…
Rank this Week: 130

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/
  • Mar 26

    Water Contracts and Adequate Assurances (to Continue Business as Usual)

    Water Contracts and Adequate Assurances (to Continue Business as Usual)
    Some weeks ago, I blogged here about water rights and shortages in drought-ridden California. Of course, California is not the only state where contractual water rights interface with development and public health concerns. In Ohio, shale…
  • Mar 26

    Where Congress Won't Act, Private Ordering Fills a Gap

    Where Congress Won't Act, Private Ordering Fills a Gap
    Today's New York Times reports that Microsoft will require the companies with which it partners, its contractors and vendors who employ more than 50 workers, to provide their employees who do work for Microsoft with 15 days of annual paid...
  • Mar 26

    Fifth Circuit Reverses District Court's Order Vacating Arbitral Award

    Fifth Circuit Reverses District Court's Order Vacating Arbitral Award
    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and Alstom Transportation, Inc. (Alstom) had a Maintenance Agreement that included an arbitration clause. BNSF notified Alstom that it was eliminating locomotives from its active fleet, which triggered a clause in…
Rank this Week: 353

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Mar 26

    “Rabbit, rabbit” or “Night of the Lepus”–it’s your choice

    “Rabbit, rabbit” or “Night of the Lepus”–it’s your choice
    Kathleen Stachowski    Other Nations Soon it will be April 1st, and for those of you with superstitious or folklorish proclivities, remember to say “rabbit, rabbit!” (or “rabbit, rabbit,…
  • Mar 16

    Two animal rescues: 33 happy homecomings & one heartbreaker

    Two animal rescues: 33 happy homecomings & one heartbreaker
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations Anyone who works in the animal rights arena knows that a single day–nay, a single minute–can feature the most jubilant high and the utmost despairing low. One emotion…
  • Mar 7

    Ringling Bros. Retires Circus Elephant

    Ringling Bros. Retires Circus Elephant
    Seth Victor As many of you may have already heard, Ringling Bros. is retiring elephants from its act and focusing on caring for elephants in a conservation center. Wayne Pacelles of HSUS described this move as a “Berlin Wall…
Rank this Week: 4804

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: 175

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Mar 26

    Lens on Stays Pending Appeal

    Lens on Stays Pending Appeal
    Jill Lens has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, Stays Pending Appeal: Why the Merits Should Not Matter, which will be published in the Florida State University Law Review. Here’s the abstract: In Nken v. Holder, the Supreme...
  • Mar 24

    SCOTUS Decision on Agency Determinations and Issue Preclusion

    SCOTUS Decision on Agency Determinations and Issue Preclusion
    Today the Supreme Court decided B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., a case about the preclusive effect of determinations made by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) when reviewing trademark registrations. Writing for a…
  • Mar 23

    Advisory Committee Agenda Includes Class Action Amendment "Sketches," Loser-Pays Report

    Advisory Committee Agenda Includes Class Action Amendment "Sketches," Loser-Pays Report
    The Advisory Committee on Civil Rules has released the 640-page agenda for its April 9-10, 2015 meeting. The agenda includes many items that are of interest. The following is far from an exhaustive list: In the Draft Minutes for the...
Rank this Week: 264

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/
  • Mar 26

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread
    As we all know by now, the Supreme Court issued its decision yesterday in Young v. UPS, which resulted in a 6-3 victory for the plaintiff. Congratulations to friend-of-blog Sam Bagenstos, who was closely involved in the case and provided...
  • Mar 25

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA
    The Supreme Court issued an opinion today in Young v. UPS, a case concerning whether a pregnant woman denied a light duty accommodation under a policy that accommodated injuries caused on the job with light duty assignments, but did not...
  • Mar 21

    Bernt on Crowd Work and Volunteerism

    Bernt on Crowd Work and Volunteerism
    Lisa Bernt (Visiting scholar, Northeastern) has just posted on SSRN her very interesting piece, "Suppressing the Mischief: New Work, Old Problems". This article was part of a symposium issue, "Employed or Just Working?:…
Rank this Week: 96

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • Mar 26

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry
    Competition: Commissioner Vestager announces proposal for e-commerce sector inquiry Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commissioner in charge of competition policy Margrethe Vestager announced today at a conference in Berlin a forthcoming…
  • Feb 26

    Antitrust awards time ...

