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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 21

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to…
  • Aug 21

    Improve Results With Mastery Goal

    Improve Results With Mastery Goal
    Have you ever noticed the big impact a small adjustment in your thinking and perspectives can have? How a shift in attitude can lead to a change in outcomes? My coaching practice is all about helping people get the results they want by…
  • Aug 20

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
Rank this Week: 100

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 21

    Constitutional Arithmetic Post-Charlottesville: Sometimes One Plus One Equals Zero

    Constitutional Arithmetic Post-Charlottesville: Sometimes One Plus One Equals Zero
    by Michael Dorf(cross-posted on Take Care)Since the white supremacist march, rally, and mayhem in Charlottesville, some civil libertarians have begun to question whether the white supremacists were entitled to march and rally at all, in light…
  • Aug 18

    Free Speech and Guns in 2037

    Free Speech and Guns in 2037
    By William Hausdorff and Eric SegallGrandpa, I learned in school today that not so long ago American hate groups were allowed to march through the streets of our town, shouting threats and racial slurs at people, and to carry guns while they…
  • Aug 18

    The Company Trump and His Supporters Keep

    The Company Trump and His Supporters Keep
    by Neil H. BuchananWe have long since passed the point where it makes sense to try to compare Donald Trump's outrages.  "A new low."  "Most depressing."  "Even more dangerous." "Unprecedented in its depravity."  The…
Rank this Week: 266

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/
  • Aug 21

    The Democratic Self-Government Interest

    The Democratic Self-Government Interest
    Slate has a nice essay up covering my article on campaign finance law and my amicus brief based on the article with Ron Fein of Free Speech for People. There are several arguments featured in both the article and the brief, and I will break…
  • Aug 19

    Heckler's Veto?

    Heckler's Veto?
    According to reports, tens of thousands of counter-protesters showed up in marches and rallies in Boston, vastly outnumbering the few hundred people attending the the planned rally in Boston Common, which disbanded after an hour without…
  • Aug 18

    Trick plays and baseball rule

    Trick plays and baseball rule
    This is a great story about a trick play in a high-school baseball game. Called the "skunk in the outfield," the play arises with runners on first-and-third. The runner on first walks into right field, hoping to confuse the defense…
Rank this Week: 87

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 332

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Aug 21

    Think Twice Before Banning Laptops: A Note on Accommodations and Diverse Thinking and Learning

    Think Twice Before Banning Laptops: A Note on Accommodations and Diverse Thinking and Learning
    I mentioned in last week’s blog about my inability to remain focused on our law school's voluntary pre-orientation program for incoming 1Ls due to events related Charlottesville. As I continue my efforts to remain focused, I’ll try to…
  • Aug 20

    Is good spelling a lost art?

    Is good spelling a lost art?
    BBC News recently ran an article on the importance of good spelling. Many of the points relate to law students and lawyers as well as the general public and businesses. The article is here.
  • Aug 19

    Registration Now Open for AASE Diversity Conference

    Registration Now Open for AASE Diversity Conference
    The following information is provided by Russell A. McClain (University of Maryland): Hello, Fellow ASPers. I am truly pleased to announce that registration for the Inaugural AASE Diversity Conference is now open. You can register for the…
Rank this Week: 4179

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Aug 21

    UNLV is Hiring

    UNLV is Hiring
    The UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS—WILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for tenure-track Associate Professors or tenured full Professors of Law. UNLV Law, one of the nation’s leading public law schools, is a community of…
  • Aug 21

    Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference

    Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference
    The Central States Regional Writing Conference is being held on Friday and Saturday, September 15-16, at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. Conference Registration: To access the conference site and register, please go…
  • Aug 17

    2017 Capital Area Legal Writing Conference

    2017 Capital Area Legal Writing Conference
    The 2017 Annual Capital Area Legal Writing Conference will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Regent University School of Law. There will be no conference fee. Presentation proposals are invited on topics related to teaching legal…
Rank this Week: 554

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 21

    Dyson on Risk-Reasoning in Tort

    Dyson on Risk-Reasoning in Tort
    Matthew Dyson has posted to SSRN What Does Risk-Reasoning Do in Tort Law?. The abstract provides: This chapter is a draft of the conclusion to an edited collection on how private law (particularly tort law) conceives of risk, generates…
  • Aug 16

