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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/
  • Apr 16

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City
    My most recent posts in this series have compared violent crime data from different cities.  However, focusing on a single crime-rate number from a city may mask wide neighborhood-to-neighborhood variations within the…
  • Apr 7

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie
    Since 1985, Wisconsin’s seven largest cities have followed markedly different paths in their rates of reported violent crime.  Two, Waukesha and Appleton, have consistently had lower rates than the state as a whole, while two…
  • Mar 31

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”
    Preoccupied by a couple of other projects, I’ve fallen behind in my blogging.  However, I’m pleased to report that one project is now complete and posted on SSRN (available here).  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock…
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GreenLaw

GreenLaw

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

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Mar 31

    Chevron Step II with Teeth

    Chevron Step II with Teeth
    This is a post for Ad-law geeks. The Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic just won its case challenging the EPA Water Transfer Rule on behalf of Trout Unlimited, Waterkeeper Alliance and Hudson Riverkeeper. The Clinic has been representing…
  • Mar 21

    The Public Trust in Action: Public Trust and the Sheriff’s Deputy

    The Public Trust in Action: Public Trust and the Sheriff’s Deputy
    Under the Public Trust doctrine, navigable waters are held in an inalienable trust by State government.  Members of the public have a right to transit by boat on  waters susceptible to navigation.  This is true even where both…
  • Mar 14

    Agency Capture in the Carolina

    Agency Capture in the Carolina
    Newly released e-mails show that when Duke Energy received notice that several citizens groups (including Waterkeeper Alliance and several North Carolina Waterkeeper organizations) were planning to sue it for Clean Water Act violations at its…
Rank this Week: 2170

Santa Clara Law Blogs

Santa Clara Law Blogs

Includes student, announcement and faculty blogs.

http://law.scu.edu/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Alex Rodriguez: Is The Most Hated Man in Baseball Devoid of Ethics?

    Alex Rodriguez: Is The Most Hated Man in Baseball Devoid of Ethics?
    Has beleaguered New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez finally run out of people and groups to alienate? According to Rodriguez, he’s been mistreated by Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees and the Major League Baseball Players…
  • Feb 4

    NCIP Attorney Featured in Story Questioning Shaken Baby Conviction

    NCIP Attorney Featured in Story Questioning Shaken Baby Conviction
    NCIP attorney Paige Kaneb was featured in a KPIX story about the questions being raised surrounding convictions based on shaken baby syndrome. The piece examines the tragic story of Kristian Aspelin, who was wrongly accused of child abuse…
  • Feb 4

    New Judicial Clerkships Available (Feb. 4, 2014)

    New Judicial Clerkships Available (Feb. 4, 2014)
    This is a list of clerkship positions recently added to OSCAR.  To see other recently added clerkships, follow the “Judicial Clerkship” tag to see other posts.  To see all available clerkship positions, please go to:…
Rank this Week: 2447

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 2395

The Shout

The Shout

Covers wiretaps, privacy, copyright, and free speech. By Jennifer Granick.

http://www.granick.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    The Criminal NSA

    The Criminal NSA
    My opinion piece “The Criminal NSA” co-authored with Professor Christopher Sprigman has been published in the New York Times. The op ed is about NSA spying programs Prism and the collection of all phone metadata about…
  • Oct 30

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election
    GRANICK SLATE CARD NATIONAL ELECTION, NOVEMBER 2012   Friends, Romans, Republicans:  
  • Jul 24

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    Unfortunately, I haven’t been keeping this site up to date as I’ve been blogging on the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society site.  To that end, here are my most recent posts: The Unintended Consequences of CISPA New…
Rank this Week: 2386

VC Research Network

VC Research Network

Venture Capital blawg by Boalt Hall Law School Law Professors Jesse M. Fried, Ken Taymor, and Robert Bartlett, III

http://vc.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 5

    Carrots & Sticks: How VCs Induce Entrepreneurial Teams to Sell Startup

    Carrots & Sticks: How VCs Induce Entrepreneurial Teams to Sell Startup
    [Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Professors Jesse Fried and Brian Broughman] Venture capitalists (VCs) play a significant role in the financing of high-risk, technology-based business ventures. VC exits usually take one of…
  • Mar 26

