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Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
Rank this Week: 2567

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 17

    Nothing Really Matters, Anyone Can See ... or Maybe Not

    Nothing Really Matters, Anyone Can See ... or Maybe Not
    by Neil H. BuchananIn my post here on Dorf on Law yesterday, I asked, "Do Republicans Lie and Deceive for No Reason?"  There, I considered whether there is any real value in calling out the lies and deceptions of politicians --…
  • Apr 16

    Do Republicans Lie and Deceive for No Reason?

    Do Republicans Lie and Deceive for No Reason?
    by Neil H. BuchananSeveral of my recent posts (here, here, and here) have confronted various forms of pandering and dishonesty from Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul and Jeb Bush.  (I realize that Bush has not yet officially…
  • Apr 15

    Would Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Benefit From a Serious Primary Challenge?

    Would Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Benefit From a Serious Primary Challenge?
    by Michael DorfThere are now three announced candidates for the Republican nomination for President (Senators Cruz, Paul, and Rubio), with at least another two very likely (former Governor J. Bush and Governor Walker), and the strong…
Rank this Week: 463

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Someone thinks we're stupid

    Someone thinks we're stupid
    The House of Representatives just voted to repeal the estate tax, while also preserving the tax-free step-up in basis at death for appreciated assets.As others have said, one couldn't ask for a clearer illustration of House Republican…
  • Apr 16

    Why don't people respond much to marriage penalties and bonuses (insofar as they don't)?

    Why don't people respond much to marriage penalties and bonuses (insofar as they don't)?
    Just a couple of more thoughts about marriage penalties and bonuses in the U.S. federal income tax law, prompted by discussing the issues that were raised by this week's colloquium regarding Larry Zelenak's paper.First, insofar as marriage…
  • Apr 16

    Marriage or joint filing penalty in student loan repayment plan

    Marriage or joint filing penalty in student loan repayment plan
    I heard about something interesting this week, from students in my Tax Policy Colloquium and brought to their minds by Larry Zelenak's paper on marriage penalties and bonuses.  It was news to me, but apparently is common and perhaps…
Rank this Week: 4899

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/
  • Apr 17

    "Pope Francis blasts ‘gender theory’ again: rejecting sexual difference is ‘a step backwards’"

    "Pope Francis blasts ‘gender theory’ again: rejecting sexual difference is ‘a step backwards’"
    From the conservative Catholic LifeSite: ROME, April 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In his catechesis today, Pope Francis strongly refuted the foundational tenets of “gender theory” that forms the basis of radical feminism as well as the…
  • Apr 17

    "Men Reject the Label 'Masculine' More Than Women Reject the Label “'Feminine'"

    "Men Reject the Label 'Masculine' More Than Women Reject the Label “'Feminine'"
    From Slate: Vox has been releasing a series of results from its poll regarding American attitudes about issues such as sexism and abortion rights. Thursday, German Lopez postedabout one of the poll's more original questions, which is how…
  • Apr 16

    Four Women Supreme Court Justices -- All Together

    Four Women Supreme Court Justices -- All Together
    Legal Times, Female Supreme Court Justices Unite in Tribute to Sandra Day O'Connor The U.S. Supreme Court's three female justices came together in Washington on Wednesday to pay tribute to retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and her legacy in…
Rank this Week: 2569

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 165

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 17

    The Friday Fillip: Town and Country

    The Friday Fillip: Town and Country
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as…
  • Apr 17

    Exploring the #LSBencher Twitter Stat

    Exploring the #LSBencher Twitter Stat
    Those actively following or engaging with bencher election activities on Twitter will recognize this hashtag. It’s been pretty exciting to watch and be a part of. In the past week (April 10th-16th), 158 different contributors issued…
  • Apr 16

    An Ounce of Prevention on Law Day

    An Ounce of Prevention on Law Day
    Prevention is better than cure, health professionals like to remind us. But what’s true for your physical well-being is arguably just as true for your emotional and financial health. That’s why it’s so important for people…
Rank this Week: 15

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 76

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Bankruptcy, Social Media and "Property of the Estate"

    Bankruptcy, Social Media and "Property of the Estate"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Texasin which the court analyzes a novel issue of law.  In re: CTLI, LLC, 2015 WL 1588085. The judge began his opinion by explaining that this…
  • Apr 15

