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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/
  • Feb 6

    Yellen Leaves Loyola-Chicago for Presidency of Marist College

    Yellen Leaves Loyola-Chicago for Presidency of Marist College
    [by Rick Bales] Congratulations to dean extraordinaire (and Law Deans blogger) David Yellen on his appointment, announced today, as President of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Here's the Marist press release. Marist is a…
  • Feb 6

    Growing the Pie II: Making a Case for the GRE

    Growing the Pie II: Making a Case for the GRE
    [by Rick Bales] Christine Hurt (BYU) makes a a compelling case at Conglomerate Blog for allowing law schools to use the GRE as a substitute for the LSAT. Here's a quick summary: [A] lot of stellar undergraduates are choosing not...
  • Feb 5

    Drowning Bunnie

    Drowning Bunnie
    [by Rick Bales] The president of Mount Saint Mary College apparently told some faculty members they need to change the way they think about struggling students, saying “This is hard for you because you think of the students as cuddly...
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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/
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Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
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Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • 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...
  • Dec 14

    Back to Moscow, in the Winter

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

    SEALS Discussion: Formation of Prof. Identity

    SEALS Discussion: Formation of Prof. Identity
    In August 2014, I participated in a Discussion Group at the annual SEALS Conference in Amelia Island, Florida with leaders in the emerging field of "teaching" formation of professional identity. The concept of "formation of…
Rank this Week: 3200

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Feb 8

    How are things going with each course?

    How are things going with each course?
    Now that you have had some time to settle into your courses, you can evaluate your plan of attack for each course. Here are some things that you want to consider: • Re-read your syllabus yet again to make sure...
  • Feb 6

    Linear or Non-Linear Storytelling

    Linear or Non-Linear Storytelling
    Lawyers are storytellers. Hat tip to Stephen Paskey, Legal Skills Faculty SUNY Buffalo, for mentioning this interesting article on the LRWPROF listserv: How the Brain Reacts to Scrambled Stories.
  • Feb 5

    Call for Proposals for the AALS Section on Teaching Methods Program at AALS 2017

    Call for Proposals for the AALS Section on Teaching Methods Program at AALS 2017
    Dear Colleagues: The AALS Teaching Methods Section plans to host an exciting program called “Reaching Students Effectively: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities in Legal Education” at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco…
Rank this Week: 1730

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...
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Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Warfaa v. Ali: Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Somali’s Alien Tort Statute Claim

    Warfaa v. Ali: Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Somali’s Alien Tort Statute Claim
    Last week, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of several Alien Tort Statute claims against Yusuf Ali, a former Colonel in the Somali National Army who served under the military dictatorship of Mohamed Siad Barre. The plaintiff, Farhan…
  • Feb 8

    International Law from a Cuban Perspective

    International Law from a Cuban Perspective
    Recently I returned from a trip to Cuba, where I had the opportunity to interview Celeste Pino Canales, a highly regarded professor of public international law at the University of Havana. I pursued the interview for a couple of reasons.…
  • Feb 7

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) Monday, February 8th at 10 am: The Brookings Institution will host an event on the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the United States. Brookings Senior Fellow Daniel…
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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer
    A new study of lawyers from 19 states reveals the extent of substance use and depression. From the study's abstract: Attorneys experience problematic drinking that is hazardous, harmful, or otherwise consistent with alcohol use disorders at a…
  • Jan 20

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two
    [Cross posted from The Faculty Lounge] Is it true, as Alice Goffman asserted in On the Run, that To round up enough young men to meet their informal quotas and satisfy their superiors, the [Philadelphia] police wait outside hospitals…
  • Jan 18

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine
    [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] Many readers will know that I have been very critical of Alice Goffman’s claims, in On the Run, that the Philadelphia police have had routine access to patient and visitor records in Philadelphia…
Rank this Week: 470

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Anglicization of Law and through Law

    Anglicization of Law and through Law
    [We have the following announcement of the latest Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History.]Anglicization of Law and through Law: Early Modern British North America, India, and Ireland ComparedDate: Friday, April 8, 2016Location:…
  • Feb 8

    Rakove Reviews Bilder's "Madison's Hand"

    Rakove Reviews Bilder's "Madison's Hand"
    Jack N. Rakove, Stanford University, has posted A Biography of Madison's Notes of Debates, his review of Mary Sarah Blider’s Madison’s Hand, which is forthcoming in Constitutional Commentary: In this truly provocative book, Mary…
  • Feb 7

