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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
  • Mar 23

    Germany: Legal Consequences of the Draft Legislation on Child Marriage

    Germany: Legal Consequences of the Draft Legislation on Child Marriage
    On 17 February 2017, the German government presented a legislative draft on child marriage that represents a significant departure from current court practice (the text of the draft is available here). The legal status quo envisages a…
  • Mar 22

    Brexit and PIL, Over and Over

    Brexit and PIL, Over and Over
    The abandonment of the EU by the UK is at the root of many doubts concerning the legal regime of cross-border private relationships. Little by little the panorama begins to clear up as the expectations and objectives of the UK are made…
  • Mar 22

    ERA Conference on European Insolvency Law

    ERA Conference on European Insolvency Law
    On 8-9 June 2017, the Academy of European Law (ERA) will host a conference on European Insolvency Law under the title: “Insolvency Proceedings within the EU: Latest Developments” at the ERA conference center in Trier (Germany).…
Rank this Week: 105

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 106

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Mar 25

    Are we watching the demise of the American public corporation?

    Are we watching the demise of the American public corporation?
    I've spent my professional life studying the American public corporation, but for a while I've been worried that the next generation of corporate law scholars may have to find other subjects of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 25

    My diploma from STEP at ND

    My diploma from STEP at ND
    Five more courses to go for my Certificate in Catholic Doctrine: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mar 24

    WLF on the SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule

    WLF on the SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule
    From the Washington Legal Foundation: On March 17, 2017 WLF filed comments with SEC in response to Acting Chairman Piwowar’s January 31 request for input on the Conflict Minerals Rule. WLF seeks... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 17

    Antitrust review revolution?

    Antitrust review revolution?
    Ok, so revolution is perhaps a bit overblown. But, we are about to undergo a significant change in antitrust enforcement in the context of merger and acquisitions - probably more significant than the change we saw after the transition from...
  • Jan 5

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian
    I'd be remiss if I didn't note that F. Ross Johnson recently passed away. Johnson was the real life protagonist of Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate - the story of the auction of RJR Nabisco and...
Rank this Week: 114

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Mar 24

    Contracts read published in Drake Law Review

    Contracts read published in Drake Law Review
    Abstract Consent, a powerful concept that lies at the heart of contract law, has received a great amount of scholarly attention. Recently, some contract law scholars have been criticizing consent and suggesting alternative concepts. Contrary…
  • Mar 23

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (March 23, 2017)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (March 23, 2017)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days 22 Jan 2017 through 23 Mar 2017 Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 278 Rise of the Digital Regulator...
  • Mar 22

    Robert Brain (Loyola Los Angeles) - KCON Scholarship Spotlight

    Robert Brain (Loyola Los Angeles) - KCON Scholarship Spotlight
    The conference is over but the scholarship lives on. This is one of a series of posts highlighting several KCON XII presenters who graciously provided me with abstracts or summaries of their presentations. A PROPOSAL TO ELIMINATE UCC §…
Rank this Week: 133

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Mar 24

    Lens on Defective Punitive Damage Award

    Lens on Defective Punitive Damage Award
    Jill Wieber Lens has posted to SSRN Defective Punitive Damage Awards. The abstract provides: Private redress theories of punitive damages recognize an individual victim’s right to be punitive. That right exists because the defendant knew…
  • Mar 23

    Wrongful Birth Versus Wrongful Conception in Georgia

    Wrongful Birth Versus Wrongful Conception in Georgia
    A Georgia sperm bank is facing numerous suits based on a donor who was touted as a Ph.D. in neuroscience with an IQ of 160 when he was, in fact, a college dropout with a criminal record and a diagnosis...
  • Mar 22

    IA: Senate Passes Med Mal Reform Bill

    IA: Senate Passes Med Mal Reform Bill
    The Iowa Senate passed a tort reform bill in an attempt to attract more physicians to the state: Senate File 465 includes provisions governing doctor-patient communications after adverse medical incidents; capping limits on non-economic…
Rank this Week: 135

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 25

    Judges Issues Tri-Custody Agreement

    Judges Issues Tri-Custody Agreement
    From CNN: An unconventional family produced a child before becoming tangled in a lengthy custody battle that ended last week when a New York judge awarded shared custody of the boy to his dad and two mothers. The boy in...
  • Mar 24

