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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/
  • Sep 30

    Advice for New Law Students from D.C. Bar Member

    Advice for New Law Students from D.C. Bar Member
    Members of the D.C. Bar's Board of Governors talk about what they wish they knew while in law school, and offer advice on how law students can make the most of their time. Several of the Board members are law...
  • Sep 30

    4 tips for improving your writing from the Harvard Business Review

    4 tips for improving your writing from the Harvard Business Review
    These tips come from HBR columnist Josh Bernoff, author of Writing Without Bullshit: Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean. Interestingly, Josh is sharing this advice in response to a survey he conducted earlier this year among people…
  • Sep 29

    Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Students; Ask What Your Students Can Do For Themselves by Louis Schulze

    Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Students; Ask What Your Students Can Do For Themselves by Louis Schulze
    Louis Schulze has an interesting post about creating self-directed learners on the Faculty Lounge: Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Students; Ask What Your Students Can Do For Themselves. In it, he explains why students at his law...
Rank this Week: 1730

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Sep 30

    Fisk & Richardson on Police Union

    Fisk & Richardson on Police Union
    Catherine Fisk and L. Song Richardson (University of California, Irvine School of Law and University of California, Irvine School of Law) have posted Police Unions (George Washington Law Review, Vol. 85, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Sep 30

    Sheley on Victim Impact Statements and Expressive Punishment

    Sheley on Victim Impact Statements and Expressive Punishment
    Erin L. Sheley (University of Calgary Faculty of Law) has posted Victim Impact Statements and Expressive Punishment in the Age of Social Media (Wake Forest Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Victim impact statements (VIS)…
  • Sep 29

    Bailey on Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence

    Bailey on Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence
    Jane Bailey (University of Ottawa - Common Law Section) has posted Canadian Legal Approaches to 'Cyberbullying' and Cyberviolence: An Overview on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As early as the mid 1990s Canadian economic and social policy…
Rank this Week: 2299

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The intensity of the Russian and Syrian offensive is driving rebel groups to ally with extremist factions linked to al-Qaeda, the Wall Street Journal reports. The insurgents—including groups formerly backed by the United…
  • Sep 30

    The Trump National Security Paradox

    The Trump National Security Paradox
    To my knowledge, the first explicit argument—at least by a prominent member of the national security community—that the man who would become the Republican standard bearer for President in 2016 poses a threat to U.S. national…
  • Sep 30

    Water Wars: The Philippines Pivots Towards Beijing

    Water Wars: The Philippines Pivots Towards Beijing
    Duterte threatens to "cross the rubicon" with United States President Duterte during an award ceremony on Monay (Photo: NPR) For at least the past month, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sharply critiqued United States military…
Rank this Week: 4413

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended From Office Over Same-Sex Marriage Order

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended From Office Over Same-Sex Marriage Order
    Alabama's 9-member Court of the Judiciary today unanimously concluded that Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore violated various Canons of Judicial Ethics in issuing an order to state probate judges telling them they had a duty under…
  • Sep 30

    Nevada Supreme Court Upholds School Choice Plan, But Invalidates Appropriations For It

    Nevada Supreme Court Upholds School Choice Plan, But Invalidates Appropriations For It
    In Schwartz v. Lopez, (NV Sup. Ct., Sept. 29, 2016), the Nevada Supreme Court gave a mixed victory to opponents of the state's school choice program.  The state's Educational Savings Account program is the most extensive in the…
  • Sep 30

    Two RLUIPA Suits Over Rezoning For Islamic School Are Settled

    Two RLUIPA Suits Over Rezoning For Islamic School Are Settled
    According to the Ann Arbor News, Pittsfield Township, Michigan yesterday reached agreements to settle two related RLUIPA lawsuits challenging the township's refusal to rezone a vacant parcel of land for construction of a pre-K through 12…
Rank this Week: 2046

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/
  • Sep 30

    People v. Bell (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 29, 2016)

    People v. Bell (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 29, 2016)
    Michael Bell committed a horrible crime.  Which the Court of Appeal describes in chilling detail.He was nine days short of his 15th birthday at the time, and no one actually died, so he's got to have at least the possibility of getting…
  • Sep 30

    Cameranesi v. US DOD (9th Cir. - Sept. 30, 2016)

    Cameranesi v. US DOD (9th Cir. - Sept. 30, 2016)
    Panel draws matter.The issue here is whether the public should be permitted under FOIA to view the names of students at the School of the Americas (now called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation).The majority says that…
  • Sep 29

