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Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2618

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: 4836

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/
  • Aug 16

    Law School Is Not For You

    Law School Is Not For You
    First, I would like to acknowledge the entry by my colleague OJ Salinas titled “Focusing When You’re Frustrated and, Potentially, Frightened: Some ASP Thoughts Following Charlottesville.” He expresses a part of my inability to be…
  • Aug 15

    ASPers Should Consider the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference

    ASPers Should Consider the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference
    I went to the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference for the first time. SEALS is different than most (all?) other conferences that I have attended as an academic support professor. Although the conference is not…
  • Aug 14

    Focusing When You’re Frustrated and, Potentially, Frightened: Some ASP Thoughts Following Charlottesville

    Focusing When You’re Frustrated and, Potentially, Frightened: Some ASP Thoughts Following Charlottesville
    Like many individuals throughout the country, I was saddened to see and hear what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. I am not sure I have the words to describe my thoughts and feelings related to this weekend. Or, maybe, I do....
Rank this Week: 4734

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: 4530

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/
  • Aug 16

    The Laws of Mathematics and the Laws of Nations: The Encryption Debate Revisited

    The Laws of Mathematics and the Laws of Nations: The Encryption Debate Revisited
    Australia is weighing in on the encryption debate regarding exceptional access by law enforcement. As George Brandis, the Australian Attorney-General, described last month, the Prime Minister’s office advocates requiring “internet…
  • Aug 16

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    A Ukrainian hacker is cooperating with the FBI after authorities discovered that Russia-linked entities used a program he created to hack into the DNC’s networks prior to the 2016 election, reports The New York Times. The man,…
  • Aug 16

    Phones Move – and So Should the Law

    Phones Move – and So Should the Law
    I'd like to call your attention to an amicus brief filed in the Supreme Court on Monday. Should the government be required to obtain a search warrant in order to acquire location information tracked by service providers? The amicus brief,…
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Aug 9

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018
    On behalf of the Executive Committee for the Section on Professional Responsibility, I write to share with you a fabulous day of events planned for the AALS Annual Meeting in sunny San Diego on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Please plan...
  • Jul 27

    New Co-Authored Article: Attorneys' Career Dissatisfaction in the New Normal

    New Co-Authored Article: Attorneys' Career Dissatisfaction in the New Normal
    As readers are aware, there has been a great deal of speculation concerning legal careers in the post-recession period. To fill a gap in the empirical literature, Gabriele Plickert (Sociology-Cal Poly Pomona) and I have been working on a…
  • Jul 23

    Stealing Is Stealing, Even in the Name of Art

    Stealing Is Stealing, Even in the Name of Art
    [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] It is almost impossible to imagine, but an Israeli art student made six trips to Auschwitz for the purpose of stealing artifacts, which she then fashioned into an exhibit at one of Israel's leading…
Rank this Week: 119

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 16

    McElwain on the Anomalous Life of the Japanese Constitution

    McElwain on the Anomalous Life of the Japanese Constitution
    Kenneth Mori McElwain, an associate professor at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Social Science, has published a substantial piece of comparative constitutional history on nippon.com, The Anomalous Life of the Japanese…
  • Aug 16

    Bond on an Austrian Interned in Australia in WW1

    Bond on an Austrian Interned in Australia in WW1
    Catherine Bond, University of New South Wales, has posted 'Through the Dreadful Circumstances of Fate, a Broken Man’: Anton Reznicek, War and Australian Law, 1911-1930, which is to appear in Legal History 17 (2017): 46: This article…
  • Aug 15

    War, Law and Restraint: The SHAFR Panel

    War, Law and Restraint: The SHAFR Panel
    War, Law, and Restraint, that panel organized by LHB Founder and SHAFR President Mary Dudziak at this summer’s annual meeting of the at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations is now available on C-SPAN’s…
Rank this Week: 26

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/
  • Aug 16

    It Happened In Paw Paw

    It Happened In Paw Paw
    Three lawyers have received identical sanction by Michigan for "discourtesy" as agreed by identical language The stipulation contains respondent's admissions to the allegations that he committed professional misconduct by engaging…
  • Aug 16

    "Graphic Language And Descriptions Of Sexual Activity"

    "Graphic Language And Descriptions Of Sexual Activity"
    The Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered reciprocal discipline based on this Colorado mater. Saxon, a married attorney, hired an escort and then began a romantic relationship with her. Later, he physically assaulted and repeatedly emotionally…
  • Aug 16

