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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 15

    Annual Conference on EU Asylum Law 2014

    Annual Conference on EU Asylum Law 2014
    Objective This conference will provide asylum law practitioners with practical insight into the current challenges and changes affecting applications for asylum in the EU under the subsidiary protection regime. It will also analyse the recent…
  • Sep 14

    Women in War and at War Conference 2014

    Women in War and at War Conference 2014
    The University of Warwick, Open University Law School and Aberystwyth University are hosting the Women In and At War Conference 2014 on 18th and 19th September at Scarman House (University of Warwick). Women’s roles in war are…
  • Sep 12

    The Legality of ISIS Air Strikes Under International Law

    The Legality of ISIS Air Strikes Under International Law
    President Obama announced in his speech on September 10 that the United States would pursue expanded military (air) strikes against the Islamic State or ISIS terrorist group in both Iraq and Syria.  Many academics have already…
Rank this Week: 16

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Sep 15

    Guerra-Pujol on the Trolley Problem

    Guerra-Pujol on the Trolley Problem
    Enrique Guerra-Pujol (University of Central Florida; Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico) has posted Trolley Problems (Drake Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper proposes a novel and probabilistic…
  • Sep 15

    Bartholomew on Vulnerability Theory & Class Action

    Bartholomew on Vulnerability Theory & Class Action
    Christine P. Bartholomew (SUNY Buffalo Law School) has posted Redefining Prey and Predator in Class Actions (Brooklyn Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Aggregate litigation’s potential as a tool for the disempowered is…
  • Sep 15

    Balganesh & Parchomovsky on Structure & Value in the Common Law

    Balganesh & Parchomovsky on Structure & Value in the Common Law
    Shyamkrishna Balganesh and Gideon Parchomovsky (University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School) have posted Structure and Value in the Common Law (University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 163, 2015,…
Rank this Week: 22

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 15

    Benzarti Presents How Taxing is Tax Filing? Today at UC-Berkeley

    Benzarti Presents How Taxing is Tax Filing? Today at UC-Berkeley
    Youssef Benzarti (UC-Berkeley, Department of Economics) presents How Taxing is Tax Filing? Leaving Money on the Table Because of Compliance Costs at UC-Berkeley today as part of the Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance…
  • Sep 15

    NY Times: Student Loans Increasingly Burden the Elderly, Not Just the Young

    NY Times: Student Loans Increasingly Burden the Elderly, Not Just the Young
    New York Times: Student Loan Debt Burdens More Than Just Young People, by Elizabeth Olson: [A]n estimated two million Americans age 60 and older ... are in debt from unpaid student loans, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New…
  • Sep 15

    State Tax Fairness Ranking

    State Tax Fairness Ranking
    Wallet Hub, 2014′s Most & Least Fair State Tax Systems: As a follow up to our 2014 Tax Fairness Survey which focused largely on federal tax policy, WalletHub has analyzed and ranked the 50 states based on the fairness of their state and…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Sep 9

    Business as Usual During Alteration

    Business as Usual During Alteration
    In order to debug some very odd behavior under the hood, I’ll be doing odd things to the site theme in the next day or two. While it may temporarily change the looks, it shouldn’t change the content.
  • Sep 8

    The Rumors Were True

    The Rumors Were True
    Donna Shalala will ‘step down’ as U.Miami President at the end of the school year. It is with gratitude and affection for the University that I share with you my decision to step down at the end of the 2014-2015 … Continue…
  • Sep 4

    Gripe (Small)

    Gripe (Small)
    WordPress released a new version of its TwentyTen theme.  Would it kill them to include a changelog?
Rank this Week: 27

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    New Issue: International Peacekeeping

    New Issue: International Peacekeeping
    The latest issue of International Peacekeeping (Vol. 21, no. 3, 2014) is out. Contents include:Filippo Dionigi, UN Security Council Resolutions as Factors of International Socialization: The Case of Hezbollah Hugh Breakey & Sidney…
  • Sep 15

    NYU Hauser Globalization Colloquium for Fall 2014

    NYU Hauser Globalization Colloquium for Fall 2014
    Here's the schedule for this fall's New York University School of Law Hauser Globalization Colloquium:September 10, 2014: Harold Hongju Koh (Yale Univ. – Law), How to End the Forever War? 9/11+13September 24, 2014: Robert Chesney (Univ.…
  • Sep 15

