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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/
  • Oct 1

    Mary Oliver on Punctuation

    Mary Oliver on Punctuation
    Here, poet Mary Oliver reads her breathless poem “Seven White Butterflies.” You will be interested in her prefatory comments. (ljs)
  • Oct 1

    Reforming the First Year of Law School II

    Reforming the First Year of Law School II
    On Monday, I argued that it is as important to reform the first year of law school as it is to add practical courses to the second and third years. Law schools need to teach basic skills before they can...
  • Sep 30

    Tips for making excuses that may get you off the hook

    Tips for making excuses that may get you off the hook
    This article from the Wall Street Journal surveys several business experts and academics for tips on how to make excuses for a botched job that have a better chance of being well received by the boss. That's not to suggest...
Rank this Week: 1055

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Argument for Non-Citizen Juror

    Argument for Non-Citizen Juror
    The article below and the study it cites makes a strong argument for allowing non-citizen jurors. According to the article, in criminal proceedings, non-citizens face higher sentences than those who are citizens. The article goes on to say…
  • Sep 30

    Jury New

    Jury New
    SCOTUS Blog: Argument preview: Justices to resolve circuit split on juror testimony ...WDTN: Selecting jurors to choose life or death for AriasNWTimes: Lawyers argue over juror anonymity in gang trialPittsburgh Post Gazette: Alternate jurors'…
  • Sep 29

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire
    Neil Joel DilloffMelissa Rubin RothAbstract (to read the entire article go here)You have spent several hours selecting a jury in a civil case. In accordance with the usual Maryland procedure, the jurors were sworn and the trial judge…
Rank this Week: 1262

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Oct 1

    Carpe Carp

    Carpe Carp
    Just how exactly did an invasive species known as the Asian carp manage to clog up many of America's rivers and lakes? It turns out state planning had something to do with that. Watch the Vice News video below from...
  • Oct 1

    Spain and Scotland (and Quebec)

    Spain and Scotland (and Quebec)
    With independence votes in the air, it would seem natural that Catalonia wants a vote. But now a court has effectively suspended it. If there is a lesson Spain should learn from Scotalnd and Quebec, it is that is is...
  • Oct 1

    Potato Salad Anyone?

    Potato Salad Anyone?
    How much money do you need to make a potato salad? If you are using Kickstarter, then $55,000 ought to do the trick!
Rank this Week: 1178

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Sep 30

    Singling Out Jewish Kaporos For Criticism

    Singling Out Jewish Kaporos For Criticism
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb explains why an animal rights advocate might choose to protest the Jewish Kaporos ritual and the relative merits of such a position. Colb argues that despite the potential for facilitating…
  • Sep 29

    Click Away: A Texas Law on “Improper Photography” Bites the Dust

    Click Away: A Texas Law on “Improper Photography” Bites the Dust
    Hofstra University law professor Joanna Grossman and Stanford University law professor Lawrence Friedman comment on a recent decision by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals striking down that state’s law against “improper…
  • Sep 28

    A Special Counsel to Investigate the IRS Targeting of Tea Party Group

    A Special Counsel to Investigate the IRS Targeting of Tea Party Group
    Chapman University law professor Ronald Rotunda discusses the need for the Attorney General to appoint Special Counsel to investigate IRS misconduct. Rotunda argues that by appointing Special Counsel, the Attorney General can restore…
Rank this Week: 1167

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

From George Mason University School of Law.

http://jlep.net/home/
  • Sep 30

    JLEP Congratulates Its New Candidate Members!

    JLEP Congratulates Its New Candidate Members!
    The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy would like to announce and welcome its 2014-2015 Candidate Members.  Congratulations! Elif Aksoy Gwen Ball Liz Dalton Matt Devendorf Manmeet Dhindsa Sammy Grunberg Christopher…
  • Apr 4

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2014-2015 Incoming Masthead

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2014-2015 Incoming Masthead
     Editor-in-Chief Daniel Russell Executive Editor Karen Schroeder Managing Editor Jacob Hamburger Senior Articles Editor James Beaty Senior Notes Editor Jeff Kuhlman Notes Editor Tamta Zhorzholiani Senior Research Editors Daniel McCain…
  • Mar 22

    JLEP Featured On Blog “Above The Law”

    JLEP Featured On Blog “Above The Law”
    The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy was recently featured on the popular blog Above The Law for its Fall 2013 issue!  In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the pivotal Supreme Court decision Erie Railroad v.…
Rank this Week: 1180

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: 1145

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/
  • Sep 30

    Last year's best read on legislative process?

