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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: 1527

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/
  • Oct 1

    Ebola’s Human Rights Implication

    Ebola’s Human Rights Implication
    by Jonathan Todres The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest in history. As of September 23, the disease has produced a total case count of 6,574 (which includes confirmed, probable, and suspected cases) and 3,091 deaths.…
  • Sep 30

    Fran Quigley: Tea Party Politics: Indiana to Haiti and Back

    Fran Quigley: Tea Party Politics: Indiana to Haiti and Back
    In Charles Dickens’ novella, A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge discovered the inevitable consequences of his selfish penny-pinching via a guided dream tour from the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. For stridently anti-government…
  • Sep 29

    The U.S. and the World Program on Human Rights Education

    The U.S. and the World Program on Human Rights Education
    During the most recent session, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the plan of action for the third phase (2015–2019) of the World Programme for Human Rights Education. The World Programme is an ongoing initiative, structured in…
Rank this Week: 1672

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 30

    Drones and Tort Law

    Drones and Tort Law
    A recent Volokh Conspiracy column analyzed the applicability of various existing laws to the increasing use of drones. Discussed are: intrusion upon seclusion, publication of private facts, battery, assault, negligence, trespass, and…
  • Sep 30

    PA: No Manufacturing Defect/Implied Warranty Claims Against Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Companie

    PA: No Manufacturing Defect/Implied Warranty Claims Against Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Companie
    In Pennsylvania, a federal split is resolved: manufacturing defect and implied warranty claims are not viable against pharmaceutical and medical device companies. It was already clear that design and warning defect claims were not viable.…
  • Sep 29

    "The New Doctrinalism" at Penn Law

    "The New Doctrinalism" at Penn Law
    ...includes a paper presentation by Ben Zipursky ("Reasonableness in and out of Negligence Law") and Greg Keating as a panelist. The symposium is October 24th and 25th. The program is here and you can RSVP. Thanks to Karen Wong…
Rank this Week: 2079

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: 3548

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

Offers comments on social justice issues, news and court decisions. By Florida A&M College of Law Professor Jacqueline Dowd.

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

    LA's homeless allowed to live in cars, appeals court rule

    LA's homeless allowed to live in cars, appeals court rule
    A federal appeals court has struck down Los Angeles’ ban on homeless people living in vehicles, declaring that the law “opens the door to discriminatory enforcement” against the poor.A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit…
  • Sep 30

    “Why do they waste their money on junk food?” If you've ever said that, you need to read thi

    “Why do they waste their money on junk food?” If you've ever said that, you need to read thi
    As a nation, we’re slowly realizing that whole, fresh foods are good for you and that cooking at home can save you money and provide you with better nutrition.Overall, this is a great trend. It’s becoming easier and more common to…
  • Jun 7

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury

    Almost half of homeless men had a previous brain injury
    A new study of homeless men found that 45% of the subjects surveyed had experienced traumatic brain injuries in the past.“You could see how it would happen,” says Jane Topolovec-Vranic, a researcher in trauma and neurosurgery at…
Rank this Week: 2237

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

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

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2195

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/
  • Sep 30

    Political Language

    Political Language
    Isn’t political language wonderful? Listening to the Republican response by Thom Tillis to President Obama would have been great on Comedy Central. The first part was pure political autobiography to show how much he had accomplished in…
  • Sep 23

    Hostility toward Israel and hostility toward Jew

    Hostility toward Israel and hostility toward Jew
    Some hostility toward Israel is just anti-Semitic. Some hostility toward Israel is Palestinian nationalism. Some is sympathy for the Palestinians generated by an enormously successful PR campaign. And some is self-inflicted. But all of us…
  • Sep 16

    ISL and US Foreign Policy

    ISL and US Foreign Policy
    America decided to deal with the Native Americans by war and exile. It took three centuries, as succeeding generations of Indians realized that the White Man would honor no treaty and give them no peace. Israel has tried since the 1960s to…
Rank this Week: 4434

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Sep 30

    aestetix on NymRights: Protecting Identity in the Digital Age [AUDIO]

    aestetix on NymRights: Protecting Identity in the Digital Age [AUDIO]
    Do you have a name? More than one? Does it matter to you who knows it? As digital systems become more integrated into our lives, these questions are becoming very important. We’re in the midst of a literal identity crisis where your…
  • Sep 30

    aestetix on NymRights: Protecting Identity in the Digital Age

    aestetix on NymRights: Protecting Identity in the Digital Age
    Do you have a name? More than one? Does it matter to you who knows it? As digital systems become more integrated into our lives, these questions are becoming very important. We’re in the midst of a literal identity crisis where your…
  • Sep 23

