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Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2082

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/
  • Feb 24

    Astrology To the Rescue of the National Health Service?

    Astrology To the Rescue of the National Health Service?
    From the Guardian: UK Conservative MP David Tredinnick says astrology could help National Health Service physicians out by assisting in diagnosis but says he knows that there would be enormous pushback from using it. He accuses those who…
  • Feb 22

    Another Overview of IP Protection For Magic Trick

    Another Overview of IP Protection For Magic Trick
    From the 1709 Blog, a post dated 2013, discussing IP protection for magicians' tricks and illusions. Some new material here. The author also runs through Teller's lawsuit against Bakardy, the Robert Rice case, and the Think-a-Drink case. A…
  • Feb 21

    Lawyer/Magicians and Mentalist

    Lawyer/Magicians and Mentalist
    It's been a while since we've added to our list of lawyer/magicians and mentalists. Here's another name for the honor roll. Joseph A. Curcillo of Harrisburg, PA is a Temple Law School grad and managing partner of Curcillio Law Partners....
Rank this Week: 806

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: 235

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: 3081

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: 4691

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 28

    What Higher Education Can Learn From Legal Education

    What Higher Education Can Learn From Legal Education
    Dean Blake Morant, dean of George Washington University Law School and AALS president, recently spoke with The Chronicle of Higher Education's Beckie Supiano about what lessons higher education can draw from our experiences in managing legal…
  • Feb 26

    Big News For Law Deans on Legal Education

    Big News For Law Deans on Legal Education
    It gives me great pleasure to report that Dean JoAnne Epps (Temple), Dean Martin Katz (Denver), Dean Daniel Rodriguez (Northwestern), Dean Kellye Testy (Washington), Dean David Yellen (Loyola Chicago), and Chancellor and Dean Frank Wu (UC…
  • Feb 19

    A Clarification

    A Clarification
    In a previous post I mentioned Matt Leichter's predictions regarding overproduction of lawyers, and the post about Law School Transparency on the Faculty Lounge. I spoke recently with Kyle McEntee, Executive Director, Law School Transparency,…
Rank this Week: 3326

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: 2372

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2765

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: 4728

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/
  • Feb 26

    Law School Action Comics #11

    Law School Action Comics #11
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • Feb 25

    Call for Proposals AALS Section on Academic Support

    Call for Proposals AALS Section on Academic Support
    Call for Proposals AALS Section on Academic Support January 2016 Annual Meeting in New York, New York Raising the Bar As law schools react to a changing bar exam landscape, many schools have adapted new and different programming to meet...
  • Feb 24

    Director of Bar Success at UMa

    Director of Bar Success at UMa
    UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH POSITION DESCRIPTION OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Director of Bar Success DIVISION: Academic and Student Affairs DEPARTMENT: School of Law FLSA STATUS: Exempt REPORTS TO: Director of Teaching and Learning Methods…
Rank this Week: 1188

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: 1896

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/
  • Feb 28

    The Lawfare Podcast: HASC Hearing on Outside Perspectives on the AUMF

    The Lawfare Podcast: HASC Hearing on Outside Perspectives on the AUMF
    On Thursday of this week, Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes and Bobby Chesney, along with General Jack Keane, appeared before the House Armed Services Committee to provide “Outside Perspectives on the President’s Proposed…
  • Feb 28

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Lawfare’s own Bobby and Ben trekked to the Hill this Thursday, to testify alongside Gen. Jack Keane before the House Armed Services Committee on the Obama administration’s AUMF. Ben testified that, while many of the current…
  • Feb 27

    Fishing Expedition

    Fishing Expedition
    Do you worry that the NSA, perhaps in a joint program with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, might be considering a “collect-it-all” program to seize and monitor fish, crocodiles, or antelopes for national security…
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Feb 28

    Alternative Business Structure Discussion in Canada

    Alternative Business Structure Discussion in Canada
    The Law Society of Upper Canada ABS Working Group released a discussion paper last fall and called for comment. The responses received and a summary of the responses are now available.
  • Feb 27

