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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Aug 26

    Article of Interest: Kenneth Klein on Hillman

    Article of Interest: Kenneth Klein on Hillman
    Kenneth S. Klein of California Western School of Law recently posted: The Enduring Quality of an Alluring Mistake: Why One Person's Intentions Cannot -- And Never Could -- Be Evidence of Another Person's Conduct on SSRN (click the title to...
  • Aug 26

    P.I.M.P.: Court of Appeals of Ohio Approves of Demeanor Testimony in Prostitution Trial

    P.I.M.P.: Court of Appeals of Ohio Approves of Demeanor Testimony in Prostitution Trial
    It is well established that a witness may not take the witness stand and testify that another witness appeared to be credible or incredible while testifying at trial. So, for instance, a deception expert could not take the witness stand...
  • Aug 25

    Expertly Executed: Court of Appeals of Kentucky Opinion Fills Rule 615(3) Void in the Bluegrass State

    Expertly Executed: Court of Appeals of Kentucky Opinion Fills Rule 615(3) Void in the Bluegrass State
    Similar to its federal counterpart, Kentucky Rule of Evidence 615 provides that At the request of a party the court shall order witnesses excluded so that they cannot hear the testimony of other witnesses and it may make the order...
Rank this Week: 520

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Aug 26

    Dodd-Frank Whistleblowing Check-In

    Dodd-Frank Whistleblowing Check-In
    Joe Nocera thinks that the new SEC whistleblower program is a winner, as it is rewarding people who go first...
  • Aug 22

    The Con Law Conundrum

    The Con Law Conundrum
    The question: to con law or not to con law? The context: Steve Bainbridge responding to Anne Tucker's post on...
  • Aug 21

    Outsourcing the Board: A Good Idea?

    Outsourcing the Board: A Good Idea?
    This week’s Economist has a column praising my UCLAW colleague Stephen Bainbridge’s and University of Chicago law professor Todd Henderson’s...
Rank this Week: 363

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 337

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

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

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Aug 26

    Aspiring Law Professors Conference – Sept. 27th

    Aspiring Law Professors Conference – Sept. 27th
    On Saturday Sept. 27th the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University will be hosting the 6th Annual Aspiring Law Professors Conference.  The conference is valuable for anyone considering a career as a law…
  • Aug 23

    On Jimmy Fallon and Finding Common Ground

    On Jimmy Fallon and Finding Common Ground
    Forbes recently published an interesting little piece here on why Jimmy Fallon is so liked and successful. Much of the “Jimmy Fallon technique” is basic rapport building while emphasizing the importance of listening. The…
  • Aug 22

    Reminder – ABA DR Section Annual Conference Proposal

    Reminder – ABA DR Section Annual Conference Proposal
    Consider this a friendly reminder that the deadline for proposals for the ABA DR Section Spring Conference is September 5th.  The conference itself will take place on April 15-18, 2015 at the Westin hotel in Seattle, Washington. …
Rank this Week: 677

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 622

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Aug 26

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration
    There is a consensus in America that we need to control health care costs and improve the delivery of health care. After a long debate on health care reform and careful scrutiny of health care markets, there seems to be agreement that the…
  • Aug 22

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to expand its presence in online data regulation.  On August 13 the FTC announced a forthcoming workshop to explore appropriate policies toward “big data,” a term used to…
  • Aug 18

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright
    An important new paper was recently posted to SSRN by Commissioner Joshua Wright and Joanna Tsai.  It addresses a very hot topic in the innovation industries: the role of patented innovation in standard setting organizations (SSO),…
Rank this Week: 353

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Aug 26

    Women's Equality Day 2014

    Women's Equality Day 2014
    Today, August 26, is Women's Equality Day in the United States. It marks the anniversary of the passage in 1920 of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. It is a day to celebrate...
  • Aug 23

    Lithuanian Television Broadcasters Refuse to Air This Advertisement

    Lithuanian Television Broadcasters Refuse to Air This Advertisement
    We've learned from the blog for the Human Rights Campaign that television broadcasters in Lithuania have refused to air a video clip that shows lesbian and gay couples and families. The video was produced by the national LGBT rights…
  • Aug 23

