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WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • May 24

    Some skepticism about bar exam skepticism

    Some skepticism about bar exam skepticism
    The pass rate on the California bar exam last July was the lowest since 1984. This has sent many people scrambling for an explanation for the dive in the pass rate. In reality, however, the reason for the drop is not mysterious. The main…
  • May 16

    Ranking Law Schools by Employment, 2016-2017 Edition

    Ranking Law Schools by Employment, 2016-2017 Edition
    The American Bar Association has released the new 2016 employment data for law schools. Every year, this release prompts significant commentary about how the data should be interpreted. The disclosures contain over 100 categories of…
  • May 5

    Why is Delaware so dominant in corporate law?

    Why is Delaware so dominant in corporate law?
    Why is Delaware so dominant in corporate law? The traditional story among most practicing corporate lawyers is that Delaware's superior corporate law, judiciary, and responsiveness allowed it to win an interstate competition for corporate…
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Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3002

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/
  • May 24

    Wei on Nonprofit CEO Power

    Wei on Nonprofit CEO Power
    Qian Wei has posted CEO Power and Nonprofit Performance: Evidence from Chinese Philanthropic Foundations on SSRN with the following abstract: CEO power and its implications have been largely neglected in research on nonprofit governance. This…
  • May 23

    Alfieri on Anti-Poverty Campaign

    Alfieri on Anti-Poverty Campaign
    Anthony Victor Alfieri has posted Inner-City Anti-Poverty Campaigns on SSRN with the following abstract: This Article offers a defense of outsider, legal-political intervention and community triage in inner-city anti-poverty campaigns under…
  • May 9

    Aprill: Section 501(C)(3) Organizations, Single Member Limited Liability Companies, and Fiduciary Dutie

    Aprill: Section 501(C)(3) Organizations, Single Member Limited Liability Companies, and Fiduciary Dutie
    Ellen Aprill has posted her forthcoming article entitled "Section 501(C)(3) Organizations, Single Member Limited Liability Companies, and Fiduciary Duties" to SSRN. Here is the abstract: Tax-exempt organizations, including section…
Rank this Week: 1253

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • May 24

    Chaffee on the Extraterritorial Application of Private Rights of Action

    Chaffee on the Extraterritorial Application of Private Rights of Action
    I have posted A Call for Legislative Reform: Expanding the Extraterritorial Application of the Private Rights of Action Under Federal Securities Law While Limiting the Scope of Relief Available on SSRN with the following abstract: When the…
  • May 24

    Schulzke & Berger-Walliser on Materiality

    Schulzke & Berger-Walliser on Materiality
    Kurt S. Schulzke and Gerlinde Berger-Walliser have posted Toward a Unified Theory of Materiality in Securities Law on SSRN with the following abstract: In the face of rapidly advancing globalization of capital markets, data, and information…
  • May 24

    Koehler on the FCPA

    Koehler on the FCPA
    Mike Koehler has posted The FCPA's Record-Breaking Year on SSRN with the following abstract: On a number of levels, 2016 was a record-breaking year for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement. This article, part of annual series, highlights…
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • May 24

    COSELL XII

    COSELL XII
    Michael Green (A&M), who obviously has nothing else on his plate, sends us this word of the next COSELL Colloquium: The 12th Annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) will be held September 15 and 16, 2017...
  • May 24

    Call for Papers: Disability Rights Conference in Pretoria

    Call for Papers: Disability Rights Conference in Pretoria
    The call for papers for the annual Centre for Human Rights disability rights conference to be held 7-8 November 2017 at the University of Pretoria is now out on the Centres' website. The theme for the conference this year is...
  • May 22

    Mala Corbin on Clerks, Free Speech, and Marriage License

    Mala Corbin on Clerks, Free Speech, and Marriage License
    Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has just posted a new essay on SSRN that hits several of the workplace social issues sweet spots connected with LGBTQ rights and claims of conscience: A Free Speech Tale of Two County Clerk Refusals,…
Rank this Week: 64

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • May 24

    President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 4

    President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 4
    Political eons ago – 20 days ago, to be precise – President Trump had a successful negotiation of sorts. If you can remember that far back, that’s when the House of Representatives approved a health care bill that Mr. Trump…
  • May 19

