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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 28

    Midtown with Monroe (Guest Post by James Sample)

    Midtown with Monroe (Guest Post by James Sample)
    Editor's Note: Thursday brought the sad news that Professor and former Dean of Hofstra Law School Monroe Freedman died. Freedman was widely regarded as the father of legal ethics as a legal academic discipline. Here is a personal remembrance…
  • Feb 27

    Fish, Health Insurance, and Overcriminalization: A Comment on Yates v. United State

    Fish, Health Insurance, and Overcriminalization: A Comment on Yates v. United State
    by Michael DorfWednesday's SCOTUS decision in Yates v. United States  is interesting for what it may say about King v. Burwell--the challenge to the subsidies on federal exchanges to be argued next week--but also, as I'll explain…
  • Feb 26

    The Insecurity of the Orthodox Economist

    The Insecurity of the Orthodox Economist
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananMy new Verdict column, "Education Is Everything, but It’s Not the Only Thing," was published today.  In it, I discuss the different ways in which education matters to economic outcomes, and the…
Rank this Week: 877

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Feb 27

    Reading For The Red Eye To Meet The Pre

    Reading For The Red Eye To Meet The Pre
    Off to D.C. tonight after the show for a Sunday appearance on Meet the Press.  Taking with me galleys of C. J. Box’s Endangered and of Guy P. Benson’s and Mary Katharine Ham’s End of Discussion to pass the red eye…
  • Feb 27

    Chuck Todd On The CPAC Proceeding

    Chuck Todd On The CPAC Proceeding
    Meet The Press host Chuck Todd joined me for his regular Friday spot and we talked through what CPAC has shown (and not shown) about the state of the GOP race for the 2016 nomination: Audio: 02-27hhs-todd transcript: HH: Of course, it is…
  • Feb 27

    Senator Lindsey Graham On The Islamic State and the Urgent Need for U.S. Action

    Senator Lindsey Graham On The Islamic State and the Urgent Need for U.S. Action
    United States Senator Lindsey Graham joined me on Friday’s show to talk about the spreading menace of the Islamic State and Iran’s path to near-nuclear status: Audio: 02-27hhs-graham Transcript: HH: I’m joined now by United…
Rank this Week: 1692

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: 4308

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)

    City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos LLC (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2015)
    It's not that I don't feel bad for the defendant in this case.  I do.  It turns out that it was the last holder in a game of hot potato.But a deal's a deal.  Even if it's a bad one.  So it loses the property.Shortened to…
  • Feb 26

    People v. Johnson (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Feb. 26, 2015)

    People v. Johnson (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Feb. 26, 2015)
    Can you guess what this appeal is about?  Can you guess the result?  Here are the first three sentences of the opinion:"A jury convicted defendant Jerrold Elwin Johnson of the first degree murder of Ellen Salling with the special…
  • Feb 24

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)

    People v. Soria (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2015)
    Nothing good ever comes out of the following fact pattern:"On Saturday, November 28, 2009, around 8:00 or 9:00 p.m., the 44-year-old defendant was home, drinking beer, and playing video games, when his son Theo brought home three friends and…
Rank this Week: 904

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: 2023

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 4294

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    The Lottery Terminal, Computer Crime and "Authorization"

    The Lottery Terminal, Computer Crime and "Authorization"
    After Caryn Aline Nascimento was “convicted of one count of aggravated first-degree theft and one count of computer crime”, she appealed.  State v. Nascimento, 2015 WL 465188 (Court of Appeals of Oregon2015).  On appeal,…
  • Feb 25

    The 4th Amendment, the Search Warrant, the Network Investigation Technique

    The 4th Amendment, the Search Warrant, the Network Investigation Technique
    After Gary Reibert was charged with “with the receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography (Count I) in violation of 18 U.S.Code § 2252A(a)(2) and (b)(1) and the accessing of a computer in interstate…
  • Feb 23

