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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Nov 26

    Is a Patently False Statement Necessarily a "Lie"?

    Is a Patently False Statement Necessarily a "Lie"?
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss the case of Warger v. Shauers.  Warger involves Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b), which prohibits, among other things, the introduction of juror testimony in an effort to…
  • Nov 25

    In Praise of Expert Panels (in Football, at Least)

    In Praise of Expert Panels (in Football, at Least)
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIt is a short holiday week, and even if I had something to say about the big national news story from Ferguson, Missouri, I would rather write about something relatively frivolous.  And, as Professor Dorf's…
  • Nov 22

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement
    by Michael DorfI begin by establishing my disinterested bona fides with respect to the dispute about whether the president has authority to defer deportation of, and other enforcement measures against, undocumented immigrants in certain…
Rank this Week: 2169

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/
  • Nov 26

    Giving Thanks: “No, Thank YOU!”

    Giving Thanks: “No, Thank YOU!”
    A few years ago, in a sermon, the then pastor of my church, a former English teacher, pointed out that he was bothered by the increasing use of “No, thank YOU!” as a response to saying “Thank you” to someone. Somehow,…
  • Nov 24

    More Tax Ignorance

    More Tax Ignorance
    Circulating on facebook, and probably on other social media, is a photograph with this legend:Up until 1913 Americans kept all of their earnings. Despite this, we still had: schools, colleges, roads, vast railroads, streets, subways, the…
  • Nov 21

    How Difficult Is It to Understand Use Taxes?

    How Difficult Is It to Understand Use Taxes?
    A recent commentary in the Philadelphia Inquirer advocates extension of the moratorium on collection of sales taxes by out-of-state retailers. It rejects the claim that online merchants have an advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers, a…
Rank this Week: 1759

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/
  • Nov 26

    Wilson Named Dean of Tennessee

    Wilson Named Dean of Tennessee
    Professor Melanie Wilson, the associate dean ofacademic affairs at Kansas Law, has been named the new dean of the University of Tennessee School of Law.
  • Nov 25

    Cercone Named Dean of Indiana Tech

    Cercone Named Dean of Indiana Tech
    Indiana Tech School of Law has named Charles Cercone, currently the associate dean of faculty at Thomas Cooley Law, as its new dean.
  • Nov 25

    "Deep Disagreements: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives"

    "Deep Disagreements: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives"
    In Berlin in June. There's also a call for papers.
Rank this Week: 2267

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Nov 26

    Auto Insurance in Ontario

    Auto Insurance in Ontario
    Automobile insurance is more expensive in Ontario than anywhere else in Canada. Last week, in an attempt to reduce costs, the Ontario Government passed "Bill 15," which will: Reduce extraordinarily expensive vehicle storage costs…
  • Nov 25

    Erichson on the NFL Concussion Settlement

    Erichson on the NFL Concussion Settlement
    Over at Mass Tort Profs, Howie Erichson (Fordham) analyzes the NFL concussion settlement. He's not in favor: We have grown so accustomed to "settlement class actions" that we have lost sight of what is strange and troubling about…
  • Nov 24

    Dagan & Dorfman on the Justice of Private Law

    Dagan & Dorfman on the Justice of Private Law
    Hanoch Dagan & Avi Dorfman (Tel Aviv) have posted to SSRN The Justice of Private Law. The abstract provides: Private law is traditionally conceptualized around a commitment to formal freedom and equality, whereas critics of the…
Rank this Week: 1932

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/
Rank this Week: 1493

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Nov 26

    Interprofessional Educational Initiatives "Spreading Like Wildfire"

    Interprofessional Educational Initiatives "Spreading Like Wildfire"
    Dr. Peter Beurhaus from Vanderbuilt University uses a question and answer format with colleagues at his university to explain how Vanderbilt's Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL), established in 2010, has involved "challenges,…
  • Nov 25

    Thank a Caregiver

    Thank a Caregiver
    Ramping up into Thanksgiving celebration, thinking about the things for which we are thankful---how about adding caregivers to that last? Huffintong Post Third Metric ran a three-part series earlier this month on Unsung Heroes: The Face of…
  • Nov 25

