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Law Career Blog

Law Career Blog

Covers law schools, careers in law and alternative career options for lawyers. By Professor Gregory W. Bowman.

http://law-career.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    To Everything there is a Season

    To Everything there is a Season
    Obviously it has been a while since I have posted on this blog. Why is that? I suppose it is because I have accomplished much of what I wanted to with Law Career Blog as a solo blog. I felt I had important things to say on teaching and…
  • Aug 25

    The Most Important Day of Cla

    The Most Important Day of Cla
    Last week was my first week of classes for the 2008-2009 academic year, and I was all ready to write a post called "The Most Important Day of Class." The whole premise was that the first day of class is the most important day of class for…
  • Aug 10

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty
    There was an interesting post on the Law Librarian Blog this week concerning the benefits of senior, junior, and adjunct faculty in the classroom. The post can be linked to here. This is a subject that interests me greatly, and readers will…
Rank this Week: 1860

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Edited by I. Richard Gershon, Paul E. McGreal and Cynthia L. Fountaine.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Feb 6

    Would Receivership Be Appropriate for a Failing and Malfeasant Law School?

    Would Receivership Be Appropriate for a Failing and Malfeasant Law School?
    [by Rick Bales; this is a cross-post from today's op-ed at TaxProf Blog] As has been much-described elsewhere, the Department of Education has, for a variety of reasons (mostly related to admitting unqualified students and low bar pass…
  • Feb 4

    How Would Nuking the Charitable Tax Deduction Affect Higher Ed (and Law Deaning)?

    How Would Nuking the Charitable Tax Deduction Affect Higher Ed (and Law Deaning)?
    [from Rick Bales] We may soon find out. According to Forbes (Ashlea Ebeling , This May Be The Last Year You Get A Charitable Tax Deduction), via Dean Dad, the tax deduction for charitable contributions may be history. This could...
  • Nov 11

    International Association of Law School

    International Association of Law School
    IALS Annual conference, UC Hastings Law, October 27-29, 2016. One of the best opportunities I've experienced to meet legal educators who truly span the globe. rb
Rank this Week: 2072

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3506

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4118

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Jul 1

    The Academic Summer

    The Academic Summer
    Often people who are not teachers are amazed and envious of our mythical “summers off.” They don’t really understand why we need the time, and what we do during the summer. It seems to them, I guess, a vast expanse...
  • Feb 23

    Formative Assessment in Law School, Part II

    Formative Assessment in Law School, Part II
    This is the second of a two-part blog post (Part I is here) about ABA Accreditation Standard 314, which requires that law schools use both summative and formative assessment methods. The two posts, taken together, attempt to answer the…
  • Feb 23

    ABA Standard 314 – What is Formative Assessment?

    ABA Standard 314 – What is Formative Assessment?
    In August of 2014, after five years of study and drafting, the ABA added a new set of assessment requirements to the accreditation standards. Starting with the incoming class in the fall of 2016, ABA accredited law schools are required...
Rank this Week: 3552

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/
  • Feb 22

    A Wall of Inspiration

    A Wall of Inspiration
    For first-time bar takers and repeat bar takers, this is the week they have prepared for the past two months. This preparatory period was particularly demanding for me as students responded to my advice and used the ASP office extensively....
  • Feb 21

    Director of Academic Success Position at U of Buffalo

    Director of Academic Success Position at U of Buffalo
    Position Summary: The University at Buffalo School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Success. The Academic Success Program is designed to provide students with support through every stage of the academic…
  • Feb 21

    Associate Director of Bar Support Position at Roger William

    Associate Director of Bar Support Position at Roger William
    Associate Director of Bar Support Category: Staff positions Department: School of Law Locations: Bristol, RI Posted: Feb 10, '17 Type: Full-time Regular Ref. No.: 109814 Share About Roger Williams University: Roger Williams University,…
Rank this Week: 4100

Law School Innovation

Law School Innovation

Covers teaching, curriculum, and classroom technology. Edited by Professors Douglas A. Berman, Anupam Chander, Gene Koo and Mark W. Osler.