    Papastavridis & Trapp: Crimes at Sea / La criminalité en mer

    Papastavridis & Trapp: Crimes at Sea / La criminalité en mer
    Efthymios D. Papastavridis (Univ. of Thrace - Law; Academy of Athens) & Kimberley N. Trapp (Univ. College London - Law) have published Crimes at Sea /La criminalité en mer (Brill | Nijhoff 2014). The table of contents is here.…
Rank this Week: 32

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 36

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 15

    Of Judicial Notice and the Big Lebowski

    Of Judicial Notice and the Big Lebowski
    Last week, Doug Jasinski graced my post with a comment challenging my interest in how different media like blogs and Wikipedia articles find their way into judgments. His question: “Do 20-year old slacker movies…
  • Sep 15

    Ten Specific Strategies for Avoiding Communication-Based Claim

    Ten Specific Strategies for Avoiding Communication-Based Claim
    Problems with lawyer-client communication are the number-one cause of claims reported to LAWPRO. The way to prevent these claims sounds simple enough: Remind lawyers to communicate better with their clients. However, appeals to…
  • Sep 15

    Law Student Wellness and Mental Health

    Law Student Wellness and Mental Health
    There’s a new resource that aims to assist Ontario law students with issues relating to “stress, anxiety, and other wellness and mental health concerns.” JustBalance, which received funding from the Ontario Ministry of…
Rank this Week: 37

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 40

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Settlement Reached In Presbyterian Church Property Dispute

    Settlement Reached In Presbyterian Church Property Dispute
    Presbyterian News Service and The Christian Post reported last week that a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit (see prior posting) brought against Presbyterian Church USA by the Dallas, Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Highland…
  • Sep 15

    Complaint Filed With HHS Over California Requirement That Insurance Policies Cover Elective Abortion

    Complaint Filed With HHS Over California Requirement That Insurance Policies Cover Elective Abortion
    Last week, seven employees of the religiously-affiliated Loyola Marymount University filed a complaint (full text) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services objecting to a decision by the California Department of Managed Health…
  • Sep 15

    New EEOC Nominee Announced

    New EEOC Nominee Announced
    Last week the White House announced that President Obama will nominate  Charlotte Burrows to fill a vacant position on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Burrows is currently Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department…
Rank this Week: 42

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 15

    Let Them Go?

    Let Them Go?
    Claire Enders (the Guardian) anticipates a host of changes for the media if Scottish voters opt to leave the UK and set up on their own. Among them: no access to the BBC--Scots will have to subscribe to SkyTV, Virgin...
  • Sep 12

    CATegorically Speaking

    CATegorically Speaking
    Reading and friendship are FUNdamental.
  • Sep 11

    The Good, the Bad, and the Rest

    The Good, the Bad, and the Rest
    Jo Becker examines the journalist genre of non-fiction for the New York Times here.
Rank this Week: 45

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 50

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
  • Sep 15

    Invitation to Tender: Economic Study to Cross-Border Trade in the Insurance Sector

    Invitation to Tender: Economic Study to Cross-Border Trade in the Insurance Sector
    The European Commission has published an invitation to tender relating to an economic study on the impact of differences in insurance contract law on cross-border trade in the insurance sector. Deadline for submissions is 28 October…
  • Sep 14

    Yearbook of Private International Law, 2013-2014

    Yearbook of Private International Law, 2013-2014
    In line with its predecessors, Volume XV (2013/2014) of the Yearbook of Private International Law offers a comprehensive insight into the contemporary trends of private international law in terms of both theoretical thinking…
  • Sep 12

    New Issue of Revue Hellénique de Droit International

    New Issue of Revue Hellénique de Droit International
    The new issue of Revue Hellénique de Droit International 2/2013 [Vol. 66] was published earlier this month. Table des matières Première Partie - Articles Dossier spécial La Proposition de Règlement…
Rank this Week: 53

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 19

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox
    Christopher Hoofnagle writes for Medium, August 4, 2014 Privacy surveys find that individuals care about privacy, but any observer of social networks can find a great deal of profligate, ill-advised information sharing. 
  • Aug 19

    American exceptionism

    American exceptionism
    Jonathan Simon interviewed on This is Hell, August 2, 2014 “2014 is to mass incarceration what 1964 was to segregation – the year that it became totally discredited, but also ended up becoming the norm for American society.”
  • Aug 19

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Peter J. Henning write for The New York Times, August 1, 2014 Allergan has taken a well-worn route to fight off a takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William A. Ackman’s hedge fund,…
Rank this Week: 60

