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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Dec 8

    Grey divorce

    Grey divorce
    From Financial Review: Australians are getting divorced later in life, with the age at divorce hitting a record high of 45 years for men and 43 years for women in 2015, as both sexes delay marriage but stay married for...
  • Dec 7

    Call for Paper

    Call for Paper
    CALL FOR PAPERS Children’s Legal Rights Journal Submission Details. We invite you to submit articles that address any of the prominent and current issues that impact children. Articles should be received by January 15, 2017. Submissions…
  • Dec 6

    Long life due to divorce

    Long life due to divorce
    From pix11: The oldest person in the world, Emma Morano of Italy, credits her longevity to a diet of raw eggs and ending her abusive marriage long before divorce was even legal. Morano celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday and...
Rank this Week: 363

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/
  • Dec 8

    21st Century Cures Act

    21st Century Cures Act
    The Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, HR 34, on December 7, 2016. Having already passed the House, the bill goes to the President for signature. There are two specific provisions in the Cures Act that bear mention: The...
  • Dec 7

    Remembering Pearl Harbor

    Remembering Pearl Harbor
    Remembering all of those of the Greatest Generation who gave so much.
  • Dec 5

    First Annual Report - White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable

    First Annual Report - White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable
    The 1st Annual Report of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (WH-LAIR), Expanding Access to Justice, Strengthening Federal Programs was released last month. A fact sheet accompanying the report is available here. According to the…
Rank this Week: 450

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 8

    ICC trial against Dominic Ongwen commences – some thoughts on narrative

    ICC trial against Dominic Ongwen commences – some thoughts on narrative
    The trial against Dominic Ongwen, a former commander of the Sinia brigade in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), started at the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week. On 6 and 7 December, Trial Chamber IX heard opening statements…
  • Dec 7

    ICC Prosecutor’s Policy on Children, an international criminal justice capstone

    ICC Prosecutor’s Policy on Children, an international criminal justice capstone
      Children have become the unwilling emblems of armed conflict and extreme violence. Searing images have surfaced in news stories, aid workers’ alerts, and rights groups’ dispatches: a 5 year old pulled from Aleppo rubble,…
  • Dec 6

    ICC Prosecutor’s opening addresses Ongwen as alleged “victim-perpetrator”

    ICC Prosecutor’s opening addresses Ongwen as alleged “victim-perpetrator”
    Since accused Lord’s Resistance Army leader Dominic Ongwen surrendered to the International Criminal Court in January 2015, there’s been much discussion of the effect, if any, of reports that he was abducted as a child into the…
Rank this Week: 54

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
  • Dec 7

    Research Assistant Position at the BIICL, London

    Research Assistant Position at the BIICL, London
    The BIICL is seeking to appoint three Research Assistants on a 0.8 FTE basis for paid internships of four months each, with the possibility of extension for a further month. Research Assistants are expected to undertake various core tasks,…
  • Dec 7

    New Book for Spanish-English Speaking Lawyer

    New Book for Spanish-English Speaking Lawyer
    Lawyers who speak both Spanish and English may be interested in a new book written by Professors S.I. Strong of the University of Missouri, Katia Fach Gómez of the University of Zaragoza and Laura Carballo Piñeiro of the…
  • Dec 6

    SAVE THE DATE: Brexit and Family Law, 27 March 2017

    SAVE THE DATE: Brexit and Family Law, 27 March 2017
      archa joint seminar of the Child & Family Law Quarterly and Cambridge Family Law 27 March 2017, at Trinity College, University of Cambridge The withdrawal of the UK from the European Union will precipitate important change in the…
Rank this Week: 25

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4741

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Dec 7

    How the Conservative Religious Coalition Won the 2016 Election— Part I: Education

    How the Conservative Religious Coalition Won the 2016 Election— Part I: Education
    In this first of a three-part series of columns, Marci A. Hamilton, a Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Program for Research on Religion at the University of Pennsylvania, explains the U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence that allowed a…
  • Dec 6

    California’s Defeated Condom Initiative and the First Amendment

    California’s Defeated Condom Initiative and the First Amendment
    Cornell University professor Sherry F. Colb discusses California’s Proposition 60, a ballot initiative that recently failed in that state that would have required male actors in pornographic movies to wear condoms during performances.…
  • Dec 4

    The Electoral College Works Fine, Just as It I

    The Electoral College Works Fine, Just as It I
    Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, professor Ronald D. Rotunda explains the basis for the electoral college and argues that it continues to serve the very purpose it was created to serve, namely to promote efficiency and protect…
Rank this Week: 3974

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/
  • Dec 7

    Exams are coming!

