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Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

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

    Single-Point-of-Entry: No Bank Left Behind

    Single-Point-of-Entry: No Bank Left Behind
    Last December the FDIC put out for comment a proposal for a Single-Point-of-Entry (SPOE) Strategy to implement its Orderly Liquidation Authority (OLA) under Title II of Dodd-Frank. Single-Point-of-Entry has gotten a lot of policy traction.…
  • Aug 28

    With a whole lot more

    With a whole lot more
    Thoughts on cramdown and "make whole" call provisions, over at Dealb%k.
  • Aug 26

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance
    Mark Fogarty has a nice write-up in National Mortgage News of a book chapter about duties to serve in housing finance that I wrote with Jannecke Ratcliffe for a volume entitled Homeownership Built to Last (Brookings/Joint Center on Housing…
Rank this Week: 213

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Aug 29

    Hello You Must Be Going

    Hello You Must Be Going
    An Oklahoma attorney found to have engaged in unauthorized Colorado practice has been disbarred in Colorado. The attorney had purchased two Colorado accounting firms in partnership with a Colorado accountant. Over a three-year period, he set…
  • Aug 29

    Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect

    Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect
    The New Hampshire Supreme Court has held that decision of the United States Supreme Court prohibiting mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders must be applied retroactively to persons convicted prior…
  • Aug 28

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation

    Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation
    The standard of proof for a violation of disciplinary probation is clear and convincing evidence, according to a recent decision of the North Dakota Supreme Court. The court found that the attorney-probationer had charged excessive fees and…
Rank this Week: 224

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
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
  • Jul 2

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More
    A few times per year, I have been sharing a “Head of School’s bookshelf” with community members at Phillips Academy.  It comes this time in two parts: 1) six books that are among those I’ve read in the past few…
  • Jun 26

    The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture

    The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture
    Originally posted on Quartz:There’s a problem with Silicon Valley and the subcultures that imitate it. It’s a design bug woven into people’s identities and sense of self-worth. Influential and otherwise very smart people…
Rank this Week: 228

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

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

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.
    The Connecticut Bar Association voted on whether to sign onto a brief in support of a firearms law. The House of Delegates voted yes, 2-1, but there was a referendum petition. A vote was taken. By a vote of 734-729 (5 votes), the members…
  • Aug 20

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.
    The Connecticut Bar Association voted on whether to sign onto a brief in support of a firearms law. The House of Delegates voted yes, 2-1, but there was a referendum petition. A vote was taken. By a vote of 734-729 (5 votes), the members…
  • Aug 12

    That’s one way to do it

    That’s one way to do it
    It is a pretty common story — “christians” protest other people having fun. In this case, a church in Ohio decided that it is their business to protest a strip club and to harass its patrons. What makes the story uncommon…
Rank this Week: 252

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Call for Paper

    Call for Paper
    Download Call for Papers here (Friday, September 19th Deadline) for the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting. MR
  • Aug 28

    The Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference

    The Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference
    Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a working-paper conference that we are planning to hold in the days before the AALS mid-year family law conference in Orlando next summer. Our group, the Family Law Scholars...
  • Aug 5

    Girls Don't Cause Divorce

    Girls Don't Cause Divorce
    From Slate: For years, researchers have observed a correlation between U.S. couples with daughters and their likelihood of divorce, which tends to be somewhat higher than for couples with sons. In both academic circles and in popular culture,…
Rank this Week: 260

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

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

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 31, 2014)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 31, 2014)
    "business is...so in thrall to finance, that capital accumulation is their primary goal, rather than value creation" http://t.co/J9yA0hkJTs— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 31, 2014 “we now have more business income in…
  • Aug 30

    MBS Settlements – The Money Got Lost in Standing

    MBS Settlements – The Money Got Lost in Standing
    Adam Levitin at Credit Slips has an interesting breakdown of MBS litigation settlements. He points out that of the $94.6 billion in settlement funds, only 2% has gone to private investors alleging securities-fraud-type claims. He concludes:…
  • Aug 29

    Law Professor Position - California Western School of Law

    Law Professor Position - California Western School of Law
    A California Western faculty member provided me with the announcement below (the emphasis is mine for the benefit of our readers): CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW in San Diego invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track faculty…
Rank this Week: 263

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    The Contracts LibGuide, Season 2