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 15

    Common Estate Planning Mistake

    Common Estate Planning Mistake
    While creating an estate plan is not at the top of everyone’s to-do list, it is important. Yet, oftentimes when people do get around to making their after-death arrangements, there are a multitude of ways they can stumble. Below are...
  • Sep 15

    Using 529 Funds for Internship

    Using 529 Funds for Internship
    Internships enable students apply what they are learning in the classroom to the real world. Yet, if you plan in applying funds from a 529 tax-advantaged college savings account to cover all of these expenses related to an internship,…
  • Sep 15

    Income Inequality Hinders State Revenue Growth

    Income Inequality Hinders State Revenue Growth
    According to a report by Standard $ Poor’s, income inequality and the widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and the rest of the population has been matched by a decrease in state tax revenue. Although income for the affluent has...
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Sep 15

    Jon Dalver Inc. v. Arch Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 15, 2014)

    Jon Dalver Inc. v. Arch Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 15, 2014)
    How'd you like to have this case walk in the door:The owner/manager of Jon Dalver, Inc. (a cosmetics manufacturing company) sees a used sanitary napkin around the toilet area in the women's bathroom and blood around the toilet seat.  She…
  • Sep 15

    U.S. v. Gadson (9th Cir. - Aug. 19, 2014)

    U.S. v. Gadson (9th Cir. - Aug. 19, 2014)
    This house is somewhat cute.  Small, of course.  A fixer-upper.  But right along the river in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Lots of space.  For sale now for $119,500.  The beauty and splendor of the Alaska frontier can be…
  • Sep 12

    Schinkel v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 12, 2014)

    Schinkel v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 12, 2014)
    Prisoner Larry Schinkel wants to recall his three-strikes, 25-to-life sentence under Proposition 36, and the question is whether he was convicted of a serious or violent felony and hence disqualified from relief under the statute.Schinkel has…
Rank this Week: 67

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 15

    Lexisnexi

    Lexisnexi
  • Sep 15

    Little Readers: Dancing Home by Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta

    Little Readers: Dancing Home by Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta
    Cover Art via Alma Flor Ada Dancing Home by Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta is a book targeted to children ages 8-12. It tells the tale of two young cousins: Margie, born in the United States, and Lupe,...
  • Sep 13

    Immigrant of the Day: Carlos Noriega From Peru | Astronaut

    Immigrant of the Day: Carlos Noriega From Peru | Astronaut
    Carlos Noriega From Peru | Astronaut Carlos Noriega served as an astronaut for NASA, involved in spaceflights to rendezvous and dock with the Russian Space Station and to assemble the International Space Station. After earning a master’s…
Rank this Week: 66

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 70

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
  • Sep 15

    Alexander Hamilton on a Bill of Right

    Alexander Hamilton on a Bill of Right
    What was the original understanding of a bill of rights?  This is one of the questions that my next book will address.  A useful source is Federalist #84, in which Hamilton defended the Constitution against the criticism that it…
  • Sep 15

    Local Government and Global Urbanization

    Local Government and Global Urbanization
    The world’s future looks to be an urban one. The United Nations estimates that by 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. The planet’s urban population will increase from about 2.5 billion to over six…
  • Sep 12

    31.1 (First Amendment News) Proposed amendment to 1st Amendment fails — A brief history of it all

    31.1 (First Amendment News) Proposed amendment to 1st Amendment fails — A brief history of it all
    We must preserve our Bill of Rights including our rights to free speech. We must not allow officials to diminish and ration that right. We must not let this proposal become the supreme law of the land. – Senator Chuck Grassley, Sept.…
Rank this Week: 77

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Sep 12

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:Andover Institute Launch: A Hub for Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning Please join us to celebrate the official launch of the Andover Institute on Friday, October 17, 2014. The program…
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
  • Jul 2

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More
    A few times per year, I have been sharing a “Head of School’s bookshelf” with community members at Phillips Academy.  It comes this time in two parts: 1) six books that are among those I’ve read in the past few…
Rank this Week: 80

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 85

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Sep 15

    (Still) more on "The Freedom of the Church"

    (Still) more on "The Freedom of the Church"
    Over at the Law & Liberty blog, they ran a short essay of mine in which I set out the short-version of some claims I've been making in recent years about the freedom of religion and "the freedom of the church." They also…
  • Sep 15

    A "Shell" Game in the Sixth Circuit?

