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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 17

    Learning from History

    Learning from History
    In times like these, history is an important source of perspective, ideas and even role models. One such role model is Pauli Murray (1910-1985), the African American lawyer whose ideas contributed so much to progressive lawyering and…
  • Aug 16

    Today, I Speak

    Today, I Speak
    by Sarah H. Paoletti, Practice Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School Compassion, vigilance and diligence. Those were the three action words I shared with my students when confronted with our collective and individual anxiety…
  • Aug 16

    Destruction Leadership

    Destruction Leadership
    Mr. Trump is at risk of impeachment, if not indictment. His advisers, former and current, including family members are at risk. Foreign leaders no longer trust Mr. Trump with confidential information. In short, we have a narcissist under…
Rank this Week: 2298

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 17

    Does Academic Success Correlate with Professional Success?: A Comment

    Does Academic Success Correlate with Professional Success?: A Comment
    A study a couple of years ago from UVA concluded that American colleges are not teaching critical thinking skills. Law schools must teach these skills, or their students will graduate without having the skills necessary to be effective…
  • Aug 17

    Does Academic Success Correlate with Professional Success?

    Does Academic Success Correlate with Professional Success?
    From the British Times Higher Education, here are the results of an interesting study indicating that the answer is no; other skllls not well taught in academia give a better correlation: Two years ago, the accountancy firm EY made an...
  • Aug 16

    E.B. White’s Maine Farm for Sale

    E.B. White’s Maine Farm for Sale
    For fans of E.B. White: The current owners of his 40-plus acre salt water farm are offering it for sale. Asking price: $3.7 million. This article has lots of photos where you will see where White worked. You also will...
Rank this Week: 2348

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 17

    What Type of Learner Are You? A "Passive" or an "Activist" Learner?

    What Type of Learner Are You? A "Passive" or an "Activist" Learner?
    Perhaps you've heard the term "self-regulated learner." To be honest, I'm not very good at regulating myself (or anyone else at all). So, the phrase "self-regulated learner" tends to fall flat on my ears because I just…
  • Aug 16

    Law School Is Not For You

    Law School Is Not For You
    First, I would like to acknowledge the entry by my colleague OJ Salinas titled “Focusing When You’re Frustrated and, Potentially, Frightened: Some ASP Thoughts Following Charlottesville.” He expresses a part of my inability to be…
  • Aug 15

    ASPers Should Consider the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference

    ASPers Should Consider the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference
    I went to the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference for the first time. SEALS is different than most (all?) other conferences that I have attended as an academic support professor. Although the conference is not…
Rank this Week: 4255

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
Rank this Week: 2079

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 17

    Interference Penalty Is New Trial

    Interference Penalty Is New Trial
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed a conviction due to the conduct of the trial judge A jury convicted Hemza Menade Lefsih, an Algerian native who entered the United States through the Diversity Immigrant…
  • Aug 17

    Illegal Incarceration Gets Judge Suspended

    Illegal Incarceration Gets Judge Suspended
    The Mississippi Supreme Court suspended a judge who locked up a defendant who had already served his sentence. Lee County Justice Court Judge John H. Sheffield ordered James Harper to serve six months in a work center for a conviction...
  • Aug 17

    Resignation Accepted

    Resignation Accepted
    The Indiana Supreme Court has accepted an attorney's resignation in the face of bar proceedings. IndyStar reported in June 2015 A former small claims court judge was caught on camera attempting to solicit sex acts from an inmate he was...
Rank this Week: 1051

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Aug 17

    Are Academics “Validators” of Fake News?

    Are Academics “Validators” of Fake News?
    Fake news is a term we have all (unfortunately) become familiar with in the last year. It is misleading or unverified information spread through news and media outlets in order to grab attention of readers. During the election, fake news was…
  • Aug 15

    Finalizing the U.S./Mexico Water Sharing Agreement

    Finalizing the U.S./Mexico Water Sharing Agreement
    A summary of a tentative agreement on shortage sharing in the Colorado River basin was recently released by the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) - the bilateral international commission that implements the 1944 Rivers Treaty…
  • Aug 15

    Random thoughts for the day

    Random thoughts for the day
    Two items for the morning, not particularly related. 1) President Trump is "seriously considering" pardoning Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt for repeatedly ignoring injunctions against his…
Rank this Week: 539