    Coe v. City of San Diego (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 28, 2016)

    Coe v. City of San Diego (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 28, 2016)
    R.I.P. Cheetah's San Diego.Personally, I'm not into strip clubs.  For the obvious, traditional reasons and more.  As for the rules, in San Diego, you need a permit, and also can't serve alcohol if the dancers are "nude".  Plus…
Rank this Week: 654

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Doing History: Comparing Approaches to the Historian's Craft

    Doing History: Comparing Approaches to the Historian's Craft
    [We have the following announcement.]Since 1991, the Supreme Court Historical Society, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and the White House Historical Association have partnered to present the National Heritage Lecture. The 2016 National…
  • Sep 30

    Pye on the Black Lawyer before Brown v. Board of Education

    Pye on the Black Lawyer before Brown v. Board of Education
    David Kenneth Pye, an independent scholar who holds a PhD from the University of California, San Diego, has posted Before Civil Rights Was in Vogue: The Black Lawyer Before Brown:Scholars cannot become too infatuated with Equal Protection…
  • Sep 30

    Chambers on Adoption in Ontario

    Chambers on Adoption in Ontario
    Out this month with the University of Toronto Press is A Legal History of Adoption in Ontario, 1921-2015 by Lori Chambers (Lakehead University). From the publisher: Lori Chambers’ fascinating study explores the legal history of adoption…
Rank this Week: 739

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/
  • Sep 30

    Law School Action Comic

    Law School Action Comic
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • Sep 29

    Some Thoughts on Teaching Outlining, etc.

    Some Thoughts on Teaching Outlining, etc.
    As mentioned in a previous blog, most of my law school outlines were - simply put - not outlines…and not useful at all in law school. Rather, my outlines were just my regurgitated notes with my case briefs and class...
  • Sep 28

    Is Your ASP Office a “Safe Space”?

    Is Your ASP Office a “Safe Space”?
    As of late, the higher education world and various outlets have been buzzing about “Safe Spaces”, “Free Speech”, and other related topics. I am not going to insert myself into this discussion nor am I going to express my viewpoint....
Rank this Week: 1069

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/
  • Sep 30

    Trust But Verify

    Trust But Verify
    The North Carolina State Bar has filed a complaint alleging that an attorney had delegated trust account administration to a paralegal who stole entrusted funds. Notably, it is alleged that he continued to employ her after learning of the…
  • Sep 30

    Judge Being Judged

    Judge Being Judged
    Disciplinary argument involving a judge who refused to perform same-sex marriages has been scheduled, according to a recent report by the Statesman Journal. The Oregon Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments regarding the judicial fitness…
  • Sep 30

    Convicted Attorney Suspended

    Convicted Attorney Suspended
    The Tennessee Supreme Court recently suspended a convicted attorney. The Leaf Chronicle reported on the conviction Former Clarksville attorney Carrie Gasaway pleaded guilty to one count of theft over $10,000 on Wednesday and will have to…
Rank this Week: 812

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 30

    Hiring at Georgetown

    Hiring at Georgetown
    Georgetown Law, and the Law Center's Language Center, are hiring another fellow. More information about that position and other legal writing jobs is available by clicking here. Hat tip to Almas Khan. (mew)
  • Sep 28

    Destruction of Cultural Heritage is a War Crime

    Destruction of Cultural Heritage is a War Crime
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) this week found a Malian Islamist accused of destroying historical and religious monuments in the fabled city of Timbuktu guilty in the first-ever prosecution of the destruction of cultural heritage as a…
  • Sep 28

    Palau Underscores Dangers of Climate Change, Global Conflict, Violent Extremism, and Nuclear Weapon

    Palau Underscores Dangers of Climate Change, Global Conflict, Violent Extremism, and Nuclear Weapon
    Addressing the General Assembly, Palau’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations underlined this week the urgency of addressing challenges such as threats from climate change, global conflict, issues of migrants and refugees, violent…
Rank this Week: 1021

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/
Rank this Week: 1066

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Edited by I. Richard Gershon, Paul E. McGreal and Cynthia L. Fountaine.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Sep 30

    Faculty Bloodletting

    Faculty Bloodletting
    I've heard from faculty members at two law schools just this week who report (not for attribution) that their law schools either are laying off a substantial number of faculty (the faculty member's word was "bloodletting") or that buy-out…
  • Jun 21

    [Not] Supporting Arizona

    [Not] Supporting Arizona
    [by Rick Bales] As the headline in the post immediately below points out, 3/4 of U.S. law deans supported University of Arizona Law's bid to use the GRE as an alternative to the LSAT. That does not imply support for...
  • May 5

    3/4 of Law Deans Sign Letter to LSAC Supporting U of Arizona

    3/4 of Law Deans Sign Letter to LSAC Supporting U of Arizona
    National Law Journal story here. It is not very common for that many deans to agree on pretty much anything.
Rank this Week: 1735

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/
  • Sep 30

    Isn't Canada Better than the USA?

