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Law Career Blog

Law Career Blog

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

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

    To Everything there is a Season

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

    The Most Important Day of Cla

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

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty
    There was an interesting post on the Law Librarian Blog this week concerning the benefits of senior, junior, and adjunct faculty in the classroom. The post can be linked to here. This is a subject that interests me greatly, and readers will…
Rank this Week: 673

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    International Association of Law School

    International Association of Law School
    IALS Annual conference, UC Hastings Law, October 27-29, 2016. One of the best opportunities I've experienced to meet legal educators who truly span the globe. rb
Rank this Week: 1215

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: 3325

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3136

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Jul 1

    The Academic Summer

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

    Formative Assessment in Law School, Part II

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

    ABA Standard 314 – What is Formative Assessment?

    ABA Standard 314 – What is Formative Assessment?
    In August of 2014, after five years of study and drafting, the ABA added a new set of assessment requirements to the accreditation standards. Starting with the incoming class in the fall of 2016, ABA accredited law schools are required...
Rank this Week: 4027

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/
  • Mar 23

    Lost In Space: Try Case Charting to See Cases Fit Together to Form a Beautiful Constellation of Stars!

    Lost In Space: Try Case Charting to See Cases Fit Together to Form a Beautiful Constellation of Stars!
    I grew up with a now-ancient children's TV show called "Lost in Space," in which a family of rocketeers meandered across the universe trying to find their way back home to Earth. What's interesting to me is that they never...
  • Mar 22

    It Takes a Village

    It Takes a Village
    “It takes a village” or “it takes a village to raise a child” are sayings that we often hear. The origins of these sayings are unclear and there is much dispute about the origins. It is primarily thought that these...
  • Mar 21

    Director of Bar Support at Minnesota Law

    Director of Bar Support at Minnesota Law
    The full position description is here: Download Director of Bar Support.
Rank this Week: 4224

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: 1527

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/
Rank this Week: 181

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: 1248

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    Free Press: An ICH Seminar

    Free Press: An ICH Seminar
    [We have the following announcement.] The Institute for Constitutional History is pleased to announce another seminar for advanced graduate students and junior faculty, “Free Press.” Historically, the American press has been among…
  • Mar 23

    Farbman, "Reconstructing Local Government"

    Farbman, "Reconstructing Local Government"
    Just out in the Vanderbilt Law Review: "Reconstructing Local Government," by Daniel Farbman (Climenko Fellow, Harvard Law School). Here's the abstract: After the Civil War, the South faced a problem that was almost entirely new in the…
  • Mar 23

    Mothers and the Constitution: An ICH Seminar

    Mothers and the Constitution: An ICH Seminar
    [We have the following announcement.]The Institute for Constitutional History is pleased to announce another seminar for advanced graduate students and junior faculty, “Mothers and the Constitution”:The seminar will explore the…
Rank this Week: 392

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/
  • Mar 24

    Risky Busine

    Risky Busine
    The Kansas Supreme Court ordered a partially-stayed two-year suspension of an attorney, affirming findings of a hearing panel that he had engaged in escrow violations and a prohibited business transaction with his client. The court rejected…
  • Mar 24

    Protecting Vulnerable Hoosiers: State May Sue Foreclosure Defense Law Firm

    Protecting Vulnerable Hoosiers: State May Sue Foreclosure Defense Law Firm
    The Indiana Supreme Court affirmed the denial of summary judgment in favor of defendant law firms Consumer Attorney Services, P.A., The McCann Law Group, LLP, and Brenda McCann (collectively “Defendants”) appeal the trial court’s denial…
  • Mar 23

    As Sober As A Judge

    As Sober As A Judge
    A circuit court judge must adhere to an agreement to comply with treatment under the supervision of the Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program ("KYLAP"). The judge was the subject of 13 charges of misconduct and submitted to an…
Rank this Week: 372

