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Empirical Legal Studies

Empirical Legal Studies

Covers emerging empirical legal scholarship, conference updates and empirical claims. Edited by Professors Michael Heise, Theodore Eisenberg, William Ford, Sara Benesh, William Henderson, Frank Cross, Carolyn Shapiro, anbd Christopher Zorn

http://www.elsblog.org/the_empirical_legal_studi/
  • Apr 14

    (Animated) Stata Graphic

    (Animated) Stata Graphic
    Stata's graphics capabilities--while certainly powerful--have always struck me as unduly complicated, certainly when it comes to coding graph commands. Consequently, it is with trepidation that I note a recent Stata Blog posting that…
  • Apr 9

    An Empirical Perspective on Conventional Wisdoms Relating to US Incarceration Rate

    An Empirical Perspective on Conventional Wisdoms Relating to US Incarceration Rate
    Conventional wisdom about US incarceration rates during the past few decades emphasizes the war on drugs. In a recent essay, Escaping from the Standard Story: Why the Conventional Wisdom on Prison Growth is Wrong, and Where We Can Go from...
  • Apr 3

    On Picking Winners and Loser

    On Picking Winners and Loser
    In an interesting exchange between Jacob Felson and Andrew Gelman, Gelman recommends resisting the urge to "adjudicate" competing interpretations of results (or, more specifically, "picking" one significant variable as a…
Rank this Week: 1997

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister and Dave Owen.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Apr 11

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law
    Today I will be blogging live from the Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium held at Widener Law in Delaware. A live feed of the conference is available here. A remarkable group of scholars from all over the world have converged…
  • Apr 9

    Energy Law Symposium on Emerging Business and Regulatory Model

    Energy Law Symposium on Emerging Business and Regulatory Model
    The San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law just announced its upcoming symposium. Here's the conference description and a call for papers: Proposals Due: Monday, April 21, 2014 On Friday, November 7, 2014, the University of San Diego…
  • Apr 8

    Why Take Environmental Law?

    Why Take Environmental Law?
    Across the country, law students are registering for their fall courses, and some of them are choosing whether or not to take environmental law. This, then, is a good time to make the case for enrolling in the course. The...
Rank this Week: 2000

Equal Vote

Equal Vote

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By Michael E. Moritz College of Law Professor Dan Tokaji.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 1876

Equity is Swell

Equity is Swell

Covers equity and equitable remedies. By Professor Stephen Spitz.

http://equityisswell.com/
  • Feb 14

    Judge Simmons’ Opinion in Pelham Spring Homeowners’ Association

    Judge Simmons’ Opinion in Pelham Spring Homeowners’ Association
    From time to time, as readers of this blog are well aware, I have the great privilege and honor of being asked by some Judges in South Carolina to look at recent decisions in property and equity that – one way or another – raise…
  • Sep 17

    Judge Spence’s Orders in Two Interesting Recent Property Case

    Judge Spence’s Orders in Two Interesting Recent Property Case
    The Honorable James Spence, Master In Equity in Lexington County, South Carolina, was kind enough to come down to Charleston from Lexington and give a special lecture to my Real Estate Transactions Class on some property cases that he had…
  • Jun 4

    Judge Richard Gergel’s Opening Comments at the Law and Society Symposium on Religion and the Law

    Judge Richard Gergel’s Opening Comments at the Law and Society Symposium on Religion and the Law
    The Honorable Judge Richard Gergel, sitting Federal District Court Judge here in Charleston, S.C., gave a very memorable set of Opening Comments recently at the Law and Society Symposium about the history of the City where this Law School…
Rank this Week: 3153

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

By John Marshall Law School Professor Colin Miller, with Contributing Editors and Professors David Leonard, Joelle Moreno, and Myrna Raeder

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Apr 15

    United We Stand: New Jersey Proposes Unified Mental Health Services Provider Evidentiary Privilege

    United We Stand: New Jersey Proposes Unified Mental Health Services Provider Evidentiary Privilege
    According to an article in the New Jersey Law Journal, A new rule being proposed in New Jersey would create a “unified mental health service provider evidentiary privilege”—an effort to reorganize the present patchwork of privileges…
  • Apr 14

    Intriguing Empirical Study of Prior Conviction Impeachment

    Intriguing Empirical Study of Prior Conviction Impeachment
    Kathryn Stanchi (Temple) and Deirdre Bowen (Seattle) recently posted a paper on SSRN summarizing the findings of an experiment they ran on the impact of prior convictions in a mock civil trial. This is Your Sword: How Damaging are Prior...
  • Apr 14

    Character Evidence in the Oscar Pistorius Trial?

