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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: 1323

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/
  • Jun 21

    [Not] Supporting Arizona

    [Not] Supporting Arizona
    [by Rick Bales] As the headline in the post immediately below points out, 3/4 of U.S. law deans supported University of Arizona Law's bid to use the GRE as an alternative to the LSAT. That does not imply support for...
  • May 5

    3/4 of Law Deans Sign Letter to LSAC Supporting U of Arizona

    3/4 of Law Deans Sign Letter to LSAC Supporting U of Arizona
    National Law Journal story here. It is not very common for that many deans to agree on pretty much anything.
  • May 2

    Should LSAC and the ABA Demand Fealty to the LSAT (or any other test)?

    Should LSAC and the ABA Demand Fealty to the LSAT (or any other test)?
    As reported by the National Law Journal, the Law School Admissions Council is contemplating expelling the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law from LSAC membership. This is in response to Arizona's decision to offer applicants the…
Rank this Week: 952

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: 785

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3438

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • 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...
  • Feb 15

    David Carr and Disruption

    David Carr and Disruption
    I have spent a lot of time today reading the work of David Carr, the NYTimes journalist who died suddenly on Thursday night at the age of 58. He did drugs in his youth, and smoked. We learned late yesterday...
Rank this Week: 3774

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/
  • Jun 30

    Brexit: Lessons in Democracy and the Rule of Law

    Brexit: Lessons in Democracy and the Rule of Law
    I am sitting in a flat in London watching one of the Brexit wrap-up news shows. As someone who teaches EU Law and Comparative Law: The English Legal System, the referendum vote and aftermath have been fascinating. I always encourage...
  • Jun 29

    Practice MBE Aftermath

    Practice MBE Aftermath
    Unlike the fear of the bar exam essay, bar studiers tend to face the practice MBE exam head on. Maybe because with multiple choice questions the correct answer is included in the answer options and one has a one in...
  • Jun 28

    Why Are Law Students Not Always Prepared for the Rigor of Law School?

    Why Are Law Students Not Always Prepared for the Rigor of Law School?
    Academic support professionals at law schools have noticed that new law students are often coming in to the study of law without the same basic study habits and critical reading and thinking skills that we would have seen previously.…
Rank this Week: 877

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: 379

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/
  • Jun 30

    Today's Headlines and Commenary

    Today's Headlines and Commenary
    While no terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack in Istanbul two days ago, senior Turkish officials told reporters the three men were nationals from Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan. In wake of Tuesday’s triple…
  • Jun 30

    Rational Security: The “BrexiTurkeyBenghazi” Edition

    Rational Security: The “BrexiTurkeyBenghazi” Edition
    How will the U.K.’s exit from the European Union affect U.S. national security? Is a terrorist attack in Turkey the inevitable result of battlefield victories against ISIS? And the gang takes on the sound and fury of the Benghazi…
  • Jun 30

    The Chinese Buy Wright USA

    The Chinese Buy Wright USA
    Earlier this month, a number of federal employees were surprised by a letter they received in the mail: a letter from their professional liability insurance provider informing them that it, Wright USA, had been acquired by a Chinese…
Rank this Week: 415

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/
Rank this Week: 237

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Brown on Penology and Colonialism

    Brown on Penology and Colonialism
    Mark Brown, Melbourne University, published Penal Power and Colonial Rule (Routledge) back in 2014. From the publisher:This book provides an account of the distinctive way in which penal power developed outside the metropolitan centre.…
  • Jun 29

    Bruinsma and others on Transnational Crime

    Bruinsma and others on Transnational Crime
    Histories of Transnational Crime (Springer, 2015) edited by Gerben Bruinsma, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, came out last year. From the publisher: Histories of Transnational Crime provides a…
  • Jun 29

    Brown on Property Ownership among Former Slave

    Brown on Property Ownership among Former Slave
    Eleanor Marie Brown, George Washington University Law School, has posted On the Evolution of Property Ownership Among Former Slaves, Newly Freedmen, which is forthcoming in the Journal of Law, Property, and Society.One might think of the…
Rank this Week: 107

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jun 30

    Living Arrangement

    Living Arrangement
    The Indiana Supreme Court has ordered a two-year suspension of an attorney convicted at trial of a number of offenses, some of which were affirmed on appeal. In the current case, Respondent and the Commission propose that Respondent receive…
  • Jun 29

    A Badly-Chosen Godfather

    A Badly-Chosen Godfather
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has disbarred a misappropriating attorney Respondent mismanaged and misappropriated $171,392 from three trust accounts for which he served as trustee, using the stolen funds to operate his law firm and to…
  • Jun 29

