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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Aug 28

    Answering Two Questions About the Intersection of CrimeStoppers & Brady

    Answering Two Questions About the Intersection of CrimeStoppers & Brady
    Over the past week, I've been following up on Monday's episode of the Undisclosed Podcast and digging into the possible legal implications of the State's failure to disclose that a CrimeStoppers tipster received the full $3,075 reward for…
  • Aug 27

    The Discoverability & Admissibility of CrimeStoppers Information in Maryland

    The Discoverability & Admissibility of CrimeStoppers Information in Maryland
    The next big question in the Adnan Syed case is whether and when the State will disclose the identity of the CrimeStoppers tipster and the content of his or her tip. The one thing I am confident about is that...
  • Aug 26

    Long Way Home: Would Jay Angling for the CrimeStoppers Reward be Enough for a New Trial?

    Long Way Home: Would Jay Angling for the CrimeStoppers Reward be Enough for a New Trial?
    On Monday's episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, we noted how a CrimeStoppers reward of $3,075 was collected on November 1, 1999 in connection with the Hae Min Lee case. We also speculated that this reward could have been claimed by...
Rank this Week: 304

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 28

    The Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigant

    The Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigant
    A few years ago I was doing some work for a professional association on guidelines for dealing with litigants without counsel and I was struck by the extent to which some legal professionals regard litigants without counsel as interlopers who…
  • Aug 28

    The Friday Fillip: Getting the Lead Out

    The Friday Fillip: Getting the Lead Out
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, usually followed by a reference you might like to pursue. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files.…
  • Aug 28

    Envy in Law School (Or What I Learned From the Rock This Summer)

    Envy in Law School (Or What I Learned From the Rock This Summer)
    In the summer disaster movie, San Andreas, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s character scours earthquake-rocked California in a helicopter, plane and then speedboat to save his family members from fires and floods. We see him…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Aug 28

    "Should Parents Get to Decide a Child’s Gender?"

    "Should Parents Get to Decide a Child’s Gender?"
    From the Daily Beast: In his January State of the Union address, President Obama became the first president to utter the word “transgender” in a speech, confirming what many are calling America’s “transgender moment.” Not only is…
  • Aug 27

    A Critical Race Feminist Perspective on Prostitution & Sex Trafficking

    A Critical Race Feminist Perspective on Prostitution & Sex Trafficking
    Cheryl Nelson-Butler (SMU), A Critical Race Feminist Perspective on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking in America, 27 Yale L.J. (2015) Abstract: This Article is one of the first to apply critical race feminism (CRF) to explore prostitution and…
  • Aug 26

    Lawsuit by the National Coalition for Men

    Lawsuit by the National Coalition for Men
    From CNN/ Money: Are businesses that cater to women inherently anti-male? Entrepreneur Stephanie Burns would say no. Burns runs Chic CEO, a startup that hosts networking events and provides online resources for female entrepreneurs. But three…
Rank this Week: 4389

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    The Gentlemen's Club, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Summary Judgment

    The Gentlemen's Club, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Summary Judgment
    This post examines an opinion from a U.S. Magistrate Judgewho sits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California:  Luna v. Shac, LLC, 2015 WL 4941781 (2015).  He begins by explaining what the litigation involves…
  • Aug 26

    The Coach, the Locker Room Speeches and Wiretapping

    The Coach, the Locker Room Speeches and Wiretapping
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas – El Paso: Long v. State, 2015 WL 3984950 (2015).  The court begins its opinion by explaining that the issue in this case of first impression is whether the…
  • Aug 24

    The Lawyer, Avvo and the Anonymous Review

    The Lawyer, Avvo and the Anonymous Review
    As the title indicates, this post is about Deborah Thomson, “a Florida attorney” who “brought a defamation suit against Doe, an anonymous poster who wrote a negative review of Thomson on Avvo.com.”  Thomson v.…
Rank this Week: 288

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 68

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 186

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 28

    From "Privacy" to "Liberty" to "Sexuality"

    From "Privacy" to "Liberty" to "Sexuality"
    by Michael DorfAs I noted a week ago, last weekend I spoke on a plenary panel at the American Sociological Association meeting in Chicago. Here I'll give a brief report in the style of a What I Did Last Summer essay that an elementary student…
  • Aug 27

    Why Am I Attacking Economists -- Almost ALL Economists?