    Isn't Canada Better than the USA?
    Dear Sir or Madam, This week we have broken down the components of Canada’s constitution, written and unwritten, rigid through legislation and flexible through case law. Today we’ll move from our living constitution’s composition to its…
  • Sep 29

    Justice Brown's Miller v Jackson

    Justice Brown's Miller v Jackson
    Lord Denning wrote many famous judgments, one of which was Miller v Jackson. Channeling Lord Denning this morning, Justice Brown issued what could have been an otherwise mundane tariff and customs case but instead became a well-written…
  • Sep 29

    A Halfway House: Quasi-constitutional Document

    A Halfway House: Quasi-constitutional Document
    Dear Sir or Madam: Today we write to you regarding the existence of quasi-constitutional documents in Canada. We will discuss what it means to be recognized as quasi-constitutional, outline what quasi-constitutional documents exist and…
Rank this Week: 4417

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    “Computer Crime,” Batman and Nude Photograph

    “Computer Crime,” Batman and Nude Photograph
    This post examines an opinion from the Colorado Court of Appeals:  People v. Galang, 2016 WL 2605652 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[d]efendant, Ronino Reyes Galang, appeals the judgment of conviction entered on…
  • Sep 26

    The Escort Service, the Text Messages and First-Degree Murder

    The Escort Service, the Text Messages and First-Degree Murder
    This post examines an opinion from the District Court of Appeals of Florida -- Fourth District:  Ho v. State, 2016 WL 4916840 (2016).  [a]ppellant Jimmy Ho was convicted of kidnapping and first degree murder with a firearm…
  • Sep 23

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Superior Courtof New Jersey – Appellate Division: Roberts v. Mintz, 2016 WL 3981128 (2016) (per curiam). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[p]laintiffs Donna Roberts and Dawn…
Rank this Week: 2418

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Sep 30

    Nevada's Supreme Court Declares Voucher Program Unconstitutional

    Nevada's Supreme Court Declares Voucher Program Unconstitutional
    The Education Law Center offered this summary yesterday: Education Law Center welcomes the Nevada Supreme Court decision in Lopez v. Schwartz firmly declaring the state's Education Savings Account (ESA) voucher program unconstitutional and…
  • Sep 29

    U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Level of Benefit Required by Special Education Law by Mark Walsh

    U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Level of Benefit Required by Special Education Law by Mark Walsh
    At Education Week's School Law Blog, Mark Walsh covers the U.S. Supreme Court's cert grant today in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1 (No. 15-827), in which the Court may resolve a circuit split on the issue of what level of…
  • Sep 29

    Has School Funding Litigation Had a Positive Effect on Teachers and Their Salaries?

    Has School Funding Litigation Had a Positive Effect on Teachers and Their Salaries?
    Wallet Hub recently ranked the best and worst states to be a teacher. The states with the lowest cost adjusted salaries are: Hawaii — $34,063 South Dakota — $41,000 Maine — $43,792 West Virginia — $44,337 Arizona — $46,029 Business…
Rank this Week: 1742

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Does Not Paying Federal Income Tax Make a Person Smart?

    Does Not Paying Federal Income Tax Make a Person Smart?
    As reported by many sources, including the Wall Street Journal, “When Mrs. Clinton said there were years when Mr. Trump paid no taxes, he replied, ‘That makes me smart.’” The reference to taxes was in the context of…
  • Sep 28

    Carelessness and Tax Evasion

    Carelessness and Tax Evasion
    According to this story, the owner of several Atlantic City businesses admitted in federal court that he and his associates in one of the businesses deliberately hid profits in order to avoid paying more than $100,000 in federal taxes. He…
  • Sep 26

    Course Enrollment Matters, Even for Tax Purpose

    Course Enrollment Matters, Even for Tax Purpose
    Most people have heard at least one anecdote about a student who attempts to take a final exam in a course, only to discover that failure to have enrolled in the course shuts the door to the opportunity to earn a grade in the course. Most…
Rank this Week: 2461

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 30

    What Do You Do?