    Character Evidence in the Oscar Pistorius Trial?
    Those following the high profile South African murder prosecution of Oscar Pistorius, likely noticed that the trial includes proof of a number of instances of gun violence unrelated to the charged murder. Apparently this evidence is…
Rank this Week: 609

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Apr 10

    Sounding Like a Candidate, Clarke Asks, Where’s the Plan for Milwaukee?

    Sounding Like a Candidate, Clarke Asks, Where’s the Plan for Milwaukee?
    He said hardly anything about running the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department or the controversies he is involved in within county government. The policy area he talked about the most was education. And he spoke a lot about the…
  • Apr 10

    MULS to Welcome Professor Linda Edwards in Fall 2014

    MULS to Welcome Professor Linda Edwards in Fall 2014
    Marquette University Law School’s legal writing professors are pleased to announce that Professor Linda Edwards, E.L. Cord Foundation Professor of Law at University of Nevada Las Vegas, will be joining us as a Boden Visiting Professor…
  • Apr 9

    “You Betcha” and Other Wisdom from Education Conference at Eckstein Hall

    “You Betcha” and Other Wisdom from Education Conference at Eckstein Hall
    Can we expect kids living in impoverished central cities to have the same levels of educational success as other kids? “You betcha,” answered Michael Casserly. I’m reluctant to reduce three hours of insightful conversation…
Rank this Week: 4661

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/
  • Apr 15

    Canada's Third National Policy — Required Reading for All Canadian

    Canada's Third National Policy — Required Reading for All Canadian
    Rod Macdonald & Bob Wolfe's "Canada's Third National Policy" is an essay every Canadian should read, and an idea every Canadian should embrace, particularly in our current political climate where both the government and…
  • Apr 12

    Sonia Paton RIP

    Sonia Paton RIP
    It seems to be the week of sadness. Our incoming dean's beloved mother Sonia Paton passed away a few days ago. If you are in the Toronto area, or otherwise, this information may be useful: 'Vichnaya Pamyat.' Visitation at Turner...
  • Apr 10

    Flaherty RIP

    Flaherty RIP
    Public office can take a toll on one's health. Countless politicians have experienced health issues due to the hours upon hours of work and meetings that they must endure. Jim Flaherty was no different. He served his province and country,...
Rank this Week: 685

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 148

Failed Evidence

Failed Evidence

Covers arrests, prosecutions, and news relating to: criminal court cases, scientific evidence, eyewitness evidence, exonerated convicts, innocence, injustice, and the law enforcement system's general resistance to science. By David A. Harris.

http://failedevidence.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 2

    Assuring Conviction Integrity with a Systems Error Reduction Approach

    Assuring Conviction Integrity with a Systems Error Reduction Approach
    Those of you who follow this blog have read (e.g., here and here) about conviction integrity units (CIUs): small groups of attorneys in a district attorney’s office who have the mission of investigating claims of wrongful…
  • Feb 5

    Exoneration Report for 2013: Behind the Headlines, Two Significant Finding

    Exoneration Report for 2013: Behind the Headlines, Two Significant Finding
    On February 4, the National Registry of Exonerations published its yearly report for 2013.  The Registry, a joint project of the University of Michigan Law School and the Center for Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University Law…
  • Jan 22

    National Commission on Forensic Science: A Step Toward National Standard

    National Commission on Forensic Science: A Step Toward National Standard
    Following up on my last post, in which I asked why there were still no national standards for forensic science five years after the National Academy of Sciences’2009 report Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States, and with…
Rank this Week: 3330

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Professor Andrea B. Carrol of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University and Professor Margaret Ryznar of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 15

