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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/
  • Oct 30

    The Many Hats of ASP

    The Many Hats of ASP
    Due to the nature of our work and the lightning fast pace of the academic year, we are so busy that we often forget the many things that we do and various roles that we play. When asked about our...
  • Oct 29

    Prof Looking to Assemble Panel for SEALS conference

    Prof Looking to Assemble Panel for SEALS conference
    Professor Russell L. Weaver at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is hoping to put together a panel of Academic Success folks to attend the SEALS conference and address the topic of disabilities and support in...
  • Oct 27

    Learning by Doing

    Learning by Doing
    First year law students may be experiencing law school mid-term exams at this time of the semester. These exams bring with them stress – on the one hand – and opportunities for growth and learning – on the other hand....
Rank this Week: 1138

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Oct 30

    Hacking Trademarks for Free Culture

    Hacking Trademarks for Free Culture
    Open source software projects and other collaborative communities are built on the principle that information should be shared and remixed. Some of these projects have grown to have widely recognized names and logos. But collaborative…
  • Oct 29

    REMINDER: We Robot abstracts due Nov. 3

    REMINDER: We Robot abstracts due Nov. 3
    Hope to see you!   Attachments: CFP-2.pdfFocus Areas: Architecture and Public PolicyCopyright and Fair UseIntermediary LiabilityPrivacyRobotic
  • Oct 27

    Trade Secrecy and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Secret Lawmaking Meets Criminalization

    Trade Secrecy and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Secret Lawmaking Meets Criminalization
    Trade secrecy, arguably the most active but least understood and studied of intellectual property's doctrines, is on the rise. Over the past two years, there has been increased legislative activity in this space -- the most since the revision…
Rank this Week: 1062

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Edwards v. Lake Elsinore USD (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2014)

    Edwards v. Lake Elsinore USD (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2014)
    The good news for Lori Edwards is that the Court of Appeal holds that the trial court erroneously held that her complaint against the Lake Elsinore Unified School District was barred by the relevant limitations period.The bad news, however,…
  • Oct 30

    NRDC v. US DOT (9th Cir. - Oct. 30, 2014)

    NRDC v. US DOT (9th Cir. - Oct. 30, 2014)
    Fear not.  Judge Wardlaw -- a resident of L.A. -- understands that trying to get out of the Port of Los Angeles and connect to the 405 is even scarier than four uncostumed teenagers showing up on your doorstep at 9:30 p.m. tomorrow night…
  • Oct 29

    In Re A.B. (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 29, 2014)

    In Re A.B. (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 29, 2014)
    You read a ton of dependency cases in which drugs are involved.  Not surprisingly.  Drugs and kids simply do not mix very well.It's usually methamphetamine or marijuana or cocaine.  But this case is slightly different:"Just…
Rank this Week: 143

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 30

    Huge Win in the Zimbabwe Torture Docket Case

    Huge Win in the Zimbabwe Torture Docket Case
    by Kevin Jon Heller Earlier this year, Chris Gevers blogged about the Zimbabwe Torture Docket case, in which the Constitutional Court of South Africa was asked to determine whether the South African Police Service (SAPS) is required to…
  • Oct 30

    Paul Barrett’s Law of the Jungle (Excellent Account of Chevron Ecuador)

    Paul Barrett’s Law of the Jungle (Excellent Account of Chevron Ecuador)
    by Peter Spiro by Peter Spiro Paul Barrett gave a talk earlier this week at Temple on his Law of the Jungle. It’s a terrific journalistic account of the epic 20-year battle over Chevron’s pollution of Ecuador’s rain forest.…
  • Oct 30

    Expanding the UN Ombudsperson’s Mandate & Better Cooperation Between the ICC and Sanctions Regime

    Expanding the UN Ombudsperson’s Mandate & Better Cooperation Between the ICC and Sanctions Regime
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon The UN Ombudsperson’s office currently has jurisdiction over the 1267 sanctions regime, but the discrepancy between the due process afforded to individuals affected by that regime as opposed to other…
Rank this Week: 142

