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Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Aug 24

    Sicker on Admission, Not 100% on Discharge?

    Sicker on Admission, Not 100% on Discharge?
    The Kaiser Health Network (KHN) and U.S. News ran a story in July about elders' admission to hospitals. They may be sicker on admission and when discharged, may not be able to care for themselves, needing help with ADLs. Elderly...
  • Aug 24

    Signs of Our Times? Japanese Stores Are Increasingly Convenient for Senior

    Signs of Our Times? Japanese Stores Are Increasingly Convenient for Senior
    Dickinson Law Professor Laurel Terry sent me a timely link to an NPR story about Japanese convenience stores. I was already thinking about how retail shopping has changed over the years. For example, on the corner of 7th Avenue and...
  • Aug 23

    A Cellphone Required for Social Security Online Access and Then Not

    A Cellphone Required for Social Security Online Access and Then Not
    This is a story of now you need it, now you don't. Social Security recently required that a person have a cellphone to use the online benefits services. The New York Times ran an article about this requirement that went...
Rank this Week: 132

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
  • Aug 23

    Legal Publisher in Munich seeks assistant for European Commission co-funded unalex project

    Legal Publisher in Munich seeks assistant for European Commission co-funded unalex project
    Project “unalex – multilingual information for the uniform interpretation of the instruments of judicial cooperation in civil matters” English or German native speaker with law degree and knowledge / experience in…
  • Aug 22

    New Edition: Canadian Textbook on Conflict of Law

    New Edition: Canadian Textbook on Conflict of Law
    Irwin Law has published (August 2016) the second edition of Conflict of Laws by Stephen Pitel (Western University) and Nicholas Rafferty (University of Calgary).  This treatise aims to explain and analyze the rules of the…
  • Aug 11

    Out now: Fundamental Questions of European Private International Law

    Out now: Fundamental Questions of European Private International Law
    Stefan Arnold from the University of Graz has edited a volume on fundamental questions of European Private International Law (Grundfragen des Europäischen Kollisionsrechts, Mohr Siebeck 2016, VII + 167 pages, ISBN 978-3-16-153979-4).…
Rank this Week: 35

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
  • Aug 23

    FAN 120 (First Amendment News) Snapshots of David Cole #2: Chipping Away at Citizens United

    FAN 120 (First Amendment News) Snapshots of David Cole #2: Chipping Away at Citizens United
    If Citizens United is overturned, it will be because of the sustained efforts of critics in civil society to critique it, educate the public about why it’s wrong, and show through local initiatives that alternative reforms are possible…
  • Aug 23

    Will, Agency, and the Modern Mind

    Will, Agency, and the Modern Mind
    Susanna Blumenthal’s tour de force Law and the Modern Mind takes readers into the murkiness of the life of the mind and the troubled notion of legal responsibility in situations where men (mostly men) were expected to be rational,…
  • Aug 22

    Have We Lost Our Minds?

    Have We Lost Our Minds?
    As the publication of the new Law and the Modern Mind attests, after a prolonged absence from the world of legal scholarship, the mind is back! And not a moment a too soon. In a political season in which it is a serious question whether one…
Rank this Week: 67

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Aug 23

    Why Major and Minor Parties Should Support Instant Runoff Voting

    Why Major and Minor Parties Should Support Instant Runoff Voting
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf explains why both major and minor parties would benefit from changing to an instant runoff voting system. As Dorf explains, such a system would allow people to vote for their first-choice…
  • Aug 21

    Who Owns Violence?

    Who Owns Violence?
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies argues that anyone who calls for violence—whether from the Right or the Left—must take responsibility for the violence that inevitably, even if unintentionally, results.
  • Aug 18

    The Outrageously False Charges of Perjury Against Hillary Clinton

    The Outrageously False Charges of Perjury Against Hillary Clinton
    John W. Dean, former counsel to President Nixon, discusses the charges of perjury and false statements brought against Hillary Clinton by congressional Republicans led by Bob Goodlatte and Jason Chaffetz. Dean closely scrutinizes the facts…
Rank this Week: 1421

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
Rank this Week: 210

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 328

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/
  • Aug 23

    Wharton Financial Regulation Spring Conference Call For Paper

    Wharton Financial Regulation Spring Conference Call For Paper
    I'm putting together a conference with Peter Conti-Brown on the above subject in the spring of 2017, and we thought...
  • Aug 23

    AALS BA: CFP deadline tomorrow!

