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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    New Issue: American Journal of International Law

    New Issue: American Journal of International Law
    The latest issue of the American Journal of International Law (Vol. 110, no. 1, January 2016) is out. Contents include:Devika Hovell, Due Process in the United Nations Joseph W. Doherty & Richard H. Steinberg, Punishment and Policy in…
  • Jun 27

    New Issue: International Relation

    New Issue: International Relation
    The latest issue of International Relations (Vol. 30, no. 2, June 2016) is out. Contents include:Justin Rosenberg, International Relations in the prison of Political ScienceTouko Piiparinen, Intervening to strengthen sovereignty: The…
  • Jun 27

    Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law

    Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law
    Today through Wednesday, June 27-29, 2016, the Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law will host its fifth edition, at the New York University School of Law. The Forum is convened by Dino Kritsiotis (Univ. of Nottingham), Anne…
Rank this Week: 44

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jun 27

    A Potential Landmine in Waiting in Utah v. Strieff

    A Potential Landmine in Waiting in Utah v. Strieff
    Cornell University law professor Sherry F. Colb discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Utah v. Strieff, holding that evidence found in that case as a result of a Fourth Amendment violation was not the direct consequence…
  • Jun 26

    Finding Justice in Baltimore

    Finding Justice in Baltimore
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies explains why a criminal conviction of police officers is neither a necessary nor sufficient component of justice. In fact, Margulies argues that those who would dismantle the carceral state…
  • Jun 23

    More On Trump’s Business Practice Coming Soon to a Screen Near You

    More On Trump’s Business Practice Coming Soon to a Screen Near You
    John W. Dean, former counsel to President Nixon, continues his discussion of the federal lawsuit against Trump University. As Dean points out, Trump’s attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel drew public attention to this lawsuit and may further…
Rank this Week: 3970

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Is the Second Circuit Becoming More Rehearing-Friendly? A Look at Grania

    Is the Second Circuit Becoming More Rehearing-Friendly? A Look at Grania
    It has been a little more than one month since Tom Brady and the NFLPA filed their petition for rehearing en banc with the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Most Deflategate observers, including yours truly, expected the Second Circuit to…
  • Jun 26

    Does J.R. Smith Have A "Right-of-Publicity" In His Tattooed Upper Body? He Might Under Ohio Law

    Does J.R. Smith Have A "Right-of-Publicity" In His Tattooed Upper Body? He Might Under Ohio Law
    One of the most ingenuous marketing ideas to emerge in the aftermath of the Cleveland Cavaliers' stunning come-from-behind NBA Championship victory is a T-Shirt replicating J.R. Smith's tattooed upper body. The controversial (and now…
  • Jun 24

    A Sure Bet? The Legal Status of Daily Fantasy Sport

    A Sure Bet? The Legal Status of Daily Fantasy Sport
    This past year, many law schools throughout the country held sports law symposiums on the legal status of "daily fantasy sports."  While most of these panels were unfortunately not transcribed, the Pace Intellectual Property, Sports…
Rank this Week: 736

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/
  • Jun 27

    "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility

    "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in: Journal of Law and Crime Sciences (2016)): "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility" HELENA MORÃO,…
  • Jun 27

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Psychopath in You, The Guardian In The Popular Press: What Would You Do If You Could Enhance Your Brain?, Time Magazine Scientists Have Invented a Mind-Reading Machine. It Doesn’t Work All…
  • Jun 27

    A Note on Eric Lander and Genome Data

    A Note on Eric Lander and Genome Data
    Joshua Stein is a guest blogger at Neuroethics and Law; he is a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Calgary, with a background in bioethics and philosophy of science. I checked twitter in the middle of the night,...
Rank this Week: 365

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Redemption of a lazy cliche?

