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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: 1570

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/
  • Nov 11

    International Association of Law School

    International Association of Law School
    IALS Annual conference, UC Hastings Law, October 27-29, 2016. One of the best opportunities I've experienced to meet legal educators who truly span the globe. rb
  • Oct 24

    Succession Planning in Law School

    Succession Planning in Law School
    [by Rick Bales] In business, one of the principal responsibilities of a leader is to groom a successor. At General Electric, for example, CEO Jeff Immelt spends about 40% of his time on developing the company’s future leaders. At Eli...
  • Oct 19

    The ABA 75% Rule: Dead on Arrival?

    The ABA 75% Rule: Dead on Arrival?
    [by Rick Bales] Current ABA accreditation standards have attracted widespread public criticism for being toothless in the face of predatory law schools granting admission (and charging hefty tuition) to students with little or no chance of…
Rank this Week: 2713

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: 782

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1682

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: 4073

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/
  • Jan 18

    Student Motivation and MLK Day Celebration

    Student Motivation and MLK Day Celebration
    At various points in a given semester, students find themselves unmotivated for a number of reasons. Some of those reasons include managing financial pressures, dealing with academic challenges, feeling lonely, suffering from stress, and…
  • Jan 17

    Prepare for Your Profession

    Prepare for Your Profession
    Law students often become so caught up in surviving each class week that they forget the bigger picture. They are preparing for being lawyers! Their clients will depend on them to be great lawyers, not just mediocre lawyers. Every skill...
  • Jan 15

    Reminder: Associate Director of Bar Services Position at Duquesne

    Reminder: Associate Director of Bar Services Position at Duquesne
    Associate Director of Bar Services Faculty Posting Date: November 2, 2016 To Apply: apply.interfolio.com/39174 Duquesne University School of Law invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Bar Services, a hybrid academic…
Rank this Week: 4246

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: 838

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/
  • Jan 19

    Who Created the Mirai Botnet?

    Who Created the Mirai Botnet?
    Readers will recall that late last year the Mirai botnet was used to take down large swaths of the network.  Victims included Brian Krebs (of Krebs on Security), Dyn (one of the largest network DNS resolvers) and almost the entire…
  • Jan 19

    Trump v. National Security Fact

    Trump v. National Security Fact
    In her post “On Bullshit and the Oath of Office,” Quinta Jurecic joined several other commentators in reflecting that President-elect Trump is a bullshitter — in the technical sense of the term as defined by…
  • Jan 19

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Foreign Policy warns us that the Trump national security team continues to be “missing in action” on the eve of the inauguration. The lack of key deputies may hobble the new administration’s response to emergency situations…
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Jan 12

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan
    The President-Elect and his lawyers at Morgan Lewis have released a plan that purports to address the conflicts of interest arising out of his various business ventures (hereinafter “the Plan”). Although I believe that the Plan…
  • Nov 30

    On Trump and Divestment

    On Trump and Divestment
    I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While Trump may sincerely believe that the conflicts of interests posed by his sprawling business…
  • Nov 28

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"
    Last this week, Professor Amy Salyzyn published a Jotwell review of my recent essay, The Commercialization of Legal Ethics. I’m grateful that she read it, and I hope her review encourages you to read it as well. She says:…
Rank this Week: 170

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    On Cabbages and Kings: Or writing the Favorite Chapter

    On Cabbages and Kings: Or writing the Favorite Chapter
    The time has come the walrus said to talk of many things. I’ve already talked about the introduction and the importance of your cover choices. Now it’s time to talk about the chapters. Some chapters will be a stately walk through…
  • Jan 19

    Strange on Pardon and Parole

    Strange on Pardon and Parole
    Carolyn Strange, Australian National University has published Discretionary Justice:Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression with NYU Press. From the publisher:The pardon is an act of mercy, tied to the divine right…
  • Jan 18

