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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/
  • Dec 18

    Law Schools Behind on Readying Students for Legal Technology

    Law Schools Behind on Readying Students for Legal Technology
    ABA, Student Lawyer, Law Schools 3.0 The American Bar Association recently updated its Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Comment 8 of Rule 1.1 now states that lawyers should “keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including…
  • Dec 18

    Illinois Grants Bar Exam Breaks to Pump Breast Milk

    Illinois Grants Bar Exam Breaks to Pump Breast Milk
    New Mom Will Get Stop-the-Clock Breaks to Pump Breast Milk During Bar Exam Told there was no procedure for appealing a decision by Illinois bar exam authorities not to provide stop-the-clock breaks when she needed to pump breast milk,…
  • Dec 18

    New Technology May Help in Reporting Sexual Assault

    New Technology May Help in Reporting Sexual Assault
    Reporting Sexual Assault is Difficult, but a New Technology May Help Callisto, an online sexual assault reporting system under development by a nonprofit called Sexual Health Innovations, aims to change this and provide better options for…
Rank this Week: 2944

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Dec 18

    Guest Post: Has the US just called for unilateral interpretation of multilateral obligations?

    Guest Post: Has the US just called for unilateral interpretation of multilateral obligations?
    by Rick Lines and Damon Barrett by Rick Lines and Damon Barrett [Dr Rick Lines and Damon Barrett are the Chair and Director of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, University of Essex] These are interesting times for…
  • Dec 16

    16 things to know about UN Sanction

    16 things to know about UN Sanction
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon The UN’s Department of Political Affairs recently published this list of “13 things to know about UN sanctions.”  If you scroll down on the link above, you’ll also see some great…
  • Dec 16

    Is the “Norm” Against Torture Dying (At Least in the U.S.)?

    Is the “Norm” Against Torture Dying (At Least in the U.S.)?
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku Christopher Kutz, Professor of Law in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Berkeley Law School, has a fascinating new essay examining the possibility that “norms” against torture and…
Rank this Week: 127

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: 1918

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/
  • Dec 18

    Rural Vets Get Care via TeleMedicine

    Rural Vets Get Care via TeleMedicine
    Reuters ran an interesting story last month about the use of telemedicine to deliver health care to rural vets. The story, For rural vets with PTSD, Telemedicine may help is based on a study published in the November, 2014 JAMA...
  • Dec 18

    CMS Invites Comments to Proposed Rule Recognizing Same-Sex Marriage

    CMS Invites Comments to Proposed Rule Recognizing Same-Sex Marriage
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published a proposed rule that would make equal treatment for same-sex marriages (recognized under state law) a condition for all providers or suppliers seeking federal funding.…
  • Dec 18

    New Papers from University of Michigan's Retirement Research Center

    New Papers from University of Michigan's Retirement Research Center
    The University of Michigan's Retirement Research Center regularly releases working papers and policy pieces that explore issues relevant to lawyers and legal academics. From MRRC's most recent news release, here are some interesting topics:…
Rank this Week: 1143

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Group Releases 2014 World Report On Rights of Atheists and Humanist

    Group Releases 2014 World Report On Rights of Atheists and Humanist
    As reported by Religion News Service, on Dec. 10 the International Humanist and Ethical Union released Freedom of Thought 2014: "A Global Report  on the Rights Legal Status and Discrimination Against Humanists, Atheists and the…
  • Dec 18

    White House Hosts First of Two Hanukkah Reception

    White House Hosts First of Two Hanukkah Reception
    President and Mrs. Obama hosted the first of two White House Hanukkah receptions last night as again this year the guest list was too long for only a single reception.  In his remarks (full text), the President first discussed the…
  • Dec 18

    GAO Releases Report On IRS Oversight of Tax Exempt Organization

    GAO Releases Report On IRS Oversight of Tax Exempt Organization
    Yesterday, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a 66-page report (full text) on IRS oversight of tax-exempt organizations.  The report recommended that the IRS develop better measures of enforcement performance; communicate…
Rank this Week: 36

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Dec 18

    A Visual Argument for Public Transportation

    A Visual Argument for Public Transportation
    According to highway engineer Matt Taylor, Manhattan would need 48 more bridges and an underground parking lot equivalent the size of the entire island if everyone drove to work.
  • Dec 18

    Miller on Food Safety and Land Use Law

    Miller on Food Safety and Land Use Law
    Stephen Miller (Idaho) has posted Cultivating Candide's Foodshed: A Coordinated Approach to Food Safety and Land Use Law at the Urban Fringe (American Journal of Law and Medicine) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Much has been written about the…
  • Dec 16