    Delaware Law as Lingua Franca: Theory and Evidence

    Delaware Law as Lingua Franca: Theory and Evidence
    [Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Professors Jesse Fried, Brian Broughman and Darian Ibrahim) Delaware dominates the corporate chartering market in the U.S—it is the only state that attracts a significant number of…
  • Feb 27

    The Dynamics of Venture Capital Contract

    The Dynamics of Venture Capital Contract
    (Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Professors Carsten Bienz and Julia Hirsch).
Rank this Week: 2426

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2392

Career & Professional…

Career & Professional Development Blog

By Susan Gainen and Assistant Dean Mina Jones Jefferson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/lawcareer/
  • Jun 7

    Blog Statu

    Blog Statu
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  • Jun 7

    Blog Statu

    Blog Statu
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  • Mar 26

    Alternative Careers - The Rule

    Alternative Careers - The Rule
    Much of this information was taken from Susan Gainen's presentation at the NALP Newcomer's Conference in Denver (Feb. 2009). Thanks, Susan! ALTERNATIVE CAREERS RULES: 1. Know what the employer does and what its problems are. As you approach…
Rank this Week: 2311

ByteLawyer Briefings

ByteLawyer Briefings

Covers current law and technology developments affecting business and society. By Nanyang Business School Professor Harry SK Tan.

http://bytelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader
    In what appears to be a straightforward case of licensors of Animeware - ODEX - for illegal downloading of pirated copies by thousands, Odex filed suits against all the local commercial ISPs to obtain the identities of those who downloaded…
  • Aug 19

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?
    Day 1 of State of Play Conference. Interestingly the latest case reported of the synthetic worlds is the case of EROS LLC suing Volkov Catteneo” who broke the sex program’s copy protection and sold unauthorized copies. So naturally…
  • Aug 19

    State of Play Conference BEGINS

    State of Play Conference BEGINS
    Finally the long awaited conference has begun. Last night at the opening dinner for participants, meeting all the thought leaders, academics and businesses involved in the building and use of synthetic environments is exciting. There was a…
Rank this Week: 2414

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Apr 22

    The Cost of Compassion: How the Government Supports Special Needs Children’s Program

    The Cost of Compassion: How the Government Supports Special Needs Children’s Program
    Special Education Degrees asked me to share their new infographic with you this morning. It breaks down the cost of delivering education to students with special needs and what the government is and is not doing to address it. It is also…
  • Apr 22

    Reflecting on Brown v. Board of Education

    Reflecting on Brown v. Board of Education
    As many of you know, the 60th Anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education is just a couple weeks away. In advance of the anniversary, numerous organizations, media outlets, and individuals have been reflecting…
  • Apr 22

    My Apologie

    My Apologie
    For those who follow the blog more regularly, I apoligize for the lack of content over the past few days. LaJuana and I, along with everyone else on the Law Prof Blog Network, were locked out of the posting system due to a…
Rank this Week: 2694

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/
Rank this Week: 2646

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2745

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/
  • Apr 16

    Something brewing?

    Something brewing?
    Papers in three of the cases mentioned in my post of February 27 – Derr v. Maryland, No. 13-637, Galloway v. Mississippi, No. 13-761, and Edwards v. California, No. 13-8618 – have been distributed for this Friday’s…
  • Feb 27

    Pending and recent cert petitions on forensic lab report

    Pending and recent cert petitions on forensic lab report
        This week, the Supreme Court denied cert in Medina v. Arizona, No. 13-735.  The case presented the question of whether an autopsy report concluding that the death was a homicide caused by blunt force trauma is…
  • Dec 17

    Pending cert petitions seeking clarification of William

    Pending cert petitions seeking clarification of William
    An anonymous reader has pointed out that the second petition for certiorari in Turner v.  United States, No. 13-127, one of the cases that was GVRed (grant, vacate, remand) in light of Williams v. Illinois, came before the…
Rank this Week: 2946