    Factors to Consider In Determining Whether to Preserve Elder's Interest in Primary Residence

    Factors to Consider In Determining Whether to Preserve Elder's Interest in Primary Residence
    New Jersey Elder Law Attorney Linda Ershow-Levenberg outlines factual and legal issues to consider in deciding how to handle the family residence in a recent article for Experience, the ABA publication for the Senior Lawyers Division. She…
Rank this Week: 1936

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/
  • Nov 25

    Price-Level Regulation and Its Reform

    Price-Level Regulation and Its Reform
    James Ming Chen, Price-Level Regulation and Its Reform, http://ssrn.com/abstract=771226 or http://bit.ly/PriceLevelRegulation: Price-level, or “price-cap,” regulation offers an alluring alternative to the traditional technique of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2276

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/
  • Nov 25

    Is fuzzy logic passé?

    Is fuzzy logic passé?
    Lotfi A. Zadeh to BISC-Group *********************************************************************Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing…
  • Nov 5

    National Academies Press: Eyewitness Identification

    National Academies Press: Eyewitness Identification
    See new report on eyewitness identification published by the National Academies Press. &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4531

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/
  • Nov 25

    A mini-symposium: The tenth anniversary of Crawford

    A mini-symposium: The tenth anniversary of Crawford
    This year marks the tenth anniversary of Crawford v. Washington.  To mark the occasion, First Impressions, the online publication of the Michigan Law Review, has published a mini-symposium, with longer essays by George Fisher of Stanford…
  • Nov 25

    Top side briefs and joint appendix in Ohio v. Clark

    Top side briefs and joint appendix in Ohio v. Clark
    Here are links to the top-side briefs and the joint appendix in Ohio v. Clark.First, the main brief of the petitioner, the State of Ohio.Next, the joint appendix.And now the amici:The United StatesDomestic Violence Legal Empowerment &…
  • Oct 27

    The Child Quasi-Witne

    The Child Quasi-Witne
    As it happens, Steve Ceci, a noted developmental psychologist at Cornell, and I have drafted an article, to be published in a few months in the University of Chicago Law Review, that uses the Clark case as a touchstone for presenting our…
Rank this Week: 2109

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/
  • Nov 25

    Schwerner, Chaney, Goodman and the Voting Rights Act

    Schwerner, Chaney, Goodman and the Voting Rights Act
    Yesterday, President Obama posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, a Black Mississippian and two white New Yorkers, murdered fifty years ago, working to register Blacks to…
  • Nov 18

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us realize that sending troops abroad can be counter-productive. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms against us. To them, we were the invaders. See if this analogy fits. We don’t have data…
  • Nov 18

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?

    War on What – Crime or the Poor?
    Many of us realize that sending troops abroad can be counter-productive. Our boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan led many to take up arms against us. To them, we were the invaders. See if this analogy fits. We don’t have data…
Rank this Week: 4511

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/
  • Nov 25

    Guest Blog Post: A Writer’s Racialization, and Keeping Black Writers in Their Ethnic Place

    Guest Blog Post: A Writer’s Racialization, and Keeping Black Writers in Their Ethnic Place
    The events in Ferguson Missouri have focused much needed national and global attention on race issues. Although the following guest blog post is not about legal writing, we are pleased to share the insights and challenges from writer Leonce…
  • Nov 25

    One Day Workshops: How About This International Workshop in Detroit?

