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Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 246

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 18

    Keep Watching the Skies!

    Keep Watching the Skies!
    Timothy M. Ravich, University of Central Florida, College of Health and Public Affairs, is publishing Commercial Drones and the Phantom Menace in the Journal of International Media and Entertainmental Law. Here is the abstract. Unmanned…
  • Dec 11

    A Non-Fiction List of "Must Reads"

    A Non-Fiction List of "Must Reads"
    From the Guardian, a compilation of non-fiction titles "everyone should read."
  • Dec 11

    THR: Sony Didn't Plan To Release "The Interview" Even Before Hack

    THR: Sony Didn't Plan To Release "The Interview" Even Before Hack
    A source has told The Hollywood Reporter that Sony Pictures didn't plan to release the James Franco/Seth Rogan picture "The Interview" even before the recent major hack. That attack on Sony's network resulted in leaks of personal…
Rank this Week: 117

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/
  • Dec 18

    Lateral hires with tenure, 2014-15

    Lateral hires with tenure, 2014-15
    MOVING TO FRONT--ORIGINALLY POSTED AUGUST 22, 2014 These are appointments with tenure that will begin in 2015; I will move this to the front at...
  • Dec 17

    ABA data on 2014 law school enrollment

    ABA data on 2014 law school enrollment
    Here; an excerpt: The 204 ABA-approved law schools reported total J.D. enrollment (full-time and part-time students) of 119,775. This is a decrease of 8,935 students...
  • Dec 15

    On retinal detachment

    On retinal detachment
    Many thanks to colleagues here and elsewhere who got in touch with their good wishes and their own stories about retinal detachment after I posted...
Rank this Week: 1391

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/
  • Dec 18

    Structural Change and Law School

    Structural Change and Law School
    In its recent piece on dropping law school enrollment, the New York Times suggests that we are not merely witnessing a market correction. Rather, prospective students are astutely observing a structural shift in the legal market. The Times…
  • Dec 18

    New California ethics opinon about bankruptcy (non)conflict

    New California ethics opinon about bankruptcy (non)conflict
    ISSUE: If an attorney represents an individual as a debtor in a simple, no-asset Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, while simultaneously representing one or more of the individual’s creditors in unrelated matters, is the attorney required by…
  • Dec 17

    Lawyers and the PI's they hire

    Lawyers and the PI's they hire
    Amazing story at Daily Pilot and the OC Register about private investigators who were allegedly way, way out of bounds in their efforts to tail politicians who were opposed by a police union -- and about the law firm, on...
Rank this Week: 274

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Dec 18

    Looking for teaching materials on Citizens United and B Corp

    Looking for teaching materials on Citizens United and B Corp
    I want to include modules on Citizens United (personhood) and B Corps/L3Cs in my corporate social responsibility course new spring. Anybody got some? [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!…
  • Dec 17

    Some Legal Questions about Corporate v Nation-State War

    Some Legal Questions about Corporate v Nation-State War
    The idea of corporate versus nation-state Suppose the CEO and board of directors of Sony decided that North Korea is responsible for the hacking to which they've been subjected and decided to hit... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Dec 17

    The Interview probably sucks, but it's your duty to see it (I guess)

    The Interview probably sucks, but it's your duty to see it (I guess)
    Twitter exchange: The third-rate threats of a fifth-rate dictatorship should not keep Americans from their movie theaters: http://t.co/s9Al7vWwnD — Walter Russell Mead (@wrmead) December 17, 2014... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 83

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Dec 18

    ANIMALS USED FOR AGRICULTURE: WHAT IS THERE TO HIDE?

    ANIMALS USED FOR AGRICULTURE: WHAT IS THERE TO HIDE?
    Christine Murphy In some states, the act of entering onto another’s property and recording undercover videos revealing animal cruelty on farms is illegal. At first glance, this is understandable as everyone has an interest in their own…
  • Dec 17

    A Neologism For The Animal Advocacy World

    A Neologism For The Animal Advocacy World
    Brad Landau The coining of a new phrase, or a neologism, is a way of commanding the transformation of new and modern language. By commanding the transformation of language, and coining new words and phrases, one can bring society up to date…
  • Dec 16

    Carriage-Horses and the Soul of the New York City: Have we destroyed the charm?