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    AGW, Considered as a Black Swan

    AGW, Considered as a Black Swan
    In my previous post I took issue with Lovejoy's claim to show, by statistical analysis of global temperature data since 1500, that the probability that natural processes would produce the amount of warming observed in the period 1880 to 2008…
  • Apr 13

    Two Problems With the 1% Claim

    Two Problems With the 1% Claim
    A number of news stories claim that a recent paper by Lovejoy proves that the probability that the warming of the past century is entirely due to natural causes is less than one percent. I find the conclusion plausible enough, but, so far as…
  • Apr 9

    A Few More Bits from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

    A Few More Bits from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
    (Chapter 10, Second draft)An assessment of the observational evidence indicates that the AR4 conclusions regarding global increasing trends in hydrological droughts since the 1970s are no longer supported. ... we conclude there is low…
Rank this Week: 2579

Buffalo Wings & Toasted…

Buffalo Wings & Toasted Ravioli

Law, social media, and social networking technologies, with excursions into politics, travel, food and drink. By Professor James G. Milles.

http://jimmilles.com
  • Apr 1

    NYS Board of Law Examiners to Simplify Character and Fitness Examination

    NYS Board of Law Examiners to Simplify Character and Fitness Examination
    The New York State Board of Law Examiners today announced plans to simplify the Character and Fitness investigation process. “The current process, requiring the bar applicant to submit a significant amount of…
  • Mar 20

    Special Documentary Screening in Buffalo: “Kids for Cash”

    Special Documentary Screening in Buffalo: “Kids for Cash”
    The ticket reservation deadline has been extended to 8:00pm Friday, March 21. We have 32 reservations as of 11:00am Thursday, so we need 24 more. Please click on http://gathr.us/screening/7402 now so we can bring this screening to…
  • Jan 21

    iPad Gear: Protec Zip iPad Sling

    iPad Gear: Protec Zip iPad Sling
    After endless searching, I may finally have found the perfect bag for carrying my iPad and Apple wireless keyboard: the $35 dollar Protec Sling Bag. 50 pound dog added for scale. Available from Amazon (in black, green, or blue) and…
Rank this Week: 2797

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: 2748

Grotian Moment: The International…

Grotian Moment: The International War Crimes Trial Blog

Case Western University Law School's blawg on international war crimes trials.

http://law.case.edu/saddamtrial/
  • Jul 29

    Human Rights Watch Report Assessing the Taylor Trial

    Human Rights Watch Report Assessing the Taylor Trial
    Human Rights Watch recently released a report entitled "Even a 'Big Man' Must Face Justice": Lessons from the Trial of Charles Taylor. A copy of that report is available here: HRW Report on Taylor Trial. Below is the announcement from Human…
  • Jul 28

    The Law's Long Arm and the Mighty Pen: Justice for Ratko Mladic

    The Law's Long Arm and the Mighty Pen: Justice for Ratko Mladic
    A former war crimes prosecution attorney and PILPG advisory board member reflects on the arrest of Ratko Mladic, alleged mastermind of the Srebrenica genocide. It is not often when one man is able to unite officials on both sides of the…
  • Feb 15

    Piracy Prosecutions in the Seychelle

    Piracy Prosecutions in the Seychelle
    By Cameron MacLeod Since early 2010, the Seychelles has become the hub for prosecution of Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles recently enacted a statute giving its courts universal jurisdiction to prosecute pirates brought to…
Rank this Week: 2573

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 22

    Ukraine – The Limits of Power

    Ukraine – The Limits of Power
    It’s worth another look at Ukraine. Americans have taken a principled pro-democracy stand. But before we get too self-congratulatory, let’s find a little perspective. In the Cold War, beginning in the Truman Administration, the…
  • Apr 15

    Passover – A Celebration of Freedom

    Passover – A Celebration of Freedom
    This is Passover, a holiday that comes straight out of the Bible, the Almighty commanding us to tell the story of the Exodus to each new generation as well as reminding ourselves. The Exodus, of course, is a story of freedom from slavery. The…
  • Apr 8