    Why Am I Attacking Economists -- Almost ALL Economists?
    by Neil H. BuchananThe first several paragraphs of my most recent Dorf on Law post made clear (once again) that my general attitude toward what passes for modern economics might best be described as poorly contained contempt.  The title…
  • Aug 26

    Understanding Xenophobia Dirty Harry Style

    Understanding Xenophobia Dirty Harry Style
    by Michael DorfIn the aftermath of NFIB v. Sebelius various commentators (including me) noted that during the period before the case was decided, liberals tended to dismiss as preposterous the arguments that conservatives made…
Rank this Week: 232

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/
  • Aug 28

    Traffic Ticket Fines Based on Income?

    Traffic Ticket Fines Based on Income?
    Over at debate.org, TheUnapologeticTruth asked, “Should traffic tickets be scaled to personal income like taxes?” No matter one’s conclusion, it is helpful that this sort of question is asked every now and then to see if…
  • Aug 26

    A Rudeness Tax?

    A Rudeness Tax?
    A reader alerted me to an unusual book, Tax the Rude, Not Me!. The examples provided in the preview tend to confirm the depiction of the book as humor. For example, they propose an “outer limits tax” on “infuriating…
  • Aug 24

    Tax Return Preparer Gone Bad

    Tax Return Preparer Gone Bad
    It is not unusual to see stories about tax return preparers who are convicted of tax fraud, or of ripping off their clients. It happens too often. But a recent story about a convicted tax return preparer caught my eye because the actions of…
Rank this Week: 480

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

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

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 552

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/
  • Aug 28

    Merger Remedies in Oligopoly

    Merger Remedies in Oligopoly
    The JLEO has a new paper, Merger Remedies in Oligopoly under a Consumer Welfare Standard: Abstract: We analyze the welfare effects of structural remedies on merger activity in a Cournot oligopoly if the antitrust agency applies a consumer…
  • Aug 27

    Court finds fraud in Dole deal

    Court finds fraud in Dole deal
    Vice Chancellor Laster just released his post-trial opinion in Dole. You'll remember that in Dole, Murdock, the CEO, structured the transaction to include all of the structural protections required under then-Chancellor Strine's MFW opinion.…
  • Aug 27

    Richmond is hiring

    Richmond is hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2016-2017 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates…
Rank this Week: 108

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 28

    Weekly News Roundup

    Weekly News Roundup
    In breaking Bieber news, HuffPo reports that Justin Bieber (pictured, left) claimed breach of contract in canceling a scheduled appearance in Montreal. The venue where Bieber was scheduled to perform seems to belieber the young artist, as it…
  • Aug 25

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 140 The Commission's E-Commerce Sector Inquiry – Analysis of Legal Issues and Suggested Practical Approach Lars Kjølbye, Alessio…
  • Aug 24

    Contracting to Pollute

    Contracting to Pollute
    Hugely successful auto-maker Tesla is making very good money not only on its electric cars, but also on its contracts selling zero emission credits to rivaling automakers. New environmental standards in eleven states require that by 2025, 15%…
Rank this Week: 129

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Aug 28

    Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary Symposium

    Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary Symposium
    I’m honored to be giving the keynote address at the Museum of American Finance symposium on the 50th anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway under Warren Buffett on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Museum on Wall Street.…
  • Aug 28

    Making Contracts on Kickstarter

    Making Contracts on Kickstarter
    In 2013, Chapman Ducote, a professional race car driver, and his wife, Kristin Ducote, had an idea for a new book about the world of professional motor sports, to be called Naked Paddock. Rather than the traditional route through book…
  • Aug 27

    FAN 74.1 (First Amendment News) First Amendment Salon goes to L.A. — Chemerinsky & Volokh discuss Roberts Court & First Amendment . . . & more!

    FAN 74.1 (First Amendment News) First Amendment Salon goes to L.A. — Chemerinsky & Volokh discuss Roberts Court & First Amendment . . . & more!
    It was a remarkable late-afternoon program yesterday as the First Amendment Salon went on the road for the first time with an event held at the Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine. There was a live video feed to…
Rank this Week: 37

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

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

    New Private Law: Posts by Goldberg & Zipursky, Hylton

    New Private Law: Posts by Goldberg & Zipursky, Hylton
    Over at New Private Law, there are two recent torts posts: John Goldberg & Ben Zipursky discuss the duty/breach distinction in a post about a recent Second Circuit decision, Munn v. Hotchkiss. Keith Hylton jumps into the recent discussion…
  • Aug 27

    Reducing Med Mal Through Cameras in ORs?

