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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 23

    Symposium on Mann, Humanity at Sea

    Symposium on Mann, Humanity at Sea
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I’m delighted to call readers attention to a symposium next week on my friend Itamar Mann’s new book, Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law, which…
  • Jul 23

    Self-Aggrandizement Alert: Two New Publication

    Self-Aggrandizement Alert: Two New Publication
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I’m delighted to announce the publication of two new essays. The first is “The Use and Abuse of Analogy in IHL,” which is a chapter in Jens’s edited book for CUP,…
  • Jul 22

    Multi-Blog Series: First Thoughts from Academia on the Updated GCI Commentary

    Multi-Blog Series: First Thoughts from Academia on the Updated GCI Commentary
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller [This is the third episode in the Multi-blog series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentaries, jointly hosted by the Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, Intercross and Opinio Juris. The first, by…
Rank this Week: 3836

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Weekend Roundup Addendum: Dudziak on Trump and America's Moral Authority

    Weekend Roundup Addendum: Dudziak on Trump and America's Moral Authority
    Today's New York Times includes an op-ed by LHB founder and former blogger Mary Dudziak (Emory University), on "Donald Trump and America's Moral Authority." Dudziak draws on political and diplomatic history to discuss a striking feature of…
  • Jul 22

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    “The History and Public Policy Program seeks interns for the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) and the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP).”  Deadline for applications is July 31,…
  • Jul 22

    Hovenkamp on the Saga of Progressive Racism

    Hovenkamp on the Saga of Progressive Racism
    Herbert J. Hovenkamp, University of Iowa College of Law, has posted The Saga of Progressive Racism:American Progressivism has received a good deal of unwelcome attention, charged with blatant racism and promotion of eugenics, and thus with…
Rank this Week: 730

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/
  • Jul 23

    Assistant Director Position at California Western

    Assistant Director Position at California Western
    Academic Achievement Position: Assistant Director of Academic Support California Western School of Law (CWSL) invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Academic Support. Summary Description: Under the general direction of…
  • Jul 22

    Get Pumped for the Bar Exam!

    Get Pumped for the Bar Exam!
    You should walk into the bar exam knowing that you can absolutely do it! You're in the home stretch, so sleep well these next few days, eat well, exercise, stay positive, and GET PUMPED! I'm sure you have your own...
  • Jul 21

    Bar Exam Stress - A Two-Minute Video Clip to Help You Catch Hold of "Growth Mindset" Optimism!

    Bar Exam Stress - A Two-Minute Video Clip to Help You Catch Hold of "Growth Mindset" Optimism!
    There's been a lot of talk about "growth mindset" and for good reasons. As the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Dr. Carol Dweck relates in a June 21, 2016 commentary on the website Education Week, "...my…
Rank this Week: 1019

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/
  • Jul 23

    Informal Admonition For Switching Sides In Divorce Case

    Informal Admonition For Switching Sides In Divorce Case
    The District of Columbia Office of Disciplinary Counsel has informally admonished an attorney who engaged in a conflict of interest by representing the husband in a divorce case after a consultation with the wife. You met with W for about...
  • Jul 22

    Moonlighting By Disabled Police Officer Not Dishonest

    Moonlighting By Disabled Police Officer Not Dishonest
    The Illinois Review Board finds that no misconduct was proven and recommends that ethics charges be dismissed in a matter involving an attorney already suspended in an unrelated matter. This matter arises out of the Administrator's one-count…
  • Jul 22

    "Silly" Contempt

    "Silly" Contempt
    An attorney's resignation was accepted by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. In September 2015, the Committee brought 20 charges against respondent alleging that he committed professional misconduct by, inter…
Rank this Week: 811

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 23

    Opportunity: Be a Facilitator at Marion County Unrepresented Litigants Family Law Facilitation Program

    Opportunity: Be a Facilitator at Marion County Unrepresented Litigants Family Law Facilitation Program
    From the IndyBar: Dear Senior Judge/Domestic Relations Attorney, I am writing to you to invite you to participate in Marion County’s new Unrepresented Litigant (“URL”) Family Law facilitation program. In October of 2015 Marion County…
  • Jul 23