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 17

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (August 17, 2017)

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (August 17, 2017)
    Top Downloads For: Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Recent Top Papers (60 days) As of: 18 Jun 2017 - 17 Aug 2017 Rank Paper Downloads 1. How to Restructure Venezuelan Debt (¿Cómo restructurar la deuda venezolana?) Lee C. Buchheit…
  • Aug 16

    Duress in Demotion and Termination Case: Not so Fast, Employer

    Duress in Demotion and Termination Case: Not so Fast, Employer
    In times when it seems that employers often not only attempt to, but also often get away with, unreasonable demotion and/or termination attempts, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the rights of employees not to be forced into...
  • Aug 12

    Why Hawkins v. McGee Might be the Best Teaching Tool in Contracts Law

    Why Hawkins v. McGee Might be the Best Teaching Tool in Contracts Law
    Continuing with responses to Professor Calleros' call for the best contracts cases, Professor Otto Stockmeyer weighs in with his piece 'Reflection on Teaching the First Day of Contracts Class.' In his paper Professor Stockmeyer discuses…
Rank this Week: 2076

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 17

    Venezuela is Like... PDVSA's Alter Ego, and Vice Versa?

    Venezuela is Like... PDVSA's Alter Ego, and Vice Versa?
    And so it begins. As Anna notes, Venezuela is in dire straits, yet its stubborn insistence on paying bondholders puts it in the running for "world's slowest train wreck." When the wheels finally leave the tracks, expect a…
  • Aug 9

    Guess Who's Supporting Predatory Lending?

    Guess Who's Supporting Predatory Lending?
    Guess who’s sponsoring legislation to facilitate predatory lending? It’s not just the usual suspects from the GOP, but it looks like a number of centrist “New Democrats” are signing up to help predatory financial institutions evade…
  • Aug 9

    CFPB Politics Update

    CFPB Politics Update
    Time for a CFPB politics update: FSOC veto, Congressional Review Act override of the arbitration rulemaking, Director succession line, and contempt of Congress all discussed below the break. What happened to that FSOC Veto Threat? The OCC…
Rank this Week: 464

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    "We Can Work It Out"

    "We Can Work It Out"
    I've been ruminating lately about the above-named Beatles song, perhaps in part because we're at a time and in a place where things do not seem working out for our country or the world, on many levels, but also due to its own extraordinary…
  • Aug 17

    Be it good or bad, let's stop calling it "tax reform"

    Be it good or bad, let's stop calling it "tax reform"
    The media pervasively uses the term "tax reform" to describe the income tax changes that the Republicans are seeking.  And it pervasively compares these changes to 1986 tax reform. This should stop.My reason for saying this is not just…
  • Aug 11

    In memory of Harry Grubert

    In memory of Harry Grubert
    I am sad to pass on the news that Harry Grubert, longtime Senior Research Economist in the Office of Tax Analysis at the U.S. Department of  the Treasury, and also a friend I greatly admired, has died quietly from a long-term…
Rank this Week: 3936

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/
  • Aug 17

    Skulason v. California Bureau of Real Estate (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)

    Skulason v. California Bureau of Real Estate (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)
    What Justice Humes says is absolutely right:"Skulason’s point is well taken. There is no doubt that the Internet substantially increases the ease with which the public can access information that was previously available only…
  • Aug 16

    Ponte v. County of Calaveras (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)

    Ponte v. County of Calaveras (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)
    This introductory paragraph really gets to the heart of the matter:"Plaintiff Dennis Ponte is asking defendant County of Calaveras (County) to pay him over $150,000 to reimburse him for work purportedly performed on the County’s behalf…
  • Aug 14

    People v. Trever P. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2017)

    People v. Trever P. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2017)
    I just knew that when this opinion mentioned that it involved a 12-year old child babysitting his 4-year old cousin that we'd be talking about something bad.Admittedly, I didn't know that it'd be this bad.  For example, that we'd be…
Rank this Week: 1128

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4253

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: 585

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

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

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 2381

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 17

    Vote Now! (and a Head's Up on Your ASLH Membership)

    Vote Now! (and a Head's Up on Your ASLH Membership)
    "The annual ASLH election is now in progress," announces a notice that's just up on the website of the American Society for Legal History.  "From August 15 to September 15, members in good standing of the ASLH will be voting for 3…
  • Aug 17

