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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jan 23

    CETA and T-TIP

    CETA and T-TIP
    Professor David A. Gantz, Director of the International Trade Law Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and Professor Ralph H. Folsom of the University of San Diego School of Law are speaking today at...
  • Jan 23

    Nepal Fails to Meet Deadline for Drafting New Constitution

    Nepal Fails to Meet Deadline for Drafting New Constitution
    Nepal has failed to meet a deadline for drafting a new Constitution. Reports from Nepal are that a late-night session of parliament had to be ended when politicians started throwing microphones and shoes at each other, and that authorities…
  • Jan 23

    Former ICJ Judge Talks About His Experiences as a Child Who Survived Auschwitz

    Former ICJ Judge Talks About His Experiences as a Child Who Survived Auschwitz
    Thomas Buergenthal, a former judge of the International Court of Justice, shares his astonishing experiences as a young boy in his memoir A Lucky Child. He arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp....
Rank this Week: 1167

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Jan 23

    Call for Proposals to Host Ninth Annual AALS Works in Progress Conference

    Call for Proposals to Host Ninth Annual AALS Works in Progress Conference
    For the last several years, one of the best events on the ADR calendar has been the annual Works in Progress Conference coordinated by the AALS Section on Dispute Resolution. Last year’s conference, held in November, was hosted by…
  • Jan 21

    ACR Writing Competition

    ACR Writing Competition
    An announcement to pass along (and push) to our students: We are excited to announce the annual Student Writing Competition in Dispute Resolution organized by the Association for Conflict Resolution for Greater New…
  • Jan 19

    Teaching in a World of Racism without Racists?

    Teaching in a World of Racism without Racists?
    As the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend comes to an end, and as a new semester is beginning, I am thinking about how we talk about race, and how we handle race, both in the classroom and in the larger society. Clearly the events in Ferguson…
Rank this Week: 1386

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    McCants v. UNC: New academic fraud lawsuit filed against UNC and the NCAA

    McCants v. UNC: New academic fraud lawsuit filed against UNC and the NCAA
    In a new Sports Illustrated article, Jon Wertheim and I break down McCants v. UNC and what it means for college sports.
  • Jan 21

    A Legal Analysis of Deflategate

    A Legal Analysis of Deflategate
    Just when the Patriots thought they were all set for the Super Bowl, Deflategate happens. My take for Sports Illustrated.
  • Jan 21

    Next Friday: Charleston Sports Law Symposium

    Next Friday: Charleston Sports Law Symposium
    Several of our contributors, including Warren Zola and Timothy Liam Epstein, will be featured panelists at Charleston Law School's Sports Law Symposium next Friday, January 30, 2015. Titled "Under Further Review: A Legal Look at the World of…
Rank this Week: 2534

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
  • Jan 23

    Yellowstone wildlife sent to slaughter; calling all buffalo warrior

    Yellowstone wildlife sent to slaughter; calling all buffalo warrior
    Kathleen Stachowski    Other Nations Dear Americans: You’re busy, I know. You’re busy working and playing and doing a million crazy, diverse things that Americans do in our big, crazy, diverse country. That’s just…
  • Jan 22

    Progress at the Cost of Our Humanity

    Progress at the Cost of Our Humanity
    Seth Victor The New York Times this week published an investigation into U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, and, perhaps predictably, the results are disturbing. I heartily suggest reading the whole article, but for those in a rush, here…
  • Dec 29

    Pony rides: Service…or servitude?

