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nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
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WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

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

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Jul 26

    Google Scholar releases 2016 journal rankings, controversy ensue

    Google Scholar releases 2016 journal rankings, controversy ensue
    On July 14, Google released the 2016 version of its Google Scholar rankings of journals. Bryce C. Newell collected the rankings for flagship law reviews in a post on Prawfsblawg. Brian Leiter colorfully refers to the rankings as "BS,"…
  • Apr 23

    Clinical legal education survey result

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

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015 with Specialty Journal

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015 with Specialty Journal
    Last week I posted my annual law review ranking for main law reviews based on Google Scholar Metrics. Google produces a ranking of journals based on the number of citations to recent articles in Google Scholar. This is an important complement…
Rank this Week: 4744

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/
  • Jul 26

    "Nudges That Fail"

    "Nudges That Fail"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Nudges That Fail" CASS R. SUNSTEIN, Harvard Law School Why are some nudges ineffective, or at least less effective than choice architects hope and expect? Focusing primarily on default rules, this essay emphasizes…
  • Jul 26

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): College Professors Are Using Smart Drugs to Grade Your Crappy Essays, Vice In The Popular Press: Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions, New York Times Why Emotional Abuse in Childhood May…
  • Jul 22

    The potential neuroscience of Achilles’ impairment (Mihailov)

    The potential neuroscience of Achilles’ impairment (Mihailov)
    There is influential neuroscientific data which shows that that the level of neural activity in cognitive brain areas (the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and inferior parietal lobe) correlate positively with the characteristically…
Rank this Week: 239

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/
  • Jul 26

    Public matching funding of election campaigns is crucial

    Public matching funding of election campaigns is crucial
    This is the fourth in a series on Money in Politics. We’ve looked at the way that our present system of campaign finance results in our being fleeced by businesses that use laws and regulations to protect them from competition and…
  • Jul 19

    This Republican campaign could use both humility and perspective

    This Republican campaign could use both humility and perspective
    Juan Cole’s post putting the contributions of Europeans and European-Americans in historical and worldwide perspective is well worth reading, http://www.juancole.com/2016/07/stephen-people-civilization.html. I always thought humility…
  • Jul 19

    Proposed Amendments to Overcome Citizens United

    Proposed Amendments to Overcome Citizens United
    This is the third in a series on Money in Politics. Last time we discussed the difficulty of getting the Court to overrule Citizens United. Because of that, several constitutional amendments have been proposed as joint resolutions and…
Rank this Week: 1398

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/
  • Jul 26

    Kuo and Means on Collective Coercion

    Kuo and Means on Collective Coercion
    My wonderful South Carolina colleagues Susan Kuo and Ben Means have just posted their article Collective Coercion on SSRN, which will appear in the Boston College Law Review. The discussion of Friedrichs may be the most relevant part of…
  • Jul 25

    O'Brien on Whether Class-Action Waivers Violate the NLRA

    O'Brien on Whether Class-Action Waivers Violate the NLRA
    Christine O'Brien (Boston College - Management) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming 19 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. ___) Will the Supreme Court Agree with the NLRB that Pre-Dispute Employment Arbitration Provisions Containing Class and…
  • Jul 23

    Suja Thomas on the Broken Jury System

    Suja Thomas on the Broken Jury System
    Congratulations to Suja Thomas (Illinois) on the publication of her new book, The Missing American Jury (Cambridge 2016). This is an important work from a leading scholar in the area. As we are all well aware, very few employment cases...
Rank this Week: 20

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jul 26

    Explaining the State's Latest Filing in the Adnan Syed Appeal

    Explaining the State's Latest Filing in the Adnan Syed Appeal
    As reported by Justin Fenton reported yesterday, Maryland's attorney general intends to fight the ruling that granted a new trial for "Serial" podcast subject Adnan Syed, according to a document filed last week in the case. The…
  • Jul 21

    Stealing Thunder: Ohler v. United States & Last Week's Undisclosed Addendum

    Stealing Thunder: Ohler v. United States & Last Week's Undisclosed Addendum
    In last week's Addendum episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, I mentioned the Supreme Court's opinion in Ohler v. United States, 529 U.S. 753 (2000), which creates a sort-of Hobson's Choice for defense counsel. So, what's the significance of…
  • Jul 19

