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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/
  • Jul 29

    National Jurist’s “Best Value” Law School

    National Jurist’s “Best Value” Law School
    National Jurist has published its list of best value law schools. What were its criteria?: The National Jurist looks at a number of academic and financial variables, including the law school's price of tuition, student debt accumulation,…
  • Jul 28

    U. Pittsburgh School of Law seeks to hire professor for its environmental law clinic

    U. Pittsburgh School of Law seeks to hire professor for its environmental law clinic
    Here is the job announcement: ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CLINIC FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Clinical…
  • Jul 28

    The Subtlety of Word

    The Subtlety of Word
    Small alterations in phrases can cause changes in meaning. Take a language more nuanced than our own—Italian. Here are 100 ways to say “I love you” in Italian, from Italian.about.com For starters, here are five: Ti amo! (I love you!)...
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Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
  • Jul 24

    What Happened on Remand: State v. Gardner

    What Happened on Remand: State v. Gardner
    Case Background Dayton Police Detective David House was patrolling in an unmarked cruiser in an area known for drug activity. He pulled up behind a pick-up truck bearing out-of-county license plates. Because drug dealers were known to…
  • Jul 23

    Yet Another Update on the Prade case: High Court Refuses to Hear Case Again

    Yet Another Update on the Prade case: High Court Refuses to Hear Case Again
    Short Summary In January of 2013, Douglas Prade was released from prison after a trial judge found him actually innocent of his ex-wife’s 1997 murder. On March 19, 2014, the Ninth District Court of Appeals unanimously reversed that…
  • Jul 22

    What Happened on Remand: State v. Darmond

    What Happened on Remand: State v. Darmond
    Case Background Demetius Darmond, along with his mother-in-law, Iris Oliver, was indicted on one count of drug trafficking and one count of drug possession. Darmond alone was also indicted on one count of possessing criminal tools and two…
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STEIN on Medical Malpractice

STEIN on Medical Malpractice

Discusses new court decisions, legislation, and other cutting-edge developments in medical malpractice laws across the United States. By Alex Stein, Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

http://steinmedicalmalpractice.com
  • Jun 9

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit
    June 9, 2014 Libby v. The Eights Judicial District Court, --- P.3d ----, 2014 WL 2428791 (Nev. 2014) The Nevada Supreme Court recently delivered an important decision interpreting the state’s statute of limitations for medical…
  • Jun 9

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit

    Interpreting Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suit
    June 9, 2014 Libby v. The Eights Judicial District Court, --- P.3d ----, 2014 WL 2428791 (Nev. 2014) The Nevada Supreme Court recently delivered an important decision interpreting the state’s statute of limitations for medical…
  • Jun 9

    Causation Defenses in New Jersey

    Causation Defenses in New Jersey
    June 9, 2014 Komlodi v. Picciano, --- A.3d ----, 2014 WL 2050758 (N.J. 2014)This new decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court restated the rule that denies the comparative negligence defense to doctors who negligently fail to guard…
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Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Jul 29

    The Ongoing Battle Over School Prayer

    The Ongoing Battle Over School Prayer
    The Supreme Court in Engel v. Vitale in 1962 held that prayer led by or encouraged by school officials in public schools is unconstitutional. Nonetheless, the practice continues in a number of public schools today. Recently, for example, a…
  • Jul 29

    Religious Colleges Receive Title IX Exemptions to Discriminate Against Transgender Student

    Religious Colleges Receive Title IX Exemptions to Discriminate Against Transgender Student
    The Department of Education recently exempted three colleges from Title IX's provision prohibiting discrimination against transgender and gender-nonconforming students. George Fox University (Oregon), Simpson University (California), and…
  • Jul 28

    The Higher Education Act at 50: Call for Paper

    The Higher Education Act at 50: Call for Paper
    AALS Section on Education Law Call for Papers, January 2015 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC The Section on Education Law of the Association of American Law Schools issues this call for papers in connection with its program at the AALS annual…
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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/
  • Jul 29

    Human Rights and International Adoption

    Human Rights and International Adoption
    Professor Marie Failinger of Hamline Law School recently posted a fascinating new article on the fraught topic of intercountry adoption and human rights. Published at 39 North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation…
  • Jul 28

    Resources for Human Rights Course

    Resources for Human Rights Course
    Many of us in academia spend part of each summer working on syllabi. There are some great resources on the web to support development of law school human rights courses, including many that provide coverage of human rights issues in...
  • Jul 25

    Implementation of Lenehan v. US and a Tribute to Jessica Lenehan

    Implementation of Lenehan v. US and a Tribute to Jessica Lenehan
    By Carrie Bettinger-Lopez In May 2014, Colorado Senator Irene Aguilar presented a Tribute to Jessica Lenahan (formerly Gonzales), a domestic violence survivor from Colorado whose three children were killed in 1999 after police failed to…
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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/
  • Jul 29