    A "Shell" Game in the Sixth Circuit?
    In US v. Young, the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a startlingly severe sentence for what seems like innocuous conduct, and the blogosphere has taken note (h/t Sentencing Law & Policy). As Eugene Volokh put it in his post title, the case…
  • Sep 15

    Spot the differences, if you possibly can

    Spot the differences, if you possibly can
    Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry used racist stereotypes in evaluating and describing player Luol Deng. The comments were unquestionably tasteless and offensive; they might form the basis for an employment-discrimination action, although Deng did…
Rank this Week: 89

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Sep 14

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient
    New York Magazine: My Year As an Abortion Doula, by Alex Ronan: Welcome to Ovaries Week — the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising…
  • Sep 12

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion
    The New York Times op-ed: This Is What an Abortion Looks Like, by Merritt Tierce: I MET Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor, for the first time last week, and I told her how much...
  • Sep 12

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion
    Kansas City Star - The Buzz blog: Missouri Republicans override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of 72-hour abortion waiting period, by Jason Hancock: Missouri Republicans made history late Wednesday night, turning to a rarely-used procedural move to…
Rank this Week: 88

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 101

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 99

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Sep 15

    Lawyers and Slavery -- Part Three

    Lawyers and Slavery -- Part Three
    One of the greatest trial lawyers of the Nineteenth Century was Daniel W. Voorhees, who first rose to prominence when he defended one of John Brown’s raiders. Although he was from Indiana, Voorhees was an ardently pro-slavery Democrat, and…
  • Sep 15

    Hiring Announcement: Calgary

    Hiring Announcement: Calgary
    From our friends to the north: The University of Calgary is looking to make faculty appointments. Calgary is in a period of institutional growth. Nine new faculty appointments have been made in the past three years, and the school wants...
  • Sep 13

    Re-Integrating Spaces at Savannah Law School

    Re-Integrating Spaces at Savannah Law School
    Next Friday and Saturday Savannah Law School will host a symposium on progressive property that celebrates the opening of their new building -- the renovated Candler Hospital, which dates back to 1819. They're calling it "Re-Integrating…
Rank this Week: 105

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/
  • Sep 15

    Crowdfunding and Medical Philanthropy

    Crowdfunding and Medical Philanthropy
    Crowdfunding site GoFundMe recently removed the funding page for a person looking to crowdfund her abortion. Past crowdfunding campaigns have funded fertility treatments, gender confirmation surgeries, organ transplants, and other medical…
  • Sep 15

    I'm Done with ABA Accreditation

    I'm Done with ABA Accreditation
    I was recently asked to serve on an ABA site team to reaccredit a law school. I have done this before; it’s hard work, but it’s fun. You get to see how another law school operates and meet many legal...
  • Sep 14

    Hobby Lobby Redux: 7 Corporate Law/Theory Quote

    Hobby Lobby Redux: 7 Corporate Law/Theory Quote
    This coming Tuesday, I am scheduled to provide a brief overview of the corporate law/theory aspects of Hobby Lobby as part of the University of Akron’s Supreme Court Roundup. What follows are the seven key quotes from the opinion that...
Rank this Week: 110

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) We interrupt your regularly scheduled Lawfare Event Calender to bring you: The Future of Civilian Robotics. Monday, September 15th at 2 pm: Governance Studies at…
  • Sep 15

    Happening Now: The Future of Civilian Robotic

    Happening Now: The Future of Civilian Robotic
    At the top of the hour, Ben will host a conversation at the Brookings Institution with Wells Bennett, John Villasenor, and Gregory McNeal on The Future of Civilian Robotics. We hope you will join us for a lively discussion of the many…
  • Sep 15

    Al-Hadi Case: September 15 Session

    Al-Hadi Case: September 15 Session
     A note to readers: business back at Brookings will keep your correspondent away from Fort Meade, and from observing, almost live and via CCTV broadcast,  a two-day pre-trial hearing in the military commission case of United…
Rank this Week: 125

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Sep 13

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly
    PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has a terrific essay in the Review section of today’s Wall Street Journal.  The essay, Competition Is for Losers, is adapted from Mr. Thiel’s soon-to-be-released book, Zero to One:…
  • Sep 11

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement
    Recently I highlighted problems with the FTC’s enforcement actions targeting companies’ data security protection policies, and recommended that the FTC adopt a cost-benefit approach to regulation in this area.  Yesterday the…
  • Sep 11

    Antitrust Enforcement in Reverse: Getting Efficiencies Backward

    Antitrust Enforcement in Reverse: Getting Efficiencies Backward
    A century ago Congress enacted the Clayton Act, which prohibits acquisitions that may substantially lessen competition. For years, the antitrust enforcement Agencies looked at only one part of the ledger – the potential for price…
Rank this Week: 130