    Duterte Opposes Gay Marriage in Philippines, Reversing Campaign Pledge

    Duterte Opposes Gay Marriage in Philippines, Reversing Campaign Pledge
    From The New York Times: The Philippines will not legalize same-sex marriage anytime soon, President Rodrigo Duterte has said, reversing a campaign promise in which he pledged to support legislation to allow gay unions. Mr. Duterte stressed…
  • Mar 23

    2nd Children Now More Common in China

    2nd Children Now More Common in China
    From the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the PRC: The universal second-child policy implemented early last year was a major factor in raising the number of births in China to 17.86 million last year, an increase of 7.9...
Rank this Week: 140

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Mar 21

    US Chamber of Commerce seeks Senior Manager/Director, China

    US Chamber of Commerce seeks Senior Manager/Director, China
    Here's the job announcement. It seems to be based in Washington, DC. Among the job requirements: "An advanced degree and 5+ years’ experience working with China trade and investment policy issues."
  • Mar 19

    Random comments on China's new civil code

    Random comments on China's new civil code
    On March 15th, the National People’s Con...
  • Mar 13

    China-related positions at ABA ROLI (Rule of Law Initiative)

    China-related positions at ABA ROLI (Rule of Law Initiative)
    I have received the following announcement: The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative currently has three open positions with a China focus: a Program Director, a Program Manager, and a pro bono longterm legal specialist. If…
Rank this Week: 153

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/
  • Mar 25

    AALS Section Award

    AALS Section Award
    At the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, the Section presented its Annual Award to Linda L. Berger, former President of the Legal Writing Institute and Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research at UNLV William S. Boyd…
  • Mar 25

    Teresa Godwin Phelps Award(s) for Scholarship in Legal Communication

    Teresa Godwin Phelps Award(s) for Scholarship in Legal Communication
    The Legal Writing Institute Board of Directors has announced the establishment of the Teresa Godwin Phelps Award(s) for Scholarship in Legal Communication. The creation of the Phelps Awards supports LWI's discipline-building priority.…
  • Mar 19

    Global Legal Skills Conference Wraps Up in Mexico; Next GLS Conference Slated for Melbourne, Australia

    Global Legal Skills Conference Wraps Up in Mexico; Next GLS Conference Slated for Melbourne, Australia
    The photo here shows some of the more than 120 participants who attended the 12th Global Legal Skills Conference at the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey, Mexico. Participants came from more than 17 countries, including Australia,…
Rank this Week: 156

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

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

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • May 31

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community
    Organizations that develop open source software are often inherently fragmented and loosely-networked, which can make governance and decision-making a challenge. In addition, as the open source community grows and becomes more global, so too…
Rank this Week: 157

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/
  • Mar 24

    Espinoza v. Shiomoto (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2017)

    Espinoza v. Shiomoto (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2017)
    Even when you think you're right, one downside of filing an appeal is that it may result in an opinion that's published and that tells the world the factual circumstances that gave rise to your appeal.That's sometimes bad.  Even in the…
  • Mar 24

    Wind Dancer Production Group v. Walt Disney Pictures (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2017)

    Wind Dancer Production Group v. Walt Disney Pictures (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2017)
    Opinions like this one make me think that Disney can be a 600-pound gorilla, and not a nice one at that.And that's even without any discussion in the opinion about how, on the merits, Disney was (allegedly) stealing the royalties owed to its…
  • Mar 22

    Sheley v. Harrop (Cal. Ct. App. - March 20, 2017)

    Sheley v. Harrop (Cal. Ct. App. - March 20, 2017)
    A full third of this opinion reads like a bench memorandum.  A draft opinion that spells out for the judge what went on below.  Including ten full pages of headings like "Special Motion to Strike," "Respondent's Opposition,"…
Rank this Week: 158

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 168

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Mar 24

    International Criminal Court Adds Another Year to Congolese Vice President Bemba's 18-Year Sentence

    International Criminal Court Adds Another Year to Congolese Vice President Bemba's 18-Year Sentence
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced the former Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to another year in prison and about $325,000 in fines for interfering with his trial. Judges ordered the that the sentence be…
  • Mar 22

    Duke is Hiring

    Duke is Hiring
    Job Announcement: Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic, Duke University School of Law Duke University School of Law seeks to fill a Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney position in its International Human…
  • Mar 19

    Herzog Lecture on "Preventing and Punishing Crimes Against Humanity"