    Last year's best read on legislative process?
    As you are likely aware, the academy suffers from a shallow bench of scholars who carefully mine the field of legislative process. I share William Eskridge’s “collective lament” that such a critical area is woefully…
  • Sep 24

    The Scottish Independence Vote and the American Tea Party: What Do they Suggest for the Future of Government?

    The Scottish Independence Vote and the American Tea Party: What Do they Suggest for the Future of Government?
    At first blush, it seems that the vote for Independence in Scotland is miles away (or very far across the pond) from the Tea Party that has taken root in the United States. However, policy wonks suggest that the Scottish...
  • Sep 22

    Ever Heard of the Powell Memo?

    Ever Heard of the Powell Memo?
    Have you ever heard of the Powell memo? If not, take a moment to read on. The Powell memo refers to an August 23, 1971 “confidential memorandum” written by Lewis F. Powell, Jr., a corporate lawyer in Richmond Virginia, to...
Rank this Week: 1053

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/
  • Sep 29

    Part 3a [Correction]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat

    Part 3a [Correction]--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat
    As now added to the previous post, Part 3, the Albany County Bar Association changed its rating of Preeta D. Bansal upon appeal from "Not Qualified" to "Qualified." As reported by Joel Stashenko in the New York Law…
  • Sep 28

    Part 3--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat

    Part 3--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat
    In the last post we looked at the 3 sitting judges on the nomination list for the Court of Appeals, New York's highest court. Let's now look at the non-judges--the remaining 4 names on the list. (Again, I just feel like avoiding alphabetical…
  • Sep 27

    Part 2--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat

    Part 2--NY Court of Appeals: The List for the Graffeo Seat
    Governor Andrew Cuomo has 30 days from September 3--the date the Commission on Judicial Nomination presented him with its list of 7 names--to nominate one of them for New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals. So this coming Friday,…
Rank this Week: 1371

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Sep 28

    Overflowing Love

    Overflowing Love
    Our task on these days is to show mercy. We must understand mercy and its relation to justice as God understands it. We must recognize God’s image in each other. We must appreciate each other as the children whose birth brought delight…
  • Sep 25

    Church/State Cooperation in Germany: Good for Religion?

    Church/State Cooperation in Germany: Good for Religion?
    Religion is in terminal decline in many European countries, so I was surprised to learn that 59% of the population are registered Christians. I am surprised it is as high as it is, but it has been declining sharply this year. And that is…
  • Sep 22

    Wesleyan Orders Fraternities to be Co-Ed: Denial of Freedom of Association?

    Wesleyan Orders Fraternities to be Co-Ed: Denial of Freedom of Association?
    Wesleyan University has ruled that on campus fraternities must become co-ed over the next three years or forfeit access to meeting spaces and on campus housing. See here. Many will argue that this move violates freedom of association. Indeed…
Rank this Week: 1030

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Concerning Politic

    Concerning Politic
    Somewhere in Robert Heinlein's Double Star, one of the better novels of one of the best SF authors of the Twentieth century, appears the following comment on the subject of politics:"It's rough and sometimes it's dirty and it's always hard…
  • Sep 24

    Adam Smith on the Subject of Laptops in the Classroom

    Adam Smith on the Subject of Laptops in the Classroom
    There has been a good deal of discussion of late of the question of whether students should be permitted to have laptops in the classroom, with professors concerned that the students might be reading email, checking Facebook, even looking at…
  • Sep 23

    Bitcoin, Anonymous ECash, and Strong Privacy

    Bitcoin, Anonymous ECash, and Strong Privacy
    I first wrote about the idea of strong privacy in an article published in 1996, almost twenty years ago, and have returned to the subject several times since. The basic idea, inspired by the work of members of the Cyperpunk mailing list, in…
Rank this Week: 1211

