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Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Sep 23

    PMing & GGing: the King-Byng Wing Ding

    PMing & GGing: the King-Byng Wing Ding
    Dear Madam or Sir, As we wrote in an earlier post, Canada's eventual independence arose in incremental steps. One of those steps, the 1926 King-Byng Crisis, led to England's increased “hands-off” approach to the Dominion of Canada's…
  • Sep 22

    Patriation: A rarely used, yet exciting word for all!

    Patriation: A rarely used, yet exciting word for all!
    Dear Sir or Madam, Today, we write to you regarding a brief history of the events leading to the patriation of the Constitution. For a few of our readers, that sentence probably sounds like a bunch of nonsense. What exactly...
  • Sep 21

    The Living Tree

    The Living Tree
    Dear Madam or Sir, The 1929 case of Edwards v. Canada (Attorney General)1, also known as the “Persons Case”, was ground-breaking in two ways. The first was covered by the University of Alberta's Law and Social Media project last year,...
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Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 19

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: 3971

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/
  • Sep 23

    Another Lesson in the “Tax Rate Reductions Increase Tax Revenue” Experience

    Another Lesson in the “Tax Rate Reductions Increase Tax Revenue” Experience
    Supply-siders like to argue that by reducing tax rates, people and businesses will engage in economic activity squelched by higher tax rates, and that taxes on that increased activity will increase tax revenues. Not only have supply-siders…
  • Sep 21

    Alimony or Property Settlement? Placement Versus Language

    Alimony or Property Settlement? Placement Versus Language
    An attorney is retained to represent a plaintiff, and agrees to be compensated with a contingent fee. While the case is ongoing, the attorney and his wife end their marriage. They enter into a marital separation agreement. A section of the…
  • Sep 19

    Another Angry Clothes Burner, But Without the Casualty Loss Issue

    Another Angry Clothes Burner, But Without the Casualty Loss Issue
    Yes, this is another MauledAgain post based on a television court show. The list is getting longer, and includes posts such as Judge Judy and Tax Law, Judge Judy and Tax Law Part II, TV Judge Gets Tax Observation Correct, The (Tax) Fraud…
Rank this Week: 480

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 23

    $3M Shale Verdict: Nuisance or Toxic Tort?

    $3M Shale Verdict: Nuisance or Toxic Tort?
    The Parr family in Texas won a $3M verdict alleging they were sickened by fumes from natural gas wells. They sued using a nuisance theory. At oral arguments in the Fifth Circuit last week, the defendant driller argued the case...
  • Sep 22

    Ford Faces Sunroof Class Action

    Ford Faces Sunroof Class Action
    A suit filed in California alleges some of Ford's sunroofs are dangerous and Ford has been aware of it for nearly a decade. The suit specifically alleges that as sunroofs have expanded over larger portions of the roof of cars,...
  • Sep 21

    Robinson et al. on Warning

    Robinson et al. on Warning
    Lisa Robinson, Kip Viscusi, and Richard Zeckhauser have posted to SSRN Efficient Warnings, Not 'Wolf or Rabbit' Warnings. The abstract provides: Governments often require that products carry warnings to inform people about risks. The warnings…
Rank this Week: 134

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 23

    How Branding Works (And Why Law Firms Should Care)

    How Branding Works (And Why Law Firms Should Care)
    In the olden days we weren’t allowed to say the M word (marketing) within 50 meters of a law firm because it was considered too unprofessional and trendy. Now, Partners throw around the B word (branding) like there’s no tomorrow!…
  • Sep 22

    Finding and Effectively Using an Expert Witne

    Finding and Effectively Using an Expert Witne
    In the summer of 2016, author Simek had the pleasure of joining a Pennsylvania Bar Association panel comprised of both testifying experts and judges to explore how to find and effectively use a good expert. It seemed to author Nelson, sitting…
  • Sep 21

    Cloud Computing: It’s All Good – or Mostly Good

    Cloud Computing: It’s All Good – or Mostly Good
    A ZDNet article entitled Cloud computing: Four reasons why companies are choosing public over private or hybrid clouds makes a case for the value of the public cloud. The reasons: Innovation comes as standard with the public cloud Flexibility…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
Rank this Week: 135