http://lsi.typepad.com/lsi/
  • Sep 3

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."
    Though I have not blogged in this space for a very long time, my own long history here of discussing how I think technologies should be at the center of law school innovation prompted me to want to blog about...
  • Oct 20

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget
    Legal education is under strain: Fewer people are applying to law school, and those who apply are less qualified. One result of this dynamic is that law schools are admitting fewer students, in order to keep qualifications up, but that...
  • Sep 19

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable
    One of the things we do well here at St. Thomas is establish mentor relationships for our students with lawyers in the community-- every student has a mentor. Neil Hamilton and Verna Monson have done some significant and important work...
Rank this Week: 1665

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: A Tale of RSA

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: A Tale of RSA
    In this episode, I go to RSA and interviews the people that everyone at RSA is hoping to sell to—CISOs. In particular, John “Four” Flynn of Uber, Heather Adkins of Google, and Troels Oerting of Barclays Bank.…
  • Feb 22

    White House Interference with Justice Department Investigations? That 2009 Holder Memo

    White House Interference with Justice Department Investigations? That 2009 Holder Memo
    Last Saturday, Harry Siegel of the New York Daily News reported that shortly after President Trump signed his immigration executive order, Stephen Miller called the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Robert Capers, to…
  • Feb 22

    Cybercrime Roundup: Searching and Seizing

    Cybercrime Roundup: Searching and Seizing
    In 2014, the Supreme Court held in Riley v. California that there was something different about searching cellphones:                                 …
Rank this Week: 55

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard
    Deans of 20 California law schools say the California bar exam is too strict. They want to lower the score needed to pass the test. It is odd when the teachers complain the test is too hard. Such complaints should...
  • Feb 16

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case
    [cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] This article on The Daily Beast argues that Thomas may be recused because of some emails sent by his wife, but it is wrong. It seems that Virginia Thomas has written some emails to a...
  • Feb 12

    Wendel & Luban on philosophical legal ethic

    Wendel & Luban on philosophical legal ethic
    Two of my favorite legal ethics scholars -- Brad Wendel and David Luban -- have joined forces to write an accessible history of philosophical legal ethics. Breaking down the relatively short (40-year) span of serious theoretical work in the…
Rank this Week: 436

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Whitman on American Inspiration for European Extremism

    Whitman on American Inspiration for European Extremism
    James Q. Whitman, Yale Law School, has an op-ed in today's Los Angeles Times, with the headline When the Nazis wrote the Nuremberg laws, they looked to racist American statutes:The European far right sees much to admire in the United States,…
  • Feb 22

    Environmentalists, Left and Right

    Environmentalists, Left and Right
    Michael C. Blumm, Lewis & Clark Law School, has posted The Nation's First Forester-in-Chief: The Overlooked Role of FDR and the Environment:Douglas Brinkley, biographer of Theodore Roosevelt and his environmental legacy, has produced a…
  • Feb 22

    Duxbury on Lord Kilmuir

    Duxbury on Lord Kilmuir
    Back in 2015, LSE’s Neil Duxbury published Lord Kilmuir: A Vignette with Hart Publishing. From the press:This short book examines the career and achievements of Lord Kilmuir (David Maxwell Fyfe), a British politician and former…
Rank this Week: 314

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Feb 22

    Utah Supreme Court: "Not All Misappropriation Is Created Equal"

    Utah Supreme Court: "Not All Misappropriation Is Created Equal"
    The Utah Supreme Court affirmed a suspension for dishonesty in a case where an attorney had bartered legal services with two clients for home improvements and deprived his firm of its fees. Attorney Joseph Barrett exchanged legal services for…
  • Feb 22

    Attorney Disbarred For Sex Abuse Of Boy Scout

    Attorney Disbarred For Sex Abuse Of Boy Scout
    Automatic disbarment as a consequence of a felony conviction was imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. Pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(4)(a), the respondent was automatically disbarred and ceased to be…
  • Feb 22

    "99%...Pure Bullshit"

