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Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 530

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/
  • Jun 23

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation – Has Neuroscience’s Holy Grail Been Found? Discovery: Neuroskeptic Beyond the Five Senses, The Atlantic Studies reveal that secrets are bad for your health—even after you tell them, Quartz…
  • Jun 20

    2017 Neuroscience & Society Meeting- Call for Abstract

    2017 Neuroscience & Society Meeting- Call for Abstract
    **CALL FOR ABSTRACTS** Deadline: 7 July 2017 NEUROSCIENCE & SOCIETY: ETHICAL, LEGAL & CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH 14-15 September 2017 Sydney, NSW, Australia Researchers, practitioners, clinicians and other…
  • Jun 15

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Older Kids Are More Likely to Confess to Bad Deeds, Scientific American How the brain stores traumatic images and triggers flashbacks, The Guardian Scientists are finding more genes linked to IQ. This doesn’t mean we can predict…
Rank this Week: 114

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: 295

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/
  • Jun 23

    Learning from The Tax Experiences of Other

    Learning from The Tax Experiences of Other
    On more than a few occasions I have discussed the failure of supply-side, trickle-down economic theory as it played out in Kansas. In posts such as A Tax Policy Turn-Around?, A New Play in the Make-the-Rich-Richer Game Plan, When a Tax Theory…
  • Jun 21

    Is the Soda Tax an Ice Tax?

    Is the Soda Tax an Ice Tax?
    Readers of this blog know that I am not a supporter of the soda tax, for all sorts of reasons, particularly because it doesn’t tax most items containing sugar and it taxes some items that are not unhealthy in terms of sugar. I’ve…
  • Jun 19

    How Much of a Victory for Philadelphia is Its Soda Tax Win in Commonwealth Court?

    How Much of a Victory for Philadelphia is Its Soda Tax Win in Commonwealth Court?
    For almost ten years I have been commenting on the Philadelphia soda tax, from when it was a proposal, through its enactment, and during its rocky track record, as it has failed to raise the predicted revenue and has met legal challenges from…
Rank this Week: 503

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 23

    Law and Morality: Reflections on the Angela Cardinal Case

    Law and Morality: Reflections on the Angela Cardinal Case
    What constrains lawyer conduct? I don’t mean in terms of positive law – i.e., the codes of conduct or the decisions of the court. I mean at its source – what is the bottom line restriction on a lawyer’s professional…
  • Jun 22

    Fifth Bibliography on Access to Justice From National Self-Represented Litigants Project

    Fifth Bibliography on Access to Justice From National Self-Represented Litigants Project
    The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has published Version 5 of its Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography. From the description on the NSRLP website: “Version 5 of the Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography…
  • Jun 22

    vLex Canada Open for Busine

    vLex Canada Open for Busine
    Well, the wait is over. Just in case you haven’t been watching, Maritime Law Book is now Compass and Compass introduced vLex Canada. There are some interesting and useful delighters with vLex Canada Open. Delighter #1 – No…
Rank this Week: 696

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/
  • Jun 23

    Trade Usage vs. Express Terms in Lawsuit Against Hardware Store

    Trade Usage vs. Express Terms in Lawsuit Against Hardware Store
    When I teach "usage of trade" (UCC § 1-303) in Contracts or in Sales, I inevitably bring up the example of "two-by-four" lumber. The example is a good one in that most students either already know first hand that a...
  • Jun 22

    “Bachelor in Paradise” – Or Contractual Hell?

    “Bachelor in Paradise” – Or Contractual Hell?
    An article on CNN Media posted on June 21 reads, in part: “A contract for the current season of ‘Bachelor in Paradise,’ which CNNMoney … has confirmed as authentic, provides a rare window behind the scenes of reality shows, in...
  • Jun 22

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (June 22, 2017)

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (June 22, 2017)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days 23 Apr 2017 through 22 Jun 2017 Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 1,008 Surveying the Law of Emojis...
Rank this Week: 2295

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/
  • Jun 23

    Coming of Age in Aging America: Coming Soon to a Channel Near You

    Coming of Age in Aging America: Coming Soon to a Channel Near You
    Are you aware of the Coming of Age in Aging America Project, a "one hour documentary distributed by American Public Television [that] asks … 'What will it mean for us all to grow up, live and age in a society...
  • Jun 22

    ACTEC Engagement Letter

    ACTEC Engagement Letter
    We previously let you know that ACTEC has released the 5th edition of its Commentaries to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Now ACTEC has released a new edition of their engagement letters. Engagement Letters A Guide for Practitioners…
  • Jun 21

