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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/
  • Aug 27

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Citizens Have Standing to Challenge De-Listing of Historic Site

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Citizens Have Standing to Challenge De-Listing of Historic Site
    On August 26, the D.C. Circuit (Garland, Srinivasan, Sentelle) issued a decision in Sierra Club v. Jewell, No. 12-5383. The plaintiffs in the case are environmental and historical preservation organizations seeking to protect the area of…
  • Aug 27

    D.C. Circuit Holds that FERC Misapplied Filed Rate Doctrine to Interconnection Agreement

    D.C. Circuit Holds that FERC Misapplied Filed Rate Doctrine to Interconnection Agreement
    On August 26, the D.C. Circuit (Garland, Srinivasan, Millett) issued a decision in West Deptford Energy v. FERC, No. 12-1340. The Federal Power Act, through what is known as the filed rate doctrine, requires regulated utilities to charge only…
  • Aug 26

    Troy Rule on Renewable Energy and Land Use

    Troy Rule on Renewable Energy and Land Use
    In recent years, renewable energy siting decisions have generated some of the U.S.'s most interesting and complex environmental controversies. Troy Rule (Arizona State) has just put out a new book on the subject. If you're interested in the…
Rank this Week: 835

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    "Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing"

    "Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing"
    The New York Times Dealbook looks at recent developments in the law of corporpoate attorney client privilege.
  • Aug 26

    "ABA: Throwing Stones in Glass Houses?"

    "ABA: Throwing Stones in Glass Houses?"
    At CorporateCounsel.net, James Brashear offers some pointed comments about the ABA and cyber-security. Excerpt: At the ABA's 2014 annual meeting earlier this month, delegates approved a resolution that “encourages all private and public…
  • Aug 25

    The Legal Ethics Implications of NSA Surveillance of Lawyer-Client Communication

    The Legal Ethics Implications of NSA Surveillance of Lawyer-Client Communication
    The September issue of the ABA Journal covers the story here. Links to our prior discussions are below: "[NSA] Eavesdropping Ensnared American Law Firm" The NSA is Listening in on Lawyer-Client Conversations ABA protests NSA spying NSA…
Rank this Week: 161

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment
    After “a bench trial on stipulated facts” in the Superior Court of Pima County, Michael Pharis was convicted of seven counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of fifteen, two counts of child molestation, and seven…
  • Aug 25

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President
    After a jury convicted Christopher Castillo “of making a threat to injure or kill the President of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 871(a)”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Castillo, 564 Fed. Appx. 500 (U.S.…
  • Aug 22

    The Laptop, Malware and Deceptive Practice

    The Laptop, Malware and Deceptive Practice
    This post examines an opinion the Ohio Court of Appealsissued last fall in a civil suit:  Fikri v. Best Buy, Inc., 1 N.E.3d 484 (2013). The court begins by explaining that the suit was a response to “a number” of…
Rank this Week: 347

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 27

    Academic Success Counselor Position at Valparaiso

    Academic Success Counselor Position at Valparaiso
    Job Description Valparaiso University Law School invites applicants for the position of Academic Success Counselor. Valparaiso University Law School is located in northwest Indiana and is part of a residential community with excellent public…
  • Aug 26

    Tutor

    Tutor
    Tutors are important members of the ASP team. Anecdotally, I know that law students often will seek advice from a classmate before they will come to an “official” in administration. This is true for academic coaching as well. •…
  • Aug 25

    Get Organized -- from the beginning

    Get Organized -- from the beginning
    When you start anything new – it is good to get organized. Starting school off right is beneficial – whether you are the teacher or the student. Law students should identify a study spot and equip it with space for...
Rank this Week: 718

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Bridges, Tunnels, Privatization, and Taxe

    Bridges, Tunnels, Privatization, and Taxe
    Not quite a year ago, in Tolls, Taxes, and User Fees in a Public-Private Context, I wrote about a decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia rejecting a citizen’s claim that he could not be compelled to pay a toll for use of a previously…
  • Aug 25