    The Contracts LibGuide, Season 2
    Last year, I started teaching my first-year contracts course with the aid of a LibGuide, as discussed in this previous post. To review, here are the advantages of the LibGuide I have all the cases, as well as links to...
  • Aug 29

    ADR Section’s Eighth Annual Works-in-Progress Conference

    ADR Section’s Eighth Annual Works-in-Progress Conference
    If you write about arbitration, dispute resolution in general, or related topics (mandatory arbitration clauses come immediately to mind), you may be interested in presenting your current research at the AALS ADR Section’s Eighth Annual…
  • Aug 28

    FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Ninth Circuit Find

    FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Ninth Circuit Find
    "Fedexgroundtruck" by Coolcaesar at en.wikipedia - According to FedEx, the people who drive up to your house in FedEx trucks, wearing FedEx uniforms and delivering FedEx packages are not FedEx employees. They are independent…
Rank this Week: 267

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 29

    Guest Bloggers Wanted

    Guest Bloggers Wanted
    As the summer turns to fall, we're looking for a few guest bloggers to join us. If you're interested, please drop me an email. Guest stints generally last about a month, and we hope you'll post at around twice a...
  • Aug 29

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London

    The Most Apologetic Building in All of London
    This is what happens when you violate a covenant held by the Duke of Bedford. Story here.
  • Aug 29

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie

    Martin on Federalism and the Fight Against Vacant Propertie
    Benton Martin (Independent) has posted Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties (Urban Lawyer) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Cities possess a far greater ability to be trailblazers on a national…
Rank this Week: 274

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
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
  • May 29

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer
    Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. David has been involved in the Internet space more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, starting with PayPal in 1999. He…
Rank this Week: 290

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: 299

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/
  • Aug 28

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Is There Such a Thing as a 'Good Psychopath'? NPR: The Protojournalist In The Popular Press: Using Light Technique, Scientists Find Dimmer Switch for Memories in Mice, NY Times Scientists Turn Bad…
  • Aug 28

    "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience"

    "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience"
    Recently published in Neuroethics: "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience," by Sylvia Terbeck and Laurence Paul Chesterman Abstract Arguments in the neuroenhancement debate are sometimes…
  • Aug 27

    "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement"

    "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement"
    Recently published in Neuroethics: "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement," by Nicholas S. F itz, Roland Nadler, Praveena Manogaran, Eugene W. J. Chong, and Peter B. Reiner. Abstract Vigorous debate over the moral propriety of…
Rank this Week: 302

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: 310

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/
  • Aug 29

    Authors Needed! Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court

    Authors Needed! Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
    The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of revised opinions and commentary for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court. This edited volume is a collaborative…
  • Aug 28

    Supreme Court Review and Preview

    Supreme Court Review and Preview
    The John Marshall Law School will hold a U.S. Supreme Court Review and Preview Program from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 19, 2014. The law school is located at 315 S. Plymouth Court in Chicago. (mew) Related articles...
  • Aug 25

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor
    Coleen Barger has been named Ben J. Altheimer Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Among her many contributions to the legal writing field, she is a co-author of the ALWD Citation Guide and is...
Rank this Week: 324

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

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

    America's Rural Lawyer Shortage (Or Why Students Should Get to Know Retiring Lawyers...)

    America's Rural Lawyer Shortage (Or Why Students Should Get to Know Retiring Lawyers...)
    A number of law students I have known have found great jobs in recent years in smaller communities. Here is more evidence of the reason, from the Washington Post, as reported by Danielle Paquette: "8,500 residents, 12 Attorneys:…
  • Aug 31

    Is There A Billing Code for That?

    Is There A Billing Code for That?
    Recently I participated in a series of roundtable discussions about end-of-life decision making and care. Community members, doctors, hospital staff and representatives of long-term care providers participated. There were several memorable…
  • Aug 29

    "Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me"

    "Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me"
    Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzhemier's disease in 2011, and with his wife, he bravely told the public. What happened next -- on his "Goodbye Tour"-- has been turned into a vivid, moving film. The trailer of "Glen Campbell…
Rank this Week: 334

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Text Messages, Hearsay and Attempting to Promote Prostitution

    Text Messages, Hearsay and Attempting to Promote Prostitution
    After John Elwood Causey, Jr. was convicted of “attempting to promote prostitution” in violation of Oregon Revised Statutes § 167.012(1)(d)”, he appealed.  State v. Causey, 2014 WL 4100645 (Court of Appeals of…
  • Aug 27

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment
    After “a bench trial on stipulated facts” in the Superior Court of Pima County, Michael Pharis was convicted of seven counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of fifteen, two counts of child molestation, and seven…
  • Aug 25

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President
    After a jury convicted Christopher Castillo “of making a threat to injure or kill the President of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 871(a)”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Castillo, 564 Fed. Appx. 500 (U.S.…
Rank this Week: 335

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/
  • Aug 29

    Do you have a land use law event coming up? Tell us about it!

