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Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    Race and the St. Louis Cardinal

    Race and the St. Louis Cardinal
    Saturday, Neesa and I went to watch the St. Louis Cardinals play the Cincinnati Reds with our youngest son Jacob. Around the third inning Neesa turned to me and said: “I have never seen so many white people in one place.” There…
  • Apr 15

    The Modern Papacy and War

    The Modern Papacy and War
    It did not receive nearly the attention it should have. In the last five weeks, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, who is the Holy See's chief diplomatic representative to the United Nations, has issued calls for organized military responses against…
  • Apr 9

    Making Sense of Human Dignity

    Making Sense of Human Dignity
    Charles White, “Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep,” 1956 “The roots of the cosmopolitanism I am defending are liberal: and they are responsive to liberalism’s insistence on human dignity. It has never been easy to say what…
Rank this Week: 232

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 19

    Zelinsky to SCOTUS: Fix ERISA Preemption

    Zelinsky to SCOTUS: Fix ERISA Preemption
    Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo) has just posted on SSRN his article (Cornell Law Review On Line, Vol. 100, 2015) Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual: An Opportunity to Correct the Problems of ERISA Preemption. Here's the abstract: Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual…
  • Apr 17

    Sony Hack Raises Equal Pay Question

    Sony Hack Raises Equal Pay Question
    In what has been termed "Sonypocalypse," hackers breached the Sony Pictures corporate database and stole widespread data from the company. Much of this data was later leaked to the public. While most of the attention for this…
  • Apr 16

    Telesh on EPLI's Influence

    Telesh on EPLI's Influence
    Soon after Congress enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1991, liability insurers began marketing separate liability insurance coverage for employment-law liability—what insurers today call it Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI). How…
Rank this Week: 249

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/
Rank this Week: 466

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: 513

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: 273

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Apr 16

    Innovation And The Administrative State

    Innovation And The Administrative State
    Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is…
  • Apr 6

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"
    The Supreme Court's federalism battleground has recently shifted from the Commerce Clause to two textually marginal but substantively important domains: the Necessary and Proper Clause and, to a lesser extent, the General Welfare Clause. For…
  • Mar 19

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"
    Access Justice laws give people equal opportunity to enjoy primary goods, ensuring that access to these goods is not allocated by markets and is not tilted in favor of wealth and privilege. But Access Justice often fails to meet its…
Rank this Week: 410

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 16

    Guide to the Amicus Briefs in Obergefell v. Hodges: The Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Guide to the Amicus Briefs in Obergefell v. Hodges: The Same-Sex Marriage Case
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on April 28 in the same-sex marriage cases, now styled as Obergefell v. Hodges, a consolidated appeal...
  • Apr 15

    Canadian Supreme Court Finds Opening Prayer at Town Meeting Unconstitutional

    Canadian Supreme Court Finds Opening Prayer at Town Meeting Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a case with similarities to Town of Greece, NY v. Galloway decided by the United States Supreme Court last year, the Supreme Court of Canada today rendered...
  • Apr 13

    Seventh Circuit Dismisses Case Against Officer for Inaction Before Sexual Assault

    Seventh Circuit Dismisses Case Against Officer for Inaction Before Sexual Assault
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Seventh Circuit today affirmed a lower court ruling granting qualified immunity to a police officer who falsely reported to 911 and then called off another officer before the plaintiff was…
Rank this Week: 530

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/
  • Apr 16

    Teaching the Students We Have – The Changing Student Body

    Teaching the Students We Have – The Changing Student Body
    Yesterday’s Bloomberg Business article leads with a startling headline:  The Smartest People Are Opting Out of Law School. It seems that while law school matriculation numbers have been declining, in addition, far fewer…
  • Apr 15

    Best Practices in Interviewing – an Ethical Conundrum from the Office of an Immigration Clinic

    Best Practices in Interviewing – an Ethical Conundrum from the Office of an Immigration Clinic
    In recent years a term has been coined describing the unfortunate links that have grown up, over the past nearly 20 years, between immigration law and criminal law: crimmigration. Many criminal lawyers have realized the need to educate…
  • Apr 12

    In 1984, I was 33 years old. I was…

    In 1984, I was 33 years old. I was arrogant, judgmental, narcissistic and very full of myself. I was not as interested in justice as I was in winning. To borrow a phrase from Al Pacino in the movie “And Justice for All,”…
Rank this Week: 367

