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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 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 109

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 27

    Why hasn't say on pay worked?

    Why hasn't say on pay worked?
    Marc Hodak dismantles James Surowiecki's arguments in Why CEO Pay Reform Failed, concluding: So, why have the reforms been so ineffective? Indeed, they have targeted the wrong things. Say-on-Pay was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 27

    Just how scared should closeted Christian law professors be?

    Just how scared should closeted Christian law professors be?
    Brian Leiter weighs in on the discussion of Rod Dreher's Professor Kingsfield (see preceding post): ...a story allegedly about a fearful closeted Christian law professor at an elite school? The late... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 26

    On closeted Christian law professors: Thoughts on Dreher's Kingsfield

    On closeted Christian law professors: Thoughts on Dreher's Kingsfield
    I recently came across a several week old column by Rod Dreher. in which he bemoans the state of religious liberty in the USA. (HT: Paul Caron) What particularly caught my eye, however, was Dreher's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 111

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
Rank this Week: 114

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 27

    Blum on Section 1983

    Blum on Section 1983
    Karen Blum (Suffolk) has posted to SSRN Section 1983 Litigation: The Maze, the Mud, and the Madness. The abstract provides: This piece reflects on what I perceive to be the major analytical and practical failures of Section 1983 jurisprudence…
  • Apr 24

    MO: Legislature Passes Med Mal Cap

    MO: Legislature Passes Med Mal Cap
    In 2012, the Missouri Supreme Court struck down that state's med mal damage cap. The legislature has passed a replacement, and it is now awaiting Governor Jay Nixon's decision whether to sign it. In sum: The bill, if signed into...
  • Apr 23

    DeVito & Jurs on Tort Reform

    DeVito & Jurs on Tort Reform
    Scott DeVito (Florida Coastal) & Andrew Jurs (Drake) have posted to SSRN An Overreaction to a Nonexistent Problem: Empirical Analysis of Tort Reform from the 1980s to 2000s. The abstract provides: Proponents of tort reform have suggested…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Apr 27

    Fixing Your Car Yourself Maybe a Violation of Contractual Rights in the Future

    Fixing Your Car Yourself Maybe a Violation of Contractual Rights in the Future
    If it were up to General Motors, it may soon be illegal for you to tinker with your own car. That’s because the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), an Act that started as anti-piracy legislation about a decade ago, now...
  • Apr 27

    Weekly News Roundup

    Weekly News Roundup
    In yet another government outsourcing sc...
  • Apr 27

    Contractual Issues and the Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant

    Contractual Issues and the Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant
    April is the finest month for a Chicago Cubs fan, because even the Cubs are within a few games of first place in April. And hope springs anew with each Spring Training This year Cubs fans have extra reason to...
Rank this Week: 128

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 22

    Parenthood

    Parenthood
    From CNN: Robert Boardwine's path to fatherhood was unconventional, but Virginia's appeals court said Tuesday he is legally entitled to be a part of his son's life. Boardwine's friend, Joyce Bruce, had used his sperm and a turkey baster to...
  • Apr 18

    Fertility Agreement

    Fertility Agreement
    From Daily News: The legal battle actress Sofia Vergara is waging with ex-boyfriend Nick Loeb over frozen embryos is one that couples have fought since at least the early 1990s. “It’s coming up more and more frequently,” said George…
  • Apr 14

    Book Series on Families, Law, and Society

    Book Series on Families, Law, and Society
    Families, Law, and Society is a fascinating book series from NYU Press, see the book line up here: Download Families, Law, and Society Book Series. General editor Nancy E. Dowd (University of Florida) notes: "All of these wonderful…
Rank this Week: 133

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
  • Apr 27

    Le Précédent en Droit International (Conference)

    Le Précédent en Droit International (Conference)
    The annual conference of the French Society for International Law (Société française pour le droit international), organised in 2015 by the Faculty of Law of Strasbourg University, will take place next 28, 29 and 30 May…
  • Apr 26