    Apply for a Fellowship at Harvard

    Apply for a Fellowship at Harvard
    PROJECT ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF PRIVATE LAW POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP, 2015-2017 PURPOSE: The Project on the Foundations of Private Law is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to scholarly research in private law.…
Rank this Week: 276

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Dec 18

    PA: Statutory Bad Faith Claim Is Assignable

    PA: Statutory Bad Faith Claim Is Assignable
    Back in July, I posted about a case in front of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court over whether the statutory component of bad faith is assignable. The issue, specifically, was whether the statutory bad faith remedies, sounding in tort, are,…
  • Dec 17

    IN: Constitutional Challenge to Damages Cap

    IN: Constitutional Challenge to Damages Cap
    Like many jurisdictions, Indiana has a tort claims act. Pursuant to Indiana's version, the maximum total payout to victims for any single event is $5M. In 2011, a stage at the Indiana State Fair collapsed; 62 victims have been paid...
  • Dec 16

    Harvard Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Private Law

    Harvard Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Private Law
    The Harvard Law School Program on Private Law is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral fellowship. Information is here: Download PostdoctoralFellowshipinPrivateLawCallforApp
Rank this Week: 407

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Dec 18

    Unless the U.S. Fully Implements The Convention Against Torture,We Will Continue To Dispute Whether Waterboarding is Legal

    Unless the U.S. Fully Implements The Convention Against Torture,We Will Continue To Dispute Whether Waterboarding is Legal
    By Penny M. Venetis Congress’s recently-released report on CIA interrogation methods leaves no doubt that the U.S. violated the letter and spirit of the Convention Against Torture (CAT), the international human rights treaty that it…
  • Dec 17

    Climate Change and Human Right

    Climate Change and Human Right
    New Climate Change Agreement May Include Human Rights Protections By Lauren E. Bartlett The global climate change talks this last week were much overshadowed by the release of the torture report, mass protests and other news, but potentially…
  • Dec 16

    A Hole In the Bottom of the Boat

    A Hole In the Bottom of the Boat
    By Hope Metcalf This week, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence finally released its report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention, and interrogation program. The report confirms what countless survivors,…
Rank this Week: 2943

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Dec 17

    Grilling By Judges? It’s Not Just for Moot Court.

    Grilling By Judges? It’s Not Just for Moot Court.
    Perhaps it is because I just spent an enjoyable few weeks judging the Appellate Writing and Advocacy class moot court rounds, that lately I have taken a few detours while doing research. While reading some of the NSA phone data…
  • Dec 17

    Want to Have a Strong Legal Career? Find a Good Mentor.

    Want to Have a Strong Legal Career? Find a Good Mentor.
    This article in the ABA Student Lawyer Magazine discusses the benefits to having a mentor. A mentor can help you to acclimate to your new role as a lawyer.  A good mentor will make your life easier both at your office and in external…
  • Dec 17

    Student Reflects on Restorative Justice Program at Green Bay Prison

    Student Reflects on Restorative Justice Program at Green Bay Prison
    Student Jillian Dickson-Igl has put together these thoughtful reflections about her experience with the restorative justice program at the Green Bay Correctional Institution.    Back in October, I was fortunate enough to be able to…
Rank this Week: 891

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/
  • Dec 17

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit
    As nonprofits and for-profits increasingly compete in the same fields, several legal issues are emerging. Two of the main issues are the following: (1) UBIT and (2) for-profit attempts to limit the market nonprofits can attract. Nonprofit…
  • Dec 17

    Belk v. Commissioner—4th Circuit Confirms That Swappable Conservation Easements Are Not Deductible

    Belk v. Commissioner—4th Circuit Confirms That Swappable Conservation Easements Are Not Deductible
    In Belk v. Commissioner, No. 13-2161 (Dec. 16, 2014), the 4th Circuit affirmed a Tax Court ruling that a conservation easement that authorized the parties to agree to “substitutions” or “swaps” (i.e., to remove some or all of the…
  • Dec 16

    Donor Refund Policy?

    Donor Refund Policy?
    Although charitable contributions traditionally have been perceived as a contract between the donor and the charity, donors who are displeased with how their funds have been used are asking for refunds according to a recent WSJ article. In…
Rank this Week: 853

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Dec 17

    Not All Scandals Are Created Equal: The CIA vs. the IRS

    Not All Scandals Are Created Equal: The CIA vs. the IRS
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil Buchanan describes the starkly different political responses to the revelation of wrongdoing by the IRS earlier this year, and the more recent Senate Intelligence Committee’s…
  • Dec 16

    Must Texas Issue Confederate Flag License Plates?

