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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/
  • Jan 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: David K. Brown & Derek B. Swanson, Securities Regulation, 65 Mercer L. Rev. 1087 (2014). Winthrop N. Brown, With This ring, I Thee…
  • Jan 23

    Jackson, Jiang & Mitts on Information Dissemination

    Jackson, Jiang & Mitts on Information Dissemination
    Robert J. Jackson Jr., Wei Jiang, and Joshua Mitts have posted How Quickly Do Markets Learn? Private Information Dissemination in a Natural Experiment on SSRN with the following abstract: Using data from a unique episode in which the SEC…
  • Jan 23

    Heese on SEC Enforcement

    Heese on SEC Enforcement
    Jonas Heese has posted Government Preferences and SEC Enforcement on SSRN with the following abstract: I examine whether political pressure by the government as a response to voters’ general interest in protecting employment is reflected in…
Rank this Week: 1077

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Jan 23

    N.C. Judge Questions State's Redefinition of Student Progress in Long-Running Equity Suit

    N.C. Judge Questions State's Redefinition of Student Progress in Long-Running Equity Suit
    In 1997, North Carolina Supreme Court recognized a state constitutional right to "the opportunity to obtain a sound basic education" in a long-running education equity lawsuit, Leandro v. State, 346 N.C. 336, 354 (1997). The job of…
  • Jan 23

    Massive Resistance to New Teacher Evaluations or a Slow Transition?

    Massive Resistance to New Teacher Evaluations or a Slow Transition?
    Whether one supports state statutes that require schools to include student test scores in teacher evaluations or not, a new report detailing the extent to which some schools have failed to implement the pertinent California law is shocking.…
  • Jan 22

    Office for Civil Rights Positioned to Make Equal Access for Transgendered Students National

    Office for Civil Rights Positioned to Make Equal Access for Transgendered Students National
    Last year, the Maine Supreme Court upheld a legal challenge by a transgendered student who argued that her exclusion from the girl's bathroom violated Maine's Human Rights Act. On remand, she was also awarded $75,000 in damages. Earlier this…
Rank this Week: 2071

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jan 23

    Mechantability Applied to Legal Scholarship

    Mechantability Applied to Legal Scholarship
    We know that mechantability means passing without objection in the trade. If law review articles were goods, what would that trade be? For law professors, it seems like it is second and third year law students. At some level it...
  • Jan 22

    Recent Scholarship: Mark Burge

    Recent Scholarship: Mark Burge
    Texas A & M School of Law Contracts Prof Mark Burge (pictured) has posted a new article on SSRN: Too Clever by Half: Reflections on Perception, Legitimacy, and Choice of Law Under Revised Article 1 of the Uniform Commercial Code...
  • Jan 21

    New in Print (including books!)

    New in Print (including books!)
    Jason T. Brown & Zijian Guan, Click to Accept (You Now Have No Rights!), 31 Hofstra Lab. & Emp. L.J. 411 (2014) Larry A. DiMatteo (ed.), International Sales Law: A Global Challenge (Cambridge University Press 2014) Martin Hogg &…
Rank this Week: 241

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 374

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jan 23

    CETA and T-TIP

    CETA and T-TIP
    Professor David A. Gantz, Director of the International Trade Law Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and Professor Ralph H. Folsom of the University of San Diego School of Law are speaking today at...
  • Jan 23

    Nepal Fails to Meet Deadline for Drafting New Constitution

    Nepal Fails to Meet Deadline for Drafting New Constitution
    Nepal has failed to meet a deadline for drafting a new Constitution. Reports from Nepal are that a late-night session of parliament had to be ended when politicians started throwing microphones and shoes at each other, and that authorities…
  • Jan 23

    Former ICJ Judge Talks About His Experiences as a Child Who Survived Auschwitz

    Former ICJ Judge Talks About His Experiences as a Child Who Survived Auschwitz
    Thomas Buergenthal, a former judge of the International Court of Justice, shares his astonishing experiences as a young boy in his memoir A Lucky Child. He arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp....
Rank this Week: 1069

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
  • Jan 23

    Call for Proposals to Host Ninth Annual AALS Works in Progress Conference

    Call for Proposals to Host Ninth Annual AALS Works in Progress Conference
    For the last several years, one of the best events on the ADR calendar has been the annual Works in Progress Conference coordinated by the AALS Section on Dispute Resolution. Last year’s conference, held in November, was hosted by…
  • Jan 21

    ACR Writing Competition

    ACR Writing Competition
    An announcement to pass along (and push) to our students: We are excited to announce the annual Student Writing Competition in Dispute Resolution organized by the Association for Conflict Resolution for Greater New…
  • Jan 19

    Teaching in a World of Racism without Racists?

