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The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Aug 31

    AALS CFP: New Voices In Legislation

    AALS CFP: New Voices In Legislation
    This just in: The AALS Section on Legislation & Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a “New Voices in Legislation” program during the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting in New York, NY. This works-in-progress...
  • Aug 30

    Some Heroes of the Sterilization Movement

    Some Heroes of the Sterilization Movement
    Elizabeth Troutman and I have a paper up at ssrn on the North Carolina eugenics movement. This was inspired by the North Carolina legislature's compensation program, but what we're really interested in (more than the contemporary movement for…
  • Aug 29

    #blacklivesmatter's property law agenda

    #blacklivesmatter's property law agenda
    We have a good idea of what the #blacklivesmatter agenda regarding criminal justice looks like. Though, as I speculated in a previous post, there's a lot to flesh out about what that agenda might look like in criminal law and...
Rank this Week: 4268

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 31

    Donald Trump meet Wong Kim Ark, the Chinese American cook who is the father of ‘birthright citizenship’

    Donald Trump meet Wong Kim Ark, the Chinese American cook who is the father of ‘birthright citizenship’
    Wong Kim Ark For very interesting background about a cook named Wong Kim Ark, the "father of birthright citizenship," click here. His case United States v. Wong Kim Ark was "a `test case' brought by the United States…
  • Aug 31

    From the Bookshelves: Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat

    From the Bookshelves: Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat
    Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat Release date: September 1, 2015 A touching tale of parent-child separation and immigration, from a National Book Award finalist After Saya's mother is sent to an…
  • Aug 31

    10 wrong statements about immigration

    10 wrong statements about immigration
    PolitiFact has been busy verifying the presidential candidates' statements on immigration. It has fact-checked 10 misleading statements about immigration so far in the presidential race. The topics: Deporting criminals: Bush said, "The…
Rank this Week: 2471

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 3911

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    A Symposium on Mendez v. Westminster

    A Symposium on Mendez v. Westminster
    We've noted the publication of Philippa Strum's book on Mendez v. Westminster and an exhibit on the litigation in the federal courthouse in San Diego.  Now the transcript of the introductory secession of a symposium on the case is up on…
  • Aug 31

    Ginsburg on Papal Printing Privileges as Proto-Property

    Ginsburg on Papal Printing Privileges as Proto-Property
    Who says alliteration is dead?  Jane C. Ginsburg, Columbia Law School has posted Proto-Property in Literary and Artistic Works: Sixteenth-Century Papal Printing Privileges, which is forthcoming in The History of Copyright Law: A Handbook…
  • Aug 30

    Writing Abortion History

    Writing Abortion History
    As I end my time on Legal History Blog, there is another issue worth discussing: the challenges of writing the history of an issue as divisive as abortion. Some of the obstacles I faced were practical. Most major archives contain very little…
Rank this Week: 614

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Aug 31

    Texas's In Camera Approach to Releasing CrimeStoppers Information to Defendant

    Texas's In Camera Approach to Releasing CrimeStoppers Information to Defendant
    In a comment to my post last Thursday, I noted how the State of Maryland could respond to requests about CrimeStoppers tips. Under this procedure, CrimeStoppers tip information would be given to the judge to review in camera. If the...
  • Aug 28

    Answering Two Questions About the Intersection of CrimeStoppers & Brady

    Answering Two Questions About the Intersection of CrimeStoppers & Brady
    Over the past week, I've been following up on Monday's episode of the Undisclosed Podcast and digging into the possible legal implications of the State's failure to disclose that a CrimeStoppers tipster received the full $3,075 reward for…
  • Aug 27

    The Discoverability & Admissibility of CrimeStoppers Information in Maryland

    The Discoverability & Admissibility of CrimeStoppers Information in Maryland
    The next big question in the Adnan Syed case is whether and when the State will disclose the identity of the CrimeStoppers tipster and the content of his or her tip. The one thing I am confident about is that...
Rank this Week: 955

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    New Issue: Legal Issues of Economic Integration

    New Issue: Legal Issues of Economic Integration
    The latest issue of Legal Issues of Economic Integration (Vol. 42, no. 3, 2015) is out. Contents include:From the Board, Forty Years of EU Consumer Protection: Where Does It Stand Now?Sahir Özdemir, A Comment on the Inconsistency between…
  • Aug 31

