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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 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
Rank this Week: 1227

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 21

    Is It Even Possible to Be Too Hard on Supply-Siders?

    Is It Even Possible to Be Too Hard on Supply-Siders?
    by Neil H. BuchananThe Republican leadership uniformly despised Donald Trump during last year's primaries, fiercely opposing him before finally meekly submitting to his misrule.  Throughout this tragicomedy, however, Trump and his party…
  • Apr 20

    Trump, Syria, Tienanmen, and the Downside of Civilian Control of the Military

    Trump, Syria, Tienanmen, and the Downside of Civilian Control of the Military
    by Michael DorfIn my latest Verdict column, I weigh in on the debate over whether President Trump's April 7 cruise missile strike against a Syrian airbase violated domestic constitutional law and/or international law. Here is the nutshell…
  • Apr 19

    Competitor Plaintiffs in Emoluments Clause Case Bolster Standing

    Competitor Plaintiffs in Emoluments Clause Case Bolster Standing
    By Michael Dorf(cross-posted on Take Care) Almost immediately after President Trump's inauguration, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington ("CREW") filed a lawsuit against him alleging multiple violations of the Emoluments…
Rank this Week: 667

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 21

    Building a Slippery Slope to Code

    Building a Slippery Slope to Code
    by Jay Marshall Wolman I’ve been following the efforts of Carl Malamud and Public.Resource.Org to free the law.  In short, and inadequately summarized, sometimes lawmakers incorporate by reference or otherwise make part of the law…
  • Apr 19

    Hungry Like the Wolf

    Hungry Like the Wolf
    by Jay Marshall Wolman In the wake of Super Bowl XLIV, Katy Pery’s backup dancer “Left Shark”, disputes among intellectual property lawyers arose as to what kind, if any, protection was available to the owners/designers of…
  • Feb 23

    Randazza Resoundingly Wins First Amendment Case

    Randazza Resoundingly Wins First Amendment Case
    The latest successful case of Marc Randazza was highlighted on Pissed Consumer. Check out the blog post to discover the details of First Amendment case where Dr. Steven Novella [Mr. Randazza’s client] was sued for sharing his opinions…
Rank this Week: 980

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 1200

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 21

    ABA Section of International Law Europe Forum in Barcelona (June 2017)

    ABA Section of International Law Europe Forum in Barcelona (June 2017)
    The ABA Section of International Law Europe Forum will address hot topics and recent developments in Europe and the United States. Presentations will be relevant to practitioners who already work in an international environment and to those…
  • Apr 20

    Whittier Law School in California Decides to Close

    Whittier Law School in California Decides to Close
    Trustees of Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California announced plans this week to stop admitting new students. A report in today's New York Times said the school had said that it was committed to ensuring that current students would...
  • Apr 15

    Australia Defeats Jamaica to Win the 2017 Jessup Cup

    Australia Defeats Jamaica to Win the 2017 Jessup Cup
    A team from the University of Sydney has won the 2017 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, defeating a team from the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica. The final panel was composed of two sitting judges of...
Rank this Week: 4199

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Apr 21

    White v. Pauly: Another Supreme Court Signal on Excessive Force and Qualified Immunity

    White v. Pauly: Another Supreme Court Signal on Excessive Force and Qualified Immunity
    In White v. Pauly,  137 S. Ct. 548 (2017)(per curiam), the Supreme Court once more strongly sent a message that police officers are to be given maximum deference when sued for damages under section 1983 and the Fourth Amendment for using…
  • Mar 29

    An Injured Public Employee Gets Past DeShaney and Collins v. City of Harker Height

    An Injured Public Employee Gets Past DeShaney and Collins v. City of Harker Height
    The DeShaney and Collins Obstacles for Injured Public Employees Seeking Section 1983 Damages A public employee who has been injured and thereby deprived of his or her constitutional rights by the employer’s failure to prevent the injury…
  • Mar 20

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago
    I don’t ordinarily advertise on my blog but here comes a commercial. IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is hosting the 34th annual Section 1983 Conference in Chicago on April 20-21, 2017. This two-day conference covers all aspects of…
Rank this Week: 5005

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Apr 21

    Court of Appeals of Minnesota Rejects Use of Jury Instruction on Problems w/Cross-Racial Identification

    Court of Appeals of Minnesota Rejects Use of Jury Instruction on Problems w/Cross-Racial Identification
    Bearing out the underlying findings of these studies, cross-racial misidentifications have surfaced in a large number of wrongful convictions. The single greatest cause of wrongful convictions in the United States is eyewitness…
  • Apr 20