    Teaching in a World of Racism without Racists?
    As the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend comes to an end, and as a new semester is beginning, I am thinking about how we talk about race, and how we handle race, both in the classroom and in the larger society. Clearly the events in Ferguson…
Rank this Week: 1328

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
  • Jan 23

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 01.23.15

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 01.23.15
    Austin Sarat, Matthew Anderson, and Cathrine O. Frank are the editors of an excellent publication, Law and the Humanities: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2014).  Included are a valuable chapter on the origins of the discipline by the three…
  • Jan 22

    A Word Missing From the Constitution

    A Word Missing From the Constitution
    The answer is “Governor.”  The Constitution never refers to the Governor of a State.  The phrases used instead are “executive authority” or “executive officer.”  I’m not sure why.…
  • Jan 22

    FAN 44.1 (First Amendment News) — Professor William Van Alstyne weighs in on Citizens United

    FAN 44.1 (First Amendment News) — Professor William Van Alstyne weighs in on Citizens United
    In yesterday’s FAN column I posted the comments of thirteen noted First Amendment lawyers and scholars concerning their views of Citizens United, this on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the case. One of those who read…
Rank this Week: 113

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
  • Jan 23

    Yellowstone wildlife sent to slaughter; calling all buffalo warrior

    Yellowstone wildlife sent to slaughter; calling all buffalo warrior
    Kathleen Stachowski    Other Nations Dear Americans: You’re busy, I know. You’re busy working and playing and doing a million crazy, diverse things that Americans do in our big, crazy, diverse country. That’s just…
  • Jan 22

    Progress at the Cost of Our Humanity

    Progress at the Cost of Our Humanity
    Seth Victor The New York Times this week published an investigation into U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, and, perhaps predictably, the results are disturbing. I heartily suggest reading the whole article, but for those in a rush, here…
  • Dec 29

    Pony rides: Service…or servitude?

    Pony rides: Service…or servitude?
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations ex-ploi-ta-tion (noun): the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work. Animal exploitation comes in many shapes and sizes and often involves…
Rank this Week: 1097

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/
  • Jan 23

    Guest Blog: Professor Roy Adams on the SCC’s Most Recent Freedom of Association Decision

    Guest Blog: Professor Roy Adams on the SCC’s Most Recent Freedom of Association Decision
    January 23, 2015 Professor Roy Adams is one of the leading voices on international labour law, and one of the most vocal advocates of the move towards international labour law evident in Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rulings in the past two…
  • Jan 22

    The Target Collapse and Employee Entitlement

    The Target Collapse and Employee Entitlement
    January 22, 2015 I went into a Target only once, out of curiosity, and I didn’t get it.  Basically a Zellers with a red smock, but with less stock and lower paid workers.  I’m clearly not the ‘target’…
  • Jan 16

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Limiting RCMP’s Right to Collective Bargaining

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Limiting RCMP’s Right to Collective Bargaining
    Published January 16, 2015 A couple of big Supreme Court of Canada decisions on freedom of association were released today.  In the first, Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada, the Court found a legislative scheme that…
Rank this Week: 1043

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/
  • Jan 23

    Pope Francis and Rabbit

    Pope Francis and Rabbit
    On the flight back to Rome from the Philippines, the papal spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi, indicated that Pope Francis was ready for another of his now famous airplane press conferences. And this one did not disappoint. He covered a number…
  • Jan 21

    Proper Dining Etiquette

    Proper Dining Etiquette
    I’m reading Kimberley Brownlee’s Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (Oxford University Press, 2012) by way of taking a brief break from Jonathan Israel (!) and so as to say some halfway intelligent or at…
  • Jan 20

    Belief in the Human Capacity for Repentance & Redemption

    Belief in the Human Capacity for Repentance & Redemption
    In support of assumptions regarding the “alterability (and redeemability) of people” in her philosophically important book, Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (2012), Kimberley Brownlee quotes a passage…
Rank this Week: 406

