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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/
  • Jul 25

    Check out the July issue of Trusts & Estates Magazine

    Check out the July issue of Trusts & Estates Magazine
    The July issue of Trusts & Estates has several articles that are useful for our classes. The 4 articles: Planning Ahead of Diminished Capacity by our own elder law guru Professor Larry Frolik & Bernie Krooks, How Neurologic Conditions…
  • Jul 25

    Consumer Protection and Older Adults: Key Sessions at Consumer Rights Litigation Conf.

    Consumer Protection and Older Adults: Key Sessions at Consumer Rights Litigation Conf.
    The Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, put on by the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), is set for November 6-9 in Tampa Florida. This is the preeminent program for consumer rights advocates and there are several sessions with a special…
  • Jul 24

    GAO Report-Education for Children in Nursing Home

    GAO Report-Education for Children in Nursing Home
    The GAO released a report on July 16, 2014, Additional Federal Actions Could Help Address Unique Challenges of Educating Children in Nursing Homes. Here are some excerpts from the GAO summary of the report Children in nursing homes represent…
Rank this Week: 538

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 25

    19th Century Contract Formalism From a Unanimous 21st Century Supreme Court

    19th Century Contract Formalism From a Unanimous 21st Century Supreme Court
    by Michael DorfNext week, I'll once again be speaking at the annual Practicing Law Institute Supreme Court Review session (in-person in NYC, group-cast in Atlanta and Cleveland, and also available via webcast). I'll be participating in…
  • Jul 24

    Veganism, Year Six: The Familiar and the Unfamiliar

    Veganism, Year Six: The Familiar and the Unfamiliar
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananOn July 24, 2008, I posted "Meat, Dairy, Psychology, Law, Economics," here on Dorf on Law, in which I described how I had decided to become an ethical vegan, after several years of having been a vegetarian. …
  • Jul 23

    Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 10: When Is There Complicity?

    Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 10: When Is There Complicity?
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss and analyze an underdeveloped dimension of the Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.  The Court held in Hobby Lobby that the Religious Freedom Restoration…
Rank this Week: 331

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 25

    Famous Paintings You Can't Get on Loan

    Famous Paintings You Can't Get on Loan
    The Guardian has a fascinating article about the few artistic masterpieces that are considered either too fragile or too precious to loan to other museums: Girl with a Pearl Earring thus joins the select band of art treasures that never...
  • Jul 25

    Mumme on Labor as a Commodity

    Mumme on Labor as a Commodity
    Claire Mumme (Windsor) has posted Property in Labour and the Limits of Contract (Book Chapter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: As has long been recognized, the contract of employment depends on the commodification of labour power.…
  • Jul 24

    How Much is a Sand Dune Easement Worth?

    How Much is a Sand Dune Easement Worth?
    The property owners thought a few hundred thousand dollars. A jury awarded them $300: A jury has awarded a Harvey Cedars couple just $300 as compensation for the borough's taking of land needed to build a sand dune and berm...
Rank this Week: 327

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 25

    Generation Flux & the T-Shaped Professional

    Generation Flux & the T-Shaped Professional
    Gartner recently downgraded their forecast for IT spend in 2014, and it caught my eye. According to Mr Lovelock, one of the reasons for this lowering of projection is how quickly we are moving to what he called, “The Third Age of…
  • Jul 25

    The Friday Fillip: Chickens in the Air

    The Friday Fillip: Chickens in the Air
    Around my house we sometimes ask “Do chickens anticipate?”. This is a roundabout way of saying “No way,” of course. It’s one of a number of chicken questions that aim at the same thing, another being “Do…
  • Jul 24

    European Court of Human Rights Factsheet

    European Court of Human Rights Factsheet
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg decides thousands of cases every year on an unimaginably vast range of topics. And it has often heard cases on controversial subjects years before Canadian courts have…
Rank this Week: 70

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 25

    7th Circuit Opinion on Wedding Officiant

    7th Circuit Opinion on Wedding Officiant
    A recent 7th Circuit decision held that certified secular humanist celebrants must be allowed to solemnize marriages in Indiana. Download the Opinion here. MR Hat Tip: GW
  • Jul 24

    No Divorce

    No Divorce
    The new queen of Spain cannot divorce her husband. Read more here. MR
  • Jul 23