    Carriage-Horses and the Soul of the New York City: Have we destroyed the charm?
    Christine Murphy For some, the vision of a horse-drawn carriage is romantic, with a charm that cannot be matched. “Horses have walked the streets of New York since the seventeenth century—Broadway was actually carved by…
Rank this Week: 1395

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    you can't a accuse competitor of lawbreaking when courts have ruled against you

    you can't a accuse competitor of lawbreaking when courts have ruled against you
    Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. v. Everett, No. 14–C–1534, 2014 WL 7140038 (E.D. Wis. Dec. 12, 2014)Following a series of unsuccessful lawsuits with Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., Matthew Everett, a former franchisee, began running a…
  • Dec 18

    irreparable harm is permissible inference, Third Circuit rule

    irreparable harm is permissible inference, Third Circuit rule
    Groupe SEB USA, Inc. v. Euro-Pro Operating LLC., No. 14-2767 (3d Cir. Dec. 17, 2014) District court opinion discussed here.  Euro-Pro appealed the preliminary injunction against it based on Lanham Act false advertising claims against its…
  • Dec 17

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail
    Cummings v. Soul Train Holdings LLC, 2014 WL 7008952, No. 14 Civ. 36 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 12, 2014)This right of publicity/trademark case based on use of recorded performances to which the plaintiff didn’t own the copyright could’ve…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Dec 18

    Who is a controller?

    Who is a controller?
    There have been a number of recent cases that raised the question, "Who is a controller?" The answer is important because in the context of a going private transaction, the presence of a controlling stockholder will affect the…
  • Dec 16

    Forum Selection through an Agency Len

    Forum Selection through an Agency Len
    Deborah Demott has an addition to the whole forum selection clause debate with her new paper Forum Selection Bylaw Refracted Through an Agency Lens. Here's the abstract: Forum-selection bylaws are controversial when they are unilaterally…
  • Dec 8

    Determining the standard of review

    Determining the standard of review
    Gibson Dunn recently posted this very helpful chart over at the HLS Governance Project as a cheat sheet for determining which standard of review a challenged transaction will likely get. For the same chart - but with all the footnotes...
Rank this Week: 40

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Dec 18

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon
    As we approach zoning’s centennial in 2016, the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School is examining what is durable and what is deficient in land use regulation today. As times change, zoning must renew itself by adjusting to...
  • Dec 17

    NY to Ban Fracking

    NY to Ban Fracking
    In an announcement that frankly took me by surprise, Gov. Cuomo has announced a plan to ban all hydraulic fracking in the state. from the NYT
  • Dec 17

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU
    NYU Furman Center Legal Research Fellowship The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University invites applications for a post-graduate legal fellowship. The Furman Center, jointly housed at NYU’s School of Law and…
Rank this Week: 506

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

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

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Dec 18

    Care-free Court ?

    Care-free Court ?
      Here is a story from  SCOTUS about a Reuters study that came up with some very intriguing facts about how the Supreme Court chooses the cases it hears.…
  • Dec 15

    Should John Yoo be Prosecuted?

    Should John Yoo be Prosecuted?
    Dean Erwin Chemerinsky has suggested that John Yoo should be prosecuted for conspiring to violate the U.S. statute against torture. http://www.thenation.com/blog/192809/prosecute-john-yoo-says-law-school-dean-erwin-chemerinsky# I applaud Dean…
  • Dec 11

    When Guile is Not Good

    When Guile is Not Good
    My text today is an article on drone warfare in the New Yorker by Steve Coll.   (http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/unblinking-stare)  It’s a very  informative piece, but I  want to focus on one paragraph.…
Rank this Week: 2382

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/
  • Dec 18

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Marshall B. Kapp, Getting Physicians and Patients to Choose Wisely: Does the Law Help or Hurt?, 46 U. Tol. L. Rev. (Forthcoming 2015). Michael Ashley Stein, Christopher P. Guzelian, Kristina M Guzelian, Expert Testimony in Nineteenth Century…
  • Dec 17

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: The Value of Role Reversal

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: The Value of Role Reversal
    Not so long ago, medical researchers had a habit of using themselves as guinea pigs. Many scientists saw self-experimentation as the most ethical way to try out their ideas. By going first, researchers could test their hypotheses and see…
  • Dec 12

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    David Bardey, Philippe De Donder, Cesar Mantilla, Adverse Selection vs Discrimination Risk with Genetic Testing. An Experimental Approach, SSRN. Bernadette M. McSherry, Mental Health Laws: Where to from Here?, 40 Monash U. L. Rev.175 (2014).
Rank this Week: 212

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: 1357

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Bad customer service winner of the week--Ulta.com.