    Call for Contributions: Feminist Judgments - Tax Volume

    Call for Contributions: Feminist Judgments - Tax Volume
    We have the following Call for Contributions:Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax OpinionsVolume EditorsBridget J. Crawford  Anthony C. InfantiThe U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of rewritten judicial opinions and…
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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Feb 8

    Selfish But Reprimand-Worthy

    Selfish But Reprimand-Worthy
    The Georgia Supreme Court has accepted a consented-to reprimand in a matter where he had failed to properly withdraw from representation of his secretary's ex-husband in debt matters while engaging in an intimate relationship with the…
  • Feb 8

    Money To Burn

    Money To Burn
    The North Carolina State Bar has filed a complaint alleging ethics violations in a number of matters on the part of a Wilmington attorney. Count One alleges that the attorney improperly used estate funds and failed to honor the lien...
  • Feb 8

    Another Cautionary Tale

    Another Cautionary Tale
    The Delaware Supreme Court has ordered a 21-month suspension retroactive to November 2014 of an attorney who fell asleep at the wheel while intoxicated and caused serious injuries to another driver. Delaware online had the story of the crash.…
Rank this Week: 412

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

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

    Toward A Unified Theory of Jurisprudence

    Toward A Unified Theory of Jurisprudence
    Toward 'Jurisilience' by Alan Calnan. This could become a seminal article. Abstract: General jurisprudence currently faces three daunting challenges. First, it possesses an outdated dualistic ontology that creates irreconcilable conflicts…
  • Feb 7

    25 Reasons Attorneys Are Unhappy

    25 Reasons Attorneys Are Unhappy
    From Harrison Barnes at Law Crossing, here are four reasons: They despise the work and really would like to do something different. The work attorneys do can be incredibly boring and repetitive. It is not uncommon for attorneys to spend...
  • Feb 6

    Is the influence of USNWR college rankings on the wane?

    Is the influence of USNWR college rankings on the wane?
    According to this story in the Washington Post, only 18% of college freshmen queried in a recent poll said that the rankings were an important influence on their decision about what school to attend and for many students the rankings...
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Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Feb 8

    Rakove on "Madison's Hand" by Bilder

    Rakove on "Madison's Hand" by Bilder
    Jack N. Rakove (Stanford University) has posted A Biography of Madison's Notes of Debates (Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this truly provocative book, Mary Bilder writes what is in effect a biography…
  • Feb 8

    Fletcher & Jurss on Tribal Jurisdiction

    Fletcher & Jurss on Tribal Jurisdiction
    Matthew L. M. Fletcher and Leah Jurss (Michigan State University College of Law and Michigan State University College of Law) have posted Tribal Jurisdiction - A Historical Bargain on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The existing rhetoric…
  • Feb 7

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Second Best & Nonideal Theory

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Second Best & Nonideal Theory
    Introduction The post provides a very basic introduction to the idea of "second best." The term "second best" originated in a famous 1956 article by Lipsey and Lancaster (see bibliography), and it was originally used as a…
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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/
  • Jan 31

    “How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online”

    “How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online”
    Barbara Bavis, Senior Legal Reference Specialist in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., will present a program at the American Bar Association Midyear Meeting in San Diego this Friday, February 5,…
  • Jan 29

    The Latest Issue of The Scrivener is Now Online

    The Latest Issue of The Scrivener is Now Online
    The Scrivener is the newsletter for Scribes -- The American Society of Legal Writers. The Winter issue is now available online at the Scribes website. Professor Maureen Collins (pictured at the far right) of The John Marshall Law School…
  • Jan 27

    CFP Institute for Law Teaching and Learning

    CFP Institute for Law Teaching and Learning
    Here's a reminding of the upcoming deadline for proposals for the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning—Summer 2016 Conference on “Real-World Readiness,” June 10-11, 2016 at the Washburn University School of Law—Topeka, Kansas The…
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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: 958

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/
  • Nov 25

    Going to AALS? Check out the AALS Legislation Section Programs!

