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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
  • Nov 25

    Some Good Question

    Some Good Question
    In 1998, commenting on the hot controversy about the “Rand Report’s” finding that certain mediation programs did not save time or money (measured in terms of lawyers’ work hours), Professor Craig McEwen argued that it…
  • Nov 21

    Love: Is Mediation A Sleeping Beauty?

    Love: Is Mediation A Sleeping Beauty?
    Dispatches from the Melnick Symposium at Cardozo – Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty? from FOI Lela Love (Cardozo). On November 2, 2014, at the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution fall symposium, speaker after speaker…
  • Nov 13

    Peace Be With You…And With You?

    Peace Be With You…And With You?
    Under the heading of hard bargaining tactics gone bad (and bad lawyer advice), we can now add this story.  When a group of eight faculty members at the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan decided to stop working in order to…
Rank this Week: 1585

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/
  • Nov 25

    Law & Finance of Anti-Takeover Statute

    Law & Finance of Anti-Takeover Statute
    Catan and Kahan have a paper on The Law and Finance of Anti-Takeover Statutes. Lawyers and financial economists have fundamentally different views of anti-takeover statutes. While corporate lawyers and academics generally dismiss these…
  • Nov 24

    MFW's influence

    MFW's influence
    In a sign that Delaware's approach to going private transactions has some legs, an appellate court in NY recently applied the principles of MFW to a going private transaction, thereby aligning New York's law in this area with Delaware's.…
  • Nov 18

    More on ATP and fee-shifting

    More on ATP and fee-shifting
    Stephen Bainbridge weighs in on fee-shifting bylaws and makes the argument that they are necessary to resolve the litigation crisis: There is a serious litigation crisis in American corporate law. As Lisa Rickard recently noted, “where…
Rank this Week: 845

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/
  • Nov 25

    Stroke That Wasn't Leads To Increased Reciprocal Discipline

    Stroke That Wasn't Leads To Increased Reciprocal Discipline
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has ordered an indefinite suspension with possible reinstatement after one year as reciprocal discipline based on sanctions imposed in Delaware. Notably, the sanction in Delaware was a public reprimand. The…
  • Nov 24

    Suspension Proposed For Blogging On Probate Matter

    Suspension Proposed For Blogging On Probate Matter
    An Illinois Hearing Board has proposed a suspension of three years of an attorney who it found had made false statements concerning the integrity of the judges, knowing they were false or with reckless disregard for their truth or falsity,...
  • Nov 24

    Mixing Business And Personal Did Not Violate Rules (But With A Dissent)

    Mixing Business And Personal Did Not Violate Rules (But With A Dissent)
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has agreed with the trial judge that an attorney engaged in no misconduct in his alleged solicitation and representation of a client. The attorney first met the client in a courthouse where she was filling...
Rank this Week: 220

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/
  • Nov 25

    Years to attainment of a humanities PhD

    Years to attainment of a humanities PhD
    Robert Townsend, Director of the Washington Office of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, kindly sent along this new data. He writes: Instead of the usual calculations, I purchased numbers for the time students spend in the program…
  • Nov 25

    Grand juries rarely indict police officers involved in shooting

    Grand juries rarely indict police officers involved in shooting
    This is a solid explanation of the legal standards, which make these outcomes predictable. Remember, also, that a grand jury proceeding is not adversarial: it is only the prosecutor presenting evidence, and if the prosectuor is skeptical that…
  • Nov 25

    More PGR results: "top 5" in 19th-century Continental Philosophy

    More PGR results: "top 5" in 19th-century Continental Philosophy
    The schools are ranked in peer groups by their rounded mean score to .5 intervals; after a school's name appears the median and mode scores. Where the median and mode scores are higher than the rounded mean that usually indicates...
Rank this Week: 139

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/
Rank this Week: 148

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Nov 25

    A Chance at the Top for Boys AND Girl

    A Chance at the Top for Boys AND Girl
    We want the best for both of my kids, and we are working to help them learn as much as they can about being good people and successful people. We're fortunate that we have a (relatively) stable life, we've had...
  • Nov 24

    Giving Thanks for Motivated and Motivating Student

    Giving Thanks for Motivated and Motivating Student
    Happy Thanksgiving you all! With my co-blogger colleagues here on the BLPB writing various Thanksgiving posts on retail-related and other holiday-oriented business law issues (here and here), I find myself in a Thanksgiving-kind-of-mood. I…
  • Nov 24

    Should the Federal Government Subsidize Law School?