    Pre-Engagement Ring Hand Procedure

    Pre-Engagement Ring Hand Procedure
    From the New York Times: It was the stuff of Marie Valencis’ dreams: a 3.9-carat, princess-cut, platinum engagement ring with a diamond band — which her fiancé picked out by himself. But after the initial elation wore off, a seemingly...
Rank this Week: 313

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 25

    Upcoming LEC Workshops for Law Professor

    Upcoming LEC Workshops for Law Professor
    I posted last February about my experience at the George Mason Law & Economic Center Workshop on Risk, Injury, Liability & Insurance. In a word: fantastic. If any of the upcoming LEC Workshop topics strike your fancy, my advice is...
  • Jul 24

    Erica Goldberg on Emotional Dutie

    Erica Goldberg on Emotional Dutie
    Erica Goldberg (Climenko Fellow - HLS) has posted "Emotional Duties" to SSRN. The abstract provides: The distinction between physical and emotional harm is fundamental. Legal disciplines from torts to constitutional law rely on the…
  • Jul 23

    Drunk Man May Sue Friends For Fall From Cliff

    Drunk Man May Sue Friends For Fall From Cliff
    Here's a good one for your class on negligence: A California appellate court has held that a man who fell off a cliff while drunk can sue the friends who brought him to the cliff to watch the sunrise after...
Rank this Week: 380

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Jul 25

    Implementation of Lenehan v. US and a Tribute to Jessica Lenehan

    Implementation of Lenehan v. US and a Tribute to Jessica Lenehan
    By Carrie Bettinger-Lopez In May 2014, Colorado Senator Irene Aguilar presented a Tribute to Jessica Lenahan (formerly Gonzales), a domestic violence survivor from Colorado whose three children were killed in 1999 after police failed to…
  • Jul 24

    Local Officials Seek Human Rights Guidance from the State Department

    Local Officials Seek Human Rights Guidance from the State Department
    On July 22, a group of mayors and local human rights officials -- including the Mayors of Salt Lake City, Utah; Austin, Texas; and Memphis, Tennessee -- sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski, seeking guidance from...
  • Jul 23

    Mass Incarceration in America

    Mass Incarceration in America
    By David Singleton Consider for a moment the explosion in Ohio’s prison population over the past thirty years. In 1929, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, Ohio’s prison population was 8,804. In 1955, when Dr. King led…
Rank this Week: 3082

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/
  • Jul 25

    CFP: Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law

    CFP: Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law
    Cribbing from an email I received: ***** The Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law (JISPIL) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its December 2014 edition. JISPIL is a peer reviewed electronic journal (available at:…
  • Jul 24

    New Hampshire Law Seeks a Director of its Criminal Practice Clinic

    New Hampshire Law Seeks a Director of its Criminal Practice Clinic
    The University of New Hampshire Law School seeks to fill the position of Director of its well-established and successful Criminal Practice Clinic. The prior Director has departed to become a judge. The position announcement follows: The…
  • Jul 23

    Intergenerational Justice in the Law and Ethics of Human Right

    Intergenerational Justice in the Law and Ethics of Human Right
    I'm delighted to report that the current issue of Law and Ethics of Human Rights, has a symposium on inter generational justice. The papers look terrific. Here is the table of contents: David Heyd, Parfit on the Non-identity Problem, Again...
Rank this Week: 151

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/
  • Jul 24

    Manian on Abortion Restriction

    Manian on Abortion Restriction
    Maya Manian has uploaded on SSRN "The Consequences of Abortion Restrictions for Women's Healthcare," 75 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1317 (2014). The abstract reads: This Essay challenges the false assumption that abortion care can be…
  • Jul 24

    Interactive Map of Same-Sex Marriage

    Interactive Map of Same-Sex Marriage
    A detailed and useful map available here.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GenderAndTheLawBlog/~4/9svova6LTls" height="1" width="1"/>
  • Jul 24

    College Settles Campus Assault Lawsuit

    College Settles Campus Assault Lawsuit
    NYT, UConn to Pay $1.3M to End Suit on Rape Cases. The University of Connecticut will pay $1.28 million to settle a lawsuit filed by five students who charged that the university had treated their claims of sexual assault and...<img…
Rank this Week: 3632

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jul 24

    Conservatives Hone Anti-Abortion Messaging

    Conservatives Hone Anti-Abortion Messaging
    The New York Times: Conservatives Hone Script to Light a Fire Over Abortion, by Jeremy W. Peters: It was not on the public schedule for the Republican National Committee’s spring meeting at the stately Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis.…
  • Jul 23