    What Do You Do?
    What do you do? It is a seemingly easy question. It may be an invitation for small talk or formal proposal. But how do you respond? What things should you mention? How much should you say? It is an open-ended question that should be easy to…
  • Sep 29

    Default vs Diversity

    Default vs Diversity
    I recently attended an access to justice conference where the majority of speakers and attendees were white men. As a South Asian woman my presence felt conspicuous. This circumstance didn’t feel intentional or nefarious, it was clearly…
  • Sep 29

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Sharp on the Right of Access to Justice Under the Rule of Law

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Sharp on the Right of Access to Justice Under the Rule of Law
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
Rank this Week: 2254

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 30

    Parsing Posner's Peevishne

    Parsing Posner's Peevishne
    by Michael DorfThe Autumn 2016 issue of the Journal of Legal Education includes a book review by me of Judge Richard Posner's book Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary, along with a reply by Posner. Overall, my review of Posner's…
  • Sep 29

    Bad Economics and Worse Debate Analysi

    Bad Economics and Worse Debate Analysi
    by Neil H. BuchananI wrote my analysis of this week's presidential debate after shutting myself off from the media's reactions to the event, because I wanted to ignore the campaigns' attempts to spin the results and to form my own opinion…
  • Sep 28

    Tracking Locational Data Via Cell Phone

    Tracking Locational Data Via Cell Phone
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column on Verdict this week, I discuss the Indiana court of appeals case of Zanders v. Indiana, which held that police violate the Fourth Amendment if they obtain locational history data about a cell phone from the cell…
Rank this Week: 752

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 30

    More on Autonomous Vehicle

    More on Autonomous Vehicle
    Autonomous vehicles have made it to Harrisburg. PennDOT, the City of Harrisburg, and Carnegie Mellon hosted the Pennsylvania Safety Symposium at the Capitol Complex to highlight safety and technology advances. Fox 43 has the story. Carnegie…
  • Sep 29

    JOTWELL Torts: Keating on Ewing on Corporate Responsibiilty and the Structure of Tort Law

    JOTWELL Torts: Keating on Ewing on Corporate Responsibiilty and the Structure of Tort Law
    At JOTWELL, Greg Keating reviews Benjamin Ewing's The Structure of Tort Law Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility.
  • Sep 29

    Goldberg & Zipursky on the Supreme Court and Tort Law

    Goldberg & Zipursky on the Supreme Court and Tort Law
    John Goldberg & Ben Zipursky have posted to SSRN The Supreme Court's Stealth Return to the Common Law of Torts. The abstract provides: In its famous 1938 Erie decision, the U.S. Supreme Court deemed itself without power to make general...
Rank this Week: 2268

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/
Rank this Week: 2300

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 29

    Fed. Dist. Court in TN Finds City Violated Telecommunications Act

    Fed. Dist. Court in TN Finds City Violated Telecommunications Act
    Plaintiffs applied to the Knoxville/Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (“MPC”) to install a wireless telecommunications tower. The MPC approved the application and a group of citizens appealed that decision to the City…
  • Sep 28

    White House Releases Toolkit on Affordable Housing

    White House Releases Toolkit on Affordable Housing
    Sounding like the 1991 Kemp Commission Report on removing barriers to affordable housing ( https://www.huduser.gov/Publications/pdf/NotInMyBackyard.pdf), on Monday the White House released a toolkit on housing development…
  • Sep 27

    WA Appeals Court Upholds Denial of Proposed Billboard Along Scenic Highway

    WA Appeals Court Upholds Denial of Proposed Billboard Along Scenic Highway
    Sun Outdoor sought a permit from the Department of Transportation of Okanogan County, Washington to erect a billboard along State Route 97 a designated scenic highway/”scenic system.” The proposed location was zoned as a…
Rank this Week: 4624

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Sep 29

    My Client Was Accused of Violating the Cuba Trade Embargo (But What Trump Did Was Worse)

    My Client Was Accused of Violating the Cuba Trade Embargo (But What Trump Did Was Worse)
    I received a phone call from Larry Dupuis of the Milwaukee Office of the American Civil Liberties Union in November of 2003.  He described a Wisconsin resident who had contacted the ACLU after receiving a PrePenalty Notice…
  • Sep 28