    Using film to teach US legal history

    Using film to teach US legal history
    [This is the first of two posts on film & pedagogy. The second is on global and non-US legal history.]Credit: IMDbWhat films (and film clips) do you use when teaching legal history? This summer, we asked many of you this question (H/t:…
  • Aug 16

    McElwain on the Anomalous Life of the Japanese Constitution

    McElwain on the Anomalous Life of the Japanese Constitution
    Kenneth Mori McElwain, an associate professor at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Social Science, has published a substantial piece of comparative constitutional history on nippon.com, The Anomalous Life of the Japanese…
Rank this Week: 1248

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 17

    The NAFTA E-commerce Chapter: Ensuring the New Chapter Reflects Canadian Prioritie

    The NAFTA E-commerce Chapter: Ensuring the New Chapter Reflects Canadian Prioritie
    Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined Canada's NAFTA negotiating objectives in talk earlier this week, identifying the need to modernize NAFTA so that "all sectors of our economy can reap the full benefits of the digital…
  • Aug 16

    How Canada Can Use NAFTA’s IP Chapter to Level the Innovation Playing Field

    How Canada Can Use NAFTA’s IP Chapter to Level the Innovation Playing Field
    The NAFTA renegotiation gets underway today, days after Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined Canada's NAFTA negotiating objectives. As her first core objective, Freeland identified modernizing NAFTA so that "all sectors of our…
  • Aug 15

    Good Politics, Bad Policy: Melanie Joly Sends TV Licensing Cancon Decision Back to the CRTC

    Good Politics, Bad Policy: Melanie Joly Sends TV Licensing Cancon Decision Back to the CRTC
    Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announced via Twitter yesterday that the government has asked the CRTC to reconsider its TV licensing decision from earlier this year that established a uniform broadcaster spending requirement of 5…
Rank this Week: 580

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 17

    And So It Begins… Social Media Evidence In An ICC Arrest Warrant

    And So It Begins… Social Media Evidence In An ICC Arrest Warrant
    by Emma Irving by Emma Irving [Emma Irving is an Assistant Professor of Public International Law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University] The ICC’s most recent arrest warrant, issued on the 15th August…
  • Aug 17

    This Is Why People Think the ICC Is Unfairly Targeting Africa

    This Is Why People Think the ICC Is Unfairly Targeting Africa
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Snapshot of two days in the life of the ICC. On Tuesday, the ICC issued a new arrest warrant in the Libya situation — for Mahmoud al-Werfalli, a commander in the so-called Libyan…
  • Aug 6

    Events and Announcements: August 6, 2017

    Events and Announcements: August 6, 2017
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Call for Papers: The Irish Yearbook of International Law is now accepting submissions for the next Volume (Volume XIII (2018)). Edited by Professor Siobhán Mullaly (incoming at NUI Galway)…
Rank this Week: 3944

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 17

    House Hearing on Right to Try Bill

    House Hearing on Right to Try Bill
    The federal right to try law's next stop is the House of Representatives. The article in Kaiser Health News, House Expected To Hold Hearings On ‘Right-To-Try’ Bill That Senator Tied To FDA Funding provides this background The Senate…
  • Aug 15

    Marshall Kapp Recent Article on Factors Affecting End of Life Care in Elder

    Marshall Kapp Recent Article on Factors Affecting End of Life Care in Elder
    Professor Marshall Kapp has recently had an article published in 33 Ga. State Law Review 869. Distinctive Factors Affecting the Legal Context of End-Of-Life Medical Care For Older Persons is the lead article in a symposium volume on end of...
  • Aug 14

    Medicare Observation Status Disproportionate Impact on Poor Elder

    Medicare Observation Status Disproportionate Impact on Poor Elder
    According to recent stories about Medicare observation status, poor elders may be harder hit by this than those with more affluence. Medicare’s Observation Care Policy More Likely To Affect Low-Income Seniors makes note of "[a] new…
Rank this Week: 2077

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Aug 16

    It’s an Either-Or Question: Trump or Decency

    It’s an Either-Or Question: Trump or Decency
    Marci A. Hamilton, a professor and resident senior fellow in the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, minces no words in criticizing President Trump’s taking sides with neo-Nazis and supporters of the KKK. Hamilton…
  • Aug 15