    Hameiri & Jones: Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation

    Hameiri & Jones: Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation
    Shahar Hameiri (Murdoch Univ.) & Lee Jones (Queen Mary Univ. of London) have published Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation (Cambridge Univ. Press 2015). Here's the…
  • Aug 31

    New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal

    New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal
    The latest issue of Global Trade and Customs Journal (Vol. 10, nos. 7/8, 2015) is out. Contents include:Practical Aspects of Sanctions and Embargoes: A Comparative ViewLorenzo Di Masi, Maurizio Gambardella, & Davide Rovetta, An Overview…
Rank this Week: 1391

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: 2033

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 31

    Church Takes Leading Role in Children’s Health Care Initiative

    Church Takes Leading Role in Children’s Health Care Initiative
    As reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh has a history of facilitating public policy initiatives centered on improving children’s health. It all reportedly began in the midst of the 1980s…
  • Aug 25

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption
    In a recent opinion, AHS Hospital Corp. v. Town of Morristown, 2015 WL 3956132, the Tax Court of New Jersey revoked the property tax exemption of a non-profit hospital. In a lengthy and wide-ranging opinion, the court surveyed the history...
  • Aug 19

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT
    Professor Victor Fleischer from the University of San Diego has an opinion piece in today's New York Times advocating an 8% annual required payout for university endowments over $100 million. Such a payout is more than the 5% amount…
Rank this Week: 957

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 31

    How to Succeed in Law School, Part III: Tips and Strategie

    How to Succeed in Law School, Part III: Tips and Strategie
    This is the third and final installment of how to succeed in law school, advice from students. Below is advice compiled from my 1Ls from last year. Filter Your Listening But Don’t Be Afraid to Talk: Do not listen to...
  • Aug 26

    Job posting: Director of Academic Success Program at Hofstra

    Job posting: Director of Academic Success Program at Hofstra
    Maurice A. Deane School of Law Director of the Academic Success Program The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University invites applicants for the position of Director of the Academic Success Program. The Academic Success Program…
  • Aug 25

    Call for Proposals: LWI One-Day Legal Writing Conference

    Call for Proposals: LWI One-Day Legal Writing Conference
    Twelve law schools across the country are hosting LWI One-Day Legal Writing Conferences on one of the first two weekends in December. The Conferences are hosted by schools in every region of the country. They are great opportunities for…
Rank this Week: 949

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 31

    Child Marriage is as Popular as ever in Bangladesh

    Child Marriage is as Popular as ever in Bangladesh
    From The Washington Post: On her wedding day, 15-year- old Nasoin Akhter looked “melancholic,” according to photographer Allison Joyce, who documented the teenage girl’s wedding to her 32-year-old husband, Mohammad Hasamur Rahman, last…
  • Aug 30

    Mexico Adoption-For-Cash Scheme Took Babies From Mother

    Mexico Adoption-For-Cash Scheme Took Babies From Mother
    From CBS News: A child welfare official in northern Mexico took at least nine babies from poor or drug-addicted mothers and offered them to adoptive parents in exchange for payments ranging from $5,000 to $9,000, authorities said Friday. Raul…
  • Aug 29

    You Need To Tell Your Child's Teacher About Your Divorce

    You Need To Tell Your Child's Teacher About Your Divorce
    From LA Times: The school year is just beginning, but grades are already in on parent-teacher communication: needs improvement. There’s a crucial disconnect between parents and teachers, both vital players in a child's growth and…
Rank this Week: 2474

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Aug 31

    Andrew Vollmer on SEC Enforcement

    Andrew Vollmer on SEC Enforcement
    Andrew Vollmer, a law professor at the University of Virginia and a former SEC deputy general counsel, has written two excellent papers on SEC enforcement. The first, SEC Revanchism and the Expansion of Primary Liability under Section 17(a)…
  • Aug 30

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 30, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 30, 2015)
    Here are some metrics we believe are needed to raise a #SeriesA round from institutional venture investors. pic.twitter.com/JspPPFrZWz— EquityZen (@EquityZen) August 4, 2015 "LexShares lets accredited investors bet on ... corporate…
  • Aug 29

    But how will they sleep?

