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Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

By Rebecca Flanagan and Assistant Dean Amy Jarmon.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Apr 15

    Job Posting: Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, Cal Western

    Job Posting: Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, Cal Western
    Our dear friend Marilyn Scheininger is retiring. Her position at CalWestern is opening up. Please be sure to wish Marilyn well on her journeys; she has been a wonderful friend and colleague to so many people in ASP, and her...
  • Apr 15

    Enrollments, Profiles, and Projection

    Enrollments, Profiles, and Projection
    I wanted to draw everyone's attention to two postings by Jerry Organ on The Legal Whiteboard. Rodney Fong at University of San Francisco School of Law brought the first post to my attention, and then I noticed the second post...
  • Apr 14

    Life Versus Television

    Life Versus Television
    The drama! The tears! The gnashing of teeth! Just another day at law school where students are reacting to the latest round of mid-term grades, a last-minute change in a course syllabus, newly scheduled make-up classes, or switched sides…
Rank this Week: 114

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/
  • Apr 15

    Canada's Third National Policy — Required Reading for All Canadian

    Canada's Third National Policy — Required Reading for All Canadian
    Rod Macdonald & Bob Wolfe's "Canada's Third National Policy" is an essay every Canadian should read, and an idea every Canadian should embrace, particularly in our current political climate where both the government and…
  • Apr 12

    Sonia Paton RIP

    Sonia Paton RIP
    It seems to be the week of sadness. Our incoming dean's beloved mother Sonia Paton passed away a few days ago. If you are in the Toronto area, or otherwise, this information may be useful: 'Vichnaya Pamyat.' Visitation at Turner...
  • Apr 10

    Flaherty RIP

    Flaherty RIP
    Public office can take a toll on one's health. Countless politicians have experienced health issues due to the hours upon hours of work and meetings that they must endure. Jim Flaherty was no different. He served his province and country,...
Rank this Week: 459

Civil Procedure & Federal…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Apr 15

    Wasserman on Cy Pres Distributions of Class Action Settlement

    Wasserman on Cy Pres Distributions of Class Action Settlement
    Rhonda Wasserman (Pittsburgh) has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, Cy Pres in Class Action Settlements, which will be published in the Southern California Law Review. Here’s the abstract: Monies reserved to settle class action…
  • Apr 15

    Tidmarsh on Resurrecting Trial By Statistic

    Tidmarsh on Resurrecting Trial By Statistic
    Jay Tidmarsh (Notre Dame) has posted Resurrecting Trial by Statistics to SSRN. “Trial by statistics” was a means by which a court could resolve a large number of aggregated claims: a court could try a random sample of claim, and...
  • Apr 14

    Steinman on Appeal of SJ Denial

    Steinman on Appeal of SJ Denial
    Joan Steinman (Chicago-Kent) has posted The Puzzling Appeal of Summary Judgment Denials: When Are Such Denials Reviewable? to SSRN. An important aspect of summary judgment law is now in great disorder. The intermediate federal courts of…
Rank this Week: 561

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. By Professors David A. Brennan and Darryll K. Jones.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Apr 15

    Interesting Source Documents re: 501(c)(4) application for exemption

    Interesting Source Documents re: 501(c)(4) application for exemption
    One of the few beneficial effects of the faux scandal regarding the IRS' treatment of 501(c)(4) entities is likely to be public access to lots of stuff that would otherwise not be accessible. Stuff that might be useful for someone...
  • Apr 15

    Nonprofit Finance Fund: State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

    Nonprofit Finance Fund: State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey
    New York – April 7, 2014– The economic recovery is not offering signs of relief for the nonprofit sector, and many organizations are now looking to new models of funding, according to the results of the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2014...
  • Apr 10

    Did Nonprofit Law Prof Blog Precipitate IRS Scrutiny of (c)(4) political activity?

