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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 22

    Duggar Show Off TLC Schedule

    Duggar Show Off TLC Schedule
    The Hollywood Reporter reports that the popular TLC show "19 Kids and Counting" is no longer on TLC's schedule after Josh Dugger, the oldest of the Dugger children, admitted to molesting several underage girls, including some of his…
  • May 21

    President Renominates Jessica Rosenworcel To FCC

    President Renominates Jessica Rosenworcel To FCC
    President Obama has re-nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to the Federal Communications Commission. Links to FCC Chair Tom Wheeler's statement, Commissioner Clyburn's statement, Commissioner Pai's statement, Commissioner O'Rielly's statement,…
  • May 21

    Paid Advertising, Editorial Content, and Freedom of the Pre

    Paid Advertising, Editorial Content, and Freedom of the Pre
    Lili Levi, University of Miami School of Law, has published A 'Faustian Pact'?: Native Advertising and the Future of the Press. Here is the abstract. As technology undermines the economic model supporting the traditional press, news…
Rank this Week: 417

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
  • May 22

    Why Do We Have Bicameralism?

    Why Do We Have Bicameralism?
    A key structural feature of Article One is bicameralism.  Why is Congress set up in this way?  There are many possible answers.  First, Congress was modeled on Parliament, which had two chambers–Lords and Commons.…
  • May 21

    Why empowering consumers won’t (by itself) stop privacy breache

    Why empowering consumers won’t (by itself) stop privacy breache
    Thanks to CoOp for inviting me to guest blog once again. As with my other academic contributions, the views expressed here are my own and don’t necessarily reflect those of my employers past or present. — Who bears the costs…
  • May 20

    As Yankees Fail to Pay A-Rod When Due, Is Settlement On Brew?

    As Yankees Fail to Pay A-Rod When Due, Is Settlement On Brew?
     Alex Rodriquez roamed Washington DC’s power corridors Wednesday (pictured), while his agents back home in New York drafted grievance papers against the Yankees for nonpayment of $6 million, due Friday.[i] A-Rod claims the sum…
Rank this Week: 64

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 291

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Obama Addresses Synagogue For Jewish American Heritage Month [corrected]

    Obama Addresses Synagogue For Jewish American Heritage Month [corrected]
    President Obama this morning delivered a 30-minute address (full text) at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C. to mark Jewish Heritage Month. Here is an excerpt from his wide-ranging speech:Now, I wanted to come here to celebrate…
  • May 22

    New Orleans Mayor Issues Executive Order In Opposition To Jindahl'

    New Orleans Mayor Issues Executive Order In Opposition To Jindahl'
    Two days after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindahl issued an executive order designed to prevent governmental entities from denying benefits to persons who act in accordance with their religious beliefs in opposition to same-sex marriage (see…
  • May 22

    Zogby Reappoined To USCIRF

    Zogby Reappoined To USCIRF
    Last week, President Obama announced his intention to reappoint Dr. James J. Zogby to another term on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Earlier this week, USCIRF issued a press release in which USCIRF Chair Dr.…
Rank this Week: 68

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/
  • May 22

    What does "structural change" mean?

    What does "structural change" mean?
    For several years we've been discussing whether the legal profession is undergoing structural change. But what do we mean by that phrase? For me, the key issue is whether the profession will continue to earn supra-competitive profits. As one…
  • May 21

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"
    Story at ArsTechnica. Excerpt: A New York state judge earlier this month decided that as many as nine lawyers from various high-profile law firms who represented Ceglia must defend Zuckerberg's lawsuit. That decision came weeks before a…
  • May 20

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service
    [This post is from Ray McKoski.] Today, the ABA issued Formal Opinion 470 advising that a judge may author a letter encouraging lawyers to participate in pro bono legal service programs. While the casual observer might not see an issue...
Rank this Week: 237

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    False claims of FDA approval actionable under Lanham Act and state law

    False claims of FDA approval actionable under Lanham Act and state law
    Innovative Health Solutions, Inc. v. DyAnsys, Inc., 2015 WL 2398931, No. 14-cv-05207 (N.D. Cal. May 19, 2015) IHS sells a medical device called P–STIM.  DyAnsys used to be the distributor of P-STIM in the US, but after it lost…
  • May 21

