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43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Cthulhu the functional?

    Cthulhu the functional?
    Jake Linford has recently expounded in detail about the descriptive or even functional characteristics of certain sounds, making certain "coined" words more useful in marketing.  Here's a great example from Michael Saler, As If: Modern…
  • Aug 18

    Fashion weak: fashion show fails to enjoin New York Fashion Week name

    Fashion weak: fashion show fails to enjoin New York Fashion Week name
    Fashion Week, Inc. v. Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc., 2016 WL 4367990, No. 16-cv-5079 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 12, 2016)FWI sued CFDA for trademark dilution, unfair competition and false designation of origin, and trademark infringement…
  • Aug 18

    Cookie crumbles: court refuses to dismiss (c) claim based on facts of plaintiff's life

    Cookie crumbles: court refuses to dismiss (c) claim based on facts of plaintiff's life
    Eggleston v. Daniels, No. 15-11893, 2016 WL 4363013 (E.D. Mich. Aug. 16, 2016)Sophia Eggleston alleged that her self-characterization in her 2009 memoir The Hidden Hand was the uncredited inspiration for the character Loretha…
Rank this Week: 229

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Aug 4

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action
    Sometimes you just cannot make these cases up. After a female massage therapist was fired by the male owner for being "too cute, " she sued for sex discrimination. Justice Sholom Hagler, a New York lower court judge who I...
  • Jun 18

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer
    An Expensive Law Degree, No Where To Use It is a must read June 17, 2016 NY Times article. In it, the author describes the difficulty that many law students from non-ivy league schools face. Some graduate with 200k in...
  • Jun 7

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981
    Village of Freeport v. Barrella, ____F.3d____(2d Cir. 2016), is a major case discussing whether Hispanic ancestry is a race under Title VII or 1981. As the court explained: Based on longstanding Supreme Court and Second Circuit precedent, we…
Rank this Week: 569

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Aug 24

    Symposium Book Club – Conversation with David Matz About David Grossman’s To the End of the Land

    Symposium Book Club – Conversation with David Matz About David Grossman’s To the End of the Land
    This is part of the “virtual book club” discussing readings for the symposium at the University of Missouri on October 7:  Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding. David Matz…
  • Aug 24

    Collaborative Law Conference

    Collaborative Law Conference
    Registration is still open for the 12th Annual Civil Collaborative Law Conference, taking place at Texas A&M University School of Law on September 15-17.  This year offers an exciting and diverse set of speakers, trainings, and…
  • Aug 23

    Symposium Book Club – Conversation with David Matz About Lawrence Wright’s Thirteen Days in September

    Symposium Book Club – Conversation with David Matz About Lawrence Wright’s Thirteen Days in September
    This is part of the “virtual book club” discussing readings for the symposium at the University of Missouri on October 7:  Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding. David Matz…
Rank this Week: 1614

Agoraphilia

Agoraphilia

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

http://agoraphilia.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    Economics of the Undead: Book and Blog

    Economics of the Undead: Book and Blog
    Is anyone still checking this blog in the hope that I might start blogging again? If so, you're in luck! To publicize my new book, Economics of the Undead (co-edited with James Dow and featuring chapters written by 20+ other authors), I…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4163

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 13

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Aug 1

    USDA facilitates animal suffering at Cricket Hollow Zoo

    USDA facilitates animal suffering at Cricket Hollow Zoo
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in the Des Moines Register The U.S. Department of Agriculture has again renewed the license that chronic animal welfare…
  • Jul 6

    Animal Law Clinic at Michigan State

    Animal Law Clinic at Michigan State
    David Cassuto From the email: Animal Welfare Clinic (for release 7 July, 2016)  Michigan State University College of Law invites applications for the Director position in its newly created Animal Welfare Clinic.  MSU’s Animal…
  • Jul 6

    Seaquarium Still Confines Lolita: Double Standard Created for Endangered Animal

    Seaquarium Still Confines Lolita: Double Standard Created for Endangered Animal
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in the Sun Sentinel. A Miami judge recently denied relief to Lolita, the sole orca at the Seaquarium, by creating out of…
Rank this Week: 312

