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M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Dec 31

    Are inversions good for you?

    Are inversions good for you?
    A new paper suggests they are good for someone , but perhaps not you and me. Here's the abstract for Are Corporate Inversions Good for Shareholders?: In 2014 alone, U.S. firms worth over half a trillion dollars announced their intention...
  • Dec 9

    Millennial Rhapsody

    Millennial Rhapsody
    Kudos to LUMA Partners for their very creative re-creation of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Seriously. It's above and beyond what one might expect for a closing dinner. I really enjoyed. But, if you listen to the lyrics closely, it's a very...
  • Dec 1

    RBC and the falling sky

    RBC and the falling sky
    No, no, no. The sky isn't falling. Yes, it's true that the $75 million damage award against RBC for aiding and abetting a duty of care violation by the board of Rural/Metro in connection with the company's sale was upheld,...
Rank this Week: 769

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 812

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Feb 11

    New Work on Domestic Violence in the Immigration Context

    New Work on Domestic Violence in the Immigration Context
    Natali Nanasi (SMU), Domestic Violence Asylum and the Perpetuation of the Victimization Narrative Abstract: Pitiful. Helpless. Powerless. The words often used to describe survivors of domestic violence conjure a vivid and specific image of a…
  • Feb 11

    Parental Equality When Parenting Isn't Equal

    Parental Equality When Parenting Isn't Equal
    Susan Boyd (British Columbia), “Equality: An Uncomfortable Fit in Parenting Law”, in Robert Leckey, ed., After Legal Equality: Family, Sex, Kinship (Routledge 2015), 42-58 Since the second wave of the women’s movement and the emergence…
  • Feb 9

    Books: The History of Women Lawyers in Maryland

    Books: The History of Women Lawyers in Maryland
    Law and Politics Book Review: FINDING JUSTICE: A HISTORY OF WOMEN LAWYERS IN MARYLAND SINCE 1642 This engaging volume was produced as part of the Finding Justice Project, a collaborative effort among a small group of judges, lawyers, and…
Rank this Week: 938

JURIST - Forum

JURIST - Forum

Op-eds on legal news by law professors and JURIST special guests.

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/index.php
  • Apr 27

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling
    JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that Arizona's new immigration legislation - requiring law enforcement officers to stop everyone whom they have “reasonable suspicion” to believe is an…
  • Apr 22

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy
    JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that a look at recent decisions by Iraq's Federal Supreme Court illustrates the court's growing authority as an independent and legitimate voice…
  • Apr 21

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?
    JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Sanford of the University of Washington School of Law says that although challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are valuable for inspiring dialogue within and…
Rank this Week: 886

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Feb 11

    MLAT Reform and the 80% Solution - What's Good for Users?

    MLAT Reform and the 80% Solution - What's Good for Users?
    Last week, The Washington Post reported that the US and the UK were in negotiations to permit UK law enforcement agencies to request stored communications like email and chats directly from US-based providers like Facebook and…
  • Feb 9

    Smart Cities – The Cyber Security and Privacy Implications of Ubiquitous Urban Computing

    Smart Cities – The Cyber Security and Privacy Implications of Ubiquitous Urban Computing
    The rapid growth of embedded computing and the “Internet of Things” (IoT) have been felt in many industries and areas, but few organizations and jurisdictions have been affected as quickly and as deeply as cities.  The…
  • Feb 9

    A New Case (of Chilling Effects?) Against DMCA Counter-Notice Sender

    A New Case (of Chilling Effects?) Against DMCA Counter-Notice Sender
    E. TV Networks has filed copyright infringement claims in federal district court against Google and sixteen YouTube users. The targeted users sent DMCA counter-notices to YouTube following E. TV’s requested takedowns of videos…
Rank this Week: 1021

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Feb 9

    Senator Johnson Is “More Panicked” About State of the Nation Now Than Five Years Ago

    Senator Johnson Is “More Panicked” About State of the Nation Now Than Five Years Ago
    Ron Johnson says he gets a big smile on his face when the airplane he is aboard lifts off from Reagan National Airport in Washington and he knows he’s heading to Wisconsin. So why not leave a place Johnson calls a frustrating center of…
  • Feb 8