    Reducing Med Mal Through Cameras in ORs?
    Earlier this month, I reported on a bill in Wisconsin to allow patients to have surgeries recorded. On Tuesday, The Washington Post (Tom Jackman) covered the idea in an article. A sample: Currently, re-creating what went wrong in an…
  • Aug 26

    TX: High Court Addresses Premises Liability Dutie

    TX: High Court Addresses Premises Liability Dutie
    Texas is the only state in the country that has voluntary workers' compensation; employers can subscribe to it or not as they see fit. An employee of a non-subscribing employer, Kroger, as part of his duties, was mopping up a...
Rank this Week: 127

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Aug 27

    Locating the Problem of Race-Based Peremptory Challenges in a Broader Context: The Possibilities Raised by the Foster Case on the Court’s Docket

    Locating the Problem of Race-Based Peremptory Challenges in a Broader Context: The Possibilities Raised by the Foster Case on the Court’s Docket
    University of Illinois law professor and dean Vikram David Amar describes the problem of race-based peremptory challenges and argues that peremptory challenges be eliminated altogether on the grounds that we should not allow a person to be…
  • Aug 26

    Top-free Rights for Women: A Showdown in Manhattan

    Top-free Rights for Women: A Showdown in Manhattan
    Hofstra University law professor Joanna Grossman discusses the apparent conflict between the social norm that women’s breasts should be covered in public and the legal right of women (in most states) to be top-free in public. Continue…
  • Aug 25

    People Born in the United States Are Properly Citizen

    People Born in the United States Are Properly Citizen
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf discusses Donald Trump’s call to end birthright citizenship as part of immigration reform. Dorf argues that birthright citizenship implements widely shared and characteristically American…
Rank this Week: 1259

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    It Could Be an Interesting Election

    It Could Be an Interesting Election
    A recent story claims that Bernie Sanders is planning to drop out of the Democratic race and run as an independent; he has denied it.  Donald Trump has said both that he would and would not consider running as an independent. If one runs…
  • Jun 12

    Robert Heinlein, Cell Phones, and Police

    Robert Heinlein, Cell Phones, and Police
    Somewhere, Heinlein comments that predicting the direct effects of technological change is relatively easy. What is harder is predicting indirect effects. His example was the automobile. He argued that it had a substantial effect on sexual…
  • Jun 10

    Medieval Myth

    Medieval Myth
    On an entirely different topic ...  Given my historical interests, I have long been struck by how inaccurate popular conceptions of the Middle Ages are—summed up in the historically obsolete label of "Dark Ages." My usual…
Rank this Week: 1151

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Tweeting about LLC veil piercing

    Tweeting about LLC veil piercing
    LLCs Still Don't Have Corporate Veils. Really. http://t.co/nTANsUqO8I It bugs me too. — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) August 28, 2015 What we should do is just abolish LLC veil piercing.... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Aug 27

    Newman was no game changer

    Newman was no game changer
    Alison Frankel cites the defendants briefs before the SCOTUS: In at least eight post-Newman decisions, federal district judges have rejected insider trading defendants’ arguments that the government... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Aug 27

    A useful cautionary note on benefit corporation

    A useful cautionary note on benefit corporation
    I recommend reading Daryl Koehn, Why the New Benefit Corporations May Not Prove to Be Truly Socially Beneficial (July 30, 2015). Business & Professional Ethics Journal, Forthcoming. Available at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 111

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Aug 27

    Flynn: “I’d Like to See Fifty More Prosecutors”

    Flynn: “I’d Like to See Fifty More Prosecutors”
    Don’t look only to the police to solve the problems of high poverty communities, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn told a capacity audience Thursday in the Appellate Courtroom at Eckstein Hall. Flynn pointed to the need for better…
  • Aug 26

    Milwaukesha

    Milwaukesha
    Funny how the words fit together so smoothly yet, when combined, seem grating to the ears of many who reside in the region.  The peculiar antipathy between Milwaukee County and Waukesha County may reflect the ways in which people have…
  • Aug 21

    An Alternative Arena Approach: Arsenal and Emirates Stadium

    An Alternative Arena Approach: Arsenal and Emirates Stadium
    Recently, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker approved an Assembly bill earmarking $250 million for the Milwaukee Bucks to use in financing their new downtown arena. Since I was at the tail end of my London study abroad program at the time of the…
Rank this Week: 892