    Sellars on British Efforts to Try the Kaiser

    Sellars on British Efforts to Try the Kaiser
    Kirsten Sellars, Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, has posted The First World War, Wilhelm II, and Article 227: The Origin of the Idea of "Aggression" in International Criminal Law, which appears in The Crime of Aggression: A…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Jan 19

    Talkin About My Generation

    Talkin About My Generation
    The Columbus Dispatch has (and an alert reader forwarded to us) a story on another of the recent spate of posted Ohio Bar disciplinary charges A Columbus lawyer faces disciplinary charges for allegedly accepting thousands of dollars in legal…
  • Jan 19

    Disbarment For Bank Robbery

    Disbarment For Bank Robbery
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney convicted of bank robbery and related offense. From the Disciplinary Review Board report Respondent pleaded guilty to an April ii, 2013 information charging him with bank robbery, simple…
  • Jan 19

    A Sad Emoticon

    A Sad Emoticon
    The Ohio Disciplinary Counsel has charged an attorney with misconduct in connection with his retention by Ms. Carla Stanley to file a motion to secure a judicial release of a third party. He allegedly failed to escrow and advance fee...
Rank this Week: 157

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/
  • Jan 19

    An opportunity to publish a "micro-essay" on the legal skills law schools aren't teaching but should

    An opportunity to publish a "micro-essay" on the legal skills law schools aren't teaching but should
    Here's your chance to get a publication credit while also reaching a large audience of professors, law librarians, practitioners, judges and others interested in legal skills pedagogy. Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing (with a…
  • Jan 19

    How Other Countries Celebrate Inauguration

    How Other Countries Celebrate Inauguration
    From the D.C. Bar blog, short descriptions of ceremonies in other countries. You can access these descriptions here. (ljs)
  • Jan 19

    The Importance of Clarity in Will Drafting, with Examples of Poor Drafting

    The Importance of Clarity in Will Drafting, with Examples of Poor Drafting
    Acting NY Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits has published a second short piece on drafting wills. This one emphasizes the importance of clarity in drafting. He offers several examples in which poor drafting created unintended ambiguities…
Rank this Week: 1378

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/
  • Jan 19

    La Diega on on Legal Regulation of Autonomous Machine

    La Diega on on Legal Regulation of Autonomous Machine
    Guido Noto La Diega (Northumbria University) has posted Machine Rules. Of Drones, Robots, and the Info-Capitalist Society (Italian Law Journal, Vol. 2, p. 367-404, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Italy has been one of the first countries…
  • Jan 19

    Chen on Owning Atmospheric Moisture

    Chen on Owning Atmospheric Moisture
    Jianlin Chen (University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law) has posted Optimal Property Rights for Emerging Natural Resources: A Case Study on Owning Atmospheric Moisture (University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2016) on…
  • Jan 19

    Witte on Prosecuting Polygamy in Early Modern England

    Witte on Prosecuting Polygamy in Early Modern England
    John Witte Jr. (Emory University School of Law) has posted Prosecuting Polygamy in Early Modern England (in John Witte, Jr., Sara McDougall, and Anna di Robilant, eds., Texts and Contents in Legal History: Essays in Honor of Charles Donahue…
Rank this Week: 39

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Jan 17

    Legal Writing Photos from the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

    Legal Writing Photos from the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting
    Professor David Austin of the California Western School of Law, a contributing editor to the Legal Writing Prof Blog, has created a wonderful video montage of photos from the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.…
  • Jan 13

    Bob Brain Finishes Term as Chair of AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research; New Chair is Sabrina DeFabritii

    Bob Brain Finishes Term as Chair of AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research; New Chair is Sabrina DeFabritii
    Professor Bob Brain (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles) is pictured here with an exit sign at the end of his term as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. He now joins...
  • Jan 12

    Hiring at Chicago-Kent

    Hiring at Chicago-Kent
    Chicago-Kent College of Law is seeking applications for its Visiting Assistant Professor Program. Visiting Assistant Professors are generally appointed for an initial term that can be renewed to a total of four years. Each Visiting Assistant…
Rank this Week: 480

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: 3154

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: 2283

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: 484

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

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

    Book Release Tomorrow!

