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M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Nov 25

    Law & Finance of Anti-Takeover Statute

    Law & Finance of Anti-Takeover Statute
    Catan and Kahan have a paper on The Law and Finance of Anti-Takeover Statutes. Lawyers and financial economists have fundamentally different views of anti-takeover statutes. While corporate lawyers and academics generally dismiss these…
  • Nov 24

    MFW's influence

    MFW's influence
    In a sign that Delaware's approach to going private transactions has some legs, an appellate court in NY recently applied the principles of MFW to a going private transaction, thereby aligning New York's law in this area with Delaware's.…
  • Nov 18

    More on ATP and fee-shifting

    More on ATP and fee-shifting
    Stephen Bainbridge weighs in on fee-shifting bylaws and makes the argument that they are necessary to resolve the litigation crisis: There is a serious litigation crisis in American corporate law. As Lisa Rickard recently noted, “where…
Rank this Week: 188

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/
  • Nov 26

    Writing (and grading) Exam Question

    Writing (and grading) Exam Question
    This is the time of year when we craft exam questions and grading grids in anticipation of exams. Aside from Teaching Law by Design (a fabulous resource that I recommend for all new teachers as a great continuing resource for...
  • Nov 25

    A Chance at the Top for Boys AND Girl

    A Chance at the Top for Boys AND Girl
    We want the best for both of my kids, and we are working to help them learn as much as they can about being good people and successful people. We're fortunate that we have a (relatively) stable life, we've had...
  • Nov 24

    Giving Thanks for Motivated and Motivating Student

    Giving Thanks for Motivated and Motivating Student
    Happy Thanksgiving you all! With my co-blogger colleagues here on the BLPB writing various Thanksgiving posts on retail-related and other holiday-oriented business law issues (here and here), I find myself in a Thanksgiving-kind-of-mood. I…
Rank this Week: 198

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: 212

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Nov 26

    New in Print (including a new book!)

    New in Print (including a new book!)
    Steven W. Feldman, Mutual Assent, Normative Degradation, and Mass Market Standard Form Contracts (a two-part critique of Margaret Jane Radin, Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights and the Rule of Law (part I), 62 Clev. St. L. Rev. 373…
  • Nov 25

    More on Non-Disparagement Clause

    More on Non-Disparagement Clause
    According to this story in the Mirror, a couple was charged an extra £100 for posting a review on TripAdvisor describing the Broadway Hotel in Blackpool as a "rotten, stinking hovel." According to the report, the hotel believes…
  • Nov 25

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 291 Use and Perception of International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation: A Preliminary Report on Issues Relating to the Proposed…
Rank this Week: 222

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Nov 25

    Is This Really The Best Case Against Executive Action on Immigration?

    Is This Really The Best Case Against Executive Action on Immigration?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Texas Governor-Elect Greg Abbott put the finest point yet on Republicans' legal case against President Obama over his announcement last week to defer immigration enforcement action against certain…
  • Nov 25

    Georgia High Court Upholds Use of Private Probation Companie

    Georgia High Court Upholds Use of Private Probation Companie
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Georgia Supreme Court yesterday rejected claims by a group of plaintiffs that the state courts' use of private probation companies violated due process. At the same time, however, the court…
  • Nov 21

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School House Republicans filed their expected lawsuit against the Obama administration, arguing that the administration spend money on the Affordable Care Act's insurer offset program without an…
Rank this Week: 233

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/
  • Nov 26

    Domestic Violence Suspension

    Domestic Violence Suspension
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has imposed a suspension of two years and a day for an attorney's domestic violence conviction On or about the evening of July 3, 2011, Respondent's wife and two children were sleeping in their car to...
  • Nov 26

    Neither Doctor Or Lawyer

    Neither Doctor Or Lawyer
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has imposed a two-year suspension of an attorney who also was an opthalmologist. The attorney achieved some level of notoriety last year when the same court suspended her for not having a current email…
  • Nov 26

    Accident Derails Career Of Ohio Bar Applicant

    Accident Derails Career Of Ohio Bar Applicant
    An applicant for admission to the Ohio Bar disclosed two alcohol-related incidents that had taken place in 2010. One involved a reckless driving conviction that was pled down from driving under the influence; the other an open container of…
Rank this Week: 248

