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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 15

    Never again, again: The Yazidi Genocide

    Never again, again: The Yazidi Genocide
    On 15 August 2014, ISIS fighters ordered the Yazidis of Kocho to assemble in the village school. The women and younger children were forced upstairs while, on the ground floor, ISIS fighters divided the men and older boys in groups before…
  • Aug 15

    Introducing Sareta Ashraph

    Introducing Sareta Ashraph
    It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Sareta Ashraph. From May 2012 to November 2016, Sareta served as the Chief Analyst on the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, documenting violations of…
  • Aug 10

    Georgia’s very own Öcalan? Mukhtarli’s Cross border-abduction in light of Georgia’s obligations under IHRL

    Georgia’s very own Öcalan? Mukhtarli’s Cross border-abduction in light of Georgia’s obligations under IHRL
    This post concerns the case of Afgan Mukhtarli, an Azerbaijani investigative journalist (reporting on the possible corruption of Azerbaijani Authorities) who was allegedly abducted from Tbilisi, Georgia. He is now facing trial in Azerbaijan.…
Rank this Week: 408

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Aug 14

    Hacked Employment Law

    Hacked Employment Law
    Charlotte Alexander (Georgia State) and Liz Tippett (Oregon) have just posted on SSRN their article (forthcoming Missouri L. Rev.) The Hacking of Employment Law. Here's the abstract of this timely (pun intended!) article: Employers can use…
  • Aug 14

    Firing Nazi

    Firing Nazi
    David Yamada (Suffolk) has a post worth reading over at Minding the Workplace on Can an employer fire a publicly-avowed white supremacist? The answer: almost certainly yes for private-sector employers; yes with some free-speech caveats for…
  • Aug 11

    COSELL Registration Closing ... Register Now!

    COSELL Registration Closing ... Register Now!
    Michael Green (TAMU Law) sends this update of the registration deadline for the upcoming COSELL conference: This is a final notice about registration for the 12th Annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) to be…
Rank this Week: 607

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 14

    Add NYU to the list of law review articles with incredible chutzpah

    Add NYU to the list of law review articles with incredible chutzpah
    Back in 2011 I got a request from the Chicago Law Review to join a group of academics that would referee articles for them, which pissed me off: We are inviting a select group of academics to comment... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Aug 13

    Being precise about the two kinds of reverse veil piercing

    Being precise about the two kinds of reverse veil piercing
    I thought I was done mining Keith Paul Bishop's post on Curci Investments, LLC v. Baldwin, Cal. Ct. App. Case No. G052764 (Aug. 10, 2017), but one more minor point needs to be made. Keith writes: As... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 13

    California court completely bollixes up business law nomenclature

    California court completely bollixes up business law nomenclature
    We've been mining Keith Paul Bishop's report on the Curci Investments, LLC v. Baldwin, Cal. Ct. App. Case No. G052764 (Aug. 10, 2017), decision. lastly, we note his complaint that: ... under the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 691

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
Rank this Week: 808

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Aggravated Indecent Exposure, Probation and the Internet Restriction

    Aggravated Indecent Exposure, Probation and the Internet Restriction
    This post examines a recent decision from the Court of Appeals of Michigan: People v. Wilson, 2017 WL 3197681 (2017) (per curiam). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatDefendant appeals, by delayed leave granted, certain probation…
  • Aug 11

    The Emails, the Nolo Contendere Plea and Attorney Discipline

    The Emails, the Nolo Contendere Plea and Attorney Discipline
    This post examines a recent opinion the Supreme Court of Georgia issued in an attorney discipline proceeding:  Matter of Spain, 2017 WL 2822453 (2017) (per curiam). The Court begins the opinion by explaining that[t]his disciplinary…
  • Aug 9

    The GPS Bicycle, Grand Theft and Formal Probation

    The GPS Bicycle, Grand Theft and Formal Probation
    This post examines a recent opinion from the California Court of Appeal – Fourth District:  People v. Lewis, 2017 WL 2591284 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining that Randall Lewis pleaded guilty to…
Rank this Week: 620

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 690

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    IPSC Breakout Session V

    IPSC Breakout Session V
    Copyright Theory (my apologies; I had to leave early for a flight)Redundancy and AntiRedundancy In Copyright – Oren Bracha & John M. GoldenDoctrines that overlap: fair use/functionality; fair use/improper appropriation;…
  • Aug 11

