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Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

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

    Old habits in a new agenda: rethinking law and development

    Old habits in a new agenda: rethinking law and development
    A special contribution By Rafael Zanatta  Does it make sense to talk about “law and development” (L&D) after the June riots in Brazil? What is the meaning of the “law and development agenda” in times of…
  • Apr 14

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I!: The practical problems with anti-corruption

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I!: The practical problems with anti-corruption
    I will respond later to Mariana’s rebuttal to my claim that one of the appeals of anti-corruption discourse among the law and development community may lie in its character as a “self-congratulatory and self-serving discourse of…
  • Apr 13

    Anti-Corruption: a response to Michael Dowdle (part I)

    Anti-Corruption: a response to Michael Dowdle (part I)
    In an insightful and provocative post entitled Anti-Anti-Corruption, Michael Dowdle suggests that there is something fundamentally wrong with the anti-corruption discourse in the development field. This is my attempt to partially respond to…
Rank this Week: 965

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/
  • Apr 10

    War, Warriors, Magic, and Religion

    War, Warriors, Magic, and Religion
    Of interest: a series of articles on war magic and warrior religion in the journal Social Analysis (vol. 58, Spring 2014), in an issue called War Magic and Warrior Religion: Sorcery, Cognition, and Embodiment. Here's the list. Farrer, D.…
  • Apr 1

    Harry Potter and Economic

    Harry Potter and Economic
    Here's a paper on Harry Potter and economics. Not exactly law and magic, but there is a link between economics and law, since governments attempt to regulate the market to a greater or lesser extent. Darwyyn Deyo, George Mason University,...
  • Mar 27

    Bloomberg Law Covers Teller Lawsuit

    Bloomberg Law Covers Teller Lawsuit
    More coverage of the Teller lawsuit ruling here from Bloomberg Law, with a succinct discussion of the court's analysis.
Rank this Week: 1266

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: 565

Law Blog

Law Blog

By John Marshall Law School Professor David Sorkin.

http://www.lawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Minnesota vs. National Arbitration Forum

    Minnesota vs. National Arbitration Forum
    The National Arbitration Forum and the Attorney General of Minnesota have reached an agreement under which NAF will cease accepting new arbitration cases involving consumers, including collection actions by credit card companies. The consent…
  • Sep 27

    Kentucky's Internet gamble

    Kentucky's Internet gamble
    Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky is seeking to seize more than one hundred gambling-related domain names. A judge initially rejected the governor's bid and has scheduled a hearing for October 7. See coverage in the Louisville…
  • Sep 27

    Gimme an "A"!

    Gimme an "A"!
    As anyone who has flown Southwest Airlines well knows, Southwest doesn't assign seats in advance. Instead, you are assigned a boarding priority when you check in at the airport or online, up to 24 hours before the flight. At the gate, you…
Rank this Week: 2620

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: 3106

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/
  • Apr 15

    Conference Announcement: Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law

    Conference Announcement: Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law
    Registration has opened online for the Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law June 13 – 15, 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina Hosted by Elon University School of Law and the Alliance for Experiential Learning in Law…
  • Apr 9

    ABA Placement Statistics Released

    ABA Placement Statistics Released
    The ABA placement data for each law school has been released, and can be found at: http://employmentsummary.abaquestionnaire.org/
  • Apr 9

    Sunset Boulevard?

    Sunset Boulevard?
    Recently, my daughter had a part in Oxford High School’s production of “Sunset Boulevard.” She astutely noted that advances technology had changed or destroyed the careers of many people in the movie industry, including…
Rank this Week: 2326

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: 1009

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1310

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Mar 30

    Using an iPad in the Law School Classroom

    Using an iPad in the Law School Classroom
    When the iPad was announced by Steve Jobs in January of 2010, readers of this blog probably won't be surprised that I started trying to think of ways to use it in the law school classroom. But mostly I came...
  • Mar 30

    Flipboard Magazine for Law School 2.0

    Flipboard Magazine for Law School 2.0
    Are you a user of Flipboard's magazine app? If so, you might be interested to subscribe to the Law School 2.0 magazine that I have created in Flipboard. It is designed to be a curated stream of articles and blog...
  • Dec 27