    Fourth Issue of 2014’s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale

    Fourth Issue of 2014’s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale
    (I am grateful to Prof. Francesca Villata – University of Milan – for the following presentation of the latest issue of the RDIPP) The fourth issue of 2014 of the Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale (RDIPP,…
  • Apr 24

    German Federal Labour Court on Foreign Mandatory Rules and the Principle of Cooperation among EU Member State

    German Federal Labour Court on Foreign Mandatory Rules and the Principle of Cooperation among EU Member State
    by Dr. Lisa Günther Dr. Lisa Günther, a lawyer at TaylorWessing, has kindly provided us with the following note on the recent reference for a preliminary ruling made by the German Federal Labour Court (see Giesela Rühl’s…
Rank this Week: 135

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • Apr 24

    Do You Have an Announcement for the Newsletter for the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research?

    Do You Have an Announcement for the Newsletter for the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research?
    You can send news of upcoming events, promotions, and conferences to the newsletter for the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. Click here. And hey, send us a copy. We can post news here...
  • Apr 23

    LWI to Formalize the Pink Ink Caucu

    LWI to Formalize the Pink Ink Caucu
    Just a few days in advance of the U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in the same-sex marriage cases, the Legal Writing Institute announced the formal establishment of the Pink Ink Caucus. The charge of the Caucus is to support LGBTQ...
  • Apr 20

    LWI/ALWD/LexisNexis Scholarship Grant Recipients Announced

    LWI/ALWD/LexisNexis Scholarship Grant Recipients Announced
    The Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors have announced the winners of the 2015 LWI/ALWD/LexisNexis Scholarship Grants. The following four winners will each receive grants of $5000. Deborah Borman, De-grading…
Rank this Week: 153

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Mar 24

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg In Radio Berkman 216 we tackle the web as we know it in 2014-2015. Hate speech online, freedom of speech online, censorship and surveillance online, and, of course, whether our smart machines are out…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
Rank this Week: 154

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/
  • Apr 27

    Seismic Reservoir 2012 v. Paulsson (9th Cir. - April 27, 2015)

    Seismic Reservoir 2012 v. Paulsson (9th Cir. - April 27, 2015)
    The Ninth Circuit is in the West.  With that geography comes a certain familiarity with various jurisdictions.  Even lesser-known, far-flung places like Guam, the CMNI, and Montana.  (Just kidding, Montana.)One jurisdiction,…
  • Apr 27

    People v. Smith (Cal. Supreme Ct. - April 27, 2015)

    People v. Smith (Cal. Supreme Ct. - April 27, 2015)
    Everything about this is depressing.Defendant has an incredibly sad -- indeed, at times, monstrous -- childhood.  You can see how a kid raised in that environment might well go bad.But the murder he commits is also incredibly heinous.…
  • Apr 24

    Sefton v. Sefton (Cal. Ct. App. - April 24, 2015)

    Sefton v. Sefton (Cal. Ct. App. - April 24, 2015)
    I never took Trusts & Estates.  And because I never studied for the bar exam, I never actually learned the stuff either.But I've picked up bits and pieces of this area over the subsequent decades by reading the California appellate…
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Apr 22

    Can UberPOOL Make Carpooling Cool?

    Can UberPOOL Make Carpooling Cool?
    As readers of the blog know, I have not been a fan of Uber's scorched-earth approach to skirting level-playing field legislation and the company's simultaneous effort to seek out legislation that preferences their way of doing business. That…
  • Apr 22

    Are Earth Day cookies an endangered species?

    Are Earth Day cookies an endangered species?
    Happy Earth Day! I contemplated posting something serious about Earth Day and land use today. But then, I began to think, you know, every day is Earth Day here at Land Use Prof Blog, and so I thought about what...
  • Apr 22

    Fordham Urban Law Center's Sharing Economy | Sharing City Conference - April 24

    Fordham Urban Law Center's Sharing Economy | Sharing City Conference - April 24
    On Friday, April 24, Fordham's Urban Law Center will host Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy, a day-long conference on a number of sharing economy issues. I believe it is the first legal academic conference solely...
Rank this Week: 164

