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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 588

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Dec 15

    Teaching Optimism, by Margaret Martin Barry

    Teaching Optimism, by Margaret Martin Barry
    Chris Rock’s tweet “Are black men an endangered species? No, endangered species are protected by law,” captures at once the failure to apply our laws and when applying them to do so effectively. Scan to the recently released…
  • Dec 10

    Five Problems to Avoid in Writing Student Learning Outcome

    Five Problems to Avoid in Writing Student Learning Outcome
    As law faculty across the country strive to improve student learning and meet ABA standards of accreditation through the assessment process, it is perhaps appropriate to stop and assess our efforts in that regard.  Here are…
  • Dec 9

    Free Webinar on Friday — Flipping he Law Classroom: Infusing Active Learning Through Technology

    Free Webinar on Friday — Flipping he Law Classroom: Infusing Active Learning Through Technology
    As the semester comes to a close it is a fantastic opportunity to reflect on your teaching strategies and what worked and what did not. If you have thought about introducing blended learning with in-class instruction this upcoming spring…
Rank this Week: 2336

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/
  • Dec 14

    Debra Lyn Bassett on Class Action Silence

    Debra Lyn Bassett on Class Action Silence
    My colleague Professor Debra Lyn Bassett (Southwestern) has posted to SSRN her article, Class Action Silence, 94 Boston U. L. Rev. 1781 (forthcoming 2014). Here is the abstract: A number of law review articles have noted the issues inherent…
  • Dec 10

    Frankel on Issacharoff

    Frankel on Issacharoff
    Alison Frankel of Reuters highlights Sam Issacharoff's high quality, innovative Supreme Court briefs in the a recent blog post. They are indeed masterful.
  • Dec 8

    BP Petition for Cert on Oil Claims Class Action Settlement Denied

    BP Petition for Cert on Oil Claims Class Action Settlement Denied
    You can find the order denying cert here.
Rank this Week: 303

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Dec 14

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?
    In the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes, the teacher Koheleth argues that (almost) everything is meaningless. But one passage from the Book of Ecclesiastes stood out to me today as potentially rectified by sage legal advice from an estate…
  • Dec 10

    A poem about admiralty and law of the sea

    A poem about admiralty and law of the sea
    A little known fact about me is that in addition to business law subjects I have sometimes taught Admiralty and Law of the Sea. This subject, which I refer to as "The Law of Boats" is one that has interested me for many years although I never…
  • Dec 1

    JDs in the Boardroom (2014 Edition)

    JDs in the Boardroom (2014 Edition)
    How do law schools rank in sending their graduates into senior positions in publicly traded companies? This second annual study on JDs in the boardroom tallies the schools' results.
Rank this Week: 3994

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Dec 14

    Back to Moscow, in the Winter

    Back to Moscow, in the Winter
    This past week I returned to Moscow, Russia, to present about experiential learning and interactive teaching in law teaching to members of the Moscow State University law faculty. This was a follow up visit to the trip last July as...
  • Dec 11

    SEALS Discussion: Formation of Prof. Identity

    SEALS Discussion: Formation of Prof. Identity
    In August 2014, I participated in a Discussion Group at the annual SEALS Conference in Amelia Island, Florida with leaders in the emerging field of "teaching" formation of professional identity. The concept of "formation of…
  • Jul 7

    LEX Conference in Moscow

    LEX Conference in Moscow
    I have just returned from my first trip to Moscow, Russia. I was there as part of the inaugural Legal Education Exchange (LEX) conference, sponsored by the United States Russia Foundation (USRF). Four US law schools and four Russia-based…
Rank this Week: 3674

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4
    My previous post began a consideration of general deterrence.  I view general deterrence through the lens of the criminal-justice system’s overall aim of promoting social trust.  General deterrence is one of four mechanisms by…
  • Nov 28

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 3

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 3
    In this post, I will begin an exploration of the implications of deterrence aims for criminalization.  By criminalization, I mean the decisions about what conduct to make criminal under what circumstances, and what level of punishment to…
  • Nov 26

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 2

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 2
    At bottom, our criminal-justice system exists to provide citizens with a sense of security in their day-to-day lives.  In this regard, our criminal-justice system serves the same end as our national-security system. There is, however, a…
Rank this Week: 1077

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Dec 13

    Argentine Debt Crisis Case Will be Opened

    Argentine Debt Crisis Case Will be Opened
    The motion we filed on behalf of Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata was granted yesterday. (Order) The order has some very inspiring language in it. When a judge cites to Madison’s writings, you know you’ve had a good day as a…
  • Dec 13

