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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 21

    Recusal Ordered As Result Of Alleged Threats Against Judge

    Recusal Ordered As Result Of Alleged Threats Against Judge
    The New Jersey Appellate Division has reversed an order denying judicial recusal and ordered that the entire Bergen County judiciary be recused from a criminal case. The reason? The defendant has allegedly threatened the lives of two county…
  • Nov 21

    Law School Application Non-Disclosures Lead To Bar Admission Denial

    Law School Application Non-Disclosures Lead To Bar Admission Denial
    The Ohio Supreme Court has denied an application to sit for the July 2014 bar examination but will permit the applicant to reapply at a later date. The problem involved the applicant's law school admission non-disclosure of alcohol-related…
  • Nov 20

    Unconditionally Rejected

    Unconditionally Rejected
    The Florida Supreme Court has denied admission to an applicant who received his law degree in April 2005 and passed the bar exam in February 2006. The court rejected the recommendation of the Board of Bar Examiners to admit the...
Rank this Week: 218

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Nov 20

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?
    In March 2014, the U.S. Government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA, the Executive Branch’s telecommunications policy agency) abruptly announced that it did not plan to renew its contract with the…
  • Nov 19

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)
    Microsoft and its allies (the Microsoft-funded trade organization FairSearch and the prolific Google critic Ben Edelman) have been highly critical of Google’s use of “secret” contracts to license its proprietary suite of…
  • Nov 13

    Spicy Documents Serve up a Paltry Antitrust Meal

    Spicy Documents Serve up a Paltry Antitrust Meal
    There is always a temptation for antitrust agencies and plaintiffs to center a case around so-called “hot” documents — typically company documents with a snippet or sound-bites extracted, some times out of context. Some…
Rank this Week: 217

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: 211

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Prosecutorial Discretion Through the Looking Gla

    Prosecutorial Discretion Through the Looking Gla
    David Alan Sklansky For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law             For someone like me—a former prosecutor who now teaches and writes about criminal…
  • Nov 21

    Two Rationales for Administrative Relief

    Two Rationales for Administrative Relief
    Ahilan Arulanantham For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration LawMuch of the initial reaction to the President’s newly-announced administrative relief program will likely focus on the decision not to extend relief to the…
  • Nov 21

    Executive Discretion and Congressional Prioritie

    Executive Discretion and Congressional Prioritie
    Adam Cox & Cristina Rodriguez  For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law As we noted last night, in the debate leading up to the President’s announcement of administrative immigration relief, most…
Rank this Week: 227

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 22

    Call for Papers - Fourth European Research Conference on Microfinance

    Call for Papers - Fourth European Research Conference on Microfinance
    CALL FOR PAPERS Fourth European Research Conference on Microfinance 1-3 June 2015 Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva Geneva, Switzerland Access to suitable and affordable finance is a precondition for meeting…
  • Nov 22

    In anticipation of Thanksgiving

    In anticipation of Thanksgiving
    I have something of a follow-up to Haskell's earlier post. While companies like Wal-Mart will be open on Thanksgiving - a decision that has garnered no small amount of public criticism- others have conspicuously declared that they will be…
  • Nov 21

    Writing Retreat (a subtle plea for help)

    Writing Retreat (a subtle plea for help)
    I just booked my hotel for Sunday and Monday for a mini-writing retreat before the Thanksgiving holiday. This has been an effective (although intimidating) format for me in the past to tackle big writing projects (and deadlines). The idea…
Rank this Week: 232

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • 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…
  • Nov 20

    Legal Authority for President Obama's Immigration Action

    Legal Authority for President Obama's Immigration Action
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Office of Legal Counsel yesterday released an opinion on the President's legal authority for his immigration plan, which he'll announce shortly. Here's the summary, in three points: The…
  • Nov 20

    Daily Read: Weatherby on First Amendment Rights of Trans* Youth

    Daily Read: Weatherby on First Amendment Rights of Trans* Youth
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law November 20, as President Obama acknowledged again this year, is "Transgender Day of Remembrance." While the commemoration often focuses on violence against…
Rank this Week: 234

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • 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…
  • Nov 21

    A Farewell to Basketball

    A Farewell to Basketball
    by Michael DorfMy retirement from my favorite sport looked nothing like Derek Jeter's retirement from his. There were no standing ovations, no sneaker ads, no ESPN encomia. That's fair enough. If not quite the second coming of Babe Ruth that…
  • Nov 20

    Medicare For All: The Steps Between Here and There

    Medicare For All: The Steps Between Here and There
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, "Disdainful Economists, Hubristic Jurists, and Fanatical Republicans: A Recipe for Single-Payer Health Care?" I try to figure out what the "end game" is for the great debate over the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 241