    But how will they sleep?
    Apparently, Paul Hastings is planning to bring lawyer cubicles to New York. First and second year associates won't get an office; instead, they'll get a cubicle. The firm pitches this as a move to enhance creativity; conveniently, it also…
Rank this Week: 2501

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 31

    Contract Drafting Sources that Promote Substance Over Style

    Contract Drafting Sources that Promote Substance Over Style
    Now that we are back in school, I wanted to draw attention to a couple of great new resources for those who are teaching contract drafting or those who would like to incorporate some contract drafting concepts or clauses into...
  • Aug 31

    Washington Post Exposes Scam that Takes Advantage of Recipients of Structured Settlement

    Washington Post Exposes Scam that Takes Advantage of Recipients of Structured Settlement
    The article is here. It speaks for itself. There are a million reasons why these contracts, which offer pennies on the dollar on the present value of the settlement, should not be enforced. Feel free to offer your legal theories...
  • Aug 31

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Matthew D. Cain, Antonio J. Macias & Steven Davidoff Solomon, Broken Promises: The Role of Reputation in Private Equity Contracting and Strategic Default. 40 J. Corp. L. 565 (2015) Phillip Lee, A Contract Theory of Academic Freedom, 59…
Rank this Week: 2487

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: 1506

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 31

    Transgender and Immutability

    Transgender and Immutability
    One of the informal prerequisites for the court to deem something a suspect class for purposes of equal protection is that the members of that class have an "immutable trait," something that they are born with and is not…
  • Aug 28

    "Should Parents Get to Decide a Child’s Gender?"

    "Should Parents Get to Decide a Child’s Gender?"
    From the Daily Beast: In his January State of the Union address, President Obama became the first president to utter the word “transgender” in a speech, confirming what many are calling America’s “transgender moment.” Not only is…
  • Aug 27

    A Critical Race Feminist Perspective on Prostitution & Sex Trafficking

    A Critical Race Feminist Perspective on Prostitution & Sex Trafficking
    Cheryl Nelson-Butler (SMU), A Critical Race Feminist Perspective on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking in America, 27 Yale L.J. (2015) Abstract: This Article is one of the first to apply critical race feminism (CRF) to explore prostitution and…
Rank this Week: 1505

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/
  • Aug 31

    The Tax and Benefits Conundrum

    The Tax and Benefits Conundrum
    The anti-tax crowd, along with those who are willing to tolerate minimal taxation but want to cut significantly government spending, must not be very happy with a photo and story making the rounds. I first saw the photo on facebook, where it…
  • Aug 28

    Traffic Ticket Fines Based on Income?

    Traffic Ticket Fines Based on Income?
    Over at debate.org, TheUnapologeticTruth asked, “Should traffic tickets be scaled to personal income like taxes?” No matter one’s conclusion, it is helpful that this sort of question is asked every now and then to see if…
  • Aug 26

    A Rudeness Tax?

    A Rudeness Tax?
    A reader alerted me to an unusual book, Tax the Rude, Not Me!. The examples provided in the preview tend to confirm the depiction of the book as humor. For example, they propose an “outer limits tax” on “infuriating…
Rank this Week: 2138

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2503

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 31

    The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act

    The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act
    Twelve U.S. House members are sponsoring the Innocent Sellers Fairness Act (H.R. 1199), designed to remove liability for product injuries from sellers and keep it on manufacturers. The bill would make it so that no seller of any product…
  • Aug 28

    New Private Law: Posts by Goldberg & Zipursky, Hylton

    New Private Law: Posts by Goldberg & Zipursky, Hylton
    Over at New Private Law, there are two recent torts posts: John Goldberg & Ben Zipursky discuss the duty/breach distinction in a post about a recent Second Circuit decision, Munn v. Hotchkiss. Keith Hylton jumps into the recent discussion…
  • Aug 27

    Reducing Med Mal Through Cameras in ORs?