    AALS BA: CFP deadline tomorrow!
    Call for Papers – Joint Program with the AALS Section on Business Associations and the AALS Section on Comparative Law...
  • Aug 20

    Alabama Hiring, In, Inter Alia, Business Law

    Alabama Hiring, In, Inter Alia, Business Law
    THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill entry-level/junior-lateral tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Candidates must...
Rank this Week: 117

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    The Greatest Constitutional Protestant of the Twenty-First Century

    The Greatest Constitutional Protestant of the Twenty-First Century
    So far, anyway.For the last ten years or so, I’ve had a framed New Yorkercartoon on the outside of my office door.  It’s a courtroom scene, with a man sitting on the witness stand, being cross-examined by a lawyer.  The…
  • Aug 20

    Jan Deutsch: An Appreciation

    Jan Deutsch: An Appreciation
             Musing as I do on occasion about the legal academics who have most influenced my way of thinking about law, Jan Deutsch is one of the top three. I can’t say that I was a…
  • Aug 19

    Kathleen Brady's The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law

    Kathleen Brady's The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law
    Religion is something special in American law.  A swelling army of scholars think this is unfair.  Kathleen Brady's new book, The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law, shows how and when equality between religion and…
Rank this Week: 116

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/
  • Aug 23

    Trump’s Audience

    Trump’s Audience
    Behind Trump’s remarks and his imperviousness to criticism is the audience he’s after. Trump charges that this election is rigged because his audience doesn’t like who can vote. One can respond that elections have been…
  • Aug 16

    Silencing: Pensions, Kurds and Black Lives Matter

    Silencing: Pensions, Kurds and Black Lives Matter
    We watched a Black Lives Matter march pass in front of our house recently. It reminded me of something that happened in 1972, when NBC aired a documentary called “Pensions: The Broken Promise.” It described many instances in which…
  • Aug 9

    Beyond Channeling Money

    Beyond Channeling Money
    This is the sixth and last in a series on Money in Politics Money finds ways to influence the political system despite our efforts to prohibit or replace it. It’s like a balloon that bulges wherever it can, or water that finds any…
Rank this Week: 4695

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Aug 23

    NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA

    NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA
    Today, the NLRB issued its long-awaited decision in Columbia University. As expected, the Board--in a 3-1 decision--reversed Brown University (which was just the latest in a number of cases flip-flopping on this issue) to conclude that…
  • Aug 23

    Ontiveros on the Exploitation of High-Skilled Tech Worker

    Ontiveros on the Exploitation of High-Skilled Tech Worker
    Maria Ontiveros (San Francisco) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming BJELL) H-1B Visas, Outsourcing and Body Shops: A Continuum of Exploitation for High Tech Workers. Here's the abstract: This article analyzes the exploitation of…
  • Aug 20

    The Positive Aspects of EEOC v. R.G & G.R. Funeral Home

    The Positive Aspects of EEOC v. R.G & G.R. Funeral Home
    This is a follow-up to Marcia's post immediately below. Christine Duffy (Senior Staff Attorney, ProBono Partnership, photo left) posted a comment to Marcia's post that I found particularly enlightening, so I phoned her yesterday and asked if…
Rank this Week: 126

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/
  • Aug 23

    Melina Healey and Anthony Kreis Join Legal Writing Faculty at Chicago-Kent

    Melina Healey and Anthony Kreis Join Legal Writing Faculty at Chicago-Kent
    Two new visiting assistant professors have have joined the legal writing faculty at Chicago-Kent College of Law. They are Melina Healey and Anthony Michael Kreis. Melina joins Chicago-Kent from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where…
  • Aug 23