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/
  • Aug 27

    Judges Intervening on Behalf of Pro Se Litigant

    Judges Intervening on Behalf of Pro Se Litigant
    How much assistance may a judge provide a pro se plaintiff? Judge Jack Weinstein and Judge Richard Posner seem to favor the interventionist approach. Judge Weinstein was “required” to intervene on behalf of the pro se plaintiff in…
  • Aug 27

    Eighth Circuit overturns sanctions against lawyer for deposition objection

    Eighth Circuit overturns sanctions against lawyer for deposition objection
    Opinion here and below. (h/t: How Appealing) The trial court had reviewed depo transcripts well after they had been taken, formed the view that the attorney had been improperly obstructive, and issued a novel sanction (i.e., the attorney was…
  • Aug 25

    Richard McAdams review of "Go Set a Watchman"

    Richard McAdams review of "Go Set a Watchman"
    The review, at New Rambler, discusses in part the views of Monroe Freedman and Stephen Lubet about Atticus Finch. (h/t: Faculty Lounge) Excerpt: While it might then appear that I am in accord with the iconoclastic critics of theMockingbird…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Aug 27

    People v. Romero & Self (Cal. Supreme Court - Aug. 26, 2015)

    People v. Romero & Self (Cal. Supreme Court - Aug. 26, 2015)
    Sometimes you read these death penalty cases and wonder what it was that led the jury to invoke the death penalty.Not here.Just read the first nine pages of the opinion, which recounts the various crimes that the defendants committed during…
  • Aug 26

    Sternberg v. California State Board of Pharmacy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)

    Sternberg v. California State Board of Pharmacy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)
    It at first seemed a little harsh to me that the California State Board of Pharmacy revoked Andrew Sternberg's pharmacy license just because he was the pharmacist in charge when someone else stole some drugs from the office.  Seemed…
  • Aug 26

    People v. Toloy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)

    People v. Toloy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)
    Section 290 of the Penal Code requires that when certain people (e.g., sex offenders) are released from jail after serving a sentence of 30 days or more, these people must register their new (post-release) address with the local police…
Rank this Week: 162

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/
  • Aug 27

    Have a land use law event happening this semester? Tell us about it!

    Have a land use law event happening this semester? Tell us about it!
    It's that time of the semester when we invite folks to publicize land use-related events at their law schools (or other professional schools holding land use law-related events). Feel free to send your events to me, or to any of...
  • Aug 26

    Another Victory for Environmental Clinic

    Another Victory for Environmental Clinic
    Helen Kang has been a wonderful mentor to me, and so I like to celebrate her victories. Helen is the Director of the Golden Gate University Environmental Law & Justice Clinic and this week she shared this news: The Stanford...
  • Aug 25

    Israel Land Law of 1969

    Israel Land Law of 1969
    Hello all: This is my second post as a guest author for the blog. In my precious post I discussed the struggle for and conflict over land in the Negev desert, between the Government of Israel (“GOI”) and the country’s...
Rank this Week: 165

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: 4327

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

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

    ICC Trial of DRC Military Commander Bosco Ntaganda to Begin Next Week

    ICC Trial of DRC Military Commander Bosco Ntaganda to Begin Next Week
    The trial of the military commander Bosco Ntaganda for grave crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is scheduled to begin on September 2, 2015, at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Bosco Ntaganda is the...
  • Aug 26

    ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting in Montreal - Early Bird Registration Only Until September 8

    ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting in Montreal - Early Bird Registration Only Until September 8
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law will hold its Fall Meeting in Montreal, Canada from October 20-24, 2015. Early bird registration ends September 8, 2015. Click here for more information about the Fall Meeting. It's…
  • Aug 21

    ABA Section of International Law

    ABA Section of International Law
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law installed its new leadership earlier this month during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The new Section Chair is Lisa J. Savitt (pictured left), who takes over for Marcelo Bombau of…
Rank this Week: 171

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: 4339

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 26

    Glare of video is shifting public’s view of police

    Glare of video is shifting public’s view of police
    Jonathan Simon quoted in The New York Times, July 30, 2015 “The benefit of being able to hold police accountable in many situations where they are now largely immune is probably worth the cost alone,” said Jonathan Simon.…
  • Aug 26