    When in Rome: Our Trip to Rome, Batson Claims, and the More Perfect Podcast

    When in Rome: Our Trip to Rome, Batson Claims, and the More Perfect Podcast
    Last night, we premiered the second episode of our second season of the Undisclosed Podcast: "In Situ," which is Latin for "on site" or "in position." It was about the trip that Susan, Rabia, and I took to Rome,…
Rank this Week: 308

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Jul 26

    People Unfazed by All-Gender Restroom at DNC

    People Unfazed by All-Gender Restroom at DNC
    People Were Unfazed by This All-Gender Restroom at the Democratic Convention Hundreds of men and women shared a big, busy “all-gender restroom” at the Democratic National Convention on Monday — and were seemingly unfazed by the…
  • Jul 25

    Study Finds Men More Likely to Cite Their Own Science Paper

    Study Finds Men More Likely to Cite Their Own Science Paper
    Study Finds Men are More Likely to Cite Their Own Science Papers Why? Is it confidence? production? specialization? A new study led by sociologists at Stanford University and uploaded to the Arxiv preprint server shows that, since the 18th…
  • Jul 25

    Making A Big Deal of the Gender Reveal

    Making A Big Deal of the Gender Reveal
    Jamie R. Abrams joins us as a guest blogger for July. She is a professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law where she teaches Torts, Family Law, Women & Law, and Legislation. “Gender reveal” parties are a...<img…
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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: 396

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/
  • Jul 26

    Payday Lending Regulation: The Substitution Effect?

    Payday Lending Regulation: The Substitution Effect?
    A common argument made against regulating small dollar credit products like payday loans is that regulation does nothing to address demand for credit, so consumers will simply substitute their consumption from payday loans to other products:…
  • Jul 18

    The Big 1-0

    The Big 1-0
    Today is the tenth anniversary of the launch of Credit Slips. We started the blog in the middle of a big research project as an exercise in team building We also thought the blog might be a place where we...
  • Jul 15

    GM & Ignition Switche

    GM &amp; Ignition Switche
    My take on the Second Circuit's opinion – which Levitin has also written about (and I agree with him that the used car analysis is a bit "off") – is over on Dealb%k. In short, I think that GM mostly...
Rank this Week: 76

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 312

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jul 26

    Canada’s National Digitization Plan Leaves Virtual Shelves Empty

    Canada’s National Digitization Plan Leaves Virtual Shelves Empty
    Imagine going to your local library in search of Canadian books. You wander through the stacks but are surprised to find most shelves barren with the exception of books that are over a hundred years old. This sounds more like an abandoned…
  • Jul 26

    Why Canada’s National Digitization Plan Falls Short

    Why Canada’s National Digitization Plan Falls Short
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 25, 2016 as Ottawa Should Commit to Digitizing Canadian Heritage Imagine going to your local library in search of Canadian books. You wander through the stacks but are surprised to find most shelves barren…
  • Jul 18

    Pokémon Go Craze Brings New “Augmented Reality” Legal Issues Into Light

    Pokémon Go Craze Brings New “Augmented Reality” Legal Issues Into Light
    Unless you’ve been offline or focused on a distorted national anthem rendition for the past week, you know that Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm with millions of people wandering around searching for virtual Pokémon…
Rank this Week: 43

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 57

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Incentivizing creativity through suffering?

    Incentivizing creativity through suffering?
    Ana Swanson at the Washington Post reports on a study that appears to connect unhappiness with greater creativity.  If we care about incentivizing creative output, should we therefore deliberately torment artists? Borowiecki’s…
  • Jul 26

    Reading list: the First Amendment and the FDA

    Reading list: the First Amendment and the FDA
    Christopher Robertson, A Trojan Horse? How Expansion of the First Amendment Threatens Much More than the Regulation of Off-Label Drugs, forthcoming, __ Ohio State Law Journal __ (2017)Abstract: Scholars, advocates, and courts have begun to…
  • Jul 26

    Failure to do anything to show damages leads to fee award in false advertising case

    Failure to do anything to show damages leads to fee award in false advertising case
    Gravelle v. Kaba Ilco Corp., No.13-CV-642, 2016 WL 3920208 (E.D.N.C. Jul. 15, 2016)Bringing false advertising claims isn’t risk free for the plaintiff. Not only may the defendant scrutinize the plaintiff’s own advertising for…
Rank this Week: 70

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 26

    Technology for Accountability Lab MOOC

    Technology for Accountability Lab MOOC
      The Program on Liberation Technology (LibTech) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law together with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) are proud to launch a free massive open online…
  • Jul 25

    También de este lado hay sueño

    También de este lado hay sueño
    With the arrival of the Democratic National Convention, protesters have converged on Philadelphia.  At least for the moment, the historic selection of the first female presidential candidate in U.S. history seems to have been…
  • Jul 23

    You go, ‘Grrls!