    Veteran's Family Caregiver Support

    Veteran's Family Caregiver Support
    According to a recent article in the Washington Post, not all family caregivers of vets are treated equally. Law makes VA treat some family caregivers better than others explains that for "veterans injured on duty, Uncle Sam pays more…
Rank this Week: 2294

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 23

    Arnold on Coastal Industrial Disasters, Insurance, and Climate Change

    Arnold on Coastal Industrial Disasters, Insurance, and Climate Change
    Zach Arnold (DC lawyer) has posted Preventing Industrial Disasters in a Time of Climate Change: A Call for Financial Assurance Mandates (Harvard Environmental Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In the current era of accelerating…
  • Jun 14

    Singer and Mulvaney on Homelessness, Eviction, and Democratic Values (A Tribute to Andre van der Walt)

    Singer and Mulvaney on Homelessness, Eviction, and Democratic Values (A Tribute to Andre van der Walt)
    Friends of the blog will no doubt remember the untimely passing of Andre van der Walt, the South African Research Chair in Property Law and a Distinguished Professor of Law at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Andre was a champion...
  • Jun 7

    More CFPs: Property Implications of the Sharing Economy

    More CFPs: Property Implications of the Sharing Economy
    As promised, we have more call for papers on property-related workshops coming up! The AALS Property Section and AALS Commercial and Related Consumer Law Section are co-sponsoring a workshop at Penn State Law (University Park) on October 6-7,…
Rank this Week: 2308

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Jun 22

    Challenges in Motivating Law Students to Learn

    Challenges in Motivating Law Students to Learn
    I write occasionally for the Best Practices in Legal Education blog and I recently posted the following: This post riffs on this post, which describes benefits of formative assessments and suggests some ways to do them.  It cites…
  • Jun 22

    Chatbots Who Negotiate

    Chatbots Who Negotiate
    From FOI Erin Archerd (Detroit Mercy): Facebook has apparently been developing chat bots that negotiate. This article in The Atlantic focuses on the bots creation of their own language. And here’s the Facebook report on training the…
  • Jun 21

    Consumer Redress: A Changing Tide?

    Consumer Redress: A Changing Tide?
    The ABA recently published The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection by my colleague, Amy Schmitz, and ODR guru, Colin Rule. The Global Pound Conference Blog just published a summary of a chapter in…
Rank this Week: 1320

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/
  • Jun 22

    U.S. Information Privacy Under International Scrutiny by Special Rapporteur

    U.S. Information Privacy Under International Scrutiny by Special Rapporteur
    Editors' note: Guest Blogger Prof. Tim Armstrong from the University of Cincinnati College of Law sends this post discussing Special Rapporteur Cannataci's US visit. Earlier this week, United Nations Special Rapporteur Joseph Cannataci…
  • Jun 22

    Dispatch from Mexico City

    Dispatch from Mexico City
    The Law & Society conference, held this year in Mexico City, was the usual whirlwind of panels and roundtables. This year's theme was Walls, Borders and Bridges. Nothing could better illustrate the Walls portion than the fortress-like US…
  • Jun 21

    Important New Book on Sex Selective Abortion

    Important New Book on Sex Selective Abortion
    Women’s Human Rights and Migration, has just been published as part of University of Pennsylvania's Human Rights book series. In the book, Prof. Sital Kalantry describes how the U.S. Congress and state legislatures across the country…
Rank this Week: 2420

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/
  • Jun 22

    Effron on Privatized Procedure and Judicial Discretion

    Effron on Privatized Procedure and Judicial Discretion
    I have posted my newest article, "Ousted: The New Dynamics of Privatized Procedure and Judicial Discretion" to SSRN. In litigation days of old, American courts jealously guarded their procedural powers through the doctrine of…
  • Jun 22

    Leong on Mika on Gender Disparity of Supreme Court Advocate

    Leong on Mika on Gender Disparity of Supreme Court Advocate
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Nancy Leong’s essay, On Gender Disparity and Dialogue. Nancy review’s Jennifer Mika’s recent article, The Noteworthy Absence of Women Advocates at the United States Supreme Court, 25 Amer. U.…
  • Jun 20

    SCOTUS Decision in Ziglar v. Abbasi

    SCOTUS Decision in Ziglar v. Abbasi
    Yesterday the Supreme Court issued its decision in Ziglar v. Abbasi, covered earlier here and here. By a 4-2 vote, the Court reversed the Second Circuit and ordered the dismissal of most of the plaintiffs’ claims that they were subjected...
Rank this Week: 1321

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Copyright Office issues 1201 report

    Copyright Office issues 1201 report
    Available here.  It's a lot to go through, but on first inspection they seem to be trying to address persistent problems, though in the main not by accepting the advice that participants had for them (like scheduling 1201 exemption…
  • Jun 21