    IPSC Breakout Session IV

    IPSC Breakout Session IV
    Copyright Enforcement  Protecting Copyright Integrity – Shyamkrishna Balganesh & Gideon ParchomovskyDominant theory: © is about value. Additional assumption: w/every exclusive right comes important limitations. Every grant…
  • Aug 10

    IPSC Breakout Session III

    IPSC Breakout Session III
    Useful Articles  Star Athletica: Stuck on the Merry-Ground  – Alfred C. YenWe’re just going round and round. Those who can’t remember the past are condemned to repeat it; a page of history is worth a volume of…
Rank this Week: 725

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/
  • Aug 10

    The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in Haiku Form

    The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in Haiku Form
    To take our minds off the start of school and, possibly, nuclear winter, here is a haiku for each FRCP. Hat tip: Levi Jone
  • Jul 31

    Farkas on Justice Thomas and the FAA

    Farkas on Justice Thomas and the FAA
    Brian Farkas has posted The Continuing Voice of Dissent: Justice Thomas and the Federal Arbitration Act to SSRN. Since 1984, a majority of the Supreme Court has held that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) preempts conflicting state…
  • Jul 28

    Update on Plaintiff-Unfriendly Litigation Bills in Congre

    Update on Plaintiff-Unfriendly Litigation Bills in Congre
    We noted earlier this year (see also here and here) that the House passed several bills that would restrict ordinary citizens' access to the courts. This article by Bruce Kaufman in Bloomberg BNA describes the currently "stalled"…
Rank this Week: 636

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 9

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue
    The international peer-reviewed journal Planning Theory has put out a CFP for a special issue the journal is producing to "critically survey the current state of the concept of ideology as it relates to planning theory, policy and…
  • Aug 8

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)
    (Photo Credit: Nicole Boliaux, SFC) The San Francisco Chronicle published a fascinating story yesterday about a group of Bay Area homeowners getting a big surprise when the city, in a tax foreclosure, sold their street! Here's some excerpts…
  • Aug 8

    Iglesias on Teaching Property

    Iglesias on Teaching Property
    It's that time of year: time to dust off the old textbooks and get back in the classroom! Hope everyone enjoyed their summer break. We certainly did here at #PropertyLawProfBlog! Apropos for this time of year, Tim Iglesias (San Francisco)...
Rank this Week: 699

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 6

    Events and Announcements: August 6, 2017

    Events and Announcements: August 6, 2017
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Call for Papers: The Irish Yearbook of International Law is now accepting submissions for the next Volume (Volume XIII (2018)). Edited by Professor Siobhán Mullaly (incoming at NUI Galway)…
  • Jul 26

    Open Consultation on UN GGE Recommendations on Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace

    Open Consultation on UN GGE Recommendations on Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Leiden University’s The Hague Program for Cyber Norms is inviting an open consultation on how to best implement the UN Group of Governmental Experts’ (UN GGE) recommendations on responsible…
  • Jul 26

    Political Pressure Succeeds! (Update on My Student)

    Political Pressure Succeeds! (Update on My Student)
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I have happy news to report: after a groundswell of support, my student Tamara Tamimi has been granted a visa to attend her SOAS graduation. Apparently her Facebook post garnered more than 700…
Rank this Week: 367

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 633

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/
  • Jul 26

    Human Rights and Group (or ‘collective’) Rights: Co-Existence & Complementarity

    Human Rights and Group (or ‘collective’) Rights: Co-Existence & Complementarity
    One of my favorite public intellectuals (writer, lecturer …) on the Left, whose worldview I would characterize, broadly, as exemplifying “spiritual humanism,” recently wrote in response to a comment at his blog, that…
  • Jul 24

    Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence — A Select Bibliography

    Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence — A Select Bibliography
    My latest bibliography has a long title but is comparatively short: “Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence.” It is “framed”  with two murals by Diego Rivera and…
  • Jul 20

    Frantz Fanon — A Basic Reading Guide

    Frantz Fanon — A Basic Reading Guide
    “Frantz Fanon mural, in the morning,” by Bruce Clarke“Frantz Omar Fanon (20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961) was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works are…
Rank this Week: 513

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Beckman v. Chicago Bear

    Beckman v. Chicago Bear
    Russell Beckman is a Green Bay Packers fan who holds season tickets with the Chicago Bears only so he can attend the Bears-Packers game. Season-ticket holders earn points allowing them to purchase "experiences," including going onto the field…
  • May 25