    Herzog Lecture on "Preventing and Punishing Crimes Against Humanity"
    Preventing and Punishing Crimes Against Humanity Speaker: Prof. Sean D. Murphy, Member, International Law Commission Fred F. Herzog Memorial Lecture Thursday, March 23, 2017, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth…
Rank this Week: 174

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Feb 23

    Randazza Resoundingly Wins First Amendment Case

    Randazza Resoundingly Wins First Amendment Case
    The latest successful case of Marc Randazza was highlighted on Pissed Consumer. Check out the blog post to discover the details of First Amendment case where Dr. Steven Novella [Mr. Randazza’s client] was sued for sharing his opinions…
  • Oct 23

    Paralegal / Legal Secretary Job

    Paralegal / Legal Secretary Job
    Randazza Legal Group needs another paralegal / legal secretary. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic about working for a firm that does First Amendment Law and international intellectual property law. Candidates must be in Las…
  • Oct 23

    Associate Attorney Position

    Associate Attorney Position
    Randazza Legal Group is looking for an associate attorney with 1-5 years of experience, but others will be considered. Should you apply?  Will you do no harm to the First Amendment, nor through inaction allow harm to come to the First…
Rank this Week: 182

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Mar 23

    Profile of Older Americans 2016

    Profile of Older Americans 2016
    The Administration on Aging has released the 2016 Profile of Older Americans. Here are the highlights: Highlights* Over the past 10 years, the population 65 and over increased from 36.6 million in 2005 to 47.8 million in 2015 (a 30%...
  • Mar 22

    Retiring to Margaritaville?

    Retiring to Margaritaville?
    Are you a Parrot Head? (If you don't know what I mean, the answer to the question is no). Whether you are a Parrot Head or not, wouldn't you love to retire to Margaritaville? Now you can! Jimmy Buffet is...
  • Mar 22

    Nursing Home Regs: Admission

    Nursing Home Regs: Admission
    Justice in Aging has released a new brief on the revised nursing home regulations this one focusing on admissions, A Closer Look at the Revised Nursing Facility Regulations Admission. Here's the executive summary: The revised regulations…
Rank this Week: 185

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 188

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 192

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/
  • Mar 23

    Campos on Glover on Theories of Legal Claim

    Campos on Glover on Theories of Legal Claim
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Sergio Campos’s essay, Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter? Sergio reviews Maria Glover’s recent article, A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017).
  • Mar 21

    March Oral Arguments at SCOTUS

    March Oral Arguments at SCOTUS
    Several interesting civil procedure cases on the Supreme Court’s March 2017 oral argument calendar (more details in the links)... Today (3/21): Microsoft v. Baker Tomorrow (3/22): Water Splash v. Menon Monday (3/27): TC Heartland v. Kraft…
  • Mar 20

    Call for Papers: Akron Law Review Symposium on the 2015 FRCP Amendment

    Call for Papers: Akron Law Review Symposium on the 2015 FRCP Amendment
    The Akron Law Review is publishing a symposium issue entitled Discovery and the Impact of the December 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. From the announcement: The Akron Law Review invites papers regarding the…
Rank this Week: 218

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/
  • Mar 24

    Bruckner on Higher Education & Bankruptcy

    Bruckner on Higher Education & Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy scholar Matthew A. Bruckner, Assistant Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law, has a couple of very interesting new papers exploring the peculiar intersection of bankruptcy law and higher education. In the first,…
  • Mar 17

    Brunson & Herzig: A Diachronic Approach to Bob Jones: Religious Tax Exemptions after Obergefell

    Brunson & Herzig: A Diachronic Approach to Bob Jones: Religious Tax Exemptions after Obergefell
    Samuel D. Brunson (Loyola-Chicago) and David Herzig (Valparaiso) have posted A Diachronic Approach to Bob Jones: Religious Tax Exemptions after Obergefell, Indiana Law Journal (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: In Bob Jones v. U.S., the…
  • Mar 17

    Colinvaux: The Importance of Participatory Charitable Giving Incentive

    Colinvaux: The Importance of Participatory Charitable Giving Incentive
    Roger Colinvaux (Catholic) has posted The Importance of a Participatory Charitable Giving Incentive, 154 Tax Notes No. 5 (2017). Here is the abstract: Leading tax reform proposals contemplate a charitable deduction claimed by just five…
Rank this Week: 220

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
  • Feb 28

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"
    The choice between rules and standards in lawmaking is a central question. But the line between the two forms is not as clear as most scholars presume. This talk argues that the lack of a coherent unifying principle in the…
  • Feb 3