    Sharkey on Data Breach Claims and the Economic Loss Rule

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

    Lawyers for Civil Justice Urges Reform of MDL Procedure

    Lawyers for Civil Justice Urges Reform of MDL Procedure
    The report is here: Download DC-_641863-v1-LCJ_Request_for_Rulemaking_Concerning_MDL_cases_2017 The gist: According to Rule 1, the FRCP ‘govern the procedure in all civil actions and proceedings in the United States district courts.’ It…
Rank this Week: 914

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Aug 20

    ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting in Miami

    ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting in Miami
    What: American Bar Association Section of International Law 2017 Fall Conference When: October 24-27, 2017 Where: Marriott Marquis | Miami, Florida The ABA Section of International Law’s annual Fall Conference will take place in the vibrant…
  • Aug 20

    The International Criminal Court Issues a 2.7 Million Euro Reparation Order for Destruction of Religious and Historic Buildings in Timbuktu

    The International Criminal Court Issues a 2.7 Million Euro Reparation Order for Destruction of Religious and Historic Buildings in Timbuktu
    For deliberately attacking religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu, Mali, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has this week issued to Malian Islamist a nearly three million euros Reparations Order, due on 16 February 2018. “The…
  • Aug 15

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law, with more than 20,000 members around the world, has some of the most interesting and productive conferences you'll find. Here's a list of upcoming events. Visit the ABA Section of…
Rank this Week: 235

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/
  • Aug 20

    Hospice Compare

    Hospice Compare
    CMS has announced the release of the Hospice Compare website. Here's the information from the Medicare website: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working diligently to make healthcare quality information more…
  • Aug 18

    Mysteries at the End of Life

    Mysteries at the End of Life
    Every once in a while, I find something so well written, that even if not strictly speaking an "elder law" related piece, I have to share it here. Here's one such example. Of course, under the right combination of circumstances,...
  • Aug 18

    Dropping "Anti-Aging" From Vocabulary

    Dropping "Anti-Aging" From Vocabulary
    I'm sure all of us have seen ads about fighting aging, or a product that is promoted as "anti-aging." I always am puzzled; it seems that we are in a battle against aging. So an article in Huffington Post caught...
Rank this Week: 419

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Aug 20

    Symbols and Distraction

    Symbols and Distraction
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies comments on the announcement by the White House that it would expand the U.S. prison at Guantanamo. Margulies describes the role that Guantanamo has taken on—including its extremely high…
  • Aug 16

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

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

    The Meaning of an Alabama Abortion Law Governing Minor

    The Meaning of an Alabama Abortion Law Governing Minor
    Cornell University law professor Sherry F. Colb explains the meaning behind an Alabama law governing minors who wish to have an abortion but are unable or unwilling to get their parents’ consent. Colb argues that the law was correctly…
Rank this Week: 770

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

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

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 733

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 24

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 20

    Building a Sociology of Law for the Humanitarian Field

    Building a Sociology of Law for the Humanitarian Field
    Kristin Bergtora Sandvik and Kjersti Lohne Legal sociology has paid significant attention to human rights, but in contrast to legal anthropology, little focus has been given to humanitarianism. In this contribution, we ask, what does a legal…
  • Aug 15

    Never again, again: The Yazidi Genocide

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

    Introducing Sareta Ashraph

    Introducing Sareta Ashraph
    It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Sareta Ashraph. From May 2012 to November 2016, Sareta served as the Chief Analyst on the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, documenting violations of…
Rank this Week: 48

paulmaharg.com

paulmaharg.com

Largely legal education, curriculum design, rhetoric and digital technologies. Regulation and global legal education. Occasionally law and literature. Very occasionally, Scottish independence.

http://paulmaharg.com
  • Aug 19

    Disintermediation and continuity

    Disintermediation and continuity
    Last year Michele Pistone and Michael Horn published an excellent piece on law schools and disruption that’s full of interesting thinking about law school futures.  It was published in the Clayton Christensen Institute for…
  • Aug 19

    ‘Curriculum is technology’: Affordances of ePortfolios.

