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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: 724

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

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

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA
    Matt Bevin will soon become Kentucky's Republican Governor, which has created consternation regarding his plans for discontinuing Kentucky's successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While on the campaign trail,…
  • Oct 30

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care
    The AALS Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care has issued a call for nominations for section officers. The Section would like to encourage anyone who is a faculty member at an AALS member school to apply. The Section is...
  • Aug 15

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
Rank this Week: 773

The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

Covers law, politics, pop culture, sports, and a touch of Iowa. By University of Iowa professor Tung Yin.

http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/
  • Apr 21

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk
    It seems quite fitting that the Seattle Seahawks traded for Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. This way, a player who violated NCAA rules about getting free stuff while at Ohio State and then left Ohio State early (after agreeing that he...
  • Apr 5

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

    Play (fantasy) baseball!
    Way back in 2001, I started a fantasy baseball league with fellow lawyers and staff at Munger Tolles & Olson. Naturally, we called the league "BatMungers." Even as several of us left the firm (and in some of our cases,...
  • Apr 2

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....
    I'm not one for sit-coms, so I didn't watch "How I Met Your Mother" during its 9-year-run, but being the avid Entertainment Weekly reader that I am, I know something about the show. So I was mildly curious about how...
Rank this Week: 1052

Velvel on National Affairs

Velvel on National Affairs

Covers national events. By Massachusetts School of Law Dean Lawrence Velvel.

http://velvelonnationalaffairs.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1045

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: 2597

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/
  • Dec 1

    Chewing the Cud: Should You Be The Tortoise or the Hare in Exam Prep

    Chewing the Cud: Should You Be The Tortoise or the Hare in Exam Prep
    With exams for many students in full swing, the question becomes how "paced" to "pace" oneself in between a series of final exams. Let me offer one thought as you swing from preparing and tacking one exam to preparing…
  • Nov 30

    I SHOULD HAVE COME LAST SEMESTER

    I SHOULD HAVE COME LAST SEMESTER
    Two of the most important workshops offered by our Academic Success Program (ASP) are consistently poorly attended. It may be because they are programs offered later in the semester or because students fail to recognize the value of the…
  • Nov 29

    Are You Procrastinating?

    Are You Procrastinating?
    As exams and paper deadlines approach, it is easy to procrastinate. Here are some clues that you are not using your time wisely and missing out on oomph in your studies: You have alphabetized your casebooks and study aids on...
Rank this Week: 4447

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/
  • Dec 1

    US Human Rights Advocacy in the Age of Trump

    US Human Rights Advocacy in the Age of Trump
    By Risa Kaufman, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute Human rights and social justice advocates are still reeling from the election and assessing what, exactly, a Trump administration will bring. Conversations with colleagues around the…
  • Nov 30

    Academics Face Up to a Trump Administration

    Academics Face Up to a Trump Administration
    As the reality of Trump's election sinks in, more and more academic institutions and faculty groups are staking out positions in support of immigrants, people of color, religious freedom, freedom of speech, gay rights, and human rights, all…
  • Nov 29

    Human Rights and Schooling

    Human Rights and Schooling
    Have we ever needed human rights education more? For new ideas about the why and how of human rights education and what we can do in our own classrooms, check out the new book by Audrey Osler, Human Rights and...
Rank this Week: 2767

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/
  • Dec 1

    26% of Law Firms Have Blog

    26% of Law Firms Have Blog
    From the Law Sites blog: The number of law firms with blogs has plateaued, neither growing nor dropping for four years straight, according to the 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report recently published by the American Bar Association’s Legal…
  • Dec 1

    Law Schools Living in the Past

    Law Schools Living in the Past
    I was saddened to learn that Eric Lane has suddenly resigned as dean at Hofstra. I had enjoyed working with Eric on committees when I was at Hofstra, and I thought that Hofstra had made a good choice when they...
  • Nov 30

    Access to Old Harvard Law Exam

    Access to Old Harvard Law Exam
    A while back (April 2011), we offered a post discussing this exam archive and how to access it. Here it is again: Harvard has just made available online an archive of old exams. Click here to access it. The Wall...
Rank this Week: 2770

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
  • Dec 1

    St. John’s Mangano Award Competition

    St. John’s Mangano Award Competition
    From FFOI Elayne Greenberg: Dear Friends and Colleagues, About the Mangano Award Given annually through the generosity of esteemed dispute resolution champion Hon. Guy J. Mangano, this $5000 Award honors scholars and practitioners whose…
  • Nov 30