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Apr 10

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Derek Fischer, Note, Dodd-Frank's Failure to Address CFTC Oversight of Self-Regulatory Organization Rulemaking, 115 Colum. L. Rev. 69…
  • Apr 4

    Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice Emory Law School

    Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice Emory Law School
    Bobby Ahdieh (Emory) forwarded me this announcement about a position in Emory's outstanding Center for Transactional Law and Practice: Emory Law School seeks an Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice to teach in…
  • Apr 4

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Adam Adler, Student Article, High Frequency Regulation: A New Model for Market Monitoring, 39 Vt. L. Rev. 161 (2014). Vladimir Atanasov,…
Rank this Week: 511

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Apr 10

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week we are joined by Mark Rothstein, the Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and the Founding Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. One of...
  • Apr 3

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week Ross Silverman joins us to discuss HR2 Minutiae, his NEJM take on Vaccination Law & Policy, and Indiana's HIV Emergency Order. The Week in Health Law Podcast from Frank Pasquale and Nicolas Terry is a commuting-length discussion…
  • Apr 1

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond
    Back in January, I commented on the oral arguments in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, the Medicaid reimbursement case that the Supreme Court decided yesterday. I noted then that Justice Breyer seemed confused about Medicaid's…
Rank this Week: 269

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
Rank this Week: 464

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/
  • Apr 9

    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society

    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society
    Fellow, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society Description Stanford Law School invites applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship in the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society (SPINS), part of the Center for Law and the…
  • Apr 9

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Brain Development in Children Could be Affected by Poverty, Study Shows, The Guardian In The Popular Press: Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor, NPR Shots Blog Art for the Knowing…
  • Apr 3

    "Bad Boys’ Brains: Law, Neuroscience and the Gender of ‘Aggressive’ Behavior"

    "Bad Boys’ Brains: Law, Neuroscience and the Gender of ‘Aggressive’ Behavior"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in Gendered Neurocultures: Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Current Brain Discourses, Zaglossus, Vienna, 2014 (eds. Sigrid Schmitz and Grit Hoppner)): "Bad Boys’ Brains: Law,…
Rank this Week: 431

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/
  • Apr 9

    11th Circuit holds Engle progeny cases preempted

    11th Circuit holds Engle progeny cases preempted
    You can find the surprising opinion here. The crux of the opinion is the last paragraph: Cigarette smoking presents one of the most intractable public health problems our nation has ever faced. It was not so long ago that anyone...
  • Mar 19

    2014 Increased Revenue at Litigation Financier Burford Capital

    2014 Increased Revenue at Litigation Financier Burford Capital
    Daniel Fisher at Forbes has a post on the substantial increase in revenue in 2014 of litigation financier Burford Capital.
  • Mar 19

    Morris Ratner on Class Counsel as Litigation Funder

    Morris Ratner on Class Counsel as Litigation Funder
    Professor Morris Ratner (UC Hastings) has posted to SSRN his article, Class Counsel as Litigation Funders, which is forthcoming in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.
Rank this Week: 498

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/
  • Apr 9

    Don’t tread on my Internet

    Don’t tread on my Internet
    Ben Sperry and I have a long piece on net neutrality in the latest issue of Reason Magazine entitled, “How to Break the Internet.” It’s part of a special collection of articles and videos dedicated to the proposition…
  • Apr 9

    FCC Preemption of State Municipal Broadband Restrictions is Legally Problematic and Bad for Taxpayers and Competition

    FCC Preemption of State Municipal Broadband Restrictions is Legally Problematic and Bad for Taxpayers and Competition
    By a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided on February 26 to preempt state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that bar municipally-owned broadband providers from providing services beyond their geographic…
  • Apr 8

    The Ninth Circuit botched its efficiencies analysis in the FTC v St Lukes antitrust case

    The Ninth Circuit botched its efficiencies analysis in the FTC v St Lukes antitrust case
    Earlier this week the International Center for Law & Economics, along with a group of prominent professors and scholars of law and economics, filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit seeking rehearing en banc of the court’s FTC,…
Rank this Week: 304

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Apr 8

    European Commission Approves French State Aid Scheme

    European Commission Approves French State Aid Scheme
    Applying the recently revised Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines, the European Commission has approved three schemes proposed by the French government for the purposes of improving regional connectivity and development and…
  • Apr 2