    "Catholic Sistas" Explain Why They Don't Use Contraception

    "Catholic Sistas" Explain Why They Don't Use Contraception
    Salon: Women who don’t use birth control explain why not, slut-shame those who do, by Jenny Kutner: Hint: It's because they don't understand how birth control works In the aftermath of the Hobby Lobby ruling that will effectively allow…
  • Jul 23

    Eden Foods Implores Grocers Not To Boycott Its Products Over Its Contraception Objection

    Eden Foods Implores Grocers Not To Boycott Its Products Over Its Contraception Objection
    Forbes: Eden Foods To Grocers: Stick With Us Despite Birth Control 'Attack', by Claire O'Connor: In the weeks since Eden Foods first hit headlines in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, the natural foods company has…
Rank this Week: 208

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 24

    Nixon’s Uses, Abuses and Muses on the Supreme Court

    Nixon’s Uses, Abuses and Muses on the Supreme Court
    John Dean, former counsel to the president, describes former President Richard Nixon’s views of, and influence on, the U.S. Supreme Court. In the process, Dean reveals some tidbits of information about Nixon that he discusses in greater…
  • Jul 23

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Strikes Again, But Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Strikes Out

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Strikes Again, But Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Strikes Out
    Cardozo Law professor Marci Hamilton comments on a recent statement by the Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner that purportedly applies the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. to that state’s law.…
  • Jul 22

    What Counts as an Abortion, and Does It Matter?

    What Counts as an Abortion, and Does It Matter?
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., and the nature of the respondents’ claim that IUDs and morning-after pills are abortifacients.…
Rank this Week: 531

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: 485

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    The $4 billion Medical Data Breach Case That Lost It’s Way

    The $4 billion Medical Data Breach Case That Lost It’s Way
    Cross-posted from Bill of Health Sutter Health v. Superior Court, 2014 WL 3589699 (Cal. App. 2014), is a medical data breach class action case that raises questions beyond the specifics of the Californian Confidentiality of Medical…
  • Jul 24

    More on Halbig

    More on Halbig
    Over at Balkinization, Abbe Gluck, Neil Siegel, and Joey Fishkin have excellent posts on what's wrong with the Halbig majority. Abbe's is especially important given that the majority wrongly agreed with the complainants that the exchange is…
  • Jul 23

    Circuit Split in One Day: Tax Credits, Halbig and King (or, The Latest ACA Headache)

    Circuit Split in One Day: Tax Credits, Halbig and King (or, The Latest ACA Headache)
    This will be cross-posted for a more general audience at ACSblog later today. Though it contains more background than most healthlawprof readers will need, analysis comes after the jump. The D.C. Circuit held in Halbig v. Burwell that the…
Rank this Week: 466

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/
  • Jul 24

    Rest in Peace, Dan

    Rest in Peace, Dan
    Our dear friend Dan was to be laid to rest today. All of us here, and so many others elsewhere, send our love to him, and our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. As his family has noted, memorial donations may be made to the…
  • Jul 22

    Memorials for Dan Markel

    Memorials for Dan Markel
    So much outpouring of affection for our friend. 1) At Brooklyn Law School as we speak (it began around 5:30). It is on the 22d floor of Feil Hall, 205 State Street (building # 3 on this map). Sorry for the late notice; get there if you can.…
  • Jul 19

    We Have Lost Our Beloved Friend, Dan Markel

    We Have Lost Our Beloved Friend, Dan Markel
    We write this together, all of us, as a community. Our friend Dan Markel has been taken from us, suddenly and terribly. His law school, the Florida State University College of Law, will issue an announcement in due time. We do not have all…
Rank this Week: 4

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 250

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/
  • Jul 24

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Trouble With Brain Science, New York Times Opinion Pages In The Popular Press: Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw? National Public Radio Shots Blog Smarter than a…
  • Jul 18

    PTSD Treatment and Large Scale Propranolol Trial

    PTSD Treatment and Large Scale Propranolol Trial
    Emily Anthes discusses memory dampening here, including some helpful information about ongoing, large scale trials of propranolol to treat PTSD in those who already have it. Here's an excerpt (footnote omitted): Perhaps, researchers…
  • Jul 17

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The pill to banish painful memories—forget it!, Practical Ethics In The Popular Press: The Moral Hazards and Legal Conundrums of Our Robot-Filled Future, Wired The Trouble With Brain Science, New…
Rank this Week: 458