    Must Texas Issue Confederate Flag License Plates?
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf discusses a case in which the U.S. Supreme Court recently granted review to consider whether Texas may constitutionally deny an application for a custom state-issued license plate with a…
  • Dec 15

    Who Will Be Snared in the Impeachment Trap?

    Who Will Be Snared in the Impeachment Trap?
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil Buchanan argues that Republicans in Congress have effectively used budget issues to set a trap to impeach the President, but that they might well regret setting that trap. Continue reading…
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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/
  • Dec 17

    Cuba

    Cuba
    The US approach to Cuba stopped making sense decades ago. Opening exchanges with Poland helped dislodge the Communist regime; the same is likely to happen to Cuba in the future. Maintaining the embargo with Cuba has done more to empower…
  • Dec 14

    Food for Thought

    Food for Thought
    While I enjoy fine dining in Paris, check out The Evil Waiter Case in the U. Miami Law Review.
  • Dec 7

    Off to Heidelberg

    Off to Heidelberg
    Thursday I’ll be discussing From Anonymity to Identification: Online Communication in a Time of Surveillance.  My hosts are the Netzpolitik AG of the University of Heidelberg, which translates, I think, as the Network Working Group…
Rank this Week: 20

GreenLaw

GreenLaw

provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law. By Pace University School of Law's environmental law program.

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
Rank this Week: 1890

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    A Nice Example of Scientific Ignorance

    A Nice Example of Scientific Ignorance
    Someone in an online discussion posted a link to what was claimed to be an experimental demonstration of global warming by a young student. It was presented by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Clean Air Conservancy.The…
  • Dec 16

    Drought and Bias (Mine)

    Drought and Bias (Mine)
    It has been raining pretty heavily for a while now in California, where I live. That ought to be good news, but one would not know it by the news stories I see. They typically say two things:1. The heavy rains may lead to flooding, mud…
  • Dec 16

    Will 2014 be the Hottest Year Ever?

    Will 2014 be the Hottest Year Ever?
    Lots of people have claimed it will be and they could be correct, but there are two obvious problems:1. The year is not over yet.2. "Hottest year ever" is not well defined. There are a number of different published temperature series,…
Rank this Week: 1797

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Dec 17

    The U.S. Crude Oil Export Ban is a Simple Transfer Payment from Motorists to Domestic Refiner

    The U.S. Crude Oil Export Ban is a Simple Transfer Payment from Motorists to Domestic Refiner
    The United States can end the export ban and simultaneously stabilize the insolvent Highway Trust Fund. Bridges are collapsing and 18-wheelers are falling into potholes the size of Rhode Island, and we complain that Congress has not raised…
  • Dec 16

    Interesting Thoughts on the Health Care Cost Curve

    Interesting Thoughts on the Health Care Cost Curve
    ...from friend of the blog Alan Weil, the editor at Health Affairs. http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2014/12/12/why-i-oppose-payment-reform/ Worth a read!
  • Dec 10

    Quotes on Lucky Generals and Tariff Mother

    Quotes on Lucky Generals and Tariff Mother
    I wonder if any readers can help me track down a couple of quotations. 1. Napoleon said something like "I choose my generals because they're lucky, not because they're smart." I googled around and found lots of variants (and not...
Rank this Week: 1609

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/
  • Dec 17

    POPE FRANCIS, PAPAL DIPLOMACY AND US-CUBAN RELATIONS

    POPE FRANCIS, PAPAL DIPLOMACY AND US-CUBAN RELATIONS
    Pope Francis is clearly making a name for himself as a world-historical figure. He has gained great respect for his efforts to reform the Catholic Church internally -- by cleaning up the Vatican Bank, by restructuring the Curia, by opening up…
  • Dec 15

    Peggy Noonan on Torture

    Peggy Noonan on Torture
    In her Saturday Wall Street Journal column, Peggy Noonan insists that the Senate torture report should not have been published, but reserved for public officials. She apparently regrets that the world will think less of us. In support of…
  • Dec 15

    Pope Francis and the Catholic Crisi

    Pope Francis and the Catholic Crisi
    There is a growing crisis haunting the Catholic Church. And it is a crisis larger than the events that have so greatly afflicted the American Catholic Church. The pedophilia scandals are a horrifying element of this crisis. So, too, are the…
Rank this Week: 589