    A Bizarre New Zika Infection in Utah

    A Bizarre New Zika Infection in Utah
    From The Atlantic: Scientists are bewildered by a new and disturbing development involving the Zika virus in Utah, where a patient who contracted the virus recently died. Officials announced on Monday they’re investigating how a person who…
  • Jul 22

    Carolyn Hax: A separated couple is struggling to find a way to reconcile

    Carolyn Hax: A separated couple is struggling to find a way to reconcile
    From the Washington Post: Dear Carolyn: I’ve been separated from my wife of 19 years and three kids for a few months. The separation stemmed from my infidelity — a mistake I made to run from my marital problems instead...
Rank this Week: 2296

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/
  • Jul 23

    Sixth Circuit Adopts Materialization of the Risk Standard for Loss Causation

    Sixth Circuit Adopts Materialization of the Risk Standard for Loss Causation
    It looks like the Fifth Circuit is becoming increasingly isolated. After the Supreme Court decided Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Broudo, 544 US 336 (2005), a circuit split developed as to how plaintiffs can satisfy the element of loss…
  • Jul 22

    Crowdfunding for the Olympic

    Crowdfunding for the Olympic
    As loyal readers may have noticed, I am excited about the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio. While the Olympics is sure to be heavily watched, the Games are not that lucrative for many of the participants. The average Olympian...
  • Jul 22

    Thank You Letter

    Thank You Letter
    Following on Joan's excellent post about networking letters, I wanted to share a few words about thank you letters. Attorney Kyle Westaway organizes "thank yous" into four levels: Level 1 — Email saying thanks for the time and…
Rank this Week: 2394

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: 2415

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: 1067

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Jul 22

    LWI Conference Guest Post: Two Minutes for Professional Status in Legal Writing

    LWI Conference Guest Post: Two Minutes for Professional Status in Legal Writing
    Please welcome a guest post from Stetson's Kirsten Davis, reflecting on last week's wonderful LWI Biennial Conference in Portland! From Kirsten: Two Minutes for Professional Status in Legal Writing I had the great pleasure of speaking on what…
  • Jul 19

    A Word That Only Lawyers and Judges Could Love: Defalcation

    A Word That Only Lawyers and Judges Could Love: Defalcation
    "Defalcation" is "a word that only lawyers and judges could love," according to a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In re Jahrling, No. 15-2252, Slip Op. at 5 (7th Cir. Mar. 18,…
  • Jul 19

    Registration Open for CSLSA Conference

    Registration Open for CSLSA Conference
    Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24& at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Law…
Rank this Week: 1041

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Greg Mankiw on universal basic income

    Greg Mankiw on universal basic income
    Here he makes the same point that I have (here, for example).  But no, he didn't get it from me - the point is well-known to people who think about it carefully.
  • Jul 22

    Easy writing versus hard writing

    Easy writing versus hard writing
    The tax and social justice paper that I mentioned in an earlier post took me just over three days.  The slightly shorter Jane Austen chapter for my literature book has taken (so far) hundreds of hours, spread out over multiple drafts and…
  • Jul 22

    Whistling (if not quite singing) in the rain

    Whistling (if not quite singing) in the rain
    In last night's RNC speech, Trump was almost commendably up-front about the fact that he is proposing to replace the U.S. legal and political order with a Putinist dictatorship.  By squinting a bit, however, I can discern three silver…
Rank this Week: 3789

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 1022

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/
  • Jul 22

    What makes inclusionary zoning happen?

    What makes inclusionary zoning happen?
    A new report from the National Housing Conference has some of the answers. Here is the abstract: More than 500 local inclusionary zoning (IZ) programs have been implemented in communities across the country. In most cases, these IZ policies…
  • Jul 22

    Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute seeks panel proposals for 2017 conference themed Creating Inclusive Communitie

    Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute seeks panel proposals for 2017 conference themed Creating Inclusive Communitie
    Western Places / Western Spaces Conference Request for Proposals What issues are important to you in your work? The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute's annual land use conference, Western Places / Western Spaces explores a range of land use,…
  • Jul 21