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 27

    Unrest in Burundi

    Unrest in Burundi
    Civil unrest erupted in Burundi this weekend after the ruling party overwhelmingly elected President Pierre Nkurunziza on Saturday as its candidate for the 26 June presidential election, the humanitarian wing of the United Nations reported…
  • Apr 27

    Baha'i's in Iran

    Baha'i's in Iran
    House Resolution 220 (Ros Lehtinen, R-FL) has been introduced to condemn the government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights. The resolution…
  • Apr 27

    ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting in DC

    ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting in DC
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law holds its Spring Meeting this week in Washington, D.C. It's the place to be this week. See you there. (mew)
Rank this Week: 169

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 27

    Copyright Runs Amok in Comic Case

    Copyright Runs Amok in Comic Case
    Horizon v. Marvel: Copyright in the Three-Point Landing? I love copyright law, usually. Why is it there? It is there to ensure that authors and artists can profit from their work. Great idea. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, the…
  • Apr 27

    Senate Bill 444 – Now With Video!

    Senate Bill 444 – Now With Video!
    In Nevada, Senate Bill 444 stands to repeal all the effectiveness of the Nevada Anti-SLAPP Law. If you’ve read this blog at all in the past two weeks, you know that I have been a small part of the chorus of voices that rose up against…
  • Apr 26

    Nevada’s Senate Bill 444 – it matters even to Non-Nevadan

    Nevada’s Senate Bill 444 – it matters even to Non-Nevadan
    In 2013, Nevada passed the best Anti-SLAPP law in the country. Under this law, NRS 41.660-670, when someone files a lawsuit designed to stifle First Amendment protected expression, that lawsuit gets thrown out quickly, and that lawsuit comes…
Rank this Week: 180

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/
Rank this Week: 181

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/
  • Apr 27

    NPR: Drop-in Chefs for Senior

    NPR: Drop-in Chefs for Senior
    Occasionally I feel a little "push-pull" from the different directions that writing about "laws and policies of aging" takes me. One minute I'm writing about hunger for seniors in our nation's capitol, a dynamic driven by…
  • Apr 27

    News Reports Spotlight Guardianship Issues in the Sunshine State

    News Reports Spotlight Guardianship Issues in the Sunshine State
    Recent news reports in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune have focused on "elder guardianships" in Florida. The articles include: The Kindness of Strangers: Inside Elder Guardianship in Florida, a three part "special project." A…
  • Apr 27

    Iowa's New Law Recognizes Rights of Communication and Visitation in Guardianship

    Iowa's New Law Recognizes Rights of Communication and Visitation in Guardianship
    On April 24, 2015, Iowa's Governor signed SF 306 into law, amending Iowa's Guardianship Law to recognize an express right of adult wards to "communication, visitation, or interaction with other persons." The law's effective date is…
Rank this Week: 184

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/
  • Apr 27

    I call "bullshit" on this one...

    I call "bullshit" on this one...
    ...a story allegedly about a fearful closeted Christian law professor at an elite school? The late William Stuntz at Harvard, Michael McConnell at Stanford, David...
  • Apr 23

    Apparently if you don't agree with Paul Campos about law schools...

    Apparently if you don't agree with Paul Campos about law schools...
    ...you're like a Holocaust denier. This latest smear from Crazy Campos was directed at Michael Simkovic, whose grandparents, by the way, were Holocaust survivors. Even...
  • Apr 23

    LSAC reports applicants down just 2.6% as of April 17...

    LSAC reports applicants down just 2.6% as of April 17...
    ...here and see the chart, which suggests we've hit bottom in terms of the applicant pool (barring dramatic economic jolts, that is, which could move...
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • Apr 27

    FASB Proposes Changes Affecting Nonprofit

    FASB Proposes Changes Affecting Nonprofit
    Accounting Today reports that the Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued a proposed accounting standards update that would modify how nonprofits must report information in their financial statements and notes thereto. Proposed…
  • Apr 27