    Kelly Brewer Joins Faculty at UMKC School of Law

    Kelly Brewer Joins Faculty at UMKC School of Law
    Kelly Brewer will be a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law after teaching as a visitor at Valparaiso University Law School and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.…
  • Aug 21

    Rhetoric Society of America to Hold 2017 Summer Institute and Workshop

    Rhetoric Society of America to Hold 2017 Summer Institute and Workshop
    The Rhetoric Society of America will hold its 2017 Summer Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, from Monday, May 22 through the morning of Thursday, May 25, and workshops from the afternoon of Thursday, May 25 through noon on Saturday, May…
Rank this Week: 301

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 23

    I Sing of MAARS and a Robot

    I Sing of MAARS and a Robot
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen Defense One points to a news story in the Baghdad Post that the Iraqi Security Forces may be preparing to deploy a ground-combat robot: Loosely dubbed Alrobot — Arabic for robot — it has four…
  • Aug 22

    BDS Means Showing Disdain for Israeli Athletes?

    BDS Means Showing Disdain for Israeli Athletes?
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller As regular readers know, although I’m opposed to academic BDS, I fully support its economic incarnation. Which is why I find stories like this both depressing and infuriating: “I have…
  • Aug 22

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 22, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 22, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has begun the trial of 215…
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • Aug 23

    A Discussion of Ghosts, the Paranormal, and the Afterlife, WIth Bill Nye

    A Discussion of Ghosts, the Paranormal, and the Afterlife, WIth Bill Nye
    Bill Nye on ghosts and the afterlife, here, from BigThink.
  • Jul 17

    Does This Photo Show a Ghost?

    Does This Photo Show a Ghost?
    Seeker presents an image that has gone viral and that some believe shows a spirit leaving the body of an accident victim as he dies. The writer notes that the victim hadn't yet died when the image was taken (thus...
  • Jul 13

    Penn and Teller: Fool Us! Returns For Another Season

    Penn and Teller: Fool Us! Returns For Another Season
    The new season of Penn and Teller: Fool Us! premieres July 13 on the CW at 8 p.m., 7 Central time. Alyson Hannigan is the new host. Houdini and I will be watching; not so sure about Penn. He's not...
Rank this Week: 4502

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: 1947

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 23

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie
    Bankruptcy filings by major cities have reinvigorated attention to municipal bankruptcy. As chapter 9 and its application have become more like chapter 11, a wide range of creditors are being swept into the process. As written before, city…
  • Aug 22

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video
    I'm trying something new this year. My consumer bankruptcy policy seminar students will read many great articles by many wonderful academics on this blog, as well as others, but this year, their "reading" will also include a great…
  • Aug 15

    Uber Helps Me Revise My Contracts Syllabu

    Uber Helps Me Revise My Contracts Syllabu
    I've been meaning to post about this recent decision, by Judge Rakoff in the Southern District of New York, denying motions by Uber and its CEO Travis Kalanick to compel arbitration of a class action lawsuit. More coverage here (Bloomberg)...
Rank this Week: 304

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 23

    Alabama Law Hiring Announcement

    Alabama Law Hiring Announcement
    THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill entry-level/junior-lateral tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, including a J.D. from an accredited law school or…
  • Aug 22

    NY Divorces from 100 Years Ago

    NY Divorces from 100 Years Ago
    From the New York Post: David Ackerman was a terrible husband. During his volatile marriage to wife Julia, he tried to throw her down a flight of stairs. He also told his long-suffering spouse she should support him by turning...
  • Aug 21

    Same-Sex Family Law Matter

    Same-Sex Family Law Matter
    From HG Legal Resources: Many New Jersey LGBTQ couples consider 2013 to be a landmark year. In that year, a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was overturned, and New Jersey recognized the right for same-sex couples...
Rank this Week: 449