    Redemption of a lazy cliche?
    When Americans talk about the U.K., or for that matter about the U.S., there is generally no lazier, tireder, more meretricious cliche than the Churchill Invocation, in which it's always 1938 and always about Munich.  Of course, whereas…
  • Jun 27

    Small Brexit follow-up

    Small Brexit follow-up
    I was a bit soft-spoken about Brexit in my prior post ("I'm inclined to think that Brexit will predominantly have bad effects") as I didn't want to rant or screech, especially in a very preliminary response before getting a chance to read…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit and tax policy

    Brexit and tax policy
    I'm inclined to think that Brexit will predominantly have bad effects, on both sides of the English Channel and on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.  But it all depends on what people do next.  Although it's a strategic trade-off, I…
Rank this Week: 4818

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: 2452

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
Rank this Week: 1169

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/
  • Jun 27

    People v. Becerra (Cal. Supreme Ct. - June 27, 2016)

    People v. Becerra (Cal. Supreme Ct. - June 27, 2016)
    Defendant is representing himself (with the court's permission) for a while, but then the trial court relieves him and appoints counsel, finding that the defendant has been dilatory.  The defendant then tells the court:"I haven't done…
  • Jun 27

    U.S. v. State of Washington (9th Cir. - June 27, 2016)

    U.S. v. State of Washington (9th Cir. - June 27, 2016)
    It's hard to argue with Judge Fletcher's opinion in this case.  It's an exhaustive opinion, topping out at 59 single-spaced pages.  It's exceptionally well reasoned.  And it's unanimous.You could perhaps raise some issues about…
  • Jun 23

    People v. Sanchez (Cal. Supreme Court - June 23, 2016)

    People v. Sanchez (Cal. Supreme Court - June 23, 2016)
    Justice Liu writes a concurrence that, as usual, raises a variety of fascinating doctrinal points.  It's definitely worth a read.The facts of the California Supreme Court's opinion are also worth review, but for an entirely distinct…
Rank this Week: 224

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/
  • Jun 27

    LSAC Data and Predicting Number of Applicants for Fall 2015, Part 28

    LSAC Data and Predicting Number of Applicants for Fall 2015, Part 28
    The LSAC is reporting that "As of 06/17/16, there are 341,049 applications submitted by 53,843 applicants for the 2016–2017 academic year. Applicants are up 1.4% and applications are up 1.9% from 2015–2016. Last year at this time, we…
  • Jun 27

    Boston College Law School Hiring Announcement

    Boston College Law School Hiring Announcement
    BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL expects to make three faculty appointments this year in several fields, with a focus on candidates with 0-10 years’ experience in the academy. Applicants must possess a J.D. or equivalent degree and outstanding…
  • Jun 27

    Court Rightly Embraced a 'Living' Constitution in Death Penalty Case

    Court Rightly Embraced a 'Living' Constitution in Death Penalty Case
    That is the headline of my oped in today's National Law Journal, discussing the Court's approach to judicial bias. Here is the gist: How should we interpret our Constitution? Is it a living document, to be read in the context...
Rank this Week: 123

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jun 27

    Veep, S5E10

    Veep, S5E10
    Sunday's season finale played out the constitutional election/selection/succession contingencies to the last, producing what, in reality, would be a genuine constitutional and political crisis. And it leaves the show in the position of a…
  • Jun 27

    Posner is Much More Right Than Wrong

    Posner is Much More Right Than Wrong
    Three passages from the new Slate Breakfast Table are getting a lot of play today among law professors. I no longer read Slate if I can help it, but this was a fun conversation. The first is from Richard Posner, complaining about a widening…
  • Jun 26

    Dan Markel Memorial Lecture July 23 in DC

    Dan Markel Memorial Lecture July 23 in DC
    Friends, If you are in Washington DC in July please make a note in your calendars. Matthew Price will give a d'var Torah on Shabbat morning, titled “Reflections on Friendship,” in memory of Dan Markel, z”l, on the occasion of his…
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Jun 27

    Brexit, Competition, and Economic Welfare

    Brexit, Competition, and Economic Welfare
    A key issue raised by the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU) – popularly referred to as Brexit – is its implications for competition and economic welfare.  The competition issue is rather…
  • Jun 21

    Robust Patent and Copyright Systems Promote a Strong U.S. Economy – and Are Consistent with Originalist Understandings of the Constitution

