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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 21

    The Economist's Schumpeter tackles the happiness fad

    The Economist's Schumpeter tackles the happiness fad
    The Economist's Schumpeter column this week takes on a recurring fad: Lord Percy of Newcastle, Britain’s minister of education in 1924-29, was no fan of the fad for happy-clappy “progressive”... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Sep 21

    Will a Caremark claim lie in Wells Fargo?

    Will a Caremark claim lie in Wells Fargo?
    Christine Hunt suspects not. I concur. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 21

    Wooldridge on superstar companies--The role of regulation

    Wooldridge on superstar companies--The role of regulation
    Very interesting special report in last week's Economist on the growth of superstar companies--especially in tech--that dominate their sectors. In the lead article, Adrian Wooldridge observes that: A... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 382

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Aug 4

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action
    Sometimes you just cannot make these cases up. After a female massage therapist was fired by the male owner for being "too cute, " she sued for sex discrimination. Justice Sholom Hagler, a New York lower court judge who I...
  • Jun 18

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer
    An Expensive Law Degree, No Where To Use It is a must read June 17, 2016 NY Times article. In it, the author describes the difficulty that many law students from non-ivy league schools face. Some graduate with 200k in...
  • Jun 7

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981
    Village of Freeport v. Barrella, ____F.3d____(2d Cir. 2016), is a major case discussing whether Hispanic ancestry is a race under Title VII or 1981. As the court explained: Based on longstanding Supreme Court and Second Circuit precedent, we…
Rank this Week: 254

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 414

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 358

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/
  • Sep 26

    Premier Cru American Express Billing Disputes and the Deceptive Nature of TILA Section 170

    Premier Cru American Express Billing Disputes and the Deceptive Nature of TILA Section 170
    I'm not an oenophile. But some folks are, and some of them spend very large amounts of money on wine, even without knowing how it tastes. Not surprisingly, this is a market vulnerable to fraud. One fraud varietal is simply...
  • Sep 24

    Venezuela

    Venezuela
    John Dizard has a useful, and clearly written, piece on the lay of the land in this morning's FT. What puzzles me is why PDVSA, the national oil company, has not done a UK scheme of arrangement or a US...
  • Sep 22

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Cities: Ninth Circuit Update

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Cities: Ninth Circuit Update
    "But Chapter 9 has awakened, and we do not presume further disputes over its interpretive and practical complexities will remain long at rest." So says a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Deocampo v....
Rank this Week: 619

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/
  • Sep 26

    "Parsing the Behavioral and Brain Mechanisms of Third-Party Punishment"

    "Parsing the Behavioral and Brain Mechanisms of Third-Party Punishment"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 36, 9420-9434): "Parsing the Behavioral and Brain Mechanisms of Third-Party Punishment" MATTHEW R. GINTHER, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Vanderbilt University -…
  • Sep 26

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    As More States Consider Legalizing, Questions About Pot And The Brain, NPR Worldwide Brain-Mapping Project Sparks Excitement — and Concern, Nature Magazine "Sixth Sense" May Be More Than Just a Feeling, NIH It’s Time for a Serious…
  • Sep 26

    Macquarie Workshop on Dementia in the Courtroom

    Macquarie Workshop on Dementia in the Courtroom
    Via Allan McCay: The Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE), the Agency and Moral Cognition Network, and the Australian Neurolaw Database Project are co-hosting a workshop on dementia in the courtroom.…
Rank this Week: 643

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/
Rank this Week: 597

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Sep 26

    WCCASP Conference Registration and Agenda

    WCCASP Conference Registration and Agenda
    If you wish to register for the West Coast Consortium of Academic Support Professionals conference on Saturday, November 5th, the registration and information link is here. The agenda for the meeting is below. WEST COAST CONSORTIUM OF…
  • Sep 26

    Are Wellness Dogs in Law Schools' Futures?