    Did Nonprofit Law Prof Blog Precipitate IRS Scrutiny of (c)(4) political activity?
    Most certainly not. But on page 31 (and appendix 15) of Darrell Issa's report, "Lois Lerner's Involvement in the IRS Targeting of Tax-Exempt Organizations," the staff authors cite an email exchange between Policy and EO regarding…
Rank this Week: 802

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 15

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force
    The treaty establishing a complaint mechanism for the Convention on the Rights of the Child (“OP3”) entered into force on 14 April 2014. Costa Rica brought the number of ratifications of this Optional Protocol to the required ten,…
  • Apr 11

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon
    WASHINGTON – The President of the International Court of Justice spoke for a banquet room full of women and men yesterday when he said, “I am just here to share in the joy of my colleagues.” The colleagues of whom ICJ…
  • Apr 8

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law
    It’s my great pleasure to announce the publication of the American Society of International Law Benchbook on International Law (2014). This represents the culmination of several years of hard work by 4 dozen contributors, international…
Rank this Week: 14

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 15

    Reliability of Information

    Reliability of Information
    If I were a character in a novel I would work at a think tank in a log structure in the mountains and would wear glasses that connect to the internet and flash a virtual keyboard in front of me with a voice command. And I would have a…
  • Apr 15

    What Would Happen to the Profession of Law if It Became a Business?

    What Would Happen to the Profession of Law if It Became a Business?
    We’re obviously talking about the high-minded ideals of the profession, and not the day-to-day reality of a sole practitioner trying to balance the books, but lawyers historically don’t like to think of themselves as being part of…
  • Apr 15

    Redefining Social Media Success Through a Closer Look at the Stat

    Redefining Social Media Success Through a Closer Look at the Stat
    Organizations pursuing civil justice objectives need a website. On this point, there can be no doubt. Often operating with constrained budgets, these organizations need an efficient and appealing means to inform stakeholders and attract…
Rank this Week: 11

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Louisiana State University Law Professor Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case
    U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola has asked the Electronic Frontier Foundation to serve as amicus curiae in a case involving the federal government's request for the disclosure of historic cell site location information (CLSI). The judge…
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
  • Apr 11

    Gamification

    Gamification
    Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill
  • Apr 8

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 1L & 2L students only: I would like to hire a part-time summer research assistant. The hours are negotiable, but likely would be in the 15 hours per week range. ……
Rank this Week: 15

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Today is the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. The New York Times gives us an update on Dzhokar Tsarnaev and the ongoing preparations for his November trial. The search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight went underwater…
  • Apr 15

    4/15 Motions Session #3: What Sorts of Evidence, Part Two (And a Recess)

    4/15 Motions Session #3: What Sorts of Evidence, Part Two (And a Recess)
    Break being over, Cheryl Bormann picks up her thread: the conflict between absurdly strict secrecy controls and her own obligations to her client. Bin Attash is angry these days, she says, because he must (among other things) needlessly wait…
  • Apr 15

    4/15 Motions Session #2: What Sorts of Evidence, Part One

    4/15 Motions Session #2: What Sorts of Evidence, Part One
    Our recess concludes; the action resumes. KSM lawyer David Nevin begins the defense’s remarks on possible evidence it might offer to support of AE292—a motion alleging inappropriate FBI contacts with a defense security officer…
Rank this Week: 491

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Professors Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing, Michael A. Scaperlanda and Evelyn H. Cruz.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 211

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Apr 15

    A (Limited) Defense of Saving Players for "Crunch Time"

    A (Limited) Defense of Saving Players for "Crunch Time"
    If you love sports and you’re interested in empirical methodology, the last ten-plus years (call it the Moneyball Era) have been very good indeed. The increase in attention to statistical studies of sports has grown a ton (though of course…
  • Apr 15

    What should every lawyer know?

    What should every lawyer know?
    It is schedule-selecting time again, particularly for 1Ls trying to map out the next two years. A colleague proposed a different way of thinking of this: Lawyers, as Tocqueville's American aristocracy, should have some core base of legal…
  • Apr 14

    We're Number 8! We're Number 8!

    We're Number 8! We're Number 8!
    Congrats to our blogmaster Dan for not only hitting the ninth anniversary at Prawfs (willow/pottery or leather gifts, please), but also hitting eighth in the Caron law prof blog traffic rankings, with almost two million page views As I…
Rank this Week: 213

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/
  • Apr 15

    Social Security Administrators Announce Cessation of "Old Debt" Collection Intercept

    Social Security Administrators Announce Cessation of "Old Debt" Collection Intercept
    The Social Security Administration announced on Monday that it is halting its practice of "Treasury Offsets" to recover debts reported to be 10 years or older. This decision comes just three days after the Washington Post's front…
  • Apr 15