    Should the Federal Government Subsidize Law School?
    The federal government has a limited amount of money available for student financial aid. Many people believe the size of that financial aid pot should be increased. That may be true but, until that happens, the government should try to...
Rank this Week: 207

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 25

    International Migration Outlook 2014

    International Migration Outlook 2014
    International Migration Outlook 2014 Publication Date : 01 Dec 2014 This flagship publication on migration analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries. This edition also…
  • Nov 25

    Part of the Obama Plan: Revise Removal Prioritie

    Part of the Obama Plan: Revise Removal Prioritie
    As fleshed out in some detail by the Department of Homeland Security, President Obama's recently announced immigration plan has quite a few components. One item on the list of immigration initiatives is "Revise Removal Priorities":…
  • Nov 25

    A Discussion On The President's Executive Action On Immigration

    A Discussion On The President's Executive Action On Immigration
    I had the opportunity to discuss the President's immigration initiatives on Capital Public Radio yesterday morning. Although the press reports strongly suggest that the President Obama's initiatives may border on the unconstitutional (which…
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Nov 25

    Unethical Prosecutor's Conduct in Ferguson Case

    Unethical Prosecutor's Conduct in Ferguson Case
    “A prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich” (so said the Chief Judge of New York State’s highest court). Or could indict Abel for killing Cain. Or Reeva Steenkamp for killing Oscar Pistorius. And commonly…
  • Nov 25

    Sharia Wills Guidance in E&W

    Sharia Wills Guidance in E&W
    The solicitors' representative body, the Law Society has withdrawn controversial guidance to its members on the drafting of Sharia wills which encouraged the favouring of male children and the exclusion of illegitimate kids, for example. You…
  • Nov 21

    The Continued Movement Away from the Billable Hour

    The Continued Movement Away from the Billable Hour
    Jackson Lewis has announced that it will no longer ask associates to bill by the hour. The firm's chair is quoted as saying, “The billable hour is directly opposed to the best interest of the client and to the provider...
Rank this Week: 124

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Religion Clause Nominated For ABA Journal Blawg 100

    Religion Clause Nominated For ABA Journal Blawg 100
    I am pleased to announce that Religion Clause has been nominated by the ABA Journal for inclusion in its 8th Annual Blawg 100 rankings.  This is the sixth time in eight years that Religion Clause has made this prestigious list of the top…
  • Nov 25

    Colorado Supreme Court: FFRF Lacks Standing To Challenge Day of Prayer Proclamation

    Colorado Supreme Court: FFRF Lacks Standing To Challenge Day of Prayer Proclamation
    In a 5-2 decision yesterday, the Colorado Supreme Court held that the Freedom From Religion Foundation and its members lack standing to challenge the Governor's annual Colorado Day of Prayer proclamations. The suit claimed that the…
  • Nov 25

    Britain's Law Society Withdraws Practice Note On Drafting Sharia-Compliant Will

    Britain's Law Society Withdraws Practice Note On Drafting Sharia-Compliant Will
    Last March, the Law Society of England and Wales issued a Practice Note to assist British solicitors whose clients ask them to draw up wills that comply with Sharia law. The Law Society's action drew criticism from those who objected that…
Rank this Week: 21

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 25

    LSUC’s Worrisome ABS Proposal

    LSUC’s Worrisome ABS Proposal
    The Law Society of Upper Canada’s (LSUC’s) “alternative business structures” proposal (the ABS proposal in its Discussion Paper)[i] will bring about a critically important and worrying change to the practice of law in…
  • Nov 25

