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Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1619

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

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

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Mar 17

    Wiccans and the Second Amendment

    Wiccans and the Second Amendment
    Alycia Michelle Wilson has published Witches and Guns: The Intersection between Wicca and the Second Amendment. Here is the abstract. This is the first academic exploration of the intersection between the Wiccan religion and the Second…
  • Mar 12

    Moving From Oooh to Aha: Forensic Science As Science, Not Magic

    Moving From Oooh to Aha: Forensic Science As Science, Not Magic
    M. Chris Fabricant, Innocence Project, Inc., and William Tucker Carrington, University of Mississippi School of Law, have published The Shifted Paradigm: Forensic Sciences's Overdue Evolution from Magic to Law. Here is the abstract. A decade…
  • Mar 11

    Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Releases Statement On Homeopathy

    Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Releases Statement On Homeopathy
    The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has concluded that homeopathy is not effective in treating, well, anything. The Council examined more than 200 studies of homeopathy before coming to its conclusion. It…
Rank this Week: 1287

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

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

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1428

Law Blog

Law Blog

By John Marshall Law School Professor David Sorkin.

http://www.lawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Minnesota vs. National Arbitration Forum

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

    Kentucky's Internet gamble

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

    Gimme an "A"!

    Gimme an "A"!
    As anyone who has flown Southwest Airlines well knows, Southwest doesn't assign seats in advance. Instead, you are assigned a boarding priority when you check in at the airport or online, up to 24 hours before the flight. At the gate, you…
Rank this Week: 1421

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: 2456

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/
  • Mar 23

    Lucre, Malice and The Charleston School of Law

    Lucre, Malice and The Charleston School of Law
    Charleston Law board members, and former federal magistrates Robert Carr and George Kosko, have made public statements that they would rather have the law school close, than approve board member Ed Westbrook's plan. Westbrook has formed a…
  • Mar 18

    A Thank You

    A Thank You
    Two weeks ago, I announced that I would be stepping down from the deanship at Ole Miss Law. I have enjoyed being dean at Ole Miss, very much, and am really pleased that my wonderful colleague Debbie Bell has agreed...
  • Mar 14

    Regulating LL.M. Program

    Regulating LL.M. Program
    At an informal lunch at AALS last January, the topic turned to LL.M. programs at a group of professors’ respective schools. Five or six faculty members chimed in – faculty members from across the spectrum of U.S. law schools…
Rank this Week: 2820

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: 4176

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2362

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • 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...
  • Dec 14

    Back to Moscow, in the Winter

    Back to Moscow, in the Winter
    This past week I returned to Moscow, Russia, to present about experiential learning and interactive teaching in law teaching to members of the Moscow State University law faculty. This was a follow up visit to the trip last July as...
  • Dec 11

    SEALS Discussion: Formation of Prof. Identity

    SEALS Discussion: Formation of Prof. Identity
    In August 2014, I participated in a Discussion Group at the annual SEALS Conference in Amelia Island, Florida with leaders in the emerging field of "teaching" formation of professional identity. The concept of "formation of…
Rank this Week: 2039

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/
  • Mar 27

    Call For Papers: Creating Excellence In Learning And Teaching Law

    Call For Papers: Creating Excellence In Learning And Teaching Law
    CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS: "Creating Excellence in Learning and Teaching for Today's Law Students" October 2-3, 2015, Phoenix, AZ ABSTRACTS DUE: July 15, 2015 Arizona Summit Law School (ASLS) will be celebrating…
  • Mar 25

    Academic Support Position: Ave Maria Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking

    Academic Support Position: Ave Maria Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking
    THE AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW IN NAPLES FLORIDA invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking. The person in this position will teach academic success related courses and provide intensive academic counseling to…
  • Mar 24

    Are Students Less Able or Was it ExamSoft?

    Are Students Less Able or Was it ExamSoft?
    Hat tip to Katherine Silver Kelly for sharing the link to this post on the Summer 2014 bar exam results. This article is a must read for anyone interested in the decline in the MBE scores from the July 2014...
Rank this Week: 1023

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: 2455

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/
  • Mar 27

    No Need to Prosecute Bowe Bergdahl?