    You go, ‘Grrls!
    Here is our final round of updates! Each year at IntLawGrrls, we like to take the opportunity to celebrate the numerous achievements of our contributors. Below, we’ve provided a most impressive list of awards, new jobs, publications,…
Rank this Week: 40

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: 228

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 25

    Job Opening in San Diego

    Job Opening in San Diego
    California Western School of Law in San Diego is seeking to hire an Assistant Director of Academic Support. Click here for details. (mew)
  • Jul 19

    Registration Open for CSLSA Conference

    Registration Open for CSLSA Conference
    Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24& at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Law…
  • Jul 17

    In Memoriam: Professor Stephen Zamora

    In Memoriam: Professor Stephen Zamora
    The international law community is saddened by the recent passing of Professor Stephen Zamora, from the University of Houston Law Center. Professor Stephen Zamora was a pioneer of scholarship on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)…
Rank this Week: 173

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/
  • Jul 25

    Job Opening in San Diego

    Job Opening in San Diego
    California Western School of Law (CWSL) invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Academic Support. Summary Description: Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, the Assistant Director…
  • Jul 22

    LWI Conference Guest Post: Two Minutes for Professional Status in Legal Writing

    LWI Conference Guest Post: Two Minutes for Professional Status in Legal Writing
    Please welcome a guest post from Stetson's Kirsten Davis, reflecting on last week's wonderful LWI Biennial Conference in Portland! From Kirsten: Two Minutes for Professional Status in Legal Writing I had the great pleasure of speaking on what…
  • Jul 19

    A Word That Only Lawyers and Judges Could Love: Defalcation

    A Word That Only Lawyers and Judges Could Love: Defalcation
    "Defalcation" is "a word that only lawyers and judges could love," according to a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In re Jahrling, No. 15-2252, Slip Op. at 5 (7th Cir. Mar. 18,…
Rank this Week: 155

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    Another brick in place

    Another brick in place
    I seem to have completed a draft of chapter 7 of my literature book, concerning Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now.  Here is the layout so far:PART 1: WHY THE SUPER-RICH, AND WHY LITERATURE?1. Introduction2. The Mapmaker’s…
  • Jul 24

    The Hungry Tiger

    The Hungry Tiger
    I once (as an adult) read The Wizard of Oz, which (as books can be) is fuller than the movie, but  you can also see that the 1938 filmmakers did a great job of compressing and tightening the plot to increase its dramatic impact.…
  • Jul 22

    Greg Mankiw on universal basic income

    Greg Mankiw on universal basic income
    Here he makes the same point that I have (here, for example).  But no, he didn't get it from me - the point is well-known to people who think about it carefully.
Rank this Week: 657

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/
  • Jul 25

    Is this the new face of mass torts?

    Is this the new face of mass torts?
    Sergio Campos has a great new review on JOTWELL of an important report from Adam Zimmerman and Michael Sant'Ambrogio. The report concerns the use of aggregation techniques in administrative agencies and is both conceptually and practically…
  • Jul 2

    Hillel Bavli on the Logic of Comparable-Case Guidance in the Determination of Awards for Pain and Suffering and Punitive Damage

    Hillel Bavli on the Logic of Comparable-Case Guidance in the Determination of Awards for Pain and Suffering and Punitive Damage
    Hillel Bavli (Ph.D. Candidate in Statistics in Law & Governance, Harvard; Counsel, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP) has posted to SSRN his article, The Logic of Comparable-Case Guidance in the Determination of Awards for Pain and…
  • Jul 2

    Alexander Lemann on Coercive Insurance and the Soul of Tort Law

    Alexander Lemann on Coercive Insurance and the Soul of Tort Law
    Professor Alexander Lemann (Research Fellow & Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law) has posted to SSRN his article, Coercive Insurance and the Soul of Tort Law, 105 Geo. L.J. (forthcoming 2016). Here is the abstract: Scholars have long…
Rank this Week: 277

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 25

    Call for Papers--Children’s Legal Rights Journal

    Call for Papers--Children’s Legal Rights Journal
    Children’s Legal Rights Journal Call for Papers Issue 1, 2016 Children and the Law About the CLRJ. The Children’s Legal Rights Journal is a national journal sponsored by Loyola University Chicago School of Law in cooperation with the…
  • Jul 24

    The Guardian view on Ellie Butler’s murder: human fallibility?