    The Pound Conferences: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

    The Pound Conferences: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
    Lela Love, Donna Erez-Navot, and Robyn Weinstein (all Cardozo) and Vikki Rodgers (Pace) were kind enough to provide a recap of the recent Jed D. Melnick Annual Symposium entitled The Pound Conferences: Where Do We Come From? What Are We?…
  • Nov 29

    Roberts on Gender and Negotiation

    Roberts on Gender and Negotiation
    Stacy Roberts (Utah) has published “Gendered Differences in Negotiation: Advancing an Understanding of Sources, Effects, and Awareness” in the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, available here. The abstract: Conversations…
Rank this Week: 1877

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4453

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/
  • Dec 1

    ELC Essay #1: What We Talk About When We Talk About Zero-Sum Environmentalism

    ELC Essay #1: What We Talk About When We Talk About Zero-Sum Environmentalism
    By Jessica Owley This past summer, a small but hardy group of law professors gathered to discuss the concept of zero-sum environmentalism. In particular, we had set for our agenda to get “beyond” zero-sum environmentalism. The suggestion…
  • Dec 1

    Environmental Law Collaborative (ELC) Essays on Zero-Sum Environmentalism

    Environmental Law Collaborative (ELC) Essays on Zero-Sum Environmentalism
    This past summer, members of the Environmental Law Collaborative tackled the concept of Zero-Sum Environmentalism. As an initial foray into our experience with the phrase and its implications, we have followed our pattern of earlier sessions…
  • Nov 17

    Bad Public Lands Bills in Congress - H.R. 866 and H.R. 1484

    Bad Public Lands Bills in Congress - H.R. 866 and H.R. 1484
    In what is hopefully not an indicator of legislative initiatives under the Trump Administration, the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Tuesday on two public lands bills that would open up virtually all Forest Service and BLM…
Rank this Week: 2155

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Dec 1

    Reaching the Reachable Trump Voter

    Reaching the Reachable Trump Voter
    [Note to readers: My new Verdict column was published today.  Rather than following my usual practice of writing a Dorf on Law post that extends the arguments in my Verdict column, I have decided to write today's post on a different…
  • Nov 30

    Why Won't Trump Forgo the "Corruption Premium"?

    Why Won't Trump Forgo the "Corruption Premium"?
    by Michael DorfIn my latest Verdict column, I distinguish three risks that arise out of President-elect Trump's extensive business holdings: (1) That Trump will pursue his private interest at the expense of the public interest by, say,…
  • Nov 29

    The Paradox of Bureaucracy as the Savior of Freedom

    The Paradox of Bureaucracy as the Savior of Freedom
    by Neil H. BuchananThe new president-elect is acting as if he won a sweeping victory, even though precisely the opposite is true.  The question now is whether anyone can or will stop him from abusing power, given that he has never shown…
Rank this Week: 1429

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

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

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1462

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 30

    LGBTQI Bias in Nursing Homes?

    LGBTQI Bias in Nursing Homes?
    The NY Times ran an article recently focusing on bias against LGBTQI residents of nursing homes. No Rest at Rest Home: Fighting Bias Against Gays and Lesbians starts with telling the story of one resident who ended up filing suit,...
  • Nov 29

    PBS Special on Elder Abuse

    PBS Special on Elder Abuse
    Nashville Public Television ran a story about elder abuse in Aging Matters-Abuse and Exploitation. Here is a summary of the story: It is estimated that one in ten adults over the age of 60 is a victim. But the truth...
  • Nov 28

    Summary of Nursing Home Reg

    Summary of Nursing Home Reg
    The National Consumer Voice For Quality Long-Term Care has released a fact sheet explaining the changes to the Federal Nursing Home Regulations. The 15 page fact sheet " provides a brief overview of key changes in the sections on…
Rank this Week: 2156

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4722

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Nov 30

    The Infrastructure-for-Voting-Rights Quid Pro Quo

    The Infrastructure-for-Voting-Rights Quid Pro Quo
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan explains why congressional Democrats should not support President-elect Trump’s proposal of a large public infrastructure rebuilding program. Buchanan argues that instead,…
  • Nov 29