    Call for Papers for International Conference on Dispute Resolution

    Call for Papers for International Conference on Dispute Resolution
    Rick Bales shared with me a very intriguing call for papers for a conference in Malaysia on August 9 and 10: https://icdr2017.org/2017/04/27/call-for-papers/ According to the website: The International Conference on Dispute Resolution (ICDR)…
  • May 18

    Readings for Next Year’s Course

    Readings for Next Year’s Course
    Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo have been doing a fabulous service for our community every year by conducting the “Resource Share” sessions at the ABA’s Legal Educators Colloquium.  They not only lead these entertaining…
Rank this Week: 4363

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 24

    Property Law and Consumer Protection: Some Thoughts on Today's Oral Arguments in PHH Corporation v. CFPB

    Property Law and Consumer Protection: Some Thoughts on Today's Oral Arguments in PHH Corporation v. CFPB
    In October 2016, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in PHH Corp. v. CFPB, 839 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2016) struck down a key provision of the Dodd-Frank Act that provided that the director...
  • May 19

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right
    Before my co-blogger Sally Richardson takes over the page with some serious ALPS live-blogging, here's a little something for all the property-commercial law folks (all five of us!)
  • May 17

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant
    Property law produces great characters. Today I have been introduced to yet another great character of property law: Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants. Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants, Abby for short (though I prefer to call her Mrs. Sparklepants because…
Rank this Week: 721

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    The Undocumented Aliens, the State Insurance Database and the Fourth Amendment

    The Undocumented Aliens, the State Insurance Database and the Fourth Amendment
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit: United States v. Broca-Martinez, 2017 WL 1521492 (2017).  As Wikipedia explains, this court is one of several U.S. Courts of Appeals which have…
  • May 15

    Computer Crime, “Using” a Computer and the Motion for Judgment of Acquittal

    Computer Crime, “Using” a Computer and the Motion for Judgment of Acquittal
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon: State v. Tecle, 2017 WL 1929845 (2017). The court begins its opinion by explaining that[d]efendant appeals a judgment of conviction for 18 counts of identity…
  • May 12

    Vandalism, Probation and the Probation Condition

    Vandalism, Probation and the Probation Condition
    This post examines a recent opinion from the California Court of Appeal – Fourth District:  People v. Edwin R., 2017 WL 1507526 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatEdwin R., a juvenile, appeals from a probation…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • May 24

    Clinical Education in Tumultuous time

    Clinical Education in Tumultuous time
    Having recently returned from the AALS Clinical Conference, which was focused on engaging in clinical legal education during tumultuous times, I’ve had a thought percolating, one about which there was little occasion to…
  • May 24

    Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education

    Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education
    Call for Papers The Ethics of Legal Education AALS Section on Professional Responsibility 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA January 3-6, 2018   The Section on Professional Responsibility is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for…
  • May 17

    The Potential Adjunctification of Law School Facultie

    The Potential Adjunctification of Law School Facultie
    Under proposed ABA Standard 403, future law schools could have only a handful of full-time faculty members.  If those full-time faculty members teach the first year curriculum, the proposed Standard allows for upper level classes to be…
Rank this Week: 913

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    EEOC v. McLane Company (9th Cir. - May 24, 2017)

    EEOC v. McLane Company (9th Cir. - May 24, 2017)
    The EEOC wants contact information from the defendant about those female employees the company required to take a strength test (their names, social security numbers, last known address, etc.).  The district court didn't allow the EEOC…
  • May 23

    In Re Marriage of Janes (Cal. Ct. App. - May 23, 2017)

    In Re Marriage of Janes (Cal. Ct. App. - May 23, 2017)
    I think this is a darn good -- and equitable -- opinion by Justice Miller.  The separation agreement was signed in 2010 that says that Wife was entitled to $112,000 of Husband's 401(k) account.  That in turn means that Wife's…
  • May 22

    U.S. v. Loucious (9th Cir. - Feb. 7, 2017)

    U.S. v. Loucious (9th Cir. - Feb. 7, 2017)
    Here's another example of that "liberal" Ninth Circuit.The district court suppresses a defendant's statements because it holds that the police didn't properly advise the defendant of his Miranda rights.The Ninth Circuit reverses.  The…
Rank this Week: 70

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 98

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Now, that's some serious Laffer Curve action ...