    A Cuban Perspective on International Law

    A Cuban Perspective on International Law
    As a member of the group of students and faculty who recently visited Cuba, I want to concur in all of the prior posts that expressed how fascinating it was to tour Havana, learn about some of the history, and in particular interact…
  • Feb 7

    Congratulations to the Jessup Moot Court Team

    Congratulations to the Jessup Moot Court Team
    A group of Marquette students just finished an extremely successful weekend at the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, which took place in Chicago. The team of Matt Ackmann, Joel Chappelle, Solomon Gatton, and…
Rank this Week: 1013

Products Liability Prof Blog

Products Liability Prof Blog

Member of the law professor blogs network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/products_liability/
  • Aug 16

    About Products Liability Prof Blog

    About Products Liability Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Products Liability Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jul 10

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law
    The popular Drug and Device Law blog posted a piece yesterday where they reviewed the developments in product liability law for the last few decades and graded them in relation to help to their corporate clients. It is a nice...
  • Jul 2

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor
    General Motors Corporation has agreed to assume responsibility for all future liability claims filed after the automaker emerges from bankruptcy, regardless of when the vehicle was made. GM had planned to include its product liability claims…
Rank this Week: 987

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 1215

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Feb 11

    Sticking Up (Kind of) for a(n Idaho) State Court Slapped Down by the U.S. Supreme

    Sticking Up (Kind of) for a(n Idaho) State Court Slapped Down by the U.S. Supreme
    Vikram David Amar—dean and law professor at the University of Illinois College of Law—comments on a summary reversal by the U.S. Supreme Court of a decision by the Idaho Supreme Court. While Amar agrees with the Court that the…
  • Feb 10

    Republicans Will Not Seriously Try to Sell Marco Rubio as a Moderate, Will They?

    Republicans Will Not Seriously Try to Sell Marco Rubio as a Moderate, Will They?
    In this first of a series of columns evaluating presidential candidates’ claims of being moderate, George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan argues that Marco Rubio is extremely conservative on both social and…
  • Feb 9

    What War Is Good For

    What War Is Good For
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf reviews Sidney Tarrow’s new book, War, States, and Contention. Dorf considers how Tarrow’s view of the role of contentious politics applies in the current political campaign and…
Rank this Week: 1189

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
  • Feb 10

    ABA DR Section – What happened to the former Director?

    ABA DR Section – What happened to the former Director?
    Most of us saw John’s post a few days ago regarding the open position of Director of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section (here). For those who were wondering what happened to David Moora, the former Director, here is the announcement:…
  • Feb 8

    Congratulations to Donna Shestowsky!

    Congratulations to Donna Shestowsky!
    From FOI, Professor Elayne E. Greenberg, St. John’s University School of Law: It is my great pleasure to announce that the nationally respected dispute resolution and procedural justice scholar Donna Shestowsky, a professor of law and…
  • Feb 8

    Wanted: Director of ABA Section of Dispute Resolution

    Wanted: Director of ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
    Nancy Welsh, Chair-Elect of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution sent the following job announcement for the Section Director, which is based in Washington DC. ORGANIZATION: The Section of Dispute Resolution is the principal home within the…
Rank this Week: 1106

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/
  • Dec 17

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic
    James Ming Chen, Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economics, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2705196 or http://bit.ly/FablesReconstruction: Environmental economics provides an…
  • Nov 3

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior
    James Ming Chen, Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2683557 or http://bit.ly/MomentaryLapses: The conventional capital asset pricing model (CAPM) remains the preferred…
  • Aug 29

    Law on the market

    Law on the market
    Daniel Martin Katz, Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger & James Ming Chen, Law on the Market? Evaluating the Securities Market Impact of Supreme Court Decisions, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649726 or…
Rank this Week: 1208

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jun 12

    Bernie Sanders at The Monitor Breakfast

    Bernie Sanders at The Monitor Breakfast
    In an extraordinarily frank breakfast exchange with journalists, Bernie Sanders answered a number of questions about his views and the direction he thinks the country needs to move. As usual, the press tended to ask "horse-race"…
  • Dec 1

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court
    Peter and Kathleen Kuretski submitted a 2007 tax return showing they owed almost $25,000 but they didn't pay a penny. In the administrative process within the IRS, they sought approval of an "offer in compromise" where they would…
  • Nov 15