    Slightly cooler take on Tam

    Slightly cooler take on Tam
    I will have some more thoughts in Tam in a forthcoming amicus brief arguing that dilution is unconstitutional.  I think this was about the least harmful affirmance the Court could have written, though for precisely that reason it leaves…
  • Jun 19

    Court approves conjoint analysis to determine damages in consumer class action

    Court approves conjoint analysis to determine damages in consumer class action
    Morales v. Kraft Foods Group, Inc., 2017 WL 2598556, No. CV14-04387 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 9, 2017)Plaintiffs alleged that they were misled by Kraft’s use of the term “natural cheese” on its “Natural Cheese Fat Free Shredded…
Rank this Week: 642

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/
  • Jun 22

    Can an Employer Provide Fathers with Less Paid Paternity Leave than Mother

    Can an Employer Provide Fathers with Less Paid Paternity Leave than Mother
    Jon Hecht, The Surprising Sexism of Maternity Leave Many Americans still think of parental leave as a "woman's issue," but Derek Rotondo, a employee at JPMorgan Chase, is determined to change that. On Thursday, the American Civil…
  • Jun 22

    Justice Ginsburg and the Price of Equality

    Justice Ginsburg and the Price of Equality
    Linda Greenhouse, Justice Ginsburg and the Price of Equality, NYT, discussing Ginsburg's opinion in the recent case Sessions v. Morales-Santana finding a citizenship rule that treated unwed fathers differently than mothers to violate equal…
  • Jun 20

    San Fran Latest City to Ban Salary Histories to Counter Gender Discrimination

    San Fran Latest City to Ban Salary Histories to Counter Gender Discrimination
    SF to Prohibit Employers Asking Salary History To Close Gender Wage Gap Supervisor Mark Farrell introduced legislation that would prohibit private employers in San Francisco from asking for and considering past salary information when…
Rank this Week: 2426

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Arias v. Raimondo (9th Cir. - June 22, 2017)

    Arias v. Raimondo (9th Cir. - June 22, 2017)
    If you're an attorney representing a defendant in an employment-related case, sometimes you find out -- and have good reason to find out -- that the plaintiff employee is an undocumented alien and hence not allowed to work, or remain, in the…
  • Jun 21

    Brewster v. Bick (9th Cir. - June 21, 2017)

    Brewster v. Bick (9th Cir. - June 21, 2017)
    I'm genuinely confused.I'm incredibly sympathetic with the result reached in today's opinion by Judge Kozinski.  It's absurd that Los Angeles has a law that allows the city to impound a vehicle for 30 days -- a minimum of 30 days --…
  • Jun 20

    Jordan-Benel v. Universal City Studios (9th Cir. - June 20, 2017)

    Jordan-Benel v. Universal City Studios (9th Cir. - June 20, 2017)
    Claims that someone stole your screenplay and wrote the same thing are often weak.  This one may be otherwise, at least if you believe what's in today's Ninth Circuit opinion.Here are the relevant facts:"Around January 2011, Jordan-Benel…
Rank this Week: 355

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
  • Jun 22

    Court’s Informal Summer Recess.

    Court’s Informal Summer Recess.
    Yesterday’s oral arguments—June 21, 2017—were the last set of oral arguments posted on the Court’s Oral Argument Calendar. In recent years, the Court has not been hearing oral arguments during the summer, usually until…
  • Jun 16

    An Update on Brandon Moore’s case.

    An Update on Brandon Moore’s case.
    On December 22, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Moore, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-8288. In a 4-3 opinion written by now-retired Justice Paul Pfeifer, the court held that a term-of-years prison…
  • Jun 13

    Oral Argument Preview: What Does It Mean to “Willfully Abandon” a Mother During Her Pregnancy? In the Matter of: The Adoption of P.L.H.

    Oral Argument Preview: What Does It Mean to “Willfully Abandon” a Mother During Her Pregnancy? In the Matter of: The Adoption of P.L.H.
    On June 21, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of In the Matter of: The Adoption of P.L.H., 2107-0173. At issue in this case is whether the putative father willfully abandoned the … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 2563

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
  • Jun 22

    See You in Septermber

    See You in Septermber
    Please look around the page while I’m gone. Here’s my personal favorite post of the last year. https://guileisgood.com/2016/09/26/the-makings-of-a-great-lawyer/ John Denvir
  • Jun 6

    How to Cut the Cake

    How to Cut the Cake
    A  brotherly difference of opinion about cake portions (see photo)  presents the  same type of  issue that the Supreme Court will soon decide in an important  case. They both involve  unequal treatment. Nicholas…
  • May 17

    True Grit

    True Grit
    If you had to choose a law partner from the characters in Better Call Saul, who would you choose? I’d pick Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn).  When you consider the alternatives it’s really an easy decision,  When he’s not…
Rank this Week: 1625