    Reducing Med Mal Through Cameras in ORs?
    Earlier this month, I reported on a bill in Wisconsin to allow patients to have surgeries recorded. On Tuesday, The Washington Post (Tom Jackman) covered the idea in an article. A sample: Currently, re-creating what went wrong in an…
Rank this Week: 2479

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 31

    Slavery in the Shrimp Industry: A Federal Lawsuit, and an Extended Comment Period

    Slavery in the Shrimp Industry: A Federal Lawsuit, and an Extended Comment Period
    On August 19, plaintiffs in California filed a federal class action lawsuit against Costco and CP Foods challenging slavery in the supply chain that sends shrimp from Thailand to stores in the U.S. The suit rests on extensive factual…
  • Aug 29

    Student Writing Competition Announced

    Student Writing Competition Announced
    The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law announces the deadline for submissions for the Fifth Annual International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. The competition…
  • Aug 28

    Guantanomo Update

    Guantanomo Update
    Following up on a recent post by Deborah Popowski, we report the following from Washington Week on Human Rights" Last week, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter reiterated his and the administration’s commitment to closing the U.S. detention…
Rank this Week: 1504

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 31

    Social Security Fast Fact

    Social Security Fast Fact
    The Pew Research Center on August 18, 2015 released the FactTank 5 facts about Social Security (the FactTank is "[r]eal-time analysis and news about data from Pew Research writers and social scientists."). So what are those 5 facts?…
  • Aug 31

    Oliver Sacks on "The Joy of Old Age..."

    Oliver Sacks on "The Joy of Old Age..."
    Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author (and much more more), often wrote about issues relevant to aging, including his own. Sadly he won't be able to continue to share his insights, as he passed away on August 30, at "just" 82...
  • Aug 28

    Medicaid Eligibility: Ohio Supreme Court Addresses Effect of Post-Admission, Pre-Eligibility Transfer of Home

    Medicaid Eligibility: Ohio Supreme Court Addresses Effect of Post-Admission, Pre-Eligibility Transfer of Home
    One year and six days after hearing oral argument in Estate of Atkinson v. Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of the State in a Medicaid eligibility case involving transfer of...
Rank this Week: 2476

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 30

    Being a lawyer is among the highest paying jobs you can do from home.

    Being a lawyer is among the highest paying jobs you can do from home.
    The Business Insider has ranked the top 20 highest paying freelance jobs you can do from home with "intellectual property law" and "legal consulting" coming in at 1 and 2, respectively. Below is the full list and here's a…
  • Aug 30

    10 Things That a Professor Love

    10 Things That a Professor Love
    Penn State professor Jane Dmochowski gives her students a list of 10 things that an instructor loves: I told my students that I love … 1. Students. 2. Students who come to class with an open mind. 3. Students who...
  • Aug 30

    Drop Out Rate at Cali Unaccredited Law Schools: About 90%

    Drop Out Rate at Cali Unaccredited Law Schools: About 90%
    From the L.A. Times: A panel of the State Bar of California approved a plan on Friday to require unaccredited law schools to disclose their dropout rates, in an effort to improve transparency for prospective students. The unanimous decision…
Rank this Week: 1707

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/
Rank this Week: 4534

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 30

    Journal Publishes a Modest Proposal to Bomb Law Schools--Unironically

    Journal Publishes a Modest Proposal to Bomb Law Schools--Unironically
    by Michael DorfA recent article in The Guardian called my attention to a grotesque law review article that appeared in the National Security Law Journal (NSLJ), a student-edited journal at George Mason University School of Law. The…
  • Aug 28

    From "Privacy" to "Liberty" to "Sexuality"

    From "Privacy" to "Liberty" to "Sexuality"
    by Michael DorfAs I noted a week ago, last weekend I spoke on a plenary panel at the American Sociological Association meeting in Chicago. Here I'll give a brief report in the style of a What I Did Last Summer essay that an elementary student…
  • Aug 27

    Why Am I Attacking Economists -- Almost ALL Economists?

    Why Am I Attacking Economists -- Almost ALL Economists?
    by Neil H. BuchananThe first several paragraphs of my most recent Dorf on Law post made clear (once again) that my general attitude toward what passes for modern economics might best be described as poorly contained contempt.  The title…
Rank this Week: 608

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3518

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/
  • Aug 30

    "Bystander’s Death Shows Risks in Gun-Buy Stings"

    "Bystander’s Death Shows Risks in Gun-Buy Stings"
    From The New York Times: In a dangerous profession, it is among the most dangerous of jobs. The police officers who go undercover to arrest illegal firearms dealers can quickly find themselves at the mercy of their targets, conducting…
  • Aug 30

    "Federal court lifts injunction on NSA phone surveillance program"

    "Federal court lifts injunction on NSA phone surveillance program"
    The story is at Jurist: The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Fridayreversed [opinion, PDF] a ruling that blocked theNational Security Agency (NSA) [official website] from obtaining call detail…
  • Aug 30

    Kelly on Effects of Asset Forfeiture on Policing

    Kelly on Effects of Asset Forfeiture on Policing
    Brian D. Kelly (Seattle University - Department of Economics) has posted Further Results Concerning the Effects of Asset Forfeiture on Policing on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Earlier work evaluated the association of asset forfeiture with the…
Rank this Week: 2475

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 30

    Do Religious Organizations Receiving Federal Funds Have a Right to Use a Religious Test in Hiring?