    Going to AALS? Check out the AALS Legislation Section Programs!
    If you are attending the AALS meeting in NYC this January, please consider the following announcement about the AALS Legislation Section programs that will occur at AALS! -- Colleagues- Just a quick note on behalf of the Legislation section…
  • Nov 18

    The Governors' Anti-Refugee Gambit

    The Governors' Anti-Refugee Gambit
    This post was written by Nate Ela, of COWS. Last Sunday, I got into a taxi at Logan airport in Boston. The driver was Somali, a refugee to the United States, and on my way home we got to talking...
  • Nov 5

    Health Justice: A Framework (and Call to Action) for the Elimination of Health Inequity and Social Injustice

    Health Justice: A Framework (and Call to Action) for the Elimination of Health Inequity and Social Injustice
    The Health Justice Project's founder and director Professor Benfer, will have her latest article published in the American University Law Review. The article is an in-depth discussion entitled Health Justice: A Framework (and Call to Action)…
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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/
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Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jan 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,…
  • Jun 27

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the fourth and final of its search-and-seizure cases this term. In Patel, the Court overturned a city ordinance requiring hotel operators to share information about…
Rank this Week: 4671

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/
  • Dec 31

    Are inversions good for you?

    Are inversions good for you?
    A new paper suggests they are good for someone , but perhaps not you and me. Here's the abstract for Are Corporate Inversions Good for Shareholders?: In 2014 alone, U.S. firms worth over half a trillion dollars announced their intention...
  • Dec 9

    Millennial Rhapsody

    Millennial Rhapsody
    Kudos to LUMA Partners for their very creative re-creation of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Seriously. It's above and beyond what one might expect for a closing dinner. I really enjoyed. But, if you listen to the lyrics closely, it's a very...
  • Dec 1

    RBC and the falling sky

    RBC and the falling sky
    No, no, no. The sky isn't falling. Yes, it's true that the $75 million damage award against RBC for aiding and abetting a duty of care violation by the board of Rural/Metro in connection with the company's sale was upheld,...
Rank this Week: 1025

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: 494

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Feb 8

    Lead in the Water

    Lead in the Water
    In today's New York Times, Michael Wines & John Schwartz have an article called "Regulatory Gaps Leave Unsafe Lead Levels in Water Nationwide." What they describe in the article are not only regulatory gaps - that is places such…
  • Feb 2

    GM Bellwether Trial - Development

    GM Bellwether Trial - Development
    Some more news coverage of the GM Bellwethers and the allegations made against the lead lawyer. An interview with Robert Hilliard can be found here: Amanda Bronstad, Plaintiffs Lawyer Hilliard Saw No Red Flags in Case, National Law Journal,…
  • Jan 29

    Repeat Players, the Settlements They Design, GM, and VW

    Repeat Players, the Settlements They Design, GM, and VW
    There's obviously been a lot in the news about multidistrict litigation--from Lance Cooper's allegations in GM to the recent selection of the plaintiffs' leadership slate in VW. But what do we really know about the settlements that come out…
Rank this Week: 794

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Backups, Anyone?

    Backups, Anyone?
    It was the sort of news that spreads so quickly that notices came to me from multiple directions. There was a posting on a tax listserv, an item in a daily tax update email, on-line articles, and newspaper reports. According to an IRS news…
  • Feb 5

    The Biggest Tax Refund?

    The Biggest Tax Refund?
    The headline to this article caught my eye. It caught my eye primarily because I could see it catching the eye of many people. It appeals to the need or desire for money that affects almost everyone. The headline? “How to Get the…
  • Feb 3

    “Can a Clone Qualify as a Qualifying Child or Qualifying Relative?”

    “Can a Clone Qualify as a Qualifying Child or Qualifying Relative?”
    Yes, that’s the question a reader posed to me. The reader also commented, “You think your taxes are complicated, try having a dependent who’s a clone.”First things first.Only an individual can be a dependent, either as…
Rank this Week: 1712

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 2

    California Appellate Court Upholds Courtney Love "Twibel" Jury Verdict

    California Appellate Court Upholds Courtney Love "Twibel" Jury Verdict
    A California appellate court has upheld a jury verdict in favor of singer Courtney Love Cobain that her "twibel" statements about a former attorney didn't defame her, because although they were false, Ms. Love did not make them with…
  • Feb 2

    Urquhart on Privacy and Freedom of the Press From Campbell To Leveson

    Urquhart on Privacy and Freedom of the Press From Campbell To Leveson
    Lachlan Urquhart, University of Nottingham School of Computer Science, is publishing Privacy and Freedom of the Press from 2004-2015: From Campbell to Leveson, in Law, Policy and the Internet (L. Edwards, ed.; Hart Publishing, forthcoming).…
  • Feb 2