    Explainer on Germanwing

    Explainer on Germanwing
    We hope to offer additional details and commentary as more facts emerge from last week's tragedy involving Germanwings Flight 9525, but for now what follows is an overview of the basic legal issues pertaining to the event as we understand...
  • Mar 18

    Debate Over Subsidies Intensifie

    Debate Over Subsidies Intensifie
    The public debate over accusations of subsidies to the so-called "Gulf carriers," Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar has intensified in recent days as calls for action have expanded from rival airlines to include important government…
Rank this Week: 233

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Apr 2

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
  • Mar 25

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward
    Today marks a special day in our academic calendar: it is End of Tuition Day.  From this day forward in the school year, everything is free for every student. What exactly do I mean by “free”?  And what do I ……
  • Mar 17

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13
    Originally posted on CASE Blog:Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the…
Rank this Week: 443

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

From George Mason University School of Law.

http://jlep.net/home/
  • Sep 30

    JLEP Congratulates Its New Candidate Members!

    JLEP Congratulates Its New Candidate Members!
    The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy would like to announce and welcome its 2014-2015 Candidate Members.  Congratulations! Elif Aksoy Gwen Ball Liz Dalton Matt Devendorf Manmeet Dhindsa Sammy Grunberg Christopher…
  • Apr 4

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2014-2015 Incoming Masthead

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2014-2015 Incoming Masthead
     Editor-in-Chief Daniel Russell Executive Editor Karen Schroeder Managing Editor Jacob Hamburger Senior Articles Editor James Beaty Senior Notes Editor Jeff Kuhlman Notes Editor Tamta Zhorzholiani Senior Research Editors Daniel McCain…
  • Mar 22

    JLEP Featured On Blog “Above The Law”

    JLEP Featured On Blog “Above The Law”
    The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy was recently featured on the popular blog Above The Law for its Fall 2013 issue!  In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the pivotal Supreme Court decision Erie Railroad v.…
Rank this Week: 500

Gustavo Pamplona

Gustavo Pamplona

Direito Publico: constitucional, administrativo, ambiental e tributario.

http://gpamplona.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    FW: Pagamento Enviado (26489)

    FW: Pagamento Enviado (26489)
    Ola, boa tarde. Mandei depositar o dinheiro na sua conta. Confira ai o comprovante pra ver se esta tudo certo. Comprovante:   deposito-10-05-2014.zip                 …
  • May 9

    FW: Nota Fiscal Eletrônica Nf-E (20738)

    FW: Nota Fiscal Eletrônica Nf-E (20738)
    Prezado Sr.(a) Cliente Conforme solicitado segue o anexo da:   Nota Fiscal Eletrônica…
  • Mar 25

    Stillno reply from you yet?

    Stillno reply from you yet?
    Hello, You still have not responded to my first email after i have explained in detail the issue of your family perceived estate.Try and get back to me as soon as possible so that we can forge ahead on this issue immediately. Ala. [[ This…
Rank this Week: 610

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 386

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 534

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 378

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and…

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog

Covers international laws of war, international law, related human rights topics, international NGOs, and the theory of the just war. By Professor Kenneth Anderson.

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 479

Law Blog

Law Blog

By John Marshall Law School Professor David Sorkin.

http://www.lawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Minnesota vs. National Arbitration Forum

    Minnesota vs. National Arbitration Forum
    The National Arbitration Forum and the Attorney General of Minnesota have reached an agreement under which NAF will cease accepting new arbitration cases involving consumers, including collection actions by credit card companies. The consent…
  • Sep 27

    Kentucky's Internet gamble

    Kentucky's Internet gamble
    Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky is seeking to seize more than one hundred gambling-related domain names. A judge initially rejected the governor's bid and has scheduled a hearing for October 7. See coverage in the Louisville…
  • Sep 27

    Gimme an "A"!