    College Debt Division at Divorce

    College Debt Division at Divorce
    From the Wall Street Journal: In many states, divorce courts have the discretion to divide marital property in a holistic way. That means that if the educational debt is considered marital property, they have the option of taking into…
  • Apr 14

    Fighting Divorce

    Fighting Divorce
    From the Washington Post: For years, social conservatives have been fighting to prevent certain people from getting married. But they’re waging a parallel battle, too: Trying to keep married couples together. In cooperation with the Family…
  • Apr 12

    Taxes after Love

    Taxes after Love
    From Reuters: "Conscious uncoupling" might become all the rage now that actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin have announced they are separating in a cooperative and respectful way. But there is nothing touchy feely…
Rank this Week: 2002

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2184

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 2455

Food Law Prof Blog

Food Law Prof Blog

By Professor Donna Byrne.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/foodlaw/
  • Jan 14

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Food & Drug Law Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Food & Drug Law Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Sep 18

    About Food Law Prof Blog

    About Food Law Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Food Law Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
Rank this Week: 1057

from milan to mumbai

from milan to mumbai

Post and riposte from a resolutely cranky but creative law professor, emphasizing international and comparative tax law... by Michael Livingston

http://mikelivingston.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 8

    welcome back and thoughts on the election

    welcome back and thoughts on the election
    I’m reviving my blog to make a couple of comments about the election and because I’ll be traveling again soon, always a good time for posting.   Some of these are comments I’ve already posted on Facebook et al.   Here we…
  • Dec 29

    The Travails of the "Ultra-Orthodox"

    The Travails of the "Ultra-Orthodox"
    Stories have been floating around the international media about various outrages attributed to Haredim or "ultra-orthodox" Jews in Jerusalem and other cities.   These include forced segregation of men and women on buses, efforts to keep…
  • Nov 28

    Israel: my last few day

    Israel: my last few day
    My class is over and I'm using the last three days to see parts of Israel that I might otherwise miss.   Last night I headed to Jerusalem for a workshop at the Van Leer Institute on Arab and Jewish demography, not normally one of my core…
Rank this Week: 3939

Georgetown Law Faculty Blog

Georgetown Law Faculty Blog

Blog for various Georgetown Law faculty to post about legal topics of interest.

http://gulcfac.typepad.com/georgetown_university_law/
  • Jun 13

    Cost-Benefit Jumps the Shark

    Cost-Benefit Jumps the Shark
    The Department of Justice's Economic Analysis of Prison Rape by Lisa Heinzerling Despite initial signs suggesting a different path, the Obama Administration has promoted the role of cost-benefit analysis in regulatory policy as fiercely as…
  • Jun 6

    Antibiotics, Animals, and Agency Discretion

    Antibiotics, Animals, and Agency Discretion
    by Lisa Heinzerling When an agency defends over three decades of inaction on an important problem by saying that acting would take too long, one hopes a judge reviewing the agency's inaction will see through the pretense. This is exactly what…
  • Sep 2

    Ozone Madne

    Ozone Madne
    (The following post corrects two small factual errors in the original post.) by Lisa Heinzerling Today, President Obama announced that he had asked EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the final National Ambient Air Quality Standard…
Rank this Week: 2683

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 1896

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Feb 27

    Tikkun Olam In Action

    Tikkun Olam In Action
    In response to my post about Lisa’s lung cancer, we have received hundreds of supportive emails, phone calls, office visits, Facebook comments, retweets and other expressions of support. I’m sorry we haven’t been able to…
  • Feb 25

    My Wife Has Lung Cancer. Read Her Story

    My Wife Has Lung Cancer. Read Her Story
    Nothing in life prepared me for the moment when the doctor told me my wife Lisa had lung cancer. We knew something was wrong with her; she had a persistent cough for weeks that the doctors couldn’t fix. But lung...
  • Feb 21

    Why I No Longer Respond to Unsolicited Inquiries About Legal Matter

    Why I No Longer Respond to Unsolicited Inquiries About Legal Matter
    Several times a week, I get emails (and occasionally phone calls) from people inquiring about legal topics and asking me a question. If you’re reading this post, chances are you’ve made such an inquiry to me. Often, due to my...
Rank this Week: 2429