    One Day Workshops: How About This International Workshop in Detroit?
    One-Day Workshop at the University of Detroit Mercy, co-hosted by the University of Windsor, on Friday, December 5, 2014. Theme: Reaching, Teaching, and Employing Today’s Evolving Law Student The Premise: Students in the “Millennial”…
  • Nov 22

    Mark Wojcik is selected for AALS section award

    Mark Wojcik is selected for AALS section award
    John Marshall's Mark Wojcik has been selected by the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research as the Section Award Winner. The award is based on "service, scholarship, and legal writing program design or other activity…
Rank this Week: 1396

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    Unethical Prosecutor's Conduct in Ferguson Case

    Unethical Prosecutor's Conduct in Ferguson Case
    “A prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich” (so said the Chief Judge of New York State’s highest court). Or could indict Abel for killing Cain. Or Reeva Steenkamp for killing Oscar Pistorius. And commonly…
  • Nov 25

    Sharia Wills Guidance in E&W

    Sharia Wills Guidance in E&W
    The solicitors' representative body, the Law Society has withdrawn controversial guidance to its members on the drafting of Sharia wills which encouraged the favouring of male children and the exclusion of illegitimate kids, for example. You…
  • Nov 21

    The Continued Movement Away from the Billable Hour

    The Continued Movement Away from the Billable Hour
    Jackson Lewis has announced that it will no longer ask associates to bill by the hour. The firm's chair is quoted as saying, “The billable hour is directly opposed to the best interest of the client and to the provider...
Rank this Week: 2230

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/
  • Nov 24

    BP BLOG NOMINATED FOR TOP 100 BLAWGS

    BP BLOG NOMINATED FOR TOP 100 BLAWGS
    Well readers, we have earned a spot in the ABA Journal‘s Blawg 100, the 8th annual list of the best in blogs about lawyers and the law.   If you want to vote for your beloved Best Practices Blog, the e-mail below gives all the…
  • Nov 21

    Increasing Experiential Education is Not a Remedy for the Broken Legal Services System – Thoughts from the U.K.

    Increasing Experiential Education is Not a Remedy for the Broken Legal Services System – Thoughts from the U.K.
    The lack of available legal representation for low income persons is a persistent problem, and not only in the U.S. Cuts to legal services programs have been deep in England and Wales, where access to civil legal aid has fallen by more than…
  • Nov 14

    Preparing Students for the Multistate Bar Exam

    Preparing Students for the Multistate Bar Exam
    The trend has been fewer applications for law school and smaller graduating classes. Now we see a drop in bar exam performance. The ABA Journal reports that, according to Above the Law, “Nationwide, scores on the Multistate Bar…
Rank this Week: 4514

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/
  • Nov 24

    GUEST BLOG: The End of Cause-Lawyering and Community Education Clinics?

    GUEST BLOG: The End of Cause-Lawyering and Community Education Clinics?
    Marcy Karin runs the Work-Life Law and Policy Clinic at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. The Work-Life Clinic is an integrated law clinic that works on administrative litigation, legislative and regulatory advocacy, and…
  • Nov 24

    Land of the Rich and Home of the Privileged?

    Land of the Rich and Home of the Privileged?
    Two Princeton researchers, Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page, recently released a study, arguing that America's political system has changed from a democracy into an oligarchy controlled by the wealthy and privileged. "The central point that…
  • Nov 20

    Same-Sex Marriage Continues in South Carolina Following Supreme Court Ruling

    Same-Sex Marriage Continues in South Carolina Following Supreme Court Ruling
    Following a Supreme Court decision, same-sex marriage will be allowed to continue in South Carolina. This morning, the Supreme Court denied a stay request from South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. South Carolina’s AG asked the…
Rank this Week: 1492

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/
  • Nov 24

    So One L's you have finished your last Legal Research and Writing Assignment for the term, now what . . .

    So One L's you have finished your last Legal Research and Writing Assignment for the term, now what . . .
    Now that most first year law students have finished their final LRW assignment for the term, it is not time to relax. While 1L's can cross one big item off their "to do lists," it is very important for 1L's...
  • Nov 24

    Correct Email Address for Nominations for AALS Academic Support Section

    Correct Email Address for Nominations for AALS Academic Support Section
    The correct email address for nominations for Treasurer and Board Members for the AALS Section on Academic Support is to Louis Schulze at lschulze@fiu.edu. If you sent a nomination to the incorrect address, please re-send it. Sorry for the…
  • Nov 24

    Expert Exam Advice

    Expert Exam Advice
    For most people, the end of November means Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season. It means family, food, and football. For law students, it means the start of exams. It is a time for writing papers, creating outlines, and studying....
Rank this Week: 1398

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/
Rank this Week: 1531

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Nov 23

    Landlords: Do You Know Your Rights?

