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Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Jun 24

    The Witch Doctor and the Soccer Player

    The Witch Doctor and the Soccer Player
    We knew this story was out there somewhere, and it finally surfaced. The one about the witch doctor who put a curse on the terrific soccer (sorry, European football) player so he would (pick one) get injured, get sick, get...
  • Jun 22

    Let's Make It Legal

    Let's Make It Legal
    I don't know how I managed to miss this video of magician Sean Emory proposing to his girlfriend. More about Sean here. More "magic" proposals here and here and here. This one is good, too. If this sort of setting...
  • Jun 21

    The Argentinian Legal System and Folk Healer

    The Argentinian Legal System and Folk Healer
    Martha Blache & the Instituto "Felix Fernando Bernasconi, El curanderismo folklorico enfocado a traves de los procesos legales (Buenos Aires: Consejo Nacional de Educación, Instituto "Felix F. Bernasconi", Cátedra de…
Rank this Week: 718

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 580

Law Blog

Law Blog

By John Marshall Law School Professor David Sorkin.

http://www.lawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Minnesota vs. National Arbitration Forum

    Minnesota vs. National Arbitration Forum
    The National Arbitration Forum and the Attorney General of Minnesota have reached an agreement under which NAF will cease accepting new arbitration cases involving consumers, including collection actions by credit card companies. The consent…
  • Sep 27

    Kentucky's Internet gamble

    Kentucky's Internet gamble
    Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky is seeking to seize more than one hundred gambling-related domain names. A judge initially rejected the governor's bid and has scheduled a hearing for October 7. See coverage in the Louisville…
  • Sep 27

    Gimme an "A"!

    Gimme an "A"!
    As anyone who has flown Southwest Airlines well knows, Southwest doesn't assign seats in advance. Instead, you are assigned a boarding priority when you check in at the airport or online, up to 24 hours before the flight. At the gate, you…
Rank this Week: 4266

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: 4011

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/
  • Aug 1

    Some Unsolicited Advice for Texas A&M

    Some Unsolicited Advice for Texas A&M
    As reported on Taxprof: Texas Wesleyan Law alumni have filed a complaint with the ABA against Texas A&M. Their goal is to be recognized as graduates of the new Texas A&M law school, since Texas Wesleyan School of Law no...
  • Jul 23

    Burdens Follow Benefit

    Burdens Follow Benefit
    When I teach a tax class, I always tell my students that tax burdens follow tax benefits, and vice versa. For example, the person who enjoys economic benefit typically bears the tax burden for that benefit, and the person who...
  • Jul 16

    Fisher: Law School Admissions Committees Can Breathe A Little Easier

    Fisher: Law School Admissions Committees Can Breathe A Little Easier
    Declining applications have certainly made serving on a law school admissions committee a more challenging proposition, but there was another issue hanging over admission committees until Tuesday's 5th Circuit decision in Fisher…
Rank this Week: 4363

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: 493

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4785

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Jun 27

    The Future of Higher Education

    The Future of Higher Education
    As I have mentioned here before, I was a member of the University of Denver’s Strategic Issues Panel this year, and the subject was the Future of Higher Education. The SIP program, headed by Jim Griesemer, former Dean of the...
  • May 30

    The Future of Law School Textbooks - Part II

    The Future of Law School Textbooks - Part II
    In yesterday's post, I explained some of the background and thinking that went into the Skills & Values Series of hybrid law school textbooks. Today, I provide more information about how they have worked in my classes. So - why...
  • May 29

    The Future of Law School Textbooks - Part I

    The Future of Law School Textbooks - Part I
    When I wrote Law School 2.0: Legal Education for a Digital Age, now five years ago, I made a fairly audacious claim about the future of law school textbooks. I suggested that if we were going to teach in a...
Rank this Week: 3961

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 1

    "Barmageddon" and Other Post Bar Exam Musings…

    "Barmageddon" and Other Post Bar Exam Musings…
    Most of you have likely heard about the nationwide ExamSoft malfunction that occurred during the administration of the bar exam this week. If not, as you can imagine, ExamSoft did not perform as expected and many bar exam takers were...
  • Jul 29

    Hello Summer!

