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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Oct 30

    Twilight Time

    Twilight Time
    The Illinois Review Board has recommended disbarment of attorney who took funds from a client's trust. The findings In 1987, Marion Moran ("Moran") executed a trust agreement. In 2004, she amended the agreement to name Respondent,…
  • Oct 30

    Book Is Thrown At Removed Judge

    Book Is Thrown At Removed Judge
    A county court judge has been removed from office by order of the Florida Supreme Court. Among the findings of misconduct were issues relating to the sale of her self-published book After considering all the evidence presented, the Hearing…
  • Oct 29

    Privity Relaxed In South Carolina

    Privity Relaxed In South Carolina
    South Carolina now recognizes that a beneficiary of a will may sue an attorney for drafting errors: Erika Fabian (Appellant) brought this action for legal malpractice and breach of contract by a third-party beneficiary, alleging attorney Ross…
Rank this Week: 2273

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: 1635

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Oct 30

    Maybe We Need a Selection Committee

    Maybe We Need a Selection Committee
    The College Football Selection Committee is tasked with choosing which four college teams will play for the national championship in January. The committee creates small groups of teams, debates their merits and ranks the teams using as many…
  • Oct 14

    Not Enough Lawyer

    Not Enough Lawyer
    ...at least not in small towns, and rural communities. Legal services are hard to find in rural populations in the United States. Furthermore, many lawyers in those towns will be retiring within the next decade. There are opportunities for…
  • Oct 14

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform
    Professor Laura Ross of the Touro Law Center's Gould Law Library has developed a bibliography on legal education reform, which she plans to continue to update. The SSRN link is here. The abstract states: "This legal education reform…
Rank this Week: 1872

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: 150

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Oct 30

    The Supremes in Pumpkin Carving

    The Supremes in Pumpkin Carving
    Courtesy of Penn Law students.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GenderAndTheLawBlog/~4/YuhQ7W8Y9UY" height="1" width="1"/>
  • Oct 30

    ND SCT Strikes Down Medicated Abortion Law Despite Finding it Unconstitutional

    ND SCT Strikes Down Medicated Abortion Law Despite Finding it Unconstitutional
    ND Supreme Court OKs Restrictions on Drug-Induced Abortions, Despite 3 of 5 Judges Finding it Unconstitutional. Say what? The North Dakota Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a Fargo-based district judge’s ruling that had blocked a 2011 state…
  • Oct 30

    Pregnant UPS Workers Win Without Winning

    Pregnant UPS Workers Win Without Winning
    She The People, WaPo, With Supreme Court Case Pending, UPS Reverses Policy on Pregnant Workers This week United Parcel Service sent a memo to employees announcing a change in policy for pregnant workers: starting January 1, the company will…
Rank this Week: 1897

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Oct 30

    New Mexico Court of Appeals Allows Private Schools to Use State-Funded Textbook

    New Mexico Court of Appeals Allows Private Schools to Use State-Funded Textbook
    On Monday, the N.M. Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of a law requiring the state to provide instructional materials to schools, including private ones. A group of plaintiffs sued the the N.M. Public Education Department and…
  • Oct 30

    No More Routine Handcuffing in School?

    No More Routine Handcuffing in School?
    Early this month, I posted the story of a five year old special needs student in a New York City public school that was restrained with his hands behind his back in velcro handcuffs for fifteen or more minutes because of his outburst in gym…
  • Oct 29

    The Retrospective Evidence Dilemma in Special Education

    The Retrospective Evidence Dilemma in Special Education
    Dennis Fan's student note, No Idea What the Future Holds: The Retrospective Evidence Dilemma, 114 Colum. L. Rev. 1503 (2014), is now available. It addresses the issue of whether retrospective evidence should be admitted in claims brought…
Rank this Week: 1898

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Oct 30

    Nixon Peabody MAC Survey

    Nixon Peabody MAC Survey
    Nixon Peabody has just released its annual MAC survey. It's worth downloading to check-in on the latest trends with respect to MACs in merger agreements. The biggest change in recent years appears to be the steady adoption of carveouts for...
  • Oct 28

