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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/
  • Apr 28

    Everyone Hates Cruz

    Everyone Hates Cruz
    Add John Boehner to the list: “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch…
  • Apr 27

    None Dare Call it Perjury?

    None Dare Call it Perjury?
    FBI analysts gave consistently false testimony for 20 years, leading to hundreds of convictions, including at least 32 defendants sentenced to death. “Of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison.” Yet the Washington Post…
  • Apr 27

    They Deserve Each Other

    They Deserve Each Other
    We deserve better. Cruz Pre-Taps Fiorina. Photo: Flickr/Gage Skidmore
Rank this Week: 37

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: 350

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: 96

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 28

    Meanwhile, Back in the People's House, the Pandering Continue

    Meanwhile, Back in the People's House, the Pandering Continue
    by Neil H. BuchananIn the midst of the ongoing drama of the presidential campaign, it is easy to forget that there already are people who have been sworn in as elected officeholders, and that those people are doing their jobs almost…
  • Apr 27

    Animals, Altruism, and the Act/Omission Distinction

    Animals, Altruism, and the Act/Omission Distinction
    by Michael DorfA little less than two weeks ago, Cornell Law School hosted a "book celebration" for Professor Colb and me, in recognition of the publication of our book Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights. I have used scare quotes to…
  • Apr 26

    Skepticism About Hillary Clinton From An Unexpected Source

    Skepticism About Hillary Clinton From An Unexpected Source
    by Neil H. BuchananLast week, I explained why I am supporting Hillary Clinton for president, rather than Bernie Sanders.  Although I did not state the argument in this way, I was ultimately saying that too many Americans do not…
Rank this Week: 610

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 1355

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Apr 28

    Policing Rape

    Policing Rape
    Corey Rayburn Yung (Kansas), Policing Rape Abstract: For decades, reformers have sought to increase the number and success rate of rape prosecutions by amending evidentiary rules, substantive definitions of rape, and consent standards. Such…
  • Apr 28

    Merck Sex Discrimination Case Conditionally Certified as Collective Action

    Merck Sex Discrimination Case Conditionally Certified as Collective Action
    Reuters, Merck Sex Discrimination Case Could Be Collective Action A federal judge has granted preliminary approval for a lawsuit accusing Merck & Co In. of underpaying female sales representatives to go forward as a collective action. The…
  • Apr 28

    New in Books: Gender Remade

    New in Books: Gender Remade
    From Legal History Blog, VanBurkleo's "Gender Remade", Abstract and TOC: Sandra F. VanBurkleo, Associate Professor of History at Wayne State University, has published Gender Remade: Citizenship, Suffrage, and Public Power in the New…
Rank this Week: 2773

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/
  • Apr 28

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (April 28, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (April 28, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 410 Major League Soccer as a Case Study in Complexity Theory Steven A. Bank University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law 2 143...
  • Apr 27

    More on Prince and Bowie; the Masters of Badne

    More on Prince and Bowie; the Masters of Badne
    I echo Nancy’s tribute below to Prince. Not only was “His Royal Badness” an amazing musician, singer and dancer, he was also able to legally wrestle with and ultimately prevail over some of the really “big boys” in the…
  • Apr 27

    No Contractual Duty of Good Faith in Texa

    No Contractual Duty of Good Faith in Texa
    In spite of most jurisdictions reading a duty of good faith and fair dealing into all contracts, a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that it is unlikely that the Texas Supreme Court would find such a duty to...
Rank this Week: 191

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Apr 28

    Voltage Pictures Launches Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit With Reverse Class Action Strategy

    Voltage Pictures Launches Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit With Reverse Class Action Strategy
    Voltage Pictures, which previously engaged in a lengthy court battle to require Canadian ISPs to disclose the names of alleged file sharers, has adopted a new legal strategy. This week, the company filed an unusual application in federal…
  • Apr 26

    Canadian Officials Admit TPP IP Policy Runs Counter To Preferred National Strategy

    Canadian Officials Admit TPP IP Policy Runs Counter To Preferred National Strategy
    Today is World IP Day, which marks the creation of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Canadian policy has long preferred the use of international bodies like WIPO to advance its IP objectives, yet the intellectual property…
  • Apr 25