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Countering the Plaintiff's Anchor: Jury Simulations to Evaluate Damages Argument

    Countering the Plaintiff's Anchor: Jury Simulations to Evaluate Damages Argument
    John E. Campbell Bernard ChaoChristopher T. RobertsonDavid V. Yokum Countering the Plaintiff's Anchor: Jury Simulations to Evaluate Damages Arguments Abstract: Numerous studies have shown that anchoring can have a strong effect on…
  • Jul 23

    Juror Question

    Juror Question
    Long time readers of this blog know that I have am an advocate of allowing juror questions (for previous posts about juror questions go here and here). Well, it looks like the topic is once again in the news. The Boston Globe is…
  • Jul 21

    Looks Matter, Especially to Juror

    Looks Matter, Especially to Juror
    The Tampa Tribune has an interesting article highlighting the efforts by some defense attorneys to make their clients more presentable to jurors. As the article points out, attractive defendants are less likely to be convicted than…
Rank this Week: 1781

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/
  • Jul 24

    Plagiarism Story: New York Times, Front Page, Above the Fold

    Plagiarism Story: New York Times, Front Page, Above the Fold
    Legal writing professors often use prominent examples of plagiarism to warn their students about its dangers and how to avoid plagiarism. (Quick answer: cite whenever you use the words or ideas of others, keep good notes so you can do...
  • Jul 22

    New ALWD-LWI survey results are available

    New ALWD-LWI survey results are available
    The results of the 2014 ALWD-LWI survey are now available! The report can be found on both the LWI and ALWD websites. Previous surveys have provided us with information about other law schools and have been influential in helping to...
  • Jul 20

    Honoring Leaders in Legal Writing

    Honoring Leaders in Legal Writing
    The gala held during the Legal Writing Institute Conference in Boston celebrated various individuals who have worked in the legal writing for more than 30 years or who helped found the field. Here, for example, is the tribute slide to...
Rank this Week: 205

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/
  • Jul 24

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST
    The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) June 23 Workshop on Conditional Pricing Practices featured a broad airing of views on loyalty discounts and bundled pricing, popular vertical business practices that recently have caused much ink to…
  • Jul 18

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?
    U.S. antitrust law focuses primarily on private anticompetitive restraints, leaving the most serious impediments to a vibrant competitive process – government-initiated restraints – relatively free to flourish.  Thus the…
  • Jul 18

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet
    The International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) and TechFreedom filed two joint comments with the FCC today, explaining why the FCC has no sound legal basis for micromanaging the Internet and why “net neutrality”…
Rank this Week: 213

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause
    RonNell Andersen Jones, Brigham Young University School of Law, is publishing Press Definition and the Religion Analogy in the Harvard Law Review Forum. Here is the abstract. In a Harvard Law Review Forum response to Professor Sonja West's…
  • Jul 24

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland
    Heli Askola, Monash University Faculty of Law, is publishing `Taking the Bait? Lessons from a ‘Hate Speech' Prosecution, in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2014). Here is the abstract. This article uses one case study to explore…
  • Jul 23

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right
    Neville Cox, Trinity College (Dublin), has published Delfi AS v Estonia: The Liability of Secondary Internet Publishers for Violation of Reputational Rights Under the European Convention on Human Rights at 77 Modern Law Review 619 (2014).…
Rank this Week: 27

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
  • Jul 24

    What Happened on Remand: State v. Gardner

    What Happened on Remand: State v. Gardner
    Case Background Dayton Police Detective David House was patrolling in an unmarked cruiser in an area known for drug activity. He pulled up behind a pick-up truck bearing out-of-county license plates. Because drug dealers were known to…
  • Jul 23

    Yet Another Update on the Prade case: High Court Refuses to Hear Case Again

    Yet Another Update on the Prade case: High Court Refuses to Hear Case Again
    Short Summary In January of 2013, Douglas Prade was released from prison after a trial judge found him actually innocent of his ex-wife’s 1997 murder. On March 19, 2014, the Ninth District Court of Appeals unanimously reversed that…
  • Jul 22

    What Happened on Remand: State v. Darmond

    What Happened on Remand: State v. Darmond
    Case Background Demetius Darmond, along with his mother-in-law, Iris Oliver, was indicted on one count of drug trafficking and one count of drug possession. Darmond alone was also indicted on one count of possessing criminal tools and two…
Rank this Week: 3550

