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Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Apr 20

    RabelsZ Vol. 81 (2017) No. 1

    RabelsZ Vol. 81 (2017) No. 1
    We have not yet alerted our readers to the first issue of Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (RabelsZ) which was published in February 2017. So, here we go: Jürgen…
  • Apr 20

    Now (partly) online: Encyclopedia of Private International Law

    Now (partly) online: Encyclopedia of Private International Law
    During the last four years a group of 181 authors from 57 countries has been working very hard to make a special book project come true: the 4-volume Encyclopedia of Private International Law (published by Edward Elgar and edited by…
  • Apr 19

    Public consultation third party effects transactions in securities and claim

    Public consultation third party effects transactions in securities and claim
    The European Commission has published a public consultation on the conflict of law rules for third party effects of transactions in securities and claims. The aim of the consultation is to ‘gather stakeholders’ views on the…
Rank this Week: 105

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

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

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 24

    "Corporate Directors in the UK" cracks top ten list

    "Corporate Directors in the UK" cracks top ten list
    No brag, just fact: Dear Stephen Mark Bainbridge: Your paper, "CORPORATE DIRECTORS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: LSN: Corporate Law (Topic). As of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 21

    House Dodd-Frank reform bill would sharply limit shareholder proposal

    House Dodd-Frank reform bill would sharply limit shareholder proposal
    Bloomberg Securities Regulation and Law Report advises that: House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) wants to require anyone seeking to put a proposal on the corporate ballot to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 20

    Genetic engineering humans to live on water worlds: Maybe James Blish was right after all

    Genetic engineering humans to live on water worlds: Maybe James Blish was right after all
    I saw this interesting news story: A new study published in The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society suggests that most habitable planets are wet. Like, extremely wet. Using computer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 107

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

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

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

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

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

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

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
Rank this Week: 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 25

    Contractual Rights to Prince's "Vault"

    Contractual Rights to Prince's "Vault"
    On April 14, the Wall Street Journal reported that Universal Music Group has won the licensing rights to late pop/rock star Prince's music in the "vault" he apparently kept on his property. The price tag was $30 million. Now,…
  • Apr 24

    New edition: Principles of Contractual Interpretation by Richard Calnan

    New edition: Principles of Contractual Interpretation by Richard Calnan
    From our friends at Oxford University Press: "Written with the busy practitioner in mind, Richard Calnan’s Principles of Contractual Interpretation is a concise and insightful book that sets out the principles that guide the courts in…
  • Apr 24

    Scholarship Spotlight: "What Did They Know and When Did They Know it? Pretesting and Assessing Learning Outcomes" (Jeffrey Harrison - Florida)

    Scholarship Spotlight: "What Did They Know and When Did They Know it? Pretesting and Assessing Learning Outcomes" (Jeffrey Harrison - Florida)
    How far does the teaching of contract doctrine take students beyond their initial intuitive view of the applicable legal rules? Jeffrey Lynch Harrison of the University of Florida - Levin College of Law recently posted "What Did They…
Rank this Week: 133

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 25

    Curcio on Sexual Assault on Campus and Tort Law

    Curcio on Sexual Assault on Campus and Tort Law
    Andrea Curcio has posted to SSRN Institutional Failure, Campus Sexual Assault and Danger in the Dorms: Regulatory Limits and the Promise of Tort Law. The abstract provides: Data demonstrates the majority of on-campus sexual assaults occur in…
  • Apr 24

    MO: Asbestos Transparency Bill

    MO: Asbestos Transparency Bill
    Twelve states have passed asbestos transparency laws requiring plaintiffs in asbestos suits to disclose claims they have filed with asbestos trusts. In Missouri, such bills have been filed in both the House and Senate. What's the rationale…
  • Apr 21

    Yuracko & Avraham on Race-Based Tort Damage

    Yuracko & Avraham on Race-Based Tort Damage
    Kim Yuracko & Ronen Avraham have posted to SSRN Valuing Black Lives: A Constitutional Challenge to the Use of Race-Based Tables in Calculating Tort Damages. The abstract provides: In 2011, a young couple eagerly expecting the birth of…
Rank this Week: 134