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/
  • Mar 24

    The Real Legacy of American Legal Realism by Hanoch Dagan

    The Real Legacy of American Legal Realism by Hanoch Dagan
    The Real Legacy of American Legal Realism by Hanoch Dagan. Abstract "Brian Leiter famously described the legacy of American legal realism as a ‘naturalized jurisprudence predicated on a pragmatic outlook’. This essay offers a…
  • Mar 23

    Professor Arthur Miller on the Importance of Legal Research

    Professor Arthur Miller on the Importance of Legal Research
    Last week, I wrote a post criticizing Professor Jason Yackee for his lack of awareness of the role and importance of legal writing professors in law schools, as expressed in his two comments on the TaxProf Blog. (here) Now, I...
  • Mar 23

    Rankings: Happiest Countries on Earth

    Rankings: Happiest Countries on Earth
    The U.S. ranks 14th. From the Washington Post: Norway is the happiest country on Earth, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report, an annual ranking of 155 countries published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a United…
Rank this Week: 2075

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/
  • Mar 23

    Schröter on Modern Conceptions of Political Order

    Schröter on Modern Conceptions of Political Order
    Nico Schröter (Bucerius Law School - Chair of Public Law and Comparative Law) has posted Order, Authority, and Law: On the Development of Modern Conceptions of Political Order, Legitimate Rule, and Law and How They are Challenged (LSE Law…
  • Mar 23

    Kerr & Schneier on Encryption Workaround

    Kerr & Schneier on Encryption Workaround
    Orin S. Kerr and Bruce Schneier (The George Washington University Law School and Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society) have posted Encryption Workarounds on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The widespread use of…
  • Mar 23

    Video of My Testimony Before the Senate Judiciary Commitee

    Video of My Testimony Before the Senate Judiciary Commitee
    Here is a link to the video: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4663141/solum-originalism And to my written testimony: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2939019
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Mar 19

    Global Legal Skills Conference Wraps Up in Mexico; Next GLS Conference Slated for Melbourne, Australia

    Global Legal Skills Conference Wraps Up in Mexico; Next GLS Conference Slated for Melbourne, Australia
    The photo here shows some of the more than 120 participants who attended the 12th Global Legal Skills Conference at the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey, Mexico. Participants came from more than 17 countries, including Australia,…
  • Mar 16

    CFP: The Central States Area Legal Writing Conference

    CFP: The Central States Area Legal Writing Conference
    The Central States Area Legal Writing Conference will be hosted by the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law on September 15-16, 2017. Presentation proposals are due by Friday, March 31, 2017. The Program Committee is seeking…
  • Mar 16

    Registration Now Open for the 2017 ALWD Conference

    Registration Now Open for the 2017 ALWD Conference
    The 2017 Association of Legal Writing Directors ("ALWD") Conference Committee invites you to the 2017 conference, Acknowledging Lines: Talking About What Unites and Divides Us. Speaker details, and a link to the registration page,…
Rank this Week: 4223

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: 2968

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

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

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

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

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

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic

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

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

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS
    The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This works-in-progress program will…
Rank this Week: 2085

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: 726

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 21

    Supreme Court Permits Some Light Into the Black Box of Jury Deliberation

    Supreme Court Permits Some Light Into the Black Box of Jury Deliberation
    Jury deliberations are the proverbial black box. After passively receiving the law, evidence, and arguments at a trial, the jurors will retire to discuss the case in secret. When they return with a verdict, no explanation will be required for…
  • Jan 21

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

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

    Book Release Tomorrow!

    Book Release Tomorrow!
    Tomorrow, Jan. 17, I’ll be at Boswell Books in Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. for an event to mark the release of my new book, Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
Rank this Week: 477

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Appraisal and Merger Price

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

    Antitrust review revolution?