    Exams are coming!
    Monday marks the first day of exams for 1L students at my institution and I can sense it. Students are stressed and it is only going to get worse. Students are trying to determine what they can accomplish in the...
  • Dec 6

    Director of Academic Success Position at U of Idaho - Boise Campu

    Director of Academic Success Position at U of Idaho - Boise Campu
    ASP Listserv information: This is a newly created position, created to ensure that we continue to deliver excellent academic support to our students with the addition of the 1L year at our Boise location (scheduled to begin in Fall 2017)....
  • Dec 6

    Meet Alex Ruskell, Contributing Editor

    Meet Alex Ruskell, Contributing Editor
    Alex Ruskell is the Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He received his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and has degrees from Washington and Lee University,...
Rank this Week: 4240

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Dec 7

    KCON XII Reminder: December 15 Registration and Hotal Deadline Approaching

    KCON XII Reminder: December 15 Registration and Hotal Deadline Approaching
    From Danielle Hart via the AALS Contracts Listserv: The 12th International Conference on Contracts is just around the corner and the substantive content of the conference is starting to take shape nicely. Here are some highlights so far:…
  • Dec 7

    Prince's Complicated Legal Legacy Continue

    Prince's Complicated Legal Legacy Continue
    When the legendary musician Prince died suddenly, he left behind an enormous volume of music and no will. The courts have already been dealing with how to distribute Prince's assets to a complicated and squabbling cadre of potential heirs.…
  • Dec 7

    Air Force None?

    Air Force None?
    Recently, Donald Trump famously tweeted that “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” Trump has not said why he believes the planes...
Rank this Week: 307

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Dec 7

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger
    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a proposed settlement that would resolve its antitrust claims against Alaska Air Group's proposed acquisition of Virgin America, on the condition that Alaska limit its existing codeshare agreement with…
  • Dec 5

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has finally granted Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI) its requested foreign air carrier permit to begin operating flights to the United States. The announcement brings to a close a three-year saga…
  • Nov 11

    Aviation in a Trump Administration

    Aviation in a Trump Administration
    Bloomberg News solicited comments from Professor Brian F. Havel in an article this week speculating on what U.S. aviation policy might look like under President-elect Trump.
Rank this Week: 541

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Dec 7

    [Eugene Volokh] Second Amendment challenge to New York state stun gun ban

    [Eugene Volokh] Second Amendment challenge to New York state stun gun ban
    Avitabile v. Cuomo, filed over the weekend in federal district court, claims that the New York state ban on stun guns violates the Second Amendment; I’m pleased to say that I’ll be consulting a bit on this litigation. For more on…
  • Dec 7

    [David Bernstein] The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency

    [David Bernstein] The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency
    Vin Testa of Washington in front of the Supreme Court before a hearing about gay marriage on April 28, 2015. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) The presidential election was so close that many factors were “but-for” causes of Donald…
  • Dec 7

    [Ilya Somin] Volokh Conspiracy holiday gift

    [Ilya Somin] Volokh Conspiracy holiday gift
    The holiday season is now upon us! And if you are looking for possible gifts for regular Volokh Conspiracy readers in your life, what could better than books by VC bloggers? Some of these books help shed light on the difficult political…
Rank this Week: 8

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/
Rank this Week: 219

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/
Rank this Week: 355

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/
  • Dec 7

    Munoz Santos v. Thomas (9th Cir. - July 28, 2016)

    Munoz Santos v. Thomas (9th Cir. - July 28, 2016)
    One possible view of this en banc opinion is to perceive it as a classic liberal/conservative split in which the former outnumber the latter in the draw.  And, to a degree, that's true.The dissent consists of Judges Callahan and Ikuta.…
  • Dec 6

    Japanese Village v. FTA (9th Cir. - Dec. 6, 2016)