    Pornucopia

    Pornucopia
    An attorney's taste for child pornography led to his conviction and resulting disbarment by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department On December 29, 2004, the respondent registered with Yahoo! Groups under a…
Rank this Week: 1645

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/
  • Jun 30

    Using Visuals in the Rule Making Proce

    Using Visuals in the Rule Making Proce
    Probably most of aren’t aware that documents filed in government rulemaking proceedings frequently contain explanatory and persuasive visuals—both illustrations and short videos. In their article, Visual Rulemaking, Elizabeth G. Porter…
  • Jun 30

    Fordham Law expands its experiential learning programs with appointment of new leadership

    Fordham Law expands its experiential learning programs with appointment of new leadership
    This from the Fordham Law online news blog: Fordham’s experiential learning program expands with two new leaders and a renewed sense of innovation. Two years ago, the American Bar Association issued new standards for law schools to fulfill…
  • Jun 29

    A New “Hot Coffee” Case

    A New “Hot Coffee” Case
    Twenty years ago, a woman successfully sued McDonald’s for the injuries she suffered from a hot coffee spill. Now, Starbucks is the defendant. From aol.com According to the lawsuit, Katherine Mize claims that in 2014 a Starbucks barista…
Rank this Week: 1795

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/
  • Jun 30

    Pardo & Patterson on "Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience"

    Pardo & Patterson on "Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience"
    Michael S. Pardo and Dennis Patterson (University of Alabama School of Law and European University Institute) have posted Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of Law & Neuroscience (Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience,…
  • Jun 30

    Meyer on Subnational Action & the Trans Pacific Partnership

    Meyer on Subnational Action & the Trans Pacific Partnership
    Timothy Meyer (Vanderbilt University Law School) has posted Local Liability (95 North Carolina Law Review (2017 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: On February 4, 2016, the United States and eleven other countries signed the Trans…
  • Jun 30

    Alstott on Raising the Retirement Age

    Alstott on Raising the Retirement Age
    Anne Alstott (Yale University - Law School) has posted Raising the Retirement Age, Fairly (Chapters 6 and 7 of A NEW DEAL FOR OLD AGE, Harvard University Press, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A growing chorus of policy...
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Jun 30

    Kudos to Emory Law for a Wonderful Transactional Law & Skills Conference

    Kudos to Emory Law for a Wonderful Transactional Law & Skills Conference
    Emory Law’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice hosted the biennial conference on teaching transactional law and skills earlier this month. This year, the conference was titled “Method in the Madness: The Art and Science of Teaching…
  • Jun 25

    Famous Bench Slaps -- The 15th Anniversary of Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corp.

    Famous Bench Slaps -- The 15th Anniversary of Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corp.
    Tomorrow marks the 15th anniversary of the district court bench slap to counsel in Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corporation, 147 F. Supp. 2d 668 (S.D. Tex. 2001). Here's an excerpt from that scathing decision: Before proceeding further, the Court…
  • Jun 23

    Save the Date: 2017 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference in Washington D.C.

    Save the Date: 2017 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference in Washington D.C.
    The next Applied Legal Storytelling Conference will be held at American University Washington College of Law from July 11-13, 2017. Hat tip to LWI President Linda Berger. (mew)
Rank this Week: 871

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: 1965

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 18

    CFP: 2016 SALT Teaching Conference this Fall in Chicago!

    CFP: 2016 SALT Teaching Conference this Fall in Chicago!
    Dear colleagues: Below, please see the call for panels and papers for the 2016 Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Teaching Conference! The CFP is also available online here. Proposals are due by June 15, 2016. We look forward to...
Rank this Week: 1839

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/
  • Jun 30

    Rutgers makes bid for Penn's Guerrero (MOVING TO FRONT--UPDATED)

    Rutgers makes bid for Penn's Guerrero (MOVING TO FRONT--UPDATED)
    ORIGINALLY POSTED MAY 5, 2016 Alexander Guerrero (political and legal philosophy), who is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of Pennsylvania, has been voted a tenured offer from the Department of Philosophy…
  • Jun 30

    Penn's Michael Weisberg to be the new editor of the journal Biology & Philosophy...