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

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian
    I'd be remiss if I didn't note that F. Ross Johnson recently passed away. Johnson was the real life protagonist of Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate - the story of the auction of RJR Nabisco and...
Rank this Week: 1428

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
  • Mar 7

    Reading List: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Reading List: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Law and entrepreneurship?  Law and innovation?  Read these three pieces in a single sitting: Startups and Unmet Legal Needs (Alice Armitage, Evan Frondorf, Christopher Williams, and Robin Feldman) Abstract: To foster innovation, we…
  • Mar 6

    Legal Infrastructure

    Legal Infrastructure
    I am aggregating the posts from the recent online symposium at Prawfsblawg concerning two relatively new books: Gillian Hadfield’s  Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy…
  • Feb 13

    #Pittsblog: Imagining Pittsburgh

    #Pittsblog: Imagining Pittsburgh
    Contemporary Pittsburgh is still mostly missing a writer who distills its emerging, collective voice, meaning a forward-looking imagineer to complement the marvelous visual nostalgia of Rick Sebak.  The expressive identity of the…
Rank this Week: 322

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/
  • Mar 17

    Zimmerman on Bellwether Settlement

    Zimmerman on Bellwether Settlement
    Adam Zimmerman has posted his new article "Bellwether Settlements" to SSRN. The abstract is below: This Article examines the use of bellwether mediation in mass litigation. Bellwether mediations are different from “bellwether…
  • Mar 3

    Litigation Reform's Legislative Prospect

    Litigation Reform's Legislative Prospect
    Bruce Kaufman, the senior legal editor at Bloomberg BNA, has written a very informative series of articles examining the prospects that the House, Senate, and President will enact wide-ranging tort and civil justice "reform"…
  • Feb 25

    Publicly Funded Objector

    Publicly Funded Objector
    With House Bill 985 (the "Fairness" in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017), the controversy over current class action practice has escalated. I've been an outspoken critic of the cozy relationships that plaintiffs' lawyers and…
Rank this Week: 378

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/
  • Mar 24

    What Sort of Tax or Fee Will Hawaii Use to Fix Its Highways?

    What Sort of Tax or Fee Will Hawaii Use to Fix Its Highways?
    Hawaii has a problem. According to this report, its State Highway Fund is $100 million short of what is needed to keep its highways in functional condition. Of course, Hawaii is not alone when it comes to highway funding. Almost every state…
  • Mar 22

    Tax Return Preparation as a Side Job

    Tax Return Preparation as a Side Job
    Though from time to time I find material for this blog when I watch television court shows, there are far more shows and episodes than I’ve had an opportunity to view. A reader sent me a link to an episode of Judge Faith, a show that I…
  • Mar 20

    Commas and (Tax) Statute

    Commas and (Tax) Statute
    One of the key ingredients of tax law practice is the ability to parse statutes. As I tell my students, sometimes the answer is in the statute, and if it isn’t, the statute should guide the analytical path to an answer, if there is…
Rank this Week: 2628

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 124

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

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

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

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

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

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

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

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community
    Organizations that develop open source software are often inherently fragmented and loosely-networked, which can make governance and decision-making a challenge. In addition, as the open source community grows and becomes more global, so too…
Rank this Week: 613

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Mar 24

    What Would a Digital Economy-Era NAFTA Mean for Canada?

    What Would a Digital Economy-Era NAFTA Mean for Canada?
    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is expected to file a notice of renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement within weeks, paving the way for talks that could reshape the Canadian economy. It became clear last week that the…
  • Mar 23

    C’mon Uber: Sales Taxes on Uber Rides Are Not a “Tax on Innovation”

    C’mon Uber: Sales Taxes on Uber Rides Are Not a “Tax on Innovation”
    Yesterday's federal budget included plans to amend the law to ensure that GST/HST is applicable to ride sharing services such as Uber. The budget states that the government will: Amend the definition of a taxi business under the Excise Tax…
  • Mar 22

    Budget 2017: Why Canada’s Digital Policy Future Is Up For Grab

    Budget 2017: Why Canada’s Digital Policy Future Is Up For Grab
    Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau released his government's 2017 budget today and while the spending promises may be underwhelming for some, the documents sets out an ambitious agenda for digital policy review. In fact, with changes to…
Rank this Week: 456