    Pony rides: Service…or servitude?
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations ex-ploi-ta-tion (noun): the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work. Animal exploitation comes in many shapes and sizes and often involves…
Rank this Week: 1219

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/
  • Jan 23

    Guest Blog: Professor Roy Adams on the SCC’s Most Recent Freedom of Association Decision

    Guest Blog: Professor Roy Adams on the SCC’s Most Recent Freedom of Association Decision
    January 23, 2015 Professor Roy Adams is one of the leading voices on international labour law, and one of the most vocal advocates of the move towards international labour law evident in Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rulings in the past two…
  • Jan 22

    The Target Collapse and Employee Entitlement

    The Target Collapse and Employee Entitlement
    January 22, 2015 I went into a Target only once, out of curiosity, and I didn’t get it.  Basically a Zellers with a red smock, but with less stock and lower paid workers.  I’m clearly not the ‘target’…
  • Jan 16

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Limiting RCMP’s Right to Collective Bargaining

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Limiting RCMP’s Right to Collective Bargaining
    Published January 16, 2015 A couple of big Supreme Court of Canada decisions on freedom of association were released today.  In the first, Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada, the Court found a legislative scheme that…
Rank this Week: 1133

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2670

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1169

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Halfway There?

    Halfway There?
    Social media is all aflutter, or should I say, atwitter, reacting to news that by 2016 the top one percent will own nearly half the world’s wealth. Interestingly, several months ago, this news circulated but did not seem to get as much…
  • Jan 21

    Getting the Tax Fact

    Getting the Tax Fact
    When I finished reading this recent story, my first thought was, “Well, what REALLY happened?”According to the story a person identified as “Dan from Marlton” called the governor of New Jersey on a radio show and…
  • Jan 19

    Still Puzzled Four Years After Conviction to File Income Tax Return

    Still Puzzled Four Years After Conviction to File Income Tax Return
    Almost four years ago, in Why Teaching Isn’t Just a Matter of What One Knows or Understands, I commented on the conviction of a then Hamline University School of Law tax professor, Robin Kimberly Magee, for failure to file state income…
Rank this Week: 2679

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/
  • Jan 23

    I've Got a Golden Ticket

    I've Got a Golden Ticket
    Since the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215 at Runnymede, it has become a powerful symbol of liberty and the rule of law, and has remained pertinent to this day. To mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the...
  • Jan 22

    The Pros and Cons of Constitutional Law

    The Pros and Cons of Constitutional Law
    What are the advantages and disadvantages to having a constitution? Critics call constitutional law undemocratic [1]. You may ask how a statute which guarantees our democratic rights and government structure can be undemocratic? Think of the…
  • Jan 21

    Constitutional Law and the Magna Carta

    Constitutional Law and the Magna Carta
    What does a failed English peace treaty from the year 1215 have to do with Canada’s Constitution? The two seem about as related as oil and water. Translating “Magna Carta” gives a helpful hint, as in English it means “the...
Rank this Week: 4607

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 23

    Some Thoughts on Pre-Trial Publicity Inspired by Jury Duty

    Some Thoughts on Pre-Trial Publicity Inspired by Jury Duty
    By Michael DorfLast October, I received a summons for jury duty. Because it was the middle of the semester, I postponed my service to what should have been winter break, but as it worked out, I ended up with a new summons to appear on the…
  • Jan 22

    Cuomo Takes the Reins On the Teacher-Bashing Bandwagon

    Cuomo Takes the Reins On the Teacher-Bashing Bandwagon
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIt is fair to conclude that Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York wants to be President.  If Hillary Clinton chooses not to run in 2016, Cuomo would immediately be cast as the favored candidate of the Democratic…
  • Jan 21

    Whether Or Not to Prosecute Animal Cruelty

    Whether Or Not to Prosecute Animal Cruelty
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss a newly-signed New York State bill that will criminalize the tattooing and piercing of one's companion animals (with some exceptions).  In the column, I suggest that although…
Rank this Week: 793

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/
  • Jan 23

    A Season of Discontent: Reflections on the NFL and Domestic Violence

    A Season of Discontent: Reflections on the NFL and Domestic Violence
    by Roger Abrams, Richardson Professor of Law, Northeastern University, guest contributor The National Football League’s 2014-15 season is nearing its close with the Super Bowl scheduled for February 1. However that game comes out, it…
  • Jan 22

    Roe at 42: Don't Mourn, Organize!

