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Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Aug 18

    What did you just say?

    What did you just say?
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was one of the most renowned U.S. Supreme Court Justices in American legal history. He wrote a letter home to his father after his first day as a law student at Harvard stating, "I did not...
  • Aug 17

    What Type of Learner Are You? A "Passive" or an "Activist" Learner?

    What Type of Learner Are You? A "Passive" or an "Activist" Learner?
    Perhaps you've heard the term "self-regulated learner." To be honest, I'm not very good at regulating myself (or anyone else at all). So, the phrase "self-regulated learner" tends to fall flat on my ears because I just…
  • Aug 16

    Law School Is Not For You

    Law School Is Not For You
    First, I would like to acknowledge the entry by my colleague OJ Salinas titled “Focusing When You’re Frustrated and, Potentially, Frightened: Some ASP Thoughts Following Charlottesville.” He expresses a part of my inability to be…
Rank this Week: 4263

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    A Good Guess In a Tax-or-Fee Prediction

    A Good Guess In a Tax-or-Fee Prediction
    The email arrived a few days ago from a reader with the simple subject line, “you were right.” For a moment, before opening the email, I scanned my memory banks for any reminder of having engaged in a debate, dispute, discussion,…
  • Aug 16

    Taxing a Tax

    Taxing a Tax
    Cook County, Illinois, enacted a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. The county also imposes a sales tax, which together with the state sales tax, amounts to 9 percent. According to this report, among others, Yvan Wojtecki has started…
  • Aug 14

    Taxes, Passwords, and the Consumption of Hour

    Taxes, Passwords, and the Consumption of Hour
    I’ve been using computers, in one way or another, since 1972. I have owned a personal computer of one sort or another since 1983. I have been “on the internet” since the early 1990s. I started browsing with Mosaic and Cello.…
Rank this Week: 594

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 18

    No-Action Letter for Deere & Company Permitted Exclusion of Emissions Elimination Proposal

    No-Action Letter for Deere & Company Permitted Exclusion of Emissions Elimination Proposal
    In Deere & Co., 2016 BL 406370 (Dec. 5, 2016), Deere & Company (“Deere”) requested the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) permit omission of a proposal submitted by Christine Jantz…
  • Aug 11

    Disappearing Women

    Disappearing Women
    How quickly things change—and not for the better.  In June, Fortune magazine reported that woman were “making strides” because a whopping 6.4% of CEOs were female.  As sad as that figure is, it just got much…
  • Apr 21

    Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Fisher: The Issue of Representative Shareholder

    Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Fisher: The Issue of Representative Shareholder
    In Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Fisher, 2016 BL 16110 (S.D. Tex. Jan. 21, 2016), third party plaintiffs Frank Fisher (“Fisher”), Robert Sonfield (“Sonfield”), and the Livingston Growth Fund Trust…
Rank this Week: 203

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    4,000 Faith Leaders Oppose Repeal of Johnson Amendment

    4,000 Faith Leaders Oppose Repeal of Johnson Amendment
    As reported by Americans United, this week a letter signed by more than 4,000 faith leaders from all 50 states (full text) was sent to members of Congress urging them to keep the Johnson Amendment in the Internal Revenue Code.  That…
  • Aug 18

    Northern Ireland Court Says No Right To Same-Sex Marriage

    Northern Ireland Court Says No Right To Same-Sex Marriage
    A trial court judge in the High Court of Northern Ireland yesterday held that the rights of same-sex couples under the European Convention on Human Rights are not infringed by the law of Northern Ireland which allows them only enter civil…
  • Aug 18

    USCIRF Issues New Report on Blasphemy Laws Around the World

    USCIRF Issues New Report on Blasphemy Laws Around the World
    The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom this week released a report titled Respecting Rights? Measuring the World’s Blasphemy Laws. The report Overview describes the content:This report examines and compares the content…
Rank this Week: 59

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 18

    Legal Education Goes Digital

    Legal Education Goes Digital
    For the past few years, Queen’s Law has been exploring new teaching and learning tools in the classroom and beyond. “Blended” learning has been a growing component in our teaching: providing more course materials and videos…
  • Aug 17

    2017 Annotated Quebec Civil Code Available for Free on CAIJ Quebec Legal Info Portal

    2017 Annotated Quebec Civil Code Available for Free on CAIJ Quebec Legal Info Portal
    The 20th edition (2017) of the Code civil du Québec annoté by Jean-Louis Baudouin & Yvon Renaud is now available on the website of the CAIJ. CAIJ is the Centre d’accès à l’information juridique, the…
  • Aug 17