    Why Federal Leadership on Universal Broadband is a Need, Not a Want

    Why Federal Leadership on Universal Broadband is a Need, Not a Want
    With one week still remaining in the federal telecommunications regulator’s hearing focused on the state of Internet access in Canada, the process has taken a surprising turn that ultimately cries out for leadership from Navdeep Bains,…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 28

    Barreau Du Quebec Position on Hourly Billing Report Long Overdue

    Barreau Du Quebec Position on Hourly Billing Report Long Overdue
    On March 24, 2016, the Barreau du Quebec (Quebec Bar Association) released a report « La tarification horaire à l’heure de la réflexion » (in French only and translated to say Hourly Billing: A Time for…
  • Apr 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Troke-Barriault on ODR and Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Troke-Barriault on ODR and Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Apr 28

    Scholarly Publishing Has Its Napster Moment

    Scholarly Publishing Has Its Napster Moment
    It has become widely known that scholarly publishing has been hit by its own version of Napster, with Alexandra Elbakyan’s creation of Sci-Hub, which offers up to 48 million pirated journal articles and, as we have more recently…
Rank this Week: 27

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 28

    Position Announcement: Executive Director of the Family and Youth Law Center

    Position Announcement: Executive Director of the Family and Youth Law Center
    Position Announcement: Executive Director of the Family and Youth Law Center The Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University Law School seeks a dynamic and forward-looking individual to lead the Center's array of child welfare and…
  • Apr 27

    Australian Mother Released on Bail in Lebanon After Being Caught in Child Custody Battle

    Australian Mother Released on Bail in Lebanon After Being Caught in Child Custody Battle
    From Fox News: An Australian mother and TV crew caught up in a high-profile child custody battle and detained in Beirut amid a botched attempt to take the woman's two children from their Lebanese father were released on bail on...
  • Apr 27

    Todres: "Can Mandatory Reporting Laws Help Child Survivors of Human Trafficking?"

    Todres: "Can Mandatory Reporting Laws Help Child Survivors of Human Trafficking?"
    Jonathan Todres (Georgia State University College of Law) has posted on SSRN his article Can Mandatory Reporting Laws Help Child Survivors of Human Trafficking?, 2016 Wisconsin Law Review Forward 69-78 (2016). Here is the abstract: Once…
Rank this Week: 158

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 28

    Lawyers to File Negligence Claims Against EPA for Flint Water Contamination

    Lawyers to File Negligence Claims Against EPA for Flint Water Contamination
    Lawyers for residents of Flint, MI have filed administrative complaints, required as a step to suing government agencies, against the EPA for damage caused by lead in the water. The complaints reference an alleged email from an agency expert…
  • Apr 27

    MO: House Passes Bill Abolishing Collateral Source Rule

    MO: House Passes Bill Abolishing Collateral Source Rule
    The Missouri House passed a bill abolishing the collateral source rule. A version of the bill has already passed the Missouri Senate. The Missouri Times has details.
  • Apr 27

    Legal Writing Conference: Drafting Statutes and Rule

    Legal Writing Conference: Drafting Statutes and Rule
    Duquesne is hosting a legal writing conference on drafting statutes and rules on December 3, 2016. Former PA Governor Tom Corbett and Pennsylvania Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa are among the speakers. The flyer, including a call for…
Rank this Week: 244

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
  • Apr 28

    Post Brexit: The Fate of Commercial Dispute Resolution in London and on the Continent

    Post Brexit: The Fate of Commercial Dispute Resolution in London and on the Continent
    A joint conference of the Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law (Luxembourg) and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law will be held on May 26th in London, within the framework of a series of BIICL events on…
  • Apr 25

    Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small State

    Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small State
    The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Open University and the Centre for Small States at Queen Mary University of London are organising a conference on “Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small…
  • Apr 24

    New publication on Kiobel and human rights litigation

    New publication on Kiobel and human rights litigation
    Maria Chiara Marullo and Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot have published a paper on “TRANSNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LITIGATIONS. KIOBEL’S TOUCH AND CONCERN: A TEST UNDER CONSTRUCTION.” The abstract reads: In recent years…
Rank this Week: 61

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Apr 28

    Prince Will Live On In Trust and Estate Classes Everywhere...