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • Aug 22

    Yike

    Yike
    New Clinton ad doesn’t mince (Trump’s) words:
  • Aug 22

    Miami-Dade County Court Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016

    Miami-Dade County Court Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016
    Downballot recommendations may be the most important thing I do on this blog these days. This post is about the four County Court races. Please see my previous post, 11th Circuit Court Judicial Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016 Ballot,…
  • Aug 22

    11th Circuit Court Judicial Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016 Ballot

    11th Circuit Court Judicial Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016 Ballot
    There’s a big election coming up on Aug. 30th involving primaries, judicial elections, and some other important matters. Everyone focuses on the big ticket races – the Florida Senate primaries, key Congressional elections and the…
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Aug 22

    Tan, Lu & Tan on Charitable Giving

    Tan, Lu & Tan on Charitable Giving
    Xue Tan, Yingda Lu and Yong Tan have posted Why Should I Donate? Examining the Effects of Reputation, Peer Influence, and Popularity on Charitable Giving Over Social Media Platforms on SSRN with the following abstract: With the growing…
  • Aug 18

    OneOrlando Fund to Disburse $23M

    OneOrlando Fund to Disburse $23M
    Yesterday's NonProfitTimes reported that the OneOrlando Fund has begun accepting claims from victims and families of victims of the June 12 Pulse nightclub shooting that left 49 dead and dozens more injured. According to fund administrator,…
  • Aug 17

    Restructuring Coming for Wounded Warrior Project

    Restructuring Coming for Wounded Warrior Project
    In 2003, four men came together to form Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit 501(c) organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following September 11, 2001. The…
Rank this Week: 410

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 22

    Eagle on Oceanfront Property and Taking

    Eagle on Oceanfront Property and Taking
    Josh Eagle (South Carolina) has posted Taking the Oceanfront Lot (Indiana Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Oceanfront landowners and states share a property boundary that runs between the wet and dry parts of the shore. This legal…
  • Aug 22

    Eagle on the Socioeconomics of Affordable Housing

    Eagle on the Socioeconomics of Affordable Housing
    Steven J. Eagle (George Mason) posted Conflation, Intractability and Affordable Housing (Fordham Urban Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This Article examines the varying and often-conflicting views of “affordable housing” of…
  • Aug 17

    #LouisianaFlood: Property Law and Consumer Protection After a Natural Disaster

    #LouisianaFlood: Property Law and Consumer Protection After a Natural Disaster
    (Photo Credit: The Millennium Report) As national news is just getting around to reporting, Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas recently experienced tremendous flooding. Large portions of southeast Louisiana were (and many remain)…
Rank this Week: 237

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 22

    Microsoft Does Marijuana

    Microsoft Does Marijuana
    In a move that demonstrates how contracts for various aspects of marijuana products and services are going mainstream, Microsoft Corp. has accepted a contract to make marijuana-tracking software available for sale on its cloud computing…
  • Aug 21

    Does “Similar Quality” Reflect a $17,100 Reduction in Car Resale Value?

    Does “Similar Quality” Reflect a $17,100 Reduction in Car Resale Value?
    Plaintiff William Baldwin’s almost new Toyota Tundra pickup truck was badly damaged when, while parked, the cars of two other men slammed into it. This decreased the car’s future resale value by more than $17,100. Mr. Baldwin filed suit…
  • Aug 21

    Scholarship Spotlight - "Undermining Justice: The Two Rises of Freedom of Contract and the Fall of Equity" (Hila Keren - Southwestern Law School)

    Scholarship Spotlight - "Undermining Justice: The Two Rises of Freedom of Contract and the Fall of Equity" (Hila Keren - Southwestern Law School)
    The number of United States Supreme Court cases whose names have crossed over into becoming widespread epithets is relatively few, but the leading contender from this group that also has contract-law implications is surely Lochner v. New…
Rank this Week: 406

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Aug 22

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird
    2016 has been a tough year for Section 230 jurisprudence, and the nadir (so far) was the appellate court ruling in Hassell v. Bird. As you recall, the case involves some negative Yelp reviews about an attorney, Hassell. Hassell sued...
  • Aug 18