    Do you have a land use law event coming up? Tell us about it!
    We make every effort at the blog to publicize as many land use law events as possible. Given the blog's readership, we tend to focus on events held at law schools and practitioner events that are national in scope. That...
  • Aug 28

    Martin's new article: Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Propertie

    Martin's new article: Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Propertie
    Benton C. Martin (unaffiliated) recently published, Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties, in the spring edition of Urban Lawyer. Here is the abstract: Cities possess a far greater ability to be…
  • Aug 26

    Historic Preservation During an Age of Fiscal Pressure

    Historic Preservation During an Age of Fiscal Pressure
    Funds for historic preservation programs, particularly those dealing with identifying, cataloguing, and managing historic resources, are typically slashed when the economy sputters. Right now is such a time. In my previous post, I discussed…
Rank this Week: 340

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: 353

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: 365

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 29

    MICRA Cap Increase Rider: Physician Drug-Testing

    MICRA Cap Increase Rider: Physician Drug-Testing
    Prop 46, a California ballot initiative to raise the 1975 non-economic damages cap from $250,000 to $1.1M, includes a rider: physician drug-testing. The two are joined in the "Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act of 2014."…
  • Aug 28

    McBride on Tort & Human Flourishing

    McBride on Tort & Human Flourishing
    Nicholas McBride (Cambridge) has posted to SSRN Tort Law and Human Flourishing. The abstract provides: This is the second in a loose ‘trilogy’ of three papers that I presented at successive Obligations conferences: Obligations V (at the…
  • Aug 26

    AL: Two Views on Generic Drug Labels and Responsibility for Injurie

    AL: Two Views on Generic Drug Labels and Responsibility for Injurie
    The Alabama Supreme Court recently denied rehearing in Weeks v. Wyeth, letting stand a holding that name-brand manufacturers can be liable for misrepresentations or failures to warn in regard to generic drugs they did not manufacture or…
Rank this Week: 372

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 27

    BC Court Rules on Signing Away Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

    BC Court Rules on Signing Away Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
    Canadian privacy law has long been reliant on the principle of "reasonable expectation of privacy."  The principle is particularly important with respect to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as the Supreme Court of Canada has held that…
  • Aug 27

    What’s a ‘Reasonable Expectation’ of Privacy?

    What’s a ‘Reasonable Expectation’ of Privacy?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 23, 2014 as What’s a ‘Reasonable Expectation” of Privacy? Canadian privacy law has long been reliant on the principle of “reasonable expectation of privacy.”  The…
  • Aug 21

    How Canada Shaped the Copyright Rules in the EU Trade Deal

    How Canada Shaped the Copyright Rules in the EU Trade Deal
    In late December 2009, Wikileaks, the website that publishes secret government information, posted a copy of the draft intellectual property chapter of the Canada - European Trade Agreement (CETA). The CETA deal was still years from…
Rank this Week: 375

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Aug 22

    Sampling in CAFA litigation

    Sampling in CAFA litigation
    In a recent decision authored by Judge Easterbrook, the 7th Circuit suggested that plaintiffs looking to prove that their case falls under the "home state exception" to CAFA can use sampling and extrapolation to prove their…
  • Aug 4

    Silver and Hyman on Medical Malpractice Litigation

    Silver and Hyman on Medical Malpractice Litigation
    Professors Charlie Silver and David Hyman have posted their latest article, "Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Justice-Talk and the Future of Medical Malpractice Litigation," on SSRN. Their article studies the people behind the…
  • Aug 4

    Mullenix on Compensation Fund

    Mullenix on Compensation Fund
    Professor Linda Mullenix has posted a new article titled "Designing Compensatory Funds: In Search of First Principles" on SSRN. It takes on several high-profile compensation funds and may have something of interest to say about how…
Rank this Week: 377

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
  • 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…
  • Jun 29