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Nov 25

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy
    Maybe privitized streets aren't such a good idea: In September, the operator of the Indiana Toll Road filed for bankruptcy, eight years after inking a $3.8 billion, 75-year concession for the road with the administration of Governor Mitch…
  • Nov 25

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce
    Troy Rule (Arizona State) has posted Legislating for Solar Access: A Guide and Model Ordinance on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Solar energy development is an increasingly attractive way to diversify a community’s energy portfolio, stimulate…
  • Nov 24

    The Downside of North Dakota's Oil Boom

    The Downside of North Dakota's Oil Boom
    More spills, more leaks, more fires: In recent years, as the boom really exploded, the number of reported spills, leaks, fires and blowouts has soared, with an increase in spillage that outpaces the increase in oil production, an…
Rank this Week: 249

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/
  • Nov 19

    McCrum Survives First Motion to Quash Perry Indictment

    McCrum Survives First Motion to Quash Perry Indictment
    Special Prosecutor Mike McCrum has survived an attempt to quash the Rick Perry indictment based on alleged procedural irregularities connected to McCrum's appointment. Courthouse News has the story here. The Order Relating to Authority of…
  • Nov 17

    ABA CJS Task Force Releases Proposed Reforms for Federal Sentencing of Economic Crime

    ABA CJS Task Force Releases Proposed Reforms for Federal Sentencing of Economic Crime
    The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Task Force on the Reform of Federal Sentencing for Economic Crimes has released its final report. The report contains significant proposed amendments to the existing federal sentencing…
  • Oct 31

    3rd Annual ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute

    3rd Annual ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute
    Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of once again attending the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s annual International White Collar Crime Institute in London. This year’s event included a host of excellent speakers from around the world…
Rank this Week: 266

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Nov 18

    Restatement of Copyright?

    Restatement of Copyright?
    The American Law Institute has announced plans to produce a Restatement of Copyright. (Announcement here, including the names of the Reporter (NYU’s Chris Sprigman) and Associate Reporters (Lydia Loren, from Lewis & Clark; Tony…
  • Aug 21

    Innovating Legal Education

    Innovating Legal Education
    A year ago, in late August 2013, I posted a brief bit about my hopes for the coming year from the standpoint of innovation in legal education.  (Here is the link.)  By design, I was somewhat melodramatic and apocalyptic about…
  • Aug 12

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship
    Last week I attended the 14th edition of the “Intellectual Property Scholars Conference,” or IPSC. I came back to Pittsburgh inspired, challenged, and a little … well, down. Did I see into the scholarly soul of the…
Rank this Week: 281

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/
  • Nov 25

    Guest Blog Post: A Writer’s Racialization, and Keeping Black Writers in Their Ethnic Place

    Guest Blog Post: A Writer’s Racialization, and Keeping Black Writers in Their Ethnic Place
    The events in Ferguson Missouri have focused much needed national and global attention on race issues. Although the following guest blog post is not about legal writing, we are pleased to share the insights and challenges from writer Leonce…
  • Nov 25

    One Day Workshops: How About This International Workshop in Detroit?

    One Day Workshops: How About This International Workshop in Detroit?
    One-Day Workshop at the University of Detroit Mercy, co-hosted by the University of Windsor, on Friday, December 5, 2014. Theme: Reaching, Teaching, and Employing Today’s Evolving Law Student The Premise: Students in the “Millennial”…
  • Nov 22

    Mark Wojcik is selected for AALS section award

    Mark Wojcik is selected for AALS section award
    John Marshall's Mark Wojcik has been selected by the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research as the Section Award Winner. The award is based on "service, scholarship, and legal writing program design or other activity…
Rank this Week: 301