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Remembering an earlier refugee crisis, and a family who risked their lives to help

    Remembering an earlier refugee crisis, and a family who risked their lives to help
    From the Washington Post: In 1943, when Refik Veseli, a photographer’s apprentice, smuggled his mentor Moshe Mandil and Mandil’s family across Albania to escape the Nazis, he didn’t see himself as particularly heroic. Mandil, who had…
  • Apr 24

    Divorce Attorney’s Murder A Chilling Reminder Of The Dangers Of Family L

    Divorce Attorney’s Murder A Chilling Reminder Of The Dangers Of Family L
    From the American Law Institute: On March 22, attorney Sara Quirt San was shot and killed by her client’s estranged husband. Her killer’s rampage included murdering two of his wife’s co-workers, before driving to Sann’s office and…
  • Apr 23

    In world first, Singapore court rules parents deserve kids with their gene

    In world first, Singapore court rules parents deserve kids with their gene
    From Asia Times: Blood is thicker than water, or so the saying goes, reflecting the value we put on biological relationships. But is it something the law should recognize? Singapore’s Supreme Court recently ruled on a case that asks this...
Rank this Week: 140

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 153

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 24

    Topics for the 2018 Jessup Moot Court Competition

    Topics for the 2018 Jessup Moot Court Competition
    The International Law Students' Association announced that the topics for the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition will be: the validity of interstate arbitral awards, the capture of a marine vessel, the…
  • Apr 21

    Social Media and Legal Ethic

    Social Media and Legal Ethic
    Another presenter at the Scribes CLE program at the Oklahoma City University School of Law was attorney John Browning of Passman & Jones P.C., in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Browning is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a...
  • Apr 21

    Scribes Legal Writing CLE Program in Oklahoma

    Scribes Legal Writing CLE Program in Oklahoma
    Scribes -- The American Society of Legal Writers -- is holding its 2017 Legal Writing CLE Program today at the Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Rank this Week: 156

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

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

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

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

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

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

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

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

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    People v. Vela (Cal. Ct. App. - April 24, 2017)

    People v. Vela (Cal. Ct. App. - April 24, 2017)
    Here are the underlying facts from today's opinion:"When they arrived in Santa Ana, Martinez drove around 7th Street’s territory. As they were cruising the area, they talked about Ochoa’s gun and were looking for rival gang…
  • Apr 24

    John v. Superior Court (Cal. Supreme Court - April 21, 2017)

    John v. Superior Court (Cal. Supreme Court - April 21, 2017)
    The California Supreme Court held long ago -- like, a year ago -- that the vexatious litigant statute doesn't apply to defendants who file an appeal when they've been sued (and lost) as a defendant.Now, a year later, the Court revises and…
  • Apr 20

    Jackson v. Mayweather (Cal. Ct. App. - April 19, 2017)

    Jackson v. Mayweather (Cal. Ct. App. - April 19, 2017)
    I'm confident that LA. attorney Michael Maroko cares more about the substance of this opinion than its caption.  Particularly since it concerns one of the firm's (many) high-profile clients; in this case, Floyd Mayweather, Jr.Still, I'm…
Rank this Week: 158

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

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

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 25

    ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting

    ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting
    The Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law opens tonight in Washington D.C. and continues until Saturday. This is one of those "must attend" meetings for international lawyers, law professors,…
  • Apr 24

    Topics for the 2018 Jessup Moot Court Competition

    Topics for the 2018 Jessup Moot Court Competition
    The International Law Students' Association announced that the topics for the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition will be the validity of interstate arbitral awards, the capture of a marine vessel, the breach of…
  • Apr 21

    ABA Section of International Law Europe Forum in Barcelona (June 2017)

    ABA Section of International Law Europe Forum in Barcelona (June 2017)
    The ABA Section of International Law Europe Forum will address hot topics and recent developments in Europe and the United States. Presentations will be relevant to practitioners who already work in an international environment and to those…
Rank this Week: 175

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 21

    Building a Slippery Slope to Code

    Building a Slippery Slope to Code
    by Jay Marshall Wolman I’ve been following the efforts of Carl Malamud and Public.Resource.Org to free the law.  In short, and inadequately summarized, sometimes lawmakers incorporate by reference or otherwise make part of the law…
  • Apr 19

