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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/
  • Sep 15

    Experiential Legal Writing: The New Approach to Practicing Like a Lawyer

    Experiential Legal Writing: The New Approach to Practicing Like a Lawyer
    To state the obvious, not only do experiential classes need to be added to the law school curriculum, they need to be added in the proper way. The sequence used to teach doctrine and skills is very important. Certain items...
  • Sep 15

    Monday funnies: Professors give dramatic readings from their bad "Rate My Professor" eval

    Monday funnies: Professors give dramatic readings from their bad "Rate My Professor" eval
    Lehigh University professors read some of their bad student evaluations posted on Rate My Professor. My personal favorite is the professor who responds to his student's assessment that he's "useless to the [Integrated Product…
  • Sep 15

    NYU Professor of social media bans classroom laptop

    NYU Professor of social media bans classroom laptop
    Professor Clay Shirky of NYU is no Luddite - he's been teaching classes about the internet since 1998, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and author of Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age...
Rank this Week: 4449

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: 4506

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Sep 16

    Wisconsin School Funding System Broken by Molly Hunter

    Wisconsin School Funding System Broken by Molly Hunter
    On September 8, 2014, the Forward Institute released a study that examines the Wisconsin school funding formula and finds that it does not fulfill its mandate to provide a sound, basic education as guaranteed by the state constitution and…
  • Sep 16

    Search of Student's Cell Phone Unreasonable

    Search of Student's Cell Phone Unreasonable
    In July, Jason Nance concluded, based on the Court's decision in Riley v. California holding officers generally need a warrant to search an individual's cell phone, that most school searches of students' cell phones would be off limits as…
  • Sep 15

    Evaluating the Recession's Impact on State School Finance Systems​

    Evaluating the Recession's Impact on State School Finance Systems​
    Bruce Baker's new study, Evaluating the Recession's Impact on State School Finance Systems​, is now available. The abstract offers the following summary: The Great Recession's effect on state school finance systems was unlike previous…
Rank this Week: 4523

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: 4534

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/
  • Sep 16

    New Edition of Women and the Law

    New Edition of Women and the Law
    I have published the 2014 edition of Women and the Law (Thomas Reuters). This annual edition collects selected top scholarship in women's legal rights from the past year. A sort of greatest hits of women and the law articles…
  • Sep 16

    Family Status Localism and Federalism

    Family Status Localism and Federalism
    Courtney Joslin (Davis) has posted Federalism and Family Status, Indiana L.J. (forthcoming). The myth of family law’s inherent localism is sticky. In the past, it was common to hear sweeping claims about the exclusively local nature of all…
  • Sep 16

    NFL Brings in Women Advisors on Domestic Violence

    NFL Brings in Women Advisors on Domestic Violence
    Washington Post, Roger Goodell Names Four Women to Address Domestic Violence, Social Issues in NFL After a week of unprecedented bad publicity, the NFL has hired four women to shape new policies on domestic violence and sexual assault. The…
Rank this Week: 4554

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/
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilitie

    U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilitie
    By Lauren E. Bartlett With so many U.N. treaty body reviews of the U.S. going on this year, it may be difficult for U.S. human rights advocates to focus on much else. However, we are missing a very rare opportunity...
  • Sep 15

    LESSONS FROM RAY RICE: MEN'S VOICES ARE NEEDED

    LESSONS FROM RAY RICE: MEN'S VOICES ARE NEEDED
    “A DEAFENING AND DEADLY SILENCE” I was flooded with relief as I read NFL commentator James Brown’s remarks addressing violence against women. Most violence against women, including violence against those who identify as…
  • Sep 12

    TED and U.S. Human Right

    TED and U.S. Human Right
    Earlier this year, the TED conglomerate was accused of deliberately avoiding speakers addressing abortion-related topics. In the initial coverage in the Nation and elsewhere, a TED spokesperson was quoted as saying that abortion is "more of a…
Rank this Week: 4565

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/
  • Sep 13

    Dean Frank Wu: The Future of Scotland and the Role of Scholar

    Dean Frank Wu: The Future of Scotland and the Role of Scholar
    This essay is by Dean Frank H. Wu, who is Chancellor & Dean of University of California Hastings College of the Law. It was originally published on LinkedIn. I have no opinion about Scotland seceding from the United Kingdom. But...
  • Sep 8

    Do Law Schools Need the AALS?

    Do Law Schools Need the AALS?
    I remember one of the highlights of my early career as a law professor was receiving my first copy of the Directory of Law Teachers. Having your name and bio in the directory was exciting. That was in the in...
  • Aug 27

    The Hardest Job at a Law School is One Every Faculty Member Should Do

    The Hardest Job at a Law School is One Every Faculty Member Should Do
    Being a dean has its challenges, especially in these days of rethinking and redefining legal education, but the person with the hardest job in the law school is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. I will never forget the day...
Rank this Week: 4660

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: 4647

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/
  • Sep 12

    The pulse of the cities?

    The pulse of the cities?
    Most readers of this blog are probably painfully aware of the fact that a drafter can compose the most beautiful piece of legislation ever, but it won't mean much if it doesn't have the political support needed to pass and...
  • Sep 12

    Crimes of Passion and Parenthood

    Crimes of Passion and Parenthood
    I am a proud mother of two incredible, beautiful children. At times, as in everyone's life, somene (usually another kid) is mean or cruel to one of my kids and it raises my hackles. I want to protect my children...
  • Sep 2

    California Legislature Passes first "Yes Means Yes" Bill

    California Legislature Passes first "Yes Means Yes" Bill
    Last week, the California legislature passed an affirmative consent sexual assault bill. Called the "Yes Means Yes" bill, the legislation requires "students engaging in sexual activity [to obtain] 'affirmative consent' from both parties…
Rank this Week: 4709

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 4

    Artificial Intelligence and the Law

    Artificial Intelligence and the Law
    Plexus, a NewLaw law firm based in Australia, has just released a new legal product that purports to apply artificial intelligence to a relatively common, discrete legal issue -- detemining whether a proposed trade promotion (advertisement in…
  • Aug 24

    Ahead of the Curve: Three Big Innovators in BigLaw

    Ahead of the Curve: Three Big Innovators in BigLaw
    Nashville, TN. It is time to put down the broad brush used to paint BigLaw as inefficient and out of touch. At least for me, that is the big takeaway from the 2014 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference, which...
  • 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...
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