    Hello Summer!
    The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only...
  • Jul 29

    Before Orientation Start

    Before Orientation Start
    There are only a few weeks left before orientation. Students are understandably anxious about what they can do to “get ready” for law school. One thing for students to think about is to take care of all the things they...
Rank this Week: 1797

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: 2041

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 1

    Jens Ohlin Is Guest-Blogging at Opinio Juri

    Jens Ohlin Is Guest-Blogging at Opinio Juri
    Cornell University law professor Jens Ohlin is one of the most intellectually interesting scholars on international criminal law around–trained in philosophy as well as law, doctrinally learned, and someone who manages to surprise me on…
  • Aug 1

    Readings: Laurie Blank on Proportionality in Jus in Bello in Israel-Hamas Conflict, a Primer

    Readings: Laurie Blank on Proportionality in Jus in Bello in Israel-Hamas Conflict, a Primer
    Laurie Blank (Emory University Law School professor, director of its law of armed conflict clinic and, of course, well known to many Lawfare readers as a prominent scholar of LOAC) has an opinion column up at TheHill.com–a primer…
  • Aug 1

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The New York Times reports that the 72-hour Gaza cease-fire negotiated by the United States and United Nations collapsed less than two hours after going into effect this morning (05:00 GMT); Israel says two soldiers have been…
Rank this Week: 90

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 1

    Realism without nihilism--an example from a sanctions order for deposition objection

    Realism without nihilism--an example from a sanctions order for deposition objection
    One of the hardest things to teach students is how to deal with the sometimes significant variation in judicial reactions to similar conduct. The attached sanctions order (Download Memorandum Opinion And Order) is a nice example. The judge in…
  • Aug 1

    Jotwell: Carole Silver comments on Andy Perlman's new article

    Jotwell: Carole Silver comments on Andy Perlman's new article
    Excerpt from Carole Silver's Jotwell post: Andy Perlman’s timing couldn’t be better. His new article, A Behavioral Theory of Legal Ethics, comes out just as negative reports of lawyers’ conduct are front page news again,…
  • Jul 31

    Cuomo's Watergate?

    Cuomo's Watergate?
    The Times reports today that US Attorney Preet Bharara has warned Cuomo about obstruction of justice. This warning came after Cuomo on Monday defended his decision to disband the state Moreland Commission formed to investigate corruption in…
Rank this Week: 316

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 1

    Crump and Brophy on Cornelius Sinclair's Odyssey

    Crump and Brophy on Cornelius Sinclair's Odyssey
    Judson E. Crump and Alfred L. Brophy, University of North Carolina School of Law, has posted Cornelius Sinclair's Odyssey: Freedom, Slavery, and Freedom Again in the Old South.  Here is the abstract: In August 1825 several free, young…
  • Jul 31

    Wilkes on Habeas Petitions in the Reign of James I

    Wilkes on Habeas Petitions in the Reign of James I
    Donald E. Wilkes, Jr., University of Georgia Law School, has posted Habeas Corpus Proceedings in the High Court of Parliament in the Reign of James I, 1603-1625, which appears in the American Journal of Legal History 54 (2014): 200-63. …
  • Jul 30

    Gordon, "The Forgotten Nuremberg Hate Speech Case"

    Gordon, "The Forgotten Nuremberg Hate Speech Case"
    Gregory S. Gordon (University of North Dakota - School of Law) has posted "The Forgotten Nuremberg Hate Speech Case: Otto Dietrich and the Future of Persecution Law." The article appears in Volume 75 of the Ohio State Law Journal (2014).…
Rank this Week: 79