    Court Benchslaps Trade Secret Plaintiff and Counsel For Bad Faith Litigation–RBC Bearings v. Caliber

    Court Benchslaps Trade Secret Plaintiff and Counsel For Bad Faith Litigation–RBC Bearings v. Caliber
    As you know, for the past year I’ve been railing against the Defend Trade Secrets Act’s unprecedented and ill-advised ex parte seizure provision. The good news is that, as far as I know, there’s only been one request for…
  • Aug 17

    Talk on Trends in Online Trademark and Marketing Law

    Talk on Trends in Online Trademark and Marketing Law
    In April, I gave a talk in Israel at an inaugural event to celebrate the life and work of Avron Gabrieli, one of Israel’s most venerable and well-known IP lawyers who died in 2015. Initially, the talk topic was styled...
Rank this Week: 735

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
  • Aug 21

    A Wise Latina

    A Wise Latina
    Sonia Sotomayor has been a different kind of Supreme Court justice from the beginning.   At her confirmation hearing, instead of putting the Senate committee to sleep with platitudes, she told a male Senator that she thought a…
  • Aug 1

    Guilty Till Proven Innocent– and Even After!

    Guilty Till Proven Innocent– and Even After!
    Amy Albritton learned the hard way that the American criminal justice system assumes that those charged with crime are guilty, at least until proven innocent, and sometimes even after. This article from the New York Times Magazine sets out…
  • Jul 18

    My Favorite Villain

    My Favorite Villain
    Better Call Saul’s Jimmy McGill (Bob Oderkirk) has a lot of qualities I admire. Jimmy is smart, funny, and irreverent, both a friend to the underdog, and a plague on the pompous. What’s not to like? Still I’m starting to…
Rank this Week: 2041

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/
  • Aug 21

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography
    I have a comparatively short bibliography dedicated to the aim of synthesizing Marxism and Freudian psychology, for complementary social scientific and emancipatory reasons: Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis.…
  • Aug 7

    Can We Trust Hillary Clinton?

    Can We Trust Hillary Clinton?
    Of course, under the circumstances, Hillary Clinton must be elected President, but what can she be trusted to do? I will argue that there is a lot to worry about here, but first, some things she can be trusted to do. First, she will appoint…
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
Rank this Week: 323

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/
  • Aug 21

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography

    Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis — A Basic Bibliography
    I have a comparatively short bibliography dedicated to the aim of synthesizing Marxism and Freudian psychology, for complementary social scientific and emancipatory reasons: Marxism & Freudian Psychology: Toward an Emancipatory Synthesis.…
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
  • Jul 20

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?
    The upcoming election is a binary choice (i.e., abstention or third party voting is morally and politically irresponsible), and here’s my brief argument as to why: If one assumes (and it seems a reasonable assumption given what current…
Rank this Week: 661

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Head-Banging Through the Weed

    Head-Banging Through the Weed
    It's head-banging time.  I have at hand a book that makes me crazy because it is so full of promise and comes so close and--okay, let me explain.The title is We Are Better Than This, subtitled "How the Government Should be…
  • Aug 20

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight
    We gave a few bucks to a favorite nonprofit a while back; I filed the receipt with every intention to forget about it until tax time. But a couple of days ago, among the usual welter of unsolicited catalogs, the mail brought an envelope with…
  • Aug 20

    Mad Men and the Donut Hole

    Mad Men and the Donut Hole
    Clive James, in his continuing self-proclaimed farewell tour to life and art, says farewell to Mad Men. And as it happened, so, just this week, did we. I'll let Clive speak for himself (some kind of confusing paywall but persist) For me: yeh,…
Rank this Week: 59

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Two Maps I Would Like to See

    Two Maps I Would Like to See
    Suppose you are planning to move–across town or across the country. One consideration in deciding exactly where to move to is the price of housing. With a little effort, you can probably find average house prices in different cities you…
  • Aug 15