    The Lap Dance Tax Dance Marathon

    The Lap Dance Tax Dance Marathon
    Earlier this month, in Philadelphia Lap Dance Tax Effort Bumped Up to Court, Which Grinds It Down, I continued the saga of the attempt by Philadelphia to impose its amusement tax on lap dances, a commentary started in Lap Dance Tax? and…
  • Aug 22

    Collecting Taxes Requires Funding

    Collecting Taxes Requires Funding
    Though the report of the U.S. Treasury Inspector General on the collection of the medical device tax carries a July 17 date, it was issued just a few days ago. The report explains that the tax is not yielding as much revenue as was predicted,…
Rank this Week: 1499

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 27

    Rank and Filed

    Rank and Filed
    If you haven't already seen this, I highly recommend using Rank and Filed (rankandfiled.com) to access all your EDGAR documents. It's a free search engine and it's really quite good. I'm never going back to the SEC's EDGAR site again......
  • Aug 26

    Burger King opts for Canada

    Burger King opts for Canada
    Earlier this month I thought perhaps that when Walgreens stepped away from the edge that we had seen the high water mark of the inversion movement. But, I guess I was wrong (not for the first or last time). This...
  • Aug 22

    HSR trips up Berkshire

    HSR trips up Berkshire
    Berkshire Hathaway reminds us that HSR can be tricky business. They just agreed to pay close to $900k in fines to settle a lawsuit from the DOJ in connection with a transaction in which Berkshire converted some notes before cashing...
Rank this Week: 142

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 27

    What Does the Disaster in Ferguson Reveal About Local Government?

    What Does the Disaster in Ferguson Reveal About Local Government?
    Rick Hills asks some fascinating questions over at Prawfsblawg: Although Ferguson's population is two-thirds black, its municipal leadership is overwhelmingly white. The (black) chief of the state highway patrol turns out to enjoy more…
  • Aug 27

    Harris & Au on Title Registration System

    Harris & Au on Title Registration System
    Douglas Harris (UBC) & Maya Au (UBC) have posted Title Registration and the Abolition of Notice in British Columbia (UBC Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Systems of land law must balance competing goals of securing title for…
  • Aug 26

    Housing in Gaza

    Housing in Gaza
    The New York Times looks at the housing situation in Gaza: After a month of fierce fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants that killed more than 1,900 Gaza residents, the extension of a temporary cease-fire through Monday was a…
Rank this Week: 263

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 453

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
Rank this Week: 584

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Aug 27

    Looking at Hobby Lobby Through a Human Rights Len

    Looking at Hobby Lobby Through a Human Rights Len
    by Cynthia Soohoo Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores has been widely criticized for extending religious rights to the actions of for-profit corporations. But the case is also problematic because once the Supreme Court held that the Religious…
  • Aug 26

    Taking Leisure Seriously

    Taking Leisure Seriously
    Don't begrudge President Obama a few days of vacation and a couple of rounds of golf this August. According to Article 24 of the the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, "Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable...
  • Aug 25

    Child Migrants in the Midst of Our Border Crisi

    Child Migrants in the Midst of Our Border Crisi
    by Caroline Bettinger-Lopez Some of the summer’s biggest news headlines have focused on the surge of children from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras who, fleeing widespread violence and extreme poverty, have crossed the U.S.-Mexico…
Rank this Week: 4506

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 27

    A Dynamic Look at Global Increases in Lifespan and Income

    A Dynamic Look at Global Increases in Lifespan and Income
    Another video suggestion for the classroom from Barry Kozak at John Marshall Law School, this time demonstrating the history of modern human population growth, and highlighting income and longevity in the U.S. and China. I first watched this…
  • Aug 26

    Borchard Grant Deadline for 2005 Academic Research Award

    Borchard Grant Deadline for 2005 Academic Research Award
    The Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging is once again making key research money available for academic projects to be funded in 2005: "The Center makes no more than four annual grants up to $20,000 each. Larger budgets using...
  • Aug 26