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 1

    Former Bar President Still Former Lawyer

    Former Bar President Still Former Lawyer
    The Ohio Supreme Court has denied the reinstatement petition of an attorney suspended for a federal false tax filing conviction. The Plain Dealer reported on the conviction Prominent Cleveland attorney Leslie W. Jacobs was sentenced Tuesday…
  • Aug 1

    Trending Away From Disbarment

    Trending Away From Disbarment
    An Illinois Hearing Board has recommended a suspension of nine months of an attorney who used a power of attorney to write himself checks from the account of an elderly woman. His defense Respondent, who had power of attorney for...
  • Jul 31

    Beating Malpractice Claim As Easy As ABC

    Beating Malpractice Claim As Easy As ABC
    The Washington State Supreme Court sitting en banc has held in a legal malpractice matter arising from a joint venture agreement to operate a debt collection business In this opinion, we consider whether the trial court erred in applying…
Rank this Week: 285

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 1

    Bill Gates’ Favorite Book

    Bill Gates’ Favorite Book
    And also Warren Buffett’s. It’s John Brooks'Business Adventures, “Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street.” Here is a review from Slate. (ljs)
  • Jul 31

    How to Prepare for Cla

    How to Prepare for Cla
    How to Prepare for Class by Aaron H. Caplan. Abstract: "This document was prepared as a handout for first year law students in a Civil Procedure class, but it could be useful for students in any class where both cases...
  • Jul 31

    Kaplan Test Prep survey finds that "pre-law" students care more about school rankings than ability to pay

    Kaplan Test Prep survey finds that "pre-law" students care more about school rankings than ability to pay
    From the Kaplan Test Prep press release: A new Kaplan survey* of over 600 pre-law students finds that a law school’s ranking continues to factor significantly into their decision where to enroll – in many cases, even more than…
Rank this Week: 1961

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 1

    Wansink, Hanks, Cawley, & Just on the Effects of a Tax on Calorie-Dense Food

    Wansink, Hanks, Cawley, & Just on the Effects of a Tax on Calorie-Dense Food
    Brian Wansink, Andrew S. Hanks, John Cawley and David R. Just (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy…
  • Aug 1

    Gans on Remix Right

    Gans on Remix Right
    Joshua S. Gans (University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management) has posted Remix Rights and Negotiations Over the Use of Copy-Protected Works on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper examines an environment where original content can be…
  • Aug 1

    Ohlin on Combatant's Privilege in Conflicts Involving Extraterritorial Non-State Actor

    Ohlin on Combatant's Privilege in Conflicts Involving Extraterritorial Non-State Actor
    Jens David Ohlin (Cornell University - School of Law) has posted The Combatant's Privilege in Asymmetric & Covert Conflicts on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In armed conflicts against extraterritorial non-state actors, covert action has…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Jul 28

    Grammar and Polish in the Wide World of Sport

    Grammar and Polish in the Wide World of Sport
    Two sports stories caught my attention this weekend: the Colorado Rockies gave out 15000 jerseys Saturday night despite the misspelled name on the back, and the plaque for new Hall-of-Famer Greg Maddux contains a grammatical error. The plaque…
  • Jul 26

    Are You Going to the AALS Meeting in DC this January? Take an Extra Day to See the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta!

    Are You Going to the AALS Meeting in DC this January? Take an Extra Day to See the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta!
    If you're going to Washington D.C. this January for the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, plan an extra day to stop by the Library of Congress which will have a special exhibit on the Magna Carta....
  • Jul 25

    Congress.gov

    Congress.gov
    The Law Library of Congress recently debuted a new website, Congress.gov. The new website makes it easier to search for information about federal legislation. Go on, have a look at www.congress.gov. It's pretty cool. (mew) Related articles…
Rank this Week: 347

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
  • Jul 31

    Informal Summer Rece

    Informal Summer Rece
    While the Supreme Court of Ohio doesn’t have an official summer recess, it has finished hearing oral arguments until August 19. These are the cases that have been covered on the blog that are still under submission: Peggy Spaeth,…
  • Jul 24

