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Law Career Blog

Law Career Blog

Covers law schools, careers in law and alternative career options for lawyers. By Professor Gregory W. Bowman.

http://law-career.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    To Everything there is a Season

    To Everything there is a Season
    Obviously it has been a while since I have posted on this blog. Why is that? I suppose it is because I have accomplished much of what I wanted to with Law Career Blog as a solo blog. I felt I had important things to say on teaching and…
  • Aug 25

    The Most Important Day of Cla

    The Most Important Day of Cla
    Last week was my first week of classes for the 2008-2009 academic year, and I was all ready to write a post called "The Most Important Day of Class." The whole premise was that the first day of class is the most important day of class for…
  • Aug 10

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty
    There was an interesting post on the Law Librarian Blog this week concerning the benefits of senior, junior, and adjunct faculty in the classroom. The post can be linked to here. This is a subject that interests me greatly, and readers will…
Rank this Week: 1736

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/
  • Feb 6

    Would Receivership Be Appropriate for a Failing and Malfeasant Law School?

    Would Receivership Be Appropriate for a Failing and Malfeasant Law School?
    [by Rick Bales; this is a cross-post from today's op-ed at TaxProf Blog] As has been much-described elsewhere, the Department of Education has, for a variety of reasons (mostly related to admitting unqualified students and low bar pass…
  • Feb 4

    How Would Nuking the Charitable Tax Deduction Affect Higher Ed (and Law Deaning)?

    How Would Nuking the Charitable Tax Deduction Affect Higher Ed (and Law Deaning)?
    [from Rick Bales] We may soon find out. According to Forbes (Ashlea Ebeling , This May Be The Last Year You Get A Charitable Tax Deduction), via Dean Dad, the tax deduction for charitable contributions may be history. This could...
  • Nov 11

    International Association of Law School

    International Association of Law School
    IALS Annual conference, UC Hastings Law, October 27-29, 2016. One of the best opportunities I've experienced to meet legal educators who truly span the globe. rb
Rank this Week: 1921

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: 4852

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3531

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Jul 1

    The Academic Summer

    The Academic Summer
    Often people who are not teachers are amazed and envious of our mythical “summers off.” They don’t really understand why we need the time, and what we do during the summer. It seems to them, I guess, a vast expanse...
  • Feb 23

    Formative Assessment in Law School, Part II

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

    ABA Standard 314 – What is Formative Assessment?

    ABA Standard 314 – What is Formative Assessment?
    In August of 2014, after five years of study and drafting, the ABA added a new set of assessment requirements to the accreditation standards. Starting with the incoming class in the fall of 2016, ABA accredited law schools are required...
Rank this Week: 3845

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/
  • Apr 25

    Temporary Position at UC Irvine for Academic Skills Specialist

    Temporary Position at UC Irvine for Academic Skills Specialist
    UC Irvine School of Law invites applications for the position of Academic Skills Specialist. The primary function will be to assist in providing feedback to students on California bar exam essays and performance tests. It is a temporary…
  • Apr 25

    Fighting Procrastination

    Fighting Procrastination
    Is procrastination nipping at your heels? Are you delaying because it all seems overwhelming? Here are some quotes about procrastination that may give you the inspiration to get started: You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take…
  • Apr 24

    Assistant Dean of Students Position at Touro

    Assistant Dean of Students Position at Touro
    Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center Assistant Dean for Student Services Department: Touro Law Center Office of Student Services Status: Full-time Reports To: Dean of the Law Center FLSA: Exempt Supervises: Administrative Assistant I…
Rank this Week: 4189

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: 1786

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 25

    Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Trump's Executive Order on Sanctuary Citie

    Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Trump's Executive Order on Sanctuary Citie
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the enforcement of President Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities. The injunction blocks enforcement of Section…
  • Apr 25

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD) announced that former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn may have broken federal law in failing to disclose on his…
  • Apr 25

    Hoover Book Soiree, Mark Moyar's Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Force

    Hoover Book Soiree, Mark Moyar's Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Force
    The next in our series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution will take place on Wednesday, May 3, when Jack interviews Mark Moyar about his new book, Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations…
Rank this Week: 256

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 17

    SCOTUS and the Code of Judicial Conduct

    SCOTUS and the Code of Judicial Conduct
    I have an oped on CNN.com explaining why SCOTUS should adopt a Code of Judicial Conduct. Here is the gist: While Supreme Court justices obviously face the same quandaries and dilemmas as all other judges, they alone have no set...
  • Apr 9