    Roe at 42: Don't Mourn, Organize!
    It's the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and though the central holding is still standing, it can be hard these days to find anything to celebrate as abortion access shrinks and anti-women policies proliferate. But in the immortal words...
  • Jan 21

    The Supreme Court Considers "Judicial Dignity" in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar

    The Supreme Court Considers "Judicial Dignity" in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar
    The case of Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, January 20, sits at the convergence of two unique aspects of American jurisprudence – the First Amendment, and judicialelections. The case…
Rank this Week: 1974

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jan 23

    Xarelto Mass Tort Docket Established in Philly

    Xarelto Mass Tort Docket Established in Philly
    Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty has created a mass tort docket for Xarelto, a blood thinner alleged to cause uncontrollable and sometimes fatal bleeding. Approximately 75 cases will be transferred to…
  • Jan 21

    NPR Covers MA Disclosure and Early Offer Law

    NPR Covers MA Disclosure and Early Offer Law
    In 2012, Massachusetts enacted a disclosure and early offer law for medical injuries. NPR covers the law here. There's not much empirical data (it's fairly early), but the story describes a particular case: The law mandates that people give…
  • Jan 20

    MD: Latest State to Consider Constitutionality of Governmental Damages Cap

    MD: Latest State to Consider Constitutionality of Governmental Damages Cap
    On Friday, I reported that Indiana's intermediate appellate court upheld its governmental damages cap from a constitutional challenge. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reached a similar conclusion in November. Maryland is the latest state to…
Rank this Week: 2520

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/
  • Jan 22

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted
    NPR: 30-Year Sentence Lifted For Woman In El Salvador Abortion Case, by Jason Beaubien: Seven years ago, Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana went to jail in El Salvador. She was initially charged with abortion but prosecutors elevated the charge…
  • Jan 22

    Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism

    Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism
    JURIST (commentary): Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism, by Caitlin Borgmann: Federal Courts of Appeals have recently addressed two important abortion cases, either of which could end up before US Supreme Court. Last…
  • Jan 22

    6 Facts About Abortion

    6 Facts About Abortion
    Vox: 6 very basic facts about abortion in America, by Sarah Kliff: Forty-two years ago today, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized a woman's right to abortion. Ever since, America has debated and…
Rank this Week: 2315

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jan 22

    Time for Madam President

    Time for Madam President
    Former counsel to the president John W. Dean argues that it is high time for a woman—and most likely Hillary Clinton, in particular—to become our country’s next transformational president. Continue reading →
  • Jan 20

    New York State Bans Tattoos of Companion Animal

    New York State Bans Tattoos of Companion Animal
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb discusses a recent New York law that bans tattoos of companion animals and compares it to a hypothetical law banning other types of animal cruelty. Continue reading →
  • Jan 20

    The Supreme Court Decides Holt v. Hobbs the Way It Decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: With a License to Dictate Public Policy from the Bench

    The Supreme Court Decides Holt v. Hobbs the Way It Decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: With a License to Dictate Public Policy from the Bench
    Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Holt v. Hobbs, holding that the Arkansas prison system’s beard-length requirements violate the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized…
Rank this Week: 3548

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

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

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
Rank this Week: 1080

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm
    Micah Schwartzman, Richard Schragger, and Nelson TebbeIn Holt v. Hobbs, the Court unanimously and easily held that Arkansas prison officials cannot bar an inmate from wearing a ½ inch beard that he claims is required by his religion.…
  • Jan 21

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law
    On the surface, Inclusive Communities Project, which was argued today at the Supreme Court, is a statutory interpretation case.  The question presented is straightforward: does the Fair Housing Act (FHA) authorize disparate…
  • Jan 20

    A Golden Ticket for Mark Christeson

    A Golden Ticket for Mark Christeson
    Every now and then, in the style of a papal dispensation, the Supreme Court sets aside the normal rules to give a measure of relief to somebody screwed by the system. Today's lucky golden ticket winner is Mark Christeson, a state death row…
Rank this Week: 2671

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jan 22

    "Basic Human Right" to Farm Your Lawn?