    Election Puzzle

    Election Puzzle
    The elections got me down. I must admit that I am truly puzzled by the American electorate--that is, the very small slice of American voters that actually makes it to the polls and votes. We know that many of the...
Rank this Week: 1205

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

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

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

    From Russia with Love

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

    Wiki Style Government

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

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

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 1226

Higher Ed Law Prof Blog

Higher Ed Law Prof Blog

By Professors James Ottavio Castagnera and Patrick J. Cihon.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/highered/
  • May 9

    About This Blog

    About This Blog
    The Law Professors Blogs Network is looking for faculty to launch an education law blog. If you would like more information about what this entails, please email Paul Caron at paul.caron@uc.edu
  • May 8

    Event: SHRM Garden State Council Annual Expo - A call for paper

    Event: SHRM Garden State Council Annual Expo - A call for paper
    Dear Jim, Set your compass to join us on November 3rd and 4th for the Garden State Council-SHRM 17th Annual Conference and Exposition at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, NJ. Our theme this year is: "HR:...
  • May 8

    Law: Affirmative action foe dealt series of setback

    Law: Affirmative action foe dealt series of setback
    It has been a rough week for Timothy P. Asher, executive director of a campaign to get Missouri voters to ban the use of affirmative-action preferences by public colleges and other state and local agencies. On Sunday, Mr. Asher’s…
Rank this Week: 1201

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Feb 12

    ABA is Investigating Discrimination Complaint against BYU Law

    ABA is Investigating Discrimination Complaint against BYU Law
    From the Salt Lake Tribune: Law school accreditors are investigating Brigham Young University amid allegations that the LDS Church-owned institution's policies violate nondiscrimination standards by expelling students who live in same-sex…
  • Feb 12

    Survey of law students finds that most prefer face-to-face instruction over the online variety

    Survey of law students finds that most prefer face-to-face instruction over the online variety
    In a special Op-Ed over at the TaxProf blog, Touro Law Professor Dan Subotnik discusses an anonymous poll he took of students enrolled in his trusts and estates class in which he asked whether they preferred face-to-face instruction or the...
  • Feb 11

    Should You Avoid “Time is of the Essence Clauses?

    Should You Avoid “Time is of the Essence Clauses?
    What’s wrong with employing such a clause? According to veteran real estate lawyer Jeffrey Ammon: (1) Nonlawyer readers can’t figure out what it means (and courts are often no help). (2) Even if the clause had a generally accepted…
Rank this Week: 1301

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Feb 11

    Women and HIV

    Women and HIV
    According to the Center for HIV Law and Policy, women living with HIV statistically tend to be poor and women of color. These and other women living with HIV, face multiple societal and cultural barriers, and are further stigmatized…
  • Feb 10

    Criminalization of HIV: A Human Rights Call for Science Based Law

    Criminalization of HIV: A Human Rights Call for Science Based Law
    This is the first in a series of posts addressing the status of those in the US living with HIV/AIDS. To varying degrees of culpability, over thirty states in the nation have laws criminalizing having sex while HIV positive. States...
  • Feb 9

    If the U.S. Had a National Human Rights Institution . . .

    If the U.S. Had a National Human Rights Institution . . .
    Unlike over 100 other nations, the United States does not have a national human rights institution (NHRI). But if it did, the US NHRI could participate in an international HRI-led initiative designed to strengthen HRIs' oversight of…
Rank this Week: 1304

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/
  • Feb 8

    How are things going with each course?

    How are things going with each course?
    Now that you have had some time to settle into your courses, you can evaluate your plan of attack for each course. Here are some things that you want to consider: • Re-read your syllabus yet again to make sure...
  • Feb 6

    Linear or Non-Linear Storytelling

    Linear or Non-Linear Storytelling
    Lawyers are storytellers. Hat tip to Stephen Paskey, Legal Skills Faculty SUNY Buffalo, for mentioning this interesting article on the LRWPROF listserv: How the Brain Reacts to Scrambled Stories.
  • Feb 5

    Call for Proposals for the AALS Section on Teaching Methods Program at AALS 2017

    Call for Proposals for the AALS Section on Teaching Methods Program at AALS 2017
    Dear Colleagues: The AALS Teaching Methods Section plans to host an exciting program called “Reaching Students Effectively: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities in Legal Education” at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco…
Rank this Week: 1252