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/
  • Jul 24

    "Judge Refuses to Disqualify Tolkien Attorneys in ‘Lord of the Rings’ Dispute"

    &quot;Judge Refuses to Disqualify Tolkien Attorneys in ‘Lord of the Rings’ Dispute&quot;
    Story at Variety. I will try to post the ruling. The opening brief (i.e., the losing side) is below. It was an interesting motion, well worth reading if you keep up on DQ motions. Download Lord-Of-The-Rings-Case-WB-DQ-Motion-r2__140610204241
  • Jul 24

    Law and Literature

    Law and Literature
    For more than 15 years, Catharine Stimpson and I have taught a "Law and Literature" seminar at NYU Law School.It is a popular class (mainly because of Kate, a literature professor and former dean of the graduate school) with lively...
  • Jul 23

    Immunity for judge who had intimate relationship with complaining witness in felony matter

    Immunity for judge who had intimate relationship with complaining witness in felony matter
    New decision from Sixth Circuit in case where judge had an intimate relationship with the complaining witness in a felony matter. Judge Wade McCree, while serving as the presiding judge in a felony child - support case against Robert King,...
Rank this Week: 296

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3143

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 24

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?
    The manifold problems of conflict and displacement in Africa’s Great Lakes region[1] seem as complex as they do intractable. After all, with the exception of Tanzania, all the countries in the region have generated refugees and…
  • Jul 24

    Introducing Lucy Hovil

    Introducing Lucy Hovil
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Dr. Lucy Hovil as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Lucy is the Senior Researcher for at the International Refugee Rights Initiative where, for the past six years, she has been…
  • Jul 24

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)
    Over the past year, our contributors have had so many noteworthy accomplishments that we had to write two posts to fit them all (see Part 1 here). Congratulations to all! Rachel Anderson was promoted and is now a tenured full professor…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Jul 24

    A Pope and an Atheist Sit Down for a Chat

    A Pope and an Atheist Sit Down for a Chat
    Eugenio Scalfari, aged 90, is truly one of the grand old men of Italian politics and journalism. Trained as a lawyer, he has been active in Italian Socialist causes since World War II and edited and/or founded two of Italy's most influential…
  • Jul 19

    Expel Palestinians, populate Gaza with Jews, says Knesset deputy speaker

    Expel Palestinians, populate Gaza with Jews, says Knesset deputy speaker
    From Ali Abunimah’s blog at The Electronic Intifada: “Israel must attack Gaza even more mercilessly, expel the population and resettle the territory with Jews, the deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, has…
  • Jul 15

    A voice from “the generation that failed” speaks on ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    A voice from “the generation that failed” speaks on ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images) Raja Shehadeh, a founder of Al-Haq,* proffers advice to the Palestinian leadership in this piece from the London Review of Books, ending with a succinct proposal on how to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict…
Rank this Week: 439

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 197

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/
  • Jul 24

    The ContractsProf Blog Welcomes Mirror of Justice to the LPBN Family

    The ContractsProf Blog Welcomes Mirror of Justice to the LPBN Family
    As Blog Emperor Paul Caron announced here on the Mother of All Blawgs, the TaxProf Blog, Mirror of Justice, a blog dedicated to the development of Catholic legal theory edited by Rick Garnett (Notre Dame) and 19 other prominent law...
  • Jul 23

    The MOOC

    The MOOC
    Several of us have participated in a MOOC of one kind of another. I concede that I am a doubter. The attrition rates are huge and, at least in my case, the material presented at a fairly elementary level. My...
  • Jul 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Adrian J. Walters & Robert L. Eisenbach III, Termination-on-Bankruptcy Provisions: Some Proposed Language, Business Law Today 1 (June 2014) Mark Anderson, The Enigma of the Single Entity, 16 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 497 (2014)…
Rank this Week: 504

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 23

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Arizona reportedly botched the execution today of Joseph Wood III, the condemned prisoner who won a preliminary injunction against his execution at the Ninth Circuit, but then lost when the Supreme…
  • Jul 23

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his relatively brief opinion today in Burns v. Hickenlooper, Judge Raymond Moore enjoined Colorado officials from enforcing or applying Article II, Section 31 of…
  • Jul 23

    Court Vacates Injunction Against Execution

    Court Vacates Injunction Against Execution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court yesterday vacated the Ninth Circuit ruling over the weekend that ordered the delay of a scheduled execution until the condemned prisoner received details from the state about the…
Rank this Week: 394