    Prince Will Live On In Trust and Estate Classes Everywhere...
    Prince will no doubt have many legacies - musical and otherwise. One can only hope that his philanthropic legacy will be one of them. During his lifetime, Price quietly supported any number of charitable organizations, mostly in the areas…
  • Apr 27

    An Empirical Study of Law Journal Copyright Practice

    An Empirical Study of Law Journal Copyright Practice
    As the spring submission cycle limps to a close and Redyip prepares to go into hibernation, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on the editing process awaiting all of those articles that have been accepted for publication. Every...
  • Apr 26

    Call for Papers: 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

    Call for Papers: 2017 AALS Annual Meeting
    We received the following call for papers, which may be of interest to many of you. EWW *** Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law LLCS, NEW CHARITABLE FORMS, AND THE RISE OF PHILANTHROCAPITALISM 2017 AALS Annual Meeting January 3-7, 2017 San…
Rank this Week: 475

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Apr 27

    Physician-Aided Death Legislation and the Impact on the Medical Profession

    Physician-Aided Death Legislation and the Impact on the Medical Profession
    JAMA's Journal of Internal Medicine ran an article in the April issue, The Challenge of New Legislation on Physician-Assisted Death . From the legal profession, we know how these laws work. But from the medical profession, according to the…
  • Apr 27

    Know when to hold 'em, fold 'em . . . and (the tough one for lawyers?), know when to walk away

    Know when to hold 'em, fold 'em . . . and (the tough one for lawyers?), know when to walk away
    Southern California attorney and mediator Jill Switzer, who writes columns for Above the Law as "Old Lady Lawyer," uses lyrics from Kenny Rodger's The Gambler as part of her theme in a recent essay. She asks whether lawyers prepare…
  • Apr 26

    Dangers of Polypharmacy

    Dangers of Polypharmacy
    In Elder Law world we know the dangers that may occur with taking multiple medications. The New York Times ran an article last week that focused on the topic; The Dangers of ‘Polypharmacy,’ the Ever-Mounting Pile of Pills.…
Rank this Week: 267

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Apr 27

    Rabbis With a Conscience Make History

    Rabbis With a Conscience Make History
    Cardozo Law professor Marci Hamilton comments on a recent development in protections for child sex abuse victims’ access to justice: a letter signed by 62 Jewish rabbis and leaders calling for New York to pass the Child Victims Act,…
  • Apr 26

    Two Courts, Two Interpretation

    Two Courts, Two Interpretation
    Igor De Lazari, Antonio Sepulveda, and Carlos Bolonha discuss a recent decision by the Brazilian Supreme Court affecting presidential impeachment procedures. The authors point out that the United States and Brazil have similar constitutional…
  • Apr 24

    Why Can’t We Buy Cars the Way We Buy Computers?

    Why Can’t We Buy Cars the Way We Buy Computers?
    Chapman University Law professor Ronald Rotunda comments on the law in a majority of states requiring car manufacturers to sell through dealers. Rotunda argues that Tesla Motors’ direct-to-consumer model is an excellent opportunity for…
Rank this Week: 3071

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 300

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/
Rank this Week: 368

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/
Rank this Week: 105

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: 344

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Apr 27

    Save the Date–Works in Progress!

    Save the Date–Works in Progress!
    As the semester ends and a lot of us are planning our summer research and writing, please keep in mind that the 10th Annual AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference will be September 23 & 24, at…
  • Apr 26

    Brady Arbitration Decision Upheld in Second Circuit

    Brady Arbitration Decision Upheld in Second Circuit
    You have probably all heard this by now, but, just in case you didn’t, the Second Circuit upheld the arbitrator’s four game suspension of Tom Brady in the “Deflategate” scandal. The majority emphasized the importance…
  • Apr 26

    Have You Done a Simulation of a Negotiation by Video?