    Gimme an "A"!
    As anyone who has flown Southwest Airlines well knows, Southwest doesn't assign seats in advance. Instead, you are assigned a boarding priority when you check in at the airport or online, up to 24 hours before the flight. At the gate, you…
Rank this Week: 433

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy…

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy Blog

Covers jurisprudence, legal realism, and legal theory. By Professor Brian R. Leiter and Prof. Daniel Filler

http://leiterlegalphilosophy.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Apr 14

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence
    Via Solum, I learn that my (part-time) colleague Les Green's (long-gestating) paper on "Law and the Causes of Judicial Decision" is finally on SSRN (it will appear in final form in Green's forthcoming collection of papers from OUP).  I have…
  • Mar 28

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity
    My tentative Spring Quarter Syllabus (Download Jurisprudence II Syllabus 2009), for those who might be interested.
  • Mar 12

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?
    A new poll, which might provide some useful information for younger scholars figuring out where to submit their work.
Rank this Week: 514

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 1143

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 2394

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 20

    6 Expensive Estate Planning Mistake

    6 Expensive Estate Planning Mistake
    The issues surrounding late Soprano’s actor James Gandolfini's estate provide another example as to why proper estate planning is so important. Below are six mistakes that people often make that could cause headaches: You are not too young…
  • Apr 20

    Estate Planners Should Prepare for Dementia

    Estate Planners Should Prepare for Dementia
    As the baby boomer generation continues to age, issues with dementia and Alzheimer’s will become more prevalent. “Diminishing capacity is a big problem for financial advisers, and can cause the elderly to make unwise financial…
  • Apr 20

    SEC Raises Eyebrows Over Sam Wyly's Ranch

    SEC Raises Eyebrows Over Sam Wyly's Ranch
    Regulators accused former billionaire, now bankrupt, Sam Wyly, of hiding his ownership in a Colorado luxury ranch in order to avoid paying creditors $50 million in sale proceeds. According to a filing rendered by the Securities and Exchange…
Rank this Week: 2370

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/
  • Apr 20

    Here Are This Year’s Pulitzer Prize Winner

    Here Are This Year’s Pulitzer Prize Winner
    The Pulitzer Prizes have just been awarded by Columbia University. The awards are chosen by a board of jurors for Journalism, Letters, Music and Drama. The awards for Letters include Fiction, Nonfiction, History, Biography or Autobiography,…
  • Apr 20

    The Sinking of the Titanic

    The Sinking of the Titanic
    We’re a bit late on this. On April 15, 1912, the news media reported the disaster. From Poynter, here are the front pages of newspapers spreading the news, plus a brief newsreel. (ljs)
  • Apr 20

    Newsweek: The Bar Exam is Unfair and Undemocratic: A Reply

    Newsweek: The Bar Exam is Unfair and Undemocratic: A Reply
    I would love to be a libertarian like Allen Mendenhall. I believe that freedom is the most basic of all human rights. However, in my many years on this earth, I have observed that many human beings take advantage of...
Rank this Week: 2199

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/
  • Apr 20

    Day 8 Report from the Iowa Sexual Assault/Dementia Trial

    Day 8 Report from the Iowa Sexual Assault/Dementia Trial
    On Monday, April 20, prosecution and defense made closing arguments in the trial of State of Iowa v. Henry Rayhons, a former state legislator, for alleged sexual abuse of his wife with Alzheimer's. KIMT.Com's twitter account has photos…
  • Apr 20

    Compliance, Compliance, Compliance (a CCRC gets trapped by Medicare Rules)

    Compliance, Compliance, Compliance (a CCRC gets trapped by Medicare Rules)
    Whenever I look at national programs on "hot topics" in healthcare law, I'm seriously impressed by the number of offerings on regulatory compliance issues connected to Medicare and Medicaid payments. There are abundant reasons for…
  • Apr 20

    Updates on the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

    Updates on the 2015 White House Conference on Aging
    The 2015 White House Conference on Aging held two more regional forums, one in Phoenix and one in Seattle. There are two regional forums left, one in Cleveland on April 27 and one in Boston on May 28. As well,...
Rank this Week: 2385

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 20

    Life as an official, from the inside

    Life as an official, from the inside
    I just read an interesting essay by Zhang Xingxian, currently a Practitioner-in-Residence at Indiana U.'s Research Center for Chinese Politics and Business, about his life as an official in China. I was struck by one observation he made:…
  • Mar 20

    Terrific Chinese law fellowship at the Leitner Center, Fordham Law School

    Terrific Chinese law fellowship at the Leitner Center, Fordham Law School
    Here's the announcement for the Asian Law and Justice Fellowship. You get to hang out with Carl Minzner and Martin Flaherty, do Chinese law stuff, and live in New York City - and get paid for it! Application deadline is...
  • Mar 9