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Good News for Libertarian

    Good News for Libertarian
    I have long argued that the real function of libertarian involvement in politics, including the Libertarian Party, is not to get libertarians elected. It is to get libertarian policies to the point where the major parties will find it in…
  • Oct 18

    Climate: The Implication of Uncertainty

    Climate: The Implication of Uncertainty
    Anyone who looks seriously at climate issues should recognize that the consequences of climate change are very uncertain. My own view is that they are sufficiently uncertain to raise serious doubts about the sign as well as the size of the…
  • Oct 18

    A Case of Posthumous Conscription

    A Case of Posthumous Conscription
    A recent Forbes article is headlined "What Would Milton Friedman Do About Climate Change? Tax Carbon." It reports on a forum at the University of Chicago at which several economists, including Michael Greenstone, described as the "Milton…
Rank this Week: 2486

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/
  • Oct 30

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): New Antidepressant: Rapid Agent Restores Pleasure-Seeking Ahead of Other Antidepressant Action, ScienceDaily Upcoming Event: International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. November…
  • Oct 29

    "What Does It Mean to be a Mechanism? Stephen Morse, Non-Reductivism, and Mental Causation"

    "What Does It Mean to be a Mechanism? Stephen Morse, Non-Reductivism, and Mental Causation"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in Criminal Law and Philosophy): "What Does It Mean to be a Mechanism? Stephen Morse, Non-Reductivism, and Mental Causation" KATRINA SIFFERD, Elmhurst College Stephen Morse seems to have adopted a…
  • Oct 29

    "Binding Future Selves"

    "Binding Future Selves"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in 75 Louisiana Law Review No. 1 (2014)): "Binding Future Selves" KAIPONANEA T. MATSUMURA, Arizona State University Courts traditionally treat a person entering an agreement as the same…
Rank this Week: 694

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 30

    BBC Nixes Green Party Participation In Debate

    BBC Nixes Green Party Participation In Debate
    The BBC has refused to include Green Party candidates in three upcoming televised debates, on the grounds that the party does not have enough support among voters. The party has responded by launching requests that voters sign a petition…
  • Oct 28

    Garcia v.Google and Related Right

    Garcia v.Google and Related Right
    Jacob M. Victor, Yale University, Information Society Project, has published Garcia v. Google and a 'Related Rights' Alternative to Copyright in Acting Performances at 24 Yale Law Journal Forum 80 (2014). Here is the abstract. A recent Ninth…
  • Oct 28

    EU Copyright Law and Private Copying

    EU Copyright Law and Private Copying
    João Pedro Quintais, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR), and University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, is publishing Private Copying and Downloading from Unlawful Sources in the International Review of…
Rank this Week: 18

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    The nominative/descriptive line

    The nominative/descriptive line
    I love ads like this, which play with trademark meaning and non-trademark meaning: how should the law analyze them?"Rekindle your love of beautiful books" ad for print bookshttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Oct 30

    FTC challenges Gerber allergy-protection claims in court

    FTC challenges Gerber allergy-protection claims in court
    Read the FTC's explanation.  The FDA approved an extremely limited claim about very sketchy scientific evidence, and Gerber converted that into "the first and only infant formula that meets the criteria for a FDA Qualified Health Claim,"…
  • Oct 30

    Can't replead TM as false advertising when functionality precludes TM

    Can't replead TM as false advertising when functionality precludes TM
    Honeywell International Inc. v. ICM Controls Corp., 2014 WL 5438395, No. 11–569 (D. Minn. Oct. 24, 2014)This litigation involves claims for patent infringement, copyright infringement, violations of the Lanham Act, and violations of the…
Rank this Week: 117

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/
  • Oct 30

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman
    Silberman says he has long thought FISA court was unconstitutional b/c judges shouldn’t make policy #privacyact & they become rubber-stamps — Dan Froomkin (@froomkin) October 30, 2014
  • Oct 25

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide
    Part One on People Part Two on Amendments and Propositions (Sticky until election day).
  • Oct 24

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?
    I think this qualifies: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips (via Slashdot). As Ars Technica explains: Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent…
Rank this Week: 19

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Oct 30

    Romano on "The Market for Corporate Law Redux"