    Have You Done a Simulation of a Negotiation by Video?
    For the final stage of a simulation in my negotiation course, one group of students negotiated with a video hookup to a student who had to be out of town.  I hadn’t planned on this experiment (which worked well), but it got me…
Rank this Week: 1115

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 42

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The NIT Warrant, the Federal Magistrate and Jurisdiction

    The NIT Warrant, the Federal Magistrate and Jurisdiction
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts:  U.S. v. Levin, 2016 WL 1589824 (2016).  The U.S. District Court Judgewho has the case began the opinion by explaining that Alex Levin…
  • Apr 23

    The Email Hack, the "Stolen Domain Names" and Personal Jurisdiction

    The Email Hack, the "Stolen Domain Names" and Personal Jurisdiction
    This post examines a relatively brief opinion ithat was recently ssued by a U.S. District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona:  Wu v. BDK DSD, et al., 2016 WL 1059534. The first paragraph of the…
  • Apr 22

    Divorce, Joint Custody and the Email

    Divorce, Joint Custody and the Email
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Kentucky:  Wedding v. Harmon, 2016 WL 1534682 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatJohn Michael Wedding (Father) appeals an order of the Jefferson…
Rank this Week: 359

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/
  • Apr 27

    Best New Lawyer

    Best New Lawyer
    As a second-year law student, I am always asking individuals “What attributes do you think make a new associate successful?”  Many of the individuals I have asked answered with “Well it depends…” and listed…
  • Apr 21

    Reflections on Working in Teams in Law School.

    Reflections on Working in Teams in Law School.
    How can a law school teach students to work in teams?  To work collaboratively?  To nurture their creativity and give them a chance to work on a cause larger than themselves?  In a recent  forthcoming article in the New…
  • Apr 3

    Student Engagement in Lecture

    Student Engagement in Lecture
    For the past 8 years or so, I have taught Family Law to second- and third-year law students in a lecture course.  For several years, I taught the course both Fall and Spring semesters while operating my clinic simultaneously. Next year,…
Rank this Week: 3595

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Website can use DMCA safe harbor for acts of its independent contractor

    Website can use DMCA safe harbor for acts of its independent contractor
    BWP Media USA, Inc v. Clarity Digital Group, LLC, No. 15-1154 (10th Cir. Apr. 25, 2016)    BWP owns the copyrights to various celebrity photos, and its business model appears to be lawsuit-based, at least in part.  It sued…
  • Apr 25

    Two right of publicity possibilities in the new

    Two right of publicity possibilities in the new
    Corvette: Baby, that was much too fast. 1958-2016How well would this ad fare if challenged under Jordan v. Jewel? It does inherently promote the Corvette brand, it seems to me. Mexican food so authentic Donald Trump would build a wall around…
  • Apr 22

    Cal. court sensibly rejects Fourth Circuit's GNC rule on consumer protection claim

    Cal. court sensibly rejects Fourth Circuit's GNC rule on consumer protection claim
    Mullins v. Premier Nutrition Corp., 2016 WL 1534784, No. 13-cv-01271 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 15, 2016)This case revisits an issue with which courts have struggled: when consumer plaintiffs plead that a product advertised as clinically proven…
Rank this Week: 129

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/
  • Apr 27

    A Backwards Tax Argument

    A Backwards Tax Argument
    It isn’t unusual for a taxpayer to report less income on a federal income tax return than is shown on an information return such as a Form W-2 or Form 1099 if the taxpayer thinks that the amount on the information return is too high.…
  • Apr 25

    A Tax End-Run That Didn’t Work

    A Tax End-Run That Didn’t Work
    In a recent private letter ruling, PLR 201616002, the IRS concluded that a corporation’s matching contributions on account of employee political contributions are not deductible. This is one instance where the complications are not a…
  • Apr 22

    If This Happens, It Would Be a Tax Miracle

    If This Happens, It Would Be a Tax Miracle
    Once upon a time, Donald Rumsfeld, who finished his career in government as Secretary of Defense, served in Congress. He served as administrative assistant to a member of Congress from Ohio, then as staff assistant to a member of Congress…
Rank this Week: 1076

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Five Constitutional Controversies, Five Judicial Opinion

    Five Constitutional Controversies, Five Judicial Opinion
    The five constitutional controversies addressed by Justice Nemo in a paper just posted to SSRN (here) concern matters of interest to some RLL readers, including capital punishment, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, and abortion.…
  • Apr 18

    When Bernie Met Franci

    When Bernie Met Franci
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took time off from the campaign trail on April 15 to address the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, a kind of think tank located at the Vatican. How to describe the address? It will likely have little direct…
  • Apr 17

    Why I Will Vote for Sanders in the New York Primary

    Why I Will Vote for Sanders in the New York Primary
    I rarely have trouble determining who to vote for, but deciding between Clinton and Sanders in the New York primary has not been easy for me. For a long time, I supported Clinton. I thought Sanders was helping the cause of the left by moving…
Rank this Week: 273