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Sep 11

    Barocas and Selbst on Big Data's Disparate Impact

    Barocas and Selbst on Big Data's Disparate Impact
    Solon Barocas and Andrew D. Selbst have posted "Big Data's Disparate Impact," which focues on the relationship between big data mining and Title VII. Here's the abstract: Big Data promises to replace faulty intuitions with facts,…
  • Sep 10

    Disability and the Law Writing Competition

    Disability and the Law Writing Competition
    My TJSL colleague Susan Bisom-Rapp would like to share the following about a new writing competition: Thomas Jefferson School of law is pleased to announce the inaugural Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition. Made…
  • Sep 9

    Does Compelling Unions to Represent Non-Members Violate the Takings Clause?

    Does Compelling Unions to Represent Non-Members Violate the Takings Clause?
    Catherine Fisk has argued that Harris v. Quinn, taken to its logical conclusion, means that the duty of fair representation violates the free speech rights of unions by compelling them to represent non-members. Does it also violate the…
Rank this Week: 129

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 132

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    How to Get a Fellowship: Advice?

    How to Get a Fellowship: Advice?
    It's fellowship application season -- for aspiring history professors, aspiring law professors, and established scholars. The Legal Scholarship Blog recently posted a link to Mary Dudziak's 2007 LHB post on "How to Get a Fellowship: Tips for…
  • Sep 15

    Conference: "The Highest Tribute: The Michigan Journal of Race & Law at Twenty"

    Conference: "The Highest Tribute: The Michigan Journal of Race & Law at Twenty"
    Later this week, the Michigan Law Program in Race, Law & History will host a conference in honor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. Here's the program for "The Highest Tribute: The Michigan Journal of Race & Law at…
  • Sep 15

    ASLH Annual Meeting Program

    ASLH Annual Meeting Program
    And, while we're at it, we should note that the preliminary version of the program for the annual meeting if the American Society for Legal History is now up available through the ASLH's website.  The meeting will be in Denver, November…
Rank this Week: 133

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 144

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
  • May 29

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer
    Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. David has been involved in the Internet space more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, starting with PayPal in 1999. He…
Rank this Week: 141

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 15

    "Robert Griffin III and the Sunk Cost Fallacy"

    "Robert Griffin III and the Sunk Cost Fallacy"
    Neil Irwin: ... economic theory says we should make decisions based only on the costs and benefits that a course of action has in the future, not on “sunk costs,” which we’ll never get back. When you... [[ This is a content…
  • Sep 15

    NFL Mess Tweet of the Day

    NFL Mess Tweet of the Day
    Backing for Condoleezza Rice to take over scandal hit NFL http://t.co/YBBElkUGvL Time for @nflcommish to step down and let Condi run it — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) September 15, 2014 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Sep 12

    Why should UCLA belong to the AALS? I can't think of a single good reason.

    Why should UCLA belong to the AALS? I can't think of a single good reason.
    Nicholas Georgakopoulos comes at the question from one angle. I want to come at it from another angle. 1. The Association of American Law Schools is not an accrediting agency, so nothing bad would... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 151

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Sep 10

    Criminal Heterosexual Speech

    Criminal Heterosexual Speech
    Though the title of this post sounds like SEO keyword trolling, it is not. Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released its opinion in Commonwealth v. Sullivan (can be found here). Mr. Sullivan was found guilty of violating…
  • Aug 20

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.
    The Connecticut Bar Association voted on whether to sign onto a brief in support of a firearms law. The House of Delegates voted yes, 2-1, but there was a referendum petition. A vote was taken. By a vote of 734-729 (5 votes), the members…
  • Aug 20

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.
    The Connecticut Bar Association voted on whether to sign onto a brief in support of a firearms law. The House of Delegates voted yes, 2-1, but there was a referendum petition. A vote was taken. By a vote of 734-729 (5 votes), the members…
Rank this Week: 164

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Aug 21

    Innovating Legal Education

    Innovating Legal Education
    A year ago, in late August 2013, I posted a brief bit about my hopes for the coming year from the standpoint of innovation in legal education.  (Here is the link.)  By design, I was somewhat melodramatic and apocalyptic about…
  • Aug 12

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship
    Last week I attended the 14th edition of the “Intellectual Property Scholars Conference,” or IPSC. I came back to Pittsburgh inspired, challenged, and a little … well, down. Did I see into the scholarly soul of the…
  • Jun 29