    The Guardian view on Ellie Butler’s murder: human fallibility?
    From The Guardian: The family justice system has few admirers. Its clients come into contact with it at moments of stress and anger. It has to make the hard decisions that parents have been unwilling or incapable of making for...
  • Jul 23

    Opportunity: Be a Facilitator at Marion County Unrepresented Litigants Family Law Facilitation Program

    Opportunity: Be a Facilitator at Marion County Unrepresented Litigants Family Law Facilitation Program
    From the IndyBar: Dear Senior Judge/Domestic Relations Attorney, I am writing to you to invite you to participate in Marion County’s new Unrepresented Litigant (“URL”) Family Law facilitation program. In October of 2015 Marion County…
Rank this Week: 139

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: 112

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/
  • Jul 25

    Legal Obligation in International Law and International Finance

    Legal Obligation in International Law and International Finance
    I've been writing some about international financial regulation this year. Here's my take on what IFR tells us about international...
  • Jul 21

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!
    Glom emeritus, friend, and tax guru Vic Fleischer is headed for Capitol Hill to become become co-chief tax counsel for...
  • Jul 20

    UGA Law is Hiring in Business!

    UGA Law is Hiring in Business!
    Readers, the University of Georgia is a terrific institution, and Athens is a lovely place to live. Interested in being...
Rank this Week: 19

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/
  • Jul 24

    Zoning's Next Century, Part 1: An Agenda for the First Decade: A Series by John R. Nolon

    Zoning's Next Century, Part 1: An Agenda for the First Decade: A Series by John R. Nolon
    Zoning’s Next Century An Agenda for the First Decade John R. Nolon, Distinguished Professor Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University July 25, 2016 On this date--July 25th--in 1916, New York City adopted the nation’s first…
  • Jul 22

    What makes inclusionary zoning happen?

    What makes inclusionary zoning happen?
    A new report from the National Housing Conference has some of the answers. Here is the abstract: More than 500 local inclusionary zoning (IZ) programs have been implemented in communities across the country. In most cases, these IZ policies…
  • Jul 22

    Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute seeks panel proposals for 2017 conference themed Creating Inclusive Communitie

    Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute seeks panel proposals for 2017 conference themed Creating Inclusive Communitie
    Western Places / Western Spaces Conference Request for Proposals What issues are important to you in your work? The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute's annual land use conference, Western Places / Western Spaces explores a range of land use,…
Rank this Week: 166

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair
    The new issue of The Nation, a magazine to which I've subscribed for at least 35 years (and have published in over many of those years) has a "special convention issue" with the overall title, on the cover, "We Still Need a Future to Believe…
  • Jul 23

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform
    From the Republican Party Platform:We are the party of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The Declaration sets forth the fundamental precepts of American government: That God bestows certain inalienable rights on every…
  • Jul 23

    Trump and American Moral Leadership

    Trump and American Moral Leadership
    It has been a staple of presidential rhetoric, on both sides of the aisle, to hold up the American example as a model for others (even though there is of course disagreement about the degree to which the United States lives up to its own…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Jul 24

    Registration Open for Central States Law Schools Association Conference

    Registration Open for Central States Law Schools Association Conference
    From the Central States Law Schools Association: Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of…
  • Jul 18

    The Second (and Third and Fourth) Annual Civil Procedure Workshop

    The Second (and Third and Fourth) Annual Civil Procedure Workshop
    The Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop was held last week in Seattle. Thanks to the organizers Brooke Coleman, Dave Marcus, and Liz Porter for putting together a fantastic event. If you’re interested in participating in the future,…
  • Jul 15

    Moriarty on the 2015 Amendments to the FRCP

    Moriarty on the 2015 Amendments to the FRCP
    Richard Briles Moriarty, Assistant Attorney General, State of Wisconsin, has published in the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, 39 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 227 (2015) (available on Westlaw), his article, And Now for Something Completely…
Rank this Week: 215

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/
  • Jul 24

    Dear Hilton Corporation:

    Dear Hilton Corporation:
    Why is it, that at least one Doubletree, you have set the systems running the televisions (according to the repairperson I met yesterday) to change, at random times, from the channel that I want to watch to the Movie Promo channel, thereby…
  • Jul 24

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.
    On one of our other blogs (here).
  • Jul 11

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.
    There's nothing wrong with LVAC.  It's a nice gym, and it's reasonably priced.  But I love Lifetime Fitness, even though there's a huge price differential.  So why did I switch?The fundamental reason has to do with my chosen…
Rank this Week: 310

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 87

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jul 22

    Whose Copyright Office?