    Employee’s Appeal for Dismissal of His Wrongful Termination Action Rejected

    Employee’s Appeal for Dismissal of His Wrongful Termination Action Rejected
    The employee in this case appealed the dismissal of his wrongful dismissal action. One of the issues on appeal was whether the trial judge reversed the onus on the employee to prove just cause. Background The employee was employed as a…
Rank this Week: 29

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Aug 18

    Charlottesville Puts the Spotlight on Neo-Nazi

    Charlottesville Puts the Spotlight on Neo-Nazi
    On the Townhall Review, a radio program I host, we are loaded this weekend. Great segments from Salem talkers.
  • Aug 15

    White Hot Political Passion

    White Hot Political Passion
    Said the host in his interview of Senator Coons yesterday, “I actually think our politics are close to breaking apart here.”  I agree – the American political system is being stretched to its limits.  What I find…
  • Aug 14

    Delaware’s Democratic Senator Chris Coons On Charlottesville, Partisanship, North Korea

    Delaware’s Democratic Senator Chris Coons On Charlottesville, Partisanship, North Korea
    Senator Chris Coons (D-Del) joined me this morning to discuss his new essay in The Atlantic on progressives and their emerging collective tension between “progressives” and Christians and other people of faith:
Rank this Week: 2288

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/
  • Aug 17

    Learning from History

    Learning from History
    In times like these, history is an important source of perspective, ideas and even role models. One such role model is Pauli Murray (1910-1985), the African American lawyer whose ideas contributed so much to progressive lawyering and…
  • Aug 16

    Today, I Speak

    Today, I Speak
    by Sarah H. Paoletti, Practice Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School Compassion, vigilance and diligence. Those were the three action words I shared with my students when confronted with our collective and individual anxiety…
  • Aug 16

    Destruction Leadership

    Destruction Leadership
    Mr. Trump is at risk of impeachment, if not indictment. His advisers, former and current, including family members are at risk. Foreign leaders no longer trust Mr. Trump with confidential information. In short, we have a narcissist under…
Rank this Week: 1620

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 17

    Venezuela is Like... PDVSA's Alter Ego, and Vice Versa?

    Venezuela is Like... PDVSA's Alter Ego, and Vice Versa?
    And so it begins. As Anna notes, Venezuela is in dire straits, yet its stubborn insistence on paying bondholders puts it in the running for "world's slowest train wreck." When the wheels finally leave the tracks, expect a…
  • Aug 9

    Guess Who's Supporting Predatory Lending?

    Guess Who's Supporting Predatory Lending?
    Guess who’s sponsoring legislation to facilitate predatory lending? It’s not just the usual suspects from the GOP, but it looks like a number of centrist “New Democrats” are signing up to help predatory financial institutions evade…
  • Aug 9

    CFPB Politics Update

    CFPB Politics Update
    Time for a CFPB politics update: FSOC veto, Congressional Review Act override of the arbitration rulemaking, Director succession line, and contempt of Congress all discussed below the break. What happened to that FSOC Veto Threat? The OCC…
Rank this Week: 348

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Skulason v. California Bureau of Real Estate (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)

    Skulason v. California Bureau of Real Estate (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)
    What Justice Humes says is absolutely right:"Skulason’s point is well taken. There is no doubt that the Internet substantially increases the ease with which the public can access information that was previously available only…
  • Aug 16

    Ponte v. County of Calaveras (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)

    Ponte v. County of Calaveras (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)
    This introductory paragraph really gets to the heart of the matter:"Plaintiff Dennis Ponte is asking defendant County of Calaveras (County) to pay him over $150,000 to reimburse him for work purportedly performed on the County’s behalf…
  • Aug 14

    People v. Trever P. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2017)

    People v. Trever P. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2017)
    I just knew that when this opinion mentioned that it involved a 12-year old child babysitting his 4-year old cousin that we'd be talking about something bad.Admittedly, I didn't know that it'd be this bad.  For example, that we'd be…
Rank this Week: 269

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: 2275

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Aug 17

    Erie, Federal Courts & the Media

    Erie, Federal Courts & the Media
    This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued its decision in Block v. Tanenhaus, reinstating a Loyola University professor’s claims for defamation and false light against the New York Times and two of its authors. The...
  • Aug 17

    Cal Western is Hiring in Civil Procedure!