    Robust Patent and Copyright Systems Promote a Strong U.S. Economy – and Are Consistent with Originalist Understandings of the Constitution
    In a Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum released today, I explore both the “constitutionalist” as well as utilitarian, economic-welfare-oriented justifications for robust U.S. patent and copyright systems.  The Memorandum…
  • Jun 21

    Welcome guest blogger David Olson

    Welcome guest blogger David Olson
    I’m delighted to announce that David Olson will be guest blogging at Truth on the Market this summer. David is an Associate Professor at Boston College Law School. He teaches antitrust, patents, and intellectual property law.…
Rank this Week: 277

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jun 27

    Brexit

    Brexit
    The consequences of last week's referendum, in which the United Kingdom voted in favor of leaving the European Union, will be a leading source of concern for the European aviation market for the foreseeable future. IATA already has a brief...
  • Jun 24

    Brazil Moves to Allow Greater Foreign Ownership of Airline

    Brazil Moves to Allow Greater Foreign Ownership of Airline
    An astute commentator to yesterday's post pointed out that, like India, Brazil has also taken major steps this week toward removing barriers to foreign investment in airlines. A bill that would permit 100% ownership by foreign investors,…
  • Jun 23

    India Allows Full FDI

    India Allows Full FDI
    Earlier this week, India announced that it will allow businesses in a number of sectors, including airlines, to be 100 percent foreign-owned, with the caveat that foreign carriers will still not be permitted to own more than 49% of an...
Rank this Week: 456

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: 193

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/
Rank this Week: 356

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1870

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jun 27

    FCC Launches New Comment & Filing System: ECFS Expre

    FCC Launches New Comment & Filing System: ECFS Expre
    The FCC is launching a new comment and filing system. Examine it here. It allows full-text searching, searching by proceeding, name of filer, attorney or author, law firm, date (received, posted, comment or reply date), location, comment…
  • Jun 24

    Senate SubCommittee Report Reveals Some Cable and Satellite Companies Have Overcharged Customer

    Senate SubCommittee Report Reveals Some Cable and Satellite Companies Have Overcharged Customer
    The Subcommittee on Investigations of the United States Senate Permanment Subcomittee on Investigations Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has issued a report on the activities of some cable and satellite companies…
  • Jun 23

    Ciani On IP Rights and the Growing Interest In Legal Protection For Culinary Creation

    Ciani On IP Rights and the Growing Interest In Legal Protection For Culinary Creation
    Jacopo Ciani, University of Milan, Faculty of Law, Private Law and History of Law Department, has published Intellectual Property Rights and the Growing Interest in Legal Protection for Culinary Creations in World Food Trends and the Future…
Rank this Week: 256

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/
  • Jun 27

    A Text Message Is a Writing, Too (Albeit with More Emojis)

    A Text Message Is a Writing, Too (Albeit with More Emojis)
    As technology continues to evolve, so does the law, and a recent case out of Massachusetts, St. John's Holdings, LLC v. Two Electronics, LLC, MISC 16-000090, proves it. Addressing what the court termed a "novel" question in the…
  • Jun 23

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts & Commercial Law Downloads (June 23, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts & Commercial Law Downloads (June 23, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 581 What We Buy When We 'Buy Now' Aaron Perzanowski and Chris Jay Hoofnagle Case Western Reserve University School of Law and University of…
  • Jun 23

    A Modern-day “Hamer v. Sidway-”like Case with an International Twist

    A Modern-day “Hamer v. Sidway-”like Case with an International Twist
    Looking for an interesting new case on the statute of frauds, breach of contract, promissory estoppel, and constructive trust by a son against his father? Here’s one for you: It is California. The year is 1994. Father Sardul allegedly…
Rank this Week: 577

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 27

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jun 27

    Trump’s Rhetoric, Proposed Policies, and the Rule of Law

    Trump’s Rhetoric, Proposed Policies, and the Rule of Law
    For some, presumptive Republican nominee for president Donald J. Trump’s biggest appeal is his blustery persona and his take-no-prisoners attitude in his quest to “Make America Great Again.” For example, he started his…
  • Jun 23

    How to Interpret Away the Home Rule Provision (in 4 Easy Steps)