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device
    Church & Dwight Co. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GMBH, No. 14 Civ. 00585, 2015 WL 2359467 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 24, 2015) Earlier discussion.  SPD argued that the FDCA barred Lanham Act false advertising claims against it…
  • May 21

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP
    Radiance Foundation, Inc. v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, No. 14-1568 (4th Cir. May 19, 2015)  The Radiance Foundation published an article online entitled “NAACP: National Association for the…
Rank this Week: 2656

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 22

    Motorcycle Gangs Have Complicated Property Rules About Bottom Rocker

    Motorcycle Gangs Have Complicated Property Rules About Bottom Rocker
    It turns out that the nasty shootout between two motorcycle gangs in Texas may have it's origin in a dispute over who controls certain "bottom rockers." From an interview with a DEA agent: What caused this shootout in Waco is...
  • May 22

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing
    Jamie Lee (Baltimore) has posted Rights at Risk in Privatized Public Housing (Tulsa Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Traditional public housing is dwindling. Federal policy has increasingly encouraged privatization, shifting…
  • May 20

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo
    The author previews his new book and explains why he wrote it. The gist: Although I don’t have survey data on this, my impression is that law professors probably support the result in Kelo by almost as lopsided a margin...
Rank this Week: 279

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 22

    Appeals courts shoot down Catholic groups in contraception mandate cases « Hot Air

    Appeals courts shoot down Catholic groups in contraception mandate cases « Hot Air
    On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit rejected (PDF) the University of Notre Dame’s argument that the accommodation regulations require it to contract with an insurer which, because of the contract, then provides contraception coverage to…
  • May 22

    Russia demands blogger identities from Google, Twitter, and Facebook « Hot Air

    Russia demands blogger identities from Google, Twitter, and Facebook « Hot Air
    It’s also a moment of truth for the tech giants, too. Google infamously knuckled under to China’s demands for censorship and cooperation against dissidents last decade as the price for access to their vast market. Six years ago,…
  • May 22

    Planets, Priests and a Persistent Myth - WSJ

    Planets, Priests and a Persistent Myth - WSJ
    Ask a Catholic audience whose name they associate with the Catholic Church and science. “Galileo!” they shout. Ask them about Lemaître, Grimaldi, Stensen, Secchi—or Piazzi—and you get blank stares. Is it any…
Rank this Week: 678

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • May 22

    More than 200 Attendees from 25 Countries at the 10th Global Legal Skills Conference in Chicago

    More than 200 Attendees from 25 Countries at the 10th Global Legal Skills Conference in Chicago
    The 10th Global Legal Skills Conference attracted more than 200 participants from 25 countries, the largest GLS Conference to date. The conference was held at The John Marshall Law School (where the conference originated) and Northwestern…
  • May 22

    WTO Dispute Settlement New

    WTO Dispute Settlement New
    In dispute resolution activity at the World Trade Organization (WTO) this week, both China and Japan filed appeals of panel reports regarding anti-dumping duties on certain steel tubes. The two cases are: “China – Measures Imposing…
  • May 21

    ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program Is Looking for New Member

    ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program Is Looking for New Member
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) and its Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) are now launching the third year of the Women in International Law Mentoring Program.Since 2013, over 240 women have participated in…
Rank this Week: 4303

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Amy Rigby concert

    Amy Rigby concert
    Last night, at the Hifi Bar in the East Village, I got to see a great Amy Rigby concert, sitting about 10 feet from the stage.  The first photo shows her with husband Wreckless Eric on bass, the second with audience special guests Lenny…
  • May 12

    New international tax paper posted on SSRN

    New international tax paper posted on SSRN
    I've just posted on SSRN a recently-completed paper on international taxation, entitled "The Crossroads Versus the Seesaw: Getting a 'Fix' on Recent International Tax Policy Developments."It should be downloadable here.  Somewhat on the…
  • May 11

    Bentham House conference on the Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law

    Bentham House conference on the Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law
    Yesterday I returned from my short sojourn in London, where I attended the Third Annual Bentham House Conference: Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law, held at the University College London.  This was a very enjoyable and stimulating…
Rank this Week: 557

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 22

    Search and ripoff externalitie

    Search and ripoff externalitie
    Mark Armstrong, Oxford examines Search and ripoff externalities. ABSTRACT: This paper surveys models of markets in which only some consumers are "savvy". I discuss when the presence of savvy consumers improves the deals available to…
  • May 22