    Articles on the Clinton Foundation

    Articles on the Clinton Foundation
    The Clinton Foundation is obviously making headlines these days. I hardly know anything at this point begging for this nonprofit law professor’s comment. But for those who would like a sampling of stories from the past week’s news cycle,…
  • Apr 21

    Rutledge: Derivative Actions in Nonprofit Corporation

    Rutledge: Derivative Actions in Nonprofit Corporation
    Thomas E. Rutledge, Member of Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC, has authored an article entitled “Who Will Watch the Watchers?: Derivative Actions in Nonprofit Corporations” on SSRN. Rutledge argues that derivative actions may be available within…
Rank this Week: 211

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/
  • Apr 27

    House Bill to Curtail Class Actions Introduced

    House Bill to Curtail Class Actions Introduced
    Last week, Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) introduced H.R. 1927, ironically entitled “Fairness in Class Action Litigation 2015.” The bill provides: “(a) IN GENERAL.—No Federal court shall certify any proposed class unless the…
  • Apr 23

    Call for Papers: Eighth Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop

    Call for Papers: Eighth Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop
    The Eighth Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop is happening at the University of California, Irvine School of Law on September 11-12, 2015. If you wish to present a paper, the deadline to submit abstracts is June 19, 2015. Howard...
  • Apr 23

    First Annual Civil Procedure Workshop: July 16-17, Seattle University

    First Annual Civil Procedure Workshop: July 16-17, Seattle University
    As we covered earlier, the first annual Civil Procedure Workshop is being held July 16-17 at Seattle University School of Law. You can find more details and registration information in the document linked below: Download Seattle Civil…
Rank this Week: 213

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: 222

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
  • Apr 16

    Innovation And The Administrative State

    Innovation And The Administrative State
    Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is…
  • Apr 6

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"
    The Supreme Court's federalism battleground has recently shifted from the Commerce Clause to two textually marginal but substantively important domains: the Necessary and Proper Clause and, to a lesser extent, the General Welfare Clause. For…
  • Mar 19

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"
    Access Justice laws give people equal opportunity to enjoy primary goods, ensuring that access to these goods is not allocated by markets and is not tilted in favor of wealth and privilege. But Access Justice often fails to meet its…
Rank this Week: 223

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 27

    Does Anti-Commandeering Compensate For Broad Commerce Clause?

    Does Anti-Commandeering Compensate For Broad Commerce Clause?
    by Michael DorfLast Thursday I posted on the oddity that the Idaho legislature appears to have the power to prevent the United States from entering into a multilateral treaty governing transnational enforcement of child support obligations.…
  • Apr 24

    Pummeling the IRS Instead of Actually Simplifying the Tax System

    Pummeling the IRS Instead of Actually Simplifying the Tax System
    by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, published yesterday, I describe the political strategy that Republicans have been using for the last generation or so, wherein they set the IRS up for failure, watch it fail, and then use that…
  • Apr 23

    Treaties and Commandeering

    Treaties and Commandeering
    by Michael DorfYesterday's NY Times carried a story that, I imagine, was baffling to most readers. It noted that a committee of the Idaho legislature had voted to kill (for now) legislation designed to bring that state into line with…
Rank this Week: 230

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/
  • Apr 21

    A NY Court Decides Chimps Can Challenge Detention

    A NY Court Decides Chimps Can Challenge Detention
    See here, and see my 2001 paper on legal personhood for apes.
  • Apr 9

    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society

    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society
    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society Description Stanford Law School invites applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship in the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society (SPINS), part of the Center for Law and the…
  • Apr 9

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Brain Development in Children Could be Affected by Poverty, Study Shows, The Guardian In The Popular Press: Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor, NPR Shots Blog Art for the Knowing…
Rank this Week: 232

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

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

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

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

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 3

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 240

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/
  • Apr 10

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week we are joined by Mark Rothstein, the Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and the Founding Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. One of...
  • Apr 3

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week Ross Silverman joins us to discuss HR2 Minutiae, his NEJM take on Vaccination Law & Policy, and Indiana's HIV Emergency Order. The Week in Health Law Podcast from Frank Pasquale and Nicolas Terry is a commuting-length discussion…
  • Apr 1