    Romano on "The Market for Corporate Law Redux"
    Roberta Romano has posted "The Market for Corporate Law Redux" (October 19, 2014). Forthcoming in Francesco Parisi, ed., Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
  • Oct 29

    Using employment agreements to gag whistleblower

    Using employment agreements to gag whistleblower
    Alison Frankel has an interesting article on the issue and the apparently looming SEC crackdown. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 29

    Edward Rock on "Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance"

    Edward Rock on "Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance"
    Edward Rock has posted Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance (October 15, 2014). U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-37. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links,…
Rank this Week: 112

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

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

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Oct 30

    Harvard Announces New Animal Advocacy Program

    Harvard Announces New Animal Advocacy Program
    David Cassuto From the email... Brad Goldberg is a mensch of the first order. Generous Gift from Bradley L. Goldberg Will Support Animal Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School October 29, 2014   Harvard Law School has announced that…
  • Oct 30

    Quinnipiac Law Review 2014 Symposium International Wildlife Trafficking

    Quinnipiac Law Review 2014 Symposium International Wildlife Trafficking
    David Cassuto From the email: The Quinnipiac Law Review will host its annual Symposium on Nov. 8, 2014 In February 2014, 46 countries, including the U.S., convened for The London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade. The meeting resulted in…
  • Oct 29

    NY BILL PROPOSING BAN ON TATTOOING AND PIERCING OF PETS

    NY BILL PROPOSING BAN ON TATTOOING AND PIERCING OF PETS
    Angela Scarduzio           In New York, torturing, unjustifiably injuring, mutilating, or willfully furthering any act of cruelty to any animal is a violation of the state’s animal cruelty statute. N.Y.…
Rank this Week: 758

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Oct 30

    What Is the NBA?

    What Is the NBA?
    Professor Nadelle Grossman has another forthcoming publication, “What Is the NBA?”, written for the faculty symposium issue of the Marquette Sports Law Review.  The abstract is below, and you can access the full article at…
  • Oct 29

    The Continuing Story of a Strongly Divided Electorate

    The Continuing Story of a Strongly Divided Electorate
    And in the end, we are at the point where we started – a state that is narrowly divided when it comes to the total number of people on each side of its politics and deeply divided when it comes to how strongly people feel about key…
  • Oct 29

    Casual Convergence in Unincorporated Entity Law

    Casual Convergence in Unincorporated Entity Law
    Professor Nadelle Grossman has a forthcoming book chapter entitled “Casual Convergence in Unincorporated Entity Law” in the Research Handbook on Partnerships, LLCs and Alternative Forms of Business Organizations (Robert W. Hillman…
Rank this Week: 582

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    McKeon Calls on Hagel to Suspend All Detainee Transfer

    McKeon Calls on Hagel to Suspend All Detainee Transfer
    House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, calling for the immediate suspension of all transfers of detainees from Guantanamo. You can read the full letter here or…
  • Oct 30

    Dronestagram

    Dronestagram
    Stumbling around the internet last night, I found this gem: Dronestagram. It’s exactly what you would think; a free, user-built collection of videos and pictures shot by drones from all around the world. In this great little project you…
  • Oct 30

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    As Israeli paper Yediot Achronot noted in a headline yesterday, “Jerusalem continues to burn.” The instability wracking the disputed, holy city reached new heights yesterday with the attempted assassination by a Palestinian of a…
Rank this Week: 99

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 724

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Oct 30

    A NASAA Presidential Conversation: William Beatty and Andrea Seidt

    A NASAA Presidential Conversation: William Beatty and Andrea Seidt
    The North American Securities Administrator Association has posted remarks given at NASAA’s Annual Conference on September 16, 2014 by William Beatty, NASAA President and Washington Securities Director, and Andrea Seidt, NASAA Past…
  • Oct 30

    NASAA Insight, Fall 2014

    NASAA Insight, Fall 2014
    The North American Securities Administrators Association has published its fall 2014 issue of Insight. According to the press release, this issue of the newsletter contains the information about the following: William Beatty Elected NASAA…
  • Oct 30