    Competition Law in China - Friday 12 June 2015, 10:00 - 17:30

    Competition Law in China - Friday 12 June 2015, 10:00 - 17:30
    Competition Law in China Friday 12 June 2015, 10:00 - 17:30 UCL Faculty of Laws A one-day CPD course introducing Chinese anti-Monopoly Law, organised by UCL’s Centre for Law, Economics & Society Taught by: Thomas Cheng (Associate…
  • May 22

    Reconciling Cournot and Bertrand Outcomes: A Review

    Reconciling Cournot and Bertrand Outcomes: A Review
    Kipyegon Benard Kirui, University of Der es Salam is Reconciling Cournot and Bertrand Outcomes: A Review. ABSTRACT: This paper reconciles the Cournot and Bertrand Models of oligopolistic competition, highlighting its weaknesses and giving an…
Rank this Week: 143

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • May 22

    Education Law Center Demands Secretary Duncan Reject New Jersey's ESEA Waiver Renewal

    Education Law Center Demands Secretary Duncan Reject New Jersey's ESEA Waiver Renewal
    The Education Law Center released this story earlier this week: In a letter submitted May 18, Education Law Center calls on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to "promptly reject" New Jersey's application to renew its waiver…
  • May 22

    Recent Special Education Decision

    Recent Special Education Decision
    Supreme Court Declines Review of Case Presenting Circuit Split on IDEA's Stay-Put Provision As covered by SCOTUSBlog, the Supreme Court declined certiorari this week in a special education case, Ridley School District v. M.R. The case…
  • May 21

    How One School Uses Segregation to Help Students Talk About Race

    How One School Uses Segregation to Help Students Talk About Race
    For those who missed it, NY Magazine has a fascinating article on one elementary school's attempt to teach students how to navigate issues of race. It is a clearly thought out curriculum, but one involving a highly controversial practice:…
Rank this Week: 1054

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: 365

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • May 22

    Los Angeles Wins the Fight for $15

    Los Angeles Wins the Fight for $15
    The Fight for $15 in the United States’ second most populated city is finally over. We previously posted about how Seattle took the lead on setting the highest minimum wage in the country. This April, we highlighted how public…
  • May 20

    The Perpetuation of Poverty through Racial Segregation

    The Perpetuation of Poverty through Racial Segregation
    Last month, protests erupted in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray and in response to the larger issues of police brutality, racial profiling, and mass incarceration. These protests have furthered conversations surrounding police…
  • May 16

    Nebraska Poised to Become 19th State to Abolish Death Penalty

    Nebraska Poised to Become 19th State to Abolish Death Penalty
    On the same day that jurors in Massachusetts returned a verdict in favor of the federal death penalty for Tsarnaev, Nebraska lawmakers voted 30-16 in favor of advancing a bill to repeal their state’s death penalty. The bill faces one...
Rank this Week: 955

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 22

    It’s Not Just Them: The Social and Economic Consequences of Family Conflict

    It’s Not Just Them: The Social and Economic Consequences of Family Conflict
    Busy family law lawyers, myself included, live in a bubble of immediacy, a shroud of crisis that moves with us as we go forward in time and cross entry after entry off our calendars. This often has two consequences. First, it discourages us…
  • May 22

    The Friday Fillip: Carom

    The Friday Fillip: Carom
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as…
  • May 22

    E-Laws Discontinues the Detailed Legislative History Tables – Sign Our Petition Today!

    E-Laws Discontinues the Detailed Legislative History Tables – Sign Our Petition Today!
    As you may have heard, during the recent E-Laws website migration, the decision was taken to discontinue producing the Detailed Legislative History Tables. In 2002, Ontario stopped publishing the Table of Public Statutes in the Statutes of…
Rank this Week: 168

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    The OnStar GPS Tracking Service, the iPads and Harassment

    The OnStar GPS Tracking Service, the iPads and Harassment
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Minnesota:  Boggs v. Boggs, 2015 WL 1961179 (2015).  As the caption suggests, the case involves spouses who were in the process of divorcing when the events that produced…
  • May 20

    The Facebook Posts, Cyberstalking and "Substantial Emotional Distress"