    Weekend Fun - Dancing around the World

    Weekend Fun - Dancing around the World
    Watch this tremendously fun video to see Matt Harding dance his way around the world. (cgb)
Rank this Week: 519

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Aug 26

    Tutor

    Tutor
    Tutors are important members of the ASP team. Anecdotally, I know that law students often will seek advice from a classmate before they will come to an “official” in administration. This is true for academic coaching as well. •…
  • Aug 25

    Get Organized -- from the beginning

    Get Organized -- from the beginning
    When you start anything new – it is good to get organized. Starting school off right is beneficial – whether you are the teacher or the student. Law students should identify a study spot and equip it with space for...
  • Aug 23

    Jr. Faculty Scholarship Exchange--Oct. 17, 2014

    Jr. Faculty Scholarship Exchange--Oct. 17, 2014
    August 18, 2014 Dear colleagues: As the summer wanes and we move into the fall semester, the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth School of Law wishes to invite you to our Second Annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange. This is an...
Rank this Week: 512

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/
  • Aug 26

    Borchard Grant Deadline for 2005 Academic Research Award

    Borchard Grant Deadline for 2005 Academic Research Award
    The Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging is once again making key research money available for academic projects to be funded in 2005: "The Center makes no more than four annual grants up to $20,000 each. Larger budgets using...
  • Aug 26

    The Role of Aging as a Driver of Economic Growth

    The Role of Aging as a Driver of Economic Growth
    Barry Kozak, Director of Elder Law Programs at John Marshall Law School, recently shared with us a copy of a syllabus for his new course on elder law. He's making a conscious choice to organize his class sessions to highlight...
  • Aug 25

    A Clear "Picture" of Poverty for American Senior

    A Clear "Picture" of Poverty for American Senior
    As explained earlier today in our Elder Law Prof Blog post about the most recent article by Professors Bisom-Rapp and Sargeant, lifetime discrimination in wages and opportunities has long-range implications for working women. Along this same…
Rank this Week: 338

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 26

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Handy Checklist Will Help Prevent Unauthorized Access to Your…
  • Aug 26

    Law Firm Advertising

    Law Firm Advertising
    I still love advertising. Even with its diminishing popularity, particularly in print form, creating beautiful ads that pack punch for clients makes me happy. We’ve had clients frame our ads, float them around the firm, send home…
  • Aug 26

    T.V. Show Prompts Plaintiff to Try to Re-Open Case

    T.V. Show Prompts Plaintiff to Try to Re-Open Case
    According to Mr. Mehedi he was scammed. He paid $3,742 to a company to provide career development services and assist him in finding a job. Prior to paying the fees, Mr. Mehedi asserts that he was promised that the company would find him a…
Rank this Week: 402

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Aug 25

    Houdini Comes To the Small Screen

    Houdini Comes To the Small Screen
    The Hollywood Reporter's Allison Keene reviews The History Channel's miniseries Houdini, starring Adrien Brody, here. Houdini premieres Labor Day (September 1st) at 9, 8 Central time.
  • Aug 11

    Law Vs. Magic

    Law Vs. Magic
    I came across this review/discussion of Edith Nesbit's The Enchanted Castle by Emily Croy Barker, published in the New York Times last year. Says Ms. Barker, As disciplines, magic and the law are usually considered to have little in…
  • Aug 11

    Legal Magic

    Legal Magic
    More lawyer-magicians: Bill Evans, current President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and David Cohen of Reed Smith. Check out Mr. Cohen's videos: he uses magic to explain some discovery issues and other interesting issues that…
Rank this Week: 583

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Aug 25

    Judges: The Next Generation

    Judges: The Next Generation
    A recent opinion from the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee May a sitting judge, who is not up for election in the current cycle, and whose adult child is running for an open judicial position, attend the adult child’s…
  • Aug 25

    New Trial For Pro Hac Violation

    New Trial For Pro Hac Violation
    The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed a criminal conviction because defense counsel and the court failed to adhere to the requirements for admission to practice by a foreign attorney. Counsel admitted pro hac must have local counsel…
  • Aug 25