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Feb 5

    Publishing Opportunity: Brazilian Animal Law Journal

    Publishing Opportunity: Brazilian Animal Law Journal
    David Cassuto From the email: Brazilian Animal Law Journal Call for submissions/2016  The Brazilian Animal Law Journal, ISSN 2317-4552, is a quarterly, peer-reviewed law journal, available on…
  • Jan 22

    Voiceless’ Animal Law Toolkit

    Voiceless’ Animal Law Toolkit
    David Cassuto Voiceless, the fabulous Australian Animal Law NGO, has published its Animal Law Toolkit, a highly readable, very useful publication for anyone practicing or interested in animal law.  Get it; read it; tell your friends.
  • Jan 22

    The Inside Story of Bullfighting

    The Inside Story of Bullfighting
    Jaime Rubio Defenders’ Arguments: Disclaimer: First of all, as they will be treated certain thorny issues, I want to make clear that the views, arguments and reasons that are going to be exposed on this post are not the opinions of this…
Rank this Week: 1259

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

    Isaiah Berlin’s Liberalism

    Isaiah Berlin’s Liberalism
    Concise appraisal of Isaiah Berlin’s thought by Gerald F. Gaus: “Thus, it seems that to the extent Berlin is a pluralist [with regard to values], he is not a liberal; and to the extent he is a liberal, he is not a…
  • Jan 13

    Perverse reasoning on behalf of the Rule Egoist Principle as attributed to Hobbe

    Perverse reasoning on behalf of the Rule Egoist Principle as attributed to Hobbe
    In her well-crafted and devastating critique of Gregory Kavka’s ascription of the “Rule Egoist Principle” to Hobbes’s theory, S.A. Lloyd discusses what looks to be an “optative justification” for this…
  • Jan 2

    Capitalist Inequality: Here, There, and Everywhere

    Capitalist Inequality: Here, There, and Everywhere
    El Lissitzky, 5. Globetrotter (in der Zeit), From Victory Over the Sun (1923)From the Institute for Policy Studies— “Billionaire Bonanza: The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us” America’s 20 wealthiest people…
Rank this Week: 1347

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: 1422

Law School Innovation

Law School Innovation

Covers teaching, curriculum, and classroom technology. Edited by Professors Douglas A. Berman, Anupam Chander, Gene Koo and Mark W. Osler.

http://lsi.typepad.com/lsi/
  • Sep 3

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."
    Though I have not blogged in this space for a very long time, my own long history here of discussing how I think technologies should be at the center of law school innovation prompted me to want to blog about...
  • Oct 20

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget
    Legal education is under strain: Fewer people are applying to law school, and those who apply are less qualified. One result of this dynamic is that law schools are admitting fewer students, in order to keep qualifications up, but that...
  • Sep 19

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable
    One of the things we do well here at St. Thomas is establish mentor relationships for our students with lawyers in the community-- every student has a mentor. Neil Hamilton and Verna Monson have done some significant and important work...
Rank this Week: 1243

Unincorporated Business Entities…

Unincorporated Business Entities Law

Edited by Professors Gary S. Rosin, Bradley T. Borden, Thomas E. Geu, Elizabeth Miller, Douglas K. Moll and Donald Scotten.

http://uberlaw.net
  • May 10

    Delaware, Charging Orders and SMLLC

    Delaware, Charging Orders and SMLLC
    House Bill No. 126, introduced in the Delaware legislature on May 9, 2013, would make two amendments to the Delaware LLC Act that would affect the rights of creditors. First, Section 6 of the Bill would Section 18-703(d) of the Delaware LLC…
  • May 10

    Delaware Default Fiduciary Fix

    Delaware Default Fiduciary Fix
    In its per curiam opinion in Gatz Properties, LLC v. Auriga Capital Corporation, 59 A.3d 1223 (Del. 2012)(en banc) (slip opinion), the Delaware Supreme Court called on the Delaware legislature to settle the questions of whether,…
  • Mar 12

    Manesh on Dictum & Default Dutie

    Manesh on Dictum & Default Dutie
      Mohsen Manesh (Oreg.) has a working paper with the alliterative title Damning Dictum: The Default Duty Debate in Delaware” (February 21, 2013)(SSRN). The paper reacts to the Delaware Supreme Court’s opinion in…
Rank this Week: 1303