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1071

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2565

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1068

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Child pornography, Jurisdiction and the Municipal Police Department

    Child pornography, Jurisdiction and the Municipal Police Department
    As Wikipedia explains, territorial jurisdiction in United States law refers to a court's power over events and persons within the bounds of a particular geographic territory. If a court does not have territorial jurisdiction over…
  • Jan 21

    Contempt, Jailbreaking and the iPad

    Contempt, Jailbreaking and the iPad
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit recently issued in a civil case:  West Management of Washington, Inc. v. Kattler, 2015 WL 178996 (2015).  It begins by explaining that[t]his appeal arises…
  • Jan 19

    The (Former) Systems Administrator, Proprietary Information and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    The (Former) Systems Administrator, Proprietary Information and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    After a jury convicted Robert Steele on “fourteen counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (`CFAA’), 18 U.S. Code § 1030”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Steele, 2014…
Rank this Week: 2591

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/
  • Jan 23

    Halfway There?

    Halfway There?
    Social media is all aflutter, or should I say, atwitter, reacting to news that by 2016 the top one percent will own nearly half the world’s wealth. Interestingly, several months ago, this news circulated but did not seem to get as much…
  • Jan 21

    Getting the Tax Fact

    Getting the Tax Fact
    When I finished reading this recent story, my first thought was, “Well, what REALLY happened?”According to the story a person identified as “Dan from Marlton” called the governor of New Jersey on a radio show and…
  • Jan 19

    Still Puzzled Four Years After Conviction to File Income Tax Return

    Still Puzzled Four Years After Conviction to File Income Tax Return
    Almost four years ago, in Why Teaching Isn’t Just a Matter of What One Knows or Understands, I commented on the conviction of a then Hamline University School of Law tax professor, Robin Kimberly Magee, for failure to file state income…
Rank this Week: 2594

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 23

    The Friday Fillip: Pass on It or Pass It On

    The Friday Fillip: Pass on It or Pass It On
    There is the duty of abstaining from bothering your neighbours with remarks about the weather, or platitudinarianisms upon things in general.The Times, September 4, 1873 [via OED] As a complainant or two has reminded me, I’ve already…
  • Jan 23

    How to Find Cases in English Translation, Revisited

    How to Find Cases in English Translation, Revisited
    Back in 2012, I wrote a Slaw blog post on “Tracking Down the Brazilian Anencephalic Abortion Case, in English.” I thought I’d revisit this frequently-asked foreign, comparative, and international law (FCIL) legal research…
  • Jan 22

    New Blog for Legal Education Micro-Charity CLEW

    New Blog for Legal Education Micro-Charity CLEW
    You may remember a guest column posted a few months ago here on Slaw written by John Claydon, titled Canadian lawyers making a difference in Cambodia. In it, John describes how a five-lawyer Toronto firm, Bennett Gastle,…
Rank this Week: 650

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 23

    I've Got a Golden Ticket

    I've Got a Golden Ticket
    Since the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215 at Runnymede, it has become a powerful symbol of liberty and the rule of law, and has remained pertinent to this day. To mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the...
  • Jan 22

    The Pros and Cons of Constitutional Law

    The Pros and Cons of Constitutional Law
    What are the advantages and disadvantages to having a constitution? Critics call constitutional law undemocratic [1]. You may ask how a statute which guarantees our democratic rights and government structure can be undemocratic? Think of the…
  • Jan 21

    Constitutional Law and the Magna Carta

    Constitutional Law and the Magna Carta
    What does a failed English peace treaty from the year 1215 have to do with Canada’s Constitution? The two seem about as related as oil and water. Translating “Magna Carta” gives a helpful hint, as in English it means “the...
Rank this Week: 4609

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 23

    Some Thoughts on Pre-Trial Publicity Inspired by Jury Duty

    Some Thoughts on Pre-Trial Publicity Inspired by Jury Duty
    By Michael DorfLast October, I received a summons for jury duty. Because it was the middle of the semester, I postponed my service to what should have been winter break, but as it worked out, I ended up with a new summons to appear on the…
  • Jan 22

    Cuomo Takes the Reins On the Teacher-Bashing Bandwagon

    Cuomo Takes the Reins On the Teacher-Bashing Bandwagon
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIt is fair to conclude that Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York wants to be President.  If Hillary Clinton chooses not to run in 2016, Cuomo would immediately be cast as the favored candidate of the Democratic…
  • Jan 21