    Human Rights Watch seeks China researcher

    Human Rights Watch seeks China researcher
    The headline says it all. They need a replacement for the irreplaceable Nicholas Bequelin, who is moving on to be the Regional Director for East Asia for Amnesty International. Here's the announcement.
Rank this Week: 2342

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 20

    The Pulitzer Prizes, 2015

    The Pulitzer Prizes, 2015
    The 2015 list of Pulitzer Prize winners is out: here's the list, from the Pulitzer Prize website. Among the winners: The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., for public service, The Seattle Times, for breaking news reporting, Carol D.…
  • Apr 16

    Fans, Norms, and Copyright

    Fans, Norms, and Copyright
    Stacey Lantagne, University of Mississippi School of Law, is publishing The Copymark Creep: How the Normative Standards of Fan Communities Can Rescue Copyright in the 2016 volume of the Georgia State University Law Review. Here is the…
  • Apr 16

    Trolling For Doe

    Trolling For Doe
    Brad A. Greenberg, Columbia University Law School and Yale Information Society Law Project has published Copyright Trolls and the Common Law at 100 Iowa Law Review Bulletin 77 (2015). Here is the abstract. Copyright trolls have been treated…
Rank this Week: 2396

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/
  • Apr 20

    U.S. v. Mazzarella (9th Cir. - April 20, 2015)

    U.S. v. Mazzarella (9th Cir. - April 20, 2015)
    Judge Gould remands this conviction back to the district court for some additional factfinding.  With a reminder that prosecutors are under an obligation to do justice, not merely to secure convictions.My guess is that there might be a…
  • Apr 17

    Carlwig v. Carlwig (9th Cir. - April 17, 2015)

    Carlwig v. Carlwig (9th Cir. - April 17, 2015)
    I'm confused.I get that under the relevant child abduction treaty, federal courts sometimes have to wade into family law questions.  So while "Carlwig v. Carlwig" is a typical caption for a state court case, it's presence in the federal…
  • Apr 16

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)
    All that work -- which I discussed here -- was for nothing."Never mind."
Rank this Week: 700

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

Covers legal education and the legal industry. By Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Apr 20

    Q&A With Student Newspaper

    Q&A With Student Newspaper
    I did an email interview with The Advocate, our law students’ newspaper. I tried to have some fun with it. The Q&A: 1. What is your favorite summer memory to date? The summer when I got my first real six-string....
  • Mar 12

    Reflections on the Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference Serie

    Reflections on the Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference Serie
    A student reporter for our law school newspaper emailed me some questions about our Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference. Writing up my thoughts reminded me that we lack a good historical repository for the conference. In this post,…
  • Mar 10

    Slinky Interview for Hsu Untied

    Slinky Interview for Hsu Untied
    Last summer, I interviewed with Richard Hsu, a partner at Shearman & Sterling, as part of his series of interviews about lawyers with unusual hobbies. Naturally, we discussed my love for slinkies. Listen to the interview. The Recorder…
Rank this Week: 1538

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/
  • Apr 20

    Tekle on Percent-for-Art Ordinance

    Tekle on Percent-for-Art Ordinance
    Asmara Tekle (Texas Southern) has just posted Rectifying These Mean Streets: Percent-for-Art Ordinances, Street Furniture, and the New Streetscape, which is forthcoming in the Kentucky Law Journal. Here is the abstract: Percent-for-art…
  • Apr 18

    Michael Gerrard on Climate Change and Land Use Law

    Michael Gerrard on Climate Change and Land Use Law
    Michael Gerrard (Columbia) gave Vermont Law's Williams Lecture on April 9 speaking about Climate Change and Land Use Law. Watch it here.
  • Apr 17

    Touro Law hosts First Annual Conference of the Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute

    Touro Law hosts First Annual Conference of the Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute
    I am late on blogging this, but I wanted to offer congratulations to Sarah Adams-Schoen and the new Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute at Touro, which held its first held its first conference yesterday. The line-up is…
Rank this Week: 4484

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    The sex discrimination argument for same-sex marriage, in USA Today

    The sex discrimination argument for same-sex marriage, in USA Today
    I have argued for many years that denying same-sex couples the right to marry is sex discrimination.  This time, though, I've got a bigger audience:  a column, coauthored with George Mason law professor Ilya Somin​, in today's…
  • Apr 18