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/
  • Feb 12

    More Evidence That False Promise Tax Breaks Fail

    More Evidence That False Promise Tax Breaks Fail
    Readers of MauledAgain are well aware that I dislike tax break giveaways to wealthy corporations as rewards for moving jobs from one state to another. Job relocation is not job creation. One of the states that engages in this game of giving…
  • Feb 10

    Stupid Criminals, Tax Version

    Stupid Criminals, Tax Version
    A reader sent me a story that I probably would have otherwise missed. According to several reports, including this one, a woman and her son walked into a Liberty Tax Services office in Toledo, Ohio, pointed what appeared to be a gun over…
  • Feb 8

    Backups, Anyone?

    Backups, Anyone?
    It was the sort of news that spreads so quickly that notices came to me from multiple directions. There was a posting on a tax listserv, an item in a daily tax update email, on-line articles, and newspaper reports. According to an IRS news…
Rank this Week: 1555

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Feb 12

    The Women's Suffrage Movement in Switzerland

    The Women's Suffrage Movement in Switzerland
    “Changing the situation was not possible without the vote of the women and the women didn’t have the vote” [1]. In any given country, the fight for women’s suffrage is greatly influenced by the electoral system, societal views and…
  • Feb 11

    The Suffrage Movement in Quebec

    The Suffrage Movement in Quebec
    Quebec, as always, has a unique and solitary history, and was the last province in Canada to achieve women’s suffrage. Despite the extension of federal franchise to women in 1918, and the Persons Case in 1929 which made women eligible...
  • Feb 10

    The Zombies are Here!

    The Zombies are Here!
    Because good lawyers think of everything, Amazon's lawyers have now inserted a Zombie clause in their standard terms of service. Clause 57.10 states: 57.10 Acceptable Use; Safety-Critical Systems. Your use of the Lumberyard Materials must…
Rank this Week: 1721

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Tax policy colloquium, week 4: Donald Marron’s "Should We Tax Unhealthy Food and Drinks?"

    Tax policy colloquium, week 4: Donald Marron’s "Should We Tax Unhealthy Food and Drinks?"
    This week’s colloquium, featuring Donald Marron of the Urban Institute, offered a neck-wrenching change of topic from recent past and future sessions (one of the things I like about our format).  This time around, rather than…
  • Feb 8

    Idiocy in the defense of extremism is no virtue

    Idiocy in the defense of extremism is no virtue
    Just on the substance, it's interesting to note the actual content of Rubio's "defense" of Obama as highly competent, albeit anti-American (or at least, anti-America as it has always been).  The bill of particulars appears to consist…
  • Feb 7

    Campaign spin war

    Campaign spin war
    I'll admit it; I quite enjoyed Marco Rubio's epic (whether or not electorally consequential) meltdown yesterday, in which he responded to Chris Christie's accusation that he was just parroting pre-memorized talking points by re-parroting the…
Rank this Week: 1631

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Feb 9

    YUFA and York University Reach a Tentative Agreement

    YUFA and York University Reach a Tentative Agreement
    Soooo, I was in the process of writing a blog entry about the legalities of a strike vote scheduled to take place this week at York University when I received an email informing me that the faculty union (YUFA) and the University have reached…
  • Jan 29

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar
    January 29, 2016 The media is reporting today that the City of Toronto has requested what is known as a “No Board Report” from the Minister of Labour in its ongoing negotiations with CUPE, Local 416 (the outside workers). A…
  • Jan 19

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?
    I was asked this weekend about a hypothetical employment situation. Let’s call the employee in this story Mark.  It’s a good scenario for a law school question. Facts Last April, Mark was hired to work for Company A.  A…
Rank this Week: 1672

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Feb 8

    What the New Adverse Modification Rule Doesn't Do

    What the New Adverse Modification Rule Doesn't Do
    The Endangered Species Act prohibits federal agencies from authorizing, funding, or carrying out activities likely to result in adverse modification of critical habitat. That sounds like a powerful prohibition, but for years, figuring out…
  • Feb 3

    The Florida Fracking Bill

    The Florida Fracking Bill
    Many of you have likely heard that Florida is slowly moving toward allowing hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) within the state. The debate began when a company from Texas drilled a horizontal well in Collier County, Florida, into the…
  • Jan 26