GreenLaw

GreenLaw

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

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Mar 31

    Chevron Step II with Teeth

    Chevron Step II with Teeth
    This is a post for Ad-law geeks. The Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic just won its case challenging the EPA Water Transfer Rule on behalf of Trout Unlimited, Waterkeeper Alliance and Hudson Riverkeeper. The Clinic has been representing…
  • Mar 21

    The Public Trust in Action: Public Trust and the Sheriff’s Deputy

    The Public Trust in Action: Public Trust and the Sheriff’s Deputy
    Under the Public Trust doctrine, navigable waters are held in an inalienable trust by State government.  Members of the public have a right to transit by boat on  waters susceptible to navigation.  This is true even where both…
  • Mar 14

    Agency Capture in the Carolina

    Agency Capture in the Carolina
    Newly released e-mails show that when Duke Energy received notice that several citizens groups (including Waterkeeper Alliance and several North Carolina Waterkeeper organizations) were planning to sue it for Clean Water Act violations at its…
Rank this Week: 465

Grotian Moment: The International…

Grotian Moment: The International War Crimes Trial Blog

Case Western University Law School's blawg on international war crimes trials.

http://law.case.edu/saddamtrial/
  • Jul 29

    Human Rights Watch Report Assessing the Taylor Trial

    Human Rights Watch Report Assessing the Taylor Trial
    Human Rights Watch recently released a report entitled "Even a 'Big Man' Must Face Justice": Lessons from the Trial of Charles Taylor. A copy of that report is available here: HRW Report on Taylor Trial. Below is the announcement from Human…
  • Jul 28

    The Law's Long Arm and the Mighty Pen: Justice for Ratko Mladic

    The Law's Long Arm and the Mighty Pen: Justice for Ratko Mladic
    A former war crimes prosecution attorney and PILPG advisory board member reflects on the arrest of Ratko Mladic, alleged mastermind of the Srebrenica genocide. It is not often when one man is able to unite officials on both sides of the…
  • Feb 15

    Piracy Prosecutions in the Seychelle

    Piracy Prosecutions in the Seychelle
    By Cameron MacLeod Since early 2010, the Seychelles has become the hub for prosecution of Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles recently enacted a statute giving its courts universal jurisdiction to prosecute pirates brought to…
Rank this Week: 4429

Gustavo Pamplona

Gustavo Pamplona

Direito Publico: constitucional, administrativo, ambiental e tributario.

http://gpamplona.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Stillno reply from you yet?

    Stillno reply from you yet?
    Hello, You still have not responded to my first email after i have explained in detail the issue of your family perceived estate.Try and get back to me as soon as possible so that we can forge ahead on this issue immediately. Ala. [[ This…
  • Mar 18

    Piscinas desbordantes, Piscinas de arena, Piscinas ecológicas, Parques acuáticos y SPA

    Piscinas desbordantes, Piscinas de arena, Piscinas ecológicas, Parques acuáticos y SPA
      SPACIOTERMAL Piscinas desbordantes, Piscinas de arena, Piscinas ecológicas, Parques acuáticos y SPAs   You are subscribed as gpamplona1.postsbyemail@blogger.com …
  • Feb 3

    ESPECIAL PISCINAS ECOLOGICAS

    ESPECIAL PISCINAS ECOLOGICAS
      SPACIOTERMAL ESPECIAL PISCINAS ECOLOGICAS   You are subscribed as gpamplona1.postsbyemail@blogger.com Estimado cliente / colaborador, Spacio termal tiene más 30…
Rank this Week: 4216

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

From the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law.

http://haifalawfaculty.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 804

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

By University of Cincinnati Law Professor S. Elizabeth Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Apr 11

    The Game of Succession

    The Game of Succession
    It is almost always dramatic when a well-known figure resigns. So it was this week, one leader gone and another swiftly nominated. Almost inevitably the process and new nominee were subject to conservative sniping. Then, Secretary Sebelius…
  • Apr 10

    Health Insurance, Socioeconomic Status, and Health

    Health Insurance, Socioeconomic Status, and Health
    Earlier this week, I wrote about the link between health insurance and health and suggested that socioeconomic factors such as education and wealth can be much more important for health than access to health care. There are some interesting…
  • Apr 9

    Guest Blogger Professor Mary Crossley: The Rankings are Here!