    Close Friend Praises Jim Foley for Putting Marquette Values to Work in War Zone

    Close Friend Praises Jim Foley for Putting Marquette Values to Work in War Zone
    The legacy of Jim Foley? Tom Durkin intentionally put it in terms that connected to Marquette University’s core mjission. “We’re either people for others or we’re not,” Durkin said. “That’s the legacy…
  • Sep 27

    Congratulations to AWL Scholarship Winners Dockendorff and Roelandt

    Congratulations to AWL Scholarship Winners Dockendorff and Roelandt
    Today, September 27, 2016, the Milwaukee Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) Foundation honored two Marquette University Law School students with scholarships. Hannah Dockendorff, 3L (pictured at left), received the AWL Foundation…
Rank this Week: 4596

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/
  • Sep 29

    Humanity at Sea

    Humanity at Sea
    New this month from Cambridge University Press is the book Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law, by Itamar Mann, University of Haifa. According to the publisher's blurb: This interdisciplinary study…
  • Sep 29

    Humanity at Sea

    Humanity at Sea
    New this month from Cambridge University Press is the book Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law, by Itamar Mann, University of Haifa. According to the publisher's blurb: This interdisciplinary study…
  • Sep 28

    UN Recommends Reparations for US Racial Discrimination

    UN Recommends Reparations for US Racial Discrimination
    The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent was established in 2002 by the Commission on Human Rights. Among the Group's 2008 charges were to study the problems of racial discrimination faced by people of African descent…
Rank this Week: 1736

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: 2465

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    cara membuat lulur kopi dengan mudah dan simpel

    cara membuat lulur kopi dengan mudah dan simpel
     Kopi merupakan semacam minuman yang selanjutnya biasanya dihidangkan hangat, diolah besutan pemrosesan serta ekstrasi biji tanaman kopi. Minuman ini sudah di kenal mulai sejak 1000 SM diangkut masuk ke daerah Timur Tengah dengan…
  • Sep 27

    manfaat kayu cendana jadi obat dan untuk kesehatan

    manfaat kayu cendana jadi obat dan untuk kesehatan
     Cendana denga nama latin Santalum album adalah tanaman pohon oleh tetras sampai meraih 15 mtr.. Kulitnya berkayu kasar berwarna kelabu. Daunnya begitu gampang gugur. Kayu cendana dipakai sebab memilki wangi yang banyak disenangi…
  • Sep 24

    manfaat minyak lavender untuk kecantikan yang bagus untuk kulit

    manfaat minyak lavender untuk kecantikan yang bagus untuk kulit
     Penemuan mengenai manfaat minyak esensial kepada muka menjadikan wanita berawal memberikan perangkat perawatan ini dalam ritual kecantikannya. Beberapa bahan alami yang terdapat dalam tiap-tiap tetesnya, berguna kepada melembapkan kulit…
Rank this Week: 454

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Right of publicity/passing off blast from the past

    Right of publicity/passing off blast from the past
    From The Spirit of the Times, May 21, 1845"Gen. Tom Thumb's father brought suit in Paris, against the manager of a theatre, who announced a play called Tom Pouce, (Thumb,) while the General was exhibiting himself at another place. The…
  • Sep 29

    when are state law unfair competition claims preempted?

    when are state law unfair competition claims preempted?
    Duer v. Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc., 2015 WL 11256568, No. 14-CV-01589 (N.D. Ga. Jul. 8, 2015)Very broad preemption finding makes me blog this older case that popped out of Westlaw.  Duer makes medicine dosage adherence…
  • Sep 29

    Parody product fails to squeak through the cracks in dilution/infringement claim

    Parody product fails to squeak through the cracks in dilution/infringement claim
    VIP Products, LLC v. Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc., No. 14-cv-02057 (D. Az. Sept. 27, 2016)The court denied VIP’s motion for summary judgment on its declaratory judgment action against JDPI, and also kicked out a number of…
Rank this Week: 2263

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 29

    The Strategic Social Construction of Cybernorm

    The Strategic Social Construction of Cybernorm
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis A few years back, I was lucky enough to be invited by research scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab — especially the late Roger Hurwitz — to participate in a…
  • Sep 29

    New (And Better) Eligibility Rules for the Lieber Prize

    New (And Better) Eligibility Rules for the Lieber Prize
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last year, I criticised ASIL for limiting its very prestigious Lieber Prize to academics under 35. I described that limit as “ageist,” noting that in today’s academic world there are…
  • Sep 27

    Trump Advocates World War III

    Trump Advocates World War III
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I know pointing out stupid things Donald Trump says is a fool’s errand — pretty much everything Donald Trump says is stupid. (Note to non-hack conservative friends: I genuinely feel…
Rank this Week: 3828

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Sep 29

    Early DiFiore Court Patterns (Part 1- Who's Dissenting?)