    The DDoS Attack, the Credit Card Data and Employer Notification

    The DDoS Attack, the Credit Card Data and Employer Notification
    In 2010, police officers discovered David Rezendes sitting behind the wheel of a parked car in Larimer County, Colorado. Rezendes admitted he had been drinking and he was charged with driving while ability impaired. Although Rezendes entered…
  • Apr 13

    Ectodermal Displasia, the Basketball Player and Invasion of Privacy

    Ectodermal Displasia, the Basketball Player and Invasion of Privacy
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by a U.S. District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern of Michigan.  Binion v. O’Neal, 2015 WL 1505673 (2015).  He begins the opinion by explaining that…
Rank this Week: 652

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 2587

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/
  • Apr 17

    Here’s A Tax Reform Idea . . . That Probably Won’t Fly

    Here’s A Tax Reform Idea . . . That Probably Won’t Fly
    As described in a recent article, Congressional tax writers are looking for a way to give to partners and S corporation shareholders the benefit of the reduced tax rates that are planned for C corporations. They do not want to lower the…
  • Apr 15

    Free Houses, Free Land: Gross Income?

    Free Houses, Free Land: Gross Income?
    For those seeking free houses and free land, The Penny Hoarder has a list of cities that are giving away houses that need fixing up, cash rewards to people renting living space in the city, and cash rewards to people who live and work in the…
  • Apr 13

    Another “Tax the Poor More Than the Rich” Plan

    Another “Tax the Poor More Than the Rich” Plan
    Alaska, like most other states, is facing education funding shortfalls. So a Republican state senator, Click Bishop, has proposed a new tax. According to this story, the tax would work as follows. Anyone who earns $10,000 or more per year…
Rank this Week: 3138

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Apr 17

    Develop Tools for Dealing with Stre

    Develop Tools for Dealing with Stre
    Law school is tough but so is life. Now is the time to develop your toolbox for dealing with stress. You would not use a hammer to cut a piece of wood but you won’t be able to get that...
  • Apr 10

    Feed Your Brain

    Feed Your Brain
    It’s almost time for exams which means students across the country will put healthy lifestyles on hold in order to spend more time studying. Yes, studying is important but if you want your brain working at optimal capacity, then feed...
  • Apr 6

    Albany Law School seeks Director of Academic Support and Bar Succe

    Albany Law School seeks Director of Academic Support and Bar Succe
    DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND BAR SUCCESS Albany Law School seeks applicants to direct and expand its academic support and bar success programs. The Director will administer and assess the existing academic success and bar success programs…
Rank this Week: 2262

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 17

    Perry & Zarsky Rotation of Ownership

    Perry & Zarsky Rotation of Ownership
    Ronen Perry (Haifa) & Tal Zarsky (Haifa) have posted Taking Turns (Florida State Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Two siblings jointly inherit their late father’s rocking chair. The chair has principally sentimental and no real…
  • Apr 17

    Ho on Land Rights in China

    Ho on Land Rights in China
    Peter Ho (Delft) has posted The 'Credibility Thesis' and its Application to Property Rights: (In)Secure Land Tenure and Social Welfare in China (Land Use Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Debates over tenure insecurity have been divided…
  • Apr 16

    The Strange World of the Golden Gate Painting Crew

    The Strange World of the Golden Gate Painting Crew
    The Atlantic Cities Blog profiles the men and women who continually paint the Golden Gate Bridge to keep it from rusting and crumbing into the ocean: The Golden Gate Bridge is under attack. Corrosive salt air, roadway contaminants, age, UV...
Rank this Week: 258

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Tennessee Senate Kills Bill To Make Bible the Official State Book

    Tennessee Senate Kills Bill To Make Bible the Official State Book
    According to The Tennessean, the Tennessee state Senate yesterday effectively killed the controversial bill, passed by the House a day earlier, that would have made the Bible the state's official book. The Senate voted 22-9 to send the…
  • Apr 16

    Justice Alito Stays 3rd Circuit's Non-Profit Contraceptive Mandate Decision

    Justice Alito Stays 3rd Circuit's Non-Profit Contraceptive Mandate Decision
    Late on Wednesday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order (full text) temporarily staying the Third Circuit's mandate in Zubik v. Buwell. In the case, the 3rd Circuit upheld the Obama Administration's rules accommodating…
  • Apr 16