    AALS 2014 Presentation "Erasing Boundaries"

    AALS 2014 Presentation "Erasing Boundaries"
    At the AALS 2014 Conference, at one of two sessions sponsored by the Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research Section, I will be moderating a panel discussion entitled "Erasing Boundaries: Inter-School Collaboration and Its Pedagogical…
Rank this Week: 3974

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/
  • Apr 19

    Reminder: What the Best Law Teachers Do Conference in June

    Reminder: What the Best Law Teachers Do Conference in June
    It is not too late to register for What the Best Law Teachers Do: Educators in Action, hosted by Northwestern Law and the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, June 25-27, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. What the Best Law Teachers...
  • Apr 18

    AASE National Conference Has Three Tracks of Program

    AASE National Conference Has Three Tracks of Program
    Don’t forget to register for the 2nd Annual AASE National Conference in Indianapolis, IN, May 29 through June 1. This year AASE is proud to offer three distinct program tracks focused on professional development; techniques for law school…
  • Apr 17

    CAll for Papers for the AALS Section on Academic Support

    CAll for Papers for the AALS Section on Academic Support
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Academic Support January 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. ASP a Roadmap at the Crossroad: How Academic Support Will Meet Today’s Varied Challenges This year, the Academic Support Program Committee…
Rank this Week: 288

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: 3125

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/
  • Apr 19

    Kiobel Anniversary Surprise: Judge Scheindlin Rules Corporations May Be Held Liable Under ATS, Despite Second Circuit Precedent

    Kiobel Anniversary Surprise: Judge Scheindlin Rules Corporations May Be Held Liable Under ATS, Despite Second Circuit Precedent
    In a surprising decision issued on the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel, Judge Scheindlin held, in the long-running Apartheid litigation, that corporations may be sued under the Alien Tort Statute.  Her…
  • Apr 19

    Lawfare Podcast Episode #71: A Conversation with John Rizzo

    Lawfare Podcast Episode #71: A Conversation with John Rizzo
    I had meant to have a book review of former CIA lawyer John Rizzo’s new book, Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA, ready to run along with this episode of the podcast. But I’m still working on the…
  • Apr 19

    Bits and Byte

    Bits and Byte
    India suggests renaming the Internet.  Not, apparently, a joke: “In a major diplomatic initiative, India is all set to challenge the U.S.’ hegemony of the World Wide Web at a global meet on Internet governance in Sao Paulo…
Rank this Week: 173

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/
Rank this Week: 228

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From the Junto: "Is Blogging Scholarship? Reflections on the OAH Panel."Congratulations to Roman Hoyos, Southwestern Law School, for being awarded the (Senior) Moroney Award for Scholarship in Postal History for his article The People's…
  • Apr 18

    Berring on West's Digests and Legal Thought

    Berring on West's Digests and Legal Thought
    Richard A. Danner, Duke University School of Law, has posted Influences of the Digest Classification System: What Can We Know?, which also appears in Legal Reference Services Quarterly 33 (2014).  Here is the…
  • Apr 18

    The Romance of Flight and Patent Litigation

    The Romance of Flight and Patent Litigation
    We don’t review books here at Legal History Blog, but we also don’t complain when publishers send us review copies.  This week we received Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies, by…
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Apr 19

    Practice Pointer: Read The Court Paper

    Practice Pointer: Read The Court Paper
    A Massachusetts attorney has been reprimanded for misconduct in the course of representing an elderly client. According to a summary of the case An elderly client hired the respondent to represent her in a divorce action filed by her…
  • Apr 19

    Interim Suspension For Criminal Conviction

    Interim Suspension For Criminal Conviction
    The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the interim suspension of a attorney convicted of a felony offense. NBCi4.com had the story of the arrest A local attorney was arrested after he allegedly tried to break into his ex-girlfriend's home and...
  • Apr 19

    A Friend On The Bench

    A Friend On The Bench
    A state district court judge who improperly interfered with a pending matter involving a friend has been publicly reprimanded hy the Nebraska Supreme Court. ...here is essentially no dispute that [Judge] Schatz used his judicial authority to…
Rank this Week: 300

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/
  • Apr 19

    Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter!
    A Happy Easter to our readers who celebrate the holiday. Here is the Hallelujah Chorus, compliments of George Frideric Handel and Andre Rieu. (ljs)
  • Apr 18

    Have Supreme Court Opinions Become More Unreadable?

