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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/
  • Jan 25

    “Composed of” v. “Comprised of”

    “Composed of” v. “Comprised of”
    The bottom line, use “composed of.” “Comprised of” is always wrong. Our faculty is comprised of the finest legal minds in the country. Our faculty is composed of the finest legal minds in the country. Pick the second version. The...
  • Jan 25

    The Latest Issue of Perspectives is Out

    The Latest Issue of Perspectives is Out
    The Fall 2014 issue of Perspectives is out, with 84 pages of articles. You can access it here. (ljs)
  • Jan 24

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform
    From Touro Law School, here is an 18 page, up-to-date bibliography of books and articles dealing with reforming legal education. If you are facing up to this issue, here is the place to start. Please click here. (ljs)
Rank this Week: 4378

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: 4392

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Jan 23

    N.C. Judge Questions State's Redefinition of Student Progress in Long-Running Equity Suit

    N.C. Judge Questions State's Redefinition of Student Progress in Long-Running Equity Suit
    In 1997, North Carolina Supreme Court recognized a state constitutional right to "the opportunity to obtain a sound basic education" in a long-running education equity lawsuit, Leandro v. State, 346 N.C. 336, 354 (1997). The job of…
  • Jan 23

    Massive Resistance to New Teacher Evaluations or a Slow Transition?

    Massive Resistance to New Teacher Evaluations or a Slow Transition?
    Whether one supports state statutes that require schools to include student test scores in teacher evaluations or not, a new report detailing the extent to which some schools have failed to implement the pertinent California law is shocking.…
  • Jan 22

    Office for Civil Rights Positioned to Make Equal Access for Transgendered Students National

    Office for Civil Rights Positioned to Make Equal Access for Transgendered Students National
    Last year, the Maine Supreme Court upheld a legal challenge by a transgendered student who argued that her exclusion from the girl's bathroom violated Maine's Human Rights Act. On remand, she was also awarded $75,000 in damages. Earlier this…
Rank this Week: 4434

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/
  • Jan 23

    A Season of Discontent: Reflections on the NFL and Domestic Violence

    A Season of Discontent: Reflections on the NFL and Domestic Violence
    by Roger Abrams, Richardson Professor of Law, Northeastern University, guest contributor The National Football League’s 2014-15 season is nearing its close with the Super Bowl scheduled for February 1. However that game comes out, it…
  • Jan 22

    Roe at 42: Don't Mourn, Organize!

    Roe at 42: Don't Mourn, Organize!
    It's the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and though the central holding is still standing, it can be hard these days to find anything to celebrate as abortion access shrinks and anti-women policies proliferate. But in the immortal words...
  • Jan 21

    The Supreme Court Considers "Judicial Dignity" in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar

    The Supreme Court Considers "Judicial Dignity" in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar
    The case of Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, January 20, sits at the convergence of two unique aspects of American jurisprudence – the First Amendment, and judicialelections. The case…
Rank this Week: 4457

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/
  • Jan 24

    Majority of Young People Prefer Egalitarian Relationship

    Majority of Young People Prefer Egalitarian Relationship
    Majority of Young Women and Men Prefer Egalitarian Relationships,Study Shows The majority of young women and men today would prefer an egalitarian relationship in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners if…
  • Jan 24

    The Crock-Pot as Women's Equality?

    The Crock-Pot as Women's Equality?
    WaPa, The Unfulfilled Promise of the Crock-Pot, An Unlikely of Women's Equality Will some future cohort of progressive-minded men cooking chili with grass-fed ground beef in their NFL-themed Crock-Pots one day fulfill the promise of decades…
  • Jan 24

    The 7th Ms JD Conference

    The 7th Ms JD Conference
    The Top Three Reasons You Should Attend the Annual Ms. JD Conference 1. Inspiring to hear other women's success stories. 2. Learning new skills to stay ahead of the curve, like granting writing or developing business plans. 3. Networking…
Rank this Week: 4497

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…
Rank this Week: 4503

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/
  • Jan 21

    Should Law Schools Offer Comprehensive Programs to Prepare Students for the Bar Exam?

    Should Law Schools Offer Comprehensive Programs to Prepare Students for the Bar Exam?
    Mario Mainero, Professor of Academic Achievement and Director of Bar Services at Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law thinks so. His article, “We Should Not Rely on Commercial Bar Reviews to Do Our Job: Why Labor-Intensive…
  • Jan 5

    One Way LSAC Can Help Applicants (and Law Schools)

    One Way LSAC Can Help Applicants (and Law Schools)
    The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is an organization that exists to work with law schools, and their applicants. One of the primary roles of the LSAC is the administration of the LSAT. Students interested in law school are required...
  • Dec 16

    Justices Kagan and Scalia Model Civility, Despite Their Difference

    Justices Kagan and Scalia Model Civility, Despite Their Difference
    We were honored to host Justices Kagan and Scalia at Ole Miss on December 15. The USA Today Story, and the AP Story on their visit showcase the friendship and civility they share, even though they strongly disagree on many...
Rank this Week: 4535

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jan 22

    Domestic Violence – rights and remedie

    Domestic Violence – rights and remedie
    In an earlier post, I looked at the definition of domestic violence and the various types of abuse that would constitute an act of domestic violence in Trinidad and Tobago. Student Attorney Ryanka Ragbir delved into the rights and remedies…
  • Jan 19

    Presenting on Copyright and Caribbean Carnival

    Presenting on Copyright and Caribbean Carnival
    On 6th January, 2015, I had the opportunity to present at the International Intellectual Property Law Association‘s annual congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I chose to speak on the topic of Copyright and Caribbean Carnival, as…
  • Jan 19

    What is an arrest?