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Delayed Justice: Jury verdict in "The Hillsborough Disaster"

    Delayed Justice: Jury verdict in "The Hillsborough Disaster"
    The top Sports Law story in the world today?No, not the awful ruling by the Second Circuit reinstating the suspension of Tom Brady for, more probably than not, conspiring to deflate a few footballs contrary to the laws of physics.A far more…
  • Apr 19

    University of New Hampshire Summer Sports Law Institute

    University of New Hampshire Summer Sports Law Institute
    This summer at the University of New Hampshire Durham campus we will be offering 4 outstanding sports law courses--taught by leading experts--as part of our 4-week UNH Law Summer Sports Law Institute from May 23 to June 17. The UNH…
  • Apr 19

    Great Lake Sports and Entertainment Law Academy

    Great Lake Sports and Entertainment Law Academy
    If you are interested in studying sports law, check out the Great Lake Sports and Entertainment Law Academy, hosted by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio from May 16 to June…
Rank this Week: 330

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/
  • Apr 26

    The Outdated Economics of Conservative Ideologue

    The Outdated Economics of Conservative Ideologue
    Some of you may have been following Shankar Vedantam on NPR or the discoveries of Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel Prize winning psychologist on the Princeton faculty, and their demonstration of the irrational ways that people very naturally and…
  • Apr 19

    It’s Government’s Job to Make Work Available

    It’s Government’s Job to Make Work Available
    Bernie and Hilary argue about trade pacts. We know trade pacts cost some jobs and open up others. That’s not a satisfying trade-off if your skill is suddenly unmarketable and you’ve become unemployed or underemployed. An effective…
  • Apr 12

    Why Neither Party Can Back Down on Garland

    Why Neither Party Can Back Down on Garland
    Why is blocking the Garland nomination to the Supreme Court so important to them that most Republicans won’t even meet with him let alone agree to hold a vote? Many probably think it is about gay rights and abortion. But there is much…
Rank this Week: 3602

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/
  • Apr 26

    A (veiled) hint at the future of Canadian corporate law jurisprudence?

    A (veiled) hint at the future of Canadian corporate law jurisprudence?
    Please check out my case comment on the SCC's recent decision in Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje in the Canadian Business Law Journal - you can read the decision here and the comment here. The Court's decision is primarily concerned with...
  • Apr 25

    Party Bus Liability

    Party Bus Liability
    When a bus is called a Party Bus, the question is whether it is a bus or party - or something like that! In a case aptly titled Party Bus Atlantic Inc. v. Temple Insurance Company, 2016 NSSC 96, Justice...
  • Apr 22

    Family Law & Immigration: Intersecting Worlds - Continuing Legal Education

    Family Law & Immigration: Intersecting Worlds - Continuing Legal Education
    Family law practitioners (and others) in the Edmonton area may be interested in attending a session on May 26, 2016 about the intersection between family and immigration law. The organizers have provided the following information: You are…
Rank this Week: 1878

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 1182

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/
  • Apr 26

    Deflategate, Collective Bargaining, and Arbitration

    Deflategate, Collective Bargaining, and Arbitration
    Lisa Gelernter (SUNY-Buffalo, and a Bills fan) writes to share her take on the Second Circuit’s decision upholding the four-game suspension of Tom Brady of the Patriots for the deflate-gate scandal. [Side note: all the NFL's footballs are…
  • Apr 22

    Uber Settles Class Action for $100 million

    Uber Settles Class Action for $100 million
    Many of us in the labor and employment law community have been following the pending class-action litigation against Uber on the issue of whether its drivers are employees or independent contractors. Widespread news reports now indicate that…
  • Apr 21

    EEOC/Halliburton Settlement Breach

    EEOC/Halliburton Settlement Breach
    image from eeoc.gov For those of us teaching courses in ADR/Employment, an interesting case comes out of Mississippi between the EEOC and Halliburton. The case, EEOC v. Halliburton Energy Service, Inc. and Boots & Coots, LLC d/b/a/ Boots…
Rank this Week: 75

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/
  • Apr 26

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval
    Two weeks after California recommended approval of the Charter-Time Warner Cable deal, now the DOJ/FCC have also cleared the way for that deal to close - but with conditions. On April 12, California administrative law judge recommend approval…
  • Apr 25

    New M&A Casebook

    New M&A Casebook
    I'm happy to announce the publication of a new casebook: Hill, Quinn, and Davidoff Solomon's Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice: Being an M&A practitioner or litigator requires not only a knowledge of the law—the…
  • Apr 13

    The end of the letter opinion?