    The Role of Aging as a Driver of Economic Growth

    The Role of Aging as a Driver of Economic Growth
    Barry Kozak, Director of Elder Law Programs at John Marshall Law School, recently shared with us a copy of a syllabus for his new course on elder law. He's making a conscious choice to organize his class sessions to highlight...
Rank this Week: 332

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
  • Aug 26

    14th Ernst Rabel Lecture at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg

    14th Ernst Rabel Lecture at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg
    On 20 October 2014, Dagmar Coester-Waltjen from the University of Göttingen (Germany) will deliver the 14th Ernst Rabel Lecture at the  Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg.…
  • Aug 25

    ERA: Annual Conference on European Family Law 2014

    ERA: Annual Conference on European Family Law 2014
    On 25 and 26 September 2014 the Academy of European Law (ERA) will host its Annual Conference on European Family. The conference will be dedicated to recent case law and recent developments in cross-border family matters. Particular…
  • Aug 21

    Conference on “Artificial Reproduction and European Family Law”

    Conference on “Artificial Reproduction and European Family Law”
    From October 2 to 4, 2014 the 12th biannual Symposium on European Family Law will take place at the University of Regensburg (Germany). Hosted by Anatol Dutta, Dieter Schwab, Peter Gottwald, Dieter Henrich and Martin Löhnig the symposium…
Rank this Week: 41

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Aug 26

    You can't register for classes at Ohio University until....

    You can't register for classes at Ohio University until....
    .....you--a college student--complete an education program intended to prevent sexual assault. The story: Bill Arnold, graduate assistant for bystander intervention and prevention education with the OU Survivor Advocacy Program (OUSAP), said…
  • Aug 26

    Catholic Website Condemns Transgenderism

    Catholic Website Condemns Transgenderism
    From the Catholic Online: In a culture where freedom has been redefined as a right to choose anything and liberty has degenerated into license, the newspeak of the age has declared the instrumental use of the body of another to...<img…
  • Aug 26

    Akron Program on the Social and Legal Implications of Same Sex Families Featuring Stephanie Cootnz

    Akron Program on the Social and Legal Implications of Same Sex Families Featuring Stephanie Cootnz
    Program Schedule: The Social and Legal Implications of Same Sex Families Families and Communities Interdisciplinary Seminar The Social and Legal Implications of Same Sex Relationships September 11, 2014 – 7 hours CLE and CEU 8:00 a.m.…
Rank this Week: 2686

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
Rank this Week: 252

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Aug 26

    Video-Recording Police–Citizen Encounters Is Necessary but Not Enough

    Video-Recording Police–Citizen Encounters Is Necessary but Not Enough
    In light of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf weighs the benefits and costs of equipping police officers with wearable cameras to record encounters with citizens. Dorf concludes that while…
  • Aug 24

    The Reclamation of Torture

    The Reclamation of Torture
    Guest columnist and professor of law and government at Cornell University, Joseph Margulies discusses the use of the term “torture” in American media and the public sphere. Margulies describes the change in language after 9/11 and…
  • Aug 21

    Who Is Abusing Power: Rick Perry or Michael McCrum, His Special Prosecutor?

    Who Is Abusing Power: Rick Perry or Michael McCrum, His Special Prosecutor?
    John Dean, former counsel to the president, comments on the recent indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry. Dean cautions against falling for Perry’s and even some Democrats’ quick dismissal of the indictment as politically…
Rank this Week: 1662

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/
  • Aug 26

    Call For Papers National Institute of Collective Bargaining

    Call For Papers National Institute of Collective Bargaining
    The National Institute of Collective Bargaining has issued a call for papers. Abstracts are due Oct. 17, 2014 and the conference is set for April 19-21, 2015 in NYC at CUNY. The theme is thinking about tomorrow: collective bargaining and...
  • Aug 26

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]
    The BLS just published a report researchers may find of interest and very useful. As the report states: This report describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity groups living in the…
  • Aug 19