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Nov 19

    USA FREEDOM Act stall

    USA FREEDOM Act stall
    Last evening the Senate voted 58-42 to delay implementation of the USA FREEDOM Act with the goal of reforming, albeit modestly, America's controversial domestic surveillance programs. Despite strong support from the technology industry, rare…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2
    Panel 2 of today's PCLOB public hearing explored privacy interests within a counterterrorism context with an emphasis on what impact technology has upon it.  The panel was fairly fluid and free-flowing with discussion, but a few salient…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2
    Today I am attending the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board hearing on "Defining Privacy" here in Washington, DC.  Four sessions are planned for the day, as outlined on the PCLOB agenda, however due to a schedule conflict, I…
Rank this Week: 300

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/
  • Nov 26

    Wilson Named Dean of Tennessee

    Wilson Named Dean of Tennessee
    Professor Melanie Wilson, the associate dean ofacademic affairs at Kansas Law, has been named the new dean of the University of Tennessee School of Law.
  • Nov 25

    Cercone Named Dean of Indiana Tech

    Cercone Named Dean of Indiana Tech
    Indiana Tech School of Law has named Charles Cercone, currently the associate dean of faculty at Thomas Cooley Law, as its new dean.
  • Nov 25

    "Deep Disagreements: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives"

    "Deep Disagreements: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives"
    In Berlin in June. There's also a call for papers.
Rank this Week: 305

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Nov 26

    Jean Braucher, In Memoriam

    Jean Braucher, In Memoriam
    It is with great sadness that I pass along the news that Jean Braucher passed away yesterday. Jean was my co-author, my co-blogger, and my friend. This news came suddenly this morning for all but her closest family and friends...
  • Nov 21

    Some Bibles Are More Exemptable Than Other

    Some Bibles Are More Exemptable Than Other
    I wonder how many Bankruptcy professors have posed a hypothetical about the exemption of a rare Bible worth lots of money? Well, a federal District Court in Illinois had to answer the question for real. The Illinois person property…
  • Nov 20

    Rent Control in New York and Bankruptcy

    Rent Control in New York and Bankruptcy
    Following up on my prior post, the New York Court of Appeals has ruled that a rent stabilized appartment is a public benefit, rather than an asset.
Rank this Week: 310

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
  • Nov 18

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"

    Adam Chilton, "Why We Know Very Little About the Effectiveness of International Law"
    While scholars in most fields argue about how laws can be changed to maximize their effectiveness, scholars of international law still regularly debate whether many of the most prominent international agreements have any effect on state…
  • Nov 13

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote

    Richard Posner, Empirical Legal Studies Conference keynote
    Richard A. Posner, Senior Lecturer in Law and a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, devoted a lunchtime keynote to discussing how judges might receive and view empirical research. Richard A. Posner is a Senior Lecturer in Law at…
  • Nov 7

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"

    Saul Levmore, "How Does Law Work? Concentration and Distribution Strategies"
    Two of the best ideas of the last half-century describe strategies for using legal remedies to solve social problems. One is the concentration of liability on a well-situated problem solver, or “least cost-avoider,” who can always…
Rank this Week: 320

Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

Teknoids are in legal academia, non-profits, the judiciary, and law firms plus others with interests in this area.

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team
    Recently a few members of R Core have indicated that part of what slows down the development of R as a language is that it has become increasingly difficult over the years to achieve consensus among the core developers of the language.…
  • Nov 29

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan
    Turntable for video, err, Pinterest for video, uhhh, video startup Chill is coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content creators to sell their videos directly to fans. After the success of…
  • Nov 29

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
Rank this Week: 318

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Kidnapping, the Mistrial and Juror Misconduct

    Kidnapping, the Mistrial and Juror Misconduct
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of Arkansas:  State v. Riley, 2014 WL 5494168 (2014).  The court begins its opinion by explaining that the State of Arkansas, which prosecuted Quinton Riley for kidnapping,…
  • Nov 24

    The FBI, the Protected Computer and Coram Nobi

    The FBI, the Protected Computer and Coram Nobi
    On December 1, 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice filed an information, alleging that on five occasions between January 19, 2007 and July 5, 2007, [Mark Thomas Rossini] `intentionally and knowingly exceeded his authorized access to a…
  • Nov 21

    PokerStars, Murder and Habeas Corpu

    PokerStars, Murder and Habeas Corpu
    Richard Read “was convicted of murder, following a jury trial, and subsequently was sentenced to fifty years incarceration”, after which he appealed his conviction to the Appellate Court of Connecticut.  Read v. Commissioner…
Rank this Week: 337