    Berkeley law professor: Huckabee’s reference to precedents ‘way off-base’

    Berkeley law professor: Huckabee’s reference to precedents ‘way off-base’
    Jesse Choper interviewed for The Garden City Telegram, July 31, 2015 Jesse Choper … said in a phone interview Friday that Huckabee’s statement was “way off-base,” adding, “it does rival Donald Trump. I think…
  • Aug 26

    After crackdown on rights lawyers, China’s legal reform path uncertain

    After crackdown on rights lawyers, China’s legal reform path uncertain
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2015 China’s current nationwide crackdown on “rights defense” (weiquan) lawyers is the strongest assault to date on a small number of pioneers who have struggled to…
Rank this Week: 318

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

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

    congratulations to Mark Wojcik!

    congratulations to Mark Wojcik!
    Blog co-editor Mark Wojcik was recently appointed to a three-year term on the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress. His appointment began in August 2015 at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in…
  • Aug 17

    Temple Law Advocacy Program: Inaugural Edward Ohlbaum Annual Paper in Advocacy Scholarship

    Temple Law Advocacy Program: Inaugural Edward Ohlbaum Annual Paper in Advocacy Scholarship
    I am pleased to announce that Temple University Beasley School of Law’s advocacy program is soliciting articles on an advocacy or advocacy-and-law related subject for the first “Edward Ohlbaum Annual Paper in Advocacy Scholarship.”…
  • Aug 17

    job opening at Suffolk

    job opening at Suffolk
    Suffolk seeks to hire a full-time LRW faculty member to start in the fall of 2016. The person hired will teach two sections of Legal Practice Skills (LPS), a core first-year, two-semester, course (3 credits in the fall and 2...
Rank this Week: 153

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/
  • Aug 26

    Yep, 800,000 Bankruptcy Filings This Year

    Yep, 800,000 Bankruptcy Filings This Year
    My blogging has been light the past few months as we have been working on the eighth edition of what will now be LoPucki, Warren & Lawless, Secured Transactions: A Systems Approach. For you secured transactions teachers out there, we...
  • Aug 26

    Venue (Again)

    Venue (Again)
    Some thoughts on the latest dustup over venue in big chapter 11 cases, on Dealb%k.
  • Aug 22

    Puerto Rico Seeks Help From the Supreme Court

    Puerto Rico Seeks Help From the Supreme Court
    Puerto Rico is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the First Circuit decision that Puerto Rico's Recovery Act is preempted and thus unconstitutional. Here's the petition. In addition to parsing the legal issues, the petition is framed…
Rank this Week: 77

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Aug 26

    Qantas, China Eastern Able to Satisfy Competition Commission, Secure Code Share Approval

    Qantas, China Eastern Able to Satisfy Competition Commission, Secure Code Share Approval
    Last week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) gave its blessing to a proposed code-sharing agreement between Qantas and China Eastern. The ACCC had indicated earlier this year that it was inclined to block the deal…
  • Aug 21

    FAA Records of Drone Encounters Leaked

    FAA Records of Drone Encounters Leaked
    The Washington Post has obtained copies of FAA files on close encounters between drones and manned aircraft, reporting the number of incidents is nearing 700 so far in 2015, a dramatic increase from the previous year. The Post's report has...
  • Aug 19

    Can Intercity Bus Services Act as a Check on Airline Price Gouging?

    Can Intercity Bus Services Act as a Check on Airline Price Gouging?
    Professor Joseph Schwieterman, director of DePaul University's Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development and a long-time friend to the International Aviation Law Institute, published an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday…
Rank this Week: 259

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Aug 26

    Job posting: Director of Academic Success Program at Hofstra

    Job posting: Director of Academic Success Program at Hofstra
    Maurice A. Deane School of Law Director of the Academic Success Program The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University invites applicants for the position of Director of the Academic Success Program. The Academic Success Program…
  • Aug 25

    Call for Proposals: LWI One-Day Legal Writing Conference

    Call for Proposals: LWI One-Day Legal Writing Conference
    Twelve law schools across the country are hosting LWI One-Day Legal Writing Conferences on one of the first two weekends in December. The Conferences are hosted by schools in every region of the country. They are great opportunities for…
  • Aug 24

    How to Succeed in Law School, Part II: YOU BELONG. BE YOURSELF. HAVE FUN.