    Japanese Village v. FTA (9th Cir. - Dec. 6, 2016)
    Bonus question for the day:The shortened caption for this opinion is "Japanese Village v. FTA."  What's the FTA?(No peeking).Answer:........The Federal Transit Administration.Give yourself a dollar if you got that one correct.P.S. - The…
  • Dec 6

    In Re Marriage of Schu (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 6, 2016)

    In Re Marriage of Schu (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 6, 2016)
    I always thought that California was a no-fault divorce state.I was wrong.Apparently how much spousal support ("alimony") you receive can vary depending on how much "at fault" you are.  To the extent that -- as here -- the trial court…
Rank this Week: 170

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Dec 7

    Our December Bloggers Are Here

    Our December Bloggers Are Here
    Please join me in welcoming our two guest bloggers for the month of December. Our Alumni Blogger for December is Christopher “Chal” Little.  After graduating cum laude from Marquette University Law School, Chal…
  • Dec 1

    Two Views, One Conversation: Light Shed on School Vouchers at Law School Program

    Two Views, One Conversation: Light Shed on School Vouchers at Law School Program
    Even in a social media world, I’m still a big backer of the notion that serious, informative, in-person dialogue about major public issues is a good thing. The more contentious and important the subject and the more level-headed the…
  • Nov 30

    Court Wrestles With Vagueness and Retroactivity in Sentencing Context

    Court Wrestles With Vagueness and Retroactivity in Sentencing Context
    Yesterday’s oral argument in Beckles v. United States found the justices wrestling with retroactivity and vagueness in the context of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. The petitioner, Travis Beckles, questioned the constitutionality of…
Rank this Week: 585

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Dec 7

    U.S. v. Clay - A Case Needing Supreme Court Review

    U.S. v. Clay - A Case Needing Supreme Court Review
    On August 11, 2016, the Eleventh Circuit issued an 124 page opinion in U.S. v. Clay. Review of this decision in the 11th Circuit was denied. So now the case is likely to be teed up on a Petition for...
  • Dec 6

    Insider Trading - Is The Law Now Clear?

    Insider Trading - Is The Law Now Clear?
    As co-blogger Solomon Wisenberg noted here, the Supreme Court issued an opinion today in Salman v. United States resolving an issue related to insider trading. But is the law really clear now, as some claim (see here)? It would appear...
  • Dec 6

    Supremes Go With the Ninth Circuit on Insider Trading

    Supremes Go With the Ninth Circuit on Insider Trading
    Salman is in. Newman is out. Justice Alito writes the opinion for an 8-0 Court. Here is the opinion in Salman v. United States. (wisenberg)
Rank this Week: 414

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    Murder, the iPhone and the Fourth Amendment

    Murder, the iPhone and the Fourth Amendment
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts:  Commonwealth v. Williams, 2016 WL 7041629 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that “[b]efore us is the defendant's interlocutory appeal from the…
  • Dec 5

    The Civil Suit, the Juror’s Tweets and the Motion for a New Trial

    The Civil Suit, the Juror’s Tweets and the Motion for a New Trial
    This post examines an opinion the District Court of Appeal  of Florida – Fourth District recently issued in a civil appeal that involved a jury verdict in an action seeking damages for injuries sustained in an automobile…
  • Dec 2

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas: U.S. v. Cooks, 2016 WL 6948065 (2016). The District Court Judge begins by explaining thatDefendant Gary Cooks was pulled over for driving with a suspended…
Rank this Week: 607

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/
  • Dec 7

    When Taxes Go Down or Don’t Go Up, Other Taxes Go Up

    When Taxes Go Down or Don’t Go Up, Other Taxes Go Up
    The advocates of tax cuts claim that cutting taxes puts more money in taxpayers’ pockets. Not only do tax cuts not benefit the economy if they are not appropriately distributed, as we saw fifteen years ago and are going to see again,…
  • Dec 5

    Why I Don’t Have a Family Foundation

    Why I Don’t Have a Family Foundation
    One of the emails that bring me daily tax updates included, among its more than a dozen headlines, this one: Trump Has a Family Foundation. Why Don’t You? Though I didn’t think the question was aimed at me personally, I did stop…
  • Dec 2