    Landlords: Do You Know Your Rights?
    The rights of tenants are generally discussed in great detail, while the rights of landlords are often ignored. Student Attorney Randalyn Rowe examined the rights of Landlords for the Law Made Simple series for the Hugh Wooding Law School…
  • Nov 10

    Transferring a pre-owned vehicle in Trinidad and Tobago

    Transferring a pre-owned vehicle in Trinidad and Tobago
    How does one go about transferring a pre-owned vehicle to another party in Trinidad and Tobago? Student Attorney Veneeta Ramsingh examined this issue for the Law Made Simple series for the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic.…
  • Oct 31

    Legal Research Tips For Student

    Legal Research Tips For Student
    Know how to use paper and electronic resources. Get to know the law Librarian! The library staff are an invaluable resource in finding cases and learning on almost every topic. Identify various journals and digests which contain valuable…
Rank this Week: 2327

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

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

    Antitrust professors amicus in O'Bannon

    Antitrust professors amicus in O'Bannon
    A group of antitrust professors has filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit appeal in O'Bannon v. NCAA (media coverage here). I know nothing about antitrust. But the gist of the argument appears to be that once the district court found the…
  • Nov 23

    Slava Voynov’s Immigration Wrinkle to his Domestic Violence Charge

    Slava Voynov’s Immigration Wrinkle to his Domestic Violence Charge
    As the NFL continues to make headlines with its continued domestic violence issues, the NHL proved last month that domestic violence problems are not just limited to pro football. In October, Los Angeles Kings star defenseman Slava Voynov…
  • Nov 21

    Dr. Paul Withers proposal to address issue of NCAA athletes signing autograph

    Dr. Paul Withers proposal to address issue of NCAA athletes signing autograph
    Dr. Paul Withers, an astronomy professor at Boston University, recently emailed me an idea he has to address the issue of NCAA athletes--like Todd Gurley and Johnny Manziel before him--getting in trouble for signing autographs.I've posted Dr.…
Rank this Week: 2019

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Anyone Want a Talk in Singapore in June? China? Australia?

    Anyone Want a Talk in Singapore in June? China? Australia?
    I may be attending a libertarian event in Bali this June. Given the distance, I would want to visit other places in that part of the world. The most convenient stop would be Singapore, a city I last visited about fifty years ago. I have been…
  • Nov 22

    Intuiting Large Numbers: A Facebook Exchange

    Intuiting Large Numbers: A Facebook Exchange
    I recently had an interesting exchange with a FaceBook friend, a reasonable person with political views very different from mine. He posted something to the effect that he didn't think a free market society could produce a middle class, and…
  • Nov 22

    Virtual Statu

    Virtual Statu
    It is natural to think of status as a zero sum game, to assume that anything that raises your status relative to me must lower my status relative to you. What first suggested to me that it wasn't true was my experience as an undergraduate at…
Rank this Week: 747

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/
  • Nov 22

    A Lengthy Post on the Effects of Immigration on National Wealth and Income Distribution

    A Lengthy Post on the Effects of Immigration on National Wealth and Income Distribution
    This is a very long post, but skip on to the next one if you get bored. I got interested in immigration and am trying to work my mind around a chapter in George Borjas's 2014 book, Immigration Economics. Paragraph...
  • Nov 20

    Why the U.S.-China Climate Deal Could Be A Tipping Point

    Why the U.S.-China Climate Deal Could Be A Tipping Point
    The Obama administration announced a climate agreement with China last week, which was immediately criticized as giving away the store. However, this climate agreement may be a turning point. As I wrote three years ago, and international…
  • Nov 17

    Malum in se, malum in lex

    Malum in se, malum in lex
    In my last post I deliberately contrasted "malum in se" with "malum in lex". The usual term for the second phrase is "malum prohibitum". That is better Latin, I think, and customary, but it is not parallel and…
Rank this Week: 1399