    Cal Western is Hiring in Civil Procedure!
    California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applications from entry-level and junior-lateral candidates for a tenure-track position to begin on or about August 1, 2018. We are looking for candidates with strong academic backgrounds, a…
  • Aug 16

    Another Amendment to FRCP 4

    Another Amendment to FRCP 4
    Last year we covered an interesting but somewhat obscure issue that came up in connection with the 2015 and 2016 amendments to Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Inconsistencies in the text of these two amendments left...
Rank this Week: 136

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Aug 17

    Corbin on Government Employees and Religion

    Corbin on Government Employees and Religion
    Friend-of-Blog Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has just posted on SSRN a wonderful new article on the intersection of government employees and religion. From the Abstract of "Government Employee Religion": "Picture a county clerk…
  • Aug 14

    Hacked Employment Law

    Hacked Employment Law
    Charlotte Alexander (Georgia State) and Liz Tippett (Oregon) have just posted on SSRN their article (forthcoming Missouri L. Rev.) The Hacking of Employment Law. Here's the abstract of this timely (pun intended!) article: Employers can use…
  • Aug 14

    Firing Nazi

    Firing Nazi
    David Yamada (Suffolk) has a post worth reading over at Minding the Workplace on Can an employer fire a publicly-avowed white supremacist? The answer: almost certainly yes for private-sector employers; yes with some free-speech caveats for…
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • Aug 17

    A striking paragraph in today's NYT report about the fiasco of Trump's apologetics for Nazis and racist

    A striking paragraph in today's NYT report about the fiasco of Trump's apologetics for Nazis and racist
    This paragraph lept out at me: The president’s top advisers described themselves as stunned, despondent and numb. Several said they were unable to see how Mr. Trump’s presidency would recover, and others expressed doubts about his…
  • Aug 17

    DeNiro on Trump (from last October)

    DeNiro on Trump (from last October)
    It's clearer and clearer how right he was:
  • Aug 17

    Philosopher's Annual: Best Papers from 2016

    Philosopher's Annual: Best Papers from 2016
    Professor Grim forwarded the announcement this morning to all the Nominating Editors (I've added institutional affiliation of the author for 2017-18 in parentheses); I'm pleased to see several excellent historical papers among the winners…
Rank this Week: 591

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 17

    The NAFTA E-commerce Chapter: Ensuring the New Chapter Reflects Canadian Prioritie

    The NAFTA E-commerce Chapter: Ensuring the New Chapter Reflects Canadian Prioritie
    Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined Canada's NAFTA negotiating objectives in talk earlier this week, identifying the need to modernize NAFTA so that "all sectors of our economy can reap the full benefits of the digital…
  • Aug 16

    How Canada Can Use NAFTA’s IP Chapter to Level the Innovation Playing Field

    How Canada Can Use NAFTA’s IP Chapter to Level the Innovation Playing Field
    The NAFTA renegotiation gets underway today, days after Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined Canada's NAFTA negotiating objectives. As her first core objective, Freeland identified modernizing NAFTA so that "all sectors of our…
  • Aug 15

    Good Politics, Bad Policy: Melanie Joly Sends TV Licensing Cancon Decision Back to the CRTC

    Good Politics, Bad Policy: Melanie Joly Sends TV Licensing Cancon Decision Back to the CRTC
    Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announced via Twitter yesterday that the government has asked the CRTC to reconsider its TV licensing decision from earlier this year that established a uniform broadcaster spending requirement of 5…
Rank this Week: 593

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Aug 17

    2017 Capital Area Legal Writing Conference

    2017 Capital Area Legal Writing Conference
    The 2017 Annual Capital Area Legal Writing Conference will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Regent University School of Law. There will be no conference fee. Presentation proposals are invited on topics related to teaching legal…
  • Aug 11

    Sign Up for an ALWD Committee by August 15, 2017

    Sign Up for an ALWD Committee by August 15, 2017
    If you're a member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), you have a chance to participate in one of the organization's committees during the coming academic year. There are many committees to choose from on the 2017-18…
  • Aug 8

    Linda Berger Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Scholarship

    Linda Berger Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Scholarship
    The Association of Legal Writing Directors ("ALWD") has established the Linda Berger Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Scholarship. The award is named for the initial recipient, Linda Berger. Linda Berger is…
Rank this Week: 4264