    The end of the letter opinion?
    Over at The Chancery Daily, they have observed something interesting. There is has been a decline in letter opinions from the Chancery Court. I'd share some links, but The Chancery Daily is a newsletter, so you'll just have to pay...
Rank this Week: 391

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Stories, movies, and books, all with the same there--how lawyers can help make a better world.

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Apr 25

    The Judge Speaks Her Mind

    The Judge Speaks Her Mind
    The most interesting, yet distressing, person I have encountered this year is Judge Celia Day. Judge Day is a federal district court judge in Manhattan and one of the characters in Lawrence Joseph’s small classic Lawyerland, a…
  • Apr 25

    The Judge Speaks Her Mind

    The Judge Speaks Her Mind
    The most interesting person I have encountered this year is Judge Celia Day. Judge Day is a federal district court judge in Manhattan and one of the characters in Lawrence Joseph’s small classic Lawyerland, a “non-fiction…
  • Apr 11

    The Right Choice for the Wrong Reason

    The Right Choice for the Wrong Reason
    In an earlier post I discussed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to refuse to even to hold hearings on President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. That post generated a good deal of…
Rank this Week: 2727

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Apr 25

    Mental Culpability at Issue Before the NY Court of Appeal

    Mental Culpability at Issue Before the NY Court of Appeal
    The contention that an injury can amount to a crime only when inflicted by intention is no provincial or transient notion. It is as universal and persistent in mature systems of law as belief in freedom of the human will and a consequent…
  • Apr 25

    THE SEVEN: About the Court, By the Court - 2016 Cooke Symposium, April 26

    THE SEVEN: About the Court, By the Court - 2016 Cooke Symposium, April 26
    See the 2015 Cooke Symposium - High Courts, Center Seat: Chief Justices at Albany Law  NY Chief Judge Lippman Moderates Chief Justices at Albany Law, Monday, March 23, 2015. HERE More information on State Constitutional Commentary and…
  • Apr 21

    Justice Scalia's Record (Part 6: Technological Surveillance)

    Justice Scalia's Record (Part 6: Technological Surveillance)
    One additional look at Justice Scalia's record. Then we'll move on. Besides the Supreme Court, there's much to discuss about the New York Court of Appeals--now the "DiFiore Court" with a near total change in personnel. But first,…
Rank this Week: 4915

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
Rank this Week: 3432

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 25

    A Nixonian overreach by the Obama administration?

    A Nixonian overreach by the Obama administration?
    John Yoo co-writes for Investor’s Business Daily, April 25, 2016 Litigation between shareholders in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the U.S. government has called for the revelation of documents that the White House tried to keep secret…
  • Apr 20

    Theranos under pressure as inquiries mount

    Theranos under pressure as inquiries mount
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Peter J. Henning write for The New York Times, April 20, 2016 Like most private companies, Theranos shares have not been made available to the general investing public. But that does not exempt the company from the…
  • Apr 20

    Hearing for lawsuits over Downtown Berkeley development set for Aug. 26

    Hearing for lawsuits over Downtown Berkeley development set for Aug. 26
    Ethan Elkind quoted in The Daily Californian, April 20, 2016 “(Environmental impact reports) are covering such a wide range of subjects that generally it’s not too hard to find an area where they did an inadequate job,”…
Rank this Week: 220

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Apr 25

    "On the Moral Acceptability of Physician‐Assisted Dying for Non‐Autonomous Psychiatric Patients"

    "On the Moral Acceptability of Physician‐Assisted Dying for Non‐Autonomous Psychiatric Patients"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in Bioethics, Vol. 30, Issue 4 (2016)): "On the Moral Acceptability of Physician‐Assisted Dying for Non‐Autonomous Psychiatric Patients" JUKKA VARELIUS, University of Turku - Department of…
  • Apr 25

    "Happiness, Cerebroscopes and Incorrigibility: Prospects for Neuroeudaimonia"