    Argentine Debt Crisis Case Will be Opened

    Argentine Debt Crisis Case Will be Opened
    The motion we filed on behalf of Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata was granted yesterday. (Order) The order has some very inspiring language in it. When a judge cites to Madison’s writings, you know you’ve had a good day as a…
  • Dec 9

    Fighting to keep court proceedings open

    Fighting to keep court proceedings open
    I have the privilege of representing Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata and The Center for Investigative Journalism in the Americas. I’ll let them speak for themselves – here – but suffice to say, I’m quite proud to be…
Rank this Week: 269

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/
  • Dec 12

    Congratulations Wayne Renke

    Congratulations Wayne Renke
    on being appointed to the bench. More to come soon.
  • Dec 5

    Avoiding Rights Conflict in the Twitterverse

    Avoiding Rights Conflict in the Twitterverse
    This post is a slightly expanded version of an editorial that appeared in the Globe and Mail online addition, 5 December 2014. A remarkable moment in popular constitutionalism took place in Alberta this week. A private member’s bill which,…
  • Nov 26

    Desperate Passenger

    Desperate Passenger
    Say what you will about the Russians, but they are a tough bunch.
Rank this Week: 911

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Dec 11

    IALI Symposium on 70th Anniversary of Chicago Convention

    IALI Symposium on 70th Anniversary of Chicago Convention
    This past Monday, the International Aviation Law Institute conducted a Symposium in conjunction with the special ceremonies held by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Convention on…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 340

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/
  • Dec 11

    Study documents gender bias in student evaluation

    Study documents gender bias in student evaluation
    A recent study reinforced previous conclusions that student evaluations are biased in favor of male instructors. Among its findings, it documented an interesting result on an item that could be objectively verified. Two professors gave…
  • Dec 11

    Proposals for the 2015 Storytelling Conference in Seattle

    Proposals for the 2015 Storytelling Conference in Seattle
    Here's one last reminder: The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2015 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference is on Monday, December 15, 2014. The call for proposals is on the Legal Writing Institute web site, under “Related…
  • Dec 9

    Surprise! The United States Code Has a New Title!

    Surprise! The United States Code Has a New Title!
    Back in September when nobody was looking, a new title (Title 52) became effective for the United States Code. The new Title collects sections on voting and elections that previously appeared in Titles 2 and 42. There is no change...
Rank this Week: 550

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/
  • Dec 11

    Two Views on Second Circuit's Insider Trading Decision

    Two Views on Second Circuit's Insider Trading Decision
    Here are two (ahem) differing views on yesterday's Second Circuit insider trading decision in United States v. Newman. The Wall Street Journal editorial writers are understandably happy at the ruling and contemptuous of Preet Bharara, dubbing…
  • Dec 10

    Second Circuit Reverses Insider Trading Convictions And Sets New Bar For Tippee Criminal Liability

    Second Circuit Reverses Insider Trading Convictions And Sets New Bar For Tippee Criminal Liability
    The Second Circuit's decision in United States v. Newman is out. The jury instructions were erroneous and the evidence insufficient. The convictions of Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasso are reversed and their cases have been remanded with…
  • Dec 8

    Five Former Madoff Cronies Face Federal Fraud Sentencing Nightmare Today

    Five Former Madoff Cronies Face Federal Fraud Sentencing Nightmare Today
    The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Matthews has a decent background story (subscription required) here. The Matthews piece contains the U.S. Probation Office's recommended sentences for three of the five defendants. How did this happen,…
Rank this Week: 229

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Dec 10

    BETTER UNDERSTANDING THE TRANSFER MARKET

    BETTER UNDERSTANDING THE TRANSFER MARKET
    What do we know about the transfer student market in legal education? Not enough. But that will begin to change in the coming weeks. NUMBER/PERCENTAGE OF TRANSFER STUDENTS HAS INCREASED MODESTLY Up until this year, the ABA Section of Legal...
  • Dec 2

    The Market for Law School Applicants -- A Milestone to Remember

    The Market for Law School Applicants -- A Milestone to Remember
    In early 2013, Michael Moffitt, the dean of Oregon Law, was interviewed by the New York Times about the tumult affecting law schools. Moffitt, who is a very thoughtful guy, reponded, "I feel like I am living a business school...
  • Nov 26