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Back up before you install updates to avoid data loss* Dan…
  • Nov 24

    LSBC Clears Up Cloud of Confusion

    LSBC Clears Up Cloud of Confusion
    Last Monday, I asked if the LSBC has just killed cloud computing for lawyers in BC. My question was prompted by statements made by the LSBC’s President, Jan Lindsay, that led me and others to believe that the LSBC had come down…
Rank this Week: 83

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
  • Nov 25

    International Conference: Settlement of International Trade Disputes in the Region of Central Asia and Caucasus: Public and Private Mechanism

    International Conference: Settlement of International Trade Disputes in the Region of Central Asia and Caucasus: Public and Private Mechanism
    The Kiel Centre for Eurasian Economic Law (KEEL) at the Institute of East European Law of the University of Kiel in cooperation with the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Al-Farabi Kazakh…
  • Nov 24

    ADR & ODR in the EU- Joint Conference ERA&MPI Luxembourg

    ADR & ODR in the EU- Joint Conference ERA&MPI Luxembourg
    2015 will be a landmark year for the debate on ADR & ODR. The Directive on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) will have to be transposed into national legislation by 9 July 2015; the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform will become…
  • Nov 23

    To steward or not to steward, that is the question

    To steward or not to steward, that is the question
    Some thoughts on the ATS by James Amstrong. James has been working internationally as a business process coordinator responsible for a major Oil and Gas company since 2000 in countries such as Korea, Angola, Malaysia and more…
Rank this Week: 165

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Nov 25

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy
    Maybe privitized streets aren't such a good idea: In September, the operator of the Indiana Toll Road filed for bankruptcy, eight years after inking a $3.8 billion, 75-year concession for the road with the administration of Governor Mitch…
  • Nov 25

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce
    Troy Rule (Arizona State) has posted Legislating for Solar Access: A Guide and Model Ordinance on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Solar energy development is an increasingly attractive way to diversify a community’s energy portfolio, stimulate…
  • Nov 24

    The Downside of North Dakota's Oil Boom

    The Downside of North Dakota's Oil Boom
    More spills, more leaks, more fires: In recent years, as the boom really exploded, the number of reported spills, leaks, fires and blowouts has soared, with an increase in spillage that outpaces the increase in oil production, an…
Rank this Week: 418

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/
  • Nov 25

    Death Penalty Drugs and the Transmission of Human Rights Norm

    Death Penalty Drugs and the Transmission of Human Rights Norm
    As widely reported in the media, states across the U.S. are experiencing severe shortages of death penalty drugs, with supply falling far short of demand. Texas, for example, with 317 people on death row, has only two doses remaining of...
  • Nov 24

    November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
    From the United Nations Secretary General's website: Orange the World in 16 days From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against…
  • Nov 21

    Top Six Reasons to Cover the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in your Law School Cla

    Top Six Reasons to Cover the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in your Law School Cla
    On October 23, 2014, the International Bar Association issued the first ever Guidance for business lawyers and bar associations on the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Released in…
Rank this Week: 2059

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/
  • Nov 25

    Factors to Consider In Determining Whether to Preserve Elder's Interest in Primary Residence

    Factors to Consider In Determining Whether to Preserve Elder's Interest in Primary Residence
    New Jersey Elder Law Attorney Linda Ershow-Levenberg outlines factual and legal issues to consider in deciding how to handle the family residence in a recent article for Experience, the ABA publication for the Senior Lawyers Division. She…
  • Nov 24

    Senior Faculty?