    NASAA Cautions Investors to Guard Against Ebola-Related Scam

    NASAA Cautions Investors to Guard Against Ebola-Related Scam
    Details available here.
Rank this Week: 181

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Oct 30

    Study Reveals African-Americans Wait Longer To Be Exonerated

    Study Reveals African-Americans Wait Longer To Be Exonerated
    A new report from a Loma Linda University biostatics professor reveals that African-Americans are exonerated at a slower rate than any other race in the country. The HuffPost reported that according to Professor Pamela Perez' data, blacks who…
  • Oct 29

    Murder Convictions Vacated for Two Washington, D.C. Men

    Murder Convictions Vacated for Two Washington, D.C. Men
    A decade after Gary Gathers and Keith Mitchell were convicted of murder, a Washington, D.C. appeals court reversed their convictions Wednesday, finding that prosecutors relied on false evidence at trial. The Legal Times reported that the…
  • Oct 28

    Two Dallas Men Released After Serving 15 Year

    Two Dallas Men Released After Serving 15 Year
    Photo: Stanley Mozee (left) and Dennis Allen (right) are greeted by family, supporters and the media after being released in Dallas Tuesday. (Credit: Lara Solt) Dennis Lee Allen and Stanley Orson Mozee walked out of a Dallas County courtroom…
Rank this Week: 569

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/
  • Oct 30

    Law Library of Congre

    Law Library of Congre
    Many readers of this blog have visited the Law Library of Congress (or at least its rather fabulous website). While we've all been somewhat distracted with upcoming gala celebrations of the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta, the Law Library…
  • Oct 24

    What legal employers expect in new law graduate

    What legal employers expect in new law graduate
    Susan Wawrose of Dayton recently published a paper about what legal employers want in new law graduates. She conducted focus groups of selected Dayton-area lawyers and found that they expect new graduates to exemplify professionalism, have…
  • Oct 23

    Job Opening: Florida International University

    Job Opening: Florida International University
    Florida International University College of Law, a public law school located in Miami, Florida, seeks applicants for entry-level or lateral appointments for the position of Lecturer in Legal Skills and Values. The start date for the position…
Rank this Week: 356

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/
  • Oct 30

    UPS Policy Change

    UPS Policy Change
    Yesterday the Washington Post reported that UPS has changed its policy about providing light duty assignments to pregnant employees. The link to the story is here:…
  • Oct 29

    Horton Rise

    Horton Rise
    Although the Fifth Circuit tried to put a stake in the heart of the NLRB's Horton decision, the Board confirmed its vitality today in its opinion in Murphy Oil U.S.A. The bottom line: the NLRB "reaffirmed the D.R. Horton rationale...
  • Oct 29

    How Managers Consider Job-Applicant Criminal History

    How Managers Consider Job-Applicant Criminal History
    How do managers actually consider a job applicant’s criminal history, given the law? A recent study finds that it has a lot to do with how much discretion those managers have under company policy: Sarah E. Lageson, Michael Vuolo, and...
Rank this Week: 90

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Brotherly Conflict of Interest in New Jersey Sports Betting Case?

    Brotherly Conflict of Interest in New Jersey Sports Betting Case?
    Last Friday, U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp granted a petition sought by the NFL and other leagues to temporarily restrain New Jersey from giving effect to new legislation partially repealing its ban against sports betting. Had the…
  • Oct 29

    Transcript Provides More Insights Into Judge Shipp's Reasoning for Granting TRO to League

    Transcript Provides More Insights Into Judge Shipp's Reasoning for Granting TRO to League
    [This is an update of my prior post for the sole purpose of incorporating the latest developments in the case, such as the issuance of a scheduling order and the release of the transcript from last Friday's hearing]Less than 48 hours…
  • Oct 25

    Federal Judge Blocks NJ Sports Betting: My Analysis and Prediction

    Federal Judge Blocks NJ Sports Betting: My Analysis and Prediction
    Less than 48 hours before Monmouth Park Racetrack was scheduled to open the first legal sports book in New Jersey’s history (and with crowds expected to top 10,000 people for this historic event), a federal court judge put a temporary…
Rank this Week: 564