    Best Paying Jobs of 2014

    Best Paying Jobs of 2014
    Yahoo Finance posted an interesting article about the best paying jobs of 2014. They report on a survey done by the job portal Careercast.com which utilized data from the BLS. Below is a useful chart published by Yahoo:
Rank this Week: 248

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 602

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Global Warming: Eyeballing the Data

    Global Warming: Eyeballing the Data
    Looking at the temperature data for the past century, the obvious interpretation is the combination of an upward trend with a roughly sinusoidal term of comparable magnitude and a period of about sixty years. When the additional term is…
  • Aug 26

    Paradoxes of an Interventionist Foreign Policy

    Paradoxes of an Interventionist Foreign Policy
    In case you hadn't noticed ...The U.S. has long been a critic of Assad's government in Syria, supporting, at least verbally, the insurgency against him. Military intervention in support of that insurgency seems to have been seriously…
  • Aug 26

    Problems with "Fact Checking"

    Problems with &quot;Fact Checking&quot;
    I recently came across a link on Facebook to a claim that "Over Half of all Statements Made on Fox News are False," based on a story in the Tampa Bay Times' PunditFact. My first reaction was that I had no more reason to trust the Tampa Bay…
Rank this Week: 1537

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 26

    Alba Ruibal on Mexico's Abortion Law

    Alba Ruibal on Mexico's Abortion Law
    Alba Ruibal (CONICET Argentina; European University Institute - Department of Law) has posted Reform and Backlash in Mexico's Abortion Law: Political and Legal Opportunities for Mobilization and Countermobilization on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Aug 26

    Updated Regs Governing Exemptions to Contraceptive Rule May Not Satisfy All Religious Objector

    Updated Regs Governing Exemptions to Contraceptive Rule May Not Satisfy All Religious Objector
    The New HHS Regulations Can’t Win A Zero-Sum Game The New HHS Regulations Can’t Win A Zero-Sum Game The New HHS Regulations Can’t Win A Zero-Sum Game Gender & Sexuality Law Blog, The New HHS Regulations Can’t Win A Zero-Sum...
  • Aug 26

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"
    The University of Baltimore School of Law Center on Applied Feminism: The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Eighth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference. This year’s theme is…
Rank this Week: 75

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Aug 26

    Could a Qui Tam Suit Be Brought Based on the Unlawfulness of the Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange?

    Could a Qui Tam Suit Be Brought Based on the Unlawfulness of the Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange?
    Professor Solmin at Volokh Conspiracy has a post on how the General Accounting Office has announced that the Obama administration violated federal law when it exchanged five Taliban leaders for the U.S. deserter Private Bowe Bergdahl without…
  • Aug 26

    Political Diversity in Economics in 1960: Stigler, Coase, Goldwater, Buchanan, and the Ford Foundation

    Political Diversity in Economics in 1960: Stigler, Coase, Goldwater, Buchanan, and the Ford Foundation
    Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution has a post, “The Ford Foundation and the Virginia School of Political Economy,” August 25, 2014. It’s about a recent paper by Levy and Peart about how in 1960 Buchanan, Coase, and Nutter at Virginia...
  • Aug 24

    Update on Stock Prices & Political Activity

    Update on Stock Prices &amp; Political Activity
    Readers may recall we recently reviewed a draft paper on the effects of political activity on the stock price of British firms. One of the authors, David Primo of U. Rochester, dropped a gracious note to your blogger with news...
Rank this Week: 3121

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/
  • Aug 26

    Dodd-Frank Whistleblowing Check-In

    Dodd-Frank Whistleblowing Check-In
    Joe Nocera thinks that the new SEC whistleblower program is a winner, as it is rewarding people who go first...
  • Aug 22

    The Con Law Conundrum

    The Con Law Conundrum
    The question: to con law or not to con law? The context: Steve Bainbridge responding to Anne Tucker's post on...
  • Aug 21

    Outsourcing the Board: A Good Idea?