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award
    Peter Tillers will be the recipient of the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s (Jan. 2015) AALS meeting; the presentation will be made during our section’s joint luncheon with the Criminal Justice section. Thanks to…
  • Sep 18

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word
    Comment by Tillers: legal scholars might avoid uttering a great deal of nonsense about imprecise legal concepts if they took the trouble to study fuzzy logic. Lotfi A.…
  • Sep 10

    The Trouble With Harvard

    The Trouble With Harvard
    Steven Pinker The Trouble With Harvard New Republic (September 4, 2014) Extract:Deresiewicz writes engagingly about the wacky ways of elite university admissions, and he deserves credit for opening a debate on policies which have been…
Rank this Week: 1082

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: 1002

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Jan 7

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?

    Is Florida Governor Rick Scott Controlling the Search for a New President at FAU?
    The Board of Directors of Florida Atlantic University has released the names of 10 finalists for the school's next president. The list contains some interesting demographics. First, only two... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 1285

GreenLaw

GreenLaw

provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law. By Pace University School of Law's environmental law program.

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Aug 18

    Land Use Law Center addresses cure for “zombie” plague in New York State

    Land Use Law Center addresses cure for “zombie” plague in New York State
    Vacant properties are a persistent land use issue in the most financially distressed regions, as thousands of properties currently sit empty throughout nation. “Zombie” properties result when a bank begins foreclosure proceedings…
  • Jul 28

    Students Help to Advise IUCN for ITLOS Fisheries Case

    Students Help to Advise IUCN for ITLOS Fisheries Case
    Professor Ann Powers: Two Pace students, Ann Bermont (’14) and Anthony Papetti (’14), were among those responding to a request by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for assistance  preparing…
  • Jul 22

    Professor Ann Powers: For those of you…

    Professor Ann Powers: For those of you interested in the UN’s process for establishing Sustainable Development Goals as mandated by Rio+20, the Open Working Group approved its  “Outcome Document” on Saturday after a…
Rank this Week: 1094

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

By Jim Chen, Kristi L. Bowman, Rebecca M. Bratspies, Holly D. Doremus, Peter H. Huang, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, Andrew Long, Barbara A. Noah, Jordan Paradise, J.B. Ruhl, Andrew W. Torrance, and Katherine Van Tassel.

http://biolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law
    Call for papers Ebola and the Law Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)Washington, D.C.Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The 2014 west African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic…
  • Mar 1

    Reel Bio-Horror

    Reel Bio-Horror
    Victoria Sutton of Texas Tech very kindly put her new book, Reel Bio-Horror: The Things That Keep Us Up at Night, on the Biolaw bookshelf. The book has its own website and a Facebook fan page. It covers the genre of biohorror and…
  • Oct 9

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013
    The Practising Law Institute has very kindly provided Biolaw a copy of its EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013. Edited by by Adam Sowatzka and Richard E. Glaze, Jr., this volume reviews the full array of laws enforced by the…
Rank this Week: 1016

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

Law, social media, and social networking technologies, with excursions into politics, travel, food and drink. By Professor James G. Milles.

http://jimmilles.com
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
  • May 10

    Good news, bad new

    Good news, bad new
    I have very mixed feelings about this. The fact that the USA Freedom Act has achieved such wide-ranging support may be less an indication of its compromises than of a fundamental shift in American views. In July 2013, following the ……
  • Apr 1

    NYS Board of Law Examiners to Simplify Character and Fitness Examination

    NYS Board of Law Examiners to Simplify Character and Fitness Examination
    The New York State Board of Law Examiners today announced plans to simplify the Character and Fitness investigation process. “The current process, requiring the bar applicant to submit a significant amount of…
Rank this Week: 1069

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 1348

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 14

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.
    No matter how much the business lobby complains about the "business costs" of increasing the minimum wage, legislators should look past that self-serving ideology and look at reality. Workers have contributed to increased…
  • Dec 3