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    The Burglary, the Computer and Concealing or Destroying Evidence

    The Burglary, the Computer and Concealing or Destroying Evidence
    The Burglary, the Computer and Concealing or Destroying EvidenceThis post examines an opinion from the California Court of Appeal – Fourth District: People v. Pineda, 2017 WL 632823 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Jun 21

    “Surreptitiously Photographing or Videotaping a Person’s Clothed Anatomy”

    “Surreptitiously Photographing or Videotaping a Person’s Clothed Anatomy”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts – Nantucket: Commonwealth v. Nascimento, 2017 WL 2467790 (2017). The Court begins the opinion by explaining that[w]e consider here whether Massachusetts General…
  • Jun 19

    The Network Investigative Technique, the Search Warrant and the Exclusionary Rule

    The Network Investigative Technique, the Search Warrant and the Exclusionary Rule
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas – Dallas Division: U.S. v. Pawlak, 2017 WL 661371 (2017). The District Court Judge who has the case began the opinion by explaining that[t]he…
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Jun 22

    More on Law Schools and Access to Justice

    More on Law Schools and Access to Justice
    Earlier in the week, Professor Margaret Moore Jackson had this post about law schools and access to justice.  This follow up post highlights some recent developments in this area and explains some of the ways in which law schools might…
  • Jun 19

    Recalibrating the Mission to Pursue Access to Justice

    Recalibrating the Mission to Pursue Access to Justice
    Raymond H. Brescia’s recent article (When Interests Converge: An Access-to-Justice Mission for Law Schools, 24 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol’y 205 (2017)) identifies opportunity within a trio of connected challenges:…
  • Jun 19

    More on Challenges in Motivating Law Students to Learn

    More on Challenges in Motivating Law Students to Learn
    Thanks for your response, Robert.  I definitely agree that the Socratic method and other common teaching practices, such as use of casebooks, can reduce students’ motivation to learn (though some faculty use these methods…
Rank this Week: 4730

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: 4261

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/
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert
    Three decades ago, in Ake v. Oklahoma, the Supreme Court held that indigent criminal defendants have a constitutional right of access to a psychiatric expert in some cases. More specifically, the Court stated, “[W]hen a defendant…
  • Jun 19

    Race and Risk Assessment

    Race and Risk Assessment
    Risk-assessment has become all the rage in American criminal justice. In jurisdictions across the country, criminal-justice officials are utilizing increasingly sophisticated risk-assessment tools, which can be used to predict a given…
  • Jun 12

    Dark Clouds on the Horizon for Graham v. Florida?

    Dark Clouds on the Horizon for Graham v. Florida?
    In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in Graham v. Florida that juveniles given a life sentence for nonhomicide crimes must be given “some meaningful opportunity to obtain release based on demonstrated maturity and rehabilitation.” But…
Rank this Week: 3092

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    "Tax Scholarship, Illustrative Examples" panel at LSA

    "Tax Scholarship, Illustrative Examples" panel at LSA
    Today at the Law and Society Association's Annual Meeting, in Mexico City, I participated in a very interesting panel entitled "Tax Scholarship, Illustrative Examples."  Thanks to Neil Buchanan and Jennifer Bird-Pollan for arranging…
  • Jun 19

    Video of the Tax Reform panel at NYU last week

    Video of the Tax Reform panel at NYU last week
    Here is the video of the tax reform panel at NYU last week. I speak from about 6:20 to 19:15.
  • Jun 16

    Slight revision to my DBCFT slide

    Slight revision to my DBCFT slide
    In case it's of interest, I've slightly revised my slides on the DBCFT. They are available here.The only non-trivial change is the newly inserted Slide 11, which questions whether we all should continue focusing, to the degree we have been,…
Rank this Week: 4205

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

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

    Beckman v. Chicago Bear

    Beckman v. Chicago Bear
    Russell Beckman is a Green Bay Packers fan who holds season tickets with the Chicago Bears only so he can attend the Bears-Packers game. Season-ticket holders earn points allowing them to purchase "experiences," including going onto the field…
  • May 25

    DePaul Law Review Publishes Three Articles In Symposium Edition On Fantasy Sports And The Law

    DePaul Law Review Publishes Three Articles In Symposium Edition On Fantasy Sports And The Law
    Last week, DePaul Law Review released its Volume 66 edition, which includes three articles from its 2016 symposium on fantasy sports and the law.(1) I wrote the lead article, entitled  "From 'Too Small to Notice' to 'Too Big to Fail' -…
  • May 16

    Hope to see you at the 2017 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute

    Hope to see you at the 2017 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute
    Looking to study sports law this summer?You might be interested to know that I’ll be teaching again this July at the University of Oregon’s annual Summer Sports Institute. This is a five-week, six-credit program that brings…
Rank this Week: 2243

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/
  • Jun 20

    Dodd-Frank's "Abusive" Standard: The Dog that Didn't Bark

    Dodd-Frank's "Abusive" Standard: The Dog that Didn't Bark
    The Trump Treasury Department's Dodd-Frank Act report spends more pages on the CFPB (including mortgage regulation) than on any other issue. There's a whole bunch of blog posts that one could write about the Treasury report, but I want to...
  • Jun 15

    New HMDA Regs Require Banks to Collect Lots of Data...That They Already Have

    New HMDA Regs Require Banks to Collect Lots of Data...That They Already Have
    The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 is a key piece of fair lending legislation. It requires mortgage lenders to report data on loan applications and loans funded that enables both government and private groups to monitor lending patterns…
  • Jun 14

    Wells Fargo Fake Accounts and Arbitration

    Wells Fargo Fake Accounts and Arbitration
    Jeff Sovern has an excellent new article about arbitration clauses and class action waivers that uses the Wells Fargo fake account scandal as a test case. He also does a monster job knocking down the Johnston-Zwyicki arbitration study. As…
Rank this Week: 163

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jun 20

    What Packingham v. North Carolina Should Mean for the DMCA

    What Packingham v. North Carolina Should Mean for the DMCA
    The US Supreme Court issued opinions in two important First Amendment cases this week, one of which obviously had to do with intellectual property law (Matal v. Tam) and one of which didn’t (Packingham v. North Carolina). There is,…
  • Jun 16

    The Cross-Border Data Fix: It’s Not So Simple

    The Cross-Border Data Fix: It’s Not So Simple
    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing yesterday on cross-border data requests, featuring testimony from the Department of Justice, the U.K. government, Google, the Center for Democracy and Technology, state law enforcement, and…
  • Jun 16

    BREIN v. Ziggo: The Pirate Bay Dies Again

    BREIN v. Ziggo: The Pirate Bay Dies Again
    The Pirate Bay (TPB), that perennial nemesis of copyright holders, was back in the legal news this week in the context of the CJEU’s much-awaited decision in BREIN v. Ziggo. BREIN, the Dutch entertainment industry trade group, sued two…
Rank this Week: 304

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/
  • Jun 20

    Is America For Sale? Is Trump Motivated to Sell Us Out?

    Is America For Sale? Is Trump Motivated to Sell Us Out?
    Two lawsuits have now been filed over Trump’s violation of the emoluments clause.[1] Emoluments is an eighteenth-century word rarely heard before Trump became president. It’s a rare president who ever came into office with assets…
  • Jun 13

    Can American Democracy Survive Trump?

    Can American Democracy Survive Trump?
    Will democracy in America survive? First remember that democracy matters. No human institutions are perfect but democracy makes it possible to remove officials without going to war. Democracy doesn’t mean anyone alone can make good…
  • Jun 6

    Trump and the Swamp

    Trump and the Swamp
    Trump promised to drain the swamp. We can agree that the swamp is the predominance of special interests over Americans of ordinary means. Bernie Sanders won many hearts and minds by refusing to take big money. Trump claimed independence from…
Rank this Week: 4731

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 20

    Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability on Sale

    Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability on Sale
    It's on sale for about 1/3 off! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jun 19

    Free speech victory

    Free speech victory
    In Lee v Tam, SCOTUS affirms and holds that disparagement provision of the trademark laws is unconstitutional. — SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 19, 2017 An unusually clear refutation from SCOTUS of... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jun 19

    Some thoughts on present discontent

    Some thoughts on present discontent
    It's kind of a depressing time, isn't it. There's no obvious end game for all the legal wrangling in DC that would be acceptable to a majority of the country. Any outcome that would make liberals... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 2185

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Jun 20

    Dolgopolov on High-Frequency Trading

    Dolgopolov on High-Frequency Trading
    Stanislav Dolgopolov has posted Securities Fraud Embedded in the Market Structure Crisis: High-Frequency Traders as Primary Violators on SSRN with the following abstract: This Article analyzes approaches to attaching liability for securities…
  • Jun 20

    NASAA Announces Agenda and Speakers for Cybersecurity Roundtable on June 23rd

    NASAA Announces Agenda and Speakers for Cybersecurity Roundtable on June 23rd
    Details available here.
  • Jun 20

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Ilya Beylin, Taxing Fictive Orders: How an Information-Forcing Tax Can Reduce Manipulation and Distortion in Financial Product Markets, 85…
Rank this Week: 4233