    UIdaho Law helps launch Citizens Planning Academy

    UIdaho Law helps launch Citizens Planning Academy
    Boise and the surrounding Treasure Valley rank as one of the 20 fastest growing American regions. To facilitate better planning of this rapid growth, I am pleased to announce that the University of Idaho College of Law and Idaho Smart...
Rank this Week: 1020

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Settlement class can't stand where settlement notice gave mistaken info

    Settlement class can't stand where settlement notice gave mistaken info
    Duran v. Obesity Research Institute, LLC, No. D067917, 2016 WL 3913205 (Cal. Ct. App. Jun. 23, 2016)Duran sued ORI and Wal-Mart for allegedly falsely advertising the weight loss benefits of Lipozene and MetaboUp. The court approved a…
  • Jul 22

    IP Professors' Amicus in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand

    IP Professors' Amicus in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand
    Filed today: Mark McKenna, Chris Sprigman, Mark Lemley, Tyler Ochoa, Betsy Rosenblatt, Pam Samuelson, Kathy Strandburg, and I submitted a brief in this copyright separability case, arguing that conceptual separability is simply a coda to…
  • Jul 22

    Don't send a TM to do a (c)'s job: 7th Circuit rules in Slep-Tone case

    Don't send a TM to do a (c)'s job: 7th Circuit rules in Slep-Tone case
    Mark McKenna organized an amicus brief in this case, which was not cited by the court but advocated a position similar to that adopted by the panel. Phoenix Entertainment Partners, LLC v. Rumsey, No. 15-2844 (7th Cir. July 21, 2016) Slep-Tone…
Rank this Week: 2261

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jul 22

    Whose Copyright Office?

    Whose Copyright Office?
                In 2013, in a lecture at Columbia University, Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante announced an ambitious vision for the “Next Great Copyright Act.” That vision…
  • Jul 21

    Network Neutrality in Brazil: the recently enacted Presidential Decree consolidates meaningful rule

    Network Neutrality in Brazil: the recently enacted Presidential Decree consolidates meaningful rule
    Amidst an economic and political turmoil, Brazil gave a significant step towards protection of network neutrality – the principle that keeps the Internet an open space, free from undue control by Internet service providers (ISPs). A…
  • Jul 21

    126 Leading Academics to Europe’s Telecom Regulators: Protect the Open Internet in Europe

    126 Leading Academics to Europe’s Telecom Regulators: Protect the Open Internet in Europe
    Today, 126 academics from Europe and around the world published an open letter to European telecom regulators urging them to protect the open Internet in Europe. Regulators are currently working on guidelines that will determine how…
Rank this Week: 855

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 22

    The Influence of Quebec Case Law in the ROC: The Situation and Stakes of the Translation of Judgment

    The Influence of Quebec Case Law in the ROC: The Situation and Stakes of the Translation of Judgment
    Last fall, Leader of the Bar and former Chief Justice of Quebec, Mtre Michel Robert, gave a lecture on the language of judgments. His remarks were reported in the February 2016 edition of the Journal du Barreau. Upset about the lack of…
  • Jul 21

    Law Library of Congress Report on Miranda Warning Equivalents Around the World

    Law Library of Congress Report on Miranda Warning Equivalents Around the World
    The Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. published a report a little while ago about Miranda Warning Equivalents in more than 100 countries around the world, including Canada. In the United States, so-called Miranda rights are named…
  • Jul 21

    Access to Justice? Yes in My Back Yard.

    Access to Justice? Yes in My Back Yard.
    The past few months have seen some inspiring firsts for access to justice in Ontario. Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) launched the Ontario Access to Justice Challenge with support from the Ministry of the Attorney…
Rank this Week: 2218

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon:  State v. Hirschman, 2016 WL 3675617 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that[a]cting as a self-described `Internet troll,’ defendant posted an…
  • Jul 20

    Instagram, the Order of Protection and Criminal Contempt

    Instagram, the Order of Protection and Criminal Contempt
    This post examines an opinion from the Criminal Court of the City of New York, New York County:  People v. Lemons, 30 N.Y.S.3d 527, 2016 N.Y. Slip Op. 26136 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatDefendant, charged with…
  • Jul 18

    “Harassment by Electronic Communications", the Topix Chat Thread and Sixty Days in Jail