    Early DiFiore Court Patterns (Part 1- Who's Dissenting?)
    (Summer's gone, the Saratoga meet has ended, and the fall semester is well underway. New York's highest court is back from it's summer break. So let's start to look at where it's been since Janet DiFiore assumed the center seat.) We'll…
  • Jun 21

    Part 2: Dissents--The (very early) DiFiore Court [with graphs!]

    Part 2: Dissents--The (very early) DiFiore Court [with graphs!]
    The Court of Appeals has a back and forth recent history on dissents. Chief Judge Judith Kaye said she was not a big fan. Her successor, Jonathan Lippman welcomed them. Kaye sought to avoid fractured decisions and unpleasant divisions by…
  • Jun 20

    The (very early) DiFiore Court--Part 1: Voting Patterns [with graphs!]

    The (very early) DiFiore Court--Part 1: Voting Patterns [with graphs!]
    Janet DiFiore assumed the center seat of New York's highest court this past February. Since that time, she has presided over 4 monthly sessions of appeals, and the Court has already rendered decisions for 3 of those dockets. In replacing…
Rank this Week: 1343

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Sep 29

    Stanford Researchers Seek Court Documents Ordering Companies to Help Government Defeat Encryption

    Stanford Researchers Seek Court Documents Ordering Companies to Help Government Defeat Encryption
    Researchers at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS) filed a petition yesterday seeking to unseal judicial records in San Francisco federal district court. Their goal is to reveal how the federal government uses U.S. law to…
  • Sep 19

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance
    With today's announcement, the US Department of Transportation is enthusiastically embracing automated driving -- It's saying that self-driving vehicles are coming in some form (or many forms) and that the agency can play a role not only in…
  • Sep 9

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review
    On August 30, 2016, the Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 9,430,468, titled; “Online peer review and method.” The owner of this patent is none other than Elsevier, the giant academic publisher. When it first applied for the…
Rank this Week: 854

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/
  • Sep 29

    Domestic Violence in the Divorce Cases of Marital Cruelty, 1840-1860

    Domestic Violence in the Divorce Cases of Marital Cruelty, 1840-1860
    Book Review: Harris on Sager, Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America, reviewing the book Robin C. Sager, Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America (Lousiana State University Press 2016) In literature and the popular press, antebellum women were…
  • Sep 27

    Why are Feminist Judgments Necessary?

    Why are Feminist Judgments Necessary?
    Kathy Stanchi, Why Are Feminist Judgments Necessary? Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court, the new book I edited with Linda Berger and Bridget Crawford, imagines what 25 key Supreme Court cases on gender…
  • Sep 23

    Misogyny May Become a Hate Crime in England

    Misogyny May Become a Hate Crime in England
    Guardian, Police in England and Wales Consider Making Misogyny a Hate Crime Police forces across England and Wales are considering expanding their definition of hate crime to include misogyny after an experiment in one city that saw more than…
Rank this Week: 1741

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/
  • Sep 29

    Comey Digs A Deeper Hole

    Comey Digs A Deeper Hole
    In white collar cases, prosecutors often stress the signs or "indicia" of fraud inherent in a given defendant's conduct. In the FBI/DOJ investigation of Secretary Clinton we have several signs of incompetence and/or highly irregular…
  • Sep 26

    Movie "Sully" Reveals Different Perceptions of Investigators and Investigatee

    Movie "Sully" Reveals Different Perceptions of Investigators and Investigatee
    In the recently-released hit movie "Sully," about a pilot who landed a disabled US Airways plane on the Hudson River after its engines hit a flock of geese shortly after taking off from LaGuardia Airport, the film's heroes, Capt.…
  • Sep 12

    Some Additional Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision

    Some Additional Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision
    I agree with my colleague Prof. Podgor that DOJ made the "right decision" to drop the prosecution of former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell. Under the narrow definition of "official act" given by the Supreme Court a…
Rank this Week: 2269

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/
  • Sep 29

    First Contract Collective Agreement Arbitration in Ontario

    First Contract Collective Agreement Arbitration in Ontario
    Winning a new certification is great news for a union, but also just the beginning of the battle to reach a collective agreement.  Because collective bargaining is new to the workers and maybe the employer, there is often uncertainty,…
  • Sep 20

    Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?

    Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?
    A 51 year old woman has filed a human rights complaint alleging age discrimination after she was unsuccessful in a job competition to become a police officer, the Toronto Star reports. This is an interesting one.  My employment law…
  • Sep 9

    Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM

    Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM
    It’s getting harder and harder to find full time academic jobs, but my School at York has just posted for two tenure-stream Assistant Professor jobs. Here are the postings on the York University jobs board. The job ad specifies that we…
Rank this Week: 992

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: 810

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/
  • Sep 29

    Shlomit Azgad-Tromer on Corporate Social Responsibility

    Shlomit Azgad-Tromer on Corporate Social Responsibility
    Shlomit Azgad-Tromer has posted The Virtuous Corporation: On Corporate Social Motivation and Law on SSRN with the following abstract: Above and beyond their traditional financial roles, contemporary corporations are increasingly assuming a…
  • Sep 27

    Butera & Houser on Charitable Giving

    Butera & Houser on Charitable Giving
    Luigi Butera and Daniel Houser have posted Delegating Altruism: Toward an Understanding of Agency in Charitable Giving on SSRN with the following abstract: Philanthropy, and particularly ensuring that one’s giving is effective, can require…
  • Sep 26

    Rushton on Nonprofit Museum

    Rushton on Nonprofit Museum
    Michael J. Rushton (Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs) has posted Should Public and Nonprofit Museums Have Free Admission? on SSRN with the following abstract: A common pricing structure for…
Rank this Week: 1065

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/
Rank this Week: 1071

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
  • Sep 29

    Turkish Constitutional Court on international child abduction

    Turkish Constitutional Court on international child abduction
    By an individual application, the Turkish Constitutional Court for the first time examined an allegation of violation of rights secured under the Turkish Constitution in the proceedings before the Turkish courts in relation to the 1980 Hague…
  • Sep 27

    Vitamin C and Comity

    Vitamin C and Comity
    Following up on last week’s post on the Second Circuit’s comity decision in the Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation case, Professor Bill Dodge of UC Davis has the following thoughts (also cross-posted on Opinio Juris here) American law…
  • Sep 26

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg
    The German Notary Institute and the Chair of Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law at the University of Regensburg are hosting a joint conference on the new Matrimonial Property Regulations for spouses and registered…
Rank this Week: 2192

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    What We Talk About When We Talk About "Stop and Frisk"

    What We Talk About When We Talk About "Stop and Frisk"
    Is stop-and-frisk unconstitutional, or what?  Lester Holt spoke accurately, more or less, on Monday night when he said that "stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional in New York," but Donald Trump was also right to say "there are many…
  • Sep 28

    Inequality, Inclusion, and Populism after the Election

    Inequality, Inclusion, and Populism after the Election
    Last week John Judis published an interesting essayin the New Republic (based on his upcoming bookon populism after the Great Recession in Europe and the US), situating the populisms of this 2016 election season in a longer history of…
  • Sep 27

    JeffreyToobin, "In the Balance"

    JeffreyToobin, "In the Balance"
    From this week's New Yorker: Jeffrey Toobin, "In the Balance," http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/03/in-the-balance -- "A liberal majority on the Court would present a particular dilemma for the Chief Justice. Roberts’s voting…
Rank this Week: 2441

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2430

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Sep 28

    Big Data and the ADA

    Big Data and the ADA
    Sharona Hoffman (Case Western) has just posted on SSRN her essay (forthcoming Hastings L.J.) Big Data and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here's the abstract: While big data offers society many potential benefits, it also comes with…
  • Sep 28

    Stone Argues for a Workplace Sabbatical

    Stone Argues for a Workplace Sabbatical
    Katherine Stone (UCLA) just had her essay What Hillary Should Say published in The Huffington Post. The essay argues that Hillary Clinton should respond to Trump's critique of free trade by adopting any of several proposals to help American…
  • Sep 27

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center
    Earlier today, the EEOC initiated an online resource center for small businesses. The resource is targeted specifically toward small businesses, with an eye toward helping them comply with federal anti-discrimination laws, which can often…
Rank this Week: 2275