    Another Flaw in the New Jersey Tax Break Giveaway

    Another Flaw in the New Jersey Tax Break Giveaway
    In a series of posts, I have criticized the New Jersey tax policy of dishing out tax breaks to companies that it entices to move to New Jersey, or to move to Camden from within New Jersey. Though the claim that handing out tax reductions…
Rank this Week: 1377

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Dec 7

    FAN 134 (First Amendment News) “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act” ignites First Amendment controversy

    FAN 134 (First Amendment News) “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act” ignites First Amendment controversy
    The bill was proposed by Senators Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, and Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, to “ensure the Education Department has the necessary statutory tools at their disposal to investigate anti-Jewish…
  • Dec 5

    FAN 133.1 (First Amendment News) FIRE to podcast First Amendment Salon

    FAN 133.1 (First Amendment News) FIRE to podcast First Amendment Salon
    The Foundation for Individual Rights (FIRE) will podcast future First Amendment Salons, the next of which is scheduled for December 8th in Washington, D.C. That salon, the eleventh, will feature a discussion between David Cole (the new…
  • Nov 30

    University of Utah Conference on Precision Medicine

    University of Utah Conference on Precision Medicine
    Via Leslie Francis, news of a great conference at the University of Utah on precision medicine on Dec. 1 and 2. It will be livestreamed: The federal Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) announced in 2015 will be the largest study of human…
Rank this Week: 77

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Dec 6

    CRISPR in Agriculture: An overview of the gene-edited food that probably isn't a GMO

    CRISPR in Agriculture: An overview of the gene-edited food that probably isn't a GMO
    On Monday of this week, TIME announced its 2016 Person of the Year shortlist. Many of the names were unsurprising: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Simone Biles, and Beyoncé Knowles all seem to make sense. One entry in particular, however,…
  • Dec 6

    U.Mass. Receives Full ABA Approval

    U.Mass. Receives Full ABA Approval
    The U.Mass. Law community is pleased to announce that the school has received full ABA approval. For more information, see the press release.
  • Dec 5

    Photography and Evidence

    Photography and Evidence
    The Public Image is a new book by my Northwestern colleague Robert Hariman (and his coauthor John Louis Lucaites). Of interest to lawyers and law professors is the discussion of the reliability of photography and the problem of fraudulent…
Rank this Week: 115

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2293

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/
  • Dec 6

    Is Democracy in America Coming Apart?

    Is Democracy in America Coming Apart?
    I wrote Unfit for Democracy to warn that American democracy could collapse in coming decades. But the problems are coming home to roost sooner than I expected. How the economy treats people matters. That was the starting point for my work…
  • Nov 30

    Cautionary tales from other populist regimes – follow up

    Cautionary tales from other populist regimes – follow up
    Here’s a follow up from Kim Scheppele: Just saw this piece from the NYT today that reports on the new research of Yascha Mounk and Roberto Stefan Foa that analyzes the World Values Survey data and concludes that liberal democracies are…
  • Nov 29

    Cautionary Tales From Other Populist Regime

    Cautionary Tales From Other Populist Regime
    This is a post from Kim Lane Scheppele, at Princeton University, which is chillingly accurate, as Kim usually is, and which I am re-posting with her permission from the lawcourt and conlawprof listservs: While we’re on the subject…
Rank this Week: 1067

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remand

    Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remand
    Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson & Co., No. 14-41384, 2016 WL 7046601, -- F.3d – (5th Cir. Dec. 2, 2016)Regardless of the merits, courts don’t want plaintiffs bringing false advertising claims as antitrust…
  • Dec 5

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live
    At least the trademark registration does.  Remember the Mardi Gras bead dog case, Nola Spice, in which the PTO accidentally accepted a Section 15 incontestability statement during the pendency of an appeal of an order cancelling the…
  • Dec 2

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley
    Inventor Sued for Infringing His Own Patent. You Won't Believe What Happened NextMark A. Lemley Stanford Law SchoolNovember 30, 2016http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 142

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/
  • Dec 6

    Jevic and the Supreme

    Jevic and the Supreme
    My own conflicted thoughts on Jevic, over at Dealb%k.
  • Nov 30

    ABA Journal Blawg 100!