    AALS Program to Honor Monroe Freedman

    AALS Program to Honor Monroe Freedman
    Monroe's Hofstra colleague, Susan Saab Fortney, passes along this news: Thanks to everyone for their reflections and words of condolence related to the passing of Monroe. As Roy Simon mentioned, from the day I arrived at Hofstra, Monroe was…
  • Feb 26

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman
    Professor Ellen Yaroshefsky sends along the terribly sad news that our dear colleague, friend, and co-blogger Monroe Freedman passed away this morning. From Ellen's email: It is with profound sadness that I let you know that Monroe Freedman…
Rank this Week: 139

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Welcome, Mitra Sharafi!

    Welcome, Mitra Sharafi!
    We are delighted to welcome Mitra Sharafi to the blog for the month of March.creditShe is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches Contracts, as well as a handful of undergraduate Legal Studies…
  • Feb 28

    Online Aids for Teaching Your Book

    Online Aids for Teaching Your Book
    This post is not about sharing my book-related experiences but soliciting yours. As Sally Gordon mentioned in an earlier post, the series in which my book appears, the ASLH's Studies in Legal History, is interested in developing online…
  • Feb 27

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Coming up at Boston College is Legally Blind: Law, Ethics, and the Third Reich, a conference focusing “on Nazi Law as it impacts upon Civil Law, Race, Medicine, and Religion.”  It will take place March 10-11, 2015, in the…
Rank this Week: 24

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/
  • Feb 28

    Court Considers "Grave Injustice" Exception To Reciprocal Discipline

    Court Considers "Grave Injustice" Exception To Reciprocal Discipline
    An unusual reciprocal discipline case will be argued in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on April 9th. The attorney was disbarred in Alabama. The D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended a 90-day suspension with…
  • Feb 28

    Protective Order Violation Gets Attorney Reprimanded

    Protective Order Violation Gets Attorney Reprimanded
    The Delaware Supreme Court imposed a public reprimand of a criminal defense attorney who violated the terms of a protective order that he had a hand in drafting. The court For the reasons meticulously outlined by the Board, the record...
  • Feb 27

    Demeaning Comments Lead To Judge's Suspension Without Pay

    Demeaning Comments Lead To Judge's Suspension Without Pay
    A busy day in Kansas for gender-based misconduct. A district court judge was suspended without pay for 90 days by the Kansas Supreme Court based on these findings Respondent engaged in harassment as well as gender bias by making repeated...
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • Feb 28

    What’s Wrong with Law Review

    What’s Wrong with Law Review
    In 1936, Yale Professor wrote his well-known diatribe against law reviews (here). His argument: There are two things wrong with almost all legal writing. One is its style. The other is its content. That, I think, about covers the ground....
  • Feb 27

    Successful Appellate Brief

    Successful Appellate Brief
    The results of an empirical study correlating success in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals with the length of appellate briefs and the experience of the lawyers writing the briefs found a correlation with longer briefs and experienced…
  • Feb 27

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman
    I am sad to report that Hofstra law professor and former dean Monroe Freedman died yesterday. Monroe was one of the leaders in the legal ethics field; in fact, I think you could call him a giant in that area....
Rank this Week: 1955

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/
  • Feb 28

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Untrodden Ground" by Bruff

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Untrodden Ground" by Bruff
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution by Harold H. Bruff. Here is a description: When Thomas Jefferson struck a deal for the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, he knew he was adding a new…
  • Feb 28

    Download of the Week: "The Right to Vote: Is the Amendment Game Worth the Candle?" by Gerken

    Download of the Week: "The Right to Vote: Is the Amendment Game Worth the Candle?" by Gerken
    The Download of the Week is The Right to Vote: Is the Amendment Game Worth the Candle? by Heather Gerken. Here is the abstract: Is it possible to be in favor of a constitutional vote and against amending the Constitution...
  • Feb 27

    Guiora on Domestic Terrorism

    Guiora on Domestic Terrorism
    Amos N. Guiora (University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law) has posted Boston to Where: The Challenges Posed by Local-Global Terrorism (In The Ashgate Research Companion to Military Ethics, (James Turner Johnson, Rutgers University, USA…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Feb 28

