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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: 4502

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/
  • Jun 21

    [Not] Supporting Arizona

    [Not] Supporting Arizona
    [by Rick Bales] As the headline in the post immediately below points out, 3/4 of U.S. law deans supported University of Arizona Law's bid to use the GRE as an alternative to the LSAT. That does not imply support for...
  • May 5

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

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

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

    Should LSAC and the ABA Demand Fealty to the LSAT (or any other test)?
    As reported by the National Law Journal, the Law School Admissions Council is contemplating expelling the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law from LSAC membership. This is in response to Arizona's decision to offer applicants the…
Rank this Week: 3118

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: 1587

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2643

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Feb 23

    Formative Assessment in Law School, Part II

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

    ABA Standard 314 – What is Formative Assessment?

    ABA Standard 314 – What is Formative Assessment?
    In August of 2014, after five years of study and drafting, the ABA added a new set of assessment requirements to the accreditation standards. Starting with the incoming class in the fall of 2016, ABA accredited law schools are required...
  • Feb 15

    David Carr and Disruption

    David Carr and Disruption
    I have spent a lot of time today reading the work of David Carr, the NYTimes journalist who died suddenly on Thursday night at the age of 58. He did drugs in his youth, and smoked. We learned late yesterday...
Rank this Week: 4571

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/
  • Jun 23

    Fear of the bar exam essay

    Fear of the bar exam essay
    With the law school terminal exam, the bar exam, about a month away, bar studiers are typically anxious and nervous for a variety of reasons. Some are overwhelmed by the limited amount of time remaining, others are fearful of not...
  • Jun 21

    The Art of Rebutting Negative Self-Talk

    The Art of Rebutting Negative Self-Talk
    Does that voice in your head ever cause you to feel anxious or defeated? Negative self-talk is something that many people have to combat. What do I mean by negative self-talk? It is when you think: "I have never been...
  • Jun 20

    Congratulations to Alex Ruskell

    Congratulations to Alex Ruskell
    Congratulations to Alex Ruskell who was a awarded a Top Ten Badge by the Texas State Bar's Texas Bar Today for his June 3rd posting Goldilocks and the Bar Exam.
Rank this Week: 956

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: 2039

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/
  • Jun 24

    Microsoft Proposes an Independent Body for Making Attribution Judgment

    Microsoft Proposes an Independent Body for Making Attribution Judgment
    Yesterday, Scott Charney, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Trustworthy Computing announced a new white paper about cybersecurity norms for nation-states and the global information and communications technology industry,…
  • Jun 24

    Toward Solutions to the Syrian Refugee Crisi

    Toward Solutions to the Syrian Refugee Crisi
    Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Markaz. The devastating humanitarian and security consequences of the war in Syria have prompted renewed debate about U.S. policies to address the Syrian refugee crisis. Last week, more…
  • Jun 24

    Today's Headlines and Commenary

    Today's Headlines and Commenary
    Britain rocked the Continent last night after voters decided last night that it was time for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The move, which dominated European and Western coverage of British politics since the campaign…
Rank this Week: 216

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: 311

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    ASLH Projects and Proposals Committee Invites Application

    ASLH Projects and Proposals Committee Invites Application
    [We have the following announcement.  Note especially the good news that a Hurst Summer Institute will be held in Summer 2017.]The Projects and Proposals Committee of the [American Society for Legal History] is now open for…
  • Jun 24

    Two by Lettow Lerner, on Americans' Magna Carta, Trial by Jury and Judical Comment on Evidence

    Two by Lettow Lerner, on Americans' Magna Carta, Trial by Jury and Judical Comment on Evidence
    Renee Lettow Lerner, George Washington University Law School, has posted two papers.  The first is The Troublesome Inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and Trial by Jury, in Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy, ed. Robert Hazell and…
  • Jun 24

    Ms. Peppercorn Considers: How To Fill a Dissertation Committee Vacancy

    Ms. Peppercorn Considers: How To Fill a Dissertation Committee Vacancy
    Our advice-columnist-in-residence, Ms.Peppercorn, is in constant demand! MOVE OVER, OPRAH!!Dear Ms. Peppercorn, Help! My dissertation committee has a vacancy and I have an academic etiquette question that's perfectly suited to your expertise.…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Jun 24

    Pissing Contest

    Pissing Contest
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied review to a Spirit Airline pilot who had failed a urine test taken after he had landed a plane in Fort Lauderdale. Swaters’s specimen was sent to...
  • Jun 23

    A Matter Of Intent

    A Matter Of Intent
    The District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended disbarment of a personal injury plaintiff's attorney for intentional misappropriation of funds due to third-party providers of chiropractic services. The attorney…
  • Jun 23