    Bad customer service winner of the week--Ulta.com.
    Apparently, Ulta, "we promise to answer your question in 24 hours" does not mean what you think it does.  Ten days and waiting, and you already shipped the order for which I had questions without first answering the questions.  BAD…
  • Dec 11

    Our amicus brief in ASARCO was filed yesterday.

    Our amicus brief in ASARCO was filed yesterday.
    And it's here.
  • Dec 4

    Why doesn't Fitbit trust its customers?

    Why doesn't Fitbit trust its customers?
    I have a Fitbit Charge.  I have that, instead of the Jawbone, because my Jawbone broke repeatedly and had to have a soft restart about once every two weeks.  Now I have the Charge, which would be better, if it held a charge longer…
Rank this Week: 331

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Dec 18

    Guest Post: Has the US just called for unilateral interpretation of multilateral obligations?

    Guest Post: Has the US just called for unilateral interpretation of multilateral obligations?
    by Rick Lines and Damon Barrett by Rick Lines and Damon Barrett [Dr Rick Lines and Damon Barrett are the Chair and Director of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, University of Essex] These are interesting times for…
  • Dec 16

    16 things to know about UN Sanction

    16 things to know about UN Sanction
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon The UN’s Department of Political Affairs recently published this list of “13 things to know about UN sanctions.”  If you scroll down on the link above, you’ll also see some great…
  • Dec 16

    Is the “Norm” Against Torture Dying (At Least in the U.S.)?

    Is the “Norm” Against Torture Dying (At Least in the U.S.)?
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku Christopher Kutz, Professor of Law in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Berkeley Law School, has a fascinating new essay examining the possibility that “norms” against torture and…
Rank this Week: 211

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1796

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Dec 17

    Grilling By Judges? It’s Not Just for Moot Court.

    Grilling By Judges? It’s Not Just for Moot Court.
    Perhaps it is because I just spent an enjoyable few weeks judging the Appellate Writing and Advocacy class moot court rounds, that lately I have taken a few detours while doing research. While reading some of the NSA phone data…
  • Dec 17

    Want to Have a Strong Legal Career? Find a Good Mentor.

    Want to Have a Strong Legal Career? Find a Good Mentor.
    This article in the ABA Student Lawyer Magazine discusses the benefits to having a mentor. A mentor can help you to acclimate to your new role as a lawyer.  A good mentor will make your life easier both at your office and in external…
  • Dec 17

    Student Reflects on Restorative Justice Program at Green Bay Prison

    Student Reflects on Restorative Justice Program at Green Bay Prison
    Student Jillian Dickson-Igl has put together these thoughtful reflections about her experience with the restorative justice program at the Green Bay Correctional Institution.    Back in October, I was fortunate enough to be able to…
Rank this Week: 933

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/
  • Dec 17

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit
    As nonprofits and for-profits increasingly compete in the same fields, several legal issues are emerging. Two of the main issues are the following: (1) UBIT and (2) for-profit attempts to limit the market nonprofits can attract. Nonprofit…
  • Dec 17

    Belk v. Commissioner—4th Circuit Confirms That Swappable Conservation Easements Are Not Deductible

    Belk v. Commissioner—4th Circuit Confirms That Swappable Conservation Easements Are Not Deductible
    In Belk v. Commissioner, No. 13-2161 (Dec. 16, 2014), the 4th Circuit affirmed a Tax Court ruling that a conservation easement that authorized the parties to agree to “substitutions” or “swaps” (i.e., to remove some or all of the…
  • Dec 16

    Donor Refund Policy?