    "99%...Pure Bullshit"
    In a matter involving allegations of misconduct against a sitting judge, the Maryland Court of Appeals directed that the Commission on Judicial Disabilities file the record of proceedings leading to a reprimand for the court's limited review…
Rank this Week: 109

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/
  • Feb 22

    Winning Through Integrity and Professionalism

    Winning Through Integrity and Professionalism
    In an article in the New York State Bar Association Journal (Feb. 2017), Judge Gerald Lebovits makes the case for integrity and professionalism: Winning is, rather, about projecting sincerity without vouching for a client’s credibility or…
  • Feb 22

    Mark Herrmann: Why It’s Always Your Fault

    Mark Herrmann: Why It’s Always Your Fault
    Mark Herrmann: Why It’s Always Your Fault. Nice article. Excerpt: "In a sense, whenever you write anything, you become responsible for the reader. If the reader doesn’t understand it, it’s your fault — because your task was to…
  • Feb 21

    N. Y. Post: Why we should teach cursive writing to all kid

    N. Y. Post: Why we should teach cursive writing to all kid
    N. Y. Post: Why we should teach cursive writing to all kids. Excerpts: But this policy change is actually more beneficial for the students than school officials appear to realize. Learning how to write cursive isn’t just useful for its...
Rank this Week: 2067

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Feb 22

    Bogenschneider on Hegelian Tax Jurisprudence

    Bogenschneider on Hegelian Tax Jurisprudence
    Bret N. Bogenschneider (University of Surrey - School of Law) has posted The Missing Hegelian Revival in Tax Jurisprudence (7:1 J. Phil. Int'l Law 1 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this Article G.W.F. Hegel’s Philosophy of…
  • Feb 22

    Kochan on Augmented Reality & Real Property

    Kochan on Augmented Reality & Real Property
    Donald J. Kochan (Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law) has posted Playing with Real Property Inside Augmented Reality: Pokémon Go, Trespass, and Law's Limitations (Forthcoming in 38 Whittier Law Review __ (2017) (symposium))…
  • Feb 22

    Schwartz on Enumerated Power

    Schwartz on Enumerated Power
    David S. Schwartz (University of Wisconsin Law School) has posted A Question Perpetually Arising: Implied Powers, Capable Federalism, and the Limits of Enumerationism on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The American constitutional order embodies a…
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Feb 10

    call for proposals, Moot Court Conference

    call for proposals, Moot Court Conference
    Second Biennial Moot Court Conference Saturday, April 29, 2017 The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois The Planning Committee for the Second Biennial Moot Court Conference invites proposals from participants on any topic of interest…
  • Feb 10

    visiting position at Washburn

    visiting position at Washburn
    The Washburn University School of Law invites applications for the position of Visiting Associate Professor of Law (VAP) in its Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing (LARW) program. Washburn’s LARW program is staffed by four tenured or…
  • Feb 9

    Second Biennial Moot Court Conference to be Held in Chicago

    Second Biennial Moot Court Conference to be Held in Chicago
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois The Planning Committee for the Second Biennial Moot Court Conference invites proposals from participants on any topic of interest to those who coach moot court teams and…
Rank this Week: 700

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: 147

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Jul 20

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24…
  • May 12

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic
    The Fifth “Colonial Frontier” Legal Writing Conference Saturday, December 3, 2016 Hosted by Duquesne University School of Law Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politics The least common, but perhaps one of the…
  • May 12

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS
    The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This works-in-progress program will…
Rank this Week: 2061

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/
  • Feb 22

    "The Innocence of Becoming: Nietzsche Against Guilt"

    "The Innocence of Becoming: Nietzsche Against Guilt"
    This is a pretty significant revision of a draft paper I first posted in 2013. It gives a good bit of attention to the reactive attitude of "revenge" that polite philosophers usually ignore. The abstract: This is a substantial revision...
  • Feb 22

    Does Trump suffer from narcissistic personality disorder?