    Over 140 Amicus Briefs Filed In Upcoming SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Over 140 Amicus Briefs Filed In Upcoming SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Case
    Oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Cout in the same-sex marriage cases are scheduled for April 28.  The Court has received over 140 amicus briefs in the cases-- with slightly more supporting petitioners than respondents.  Links…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Apr 17

    Honoring an American Human Rights Leader

    Honoring an American Human Rights Leader
    Gay McDougall, one of this blog's distinguished contributors, has been a human rights leader in the U.S. and internationally. This week, the South African Government announced that it is awarding the Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambo to…
  • Apr 16

    Torture Reparations in Chicago: A Response to Persistent Human Rights Abuse

    Torture Reparations in Chicago: A Response to Persistent Human Rights Abuse
    Sometimes human rights does come home -- this time, in Chicago. Employing international as well as domestic mechanisms over a period of years, Chicago activists have come one step closer to resolving claims of police torture. For the decades…
  • Apr 15

    Diplomacy Dialogues in Advance of the Universal Periodic Review

    Diplomacy Dialogues in Advance of the Universal Periodic Review
    By Lauren E. Bartlett In advance of the second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the U.S. next month, human rights advocates have been busy prepping for more than a year to try to get their issues highlighted in the U.S....
Rank this Week: 2568

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Apr 16

    R.I.P. Stanley I. Kutler

    R.I.P. Stanley I. Kutler
    Former counsel to the president John W. Dean reflects on the life and achievements of American historian Stanley Kutler. Dean describes Stanley’s role in setting the public record straight with respect to Watergate and laments that the…
  • Apr 15

    The One-Religious-World-View Public Policy of the Conservative Christians and the Way Out

    The One-Religious-World-View Public Policy of the Conservative Christians and the Way Out
    Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton describes how the conservative Christian agenda is steadily making its way into law, first through the federal RFRA, and then subsequently in other ways. Continue reading →
  • Apr 13

    Have You Seen the Tape?

    Have You Seen the Tape?
    Cornell University visiting law professor Joseph Margulies comments on the recent death of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man whose murder by a police officer was caught on video and seen by the world. Margulies argues that Scott’s…
Rank this Week: 1792

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 16

    Losing my nerve

    Losing my nerve
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  • Apr 16

    NY Times Room for Debate: Defending Shareholder Wealth Maximization in 300 Word

    NY Times Room for Debate: Defending Shareholder Wealth Maximization in 300 Word
    I was invited to participate in the NY Times Room for Debate on The Do-Gooder Corporation: Does the law allow corporations to pursue social goals over shareholder profits? I had a whopping 300 word... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 15

    Bussel on Klee as a bankruptcy examiner

    Bussel on Klee as a bankruptcy examiner
    My UCLAW colleague Daniel Bussel has a post on the increasing importance of bankruptcy examiners: There is a buzz in the air concerning bankruptcy examiners. Recently in such cases as ResCap, Dynegy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 141

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Apr 16

    Innovation And The Administrative State

    Innovation And The Administrative State
    Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is…
  • Apr 6

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"
    The Supreme Court's federalism battleground has recently shifted from the Commerce Clause to two textually marginal but substantively important domains: the Necessary and Proper Clause and, to a lesser extent, the General Welfare Clause. For…
  • Mar 19

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"
    Access Justice laws give people equal opportunity to enjoy primary goods, ensuring that access to these goods is not allocated by markets and is not tilted in favor of wealth and privilege. But Access Justice often fails to meet its…
Rank this Week: 243

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: 2651

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 16

    Guide to the Amicus Briefs in Obergefell v. Hodges: The Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Guide to the Amicus Briefs in Obergefell v. Hodges: The Same-Sex Marriage Case
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on April 28 in the same-sex marriage cases, now styled as Obergefell v. Hodges, a consolidated appeal...
  • Apr 15

    Canadian Supreme Court Finds Opening Prayer at Town Meeting Unconstitutional

    Canadian Supreme Court Finds Opening Prayer at Town Meeting Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a case with similarities to Town of Greece, NY v. Galloway decided by the United States Supreme Court last year, the Supreme Court of Canada today rendered...
  • Apr 13

    Seventh Circuit Dismisses Case Against Officer for Inaction Before Sexual Assault

    Seventh Circuit Dismisses Case Against Officer for Inaction Before Sexual Assault
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Seventh Circuit today affirmed a lower court ruling granting qualified immunity to a police officer who falsely reported to 911 and then called off another officer before the plaintiff was…
Rank this Week: 562