    The Michael S. Maurer Crossword Puzzle

    The Michael S. Maurer Crossword Puzzle
    Apropos of not much at all, I noticed when printing my New York Times crossword puzzle this morning that its constructor was the same Michael S. Maurer who is the named benefactor of Bill Henderson's school. I knew Mickey Maurer...
Rank this Week: 3754

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Dec 10

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson
    Good morning, Andover! Over the Thanksgiving break, I wrote to you all an email, asking that you take some time to understand what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  A few members of the community — a student and a parent,…
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition
    On October 17, 2014, we are launching the Andover Institute at Phillips Academy.  The Institute will be a hub for innovation at PA, where our students, faculty, and others come together to explore new ideas in teaching and learning at…
  • Oct 3

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie
    Originally posted on Paul Murphy:I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the…
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • Dec 10

    The companies that actually manufacture networks and devices oppose Title II, which may be all you need to know

    The companies that actually manufacture networks and devices oppose Title II, which may be all you need to know
    It’s easy to look at the net neutrality debate and assume that everyone is acting in their self-interest and against consumer welfare. Thus, many on the left denounce all opposition to Title II as essentially…
  • Dec 4

    Grading Obama Administration Antitrust Policy

    Grading Obama Administration Antitrust Policy
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama criticized the Bush Administration for “the weakest record of antitrust enforcement of any administration in the last half century” and promised “to reinvigorate antitrust…
  • Nov 25

    Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: Keeping Regulation in Check

    Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: Keeping Regulation in Check
    Last week, the George Washington University Center for Regulatory Studies convened a Conference (GW Conference) on the Status of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the United…
Rank this Week: 279

Irish Law Updates

Irish Law Updates

Updates on Irish and Northern Irish Law. By Darius Whelan.

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/blogger/blogger.html
  • Dec 10

    Capacity Bill and Prime Time programme

    Capacity Bill and Prime Time programme
    Cross-posted from Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association:Implications of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 for Vulnerable Persons in Congregated SettingsSubmissions by The Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association on the…
  • Aug 28

    Events in September 2014 and after

    Events in September 2014 and after
    CC BY ncarey I've updated the list of Irish Law events at www.irishlaw.org/events/Here's the current listing of events:Part 1 - EVENTS Thu. 4 Sept. 2014:Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution, Dublin City UniversityDetails at…
  • Aug 14

    World Intermediary Liability Map - Ireland Entry

    World Intermediary Liability Map - Ireland Entry
    I have contributed the Irish entry to the new World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap) at Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS).The WILMap educates the public about evolving Internet regulation affecting freedom of…
Rank this Week: 1022

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

From the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law.

http://haifalawfaculty.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    פסק דין: שהיה בלתי חוקית אינה עבירה כה חמורה המחייבת עונש מאסר בפועל

    פסק דין: שהיה בלתי חוקית אינה עבירה כה חמורה המחייבת עונש מאסר בפועל
    הנה סקירה קצרה של פסק דין חשוב, בלי הערות נוספות... http://elyon2.court.gov.il/files/13/770/036/H11/13036770.H11.htm אתמול נתן בית המשפט העליון (מפי השופט ג'ובראן…
  • Dec 7

    מירי רגב וג'.מ.קוטזי

    מירי רגב וג'.מ.קוטזי
    קראתי את הדיווח של אילן ליאור בהארץ על הדיון בועדת הפנים של הכנסת, ובו ציטוט דבריה המלגלגים של חברת הכנסת מירי רגב על השופט עוזי…
  • Oct 2

    הרשעה על בסיס זכרון שהודחק ושוחזר בעקבות חלום

    הרשעה על בסיס זכרון שהודחק ושוחזר בעקבות חלום
    הפוסט שלי על פסק הדין בעניין הזכרון שהתעורר בעקבות חלום: לא אהבתי את הרעיון של פרסום הפוסט הזה. אני חושש שיפרשו אותו כניסיון לפגוע…
Rank this Week: 4686

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Dec 9

    Challenger defeats 1 incumbent in school board race

    Challenger defeats 1 incumbent in school board race
    Ty Alper quoted in The Daily Californian, November 5, 2014 “I’m looking forward to working with this board and superintendent to keep moving the district forward, because we have a long way to go to be the district that we want to…
  • Dec 9

    Prop 47: As California goes, so goes the nation?

