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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: 3051

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: 2839

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: 1261

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1915

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Mar 30

    Using an iPad in the Law School Classroom

    Using an iPad in the Law School Classroom
    When the iPad was announced by Steve Jobs in January of 2010, readers of this blog probably won't be surprised that I started trying to think of ways to use it in the law school classroom. But mostly I came...
  • Mar 30

    Flipboard Magazine for Law School 2.0

    Flipboard Magazine for Law School 2.0
    Are you a user of Flipboard's magazine app? If so, you might be interested to subscribe to the Law School 2.0 magazine that I have created in Flipboard. It is designed to be a curated stream of articles and blog...
  • Dec 27

    AALS 2014 Presentation "Erasing Boundaries"

    AALS 2014 Presentation "Erasing Boundaries"
    At the AALS 2014 Conference, at one of two sessions sponsored by the Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research Section, I will be moderating a panel discussion entitled "Erasing Boundaries: Inter-School Collaboration and Its Pedagogical…
Rank this Week: 3982

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

By Rebecca Flanagan and Assistant Dean Amy Jarmon.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Apr 15

    Job Posting: Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, Cal Western

    Job Posting: Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, Cal Western
    Our dear friend Marilyn Scheininger is retiring. Her position at CalWestern is opening up. Please be sure to wish Marilyn well on her journeys; she has been a wonderful friend and colleague to so many people in ASP, and her...
  • Apr 15

    Enrollments, Profiles, and Projection

    Enrollments, Profiles, and Projection
    I wanted to draw everyone's attention to two postings by Jerry Organ on The Legal Whiteboard. Rodney Fong at University of San Francisco School of Law brought the first post to my attention, and then I noticed the second post...
  • Apr 14

    Life Versus Television

    Life Versus Television
    The drama! The tears! The gnashing of teeth! Just another day at law school where students are reacting to the latest round of mid-term grades, a last-minute change in a course syllabus, newly scheduled make-up classes, or switched sides…
Rank this Week: 518

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: 2737

Law Student Bloggers

Law Student Bloggers

A blog written by University of Chicago Law School students

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 4751

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/
  • Apr 15

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Today is the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. The New York Times gives us an update on Dzhokar Tsarnaev and the ongoing preparations for his November trial. The search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight went underwater…
  • Apr 15

    4/15 Motions Session #3: What Sorts of Evidence, Part Two (And a Recess)

    4/15 Motions Session #3: What Sorts of Evidence, Part Two (And a Recess)
    Break being over, Cheryl Bormann picks up her thread: the conflict between absurdly strict secrecy controls and her own obligations to her client. Bin Attash is angry these days, she says, because he must (among other things) needlessly wait…
  • Apr 15

    4/15 Motions Session #2: What Sorts of Evidence, Part One

    4/15 Motions Session #2: What Sorts of Evidence, Part One
    Our recess concludes; the action resumes. KSM lawyer David Nevin begins the defense’s remarks on possible evidence it might offer to support of AE292—a motion alleging inappropriate FBI contacts with a defense security officer…
Rank this Week: 318

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/
  • Apr 15

    Gregory C. Sisk & Ellen L. Yee, "Lawyer Advertising in Iowa after 2012"

    Gregory C. Sisk & Ellen L. Yee, "Lawyer Advertising in Iowa after 2012"
    Article. Abstract: Although long having a reputation for imposing the most restrictive rules in the nation on lawyer advertising, Iowa gradually removed most of these restrictions over the decades. Until 2013, however, there were notable…
  • Apr 15

    The new "Behavioral Legal Ethics Blog"

    The new "Behavioral Legal Ethics Blog"
    I'm glad to announce that the Behavioral Legal Ethics blog is up and running. Here's the announcement: At the recent conference on Psychology and Lawyering at UNLV Law School, many of us discussed our common interest in how behavioral…
  • Apr 14

    Blog Ranking

    Blog Ranking
    I'm delighted to see that Legal Ethics Forum is one of the top 40 most commonly viewed law professor blogs, with over 250,000 page views in 2013 (an increase of over 30% from the prior year). John Steele deserves a...
Rank this Week: 565

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    A Final Post on Tax Day

    A Final Post on Tax Day
    "The New Man on the Job" (LC)Former Guest Blogger Ajay Mehrotra's op-ed: The Lost Promise of Progressive Taxes.
  • Apr 15