    Rebecca Weintraub on Digital Badges for Global Health Delivery Skills [AUDIO]

    Rebecca Weintraub on Digital Badges for Global Health Delivery Skills [AUDIO]
    Healthcare professionals worldwide often have extensive non-clinical skills in management, public health, policy, or other fields which are not officially recognized through a degree. In this talk, Rebecca Weintraub, MD — Assistant…
Rank this Week: 2531

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
  • Sep 30

    Equal Justice Works Animal Law Fellowship

    Equal Justice Works Animal Law Fellowship
    David Cassuto From the email: Equal Justice Works is extending the deadline for applicants interested in working on Animal Law issues!  There is a growing demand for strong candidates with top quality projects across the country. You now…
  • Sep 30

    Oxford Center for Animal Ethics Call for Paper

    Oxford Center for Animal Ethics Call for Paper
    David Cassuto From the email: Call for Papers Second Oxford Summer School on Animal EthicsThe Ethics of Using Animals in Research 26-29 July 2015 at St Stephen’s House, Oxford In 1947, Oxford don C. S. Lewis commented that it was…
  • Sep 21

    Animal Advocacy on the East Coast: the Mid-Atlantic Lyceum and the Mid-Atlantic Journal on Law and Public Policy

    Animal Advocacy on the East Coast: the Mid-Atlantic Lyceum and the Mid-Atlantic Journal on Law and Public Policy
    Jen Grunewald The Mid-Atlantic Lyceum was started in 2011 in order to address issues in neglected fields of law, with a focus on animal law. The Lyceum also addresses disability issues specifically, issues affecting disabled individuals and…
Rank this Week: 1450

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: 1185

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: 1712

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/
  • Sep 30

    Flagstar Servicing Enforcement Order

    Flagstar Servicing Enforcement Order
    The CFPB entered into a Consent Order with Flagstar Bank regarding its default mortgage servicing practices. This order is really important. It's the first enforcement action of the CFPB's new servicing rules, and its "benching"…
  • Sep 24

    What do bankruptcy mortgage servicing and ebola have in common?

    What do bankruptcy mortgage servicing and ebola have in common?
    A long long time ago in this same galaxy, I wrote what may be Credit Slips' most popular post: What do bankruptcy mortgage servicing and phone sex in common? Today, I bring you a new comparison: bankruptcy mortgage servicing and...
  • Sep 23

    Rants and Book Recommendation

    Rants and Book Recommendation
    Just back from European Law and Economics, where the big topics at the coffee breaks were the Scottish vote, until that was resolved, sort of, Argentina, which is widely seen as a self-created mess for the U.S. courts, and the...
Rank this Week: 2583

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: 3861

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Sep 29

    Know Your Constitution (7): What Is Subtantive Due Process/Right of Privacy?

    Know Your Constitution (7): What Is Subtantive Due Process/Right of Privacy?
    This is another in a series of posts written about the Constitution in everyday language, with a minimum of legal jargon. Previous posts introduced the Constitution, rebutted some commonly held myths about the…
  • Aug 27

    DeShaney in the Circuits (V): The Third and Tenth Circuits Weigh In

    DeShaney in the Circuits (V): The Third and Tenth Circuits Weigh In
    I have blogged previously about how the DeShaney decision has fared in the circuits. The first time was on 8-22-11; the second time was on 6-1-12; the third time was on 5-20-13; and the most recent was on 6-6-13. Here are two DeShaney-related…
  • Aug 7

    Outline of Remarks on Town of Greece

    Outline of Remarks on Town of Greece
    I spoke yesterday, on August 6, 2014, about the Supreme Court‘s Town of Greece town meeting legislative prayer decision at the National Conference of Jewish Lawyers. In my remarks I situated Town of Greece in Establishment…
Rank this Week: 3878

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: 1549

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: 1690

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/
  • Sep 29

    L&E Seminar Series, We'd Like to Blog About You

    L&E Seminar Series, We'd Like to Blog About You
    If you, reader, run a L&E colloquium/seminar/whatnot at your institution, let us know. We'd like to share schedules of upcoming speakers and the titles of presented papers (along with links, if authors opt in) with our readership. You can…
  • Sep 25