    Now, that's some serious Laffer Curve action ...
    Fun detail from Binyamin Applebaum's NYT article describing the sham accounting in the Administration's "budget proposal":Mr. Trump has pledged to end estate taxation. His budget, however, projects that the government will collect more…
  • May 19

    Onward and upwards in my literature book

    Onward and upwards in my literature book
    To my great pleasure and relief, I have finished the latest chapter in my literature book. Its title ended up being: "Anti-Success Manual?: Mark Twain's and Charles Dudley Warner's The Gilded Age."These chapters differ from my prior writing…
  • May 12

    Don't be fooled

    Don't be fooled
    This strikes me as pathetic. What with the rising tide of evidence and speculation about Russian ties and collusion, Trump's tax lawyers have released a one-page letter that says, inter alia, that - subject to admittedly trivial exceptions -…
Rank this Week: 3343

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/
  • May 24

    Call for Papers: AALS Section on Conflict of Law

    Call for Papers: AALS Section on Conflict of Law
    The AALS Section on Conflict of Laws is inviting papers for its annual program at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego (January 3-6, 2018). The full announcement is below: Download Conflicts Section Call for Paper
  • May 24

    Thomas on Wistrich and Rachlinski on Judges and Implicit Bia

    Thomas on Wistrich and Rachlinski on Judges and Implicit Bia
    This week on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Suja Thomas’s essay, What Judges Can Do About Implicit Bias. Suja reviews Andrew Wistrich & Jeffrey Rachlinski’s contribution to a new American Bar Association book entitled Ensuring…
  • May 22

    Big Civil Procedure Day at SCOTUS

    Big Civil Procedure Day at SCOTUS
    Today the Supreme Court issued unanimous decisions in two cases we’ve been covering: Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon (service by mail under the Hague Convention) TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (venue in patent cases)
Rank this Week: 699

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    CFP (at AALS): The 14th Amendment

    CFP (at AALS): The 14th Amendment
    [We have the following announcement.]Call for Papers – AALS 2018 Annual Meeting Joint Program on “Reconstruction: The Second Founding”             The AALS Sections…
  • May 23

    Watson on the Duty to Account

    Watson on the Duty to Account
    In 2016, James Watson, Banco Chambers, published The Duty to Account: Development and Principles with Irwin Law. The book examines the history of the duty of a trustee to account to beneficiaries for his or her administration of a trust.…
  • May 23

    New Online: Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusett

    New Online: Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusett
    Our friend David Warrington writes:An organization to which I belong, the Colonial Society of Massachusetts (whose “chief business is to publish documents related to the early history of Massachusetts”) has just made freely…
Rank this Week: 41

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic
    Kommer v. Bayer Consumer Health, --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2017 WL 2231162, 16 Civ. 1560 (S.D.N.Y. May 18, 2017)Bayer sells Dr. Scholl’s foot care products, including the Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotics Inserts. In many stores, they…
  • May 22

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce
    Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. v. Scranton Products, Inc., 2017 WL 2126320, No. 14-CV-00853 (M.D. Pa. May 16, 2017)In May 2014 SP sued Bobrick, alleging that it “carefully orchestrated a campaign to scare architects, product…
  • May 22

    A box size whopper? Slack fill claims for candy continue

    A box size whopper? Slack fill claims for candy continue
    Bratton v. Hershey Co., 2017 WL 2126864, No. 16–cv–4322 (W.D. Mo. May 16, 2017)Bratton sued over alleged slack fill in Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers candy boxes.  He alleged that:Consumers spend an average of 13 seconds…
Rank this Week: 71

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
  • May 24

    FAN 153 (First Amendment News) POLICYed & Richard Epstein Bring Free-Speech Lessons to Digital Media

    FAN 153 (First Amendment News) POLICYed & Richard Epstein Bring Free-Speech Lessons to Digital Media
    If you watch music videos or wild-animal adventures on YouTube, you may come upon a public-service announcement by, yes, Professor Richard Epstein. Well, sort of — he’s the brain power behind an animated and podcast series on…
  • May 20

    Bushrod Washington on Judicial Modesty

    Bushrod Washington on Judicial Modesty
    I like the following quote from Justice Washington in McFadden v. The Exchange, which was a circuit opinion addressing whether the admiralty jurisdiction could hear a claim that an American vessel was illegally seized by France. It…
  • May 19

    Justice Washington and the Erie Doctrine

    Justice Washington and the Erie Doctrine
    Everyone knows that Erie R.R. Co. v. Tompkins overruled Justice Story’s 1842 opinion in Swift v. Tyson and held that federal courts hearing cases in diversity jurisdiction should use the applicable substantive state law…
Rank this Week: 48