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 24

    Market Power and Duration of R&D Investment in a Panel of Italian Firm

    Market Power and Duration of R&D Investment in a Panel of Italian Firm
    M. E. Bontempi; L. Lambertini; and E. Medeossi examine Market Power and Duration of R&D Investment in a Panel of Italian Firms. ABSTRACT: Studies about innovation find evidence of a positive relationship between technological advancement…
  • Aug 24

    The impact of state aid on the survival and financial viability of aided firm

    The impact of state aid on the survival and financial viability of aided firm
    Sven Heim, Kai Hüschelrath, Philipp Schmidt-Dengler, and Maurizio Strazzeri estimate The impact of state aid on the survival and financial viability of aided firms. ABSTRACT: We estimate the causal impact of restructuring aid granted by the…
  • Aug 24

    Energy Prices, Pass-Through, and Incidence in U.S. Manufacturing

    Energy Prices, Pass-Through, and Incidence in U.S. Manufacturing
    Sharat Ganapati (Dept. of Economics, Yale University) ; Joseph S. Shapiro (Cowles Foundation, Yale University) ; and Reed Walker (University of California, Berkeley, IZA, & NBER) examine Energy Prices, Pass-Through, and Incidence in U.S.…
Rank this Week: 19

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Aug 7

    More on Trump's Tax Return

    More on Trump's Tax Return
    Today's New York Times Op-Ed by Mitchel Zuckoff (a journalism prof at Boston University), titled "Why We Ask to See Tax Returns" (Aug. 6, 2016), at A19, goes beyond my list of reasons taxpaying voters may learn items of interest...
  • Aug 5

    Chamber of Commerce Sues Treasury on Inversion Reg

    Chamber of Commerce Sues Treasury on Inversion Reg
    Back in April, the Chamber of commerce suggested that it might sue the Treasury Department for violating the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) over the new inversion regs that were issued in April (T.D. 9761, REG-135734-14). See Fortune…
  • Aug 4

    Taxes, Government, and the Good Life, Part 2

    Taxes, Government, and the Good Life, Part 2
    In yesterday's post, Taxes, Government, and the Good Life, I noted the "long-term position of the GOP" in favor of downsizing government, which can be seen, at least in part, as a way to justify the GOP obsession with cutting...
Rank this Week: 1031

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Aug 15

    Indonesia Upgraded to Category 1

    Indonesia Upgraded to Category 1
    The United States Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly granted Indonesia a Category 1 rating after nearly a decade as a Category 2 state. Under the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, the U.S. government…
  • Jul 28

    Is Aircraft Speed Overregulated?

    Is Aircraft Speed Overregulated?
    In a thought-provoking post over at George Mason University's Mercatus Center, Eli Dourado and Michael Kotrus draw attention to an area of aircraft regulation that is rarely discussed: aircraft speed. The post argues that innovation in air…
  • Jul 27

    EU-US Impasse Over Norwegian Air Shuttle Headed to Arbitration

    EU-US Impasse Over Norwegian Air Shuttle Headed to Arbitration
    The European Commission has informed U.S. officials that it intends to seek via arbitration proceedings a resolution to the dispute over the excessive delay by the U.S. in granting operating permission to Norwegian Air International's Irish…
Rank this Week: 792

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    The Greatest Constitutional Protestant of the Twenty-First Century

    The Greatest Constitutional Protestant of the Twenty-First Century
    So far, anyway.For the last ten years or so, I’ve had a framed New Yorkercartoon on the outside of my office door.  It’s a courtroom scene, with a man sitting on the witness stand, being cross-examined by a lawyer.  The…
  • Aug 20

    Jan Deutsch: An Appreciation

    Jan Deutsch: An Appreciation
             Musing as I do on occasion about the legal academics who have most influenced my way of thinking about law, Jan Deutsch is one of the top three. I can’t say that I was a…
  • Aug 19

    Kathleen Brady's The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law

    Kathleen Brady's The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law
    Religion is something special in American law.  A swelling army of scholars think this is unfair.  Kathleen Brady's new book, The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law, shows how and when equality between religion and…
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Aug 14

    Experiential Learning Resource

    Experiential Learning Resource
    Looking to add experiential learning to your law school course but not sure where to start or what to add? There’s a list for that! As we start another school year, let me take this chance to mention the list of experiential…
  • Aug 8

    Learning and Teaching – the Progression

    Learning and Teaching – the Progression
    I have become interested in progression and ordering lately.  Not so much with chickens and eggs, but more with respect to progressions used in the classroom.  Traditionally, I would start a class with a case and deploy it to open…
  • Aug 2

    Life balance: Our students recognize false promises and are demanding real changes based on a value set.