    The Facebook Posts, Cyberstalking and "Substantial Emotional Distress"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Florida Court of Appeals that involves domestic violence and “cyberstalking.”  Horowitz v. Horowitz, 2015 WL 1443223 (District Court of Appeals of Florida – Second District…
  • May 18

    Divorce, the Summons and Facebook

    Divorce, the Summons and Facebook
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, New York County, New York that analyzes an issue involving divorce procedure.  Baidoo v. Blood-Dzraku, 2015 WL 1486978 (2015).  The issue involves the process of…
Rank this Week: 366

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/
  • May 22

    Doing Arithmetic: An Insight into Tax Policy Conundrum

    Doing Arithmetic: An Insight into Tax Policy Conundrum
    Sometimes, in trying to help people understand the facts beneath tax policy issues, I wonder why many have difficulty grasping the essentials, and thus being misled or even duped by the sound bit and buzz phrases tossed about by politicians…
  • May 20

    The Dependency Exemption Parental Tie-Breaker Rule

    The Dependency Exemption Parental Tie-Breaker Rule
    A recent case, Rolle v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2015-93, illustrates the dependency tie-breaker rule. The taxpayer married Raina in 2006. During 2011, the taxpayer, Raina, and their children lived together from January 1 through July 31. On or about…
  • May 18

    So Where’s the Money?

    So Where’s the Money?
    Stanley Druckenmiller, a billionaire hedge fund manager, has reacted, according to this story to “proposals to tax the rich to pay for more social service for the poor.” According to Druckenmiller, “That’s not where…
Rank this Week: 1939

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • May 22

    KS: Negligence Standard Reaffirmed for Escaped Livestock

    KS: Negligence Standard Reaffirmed for Escaped Livestock
    Details at Iowa State's Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation.
  • May 21

    Baker & Swedloff on Lawyers' Professional Liability

    Baker & Swedloff on Lawyers' Professional Liability
    Tom Baker & Rick Swedloff have posted to SSRN Liability Insurer Data as a Window on Lawyers' Professional Liability. The abstract provides: Using the best publicly available data on lawyers’ liability claims and insurance – from the…
  • May 20

    Culhane on Amtrak Cap

    Culhane on Amtrak Cap
    Widener's John Culhane at Slate: "A Cruel Cap."
Rank this Week: 415

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/
  • May 22

    One Year After the U.N. Slammed the U.S. on the Criminalization of Youth, How Are We Doing?

    One Year After the U.N. Slammed the U.S. on the Criminalization of Youth, How Are We Doing?
    by: Cynthia Soohoo, Tawakalitu Amusa and Chelsea Guffy Editor's note: This post, by Prof. Soohoo and students Amusa and Guffy, is part one of an assessment of the United States regarding treatment of juveniles. Part two will address specific…
  • May 21

    Foreign Relations Law and the Supreme Court

    Foreign Relations Law and the Supreme Court
    Readers of this blog will be interested in debate currently taking place on the Harvard Law Review website. The May 2015 issue of the law review includes an article by Ganesh Sitaraman and Ingrid Wuerth titled The Normalization of Foreign...
  • May 20

    Leadership and Resources on Science and Human Right

    Leadership and Resources on Science and Human Right
    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has long been a thought leader in the effort to "bring human rights home" to the U.S. That leadership continues with the Association's monthly Science and Human Rights Report.…
Rank this Week: 969

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 22

    When the Left Shoots Itself in the Foot (IHL Version)

    When the Left Shoots Itself in the Foot (IHL Version)
    by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, I made the mistake of relying on an article in Electronic Intifada about a recent speech by Moshe Ya'alon, the Israeli Defense Minister. Here are the relevant paragraphs in the article: Israeli defense minister…
  • May 21

    Guest Post: The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: ‘Asian Values’ or Drug Treaty Influence?