    Donor Refund Policy?
    Although charitable contributions traditionally have been perceived as a contract between the donor and the charity, donors who are displeased with how their funds have been used are asking for refunds according to a recent WSJ article. In…
Rank this Week: 776

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Dec 17

    Cuba

    Cuba
    The US approach to Cuba stopped making sense decades ago. Opening exchanges with Poland helped dislodge the Communist regime; the same is likely to happen to Cuba in the future. Maintaining the embargo with Cuba has done more to empower…
  • Dec 14

    Food for Thought

    Food for Thought
    While I enjoy fine dining in Paris, check out The Evil Waiter Case in the U. Miami Law Review.
  • Dec 7

    Off to Heidelberg

    Off to Heidelberg
    Thursday I’ll be discussing From Anonymity to Identification: Online Communication in a Time of Surveillance.  My hosts are the Netzpolitik AG of the University of Heidelberg, which translates, I think, as the Network Working Group…
Rank this Week: 17

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/
Rank this Week: 1784

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    A Nice Example of Scientific Ignorance

    A Nice Example of Scientific Ignorance
    Someone in an online discussion posted a link to what was claimed to be an experimental demonstration of global warming by a young student. It was presented by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Clean Air Conservancy.The…
  • Dec 16

    Drought and Bias (Mine)

    Drought and Bias (Mine)
    It has been raining pretty heavily for a while now in California, where I live. That ought to be good news, but one would not know it by the news stories I see. They typically say two things:1. The heavy rains may lead to flooding, mud…
  • Dec 16

    Will 2014 be the Hottest Year Ever?

    Will 2014 be the Hottest Year Ever?
    Lots of people have claimed it will be and they could be correct, but there are two obvious problems:1. The year is not over yet.2. "Hottest year ever" is not well defined. There are a number of different published temperature series,…
Rank this Week: 4375

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Dec 17

    The U.S. Crude Oil Export Ban is a Simple Transfer Payment from Motorists to Domestic Refiner

    The U.S. Crude Oil Export Ban is a Simple Transfer Payment from Motorists to Domestic Refiner
    The United States can end the export ban and simultaneously stabilize the insolvent Highway Trust Fund. Bridges are collapsing and 18-wheelers are falling into potholes the size of Rhode Island, and we complain that Congress has not raised…
  • Dec 16

    Interesting Thoughts on the Health Care Cost Curve

    Interesting Thoughts on the Health Care Cost Curve
    ...from friend of the blog Alan Weil, the editor at Health Affairs. http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2014/12/12/why-i-oppose-payment-reform/ Worth a read!
  • Dec 10

    Quotes on Lucky Generals and Tariff Mother

    Quotes on Lucky Generals and Tariff Mother
    I wonder if any readers can help me track down a couple of quotations. 1. Napoleon said something like "I choose my generals because they're lucky, not because they're smart." I googled around and found lots of variants (and not...
Rank this Week: 1398

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Dec 17

    POPE FRANCIS, PAPAL DIPLOMACY AND US-CUBAN RELATIONS

    POPE FRANCIS, PAPAL DIPLOMACY AND US-CUBAN RELATIONS
    Pope Francis is clearly making a name for himself as a world-historical figure. He has gained great respect for his efforts to reform the Catholic Church internally -- by cleaning up the Vatican Bank, by restructuring the Curia, by opening up…
  • Dec 15

    Peggy Noonan on Torture

    Peggy Noonan on Torture
    In her Saturday Wall Street Journal column, Peggy Noonan insists that the Senate torture report should not have been published, but reserved for public officials. She apparently regrets that the world will think less of us. In support of…
  • Dec 15

    Pope Francis and the Catholic Crisi

    Pope Francis and the Catholic Crisi
    There is a growing crisis haunting the Catholic Church. And it is a crisis larger than the events that have so greatly afflicted the American Catholic Church. The pedophilia scandals are a horrifying element of this crisis. So, too, are the…
Rank this Week: 828

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Dec 17

    US to establish normal diplomatic relations with Cuba

    US to establish normal diplomatic relations with Cuba
    In an historic move, President Obama announced today that the United States will restore normal diplomatic relations with Cuba. According to press reports, secret negotiations have been taking place between the United States and Cuba for the…
  • Dec 17

    Call for Papers - Climate Change and International Economic Law

    Call for Papers - Climate Change and International Economic Law
    Georgetown University Law Center's journal "Laws" is seeking papers for a Special Issue on Climate Change and International Economic Law. The following description is taken from the Guest Editor, Sonia Rolland: "The…
  • Dec 11