    Prop 47: As California goes, so goes the nation?
    Barry Krisberg writes for The Crime Report, November 5, 2014 California has traditionally been ahead of national developments, but a good predictor of future political trends. Since California is the largest state in the country, if Prop 47…
  • Dec 9

    Challenger Ty Alper gets seat on Berkeley School Board

    Challenger Ty Alper gets seat on Berkeley School Board
    Ty Alper quoted in Berkeleyside, November 5, 2014 Whatever the outcome, Alper said, “The other candidates are really exceptional people who are so dedicated to the public schools. I’m so excited to work with them and Dr.…
Rank this Week: 58

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
  • Dec 8

    The right to a fair trial (in criminal matters)

    The right to a fair trial (in criminal matters)
    What is the right to a fair trial? What does ‘fair’ even mean? Student Attorney Stefan Knights explaied for the Law Made Simple as part of his assessment in the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic. Stefan’s…
  • Nov 23

    Landlords: Do You Know Your Rights?

    Landlords: Do You Know Your Rights?
    The rights of tenants are generally discussed in great detail, while the rights of landlords are often ignored. Student Attorney Randalyn Rowe examined the rights of Landlords for the Law Made Simple series for the Hugh Wooding Law School…
  • Nov 10

    Transferring a pre-owned vehicle in Trinidad and Tobago

    Transferring a pre-owned vehicle in Trinidad and Tobago
    How does one go about transferring a pre-owned vehicle to another party in Trinidad and Tobago? Student Attorney Veneeta Ramsingh examined this issue for the Law Made Simple series for the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic.…
Rank this Week: 3520

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Dec 7

    Request for Submissions: National Business Law Scholars Conference

    Request for Submissions: National Business Law Scholars Conference
    National Business Law Scholars Conference Thursday & Friday, June 4-5, 2015 Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ This is the sixth annual meeting of the NBLSC, a conference which annually draws together legal scholars from…
  • Dec 7

    Request for Submissions: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

    Request for Submissions: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum
    Professor Adriaan Lani forwarded me the following announcement about the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, which offers an exciting venue for junior scholars to present their work: Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools announce…
  • Dec 7

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Holly Baird, Comment, The Preculsive Effect of Disgorgement Orders in Non- Dischargeability Actions Under Section 523(a)(19), 30 Emory…
Rank this Week: 147

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
  • Dec 4

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"
    How Should We Interpret our Constitutions? A Debate between Professors Baude and Harel Moderated by Professor McAdams William Baude is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 556

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: 393

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/
  • Dec 3

    Nigerian Government Gains Wizardly Allies In Fight Against Boko Haram

    Nigerian Government Gains Wizardly Allies In Fight Against Boko Haram
    Check out this piece from Vice on the Association of Nigerian Witches and Wizards (WIZTAN), which is fighting back against Boko Haram. According to reporter Mark Hay, WIZTAN has made some predictions about ultimate success against Boko Haram,…
  • Nov 26

    Apps-Solutely Magic!

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

    The Amazing Career of the Amazing Randi

    The Amazing Career of the Amazing Randi
    In the New York Times, a long article about the career and opinions of James "The Amazing" Randi. Adam Higginbotham discusses not just Randi's work but lawsuits brought against him by Uri Geller, and recent problems his longtime…
Rank this Week: 857

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Dec 3

    Top 10 Most Read Law of Work Posts of 2014

    Top 10 Most Read Law of Work Posts of 2014
    Originally published on December 3, 2014. It’s that time of the year to wind down and reflect on the past year in work law.   We’re heading into exams at York University, and then Happy Holidays from Professor Doorey the…
  • Nov 26

    Should Workers Have a “Right to Contest” Their Employer’s Decisions?

    Should Workers Have a “Right to Contest” Their Employer’s Decisions?
    I’ve been invited to speak at three conferences recently, all dealing with issues related to prospects for labour law reform in Canada.  Private sector union density has been on a downward trajectory for thirty years and is on its…
  • Nov 13

    New Toronto Union Adopts “Do It Yourself” Model, By-Passing Union Certification Proce

    New Toronto Union Adopts “Do It Yourself” Model, By-Passing Union Certification Proce
    A union formed earlier in 2014 called the Toronto Harm Reductions Workers Union (THRWU) has adopted a strategy they call “do it yourself” unionism. This means apparently by-passing the formal union certification and…
Rank this Week: 1170

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/
  • Dec 2

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for "specific evidence"

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for "specific evidence"
    If the DOJ's promised new anti-profiling guidelines rely to any significant extent on the notion of "specific evidence," the new guidelines will be a hopeless mishmash. Cf. Peter Tillers, If Wishes Were Horses: Discursive Comments on Attempts…
  • Nov 25

    Is fuzzy logic passé?