    Kendrick on Shiffrin's "Speech Matters" (Princeton, 2014)

    Kendrick on Shiffrin's "Speech Matters" (Princeton, 2014)
    Leslie Kendrick, University of Virginia School of Law, is publishing How Much Does Speech Matter? in the Harvard Law Review. Here is the abstract. In Speech Matters (Princeton 2014), Seana Shiffrin explains why lying is wrong, why freedom of…
Rank this Week: 258

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 669

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Feb 5

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 25: The Treaties Within the Treaty

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 25: The Treaties Within the Treaty
    This week's signing of the TPP in New Zealand provides a useful reminder that a potential ratification means committing to far more than just one (very large) trade agreement. One of the Troubles with the TPP is that the intellectual property…
  • Feb 5

    Toronto City Council Sides With CRTC in Rejecting Mayor Tory’s Support of Bell Appeal

    Toronto City Council Sides With CRTC in Rejecting Mayor Tory’s Support of Bell Appeal
    Last month, I wrote about the battle over the future of broadband in Canada with Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson writing to the federal cabinet to support a Bell appeal to overturn a CRTC decision designed to foster…
  • Feb 5

    The TPP, IP and Canada: My Bloomberg TV Interview

    The TPP, IP and Canada: My Bloomberg TV Interview
    I appeared yesterday on Bloomberg Television to discuss the impact of the TPP on Canadian intellectual property law. The discussion focused on the need for consultation and to take a closer look at the provisions in the agreement. The post…
Rank this Week: 271

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: 260

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Jan 4

    My Class on Race, Dred Scott and Korematsu (Audio)

    My Class on Race, Dred Scott and Korematsu (Audio)
    On October 21, 2015, I audio-taped a makeup class on racial discrimination that covered two major (and infamous) Supreme Court cases, Dred Scott and Korematsu. I hope you find it of interest. Here it is: listen online:…
  • Jan 4

    My Class on Presidential Immunity and Separation of Powers, with an Introduction to Preemption (Audio)

    My Class on Presidential Immunity and Separation of Powers, with an Introduction to Preemption (Audio)
    On October 7, 2015, I audio-taped a class on presidential immunity–our last class on separation of powers–and then began preemption with a hypothetical. Cases covered included Nixon v. Fitzgerald and Clinton v. Jones. This is not…
  • Dec 28

    My Class on the Affordable Care Act Case, Taxing and Commerce

    My Class on the Affordable Care Act Case, Taxing and Commerce
    I audio-recorded a 55-minute makeup constitutional law class on the groundbreaking Affordable Care Act Case (NFIB v. Sibelius). This class took place on September 16, 2015, and dealt with the taxing power, the individual mandate of the…
Rank this Week: 4853

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: 1870

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jan 25

    You have the right to an attorney!

    You have the right to an attorney!
    You have the right to legal advice if you’ve been arrested or are being questioned in relation to a crime. Student Attorney Ashely Roopchansingh examined…
  • Jan 18

    The Extradition Process in Trinidad and Tobago

    The Extradition Process in Trinidad and Tobago
    Often confused with deportation, ‘extradition’ involves the surrender of a person by a State (such as Trinidad and Tobago) to another State or, in some…
  • Jan 4

    When the ‘shack’ falls down: What happens when cohabitational relationships end?

    When the ‘shack’ falls down: What happens when cohabitational relationships end?
    Shacking-up is a term often used in the Caribbean to describe unmarried couples who have chosen to live together. There are many legal questions that arise when…
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Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Feb 6

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—and Almost Lost His Mind, Wired Magazine In The Popular Press: The Problem with Human Head Transplants, The Conversation Government Seeks High-Fidelity…
  • Feb 5

    "Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy"

    "Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy"
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law): "Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy" ADAM J. KOLBER, Brooklyn Law School For centuries, our thought privacy has been…
  • Feb 2

    "Neuroprediction: New Technology, Old Problems"

    "Neuroprediction: New Technology, Old Problems"
    Recently published on SSRN (and Bioethica Forum, Vol. 8 (2015) and University of Pennsylvania Law School Public Law Research Paper 16-1): "Neuroprediction: New Technology, Old Problems" STEPHEN MORSE, University of Pennsylvania Law School…
Rank this Week: 896

