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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/
  • May 5

    3/4 of Law Deans Sign Letter to LSAC Supporting U of Arizona

    3/4 of Law Deans Sign Letter to LSAC Supporting U of Arizona
    National Law Journal story here. It is not very common for that many deans to agree on pretty much anything.
  • May 2

    Should LSAC and the ABA Demand Fealty to the LSAT (or any other test)?

    Should LSAC and the ABA Demand Fealty to the LSAT (or any other test)?
    As reported by the National Law Journal, the Law School Admissions Council is contemplating expelling the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law from LSAC membership. This is in response to Arizona's decision to offer applicants the…
  • Mar 16

    Disrupting Legal Education

    Disrupting Legal Education
    [by Rick Bales] Michele Pistone and Michael Horn have just posted, on the publications page of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, their white paper Disrupting Law School: How Disruptive Innovation Will Revolutionize…
Rank this Week: 1413

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: 4692

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3391

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • 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...
  • Feb 15

    David Carr and Disruption

    David Carr and Disruption
    I have spent a lot of time today reading the work of David Carr, the NYTimes journalist who died suddenly on Thursday night at the age of 58. He did drugs in his youth, and smoked. We learned late yesterday...
Rank this Week: 3740

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/
  • May 21

    Director of Academic Success Program at University of Tennessee

    Director of Academic Success Program at University of Tennessee
    POSITION NOTICE THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for the position of Director of its Academic Success Program (ASP). This is a new, full time, non-tenure track…
  • May 20

    Academic Support Gets a Nod from Pop Culture!

    Academic Support Gets a Nod from Pop Culture!
    Boing Boing is one of my favorite websites. When I was looking at it the other day, I stumbled across a mention of my last academic success book, A Weekly Guide to Being a Model Law Student, which was pretty...
  • May 18

    Law School Action Comic

    Law School Action Comic
    (Alex Ruskell)
Rank this Week: 787

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: 2487

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/
  • May 28

    The Lawfare Podcast: The Role of Transparency in Intelligence Program

    The Lawfare Podcast: The Role of Transparency in Intelligence Program
    This week, the American Bar Association hosted a panel discussion on “Achieving More Transparency about Secret Intelligence Programs,” which featured comments from Lawfare's Carrie Cordero, Alexander Joel of…
  • May 28

    Apparently The Word "Foolish" Is Spelled "SWIFT"

    Apparently The Word "Foolish" Is Spelled "SWIFT"
    It is difficult to shock people these days.  Especially in the cybersecurity realm we have seen so many different foolish ways of being vulnerable that one becomes inured to it.  As Kevin Mittnick is reported to have said once:…
  • May 28

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare In One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare In One Post
    Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was killed in a U.S. air strike over the weekend, throwing the Taliban into the second leadership shake-up in less than a year. Robert Chesney questioned if the AUMF was necessary for the…
Rank this Week: 198

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/
  • May 27

    Procedural missteps foil lawyer’s whistleblower protection claims against Vanguard

    Procedural missteps foil lawyer’s whistleblower protection claims against Vanguard
    In May of 2013, lawyer David Danon brought a whistleblower award (qui tam) case against his then-employer, Vanguard, suing on behalf of New York State regarding taxes that Danon believed Vanguard owed the state. As Nancy Moore & I…
  • May 21

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program
    [Cross-posted on The Faculty Lounge] Writing on the Volokh Conspiracy, Ilya Somin takes issue with Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s recent endorsement of mandatory pro bono by lawyers. (Reported here; non-paywalled summary here.) Ilya was…
  • May 9

    What Would Nino Do?

    What Would Nino Do?
    Charlie Geyh (Indiana-Bloomington) and I have an oped today in The National Law Journal about the Merrick Garland nomination. There is an un-paywalled version here. Here is the gist of the piece: But if the Senate Republicans won’t…
Rank this Week: 270

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    credit: LSAWe just registered for the American Society for Legal History’s annual meeting in Toronto, October 27-30.  How about you? The Judicial History of Santa Fe, as told in murals. The Law and Society Association annual…
  • May 27

    Digital Archives: Legal History of Myanmar/Burma

    Digital Archives: Legal History of Myanmar/Burma
    Legal studies of Myanmar/Burma have been booming in recent years, with exciting new work coming out by scholars like Australia-based Nick Cheesman and Melissa Crouch. Now the Asian Legal Information Institute brings us a fabulous set of…
  • May 27