    What Happened on Remand: State v. Gardner

    What Happened on Remand: State v. Gardner
    Case Background Dayton Police Detective David House was patrolling in an unmarked cruiser in an area known for drug activity. He pulled up behind a pick-up truck bearing out-of-county license plates. Because drug dealers were known to…
  • Jul 23

    Yet Another Update on the Prade case: High Court Refuses to Hear Case Again

    Yet Another Update on the Prade case: High Court Refuses to Hear Case Again
    Short Summary In January of 2013, Douglas Prade was released from prison after a trial judge found him actually innocent of his ex-wife’s 1997 murder. On March 19, 2014, the Ninth District Court of Appeals unanimously reversed that…
Rank this Week: 3630

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/
  • Aug 1

    Evaluating Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan

    Evaluating Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan
    There has been much discussion lately over Representative Paul Ryan’s plan to address poverty. (For background on the Ryan Plan, read: here.) Under the Ryan Plan, titled Expanding Opportunity in America, families receiving benefits…
  • Jul 30

    Affordable Housing as Healthcare Policy

    Affordable Housing as Healthcare Policy
    It’s no secret that health care and health policy are hot topics in the United States’ post-ACA landscape. Typically, when discussing healthcare, images of doctors in white coats, stethoscopes, and hospital rooms come to mind.…
  • Jul 28

    7th Circuit Court Reinstates Wisconsin Lead Paint Case

    7th Circuit Court Reinstates Wisconsin Lead Paint Case
    On Thursday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a 2010 federal district court ruling, thereby reinstating a case involved lead paint. In the 2010 case, Ernest Gibson (now 17) sued half a dozen paint manufacturers for injuries resulting…
Rank this Week: 3604

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/
  • Aug 1

    If anyone needed evidence that "gun nuts" really are nuts...

    If anyone needed evidence that "gun nuts" really are nuts...
    ...consider this case, in which Florida enacted a law to prevent pediatricians from counselling children and families about gun safety! (Thanks to David Shaw for the pointer.)
  • Aug 1

    Harvard's Frances Kamm on proportionality, Israel, and Gaza

    Harvard's Frances Kamm on proportionality, Israel, and Gaza
    Here.
  • Jul 31

    New Books in July

    New Books in July
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books this month: Omissions: Agency, Metaphysics, and Responsibility by Randolph Clarke (Oxford University Press, 2014). Faith & Wisdom in Science by Tom McLeish (Oxford University Press,…
Rank this Week: 200

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/
  • Jul 23

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release
    In 1998, Wisconsin adopted what may have been the nation’s most rigid truth-in-sentencing law, eliminating parole across the board and declining to put into place any alternative system of back-end release flexibility, such as credits…
  • Jul 23

    Wisconsinites Give Criminal Justice System Poor Marks, Especially for Offender Rehabilitation

    Wisconsinites Give Criminal Justice System Poor Marks, Especially for Offender Rehabilitation
    We expect a lot from our criminal-justice system, and we don’t seem very impressed with the results we are getting.  These are two of the notable lessons that emerge from the most recent Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin…
  • Jul 22

    Final Version of Eighth Amendment Article Now Available

    Final Version of Eighth Amendment Article Now Available
    The Missouri Law Review has now published the final version of my article, “Not Just Kid Stuff? Extending Graham and Miller to Adults.”  Here is the abstract: The United States Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 1588

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/
  • Aug 1

    Inversions may lead to more taxes for shareholder

    Inversions may lead to more taxes for shareholder
    The WSJ points out the untidy fact that although corporate inversions may have the effect of permitting firms to elect to move to lower tax jurisdictions, they do so through taxable transactions for stockholders of the US firm seeking to...
  • Jul 31

    Colbert on Inversion

    Colbert on Inversion
    America's educator, Stephen Colbert, gives us his take -- and quite an informative one at that -- on inversions. The Colbert Report -bjmq
  • Jul 31