    Does Trump suffer from narcissistic personality disorder?
    A psychiatrist responsible for the DSM definition says he does not, but the reasons given are not very good ones. (See an earlier discussion of this topic here.) He claims that Trump does not suffer distress and impairment connected to...
  • Feb 22

    Iowa legislature considering bill to require political diversity/balance in faculty hiring

    Iowa legislature considering bill to require political diversity/balance in faculty hiring
    Besides being a massive violation of academic freedom, it's almost certainly unconstitutional for a state university to mandate this kind of political balance (which would require, among other things, an unconstitutional invasion of the…
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Jan 21

    Chicago, New York Heading in Opposite Directions on Crime; Where Does Milwaukee Stand?

    Chicago, New York Heading in Opposite Directions on Crime; Where Does Milwaukee Stand?
    To judge by some of the political rhetoric last fall, violent crime must be surging in our nation’s cities. Is that true? The answer may depend on which city you are talking about, and which neighborhood within that city. Consider the…
  • Jan 16

    Book Release Tomorrow!

    Book Release Tomorrow!
    Tomorrow, Jan. 17, I’ll be at Boswell Books in Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. for an event to mark the release of my new book, Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
  • Jan 11

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up
    Ringing in the new year, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released its data on prisoners in the United States in 2015. After rising consistently for about four decades, the U.S. prison population (state and federal combined)…
Rank this Week: 3073

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
  • Jan 17

    Antitrust review revolution?

    Antitrust review revolution?
    Ok, so revolution is perhaps a bit overblown. But, we are about to undergo a significant change in antitrust enforcement in the context of merger and acquisitions - probably more significant than the change we saw after the transition from...
  • Jan 5

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian
    I'd be remiss if I didn't note that F. Ross Johnson recently passed away. Johnson was the real life protagonist of Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate - the story of the auction of RJR Nabisco and...
Rank this Week: 285

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

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

http://madisonian.net
  • Feb 13

    #Pittsblog: Imagining Pittsburgh

    #Pittsblog: Imagining Pittsburgh
    Contemporary Pittsburgh is still mostly missing a writer who distills its emerging, collective voice, meaning a forward-looking imagineer to complement the marvelous visual nostalgia of Rick Sebak.  The expressive identity of the…
  • Feb 13

    Posts Will Resume At Madisonian.net

    Posts Will Resume At Madisonian.net
    I’ve been gone for too long.
  • Oct 12

    #WHFrontiers: Pittsburgh’s Innovation Story in Full

    #WHFrontiers: Pittsburgh’s Innovation Story in Full
    Free download:  “Contrasts in Innovation: Pittsburgh Then and Now,” http://ssrn.com/abstract=1858741 That’s a full and complete account of innovation and other things in Pittsburgh today, or the good, the bad, and the…
Rank this Week: 1013

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/
  • Feb 21

    Academic Roundup on HR 985

    Academic Roundup on HR 985
    Academics have been busy this week providing commentary on HR 985, the "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017." Here's a round-up of the commentary thus far (and please do let me know if I've missed someone). John…
  • Feb 18

    H.R. 985: An Attempt to Undermine Class Actions & MDL

    H.R. 985: An Attempt to Undermine Class Actions & MDL
    Class actions and MDL have real problems that need fixing. I have written about these problems at length, most recently in Aggregation as Disempowerment. But the new bill that just passed the House Judiciary Committee does not fix any of...
  • Feb 13

    "Fairness" in Class Action Litigation Act

    "Fairness" in Class Action Litigation Act
    The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a bill that would substantially curtail the usefulness of class actions and multidistrict litigation, but would not make things "fairer" for class members. Alison Frankel has a great…
Rank this Week: 1106

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/
  • Feb 22

    Can Your Girlfriend’s Child Be Your Dependent?

    Can Your Girlfriend’s Child Be Your Dependent?
    Is it possible for the child of a taxpayer’s girlfriend, or boyfriend, to be the taxpayer’s dependent? Though one’s first reaction might be to say no, the answer is yes. How can that be? One answer can be found in a recent…
  • Feb 20

    So Who Should Pay Taxes for Police Protection?