    No Malpractice In Model Representation

    No Malpractice In Model Representation
    The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department affirmed the dismissal of a legal malpractice claim against Boies Schiller. Plaintiff failed to establish that defendants breached their duty by representing her despite a…
Rank this Week: 255

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/
  • Jun 24

    University of Texas Affirmative Action Case: Summarie

    University of Texas Affirmative Action Case: Summarie
    As you probably know, the Supreme Court has upheld the part of the university’s admissions program that includes diversity as a factor. Here is National Public Radio’s summary. And here is a longer report from the Washington Post. (ljs)
  • Jun 24

    Proposal for New AALS Section: Leveraging Technology Section

    Proposal for New AALS Section: Leveraging Technology Section
    The AALS Clinical Section’s Technology Committee is gathering signatures to petition the AALS to establish this section. From Best Practices for Legal Education, here is a prospectus: The Leveraging Technology Section will provide space for…
  • Jun 23

    The Style of Legal Writing

    The Style of Legal Writing
    This past May, at Greenhorn Legal, Chelsea Wilson (Wash U.) offered guidance on legal writing—not the “rules,” but thinking about the audience, the tone, and concision. You can access the posting here. (ljs)
Rank this Week: 903

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/
  • Jun 24

    Muchmore on Uncertainty & Regulatory Design

    Muchmore on Uncertainty & Regulatory Design
    Adam I. Muchmore (Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law) has posted Uncertainty, Complexity, and Regulatory Design (Houston Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 5, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article develops an analytic framework…
  • Jun 24

    Corbin on Claims of Religious Burden

    Corbin on Claims of Religious Burden
    Caroline Mala Corbin (University of Miami School of Law) has posted Deference to Claims of Substantial Religious Burden (Illinois Law Review Online, p.10, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Does filing paperwork in order to obtain a…
  • Jun 24

    Sadurski on Transitional Constitutionalism & the Rule of Law

    Sadurski on Transitional Constitutionalism & the Rule of Law
    Wojciech Sadurski (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) has posted Transitional Constitutionalism Versus the Rule of Law? (Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, Forthcoming, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article considers some of…
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • Jun 23

    Save the Date: 2017 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference in Washington D.C.

    Save the Date: 2017 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference in Washington D.C.
    The next Applied Legal Storytelling Conference will be held at American University Washington College of Law from July 11-13, 2017. Hat tip to LWI President Linda Berger. (mew)
  • Jun 21

    New Product for Drafting Prof

    New Product for Drafting Prof
    After a very successful conference at Emory's Center for Transactional Law & Skills (thanks, Sue Payne and Committee!), it seems everyone has contract drafting on the brain. Here's an interesting new product that may have some potential…
  • Jun 17

    Colombia Beats Canada in Final Round of WTO Moot Court Competition

    Colombia Beats Canada in Final Round of WTO Moot Court Competition
    Law students from around the world gathered in Geneva from 7 to 11 June for the final oral round of a competition involving simulated World Trade Organization panel proceedings organized by the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA),…
Rank this Week: 1401

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: 917

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • May 12

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic

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

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

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS
    The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This works-in-progress program will…
  • Apr 18

    CFP: 2016 SALT Teaching Conference this Fall in Chicago!

    CFP: 2016 SALT Teaching Conference this Fall in Chicago!
    Dear colleagues: Below, please see the call for panels and papers for the 2016 Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Teaching Conference! The CFP is also available online here. Proposals are due by June 15, 2016. We look forward to...
Rank this Week: 3123

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: 517

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing

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

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing

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

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner
    For the past four years, Darren Wheelock and I have collaborated with Charles Franklin and the Marquette Law School Poll on a series of surveys of public attitudes toward sentencing and corrections policy in Wisconsin.  Our 2015 results,…
Rank this Week: 1628

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/
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
  • Jun 14

    Will they ever learn?

    Will they ever learn?
    That was the question a friend asked. Apparently, someone decided Microsoft's proposed acquisition of LinkedIn was just too good to miss and purchased a boatload of call options just before the deal was announced. How much is a…
Rank this Week: 226

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: 1258

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/
  • Jun 16

    MDL Leadership

    MDL Leadership
    On Bloomberg BNA Perry Cooper has an important article on MDL leadership fights entitled "MDLs Led By the Usual Suspects, and Not Everyone is Happy." Our own Prof. Burch's work is featured. Cooper writes "Burch, a professor at…
  • Jun 16

    Coleman on Procedure for the 1%

    Coleman on Procedure for the 1%
    Brooke Coleman (Seattle) has posted "One Percent Procedure" on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this election year, political rhetoric about the one percent is already pervasive, as those with the greatest concentrated wealth prosper…
  • May 29

    John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky on the Myths of MacPherson