    Whether Or Not to Prosecute Animal Cruelty

    Whether Or Not to Prosecute Animal Cruelty
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss a newly-signed New York State bill that will criminalize the tattooing and piercing of one's companion animals (with some exceptions).  In the column, I suggest that although…
Rank this Week: 798

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Valparaiso Seeks to Fill Two Property Positions for 2015-16

    Valparaiso Seeks to Fill Two Property Positions for 2015-16
    As a result of some sudden retirements, Valparaiso is seeking two property profs to start teaching in the 2015-2016 academic year. The school's advertisements are reproduced below: FULL TIME TENURE TRACK – 2015-16 Academic Year VALPARAISO…
  • Jan 23

    Lawton on Housing Cooperative

    Lawton on Housing Cooperative
    Julie Lawton (DePaul) has posted Unraveling the Legal Hybrid of Housing Cooperatives (UMKC Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Housing cooperatives are a form of residential property ownership that first populated in the United States…
  • Jan 22

    Ending the Government's Ability to Steal Your Stuff

    Ending the Government's Ability to Steal Your Stuff
    Good news: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without evidence that a crime occurred. Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check…
Rank this Week: 2630

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/
  • Jan 23

    A Season of Discontent: Reflections on the NFL and Domestic Violence

    A Season of Discontent: Reflections on the NFL and Domestic Violence
    by Roger Abrams, Richardson Professor of Law, Northeastern University, guest contributor The National Football League’s 2014-15 season is nearing its close with the Super Bowl scheduled for February 1. However that game comes out, it…
  • Jan 22

    Roe at 42: Don't Mourn, Organize!

    Roe at 42: Don't Mourn, Organize!
    It's the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and though the central holding is still standing, it can be hard these days to find anything to celebrate as abortion access shrinks and anti-women policies proliferate. But in the immortal words...
  • Jan 21

    The Supreme Court Considers "Judicial Dignity" in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar

    The Supreme Court Considers "Judicial Dignity" in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar
    The case of Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, January 20, sits at the convergence of two unique aspects of American jurisprudence – the First Amendment, and judicialelections. The case…
Rank this Week: 2065

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jan 23

    Xarelto Mass Tort Docket Established in Philly

    Xarelto Mass Tort Docket Established in Philly
    Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty has created a mass tort docket for Xarelto, a blood thinner alleged to cause uncontrollable and sometimes fatal bleeding. Approximately 75 cases will be transferred to…
  • Jan 21

    NPR Covers MA Disclosure and Early Offer Law

    NPR Covers MA Disclosure and Early Offer Law
    In 2012, Massachusetts enacted a disclosure and early offer law for medical injuries. NPR covers the law here. There's not much empirical data (it's fairly early), but the story describes a particular case: The law mandates that people give…
  • Jan 20

    MD: Latest State to Consider Constitutionality of Governmental Damages Cap

    MD: Latest State to Consider Constitutionality of Governmental Damages Cap
    On Friday, I reported that Indiana's intermediate appellate court upheld its governmental damages cap from a constitutional challenge. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reached a similar conclusion in November. Maryland is the latest state to…
Rank this Week: 2631

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/
  • Jan 22

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted
    NPR: 30-Year Sentence Lifted For Woman In El Salvador Abortion Case, by Jason Beaubien: Seven years ago, Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana went to jail in El Salvador. She was initially charged with abortion but prosecutors elevated the charge…
  • Jan 22

    Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism

    Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism
    JURIST (commentary): Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism, by Caitlin Borgmann: Federal Courts of Appeals have recently addressed two important abortion cases, either of which could end up before US Supreme Court. Last…
  • Jan 22

    6 Facts About Abortion

    6 Facts About Abortion
    Vox: 6 very basic facts about abortion in America, by Sarah Kliff: Forty-two years ago today, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized a woman's right to abortion. Ever since, America has debated and…
Rank this Week: 691

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jan 22

    Time for Madam President

    Time for Madam President
    Former counsel to the president John W. Dean argues that it is high time for a woman—and most likely Hillary Clinton, in particular—to become our country’s next transformational president. Continue reading →
  • Jan 20