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 8

    Michael Garcia: the Court of Appeals Nominee and the Confirmation

    Michael Garcia: the Court of Appeals Nominee and the Confirmation
    Michael J. Garcia Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP Michael J. Garcia, Governor Andrew Cuomo's sixth nominee to the seven member Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, is Cuomo's first Republican selection. Garcia's stellar credentials and his…
  • Feb 6

    Janet DiFiore (Part 3--Notes from the Hearing)

    Janet DiFiore (Part 3--Notes from the Hearing)
    Janet Marie DiFiore photo:John D'Annibale/Times Union Well, we actually had a hearing. A substantive, meaningful, revealing confirmation hearing. On Wednesday, January the 20th, New York's Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on…
  • Jan 19

    Janet DiFiore (Part 2--The Confirmation Hearing)

    Janet DiFiore (Part 2--The Confirmation Hearing)
    Chief Judge Nominee Difiore photo: Rick Kopstein/NYLJ It's now up to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The confirmation hearing for Janet DiFiore to be Chief Judge of New York has been scheduled for this Wednesday. The Judicial Nomination…
Rank this Week: 4269

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/
Rank this Week: 1735

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 8

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 8, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 8, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for Friday’s…
  • Feb 7

    Events and Announcements: February 7, 2016

    Events and Announcements: February 7, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Announcements The GlobalTrust research project published a call for applications for post-doctoral fellowships for the academic year 2016-17. The GlobalTrust Research project at Tel Aviv University Faculty…
  • Feb 6

    Al Jazeera Panel Discussion on Siege Warfare in Syria

    Al Jazeera Panel Discussion on Siege Warfare in Syria
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Sorry for the endless self-promotion, but I thought readers might be interested in the following episode of Al Jazeera’s Inside Story, which includes a 30-minute panel on siege warfare in Syria…
Rank this Week: 195

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: 3838

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: 2568

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: 4879

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: 320

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: 348

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Feb 6

    Flint and Minoritarian Fiscal Illusion: Will Republicans and Libertarians Stand Up and Cheer for Governmental Liability?

    Flint and Minoritarian Fiscal Illusion: Will Republicans and Libertarians Stand Up and Cheer for Governmental Liability?
    There has been a longstanding debate in legal academia about whether government is really afflicted by "fiscal illusion" -- that is, the illusion that governmental officials care mostly or only about costs affecting the fisc and,…
  • Feb 5

    The Rule of Law in the Real World.

    The Rule of Law in the Real World.
    This round of prawfsblawgging comes at an exciting and terrifying time for me: my first book, The Rule of Law in the Real World, comes out in a few days, courtesy of Cambridge University Press. It's an attempt to reconcile the philosophical,…
  • Feb 5

    More intentional foul

    More intentional foul
    Following on my earlier post, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver now says he will have the league's Competition Committee explore ways to restrict the practice, explicitly recognizing it as an aesthetic concern. But any rule has to consider all…
Rank this Week: 52

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: 2678

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 6

    Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2006

    Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2006
    For dinner tonight I made Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy from Cook's Illustrated (so that we could go to the Vigil Mass and have dinner ready when we got home). Beef Burgundy? Maybe a Burgundy wine? So I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 3

    Regulating mid-term LLC operating agreement limitations of fiduciary dutie

    Regulating mid-term LLC operating agreement limitations of fiduciary dutie
    In principle, I agree with Josh Fershee's analysis of opting out of the fiduciary duty of loyalty in the LLC setting: At formation, then, those creating an LLC would be allowed to do whatever they... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 3

    Do shareholder care about say on pay disclosures or just results?

    Do shareholder care about say on pay disclosures or just results?
    Just results, it appears: This paper examines the impact of enhanced executive remuneration disclosure rules under UK regulations introduced in 2013 on the voting pattern of shareholders. Based on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 154

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 8

    Housing, Minority Communities, and Nuisance Law Abuse in NYC

    Housing, Minority Communities, and Nuisance Law Abuse in NYC
    (Photo Credit here) ProPublica recently came out with a story detailing how NYPD officials are using nuisance law to kick individuals out of their homes, largely based on groundless criminal claims that are ultimately dismissed in court. In…
  • Feb 7

    IP @ MG

    IP @ MG
    Playing the word association game with “Mardi Gras” might yield a variety of results such as carnival, party, parades, beads, King Cake, and a host of things that I probably can’t write on this blog. It might also conjure up...
  • Feb 4