    Senior Faculty?
    I'm a senior faculty member at my law school. It doesn't seem like that long ago I was junior faculty and one day I realized I was now one of "them". I don't even recall being "middle management" but I...
  • Nov 24

    Proposed Changes to Attorney Disciplinary Rules Follow Recent Theft Report

    Proposed Changes to Attorney Disciplinary Rules Follow Recent Theft Report
    Several high profile incidents, such as those reported here in our Blog and here by the Philadelphia Inquirer, involving attorneys disciplined or convicted of theft of client funds, have triggered proposed changes in Pennsylvania's Rules of…
Rank this Week: 407

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3586

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/
  • Nov 24

    BP BLOG NOMINATED FOR TOP 100 BLAWGS

    BP BLOG NOMINATED FOR TOP 100 BLAWGS
    Well readers, we have earned a spot in the ABA Journal‘s Blawg 100, the 8th annual list of the best in blogs about lawyers and the law.   If you want to vote for your beloved Best Practices Blog, the e-mail below gives all the…
  • Nov 21

    Increasing Experiential Education is Not a Remedy for the Broken Legal Services System – Thoughts from the U.K.

    Increasing Experiential Education is Not a Remedy for the Broken Legal Services System – Thoughts from the U.K.
    The lack of available legal representation for low income persons is a persistent problem, and not only in the U.S. Cuts to legal services programs have been deep in England and Wales, where access to civil legal aid has fallen by more than…
  • Nov 14

    Preparing Students for the Multistate Bar Exam

    Preparing Students for the Multistate Bar Exam
    The trend has been fewer applications for law school and smaller graduating classes. Now we see a drop in bar exam performance. The ABA Journal reports that, according to Above the Law, “Nationwide, scores on the Multistate Bar…
Rank this Week: 978

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

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

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 178

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/
  • Nov 24

    GUEST BLOG: The End of Cause-Lawyering and Community Education Clinics?

    GUEST BLOG: The End of Cause-Lawyering and Community Education Clinics?
    Marcy Karin runs the Work-Life Law and Policy Clinic at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. The Work-Life Clinic is an integrated law clinic that works on administrative litigation, legislative and regulatory advocacy, and…
  • Nov 24

    Land of the Rich and Home of the Privileged?

    Land of the Rich and Home of the Privileged?
    Two Princeton researchers, Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page, recently released a study, arguing that America's political system has changed from a democracy into an oligarchy controlled by the wealthy and privileged. "The central point that…
  • Nov 20

    Same-Sex Marriage Continues in South Carolina Following Supreme Court Ruling

    Same-Sex Marriage Continues in South Carolina Following Supreme Court Ruling
    Following a Supreme Court decision, same-sex marriage will be allowed to continue in South Carolina. This morning, the Supreme Court denied a stay request from South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. South Carolina’s AG asked the…
Rank this Week: 2056

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Nov 24

    It’s That Time of Year Again

    It’s That Time of Year Again
    …when I ask you to vote for Jotwell at the ABA Law Blog 100 competition (look under “profs”). Mom – you don’t have to be a lawyer to vote.
  • Nov 24

    Nice Surprise

    Nice Surprise
    Someone sent me this via a student-run candygram service today.
  • Nov 21

    My Email is Down

    My Email is Down
    Email to my usual UM Law address has been down for the last 24 hours due to multiple hardware failures of the law school’s network hardware. Barring miracles, latest projections don’t have it up until Monday if then. If you…
Rank this Week: 77

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 51

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
Rank this Week: 1269

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/
  • Nov 24

    So One L's you have finished your last Legal Research and Writing Assignment for the term, now what . . .

    So One L's you have finished your last Legal Research and Writing Assignment for the term, now what . . .
    Now that most first year law students have finished their final LRW assignment for the term, it is not time to relax. While 1L's can cross one big item off their "to do lists," it is very important for 1L's...
  • Nov 24

    Correct Email Address for Nominations for AALS Academic Support Section

    Correct Email Address for Nominations for AALS Academic Support Section
    The correct email address for nominations for Treasurer and Board Members for the AALS Section on Academic Support is to Louis Schulze at lschulze@fiu.edu. If you sent a nomination to the incorrect address, please re-send it. Sorry for the…
  • Nov 24

    Expert Exam Advice

    Expert Exam Advice
    For most people, the end of November means Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season. It means family, food, and football. For law students, it means the start of exams. It is a time for writing papers, creating outlines, and studying....
Rank this Week: 1025