    How to Interpret Away the Home Rule Provision (in 4 Easy Steps)
    Today the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Black v. City of Milwaukee, 2016 WI 47, holding that a state law (Wis. Stat. 66.0502) that prohibits cities and other municipalities from imposing residency requirements on…
  • Jun 23

    Waukesha Diversion Approved; Focus Shifts to Potential Legal Challenge

    Waukesha Diversion Approved; Focus Shifts to Potential Legal Challenge
    This week the City of Waukesha celebrates the success of an impressive technical effort 13 years in the making.  After inserting some final conditions, the Great Lakes Compact Council unanimously approved Waukesha’s application to…
Rank this Week: 1000

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/
  • Jun 27

    Siegfried and Roy Movie Headed For the Big Screen

    Siegfried and Roy Movie Headed For the Big Screen
    The German studio UFA Fiction and producer Nico Hofmann are bringing a biopic of magicians Siegfried and Roy to the screen. Philipp Stolzl will direct. More here from The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Jun 11

    It's Witchcraft...For Sale!

    It's Witchcraft...For Sale!
    The Guardian visits Enchantments, New York's long-establsihed witchcraft store, and delves into the source of its success. Owner Stacy Rapp says part of the shop's attraction is due to the balance between "male and female energies."…
  • Jun 10

    Abandoning Secular Law For Magic In the California Rape Case

    Abandoning Secular Law For Magic In the California Rape Case
    If the recall petition doesn't work, and the defendant's own appeal doesn't succeed (that is, if the justice system has run its course on this issue), maybe it's time to try another approach. At least, that's what Melanie Elizabeth Hexen...
Rank this Week: 1288

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jun 27

    United States Supreme Court Reaffirms Abortion Access in Whole Woman's Health

    United States Supreme Court Reaffirms Abortion Access in Whole Woman's Health
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court's opinion in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstdet (previously Cole), declares unconstitutional both the admitting privileges and…
  • Jun 23

    Court Deadlocks on President's Immigration Plan

    Court Deadlocks on President's Immigration Plan
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today deadlocked 4-4 in the case challenging President Obama's deferred action plan for certain unauthorized immigrants, or DAPA. The Court's ruling in United States v. Texas…
  • Jun 23

    United States Supreme Court in Fisher II: UT Affirmative Action Plan Constitutional

    United States Supreme Court in Fisher II: UT Affirmative Action Plan Constitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law On Fisher's second trip to the Court, the United States Supreme Court has found that the affirmative action plan of the University of Texas did not violate the...
Rank this Week: 287

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/
  • Jun 27

    SCOTUS Strikes Down Abortion Restriction

    SCOTUS Strikes Down Abortion Restriction
    The decision in Whole Woman's Health is here. Decision by Breyer for 5 justice majority -Kennedy, Kagan, Ginsburg, and Sotomayor. Striking down requirements of admitting procedures and hospital surgical centers.<img…
  • Jun 27

    SCOTUS Upholds Firearms Ban for Prior Misdemeanors of Domestic Violence

    SCOTUS Upholds Firearms Ban for Prior Misdemeanors of Domestic Violence
    The Voisine v. U.S. decision is here. By Kagan. Dissent by Thomas & Sotomayor (that's right) on legal standards of intentional conduct.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GenderAndTheLawBlog/~4/P6BvWoTMAqM"…
  • Jun 22

    Is the Uber-Like Chariot for Women Illegal?

    Is the Uber-Like Chariot for Women Illegal?
    Andrew Gray, Comment, Club Chariot for Women: No Boys Allowed, Stanford Law & Policy Rev. (forthcoming) On April 19th, an app named Chariot for Women (Chariot) launched around the United States. The app is strikingly similar to…
Rank this Week: 1494

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of North Carolina:  State of North Carolina v. Bishop, 2016 WL 3221098 (2016).  As the opinion explains, on 9 February 2012, defendant Robert Bishop was arrested and charged with…
  • Jun 24

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook
    This post examines an opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts:  Commonwealth v. Bermudez, 2016 WL 1618213 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatThe defendant, Jonathan Bermudez, appeals  from his convictions…
  • Jun 22