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Antitrust professors amicus in O'Bannon

    Antitrust professors amicus in O'Bannon
    A group of antitrust professors has filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit appeal in O'Bannon v. NCAA (media coverage here). I know nothing about antitrust. But the gist of the argument appears to be that once the district court found the…
  • Nov 23

    Slava Voynov’s Immigration Wrinkle to his Domestic Violence Charge

    Slava Voynov’s Immigration Wrinkle to his Domestic Violence Charge
    As the NFL continues to make headlines with its continued domestic violence issues, the NHL proved last month that domestic violence problems are not just limited to pro football. In October, Los Angeles Kings star defenseman Slava Voynov…
  • Nov 21

    Dr. Paul Withers proposal to address issue of NCAA athletes signing autograph

    Dr. Paul Withers proposal to address issue of NCAA athletes signing autograph
    Dr. Paul Withers, an astronomy professor at Boston University, recently emailed me an idea he has to address the issue of NCAA athletes--like Todd Gurley and Johnny Manziel before him--getting in trouble for signing autographs.I've posted Dr.…
Rank this Week: 350

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Nov 26

    Auto Insurance in Ontario

    Auto Insurance in Ontario
    Automobile insurance is more expensive in Ontario than anywhere else in Canada. Last week, in an attempt to reduce costs, the Ontario Government passed "Bill 15," which will: Reduce extraordinarily expensive vehicle storage costs…
  • Nov 25

    Erichson on the NFL Concussion Settlement

    Erichson on the NFL Concussion Settlement
    Over at Mass Tort Profs, Howie Erichson (Fordham) analyzes the NFL concussion settlement. He's not in favor: We have grown so accustomed to "settlement class actions" that we have lost sight of what is strange and troubling about…
  • Nov 24

    Dagan & Dorfman on the Justice of Private Law

    Dagan & Dorfman on the Justice of Private Law
    Hanoch Dagan & Avi Dorfman (Tel Aviv) have posted to SSRN The Justice of Private Law. The abstract provides: Private law is traditionally conceptualized around a commitment to formal freedom and equality, whereas critics of the…
Rank this Week: 384

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/
Rank this Week: 399

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Nov 26

    Is a Patently False Statement Necessarily a "Lie"?

    Is a Patently False Statement Necessarily a "Lie"?
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss the case of Warger v. Shauers.  Warger involves Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b), which prohibits, among other things, the introduction of juror testimony in an effort to…
  • Nov 25

    In Praise of Expert Panels (in Football, at Least)

    In Praise of Expert Panels (in Football, at Least)
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIt is a short holiday week, and even if I had something to say about the big national news story from Ferguson, Missouri, I would rather write about something relatively frivolous.  And, as Professor Dorf's…
  • Nov 22

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement
    by Michael DorfI begin by establishing my disinterested bona fides with respect to the dispute about whether the president has authority to defer deportation of, and other enforcement measures against, undocumented immigrants in certain…
Rank this Week: 419

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/
  • Nov 25

    California appellate court strikes down EIR for San Diego's land use-transportation plan under SB 375

    California appellate court strikes down EIR for San Diego's land use-transportation plan under SB 375
    In 2008, California enacted the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act, typically referred to as SB 375. SB 375 required regional planning agencies to draft plans that would, in effect, reduce GHG emissions by linking land use and…
  • Nov 25

    AirBnB Regulation: New Technologies, Once Again, Challenge Traditional Land Use Law

    AirBnB Regulation: New Technologies, Once Again, Challenge Traditional Land Use Law
    The following is a guest post from John R. Nolon, Pace Distinguished Professor and Counsel to the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School. One of the clinical activities of the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School...
  • Nov 24

    Commissioner's Corner: YouTube links in public comment

    Commissioner's Corner: YouTube links in public comment
    This post is part of a series based upon my experience as a planning commissioner. Last month, I was reviewing staff reports in preparation for a planning commisson hearing and saw something I'd never seen before: buried in a public...
Rank this Week: 429

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Nov 25

    Esposito, McDonnell, Reiser, Yockey, and the HBLR on Social Enterprise

    Esposito, McDonnell, Reiser, Yockey, and the HBLR on Social Enterprise
    The scholarly discussion of social enterprise and hybrid legal entities shows no signs of abating. The most recent crop of articles includes the following four plus an entire issue of the Harvard Business Law Review. Robert T. Esposito (NYU…
  • Nov 24

    Seventh Circuit Rejects Minister Housing Allowance Challenge on Standing Grounds, But . . .