    ABA Journal Blawg 100!
    Credit Slips is honored to have been selected as part of the ABA Journal's Blawg 100, their annual list of the top 100 blogs about law and lawyering. It is our second year in a row for inclusion on the...
  • Nov 28

    Homestead Proceeds in Bankruptcy

    Homestead Proceeds in Bankruptcy
    California's tiered homestead exemption protects a debtor's dwelling to the extent of $75,000, $100,000, or $175,000, depending upon the debtor's status, protects a like amount of proceeds of an execution sale of the homestead for six months…
Rank this Week: 302

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: 1489

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Dec 6

    Playbook for Student Resistance

    Playbook for Student Resistance
    In the aftermath of the national election, many students are looking for ways to respond to what they see as a greater need for and focus on social justice in their studies and their field work as students.  In the early 1990s, as a law…
  • Dec 4

    Dealing with the Aftermath of the Election

    Dealing with the Aftermath of the Election
    I just re-read Mary Lynch’s passionate and thoughtful post about teaching to students traumatized by the election, along with comments in response.  I share many of the reactions described there. In the aftermath of the election, I…
  • Dec 2

    The Voices We Can’t Hear: How Student Loan Debt Helps Maintain The Status Quo

    The Voices We Can’t Hear: How Student Loan Debt Helps Maintain The Status Quo
    When I began this blog post, I admittedly started in a completely different direction. I kept coming back to a topic that has always intrigued me; how is it that the students we teach get to the point where they are in our class or…
Rank this Week: 4745

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Dec 6

    Abbott on AI Tort Liability

    Abbott on AI Tort Liability
    Ryan Abbott (Surrey Law/UCLA Med) has posted to SSRN Allocating Liability for Computer-Generated Torts. The abstract provides: Artificial intelligence is part of our daily lives. Whether working as taxi drivers, financial analysts, or police,…
  • Dec 2

    Senate Bill Introduced Limiting Racial and Gender Discrimination in Damage

    Senate Bill Introduced Limiting Racial and Gender Discrimination in Damage
    A bill was introduced in the Senate yesterday by Senators Booker and Gillibrand seeking to limit the consideration of race and gender in computing damage awards. The bill will have bipartisan sponsors in the House of Representatives. Ohio…
  • Dec 2

    More on Products Liability as a Capstone Course

    More on Products Liability as a Capstone Course
    This summer I taught Products Liability, and I mused that it was a terrific capstone course. I received more evidence of this yesterday. One of the students in that course is graduating early this month. In a reception for our...
Rank this Week: 559

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/
  • Dec 6

    Server Location, Jurisdiction, and Server Location Requirements (Guest Blog Post)

    Server Location, Jurisdiction, and Server Location Requirements (Guest Blog Post)
    by guest blogger Marketa Trimble At the recent “Law, Borders, and Speech” conference at Stanford, several participants debated the relevance of server location in determining jurisdiction. Some Silicon Valley attorneys at the…
  • Nov 30

    Announcing the Third Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman

    Announcing the Third Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman
    Rebecca and I are pleased to announce the publication of the third edition of our casebook, Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials. It is available for purchase in the following formats: * As a DRM-free PDF file. Price:…
  • Nov 28

    Quora Gets Easy Section 230 Win In Tenth Circuit–Silver v. Quora

    Quora Gets Easy Section 230 Win In Tenth Circuit–Silver v. Quora
    Since its Accusearch ruling in 2009, the Tenth Circuit has been a dicey place for Section 230 defendants. Fortunately, this case goes smoothly. David Silver is an investment banker in Santa Fe. On Quora, someone asked: “Has anyone…
Rank this Week: 189

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Dec 6

    CEIPI Opinion on a EU Proposal for a Neighboring Right for Press Publishers Online

    CEIPI Opinion on a EU Proposal for a Neighboring Right for Press Publishers Online
    At CEIPI, I have co-authored with Christophe Geiger and Oleksandr Bulayenko a position paper discussing the proposed introduction in EU law of neighboring rights for press publishers for the digital uses of their publications. The proposal is…
  • Dec 1

    My Dissent from Professor Kerr's Opinion on the Consequences of the Microsoft Ireland Case

    My Dissent from Professor Kerr's Opinion on the Consequences of the Microsoft Ireland Case
    In his November 29, 2016, Volokh Conspiracy post, Professor Orin Kerr raised some important points about the unintended or unanticipated consequences of the so-called Microsoft Ireland case. In that case, the Second Circuit decided that a…
  • Nov 30

    Dear Silicon Valley: Great satire can be fake news!