    Have Supreme Court Opinions Become More Unreadable?
    Professor Stephen Johnson says, yes. His article is “The Changing Discourse of the Supreme Court,” 12University of New Hampshire Law Review 29 (2013). I correlate this decline in readability with the increasing density of law review…
  • Apr 17

    During the "lean" years, will legal scholarship become more practice oriented?

    During the "lean" years, will legal scholarship become more practice oriented?
    Professor Orin Kerr (George Washington) opines in this post at the Volokh Conspiracy (courtesy of the Washington Post) that lean economic times for law schools may mean that for some, legal scholarship will play a diminishing role. Less…
Rank this Week: 2328

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/
  • Apr 19

    Legal Theory Bookworm

    Legal Theory Bookworm
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Minilateralism: How Trade Alliances, Soft Law and Financial Engineering are Redefining Economic Statecraft by Chris Brummer. Here is a description: Economic diplomacy is changing. The multilateral…
  • Apr 19

    Download of the Week

    Download of the Week
    The Download of the Week is Article III Judicial Power, the Adverse-Party Requirement, and Non-Contentious Jurisdiction by James E. Pfander and Daniel D. Birk. Here is the abstract: The jurisprudence of Article III has so far failed to…
  • Apr 18

    Aronson on Random Forum Selection & Jurisdictional Overlap

    Aronson on Random Forum Selection & Jurisdictional Overlap
    Ori Aronson (Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law) has posted Forum by Coin Flip: A Random Allocation Model for Jurisdictional Overlap (Seton Hall Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article offers a novel solution to…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Apr 18

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule
    The ninth Global Legal Skills Conference will be held May 21-23, 2014 at the University of Verona Faculty of Law in Verona, Italy. More than 140 participants are expected from around the world. Here is a link to the draft...
  • Apr 17

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?
    Lawyers are often told that the word shall is prescriptive, meaning that something is required. But as NKU Chase Professor Phillip Sparks pointed out in a recent Kentucky Bench and Bar column, shall can actually have several meanings and…
  • Apr 15

    Don't over-argue your case

    Don't over-argue your case
    U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois recently advised lawyers to winnow their arguments down to the most effective ones. His article in the winter issue of Litigation quotes Judge Richard Prosser to…
Rank this Week: 190

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: 1914

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/
Rank this Week: 2332

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/
Rank this Week: 322

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/
  • Apr 16

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City
    My most recent posts in this series have compared violent crime data from different cities.  However, focusing on a single crime-rate number from a city may mask wide neighborhood-to-neighborhood variations within the…
  • Apr 7

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie
    Since 1985, Wisconsin’s seven largest cities have followed markedly different paths in their rates of reported violent crime.  Two, Waukesha and Appleton, have consistently had lower rates than the state as a whole, while two…
  • Mar 31

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”
    Preoccupied by a couple of other projects, I’ve fallen behind in my blogging.  However, I’m pleased to report that one project is now complete and posted on SSRN (available here).  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock…
Rank this Week: 1257

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/
  • Apr 18

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing
    Many of the cases we study in my M&A course and in Corporations stem from the mid-1980s when the "bust-up deal" was the order of the day. It's often surprising to law students that a corporation might be "worth more...
  • Apr 17

    China's odd approach to merger regulation

    China's odd approach to merger regulation
    You may have already seen this story involving the Glencore/Xstrata merger. The merger of Glencore and Xstrata created the world’s fourth-largest mining company and largest commodities trader when it was finalized last year. But as a…
  • Apr 10