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • May 24

    Veteran ASP Spotlight: Amy L. Jarmon

    Veteran ASP Spotlight: Amy L. Jarmon
    Amy Jarmon is among other things, Editor of the Law School Academic Support Blog. I cannot recall the circumstances surrounding my first encounter with Amy but she is a staple of the ASP community. I have seen her at practically...
  • May 23

    Learning Curve: Call for Proposal

    Learning Curve: Call for Proposal
    Dear Friends & Colleagues: On behalf of ...
  • May 22

    Northeastern Director of Academic Success Program Position

    Northeastern Director of Academic Success Program Position
    Northeastern is searching for a new Director of the Academic Success Program. The position is being advertised as a non-tenure-track faculty position (Associate Teaching Professor) and as an Assistant Dean/Director of the Academic Success…
Rank this Week: 4751

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • May 24

    Trump Budget Would Abandon Public Education for Private Choice

    Trump Budget Would Abandon Public Education for Private Choice
    Trump budget would abandon public education for private choice Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump participate in a round-table discussion during a visit to Saint Andrew Catholic School in Miami. AP Photo/Alex…
  • May 24

    Public Service Loan Forgiveness in the Administration’s Crosshairs By Jonathan D. Glater

    Public Service Loan Forgiveness in the Administration’s Crosshairs By Jonathan D. Glater
    It is just a few pages in the Trump Administration’s budget proposal, but to student borrowers and indebted graduates toiling in public interest jobs that they entered because they expected to have their loans forgiven, they are pages that…
  • May 19

    New Study Finds That Bullying Remains High at School, But Has Declined Over Time

    New Study Finds That Bullying Remains High at School, But Has Declined Over Time
    A new study on bullying at school offers both good and bad news. The bad news is that bullying remains a constant aspect of daily life for many students at school. Anywhere from 13 to 29 percent of students report being bullied in the last…
Rank this Week: 1290

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    A New Tax, Proposed But Rejected . . . Until?

    A New Tax, Proposed But Rejected . . . Until?
    Last week, a reader asked me if I was aware of a tax proposal in Oregon. I was not. The tax, proposed in Oregon House Bill 2877 would have been imposed on motor vehicles 20 years old or older, at the rate of $1,000 every five years. Called an…
  • May 22

    Running Out of Sin Taxe

    Running Out of Sin Taxe
    A few months ago, in If You Want a Professional Sports Team, Pay For It Yourselves; Don’t Grab Tax Dollars, I criticized a major league soccer ownership group for trying to get taxpayers in St. Louis and in Missouri to foot part of the…
  • May 19

    No Tax Benefit for Being Nice

    No Tax Benefit for Being Nice
    Sometimes people decide to do something nice, in a monetary way, and then discover that there is no tax benefit for doing so. If there is a tax benefit, it exists for the recipient of the gesture. For example, a person who makes a gift to a…
Rank this Week: 932

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 23

    The Importance of Reading between the Lines: Strasbourg’s Case for 24

    The Importance of Reading between the Lines: Strasbourg’s Case for 24
    In February this year, Slovenia legalized same-sex marriage. From a European standpoint, this may not seem particularly ground-breaking considering that the Netherlands legalized same-sex marriage in 2001. However, marriage equality has been…
  • May 17

    Postgraduate Colloquium on Frontiers of International Environmental Law

    Postgraduate Colloquium on Frontiers of International Environmental Law
    The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order in collaboration with the Faculty of Law welcome 20 young scholars working in the area of International Law and…
  • May 17

    On the Job! Director of the Indiana University Mexico Gateway

    On the Job! Director of the Indiana University Mexico Gateway
    On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows: ► Applications are welcome from for the position of Director of the Indiana University Mexico Gateway.  The holder of this position will principally work from the…
Rank this Week: 27

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 23

    First Amendment’s Outward Creep Makes It Harder to Hold Platforms Accountable

    First Amendment’s Outward Creep Makes It Harder to Hold Platforms Accountable
    Today, the Stanford Law Review published my very first single-authored publication, “Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core: The Ascendant Libertarian Speech Tradition.” This article contributes to the legal scholarly…
  • May 23