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting
    The AALS Section on Professional Responsibility invites papers for its program “Professional Responsibility 2018 Works in Progress Workshop” at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego. Two papers will be selected from those…
  • Mar 28

    Judges, Courthouses, and C-SPAN

    Judges, Courthouses, and C-SPAN
    The Virginia Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission (JIRC) has filed a complaint against two retired judges alleging that they violated the state’s judicial ethics code by campaigning against a referendum to relocate the Augusta County…
Rank this Week: 724

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 24

    Brophy on Slavery and Jurisprudence at Washington College and VMI

    Brophy on Slavery and Jurisprudence at Washington College and VMI
    Alfred L. Brophy, University of North Carolina School of Law, has posted The Jurisprudence of Slavery, Freedom, and Union at Washington College, 1831-1861:In the thirty years leading into Civil War faculty and students at Washington College…
  • Apr 24

    Smith on the Politburo's Rule of Law Doctrine

    Smith on the Politburo's Rule of Law Doctrine
    Ewan Smith, Hertford College, University of Oxford, has posted The Rule of Law Doctrine of the Politburo:This article charts the development of CCP doctrine on the rule of law in the formative period between the Sixteenth Party Congress in…
  • Apr 24

    The Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Holocaust Collections at FDRL

    The Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Holocaust Collections at FDRL
    [We have the following announcement.] On April 24, 2017, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum formally launched the Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Holocaust Collections: A Curatorial Project -- a pathfinding initiative to…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Apr 25

    Shirvell Disbarment Order Filed

    Shirvell Disbarment Order Filed
    The order of a Michigan Tri-County Hearing Panel disbarring former assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell has been posted Based on the evidence presented by the parties at the hearings held in this matter, the hearing panel found that…
  • Apr 24

    Weeded Out

    Weeded Out
    An Illinois attorney has filed a motion for consent disbarment on these facts Movant’s admissions, copies of weed cutting liens and releases and other materials from court files relating to property tax sales, and the testimony of various…
  • Apr 24

    Paralegal License Granted Despite Domestic Violence Conviction

    Paralegal License Granted Despite Domestic Violence Conviction
    The Tribunal Hearing Division of the Law Society of Upper Canada has granted a paralegal license to an applicant convicted of domestic violence The applicant was born in India in 1971 and has been living in Canada since 1988. In...
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Apr 25

    Judges Know What 'All Due Respect' Really Means—And Other Tips From the Bench

    Judges Know What 'All Due Respect' Really Means—And Other Tips From the Bench
    The D.C. Bar blog leads us to an interview with San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow: San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow says the reputation an attorney establishes in one judge's courtroom will spread far beyond…
  • Apr 24

    10 Worst Airlines for Overbooking

    10 Worst Airlines for Overbooking
    Apropos of the recent United Air debacle: from the Conde Nast Traveler: Here's the full list of the worst airlines and their rates, in terms of oversale IDBs. According to the Department of Transportation's most recent Air Travel Consumer…
  • Apr 23

    David Dao’s Emergency Bill of Discovery

    David Dao’s Emergency Bill of Discovery
    In case you were wondering what an Emergency Bill of Discovery looks like, here is the one filed by the attorneys for David Dao, the man who was dragged off the United Air plane in Chicago. A nice classroom exercise...
Rank this Week: 409

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 25

    Newman on Majority Rights & Ethno-Cultural Diversity

    Newman on Majority Rights & Ethno-Cultural Diversity
    Dwight G. Newman (University of Saskatchewan College of Law) has posted Why Majority Rights Matter in the Context of Ethno-Cultural Diversity: The Interlinkage of Minority Rights, Indigenous Rights, and Majority Rights (Forthcoming, G.…
  • Apr 25

    Cupp on Nonhuman Animal Legal Personhood

    Cupp on Nonhuman Animal Legal Personhood
    Richard L. Cupp Jr. (Pepperdine University School of Law) has posted Litigating Nonhuman Animal Legal Personhood: Amicus Curiae Brief in Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc. v. Lavery on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The debate over nonhuman animal…
  • Apr 25

    Rosser on "Evicted" by Desmond

    Rosser on "Evicted" by Desmond
    Ezra Rosser (American University - Washington College of Law) have posted Exploiting the Poor: Housing, Markets, and Vulnerability (26 Yale Law Journal Forum 458 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Matthew Desmond provocatively claims that…
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Apr 24