    John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky on the Myths of MacPherson
    Professors John C.P. Goldberg (Harvard Law) and Benjamin Zipursky (Fordham Law) have posted to SSRN their forthcoming article, The Myths of MacPherson, 9 J. Tort L. (forthcoming 2016). Here is the abstract: For a symposium marking the…
Rank this Week: 1488

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/
  • Jun 24

    How Unsweet a Tax

    How Unsweet a Tax
    So Philadelphia now has a so-called “soda tax, though legal challenges could postpone or eradicate the enactment. And, as I pointed out in Bait-and-Switch “Sugary Beverage Tax” Tactics, the tax applies to products other…
  • Jun 22

    Wheeling and Dealing the Wheel Tax

    Wheeling and Dealing the Wheel Tax
    As the nation’s infrastructure, particularly roads, bridges, and tunnels, continues to deteriorate thanks to tax hate, states and localities are trying all sorts of approaches to finding revenue to fulfill their obligations to protect…
  • Jun 20

    Geography, Community Values, and Tax Compliance

    Geography, Community Values, and Tax Compliance
    A recent New York Times article focusing on tax compliance by small businesses shared information from a several-years-old IRS Taxpayer Advocate report that I had not noticed when it was published. The report, Factors Influencing Voluntary…
Rank this Week: 1246

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 294

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 534

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 2227

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: 1033

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4186

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: 672

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
Rank this Week: 3277

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/
  • Jun 17

    "Law in the Future"

    "Law in the Future"
    Recently Published on SSRN: "Law in the Future" BENJAMIN ALARIE, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ANTHONY NIBLETT, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ALBERT YOON, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law The set of tasks and...
  • Jun 17

    "A Neuro-Legal Lingua Franca: Bridging Law and Neuroscience on the Issue of Self-Control"

    "A Neuro-Legal Lingua Franca: Bridging Law and Neuroscience on the Issue of Self-Control"
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in Mental Health Law & Policy Journal): "A Neuro-Legal Lingua Franca: Bridging Law and Neuroscience on the Issue of Self-Control" JOSHUA W. BUCKHOLTZ, Harvard University VALERIE F. REYNA,…
  • Jun 16

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Why it's Wrong to Call Addiction a Disease, The Guardian In The Popular Press: The End of Reflection, The New York Times Don’t Worry, Self-Driving Cars Are Likely to be Better at Ethics than We...
Rank this Week: 374

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/
  • Jun 21

    Part 2: Dissents--The (very early) DiFiore Court [with graphs!]

    Part 2: Dissents--The (very early) DiFiore Court [with graphs!]
    The Court of Appeals has a back and forth recent history on dissents. Chief Judge Judith Kaye said she was not a big fan. Her successor, Jonathan Lippman welcomed them. Kaye sought to avoid fractured decisions and unpleasant divisions by…
  • Jun 20

    The (very early) DiFiore Court--Part 1: Voting Patterns [with graphs!]

    The (very early) DiFiore Court--Part 1: Voting Patterns [with graphs!]
    Janet DiFiore assumed the center seat of New York's highest court this past February. Since that time, she has presided over 4 monthly sessions of appeals, and the Court has already rendered decisions for 3 of those dockets. In replacing…
  • May 21

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)
    As discussed in Part 1, the Catholic Diocese of Albany, together with other religious organizations, has filed suit challenging a New York State regulation that mandates abortion coverage in employee health insurance policies. These…
Rank this Week: 4950

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/
  • Jun 23

    For Purpose Law Group: Origins of Ban on Political Electioneering for 501(c)(3) Organization

    For Purpose Law Group: Origins of Ban on Political Electioneering for 501(c)(3) Organization
    With the election season coming up (errr, well underway), the ban on 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations supporting or opposing a candidate for political office will no doubt be cited, critiqued, and misunderstood by countless pundits and…
  • Jun 20

    State Attorneys General Urge Caution When Donating in Response to Orlando Massacre

    State Attorneys General Urge Caution When Donating in Response to Orlando Massacre
    Anticipating an uptick in charitable giving, some state Attorneys General (e.g., Indiana and Ohio) urge caution before donating to charity, and supply the following tips: Evaluate charities using information from AG offices, IRS filings, and…
  • Jun 17

    IRS Releases Searchable Form 990 Data

    IRS Releases Searchable Form 990 Data
    The IRS has released over one million Form 990 series returns spanning a six year time period in machine-readable format, using Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the host site for this data. From the AWS website: Machine-readable data from…
Rank this Week: 1402

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jun 24

    Oh Britain, Where Art Thou? (The View from the EU’s Eastern Neighbors)

    Oh Britain, Where Art Thou? (The View from the EU’s Eastern Neighbors)
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen As the news of the Brexit vote sinks in, commentators are considering the various longer-term effects. I want to highlight the how this may look to the EU’s neighbors to the east, especially countries…
  • Jun 23