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Sep 23

    "Law and Neuroscience: What, Why and Where to Begin"

    "Law and Neuroscience: What, Why and Where to Begin"
    Via the folks at Vanderbilt: The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience is pleased to announce the release of a new product, Law and Neuroscience: What, Why and Where to Begin. This brief, important tool will help…
  • Sep 20

    "Perceiving Law"

    "Perceiving Law"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Perceiving Law" CHRISTIAN TURNER, University of Georgia Law School The more we examine what is behind our most difficult legal questions, the more puzzling it can seem that we continue both to disagree strongly…
  • Sep 18

    Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences Fellowship Application

    Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences Fellowship Application
    Via here: The Goal: This fellowship is intended for people who want an academic or policy career working on legal and social issues arising from advances in the biosciences, with a particular emphasis on neuroscience, genetics, or stem cell…
Rank this Week: 240

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/
  • Sep 23

    Planning: Mid-Atlantic Works-in-Progress Retreat Opportunity for Health Law Scholar

    Planning: Mid-Atlantic Works-in-Progress Retreat Opportunity for Health Law Scholar
    Professor Carl H. Coleman at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey, sent us advance news about a works-in-progress retreat scheduled for February 10, 2017. Professor Coleman explained: Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health &…
  • Sep 22

    Smarter Driving Technology Makes for Safer Drivers and Safer Drive

    Smarter Driving Technology Makes for Safer Drivers and Safer Drive
    Ok, ok, I know I've blogged several times about self-driving cars and how I can't wait to try one. I know they are being extensively tested. But in the meantime, it looks like I don't have to wait for a...
  • Sep 22

    Inspiring Conversations about Aging -- a Florida Example

    Inspiring Conversations about Aging -- a Florida Example
    Karen Miller, a lawyer and former administrative law judge from New York who has become a very good friend, recently shared with me reports about a long-time project of hers, to inspire direct dialogue between generations about aging. As…
Rank this Week: 183

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: 191

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 22

    Beauty, Healing, and Forty Years on the Selway

    Beauty, Healing, and Forty Years on the Selway
    Storytime by the fire -- photo by Brant Miller Although my body is in desperate need of some reasoning skills, my brain is several hundred miles away, thinking about a criminal trial in Portland, Oregon. In that Oregon courtroom, seven...
  • Sep 22

    Schaffzin on Property Law, Blight, and Clinical Legal Education

    Schaffzin on Property Law, Blight, and Clinical Legal Education
    Daniel Schaffzin (Memphis) has posted (B)Light at the End of the Tunnel? How a City's Need to Fight Vacant and Abandoned Properties Gave Rise to a Law School Clinic Like No Other (Washington Journal of Law & Policy) on SSRN....
  • Sep 17

    Bradshaw on the Property Rights of Animal

    Bradshaw on the Property Rights of Animal
    Karen Bradshaw (Arizona State) has posted Property Rights for Animals on SSRN. Here's the abstract: What if animals could own property? This Article presents a thought experiment of extending our anthropocentric property regime to animals.…
Rank this Week: 96

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Sep 22

    In a Case with Blockbuster Potential, Detroit School Children Assert a Federal Constitutional Right to Literacy

    In a Case with Blockbuster Potential, Detroit School Children Assert a Federal Constitutional Right to Literacy
    University of Illinois dean and law professor Vikram David Amar takes an early look at Gary B. v. Snyder, a case recently filed in federal district court that addresses a child’s fundamental right to literacy. Amar explains how the…
  • Sep 21

    Good Economic News Is Good for Clinton and Bad for Trump

    Good Economic News Is Good for Clinton and Bad for Trump
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan revisits Donald Trump’s proposed economic policies in his latest column. Buchanan summarizes these policies and explains why they are counterintuitive to the reality of…
  • Sep 20

    The Future of the Supreme Court, Regardless of Who Wins the Election

    The Future of the Supreme Court, Regardless of Who Wins the Election
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf explains what can be deduced about the Supreme Court's future, even before the 2016 US presidential election. Dorf references the role that the Court plays in American public life while also…
Rank this Week: 1225

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 22

    Security Council Adopts Resolution 2309 on Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Act