    ‘Curriculum is technology’: Affordances of ePortfolios.
    This is the title of a plenary I gave in ANU on Friday at the launch of the university’s ePortfolio.  Slides at the tab above and on Slideshare.  I was also on the panel discussion, and later videotaped in interview for the…
  • Aug 16

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up
    Final session…  I posed the last question set out in our programme: where to from here?  One participant answered it in an interestingly oblique way.  What about the model of the encounter, he said – is it all…
Rank this Week: 2444

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Aug 19

    Disintermediation and continuity

    Disintermediation and continuity
    Last year Michele Pistone and Michael Horn published an excellent piece on law schools and disruption that’s full of interesting thinking about law school futures.  It was published in the Clayton Christensen Institute for…
  • Aug 19

    ‘Curriculum is technology’: Affordances of ePortfolios.

    ‘Curriculum is technology’: Affordances of ePortfolios.
    This is the title of a plenary I gave in ANU on Friday at the launch of the university’s ePortfolio.  Slides at the tab above and on Slideshare.  I was also on the panel discussion, and later videotaped in interview for the…
  • Aug 16

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up
    Final session…  I posed the last question set out in our programme: where to from here?  One participant answered it in an interestingly oblique way.  What about the model of the encounter, he said – is it all…
Rank this Week: 1659

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Aug 19

    The Original Understanding of the ERA

    The Original Understanding of the ERA
    Following up on my last post, suppose that the Equal Rights Amendment is somehow ratified. How should we interpret a text proposed in 1972 and ratified, say, 50 years later? The 27th Amendment presents this issue in an even more acute way…
  • Aug 15

    The Ratification of the ERA

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

    The Vice Presidential Exception

    The Vice Presidential Exception
    Here’s a curiosity about our constitutional system. There is one person in the Administration that a President cannot fire–the Vice-President. Suppose a Vice President someday becomes so estranged with the President that he…
Rank this Week: 83

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 19

    Zombies, Mortgages, and What New York State Is Doing About Them

    Zombies, Mortgages, and What New York State Is Doing About Them
    (Photo Credit: Buffalo News) Of the many ills that resulted from the 2008 financial crisis, none garnered such a fantastic moniker as did the “zombie mortgage crisis.” But despite its name, this isn’t an episode of The Walking Dead.…
  • Aug 9

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue

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

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)
    (Photo Credit: Nicole Boliaux, SFC) The San Francisco Chronicle published a fascinating story yesterday about a group of Bay Area homeowners getting a big surprise when the city, in a tax foreclosure, sold their street! Here's some excerpts…
Rank this Week: 295

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 318

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Aug 19

    The Right to (Black) Life

    The Right to (Black) Life
    The New York Times (Aug. 9, 2017): The Right to (Black) Life, by Renee Bracey Sherman Three years since the killing of Michael Brown, women of color are asserting that one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time...
  • Aug 18

    Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973

    Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973
    The New York Times (Aug. 16, 2017): Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds, by Maya Salam The sperm count of men in Western countries has been declining precipitously with no signs of...
  • Aug 18

    Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion

    Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion
    Washington's Top News (August 12, 2017): Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion, by The Associated Press A bill that would require women to purchase separate insurance for abortions that are not medical emergencies has passed…
Rank this Week: 207

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 673

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Armed Robbery, Using a Computer to Commit a Crime and the Habitual Offender

    Armed Robbery, Using a Computer to Commit a Crime and the Habitual Offender
    This post examines a recent decision from the Court of Appeals of Michigan: People v. Washington, 2017 WL 3397494 (2017) (per curiam). The court begins the opinion, as courts usually do, by explaining how and why the prosecution…
  • Aug 16

    The Text Messages, Criminal Harassment and the Sufficiency of the Evidence

    The Text Messages, Criminal Harassment and the Sufficiency of the Evidence
    This post examines an opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts:  Commonwealth v. Villaneuva, 92 Mass. App. Ct. 1101 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[f]ollowing a jury-waived trial, the defendant…
  • Aug 14

    Aggravated Indecent Exposure, Probation and the Internet Restriction

    Aggravated Indecent Exposure, Probation and the Internet Restriction
    This post examines a recent decision from the Court of Appeals of Michigan: People v. Wilson, 2017 WL 3197681 (2017) (per curiam). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatDefendant appeals, by delayed leave granted, certain probation…
Rank this Week: 321

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/
  • Aug 18

    Martin, Should the Government Be in the Business of Taxing Churches?