    Charles on the Second Amendment Outside the Home

    Charles on the Second Amendment Outside the Home
    Patrick J. Charles, United States Air Force, has posted The Faces of the Second Amendment outside the Home, Take Two: How We Got Here and Why It Matters, which is to appear in the Cleveland State Law Review 64 (2016): 373-481:Since the late…
Rank this Week: 258

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/
  • May 28

    Roaming, Hugging and Eating Candy Is No Way To Judge (If True)

    Roaming, Hugging and Eating Candy Is No Way To Judge (If True)
    The behavior of the trial judge requires the grant of a new trial, according to a decision issued Friday by the Louisiana Supreme Court. The jury had returned a defendant's verdict in a medical malpractice action Having reviewed the record...
  • May 28

    Burglary And Theft Draws Suspension

    Burglary And Theft Draws Suspension
    An 18-month suspension has been imposed by the Louisiana Supreme Court of an attorney In April 2014, respondent broke into her ex-husband’s home and stole a man’s diamond ring (valued at approximately $13,000) and a woman’s Rolex watch…
  • May 28

    Getting Into Jail

    Getting Into Jail
    The Louisiana Supreme Court ordered the interim suspension of an attorney who is the subject of this post on the web page of the Lafource Parish Sheriff's Department Sheriff Craig Webre announced two people face criminal charges following an…
Rank this Week: 162

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/
  • May 28

    George Mason is Free to Rename its Law School after Justice Scalia

    George Mason is Free to Rename its Law School after Justice Scalia
    From the AP George Mason University is free to rename its law school for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after a state council decided Tuesday it had no oversight role in the matter. The school announced plans to...
  • May 27

    Send Your Kids to College with Two Legal Document

    Send Your Kids to College with Two Legal Document
    The Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease law firm advises parents to get their college-bound offspring to sign two documents: a durable power of attorney and a health care power of attorney. If your kids object, you may have to explain...
  • May 26

    What Predicts Law Success?: An Empirical Study

    What Predicts Law Success?: An Empirical Study
    A new, extensive longitudinal study identifies strong predictors and points out weak and nonexistent predictors. Alexia Brunet Marks & Scott A. Moss, What Predicts Law School Success? A Longitudinal Study Correlating Law Student Applicant…
Rank this Week: 1418

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/
  • May 28

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Law and Authority under the Guise of the Good" by Rodriguez-Blanco

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Law and Authority under the Guise of the Good" by Rodriguez-Blanco
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Law and Authority under the Guise of the Good by Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco. Here is a description: The received view on the nature of legal authority contains the idea that a sound account of legitimate…
  • May 28

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Law and Authority under the Guise of the Good" by Rodriguez-Blanco

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Law and Authority under the Guise of the Good" by Rodriguez-Blanco
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Law and Authority under the Guise of the Good by Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco. Here is a description: The received view on the nature of legal authority contains the idea that a sound account of legitimate…
  • May 28

    Download of the Week: "The Law of Interpretation" by Baude & Sach

    Download of the Week: "The Law of Interpretation" by Baude & Sach
    The Download of the Week is The Law of Interpretation by William Baude and Stephen E. Sachs. Here is the abstract: How should we interpret legal instruments? How do we identify the law they create? Current approaches largely fall into...
Rank this Week: 75

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/
  • May 24

    Lou Sirico Receives the 2016 Burton Award for Legal Writing Education

    Lou Sirico Receives the 2016 Burton Award for Legal Writing Education
    Professor Lou Sirico of Villanova Univeristy received the 2016 Burton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing and Education. The Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing and Education Committee presents this award (one of the…
  • May 21

    More than 100 Participants from 18 Countries Gather in Verona for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference

    More than 100 Participants from 18 Countries Gather in Verona for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference
    More than 100 participants from at least 18 countries are gathering this week at the University of Verona Department of Law for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference, organized by The John Marshall Law School of Chicago. The conference…
  • May 19

    A Tribute to Richard Wydick

    A Tribute to Richard Wydick
    A Guest Post from David Marcello For a dozen years, Dick Wydick generously shared his drafting expertise and his teaching talent at our International Legislative Drafting Institute. When illness curtailed his travels and he could no longer…
Rank this Week: 4395

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: 2807

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 18

    CFP: 2016 SALT Teaching Conference this Fall in Chicago!

