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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 18

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing
    Many of the cases we study in my M&A course and in Corporations stem from the mid-1980s when the "bust-up deal" was the order of the day. It's often surprising to law students that a corporation might be "worth more...
  • Apr 17

    China's odd approach to merger regulation

    China's odd approach to merger regulation
    You may have already seen this story involving the Glencore/Xstrata merger. The merger of Glencore and Xstrata created the world’s fourth-largest mining company and largest commodities trader when it was finalized last year. But as a…
  • Apr 10

    Bouchard confirmed

    Bouchard confirmed
    Yesterday, the Delaware Senate confirmed Andre Bouchard as the next Chancellor to replace Leo Strine who is now Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. Next up on the Delaware judicial merry go round, nominating a replacement for Justice…
Rank this Week: 107

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Apr 18

    Bank of America, Kenneth Lewis and the Financial Crisi

    Bank of America, Kenneth Lewis and the Financial Crisi
    Bank of America settled a case with the Attorney General of NY, Eric Schneiderman over the acquisition of Merrill Lynch. The settlement included a $10 payment by Kenneth Lewis, the former CEO of BofA. A copy of the settlement is here.…
  • Apr 17

    The SEC's Disclosure Project

    The SEC's Disclosure Project
    On Friday, April 11, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance gave a speech that provided a "path" forward on the division's corporate disclosure reform project. Replacing "disclosure overload" with "disclosure…
  • Apr 16

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 2)

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 2)
    The SEC's decision to apply for rehearing en banc in NAM v. SEC needs to take into account the impact of any consolidation with a related case. Consolidation may affect the pool of judges eligible to participate in the decision which in turn…
Rank this Week: 111

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 17

    "An Evaluation of Shareholder Activism"

    "An Evaluation of Shareholder Activism"
    Just as I have reservations about empirical scholarship in the law, I have different but equal reservations about economic modeling in the law. But, setting those aside, An Evaluation of Shareholder... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 17

    "Does Religious Piety Inspire Corporate Social Responsibility?"

    "Does Religious Piety Inspire Corporate Social Responsibility?"
    As regular readers know, I take empirical work with a rather large grain of salt. With that qualifier, however, I found a new article entitled Does Religious Piety Inspire Corporate Social... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Apr 16

    SEC Commissioner Gallagher on Reforming the Shareholder proposal Rule

    SEC Commissioner Gallagher on Reforming the Shareholder proposal Rule
    In his recent speech, SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher also commented on the state of SEC Rule 14a-8--the so-called shareholder proposal rule. First, he identified the problem: The Commission’s... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 113

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 18

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe
    The Alaska legislature has passed an apology immunity bill. As is typical with many of these bills, it distinguishes between admissions, which remain admissible, and expressions of sympathy, which would become inadmissible. The bill cleared…
  • Apr 17

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment
    In 2002, then-Governor Jeb Bush appointed 5 members to a panel to advise about an alleged med mal crisis. The panel recommended med mal caps on non-economic damages. In 2003, the legislature passed a cap; the Florida Supreme Court…
  • Apr 16

    LA: Bill to Drop $50K Limit for Jury Trial Voted Down by House

    LA: Bill to Drop $50K Limit for Jury Trial Voted Down by House
    Two weeks ago, I reported that a bill to remove the $50K minimum to request a jury trial had passed a key committee vote in the House. Today the full House voted the bill down 51-49, with 5 members not...
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/
  • Apr 18

    Update on General Mills' Forced Arbitration Clause

    Update on General Mills' Forced Arbitration Clause
    Jeremy Telman's post yesterday provided a nice overview of General Mills' mandatory arbitration clause. But wait - now there's more. GM is apparently providing an "opt-out," but you have to read the fine print. Bob Sullivan has an…
  • Apr 18

    Making the Fine Print Fair Symposium

    Making the Fine Print Fair Symposium
    For those of you unable to attend the "Making the Fine Print Fair" Symposium, hosted by the Georgetown Consumer Law Society and Citizen Works -Fair Contracts.org, here is a link to a Livestream of the program. It was an…
  • Apr 17

    General Mills Leads the Way (Into Compelled Arbitration)