    Buyouts shops buying from one another

    Buyouts shops buying from one another
    According to a report in the WSJ, yes it's true that M&A activity is up these days, but. But, it looks like 60% of the LBOs are private equity firms buying and selling portfolio firms to each other. That's good...
Rank this Week: 170

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
  • Jun 29

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View
    All of the interest in the Supreme Court tomorrow is likely to be focused on Hobby Lobby and, to a lesser extent, Harris v. Quinn. But I’ll be watching something that happens before either of those decisions is announced. I’ll…
  • Jun 20

    Is Hachette Being Hoisted by Its Own DRM Petard?

    Is Hachette Being Hoisted by Its Own DRM Petard?
    Rebecca Tushnet points to this column by Cory Doctorow arguing that Hachette is being held hostage in its fight with Amazon over e-book versions of its books because of its “single-minded insistence on DRM”: “It’s…
  • May 9

    Oracle v. Google Reversed – Why Framing Matter

    Oracle v. Google Reversed – Why Framing Matter
    Two years to the day since my last blog post on this subject, the Federal Circuit has reversed Judge Alsup’s ruling that the Java API (the list of function and variable -a/k/a parameter- names) is uncopyrightable. The Federal…
Rank this Week: 627

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/
  • Jul 14

    Linda Mullenix on Rethinking the American Class Action

    Linda Mullenix on Rethinking the American Class Action
    Professor Linda Mullenix (U. Texas) has posted to SSRN her article, Ending Class Actions as We Know Them: Rethinking the American Class Action, Emory. L.J. (forthcoming 2014). Here is the abstract: Class actions have been a feature of the…
  • Jul 13

    Industry Groups Seek Amendment of Rule 26 to Require Disclosure of Third Party Litigation Financing

    Industry Groups Seek Amendment of Rule 26 to Require Disclosure of Third Party Litigation Financing
    Representatives of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, American Insurance Association, American Tort Reform Association, Lawyers for Civil Justice, and National Association of Manufacturers have submitted a letter to…
  • Jul 1

    Coverage of GM's New Fund

    Coverage of GM's New Fund
    Joe Nocera has a short opinion piece on Ken Feinberg and his work in progress - the GM claims fund. You can find the piece here. The question for Feinberg is always - is this replicable? The answer depends on...
Rank this Week: 615

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 1

    Another Example of Tax Law Complexity

    Another Example of Tax Law Complexity
    Though tax law is not the only area of law, or life, that is complicated by the twists and turns of retroactive repeals and pretending something that existed didn’t ever exist, it certainly is a contender for being at the top of the…
  • Jul 30

    Collecting An Existing Tax is Not a Tax Increase

    Collecting An Existing Tax is Not a Tax Increase
    A recent commentary from The Institute for Policy Innovation bemoans the possible derailment of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act by the addition of unrelated provisions to the legislation. Since its inception, the movement of…
  • Jul 28

    Tax Myths: Part XIV: Retired People Do Not Pay Income Tax

    Tax Myths: Part XIV: Retired People Do Not Pay Income Tax
    I must admit I was surprised to discover someone asserting that “Obviously retired people do not pay INCOME TAX.” I had not previously encountered this myth. In another post, a commentator provides some of the flawed reasoning…
Rank this Week: 1525

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 31

    Baseball and TV

    Baseball and TV
    The Hollywood Reporter discusses what is happening now that an MLB arbitration panel has decided that the Washington Nationals should get fair market value for the broadcast rights to their games. More here, and here from the Washington Post.
  • Jul 31

    More News of the World Editors Facing Charge

    More News of the World Editors Facing Charge
    Two former editors of the now shuttered tabloid News of the World are facing court dates. The Crown Prosecution Service is bringing charges against Neil Wallis and Jules Stenson for conspiracy it alleges they engaged in with former editor…
  • Jul 29

    French Regulator Says No To Networks' Request To Move Some Channels From Pay To Free TV

    French Regulator Says No To Networks' Request To Move Some Channels From Pay To Free TV
    Three French TV networks have failed to obtain official approval to move some of their channels from pay to free television, after regulatory agency Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) said it thought the market for advertising was…
Rank this Week: 26

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 420

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 280

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/
  • Mar 31

    In which Mootness acknowledges its obsolescence....