    The Meaning of an Alabama Abortion Law Governing Minor

    The Meaning of an Alabama Abortion Law Governing Minor
    Cornell University law professor Sherry F. Colb explains the meaning behind an Alabama law governing minors who wish to have an abortion but are unable or unwilling to get their parents’ consent. Colb argues that the law was correctly…
  • Aug 13

    Indicting the President: President Clinton’s Justice Department Says No

    Indicting the President: President Clinton’s Justice Department Says No
    Chapman University Fowler School of Law professor Ronald D. Rotunda explains his legal conclusion in the opinion letter he authored for Ken Star regarding the ability of a federal grand jury to indict a sitting president. Rotunda points out…
Rank this Week: 3402

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 16

    Republicans and Race

    Republicans and Race
    To say the least, it is disturbing that relatively few Republicans are standing up to Donald Trump for his repugnant equation of white supremacists with people on the left. Most Republicans on the Hill recognize that some 70% of Republicans…
  • Jul 31

    Religion and the Democrat

    Religion and the Democrat
    The Republican Party purports to be the party of religion, and it has secured the lion’s share of the religious vote in Presidential elections. Indeed, Trump received 56% of the weekly churchgoing vote; Clinton received only 40%. But…
  • Jul 26

    Human Rights and Group Rights: Co-Existence & Complementarity

    Human Rights and Group Rights: Co-Existence & Complementarity
    One of my favorite public intellectuals (writer, lecturer …) on the Left, whose worldview I would characterize, broadly, as exemplifying “spiritual humanism,” recently wrote in response to a comment at his blog, that…
Rank this Week: 4851

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 16

    Life In South Florida (I)

    Life In South Florida (I)
    Do you get one of these ads every day in your paper? The post Life In South Florida (I) appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Aug 14

    That’s How You Do It

    That’s How You Do It
    Statement on Violence in Charlottesville from University of Miami President Julio Frenk As universities across the country prepare to welcome students for a new academic year, we are faced with an attack on our core values. The University of…
  • Aug 11

    Minor Note on the Moscow Embassy Expulsion

    Minor Note on the Moscow Embassy Expulsion
    It pains me to blog anything that might be misunderstood as pro-Trump, especially in this moment of quite terrifying saber-rattling at North Korea, but I do feel compelled to note that Trump’s otherwise bizarre thank you note to his…
Rank this Week: 542

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 16

    Fifty Shades of Gray Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities - Jonathan Rosenbloom

    Fifty Shades of Gray Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities - Jonathan Rosenbloom
    Jonathan Rosenbloom, of Drake Law, has posted "Fifty Shades of Gray Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities." In the article, Rosenbloom highlights the path dependency of local governments in investing…
  • Jul 12

    A Case Study Mini-Library

    A Case Study Mini-Library
    For years, I, like many other professors, have been using case studies in the classroom. Some of my favorites have come from the Stanford Law School case study series and from Harvard Law School's series of negotiation exercises (I've used...
  • Jul 11

    2017 Regulatory Takings Conference

    2017 Regulatory Takings Conference
    Professors Alexandra Klass (Minnesota Law) and John Echeverria (Vermont Law) will be co-hosting the 2017 Regulatory Takings Conference, to be held at the University of Minnesota Law School on October 6, 2017. Here is a link to the conference…
Rank this Week: 2078

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Aug 16

    What duties do lead counsel owe plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation?

    What duties do lead counsel owe plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation?
    There is a persistent question in multidistrict proceedings: what duties do lead lawyers owe to individual plaintiffs who have no direct attorney-client relationship with them? That's the question at the heart of a recent opinion by Judge…
  • Aug 7

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial
    Bellwether trials are a mass tort phenomenon that is often reported in the media, but too often journalists put more emphasis on an individual trial or even a small set of trials than is warranted. This post tries to explain...
  • Aug 6

    James Henderson on the Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Tort

    James Henderson on the Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Tort
    Professor James Henderson (Cornell Law) has posted to SSRN his article, The Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Torts, 52 Ga. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: Punitive damages have been around for centuries in classic…
Rank this Week: 1200

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 16

    Gender and Political Discourse

    Gender and Political Discourse
    By Guest Blogger Jamie Abrams This is my third summer guest blogging with the Gender and Law blog. In prior years, I have comfortably crafted an idea, polished the text, and published the blog for critique and discussion. I have...<img…
  • Aug 9