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"
    For years (decades, actually), the American pro-wealthy right has argued that lowering corporate tax rates will create jobs. That is the presumed purpose behind the push by Dave Camp to enact a tax reform package with lower corporate rates,…
  • Nov 17

    FATCA Agreement with France

    FATCA Agreement with France
    On November 14, the US Treasury Department announced that it had signed an agreement with France relating to the implementation of the 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) law. That makes the 10th such agreement signed between the…
Rank this Week: 971

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

Covers the First Amendment, democracy and design in the digital age. By New York Law School Professor Beth Simone Noveck and members of the First Amendment in the Digital Age Course at Stanford University.

http://cairns.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love
    A few days ago I gave a presentation on “Solving Public Problems with Crowdsourcing” for 80 assembled governors of the Russian Federation outside of Moscow at an event on Contemporary Management Technologies. The presentation was…
  • Jun 5

    Wiki Style Government

    Wiki Style Government
    The Public Administration Select Committee of the UK Parliament issued a Report on Public Engagement in Policymaking calling for “wiki style” approaches to policymaking and creating greater engagement in the workings of…
  • Jun 3

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 989

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Oct 1

    New Orleans Exoneree Will Receive State Compensation

    New Orleans Exoneree Will Receive State Compensation
    Nathan Brown, 40, was released from a New Orleans prison in June after serving more than 16 years for a 1997 attempted rape of which he was innocent. On Tuesday, Judge Ray Steib of the 24th Judicial District Court apologized to Brown for the…
  • Oct 1

    Senator Rodney Ellis, Exoneree Michael Morton, Innocence Project and Other Lawyers Urge Legislature to Fix Texas' DNA Testing Law

    Senator Rodney Ellis, Exoneree Michael Morton, Innocence Project and Other Lawyers Urge Legislature to Fix Texas' DNA Testing Law
    Photo: Bryce Benjet and Barry Scheck join Rodney Ellis and Michael Morton at the Texas state capitol. On Tuesday morning, Senator Rodney Ellis, exoneree Michael Morton and Innocence Project and other lawyers gathered at a press conference at…
  • Sep 30

    Inside Look on Freeing the Innocent

    Inside Look on Freeing the Innocent
    Nearly a month after two North Carolina half brothers were declared innocent and ordered released from prison based on DNA evidence that implicated another man, two people who played pivotal roles in overturning their convictions spoke about…
Rank this Week: 2060

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 1

    Thinking About Hypocrisy

    Thinking About Hypocrisy
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss protests against the practice within some ultra-Orthodox circles of using a live chicken for the ritual of Kaporos.  The ritual precedes Yom Kippur and symbolically transfers…
  • Sep 30

    Writing About the Debt Ceiling is Apparently Not Easy

    Writing About the Debt Ceiling is Apparently Not Easy
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananA colleague recently forwarded to me a link to a law student note, Unconstitutional Debt Ceilings, 103 Georgetown L. J. Online 29 (2013), in which a 2013 graduate of my law school's crosstown rival provided a…
  • Sep 28

    WWJHED (What Would John Hart Ely Do) About Campaign Finance Regulation?

    WWJHED (What Would John Hart Ely Do) About Campaign Finance Regulation?
    By Michael DorfIn a terrific essay in The Atlantic last week, Garrett Epps took the opportunity of the lull before the start of the Supreme Court Term to note the seeming perversity of the Roberts Court's views about how to define…
Rank this Week: 1665

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Oct 1

    Could Denmark Serve as a Leader on Transgender Law?

    Could Denmark Serve as a Leader on Transgender Law?
    From the Guardian UK: In one leap, Denmark has changed its law on trans rights, taking it from a country where transgender people were forced to undergo sterilisation in order to be legally recognised as a different gender, to one...<img…
  • Oct 1

    Federalism and Gay Marriage

    Federalism and Gay Marriage
    From the Jurist: Advocates and opponents of same-sex marriage are breathlessly waiting for news from the Supreme Court that a marriage equality case will be heard this term. The expectation of an imminent nationwide ruling comes after scores…
  • Sep 30

    First Yes Means Yes Law

    First Yes Means Yes Law
    California Yes Means Yes Law, Defining Sexual Consent Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that makes California the first in the nation to have a clear definition of when people agree to sex. The law goes further...<img…
Rank this Week: 1390