    No Need to Prosecute Bowe Bergdahl?
    I normally make a point of not arguing with New York Times editorials, contenting myself with my role as their unofficial fact-checker on national security legal matters. (Don’t thank me.) I find myself called, however, to say a…
  • Mar 26

    U.S. Policy on the South China Sea

    U.S. Policy on the South China Sea
    At the end of last week, Senators McCain and Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senators Corker and Menendez of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sent a letter about the South and East China Sea to Secretaries Kerry and…
  • Mar 26

    After Bibi’s Reelection: Why a Pivot to the UNSC is Still a Mistake (Part 1: Settlements)

    After Bibi’s Reelection: Why a Pivot to the UNSC is Still a Mistake (Part 1: Settlements)
    As the White House continues to direct a cascade of criticism at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, some commenters are beginning to ask whether the ongoing verbal offensive serves any strategic purpose. More are already theorizing…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Mar 27

    Massachusetts Adopts Changes to Rules of Professional Conduct

    Massachusetts Adopts Changes to Rules of Professional Conduct
    There are quite a few changes, but most of them are designed to align the Massachusetts rules more closely with the Model Rules (including the recent Ethics 20/20 changes). The amendments are effective July 1, 2015.
  • Mar 27

    Law Firms and Cybersecurity

    Law Firms and Cybersecurity
    Today's New York Times describes a Citibank report that is critical of law firms for failing to reveal cybersecurity breaches. According to the Times, the report also warns "bank employees [to] be mindful that digital security at many law…
  • Mar 25

    The Ethics of Saul Goodman: Slate TV Club Interview

    The Ethics of Saul Goodman: Slate TV Club Interview
    I was interviewed about the ethics of Saul Goodman on Slate's TV Club Podcast. You can access the podcast here if you're interested.
Rank this Week: 129

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Journal for Legal History Studies 26 (2014)

    Journal for Legal History Studies 26 (2014)
    I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I've only just now learned of the existence of the Journal for Legal History Studies.  Here are the contents of volume 26 (December 2014):You, Yi-Fei, How to “read” the Qin and Han funerary…
  • Mar 27

    Mack on Robert Bell and His Case

    Mack on Robert Bell and His Case
    Kenneth W. Mack, Harvard Law School, has posted Harvard Law School, Civil Disobedience, State Action, and Lawmaking Outside the Courts: Robert Bell’s Encounter with American Law.  It is derived from Professor Mack’s Leon…
  • Mar 26

    Hibbitts on the Topography of Law Practice in Pittsburgh

    Hibbitts on the Topography of Law Practice in Pittsburgh
    Bernard J. Hibbitts, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, has posted Lawyering in Place: Topographies of Practice and Pleadings in Pittsburgh, 1775-1895, which originally appeared in the University of Pittsburgh Law Review 73 (2012):…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Mar 27

    Iowa Stubborn

    Iowa Stubborn
    The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the former Madison County Attorney for having sex with and then beating up a client. The attorney will not be eligible to seek reinstatement for eighteen months. The Grievance Commission had proposed a…
  • Mar 27

    The Third Strike Leaves Court "Beyond Satisfied"

    The Third Strike Leaves Court "Beyond Satisfied"
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has issued an opinion summarized in this headnote Court of Appeals disbarred lawyer who, among other things, engaged in sending sexually explicit text messages and informed woman that “sugar daddy” would pay…
  • Mar 26

    Clinical Depression

    Clinical Depression
    An interim suspension has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department for failure to respond to a bar complaint The Committee opened an investigation into respondent's conduct after receiving a letter…
Rank this Week: 386

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/
  • Mar 26

    From Judge Painter: 30 Ways to Improve Readability

    From Judge Painter: 30 Ways to Improve Readability
    Here are the 30 ways, from emeritus Judge Mark Painter of the Ohio Court of Appeals. For each rule, he gives advice. The rules are a compact collection of methods to make legal writing understandable. If you would like 40...
  • Mar 26

    Quote of the Week

    Quote of the Week
    It is virtually impossible to become proficient at a mental task without extended practice. Daniel T. Willingham (Scott Fruehwald)
  • Mar 26

    "Closing the 'Gap': Novice Criminal Attorneys' Perceptions on Law School Learning Experiences"