    General Mills Leads the Way (Into Compelled Arbitration)
    According to this article in today's New York Times, General Mills has added language to its website designed to force anyone who interacts with the company to disclaim any right to bring a legal action against it in a court...
Rank this Week: 122

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 19

    Hiring Help

    Hiring Help
    From the Atlantic: When Lorrie Moore, acclaimed author of A Gate at The Stairs and Birds of America, released Bark, her first short story collection in 16 years, on February 25th, critics were dismayed to find that such a long...
  • Apr 18

    Anti-Adultery Law

    Anti-Adultery Law
    From USA Today: The New Hampshire state Senate voted Thursday to repeal its anti-adultery law, sending the bill to Gov. Maggie Hassan, who says she's likely to sign it into law. Under the law the Legislature voted to repeal, adultery...
  • Apr 17

    Lozano v. Alvarez

    Lozano v. Alvarez
    From Margaret Ryznar, writing for the Huffington Post: In early March, the United States Supreme Court handed down the opinion in its most recent international abduction case, Lozano v. Alvarez. Justice Thomas wrote for the unanimous Court,…
Rank this Week: 125

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    Chen Min (Xiao Shu 笑蜀) to speak at GWU Law School (April 22)

    Chen Min (Xiao Shu 笑蜀) to speak at GWU Law School (April 22)
    Noted political commentator and former (...
  • Apr 16

    Mike Dowdle on Cai Dingjian

    Mike Dowdle on Cai Dingjian
    Here's a very nice tribute to the late constitutional law scholar Cai Dingjian by Mike Dowdle of National University of Singapore. (It's at the end of the book review.)
  • Apr 9

    More on the debate over Confucius Institute

    More on the debate over Confucius Institute
    On February 14th I posted what was definitely not a valentine to Confucius Institutes written by University of Chicago anthropologist Marshall Sahlins, as well as a response written by my colleague Ed McCord. Sahlins has now written a…
Rank this Week: 127

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Ingham's The Nature of Money

    Ingham's The Nature of Money
    Geoffrey Ingham, The Nature of Money,  I think this is a remarkable book.  I'm a little out of my depth here (and actually, I haven't finished it) but it's the most useful thing I ever read on the topic.  Put narrowly, it…
  • Apr 14

    No Time like the Present

    No Time like the Present
       "October: This is one of the particularly dangerous months to invest in stocks. Other dangerous months are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February."So Mark Twain, or so it is…
  • Apr 13

    DeLong on Piketty; Economist on Bank

    DeLong on Piketty; Economist on Bank
    Two can't miss weekend reads:  One. the  "Economist Essay" on the history of financial crises; and two, DeLong on Piketty--i.e., P's magisterial new study of inequality.  The Economist piece explains itself and I stand ready to…
Rank this Week: 130

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 18

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule
    The ninth Global Legal Skills Conference will be held May 21-23, 2014 at the University of Verona Faculty of Law in Verona, Italy. More than 140 participants are expected from around the world. Here is a link to the draft...
  • Apr 17

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?
    Lawyers are often told that the word shall is prescriptive, meaning that something is required. But as NKU Chase Professor Phillip Sparks pointed out in a recent Kentucky Bench and Bar column, shall can actually have several meanings and…
  • Apr 15

    Don't over-argue your case

    Don't over-argue your case
    U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois recently advised lawyers to winnow their arguments down to the most effective ones. His article in the winter issue of Litigation quotes Judge Richard Prosser to…
Rank this Week: 141

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

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

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
  • Apr 15

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet?

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet?
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
  • Apr 10

    Intelligence Gathering and the Unowned Internet

    Intelligence Gathering and the Unowned Internet
    The long-term viability of an unowned, open Internet remains in question. Any analysis of where the Internet is headed as a protocol and a platform must take into account the activities of both public and private entities that see the…
Rank this Week: 143

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 18

    Alexander on Property's End

    Alexander on Property's End
    Greg Alexander (Cornell) has posted Property's Ends: The Publicness of Private Law Values, 99 Iowa L. Rev. 1257 (2014). Here's the abstract: Property theorists commonly suppose that property has as its ends certain private values, such as…
  • Apr 17

    May 5 - The Future of Environmental Finance - UNC School of Government and online