    How Feminist Theory and Methods Affect the Process of Judgment

    How Feminist Theory and Methods Affect the Process of Judgment
    Bridget Crawford, Kathryn Stanchi & Linda Berger, Feminist Judging Matters: How Feminist Theory and Methods Affect the Process of Judgment, Univ. of Balt. L. Rev. (forthcoming). The word “feminism” means different things to its many…
  • Aug 9

    Google Fires Engineer Who Opposed Gender Diversity in Workplace

    Google Fires Engineer Who Opposed Gender Diversity in Workplace
    Following up on the blog post Google Engineer Says Gender Diversity Initiatives Bad Idea ... Google has now fired the engineer. Surprising, but encouraging to see a company put support behind what are often shallow commitments to equalized…
Rank this Week: 2297

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Aug 16

    White-on-White Trademark Usage Might Constitute Initial Interest Confusion–Agdia v. Xia

    White-on-White Trademark Usage Might Constitute Initial Interest Confusion&ndash;Agdia v. Xia
    Are we really litigating trademark references in white-on-white text in 2017??? Yes, we are, and yes, the whole case is a throwback to the mid-2000s (e.g., the 2008 Venture Tape case)–with effects that would be comical if they…
  • Aug 15

    LinkedIn Enjoined From Blocking Scraper–hiQ v. LinkedIn

    LinkedIn Enjoined From Blocking Scraper&ndash;hiQ v. LinkedIn
    hiQ Labs has scraped LinkedIn public profiles for several years. hiQ offers two products, entirely predicated on LinkedIn-scraped data: (1) a prediction to employers which employees were mostly likely to be recruited away, and (2) a summary…
  • Aug 15

    How Section 230 Helps Sex Trafficking Victims (and SESTA Would Hurt Them) (Guest Blog Post)

    How Section 230 Helps Sex Trafficking Victims (and SESTA Would Hurt Them) (Guest Blog Post)
    by guest blogger Alex F. Levy [Eric’s introduction: Alex Levy teaches Human Trafficking and Human Markets at Notre Dame Law School. She has written a timely and provocative article, The Virtues of Unvirtuous Spaces, about Backpage and…
Rank this Week: 505

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
Rank this Week: 290

paulmaharg.com

paulmaharg.com

Largely legal education, curriculum design, rhetoric and digital technologies. Regulation and global legal education. Occasionally law and literature. Very occasionally, Scottish independence.

http://paulmaharg.com
  • Aug 16

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up
    Final session…  I posed the last question set out in our programme: where to from here?  One participant answered it in an interestingly oblique way.  What about the model of the encounter, he said – is it all…
  • Aug 16

    Vivien Holmes, Pamela Taylor-Barnett: The power of narrative – immersive video/audio work with student

    Vivien Holmes, Pamela Taylor-Barnett: The power of narrative – immersive video/audio work with student
    Vivien and Pamela presented on the work they’re doing on using video clips to enhance the approaches taken by Mary Gentile in her educational design work and in her fine book, Giving Voice to Values.  The video excerpts, produced…
  • Aug 16

    Moira Murray: Student evaluation of the use of SCs at ANU College of Law

    Moira Murray: Student evaluation of the use of SCs at ANU College of Law
    Moira described how the 2012 pilot project was designed in the ANU College of Law.  I trained the SCs for ANU CoL back then, the pilot was held, and there was consolidated and refresher training, too, of SCs.  Each student of 104…
Rank this Week: 1490

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

Covers legal education, law, literature, and legal critique.

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Aug 16

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up
    Final session…  I posed the last question set out in our programme: where to from here?  One participant answered it in an interestingly oblique way.  What about the model of the encounter, he said – is it all…
  • Aug 16

    Vivien Holmes, Pamela Taylor-Barnett: The power of narrative – immersive video/audio work with student

    Vivien Holmes, Pamela Taylor-Barnett: The power of narrative – immersive video/audio work with student
    Vivien and Pamela presented on the work they’re doing on using video clips to enhance the approaches taken by Mary Gentile in her educational design work and in her fine book, Giving Voice to Values.  The video excerpts, produced…
  • Aug 16