    Book Release Tomorrow!
    Tomorrow, Jan. 17, I’ll be at Boswell Books in Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. for an event to mark the release of my new book, Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
  • Jan 11

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up
    Ringing in the new year, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released its data on prisoners in the United States in 2015. After rising consistently for about four decades, the U.S. prison population (state and federal combined)…
  • Dec 28

    Sentencing and Disgust

    Sentencing and Disgust
    Sixty years in prison may seem like a long time for a crime not involving homicide, but such was the term Nathan Brown received in the Northern District of New York for producing and possessing child pornography. Brown’s sentence was…
Rank this Week: 2043

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/
  • Jan 17

    Antitrust review revolution?

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

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian
    I'd be remiss if I didn't note that F. Ross Johnson recently passed away. Johnson was the real life protagonist of Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate - the story of the auction of RJR Nabisco and...
  • Jul 29

    Richmond is Hiring

    Richmond is Hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates should…
Rank this Week: 593

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 12

    #WHFrontiers: Pittsburgh’s Innovation Story in Full

    #WHFrontiers: Pittsburgh’s Innovation Story in Full
    Free download:  “Contrasts in Innovation: Pittsburgh Then and Now,” http://ssrn.com/abstract=1858741 That’s a full and complete account of innovation and other things in Pittsburgh today, or the good, the bad, and the…
  • Oct 4

    GFOP: Bob Bradley, Swansea City, and Soccer’s Past and Future

    GFOP: Bob Bradley, Swansea City, and Soccer’s Past and Future
    First the loss of the colonies, and now an American manager in the Premier League. It might as well be the end of the Empire. The big news for American soccer fans, of course, is the appointment of Bob Bradley, a New Jersey native, as manager…
  • Sep 28

    Pittsblog: Back Again, and the End of New

    Pittsblog: Back Again, and the End of New
    There is more to say, as it turns out, about law and tech and entrepreneurship and Pittsburgh and various and sundry other things. Since the end of Pittsblog (born 2003, suspended 2013) and the earlier version of this site (born 2004,…
Rank this Week: 1090

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/
  • Dec 27

    WWE Seeks Rule 11 Sanctions in Concussion Lawsuit

    WWE Seeks Rule 11 Sanctions in Concussion Lawsuit
    Article on law.com -- Attorney Accused of Copying NFL Concussion Complaint in Suit Against WWE, by Scott Graham.
  • Dec 20

    2017 Civil Procedure Workshop

    2017 Civil Procedure Workshop
    I received the following announcement from David Marcus: We are excited to announce the third annual Civil Procedure Workshop, to be co-hosted by the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law, the University of Washington School of Law, and…
  • Nov 18

    Miami Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum

    Miami Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum
    Hi Everyone! I am happy to announce that my home institution has organized the inaugural Miami Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum, scheduled for December 2, 2016 - only 2 weeks away! This is a great event for to those...
Rank this Week: 852

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/
  • Jan 18

    Oops! Even The Best Can Slip Into Tax Error

    Oops! Even The Best Can Slip Into Tax Error
    A reader sent me a web link, and asked, “Is this tax ignorance?” So I took a look at this Turbo Tax FAQ. The title of the FAQ is a question: “Is a parsonage or housing allowance deductible?” It’s unclear whether…
  • Jan 16

    Who Pays the Price for Trickle-Down Tax Policy Failures?