    Disqualified Ghostwriter Suspended

    Disqualified Ghostwriter Suspended
    A Tennessee attorney has been suspended for two years in a matter where he had been earlier supended for ghostwriting pleadings in a matter where he was disqualified. The Tennessee Supreme Court had suspended him in 2015 for a…
Rank this Week: 108

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/
  • Aug 16

    E.B. White’s Maine Farm for Sale

    E.B. White’s Maine Farm for Sale
    For fans of E.B. White: The current owners of his 40-plus acre salt water farm are offering it for sale. Asking price: $3.7 million. This article has lots of photos where you will see where White worked. You also will...
  • Aug 15

    Kudos to Colorado Senator Cory Gardner from his former LRW prof

    Kudos to Colorado Senator Cory Gardner from his former LRW prof
    I started my teaching career as a LRW prof at the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder more than 20 years ago (after leaving the practice of law in Boston in part to get away from the depressingly...
  • Aug 15

    Charlotte Law is Closing Immediately

    Charlotte Law is Closing Immediately
    According to its alumni association. From WSOCTV: The Charlotte School of Law is closing effective immediately, according to an email the alumni association sent out to former students. An email obtained by Channel 9 from Lee Robertson, the…
Rank this Week: 679

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/
  • Aug 16

    Infranca on Religious Liberty & Property

    Infranca on Religious Liberty & Property
    John Infranca (Suffolk University Law School; Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy) has posted (Communal) Life, (Religious) Liberty, and Property (Michigan State Law Review, Forthcoming 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Property…
  • Aug 16

    Aroney on Jurisdictional Pluralism & Religious Authority in Public Space

    Aroney on Jurisdictional Pluralism & Religious Authority in Public Space
    Nicholas Aroney (University of Queensland - TC Beirne School of Law) has posted Religious Authority in Public Spaces: The Challenge of Jurisdictional Pluralism on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The new significance of religion in Australian…
  • Aug 16

    Kochan on the "Takings" Clause & Framing by Labeling

    Kochan on the "Takings" Clause & Framing by Labeling
    Donald J. Kochan (Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law) has posted The [Takings] Keepings Clause: An Analysis of Framing Effects from Labeling Constitutional Rights on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Did you know that the…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Aug 11

    Sign Up for an ALWD Committee by August 15, 2017

    Sign Up for an ALWD Committee by August 15, 2017
    If you're a member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), you have a chance to participate in one of the organization's committees during the coming academic year. There are many committees to choose from on the 2017-18…
  • Aug 8

    Linda Berger Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Scholarship

    Linda Berger Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Scholarship
    The Association of Legal Writing Directors ("ALWD") has established the Linda Berger Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Scholarship. The award is named for the initial recipient, Linda Berger. Linda Berger is…
  • Aug 8

    Central States Area Legal Writing Conference

    Central States Area Legal Writing Conference
    The Central States Regional Writing Conference will be held on Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16, at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. There are 45 individual and panel presentations…
Rank this Week: 557

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: 731

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: 3340

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: 239

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/
  • Aug 14

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection
    The colonial Americans famously had their “scarlet letter” punishments, which marked and shamed the criminal. Today, the stigma of a conviction may be less vividly displayed, but it is no less real. Two interesting new…
  • Jun 27

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    As part of its end-of-term flurry, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three notable decisions in the past week on the criminal defendant’s right to effective assistance of counsel. The results were a mixed bag. First, the step forward:…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert
    Three decades ago, in Ake v. Oklahoma, the Supreme Court held that indigent criminal defendants have a constitutional right of access to a psychiatric expert in some cases. More specifically, the Court stated, “[W]hen a defendant…
Rank this Week: 1474

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 123

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
  • May 3

    There Are No Poor People in the Rust Belt

    There Are No Poor People in the Rust Belt
    What? In recent days, I’ve come across not one but two online features that celebrate contemporary Pittsburgh for its economic and cultural sexiness. Largely because of the regional tech economy, the millennials and GenXers who dominate…
  • May 1

    The Future of Law Teaching

    The Future of Law Teaching
    The faculty of the St. Louis University School of Law invited me to deliver the 2017 Vincent C. Immel Lecture on Teaching Law on April 20, 2017. The lecture was and is not designed for journal publication, but I thought that some (including…
  • Apr 4

    What I Didn’t Know About Pittsburgh, #1

    What I Didn’t Know About Pittsburgh, #1
    Carrie Furnace and the Oakmont Country Club.  George Westinghouse and the Pittsburgh Opera. These things go in pairs – Pittsburgh’s industrial history and its contemporary arts and cultural resources.  Having written…
Rank this Week: 2544

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/
  • Aug 16

    What duties do lead counsel owe plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation?