    The Lawyer, Sexually Oriented Texts and Misconduct

    The Lawyer, Sexually Oriented Texts and Misconduct
    This post examines an opinion from the Ohio Supreme Court:  Disciplinary Counsel v. Bartels, 2016 WL 3344953 (2016).  The title of the case differs from the usual “Brown v. Smith” (civil case) or “State v.…
Rank this Week: 228

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/
  • Jun 27

    Losing a Tax Deduction When Finances Go Bad

    Losing a Tax Deduction When Finances Go Bad
    When taxpayers decided to purchase rental real estate, one of the factors that affects selection of property and the amount to offer for purchase is the anticipated deductions arising from interest payments on loans secured by mortgages on…
  • Jun 24

    How Unsweet a Tax

    How Unsweet a Tax
    So Philadelphia now has a so-called “soda tax, though legal challenges could postpone or eradicate the enactment. And, as I pointed out in Bait-and-Switch “Sugary Beverage Tax” Tactics, the tax applies to products other…
  • Jun 22

    Wheeling and Dealing the Wheel Tax

    Wheeling and Dealing the Wheel Tax
    As the nation’s infrastructure, particularly roads, bridges, and tunnels, continues to deteriorate thanks to tax hate, states and localities are trying all sorts of approaches to finding revenue to fulfill their obligations to protect…
Rank this Week: 1371

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jun 26

    What will Brexit Mean for Britain’s Foreign Trade Relations?

    What will Brexit Mean for Britain’s Foreign Trade Relations?
    As I write this, we are probably just now beginning to absorb the reality that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Along with this realization come a number of questions. There are no answers in this piece – only questions.…
  • Jun 24

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation
    The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo will host a two day conference on international trade and investment disputes. The conference will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 25-26 at the Faculty of Law,…
  • Jun 22

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children
    It is my great honor to note today’s release for public comment of the draft Policy on Children of the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor. Since my December 2012 appointment as Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s…
Rank this Week: 68

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jun 26

    Detention, Heavy Fines, and Alleged Torture for Artistic Expression in the Islamic Republic of Iran

    Detention, Heavy Fines, and Alleged Torture for Artistic Expression in the Islamic Republic of Iran
    UN human rights experts on cultural rights and on freedom of expression have expressed concern at the imprisonment and imposition of heavy fines against three artists in the Islamic Republic of Iran earlier this month and have called for…
  • Jun 25

    Brexit

    Brexit
    Following the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the United Nations looks forward to continuing to work with both “important partners.” “The…
  • Jun 25

    UN Security Council Condems North Korea's Launch of Ballistic Missle

    UN Security Council Condems North Korea's Launch of Ballistic Missle
    The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the ballistic missile launches conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 21 June, noting that these repeated acts are in grave violation of obligations under…
Rank this Week: 1045

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/
  • Jun 25

    Famous Bench Slaps -- The 15th Anniversary of Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corp.

    Famous Bench Slaps -- The 15th Anniversary of Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corp.
    Tomorrow marks the 15th anniversary of the district court bench slap to counsel in Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corporation, 147 F. Supp. 2d 668 (S.D. Tex. 2001). Here's an excerpt from that scathing decision: Before proceeding further, the Court…
  • Jun 23

    Save the Date: 2017 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference in Washington D.C.

    Save the Date: 2017 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference in Washington D.C.
    The next Applied Legal Storytelling Conference will be held at American University Washington College of Law from July 11-13, 2017. Hat tip to LWI President Linda Berger. (mew)
  • Jun 21

    New Product for Drafting Prof

    New Product for Drafting Prof
    After a very successful conference at Emory's Center for Transactional Law & Skills (thanks, Sue Payne and Committee!), it seems everyone has contract drafting on the brain. Here's an interesting new product that may have some potential…
Rank this Week: 1230

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 25

    Judge Richard Posner speaks ill of the dead and social media disapprove

    Judge Richard Posner speaks ill of the dead and social media disapprove
    Posner v. Scalia – The Final Round “I regard the posthumous encomia for Scalia as absurd” https://t.co/SIJlR3yYO3 — Josh Blackman (@JoshMBlackman) June 25, 2016 Wasn't even most offensive thing he... [[ This is a…
  • Jun 24