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View
    All of the interest in the Supreme Court tomorrow is likely to be focused on Hobby Lobby and, to a lesser extent, Harris v. Quinn. But I’ll be watching something that happens before either of those decisions is announced. I’ll…
Rank this Week: 400

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.
    Proof?  My latest proofreading affidavit for my students (here).
  • Aug 19

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.
    I give up.  I have owned eight of your Airport Time Machines.  Eight.  And the number of them that have failed catastrophically?  EIGHT, including the replacement one that the Apple Genius gave me yesterday (w/o a receipt,…
  • Aug 18

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!
    His post over at The Faculty Lounge is superb in its dissection of the Salaita issues.  My only tiny quibble is that I'm totally ok with Illinois's decision not to hire Salaita.
Rank this Week: 419

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/
  • Jun 7

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury
    A new study of homeless men found that 45% of the subjects surveyed had experienced traumatic brain injuries in the past.“You could see how it would happen,” says Jane Topolovec-Vranic, a researcher in trauma and neurosurgery at…
  • Jun 7

    If homeless people had a safe place to live, taxpayers could save million

    If homeless people had a safe place to live, taxpayers could save million
    In a world where money talks, evidence that putting a roof over someone's head is a boon to city budgets could be the incentive cities need to build housing for the homeless.Researchers at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte's…
  • Jun 7

    A Kissimmee native's view of homelessne

    A Kissimmee native's view of homelessne
    "Really it’s just a roll of the dice when you think about it, what separates you from the family living in the hotel room down the road," writes Samantha Stonebraker-Bailey. "When you can humble yourself to think about it, it’s…
Rank this Week: 429

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/
  • Aug 29

    Apple’s mHealth Rules Fear to Tread Where Our Privacy Laws Fall Short

    Apple’s mHealth Rules Fear to Tread Where Our Privacy Laws Fall Short
    Cross-Posted from Bill of Health On September 9 Apple is hosting its ‘Wish We Could Say More’ event. In the interim we will be deluged with usually uninformed speculation about the new iPhone, an iWatch wearable, and who knows what...
  • Aug 28

    Public Health Trumps Corporate Speech

    Public Health Trumps Corporate Speech
    Reversing its previous deference to corporate speech interests, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit came down in favor of consumer protection in a July 29 decision. In American Meat Institute v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, the…
  • Aug 27

    Guest Blogger Visiting Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch: Bioethics Fact and Fiction in Lifetime’s The Lottery

    Guest Blogger Visiting Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch: Bioethics Fact and Fiction in Lifetime’s The Lottery
    (Warning: this post discusses the pilot episode of the Lottery, a show that debuted on Lifetime in mid-July. If you want to be surprised by the basic plot elements of the show, perhaps hold off on reading this…). I have...
Rank this Week: 455

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Does Josh Gordon have a legal case against the NFL?

    Does Josh Gordon have a legal case against the NFL?
    In a new column for Sports Illustrated, I'm pessimistic that Josh Gordon -- suspended for the 2014 season -- would be able to take on and beat the NFL in court.
  • Aug 28

    Donald Sterling fails to file timely appeal to California Supreme Court

    Donald Sterling fails to file timely appeal to California Supreme Court
    Dan Wallach noticed and investigated that Donald Sterling failed to file an appeal to the California Supreme Court by Monday's deadline.  I write about the impact of Sterling's inaction in a new piece for Sports Illustrated.
  • Aug 23

    What we call our team

    What we call our team
    Various broadcasters and sports media outlets supposedly are not going to use the nickname of the Washington NFL team this season, presumably referring to them as "Washington" or "the Washington team."In the mid-'90s, Baltimore got a CFL team…
Rank this Week: 462

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Aug 28

    Money and the Democrat

    Money and the Democrat
    In a series of well known decisions, Republicans on the Supreme Court have made it easy for big money to influence the outcome of election campaigns. The cynical side of me suggests that it is not a coincidence that these decisions are likely…
  • Aug 26

    Indic Traditions & Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism

    Indic Traditions & Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism
    One of our foremost scholars of Indic philosophies, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, has an important guest-post at the Indian Philosophy blog: “On the possibility and nature of neurophilosophical study of Indic traditions.” I happen to…
  • Aug 22

    Frank Talk about Women and the Catholic Hierarchy

    Frank Talk about Women and the Catholic Hierarchy
    Sister Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J. is a prominent Catholic theologian whose book Quest for a Living God was criticized by a committee of American Bishops for not toeing the Vatican line. I would ordinarily regard this as a description and not a…
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Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 475