    CFP: 2016 SALT Teaching Conference this Fall in Chicago!
    Dear colleagues: Below, please see the call for panels and papers for the 2016 Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Teaching Conference! The CFP is also available online here. Proposals are due by June 15, 2016. We look forward to...
Rank this Week: 1421

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/
  • May 28

    For readers in Los Angele

    For readers in Los Angele
    I'm supposed to be on Gurvey's Law today from 2-3 pm Pacific time, 790 KABC talk radio. Not sure whether it is live-streamed. I had an enjoyable conversation with Mr. Gurvey, who studied philosophy as an undergraduate Brown (wrote a...
  • May 27

    Crane from Cambridge to Central European University

    Crane from Cambridge to Central European University
    Tim Crane (philosophy of mind), currently Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University, has accepted appointment as Professor of Philosophy at the Central European University in Budapest beginning in 2017-18. CEU has long had…
  • May 27

    Thomas from Tilburg to York

    Thomas from Tilburg to York
    The moral philosopher Alan Thomas, currently at the University of Tilburg, has accepted appointment as Professor of Philosophy at the University of York in the U.K., where he will also be Head of Department, effective September 1. That's a…
Rank this Week: 451

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/
  • Mar 16

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing
    My paper on Wisconsin sentencing for Oxford Handbooks Online is now available.  Apologies for the paywall.  Here is the abstract: This essay provides an overview of sentencing policies and practices in the state of Wisconsin and…
  • Jan 30

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing
    The final version of my article “Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward ‘Truth in Sentencing'” is now available at the BYU Law Review website.  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock, this article is based…
  • Oct 4

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner
    For the past four years, Darren Wheelock and I have collaborated with Charles Franklin and the Marquette Law School Poll on a series of surveys of public attitudes toward sentencing and corrections policy in Wisconsin.  Our 2015 results,…
Rank this Week: 664

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 26

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval
    Two weeks after California recommended approval of the Charter-Time Warner Cable deal, now the DOJ/FCC have also cleared the way for that deal to close - but with conditions. On April 12, California administrative law judge recommend approval…
  • Apr 25

    New M&A Casebook

    New M&A Casebook
    I'm happy to announce the publication of a new casebook: Hill, Quinn, and Davidoff Solomon's Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice: Being an M&A practitioner or litigator requires not only a knowledge of the law—the…
  • Apr 13

    The end of the letter opinion?

    The end of the letter opinion?
    Over at The Chancery Daily, they have observed something interesting. There is has been a decline in letter opinions from the Chancery Court. I'd share some links, but The Chancery Daily is a newsletter, so you'll just have to pay...
Rank this Week: 91

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
  • Oct 20

    Fair Use and Google: Ten Years After

    Fair Use and Google: Ten Years After
    (Ten Years After, I’d Love to Change the World) Digesting the fair use reading in The Authors Guild v. Google in the Second Circuit, I went back to some things that I wrote when the case was filed, ten years ago, in 2005. What did…
  • Sep 22

    Working Fair Use

    Working Fair Use
    Are there tensions in recent fair use cases regarding methods? Fair use analysis has traditionally and conventionally posed a set of very “work-specific,” nuanced questions. For at least 15 years or so, since the rise of the…
  • Aug 31

    Legal Education Begins Anew

    Legal Education Begins Anew
    Every year since I began teaching, I’ve been nagged by a sense that I was doing some wrong things in the classroom, but for some right reasons.  That sense accelerated over the last five years, to the point that I’ve mostly…
Rank this Week: 711

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 30

    Gold on Compensation's Role in Deterrence

    Gold on Compensation's Role in Deterrence
    Russell Gold (Wake Forest) has posted his latest piece, Compensation's Role in Deterrence, on SSRN. Here's the abstract: There are plenty of non-economic reasons to care whether victims are compensated in class actions. The traditional law…
  • Apr 29

    Sharkey on The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence

    Sharkey on The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence
    Cathy Sharkey (NYU Law) has posted a new piece on SSRN entitled The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence. Here's the abstract: The BP oil spill litigation and subsequent settlements provide an…
  • Apr 29

    Aggregation as Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlement

    Aggregation as Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlement
    Our own Howie Erichson has posted his latest piece, Aggregation in Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlements, on SSRN. It's a great read for judges and attorneys alike and points out--as the title suggests--provisions in class…
Rank this Week: 561

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/
  • May 27

    Choose The Entity Carefully Because Tax Consequences Matter

    Choose The Entity Carefully Because Tax Consequences Matter
    A recent case, Aleamoni v. Comr., demonstrates the need for business owners to select carefully the entity through which the business will be conducted. In the mid 1980s, the taxpayer, a college professor, formed a C corporation through which…
  • May 25