    Whose Copyright Office?
                In 2013, in a lecture at Columbia University, Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante announced an ambitious vision for the “Next Great Copyright Act.” That vision…
  • Jul 21

    Network Neutrality in Brazil: the recently enacted Presidential Decree consolidates meaningful rule

    Network Neutrality in Brazil: the recently enacted Presidential Decree consolidates meaningful rule
    Amidst an economic and political turmoil, Brazil gave a significant step towards protection of network neutrality – the principle that keeps the Internet an open space, free from undue control by Internet service providers (ISPs). A…
  • Jul 21

    126 Leading Academics to Europe’s Telecom Regulators: Protect the Open Internet in Europe

    126 Leading Academics to Europe’s Telecom Regulators: Protect the Open Internet in Europe
    Today, 126 academics from Europe and around the world published an open letter to European telecom regulators urging them to protect the open Internet in Europe. Regulators are currently working on guidelines that will determine how…
Rank this Week: 370

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 22

    Changing takeover laws and the ExamWorks deal

    Changing takeover laws and the ExamWorks deal
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, July 22, 2016 The ExamWorks Group buyout and related lawsuit shows how changing takeover laws are steering shareholders toward more appraisal actions and making deals riskier for buyers.
  • Jul 22

    An Indiana court just said women can’t be jailed for ending their own pregnancie

    An Indiana court just said women can’t be jailed for ending their own pregnancie
    Jill Adams interviewed by Mother Jones, July 22, 2016 “The SIA Legal Team is pleased the court recognized that feticide laws are intended to protect, not prosecute, pregnant women,” she wrote in an email. “Women don’t…
  • Jul 22

    Indiana court tosses woman’s feticide conviction

    Indiana court tosses woman’s feticide conviction
    Jill Adams quoted in The Washington Post, July 22, 2016 Adams said she was glad the appeals court overturned Patel’s feticide conviction, but that it was still worrisome that she faced a felony neglect conviction. Adams called the…
Rank this Week: 262

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/
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
  • Jul 20

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?
    The upcoming election is a binary choice (i.e., abstention or third party voting is morally and politically irresponsible), and here’s my brief argument as to why: If one assumes (and it seems a reasonable assumption given what current…
  • Jul 5

    Trade, Labor & Human Rights in the Time of (largely) Neoliberal Globalization: A Basic Reading Regimen

    Trade, Labor &amp; Human Rights in the Time of (largely) Neoliberal Globalization: A Basic Reading Regimen
    This list of titles was put together to help one make sense of the various (existing or prescribed) interrelations between trade, labor, and human rightsduring this period of (largely, thus not exclusively) neoliberal globalization.…
Rank this Week: 504

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/
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
  • Jul 20

    Is a Left Wing Vote for a Third Party Candidate Morally Responsible?

    Is a Left Wing Vote for a Third Party Candidate Morally Responsible?
    In a well argued facebook post, Patrick O'Donnell maintains that a vote for a third party candidate is morally irresponsible. Here is what he has to say: The upcoming election is a binary choice (i.e., abstention or third party voting is…
  • Jul 8

    Clinton, Trump, and Dishonesty

    Clinton, Trump, and Dishonesty
    Apparently, Hilary Clinton over the years has made false statements in order to minimize or deny wrongdoing of one sort or another. It is not right, but millions of people are not truthful when accused of wrongdoing. And, of course, Hilary…
Rank this Week: 340

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    More on athlete speech in the WNBA (Updated)

    More on athlete speech in the WNBA (Updated)
    Following on my post about protests by WNBA players: Claire McNear at The Ringer wonders when the WNBA became apolitical, given the league's reactions to previous tragedies such as the Orlando shooting (when the league gave the players…
  • Jul 21