    Hungry Like the Wolf

    Hungry Like the Wolf
    by Jay Marshall Wolman In the wake of Super Bowl XLIV, Katy Pery’s backup dancer “Left Shark”, disputes among intellectual property lawyers arose as to what kind, if any, protection was available to the owners/designers of…
  • Feb 23

    Randazza Resoundingly Wins First Amendment Case

    Randazza Resoundingly Wins First Amendment Case
    The latest successful case of Marc Randazza was highlighted on Pissed Consumer. Check out the blog post to discover the details of First Amendment case where Dr. Steven Novella [Mr. Randazza’s client] was sued for sharing his opinions…
Rank this Week: 182

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Apr 24

    Living Life to the Fullest With Alzheimer's?

    Living Life to the Fullest With Alzheimer's?
    Last week Kaiser Health News (one of my favorite go-to sites) ran this story, How To Help Alzheimer’s Patients Enjoy Life, Not Just ‘Fade Away’. The article opens explaining that Alzheimer's is #1 on the list of diseases folks in...
  • Apr 23

    Spouse & Survivor Benefits for Same Sex Spouse

    Spouse & Survivor Benefits for Same Sex Spouse
    Justice in Aging has released a new fact sheet, New Guidance from SSA on Spousal & Survivors Benefits for Married LGBT Individuals. "On March 1, 2017, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced it would reopen any decision to…
  • Apr 20

    94 Year Old Geniu

    94 Year Old Geniu
    The New York Times ran an article earlier this month about a 94 year old genius. To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old features Dr. John Goodenough. who "at 94, has just set the tech industry abuzz with his...
Rank this Week: 185

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

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

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

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

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Apr 25

    SCOTUS Oral Arguments on Personal Jurisdiction

    SCOTUS Oral Arguments on Personal Jurisdiction
    Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on personal jurisdiction. Transcripts below: Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court (earlier coverage here) BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell (earlier coverage here)
  • Apr 24

    Thornburg on Hoffman on Pleading

    Thornburg on Hoffman on Pleading
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Beth Thornburg’s essay, A Well-Pleaded Argument. Beth reviews Lonny Hoffman’s recent piece, Plausible Theory, Implausible Conclusions, 83 U. Chicago L. Rev. Online 143 (2016).
  • Apr 24

    SCOTUS Denies Cert in Summary Judgment Case

    SCOTUS Denies Cert in Summary Judgment Case
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in Salazar-Limon v. City of Houston. Unlike most cert denials, this one prompted written opinions—one dissenting and one concurring. Justice Sotomayor, joined by Justice Ginsburg, authored a…
Rank this Week: 218

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Apr 7

    South Carolina Contemplates Additional Reporting Requirement

    South Carolina Contemplates Additional Reporting Requirement
    South Carolina State Representative Bill Herbkersman has introduced legislation that will require some nonprofits to make more frequent and more detailed disclosures about their financials. The bill covers entities organized under the South…
  • Apr 5

    Federal Nonprofit Fraud Case Delayed

    Federal Nonprofit Fraud Case Delayed
    Nonprofit Quarterly reports on the trial of Jonathan Dunning, former CEO of Birmingham Health Care and Central Alabama Comprehensive Health. Mr. Dunning was indicted on 122 counts alleging that he shifted approximately $14 million of federal…
  • Apr 4

    Missouri Latest to Address 501(c)(4) Disclosure

    Missouri Latest to Address 501(c)(4) Disclosure
    Missouri joins the company of Illinois, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New York on a list of states whose Governors have set up nonprofit groups to help raise money for their campaigns. These nonprofits, organized as 501(c)(4)…
Rank this Week: 220

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

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

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

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

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"
    The choice between rules and standards in lawmaking is a central question. But the line between the two forms is not as clear as most scholars presume. This talk argues that the lack of a coherent unifying principle in the…
Rank this Week: 222