    Moira Murray: Student evaluation of the use of SCs at ANU College of Law

    Moira Murray: Student evaluation of the use of SCs at ANU College of Law
    Moira described how the 2012 pilot project was designed in the ANU College of Law.  I trained the SCs for ANU CoL back then, the pilot was held, and there was consolidated and refresher training, too, of SCs.  Each student of 104…
Rank this Week: 3487

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: 2247

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 16

    Taxing a Tax

    Taxing a Tax
    Cook County, Illinois, enacted a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. The county also imposes a sales tax, which together with the state sales tax, amounts to 9 percent. According to this report, among others, Yvan Wojtecki has started…
  • Aug 14

    Taxes, Passwords, and the Consumption of Hour

    Taxes, Passwords, and the Consumption of Hour
    I’ve been using computers, in one way or another, since 1972. I have owned a personal computer of one sort or another since 1983. I have been “on the internet” since the early 1990s. I started browsing with Mosaic and Cello.…
  • Aug 11

    What Can I Buy At a Tax Sale?

    What Can I Buy At a Tax Sale?
    Most adults have probably seen or heard the phrase “tax sale,” and some probably have an idea of what that means. Others surely know what it means. Simply put, when a taxpayer has failed to pay real property taxes assessed on a…
Rank this Week: 582

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 16

    Sharkey on Data Breach Claims and the Economic Loss Rule

    Sharkey on Data Breach Claims and the Economic Loss Rule
    Cathy Sharkey has posted to SSRN Can Data Breach Claims Survive the Economic Loss Rule?. The abstract provides: Data security breach cases are fertile ground to explore the impact of the economic loss rule and to challenge the conceptual…
  • Aug 15

    Lawyers for Civil Justice Urges Reform of MDL Procedure

    Lawyers for Civil Justice Urges Reform of MDL Procedure
    The report is here: Download DC-_641863-v1-LCJ_Request_for_Rulemaking_Concerning_MDL_cases_2017 The gist: According to Rule 1, the FRCP ‘govern the procedure in all civil actions and proceedings in the United States district courts.’ It…
  • Aug 14

    Northwestern's Shapo to Receive 2018 Prosser Award

    Northwestern's Shapo to Receive 2018 Prosser Award
    The AALS Section on Torts and Compensation Systems is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018 William L. Prosser Award is Marshall S. Shapo, the Frederic P. Vose Professor of Law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law....
Rank this Week: 2073

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

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

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 15

    Shots Fired – The Tragedy of Policy Shooting

    Shots Fired – The Tragedy of Policy Shooting
    Last night I heard an episode of Radio Lab, which they call “Shots Fired,” that is far and away the best presentation I have heard about the persistent tragedy of police shootings. They were very blunt about the part that racial…
  • Aug 15

    The Dagger in the Heart of Labor

    The Dagger in the Heart of Labor
    Last week I spoke about labor. Next week is the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s speech at the 1963 March on Washington. I intended to connect the two. After hate intervened in Charlottesville, that’s even more urgent. In the…
  • Aug 12

    On the Effects of Brown

    On the Effects of Brown
    To make it available on the web, I am posting this commentary originally aired on Dec. 10, 2003 together with a footnote describing the literature: ON THE EFFECTS OF BROWN Steve Gottlieb It is easy to forget how recent are the pathologies…
Rank this Week: 4514

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    John Bingham on Racial Equality

    John Bingham on Racial Equality
    Let's focus for a moment on an actual hero of the Civil War era--John Bingham.  Here's what the drafter of Section One of the Fourteenth Amendment said at a campaign rally in 1867:“They undertake to alarm you with the plea that we…
  • Aug 15

    If federal law prohibits the sports gambling, which way does that cut in Christie v. NCAA?

    If federal law prohibits the sports gambling, which way does that cut in Christie v. NCAA?
    Mark Tushnet suggests that there's a very straightforward way of looking at Christie v. NCAA--namely, as what he calls a federal "preemption" case that can be resolved by ignoring New Jersey law and simply recognizing that the sports gambling…
  • Aug 15

    Anticommandeering, Preemption, and the Common Law: The PASPA Case

    Anticommandeering, Preemption, and the Common Law: The PASPA Case
    I'm afraid that I have an unbearably simple-minded view of Christie v. NCAA, New Jersey's challenge to the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). Here's a description of the statute. And here's the…
Rank this Week: 541