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/
  • Aug 30

    Proposed FRCP Amendments Aim to Shorten Deadline

    Proposed FRCP Amendments Aim to Shorten Deadline
    Continuing my ongoing review of the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure currently pending before the Judicial Conference of the United States, I move on to one of the changes proposed to Rule 16: the shortening by...
  • Aug 26

    A Review of the Proposed Change to FRCP 4(m)

    A Review of the Proposed Change to FRCP 4(m)
    In my intended continuing series reviewing the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure currently pending before the Judicial Conference of the United States, I move on to Rule 4(m). For background, see my earlier post…
  • Aug 25

    Breaking News: Burger King to Move to Canada?!?!

    Breaking News: Burger King to Move to Canada?!?!
    The New York Times reports that Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons and move its headquarters to Canada. Will civil procedure ever be the same? Start drafting those new choice-of-law clauses now! RJE
Rank this Week: 473

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 29

    Defining Corruption (Or How Tim Wu Could Become Governor of New York)

    Defining Corruption (Or How Tim Wu Could Become Governor of New York)
    by Michael DorfA recent New Yorker article by Jill Lepore uses the Democratic primary challenge by Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo as an occasion to problematize the concept of political corruption. I…
  • Aug 28

    The Same Answer for Every Problem: Idees Fixes in Sports, Teaching, and Social Security

    The Same Answer for Every Problem: Idees Fixes in Sports, Teaching, and Social Security
    -- Posted by Neil H. Buchanan[Note to Readers: My new Verdict column was published this morning: "One Wrong Answer to Some Very Important Questions: Understanding Why Cash Payments to College Athletes is a Bad Idea."  I discuss that…
  • Aug 27

    Ferguson, Broken Windows, and de Blasio's Dilemma

    Ferguson, Broken Windows, and de Blasio's Dilemma
    by Michael DorfIn my new Verdict column I endorse the proposal for police to be equipped with wearable cameras to record police-citizen interactions. I note the legitimate concerns raised by these proposals but conclude that they can be…
Rank this Week: 486

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 487

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 7

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 495

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

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

    International Law Weekend in New York

    International Law Weekend in New York
    The American Branch of the International Law Association and the International Law Students Association present an annual International Law Weekend conference. It's well attended, interesting, and a good reason to spend a weekend in New York.…
  • Aug 31

    International Courts and Legitimacy

    International Courts and Legitimacy
    The University of Baltimore School of Law will host a symposium on "Legitimacy and International Courts" on September 18-19, 2014 at the Angelos Law Center in Baltimore. Symposium participants include Professor Andrea Bjorkland…
  • Aug 29

    Call for Papers: International Human Rights Law

    Call for Papers: International Human Rights Law
    CALL FOR PAPERS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS -- NEW VOICES PANEL ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW SCHOOLS (AALS) January 2-5, 2015, Washington, D.C. The AALS Section on International Human Rights has issued a call for papers…
Rank this Week: 505

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
  • Aug 20

    When Can an Animal be Seized as Evidence?

    When Can an Animal be Seized as Evidence?
    Seth Victor A provocative case came out of the Oregon Supreme Court two weeks ago addressing a warrantless seizure of a horse that was used to convict the defendants of animal abuse. As Animal Legal Defense Fund…
  • Aug 17

    Stop a depraved ‘predator derby’ on your public land

    Stop a depraved ‘predator derby’ on your public land
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations Q: What do coyotes, skunks, weasels, jackrabbits, raccoons, starlings, and grey wolves in Idaho have in common? A: An arsenal of bullets heading their way. Why? All are designated as…
  • Aug 15

    Fur farms: Whom would Jesus skin?