    So Who Should Pay Taxes for Police Protection?
    As explained in this article and others, the governor of Pennsylvania has proposed that Pennsylvania towns relying on the state police for all policing in the town pay a $25 per-person tax for those services. Not surprisingly, the proposal…
  • Feb 17

    When the Tax Law Requires an “Unjust” Result

    When the Tax Law Requires an “Unjust” Result
    A recent United States Tax Court decision, Smyth v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2017-29, provides an opportunity to explore the extent to which a tax law, applied to a specific set of facts, can generate an “unjust” result. The facts were…
Rank this Week: 2639

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 20

    Did Dr. Seuss Enterprises Steal Matthew Lombardo's Christmas?

    Did Dr. Seuss Enterprises Steal Matthew Lombardo's Christmas?
    Peter B. Shapiro of Baker, Hostetler, discusses whether Matthew Lombardo's play Who's Holiday infringes Dr. Seuss Enterprises's (the rightsholder's) copyright in the popular children's book How the Grinch Stole Christmas, here, for Lexology.…
  • Feb 20

    Lauriat on Walter v. Lane (1900), Originality, and Copyright Protection Under UK Law @KCL_Law

    Lauriat on Walter v. Lane (1900), Originality, and Copyright Protection Under UK Law @KCL_Law
    Barbara Lauriat, King's College London, is publishing Walter v. Lane (1900) in Landmark Cases in Intellectual Property Law, chapter 7 (Jose Bellido, ed., Hart Publishing, 2017). Here is the abstract. Originality is a cornerstone of…
  • Feb 20

    Berman on The Fourth Amendment and When Queries Are Searches @UHLAW

    Berman on The Fourth Amendment and When Queries Are Searches @UHLAW
    Emily Berman, University of Houston Law Center, has published When Queries are Searches as University of Houston Law Center No. 2017-W-1. Here is the abstract. Due to limits on the scope of the Fourth Amendment and numerous exceptions to…
Rank this Week: 83

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • May 31

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community
    Organizations that develop open source software are often inherently fragmented and loosely-networked, which can make governance and decision-making a challenge. In addition, as the open source community grows and becomes more global, so too…
Rank this Week: 1778

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 2629

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: 1847

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 5039

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/
  • Jan 3

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.
    After I got hacked, I tried to change my administrative login credentials to my new email address, but Blogger doesn't believe me.  Let's just say it's hard to survive a hacking.
  • Dec 4

    Lessons from being hacked.

    Lessons from being hacked.
    Criminals are smarter than I am.Criminals are more dedicated to their jobs than I am--and I'm pretty darn dedicated.Computers can be used for E-VIL as well as for good.I have very smart, computer-savvy friends.People who have been hacked…
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
Rank this Week: 4467

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
Rank this Week: 2743

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/
  • Feb 14

    "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity"

    "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Andrea Yates: A Continuing Story About Insanity" DEBORAH W. DENNO, Fordham University School of Law In 2001, Andrea Yates did the unthinkable: she drowned her five children one by one in a bathtub within the…
  • Feb 13

    "Concocting Criminal Intent"

    "Concocting Criminal Intent"
    Recently published on SSRN (and Georgetown Law Journal, Vol.105, pp. 323-78 (2017)): "Concocting Criminal Intent" DEBORAH W. DENNO, Fordham University School of Law My empirical study, which examines neuroscience evidence in 800 criminal…
  • Feb 12

    Neuroscience and Law Center CLE Program

    Neuroscience and Law Center CLE Program
    Neuroscience and Law Center CLE Program The Neuroscience and Law Center presents Reconstructing Criminal Justice: Brain Dysfunction & The Courtroom Monday, March 6, 2017 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Fordham Law School Costantino Room 150 West…
Rank this Week: 598

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Feb 9

    The 9th Circuit's Ruling Against Trump: An Outline

    The 9th Circuit's Ruling Against Trump: An Outline
    9th Circuit JudgesCanby, Clifton, Friedland The decision in one sentence: The Trump administration failed to show that the country was in grave danger unless the Executive Order was allowed to go into effect immediately. A step by…
  • Feb 5