    How to Succeed in Law School, Part II: YOU BELONG. BE YOURSELF. HAVE FUN.
    Last week was the first installment on how to succeed in law school, advice from students. Here is the second: You Belong. Be Yourself. Have Fun. First off: Congratulations. Deciding to pursue law school is difficult; getting accepted even…
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Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Aug 26

    Chan et al. on the interconnection of household debt

    Chan et al. on the interconnection of household debt
    "Determinants of Mortgage Default and Consumer Credit Use: The Effects of Foreclosure Laws and Foreclosure Delays" FRB of New York Working Paper No. FEDNSR732 SEWIN CHAN, New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School…
  • Aug 17

    In New Jersey, cutting in half the number of drug convictions would reduce prisons by just 3%

    In New Jersey, cutting in half the number of drug convictions would reduce prisons by just 3%
    From the New York Times via Marginal Revolution: A new interactive “prison population forecaster,” posted online Tuesday by the Urban Institute, a liberal-leaning think tank in Washington, aims to help fill that void and yields some…
  • Aug 14

    Nguyen on the effects of daughters on CEO job performance

    Nguyen on the effects of daughters on CEO job performance
    "Does Your Daughter Make You a Better CEO?" VINH QUANG NGUYEN, Boston College - Carroll School of Management This paper investigates the effect of the gender of CEOs' offspring on corporate performance. I collect a dataset of the…
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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/
  • Aug 26

    Tuition Discounting on the Rise and its Impact on Law School

    Tuition Discounting on the Rise and its Impact on Law School
    According to this new survey, tuition discounting at private colleges and universities reached an average of 48% for freshman last year. That is up from 38% in 2004. How does this compare to what has been happening in legal education?...
  • Aug 25

    What I Miss, and Don't Miss, About Being a Dean

    What I Miss, and Don't Miss, About Being a Dean
    I was very fortunate to serve as dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law from July 1, 2010 until June 30 of this year. I appreciate that my co-bloggers on this blog are allowing me to continue to...
  • Aug 25

    Deans v. Clinicians?

    Deans v. Clinicians?
    As California considers whether to require 15 credit hours of experiential learning prior to admission to the bar, the executive committee of the AALS Section of Clinical Legal Education and the AALS’s Deans Steering Committee have…
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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: 403

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 26

    Call for Papers: 2015 ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute Roundtable

    Call for Papers: 2015 ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute Roundtable
    Once again, the ABA Criminal Justice Section Academics Committee will host work-in-progress roundtables at the annual Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute in Washington, DC. The roundtables will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from…
  • Aug 13

    SEC ALJs: An Enforcement Fast-Track is Hitting the Constitutional Skid

    SEC ALJs: An Enforcement Fast-Track is Hitting the Constitutional Skid
    Guest Bloggers - Peter Hardy, Abe Rein and Carolyn Kendall On Wednesday, Judge Berman of the Southern District of New York issued an order preliminarily enjoining the SEC from pursuing an administrative proceeding – an in-house trial before…
  • Jul 22

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime
    John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay can rest quietly in their graves. Their "corrupt bargain" would not be considered a federal crime today. The same goes for Ike and Earl Warren. In United States v. Blagojevich, decided yesterday by…
Rank this Week: 47

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
Rank this Week: 123

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/
  • Aug 25

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption
    In a recent opinion, AHS Hospital Corp. v. Town of Morristown, 2015 WL 3956132, the Tax Court of New Jersey revoked the property tax exemption of a non-profit hospital. In a lengthy and wide-ranging opinion, the court surveyed the history...
  • Aug 19

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT
    Professor Victor Fleischer from the University of San Diego has an opinion piece in today's New York Times advocating an 8% annual required payout for university endowments over $100 million. Such a payout is more than the 5% amount…
  • Aug 17

    The University of Iowa Invites Application

    The University of Iowa Invites Application
    The University of Iowa College of Law sent to us the following request for applications for tenure, tenure track, and clinical professors: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW anticipates hiring several tenured/tenure track faculty members…
Rank this Week: 211

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium - spring 2016

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium - spring 2016
    The schedule for the 2016 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, which I will be co-teaching with Chris Sanchirico of U Penn Law School, is now set (as to speakers, though not as yet paper titles).  We'll be meeting on Tuesdays, from 4 to 5:50 pm,…
  • Aug 19