    Martin, Should the Government Be in the Business of Taxing Churches?
    J. Michael Martin (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) has published Should the Government Be in the Business of Taxing Churches?, 29 Regent U. L. Rev. 309 (2017). Here are the first two paragraphs of the introduction (footnotes…
  • Aug 18

    Schlunk: Why the Charitable Deduction for Gifts to Educational Endowments Should Be Repealed

    Schlunk: Why the Charitable Deduction for Gifts to Educational Endowments Should Be Repealed
    Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt) has published Why the Charitable Deduction for Gifts to Educational Endowments Should Be Repealed, 71 U. Miami L. Rev. 702 (2017). Here is the introduction (footnotes omitted): The country’s collective patience…
  • Aug 18

    Tyler: Essential Policy and Practice Considerations for Facilitating Social Enterprise

    Tyler: Essential Policy and Practice Considerations for Facilitating Social Enterprise
    John Tyler (Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation) has posted Essential Policy and Practice Considerations for Facilitating Social Enterprise: Commitment, Connections, Harm, and Accountability, forthcoming in J. Yockey & B. Means, eds., The…
Rank this Week: 1314

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 28

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
  • Aug 18

    Free Candy with Your Tampons, in Texas of all Places!

    Free Candy with Your Tampons, in Texas of all Places!
    In Denton, Texas, an indie grocery store owner is offering a free candy bar with the purchase tampons (but oddly, not pads).  The Dallas Morning News reports (here) that store owner Jacob Moses says, “I think the sales tax is…
  • Aug 10

    History of Forced Sterilizations in California: No Justice Yet

    History of Forced Sterilizations in California: No Justice Yet
    Over at governing.com, writer Chris Kardish writes about how different states have approached forced sterilization and compensation for its victims: Forced sterilization by the government sounds like a ghastly practice that ought to be safely…
  • Aug 10

    Class Actions for Refund of Sales Tax: From Tampons to Tea

    Class Actions for Refund of Sales Tax: From Tampons to Tea
    Those following the “tampon tax” cases seeking refunds for sales tax paid on menstrual hygiene products may be interested in this story of a suit brought against Walgreens for a refund of tax on non-sugary drinks: A Schaumburg man…
Rank this Week: 379

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/
Rank this Week: 2044

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    Correcting Krugman's latest column

    Correcting Krugman's latest column
    In re. today’s Krugman column comparing Trump to Caligula:“Never mind tax reform [enacting regressive tax cuts]. Congress has to act within the next few weeks to enact a budget, or the government will shut down; to raise the debt…
  • Aug 17

    "We Can Work It Out"

    "We Can Work It Out"
    I've been ruminating lately about the above-named Beatles song, perhaps in part because we're at a time and in a place where things do not seem working out for our country or the world, on many levels, but also due to its own extraordinary…
  • Aug 17

    Be it good or bad, let's stop calling it "tax reform"

    Be it good or bad, let's stop calling it "tax reform"
    The media pervasively uses the term "tax reform" to describe the income tax changes that the Republicans are seeking.  And it pervasively compares these changes to 1986 tax reform. This should stop.My reason for saying this is not just…
Rank this Week: 1380

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

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

    Faculty Position - Richmond

    Faculty Position - Richmond
    Richmond is seeking to fill slots in the corporate area. See notice below: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three tenure-track positions for the 2018-2019 academic year, including one in corporate/securities law.…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
Rank this Week: 120

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/
  • Aug 18

    Life in South Florida (II)

    Life in South Florida (II)
    I see this ad frequently in the Miami Herald too — oddly it’s often near the car ads; even stranger, the link takes you to an all-Spanish-language site. Haven’t been tempted to try it, though. The post Life in South Florida…
  • Aug 16

    Life In South Florida (I)

    Life In South Florida (I)
    Do you get one of these ads every day in your paper? The post Life In South Florida (I) appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Aug 14

    That’s How You Do It

    That’s How You Do It
    Statement on Violence in Charlottesville from University of Miami President Julio Frenk As universities across the country prepare to welcome students for a new academic year, we are faced with an attack on our core values. The University of…
Rank this Week: 13

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

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

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

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

    Guess Who's Supporting Predatory Lending?

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

    CFPB Politics Update

    CFPB Politics Update
    Time for a CFPB politics update: FSOC veto, Congressional Review Act override of the arbitration rulemaking, Director succession line, and contempt of Congress all discussed below the break. What happened to that FSOC Veto Threat? The OCC…
Rank this Week: 626

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 671

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

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

    Erie, Federal Courts & the Media

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

    Cal Western is Hiring in Civil Procedure!