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 16

    Work On! UN Peacekeeping recruiting senior women

    Work On! UN Peacekeeping recruiting senior women
    United Nations Peacekeeping is actively looking for “qualified senior women” to join their staff: We are looking for senior qualified women with proven leadership skills, integrity, and commitment to the ideals of the UN…
  • Apr 15

    Recent developments in Colombian jurisprudence on conflict-related sexual violence

    Recent developments in Colombian jurisprudence on conflict-related sexual violence
    During her first visit to Colombia last month, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura drew attention to the issue of sexual violence in Colombia’s five decade long conflict. She met with government…
  • Apr 15

    Introducing Daniela Kravetz

    Introducing Daniela Kravetz
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Daniela Kravetz as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Daniela is an international criminal justice and gender practitioner. She currently works as a consultant for UN Women in Colombia supporting…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Apr 16

    Professor Marilyn Walter to Receive 2015 Burton Award for Contribution to Legal Writing Education

    Professor Marilyn Walter to Receive 2015 Burton Award for Contribution to Legal Writing Education
    Professor Marilyn Walter of Brooklyn Law School was announced as the 2015 recipient of the Burton Award for Contribution to Legal Writing Education. She will receive her award at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on June 15, 2015....
  • Apr 16

    LWI Writers' Workshop

    LWI Writers' Workshop
    The twelfth Legal Writing Institute Writers Workshop will take place on July 24-July 26, 2015. The workshop will give up to twelve Legal Writing faculty the opportunity to spend time working on their academic writing projects and improving…
  • Apr 15

    Congratulations to Joan Rocklin

    Congratulations to Joan Rocklin
    Professor Joan Rocklin was announced as the recipient of the Orlando John Hollis Faculty Teaching Award, the highest award given to faculty by the University of Oregon. The nomination letter submitted by 22 of her students described Professor…
Rank this Week: 976

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/
  • Apr 16

    TSA's Behavioral Detection Program

    TSA's Behavioral Detection Program
    Tung Yin, Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School, discusses whether behavioral detection screening as the TSA practices it detects security threats. Here's the link to his post for Jurist, enticingly and alliteratively titled…
  • Apr 13

    The Cultural Origins Of the Witch

    The Cultural Origins Of the Witch
    Alastair Sooke, art critic of the Daily Telegraph, discusses the cultural history of witches in this piece for the BBC website. He points out that common images that we associate with witches (that they can turn people into animals, for...
  • Apr 3

    Classroom Magic

    Classroom Magic
    A wonderful and imaginative April's Fool Day creation by Dr. Matthew Weathers of Biola University. It's creative and it's not mean-spirited. Apparently Dr. Weathers is known for his video "teachable moments." Here's one from…
Rank this Week: 665

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    Fans, Norms, and Copyright

    Fans, Norms, and Copyright
    Stacey Lantagne, University of Mississippi School of Law, is publishing The Copymark Creep: How the Normative Standards of Fan Communities Can Rescue Copyright in the 2016 volume of the Georgia State University Law Review. Here is the…
  • Apr 16

    Trolling For Doe

    Trolling For Doe
    Brad A. Greenberg, Columbia University Law School and Yale Information Society Law Project has published Copyright Trolls and the Common Law at 100 Iowa Law Review Bulletin 77 (2015). Here is the abstract. Copyright trolls have been treated…
  • Apr 15

    An Independent Agency To Handle Copyright?

    An Independent Agency To Handle Copyright?
    The Registrar of Copyright would like Congress to set up an independent agency to handle copyright. Right now copyright law is handled within the Library of Congress, and the current Registrar would like more independence of action. More…
Rank this Week: 237

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Apr 16

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 04.16.15

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 04.16.15
    New Books New books of interest to law and humanities folks include Robert P. Burns’  Kafka’s Law: “The Trial” and American Criminal Justice (University of Chicago Press, 2014).  Here’s a description…
  • Apr 15

    The Troublesome Inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and Trial by Jury

    The Troublesome Inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and Trial by Jury
    For Americans, both Magna Carta and trial by jury are enveloped in almost sacred myths. The myths of Magna Carta and jury trial are the more powerful for being deeply intertwined. These and similar myths encouraged Americans to accomplish…
  • Apr 15

    Governing the District of Columbia

    Governing the District of Columbia
    A quick thought that occurred to me recently is that someone could probably write an interesting article on how Congress governed the District of Columbia from its creation in 1800 until Home Rule was established in the 1970s.  The…
Rank this Week: 117