    Penn's Michael Weisberg to be the new editor of the journal Biology & Philosophy...
    ...effective January 1. (He takes over from the ANU's Kim Sterelny.)
  • Jun 30

    New Books in June

    New Books in June
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books this month: The Ethics of Self-Defense edited by Christian Coons & Michael Weber (Oxford University Press, 2016). The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher edited by Mark Couch & Jessica…
Rank this Week: 496

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/
  • Mar 16

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing

    New Article on Wisconsin Sentencing
    My paper on Wisconsin sentencing for Oxford Handbooks Online is now available.  Apologies for the paywall.  Here is the abstract: This essay provides an overview of sentencing policies and practices in the state of Wisconsin and…
  • Jan 30

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing
    The final version of my article “Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward ‘Truth in Sentencing'” is now available at the BYU Law Review website.  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock, this article is based…
  • Oct 4

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner
    For the past four years, Darren Wheelock and I have collaborated with Charles Franklin and the Marquette Law School Poll on a series of surveys of public attitudes toward sentencing and corrections policy in Wisconsin.  Our 2015 results,…
Rank this Week: 3174

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/
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
  • Jun 14

    Will they ever learn?

    Will they ever learn?
    That was the question a friend asked. Apparently, someone decided Microsoft's proposed acquisition of LinkedIn was just too good to miss and purchased a boatload of call options just before the deal was announced. How much is a…
Rank this Week: 134

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Oct 20

    Fair Use and Google: Ten Years After

    Fair Use and Google: Ten Years After
    (Ten Years After, I’d Love to Change the World) Digesting the fair use reading in The Authors Guild v. Google in the Second Circuit, I went back to some things that I wrote when the case was filed, ten years ago, in 2005. What did…
  • Sep 22

    Working Fair Use

    Working Fair Use
    Are there tensions in recent fair use cases regarding methods? Fair use analysis has traditionally and conventionally posed a set of very “work-specific,” nuanced questions. For at least 15 years or so, since the rise of the…
  • Aug 31

    Legal Education Begins Anew

    Legal Education Begins Anew
    Every year since I began teaching, I’ve been nagged by a sense that I was doing some wrong things in the classroom, but for some right reasons.  That sense accelerated over the last five years, to the point that I’ve mostly…
Rank this Week: 396

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/
  • Jun 28

    Volkswagen Proposed Class Settlement for $14.7 Billion

    Volkswagen Proposed Class Settlement for $14.7 Billion
    The parties litigating over Volkswagen's emissions defeat device have proposed a class action settlement. The settlement itself is available here: Download 1 Because it is a class action settlement, Judge Breyer will have to approve it (along…
  • Jun 25

    New Book on Class Actions in Context: How Culture, Economics and Politics Shape Collective Litigation

    New Book on Class Actions in Context: How Culture, Economics and Politics Shape Collective Litigation
    A new book, Class Actions in Context: How Culture, Economics and Politics Shape Collective Litigation, has been published by Edward Elgar Publishing (also available on Amazon). The editors of the book are Associate Dean Deborah Hensler…
  • Jun 25

    Wendy Parmet on Paternalism, Self-Governance, and Public Health: The Case of E-Cigarette

    Wendy Parmet on Paternalism, Self-Governance, and Public Health: The Case of E-Cigarette
    Professor Wendy Parmet (Northeastern Law) has posted to SSRN her article, Paternalism, Self-Governance, and Public Health: The Case of E-Cigarettes, 70 U. Miami L. Rev. 879 (2016). Here is the abstract: This article develops a normative…
Rank this Week: 335

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/
  • Jun 29

    Sharing Taxes, Pennsylvania Style

    Sharing Taxes, Pennsylvania Style
    Pennsylvania localities have a tax problem. They’re not good at sharing taxes, and the rules imposed on them by the state give Philadelphia special treatment. According to this article, localities in the Philadelphia area are pushing…
  • Jun 27

    Losing a Tax Deduction When Finances Go Bad

    Losing a Tax Deduction When Finances Go Bad
    When taxpayers decided to purchase rental real estate, one of the factors that affects selection of property and the amount to offer for purchase is the anticipated deductions arising from interest payments on loans secured by mortgages on…
  • Jun 24

    How Unsweet a Tax

    How Unsweet a Tax
    So Philadelphia now has a so-called “soda tax, though legal challenges could postpone or eradicate the enactment. And, as I pointed out in Bait-and-Switch “Sugary Beverage Tax” Tactics, the tax applies to products other…
Rank this Week: 2327

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jun 30

    Rosati on the Legality of National and EU Intitiatives To Create Neighboring Rights for Publisher

    Rosati on the Legality of National and EU Intitiatives To Create Neighboring Rights for Publisher
    Eleanora Rosati, University of Southampton School of Law, is publishing Neighbouring Rights for Publishers: Are National and (Possible) EU Initiatives Lawful? in the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (2015).…
  • Jun 30