    "Closing the 'Gap': Novice Criminal Attorneys' Perceptions on Law School Learning Experiences"
    This is an article from a few years ago that was recently posted to SSRN by Professors Bryan Taylor (Concordia and Idaho) and Mary Gardiner (Idaho). It's also available at 13 T.M. Cooley J. Prac. & Clinical L. 397 (2011)....
Rank this Week: 1523

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/
  • Mar 27

    Dubber on Legal History as Critical Analysis of Law

    Dubber on Legal History as Critical Analysis of Law
    Markus D. Dubber (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted New Historical Jurisprudence: Legal History as Critical Analysis of Law (2 Critical Analysis of Law 1 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This modest manifesto — or...
  • Mar 27

    McClurg on the Second Amendment & Negligence

    McClurg on the Second Amendment & Negligence
    Andrew Jay McClurg (University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law) has posted The Second Amendment Right to Be Negligent (Floriida Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 1, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Only two constitutional rights —...
  • Mar 26

    Fleming on "Against Obligation" by Greene

    Fleming on "Against Obligation" by Greene
    James E. Fleming (Boston University - School of Law) has posted Fit, Justification, and Fidelity in Constitutional Interpretation (9 Problema: Yearbook of Philosophy and Theory of Law, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Ronald…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Mar 26

    A potpourri of tips about legal writing

    A potpourri of tips about legal writing
    For a potpourri of tips about legal writing, see Dear Scrivener by Scott Moise in the March 2015 South Carolina Lawyer. There, Moise responds to questions the column has received. Two of them concern pet peeves of mine: --Is the...
  • Mar 25

    ALWD and the Bluebook

    ALWD and the Bluebook
    Well you just can't say enough about ALWD and the Bluebook it seems, particularly now that citations made from each are indistinguishable. Your legal readers won't know which citation manual you used to get those oh-so-perfect citations. Not…
  • Mar 25

    Call for Ideas: AALS Section on Teaching Method

    Call for Ideas: AALS Section on Teaching Method
    Here's the call for ideas, for the Section's 2015 newsletter: The AALS Section on Teaching Methods is building its 2015 newsletter around your creativity and innovation for introducing practical skills and knowledge into first-year law school…
Rank this Week: 178

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: 3429

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/
  • Mar 26

    Republicans Propose to Block Funding for Critical Benefit

    Republicans Propose to Block Funding for Critical Benefit
    Since the 1900s, Congressional Republicans have proposed block grant style funding for Medicaid. A block grant is a fixed amount of money allocated from the federal government to states in order to support social assistance programs. On…
  • Mar 23

    Oregon’s “Motor Voter” Bill Becomes Nation’s First Automatic Voter Registration Law

    Oregon’s “Motor Voter” Bill Becomes Nation’s First Automatic Voter Registration Law
    Amidst the passage of increasingly restrictive voter ID laws, Oregon’s current governor, Kate Brown, recently signed a groundbreaking piece of voting legislation for the state. House Bill 2177 was passed on Monday, and is the first of…
  • Mar 21

    Death Penalty Repeal in Nebraska? Firing Squad in Utah? Could Happen…

    Death Penalty Repeal in Nebraska? Firing Squad in Utah? Could Happen…
    Last week, Utah’s Senate cleared the way for using the firing squad when lethal-injection drugs are unavailable. This week, death penalty opponents urged Governor Gary Herbert to veto the bill. Herbert says he’s “leaning…
Rank this Week: 2816

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: 344

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 15

    Decline in Wisconsin Prison Population Results From Fewer Drug Offenders Behind Bar

    Decline in Wisconsin Prison Population Results From Fewer Drug Offenders Behind Bar
    As I discussed in this post, Wisconsin has achieved one of the nation’s higher rates of reduction in imprisonment over the past decade.  To be sure, New York, California, and a few other states have far outpaced Wisconsin in this…
  • Mar 11

    More on Good Conduct Time

    More on Good Conduct Time
    Over the past few months, on this blog and elsewhere, I’ve been  arguing that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting good conduct time for prisoners, which provides for accelerated release based on good behavior behind bars.…
  • Mar 6

    Mercenary Justice?