    Bouchard confirmed

    Bouchard confirmed
    Yesterday, the Delaware Senate confirmed Andre Bouchard as the next Chancellor to replace Leo Strine who is now Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. Next up on the Delaware judicial merry go round, nominating a replacement for Justice…
Rank this Week: 54

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
  • Apr 4

    Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Setting the abstract idea goalpost

    Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Setting the abstract idea goalpost
    This week, the Court heard oral arguments in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank. There are lots of writeups, and I, of course, prefer the one that quotes me. For that reason, I’m going to skip a lot of the detail. … Continue reading…
  • Apr 1

    Google Files Cert. Petition in Street View Case

    Google Files Cert. Petition in Street View Case
    I noted back in October that Google had hired “noted Supreme Court advocate Seth Waxman” as it was preparing its petition for rehearing in the Street View case, “indicating perhaps how far they intend to take this.”…
  • Mar 25

    Schneier on the NSA, Google, Facebook Connection But What About Phones?

    Schneier on the NSA, Google, Facebook Connection But What About Phones?
    Bruce Schneier argues that we should not be fooled by Google, Facebook, and other companies that decry the recent NSA data grabs, because the nature of the Internet is surveillance; but what about phone companies? The press has jumped on…
Rank this Week: 498

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/
  • Apr 17

    Stanford Symposium on the BP Oil Spill Litigation

    Stanford Symposium on the BP Oil Spill Litigation
    The Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation is hosting a symposium, "A Complicated Cleanup: The BP Oil Spill Litigation," on Thursday, May 8, 2014 and Friday, May 9, 2014, at Stanford Law School. The keynote address speaker is…
  • Mar 31

    Zimmerman on Presidential and Corporate Settlement

    Zimmerman on Presidential and Corporate Settlement
    Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I rapped at ya. I am passing along two recent, and very interesting, papers by Adam Zimmerman of Loyola. The first concerns presidential settlements and is entitled, oddly enough, "Presidential…
  • Mar 23

    2014 Vancouver Summer Law Program and Global Tort Litigation Course

    2014 Vancouver Summer Law Program and Global Tort Litigation Course
    I'm serving as Co-Director of Southwestern Law School's 2014 Vancouver Summer Law Program, which is offered in collaboration with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law and the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and…
Rank this Week: 1664

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/
  • Apr 18

    Know Your Tax Return Preparer

    Know Your Tax Return Preparer
    A recent Tax Court decision, Johnson v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2014-67, indicates why it’s important to screen one’s tax return preparer. Although the taxpayer came out on the losing side in terms of the substantive tax issue, by…
  • Apr 16

    Once Again, What’s a Tax?

    Once Again, What’s a Tax?
    Six years ago, in What’s in a Tax Label?, I noted that calling a tax increase a “loophole closer” doesn’t change the reality that a tax increase is in the works. The following year, in Please, It’s Not a Tax, I…
  • Apr 14

    Can a Dead Person Be a Dependent?

    Can a Dead Person Be a Dependent?
    As the April 15 deadline approaches, it seems appropriate to take a look at one of the more “interesting” attempts at a tax deduction to have come to my attention. In a series of 13 Crazy Tax Deductions, one described the attempt…
Rank this Week: 515

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Louisiana State University Law Professor Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case
    U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola has asked the Electronic Frontier Foundation to serve as amicus curiae in a case involving the federal government's request for the disclosure of historic cell site location information (CLSI). The judge…
Rank this Week: 11

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

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

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
  • Apr 15

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet?

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet?
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
  • Apr 10

    Intelligence Gathering and the Unowned Internet

    Intelligence Gathering and the Unowned Internet
    The long-term viability of an unowned, open Internet remains in question. Any analysis of where the Internet is headed as a protocol and a platform must take into account the activities of both public and private entities that see the…
Rank this Week: 979

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Mar 31

    In which Mootness acknowledges its obsolescence....