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Dec 17

    US to establish normal diplomatic relations with Cuba

    US to establish normal diplomatic relations with Cuba
    In an historic move, President Obama announced today that the United States will restore normal diplomatic relations with Cuba. According to press reports, secret negotiations have been taking place between the United States and Cuba for the…
  • Dec 17

    Call for Papers - Climate Change and International Economic Law

    Call for Papers - Climate Change and International Economic Law
    Georgetown University Law Center's journal "Laws" is seeking papers for a Special Issue on Climate Change and International Economic Law. The following description is taken from the Guest Editor, Sonia Rolland: "The…
  • Dec 11

    WTO Approves Seychelles' Membership

    WTO Approves Seychelles' Membership
    The General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) approved Seychelles' application to become a member at a meeting yesterday. Seychelles has until June 1, 2015 to ratify the Protocol of Accession. Its membership will be effective 30…
Rank this Week: 897

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Dec 17

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation
    In the most significant change in US policy toward Cuba since the 1960s, President Obama and Raul Castro spoke Tuesday (the first direct communication between a US and Cuban leader since 1961) about normalizing relations. This announcement…
  • Dec 15

    US Receives Failing Grade on Human Right to Housing Report Card

    US Receives Failing Grade on Human Right to Housing Report Card
    The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) recently released its Housing Report Card, giving the United States a failing grade. NLCHP’s report card examines the current level of US compliance with the human right to…
  • Dec 12

    FBI’s First Ever Report on Hate Crimes Based on Gender Identity. Underwhelming.

    FBI’s First Ever Report on Hate Crimes Based on Gender Identity. Underwhelming.
    Under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the FBI began collecting data on hate crimes committed on the basis of gender identity last year. The FBI presented that data for the first time in this...
Rank this Week: 2942

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/
  • Dec 17

    “Enhanced Interrogation”

    “Enhanced Interrogation”
    We’ve been hearing people talk about “enhanced interrogation” for quite a while. Then the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on the CIA’s use of torture was released this week. And we got another dose of…
  • Dec 9

    Killing Garner

    Killing Garner
    Are we safer with or without the police around? When juries, grand juries and prosecutors regularly decide that plain, on camera, evidence doesn’t show murder, what protects people? It’s too dangerous to put your key in your front…
  • Dec 2

    Libertarians on and off the Court

    Libertarians on and off the Court
    Most Supreme Court justices are libertarians in some sense. But what kind and for whom varies widely. We all believe we have rights to decide lots of things for ourselves. But what are the limits? The more “conservative” the…
Rank this Week: 3998

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Dec 17

    Innovating Legal Education at AALS

    Innovating Legal Education at AALS
    I am speaking on a couple of panels at the upcoming AALS (Associaton of American Law Schools) meeting in Washington, DC.  The more provocative of the two is the “AALS President’s Program – Implementing Innovation in Law…
  • Dec 9

    The Future of Copyright: Teaching

    The Future of Copyright: Teaching
    IP law seems to be moving so quickly these days that figuring out how to teach it and what to teach is ever more challenging.  This month (December), I’m grading final Fall papers and preparing for Spring courses, and that ……
  • Dec 1

    Governing Knowledge Commons Makes a Great Holiday Gift

    Governing Knowledge Commons Makes a Great Holiday Gift
    for the innovation-minded friend, colleague, or family member. This amazing book, published by Oxford University Press in September 2014, features a stunning and colorful cover (below!), a framework for empirical investigation of innovation…
Rank this Week: 568

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 409

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, Appellate Division – New York concerning a juvenile delinquencyproceeding:  In the Matter of Luis C., 2014 WL 6779210. The court begins its opinion by explaining how the…
  • Dec 15

    The Target Hack, Negligence and the Class Action

    The Target Hack, Negligence and the Class Action
    As you may recall, in December of 2013 Target was the victimof a “major hack” of credit and debit card data.  And as you may or may not know, in May of 2014 of 2014, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated…
  • Dec 12

    The Resume Site, Discovery and Spoliation of Evidence

    The Resume Site, Discovery and Spoliation of Evidence
    This post examines an opinion by a U.S.District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California:  Olney v. Job.com, 2014 WL 5430350.  She began the opinion by explaining that on August 12,…
Rank this Week: 180

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/
  • Dec 17

    Tax Question: What Is “It” in “We don’t need it”?