    Why—and How—President-Elect Trump’s Conflicts of Interest Matter

    Why—and How—President-Elect Trump’s Conflicts of Interest Matter
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf explains why President-elect Donald Trump’s conflicts of interests are problematic for the country. Dorf argues that the primary risk is that a Trump administration will pursue policies…
  • Nov 28

    Friends with Benefits: Texas Man Who Donated Sperm to a Friend Has Parental Right

    Friends with Benefits: Texas Man Who Donated Sperm to a Friend Has Parental Right
    SMU Dedman School of Law professor Joanna L. Grossman describes a recent decision by a Texas appellate court applying that state’s parentage laws to a situation involving a man who donated his sperm so his friend could become pregnant.…
Rank this Week: 3635

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

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

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Nov 30

    Law Schools Ranked by Employment

    Law Schools Ranked by Employment
    On Tuesday The Faculty Lounge carried a post by Dan Filler ranking law schools using ABA employment data. The ranking included a few oddities, such as Kentucky Law being tied for #2 and Georgetown Law being tied for #78. I think these types…
  • Jul 26

    Google Scholar releases 2016 journal rankings, controversy ensue

    Google Scholar releases 2016 journal rankings, controversy ensue
    On July 14, Google released the 2016 version of its Google Scholar rankings of journals. Bryce C. Newell collected the rankings for flagship law reviews in a post on Prawfsblawg. Brian Leiter colorfully refers to the rankings as "BS,"…
  • Apr 23

    Clinical legal education survey result

    Clinical legal education survey result
    The law school world is currently enthralled with the idea of "experiential education." The push for experiential education comes from bar associations, accrediting agencies, and especially from lobbying groups of a certain segment of the law…
Rank this Week: 2628

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Nov 30

    The Prior Inconsistent Statement Project, Part 9 (Kansas)

    The Prior Inconsistent Statement Project, Part 9 (Kansas)
    Kansas is another jurisdiction I have identified as a possible jurisdictions where a recanted prior inconsistent statement not given subject to the penalty of perjury might be sufficient to support a conviction. Let's take a look at the case…
  • Nov 29

    The Prior Inconsistent Statement Project, Part 8 (Colorado)

    The Prior Inconsistent Statement Project, Part 8 (Colorado)
    Colorado is another jurisdiction I have identified as a possible jurisdictions where a recanted prior inconsistent statement not given subject to the penalty of perjury might be sufficient to support a conviction. Let's take a look at the…
  • Nov 28

    The Prior Inconsistent Statement Project, Part 7 (Nevada)

    The Prior Inconsistent Statement Project, Part 7 (Nevada)
    Nevada is another jurisdiction I have identified as a possible jurisdictions where a recanted prior inconsistent statement not given subject to the penalty of perjury might be sufficient to support a conviction. Let's take a look at the case…
Rank this Week: 4440

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 30

    Gambling With Tax Revenue

    Gambling With Tax Revenue
    As soda taxes gained voter approval in four cities earlier this month, Philadelphia continues to encounter challenges in its attempt to implement its version of the tax. Unlike those four cities, Philadelphia faces questions of state…
  • Nov 28

    A 180-Degree Tax Turnaround

    A 180-Degree Tax Turnaround
    Five months ago, in A Not So Hidden Tax Increase?, I commented on the decision by New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie to explore the termination of the income tax reciprocity agreement between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I explained…
  • Nov 25

    Tax Meets Constitutional Law Ignorance

    Tax Meets Constitutional Law Ignorance
    Several days ago I received an email containing a press release from a publicity specialist on behalf of DeVere Group, which describes itself as “one of the world’s largest independent advisors of specialist global financial…
Rank this Week: 2732

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/
  • Nov 29

    New in Books: Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

    New in Books: Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law
    I'm excited to report that my new book is out today, after 12 years (!) in the making. I will be blogging and tweeting about it this week to provide a preview of the different chapters. The book has several...<img…
  • Nov 22

    Tampon Taxes and Gender Equality in Taxe

    Tampon Taxes and Gender Equality in Taxe
    Bridget Crawford & Carla Spivack, Tampon Taxes, Equal Protection and Human Rights, Wisconsin L. Rev. (forthcoming): Abstract: In recent months, activists around the globe have harnessed the power of the Internet to raise awareness of the…
  • Nov 22

    Unifying Antidiscrimination Law Through Stereotype Theory

    Unifying Antidiscrimination Law Through Stereotype Theory
    Stephanie Bornstein, Unifying Antidiscrimination Law Through Stereotype Theory, 20 Lewis & Clark L.Rev. 919 (2016) This Article argues that theoretical and doctrinal advances in sex stereotyping cases have broad application, with the…
Rank this Week: 2764