    WTO Approves Seychelles' Membership

    WTO Approves Seychelles' Membership
    The General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) approved Seychelles' application to become a member at a meeting yesterday. Seychelles has until June 1, 2015 to ratify the Protocol of Accession. Its membership will be effective 30…
Rank this Week: 1425

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/
  • Dec 17

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation
    In the most significant change in US policy toward Cuba since the 1960s, President Obama and Raul Castro spoke Tuesday (the first direct communication between a US and Cuban leader since 1961) about normalizing relations. This announcement…
  • Dec 15

    US Receives Failing Grade on Human Right to Housing Report Card

    US Receives Failing Grade on Human Right to Housing Report Card
    The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) recently released its Housing Report Card, giving the United States a failing grade. NLCHP’s report card examines the current level of US compliance with the human right to…
  • Dec 12

    FBI’s First Ever Report on Hate Crimes Based on Gender Identity. Underwhelming.

    FBI’s First Ever Report on Hate Crimes Based on Gender Identity. Underwhelming.
    Under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the FBI began collecting data on hate crimes committed on the basis of gender identity last year. The FBI presented that data for the first time in this...
Rank this Week: 2777

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 17

    “Enhanced Interrogation”

    “Enhanced Interrogation”
    We’ve been hearing people talk about “enhanced interrogation” for quite a while. Then the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on the CIA’s use of torture was released this week. And we got another dose of…
  • Dec 9

    Killing Garner

    Killing Garner
    Are we safer with or without the police around? When juries, grand juries and prosecutors regularly decide that plain, on camera, evidence doesn’t show murder, what protects people? It’s too dangerous to put your key in your front…
  • Dec 2

    Libertarians on and off the Court

    Libertarians on and off the Court
    Most Supreme Court justices are libertarians in some sense. But what kind and for whom varies widely. We all believe we have rights to decide lots of things for ourselves. But what are the limits? The more “conservative” the…
Rank this Week: 4234

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Dec 17

    Innovating Legal Education at AALS

    Innovating Legal Education at AALS
    I am speaking on a couple of panels at the upcoming AALS (Associaton of American Law Schools) meeting in Washington, DC.  The more provocative of the two is the “AALS President’s Program – Implementing Innovation in Law…
  • Dec 9

    The Future of Copyright: Teaching

    The Future of Copyright: Teaching
    IP law seems to be moving so quickly these days that figuring out how to teach it and what to teach is ever more challenging.  This month (December), I’m grading final Fall papers and preparing for Spring courses, and that ……
  • Dec 1

    Governing Knowledge Commons Makes a Great Holiday Gift

    Governing Knowledge Commons Makes a Great Holiday Gift
    for the innovation-minded friend, colleague, or family member. This amazing book, published by Oxford University Press in September 2014, features a stunning and colorful cover (below!), a framework for empirical investigation of innovation…
Rank this Week: 455

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 614

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Dec 17

    High Frequency Trading 101

    High Frequency Trading 101
    I recently participated in an institutional investor round table where one of the topics of the day was high frequency trading. Although embarrassed to do so, I will admit that I had to do some serious groundwork on this topic...
  • Dec 16

    What Stock Prices and Oil Prices Don't Have in Common: You Can't Chart Stock

    What Stock Prices and Oil Prices Don't Have in Common: You Can't Chart Stock
    In September, Myles Udland wrote an article citing Burton G. Malkiel and his book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, noting, "The past history of stock prices cannot be used to predict the future in any meaningful way." This is...
  • Dec 16

    Yale/Stanford/Harvard 16th Junior Faculty Forum--Request for Submission

    Yale/Stanford/Harvard 16th Junior Faculty Forum--Request for Submission
    Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools announce the 16th session of the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum to be held at Harvard Law School on June 16-17, 2015 and seek submissions for its meeting. The request for submissions is…
Rank this Week: 573

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/
  • Dec 17

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen
    The Times reports: The billionaire investor, who managed to fend off a criminal insider trading investigation of himself, if not...
  • Dec 16

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?
    So, readers here know that I go to the movies a lot. A lot. I really like movies, and movies...
  • Dec 16

    The Political Economy and the Regulatory Sine Curve

    The Political Economy and the Regulatory Sine Curve
    The answer to David's question, Will The Swaps Pushout Rule Die In The Cromnibus?, was...no! Here's the bill itself. A...
Rank this Week: 62