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
  • Jun 19

    An interloper's take on Matal v. Tam

    An interloper's take on Matal v. Tam
    The Supreme Court decided today the case of Matal v. Tam, a highly anticipated case in trademark and First Amendment law. The case dealt with a rock group that called itself "The Slants," a term which the Court described as "a derogatory term…
  • Jun 14

    Google Scholar "Classic Papers" Released Today

    Google Scholar "Classic Papers" Released Today
    Today Google Scholar released a new collection of "Classic Papers: Articles That Have Stood The Test of Time." The new collection appears to gather the most cited papers in each year published approximately 10 years ago (2006). Although it's…
  • Jun 2

    Responsibility and irresponsibility in the California Bar Exam debate

    Responsibility and irresponsibility in the California Bar Exam debate
    A few days ago, my colleague Derek Muller and I posted a draft of a paper on SSRN entitled, The High Cost of Lowering the Bar. The paper analyzes a large dataset of lawyers in California and argues that the current proposal to lower the…
Rank this Week: 1644

paulmaharg.com

paulmaharg.com

Largely legal education, curriculum design, rhetoric and digital technologies. Regulation and global legal education. Occasionally law and literature. Very occasionally, Scottish independence.

http://paulmaharg.com
  • Jun 19

    CLE Conference.  Final thoughts: doing and undoing

    CLE Conference.  Final thoughts: doing and undoing
    In the FT back in March, John Gapper wrote an interesting article on why Standard Life offered a whopping £3.8bn for Aberdeen Asset Management.  It wasn’t a merger based on strength on either side (Standard Life acquiring…
  • Jun 17

    CLE conference, day 2, session 6

    CLE conference, day 2, session 6
    Emily Allbon and Morris Pamplin, from City Law School now, on ‘Lagton Legal: Creating a transmedia story world for the LLB Legal Practice’.  This LLB is a fully-online supported distance learning programme, developed with…
  • Jun 17

    CLE conference, day 2, session 3

    CLE conference, day 2, session 3
    Presentations by Matthew Homewood, NLS, and Neetu Chetty (Varsity College, South Africa).  Matthew up first, on ‘Extending learning spaces using social media’.  He’s been collecting prizes by the armful recently,…
Rank this Week: 1597

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

Covers legal education, law, literature, and legal critique.

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Jun 19

    CLE Conference.  Final thoughts: doing and undoing

    CLE Conference.  Final thoughts: doing and undoing
    In the FT back in March, John Gapper wrote an interesting article on why Standard Life offered a whopping £3.8bn for Aberdeen Asset Management.  It wasn’t a merger based on strength on either side (Standard Life acquiring…
  • Jun 17

    CLE conference, day 2, session 6

    CLE conference, day 2, session 6
    Emily Allbon and Morris Pamplin, from City Law School now, on ‘Lagton Legal: Creating a transmedia story world for the LLB Legal Practice’.  This LLB is a fully-online supported distance learning programme, developed with…
  • Jun 17

    CLE conference, day 2, session 3

    CLE conference, day 2, session 3
    Presentations by Matthew Homewood, NLS, and Neetu Chetty (Varsity College, South Africa).  Matthew up first, on ‘Extending learning spaces using social media’.  He’s been collecting prizes by the armful recently,…
Rank this Week: 3607

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/
  • Jun 19

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (2)

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (2)
    The epigraph is germane to our third maxim from La Rochefoucauld below.“The argument for the promising rule goes by appeal to the value that the practice of promising has for us as members of a society. The chief value of the practice…
  • Jun 17

    Beyond Illusions & Delusions: Knowledge of Ignorance and the Disposition to Truth

    Beyond Illusions & Delusions: Knowledge of Ignorance and the Disposition to Truth
    Propositions pivotal to the “default liberal optimism about human welfare:”People tend to fare best when they possess, more or less, the greatest possible freedom to live as they wish. Exceptions will be marginal. Ideally, people…
  • Jun 17

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (introductory post)

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (introductory post)
    Several years ago I occasionally posted on my Facebook page selections from La Rochefoucauld’s (Tr. Leondard Tancock) Maxims (Penguin Books, 1959, first published in 1665) and I thought perhaps Ratio Juris readers might enjoy them as…
Rank this Week: 303

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: 2170

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Jun 19

    Cool Job Opening! Policy Director, Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program

    Cool Job Opening! Policy Director, Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program
    David Cassuto From the email: Policy Director – Job Description Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program Overview The Harvard Law School Animal Law & Policy Program is inviting applications for a Policy Director to develop and…
  • Jun 16

    Will Feds Permit Ringling to Send Endangered Cats to German Circus?