    "Basic Human Right" to Farm Your Lawn?
    A bill has been introduced into the Michigan legislature to allow urban dwellers to keep a "reasonable" number of livestock on their property. This article refers to the bill as guaranteeing the "basic human right" to farm…
  • Jan 22

    CFP: Fordham Law: Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy

    CFP: Fordham Law: Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy
    This is going to be a great event on a major emerging area of land use law, and local government law, inquiry. If it weren't for a personal schedule conflict, I would be there! You should go! Conference Announcement and...
  • Jan 22

    Fennell and Peñalver on Exactions Creep

    Fennell and Peñalver on Exactions Creep
    For those of you who have not already figured out exactly how land use planning officials are expected to proceed in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2011 decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, Lee...
Rank this Week: 1166

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/
  • Jan 22

    Junior legal writing scholars workshop

    Junior legal writing scholars workshop
    Washburn University School of Law is proud to announce the second annual Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop, to be held on July 24-25, 2015. This workshop will provide a unique collaborative environment in which to receive…
  • Jan 21

    How to improve improve bar passage

    How to improve improve bar passage
    Chapman University’s Mario Mainero states that law schools can improve bar passage rates in his recent article We Should Not Rely on Commercial Bar Reviews to Do Our Job: Why Labor-Intensive Comprehensive Bar Examination Preparation Can and…
  • Jan 15

    Tips on teaching law classe

    Tips on teaching law classe
    For some helpful tips on teaching, check Arizona professor Suzanne Rabe's article Without a Clue: Hard-Earned Lessons in Teaching. Pitched toward adjuncts as well as full-time professors, the article offers nine tips, including "Begin…
Rank this Week: 1187

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jan 22

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Faces Federal Fraud Charge

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Faces Federal Fraud Charge
    The New York Times has the story, with a link to the criminal complaint, here. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara followed his longstanding tradition of holding a press conference in order to make inflammatory, prejudicial, and improper public…
  • Jan 21

    Australian Bank Bill Swap Rate Investigation Continue

    Australian Bank Bill Swap Rate Investigation Continue
    For more than a year now, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has been investigating a number of large Australian banks regarding allegations of collusion in the setting of the Bank Bill Swap Rate (BBSR). The BBSR is an…
  • Jan 19

    Ninth Circuit Rules That Ineffective Assistance of Counsel is Not a Mitigating Sentencing Factor

    Ninth Circuit Rules That Ineffective Assistance of Counsel is Not a Mitigating Sentencing Factor
    The case is United States v. Dibe. Claudio Dibe pled guilty, without a plea agreement, to wire fraud and received a below Guidelines sentence. He complained on appeal that his sentence would have been lower if the sentencing court had...
Rank this Week: 2517

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • 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…
  • Oct 24

    Have You Ever Seen A Ballot For The U.S. News IP Specialty Ranking? Here It Is…

    Have You Ever Seen A Ballot For The U.S. News IP Specialty Ranking? Here It Is…
    The U.S. News rankings of law schools casts a long shadow on the legal education industry. Although the “general” rankings get most of the attention, U.S. News also publishes rankings of various specializations–including a…
Rank this Week: 986

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/
Rank this Week: 2314

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jan 22

    Domestic Violence – rights and remedie

    Domestic Violence – rights and remedie
    In an earlier post, I looked at the definition of domestic violence and the various types of abuse that would constitute an act of domestic violence in Trinidad and Tobago. Student Attorney Ryanka Ragbir delved into the rights and remedies…
  • Jan 19

    Presenting on Copyright and Caribbean Carnival

    Presenting on Copyright and Caribbean Carnival
    On 6th January, 2015, I had the opportunity to present at the International Intellectual Property Law Association‘s annual congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I chose to speak on the topic of Copyright and Caribbean Carnival, as…
  • Jan 19

    What is an arrest?