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

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

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Dec 16

    NYCOA: Vacancies and (no) Vouch-In

    NYCOA: Vacancies and (no) Vouch-In
    Come the new year, New York's highest court will be 2 Judges short. That is, in the absence of the Governor and the Senate near-miraculously completing their respective nominating and confirming duties, the Court of Appeals will begin 2015…
  • Dec 1

    NYCOA: The List for the Smith Vacancy (Part 1)

    NYCOA: The List for the Smith Vacancy (Part 1)
    Well, at least the Commission abides by the law's deadline! [See Senate To Miss Deadline to Approve Court Pick  and Part 4 [The Guv's Delay]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat] Earlier today, the Commission on Judicial…
  • Nov 24

    Part 3 [The Seasoned, Admired Judge Graffeo ] NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo

    Part 3 [The Seasoned, Admired Judge Graffeo ] NY Court of Appeals: Cuomo Chooses Stein Over Graffeo
    As most readers know, Gov. Andrew Cuomo disregarded the Judiciary Law's nomination deadline, and now the Senate has disregarded the deadline for confirmation. There's no issue here as there is regarding the President's executive order power.…
Rank this Week: 4956

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 16

    Crying wolf: more on SEC vs Big Four-affiliated Chinese accounting firm

    Crying wolf: more on SEC vs Big Four-affiliated Chinese accounting firm
    Ah, the sweet taste of vindication. Last...
  • Dec 9

    Dueling position papers on the South China Sea

    Dueling position papers on the South China Sea
    On Saturday I posted links to position papers by both China and the US on China's South China Sea claims. Here's an analysis of the dueling papers.
  • Dec 7

    China bans pun

    China bans pun
    Displaying a level of control freakery that probably reminds many women of their f'irst husband, the Chinese government has banned puns. I am not making this up. Here are some reports: "Punning banned in China" (Language Log)…
Rank this Week: 291

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

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

    Fighters file antitrust lawsuit against the Ultimate Fighting Championship

    Fighters file antitrust lawsuit against the Ultimate Fighting Championship
    Current and former fighters have filed a potentially game-changing lawsuit against the UFC over salaries and UFC's business practices. Here's my analysis of the lawsuit for Sports Illustrated - hope you have a chance to check it out.
  • Dec 16

    But can I wear my "Fuck the Draft" jacket?

    But can I wear my "Fuck the Draft" jacket?
    From Judge Susan E. Gash, presiding over the trial of NFL player Aaron Hernandez:No person wearing clothing, or a button or other object attached to clothing, or carrying an object that displays any Patriots or other NFL team logo,…
  • Dec 16

    The best defense of athlete speech you will read

    The best defense of athlete speech you will read
    Courtesy of Cleveland Browns' Andrew Hawkins (he of the "Justice" t-shirt in Sunday's game that a Cleveland police union official labeled "pathetic"):“I was taught that justice is a right that every American should have. Also justice…
Rank this Week: 597

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

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

    November 2014 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project

    November 2014 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project
    November 2014 in Retrospect is available here: http://www.internetjurisdiction.net/observatory/retrospect/2014-november Retrospect is the monthly newsletter of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project - a global multi-stakeholder…
  • Dec 12

    Launching CollabMark Project to Hack Trademarks for Free Culture.

    Launching CollabMark Project to Hack Trademarks for Free Culture.
    Today, we launched CollabMark — a project to provide information about how open source and free culture communities can use trademarks.    A project’s identity is important. Trademarks empower communities to protect…
  • Dec 11

    Congress quietly expands surveillance (again)

    Congress quietly expands surveillance (again)
    As Congress winds down for the holidays, it delivers yet another lump of coal for the American people.   Contained in the 2015 Intelligence Authorization Act is a provision quietly inserted by the US Senate (just prior to voting) that…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Dec 16

    Guest Post: Dodson on Twombly Creep in Dart

    Guest Post: Dodson on Twombly Creep in Dart
    Twombly Creep Yesterday’s Supreme Court’s opinion in Dart Cherokee held that a notice of removal need not be accompanied by evidence of the amount in controversy in a CAFA-removal case. The Court split 5-4 on the nerdy question of…
  • Dec 16

    Rosenberg & Spier on Class Action

    Rosenberg & Spier on Class Action
    Now available on the Journal of Legal Analysis website is David Rosenberg and Kathryn Spier’s article, Incentives to Invest in Litigation and the Superiority of the Class Action. Here’s the abstract: We formally demonstrate the general…
  • Dec 15

    SCOTUS Decision in Dart Cherokee: What Must a Notice of Removal Contain? (And More!)