    Websense, Jottacloud and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    Websense, Jottacloud and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judge recently issued in a civil suit:  RLI Insurance Company v. Elisabeth Banks, 2015 WL 400540 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia2015).   The judge…
Rank this Week: 2244

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

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

    Interdistrict Integration to Expand in Connecticut

    Interdistrict Integration to Expand in Connecticut
    This week, the parties in Sheff v. O'Neill reached an agreement to expand the state's inter-district integration remedy. An additional one thousand seats will become available in Hartford's magnet school program, for which students from the…
  • Feb 26

    President Says He Will Veto Legislation That Undermines the Federal Role in Education

    President Says He Will Veto Legislation That Undermines the Federal Role in Education
    Earlier this year, I posted on the strong shift in approach to reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and how it was placing the federal role in education in jeopardy. Such a shift would have undone much of the work of…
  • Feb 25

    A New Form of Federal Accountability That Might Just Work

    A New Form of Federal Accountability That Might Just Work
    My Dynarksi's recent essay summarizes new studies on teacher mobility, particular the mobility of high quality teachers. A North Carolina study and federal pilot program demonstrate the capacity of public policy to incentivize some teachers…
Rank this Week: 2025

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/
  • Feb 27

    The Most Important Sentence Ever Written

    The Most Important Sentence Ever Written
    What is the most important sentence to have ever been written in a legal instrument? “No free man shall be arrested or imprisoned or disseised or outlawed or exiled or in any way victimized, neither will we attack him or...
  • Feb 26

    12 Angry Men (and Women)

    12 Angry Men (and Women)
    There has recently been a fair amount of commentary in the news surrounding an upcoming 42 week jury trial [1]. The trial requires 12 members of the public to be present at the nearly year long trial, which would prevent...
  • Feb 25

    Interview with Melanin 9

    Interview with Melanin 9
    Please see the below video for our exclusive interview with Melanin 9! Not only does Melanin 9 produce great music, he is an advocate for human rights. In his album Magna Carta, Melanin 9 shares his passion for Hip-hop music...
Rank this Week: 4521

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

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

    Arquette: A Wrong Turn, But Point Taken

    Arquette: A Wrong Turn, But Point Taken
    Thank you, Patricia Arquette, for raising the issue of US women's equality. I agree. US women are in a sorry state. I remember the momentum to pass the women's equal rights amendment and the shock and disappointment when it did...
  • Feb 26

    Appointment of The First U.S. Special Envoy on LGBT Individual

    Appointment of The First U.S. Special Envoy on LGBT Individual
    By Jeremiah Ho This week the U.S. State Department announced the appointment of Randy Berry as the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons to advocate globally for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and…
  • Feb 25

    New Resource on Land Grabbing

    New Resource on Land Grabbing
    As students start selecting topics for spring semester papers or Notes, many will want to explore the burgeoning issues around land grabbing. Don't let them re-invent the wheel! Jootaek Lee, of Northeastern Law School, has written a useful…
Rank this Week: 2027

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

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

    JTL: "Tort, No-Fault and Real-World Compensation," A Volume in Honor of Jeffrey O'Connell

    JTL: "Tort, No-Fault and Real-World Compensation," A Volume in Honor of Jeffrey O'Connell
    The next issue of the Journal of Tort Law is a tribute to Jeffrey O'Connell, who died in January of 2013. From the Introduction: O’Connell’s overriding goal was to make compensation more readily available to the injured. He saw…
  • Feb 26

    Thomas on GM, Discovery, and Jurie

    Thomas on GM, Discovery, and Jurie
    Over at Save Our Juries, Suja Thomas (Illinois) has a post about the role of discovery in the GM ignition litigation and a proposal to change the discovery rules. Pursuant to the proposed rule, parties would be able to resist...
  • Feb 25

    VT: "Spite Fence" Standard Established

    VT: "Spite Fence" Standard Established
    In a case of a boundary dispute turned ugly (mooning, public urination, etc.), the Vermont Supreme Court adopted the dominant-purpose test for determining the existence of a spite fence. Moreover, the standard was met when the fence blocked…
Rank this Week: 2705