    Outsourcing the Board: A Good Idea?
    This week’s Economist has a column praising my UCLAW colleague Stephen Bainbridge’s and University of Chicago law professor Todd Henderson’s...
Rank this Week: 110

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: 457

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/
  • Aug 26

    Regionalism vs. the Environment

    Regionalism vs. the Environment
    There’s been news recently about a decline in gas prices. Hallelujah? Or oh my God! Decline in prices means more people will build energy inefficient homes and invest in gas guzzling machinery or businesses. Some will benefit, but the…
  • Aug 19

    American scientific capital

    American scientific capital
    A panel at a national meeting of historians I attended was devoted to the relation between the study of history and STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. One speaker explained that practical skills were widespread…
  • Aug 12

    Misunderstanding Iran

    Misunderstanding Iran
    For the last few days my wife and I attended the semi-annual meeting of the International Society for Iranian Studies. It was held in Montreal this time. Several panels were devoted to Iranian foreign policy. At one of them, scholars outlined…
Rank this Week: 4068

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 26

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance
    Mark Fogarty has a nice write-up in National Mortgage News of a book chapter about duties to serve in housing finance that I wrote with Jannecke Ratcliffe for a volume entitled Homeownership Built to Last (Brookings/Joint Center on Housing…
  • Aug 25

    MBS Settlements--Following the Money

    MBS Settlements--Following the Money
    Financial crisis litigation has been going on for several years now and has been resulting in lots of piecemeal settlements. As a result, it's easy to miss the big picture. There's actually been quite a lot of settlements covering a...
  • Aug 23

    Toward a Universal Ability to Repay Requirement

    Toward a Universal Ability to Repay Requirement
    The latest consumer financial product to come under the regulatory microscope is subprime auto lending, which has seen a boom in the last few years. The subprime auto market's boom underscores a real problem in consumer financial regulation:…
Rank this Week: 182

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 26

    A Review of the Proposed Change to FRCP 4(m)

    A Review of the Proposed Change to FRCP 4(m)
    In my intended continuing series reviewing the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure currently pending before the Judicial Conference of the United States, I move on to Rule 4(m). For background, see my earlier post…
  • Aug 25

    Breaking News: Burger King to Move to Canada?!?!

    Breaking News: Burger King to Move to Canada?!?!
    The New York Times reports that Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons and move its headquarters to Canada. Will civil procedure ever be the same? Start drafting those new choice-of-law clauses now! RJE
  • Aug 24

    A Review of the FRCP Amendments Pending Before the Judicial Conference: Rule 1

    A Review of the FRCP Amendments Pending Before the Judicial Conference: Rule 1
    The controversial proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that were first published for comment in August 2013, somewhat modified after vociferous public comment, and approved by the Advisory Committee and the Standing…
Rank this Week: 484

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 375

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
  • Aug 26

    Aspiring Law Professors Conference – Sept. 27th

    Aspiring Law Professors Conference – Sept. 27th
    On Saturday Sept. 27th the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University will be hosting the 6th Annual Aspiring Law Professors Conference.  The conference is valuable for anyone considering a career as a law…
  • Aug 23

    On Jimmy Fallon and Finding Common Ground

    On Jimmy Fallon and Finding Common Ground
    Forbes recently published an interesting little piece here on why Jimmy Fallon is so liked and successful. Much of the “Jimmy Fallon technique” is basic rapport building while emphasizing the importance of listening. The…
  • Aug 22

    Reminder – ABA DR Section Annual Conference Proposal

    Reminder – ABA DR Section Annual Conference Proposal
    Consider this a friendly reminder that the deadline for proposals for the ABA DR Section Spring Conference is September 5th.  The conference itself will take place on April 15-18, 2015 at the Westin hotel in Seattle, Washington. …
Rank this Week: 822

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 64

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 961

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 26

    Pejman Yousefzadeh: "This Blog Post Is Dedicated to Stephen Bainbridge"