    Topics for the 2018 Jessup Moot Court Competition

    Topics for the 2018 Jessup Moot Court Competition
    The International Law Students' Association announced that the topics for the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition will be: the validity of interstate arbitral awards, the capture of a marine vessel, the…
  • Apr 21

    Social Media and Legal Ethic

    Social Media and Legal Ethic
    Another presenter at the Scribes CLE program at the Oklahoma City University School of Law was attorney John Browning of Passman & Jones P.C., in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Browning is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a...
  • Apr 21

    Scribes Legal Writing CLE Program in Oklahoma

    Scribes Legal Writing CLE Program in Oklahoma
    Scribes -- The American Society of Legal Writers -- is holding its 2017 Legal Writing CLE Program today at the Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Rank this Week: 4188

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: 238

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Jul 20

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24…
  • May 12

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic

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

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

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS
    The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This works-in-progress program will…
Rank this Week: 1920

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 439

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 20

    A Win for Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Armed Robbery Cases; Additional Reform Still Needed

    A Win for Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Armed Robbery Cases; Additional Reform Still Needed
    Earlier this month, in Dean v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that federal sentencing judges retain some discretion to soften the notoriously draconian sentencing scheme of 18 U.S.C. §924(c). The statute establishes a mandatory…
  • Apr 7

    New Book on Avery Case

    New Book on Avery Case
    Hey, Making a Murderer fans, Marquette alumnus (and prolific author) Michael Cicchini has a provocative new book out on the Steven Avery case: Convicting Avery: The Bizarre Laws and Broken System behind Making a Murderer. I…
  • Mar 28

    Juvenile Court or Adult? New Research on the Consequences of the Decision

    Juvenile Court or Adult? New Research on the Consequences of the Decision
    Juvenile courts were invented at the end of the nineteenth century and spread rapidly across the U.S. Proponents argued that juvenile offenders were more readily rehabilitated than adults, and should be handled through a different court…
Rank this Week: 880

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

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

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

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

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
Rank this Week: 412

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

    What I Didn’t Know About Pittsburgh, #1

    What I Didn’t Know About Pittsburgh, #1
    Carrie Furnace and the Oakmont Country Club.  George Westinghouse and the Pittsburgh Opera. These things go in pairs – Pittsburgh’s industrial history and its contemporary arts and cultural resources.  Having written…
  • Mar 27

    Two Cheers for Copyright

    Two Cheers for Copyright
    Some people are cheering and some people are shrugging in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision last week in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands.[1] The Court held that designs for Varsity Brands’ cheerleading uniforms may be…
  • Mar 7

    Reading List: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Reading List: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Law and entrepreneurship?  Law and innovation?  Read these three pieces in a single sitting: Startups and Unmet Legal Needs (Alice Armitage, Evan Frondorf, Christopher Williams, and Robin Feldman) Abstract: To foster innovation, we…
Rank this Week: 2652

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/
  • Apr 4

    HR 985 and Congress's Judicial Mistrust

    HR 985 and Congress's Judicial Mistrust
    With everything else that's dominated the news, it's easy to place the "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act" on the back burner. But to forget that it's still an active bill (having now passed the House and pending before the...
  • Mar 17

    Zimmerman on Bellwether Settlement

    Zimmerman on Bellwether Settlement
    Adam Zimmerman has posted his new article "Bellwether Settlements" to SSRN. The abstract is below: This Article examines the use of bellwether mediation in mass litigation. Bellwether mediations are different from “bellwether…
  • Mar 3

    Litigation Reform's Legislative Prospect

    Litigation Reform's Legislative Prospect
    Bruce Kaufman, the senior legal editor at Bloomberg BNA, has written a very informative series of articles examining the prospects that the House, Senate, and President will enact wide-ranging tort and civil justice "reform"…
Rank this Week: 1553

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 24

    Tax Dollars to Finance the Wealthy? Not Necessary and Not Appropriate

    Tax Dollars to Finance the Wealthy? Not Necessary and Not Appropriate
    Seventeen months ago, in Taking and Giving Back, I wrote:It’s a familiar story. A private sector business asks for special tax breaks and taxpayer funding for an enterprise that already is extremely profitable and that will continue to…
  • Apr 21

    A Well-Intentioned But Pragmatically Unwise Tax Filing Suggestion

    A Well-Intentioned But Pragmatically Unwise Tax Filing Suggestion
    When a reader sent me an email directing my attention to this commentary I knew immediately that it was a foolish proposition that begged for a response. How did I know? The headline told me, “Let’s Make Tax Day a Month…
  • Apr 19

    What Is It With Minnesota Professors and Taxes?