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2147

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/
  • Nov 28

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”

    Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”
    A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court of Canada heard an appeal with a long history that raised important freedom of association issues.  This was the latest case exploring the scope of the recently recognized constitutional right to…
  • Nov 7

    The End is Near: A First Look at the Final Part of The Law of Work Book

    The End is Near: A First Look at the Final Part of The Law of Work Book
    I have been blogging at a much slower pace than normal this term, because I am focusing my spare time on finishing the final part of my quadrilogy called The Law of Work.  The final part Law of Work: Parts I to III are out now covers The…
  • Nov 5

    My “Employer Bullying” Paper remains on SSRN’s All Time Top 10 Most Downloaded List

    My “Employer Bullying” Paper remains on SSRN’s All Time Top 10 Most Downloaded List
    November 5 2016 A paper I wrote for an Employment Law course with Professor Hugh Collins (now of Oxford) while I was doing my LLM at the London School of Economics is now number 9 on the SSRN list of most downloaded papers of all time in the…
Rank this Week: 4316

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: 2267

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
  • Nov 24

    Don’t Blame Donald!

    Don’t Blame Donald!
    Here is a NYT article detailing the misery of migrant farm workers in California’s Salinas Valley. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/us/in-a-california-valley-healthy-food-everywhere-but-on-the-table.html?_r=0 The gist of the story is…
  • Nov 15

    Golden Oldie

    Golden Oldie
    The first season of Amazon’s Goliath grabs you from start to finish. Billy Bob Thorton is dynamite as Billy McBride, a failed lawyer trying to bring down a vicious corporation; and perennial Emmy winner David E. Kelly has lost none of…
  • Oct 31

    The Art of Herding Coyote

    The Art of Herding Coyote
    It’s hard for lawyers not to be envious of scientists, fellow professionals who seem to continually come up with discoveries that improve the human condition while law muddles through from one crisis to the next. Dan Flores’ book…
Rank this Week: 1508

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

    Keeping an experiential identity in bar passage reform

    Keeping an experiential identity in bar passage reform
    Much of the attention of legal educators nationally has been on bar results lately. Given the widespread decline in bar passage in recent years, that is a reasonable and appropriate trend. But in that response, law schools must be careful not…
  • Nov 22

    Examining the Bar

    Examining the Bar
    The Wall Street Journal reports the ABA is proposing an accreditation requirement that 75% of a law school’s graduates sitting for a bar exam must pass it within two years. The article recounts several arguments for and…
  • Nov 15

    Feedback to Students on the Skills Assessed in Exam Answer

    Feedback to Students on the Skills Assessed in Exam Answer
    Legal writing is not the only course that teaches written analysis. Doctrinal courses do too. Legal writing skills, including research and preparation of a work product over days or weeks, develops important skills. The skills of writing…
Rank this Week: 4723

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
Rank this Week: 2133

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/
  • Nov 22

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really?

    Want Scalia-type Justices? Really?
    Donald Trump We've heard from President-elect Trump about how much he admired Justice Antonin Scalia. Since early in his campaign, he has repeated that he wants to appoint Justices like Scalia. Trump supporters, both in and out of…
  • Nov 9

    Part 9 - Observations: Polarized? Decisions Unsigned? (Early DiFiore Court Patterns)

    Part 9 - Observations: Polarized? Decisions Unsigned? (Early DiFiore Court Patterns)
    Well, we elected a new president yesterday. God bless our country through the next four years. Among many other things, whatever may become of the Supreme Court, we are fortunate in New York to have the Court of Appeals, which historically…
  • Oct 31

    Part 8 - Observations: Generally Conservative (Early DiFiore Court Patterns)

    Part 8 - Observations: Generally Conservative (Early DiFiore Court Patterns)
    We saw in the last post that the early DiFiore Court has compiled a record in criminal cases that is somewhat pro-prosecution. More specifically, in the first half-year of criminal appeals since Janet DiFiore has presided over New York's…
Rank this Week: 4288

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/
  • Nov 21

    My New Book Out Soon: “Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era”

    My New Book Out Soon: “Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era”
    I now have a publication date for my new book: January 17. The excessively long, but nicely descriptive, title is Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
  • Sep 12