    Guest Post: The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: ‘Asian Values’ or Drug Treaty Influence?
    by Rick Lines, Damon Barrett and Patrick Gallahue by Rick Lines, Damon Barrett and Patrick Gallahue [Dr Rick Lines is Executive Director of Harm Reduction International, and a Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Centre, University of…
  • May 19

    Regulation 55 and the Irrelevance of the Confirmation Hearing

    Regulation 55 and the Irrelevance of the Confirmation Hearing
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller It’s becoming an old story: the Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) rejects a charged mode of liability after a confirmation hearing, so the OTP simply asks the Trial Chamber (TC) to give…
Rank this Week: 80

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • May 21

    The Significance of the Supreme Court’s Williams-Yulee Decision Upholding Florida’s Regulation of Judicial Election

    The Significance of the Supreme Court’s Williams-Yulee Decision Upholding Florida’s Regulation of Judicial Election
    UC Davis law professor Vikram David Amar discusses a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that has received little attention despite its significance—Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar. In that case, a 5-4 majority of the Court upheld a…
  • May 20

    The Return of the Paranoid Style in American Politic

    The Return of the Paranoid Style in American Politic
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil Buchanan describes how the paranoid style, first ascribed to politics by Richard J. Hofstadter in 1964, fits the current state of political affairs in the United States. Continue reading…
  • May 19

    Is the Dormant Commerce Clause a “Judicial Fraud”?

    Is the Dormant Commerce Clause a “Judicial Fraud”?
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf describes how the dissenting opinions by Justices Scalia and Thomas in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne are inconsistent with their prior methodologies for interpreting the…
Rank this Week: 3571

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
Rank this Week: 727

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • May 21

    China to Introduce Safety Audit System

    China to Introduce Safety Audit System
    The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) reportedly will begin assigning safety ratings to all foreign carriers serving Chinese airports, with the possibility of revoking licenses of carriers with low scores. The carriers will be…
  • May 18

    INTRANSLAW Zagreb 2015

    INTRANSLAW Zagreb 2015
    The University of Zagreb Faculty of Law and the Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences invite you to attend the First International Transport and Insurance Law Conference – INTRANSLAW Zagreb 2015, on October 15 and 16. The conference will…
  • May 14

    International Aviation Law Institute Welcomes Fulbright Scholar

    International Aviation Law Institute Welcomes Fulbright Scholar
    The International Aviation Law Institute (IALI) at DePaul University College of Law welcomes Dr. Sarah Jane Fox from Coventry University in England who will be joining us this fall as a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Fox holds a PhD in law...
Rank this Week: 2138

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 21

    Obama, Iran, Rational Actor Theory, Anti-Semitism: A Toxic Mix

    Obama, Iran, Rational Actor Theory, Anti-Semitism: A Toxic Mix
    Critical race theorists and left-leaning behavioral economists (is there any other kind?) have been telling us for years that you cannot use rational actor theory to analyze discrimination. Examples:... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 21

    Comparing EU and USA regulation of "insider" trading by "outsiders"

    Comparing EU and USA regulation of "insider" trading by "outsiders"
    Gilotta, Sergio, The Regulation of Outsider Trading in EU and the US (May 15, 2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2605792 This paper examines the regulation of outsider trading in EU... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 21

    Critiquing Canadian Proxy Adviser

    Critiquing Canadian Proxy Adviser
    Tingle, Bryce C., Bad Company! The Assumptions Behind Proxy Advisors' Voting Recommendations (May 11, 2015). Dalhousie Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2 (Fall 2014) . Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
Rank this Week: 73

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
  • May 21

    Save the date: AALS ADR Works in Progress in October

    Save the date: AALS ADR Works in Progress in October
    As the summer begins and a lot of us are planning our research and writing, please keep in mind that the 9th Annual AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference will be on October 23 & 34, 2015, …
  • May 21

    Why Cooperate?

    Why Cooperate?
    A short piece in the New York Times by Harvard economists and Yale psychologists has a suggestion that may surprise you – or maybe not – about people’s motivation to cooperate. The authors focus on the “tragedy of the…
  • May 19

    Why Cooperate?

    Why Cooperate?
    A short piece in the New York Times by Harvard economists and Yale psychologists has a suggestion that may surprise you – or maybe not – about people’s motivation to cooperate. They focus on the “tragedy of the…
Rank this Week: 728

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: 4515

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
Rank this Week: 410

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/
  • May 21

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Say What? How the Brain Separates Our Ability to Talk and Write, Science Daily In The Popular Press: Fruit Flies Are Shown to Enter a Fearlike State, NY Times The Database of All Things Brainy,...
  • May 18

    "Brain Science and the Theory of Juvenile Mens Rea"

    "Brain Science and the Theory of Juvenile Mens Rea"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in North Carolina Law Review): "Brain Science and the Theory of Juvenile Mens Rea" JENNY E. CARROLL, University of Alabama - School of Law The law has long recognized the distinction between adults…
  • May 18