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Aug 16

    It’s an Either-Or Question: Trump or Decency

    It’s an Either-Or Question: Trump or Decency
    Marci A. Hamilton, a professor and resident senior fellow in the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, minces no words in criticizing President Trump’s taking sides with neo-Nazis and supporters of the KKK. Hamilton…
  • Aug 15

    The Meaning of an Alabama Abortion Law Governing Minor

    The Meaning of an Alabama Abortion Law Governing Minor
    Cornell University law professor Sherry F. Colb explains the meaning behind an Alabama law governing minors who wish to have an abortion but are unable or unwilling to get their parents’ consent. Colb argues that the law was correctly…
  • Aug 13

    Indicting the President: President Clinton’s Justice Department Says No

    Indicting the President: President Clinton’s Justice Department Says No
    Chapman University Fowler School of Law professor Ronald D. Rotunda explains his legal conclusion in the opinion letter he authored for Ken Star regarding the ability of a federal grand jury to indict a sitting president. Rotunda points out…
Rank this Week: 3330

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    An Unanswered Question from Charlottesville

    An Unanswered Question from Charlottesville
    As posed by me on CNN.com. Here are the first few paragraphs: How much longer can decent people serve in Trump's cabinet? President Donald Trump was not standing alone on the podium when he informed the world that some participants...
  • Aug 9

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018
    On behalf of the Executive Committee for the Section on Professional Responsibility, I write to share with you a fabulous day of events planned for the AALS Annual Meeting in sunny San Diego on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Please plan...
  • Jul 27

    New Co-Authored Article: Attorneys' Career Dissatisfaction in the New Normal

    New Co-Authored Article: Attorneys' Career Dissatisfaction in the New Normal
    As readers are aware, there has been a great deal of speculation concerning legal careers in the post-recession period. To fill a gap in the empirical literature, Gabriele Plickert (Sociology-Cal Poly Pomona) and I have been working on a…
Rank this Week: 45

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Aug 16

    Revisiting recent posts on Great Lakes law and policy

    Revisiting recent posts on Great Lakes law and policy
    I have recently written in this space about several legal and policy matters of current importance to the Great Lakes, including the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin’s application for a diversion of Great Lakes water pursuant to the Great…
  • Aug 14

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection
    The colonial Americans famously had their “scarlet letter” punishments, which marked and shamed the criminal. Today, the stigma of a conviction may be less vividly displayed, but it is no less real. Two interesting new…
  • Jul 31

    Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    The Department of Labor passed a new Fiduciary rule on June 9, 2017, that has shaken up the investment and retirement-advice market. The new rule holds financial advisers who provide investment advice and recommendations in retirement…
Rank this Week: 2932

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Aug 16

    Fifty Shades of Gray Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities - Jonathan Rosenbloom

    Fifty Shades of Gray Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities - Jonathan Rosenbloom
    Jonathan Rosenbloom, of Drake Law, has posted "Fifty Shades of Gray Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities." In the article, Rosenbloom highlights the path dependency of local governments in investing…
  • Jul 12

    A Case Study Mini-Library

    A Case Study Mini-Library
    For years, I, like many other professors, have been using case studies in the classroom. Some of my favorites have come from the Stanford Law School case study series and from Harvard Law School's series of negotiation exercises (I've used...
  • Jul 11

    2017 Regulatory Takings Conference

    2017 Regulatory Takings Conference
    Professors Alexandra Klass (Minnesota Law) and John Echeverria (Vermont Law) will be co-hosting the 2017 Regulatory Takings Conference, to be held at the University of Minnesota Law School on October 6, 2017. Here is a link to the conference…
Rank this Week: 2169

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Aug 16

    What duties do lead counsel owe plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation?