    Tax Question: What Is “It” in “We don’t need it”?
    Last weekend a news story revealed the results of a poll of New Jersey residents. Asked for a reaction to increased fuel taxes to pay for repair of deteriorating transportation infrastructure and improvements to highways and bridges, 58…
  • Dec 15

    It’s Not Just Tax Ignorance, Is It?

    It’s Not Just Tax Ignorance, Is It?
    For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be an educator, and for many years, I have been one. People ask me why. My answer is simple. Something deep inside me is annoyed, frustrated, disappointed, and even angry when I observe ignorance, or…
  • Dec 12

    Why Do Those Who Dislike Government Spending Continue to Support Government Spenders?

    Why Do Those Who Dislike Government Spending Continue to Support Government Spenders?
    There’s something not quite right in the collective psyche of the anti-government-spending crowd. Enraged by high taxes, they manage to put into office, and keep in office, people who dish out tax revenues as though there were no limits…
Rank this Week: 2214

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Dec 17

    High Frequency Trading 101

    High Frequency Trading 101
    I recently participated in an institutional investor round table where one of the topics of the day was high frequency trading. Although embarrassed to do so, I will admit that I had to do some serious groundwork on this topic...
  • Dec 16

    What Stock Prices and Oil Prices Don't Have in Common: You Can't Chart Stock

    What Stock Prices and Oil Prices Don't Have in Common: You Can't Chart Stock
    In September, Myles Udland wrote an article citing Burton G. Malkiel and his book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, noting, "The past history of stock prices cannot be used to predict the future in any meaningful way." This is...
  • Dec 16

    Yale/Stanford/Harvard 16th Junior Faculty Forum--Request for Submission

    Yale/Stanford/Harvard 16th Junior Faculty Forum--Request for Submission
    Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools announce the 16th session of the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum to be held at Harvard Law School on June 16-17, 2015 and seek submissions for its meeting. The request for submissions is…
Rank this Week: 400

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Dec 17

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen

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

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?
    So, readers here know that I go to the movies a lot. A lot. I really like movies, and movies...
  • Dec 16

    The Political Economy and the Regulatory Sine Curve

    The Political Economy and the Regulatory Sine Curve
    The answer to David's question, Will The Swaps Pushout Rule Die In The Cromnibus?, was...no! Here's the bill itself. A...
Rank this Week: 66

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Dec 16

    Weller in Search of the Future of European Private International Law

    Weller in Search of the Future of European Private International Law
    Matthias Weller from the EBS Law School in Wiesbaden has posted a paper on  “Mutual Trust: In Search of the Future of European Private International Law” on SSRN. The paper is forthcoming in the Journal of Private…
  • Dec 16

    Regulation (EU) No 1329/2014 – Forms in Matters of Succession

    Regulation (EU) No 1329/2014 – Forms in Matters of Succession
    The Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1329/2014 of 9 December 2014 establishing the Forms referred to in Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and…
  • Dec 15

    Liber Amicorum for Hans Micklitz: Varieties of European Economic Law and Regulation

    Liber Amicorum for Hans Micklitz: Varieties of European Economic Law and Regulation
    Kai Purnhagen and Peter Rott have edited a book entitled “Varieties of European Economic Law and Regulation”. Published by Springer and completely written in English the volume honors the work of Hans Micklitz, one of…
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Dec 16

    NYCOA: Vacancies and (no) Vouch-In

    NYCOA: Vacancies and (no) Vouch-In
    Come the new year, New York's highest court will be 2 Judges short. That is, in the absence of the Governor and the Senate near-miraculously completing their respective nominating and confirming duties, the Court of Appeals will begin 2015…
  • Dec 1

    NYCOA: The List for the Smith Vacancy (Part 1)

    NYCOA: The List for the Smith Vacancy (Part 1)
    Well, at least the Commission abides by the law's deadline! [See Senate To Miss Deadline to Approve Court Pick  and Part 4 [The Guv's Delay]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat] Earlier today, the Commission on Judicial…
  • Nov 24

    Part 3 [The Seasoned, Admired Judge Graffeo ] NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo

    Part 3 [The Seasoned, Admired Judge Graffeo ] NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo
    As most readers know, Gov. Andrew Cuomo disregarded the Judiciary Law's nomination deadline, and now the Senate has disregarded the deadline for confirmation. There's no issue here as there is regarding the President's executive order power.…
Rank this Week: 4784