    Government Hacking: Evidence and Vulnerability Disclosure in Court

    Government Hacking: Evidence and Vulnerability Disclosure in Court
    On April 5, CIS and Mozilla hosted the final event in a series of discussions designed to identify and debate important policy issues related to the practice of government hacking. This event focused on evidentiary issues and court disclosure…
  • May 9

    CIS Progress in Unsealing Surveillance Record

    CIS Progress in Unsealing Surveillance Record
    In September 2016, we filed a Petition in the Northern District of California (the federal district court for the Bay Area and much of Northern California) asking the court to unseal years’ worth of surveillance matters filed there. We…
Rank this Week: 2065

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/
Rank this Week: 101

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • May 23

    Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the United State

    Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the United State
    Amnesty International (May 23, 2107): Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the United States: Amnesty International has issued a new report that looks at the impact of pregnancy criminalization laws in the U.S.…
  • May 17

    Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid

    Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid
    Washington Post (May 15, 2017): Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid, by Ariana Eunjung Cha and Carol Morello: On Monday, President Trump's executive order blocking U.S. aid to groups that counsel or…
  • May 16

    Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mothers's Day

    Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mothers's Day
    Mother Jones (May 12, 2017): Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mother's Day, by Brandon E. Patterson: Organized around Mother's Day, National Black Mamas Bail Out Day raised nearly $500,000 to bail out over 50 women around the...
Rank this Week: 30

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • May 23

    EEOC Seeks Rehearing En Banc in 9th Cir Decision Finding Unequal Pay Based on Salary History Alone is not Gender Discrimination

    EEOC Seeks Rehearing En Banc in 9th Cir Decision Finding Unequal Pay Based on Salary History Alone is not Gender Discrimination
    The EEOC has petitioned for rehearing en banc in the 9th Circuit's decision in Rizo v. Yovino (Apr. 27, 2017) holding that pay a woman less than men doing the same job because of their different salary histories was not...<img…
  • May 18

    Gender Policy Report Online Platform to Analyze New Proposed Government Policie

    Gender Policy Report Online Platform to Analyze New Proposed Government Policie
    The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota has created an online platform called The Gender Policy Report that will analyze the policies that will be proposed by the US federal government in this new administration…
  • May 18

    French Cabinet is Fifty Percent Women

    French Cabinet is Fifty Percent Women
    The new French President has appointed women to 50% of his cabinet, as did Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Macron Cabinet: Women are Half of France's New Ministers French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced…
Rank this Week: 3237

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/
  • May 23

    Trump’s Blue Collar Posturing

    Trump’s Blue Collar Posturing
    Alfred Lubrano’s father was a bricklayer in Brooklyn. As an adult, Lubrano became a newsman and author. In his book, Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams (John Wiley & Sons, 2004), Lubrano comments that in the…
  • May 23

    Justice Kennedy has added some suspense…

    Justice Kennedy has added some suspense regarding the future of gerrymandering, and therefore the future of Republican domination of state and federal legislatures. For my discussion on The Hill.com, click on Will the Supreme Court Draw…
  • May 16

    What’s to blame for our divided nation? The cause can also be the cure

    What’s to blame for our divided nation? The cause can also be the cure
    Woops! Because the original post was illegible and the link broken, I’m reposting this link to my description of the law’s contribution the polarization of America. Here, I hope, is a working link : “What’s…
Rank this Week: 4759

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • May 23

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down
    Trac reports - "The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first six months of FY 2017 the government reported 152 new environment prosecutions. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual…
  • May 20

    Pucker Up Buttercups: It's Mueller Time

    Pucker Up Buttercups: It's Mueller Time
    Scattershooting, while wondering whatever happened to John B. Henderson. The appointment of Bob Mueller as Special Counsel sends an unmistakable signal to every politico, white collar lawyer and potential target in DC. It's time to get…
  • May 18

    Another Major Corruption Scandal Hits Brazil

    Another Major Corruption Scandal Hits Brazil
    As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, the Second Global White Collar Crime Institute will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 7-8, 2017 at the Law Offices of Trench Rossi Watanabe. The program for the...
Rank this Week: 158

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/
Rank this Week: 5185

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/
  • May 23

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Professional Responsibility The Ethics of Legal Education 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA January 3-6, 2018 The Section on Professional Responsibility is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the…
  • May 22