    Security Council Adopts Resolution 2309 on Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Act
    The global aviation system is of vital importance to economic development and prosperity, and all States must strengthen, both individually and collectively, aviation security measures, in order to secure a stable and peaceful global…
  • Sep 22

    Professor Anastasia Telesetsky Promoted at University of Idaho College of Law

    Professor Anastasia Telesetsky Promoted at University of Idaho College of Law
    The University of Idaho College of Law announced the promotion of Professor Anastasia Telesetsky to Professor of Law. She holds a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and an LL.M. from the University of British Columbia. She…
  • Sep 22

    Ethiopia Warns of Negative Impacts of Social Media

    Ethiopia Warns of Negative Impacts of Social Media
    As much as social media offers a digital platform to improve exchange of information and enhance popular participation, its attendant negative impacts simply cannot be ignored, Hailemariam Dessalegn, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, told the…
Rank this Week: 173

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 22

    Judge Slaps FEC for Erroneous Analysis of Political Committee

    Judge Slaps FEC for Erroneous Analysis of Political Committee
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Christopher R. Cooper (D.D.C.) ruled earlier this week that the controlling members of the FEC applied the wrong legal analysis in concluding that two groups were not "political…
  • Sep 21

    Tenther States Claim Sovereign Right Not to Pay Employees Overtime

    Tenther States Claim Sovereign Right Not to Pay Employees Overtime
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Twenty-one states, led by Texas, sued the federal government this week over the Labor Department's new overtime rule. The complaint, which argues that the rule violates the Tenth Amendment and…
  • Sep 21

    District Court Orders Texas to Halt its Nonsense Over Voter ID

    District Court Orders Texas to Halt its Nonsense Over Voter ID
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School After the Fifth Circuit ruled this summer that Texas's voter ID law violated the Voting Rights Act, and after a district court ordered the state to educate voters on voting requirements in light...
Rank this Week: 89

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Sep 22

    No Suspicion When African American Man Tries to Avoid Police Encounter, Mass SCJ Rule

    No Suspicion When African American Man Tries to Avoid Police Encounter, Mass SCJ Rule
    On Tuesday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a unanimous ruling granting a motion to suppress and throwing out the conviction of Jimmy Warren, an African-American male. According to the court, the underlying investigatory stop…
  • Sep 21

    Lecture Series on Human Rights Continues at Columbia Law

    Lecture Series on Human Rights Continues at Columbia Law
    Nearly one year ago , Columbia Law School resumed a lecture series that engages members of the federal judiciary in discussion of human rights and humanitarian law. The series is sponsored by Columbia's Human Rights Institute and NYU Law's…
  • Sep 20

    Human Right to Transportation

    Human Right to Transportation
    Last year, the UMass Law faculty approved the creation of a Human Rights at Home Clinic. The clinic will open this coming spring semester. Over the course of the past 18 months, myself and two colleagues (one from the Nursing...
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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Sep 22

    Wellness Programs & The ADA

    Wellness Programs & The ADA
    A recent federal lawsuit brought by the EEOC looks at the extent to which a company's wellness program falls within the insurance safe harbor provision of the ADA. A federal district court in Wisconsin rejected the employer's motion for…
  • Sep 21

    Bisom-Rapp on lifetime disadvantage for working women

    Bisom-Rapp on lifetime disadvantage for working women
    Congratulations to our friend Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson) whose book (with Malcolm Sargeant, Middlesex Univ., London), Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Work Force is available to pre-order from Cambridge…
  • Sep 20

    Co-Authoring with Non-American Profs & Practitioner

    Co-Authoring with Non-American Profs & Practitioner
    I just uploaded my most recent article, Transnational Employment Trends in Four Pacific Rim Countries, 34 UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal ___ (forthcoming 2017) (co-authored with Lia Alizia, Masako Banno, Maria Jockel, Melissa Pang, and…
Rank this Week: 20

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Advertising question of the day

    Advertising question of the day
    Does the following pose any advertising issues?  Does it matter whether the business sells non-organic food?Thanks to James Grimmelmann for the photo.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Sep 22

    "unique" and "innovative" are puffery

    "unique" and "innovative" are puffery
    LoggerHead Tools, LLC v. Sears Holdings Corp., 2016 WL 5080028, No. 12-cv-9033 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 20, 2016)LoggerHead sued Sears under the Lanham Act and Illinois state law for false advertising; the court granted summary judgment to…
  • Sep 21

    How does race affect copyrightable expression?