    Legal Journalism Class at Valparaiso University

    Legal Journalism Class at Valparaiso University
    Professor Faisal Kutty of Valparaiso University School of Law is featured in a new story by Reporter Jack Silverstein. The article, Writing Persuasively: Valparaiso Law Professor Teaches Students How to Use News Media to Bolster Their…
  • Feb 27

    Survey about business coures also streses the importance of legal writing

    Survey about business coures also streses the importance of legal writing
    A recent Journal of Legal Education article points again to the importance of legal writing courses. What Courses Should Law Students Take? Lessons from Harvard’s BigLaw Survey reports the results of a survey that focused primarily on…
  • Feb 26

    Plagiarism and students as consumer

    Plagiarism and students as consumer
    The latest issue of the Journal of Legal Education contains a provocative article about plagiarism. Law Student Plagiarism: Contemporary challenges and Responses, 64 J. Legal Educ. 416 (Feb. 2015). Professor Robin Hansen (pictured at right)…
Rank this Week: 247

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: 3285

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/
  • Feb 27

    Georgia Becomes the 14th State to ‘Ban the Box’ on Job Application

    Georgia Becomes the 14th State to ‘Ban the Box’ on Job Application
    Earlier this week, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order that prohibits state agencies from requiring job applicants to disclose their criminal history in initial application forms. In doing so, Georgia joined 13 other states…
  • Feb 27

    A Look Inside the Local Government Wing of ALEC

    A Look Inside the Local Government Wing of ALEC
    Last summer, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) announced the launch of a spinoff organization aimed at local government. The American City County Exchange (ACCE) aims to "advance limited government and free market principles in…
  • Feb 26

    Codifying Hate

    Codifying Hate
    Codifying Hate Like many other law schools across the nation, here at Seattle U we are celebrating Diversity Week. The terrible irony is that this very week, I’ve seen a stunning display of new anti-diversity laws proposed across the…
Rank this Week: 3730

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/
  • Feb 28

    New Books in February

    New Books in February
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books this month: John D. Arras, Elizabeth Fenton, & Rebecca Kukla (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Bioethics (2015). Timothy Williamson, Tetralogue: I'm Right, You're Wrong (Oxford…
  • Feb 28

    Atheist blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

    Atheist blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh
    Ghastly.
  • Feb 27

    Reader poll #7 results: what is your primary occupation

    Reader poll #7 results: what is your primary occupation
    So with not quite 1800 votes, here are the results: What is your primary occupation? Tenure-track philosophy professor 21%379 Tenure-track professor in another field 6%101 Non-tenure-track philosophy teacher 9%168 Non-tenure-track teacher in…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Feb 20

    Prisoner Enfranchisement in Ireland

    Prisoner Enfranchisement in Ireland
    I was surprised to learn recently from an Irish law professor that Ireland gave its prisoners the right to vote in 2006.  Felon disenfranchisement is such a pervasive fact of life in the United States that many Americans might assume, as…
  • Feb 12

    Milwaukee Arrests Rarely Involve Force, But Incidents Are Concentrated in Some District

    Milwaukee Arrests Rarely Involve Force, But Incidents Are Concentrated in Some District
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission released its annual report on police uses of force for 2013.  The report counts 895 incidents in 2013, employing a very broad definition of “use of force” that does not…
  • Jan 28

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (of which I am a member) released the results of its first-ever survey of citizen attitudes toward the police.  Although the survey identified a few areas of concern, the overall tenor…
Rank this Week: 821

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/
  • Feb 25

    Women in M&A

    Women in M&A
    I talk a lot of students about life as a lawyer and finding ways to balance the needs of the profession with having a life. There's no way around it. It's not easy. It's particularly tough on women. In response...
  • Feb 24