    My Response to a Recent Attack on SOAS in The Spectator

    My Response to a Recent Attack on SOAS in The Spectator
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, Adrian Hilton — a self-described “conservative academic, theologian, author and educationalist” — published a vicious hit-piece in The Spectator about SOAS. It’s…
  • Jun 22

    Syria Dissent

    Syria Dissent
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein There’s an interesting, if I suspect academic, discussion over at Just Security at the moment about whether the recent proposal by 51 State Department diplomats to use military force against…
Rank this Week: 207

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…
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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: 3999

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: 317

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
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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/
  • Jun 24

    Overview of ABF Research (Part II): Diversity & Inclusion and Access to Justice

    Overview of ABF Research (Part II): Diversity & Inclusion and Access to Justice
    My apologies for the long gap between posts about ABF research. I’m clearly not as prolific as other guest bloggers. In fact, I don’t think I can read as fast as David Fontana can blog. Well done, David! Let me see if I can pick up the…
  • Jun 24

    Annual Law and Religion Roundtable

    Annual Law and Religion Roundtable
    With Nelson Tebbe and co-blogger Rick Garnett, I have been an organizer of something called the Annual Law and Religion Roundtable ("ALRR" for short) for the past seven or so years. (Accuracy rather than modesty compels me to say…
  • Jun 23

    Whole Women's Health

    Whole Women's Health
    Three cases remain to be decided this term--Whole Woman's Health, McDonnell v. US, and Voisine v. US. Of these, only WWH seemed even remotely likely to be a 4-4 affirmance. The Court issued two 4-4 affirmances on Thursday, in DAPA and Dollar…
Rank this Week: 31

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: 2126

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 24

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting
    Peter Clapman (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) and Robert Koppes (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) have an interesting op-ed in today's WSJ. It starts as a victory lap for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jun 24

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later
    Interesting WLF paper on the impact of Omnicare on securities fraud class action. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jun 23

    Shareholder activists want to usurp board rights to set corporate strategy

    Shareholder activists want to usurp board rights to set corporate strategy
    Bloomberg reports that: Scott Zdrazil, who directs strategy and corporate engagement at the Office of the New York City Comptroller, said ... “we want to talk about the board,” Zdrazil said. “We want... [[ This is a content…
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 24

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?
    I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on how property law and the law governing debt recomposition interact—specifically in the context of the Puerto Rican debt crisis. Two major concepts that keep coming up in my research are the...
  • Jun 19

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability
    David Reiss (Brooklyn) has posted Ensuring that Homeownership is Sustainable (Westlaw Journal of Bank and Lender Liability) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This short article argues that the Federal Housing Administration has suffered as a…
  • Jun 19

    Kinsler on Native American Spouses and Disinheritance

    Kinsler on Native American Spouses and Disinheritance
    Jeffrey Kinsler (Belmont) has posted Native American Restricted Allotments: A Surviving Spouse's Elective Share Rights (Ohio Northern University Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Nearly all states have laws that prohibit decedents…
Rank this Week: 397

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/
  • Jun 24

    Winston Churchill on European Integration

    Winston Churchill on European Integration
    The following is the final paragraph of a speech by Churchill at Zurich University on September 19, 1946:“I must now sum up the propositions which are before you. Our constant aim must be to build…
  • Jun 24

    Winston Churchill on European Integration

    Winston Churchill on European Integration
    The following is the final paragraph of a speech by Churchill at Zurich University on September 19, 1946:“I must now sum up the propositions which are before you. Our constant aim must be to build and fortify the strength of [the United…
  • Jun 22

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace
    From a blog post by Vinay Lal with his characteristically thoughtful and informed reflections upon visiting the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, India:“He may be the ‘Father of the Nation,’ but it is more than his reputation, lately…
Rank this Week: 2063

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • Jun 24

    Winston S. Churchill on European Integration

    Winston S. Churchill on European Integration
    The following is the final paragraph of a speech by Churchill at Zurich University on September 19, 1946: “I must now sum up the propositions which are before you. Our constant aim must be to build and fortify the strength of [the…
  • Jun 24

    Breath Tests, Blood Tests, and the Fourth Amendment

    Breath Tests, Blood Tests, and the Fourth Amendment
    Lost in the Supreme Court shuffle yesterday was the Court’s drunk driving decision (Birchfield v. South Dakota) on breath and blood tests and the Fourth Amendment. The Court ruled that breath tests whether at the scene or at the station…
  • Jun 22

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace
    From a blog post by Vinay Lal with his characteristically thoughtful and informed reflections upon visiting the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, India: “He may be the ‘Father of the Nation,’ but it is more than his reputation,…
Rank this Week: 1200