    Flynn's 5th Am. Claim Will Not Protect Him

    Flynn's 5th Am. Claim Will Not Protect Him
    General Flynn has reportedly declined to comply with a subpoena for documents, citing the 5th amendment's privilege against self-incrimination. But the privilege does not protect the documents here. At most it will protect the act of…
  • May 12

    Applying Rule 8.4(g) to Closing Argument

    Applying Rule 8.4(g) to Closing Argument
    According to the ABA Journal, a Tennessee lawyer representing a defendant charged with rape made the following comment in closing argument: "People can be very good at lying. Women can be especially good at it because they’re the weaker…
Rank this Week: 175

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 22

    Justice Alito on the growing threat to religious liberty

    Justice Alito on the growing threat to religious liberty
    From the WSJ: Reports KYW Newsradio: Alito, a South Jersey native, spoke candidly about what he perceives as persistent attacks on free-speech rights and religious liberty. A Roman Catholic himself,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 18

    Is "Corporate Governance" a branch of "Moral Psychology"?

    Is &quot;Corporate Governance&quot; a branch of &quot;Moral Psychology&quot;?
    Alan Palmiter has a wonderful new paper out, which I liked immensely. Corporate Governance as Moral Psychology (May 6, 2017). Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 17

    Keith Paul Bishops questions the defunct Harvard Shareholder Rights Project

    Keith Paul Bishops questions the defunct Harvard Shareholder Rights Project
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Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    My European Speaking Trip

    My European Speaking Trip
    For people interested in attending, here is the list of the open talks:Gothenburg, Sweden, May 24, 18:00 CEST"A World of Strong Privacy: Anarcho-Capitalism Online"Allégården, Södra Allégatan 4, GothenburgFacebook…
  • May 14

    The Most Exciting Maybe of the Year

    The Most Exciting Maybe of the Year
    A  link in a recent post on my favorite blog took me to a piece on a recent article from the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. It describes a procedure which appears to reverse aging in mice. These are early results, they might…
  • May 13

    Something Different. Or Maybe Not.

    Something Different. Or Maybe Not.
    My younger son writes, among other things, fiction set in the world of super heroes and super villains. This morning he pointed me at someone else's work in that genre, a novella: Interviewing Leather. I read it.The narrator is a reporter…
Rank this Week: 1103

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/
  • May 20

    All In the Family?

    All In the Family?
    While Priscilla Delmaro was in jail awaiting trial on fraud charges in 2015, her mother-in-law Christine Evans kept her fortunetelling parlor open. Eventually law enforcement came for her, also. She was arrested for fortunetelling and fraud,…
  • May 2

    Mateusz and Mateusz on The Relationship Between Law and Magic: Preliminary Remark

    Mateusz and Mateusz on The Relationship Between Law and Magic: Preliminary Remark
    ICYMI: Pękala Mateusz and Stępień Mateusz, The Relationshiop Between Law and Magic: Preliminary Remarks, in Towards An Anthropology of the Legal Field: Critiques and Case Studies (T. Ledvinka, Prague: 2012), at 24-34. Here's the text of…
  • Apr 29

    Toronto Police Arrest Another Individual for Witchcraft

    Toronto Police Arrest Another Individual for Witchcraft
    Yet another witchcraft practitioner story out of Canada--this one from Toronto. Police have charged Murali Muthyalu (Master Raghav) for violating the Criminal Code of Canada, R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46, Sec. 365, Pretending to practice witchcraft,…
Rank this Week: 522

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/
  • May 19

    The Present State and Future Prospects of the International Competition Network (ICN)

    The Present State and Future Prospects of the International Competition Network (ICN)
    Introduction The International Competition Network (ICN), a “virtual” organization comprised of most of the world’s competition (antitrust) agencies and expert non-governmental advisors (NGAs), held its Sixteenth Annual…
  • May 18

    The Internet Conduct Rule Must Die

    The Internet Conduct Rule Must Die
    It’s fitting that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently compared his predecessor’s jettisoning of the FCC’s light touch framework for Internet access regulation without hard evidence to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s James…
  • May 9

    A Brief Assessment of the Procompetitive Effects of Organizational Restructuring in the Ag-Biotech Industry

    A Brief Assessment of the Procompetitive Effects of Organizational Restructuring in the Ag-Biotech Industry
    Today the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) Antitrust and Consumer Protection Research Program released a new white paper by Geoffrey A. Manne and Allen Gibby entitled: A Brief Assessment of the Procompetitive…
Rank this Week: 208