    In which Mootness acknowledges its obsolescence....
    You have, I'm sure, heard the chill winds blowing through the dusty streets of the Mootness blog. Noted the tumbleweeds rolling by. Heard the cockroaches scurry over the floorboards of a place where good people once laughed and loved. Seen…
  • Feb 13

    Michigan Peeps: Help Me

    Michigan Peeps: Help Me
    Does anyone have results for the 2007 State of Michigan Moot Court Competition? I've got some info regarding previous competitions, but not the most recent one.
  • Jan 31

    Live from the National Moot Court Competition

    Live from the National Moot Court Competition
    A quick & dirty post on a just-completed tournament: Winner & Best Oral Advocate: Chicago-Kent College of LawRunner-up & 2nd-Best Oral Advocate: University of ColoradoBest Brief: University of California, Davis The other semifinalist teams…
Rank this Week: 1017

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Jul 29

    All My Videos: Constitutional Law, Section 1983 and SCOTUS

    All My Videos: Constitutional Law, Section 1983 and SCOTUS
    My videos–some lengthy, some relatively brief–on constitutional law (including the First and Second Amendments), section 1983 and the Supreme Court, are now available in one place on Youtube right here:…
  • Jul 11

    Recent Post-Iqbal Supervisory Liability Decisions in the Circuit

    Recent Post-Iqbal Supervisory Liability Decisions in the Circuit
    I blogged on September 7, 2012, and on July 29, 2013, about post-Iqbal pleading decisions in the circuits. This past year, I was, as usual, preparing the annual update for my treatise, CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES LITIGATION: THE LAW OF…
  • Jun 19

    Lane v. Franks: New Supreme Court Public Employee Free Speech Decision

    Lane v. Franks: New Supreme Court Public Employee Free Speech Decision
    Lane v. Franks: New Public Employee Free Speech Decision The Supreme Court, on June 19, 2014, handed down an important public employee free speech decision in Lane v. Franks (PDF), No. 13-483. The Court unanimously held, in an opinion by…
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Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1020

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jul 17

    Think Before You Sue

    Think Before You Sue
    Many persons turn to the courts as a remedy where they feel aggrieved or wronged. Before making the decision to pursue litigation, there are several factors that you should consider. The first step is to identify what type of action that you…
  • Jul 17

    Copyright And Carnival In Focu

    Copyright And Carnival In Focu
    The Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office and the National Carnival Commission hosted a national seminar on 16th and 17th July, 2014 on the issue of ‘Copyright in the Carnival Industry‘. The feature speakers at the…
  • Jun 9

    The Rights of a Performing Artiste

    The Rights of a Performing Artiste
    Students of the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic were each given the opportunity to write an article for the he “Law Made Simple” column in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. These topics ranged from…
Rank this Week: 4120

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/
  • Jul 31

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The New Normal: How the Definition of Disease Impacts Enhancement, The Neuroethics Blog In The Popular Press: Smart and Smarter Drugs, Mosaic This Blood Test Can Predict Suicide Risk, Scientists Say,…
  • Jul 29

    "The Comparative Advantages of Brain-Based Lie Detection: The P300 Concealed Information Test and Pre-Trial Bargaining"

    "The Comparative Advantages of Brain-Based Lie Detection: The P300 Concealed Information Test and Pre-Trial Bargaining"
    See the piece here by John Danaher, forthcoming in the International Journal of Evidence and Proof: Abstract The lie detector test has long been treated with suspicion by the law. Recently, several authors have called this suspicion into…
  • Jul 24

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Trouble With Brain Science, New York Times Opinion Pages In The Popular Press: Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw? National Public Radio Shots Blog Smarter than a…
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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/
  • Jul 14

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 8: Recap) [final installment; mostly photos!]