    Who Pays the Price for Trickle-Down Tax Policy Failures?
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I consider demand-side economics to be far superior to supply-side economics. As a recent facebook meme put it, put $100 in the hands of a poor person, and that person will spend it because that person needs…
  • Jan 13

    Ignorance, Tax or Otherwise, Is Dangerou

    Ignorance, Tax or Otherwise, Is Dangerou
    Early in the week, as I was reading my facebook newsfeed, I noticed a post that had been placed on a friend’s facebook wall by a third person. The person wrote, “My daughter told me today that she was sitting in a doctor’s…
Rank this Week: 1484

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 19

    Menell on the Oracle v. Google Litigation and Copyright Law

    Menell on the Oracle v. Google Litigation and Copyright Law
    Peter S. Menell, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, has published Rise of the API Copyright Dead?: An Updated Epitaph for Copyright Protection of Network and Functional Features of Computer Software. Here is the abstract.…
  • Jan 16

    A New Blog About Fashion and Law, From Two Canadian Law Student

    A New Blog About Fashion and Law, From Two Canadian Law Student
    Two Osgoode Hall law students, Saba Samarian and Alessia Monastero, have launched a fashion law blog, Unprecedentedly Chic. It's aimed at the non-lawyer who wants to understand legal issues that have an impact on fashion and related…
  • Jan 11

    Buzzfeed Publishes Original Memos Concerning Allegations Re Trump and Russia

    Buzzfeed Publishes Original Memos Concerning Allegations Re Trump and Russia
    Buzzfeed's decision to publish memos including unverified information regarding personal and financial information relating to President-Elect Donald Trump has caused some reaction among journalists. Here, a story from CNN, here a piece from…
Rank this Week: 188

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: 448

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 18

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax
    The CBC's report that the Canadian government is considering extending goods and services sales taxes to foreign-based digital services has sparked yet another round of articles and coverage of a possible "Netflix tax." Some Conservative MPs…
  • Jan 10

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation
    With the Super Bowl only a few weeks away, an unusual coalition comprised of the National Football League, Bell Media, Canadian advertisers, and an actors’ union have launched a full lobbying blitz aimed at overturning a 2015 ruling…
  • Dec 22

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service
    The CRTC released its much anticipated Talk Broadband ruling yesterday, declaring Internet access a universal service objective, shifting the local voice service subsidy to the Internet, and setting much-improved speed targets of 50 Mbps…
Rank this Week: 631

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: 1352

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Dec 14

    My Lecture on the Supreme Court, Free Speech and Hate Speech (Audio)

    My Lecture on the Supreme Court, Free Speech and Hate Speech (Audio)
    One of my most popular posts is Know Your Constitution (5): Free Speech and Hate Speech, which was published on December 4, 2013, and can be found here: https://nahmodlaw.com/2013/12/04/know-your-constitution-5-free-speech-and-hate-speech/…
  • Dec 3

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)

    My Class on Congressional Abrogation of the 11th Amendment and the Treaty Power (Audio)
    On September 28, 2016, I audio-taped a 55-minute makeup class on Congressional abrogation of the 11th Amendment, including Kimel, Garrett and Hibbs. The class concluded with an important treaty power case, Missouri v. Holland. I hope you find…
  • Nov 28

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)

    My Class on Presidential Power (Audio)
    On October 5, 2016, I audio-taped a 55 minute makeup class on presidential power, including the Steel Seizure, Curtiss-Wright and Dames & Moore cases. I hope you find it of interest. Here it is: listen online (no video content):…
Rank this Week: 1622

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/
  • Jan 3

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.
    After I got hacked, I tried to change my administrative login credentials to my new email address, but Blogger doesn't believe me.  Let's just say it's hard to survive a hacking.
  • Dec 4

    Lessons from being hacked.

    Lessons from being hacked.
    Criminals are smarter than I am.Criminals are more dedicated to their jobs than I am--and I'm pretty darn dedicated.Computers can be used for E-VIL as well as for good.I have very smart, computer-savvy friends.People who have been hacked…
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
Rank this Week: 1356

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: 3235

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/
  • Jan 19

    "Moral Blindness - The Gift of the God Machine"

    "Moral Blindness - The Gift of the God Machine"
    "Moral Blindness - The Gift of the God Machine" by John Harris has been published to the most recent in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract The continuing debate between Persson and Savulescu and myself over moral enhancement…
  • Jan 19

    Do you remember who you are? (Nada Gligorov)