    Kellogg on Holmes on the Syllogism

    Kellogg on Holmes on the Syllogism
    This one looks fascinating, especially for fans of The Metaphysical Club.  Frederic R. Kellogg, George Washington University, has posted The Social Dimension of Legal Induction: The Problem of Legal Similarity and the Process of…
  • Apr 15

    Krakoff, "Constitutional Concern, Membership, and Race"

    Krakoff, "Constitutional Concern, Membership, and Race"
    Sarah Krakoff (University of Colorado Law School) has posted "Constitutional Concern, Membership, and Race," which is forthcoming in the Florida International Law Review (2014). Here's the abstract: American Indian Tribes in the United…
Rank this Week: 124

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

By Professors S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch and Jeffrey M. Lipshaw.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Apr 15

    Dru Stevenson on being Against Confidentiality

    Dru Stevenson on being Against Confidentiality
    Two points to make about confidentiality, just as all us ethics profs are about to (spoiler alert) examine on it. One is that I note that there is an interesting article in the current Litigation magazine (the ABA's journal by...
  • Apr 15

    Prosecution May Proceed

    Prosecution May Proceed
    The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department has denied a writ of prohibition seeking to stay prosecution by the New York City District Attorney In this action for a writ of prohibition directing the DA to stay...
  • Apr 15

    "An Astonishing Amount Of Money"

    "An Astonishing Amount Of Money"
    The Illinois Review Board agreed with a Hearing Board's sanction proposal and has recommended disbarment of an attorney The Respondent deliberately took, for personal purposes, over $600,000 from funds he was obligated to hold for the benefit…
Rank this Week: 413

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/
  • Apr 15

    Areheart on the Internet and Access for Persons with Disabilitie

    Areheart on the Internet and Access for Persons with Disabilitie
    Bradley A. Areheart (University of Tennessee College of Law) & Michael Stein (William & Mary Law School; Harvard Law School) have posted Integrating the Internet (George Washington Law Review, Vol. 83, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Apr 15

    Bassok on Constitutional Identity & the Supreme Court

    Bassok on Constitutional Identity & the Supreme Court
    Or Bassok (SUNY Buffalo Law School) has posted The Court Cannot Hold (Journal of Law and Politics, Vol. 30, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In recent decades the American Supreme Court has been struggling with two main issues:...
  • Apr 15

    Pfander & Birk on Article III & Ex Parte Proceeding

    Pfander & Birk on Article III & Ex Parte Proceeding
    James E. Pfander and Daniel D. Birk (Northwestern University School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law) have posted Article III Judicial Power, the Adverse-Party Requirement, and Non-Contentious Jurisdiction (Yale Law Journal,…
Rank this Week: 60

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

By Professors Nancy Soonpaa, Sue Liemer, Coleen M. Barger and Mark E. Wojcik.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 15

    Don't over-argue your case

    Don't over-argue your case
    U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois recently advised lawyers to winnow their arguments down to the most effective ones. His article in the winter issue of Litigation quotes Judge Richard Prosser to…
  • Apr 12

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing
    In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article titled "Bad Writing and Bad Thinking," author Rachel Toor argues that some problems with students’ writing arise from their belief that they must write like others in their…
  • Apr 9

    A new book raises provocative points about legal writing

    A new book raises provocative points about legal writing
    Southern California lawyer William Domnarski raises some provocative points about legal writing in his new book, Swimming in Deep Water: Lawyers, Judges, and Our Troubled Legal Profession, published by the ABA. In an essay titled Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 158

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: 2466

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/
  • Apr 15

    Marx was right, part 211

    Marx was right, part 211
    From a new paper by two political scientists: Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and…
  • Apr 15

    Interesting case of an ASU professor (not philosophy) fired for sexual harassment and retaliation

    Interesting case of an ASU professor (not philosophy) fired for sexual harassment and retaliation
    Interesting story here. (Thanks to Robert McGarvey for the pointer.)
  • Apr 15

    Pigliucci from Lehman to City College

    Pigliucci from Lehman to City College
    Massimo Pigliucci (philosophy of science), Professor of Philosophy at Lehman College, has accepted the K.D. Irani Professorship in Philosophy at City College. He will continue to be part of the faculty at the Graduate Center of the City…
Rank this Week: 333