    How does race affect copyrightable expression?
    Fulks v. Knowles-Carter, No. 16-Civ-4278 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 12, 2016), contains an interesting bit about race and copyrightable expression:[P]laintiff argues that the “race of the characters in the [Film] is irrelevant to the total concept…
Rank this Week: 70

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 22

    Re-Engaging on an ISIL AUMF

    Re-Engaging on an ISIL AUMF
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein In the past few weeks, Jack Goldsmith and Matt Waxman on the one hand, and Marty Lederman on the other, have restarted a discussion about the significance of Congress’ ongoing failure to enact…
  • Sep 20

    Haiti Cholera Update

    Haiti Cholera Update
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon Today, on the opening of the GA, and in his final such speech as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon indicated that a compensation package for victims of Cholera is forthcoming. Speaking in French (original here),…
  • Sep 20

    International Law Weekend 2016

    International Law Weekend 2016
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen International Law Weekend, the annual conference of the American Branch of the International Law Association is fast approaching. See the following notice from ABILA: International Law Weekend 2016 Registration…
Rank this Week: 57

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 22

    Buccafusco @cjbuccafusco and Sprigman @CJSprigman on the Empirical Testing of IP Law's Foundation

    Buccafusco @cjbuccafusco and Sprigman @CJSprigman on the Empirical Testing of IP Law's Foundation
    Christopher Buccafusco, Cardozo Law School, and Christopher Jon Sprigman, New York University School of Law, are publishing Experiments in Intellectual Property in 2 Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (Peter…
  • Sep 22

    King on the Right of Publicity for Tattoo Copyright

    King on the Right of Publicity for Tattoo Copyright
    Yolanda King, Northern Illinois University College of Law, is publishing The Right-of-Publicity Challenges for Tattoo Copyrights in volume 16 of the Nevada Law Journal (Spring 2016). Here is the abstract. This Article is the third and final…
  • Sep 22

    McGettigan on Lukianoff's "Unlearning Liberty"

    McGettigan on Lukianoff's "Unlearning Liberty"
    Timothy McGettigan, Colorado State University, Pueblo, has published Survival of the Fittest Ideas: The Enduring Importance of Free Speech on Campus. Here is the abstract. In Unlearning Liberty (2012 - Encounter Books), Greg Lukianoff has…
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Sep 22

    Clinton v. Trump Foundations Under the Tax Law (CNN Op Ed)

    Clinton v. Trump Foundations Under the Tax Law (CNN Op Ed)
    I just wrote this CNN Op Ed comparing the two foundations. It begins: Journalists and commentators across the political spectrum have subjected both the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Donald J. Trump Foundation to a…
  • Sep 22

    Fei, Hines, Horwitz: Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?

    Fei, Hines, Horwitz: Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?
    Fan Fei (Michigan), James R. Hines Jr. (Michigan), and Jill R. Horwitz (UCLA) have published Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?, 94 Journal of Urban Economics 109 (2016). This is a significantly revised version of the paper with the…
  • Sep 15

    Chicago-Kent Law Review Publishes Symposium: Nonprofit Oversight Under Siege

    Chicago-Kent Law Review Publishes Symposium: Nonprofit Oversight Under Siege
    The Chicago-Kent Law Review has posted its Symposium Issue on Nonprofit Oversight Under Siege: Introduction Dana Brakman Reiser, Brooklyn Law School 91 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 843 (2016). Exile to Main Street: The I.R.S.’s Diminished Role in…
Rank this Week: 217

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Sep 21

    Poll Shows State’s Presidential Race Is Tight, So Where’s the Hot Campaigning?