    Belated comment on Hillary Clinton's capital gains proposal

    Belated comment on Hillary Clinton's capital gains proposal
    I was away on vacation when Hillary Clinton released her capital gains proposal, but figured better late than never, so here are a few words on it now.Under present law, the top individual tax rate is 39.6%, and this is also the tax rate for…
  • Aug 3

    Back from Spain

    Back from Spain
    After an enjoyable close-to-two-weeks in Spain (Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, Toledo), I am back in NYC, more or less for the duration.  Among the best things I saw out there were the Gaudi buildings and Sagrada Familia church in…
Rank this Week: 660

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/
  • Aug 25

    Amtrak Subsidy

    Amtrak Subsidy
    I’d like to talk about an issue that has been below the surface of the news but reflects a constant disagreement in our politics. Economic conservatives would displace almost everything in favor of the marketplace. But when you decide…
  • Aug 18

    Regression to the Mean

    Regression to the Mean
    Social scientists have a phrase, “regression to the mean.” What they mean is that the law of averages eventually fells families, companies or countries that are doing better than average, and eventually lift those doing much worse…
  • Aug 4

    Do the police really have no time to do anything but shoot?

    Do the police really have no time to do anything but shoot?
    Perhaps you read the NY Times story over the weekend about the self-described expert in police killings, William Lewinski, who justifies every police killing on the ground that the policeman had no time to protect himself, no time to do…
Rank this Week: 1418

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/
  • Aug 25

    Will Union Information Disclosure Law Apply to the Kiwanis Club?

    Will Union Information Disclosure Law Apply to the Kiwanis Club?
    August 25, 2015 Is life about to get a whole lot more complicated for the Kiwanis Club and the Royal Canadian Legion?   These “clubs” are the latest micro-group to be offered up goodies by Stephen Harper’s…
  • Aug 24

    Celtic was involved in supplying various American

    Celtic was involved in supplying various American
    lions golden tate iii mens jersey Celtic was involved in supplying various American vessel in this area of operation although she was not directly involved in the actions of July 3, 1898 when the Spanish Navy was defeatedBoth teams were shut…
  • Aug 24

    12 Rose was also a consultant to

    12 Rose was also a consultant to
    lions eric ebron womens jersey 12 Rose was also a consultant to the the Flavor and Extract Manufacturer Association, a trade organization that represents flavor manufacturers It’s hard to believe they have only five sacks through four…
Rank this Week: 417

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 25

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie
    The trial of Senator Mike Duffy featured several notable revelations last week about the inner workings of the Prime Minister's Office. One of the most important was found in a 2013 memo written by former chief of staff Nigel Wright that…
  • Aug 25

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 22, 2015 as Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policies The trial of Senator Mike Duffy featured several notable revelations last week about the inner workings of the Prime…
  • Aug 17

    Premature Capitulation: How Canada Caved at the TPP Talks in Hawaii

    Premature Capitulation: How Canada Caved at the TPP Talks in Hawaii
    Late last month, Canada joined eleven other countries including the United States, Japan, and Australia in Hawaii for what many experts expected would be the final round of negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership. According to media…
Rank this Week: 44

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Batson (A Footnote to Sandy Levinson)

    Batson (A Footnote to Sandy Levinson)
    A small footnote to Sandy Levinson's insightful post on the separation of criminal law and procedure from constitutional theory. A few years ago I wrote a short paper on remedies for Batson violations. The impetus for the paper is that in…
  • Aug 21

    Announcing Broken Trust: Why I Wrote a Book on Dysfunctional Government and Constitutional Reform

    Announcing Broken Trust: Why I Wrote a Book on Dysfunctional Government and Constitutional Reform
    I can’t count the number of book reviews I’ve read of works advocating constitutional and political reform which conclude along these lines: “the author’s suggested remedies are interesting, but unlikely to be…
  • Aug 21

    More on the separatino of criminal law (and procedure) from "constitutional theory"

    More on the separatino of criminal law (and procedure) from "constitutional theory"
    I want to elaborate some on Mark Graber's extraordinarily incisive and important post on why "constitutional theorists" are obsessed by, say, Obergefell and have almost literally nothing to say about Ferguson.  With regard to the…
Rank this Week: 82

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
  • Aug 25

    This One Goes to 11

    This One Goes to 11
    Just about 11 years ago, on August 30, 2004 to be precise, I launched this blog.  Blog authorship has expanded and shrunk since then; posting frequency has increased and decreased; the blog’s scope has expanded – and expanded…
  • Aug 4