    Most People are Nice: A True Story

    Most People are Nice: A True Story
    We are currently visiting with my wife’s mother in Cleveland. Yesterday my daughter went for a walk and got mugged near Case Western Reserve University. She was not hurt but lost her purse and contents, iPhone and iPad.   She…
  • Jul 21

    A Story Idea

    A Story Idea
    Someone comes up with a drug, or a technology, that gives the user perfect recall, the ability to rerun, in full detail, any part of his life. How would it get used?One possibility is for self-education. Observing selected past experiences…
Rank this Week: 1112

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 205

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 647

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Aug 19

    Time is Running Out to Confirm Judge Garland

    Time is Running Out to Confirm Judge Garland
    The unprecedented, and unconstitutional, obstruction of Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland is just one of many recent missteps by Republican leaders.  For example, mainstream Republican presidential candidates strategically…
  • Aug 10

    New Poll Shows Wider Clinton Lead, But It’s Not Over, Franklin Say

    New Poll Shows Wider Clinton Lead, But It’s Not Over, Franklin Say
    A member of the audience had a question Wednesday after Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, and Mike Gousha, the Law School’s distinguished fellow in law and public policy, completed presenting the results of a…
  • Aug 6

    Summer Law Studies in Germany with MU Law

    Summer Law Studies in Germany with MU Law
    Just one week remains in the 8th Annual Summer Session in International and Comparative Law taking place in Giessen, Germany.  In the photo you can see me with some of my students in the Comparative Constitutional Law class.  It is…
Rank this Week: 4680

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Cthulhu the functional?

    Cthulhu the functional?
    Jake Linford has recently expounded in detail about the descriptive or even functional characteristics of certain sounds, making certain "coined" words more useful in marketing.  Here's a great example from Michael Saler, As If: Modern…
  • Aug 18

    Fashion weak: fashion show fails to enjoin New York Fashion Week name

    Fashion weak: fashion show fails to enjoin New York Fashion Week name
    Fashion Week, Inc. v. Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc., 2016 WL 4367990, No. 16-cv-5079 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 12, 2016)FWI sued CFDA for trademark dilution, unfair competition and false designation of origin, and trademark infringement…
  • Aug 18

    Cookie crumbles: court refuses to dismiss (c) claim based on facts of plaintiff's life

    Cookie crumbles: court refuses to dismiss (c) claim based on facts of plaintiff's life
    Eggleston v. Daniels, No. 15-11893, 2016 WL 4363013 (E.D. Mich. Aug. 16, 2016)Sophia Eggleston alleged that her self-characterization in her 2009 memoir The Hidden Hand was the uncredited inspiration for the character Loretha…
Rank this Week: 223

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    What I'm Reading

    What I'm Reading
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  • Aug 18

    Using Therapeutic Disclosure to Enforce PC Views of Diversity on Corporate Board

    Using Therapeutic Disclosure to Enforce PC Views of Diversity on Corporate Board
    In today's WSJ, Mike Gonzalez writes that the SEC is planning much more intrusive disclosure rules on boardroom "diversity": “Companies’ disclosures on board diversity in reporting under our current... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Aug 17

    Memo to Students: Don't call me Steve. Or Stephen. And especially not Steven.

    Memo to Students: Don't call me Steve. Or Stephen. And especially not Steven.
    From WSJ Law Blog: When University of Utah law professor Shima Baradaran Baughman introduces herself to her students each year, she refers to herself as “Professor Baughman.” Or “Prof. B.” if she’s... [[ This is…
Rank this Week: 61

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    More sports rules and perverse incentive

    More sports rules and perverse incentive
    Good stories in Slate and NY Mag about the zero-tolerance false-start rules in Olympic track, under which a racer is disqualified if he false-starts. This is the third version of the Olympic rule. Pre-2003, each runner was allowed one false…
  • Aug 16