    Poll Shows State’s Presidential Race Is Tight, So Where’s the Hot Campaigning?
    A new round of results from the Marquette Law School Poll, released on Tuesday, provided food for thought about one of the many curious aspects of this year’s presidential election. The spotlighted finding of the poll was that the…
  • Sep 18

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam
    Somewhat lost amidst the wall-to-wall media coverage of the Clinton and Trump campaigns, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal prisoners on August 30. This builds on what has quietly become one of Obama’s most…
  • Sep 16

    Marquette Law School Poll Reveals Public Perceptions Of Water-Related Issue

    Marquette Law School Poll Reveals Public Perceptions Of Water-Related Issue
    Public perceptions of environmental risk have long been controversial when used as a tool to help set public policy.  Many scholars have argued that there is a fundamental “mismatch”[1] between “notoriously…
Rank this Week: 868

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 21

    The Economist's Schumpeter tackles the happiness fad

    The Economist's Schumpeter tackles the happiness fad
    The Economist's Schumpeter column this week takes on a recurring fad: Lord Percy of Newcastle, Britain’s minister of education in 1924-29, was no fan of the fad for happy-clappy “progressive”... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Sep 21

    Will a Caremark claim lie in Wells Fargo?

    Will a Caremark claim lie in Wells Fargo?
    Christine Hunt suspects not. I concur. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 21

    Wooldridge on superstar companies--The role of regulation

    Wooldridge on superstar companies--The role of regulation
    Very interesting special report in last week's Economist on the growth of superstar companies--especially in tech--that dominate their sectors. In the lead article, Adrian Wooldridge observes that: A... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 106

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/
Rank this Week: 41

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 20

    Public companies see gold in California

    Public companies see gold in California
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, Sept. 20, 2016 The five biggest companies in the United States by market value are all technology companies — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — three of them…
  • Sep 20

    Death-penalty justice depends on where we live

    Death-penalty justice depends on where we live
    Franklin Zimring quoted by Bakersfield.com, Sept. 20, 2016 As University of California Berkeley law professor Franklin Zimring observes, the determining factor for seeking the death penalty is not homicide rates or demographics, but…
  • Sep 20

    Clawbacks often leave out the clawing

    Clawbacks often leave out the clawing
    Steven Davidoff Solomon quoted by Marketplace, Sept. 20, 2016 Since the financial crisis, said Davidoff Solomon, companies have added other reasons for clawing back money, “failure to supervise, bad faith, negligent in your…
Rank this Week: 248

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/
  • Sep 20

    The Bully in the Debate

    The Bully in the Debate
    People keep saying that Hilary will destroy Donald in debate. But I’m concerned. I’m bothered by the memory of one exchange between Bush and Gore in one of the presidential debates in 2000. When Gore confronted Bush with the math…
  • Sep 13

    Democracy and Compromise

    Democracy and Compromise
    Since Obama’s election, congressional Republicans and their Tea Party challengers made Obama’s defeat their overriding goal, and when they couldn’t do that, they did everything they could to make him seem like a total…
  • Sep 12

    Moyers on Plutocracy in America

    Moyers on Plutocracy in America
    Here’s a link to Bill Moyers, “Shadows of Plutocracy darken over our Democracy in this Election,” , http://www.juancole.com/2016/09/plutocracy-democracy-election.html. He puts, marvelously, the warning many of us…
Rank this Week: 1400

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 229

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

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

    New Essay: ‘Writing Tenure Review Letters’

    New Essay: ‘Writing Tenure Review Letters’
    I’m pleased to announce the publication of a new essay, Writing Tenure Review Letters, 19 Green Bag 2d 357 (2016). The essay abstract: Tenure review letters are a crucial part of the tenure process, but academic communities don’t…
  • Sep 15

    PROJECT COMPLETE: I’ve Finished Selling My Mom’s Real Estate Portfolio

    PROJECT COMPLETE: I’ve Finished Selling My Mom’s Real Estate Portfolio
    In addition to the emotional consequences, my mom’s death in April 2015 put a big workload onto my plate–including managing and liquidating her portfolio of 15 real estate properties. That has proven to be one of the most…
  • May 17

    Selling Real Estate? Some Suggested Interview Questions For Prospective Brokers (LinkedIn Cross-Post)

    Selling Real Estate? Some Suggested Interview Questions For Prospective Brokers (LinkedIn Cross-Post)
    My mom was a real estate investor, and after her death I assumed responsibility for a portfolio of 15 real estate properties to manage and sell. This is the first of a series of posts where I’ll share some lessons...
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Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Sep 20

    Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?

    Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?
    A 51 year old woman has filed a human rights complaint alleging age discrimination after she was unsuccessful in a job competition to become a police officer, the Toronto Star reports. This is an interesting one.  My employment law…
  • Sep 9

    Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM

    Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM
    It’s getting harder and harder to find full time academic jobs, but my School at York has just posted for two tenure-stream Assistant Professor jobs. Here are the postings on the York University jobs board. The job ad specifies that we…
  • Sep 6

    Guest Blog: Craig Bavis on Damages in Labour Charter Litigation

    Guest Blog: Craig Bavis on Damages in Labour Charter Litigation
    The first post of the new school year is a Guest Blog by labour lawyer Craig Bavis, a partner at my old law firm Victory Square Law Office in Vancouver.  Craig is also one of our star alumni from the Osgoode Hall Law School Masters of…
Rank this Week: 420

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/
  • Sep 19

    Hillary Clinton is the Change Candidate

    Hillary Clinton is the Change Candidate
    From the New York Times to PBS, the media proclaims that Donald Trump is not stable, but he is the change candidate, and Hillary Clinton is not. In other words, she just stands for four more years of Obama. In one sense this is true. It will…
  • Sep 14

    The Movement for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice

    The Movement for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice
    Elizabeth Catlett, Black Unity (1968) At the blog of the African American Intellectual History Society, Clarence Lang explains why “[f]raming symbols and discourses—rendered in the form of images, platforms and demands—are…
  • Sep 13

    Alain Locke: Critical Pragmatist, Cultural Pluralist, and “Father of the Harlem Renaissance”

    Alain Locke: Critical Pragmatist, Cultural Pluralist, and “Father of the Harlem Renaissance”
    Painting by Betsy Graves Reyneau Today is the birthday of the philosopher, Alain Locke: “Alain LeRoy Locke (September 13, 1885 – June 9, 1954) was an American writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts. Distinguished as…
Rank this Week: 337

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Sep 19

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance
    With today's announcement, the US Department of Transportation is enthusiastically embracing automated driving -- It's saying that self-driving vehicles are coming in some form (or many forms) and that the agency can play a role not only in…
  • Sep 9

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review
    On August 30, 2016, the Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 9,430,468, titled; “Online peer review and method.” The owner of this patent is none other than Elsevier, the giant academic publisher. When it first applied for the…
  • Sep 6

    Michigan's Automated Driving Bill

    Michigan's Automated Driving Bill
    Michigan's Senate will soon consider, and I'm told will likely pass, several bills related to automated driving. SB 995, 996, 997, and 998 are now out of committee, and SB 927 and 928 are not far behind. These bills seem to be a mixed bag.…
Rank this Week: 371

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.
    In today's Financial Times piece:If one employee offends against a bank’s vision and values, it is [his or her] fault. If 5,300 do, it is the bank’s. Wells Fargo has proved that its culture is a hopeless safeguard to anything. The…
  • Sep 14

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.
    And here's why.
  • Aug 10

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.
    Here.  For those of us who have lived through depression, it's hard to explain to those who haven't.  Thanks to folks like Stephen Fry, the Bloggess, and Hyperbole and a Half, it's possible to get an inkling of this particular…
Rank this Week: 309

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/
  • Sep 18

    Bradt and Rave on The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation

    Bradt and Rave on The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation
    Professors Andrew Bradt (UC Berkeley Law) and D. Theodore Rave (U. Houston Law) have posted to SSRN their article, The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation, Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: In…
  • Sep 2

    Inside the Agency Class Action

    Inside the Agency Class Action
    Adam Zimmerman of Loyola and Michael Sant'Ambrogio of Michigan State have just posted on SSRN a draft of their new article, Inside the Agency Class Action, forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal. Here is the abstract: Federal agencies in the...
  • Aug 16

    Repeat Players in Multidistrict Litigation

    Repeat Players in Multidistrict Litigation
    As our readers surely know, despite its bulky name, multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) is in the news constantly: litigation over Volkswagen's defeat device, GM’s ignition defect, Toyota’s sudden acceleration, asbestos, and medical…
Rank this Week: 276