    Saul Levmore on Piketty

    Saul Levmore on Piketty
    Saul Levmore has posted on SSRN his review of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-first Century. In it, he raises a question that others have raised: is there a problem with inequality, per se? We exchanged emails, and I raised...
  • Sep 24

    "Un poème n'est jamais fini, seulement abandonné"

    "Un poème n'est jamais fini, seulement abandonné"
    Today I'll talk to my regulation students about the importance of having the attitude that you can improve the situation around you. I thought of that because I was reassigned to Harvard Hall 102, which is a nice room, without...
Rank this Week: 1522

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Sep 29

    Good advice about paragraphing

    Good advice about paragraphing
    Phillip Sparkes offers some good advice about paragraphing his recent article, Thinking in Paragraphs. He explains that we see paragraphs more than we hear them. Concerning length, he states, "A good paragraph is as long as it needs to…
  • Sep 22

    The legal memorandum is not dead

    The legal memorandum is not dead
    Stetson's Kirsten Davis recently published an article arguing that the traditional legal memorandum is not dead. While some lawyers may read a memo on a computer screen instead of on paper, Davis argues that on-screen reading does not change…
  • Sep 19

    New article criticizes the use of student evaluations of professor

    New article criticizes the use of student evaluations of professor
    Professors Philip B. Stark and Richard Freishtat of Berkeley have posted a new article pointing out flaws in the use of student evaluations of professors. Among their criticisms, they point our biases in the ratings and argue that students…
Rank this Week: 1525

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 29

    Bibliography on Education Reform, courtesy of Patricia Salkin

    Bibliography on Education Reform, courtesy of Patricia Salkin
    Fall is here and in addition to the start of the academic semester, the NYSBA Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar is in high gear.  So much has been written about changes in legal education in a short period of time, it…
  • Sep 26

    Consider Pre-testing

    Consider Pre-testing
    The recently passed ABA accreditation standard 302 requires schools to report student learning outcomes. A learning outcome has been defined as something a student can do now that she could not do before [or that she can do better than she…
  • Sep 14

    Albany Law Dean Penny Andrews sent this our way for posting:

    Albany Law Dean Penny Andrews sent this our way for posting:
    http://chronicle.com/article/Lets-Ask-More-of-Our/148559/Filed under: Uncategorized
Rank this Week: 4429

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 2123

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: 4775

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 2624

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Good Time in Wisconsin: Why and How

    Good Time in Wisconsin: Why and How
    In a couple of recent posts (here and here), I have discussed the possibility of Wisconsin reinstituting “good time.”  I have developed the argument for good time at much greater depth in a new article that is…
  • Sep 14

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?
    In my previous post, I argued that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting “good time” for prisoners, that is, credits toward accelerated release that can be earned based on good behavior.  An established program that…
  • Sep 1

    Why No “Good Time” in Wisconsin?

    Why No “Good Time” in Wisconsin?
    Unlike most other states, Wisconsin does not recognize prisoners’ good behavior with credits toward accelerated release.  Wisconsin had such a “good time” program for well over a century, but eliminated it as part of…
Rank this Week: 4688

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: 1032

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/
Rank this Week: 1758

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 994

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Sep 24

    HHS Issues Guidance Regarding HIPAA and Same Sex Marriage

    HHS Issues Guidance Regarding HIPAA and Same Sex Marriage
    Under HIPAA, patients' spouses and other family members have certain rights to access health information. In an important guidance document in the wake of United States v. Windsor, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at HHS has clarified that…
  • Sep 20

    Creighton University School of Law Position Opening - Health Law

    Creighton University School of Law Position Opening - Health Law
    CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a lateral tenured or tenure-track professor in health care law to join our faculty in Fall 2015. Applicants should have significant academic or practice experience in the business…
  • Sep 20

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Karen Jordan, Prehospital Resuscitation Decisions: Assessing the Risk of Legal Liability & Impact of TOR Guidelines, SSRN. Katherine A Curnow, Information, Power and Relationships: Minimising Barriers to Access to Justice for End of Life…
Rank this Week: 2026

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Optimo in Sao Paulo -- another shot at a Sao Paulo consensu

    Optimo in Sao Paulo -- another shot at a Sao Paulo consensu
    Pessimo:Optimo and I are taking a break from our Beijing Consensus dialogue because Optimo decided to go to Sao Paulo.As you may recall, I've been trying to find a meaningful Sao Paulo Consensus, but so far have been 'disappointed' (as I like…
  • Sep 17