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Oct 1

    Understanding The Middle East

    Understanding The Middle East
    This, from the Washington Post’s Adam Taylor, is very good. My conversation yesterday with The New York Times’ John Fisher Burns adds more background from the most experienced foreign correspondent in the world. But Christian C.…
  • Sep 30

    Professor Stephen Smith Wraps Up The Hillsdale Shakespeare Study With Cymbeline

    Professor Stephen Smith Wraps Up The Hillsdale Shakespeare Study With Cymbeline
    HH: It’s the last radio hour of the week. It’s time for the Hillsdale Dialogue, which since January of 2013 has occurred at this hour every week. We talk with Dr. Larry Arnn and/or one of his colleagues from the faculty of…
  • Sep 30

    “Because Ebola is not contagious until symptoms develop…”

    “Because Ebola is not contagious until symptoms develop…”
    Of course I believe the CDC on this point.  And of course fanning panic or even hysteria would be contemptible and immoral.  That  is the key point that the CDC was trying –not very effectively– to make in the…
Rank this Week: 1420

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/
  • Oct 1

    Multitasking: You Lose More Than You Gain

    Multitasking: You Lose More Than You Gain
    Multitasking is a way of life for those who’ve grown up in the digital era. You might be talking face-to-face with a friend but you are also texting or checking social media. Even those of us who grew up “b.c.”...
  • Sep 30

    Law School Exams: Call of the Question

    Law School Exams: Call of the Question
    A good piece of advice from academic support professionals and law professors for students taking law school exams is to begin with the “call of the question.” Who is calling, and what do they want? The call of the question...
  • Sep 30

    ASP Position at Howard University School of Law

    ASP Position at Howard University School of Law
    Hello all -- Howard University School of Law is looking for a Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation. The job description is attached. To apply Contact: Dean Danielle Holley-Walker, dhwalker@law.howard.edu. 202-806-8000 Associate…
Rank this Week: 1793

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: 2104

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Three interesting but totally different articles in today's Time

    Three interesting but totally different articles in today's Time
    An article on the decision not to bail out Lehman Brothers (suggesting that it was in some ways arbitrary, ill-thought-out, deceptively presented, and quite political) builds on recent pieces discussing AIG et al (with no haircut whatsoever…
  • Sep 30

    Book review for Fixing U.S. International Taxation

    Book review for Fixing U.S. International Taxation
    Christiana Panayi of the Queen Mary University in London has written a book review of my recently published book Fixing U.S. International Taxation.  It should be appearing shortly in the British Tax Review.  The…
  • Sep 28

    NYU-UCLA conference on Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    NYU-UCLA conference on Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    The conference is this Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, alas by invitation only due to space limitations (but we might be able to fit in a few more people), at NYU Law School.  Papers by Liam Murphy (philosophy), Suzanne Mettler (political science),…
Rank this Week: 1502

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/
  • Sep 29

    Dean Frank Wu: How to Start a Law School Clinic

    Dean Frank Wu: How to Start a Law School Clinic
    This essay is by Dean Frank H. Wu, who is Chancellor & Dean of University of California Hastings College of the Law. It was originally published on LinkedIn. I once was honored to speak at a conference to colleagues (law...
  • Sep 19

    CSOL Founder Creates Nonprofit as Alternative to Infilaw

    CSOL Founder Creates Nonprofit as Alternative to Infilaw
    From the Charleston Post & Courier: "Charleston School of Law founder Ed Westbrook has formed a nonprofit corporation to run the school, which he says would provide a viable alternative to selling it to the for-profit InfiLaw System.…
  • Sep 13

    Dean Frank Wu: The Future of Scotland and the Role of Scholar

    Dean Frank Wu: The Future of Scotland and the Role of Scholar
    This essay is by Dean Frank H. Wu, who is Chancellor & Dean of University of California Hastings College of the Law. It was originally published on LinkedIn. I have no opinion about Scotland seceding from the United Kingdom. But...
Rank this Week: 1421