    New York State Bans Tattoos of Companion Animal

    New York State Bans Tattoos of Companion Animal
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb discusses a recent New York law that bans tattoos of companion animals and compares it to a hypothetical law banning other types of animal cruelty. Continue reading →
  • Jan 20

    The Supreme Court Decides Holt v. Hobbs the Way It Decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: With a License to Dictate Public Policy from the Bench

    The Supreme Court Decides Holt v. Hobbs the Way It Decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: With a License to Dictate Public Policy from the Bench
    Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Holt v. Hobbs, holding that the Arkansas prison system’s beard-length requirements violate the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized…
Rank this Week: 3540

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
Rank this Week: 986

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm
    Micah Schwartzman, Richard Schragger, and Nelson TebbeIn Holt v. Hobbs, the Court unanimously and easily held that Arkansas prison officials cannot bar an inmate from wearing a ½ inch beard that he claims is required by his religion.…
  • Jan 21

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law
    On the surface, Inclusive Communities Project, which was argued today at the Supreme Court, is a statutory interpretation case.  The question presented is straightforward: does the Fair Housing Act (FHA) authorize disparate…
  • Jan 20

    A Golden Ticket for Mark Christeson

    A Golden Ticket for Mark Christeson
    Every now and then, in the style of a papal dispensation, the Supreme Court sets aside the normal rules to give a measure of relief to somebody screwed by the system. Today's lucky golden ticket winner is Mark Christeson, a state death row…
Rank this Week: 2598

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jan 22

    Pirker Settle

    Pirker Settle
    News broke this afternoon that Ralph Pirker, the drone operator whose initial challenge to the FAA's authority to regulate unmanned aircraft was successful before being overturned in November, has settled with the agency. Pirker reportedly…
  • Jan 15

    CJEU Rules Against Air Berlin in Price Transparancy Case

    CJEU Rules Against Air Berlin in Price Transparancy Case
    The Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) has issued a judgment in Case C-573/13. The case was referred to the court for the purpose of resolving two questions concerning the proper interpretation of Article 23(1) of Regulation EC...
  • Jan 14

    Fixing Indonesian Aviation

    Fixing Indonesian Aviation
    In a post last week we took a skeptical view of Indonesia's plans to introduce a price floor for air fares. An analysis out today from CAPA shares our criticism and includes alternative suggestions for how to fix Indonesia's air...
Rank this Week: 413

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/
  • Jan 22

    In Re Wilson (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 22, 2015)

    In Re Wilson (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 22, 2015)
    It's not just teenagers whose parents neglect and/or abandon them who turn to serious crime:Wilson was born on September 7, 1977. He lived with his parents and two younger siblings in Inglewood, and then later in south central Los…
  • Jan 21

    Mosser Companies v. San Francisco Rent & Stabilization Bd. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 21, 2015)

    Mosser Companies v. San Francisco Rent & Stabilization Bd. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 21, 2015)
    Parents move into a rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco and pay $1,495 a month.  They've got (inter alia) a 13-year old child.  Everyone lives together in harmony.Years go by.  The rent can legally only go up a little…
  • Jan 21

    People v. Camp (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 21, 2015)

    People v. Camp (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 21, 2015)
    Hugo Camp gets charged with, and pleads guilty to, a theft offense, and gets ordered to serve 14 months in jail and, thereafter, 14 months of "mandatory supervision" by the probation office.  The probation office then notices that…
Rank this Week: 569

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/
  • Jan 22

    "Basic Human Right" to Farm Your Lawn?

    "Basic Human Right" to Farm Your Lawn?
    A bill has been introduced into the Michigan legislature to allow urban dwellers to keep a "reasonable" number of livestock on their property. This article refers to the bill as guaranteeing the "basic human right" to farm…
  • Jan 22

    CFP: Fordham Law: Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy

    CFP: Fordham Law: Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy
    This is going to be a great event on a major emerging area of land use law, and local government law, inquiry. If it weren't for a personal schedule conflict, I would be there! You should go! Conference Announcement and...
  • Jan 22

    Fennell and Peñalver on Exactions Creep

    Fennell and Peñalver on Exactions Creep
    For those of you who have not already figured out exactly how land use planning officials are expected to proceed in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2011 decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, Lee...
Rank this Week: 1067

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/
  • Jan 22

    Junior legal writing scholars workshop

    Junior legal writing scholars workshop
    Washburn University School of Law is proud to announce the second annual Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop, to be held on July 24-25, 2015. This workshop will provide a unique collaborative environment in which to receive…
  • Jan 21