    Taxation of Androids and Robots, and Similar Pressing Issue

    Taxation of Androids and Robots, and Similar Pressing Issue
    A little more than three months ago, as I explained in “Can a Clone Qualify as a Qualifying Child or Qualifying Relative?”, a reader asked me, “Can a clone qualify as a qualifying child or qualifying relative?” After…
  • May 23

    Ascertaining a Taxpayer’s Motive

    Ascertaining a Taxpayer’s Motive
    Usually, ascertaining a taxpayer’s motives is something on which practitioners and judges focus when the issue involves taxpayer intent with respect to a specific transaction. For example, in more than a few places, the Internal Revenue…
Rank this Week: 2073

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 27

    Penney on Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use

    Penney on Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use
    Jon Penney, University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute; Citizen Lab, University of Toronto; Harvard University, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and Dalhousie Unviersity Schulich School of Law, is publishing Chilling Effects:…
  • May 27

    Pasquale on Platform Neutrality and Freedom of Expression Spheres of Private Power

    Pasquale on Platform Neutrality and Freedom of Expression Spheres of Private Power
    Frank A. Pasquale III, University of Maryland School of Law, and Yale University Information Society Project, is publishing Platform Neutrality: Enhancing Freedom of Expression in Spheres of Private Power in Theoretical Inquiries in Law. Here…
  • May 26

    Blitz on Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy

    Blitz on Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy
    Marc Jonathan Blitz, Oklahoma City University, is publishing Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy in volume 44 of the Hofstra Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Psychotherapy, said one of its earliest clients, Anna O, is…
Rank this Week: 330

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • May 18

    Radio Berkman 237: The Chilling Effect

    Radio Berkman 237: The Chilling Effect
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg The effects of surveillance on human behavior have long been discussed and documented in the real world. That nervous feeling you get when you notice a police officer or a security camera? The…
  • May 11

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’
    What is it like to use the Internet in fits and starts? How do communities with limited access to the global Internet use digital tools? Beyond sensational media narratives about Havana’s WiFi hotspots and the paquete semanal, there is…
  • May 11

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’ [AUDIO]

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’ [AUDIO]
    What is it like to use the Internet in fits and starts? How do communities with limited access to the global Internet use digital tools? Beyond sensational media narratives about Havana’s WiFi hotspots and the paquete semanal, there is…
Rank this Week: 230

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 26

    Government-Mandated Website Blocking Comes to Canada as Quebec’s Bill 74 Takes Effect

    Government-Mandated Website Blocking Comes to Canada as Quebec’s Bill 74 Takes Effect
    With little fanfare, Quebec passed website blocking legislation last week. Bill 74 took effect on May 18th, setting up a likely court showdown between the Quebec and federal governments. As discussed in several articles and posts over the…
  • May 25

    In Search of a Plan B for the TPP

    In Search of a Plan B for the TPP
    The government's public consultation on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has stopped in Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal in recent weeks as a growing number of people speak out on the agreement. Tens of thousands have also written to the…
  • May 25

    Time for Plan B Instead of Trans Pacific Partnership?

    Time for Plan B Instead of Trans Pacific Partnership?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 23, 2016 as Time for Plan B Instead of Trans Pacific Partnership? The government’s public consultation on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has stopped in Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal in recent…
Rank this Week: 2074

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: 905

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 935

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: 1645

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: 2486

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/
  • May 27

    "Implicit Bias, Responsibilty, and Moral Ecology"

    "Implicit Bias, Responsibilty, and Moral Ecology"
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in: D. Shoemaker, ed., Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility (2017)): "Implicit Bias, Responsibility, and Moral Ecology" MANUEL R. VARGAS, University of San Francisco - School of Law,…
  • May 25

    "Sleep Deprivation and False Confessions"

    "Sleep Deprivation and False Confessions"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in PNAS, Vol. 113, No.8, 2016, pp.2047-2050): "Sleep Deprivation and False Confessions" STEVEN J. FRENDA, University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior SHARI R. BERKOWITZ,…
  • May 24

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Medical Risks: Regulate Devices for Brain Stimulation, Nature Magazine In The Popular Press: How Your Gut Affects Your Mood, FiveThirtyEight The Empty Brain, Aeon Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery.…
Rank this Week: 2705

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/
  • May 21

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)
    As discussed in Part 1, the Catholic Diocese of Albany, together with other religious organizations, has filed suit challenging a New York State regulation that mandates abortion coverage in employee health insurance policies. These…
  • May 17