    DePaul Law Review Publishes Three Articles In Symposium Edition On Fantasy Sports And The Law

    DePaul Law Review Publishes Three Articles In Symposium Edition On Fantasy Sports And The Law
    Last week, DePaul Law Review released its Volume 66 edition, which includes three articles from its 2016 symposium on fantasy sports and the law.(1) I wrote the lead article, entitled  "From 'Too Small to Notice' to 'Too Big to Fail' -…
  • May 16

    Hope to see you at the 2017 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute

    Hope to see you at the 2017 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute
    Looking to study sports law this summer?You might be interested to know that I’ll be teaching again this July at the University of Oregon’s annual Summer Sports Institute. This is a five-week, six-credit program that brings…
Rank this Week: 796

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/
  • Jun 17

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction
    Talking heads were in a dither yesterday, trying to decipher DAG Rosenstein's brief statement about the danger of relying on news accounts from supposedly reliable sources. See here for the Washington Post's account. Below is Rosenstein's…
  • Jun 7

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a press release today here putting an end to settlements that had payments to third parties as a condition of settlement. The press release says that " [w]ith this directive, we are ending this…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 604

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking
    Revived from the dead so I can cross post this with my Facebook page:Tyler Cowen offers his ranking of Shakespeare plays.  I take the bait.  Not quite a ranking; there are a number of plays that I think are really interesting but…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 416

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 29

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review
    Lawyers, here are two easy-to-use plugins for WordPress that publish your star rating and reviews from Avvo.com directly to your website. WiserBrand team activated it on my website FREE of charge. Please take a look! Avvo Reviews Avvo…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 577

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
Rank this Week: 777

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 770

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Feb 9

    GOP Senators fight facts: won't hear Coretta Scott King's views of Attorney General nominee Session

    GOP Senators fight facts: won't hear Coretta Scott King's views of Attorney General nominee Session
    GOP obstructionism is back again in full form. This time, instead of voting over and over again to eliminate affordable health care (Obamacare) for the 20 million Americans now covered by the health reform act or declaring that they will...
  • Feb 8

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Education--and your tax dollar

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Education--and your tax dollar
    Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education in a Senate vote that had every Democratic Senator voting against her, along with two brave Republican Senators (Lisa Murkowski, Alaska; and Susan Collins, Maine). Thanks to those no-voters…
  • Jan 30

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Voice of America

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Voice of America
    Did you know that the Republicans inserted a change to the administration of the Voice of America (VOA) network in the December military authorization 'must pass' bill? The VOA has always been administered by a bipartisan broadcasting board…
Rank this Week: 415

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

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

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

    Law & Economics Prof Blog Seeks New Editor

    Law & Economics Prof Blog Seeks New Editor
    The Law & Economics Prof Blog is on hiatus while we try to put together a new team of editors. The Law Professor Blogs Network offers law professors the premier blogging platform and the opportunity to share in growing sponsorship...
  • Feb 18

    Comma Heterodoxy

    Comma Heterodoxy
    In my last post I wrote: A. “This is an ingenious, and, after a bit of thought, plausible, justification.” An alternative is: B. “This is an ingenious, and after a bit of thought plausible, justification.” The conventional punctuation…
  • Feb 18

    "To Each According to His Need," Including Opera

    "To Each According to His Need," Including Opera
    Taxprof reports on Miranda Fleischer's latest: Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego), How is the Opera Like a Soup Kitchen?, in The Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law (Oxford University Press, 2016): The charitable tax subsidies are, at…
Rank this Week: 621

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Nov 13

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA
    Matt Bevin will soon become Kentucky's Republican Governor, which has created consternation regarding his plans for discontinuing Kentucky's successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While on the campaign trail,…
  • Oct 30

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care
    The AALS Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care has issued a call for nominations for section officers. The Section would like to encourage anyone who is a faculty member at an AALS member school to apply. The Section is...
  • Aug 15

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
Rank this Week: 790

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

Law, social media, and social networking technologies, with excursions into politics, travel, food and drink. By Professor James G. Milles.

http://jimmilles.com
  • Aug 4

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline
    This afternoon I appeared to speak at a hearing in Buffalo held by the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline to conduct a…
  • Feb 17

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today
    Here are some brief comments I made today at a UB seminar on Teaching and Learning in the Classroom of the Future: I’m not at all confident about predicting the future. It’s hard enough just seeing clearly what’s going…
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
Rank this Week: 370