    The Value of a Shoe, a Purse, and a Coconut

    The Value of a Shoe, a Purse, and a Coconut
    My law professor husband and I spent the better part of Thursday evening trying to get our daughter a shoe. It’s not that we don’t have shoes. We have every shoe a seven-year-old girl could want: school shoes, soccer shoes,...
Rank this Week: 367

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/
  • Jan 21

    Isaiah Berlin’s Liberalism

    Isaiah Berlin’s Liberalism
    Concise appraisal of Isaiah Berlin’s thought by Gerald F. Gaus: “Thus, it seems that to the extent Berlin is a pluralist [with regard to values], he is not a liberal; and to the extent he is a liberal, he is not a…
  • Jan 13

    Perverse reasoning on behalf of the Rule Egoist Principle as attributed to Hobbe

    Perverse reasoning on behalf of the Rule Egoist Principle as attributed to Hobbe
    In her well-crafted and devastating critique of Gregory Kavka’s ascription of the “Rule Egoist Principle” to Hobbes’s theory, S.A. Lloyd discusses what looks to be an “optative justification” for this…
  • Jan 2

    Capitalist Inequality: Here, There, and Everywhere

    Capitalist Inequality: Here, There, and Everywhere
    El Lissitzky, 5. Globetrotter (in der Zeit), From Victory Over the Sun (1923)From the Institute for Policy Studies— “Billionaire Bonanza: The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us” America’s 20 wealthiest people…
Rank this Week: 1714

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Victim Advocate Is Asked To Take Leave From Pontifical Commission on Protection of Minor

    Victim Advocate Is Asked To Take Leave From Pontifical Commission on Protection of Minor
    Crux reported Saturday that in the Vatican, British sexual abuse survivor Peter Saunders has been asked by other members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors to take a leave of absence from the Commission.  Saunders,…
  • Feb 8

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:John D. Moore, The First Amendment Case for Corporate Religious Rights, (16 Nev. L.J. 1 (2015)).Micah Schwartzman, Chad Flanders & Zoe Robinson, The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty, (Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory…
  • Feb 7

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Muhammad v. Virginia, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11153 (WD VA, Feb. 1, 2016), a Virginia federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing a Nation of Islam inmate's complaint that the common fare diet does not comply with his religious…
Rank this Week: 36

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/
  • Jan 26

    Worried About Trump: Nate Silver to the Rescue

    Worried About Trump: Nate Silver to the Rescue
    If you are worried about Trump, you will be happy to read a column by Nate Silver. He says, "Trump is not very popular with general election voters. On the contrary, he’s extremely unpopular with independents and would begin the general…
  • Jan 25

    A Blind Eye to Police Overreaching

    A Blind Eye to Police Overreaching
    Injustice permeates our criminal “justice” system. In theory, our system is not supposed to be an inquisitorial system, but the case law gives the lie to that claim on a daily basis. To be sure, some courts know how to “talk…
  • Jan 18

    Toward A Global Intellectual Response to Pope Francis’ Environmental Thought

    Toward A Global Intellectual Response to Pope Francis’ Environmental Thought
    Guest Post for Religious Left Law by Vincent Ialenti & Meridian 180 In September 2015, Cornell Law School’s virtual think-tank Meridian 180 brought together anthropologists, legal scholars, a literature scholar, a futurist, a…
Rank this Week: 420

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/
  • Feb 7

    Female Genital Cutting in Indonesia

    Female Genital Cutting in Indonesia
    New York Times (Feb. 5, 2016): Female Genital Cutting: Not Just "an African Problem," by Pam Belluck and Joe Cochrane: New documentation shows that female genital cutting is widespread in Indonesia, one of the most populous…
  • Feb 6

    Reproaction Launches to Advance Reproductive Justice

    Reproaction Launches to Advance Reproductive Justice
    Feministing (Jan. 25, 2016): The Feministing Five: Reproaction, by Suzanna Bobadilla: Erin Matson and Pamela Merritt have founded Reproaction a direct action group working "to engage people across the US to fight for reproductive…
  • Feb 5

    What the word's women pack in their maternity bag

    What the word's women pack in their maternity bag
    The Guardian (Jan. 29, 2016): What the world's women pack in their maternity bags - in pictures, Global Development: From plastic sheets, thermos flasks and torches to touchscreen tablets and massage oils, WaterAid has revealed, as part of…
Rank this Week: 204