    Are Wellness Dogs in Law Schools' Futures?
    Our student organization on animal law has brought dogs into the law school during several exam periods to destress law students. Other law schools have also done this type of pet therapy. Now USC is touting its new hire: USC...
  • Sep 25

    Foreign Students and Class Participation

    Foreign Students and Class Participation
    Many of our law schools have exchange or L.L.M. foreign students enrolled in our courses. Our educational system (both undergraduate and legal) is very different from the educational backgrounds of many of these students. Adapting to the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 793

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/
  • Sep 26

    RUPA § 404(e) Confusion

    RUPA § 404(e) Confusion
    Every year I teach RUPA (1997) § 404(e), and every year I am confused. That section states that “[a] partner does not violate a duty or obligation under this [Act] or under the partnership agreement merely because the partner’s…
  • Sep 25

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Sep. 25, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Sep. 25, 2016)
    "This Article challenges the outdated narrative of finance as intermediated scarce private capital ...." https://t.co/YashhdsRcU #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 19, 2016 "Our current regulatory system…
  • Sep 24

    Thinking about Therano

    Thinking about Therano
    I’m sure I’m not alone in having followed the spectacular fall of Theranos over the past year. Elizabeth Holmes was a fairytale come to life – and now, the main question seems to be whether she intentionally defrauded her investors...
Rank this Week: 646

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/
  • Sep 26

    Penn Law Review Symposium on Class Action

    Penn Law Review Symposium on Class Action
    On November 11-12, 2016, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review is hosting a symposium entitled “1966 and All That: Class Actions and Their Alternatives After Fifty Years.” Here’s the schedule, and here’s where you can register.
  • Sep 23

    Now on JOTWELL: Erbsen on Gilles on Arbitration & the End of Law

    Now on JOTWELL: Erbsen on Gilles on Arbitration & the End of Law
    Today on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Allan Erbsen’s essay, Common Law in the Age of Arbitration. Allan reviews Myriam Gilles’ recent article, The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the End of Law, 2016 U. Ill. L....
  • Sep 21

    Ever Wonder Which SCOTUS Cases Have Been Cited the Most?

    Ever Wonder Which SCOTUS Cases Have Been Cited the Most?
    We’re just days away from a new U.S. Supreme Court Term. With some notable exceptions, most folks pay attention to Supreme Court decisions not because of who wins or loses those particular cases, but because of what those decisions mean...
Rank this Week: 864

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: 826

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/
  • Sep 26

    Marjorie Rombauer, the "Founding Mother" of the Field of Legal Writing Education, has Died

    Marjorie Rombauer, the "Founding Mother" of the Field of Legal Writing Education, has Died
    Professor Emeritus Marjorie Rombauer of the University of Washington School of Law, an icon in the field of legal research and writing education who has been described as the "Founding Mother" of Legal Writing Education, passed away…
  • Sep 24

    Hiring Faculty at Texas A&M University School of Law

    Hiring Faculty at Texas A&M University School of Law
    Since Texas A&M University School of Law acquired the law school from Texas Wesleyan University in August of 2013, the law school has embarked on a program of investment that increased its entering class credentials and financial aid…
  • Sep 24

    Nominations for 2017 AALS Section Award

    Nominations for 2017 AALS Section Award
    The Awards Committee for the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research is pleased to solicit nominations for the 2017 Section Award. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has made a…
Rank this Week: 794

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 600

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Sep 21

    Poll Shows State’s Presidential Race Is Tight, So Where’s the Hot Campaigning?

    Poll Shows State’s Presidential Race Is Tight, So Where’s the Hot Campaigning?
    A new round of results from the Marquette Law School Poll, released on Tuesday, provided food for thought about one of the many curious aspects of this year’s presidential election. The spotlighted finding of the poll was that the…
  • Sep 18

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam
    Somewhat lost amidst the wall-to-wall media coverage of the Clinton and Trump campaigns, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal prisoners on August 30. This builds on what has quietly become one of Obama’s most…
  • Sep 16

    Marquette Law School Poll Reveals Public Perceptions Of Water-Related Issue

    Marquette Law School Poll Reveals Public Perceptions Of Water-Related Issue
    Public perceptions of environmental risk have long been controversial when used as a tool to help set public policy.  Many scholars have argued that there is a fundamental “mismatch”[1] between “notoriously…
Rank this Week: 529