    What Is It With Minnesota Professors and Taxes?
    Six years ago, in Why Teaching Isn’t Just a Matter of What One Knows or Understands, and in a follow-up post four years later, Still Puzzled Four Years After Conviction to File Income Tax Returns, I wrote about the disappointing saga of…
Rank this Week: 189

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 25

    Tenth Circuit Upholds Lower Court Ruling of Summary Judgment For University, Against Student, In First Amendment Claim Over Paper

    Tenth Circuit Upholds Lower Court Ruling of Summary Judgment For University, Against Student, In First Amendment Claim Over Paper
    The Tenth Circuit rendered an opinion on the issue of balancing a student's freedom of speech argument against the right of educators to require academic standards. In Pompeo v. Board of Regents of the University of New Mexico, the court...
  • Apr 24

    Turkey Releases Italian Journalist After 15 Days of Detention

    Turkey Releases Italian Journalist After 15 Days of Detention
    Via Newsweek, the news that Turkey has released Italian journalist Gabriele Del Grande, who was arrested on April 9, and began a hunger strike on April 18. Turkish authorities apparently arrested him because he was not allowed to be in...
  • Apr 24

    The Effects of a Wikileaks Prosecution: A Guardian Op-Ed

    The Effects of a Wikileaks Prosecution: A Guardian Op-Ed
    In an op-ed, the Guardian discusses whether a prosecution of Wikileaks for, well, leaking, is a good idea. Its conclusion is that on the whole, U.S. journalists and their readers would suffer immeasurably if the U.S. government prosecutes…
Rank this Week: 122

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

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

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • May 31

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community
    Organizations that develop open source software are often inherently fragmented and loosely-networked, which can make governance and decision-making a challenge. In addition, as the open source community grows and becomes more global, so too…
Rank this Week: 919

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 2658

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Provides competition results & news, resources & commentary about interscholastic appellate advocacy. By Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Kent Streseman.

http://mootness.typepad.com/mootness/
  • Sep 18

    Brands of food processor

    Brands of food processor
    Now, let’s talk about the brands a bit, and why it’s so important to buy the best food processor on the market to fit your needs. Food processors don’t come cheap that’s a fact. Well, good ones at least. And if you get…
  • Sep 11

    How to choose a food processor

    How to choose a food processor
    If we were to pick a single category of items in everyman’s household as the most important one, I would certainly opt for the one handling the food we eat. I’m inclined to believe you would agree with me. That’s why I…
  • Sep 6

    Quality aspects of a food processor

    Quality aspects of a food processor
    As with pretty much every product out there, best food processor is a combination of certain factors. I will point them out here for you, so you could know what to look for once you decide to hit the stores, or just order one online. So,…
Rank this Week: 863

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Apr 21

    White v. Pauly: Another Supreme Court Signal on Excessive Force and Qualified Immunity

    White v. Pauly: Another Supreme Court Signal on Excessive Force and Qualified Immunity
    In White v. Pauly,  137 S. Ct. 548 (2017)(per curiam), the Supreme Court once more strongly sent a message that police officers are to be given maximum deference when sued for damages under section 1983 and the Fourth Amendment for using…
  • Mar 29

    An Injured Public Employee Gets Past DeShaney and Collins v. City of Harker Height

    An Injured Public Employee Gets Past DeShaney and Collins v. City of Harker Height
    The DeShaney and Collins Obstacles for Injured Public Employees Seeking Section 1983 Damages A public employee who has been injured and thereby deprived of his or her constitutional rights by the employer’s failure to prevent the injury…
  • Mar 20

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago

    34th Annual Section 1983 Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago
    I don’t ordinarily advertise on my blog but here comes a commercial. IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is hosting the 34th annual Section 1983 Conference in Chicago on April 20-21, 2017. This two-day conference covers all aspects of…
Rank this Week: 4999

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
  • Mar 5

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.
    We used a friend of ours, Mike Cenatiempo, to update our wills.  Mike used to work at Shannon Gracey, which is now defunct.  We paid our bill in December 2016.  We got a "past due" notice from the defunct Shannon Gracey law…
Rank this Week: 4456

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Feb 28

    Going live: What you need to know about live streaming and the law

    Going live: What you need to know about live streaming and the law
    Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Periscope now give users the options to broadcast ‘live’ to their timeline. While this live streaming option…
  • Jan 26