    Court of Appeals of Utah Finds Rule of Completeness is a Rule of Admissibility

    Court of Appeals of Utah Finds Rule of Completeness is a Rule of Admissibility
    Like its federal counterpart, Utah Rule of Evidence 106, the rule of completeness, provides that If a party introduces all or part of a writing or recorded statement, an adverse party may require the introduction, at that time, of any...
  • Apr 19

    The Kind of Case Changed By Maryland's New Rape Law

    The Kind of Case Changed By Maryland's New Rape Law
    According to an article in BuzzFeed News, Maryland rape victims no longer need to prove they physically fought back against their attackers, according to a new bill signed today by Gov. Larry Hogan that changes the state's legal definition…
Rank this Week: 4198

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 21

    A Well-Intentioned But Pragmatically Unwise Tax Filing Suggestion

    A Well-Intentioned But Pragmatically Unwise Tax Filing Suggestion
    When a reader sent me an email directing my attention to this commentary I knew immediately that it was a foolish proposition that begged for a response. How did I know? The headline told me, “Let’s Make Tax Day a Month…
  • Apr 19

    What Is It With Minnesota Professors and Taxes?

    What Is It With Minnesota Professors and Taxes?
    Six years ago, in Why Teaching Isn’t Just a Matter of What One Knows or Understands, and in a follow-up post four years later, Still Puzzled Four Years After Conviction to File Income Tax Returns, I wrote about the disappointing saga of…
  • Apr 17

    Proving Some Tax Evidence Is Not The Same as Proving All

    Proving Some Tax Evidence Is Not The Same as Proving All
    Sometimes it’s not enough to produce some evidence to support a taxpayer’s claim for an exclusion, deduction, or credit. Sometimes it’s not enough to produce what the taxpayer has or knows. Sometimes it is necessary to find…
Rank this Week: 1268

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 21

    Yuracko & Avraham on Race-Based Tort Damage

    Yuracko & Avraham on Race-Based Tort Damage
    Kim Yuracko & Ronen Avraham have posted to SSRN Valuing Black Lives: A Constitutional Challenge to the Use of Race-Based Tables in Calculating Tort Damages. The abstract provides: In 2011, a young couple eagerly expecting the birth of…
  • Apr 20

    Reporters Defend Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance

    Reporters Defend Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance
    The Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance is up for approval by the membership at the ALI Annual Meeting next month. Reporters Tom Baker and Kyle Logue have posted to SSRN In Defense of the Restatement of Liability Insurance...
  • Apr 19

    IA: Senate Passes Med Mal Reform Bill to Reconcile with House

    IA: Senate Passes Med Mal Reform Bill to Reconcile with House
    I reported last week that the Iowa House passed a med mal bill with a general cap of $250,000 on non-economic damages, but an exception for cases of “substantial or permanent loss or impairment of bodily functions and substantial…
Rank this Week: 353

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 20

    94 Year Old Geniu

    94 Year Old Geniu
    The New York Times ran an article earlier this month about a 94 year old genius. To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old features Dr. John Goodenough. who "at 94, has just set the tech industry abuzz with his...
  • Apr 19

    Debts Linger After Death

    Debts Linger After Death
    Kiplinger ran an article in their April issue on Dealing With Debts After Death explaining what adult children should do when their parents die with debts. Oftentimes the adult kids get an unpleasant surprise when they learn that their…
  • Apr 18

    Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Lo

    Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Lo
    I had mentioned a new book on Monday at the bottom of my post, congratulating the authors, Naomi Cahn and Amy Ziettlow. The book, Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss is published by Oxford University Press (April 2017)...
Rank this Week: 534

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 61

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Jackson v. Mayweather (Cal. Ct. App. - April 19, 2017)

    Jackson v. Mayweather (Cal. Ct. App. - April 19, 2017)
    I'm confident that LA. attorney Michael Maroko cares more about the substance of this opinion than its caption.  Particularly since it concerns one of the firm's (many) high-profile clients; in this case, Floyd Mayweather, Jr.Still, I'm…
  • Apr 20

    U.S. v. Harris (9th Cir. - April 20, 2017)

    U.S. v. Harris (9th Cir. - April 20, 2017)
    Is this really right?I mean, part of it seems right.  But I'm not sure about the very end.Michael Harris stole some money and was convicted, so he's got a $640,000 restitution order against him.  Good luck getting him to pay much of…
  • Apr 19

    Quigley v. Garden Valley Fire Protection District (Cal. Ct. App. - April 19, 2017)

    Quigley v. Garden Valley Fire Protection District (Cal. Ct. App. - April 19, 2017)
    Nothing from the Ninth Circuit today.  Thus far, from the Court of Appeal, only this depressing story:Rebecca Quigley is seriously injured when she's part of a firefighting team and is run over by a truck while she's sleeping.…
Rank this Week: 313

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Apr 20

    Children’s Hospital Chief Says Her “North Star” Is Good Health for All Kid

    Children’s Hospital Chief Says Her “North Star” Is Good Health for All Kid
    When Peggy Troy returned to the Milwaukee area about eight years ago to become president and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, she was struck by the disparities in children’s health she found. She had been a hospital…
  • Apr 20

    Bill O’Reilly & Fox News: Does Money Matter More Than Doing the Right Thing?