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: 1615

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Mar 20

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago
    I don’t ordinarily advertise on my blog but here comes a commercial. IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is hosting the 34th annual Section 1983 Conference in Chicago on April 20-21, 2017. This two-day conference covers all aspects of…
  • Mar 19

    Political Protests and the First Amendment (Video)

    Political Protests and the First Amendment (Video)
    On March 2, 2017, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law presented a two hour program for both non-lawyers and lawyers on political protests and free speech. This program was prompted by the suddenly developing political protests directed at the…
  • Feb 13

    A Section 1983 Primer (12B): Survival and Wrongful Death–What Happens When a Section 1983 Plaintiff Dies or Has Been Killed

    A Section 1983 Primer (12B): Survival and Wrongful Death–What Happens When a Section 1983 Plaintiff Dies or Has Been Killed
    The immediately preceding post addressed the section 1988 background of survival and wrongful death claims based on section 1983. It included a discussion of Robertson v. Wegmann, the leading Supreme Court decision dealing with survival of…
Rank this Week: 5177

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/
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
  • Mar 5

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.
    We used a friend of ours, Mike Cenatiempo, to update our wills.  Mike used to work at Shannon Gracey, which is now defunct.  We paid our bill in December 2016.  We got a "past due" notice from the defunct Shannon Gracey law…
  • Jan 3

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.
    After I got hacked, I tried to change my administrative login credentials to my new email address, but Blogger doesn't believe me.  Let's just say it's hard to survive a hacking.
Rank this Week: 4510

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Feb 28

    Going live: What you need to know about live streaming and the law

    Going live: What you need to know about live streaming and the law
    Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Periscope now give users the options to broadcast ‘live’ to their timeline. While this live streaming option…
  • Jan 26

    Littering, pollution and the law

    Littering, pollution and the law
    Litter can refer to anything from a cigarette butt to a bag of rubbish. All litter is unsightly and makes our local areas look untidy…
  • Dec 9

    Maintenance of children in the Magistrates Court

    Maintenance of children in the Magistrates Court
    A child is entitled to reasonable maintenance to provide for clothing, housing, dental and medical care, education and training, and, where applicable, recreation. Both parents have…
Rank this Week: 2767

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/
  • Mar 8

    Some Challenges to the "Israeli Judge Lunch" Study

    Some Challenges to the "Israeli Judge Lunch" Study
    A famous study in 2011 suggested that Israeli judges become less lenient in granting parole as lunch approaches and then more lenient immediately after. Based on a quick look at this more recent study, it appears that, soon after the...
  • Feb 28

    Nikolas Rose talk "Neurotechnologies of Justice: Neuroscience Beyond the Courtroom"

    Nikolas Rose talk "Neurotechnologies of Justice: Neuroscience Beyond the Courtroom"
    The Australian Neurolaw Database Project and the Agency and Moral Cognition Network present a seminar: "Neurotechnologies of justice: Neuroscience beyond the courtroom". By Nikolas Rose Abstract In this talk I will explore the actual and…
  • Feb 28

    "Emotional Judges and Unlucky Juveniles"

    "Emotional Judges and Unlucky Juveniles"
    Recently published on SSRN: "Emotional Judges and Unlucky Juveniles" NACI H. MOCAN, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) OZKAN EREN, Louisiana State University, Baton…
Rank this Week: 223

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

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

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

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

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

    Court of Appeals Nominee Rowan Wilson: Open Question

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

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

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 4: Punishment)
    Here's wishing the newly inaugurated President lots of success in doing what's best for our country. If Scalia's view of gay rights--"homosexual sodomy," as he insisted on putting it--was anachronistic and offensive, his positions…
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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/
  • Mar 17

    Brunson & Herzig: A Diachronic Approach to Bob Jones: Religious Tax Exemptions after Obergefell

