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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/
  • Oct 25

    The Amicus Brief: Getting the Court's Attention

    The Amicus Brief: Getting the Court's Attention
    At a recent symposium at my school, Professor Kevin Walsh, a former SCOTUS clerk, offered advice on getting the Court and its clerks to pay attention to your amicus brief. Today, the Court receives an enormous number of amicus briefs,...
  • Oct 24

    "Born to Run: How Law Schools Can Meet Law Firm Expectations for New Litigators"

    "Born to Run: How Law Schools Can Meet Law Firm Expectations for New Litigators"
    This is a new article by Professor Neil Dilloff (Baltimore) and available at 33 Review of Litigation 857 (2014) and SSRN here. From the abstract: This is a tough time for the legal profession. Law firm revenue is mostly stagnant....
  • Oct 24

    This Year’s Book Award

    This Year’s Book Award
    Powell’s Books has published a listing of all this year’s book awards, ranging from the Pulitzer to the local and specialized book awards. You can access the listing here. And here is AbeBooks’ list of 50 “must read” classics. In...
Rank this Week: 4424

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: 4457

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Oct 24

    Mississippi Special Needs Class Action Suit Settled; Court Orders Monitoring for Compliance

    Mississippi Special Needs Class Action Suit Settled; Court Orders Monitoring for Compliance
    In a case that Derek previously posted about here, a federal district court has administratively closed a class-action suit filed by special-needs students against the Mississippi Department of Education. The district court’s order allows…
  • Oct 23

    The Financial Anatomy of a Charter School

    The Financial Anatomy of a Charter School
    Federal law prohibits the U.S. Department of Education from funding for-profit charter schools. See Arizona State Board for Charter Schools v. United States, 464 F.3d 1003 (9th Cir. 2006). Various state laws provide for the same. Thus, the…
  • Oct 22

    Mark Weber on OCR's New Disability Bullying and Harassment Policy

    Mark Weber on OCR's New Disability Bullying and Harassment Policy
    The guidance letter on bullying and harassment of students with disabilities that was issued this week by the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education is noteworthy for a number of reasons. First, it reinforces the point…
Rank this Week: 4496

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/
  • Oct 24

    Campus Violence, Part One

    Campus Violence, Part One
    In 2011, Vice President Biden delivered his “Dear Colleague” letter to college campuses across the nation. The letter reminded campus administrators of their obligations to protect and provide services to those who experience…
  • Oct 23

    A Human Rights Lab

    A Human Rights Lab
    More and more social entrepreneurs and innovators seek to break out of the boxes of established institutions by creating "labs," that promise creative spaces, relatively less hierarchy, engagement with technology, and the possibility of…
  • Oct 22

    Human Rights Conference Round-up: Education, Immigration, and Children's Right

    Human Rights Conference Round-up: Education, Immigration, and Children's Right
    It's conference season, and human rights issues are the focus for many upcoming events. Here are three that are worth a look: On November 6-7, 2014, the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) of Northeastern University…
Rank this Week: 4504

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: 4493

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/
  • Oct 25

    Highlights of Legal History Conference on Gender and Law Topic

    Highlights of Legal History Conference on Gender and Law Topic
    From the program for the 2014 American Society of Legal History conference coming up Nov. 6 in Denver. Here are the presentations related to gender and the law. It is really great to see so many talks in this field....<img…
  • Oct 25

    Beyonce 101

    Beyonce 101
    Slate, Why a Professor is Teaching an Entire Class About Beyonce But to the professor Kevin Allred and 32 students at Rutgers University, Beyoncé is something more—a feminist, a gay icon, and a powerful political figure. Allred teaches a…
  • Oct 25

    "Bad Judge" is Bad

    "Bad Judge" is Bad
    ABA, Women Lawyers Group Asks NBC to Canceel "Bad Judge," A Show About an Unethical, Lazy Female Jurist The Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers has asked NBC to cancel a new comedy series about a…
Rank this Week: 4510

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/
  • Oct 14

    Not Enough Lawyer

    Not Enough Lawyer
    ...at least not in small towns, and rural communities. Legal services are hard to find in rural populations in the United States. Furthermore, many lawyers in those towns will be retiring within the next decade. There are opportunities for…
  • Oct 14

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform
    Professor Laura Ross of the Touro Law Center's Gould Law Library has developed a bibliography on legal education reform, which she plans to continue to update. The SSRN link is here. The abstract states: "This legal education reform…
  • Oct 3

    The Biggest Football Weekend at Ole Miss in a Long Time

    The Biggest Football Weekend at Ole Miss in a Long Time
    I am excited for my University of Mississippi and Oxford. This is a big weekend. ESPN Gameday is here, and our town of about 30,000 (including the university community) will swell to about 100,000 in anticipation of a great football...
Rank this Week: 4642

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/
  • Oct 24

    US Childhood Poverty Hits Its Highest Point in 20 Year

    US Childhood Poverty Hits Its Highest Point in 20 Year
    A recent report published in the JAMA Pediatrics highlights a new low for the US: childhood poverty has reached a 20 year high. In the report, Dr. Glenn Flores and Bruce Lesley call on lawmakers to enact policy to successfully...
  • Oct 23

    The Increasing Political Polarization of the American Electorate: New Pew Research Center Report

    The Increasing Political Polarization of the American Electorate: New Pew Research Center Report
    What does it mean to be a liberal or a conservative? What are the contributing factors in the increasing political polarization of the American electorate? The Pew Research Center recently released two fascinating analyses on the nature of…
  • Oct 22

    Justice Ginsberg’s Dissent Labels Texas Voter ID Law as Racist

    Justice Ginsberg’s Dissent Labels Texas Voter ID Law as Racist
    This week, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold Texas’ voter identification law. In doing so, the Court dismissed an emergency request from the Department of Justice, which took action to stop the law from preventing an estimated 600,000…
Rank this Week: 4671

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…
Rank this Week: 4673

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/
  • Oct 20

    What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicant

    What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicant
    For four consecutive years we have seen a decline in the number of applicants to law school and a corresponding decline in the number of matriculating first-year students. Over the last year or two, some have suggested that as a...
  • Oct 12

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?
    The figure below suggests that a growing number of students are attending law school but not going on to become lawyers. This conclusion requires some explanation, which I will supply below. Alternative explanations are also welcome, as I’d…
  • Oct 7

    Does Cooperative Placement Accelerate Law Student Professional Development?

    Does Cooperative Placement Accelerate Law Student Professional Development?
    The title of an earlier essay posed a threshold question for legal ed reform: "If We Make Legal Education More Experiential, Would it Really Matter?" (Legal Whiteboard, Feb 2014) (PDF). I answered "yes" but admitted it was…
Rank this Week: 4898