    Do Religious Organizations Receiving Federal Funds Have a Right to Use a Religious Test in Hiring?
    Last week 130 religious, education, civil rights, labor, LGBT, women's, and health organizations wrote a letter to the President to complain about a 2007 Office of Legal Counsel opinion (see here) that a religious organization (World Vision,…
  • Aug 28

    What Pope Francis Must Say to Donald Trump

    What Pope Francis Must Say to Donald Trump
    There is a rising tide of nativism washing over the United States at this particular moment. We have seen such waves recurrently in our history. In the 1840s, it was the Know-Nothings, who hated Catholics and opposed Irish immigration and…
  • Aug 25

    The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), 1925-1978

    The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), 1925-1978
    “We are creatures of history, for every historical epoch has its roots in a preceding epoch. The black militants of today are standing upon the shoulders of the New Negro radicals of my day, the twenties, thirties, and forties. We stood…
Rank this Week: 4924

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Could Donald Trump win the Republican presidential nomination

    Could Donald Trump win the Republican presidential nomination
    The quick and dirty answer to the question is yes.  And the reason has to do with the formal rules adopted by the Republican Party with regard to the allocation of delegates to the 2016 Convention, to be held in Cleveland in June. …
  • Aug 30

    The Living Constitution: A Reconsideration

    The Living Constitution: A Reconsideration
    After a series of posts evaluating the new originalism, I’m moving on to assess conventional notions of the living Constitution.  Let’s begin with two vignettes.  Consider the comprehensive exchange between Robert…
  • Aug 25

    Batson (A Footnote to Sandy Levinson)

    Batson (A Footnote to Sandy Levinson)
    A small footnote to Sandy Levinson's insightful post on the separation of criminal law and procedure from constitutional theory. A few years ago I wrote a short paper on remedies for Batson violations. The impetus for the paper is that in…
Rank this Week: 2143

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Doing Something

    Doing Something
    A recent news story has a presidential candidate flirting with the idea of building a wall along the U.S. border—the northern border. His explanation:Walker has long said that securing U.S. borders, especially the southern border with…
  • Aug 27

    It Could Be an Interesting Election

    It Could Be an Interesting Election
    A recent story claims that Bernie Sanders is planning to drop out of the Democratic race and run as an independent; he has denied it.  Donald Trump has said both that he would and would not consider running as an independent. If one runs…
  • Jun 12

    Robert Heinlein, Cell Phones, and Police

    Robert Heinlein, Cell Phones, and Police
    Somewhere, Heinlein comments that predicting the direct effects of technological change is relatively easy. What is harder is predicting indirect effects. His example was the automobile. He argued that it had a substantial effect on sexual…
Rank this Week: 1337

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/
  • Aug 30

    More on tuition discounting

    More on tuition discounting
    In a post last week, Dean Yellen acutely raises the important issue of tuition discounting in law schools. It is an extraordinarily important issue in the modern law school world, even as it flies somewhat under the radar screen in...
  • Aug 26

    Tuition Discounting on the Rise and its Impact on Law School

    Tuition Discounting on the Rise and its Impact on Law School
    According to this new survey, tuition discounting at private colleges and universities reached an average of 48% for freshman last year. That is up from 38% in 2004. How does this compare to what has been happening in legal education?...
  • Aug 25

    What I Miss, and Don't Miss, About Being a Dean

    What I Miss, and Don't Miss, About Being a Dean
    I was very fortunate to serve as dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law from July 1, 2010 until June 30 of this year. I appreciate that my co-bloggers on this blog are allowing me to continue to...
Rank this Week: 1706

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Hooray for Judge Phyllis Frye!