    IP and Ignorance

    IP and Ignorance
    My views of the deficiencies and virtues of intellectual property scholarship pop up on this blog from time to time, usually just before or just after the annual IPSC – Intellectual Property Scholars Conference.  See posts from…
  • Jul 20

    Designing Utopias, IP Law Edition

    Designing Utopias, IP Law Edition
    The apparent absence of artifice — one might say, the calculated absence of artifice — so dominates California’s cultural and natural landscape that when I return from a trip out West, as I just did, I have to spend a few…
Rank this Week: 255

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Could Tom Brady and Roger Goodell settle Deflategate litigation?

    Could Tom Brady and Roger Goodell settle Deflategate litigation?
    Could Tom Brady and Roger Goodell come to a deal this week? I think that's possible and I explain how it could happen in a new article for Sports Illustrated.
  • Aug 24

    Published Speech: The Legal Status of Fantasy Sports in a Changing Business Environment

    Published Speech: The Legal Status of Fantasy Sports in a Changing Business Environment
    On March 20, 2015, I had the pleasure of giving a speech at Northern Kentucky Law Review's symposium on the "New Era of Gaming Law" about the legal status of fantasy sports in a changing business environment.   The speech looks at the…
  • Aug 22

    Catching up on Patrick Kane investigation, Tom Brady v. NFL

    Catching up on Patrick Kane investigation, Tom Brady v. NFL
    It was an extremely busy last few days in the world of sports law. Here are three articles I wrote for Sports Illustrated during that time:* Why the Patrick Kane rape case investigation may take months* What to make of judge's criticisms of…
Rank this Week: 448

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Aug 24

    Government Cheating on the Sotomayor Surveillance Scale

    Government Cheating on the Sotomayor Surveillance Scale
    In her concurring opinion in US v. Jones, 565 U.S. ___ (2012), Justice Sonia Sotomayor brought up a crucial point regarding a democracy's natural acceptance or resistance to government surveillance. As you may recall, the Court in Jones…
  • Aug 24

    State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: The Garden State Model

    State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: The Garden State Model
    No state has emerged as "the" model for cyber security policy and information sharing; nor is any likely to - given the varying needs, resources, and strategic priorities of the many states.  Rather, as Justice Brandeis suggested, we've…
  • Aug 17

    New paper: The Shaky Ground of the Right to Be Delisted

    New paper: The Shaky Ground of the Right to Be Delisted
    I’ve just posted a new paper titled “The Shaky Ground of the Right to Be Delisted” to the ssrn website, which deals with the so called “right to be forgotten” as it was crafted by the Court of Justice of the…
Rank this Week: 368

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/
Rank this Week: 501

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/
  • Aug 24

    Conference: Magistrate Judges and the Transformation of the Federal Judiciary (Las Vegas, 9/25-9/26)

    Conference: Magistrate Judges and the Transformation of the Federal Judiciary (Las Vegas, 9/25-9/26)
    Here is the announcement: The UNLV School of Law and the Duke School of Law are hosting a conference Magistrate Judges and the Transformation of the Federal Judiciary on September 25-26 in Las Vegas, NV. This conference may be the...
  • Aug 21

    Study Suggests Lengthier Appellate Briefs More Successful

    Study Suggests Lengthier Appellate Briefs More Successful
    Appearing in the current issue of the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies is an article by Gregory C. Sisk and Michael Heise entitled "'Too Many Notes'? An Empirical Study of Advocacy in Federal Appeals." Abstract: The warp and woof…
  • Aug 19

    Glock Handgun Entities' Documents Obtained for Use in Austria May Be Used in U.S.

    Glock Handgun Entities' Documents Obtained for Use in Austria May Be Used in U.S.
    A recent Eleventh Circuit opinion is interesting on a number of levels. Glock v. Glock, Inc., No. 14-15701 (11th Cir. Aug. 17, 2015). Helga Glock, the wife of the inventor of the Glock handgun, initiated a proceeding in the United...
Rank this Week: 214

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jul 9

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape

    What the Reaction to Bill Cosby Reveals About Society's Construction of Men Who Rape
    I have not said much on Cosby and the numerous rape allegations against him. I think the last time I mentioned him was after Beverly Johnson came made her accusation. I found it powerful and, given... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 280