    Seventh Circuit Rejects Minister Housing Allowance Challenge on Standing Grounds, But . . .
    Earlier this month the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion in Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Lew, the Foundation's constitutional challenge to the ministerial housing allowance exclusion from gross income…
  • Nov 24

    Brewer on Recent PLRs regarding Reincorporation/Redomestication of 501(c)(3)

    Brewer on Recent PLRs regarding Reincorporation/Redomestication of 501(c)(3)
    Cass Brewer (Georgia State) provided the following analysis of two recent IRS private letter rulings that may indicate the IRS is rethinking whether a section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation that either changes its category of…
Rank this Week: 430

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Nov 14

    Molly Sauter on “The Coming Swarm” [AUDIO]

    Molly Sauter on “The Coming Swarm” [AUDIO]
    What is the role of the internet in political activism and speech? Is there any room for nuance between “hacking” and “cyber-terrorism?” Molly Sauter — research affiliate at the Berkman Center and author of…
  • Nov 14

    Molly Sauter on “The Coming Swarm”

    Molly Sauter on “The Coming Swarm”
    What is the role of the internet in political activism and speech? Is there any room for nuance between hacking and “cyber-terrorism?” Molly Sauter — research affiliate at the Berkman Center and author of “The Coming…
  • Nov 14

    Brad Smith and Jonathan Zittrain on Privacy, Surveillance, and Rebuilding Trust in Tech [AUDIO]

    Brad Smith and Jonathan Zittrain on Privacy, Surveillance, and Rebuilding Trust in Tech [AUDIO]
    One of the enduring issues in cyberspace is which laws apply to online activities. We see this most clearly today in the reaction to revelations about government surveillance: on one hand, individuals are increasingly seeking assurances that…
Rank this Week: 431

The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

Covers law, politics, pop culture, sports, and a touch of Iowa. By University of Iowa professor Tung Yin.

http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/
  • Apr 21

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk
    It seems quite fitting that the Seattle Seahawks traded for Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. This way, a player who violated NCAA rules about getting free stuff while at Ohio State and then left Ohio State early (after agreeing that he...
  • Apr 5

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

    Play (fantasy) baseball!
    Way back in 2001, I started a fantasy baseball league with fellow lawyers and staff at Munger Tolles & Olson. Naturally, we called the league "BatMungers." Even as several of us left the firm (and in some of our cases,...
  • Apr 2

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....
    I'm not one for sit-coms, so I didn't watch "How I Met Your Mother" during its 9-year-run, but being the avid Entertainment Weekly reader that I am, I know something about the show. So I was mildly curious about how...
Rank this Week: 422

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Nov 17

    Some thoughts on Johnson v. City of Shelby: Does it help make sense of Twombly & Iqbal?

    Some thoughts on Johnson v. City of Shelby: Does it help make sense of Twombly & Iqbal?
    We covered earlier the Supreme Court’s per curiam decision in Johnson v. City of Shelby summarily reversing the Fifth Circuit. It’s a short opinion—just two and a half pages—but it has some important things to say about pleading…
  • Nov 15

    Reaction to SCOTUS Decision in Johnson v. City of Shelby

    Reaction to SCOTUS Decision in Johnson v. City of Shelby
    On Monday we covered Johnson v. City of Shelby, a per curiam Supreme Court decision on pleading that summarily reversed the Fifth Circuit. Here’s some of the coverage of that decision from this past week: City of Shelby: New SCOTUS...
  • Nov 14

    Pfander on Bruhl on the Supreme Court and Lower-Court Precedent

    Pfander on Bruhl on the Supreme Court and Lower-Court Precedent
    Now available on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Jim Pfander entitled How Lower-Court Precedent Affects Supreme Court Precedent. Jim reviews Aaron Bruhl’s recent article, Following Lower-Court Precedent, 81 U. Chi. L. Rev.…
Rank this Week: 440

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/
  • Nov 26

    Is Violent Protest Justified in Ferguson?