    Ombelet, Kuczerawy, and Valcke on Supervising Automated Journalists in the Newsroom

    Ombelet, Kuczerawy, and Valcke on Supervising Automated Journalists in the Newsroom
    Pieter-Jan Ombelet, Aleksandra Kuczerawy, and Peggy Valcke, all of KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law, are publishing Supervising Automated Journalists in the Newsroom: Liability for Algorithmically Produced News Stories in the Revue du…
  • Jun 29

    Judge Dismisses Defamation Lawsuit Against Rolling Stone

    Judge Dismisses Defamation Lawsuit Against Rolling Stone
    U. S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel has dismissed a lawsuit brought by three Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members at the University of Virginia against the paper Rolling Stone, who alleged that its story detailing a rape that occurred at...
Rank this Week: 326

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jun 28

    Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit Could Upend Copyright Privacy Protection

    Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit Could Upend Copyright Privacy Protection
    The centerpiece of Canada's 2012 digital copyright reforms was the legal implementation of the "notice-and-notice" system that seeks to balance the interests of copyright holders, the privacy rights of Internet users, and the legal…
  • Jun 28

    How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy

    How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on June 27, 2016 as How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy The centerpiece of Canada’s 2012 digital copyright reforms was the legal implementation of the…
  • Jun 23

    Fictional Claims: Why Kids Are Not Suffering With Canada’s Copyright Fair Dealing Rule

    Fictional Claims: Why Kids Are Not Suffering With Canada’s Copyright Fair Dealing Rule
    In recent weeks, there has been some media coverage claiming that Canadian educational materials are disappearing in the face of copyright fair dealing rules. For example, several weeks ago, Globe and Mail writer Kate Taylor wrote a column on…
Rank this Week: 2328

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: 851

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
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Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 638

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jun 30

    From Hashtags to Harry Potter

    From Hashtags to Harry Potter
    Orlando was the venue for the 2016 International Trademark Association (INTA) annual conference, with over 9,000 trademark and intellectual property attorneys registered. It was my…
  • Apr 25

    Culture Reimagined – Are Intellectual Property Rights in fact Human Rights?

    Culture Reimagined – Are Intellectual Property Rights in fact Human Rights?
    Human rights and intellectual property aren’t two concepts that you’d necessarily think have anything in common. But creative works of the mind are an expression…
  • Apr 25

    Ownership of property in Trinidad and Tobago

    Ownership of property in Trinidad and Tobago
    For most, buying a home is the biggest purchase of a lifetime.  As there are usually millions of dollars at stake in these transactions, great care…
Rank this Week: 1921

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/
  • Jun 27

    "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility

    "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility
    Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in: Journal of Law and Crime Sciences (2016)): "Neuroethics and Criminal Responsibility - A Criminal Law Comment on Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility" HELENA MORÃO,…
  • Jun 27

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The Psychopath in You, The Guardian In The Popular Press: What Would You Do If You Could Enhance Your Brain?, Time Magazine Scientists Have Invented a Mind-Reading Machine. It Doesn’t Work All…
  • Jun 27

    A Note on Eric Lander and Genome Data

    A Note on Eric Lander and Genome Data
    Joshua Stein is a guest blogger at Neuroethics and Law; he is a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Calgary, with a background in bioethics and philosophy of science. I checked twitter in the middle of the night,...
Rank this Week: 1262

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/
  • Jun 21

    Part 2: Dissents--The (very early) DiFiore Court [with graphs!]

    Part 2: Dissents--The (very early) DiFiore Court [with graphs!]
    The Court of Appeals has a back and forth recent history on dissents. Chief Judge Judith Kaye said she was not a big fan. Her successor, Jonathan Lippman welcomed them. Kaye sought to avoid fractured decisions and unpleasant divisions by…
  • Jun 20

    The (very early) DiFiore Court--Part 1: Voting Patterns [with graphs!]