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam
    Somewhat lost in the run-up to Labor Day weekend and wall-to-wall media coverage of the Clinton and Trump campaigns, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal prisoners on August 30. This builds on what has quietly become…
  • Jul 16

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret
    In the Marquette Law School Poll conducted earlier this month, fifty-nine percent of registered Wisconsin voters agreed that marijuana “should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol.” Only thirty-nine percent disagreed.…
Rank this Week: 3212

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
Rank this Week: 2320

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Update -- new blog on 'regulatory geography'

    Update -- new blog on 'regulatory geography'
    Many of my previous posts on this blog have made reference to how dynamics of geography might effect law and development.  Along these lines, my own research focuses more on the regulatory effects of geography (what I call regulatory…
  • Jun 15

    On pianos, trees and development

    On pianos, trees and development
    An apologies to our readers for my absence during this semester. Family matters have kept me away from most of my professional commitments. But I am back, and happy to see that Michael Dowdle's has done a good job at keeping the blog alive!In…
  • May 5

    M. Sornarajah's Resistance and Change in the International Law on Foreign Investment -- and its relevance to law and development (and New Development Economics in particular)

    M. Sornarajah's Resistance and Change in the International Law on Foreign Investment -- and its relevance to law and development (and New Development Economics in particular)
    My colleague here in Singapore, M. Sornarajah ('Sorna' to his friends) has a new book just published by Cambridge University Press entitled Resistance and Change in the International Law on Foreign Investment.  The book has (surprising?)…
Rank this Week: 4441

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    One Argument for the Electoral Vote System

    One Argument for the Electoral Vote System
    An advantage of the present system that I have not seen discussed is that it reduces the problem of vote fraud. Stealing votes is easiest in a state dominated by a single party, the sort of place where the Republican poll watchers probably…
  • Nov 19

    More Inventions I Would Like To See

    More Inventions I Would Like To See
    A Still Better ShowerThe conventional controls for a shower or sink consist of one for hot water, one for cold. Getting your preferred mix is a process of trial and error adjustment, repeated every time you take a shower or wash your hands.An…
  • Nov 13

    Four Possible Trump

    Four Possible Trump
    1. The Nightmare. A wild man who offends all our allies and enemies and everyone else and declares war on Kyrgystan to punish it for being too hard to spell.2. Promise Keeper/Paladin of the Right.  Trade barriers up, immigration down,…
Rank this Week: 1588

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    Cara Mengetahui Kosmetik Yang Berbahaya

    Cara Mengetahui Kosmetik Yang Berbahaya
     Baru-baru ini kerap mengedar iklan- iklan perangkat kosmetik kecantikan yang menjanjikan kulit putih molek merona oleh langkah yang instan serta singkat, beragam produsen baru-baru ini berawal terang-terangan pasarkan produknya elegan…
  • Nov 15

    cara merawat rambut gimbal agar sehat

    cara merawat rambut gimbal agar sehat
     Rambut gimbal sepertinya sama oleh berantakan dan kusut. Langkah perawatan rambut gimbal. Eits namun tunggulah dahulu mempunyai type rambut gimbal bukanlah bermakna lepas besutan perawatan rambut, hal semacam ini malah demikian…
  • Nov 13

    cara merawat rambut bayi agar lebih sehat

    cara merawat rambut bayi agar lebih sehat
     Bayi dilahirkan oleh beragam macam-macam keadaan rambut di kepala, terdapat yang telah mempunyai rambut yang lebat, terdapat yang rambutnya tidak tebal halus atau malahan lahir oleh tak terdapat rambut serupa sekali dengan kata lain…
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Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Nov 14

    A Teenager’s View of the Seattle Vegetarian Scene (Guest Blog Post)

    A Teenager’s View of the Seattle Vegetarian Scene (Guest Blog Post)
    [Eric’s introduction: today I’m turning the blog over to my 13 year old son for his first-ever guest blog post] In October, my dad and I took a short trip to Seattle. I had never been to Seattle before, so...
  • Oct 29

    Announcing the Publication of a New Book: “Find Kitty Nala”

    Announcing the Publication of a New Book: “Find Kitty Nala”
    In November 2013, we adopted a kitten we renamed Nala, though we often call her “Kitty” for simplicity and lack of creativity. She is both photogenic and a furball of personality, so we take a lot of photos of her....
  • Oct 27

    Spring 2016 Trips to Israel, England and Death Valley

    Spring 2016 Trips to Israel, England and Death Valley
    [Whoops, this got stuck in the blog queue. Posting now despite its datedness.] In April, I spoke on online trademark and marketing issues in Israel, legal education for high tech law in London and Section 230 in Brighton. Lisa and...
Rank this Week: 1771

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

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

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Nov 11

    Animal Advocacy Job!