    Hooray for Judge Phyllis Frye!
    Front page of the New York Times (here)!  I've known Judge Frye for around 15 years, and she and her wife Trish are lovely, warm, wicked-smart people.  I wish that her time at the University of Houston Law Center had been more…
  • Aug 30

    Tale of a customer service fail (GrubHub)

    Tale of a customer service fail (GrubHub)
    Last night, we decided to order in and catch up on some shows, so I did what I often do when I'm out of town--order from GrubHub.  I ordered nice and early (yes, we're early risers, so we're early diners, too), on the theory that the…
  • Aug 20

    Banality of hate (repost, with a comment).

    Banality of hate (repost, with a comment).
    Professor LeRoy makes an important point about failing to realize the precursors to evil (here).  By staying silent when evil occurs, we are making our world less safe and diminishing our civilization.
Rank this Week: 1398

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 30

    Events and Announcements: August 30, 2015

    Events and Announcements: August 30, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Announcements The Goettingen Journal of International Law has recently released the second issue of its sixth volume. The thoroughly selected articles of issue 6.2 address a variety of current questions in…
  • Aug 28

    Emerging Voices: Incorporation of Plural Realisations of Justice within the ICC System

    Emerging Voices: Incorporation of Plural Realisations of Justice within the ICC System
    by Justin Yang by Justin Yang [Justin S. Yang, PhD Researcher at King’s College London; LL.M at Leiden University.] The International Criminal Court (ICC) projects a legal framework that is unique from the prior expressions of…
  • Aug 28

    Guest Post: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17–Possible Legal Avenues for Redress (Part 2)

    Guest Post: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17–Possible Legal Avenues for Redress (Part 2)
    by Aaron Matta and Anda Scarlat by Aaron Matta and Anda Scarlat [Dr Aaron Matta is a Senior Researcher at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, Rule of Law Program. Anda Scarlat is a Summer Fellow with the Rule of Law Program at the…
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Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Law on the market

    Law on the market
    Daniel Martin Katz, Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger & James Ming Chen, Law on the Market? Evaluating the Securities Market Impact of Supreme Court Decisions, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649726 or…
  • Jul 11

    Sinking, fast and slow: Bifurcating beta in financial and behavioral space

    Sinking, fast and slow: Bifurcating beta in financial and behavioral space
    James Ming Chen, Sinking, Fast and Slow: Bifurcating Beta in Financial and Behavioral Space, available at http://bit.ly/SinkingFastSlow or http://ssrn.com/abstract=2629541: Modern portfolio theory accords symmetrical treatment to all…
  • Jun 9

    The promise and the peril of parametric value-at-risk (VaR) analysi

    The promise and the peril of parametric value-at-risk (VaR) analysi
    Tail risk — of a radically different variety James Ming Chen, The Promise and the Peril of Parametric Value-at-Risk (VaR) Analysis, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2615664 or http://bit.ly/ParametricVaR: Leptokurtosis, or the…
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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/
  • Aug 29

    New Book: Comparative Labor Law

    New Book: Comparative Labor Law
    Congratulations to Matt Finkin (Illinois) and Guy Mundlak (Tel Aviv) on the publication by Elgar of their book Comparative Labor Law. Here are the publisher's notes and the list of contributors: Economic pressure, as well as transnational and…
  • Aug 29

    Ashley Madison Leak & Federal Employee

    Ashley Madison Leak & Federal Employee
    The fallout from the Ashley Madison leak has extended into numerous areas, including employment. The government is now investigating a large number of federal workers that may have visited the site during work hours. According to an article…
  • Aug 28

    Workplace Safety After Virginia

    Workplace Safety After Virginia
    There are many compelling storylines to come out of the recent tragic events in Virginia. One issue is the topic of workplace safety. A fascinating article in the NY Times today looks squarely at that question, examining what employers can...
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Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 29

    Tenure and Governance

    Tenure and Governance
    This National Jurist coverage of Charleston Law School goes to the heart of why tenure is important for higher education institutions. http://www.nationaljurist.com/content/why-tenure-importantFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Aug 18

    AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education Statement of Position in support of the California Bar Experiential Requirement

    AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education Statement of Position in support of the California Bar Experiential Requirement
    The AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education has drafted a Statement of Position in support of the California bar’s proposal, which would require 15 units of experiential education for bar takers. According to AALS Clinical Section…
  • Aug 17