    The (very early) DiFiore Court--Part 1: Voting Patterns [with graphs!]
    Janet DiFiore assumed the center seat of New York's highest court this past February. Since that time, she has presided over 4 monthly sessions of appeals, and the Court has already rendered decisions for 3 of those dockets. In replacing…
  • May 21

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)
    As discussed in Part 1, the Catholic Diocese of Albany, together with other religious organizations, has filed suit challenging a New York State regulation that mandates abortion coverage in employee health insurance policies. These…
Rank this Week: 1522

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/
Rank this Week: 876

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 315

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: 3661

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: 2235

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: 4881

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: 270

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: 875

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/
  • Jun 30

    Same-sex marriage, religious opt-outs, and constitutional procedure

    Same-sex marriage, religious opt-outs, and constitutional procedure
    On Monday, Judge Reeves of the Southern District of Mississippi declared that Mississippi cannot statutorily authorize county clerks to opt-out of issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on religious objections to same-sex…
  • Jun 30

    JOTWELL: Malveaux on Marcus on public interest class action

    JOTWELL: Malveaux on Marcus on public interest class action
    The new Courts Law essay comes from Suzette Malveaux (Catholic), reviewing David Marcus, The Public Interest Class Action (Geo. L.J.), which considers the special role of the public-interest, equitable-relief class action and how to shield it…
  • Jun 30

    The Middle of America?

    The Middle of America?
    It is something beyond a truism at this point that we live in increasingly ideologically divided times with increasingly ideologically coherent political parties battling each other (even after Donald Trump's success in the primaries!). When…
Rank this Week: 53

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: 2565

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 179

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 28

    Job Posting: Director of Property Rights Initiative at New America

    Job Posting: Director of Property Rights Initiative at New America
    The non-partisan think tank New America has a new job posting that might be of interest to property-minded folk. Details are at the link below. The website describes the position, in part, as follows: "New America seeks a director for...
  • Jun 26

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right
    Dwight Newman (Saskatchewan) has posted The Economic Characteristics of Indigenous Property Rights: A Canadian Case Study (Nebraska Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Legal and economic scholars have increasingly drawn attention to the…
  • Jun 24

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?
    I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on how property law and the law governing debt recomposition interact—specifically in the context of the Puerto Rican debt crisis. Two major concepts that keep coming up in my research are the...
Rank this Week: 528

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/
  • Jun 24

    Winston Churchill on European Integration

    Winston Churchill on European Integration
    The following is the final paragraph of a speech by Churchill at Zurich University on September 19, 1946:“I must now sum up the propositions which are before you. Our constant aim must be to build…
  • Jun 24

    Winston Churchill on European Integration

    Winston Churchill on European Integration
    The following is the final paragraph of a speech by Churchill at Zurich University on September 19, 1946:“I must now sum up the propositions which are before you. Our constant aim must be to build and fortify the strength of [the United…
  • Jun 22

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace
    From a blog post by Vinay Lal with his characteristically thoughtful and informed reflections upon visiting the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, India:“He may be the ‘Father of the Nation,’ but it is more than his reputation, lately…
Rank this Week: 1640

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    British Tribunal: Deportation of Imam Does Not Violate Islamic Center's Religious Freedom

    British Tribunal: Deportation of Imam Does Not Violate Islamic Center's Religious Freedom
    In Hamat v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, (UK UT, June 6, 2016), Britain's Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) rejected a claim that the government is unlawfully interfering with the choice of a religious leader by…
  • Jun 30

    Belgian Council of State Says Proposed Ban On Ritual Slaughter Is Unconstitutional

    Belgian Council of State Says Proposed Ban On Ritual Slaughter Is Unconstitutional
    JTA reported yesterday that in Belgium, the Council of State has issued an advisory opinion that proposed legislation to ban ritual slaughter would be overturned by the country's constitutional court as a violation of religious freedom.…
  • Jun 30

    Canadian Court OK's Ontario's Refusal To Accredit Christian Law School

    Canadian Court OK's Ontario's Refusal To Accredit Christian Law School
    In Trinity Western University v. The Law Society of Upper Canada, (CA ON, June 29, 2016), a 3-judge panel of the Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld the decision of the Law Society of Upper Canada to deny accreditation to Trinity Western…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Jun 24

    Winston S. Churchill on European Integration

    Winston S. Churchill on European Integration
    The following is the final paragraph of a speech by Churchill at Zurich University on September 19, 1946: “I must now sum up the propositions which are before you. Our constant aim must be to build and fortify the strength of [the…
  • Jun 24

    Breath Tests, Blood Tests, and the Fourth Amendment

    Breath Tests, Blood Tests, and the Fourth Amendment
    Lost in the Supreme Court shuffle yesterday was the Court’s drunk driving decision (Birchfield v. South Dakota) on breath and blood tests and the Fourth Amendment. The Court ruled that breath tests whether at the scene or at the station…
  • Jun 22

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace

    Gandhi at the Aga Khan Palace
    From a blog post by Vinay Lal with his characteristically thoughtful and informed reflections upon visiting the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, India: “He may be the ‘Father of the Nation,’ but it is more than his reputation,…
Rank this Week: 4960