    Bill O’Reilly & Fox News: Does Money Matter More Than Doing the Right Thing?
    Yesterday, Fox News ousted Bill O’Reilly, who for two decades was the top-rated host with his show, The O’Reilly Factor. O’Reilly’s blustery on-air persona—which inspired Stephen Colbert to create…
  • Apr 18

    Law School is Life-Changing—and about Changing Live

    Law School is Life-Changing—and about Changing Live
    Law school is hard. In your first year, you’re scared and unsure about what to expect. You know that “on-call” is a thing that happens, but you don’t know whether it’s like the movies you’ve seen or if that…
Rank this Week: 480

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Apr 20

    Net Neutrality Alive and Well in Canada: CRTC Crafts Full Code With Zero Rating Decision

    Net Neutrality Alive and Well in Canada: CRTC Crafts Full Code With Zero Rating Decision
    The CRTC today released the final chapter (for now) in its net neutrality governance framework, creating policy that establishes strong safeguards against net neutrality violations and severely restricts the ability for providers to engage in…
  • Apr 20

    The Reel Story: Why Changing How We Measure a “Canadian Film” is Long Overdue

    The Reel Story: Why Changing How We Measure a “Canadian Film” is Long Overdue
    National Canadian Film Day 150, described as the world's largest film festival, was held yesterday with events that showcased Canadian feature films at hundreds of venues from coast to coast. The event had a large number of sponsors (the…
  • Apr 19

    The Internet as Cable: The Risk of Treating Telecommunications as Cultural Policy

    The Internet as Cable: The Risk of Treating Telecommunications as Cultural Policy
    Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly travels to California this week with an agenda that includes meetings with Internet giants such as Google and Facebook. Given the recent announcement in the budget that the government plans to…
Rank this Week: 2659

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

Covers legal education and the legal industry. By Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Apr 20

    Santa Clara Law Alumni Magazine Coverage of the Privacy Law Certificate

    Santa Clara Law Alumni Magazine Coverage of the Privacy Law Certificate
    The most recent edition of our alumni magazine has extensive coverage of our Privacy Law Certificate: * the feature/cover story: “Santa Clara Law Trains Privacy Law Professionals.” Among other highlights, the story captures some…
  • Nov 14

    A Teenager’s View of the Seattle Vegetarian Scene (Guest Blog Post)

    A Teenager’s View of the Seattle Vegetarian Scene (Guest Blog Post)
    [Eric’s introduction: today I’m turning the blog over to my 13 year old son for his first-ever guest blog post] In October, my dad and I took a short trip to Seattle. I had never been to Seattle before, so...
  • Oct 29

    Announcing the Publication of a New Book: “Find Kitty Nala”

    Announcing the Publication of a New Book: “Find Kitty Nala”
    In November 2013, we adopted a kitten we renamed Nala, though we often call her “Kitty” for simplicity and lack of creativity. She is both photogenic and a furball of personality, so we take a lot of photos of her....
Rank this Week: 1503

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 20

    Write On! Papers sought for AsianSIL Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Court

    Write On! Papers sought for AsianSIL Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Court
    As noted previously, the Asian Society of International Law’s Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts is seeking paper proposals for a workshop to be held on 24 August 2017 at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. Full…
  • Apr 19

    ICC Reparations post-Katanga – Part 2

    ICC Reparations post-Katanga – Part 2
    As discussed in a previous post, in March 2017 the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued its decision on reparations in the Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga case, the first to elaborate on and award both individual and collective damages. In…
  • Apr 19

    International Criminal Law in a Retreating World

    International Criminal Law in a Retreating World
    Delighted to return to Intlawgrrls, and to have recently attended a fascinating program on International Criminal Law in a Retreating World organized by the American Bar Association’s International Criminal Court Project, Center for…
Rank this Week: 23

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    9th Circuit revives class action against allegedly mislabeled baby food

    9th Circuit revives class action against allegedly mislabeled baby food
    Bruton v. Gerber Prods. Co., 2017 WL 1396221, --- Fed.Appx. ----, No. 15-15174 (9th Cir. Apr. 19, 2017)Bruton sued Gerber, alleging that labels on certain Gerber baby food products included claims about nutrient and sugar content that were…
  • Apr 20