    AoA publishes annual update to Profile of Older American

    AoA publishes annual update to Profile of Older American
    The AoA has just released "Profile of Older Americans: 2013". This is the electronic version of the popular brochure with the latest key statistics on older Americans in key subject areas. It includes both narrative and statistical…
  • Apr 15

    Congrats to Kim Dayton and co-authors-new book

    Congrats to Kim Dayton and co-authors-new book
    Congrats to dear friend, co-blogger and webmom Kim Dayton who spearheaded a recently published book, Comparative Perspectives on Adult Guardianship. Published by Carolina Academic Press, the book is available for purchase for $53 (currently…
Rank this Week: 371

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 15

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright pens an incredibly important dissent in the FTC’s recent Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger review. At issue is how pro-competitive efficiencies should be considered by the agency under the Merger Guidelines. As…
  • Apr 14

    Why the Antitrust Realities Support the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Why the Antitrust Realities Support the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
    I have a new article on the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger in the latest edition of the CPI Antitrust Chronicle, which includes several other articles on the merger, as well. In a recent essay, Allan Grunes & Maurice Stucke (who also…
  • Apr 2

    The premium natural and organic men’s apparel market

    The premium natural and organic men’s apparel market
    Last month the Wall Street Journal raised the specter of an antitrust challenge to the proposed Jos. A. Bank/Men’s Warehouse merger. Whether a challenge is forthcoming appears to turn, of course, on market definition: An important…
Rank this Week: 396

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Apr 15

    Partial Victory For the SEC on its Conflict Minerals Rule (Part 2)

    Partial Victory For the SEC on its Conflict Minerals Rule (Part 2)
    So far things are going swimmingly for the SEC; however, once the Court reached the First Amendment argument it sang a different tune.  The Association challenged the Rule’s requirement that an issuer describe its products as…
  • Apr 15

    Partial Victory For the SEC on its Conflict Minerals Rule (Part 1)

    Partial Victory For the SEC on its Conflict Minerals Rule (Part 1)
    On April 14 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued its ruling in the case challenging the SEC final conflict minerals rule (“Rule”) and largely found for the SEC. The Court did vacate one provision of the…
  • Apr 14

    Retail Investors on Life Support (Part 3)

    Retail Investors on Life Support (Part 3)
      We are discussing the outflow of retail investors from the markets. What can be done to help retail investors overcome their distrust for the market? As one market participant stated, "[i]t is not so much anymore that the public does…
Rank this Week: 64

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Covers all aspects of business law. By Eric C. Chaffee, J. Scott Colesanti, Joshua P. Fershee, and Stefan J. Padfield

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Apr 15

    AALS Call for Papers--Incorporating Numbers in Business Law Classe

    AALS Call for Papers--Incorporating Numbers in Business Law Classe
    Bringing Numbers into Basic and Advanced Business Associations Courses: How and Why to Teach Accounting, Finance, and Tax 2015 AALS Annual Meeting--Agency, Patnerships, LLCs & Unincorporated Assoc. Section Washington, DC Business planners…
  • Apr 15

    Corporations and Governments Don't Actually Do Anything

    Corporations and Governments Don't Actually Do Anything
    They really don't. To be clear, this is not a post bashing corporations (or government). It's not really extolling the virtues of corporations, either. Instead, it's just to make the point that, notwithstanding Citizens United or Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Circuit Court Invalidates SEC Conflict Mineral Disclosure

    D.C. Circuit Court Invalidates SEC Conflict Mineral Disclosure
    In an opinion released earlier today, the D.C. Circuit Court struck down the SEC's Dodd-Frank Conflict Mineral Rule under the compelled speech doctrine for failing the least restrictive alternative prong. We therefore hold that 15 U.S.C. §…
Rank this Week: 178

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

By Texas Wesleyan University Law Professor Franklin G. Snyder, with Contributing Law Professors Miriam A. Cherry, Meredith R. Miller, Keith A. Rowley, and D.A. Jeremy Talman

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 328 Will Ticket Scalpers Meet the Same Fate as Spinal Tap Drummers? The Sale and Resale of Concert and Sports Tickets Gregory M. Stein…
  • Apr 15

    Call For Papers: AALS Section on Agency, Partnerships LLCs, and Unincorporated Association