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond
    Back in January, I commented on the oral arguments in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, the Medicaid reimbursement case that the Supreme Court decided yesterday. I noted then that Justice Breyer seemed confused about Medicaid's…
Rank this Week: 251

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
  • Apr 27

    Pittsburgh as New Brooklyn

    Pittsburgh as New Brooklyn
    Pittsburgh is again recognized as hip and trendy for a certain demographic:  People looking for hip and trendy on the cheap.  Once, the hip and trendy baseline was Portland. Today, it’s Brooklyn.…
  • Apr 20

    Leading Lawyers to Leadership

    Leading Lawyers to Leadership
    “Leading New Lawyers: Leadership and Legal Education,” a short essay that I posted to SSRN last week, describes a short course in leadership that grows out of some earlier thoughts posted to this blog, and which I teach here at…
  • Mar 16

    Blurred Copyright Line

    Blurred Copyright Line
    The Marvin Gaye/Robin Thicke/Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” verdict is in; the hand-wringing has begun (see the selection of commentary below). My reactions, as a non-musical copyright teacher: 1/ If musical traditions of…
Rank this Week: 253

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Apr 22

    7th Circuit Denies Attempt to Bring EU 261 Claims in U.S. Court

    7th Circuit Denies Attempt to Bring EU 261 Claims in U.S. Court
    Earlier this month the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Volodarskiy v. Delta Airlines, affirming the opinion of the Northern District Court of Illinois that Regulation 261/2004 of the European Union (EU 261), which…
  • Apr 8

    European Commission Approves French State Aid Scheme

    European Commission Approves French State Aid Scheme
    Applying the recently revised Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines, the European Commission has approved three schemes proposed by the French government for the purposes of improving regional connectivity and development and…
  • Apr 2

    Explainer on Germanwing

    Explainer on Germanwing
    We hope to offer additional details and commentary as more facts emerge from last week's tragedy involving Germanwings Flight 9525, but for now what follows is an overview of the basic legal issues pertaining to the event as we understand...
Rank this Week: 256

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/
  • Apr 9

    11th Circuit holds Engle progeny cases preempted

    11th Circuit holds Engle progeny cases preempted
    You can find the surprising opinion here. The crux of the opinion is the last paragraph: Cigarette smoking presents one of the most intractable public health problems our nation has ever faced. It was not so long ago that anyone...
  • Mar 19

    2014 Increased Revenue at Litigation Financier Burford Capital

    2014 Increased Revenue at Litigation Financier Burford Capital
    Daniel Fisher at Forbes has a post on the substantial increase in revenue in 2014 of litigation financier Burford Capital.
  • Mar 19

    Morris Ratner on Class Counsel as Litigation Funder

    Morris Ratner on Class Counsel as Litigation Funder
    Professor Morris Ratner (UC Hastings) has posted to SSRN his article, Class Counsel as Litigation Funders, which is forthcoming in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.
Rank this Week: 272

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 278

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Cell Tower Dumps, the 4th Amendment and the Stored Communications Act

    Cell Tower Dumps, the 4th Amendment and the Stored Communications Act
    This post examines a recent opinion from a U.S. Magistrate Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas:  In re Application for Cell Tower Records, 2015 WL 1022018 (2015).  He begins by explaining how…
  • Apr 24

    The NCIS Actor, the Restraining Order and the Tweet

    The NCIS Actor, the Restraining Order and the Tweet
    After Francis Shivers was convicted of “violating a restraining order and electronically distributing a harassing message” in violation of, respectively, California Penal Code  §§273.6(a) and 653.2(a), he…
  • Apr 22

    The "Homewrecker," the Blog and Stalking

    The "Homewrecker," the Blog and Stalking
    This post is much shorter than most of my posts because the opinion it examines is relatively short.  As I explain below, though, the post incorporates excerpts from a very long blog post which is the primary focus of the opinion this…
Rank this Week: 285

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 301

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/
  • Apr 6

    An Administrative Law Practicum

    An Administrative Law Practicum
    Over the last few years, many law schools have introduced a legislation and regulation course into the 1L curriculum. This is a very positive trend, and one I’m glad to be part of. But it does create some curricular challenges....
  • Mar 17