    SCOTUS Decision in Dart Cherokee: What Must a Notice of Removal Contain? (And More!)
    Today the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens. It’s an interesting breakdown. Justice Ginsburg writes the majority opinion, joined by Roberts, Breyer, Alito, and Sotomayor. The dissenters are…
Rank this Week: 187

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/
  • Dec 16

    Justices Kagan and Scalia Model Civility, Despite Their Difference

    Justices Kagan and Scalia Model Civility, Despite Their Difference
    We were honored to host Justices Kagan and Scalia at Ole Miss on December 15. The USA Today Story, and the AP Story on their visit showcase the friendship and civility they share, even though they strongly disagree on many...
  • Dec 15

    How Soon Should We Communicate With Faculty Candidates?

    How Soon Should We Communicate With Faculty Candidates?
    It is clear from the Faculty Candidate Comments on Prawfsblawg that law schools do not always communicate quickly regarding hiring decisions. I think that common courtesy at least dicatates that we inform the candidates of the process.…
  • Dec 9

    Dean Frank Wu on How to Pick a College President

    Dean Frank Wu on How to Pick a College President
    This essay is by Dean Frank H. Wu, who is Chancellor & Dean of University of California Hastings College of the Law. It was originally published at the Huffington Post. I have never been persuaded that leaders in higher education...
Rank this Week: 2759

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/
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction
    The New York Times: Justices Let Abortion Decision Stand, by Adam Liptak: The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a decision temporarily blocking an Arizona law that limits the availability of medicinal, nonsurgical abortions. As is its custom…
  • Dec 8

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule
    The Salt Lake Tribune/AP: Religious nonprofits challenge birth-control coverage in health law. by Kristen Wyatt: Faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans are in federal court…
  • Dec 8

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception
    BBC: South Korea: Contraception poster prompts outcry: South Korea's government is under fire for a poster promoting contraception use which has been criticised by both men and women, it's reported. The Ministry of Health and Welfare poster…
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Dec 15

    Diagnosing what ails u

    Diagnosing what ails u
    I suspect states of denial, wishful thinking, and self-deception are ubiquitous in our society; combine that with chronic cognitive myopia, an addiction to short-term hedonic gratification, and dispositional tendencies toward such…
  • Dec 1

    Advaita Vedānta and bhakti spiritual praxi

    Advaita Vedānta and bhakti spiritual praxi
    Owing to the good graces of Elisa Freschi, I have a short guest post up at the Indian philosophy blog on the role of bhakti spiritual praxis in the Advaita Vedānta tradition. If you’re not familiar with Advaita Vedānta (an…
  • Nov 16

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation
    Analogous to the Pascalian prescription for acting as if one believes and has faith (‘Follow the way by which they began; by acting as if they believed, taking the holy water, having masses said, etc. Even this will naturally make…
Rank this Week: 320

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    New article in Tax Note

    New article in Tax Note
    I have an article in today's Tax Notes, entitled "Evaluating the Case for 1986-Style Tax Reform."  You can download it here.This is the piece, expressing skepticism about the degree of policy gain that would result from lowering the…
  • Dec 3

    Spring 2015 Tax Policy Colloquium

    Spring 2015 Tax Policy Colloquium
    The time is now drawing near - January 20, or just under 7 weeks away - when I'll be co-leading my/the twentieth (!) NYU Tax Policy Colloquium.  I've previously posted the speaker schedule, and noted that my co-convenor will be Alan…
  • Nov 18

    You take what you can get

    You take what you can get
    Harry Grubert has published a thoughtful review of my book, Fixing U.S. International Taxation, in the latest issue of the National Tax Journal.  It's a good read, not just for anything it says about my book, but perhaps even more so for…
Rank this Week: 3645