    Will Feds Permit Ringling to Send Endangered Cats to German Circus?
    This piece originally appeared on Salon under the title “Ringling’s big cats need new homes — and they could be headed for a circus overseas”…
  • May 10

    Animal Law Grants!

    Animal Law Grants!
    David Cassuto From the email (with a huge hats off to Prof. Taimie Bryant at UCLA): Thanks to generous funding from Mr. Bob Barker, UCLA Law School is pleased to offer the Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program (“UCLA ALP…
Rank this Week: 4247

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    Shanghai and Batumi

    Shanghai and Batumi
    Two cities I have enjoyed visiting and hope to visit again. They are quite a long distance apart and in many ways very different, but they have one thing in common. In both cities, all the architects are crazy.Not, however, in the same way.…
  • Jun 19

    The Poor Man's Air Conditioning

    The Poor Man's Air Conditioning
    It has been very hot in San Jose the last few days. One solution is air conditioning, which we have and sometimes use. The other is to open the windows in the evening, when it cools off, close them in the morning. Sometimes–last night,…
  • Jun 14

    Embedded Economics: v. 0.1

    Embedded Economics: v. 0.1
    I have just webbed the first draft of the project I have been discussing here, a collection of short works of literature that contain economics with some brief comments by me. Most of the works are available online, so I could do it as a…
Rank this Week: 863

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/
  • Jun 19

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (2)

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (2)
    The epigraph is germane to our third maxim from La Rochefoucauld below. “The argument for the promising rule goes by appeal to the value that the practice of promising has for us as members of a society. The chief value of the practice…
  • Jun 16

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (introductory post)

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (introductory post)
    Several years ago I occasionally posted on my Facebook page selections from La Rochefoucauld’s (Tr. Leondard Tancock) Maxims (Penguin Books, 1959, first published in 1665) and I thought perhaps RLL readers might enjoy them as well…
  • Jun 15

    Beyond Capitalist-Attenuated Time: Freedom, Leisure, and Self-Realization — A Basic Bibliography

    Beyond Capitalist-Attenuated Time: Freedom, Leisure, and Self-Realization — A Basic Bibliography
    This bibliography is now available on my Academia page. What follows is the Epigraph and Apologia for this compilation. Epigraph “The wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world may be the poorest in what was supremely precious to…
Rank this Week: 5110

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/
  • Jun 17

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction
    Talking heads were in a dither yesterday, trying to decipher DAG Rosenstein's brief statement about the danger of relying on news accounts from supposedly reliable sources. See here for the Washington Post's account. Below is Rosenstein's…
  • Jun 7

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a press release today here putting an end to settlements that had payments to third parties as a condition of settlement. The press release says that " [w]ith this directive, we are ending this…
  • May 23

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down
    Trac reports - "The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first six months of FY 2017 the government reported 152 new environment prosecutions. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual…
Rank this Week: 2304

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking
    Revived from the dead so I can cross post this with my Facebook page:Tyler Cowen offers his ranking of Shakespeare plays.  I take the bait.  Not quite a ranking; there are a number of plays that I think are really interesting but…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 312

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/
  • Jun 16

    Unlawful remand: the wrongful jailing of a sexual assault victim

    Unlawful remand: the wrongful jailing of a sexual assault victim
    It has recently come to light that a sexual assault complainant in Edmonton was jailed for five nights because the prosecutor and judge believed that she would not otherwise attend court and provide useful testimony. While there are many…
  • Jun 1

    Promises of Law: New Publication on Japanese Canadian Legal History

    Promises of Law: New Publication on Japanese Canadian Legal History
    I have just posted to SSRN my first substantive research collaboration to emerge out of the large SSHRC-funded Partnership Project, Landscapes of Injustice, on the dispossession of Japanese Canadians. The article, forthcoming in the special…
  • May 9

    On another difference between Vancouver and Oxford (England) driver

    On another difference between Vancouver and Oxford (England) driver
    I've classified this one under "general interest" and "attempt at humour", with the attempt implicit. Some generalisations are true and telling. I'm not yet sure, though, what the one I'm about to write about is telling…
Rank this Week: 4837

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Jun 16

    Gov. Cuomo Picks Justice Paul Feinman for the High Court

    Gov. Cuomo Picks Justice Paul Feinman for the High Court
    Yesterday, Thursday June 15, 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he will nominate Paul G. Feinman to serve on New York's Highest Court. Feinman is currently a Justice on the state's intermediate court, the Appellate Division, and…
  • Jun 2

    The Court of Appeals List: The Commission's Recommendations for the Abdus-Salaam Vacancy

    The Court of Appeals List: The Commission's Recommendations for the Abdus-Salaam Vacancy
    The New York Commission on Judicial Nomination released its list of recommended candidates for the state's highest court. Seven names were presented to Governor Andrew Cuomo this past Thursday. He must select from that list to fill the…
  • May 13