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Feb 26

    The FBI's Ten Most Wanted

    The FBI's Ten Most Wanted
    Steve Sailer has a post, Texas's Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives Include 8 White Males . (though all 8 are hispanic, as well as the one woman on the list). That made me curious about the FBI list. Here it...
  • Feb 23

    Comments on Goolsbee and Krueger, “A Retrospective Look at Rescuing and Restructuring General Motors and Chrysler,”

    Comments on Goolsbee and Krueger, “A Retrospective Look at Rescuing and Restructuring General Motors and Chrysler,”
    Austan D. Goolsbee and Alan B. Krueger have just posted a working paper, “A Retrospective Look at Rescuing and Restructuring General Motors and Chrysler,” that is going to be a Journal of Economic Perspectives article (I saw it via…
  • Feb 23

    Shouldn't They Have Titled It "All About the Benjamins"?

    Shouldn't They Have Titled It "All About the Benjamins"?
    "U.S. Consumers’ Holdings and Use of $100 Bills" Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Research Paper Series Research Data Reports No. 14-3 CLAIRE GREENE, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston SCOTT D. SCHUH, Federal…
Rank this Week: 4300

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 953

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3582

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Feb 26

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive
    The Los Angeles Times: For contraception, U.S. women increasingly turn to IUDs and implants, by Karen Kaplan: IUDs and implants are safe, reliable, long-acting and reversible forms of birth control. Now there’s a new attribute to add to…
  • Feb 26

    House Republicans Attach Anti-Choice Provision to Education Bill

    House Republicans Attach Anti-Choice Provision to Education Bill
    The Huffington Post: House Republicans Slip Anti-Abortion Language Into Education Bill, by Laura Bassett: House Republicans attached language to a major education bill Wednesday night that would financially penalize school districts that…
  • Feb 26

    Review of Mo Yan's "Frog" -- A Novel About China's One-Child Policy

    Review of Mo Yan's "Frog" -- A Novel About China's One-Child Policy
    The New York Times: Review: In Mo Yan’s ‘Frog,’ a Chinese Abortionist Embodies State Power, by Janet Maslin: When the Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012 and was warmly lauded by the Communist government,...
Rank this Week: 912

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Feb 26

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman (1928-2015)

    In Memoriam: Monroe Freedman (1928-2015)
    A leading figure in legal ethics, Professor Freedman spent the first part of his career on the faculty at George Washington University, before moving to...
  • Feb 25

    Speedy turnover of leadership at Washington & Lee

    Speedy turnover of leadership at Washington & Lee
    After the dramatic budgetary announcement by the University President last week, the current Washington & Lee Law Dean Nora Demleitner announced she was stepping down...
  • Feb 24

    Northwestern law in Qatar...

    Northwestern law in Qatar...
    ...helping establish a new 3-year American-style JD.
Rank this Week: 913

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Feb 26

    Early Wisconsin Law: A New York State of Mind

    Early Wisconsin Law: A New York State of Mind
    This is the third in a series of Schoone Fellowship Field Notes. Legal cross-currents among states. Measuring the legal influence states have on each other is an intriguing but difficult task. Some scholars have approached the task…
  • Feb 26

    Some Perspective from Five Marquette Lawyers Who Are General Counsel

    Some Perspective from Five Marquette Lawyers Who Are General Counsel
    You are the general counsel of a large corporation. Your company is involved in negotiations to buy a competitor and there are layers upon layers of complexity and risk. Is a lawsuit against the competitor a deal-killer or no big deal? Why is…
  • Feb 24

    Congratulations to Marquette’s 2015 Jessup Team

    Congratulations to Marquette’s 2015 Jessup Team
    Congratulations to 3Ls Xhenta Ademi, Tyler Nash, Frank Remington, and Patrick Winter for reaching the quarterfinals of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Midwest Regionals in Chicago this past weekend.  In its 56th year, the…
Rank this Week: 4661