    Is fuzzy logic passé?
    Lotfi A. Zadeh to BISC-Group *********************************************************************Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 914

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Dec 1

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court
    Peter and Kathleen Kuretski submitted a 2007 tax return showing they owed almost $25,000 but they didn't pay a penny. In the administrative process within the IRS, they sought approval of an "offer in compromise" where they would…
  • Nov 15

    Election Puzzle

    Election Puzzle
    The elections got me down. I must admit that I am truly puzzled by the American electorate--that is, the very small slice of American voters that actually makes it to the polls and votes. We know that many of the...
  • Oct 23

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest
    There is class warfare going on, right now, all across this country. It's highlighted by the election gimmicks and gambits of those on the right who claim to be supporting ordinary Americans but whose real intentions show in the results. And…
Rank this Week: 681

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 4634

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
Rank this Week: 56

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Dec 1

    Billion $ Divorce

    Billion $ Divorce
    From Sean Williams (University of Texas), guest blogging for Concurring Opinions: A few weeks ago, an Oklahoma judge was tasked with dividing Harold and Sue Ann Hamm’s $2Billion marital estate. And the judge’s only guidance was to divide…
  • Nov 27

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
  • 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
Rank this Week: 265

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 884

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Price-Level Regulation and Its Reform

    Price-Level Regulation and Its Reform
    James Ming Chen, Price-Level Regulation and Its Reform, http://ssrn.com/abstract=771226 or http://bit.ly/PriceLevelRegulation: Price-level, or “price-cap,” regulation offers an alluring alternative to the traditional technique of…
  • Aug 13

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law
    Call for papers Ebola and the Law Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)Washington, D.C.Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The 2014 west African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic…
  • Apr 23

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner
    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner, available at http://bit.ly/MinorityTelevisionAmicus: This brief amicus curiae in support of petitioner Minority Television…
Rank this Week: 1169

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    A mini-symposium: The tenth anniversary of Crawford

    A mini-symposium: The tenth anniversary of Crawford
    This year marks the tenth anniversary of Crawford v. Washington.  To mark the occasion, First Impressions, the online publication of the Michigan Law Review, has published a mini-symposium, with longer essays by George Fisher of Stanford…
  • Nov 25

    Top side briefs and joint appendix in Ohio v. Clark

    Top side briefs and joint appendix in Ohio v. Clark
    Here are links to the top-side briefs and the joint appendix in Ohio v. Clark.First, the main brief of the petitioner, the State of Ohio.Next, the joint appendix.And now the amici:The United StatesDomestic Violence Legal Empowerment &…
  • Oct 27

    The Child Quasi-Witne

    The Child Quasi-Witne
    As it happens, Steve Ceci, a noted developmental psychologist at Cornell, and I have drafted an article, to be published in a few months in the University of Chicago Law Review, that uses the Clark case as a touchstone for presenting our…
Rank this Week: 1448

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: 429

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
Rank this Week: 3059

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: 591

paulmaharg.com

paulmaharg.com

Largely legal education, curriculum design, rhetoric and digital technologies. Regulation and global legal education. Occasionally law and literature. Very occasionally, Scottish independence.

http://paulmaharg.com
  • Nov 5

    LERN: digital media and legal education research

    LERN: digital media and legal education research
    Am doing a brief slot for the Association of Law Teachers (ALT) Legal Education Research Network (LERN) today on social media and research, in a workshop designed to explore, in the words of Patricia Leighton, the ‘various ways that we…
  • Oct 7

    Convergence and fragmentation

    Convergence and fragmentation
    I’m giving a paper today at Melbourne Law School, by kind invitation of Gary Cazalet, title ‘Convergence and fragmentation: legal research, informatics and legal education’.  Slides up on the Slides page above.…
  • Sep 21

    LETR on regulatory relationship

    LETR on regulatory relationship
    I was revisiting LETR on regulatory relationship for a paper I was giving here at Denver U Sturm College of Law.  A year or so on, how is it looking?  The responses of the main regulators were reasonably predictable though the…
Rank this Week: 3885

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

Covers legal education, law, literature, and legal critique.