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 16

    Technologists oppose CISA/information sharing bill

    Technologists oppose CISA/information sharing bill
    Today we sent a letter to lawmakers expressing security experts' opposition to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) as well as two other pending bills that purport to be about security information sharing, the Protecting Cyber…
  • Apr 13

    Daphne Keller to Direct Intermediary Liability Project at Stanford Center for Internet and Society

    Daphne Keller to Direct Intermediary Liability Project at Stanford Center for Internet and Society
    Stanford Law School today announced the appointment of Daphne Keller as Director of Intermediary Liability at The Center for Internet and Society (CIS). Starting in September 2015, Keller will lead the Center’s work at the intersection…
  • Apr 7

    Privacy and Depression Do Not Crash Plane

    Privacy and Depression Do Not Crash Plane
    Cross-posted from The International Association of Privacy Professionals. Privacy does not cause airplanes to crash; neither does pilot depression. The wave of criticism against Germany’s strict privacy laws in the aftermath of the…
Rank this Week: 1201

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Statutory Interpretation Rules May be Key to NJ Sports Betting Victory

    Statutory Interpretation Rules May be Key to NJ Sports Betting Victory
    As we await the impending decision in the New Jersey sports betting case (figure early-to-mid May), no clear consensus has emerged as to which side will win. Those of us who were in attendance for the Third Circuit oral argument are divided.…
  • Apr 15

    Aaron Hernandez is guilty of First Degree Murder

    Aaron Hernandez is guilty of First Degree Murder
    The verdict is in. Here's my Sports Illustrated legal analysis on the verdict and next steps.
  • Apr 9

    Study Sports Law and Entertainment Law at UNH Law this summer!

    Study Sports Law and Entertainment Law at UNH Law this summer!
    As part of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, we will be offering sports law and entertainment law courses from May 26 to June 19 in our Intellectual Property Summer Institute.The…
Rank this Week: 1747

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
  • Apr 16

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day 7: Moty Cristal

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day 7: Moty Cristal
    One of the most interactive and influential speakers during the trip was Moty Cristal, the CEO of Next Consulting. Having begun his career as one of Israel’s leading negotiators, Moty now conducts international negotiation trainings for…
  • Apr 15

    Israel Reflections 2015: Day 7–The Rabin Center

    Israel Reflections 2015: Day 7–The Rabin Center
    On the beginning of day seven of our trip (our last day!!), we visited the Rabin Center museum.  This museum commemorates the life and career of late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin through telling the story of Israeli history. …
  • Apr 14

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day 6: Bar Ilan University

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day 6: Bar Ilan University
    One of the most important parts of our trip was spending time with students from other universities and comparing academic experiences. During our time in Tel Aviv, we were privileged to meet with Professor Michal Alberstein and other faculty…
Rank this Week: 249

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/
  • Apr 16

    Teaching the Students We Have – The Changing Student Body

    Teaching the Students We Have – The Changing Student Body
    Yesterday’s Bloomberg Business article leads with a startling headline:  The Smartest People Are Opting Out of Law School. It seems that while law school matriculation numbers have been declining, in addition, far fewer…
  • Apr 15

    Best Practices in Interviewing – an Ethical Conundrum from the Office of an Immigration Clinic

    Best Practices in Interviewing – an Ethical Conundrum from the Office of an Immigration Clinic
    In recent years a term has been coined describing the unfortunate links that have grown up, over the past nearly 20 years, between immigration law and criminal law: crimmigration. Many criminal lawyers have realized the need to educate…
  • Apr 12

    In 1984, I was 33 years old. I was…

    In 1984, I was 33 years old. I was arrogant, judgmental, narcissistic and very full of myself. I was not as interested in justice as I was in winning. To borrow a phrase from Al Pacino in the movie “And Justice for All,”…
Rank this Week: 577

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 16

    Katz on Domestic Violence and Privacy

    Katz on Domestic Violence and Privacy
    Elizabeth Katz (Harvard-History) has posted to SSRN Judicial Patriarchy and Domestic Violence: A Challenge to the Conventional Family Privacy Narrative. The abstract provides: According to the conventional domestic violence narrative, judges…
  • Apr 15