    Georgetown Tech Law Review seeks submission

    Georgetown Tech Law Review seeks submission
    From the editors:The Georgetown Law Technology Review is soliciting content for fall 2017 publication. Founded in 2015, the Review seeks to build a common forum for technologists, lawyers, and policymakers to discuss the increasingly complex…
  • Apr 20

    Presumptions and evidence of causation both work in false advertising case

    Presumptions and evidence of causation both work in false advertising case
    Robroy Indus.–Texas, LLC v. Thomas & Betts Corp., No. 15-CV-512, No. 2:16-CV-198, 2017 WL 1370545 (E.D. Tex. Apr. 10, 2017)T&B and Robroy compete in the market for PVC-coated electrical conduit, which is used to carry electrical…
Rank this Week: 657

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 20

    RabelsZ Vol. 81 (2017) No. 1

    RabelsZ Vol. 81 (2017) No. 1
    We have not yet alerted our readers to the first issue of Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (RabelsZ) which was published in February 2017. So, here we go: Jürgen…
  • Apr 20

    Now (partly) online: Encyclopedia of Private International Law

    Now (partly) online: Encyclopedia of Private International Law
    During the last four years a group of 181 authors from 57 countries has been working very hard to make a special book project come true: the 4-volume Encyclopedia of Private International Law (published by Edward Elgar and edited by…
  • Apr 19

    Public consultation third party effects transactions in securities and claim

    Public consultation third party effects transactions in securities and claim
    The European Commission has published a public consultation on the conflict of law rules for third party effects of transactions in securities and claims. The aim of the consultation is to ‘gather stakeholders’ views on the…
Rank this Week: 24

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: 209

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 423

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
  • Mar 5

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.
    We used a friend of ours, Mike Cenatiempo, to update our wills.  Mike used to work at Shannon Gracey, which is now defunct.  We paid our bill in December 2016.  We got a "past due" notice from the defunct Shannon Gracey law…
Rank this Week: 1030

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    A Win for Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Armed Robbery Cases; Additional Reform Still Needed

    A Win for Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Armed Robbery Cases; Additional Reform Still Needed
    Earlier this month, in Dean v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that federal sentencing judges retain some discretion to soften the notoriously draconian sentencing scheme of 18 U.S.C. §924(c). The statute establishes a mandatory…
  • Apr 7

    New Book on Avery Case

    New Book on Avery Case
    Hey, Making a Murderer fans, Marquette alumnus (and prolific author) Michael Cicchini has a provocative new book out on the Steven Avery case: Convicting Avery: The Bizarre Laws and Broken System behind Making a Murderer. I…
  • Mar 28

    Juvenile Court or Adult? New Research on the Consequences of the Decision

    Juvenile Court or Adult? New Research on the Consequences of the Decision
    Juvenile courts were invented at the end of the nineteenth century and spread rapidly across the U.S. Proponents argued that juvenile offenders were more readily rehabilitated than adults, and should be handled through a different court…
Rank this Week: 721

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 20

    Seaman and Wilson on #FreeSpeech @Julie_seaman @David_S_Wilson

    Seaman and Wilson on #FreeSpeech @Julie_seaman @David_S_Wilson
    Julie Seaman, Emory University School of Law, and David Sloan Wilson, Binghamton University, are publishing #FreeSpeech in volume 48 of the Arizona State Law Journal (2017). Here is the abstract. It has become commonplace to note that courts…
  • Apr 19

    Kaminski on Privacy and the Right to Record @MargotKaminski

    Kaminski on Privacy and the Right to Record @MargotKaminski
    Margot E. Kaminski, Ohio State University College of Law, Yale University Information Society Project, Yale University Law School, is publishing Privacy and the Right to Record in volume 97 of the Boston University Law Review. Here is the…
  • Apr 15

    Lee on Student Protests and Academic Freedom in an Age of #BlackLivesMatter

    Lee on Student Protests and Academic Freedom in an Age of #BlackLivesMatter
    Philip Lee, University of the District of Columbia School of Law, is publishing Student Protests and Academic Freedom in an Age of #Blacklivesmatter in volume 78 of the Ohio State Law Journal. Here is the abstract. Student activism for…
Rank this Week: 119

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 20

    State ASC and Hospital Admitting Privilege Requirements Fall After Whole Woman's Health

    State ASC and Hospital Admitting Privilege Requirements Fall After Whole Woman's Health
    The Supreme Court's decision in Whole Woman's Health is having a impact on state targeted regulations against abortion providers. In Whole Woman's Health, the Supreme Court struck down two parts of a Texas law that required that facilities…
  • Apr 18

    New Book by Linda Fentiman Explores How Mothers Became Legal Target

    New Book by Linda Fentiman Explores How Mothers Became Legal Target
    Professor Linda C. Fentiman has just published a new book, Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health. According to the publisher: In Blaming Mothers, Professor Fentiman explores how mothers became legal targets. She…
  • Apr 17