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 20

    Public companies see gold in California

    Public companies see gold in California
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, Sept. 20, 2016 The five biggest companies in the United States by market value are all technology companies — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — three of them…
  • Sep 20

    Death-penalty justice depends on where we live

    Death-penalty justice depends on where we live
    Franklin Zimring quoted by Bakersfield.com, Sept. 20, 2016 As University of California Berkeley law professor Franklin Zimring observes, the determining factor for seeking the death penalty is not homicide rates or demographics, but…
  • Sep 20

    Clawbacks often leave out the clawing

    Clawbacks often leave out the clawing
    Steven Davidoff Solomon quoted by Marketplace, Sept. 20, 2016 Since the financial crisis, said Davidoff Solomon, companies have added other reasons for clawing back money, “failure to supervise, bad faith, negligent in your…
Rank this Week: 482

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 20

    The Bully in the Debate

    The Bully in the Debate
    People keep saying that Hilary will destroy Donald in debate. But I’m concerned. I’m bothered by the memory of one exchange between Bush and Gore in one of the presidential debates in 2000. When Gore confronted Bush with the math…
  • Sep 13

    Democracy and Compromise

    Democracy and Compromise
    Since Obama’s election, congressional Republicans and their Tea Party challengers made Obama’s defeat their overriding goal, and when they couldn’t do that, they did everything they could to make him seem like a total…
  • Sep 12

    Moyers on Plutocracy in America

    Moyers on Plutocracy in America
    Here’s a link to Bill Moyers, “Shadows of Plutocracy darken over our Democracy in this Election,” , http://www.juancole.com/2016/09/plutocracy-democracy-election.html. He puts, marvelously, the warning many of us…
Rank this Week: 455

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

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

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance
    With today's announcement, the US Department of Transportation is enthusiastically embracing automated driving -- It's saying that self-driving vehicles are coming in some form (or many forms) and that the agency can play a role not only in…
  • Sep 9

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review
    On August 30, 2016, the Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 9,430,468, titled; “Online peer review and method.” The owner of this patent is none other than Elsevier, the giant academic publisher. When it first applied for the…
  • Sep 6

    Michigan's Automated Driving Bill

    Michigan's Automated Driving Bill
    Michigan's Senate will soon consider, and I'm told will likely pass, several bills related to automated driving. SB 995, 996, 997, and 998 are now out of committee, and SB 927 and 928 are not far behind. These bills seem to be a mixed bag.…
Rank this Week: 827

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/
  • Sep 19

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.
    In today's Financial Times piece:If one employee offends against a bank’s vision and values, it is [his or her] fault. If 5,300 do, it is the bank’s. Wells Fargo has proved that its culture is a hopeless safeguard to anything. The…
  • Sep 14

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.
    And here's why.
  • Aug 10

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.
    Here.  For those of us who have lived through depression, it's hard to explain to those who haven't.  Thanks to folks like Stephen Fry, the Bloggess, and Hyperbole and a Half, it's possible to get an inkling of this particular…
Rank this Week: 845

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 711

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 580

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Sep 6

    Text of ICAO Draft Emissions Agreement Available

    Text of ICAO Draft Emissions Agreement Available
    ICAO has released the latest draft text of its forthcoming global market-based mechanism for addressing greenhouse gas emissions from international air transport. The plan, which is now being referred to as the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction…
  • Aug 29

    ICAO Council Approves Draft Emissions Agreement

    ICAO Council Approves Draft Emissions Agreement
    The ICAO Council has reportedly signed off on a draft of the climate change mitigation plan the organization intends to submit to the upcoming 2016 Assembly. Full details of the plan have not been made public, and are reportedly still...
  • Aug 29

    Part 107, New U.S. Small UAS Rule, Now in Effect

    Part 107, New U.S. Small UAS Rule, Now in Effect
    The FAA's new rule, known as Part 107, permitting small UAS use under specified conditions took effect today. The final rule was announced in June. Testing centers are now open for operators to begin the process of applying for a...
Rank this Week: 647