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

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

    A Little More on Climate and the Food Supply

    A Little More on Climate and the Food Supply
    A recent post discussed the effect of climate change on the food supply. I now have a little more information.I start with the table from Lobell et. al. 2011 which I showed in my previous post:The issue was the effect on food supply, so it…
  • Sep 10

    Future Climate and the Food Supply

    Future Climate and the Food Supply
    I recently had an experience both rare and pleasant, a civil and informative argument about climate on FaceBook. It was started byOne of the commenters, although not prepared to defend the hysterical tone of the posted piece, was willing to…
  • Aug 20

    Two Maps I Would Like to See

    Two Maps I Would Like to See
    Suppose you are planning to move–across town or across the country. One consideration in deciding exactly where to move to is the price of housing. With a little effort, you can probably find average house prices in different cities you…
Rank this Week: 1137

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: 4082

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Sep 16

    Looking Beyond the Trends: Whose Our Curriculum Really For?

    Looking Beyond the Trends: Whose Our Curriculum Really For?
    Just catching up on my summer reading and I came across a short piece titled, “My Best Marketing Advice for Lawyers,” by John H. Fisher, Esq.  In the article, Attorney Fisher responds to an inquiry for his best marketing…
  • Sep 9

    Expanding the Curriculum to Build Better Lawyer

    Expanding the Curriculum to Build Better Lawyer
    Just finished reading a fascinating piece in the Journal of Legal Education by Pamela Bucy Pierson, Bainbridge Mims Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law.  Her article, Economics, EQ, and Finance: The Next Frontier…
  • Sep 6

    The Cost of Traditional Legal Textbooks . . . and Alternative

    The Cost of Traditional Legal Textbooks . . . and Alternative
    As the semester starts, 1Ls face a shock as their basic required textbooks cost over $200 apiece. Publishers have realized how the used textbook market cuts into profits and have decreased the number of years between editions. These prices…
Rank this Week: 912

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Sep 16

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L
    Con-way and R+L compete in the freight business. XPO bought Con-way, and the acquisition sparked apparently non-speculative concerns that some Con-way employees would be laid off (which layoffs did indeed ensue, e.g., 1, 2). Before any…
  • Sep 15

    Ninth Circuit Sends Uber Driver Claims to Arbitration

    Ninth Circuit Sends Uber Driver Claims to Arbitration
    This is a consolidated lawsuit brought by Uber drivers asserting FCRA and employee misclassification claims. Both named drivers were terminated after negative information surfaced in their credit report. Both drivers agreed to a 2013 version…
  • Sep 14

    Avvo’s Attorney Profile Pages Don’t Violate Publicity Rights–Vrdolyak v. Avvo

    Avvo’s Attorney Profile Pages Don’t Violate Publicity Rights–Vrdolyak v. Avvo
    Publicity right laws often prohibit the use of third parties’ names (or other aspects of their personalities) “for commercial purposes.” So what’s a “commercial purpose”? Fuck if I know. We might make the…
Rank this Week: 105

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/
  • Sep 14

    The Movement for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice

    The Movement for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice
    Elizabeth Catlett, Black Unity (1968)At the blogof the African American Intellectual History Society, Clarence Lang explains why“[f]raming symbols and discourses—rendered in the form of images, platforms and demands—are the…
  • Sep 13

    Alain Locke: Critical Pragmatist, Cultural Pluralist, and “Father of the Harlem Renaissance”

    Alain Locke: Critical Pragmatist, Cultural Pluralist, and “Father of the Harlem Renaissance”
    Painting by Betsy Graves Reyneau Today is the birthday of the philosopher, Alain Locke: “Alain LeRoy Locke (September 13, 1885 – June 9, 1954) was an American writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts.…
  • Sep 12

    Steve Biko: 18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977

    Steve Biko: 18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977
    Steve (Stephen Bantu) Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977), “leader of the South African Students’ Organisation (SASO) and pioneer of the Black Consciousness philosophy, died in police custody at the age of thirty.…
Rank this Week: 506

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

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

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Sep 14

    ABC Conjures Up New Magic Drama For Fall

    ABC Conjures Up New Magic Drama For Fall
    Producer Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero ("Blindspot"), and magician David Kwong are teaming up for a new ABC drama, "Deception," which will feature a magician who needs to redeem his faltering career after it's "ruined by…
  • Aug 23

    A Discussion of Ghosts, the Paranormal, and the Afterlife, WIth Bill Nye

    A Discussion of Ghosts, the Paranormal, and the Afterlife, WIth Bill Nye
    Bill Nye on ghosts and the afterlife, here, from BigThink.
  • Jul 17

    Does This Photo Show a Ghost?