    Dear Silicon Valley: Great satire can be fake news!
    Watch out! Fake news is coming to get you! Lock your doors and iPhones, guard your dogs and children, and hold on to your comb overs! But is fake news so bad, and isn't some, all, or most of it legally protected parody?  According to the…
Rank this Week: 2448

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/
  • Dec 5

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’
    I’m one of the more than 500 signatories to this letter in which UM faculty take a stand against hatred, intimidation, and a “post-truth” world. The letter was written by members of the English Department. Media coverage in…
  • Dec 5

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily
    Donald Trump wants to ‘close up’ the Internet: In a speech at the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Monday, Trump referenced the use by ISIS of social media as a recruitment tool. He recommended a discussion…
  • Dec 5

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like
    Miamians Are Going on Twitter to Ask Donald Trump to Deport Their Exes. According to the New Times, “dozens of folks,” many in the Miami area, are tweeting addresses and photos, some cc’ing the police, in the hopes of…
Rank this Week: 15

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Stories, movies, and books, all with the same there--how lawyers can help make a better world.

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Dec 5

    Creative Math

    Creative Math
    I believe that imagination, not logic, is the essential ingredient in good legal reasoning.  But imagination need not be vague or dreamy. Sometimes the imaginative solution to a thorny legal problem can be as clear and simple as 1,2,3. A…
  • Nov 24

    Don’t Blame Donald!

    Don’t Blame Donald!
    Here is a NYT article detailing the misery of migrant farm workers in California’s Salinas Valley. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/us/in-a-california-valley-healthy-food-everywhere-but-on-the-table.html?_r=0 The gist of the story is…
  • Nov 15

    Golden Oldie

    Golden Oldie
    The first season of Amazon’s Goliath grabs you from start to finish. Billy Bob Thorton is dynamite as Billy McBride, a failed lawyer trying to bring down a vicious corporation; and perennial Emmy winner David E. Kelly has lost none of…
Rank this Week: 2738

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: 679

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/
  • Dec 5

    2d Circuit Holds That Employees Have Right To Union Representative Before Consenting To Drug Test

    2d Circuit Holds That Employees Have Right To Union Representative Before Consenting To Drug Test
    Although unreported, Manhatten Beer v. NLRB, ____F.3d____(2d Cir. Nov. 16, 2016), may turn out to be a significant decision concerning Weingarten rights. With very little analysis, the court stated: Here, the Board reasonably construed the…
  • Nov 22

    Excessive Absenteeism Disqualifies Individual For Unemployment

    Excessive Absenteeism Disqualifies Individual For Unemployment
    Matter of Mead v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Nov. 21, 2016) is an interesting case. The case holds that an individual who is excessively absent can be disqualified for unemployment, reasoning: Excessive absenteeism, which…
  • Nov 22

    Education Secretary Calls on States to Abolish Corporal Punishment in School

    Education Secretary Calls on States to Abolish Corporal Punishment in School
    Corporal punishment, believe it or not, is still legal in 22 states. Corporal punishment involves hitting students for the purpose of punishment. This practice was upheld by the Supreme Court in the early 1980s. Now, Eduation Secretary King…
Rank this Week: 297

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/
  • Dec 5

    Green: New Book on Organizational Discrimination

    Green: New Book on Organizational Discrimination
    Congratulations to Tristin Green (San Francisco) on the publication of her new book Discrimination Laundering: The Rise of Organizational Innocence and the Crisis of Equal Opportunity Law by Cambridge University Press. Here's the publisher's…
  • Nov 30

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move
    Jake Rosenfeld (Wash U. - Sociology) has just posted the essay Labor and Politics: Learning the Right Lessons from 2016 over at onlabor. H argues that the Democratic Party's take-away from the 2016 election results -- that they need to...
  • Nov 29

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed
    Friend of the Blog Bill Herbert sends word that registration is now open for the National Center's 44th Annual Conference on March 26-28, 2017 in New York City. The conference keynote speaker is NLRB Chair Mark G. Pearce. The number...
Rank this Week: 53