    Call For Papers: AALS Section on Agency, Partnerships LLCs, and Unincorporated Association
    Bringing Numbers into Basic and Advanced Business Associations Courses: How and Why to Teach Accounting, Finance, and Tax 2015 AALS Annual Meeting Washington, DC Business planners and transactional lawyers know just how much the…
  • Apr 15

    AALS Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law Call for Paper

    AALS Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law Call for Paper
    Emerging Scholars in Commercial and Consumer Law The AALS Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its program during the AALS 2015 Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting is currently scheduled…
Rank this Week: 185

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

By Stetson University Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt
    Last week, as reported in the New York Times (see here), the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who after making a brief statement…
  • Apr 8

    NYU Conference - Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement

    NYU Conference - Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement
    I had the privilege of being at an NYU Conference titled, Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement. Hats off to Professor Jennifer Arlen for bringing together folks with some different perspectives on…
  • Mar 25

    Gupta Conviction Affirmed by Second Circuit

    Gupta Conviction Affirmed by Second Circuit
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Rajat Gupta's convictions for securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud. (See here). The decision should be a hit for future evidence casebooks as it provides detailed analysis of…
Rank this Week: 311

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution
    The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 58, no. 3, April 2014) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Nuclear Posture, Nonproliferation Policy, and the Spread of Nuclear WeaponsErik Gartzke & Matthew Kroenig, …
  • Apr 15

    A Note to Reader

    A Note to Reader
    I will be traveling the rest of this week, so posting will be spotty or non-existent until next Monday.
  • Apr 14

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law
    The latest issue of the Journal of Private International Law (Vol. 10, no. 1, April 2014) is out. Contents include:Anatol Dutta & Andrea Schulz, First Cornerstones of the EU Rules on Cross-Border Child Cases: The Jurisprudence of the…
Rank this Week: 77

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Apr 15

    Cantor v. Hensarling for Speaker

    Cantor v. Hensarling for Speaker
    The weekend Wall Street Journal carried a small piece on a big brewing fight over the Ex-Im bank. I supported re-authorization of the Bank in the past and will again in the future.  Ex-Im supports exports and exports build trade…
  • Apr 15

    A Metastatic Government

    A Metastatic Government
    When Hank Adler was in studio yesterday to talk about his new book (see below), he told me that his Townhall.com column today would be about the attempt by the IRS to enforce demands for overpayment of old Social Security benefits from third…
  • Apr 14

    Three Books For Graduate

    Three Books For Graduate
    Got a graduate to buy for?  High school, college or grad school?  Look no further than these three books: 1.  You Don’t Have To Be Smart To Own A Smartphone by Hank Adler Buy this in bulk for every new job-seeker and new…
Rank this Week: 1821

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/
Rank this Week: 502

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: 668

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

By Professors Nancy Soonpaa, Sue Liemer, Coleen M. Barger and Mark E. Wojcik.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 15

    Don't over-argue your case

    Don't over-argue your case
    U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois recently advised lawyers to winnow their arguments down to the most effective ones. His article in the winter issue of Litigation quotes Judge Richard Prosser to…
  • Apr 12

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing
    In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article titled "Bad Writing and Bad Thinking," author Rachel Toor argues that some problems with students’ writing arise from their belief that they must write like others in their…
  • Apr 9

    A new book raises provocative points about legal writing

    A new book raises provocative points about legal writing
    Southern California lawyer William Domnarski raises some provocative points about legal writing in his new book, Swimming in Deep Water: Lawyers, Judges, and Our Troubled Legal Profession, published by the ABA. In an essay titled Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 800

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 15

    Sir Owen Woodhouse

    Sir Owen Woodhouse
    New Zealand's Sir Owen Woodhouse has died. The 1967 commission report that bears his name led to the movement from tort to a compensation system in New Zealand. That report is here. --CJR
  • Apr 11

    Turkewitz on $9B

    Turkewitz on $9B
    Here. See also Alberto Bernabe. --CJR
  • Apr 10

    KS: Conference Committee Adopts Increase in Med Mal Cap; No Collateral Source Reform

    KS: Conference Committee Adopts Increase in Med Mal Cap; No Collateral Source Reform
    Late last month, I reported that the Kansas legislature was going to conference committee to raise the med mal cap. Both the House and Senate adopted a gradual increase of the med mal cap on non-economic damages from $250K to...
Rank this Week: 1707