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"
    Professor Lash graduated from Yale Law School and served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert R. Beezer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Afterward, he joined the University of Illinois from Loyola Law School Los…
Rank this Week: 223

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: 231

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 25

    Here's an IDEA: Less Clickbait, More Accuracy About SCOTUS, Gorsuch, and Disabled Student

    Here's an IDEA: Less Clickbait, More Accuracy About SCOTUS, Gorsuch, and Disabled Student
    by Diane KleinLast Wednesday, as the Gorsuch confirmation hearings ground through another day, a frisson passed through the left-leaning side of Facebook.  Screaming across the web were headlines like "Supreme Court unanimously…
  • Mar 24

    Powerful People Prefer 'Personal' Relationships With Powerless People

    Powerful People Prefer 'Personal' Relationships With Powerless People
    by Neil H. BuchananThe personal relationship that I have with my automobile insurance company is a cornerstone of my happiness.  Also, my sense of empowerment when I interact with my cable company makes me feel pleased that no one is…
  • Mar 23

    Judge Gorsuch Makes It "Personal"

    Judge Gorsuch Makes It "Personal"
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column went live yesterday morning, after a very full day of questioning of Judge Gorsuch by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The column makes a number of points about the way in which the…
Rank this Week: 238

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/
  • Mar 25

    "Technological Incarceration and the End of the Prison Crisis"

    "Technological Incarceration and the End of the Prison Crisis"
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in the Journal or Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 108, No.1): "Technological Incarceration and the End of the Prison Crisis" MIRKO BAGARIC, Swinburne University Law School DAN HUNTER, Swinburne…
  • Mar 25

    "The Misjudgment of Criminal Responsibility"

    "The Misjudgment of Criminal Responsibility"
    Recently Published on SSRN: "The Misjudgment of Criminal Responsibility" ROBERT A. BEATTEY, CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice MARK R. FONDACARO, J.D., PH.D., John Jay College - CUNY Generally, a criminal statute must consist of two…
  • Mar 8

    Some Challenges to the "Israeli Judge Lunch" Study

    Some Challenges to the "Israeli Judge Lunch" Study
    A famous study in 2011 suggested that Israeli judges become less lenient in granting parole as lunch approaches and then more lenient immediately after. Based on a quick look at this more recent study, it appears that, soon after the...
Rank this Week: 240

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Mar 22

    Berkeley’s border wall blacklists ‘illegal’: Berkeley law professor

    Berkeley’s border wall blacklists ‘illegal’: Berkeley law professor
    John Yoo quoted by Fox Business, March 22, 2017 “The city of Berkeley should not be discriminating based on political views…I think then you’re going to start getting the courts involved and it’s going to look very…
  • Mar 22

    Congress is about to give away your online privacy

    Congress is about to give away your online privacy
    Christopher Hoofnagle co-writes for Wired, March 22, 2017 Congress is poised to roll back FCC privacy protections in a way that could seriously compromise our online lives. The protections require internet service providers to secure consumer…
  • Mar 21

    Ex-DOJ official: Gorsuch will likely vote against Roe v. Wade

    Ex-DOJ official: Gorsuch will likely vote against Roe v. Wade
    John Yoo quoted by Newsmax, March 21, 2017 “The scales are probably tilted toward believing that he would overturn Roe v. Wade,” John Yoo, a UC Berkeley law professor told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show”…
Rank this Week: 242

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: 257

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

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

http://madisonian.net
  • Mar 7

    Reading List: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Reading List: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Law and entrepreneurship?  Law and innovation?  Read these three pieces in a single sitting: Startups and Unmet Legal Needs (Alice Armitage, Evan Frondorf, Christopher Williams, and Robin Feldman) Abstract: To foster innovation, we…
  • Mar 6

    Legal Infrastructure

    Legal Infrastructure
    I am aggregating the posts from the recent online symposium at Prawfsblawg concerning two relatively new books: Gillian Hadfield’s  Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy…
  • Feb 13

    #Pittsblog: Imagining Pittsburgh

    #Pittsblog: Imagining Pittsburgh
    Contemporary Pittsburgh is still mostly missing a writer who distills its emerging, collective voice, meaning a forward-looking imagineer to complement the marvelous visual nostalgia of Rick Sebak.  The expressive identity of the…
Rank this Week: 258