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 598

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
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
Rank this Week: 861

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide
    Jul. 3, 2016–Roughly 34 million Americans still lack access to high speed Internet, and this includes a stark 39 percent of all rural people in the country. On PBS NewsHour, Susan Crawford discusses how rural regions can gain access to…
  • Oct 30

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance
    Oct. 30, 2015–Susan joins NPR’s John Hockenberry on The Takeaway to discuss the release of Freedom House’s annual Internet Freedom Report. “The future contours of the internet are definitely up for…
  • Oct 1

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality
    Sept. 22, 2015–Marvin Ammori, for Slate Magazine, highlights the women who fought for and won net neutrality. Susan Crawford is commended for her leadership in the public debate. 
Rank this Week: 577

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 9

    Three paths forward for the GOP

    Three paths forward for the GOP
    In early 2015 I scheduled our annual listener cruise for the first two weeks of May 2016. I assumed the GOP nomination process would be over by then. When the pre-primary debate season seemed to point to an open convention, I told myself I…
  • May 9

    Discovering The Real Bad Guy

    Discovering The Real Bad Guy
    Is it just me, or do you miss a good bad guy in movies these days?  I first noticed in last year’s James Bond blockbuster “Spectre.”  Suddenly all those times 007 saved the world were reduced to a beef between…
  • May 8

    Offered Without Comment…

    Offered Without Comment…
    …this Sunday morning.  At the Last Supper – Luke: 22:24-26 A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest.  But he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over…
Rank this Week: 708

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/
  • Apr 4

    Denying housing over criminal record may be discrimination, Feds say

    Denying housing over criminal record may be discrimination, Feds say
    It may be getting easier for people with criminal records to find housing.In new guidance, the Department of Housing and Urban Development tells landlords that turning down tenants or buyers based on their criminal records may violate the…
  • Jan 9

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID
    Authorities in Marseille were blasted for its plan to issue its homeless with ID cards featuring yellow triangles that detail their health issues. Although the initiative was aimed at making it easier for health workers to know what they were…
  • Jan 9

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'
    Arnaud, a homeless man, wears the controversial yellow triangle. Photo: AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoul.Authorities in France’s second-largest city have come under fire for issuing its homeless with ID cards that detail their health issues.…
Rank this Week: 576

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/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 457

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Provides competition results & news, resources & commentary about interscholastic appellate advocacy. By Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Kent Streseman.

http://mootness.typepad.com/mootness/
  • Sep 18

    Brands of food processor

    Brands of food processor
    Now, let’s talk about the brands a bit, and why it’s so important to buy the best food processor on the market to fit your needs. Food processors don’t come cheap that’s a fact. Well, good ones at least. And if you get…
  • Sep 11

    How to choose a food processor

    How to choose a food processor
    If we were to pick a single category of items in everyman’s household as the most important one, I would certainly opt for the one handling the food we eat. I’m inclined to believe you would agree with me. That’s why I…
  • Sep 6

    Quality aspects of a food processor

    Quality aspects of a food processor
    As with pretty much every product out there, best food processor is a combination of certain factors. I will point them out here for you, so you could know what to look for once you decide to hit the stores, or just order one online. So,…
Rank this Week: 823

Split Circuits

Split Circuits

Tracks developments concerning splits among the federal circuit courts. By University of Richmond School of Law Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://splitcircuits.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 820

Unincorporated Business Entities…

Unincorporated Business Entities Law

Edited by Professors Gary S. Rosin, Bradley T. Borden, Thomas E. Geu, Elizabeth Miller, Douglas K. Moll and Donald Scotten.

http://uberlaw.net
  • May 10

    Delaware, Charging Orders and SMLLC

    Delaware, Charging Orders and SMLLC
    House Bill No. 126, introduced in the Delaware legislature on May 9, 2013, would make two amendments to the Delaware LLC Act that would affect the rights of creditors. First, Section 6 of the Bill would Section 18-703(d) of the Delaware LLC…
  • May 10