    Do you remember who you are? (Nada Gligorov)
    Propranolol, an inexpensive and widely available beta blocker, is known to be effective in preventing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if administered soon after a traumatic experience. In a recent article, Elsey and Kindt (2016)…
  • Jan 17

    Panel and Roundtable: Neuroimaging, Consciousness, and the Law

    Panel and Roundtable: Neuroimaging, Consciousness, and the Law
    Friday, February 3, 2017 8:30 a.m.: Registration and breakfast 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Program About the Panel Discussion New technologies, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), are beginning to provide more accurate methods of…
Rank this Week: 391

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/
  • Jan 16

    Gov. Cuomo Picks Rowan Wilson for the High Court

    Gov. Cuomo Picks Rowan Wilson for the High Court
    Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he has nominated Rowan Wilson for the Court of Appeals, New York State's highest Court. If confirmed by the state Senate, Wilson will fill the vacancy created by the departure of Judge Eugene…
  • Jan 12

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 3: Discrimination Against Gays & Lesbians)

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 3: Discrimination Against Gays & Lesbians)
    Let's continue considering "Scalia-type Justices--Really?" But first, wishing all a happy and healthy 2017. I'm back from Christmas break--in Scottsdale, which I love almost as much as upstate New York--and have finished grading…
  • Dec 2

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 2: Equal Rights for Women)

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really? (Part 2: Equal Rights for Women)
    In the introductory post, I mentioned several areas of the law in which many of the self-proclaimed admirers of the late Justice Scalia are likely unfamiliar with his actual record, would likely be less admiring if they knew it, or, at the…
Rank this Week: 2130

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/
  • Jan 19

    H/T to the Business Law Prof Blog: Alexander on Benefit Corporation

    H/T to the Business Law Prof Blog: Alexander on Benefit Corporation
    Haskell Murray, one of our co-conspirators over at the Business Law Prof Blog, recently wrote about a recent post by Rick Alexander, the head of Legal Policy at B Lab (of B Corp certification fame) on Benefit Corporations. Here's Prof....
  • Jan 18

    Article: Alina S. Ball, "Social Enterprise Governance"

    Article: Alina S. Ball, "Social Enterprise Governance"
    By Professor Alina S. Ball, UC Hastings - from the SSRN Abstract: The social enterprise movement has ushered in a promising new wave of companies using market-based strategies to advance social and environmental change. The longevity and…
  • Jan 17

    Lecy, Van Lyke and Yoon: "What Do We Know About Nonprofit Entrepreneurs?: Results from a Large-Scale Survey"

    Lecy, Van Lyke and Yoon: "What Do We Know About Nonprofit Entrepreneurs?: Results from a Large-Scale Survey"
    Jesse Lecy, David Van Slyke, and Nara Yoon (all affiliated with Syracuse University) recently posted to SSRN an article detailing the results of a survey of the motivations behind the creation of new tax-exempt organizations. The SSRN…
Rank this Week: 903

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 19

    International Law in the Asian Century: Conclusion to Opinio Juris and EJIL:Talk! Mini-Symposium

    International Law in the Asian Century: Conclusion to Opinio Juris and EJIL:Talk! Mini-Symposium
    by Simon Chesterman by Simon Chesterman [Simon Chesterman is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law and Secretary-General of the Asian Society of International…
  • Jan 18

    An Asian Perspective

    An Asian Perspective
    by Xue Hanqin by Xue Hanqin [Judge Xue Hanqin is a judge on the International Court of Justice. This post is part of a joint Opinio Juris/EJIL:Talk! symposium. For the latest symposium post on EJIL:Talk!, click here.] The rise of the new…
  • Jan 17

    Asia, International Law and International Institutions: A Comment

    Asia, International Law and International Institutions: A Comment
    by B.S. Chimni by B.S. Chimni [B.S. Chimni is Professor of International Law at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.This post is part of a joint Opinio Juris/EJIL:Talk! symposium. For the latest symposium post on EJIL:Talk!, click here.]…
Rank this Week: 237