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: 1983

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Edited by I. Richard Gershon, Paul E. McGreal and Cynthia L. Fountaine.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Oct 30

    Maybe We Need a Selection Committee

    Maybe We Need a Selection Committee
    The College Football Selection Committee is tasked with choosing which four college teams will play for the national championship in January. The committee creates small groups of teams, debates their merits and ranks the teams using as many…
  • Oct 14

    Not Enough Lawyer

    Not Enough Lawyer
    ...at least not in small towns, and rural communities. Legal services are hard to find in rural populations in the United States. Furthermore, many lawyers in those towns will be retiring within the next decade. There are opportunities for…
  • Oct 14

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform
    Professor Laura Ross of the Touro Law Center's Gould Law Library has developed a bibliography on legal education reform, which she plans to continue to update. The SSRN link is here. The abstract states: "This legal education reform…
Rank this Week: 4001

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: 140

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/
  • Oct 30

    Nixon Peabody MAC Survey

    Nixon Peabody MAC Survey
    Nixon Peabody has just released its annual MAC survey. It's worth downloading to check-in on the latest trends with respect to MACs in merger agreements. The biggest change in recent years appears to be the steady adoption of carveouts for...
  • Oct 28

    Law Profs against Comcast/TimeWarnerCable

    Law Profs against Comcast/TimeWarnerCable
    Last week a number of law professors, led by Dan Sokol, sent a letter to the FCC opposing the Comcast/TimeWarnerCable transaction. You'll remember that this deal requires not only anti-trust approval but also approval of the FCC. In fact,…
  • Oct 23

    2014 readable Delaware corporate law

    2014 readable Delaware corporate law
    Lynn LoPucki has posted a 2014 version of the Readable Delaware Corporate Law. I highly recommend it to students, young lawyers and anyone else trying to work through the statute -- and more so if you are attacking the appraisal...
Rank this Week: 157

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 258

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/
  • Oct 29

    Recent conferences of note

    Recent conferences of note
    Last week, the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at New York University held a conference titled “Regulation or Repression: Government Policing of Cross-Border Charity.” The agenda for the conference is available here and papers…
  • Oct 26

    Study Shows Marked Increase in Charitable Giving; Number Projected To Rise

    Study Shows Marked Increase in Charitable Giving; Number Projected To Rise
    The U.S. Trust, in conjunction with the University of Indiana Lilly Family School of Philanthropy published an interesting study this month. The study found a marked increase in charitable giving among high net worth donors for 2014. The…
  • Oct 26

    IRS Court Victory Over Teaparty Still Leave Open Questions of Enforcement

    IRS Court Victory Over Teaparty Still Leave Open Questions of Enforcement
    The IRS secured a victory over the Tea Party in a ruling by the United States District Court for the District of Colombia in Linchpins of Liberty v. United States and True the Vote, Inc. v. IRS. The District Court...
Rank this Week: 471

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 29

    Annotated version of the Fourth Plenum decision (add your own!)

    Annotated version of the Fourth Plenum decision (add your own!)
    The Fourth Plenum’s Decision is now available on the Law Genius site in annotatable form in both English (translation courtesy of Rogier Creemers and Jeremy Daum) and Chinese. I’ve already added annotations to the English text. By way of…
  • Oct 29

    The Fourth Plenum's "Decision": my take

    The Fourth Plenum's "Decision": my take
    The text of the decision passed by the F...
  • Oct 26

    The Chinese Legal Documents Serie

    The Chinese Legal Documents Serie
    The International Society for Chinese Law & History has a feature on its (terrific) website called the Chinese Legal Documents Series. Here's what it's all about: This special series invites researchers to introduce a document from their…
Rank this Week: 516

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: 208

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/
  • Oct 29

    Time for the FTC to Reform its Advertising Substantiation Program

    Time for the FTC to Reform its Advertising Substantiation Program
    In my just published Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum, I argue that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should substantially scale back its overly aggressive “advertising substantiation” program, which disincentivizes…
  • Oct 28

    Abuse of Dominance by Patentees: A Pro-Innovation Perspective

    Abuse of Dominance by Patentees: A Pro-Innovation Perspective
    In my just-published article in The Antitrust Source, I argue that the law and economics literature on patents and error cost analysis demonstrate that the recent focus by U.S. (and foreign) antitrust enforcers on single-firm patent abuses is…
  • Oct 17

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan
    As we have reported frequently on this blog (see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here and here) the car dealers have been making remarkably silly arguments in their fight to prevent Tesla from distributing its electrical vehicles…
Rank this Week: 228

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/
  • Oct 29

    Interdicting Ebola?