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Nov 22

    Public Service Announcement in China

    Public Service Announcement in China
    A shampoo ad doubles as a public service announcement against divorce in China--see it here. MR
  • Nov 21

    Billion Dollar Divorce

    Billion Dollar Divorce
    From CBS News: It's the kind of money that most Americans can't comprehend, but for one ex-wife it's an injustice. Sue Ann Hamm, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm, plans to appeal a divorce settlement that awarded her...
  • Nov 20

    Divorce in Iran

    Divorce in Iran
    From Reuters: Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.…
Rank this Week: 1935

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
  • Nov 21

    Mayogate Controversy: Epic Food Fight Over Meaning of ‘Mayo’

    Mayogate Controversy: Epic Food Fight Over Meaning of ‘Mayo’
    Spencer Lo Creating and mainstreaming superior food made solely from plants—especially one that cuts into a giant competitor’s profits—can get you sued: that is what Hampton Creek Foods, a vegan food technology company…
  • Nov 3

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year
    Carmen Parra The Living Planet Index (LPI) from the World Wildlife Fund reported that between 1970 to 2010 there has been a 52% decline in vertebrae species populations on Earth. The study considered 10,380 populations of 3,038 species of…
  • Nov 3

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year
    Carmen Parra The Living Planet Index (LPI) from the World Wildlife Fund reported that between 1970 to 2010 there has been a 52% decline in vertebrae species populations on Earth. The study considered 10,380 populations of 3,038 species of…
Rank this Week: 1385

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/
  • Nov 21

    The Law's Position on Free Will

    The Law's Position on Free Will
    Will advances in neuroscience radically transform criminal law? Stephen Morse believes they won't. To the extent neuroscience merely gives us a fuller picture of brain mechanisms, he argues, it ought not affect the law because the law does…
  • Nov 20

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): How Bionic Technology Will Change What It Means To Be Human, Vox In The Popular Press: His Brain, Her Brain, Science Scientists Just Rediscovered A Long-Lost Region of the Brain, Vox Are Modafinil's…
  • Nov 18

    The Misreading of Greene and Cohen

    The Misreading of Greene and Cohen
    One of the most cited papers in neurolaw circles is For the Law, Neuroscience Changes Nothing and Everything by Joshua Greene and Jonathan Cohen. Many neurolaw scholars seem taken by its claims that we lack free will and that the...
Rank this Week: 2479

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

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

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 740

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
Rank this Week: 1061

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: 887

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
  • Nov 18

    Restatement of Copyright?

    Restatement of Copyright?
    The American Law Institute has announced plans to produce a Restatement of Copyright. (Announcement here, including the names of the Reporter (NYU’s Chris Sprigman) and Associate Reporters (Lydia Loren, from Lewis & Clark; Tony…
  • Aug 21

    Innovating Legal Education

    Innovating Legal Education
    A year ago, in late August 2013, I posted a brief bit about my hopes for the coming year from the standpoint of innovation in legal education.  (Here is the link.)  By design, I was somewhat melodramatic and apocalyptic about…
  • Aug 12

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship
    Last week I attended the 14th edition of the “Intellectual Property Scholars Conference,” or IPSC. I came back to Pittsburgh inspired, challenged, and a little … well, down. Did I see into the scholarly soul of the…
Rank this Week: 1753

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Nov 18

    The NFL Concussion Settlement: Class Action Exploitation

    The NFL Concussion Settlement: Class Action Exploitation
    By Howard Erichson Tomorrow in Philadelphia, lawyers for the NFL and lawyers for former football players will try to persuade Judge Anita Brody to approve their settlement of claims that the League concealed chronic risks of concussions and…
  • Nov 14

    Plaintiff win in Pelvic Mesh Trial

    Plaintiff win in Pelvic Mesh Trial
    Plaintiffs have won another multi-million dollar verdict in a pelvic mesh trial in Florida. More cases are slated for trial. So far, defendant has won two individual trials and lost one individual trial. This latest loss was a consolidated…
  • Nov 3