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Feb 26

    Historic FCC Vote will Protect the Future of America's Economy and Democracy

    Historic FCC Vote will Protect the Future of America's Economy and Democracy
    Today, the FCC voted to adopt strong network neutrality rules based on Title II of the Communications Act. Here is my statement: "Today's vote is among the greatest public interest victories in U.S. history. The FCC's strong rules banning…
  • Feb 23

    The Mutual Legal Assistance Problem explained

    The Mutual Legal Assistance Problem explained
    Following Edward Snowden revelations, it’s an understatement to say that governments were unhappy with their citizens' data being managed solely under US laws. This frustration is brought into sharp contrast when you examine the…
  • Feb 23

    The Mutual Legal Assistance Problem explained

    The Mutual Legal Assistance Problem explained
    Following Edward Snowden revelations, it’s an understatement to say that governments were unhappy with their citizens' data being managed solely under US laws. This frustration is brought into sharp contrast when you examine the…
Rank this Week: 963

Irish Law Updates

Irish Law Updates

Updates on Irish and Northern Irish Law. By Darius Whelan.

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/blogger/blogger.html
  • Feb 26

    Schools Admissions and the Equal Status Act

    Schools Admissions and the Equal Status Act
    I have written a short piece for the Irish Times concerning school admissions and the Equal Status Act.  The article has been published here.  I may in due course develop this into a longer article for a journal in which I can…
  • Feb 12

    Gender Equality in Promotion

    Gender Equality in Promotion
    The case of Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, who successfully claimed gender discrimination concerning the senior lecturer promotions process in NUI Galway, has been widely reported in the media.  This case illustrates a number of key…
  • Dec 30

    Mental Health, Criminal Law and Risk of Harm

    Mental Health, Criminal Law and Risk of Harm
    Website of the Central Mental HospitalThe recent tragic case of stabbings in Cobh, Co. Cork, highlights the treatment of those with mental health issues by the criminal justice system.This is a complex area and further details may be found in…
Rank this Week: 2389

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Feb 25

    SPOE: Backdoor Bailouts and Funding Fantasies?

    SPOE: Backdoor Bailouts and Funding Fantasies?
    I'm thrilled that Jay Westbrook has finally come into blogosphere with his posts on Single-Point-of-Entry. I've blogged a little on SPOE already, but I want to highlight what I still think are two critical problems with SPOE. In keeping…
  • Feb 25

    Translating the Warren-Yellen Exchange

    Translating the Warren-Yellen Exchange
    Senator Elizabeth Warren surprised a lot of people by laying into Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen as hard as she ever laid into Timothy Geithner. I think this was a really important exchange. But its easy to miss exactly...
  • Feb 25

    TBTF and The Single Point of Entry (SPOE): Part Two

    TBTF and The Single Point of Entry (SPOE): Part Two
    In an earlier post I described the FDIC’s proposed SPOE approach to resolution of SIFI banks and other financial institutions under Title II of Dodd-Frank. That post discussed two of the three components of SPOE: control of the process…
Rank this Week: 2321

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 2315

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Feb 25

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?
    Robert Metzinger made the following four tweets during the 2013 World Series in St. Louis: Going to be tailgating with a #PressureCooker during games 3-4-5 in #STL during #WorldSeries. #STLStrong #GoCards #postseason from Springfield, MO.…
  • Feb 25

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog
    Earlier this month, we celebrated the blog’s 10 year anniversary. In preparation for the anniversary, my RA Addam suggested making a video to help celebrate. After all, we don’t normally generate video content, so I thought it…
  • Feb 24

    The “Browsewrap”/”Clickwrap” Distinction Is Falling Apart

    The “Browsewrap”/”Clickwrap” Distinction Is Falling Apart
    It is somewhat surprising that, in 2015, courts are still hashing out online consumer contract formation issues. After all, the seminal case, Specht v. Netscape, was decided over a dozen years ago. Yet, a few recent cases show that…
Rank this Week: 2318