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Nov 9

    Supports Open Acce

    Supports Open Acce
    All three of my regular readers will know this blog’s commitment Open Access, not just in education (OER), not just in collaboration between institutions, but in Open Access to research as well.  Lingua is one of the…
  • Sep 28

    The experiential photograph

    The experiential photograph
    A couple of folk have asked about the banner photos.  The one above, an autumn photo, was taken at the weekend on the Cuillins, Skye, near the cloud line, from the shoulder of Sron na Ciche, on our way to climb Sgurr Dearg and An…
  • Aug 4

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2
    ‘Literacies’ might suggest a basic set of competencies, one that’s highly teleological, but I mean the very opposite of it — a complex unbounded, uncertain collection of capabilities, awarenesses and moral…
Rank this Week: 4099

paulmaharg.com

paulmaharg.com

Largely legal education, curriculum design, rhetoric and digital technologies. Regulation and global legal education. Occasionally law and literature. Very occasionally, Scottish independence.

http://paulmaharg.com
  • Nov 9

    Supports Open Acce

    Supports Open Acce
    All three of my regular readers will know this blog’s commitment Open Access, not just in education (OER), not just in collaboration between institutions, but in Open Access to research as well.  Lingua is one of the…
  • Sep 28

    The experiential photograph

    The experiential photograph
    A couple of folk have asked about the banner photos.  The one above, an autumn photo, was taken at the weekend on the Cuillins, Skye, near the cloud line, from the shoulder of Sron na Ciche, on our way to climb Sgurr Dearg and An…
  • Aug 4

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2
    ‘Literacies’ might suggest a basic set of competencies, one that’s highly teleological, but I mean the very opposite of it — a complex unbounded, uncertain collection of capabilities, awarenesses and moral…
Rank this Week: 2597

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: 4723

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: 195

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: 1070

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/
  • Jan 19

    More on Zervos v. Trump

    More on Zervos v. Trump
    Or, as it will be called on my Civ Pro exam, Pervos v. Drumpf (really, you cannot make this stuff up): Michael Dorf has a typically excellent analysis of the decision to sue in state rather than federal court He concludes that it was a…
  • Jan 19

    More civ pro in SCOTUS

    More civ pro in SCOTUS
    SCOTUS today granted cert in Bristol-Meyers Squibb v. Superior Court, another personal-jurisdiction case. This one should provide an opportunity to define when contacts give rise or relate to a claim (and whether those two things mean the…
  • Jan 19

    Sunstein on political polarization and "The Divided States of America"

    Sunstein on political polarization and "The Divided States of America"
    The renowned Cass Sunstein is delivering the Rosenthal Lectures at NorthwesternLaw this fall. His topic is political polarization, its causes and effects. In his first lecture yesterday, entitled "Whose Facts?," Sunstein presented…
Rank this Week: 71

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: 574

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 18

    Holman Jenkins takes on the ethics aphids re Trump divestment

    Holman Jenkins takes on the ethics aphids re Trump divestment
    American voters have bigger things to worry about than Trump’s business interests, writes @HolmanJenkins: https://t.co/THooR77Tce — WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) January 18, 2017 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jan 18

    What's a red flag for Caremark purposes?

    What's a red flag for Caremark purposes?
    In Stone v. Ritter,[1] shareholders of AmSouth Bancorporation brought a derivative suit against AmSouth’s directors alleging a “classic Caremark claim.” In 2004, AmSouth had paid $50 million in fines... [[ This is a content…
  • Jan 18

    Introduction to the Catholic Faith: Week 1 Assignment: Faith Development

    Introduction to the Catholic Faith: Week 1 Assignment: Faith Development
    As previously noted, I'm enrolled in Notre Dame's STEP program and currently taking the Core Course: Introduction to the Catholic Faith: In the documents of Vatican II, the baptized are called to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 77