    MD: Legislature Debates Raising Cap for Claims Against Local Government

    MD: Legislature Debates Raising Cap for Claims Against Local Government
    Late last month, the Maryland Court of Appeals upheld the cap on damages for claims against local governments. The current cap is $200,000 per claim, with a maximum of $500,000 for any number of claims stemming from a single incident....
  • Apr 14

    Epstein and Abbott Debate FDA Involvement in Off-Label Drug Use

    Epstein and Abbott Debate FDA Involvement in Off-Label Drug Use
    Richard Epstein & Ryan Abbott have posted to SSRN FDA Involvement in Off-Label Use: Debate between Richard Epstein and Ryan Abbott. The abstract provides: Before a drug can be sold legally in the United States, the Food and Drug…
Rank this Week: 558

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
  • Apr 16

    Gremlins no more – conflictoflaws.net is back

    Gremlins no more – conflictoflaws.net is back
    Apologies for our recent outage, which many of you had noticed – thanks to those who emailed in and pointed out the problems with accessing posts, search, etc. We had gremlins of some variety in the database which powers…
  • Mar 22

    The Judgments Project Moves On

    The Judgments Project Moves On
    From 3 to 6 February 2015, the Working Group on the Judgments Project met in The Hague for its fourth meeting under the chairmanship of Mr David Goddard QC. The Working Group was composed of 28 participants from 15 Members. At its…
  • Mar 21

    Conference Report: “International Civil Procedure and Brussels Ibis” – 50th Anniversary of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag

    Conference Report: “International Civil Procedure and Brussels Ibis” – 50th Anniversary of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag
    In 2015, the T.M.C. Asser Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary (http://www.asser.nl/asser-50-years/). On this occasion, its Private International Law Section organized on 19 March 2015 the Symposium “International Civil Procedure…
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Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Slandering Charles Darwin

    Slandering Charles Darwin
    In an earlier post, I pointed out claims about Darwin and Galton in the work of a scholar of Islamic law which were wildly false. I have recently come across something similar in  work by a scholar of Romani history writing on the Romani…
  • Apr 9

    The Rhythm Method and Population Growth Rate

    The Rhythm Method and Population Growth Rate
    In the process of composing a recent post, I did some rough calculations on the probability of pregnancy from a randomly timed act of unprotected intercourse. It occured to me that the same calculations are relevant to a different…
  • Apr 3

    California Drought—Getting Worse or Getting Better?

    California Drought—Getting Worse or Getting Better?
    News stories about the Governor's actions to deal with the water shortage emphasize how low the snowpack is this year. But while some of the water used in California comes from melting snow, more comes from rain stored in reservoirs, and none…
Rank this Week: 1589

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/
Rank this Week: 636

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

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

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Apr 15

    Welcome to Guile is Good

    Welcome to Guile is Good
    My goal for this blog is to celebrate the role that lawyers play in creating the world we live in.  I don’t claim that all lawyers are heroes. Most of us are just trying to earn a living.  But some lawyers have used their…
  • Apr 7

    The Right Virtue at the Right Time

    The Right Virtue at the Right Time
    Lawyers are notorious for being clever, finding the right story to tell at the right time to win their case.  But we must admit that sometimes lawyers become so clever they outsmart themselves. In fact, […]
  • Mar 31

    Even the Laws are Secret

    Even the Laws are Secret
    In his book Secrets,  Daniel Ellsberg tells a story that changed my thinking about how democracy  works (or doesn’t work) in America.  Ellsberg, who now is remembered as the Edward Snowden of the Vietnam War […]
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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/
  • Apr 15

    Sedona Conference Posts Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45

    Sedona Conference Posts Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45
    The Sedona Conference has posted a "Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45 'Possession, Custody, or Control.'” The commentary suggests uniform principles as to the meaning of "possession, custody, or control" as used in Federal…
  • Apr 14

    Campos on Davis on Standing and State Action

    Campos on Davis on Standing and State Action
    Now available on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Sergio Campos entitled Standing (in) for the Government. Sergio reviews Seth Davis’s recent article, Standing Doctrine’s State Action Problem, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev.…
  • Apr 9

    Third Circuit Holds Daubert Applies to Expert Testimony on Class Certification Motion

    Third Circuit Holds Daubert Applies to Expert Testimony on Class Certification Motion
    In In re Blood Reagents Antitrust Litigation, No. 12-4067 (3d Cir. April 8, 2015), the court vacated the trial court's certification of a class of purchasers of blood reagents, which alleged price-fixing by the two defendants. In part, the…
Rank this Week: 436