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 962

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 2239

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: 4598

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 24

    World-Wide Radiance of the American Melting Pot

    World-Wide Radiance of the American Melting Pot
    In this world the grossest of inhumanity is euphemistically described as ethnic cleansing. The mutli-directional genocide of the old Yugoslavia has become routine. Boko Haram takes aim at education and at religious difference in Africa,…
  • Feb 17

    The American Melting Pot

    The American Melting Pot
    I’d like to share with you some thoughts that came out of a short piece I was asked to write about the Roberts Court. I’d like to dedicate this commentary to Yusor Abu-Salha, who spoke on NPR’s Story Corps about how…
  • Feb 10

    Speaking Across the Aisle about the Killing of Babie

    Speaking Across the Aisle about the Killing of Babie
    I’d like to speak across the aisle. We have values in common even though we sometimes draw different conclusions. My point is simple. We are all against killing babies, their brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers. A religious revival…
Rank this Week: 4528

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Stories, movies, and books, all with the same there--how lawyers can help make a better world.

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Feb 24

    Dickens All Over Again

    Dickens All Over Again
    Charles Dickens became famous writing novels about the social evils of 19th Century London. One such evil was the debtor prison from which poor Londoners could never escape the consequences of their poverty.  Now we […]
  • Feb 14

    The Status Quo is Always Invincible–Until It Isn’t

    The Status Quo is Always Invincible–Until It Isn’t
    The Justice Department’s decision to voluntarily disclose a legal memo narrowing the  NSA’s authority to gain access to private census information is good news on many counts.…
  • Feb 9

    Our Potemkin Village

    Our Potemkin Village
    The Devil is always in the details.  In an earlier post  I  commented on Judge Jed Rakoff’s  statement that our celebrated  jury trial  accounts for less than  3 percent  of convictions in federal…
Rank this Week: 1963

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Feb 24

    Happy Year of the Sheep! (Domestic or wild, it’s no party)

    Happy Year of the Sheep! (Domestic or wild, it’s no party)
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations The Chinese lunar new year arrived recently, and regardless of whether you’re in the sheep or the goat camp, for the purpose of this post I wish you a Happy Year of the Sheep! Of…
  • Feb 12

    Eating Earth: an ethics-based guide for enviros & animal activist

    Eating Earth: an ethics-based guide for enviros & animal activist
    Kathleen Stachowski     Other Nations They’re eating me out of house and home! Idioms, as you know, are shorthand codes for more complex ideas. As I read Lisa Kemmerer’s latest offering, “Eating Earth:…
  • Feb 5

    Los Angeles Animal Law Symposium

    Los Angeles Animal Law Symposium
    Much has been made recently about the shocking results of an investigation into taxpayer-funded experiments on farmed animals. Most people don’t know the degree to which the law fails to protect farmed animals, or the…
Rank this Week: 4279

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 24

    Schools' Reaction

    Schools' Reaction
    From Jacoba Urist, writing for the Atlantic: The debates over vaccinations are often cast as arguments over the integrity of science. But they can just as easily be understood as conversations about power, writes Eula Biss, a senior lecturer…
  • Feb 23

    Suing for Measle

    Suing for Measle
    Jacoba Urist, writing for Today: Say you take a family trip to Disney Land and your baby gets measles — perhaps suffers severe complications and can no longer hear or is left with brain damage. Would you want to sue...
  • Feb 13

    Child Custody Division

    Child Custody Division
    From KNOP News: Sen. Laura Ebke (Crete) introduced a bill that would encourage judges to more fairly divide custody between separated parents. LB-437 asks that judges split custody by at least 65/35, unless there are circumstances in a case…
Rank this Week: 2717

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Feb 23

    Wilson v. Atomic Energy: A Dismissal for No Reason at All is not “Unjust”