    Ninth Circuit Upholds EPA Approval of South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 317

    Ninth Circuit Upholds EPA Approval of South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 317
    On March 11, a panel of the Ninth Circuit (Schroeder, Silverman, Garbis (by designation)) issued a decision in NRDC v. EPA. In 2011, the South Coast Air Quality Management District adopted Rule 317, which imposes fees on certain programs…
  • Mar 17

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Seaman’s Manslaughter Charges Against BP Employee

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Seaman’s Manslaughter Charges Against BP Employee
    On March 11, a panel of the Fifth Circuit (Higginbotham, Jones, Prado) issued a decision in United States v. Kaluza, a criminal prosecution arising out of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert Kaluza and...
Rank this Week: 304

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: 305

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/
  • Apr 24

    Want to change a student's life?

    Want to change a student's life?
    One way to do it is to fund awards like this one, this one, or this one.
  • Apr 24

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.
    And this book is one such journey (with a very happy ending):  all of us who know Geoff and Autumn Berman were pulling for them as Geoff beat cancer.  (And yes, I'm one of the people mentioned in the book, but that's not why you…
  • Apr 21

    R.I.P., Betty Willis.

    R.I.P., Betty Willis.
    An icon who created icons.
Rank this Week: 308

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: 309

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Apr 22

    Shrine Circus 2015: ‘Turn and stand’ for animal

    Shrine Circus 2015: ‘Turn and stand’ for animal
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations “F—ing dopers!” This invective was snarled in our direction as we stood outside the Adams Center on the University of Montana campus in Missoula one recent April…
  • Apr 21

    Chimpanzees Granted Legal Person Status (Almost)

    Chimpanzees Granted Legal Person Status (Almost)
    Seth Victor I’m going to keep this short and sweet. The following linked article is pretty self-explanatory, but suffice to say, granting chimpanzees a writ of habeas corpus is a monumental step on the road to personhood. While…
  • Apr 20

    Coexisting: When a Mountain Lion Lives Under the House

    Coexisting: When a Mountain Lion Lives Under the House
    Jennifer Molidor When we take away wild places for wild animals, those animals find ways of showing up in our backyard. When that animal is a predator all hell breaks loose, suburban-wild style. This was exemplified by last week’s…
Rank this Week: 323

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/
  • Apr 21

    The Non-Aligned Movement & the Non-Proliferation Treaty: Collective Withdrawal?

    The Non-Aligned Movement & the Non-Proliferation Treaty: Collective Withdrawal?
    At the Arms Control Law blog, Dan Joyner blog provocatively proposes “a walkout from the NPT [Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons] en masse by the members of the NAM [Non-Aligned Movement]”: [….] “The…
  • Apr 19

    Race and the St. Louis Cardinal

    Race and the St. Louis Cardinal
    Saturday, Neesa and I went to watch the St. Louis Cardinals play the Cincinnati Reds with our youngest son Jacob. Around the third inning Neesa turned to me and said: “I have never seen so many white people in one place.” There…
  • Apr 15

    The Modern Papacy and War

    The Modern Papacy and War
    It did not receive nearly the attention it should have. In the last five weeks, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, who is the Holy See's chief diplomatic representative to the United Nations, has issued calls for organized military responses against…
Rank this Week: 344

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 21

    March 2015 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project

    March 2015 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project
    March 2015 in Retrospect is available here: http://www.internetjurisdiction.net/observatory/retrospect/2015-march/ Retrospect is the monthly newsletter of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project - a global multi-stakeholder dialogue…
  • Apr 20

    Targeting Safe Harbors to Solve the Music Industry’s YouTube Problem

    Targeting Safe Harbors to Solve the Music Industry’s YouTube Problem
    Last week, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released its 2015 Digital Music Report—an annual state of the industry update for digital recorded music. Included in the report, along with year-over-year…
  • Apr 20

    Targeting the DMCA to Solve the Music Industry’s YouTube Problem

    Targeting the DMCA to Solve the Music Industry’s YouTube Problem
    Last week, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released its 2015 Digital Music Report—an annual state of the industry update for digital recorded music. Included in the report, along with year-over-year…
Rank this Week: 365

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 8

    Are overcrowded prisons unconstitutional?