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Nov 24

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem
    The mounting battle between Uber, the popular app-based car service, and the incumbent taxi industry has featured court dates in Toronto, undercover sting operations in Ottawa, and a marketing campaign designed to stoke fear among potential…
  • Nov 24

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on November 22, 2014 as Why Uber has a Canadian Privacy Problem The mounting battle between Uber, the popular app-based car service, and the incumbent taxi industry has featured court dates in Toronto, undercover…
  • Nov 21

    The Spencer Effect: No More Warrantless Access to Subscriber Info With Five Minutes of Police Work

    The Spencer Effect: No More Warrantless Access to Subscriber Info With Five Minutes of Police Work
    The Canadian Press reports that the RCMP has abandoned some Internet-related investigations because it is unable to obtain warrantless access to subscriber information. The article is based on an internal memo expressing concern with the…
Rank this Week: 530

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/
Rank this Week: 1702

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/
  • Nov 24

    More Tax Ignorance

    More Tax Ignorance
    Circulating on facebook, and probably on other social media, is a photograph with this legend:Up until 1913 Americans kept all of their earnings. Despite this, we still had: schools, colleges, roads, vast railroads, streets, subways, the…
  • Nov 21

    How Difficult Is It to Understand Use Taxes?

    How Difficult Is It to Understand Use Taxes?
    A recent commentary in the Philadelphia Inquirer advocates extension of the moratorium on collection of sales taxes by out-of-state retailers. It rejects the claim that online merchants have an advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers, a…
  • Nov 19

    Satire, Tax or Otherwise, Lost on American

    Satire, Tax or Otherwise, Lost on American
    Few people understand satire. It’s such a dangerous practice that one wonders whether in the long run it does more harm than good. Recently, a website specializing in satire, but carrying a name that doesn’t hint at its character…
Rank this Week: 2675

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    The FBI, the Protected Computer and Coram Nobi

    The FBI, the Protected Computer and Coram Nobi
    On December 1, 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice filed an information, alleging that on five occasions between January 19, 2007 and July 5, 2007, [Mark Thomas Rossini] `intentionally and knowingly exceeded his authorized access to a…
  • Nov 21

    PokerStars, Murder and Habeas Corpu

    PokerStars, Murder and Habeas Corpu
    Richard Read “was convicted of murder, following a jury trial, and subsequently was sentenced to fifty years incarceration”, after which he appealed his conviction to the Appellate Court of Connecticut.  Read v. Commissioner…
  • Nov 19

    The Judge, the Email and "Conduct Unbecoming a Member of the Bar"

    The Judge, the Email and "Conduct Unbecoming a Member of the Bar"
    As you probably know, to become a lawyer in the United States, individuals must graduate from law school, then (in most states) pass a bar exam and be admitted to practice in that state by the state Supreme Court.  If a lawyer…
Rank this Week: 523

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Nov 23

    Landlords: Do You Know Your Rights?

    Landlords: Do You Know Your Rights?
    The rights of tenants are generally discussed in great detail, while the rights of landlords are often ignored. Student Attorney Randalyn Rowe examined the rights of Landlords for the Law Made Simple series for the Hugh Wooding Law School…
  • Nov 10

    Transferring a pre-owned vehicle in Trinidad and Tobago

    Transferring a pre-owned vehicle in Trinidad and Tobago
    How does one go about transferring a pre-owned vehicle to another party in Trinidad and Tobago? Student Attorney Veneeta Ramsingh examined this issue for the Law Made Simple series for the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic.…
  • Oct 31

    Legal Research Tips For Student

    Legal Research Tips For Student
    Know how to use paper and electronic resources. Get to know the law Librarian! The library staff are an invaluable resource in finding cases and learning on almost every topic. Identify various journals and digests which contain valuable…
Rank this Week: 1878

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
Rank this Week: 99

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Antitrust professors amicus in O'Bannon

    Antitrust professors amicus in O'Bannon
    A group of antitrust professors has filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit appeal in O'Bannon v. NCAA (media coverage here). I know nothing about antitrust. But the gist of the argument appears to be that once the district court found the…
  • Nov 23