    The canard of "lawful presence" status in the Texas challenge to the DAPA policy

    The canard of "lawful presence" status in the Texas challenge to the DAPA policy
    You can listen here to yesterday's Fifth Circuit oral argument (before Judges Smith, Elrod and Higginson) in Texas's challenge to DHS's “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans" (DAPA) immigration policy.  The argument ranged…
  • Apr 17

    New Annual Book Review Issue of Tulsa Law Review Now Available

    New Annual Book Review Issue of Tulsa Law Review Now Available
    My co-editor Ken Kersch and I are pleased to announce that the fifth annual book review issue of the Tulsa Law Review (our second as co-editors) is now available online and in print.  This issue (Volume 50, Issue 2, 2014) includes…
Rank this Week: 2520

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Apr 20

    Coexisting: When a Mountain Lion Lives Under the House

    Coexisting: When a Mountain Lion Lives Under the House
    Jennifer Molidor When we take away wild places for wild animals, those animals find ways of showing up in our backyard. When that animal is a predator all hell breaks loose, suburban-wild style. This was exemplified by last week’s…
  • Apr 17

    Chicago Animal Law Symposium

    Chicago Animal Law Symposium
    On Saturday, April 4, over 70 law students and animal advocates came together to attend the first symposium of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund’s (SALDF) Chicago regional network. At this cutting-edge event, top experts discussed…
  • Apr 16

    Animal Law Position at Harvard

    Animal Law Position at Harvard
    David Cassuto Harvard has a brand new Animal Law Program and is looking for an Executive Director.   This is a great opportunity. Details here.
Rank this Week: 4476

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: 636

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Apr 20

    Israel Reflections 2015 — The Election

    Israel Reflections 2015 — The Election
    I know you are all bereft at the thought of the final Israel blog posts!  I’ll be sharing two from my students this week.  The first is on the Israeli elections.  Our trip was perfectly timed right before the Israeli…
  • Apr 17

    Crowdfunding and Sport: How Soon Until the Fans Own the Franchise?

    Crowdfunding and Sport: How Soon Until the Fans Own the Franchise?
    The latest issue of the Marquette Sports Law Review is now available online.  This is a faculty symposium issue.  I am proud to have my article, “Crowdfunding and Sport: How Soon Until the Fans Own the Franchise?,”…
  • Apr 16

    New Law School Poll Results Generate Great Interest Quickly

    New Law School Poll Results Generate Great Interest Quickly
    The passage of time was one of the reasons why the release of a new round of Marquette Law School Poll results on Thursday drew such strong interest. It was the first round of Law School polling since shortly before the general election…
Rank this Week: 2883

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 20

    Guest Post: The Status of the Territory Unchanged: Russia’s Treaties with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Georgia

    Guest Post: The Status of the Territory Unchanged: Russia’s Treaties with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Georgia
    by Natia Kalandarishvili-Mueller by Natia Kalandarishvili-Mueller [Natia Kalandarishvili-Mueller is a Lecturer in Humanitarian Law at Tbilisi State University, Institute of International Law, Faculty of Law, and a PhD Candidate at the…
  • Apr 20

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, April 20, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, April 20, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Africa Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir will travel to Indonesia on Monday for a summit, Sudan’s foreign ministry said, in his first trip outside of Africa or the Middle East in nearly…
  • Apr 19

    Events and Announcements: April 19, 2015

    Events and Announcements: April 19, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Calls for Papers Call for papers for ‘The Latin American Challenge to the Current System of Investor-State Dispute Settlement’ will analyze current developments and the proposed design of…
Rank this Week: 4834

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Apr 20

    Great essay about legal education by Dean Jeremy Paul (Northeastern)

    Great essay about legal education by Dean Jeremy Paul (Northeastern)
    Jeremy has written a wonderful piece in the New York Law Journal about the changes that are/should be/will be happening in legal education, and what will/should remain intact: "Changing the 'How' But Not the 'Why.'"
  • Apr 15

    Mike Schill to be new President of University of Oregon

    Mike Schill to be new President of University of Oregon
    http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2015/04/new_university_of_oregon_presi_1.html Congratulations Mike!
  • Apr 14