    Delaware Default Fiduciary Fix

    Delaware Default Fiduciary Fix
    In its per curiam opinion in Gatz Properties, LLC v. Auriga Capital Corporation, 59 A.3d 1223 (Del. 2012)(en banc) (slip opinion), the Delaware Supreme Court called on the Delaware legislature to settle the questions of whether,…
  • Mar 12

    Manesh on Dictum & Default Dutie

    Manesh on Dictum & Default Dutie
      Mohsen Manesh (Oreg.) has a working paper with the alliterative title Damning Dictum: The Default Duty Debate in Delaware” (February 21, 2013)(SSRN). The paper reacts to the Delaware Supreme Court’s opinion in…
Rank this Week: 424

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: 983

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Sep 26

    Reuters: Supreme Court May Wait To Decide Transgender School Bathroom Case

    Reuters: Supreme Court May Wait To Decide Transgender School Bathroom Case
    Lawrence Hurly reported for Reuters yesterday that the U.S. Supreme Court may be reluctant to take up Gloucester Co. Sch. Bd. v. G.G., the case of 17-year-old transgender student Gavin Grimm, who was barred by his school from using the the…
  • Sep 23

    Is Discipline Reform Heating Up in Connecticut?

    Is Discipline Reform Heating Up in Connecticut?
    The issue of discipline reform is beginning to gain traction in Connecticut and WNPR in Connecticut put together a nice hour-long show on school discipline. My opinion is slightly biased since I was able to participate, but I was joined by a…
  • Sep 21

    First Circuit Holds That Voting District Does Not Have To Be Redrawn In "Prison Gerrymandering" Case

    First Circuit Holds That Voting District Does Not Have To Be Redrawn In "Prison Gerrymandering" Case
    The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled Tuesday that a city did not have to redraw its district lines for school committee and city council seats when one ward of the city included prisoners in a state correctional…
Rank this Week: 1967

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/
  • Sep 26

    Rushton on Nonprofit Museum

    Rushton on Nonprofit Museum
    Michael J. Rushton (Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs) has posted Should Public and Nonprofit Museums Have Free Admission? on SSRN with the following abstract: A common pricing structure for…
  • Sep 22

    Clinton v. Trump Foundations Under the Tax Law (CNN Op Ed)

    Clinton v. Trump Foundations Under the Tax Law (CNN Op Ed)
    I just wrote this CNN Op Ed comparing the two foundations. It begins: Journalists and commentators across the political spectrum have subjected both the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Donald J. Trump Foundation to a…
  • Sep 22

    Fei, Hines, Horwitz: Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?

    Fei, Hines, Horwitz: Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?
    Fan Fei (Michigan), James R. Hines Jr. (Michigan), and Jill R. Horwitz (UCLA) have published Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?, 94 Journal of Urban Economics 109 (2016). This is a significantly revised version of the paper with the…
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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: 4025

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Sep 26

    Mistakes that Spell Checking Won’t Find

    Mistakes that Spell Checking Won’t Find
    If you type in a wrong word that has a valid synonym, a spellchecker won’t notice your error. At his blog, Wayne Scheiss gives several real-life examples of spellcheck goofs. Here are a few: The staff from Surgical Services, Medical...
  • Sep 26

    Dept. of Education No Longer Recognizes Accrediting Agency for Non Profit College

    Dept. of Education No Longer Recognizes Accrediting Agency for Non Profit College
    From Marketplace: The U.S. Department of Education has stopped recognizing the largest accreditor of for-profit colleges, citing numerous regulatory violations. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools had given its stamp…
  • Sep 26

    More Writing Advice from Mark Herrmann

    More Writing Advice from Mark Herrmann
    Prolixity And The Conservation Of Ambiguity. "The concept is this: Adding words does not always add clarity." (Scott Fruehwald)
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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/
  • Sep 26