    On "The Limited Right to Alter Memory"

    On "The Limited Right to Alter Memory"
    At the Legal Theory Blog, Larry Solum recommends my "The Limited Right to Alter Memory," (Journal of Medical Ethics, vol. 40, p. 658 (2014)) recently posted to SSRN. Here's the free link and here's the abstract: We like to think...
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Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Gini's Crossbow

    Gini's Crossbow
    James Ming Chen, Gini's Crossbow, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2608850 or http://bit.ly/GinisCrossbow: The Gini coefficient remains a popular gauge of inequality throughout the social and natural sciences because it is visually…
  • Apr 25

    Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law

    Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law
    Jurisdynamics is pleased to have received, courtesy of Oxford University Press, Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives (Randall S. Abate ed., 2015), available via…
  • Mar 1

    Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistic

    Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistic
    James Ming Chen, Leaps, Metes, and Bounds: Innovation Law and Its Logistics, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2571830 or http://bit.ly/LeapsMetesBounds: Economic analysis of technological innovation, diffusion, and decline often proceeds according to…
Rank this Week: 2358

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • May 21

    My Eulogy For My Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

    My Eulogy For My Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
    On Sunday, we celebrated the life of my mom, Gail Schlachter. We had a full house of about 80 people. We did some readings, said the Mourner’s Kaddish, had some eulogies, watched a slideshow (with “(I Had) The Time of...
  • May 14

    Selected Remembrances of Gail Schlachter Hauser (1943-2015)

    Selected Remembrances of Gail Schlachter Hauser (1943-2015)
    As word of Dr. Gail Schlachter’s death spread through various communities, there was an outpouring of love and respect that overwhelmed us. We knew her death would impact many communities, and our hearts ached as we heard from so…
  • May 11

    My First Mother’s Day Without My Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

    My First Mother’s Day Without My Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
    I know Mother’s Day is supposed to be about moms, but please indulge me as I describe it from a son’s perspective. As a Jewish son, Mother’s Day has always been a difficult day. After all, Jewish babies start out...
Rank this Week: 1168

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 619

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/
  • May 21

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality
    The following provocative policy proposals are found in Anthony B. Atkinson’s book, Inequality: what can be done?(Harvard University Press, 2015): 303-304. 1. The direction of technological change should be an explicit concern of…
  • May 19

    Malcom X: May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965

    Malcom X: May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965
    “…[T]oward the end of his life [Malcolm X] argued that blacks should put aside religious and philosophical differences and recognize they had a common oppressor. Antiblack racism, he argued, negatively affects all blacks,…
  • May 14

    The Sullied Science & Political Economy of Post-Industrial Agriculture (Or: ‘Toward Agroecology & Food Justice’) — A Basic Bibliography

    The Sullied Science & Political Economy of Post-Industrial Agriculture (Or: ‘Toward Agroecology & Food Justice’) — A Basic Bibliography
    The title of this compilation is a mouthful, nevertheless, its content can be chewed with leisure and is easily digestible. I hope it also proves both nutritious and a gustatory delight. The Sullied Science & Political Economy of…
Rank this Week: 2336

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/
  • May 21

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality
    The following provocative policy proposals are found in Anthony B. Atkinson’s book, Inequality: what can be done? (Harvard University Press, 2015): 303-304. 1. The direction of technological change should be an explicit concern of…
  • May 19

    Malcom X: May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965

    Malcom X: May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965
    “…[T]oward the end of his life [Malcolm X] argued that blacks should put aside religious and philosophical differences and recognize they had a common oppressor. Antiblack racism, he argued, negatively affects all blacks,…
  • May 14

    Can You Trump That?

    Can You Trump That?
    Donald Trump has teased the voting public before. He has flirted several times with the possibility of running for president. In 2012, he even rose to near the top of some early opinion polls. Each time, however, Trump backed away from an…
Rank this Week: 4914

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/
  • May 21

    Hersch: Should we care that women with "elite" education drop out of the workforce?

    Hersch: Should we care that women with "elite" education drop out of the workforce?
    "How Opting Out Among Women With Elite Education Contributes to Social Inequality" Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality 3(2), Spring 2015, 192-215 Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 15-11 JONI HERSCH, Vanderbilt…
  • May 18

    Biker Merger Economics.