    What is an arrest?
    What does the word ‘arrest’ mean, and who can make an arrest? This issue was examined by Student Attorney Rorey Gaya for the Law Made Simple column, as part of his assessment for the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law…
Rank this Week: 2007

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: 1529

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
  • Jan 22

    Another Victory in an Endless War

    Another Victory in an Endless War
    In earlier posts I have told the stories of how  volunteer lawyers in the 1930’s  fought to protect James Joyce’s Ulysses  from censors and how in the 1950’s  other lawyers did he same…
  • Jan 19

    Lawyers and Social Change

    Lawyers and Social Change
    We often hear tributes to the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of the world for how they have transformed society, but let’s not forget that lawyers have made their own important contribution to contemporary culture […]
  • Jan 14

    Support Your Inner Pro

    Support Your Inner Pro
    The bureaucratic structure of the  legal profession is one of the most powerful, but least visible influences, on how lawyers practice law.  Whether it be a corporate counsel office, a law firm, a governmental agency, […]
Rank this Week: 1356

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1163

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/
  • Jan 21

    Proper Dining Etiquette

    Proper Dining Etiquette
    I’m reading Kimberley Brownlee’s Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (Oxford University Press, 2012) by way of taking a brief break from Jonathan Israel (!) and so as to say some halfway intelligent or…
  • Jan 20

    The Human Capacity for Repentance and Redemption

    The Human Capacity for Repentance and Redemption
    In support of assumptions regarding the “alterability (and redeemability) of people” in her philosophically important Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (2012), Kimberley Brownlee quotes a passage from…
  • Jan 19

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Nonstandard Celebration

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Nonstandard Celebration
    I think Dr. King would have understood if now and again, we celebrate his achievements, aims, and aspirations--including recognition of those who preceded him with the same ends, as well as those who worked alongside him or otherwise…
Rank this Week: 774

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Jan 21

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"
    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories" Monsey MS, Gerhard DM, et. al. Abstract Curcumin, a yellow-pigment compound found in the popular Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa), has been extensively…
  • Jan 18

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): If You Want to Meet That Deadline, Play a Trick on Your Mind, New York Times In The Popular Press: The Woman Who Sees Like A Bat, Nature Audio I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That...
  • Jan 17

    "The Ethics of Molecular Memory Modification"

    "The Ethics of Molecular Memory Modification"
    Recently published in the Journal of Medical Ethics: "The Ethics of Molecular Memory Modification" Katrina Hui Carl E. Fisher Novel molecular interventions have recently shown the potential to erase, enhance and alter specific long-term…
Rank this Week: 2148

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/
  • Jan 21

    In Honor of Richard Craswell

    In Honor of Richard Craswell
    I first encountered Professor Craswell's scholarship when I started studying the effect of judicial errors on people's incentives to obey the law. In particular, his joint works with John Calfee were quite illuminating. I have recently been…
  • Jan 19

    The Spread of Fraud in the Earned Income Tax Credit

    The Spread of Fraud in the Earned Income Tax Credit
    The Earned Income Tax Credit has the good intention of subsidizing the employment of poor people. A huge amount of it, though, is fraud, because the penalties and the chances of getting caught are small. Raj Chetty gave the Ely...
  • Jan 19

    Gelber, Isen, & Kessler: A Big Data Randomized Experiment on Summer Job

    Gelber, Isen, & Kessler: A Big Data Randomized Experiment on Summer Job
    The Effects of Youth Employment: Evidence from New York City Summer Youth Employment Program Lotteries" NBER Working Paper No. w20810 ALEXANDER GELBER, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), University of California, Berkeley ADAM…
Rank this Week: 1164