    Fellow for Berkeley Center for Law, Business & the Economy

    Fellow for Berkeley Center for Law, Business & the Economy
    Our friends at Cal are looking to hire a Fellow for the Berkeley Center for Law, Business, & the Economy. This would be an excellent opportunity for an associate looking to transition to academia. Here's the ad: Overview: The Berkeley...
  • Feb 23

    Seitz nominated

    Seitz nominated
    Gov. Markell has nominated Collins J. Seitz to replace Justice Ridgely. Mr. Seitz is a well-known Delaware litigator with some very big cases under his belt. He also has a judicial pedigree. His father, Collins Seitz, was a judge on...
Rank this Week: 146

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
  • 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…
  • Feb 17

    Pittsburgh: Lagging and Leading

    Pittsburgh: Lagging and Leading
    There was an interesting juxtaposition in Pittsburgh economic development news last week, courtesy of the @pittsburghpg @rczullo: Lagging: “Brookings high-tech list a holy Toledo moment.” According to a recent Brookings…
Rank this Week: 384

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/
  • Feb 6

    Special Report on Issue Classe

    Special Report on Issue Classe
    Perry Cooper, of the BNA Class Action Litigation Report, published a special report yesterday titled "Issue Classes Swell in Consumer Suits: Are Potential Rewards Worth the Risk?" A subscription is required to read the full article,…
  • Feb 2

    John Beisner, Jessica Miller and Nina Rose on the Glazer Consumer Class Action Trial

    John Beisner, Jessica Miller and Nina Rose on the Glazer Consumer Class Action Trial
    John Beisner, Jessica Miller, and Nina Rose (all of Skadden) have posted a short analysis of the Glazer consumer class action trial as part of Skadden's 2015 Insights -- Global Litigation.
  • Dec 14

    Debra Lyn Bassett on Class Action Silence

    Debra Lyn Bassett on Class Action Silence
    My colleague Professor Debra Lyn Bassett (Southwestern) has posted to SSRN her article, Class Action Silence, 94 Boston U. L. Rev. 1781 (forthcoming 2014). Here is the abstract: A number of law review articles have noted the issues inherent…
Rank this Week: 278

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/
  • Feb 27

    Testing Tax Knowledge

    Testing Tax Knowledge
    According to a report on a recent NerdWallet survey, “[m]ost American adults get an ‘F’ in understanding income tax basics.” The survey posed 10 questions to 1,015 people. The average score was 51 percent.Readers of…
  • Feb 25

    So Who Should Pay for Roads?

    So Who Should Pay for Roads?
    According to a recent report, the decision by the Michigan legislature to come up with road repair funds by asking voters to approve an increase in the state sales tax has been criticized by Senator Gary Peters. Peters made the point that…
  • Feb 23

    Using the Tax Law to Administer Health Care: An Unwise Idea Again Proves Itself Unwise

    Using the Tax Law to Administer Health Care: An Unwise Idea Again Proves Itself Unwise
    Almost five years ago, in a series of posts including IRS Ought Not Be the Health Care Enforcement Administrator, Health Care: Enlarging the Code and Stressing the IRS. and More Challenges of IRS Health Care Oversight, I criticized the…
Rank this Week: 1976

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 27

    The FCC Votes Net Neutrality In Effect

    The FCC Votes Net Neutrality In Effect
    The FCC has adopted new rules under Title II of the Communications Act to regulate the Internet. Briefly, in the words of the FCC's Open Internet Order: no blocking, no throttling, no paid prioritization. Discussion here from the Washington…
  • Feb 26

    Blogger Assassinated In Bangladesh

    Blogger Assassinated In Bangladesh
    Local media are reporting that blogger Avijit Roy has been hacked to death and his wife severely injured by unknown assailants as they were leaving a book fair near Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Law enforcement is searching for the attackers.…
  • Feb 26

    ALIS Conference In Nova Scotia February 27-28 2015

    ALIS Conference In Nova Scotia February 27-28 2015
    ALIS (the Artists' Legal Information Society) is holding its On the Edge of Now: Emerging Trends in Digital, Music, and IP Law conference February 27-28. More here at its website.
Rank this Week: 101