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/
  • Apr 7

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie
    Since 1985, Wisconsin’s seven largest cities have followed markedly different paths in their rates of reported violent crime.  Two, Waukesha and Appleton, have consistently had lower rates than the state as a whole, while two…
  • Mar 31

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”
    Preoccupied by a couple of other projects, I’ve fallen behind in my blogging.  However, I’m pleased to report that one project is now complete and posted on SSRN (available here).  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock…
  • Feb 22

    Violence in the Heartland, Part IV–The Biggest Losers (and Gainers)

    Violence in the Heartland, Part IV–The Biggest Losers (and Gainers)
    Among the eleven biggest Midwestern cities, Chicago has experienced the largest drop in homicide rates over the past quarter-century, while Cincinnati has experienced the largest increase.  The other nine cities are scattered between the…
Rank this Week: 1124

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

By Professors Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 10

    Bouchard confirmed

    Bouchard confirmed
    Yesterday, the Delaware Senate confirmed Andre Bouchard as the next Chancellor to replace Leo Strine who is now Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. Next up on the Delaware judicial merry go round, nominating a replacement for Justice…
  • Apr 9

    "Everything is awesome!"

    "Everything is awesome!"
    Comcast-TWC filed their application and public interest statement for review by the FCC yesterday. Let me summarize for you - "Everything is awesome!" Comcast assures us that competition has increased in recent years. That's funny,…
  • Apr 9

    The Unacquired

    The Unacquired
    You've heard of the acqui-hire -- the acquisition where the real goal is not to buy the company or its products but to get access to its real value, its people. But, but...what if your company gets acqui-hired and everyone...
Rank this Week: 65

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
  • Apr 4

    Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Setting the abstract idea goalpost

    Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Setting the abstract idea goalpost
    This week, the Court heard oral arguments in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank. There are lots of writeups, and I, of course, prefer the one that quotes me. For that reason, I’m going to skip a lot of the detail. … Continue reading…
  • Apr 1

    Google Files Cert. Petition in Street View Case

    Google Files Cert. Petition in Street View Case
    I noted back in October that Google had hired “noted Supreme Court advocate Seth Waxman” as it was preparing its petition for rehearing in the Street View case, “indicating perhaps how far they intend to take this.”…
  • Mar 25

    Schneier on the NSA, Google, Facebook Connection But What About Phones?

    Schneier on the NSA, Google, Facebook Connection But What About Phones?
    Bruce Schneier argues that we should not be fooled by Google, Facebook, and other companies that decry the recent NSA data grabs, because the nature of the Internet is surveillance; but what about phone companies? The press has jumped on…
Rank this Week: 429

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/
  • Mar 31

    Zimmerman on Presidential and Corporate Settlement

    Zimmerman on Presidential and Corporate Settlement
    Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I rapped at ya. I am passing along two recent, and very interesting, papers by Adam Zimmerman of Loyola. The first concerns presidential settlements and is entitled, oddly enough, "Presidential…
  • Mar 23

    2014 Vancouver Summer Law Program and Global Tort Litigation Course

    2014 Vancouver Summer Law Program and Global Tort Litigation Course
    I'm serving as Co-Director of Southwestern Law School's 2014 Vancouver Summer Law Program, which is offered in collaboration with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law and the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and…
  • Mar 14

    BP Loses 5th Circuit Appeal - Class Action Settlement Stand

    BP Loses 5th Circuit Appeal - Class Action Settlement Stand
    In a decision issued on March 3, the Fifth Circuit held that BP must stick to the settlement it signed on to, even if it doesn't like any longer the broad approach to compensation it once agreed to. As Professor...
Rank this Week: 1161

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/
  • Apr 14

    Can a Dead Person Be a Dependent?

    Can a Dead Person Be a Dependent?
    As the April 15 deadline approaches, it seems appropriate to take a look at one of the more “interesting” attempts at a tax deduction to have come to my attention. In a series of 13 Crazy Tax Deductions, one described the attempt…
  • Apr 11

    More Tax Color

    More Tax Color
    On Wednesday, in The Colors of Making and Taking, I noted the correlation between states that pay in fewer federal tax dollars than they take out in federal expenditures and the tax policy philosophy of those states as indicated by their…
  • Apr 10

    Can a Dead Person Be a Dependent?