    Is Violent Protest Justified in Ferguson?
    Shortly after the Ferguson grand jury announced its decision Monday night, President Obama said: “We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. There are Americans who agree with it, and there are Americans who are…
  • Nov 20

    What's Wrong with the Constitution?

    What's Wrong with the Constitution?
    A recent Princeton study by Martin Gillens and Benjamin I. Page concludes that the U.S. no longer has a democracy. “Using data drawn from over 1,800 different policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, the two conclude that rich,…
  • Nov 16

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation
    Analogous to the Pascalian prescription for acting as if one believes and has faith (‘Follow the way by which they began; by acting as if they believed, taking the holy water, having masses said, etc. Even this will naturally make you…
Rank this Week: 460

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 459

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/
  • Nov 26

    Interprofessional Educational Initiatives "Spreading Like Wildfire"

    Interprofessional Educational Initiatives "Spreading Like Wildfire"
    Dr. Peter Beurhaus from Vanderbuilt University uses a question and answer format with colleagues at his university to explain how Vanderbilt's Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL), established in 2010, has involved "challenges,…
  • Nov 25

    Thank a Caregiver

    Thank a Caregiver
    Ramping up into Thanksgiving celebration, thinking about the things for which we are thankful---how about adding caregivers to that last? Huffintong Post Third Metric ran a three-part series earlier this month on Unsung Heroes: The Face of…
  • Nov 25

    Factors to Consider In Determining Whether to Preserve Elder's Interest in Primary Residence

    Factors to Consider In Determining Whether to Preserve Elder's Interest in Primary Residence
    New Jersey Elder Law Attorney Linda Ershow-Levenberg outlines factual and legal issues to consider in deciding how to handle the family residence in a recent article for Experience, the ABA publication for the Senior Lawyers Division. She…
Rank this Week: 473

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/
  • Nov 21

    The Law's Position on Free Will

    The Law's Position on Free Will
    Will advances in neuroscience radically transform criminal law? Stephen Morse believes they won't. To the extent neuroscience merely gives us a fuller picture of brain mechanisms, he argues, it ought not affect the law because the law does…
  • Nov 20

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): How Bionic Technology Will Change What It Means To Be Human, Vox In The Popular Press: His Brain, Her Brain, Science Scientists Just Rediscovered A Long-Lost Region of the Brain, Vox Are Modafinil's…
  • Nov 18

    The Misreading of Greene and Cohen

    The Misreading of Greene and Cohen
    One of the most cited papers in neurolaw circles is For the Law, Neuroscience Changes Nothing and Everything by Joshua Greene and Jonathan Cohen. Many neurolaw scholars seem taken by its claims that we lack free will and that the...
Rank this Week: 472

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/
  • Nov 18

    The NFL Concussion Settlement: Class Action Exploitation

    The NFL Concussion Settlement: Class Action Exploitation
    By Howard Erichson Tomorrow in Philadelphia, lawyers for the NFL and lawyers for former football players will try to persuade Judge Anita Brody to approve their settlement of claims that the League concealed chronic risks of concussions and…
  • Nov 14

    Plaintiff win in Pelvic Mesh Trial

    Plaintiff win in Pelvic Mesh Trial
    Plaintiffs have won another multi-million dollar verdict in a pelvic mesh trial in Florida. More cases are slated for trial. So far, defendant has won two individual trials and lost one individual trial. This latest loss was a consolidated…
  • Nov 3

    Pelvic Mesh Litigation - Consolidated Sample Trial

    Pelvic Mesh Litigation - Consolidated Sample Trial
    A recent article by Jessica Dye (Thomson Reuters) describes the procedure adopted by Judge Goodwin (U.S.D. So. Dist. W. Va). While Goodwin originally scheduled a series of single-plaintiff bellwether, or test, trials for the federal…
Rank this Week: 495