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    New Chapter in Donald Sterling Saga: he sues NBA, Adam Silver and Shelly Sterling

    New Chapter in Donald Sterling Saga: he sues NBA, Adam Silver and Shelly Sterling
    There have been several significant developments in the Donald Sterling legal saga over the last 48 hours, including a new lawsuit and threat from Doc Rivers that he'll quit as Clippers coach if Donald Sterling sicks around.  Here is my…
  • Jul 23

    California knows how to tax pro athlete

    California knows how to tax pro athlete
    Robert Raiola and I, in a new piece for SI.com, look at how California tax law plays a key role in raising revenue from athletes for the state.
  • Jul 19

    Distractions and misdirections on Chris Kluwe

    Distractions and misdirections on Chris Kluwe
    Two thoughts on the Vikings' report about the release of punter Chris Kluwe and anti-gay comments by the team's special teams coach. The coach, Mike Priefer, was suspended for three games (reduced to two if he attends sensitivity training);…
Rank this Week: 1291

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release
    In 1998, Wisconsin adopted what may have been the nation’s most rigid truth-in-sentencing law, eliminating parole across the board and declining to put into place any alternative system of back-end release flexibility, such as credits…
  • Jul 23

    Wisconsinites Give Criminal Justice System Poor Marks, Especially for Offender Rehabilitation

    Wisconsinites Give Criminal Justice System Poor Marks, Especially for Offender Rehabilitation
    We expect a lot from our criminal-justice system, and we don’t seem very impressed with the results we are getting.  These are two of the notable lessons that emerge from the most recent Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin…
  • Jul 22

    Final Version of Eighth Amendment Article Now Available

    Final Version of Eighth Amendment Article Now Available
    The Missouri Law Review has now published the final version of my article, “Not Just Kid Stuff? Extending Graham and Miller to Adults.”  Here is the abstract: The United States Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 1089

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 23

    Institutional Authority and Collusion

    Institutional Authority and Collusion
    Axel Sonntag (University of East Anglia) and Daniel John Zizzo (University of East Anglia) discuss Institutional Authority and Collusion. ABSTRACT: A 'collusion puzzle' exists by which, even though increasing the number of firms reduces the…
  • Jul 23

    Mergers between regulated firms with unknown efficiency gain

    Mergers between regulated firms with unknown efficiency gain
    Raffaele Fiocco, University of Mannheim and Gongyu Guo, Humboldt University of Berlin discuss Mergers between regulated firms with unknown efficiency gains. ABSTRACT: In an industry where regulated firms interact with unregulated suppliers,…
  • Jul 23

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy
    Andreea Cosnita (Universite Paris X) and Jean-Philippe Tropeano (Sorbonne) ask Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy. ABSTRACT: This paper deals with the optimal…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Jul 23

    Burdens Follow Benefit

    Burdens Follow Benefit
    When I teach a tax class, I always tell my students that tax burdens follow tax benefits, and vice versa. For example, the person who enjoys economic benefit typically bears the tax burden for that benefit, and the person who...
  • Jul 16

    Fisher: Law School Admissions Committees Can Breathe A Little Easier

    Fisher: Law School Admissions Committees Can Breathe A Little Easier
    Declining applications have certainly made serving on a law school admissions committee a more challenging proposition, but there was another issue hanging over admission committees until Tuesday's 5th Circuit decision in Fisher…
  • Jul 10

    Dean Frank Wu: Ambition, Headhunter, and Fruit Flie

    Dean Frank Wu: Ambition, Headhunter, and Fruit Flie
    This essay is by Dean Frank H. Wu, who is Chancellor & Dean of University of California Hastings College of the Law. The other day a colleague of mine reported that at a conference she attended, people knew me. They...
Rank this Week: 3629

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

Covers legal education and the legal industry. By Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Jul 23

    Lung Cancer Isn’t Just Life-Changing. It’s Community-Changing (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

    Lung Cancer Isn’t Just Life-Changing. It’s Community-Changing (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)
    Being diagnosed with cancer terrifies all of us. In the best case, a cancer diagnosis involves painful or sickening treatments. In the worst case, a cancer diagnosis is an imminent death sentence. Either way, a cancer diagnosis instantly…
  • Jul 17