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: 1050

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: 4258

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Aug 15

    White Hot Political Passion

    White Hot Political Passion
    Said the host in his interview of Senator Coons yesterday, “I actually think our politics are close to breaking apart here.”  I agree – the American political system is being stretched to its limits.  What I find…
  • Aug 14

    Delaware’s Democratic Senator Chris Coons On Charlottesville, Partisanship, North Korea

    Delaware’s Democratic Senator Chris Coons On Charlottesville, Partisanship, North Korea
    Senator Chris Coons (D-Del) joined me this morning to discuss his new essay in The Atlantic on progressives and their emerging collective tension between “progressives” and Christians and other people of faith:
  • Aug 13

    The Thing About Charlottesville – continued

    The Thing About Charlottesville – continued
    I guess my Saturday night post wasn’t clear enough.  There are three things about what happened in Charlottesville and since that have me deeply disturbed.  The first is that murder is evil, regardless of motivation.  Yet…
Rank this Week: 2482

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 4257

Excess of Democracy

Excess of Democracy

This blog covers election law issues and issues related to legal education. By Professor Derek T. Muller.

http://excessofdemocracy.com
  • Aug 15

    A poor attorney survey from the California State Bar on proposals to change the bar exam cut score

    A poor attorney survey from the California State Bar on proposals to change the bar exam cut score
    I'm not a member of the California State Bar (although I've been an active member of the Illinois State Bar for nearly 10 years), so I did not receive the survey that the state bar circulate late last week. Northwestern Dean Dan Rodriguez…
  • Aug 14

    How much post-JD non-clerkship work experience do entry-level law professors have?

    How much post-JD non-clerkship work experience do entry-level law professors have?
    Professor Sarah Lawsky offers her tireless and annual service compiling entry-level law professor hires. One chart of interest to me is the year of the JD: in recent years, about 10-20% of entering law professors obtained their JD within the…
  • Aug 11

    How should we think about law school-funded jobs?

    How should we think about law school-funded jobs?
    One of the most contentious elements of the proposed changes to the way law schools report jobs to the American Bar Association is how to handle law school-funded jobs. In my letter, I noted that more information and more careful examination…
Rank this Week: 1348

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 14

    Photo Album – SEALS Conference 2017

    Photo Album – SEALS Conference 2017
    Sarah, Art, and Andrea organized a series of four sessions at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference two weeks ago.  Each session involved discussion of four classic articles in our field written before 2000.…
  • Aug 13

    Comments on the Blog

    Comments on the Blog
    We very much welcome people’s comments on our blog. Alas, we have gotten swamped by a deluge of spam comments lately, which are channeled directly into the trash folder.  Unfortunately, this causes some legitimate comments to go in…
  • Aug 10

    Call for Short, Quick Article on Dispute Resolution and Political Polarization

    Call for Short, Quick Article on Dispute Resolution and Political Polarization
    From my colleague, S.I. Strong: The Journal of Dispute Resolution has just issued an expedited call for papers relating to a “virtual symposium”  that will be published in its next  issue.  One of the…
Rank this Week: 995

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/
Rank this Week: 2123

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 14

    Add NYU to the list of law review articles with incredible chutzpah

    Add NYU to the list of law review articles with incredible chutzpah
    Back in 2011 I got a request from the Chicago Law Review to join a group of academics that would referee articles for them, which pissed me off: We are inviting a select group of academics to comment... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Aug 13

    Being precise about the two kinds of reverse veil piercing

    Being precise about the two kinds of reverse veil piercing
    I thought I was done mining Keith Paul Bishop's post on Curci Investments, LLC v. Baldwin, Cal. Ct. App. Case No. G052764 (Aug. 10, 2017), but one more minor point needs to be made. Keith writes: As... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 13

    California court completely bollixes up business law nomenclature

    California court completely bollixes up business law nomenclature
    We've been mining Keith Paul Bishop's report on the Curci Investments, LLC v. Baldwin, Cal. Ct. App. Case No. G052764 (Aug. 10, 2017), decision. lastly, we note his complaint that: ... under the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
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Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection
    The colonial Americans famously had their “scarlet letter” punishments, which marked and shamed the criminal. Today, the stigma of a conviction may be less vividly displayed, but it is no less real. Two interesting new…
  • Jun 27