    Pejman Yousefzadeh: &quot;This Blog Post Is Dedicated to Stephen Bainbridge&quot;
    The “moral outrage over tax inversions” is feigned outrage. It is ginned up, fake, astroturfed outrage that will go away as soon as the midterm elections are over. via pejmanyousefzadeh.net [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 26

    Obama's favorite billionaire to help finance Burger King tax inversion

    Obama's favorite billionaire to help finance Burger King tax inversion
    President Obama loves (or, at least, loves to use) Warren Buffett: First Lady Michelle Obama will jet off to Omaha, Nebraska, where she'll attend an Obama campaign fundraiser. Hosting the Omaha event... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Aug 25

    Snarky law school tweets of the day

    Snarky law school tweets of the day
    Republican law profs cited more often than Dems. http://t.co/YVe1d9PYac So who's the stupid party now? — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) August 25, 2014 As I read this study, a law dean who... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Aug 26

    Historic Preservation During an Age of Fiscal Pressure

    Historic Preservation During an Age of Fiscal Pressure
    Funds for historic preservation programs, particularly those dealing with identifying, cataloguing, and managing historic resources, are typically slashed when the economy sputters. Right now is such a time. In my previous post, I discussed…
  • Aug 22

    Inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West - Nov 13-14 - CFP included

    Inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West - Nov 13-14 - CFP included
    Inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West November 13-14, 2014 Sun Valley Inn & Conference Center Sun Valley, Idaho 2014 Symposium Topic Transmission & Transport of Energy in the Western U.S. & Canada: A Law & Policy…
  • Aug 21

    Rule's new book: Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development

    Rule's new book: Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development
    Troy A. Rule (Arizona) has a new book, Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development, just out from Routledge. Here is the description: The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and…
Rank this Week: 294

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/
  • Aug 26

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration
    There is a consensus in America that we need to control health care costs and improve the delivery of health care. After a long debate on health care reform and careful scrutiny of health care markets, there seems to be agreement that the…
  • Aug 22

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to expand its presence in online data regulation.  On August 13 the FTC announced a forthcoming workshop to explore appropriate policies toward “big data,” a term used to…
  • Aug 18

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai &amp; Joshua Wright
    An important new paper was recently posted to SSRN by Commissioner Joshua Wright and Joanna Tsai.  It addresses a very hot topic in the innovation industries: the role of patented innovation in standard setting organizations (SSO),…
Rank this Week: 187

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 26

    AL: Two Views on Generic Drug Labels and Responsibility for Injurie

    AL: Two Views on Generic Drug Labels and Responsibility for Injurie
    The Alabama Supreme Court recently denied rehearing in Weeks v. Wyeth, letting stand a holding that name-brand manufacturers can be liable for misrepresentations or failures to warn in regard to generic drugs they did not manufacture or…
  • Aug 25

    Two by Solomon on Jurie

    Two by Solomon on Jurie
    Jason Solomon has posted two pieces to SSRN. First is a symposium introduction to The Civil Jury as Political Institution. The abstract provides: More than two hundred years after the Seventh Amendment enshrined the civil jury right, the…
  • Aug 22

    Abraham & White on Prosser

    Abraham &amp; White on Prosser
    The paper is not yet available, but I want to advertise the forthcoming piece by Ken Abraham & Ted White for the Journal of Tort Law tribute to Jeffrey O'Connell. The abstract for Prosser and His Influence provides: This Article...
Rank this Week: 404

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Aug 26

    Indic Traditions & Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism

    Indic Traditions &amp; Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism
    One of our foremost scholars of Indic philosophies, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, has an important guest-post at the Indian Philosophy blog: “On the possibility and nature of neurophilosophical study of Indic traditions.” I happen to…
  • Aug 22

    Frank Talk about Women and the Catholic Hierarchy

    Frank Talk about Women and the Catholic Hierarchy
    Sister Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J. is a prominent Catholic theologian whose book Quest for a Living God was criticized by a committee of American Bishops for not toeing the Vatican line. I would ordinarily regard this as a description and not a…
  • Aug 20