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Nov 22

    Public Service Announcement in China

    Public Service Announcement in China
    A shampoo ad doubles as a public service announcement against divorce in China--see it here. MR
  • Nov 21

    Billion Dollar Divorce

    Billion Dollar Divorce
    From CBS News: It's the kind of money that most Americans can't comprehend, but for one ex-wife it's an injustice. Sue Ann Hamm, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm, plans to appeal a divorce settlement that awarded her...
  • Nov 20

    Divorce in Iran

    Divorce in Iran
    From Reuters: Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.…
Rank this Week: 248

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 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…
  • Nov 20

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference
    The Applied Legal Storytelling Conference will be held July 21-23, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The 2015 Conference is co-sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute, the Clinical Legal Education Association, and Seattle University School of…
  • Nov 20

    Librarians of the Law Library of Congre

    Librarians of the Law Library of Congre
    One of the most overlooked resources in a library is the professional library staff. The Law Library of Congress--the largest law library in the world--is no exception. Pictured here with me (I'm the guy on the left) are some of...
Rank this Week: 267

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: 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/
  • Nov 21

    Happy Thanksgiving: Here's a Special Adhesion Contract Just for You

    Happy Thanksgiving: Here's a Special Adhesion Contract Just for You
    A student shared with me this flyer that her father received. I have provided a large reproduction so that readers can read the fine print, which is really the focus of this post. On my reading, the meaning of this...
  • Nov 21

    Farewell Meredith!

    Farewell Meredith!
    Meredith Miller started blogging here before I did. She holds the record for the contributing editor with the longest tenrue on the blog. Her lively, quirky posts were one of the things that attracted me to this site and made...
  • Nov 20

    Styl'n at the International Commercial Arbitration Moot

    Styl'n at the International Commercial Arbitration Moot
    In a couple of previous posts I've described the International Commerical Arbitration Moot (ICAM) and detailed some aspects of this year's problem. None of this is news to the contracts, sales, and arbitration professors around the country…
Rank this Week: 313

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: 338

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: 324

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: 317

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: 366

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

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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: 353

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: 372

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 19

    The Judge, the Email and "Conduct Unbecoming a Member of the Bar"

    The Judge, the Email and "Conduct Unbecoming a Member of the Bar"
    As you probably know, to become a lawyer in the United States, individuals must graduate from law school, then (in most states) pass a bar exam and be admitted to practice in that state by the state Supreme Court.  If a lawyer…
  • Nov 17

    The Laptop, the Best Buy Technician and the Child Pornography

    The Laptop, the Best Buy Technician and the Child Pornography
    After Maximilian Paul Gingrich was charged with “two counts of possessing child sexually abusive material, [Michigan Compiled Laws] 750.145c(4), and two counts of using computers to commit a crime, [Michigan Compiled Laws]…
Rank this Week: 408

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: 406

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: 413

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Nov 21

    Should You Be Flipping Houses?

    Should You Be Flipping Houses?
    The CityLab Blog says now is the time to get rich: [P]rofits for flipping are as high as they've ever been. In the third quarter of 2014, investors on average saw a 36 percent gross return on their investment (not...
  • Nov 21

    Lobel on Cognitive Property

    Lobel on Cognitive Property
    Orly Lobel (San Diego) has posted The New Cognitive Property: Human Capital Law and the Reach of Intellectual Property (Texas Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Contemporary law has become grounded in the conviction that not only the…
  • Nov 20

    "We encourage you to make sweet sweet love, loudly, with the windows open"

    "We encourage you to make sweet sweet love, loudly, with the windows open"
    There's not much I enjoy more than watching a property feud erupt. I recently came across the following post on the Fayetteville Craigslist site: The text of the post indicates that the landlord and the neighbors have been fighting over...
Rank this Week: 441

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: 429

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

    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.…
  • Nov 19

    Does Adrian Peterson have a good legal case against the NFL?