    Win Money, Prestige, and Glory, and Improve the Human Condition

    Win Money, Prestige, and Glory, and Improve the Human Condition
    Several environmental law writing contests are currently seeking student submissions: The ABA SEER’s Public Land and Resources Writing Competition (more information at…
Rank this Week: 1720

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Jan 25

    The Writing On the Wall

    The Writing On the Wall
    Allison Meier (Hyperallergic) discusses Matt Champion's new book Medieval Graffiti: The Lost Voices of England’s Churches (Ebury Press), and his discoveries of pre-Reformation marks and messages from the non-aristocracy on medieval church…
  • Jan 13

    Is Your Computer On the Fritz? You Might Want To Call Rev. Talley

    Is Your Computer On the Fritz? You Might Want To Call Rev. Talley
    Joey Talley works with computers, but she's not your ordinary, everyday IT geek. Ms. Talley, or rather the Reverend Talley, is a practicing witch (Wiccan). She's available to assist you if your computer has problems that can't be solved…
  • Jan 7

    Australian "Witches" Call On Immigration Minister To Step Down After He Calls Reporter "A Witch" [With Expletives]

    Australian "Witches" Call On Immigration Minister To Step Down After He Calls Reporter "A Witch" [With Expletives]
    MP Peter Dutton, who is Australian Minister for Immgration and Border Protection, needs some protection of his own from some "witches" in Melbourne. Dressed in pointy black hats and other traditional garb, they're demanding that he…
Rank this Week: 1714

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

From George Mason University School of Law.

http://jlep.net/home/
  • Sep 4

    JLEP Welcomes its New Candidate Member

    JLEP Welcomes its New Candidate Member
    The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy would like to announce and welcome its 2015-2016 Candidate Members.  Congratulations! Abby Chestnut Allison Curry Anshika Mehrotra Blake Browning Christian Nee David Showalter…
  • Jun 18

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2015-2016 Incoming Masthead

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2015-2016 Incoming Masthead
    Editor-in-Chief Manmeet Dhindsa Executive Editor Jesse Hong Managing Editor Gwen Ball Senior Articles Editor Samantha Grunberg Senior Notes Editor Geoff Moody Senior Research Editor Liz Dalton Research Editor Matt Devendorf Articles Selection…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1480

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1550

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…
Rank this Week: 1636

Weatherall's Law: IP in the land…

Weatherall's Law: IP in the land of Oz (and more)

Covers intellectual property in Australia. By Melbourne University's Kimberlee Weatherall.

http://weatherall.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 10

    Postscript

    Postscript
    I know, it kind of ruins the symmetry to post again, after 'The Last Post'.However, just after posting that last post, I got an email from Bill Patry, to let me know of the publication of his new treatise. It can't pass without comment. …
  • Jan 9

    The Last Post (and five things you didn't know about me)

    The Last Post (and five things you didn't know about me)
    I have been tagged by the 'Five Things You Don't Know About Me' Meme that is doing the rounds (thanks Abi). (Like Starkoff, I'm not tagging anyone else). So here goes:I have two brothers. They are both doctors. I have two sisters-in-law. …
  • Dec 18

    Reactions to the Cooper decision

    Reactions to the Cooper decision
    Various reactions to the 'linking is authorisation' Cooper decision handed down yesterday by the Full Federal Court:I commented yesterday (summary? 'troubling'. 'Have we, or have we not just had a very extended debate about copyright law in…
Rank this Week: 1565

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

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

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 1784

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: 2079

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    Anyone want a talk near London near July 2nd?