    Global Warming and Human Politic

    Global Warming and Human Politic
    I just got back from Chicago where I attended a national meeting of political scientists.  One of them described at length the local, national and international barriers to doing anything about climate change.  His basic point was…
Rank this Week: 3123

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/
  • Apr 22

    A Student's Perspective of Human Rights Advocacy

    A Student's Perspective of Human Rights Advocacy
    This post reminds us of the importance of the student experiences in human rights advocacy. Are we always keeping in mind the mentoring of the next generation of human rights researchers and advocates? Co-Editor Carrie Bettinger Lopez submits…
  • Apr 20

    Native American Onendaga Tribe Sues U.S. for Human Rights Violation

    Native American Onendaga Tribe Sues U.S. for Human Rights Violation
    After hundreds of years of experiencing human rights violations, the Onendaga Nation has filed a complaint with the Inter- American Human Rights Commission. by Margaret Drew The Onedaga Nation has sued the state of New York and the federal…
  • Apr 18

    Sex Selection Abortion and US Lawmaking

    Sex Selection Abortion and US Lawmaking
    Sital Kalantry writes about states promoting bans on sex selection abortion. This raises the question of whether there is any common ground for feminists and anti-choice advocates. South Dakota Recently Passed a Law Banning Sex Selection…
Rank this Week: 3419

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Apr 16

    BILETA2014 reflection

    BILETA2014 reflection
    Karen McCullagh was this year’s BILETA organiser at UEA — she was great, and this year’s conference was wonderful.  Our Chair, Gavin Sutter, introduced, segued, announced; sessions ran smoothly, accommodation was good,…
  • Apr 16

    Shared space: regulation, technology and legal education in a global context

    Shared space: regulation, technology and legal education in a global context
    Abstract for my BILETA 2014 legal education session below.  Slides up on the Slides page of this site: The LETR Report on legal services education and training (LSET), published in June 2013, is the most recent of a series of reports…
  • Apr 16

    Equal access to the internet: a human rights analysi

    Equal access to the internet: a human rights analysi
    Cathy Easton, Lancaster U. (again) on the above.  80M disabled citizens of the EU and a further 87M EU citizens over 65 who cd benefit from a more accessible internet.  Only 39% of EU public sector websites at both a supra-national…
Rank this Week: 3691

Equity is Swell

Equity is Swell

Covers equity and equitable remedies. By Professor Stephen Spitz.

http://equityisswell.com/
  • Feb 14

    Judge Simmons’ Opinion in Pelham Spring Homeowners’ Association

    Judge Simmons’ Opinion in Pelham Spring Homeowners’ Association
    From time to time, as readers of this blog are well aware, I have the great privilege and honor of being asked by some Judges in South Carolina to look at recent decisions in property and equity that – one way or another – raise…
  • Sep 17

    Judge Spence’s Orders in Two Interesting Recent Property Case

    Judge Spence’s Orders in Two Interesting Recent Property Case
    The Honorable James Spence, Master In Equity in Lexington County, South Carolina, was kind enough to come down to Charleston from Lexington and give a special lecture to my Real Estate Transactions Class on some property cases that he had…
  • Jun 4

    Judge Richard Gergel’s Opening Comments at the Law and Society Symposium on Religion and the Law

    Judge Richard Gergel’s Opening Comments at the Law and Society Symposium on Religion and the Law
    The Honorable Judge Richard Gergel, sitting Federal District Court Judge here in Charleston, S.C., gave a very memorable set of Opening Comments recently at the Law and Society Symposium about the history of the City where this Law School…
Rank this Week: 3362

Irish Law Updates

Irish Law Updates

Updates on Irish and Northern Irish Law. By Darius Whelan.