    Does Adrian Peterson have a good legal case against the NFL?
    I attempt to answer this question in a new Sports Illustrated column. Here's an excerpt:In order to obtain a temporary restraining order, Peterson would need to convince a judge that unless he is allowed to play again this season, he would…
Rank this Week: 477

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 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.
  • Nov 20

    Detroit's Bankruptcy: The Conversation

    Detroit's Bankruptcy: The Conversation
    Readers who have not otherwise received notice in the twittersphere may be interested in this commentary at The Conversation.
Rank this Week: 481

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: 479

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: 497

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Nov 20

    PA: Court Declines to Adopt R3: Products Liability

    PA: Court Declines to Adopt R3: Products Liability
    On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 4-2, decided to continue using the Restatement (Second) of Torts for products liability cases. Some highlights: Having considered the common law of Pennsylvania, the provenance of the strict…
  • Nov 20

    PA: Justices Urged to Ban Informed Consent Forms from Strict Med Mal Trial

    PA: Justices Urged to Ban Informed Consent Forms from Strict Med Mal Trial
    On Tuesday in Harrisburg, the justices heard arguments over whether informed consent forms should ever be admissible in strict med mal cases (those without allegations of informed consent violations). Plaintiff's lawyer argued the forms could…
  • Nov 19

    Simmons on Tort Liability on Campu

    Simmons on Tort Liability on Campu
    Omari Scott Simmons (Wake Forest) has posted to SSRN Muted Deterrence: The Enhanced Attribution of Tort Liability to U.S. Higher Education Institutions for Student Safety. The abstract provides: A key challenge facing modern universities is…
Rank this Week: 492

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: 471

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: 506

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: 453

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 21

    California Man Expected to be Set Free After 36 Year

    California Man Expected to be Set Free After 36 Year
    After more than three decades behind bars, a California man who has served the state's longest sentence for a wrongful conviction, is expected to be released next week. Michael Ray Hanline was convicted of the 1978 murder of a Ventura man and…
  • Nov 20

    Watch Now: Ebony Magazine’s ‘Race Still Matters’

    Watch Now: Ebony Magazine’s ‘Race Still Matters’
    In conjunction with its November issue, Ebony magazine produced a social justice and action video about race in America. "Race Still Matters: Protection Under the Law" features interviews with civil rights leaders, activists and the Innocence…
  • Nov 19

    Charges Dropped Against Ohio Man After Four Decade

    Charges Dropped Against Ohio Man After Four Decade
    Nearly forty years after an Ohio man was convicted of murder along with two codefendants, he is expected to walk out of prison a free man on Friday. Ricky Jackson and two other men were convicted of killing a money-order collector at a…
Rank this Week: 518

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 21

    Most Recent Nonprofit Advocacy Matter

    Most Recent Nonprofit Advocacy Matter
    The most recent issue of Nonprofit Advocacy Matters, published by the National Council of Nonprofits, is out. Stories include discussions of what is on the table in the lame duck session of Congress, the spending reduction pressures facing…
  • Nov 21

    IRS Issues Favorable PLR on Change of Charity’s Domicile

    IRS Issues Favorable PLR on Change of Charity’s Domicile
    In Private Letter Ruling 201446025 (Aug. 20, 2014), the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) ruled that a charitable nonprofit would maintain its tax-exempt status after changing it state of domicile by filing Articles of Domestication in the…
  • Nov 20

    New York Times on Al Sharpton’s Nonprofit

    New York Times on Al Sharpton’s Nonprofit
    In As Sharpton Rose, So Did His Unpaid Taxes, the New York Times has presented quite a few details concerning the “more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against [Al Sharpton] and his for-profit businesses.” What...
Rank this Week: 545

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 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…
  • Nov 14

    Post Card From the Fringe: Right-Wing Dissidents Against Pope Franci

    Post Card From the Fringe: Right-Wing Dissidents Against Pope Franci
    The Catholic Church at this moment in history is faced with a rising chorus of right-wing dissent. This movement poses a threat to Pope Francis's reforms, but the threat should not be overblown. The self-proclaimed leader of the resistance…
Rank this Week: 519

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 19

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion
    It's been about a month and a half since I last posted to the LUPB, but nobody's changed the password on me, so I guess I'm still welcome! For those few of you who might have been following my career...
  • Nov 18

    State of Plains - by Jessica A. Shoemaker

    State of Plains - by Jessica A. Shoemaker
    On this theme of public participation in land use planning and creating community-driven solutions to ecosystem-level challenges, I want to take this post to share a bit more about a particular tool that I have been working on developing…
  • Nov 18

    Growth Management In Canada - by Deborah Curran

    Growth Management In Canada - by Deborah Curran
    The municipal elections concluded in British Columbia on Saturday night. As I watched the results roll in for my region of Greater Victoria where we have 13 municipalities and a large unincorporated rural area I was unconsciously tallying…
Rank this Week: 553

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Nov 21

    Love: Is Mediation A Sleeping Beauty?

    Love: Is Mediation A Sleeping Beauty?
    Dispatches from the Melnick Symposium at Cardozo – Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty? from FOI Lela Love (Cardozo). On November 2, 2014, at the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution fall symposium, speaker after speaker…
  • Nov 13

    Peace Be With You…And With You?