    What is an arrest?
    What does the word ‘arrest’ mean, and who can make an arrest? This issue was examined by Student Attorney Rorey Gaya for the Law Made Simple column, as part of his assessment for the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law…
Rank this Week: 4630

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/
  • Jan 9

    Maryland Makes the Death Penalty History. Will Connecticut and New Mexico?

    Maryland Makes the Death Penalty History. Will Connecticut and New Mexico?
    On May 2, 2013, Governor Martin O’Malley signed a death penalty repeal bill that abolished the death penalty for future crimes, leaving Maryland’s death row intact. Maryland is not alone in its prospective abolition of the death…
  • Dec 17

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation

    Breaking Policy News: US and Cuba Seek to Normalize Relation
    In the most significant change in US policy toward Cuba since the 1960s, President Obama and Raul Castro spoke Tuesday (the first direct communication between a US and Cuban leader since 1961) about normalizing relations. This announcement…
  • Dec 15

    US Receives Failing Grade on Human Right to Housing Report Card

    US Receives Failing Grade on Human Right to Housing Report Card
    The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) recently released its Housing Report Card, giving the United States a failing grade. NLCHP’s report card examines the current level of US compliance with the human right to…
Rank this Week: 4652

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/
  • Jan 17

    Stark on Curriculum Reform (and Law School Pre-reqs)

    Stark on Curriculum Reform (and Law School Pre-reqs)
    Tina Stark, a pioneer in transactional skills education, has an interesting and highly readable take on how to organize a modern law school curriculum, including the first year. It's all insightful, but I think the most powerful suggestion is…
  • Jan 6

    The Variable Affordability of Law School – How Geography and LSAT Profile Impact Tuition Cost

    The Variable Affordability of Law School – How Geography and LSAT Profile Impact Tuition Cost
    I have set forth here -- Download AALS Presentation Jan. 2015 -- a link to the PowerPoint slides I presented yesterday at the AALS Conference session sponsored by the Section on Law School Administration and Finance. The presentation was…
  • Jan 4

    Size of the US Legal Market by Type of Client

    Size of the US Legal Market by Type of Client
    Washington, DC. The AALS Section of Professional Responsibility hosted a vigorous discussion today on the evolving ethical duty of competency, a topic partially inspired by the recent changes to Model Rule 1.1 cmt. 8 (requiring lawyers to…
Rank this Week: 4768

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
  • Jan 24

    Panel on the JOBS Act at The George Washington University Law School

    Panel on the JOBS Act at The George Washington University Law School
    I was honored to participate yesterday on a panel on the JOBS Act at The Future Direction of Investor Protection at The George Washington University Law School. Other members of the panel were Donald C. Langevoort (Georgetown), Steven M.…
  • Dec 29

    The best college majors for busine

    The best college majors for busine
    One of the most daunting tasks college students face is the choice of a major. When students seek advice from counselors, they are often told to "follow their passions," on the theory that the choice of a major has little impact on future…
  • Dec 14

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?
    In the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes, the teacher Koheleth argues that (almost) everything is meaningless. But one passage from the Book of Ecclesiastes stood out to me today as potentially rectified by sage legal advice from an estate…
Rank this Week: 5066

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
  • Jan 22

    Another Victory in an Endless War

    Another Victory in an Endless War
    In earlier posts I have told the stories of how  volunteer lawyers in the 1930’s  fought to protect James Joyce’s Ulysses  from censors and how in the 1950’s  other lawyers did he same…
  • Jan 19

    Lawyers and Social Change

    Lawyers and Social Change
    We often hear tributes to the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of the world for how they have transformed society, but let’s not forget that lawyers have made their own important contribution to contemporary culture […]
  • Jan 14

    Support Your Inner Pro

    Support Your Inner Pro
    The bureaucratic structure of the  legal profession is one of the most powerful, but least visible influences, on how lawyers practice law.  Whether it be a corporate counsel office, a law firm, a governmental agency, […]
Rank this Week: 4994

paulmaharg.com

paulmaharg.com

Largely legal education, curriculum design, rhetoric and digital technologies. Regulation and global legal education. Occasionally law and literature. Very occasionally, Scottish independence.

http://paulmaharg.com
  • Nov 5

    LERN: digital media and legal education research

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

    Convergence and fragmentation

    Convergence and fragmentation
    I’m giving a paper today at Melbourne Law School, by kind invitation of Gary Cazalet, title ‘Convergence and fragmentation: legal research, informatics and legal education’.  Slides up on the Slides page above.…
  • Sep 21

    LETR on regulatory relationship

    LETR on regulatory relationship
    I was revisiting LETR on regulatory relationship for a paper I was giving here at Denver U Sturm College of Law.  A year or so on, how is it looking?  The responses of the main regulators were reasonably predictable though the…
Rank this Week: 4997