    What duties do lead counsel owe plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation?
    There is a persistent question in multidistrict proceedings: what duties do lead lawyers owe to individual plaintiffs who have no direct attorney-client relationship with them? That's the question at the heart of a recent opinion by Judge…
  • Aug 7

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial
    Bellwether trials are a mass tort phenomenon that is often reported in the media, but too often journalists put more emphasis on an individual trial or even a small set of trials than is warranted. This post tries to explain...
  • Aug 6

    James Henderson on the Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Tort

    James Henderson on the Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Tort
    Professor James Henderson (Cornell Law) has posted to SSRN his article, The Impropriety of Punitive Damages in Mass Torts, 52 Ga. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: Punitive damages have been around for centuries in classic…
Rank this Week: 628

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/
  • Aug 16

    Taxing a Tax

    Taxing a Tax
    Cook County, Illinois, enacted a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. The county also imposes a sales tax, which together with the state sales tax, amounts to 9 percent. According to this report, among others, Yvan Wojtecki has started…
  • Aug 14

    Taxes, Passwords, and the Consumption of Hour

    Taxes, Passwords, and the Consumption of Hour
    I’ve been using computers, in one way or another, since 1972. I have owned a personal computer of one sort or another since 1983. I have been “on the internet” since the early 1990s. I started browsing with Mosaic and Cello.…
  • Aug 11

    What Can I Buy At a Tax Sale?

    What Can I Buy At a Tax Sale?
    Most adults have probably seen or heard the phrase “tax sale,” and some probably have an idea of what that means. Others surely know what it means. Simply put, when a taxpayer has failed to pay real property taxes assessed on a…
Rank this Week: 2539

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 16

    Michigan Radio Station Gives Up FCC License

    Michigan Radio Station Gives Up FCC License
    Lake Isabella/Mount Pleasant, Michigan, radio station WRAX-FM has surrendered its license to operate to the FCC, before the agency held a scheduled hearing on whether the station's license should be renewed. The FCC scheduled that hearing on…
  • Aug 16

    Levy on The Virtues of Unvirtuous Space

    Levy on The Virtues of Unvirtuous Space
    Alexandra Frell Levy, Notre Dame Law School, has published The Virtues of Unvirtuous Spaces at 50 Wake Forest Law Review 403 (2017). Here is the abstract. Websites that facilitate sexual commerce have, in recent years, become pet enemies of…
  • Aug 15

    Katsirea on Search Engines and Press Archvies Between Memory and Oblivion @sheffielduni

    Katsirea on Search Engines and Press Archvies Between Memory and Oblivion @sheffielduni
    Irini Katsirea, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield, is publishing Search Engines and Press Archives between Memory and Oblivion in the European Law Review. Here is the abstract. Search engines’ comprehensive digital…
Rank this Week: 95

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: 894

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 627

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: 998

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 2062

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/
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 882

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: 3386

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/
Rank this Week: 333

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/
  • Aug 2

    Gorsuch, Part 6: The Now-Justice Like the Then-Judge

    Gorsuch, Part 6: The Now-Justice Like the Then-Judge
    We've seen how Neil Gorsuch's record as an appeals court judge was ultra-conservative. Reviewing those cases where he stuck his neck out to disagree publicly with his colleagues by writing a dissenting opinion--presumably because he felt…
  • Jul 16

    Gorsuch, Part 5: Criminal Cases--His Past IS Prologue

    Gorsuch, Part 5: Criminal Cases--His Past IS Prologue
    In the last post, we began to look at now-Justice Neil Gorsuch's record as a federal appeals judge. [See Part 4.] We looked at his dissenting opinions--those very revealing writings--during his time on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which…
  • Jul 14

    Gorsuch, Part 4: His (Backward and Extreme) Past IS Prologue

    Gorsuch, Part 4: His (Backward and Extreme) Past IS Prologue
    Then-Judge Gorsuch compiled a distinctive record on the federal appeals court. Now-Justice Gorsuch has already begun to build another distinctive record at the Supreme Court. They are very much the same. Let's look at them…
Rank this Week: 4847

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/
  • Aug 16

    The Achilles Heel of Charitable Contribution Deductions - Paperwork

    The Achilles Heel of Charitable Contribution Deductions - Paperwork
    Over the summer, the United States Tax Court in RERI Holdings I, LLC v. Commissioner upheld the disallowance of a $33 million charitable contribution deduction because of the failure of RERI Holdings I, LLC to state on its required Form...
  • Aug 16

    Conservation Easements: Today's Biggest Charitable Contribution Deduction Loophole?