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 595

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Feb 27

    Rogers Executive Calls on Canadian Government to Shut Down VPN

    Rogers Executive Calls on Canadian Government to Shut Down VPN
    The Content Industry Connect conference, which was held in Toronto yesterday, featured a panel of leading television executives from Bell, the CBC, Corus, Rogers, and Shaw Media. Several people were live-tweeting the event when a comment from…
  • Feb 25

    Be Careful What You Wish For: Bell Launches Legal Challenge Against CRTC Net Neutrality Decision

    Be Careful What You Wish For: Bell Launches Legal Challenge Against CRTC Net Neutrality Decision
    In December 2010, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission passed the Open Internet Order, which featured relatively weak net neutrality rules. Despite their limited impact (the Order did not go as far as the Canadian Internet traffic…
  • Feb 24

    Why the Demise of the Sun News Network May Be a Preview of Things to Come

    Why the Demise of the Sun News Network May Be a Preview of Things to Come
    The abrupt end of the Sun News Network - its owners pulled the plug on the all-news channel without warning earlier this month - sparked considerable commentary with many lamenting the lost jobs, others examining the quality of the content,…
Rank this Week: 236

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: 1292

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • 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…
  • Jan 13

    Laptops in the Socratic Classroom: Part Two

    Laptops in the Socratic Classroom: Part Two
    The Adverse Effects of Laptops in the Socratic classroom I blogged quite some time ago about the adverse effects of student laptop use in the Socratic classroom. The issue arose again recently when a junior colleague became concerned about…
Rank this Week: 1152

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/
  • Feb 27

    Passing of a legal ethics giant: Monroe Freedman.

    Passing of a legal ethics giant: Monroe Freedman.
    What an amazing person.  Hat tip to The Faculty Lounge for this sad but important news.
  • Feb 20

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.
    I've written about developing behavioral prompts to encourage lawyers to bill timely and accurately, and LinkedIn just pointed me to an article (here) discussing software that helps lawyers do that. 
  • Feb 18

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.
    The op-ed is here.  And my favorite bit?That brought [Professor] Hall to her own answer about college’s mission: “It is for developing the muscle of thoughtfulness, the use of which will be the greatest pleasure in life and…
Rank this Week: 409

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: 3463

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/
  • Feb 28

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Glowing 'tattoo' captures 3D snapshot of brain activity, NewScientist In The Popular Press: Mothers’ Sounds Are Building Block for Babies’ Brains, New York Times Well Blog Outing A.I.:…
  • Feb 27

    Our 10th Blogiversary!

    Our 10th Blogiversary!
    The Neuroethics & Law Blog turns ten years old today. It was the first blog dedicated to the legal and ethical issues raised by advances in neuroscience (that I know of). Back then most people had never even heard of...
  • Feb 26

    "PTSD in the Prison System"

    "PTSD in the Prison System"
    Recently published in SSRN: "PTSD in the Prison System" JULIE ANN DAVIS, Texas Tech University School of Law The treatment of Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in the federal prison system has fallen in quality, if it can ever…
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New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • 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,…
  • Feb 8

    Part 5 [Judge Fahey's 'Tendencies']--NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominee

    Part 5 [Judge Fahey's 'Tendencies']--NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominee
    Eugene Fahey, who has served on the Appellate Division, 4th Department for nine years (the state's intermediate appeals court that sits in Rochester), was nominated by Governor Cuomo in January to sit on New York's highest court. The Senate…
  • Feb 7

    Part 4 [More of Judge Stein's 'Tendencies']--NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominee

    Part 4 [More of Judge Stein's 'Tendencies']--NYCOA: Cuomo's Latest Two Nominee
    Let's consider a few additional common denominators--part of the "stream of tendencies"--running through Judge Leslie Stein's choices on the Appellate Division. We've already seen that the more-liberal Judges on New York's high…
Rank this Week: 4040

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/
  • Feb 27

    SSRN Update: Articles on Public Interest Law, Church Bankruptcy, and Conservation