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Dec 5

    State justices suppress smartphone evidence in child porn case

    State justices suppress smartphone evidence in child porn case
    Catherine Crump quoted by The Recorder (registration required), Dec. 5, 2016 Catherine Crump … said the decision is significant not so much because it safeguards phone data but rather because it resists an expansion of the grounds for…
  • Dec 5

    Murder convictions rare for owners or landlords of deadly site

    Murder convictions rare for owners or landlords of deadly site
    Mark Gergen quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 5, 2016 Survivors of the victims of this weekend’s Ghost Ship fire can also file damage suits against the building’s owner, his chief tenant who leased the spaces, and possibly…
  • Dec 5

    Death penalty: Florida may be pondering ‘novel’ lethal injection change

    Death penalty: Florida may be pondering ‘novel’ lethal injection change
    Megan McCracken quoted by Sun Sentinel, Dec. 5, 2016 The use of etomidate in an execution —- if that is what Florida is planning to do —- is “brand new and wholly novel,” McCracken said. “It has not been used to…
Rank this Week: 46

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Dec 5

    Call for Presentation and Panel Proposals for Arizona State University's Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educator

    Call for Presentation and Panel Proposals for Arizona State University's Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educator
    Arizona State University has issued a call for presentations and panels for its Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators on May 12, 2017. Carol Rose will be this year's keynote speaker. ASU will pay up to $500…
  • Dec 1

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership
    Yael Lifshitz has posted Rethinking Original Ownership, forthcoming in the University of Toronto Law Journal. This work is related to Yael's doctoral dissertation in New York University's JSD Program. Here is the abstract: At the genesis of…
  • Nov 30

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine
    Bill Fischel at Dartmouth's Department of Economics has posted The Rise of the Homevoters: How the Growth Machine Was Subverted by OPEC and Earth Day on SSRN. Bill prepared the paper as part of a conference at the Kreisman Initiative...
Rank this Week: 242

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    Question for NFL fans (especially those with officiating experience)

    Question for NFL fans (especially those with officiating experience)
    I am a week late to this question about the end of last week's Ravens-Bengals game. Quick reminder: The Ravens lined up to punt from their own 22, with 11 seconds left. The punter took the snap and danced around with the ball, while his…
  • Nov 28

    Sizing Up Mississippi as the Next Likely PASPA Challenger

    Sizing Up Mississippi as the Next Likely PASPA Challenger
    Speculation has now centered on Mississippi being the next state that will step to the plate to challenge the federal ban on state-sponsored sports betting. Over the weekend, the Mississippi Sun Herald published an editorial titled "States…
  • Nov 26

    Nevada's eSports Betting Scheme Not a Gamble Under PASPA

    Nevada's eSports Betting Scheme Not a Gamble Under PASPA
    The inevitable partnership between eSports and the U.S. casino industry cleared another major hurdle earlier this month when the Nevada Gaming Control Board—the state agency which oversees the regulation and licensing of Nevada’s…
Rank this Week: 352

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    Lessons from being hacked.

    Lessons from being hacked.
    Criminals are smarter than I am.Criminals are more dedicated to their jobs than I am--and I'm pretty darn dedicated.Computers can be used for E-VIL as well as for good.I have very smart, computer-savvy friends.People who have been hacked…
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
  • Nov 11

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.
    In October, a B of A ATM ate a check that I was depositing.  I called Customer Service, and B of A  gave me a credit for the check while it was investigating what had happened.  (That was the last good part of this…
Rank this Week: 550

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Dec 3

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)
    On September 28, 2016, I audio-taped a 55-minute makeup class on Congressional abrogation of the 11th Amendment, including Kimel, Garrett and Hibbs. The class concluded with an important treaty power case, Missouri v. Holland. I hope you find…
  • Nov 28

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)
    On October 5, 2016, I audio-taped a 55 minute makeup class on presidential power, including the Steel Seizure, Curtiss-Wright and Dames & Moore cases. I hope you find it of interest. Here it is: listen online (no video content):…
  • Nov 21

    State Action, Color of Law and Section 1983

    State Action, Color of Law and Section 1983
    I blogged on February 19, 2015, about the Fourteenth Amendment’s state action requirement. Much earlier, on November 29, 2009, I blogged about the seminal section 1983 decision in Monroe v. Pape and its ruling that, where state…
Rank this Week: 1390

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

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

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

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 2: Equal Rights for Women)

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 2: Equal Rights for Women)
    In the introductory post, I mentioned several areas of the law in which many of the self-proclaimed admirers of the late Justice Scalia are likely unfamiliar with his actual record, would likely be less admiring if they knew it, or, at the…
  • Nov 22

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really?