    Life balance: Our students recognize false promises and are demanding real changes based on a value set.
    The millennial worker is an educated consumer armed with details about the global economy. They acquire knowledge that provides factual comparisons of how similar professionals work-life is balanced in other countries versus the many demands…
Rank this Week: 1082

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise
    TweetPeter W. Martin, a professor at Cornell Law School, has just posted Possible Futures for the Legal Treatise in an Environment of Wikis, Blogs, and Myriad Online Primary Law Sources to SSRN. (Great subject!) Here’s the abstract:…
  • May 31

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging
    TweetJennifer Murphy Romig of Emory University School of Law has posted to SSRN her paper, Legal Blogging and the Rhetorical Genre of Public Legal Writing. The paper is forthcoming in Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. Here is the…
  • Dec 31

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker
    TweetA new report from the Pew Research Internet Project focuses on technology and workers. The first-listed key finding of the report is this: “Email and the internet are deemed the most important communications and information tools…
Rank this Week: 1656

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 188

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: 4429

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
  • Aug 4

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

    Testimony Before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline
    This afternoon I appeared to speak at a hearing in Buffalo held by the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline to conduct a…
  • Feb 17

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Teaching in Law Schools Today
    Here are some brief comments I made today at a UB seminar on Teaching and Learning in the Classroom of the Future: I’m not at all confident about predicting the future. It’s hard enough just seeing clearly what’s going…
  • May 12

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum

    Law School Abhors a Vacuum
    Nicole Black’s latest piece has useful and important things to say about law practice and the state of legal education. In recent months, because of a number of professional endeavors, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with…
Rank this Week: 1156

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Aug 24

    "Business Law" Earn Spot as 2016 Law Job Hiring "Trend"

    "Business Law" Earn Spot as 2016 Law Job Hiring "Trend"
    Increasing business demands are prompting companies to expand into new products and markets. Businesses also are engaging in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; issuing securities; and performing other transactions associated with…
  • Aug 23

    New Paper: Political Theories and Fiduciary Duitie

    New Paper: Political Theories and Fiduciary Duitie
    I am still working my way through this new paper, Seeking an Angle of Repose in U.S. Business Organization Law: Fiduciary Duty Themes and Observations, from J. William Callison of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. It's an interesting premise, and…
  • Aug 23

    New Paper: Political Theories and Fiduciary Duitie

    New Paper: Political Theories and Fiduciary Duitie
    I am still working my way through this new paper, Seeking an Angle of Repose in U.S. Business Organization Law: Fiduciary Duty Themes and Observations, from J. William Callison of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. It's an interesting premise, and…
Rank this Week: 307

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: 1335

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

Covers the First Amendment, democracy and design in the digital age. By New York Law School Professor Beth Simone Noveck and members of the First Amendment in the Digital Age Course at Stanford University.

http://cairns.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love
    A few days ago I gave a presentation on “Solving Public Problems with Crowdsourcing” for 80 assembled governors of the Russian Federation outside of Moscow at an event on Contemporary Management Technologies. The presentation was…
  • Jun 5

    Wiki Style Government

    Wiki Style Government
    The Public Administration Select Committee of the UK Parliament issued a Report on Public Engagement in Policymaking calling for “wiki style” approaches to policymaking and creating greater engagement in the workings of…
  • Jun 3

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 1355

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

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

    Randall v. Mousseau (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 24, 2016)

    Randall v. Mousseau (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 24, 2016)
    Now that many (if not most) trial courts no longer provide a court reporter, it's gotten tougher to prepare and transmit the record to the Court of Appeal -- something that's a prerequisite to success on appeal.  You can't just simply…
  • Aug 23

    Ortega-Lopez v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 23, 2016)

    Ortega-Lopez v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 23, 2016)
    The question is whether cockfighting is categorically a crime of moral turpitude such that it gets you deported and ineligible for relief.The particular case isn't an especially heinous one either.  Judge Owens artfully puts it this way,…
  • Aug 23

    People v. Miranda (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 23, 2016)