    "Happiness, Cerebroscopes and Incorrigibility: Prospects for Neuroeudaimonia"
    "Happiness, Cerebroscopes and Incorrigibility: Prospects for Neuroeudaimonia" by Stephanie M. Hare and Nicole A. Vincent has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Suppose you want to live a happy life. Who should…
  • Apr 23

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): How Children’s Brains Develop to Make Them Right or Left Handed, The Conversation In The Popular Press: Cadaver Study Challenges Brain Stimulation Methods, Science Half Your Brain Stands Guard…
Rank this Week: 228

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/
  • Apr 25

    OK Legislature Passes A Bill Targeting Medical Licenses of Doctors Who Perform Abortion

    OK Legislature Passes A Bill Targeting Medical Licenses of Doctors Who Perform Abortion
    Washington Post (April 23, 2016): Abortion doctors would lose medical licenses under new Oklahoma bill, by Niraj Chokshi The Oklahoma legislature continues to pass legislation designed to undermine women's access to abortion. Last week the…
  • Apr 23

    Women of Color Speak Out Against PRENDA

    Women of Color Speak Out Against PRENDA
    Rewire (April 21, 2016): Congressional Testimony: Anti-Choice Measure Would Turn People of Color Into 'Suspects in the Exam Room,' by Kanya D'Ameida, At last week's Congressional Hearing for the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, Miriam Yeung,…
  • Apr 21

    FDA Label Change Improving Abortion Access for Women in Texa

    FDA Label Change Improving Abortion Access for Women in Texa
    Kut.org (April 19, 2016): After FDA Label Change, Clinics See More Women Using Medications for Abortions, by Ashley Lopez: Three weeks after the FDA changed the label for mifepristone, the country's most widely used abortion drug, Texas…
Rank this Week: 36

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 25

    Anchugov and Gladkov is not Enforceable: the Russian Constitutional Court Opines in its First ECtHR Implementation Case

    Anchugov and Gladkov is not Enforceable: the Russian Constitutional Court Opines in its First ECtHR Implementation Case
    by Marina Aksenova by Marina Aksenova [Marina Aksenova is a Post-doc at the Centre of Excellence for International Courts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. You can reach her at: Marina [dot] aksenova [at] jur [dot] ku [dot] dk.]…
  • Apr 25

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, April 25, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, April 25, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Zambia’s government is trying to send hundreds of refugees back to camps…
  • Apr 24

    Events and Announcements: April 24, 2016

    Events and Announcements: April 24, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Sponsored Announcements Admissions to the third edition of the Master in Democratic Governance – Democracy and Human Rights in the MENA Region (DE.MA) are open: first round deadline – 30 May…
Rank this Week: 79

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Apr 24

    Projections for Law School Enrollment for Fall 2016

    Projections for Law School Enrollment for Fall 2016
    In this blog posting I am doing two things. First, I provide a detailed analysis to estimate the likely total applicant pool we can expect at the end of the current cycle based on trends from March through the end...
  • Apr 19

    Charles Kindregan, R.I.P.

    Charles Kindregan, R.I.P.
    Dean Andy Perlman advised us a little bit ago that nationally-recognized family law (particularly on the issue of surrogacy) expert and beloved Suffolk Law colleague Charley Kindregan passed away. Charley had been in poor health for some…
  • Mar 25

    The Connection between Coaching and Mentoring and Great Lawyer Careers -- Sporkin's Kids and other Example

    The Connection between Coaching and Mentoring and Great Lawyer Careers -- Sporkin's Kids and other Example
    My previous post excerpted the introduction "How to Solve the Legal Profession's Diversity Problem." The article suggests that our diversity challenges are rooted in a systems problem. First, our systems for selecting and developing…
Rank this Week: 2784

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Apr 24

    172 rightwingers on the Republican Study Committee want to "terminate" the tax code

    172 rightwingers on the Republican Study Committee want to "terminate" the tax code
    Somehow it seems that the more absurd the congressional Republicans get, the greater their hubris and gall in proposing ideas that would hit government programs hard and create havoc for critically important government activities. The latest…
  • Apr 23

    Defending the IRS Against Right-Wing Attack

    Defending the IRS Against Right-Wing Attack
    The IRS is a government agency that endures all kinds of hostile attacks. Most people don't really like to pay taxes. Even I don't really "like" paying taxes, though I do recognize the importance of paying taxes and supporting…
  • Apr 22