    May 5 - The Future of Environmental Finance - UNC School of Government and online
    From the EPA listserv announcement: Please save the date for "The Future of Environmental Finance," a public forum at the UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill, NC on May 5th, 2014 from 1:30pm-4:30pm Eastern. This event will also be…
  • Apr 16

    Rissman, Owley, Thompson and Shaw on Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change

    Rissman, Owley, Thompson and Shaw on Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change
    Adena Rissman (Ecology-Wisconsin), (our very own) Jessie Owley (SUNY-Buffalo), Buzz Thompson (Stanford) and Rebecca Shaw (Env. Defense Fund) have posted Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change, Conservation Letters (2014). Here's…
Rank this Week: 156

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
Rank this Week: 161

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 18

    In Re Marriage of Metzger (Cal. Ct. App. - March 25, 2014)

    In Re Marriage of Metzger (Cal. Ct. App. - March 25, 2014)
    I'm not sure who's at fault in this divorce case:  Tammy, Raphael, or both.  But it's long, expensive and seemingly full of vitriol.Did I mention that Raphael's an attorney?  Who's representing himself?  Well, he is.The…
  • Apr 17

    Sheehan v. City and County of San Francisco (9th Cir. - Feb. 21, 2014)

    Sheehan v. City and County of San Francisco (9th Cir. - Feb. 21, 2014)
    It's not a good sign for the viability of a majority opinion when you can't even get Judge Graber to agree that the civil rights claim alleged by the plaintiff is viable.I can see where Judge Fisher (joined by Judge Noonan) is coming from.…
  • Apr 16

    NRDC v. Jewell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2014)

    NRDC v. Jewell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2014)
    Back in July of 2012, the Ninth Circuit decided an environmental case involving the delta smelt.  Judge Hug wrote the majority opinion, and Judge Paez dissented.The dispute was over standing.  Judge Paez began by saying "I…
Rank this Week: 164

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/
  • Apr 18

    End-of-Week Blog Roundup

    End-of-Week Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner discusses dignity as a value in cost-benefit analysis and recent Russian stock prices; Brian Leiter discusses a dispute over faculty pay at Oregon; and Will Baude has two posts on the credibility of law enforcement officials and…
  • Apr 15

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner posts on Russia's invocation of 'civil war' in Ukraine and shares a response to his post on social security overpayments; Will Baude looks at a recent case in which police were caught lying; and Richard Epstein discusses…
  • Apr 14

    Weekend Blog Roundup

    Weekend Blog Roundup
    At The Volokh Conspiracy, Will Baude looks at a neglected cert petition in Williams v. Johnson and "a brief verbal skirmish at the U.S. Sentencing Commission;" meanwhile, Eric Posner examines the government's claim to be able to…
Rank this Week: 168

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 18

    There IS an App for That Advance Directive!

    There IS an App for That Advance Directive!
    Charlie Sabatino, Executive Director of the ABA Commission on Law & Aging sent me an email to let me know about the release of an update to the app, My Health Care Wishes. According to the flyer for the app...
  • Apr 18

    Legal Advocates Take Swift Action to Preserve Access to Social Security Benefits in Oregon

    Legal Advocates Take Swift Action to Preserve Access to Social Security Benefits in Oregon
    Three legal advocacy organizations, Disability Rights Oregon, the Oregon Law Center and the National Senior Citizens Law Center, worked as a team to initiate a class action suit in Oregon on behalf of 700 individuals with disabilities to…
  • Apr 18

    Older Adult Protective Service Options: When Even Court Orders Are Not Enough

    Older Adult Protective Service Options: When Even Court Orders Are Not Enough
    My various search routines regularly alert me to cases involving older adults. I was reading an unpublished Washington Court of Appeals decision dated February 2014 in State v. Knopp, which at first seemed fairly straight-forward, if sad. A…
Rank this Week: 173

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 17

    Breaking news(?) Babies intentionally cockblock

    Breaking news(?) Babies intentionally cockblock
    Babies cry to make sure their moms aren’t getting any. Yep… little tiny cockblockers. (source) Couldn’t we just assure them that we’re using birth control?Filed under: misc
  • Apr 17