    Slava Voynov’s Immigration Wrinkle to his Domestic Violence Charge

    Slava Voynov’s Immigration Wrinkle to his Domestic Violence Charge
    As the NFL continues to make headlines with its continued domestic violence issues, the NHL proved last month that domestic violence problems are not just limited to pro football. In October, Los Angeles Kings star defenseman Slava Voynov…
  • Nov 21

    Dr. Paul Withers proposal to address issue of NCAA athletes signing autograph

    Dr. Paul Withers proposal to address issue of NCAA athletes signing autograph
    Dr. Paul Withers, an astronomy professor at Boston University, recently emailed me an idea he has to address the issue of NCAA athletes--like Todd Gurley and Johnny Manziel before him--getting in trouble for signing autographs.I've posted Dr.…
Rank this Week: 399

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Anyone Want a Talk in Singapore in June? China? Australia?

    Anyone Want a Talk in Singapore in June? China? Australia?
    I may be attending a libertarian event in Bali this June. Given the distance, I would want to visit other places in that part of the world. The most convenient stop would be Singapore, a city I last visited about fifty years ago. I have been…
  • Nov 22

    Intuiting Large Numbers: A Facebook Exchange

    Intuiting Large Numbers: A Facebook Exchange
    I recently had an interesting exchange with a FaceBook friend, a reasonable person with political views very different from mine. He posted something to the effect that he didn't think a free market society could produce a middle class, and…
  • Nov 22

    Virtual Statu

    Virtual Statu
    It is natural to think of status as a zero sum game, to assume that anything that raises your status relative to me must lower my status relative to you. What first suggested to me that it wasn't true was my experience as an undergraduate at…
Rank this Week: 671

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Nov 22

    A Lengthy Post on the Effects of Immigration on National Wealth and Income Distribution

    A Lengthy Post on the Effects of Immigration on National Wealth and Income Distribution
    This is a very long post, but skip on to the next one if you get bored. I got interested in immigration and am trying to work my mind around a chapter in George Borjas's 2014 book, Immigration Economics. Paragraph...
  • Nov 20

    Why the U.S.-China Climate Deal Could Be A Tipping Point

    Why the U.S.-China Climate Deal Could Be A Tipping Point
    The Obama administration announced a climate agreement with China last week, which was immediately criticized as giving away the store. However, this climate agreement may be a turning point. As I wrote three years ago, and international…
  • Nov 17

    Malum in se, malum in lex

    Malum in se, malum in lex
    In my last post I deliberately contrasted "malum in se" with "malum in lex". The usual term for the second phrase is "malum prohibitum". That is better Latin, I think, and customary, but it is not parallel and…
Rank this Week: 4289

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Nov 22

    Public Service Announcement in China

    Public Service Announcement in China
    A shampoo ad doubles as a public service announcement against divorce in China--see it here. MR
  • Nov 21

    Billion Dollar Divorce

    Billion Dollar Divorce
    From CBS News: It's the kind of money that most Americans can't comprehend, but for one ex-wife it's an injustice. Sue Ann Hamm, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm, plans to appeal a divorce settlement that awarded her...
  • Nov 20

    Divorce in Iran

    Divorce in Iran
    From Reuters: Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.…
Rank this Week: 1063

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Nov 21

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School House Republicans filed their expected lawsuit against the Obama administration, arguing that the administration spend money on the Affordable Care Act's insurer offset program without an…
  • Nov 20

    Legal Authority for President Obama's Immigration Action

    Legal Authority for President Obama's Immigration Action
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Office of Legal Counsel yesterday released an opinion on the President's legal authority for his immigration plan, which he'll announce shortly. Here's the summary, in three points: The…
  • Nov 20

    Daily Read: Weatherby on First Amendment Rights of Trans* Youth

    Daily Read: Weatherby on First Amendment Rights of Trans* Youth
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law November 20, as President Obama acknowledged again this year, is "Transgender Day of Remembrance." While the commemoration often focuses on violence against…
Rank this Week: 159