    Guest Blogger Professor Mary Crossley: The Rankings are Here!
    No, not those rankings that law professors love to hate, the rankings published by the (former) magazine that shall not be named. I’m talking about the County Health Rankings, released on March 26th. For the fifth year, the Robert Wood...
Rank this Week: 2082

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Apr 4

    Harold Ramis’ Copyright Trilogy

    Harold Ramis’ Copyright Trilogy
    by Julie Cromer Young When Harold Ramis died in late February, I reflected upon his long career in comedic acting and film. As a much less successful alumna of the comedy classes offered by Second City, I appreciate the subtle but hilarious…
  • Apr 4

    Prof. Julie Cromer Young of Thomas Jefferson School of Law to join Hearsay Culture

    Prof. Julie Cromer Young of Thomas Jefferson School of Law to join Hearsay Culture
    Since the founding of the show and this website, Hearsay Culture has been singularly focused on the radio show/podcast content. I have very occasionally blogged, and less so in recent years. For the most part, the absence of blog posts has…
  • Mar 29

    Hearsay Culture now airing on Freirad 105.9 radio, Innsbruck, Austria

    Hearsay Culture now airing on Freirad 105.9 radio, Innsbruck, Austria
    I’m thrilled to announce that Hearsay Culture will now be airing monthly on Freirad community radio, Innsbruck, Austria! Freirad will be selecting one show per month to air on Wednesdays at 2pm (local time). Next week’s selection…
Rank this Week: 2659

Higher Ed Law Prof Blog

Higher Ed Law Prof Blog

By Professors James Ottavio Castagnera and Patrick J. Cihon.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/highered/
  • May 9

    About This Blog

    About This Blog
    The Law Professors Blogs Network is looking for faculty to launch an education law blog. If you would like more information about what this entails, please email Paul Caron at paul.caron@uc.edu
  • May 8

    Event: SHRM Garden State Council Annual Expo - A call for paper

    Event: SHRM Garden State Council Annual Expo - A call for paper
    Dear Jim, Set your compass to join us on November 3rd and 4th for the Garden State Council-SHRM 17th Annual Conference and Exposition at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, NJ. Our theme this year is: "HR:...
  • May 8

    Law: Affirmative action foe dealt series of setback

    Law: Affirmative action foe dealt series of setback
    It has been a rough week for Timothy P. Asher, executive director of a campaign to get Missouri voters to ban the use of affirmative-action preferences by public colleges and other state and local agencies. On Sunday, Mr. Asher’s…
Rank this Week: 2397

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

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

    AGW, Considered as a Black Swan

    AGW, Considered as a Black Swan
    In my previous post I took issue with Lovejoy's claim to show, by statistical analysis of global temperature data since 1500, that the probability that natural processes would produce the amount of warming observed in the period 1880 to 2008…
  • Apr 13

    Two Problems With the 1% Claim

    Two Problems With the 1% Claim
    A number of news stories claim that a recent paper by Lovejoy proves that the probability that the warming of the past century is entirely due to natural causes is less than one percent. I find the conclusion plausible enough, but, so far as…
  • Apr 9

    A Few More Bits from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

    A Few More Bits from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
    (Chapter 10, Second draft)An assessment of the observational evidence indicates that the AR4 conclusions regarding global increasing trends in hydrological droughts since the 1970s are no longer supported. ... we conclude there is low…
Rank this Week: 1159

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Professors Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing, Michael A. Scaperlanda and Evelyn H. Cruz.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 755

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 9

    The ‘pay-to-play’ law that snagged California State Senator Leland Yee

    The ‘pay-to-play’ law that snagged California State Senator Leland Yee
    Christopher Kutz quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle, March 28, 2014 The law draws a distinction, Kutz said, between the typical politician-contributor relationship—donors give money to office-seekers who generally share their…
  • Apr 9