    A Plethora Of Crime

    A Plethora Of Crime
    The Fen-phen litigation (and other serious criminal misconduct) has led to another disbarment. The Kentucky Supreme Court accepted the consent disbarment of a 34 year old attorney convicted of mail fraud, wire fraud and other offenses Count I…
Rank this Week: 623

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

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

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jan 7

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 646

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President
    After a jury convicted Christopher Castillo “of making a threat to injure or kill the President of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 871(a)”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Castillo, 564 Fed. Appx. 500 (U.S.…
  • Aug 22

    The Laptop, Malware and Deceptive Practice

    The Laptop, Malware and Deceptive Practice
    This post examines an opinion the Ohio Court of Appealsissued last fall in a civil suit:  Fikri v. Best Buy, Inc., 1 N.E.3d 484 (2013). The court begins by explaining that the suit was a response to “a number” of…
  • Aug 20

    The Jury, Assault and the Unclean Laptop

    The Jury, Assault and the Unclean Laptop
    After “Tracy Napier was convicted by a Perry Circuit Court jury of first-degree assault and sentenced to ten-years' imprisonment”, arguing, among other things, that the trial judge erred in letting the jury “replay a…
Rank this Week: 412

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/
  • Aug 22

    Sampling in CAFA litigation

    Sampling in CAFA litigation
    In a recent decision authored by Judge Easterbrook, the 7th Circuit suggested that plaintiffs looking to prove that their case falls under the "home state exception" to CAFA can use sampling and extrapolation to prove their…
  • Aug 4

    Silver and Hyman on Medical Malpractice Litigation

    Silver and Hyman on Medical Malpractice Litigation
    Professors Charlie Silver and David Hyman have posted their latest article, "Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Justice-Talk and the Future of Medical Malpractice Litigation," on SSRN. Their article studies the people behind the…
  • Aug 4

    Mullenix on Compensation Fund

    Mullenix on Compensation Fund
    Professor Linda Mullenix has posted a new article titled "Designing Compensatory Funds: In Search of First Principles" on SSRN. It takes on several high-profile compensation funds and may have something of interest to say about how…
Rank this Week: 626

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 20

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully
    My favorite statement so far on the Rick Perry indictment comes from Senator Ted Cruz: "Unfortunately there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Atttorney's Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this…
  • Aug 12

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China
    As I mentioned in my post last week, I moderated a roundtable discussion at this year's ABA annual meeting entitled Navigating the White Collar Crime Landscape in China. While the discussion included many unique and interesting insights into…
  • Aug 10

    The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy

    The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy
    Court E. Golumbic & Albert D. Lichy, The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy, ssrn abstract - In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the failure of the Department of...
Rank this Week: 341

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
  • Aug 13

    Gindin and Panitch and the "Four Transformations"

    Gindin and Panitch and the "Four Transformations"
    Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch try to understand and explain how the world has changed over the last half century or so: Four specific transformations were especially important in this restructuring of the economy and social relations in the US,…
Rank this Week: 634

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Aug 18

    Chu on Credit Rating

    Chu on Credit Rating
    Chenghuan Sean Chu has posted Empirical Analysis of Credit Ratings Inflation as a Game of Incomplete Information on SSRN with the following abstract: This paper models competition among credit rating agencies as an auction. Equilibrium…
  • Aug 18

    Rapp on the Office of Market Intelligence

    Rapp on the Office of Market Intelligence
    Geoffrey Christopher Rapp has posted Intelligence Design: An Analysis of the SEC's New Office of Market Intelligence and its Goal of Using Big Data to Improve Securities Enforcement on SSRN with the following abstract: This contribution to…
  • Aug 18

    NASAA Annual Conference to Focus on Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges Today

    NASAA Annual Conference to Focus on Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges Today
    Details available here.
Rank this Week: 515

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: 427

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Provides competition results & news, resources & commentary about interscholastic appellate advocacy. By Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Kent Streseman.

http://mootness.typepad.com/mootness/
  • Mar 31

    In which Mootness acknowledges its obsolescence....