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- Pessimo response regarding Ramo's Third theorem

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- Pessimo response regarding Ramo's Third theorem
    I don't think that Optimo and I are in much disagreement regarding Ramo's 3rd theorem.  First, to clearify, I don't think that Ramo meant "self-determination' to refer to post-colonial status (since China per se was never a colony --…
  • Sep 14

    More on the proposed PAW ('Punching above [GDP] Weight') index: On the relationship between HDI, IHDI, and PAW

    More on the proposed PAW ('Punching above [GDP] Weight') index: On the relationship between HDI, IHDI, and PAW
    In a commentary response to my earlier posting on the possible utility of an index comparing GDP to HDI ranking, which I called the PAW ('Punches above its Weight') index, Mariana Prado suggested that the PAW index might be improved if one…
Rank this Week: 1521

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: 3638

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: 4531

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/
  • Sep 18

    Cassidy on Reforming the Law School Curriculum From the Top Down

    Cassidy on Reforming the Law School Curriculum From the Top Down
    Mike Cassidy at the Boston College Law School has an interesting essay on curricular reform forthcoming in the Journal of Legal Education. Here's the abstract: With growing consensus that legal education is in turmoil if not in crisis, law…
  • Sep 4

    Artificial Intelligence and the Law

    Artificial Intelligence and the Law
    Plexus, a NewLaw law firm based in Australia, has just released a new legal product that purports to apply artificial intelligence to a relatively common, discrete legal issue -- detemining whether a proposed trade promotion (advertisement in…
  • Aug 24

    Ahead of the Curve: Three Big Innovators in BigLaw

    Ahead of the Curve: Three Big Innovators in BigLaw
    Nashville, TN. It is time to put down the broad brush used to paint BigLaw as inefficient and out of touch. At least for me, that is the big takeaway from the 2014 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference, which...
Rank this Week: 1710

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Sep 10

    Criminal Heterosexual Speech

    Criminal Heterosexual Speech
    Though the title of this post sounds like SEO keyword trolling, it is not. Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released its opinion in Commonwealth v. Sullivan (can be found here). Mr. Sullivan was found guilty of violating…
  • Sep 10

    Criminal Heterosexual Speech

    Criminal Heterosexual Speech
    Though the title of this post sounds like SEO keyword trolling, it is not. Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released its opinion in Commonwealth v. Sullivan (can be found here). Mr. Sullivan was found guilty of violating…
  • Aug 20

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.
    The Connecticut Bar Association voted on whether to sign onto a brief in support of a firearms law. The House of Delegates voted yes, 2-1, but there was a referendum petition. A vote was taken. By a vote of 734-729 (5 votes), the members…
Rank this Week: 1087

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
  • Aug 28

    Events in September 2014 and after

    Events in September 2014 and after
    CC BY ncarey I've updated the list of Irish Law events at www.irishlaw.org/events/Here's the current listing of events:Part 1 - EVENTS Thu. 4 Sept. 2014:Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution, Dublin City UniversityDetails at…
  • Aug 14

    World Intermediary Liability Map - Ireland Entry

    World Intermediary Liability Map - Ireland Entry
    I have contributed the Irish entry to the new World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap) at Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS).The WILMap educates the public about evolving Internet regulation affecting freedom of…
  • Aug 4

    Update on Migrant Workers and Employment Law

    Update on Migrant Workers and Employment Law
    Muhammad Younis.  Picture by RTE.  In 2012, I blogged about the important decision of Hussein v The Labour Court [2012] IEHC 364.  There have been developments recently which have led me to update this post as follows.…
Rank this Week: 1976

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: 914

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: 2674

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: 2616

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: 2099

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: 3540

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: 1160

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jul 18

    Show # 216 — Prof. David Schanzer on Edward Snowden — posted

    Show # 216 — Prof. David Schanzer on Edward Snowden — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 216, July 9, my interview with Prof. David Schanzer of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, on Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency (NSA). It was a bit over a year ago that…
  • Jul 13

    Show # 215 — Carl Oechsner on elementary school teaching and mentorship — posted

    Show # 215 — Carl Oechsner on elementary school teaching and mentorship — posted
    For the first show of the summer quarter, I have the privilege of posting Show # 215, July 2, my interview with Carl Oechsner of Croton Friends of History, and my middle school social studies teacher, mentor and inspiration, on children,…
  • Jul 3