    GRR!: Grandmas Fighting for Reproductive Right

    GRR!: Grandmas Fighting for Reproductive Right
    Business Insider (April 12, 2017): Grandma activists fight for the reproductive rights of young women, by Caroline Praderio: Four years ago, Grandmas for Reproductive Rights or GRR! was founded by a group of women in Maine to protect access…
Rank this Week: 213

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 20

    Why Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention Is Illegal and Potentially Criminal

    Why Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention Is Illegal and Potentially Criminal
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I read Jennifer Trahan’s post yesterday with great interest — but not surprisingly I disagree with it. Before I get to my disagreements, though, I think it’s bizarre that we are…
  • Apr 19

    Why It Doesn’t Seem to Matter that the Syria Strikes Violated International Law

    Why It Doesn’t Seem to Matter that the Syria Strikes Violated International Law
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku Over at Vox, I have published an essay fleshing out the thoughts I first published here on the legality of the recent U.S. cruise missile attacks on Syria and the international reaction to it. President Donald…
  • Apr 19

    In Defense of Humanitarian Intervention

    In Defense of Humanitarian Intervention
    by Jennifer Trahan by Jennifer Trahan [Jennifer Trahan is Associate Clinical Professor, at The Center for Global Affairs, NYU-SPS, and Chair of the American Branch of the International Law Association’s International Criminal Court…
Rank this Week: 282

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 19

    Frank and Steven’s excellent corporate-raiding adventure

    Frank and Steven’s excellent corporate-raiding adventure
    Steven Davidoff Solomon co-writes for The Atlantic, May 2017 What did Bielli think about selling the company? … He said that the benefits of being public outweighed the costs.. … The fact is … Bielli is probably right.…
  • Apr 15

    How a tax plan unites progressives, the Koch brothers and Walmart

    How a tax plan unites progressives, the Koch brothers and Walmart
    Alan Auerbach quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 15, 2017 Alan Auerbach … dismissed the $1,700 increase as “silly” and “outside the range” of economic projections of what the tax might do. ……
  • Apr 15

    Arkansas execution plan major test for drug secrecy measure

    Arkansas execution plan major test for drug secrecy measure
    Megan McCracken quoted by The Washington Post, April 15, 2017 “These secrecy statutes are extremely effective at preventing challenges to execution procedures,” said Megan McCracken, an attorney at the University of California at…
Rank this Week: 118

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 19

    New Women Law School Dean

    New Women Law School Dean
    Updated April 19, 2017 The appointments of new law deans this year is trending women. For the 2017 appointment season, thus far, 12 of 18 (63%) new deans are women. Two are women of color. For my thoughts as to...<img…
  • Apr 18

    Why Don't More Women Legal Scholars Blog? And What we Should Do About It.

    Why Don't More Women Legal Scholars Blog? And What we Should Do About It.
    Jane Murphy & Solangel Maldonado, Reproducing Gender and Race Inequality in the Blawgosphere, in The Fate of Legal Scholarship (forthcoming Cambridge Press) Abstract: The use of the Internet and other digital media to disseminate…
  • Apr 18

    MD Legislature Fails to Terminate Law Allowing Custodial Rights for Rapist

    MD Legislature Fails to Terminate Law Allowing Custodial Rights for Rapist
    I remember when this issue first came to my attention years ago. A student in my Family Law class wrote his thesis paper on the topic. I couldn't believe this was the state of the law and asked him to...<img…
Rank this Week: 2125

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Libertarianism and support for progressive redistribution

    Libertarianism and support for progressive redistribution
    In light of this past Monday's paper at our colloquium discussing the possibility that libertarians might support a universal basic income, I thought it might be germane to note my 2013 article, "The Forgotten Henry Simons," which explains…
  • Apr 19

    Recent interview on corporate tax reform and border adjustment

    Recent interview on corporate tax reform and border adjustment
    A few weeks back I was interviewed (via email) by Yossi Krausz, the managing editor of Ami Magazine, for an article on the prospects for tax reform. They're an NYC magazine aimed mainly at the Orthodox Jewish community. It was an Ami reporter…
  • Apr 18

    Tax policy colloquium, week 12: Miranda Perry Fleischer's "Atlas Nods: The Libertarian Case for a Basic Income" - Part 2

    Tax policy colloquium, week 12: Miranda Perry Fleischer's &quot;Atlas Nods: The Libertarian Case for a Basic Income&quot; - Part 2
    My prior post touched on a variety of background philosophical issues raised by Miranda Perry Fleischer’s presentation yesterday at the colloquium of her paper (co-authored with Daniel Hemel), Atlas Nods: The Libertarian Case for a…
Rank this Week: 5060