    Can a Dead Person Be a Dependent?
    As the April 15 deadline approaches, it seems appropriate to take a look at one of the more “interesting” attempts at a tax deduction to have come to my attention. In a series of 13 Crazy Tax Deductions, one described the attempt…
Rank this Week: 1985

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Louisiana State University Law Professor Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case
    U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola has asked the Electronic Frontier Foundation to serve as amicus curiae in a case involving the federal government's request for the disclosure of historic cell site location information (CLSI). The judge…
Rank this Week: 13

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Apr 15

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
  • Apr 15

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet?

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet?
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
  • Apr 10

    Intelligence Gathering and the Unowned Internet

    Intelligence Gathering and the Unowned Internet
    The long-term viability of an unowned, open Internet remains in question. Any analysis of where the Internet is headed as a protocol and a platform must take into account the activities of both public and private entities that see the…
Rank this Week: 538

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 222

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: 1593

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Apr 8

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution: Some Recent Decisions (IV)

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution: Some Recent Decisions (IV)
    I blogged on Sept. 11, 2009, about the basic elements of so-called section 1983 “malicious prosecution” claims. I then blogged on 9-8-11, 9-26-11 and 8-7-13 about section 1983 malicious prosecution cases in the circuits. What…
  • Mar 24

    The 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983

    The 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983
    I would like to invite readers to attend my 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983, to be held at Chicago-Kent on Thursday and Friday, April 24-25, 2014. This national two-day conference, heading into its fourth decade, features expert…
  • Mar 13

    Law Professors’ Amicus Brief in Lane v. Frank

    Law Professors’ Amicus Brief in Lane v. Frank
    I blogged on January 20, 2014, about the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Lane v. Franks, a potentially significant First Amendment public employee free speech case in which a public employee was allegedly terminated because of…
Rank this Week: 1611

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: 852

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Apr 7

    Medical Negligence Explained

    Medical Negligence Explained
    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…
  • Mar 17

    Equal Opportunity in the Workplace

    Equal Opportunity in the Workplace
    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…
  • Feb 24

    Drinking, Driving and the Law

    Drinking, Driving and the Law
    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: 2348

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/
  • Apr 16

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency"

    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency"
    "Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency" by Ezio Di Nucci has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract I show that Pickard’s argument against the irresistibility of addiction fails because her proposed dilemma,…
  • Apr 14

    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey"

    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey"
    "Clinicians’ Attitudes toward Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: A Survey" by Michele Farisco, et al., has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Notwithstanding fundamental methodological advancements,…
  • Apr 11

    " Painful Disparities, Painful Realities"

    " Painful Disparities, Painful Realities"
    Recently posted to SSRN (and published as a Univeristy of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper): "Painful Disparities, Painful Realities" AMANDA C. PUSTILNIK, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Legal doctrines and…
Rank this Week: 712

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/
Rank this Week: 4432

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. By Professors David A. Brennan and Darryll K. Jones.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Apr 15

    Interesting Source Documents re: 501(c)(4) application for exemption

    Interesting Source Documents re: 501(c)(4) application for exemption
    One of the few beneficial effects of the faux scandal regarding the IRS' treatment of 501(c)(4) entities is likely to be public access to lots of stuff that would otherwise not be accessible. Stuff that might be useful for someone...
  • Apr 15

    Nonprofit Finance Fund: State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

    Nonprofit Finance Fund: State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey
    New York – April 7, 2014– The economic recovery is not offering signs of relief for the nonprofit sector, and many organizations are now looking to new models of funding, according to the results of the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2014...
  • Apr 10

    Did Nonprofit Law Prof Blog Precipitate IRS Scrutiny of (c)(4) political activity?

    Did Nonprofit Law Prof Blog Precipitate IRS Scrutiny of (c)(4) political activity?
    Most certainly not. But on page 31 (and appendix 15) of Darrell Issa's report, "Lois Lerner's Involvement in the IRS Targeting of Tax-Exempt Organizations," the staff authors cite an email exchange between Policy and EO regarding…
Rank this Week: 802

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…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 15

    Disaster Displacement: Gaps in International Norm

    Disaster Displacement: Gaps in International Norm
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon There is an interesting interview with Professor Walter Kahlin, former Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, on disaster displacement over at the…
  • Apr 15

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 60 people in an attack on a village in northeast…
  • Apr 14