    Athlete speech and team dynamic

    Athlete speech and team dynamic
    Last week, NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, LeBron James, and and Dwyane Wade kicked off the ESPY Award telecast with a call for athletes to become politically engaged, particularly around the issues of violence by and against…
  • Jul 15

    Why Tom Brady Was Smart to Not Seek a Stay from the Supreme Court

    Why Tom Brady Was Smart to Not Seek a Stay from the Supreme Court
    Update: Shortly after this post was published, Tom Brady announced that he will not be seeking a stay of his suspension at the Supreme Court, and will not litigate the DeflateGate case any further. For the reasons noted below, this was…
Rank this Week: 444

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/
  • Jul 21

    Donald Trump Jr.

    Donald Trump Jr.
    Trump Jr.'s speech at the RNC convention was quite something. It even sparked some controversy, which turned out not be anything. It turns out the reason the speech was so good, is that the speechwriter is none other than my...
  • Jul 18

    2 weeks left to submit a proposal for Pro Bono Presentation Night

    2 weeks left to submit a proposal for Pro Bono Presentation Night
    Pro Bono Presentation Night - a series of short presentations (5-7 minutes) by lawyers and law students on pro bono law topics - is happening at the Law School, on September 15, 2016 at 6pm. Individuals interested in presenting are...
  • Jul 17

    Great News - Pokemon Go is here!

    Great News - Pokemon Go is here!
    Hooray!! Soon, Augmented Reality will become a reality. I look forward to the day when a Pokemon is appointed to the Supreme Court. When that happens, the PM will say 'because 2020'. I mean Pokemon already has an IV Judge:
Rank this Week: 984

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    A Story Idea

    A Story Idea
    Someone comes up with a drug, or a technology, that gives the user perfect recall, the ability to rerun, in full detail, any part of his life. How would it get used?One possibility is for self-education. Observing selected past experiences…
  • Jul 21

    Donald Trump and The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    Donald Trump and The Boy Who Cried Wolf
    In 1964, Fact magazine published an article whose headline was "1,189 Psychiatrists Say Goldwater Is Psychologically Unfit To Be President." It included a variety of detailed and unflattering diagnoses of the Republican candidate for…
  • Jul 9

    Observations on London

    Observations on London
    I recently spent a few days in London and was struck by several features of current London culture:1. Several times, younger passengers on the Tube (subway) offered me their seats. I have grey hair but do not appear (and am not) particularly…
Rank this Week: 1139

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 21

    Weiss on Housing Tax Credits and Residual Value

    Weiss on Housing Tax Credits and Residual Value
    Brandon M. Weiss (UMKC) has posted Residual Value Capture in Subsidized Housing (Harvard Law & Policy Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This Article argues that our primary federal subsidized housing production program, the Low-Income…
  • Jul 20

    CFP: "Property in the City" Conference at the University of British Columbia

    CFP: &quot;Property in the City&quot; Conference at the University of British Columbia
    Douglas Harris over at the the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia passes along the following call for papers. The conference will take place March 3-7, 2014 in Vancouver. Cribbing from the announcement: In...
  • Jul 19

    Registration Open for the Central States Law Schools Association Conference

    Registration Open for the Central States Law Schools Association Conference
    Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, ND.…
Rank this Week: 96

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: 4101

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/
  • Jul 21

    Even Law Professors Need to Laugh

    Even Law Professors Need to Laugh
    For a break from polishing your article or prepping for fall classes (assuming you’re through watching political convention coverage), try viewing the original Australian version of Rake. This series features Richard Roxburgh…
  • Jul 18

    Finding Meaning

    Finding Meaning
    As national and international events continue to develop in uncertain and unsettling ways, educating the next generation of lawyers continues to be obviously and critically important. What should our laws be, how are…
  • Jul 15

    The Campaign for Full Citizenship for All Full-Time Law Faculty

    The Campaign for Full Citizenship for All Full-Time Law Faculty
    I’ve just returned from the Legal Writing Institute’s Biennial Conference held in Portland, Oregon.  With hundreds of attendees presenting on a variety of topics in workshops, panel discussions, coffee sessions, and a…
Rank this Week: 912

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 152

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Jul 20

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24…
  • May 12

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic
    The Fifth “Colonial Frontier” Legal Writing Conference Saturday, December 3, 2016 Hosted by Duquesne University School of Law Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politics The least common, but perhaps one of the…
  • May 12