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 231

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 25

    Trump Is -- Gasp! -- Being Dishonest About the National Debt

    Trump Is -- Gasp! -- Being Dishonest About the National Debt
    by Neil H. BuchananIt has always been clear that Republicans are situational deficit hawks.  They are perfectly happy to run up huge amounts of debt when their men occupy the White House, and even to leave spending for their wars off of…
  • Apr 24

    Hate Speech Is Free Speech, But Maybe It Shouldn't Be

    Hate Speech Is Free Speech, But Maybe It Shouldn't Be
    by Michael DorfA student group at UC Berkeley invited Ann Coulter to speak. The event was cancelled due to ostensible security concerns in circumstances that led most reasonable observers (including me) to conclude that a substantial part of…
  • Apr 21

    Is It Even Possible to Be Too Hard on Supply-Siders?

    Is It Even Possible to Be Too Hard on Supply-Siders?
    by Neil H. BuchananThe Republican leadership uniformly despised Donald Trump during last year's primaries, fiercely opposing him before finally meekly submitting to his misrule.  Throughout this tragicomedy, however, Trump and his party…
Rank this Week: 238

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
Rank this Week: 240

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 19

    Frank and Steven’s excellent corporate-raiding adventure

    Frank and Steven’s excellent corporate-raiding adventure
    Steven Davidoff Solomon co-writes for The Atlantic, May 2017 What did Bielli think about selling the company? … He said that the benefits of being public outweighed the costs.. … The fact is … Bielli is probably right.…
  • Apr 15

    How a tax plan unites progressives, the Koch brothers and Walmart

    How a tax plan unites progressives, the Koch brothers and Walmart
    Alan Auerbach quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 15, 2017 Alan Auerbach … dismissed the $1,700 increase as “silly” and “outside the range” of economic projections of what the tax might do. ……
  • Apr 15

    Arkansas execution plan major test for drug secrecy measure

    Arkansas execution plan major test for drug secrecy measure
    Megan McCracken quoted by The Washington Post, April 15, 2017 “These secrecy statutes are extremely effective at preventing challenges to execution procedures,” said Megan McCracken, an attorney at the University of California at…
Rank this Week: 242

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
Rank this Week: 260

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

    What I Didn’t Know About Pittsburgh, #1

    What I Didn’t Know About Pittsburgh, #1
    Carrie Furnace and the Oakmont Country Club.  George Westinghouse and the Pittsburgh Opera. These things go in pairs – Pittsburgh’s industrial history and its contemporary arts and cultural resources.  Having written…
  • Mar 27

    Two Cheers for Copyright

    Two Cheers for Copyright
    Some people are cheering and some people are shrugging in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision last week in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands.[1] The Court held that designs for Varsity Brands’ cheerleading uniforms may be…
  • Mar 7

    Reading List: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Reading List: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Law and entrepreneurship?  Law and innovation?  Read these three pieces in a single sitting: Startups and Unmet Legal Needs (Alice Armitage, Evan Frondorf, Christopher Williams, and Robin Feldman) Abstract: To foster innovation, we…
Rank this Week: 262

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

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

    In Memoriam: Michael Levine

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

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger

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

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has finally granted Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI) its requested foreign air carrier permit to begin operating flights to the United States. The announcement brings to a close a three-year saga…
Rank this Week: 265

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 4

    HR 985 and Congress's Judicial Mistrust

    HR 985 and Congress's Judicial Mistrust
    With everything else that's dominated the news, it's easy to place the "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act" on the back burner. But to forget that it's still an active bill (having now passed the House and pending before the...
  • Mar 17

    Zimmerman on Bellwether Settlement

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

    Litigation Reform's Legislative Prospect

    Litigation Reform's Legislative Prospect
    Bruce Kaufman, the senior legal editor at Bloomberg BNA, has written a very informative series of articles examining the prospects that the House, Senate, and President will enact wide-ranging tort and civil justice "reform"…
Rank this Week: 277

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

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

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The Lawyer, His Business Associate and the Email

    The Lawyer, His Business Associate and the Email
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit: In re Grand Jury Matter #3, 847 F.3d 157 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[t]his appeal presents an unusual question of appellate…
  • Apr 23