    Law Profs against Comcast/TimeWarnerCable

    Law Profs against Comcast/TimeWarnerCable
    Last week a number of law professors, led by Dan Sokol, sent a letter to the FCC opposing the Comcast/TimeWarnerCable transaction. You'll remember that this deal requires not only anti-trust approval but also approval of the FCC. In fact,…
  • Oct 23

    2014 readable Delaware corporate law

    2014 readable Delaware corporate law
    Lynn LoPucki has posted a 2014 version of the Readable Delaware Corporate Law. I highly recommend it to students, young lawyers and anyone else trying to work through the statute -- and more so if you are attacking the appraisal...
Rank this Week: 968

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Oct 30

    Gupta-Kagan: "Non-Exclusive Adoption and Child Welfare"

    Gupta-Kagan: &quot;Non-Exclusive Adoption and Child Welfare&quot;
    Josh Gupta-Kagan has posted Non-Exclusive Adoption and Child Welfare, Alabama Law Review (forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article proposes that child welfare law permit the non-exclusive adoption of foster children who cannot…
  • Oct 29

    Seymore: "Openness in International Adoption, Columbia Human Rights Law Review"

    Seymore: &quot;Openness in International Adoption, Columbia Human Rights Law Review&quot;
    Malinda L. Seymore has posted Openness in International Adoption, Columbia Human Rights Law Review (forthcoming), on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The growth in international adoption has been spurred, at least in part, by the desire of…
  • Oct 29

    Social Neuroscience

    Social Neuroscience
    From cafe. com: In Part 1 of this interview, married neuroscientists John and Stephanie Cacioppo discussed her research on love. Here, John explains his research and some paradoxical behaviors of the lonely. MG: You are one of the founders…
Rank this Week: 349

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: 1050

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/
  • Oct 30

    From Cradle to Grave, the U.S. Protected Jean-Claude Duvalier

    From Cradle to Grave, the U.S. Protected Jean-Claude Duvalier
    By Fran Quigley In February of 2013, I stood in a sweaty, overcrowded Port-au-Prince courtroom and watched as Jean-Claude Duvalier answered questions about hundreds of his political opponents being arrested, imprisoned, and killed during his…
  • Oct 29

    State Quarantines, Ebola and Human Right

    State Quarantines, Ebola and Human Right
    Last Sunday, Kaci Hickox, a nurse placed under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey after returning from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, went on CNN and criticized the "knee-jerk reaction by politicians" to Ebola. Said Hickox of her…
  • Oct 28

    The Human Rights Tour 2014

    The Human Rights Tour 2014
    They brought us the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, One Direction, and now . . . the Human Rights Tour! The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) is in the midst of their fourth annual Human Rights Tour, with events still...
Rank this Week: 1873

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/
  • Oct 30

    Physician-Aided Dying: Americans' Views Vary

    Physician-Aided Dying: Americans' Views Vary
    According to an October 22, 2014 story from the Pew Research Center, Americans of all ages divided over doctor-assisted suicide laws. After referencing the story of Brittany Maynard and the recently released IOM report on Dying in America,…
  • Oct 30

    NAELA Commentary: Roles For Attorneys In Facilitation Or Avoidance Of Financial Abuse

    NAELA Commentary: Roles For Attorneys In Facilitation Or Avoidance Of Financial Abuse
    Our friends Stetson Law Professor Roberta Flowers and Pennsylvania Elder Law Attorney Amos Goodall have joined forces in writing a very interesting article, "In Fear of Suits: The Attorney's Role in Financial Exploitation" published…
  • Oct 29

    Korea: Park calls for passage of pension reform bill by year's end 음성듣기

    Korea: Park calls for passage of pension reform bill by year's end 음성듣기
    Via the Korea Times: President Park Geun-hye called Tuesday for efforts to ensure a bill meant to reform the pension system for civil servants will pass the parliament by the end of this year. "We will pass onto our future...
Rank this Week: 484

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 30

    Counting Cornerstone

    Counting Cornerstone
    A quixotic quest worthy of a real-estate For the past six years, William D. McCracken, [a] 39-year-old real-estate lawyer, has been combing both sides of every street in Manhattan in a quest to document the dated, inscribed rocks that…
  • Oct 30