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 8: Recap) [final installment; mostly photos!]
    Ok, 4 more days till the 2014 meet opens. Here's the final look back at last year's highlights. (click on any Highlight # to see related post) Highlight # 1 Will Take Charge, winning the Travers (click to enlarge any photo) Willie (center)…
  • Jul 13

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 7: The Humans)

    Saratoga Highlights--2013 (Part 7: The Humans)
    Just 5 more days--this coming Friday--opening day of the Saratoga 2014 meet. Season seats and admission passes in hand, I'm ready. So is the Capital Region. Exciting! Let's wind up last year's highlights with a few humans who made their…
  • Jul 8

    Supreme Court, 2013-14 Term: Quick Recap (Part 3: a few more cases)

    Supreme Court, 2013-14 Term: Quick Recap (Part 3: a few more cases)
    To conclude this series, here are 3 additional significant decisions--one that I should have included in part 1, and two others that don't fit very well in either part 1 or 2. Free Speech McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission--Campaign…
Rank this Week: 1846

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/
  • Jul 31

    Justice Entrepreneurs Project

    Justice Entrepreneurs Project
    With my background in nonprofit law, I get to know our public interest students pretty well - I'm sure many of you have the same experience. Here in West Virginia, we also have a very strong need for attorneys who...
  • Jul 30

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Isn't Happy with EO but the Form 1023 EZ Isn't the Answer

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Isn't Happy with EO but the Form 1023 EZ Isn't the Answer
    On July 16, the National Taxpayer Advocate released its mid-year report to Congress. The IRS release is here and the report itself is here. Given all that has occurred in the last year in EO, I suppose it is not...
  • Jul 29

    Love from the ABA's The Tax Lawyer (x2!)

    Love from the ABA's The Tax Lawyer (x2!)
    The spring volume of the ABA Tax Section's scholarly journal, The Tax Lawyer (67 The Tax Lawyer 517(2014)), has not one BUT TWO articles on charitable tax issues: Reforming the Taxation of Exempt Organizations and Their Patrons by David S....
Rank this Week: 525

Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

Stories from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?
    Last week, students at Berkeley Law received a series of emails from the Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee announcing four candidate visits to campus in the coming days.This afternoon students received an email from a "Berkeley Law Dean…
  • Jan 23

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
  • Oct 3

    Surprise, Surprise

    Surprise, Surprise
    Today 1Ls at Boalt Hall found a little surprise on their chairs in the form of drink and verse as they arrived for their morning classes. Small bottles of liquor and a poem (image below) awaited them on their chairs courtesy of the mysterious…
Rank this Week: 2123

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 1

    Guest Post: The Use of Human Shields and International Criminal Law

    Guest Post: The Use of Human Shields and International Criminal Law
    by Tali Kolesov Har-Oz and Ori Pomson [Ori Pomson and Tali Kolesov Har-Oz are both teaching assistants and LL.B. candidates at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law Faculty.]  Introduction The recent hostilities between Israel and…
  • Aug 1

    When does the Combatant’s Privilege Apply?