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jan 21

    Some Historical Perspective on Netanyahu’s Address to Congre

    Some Historical Perspective on Netanyahu’s Address to Congre
    Today there’s some interesting news from the realm of foreign relations law: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will give an address to Congress next month on the topic of Iran’s nuclear program, presumably to encourage…
  • Jan 20

    Karl Marx on Religion

    Karl Marx on Religion
    Religious people sometimes express disdain for Karl Marx and his philosophies because he supposedly characterized religion as “the opiate of the masses.” It turns out that this isn’t exactly what Marx said. Furthermore, he…
  • Jan 20

    Barrett: Streetcar Plan Is a Bet on the City’s Future

    Barrett: Streetcar Plan Is a Bet on the City’s Future
    “I’m betting on the future of this city, and I’m saying we have to invest.” The specific investment Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was speaking of during an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” event at Eckstein…
Rank this Week: 4760

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 1: paper by Brigitte Madrian

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 1: paper by Brigitte Madrian
    Yesterday we had the first session of the 2015 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium.  This is the 20th time (in 20 straight spring semesters) that I have done the colloquium.  This year, I am happy to be co-leading it with Alan Viard. …
  • Jan 19

    Taxing capital gains at death

    Taxing capital gains at death
    I'm pleased by the headline item in the tax proposals issued by the White House in connection with tomorrow's State of the Union address: the proposal to tax capital gains at death.Current law, with its stepped-up basis at death, is…
  • Jan 16

    Someone has attacked my work!

    Someone has attacked my work!
    It was unprovoked, and not on the merits.  Here is the visual evidence.The attacker was Sylvester, the individual on the lower step in this picture.  As you might guess, he used his front claws.
Rank this Week: 3907

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/
  • Jan 21

    Should Law Schools Offer Comprehensive Programs to Prepare Students for the Bar Exam?

    Should Law Schools Offer Comprehensive Programs to Prepare Students for the Bar Exam?
    Mario Mainero, Professor of Academic Achievement and Director of Bar Services at Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law thinks so. His article, “We Should Not Rely on Commercial Bar Reviews to Do Our Job: Why Labor-Intensive…
  • Jan 5

    One Way LSAC Can Help Applicants (and Law Schools)

    One Way LSAC Can Help Applicants (and Law Schools)
    The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is an organization that exists to work with law schools, and their applicants. One of the primary roles of the LSAC is the administration of the LSAT. Students interested in law school are required...
  • Dec 16

    Justices Kagan and Scalia Model Civility, Despite Their Difference

    Justices Kagan and Scalia Model Civility, Despite Their Difference
    We were honored to host Justices Kagan and Scalia at Ole Miss on December 15. The USA Today Story, and the AP Story on their visit showcase the friendship and civility they share, even though they strongly disagree on many...
Rank this Week: 1973

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/
  • Jan 20

    Dr. King’s Message of Love

    Dr. King’s Message of Love
    Yesterday we celebrated Martin Luther King Day. We are still much too far from a post-racial society. For the big victories of the Civil Rights Movement, we think of Brown v. Board, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which the Rehnquist Court…
  • Jan 13

    Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo bombings – Was it just about France?

    Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo bombings – Was it just about France?
    In what other country do world leaders march with arms linked against terrorism? Terrorism goes on in every continent but we mourn and gather in Europe. Terrorism happens in Haifa, Jerusalem and the West Bank – in both directions…
  • Jan 6

    Police Accountability

    Police Accountability
    I’ve been reading a case decided in the European Court of Human Rights. It involved opposing libel suits arising out of claims of police brutality in Bergen, Norway.[1] The opinion of four judges, whose names I will not try to…
Rank this Week: 4501

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 4

    Size of the US Legal Market by Type of Client

    Size of the US Legal Market by Type of Client
    Washington, DC. The AALS Section of Professional Responsibility hosted a vigorous discussion today on the evolving ethical duty of competency, a topic partially inspired by the recent changes to Model Rule 1.1 cmt. 8 (requiring lawyers to…
Rank this Week: 1975