    “Harassment by Electronic Communications", the Topix Chat Thread and Sixty Days in Jail
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Courtof Appeals of West Virginia:  State v. Calvert, 2016 WL 3179968 (2016).  It begins by explaining thatMatthew Calvert, pro se, appeals the sentencing order of the Circuit…
Rank this Week: 2430

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: 2324

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

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

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
  • Jul 20

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?
    The upcoming election is a binary choice (i.e., abstention or third party voting is morally and politically irresponsible), and here’s my brief argument as to why: If one assumes (and it seems a reasonable assumption given what current…
  • Jul 5

    Trade, Labor & Human Rights in the Time of (largely) Neoliberal Globalization: A Basic Reading Regimen

    Trade, Labor & Human Rights in the Time of (largely) Neoliberal Globalization: A Basic Reading Regimen
    This list of titles was put together to help one make sense of the various (existing or prescribed) interrelations between trade, labor, and human rightsduring this period of (largely, thus not exclusively) neoliberal globalization.…
Rank this Week: 830

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
Rank this Week: 999

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/
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
  • Jul 20

    Is a Left Wing Vote for a Third Party Candidate Morally Responsible?

    Is a Left Wing Vote for a Third Party Candidate Morally Responsible?
    In a well argued facebook post, Patrick O'Donnell maintains that a vote for a third party candidate is morally irresponsible. Here is what he has to say: The upcoming election is a binary choice (i.e., abstention or third party voting is…
  • Jul 8

    Clinton, Trump, and Dishonesty

    Clinton, Trump, and Dishonesty
    Apparently, Hilary Clinton over the years has made false statements in order to minimize or deny wrongdoing of one sort or another. It is not right, but millions of people are not truthful when accused of wrongdoing. And, of course, Hilary…
Rank this Week: 4710

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/
  • Jul 22

    When Does a Tobacco Tax Not Apply to Tobacco, and Why?

    When Does a Tobacco Tax Not Apply to Tobacco, and Why?
    As part of its most recent budget deal, Pennsylvania has increased the tax on cigarettes, snuff, chew tobacco, and loose tobacco. However logical this might seem, all rationality goes up in smoke because cigars are exempt from the tobacco…
  • Jul 20

    The Tax Break Parade Continues and We’re Not Invited

    The Tax Break Parade Continues and We’re Not Invited
    There’s a parade underway. Unlike most performances, in which those watching pay and those performing are paid, this parade is special. Those who are being paid aren’t putting on much of a performance, and almost none of those…
  • Jul 18

    Move In Together, Buy a House, Beware of the Tax Consequence

    Move In Together, Buy a House, Beware of the Tax Consequence
    A recent Tax Court case, Jackson v. Comr., T.C. Summ. Op. 2016-33, demonstrates why couples who decide to live together in a house that they purchase need to be scrupulous about keeping records that proves there is a co-ownership between…
Rank this Week: 2421

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/
  • Jul 22

    The potential neuroscience of Achilles’ impairment (Mihailov)

    The potential neuroscience of Achilles’ impairment (Mihailov)
    There is influential neuroscientific data which shows that that the level of neural activity in cognitive brain areas (the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and inferior parietal lobe) correlate positively with the characteristically…
  • Jul 20

    University of Ottowa Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Health Law, Policy and Ethic

    University of Ottowa Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Health Law, Policy and Ethic
    Via Jennifer Chandler: Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Health Law, Policy and Ethics Start date: September 2017 or January 2018 Duration: 4 months Eligibility: Outstanding scholar with a Ph.D. or equivalent, U.S. citizenship, not having…
  • Jul 13

    President Obama analyzes "Obamacare," some highlights and commentary

    President Obama analyzes "Obamacare," some highlights and commentary
    For those who are unaware, President Obama recently published an article at the Journal of the American Medical Association. If you follow academics on Twitter, you likely saw it. President Obama is the first sitting President to publish an…
Rank this Week: 2259

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 22

    Teaching Single Versus Dual Intent

    Teaching Single Versus Dual Intent
    I had an inquiry about teaching single and dual intent for battery and I want to appeal for your collective wisdom. About the time I started teaching there was a robust list-serv discussion on this topic that I found helpful....
  • Jul 20

    Central States Law School Association Conference

    Central States Law School Association Conference
    From Chris Odinet at PropertyProf Blog: REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday,…
  • Jul 19

    USSC: ERISA Reimbursement Liens Only Enforceable Against Traceable Asset

    USSC: ERISA Reimbursement Liens Only Enforceable Against Traceable Asset
    In Montanile v. National Elevator, the Court held, 8-1, that an ERISA health benefit plan could not enforce its reimbursement lien created by contract against a member's general assets. The lien is only enforceable against specifically…
Rank this Week: 2305

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/
  • Jul 21

    Progress on End of Life Care?