    In which Mootness acknowledges its obsolescence....
    You have, I'm sure, heard the chill winds blowing through the dusty streets of the Mootness blog. Noted the tumbleweeds rolling by. Heard the cockroaches scurry over the floorboards of a place where good people once laughed and loved. Seen…
  • Feb 13

    Michigan Peeps: Help Me

    Michigan Peeps: Help Me
    Does anyone have results for the 2007 State of Michigan Moot Court Competition? I've got some info regarding previous competitions, but not the most recent one.
  • Jan 31

    Live from the National Moot Court Competition

    Live from the National Moot Court Competition
    A quick & dirty post on a just-completed tournament: Winner & Best Oral Advocate: Chicago-Kent College of LawRunner-up & 2nd-Best Oral Advocate: University of ColoradoBest Brief: University of California, Davis The other semifinalist teams…
Rank this Week: 705

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 2522

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2062

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Global Warming: Eyeballing the Data

    Global Warming: Eyeballing the Data
    Looking at the temperature data for the past century, the obvious interpretation is the combination of an upward trend with a roughly sinusoidal term of comparable magnitude and a period of about sixty years. When the additional term is…
  • Aug 26

    Paradoxes of an Interventionist Foreign Policy

    Paradoxes of an Interventionist Foreign Policy
    In case you hadn't noticed ...The U.S. has long been a critic of Assad's government in Syria, supporting, at least verbally, the insurgency against him. Military intervention in support of that insurgency seems to have been seriously…
  • Aug 26

    Problems with "Fact Checking"

    Problems with "Fact Checking"
    I recently came across a link on Facebook to a claim that "Over Half of all Statements Made on Fox News are False," based on a story in the Tampa Bay Times' PunditFact. My first reaction was that I had no more reason to trust the Tampa Bay…
Rank this Week: 838

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Aug 26

    Could a Qui Tam Suit Be Brought Based on the Unlawfulness of the Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange?

    Could a Qui Tam Suit Be Brought Based on the Unlawfulness of the Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange?
    Professor Solmin at Volokh Conspiracy has a post on how the General Accounting Office has announced that the Obama administration violated federal law when it exchanged five Taliban leaders for the U.S. deserter Private Bowe Bergdahl without…
  • Aug 26

    Political Diversity in Economics in 1960: Stigler, Coase, Goldwater, Buchanan, and the Ford Foundation

    Political Diversity in Economics in 1960: Stigler, Coase, Goldwater, Buchanan, and the Ford Foundation
    Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution has a post, “The Ford Foundation and the Virginia School of Political Economy,” August 25, 2014. It’s about a recent paper by Levy and Peart about how in 1960 Buchanan, Coase, and Nutter at Virginia...
  • Aug 24

    Update on Stock Prices & Political Activity

    Update on Stock Prices & Political Activity
    Readers may recall we recently reviewed a draft paper on the effects of political activity on the stock price of British firms. One of the authors, David Primo of U. Rochester, dropped a gracious note to your blogger with news...
Rank this Week: 1265

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/
  • Aug 26

    The March of the Benefit Corporation: Next Up, West Virginia (Cross Post)

    The March of the Benefit Corporation: Next Up, West Virginia (Cross Post)
    West Virginia is the latest jurisdiction to adopt benefit corporations – the text of our legislation can be found here. As with all benefit corporation legislation, the thrust of West Virginia’s statute is to provide a different standard…
  • Aug 26

    What Does It Mean to be "Nonprofit"? Lawsuit Against Regence BlueCross BlueShield

    What Does It Mean to be "Nonprofit"? Lawsuit Against Regence BlueCross BlueShield
    The Oregonian reports that lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit in state court against Regence BlueCross BlueShield, claiming that the (taxable) nonprofit is acting like a for-profit company. More specifically, the lawsuit asserts that…
  • Aug 26

    Maryland Land Trust and Attorney General Enforce a Conservation Easement

    Maryland Land Trust and Attorney General Enforce a Conservation Easement
    Maryland Environmental Trust (MET), one of the oldest and largest land trusts in the country, with the assistance of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, recently settled a suit enforcing a conservation easement that protects a 31-acre…
Rank this Week: 1423

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Aug 26

    What’s the Job Market Like in Your Area?