    Davidson on Takings and a Doctrine of Economic Emergency

    Davidson on Takings and a Doctrine of Economic Emergency
    Nestor Davidson (Fordham) has posted Nationalization and Necessity: Takings and a Doctrine of Economic Emergency (Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conf. J.) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Serious economic crises have recurred with regularity…
  • Oct 29

    San Francisco's Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance Struck Down

    San Francisco's Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance Struck Down
    The news from the Bay Area: A federal judge Tuesday struck down a San Francisco ordinance that steeply increased payments landlords were required to pay tenants evicted from properties they intended to take off the rental market, finding the…
Rank this Week: 209

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Oct 30

    Engstrom, Rabin & Mello on Prop 46

    Engstrom, Rabin &amp; Mello on Prop 46
    Nora Engstrom, Bob Rabin & Michelle Mello (Stanford) published an op-ed in Tuesday's LA Times entitled "What Prop 46 Would Fix." They respond to arguments against adjusting the med mal non-economic damages cap to reflect…
  • Oct 29

    Doroshow on Med Mal Cap

    Doroshow on Med Mal Cap
    ...in Huffington Post.
  • Oct 28

    Feinberg on Tort and Compensation

    Feinberg on Tort and Compensation
    On October 6th in Buffalo, Ken Feinberg was the keynote speaker at a conference on cutting-edge tort issues. He both praises and damns tort law in his remarks to the Buffalo Law Journal.
Rank this Week: 2404

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 601

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Oct 29

    Recent conferences of note

    Recent conferences of note
    Last week, the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at New York University held a conference titled “Regulation or Repression: Government Policing of Cross-Border Charity.” The agenda for the conference is available here and papers…
  • Oct 26

    Study Shows Marked Increase in Charitable Giving; Number Projected To Rise

    Study Shows Marked Increase in Charitable Giving; Number Projected To Rise
    The U.S. Trust, in conjunction with the University of Indiana Lilly Family School of Philanthropy published an interesting study this month. The study found a marked increase in charitable giving among high net worth donors for 2014. The…
  • Oct 26

    IRS Court Victory Over Teaparty Still Leave Open Questions of Enforcement

    IRS Court Victory Over Teaparty Still Leave Open Questions of Enforcement
    The IRS secured a victory over the Tea Party in a ruling by the United States District Court for the District of Colombia in Linchpins of Liberty v. United States and True the Vote, Inc. v. IRS. The District Court...
Rank this Week: 1088

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Oct 29

    Ebola Quarantines, RFRA, and RLUIPA, and the Right to Infect?

    Ebola Quarantines, RFRA, and RLUIPA, and the Right to Infect?
    Cardozo Law professor Marci Hamilton explains how extreme religious liberty undermines the ability of the government to quarantine individuals with Ebola or other highly infectious diseases. Continue reading →
  • Oct 28

    Making Sense of “Yes Means Yes”

    Making Sense of “Yes Means Yes”
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb comments on the new California law defining rape as the absence of affirmative consent, rather than as the presence of indicators of non-consent. Colb praises the law and addresses some of the…
  • Oct 27

    Misnomers: The Law and Practice of Child Naming

    Misnomers: The Law and Practice of Child Naming
    Hofstra University law professor Joanna Grossman discusses a case in which the Nebraska Supreme Court held a five-year-old boy should keep his original surname despite petitions by each of his unmarried parents to change it. Grossman…
Rank this Week: 3528

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
  • Oct 29

    The French Cour de cassation and the « Thalys babies »

    The French Cour de cassation and the « Thalys babies »
    I am glad to post this comment by F. Mailhé, Associate Professor Paris 2, Panthéon-Assas On September 22, 2014, the French Cour de Cassation (Supreme Court for civil and criminal matters) published two prejudicial opinions on…
  • Oct 28

    The Evolution of European Private International Law – Coherence, Common Values and Consolidation

    The Evolution of European Private International Law – Coherence, Common Values and Consolidation
    The last decade has seen a number of important legislative developments in the field of European private international law and cross-border litigation, including the Rome I-III Regulations, the Brussels I (Recast) and Brussels II bis…
  • Oct 28

    Notice: 35 Years CISG and Beyond in Basel

    Notice: 35 Years CISG and Beyond in Basel
    The University of Basel, SVIR/SSDI (Swiss Association for International Law) and UNCITRAL are hosting a conference with the title 35 Years CISG and Beyond. The conference will take place on 29 and 30 January 2015 at the University of Basel.…
Rank this Week: 15

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 29

    Is There Any Risk of Ebola Transmission from an Asymptomatic Person?