    Another Right Wing Propaganda Tank Piles On Tax Complexity Bandwagon

    Another Right Wing Propaganda Tank Piles On Tax Complexity Bandwagon
    As noted in my last post, part of the fanaticism that is surging in the current obstructionist Congress relates to taxes (quel surprise...). The JEC ran a hearing on Wednesday targeting "complexity" in the tax code as a source of...
Rank this Week: 615

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Apr 23

    Clinical legal education survey result

    Clinical legal education survey result
    The law school world is currently enthralled with the idea of "experiential education." The push for experiential education comes from bar associations, accrediting agencies, and especially from lobbying groups of a certain segment of the law…
  • Feb 22

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015 with Specialty Journal

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015 with Specialty Journal
    Last week I posted my annual law review ranking for main law reviews based on Google Scholar Metrics. Google produces a ranking of journals based on the number of citations to recent articles in Google Scholar. This is an important complement…
  • Feb 15

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015
    The spring law review season is now in full swing, so it's time for my annual law review ranking based on Google Scholar Metrics. Google produces a ranking of journals based on the number of citations to recent articles in Google Scholar.…
Rank this Week: 2680

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/
  • Apr 23

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 4 (Copyright, Marketing and More)

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 4 (Copyright, Marketing and More)
    Copyright * Naruto v. Slater: “Naruto is not an “author” within the meaning of the Copyright Act.” I heart Naruto! * Handshoe v. Abel, 1:14-cv-00159-KS-MTP (S.D. Miss. Jan. 8, 2016) (cites omitted): Given that there is…
  • Apr 22

    Evidentiary Failings Undermine Arbitration Clauses in Online Term

    Evidentiary Failings Undermine Arbitration Clauses in Online Term
    Earlier this week, we posted about a Seventh Circuit case where an ambiguous user call-to-action undermined an online contract formation procecss. (See “Defective Call-to-Action Dooms Online Contract Formation–Sgouros v.…
  • Apr 21

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 3 (DOJ v. Apple, ISIS, Censorship & More)

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 3 (DOJ v. Apple, ISIS, Censorship & More)
    Surveillance * The whole Apple v. DOJ fracas was insane! NY Times: In Nod to Law Enforcement, Obama Ends Attempt to Straddle Privacy Divide. Vice: Obama’s Call for Encryption ‘Compromise’ Is Hypocritical. NY Times: For…
Rank this Week: 242

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 22

    White Paper on Judicial Reform

    White Paper on Judicial Reform
    Last March, the Supreme People's Court posted on its website an English version of its White Paper on Judicial Reform, but for some reason did not make the original Chinese version available online. I now have a scanned version of...
  • Mar 25

    China-related jobs with PILnet (Global Network for Public Interest Law)

    China-related jobs with PILnet (Global Network for Public Interest Law)
    I have received the following announcement (slightly edited): PILnet is hiring! We’re currently seeking applications for a China-based Program Manager, located in either Beijing or Hong Kong, and a Program Assistant in Beijing. While legal…
  • Mar 22

    Again on China's acquittal rate

    Again on China's acquittal rate
    Here’s an interesting piece from the Dui Hua Foundation on China’s acquittal rate (previously discussed on this blog here). I’m not sure it’s accurate in saying that China’s acquittal rate rose, though. It gives a figure of 1039…
Rank this Week: 785

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016
    Foreword: Lawyering in the Regulatory State By Nancy J. Moore Recalling the Lawyers: The NHTSA, GM, and the Chevrolet Cobalt By Bernard W. Bell Ethics For Examiners By Daniel J. Bussel Nothing Could Be Finer?: The Role of Agency General...
  • Apr 22

    The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again)

    The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again)
    The Faculty Lounge The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again) [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] The Louis D. Brandeis Center has filed a lawsuit against the American Studies Association seeking to enjoin the ASA’s resolution to boycott…
  • Apr 15

    Lawyers, lawsuits, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan

    Lawyers, lawsuits, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan
    From NPR’s All Things Considered: Out of State Lawyers Descend on Flint, Mich., Amid Water Crisis For the most part, official help has been slow in getting to Flint, Mich., but one group of first responders is on the ground....
Rank this Week: 122