    Wilson v. Atomic Energy: A Dismissal for No Reason at All is not “Unjust”
    Last month, the Federal Court of Appeal issued a surprise decision, ruling that the “unjust dismissal” provisions in Section 240-246 of the Canada Labour Code do not require the employer to have any reason at all to dismiss an…
  • Feb 12

    Some Legal Thoughts on the Long, Cold Beer Can Strike

    Some Legal Thoughts on the Long, Cold Beer Can Strike
    February 12, 2015 Earlier this week I was asked to join Matt Galloway on CBC’s Metro Morning to talk about a strike that has dragged on a beer can production factory in north Toronto called Crown Holdings,  and how the law deals…
  • Feb 11

    Saying Good-Bye to Another Labour Law Giant: Pierre Verge

    Saying Good-Bye to Another Labour Law Giant: Pierre Verge
    The Canadian labour law community has lost yet another giant.  Laval University’s Pierre Verge had passed.   Pierre was a recipient of the prestigious Bora Laskin Award in Labour Law in 2004.   Please read the words…
Rank this Week: 1082

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/
  • Feb 21

    Responses to the Nesson

    Responses to the Nesson
    Charlie and Fern Nesson have been energetically promoting their view of the Confrontation Clause, on this blog and in other forums.  I briefly responded some time ago to some of their contentions (see comments to the posting of November…
  • Feb 13

    Thoughts on Clark: If L.P. were grown up

    Thoughts on Clark: If L.P. were grown up
        Here are some thoughts on the Clark case prompted by reading the reply brief.    For those who are not yet familiar with the facts of the case:  L.P., a boy not yet 3½, came to preschool with…
  • Feb 13

    Duhs v. Capra: Judge weinstein weighs in on statements by children

    Duhs v. Capra: Judge weinstein weighs in on statements by children
    Several readers have pointed out to me Judge Weinstein's decision last week in Duhs v. Capra.  I've been meaning to post a link, and here it is.  At 93, Judge Weinstein can still write faster than I can read.Like Ohio v. Clark, this…
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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/
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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/
  • Feb 20

    Cataloguing Impacts Of The Shale Boom: A Foundation For Local Governance

    Cataloguing Impacts Of The Shale Boom: A Foundation For Local Governance
    Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES) are collaborating to identify the distinctly local impacts of hydraulic fracturing and how local governments can respond where…
  • Dec 17

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation
    As we approach zoning’s centennial in 2016, the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School is examining what is durable and what is deficient in land use regulation today.   As times change, zoning must renew itself by adjusting…
  • Dec 1

    A “New” Strategy for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption: Sustainable Human Settlement

    A “New” Strategy for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption: Sustainable Human Settlement
    As climate negotiators prepare for their discussions in Lima, they must focus on one of the most neglected strategies for mitigating and adapting to climate change: creating sustainable human settlements. My work for a land use law center…
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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…
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Equity is Swell

Equity is Swell

Covers equity and equitable remedies. By Professor Stephen Spitz.

http://equityisswell.com/
  • Feb 19

    A Change By The Writer of this Blog

    A Change By The Writer of this Blog
    For the past number of years, I have been a law school professor. And, since this blog was first started, it has been my pleasure to write about matters dealing with equity, equitable remedies, and various other related topics in…
  • Feb 14

    Judge Simmons’ Opinion in Pelham Spring Homeowners’ Association

    Judge Simmons’ Opinion in Pelham Spring Homeowners’ Association
    From time to time, as readers of this blog are well aware, I have the great privilege and honor of being asked by some Judges in South Carolina to look at recent decisions in property and equity that – one way or another – raise…
  • Sep 17

    Judge Spence’s Orders in Two Interesting Recent Property Case

    Judge Spence’s Orders in Two Interesting Recent Property Case
    The Honorable James Spence, Master In Equity in Lexington County, South Carolina, was kind enough to come down to Charleston from Lexington and give a special lecture to my Real Estate Transactions Class on some property cases that he had…
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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
  • Feb 17