    Is There Any Risk of Ebola Transmission from an Asymptomatic Person?
    by Michael DorfAbsent breaking news that takes me in a different direction, I expect that next week I'll have another Ebola quarantine column on Verdict that attempts to put some of the legal controversy in a broader context, but here I want…
  • Oct 29

    "Yes Means Yes" and Preponderance of the Evidence

    "Yes Means Yes" and Preponderance of the Evidence
    In my Verdict column for this week, I discuss the California "yes means yes" law, which includes a variety of provisions that post-secondary-school educational institutions in California must adopt in their campus codes to maintain students'…
  • Oct 28

    Substance and Process and Efficiency in Law School

    Substance and Process and Efficiency in Law School
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananLast night, I was talking with a professor who is the vice provost of a pharmacy school at a top research university.  She talked about the process of educating her students, and then she noted sardonically…
Rank this Week: 188

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 29

    Annotated version of the Fourth Plenum decision (add your own!)

    Annotated version of the Fourth Plenum decision (add your own!)
    The Fourth Plenum’s Decision is now available on the Law Genius site in annotatable form in both English (translation courtesy of Rogier Creemers and Jeremy Daum) and Chinese. I’ve already added annotations to the English text. By way of…
  • Oct 29

    The Fourth Plenum's "Decision": my take

    The Fourth Plenum's &quot;Decision&quot;: my take
    The text of the decision passed by the F...
  • Oct 26

    The Chinese Legal Documents Serie

    The Chinese Legal Documents Serie
    The International Society for Chinese Law & History has a feature on its (terrific) website called the Chinese Legal Documents Series. Here's what it's all about: This special series invites researchers to introduce a document from their…
Rank this Week: 2673

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 471

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/
  • Oct 29

    Time for the FTC to Reform its Advertising Substantiation Program

    Time for the FTC to Reform its Advertising Substantiation Program
    In my just published Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum, I argue that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should substantially scale back its overly aggressive “advertising substantiation” program, which disincentivizes…
  • Oct 28

    Abuse of Dominance by Patentees: A Pro-Innovation Perspective

    Abuse of Dominance by Patentees: A Pro-Innovation Perspective
    In my just-published article in The Antitrust Source, I argue that the law and economics literature on patents and error cost analysis demonstrate that the recent focus by U.S. (and foreign) antitrust enforcers on single-firm patent abuses is…
  • Oct 17

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan
    As we have reported frequently on this blog (see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here and here) the car dealers have been making remarkably silly arguments in their fight to prevent Tesla from distributing its electrical vehicles…
Rank this Week: 140

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/
  • Oct 29

    Interdicting Ebola?

    Interdicting Ebola?
    Like most folks over the past few weeks, I've heard alot of news and commentary on the potential spread of Ebola through commercial airplane travel. The article below (a post from lawfareblog.com) outlines our country's plans to increase…
  • Oct 29

    Attorneys General For Sale: A Lobbying Loophole

    Attorneys General For Sale: A Lobbying Loophole
    Attorneys general are some of the most powerful political figures in American politics. And yet, unlike many other elected officials, AGs can be lobbied "to drop investigations, change policies, negotiate favorable settlements or pressure…
  • Oct 24

    US Childhood Poverty Hits Its Highest Point in 20 Year

    US Childhood Poverty Hits Its Highest Point in 20 Year
    A recent report published in the JAMA Pediatrics highlights a new low for the US: childhood poverty has reached a 20 year high. In the report, Dr. Glenn Flores and Bruce Lesley call on lawmakers to enact policy to successfully...
Rank this Week: 1847

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 3393

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: 2272

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Oct 29

    A "Must-See" Video for Jessup Competitor

    A &quot;Must-See&quot; Video for Jessup Competitor
    This helpful video discusses legal issues in the current Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and provides some tips on effective advocacy. The Moderator is Lesley Benn, Executive Director, International Law Students…
  • Oct 27