    Show # 214 — Prof. Evan Selinger — on outsourcing our humanity to technology

    Show # 214 — Prof. Evan Selinger — on outsourcing our humanity to technology
    As I finalize the schedule for the summer quarter (to be posted on July 4th!), I’m pleased to post Show # 214, May 28, my interview with Prof. Evan Selinger of Rochester Institute of Technology on technology and the human experience.…
Rank this Week: 2625

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jul 17

    Think Before You Sue

    Think Before You Sue
    Many persons turn to the courts as a remedy where they feel aggrieved or wronged. Before making the decision to pursue litigation, there are several factors that you should consider. The first step is to identify what type of action that you…
  • Jul 17

    Copyright And Carnival In Focu

    Copyright And Carnival In Focu
    The Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office and the National Carnival Commission hosted a national seminar on 16th and 17th July, 2014 on the issue of ‘Copyright in the Carnival Industry‘. The feature speakers at the…
  • Jun 9

    The Rights of a Performing Artiste

    The Rights of a Performing Artiste
    Students of the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic were each given the opportunity to write an article for the he “Law Made Simple” column in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. These topics ranged from…
Rank this Week: 1257

Failed Evidence

Failed Evidence

Covers arrests, prosecutions, and news relating to: criminal court cases, scientific evidence, eyewitness evidence, exonerated convicts, innocence, injustice, and the law enforcement system's general resistance to science. By David A. Harris.

http://failedevidence.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3331

Under the Robes

Under the Robes

Professor Rosemary Queenan created this blog for her Fall 2007 Introduction to Lawyering course.

http://undertherobes.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 9

    July 9, 2014 — The Tragedy Part II

    July 9, 2014 — The Tragedy Part II
    I have been fired. That’s right readers and fellow bloggers.  A3G has been fired–for her blog–in clear contravention of her First Amendment rights. She will be back–in one form or another.  But for now,…
  • Jul 3

    July 3, 2014

    July 3, 2014
    Cheer up, Tweek-em. Take a ride to the Hamptons.  We are having a killer BBQ. And you never know who you might see.  There were several notable sightings last year.
  • Jul 3

    July 3, 2014 — Loser?

    July 3, 2014 — Loser?
    Distracted?  Yes. Bored?  Yes. Tired of being treated like dirt?  Yes. Plans for the 4th?  No. Am I a loser?
Rank this Week: 4441

Agoraphilia

Agoraphilia

Law and economics, and intellectual property by Tom W. Bell and Glen Whitman

http://agoraphilia.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    Economics of the Undead: Book and Blog

    Economics of the Undead: Book and Blog
    Is anyone still checking this blog in the hope that I might start blogging again? If so, you're in luck! To publicize my new book, Economics of the Undead (co-edited with James Dow and featuring chapters written by 20+ other authors), I…
  • Sep 13

    Breaking Bad and the Healthcare System

    Breaking Bad and the Healthcare System
    There’s a meme floating around that the storyline of Breaking Bad constitutes a scathing indictment of the U.S. healthcare system. The latest entry is this comic strip, which says that if Breaking Bad had been set in the U.K., it would…
  • Aug 5

    Meat-Without-Feet and Animal Utilitarianism

    Meat-Without-Feet and Animal Utilitarianism
    Everyone’s talking about the lab-grown meat burger. I’ve been expecting this for years, and I think it’s extremely cool. I love me some science, and I’d totally give the burger a try. But let’s suppose the…
Rank this Week: 3962

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Jun 27

    The Future of Higher Education

    The Future of Higher Education
    As I have mentioned here before, I was a member of the University of Denver’s Strategic Issues Panel this year, and the subject was the Future of Higher Education. The SIP program, headed by Jim Griesemer, former Dean of the...
  • May 30

    The Future of Law School Textbooks - Part II

    The Future of Law School Textbooks - Part II
    In yesterday's post, I explained some of the background and thinking that went into the Skills & Values Series of hybrid law school textbooks. Today, I provide more information about how they have worked in my classes. So - why...
  • May 29

    The Future of Law School Textbooks - Part I

    The Future of Law School Textbooks - Part I
    When I wrote Law School 2.0: Legal Education for a Digital Age, now five years ago, I made a fairly audacious claim about the future of law school textbooks. I suggested that if we were going to teach in a...
Rank this Week: 2896