    Further Thoughts Midway Through RIO 2016

    Further Thoughts Midway Through RIO 2016
    Despite all the naysayers, including me, and dire predictions, the Rio Olympics thus far seem to be rather successful. Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt surely will be remembered 84 years from now when Sports Illustrated opines as to who was the…
  • Aug 11

    New York May Be The Perfect PASPA Challenger

    New York May Be The Perfect PASPA Challenger
    I met New York Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow at a gaming industry conference in Boston last week. Mr. Pretlow, the chair of the Assembly's Racing and Wagering Committee, moderated a panel at the National Conference of Legislators from Gaming…
Rank this Week: 466

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/
  • Aug 16

    Repeat Players in Multidistrict Litigation

    Repeat Players in Multidistrict Litigation
    As our readers surely know, despite its bulky name, multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) is in the news constantly: litigation over Volkswagen's defeat device, GM’s ignition defect, Toyota’s sudden acceleration, asbestos, and medical…
  • Jul 25

    Is this the new face of mass torts?

    Is this the new face of mass torts?
    Sergio Campos has a great new review on JOTWELL of an important report from Adam Zimmerman and Michael Sant'Ambrogio. The report concerns the use of aggregation techniques in administrative agencies and is both conceptually and practically…
  • Jul 2

    Hillel Bavli on the Logic of Comparable-Case Guidance in the Determination of Awards for Pain and Suffering and Punitive Damage

    Hillel Bavli on the Logic of Comparable-Case Guidance in the Determination of Awards for Pain and Suffering and Punitive Damage
    Hillel Bavli (Ph.D. Candidate in Statistics in Law & Governance, Harvard; Counsel, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP) has posted to SSRN his article, The Logic of Comparable-Case Guidance in the Determination of Awards for Pain and…
Rank this Week: 644

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 16

    Canada’s Innovation Strategy Must Stop Tech Troll

    Canada’s Innovation Strategy Must Stop Tech Troll
    Developing a national innovation strategy has been a top priority of Navdeep Bains, Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Bains has created an expert panel, held meetings across the country, and launched a public…
  • Aug 16

    Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Right

    Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Right
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 15, 2016 as Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights Developing a national innovation strategy has been a top priority of Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science…
  • Aug 8

    Government-Backed Study Finds Piracy Fight a Low Priority for Canadian Rights Holder

    Government-Backed Study Finds Piracy Fight a Low Priority for Canadian Rights Holder
    The Canadian government plans to review the state of copyright law next year, but a recent government-commissioned study indicates that fighting piracy is a low priority for rights holders. They prefer to focus on their efforts on generating…
Rank this Week: 267

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Aug 16

    My Amicus in Manuel v. City of Joliet, No. 14-9496: Section 1983 “Malicious Prosecution”

    My Amicus in Manuel v. City of Joliet, No. 14-9496: Section 1983 “Malicious Prosecution”
    As some of you know, I have been arguing for quite some time that the scope of section 1983 should not be governed by tort law. See Nahmod, Section 1983 and the “Background” of Tort Liability, 50 Ind. L.J. 5 (1974). Along the same…
  • Aug 2

    Section 1983 Police Officer Liability for Driving Recklessly

    Section 1983 Police Officer Liability for Driving Recklessly
    Protecting Police Officers from Section 1983 Damages Liability By now, many of us know that section 1983 doctrines are highly protective of police officers sued for violating citizens’ constitutional rights. Fourth Amendment law itself…
  • Jul 6

    What Does It Take to “Shock the Conscience” in the Classroom?