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: 2043

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/
  • Jan 15

    Bottom-side amicus briefs in Ohio v. Clark

    Bottom-side amicus briefs in Ohio v. Clark
    [Updated Jan. 15, 2015, 5:20 pm]Here are the other bottom-side amicus briefs in Clark:First, the brief of the Innocence Network.Second, a brief of the Amicus Project of Southwestern Law School and affiliated parties.Third, a brief of the…
  • Jan 14

    Friedman and Ceci amicus brief in Clark

    Friedman and Ceci amicus brief in Clark
    The bottom-side amicus briefs in Clark were due today.  I'm hoping to post them all by tomorrow, but for now I can post the one that I did with Steve Ceci.  You can read it here.Shortly after printing, I learned that one of the…
  • Jan 8

    Respondent's brief in Ohio v. Clark

    Respondent's brief in Ohio v. Clark
    Here is the brief of the respondent Clark in Ohio v. Clark.  Briefs of amici in support of respondent are due the 14th.
Rank this Week: 2467

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/
  • Jan 14

    A Reluctant Technologist – Best Practices for the 21st Century

    A Reluctant Technologist – Best Practices for the 21st Century
    BLOG Authored by:  Irene Scharf Professor of Law Univ. of Mass. School of Law   From a reluctant technologist:  For several reasons, this year we’ve instituted in the clinics at the law school an email security program to…
  • Jan 10

    Being in the Moment with our Student

    Being in the Moment with our Student
    BLOG post authored by: Irene Scharf Univ. of Mass. School of Law About a month ago, when the President announced that he was taking executive action to address various issues that would assist about 5.5 million immigrants in this country,…
  • Jan 9

    Thanks to all our wonderful readers and contributors, we WON!

    Thanks to all our wonderful readers and contributors, we WON!
    “Best Practices for Legal Education” blog won first place in the ABA Journal Blawg 100’s Careers / Law School category. Our blog garnered more than 150 votes and was one of 13 popular vote winners out of 100 blogs. The…
Rank this Week: 4504

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • 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…
  • Jan 1

    2014 in review

    2014 in review
    Happy New Year to all of my readers. WordPress sent me this summary of 2014 views of nahmodlaw.com. One thing I found of interest was the fact that many views were of older posts on First Amendment, constitutional law and section 1983. I…
  • Dec 15

    Freedom of Speech (4): Threats and Elonis v. United State

    Freedom of Speech (4): Threats and Elonis v. United State
    Prior Related First Amendment Posts I previously blogged about some of the basics of free speech doctrine. I addressed its three primary rationales–marketplace of ideas, self-government and individual autonomy–on January 19, 2010.…
Rank this Week: 3922

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Jan 12

    Fun with Zombie

    Fun with Zombie
    I have a new post up at JOTWELL, reviewing a forthcoming piece by Julie Cohen on the zombification of the First Amendment.  That doesn’t sound like cyberlaw, but it is. Here is the link.  The title is an homage to Night of the…
  • Dec 31

    Change Afoot at Madisonian.net in 2015

    Change Afoot at Madisonian.net in 2015
    I’ve been teaching law for 16 years. This blog has been around for more than 10 years. To speak the plain truth, it’s getting pretty damn dull around here. So change is afoot. I’m starting small, redesigning the blog (for…
  • Dec 22

    Koons and Christo

    Koons and Christo
    Jeff Koons is at it again. He’s been sued for copyright infringement, this time by an artist who created an advertisement for a French clothing brand, Naf Naf. You can see images of the original advertisement and of Koons’s…
Rank this Week: 2678

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/
  • Jan 9

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID
    Authorities in Marseille were blasted for its plan to issue its homeless with ID cards featuring yellow triangles that detail their health issues. Although the initiative was aimed at making it easier for health workers to know what they were…
  • Jan 9