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/blogger/blogger.html
  • Dec 3

    Events in December 2013 and after

    Events in December 2013 and after
    Kilkenny Courthouse - CC BY, Kieran Lynam, from FlickrI've updated the listings of events at www.irishlaw.org/events/. Here's the current listing:Wed. 4 Dec. 2013:Recent Developments in Equity, Probate and Succession Law - Faculty of Law,…
  • Nov 4

    Events from November 2013 onward

    Events from November 2013 onward
    Four Courts - CC BY ncarey I've updated the list of forthcoming events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.  Here's the current listing:PART 1 - EVENTSWed. 6 Nov. 2013:Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards: Recent Research and Regulatory…
  • Nov 1

    The Internet at 40: Reflections on Cyberspace

    The Internet at 40: Reflections on Cyberspace
    John Naughton - CC BY SA - Sebastiaan ter Burg We had a very interesting symposium this morning here in UCC on "The Internet at 40".  It followed two lectures by Professor John Naughton which he had given yesterday on the…
Rank this Week: 3720

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: 3149

Georgetown Law Faculty Blog

Georgetown Law Faculty Blog

Blog for various Georgetown Law faculty to post about legal topics of interest.

http://gulcfac.typepad.com/georgetown_university_law/
  • Jun 13

    Cost-Benefit Jumps the Shark

    Cost-Benefit Jumps the Shark
    The Department of Justice's Economic Analysis of Prison Rape by Lisa Heinzerling Despite initial signs suggesting a different path, the Obama Administration has promoted the role of cost-benefit analysis in regulatory policy as fiercely as…
  • Jun 6

    Antibiotics, Animals, and Agency Discretion

    Antibiotics, Animals, and Agency Discretion
    by Lisa Heinzerling When an agency defends over three decades of inaction on an important problem by saying that acting would take too long, one hopes a judge reviewing the agency's inaction will see through the pretense. This is exactly what…
  • Sep 2

    Ozone Madne

    Ozone Madne
    (The following post corrects two small factual errors in the original post.) by Lisa Heinzerling Today, President Obama announced that he had asked EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the final National Ambient Air Quality Standard…
Rank this Week: 3156

Persuasive Authorities

Persuasive Authorities

Covers law, politics, and foreign policy by legal teachers, scholars, fellows and researchers.

http://persuasiveauthorities.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Farewell

    Farewell
    Persuasive Authorities is officially signing off. On behalf of our entire roster of contributors, I thank our readers for visiting us and interacting with us in this group blog. It has been fun, fruitful, and productive.We look forward to…
  • Feb 18

    New Law School Ranking

    New Law School Ranking
    (from Malcolm Gladwell.) The full list is available here (subscription required), but you can get a quick glimpse of them here.
  • Feb 14

    Women’s quota in major enterprise

    Women’s quota in major enterprise
    These days, in Germany there is a lively discussion about women’s quota in major enterprises. The facts are clear: in most German businesses, especially in leadership positions, women are still underrepresented. Only 13 percent of the…
Rank this Week: 3166

Dean's Blog

Dean's Blog

By Dean Donald Lewis of the Hamline University School of Law.

http://law.hamline.edu/blogs.aspx?blogid=102
Rank this Week: 3522

The TransAtlantic Assembly

The TransAtlantic Assembly

Blog of American and European Practitioners and Academics on European and American Constitutional Law (with an eye to the European Constitution), International Law, European Law, and Law and Philosophy.

http://transatlanticassembly.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    Italy's tragic future

    Italy's tragic future
    Silvio Berlusconi is a modern dictator. He controls all the most important functions of the state and is THE key player in the private sphere. Modern dictators are characterized by an ability to disguise their authoritarianism through subtle…
  • Sep 2

    No to Barroso

    No to Barroso
    Does anyone out there know who Barroso is? More importantly does anybody know what was his best achievement during his four years as President of the European Commission, the highest institution within the EU? Very few will be able to answer…
  • Jul 25

    Obama's Transatlantic Speech

    Obama's Transatlantic Speech
    Berlin was like a honeymoon between America and Europe. But Obama's honey words, were a little too sweet:
Rank this Week: 3713

Law Blog

Law Blog

By John Marshall Law School Professor David Sorkin.