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting
    Peter Clapman (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) and Robert Koppes (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) have an interesting op-ed in today's WSJ. It starts as a victory lap for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jun 24

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later
    Interesting WLF paper on the impact of Omnicare on securities fraud class action. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • Jun 25

    To All My Friends In Europe

    To All My Friends In Europe
    including in the UK,
  • Jun 24

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?
    Donald Trump & Boris Johnson sure look a lot alike
  • Jun 23

    #Brexit

    #Brexit
    via Twitter: I would classify this as a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/ZoqD4axYM9 — Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) June 24, 2016
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Jun 25

    A Modest Proposal (for more coordination)

    A Modest Proposal (for more coordination)
    I recently attended the Emory Transactional Law conference (which was excellent, as always).  The conference is held every two years; this was their fifth.  Earlier in the spring semester, while I was putting together my talk (on…
  • Jun 24

    “Distance Learning”

    “Distance Learning”
    by Steve Friedland, Elon University Sometimes I wonder why we call mobile, on-line education “distance learning.” I understand that on-line education occurs at a distance, but even in regular bricks-and-mortar classes,…
  • Jun 20

    Cultivating Ethical Decision-Making and Practical Judgment

    Cultivating Ethical Decision-Making and Practical Judgment
    Geoffrey Hazard, chief architect of the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility, cautioned that the Model Rules should be understood as “a code of legal standards, not ethics.” Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., Rule of Ethics: The…
Rank this Week: 4726

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Motif Batik Pekalongan Terang Bulan

    Motif Batik Pekalongan Terang Bulan
    Batik Jelas Bln. Pekalonganditindb 18 April 2016 Batik Jelas Bln. Pekalongan2016-04-18T14 : 58 : 17+00 : 00 Program, Pelajari serta Dokumentasi No CommentMotif Batik PekalonganKain batik oleh macam hias Jelas Bln. berasal besutan Pekalongan…
  • Jun 25

    Model Hijab Modern Untuk Ibu Hamil

    Model Hijab Modern Untuk Ibu Hamil
     Type Hijab Moderen kepada Ibu Hamil adalah keperluan spesial untuk teman dekat hijaber yang tengah berbunga-bunga menunggu hadirnya sang buah hati. Tak dimungkiri beberapa besar teman dekat hijaber yang kebetulan tengah masuk umur…
  • Jun 24

    Cara Mengecilkan Paha dan Betis praktis dan sangat mudah

    Cara Mengecilkan Paha dan Betis praktis dan sangat mudah
    Saya meyakini banyak yang mendambakan paha serta betis nampak ideal, mengingat kepada seseorang perempuan. Mengingat paha serta betis yang sangat besar dapat menjadikan badan terlihat belum ramping serta malah nampak unggul pendek besutan…
Rank this Week: 4408

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: 809

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/
  • Jun 24

    Winston Churchill on European Integration

    Winston Churchill on European Integration
    The following is the final paragraph of a speech by Churchill at Zurich University on September 19, 1946:“I must now sum up the propositions which are before you. Our constant aim must be to build…
  • Jun 24

    Winston Churchill on European Integration

    Winston Churchill on European Integration
    The following is the final paragraph of a speech by Churchill at Zurich University on September 19, 1946:“I must now sum up the propositions which are before you. Our constant aim must be to build and fortify the strength of [the United…
  • Jun 22

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace
    From a blog post by Vinay Lal with his characteristically thoughtful and informed reflections upon visiting the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, India:“He may be the ‘Father of the Nation,’ but it is more than his reputation, lately…
Rank this Week: 2641

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/
  • Jun 24

    Winston S. Churchill on European Integration

    Winston S. Churchill on European Integration
    The following is the final paragraph of a speech by Churchill at Zurich University on September 19, 1946: “I must now sum up the propositions which are before you. Our constant aim must be to build and fortify the strength of [the…
  • Jun 24

    Breath Tests, Blood Tests, and the Fourth Amendment

    Breath Tests, Blood Tests, and the Fourth Amendment
    Lost in the Supreme Court shuffle yesterday was the Court’s drunk driving decision (Birchfield v. South Dakota) on breath and blood tests and the Fourth Amendment. The Court ruled that breath tests whether at the scene or at the station…
  • Jun 22