    What’s the Job Market Like in Your Area?
    Compliments of BCG Attorney Search, here is a detailed region-by-region analysis. Just click here. (ljs)
  • Aug 25

    5 ways to impress appellate judges; 5 ways to distress them

    5 ways to impress appellate judges; 5 ways to distress them
    These tips come from Joseph Sullivan, of counsel at Holland & Knight and former Presiding Justice of Appellate Division, First Department, in New York. They are included in a special report from the New York Law Journal on appellate…
  • Aug 25

    Did Prof Plagiarize the Definition of Plagiarism?

    Did Prof Plagiarize the Definition of Plagiarism?
    That’s the allegation. From the Miami Herald: The co-authors of Miami Dade College’s main communications department textbook have been embroiled in accusations that some of the text may have been plagiarized. One of those sections,…
Rank this Week: 1618

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

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

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 26

    Regionalism vs. the Environment

    Regionalism vs. the Environment
    There’s been news recently about a decline in gas prices. Hallelujah? Or oh my God! Decline in prices means more people will build energy inefficient homes and invest in gas guzzling machinery or businesses. Some will benefit, but the…
  • Aug 19

    American scientific capital

    American scientific capital
    A panel at a national meeting of historians I attended was devoted to the relation between the study of history and STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. One speaker explained that practical skills were widespread…
  • Aug 12

    Misunderstanding Iran

    Misunderstanding Iran
    For the last few days my wife and I attended the semi-annual meeting of the International Society for Iranian Studies. It was held in Montreal this time. Several panels were devoted to Iranian foreign policy. At one of them, scholars outlined…
Rank this Week: 4540

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/
  • Aug 26

    Troy Rule on Renewable Energy and Land Use

    Troy Rule on Renewable Energy and Land Use
    In recent years, renewable energy siting decisions have generated some of the U.S.'s most interesting and complex environmental controversies. Troy Rule (Arizona State) has just put out a new book on the subject. If you're interested in the…
  • Aug 26

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Order Denying Preliminary Injunction Against Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Project

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Order Denying Preliminary Injunction Against Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Project
    On August 25, the Tenth Circuit (Hartz, Ebel, Phillips) issued a decision in Village of Logan v. U.S. Department of Interior, No. 13-2082. The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Project, which will include a pipeline and associated…
  • Aug 22

    Ninth Circuit Holds Diesel Exhaust Emissions Are Not “Disposal” Under RCRA

    Ninth Circuit Holds Diesel Exhaust Emissions Are Not “Disposal” Under RCRA
    On August 20, the Ninth Circuit (Fernandez, Smith, Murguia) issued a decision in Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice v. BNSF Railway Company, No. 12-56086. The plaintiffs were environmental organizations whose members live…
Rank this Week: 2027

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 26

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance
    Mark Fogarty has a nice write-up in National Mortgage News of a book chapter about duties to serve in housing finance that I wrote with Jannecke Ratcliffe for a volume entitled Homeownership Built to Last (Brookings/Joint Center on Housing…
  • Aug 25

    MBS Settlements--Following the Money

    MBS Settlements--Following the Money
    Financial crisis litigation has been going on for several years now and has been resulting in lots of piecemeal settlements. As a result, it's easy to miss the big picture. There's actually been quite a lot of settlements covering a...
  • Aug 23

    Toward a Universal Ability to Repay Requirement

    Toward a Universal Ability to Repay Requirement
    The latest consumer financial product to come under the regulatory microscope is subprime auto lending, which has seen a boom in the last few years. The subprime auto market's boom underscores a real problem in consumer financial regulation:…
Rank this Week: 2518

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Aug 26

    North Carolina Man Expected to be Released

    North Carolina Man Expected to be Released
    On Monday, a Superior Court judge in North Carolina dismissed all charges and vacated the convictions of Michael Parker who was convicted of multiple sex crimes against his three children. Parker spent more than 20 years behind bars and is…
  • Aug 25