    Conservation Easements: Today's Biggest Charitable Contribution Deduction Loophole?
    How large is the potential for hard-to-detect and even harder-to-counter abuse when it comes to the federal income tax deduction for "qualified conservation contributions" under Internal Revenue Code section 170(h)? As Peter J.…
  • Aug 9

    Gaudeul & Kaczmarek on Charitable Giving

    Gaudeul & Kaczmarek on Charitable Giving
    Alexia Gaudeul and Magdalena Claudia Kaczmarek have posted Does Nudging Intentions Translate into Action? Why Nudging Pledges to Charities Does Not Result in Increased Donations on SSRN with the following abstract: Recent evidence suggests…
Rank this Week: 1172

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 6

    Events and Announcements: August 6, 2017

    Events and Announcements: August 6, 2017
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Call for Papers: The Irish Yearbook of International Law is now accepting submissions for the next Volume (Volume XIII (2018)). Edited by Professor Siobhán Mullaly (incoming at NUI Galway)…
  • Jul 26

    Open Consultation on UN GGE Recommendations on Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace

    Open Consultation on UN GGE Recommendations on Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Leiden University’s The Hague Program for Cyber Norms is inviting an open consultation on how to best implement the UN Group of Governmental Experts’ (UN GGE) recommendations on responsible…
  • Jul 26

    Political Pressure Succeeds! (Update on My Student)

    Political Pressure Succeeds! (Update on My Student)
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I have happy news to report: after a groundswell of support, my student Tamara Tamimi has been granted a visa to attend her SOAS graduation. Apparently her Facebook post garnered more than 700…
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Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Aug 16

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up
    Final session…  I posed the last question set out in our programme: where to from here?  One participant answered it in an interestingly oblique way.  What about the model of the encounter, he said – is it all…
  • Aug 16

    Vivien Holmes, Pamela Taylor-Barnett: The power of narrative – immersive video/audio work with student

    Vivien Holmes, Pamela Taylor-Barnett: The power of narrative – immersive video/audio work with student
    Vivien and Pamela presented on the work they’re doing on using video clips to enhance the approaches taken by Mary Gentile in her educational design work and in her fine book, Giving Voice to Values.  The video excerpts, produced…
  • Aug 16

    Moira Murray: Student evaluation of the use of SCs at ANU College of Law

    Moira Murray: Student evaluation of the use of SCs at ANU College of Law
    Moira described how the 2012 pilot project was designed in the ANU College of Law.  I trained the SCs for ANU CoL back then, the pilot was held, and there was consolidated and refresher training, too, of SCs.  Each student of 104…
Rank this Week: 1889

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
  • Aug 16

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up

    Simulated Client workshop: Plenary wrap-up
    Final session…  I posed the last question set out in our programme: where to from here?  One participant answered it in an interestingly oblique way.  What about the model of the encounter, he said – is it all…
  • Aug 16

    Vivien Holmes, Pamela Taylor-Barnett: The power of narrative – immersive video/audio work with student

    Vivien Holmes, Pamela Taylor-Barnett: The power of narrative – immersive video/audio work with student
    Vivien and Pamela presented on the work they’re doing on using video clips to enhance the approaches taken by Mary Gentile in her educational design work and in her fine book, Giving Voice to Values.  The video excerpts, produced…
  • Aug 16

    Moira Murray: Student evaluation of the use of SCs at ANU College of Law

    Moira Murray: Student evaluation of the use of SCs at ANU College of Law
    Moira described how the 2012 pilot project was designed in the ANU College of Law.  I trained the SCs for ANU CoL back then, the pilot was held, and there was consolidated and refresher training, too, of SCs.  Each student of 104…
Rank this Week: 2222