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View
    All of the interest in the Supreme Court tomorrow is likely to be focused on Hobby Lobby and, to a lesser extent, Harris v. Quinn. But I’ll be watching something that happens before either of those decisions is announced. I’ll…
Rank this Week: 163

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • Sep 15

    In the New

    In the New
    I feel a little guilty about blogging about both of these items, for different reasons, but here goes... 1. I...
  • Sep 12

    After the Deal Summarized

    After the Deal Summarized
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and I have, as you may recall, been working on a Fannie and Freddie litigation paper -...
  • Sep 11

    Capital Adequacy New

    Capital Adequacy New
    The Basel Committee is doing a lot of Basel III capital accord implementation this week. Page 10 of this report...
Rank this Week: 185

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 198

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform
    Professor Judy Baer is the best feminist theorist most readers of Balkinization have never heard of.  Her works, most notably Our Lives Before the Law and The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women (with Leslie Goldstein) are classics…
  • Sep 12

    Obama's Unconstitutional War

    Obama's Unconstitutional War
    There wasn't enough space on the New York Times' op-ed page for me to elaborate a key legal issue in my critique of Obama's unilateral declaration of war against ISIS. My essay emphasized that in 2001 Congress rejected President Bush's…
  • Sep 11

    The Elasticity of War: The Ever Expanding AUMF

    The Elasticity of War: The Ever Expanding AUMF
    President Obama may not have initiated the War on Terrorism, but he has certainly become attached to it. The administration now maintains that the President's announced campaign to use force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant…
Rank this Week: 206

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Sep 14

    Boston College Law is hiring

    Boston College Law is hiring
    Boston College is looking to hire this year. Here's the announcement: BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL seeks a full-time faculty member interested in establishing and teaching in a transactional clinic that emphasizes entrepreneurship, technology,…
  • Sep 12

    4 Names to Replace Berger

    4 Names to Replace Berger
    According to the Delaware Law Weekly, Delaware's Judicial Nominating Committee has sent four names to the governor's office to consider as replacements for the now retired Justice Carolyn Berger: The candidates are said to be Superior Court…
  • Sep 12

    Evidence Based Corporate Law

    Evidence Based Corporate Law
    Vice Chancellor Laster has posted a 3 page comment titled Evidence Based Corporate Law on SSRN (also appearing in the Del J Corp Law). Here's the abstract: Abstract: John Maynard Keynes is said to have observed, "When the facts…
Rank this Week: 236

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Sep 12

    Oregon Supreme Court Applies Aggregate Settlement Rule to Clergy Abuse

    Oregon Supreme Court Applies Aggregate Settlement Rule to Clergy Abuse
    On August 21, 2014, the Oregon Supreme Court embraced the ALI's definition of a non-class aggregate settlement and held that an attorney who represented victims of clergy abuse failed to get the clients' informed consent before distributing a…
  • Sep 10

    Panel on Class Action Reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon Case

    Panel on Class Action Reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon Case
    Professor Neal Katyal (Georgetown) and Theodore Olson (Gibson Dunn) take part in a Federalist Society panel on class action reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon case; the panel is moderated by Stuart Taylor (Brookings Institution).
  • Aug 22

    Sampling in CAFA litigation

    Sampling in CAFA litigation
    In a recent decision authored by Judge Easterbrook, the 7th Circuit suggested that plaintiffs looking to prove that their case falls under the "home state exception" to CAFA can use sampling and extrapolation to prove their…
Rank this Week: 247

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    In-sourcing continues apace

    In-sourcing continues apace
    WSJ carries the story. Law Firms Face New Competition — Their Own Clients Law firms are contending with growing competition from their own clients. Many companies are cutting back on their use of outside law firms, and having staff…
  • Sep 14

    Diversity in the Profession: "The Sotomayor Factor"

    Diversity in the Profession: "The Sotomayor Factor"
    I heard arguments in the NY Court of Appeals last week. The courthouse is beautiful. Inside, portraits of former judges cover the walls. Overwhelmingly, they are white men, many with whiskers. That will change. Today, there are four women…
  • Sep 13

    Why Did Prof. Steven Salaita Lose?

    Why Did Prof. Steven Salaita Lose?
    (Cross-posted, with some additions, from The Faculty Lounge) The trustees of the University of Illinois have voted 8-1 against providing Steven Salaita a tenured appointment in the department of American Indian Studies. As I have written…
Rank this Week: 251