    The Motor Vehicle Accident, the Death and Texting

    The Motor Vehicle Accident, the Death and Texting
    The Motor Vehicle Accident, Death and TextingThis post examines a recent opinion the Supreme Court -Genesee County, New York issued in a civil case: Vega v. Crane, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 27062 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Apr 19

    The Lawyer, the Emails and Professional Misconduct

    The Lawyer, the Emails and Professional Misconduct
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of Florida that deals with a finding that a Florida lawyer had engaged in “professional misconduct.” The Florida Bar v. Wynn, 2017 WL 632871 (2017) (per curiam). The court…
Rank this Week: 286

Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

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

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

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

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

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

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

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
Rank this Week: 290

The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

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

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

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk

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

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

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

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

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

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 308

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 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
  • Mar 18

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

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

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.
    We used a friend of ours, Mike Cenatiempo, to update our wills.  Mike used to work at Shannon Gracey, which is now defunct.  We paid our bill in December 2016.  We got a "past due" notice from the defunct Shannon Gracey law…
Rank this Week: 310

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

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

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

    On Faith, Science, and the Environment

    On Faith, Science, and the Environment
    Brigham Daniels, a professor at BYU Law School, spoke today at Salt Lake City's March for Science. We asked for permission to post his remarks, and he agreed. According to Daniels, it was a challenging speech to give. He said,...
  • Apr 20

    Summer Reading for a soon-to-be Environmental Law Student

    Summer Reading for a soon-to-be Environmental Law Student
    At a recent admitted students event, a soon-to-be 1L with an interest in environmental law asked me what she should read this summer. I thought it was a good question, so I shared it with an environmental law professors’ listserve....
  • Apr 12

    Seven Reasons Why Gutting EPA is Bad for Busine

    Seven Reasons Why Gutting EPA is Bad for Busine
    The Trump Administration plans massive cuts to EPA’s budgets (the latest numbers suggest a cut of around thirty percent). For people who care about environmental quality, this is very alarming. But suppose you don’t personally value blue…
Rank this Week: 313

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

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

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Mar 30

    NYSBA Animal Law Writing Competition

    NYSBA Animal Law Writing Competition
    David Cassuto Attention law students! Announcing the 2017 NYSBA Animal Law Student Writing Competition On behalf of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals and the Law, we are pleased to inform you about our…
  • Mar 27

    BU Law Review Symposium on “Beating Hearts”

    BU Law Review Symposium on “Beating Hearts”
    David Cassuto Sherry Colb & Michael Dorf’s book, Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights is the subject of an online symposium by the Boston University Law Review.  You can find it here.  Full disclosure: I was one…
  • Mar 13

    Habeas New

    Habeas New
    David Cassuto This is an important, potentially historic oral argument.  Go if you can:     Appellate Division, First Department, County Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument in Two Chimpanzee Rights Cases Filed by the Nonhuman…
Rank this Week: 327

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Filibuster and Our Defective Constitution

    The Filibuster and Our Defective Constitution
    So the nuclear option (eliminating the filibuster for Supreme Court appointments) has been exercised and Judge Gorsuch is now Justice Gorsuch. Most commentators now worry that the filibuster will be entirely abolished. And the betting is that…
  • Apr 17

    “African Arguments” series from Zed Book

    “African Arguments” series from Zed Book
    Books, and especially very good books, deserve as much publicity as they can garner in our world, so … Zed Books (London) has a series of publications under the rubric, “African Arguments,” that I enthusiastically recommend…
  • Apr 15

    Chocolate Easter Eggs: Cacao Farming, Commodities & Consumption

    Chocolate Easter Eggs: Cacao Farming, Commodities & Consumption
    Drying cocoa beans in rural Ghana (Photo: Elke de Buh) “Before you eat that chocolate Easter egg, think about the people who produced it” By Simran Sethi for the Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2017 Just after Valentine’s Day,…
Rank this Week: 342

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 24

    There’s a Massive First Amendment Threat (and It’s Not Donald Trump)

    There’s a Massive First Amendment Threat (and It’s Not Donald Trump)
    Editor’s note: This post previews my forthcoming Stanford Law Review article, “Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core: The Ascendant Libertarian Speech Tradition.” Much ink has been spilled about the Trump…
  • Apr 18