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Professor Andrea B. Carrol of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University and Professor Margaret Ryznar of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 15

    College Debt Division at Divorce

    College Debt Division at Divorce
    From the Wall Street Journal: In many states, divorce courts have the discretion to divide marital property in a holistic way. That means that if the educational debt is considered marital property, they have the option of taking into…
  • Apr 14

    Fighting Divorce

    Fighting Divorce
    From the Washington Post: For years, social conservatives have been fighting to prevent certain people from getting married. But they’re waging a parallel battle, too: Trying to keep married couples together. In cooperation with the Family…
  • Apr 12

    Taxes after Love

    Taxes after Love
    From Reuters: "Conscious uncoupling" might become all the rage now that actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin have announced they are separating in a cooperative and respectful way. But there is nothing touchy feely…
Rank this Week: 1730

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Professors Richard Bales, Jeffrey M. Hirsch and Marcia L. McCormick.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Travis on Changing the Gender-Pay Narrative

    Travis on Changing the Gender-Pay Narrative
    Michelle Travis (San Francisco) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming Denver L. Rev.) Disabling the Gender Pay Gap: Lessons from the Social Model of Disability. Here's the abstract: As we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Title…
  • Apr 14

    It's time for this year's edition of…

    It's time for this year's edition of Workplace Prof Faculty moves. Please let us know via the comment section what we missed. Appointments Stephanie Bornstein from visiting at Hastings to a tenure-track position teaching employment law and…
  • Apr 11

    SeaWorld’s Challenge to OSHA Citation Denied

    SeaWorld’s Challenge to OSHA Citation Denied
    The D.C. Circuit, by a 2-1 vote, has denied SeaWorld of Florida’s petition for review of an order finding a general duty clause violation related to the death of one of SeaWorld’s killer whale trainers, Dawn Brancheau. The OSH Act’s...
Rank this Week: 98

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 15

    Government Size and (Non)Corruption

    Government Size and (Non)Corruption
    By Michael DorfLast week brought news that doctors receiving very large Medicare reimbursements made very large campaign contributions to Democratic campaigns and PACs, and that in turn they may have received special consideration to avoid…
  • Apr 14

    The Fat Man in the Mirror

    The Fat Man in the Mirror
    By Michael DorfThe latest issue of the New York Review of Books includes a review by Cass Sunstein of the new book, Would You Kill the Fat Man? The Trolley Probelm and What Your Answer Tells Us About Right and Wrong, by David Edmonds.…
  • Apr 11

    Would Single-Payer Have Been Free of Constitutional Challenges? Not likely

    Would Single-Payer Have Been Free of Constitutional Challenges? Not likely
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananYesterday, in my Verdict column and here on Dorf on Law, I argued that now is the time to push for a single-payer national health care plan, one version of which is Medicare for All, which would simply expand the…
Rank this Week: 285

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

By Professors D. Benjamin Barros and Alfred L. Brophy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 15

    Renting is Expensive . . .

    Renting is Expensive . . .
    . . . and appears to be getting even more so: Nationally, half of all renters are now spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a comprehensive Harvard study, up from 38 percent of renters...
  • Apr 15

    The New York Times Covers Gentrification

    The New York Times Covers Gentrification
    The New York Times' Room For Debate series recently covered the pros and cons of gentrification. Law professors were represented by Wisconsin's Lisa Alexander: Urban centers with significant subsidized and rent-restricted affordable housing…
  • Apr 14

    PennLaw: Property Rights in South Asia

    PennLaw: Property Rights in South Asia
    The PennLaw is hosting an upcoming two-day workshop to explore property law regimes in South Asian societies. While the full conference papers aren't yet available, it's worth checking out the very interesting paper abstracts that are posted.…
Rank this Week: 369

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Apr 15

    BILETA Conference 2014, UEA

    BILETA Conference 2014, UEA
    Am liveblogging the BILETA 2014 conference at the University of East Anglia.  I missed last year’s Liverpool conference, so it’s great to be here amongst BILETA colleagues again.  Multiple streams, so can only…
  • Apr 2

    Parables, climbing & King Lear

    Parables, climbing & King Lear
    Check out the discussion over at Kris Greave’s PLT Educators Australasia LinkedIn forum on personal opinions in teaching & learning which somehow ended up with theological exegesis, a video of the astonishing Ueli Steck and King…
  • Mar 23