    Does This Photo Show a Ghost?
    Seeker presents an image that has gone viral and that some believe shows a spirit leaving the body of an accident victim as he dies. The writer notes that the victim hadn't yet died when the image was taken (thus...
Rank this Week: 1328

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    NJICLE Kickoff Classic

    NJICLE Kickoff Classic
    I am honored to be speaking at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education's upcoming "Kickoff Classic" on September 24. The classic will focus on sports law controversies and CLE credit will be available. This link has the key…
  • Sep 3

    Third-Party Funding for Future PASPA Challenges?

    Third-Party Funding for Future PASPA Challenges?
    In an article penned for Deadspin earlier this week, I laid out an accelerated timeline for legalizing sports betting nationally. The most accelerated path, as I explained in the piece, would be through future court challenges lodged by…
  • Aug 30

    Colin Kaepernick

    Colin Kaepernick
    I do not have much to say about NFL (non-starting) quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to not stand for the national anthem, since those who read this space know that I support his right to do this, without equivocation. I am heartened…
Rank this Week: 443

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/
  • Sep 12

    Some Additional Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision

    Some Additional Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision
    I agree with my colleague Prof. Podgor that DOJ made the "right decision" to drop the prosecution of former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell. Under the narrow definition of "official act" given by the Supreme Court a…
  • Sep 8

    Declining to Re-Prosecute McDonnell - The Right Decision

    Declining to Re-Prosecute McDonnell - The Right Decision
    As noted here by Solomon Wisenberg, DOJ moved to remand the case against Robert F. McDonnell to the district court in order to dismiss the indictment with prejudice. Many in the media have reported about this dismissal (e.g., Washington…
  • Sep 8

    Breaking News: DOJ Abandons McDonnell Prosecution Effort

    Breaking News: DOJ Abandons McDonnell Prosecution Effort
    It's now official. Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife Maureen will not be retried and all charges are to be dropped. The Washington Post has the story here. It is unclear whether Main Justice overruled the EDVA or...
Rank this Week: 46

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam
    Somewhat lost in the run-up to Labor Day weekend and wall-to-wall media coverage of the Clinton and Trump campaigns, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal prisoners on August 30. This builds on what has quietly become…
  • Jul 16

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret
    In the Marquette Law School Poll conducted earlier this month, fifty-nine percent of registered Wisconsin voters agreed that marijuana “should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol.” Only thirty-nine percent disagreed.…
  • Jul 7

    Please Support Clemency Petition of Adam Clausen

    Please Support Clemency Petition of Adam Clausen
    With a wonderful group of Marquette law students, I have been working this year to help about a dozen federal prisoners apply for clemency (sentence reduction) from President Obama. All but one are applying through Clemency Project 2014 as…
Rank this Week: 1581

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 167

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Sep 8

    Senate Ron Wyden's Proposal on Roth IRA

    Senate Ron Wyden's Proposal on Roth IRA
    Senator Wyden (D-Oregon) has been interested in reforming retirement account tax treatment for some time. Back in the fall of 2014, he and Senator Orrin Hatch held hearings on the need for retirement account reform, focused on the idea…
  • Aug 7

    More on Trump's Tax Return

    More on Trump's Tax Return
    Today's New York Times Op-Ed by Mitchel Zuckoff (a journalism prof at Boston University), titled "Why We Ask to See Tax Returns" (Aug. 6, 2016), at A19, goes beyond my list of reasons taxpaying voters may learn items of interest...
  • Aug 5

    Chamber of Commerce Sues Treasury on Inversion Reg

    Chamber of Commerce Sues Treasury on Inversion Reg
    Back in April, the Chamber of commerce suggested that it might sue the Treasury Department for violating the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) over the new inversion regs that were issued in April (T.D. 9761, REG-135734-14). See Fortune…
Rank this Week: 421