    Let's Stop Whistling Dixie: Missouri's Toxic Political Culture Must Change

    Let's Stop Whistling Dixie: Missouri's Toxic Political Culture Must Change
    Quite properly, journalistic reaction to events in Ferguson, Missouri, has focused on the militarization of the police, on the role of racism in the killing of unarmed African-American men, and on the political disenfranchisement that allows…
Rank this Week: 377

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Another Brief Filed in Warger v. Shauer

    Another Brief Filed in Warger v. Shauer
    The American Association for Justice has filed a brief in support of the respondent in Warger v. Shauers.Brief for the American Association for Justice in Support of RespondentThis case arose out of a motor vehicle accident in which a…
  • Aug 25

    Juries, Social Norms, and Civil Justice

    Juries, Social Norms, and Civil Justice
  • Aug 24

    Jury Updates for Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

    Jury Updates for Boston Marathon Bombing Trial
    Not surprisingly, defense counsel for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with the Boston Marathon bombing, has filed a motion to change the venue for the upcoming death penalty trial. To read the motion go here. To read the government's…
Rank this Week: 2281

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 25

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014

    Downballot Guide – Miami-Dade 2014
    Lots of ink gets spilled on the Governor’s race. But the ballot we face in the election on Aug. 26 is complex, and has a lot of important races on it. This post covers the downballot – the judicial elections. … Continue…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day is Today

    Election Day is Today
    There’s an election in Miami-Dade today. In case you care about my views on the top of the ballot here they are. I find, though, that people are usually more interested in my comments on the judicial elections. My Miami-Dade ……
  • Aug 25

    Rather to Warhawks: Send *Your* Kid

    Rather to Warhawks: Send *Your* Kid
    Link (PS. I don’t entirely agree about the “waters around China” because we have a treaty obligation to protect Japan against aggression.)
Rank this Week: 21

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

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

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/
  • Aug 25

    Novel Novel Names from the 18th Century

    Novel Novel Names from the 18th Century
    The Advantages Of Education. A Tale For Misses And Their Mammas. The Adventures Of A Pin, Supposed To Be Related By Himself, Herself, Or Itself. The Adventures Of An Irish Smock, Interspersed With Whimsical Anecdotes Of A Nankeen Pair Of...
  • Aug 25

    How to Save the CBC and the Climate: Tune In and Connect the Dot

    How to Save the CBC and the Climate: Tune In and Connect the Dot
    Both the CBC and the climate are in a state of crisis. Broadly speaking, the solution to each problem is the same: tune in, connect the dots staring us in the face, and demand change. To develop this suggestion further...
  • Aug 21

    Sara & Sankoff Discuss! Part 1

    Sara &amp; Sankoff Discuss! Part 1
    As the beginning of the school year draws ever closer, I know I have not been the only one contemplating the predicament our young 1Ls will find themselves in this September. This has been a topic of discussion amongst my...
Rank this Week: 836

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 25

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor
    Coleen Barger has been named Ben J. Altheimer Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Among her many contributions to the legal writing field, she is a co-author of the ALWD Citation Guide and is...
  • Aug 21

    The fall issue of JALWD has arrived

    The fall issue of JALWD has arrived
    The fall issue of Legal Communication and Rhetoric: JALWD arrived in my mailbox today with lots of interesting articles. One that caught my eye is Hawking Hyphens in Compound Modifiers. Its author, Joan Magat, urges readers to hyphenate…
  • Aug 20

    Bench Slap of the Day: Don't Plead the Kitchen Sink

    Bench Slap of the Day: Don't Plead the Kitchen Sink
    From a federal district court decision authored by Judge Harry D. Leinenweber: The Court would like to make an observation. The parties should consider long and hard before requesting leave to amend any of the dismissed counts other than…
Rank this Week: 324

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/
  • Aug 25

    Houdini Comes To the Small Screen

    Houdini Comes To the Small Screen
    The Hollywood Reporter's Allison Keene reviews The History Channel's miniseries Houdini, starring Adrien Brody, here. Houdini premieres Labor Day (September 1st) at 9, 8 Central time.
  • Aug 11