    Interdicting Ebola?
    Like most folks over the past few weeks, I've heard alot of news and commentary on the potential spread of Ebola through commercial airplane travel. The article below (a post from lawfareblog.com) outlines our country's plans to increase…
  • Oct 29

    Attorneys General For Sale: A Lobbying Loophole

    Attorneys General For Sale: A Lobbying Loophole
    Attorneys general are some of the most powerful political figures in American politics. And yet, unlike many other elected officials, AGs can be lobbied "to drop investigations, change policies, negotiate favorable settlements or pressure…
  • Oct 24

    US Childhood Poverty Hits Its Highest Point in 20 Year

    US Childhood Poverty Hits Its Highest Point in 20 Year
    A recent report published in the JAMA Pediatrics highlights a new low for the US: childhood poverty has reached a 20 year high. In the report, Dr. Glenn Flores and Bruce Lesley call on lawmakers to enact policy to successfully...
Rank this Week: 3996

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
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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/
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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Oct 29

    A "Must-See" Video for Jessup Competitor

    A "Must-See" Video for Jessup Competitor
    This helpful video discusses legal issues in the current Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and provides some tips on effective advocacy. The Moderator is Lesley Benn, Executive Director, International Law Students…
  • Oct 27

    40th Annual Meeting of the New York African Studies Association

    40th Annual Meeting of the New York African Studies Association
    A special three-college conference in the capital of New York State will mark the 40th conference of the New York African Studies Association. On 3-4 April 2015 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Union College in Schenectady, and…
  • Oct 27

    UN Compensation Commission Pays Out Another Billion for the 1990 Invasion by Iraq; Total Amount Paid So Far is $47.8 Billion

    UN Compensation Commission Pays Out Another Billion for the 1990 Invasion by Iraq; Total Amount Paid So Far is $47.8 Billion
    The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses in the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, last week made $1.06 billion available to the Government of Kuwait. With today's payment,…
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Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Oct 29

    Remembering Our Best Selve

    Remembering Our Best Selve
    An earlier version of this post appeared as an op-ed in the Edmonton Journal. It has been a difficult week in Canada. The shocking deaths of Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo while in uniform, the images of gunfire in Parliament,...
  • Oct 28

    How Rod met Ralph

    How Rod met Ralph
  • Oct 27

    Rod Love RIP

    Rod Love RIP
    Rod Love, Premier Klein's right hand man for so long and whose rise was equally meteoric as Premier Klein's. has passed away. My thoughts and prayers and condolences to his family and loved ones.
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GreenLaw

GreenLaw

provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law. By Pace University School of Law's environmental law program.

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Oct 29

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II
    Land Use Climate Bubbles are emerging in every region of the country that should rivet the attention of policy makers. In numerous communities, property values are declining because of repeated flooding, continued threats of storm surges,…
  • Oct 16

    The Remarkable case of Sidney, New York

    The Remarkable case of Sidney, New York
    Sidney is in retreat. Situated next to the Susquehanna River in the Catskill Mountains of New York, the village was built on a floodplain on the south side of the river. In 2006, Sidney was hit by a record-breaking storm that dropped 14…
  • Oct 14

    “The Ancients Stole All Our Good Ideas”

    “The Ancients Stole All Our Good Ideas”
    Protecting the Environment Through Land Use Law: Standing Ground, starts with this quote from Emerson, “All of my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.” The quote introduces Chapter One of this book, which is entitled The…
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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/
  • Oct 29