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Sep 21

    LETR on regulatory relationship

    LETR on regulatory relationship
    I was revisiting LETR on regulatory relationship for a paper I was giving here at Denver U Sturm College of Law.  A year or so on, how is it looking?  The responses of the main regulators were reasonably predictable though the…
  • Sep 21

    LETR on regulatory relationship

    LETR on regulatory relationship
    I was revisiting LETR on regulatory relationship for a paper I was giving here at Denver U Sturm College of Law.  A year or so on, how is it looking?  The responses of the main regulators were reasonably predictable though the…
  • Sep 21

    Referendum

    Referendum
    MacDiarmid had the words for it: The rose of all the world is not for me. I want for my part Only the little white rose of Scotland That smells sharp and sweet – and breaks the heart. In truth the Referendum vote, Yes and No, is a…
Rank this Week: 1956

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law
    Call for papers Ebola and the Law Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)Washington, D.C.Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The 2014 west African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic…
  • Apr 23

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner
    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner, available at http://bit.ly/MinorityTelevisionAmicus: This brief amicus curiae in support of petitioner Minority Television…
  • Mar 25

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved
    James Ming Chen, An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved, 2014 Wisconsin Law Review (forthcoming), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2387998 or http://bit.ly/SeedIsNotSaved, and to be…
Rank this Week: 1659

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 9

    Two new lab report cases from New Jersey

    Two new lab report cases from New Jersey
    The New Jersey Supreme Court issued a couple of decisions earlier this week on lab reports.  They're worth comment, in part because they show the state of affairs in this still contentious area.In one, State v. Michaels, a lab supervisor…
  • May 27

    Cert denial

    Cert denial
    The Supreme Court denied cert this morning in Turner, No. 13-127, Brewington, No. 13-504, James, No. 13-632,  Ortiz-Zape, No. 13-633, Galloway, No. 13-761, Yohe, No. 13-885, and Edwards, No. 13-8618.  Some of the case I had earlier…
  • May 19

    The Nostalgia for Reliability Testing

    The Nostalgia for Reliability Testing
    Professor Ben Trachtenberg of the University of Missouri Law School and I recently had an exchange on Confrontation Clause matters published in the University of Florida Law Review.  Here are links to his original article, to my…
Rank this Week: 1536

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: 2111

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity…

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Reigns Supreme

Covers employment law, human resources best practices, and how to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms to help ensure a happy and productive workforce. By Kendall Isaac.

http://www.workplacedignity.com/employment-law-and-dispute-resolution-blog.html
Rank this Week: 2035

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

Covers legal education and the legal industry. By Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Jul 23

    Lung Cancer Isn’t Just Life-Changing. It’s Community-Changing (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

    Lung Cancer Isn’t Just Life-Changing. It’s Community-Changing (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)
    Being diagnosed with cancer terrifies all of us. In the best case, a cancer diagnosis involves painful or sickening treatments. In the worst case, a cancer diagnosis is an imminent death sentence. Either way, a cancer diagnosis instantly…
  • Jul 17

    Join Team Lisa at “Your Next Step is the Cure” 5K, San Francisco, Sept. 21

    Join Team Lisa at “Your Next Step is the Cure” 5K, San Francisco, Sept. 21
    You recall that my wife Lisa has lung cancer. There is a seemingly endless supply of athletic fundraisers for cancer generally and lung cancer specifically, and we appreciate how family and friends have organized “Team Lisa”…
  • Jun 2

    Reflecting On 8 Years As HTLI Director

    Reflecting On 8 Years As HTLI Director
    We recently announced that Brian Love is joining me as co-director of the High Tech Law Institute. This is a good news/bad news announcement. Brian is a terrific talent, and I’m thrilled to work with him. However, given that…
Rank this Week: 1518

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 2146

The Becker-Posner Blog

The Becker-Posner Blog

A law and economics blog by University of Chicago Law School Professors Gary Becker and Senior Lecturer Judge Richard Posner

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/beckerposner/
  • May 10

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In memoriam: Gary S. Becker, 1930-2014. The Becker-Posner blog is terminated. Richard A. Posner
  • Mar 14