    Pelvic Mesh Litigation - Consolidated Sample Trial

    Pelvic Mesh Litigation - Consolidated Sample Trial
    A recent article by Jessica Dye (Thomson Reuters) describes the procedure adopted by Judge Goodwin (U.S.D. So. Dist. W. Va). While Goodwin originally scheduled a series of single-plaintiff bellwether, or test, trials for the federal…
Rank this Week: 2395

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 18

    You take what you can get

    You take what you can get
    Harry Grubert has published a thoughtful review of my book, Fixing U.S. International Taxation, in the latest issue of the National Tax Journal.  It's a good read, not just for anything it says about my book, but perhaps even more so for…
  • Nov 17

    I forgot to post this a couple of weeks ago

    I forgot to post this a couple of weeks ago
    Posing with Lee Sheppard before a discussion of Ed Kleinbard's book, on Halloween at NYU Law School.
  • Nov 17

    My own paper presentation at NTA

    My own paper presentation at NTA
    In addition to commenting on the Green-Phillips paper noted in the preceding blog entry, I also presented one of my recent papers, forthcoming in the Connecticut Law Review, entitled "Multiple Myopias, Multiple Selves, and the Under-Saving…
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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
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Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
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GreenLaw

GreenLaw

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

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
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Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Nov 17

    Some thoughts on Johnson v. City of Shelby: Does it help make sense of Twombly & Iqbal?

    Some thoughts on Johnson v. City of Shelby: Does it help make sense of Twombly & Iqbal?
    We covered earlier the Supreme Court’s per curiam decision in Johnson v. City of Shelby summarily reversing the Fifth Circuit. It’s a short opinion—just two and a half pages—but it has some important things to say about pleading…
  • Nov 15

    Reaction to SCOTUS Decision in Johnson v. City of Shelby

    Reaction to SCOTUS Decision in Johnson v. City of Shelby
    On Monday we covered Johnson v. City of Shelby, a per curiam Supreme Court decision on pleading that summarily reversed the Fifth Circuit. Here’s some of the coverage of that decision from this past week: City of Shelby: New SCOTUS...
  • Nov 14

    Pfander on Bruhl on the Supreme Court and Lower-Court Precedent

    Pfander on Bruhl on the Supreme Court and Lower-Court Precedent
    Now available on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Jim Pfander entitled How Lower-Court Precedent Affects Supreme Court Precedent. Jim reviews Aaron Bruhl’s recent article, Following Lower-Court Precedent, 81 U. Chi. L. Rev.…
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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/
  • Nov 13

    California city bans homeless from sleeping outside: If they leave, ‘then that’s their choice’

    California city bans homeless from sleeping outside: If they leave, ‘then that’s their choice’
    Two ordinances aimed at clearing out the homeless population have been passed unanimously by the city council of Manteca, California.One will ban people from sleeping or setting up encampments on any public or private property as of December…
  • Nov 13

    You can't get food in Florida but you can shower in the Vatican

    You can't get food in Florida but you can shower in the Vatican
    The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis plans to build showers for the homeless in St. Peter's Square.The endeavor is a joint project being undertaken by Francis and Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner who, according to…
  • 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…
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Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Nov 13

    Law Review Companion

    Law Review Companion
    Mary Whisner at Legal Scholarship Blog has updated a links collection for law review companions at domestic law schools. Whisner describes the list as a "work in progress," and requests additions. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Nov 12

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right To Work Law

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right To Work Law
    The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the law’s constitutionality in a 5-0 decision in Zoeller, et al. v. Sweeney, et al., (Nov. 6, 2014). The decision reverses a lower court decision that previously declared the law unconstitutional.…
  • Nov 6

    Texas Bar Result

    Texas Bar Result
    The Texas Board of Law Examiners released results for the July 2014 bar exam yesterday. A summary: 77.1% overall pass rate; 80.9% pass rate for first-time takers from Texas law schools; 38.9% pass rate for repeat takers from Texas law...
Rank this Week: 1059