    Animal Advocacy Job!
    David Cassuto From the email:  My name is Kate and I am the editorial operations and outreach coordinator for One Green Planet (onegreenplanet.org). We are the fastest growing (and largest!) independent publishing platform focused…
  • Nov 11

    Animal Law Job!

    Animal Law Job!
    David Cassuto From the email: The Department of Environmental Studies invites applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin September 1, 2017, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The…
  • Sep 5

    Animal Advocacy — Live from Hawaii

    Animal Advocacy — Live from Hawaii
    David Cassuto I’ve spent the last 5 days in Hawaii at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, the quadrennial gathering of environmental leaders from all over the world. The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) recently applied for…
Rank this Week: 4404

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Edited by I. Richard Gershon, Paul E. McGreal and Cynthia L. Fountaine.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • Nov 11

    International Association of Law School

    International Association of Law School
    IALS Annual conference, UC Hastings Law, October 27-29, 2016. One of the best opportunities I've experienced to meet legal educators who truly span the globe. rb
  • Oct 24

    Succession Planning in Law School

    Succession Planning in Law School
    [by Rick Bales] In business, one of the principal responsibilities of a leader is to groom a successor. At General Electric, for example, CEO Jeff Immelt spends about 40% of his time on developing the company’s future leaders. At Eli...
  • Oct 19

    The ABA 75% Rule: Dead on Arrival?

    The ABA 75% Rule: Dead on Arrival?
    [by Rick Bales] Current ABA accreditation standards have attracted widespread public criticism for being toothless in the face of predatory law schools granting admission (and charging hefty tuition) to students with little or no chance of…
Rank this Week: 2771

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Nov 8

    Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red state

    Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red state
    economnists view http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2016/07/the-path-to-prosperity-is-blue.html The Path to Prosperity Is Blue Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson: The Path to Prosperity Is Blue: How can America’s leaders foster…
  • Nov 7

    Why You Should Not Vote for TRUMP

    Why You Should Not Vote for TRUMP
    Trump has a base of supporters that seem to think he really cares about them and will work on their behalf. Those beliefs are not based in credible evidence. Let's examine. Trump claims that he will create jobs and save...
  • Sep 8

    Senate Ron Wyden's Proposal on Roth IRA

    Senate Ron Wyden's Proposal on Roth IRA
    Senator Wyden (D-Oregon) has been interested in reforming retirement account tax treatment for some time. Back in the fall of 2014, he and Senator Orrin Hatch held hearings on the need for retirement account reform, focused on the idea…
Rank this Week: 4827

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2712

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Vox: Fast Gigabit Network

    Vox: Fast Gigabit Network
    October 17, 2016-Vox takes a look at cities that have spent millions on fast gigabit networks. Susan discusses her views on building a nationwide fiber network.
  • Oct 10

    Susan Crawford makes the case for the Responsive Communities Initiative

    Susan Crawford makes the case for the Responsive Communities Initiative
    As part of Boston’s HUBweek, Harvard Law School Clinical Professor Susan Crawford addressed a gathering of more than 100 people at Harvard Law School in September and made the case for her new Responsive Communities Initiative, a…
  • Oct 9

    Washington Post: Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Internet

    Washington Post: Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Internet
    October 6, 2016-“Zero-rating is pernicious, unfair and unnecessary,” said Susan Crawford, a law professor at Harvard who has advocated for strong regulation of the broadband industry. Permitting the practice would simply enable…
Rank this Week: 2720

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
  • Sep 26

    Events in September 2016 and after

    Events in September 2016 and after
    I've updated the listings of events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.  Here's the current version:  25 to 30 Sept. 2016:Autumn Criminology School for Doctoral Researchers, Blackwater Castle, Castletownroche, Co.…
  • Jun 9

    Events in June 2016 and following month

    Events in June 2016 and following month
    I've updated the listings of forthcoming events at www.irishlaw.org/events/. Here's the current listing:9-11 June 2016:  British and Irish Association of Law Librarians Conference, DublinDetails…
  • Apr 2