    Anyone want a talk near London near July 2nd?
    I am going to be giving a talk for the IEA in London on July 2nd. Is anyone else in the general area interested in a talk? "General area" includes anything within a few hours of London, further for people prepared to provide an interesting…
  • Jan 24

    The Pleasure of Primary Source

    The Pleasure of Primary Source
    My most recent blog post was a byproduct of research for a chapter on 18th century English criminal law, a snippet from a several hundred page report by a parliamentary committee written in the early 19th century. The report is full of other…
  • Jan 23

    Tinder in the 19th Century

    Tinder in the 19th Century
    The Rev. Joshua King, called in, and examined.“You are clergyman of the parish of Bethnal-green?”“The rector of that parish.”…"Is the manner in which those houses are conducted particularly disorderly?" “I…
Rank this Week: 1994

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise
    TweetPeter W. Martin, a professor at Cornell Law School, has just posted Possible Futures for the Legal Treatise in an Environment of Wikis, Blogs, and Myriad Online Primary Law Sources to SSRN. (Great subject!) Here’s the abstract:…
  • May 31

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging
    TweetJennifer Murphy Romig of Emory University School of Law has posted to SSRN her paper, Legal Blogging and the Rhetorical Genre of Public Legal Writing. The paper is forthcoming in Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. Here is the…
  • Dec 31

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker
    TweetA new report from the Pew Research Internet Project focuses on technology and workers. The first-listed key finding of the report is this: “Email and the internet are deemed the most important communications and information tools…
Rank this Week: 2114

Split Circuits

Split Circuits

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

http://splitcircuits.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1871

from milan to mumbai

from milan to mumbai

Post and riposte from a resolutely cranky but creative law professor, emphasizing international and comparative tax law... by Michael Livingston

http://mikelivingston.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 8

    welcome back and thoughts on the election

    welcome back and thoughts on the election
    I’m reviving my blog to make a couple of comments about the election and because I’ll be traveling again soon, always a good time for posting.   Some of these are comments I’ve already posted on Facebook et al.   Here we…
  • Dec 29

    The Travails of the "Ultra-Orthodox"

    The Travails of the "Ultra-Orthodox"
    Stories have been floating around the international media about various outrages attributed to Haredim or "ultra-orthodox" Jews in Jerusalem and other cities.   These include forced segregation of men and women on buses, efforts to keep…
  • Nov 28

    Israel: my last few day

    Israel: my last few day
    My class is over and I'm using the last three days to see parts of Israel that I might otherwise miss.   Last night I headed to Jerusalem for a workshop at the Van Leer Institute on Arab and Jewish demography, not normally one of my core…
Rank this Week: 1800

Law Career Blog

Law Career Blog

Covers law schools, careers in law and alternative career options for lawyers. By Professor Gregory W. Bowman.

http://law-career.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    To Everything there is a Season

    To Everything there is a Season
    Obviously it has been a while since I have posted on this blog. Why is that? I suppose it is because I have accomplished much of what I wanted to with Law Career Blog as a solo blog. I felt I had important things to say on teaching and…
  • Aug 25

    The Most Important Day of Cla

    The Most Important Day of Cla
    Last week was my first week of classes for the 2008-2009 academic year, and I was all ready to write a post called "The Most Important Day of Class." The whole premise was that the first day of class is the most important day of class for…
  • Aug 10

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty
    There was an interesting post on the Law Librarian Blog this week concerning the benefits of senior, junior, and adjunct faculty in the classroom. The post can be linked to here. This is a subject that interests me greatly, and readers will…
Rank this Week: 1888

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Feb 12

    Less Is More (Where GOP Candidates Are Concerned)

    Less Is More (Where GOP Candidates Are Concerned)
    By Brian Fahy & Garrett Fahy Let the winnowing begin. The day after Donald Trump dominated the New Hampshire primary by taking 35% of the vote and ten delegates, New Jersey governor and former federal prosecutor Chris Christie and former…
  • Feb 11

    From The Archives: Ohio Governor John Kasich 2010 Interview On His Autobiography “Every Other Monday”

    From The Archives: Ohio Governor John Kasich 2010 Interview On His Autobiography “Every Other Monday”
    Suddenly Ohio Governor John Kasich is a subject of the sort of intense scrutiny that the other major contenders have been under for months.  I always try and help my colleagues in the MSM out, so here is an id-depth interview the…
  • Feb 11

    Let The Joker Beat Himself

    Let The Joker Beat Himself
    The anger is this election cycle frightens me – on both sides of the aisle.  Bernie Sanders should be unthinkable – that he won New Hampshire as convincingly as he did is testament to a) what an awful candidate Hillary is,…
Rank this Week: 2307