    Join Team Lisa at “Your Next Step is the Cure” 5K, San Francisco, Sept. 21

    Join Team Lisa at “Your Next Step is the Cure” 5K, San Francisco, Sept. 21
    You recall that my wife Lisa has lung cancer. There is a seemingly endless supply of athletic fundraisers for cancer generally and lung cancer specifically, and we appreciate how family and friends have organized “Team Lisa”…
  • Jun 2

    Reflecting On 8 Years As HTLI Director

    Reflecting On 8 Years As HTLI Director
    We recently announced that Brian Love is joining me as co-director of the High Tech Law Institute. This is a good news/bad news announcement. Brian is a terrific talent, and I’m thrilled to work with him. However, given that…
Rank this Week: 2557

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: 750

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 2519

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Jul 23

    David Perdue for U.S. Senate In Georgia

    David Perdue for U.S. Senate In Georgia
    Breaking my vacation routine to comment on the Georgia Senate race. I supported Jack Kingston from the start of this race. I’ve known him a long time and he’s a good man. But he came up short yesterday, and that means I am all for…
  • Jul 22

    Dr. Larry Arnn and Dr. Stephen Smith On Thomas More’s Utopia

    Dr. Larry Arnn and Dr. Stephen Smith On Thomas More’s Utopia
    HH: The Hillsdale Dialogue is about that which endures, not that which is no matter how terrible transitory. And I’m joined today by Dr. Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, and his wonderful colleague, Dr. Stephen Smith, who is…
  • Jul 21

    The 2016 GOP Field, Romney, and The Western Conservative Summit

    The 2016 GOP Field, Romney, and The Western Conservative Summit
    I left Denver Saturday night for vacation, after attending and speaking to/teaching for the Western Conservative Summit 2016 and the Young Conservative Leadership Summit. I was especially encouraged by the impressive turnout…
Rank this Week: 3530

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/
  • Jul 22

    Wishing students success on the bar exam

    Wishing students success on the bar exam
    The Bar Exam is upcoming. And with it comes heightened stress and potential for students, but also an odd chance for diverging interests between a small number of students and their law schools. Bar exam homonyms: high stakes; gateway,…
  • Jul 10

    Thirty-One Themes of Thought

    Thirty-One Themes of Thought
    “Thirty-One Themes of Thought” is the title I gave my fifth grade class poetry compilation.  What could this possibly have to do with best practices for law professors? This post, my first for this blog I have long admired, I…
  • Jul 8

    Writing about Teaching Literature

    Writing about Teaching Literature
    Originally posted on Teaching & Learning in Higher Ed.:by Laura L. Runge The MLA recently released its long-awaited report on Doctoral Study in Modern Languages and Literature. Among its recommendations, the report argues for greater…
Rank this Week: 2315

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/
  • Jul 22

    Settler War in Palestine

    Settler War in Palestine
    Returning from a meeting of historians, I’ve been thinking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in historical terms. Israeli settlers in the West Bank are reminiscent of the movement of settlers to our own Indian frontier until the…
  • Jul 15

    Madame Butterfly

    Madame Butterfly
    I’ve been away for a week while conflict heated up in the Middle East. But all week I’ve been thinking about a different form of grief, death and cultural conflict. I spent the week in a summer community, a kind of Brigadoon…
  • Jul 8

    Religion, Health, Corporations, and the Court

    Religion, Health, Corporations, and the Court
    Last week the Supreme Court decided, under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, known as RFRA, that Hobby Lobby, and other closely held profit making corporations, could claim religious exemptions from federal law, and they could withhold…
Rank this Week: 714

GreenLaw

GreenLaw

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

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Jul 22

    Professor Ann Powers: For those of you…

    Professor Ann Powers: For those of you interested in the UN’s process for establishing Sustainable Development Goals as mandated by Rio+20, the Open Working Group approved its  “Outcome Document” on Saturday after a…
  • Jul 7

    Energy Issues Take Center Stage at 2014 IUCN Colloquium

    Energy Issues Take Center Stage at 2014 IUCN Colloquium
    Professor Ann Powers from the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium in Tarragona: Although an extensive range of energy topics are being covered, the Colloquium has focused primarily on terrestrial activities and has provided only…
  • Jul 3

    Pace at the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law in Tarragona

    Pace at the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law in Tarragona
    After two days of workshops and side events focused on teaching and research, the 12th IUCNAEL Colloquium opened officially Wednesday with remarks and greetings from a number of IUCN officials, academic hosts, and local and international…
Rank this Week: 2323