    40th Annual Meeting of the New York African Studies Association

    40th Annual Meeting of the New York African Studies Association
    A special three-college conference in the capital of New York State will mark the 40th conference of the New York African Studies Association. On 3-4 April 2015 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Union College in Schenectady, and…
  • Oct 27

    UN Compensation Commission Pays Out Another Billion for the 1990 Invasion by Iraq; Total Amount Paid So Far is $47.8 Billion

    UN Compensation Commission Pays Out Another Billion for the 1990 Invasion by Iraq; Total Amount Paid So Far is $47.8 Billion
    The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses in the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, last week made $1.06 billion available to the Government of Kuwait. With today's payment,…
Rank this Week: 1008

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/
  • Oct 29

    Remembering Our Best Selve

    Remembering Our Best Selve
    An earlier version of this post appeared as an op-ed in the Edmonton Journal. It has been a difficult week in Canada. The shocking deaths of Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo while in uniform, the images of gunfire in Parliament,...
  • Oct 28

    How Rod met Ralph

    How Rod met Ralph
  • Oct 27

    Rod Love RIP

    Rod Love RIP
    Rod Love, Premier Klein's right hand man for so long and whose rise was equally meteoric as Premier Klein's. has passed away. My thoughts and prayers and condolences to his family and loved ones.
Rank this Week: 4515

GreenLaw

GreenLaw

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

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Oct 29

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II
    Land Use Climate Bubbles are emerging in every region of the country that should rivet the attention of policy makers. In numerous communities, property values are declining because of repeated flooding, continued threats of storm surges,…
  • Oct 16

    The Remarkable case of Sidney, New York

    The Remarkable case of Sidney, New York
    Sidney is in retreat. Situated next to the Susquehanna River in the Catskill Mountains of New York, the village was built on a floodplain on the south side of the river. In 2006, Sidney was hit by a record-breaking storm that dropped 14…
  • Oct 14

    “The Ancients Stole All Our Good Ideas”

    “The Ancients Stole All Our Good Ideas”
    Protecting the Environment Through Land Use Law: Standing Ground, starts with this quote from Emerson, “All of my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.” The quote introduces Chapter One of this book, which is entitled The…
Rank this Week: 4415

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/
  • Oct 29

    Addressing cure for “zombie” plague

    Addressing cure for “zombie” plague
    Vacant properties are a persistent land use issue in the most financially distressed regions, as thousands of properties currently sit empty throughout nation. “Zombie” properties result when a bank begins foreclosure proceedings on a…
  • Oct 28

    The Living New Deal: All New Deal projects on one map

    The Living New Deal: All New Deal projects on one map
    My colleague and compatriate in maps, Lee Dillion, alerted me to an extraordinary website that is seeking to catalogue, map, and provide a short description of all the major art and architecture projects of the New Deal. The website is...
  • Oct 27

    Malloy on Land Use Law and Disability

    Malloy on Land Use Law and Disability
    Cambridge University Press has just announced the release of Robin Paul Malloy's new book, Land Use Law and Disability: Planning and Zoning for Accessible Communities (2014). In it, Robin argues for a new generation of inclusive design…
Rank this Week: 1012

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/
  • Oct 29

    Death of a Gladiator: James LaRossa Die

    Death of a Gladiator: James LaRossa Die
    James (Jimmy) LaRossa, one of New York City's top criminal defense lawyers, died recently. LaRossa, according to the New York Times obituary, see here, was "'the last of the gladiators' -- his characterization of defense lawyers."…
  • Oct 27

    Too Much Skin in the Game? A Review of Sidney Powell's Licensed To Lie

    Too Much Skin in the Game? A Review of Sidney Powell's Licensed To Lie
    Imagine being so angry at prosecutorial shenanigans in one of your cases that you decide to write a book. A book that names names and settles scores. A book that details the Brady violations you believe occurred in your client's...
  • Oct 6

    Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Steven

    Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Steven
    Rob Cary's book, "Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens" is a wonderful read and reminder of what needs to be corrected in our criminal justice system. Discovery in a criminal case is incredibly important,…
Rank this Week: 2406

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Oct 29

    Dueling Law

    Dueling Law
    I’ve been going through the state bills of rights written in the nineteenth century and have come across some wild provisions.  Take this one from the Iowa Bill of Rights of 1846: “Any citizen of this State who may hereafter…
  • Oct 29