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 16

    Crying wolf: more on SEC vs Big Four-affiliated Chinese accounting firm

    Crying wolf: more on SEC vs Big Four-affiliated Chinese accounting firm
    Ah, the sweet taste of vindication. Last...
  • Dec 9

    Dueling position papers on the South China Sea

    Dueling position papers on the South China Sea
    On Saturday I posted links to position papers by both China and the US on China's South China Sea claims. Here's an analysis of the dueling papers.
  • Dec 7

    China bans pun

    China bans pun
    Displaying a level of control freakery that probably reminds many women of their f'irst husband, the Chinese government has banned puns. I am not making this up. Here are some reports: "Punning banned in China" (Language Log)…
Rank this Week: 340

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Fighters file antitrust lawsuit against the Ultimate Fighting Championship

    Fighters file antitrust lawsuit against the Ultimate Fighting Championship
    Current and former fighters have filed a potentially game-changing lawsuit against the UFC over salaries and UFC's business practices. Here's my analysis of the lawsuit for Sports Illustrated - hope you have a chance to check it out.
  • Dec 16

    But can I wear my "Fuck the Draft" jacket?

    But can I wear my "Fuck the Draft" jacket?
    From Judge Susan E. Gash, presiding over the trial of NFL player Aaron Hernandez:No person wearing clothing, or a button or other object attached to clothing, or carrying an object that displays any Patriots or other NFL team logo,…
  • Dec 16

    The best defense of athlete speech you will read

    The best defense of athlete speech you will read
    Courtesy of Cleveland Browns' Andrew Hawkins (he of the "Justice" t-shirt in Sunday's game that a Cleveland police union official labeled "pathetic"):“I was taught that justice is a right that every American should have. Also justice…
Rank this Week: 806

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Dec 16

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

    November 2014 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project
    November 2014 in Retrospect is available here: http://www.internetjurisdiction.net/observatory/retrospect/2014-november Retrospect is the monthly newsletter of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project - a global multi-stakeholder…
  • Dec 12

    Launching CollabMark Project to Hack Trademarks for Free Culture.

    Launching CollabMark Project to Hack Trademarks for Free Culture.
    Today, we launched CollabMark — a project to provide information about how open source and free culture communities can use trademarks.    A project’s identity is important. Trademarks empower communities to protect…
  • Dec 11

    Congress quietly expands surveillance (again)

    Congress quietly expands surveillance (again)
    As Congress winds down for the holidays, it delivers yet another lump of coal for the American people.   Contained in the 2015 Intelligence Authorization Act is a provision quietly inserted by the US Senate (just prior to voting) that…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Dec 16

    Guest Post: Dodson on Twombly Creep in Dart

    Guest Post: Dodson on Twombly Creep in Dart
    Twombly Creep Yesterday’s Supreme Court’s opinion in Dart Cherokee held that a notice of removal need not be accompanied by evidence of the amount in controversy in a CAFA-removal case. The Court split 5-4 on the nerdy question of…
  • Dec 16

    Rosenberg & Spier on Class Action

    Rosenberg & Spier on Class Action
    Now available on the Journal of Legal Analysis website is David Rosenberg and Kathryn Spier’s article, Incentives to Invest in Litigation and the Superiority of the Class Action. Here’s the abstract: We formally demonstrate the general…
  • Dec 15

    SCOTUS Decision in Dart Cherokee: What Must a Notice of Removal Contain? (And More!)

    SCOTUS Decision in Dart Cherokee: What Must a Notice of Removal Contain? (And More!)
    Today the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens. It’s an interesting breakdown. Justice Ginsburg writes the majority opinion, joined by Roberts, Breyer, Alito, and Sotomayor. The dissenters are…
Rank this Week: 172

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Dec 16

    Justices Kagan and Scalia Model Civility, Despite Their Difference

    Justices Kagan and Scalia Model Civility, Despite Their Difference
    We were honored to host Justices Kagan and Scalia at Ole Miss on December 15. The USA Today Story, and the AP Story on their visit showcase the friendship and civility they share, even though they strongly disagree on many...
  • Dec 15

    How Soon Should We Communicate With Faculty Candidates?