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: 718

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 643

Velvel on National Affairs

Velvel on National Affairs

Covers national events. By Massachusetts School of Law Dean Lawrence Velvel.

http://velvelonnationalaffairs.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 696

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: 1393

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

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

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 15

    Shots Fired – The Tragedy of Policy Shooting

    Shots Fired – The Tragedy of Policy Shooting
    Last night I heard an episode of Radio Lab, which they call “Shots Fired,” that is far and away the best presentation I have heard about the persistent tragedy of police shootings. They were very blunt about the part that racial…
  • Aug 15

    The Dagger in the Heart of Labor

    The Dagger in the Heart of Labor
    Last week I spoke about labor. Next week is the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s speech at the 1963 March on Washington. I intended to connect the two. After hate intervened in Charlottesville, that’s even more urgent. In the…
  • Aug 12

    On the Effects of Brown

    On the Effects of Brown
    To make it available on the web, I am posting this commentary originally aired on Dec. 10, 2003 together with a footnote describing the literature: ON THE EFFECTS OF BROWN Steve Gottlieb It is easy to forget how recent are the pathologies…
Rank this Week: 3059

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    John Bingham on Racial Equality

    John Bingham on Racial Equality
    Let's focus for a moment on an actual hero of the Civil War era--John Bingham.  Here's what the drafter of Section One of the Fourteenth Amendment said at a campaign rally in 1867:“They undertake to alarm you with the plea that we…
  • Aug 15

    If federal law prohibits the sports gambling, which way does that cut in Christie v. NCAA?

    If federal law prohibits the sports gambling, which way does that cut in Christie v. NCAA?
    Mark Tushnet suggests that there's a very straightforward way of looking at Christie v. NCAA--namely, as what he calls a federal "preemption" case that can be resolved by ignoring New Jersey law and simply recognizing that the sports gambling…
  • Aug 15

    Anticommandeering, Preemption, and the Common Law: The PASPA Case

    Anticommandeering, Preemption, and the Common Law: The PASPA Case
    I'm afraid that I have an unbearably simple-minded view of Christie v. NCAA, New Jersey's challenge to the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). Here's a description of the statute. And here's the…
Rank this Week: 929

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: 930

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

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

    Charlotte Law is Closing Immediately

    Charlotte Law is Closing Immediately
    According to its alumni association. From WSOCTV: The Charlotte School of Law is closing effective immediately, according to an email the alumni association sent out to former students. An email obtained by Channel 9 from Lee Robertson, the…
  • Aug 15

    Getting Yourself to Start Writing

    Getting Yourself to Start Writing
    For me, at least, getting myself started on a writing project is the hardest step. At the Chronicle of Higher Education, Professor and coach Natalie Houston advises following Anne Lamott’s advice and just write—don’t try to edit at the…
  • Aug 14

    Charlotte Law School Misses Two Deadlines Imposed by North Carolina

    Charlotte Law School Misses Two Deadlines Imposed by North Carolina
    The embattled Charlotte School of a Law missed deadlines yesterday that state regulators had imposed in order for the for-profit to stay open. The institution has asked for an extension, according to state officials. In December the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2515

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

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

    The Daily Stormer, Online Speech, and Internet Registrar

    The Daily Stormer, Online Speech, and Internet Registrar
    Most people I talk to think that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies should take down ugly-but-legal user speech. Platforms are generally applauded for taking down racist posts from the White Nationalist demonstrators in…
  • Aug 15

    Why is the Internet Like a Cell Phone? Carpenter v. U.S

    Why is the Internet Like a Cell Phone? Carpenter v. U.S
    If your cell phone is on, your location is known, tracked and recorded, whether you are in your home or in public. As you move around, your location history is created and stored by the carrier, numerous applications on the device, and…
  • Aug 11

    What Does the New CDA-Buster Legislation Actually Say?

    What Does the New CDA-Buster Legislation Actually Say?
    Alarm bells are sounding around the Internet about proposed changes to one of the US’s core Intermediary Liability laws, Communications Decency Act Section 230 (CDA 230). CDA 230 broadly immunizes Internet platforms against legal claims…
Rank this Week: 1500

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 917

Excess of Democracy

Excess of Democracy

This blog covers election law issues and issues related to legal education. By Professor Derek T. Muller.

http://excessofdemocracy.com
  • Aug 15

    A poor attorney survey from the California State Bar on proposals to change the bar exam cut score

    A poor attorney survey from the California State Bar on proposals to change the bar exam cut score
    I'm not a member of the California State Bar (although I've been an active member of the Illinois State Bar for nearly 10 years), so I did not receive the survey that the state bar circulate late last week. Northwestern Dean Dan Rodriguez…
  • Aug 14

    How much post-JD non-clerkship work experience do entry-level law professors have?