    Mercenary Justice?
    Earlier this week, the United States Department of Justice released a scathing report on police and court practices in Ferguson, Missouri.  Figuring prominently in the DOJ’s criticisms, Ferguson criminal-justice officials were said…
Rank this Week: 527

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/
  • Mar 25

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend
    Kraft announced its acquisition by Heinz this morning. And, I sense a trend. Although Kraft hasn't filed a copy of the merger agreement, yet, it has filed an 8-K with amendments to its bylaws. In what I sense is becoming...
  • Mar 21

    Fee shifting trenche

    Fee shifting trenche
    Ted Mirvis and Bill Savitt of Wachtell Lipton have weighed in on Delaware's anti-fee shifting legislation. Basically, they argue that this is the kind of thing that doesn't require legislation - that we should all defer to the wisdom of...
  • Mar 18

    Delaware appraisal amendment

    Delaware appraisal amendment
    Usually amendments to the corporate law are pretty sleepy affairs. This year is different. There's anti-fee-shifting legislation, In the slew of amendments generating interest this year, there's the new Chancery facilitated arbitration…
Rank this Week: 110

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
  • Mar 16

    Blurred Copyright Line

    Blurred Copyright Line
    The Marvin Gaye/Robin Thicke/Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” verdict is in; the hand-wringing has begun (see the selection of commentary below). My reactions, as a non-musical copyright teacher: 1/ If musical traditions of…
  • Feb 25

    A SCOTUS Lesson: Yates and the Construction of Materiality

    A SCOTUS Lesson: Yates and the Construction of Materiality
    A fish is no doubt an object that is tangible,” but a fish is not a “tangible object” for purposes of Section 1519 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. That’s the Supreme Court of the United States, in Yates v. United States,…
  • Feb 20

    Scholarly IP Conferences Roundup from @PatentScholar

    Scholarly IP Conferences Roundup from @PatentScholar
    Intellectual property researchers, especially younger and newer researchers, may at times feel overwhelmed (or, alternatively, underinformed) regarding which conferences, symposia, workshops, and so forth are the “right” or…
Rank this Week: 909

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/
Rank this Week: 515

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/
  • Mar 27

    Yes, Tax Uncertainty Hurt

    Yes, Tax Uncertainty Hurt
    In a recent commentary, Tom Giovanetti of The Institute for Policy Innovation explains that tax uncertainty causes economic harm. Tax uncertainty exists when taxpayers don’t know what the tax law applicable to a particular year will be…
  • Mar 25

    When Social Security Benefits Aren’t Social Security Benefits: When They Meet Tax

    When Social Security Benefits Aren’t Social Security Benefits: When They Meet Tax
    A recent case, McCarthy v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2015-50, illustrates why it is easy to become confused when retirement plan benefits, social security benefits, and tax law meet up at a three-way intersection.The taxpayers are a married couple.…
  • Mar 23

    Tax Credit for Purchasing a Residence Requires a Purchase

    Tax Credit for Purchasing a Residence Requires a Purchase
    A recent case, Pittman v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2015-44, hammers home the point that a taxpayer is not entitled to claim the credit for purchasing a home for the first time if the taxpayer does not purchase a home. It seems a simple proposition,…
Rank this Week: 622

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 105

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Mar 24

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg In Radio Berkman 216 we tackle the web as we know it in 2014-2015. Hate speech online, freedom of speech online, censorship and surveillance online, and, of course, whether our smart machines are out…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
Rank this Week: 292

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 915

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: 1458

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Mar 23

    Come to My Section 1983 Conference April 16-17, 2015

    Come to My Section 1983 Conference April 16-17, 2015
    I invite you to join me in Chicago at the 32nd annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference on Thursday and Friday, April 16-17, 2015. This two-day seminar is designed for municipal and state attorneys, plaintiffs’…
  • Feb 19

    Know Your Constitution (8): What is State Action?

    Know Your Constitution (8): What is State Action?
    This is the eighth in a series of posts about the United States Constitution written in everyday language with a minimum of legal jargon. Previous posts introduced the Constitution, rebutted some commonly…
  • Feb 9

    Anti-SLAPP Statutes and State-Law Claims: Is a City Protected?