    In new case, Supreme Court revisits the question of software patent

    In new case, Supreme Court revisits the question of software patent
    Pamela Samuelson quoted in The Washington Post, March 28, 2014 The State Street decision seemed to ignore the Supreme Court’s views altogether. Pamela Samuelson … says it’s “not possible” to square the State…
  • Apr 9

    Wukan: New election, same old story

    Wukan: New election, same old story
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2014 The Chinese Communist Party is reasserting control, stifling local protests and handing out money to the village in the interest of “stability maintenance.” The…
Rank this Week: 99

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
Rank this Week: 4505

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 2

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 15

    New CRC Optional Protocol Enters Into Effect -- But Dear Blog Readers, Can We Find a Good Name For It?

    New CRC Optional Protocol Enters Into Effect -- But Dear Blog Readers, Can We Find a Good Name For It?
    A new treaty will allow children to complain directly to the United Nations about alleged violations of their rights. The treaty, known as the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure,…
  • Apr 15

    Next Year's Jessup Problem

    Next Year's Jessup Problem
    At the 2014 White & Case World Championship Round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the International Law Students Association (ILSA) announced that the 2015 Compromis will present questions of: treaty…
  • Apr 12

    Reminder: Call for Proposals for International Law Weekend (New York, October 2014)

    Reminder: Call for Proposals for International Law Weekend (New York, October 2014)
    014 International Law Weekend will be held from October 23-25, 2014 in New York City. ILW is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA).…
Rank this Week: 598

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution
    The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 58, no. 3, April 2014) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Nuclear Posture, Nonproliferation Policy, and the Spread of Nuclear WeaponsErik Gartzke & Matthew Kroenig, …
  • Apr 15

    A Note to Reader

    A Note to Reader
    I will be traveling the rest of this week, so posting will be spotty or non-existent until next Monday.
  • Apr 14

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law
    The latest issue of the Journal of Private International Law (Vol. 10, no. 1, April 2014) is out. Contents include:Anatol Dutta & Andrea Schulz, First Cornerstones of the EU Rules on Cross-Border Child Cases: The Jurisprudence of the…
Rank this Week: 109

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 15

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force
    The treaty establishing a complaint mechanism for the Convention on the Rights of the Child (“OP3”) entered into force on 14 April 2014. Costa Rica brought the number of ratifications of this Optional Protocol to the required ten,…
  • Apr 11

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon
    WASHINGTON – The President of the International Court of Justice spoke for a banquet room full of women and men yesterday when he said, “I am just here to share in the joy of my colleagues.” The colleagues of whom ICJ…
  • Apr 8

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law
    It’s my great pleasure to announce the publication of the American Society of International Law Benchbook on International Law (2014). This represents the culmination of several years of hard work by 4 dozen contributors, international…
Rank this Week: 16

Irish Law Updates

Irish Law Updates

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

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/blogger/blogger.html
  • Dec 3

    Events in December 2013 and after

    Events in December 2013 and after
    Kilkenny Courthouse - CC BY, Kieran Lynam, from FlickrI've updated the listings of events at www.irishlaw.org/events/. Here's the current listing:Wed. 4 Dec. 2013:Recent Developments in Equity, Probate and Succession Law - Faculty of Law,…
  • Nov 4

    Events from November 2013 onward

    Events from November 2013 onward
    Four Courts - CC BY ncarey I've updated the list of forthcoming events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.  Here's the current listing:PART 1 - EVENTSWed. 6 Nov. 2013:Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards: Recent Research and Regulatory…
  • Nov 1

    The Internet at 40: Reflections on Cyberspace

    The Internet at 40: Reflections on Cyberspace
    John Naughton - CC BY SA - Sebastiaan ter Burg We had a very interesting symposium this morning here in UCC on "The Internet at 40".  It followed two lectures by Professor John Naughton which he had given yesterday on the…
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Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
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John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Jan 20

    Remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2014 at Andover

    Remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2014 at Andover
    I am glad to see you all back here, safe and sound, in Cochran Chapel so that we can look ahead, look to the kind of community that we want to build.  We come together today to celebrate both community … Continue reading →
  • Dec 7