    How much post-JD non-clerkship work experience do entry-level law professors have?
    Professor Sarah Lawsky offers her tireless and annual service compiling entry-level law professor hires. One chart of interest to me is the year of the JD: in recent years, about 10-20% of entering law professors obtained their JD within the…
  • Aug 11

    How should we think about law school-funded jobs?

    How should we think about law school-funded jobs?
    One of the most contentious elements of the proposed changes to the way law schools report jobs to the American Bar Association is how to handle law school-funded jobs. In my letter, I noted that more information and more careful examination…
Rank this Week: 1586

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/
  • Aug 15

    ASPers Should Consider the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference

    ASPers Should Consider the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference
    I went to the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference for the first time. SEALS is different than most (all?) other conferences that I have attended as an academic support professor. Although the conference is not…
  • Aug 14

    Focusing When You’re Frustrated and, Potentially, Frightened: Some ASP Thoughts Following Charlottesville

    Focusing When You’re Frustrated and, Potentially, Frightened: Some ASP Thoughts Following Charlottesville
    Like many individuals throughout the country, I was saddened to see and hear what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. I am not sure I have the words to describe my thoughts and feelings related to this weekend. Or, maybe, I do....
  • Aug 12

    Essentials for 1L Students to Consider - Part 2

    Essentials for 1L Students to Consider - Part 2
    In my post yesterday on this topic, I covered three aspects important to 1Ls understanding the law school environment and succeeding in their studies: professional education, long-term memory, and active learning. This post considers two more…
Rank this Week: 4304

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

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

    Lawyers for Civil Justice Urges Reform of MDL Procedure

    Lawyers for Civil Justice Urges Reform of MDL Procedure
    The report is here: Download DC-_641863-v1-LCJ_Request_for_Rulemaking_Concerning_MDL_cases_2017 The gist: According to Rule 1, the FRCP ‘govern the procedure in all civil actions and proceedings in the United States district courts.’ It…
  • Aug 14

    Northwestern's Shapo to Receive 2018 Prosser Award

    Northwestern's Shapo to Receive 2018 Prosser Award
    The AALS Section on Torts and Compensation Systems is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018 William L. Prosser Award is Marshall S. Shapo, the Frederic P. Vose Professor of Law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law....
  • Aug 9

    CFP: Fake News and Defamation at Soutwestern

    CFP: Fake News and Defamation at Soutwestern
    Southwestern Law School is hosting a symposium on January 26, 2018 entitled "Fake News and Weaponized Defamation Global Perspectives". Abstract are due on September 25, 2017 and final papers are due January 5, 2018. Information is…
Rank this Week: 2316

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

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

    Comparative and Trans-Systemic Legal Education

    Comparative and Trans-Systemic Legal Education
    Victor V. Ramraj, Chair in Asia-Pacific Legal Relations and Professor at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in Canada, spoke to students and faculty at the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law in Thimphu, Bhutan. His topic for the...
  • Aug 12

    Reminder: ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program - Application Deadline Extended to August 18, 2017

    Reminder: ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program - Application Deadline Extended to August 18, 2017
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) and its Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) has extended the application deadline for its its fifth year of the Women in International Law Mentoring Program. Since 2013, over 420…
  • Aug 10

    Deborah Enix-Ross to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

    Deborah Enix-Ross to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to former Section Chair Deborah Enix-Ross. The event will take place during the Section of International Law Dinner being held on Friday…
Rank this Week: 4279

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
  • Aug 14

    Photo Album – SEALS Conference 2017

    Photo Album – SEALS Conference 2017
    Sarah, Art, and Andrea organized a series of four sessions at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference two weeks ago.  Each session involved discussion of four classic articles in our field written before 2000.…
  • Aug 13

    Comments on the Blog

    Comments on the Blog
    We very much welcome people’s comments on our blog. Alas, we have gotten swamped by a deluge of spam comments lately, which are channeled directly into the trash folder.  Unfortunately, this causes some legitimate comments to go in…
  • Aug 10