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Nov 26

    Update: Motion for testing in Rodney Reed case denied by visiting judge

    Update: Motion for testing in Rodney Reed case denied by visiting judge
    Judge Doug Shaver denied the Innocence Project's motion for testing of evidence which could exclude Rodney Reed from involvement in the 1996 murder of 19-year-old Stacey Stites for which he is scheduled to be executed in January. Staff…
  • Nov 25

    Innocence Project Seeks DNA Testing for Death Row Inmate

    Innocence Project Seeks DNA Testing for Death Row Inmate
    Innocence Project staff attorney Bryce Benjet appeared before a Texas court today seeking DNA testing of crime scene evidence that could prove that Rodney Reed is innocent of the 1996 rape and murder of Stacey Stites. Reed, who is scheduled…
  • Nov 24

    Arkansas Woman Seeks Clemency From Governor Beebe

    Arkansas Woman Seeks Clemency From Governor Beebe
    On June 12, 1994, Belynda Goff walked out of her bedroom, where she had been sleeping with her three-year old son, to find her husband, Stephen, lying unconscious just inside the doorway of their apartment. She immediately called to request…
Rank this Week: 505

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

Offers comments on social justice issues, news and court decisions. By Florida A&M College of Law Professor Jacqueline Dowd.

http://jackiedowd.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 13

    California city bans homeless from sleeping outside: If they leave, ‘then that’s their choice’

    California city bans homeless from sleeping outside: If they leave, ‘then that’s their choice’
    Two ordinances aimed at clearing out the homeless population have been passed unanimously by the city council of Manteca, California.One will ban people from sleeping or setting up encampments on any public or private property as of December…
  • Nov 13

    You can't get food in Florida but you can shower in the Vatican

    You can't get food in Florida but you can shower in the Vatican
    The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis plans to build showers for the homeless in St. Peter's Square.The endeavor is a joint project being undertaken by Francis and Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner who, according to…
  • Sep 30

    LA's homeless allowed to live in cars, appeals court rule

    LA's homeless allowed to live in cars, appeals court rule
    A federal appeals court has struck down Los Angeles’ ban on homeless people living in vehicles, declaring that the law “opens the door to discriminatory enforcement” against the poor.A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit…
Rank this Week: 509

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: 522

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: 519

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Oct 31

    IALP Volume 14 Issue 1 Available for Order

    IALP Volume 14 Issue 1 Available for Order
    The Volume 14, Autumn 2014 issue of the International Aviation Law Institutes's journal, Issues in Aviation Law and Policy (IALP), will be arrive in November. The issue will feature a commentary by Enyinnaya Uchenna-Emezue, Addressing the…
  • Oct 24

    Whitaker Discusses NextGen, ICAO at DePaul Event

    Whitaker Discusses NextGen, ICAO at DePaul Event
    Earlier this week, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker spoke at DePaul's College of Law in an event jointly sponsored by the International Aviation Law Institute and the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development. This was the…
  • Oct 21

    Managing Unmanned Air Traffic

    Managing Unmanned Air Traffic
    The MIT Technology Review has an informative article describing some of the technical and regulatory questions facing integration of unmanned aircraft into the existing air traffic control system.
Rank this Week: 523

JURIST - Forum

JURIST - Forum

Op-eds on legal news by law professors and JURIST special guests.

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/index.php
  • Apr 27

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling
    JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that Arizona's new immigration legislation - requiring law enforcement officers to stop everyone whom they have “reasonable suspicion” to believe is an…
  • Apr 22

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy
    JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that a look at recent decisions by Iraq's Federal Supreme Court illustrates the court's growing authority as an independent and legitimate voice…
  • Apr 21

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?
    JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Sanford of the University of Washington School of Law says that although challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are valuable for inspiring dialogue within and…
Rank this Week: 515

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Nov 25

    UN rights chief concerned over ‘disproportionate’ killings of African-Americans by US police

    UN rights chief concerned over ‘disproportionate’ killings of African-Americans by US police
    The decision by a Grand Jury in Missouri to absolve a police officer for the fatal shooting of an African-American teenager has spotlighted broader concerns about institutionalized discrimination across the United States, the top United…
  • Nov 25