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Feb 6

    In Memoriam: Michael Levine

    In Memoriam: Michael Levine
    Everyone at the International Aviation Law Institute was saddened to hear of Michael Levine's passing this weekend. He was one of the airline industry's most influential figures, exemplified by a long and distinguished career at the Civil…
  • Dec 7

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger
    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a proposed settlement that would resolve its antitrust claims against Alaska Air Group's proposed acquisition of Virgin America, on the condition that Alaska limit its existing codeshare agreement with…
  • Dec 5

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has finally granted Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI) its requested foreign air carrier permit to begin operating flights to the United States. The announcement brings to a close a three-year saga…
Rank this Week: 266

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/
  • Mar 17

    Zimmerman on Bellwether Settlement

    Zimmerman on Bellwether Settlement
    Adam Zimmerman has posted his new article "Bellwether Settlements" to SSRN. The abstract is below: This Article examines the use of bellwether mediation in mass litigation. Bellwether mediations are different from “bellwether…
  • Mar 3

    Litigation Reform's Legislative Prospect

    Litigation Reform's Legislative Prospect
    Bruce Kaufman, the senior legal editor at Bloomberg BNA, has written a very informative series of articles examining the prospects that the House, Senate, and President will enact wide-ranging tort and civil justice "reform"…
  • Feb 25

    Publicly Funded Objector

    Publicly Funded Objector
    With House Bill 985 (the "Fairness" in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017), the controversy over current class action practice has escalated. I've been an outspoken critic of the cozy relationships that plaintiffs' lawyers and…
Rank this Week: 277

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 279

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The Psychologist, the “Therapeutic Relationship” and “Unauthorized Possession of Computer Code

    The Psychologist, the “Therapeutic Relationship” and “Unauthorized Possession of Computer Code
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland: Ali v. State, 2017 WL 128636 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatAfter Sahar Begum Ali's psychologist terminated their therapeutic…
  • Mar 22

    The Suspicious Package, the Cell Phone and the Text Message

    The Suspicious Package, the Cell Phone and the Text Message
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeal ofIdaho:   State v. Billups, 2017 WL 929956 (2017). The court begins, as courts usually do, by explaining how and why the case came about:A detective responded to a call from a…
  • Mar 20

    The Issue of First Impression, Texting and the Fatal Automobile Accident

    The Issue of First Impression, Texting and the Fatal Automobile Accident
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, Genesee County, New York: Vega v. Crane,2017 WL 887159 (2017).  The case involved a civil suit brought by Carmen Vega who wasseeking to recover for injuries she sustained in a…
Rank this Week: 286

Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

Teknoids are in legal academia, non-profits, the judiciary, and law firms plus others with interests in this area.

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team
    Recently a few members of R Core have indicated that part of what slows down the development of R as a language is that it has become increasingly difficult over the years to achieve consensus among the core developers of the language.…
  • Nov 29

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan
    Turntable for video, err, Pinterest for video, uhhh, video startup Chill is coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content creators to sell their videos directly to fans. After the success of…
  • Nov 29

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
Rank this Week: 289

The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

Covers law, politics, pop culture, sports, and a touch of Iowa. By University of Iowa professor Tung Yin.

http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/
  • Apr 21

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk
    It seems quite fitting that the Seattle Seahawks traded for Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. This way, a player who violated NCAA rules about getting free stuff while at Ohio State and then left Ohio State early (after agreeing that he...
  • Apr 5

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

    Play (fantasy) baseball!
    Way back in 2001, I started a fantasy baseball league with fellow lawyers and staff at Munger Tolles & Olson. Naturally, we called the league "BatMungers." Even as several of us left the firm (and in some of our cases,...
  • Apr 2

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....
    I'm not one for sit-coms, so I didn't watch "How I Met Your Mother" during its 9-year-run, but being the avid Entertainment Weekly reader that I am, I know something about the show. So I was mildly curious about how...
Rank this Week: 306

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Mar 23

    A Comprehensive Look at the Current Status of Adnan's Case

    A Comprehensive Look at the Current Status of Adnan's Case
    I've been getting a lot of questions about the current status of the Adnan Syed case, so I thought that I would do a post that gets into the nitty gritty of it. 1. Opinion/Order Granting a New Trial On...
  • Mar 17

    Entertainment Weekly's New True Crime Feature, Rebecca Schaeffer & Anti-Stalking Law

    Entertainment Weekly's New True Crime Feature, Rebecca Schaeffer & Anti-Stalking Law
    Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly posted "When Devotion Turns Deadly," the first article for their new feature, http://truecrime.ew.com: The article, by Joe McGovern, focuses on the 1989 murder of Rebecca Schaeffer at the hands of a…
  • Mar 16

    Was the "Come & Get Me" Call the Linchpin on the State's Case Against Adnan?