    When does the Combatant’s Privilege Apply?
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Under any view, the privilege of combatancy is key to the basic architecture of the law of war. It stands at the fault line between domestic criminal law and International Humanitarian Law, between…
  • Aug 1

    Emerging Voices: The Preliminary Examinations in Iraq: A Net Loss for the ICC’s Political Capital

    Emerging Voices: The Preliminary Examinations in Iraq: A Net Loss for the ICC’s Political Capital
    by David Benger by David Benger [David Benger is the Course Assistant for the Brandeis University in The Hague intensive summer school in International Criminal Law. He may be reached at dabenger [at] gmail [dot] com.] The International…
Rank this Week: 118

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Jul 14

    Independence declaration

    Independence declaration
    There’s a new sub-genre of blog-posts appearing — the independence declarations of academics.  Some great ones out there — see Malcolm Combes and Peter Matthews — engaging, wide-ranging and better argued than…
  • Jul 14

    ILEC 2014: Summary thought

    ILEC 2014: Summary thought
    My thanks to Nigel Duncan and Andy Boone for organising ILEC.  It’s a difficult conference to map out because it’s so wide-ranging in its remit.  That it succeeded is down not just to Nigel and Andy’s hard work and…
  • Jul 14

    ILEC 2014, Session 7

    ILEC 2014, Session 7
    Third and final day of ILEC.  I’m attending a session on Ethics Culture.  First up, Marnie Prasad and Mary-Rose Russell, from Auckland University of Technology Law School, on the ‘Professional and ethical challenges for…
Rank this Week: 3182

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: 3580

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: 205

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: 595

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/
  • Jul 31

    Berkeley Memorial to Dan Markel

    Berkeley Memorial to Dan Markel
    Yesterday, a few of us got together in Berkeley to remember Dan and share stories about how he touched our lives. Some of us knew him from the Harvard days and some of us later, as a professor, a thinker, and mostly--an amazing organizer and…
  • Jul 31

    SEALS

    SEALS
    For everyone headed to SEALS on Amelia Island beginning Friday, a reminder of two upcoming events (in addition to everything on the Program): The first MarkelFest!, co-sponsored by PrawfsBlawg and CoOp, on Saturday, August 2, from 8:30-? in…
  • Jul 28

    Bay Area Memorial

    Bay Area Memorial
    Jonathan Simon, Malcolm Feeley, and Ashley Rubin have organized a small Bay Area gathering for Dan's friends at 4:30 p.m., this Wednesday, July 30, at Berkeley Law. You can email Jonathan (jsimon@law.berkeley.edu) or Malcolm…
Rank this Week: 10

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: 2151

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 1

    Regulating Political Intelligence

    Regulating Political Intelligence
    Donna Nagy and Richard Painter have a very insightful new article on the political intelligence issue. Plugging Leaks and Lowering Levees in the Federal Government: Practical Solutions for Securities... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jul 31

    The Argentine Debt Litigation

    The Argentine Debt Litigation
    Alison Frankel has a very insightful post about how the looking Argentine debt default illustrates the limits of US courts to manage sovereign debt litigation: ... the hedge fund litigation with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 30

    Will the NLRB's McDonald's Decision Affect How We Teach Agency Law?

    Will the NLRB's McDonald's Decision Affect How We Teach Agency Law?
    The agency chapter of the Business Associations casebook I co-author with Bill Klein and Mark Ramseyer relies heavily on cases involving franchise relationships. Is the franchisee an agent of 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 1

    Aspen Moves to Cut Out Bookstores With Casebook Connect

    Aspen Moves to Cut Out Bookstores With Casebook Connect
    Josh Blackman follows the money: In my last post on #AspenGate, I noted that there were two versions of the 8th Edition of Dukeminier for sale: the traditional print version that you can keep ($223 with the ISBN of 9781454851363)...
  • Aug 1

    Top SSRN Download

    Top SSRN Download
    In honor of the beginning of the month, here are the most downloaded property articles on SSRN over the last 60 days: 1. [188 downloads] How to Do Things with Hohfeld Pierre Schlag (Colorado) 2. [169 downloads] O'Reilly v. Morse...
  • Jul 31

    Map of the Day: Share of Adults with Debt in Collection

    Map of the Day: Share of Adults with Debt in Collection
    When it comes to debt in collections, not all regions of the country are equal. As the map above shows, there are "great regional differences and geographic concentrations of debt in collections." New England – Connecticut, Maine,…
Rank this Week: 268