    Brunson & Herzig: A Diachronic Approach to Bob Jones: Religious Tax Exemptions after Obergefell
    Samuel D. Brunson (Loyola-Chicago) and David Herzig (Valparaiso) have posted A Diachronic Approach to Bob Jones: Religious Tax Exemptions after Obergefell, Indiana Law Journal (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: In Bob Jones v. U.S., the…
  • Mar 17

    Colinvaux: The Importance of Participatory Charitable Giving Incentive

    Colinvaux: The Importance of Participatory Charitable Giving Incentive
    Roger Colinvaux (Catholic) has posted The Importance of a Participatory Charitable Giving Incentive, 154 Tax Notes No. 5 (2017). Here is the abstract: Leading tax reform proposals contemplate a charitable deduction claimed by just five…
  • Mar 17

    Fleischer: Subsidizing Charity Liberally

    Fleischer: Subsidizing Charity Liberally
    Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego) has posted Subsidizing Charity Liberally. Here is the abstract: Our Constitution enshrines two bedrock principles of Western liberal democracies: limited government and equal opportunity. This Chapter…
Rank this Week: 205

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 22

    IHL Does Not Authorise Detention in NIAC: A Response to Murray

    IHL Does Not Authorise Detention in NIAC: A Response to Murray
    by Kevin Jon Heller Over the past couple of years, a number of scholars -- including me -- have debated whether IHL implicitly authorises detention in non-international armed conflict (NIAC.) The latest intervention in the debate comes…
  • Mar 20

    So . . . What do you think should be in your international law textbook?

    So . . . What do you think should be in your international law textbook?
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis I’m honored to have been invited by Allen Weiner to join him in the forthcoming 7th edition of the textbook, International Law, which he previously edited with the late Professor Barry Carter.…
  • Mar 19

    The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”

    The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) sent shockwaves through the international community by issuing a report that — for the first time in UN history…
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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…
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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: 1928

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: 4692

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: 157

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: 1145

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/
  • Mar 23

    JOTWELL: Campos on Glover on claims as property

    JOTWELL: Campos on Glover on claims as property
    The new Courts Law essay is from Sergio Campos, reviewing J. Maria Glover's A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims (Vand. L. Rev.), which considers the implications of understanding legal claims as property.
  • Mar 22

    Judging Judge Gorsuch on the Separation of Power

    Judging Judge Gorsuch on the Separation of Power
    Judge Gorsuch's views on the Chevron doctrine, which directs reviewing courts to defer to agency constructions of ambiguous statutes, have received a lot of attention, and for good reason: They are well-articulated, interesting, and…
  • Mar 21

    Priming Public Opinion on the Federal Court

    Priming Public Opinion on the Federal Court
    I wanted to pull up a chair to the blog posts last month by Richard Primus and Rick Hills about the decreasing public regard for the federal courts reported in a recent poll. I do not question these results, but I want to explain them a…
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: 2657

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    FWIW, my current take on the Russian hacking story

    FWIW, my current take on the Russian hacking story
    Obviously, collusion with a foreign power is serious misconduct and, if it happened, should be punished. (After all, only our CIA is allowed to interfere in foreign elections!) But the fact remains... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Mar 19

    Why does the UCLA Law Review hate business law? Or private law generally, for that matter?

    Why does the UCLA Law Review hate business law? Or private law generally, for that matter?
    The UCLA Law Review is once again soliciting ideas for its annual symposium issue. Here's the last ten topics: 2007: Constitutional Niches: The Role of Institutional Context in Constitutional Law... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 19

    Review of Stephen Presser's "Law Professors"

    Review of Stephen Presser's "Law Professors"
    Mark Pulliam has a thoughtful review of Stephen presser's interesting new book that uses a series of biographical sketches of law professors (some of whom want on to bigger and better things, such as... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 68

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 15

    Finding the Intersection of American Indian Law and Property Law

    Finding the Intersection of American Indian Law and Property Law
    In 2014, the Association of Law, Property, and Society (ALPS) conference was at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia and there was a plenary panel on teaching property law. [NOTE: Shameless plug for...
  • Mar 14

    Oyez, Oyez: Murr comes to SCOTUS (and Georgetown!)