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: 4018

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: 170

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: 558

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/
  • Aug 15

    Finalizing the U.S./Mexico Water Sharing Agreement

    Finalizing the U.S./Mexico Water Sharing Agreement
    A summary of a tentative agreement on shortage sharing in the Colorado River basin was recently released by the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) - the bilateral international commission that implements the 1944 Rivers Treaty…
  • Aug 15

    Random thoughts for the day

    Random thoughts for the day
    Two items for the morning, not particularly related. 1) President Trump is "seriously considering" pardoning Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt for repeatedly ignoring injunctions against his…
  • Aug 13

    Article Submissions: W&L Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice

    Article Submissions: W&L Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice
    The Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice (JCRSJ) is conducting a direct article review for submissions to our Fall 2017 Book, Volume 23, Issue 1. Any article submitted to the journal by Sunday, August 27 at 10:00 p.m.…
Rank this Week: 56

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: 2685

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 14

    Add NYU to the list of law review articles with incredible chutzpah

    Add NYU to the list of law review articles with incredible chutzpah
    Back in 2011 I got a request from the Chicago Law Review to join a group of academics that would referee articles for them, which pissed me off: We are inviting a select group of academics to comment... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Aug 13

    Being precise about the two kinds of reverse veil piercing

    Being precise about the two kinds of reverse veil piercing
    I thought I was done mining Keith Paul Bishop's post on Curci Investments, LLC v. Baldwin, Cal. Ct. App. Case No. G052764 (Aug. 10, 2017), but one more minor point needs to be made. Keith writes: As... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 13

    California court completely bollixes up business law nomenclature

    California court completely bollixes up business law nomenclature
    We've been mining Keith Paul Bishop's report on the Curci Investments, LLC v. Baldwin, Cal. Ct. App. Case No. G052764 (Aug. 10, 2017), decision. lastly, we note his complaint that: ... under the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 9

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue
    The international peer-reviewed journal Planning Theory has put out a CFP for a special issue the journal is producing to "critically survey the current state of the concept of ideology as it relates to planning theory, policy and…
  • Aug 8

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)
    (Photo Credit: Nicole Boliaux, SFC) The San Francisco Chronicle published a fascinating story yesterday about a group of Bay Area homeowners getting a big surprise when the city, in a tax foreclosure, sold their street! Here's some excerpts…
  • Aug 8

    Iglesias on Teaching Property

    Iglesias on Teaching Property
    It's that time of year: time to dust off the old textbooks and get back in the classroom! Hope everyone enjoyed their summer break. We certainly did here at #PropertyLawProfBlog! Apropos for this time of year, Tim Iglesias (San Francisco)...
Rank this Week: 272

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/
  • Jul 26

    Human Rights and Group (or ‘collective’) Rights: Co-Existence & Complementarity

    Human Rights and Group (or ‘collective’) Rights: Co-Existence & Complementarity
    One of my favorite public intellectuals (writer, lecturer …) on the Left, whose worldview I would characterize, broadly, as exemplifying “spiritual humanism,” recently wrote in response to a comment at his blog, that…
  • Jul 24

    Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence — A Select Bibliography

    Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence — A Select Bibliography
    My latest bibliography has a long title but is comparatively short: “Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence.” It is “framed”  with two murals by Diego Rivera and…
  • Jul 20

    Frantz Fanon — A Basic Reading Guide

    Frantz Fanon — A Basic Reading Guide
    “Frantz Fanon mural, in the morning,” by Bruce Clarke“Frantz Omar Fanon (20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961) was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works are…
Rank this Week: 1303

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 16

    Roy Moore Moves To Run-Off Against Luther Strange In Alabama U.S. Senate Primary

    Roy Moore Moves To Run-Off Against Luther Strange In Alabama U.S. Senate Primary
    As reported by AP and the New York Times, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore came in first, capturing 38.9% of the vote, in yesterday's Alabama Republican primary for U.S. Senate. He will face incumbent Luther Strange,…
  • Aug 16

    Court Dismisses Claim That Solar Project Infringes Sacred Indian Mound

    Court Dismisses Claim That Solar Project Infringes Sacred Indian Mound
    The Springfield Republican reports that on Friday a Massachusetts federal district court dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop development of a 6-acre solar farm in Shutesbury, Massachusetts. Plaintiffs contended that the property contained…
  • Aug 16

    State Department Releases 2016 International Religious Freedom Report

    State Department Releases 2016 International Religious Freedom Report
    Yesterday the State Department released its 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report (full text). In remarks on the Report, Secretary of Sate Tillerson highlighted concerns about religious liberty in Iran, Saudi Arabia,…
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Jul 31