    Illinois Passes Identification Law

    Illinois Passes Identification Law
    Legislation to improve eyewitness identification procedures in Illinois was signed by the governor on Friday, marking the second wrongful conviction law to be signed in two weeks. In an effort to reduce the risk of misidentification,…
  • Aug 22

    New York Man to be Released from Pennsylvania Prison

    New York Man to be Released from Pennsylvania Prison
    A New York man convicted of setting a fire at a religious retreat in the Poconos that claimed the life of his 20-year-old mentally ill daughter more than 25 years ago will walk out of prison today. Han Tak Lee's arson conviction was…
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Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Aug 26

    A Review of the Proposed Change to FRCP 4(m)

    A Review of the Proposed Change to FRCP 4(m)
    In my intended continuing series reviewing the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure currently pending before the Judicial Conference of the United States, I move on to Rule 4(m). For background, see my earlier post…
  • Aug 25

    Breaking News: Burger King to Move to Canada?!?!

    Breaking News: Burger King to Move to Canada?!?!
    The New York Times reports that Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons and move its headquarters to Canada. Will civil procedure ever be the same? Start drafting those new choice-of-law clauses now! RJE
  • Aug 24

    A Review of the FRCP Amendments Pending Before the Judicial Conference: Rule 1

    A Review of the FRCP Amendments Pending Before the Judicial Conference: Rule 1
    The controversial proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that were first published for comment in August 2013, somewhat modified after vociferous public comment, and approved by the Advisory Committee and the Standing…
Rank this Week: 1024

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: 2589

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/
  • Aug 26

    Historic Preservation During an Age of Fiscal Pressure

    Historic Preservation During an Age of Fiscal Pressure
    Funds for historic preservation programs, particularly those dealing with identifying, cataloguing, and managing historic resources, are typically slashed when the economy sputters. Right now is such a time. In my previous post, I discussed…
  • Aug 22

    Inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West - Nov 13-14 - CFP included

    Inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West - Nov 13-14 - CFP included
    Inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West November 13-14, 2014 Sun Valley Inn & Conference Center Sun Valley, Idaho 2014 Symposium Topic Transmission & Transport of Energy in the Western U.S. & Canada: A Law & Policy…
  • Aug 21

    Rule's new book: Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development

    Rule's new book: Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development
    Troy A. Rule (Arizona) has a new book, Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development, just out from Routledge. Here is the description: The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and…
Rank this Week: 1260

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
Rank this Week: 2284

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Aug 26

    Akron Program on the Social and Legal Implications of Same Sex Families Featuring Stephanie Cootnz

    Akron Program on the Social and Legal Implications of Same Sex Families Featuring Stephanie Cootnz
    Program Schedule: The Social and Legal Implications of Same Sex Families Families and Communities Interdisciplinary Seminar The Social and Legal Implications of Same Sex Relationships September 11, 2014 – 7 hours CLE and CEU 8:00 a.m.…
  • Aug 26

    Is Alimony Anti-Feminist?

    Is Alimony Anti-Feminist?
    Is Alimony Anti-Feminist? The concept of alimony, also referred to as “maintenance” in some countries, dates back thousands of years and was first referenced in texts in ancient Babylon. Though gender roles and traditional marriage…
  • Aug 26

    Faculty Thoughts and Thoughts on Faculty as we go Back to School

    Faculty Thoughts and Thoughts on Faculty as we go Back to School
    As we start back to school, lots of thinking about what faculty do. What goes through a professor's mind. TaxProfBlog, Shadow Syllabus Professors should stop assigning textbooks. ATL, Professors, The Cause Of and the Solution To the Great…
Rank this Week: 1636

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 1638

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 26

    AL: Two Views on Generic Drug Labels and Responsibility for Injurie

    AL: Two Views on Generic Drug Labels and Responsibility for Injurie
    The Alabama Supreme Court recently denied rehearing in Weeks v. Wyeth, letting stand a holding that name-brand manufacturers can be liable for misrepresentations or failures to warn in regard to generic drugs they did not manufacture or…
  • Aug 25