    How to improve improve bar passage

    How to improve improve bar passage
    Chapman University’s Mario Mainero states that law schools can improve bar passage rates in his recent article We Should Not Rely on Commercial Bar Reviews to Do Our Job: Why Labor-Intensive Comprehensive Bar Examination Preparation Can and…
  • Jan 15

    Tips on teaching law classe

    Tips on teaching law classe
    For some helpful tips on teaching, check Arizona professor Suzanne Rabe's article Without a Clue: Hard-Earned Lessons in Teaching. Pitched toward adjuncts as well as full-time professors, the article offers nine tips, including "Begin…
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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 22

    And thy say conservatives are anti-science? How about the anti-vaccers?

    And thy say conservatives are anti-science? How about the anti-vaccers?
    WaPo: Seth Mnookin, a journalist who's chronicled the anti-vaccination movement, observed a few years ago that you only had to go visit a Whole Foods to find anti-vaxxers. Now, it doesn't seem that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 21

    Want to solve the law school scam? Expose law schools to a market for control

    Want to solve the law school scam? Expose law schools to a market for control
    If you think of law schools as companies selling a product, our customer base has skrunk dramatically and continues to shrink: The number of people applying to law school is down 8.5% compared to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jan 21

    Sponsored posts: never had 'em, never will

    Sponsored posts: never had 'em, never will
    I was amused, puzzled, and mildly annoyed by this post at Prawfsblawg: You may have noticed a recent "sponsored post" on our feed, and there were some questions from our valued readers about it.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
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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/
  • Jan 22

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Faces Federal Fraud Charge

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Faces Federal Fraud Charge
    The New York Times has the story, with a link to the criminal complaint, here. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara followed his longstanding tradition of holding a press conference in order to make inflammatory, prejudicial, and improper public…
  • Jan 21

    Australian Bank Bill Swap Rate Investigation Continue

    Australian Bank Bill Swap Rate Investigation Continue
    For more than a year now, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has been investigating a number of large Australian banks regarding allegations of collusion in the setting of the Bank Bill Swap Rate (BBSR). The BBSR is an…
  • Jan 19

    Ninth Circuit Rules That Ineffective Assistance of Counsel is Not a Mitigating Sentencing Factor

    Ninth Circuit Rules That Ineffective Assistance of Counsel is Not a Mitigating Sentencing Factor
    The case is United States v. Dibe. Claudio Dibe pled guilty, without a plea agreement, to wire fraud and received a below Guidelines sentence. He complained on appeal that his sentence would have been lower if the sentencing court had...
Rank this Week: 2618

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

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

    WILMap Updated...and to Be Further Expanded (with Your Help)

    WILMap Updated...and to Be Further Expanded (with Your Help)
    After launch in July 2014, the World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap) has been steadily and rapidly growing. New country pages were added to the WILMap, including the African Union, Belgium, the European Union,…
  • Jan 22

    Here Come the Trade Secret Troll

    Here Come the Trade Secret Troll
    Download the full article at W&L Law Review.  Authors: David S. Levine and Sharon K. Sandeen Within the past few years, the U.S. federal government has been forced to confront the massive but hard-to-quantify problem of foreign and…
  • Jan 21

    Sticks and stones may break your bones, but Charlie Hebdo cartoons will never hurt you.

    Sticks and stones may break your bones, but Charlie Hebdo cartoons will never hurt you.
    Don't insult the Pope's mother, or he'll punch you in the face! In response to questioning about the Charlie Hebdo killings, the Pope stated: "If [you] say[] a curse word against my mother, [you] can expect a punch." Not only does the Pope…
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Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Jan 22

    How My Wife’s Lung Cancer Impacted My Career (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

    How My Wife’s Lung Cancer Impacted My Career (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)
    My wife was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in January 2014. Obviously, this has been a devastating development for her, but it’s had pretty significant implications for me too. In this post, I’ll explain what my wife’s…
  • Nov 19

    What Would You Do If Your Spouse Has Cancer? (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

    What Would You Do If Your Spouse Has Cancer? (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)
    Earlier this year, my never-smoking 41-year-old wife was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. As you can imagine, this diagnosis turned our world upside down. Here are five key steps I took shortly after my wife’s diagnosis: 1) Put…
  • Oct 24