    Progress on End of Life Care?
    The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) held a meeting in late May, 2016 to update progress since the release of the major report on Dying in America. NAM "hosted “Assessing Progress in End-of-Life and Serious Illness Care,” a private…
  • Jul 20

    More on Physician-Aided Dying

    More on Physician-Aided Dying
    I wanted to make sure you didn't miss these developments. First, Colorado voters in November may see a ballot initiative on physician-aided dying. Proponents are collecting signatures according to an article in the Denver Post, Right-to-die…
  • Jul 19

    Register Now for the 18th Annual National Conference on Special Needs Trust

    Register Now for the 18th Annual National Conference on Special Needs Trust
    Registration is now open for Stetson's 18th annual National Conference on Special Needs Planning and Special Needs Trusts (full disclosure-I'm the conference chair). The program is scheduled for October 18-20. October 18th has 2…
Rank this Week: 2390

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    More on athlete speech in the WNBA (Updated)

    More on athlete speech in the WNBA (Updated)
    Following on my post about protests by WNBA players: Claire McNear at The Ringer wonders when the WNBA became apolitical, given the league's reactions to previous tragedies such as the Orlando shooting (when the league gave the players…
  • Jul 21

    Athlete speech and team dynamic

    Athlete speech and team dynamic
    Last week, NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, LeBron James, and and Dwyane Wade kicked off the ESPY Award telecast with a call for athletes to become politically engaged, particularly around the issues of violence by and against…
  • Jul 15

    Why Tom Brady Was Smart to Not Seek a Stay from the Supreme Court

    Why Tom Brady Was Smart to Not Seek a Stay from the Supreme Court
    Update: Shortly after this post was published, Tom Brady announced that he will not be seeking a stay of his suspension at the Supreme Court, and will not litigate the DeflateGate case any further. For the reasons noted below, this was…
Rank this Week: 2380

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 21

    Melania Trump’s Plagiarism Fiasco

    Melania Trump’s Plagiarism Fiasco
    John W. Dean, former counsel to President Nixon, explains why Melania Trump’s plagiarism fiasco might not simply fade away, and he argues that it reveals more about Donald than Melania. Dean dissects the situation and the bogus…
  • Jul 20

    Can Criminal Justice Reform Survive Cleveland?

    Can Criminal Justice Reform Survive Cleveland?
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies laments the revival of the “law and order” rhetoric triggered by the recent shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge and seized upon as common ground for Donald Trump and the GOP.…
  • Jul 19

    Clinton and the Democrats Will Have Two Years, at Most, to Accomplish Anything

    Clinton and the Democrats Will Have Two Years, at Most, to Accomplish Anything
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan explains why, if Hillary Clinton is elected, she has at most two years in which to enact legislation. As Buchanan explains, the pattern of U.S. Senate elections makes it highly…
Rank this Week: 3446

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
Rank this Week: 452

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/
  • Jul 21

    Discrimination Against Women in the U.S.: Implementing Recommendations from the UN Working Group

    Discrimination Against Women in the U.S.: Implementing Recommendations from the UN Working Group
    Risa E. Kaufman, Executive Director, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, and Lecturer-in-Law Despite the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote women’s rights and gender equality, women in the United States are…
  • Jul 20

    Are We Lost People?

    Are We Lost People?
    Spiritually empty, our dissatisfaction with ourselves and our lives is playing out in national politics. I am not alone in finding several aspects of the current politics of disrespect astounding. One is the lack of courage within mainstream…
  • Jul 19

    Standing Up for US Exceptionalism in Cleveland

    Standing Up for US Exceptionalism in Cleveland
    The first line in the Republican platform adopted at the Convention this week sums up the party's position on US human rights: "We believe in American Exceptionalism." In this explicitly partisan document, human rights is a standard for other…
Rank this Week: 1737

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/
  • Jul 21

    Donald Trump Jr.