    Now in Paperback: The Oxford Guide to Treatie

    Now in Paperback: The Oxford Guide to Treatie
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis Just a quick note to flag for interested readers that Oxford has released a paperback version of my book, The Oxford Guide to Treaties.  Happily, it is significantly cheaper than the hardback…
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Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Apr 15

    BILETA Conference 2014, UEA

    BILETA Conference 2014, UEA
    Am liveblogging the BILETA 2014 conference at the University of East Anglia.  I missed last year’s Liverpool conference, so it’s great to be here amongst BILETA colleagues again.  Multiple streams, so can only…
  • Apr 2

    Parables, climbing & King Lear

    Parables, climbing & King Lear
    Check out the discussion over at Kris Greave’s PLT Educators Australasia LinkedIn forum on personal opinions in teaching & learning which somehow ended up with theological exegesis, a video of the astonishing Ueli Steck and King…
  • Mar 23

    Our data: free and open-acce

    Our data: free and open-acce
    Recently I was trawling a publisher’s website for a technology article (Springer, since you ask), with no-access pages and tariff barriers all around me, when a cheeky wee popup asked me: Would you use a data collaboration website to…
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Persuasive Authorities

Persuasive Authorities

Covers law, politics, and foreign policy by legal teachers, scholars, fellows and researchers.

http://persuasiveauthorities.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Farewell

    Farewell
    Persuasive Authorities is officially signing off. On behalf of our entire roster of contributors, I thank our readers for visiting us and interacting with us in this group blog. It has been fun, fruitful, and productive.We look forward to…
  • Feb 18

    New Law School Ranking

    New Law School Ranking
    (from Malcolm Gladwell.) The full list is available here (subscription required), but you can get a quick glimpse of them here.
  • Feb 14

    Women’s quota in major enterprise

    Women’s quota in major enterprise
    These days, in Germany there is a lively discussion about women’s quota in major enterprises. The facts are clear: in most German businesses, especially in leadership positions, women are still underrepresented. Only 13 percent of the…
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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...
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Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
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PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Apr 15

    A (Limited) Defense of Saving Players for "Crunch Time"

    A (Limited) Defense of Saving Players for "Crunch Time"
    If you love sports and you’re interested in empirical methodology, the last ten-plus years (call it the Moneyball Era) have been very good indeed. The increase in attention to statistical studies of sports has grown a ton (though of course…
  • Apr 15

    What should every lawyer know?

    What should every lawyer know?
    It is schedule-selecting time again, particularly for 1Ls trying to map out the next two years. A colleague proposed a different way of thinking of this: Lawyers, as Tocqueville's American aristocracy, should have some core base of legal…
  • Apr 14

    We're Number 8! We're Number 8!

    We're Number 8! We're Number 8!
    Congrats to our blogmaster Dan for not only hitting the ninth anniversary at Prawfs (willow/pottery or leather gifts, please), but also hitting eighth in the Caron law prof blog traffic rankings, with almost two million page views As I…
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Products Liability Prof Blog

Products Liability Prof Blog

By William Mitchell College of Law Professor J. David Prince, Professor Michael K. Steenson and Professor Kenneth Ross.

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…
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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 15

    Orin Kerr spanks Erwin Chemerinsky and Carrie Menkel-Meadow

    Orin Kerr spanks Erwin Chemerinsky and Carrie Menkel-Meadow
    Kerr exposes the absurdity of Chemerinsky and Menkel-Meadow's NY Times op-ed on law school "reform." I understand that Chemerinsky needs to justify the utterly unnecessary law school he started, but... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 15

    Memo to law faculty, Say it with roses, say it with mink, but ....

    Memo to law faculty, Say it with roses, say it with mink, but ....
    Apparently Robert Illig has set off quite a kefuffle at the University of Oregon law school: Several members of the law school email lists (which included staff, secretaries etc.) have forwarded... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Apr 15

    Conflict minerals disclosure and the constitutionality of compelled speech

    Conflict minerals disclosure and the constitutionality of compelled speech
    Jonathan Adler weighs in: In an opinion by Judge Raymond Randolph (joined by Judge David Sentelle), the court concluded that compelled disclosures of commercial information are subject to the same... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

By Professors D. Benjamin Barros and Alfred L. Brophy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 15

    Renting is Expensive . . .