    What duties do lead counsel owe plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation?
    There is a persistent question in multidistrict proceedings: what duties do lead lawyers owe to individual plaintiffs who have no direct attorney-client relationship with them? That's the question at the heart of a recent opinion by Judge…
  • Aug 7

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial
    Bellwether trials are a mass tort phenomenon that is often reported in the media, but too often journalists put more emphasis on an individual trial or even a small set of trials than is warranted. This post tries to explain...
  • Aug 6

    James Henderson on the Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Tort

    James Henderson on the Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Tort
    Professor James Henderson (Cornell Law) has posted to SSRN his article, The Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Torts, 52 Ga. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: Punitive damages have been around for centuries in classic…
Rank this Week: 1175

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/
  • Aug 16

    White-on-White Trademark Usage Might Constitute Initial Interest Confusion–Agdia v. Xia

    White-on-White Trademark Usage Might Constitute Initial Interest Confusion–Agdia v. Xia
    Are we really litigating trademark references in white-on-white text in 2017??? Yes, we are, and yes, the whole case is a throwback to the mid-2000s (e.g., the 2008 Venture Tape case)–with effects that would be comical if they…
  • Aug 15

    LinkedIn Enjoined From Blocking Scraper–hiQ v. LinkedIn

    LinkedIn Enjoined From Blocking Scraper–hiQ v. LinkedIn
    hiQ Labs has scraped LinkedIn public profiles for several years. hiQ offers two products, entirely predicated on LinkedIn-scraped data: (1) a prediction to employers which employees were mostly likely to be recruited away, and (2) a summary…
  • Aug 15

    How Section 230 Helps Sex Trafficking Victims (and SESTA Would Hurt Them) (Guest Blog Post)

    How Section 230 Helps Sex Trafficking Victims (and SESTA Would Hurt Them) (Guest Blog Post)
    by guest blogger Alex F. Levy [Eric’s introduction: Alex Levy teaches Human Trafficking and Human Markets at Notre Dame Law School. She has written a timely and provocative article, The Virtues of Unvirtuous Spaces, about Backpage and…
Rank this Week: 194

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Aug 16

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up
    Final session…  I posed the last question set out in our programme: where to from here?  One participant answered it in an interestingly oblique way.  What about the model of the encounter, he said – is it all…
  • Aug 16

    Vivien Holmes, Pamela Taylor-Barnett: The power of narrative – immersive video/audio work with student

    Vivien Holmes, Pamela Taylor-Barnett: The power of narrative – immersive video/audio work with student
    Vivien and Pamela presented on the work they’re doing on using video clips to enhance the approaches taken by Mary Gentile in her educational design work and in her fine book, Giving Voice to Values.  The video excerpts, produced…
  • Aug 16

    Moira Murray: Student evaluation of the use of SCs at ANU College of Law

    Moira Murray: Student evaluation of the use of SCs at ANU College of Law
    Moira described how the 2012 pilot project was designed in the ANU College of Law.  I trained the SCs for ANU CoL back then, the pilot was held, and there was consolidated and refresher training, too, of SCs.  Each student of 104…
Rank this Week: 3468

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
  • Aug 16

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up
    Final session…  I posed the last question set out in our programme: where to from here?  One participant answered it in an interestingly oblique way.  What about the model of the encounter, he said – is it all…
  • Aug 16

    Vivien Holmes, Pamela Taylor-Barnett: The power of narrative – immersive video/audio work with student

    Vivien Holmes, Pamela Taylor-Barnett: The power of narrative – immersive video/audio work with student
    Vivien and Pamela presented on the work they’re doing on using video clips to enhance the approaches taken by Mary Gentile in her educational design work and in her fine book, Giving Voice to Values.  The video excerpts, produced…
  • Aug 16

    Moira Murray: Student evaluation of the use of SCs at ANU College of Law

    Moira Murray: Student evaluation of the use of SCs at ANU College of Law
    Moira described how the 2012 pilot project was designed in the ANU College of Law.  I trained the SCs for ANU CoL back then, the pilot was held, and there was consolidated and refresher training, too, of SCs.  Each student of 104…
Rank this Week: 1482

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 92

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 16

    Sharkey on Data Breach Claims and the Economic Loss Rule

    Sharkey on Data Breach Claims and the Economic Loss Rule
    Cathy Sharkey has posted to SSRN Can Data Breach Claims Survive the Economic Loss Rule?. The abstract provides: Data security breach cases are fertile ground to explore the impact of the economic loss rule and to challenge the conceptual…
  • Aug 15

    Lawyers for Civil Justice Urges Reform of MDL Procedure

    Lawyers for Civil Justice Urges Reform of MDL Procedure
    The report is here: Download DC-_641863-v1-LCJ_Request_for_Rulemaking_Concerning_MDL_cases_2017 The gist: According to Rule 1, the FRCP ‘govern the procedure in all civil actions and proceedings in the United States district courts.’ It…
  • Aug 14