http://www.lawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Minnesota vs. National Arbitration Forum

    Minnesota vs. National Arbitration Forum
    The National Arbitration Forum and the Attorney General of Minnesota have reached an agreement under which NAF will cease accepting new arbitration cases involving consumers, including collection actions by credit card companies. The consent…
  • Sep 27

    Kentucky's Internet gamble

    Kentucky's Internet gamble
    Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky is seeking to seize more than one hundred gambling-related domain names. A judge initially rejected the governor's bid and has scheduled a hearing for October 7. See coverage in the Louisville…
  • Sep 27

    Gimme an "A"!

    Gimme an "A"!
    As anyone who has flown Southwest Airlines well knows, Southwest doesn't assign seats in advance. Instead, you are assigned a boarding priority when you check in at the airport or online, up to 24 hours before the flight. At the gate, you…
Rank this Week: 3632

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy…

Brian Leiter's Legal Philosophy Blog

Covers jurisprudence, legal realism, and legal theory. By Professor Brian R. Leiter and Prof. Daniel Filler

http://leiterlegalphilosophy.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Apr 14

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence

    Green on Legal Realism and Naturalized Jurisprudence
    Via Solum, I learn that my (part-time) colleague Les Green's (long-gestating) paper on "Law and the Causes of Judicial Decision" is finally on SSRN (it will appear in final form in Green's forthcoming collection of papers from OUP).  I have…
  • Mar 28

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity

    Jurisprudence II: Objectivity
    My tentative Spring Quarter Syllabus (Download Jurisprudence II Syllabus 2009), for those who might be interested.
  • Mar 12

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?

    Which journals publish the highest quality work in philosophy of law?
    A new poll, which might provide some useful information for younger scholars figuring out where to submit their work.
Rank this Week: 3102

Equal Vote

Equal Vote

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By Michael E. Moritz College of Law Professor Dan Tokaji.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 3281

Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
  • Sep 17

    What a Difference a Year Make

    What a Difference a Year Make
    One year ago discussions surrounding corporate law policy were driven by the Sarbanes-Oxley ‘backlash.”  The Paulson Committee and others were warning about how excessive regulation and litigation would lead to the ruin of Wall Street. …
Rank this Week: 3224

Berkeley Law on the Web

Berkeley Law on the Web

University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law

http://web.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Our new events calendar

    Our new events calendar
    One of the frustrations of the new year is that we haven’t had a truly effective tool for publicizing events. Today, we’re pleased to be finally christening our new Berkeley Law Events Calendar as the school’s primary events tool. This…
  • Jul 30

    The new BBB

    The new BBB
    A couple of months ago, we asked the Berkeley Law community how they used the BBB. We got a ton of great feedback. Based on that feedback, and internal discussions about what seems to make sense, we’ve come up with a slightly new format for…
  • Jun 9

    Do you use the BBB?

    Do you use the BBB?
    One of the byproducts of our web site redesign is that we are pondering the future of the BBB (Boalt Bulletin Board). The BBB has been around for a long time, in various forms, and it’s time to understand exactly how people use it and what…
Rank this Week: 3103

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: 3027

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/
  • Apr 22

    Florida Coastal Dean Search Raises Deeper Issue

    Florida Coastal Dean Search Raises Deeper Issue
    The editors of this blog have received disturbing reports from sources inside the Florida Coastal School of Law regarding its dean search. We have been told that the search itself has been fairly typical. Applicants were screened by a…
  • Apr 15

    Conference Announcement: Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law

    Conference Announcement: Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law
    Registration has opened online for the Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law June 13 – 15, 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina Hosted by Elon University School of Law and the Alliance for Experiential Learning in Law…
  • Apr 9

    ABA Placement Statistics Released

    ABA Placement Statistics Released
    The ABA placement data for each law school has been released, and can be found at: http://employmentsummary.abaquestionnaire.org/
Rank this Week: 3770