    Law Vs. Magic

    Law Vs. Magic
    I came across this review/discussion of Edith Nesbit's The Enchanted Castle by Emily Croy Barker, published in the New York Times last year. Says Ms. Barker, As disciplines, magic and the law are usually considered to have little in…
  • Aug 11

    Legal Magic

    Legal Magic
    More lawyer-magicians: Bill Evans, current President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and David Cohen of Reed Smith. Check out Mr. Cohen's videos: he uses magic to explain some discovery issues and other interesting issues that…
Rank this Week: 579

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
  • Aug 25

    What Happened on Remand: A Couple of Zoning Cases.

    What Happened on Remand: A Couple of Zoning Cases.
    Moore v. Middletown In 2012, in Clifton v. v. Blanchester, 2012-Ohio-780, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that a property owner outside the corporate limits of the village involved could not challenge the re-zoning of a contiguous business…
  • Aug 20

    What Happened on Remand. Smith v. Landfair. It’s Not Over Yet.

    What Happened on Remand. Smith v. Landfair. It’s Not Over Yet.
    Case Background In 2007, Donald Landfair, then 78 years old, boarded two of his horses, including Green Acre Annie (“Annie”) at Rochel Smith’s father’s stables. Rochel Smith was barn manager there.  In March of…
  • Aug 19

    What Happened on Remand: M.H. v. Cuyahoga Falls. No Recovery for Plaintiff in Diving Board Accident.

    What Happened on Remand: M.H. v. Cuyahoga Falls. No Recovery for Plaintiff in Diving Board Accident.
    Case Background In May of 2006, M.H., then a minor, broke his knee in a diving board accident at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium and Wellness Center. The Center is owned by the City of Cuyahoga Falls, and is controlled and … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3506

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jan 7

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 359

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Aug 25

    Paul Ryan’s “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea”

    Paul Ryan’s “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea”
    House Budget Chair Paul Ryan will be my guest today discussing his new book: The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea. Part memoir of his life and the 2012 campaign, part “what just happened in the 113th Congress, and a lot of what…
  • Aug 24

    Ducey Surges In Arizona, Brnovich Pulls Ahead

    Ducey Surges In Arizona, Brnovich Pulls Ahead
      The latest poll from the Republican primary for the Arizona state house has State Treasurer Doug Ducey establishing a double digit his closest opponent and building on that lead heading into Tuesday’s primary. The same poll shows…
  • Aug 24

    Elections and Lawfare: Where Will Be The Last Battle In The Battle For The Senate? The Courts.

    Elections and Lawfare: Where Will Be The Last Battle In The Battle For The Senate? The Courts.
    “Lawfare” means the use of law and legal proceedings by a nation or a group against another nation or group to advance military or foreign p;ocu goals.  There’s a great blog titled “Lawfare” run by…
Rank this Week: 2166

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Aug 24

    Ahead of the Curve: Three Big Innovators in BigLaw

    Ahead of the Curve: Three Big Innovators in BigLaw
    Nashville, TN. It is time to put down the broad brush used to paint BigLaw as inefficient and out of touch. At least for me, that is the big takeaway from the 2014 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference, which...
  • Jul 28

    Conditional Scholarship Retention Update for the 2012-2013 Academic Year

    Conditional Scholarship Retention Update for the 2012-2013 Academic Year
    In comparing the conditional scholarship universe between the 2011-12 academic year and the 2012-13 academic year (with a brief look at 2013-14) there are a handful of things worth noting. First, as shown in Table 1, the number of law...
  • Jul 8

    A General Counsel's Advice to A Law Firm - Circa 2004

    A General Counsel's Advice to A Law Firm - Circa 2004
    Nothing promotes de-cluttering one's office like a move or new furniture. A colleague is retiring; I bought his table and standup desk, and gave up the humungous thing they gave me when I showed up. It meant tossing lots and...
Rank this Week: 4498

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1562