    What Does It Take to “Shock the Conscience” in the Classroom?
    Substantive Due Process and the “Shocks the Conscience” Test Many of us know of the substantive due process test of “shocks the conscience” and the very high hurdle it presents for section 1983 plaintiffs in cases in…
Rank this Week: 1387

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Aug 15

    “Tool Without a Handle” – Tools For Art and Politics, Part 1

    “Tool Without a Handle” – Tools For Art and Politics, Part 1
    “Tool Without a Handle” – Tools For Art and Politics, Part 1 This blog has, to date, primarily focused on the qualities of networked information technologies and regulatory responses to them – in particular qualities…
  • Aug 5

    Strasbourg Court To Hear A Case About Liability For Hyperlinking

    Strasbourg Court To Hear A Case About Liability For Hyperlinking
    Internet case-law of the ECtHR will soon be enriched. Magyar Jeti Zrt v Hungary is a new important pending case. It concerns liability for hyperlinks in the domestic defamation law and its compatibility with freedom of expression.   The…
  • Aug 4

    Unlock the Box Meets Lochner

    Unlock the Box Meets Lochner
    I’m told that August is a slow month in D.C., but there is nevertheless policy drama in the air for the telecommunications and copyright nerds among us. I blogged last week about the battle currently being waged over the FCC’s…
Rank this Week: 1325

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
Rank this Week: 2074

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Aug 15

    Indonesia Upgraded to Category 1

    Indonesia Upgraded to Category 1
    The United States Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly granted Indonesia a Category 1 rating after nearly a decade as a Category 2 state. Under the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, the U.S. government…
  • Jul 28

    Is Aircraft Speed Overregulated?

    Is Aircraft Speed Overregulated?
    In a thought-provoking post over at George Mason University's Mercatus Center, Eli Dourado and Michael Kotrus draw attention to an area of aircraft regulation that is rarely discussed: aircraft speed. The post argues that innovation in air…
  • Jul 27

    EU-US Impasse Over Norwegian Air Shuttle Headed to Arbitration

    EU-US Impasse Over Norwegian Air Shuttle Headed to Arbitration
    The European Commission has informed U.S. officials that it intends to seek via arbitration proceedings a resolution to the dispute over the excessive delay by the U.S. in granting operating permission to Norwegian Air International's Irish…
Rank this Week: 764

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: 912

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/
  • Aug 14

    Experiential Learning Resource

    Experiential Learning Resource
    Looking to add experiential learning to your law school course but not sure where to start or what to add? There’s a list for that! As we start another school year, let me take this chance to mention the list of experiential…
  • Aug 8

    Learning and Teaching – the Progression

    Learning and Teaching – the Progression
    I have become interested in progression and ordering lately.  Not so much with chickens and eggs, but more with respect to progressions used in the classroom.  Traditionally, I would start a class with a case and deploy it to open…
  • Aug 2

    Life balance: Our students recognize false promises and are demanding real changes based on a value set.

    Life balance: Our students recognize false promises and are demanding real changes based on a value set.
    The millennial worker is an educated consumer armed with details about the global economy. They acquire knowledge that provides factual comparisons of how similar professionals work-life is balanced in other countries versus the many demands…
Rank this Week: 809

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/
  • Aug 10

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.
    Here.  For those of us who have lived through depression, it's hard to explain to those who haven't.  Thanks to folks like Stephen Fry, the Bloggess, and Hyperbole and a Half, it's possible to get an inkling of this particular…
  • Jul 24

    Dear Hilton Corporation:

    Dear Hilton Corporation:
    Why is it, that at least one Doubletree, you have set the systems running the televisions (according to the repairperson I met yesterday) to change, at random times, from the channel that I want to watch to the Movie Promo channel, thereby…
  • Jul 24

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.
    On one of our other blogs (here).
Rank this Week: 1091

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: 1749

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/
  • Aug 9

    Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association

    Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association
    Professor Alan Bogg of Oxford has a new paper exploring freedom of association that draws heavily on recent developments in Canada and that engages with the scholarship of University of Toronto law professor Brian Langille.   Alan has…
  • Jul 28

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator
    July 28 2016 An interesting arbitration award was issued the other day that found that the Toronto Transit Commission violated employees’ collective agreement rights and the Human Rights Code in the manner in which it used a…
  • Jul 27

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released
    July 27 2016 The long-awaited Interim report of the Changing Workplaces Review has finally been released. Here it is. It’s well known in the labour law community that the Liberals have had the report for some time but only now, in…
Rank this Week: 1065

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 3625