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 1)

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 1)
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York, together with numerous other religious organizations, has filed suit against the State of New York for requiring abortion coverage in its employee health insurance policies. (Catholic Diocese of…
  • Apr 25

    Mental Culpability at Issue Before the NY Court of Appeal

    Mental Culpability at Issue Before the NY Court of Appeal
    The contention that an injury can amount to a crime only when inflicted by intention is no provincial or transient notion. It is as universal and persistent in mature systems of law as belief in freedom of the human will and a consequent…
Rank this Week: 1706

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/
  • May 28

    The "Google Cultural Institute" & Open Access to Cultural Heritage

    The "Google Cultural Institute" & Open Access to Cultural Heritage
    The "Google Cultural Institute" recently announced its initiative to document and provide access to works of art owned by museums from around the world, facilitated by the Google "art camera," which enables the production…
  • May 26

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu
    A recent story describes the battle an Iowa casino faces in trying to keep its non-profit status as a 501(c) (4) social welfare organization. The IRS believes that the casino is too commercially successful to be considered a charitable…
  • May 25

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit
    A recent article highlights Amazon’s unique combination of business foresight and philanthropic giving. Amazon has purchased a former motel that it eventually plans to use for expansion of its Seattle campus. However, it is not quite ready…
Rank this Week: 4418

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 22

    Events and Announcements, May 22, 2016

    Events and Announcements, May 22, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Event The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law of Swansea University will organise a joint one-day seminar on the subject of Lex Petrolea with the Center for Energy, Law, and Business of…
  • May 22

    EU to Help al-Bashir Imprison Refugee

    EU to Help al-Bashir Imprison Refugee
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Just when I thought I was beyond being genuinely horrified, Roving Bandit called my attention to a story in Der Spiegel that almost defies words: The ambassadors of the 28 European Union member states…
  • May 20

    Symposium: Response–Defining the International Rule of Law and Moving Without Gravity

    Symposium: Response–Defining the International Rule of Law and Moving Without Gravity
    by Robert McCorquodale by Robert McCorquodale [Robert McCorquodale is the Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Nottingham, and…
Rank this Week: 543

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: 3705

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: 1859

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: 4927

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: 2078

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: 788

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/
  • May 28

    Thiel, settlement, and third-party funding

    Thiel, settlement, and third-party funding
    Following up my previous post on Peter Thiel and Gawker, this TNR post is so wrong about so many issues with civil litigation. First, it derides the ACLU/NAACP analogy (also offered by Eugene Kontorovich) as "ridiculous." That is…
  • May 27

    Litigation financing and the First Amendment

    Litigation financing and the First Amendment
    I wanted to share two takes on the news that tech billionaire Peter Thiel has been funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media. Simona Grossi (Loyola-LA) argues there is nothing inherently wrong with Thiel financing someone else's…
  • May 27

    Opportunities for Feedback on Scholarship

    Opportunities for Feedback on Scholarship
    Yesterday, I returned from the Eighth Annual Junior Scholars-in-Intellectual Property Workshop (JSIP) at Michigan State University College of Law where I received excellent feedback on a forthcoming paper. The workshop, organized and hosted…
Rank this Week: 101

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: 2308

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 27

    Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Médoc) 1986 with rack of lamb and cauliflower "rice"

    Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Médoc) 1986 with rack of lamb and cauliflower "rice"
    Stuffed Rack of Lamb 1 rack of lamb, frenched ~ ⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and minced (I like Bella Sun Luci ) 1 tablespoon basil pesto (I like Seggiano ) 1 clove garlic, minced Hold a... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 27

    John Engler versus activist shareholder

    John Engler versus activist shareholder
    Anyone with $2,000 of stock can submit proposals and keep CEOs distracted, writes @BizRoundtable's John Engler: https://t.co/eEMfHTgBEg — WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) May 27, 2016 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
  • May 27

    Haskell Murray on the link between grade inflation and participation trophie

    Haskell Murray on the link between grade inflation and participation trophie
    It's a logical, amusing, and scary proposition: A few months ago, Inside Higher Ed ran a story that noted "that grades continue to rise and that A is the most common grade earned at all kinds of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 134

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 25

    AALS Property Law Section Call-for-Papers!

    AALS Property Law Section Call-for-Papers!
    AALS Property Law Section Call For Papers January 2017 -- AALS Conference in San Francisco, CA The AALS Property Law Section has two panels at the AALS Conference this year. If you would like to participate in either of these...
  • May 20

    Live Blogging #ALPS2016 -- fun property!