    Northwestern's Shapo to Receive 2018 Prosser Award

    Northwestern's Shapo to Receive 2018 Prosser Award
    The AALS Section on Torts and Compensation Systems is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018 William L. Prosser Award is Marshall S. Shapo, the Frederic P. Vose Professor of Law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law....
Rank this Week: 2160

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Aug 15

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law, with more than 20,000 members around the world, has some of the most interesting and productive conferences you'll find. Here's a list of upcoming events. Visit the ABA Section of…
  • Aug 15

    Comparative and Trans-Systemic Legal Education

    Comparative and Trans-Systemic Legal Education
    Victor V. Ramraj, Chair in Asia-Pacific Legal Relations and Professor at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in Canada, spoke to students and faculty at the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law in Thimphu, Bhutan. His topic for the...
  • Aug 12

    Reminder: ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program - Application Deadline Extended to August 18, 2017

    Reminder: ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program - Application Deadline Extended to August 18, 2017
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) and its Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) has extended the application deadline for its its fifth year of the Women in International Law Mentoring Program. Since 2013, over 420…
Rank this Week: 170

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 15

    Shots Fired – The Tragedy of Policy Shooting

    Shots Fired – The Tragedy of Policy Shooting
    Last night I heard an episode of Radio Lab, which they call “Shots Fired,” that is far and away the best presentation I have heard about the persistent tragedy of police shootings. They were very blunt about the part that racial…
  • Aug 15

    The Dagger in the Heart of Labor

    The Dagger in the Heart of Labor
    Last week I spoke about labor. Next week is the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s speech at the 1963 March on Washington. I intended to connect the two. After hate intervened in Charlottesville, that’s even more urgent. In the…
  • Aug 12

    On the Effects of Brown

    On the Effects of Brown
    To make it available on the web, I am posting this commentary originally aired on Dec. 10, 2003 together with a footnote describing the literature: ON THE EFFECTS OF BROWN Steve Gottlieb It is easy to forget how recent are the pathologies…
Rank this Week: 4500

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    John Bingham on Racial Equality

    John Bingham on Racial Equality
    Let's focus for a moment on an actual hero of the Civil War era--John Bingham.  Here's what the drafter of Section One of the Fourteenth Amendment said at a campaign rally in 1867:“They undertake to alarm you with the plea that we…
  • Aug 15

    If federal law prohibits the sports gambling, which way does that cut in Christie v. NCAA?

    If federal law prohibits the sports gambling, which way does that cut in Christie v. NCAA?
    Mark Tushnet suggests that there's a very straightforward way of looking at Christie v. NCAA--namely, as what he calls a federal "preemption" case that can be resolved by ignoring New Jersey law and simply recognizing that the sports gambling…
  • Aug 15

    Anticommandeering, Preemption, and the Common Law: The PASPA Case

    Anticommandeering, Preemption, and the Common Law: The PASPA Case
    I'm afraid that I have an unbearably simple-minded view of Christie v. NCAA, New Jersey's challenge to the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). Here's a description of the statute. And here's the…
Rank this Week: 78

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Aug 15

    The Ratification of the ERA

    The Ratification of the ERA
    A few months ago, Nevada ratified the Equal Rights Amendment proposed by Congress in 1972.  I have no idea if this was done for symbolic reasons or from a genuine desire to see the ERA ratified.  Nevada’s action, though,…
  • Aug 15

    The Vice Presidential Exception

    The Vice Presidential Exception
    Here’s a curiosity about our constitutional system. There is one person in the Administration that a President cannot fire–the Vice-President. Suppose a Vice President someday becomes so estranged with the President that he…
  • Aug 15

    The Introduction of My New Book

    The Introduction of My New Book
    is available here for download.
Rank this Week: 769

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: 502

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: 4160

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Aug 15

    The Daily Stormer, Online Speech, and Internet Registrar

    The Daily Stormer, Online Speech, and Internet Registrar
    Most people I talk to think that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies should take down ugly-but-legal user speech. Platforms are generally applauded for taking down racist posts from the White Nationalist demonstrators in…
  • Aug 15

    Why is the Internet Like a Cell Phone? Carpenter v. U.S

    Why is the Internet Like a Cell Phone? Carpenter v. U.S
    If your cell phone is on, your location is known, tracked and recorded, whether you are in your home or in public. As you move around, your location history is created and stored by the carrier, numerous applications on the device, and…
  • Aug 11

    What Does the New CDA-Buster Legislation Actually Say?