    Fur farms: Whom would Jesus skin?
    Kathleen Stachowski     Other Nations “It’s farming. It is just a different type of farming.” So said Larry Schultz in a bid to move his bobcat fur farm from North Dakota–away from the hustle and bustle of…
Rank this Week: 523

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Aug 14

    Recent Investments in Malaysia, Alitalia Hardly Constitute a Trend

    Recent Investments in Malaysia, Alitalia Hardly Constitute a Trend
    A column in the forthcoming print issue of the Economist uses last week's announcement that Malaysia Airlines may return to full state control as an excuse to criticize governments' unwillingness to allow airlines to fail. Given the unique…
  • Aug 1

    U.S. and India Agree on Aviation Security Equipment Testing Program

    U.S. and India Agree on Aviation Security Equipment Testing Program
    The United States Trade and Development Agency has announced an agreement to work with two Indian agencies, the Airports Authority of India and the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, to develop standards and testing procedures suitable for…
  • Jul 29

    ICAO Announces Task Force on Risk Assessment for Conflict Zone

    ICAO Announces Task Force on Risk Assessment for Conflict Zone
    After meeting with representatives from IATA and other aviation organizations earlier today, ICAO has announced that it will create a task force to study potential policy responses to the security issues raised by the downing of Malaysia…
Rank this Week: 530

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 14

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.
    No matter how much the business lobby complains about the "business costs" of increasing the minimum wage, legislators should look past that self-serving ideology and look at reality. Workers have contributed to increased…
  • Dec 3

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"
    For years (decades, actually), the American pro-wealthy right has argued that lowering corporate tax rates will create jobs. That is the presumed purpose behind the push by Dave Camp to enact a tax reform package with lower corporate rates,…
  • Nov 17

    FATCA Agreement with France

    FATCA Agreement with France
    On November 14, the US Treasury Department announced that it had signed an agreement with France relating to the implementation of the 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) law. That makes the 10th such agreement signed between the…
Rank this Week: 536

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: 538

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 556

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 23

    Organ donations from prisoners: back in the new

    Organ donations from prisoners: back in the new
    I recently came across an open letter to Xi Jinping published in April 2014 in the medical journal Transplantation on behalf of The Transplantation Society. The letter notes with approval the government's adoption of new policies.…
  • Aug 21

    Key primary source documents for Chinese law in translation

    Key primary source documents for Chinese law in translation
    Rachel Stern at Berkeley and PhD student Tobias Smith have done the community a great service in not just putting together a list of key primary source documents in Chinese law and where they can be found, but also uploading...
  • Aug 18

    Protecting your IP in China: the on-line game

    Protecting your IP in China: the on-line game
    Yes, there really is an on-line game (also available in downloadable form) about protecting your IP in China - brought to you by the European Commission's China IPR SME Helpdesk. It's available here. HT to the China Law Blog, which...
Rank this Week: 583

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/
Rank this Week: 623

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: 622

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
  • Aug 29

    Massachusetts at Forefront of Reforming Treatment of Eyewitness Identification Evidence in Court

    Massachusetts at Forefront of Reforming Treatment of Eyewitness Identification Evidence in Court
    By Eric Pilch, Paralegal, Strategic LitigationToday's Innocence Blog features a post by guest blogger Eric Pilch, who works for the Innocence Project's Strategic Litigation Department, identifying promising test cases, evaluating case…
  • Aug 28

    Massachusetts to Evaluate How Eyewitness Identification Testimony is Presented and Evaluated in Court

    Massachusetts to Evaluate How Eyewitness Identification Testimony is Presented and Evaluated in Court
    The Massachusetts Judicial Supreme Court is scheduled to hear from defense attorneys next month about adopting changes in the way eyewitness identification testimony is presented to juries. The Boston Globe reported that four cases will be…
  • Aug 27

    Louisiana Exoneree Seeks Compensation

    Louisiana Exoneree Seeks Compensation
    Nearly three years ago, Michael Williams was exonerated of second-degree murder in Louisiana. According to the American Lawyer, Williams is now seeking compensation from New Orleans and the state for the more than 15 years he spent in prison…
Rank this Week: 653

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: 645

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: 668

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

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

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Aug 25

    Houdini Comes To the Small Screen

    Houdini Comes To the Small Screen
    The Hollywood Reporter's Allison Keene reviews The History Channel's miniseries Houdini, starring Adrien Brody, here. Houdini premieres Labor Day (September 1st) at 9, 8 Central time.
  • Aug 11

    Law Vs. Magic

    Law Vs. Magic
    I came across this review/discussion of Edith Nesbit's The Enchanted Castle by Emily Croy Barker, published in the New York Times last year. Says Ms. Barker, As disciplines, magic and the law are usually considered to have little in…
  • Aug 11

    Legal Magic

    Legal Magic
    More lawyer-magicians: Bill Evans, current President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and David Cohen of Reed Smith. Check out Mr. Cohen's videos: he uses magic to explain some discovery issues and other interesting issues that…
Rank this Week: 672