    Was the "Come & Get Me" Call the Linchpin on the State's Case Against Adnan?
    Having focused on the State's Brief of Appellant in the Adnan Syed over the last two weeks, I wanted to turn my attention to the upcoming Brief of Appellee, which is scheduled to be filed by March 29th. In addition...
Rank this Week: 309

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

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

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
  • Mar 5

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.
    We used a friend of ours, Mike Cenatiempo, to update our wills.  Mike used to work at Shannon Gracey, which is now defunct.  We paid our bill in December 2016.  We got a "past due" notice from the defunct Shannon Gracey law…
  • Jan 3

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.
    After I got hacked, I tried to change my administrative login credentials to my new email address, but Blogger doesn't believe me.  Let's just say it's hard to survive a hacking.
Rank this Week: 310

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Mar 13

    The Puzzle of California’s Climate Leadership

    The Puzzle of California’s Climate Leadership
    By: Lesley McAllister Last Friday, UC Davis School of Law’s Environmental Law Society and the Environs journal held their 2017 Symposium, The Future of Climate Change Law & Policy: View to 2030. It was an excellent event, with many…
  • Mar 10

    Implications of the Ninth Circuit’s Agua Caliente Decision

    Implications of the Ninth Circuit’s Agua Caliente Decision
    On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals released an important decision in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. United States. The decision addressed whether the Agua Caliente Tribe, which has a reservation in southern…
  • Mar 2

    Myths, Realities, and the Clean Water Rule Controversy

    Myths, Realities, and the Clean Water Rule Controversy
    On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order directing EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to begin work on a new rule defining the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. The rule, if and when it...
Rank this Week: 313

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

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

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Mar 13

    Habeas New

    Habeas New
    David Cassuto This is an important, potentially historic oral argument.  Go if you can:     Appellate Division, First Department, County Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument in Two Chimpanzee Rights Cases Filed by the Nonhuman…
  • Mar 4

    Animal Law (Visiting) Professor Job

    Animal Law (Visiting) Professor Job
    David Cassuto From the email: VISITING PROFESSOR POSITION CENTER FOR ANIMAL LAW STUDIES at Lewis & Clark Law School   Fall 2017- Spring 2019   The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School is now accepting…
  • Feb 28

    Don’t think about (contagious) elephants: Whose job is it to combat and contain tuberculosis?

    Don’t think about (contagious) elephants: Whose job is it to combat and contain tuberculosis?
    This piece originally appeared on Salon As animal lovers mourn the death of iconic Oregon Zoo elephant Packy, who was euthanized because he carried drug-resistant tuberculosis, while also fighting against the Department of…
Rank this Week: 327

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/
  • Mar 25

    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory ('Triangle Waist Company') Fire, March 25, 1911

    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory ('Triangle Waist Company') Fire, March 25, 1911
    Today is the 106th anniversary (March 25, 1911) of the fire at the Triangle Waist (often ‘Shirtwaist’) Company in New York City in which 146 garment workers – 123 women and 23 men – died. Most of these workers were…
  • Mar 24

    ... first demonstration of ACT UP, pioneering direct-action AIDs organization

    ... first demonstration of ACT UP, pioneering direct-action AIDs organization
    “AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS (PWAs) and the AIDS pandemic to bring about legislation, medical research, and treatment and…
  • Mar 24

    Rodolfo Walsh: revolutionary Argentine journalist

    Rodolfo Walsh: revolutionary Argentine journalist
    March 24, 1977: On this date Rodolfo Jorge Walsh (January 9, 1927 – March 25, 1977) an Argentine journalist and revolutionary of Irish descent, published his “Open Letter from a Writer to the Military Junta” (excerpts from…
Rank this Week: 341

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Mar 9

    The WikiLeaks CIA release: When will we learn?