    Sabbatical Notice

    Sabbatical Notice
    Starting this weekend, we will be taking a one-month sabbatical from blogging. We will resume at the end of that period.
  • Mar 3

    The Embargo of Cuba: Time to Go- Becker

    The Embargo of Cuba: Time to Go- Becker
    The US embargo of Cuba began in 1960, a year after Fidel Castro turned this island toward communism. It was extended to food and medicines in 1962, the same year as the showdown with Russia over the installation of missiles there. The embargo…
Rank this Week: 2088

The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

Covers law, politics, pop culture, sports, and a touch of Iowa. By University of Iowa professor Tung Yin.

http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/
  • Apr 21

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk
    It seems quite fitting that the Seattle Seahawks traded for Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. This way, a player who violated NCAA rules about getting free stuff while at Ohio State and then left Ohio State early (after agreeing that he...
  • Apr 5

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

    Play (fantasy) baseball!
    Way back in 2001, I started a fantasy baseball league with fellow lawyers and staff at Munger Tolles & Olson. Naturally, we called the league "BatMungers." Even as several of us left the firm (and in some of our cases,...
  • Apr 2

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....
    I'm not one for sit-coms, so I didn't watch "How I Met Your Mother" during its 9-year-run, but being the avid Entertainment Weekly reader that I am, I know something about the show. So I was mildly curious about how...
Rank this Week: 1661

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • Feb 26

    Antitrust awards time ...

    Antitrust awards time ...
    I have been nominated for two academic awards in the competition law & economics field: 1. Antitrust writing award My article “Antitrust Compliance Programmes & Optimal Antitrust Enforcement: A Reply to Wouter Wils” has…
  • Feb 25

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law
    The Harvard European Law Association is putting together a very nice programme where I will give a keynote speech and chair a couple of panels. Preliminary Program Harvard European Law Association Informal Enforcement of Competition Law:…
  • Feb 12

    When Competition Law Analysis Goes Wrong – The Italian Pfizer/Pharmacia Case

    When Competition Law Analysis Goes Wrong – The Italian Pfizer/Pharmacia Case
    Here is my last paper. Abstract: The January 2012 decision of the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) to fine Pfizer and Pharmacia €10.6 million is an illustration of the more aggressive trend taken by competition…
Rank this Week: 1655

Split Circuits

Split Circuits

Tracks developments concerning splits among the federal circuit courts. By University of Richmond School of Law Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://splitcircuits.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1694

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
Rank this Week: 1870

Velvel on National Affairs

Velvel on National Affairs

Covers national events. By Massachusetts School of Law Dean Lawrence Velvel.

http://velvelonnationalaffairs.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1664

Zeugma

Zeugma

Covers legal education, technology, rhetoric and legal theory. By Lancaster University's Sefton Bloxham, University of Warwick's Patricia McKellar, University of Strathclyde's Karen Barton and Glasgow Graduate School of Law's Paul Maharg.

http://zeugma.typepad.com/zeugma/
  • Jul 18

    Moving on...

    Moving on...
    I'm moving blog host, from Typepad to Wordpress.  I hadn't expected to go, but Typepad's recent newsletters on their company policies are making me edgy and, having been stung, like many academics, by Ning's recent policy changes (Dropbox…
  • May 17

    Ross Priory, 2011

    Ross Priory, 2011
    Spent two days at the invitation of Alan Paterson (Strathclyde) and Richard Susskind discussing legal practice and legal education at Ross Priory, Strathclyde's retreat house on Loch Lomond, which has one of the best views anywhere in…
  • Apr 29

    New book series: Emerging Legal Learning - call for title

    New book series: Emerging Legal Learning - call for title
    Over the past six months or so, amongst much else I've been involved in putting together a couple of book series.
Rank this Week: 1660

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: 1507

Dean's Blog

Dean's Blog

By Dean Donald Lewis of the Hamline University School of Law.

http://law.hamline.edu/blogs.aspx?blogid=102
Rank this Week: 1751

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and…

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog

Covers international laws of war, international law, related human rights topics, international NGOs, and the theory of the just war. By Professor Kenneth Anderson.

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1690

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: 1700