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/
  • Nov 21

    Maryann Jones Resigns as CSOL President

    Maryann Jones Resigns as CSOL President
    According to the Charleston Post and Courier, Maryann Jones has stepped down from the presidency of the Charleston School of Law after only about a week. The story can be found at: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20141121/PC16/141129887
  • Nov 13

    Jones Named New President of Charleston School of Law

    Jones Named New President of Charleston School of Law
    From the Charleston School of Law: Jones named new president of Charleston School of Law Effective today, she will serve as top executive at school NOV. 13, 2014 -- Highly-respected legal educator Maryann Jones is the new president of the...
  • Nov 7

    ABA Committee Recommendation re: Infilaw's Purchase of Charleston

    ABA Committee Recommendation re: Infilaw's Purchase of Charleston
    Download Charleston_ltr_and_Recommendation_11-6-2014-(2) Above is the letter from the ABA to Dean Abrams at the Charleston School of Law recommending that the sale to Infiliaw be approved by the ABA Council. The approval depends on Infilaw's…
Rank this Week: 2060

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Nov 21

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?
    “[F]eminists adore trigger warnings because it reinforces the idea that women are ruled by their emotions, are incapable of recovering from trauma and are just generally hysterical nitwits unprepared to confront adulthood and…
  • Nov 21

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?
    “[F]eminists adore trigger warnings because it reinforces the idea that women are ruled by their emotions, are incapable of recovering from trauma and are just generally hysterical nitwits unprepared to confront adulthood and…
  • Nov 19

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice
    I do not think much of Julien Blanc. That much has made its rounds on the internets due to a letter I wrote. I did not release that letter to the public, so I do not want to link to it. Despite having a very negative opinion of Blanc, I was…
Rank this Week: 234

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Nov 21

    Mayogate Controversy: Epic Food Fight Over Meaning of ‘Mayo’

    Mayogate Controversy: Epic Food Fight Over Meaning of ‘Mayo’
    Spencer Lo Creating and mainstreaming superior food made solely from plants—especially one that cuts into a giant competitor’s profits—can get you sued: that is what Hampton Creek Foods, a vegan food technology company…
  • Nov 3

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year
    Carmen Parra The Living Planet Index (LPI) from the World Wildlife Fund reported that between 1970 to 2010 there has been a 52% decline in vertebrae species populations on Earth. The study considered 10,380 populations of 3,038 species of…
  • Nov 3

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year
    Carmen Parra The Living Planet Index (LPI) from the World Wildlife Fund reported that between 1970 to 2010 there has been a 52% decline in vertebrae species populations on Earth. The study considered 10,380 populations of 3,038 species of…
Rank this Week: 619

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/
  • Nov 21

    Some Bibles Are More Exemptable Than Other

    Some Bibles Are More Exemptable Than Other
    I wonder how many Bankruptcy professors have posed a hypothetical about the exemption of a rare Bible worth lots of money? Well, a federal District Court in Illinois had to answer the question for real. The Illinois person property…
  • Nov 20

    Rent Control in New York and Bankruptcy

    Rent Control in New York and Bankruptcy
    Following up on my prior post, the New York Court of Appeals has ruled that a rent stabilized appartment is a public benefit, rather than an asset.
  • Nov 20

    Detroit's Bankruptcy: The Conversation

    Detroit's Bankruptcy: The Conversation
    Readers who have not otherwise received notice in the twittersphere may be interested in this commentary at The Conversation.
Rank this Week: 108

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Nov 21

    The Law's Position on Free Will

    The Law's Position on Free Will
    Will advances in neuroscience radically transform criminal law? Stephen Morse believes they won't. To the extent neuroscience merely gives us a fuller picture of brain mechanisms, he argues, it ought not affect the law because the law does…
  • Nov 20

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): How Bionic Technology Will Change What It Means To Be Human, Vox In The Popular Press: His Brain, Her Brain, Science Scientists Just Rediscovered A Long-Lost Region of the Brain, Vox Are Modafinil's…
  • Nov 18