    Antitrust awards time ...
    I have been nominated for two academic awards in the competition law & economics field: 1. Antitrust writing award My article “Antitrust Compliance Programmes & Optimal Antitrust Enforcement: A Reply to Wouter Wils” has…
  • Feb 25

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law
    The Harvard European Law Association is putting together a very nice programme where I will give a keynote speech and chair a couple of panels. Preliminary Program Harvard European Law Association Informal Enforcement of Competition Law:…
Rank this Week: 2385

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1078

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/
  • Mar 26

    Debunking the Myth of a Data Barrier to Entry for Online Service

    Debunking the Myth of a Data Barrier to Entry for Online Service
    Recent years have seen an increasing interest in incorporating privacy into antitrust analysis. The FTC and regulators in Europe have rejected these calls so far, but certain scholars and activists continue their attempts to breathe life into…
  • Mar 24

    Undermining Investment in Standard Setting by Weakening Patents: How a Recent Justice Department Business Review Letter Gets Things Wrong

    Undermining Investment in Standard Setting by Weakening Patents: How a Recent Justice Department Business Review Letter Gets Things Wrong
    As I explained in a recent Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) New Patent Policy (NPP) threatens to devalue patents that cover standards; discourage involvement by…
  • Mar 20

    FTC Staff Report on Google: Much Ado About Nothing

    FTC Staff Report on Google: Much Ado About Nothing
    The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the FTC Bureau of Competition staff report to the commissioners in the Google antitrust investigation recommended that the Commission approve an antitrust suit against the company. While this is…
Rank this Week: 419

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Mar 26

    A potpourri of tips about legal writing

    A potpourri of tips about legal writing
    For a potpourri of tips about legal writing, see Dear Scrivener by Scott Moise in the March 2015 South Carolina Lawyer. There, Moise responds to questions the column has received. Two of them concern pet peeves of mine: --Is the...
  • Mar 25

    ALWD and the Bluebook

    ALWD and the Bluebook
    Well you just can't say enough about ALWD and the Bluebook it seems, particularly now that citations made from each are indistinguishable. Your legal readers won't know which citation manual you used to get those oh-so-perfect citations. Not…
  • Mar 25

    Call for Ideas: AALS Section on Teaching Method

    Call for Ideas: AALS Section on Teaching Method
    Here's the call for ideas, for the Section's 2015 newsletter: The AALS Section on Teaching Methods is building its 2015 newsletter around your creativity and innovation for introducing practical skills and knowledge into first-year law school…
Rank this Week: 211

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1816

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 26

    2015 ABA Property Section Student Writing Contest

    2015 ABA Property Section Student Writing Contest
    The ABA section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law announces its annual student writing competition. Here are the details: Goals: The goal of the American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Student Writing Contest…
  • Mar 26

    Rosser on Destabilizing Property

    Rosser on Destabilizing Property
    Ezra Rosser (American) has posted Destabilizing Property (Connecticut Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Property theory has entered into uncertain times. Conservative and progressive scholars are fiercely contesting everything it…
  • Mar 25

    The Strange World of Architectural Rendering

    The Strange World of Architectural Rendering
    John King takes a look at the future promised to us by architectural renderings. He doesn't like what he sees: In tomorrow’s San Francisco, every adult who matters looks as if he or she arrived on a Google bus. The...
Rank this Week: 572

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Example of Retroductive Reasoning

    Example of Retroductive Reasoning
    NYTimes report:" As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the…
  • Mar 16

    Jury System and China

    Jury System and China
    See  http://www.fdi-law.com/en/view.php?id=2540 for dissertation "Jury System and China": Jury System and China发布日期:2012-02-24…
  • Jan 3

    Taking Inference Seriously

    Taking Inference Seriously
    Taking Inference Seriously I am deeply honored to be here – to be virtually here – to receive the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award. There is relatively little doubt that some of you associate my name with the so-called…
Rank this Week: 593

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Overheard on the street

    Overheard on the street
    Walking home at the end of the workday, I passed by a couple of guys, and over-heard the following monologue from one of them, which seemed script-worthy, so I kept it in mind and wrote it down as soon as I got home:"I was immediately head…
  • Mar 25

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 8: Leigh Osofsky's The Case for Categorical Nonenforcement

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 8: Leigh Osofsky's The Case for Categorical Nonenforcement
    Yesterday we continued our theme this semester of branching from tax towards other law, rather than towards public economics, by discussing the above paper.  "Categorical non-enforcement" is a label that one might, subject to dispute,…
  • Mar 13