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 18

    Crowdsourced Lit Review: First Amendment Theory & Technology

    Crowdsourced Lit Review: First Amendment Theory &amp; Technology
    Nailing down the definitive literature on First Amendment expressive freedoms is a tricky task. What’s the consensus among scholars about the classics? Even more complex is figuring out what emerging scholarship on the intersection of…
  • Apr 12

    Is Bad News for LiveJournal Bad News for the DMCA Safe Harbors? (Post 3 of 3)

    Is Bad News for LiveJournal Bad News for the DMCA Safe Harbors? (Post 3 of 3)
    This is the last of three posts on the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Mavrix v. LiveJournal. The first post considered the court’s conclusion that LiveJournal’s moderation and curation of user-submitted posts created a triable…
  • Apr 10

    Is Bad News for LiveJournal Bad News for the DMCA Safe Harbors? (Post 2 of 3)

    Is Bad News for LiveJournal Bad News for the DMCA Safe Harbors? (Post 2 of 3)
    This is the second of three posts on the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Mavrix v. LiveJournal. The first post considered (and found fault with) the court’s conclusion that LiveJournal’s moderation and curation of user-submitted…
Rank this Week: 1810

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 18

    The Future of Job

    The Future of Job
    Automation is changing the workforce. It creates some highly skilled jobs but eliminates many others, from service jobs like taxis to previously professional tasks like document review. Factory jobs are decimated by automation. The industrial…
  • Apr 11

    Peace Corps and Legal Service

    Peace Corps and Legal Service
    The Trump Administration hasn’t included the Peace Corps in its proposal for fiscal year 2018. It proposed cutting the international affairs budget by nearly a third.[1] It struck funding for the Legal Services Corporation which…
  • Apr 8

    What should we expect of law, judges and judicial nominee

    What should we expect of law, judges and judicial nominee
    People often ask me whether something is constitutional. I often respond by asking what they mean. Our Constitution is only as good as the people handling it. Beyond that it’s a piece of paper, that bends, folds and tears. The Founding…
Rank this Week: 4093

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 18

    Wasserman Analyzes SCOTUS Oral Argument on MSPB Appeal

    Wasserman Analyzes SCOTUS Oral Argument on MSPB Appeal
    As a follow-up to last week's post on Perry v. MSPB, Howard Wasserman (FIU) has analyzed the oral arguments in that case over at ScotusBlog and PrawfsBlawg. As a bonus (apart from the merits of the MSPB case) he also...
  • Apr 17

    Catherine Fisk in NYT on Employment Reference

    Catherine Fisk in NYT on Employment Reference
    Congratulations to Catherine Fisk on her contribution to the Sunday NYT column "The Workologist". She was cited liberally in a Q&A about employment references. For the entire article, see When a Potential Employer Seems…
  • Apr 17

    4th Circuit Sexual Harassment Decision

    4th Circuit Sexual Harassment Decision
    Jonathan Harkavy (Patterson Harkavy) writes to tell us about the new Fourth Circuit sexual harassment case of Wilson v. Gaston County, NC. Here's Jon's take on the case: Although the decision is marked unpublished, the majority opinion is a…
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Apr 18

    SCOTUS Decision on Sanctions for Bad-Faith Litigation Conduct

    SCOTUS Decision on Sanctions for Bad-Faith Litigation Conduct
    Today the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger. Justice Kagan’s opinion begins: In this case, we consider a federal court’s inherent authority to sanction a litigant for bad-faith conduct…
  • Apr 17

    Today’s SCOTUS Oral Argument

    Today’s SCOTUS Oral Argument
    Today’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court featured lots of civil procedure and federal courts issues. Transcripts below: Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board (earlier coverage here) Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates (earlier coverage…
  • Apr 13

    Morley on Spokeo, Standing & the Quasi-Hohfeldian Plaintiff

    Morley on Spokeo, Standing &amp; the Quasi-Hohfeldian Plaintiff
    Michael Morley has posted on SSRN a draft of his essay, Spokeo: The Quasi-Hohfeldian Plaintiff and the Non-Federal Federal Question. Here’s the abstract: In Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, the Supreme Court held that, to have a justiciable claim in…
Rank this Week: 531

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/
  • Apr 18

    Chapman v. GPM Investment: $330K Breach by Employer Not a Constructive Dismissal

    Chapman v. GPM Investment: $330K Breach by Employer Not a Constructive Dismissal
    April 18, 2017 A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal serves as a good reminder of an important point made in Chapter 15 of The Law of Work ["You Forced Me to Quit: The Special Case of Constructive Dismissal").   That point is…
  • Apr 12

    My New Article Puts Labour Law to Work on Climate Change

    My New Article Puts Labour Law to Work on Climate Change
    We know that climate change will affect labour markets, but we have little to no policy plans to deal with those changes.  Part of the challenge is that experts on climate no little about labour policy, and labour policy (including…
  • Apr 10

    The Law of Work Book is DONE!