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    As part of its end-of-term flurry, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three notable decisions in the past week on the criminal defendant’s right to effective assistance of counsel. The results were a mixed bag. First, the step forward:…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert
    Three decades ago, in Ake v. Oklahoma, the Supreme Court held that indigent criminal defendants have a constitutional right of access to a psychiatric expert in some cases. More specifically, the Court stated, “[W]hen a defendant…
Rank this Week: 2950

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 11

    Disappearing Women

    Disappearing Women
    How quickly things change—and not for the better.  In June, Fortune magazine reported that woman were “making strides” because a whopping 6.4% of CEOs were female.  As sad as that figure is, it just got much…
  • Apr 21

    Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Fisher: The Issue of Representative Shareholder

    Aztec Oil &amp; Gas, Inc. v. Fisher: The Issue of Representative Shareholder
    In Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Fisher, 2016 BL 16110 (S.D. Tex. Jan. 21, 2016), third party plaintiffs Frank Fisher (“Fisher”), Robert Sonfield (“Sonfield”), and the Livingston Growth Fund Trust…
  • Apr 19

    No-Action Letter for Equinix, Inc. Allowed Exclusion of Proxy Access Bylaw

    No-Action Letter for Equinix, Inc. Allowed Exclusion of Proxy Access Bylaw
    In Equinix, Inc., 2016 WL 110889 (April 7, 2016), Equinix, Inc. (“Equinix”) requested the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission permit the omission of a proposal submitted by John Chevedden (the…
Rank this Week: 1250

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
  • Aug 10

    History of Forced Sterilizations in California: No Justice Yet

    History of Forced Sterilizations in California: No Justice Yet
    Over at governing.com, writer Chris Kardish writes about how different states have approached forced sterilization and compensation for its victims: Forced sterilization by the government sounds like a ghastly practice that ought to be safely…
  • Aug 10

    Class Actions for Refund of Sales Tax: From Tampons to Tea

    Class Actions for Refund of Sales Tax: From Tampons to Tea
    Those following the “tampon tax” cases seeking refunds for sales tax paid on menstrual hygiene products may be interested in this story of a suit brought against Walgreens for a refund of tax on non-sugary drinks: A Schaumburg man…
  • Aug 10

    Northern Kentucky University Hiring Announcement

    Northern Kentucky University Hiring Announcement
    From colleagues at NKU: NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, SALMON P. CHASE COLLEGE OF LAW, anticipates hiring up to two entry-level or junior lateral, tenure-track, J.D.-credentialed faculty members to begin in the 2018-2019 academic year. JOB…
Rank this Week: 1145

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 10

    ICYMI: Cheever on Public Good and Private Magic in the Law of Land Trusts and Conservation Easement

    ICYMI: Cheever on Public Good and Private Magic in the Law of Land Trusts and Conservation Easement
    ICYMI: Federico Cheever, Public Good and Private Magic in the Law of Land Trusts and Conservation Easements: A Happy Present and a Troubled Future, 73 Denver University Law Review 1077 (1995/1996). Below, an excerpt from the article. The laws…
  • Aug 10

    Law As Instrument of Social Engineering: A 1989 Article by Franz von Benda-Beckmann

    Law As Instrument of Social Engineering: A 1989 Article by Franz von Benda-Beckmann
    ICYMI: Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Scape-Goat and Magic Charm: Law in Development Theory and Practice, 21 Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 129 (1989). Published online by Taylor & Francis 2013. (May require subscription for…
  • Aug 8

    Kaplan on Houdini and Spirit Photography

    Kaplan on Houdini and Spirit Photography
    Of interest: Louis Kaplan, A Magician Among the Spirit Photographs: Reflections on Houdini's Doubt, in Photography and Doubt (Sabine T. Kriebel and Andres Mario Zervigon, eds., Taylor and Francis/Routledge, 2017).
Rank this Week: 4586

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Aug 4

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider
    August 7, 2017 – The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar explores how consolidation has landed Internet access providers among the ranks of the most hated businesses in the country. Susan Crawford explains that when it comes to…
  • May 3

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford
    May 1, 2017 – Telecommunications policy expert and Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford explains why Americans pay too much money for connectivity that’s too slow and offers potential solutions.
  • May 1

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide
    May 1, 2017 – Many municipalities are forming public-private partnerships to bring high-speed Internet to long-neglected places. Their approaches, however, vary widely. Susan Crawford weighs in on Google Fiber: “People got all…
Rank this Week: 592