    Two by Solomon on Jurie

    Two by Solomon on Jurie
    Jason Solomon has posted two pieces to SSRN. First is a symposium introduction to The Civil Jury as Political Institution. The abstract provides: More than two hundred years after the Seventh Amendment enshrined the civil jury right, the…
  • Aug 22

    Abraham & White on Prosser

    Abraham & White on Prosser
    The paper is not yet available, but I want to advertise the forthcoming piece by Ken Abraham & Ted White for the Journal of Tort Law tribute to Jeffrey O'Connell. The abstract for Prosser and His Influence provides: This Article...
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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/
  • Aug 26

    Indic Traditions & Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism

    Indic Traditions & Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism
    One of our foremost scholars of Indic philosophies, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, has an important guest-post at the Indian Philosophy blog: “On the possibility and nature of neurophilosophical study of Indic traditions.” I happen to…
  • Aug 22

    Frank Talk about Women and the Catholic Hierarchy

    Frank Talk about Women and the Catholic Hierarchy
    Sister Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J. is a prominent Catholic theologian whose book Quest for a Living God was criticized by a committee of American Bishops for not toeing the Vatican line. I would ordinarily regard this as a description and not a…
  • Aug 20

    Let's Stop Whistling Dixie: Missouri's Toxic Political Culture Must Change

    Let's Stop Whistling Dixie: Missouri's Toxic Political Culture Must Change
    Quite properly, journalistic reaction to events in Ferguson, Missouri, has focused on the militarization of the police, on the role of racism in the killing of unarmed African-American men, and on the political disenfranchisement that allows…
Rank this Week: 4029

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Another Brief Filed in Warger v. Shauer

    Another Brief Filed in Warger v. Shauer
    The American Association for Justice has filed a brief in support of the respondent in Warger v. Shauers.Brief for the American Association for Justice in Support of RespondentThis case arose out of a motor vehicle accident in which a…
  • Aug 25

    Juries, Social Norms, and Civil Justice

    Juries, Social Norms, and Civil Justice
  • Aug 24

    Jury Updates for Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

    Jury Updates for Boston Marathon Bombing Trial
    Not surprisingly, defense counsel for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with the Boston Marathon bombing, has filed a motion to change the venue for the upcoming death penalty trial. To read the motion go here. To read the government's…
Rank this Week: 1015

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Aug 26

    Taking Leisure Seriously

    Taking Leisure Seriously
    Don't begrudge President Obama a few days of vacation and a couple of rounds of golf this August. According to Article 24 of the the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, "Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable...
  • Aug 25

    Child Migrants in the Midst of Our Border Crisi

    Child Migrants in the Midst of Our Border Crisi
    by Caroline Bettinger-Lopez Some of the summer’s biggest news headlines have focused on the surge of children from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras who, fleeing widespread violence and extreme poverty, have crossed the U.S.-Mexico…
  • Aug 23

    ABA Honors Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo

    ABA Honors Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo
    Earlier this month the ABA section on litigation honored U.N. Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Rashida Manjoo with their 2014 Human Rights Award. In presenting the award the Section Chair, Don Bivens, reflected on Prof. Manjoo's…
Rank this Week: 1627

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Aug 25

    Novel Novel Names from the 18th Century

    Novel Novel Names from the 18th Century
    The Advantages Of Education. A Tale For Misses And Their Mammas. The Adventures Of A Pin, Supposed To Be Related By Himself, Herself, Or Itself. The Adventures Of An Irish Smock, Interspersed With Whimsical Anecdotes Of A Nankeen Pair Of...
  • Aug 25

    How to Save the CBC and the Climate: Tune In and Connect the Dot

    How to Save the CBC and the Climate: Tune In and Connect the Dot
    Both the CBC and the climate are in a state of crisis. Broadly speaking, the solution to each problem is the same: tune in, connect the dots staring us in the face, and demand change. To develop this suggestion further...
  • Aug 21

    Sara & Sankoff Discuss! Part 1

    Sara & Sankoff Discuss! Part 1
    As the beginning of the school year draws ever closer, I know I have not been the only one contemplating the predicament our young 1Ls will find themselves in this September. This has been a topic of discussion amongst my...
Rank this Week: 4475