    FAN 38 (First Amendment News) Abrams Institute to host conference on Net Neutrality

    FAN 38 (First Amendment News) Abrams Institute to host conference on Net Neutrality
    On November 3rd, the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression will host a conference entitled Net Neutrality: From Debate to Policy Decisions. The conference will take place at the Century Association located at 7 West 43rd…
  • Oct 27

    The 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, Privacy Laws Today

    The 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, Privacy Laws Today
    http://www.law.uconn.edu/calendar/symposium/volume-47-symposium-50th-anniversary-griswold-v-connecticut-privacy-laws-today
Rank this Week: 610

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/
  • Oct 29

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Beyond Words, Solicitors Journal, Sept. 30, 2014 Andrea J. Boyack, Common Interest Community Covenants and the Freedom of Contract Myth. 22 J.L. & Pol'y 767 (2014) Jan De Bruyne, Liability of Classification Societies:…
  • Oct 28

    Urgent call for panel proposals – 3 days remaining

    Urgent call for panel proposals – 3 days remaining
    Professor Mark Burge and I are organizing a panel for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) to be held in Boca Raton, Florida July 27-August 2, 2015. The recommended application date is this Friday,...
  • Oct 28

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 211 Rolling Back the Repo Safe Harbors Edward R. Morrison, Mark J. Roe and Christopher S. Sontchi Columbia Law School, Harvard Law…
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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/
  • Oct 29

    How Not to File a Tax Court Petition

    How Not to File a Tax Court Petition
    A recent case, Sanchez v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2014-223, demonstrates how a taxpayer should not file a Tax Court petition. The taxpayer received a notice of deficiency that was mailed on December 2, 2013, making the petition due by March 3, 2014.…
  • Oct 27

    The True Cost of Stopping a Tax Increase

    The True Cost of Stopping a Tax Increase
    From this story, I learned that there is a ballot question in Massachusetts asking voters to decide whether the inflation-adjustment indexing of the state gasoline tax, enacted in 2013 and scheduled to go into effect in 2015, should be…
  • Oct 24

    At The Mercy of the Tax Office

    At The Mercy of the Tax Office
    It could be anyone’s nightmare. For one woman, it is her reality.According to this story, the city of Norcross, Georgia, has sold a woman’s condominium unit because she did not pay a $94.85 city tax bill. She did not receive the…
Rank this Week: 2658

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    The NCIS, Child Pornography and the Posse Comitatus Act

    The NCIS, Child Pornography and the Posse Comitatus Act
    After a jury convicted Michael Dreyer of “one count of distributing child pornography . . . in violation of 18 U.S. Code §2252(a)(2) and (b)(1), and one count of possessing child pornography . . . in violation…
  • Oct 27

    The "High-Level Security Employee," Emails and Murder

    The "High-Level Security Employee," Emails and Murder
    This post examines an opinion the Appellate Court of Illinois issued recently: Regions Bank v. Joyce Meyer Ministries, Inc., 2014 IL App (5th) 130193 (2014). As the court explains in the opening sentence of its opinion, the plaintiff in the…
  • Oct 24

    PowerPoint, Advocacy and Prosecutor Misconduct

    PowerPoint, Advocacy and Prosecutor Misconduct
    Geraldo Rivera was charged with, and tried for, “attempting to murder Sean and Michael Burns during a fight that started in a liquor store and ended in the parking lot.”  State v. Rivera, 2014 WL 5042454 (Superior Court of…
Rank this Week: 283

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
  • Oct 29

    What is Negotiation?, Part 2

    What is Negotiation?, Part 2
    We often think of negotiation as a distinct and climactic phase of a dispute. Interactions leading up to the final settlement event are often considered merely as preparation, if that. In litigated cases, we often ignore the litigation as if…
  • Oct 27

    Professor Jill Gross to give Hopkins Lecture on Arbitration on November 12th

    Professor Jill Gross to give Hopkins Lecture on Arbitration on November 12th
    Our wonderful colleague and fellow blogger, Jill Gross, has been named the James D. Hopkins Professor of Law at Pace Law School. She will be giving a lecture on November 12, 2014 at noon at Pace, entitled, “Setting the Record ……
  • Oct 27