    Live Blogging #ALPS2016 -- fun property!
    What a way to finish up the day! I'm now in a panel titled "Fun Property: How Property Can Increase Recreation, Health, and Happiness." What could be more fun than this? The first paper is by Avital Margalit (Sapir) who...
  • May 20

    Regulating Landlords and Tenant

    Regulating Landlords and Tenant
    Moving on to the second afternoon panel, moderated by Susan Bright (Oxford), first up is Abigail Jackson. Her presentation, titled "Balancing Rights and Obligations: Chnage and Residential Tenancy Agreements in the UK", noted that…
Rank this Week: 129

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/
  • Apr 3

    J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and G.A. Cohen: The Contingent Nature of Capitalist Incentive

    J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and G.A. Cohen: The Contingent Nature of Capitalist Incentive
    A Cuban doctor in Haiti“While we repudiated with the greatest energy that tyranny of society over the individual which most Socialistic systems are supposed to involve, we yet looked forward to a time when society will no longer be…
  • Mar 11

    Reading: Toward Enlightenment & Emancipation

    Reading: Toward Enlightenment & Emancipation
    Reading a salvage book by one of the Salvage men on the truck of the A.T.S. salvage office. St. Nazaire. c1919. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.Yes, I know, that is a rather pretentious title, but I believe it to be true…
  • Mar 10

    Human Rights & International Law

    Human Rights & International Law
    I think the philosophical enterprise of developing a “moral theory” of human rights is important, one fine example of which (and there are others) is James Griffin’s On Human Rights(Oxford University Press, 2008). Michael J.…
Rank this Week: 918

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Survey of State Legislative Action On Religious Freedom and LGBT Right

    Survey of State Legislative Action On Religious Freedom and LGBT Right
    An AP article posted yesterday provides a useful state-by-state summary of legislative activity and executive orders this year in 35 states relating to religious freedom, including bills that specifically protect religious views relating to…
  • May 27

    New Jersey Court Invalidates Capital Grants To 2 Religious College

    New Jersey Court Invalidates Capital Grants To 2 Religious College
    In American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey v. Hendricks, (NJ App., May 26. 2016), a New Jersey state appellate court held that grants to two religious colleges for capital improvements violate the provision in the New Jersey…
  • May 27

    Alabama Commission Hires Law Prof To Prosecute Charges Against Chief Justice

    Alabama Commission Hires Law Prof To Prosecute Charges Against Chief Justice
    As previously reported, earlier this month the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission filed ethics charges against Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore over his administrative order to all probate judges telling them that they had…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • May 23

    The Bathroom War

    The Bathroom War
    So, on the one hand, I find myself befuddled by the North Carolina “bathroom law” and other extreme responses to transgender rights.... On the other hand, the traditionalist reaction does unwittingly reveal a real tension in the…
  • May 17

    Religious Freedom and the Contraceptive Case

    Religious Freedom and the Contraceptive Case
    The cases involving religious freedom and the contraception mandate were decided yesterday. Some of the reporting discussed the case as if it showed the problems of a 4-4 division of the Justices on the Court. I do not agree. Aside from…
  • May 10

    Louisiana Number One in Incarceration

    Louisiana Number One in Incarceration
    In 2014, the US Department of Justice confirmed Louisiana remained number 1, among the 50 states, with 38,030 in prison, a rate of 816 per 100,000 over 100 points ahead of next highest state Oklahoma. Because the US leads the world in…
Rank this Week: 894

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 28

    Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence

    Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence
    WCWonline: Gifts from the Goddess of Jurisprudence, by Ruthann Robson: Ruthann Robson reviews two recent books on the first two women to serve on the Supreme Court: Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sisters in Law by Linda…
  • May 27

    What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion

    What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion
    Rewire (May 23, 2016): Associated Press Article on 20 Week Bans Underscores What's Wrong With Reporting on Abortion, by Jodi Jacobson: Rewire Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson criticizes the way that the media reduces discussions on medical and…
  • May 26

    Local health care providers and wider contraceptive options increase contraceptive use in many countrie

    Local health care providers and wider contraceptive options increase contraceptive use in many countrie
    Vox (May 20,2016): What the US can learn from Ethiopia about birth control, by Sarah Frostenson: The use of modern contraceptives has tripled in Ethiopia since 2005, following a government program to train women health workers to go door…
Rank this Week: 980