    In which Mootness acknowledges its obsolescence....
    You have, I'm sure, heard the chill winds blowing through the dusty streets of the Mootness blog. Noted the tumbleweeds rolling by. Heard the cockroaches scurry over the floorboards of a place where good people once laughed and loved. Seen…
  • Feb 13

    Michigan Peeps: Help Me

    Michigan Peeps: Help Me
    Does anyone have results for the 2007 State of Michigan Moot Court Competition? I've got some info regarding previous competitions, but not the most recent one.
  • Jan 31

    Live from the National Moot Court Competition

    Live from the National Moot Court Competition
    A quick & dirty post on a just-completed tournament: Winner & Best Oral Advocate: Chicago-Kent College of LawRunner-up & 2nd-Best Oral Advocate: University of ColoradoBest Brief: University of California, Davis The other semifinalist teams…
Rank this Week: 1211

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Apr 8

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution: Some Recent Decisions (IV)

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution: Some Recent Decisions (IV)
    I blogged on Sept. 11, 2009, about the basic elements of so-called section 1983 “malicious prosecution” claims. I then blogged on 9-8-11, 9-26-11 and 8-7-13 about section 1983 malicious prosecution cases in the circuits. What…
  • Mar 24

    The 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983

    The 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983
    I would like to invite readers to attend my 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983, to be held at Chicago-Kent on Thursday and Friday, April 24-25, 2014. This national two-day conference, heading into its fourth decade, features expert…
  • Mar 13

    Law Professors’ Amicus Brief in Lane v. Frank

    Law Professors’ Amicus Brief in Lane v. Frank
    I blogged on January 20, 2014, about the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Lane v. Franks, a potentially significant First Amendment public employee free speech case in which a public employee was allegedly terminated because of…
Rank this Week: 4858

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 538

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Apr 7

    Medical Negligence Explained

    Medical Negligence Explained
    Students of the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic were each given the opportunity to write an article for the he “Law Made Simple” column in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. These topics ranged from…
  • Mar 17

    Equal Opportunity in the Workplace

    Equal Opportunity in the Workplace
    Students of the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic were each given the opportunity to write an article for the he “Law Made Simple” column in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. These topics ranged from…
  • Feb 24

    Drinking, Driving and the Law

    Drinking, Driving and the Law
    Students of the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic were each given the opportunity to write an article for the he “Law Made Simple” column in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. These topics ranged from…
Rank this Week: 2752

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/
  • Apr 17

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Why are scientists trying to map every single neuron in the brain?, Vox In The Popular Press: Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism risk in boys: Study, CBS News A Patient's Bizarre…
  • Apr 16

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency"

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency"
    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency" by Ezio Di Nucci has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract I show that Pickard’s argument against the irresistibility of addiction fails because her proposed dilemma,…
  • Apr 14

    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey"

    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey"
    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey" by Michele Farisco, et al., has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Notwithstanding fundamental methodological advancements,…
Rank this Week: 778

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/
Rank this Week: 4434

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/
  • Apr 16

    Political Activity Regulations Will Be Re-Written Again . . . and Again (from scratch!)

    Political Activity Regulations Will Be Re-Written Again . . . and Again (from scratch!)
    Let's face it, any attempt at regulating political activity by grass roots organizations, charitable or otherwise, is bound to fail. Why? Because nobody has ever explained why engaging in political speech is not a public good, less deserving…
  • Apr 15

    Interesting Source Documents re: 501(c)(4) application for exemption

    Interesting Source Documents re: 501(c)(4) application for exemption
    One of the few beneficial effects of the faux scandal regarding the IRS' treatment of 501(c)(4) entities is likely to be public access to lots of stuff that would otherwise not be accessible. Stuff that might be useful for someone...
  • Apr 15

    Nonprofit Finance Fund: State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

    Nonprofit Finance Fund: State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey
    New York – April 7, 2014– The economic recovery is not offering signs of relief for the nonprofit sector, and many organizations are now looking to new models of funding, according to the results of the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2014...
Rank this Week: 733

Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

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

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 3

    Surprise, Surprise

    Surprise, Surprise
    Today 1Ls at Boalt Hall found a little surprise on their chairs in the form of drink and verse as they arrived for their morning classes. Small bottles of liquor and a poem (image below) awaited them on their chairs courtesy of the mysterious…
Rank this Week: 4736