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/
  • Apr 15

    The Modern Papacy and War

    The Modern Papacy and War
    It did not receive nearly the attention it should have. In the last five weeks, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, who is the Holy See's chief diplomatic representative to the United Nations, has issued calls for organized military responses against…
  • Apr 9

    Making Sense of Human Dignity

    Making Sense of Human Dignity
    Charles White, “Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep,” 1956 “The roots of the cosmopolitanism I am defending are liberal: and they are responsive to liberalism’s insistence on human dignity. It has never been easy to say what…
  • Apr 8

    Liberals and Sexual Orientation: Religious Liberty and Hate Speech

    Liberals and Sexual Orientation: Religious Liberty and Hate Speech
    Liberals think it obvious that evangelical Christians should not have a constitutional right to discriminate in hiring or in deciding which customers to serve on the basis of sexual orientation. I agree with these conclusions, but I think the…
Rank this Week: 115

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/
  • Apr 15

    Mike Schill to be new President of University of Oregon

    Mike Schill to be new President of University of Oregon
    http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2015/04/new_university_of_oregon_presi_1.html Congratulations Mike!
  • Apr 14

    Law Professors and Flat-Earther

    Law Professors and Flat-Earther
    This blog post from Stephen Diamond, via Brian Leiter, nicely collects the criticism of Paul Campos's recent editorial in the New York Times on the rising cost of higher education. Rather than piling onto the criticism, I'd like to use...
  • Apr 6

    The High Cost of Higher Education

    The High Cost of Higher Education
    The high cost of higher education has become the public policy issue of the middle class, meaning it has become the public policy issue for all of America. In the inevitable finger-pointing about the cause for the hyperinflation of…
Rank this Week: 2570

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 14

    Book Series on Families, Law, and Society

    Book Series on Families, Law, and Society
    Families, Law, and Society is a fascinating book series from NYU Press, see the book line up here: Download Families, Law, and Society Book Series. General editor Nancy E. Dowd (University of Florida) notes: "All of these wonderful…
  • Apr 14

    "A New Juvenile Justice System"

    "A New Juvenile Justice System"
    A New Juvenile Justice System is being published mid-May. Download Juvenile Justice Flyer and discount form. Edited by Nancy E. Dowd, Foreword by Charles J. Ogletree , Jr., A New Juvenile Justice System aims at nothing less than a complete...
  • Apr 10

    "Destination Divorces"

    "Destination Divorces"
    From Quartz: I was sipping wine on the balcony of my apartment in Santa Monica with my soon-to-be ex-husband, our son fast asleep in the next room. “It feels like the Caribbean out here,” my almost-ex said. “I figured out...
Rank this Week: 265

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/
  • Apr 14

    Terry v. Ohio Deserves History’s Dustbin

    Terry v. Ohio Deserves History’s Dustbin
    Madison, Wisconsin; Ferguson, Missouri, Staten Island, New York; the list is endless and growing. And the tears keep flowing. Mostly young Black men deprived of their lives without benefit of any opportunity to defend themselves. They…
  • Apr 7

    Prosecuting the Prosecutor – Thank Heaven

    Prosecuting the Prosecutor – Thank Heaven
    Here’s a news flash from the Innocence Project that left me both cheering and in tears: The Texas State Bar filed a formal accusation of misconduct against the prosecutor in the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in 2004…
  • Mar 31

    Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama

    Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama
    In Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama, decided a week ago on March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court reversed and sent back the lower court decision. The federal district court had thrown out a challenge to Alabama’s 2012…
Rank this Week: 996

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/
  • Apr 14

    Second Circuit Denies Rehearing of Insider Trading Case Reversal

    Second Circuit Denies Rehearing of Insider Trading Case Reversal
    Earlier this month, the Second Circuit, as expected (at least by me), denied Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's request for reargument and reconsideration of its December 2014 ruling in United States v Newman which…
  • Apr 10

    District of Columbia Court of Appeals Makes It Official: Prosecutor's Duty To Disclose Exculpatory Evidence Is Broader Than Brady

    District of Columbia Court of Appeals Makes It Official: Prosecutor's Duty To Disclose Exculpatory Evidence Is Broader Than Brady
    The case, handed down yesterday, is In Re Kline. This matter has wound its way through the disciplinary process for years. I posted about it here in 2012 and here in 2013. Kline was prosecuting Arnell Shelton for the shooting...
  • Apr 3