    What Advice Would You Give to Your Students? By: John Lande

    What Advice Would You Give to Your Students? By: John Lande
    Law professors want their students to succeed in navigating the challenging path of law school and legal practice.  We embed our advice in our courses and other interactions with students.  Usually, we don’t have the chance to…
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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 29

    Justice Brown Part Deux

    Justice Brown Part Deux
    So my post about whether certain allegations against Justice Brown were true or not has now been validated by the The Star itself. It is an interesting correction, because it acknowledges the error of the original claims (which takes the...
  • Aug 27

    Limitation Periods in Section 38 Proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act: 681210 Alberta Ltd v 1335422 Alberta Ltd, 2015 ABQB 489

    Limitation Periods in Section 38 Proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act: 681210 Alberta Ltd v 1335422 Alberta Ltd, 2015 ABQB 489
    In 681210 Alberta Ltd v 1335422 Alberta Ltd,[1] Master Farrington, of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench tackled two issues that can arise when a creditor gets a section 38 order under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act [2](“BIA”) to…
  • Aug 24

    The Real Bully

    The Real Bully
    If you are old enough or watch old movies, you should recall the classic Karate Kid. Of course, I am referring to the 1984 'wax on wax off' version, not the remake. And if you remember that movie, you probably...
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Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Aug 28

    DC Circuit Finds No First Amendment Violation in Statute Limiting Expression at Supreme Court

    DC Circuit Finds No First Amendment Violation in Statute Limiting Expression at Supreme Court
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its substantial opinion in Hodge v. Talkin, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit upheld the constitutionality of statutory prohibitions…
  • Aug 28

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Federal Ban on Federal Inmate Sexual Assault

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Federal Ban on Federal Inmate Sexual Assault
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit yesterday upheld federal laws criminalizing sexual assaults in facilities where federal inmates are held by agreement with state and local governments. The ruling is a baby-step…
  • Aug 27

    Sixth Circuit Refuses Stay in Ketucky Court Clerk Case

    Sixth Circuit Refuses Stay in Ketucky Court Clerk Case
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Sixth Circuit's brief Order in Miller v. Davis refused to stay the district court's preliminary injunction mandating that a court clerk in Kentucky issue same-sex…
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WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Aug 28

    Most liberal and conservative law school grad

    Most liberal and conservative law school grad
    An interesting new study by Adam Bonica, Adam S. Chilton, and Maya Sen links lawyers' demographic variables (including law schools and law firms) to political ideologies using campaign contribution data. Here are the top-ten most liberal and…
  • Aug 19

    Opting out of new editions for casebook

    Opting out of new editions for casebook
    The price of law school casebooks (as well as college textbooks generally) seems to grow every year. At the present time, many casebooks cost over $200 when purchased new. The high cost is made worse by the appearance of a new edition every…
  • Jul 20

    Law students: speak up!

    Law students: speak up!
    I don't usually get involved in the minutiae of law school accreditation but there is a rather important decision being made by the American Bar Association at the end of this month and your voices are not being heard. The American Bar…
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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/
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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 28

    Search for Endowed Professor at University of Missouri

    Search for Endowed Professor at University of Missouri
    The University of Missouri School of Law is conducting a national search for an endowed professorship, as noted below.   Please feel free to forward this information to any colleagues whom you believe might be interested. The…
  • Aug 28

    Comings and Goings 2015-16 Edition

    Comings and Goings 2015-16 Edition
    As the new academic year begins, I like to provide an update as to who has moved where within in the field.  As you can see below it’s been an active year (especially for Indisputably contributors!), but I may not have captured…
  • Aug 27

    Tips for Lawyers Who Want to Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money

    Tips for Lawyers Who Want to Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money
    Recently, I was asked to write a post for a state bar association blog with highlights from my article, My Last Lecture:  More Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers.  Then I thought, heck, I should post it here too.…
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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 28

    Suprema v. ITC: The Case for Chevron Deference

    Suprema v. ITC: The Case for Chevron Deference
    Recently, the en banc Federal Circuit decided in Suprema, Inc. v. ITC that the International Trade Commission could properly prevent the importation of articles that infringe under an indirect liability theory. The core of the dispute in…
  • Aug 27

    The essence of Josh Wright’s FTC tenure was to ensure that benefits outweigh costs; the rest is commentary