    Call for Short, Quick Article on Dispute Resolution and Political Polarization

    Call for Short, Quick Article on Dispute Resolution and Political Polarization
    From my colleague, S.I. Strong: The Journal of Dispute Resolution has just issued an expedited call for papers relating to a “virtual symposium”  that will be published in its next  issue.  One of the…
Rank this Week: 1264

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 2259

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Aug 14

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection
    The colonial Americans famously had their “scarlet letter” punishments, which marked and shamed the criminal. Today, the stigma of a conviction may be less vividly displayed, but it is no less real. Two interesting new…
  • Jul 31

    Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    The Department of Labor passed a new Fiduciary rule on June 9, 2017, that has shaken up the investment and retirement-advice market. The new rule holds financial advisers who provide investment advice and recommendations in retirement…
  • Jul 19

    Things Are Heating Up in Germany

    Things Are Heating Up in Germany
    The 2017 Summer Session in International and Comparative Law is off to a hot start, matching the temperature in Giessen, Germany.  In this photo, you see a mix of jet-lagged law students from all over the world posing outside of the law…
Rank this Week: 2967

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 934

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection
    The colonial Americans famously had their “scarlet letter” punishments, which marked and shamed the criminal. Today, the stigma of a conviction may be less vividly displayed, but it is no less real. Two interesting new…
  • Jun 27

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    As part of its end-of-term flurry, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three notable decisions in the past week on the criminal defendant’s right to effective assistance of counsel. The results were a mixed bag. First, the step forward:…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert
    Three decades ago, in Ake v. Oklahoma, the Supreme Court held that indigent criminal defendants have a constitutional right of access to a psychiatric expert in some cases. More specifically, the Court stated, “[W]hen a defendant…
Rank this Week: 2964

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 2504

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/
  • Aug 14

    Taxes, Passwords, and the Consumption of Hour

    Taxes, Passwords, and the Consumption of Hour
    I’ve been using computers, in one way or another, since 1972. I have owned a personal computer of one sort or another since 1983. I have been “on the internet” since the early 1990s. I started browsing with Mosaic and Cello.…
  • Aug 11

    What Can I Buy At a Tax Sale?

    What Can I Buy At a Tax Sale?
    Most adults have probably seen or heard the phrase “tax sale,” and some probably have an idea of what that means. Others surely know what it means. Simply put, when a taxpayer has failed to pay real property taxes assessed on a…
  • Aug 9

    When Someone Else Claims You as a Dependent on Their Tax Return and You Disagree

    When Someone Else Claims You as a Dependent on Their Tax Return and You Disagree
    Tax is everywhere, so it ought to be no surprise that it pops up in television court shows more frequently than many people might guess. Thanks to a reader, another episode is added to the list of those on which I have commented. That list…
Rank this Week: 923

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Aug 11

    Sign Up for an ALWD Committee by August 15, 2017

    Sign Up for an ALWD Committee by August 15, 2017
    If you're a member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), you have a chance to participate in one of the organization's committees during the coming academic year. There are many committees to choose from on the 2017-18…
  • Aug 8

    Linda Berger Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Scholarship

    Linda Berger Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Scholarship
    The Association of Legal Writing Directors ("ALWD") has established the Linda Berger Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Scholarship. The award is named for the initial recipient, Linda Berger. Linda Berger is…
  • Aug 8

    Central States Area Legal Writing Conference

    Central States Area Legal Writing Conference
    The Central States Regional Writing Conference will be held on Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16, at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. There are 45 individual and panel presentations…
Rank this Week: 4302

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    In memory of Harry Grubert

    In memory of Harry Grubert
    I am sad to pass on the news that Harry Grubert, longtime Senior Research Economist in the Office of Tax Analysis at the U.S. Department of  the Treasury, and also a friend I greatly admired, has died quietly from a long-term…
  • Aug 3

    Possibly near the end

    Possibly near the end
    Buddy, age 14 and a member of our household since he was 10 months old, is not looking good - this photo perhaps fails to capture the full dinginess and fatigue that you can see on him in person - and evidently is not feeling good. He just…
  • Jul 31

    Video of a recent talk

    Video of a recent talk
    A month ago (on June 30), I gave a talk at the Oxford Summer Conference entitled "A U.S. View of the EU State Aid Cases."  I briefly blogged about it here, and posted a link to my slides, which are available here.The Oxford folks have…
Rank this Week: 4807