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

    Another Amendment to FRCP 4

    Another Amendment to FRCP 4
    Last year we covered an interesting but somewhat obscure issue that came up in connection with the 2015 and 2016 amendments to Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Inconsistencies in the text of these two amendments left...
Rank this Week: 269

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

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

    Corbin on Government Employees and Religion

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

    Hacked Employment Law

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

    Firing Nazi

    Firing Nazi
    David Yamada (Suffolk) has a post worth reading over at Minding the Workplace on Can an employer fire a publicly-avowed white supremacist? The answer: almost certainly yes for private-sector employers; yes with some free-speech caveats for…
Rank this Week: 226

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 17

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

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

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

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

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

    Good Politics, Bad Policy: Melanie Joly Sends TV Licensing Cancon Decision Back to the CRTC
    Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announced via Twitter yesterday that the government has asked the CRTC to reconsider its TV licensing decision from earlier this year that established a uniform broadcaster spending requirement of 5…
Rank this Week: 689

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

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

    Revisiting recent posts on Great Lakes law and policy

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

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection

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

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

    Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    The Department of Labor passed a new Fiduciary rule on June 9, 2017, that has shaken up the investment and retirement-advice market. The new rule holds financial advisers who provide investment advice and recommendations in retirement…
Rank this Week: 522

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

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

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

    What duties do lead counsel owe plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation?

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

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial

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

    James Henderson on the Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Tort

    James Henderson on the Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Tort
    Professor James Henderson (Cornell Law) has posted to SSRN his article, The Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Torts, 52 Ga. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: Punitive damages have been around for centuries in classic…
Rank this Week: 1849

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 846

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    John Bingham on Racial Equality

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

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

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

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

    Anticommandeering, Preemption, and the Common Law: The PASPA Case
    I'm afraid that I have an unbearably simple-minded view of Christie v. NCAA, New Jersey's challenge to the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). Here's a description of the statute. And here's the…
Rank this Week: 715

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

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

    The Daily Stormer, Online Speech, and Internet Registrar

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

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

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

    What Does the New CDA-Buster Legislation Actually Say?

    What Does the New CDA-Buster Legislation Actually Say?
    Alarm bells are sounding around the Internet about proposed changes to one of the US’s core Intermediary Liability laws, Communications Decency Act Section 230 (CDA 230). CDA 230 broadly immunizes Internet platforms against legal claims…
Rank this Week: 1752

Excess of Democracy

Excess of Democracy

This blog covers election law issues and issues related to legal education. By Professor Derek T. Muller.

http://excessofdemocracy.com
  • Aug 15

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

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

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

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

    How should we think about law school-funded jobs?

    How should we think about law school-funded jobs?
    One of the most contentious elements of the proposed changes to the way law schools report jobs to the American Bar Association is how to handle law school-funded jobs. In my letter, I noted that more information and more careful examination…
Rank this Week: 2372

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: 664

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection

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

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    As part of its end-of-term flurry, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three notable decisions in the past week on the criminal defendant’s right to effective assistance of counsel. The results were a mixed bag. First, the step forward:…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert
    Three decades ago, in Ake v. Oklahoma, the Supreme Court held that indigent criminal defendants have a constitutional right of access to a psychiatric expert in some cases. More specifically, the Court stated, “[W]hen a defendant…
Rank this Week: 1273

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Aug 8

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

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

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

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

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner
    Eric Beech (Reuters), Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner: U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Senate Republican aide Hester Maria Peirce to be a member of the Securities and Exchange…
Rank this Week: 198

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Aug 4

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider

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

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford

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

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide
    May 1, 2017 – Many municipalities are forming public-private partnerships to bring high-speed Internet to long-neglected places. Their approaches, however, vary widely. Susan Crawford weighs in on Google Fiber: “People got all…
Rank this Week: 2279

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Aug 2

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

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

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

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

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

    Gorsuch, Part 4: His (Backward and Extreme) Past IS Prologue
    Then-Judge Gorsuch compiled a distinctive record on the federal appeals court. Now-Justice Gorsuch has already begun to build another distinctive record at the Supreme Court. They are very much the same. Let's look at them…
Rank this Week: 4134

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

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

    July 31 Community Letter

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

    Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54

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

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover
    Today, we know that many schools, including Andover, have not always lived up to our commitment to protect students in our care. Over the past year, independent investigators from Sanghavi Law Office have been carrying out a review of all…
Rank this Week: 432