    SSRN Update: Articles on Public Interest Law, Church Bankruptcy, and Conservation
    (1) Kathryn Sabbeth (UNC) has posted: "What's Money Got to Do With It?: Public Interest Lawyering and Profit." Here is the abstract: Definitions of public interest lawyering influence financial support, regulation of lawyers, and…
  • Feb 25

    Hospital Boards and Quality of Care

    Hospital Boards and Quality of Care
    The New York Times reported on the relationship between a sound hospital board of directors and the quality of care provided by the hospital. Here is the beginning of the article: "If you or a loved one is having a...
  • Feb 24

    Senate Hearing on Colleges and Universitie

    Senate Hearing on Colleges and Universitie
    The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions held a hearing today (Feb. 24) titled: Recalibrating Regulation of Colleges and Universities: Report of the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education. The Report…
Rank this Week: 408

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: 4077

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 27

    One War Begins, Another Ends?

    One War Begins, Another Ends?
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Yesterday, as members of Congress continued to debate the need for a new AUMF against ISIS, lawyers for Guantanamo detainee Al Warafi have filed a new habeas petition to the D.C. District Court, arguing…
  • Feb 24

    Elders Proposal for Strengthening UN

    Elders Proposal for Strengthening UN
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon If you haven’t seen it yet, the Elders Proposal for Strengthening the UN is a must read.  Chaired by Kofi Annan, The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace…
  • Feb 23

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 23, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 23, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa A young girl with explosives strapped to her killed five people and wounded dozens at a…
Rank this Week: 116

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Feb 14

    Vellum – the long view of data infrastructure

    Vellum – the long view of data infrastructure
    Yestreen I wanted to look at an activity I put together for students, oh way back in 1995.  I’m sure every law teacher has a similar one.  It was on statutory interpretation, written up briefly in this book chapter.  I…
  • Feb 12

    Experiential learning & simulated client

    Experiential learning & simulated client
      Just finished reading a fine report on experiential learning, with simulated clients at the core of the analysis.  The report is published by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS), as part of its…
  • Feb 7

    Title & abstract of Wellness talk

    Title & abstract of Wellness talk
    A couple of people have asked for title and abstract of my piece (not available via Forum website, maybe later – so busy commenting on others I forgot to post mine).  Anyway here it is below.  It will form one of two chapters…
Rank this Week: 2476

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
  • Feb 14

    Vellum – the long view of data infrastructure

    Vellum – the long view of data infrastructure
    Yestreen I wanted to look at an activity I put together for students, oh way back in 1995.  I’m sure every law teacher has a similar one.  It was on statutory interpretation, written up briefly in this book chapter.  I…
  • Feb 12

    Experiential learning & simulated client

    Experiential learning & simulated client
      Just finished reading a fine report on experiential learning, with simulated clients at the core of the analysis.  The report is published by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS), as part of its…
  • Feb 7

    Title & abstract of Wellness talk

    Title & abstract of Wellness talk
    A couple of people have asked for title and abstract of my piece (not available via Forum website, maybe later – so busy commenting on others I forgot to post mine).  Anyway here it is below.  It will form one of two chapters…
Rank this Week: 1940

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: 1350

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: 117

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: 330

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/
  • Feb 27

    It's white, no blue . . . aaaah

    It's white, no blue . . . aaaah
    Doesn't this illustrate everything that Dan Kahan, current GuestPrawf Dave Hoffman, and others (including me) have been saying about video evidence? If no one can agree on the color of the dress,* how can anyone agree on whether the force…
  • Feb 27

    Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh, R.I.P.

    Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh, R.I.P.
    Not just my own University of Notre Dame, but also American higher education and, in many ways, the country has lost a truly great and really good man, "Fr. Ted" Hesburgh. You can learn a lot more about his work and life here. And,…
  • Feb 27

    Teeth Whitening for Lawyer

    Teeth Whitening for Lawyer
    Thanks to prawfsblawg for having me and to Dan Markel for having been such a welcoming presence when I first entered academia a few years ago. Most of my posts will focus on areas of criminal law/procedure, but today I want to look at…
Rank this Week: 31

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: 1155