    Our data: free and open-acce

    Our data: free and open-acce
    Recently I was trawling a publisher’s website for a technology article (Springer, since you ask), with no-access pages and tariff barriers all around me, when a cheeky wee popup asked me: Would you use a data collaboration website to…
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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/
  • Apr 15

    Gregory C. Sisk & Ellen L. Yee, "Lawyer Advertising in Iowa after 2012"

    Gregory C. Sisk & Ellen L. Yee, "Lawyer Advertising in Iowa after 2012"
    Article. Abstract: Although long having a reputation for imposing the most restrictive rules in the nation on lawyer advertising, Iowa gradually removed most of these restrictions over the decades. Until 2013, however, there were notable…
  • Apr 15

    The new "Behavioral Legal Ethics Blog"

    The new "Behavioral Legal Ethics Blog"
    I'm glad to announce that the Behavioral Legal Ethics blog is up and running. Here's the announcement: At the recent conference on Psychology and Lawyering at UNLV Law School, many of us discussed our common interest in how behavioral…
  • Apr 14

    Blog Ranking

    Blog Ranking
    I'm delighted to see that Legal Ethics Forum is one of the top 40 most commonly viewed law professor blogs, with over 250,000 page views in 2013 (an increase of over 30% from the prior year). John Steele deserves a...
Rank this Week: 2343

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    No Time like the Present

    No Time like the Present
       "October: This is one of the particularly dangerous months to invest in stocks. Other dangerous months are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February."So Mark Twain, or so it is…
  • Apr 13

    DeLong on Piketty; Economist on Bank

    DeLong on Piketty; Economist on Bank
    Two can't miss weekend reads:  One. the  "Economist Essay" on the history of financial crises; and two, DeLong on Piketty--i.e., P's magisterial new study of inequality.  The Economist piece explains itself and I stand ready to…
  • Apr 12

    Cowen's Italy and Mine

    Cowen's Italy and Mine
    Tyler rolls his eyes at an NYT account of prodigal misspending at the Italian Tourist Board, particularly in respect to the South and Sicily.     He's right of course, but here's a guilty secret: hang the Tourist Board, I'd list…
Rank this Week: 175

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    PUBLICATION SCHEDULE: LOOK FOR THE NEXT NEW POSTINGS ON RELIGION CLAUSE ON THURSDAY MORNING

    PUBLICATION SCHEDULE: LOOK FOR THE NEXT NEW POSTINGS ON RELIGION CLAUSE ON THURSDAY MORNING
  • Apr 14

    President Sends Passover Greeting

    President Sends Passover Greeting
    The White House issued a statement from the President (full text) today sending greetings from himself and Michelle to all those celebrating Passover. Passover begins this evening.  Mr. Obama announced that, as in past years of his…
  • Apr 14

    President Hosts Easter Prayer Breakfast

    President Hosts Easter Prayer Breakfast
    This morning, President Obama hosted religious leaders at the White House for his 5th annual Easter Prayer Breakfast marking the beginning of Holy Week. (Press release and video of remarks).  He began his remarks (full text) by speaking…
Rank this Week: 97

Law & Econ Prof Blog

Law & Econ Prof Blog

By Professors Jagdeep Bhandari and Thomas S. Ulen.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Apr 14

    The Bundy Ranch Confrontation

    The Bundy Ranch Confrontation
    Many on the Right have been discussing the Bundy Ranch Confrontation, which seems to have ended with the surrender of the federal government. Breitbart is one place to look, and has links to legal documents. Mr. Bundy has not been...
  • Apr 13

    ALEA Early-Bird Registration Deadline Approaching

    ALEA Early-Bird Registration Deadline Approaching
    For readers who may not already be on the ALEA e-mail distribution list, information on this year's meeting of the American Law & Economics Association (to be held May 8-9 in Chicago), can be found at their web site. As...
  • Apr 9

    A Tax Idea: Pay Bonuses for Clean Audit

    A Tax Idea: Pay Bonuses for Clean Audit
    Everyone dreads a tax audit. Some people have cheated on their taxes, so they obviously are running scared. Others have pushed close to the line in making deductions, and expect to have some of them disallowed. Still others need have...
Rank this Week: 673

South Texas Law Professor

South Texas Law Professor

Reactions and musings from South Texas College of Law professor Dru Stevenson.