    What I’m Looking For in a Short Paper: Hacking Class 2013-2014

    What I’m Looking For in a Short Paper: Hacking Class 2013-2014
    I am teaching a winter-term seminar course at Phillips Academy to ten seniors entitled “Hacking: A Course in Experiments.”  I had a great time teaching it last year as well with ten students (I miss them!), and now have the…
  • Sep 17

    Live-Blogged Notes from New York Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference 2013

    Live-Blogged Notes from New York Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference 2013
    These are my live-blogging notes from morning sessions — especially Sal Khan’s keynote — at the New York Times Schools Conference on September 17, 2013 at the Times Center.  Here are some high-points from Sal…
Rank this Week: 413

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

From George Mason University School of Law.

http://jlep.net/home/
  • Mar 1

    JLEP Announces 2012-2013 Board of Editor

    JLEP Announces 2012-2013 Board of Editor
    The outgoing board is proud to announce the board of editors for next year.
  • Feb 6

    Announcing Conference — The Digital Inventor: How Entrepreneurs Compete on Platform

    Announcing Conference — The Digital Inventor: How Entrepreneurs Compete on Platform
    Schedule of Events 8:30 AMBreakfast Reception 8:45 AMWelcoming Remarks Daniel Polsby, Dean, George Mason University School of Law Thomas Hazlett, Professor of Law & Economics, George Mason University 9:00…
  • Oct 11

    Issue 7.4 Now Available Online

    Issue 7.4 Now Available Online
    Issue 7.4 of The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy is now available on our website.  You can access a PDF file of the entire issue by clicking on the “Issues” tab above, or you can follow the link “PDF” below.  It is also available…
Rank this Week: 1945

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    Witness Attempts to Contact Juror Through Social Media

    Witness Attempts to Contact Juror Through Social Media
    A story out of Allentown, PA provides just one more example of social media's impact on jurors.  Here, a witness in the Amanda Hein first-degree murder trial was apparently lovestruck by one of the jurors so much so that he attempted…
  • Apr 9

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend: New Law Review Article

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend: New Law Review Article
    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend Anna RobertsAbstract:  A recent Ninth Circuit decision, prohibiting peremptory challenges on the basis of sexual orientation, reveals the continuing evolution of the Batson…
  • Apr 7

    NJ Bill to Allow Volunteer Juror

    NJ Bill to Allow Volunteer Juror
    New Jersey state Assemblyman Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) has introduced a bill (A2949) to create a new pool of potential jurors from volunteers. The relevant portions of the bill can be found below.1.    N.J.S. 2B:20-2 is…
Rank this Week: 1101

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved
    James Ming Chen, An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved, 2014 Wisconsin Law Review (forthcoming), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2387998 or http://bit.ly/SeedIsNotSaved, and to be…
  • Mar 19

    Flagging prospect theory

    Flagging prospect theory
    James Ming Chen, Flagging Prospect Theory, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2216916 or http://bit.ly/FlaggingProspectTheory: The basic tenets of prospect theory, a bedrock principle of behavioral economics, can be illustrated by what…
  • Mar 7

    Louis Fisher, The Law of the Executive Branch: Presidential Power

    Louis Fisher, The Law of the Executive Branch: Presidential Power
    Oxford University Press has kindly added a new item to the Jurisdynamics Network's bookshelf: Louis Fisher, The Law of the Executive Branch Presidential Power, part of the new series, Oxford Commentaries on American Law. A description of…
Rank this Week: 2681

JURIST - Forum

JURIST - Forum

Op-eds on legal news by law professors and JURIST special guests.

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/index.php
  • Apr 27

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling
    JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that Arizona's new immigration legislation - requiring law enforcement officers to stop everyone whom they have “reasonable suspicion” to believe is an…
  • Apr 22

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy
    JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that a look at recent decisions by Iraq's Federal Supreme Court illustrates the court's growing authority as an independent and legitimate voice…
  • Apr 21

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?
    JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Sanford of the University of Washington School of Law says that although challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are valuable for inspiring dialogue within and…
Rank this Week: 361

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and…

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog

Covers international laws of war, international law, related human rights topics, international NGOs, and the theory of the just war. By Professor Kenneth Anderson.