    Have You Ever Seen A Ballot For The U.S. News IP Specialty Ranking? Here It Is…

    Have You Ever Seen A Ballot For The U.S. News IP Specialty Ranking? Here It Is…
    The U.S. News rankings of law schools casts a long shadow on the legal education industry. Although the “general” rankings get most of the attention, U.S. News also publishes rankings of various specializations–including a…
Rank this Week: 917

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: 694

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jan 22

    Domestic Violence – rights and remedie

    Domestic Violence – rights and remedie
    In an earlier post, I looked at the definition of domestic violence and the various types of abuse that would constitute an act of domestic violence in Trinidad and Tobago. Student Attorney Ryanka Ragbir delved into the rights and remedies…
  • Jan 19

    Presenting on Copyright and Caribbean Carnival

    Presenting on Copyright and Caribbean Carnival
    On 6th January, 2015, I had the opportunity to present at the International Intellectual Property Law Association‘s annual congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I chose to speak on the topic of Copyright and Caribbean Carnival, as…
  • Jan 19

    What is an arrest?

    What is an arrest?
    What does the word ‘arrest’ mean, and who can make an arrest? This issue was examined by Student Attorney Rorey Gaya for the Law Made Simple column, as part of his assessment for the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law…
Rank this Week: 1612

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: 287

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

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

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Jan 22

    Another Victory in an Endless War

    Another Victory in an Endless War
    In earlier posts I have told the stories of how  volunteer lawyers in the 1930’s  fought to protect James Joyce’s Ulysses  from censors and how in the 1950’s  other lawyers did he same…
  • Jan 19

    Lawyers and Social Change

    Lawyers and Social Change
    We often hear tributes to the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of the world for how they have transformed society, but let’s not forget that lawyers have made their own important contribution to contemporary culture […]
  • Jan 14

    Support Your Inner Pro

    Support Your Inner Pro
    The bureaucratic structure of the  legal profession is one of the most powerful, but least visible influences, on how lawyers practice law.  Whether it be a corporate counsel office, a law firm, a governmental agency, […]
Rank this Week: 1891

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1066

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/
  • Jan 21

    Proper Dining Etiquette

    Proper Dining Etiquette
    I’m reading Kimberley Brownlee’s Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (Oxford University Press, 2012) by way of taking a brief break from Jonathan Israel (!) and so as to say some halfway intelligent or…
  • Jan 20

    The Human Capacity for Repentance and Redemption

    The Human Capacity for Repentance and Redemption
    In support of assumptions regarding the “alterability (and redeemability) of people” in her philosophically important Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (2012), Kimberley Brownlee quotes a passage from…
  • Jan 19

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Nonstandard Celebration

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Nonstandard Celebration
    I think Dr. King would have understood if now and again, we celebrate his achievements, aims, and aspirations--including recognition of those who preceded him with the same ends, as well as those who worked alongside him or otherwise…
Rank this Week: 709

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/
  • Jan 21

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"
    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories" Monsey MS, Gerhard DM, et. al. Abstract Curcumin, a yellow-pigment compound found in the popular Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa), has been extensively…
  • Jan 18

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): If You Want to Meet That Deadline, Play a Trick on Your Mind, New York Times In The Popular Press: The Woman Who Sees Like A Bat, Nature Audio I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That...
  • Jan 17

    "The Ethics of Molecular Memory Modification"

    "The Ethics of Molecular Memory Modification"
    Recently published in the Journal of Medical Ethics: "The Ethics of Molecular Memory Modification" Katrina Hui Carl E. Fisher Novel molecular interventions have recently shown the potential to erase, enhance and alter specific long-term…
Rank this Week: 2135

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/
  • Jan 21

    In Honor of Richard Craswell

    In Honor of Richard Craswell
    I first encountered Professor Craswell's scholarship when I started studying the effect of judicial errors on people's incentives to obey the law. In particular, his joint works with John Calfee were quite illuminating. I have recently been…
  • Jan 19

    The Spread of Fraud in the Earned Income Tax Credit

    The Spread of Fraud in the Earned Income Tax Credit
    The Earned Income Tax Credit has the good intention of subsidizing the employment of poor people. A huge amount of it, though, is fraud, because the penalties and the chances of getting caught are small. Raj Chetty gave the Ely...
  • Jan 19