    What Does the New CDA-Buster Legislation Actually Say?
    Alarm bells are sounding around the Internet about proposed changes to one of the US’s core Intermediary Liability laws, Communications Decency Act Section 230 (CDA 230). CDA 230 broadly immunizes Internet platforms against legal claims…
Rank this Week: 470

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 4061

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
  • Aug 15

    A poor attorney survey from the California State Bar on proposals to change the bar exam cut score

    A poor attorney survey from the California State Bar on proposals to change the bar exam cut score
    I'm not a member of the California State Bar (although I've been an active member of the Illinois State Bar for nearly 10 years), so I did not receive the survey that the state bar circulate late last week. Northwestern Dean Dan Rodriguez…
  • Aug 14

    How much post-JD non-clerkship work experience do entry-level law professors have?

    How much post-JD non-clerkship work experience do entry-level law professors have?
    Professor Sarah Lawsky offers her tireless and annual service compiling entry-level law professor hires. One chart of interest to me is the year of the JD: in recent years, about 10-20% of entering law professors obtained their JD within the…
  • Aug 11

    How should we think about law school-funded jobs?

    How should we think about law school-funded jobs?
    One of the most contentious elements of the proposed changes to the way law schools report jobs to the American Bar Association is how to handle law school-funded jobs. In my letter, I noted that more information and more careful examination…
Rank this Week: 1822

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 15

    Never again, again: The Yazidi Genocide

    Never again, again: The Yazidi Genocide
    On 15 August 2014, ISIS fighters ordered the Yazidis of Kocho to assemble in the village school. The women and younger children were forced upstairs while, on the ground floor, ISIS fighters divided the men and older boys in groups before…
  • Aug 15

    Introducing Sareta Ashraph

    Introducing Sareta Ashraph
    It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Sareta Ashraph. From May 2012 to November 2016, Sareta served as the Chief Analyst on the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, documenting violations of…
  • Aug 10

    Georgia’s very own Öcalan? Mukhtarli’s Cross border-abduction in light of Georgia’s obligations under IHRL

    Georgia’s very own Öcalan? Mukhtarli’s Cross border-abduction in light of Georgia’s obligations under IHRL
    This post concerns the case of Afgan Mukhtarli, an Azerbaijani investigative journalist (reporting on the possible corruption of Azerbaijani Authorities) who was allegedly abducted from Tbilisi, Georgia. He is now facing trial in Azerbaijan.…
Rank this Week: 202

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: 2192

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/
  • Aug 14

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection
    The colonial Americans famously had their “scarlet letter” punishments, which marked and shamed the criminal. Today, the stigma of a conviction may be less vividly displayed, but it is no less real. Two interesting new…
  • Jun 27

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    As part of its end-of-term flurry, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three notable decisions in the past week on the criminal defendant’s right to effective assistance of counsel. The results were a mixed bag. First, the step forward:…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2933

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 9

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue
    The international peer-reviewed journal Planning Theory has put out a CFP for a special issue the journal is producing to "critically survey the current state of the concept of ideology as it relates to planning theory, policy and…
  • Aug 8

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)
    (Photo Credit: Nicole Boliaux, SFC) The San Francisco Chronicle published a fascinating story yesterday about a group of Bay Area homeowners getting a big surprise when the city, in a tax foreclosure, sold their street! Here's some excerpts…
  • Aug 8

    Iglesias on Teaching Property

    Iglesias on Teaching Property
    It's that time of year: time to dust off the old textbooks and get back in the classroom! Hope everyone enjoyed their summer break. We certainly did here at #PropertyLawProfBlog! Apropos for this time of year, Tim Iglesias (San Francisco)...
Rank this Week: 114

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/
  • Aug 8

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Janet Austin, What Exactly Is Market Integrity? An Analysis of One of the Core Objectives of Securities Regulation, 8 Wm. & Mary Bus.…
  • Aug 1

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Eric C. Chaffee, A Call for Legislative Reform: Expanding the Extraterritorial Application of the Private Rights Action under Federal…
  • Jul 22

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner
    Eric Beech (Reuters), Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner: U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Senate Republican aide Hester Maria Peirce to be a member of the Securities and Exchange…
Rank this Week: 4257