    People v. Miranda (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 23, 2016)
    "This case involves a razor-blade-shank attack by 'Southside' gang members on a Los Angeles County jail inmate who refused to stab another inmate at the gang’s behest."Yikes.  More evidence that being in jail is no fun at all.…
Rank this Week: 242

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
    Closed.
  • 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: 4425

Cases and Materials on Business…

Cases and Materials on Business Entities

Covers new developments in business entity law. By Seattle University School of Law Professor Eric A. Chiappinelli.

http://businessentitiesonline.typepad.com/new_developments/
  • Mar 25

    Delaware Supreme Court on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting

    Delaware Supreme Court on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting
    The Delaware Supreme Court, sitting en banc, has held that the Court of Chancery erred when it ruled that liability for breach of the duty of loyalty in a bad faith context could be imposed without a showing of intent.  
  • Sep 15

    South Dakota Supreme Court on LLC dissolution

    South Dakota Supreme Court on LLC dissolution
    The Supreme Court of South Dakota has held that an LLC may be dissolved when two of four members refuse to renegotiate the terms of an agreement between the LLC and those two members.   In Kirksey v. Grohmann, four sisters were left equal…
  • Sep 2

    Delaware Court of Chancery on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting again

    Delaware Court of Chancery on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting again
    The Delaware Court of Chancery has erroneously held that it was correct in its earlier decision to permit a case to survive summary judgment under Stone v. Ritter without facts indicating that the defendants intended to violate a known duty.…
Rank this Week: 2016

Charlotte Law in Africa

Charlotte Law in Africa

Charlotte School of Law's activities in Africa

http://charlottelawinafrica.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 5

    Grandpa Chris and his New Friend

    Grandpa Chris and his New Friend
    Cape Town – 10/02/12 Update: Today we nicknamed Chris “Grandpa” and he gladly accepted, he can be so serious sometimes!
  • Oct 5

    Grandpa Chris and his New Friend

    Grandpa Chris and his New Friend
    Cape Town – 10/02/12 Update: Today we nicknamed Chris “Grandpa” and he gladly accepted, he can be so serious sometimes! As it turns out, Cape Town must have some intense sleep effect on women, because Prof. Wofford and…
  • Oct 3

    See Wofford Run

    See Wofford Run
    USA to Cape Town 10/01/12 We boarded the plane at 6:00am, the first 6:00am flight of three that we have this week. After we all acknowledged that no one is normal at 6:00am (Nicole throwing away perfectly good cheese, Chris refusing to eat,…
Rank this Week: 4656

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 306

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Aug 24

    Second Circuit Opinion on the Alien Tort Statute: Licci v. Lebanese Canadian Bank

    Second Circuit Opinion on the Alien Tort Statute: Licci v. Lebanese Canadian Bank
    Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed down another post-Kiobel decision on the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). Licci v. Lebanese Canadian Bank involves claims against a Lebanese bank alleging that they provided international…
  • Aug 23

    Call for Papers: New Voices in Conflict of Law

    Call for Papers: New Voices in Conflict of Law
    I recently received a Call for Papers from the AALS Section on Conflict of Laws, which will be holding a program entitled New Voices in Conflict of Laws at the AALS annual meeting in January 2017. Here’s the submission procedure:...
  • Aug 23

    Sant’Ambrogio & Zimmerman on the Agency Class Action

    Sant’Ambrogio & Zimmerman on the Agency Class Action
    Michael Sant'Ambrogio and Adam Zimmerman have posted on SSRN a draft of their article, Inside the Agency Class Action, which will be published in the Yale Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: Federal agencies in the United States hear almost…
Rank this Week: 270

Community Benefits Agreements

Community Benefits Agreements

A blawg about community benefits agreements by Amy Levine staff attorney at the Government Law Center of Albany Law School.

http://communitybenefits.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    National Survey on CBA

    National Survey on CBA
    Dr. Tom Musil at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, is conducting a national survey on CBAs, and readers who have participated in CBAs should take a few minutes to fill it out. There hasn't been very much research on how…
  • Aug 9

    An "Obstructionist Manifesto"

    An "Obstructionist Manifesto"
    I've been very busy of late, and not following the news or posting as often as I would like. I apologize. The short version of the news in Buffalo is that Bass Pro, the long-proposed anchor tenant of the Canal Side project, pulled out, and…
  • Jul 14