    Gelber, Isen, & Kessler: A Big Data Randomized Experiment on Summer Job

    Gelber, Isen, & Kessler: A Big Data Randomized Experiment on Summer Job
    The Effects of Youth Employment: Evidence from New York City Summer Youth Employment Program Lotteries" NBER Working Paper No. w20810 ALEXANDER GELBER, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), University of California, Berkeley ADAM…
Rank this Week: 1063

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jan 21

    Some Historical Perspective on Netanyahu’s Address to Congre

    Some Historical Perspective on Netanyahu’s Address to Congre
    Today there’s some interesting news from the realm of foreign relations law: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will give an address to Congress next month on the topic of Iran’s nuclear program, presumably to encourage…
  • Jan 20

    Karl Marx on Religion

    Karl Marx on Religion
    Religious people sometimes express disdain for Karl Marx and his philosophies because he supposedly characterized religion as “the opiate of the masses.” It turns out that this isn’t exactly what Marx said. Furthermore, he…
  • Jan 20

    Barrett: Streetcar Plan Is a Bet on the City’s Future

    Barrett: Streetcar Plan Is a Bet on the City’s Future
    “I’m betting on the future of this city, and I’m saying we have to invest.” The specific investment Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was speaking of during an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” event at Eckstein…
Rank this Week: 4763

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/
  • Jan 21

    Another Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails Badly

    Another Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails Badly
    This case is so pathetic, it probably only warrants a tweet. The TL; DR version: another trademark owner initiates a lawsuit over keyword advertising and gets crushed in court. The end. The antagonist is a Florida van rental service…
  • Jan 19

    Vonage Isn’t Liable For Disclosing ‘Unlisted’ Phone Number

    Vonage Isn’t Liable For Disclosing ‘Unlisted’ Phone Number
    Miller is a psychologist who undertakes efforts to keep his phone number unlisted. As part of his work, he evaluated the mental health of criminal defendants. (For various reasons, his family wished to keep the number unlisted as well). He...
  • Jan 16

    No Personal Jurisdiction Over Nasty Facebook Post–Burdick v. Superior Court

    No Personal Jurisdiction Over Nasty Facebook Post–Burdick v. Superior Court
    Let me see if I can sum up all of my knowledge about Internet jurisdiction in a few pithy bullet points: * Motions to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction often lose, so why should we get too wrapped up...
Rank this Week: 2345

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 1: paper by Brigitte Madrian

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 1: paper by Brigitte Madrian
    Yesterday we had the first session of the 2015 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium.  This is the 20th time (in 20 straight spring semesters) that I have done the colloquium.  This year, I am happy to be co-leading it with Alan Viard. …
  • Jan 19

    Taxing capital gains at death

    Taxing capital gains at death
    I'm pleased by the headline item in the tax proposals issued by the White House in connection with tomorrow's State of the Union address: the proposal to tax capital gains at death.Current law, with its stepped-up basis at death, is…
  • Jan 16

    Someone has attacked my work!

    Someone has attacked my work!
    It was unprovoked, and not on the merits.  Here is the visual evidence.The attacker was Sylvester, the individual on the lower step in this picture.  As you might guess, he used his front claws.
Rank this Week: 3997

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/
  • Jan 21

    Should Law Schools Offer Comprehensive Programs to Prepare Students for the Bar Exam?

    Should Law Schools Offer Comprehensive Programs to Prepare Students for the Bar Exam?
    Mario Mainero, Professor of Academic Achievement and Director of Bar Services at Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law thinks so. His article, “We Should Not Rely on Commercial Bar Reviews to Do Our Job: Why Labor-Intensive…
  • Jan 5

    One Way LSAC Can Help Applicants (and Law Schools)

    One Way LSAC Can Help Applicants (and Law Schools)
    The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is an organization that exists to work with law schools, and their applicants. One of the primary roles of the LSAC is the administration of the LSAT. Students interested in law school are required...
  • Dec 16

    Justices Kagan and Scalia Model Civility, Despite Their Difference

    Justices Kagan and Scalia Model Civility, Despite Their Difference
    We were honored to host Justices Kagan and Scalia at Ole Miss on December 15. The USA Today Story, and the AP Story on their visit showcase the friendship and civility they share, even though they strongly disagree on many...
Rank this Week: 2064