    Crowdsourced Lit Review: First Amendment Theory & Technology

    Crowdsourced Lit Review: First Amendment Theory & Technology
    Nailing down the definitive literature on First Amendment expressive freedoms is a tricky task. What’s the consensus among scholars about the classics? Even more complex is figuring out what emerging scholarship on the intersection of…
  • Apr 12

    Is Bad News for LiveJournal Bad News for the DMCA Safe Harbors? (Post 3 of 3)

    Is Bad News for LiveJournal Bad News for the DMCA Safe Harbors? (Post 3 of 3)
    This is the last of three posts on the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Mavrix v. LiveJournal. The first post considered the court’s conclusion that LiveJournal’s moderation and curation of user-submitted posts created a triable…
Rank this Week: 372

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Apr 25

    Shestowsky – When Ignorance Is Not Bli

    Shestowsky – When Ignorance Is Not Bli
    FOI Donna Shestowsky (UC Davis) has a forthcoming piece in the Harv. Neg. L. Rev. entitled When Ignorance Is Not Bliss: An Empirical Study of Litigants’ Awareness of Court-Sponsored Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs.  She…
  • Apr 21

    This Is Dedication

    This Is Dedication
    Kelly Browe Olson and Alyson Carrel, the Spring Conference Standing Committee Co-Chairs of the ABA DR Conference here in San Francisco, are truly dedicated to the success of the event. Here they are at the Thursday reception. Not only do they…
  • Apr 20

    Israel Reflections 2017–The Truth (?) of Masada

    Israel Reflections 2017–The Truth (?) of Masada
    From student J.J. Moore, here is a reflection on how the story that is told depends on the storyteller.  I have always loved ruins. Ruins tell a story and bring an appreciation of the past. However, a forgotten aspect of ruins is the…
Rank this Week: 381

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

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

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

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

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

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

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

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

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Voice of America

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Voice of America
    Did you know that the Republicans inserted a change to the administration of the Voice of America (VOA) network in the December military authorization 'must pass' bill? The VOA has always been administered by a bipartisan broadcasting board…
Rank this Week: 424

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 18

    Chapman v. GPM Investment: $330K Breach by Employer Not a Constructive Dismissal

    Chapman v. GPM Investment: $330K Breach by Employer Not a Constructive Dismissal
    April 18, 2017 A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal serves as a good reminder of an important point made in Chapter 15 of The Law of Work ["You Forced Me to Quit: The Special Case of Constructive Dismissal").   That point is…
  • Apr 12

    My New Article Puts Labour Law to Work on Climate Change

    My New Article Puts Labour Law to Work on Climate Change
    We know that climate change will affect labour markets, but we have little to no policy plans to deal with those changes.  Part of the challenge is that experts on climate no little about labour policy, and labour policy (including…
  • Apr 10

    The Law of Work Book is DONE!

    The Law of Work Book is DONE!
    Some of you know I have been writing a book for the past couple of years called The Law of Work.  It is now done!  Here is the book’s website. Law of Work: Complete Editions It is a book in four parts totalling nearly 800…
Rank this Week: 426

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 6

    The solution to late-game fouling?

    The solution to late-game fouling?
    No one likes late-game intentional fouling in basketball, because it drags out games and produces boring basketball of constant stoppages and endless free throws. On the other hand, there is no way around the strategy, as it reflects the…
  • Apr 3

    Lexi Thompson and the application of golf's rule

    Lexi Thompson and the application of golf's rule
    Last Sunday, the golf world suffered through another difficult rules incident when the LPGA, acting on a tip from a television viewer, imposed a four-stroke penalty on Lexi Thompson for a small rules violation commited during play concluded…
  • Feb 28

    Rugby and the Infield Fly Rule

    Rugby and the Infield Fly Rule
    I do not understand rugby well enough (really, at all) to fully analyze or deconstruct this play that has many people up in arms. But it raises the question of a limiting rule for that sport, a la the Infield Fly Rule in baseball. As I…
Rank this Week: 446

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

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

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 455

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

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

    Memory of my dear friend and colleague, Michael Rich

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

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

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

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

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