    The debate continues on Buffalo's waterfront and possible community benefit

    The debate continues on Buffalo's waterfront and possible community benefit
    Earlier this week, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC, a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation) finalized an agreement with the New York Power Authority to issue $105 million in bonds for Buffalo's…
Rank this Week: 4692

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Aug 23

    FAN 120 (First Amendment News) Snapshots of David Cole #2: Chipping Away at Citizens United

    FAN 120 (First Amendment News) Snapshots of David Cole #2: Chipping Away at Citizens United
    If Citizens United is overturned, it will be because of the sustained efforts of critics in civil society to critique it, educate the public about why it’s wrong, and show through local initiatives that alternative reforms are possible…
  • Aug 23

    Will, Agency, and the Modern Mind

    Will, Agency, and the Modern Mind
    Susanna Blumenthal’s tour de force Law and the Modern Mind takes readers into the murkiness of the life of the mind and the troubled notion of legal responsibility in situations where men (mostly men) were expected to be rational,…
  • Aug 22

    Have We Lost Our Minds?

    Have We Lost Our Minds?
    As the publication of the new Law and the Modern Mind attests, after a prolonged absence from the world of legal scholarship, the mind is back! And not a moment a too soon. In a political season in which it is a serious question whether one…
Rank this Week: 67

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Aug 23

    Legal Publisher in Munich seeks assistant for European Commission co-funded unalex project

    Legal Publisher in Munich seeks assistant for European Commission co-funded unalex project
    Project “unalex – multilingual information for the uniform interpretation of the instruments of judicial cooperation in civil matters” English or German native speaker with law degree and knowledge / experience in…
  • Aug 22

    New Edition: Canadian Textbook on Conflict of Law

    New Edition: Canadian Textbook on Conflict of Law
    Irwin Law has published (August 2016) the second edition of Conflict of Laws by Stephen Pitel (Western University) and Nicholas Rafferty (University of Calgary).  This treatise aims to explain and analyze the rules of the…
  • Aug 11

    Out now: Fundamental Questions of European Private International Law

    Out now: Fundamental Questions of European Private International Law
    Stefan Arnold from the University of Graz has edited a volume on fundamental questions of European Private International Law (Grundfragen des Europäischen Kollisionsrechts, Mohr Siebeck 2016, VII + 167 pages, ISBN 978-3-16-153979-4).…
Rank this Week: 39

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Aug 23

    Wharton Financial Regulation Spring Conference Call For Paper

    Wharton Financial Regulation Spring Conference Call For Paper
    I'm putting together a conference with Peter Conti-Brown on the above subject in the spring of 2017, and we thought...
  • Aug 23

    AALS BA: CFP deadline tomorrow!

    AALS BA: CFP deadline tomorrow!
    Call for Papers – Joint Program with the AALS Section on Business Associations and the AALS Section on Comparative Law...
  • Aug 20

    Alabama Hiring, In, Inter Alia, Business Law

    Alabama Hiring, In, Inter Alia, Business Law
    THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill entry-level/junior-lateral tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Candidates must...
Rank this Week: 105

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Aug 23

    Trump’s Audience

    Trump’s Audience
    Behind Trump’s remarks and his imperviousness to criticism is the audience he’s after. Trump charges that this election is rigged because his audience doesn’t like who can vote. One can respond that elections have been…
  • Aug 16

    Silencing: Pensions, Kurds and Black Lives Matter

    Silencing: Pensions, Kurds and Black Lives Matter
    We watched a Black Lives Matter march pass in front of our house recently. It reminded me of something that happened in 1972, when NBC aired a documentary called “Pensions: The Broken Promise.” It described many instances in which…
  • Aug 9

    Beyond Channeling Money

    Beyond Channeling Money
    This is the sixth and last in a series on Money in Politics Money finds ways to influence the political system despite our efforts to prohibit or replace it. It’s like a balloon that bulges wherever it can, or water that finds any…
Rank this Week: 4694

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 22

    Microsoft Does Marijuana

    Microsoft Does Marijuana
    In a move that demonstrates how contracts for various aspects of marijuana products and services are going mainstream, Microsoft Corp. has accepted a contract to make marijuana-tracking software available for sale on its cloud computing…
  • Aug 21

    Does “Similar Quality” Reflect a $17,100 Reduction in Car Resale Value?