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/
  • Feb 8

    Michael Garcia: the Court of Appeals Nominee and the Confirmation

    Michael Garcia: the Court of Appeals Nominee and the Confirmation
    Michael J. Garcia Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP Michael J. Garcia, Governor Andrew Cuomo's sixth nominee to the seven member Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, is Cuomo's first Republican selection. Garcia's stellar credentials and his…
  • Feb 6

    Janet DiFiore (Part 3--Notes from the Hearing)

    Janet DiFiore (Part 3--Notes from the Hearing)
    Janet Marie DiFiore photo:John D'Annibale/Times Union Well, we actually had a hearing. A substantive, meaningful, revealing confirmation hearing. On Wednesday, January the 20th, New York's Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on…
  • Jan 19

    Janet DiFiore (Part 2--The Confirmation Hearing)

    Janet DiFiore (Part 2--The Confirmation Hearing)
    Chief Judge Nominee Difiore photo: Rick Kopstein/NYLJ It's now up to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The confirmation hearing for Janet DiFiore to be Chief Judge of New York has been scheduled for this Wednesday. The Judicial Nomination…
Rank this Week: 2343

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

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

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Feb 1

    The Supreme Injsutice

    The Supreme Injsutice
    The new sensation in legal circles is the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5189670/ The film is a riveting examination of the two trials and appeals of Stephen Avery who in rural Wisconsin was twice convicted,…
  • Jan 26

    Take Time to Look Around

    Take Time to Look Around
    In the good old days lawyers tended to be Jacks and Jills of all trades. Now the operative word is “specialization” which in everyday life often translates into the same clients, the same issues, and same side of those issues.…
  • Jan 17

    No Amnesty for Ted

    No Amnesty for Ted
    We all know that Republicans believe in certain political principles. High on their list is “law and order.” We all must obey the law. But Ted Cruz disrespects that cherished conservative principle. He admits to failing his duty…
Rank this Week: 2732

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 30

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing

    Public Attitudes Toward Truth in Sentencing
    The final version of my article “Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward ‘Truth in Sentencing'” is now available at the BYU Law Review website.  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock, this article is based…
  • Oct 4

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner

    Marquette Poll Reveals Support for Rehabilitation of Prisoner
    For the past four years, Darren Wheelock and I have collaborated with Charles Franklin and the Marquette Law School Poll on a series of surveys of public attitudes toward sentencing and corrections policy in Wisconsin.  Our 2015 results,…
  • Jun 27

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the fourth and final of its search-and-seizure cases this term. In Patel, the Court overturned a city ordinance requiring hotel operators to share information about…
Rank this Week: 2243

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/
  • Dec 23

    Third petition on surrogate expert

    Third petition on surrogate expert
    Tim Provis, counsel for the petitioner in Roalson v. Wisconsin, No. 15-6037, which presents an issue similar to Griep and Katso, has kindly provided me with copies of the papers on cert.  Here are links to the Petition, the State's Brief…
  • Nov 25

    New cert petitions on the "expert witness end-run"

    New cert petitions on the "expert witness end-run"
    At least two cert petitions are currently before the Supreme Court on the question of whether, or when, a prosecution may present the substance of an out-of-court testimonial statement through an in-court witness who bases an opinion in part…
  • Jun 22

    Audio of public radio show on Ohio v. Clark

    Audio of public radio show on Ohio v. Clark
    Joan Meier, who commented last week on this blog, and I appeared on Friday on a Los Angeles public radio show, discussing Ohio v. Clark. If you're interested, you can listen to it by clicking here.  By the way, Joan cited favorably a…
Rank this Week: 3031

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Nov 9

    Supports Open Acce

    Supports Open Acce
    All three of my regular readers will know this blog’s commitment Open Access, not just in education (OER), not just in collaboration between institutions, but in Open Access to research as well.  Lingua is one of the…
  • Sep 28

    The experiential photograph

    The experiential photograph
    A couple of folk have asked about the banner photos.  The one above, an autumn photo, was taken at the weekend on the Cuillins, Skye, near the cloud line, from the shoulder of Sron na Ciche, on our way to climb Sgurr Dearg and An…
  • Aug 4

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2

    Digital Research Literacies, part 2
    ‘Literacies’ might suggest a basic set of competencies, one that’s highly teleological, but I mean the very opposite of it — a complex unbounded, uncertain collection of capabilities, awarenesses and moral…
Rank this Week: 2260