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 3--Criminal Justice)

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 3--Criminal Justice)
    We've seen how the Scalia-esque approach to judicial decision-making avowed by now-Justice Gorsuch would have precluded cherished landmarks in American history. [See Part 2; Part 1.] His "focusing backward, not forward," insisting…
Rank this Week: 988

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4146

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Jun 16

    Sometimes, Financial Market Predictions Are Correct By Jonathan D. Glater

    Sometimes, Financial Market Predictions Are Correct By Jonathan D. Glater
    The price of shares of for-profit higher education provider Apollo Education Group, owner of the University of Phoenix, rose nearly 7 percent the day after the election of Donald Trump, and kept rising in the following weeks. The price had…
  • Jun 14

    New Mexico Education System Heads to Trial; State Already Making Questionable Claim

    New Mexico Education System Heads to Trial; State Already Making Questionable Claim
    In 2014, plaintiffs filed two different lawsuits challenging New Mexico's education system. The first alleged that ELL and economically disadvantaged students are receiving a substandard education under the state's funding scheme and A-F…
  • Jun 13

    Scholarship on Teacher Tenure and Lawyers for Campus Sexual Assault Survivor

    Scholarship on Teacher Tenure and Lawyers for Campus Sexual Assault Survivor
    Articles on teacher tenure evaluations and appointment of attorneys for sexual assault survivors on campus were recently published in Drake Law Review. Summaries are below: Jodi Wood Jewell (La Verne College of Law), From Inspection,…
Rank this Week: 2427

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/
  • Jun 14

    Annnnd… The Labour Law Pendulum Swings Back Again

    Annnnd… The Labour Law Pendulum Swings Back Again
    There’s a well-known adage in labour law circles that politically driven, ideological legal reforms that sway too far from the established centre, too far in favour or against collective bargaining, will have a short shelf life. Bill…
  • Jun 5

    Bill 148: On Enforcement of ESA Compliance and a Missed Opportunity?

    Bill 148: On Enforcement of ESA Compliance and a Missed Opportunity?
    The much anticipated Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 was introduced last week.  It has received a mix of praise and derision from labour groups and the business community.  Some say it doesn’t go far enough to…
  • Jun 1

    Meet Bill 148: Ontario’s ‘Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017′

    Meet Bill 148: Ontario’s ‘Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017′
    After months of hype, the day has finally come. The Ontario Liberals today introduced Bill 148, which in keeping with recent tradition, gave it a catchy proselytizing name “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017′.  Here is…
Rank this Week: 898

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jun 13

    Summer

    Summer
    Blogging will be light--perhaps nonexistent--for the next several weeks. Enjoy summer!
  • Jun 12

    Goudkamp's Introduction to Tort Law Defence

    Goudkamp's Introduction to Tort Law Defence
    James Goudkamp has posted to SSRN the Introduction to his book Tort Law Defences. The abstract provides: The law of torts recognises many defences to liability. While some of these defences have been explored in detail, scant attention has…
  • Jun 9

    FL: Supreme Court Strikes Down Med Mal Cap

    FL: Supreme Court Strikes Down Med Mal Cap
    Yesterday, on equal protection grounds, a sharply divided Florida Supreme Court struck down a 2003 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases: “We conclude that the caps on noneconomic damages … arbitrarily reduce damage…
Rank this Week: 2305

Excess of Democracy

Excess of Democracy

This blog covers election law issues and issues related to legal education. By Professor Derek T. Muller.

http://excessofdemocracy.com
  • Jun 12

    Puerto Rican statehood and the effect on Congress and the Electoral College

    Puerto Rican statehood and the effect on Congress and the Electoral College
    After the low-turnout, high-pro-statehood referendum in Puerto Rico last weekend, despite the low likelihood of it becoming a state, it's worth considering the impact that statehood might have in representation and elections.Puerto Rico would…
  • Jun 12

    Virgin Islands Supreme Court embroiled in another candidate qualifications dispute

    Virgin Islands Supreme Court embroiled in another candidate qualifications dispute
    A few year ago, I blogged about a rather extraordinary series of cases from the Virgin Islands concerning candidate qualifications. A candidate previously convicted of tax evasion was kept off the ballot by the Virgin Islands Supreme Court. A…
  • Jun 6

    The continued steady decline of the LSAT

    The continued steady decline of the LSAT
    In 2015, I wrote a post called "The slow, steady decline of the LSAT." I described a number of problems that have arising in the LSAT--problems partially of the making of LSAC, which administers the test. LSAC (and the ABA, and USNWR) count…
Rank this Week: 1371

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4733