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 19

    Weekend Roundup: April 5-18, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: April 5-18, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This fortnight on Opinio Juris, Julian examined whether the US could legally deny Iran’s new U.N. Ambassador a visa to New York and provided his take on the three main arguments in…
  • Apr 18

    Thoughts on the Ukraine Ad Hoc Self-Referral

    Thoughts on the Ukraine Ad Hoc Self-Referral
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller As readers no doubt know, the Ukraine has accepted the ICC’s jurisdiction on an ad hoc basis for acts committed between 21 November 2013 and 22 February 2014. The self-referral has already…
  • Apr 17

    The Case That Won’t Die: U.S. Court Revives South Africa Apartheid Alien Tort Statute Lawsuit

    The Case That Won’t Die: U.S. Court Revives South Africa Apartheid Alien Tort Statute Lawsuit
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku So maybe the use of the Alien Tort Statute against corporations for overseas activities isn’t fully dead. Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has revived In re South…
Rank this Week: 23

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Apr 16

    BILETA2014 reflection

    BILETA2014 reflection
    Karen McCullagh was this year’s BILETA organiser at UEA — she was great, and this year’s conference was wonderful.  Our Chair, Gavin Sutter, introduced, segued, announced; sessions ran smoothly, accommodation was good,…
  • Apr 16

    Shared space: regulation, technology and legal education in a global context

    Shared space: regulation, technology and legal education in a global context
    Abstract for my BILETA 2014 legal education session below.  Slides up on the Slides page of this site: The LETR Report on legal services education and training (LSET), published in June 2013, is the most recent of a series of reports…
  • Apr 16

    Equal access to the internet: a human rights analysi

    Equal access to the internet: a human rights analysi
    Cathy Easton, Lancaster U. (again) on the above.  80M disabled citizens of the EU and a further 87M EU citizens over 65 who cd benefit from a more accessible internet.  Only 39% of EU public sector websites at both a supra-national…
Rank this Week: 4006

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: 1528

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: 223

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: 467

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/
  • Apr 18

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 3: The Sideshow and Its Message

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 3: The Sideshow and Its Message
    To continue the Cobell story (earlier posts here and here), I want to turn to the case’s numerous and contentious collateral proceedings. Much has been made (not just by Glenn) of the contempt citations to cabinet officers, the orders…
  • Apr 18

    How the Common Core Fosters an "Ideological Circus": David Brooks Misses the Point of Educational Federalism

    How the Common Core Fosters an "Ideological Circus": David Brooks Misses the Point of Educational Federalism
    David Brooks has a typically Brooksian "split-the-difference" column about the Common Core in this morning's New York Times, in which he lays a pox on both houses of Left and Right -- the "ideological circus" in his words…
  • Apr 18

    Three (and a Half) Takes on Animu

    Three (and a Half) Takes on Animu
    I have a "jot" on Jotwell today about Steve Smith's forthcoming piece, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, which offers a critical but (and?), I think, very intriguing take on the use of animus in United States v. Windsor. As I say in…
Rank this Week: 131

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: 1084

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 19

    I'm going to New Zealand. Yes, really. No, seriously.

    I'm going to New Zealand. Yes, really. No, seriously.
    As regular readers know, I've been resisting travel for several years due to the combined miseries of enduring TSA groping and suffering from a bad back. With the considerable improvement of my back... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 17

    "An Evaluation of Shareholder Activism"

    "An Evaluation of Shareholder Activism"
    Just as I have reservations about empirical scholarship in the law, I have different but equal reservations about economic modeling in the law. But, setting those aside, An Evaluation of Shareholder... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 17

    "Does Religious Piety Inspire Corporate Social Responsibility?"

    "Does Religious Piety Inspire Corporate Social Responsibility?"
    As regular readers know, I take empirical work with a rather large grain of salt. With that qualifier, however, I found a new article entitled Does Religious Piety Inspire Corporate Social... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 147