    Addressing cure for “zombie” plague

    Addressing cure for “zombie” plague
    Vacant properties are a persistent land use issue in the most financially distressed regions, as thousands of properties currently sit empty throughout nation. “Zombie” properties result when a bank begins foreclosure proceedings on a…
  • Oct 28

    The Living New Deal: All New Deal projects on one map

    The Living New Deal: All New Deal projects on one map
    My colleague and compatriate in maps, Lee Dillion, alerted me to an extraordinary website that is seeking to catalogue, map, and provide a short description of all the major art and architecture projects of the New Deal. The website is...
  • Oct 27

    Malloy on Land Use Law and Disability

    Malloy on Land Use Law and Disability
    Cambridge University Press has just announced the release of Robin Paul Malloy's new book, Land Use Law and Disability: Planning and Zoning for Accessible Communities (2014). In it, Robin argues for a new generation of inclusive design…
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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Oct 29

    Death of a Gladiator: James LaRossa Die

    Death of a Gladiator: James LaRossa Die
    James (Jimmy) LaRossa, one of New York City's top criminal defense lawyers, died recently. LaRossa, according to the New York Times obituary, see here, was "'the last of the gladiators' -- his characterization of defense lawyers."…
  • Oct 27

    Too Much Skin in the Game? A Review of Sidney Powell's Licensed To Lie

    Too Much Skin in the Game? A Review of Sidney Powell's Licensed To Lie
    Imagine being so angry at prosecutorial shenanigans in one of your cases that you decide to write a book. A book that names names and settles scores. A book that details the Brady violations you believe occurred in your client's...
  • Oct 6

    Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Steven

    Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Steven
    Rob Cary's book, "Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens" is a wonderful read and reminder of what needs to be corrected in our criminal justice system. Discovery in a criminal case is incredibly important,…
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ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Oct 29

    What is Negotiation?, Part 2

    What is Negotiation?, Part 2
    We often think of negotiation as a distinct and climactic phase of a dispute. Interactions leading up to the final settlement event are often considered merely as preparation, if that. In litigated cases, we often ignore the litigation as if…
  • Oct 27

    Professor Jill Gross to give Hopkins Lecture on Arbitration on November 12th

    Professor Jill Gross to give Hopkins Lecture on Arbitration on November 12th
    Our wonderful colleague and fellow blogger, Jill Gross, has been named the James D. Hopkins Professor of Law at Pace Law School. She will be giving a lecture on November 12, 2014 at noon at Pace, entitled, “Setting the Record ……
  • Oct 27

    Puffing Suck

    Puffing Suck
    With no one to edit my language here :-), let’s call a spade a spade.  My thanks to John and Art for starting a really interesting conversation about puffery.  Teaching both ethics and negotiation, the crossroads of…
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Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Oct 28

    Court Dismisses Challenge to IRS Non-Profit Proce

    Court Dismisses Challenge to IRS Non-Profit Proce
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Reggie B. Walton (D.D.C.) yesterday dismissed an action by True the Vote against the IRS for politicized foot-dragging on its 501(c)(3), not-for-profit application. The ruling ends True the…
  • Oct 24

    ConLaw Programs at AALS

    ConLaw Programs at AALS
    The AALS Annual Meeting will be held January 2-5, 2015, and will feature a number of programs of interest to ConLawProfs, including: Perspectives on Federal Power Under the Reconstruction Amendments (Section on Constitutional Law)…
  • Oct 23

    CAC Examines Roberts at 10

    CAC Examines Roberts at 10
    The Constitutional Accountability Center is examining Chief Justice John Roberts's first decade in office in a series of posts and articles called Roberts at 10. Here's the intro. Brianne Gorod, the CAC's appellate counsel, posted most…
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The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Oct 28

    The Roca Labs Order

    The Roca Labs Order
    There are plenty of articles out there on Roca Labs. I’ll just provide the order, without comment. Ok, one quote: As Plaintiff has not demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits of any one of its claims, it is unnecessary to…
  • Oct 26

    The Candy Bitch

    The Candy Bitch
    I make no secret about the fact that I do consider open bloody class war to be an ok way to fix things. “Life is like a stew, you have to stir it frequently, or all the scum rises to the top.” I felt that way when I lived off $300…
  • Oct 26