    Court of Appeals Nominee Rowan Wilson: Open Question

    Court of Appeals Nominee Rowan Wilson: Open Question
    The confirmation hearing for Governor Andrew Cuomo's latest pick for the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, is scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, February 6, 2017. The Committee's Chair, Senator John J. Bonacic, has been conscientious,…
  • Jan 21

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 4: Punishment)

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 4: Punishment)
    Here's wishing the newly inaugurated President lots of success in doing what's best for our country. If Scalia's view of gay rights--"homosexual sodomy," as he insisted on putting it--was anachronistic and offensive, his positions…
Rank this Week: 916

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/
  • Feb 22

    Hundreds of Churches Appear to Receive Exemption Determinations Using Form 1023-EZ

    Hundreds of Churches Appear to Receive Exemption Determinations Using Form 1023-EZ
    Today, the IRS released complete publicly available data on the over 105,000 organizations that were approved for tax-exemption using the streamlined application process, Form 1023-EZ from its inception in July 2014 through December 2016.…
  • Feb 8

    Articles Relating to Repealing the Johnson Amendment

    Articles Relating to Repealing the Johnson Amendment
    Plenty of articles regarding whether to repeal or relax the Johnson Amendment. Here is a sample: Chronicle of Philanthropy: Doug White, “Mr. Trump, Let’s End the Hypocrisy and Deny Tax Breaks to Churches" Tax Prof Blog: collecting…
  • Feb 6

    Is the Emporer Naked? Non-Enforcement of Tax-Exempt Organization Law

    Is the Emporer Naked? Non-Enforcement of Tax-Exempt Organization Law
    In this post on the Surly Subgroup, Prof. Lloyd Mayer discusses the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the IRS as a regulator of the nonprofit sector. Here is the opening paragraph: The Donald J. Trump Foundation admits to illegal…
Rank this Week: 4099

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 21

    “We’re on the Air!” Michael Flynn, Sergey Kislyak and the Paradoxes of Diplomatic Immunitie

    “We’re on the Air!” Michael Flynn, Sergey Kislyak and the Paradoxes of Diplomatic Immunitie
    by Mohamed Helal by Mohamed Helal [Dr. Mohamed Helal is an Assistant Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law & Affiliated Faculty, Mershon Center for International Security Studies – The Ohio State University. From 2002-2003 Dr.…
  • Feb 20

    Introducing the Second Multi-Blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentarie

    Introducing the Second Multi-Blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentarie
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Last March, the ICRC released an updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention of 1949 (GCI), the first installment of six new Commentaries aimed at bringing the interpretation of the Geneva…
  • Feb 18

    Welcome to the Blogosphere, A Guy in the World!

    Welcome to the Blogosphere, A Guy in the World!
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller The blog is a one-man show, and that man is Charles Blanchard — former General Counsel of both the Air Force and the United States Army, current partner at Arnold & Porter in DC. The…
Rank this Week: 508

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Nov 9

    Supports Open Acce

    Supports Open Acce
    All three of my regular readers will know this blog’s commitment Open Access, not just in education (OER), not just in collaboration between institutions, but in Open Access to research as well.  Lingua is one of the…
  • Sep 28

    The experiential photograph

    The experiential photograph
    A couple of folk have asked about the banner photos.  The one above, an autumn photo, was taken at the weekend on the Cuillins, Skye, near the cloud line, from the shoulder of Sron na Ciche, on our way to climb Sgurr Dearg and An…
  • Aug 4

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2
    ‘Literacies’ might suggest a basic set of competencies, one that’s highly teleological, but I mean the very opposite of it — a complex unbounded, uncertain collection of capabilities, awarenesses and moral…
Rank this Week: 3589

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 9

    Supports Open Acce

    Supports Open Acce
    All three of my regular readers will know this blog’s commitment Open Access, not just in education (OER), not just in collaboration between institutions, but in Open Access to research as well.  Lingua is one of the…
  • Sep 28