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really?
    Donald Trump We've heard from President-elect Trump about how much he admired Justice Antonin Scalia. Since early in his campaign, he has repeated that he wants to appoint Justices like Scalia. Trump supporters, both in and out of…
  • Nov 9

    Part 9 - Observations: Polarized? Decisions Unsigned? (Early DiFiore Court Patterns)

    Part 9 - Observations: Polarized? Decisions Unsigned? (Early DiFiore Court Patterns)
    Well, we elected a new president yesterday. God bless our country through the next four years. Among many other things, whatever may become of the Supreme Court, we are fortunate in New York to have the Court of Appeals, which historically…
Rank this Week: 4545

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/
  • Dec 2

    The Media and Donald Trump's Illegitimate Presidency

    The Media and Donald Trump's Illegitimate Presidency
    Republican FBI Director Comey and Russian intervention alone will make Donald Trump an illegitimate President. That is, he will have the power, but he has gained that power only because the democratic process has not been respected by the…
  • Dec 1

    Blacks on the (Radical) Left: A Select Bibliography

    Blacks on the (Radical) Left: A Select Bibliography
    My latest bibliography on Blacks on the (Radical) Left is available here. What follows is the introduction: This compilation was inspired by a blog post—and the excellent suggestions in the comments appended thereto—of the African…
  • Nov 22

    Same Sex Unions and the Catholic Church: How Law and Doctrine Evolve

    Same Sex Unions and the Catholic Church: How Law and Doctrine Evolve
    That's the title of a paper that Charles Reid, Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas, has just posted to SSRN. Given the subject matter of the paper, some information about Professor Reid's academic background is relevant.…
Rank this Week: 1477

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/
  • Dec 1

    Forsyth @ANU_Law on The Regulation of Witchcraft and Sorcery Practices and Belief

    Forsyth @ANU_Law on The Regulation of Witchcraft and Sorcery Practices and Belief
    Miranda Forsyth, School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet), has published The Regulation of Witchcraft and Sorcery Practices and Beliefs at 12 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 331 (2016). Here is the abstract. This article…
  • Dec 1

    CNN Airs Documentary On James Arthur Ray, Self-Help Guru, and Sweat Lodge Ceremony That Cost Three Live

    CNN Airs Documentary On James Arthur Ray, Self-Help Guru, and Sweat Lodge Ceremony That Cost Three Live
    CNN is premiering a documentary on James Arthur Ray, the self-help guru whose enlightenment seminars led to tragedy at a sweat lodge in Sedona, Arizona. Three people died during the sweat lodge ceremony when they were overcome by the heat...
  • Nov 4

    The Ghosts of Early Modern England

    The Ghosts of Early Modern England
    Via Stefan Bauer @BauerStefan: very interesting posts from Laura Sangha at the many-headed monster on the subject of the ghosts of early modern England. Here, part I: Dramatic news of the horrid ghosts of early modern England. Part II:…
Rank this Week: 1076

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2452

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/
  • Nov 30

    On Trump and Divestment

    On Trump and Divestment
    I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While Trump may sincerely believe that the conflicts of interests posed by his sprawling business…
  • Nov 28

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"
    Last this week, Professor Amy Salyzyn published a Jotwell review of my recent essay, The Commercialization of Legal Ethics. I’m grateful that she read it, and I hope her review encourages you to read it as well. She says:…
  • Nov 16

    The anti-nepotism statute says nothing about putting the president-elect’s children and in-laws on the transition team

    The anti-nepotism statute says nothing about putting the president-elect’s children and in-laws on the transition team
    because the transition team members are not government employees. They just can’t get appointed to government jobs. So there is nothing illegal about the president elect’s son-in-law joining the transition team and blackballing…
Rank this Week: 413

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