    Littering, pollution and the law

    Littering, pollution and the law
    Litter can refer to anything from a cigarette butt to a bag of rubbish. All litter is unsightly and makes our local areas look untidy…
  • Dec 9

    Maintenance of children in the Magistrates Court

    Maintenance of children in the Magistrates Court
    A child is entitled to reasonable maintenance to provide for clothing, housing, dental and medical care, education and training, and, where applicable, recreation. Both parents have…
Rank this Week: 2062

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
Rank this Week: 1172

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/
  • Apr 12

    Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, RIP

    Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, RIP
    Shocking, tragic, and heartbreaking. Those are the first words that come to mind in reacting to the loss of Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam. She was an absolutely lovely person and a magnificent judge. She was loved and admired by…
  • Apr 4

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 1)

    Gorsuch--Yes, Backward and Extreme (Part 1)
    The Democrats in the Senate are right on this one. Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, is indeed backward and extreme. Not necessarily him personally--I don't know him nor do I know others who do. But to be…
  • Feb 9

    The 9th Circuit's Ruling Against Trump: An Outline

    The 9th Circuit's Ruling Against Trump: An Outline
    9th Circuit JudgesCanby, Clifton, Friedland The decision in one sentence: The Trump administration failed to show that the country was in grave danger unless the Executive Order was allowed to go into effect immediately. A step by…
Rank this Week: 536

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/
  • Apr 7

    South Carolina Contemplates Additional Reporting Requirement

    South Carolina Contemplates Additional Reporting Requirement
    South Carolina State Representative Bill Herbkersman has introduced legislation that will require some nonprofits to make more frequent and more detailed disclosures about their financials. The bill covers entities organized under the South…
  • Apr 5

    Federal Nonprofit Fraud Case Delayed

    Federal Nonprofit Fraud Case Delayed
    Nonprofit Quarterly reports on the trial of Jonathan Dunning, former CEO of Birmingham Health Care and Central Alabama Comprehensive Health. Mr. Dunning was indicted on 122 counts alleging that he shifted approximately $14 million of federal…
  • Apr 4

    Missouri Latest to Address 501(c)(4) Disclosure

    Missouri Latest to Address 501(c)(4) Disclosure
    Missouri joins the company of Illinois, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New York on a list of states whose Governors have set up nonprofit groups to help raise money for their campaigns. These nonprofits, organized as 501(c)(4)…
Rank this Week: 1167

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 25

    The Legality Surrounding the US Strikes in Syria

    The Legality Surrounding the US Strikes in Syria
    by Nancy Simons by Nancy Simons [Nancy Simons is a Belgian lawyer and serves on the International Bar Association’s Drones Task Force. Her professional background lies in international law generally. She has worked at a number of…
  • Apr 20

    Why Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention Is Illegal and Potentially Criminal

    Why Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention Is Illegal and Potentially Criminal
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I read Jennifer Trahan’s post yesterday with great interest — but not surprisingly I disagree with it. Before I get to my disagreements, though, I think it’s bizarre that we are…
  • Apr 19

    Why It Doesn’t Seem to Matter that the Syria Strikes Violated International Law

    Why It Doesn’t Seem to Matter that the Syria Strikes Violated International Law
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku Over at Vox, I have published an essay fleshing out the thoughts I first published here on the legality of the recent U.S. cruise missile attacks on Syria and the international reaction to it. President Donald…
Rank this Week: 173

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Nov 9

    Supports Open Acce

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

    The experiential photograph

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

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2
    ‘Literacies’ might suggest a basic set of competencies, one that’s highly teleological, but I mean the very opposite of it — a complex unbounded, uncertain collection of capabilities, awarenesses and moral…
Rank this Week: 3871

paulmaharg.com

paulmaharg.com

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

http://paulmaharg.com
  • Nov 9

    Supports Open Acce

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

    The experiential photograph

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

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2
    ‘Literacies’ might suggest a basic set of competencies, one that’s highly teleological, but I mean the very opposite of it — a complex unbounded, uncertain collection of capabilities, awarenesses and moral…
Rank this Week: 2322

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: 4733

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: 436

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: 312

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/
Rank this Week: 188

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: 2503

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 24

    "Corporate Directors in the UK" cracks top ten list

    "Corporate Directors in the UK" cracks top ten list
    No brag, just fact: Dear Stephen Mark Bainbridge: Your paper, "CORPORATE DIRECTORS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: LSN: Corporate Law (Topic). As of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 21