    Movie "Sully" Reveals Different Perceptions of Investigators and Investigatee

    Movie "Sully" Reveals Different Perceptions of Investigators and Investigatee
    In the recently-released hit movie "Sully," about a pilot who landed a disabled US Airways plane on the Hudson River after its engines hit a flock of geese shortly after taking off from LaGuardia Airport, the film's heroes, Capt.…
  • Sep 12

    Some Additional Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision

    Some Additional Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision
    I agree with my colleague Prof. Podgor that DOJ made the "right decision" to drop the prosecution of former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell. Under the narrow definition of "official act" given by the Supreme Court a…
  • Sep 8

    Declining to Re-Prosecute McDonnell - The Right Decision

    Declining to Re-Prosecute McDonnell - The Right Decision
    As noted here by Solomon Wisenberg, DOJ moved to remand the case against Robert F. McDonnell to the district court in order to dismiss the indictment with prejudice. Many in the media have reported about this dismissal (e.g., Washington…
Rank this Week: 2637

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Mortality From AGW Warming: A Brief Analysi

    Mortality From AGW Warming: A Brief Analysi
    In a recent FaceBook exchange, the question came up of why I object to the omission from most talk about AGW of the benefits from milder winters. I ended up sketching an approach to the question of whether increased mortality from hotter…
  • Sep 17

    A Little More on Climate and the Food Supply

    A Little More on Climate and the Food Supply
    A recent post discussed the effect of climate change on the food supply. I now have a little more information.I start with the table from Lobell et. al. 2011 which I showed in my previous post:The issue was the effect on food supply, so it…
  • Sep 10

    Future Climate and the Food Supply

    Future Climate and the Food Supply
    I recently had an experience both rare and pleasant, a civil and informative argument about climate on FaceBook. It was started byOne of the commenters, although not prepared to defend the hysterical tone of the posted piece, was willing to…
Rank this Week: 1564

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Presidential Tax Returns and the Constitution

    Presidential Tax Returns and the Constitution
    A significant criticism of Donald Trump is that he has not released his tax returns (which I'm sure are amazing and fantastic if only we could see them). There has been a convention in recent decades that presidential candidates should…
  • Sep 23

    A Perfect Constitutional Storm

    A Perfect Constitutional Storm
    Events of the past decade (should) have made us aware that low-probability events can, nonetheless, take place and test the resilience of systems, whether US banking or levees in New Orleans, that essentially translate "low-probabity" into…
  • Sep 22

    The Scalia Legacy and the Overton Park Meme

    The Scalia Legacy and the Overton Park Meme
    On two occasions in the last month, I've been present when speakers discussing Justice Scalia's legacy have anchored their praise for Scalia's textualism by pointing to a famous West Publishing headnote from Citizens to Preserve Overton Park…
Rank this Week: 1284

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 26

    PROFESSOR SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Mitchell and the Uniform Partition of Heirship Property Act

    PROFESSOR SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Mitchell and the Uniform Partition of Heirship Property Act
    (From left, Ed Mullins, commissioner for the South Carolina delegation of the Uniform Law Commission, Thomas Mitchell, Gov​. Nikki Haley, and South Carolina Rep​. James E. Smith, Jr., primary sponsor of the UPHPA in the South Carolina…
  • Sep 22

    Beauty, Healing, and Forty Years on the Selway

    Beauty, Healing, and Forty Years on the Selway
    Storytime by the fire -- photo by Brant Miller Although my body is in desperate need of some reasoning skills, my brain is several hundred miles away, thinking about a criminal trial in Portland, Oregon. In that Oregon courtroom, seven...
  • Sep 22

    Schaffzin on Property Law, Blight, and Clinical Legal Education

    Schaffzin on Property Law, Blight, and Clinical Legal Education
    Daniel Schaffzin (Memphis) has posted (B)Light at the End of the Tunnel? How a City's Need to Fight Vacant and Abandoned Properties Gave Rise to a Law School Clinic Like No Other (Washington Journal of Law & Policy) on SSRN....
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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
  • Sep 26