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace
    From a blog post by Vinay Lal with his characteristically thoughtful and informed reflections upon visiting the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, India: “He may be the ‘Father of the Nation,’ but it is more than his reputation,…
Rank this Week: 1423

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/
  • Jun 24

    Brexit Aftermath

    Brexit Aftermath
    After gifting us with July 1st and the Americans with July 4th, the British can now boast of June 23rd as their independence day! Already the pound is taking a pounding and PM David Cameron has already resigned! The Remain...
  • Jun 24

    SCC: Swab Away!

    SCC: Swab Away!
    Last year, I mentioned the case of R v Saeed, which was released yesterday. The SCC has now sanctioned penile swabs.
  • Jun 23

    Disney Adoption Court Day

    Disney Adoption Court Day
    A five year old kid is finally getting her adoption hearing so she can spend the rest of her life with her loving adoptive parents. So what could make such a hearing even more special? If all the court-staff, judge...
Rank this Week: 1149

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jun 24

    Lloyd Doggett Nails the GOP Corporate Tax "Reform" Proposal

    Lloyd Doggett Nails the GOP Corporate Tax &quot;Reform&quot; Proposal
    Congressional Republicans have just released their "new" corporate tax proposal. As usual for the GOP, the proposal again calls for steep cuts in the corporate tax rate. Lloyd Doggett, the Texas Democrat and member of the House Ways…
  • May 10

    Religion and Tax--not an easy issue

    Religion and Tax--not an easy issue
    The Atlantic magazine has an article in the May 3 2016 issue asking "Should Courts Get to Define Religion?" The article deals with a Catholic shrine in Attleboro Massachusetts, Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette, that covers almost 200…
  • Apr 29

    IRS Scrutiny of 501(c)(3)

    IRS Scrutiny of 501(c)(3)
    As most everybody is aware by now, the IRS has been under considerable strain for a number of years from budget and staff reductions that have left it underfunded, understaffed, and under pressure. This is part of the right's effort...
Rank this Week: 1374

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Jun 23

    For Purpose Law Group: Origins of Ban on Political Electioneering for 501(c)(3) Organization

    For Purpose Law Group: Origins of Ban on Political Electioneering for 501(c)(3) Organization
    With the election season coming up (errr, well underway), the ban on 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations supporting or opposing a candidate for political office will no doubt be cited, critiqued, and misunderstood by countless pundits and…
  • Jun 20

    State Attorneys General Urge Caution When Donating in Response to Orlando Massacre

    State Attorneys General Urge Caution When Donating in Response to Orlando Massacre
    Anticipating an uptick in charitable giving, some state Attorneys General (e.g., Indiana and Ohio) urge caution before donating to charity, and supply the following tips: Evaluate charities using information from AG offices, IRS filings, and…
  • Jun 17

    IRS Releases Searchable Form 990 Data

    IRS Releases Searchable Form 990 Data
    The IRS has released over one million Form 990 series returns spanning a six year time period in machine-readable format, using Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the host site for this data. From the AWS website: Machine-readable data from…
Rank this Week: 987

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/
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
  • Jun 14

    Will they ever learn?

    Will they ever learn?
    That was the question a friend asked. Apparently, someone decided Microsoft's proposed acquisition of LinkedIn was just too good to miss and purchased a boatload of call options just before the deal was announced. How much is a…
Rank this Week: 293

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: 1167

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/
  • Jun 22

    Judge Pro on Federal Magistrate Judge

    Judge Pro on Federal Magistrate Judge
    Judge Philip M. Pro (United States District Court for the District of Nevada) has posted on SSRN his article United States Magistrate Judges: Present but Unaccounted For, forthcoming in the Nevada Law Journal. Abstract: The relationship…
  • Jun 21

    Jacobs on Transient Jurisdiction: If Corporations Are People, Why Can't They Play Tag?