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Dec 15

    Freedom of Speech (4): Threats and Elonis v. United State

    Freedom of Speech (4): Threats and Elonis v. United State
    Prior Related First Amendment Posts I previously blogged about some of the basics of free speech doctrine. I addressed its three primary rationales–marketplace of ideas, self-government and individual autonomy–on January 19, 2010.…
  • Nov 11

    The Second Amendment and Section 1983: A Podcast

    The Second Amendment and Section 1983: A Podcast
    As many of you may know, Chicago-Kent’s CLE department has presented my two-day Conference on Section 1983 for over thirty years. The next one is scheduled for April  16-17, 2015. As part of the most recent Conference in April…
  • Oct 22

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive
    Here is a very nice Oyez Deep Dive into how the Roberts Court is interpreting the Fourth Amendment. The Deep Dive features both text and video explanations (including a short video by me on section 1983 Fourth Amendment claims), and is geared…
Rank this Week: 3632

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Dec 15

    Thanks to Securing Change

    Thanks to Securing Change
    Those of you paying attention to the website have undoubtedly noticed the theme change. That change is part of the effort to thwart the incessant hackers who have targeted Hearsay Culture over the past three years. I’m pleased to report…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted
    For the last show for 2014, I’m pleased to post Show # 226, November 20, my interview with Prof. Stephen Turner of the University of South Florida on technological and scientific expertise in policymaking and democracy. Stephen has…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted
    I am delighted to post Show # 225, November 20, my interview with Prof. Ed Felten of Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (“CITP”). I’ve been visiting at CITP this year, and one of my main…
Rank this Week: 1161

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 589

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Dec 15

    RB 214: CopyrightXXX

    RB 214: CopyrightXXX
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Not long ago, illegally downloading a movie could land you in court facing millions of dollars in fines and jailtime. But Hollywood has begun to weather the storm by offering alternatives to piracy…
  • Dec 10

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property [AUDIO]

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property [AUDIO]
    Why do people create and innovate? And how does intellectual property law encourage, or discourage, the process? In this talk Jessica Silbey — Professor at Suffolk University Law School — discusses her recent book The Eureka Myth:…
  • Dec 10

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property
    Why do people create and innovate? And how does intellectual property law encourage, or discourage, the process? In this talk Jessica Silbey — Professor at Suffolk University Law School — discusses her recent book The Eureka Myth:…
Rank this Week: 526

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 1457

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

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

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Dec 15

    Teaching Optimism, by Margaret Martin Barry

    Teaching Optimism, by Margaret Martin Barry
    Chris Rock’s tweet “Are black men an endangered species? No, endangered species are protected by law,” captures at once the failure to apply our laws and when applying them to do so effectively. Scan to the recently released…
  • Dec 10

    Five Problems to Avoid in Writing Student Learning Outcome

    Five Problems to Avoid in Writing Student Learning Outcome
    As law faculty across the country strive to improve student learning and meet ABA standards of accreditation through the assessment process, it is perhaps appropriate to stop and assess our efforts in that regard.  Here are…
  • Dec 9

    Free Webinar on Friday — Flipping he Law Classroom: Infusing Active Learning Through Technology

    Free Webinar on Friday — Flipping he Law Classroom: Infusing Active Learning Through Technology
    As the semester comes to a close it is a fantastic opportunity to reflect on your teaching strategies and what worked and what did not. If you have thought about introducing blended learning with in-class instruction this upcoming spring…
Rank this Week: 4236

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Dec 14

    Debra Lyn Bassett on Class Action Silence

    Debra Lyn Bassett on Class Action Silence
    My colleague Professor Debra Lyn Bassett (Southwestern) has posted to SSRN her article, Class Action Silence, 94 Boston U. L. Rev. 1781 (forthcoming 2014). Here is the abstract: A number of law review articles have noted the issues inherent…
  • Dec 10

    Frankel on Issacharoff

    Frankel on Issacharoff
    Alison Frankel of Reuters highlights Sam Issacharoff's high quality, innovative Supreme Court briefs in the a recent blog post. They are indeed masterful.
  • Dec 8

    BP Petition for Cert on Oil Claims Class Action Settlement Denied

    BP Petition for Cert on Oil Claims Class Action Settlement Denied
    You can find the order denying cert here.
Rank this Week: 282