    Deep thought for the day

    Deep thought for the day
    People like cats for reciprocating their feelings but just a bit less; people like dogs for reciprocating their feelings but just a bit more.
Rank this Week: 4188

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/
  • Mar 25

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week
    The Blade: Ohio House votes across party lines for 'heartbeat' abortion bill, by Jim Provance: The Ohio House today for the second time voted across party lines for a bill that would all but ban an abortion as soon as...
  • Mar 25

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure
    The Wichita Eagle: Kansas lawmakers pass nation’s first ban on abortion procedure, by Brad Cooper: The Kansas Legislature on Wednesday became the first in the country to pass a ban on a procedure often used in the second trimester of...
  • Mar 23

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat
    The Washington Post/AP: House Dems say new abortion language helps Medicare doc deal, by Alan Fram: Language has been added to an emerging bipartisan deal on Medicare clarifying that the agreement’s abortion restrictions on community health…
Rank this Week: 87

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence

    Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence
    This book recently arrived in the Jurisdynamics Network's mailbox — Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence: Revolution, Constitutionalism, and Justice Beyond the Middle East, available at http://bit.ly/PhilosophyNonviolence. The…
  • Mar 19

    Toward a Developmental Finance State

    Toward a Developmental Finance State
    Robert C. Hockett and Saule T. Omarova have posted a draft of their important—hence highly recommended—new article, “Public Actors in Private Markets: Toward a Developmental Finance State,” at SSRN, available here. The…
  • Mar 17

    California Supreme Court grants posthumous law license to Hong Yen Chang

    California Supreme Court grants posthumous law license to Hong Yen Chang
    [Edited]“A descendant of the wife of Hong Yen Chang was researching a book about an ancestor when she learned that her great-grand-uncle Chang had received a law degree but never practiced in California. She contacted another relative,…
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Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Mar 25

    Will the Liberals Turn to Back to Work Legislation Again at York, U of T?

    Will the Liberals Turn to Back to Work Legislation Again at York, U of T?
    Strikes by teaching assistants at York and U of T are closing in a grim one month anniversary.  Proposed deals bargained by the unions’ bargaining committees at both schools have been rejected by the union membership, twice at U of…
  • Mar 13

    Sample Chapter from My New Book, The Law of Work

    Sample Chapter from My New Book, The Law of Work
    My new book The Law of Work should be out later this summer, in time for the fall.  The book will interact with this blog and be available in hard copy or eBook version with live links to case law, commentary, and blog entries. Here is…
  • Mar 10

    Professor Cynthia Estlund (NYU Law) Gives Annual Innis Christie Lecture

    Professor Cynthia Estlund (NYU Law) Gives Annual Innis Christie Lecture
    The 5th Annual Innis Christie Lecture on Labour and Employment Law was presented last fall at Dalhouse Law School in Halifax.  The keynote speaker was my friend Cynthia Estlund of NYU Law School. Innis Christie: Canada’s…
Rank this Week: 1532

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
  • Mar 25

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward
    Today marks a special day in our academic calendar: it is End of Tuition Day.  From this day forward in the school year, everything is free for every student. What exactly do I mean by “free”?  And what do I ……
  • Mar 17

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13
    Originally posted on CASE Blog:Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the…
  • Dec 10

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson
    Good morning, Andover! Over the Thanksgiving break, I wrote to you all an email, asking that you take some time to understand what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  A few members of the community — a student and a parent,…
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The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Mar 25

    Third Amendment Claim Rejected in D. Nevada

    Third Amendment Claim Rejected in D. Nevada
    A long time back, I wrote about a Third Amendment claim in Nevada. (source) A few weeks ago, Judge Gordon rejected the plaintiff’s Third Amendment claim. (source)Filed under: misc
  • Mar 23

    CNN Column: What’s wrong with saying the pledge of allegiance in Arabic?