    Timor-Leste Puts Judicial Independence at Risk by Dismissing All International Judicial Personnel

    Timor-Leste Puts Judicial Independence at Risk by Dismissing All International Judicial Personnel
    The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, today warned that the audit of the justice sector and the dismissal of all international judicial personnel from Timor-Leste puts at risk the…
  • Nov 24

    Mark Your Calendars: International Law Programs at AALS

    Mark Your Calendars: International Law Programs at AALS
    The American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on International Law is pleased to sponsor two programs at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. from January 3-4, 2015. The first program is called “Adding Foreign and Comparative…
Rank this Week: 537

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/bankruptcyprof_blog/
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 3

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 529

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 581

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Nov 7

    Hypocrisy and human right

    Hypocrisy and human right
    The Chinese government often complains the criticisms of its human rights record are hypocritical. After all, aren't there a lot of problems in Western countries, too? (Typically, the U.S. is always singled out as the representative of…
  • Oct 29

    Annotated version of the Fourth Plenum decision (add your own!)

    Annotated version of the Fourth Plenum decision (add your own!)
    The Fourth Plenum’s Decision is now available on the Law Genius site in annotatable form in both English (translation courtesy of Rogier Creemers and Jeremy Daum) and Chinese. I’ve already added annotations to the English text. By way of…
  • Oct 29

    The Fourth Plenum's "Decision": my take

    The Fourth Plenum's "Decision": my take
    The text of the decision passed by the F...
Rank this Week: 579

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
Rank this Week: 636

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
  • Nov 21

    Mayogate Controversy: Epic Food Fight Over Meaning of ‘Mayo’

    Mayogate Controversy: Epic Food Fight Over Meaning of ‘Mayo’
    Spencer Lo Creating and mainstreaming superior food made solely from plants—especially one that cuts into a giant competitor’s profits—can get you sued: that is what Hampton Creek Foods, a vegan food technology company…
  • Nov 3

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year
    Carmen Parra The Living Planet Index (LPI) from the World Wildlife Fund reported that between 1970 to 2010 there has been a 52% decline in vertebrae species populations on Earth. The study considered 10,380 populations of 3,038 species of…
  • Nov 3

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year
    Carmen Parra The Living Planet Index (LPI) from the World Wildlife Fund reported that between 1970 to 2010 there has been a 52% decline in vertebrae species populations on Earth. The study considered 10,380 populations of 3,038 species of…
Rank this Week: 638

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 641

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Nov 26

    Apps-Solutely Magic!

    Apps-Solutely Magic!
    Kit Eaton of the New York Times offers up reviews of these apps for the SmartPhone that may not turn you into a Vegas conjuror. But they look like fun, anyway.
  • Nov 7

    The Amazing Career of the Amazing Randi

    The Amazing Career of the Amazing Randi
    In the New York Times, a long article about the career and opinions of James "The Amazing" Randi. Adam Higginbotham discusses not just Randi's work but lawsuits brought against him by Uri Geller, and recent problems his longtime…
  • Nov 5

    Coolini!

    Coolini!
    Magician Smoothini on America's Got Talent, courtesy of the San Francisco Globe. More here from the America's Got Talent website.
Rank this Week: 682

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Nov 26

    Carol Todd on Bill C-13: “What Happened to Democracy?”

    Carol Todd on Bill C-13: “What Happened to Democracy?”
    The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights continues its study later today on Bill C-13, the cyber-bullying/lawful access bill that has already passed the House of Commons and seems certain to clear the Senate shortly. I appeared before…
  • Nov 24

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem
    The mounting battle between Uber, the popular app-based car service, and the incumbent taxi industry has featured court dates in Toronto, undercover sting operations in Ottawa, and a marketing campaign designed to stoke fear among potential…
  • Nov 24

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on November 22, 2014 as Why Uber has a Canadian Privacy Problem The mounting battle between Uber, the popular app-based car service, and the incumbent taxi industry has featured court dates in Toronto, undercover…
Rank this Week: 700