    Jacobs on Transient Jurisdiction: If Corporations Are People, Why Can't They Play Tag?
    Cody Jacobs (Freedman Fellow, Temple University Beasley School of Law) has published in New Mexico Law Review his article, If Corporations Are People, Why Can't They Play Tag? Abstract: The Supreme Court’s decision in Burnham v. Superior…
  • Jun 21

    Clermont on the Last-in-Time Judgment Rule

    Clermont on the Last-in-Time Judgment Rule
    Professor Kevin M. Clermont (Cornell) has posted to SSRN his article, Limiting the Last-in-Time Judgment Rule. Abstract: A troublesome problem arises when there are two binding but inconsistent judgments: Say the plaintiff loses on a claim…
Rank this Week: 285

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/
  • Jun 22

    Federal District Court: Federal Government May Not Regulate Fracking on Federal Land

    Federal District Court: Federal Government May Not Regulate Fracking on Federal Land
    In a merits opinion issued on June 21, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming (Judge Skavdahl) held that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management--the agency tasked with protecting and preserving federal lands for multiple uses…
  • May 31

    The Clean Water Act in the Crosshair

    The Clean Water Act in the Crosshair
    Today, the United States Supreme Court released its opinion in US Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, Co. The key question in Hawkes was whether a Clean Water Act jurisdictional determination--that is, a determination about whether an area…
  • May 2

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado
    Following a general trend toward state preemption of local control over oil and gas development, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two opinions today finding that Colorado law preempts local hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) bans and…
Rank this Week: 1074

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/
  • Jun 21

    Part 2: Dissents--The (very early) DiFiore Court [with graphs!]

    Part 2: Dissents--The (very early) DiFiore Court [with graphs!]
    The Court of Appeals has a back and forth recent history on dissents. Chief Judge Judith Kaye said she was not a big fan. Her successor, Jonathan Lippman welcomed them. Kaye sought to avoid fractured decisions and unpleasant divisions by…
  • Jun 20

    The (very early) DiFiore Court--Part 1: Voting Patterns [with graphs!]

    The (very early) DiFiore Court--Part 1: Voting Patterns [with graphs!]
    Janet DiFiore assumed the center seat of New York's highest court this past February. Since that time, she has presided over 4 monthly sessions of appeals, and the Court has already rendered decisions for 3 of those dockets. In replacing…
  • May 21

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)
    As discussed in Part 1, the Catholic Diocese of Albany, together with other religious organizations, has filed suit challenging a New York State regulation that mandates abortion coverage in employee health insurance policies. These…
Rank this Week: 4530

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Jun 21

    [Not] Supporting Arizona

    [Not] Supporting Arizona
    [by Rick Bales] As the headline in the post immediately below points out, 3/4 of U.S. law deans supported University of Arizona Law's bid to use the GRE as an alternative to the LSAT. That does not imply support for...
  • May 5

    3/4 of Law Deans Sign Letter to LSAC Supporting U of Arizona

    3/4 of Law Deans Sign Letter to LSAC Supporting U of Arizona
    National Law Journal story here. It is not very common for that many deans to agree on pretty much anything.
  • May 2

    Should LSAC and the ABA Demand Fealty to the LSAT (or any other test)?

    Should LSAC and the ABA Demand Fealty to the LSAT (or any other test)?
    As reported by the National Law Journal, the Law School Admissions Council is contemplating expelling the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law from LSAC membership. This is in response to Arizona's decision to offer applicants the…
Rank this Week: 2062

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 3287

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Jun 20

    Santa Cruz Biotech fine too little, too late

    Santa Cruz Biotech fine too little, too late
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently levied the largest fine in the history of the…
  • May 20

    Will new tiger protections go far enough?

    Will new tiger protections go far enough?
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School [This piece originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.] With more tigers in American backyards, basements and bathrooms than the wild, it’s…
  • May 11

    Burning Ivory to Spread the Message – Hard Hitting New Videos Released

    Burning Ivory to Spread the Message – Hard Hitting New Videos Released
    Joyce Tischler, founder and general counsel, Animal Legal Defense Fund African elephants are running out of time. Homo sapiens, a species that by most accounts is overpopulating the planet, is brutally killing elephants at the rate of 96 per…
Rank this Week: 1844