    Title IX Should Mean Equal Access for Transgender Student

    Title IX Should Mean Equal Access for Transgender Student
    Harper Jean Tobin and Jennifer Levi have posted Securing Equal Access to Sex-Segregated Facilities for Transgender Students, 28 Wisconsin J. Law, Gender & Soc'y 301 (2013). If Title IX is to have any real meaning for transgender students,…
  • Jul 29

    Historian's Amicus on Sex and Citizenship for Foreign-Born Children

    Historian's Amicus on Sex and Citizenship for Foreign-Born Children
    Kristin Collins (Boston U) has posted A Short History of Sex and Citizenship: The Historians' Amicus Brief in Flores-Villar v. US. The historians’ amicus brief that accompanies this essay was submitted to the Supreme Court in Flores-Villar…
  • Jul 27

    Maryland Becomes Third State.....

    Maryland Becomes Third State.....
    From the Baltimore Sun: Maryland has officially become the third state in the nation to provide insurance coverage for transition-related care,The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday. The policy shift, which went into effect July 1 but was only…
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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 28

    7th Circuit Court Reinstates Wisconsin Lead Paint Case

    7th Circuit Court Reinstates Wisconsin Lead Paint Case
    On Thursday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a 2010 federal district court ruling, thereby reinstating a case involved lead paint. In the 2010 case, Ernest Gibson (now 17) sued half a dozen paint manufacturers for injuries resulting…
  • Jul 25

    NEWS: Another Botched Execution

    NEWS: Another Botched Execution
    On the heels of Judge Kozinski’s opinion less than two weeks ago declaring the death penalty unconstitutional, another botched execution—this time, in Arizona. “The execution of a convicted murderer in Arizona lasted for…
  • Jul 18

    Federal District Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional

    Federal District Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional
    This week, a Federal District Court Judge found California's death penalty unconstitutional. In the opinion, Judge Cormac Carney stated: "Inordinate and unpredictable delay has resulted in a death penalty system in which very few of the…
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nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jul 17

    Think Before You Sue

    Think Before You Sue
    Many persons turn to the courts as a remedy where they feel aggrieved or wronged. Before making the decision to pursue litigation, there are several factors that you should consider. The first step is to identify what type of action that you…
  • Jul 17

    Copyright And Carnival In Focu

    Copyright And Carnival In Focu
    The Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office and the National Carnival Commission hosted a national seminar on 16th and 17th July, 2014 on the issue of ‘Copyright in the Carnival Industry‘. The feature speakers at the…
  • Jun 9

    The Rights of a Performing Artiste

    The Rights of a Performing Artiste
    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…
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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/
  • Jul 23

    Burdens Follow Benefit

    Burdens Follow Benefit
    When I teach a tax class, I always tell my students that tax burdens follow tax benefits, and vice versa. For example, the person who enjoys economic benefit typically bears the tax burden for that benefit, and the person who...
  • Jul 16

    Fisher: Law School Admissions Committees Can Breathe A Little Easier

    Fisher: Law School Admissions Committees Can Breathe A Little Easier
    Declining applications have certainly made serving on a law school admissions committee a more challenging proposition, but there was another issue hanging over admission committees until Tuesday's 5th Circuit decision in Fisher…
  • Jul 10

    Dean Frank Wu: Ambition, Headhunter, and Fruit Flie

    Dean Frank Wu: Ambition, Headhunter, and Fruit Flie
    This essay is by Dean Frank H. Wu, who is Chancellor & Dean of University of California Hastings College of the Law. The other day a colleague of mine reported that at a conference she attended, people knew me. They...
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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/
  • Jul 28

    Conditional Scholarship Retention Update for the 2012-2013 Academic Year

    Conditional Scholarship Retention Update for the 2012-2013 Academic Year
    In comparing the conditional scholarship universe between the 2011-12 academic year and the 2012-13 academic year (with a brief look at 2013-14) there are a handful of things worth noting. First, as shown in Table 1, the number of law...
  • Jul 8

    A General Counsel's Advice to A Law Firm - Circa 2004

    A General Counsel's Advice to A Law Firm - Circa 2004
    Nothing promotes de-cluttering one's office like a move or new furniture. A colleague is retiring; I bought his table and standup desk, and gave up the humungous thing they gave me when I showed up. It meant tossing lots and...
  • Jun 17

    So, A Rough Cartoon Always Says Much....*

    So, A Rough Cartoon Always Says Much....*
    Via Facebook, I saw that my friend Joan Heminway had some interesting things to say about the private-public distinction in securities law over at our sister blog, Business Law Prof. I heartily recommend it. But with my usual instinct for...
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