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/
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action
    From the L.A. Times (excerpts): The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on the use of racial affirmative action in its state universities Tuesday, ruling that voters are entitled to decide the issue. The 6-2 decision clears away…
  • Apr 22

    ABA Standards and Review Committee Posts Info for April 25 Meeting

    ABA Standards and Review Committee Posts Info for April 25 Meeting
    The Committee has posted extensive materials for its April Meeting in St. Louis, where it will consider a number of proposals. Here are the postings (too much to summarize here): Meeting Agenda and Materials Proposed Standards and…
  • Apr 21

    Clinical Law Prof Blog joins the Law Professor Blog Network

    Clinical Law Prof Blog joins the Law Professor Blog Network
    Of interest to many readers of this blog, yesterday marked the inauguration of the Clinical Law Prof Blog as part of the Professor Paul Caron's Law Professor Blog Network. With a deep list of contributors, blog editor Professor Jeff Baker...
Rank this Week: 3773

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/
  • Apr 22

    A Closer Look at Women Professors' (Lack of) "Success"

    A Closer Look at Women Professors' (Lack of) "Success"
    From the new Clinical Law Prof Blog, Do Women Professors Underperform? By perform, the post means produce scholarship and advance to full professor. After being somewhat taken aback by the title, I was even more taken aback by this…
  • Apr 22

    Proposing New Gender Neutral Pronouns for Legal Authoritie

    Proposing New Gender Neutral Pronouns for Legal Authoritie
    C. Marshall Thatcher (South Dakota) has published What is "Eet"? A Proposal to Add a Series of Referent-Inclusive Third Person Singular Pronouns and Possessive Adjectives to the English Language for Use in Legal Drafting, 59 S.…
  • Apr 22

    The Impact of Pregnancy Drug Laws on Black Women

    The Impact of Pregnancy Drug Laws on Black Women
    Tennessee's Pregnancy Discrimination Law will Hit Black Women the Hardest The bill, SB 1391, would impose criminal penalties on mothers of newborns who have been exposed to addictive illegal or prescription drugs in utero. While the bill…
Rank this Week: 3790

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/
Rank this Week: 3826

South Texas Law Professor

South Texas Law Professor

Reactions and musings from South Texas College of Law professor Dru Stevenson.

http://drustevenson.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    New Article: Against Confidentiality

    New Article: Against Confidentiality
    Codes of legal ethics vary state by state, but most draw heavily from the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct.  The ABA has revised Rule 1.6 (duty of confidentiality) in recent years, adding or clarifying exceptions, and states…
  • Aug 29

    Fincham on The Parthenon Dispute

    Fincham on The Parthenon Dispute
    My STCL colleague Derek Fincham has a new article on SSRN entitled The Parthenon Sculptures and Cultural Justice, which I recommend to my readers - it's a very interesting subject.
  • Aug 29

    My

    My
    My STCL colleague Derek Fincham has a new article on SSRN entitled The Parthenon Sculptures and Cultural Justice, which I recommen
Rank this Week: 3850

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Apr 7

    Medical Negligence Explained

    Medical Negligence Explained
    Students of the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic were each given the opportunity to write an article for the he “Law Made Simple” column in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. These topics ranged from…
  • Mar 17

    Equal Opportunity in the Workplace

    Equal Opportunity in the Workplace
    Students of the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic were each given the opportunity to write an article for the he “Law Made Simple” column in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. These topics ranged from…
  • Feb 24

    Drinking, Driving and the Law

    Drinking, Driving and the Law
    Students of the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic were each given the opportunity to write an article for the he “Law Made Simple” column in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. These topics ranged from…
Rank this Week: 3844

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Mar 30

    Using an iPad in the Law School Classroom

    Using an iPad in the Law School Classroom
    When the iPad was announced by Steve Jobs in January of 2010, readers of this blog probably won't be surprised that I started trying to think of ways to use it in the law school classroom. But mostly I came...
  • Mar 30

    Flipboard Magazine for Law School 2.0

    Flipboard Magazine for Law School 2.0
    Are you a user of Flipboard's magazine app? If so, you might be interested to subscribe to the Law School 2.0 magazine that I have created in Flipboard. It is designed to be a curated stream of articles and blog...
  • Dec 27