    Anti-SLAPP Statutes and State-Law Claims: Is a City Protected?
    Anti-SLAPP Statutes: Background I blogged some time ago about anti-SLAPP statutes and section 1983 both in state courts and federal courts. Readers will want to consult both my post of July 23, 2010, and my post of April 27, 2011, for those…
Rank this Week: 4125

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/
  • Mar 22

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?
    I like what Crescent Hardy is saying about Yucca Mountain ("let's explore if there's any scenario in which having Yucca Mountain be the nuclear waste repository might make sense for Nevada"), but I can't reach him via email because I don't…
  • Mar 14

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.
    Here, and here's the original post.  I'm still just amazed that I was asked to speak, and I'm so grateful to Superintendent Reyes!
  • Mar 14

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!
    Maks's new book (co-edited with William Twining), which has an essay by my buddy Randy Gordon in it.  You can get the book here.
Rank this Week: 139

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 14

    Carnival, Photographs and Right

    Carnival, Photographs and Right
    As the Merry Monarch reigns over the next few days, hundreds of persons, including both masqueraders and spectators will be photographing the ‘Greatest Show On Earth’. With advances in technology, there is always confusion…
  • Feb 14

    How To Make A Will

    How To Make A Will
    What are the formalities for making a Will in Trinidad and Tobago? Student Attorney Tamara Dolsingh explains how a Will is to be made for the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic. Tamara’s article was published on…
  • Feb 10

    Safer Internet Day 2015

    Safer Internet Day 2015
    I was invited by the St. Augustine Girls’ High School to present to their student body on the legal aspects on posting on social media, particularly as it pertains to youth. The legal presentation is part of a session to promote…
Rank this Week: 3399

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/
  • Mar 18

    "The Future of Emotional Harm"

    "The Future of Emotional Harm"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in 83 Fordham Law Review (2015)): "The Future of Emotional Harm" BETSY GREY, Arizona State University Why should tort law treat claims for emotional harm as a second-class citizen? Judicial…
  • Mar 17

    "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply"

    "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in Jurisprudence (2015)): "Symposium on Minds, Brains, and Law: A Reply" MICHAEL S. PARDO, University of Alabama School of Law DENNIS PATTERSON, European University Institute, This essay,…
  • Mar 16

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    f 1,429 PEBS Neuroethics Roundup: Mar 12, 2015 Web Clip CNN.com Recently Published/Updated - CNN Student News - March 17, 2015 - 1 hour ago Inbox x Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics alanr@jhu.edu via mail77.wdc01.mcdlv.net Mar 12 (4…
Rank this Week: 1003

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/
  • Mar 21

    NY Chief Judge Lippman Moderates Chief Justices at Albany Law, Monday, March 23, 2015

    NY Chief Judge Lippman Moderates Chief Justices at Albany Law, Monday, March 23, 2015
    New York's Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will moderate a panel of state Chief Justices from around the country, Monday, March 23, 5-7 pm, at Albany Law School, for the annual Cooke State Constitutional Commentary Symposium  More…
  • Mar 5

    Preet Bharara on Sheldon Silver: Prosecutorial Ethics?

    Preet Bharara on Sheldon Silver: Prosecutorial Ethics?
    Is U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara behaving more like a politician or like a prosecutor bound by the rules of legal ethics? Do his press conferences, speeches, interviews, and other public comments about Sheldon Silver, the now-indicted former…
  • Feb 21

    NY's Chief Judge Lippman on Exoneration

    NY's Chief Judge Lippman on Exoneration
    Guest Post By Catherine L. Bonventre Ms. Bonventre, a graduate of Albany Law School, is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany.  She is co-editor of EXAMINING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS: STEPPING BACK,…
Rank this Week: 1301

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/
  • Mar 22

    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly February 2015 Issue

    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly February 2015 Issue
    The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly has published its February 2015 issue. Here is the table of contents: Articles Pamela Wicker, Neil Longley, and Christoph Breuer, Revenue Volatility in German Nonprofit Sports Clubs Wei-Wen Chang,…
  • Mar 22

    Herzig & Brunson: Racist Fraternities and Sororities Should Have Their Tax-Exempt Status Revoked

    Herzig & Brunson: Racist Fraternities and Sororities Should Have Their Tax-Exempt Status Revoked
    David J. Herzig (Valparaiso) and Samuel D. Brunson (Loyola Chicago) have written the Slate article Subsidized Injustice: Racist Fraternities and Sororities Should Have Their Tax-Exempt Status Revoked. Drawing on the Supreme Court's 1983…
  • Mar 22