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Aug 4

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider
    August 7, 2017 – The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar explores how consolidation has landed Internet access providers among the ranks of the most hated businesses in the country. Susan Crawford explains that when it comes to…
  • May 3

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford
    May 1, 2017 – Telecommunications policy expert and Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford explains why Americans pay too much money for connectivity that’s too slow and offers potential solutions.
  • May 1

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide
    May 1, 2017 – Many municipalities are forming public-private partnerships to bring high-speed Internet to long-neglected places. Their approaches, however, vary widely. Susan Crawford weighs in on Google Fiber: “People got all…
Rank this Week: 580

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/
  • Aug 2

    Gorsuch, Part 6: The Now-Justice Like the Then-Judge

    Gorsuch, Part 6: The Now-Justice Like the Then-Judge
    We've seen how Neil Gorsuch's record as an appeals court judge was ultra-conservative. Reviewing those cases where he stuck his neck out to disagree publicly with his colleagues by writing a dissenting opinion--presumably because he felt…
  • Jul 16

    Gorsuch, Part 5: Criminal Cases--His Past IS Prologue

    Gorsuch, Part 5: Criminal Cases--His Past IS Prologue
    In the last post, we began to look at now-Justice Neil Gorsuch's record as a federal appeals judge. [See Part 4.] We looked at his dissenting opinions--those very revealing writings--during his time on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which…
  • Jul 14

    Gorsuch, Part 4: His (Backward and Extreme) Past IS Prologue

    Gorsuch, Part 4: His (Backward and Extreme) Past IS Prologue
    Then-Judge Gorsuch compiled a distinctive record on the federal appeals court. Now-Justice Gorsuch has already begun to build another distinctive record at the Supreme Court. They are very much the same. Let's look at them…
Rank this Week: 1041

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Jul 31

    July 31 Community Letter

    July 31 Community Letter
    Today, Board President Peter Currie ’74, P’03,  and I wrote to the Andover community with an update regarding an independent investigation into matters of past sexual misconduct. As we’ve sought to understand and learn…
  • May 7

    Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54

    Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54
    Source: Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54
  • Apr 24

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover
    Today, we know that many schools, including Andover, have not always lived up to our commitment to protect students in our care. Over the past year, independent investigators from Sanghavi Law Office have been carrying out a review of all…
Rank this Week: 724

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/
  • Jul 26

    Could Canadian Companies Require Employees to be Micro-Chipped?

    Could Canadian Companies Require Employees to be Micro-Chipped?
    July 26 2017 This week a U.S. company called Three Square Market out of Wisconsin announced that it would be micro-chipping employees.  It stressed that the measure was voluntary, and that the chip would be used to pay for cafeteria…
  • Jul 20

    On Bill 148′s Labour Relations Act Reforms, Little to Get Excited Over

    On Bill 148′s Labour Relations Act Reforms, Little to Get Excited Over
    After much fanfare and public consultation, the Changing Workplaces Review was released in May 2017.   Some 150 pages of that report was devoted to the Labour Relations Act and the mission of reinventing collective bargaining…
  • Jul 12

    Vacuousness of CSR on Display in Loblaws’ Victory in Rana Plaza Class Action Lawsuit

    Vacuousness of CSR on Display in Loblaws’ Victory in Rana Plaza Class Action Lawsuit
    Last week, Justice Paul Perell, my former Property Law prof, dismissed a $2 billion class action lawsuit filed against Loblaws and Joe Fresh by victims of the infamous Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh.  The outcome is not a great…
Rank this Week: 977

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: 4475

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

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

    Human Rights and Group (or ‘collective’) Rights: Co-Existence & Complementarity

    Human Rights and Group (or ‘collective’) Rights: Co-Existence & Complementarity
    One of my favorite public intellectuals (writer, lecturer …) on the Left, whose worldview I would characterize, broadly, as exemplifying “spiritual humanism,” recently wrote in response to a comment at his blog, that…
  • Jul 24

    Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence — A Select Bibliography

    Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence — A Select Bibliography
    My latest bibliography has a long title but is comparatively short: “Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence.” It is “framed”  with two murals by Diego Rivera and…
  • Jul 20

    Frantz Fanon — A Basic Reading Guide

    Frantz Fanon — A Basic Reading Guide
    “Frantz Fanon mural, in the morning,” by Bruce Clarke“Frantz Omar Fanon (20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961) was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works are…
Rank this Week: 473