    Oyez, Oyez: Murr comes to SCOTUS (and Georgetown!)
    As everyone knows, Murr v. St. Croix County will be heard by SCOTUS on March 20 at 10:00am. Georgetown Law is offering a special treat that afternoon: the oral advocates for the case--John Groen (counsel for Murrs), Richard Lazarus…
  • Mar 13

    CFP: Australasian Property Law Teachers Conference

    CFP: Australasian Property Law Teachers Conference
    The 14th Australasian Property Law Teachers Conference will be held from 26-29 September 2017 at the Curtin Law School in Perth, Western Australia. The theme for this year's conference is "Beyond Sole Ownership." In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 2658

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/
  • Mar 24

    Rodolfo Walsh: revolutionary Argentine journalist

    Rodolfo Walsh: revolutionary Argentine journalist
    March 24, 1977:On this date Rodolfo Jorge Walsh (January 9, 1927 – March 25, 1977) an Argentine journalist and revolutionary of Irish descent, published his “Open Letter from a Writer to the Military Junta” (excerpts from…
  • Mar 22

    The legal crystallization of Republican contempt for and condescension toward the working-cla

    The legal crystallization of Republican contempt for and condescension toward the working-cla
     Alphonse Maddin“Watch Al Franken shut down Gorsuch’s cruel decision in the ‘Frozen Trucker’ case”“I had a career in identifying absurdity. And I know it when I see it.”Al Franken’s…
  • Mar 21

    The Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa, 21 March 1960

    The Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa, 21 March 1960
    Painting of the Sharpeville massacre, which took place 21 March 1960, Sharpeville, (today) Gauteng province, South Africa, currently located in the South African Consulate in London. Godfrey Rubens (painter and photographer)Please see my…
Rank this Week: 1624

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Religion Clause To Take A Publication Break

    Religion Clause To Take A Publication Break
    Dear Readers:Religion Clause will be going on a publication break until approximately the end of March.  Check back for my resumption of postings at that time.Howard Friedman
  • Mar 19

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Rafael Domingo, Theology and Jurisprudence. A Good Partnership?, (Journal of Law and Religion, 32, 2017, Forthcoming).Rafael Domingo, The Constitutional Justification of Religion, (March 9, 2017).Christine P. Bartholomew, Exorcising…
  • Mar 18

    Ministerial Exception Does Not Apply To Exercise Science Teacher At Christian University

    Ministerial Exception Does Not Apply To Exercise Science Teacher At Christian University
    In Richardson v. Northwest Christian University, (D OR, March 16, 2017), an unmarried professor of exercise science at a Christian university sued for discrimination after she was fired because she became pregnant out of wedlock and refused…
Rank this Week: 126

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/
  • Mar 24

    ... first demonstration of ACT UP, pioneering direct-action AIDs organization

    ... first demonstration of ACT UP, pioneering direct-action AIDs organization
    “AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS (PWAs) and the AIDS pandemic to bring about legislation, medical research, and treatment and…
  • Mar 24

    Rodolfo Walsh: revolutionary Argentine journalist

    Rodolfo Walsh: revolutionary Argentine journalist
    March 24, 1977: On this date Rodolfo Jorge Walsh (January 9, 1927 – March 25, 1977) an Argentine journalist and revolutionary of Irish descent, published his “Open Letter from a Writer to the Military Junta” (excerpts from…
  • Mar 22

    Just a Few Questions, Judge Gorsuch

    Just a Few Questions, Judge Gorsuch
    I apologize if you have already answered these questions. I can’t stand to watch a hearing in which you spend so much time refusing to answer questions. Could you tell me where in the Constitution it provides that it is to be…
Rank this Week: 469