    Judge Admonishes Expert Witness – Expert Witness Sues Blogger Who Reported On It

    Judge Admonishes Expert Witness – Expert Witness Sues Blogger Who Reported On It
    By Marc J. Randazza When a New York Supreme Court Judge told Dr. Michael Katz, the medical expert for the defense in a personal injury case, that he was lying about the medical examination he conducted, Dr. Katz knew the judge was wrong. So,…
  • Apr 13

    Bloggers are protected as “Media” – Comins v. VanVoorhis (Chapter 2)

    Bloggers are protected as “Media” – Comins v. VanVoorhis (Chapter 2)
    It’s an all-too-common scenario: A blogger criticizes someone online, and then gets sued for his statements.   But two things make this case unique: First, the plaintiff sued because of the blogger’s characterizations of him…
Rank this Week: 177

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: 179

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 18

    Judge Scheindlin, In Re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, and… A Non-Fully Dead ATS?

    Judge Scheindlin, In Re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, and… A Non-Fully Dead ATS?
    Although in the middle of the Easter holiday (at least for some), I find it is worth briefly reporting on the opinion of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York In re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, that was…
  • Apr 16

    New Czech Act on Private International Law

    New Czech Act on Private International Law
    By Petr Briza, co-founding partner of Briza & Trubac, a Czech law firm focusing on cross-border litigation and arbitration, among others. Regular readers of this blog might recall this post that referred to my article at Transnational…
  • Apr 15

    Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture

    Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture
    On June 6, 2014 the Humboldt University Berlin will host the first Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture. The Lecture is part of an annual lecture series that aims at encouraging the exchange between U.S. and European lawyers in the field of…
Rank this Week: 187

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 16

    Political Activity Regulations Will Be Re-Written Again . . . and Again (from scratch!)

    Political Activity Regulations Will Be Re-Written Again . . . and Again (from scratch!)
    Let's face it, any attempt at regulating political activity by grass roots organizations, charitable or otherwise, is bound to fail. Why? Because nobody has ever explained why engaging in political speech is not a public good, less deserving…
  • Apr 15

    Interesting Source Documents re: 501(c)(4) application for exemption

    Interesting Source Documents re: 501(c)(4) application for exemption
    One of the few beneficial effects of the faux scandal regarding the IRS' treatment of 501(c)(4) entities is likely to be public access to lots of stuff that would otherwise not be accessible. Stuff that might be useful for someone...
  • Apr 15

    Nonprofit Finance Fund: State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

    Nonprofit Finance Fund: State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey
    New York – April 7, 2014– The economic recovery is not offering signs of relief for the nonprofit sector, and many organizations are now looking to new models of funding, according to the results of the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2014...
Rank this Week: 200

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 17

    Social Media, Standard Form Contracts, and the Right to Sue

    Social Media, Standard Form Contracts, and the Right to Sue
    The New York Times has an interesting article today When "Liking" a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the article: General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty...
  • Apr 17

    Call for Papers: Akron L. Rev. Symposium Issue on Class Action

    Call for Papers: Akron L. Rev. Symposium Issue on Class Action
    SYMPOSIUM ISSUE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON LAW REVIEW The Class Action After A Decade of Roberts Court Decisions The Akron Law Review invites academic papers on the reasoning, dimensions, and possible impacts of one or more of the class action or...
  • Apr 16

    Report on Last Week's Civil Rules Advisory Committee Meeting

    Report on Last Week's Civil Rules Advisory Committee Meeting
    We covered earlier the agenda for the Civil Rules Advisory Committee’s April meeting, which took place in Portland, Oregon last week and was an important step for the recently proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.…
Rank this Week: 204

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: 213

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 10

    Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"

    Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"
    Legal discussions of negligence focus on issues of harm, fault, and remedy in the context of failure to exercise reasonable care. The point of orientation is the negligent event. In this talk I want to investigate a related moral duty, the…
  • Mar 27

    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur, and Richard McAdams, "Temporary Law: The Case of Smoking Bans"

    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur, and Richard McAdams, "Temporary Law: The Case of Smoking Bans"
    Libertarians often assert that regulation is unnecessary because the market will meet any existing consumer demand. The issue of smoking in bars is a paradigmatic context in which this argument arises. Libertarians argue that bar patrons…
  • Mar 13

    Emily Buss, "Court Reform in the Juvenile Justice System"

    Emily Buss, "Court Reform in the Juvenile Justice System"
    Over 100 years ago, Chicago led the way in establishing separate courts for young people who committed crimes. These Juvenile Courts, soon in operation in every state, had two interrelated aims: The first was to separate adolescent…
Rank this Week: 221

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 18

    What's a Little Red-Baiting Among Friends?