    Samuel J. Buffone: 1946-2015

    Samuel J. Buffone: 1946-2015
    I am deeply saddened to report the death of Samuel J. Buffone, a giant in the D.C. and national white collar bars. Sam was not only one of the greatest appellate craftsmen of all time. He was also a consummate...
Rank this Week: 299

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Apr 14

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote
    A long strike by United Steelworkers members at Crown Holdings beer can manufacturer has been in the news lately, and the Ontario government has now appointed an expert arbitrator to try and broker a deal there.  Receiving less…
  • Mar 31

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law
    March 31, 2015 March was a good month for me.  I was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada twice in the span of about a week!  The first citation was in the collective bargaining case MPAO v. Canada, where the court cited my…
  • Mar 25

    Will the Liberals Turn to Back to Work Legislation Again at York, U of T?

    Will the Liberals Turn to Back to Work Legislation Again at York, U of T?
    Strikes by teaching assistants at York and U of T are closing in a grim one month anniversary.  Proposed deals bargained by the unions’ bargaining committees at both schools have been rejected by the union membership, twice at U of…
Rank this Week: 153

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Apr 13

    PROJECTIONS FOR LAW SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2015

    PROJECTIONS FOR LAW SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2015
    This blog posting is designed to do three things. First, following up on recent discussions regarding trends in applicants by Al Brophy at The Faculty Lounge and Derek Muller at Excess of Democracy, I provide a detailed analysis to project...
  • Apr 12

    Another Example of Using Big Data to Improve Odds of Winning in Court

    Another Example of Using Big Data to Improve Odds of Winning in Court
    Back in February, I wrote a post on Early Days of Legal Analytics, which discussed some of the innovations of Lex Machina, a legal start-up that uses Big Data to value contested patents and develop a litigation strategy designed to...
  • Mar 18

    Igniting Law Teaching Conference

    Igniting Law Teaching Conference
    Registration is now open for LegalED’s Igniting Law Teaching 2015. The conference is Friday, March 20, 2015 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST at American University Washington College of Law. It is also available for live viewing by webcast....
Rank this Week: 2572

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Kant, Evidence, Bulgaria, and John G. Roberts, Jr.

    Kant, Evidence, Bulgaria, and John G. Roberts, Jr.
    Orin Kerr, The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria (March 28, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Mar 25

    Example of Retroductive Reasoning

    Example of Retroductive Reasoning
    NYTimes report:" As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the…
  • Mar 16

    Jury System and China

    Jury System and China
    See  http://www.fdi-law.com/en/view.php?id=2540 for dissertation "Jury System and China": Jury System and China发布日期:2012-02-24…
Rank this Week: 711

Irish Law Updates

Irish Law Updates

Updates on Irish and Northern Irish Law. By Darius Whelan.

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/blogger/blogger.html
  • Apr 12

    Events in April 2015 and after

    Events in April 2015 and after
    CC BY ncarey I've updated the listings of forthcoming events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.Here's the current list:Mon. 13 April 2015:International conference - Child Protection and the Law, Law Society of Ireland - fully bookedDetails at…
  • Mar 5

    Reforming the Mental Health Act 2001

    Reforming the Mental Health Act 2001
    The Report of the Expert Group on the Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 has been published today.  The press release is here.  The full report is available here.  For reaction from Mental Health Reform and Amnesty…
  • Feb 26

    Schools Admissions and the Equal Status Act

    Schools Admissions and the Equal Status Act
    I have written a short piece for the Irish Times concerning school admissions and the Equal Status Act.  The article has been published here.  I may in due course develop this into a longer article for a journal in which I can…
Rank this Week: 1143

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 993

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Apr 10

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Derek Fischer, Note, Dodd-Frank's Failure to Address CFTC Oversight of Self-Regulatory Organization Rulemaking, 115 Colum. L. Rev. 69…
  • Apr 4

    Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice Emory Law School

    Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice Emory Law School
    Bobby Ahdieh (Emory) forwarded me this announcement about a position in Emory's outstanding Center for Transactional Law and Practice: Emory Law School seeks an Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice to teach in…
  • Apr 4

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Adam Adler, Student Article, High Frequency Regulation: A New Model for Market Monitoring, 39 Vt. L. Rev. 161 (2014). Vladimir Atanasov,…
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