http://drustevenson.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    New Article: Against Confidentiality

    New Article: Against Confidentiality
    Codes of legal ethics vary state by state, but most draw heavily from the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct.  The ABA has revised Rule 1.6 (duty of confidentiality) in recent years, adding or clarifying exceptions, and states…
  • Aug 29

    Fincham on The Parthenon Dispute

    Fincham on The Parthenon Dispute
    My STCL colleague Derek Fincham has a new article on SSRN entitled The Parthenon Sculptures and Cultural Justice, which I recommend to my readers - it's a very interesting subject.
  • Aug 29

    My

    My
    My STCL colleague Derek Fincham has a new article on SSRN entitled The Parthenon Sculptures and Cultural Justice, which I recommen
Rank this Week: 2382

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I!: The practical problems with anti-corruption

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I!: The practical problems with anti-corruption
    I will respond later to Mariana’s rebuttal to my claim that one of the appeals of anti-corruption discourse among the law and development community may lie in its character as a “self-congratulatory and self-serving discourse of…
  • Apr 13

    Anti-Corruption: a response to Michael Dowdle (part I)

    Anti-Corruption: a response to Michael Dowdle (part I)
    In an insightful and provocative post entitled Anti-Anti-Corruption, Michael Dowdle suggests that there is something fundamentally wrong with the anti-corruption discourse in the development field. This is my attempt to partially respond to…
  • Apr 2

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I
    Michael W. Dowdle     (Note:  A couple of months ago, I gave a presentation at the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies that involved,      among other things, a critique of the anti-corruption…
Rank this Week: 799

Empirical Legal Studies

Empirical Legal Studies

Covers emerging empirical legal scholarship, conference updates and empirical claims. Edited by Professors Michael Heise, Theodore Eisenberg, William Ford, Sara Benesh, William Henderson, Frank Cross, Carolyn Shapiro, anbd Christopher Zorn

http://www.elsblog.org/the_empirical_legal_studi/
  • Apr 14

    (Animated) Stata Graphic

    (Animated) Stata Graphic
    Stata's graphics capabilities--while certainly powerful--have always struck me as unduly complicated, certainly when it comes to coding graph commands. Consequently, it is with trepidation that I note a recent Stata Blog posting that…
  • Apr 9

    An Empirical Perspective on Conventional Wisdoms Relating to US Incarceration Rate

    An Empirical Perspective on Conventional Wisdoms Relating to US Incarceration Rate
    Conventional wisdom about US incarceration rates during the past few decades emphasizes the war on drugs. In a recent essay, Escaping from the Standard Story: Why the Conventional Wisdom on Prison Growth is Wrong, and Where We Can Go from...
  • Apr 3

    On Picking Winners and Loser

    On Picking Winners and Loser
    In an interesting exchange between Jacob Felson and Andrew Gelman, Gelman recommends resisting the urge to "adjudicate" competing interpretations of results (or, more specifically, "picking" one significant variable as a…
Rank this Week: 2395

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/
  • Apr 14

    Can a Dead Person Be a Dependent?

    Can a Dead Person Be a Dependent?
    As the April 15 deadline approaches, it seems appropriate to take a look at one of the more “interesting” attempts at a tax deduction to have come to my attention. In a series of 13 Crazy Tax Deductions, one described the attempt…
  • Apr 11

    More Tax Color

    More Tax Color
    On Wednesday, in The Colors of Making and Taking, I noted the correlation between states that pay in fewer federal tax dollars than they take out in federal expenditures and the tax policy philosophy of those states as indicated by their…
  • Apr 10

    Can a Dead Person Be a Dependent?

    Can a Dead Person Be a Dependent?
    As the April 15 deadline approaches, it seems appropriate to take a look at one of the more “interesting” attempts at a tax deduction to have come to my attention. In a series of 13 Crazy Tax Deductions, one described the attempt…
Rank this Week: 2383

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Law Student, Character Evidence and Offering to Buy “Your Teenage Daughter"

    The Law Student, Character Evidence and Offering to Buy “Your Teenage Daughter"
    As a judge who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit notes at the beginning of his opinion in this case, “Harry McMillan was a second-year law student at the Southern Illinois University School of Law when he posted an…
  • Apr 11

    Scareware, the Federal Trade Commission and "Monetary Consumer Redress"