    CNN Column: What’s wrong with saying the pledge of allegiance in Arabic?
    My latest CNN column – sparked by a recent controversy, but illustrating an ongoing theme of enforced ignorance. Filed under: misc
  • Mar 23

    TTAB Judge Sought – I have the perfect candidate

    TTAB Judge Sought – I have the perfect candidate
    The TTAB is looking to add a member to its ranks. (source) This is the perfect candidate, since she seems to be explaining the TTAB’s prevailing view in Section 2(a) cases, with just about as much logic as any written decision handed…
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • Mar 25

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend
    Kraft announced its acquisition by Heinz this morning. And, I sense a trend. Although Kraft hasn't filed a copy of the merger agreement, yet, it has filed an 8-K with amendments to its bylaws. In what I sense is becoming...
  • Mar 21

    Fee shifting trenche

    Fee shifting trenche
    Ted Mirvis and Bill Savitt of Wachtell Lipton have weighed in on Delaware's anti-fee shifting legislation. Basically, they argue that this is the kind of thing that doesn't require legislation - that we should all defer to the wisdom of...
  • Mar 18

    Delaware appraisal amendment

    Delaware appraisal amendment
    Usually amendments to the corporate law are pretty sleepy affairs. This year is different. There's anti-fee-shifting legislation, In the slew of amendments generating interest this year, there's the new Chancery facilitated arbitration…
Rank this Week: 118

paulmaharg.com

paulmaharg.com

Largely legal education, curriculum design, rhetoric and digital technologies. Regulation and global legal education. Occasionally law and literature. Very occasionally, Scottish independence.

http://paulmaharg.com
  • Mar 24

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Perspectives – New monograph

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Perspectives – New monograph
    Apologies — liveblogged, but forgot to post this from the conference… First on, McComas Taylor and Grazia Scotellaro, ‘E-texts: a new experience in learning objects’. Took us through the example of ANU E-View student…
  • Mar 18

    Reinventing University Publishing – final thought

    Reinventing University Publishing – final thought
    I missed the keynotes and some other sections of the conference, but from what I saw I thought it was a useful, in fact essential, conference for any academic staff thinking of digital publishing for research, data curation or learning…
  • Mar 17

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Panel – New Model

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Panel – New Model
    Had to miss the keynote, so in for the morning panel.  First up, Randy S. Kiefer, Exec Dir CLOCKSS.  This is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the principle of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) + C = Controlled.…
Rank this Week: 2987

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

Covers legal education, law, literature, and legal critique.

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Mar 24

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Perspectives – New monograph

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Perspectives – New monograph
    Apologies — liveblogged, but forgot to post this from the conference… First on, McComas Taylor and Grazia Scotellaro, ‘E-texts: a new experience in learning objects’. Took us through the example of ANU E-View student…
  • Mar 18

    Reinventing University Publishing – final thought

    Reinventing University Publishing – final thought
    I missed the keynotes and some other sections of the conference, but from what I saw I thought it was a useful, in fact essential, conference for any academic staff thinking of digital publishing for research, data curation or learning…
  • Mar 17

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Panel – New Model

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Panel – New Model
    Had to miss the keynote, so in for the morning panel.  First up, Randy S. Kiefer, Exec Dir CLOCKSS.  This is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the principle of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) + C = Controlled.…
Rank this Week: 2225

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: 282

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 24

    Is it Still the Pledge in Arabic?

    Is it Still the Pledge in Arabic?
    You’ve heard that high school administrators in the Hudson Valley apologized for having the Pledge of Allegiance recited in Arabic for one morning during National Foreign Language Week. Americans are funny about language. The Founders…
  • Mar 17

    Radicalization of Jihadi John

    Radicalization of Jihadi John
    Identification of Jihadi John as a British citizen and college graduate has given rise to discussion about what radicalizes young people. There is no single answer but one aspect is to provide alternatives to the choice between deep…
  • Mar 10

    Alzheimers versus Iran

    Alzheimers versus Iran
    No it wasn’t treason. The Constitution defines treason as “levying War against [the United States], or in adhering to their enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” The letter from forty-seven senators addressed to “the…
Rank this Week: 1815

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Mar 24

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg In Radio Berkman 216 we tackle the web as we know it in 2014-2015. Hate speech online, freedom of speech online, censorship and surveillance online, and, of course, whether our smart machines are out…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
Rank this Week: 345

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Mar 24

    South Texas: Bankruptcy Symposium

    South Texas: Bankruptcy Symposium
    South Texas Law Review's "Symposium: Bankruptcy Best Practices from the Bench and Bar," held in October 2013, is now in print: "A Survey of Sanctions in Bankruptcy Courts: The Fifth Circuit and Beyond (Robin Russell) "A…
  • Mar 19