    House Dodd-Frank reform bill would sharply limit shareholder proposal

    House Dodd-Frank reform bill would sharply limit shareholder proposal
    Bloomberg Securities Regulation and Law Report advises that: House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) wants to require anyone seeking to put a proposal on the corporate ballot to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 20

    Genetic engineering humans to live on water worlds: Maybe James Blish was right after all

    Genetic engineering humans to live on water worlds: Maybe James Blish was right after all
    I saw this interesting news story: A new study published in The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society suggests that most habitable planets are wet. Like, extremely wet. Using computer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 194

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 22

    YLJ Fourm Publishes Eviction Essay

    YLJ Fourm Publishes Eviction Essay
    While at the Texas A&M University Property Schmooze in February, one book title was mentioned at least 10 times: Matthew Desmond's (Harvard) Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016). I knew of the book but, admittedly, had…
  • Apr 17

    Fellowship Opportunity with the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanitie

    Fellowship Opportunity with the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanitie
    This just in from Sarah Schindler (Maine): Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities - Call for Fellows, 2017-18 The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is pleased to…
  • Apr 13

    Tis the Season for Egg

    Tis the Season for Egg
    Dying Easter eggs with your kids always starts out as a wholesome, family fun event, yet somehow seems to always end with children in time out and parents scrubbing pastel-colored dye off of white surfaces because we never seem to...
Rank this Week: 505

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 16

    “African Arguments” series from Zed Book

    “African Arguments” series from Zed Book
     Zed Books (London) has a series of publications under the rubric, “African Arguments,” that I enthusiastically recommend to those with even the slightest interest to what has (recently) happened, is happening, and might…
  • Apr 13

    Marx, Marxists, Marxians … and (democratic) socialism

    Marx, Marxists, Marxians … and (democratic) socialism
    I do not think the following is generally true: “Economists who follow Karl Marx in adopting a labor theory of value or in other ways but do not share the political ideology of communism typically call themselves ‘Marxians’…
  • Apr 7

    Beyond Agribusiness: Toward Agroecology & Food Justice

    Beyond Agribusiness: Toward Agroecology & Food Justice
    I’ve made a fair amount of additions to this bibliography: The Sullied Science & Political Economy of Hyper-Industrial Agriculture (Or: ‘Toward Agroecology & Food Justice’). In a future post at the Agricultural Law…
Rank this Week: 1858

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    Presidential Proclamations On Yom HaShoah and Meds Yeghern

    Presidential Proclamations On Yom HaShoah and Meds Yeghern
    Yesterday, which was Yom HaShoah, President Trump signed a Proclamation (full text):ask[ing]  the people of the United States to observe the Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, April 23 through April 30, 2017, and the…
  • Apr 25

    Israel Appoints First Woman As Judge On Muslim Religious Court

    Israel Appoints First Woman As Judge On Muslim Religious Court
    Haaretz reports that Israel has for the first time in the country's history appointed a woman to serve as a judge (qadi) in a Muslim religious court.  Government appointed religious courts in Israel have jurisdiction over personal status…
  • Apr 25

    Pakistan Paper Surveys Mob Violence Following Blasphemy Accusation

    Pakistan Paper Surveys Mob Violence Following Blasphemy Accusation
    Pakistan's Express Tribune today surveys Pakistan's growing problem of mob violence following accusations of blasphemy.  There have been two such incidents in the past 11 days.  According to the paper:Between 1947 – the year…
Rank this Week: 87

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Filibuster and Our Defective Constitution

    The Filibuster and Our Defective Constitution
    So the nuclear option (eliminating the filibuster for Supreme Court appointments) has been exercised and Judge Gorsuch is now Justice Gorsuch. Most commentators now worry that the filibuster will be entirely abolished. And the betting is that…
  • Apr 17

    “African Arguments” series from Zed Book

    “African Arguments” series from Zed Book
    Books, and especially very good books, deserve as much publicity as they can garner in our world, so … Zed Books (London) has a series of publications under the rubric, “African Arguments,” that I enthusiastically recommend…
  • Apr 15

    Chocolate Easter Eggs: Cacao Farming, Commodities & Consumption

    Chocolate Easter Eggs: Cacao Farming, Commodities & Consumption
    Drying cocoa beans in rural Ghana (Photo: Elke de Buh) “Before you eat that chocolate Easter egg, think about the people who produced it” By Simran Sethi for the Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2017 Just after Valentine’s Day,…
Rank this Week: 5135