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Nov 11

    The Second Amendment and Section 1983: A Podcast

    The Second Amendment and Section 1983: A Podcast
    As many of you may know, Chicago-Kent’s CLE department has presented my two-day Conference on Section 1983 for over thirty years. The next one is scheduled for April  16-17, 2015. As part of the most recent Conference in April…
  • Oct 22

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive
    Here is a very nice Oyez Deep Dive into how the Roberts Court is interpreting the Fourth Amendment. The Deep Dive features both text and video explanations (including a short video by me on section 1983 Fourth Amendment claims), and is geared…
  • Oct 6

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby

    A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby
    I spoke at Chicago-Kent for almost an hour on September 30, 2014, about the following: THE RELIGION CLAUSES: UNDERSTANDING TOWN OF GREECE AND HOBBY LOBBY It’s available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqBPrI6KeBY The student groups…
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Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Nov 7

    Hypocrisy and human right

    Hypocrisy and human right
    The Chinese government often complains the criticisms of its human rights record are hypocritical. After all, aren't there a lot of problems in Western countries, too? (Typically, the U.S. is always singled out as the representative of…
  • Oct 29

    Annotated version of the Fourth Plenum decision (add your own!)

    Annotated version of the Fourth Plenum decision (add your own!)
    The Fourth Plenum’s Decision is now available on the Law Genius site in annotatable form in both English (translation courtesy of Rogier Creemers and Jeremy Daum) and Chinese. I’ve already added annotations to the English text. By way of…
  • Oct 29

    The Fourth Plenum's "Decision": my take

    The Fourth Plenum's "Decision": my take
    The text of the decision passed by the F...
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Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Nov 5

    LERN: digital media and legal education research

    LERN: digital media and legal education research
    Am doing a brief slot for the Association of Law Teachers (ALT) Legal Education Research Network (LERN) today on social media and research, in a workshop designed to explore, in the words of Patricia Leighton, the ‘various ways that we…
  • Oct 7

    Convergence and fragmentation

    Convergence and fragmentation
    I’m giving a paper today at Melbourne Law School, by kind invitation of Gary Cazalet, title ‘Convergence and fragmentation: legal research, informatics and legal education’.  Slides up on the Slides page above.…
  • 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…
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Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
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Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
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Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia
    The Victoria Law Commission has finalized its report on juror empanelment.  The report, which is available here, examines the following three areas Peremptory challenges and the Crown's right to stand aside Calling of the panel…
  • Oct 8

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument
    Today, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Warger v. Shauers.Sheila Birnbaum will be arguing for respondent (Randy D. Shauers).Sarah E. Harrington who represents the solicitor general's office will also be arguing for…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Voting Paradoxe

    Jury Voting Paradoxe
    Jason IulianoAbstract (to read the entire article go here)The special verdict is plagued by two philosophical paradoxes: the discursive dilemma and the lottery paradox. Although widely discussed in the philosophical literature, these…
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Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

From the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law.

http://haifalawfaculty.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 900

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

From George Mason University School of Law.

http://jlep.net/home/
  • Sep 30

    JLEP Congratulates Its New Candidate Members!

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

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2014-2015 Incoming Masthead

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

    JLEP Featured On Blog “Above The Law”

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

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Provides competition results & news, resources & commentary about interscholastic appellate advocacy. By Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Kent Streseman.

http://mootness.typepad.com/mootness/
  • Sep 18

    Brands of food processor

    Brands of food processor
    Now, let’s talk about the brands a bit, and why it’s so important to buy the best food processor on the market to fit your needs. Food processors don’t come cheap that’s a fact. Well, good ones at least. And if you get…
  • Sep 11

    How to choose a food processor

    How to choose a food processor
    If we were to pick a single category of items in everyman’s household as the most important one, I would certainly opt for the one handling the food we eat. I’m inclined to believe you would agree with me. That’s why I…
  • Sep 6

    Quality aspects of a food processor

    Quality aspects of a food processor
    As with pretty much every product out there, best food processor is a combination of certain factors. I will point them out here for you, so you could know what to look for once you decide to hit the stores, or just order one online. So,…
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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.…
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