    What's a Little Red-Baiting Among Friends?
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananThere was an event earlier this week, held at the Urban Institute here in Washington, that captured perfectly what is wrong with "This Town."  The Tax Policy Center (TPC), a policy group jointly supported by…
  • Apr 17

    Political Corruption, Skin In the Game, and Contestability

    Political Corruption, Skin In the Game, and Contestability
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananEarlier this week, in a post titled "Government Size and (Non)Corruption," Professor Dorf discussed recent reports that two doctors in Florida: (1) receive the highest Medicare reimbursements in the country, (2)…
  • Apr 16

    Suicide, Speech, and the Constitution

    Suicide, Speech, and the Constitution
    by Sherry F. ColbMy column on Justia's Verdict this week analyzes a Minnesota Supreme Court decision, State v. Melchert-Dinkel, holding that the First Amendment precludes the criminal prosecution of someone for advising or…
Rank this Week: 223

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 17

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Why are scientists trying to map every single neuron in the brain?, Vox In The Popular Press: Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism risk in boys: Study, CBS News A Patient's Bizarre…
  • Apr 16

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency"

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency"
    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency" by Ezio Di Nucci has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract I show that Pickard’s argument against the irresistibility of addiction fails because her proposed dilemma,…
  • Apr 14

    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey"

    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey"
    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey" by Michele Farisco, et al., has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Notwithstanding fundamental methodological advancements,…
Rank this Week: 227

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: 232

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/
Rank this Week: 241

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Apr 17

    India Wrestles with Control Issues After Loosening Foreign Ownership Cap

    India Wrestles with Control Issues After Loosening Foreign Ownership Cap
    A recent story from the Economic Times highlights the difficulties States encounter as they try to relax restrictions on foreign ownership of airlines without actually allowing foreign ownership or control. India has recently opened up its…
  • Apr 15

    European Commission Updates Banned Carrier List

    European Commission Updates Banned Carrier List
    Last week the European Commission released the 23rd version of its EU air safety list, identifying airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the EU because of concerns about their level of compliance…
  • Apr 11

    New Tokyo Convention Protocol Covers Disruptive Passenger

    New Tokyo Convention Protocol Covers Disruptive Passenger
    ICAO has announced the adoption of a new Protocol to the 1963 Tokyo Convention on offenses committed on aircraft. The Protocol enhances states' authority to penalize passengers who commit disruptive acts on-board aircraft. It is now open for…
Rank this Week: 243

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 4

    Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Setting the abstract idea goalpost

    Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Setting the abstract idea goalpost
    This week, the Court heard oral arguments in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank. There are lots of writeups, and I, of course, prefer the one that quotes me. For that reason, I’m going to skip a lot of the detail. … Continue reading…
  • Apr 1

    Google Files Cert. Petition in Street View Case

    Google Files Cert. Petition in Street View Case
    I noted back in October that Google had hired “noted Supreme Court advocate Seth Waxman” as it was preparing its petition for rehearing in the Street View case, “indicating perhaps how far they intend to take this.”…
  • Mar 25

    Schneier on the NSA, Google, Facebook Connection But What About Phones?

    Schneier on the NSA, Google, Facebook Connection But What About Phones?
    Bruce Schneier argues that we should not be fooled by Google, Facebook, and other companies that decry the recent NSA data grabs, because the nature of the Internet is surveillance; but what about phone companies? The press has jumped on…
Rank this Week: 246

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 17

    Stanford Symposium on the BP Oil Spill Litigation

    Stanford Symposium on the BP Oil Spill Litigation
    The Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation is hosting a symposium, "A Complicated Cleanup: The BP Oil Spill Litigation," on Thursday, May 8, 2014 and Friday, May 9, 2014, at Stanford Law School. The keynote address speaker is…
  • Mar 31