    The experiential photograph

    The experiential photograph
    A couple of folk have asked about the banner photos.  The one above, an autumn photo, was taken at the weekend on the Cuillins, Skye, near the cloud line, from the shoulder of Sron na Ciche, on our way to climb Sgurr Dearg and An…
  • Aug 4

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2
    ‘Literacies’ might suggest a basic set of competencies, one that’s highly teleological, but I mean the very opposite of it — a complex unbounded, uncertain collection of capabilities, awarenesses and moral…
Rank this Week: 1920

Persuasive Authorities

Persuasive Authorities

Covers law, politics, and foreign policy by legal teachers, scholars, fellows and researchers.

http://persuasiveauthorities.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Farewell

    Farewell
    Persuasive Authorities is officially signing off. On behalf of our entire roster of contributors, I thank our readers for visiting us and interacting with us in this group blog. It has been fun, fruitful, and productive.We look forward to…
  • Feb 18

    New Law School Ranking

    New Law School Ranking
    (from Malcolm Gladwell.) The full list is available here (subscription required), but you can get a quick glimpse of them here.
  • Feb 14

    Women’s quota in major enterprise

    Women’s quota in major enterprise
    These days, in Germany there is a lively discussion about women’s quota in major enterprises. The facts are clear: in most German businesses, especially in leadership positions, women are still underrepresented. Only 13 percent of the…
Rank this Week: 4846

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 142

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: 190

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Feb 22

    Burning your own cross on your own lawn?

    Burning your own cross on your own lawn?
    A couple in Stamford, CT had a racial slur spray-painted on their garage door. Convinced that the police are not doing enough to investigate the incident, they have refused to paint-over or cover the word. In response, the town is moving to…
  • Feb 22

    Intentional walks and limiting rule

    Intentional walks and limiting rule
    Major League Baseball announced agreement on a rule change under which intentional walks will now require only a signal from the dugout, rather than the pitcher intentionally throwing four pitches wide of the plate and the catcher's box. The…
  • Feb 21

    Barnett & Bernick: Good-Faith Constitutional Construction

    Barnett & Bernick: Good-Faith Constitutional Construction
    I spent last weekend at the University of San Diego’s annual originalism works-in-progress conference, which was, as always, excellent and thought provoking. In particular, Michael McConnell presented a draft of his very, very impressive…
Rank this Week: 45

Products Liability Prof Blog

Products Liability Prof Blog

Member of the law professor blogs network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/products_liability/
  • Aug 16

    About Products Liability Prof Blog

    About Products Liability Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Products Liability Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jul 10

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law
    The popular Drug and Device Law blog posted a piece yesterday where they reviewed the developments in product liability law for the last few decades and graded them in relation to help to their corporate clients. It is a nice...
  • Jul 2

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor
    General Motors Corporation has agreed to assume responsibility for all future liability claims filed after the automaker emerges from bankruptcy, regardless of when the vehicle was made. GM had planned to include its product liability claims…
Rank this Week: 2675

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 22

    Ridge Rousten Cabernet Franc (Santa Cruz Mountains) 2013

    Ridge Rousten Cabernet Franc (Santa Cruz Mountains) 2013
    This 100% Cabernet Franc is sourced from a small patch of 5 year old vines in Ridge's famous Monte Bello Vineyard. Deep purple-ruby. No sediment yet. Pleasant aroma of dark berry fruit, anise, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 21

    Generals, yes. Law Professors, no?

    Generals, yes. Law Professors, no?
    Francis Pileggi reports: The National Association of Corporate Directors is hosting a seminar later this week for retired, or nearly retired, generals in the U.S. armed services who aspire to be on a... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 21

    SEC Acting Chair Piwowar goes to war with his own enforcement lawyer

    SEC Acting Chair Piwowar goes to war with his own enforcement lawyer
    ICYMI (as I did), the WSJ last week reported that: Michael Piwowar—named acting head of the agency in late January by the Trump administration—... revoke[d] subpoena authority from about 20 senior... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 356

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 18

    Real Estate Consequences of the GOP Tax Reform

    Real Estate Consequences of the GOP Tax Reform
    The Trump Presidency is off to a very lively (to put it mildly) start, and tax reform is one of the big issues. Last summer (2016) Speaker Paul Ryan put out a plan called “A Better Way” that set forth...
  • Feb 16

    ALPS Abstracts Due Friday, February 24!