    Donald Trump Jr.
    Trump Jr.'s speech at the RNC convention was quite something. It even sparked some controversy, which turned out not be anything. It turns out the reason the speech was so good, is that the speechwriter is none other than my...
  • Jul 18

    2 weeks left to submit a proposal for Pro Bono Presentation Night

    2 weeks left to submit a proposal for Pro Bono Presentation Night
    Pro Bono Presentation Night - a series of short presentations (5-7 minutes) by lawyers and law students on pro bono law topics - is happening at the Law School, on September 15, 2016 at 6pm. Individuals interested in presenting are...
  • Jul 17

    Great News - Pokemon Go is here!

    Great News - Pokemon Go is here!
    Hooray!! Soon, Augmented Reality will become a reality. I look forward to the day when a Pokemon is appointed to the Supreme Court. When that happens, the PM will say 'because 2020'. I mean Pokemon already has an IV Judge:
Rank this Week: 4448

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    A Story Idea

    A Story Idea
    Someone comes up with a drug, or a technology, that gives the user perfect recall, the ability to rerun, in full detail, any part of his life. How would it get used?One possibility is for self-education. Observing selected past experiences…
  • Jul 21

    Donald Trump and The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    Donald Trump and The Boy Who Cried Wolf
    In 1964, Fact magazine published an article whose headline was "1,189 Psychiatrists Say Goldwater Is Psychologically Unfit To Be President." It included a variety of detailed and unflattering diagnoses of the Republican candidate for…
  • Jul 9

    Observations on London

    Observations on London
    I recently spent a few days in London and was struck by several features of current London culture:1. Several times, younger passengers on the Tube (subway) offered me their seats. I have grey hair but do not appear (and am not) particularly…
Rank this Week: 1163

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 21

    Hurt Locker Oscar Winner Challenges Government Subpoena Over Bergdahl Interview

    Hurt Locker Oscar Winner Challenges Government Subpoena Over Bergdahl Interview
    Mark Boal, who won an Oscar for the film The Hurt Locker (Best Original Screenplay), has challenged an Army-issued subpoena in the case the U. S. government has brought against Bowe Bergdahl (Hollywood Reporter). Mr. Boal interviewed Sergeant…
  • Jul 20

    Journalist Killed in Kiev Car Bombing

    Journalist Killed in Kiev Car Bombing
    Pavel Sheremet, a Belorussian who worked in Ukraine as a journalist after moving there from Russia, was killed in a car bombing this week. Mr. Sheremet was driving his girlfriend's vehicle at the time, and it's possible she was the...
  • Jul 19

    Banta on Death and Privacy in the Digital Age

    Banta on Death and Privacy in the Digital Age
    Natalie M. Banta, Valparaiso University Law School, is publishing Death and Privacy in the Digital Age in volume 94 of North Carolina Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Americans store an overwhelming amount of sensitive, personal…
Rank this Week: 2291

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Jul 21

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!
    Glom emeritus, friend, and tax guru Vic Fleischer is headed for Capitol Hill to become become co-chief tax counsel for...
  • Jul 20

    UGA Law is Hiring in Business!

    UGA Law is Hiring in Business!
    Readers, the University of Georgia is a terrific institution, and Athens is a lovely place to live. Interested in being...
  • Jul 19

    Wharton Is Hiring In Business Ethic

    Wharton Is Hiring In Business Ethic
    The announcement is below, do tell your friends, and we welcome applications from JDs. The Wharton School of the University...
Rank this Week: 2431

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/
  • Jul 21

    Message Board Operator May Be Liable For Moderator’s Content–Enigma v. Bleeping

    Message Board Operator May Be Liable For Moderator’s Content–Enigma v. Bleeping
    It’s been a brutal year for Section 230 jurisprudence, and the hits keep coming. In today’s case, the parties ran into a judge who seemed unshakably determined–for reasons I can’t determine–to deny the motion to…
  • Jul 20