    Does “Similar Quality” Reflect a $17,100 Reduction in Car Resale Value?
    Plaintiff William Baldwin’s almost new Toyota Tundra pickup truck was badly damaged when, while parked, the cars of two other men slammed into it. This decreased the car’s future resale value by more than $17,100. Mr. Baldwin filed suit…
  • Aug 21

    Scholarship Spotlight - "Undermining Justice: The Two Rises of Freedom of Contract and the Fall of Equity" (Hila Keren - Southwestern Law School)

    Scholarship Spotlight - "Undermining Justice: The Two Rises of Freedom of Contract and the Fall of Equity" (Hila Keren - Southwestern Law School)
    The number of United States Supreme Court cases whose names have crossed over into becoming widespread epithets is relatively few, but the leading contender from this group that also has contract-law implications is surely Lochner v. New…
Rank this Week: 357

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…
  • 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…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 4733

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 23

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie
    Bankruptcy filings by major cities have reinvigorated attention to municipal bankruptcy. As chapter 9 and its application have become more like chapter 11, a wide range of creditors are being swept into the process. As written before, city…
  • Aug 22

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video
    I'm trying something new this year. My consumer bankruptcy policy seminar students will read many great articles by many wonderful academics on this blog, as well as others, but this year, their "reading" will also include a great…
  • Aug 15

    Uber Helps Me Revise My Contracts Syllabu

    Uber Helps Me Revise My Contracts Syllabu
    I've been meaning to post about this recent decision, by Judge Rakoff in the Southern District of New York, denying motions by Uber and its CEO Travis Kalanick to compel arbitration of a class action lawsuit. More coverage here (Bloomberg)...
Rank this Week: 310

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Aug 24

    "California Senate Sends Major Civil Forfeiture Bill to Governor’s Desk"

    "California Senate Sends Major Civil Forfeiture Bill to Governor’s Desk"
    From a press release from the Institute for Justice: Today, the California Senate voted to overhaul the state’s civil forfeiture laws by passing SB 443. The bill marks one of the nation’s most significant reforms of its kind. “Civil…
  • Aug 24

    Denno on The Firing Squad

    Denno on The Firing Squad
    Deborah W. Denno (Fordham Law School) has posted The Firing Squad as a 'Known and Available Alternative Method of Execution' Post-Glossip on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Glossip v. Gross, the United States Supreme Court’s most recent…
  • Aug 24

    Prescott on Post-Release Regulations and Sex Offender Recidivism

    Prescott on Post-Release Regulations and Sex Offender Recidivism
    J.J. Prescott (University of Michigan Law School) has posted Portmanteau Ascendant: Post-Release Regulations and Sex Offender Recidivism (Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The purported purpose of…
Rank this Week: 108

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Possession of Child Pornography and the “Unit of Prosecution”

    Possession of Child Pornography and the “Unit of Prosecution”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of Minnesota:  State v. Bakken, 2016 WL 4126390 (Supreme Court of Minnesota 2016).  This court is examining an issue the Court of Appeals of New Mexico addressed last…
  • Aug 22

    Theft of Services, the 4th Amendment and Name, DOB and Phone Number

    Theft of Services, the 4th Amendment and Name, DOB and Phone Number
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Georgia:  State v. Hill, 2016 WL 3751806 (2016). The Court of Appeals begins the opinion by explaining that[t]his case involves allegations that James Brandon Hill…
  • Aug 19

    Second-degree Burglary, Mutilated Bras and Email

    Second-degree Burglary, Mutilated Bras and Email
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Minnesota:  State v. Deitering, 2016 WL 4262976 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatDouglas Deitering faced a second-degree burglary charge for…
Rank this Week: 613

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: 1183

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 24

    Easy Choices on the Ballot for Aug. 30, 2016

    Easy Choices on the Ballot for Aug. 30, 2016
    There are several easy choices on my ballot (not counting the Circuit Court and County Court judicial elections that I already blogged about). Summary US Congress FL-27: Scott Fuhrman (line 33) State Rep., Dist. 114: Daisy Baez (line 66)…
  • Aug 22

    Yike

    Yike
    New Clinton ad doesn’t mince (Trump’s) words:
  • Aug 22

    Yike

    Yike
    New Clinton ad doesn’t mince (Trump’s) words:
Rank this Week: 21

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?