    Crossley: Hospitals, Community Health and the IRS

    Crossley: Hospitals, Community Health and the IRS
    Mary Crossley (Pittsburgh) has posted Health and Taxes: Hospitals, Community Health and the IRS on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Affordable Care Act created new conditions of federal tax exemption for nonprofit hospitals, including a…
Rank this Week: 371

Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

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

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Hanging By An OCI Thread

    Hanging By An OCI Thread
    Next Friday will mark 10 years to the day that I created this blog as a way of chronicling my experience in law school.  It has served well beyond its initial, humble purpose.  But with my very limited time these days, and more…
  • Jan 30

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

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

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
Rank this Week: 1903

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 26

    M. Cherif Bassiouni Weighs In on the Amanda Knox Extradition, and Gets It Wrong

    M. Cherif Bassiouni Weighs In on the Amanda Knox Extradition, and Gets It Wrong
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku I have been feeling a little guilty for blogging about the Amanda Knox case since it is more of a People Magazine topic than an Opinio Juris one.  But just today, I realized that even someone as respected in the…
  • Mar 26

    So How Do We Assess Proportionality? (A Response to Blank, Corn, and Jensen)

    So How Do We Assess Proportionality? (A Response to Blank, Corn, and Jensen)
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Just Security published a post by Laurie Blank, Geoffrey Corn, and Eric Jensen yesterday criticizing two surveys that are interested in how laypeople think about IHL’s principle of…
  • Mar 24

    Responding to Rogier Bartels About Perfidy at Just Security

    Responding to Rogier Bartels About Perfidy at Just Security
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller My friend Rogier Bartels published two excellent posts at Just Security over the past few days (here and here) in which he argues that it is inherently perfidious to launch an attack from a…
Rank this Week: 130

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Mar 24

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Perspectives – New monograph

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Perspectives – New monograph
    Apologies — liveblogged, but forgot to post this from the conference… First on, McComas Taylor and Grazia Scotellaro, ‘E-texts: a new experience in learning objects’. Took us through the example of ANU E-View student…
  • Mar 18

    Reinventing University Publishing – final thought

    Reinventing University Publishing – final thought
    I missed the keynotes and some other sections of the conference, but from what I saw I thought it was a useful, in fact essential, conference for any academic staff thinking of digital publishing for research, data curation or learning…
  • Mar 17

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Panel – New Model

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Panel – New Model
    Had to miss the keynote, so in for the morning panel.  First up, Randy S. Kiefer, Exec Dir CLOCKSS.  This is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the principle of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) + C = Controlled.…
Rank this Week: 2526

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
  • Mar 24

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Perspectives – New monograph

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Perspectives – New monograph
    Apologies — liveblogged, but forgot to post this from the conference… First on, McComas Taylor and Grazia Scotellaro, ‘E-texts: a new experience in learning objects’. Took us through the example of ANU E-View student…
  • Mar 18

    Reinventing University Publishing – final thought

    Reinventing University Publishing – final thought
    I missed the keynotes and some other sections of the conference, but from what I saw I thought it was a useful, in fact essential, conference for any academic staff thinking of digital publishing for research, data curation or learning…
  • Mar 17

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Panel – New Model

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Panel – New Model
    Had to miss the keynote, so in for the morning panel.  First up, Randy S. Kiefer, Exec Dir CLOCKSS.  This is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the principle of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) + C = Controlled.…
Rank this Week: 2982

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: 1076

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: 560

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: 4838

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/
  • Mar 26

    Erasing Adolescence

    Erasing Adolescence
    One of the urban legends of childhood is that individuals get a fresh start when they turn 18. Of course, like many urban legends, it's not entirely false. Policies linked to this fresh start include a separate juvenile court that offers…
  • Mar 26

    Narrowing During Oral Argument in Caulkett

    Narrowing During Oral Argument in Caulkett
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard argument in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett, which substantially concerned the viability of the 1992 precedent Dewsnup v. Timm. The resulting conversation ranged far and wide on the subject of precedent,…
  • Mar 26

    The surprise in the Bergdahl charge

    The surprise in the Bergdahl charge
    Yesterday, the Army formally charged Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for leaving his outpost in Afghanistan (here is a link to the press conference, h/t CAAFLog). Shortly after he left, he was captured by the Taliban and spent five years in captivity…
Rank this Week: 75

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: 1045