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Aug 25

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor
    Coleen Barger has been named Ben J. Altheimer Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Among her many contributions to the legal writing field, she is a co-author of the ALWD Citation Guide and is...
  • Aug 21

    The fall issue of JALWD has arrived

    The fall issue of JALWD has arrived
    The fall issue of Legal Communication and Rhetoric: JALWD arrived in my mailbox today with lots of interesting articles. One that caught my eye is Hawking Hyphens in Compound Modifiers. Its author, Joan Magat, urges readers to hyphenate…
  • Aug 20

    Bench Slap of the Day: Don't Plead the Kitchen Sink

    Bench Slap of the Day: Don't Plead the Kitchen Sink
    From a federal district court decision authored by Judge Harry D. Leinenweber: The Court would like to make an observation. The parties should consider long and hard before requesting leave to amend any of the dismissed counts other than…
Rank this Week: 1342

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Aug 25

    The Voting Rights Act: Does It Still Matter?

    The Voting Rights Act: Does It Still Matter?
    After the Supreme Court effectively eviscerated the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County (allowing nine states, mostly in the South, to change their election laws without advance federal approval), many folks who care about protecting the…
  • Aug 22

    NEWS: A Mike Brown Law?

    NEWS: A Mike Brown Law?
    From the Huffington Post: “A White House petition that would create a 'Mike Brown Law' requiring police officers to wear cameras has earned over 100,000 signatures in just one week. The petition, with 131,897 signatures at the time of…
  • Aug 11

    Scholar Spotlight: Professor Laura Merrifield Albright

    Scholar Spotlight: Professor Laura Merrifield Albright
    Today, the Legislation Law Prof Blog is spotlighting a freshly posted SSRN article on the relationship between race/ethnicity and campaign finance in state legislative elections. The article is based on Albright's study of 15 states and 3000…
Rank this Week: 1613

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
  • Aug 25

    What Happened on Remand: A Couple of Zoning Cases.

    What Happened on Remand: A Couple of Zoning Cases.
    Moore v. Middletown In 2012, in Clifton v. v. Blanchester, 2012-Ohio-780, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that a property owner outside the corporate limits of the village involved could not challenge the re-zoning of a contiguous business…
  • Aug 20

    What Happened on Remand. Smith v. Landfair. It’s Not Over Yet.

    What Happened on Remand. Smith v. Landfair. It’s Not Over Yet.
    Case Background In 2007, Donald Landfair, then 78 years old, boarded two of his horses, including Green Acre Annie (“Annie”) at Rochel Smith’s father’s stables. Rochel Smith was barn manager there.  In March of…
  • Aug 19

    What Happened on Remand: M.H. v. Cuyahoga Falls. No Recovery for Plaintiff in Diving Board Accident.

    What Happened on Remand: M.H. v. Cuyahoga Falls. No Recovery for Plaintiff in Diving Board Accident.
    Case Background In May of 2006, M.H., then a minor, broke his knee in a diving board accident at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium and Wellness Center. The Center is owned by the City of Cuyahoga Falls, and is controlled and … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1101

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Aug 25

    Paul Ryan’s “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea”

    Paul Ryan’s “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea”
    House Budget Chair Paul Ryan will be my guest today discussing his new book: The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea. Part memoir of his life and the 2012 campaign, part “what just happened in the 113th Congress, and a lot of what…
  • Aug 24

    Ducey Surges In Arizona, Brnovich Pulls Ahead

    Ducey Surges In Arizona, Brnovich Pulls Ahead
      The latest poll from the Republican primary for the Arizona state house has State Treasurer Doug Ducey establishing a double digit his closest opponent and building on that lead heading into Tuesday’s primary. The same poll shows…
  • Aug 24

    Elections and Lawfare: Where Will Be The Last Battle In The Battle For The Senate? The Courts.

    Elections and Lawfare: Where Will Be The Last Battle In The Battle For The Senate? The Courts.
    “Lawfare” means the use of law and legal proceedings by a nation or a group against another nation or group to advance military or foreign p;ocu goals.  There’s a great blog titled “Lawfare” run by…
Rank this Week: 927