    Marquette Law Hosts Fabulous ADR Works-in-Progress Conference

    Marquette Law Hosts Fabulous ADR Works-in-Progress Conference
    Thanks to Marquette Law, especially Andrea Schneider and Natalie Fleury, for hosting the Tenth Annual Works-in-Progress Conference, sponsored by the AALS Section on Dispute Resolution.  Not only did participants hear presentations and…
  • Sep 25

    Best Practices for Legal Education

    Best Practices for Legal Education
    I’m failing at retirement again. I just joined the Best Practices for Legal Education blog.  Every once in a while, I would forward to BPLE editor Mary Lynch a post I wrote for Indisputably to mention in her blog.  Having…
  • Sep 24

    Non-Apology Apologies, Ethics, and Lawyer

    Non-Apology Apologies, Ethics, and Lawyer
    In my post, Non-Apology Apologies, Part 2, I briefly described Wells Fargo’s acceptance of responsibility but refusal to apologize for its fraudulent practices in creating accounts without customers’ authorization. This post…
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Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
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Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Sep 26

    Drowning in Statute

    Drowning in Statute
    To Our Dearest Friends, By now, you have learned about the Constitution Act, 18671 (formerly known as The British North America Act, 1867) and the Constitution Act, 1982.2 At this point, it may be worth considering that the wisest among...
  • Sep 23

    PMing & GGing: the King-Byng Wing Ding

    PMing & GGing: the King-Byng Wing Ding
    Dear Madam or Sir, As we wrote in an earlier post, Canada's eventual independence arose in incremental steps. One of those steps, the 1926 King-Byng Crisis, led to England's increased “hands-off” approach to the Dominion of Canada's…
  • Sep 22

    Patriation: A rarely used, yet exciting word for all!

    Patriation: A rarely used, yet exciting word for all!
    Dear Sir or Madam, Today, we write to you regarding a brief history of the events leading to the patriation of the Constitution. For a few of our readers, that sentence probably sounds like a bunch of nonsense. What exactly...
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MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Course Enrollment Matters, Even for Tax Purpose

    Course Enrollment Matters, Even for Tax Purpose
    Most people have heard at least one anecdote about a student who attempts to take a final exam in a course, only to discover that failure to have enrolled in the course shuts the door to the opportunity to earn a grade in the course. Most…
  • Sep 23

    Another Lesson in the “Tax Rate Reductions Increase Tax Revenue” Experience

    Another Lesson in the “Tax Rate Reductions Increase Tax Revenue” Experience
    Supply-siders like to argue that by reducing tax rates, people and businesses will engage in economic activity squelched by higher tax rates, and that taxes on that increased activity will increase tax revenues. Not only have supply-siders…
  • Sep 21

    Alimony or Property Settlement? Placement Versus Language

    Alimony or Property Settlement? Placement Versus Language
    An attorney is retained to represent a plaintiff, and agrees to be compensated with a contingent fee. While the case is ongoing, the attorney and his wife end their marriage. They enter into a marital separation agreement. A section of the…
Rank this Week: 1291

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

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

    Wriggins on Gifford & Jones on Tort Law and Race

    Wriggins on Gifford & Jones on Tort Law and Race
    Jenny Wriggins has reviewed Don Gifford and Brian Jones's Keeping Cases from Black Juries in the Washington & Lee Law Review Online. The abstract provides: Issues of race and racism in the U.S. torts system continue to deserve much…
  • Sep 23

    $3M Shale Verdict: Nuisance or Toxic Tort?

    $3M Shale Verdict: Nuisance or Toxic Tort?
    The Parr family in Texas won a $3M verdict alleging they were sickened by fumes from natural gas wells. They sued using a nuisance theory. At oral arguments in the Fifth Circuit last week, the defendant driller argued the case...
  • Sep 22

    Ford Faces Sunroof Class Action

    Ford Faces Sunroof Class Action
    A suit filed in California alleges some of Ford's sunroofs are dangerous and Ford has been aware of it for nearly a decade. The suit specifically alleges that as sunroofs have expanded over larger portions of the roof of cars,...
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