    ALPS Abstracts Due Friday, February 24!
    Don't forget: the period to submit abstracts for the Association for Law, Property & Society (ALPS) ends on February 24, i.e. next Friday! Carve out some time this weekend to get your abstracts in. The 8th annual meeting of ALPS...
  • Feb 13

    Nothing Says I Love You Like a Property Tax Bill

    Nothing Says I Love You Like a Property Tax Bill
    In Washington state, Valentine's Day is the traditional day for hearts, Cupids, over-priced romantic dinners, and property tax bills. Yep, you read that correctly: apparently in Washington state, Valentine's Day is the day that property tax…
Rank this Week: 446

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Malcom X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965): Black Self-Determination & Black Solidarity [revised ed.]

    Malcom X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965): Black Self-Determination & Black Solidarity [revised ed.]
    Painting by Trevor Jenkins[This is a slightly revised version of a post from a couple of years ago.]  On this date in 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City.“… [T]oward the end of his…
  • Feb 21

    The Social & Political Context of Integrity

    The Social & Political Context of Integrity
    Thinking about integrity should not be reduced to simply talk about personal moral virtue, an attribute of character, a marker for an integrated (or integrating or individuating) self, or its role as indicative of moral purpose and…
  • Feb 17

    I’d like a bowl of cream of wheat and a soy latte please.

    I’d like a bowl of cream of wheat and a soy latte please.
    Please see my post on the National Milk Producers Federation’s attempt to introduce into both bodies of Congress the “Dairy Pride Acts” at the Agricultural Law blog and cross-posted at Religious Left Law.
Rank this Week: 1898

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Trump Administration Withdraws Obama Title IX Transgender Guidance

    Trump Administration Withdraws Obama Title IX Transgender Guidance
    Today the Trump Administration withdrew the controversial Obama Administration's Guidance on rights of transgender students under Title IX. In a Joint Letter (full text) from the Department of Justice and Department of Education, the Trump…
  • Feb 22

    French Presidential Candidate Le Pen Refuses To Wear Headscarf To Meet With Lebanese Grand Mufti

    French Presidential Candidate Le Pen Refuses To Wear Headscarf To Meet With Lebanese Grand Mufti
    In French presidential elections, far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen leads in the polls for the April 23 first round, as national security has become the leading concern of voters. As of now, polls show Le Pen losing in the…
  • Feb 22

    British Appeals Court Refuses To Extend Civil Partnerships To Heterosexual Couple

    British Appeals Court Refuses To Extend Civil Partnerships To Heterosexual Couple
    In Steinfeld & Keidan v Secretary of State for Education, (EWCA, Feb. 21, 2017), Britain's Court of Appeal, in a 2-1 decision, rejected a challenge to British law that allows same-sex couples, but not opposite-sex couples, to enter…
Rank this Week: 80

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Feb 21

    Malcom X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965): Black Self-Determination & Black Solidarity [revised ed.]

    Malcom X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965): Black Self-Determination & Black Solidarity [revised ed.]
    Painting by Trevor Jenkins [This is a slightly revised version of a post from a couple of years ago.] On this date in 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. “… [T]oward the end of his life…
  • Feb 21

    The Social & Political Context of Integrity

    The Social & Political Context of Integrity
    Thinking about integrity should not be reduced to simply talk about personal moral virtue, an attribute of character, a marker for an integrated (or integrating or individuating) self, or its role as indicative of moral purpose and…
  • Feb 17

    “Can you please pass the soy creamer?”

    “Can you please pass the soy creamer?”
    Among the definitions for “milk” in The New Shorter Oxford Dictionary (Clarendon Press, 1993) we find: “A milky juice [like many lexical definitions, circular in construction] or latex secreted by certain plants, e.g.…
Rank this Week: 187