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2480

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

By Professors Will Cook, Chad D. Emerson, Matthew J. Festa, Ngai Pindell and Jamie Baker Roskie.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Apr 15

    Sheep-shearing a hillside for fire prevention

    Sheep-shearing a hillside for fire prevention
    Boise sits hard-by a range of foothills that lead into the Boise National Forest. Those foothills have a lot of grasses that, come summer, could light up in a fire. And so, what is the fire prevention strategy devised here...
  • Apr 11

    Forty-six ways to define resilience

    Forty-six ways to define resilience
    I was just introduced to a useful 2013 report by the Community and Regional Resilience Institute entitled Definitions of Community Resilience: An Analysis. The report provides cites to and summaries of forty-six articles that attempt to…
  • Apr 10

    CFP: San Diego's Annual Energy Conference

    CFP: San Diego's Annual Energy Conference
    Energy use and renewable energy development is very much a land use issue. Here is the second conference announcement I have for you! Proposals Due: Monday, April 21, 2014 On Friday, November 7, 2014, the University of San Diego School...
Rank this Week: 304

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I!: The practical problems with anti-corruption

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I!: The practical problems with anti-corruption
    I will respond later to Mariana’s rebuttal to my claim that one of the appeals of anti-corruption discourse among the law and development community may lie in its character as a “self-congratulatory and self-serving discourse of…
  • Apr 13

    Anti-Corruption: a response to Michael Dowdle (part I)

    Anti-Corruption: a response to Michael Dowdle (part I)
    In an insightful and provocative post entitled Anti-Anti-Corruption, Michael Dowdle suggests that there is something fundamentally wrong with the anti-corruption discourse in the development field. This is my attempt to partially respond to…
  • Apr 2

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I
    Michael W. Dowdle     (Note:  A couple of months ago, I gave a presentation at the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies that involved,      among other things, a critique of the anti-corruption…
Rank this Week: 1260

Law & Econ Prof Blog

Law & Econ Prof Blog

By Professors Jagdeep Bhandari and Thomas S. Ulen.

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

    The Bundy Ranch Confrontation

    The Bundy Ranch Confrontation
    Many on the Right have been discussing the Bundy Ranch Confrontation, which seems to have ended with the surrender of the federal government. Breitbart is one place to look, and has links to legal documents. Mr. Bundy has not been...
  • Apr 13

    ALEA Early-Bird Registration Deadline Approaching

    ALEA Early-Bird Registration Deadline Approaching
    For readers who may not already be on the ALEA e-mail distribution list, information on this year's meeting of the American Law & Economics Association (to be held May 8-9 in Chicago), can be found at their web site. As...
  • Apr 9

    A Tax Idea: Pay Bonuses for Clean Audit

    A Tax Idea: Pay Bonuses for Clean Audit
    Everyone dreads a tax audit. Some people have cheated on their taxes, so they obviously are running scared. Others have pushed close to the line in making deductions, and expect to have some of them disallowed. Still others need have...
Rank this Week: 1258

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Apr 10

    War, Warriors, Magic, and Religion

    War, Warriors, Magic, and Religion
    Of interest: a series of articles on war magic and warrior religion in the journal Social Analysis (vol. 58, Spring 2014), in an issue called War Magic and Warrior Religion: Sorcery, Cognition, and Embodiment. Here's the list. Farrer, D.…
  • Apr 1

    Harry Potter and Economic

    Harry Potter and Economic
    Here's a paper on Harry Potter and economics. Not exactly law and magic, but there is a link between economics and law, since governments attempt to regulate the market to a greater or lesser extent. Darwyyn Deyo, George Mason University,...
  • Mar 27

    Bloomberg Law Covers Teller Lawsuit

    Bloomberg Law Covers Teller Lawsuit
    More coverage of the Teller lawsuit ruling here from Bloomberg Law, with a succinct discussion of the court's analysis.
Rank this Week: 4883

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: 362