    The Candy Bitch

    The Candy Bitch
    I make no secret about the fact that I do consider open bloody class war to be an ok way to fix things. “Life is like a stew, you have to stir it frequently, or all the scum rises to the top.” I felt that way when I lived off $300…
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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/
  • Oct 28

    Guns v. PR in Palestine

    Guns v. PR in Palestine
    Whenever I speak about Israel and Palestine, I get angry and anguished letters from both sides. I understand. The world is going to heck in so many ways – growing population, destroying our environment, killing each other – why…
  • Oct 21

    Reactions to Obama and African-American

    Reactions to Obama and African-American
    Several people recently hopped the White House fence and were caught with weapons. Many treat Obama as if he can’t do anything right. Some insist they want him to lead while making it impossible to do that. From the beginning of…
  • Oct 14

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us have realized that sending troops into some areas can be counter-productive. No matter how many the Israelis kill, more Palestinians prepare to fight them. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Oct 28

    Canada’s New “Anti-Terrorism” Bill: Responding to the Courts, Not the Attack

    Canada’s New “Anti-Terrorism” Bill: Responding to the Courts, Not the Attack
    The government yesterday introduced Bill C-44, the Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act. While some were expecting significant new surveillance, decreased warrant thresholds, and detention measures, this bill is a response to several…
  • Oct 27

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure
    Two shocking terror attacks on Canadian soil, one striking at the very heart of the Canadian parliament buildings and both leaving behind dead soldiers. Office buildings, shopping centres, and classrooms placed under lockdown for hours with…
  • Oct 27

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 25, 2014 as Why We Need To Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measures Two shocking terror attacks on Canadian soil, one striking at the very heart of the Canadian parliament buildings and both leaving…
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Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Oct 27

    Ward Farnsworth at Volokh Conspiracy

    Ward Farnsworth at Volokh Conspiracy
    Ward Farnsworth will be guest-blogging at The Volokh Conspiracy in the coming days regarding is new book, "Restitution: Civil Liability for Unjust Enrichment" He posted his first substantive contribution, "Restitution law:…
  • Oct 23

    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen

    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen
    I have posted Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizens on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment requires criminal defense attorneys to advise non-citizen clients…
  • Oct 22

    Lander on Adjunct

    Lander on Adjunct
    David Lander, an adjunct professor at St. Louis, is guest-blogging at The Faculty Lounge. So far he has posted, in order of publication: Impacts of recent developments on the use of adjuncts How many adjuncts and what courses should they...
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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/
  • Oct 27

    The Child Quasi-Witne

    The Child Quasi-Witne
    As it happens, Steve Ceci, a noted developmental psychologist at Cornell, and I have drafted an article, to be published in a few months in the University of Chicago Law Review, that uses the Clark case as a touchstone for presenting our…
  • Oct 26

    State Action and the Confrontation Clause

    State Action and the Confrontation Clause
    Regular contributor Paul Vinegrad, in comments to my previous posting, has been arguing that there’s no state action for purposes of the Confrontation Clause, as made applicable to the states by the Fourteenth Amendment, unless a state…
  • Oct 2

    Supreme Court grants cert in a confrontation Clause case involving a child

    Supreme Court grants cert in a confrontation Clause case involving a child
    The Supreme Court granted certiorari today in Ohio v. Clark, a case involving a statement by a three-year-old child.  As it happens, Steve Ceci and I have used this case as the touchstone for discussion in an article soon to be published…
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Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Oct 27

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?

    Can the CBC Fire Ghomeshi for Private Sex Acts Taking Place Off-Duty?
    My Twitter account was abuzz with notifications yesterday with discussion and questions about the law of dismissal.  As a rep hockey coach, I of course was at hockey rinks most of the day and had no idea what was going on.  A quick…
  • Oct 14

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?
    I recently completed Chapter 18 of my forthcoming book The Law of Work, called “Tort Law and Work“.  Torts are usually treated as peripheral in texts on work law.  There is reference to torts here and there in the…
  • Oct 10

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?
    An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes.  Kendra Behringer, 24, complained that one prospective employer threw out her…
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