    Sideloading Service Defeats Copyright Infringement Claims–BWP v. Polyvore

    Sideloading Service Defeats Copyright Infringement Claims–BWP v. Polyvore
    BWP Media is a celebrity photo agency and a repeat online copyright plaintiff. Polyvore is…well, I don’t really get what they do. They say the site “is a new way to discover and shop for things you love in fashion,...
  • Jul 20

    Was Melania Trump’s Plagiarism Also Copyright Infringement? (Guest Blog Post)

    Was Melania Trump’s Plagiarism Also Copyright Infringement? (Guest Blog Post)
    By Guest Blogger Tyler Ochoa The first night of the Republican National Convention generated quite a bit of controversy, as Melania Trump was accused of plagiarizing a key passage in her speech from a similar passage in Michelle Obama’s…
Rank this Week: 1428

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: 1896

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: 1744

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/
  • Jul 21

    Even Law Professors Need to Laugh

    Even Law Professors Need to Laugh
    For a break from polishing your article or prepping for fall classes (assuming you’re through watching political convention coverage), try viewing the original Australian version of Rake. This series features Richard Roxburgh…
  • Jul 18

    Finding Meaning

    Finding Meaning
    As national and international events continue to develop in uncertain and unsettling ways, educating the next generation of lawyers continues to be obviously and critically important. What should our laws be, how are…
  • Jul 15

    The Campaign for Full Citizenship for All Full-Time Law Faculty

    The Campaign for Full Citizenship for All Full-Time Law Faculty
    I’ve just returned from the Legal Writing Institute’s Biennial Conference held in Portland, Oregon.  With hundreds of attendees presenting on a variety of topics in workshops, panel discussions, coffee sessions, and a…
Rank this Week: 4424

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jul 21

    Stealing Thunder: Ohler v. United States & Last Week's Undisclosed Addendum

    Stealing Thunder: Ohler v. United States & Last Week's Undisclosed Addendum
    In last week's Addendum episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, I mentioned the Supreme Court's opinion in Ohler v. United States, 529 U.S. 753 (2000), which creates a sort-of Hobson's Choice for defense counsel. So, what's the significance of…
  • Jul 19

    When in Rome: Our Trip to Rome, Batson Claims, and the More Perfect Podcast

    When in Rome: Our Trip to Rome, Batson Claims, and the More Perfect Podcast
    Last night, we premiered the second episode of our second season of the Undisclosed Podcast: "In Situ," which is Latin for "on site" or "in position." It was about the trip that Susan, Rabia, and I took to Rome,…
  • Jul 19

    'Serial': How Adnan Syed Could Win His Retrial

    'Serial': How Adnan Syed Could Win His Retrial
    Yesterday, Amelia McDonell-Parry published a great article in Rolling Stone titled, "'Serial': How Adnan Syed Could Win His Retrial." She interviewed me for the article, which covers a number of topics such as CrimeStopppers and…
Rank this Week: 1023

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2527

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Jul 20

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24…
  • May 12

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic
    The Fifth “Colonial Frontier” Legal Writing Conference Saturday, December 3, 2016 Hosted by Duquesne University School of Law Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politics The least common, but perhaps one of the…
  • May 12

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS
    The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This works-in-progress program will…
Rank this Week: 1729

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

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

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA
    Earlier this month, the UK Serious Fraud Office announced the approval by Lord Justice Leveson of the country's second deferred prosecution agreement. Readers may recall that the implementation of a DPA process is relatively new in the UK…
  • Jul 15

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen
    In 2014, prosecutors proceeded with a case against fed ex. Unlike many companies in a post-Arthur Andersen world, they would not be bullied into folding and taking a non-prosecution or deferred prosecution agreement. Instead, they took the…
  • Jul 7

    The Clinton Email Hearing

    The Clinton Email Hearing
    I agree with guest bloggers Ziran Zhang and Eugene Gorokhov in their thoughtful blog post (here) that "[i]f Director Comey is right that individuals in similar circumstances in the past were only subjected to administrative sanctions,…
Rank this Week: 2306

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/
  • Jul 19

    This Republican campaign could use both humility and perspective

    This Republican campaign could use both humility and perspective
    Juan Cole’s post putting the contributions of Europeans and European-Americans in historical and worldwide perspective is well worth reading, http://www.juancole.com/2016/07/stephen-people-civilization.html. I always thought humility…
  • Jul 19