    AALS 2014 Presentation "Erasing Boundaries"

    AALS 2014 Presentation "Erasing Boundaries"
    At the AALS 2014 Conference, at one of two sessions sponsored by the Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research Section, I will be moderating a panel discussion entitled "Erasing Boundaries: Inter-School Collaboration and Its Pedagogical…
Rank this Week: 4496

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/
  • Mar 30

    Review of The Lawyer Bubble and Tomorrow's Lawyer

    Review of The Lawyer Bubble and Tomorrow's Lawyer
    Readers might enjoy my forthcoming essay, Letting Go of Old Ideas, 112 Mich L Rev _ (2014), which reviews two important new books on the legal profession, Steven Harper's The Lawyer Bubble and Richard Susskind's Tomorrow's Lawyers. If you…
  • Mar 18

    PROJECTIONS FOR LAW SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2014

    PROJECTIONS FOR LAW SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2014
    This is the first part of a likely two-part posting regarding projections for Fall 2014 first-year enrollment. In this posting I estimate the likely total applicant pool, the likely number of admitted applicants, and the likely number of…
  • Mar 17

    A Counterpoint to "The most robust legal market that ever existed in this country"

    A Counterpoint to "The most robust legal market that ever existed in this country"
    There is a line in Professor Reich-Graefe's recent essay, Keep Calm and Carry On, 27 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 55 (2014), that is attracting a lot of interest among lawyers, law students, and legal academics: [R]ecent law school graduates and...
Rank this Week: 3779

The Becker-Posner Blog

The Becker-Posner Blog

A law and economics blog by University of Chicago Law School Professors Gary Becker and Senior Lecturer Judge Richard Posner

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/beckerposner/
  • Mar 14

    Sabbatical Notice

    Sabbatical Notice
    Starting this weekend, we will be taking a one-month sabbatical from blogging. We will resume at the end of that period.
  • Mar 3

    The Embargo of Cuba: Time to Go- Becker

    The Embargo of Cuba: Time to Go- Becker
    The US embargo of Cuba began in 1960, a year after Fidel Castro turned this island toward communism. It was extended to food and medicines in 1962, the same year as the showdown with Russia over the installation of missiles there. The embargo…
  • Mar 3

    End the Cuban Embargo—Posner

    End the Cuban Embargo—Posner
    I agree with Becker that we should end the embargo. It was first imposed in 1960, two years after Castro took power, and strengthened after the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, and thereafter modified from time to time—and recently somewhat…
Rank this Week: 4855

Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

Stories from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?
    Last week, students at Berkeley Law received a series of emails from the Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee announcing four candidate visits to campus in the coming days.This afternoon students received an email from a "Berkeley Law Dean…
  • Jan 23

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
  • Oct 3

    Surprise, Surprise

    Surprise, Surprise
    Today 1Ls at Boalt Hall found a little surprise on their chairs in the form of drink and verse as they arrived for their morning classes. Small bottles of liquor and a poem (image below) awaited them on their chairs courtesy of the mysterious…
Rank this Week: 4557

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

From the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law.

http://haifalawfaculty.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4611

Agoraphilia

Agoraphilia

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

http://agoraphilia.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 13

    Breaking Bad and the Healthcare System

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

    Meat-Without-Feet and Animal Utilitarianism

    Meat-Without-Feet and Animal Utilitarianism
    Everyone’s talking about the lab-grown meat burger. I’ve been expecting this for years, and I think it’s extremely cool. I love me some science, and I’d totally give the burger a try. But let’s suppose the…
  • Mar 9

    Marginal Utility Theory of Daylight Saving Time

    Marginal Utility Theory of Daylight Saving Time
    I just posted this on Facebook, and I thought I might as well post it here as well. This is the marginal utility theory of Daylight Saving Time. If you could, you would allocate your daylight according to marginal utility -- starting with…
Rank this Week: 5005