    The essence of Josh Wright’s FTC tenure was to ensure that benefits outweigh costs; the rest is commentary
    As the organizer of this retrospective on Josh Wright’s tenure as FTC Commissioner, I have the (self-conferred) honor of closing out the symposium. When Josh was confirmed I wrote that: The FTC will benefit enormously from Josh’s…
  • Aug 27

    Imagine

    Imagine
    by Michael Baye, Bert Elwert Professor of Business at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and former Director of the Bureau of Economics, FTC Imagine a world where competition and consumer protection authorities base…
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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 28

    A New Book on Witches From Stacy Schiff

    A New Book on Witches From Stacy Schiff
    Stacy Schiff (Cleopatra (2010)) is publishing a new book, this time on the witches of Salem, a perennially favorite topic. Here's more on the tome, The Witches, due out in October from Little, Brown.
  • Aug 15

    Harry Potter In Court

    Harry Potter In Court
    A great roundup of Harry Potter lawsuits and judicial references here from the Trademark & Copyright Law blog.
  • Aug 11

    The Paradox of Law and Magic?

    The Paradox of Law and Magic?
    Rostam J. Neuwirth, University of Macau, Faculty of Law, E32, has published Law and Magic: A(nother) Paradox? at 37 Thomas Jefferson Law Review 139 (2014). Here is the abstract. In the past, paradoxes and similar rhetorical figures that are…
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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 28

    Actual Innocence And Suing Defense Lawyer

    Actual Innocence And Suing Defense Lawyer
    A convicted defendant may be able to pursue a legal malpractice claim against his former attorneys without proof of actual innocence, according to a decision issued today by the Kansas Supreme Court. This case presents the question of whether…
  • Aug 28

    Reprimand For Suit Against Client Who Filed Bar Complaint

    Reprimand For Suit Against Client Who Filed Bar Complaint
    An attorney who (through counsel) filed a defamation action against a former client who had complained to disciplinary authorities has been publicly reprimanded for authorizing the filing of a frivolous suit by the Louisiana Attorney…
  • Aug 28

    The Alderman

    The Alderman
    Summary of an Illinois Hearing Board report and recommendation in a matter involving an attorney named Cahnman The Respondent was charged in a three-count Complaint with having a conflict of interest and engaging in dishonesty. The charges of…
Rank this Week: 638

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 28

    Eighth Circuit Affirms $2.2 Million Judgment for Clean Water Act Violations at Nebraska Rendering Plant

    Eighth Circuit Affirms $2.2 Million Judgment for Clean Water Act Violations at Nebraska Rendering Plant
    On August 27, the Eighth Circuit (Wollman, Smith, Benton) issued a decision in United States v. STABL, Inc. STABL owned and operated a rendering plant that discharged wastewater to the Lexington, Nebraska, wastewater treatment plant.…
  • Aug 27

    Ignored Facts, Distorted Law, and Today's WOTUS Injunction

    Ignored Facts, Distorted Law, and Today's WOTUS Injunction
    Earlier today, a federal district court judge in North Dakota enjoined implementation of the new Clean Water Rule (also known as the Waters of the United States rule). And if ever there was a judicial opinion begging for prompt reversal,...
  • Aug 8

    The Perils of Cleaning up the Environment

    The Perils of Cleaning up the Environment
    Last summer, my family and I went rafting down the Animas River in Durango, Colorado. I took this picture during the trip: This is what the Animas River looks like today: The orange colored water you see here contains sediment...
Rank this Week: 2477

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/
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Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
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M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Aug 28

    Merger Remedies in Oligopoly

    Merger Remedies in Oligopoly
    The JLEO has a new paper, Merger Remedies in Oligopoly under a Consumer Welfare Standard: Abstract: We analyze the welfare effects of structural remedies on merger activity in a Cournot oligopoly if the antitrust agency applies a consumer…
  • Aug 27

    Court finds fraud in Dole deal

    Court finds fraud in Dole deal
    Vice Chancellor Laster just released his post-trial opinion in Dole. You'll remember that in Dole, Murdock, the CEO, structured the transaction to include all of the structural protections required under then-Chancellor Strine's MFW opinion.…
  • Aug 27

    Richmond is hiring

    Richmond is hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2016-2017 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates…
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