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
  • Sep 28

    Pittsblog: Back Again, and the End of New

    Pittsblog: Back Again, and the End of New
    There is more to say, as it turns out, about law and tech and entrepreneurship and Pittsburgh and various and sundry other things. Since the end of Pittsblog (born 2003, suspended 2013) and the earlier version of this site (born 2004,…
  • Oct 20

    Fair Use and Google: Ten Years After

    Fair Use and Google: Ten Years After
    (Ten Years After, I’d Love to Change the World) Digesting the fair use reading in The Authors Guild v. Google in the Second Circuit, I went back to some things that I wrote when the case was filed, ten years ago, in 2005. What did…
  • Sep 22

    Working Fair Use

    Working Fair Use
    Are there tensions in recent fair use cases regarding methods? Fair use analysis has traditionally and conventionally posed a set of very “work-specific,” nuanced questions. For at least 15 years or so, since the rise of the…
Rank this Week: 2464

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: 1043

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/
  • Sep 28

    President Obama: Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier

    President Obama: Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier
    Greg Deal’s Leonard Peltier mural at the Albuquerque, New Mexico Peace and Justice Center, headquarters for the Peltier Defense Committee “Leonard Peltier (born September 12, 1944) is a Native American activist and member of the…
  • Sep 27

    Islam and Muslims in the United States: A Select Bibliography

    Islam and Muslims in the United States: A Select Bibliography
    Islamic Cultural Center of New York Abdullah, Zain. Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. Ammar, Nawal H., ed. Muslims in US Prisons: People, Policy, Practice. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2015.…
  • Sep 26

    Islamic Ethics: a very select bibliography

    Islamic Ethics: a very select bibliography
    Here is a very select list of titles (you’re warmly invited to add more in the comments), in English, on “Islamic ethics.” Of course ethics in Islam cannot be discussed without—at the very least—a corresponding…
Rank this Week: 4711

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    Islam & Muslims in the United States: A Select Bibliography

    Islam & Muslims in the United States: A Select Bibliography
    Islamic Cultural Center of New YorkPlease see the bibliography posted here.
  • Sep 25

    Islamic Ethics: a very select bibliography

    Islamic Ethics: a very select bibliography
    Here is a very select list of titles, in English, on “Islamic ethics.” Of course ethics in Islam cannot be discussed without — at the very least — a corresponding knowledge of Islamic theology and jurisprudence. Still,…
  • Sep 14

    The Movement for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice

    The Movement for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice
    Elizabeth Catlett, Black Unity (1968)At the blogof the African American Intellectual History Society, Clarence Lang explains why“[f]raming symbols and discourses—rendered in the form of images, platforms and demands—are the…
Rank this Week: 853

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/
  • Sep 27

    Hilary

    Hilary
    I’ve been traveling and so I’m playing catch up. But I was shocked at the reactions I heard to Hilary’s illness. I expected people to do what we do when most people get sick – wish her well and hope she can get over it…
  • Sep 20

    The Bully in the Debate

    The Bully in the Debate
    People keep saying that Hilary will destroy Donald in debate. But I’m concerned. I’m bothered by the memory of one exchange between Bush and Gore in one of the presidential debates in 2000. When Gore confronted Bush with the math…
  • Sep 13

    Democracy and Compromise

    Democracy and Compromise
    Since Obama’s election, congressional Republicans and their Tea Party challengers made Obama’s defeat their overriding goal, and when they couldn’t do that, they did everything they could to make him seem like a total…
Rank this Week: 4620

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1020

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/
  • Sep 26

    Mass Torts with a Consumer Class Action Garnish

    Mass Torts with a Consumer Class Action Garnish
    Somehow I missed Alison Frankel's report on a consumer class action in Texas spurred by solicitations to join a mass tort. Here is the report:…
  • Sep 18

    Bradt and Rave on The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation

    Bradt and Rave on The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation
    Professors Andrew Bradt (UC Berkeley Law) and D. Theodore Rave (U. Houston Law) have posted to SSRN their article, The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation, Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: In…
  • Sep 2

    Inside the Agency Class Action

    Inside the Agency Class Action
    Adam Zimmerman of Loyola and Michael Sant'Ambrogio of Michigan State have just posted on SSRN a draft of their new article, Inside the Agency Class Action, forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal. Here is the abstract: Federal agencies in the...
Rank this Week: 404