    The WikiLeaks CIA release: When will we learn?
    The WikiLeaks CIA release: When will we learn? This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Richard Forno, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Anupam Joshi, University of Maryland, Baltimore…
  • Mar 6

    Internet & Jurisdiction's February in Retrospect: Right to be de-indexed in Japan and France, Blocking Orders in Sweden and Russia, and more

    Internet & Jurisdiction's February in Retrospect: Right to be de-indexed in Japan and France, Blocking Orders in Sweden and Russia, and more
    The February 2017 edition of Retrospect is now available.   This edition brings news about the right to be de-indexed in Japan and France, information about blocking orders in Russia and Sweden, recent developments on voluntary…
  • Mar 4

    Tool Without a Handle: "Trustworthy Tools" - Part 2

    Tool Without a Handle: "Trustworthy Tools" - Part 2
    In my previous blog on propaganda, I noted that private information, when stolen and put in a public context, can prove useful for propaganda efforts.  This post develops that concept in more detail, with an emphasis on privacy…
Rank this Week: 372

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
  • Mar 25

    Come to the Legal Educators’ Colloquium

    Come to the Legal Educators’ Colloquium
    From SFOI Nancy Welsh: Dear Colleagues, The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Spring Conference is now less than a month away – April 19-22 in San Francisco.  Please be sure to register!  And consider forwarding…
  • Mar 24

    Podcast of Comparative Commercial Arbitration Program

    Podcast of Comparative Commercial Arbitration Program
    For those who were not able to attend the AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco in January, a podcast of the ADR Section’s Program on Comparative Commercial Arbitration is now posted on the AALS website.  (You need a AALS password…
  • Mar 21

    ABA Conference Sessions You Might Consider

    ABA Conference Sessions You Might Consider
    I love the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution annual conferences. They always put on a wide array of wonderful sessions and it’s a great time to connect with friends, new and old. As I did last year, I am listing some sessions that…
Rank this Week: 381

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 395

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: 423

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/
  • Feb 1

    This Blog is Under Construction

    This Blog is Under Construction
    I’m excited to say that the third and final part of my book The Law of Work is nearing completion.  That part deals with The Collective Bargaining Regime. The book including the other two regimes–Common Law and Regulatory…
  • Jan 14

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room
    I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and listening to voicemails in the background when I heard something like the following:…
  • Jan 4

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’
    The annual Clawbies Awards recognizing the best law blogs in Canada were released on New Year’s Eve 2016.    A few minutes looking over this year’s recipients will demonstrate the fantastic quality of this medium…
Rank this Week: 426

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Rugby and the Infield Fly Rule

    Rugby and the Infield Fly Rule
    I do not understand rugby well enough (really, at all) to fully analyze or deconstruct this play that has many people up in arms. But it raises the question of a limiting rule for that sport, a la the Infield Fly Rule in baseball. As I…
  • Feb 22

    How To Pay College Athletes Without Taxing Their Scholarship

    How To Pay College Athletes Without Taxing Their Scholarship
    In recent years, many opponents to paying college athletes including U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R - N.C.) have proclaimed that paying college athletes would cause athletes to lose the tax-exempt status of their scholarships.  This…
  • Feb 22

    Boston College Law School Sports Symposium

    Boston College Law School Sports Symposium
    Tis the season for sports law symposiums. The Boston College Law School will be hosting their "Second Annual Sports Law Symposium" this Saturday, February 25 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. There will be three panels, two of which will be moderated by…
Rank this Week: 446

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: 455

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Dec 10

    Memory of my dear friend and colleague, Michael Rich

    Memory of my dear friend and colleague, Michael Rich
    Elon Law lost a tremendous teacher, scholar, mentor, and colleague this past Wednesday, Prof. Michael Rich. Mike’s commitment to Elon, and particularly the work that he did in service of its new legal education program — after his…
  • Nov 8

    Show # 259 — Prof. Shannon Vallor, author of Technology and the Virtues — posted

    Show # 259 — Prof. Shannon Vallor, author of Technology and the Virtues — posted
    As you may have noticed (even in the barrage of election coverage), I’ve been silent since the end of July. The reason is rather simple: since July, I’ve taught five classes (Contracts, Intellectual Property Survey, two sections…
  • Jul 30

    Show # 258 — Prof. Paul Ringel on commercializing childhood — posted

    Show # 258 — Prof. Paul Ringel on commercializing childhood — posted
    I’m pleased to post show # 258, June 24, my interview with Prof. Paul Ringel of High Point University, author of Commercializing Childhood. Paul’s study may seem superficially beyond Hearsay Culture’s scope, until one…
Rank this Week: 468