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today
    Here are some brief comments I made today at a UB seminar on Teaching and Learning in the Classroom of the Future: I’m not at all confident about predicting the future. It’s hard enough just seeing clearly what’s going…
  • 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 ……
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WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Feb 16

    Apparently now is the time when I'm supposed to do my taxe

    Apparently now is the time when I'm supposed to do my taxe
    Apparently now is the time when I'm supposed to do my taxes. I always do mine on October 15, the very last day before the automatic extension expires, but the Google Trends chart below for "turbotax" searches suggests most people…
  • Feb 12

    New SEC Guidance on Abbreviated Debt Tender Offers Published

    New SEC Guidance on Abbreviated Debt Tender Offers Published
    The SEC has published a new set of guidelines for debt tender offers. The guidelines revise a set of no-action letters that have been issued over the years allowing issuers to complete debt tender offers without keeping them open for 20…
  • Feb 8

    Predict your chances of admission to law school

    Predict your chances of admission to law school
    chances of admission to law school, law school, law school admissions, lsat, gpa
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Feb 11

    A Conversation With Elena Kagan

    A Conversation With Elena Kagan
    In a conversation with David A. Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law, US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reflects on decision-making, persuasion, and hunting with Scalia. This event took place on February 2, 2015,…
  • Feb 4

    Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?

    Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?
    A panel discussion with John Relman, Jeff Leslie, Lee Fennell, and Tara Ramchandani As part of the Law School's Diversity Month, the panelists discuss the pending Supreme Court Case, "Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The…
  • Jan 29

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"
    Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School with comments by Martha Nussbaum, Aziz Huq, and Michael Schill What role if any should forgiveness play in law and legal systems? By forgiveness, I mean: a…
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The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Feb 7

    The Early Days of Legal Analytic

    The Early Days of Legal Analytic
    There is an interesting story in Forbes on Lex Machina, a legal start-up that provides analytics for use in patent litigation. See Dan Fisher, Stanford-Bred Startup Uses Moneyball Stats to Handicap Judges, Forbes, Feb. 2, 2015. The company…
  • Jan 17

    Stark on Curriculum Reform (and Law School Pre-reqs)

    Stark on Curriculum Reform (and Law School Pre-reqs)
    Tina Stark, a pioneer in transactional skills education, has an interesting and highly readable take on how to organize a modern law school curriculum, including the first year. It's all insightful, but I think the most powerful suggestion is…
  • Jan 6

    The Variable Affordability of Law School – How Geography and LSAT Profile Impact Tuition Cost

    The Variable Affordability of Law School – How Geography and LSAT Profile Impact Tuition Cost
    I have set forth here -- Download AALS Presentation Jan. 2015 -- a link to the PowerPoint slides I presented yesterday at the AALS Conference session sponsored by the Section on Law School Administration and Finance. The presentation was…
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Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Jan 27

    Some Good News: I’ll Be On Sabbatical In 2015-16

    Some Good News: I’ll Be On Sabbatical In 2015-16
    I’ll be on sabbatical for the entire academic year 2015-16. I’m excited because it comes at a crucial time for me both personally and professionally. I’ll teach my last class at the end of April and then teach again…
  • Jan 22

    How My Wife’s Lung Cancer Impacted My Career (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

    How My Wife’s Lung Cancer Impacted My Career (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)
    My wife was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in January 2014. Obviously, this has been a devastating development for her, but it’s had pretty significant implications for me too. In this post, I’ll explain what my wife’s…
  • Nov 19

    What Would You Do If Your Spouse Has Cancer? (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

    What Would You Do If Your Spouse Has Cancer? (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)
    Earlier this year, my never-smoking 41-year-old wife was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. As you can imagine, this diagnosis turned our world upside down. Here are five key steps I took shortly after my wife’s diagnosis: 1) Put…
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Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
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