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/
  • Jul 22

    Choi on Earnout

    Choi on Earnout
    You know me. I'm not an earnout fan. They're usually more trouble than they are worth. Nevertheless, Albert Choi has posted a new paper, Facilitating Mergers and Acquisitions with Earnouts and Purchase Price Adjustments. His studies suggests…
  • Jul 16

    Summer of the inversion

    Summer of the inversion
    For those of you trying to catch up on the inversion wave that has swamped the deal world this summer, here's a neat video summary of what they are all about. For those of you who don't have access to...
  • Jul 15

    Kraft still haunts UK

    Kraft still haunts UK
    Kraft's 2012 acquisition of Cadbury is still haunting the UK. At the time Kraft promised to maintain Cadbury's Somerdale plant in the UK as part of the deal. After the deal closed, however, Kraft had an epiphany and closed the...
Rank this Week: 323

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/
  • Jul 22

    Andrew Wiggins is Canadian

    Andrew Wiggins is Canadian
    Yeah - so what? Well everyone seems to be making an issue of it. First, the question was whether he was too nice to survive the NBA? Now, apparently, Canadians aren't hungry enough for success in the NBA (aound 3.20):
  • Jul 21

    Prostitution Law

    Prostitution Law
    Did you know that prostitution was legal in Rhode Island (please no family guy jokes) from 2003 to 2009. I didn't either. It turns out that there was mayhem and chaos just like what Canada has been experiencing since the...
  • Jul 21

    Asset Forfeiture in the Courts: AB v ON

    Asset Forfeiture in the Courts: AB v ON
    It has been a few years now, and sadly the pace of asset forefeiture cases in Canada seem to be heading towards their American counterparts examples. The courts, or at least some of them, have not been so readily accepting...
Rank this Week: 3125

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 21

    Attorney Charged With Lawyering While Intoxicated

    Attorney Charged With Lawyering While Intoxicated
    The Illinois Administrator has filed a two-count complaint alleging misconduct by an attorney. The first count charges him with leaving an accident scene. He allegedly drove seven miles to his home after the collision and parked his damaged…
  • Jul 21

    A Common Interest, A Common Privilege

    A Common Interest, A Common Privilege
    In a matter involving the application of the common interest rule in attorney-client privilege law, the New Jersey Supreme Court has held that The common interest rule is designed to permit the free flow of information between or among…
  • Jul 21

    Revocation Too Severe For Conversion

    Revocation Too Severe For Conversion
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected a call for license revocation from the Office of Lawyer Regulation and imposed a suspension of 18 months for an attorney's misconduct as a guardian. The recreation of Attorney Voss's trust account showed…
Rank this Week: 429

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    New article draft posted on SSRN

    New article draft posted on SSRN
    I have just posted a recently completed article draft on SSRN, entitled "Multiple Myopias, Multiple Selves, and the Under-Saving Problem."  It's available here.It will be appearing in 2015 in volume 47 of the Connecticut Law Review, as…
  • Jul 8

    Jotwell post on Piketty book

    Jotwell post on Piketty book
    I have published a very brief essay on Jotwell concerning Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century.  You  can find it here.As you can perhaps see from reading it, it's less of an actual response to or full…
  • Jun 26

    What I'm doing on my summer vacation

    What I'm doing on my summer vacation
    Gad, but I love the summer.  First of all there's the weather.  So long as the AC in my house doesn't break, I say bring on the heat.  I like a real summer, and we've had bits of it although at times it's been too cool and wet.…
Rank this Week: 1514

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/
  • Jul 20

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose
    I enjoy studying upward variance opinions, because they usually contain language and rules that can be used by the defense to support downward variances in other cases. This is true because, whatever specific factors are discussed, federal…
  • Jul 18

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part I of II

    In re Kellogg Brown &amp; Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part I of II
    I am honored to join Ellen Podgor, Lawrence Goldman, and Solomon Wisenberg as a blogger on the White Collar Crime Prof Blog. My focus on the blog will be matters related to internal investigations and international white collar crime. To...
  • Jul 18

    Welcome Professor Lucian Dervan to the WhiteCollarCrimeProf Blog

    Welcome Professor Lucian Dervan to the WhiteCollarCrimeProf Blog
    Welcome to Professor Lucian Dervan, who is joining the White Collar Crime Prof Blog. Professor Dervan is a professor of Southern Illinois School of Law, where he also serves as the Director of Faculty Development. A prolific scholar,…
Rank this Week: 212

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: 1212