    Renting is Expensive . . .
    . . . and appears to be getting even more so: Nationally, half of all renters are now spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a comprehensive Harvard study, up from 38 percent of renters...
  • Apr 15

    The New York Times Covers Gentrification

    The New York Times Covers Gentrification
    The New York Times' Room For Debate series recently covered the pros and cons of gentrification. Law professors were represented by Wisconsin's Lisa Alexander: Urban centers with significant subsidized and rent-restricted affordable housing…
  • Apr 14

    PennLaw: Property Rights in South Asia

    PennLaw: Property Rights in South Asia
    The PennLaw is hosting an upcoming two-day workshop to explore property law regimes in South Asian societies. While the full conference papers aren't yet available, it's worth checking out the very interesting paper abstracts that are posted.…
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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/
  • Apr 15

    Conscience & Conviction

    Conscience & Conviction
    The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959.This is one of several Rockwell paintings that can serve more or less as a civics lesson (cf. the 1964 painting, The…
  • Apr 4

    Prosoche in the Daily Life a Salonnière in the French Enlightenment

    Prosoche in the Daily Life a Salonnière in the French Enlightenment
    With the Enlightenment, the very way conversation was thought about changed; it no longer dealt only with the aesthetic preoccupations of a privileged elite but now addressed the basic problems of the new culture. The spoken word had to …
  • Mar 25

    Words of law

    Words of law
    With apologies to The Mamas and the Papas: Words of law, soft and tender,Won't win a court's heart any more.Cite the canons, then you must send lawSomewhere where it’s never been before.Worn out phrases and longing gazesWon't get you…
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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    PUBLICATION SCHEDULE: LOOK FOR THE NEXT NEW POSTINGS ON RELIGION CLAUSE ON THURSDAY MORNING

    PUBLICATION SCHEDULE: LOOK FOR THE NEXT NEW POSTINGS ON RELIGION CLAUSE ON THURSDAY MORNING
  • Apr 14

    President Sends Passover Greeting

    President Sends Passover Greeting
    The White House issued a statement from the President (full text) today sending greetings from himself and Michelle to all those celebrating Passover. Passover begins this evening.  Mr. Obama announced that, as in past years of his…
  • Apr 14

    President Hosts Easter Prayer Breakfast

    President Hosts Easter Prayer Breakfast
    This morning, President Obama hosted religious leaders at the White House for his 5th annual Easter Prayer Breakfast marking the beginning of Holy Week. (Press release and video of remarks).  He began his remarks (full text) by speaking…
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religiousleftlaw

religiousleftlaw

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/
  • Apr 15

    Group Libel and the Crime of Poverty

    Group Libel and the Crime of Poverty
    In reviewing The Divided by Matt Taibbi in the Sunday New York Times Book Review, Timothy Noah makes the remark that poverty is being criminalized in the United States. He refers to the way that poor people are being treated on the streets,…
  • Apr 9

    A Joyous Welcome: The Baptism of Umma Azul

    A Joyous Welcome: The Baptism of Umma Azul
    Welcoming -- the sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church is the sacrament of welcoming. The child is presented to the Church, the community of believers, usually by the parents. The priest calls upon the parents, the godparents, and the…
  • Apr 4

    Should We Legalize Political Bribery?

    Should We Legalize Political Bribery?
    In fact, the Supreme Court in Citizens United and McCutcheon maintains that protection for some forms of political bribery is constitutionally required. The Court in Citizens United said that “The fact that speakers may have influence…
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Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By CUNY School of Law Professor Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Apr 7

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion

    With Loss of Abortion Clinics, Women Resort to Self-Induced Abortion
    The Huffington Post: The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion, by Laura Bassett: . . . The proliferation of well-trained, regulated, legal abortion doctors in the last 40 years has led to "dramatic decreases in pregnancy-related injury and…
  • Apr 6

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

    Senegal Is Denying an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim
    ThinkProgress: A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Who’s Pregnant With Twins Is Being Denied An Abortion In Senegal, by Tara Culp-Ressler: A 10-year old Senegalese girl who became pregnant with twins after being raped by a neighbor is being forced to…
  • Apr 4

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child

    Mississippi Judge Throws Out Murder Charges Against Woman in Death of Stillborn Child
    ProPublica: Judge Throws Out Murder Charge in Mississippi Fetal Harm Case, by Nina Martin: The ruling means that the woman whose drug use had her facing a possible life term can at most be charged with manslaughter in the death...
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