    Events in April 2016 and following month

    Events in April 2016 and following month
    I have updated the listings of events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.Here's the current listing:Wed. 6 April 2016 4.30 p.m.Prison Litigation Workshop - Irish Penal Reform Trust and Prison Litigation Network, CorkDetails…
Rank this Week: 2492

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Sep 23

    Building Your Personal Legal Brand -- Some Thoughts For Law Students (and Others)

    Building Your Personal Legal Brand -- Some Thoughts For Law Students (and Others)
    Slide deck courtesy of Dan Katz at Chicago-Kent. Building Your Personal (Legal) Brand - Some Thoughts for Law Students and Others - Professor Daniel Martin Katz from Daniel Katz
  • Sep 14

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine
    The work of lawyers is increasingly the work of businesses rather than people. This conclusion flows from recently released Economic Census data, which is the U.S. Government's "official five-year measure of American business and the…
  • Sep 5

    Building a Portfolio of Court Cases the Way a Quantitative Hedge Fund Buys Stock

    Building a Portfolio of Court Cases the Way a Quantitative Hedge Fund Buys Stock
    For the last couple of years, Dan Katz has been telling me and anyone else who would listen that law will eventually be a subfield of finance. Following Dan's reasoning, this will occur because legal risk can be modeled and...
Rank this Week: 2768

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 3499

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/
  • Jul 20

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CENTRAL STATES LAW SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24…
  • May 12

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic

    Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politic
    The Fifth “Colonial Frontier” Legal Writing Conference Saturday, December 3, 2016 Hosted by Duquesne University School of Law Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, and Politics The least common, but perhaps one of the…
  • May 12

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS

    AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process- New Voices in Legislation Program at 2017 AALS
    The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This works-in-progress program will…
Rank this Week: 2769

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Jul 1

    The Academic Summer

    The Academic Summer
    Often people who are not teachers are amazed and envious of our mythical “summers off.” They don’t really understand why we need the time, and what we do during the summer. It seems to them, I guess, a vast expanse...
  • Feb 23

    Formative Assessment in Law School, Part II

    Formative Assessment in Law School, Part II
    This is the second of a two-part blog post (Part I is here) about ABA Accreditation Standard 314, which requires that law schools use both summative and formative assessment methods. The two posts, taken together, attempt to answer the…
  • Feb 23

    ABA Standard 314 – What is Formative Assessment?

    ABA Standard 314 – What is Formative Assessment?
    In August of 2014, after five years of study and drafting, the ABA added a new set of assessment requirements to the accreditation standards. Starting with the incoming class in the fall of 2016, ABA accredited law schools are required...
Rank this Week: 3745

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/
  • May 17

    Law & Economics Prof Blog Seeks New Editor

    Law &amp; Economics Prof Blog Seeks New Editor
    The Law & Economics Prof Blog is on hiatus while we try to put together a new team of editors. The Law Professor Blogs Network offers law professors the premier blogging platform and the opportunity to share in growing sponsorship...
  • Feb 18

    Comma Heterodoxy

    Comma Heterodoxy
    In my last post I wrote: A. “This is an ingenious, and, after a bit of thought, plausible, justification.” An alternative is: B. “This is an ingenious, and after a bit of thought plausible, justification.” The conventional punctuation…
  • Feb 18

    "To Each According to His Need," Including Opera

    &quot;To Each According to His Need,&quot; Including Opera
    Taxprof reports on Miranda Fleischer's latest: Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego), How is the Opera Like a Soup Kitchen?, in The Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law (Oxford University Press, 2016): The charitable tax subsidies are, at…
Rank this Week: 4442

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 9

    Three paths forward for the GOP

    Three paths forward for the GOP
    In early 2015 I scheduled our annual listener cruise for the first two weeks of May 2016. I assumed the GOP nomination process would be over by then. When the pre-primary debate season seemed to point to an open convention, I told myself I…
  • May 9

    Discovering The Real Bad Guy

    Discovering The Real Bad Guy
    Is it just me, or do you miss a good bad guy in movies these days?  I first noticed in last year’s James Bond blockbuster “Spectre.”  Suddenly all those times 007 saved the world were reduced to a beef between…
  • May 8

    Offered Without Comment…

    Offered Without Comment…
    …this Sunday morning.  At the Last Supper – Luke: 22:24-26 A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest.  But he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over…
Rank this Week: 2092