    Are overcrowded prisons unconstitutional?
    Jonathan Simon interviewed by Slate, March 18, 2015 “Does the Eighth Amendment just prevent torture, or does it protect something more? If it just protects us against torture then obviously it’s a very limited right, and we have…
  • Apr 8

    Canadian politics goes to the dog

    Canadian politics goes to the dog
    Ian Haney López book cited in Victoria News, March 17, 2015 Likely no country has employed dog-whistle politics longer or with more gusto than the United States. Indeed, in a book published last year … law professor Ian Haney…
  • Apr 8

    Talking in code

    Talking in code
    Ian Haney López interviewed by Chicago Reporter, March 13, 2015 Dog whistle politics is all about the stimulation of racial fear. And yet, we should be clear on those who are doing the stimulating—on the politicians, the…
Rank this Week: 367

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
  • Apr 27

    Instead of Eliminating Negotiation, How About Eliminating Backlash?

    Instead of Eliminating Negotiation, How About Eliminating Backlash?
    I am grateful for Michael’s push in his blog post last week to think more about job negotiation, particularly after Reddit announced that they will no longer negotiate starting salaries (in order to avoid gender…
  • Apr 27

    Do you know a Great Mentor? Please Nominate Your Favorite

    Do you know a Great Mentor? Please Nominate Your Favorite
    Hopefully you have already come across this solicitation elsewhere and nominated someone for our study. In case you haven’t, here’s my plea: I am writing to ask for your help with a new research project. A team of my colleagues…
  • Apr 26

    Why We Write

    Why We Write
    Our own Sarah Cole, Jill Gross, and Andrea Schneider, along with Tim Hedeen and Nancy Welsh, led an excellent session at the ABA conference entitled, “How Being Angry Leads to Good Research.” They said that perceptions of…
Rank this Week: 372

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
  • Feb 3

    The Geekiest Pants Ever

    The Geekiest Pants Ever
    Pants, which were heavily featured in the fall runway shows by such designers as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, are making their way down to the moderate market, emerging as one of the season’s hot fashion categories. Moderate-price…
  • Jan 30

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan
    San Diego SEO Companies have created numerous campaigns with search engine marketing and internet marketing for many companies located in the San Diego county area. With the use of search engine optimization, online business owners are…
  • Jan 22

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Rank this Week: 390

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: 401

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/
  • Apr 24

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie
    Try telling Conservatives that the ridiculous, partisan, waste of taxpayer money that is Bill C-377 Harper Senate Appointee Plett Insults Distinguished Witness at hearings into Anti-union Bill imposes far more onerous reporting requirements…
  • Apr 14

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote
    A long strike by United Steelworkers members at Crown Holdings beer can manufacturer has been in the news lately, and the Ontario government has now appointed an expert arbitrator to try and broker a deal there.  Receiving less…
  • Mar 31

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law
    March 31, 2015 March was a good month for me.  I was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada twice in the span of about a week!  The first citation was in the collective bargaining case MPAO v. Canada, where the court cited my…
Rank this Week: 411

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Dec 1

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court
    Peter and Kathleen Kuretski submitted a 2007 tax return showing they owed almost $25,000 but they didn't pay a penny. In the administrative process within the IRS, they sought approval of an "offer in compromise" where they would…
  • Nov 15

    Election Puzzle

    Election Puzzle
    The elections got me down. I must admit that I am truly puzzled by the American electorate--that is, the very small slice of American voters that actually makes it to the polls and votes. We know that many of the...
  • Oct 23

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest
    There is class warfare going on, right now, all across this country. It's highlighted by the election gimmicks and gambits of those on the right who claim to be supporting ordinary Americans but whose real intentions show in the results. And…
Rank this Week: 419

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 448