    Scareware, the Federal Trade Commission and "Monetary Consumer Redress"
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit recently issued in a civil case:  F.T.C. v. Ross, 743 F.3d 886 (2014).  The Appellate Court judge who wrote this opinion begins by explaining that the…
  • Apr 9

    The FBI Agent and Texting During Sidebar

    The FBI Agent and Texting During Sidebar
    --> In 2013, a federal grand jury returned an indictment that charged Douglas Swenson, and others, with “securities fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, interstate transportation of stolen property, as well as multiple…
Rank this Week: 258

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    AGW, Considered as a Black Swan

    AGW, Considered as a Black Swan
    In my previous post I took issue with Lovejoy's claim to show, by statistical analysis of global temperature data since 1500, that the probability that natural processes would produce the amount of warming observed in the period 1880 to 2008…
  • Apr 13

    Two Problems With the 1% Claim

    Two Problems With the 1% Claim
    A number of news stories claim that a recent paper by Lovejoy proves that the probability that the warming of the past century is entirely due to natural causes is less than one percent. I find the conclusion plausible enough, but, so far as…
  • Apr 9

    A Few More Bits from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

    A Few More Bits from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
    (Chapter 10, Second draft)An assessment of the observational evidence indicates that the AR4 conclusions regarding global increasing trends in hydrological droughts since the 1970s are no longer supported. ... we conclude there is low…
Rank this Week: 1501

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 331

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3524

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: 1219

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 13

    Bloggers are protected as “Media” – Comins v. VanVoorhis (Chapter 2)

    Bloggers are protected as “Media” – Comins v. VanVoorhis (Chapter 2)
    It’s an all-too-common scenario: A blogger criticizes someone online, and then gets sued for his statements.   But two things make this case unique: First, the plaintiff sued because of the blogger’s characterizations of him…
  • Apr 13

    Law Enforcement Prioritie

    Law Enforcement Prioritie
    I’ve been involved in the debate over whether we should criminalize “revenge porn.” As much as I despise the practice, I don’t agree with new criminal laws to punish it. In fact, I just spent some time on a panel at…
  • Mar 31

    Natural Selection in Action!  

    Natural Selection in Action!  
    Once more, with feeling…. I will NOT listen to clergy members (at least if they tell me to let a hyena eat my balls)  Filed under: misc
Rank this Week: 807

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity…

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Reigns Supreme

Covers employment law, human resources best practices, and how to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms to help ensure a happy and productive workforce. By Kendall Isaac.

http://www.workplacedignity.com/employment-law-and-dispute-resolution-blog.html
Rank this Week: 737

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    PASSING OF JOHN H. MANSFIELD

    PASSING OF JOHN H. MANSFIELD
    John H. Mansfield, obituary, Boston Globe (April 13, 2014): MANSFIELD, John Howard Of Brookline, MA, died on April 10, 2014 at the age of 85. He was the John Watson Professor of Law (Emeritus) at Harvard Law School. Beloved husband of…
  • Apr 7

    Time to mobilize

    Time to mobilize
    It is time for Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians in the United States to mobilize. Mr. Putin probably wants to expand westward next. And Obama and Merkel cannot yet be counted on. &&& The dynamic evidence…
  • Mar 27

    Gangsta Rap Lyrics as Evidence

    Gangsta Rap Lyrics as Evidence
    Lorne Manley, Legal Debate on Using Boastful Rap Lyrics as a Smoking Gun NY Times (March 26, 2014). &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
Rank this Week: 4526

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister and Dave Owen.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Apr 11

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law
    Today I will be blogging live from the Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium held at Widener Law in Delaware. A live feed of the conference is available here. A remarkable group of scholars from all over the world have converged…
  • Apr 9

    Energy Law Symposium on Emerging Business and Regulatory Model

    Energy Law Symposium on Emerging Business and Regulatory Model
    The San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law just announced its upcoming symposium. Here's the conference description and a call for papers: Proposals Due: Monday, April 21, 2014 On Friday, November 7, 2014, the University of San Diego…
  • Apr 8

    Why Take Environmental Law?

    Why Take Environmental Law?
    Across the country, law students are registering for their fall courses, and some of them are choosing whether or not to take environmental law. This, then, is a good time to make the case for enrolling in the course. The...
Rank this Week: 1729