    The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?
    Nine years ago, the Democratic presidential primaries had already begun. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner, suffered an upset defeat in the Iowa caucuses. Clinton lost the caucuses because... To view the rest of this article,…
  • Oct 30

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

    DISSENTING JUSTICE IS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!
    Hello. Due to the ease of posting, I update this blog primarily on Facebook (most things) and Twitter. It moves at a rapid pace.  Please join. I have covered a lot of police... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 23

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It

    Cop Swindles Elderly Dementia Victim of $2 Million; Department Does Nothing to Stop It
    In a rather disturbing case of police misconduct, Aaron Goodwin, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire police officer, took advantage of a 91-year-old woman with dementia. She had called 911 for some reason,... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 266

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Aug 9

    Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association

    Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association
    Professor Alan Bogg of Oxford has a new paper exploring freedom of association that draws heavily on recent developments in Canada and that engages with the scholarship of University of Toronto law professor Brian Langille.   Alan has…
  • Jul 28

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator
    July 28 2016 An interesting arbitration award was issued the other day that found that the Toronto Transit Commission violated employees’ collective agreement rights and the Human Rights Code in the manner in which it used a…
  • Jul 27

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released
    July 27 2016 The long-awaited Interim report of the Changing Workplaces Review has finally been released. Here it is. It’s well known in the labour law community that the Liberals have had the report for some time but only now, in…
Rank this Week: 1079

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 24

    The Long-Term Prospects for the Libertarian and Green Partie

    The Long-Term Prospects for the Libertarian and Green Partie
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column pitches Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) as an idea that both small parties and the two major parties should support. Don't know what IRV is? Read the column. The basic idea is that IRV makes it possible to…
  • Aug 23

    How to Make a Dead IRS Conspiracy Theory Look Not Completely Dead

    How to Make a Dead IRS Conspiracy Theory Look Not Completely Dead
    by Neil H. BuchananHow does a right-wing conspiracy theory work?  Why do Republicans insist on pursuing even obvious dead ends?  One answer to those questions is that they have a virtual army of people who are willing to push these…
  • Aug 22

    Blackmail, Ransom, and Leverage

    Blackmail, Ransom, and Leverage
    by Michael DorfTwo recent unrelated news stories raise interesting questions about the legitimate scope of leverage in dealings with and by the government. One concerns Aetna's decision to pull out of the ACA exchanges in eleven states in…
Rank this Week: 601

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 1616

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Aug 24

    Sicker on Admission, Not 100% on Discharge?

    Sicker on Admission, Not 100% on Discharge?
    The Kaiser Health Network (KHN) and U.S. News ran a story in July about elders' admission to hospitals. They may be sicker on admission and when discharged, may not be able to care for themselves, needing help with ADLs. Elderly...
  • Aug 24

    Signs of Our Times? Japanese Stores Are Increasingly Convenient for Senior

    Signs of Our Times? Japanese Stores Are Increasingly Convenient for Senior
    Dickinson Law Professor Laurel Terry sent me a timely link to an NPR story about Japanese convenience stores. I was already thinking about how retail shopping has changed over the years. For example, on the corner of 7th Avenue and...
  • Aug 23

    A Cellphone Required for Social Security Online Access and Then Not

    A Cellphone Required for Social Security Online Access and Then Not
    This is a story of now you need it, now you don't. Social Security recently required that a person have a cellphone to use the online benefits services. The New York Times ran an article about this requirement that went...
Rank this Week: 139

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 948

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: 2688

Equity is Swell

Equity is Swell

Covers equity and equitable remedies. By Professor Stephen Spitz.

http://equityisswell.com/
  • Feb 19

    A Change By The Writer of this Blog

    A Change By The Writer of this Blog
    For the past number of years, I have been a law school professor. And, since this blog was first started, it has been my pleasure to write about matters dealing with equity, equitable remedies, and various other related topics in…
  • Feb 19

    A Change By The Writer of this Blog

    A Change By The Writer of this Blog
    For the past number of years, I have been a law school professor. And, since this blog was first started, it has been my pleasure to write about matters dealing with equity, equitable remedies, and various other related topics in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3426