    How Soon Should We Communicate With Faculty Candidates?
    It is clear from the Faculty Candidate Comments on Prawfsblawg that law schools do not always communicate quickly regarding hiring decisions. I think that common courtesy at least dicatates that we inform the candidates of the process.…
  • Dec 9

    Dean Frank Wu on How to Pick a College President

    Dean Frank Wu on How to Pick a College President
    This essay is by Dean Frank H. Wu, who is Chancellor & Dean of University of California Hastings College of the Law. It was originally published at the Huffington Post. I have never been persuaded that leaders in higher education...
Rank this Week: 2939

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 16

    PluriCourts Fellowships for 3-12 months in 2015-2016

    PluriCourts Fellowships for 3-12 months in 2015-2016
    Temporary positions as visiting scholars at postdoctoral level are available at PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, University of…
  • Dec 16

    International Criminal Justice: Theory, Policy and Practice

    International Criminal Justice: Theory, Policy and Practice
    Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference University of Warwick  Call for Papers This proposed stream contains four panel sessions and invites submissions on all areas of substantive international criminal justice, whether on…
  • Dec 12

    Debating the ICC

    Debating the ICC
    In case you missed it, IntLawGrrls Elena Baylis, Kamari Clarke, and Meg deGuzman are featured in today’s New York Times Room for Debate, discussing the effectiveness and legitimacy of the International Criminal Court.  Well worth a…
Rank this Week: 18

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/
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction
    The New York Times: Justices Let Abortion Decision Stand, by Adam Liptak: The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a decision temporarily blocking an Arizona law that limits the availability of medicinal, nonsurgical abortions. As is its custom…
  • Dec 8

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule
    The Salt Lake Tribune/AP: Religious nonprofits challenge birth-control coverage in health law. by Kristen Wyatt: Faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans are in federal court…
  • Dec 8

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception
    BBC: South Korea: Contraception poster prompts outcry: South Korea's government is under fire for a poster promoting contraception use which has been criticised by both men and women, it's reported. The Ministry of Health and Welfare poster…
Rank this Week: 116

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/
  • Dec 15

    Diagnosing what ails u

    Diagnosing what ails u
    I suspect states of denial, wishful thinking, and self-deception are ubiquitous in our society; combine that with chronic cognitive myopia, an addiction to short-term hedonic gratification, and dispositional tendencies toward such…
  • Dec 1

    Advaita Vedānta and bhakti spiritual praxi

    Advaita Vedānta and bhakti spiritual praxi
    Owing to the good graces of Elisa Freschi, I have a short guest post up at the Indian philosophy blog on the role of bhakti spiritual praxis in the Advaita Vedānta tradition. If you’re not familiar with Advaita Vedānta (an…
  • Nov 16

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation
    Analogous to the Pascalian prescription for acting as if one believes and has faith (‘Follow the way by which they began; by acting as if they believed, taking the holy water, having masses said, etc. Even this will naturally make…
Rank this Week: 485

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    New article in Tax Note

    New article in Tax Note
    I have an article in today's Tax Notes, entitled "Evaluating the Case for 1986-Style Tax Reform."  You can download it here.This is the piece, expressing skepticism about the degree of policy gain that would result from lowering the…
  • Dec 3

    Spring 2015 Tax Policy Colloquium

    Spring 2015 Tax Policy Colloquium
    The time is now drawing near - January 20, or just under 7 weeks away - when I'll be co-leading my/the twentieth (!) NYU Tax Policy Colloquium.  I've previously posted the speaker schedule, and noted that my co-convenor will be Alan…
  • Nov 18

    You take what you can get

    You take what you can get
    Harry Grubert has published a thoughtful review of my book, Fixing U.S. International Taxation, in the latest issue of the National Tax Journal.  It's a good read, not just for anything it says about my book, but perhaps even more so for…
Rank this Week: 4007

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Dec 15

    Freedom of Speech (4): Threats and Elonis v. United State

    Freedom of Speech (4): Threats and Elonis v. United State
    Prior Related First Amendment Posts I previously blogged about some of the basics of free speech doctrine. I addressed its three primary rationales–marketplace of ideas, self-government and individual autonomy–on January 19, 2010.…
  • Nov 11

    The Second Amendment and Section 1983: A Podcast

    The Second Amendment and Section 1983: A Podcast
    As many of you may know, Chicago-Kent’s CLE department has presented my two-day Conference on Section 1983 for over thirty years. The next one is scheduled for April  16-17, 2015. As part of the most recent Conference in April…
  • Oct 22

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive
    Here is a very nice Oyez Deep Dive into how the Roberts Court is interpreting the Fourth Amendment. The Deep Dive features both text and video explanations (including a short video by me on section 1983 Fourth Amendment claims), and is geared…
Rank this Week: 4137