    Weber, Accidentally on Purpose: Intent in Disability Discrimination Law

    Weber, Accidentally on Purpose: Intent in Disability Discrimination Law
    Professor Mark Weber has just posted an interesting article on SSRN which will appear in Boston College Law Review. The abstract provides as follows: American disability discrimination laws contain few intent requirements. Yet courts…
  • Mar 12

    Graduate Assistant Strike at NYU

    Graduate Assistant Strike at NYU
    Graduate Assistants at NYU have been on strike for awhile. An article discussing the strike and NYU's recent threats from Inside Education can be found here. As readers to this blog as well as my former students all know, in...
Rank this Week: 54

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Edited by I. Richard Gershon, Paul E. McGreal and Cynthia L. Fountaine.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Mar 23

    Lucre, Malice and The Charleston School of Law

    Lucre, Malice and The Charleston School of Law
    Charleston Law board members, and former federal magistrates Robert Carr and George Kosko, have made public statements that they would rather have the law school close, than approve board member Ed Westbrook's plan. Westbrook has formed a…
  • Mar 18

    A Thank You

    A Thank You
    Two weeks ago, I announced that I would be stepping down from the deanship at Ole Miss Law. I have enjoyed being dean at Ole Miss, very much, and am really pleased that my wonderful colleague Debbie Bell has agreed...
  • Mar 14

    Regulating LL.M. Program

    Regulating LL.M. Program
    At an informal lunch at AALS last January, the topic turned to LL.M. programs at a group of professors’ respective schools. Five or six faculty members chimed in – faculty members from across the spectrum of U.S. law schools…
Rank this Week: 2822

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Mar 23

    Experts in the Legal Field Question the Bar Exam…

    Experts in the Legal Field Question the Bar Exam…
    See this interesting article on the New York Times website discussing proposals to change the Bar Exam!…
  • Mar 20

    Beyond Best Practices previewed at LegalED’s ILT2015

    Beyond Best Practices previewed at LegalED’s ILT2015
    Several of the authors of chapters in the soon-to-be-released book, Beyond Best Practices in Legal Education, are speaking today at LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching conference at American University Washington College of Law. I am now…
  • Mar 20

    Live from LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching Conference — Assessment

    Live from LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching Conference — Assessment
    I am at LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching conference at American University Washington College of Law hearing from Prof Syd Beckman about Tips for Using Interactive Technology for Assessment. Here are his 5 Tips for Assessment: 1. Plan…
Rank this Week: 622

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Mar 23

    Come to My Section 1983 Conference April 16-17, 2015

    Come to My Section 1983 Conference April 16-17, 2015
    I invite you to join me in Chicago at the 32nd annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference on Thursday and Friday, April 16-17, 2015. This two-day seminar is designed for municipal and state attorneys, plaintiffs’…
  • Feb 19

    Know Your Constitution (8): What is State Action?

    Know Your Constitution (8): What is State Action?
    This is the eighth in a series of posts about the United States Constitution written in everyday language with a minimum of legal jargon. Previous posts introduced the Constitution, rebutted some commonly…
  • Feb 9

    Anti-SLAPP Statutes and State-Law Claims: Is a City Protected?

    Anti-SLAPP Statutes and State-Law Claims: Is a City Protected?
    Anti-SLAPP Statutes: Background I blogged some time ago about anti-SLAPP statutes and section 1983 both in state courts and federal courts. Readers will want to consult both my post of July 23, 2010, and my post of April 27, 2011, for those…
Rank this Week: 4130

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    The First Amendment and the Redskins Tradement, part I: Government speech

    The First Amendment and the Redskins Tradement, part I: Government speech
    The following post is by Robert L. Tsai and Christine Haight Farley (both of American); it is the first several guest posts on the Washington Professional Football Team trademark case. It is cross-posted at PrawfsBlawg.The ACLU recently…
  • Mar 19

    Tomorrow: "New Era in Gaming Law" Symposium

    Tomorrow: "New Era in Gaming Law" Symposium
    The Northern Kentucky Law Review and the W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business and Technology will host "The New Era in Gaming Law" Symposium on Friday, March 20, 2015, at Northern Kentucky Law School. Featuring some of…
  • Mar 16

    Testing the NBA Draft Waters in 2015

    Testing the NBA Draft Waters in 2015
    As you fill out your brackets for the 2015 NCAA March Madness tournament, it's time for my yearly rant on the preposterous rules that the NCAA imposes on men's basketball players and their ability to properly evaluate their option in…
Rank this Week: 400