    Zimmerman on Presidential and Corporate Settlement

    Zimmerman on Presidential and Corporate Settlement
    Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I rapped at ya. I am passing along two recent, and very interesting, papers by Adam Zimmerman of Loyola. The first concerns presidential settlements and is entitled, oddly enough, "Presidential…
  • Mar 23

    2014 Vancouver Summer Law Program and Global Tort Litigation Course

    2014 Vancouver Summer Law Program and Global Tort Litigation Course
    I'm serving as Co-Director of Southwestern Law School's 2014 Vancouver Summer Law Program, which is offered in collaboration with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law and the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and…
Rank this Week: 258

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 273

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing
    --> After the federal government charged Paul Case with distribution and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S. Code §§ 2252(a)(2) and 2252(a)(4)(B), he [moved, pursuant] to Franks…
  • Apr 16

    Copying Data as a 4th Amendment Seizure

    Copying Data as a 4th Amendment Seizure
    In this post, I return to an issue I did several posts on, early in the career of this blog: “Seizure,” “Copying as a Seizure (Again)” and “Copying as Search and Seizure.” I am returning to the issue…
  • Apr 14

    The Law Student, Character Evidence and Offering to Buy “Your Teenage Daughter"

    The Law Student, Character Evidence and Offering to Buy “Your Teenage Daughter"
    As a judge who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit notes at the beginning of his opinion in this case, “Harry McMillan was a second-year law student at the Southern Illinois University School of Law when he posted an…
Rank this Week: 282

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 11

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law

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

    Energy Law Symposium on Emerging Business and Regulatory Model

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

    Why Take Environmental Law?

    Why Take Environmental Law?
    Across the country, law students are registering for their fall courses, and some of them are choosing whether or not to take environmental law. This, then, is a good time to make the case for enrolling in the course. The...
Rank this Week: 285

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Apr 18

    NYT on Police Investigation of Rape Allegation Against Florida State Quarterback

    NYT on Police Investigation of Rape Allegation Against Florida State Quarterback
    This NYT story (published this week) is fascinating not only in terms of the window it opens onto a number of criminal justice and societal controversies, but also as a lesson in the types of evidence now available to police...
  • Apr 17

    Notable Forthcoming Evidence Scholarship: "Inefficient Evidence"

    Notable Forthcoming Evidence Scholarship: "Inefficient Evidence"
    Alex Stein (Cardozo) recently posted “Inefficient Evidence” (forthcoming Alabama Law Review) to SSRN. The article offers a unifying theory of evidence that, in Stein’s view, justifies (at least to some degree) the American evidence…
  • Apr 17

    Next Best Thing: Court of Appeals of North Carolina Finds Testimony About Deleted Voicemails Admissible

    Next Best Thing: Court of Appeals of North Carolina Finds Testimony About Deleted Voicemails Admissible
    North Carolina Rule of Evidence 1002, North Carolina's version of the Best Evidence Rule, provides that To prove the content of a writing, recording, or photograph, the original writing, recording, or photograph is required, except as…
Rank this Week: 289

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/
Rank this Week: 298

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 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...
  • Mar 20

    Let's play ball!

    Let's play ball!
    I'm slowly becoming a convert to the idea that fantasy football is the best fantasy sport, but I still like fantasy baseball a lot, so I joined a public league more or less at the last moment (i.e., a couple...
Rank this Week: 305

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 11

    Someone else’s trash: Rez dogs saved; rez dogs lost

    Someone else’s trash: Rez dogs saved; rez dogs lost
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations From tragic to jubilant in eight short words: “Puppies left to die in garbage bin reunited.” The headline pulls you into the story–you already know it ends well–but…
  • Apr 8

    New Book on Evolving Legal Status of Pet

    New Book on Evolving Legal Status of Pet
    Hi All, Please excuse the self-promotion, but today marks the publication of my first book, Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs. The book is about how pets have become more like family, not only in our homes, but also…
  • Mar 25

    A tar sands skirmish for human & animal right

    A tar sands skirmish for human & animal right
    Kathleen Stachowski    Other Nations Well I won’t back down, no I won’t back down. You can stand me up at the gates of hell But I won’t back down. ~Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Nothing says gates of hell like…
Rank this Week: 307