    Proposed Amendments to Overcome Citizens United

    Proposed Amendments to Overcome Citizens United
    This is the third in a series on Money in Politics. Last time we discussed the difficulty of getting the Court to overrule Citizens United. Because of that, several constitutional amendments have been proposed as joint resolutions and…
  • Jul 17

    A Better Response to Nice

    A Better Response to Nice
    Here’s a post from Juan Cole that explains why many of the politicians are not being smart in their reactions to the carnage in Nice, http://www.juancole.com/2016/07/france-gandhian-response.html
Rank this Week: 4430

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jul 19

    When is it Plagiarism?

    When is it Plagiarism?
    Last night’s Republican National Convention has thrust “plagiarism” to the forefront of the news. One of last night’s speakers was Melania Trump, the wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump.…
  • Jul 18

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret
    In the Marquette Law School Poll conducted earlier this month, fifty-nine percent of registered Wisconsin voters agreed that marijuana “should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol.” Only thirty-nine percent disagreed.…
  • Jul 16

    An Eye-Opening Visit to Iran

    An Eye-Opening Visit to Iran
    My work in Restorative Justice provides me with many rewarding travel experiences, and my recent trip to Iran is at the top of the list. Professor Mohammad Farajahi, who teaches Persian law at Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, invited me…
Rank this Week: 4546

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 19

    Registration Open for CSLSA Conference

    Registration Open for CSLSA Conference
    Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24& at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Law…
  • Jul 17

    In Memoriam: Professor Stephen Zamora

    In Memoriam: Professor Stephen Zamora
    The international law community is saddened by the recent passing of Professor Stephen Zamora, from the University of Houston Law Center. Professor Stephen Zamora was a pioneer of scholarship on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)…
  • Jul 15

    International Law Weekend 2016: International Law 5.0 -- Call for Proposals for Emerging Voices Panel

    International Law Weekend 2016: International Law 5.0 -- Call for Proposals for Emerging Voices Panel
    International Law Weekend 2016 (ILW 2016) calls on scholars and practitioners to address the accelerating nature of change in international law. From technological advances to environmental transformations, international lawyers are forced to…
Rank this Week: 1021

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/
  • Jul 19

    Solving the Policing Problem with More Women Cop

    Solving the Policing Problem with More Women Cop
    Wash Post, One Way to Curb Police Brutality that No One is Talking About Law enforcement remains one of the least gender-diverse professions in the United States — and that could be a major factor in the questionable shootings and...<img…
  • Jul 19

    Revisiting Gendered Critiques of the Socratic Method

    Revisiting Gendered Critiques of the Socratic Method
    Jamie R. Abrams joins us as a guest blogger for July. She is a professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law where she teaches Torts, Family Law, Women & Law, and Legislation. As law schools nationwide prepare...<img…
  • Jul 14

    Gender and the Marital Presumption of Parentage

    Gender and the Marital Presumption of Parentage
    Jamie R. Abrams joins us as a guest blogger for July. She is a professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law where she teaches Torts, Family Law, Women & Law, and Legislation. Despite rapid and enduring…
Rank this Week: 1743

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Stories, movies, and books, all with the same there--how lawyers can help make a better world.

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Jul 18

    My Favorite Villain

    My Favorite Villain
    Better Call Saul’s Jimmy McGill (Bob Oderkirk) has a lot of qualities I admire. Jimmy is smart, funny, and irreverent, both a friend to the underdog, and a plague on the pompous. What’s not to like? Still I’m starting to…
  • Jul 11

    Constitutional Law in 500 Words or Le

    Constitutional Law in 500 Words or Le
    Everyone knows that constitutional law is very important, but most people don’t understand why. I think the recent Texas case on abortion teaches us why it is so important– and so controversial.…
  • Jul 4

    Irreversible Error

    Irreversible Error
    Thomas Thompson was executed by lethal injection eighteen years ago this month at the age of 43. After you read my post from a year ago I think you will agree that there is an excellent chance that Thompson never committed the crime that…
Rank this Week: 2025