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/
  • May 18

    Puerto Rico Bankruptcy: More on Audio

    Puerto Rico Bankruptcy: More on Audio
    As my last post mentioned, release of hearing audio recordings does not appear to be standard practice in the District of Puerto Rico district court. But that isn't for lack of authority within that court. Standing Order 8, adopted in...
  • May 15

    Midland Got It Right (Sort Of)

    Midland Got It Right (Sort Of)
    The Supreme Court got it right in Midland Funding LLC v. Johnson, which holds that it is not a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to file a proof of claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy based on...
  • May 15

    Kindred Nursing Centers--More on Arbitration and State Contract Law

    Kindred Nursing Centers--More on Arbitration and State Contract Law
    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Kindred Nursing v Clark, an arbitration case in which the Kentucky Supreme Court declined to enforce arbitration agreements between a nursing home and two patients. The agreements had been executed by…
Rank this Week: 122

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/
  • May 18

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor &amp; Immigration
    Please see my post at the Agricultural Law blog. And for further reading and research:César Chávez & the United Farm Workers… and the Struggle of Farm Workers in the U.S. — A Basic Bibliography Beyond…
  • May 15

    Nakba Day, May 15 (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakba, meaning ‘Day of the Catastrophe’)

    Nakba Day, May 15 (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakba, meaning ‘Day of the Catastrophe’)
    “By the end of the wars of 1947-49, an estimated 750,000 Palestinians had either fled Palestine or been expelled from their homes by the Haganah. Palestinians … call this seminal happening the Nakba, or the Great Catastrophe.…
  • May 3

    Resistance & Revolutionary Aspirations in the Middle East: some recent title

    Resistance &amp; Revolutionary Aspirations in the Middle East: some recent title
    I want to draw your attention to some books that fall, loosely (e.g., may be indirectly relevant to…), under the heading, “resistance and revolutionary aspirations in the Middle East.” The list is confined to books…
Rank this Week: 2067

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/
  • May 18

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor &amp; Immigration
    At Food Politics, Marion Nestle shares an interview with Tom Nassif, the CEO of the Western Growers. “Nassif represents this trade association for industrial agricultural producers in the West and Southwest. He discusses how immigration…
  • May 15

    Profiles in Corruption and Hypocrisy

    Profiles in Corruption and Hypocrisy
    Where to begin? Well, it is now well known that the House Health Care Bill is designed to cut health care and predominantly reward the wealthy with $880 billion dollars in tax cuts. This is accomplished by cutting Medicaid (protecting the…
  • May 15

    Nakba Day, May 15 (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakba, ‘Day of the Catastrophe’)

    Nakba Day, May 15 (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakba, ‘Day of the Catastrophe’)
    “By the end of the wars of 1947-49, an estimated 750,000 Palestinians had either fled Palestine or been expelled from their homes by the Haganah. Palestinians … call this seminal happening the Nakba, or the Great Catastrophe.…
Rank this Week: 942

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
  • May 17

    True Grit

    True Grit
    If you had to choose a law partner from the characters in Better Call Saul, who would you choose? I’d pick Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn).  When you consider the alternatives it’s really an easy decision,  When he’s not…
  • May 1

    Creating the Future

    Creating the Future
    James Lorenz died  earlier this year. In the late 1960s  Lorenz  showed  himself to be one of the most important  social entrepreneurs of the second half of the Twentieth Century.  A 26 year old associate in a…
  • Apr 15

    Fake Justice

    Fake Justice
    Donald  Trump has ushered in the era of “fake news.” The only question is whether we should view Trump himself as  its creator  or its victim.  Now we see a parallel problem with Trump’s Attorney General…
Rank this Week: 3173

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 565

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/
  • May 13

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 3--Criminal Justice)

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 3--Criminal Justice)
    We've seen how the Scalia-esque approach to judicial decision-making avowed by now-Justice Gorsuch would have precluded cherished landmarks in American history. [See Part 2; Part 1.] His "focusing backward, not forward," insisting…
  • May 8

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 2)

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 2)
    It's now Justice Neil Gorsuch, having been confirmed by the Senate following the Republicans' deployment of the nuclear option. I've been tied up with (over)commitments--not that I could have affected the outcome--but let's continue with this…
  • Apr 12

    Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, RIP

    Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, RIP
    Shocking, tragic, and heartbreaking. Those are the first words that come to mind in reacting to the loss of Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam. She was an absolutely lovely person and a magnificent judge. She was loved and admired by…
Rank this Week: 5085

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/
  • May 12

    Iowa Class Action Against Grain Plant Affirmed

    Iowa Class Action Against Grain Plant Affirmed
    An Iowa class action (subject to CAFA's local class exception) has been approved by the Iowa Supreme Court. Here is the report from Iowa radio. You can find the opinion here: Freeman v. Grain Processing Corporation. The court considers…
  • Apr 26

    BMS v. California - Oral Argument Yesterday

    BMS v. California - Oral Argument Yesterday
    Yesterday the Supreme Court held oral arguments in a personal jurisdiction case involving purchasers of the drug Plavix who bought the drug in Ohio but wanted to join a suit in California where the company does almost 1 billion dollars...
  • Apr 4

    HR 985 and Congress's Judicial Mistrust

    HR 985 and Congress's Judicial Mistrust
    With everything else that's dominated the news, it's easy to place the "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act" on the back burner. But to forget that it's still an active bill (having now passed the House and pending before the...
Rank this Week: 308

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • May 12

    Save the Date: December 2018 Global Legal Skills Conference in Melbourne, Australia

    Save the Date: December 2018 Global Legal Skills Conference in Melbourne, Australia
    The 13th Global Legal Skills Conference will be held at Melbourne Law School from December 10-12, 2018.
  • May 11

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law, with more than 20,000 members around the world, has some of the most interesting and productive conferences you'll find. Here's a list of upcoming events. Visit the ABA Section of…
  • May 5

    Cleveland-Marshall Announces New Dean

    Cleveland-Marshall Announces New Dean
    The Cleveland State University Board of Trustees announced that the next dean of the Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall School of Law will be the current interim dean, former Ohio Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher. Dean Fisher is…
Rank this Week: 386

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

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

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • May 10

    Animal Law Grants!

    Animal Law Grants!
    David Cassuto From the email (with a huge hats off to Prof. Taimie Bryant at UCLA): Thanks to generous funding from Mr. Bob Barker, UCLA Law School is pleased to offer the Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program (“UCLA ALP…
  • May 10

    Totally Excellent Conference in Australia: Center for Compassionate Conservation, November 2017

    Totally Excellent Conference in Australia: Center for Compassionate Conservation, November 2017
    David Cassuto Yet another reason to be in Australia this November…  Please consider giving a paper (details for abstract submission below) or just come and enjoy.  [Full disclosure: Our hero will deliver a keynote] 2017…
  • Apr 28

    Webinar on Animals as Sentient Being

    Webinar on Animals as Sentient Being
    David Cassuto From the email: The law has recognised animals as “sentient” beings, so … … this is how that change affects how you can use animals for food, ​​entertainment, companionship, service…
Rank this Week: 4798

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 10

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage
    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes the recent conviction of Code Pink Protestor Desiree Fairooz after the media suggested she had been arrested merely for, “laughing at Jeff Sessions” during a Congressional…
  • Apr 27

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter
    See Dear Berekely: Even Ann Coulter deserves free speech. There has been a wave of violent outbursts against conservative speakers during the 2016 election season, including violent protestors at Berkeley driving Milo Yiannopolous off campus…
  • Apr 21

    Building a Slippery Slope to Code

    Building a Slippery Slope to Code
    by Jay Marshall Wolman I’ve been following the efforts of Carl Malamud and Public.Resource.Org to free the law.  In short, and inadequately summarized, sometimes lawmakers incorporate by reference or otherwise make part of the law…
Rank this Week: 704

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • May 9

    On another difference between Vancouver and Oxford (England) driver

    On another difference between Vancouver and Oxford (England) driver
    I've classified this one under "general interest" and "attempt at humour", with the attempt implicit. Some generalisations are true and telling. I'm not yet sure, though, what the one I'm about to write about is telling…
  • Apr 16

    Careers in Law

    Careers in Law
    This is three years old, but still applicable today:
  • Apr 7

    Thanks and Happy 150th!

    Thanks and Happy 150th!
    Today, we offer our gratitude. Thanks to all of you who have clicked, shared, liked, retweeted, and otherwise gotten involved with this year’s Law and Social Media project. Special thanks go out to our interviewees, who have braved the…
Rank this Week: 902