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS
    The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This works-in-progress program will…
Rank this Week: 4643

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/
  • Jul 20

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA
    Earlier this month, the UK Serious Fraud Office announced the approval by Lord Justice Leveson of the country's second deferred prosecution agreement. Readers may recall that the implementation of a DPA process is relatively new in the UK…
  • Jul 15

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen
    In 2014, prosecutors proceeded with a case against fed ex. Unlike many companies in a post-Arthur Andersen world, they would not be bullied into folding and taking a non-prosecution or deferred prosecution agreement. Instead, they took the…
  • Jul 7

    The Clinton Email Hearing

    The Clinton Email Hearing
    I agree with guest bloggers Ziran Zhang and Eugene Gorokhov in their thoughtful blog post (here) that "[i]f Director Comey is right that individuals in similar circumstances in the past were only subjected to administrative sanctions,…
Rank this Week: 46

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Social Trusts and the Shadow of Kershaw's History

    Social Trusts and the Shadow of Kershaw's History
    The topic for the moment is social trust, with a side order of ethnic animosity.  I'm inspired by Roger Scruton's admirable essay in Prospect   where he defines social trust:[S]ocial trust—the sense that we…
  • Jul 16

    Still Getting in the Swing

    Still Getting in the Swing
    Wrote about 4/5 of a lovely post just now on "social trust," but it seems to have disappeared.  If you got it, know that it is incomplete .  Technical problems.  My desktop is down and I am trying to compose on my IPad mini…
  • Jul 15

    Kershaw Takes the Long View

    Kershaw Takes the Long View
     I read Ian Kershaw's biography of Hitler some years ago with pleasure and profit.  Now at the urging of the Missus I am rooting around in To Hell and Back,  his big-picture history of the 20th Century, particularly the early…
Rank this Week: 102

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

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

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Jul 18

    My Favorite Villain

    My Favorite Villain
    Better Call Saul’s Jimmy McGill (Bob Oderkirk) has a lot of qualities I admire. Jimmy is smart, funny, and irreverent, both a friend to the underdog, and a plague on the pompous. What’s not to like? Still I’m starting to…
  • Jul 11

    Constitutional Law in 500 Words or Le

    Constitutional Law in 500 Words or Le
    Everyone knows that constitutional law is very important, but most people don’t understand why. I think the recent Texas case on abortion teaches us why it is so important– and so controversial.…
  • Jul 4

    Irreversible Error

    Irreversible Error
    Thomas Thompson was executed by lethal injection eighteen years ago this month at the age of 43. After you read my post from a year ago I think you will agree that there is an excellent chance that Thompson never committed the crime that…
Rank this Week: 4542

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/
  • 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...
  • Jul 13

    Penn and Teller: Fool Us! Returns For Another Season

    Penn and Teller: Fool Us! Returns For Another Season
    The new season of Penn and Teller: Fool Us! premieres July 13 on the CW at 8 p.m., 7 Central time. Alyson Hannigan is the new host. Houdini and I will be watching; not so sure about Penn. He's not...
  • Jul 11

    "Right Up To the Point When the Ghosts Show Up"

    &quot;Right Up To the Point When the Ghosts Show Up&quot;
    Real life physicists (from MIT, no less) are behind the film science in the reboot of Ghostbusters. More here from Wired.
Rank this Week: 1331

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Jul 17

    Pierre Schlag and the Catharsis of "Why?"

    Pierre Schlag and the Catharsis of &quot;Why?&quot;
    Pierre Schlag, with whom I’ve maintained a friendly correspondence for a number of years, was kind enough to pass along a draft of his article The Law Review Article and his new novel American Absurd: A Work of Fiction (Bowen...
  • Jul 14

    International Legal Hackers Summit in Brooklyn this Weekend

    International Legal Hackers Summit in Brooklyn this Weekend
    The 2nd Annual International Legal Hackers Summit takes place this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. The event includes an impressive array of keynotes, panels, workshops, demos, and cultural activities from leaders of the legal hacking, legal…
  • Jul 12

    Student Opportunity to Learn about Agile Legal Project Management

    Student Opportunity to Learn about Agile Legal Project Management
    To law students in the Chicago area, here is a great opportunity to learn about cutting-edge innovations and methodologies affecting modern law practice. I am pleased to offer up to ten slots for a program tomorrow, July 13, at…
Rank this Week: 4739