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 19

    Harvard Law School Postdoc Fellowship Opportunitie

    Harvard Law School Postdoc Fellowship Opportunitie
    From our friends at the Harvard Law School, check out these great opportunities for up-and-coming property law scholars: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law The Fellowship is a two-year, residential postdoctoral program specifically…
  • Jan 12

    Pomeroy on Property Law and Air Right

    Pomeroy on Property Law and Air Right
    Chad J. Pomeroy (St. Mary's) has posted All Your Air Rights Belong to Us (Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Privacy and property rights are tricky subjects for a variety of reasons.…
  • Jan 7

    Berger on the Fiscal Wisdom of Regulatory Takings Compensation

    Berger on the Fiscal Wisdom of Regulatory Takings Compensation
    Bethany Berger (Connecticut) has posted The Illusion of Fiscal Illusion in Regulatory Takings (American University Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In January 2016, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Murr v. Wisconsin, the first…
Rank this Week: 571

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    South African Liberation Struggles: Toward (Revolutionary?) Democratic Self-Determination — A Bibliography

    South African Liberation Struggles: Toward (Revolutionary?) Democratic Self-Determination — A Bibliography
    My latest compilation on South African Liberation Struggles is here.The images are of two paintings by John Koenakeefe Mohl and are found here.
  • Jan 6

    Charter 77: First published on 6 January 1977

    Charter 77: First published on 6 January 1977
    Today, as the 2017 Verso Radical Diary reminds me, is the date of the signing of Charter 77. First, by way of historical backdrop and relevant causal conditions: “The sweeping political reforms introduced by [Mikhail] Gorbachev in…
  • Jan 5

    Vice President-elect Mike Pence pontificate

    Vice President-elect Mike Pence pontificate
    “The American people want us to start over,” Pence said. “Releasing the power of the free market is the pathway toward expanding access and affordability of health care across the country.”  This is one of the…
Rank this Week: 1264

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Florida Supreme Court Denies Review In Tax Credit Scholarship Challenge

    Florida Supreme Court Denies Review In Tax Credit Scholarship Challenge
    Yesterday in McCall v. Scott, (FL Sup. Ct., Jan. 18, 2017) the Florida Supreme Court declined to hear in appeal in a case challenging the constitutionality of Florida's Tax Credit Scholarship Program.  In August, a state appeals…
  • Jan 19

    Court Upholds Refusal To Accommodate Correctional Officer's Khimar

    Court Upholds Refusal To Accommodate Correctional Officer's Khimar
    In Tisby v. Camden County Correctional Facility, (NJ App., Jan. 18, 2017), a New Jersey state appeals court upheld the refusal by the warden of a state correctional facility to grant a religious accommodation to a female Muslim…
  • Jan 19

    New York Trial Court Holds State's "Get" Law Unconstitutional In Some Application

    New York Trial Court Holds State's "Get" Law Unconstitutional In Some Application
    In an important decision handed down last week, a New York state trial court held unconstitutional, at least in some situations, the New York statutory provision allowing a divorce court to pressure a Jewish husband economically to give a…
Rank this Week: 38

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Jan 17

    South African Liberation Struggles: Toward (Revolutionary?) Democratic Self-Determination—A Bibliography

    South African Liberation Struggles: Toward (Revolutionary?) Democratic Self-Determination—A Bibliography
    My latest compilation is on South African liberation struggles. The two images respectively above and below are paintings by the South African artist John Koenakeefe Mohl. The first, “Miners carrying their working tools, near Springs,…
  • Jan 17

    It Can't Happen Here

    It Can't Happen Here
    The election of Donald Trump created trauma, depression, and associated health issues with those who were shocked by the result. Virtually all of us thought it can’t happen here. The U.S. could not elect an ignorant, intellectually…
  • Jan 9

    "The Holidays"

    "The Holidays"
    This is around (or actually after) the time of year when I often pitch my short unpublished essay on the legal and cultural complications of Christmas. See here. That essay speaks for itself. But here are some additional reflections: Donald…
Rank this Week: 1118