    Religion and the Democrat

    Religion and the Democrat
    The Republican Party purports to be the party of religion, and it has secured the lion’s share of the religious vote in Presidential elections. Indeed, Trump received 56% of the weekly churchgoing vote; Clinton received only 40%. But…
  • Jul 26

    Human Rights and Group Rights: Co-Existence & Complementarity

    Human Rights and Group Rights: Co-Existence & Complementarity
    One of my favorite public intellectuals (writer, lecturer …) on the Left, whose worldview I would characterize, broadly, as exemplifying “spiritual humanism,” recently wrote in response to a comment at his blog, that…
  • Jul 24

    Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence — A Select Bibliography

    Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence — A Select Bibliography
    Mexican artist Saner painted this at Beebe’s 2 Supermercado at 1421 Springwells St., Detroit (Photograph by Southwest Detroit resident and community leader Erik Howard) My latest bibliography, “Detroit: Labor &…
Rank this Week: 536

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/
  • Aug 4

    Study Finds States With More Abortion Restrictions Score Worse On Women's Health

    Study Finds States With More Abortion Restrictions Score Worse On Women's Health
    WBUR 90.9 (Aug. 1, 2017): States With More Abortion Restrictions Score Worse On Women's Health, Study Finds, by Eojin Choi A newly released report by Ibis Reproductive Health and the Center for Reproductive Rights found that the the…
  • Aug 3

    Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas from Enforcing Four Abortion Restriction

    Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas from Enforcing Four Abortion Restriction
    Winston-Salem Journal/Associated Press (Jul. 30, 2017): Judge blocks Arkansas from enforcing four abortion restrictions, by Andrew DeMillo A federal judge in Arkansas blocked four new abortion restrictions from taking effect, including a ban…
  • Aug 2

    Abortion rights groups sue Texas over procedure ban

    Abortion rights groups sue Texas over procedure ban
    The Texas Tribune (July 20, 2017): Abortion rights groups sue Texas over procedure ban, by Marissa Evans The Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood announced last week their decision to sue the state of Texas for a provision…
Rank this Week: 116

Research Freedom

Research Freedom

Covers developments in free legal research. By Professor Jason Potter.

http://researchfreedom.com/
  • Jun 21

    Five Legal Research Tips for Law Students in Summer Job

    Five Legal Research Tips for Law Students in Summer Job
    If you’re a law student, you may be tearing your hair out on a legal research task in your summer job at this very moment. Below is a list of five tips pertaining to legal research to help you through it. This post is geared…
  • Aug 15

    Comprehensive Free Legal Research Tutorial

    Comprehensive Free Legal Research Tutorial
    Below is a comprehensive tutorial on a range of free legal research tools, presented by folks at The John Marshall Law School. While some of the tools discussed relate to Illinois law specifically, you can find excellent information about the…
  • Aug 14

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext
    There’s a new free legal research tool in town: Casetext. Currently in the beta stage, Casetext allows users to search a directory of “over one million federal and Delaware cases” using keywords or retrieve a case by…
Rank this Week: 4416

Santa Clara Law Blogs

Santa Clara Law Blogs

Includes student, announcement and faculty blogs.

http://law.scu.edu/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Alex Rodriguez: Is The Most Hated Man in Baseball Devoid of Ethics?

    Alex Rodriguez: Is The Most Hated Man in Baseball Devoid of Ethics?
    Has beleaguered New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez finally run out of people and groups to alienate? According to Rodriguez, he’s been mistreated by Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees and the Major League Baseball Players…
  • Feb 4

    NCIP Attorney Featured in Story Questioning Shaken Baby Conviction

    NCIP Attorney Featured in Story Questioning Shaken Baby Conviction
    NCIP attorney Paige Kaneb was featured in a KPIX story about the questions being raised surrounding convictions based on shaken baby syndrome. The piece examines the tragic story of Kristian Aspelin, who was wrongly accused of child abuse…
  • Feb 4

    New Judicial Clerkships Available (Feb. 4, 2014)

    New Judicial Clerkships Available (Feb. 4, 2014)
    This is a list of clerkship positions recently added to OSCAR.  To see other recently added clerkships, follow the “Judicial Clerkship” tag to see other posts.  To see all available clerkship positions, please go to:…
Rank this Week: 3387