    The Law of Work Book is DONE!
    Some of you know I have been writing a book for the past couple of years called The Law of Work.  It is now done!  Here is the book’s website. Law of Work: Complete Editions It is a book in four parts totalling nearly 800…
Rank this Week: 4594

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Apr 17

    Schurra on Psychic Mediums In Probate Law

    Schurra on Psychic Mediums In Probate Law
    ICYMI: C. Lily Schurra published What Ghost Up Must Come Down: The Highs and Lows of Psychic Mediums in Probate Law at 29 Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal 310 (2015/2016). Here's a link to the first page of Ms. Schurra's note.
  • Mar 28

    "Sleight," a New Film Featuring a Street Magician, Will Open This Spring

    &quot;Sleight,&quot; a New Film Featuring a Street Magician, Will Open This Spring
    A new film featuring a street magician is headed for some theaters soon. The indie, "Sleight," stars Jacob Latimore as the magician who "gives himself superpowers" to save his sister from danger. The movie also stars Dule…
  • Mar 13

    Andrew Mayne and Jordan Gold On the Difference Between Teaching and Exposure

    Andrew Mayne and Jordan Gold On the Difference Between Teaching and Exposure
    Magician and novelist Andrew Mayne and guest Jordan Gold discuss the difference between teaching magic and blatant exposure (with a little discussion of IP). Here's a link to the Magic Club YouTube video.
Rank this Week: 742

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Concrete Steps of towards an Urban Internet of Thing

    Concrete Steps of towards an Urban Internet of Thing
    April 12, 2017 – In November 2016, the Knight Foundation and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society’s Responsive Communities initiative, under the auspices of the NetGain Partnership, brought together city officials…
  • Mar 30

    Susan Crawford’s Road Trip – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 242

    Susan Crawford’s Road Trip – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 242
    March 1, 2017 – Susan Crawford has come back to the podcast to tell us about her recent travels in North Carolina and Tennessee, talking to people on the ground that have already built fiber-optic networks or are in the midst of…
  • Mar 29

    Adam Ruins Everything – Susan Crawford On Investing in Internet Infrastructure

    Adam Ruins Everything – Susan Crawford On Investing in Internet Infrastructure
    March 29, 2017 – On the podcast Susan tells us why the internet in the U.S. isn’t as good as it should be; it’s much slower than many other countries around the world because our cable conglomerates can control markets…
Rank this Week: 2653

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 17

    JOTWELL Summer Job for UM Law Student

    JOTWELL Summer Job for UM Law Student
    Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law (http://jowell.com), needs a UMiami Law Student Editor for 25-30 hours per week during the summer. The student editor is a blend of a substantive editor…
  • Apr 16

    The (Rare?) Case of a Regulation that Does the Opposite of a Statute

    The (Rare?) Case of a Regulation that Does the Opposite of a Statute
    US personal tax returns are normally due on April 15; because the 15th fell on a Saturday this year, the IRS extended the date to April 18. That date got a lot of publicity. What got almost no publicity, however, … Continue reading…
  • Apr 5

    Phenomenal

    Phenomenal
    Perfect The post Phenomenal appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 19

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

From the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law.

http://haifalawfaculty.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    מדבר שקר תרחק - דיון בעקבות דחיית תביעת נזיקין בשל שקרי התובע

    מדבר שקר תרחק - דיון בעקבות דחיית תביעת נזיקין בשל שקרי התובע
    מאת: פרופ' דורון מנשה ואיל גרונרפורסם במקביל ב- JOKOPOST בית המשפט המחוזי מרכז-לוד דחה את תביעת הנזיקין של פלוני (להלן: התובע) בגין נזקים…
  • Apr 16

    הפעם, הפרקליטים צודקים

    הפעם, הפרקליטים צודקים
    (פורסם גם ב"הארץ" ביום 17.4.2016) קשה לדמיין קמפיין רשלני יותר, שלא לומר מגוחך, מהקמפיין שניהלו הפרקליטים נגד נציבות הביקורת, שהוקמה…
  • Feb 21

    ההתמכרות של המדינה לכליאה

    ההתמכרות של המדינה לכליאה
    ‏ ביום רביעי האחרון התקיים הסיבוב השלישי בבקשתה של אתי אלון לשחרור מוקדם. לפני כשלוש שנים ועדת השחרורים דחתה את בקשתה הראשונה. לפני…
Rank this Week: 4481