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Nov 5

    LERN: digital media and legal education research

    LERN: digital media and legal education research
    Am doing a brief slot for the Association of Law Teachers (ALT) Legal Education Research Network (LERN) today on social media and research, in a workshop designed to explore, in the words of Patricia Leighton, the ‘various ways that we…
  • Oct 7

    Convergence and fragmentation

    Convergence and fragmentation
    I’m giving a paper today at Melbourne Law School, by kind invitation of Gary Cazalet, title ‘Convergence and fragmentation: legal research, informatics and legal education’.  Slides up on the Slides page above.…
  • Sep 21

    LETR on regulatory relationship

    LETR on regulatory relationship
    I was revisiting LETR on regulatory relationship for a paper I was giving here at Denver U Sturm College of Law.  A year or so on, how is it looking?  The responses of the main regulators were reasonably predictable though the…
Rank this Week: 2112

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia
    The Victoria Law Commission has finalized its report on juror empanelment.  The report, which is available here, examines the following three areas Peremptory challenges and the Crown's right to stand aside Calling of the panel…
  • Oct 8

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument
    Today, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Warger v. Shauers.Sheila Birnbaum will be arguing for respondent (Randy D. Shauers).Sarah E. Harrington who represents the solicitor general's office will also be arguing for…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Voting Paradoxe

    Jury Voting Paradoxe
    Jason IulianoAbstract (to read the entire article go here)The special verdict is plagued by two philosophical paradoxes: the discursive dilemma and the lottery paradox. Although widely discussed in the philosophical literature, these…
Rank this Week: 1857

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

From George Mason University School of Law.

http://jlep.net/home/
  • Sep 30

    JLEP Congratulates Its New Candidate Members!

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

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2014-2015 Incoming Masthead

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

    JLEP Featured On Blog “Above The Law”

    JLEP Featured On Blog “Above The Law”
    The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy was recently featured on the popular blog Above The Law for its Fall 2013 issue!  In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the pivotal Supreme Court decision Erie Railroad v.…
Rank this Week: 959

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: 733

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 57

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

By Jim Chen, Kristi L. Bowman, Rebecca M. Bratspies, Holly D. Doremus, Peter H. Huang, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, Andrew Long, Barbara A. Noah, Jordan Paradise, J.B. Ruhl, Andrew W. Torrance, and Katherine Van Tassel.

http://biolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law
    Call for papers Ebola and the Law Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)Washington, D.C.Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The 2014 west African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic…
  • Mar 1

    Reel Bio-Horror

    Reel Bio-Horror
    Victoria Sutton of Texas Tech very kindly put her new book, Reel Bio-Horror: The Things That Keep Us Up at Night, on the Biolaw bookshelf. The book has its own website and a Facebook fan page. It covers the genre of biohorror and…
  • Oct 9

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013
    The Practising Law Institute has very kindly provided Biolaw a copy of its EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013. Edited by by Adam Sowatzka and Richard E. Glaze, Jr., this volume reviews the full array of laws enforced by the…
Rank this Week: 1452

Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

Stories from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Hanging By An OCI Thread

    Hanging By An OCI Thread
    Next Friday will mark 10 years to the day that I created this blog as a way of chronicling my experience in law school.  It has served well beyond its initial, humble purpose.  But with my very limited time these days, and more…
  • Jan 30

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?
    Last week, students at Berkeley Law received a series of emails from the Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee announcing four candidate visits to campus in the coming days.This afternoon students received an email from a "Berkeley Law Dean…
  • Jan 23

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
Rank this Week: 1427

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity…

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Reigns Supreme

Covers employment law, human resources best practices, and how to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms to help ensure a happy and productive workforce. By Kendall Isaac.

http://www.workplacedignity.com/employment-law-and-dispute-resolution-blog.html
Rank this Week: 4473

Failed Evidence

Failed Evidence

Covers arrests, prosecutions, and news relating to: criminal court cases, scientific evidence, eyewitness evidence, exonerated convicts, innocence, injustice, and the law enforcement system's general resistance to science. By David A. Harris.

http://failedevidence.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4486

Under the Robes

Under the Robes

Professor Rosemary Queenan created this blog for her Fall 2007 Introduction to Lawyering course.

http://undertherobes.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 9

    July 9, 2014 — The Tragedy Part II

    July 9, 2014 — The Tragedy Part II
    I have been fired. That’s right readers and fellow bloggers.  A3G has been fired–for her blog–in clear contravention of her First Amendment rights. She will be back–in one form or another.  But for now,…
  • Jul 3

    July 3, 2014

    July 3, 2014
    Cheer up, Tweek-em. Take a ride to the Hamptons.  We are having a killer BBQ. And you never know who you might see.  There were several notable sightings last year.
  • Jul 3

    July 3, 2014 — Loser?

    July 3, 2014 — Loser?
    Distracted?  Yes. Bored?  Yes. Tired of being treated like dirt?  Yes. Plans for the 4th?  No. Am I a loser?
Rank this Week: 4951