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'
    Arnaud, a homeless man, wears the controversial yellow triangle. Photo: AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoul.Authorities in France’s second-largest city have come under fire for issuing its homeless with ID cards that detail their health issues.…
  • Jan 8

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport

    OMG! Homeless people are sleepingand bathing at the Orlando airport
    Some Orlando airport employees have contacted the media to report that homeless people are using the airport's first level to sleep and even bathe in the public bathrooms -- and that's upsetting travelers."It is an issue," said Norma McCann,…
Rank this Week: 2669

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/
  • Jan 9

    Maryland Makes the Death Penalty History. Will Connecticut and New Mexico?

    Maryland Makes the Death Penalty History. Will Connecticut and New Mexico?
    On May 2, 2013, Governor Martin O’Malley signed a death penalty repeal bill that abolished the death penalty for future crimes, leaving Maryland’s death row intact. Maryland is not alone in its prospective abolition of the death…
  • Dec 17

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation
    In the most significant change in US policy toward Cuba since the 1960s, President Obama and Raul Castro spoke Tuesday (the first direct communication between a US and Cuban leader since 1961) about normalizing relations. This announcement…
  • Dec 15

    US Receives Failing Grade on Human Right to Housing Report Card

    US Receives Failing Grade on Human Right to Housing Report Card
    The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) recently released its Housing Report Card, giving the United States a failing grade. NLCHP’s report card examines the current level of US compliance with the human right to…
Rank this Week: 1976

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/
  • Jan 7

    A Social Trust Theory of Criminal Law

    A Social Trust Theory of Criminal Law
    Last fall, I started a series of posts here on substantive criminal law theory.  I wasn’t satisfied with the way they were framed, though, and decided to approach the topic differently through a series of posts on the Marquette Law…
  • Dec 14

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4
    My previous post began a consideration of general deterrence.  I view general deterrence through the lens of the criminal-justice system’s overall aim of promoting social trust.  General deterrence is one of four mechanisms by…
  • Nov 28

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 3

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 3
    In this post, I will begin an exploration of the implications of deterrence aims for criminalization.  By criminalization, I mean the decisions about what conduct to make criminal under what circumstances, and what level of punishment to…
Rank this Week: 4765

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/
  • Jan 3

    Taking Inference Seriously

    Taking Inference Seriously
    Taking Inference Seriously I am deeply honored to be here – to be virtually here – to receive the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award. There is relatively little doubt that some of you associate my name with the so-called…
  • Dec 2

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for "specific evidence"

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for "specific evidence"
    If the DOJ's promised new anti-profiling guidelines rely to any significant extent on the notion of "specific evidence," the new guidelines will be a hopeless mishmash. Cf. Peter Tillers, If Wishes Were Horses: Discursive Comments on Attempts…
  • Nov 25

    Is fuzzy logic passé?

    Is fuzzy logic passé?
    Lotfi A. Zadeh to BISC-Group *********************************************************************Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing…
Rank this Week: 4590

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
  • 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…
  • Dec 10

    Capacity Bill and Prime Time programme

    Capacity Bill and Prime Time programme
    Cross-posted from Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association:Implications of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 for Vulnerable Persons in Congregated SettingsSubmissions by The Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association on the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2248

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/
Rank this Week: 4535

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Dec 15

    Thanks to Securing Change

    Thanks to Securing Change
    Those of you paying attention to the website have undoubtedly noticed the theme change. That change is part of the effort to thwart the incessant hackers who have targeted Hearsay Culture over the past three years. I’m pleased to report…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted
    For the last show for 2014, I’m pleased to post Show # 226, November 20, my interview with Prof. Stephen Turner of the University of South Florida on technological and scientific expertise in policymaking and democracy. Stephen has…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted
    I am delighted to post Show # 225, November 20, my interview with Prof. Ed Felten of Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (“CITP”). I’ve been visiting at CITP this year, and one of my main…
Rank this Week: 769