    Puffing Suck

    Puffing Suck
    With no one to edit my language here :-), let’s call a spade a spade.  My thanks to John and Art for starting a really interesting conversation about puffery.  Teaching both ethics and negotiation, the crossroads of…
Rank this Week: 1422

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Oct 28

    Court Dismisses Challenge to IRS Non-Profit Proce

    Court Dismisses Challenge to IRS Non-Profit Proce
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Reggie B. Walton (D.D.C.) yesterday dismissed an action by True the Vote against the IRS for politicized foot-dragging on its 501(c)(3), not-for-profit application. The ruling ends True the…
  • Oct 24

    ConLaw Programs at AALS

    ConLaw Programs at AALS
    The AALS Annual Meeting will be held January 2-5, 2015, and will feature a number of programs of interest to ConLawProfs, including: Perspectives on Federal Power Under the Reconstruction Amendments (Section on Constitutional Law)…
  • Oct 23

    CAC Examines Roberts at 10

    CAC Examines Roberts at 10
    The Constitutional Accountability Center is examining Chief Justice John Roberts's first decade in office in a series of posts and articles called Roberts at 10. Here's the intro. Brianne Gorod, the CAC's appellate counsel, posted most…
Rank this Week: 178

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Oct 28

    The Roca Labs Order

    The Roca Labs Order
    There are plenty of articles out there on Roca Labs. I’ll just provide the order, without comment. Ok, one quote: As Plaintiff has not demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits of any one of its claims, it is unnecessary to…
  • Oct 26

    The Candy Bitch

    The Candy Bitch
    I make no secret about the fact that I do consider open bloody class war to be an ok way to fix things. “Life is like a stew, you have to stir it frequently, or all the scum rises to the top.” I felt that way when I lived off $300…
  • Oct 26

    The Candy Bitch

    The Candy Bitch
    I make no secret about the fact that I do consider open bloody class war to be an ok way to fix things. “Life is like a stew, you have to stir it frequently, or all the scum rises to the top.” I felt that way when I lived off $300…
Rank this Week: 308

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/
  • Oct 28

    Guns v. PR in Palestine

    Guns v. PR in Palestine
    Whenever I speak about Israel and Palestine, I get angry and anguished letters from both sides. I understand. The world is going to heck in so many ways – growing population, destroying our environment, killing each other – why…
  • Oct 21

    Reactions to Obama and African-American

    Reactions to Obama and African-American
    Several people recently hopped the White House fence and were caught with weapons. Many treat Obama as if he can’t do anything right. Some insist they want him to lead while making it impossible to do that. From the beginning of…
  • Oct 14

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us have realized that sending troops into some areas can be counter-productive. No matter how many the Israelis kill, more Palestinians prepare to fight them. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms…
Rank this Week: 4520

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Oct 28

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Steven P. Grossman, Using the DNA Testing of Arrestees to Reevaluate Fourth Amendment Doctrine, 49 Valparaiso U. L. Rev. (Forthcoming). Elissa Philip, Learning About Ineffectiveness: Physicians’ Prescription Decisions Regarding Off-Label…
  • Oct 28

    Guest Blogger Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law Tara A. Ragone- State Quarantines: Balancing Public Health with Liberty Interest

    Guest Blogger Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law Tara A. Ragone- State Quarantines: Balancing Public Health with Liberty Interest
    Nurse Kaci Hickox is a powerful reminder that states must carefully balance patient’s liberty interests when crafting appropriate, reasonable responses to potential threats to public safety. Beginning with New York and New Jersey last…
  • Oct 27

    Hot off the press!