    Biker Merger Economics.
    What happened in Waco? Several biker gangs met at a large bar. A fight started in the bathroom, and despite the presence of 12 policeman, it became general and 9 people ended up killed. My question: Why were so many...
  • May 18

    Like Spider-Man, Today's Big Federalism Decision Arrived in Disguise

    Like Spider-Man, Today's Big Federalism Decision Arrived in Disguise
    Probably there is nothing I can do to convince you, reader, that you should be interested in today’s decision in Maryland v. Wynne. Not only is it a tax case, but it is also a dormant commerce clause case, and...
Rank this Week: 4302

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/
  • May 20

    New study highlights importance of writing and research skill

    New study highlights importance of writing and research skill
    Computer-research vendor Lexis-Nexis recently conducted a study of 300 hiring partners and supervising attorneys to determine what they seek in newly-hired lawyers. Among the study’s findings are that 66% of the respondents want new lawyers…
  • May 19

    Scholars' Forum at The John Marshall Law School

    Scholars' Forum at The John Marshall Law School
    The GLS-10 Scholars' Forum is continuing with presentations on secrets of foreign and international law research. Presenters pictured here are Clare Gaynor WIllis (Chicago-Kent College of Law) and Anne Abramson (The John Marshall Law…
  • May 19

    GLS Scholars' Forum Underway at The John Marshall Law School

    GLS Scholars' Forum Underway at The John Marshall Law School
    Paulina E. Wilson of Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland is among the presenters speaking today at the GLS-10 Scholars Forum, in advance of the Global Legal Skills Conference. Her presentation is on the subject of “Comparative…
Rank this Week: 4301

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/
  • May 20

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Carl J. Circo, A Case Study in Collaborative Technology and the Intentionally Relational Contract: Building Information Modeling and Construction Industry Contracts, 67 Ark. L. Rev. 873 (2014) Tal Kastner, How 'bout Them Apples?: The Power of…
  • May 20

    Rising Minimum Wage

    Rising Minimum Wage
    Should salary levels be regulated or mainly left to individual contractual negotiations between the employee and his/her employer? The former, according to the Los Angeles City Council and governance entities in several other cities and…
  • May 19

    Employers Must Continually Monitor 401(k) Plan

    Employers Must Continually Monitor 401(k) Plan
    Yesterday, I blogged here about a proposed Labor Department rule that would require investment brokers to contractually bind themselves as fiduciaries of their clients. Somewhat relatedly, the United States Supreme Court just issued an…
Rank this Week: 419

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: 584

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
  • May 20

    How to Be Happy in Your Work

    How to Be Happy in Your Work
    Some lawyers are happy. Don’t take it on faith; the New York times says so.…
  • May 14

    Fox Hunting at The New Yorker

    Fox Hunting at The New Yorker
    Is the Trickster an “endangered species”? You might think so at a first reading of  Joan Acocella’s essay on “Reynard the Fox” in last week’s The New Yorker.…
  • May 5

    Go Directly to Jail!

    Go Directly to Jail!
    When I was a young lawyer, I once met a well-known architect whose buildings I admired. I told him so. He replied, “I only design buildings; you lawyers are the architects of society.”Perhaps the phrase “architects of…
Rank this Week: 1644

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 20

    Canadian Piracy Rates Plummet as Industry Points to Effectiveness of Copyright Notice-and-Notice System

    Canadian Piracy Rates Plummet as Industry Points to Effectiveness of Copyright Notice-and-Notice System
    Canada's copyright notice-and-notice system took effect earlier this year, leading to thousands of notifications being forwarded by Internet providers to their subscribers. Groups such as the Canadian Recording Industry Association argued…
  • May 19

    Missing the Target: Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Goal?

    Missing the Target: Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Goal?
    The foundation of any national digital policy is affordable high-speed Internet access. Given the importance of the Internet to education, culture, commerce, and political participation, most countries have established ambitious targets to…
  • May 19

    Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Target?

    Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Target?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 16, 2015 as Why is Canada Lagging Behind With Its Broadband Goals? The foundation of any national digital policy is affordable high-speed Internet access. Given the importance of the Internet to education,…
Rank this Week: 191

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

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

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • May 19

    Canadian Comparative Religion Case

    Canadian Comparative Religion Case
    I’d like to tell you about a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada regarding religious education.[1] Quebec has a “mandatory core curriculum” which includes a Program on Ethics and Religious Culture, to teach…
  • May 12

    Listening, Learning and Law Enforcement

    Listening, Learning and Law Enforcement
    Not long ago, I met the daughter of two of my wife’s high school teachers. Grant and Joyce Banks were legendary in Rutherford County. They traveled to the homes and met the families of every one of their students. Their purpose was to…
  • May 5

    “Free Range Children”

    “Free Range Children”
    It never occurred to me that I’d be talking about “free range children” as if they were a species of fowl and the big question was whether to let them out of the coop. But apparently it’s become an issue.[1] I was…
Rank this Week: 4539

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 217

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

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

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    Civil Confrontation

    Civil Confrontation
    The Confrontation Clause, of course, only applies in favor of a criminal defendant.  But it has long appeared to me that it reflects a broader principle in common-law adjudication, that ordinarily at least a party should have a…
  • Mar 28

    Remote testimony

    Remote testimony
    Here's a belated report on a recent development in a long-standing issue.  Last month, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in New Mexico v. Schwartz, No. 14-317.  The petition presented the issue whether the…
  • Mar 12

    An Op Ed: How courts should hear from children

    An Op Ed: How courts should hear from children
    Today's Washington Post is publishing an Op Ed piece by Steve Ceci and me, How courts should hear from children.  It summarizes the views that Steve and I presented in an amicus brief in Clark and in the law review essay on which the…
Rank this Week: 1726

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • May 19

    Zimmerman on Mass Compensation in the Wake of 9/11

    Zimmerman on Mass Compensation in the Wake of 9/11
    Adam Zimmerman has written a really interesting post on the legacy of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the subsequent litigation over the 9/11 attack. He focuses on the rise of databases and registries designed to improve the disposition…
  • May 18

    New Cert Grant: Mootness in Class Action

    New Cert Grant: Mootness in Class Action
    The Supreme Court has just granted cert in Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez on the following questions, the first two being relevant to an important ongoing circuit split in class action law: (1) Whether a case becomes moot, and thus beyond...
  • May 14

    Coleman on Proposed Amendments to Rule 23

    Coleman on Proposed Amendments to Rule 23
    Via Patricia W. Moore at the Civil Procedure and Federal Courts Blog, Brooke Coleman has written a post on Prawfsblawg on the "conceptual sketches" provided by the Rules Advisory Committee concerning proposed amendments to Rule 23.…
Rank this Week: 1069

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • May 18

    The Witchcraft Accusation and the No Win Situation

    The Witchcraft Accusation and the No Win Situation
    Lapham's Quarterly offers this wonderful flowchart explaining what used to happen to those accused of witchcraft, courtesy of that impeccable guide, the Malleus Malificarum (the Hammer of Witches). Notice how difficult it is for the defendant…
  • May 6

    Harry Houdini's Spiritualism Scrapbook

    Harry Houdini's Spiritualism Scrapbook
    Via Richard Wiseman on Twitter, a blogpost by Michael Lieberman on Harry Houdini's Spiritualism scrapbook.
  • May 5

    Psychology and Magic

    Psychology and Magic
    Cyril Thomas, Andre Didierjean, Francois Maquestiaux, all of the University of Franche-Comte, and Pascal Gygax, of the University of Fribourg, have published Does Magic Offer a Cryptozoology Ground For Psychology? Interesting, particularly…
Rank this Week: 4612

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    Torture and Revealed Preference

    Torture and Revealed Preference
    One of the latest episodes in the war against ISIS was a raid by U.S forces that killed a leading figure and captured his wife. According to news stories, the intent was to capture Abu Sayyaf, believed to play a major role in financing ISIS…
  • May 17

    Politicians as People

    Politicians as People
    Politicians are also people, and the question of what sort of people they are is largely separate from the question of what policies they advocate. That struck me recently after I happened to interact casually with two professional…
  • May 12

    Liberals and Elizabeth Warren

    Liberals and Elizabeth Warren
    My previous post mentioned the controversy over Elizabeth Warren's claim to be a native American. The facts, as best I can determine them, are that she put herself on the minority law teacher list in her listing in the faculty directory of…
Rank this Week: 562