    The Misreading of Greene and Cohen

    The Misreading of Greene and Cohen
    One of the most cited papers in neurolaw circles is For the Law, Neuroscience Changes Nothing and Everything by Joshua Greene and Jonathan Cohen. Many neurolaw scholars seem taken by its claims that we lack free will and that the...
Rank this Week: 740

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 185

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Nov 20

    Calls for Doing Better Set Tone for Catholic Schools Conference

    Calls for Doing Better Set Tone for Catholic Schools Conference
    Perhaps Kathleen Cepelka effectively summed up a half-day conference Wednesday on the future of Catholic kindergarten through twelfth grade schools simply by describing the state of the schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Cepelka, the…
  • Nov 19

    Immigration Reform and the Challenge of Democratic Self-Government

    Immigration Reform and the Challenge of Democratic Self-Government
    News reports indicate that President Obama will soon announce how he plans to use Executive Orders to implement some aspects of Immigration Reform, due to the failure of Congress to address the subject legislatively.  I recently had the…
  • Nov 18

    Congratulations to the 2014 Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Team

    Congratulations to the 2014 Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Team
    Congratulations to 3Ls Stephanie Chiarelli and Adam Dejulio for reaching the octofinals of the Chicago Bar Association Competition this past weekend.  Attys. Kaitlyn Reise and Mindy Nolan coached the team and…
Rank this Week: 1006

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Nov 20

    What's Wrong with the Constitution?

    What's Wrong with the Constitution?
    A recent Princeton study by Martin Gillens and Benjamin I. Page concludes that the U.S. no longer has a democracy. “Using data drawn from over 1,800 different policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, the two conclude that rich,…
  • Nov 16

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation
    Analogous to the Pascalian prescription for acting as if one believes and has faith (‘Follow the way by which they began; by acting as if they believed, taking the holy water, having masses said, etc. Even this will naturally make you…
  • Nov 14

    Post Card From the Fringe: Right-Wing Dissidents Against Pope Franci

    Post Card From the Fringe: Right-Wing Dissidents Against Pope Franci
    The Catholic Church at this moment in history is faced with a rising chorus of right-wing dissent. This movement poses a threat to Pope Francis's reforms, but the threat should not be overblown. The self-proclaimed leader of the resistance…
Rank this Week: 239

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
Rank this Week: 1638

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/
  • Nov 19

    McCrum Survives First Motion to Quash Perry Indictment

    McCrum Survives First Motion to Quash Perry Indictment
    Special Prosecutor Mike McCrum has survived an attempt to quash the Rick Perry indictment based on alleged procedural irregularities connected to McCrum's appointment. Courthouse News has the story here. The Order Relating to Authority of…
  • Nov 17

    ABA CJS Task Force Releases Proposed Reforms for Federal Sentencing of Economic Crime

    ABA CJS Task Force Releases Proposed Reforms for Federal Sentencing of Economic Crime
    The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Task Force on the Reform of Federal Sentencing for Economic Crimes has released its final report. The report contains significant proposed amendments to the existing federal sentencing…
  • Oct 31

    3rd Annual ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute

    3rd Annual ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute
    Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of once again attending the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s annual International White Collar Crime Institute in London. This year’s event included a host of excellent speakers from around the world…
Rank this Week: 410

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

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

    USA FREEDOM Act stall

    USA FREEDOM Act stall
    Last evening the Senate voted 58-42 to delay implementation of the USA FREEDOM Act with the goal of reforming, albeit modestly, America's controversial domestic surveillance programs. Despite strong support from the technology industry, rare…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2
    Panel 2 of today's PCLOB public hearing explored privacy interests within a counterterrorism context with an emphasis on what impact technology has upon it.  The panel was fairly fluid and free-flowing with discussion, but a few salient…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2
    Today I am attending the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board hearing on "Defining Privacy" here in Washington, DC.  Four sessions are planned for the day, as outlined on the PCLOB agenda, however due to a schedule conflict, I…
Rank this Week: 384

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/
Rank this Week: 1061