    Hot off the press!
    In this article, published today at the Illinois Law Review online, Jessica Roberts and I argue why the Medicaid expansion is a matter of social justice that must be taken seriously in the upcoming gubernatorial elections. Here's the blurb…
Rank this Week: 592

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Oct 28

    Canada’s New “Anti-Terrorism” Bill: Responding to the Courts, Not the Attack

    Canada’s New “Anti-Terrorism” Bill: Responding to the Courts, Not the Attack
    The government yesterday introduced Bill C-44, the Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act. While some were expecting significant new surveillance, decreased warrant thresholds, and detention measures, this bill is a response to several…
  • Oct 27

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure
    Two shocking terror attacks on Canadian soil, one striking at the very heart of the Canadian parliament buildings and both leaving behind dead soldiers. Office buildings, shopping centres, and classrooms placed under lockdown for hours with…
  • Oct 27

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 25, 2014 as Why We Need To Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measures Two shocking terror attacks on Canadian soil, one striking at the very heart of the Canadian parliament buildings and both leaving…
Rank this Week: 607

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/
  • Oct 28

    So you want to be a law professor

    So you want to be a law professor
    So you want to be a law professor. If you do a quick Internet search (as I did today), you will likely find the following advice: The most important factors in determining your success in the market for a law professor position are: (1) the…
  • Oct 3

    The “Dark Side” of Being a Lawyer

    The “Dark Side” of Being a Lawyer
    http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/09/15/law-students-need-to-hear-about-the-dark-side-of-being-a-lawyer-says-professor/Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Sep 29

    Bibliography on Education Reform, courtesy of Patricia Salkin

    Bibliography on Education Reform, courtesy of Patricia Salkin
    Fall is here and in addition to the start of the academic semester, the NYSBA Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar is in high gear.  So much has been written about changes in legal education in a short period of time, it…
Rank this Week: 4522

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Oct 27

    Ward Farnsworth at Volokh Conspiracy

    Ward Farnsworth at Volokh Conspiracy
    Ward Farnsworth will be guest-blogging at The Volokh Conspiracy in the coming days regarding is new book, "Restitution: Civil Liability for Unjust Enrichment" He posted his first substantive contribution, "Restitution law:…
  • Oct 23

    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen

    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen
    I have posted Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizens on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment requires criminal defense attorneys to advise non-citizen clients…
  • Oct 22

    Lander on Adjunct

    Lander on Adjunct
    David Lander, an adjunct professor at St. Louis, is guest-blogging at The Faculty Lounge. So far he has posted, in order of publication: Impacts of recent developments on the use of adjuncts How many adjuncts and what courses should they...
Rank this Week: 76

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 27

    The Child Quasi-Witne

    The Child Quasi-Witne
    As it happens, Steve Ceci, a noted developmental psychologist at Cornell, and I have drafted an article, to be published in a few months in the University of Chicago Law Review, that uses the Clark case as a touchstone for presenting our…
  • Oct 26

    State Action and the Confrontation Clause

    State Action and the Confrontation Clause
    Regular contributor Paul Vinegrad, in comments to my previous posting, has been arguing that there’s no state action for purposes of the Confrontation Clause, as made applicable to the states by the Fourteenth Amendment, unless a state…
  • Oct 2

    Supreme Court grants cert in a confrontation Clause case involving a child

    Supreme Court grants cert in a confrontation Clause case involving a child
    The Supreme Court granted certiorari today in Ohio v. Clark, a case involving a statement by a three-year-old child.  As it happens, Steve Ceci and I have used this case as the touchstone for discussion in an article soon to be published…
Rank this Week: 2451

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/
  • Oct 27

    Happy birthday, John Cleese!

    Happy birthday, John Cleese!
    And here is his lecture on how to be creative.
  • Oct 27

    A nice shout-out in a book review.

    A nice shout-out in a book review.
    See here.  Thanks, Sue Liemer!
  • Oct 16

    Congratulations to the wonderful Kathleen Lyon!

    Congratulations to the wonderful Kathleen Lyon!
    Full story here, but here's my favorite paragraph:The 10th and final Distinguished Service Award is presented to Tax Division Office of the Assistant Attorney General Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General Kathleen E.…
Rank this Week: 1171

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/
  • Oct 27

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?
    My Twitter account was abuzz with notifications yesterday with discussion and questions about the law of dismissal.  As a rep hockey coach, I of course was at hockey rinks most of the day and had no idea what was going on.  A quick…
  • Oct 14

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?
    I recently completed Chapter 18 of my forthcoming book The Law of Work, called “Tort Law and Work“.  Torts are usually treated as peripheral in texts on work law.  There is reference to torts here and there in the…
  • Oct 10

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?
    An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes.  Kendra Behringer, 24, complained that one prospective employer threw out her…
Rank this Week: 1256