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: 309

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 19

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”
    Morning Bell at Mount Jing, Ma Xian (late 18th-early 19th) Qing dynasty On an existential level, when we recognize the extent to which our lives are molded by social constructs, we become able to free ourselves from a type of emotional…
  • Apr 16

    Conscience & Conviction

    Conscience & Conviction
    The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959. This is one of several Rockwell paintings that can serve more or less as a civics lesson (cf. the 1964 painting, The Problem…
  • Apr 15

    Group Libel and the Crime of Poverty

    Group Libel and the Crime of Poverty
    In reviewing The Divided by Matt Taibbi in the Sunday New York Times Book Review, Timothy Noah makes the remark that poverty is being criminalized in the United States. He refers to the way that poor people are being treated on the streets,…
Rank this Week: 330

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 18

    Booklist from the ABA DR Annual Meeting

    Booklist from the ABA DR Annual Meeting
    At the recent ABA DR Annual Meeting, we had our second installment of the “What I’m Reading” panel. I promised a reading list from panelists and participants; here it is: Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) Shop Class as…
  • Apr 17

    Call for papers: Transnational Dispute Management

    Call for papers: Transnational Dispute Management
    The Transnational Dispute Management Journal has issued a Call for Papers for its upcoming special issue on “Dispute Resolution from a Corporate Perspective.” Proposals due no later than July 31, 2014. Details here.
  • Apr 17

    Alkon on the Supreme Court and Plea Bargaining

    Alkon on the Supreme Court and Plea Bargaining
    Cynthia Alkon (Texas A&M) has published “The U.S. Supreme Court’s Failure To Fix Plea Bargaining: The Impact of Lafler and Frye” in the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, available on SSRN here. The abstract:…
Rank this Week: 356

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
Rank this Week: 371

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: 385

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 4

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model
    You may have seen in the media that Unifor (the old Canadian Auto Workers) applied this week to represent employees at Toyota’s three plants in Cambridge and Woodstock.  The media stories said there is approximately 6500 employees…
  • Apr 3

    Union Security and the Law (links)

    Union Security and the Law (links)
     Labour Relations Act Canadian Laws on Union Dues and Membership Rand’s Arbitration Decision (Ford, 1946) Right to Work and Bullshit in Labour Policy Debates Has anything changed with Hudak’s New claim that he is dropping…
  • Mar 27

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?
    There was a big decision from the Illinois region of the National Labor Relations Board yesterday, finding that Northwestern University football players are “employees” and therefore entitled to unionize.  Here’s the…
Rank this Week: 398

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 14

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.
    No matter how much the business lobby complains about the "business costs" of increasing the minimum wage, legislators should look past that self-serving ideology and look at reality. Workers have contributed to increased…
  • Dec 3

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"
    For years (decades, actually), the American pro-wealthy right has argued that lowering corporate tax rates will create jobs. That is the presumed purpose behind the push by Dave Camp to enact a tax reform package with lower corporate rates,…
  • Nov 17

    FATCA Agreement with France

    FATCA Agreement with France
    On November 14, the US Treasury Department announced that it had signed an agreement with France relating to the implementation of the 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) law. That makes the 10th such agreement signed between the…
Rank this Week: 403

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

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

    Harold Ramis’ Copyright Trilogy

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

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

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

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

    Hearsay Culture now airing on Freirad 105.9 radio, Innsbruck, Austria
    I’m thrilled to announce that Hearsay Culture will now be airing monthly on Freirad community radio, Innsbruck, Austria! Freirad will be selecting one show per month to air on Wednesdays at 2pm (local time). Next week’s selection…
Rank this Week: 430

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 16

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key
    Today the Fourth Circuit refrained from deciding the first legal challenge to government seizure of the master encryption keys that secure our communications with web sites and email servers.  Nevertheless, the Court upheld contempt of…
  • Apr 10

    ECPA reform is not just a U.S. issue

    ECPA reform is not just a U.S. issue
    If US law enforcement officers want to access your private emails, they need to follow the requirements in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.  ECPA is an old and imperfect piece of legislation.  Industry and civil society…
  • Apr 10

    My Comments On NSA Spying to PCLOB

    My Comments On NSA Spying to PCLOB
    Today I filed comments with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) in connection with its hearing on section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. That law is the legal basis for the PRISM surveillance program and involves…
Rank this Week: 433