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Dec 15

    Thanks to Securing Change

    Thanks to Securing Change
    Those of you paying attention to the website have undoubtedly noticed the theme change. That change is part of the effort to thwart the incessant hackers who have targeted Hearsay Culture over the past three years. I’m pleased to report…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted
    For the last show for 2014, I’m pleased to post Show # 226, November 20, my interview with Prof. Stephen Turner of the University of South Florida on technological and scientific expertise in policymaking and democracy. Stephen has…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted
    I am delighted to post Show # 225, November 20, my interview with Prof. Ed Felten of Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (“CITP”). I’ve been visiting at CITP this year, and one of my main…
Rank this Week: 1443

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: 621

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

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

    RB 214: CopyrightXXX

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

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

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

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

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property
    Why do people create and innovate? And how does intellectual property law encourage, or discourage, the process? In this talk Jessica Silbey — Professor at Suffolk University Law School — discusses her recent book The Eureka Myth:…
Rank this Week: 623

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 1560

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/
  • Dec 15

    Teaching Optimism, by Margaret Martin Barry

    Teaching Optimism, by Margaret Martin Barry
    Chris Rock’s tweet “Are black men an endangered species? No, endangered species are protected by law,” captures at once the failure to apply our laws and when applying them to do so effectively. Scan to the recently released…
  • Dec 10

    Five Problems to Avoid in Writing Student Learning Outcome

    Five Problems to Avoid in Writing Student Learning Outcome
    As law faculty across the country strive to improve student learning and meet ABA standards of accreditation through the assessment process, it is perhaps appropriate to stop and assess our efforts in that regard.  Here are…
  • Dec 9

    Free Webinar on Friday — Flipping he Law Classroom: Infusing Active Learning Through Technology

    Free Webinar on Friday — Flipping he Law Classroom: Infusing Active Learning Through Technology
    As the semester comes to a close it is a fantastic opportunity to reflect on your teaching strategies and what worked and what did not. If you have thought about introducing blended learning with in-class instruction this upcoming spring…
Rank this Week: 3997

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Dec 14

    Debra Lyn Bassett on Class Action Silence

    Debra Lyn Bassett on Class Action Silence
    My colleague Professor Debra Lyn Bassett (Southwestern) has posted to SSRN her article, Class Action Silence, 94 Boston U. L. Rev. 1781 (forthcoming 2014). Here is the abstract: A number of law review articles have noted the issues inherent…
  • Dec 10

    Frankel on Issacharoff

    Frankel on Issacharoff
    Alison Frankel of Reuters highlights Sam Issacharoff's high quality, innovative Supreme Court briefs in the a recent blog post. They are indeed masterful.
  • Dec 8

    BP Petition for Cert on Oil Claims Class Action Settlement Denied

    BP Petition for Cert on Oil Claims Class Action Settlement Denied
    You can find the order denying cert here.
Rank this Week: 281

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
  • Dec 14

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?
    In the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes, the teacher Koheleth argues that (almost) everything is meaningless. But one passage from the Book of Ecclesiastes stood out to me today as potentially rectified by sage legal advice from an estate…
  • Dec 10

    A poem about admiralty and law of the sea

    A poem about admiralty and law of the sea
    A little known fact about me is that in addition to business law subjects I have sometimes taught Admiralty and Law of the Sea. This subject, which I refer to as "The Law of Boats" is one that has interested me for many years although I never…
  • Dec 1

    JDs in the Boardroom (2014 Edition)

    JDs in the Boardroom (2014 Edition)
    How do law schools rank in sending their graduates into senior positions in publicly traded companies? This second annual study on JDs in the boardroom tallies the schools' results.
Rank this Week: 3195

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Dec 14

    Back to Moscow, in the Winter

    Back to Moscow, in the Winter
    This past week I returned to Moscow, Russia, to present about experiential learning and interactive teaching in law teaching to members of the Moscow State University law faculty. This was a follow up visit to the trip last July as...
  • Jul 7

    LEX Conference in Moscow

    LEX Conference in Moscow
    I have just returned from my first trip to Moscow, Russia. I was there as part of the inaugural Legal Education Exchange (LEX) conference, sponsored by the United States Russia Foundation (USRF). Four US law schools and four Russia-based…
  • Jun 27

    The Future of Higher Education

    The Future of Higher Education
    As I have mentioned here before, I was a member of the University of Denver’s Strategic Issues Panel this year, and the subject was the Future of Higher Education. The SIP program, headed by Jim Griesemer, former Dean of the...
Rank this Week: 2074