    Peace Be With You…And With You?
    Under the heading of hard bargaining tactics gone bad (and bad lawyer advice), we can now add this story.  When a group of eight faculty members at the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan decided to stop working in order to…
  • Nov 13

    Industry Response to Consumer Arbitration Study

    Industry Response to Consumer Arbitration Study
    Alan Kaplinsky and Mark Levin, Ballard Spahr attorneys writing on their CFPB Monitor blog, have offered their initial thoughts on the study of consumer understanding of arbitration agreements that my St. John’s colleagues and I recently…
Rank this Week: 599

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 645

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

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

    Magna Carta Exhibit in Washington, D.C.

    Magna Carta Exhibit in Washington, D.C.
    The Law Library of Congress has organized a magnificent exhibit of the Magna Carta for the 800th Anniversary of that document. If you're going to the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, plan to get over to...
  • Nov 18

    Mr. Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica Has Been Elected to the ICJ

    Mr. Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica Has Been Elected to the ICJ
    The U.N. General Assembly and Security Council have elected Mr. Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica as a member of the International Court of Justice. He will serve a nine-year term that begins on February 6, 2015. Mr. Robinson is the...
  • Nov 18

    Human Rights Watch Urges U.N. Security Council to Refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court

    Human Rights Watch Urges U.N. Security Council to Refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court
    The United Nations Security Council should act on a historic General Assembly resolution by referring the situation in North Korea to the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 18, 2014, the General Assembly…
Rank this Week: 638

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 16

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- The Beijing Consensus reloaded: Optimo on Experimentalism

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- The Beijing Consensus reloaded: Optimo on Experimentalism
    Optimo:We turn now to a second version of the argument that the so-called Beijing Consensus potentially represent a development model that contrasts with the Washington Consensus. This second version is based on the idea that this model is…
  • Nov 6

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- The Beijing Consensus v.2.1: Pessimo on Experimentalism

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- The Beijing Consensus v.2.1: Pessimo on Experimentalism
    A couple of years after Ramo postulated the notion of a Beijing Consensus, several scholars began advancing another kind of development model deriving, as they saw it, from China's experience.  One of these is Dani  Rodrik's 'New…
  • Oct 26

    Brazil's elections: a choice of development model

    Brazil's elections: a choice of development model
    A short break in the debate about the Beijing Consensus for some breaking news: Today, Brazil decided to re-elect its President, keeping Dilma Rousseff for another 4 years in power. The margin of victory was really small (51.6%). The wealthy…
Rank this Week: 673

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 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.
  • Oct 15

    A Remake of "The Illusionist"?

    A Remake of "The Illusionist"?
    According to The Hollywood Reporter, the CW Network is moving ahead with a remake/adaptation of "The Illusionist," the big screen version of Steven Milhauser's tale of a magician who sweeps his love off her feet with his conjuring…
Rank this Week: 590

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 779

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: 743

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 21

    Oral Argument Before Third Circuit on Use of Short Term Annuities in Medicaid Planning

    Oral Argument Before Third Circuit on Use of Short Term Annuities in Medicaid Planning
    On November 19, attorneys representing families and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania argued consolidated cases before a panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, involving use of short-term annuities in connection with applications for…
  • Nov 20

    Explaining Palliative Care in Graphic Format

    Explaining Palliative Care in Graphic Format
    The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a great graphic on palliative care. What Should You Know About Palliative Care? has six graphics on topics including scope, function, location, family services and the benefits of palliative care.…
  • Nov 20

    "City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks"... and the Importance of Safe Sidewalk

    "City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks"... and the Importance of Safe Sidewalk
    If you recognize the quoted language from the title above, you can imagine me humming the lyrics to "Silver Bells" as I type. Perhaps we should add a new refrain. As detailed in the Los Angeles Times piece on "Residents...
Rank this Week: 773

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: 793

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: 789

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    National Academies Press: Eyewitness Identification

    National Academies Press: Eyewitness Identification
    See new report on eyewitness identification published by the National Academies Press. &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Sep 19

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award
    Peter Tillers will be the recipient of the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s (Jan. 2015) AALS meeting; the presentation will be made during our section’s joint luncheon with the Criminal Justice section. Thanks to…
  • Sep 18

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word
    Comment by Tillers: legal scholars might avoid uttering a great deal of nonsense about imprecise legal concepts if they took the trouble to study fuzzy logic. Lotfi A.…
Rank this Week: 783