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2628

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Apr 17

    Thoughts and Frustrations – Jevic

    Thoughts and Frustrations – Jevic
    Over at Dealb%k.
  • Apr 14

    Global Preference

    Global Preference
    An important opinion by one of our most knowledgeable bankruptcy judges, Judge Bernstein in Manhattan, may have reached the right result by the wrong path in deciding if a foreign debtor’s Chapter 7 trustee can avoid a foreign transfer…
  • Apr 14

    Secured Transactions in the Funny Page

    Secured Transactions in the Funny Page
    From the always wonderful Pearls Before Swine, some humor for the secured lending crowd.
Rank this Week: 446

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 17

    SCOTUS and the Code of Judicial Conduct

    SCOTUS and the Code of Judicial Conduct
    I have an oped on CNN.com explaining why SCOTUS should adopt a Code of Judicial Conduct. Here is the gist: While Supreme Court justices obviously face the same quandaries and dilemmas as all other judges, they alone have no set...
  • Apr 9

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting
    The AALS Section on Professional Responsibility invites papers for its program “Professional Responsibility 2018 Works in Progress Workshop” at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego. Two papers will be selected from those…
  • Mar 28

    Judges, Courthouses, and C-SPAN

    Judges, Courthouses, and C-SPAN
    The Virginia Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission (JIRC) has filed a complaint against two retired judges alleging that they violated the state’s judicial ethics code by campaigning against a referendum to relocate the Augusta County…
Rank this Week: 857

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 16

    Careers in Law

    Careers in Law
    This is three years old, but still applicable today:
  • Apr 7

    Thanks and Happy 150th!

    Thanks and Happy 150th!
    Today, we offer our gratitude. Thanks to all of you who have clicked, shared, liked, retweeted, and otherwise gotten involved with this year’s Law and Social Media project. Special thanks go out to our interviewees, who have braved the…
  • Apr 6

    To Boldly Go...

    To Boldly Go...
    What will Canada be like in another 150 years? Despite deepening darkness in the world around us, I like to be optimistic. I think that Canada, and hopefully our world, will be a better, fairer place in the centuries to...
Rank this Week: 4856

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Ideas That Teach Economics: A Progress Report

    Ideas That Teach Economics: A Progress Report
    In two previous posts I described my current project to put together a collection of works of literature that teach economics. Inspired in part by comments to those posts, I now have almost half a book's worth and am looking for more. Here is…
  • Apr 2

    Again Fictional Economic

    Again Fictional Economic
    A while back, I put up a post about an idea for a book, a collection of works of literature that taught economic ideas. Thanks to comments on that post, my list has expanded from two works to four, with a few other possibles. The purpose of…
  • Mar 27

    Free Distance Learning

    Free Distance Learning
    Both of the courses I am teaching this year are being video recorded and webbed. It occurred to me that some of my readers might find one or both interesting.Economic Analysis of LawClass PageBook: Late Draft in HTML  Page Images with…
Rank this Week: 4471

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/
  • Apr 16

    “African Arguments” series from Zed Book

    “African Arguments” series from Zed Book
     Zed Books (London) has a series of publications under the rubric, “African Arguments,” that I enthusiastically recommend to those with even the slightest interest to what has (recently) happened, is happening, and might…
  • Apr 13

    Marx, Marxists, Marxians … and (democratic) socialism

    Marx, Marxists, Marxians … and (democratic) socialism
    I do not think the following is generally true: “Economists who follow Karl Marx in adopting a labor theory of value or in other ways but do not share the political ideology of communism typically call themselves ‘Marxians’…
  • Apr 7

    Beyond Agribusiness: Toward Agroecology & Food Justice

    Beyond Agribusiness: Toward Agroecology &amp; Food Justice
    I’ve made a fair amount of additions to this bibliography: The Sullied Science & Political Economy of Hyper-Industrial Agriculture (Or: ‘Toward Agroecology & Food Justice’). In a future post at the Agricultural Law…
Rank this Week: 1811

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 15

    Fake Justice

    Fake Justice
    Donald  Trump has ushered in the era of “fake news.” The only question is whether we should view Trump himself as  its creator  or its victim.  Now we see a parallel problem with Trump’s Attorney General…
  • Mar 29

    Never Reward a Bully

    Never Reward a Bully
    Constitutional law expert Cass Sunstein has just given the Democratic Senators some advice on how to handle the Gorsuch vote.   http://www.newsday.com/opinion/commentary/the-best-strategy-for-democrats-on-neil-gorsuch-1.13322437 Sunstein…
  • Mar 6

    Shameless Self-Promotion

    Shameless Self-Promotion
    Back in 1969 I worked  in a legal services office in the Imperial Valley  on the California-Mexican Border.   Most of our clients were Mexican-Americans who had the usual poor people legal problems–rent arrears,…
Rank this Week: 1981

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: 4850