    Law Professors and Flat-Earther

    Law Professors and Flat-Earther
    This blog post from Stephen Diamond, via Brian Leiter, nicely collects the criticism of Paul Campos's recent editorial in the New York Times on the rising cost of higher education. Rather than piling onto the criticism, I'd like to use...
Rank this Week: 2200

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 20

    Home invasions come home to roost

    Home invasions come home to roost
    Conservatives (not all of them) loved it when we got tough on “crime.” No knock warrants, militarized police, doors bashed down, homes invaded, it all worked to keep a little Reagan-inspired law and order. Now a conservative…
  • Apr 20

    Another Good Reason to have Law Profs Who have Done the Job

    Another Good Reason to have Law Profs Who have Done the Job
    Legal academia largely rejects the notion that professors should have practice experience. Yeah, its the only profession in the world where you teach people to do something, and it is a disadvantage to have actually done the job you’re…
  • Apr 19

    Who wants to kill Nevada’s Anti-SLAPP statute?

    Who wants to kill Nevada’s Anti-SLAPP statute?
    Well, it looks like we know who pushed to kill Nevada’s Anti-SLAPP statute. Watch here, as Mitch Langberg is introduced and bullshits the legislature like the sleazy piece of crap that he is. Video here. And why? Because he got the shit…
Rank this Week: 1460

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/
Rank this Week: 2193

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Apr 20

    Where the West begin

    Where the West begin
    Out where the handclasp’s a little stronger, Out where the smile dwells a little longer, That’s where the West begins; Out where the sun is a little brighter, Where the snows that fall are a trifler whiter, Where the bonds of home…
  • Apr 19

    “Out Where The West Begins”

    “Out Where The West Begins”
    My Washington Examiner column Monday concerns the new book Out Where The West Begins by Phil Anschutz –and the 2016 GOP race. The book is a wonderful read, and for reasons discussed in the column, a very useful one for anyone questing…
  • Apr 17

    NBC’s Chuck Todd On The Start Of Campaign 2016

    NBC’s Chuck Todd On The Start Of Campaign 2016
    NBC’s Chuck Todd joined me on Friday’s show: Audio: 04-17hhs-todd Transcript: HH: Beginning this hour with Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s Meet The Press on Sunday. Chuck, with everything going on, including the consulate bombing…
Rank this Week: 1771

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Apr 20

    Teacher Effectiveness, Resource Inequity, and the Fallacy of Teacher Tenure Assumption

    Teacher Effectiveness, Resource Inequity, and the Fallacy of Teacher Tenure Assumption
    Bruce Baker posted what may be the best school finance and teacher quality post in a while. He was responding to the New York State Education Department's most recent response to the fact that students in high poverty schools in the state…
  • Apr 17

    NCLB Reauthorization to Move to Full Senate

    NCLB Reauthorization to Move to Full Senate
    After languishing for the better part of a decade with no real prospects of forward movement, reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is starting to defy odds. After President Obama indicated he would veto the republican…
  • Apr 16

    Female Teacher’s Discrimination Suit Can Proceed Against District Alleged to Prefer Male Coaches as Driver’s Ed Teacher

    Female Teacher’s Discrimination Suit Can Proceed Against District Alleged to Prefer Male Coaches as Driver’s Ed Teacher
    A federal district court in Alabama recently allowed a female teacher’s gender discrimination claim to proceed upon her sufficient showing that a school district preferred male employees as a driver’s education teachers. A female teacher…
Rank this Week: 2205

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/
  • Apr 20

    Another Tax Simplification Idea

    Another Tax Simplification Idea
    According to this recent article, Philadelphia’s City Controller has determined that many real estate agents doing business in Philadelphia do not have a city business license or a city tax account. The controller estimates almost…
  • Apr 17

    Here’s A Tax Reform Idea . . . That Probably Won’t Fly

    Here’s A Tax Reform Idea . . . That Probably Won’t Fly
    As described in a recent article, Congressional tax writers are looking for a way to give to partners and S corporation shareholders the benefit of the reduced tax rates that are planned for C corporations. They do not want to lower the…
  • Apr 15

    Free Houses, Free Land: Gross Income?

    Free Houses, Free Land: Gross Income?
    For those seeking free houses and free land, The Penny Hoarder has a list of cities that are giving away houses that need fixing up, cash rewards to people renting living space in the city, and cash rewards to people who live and work in the…
Rank this Week: 2517