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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

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/
  • May 24

    No Joke

    No Joke
    As The Wall Street Journal recently reported, “There’s an Uber for everything now. Washio is for having someone do your laundry, Sprig and SpoonRocket cook your dinner and Shyp will mail things out so you don’t have to brave…
  • May 23

    Ireland Embraces Marriage Equality

    Ireland Embraces Marriage Equality
    Videos like this carry the day in Ireland’s referendum: How long before the entire US catches up?
  • May 22

    Box.com requires TLS 1.0, 1.1 & 1.2

    Box.com requires TLS 1.0, 1.1 & 1.2
    In order to get box.com to work on my computer, I had to enable TLS 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2 in Internet Explorer, even though I almost never use IE. I had turned off all three versions of TLS on security … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 11

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 14

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
  • May 24

    Travaux du Comité Français de Droit International Privé

    Travaux du Comité Français de Droit International Privé
    The release of the latest volume of the Travaux du Comité Français de DIP, 2013-2014, has just been announced. These are the contributions therein: Olivier CACHARD Les conventions uniformes régissant les transports…
  • May 23

    Conference on Extraterritorial Application of EU Law 18-19 June (Vigo, Spain)

    Conference on Extraterritorial Application of EU Law 18-19 June (Vigo, Spain)
    The Spanish Association of Professors of International Law and International Relations is hosting a conference on The Extraterritorial Application of EU Law in Vigo (Spain) the 18th and 19th of June 2015. The conference is structured in 8…
  • May 22

    2nd Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture and Kosmos-Dialogue

    2nd Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture and Kosmos-Dialogue
    On June 1, 2015, the Yale – Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture will be held for the second time at Humboldt-University Berlin. In this annual lecture series, up to three scholars from Yale Law School  and other leading US-Law Schools…
Rank this Week: 15

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 23

    Go On! Emerging Humanitarian Frontiers Conference

    Go On! Emerging Humanitarian Frontiers Conference
    For those of you in the Washington, D.C. area June 1-2, the American Red Cross will be hosting a 2-day conference entitled Emerging Humanitarian Frontiers addressing emerging frontiers of humanitarian action, including service to…
  • May 20

    The Need to De-Link RtoP from International Criminal Law

    The Need to De-Link RtoP from International Criminal Law
    In an article in the most recent volume of the Virginia Journal of International Law (http://www.vjil.org/articles/when-are-international-crimes-just-cause-for-war), I explore the relationship between the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP)…
  • May 20

    Welcoming back Margaret deGuzman

    Welcoming back Margaret deGuzman
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome back previous IntLawGrrls contributor Margaret M. deGuzman. Meg is associate professor of law at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, where she teaches criminal law,…
Rank this Week: 26

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/
  • May 24

    Causation Anonymity in Group Police Misconduct: No Conviction, No Justice, No Peace

    Causation Anonymity in Group Police Misconduct: No Conviction, No Justice, No Peace
    Here in Cleveland, tensions are running high as the City reacts to a judge's decision, following a bench trial, that Police Officer Michael Brelo is not guilty of voluntary manslaughter or the lesser-included offense of felonious assault in…
  • May 23

    Preclusion, ascertainability, and civil rights classe

    Preclusion, ascertainability, and civil rights classe
    On this post about class certification in the Alabama marriage litigation, commenter "Hash" began an exchange about the scope of that class, whether it was properly defined, whether it was "ascertainable," and whether it…
  • May 22

    Fourth Circuit Highlights Circuit Spit on Legal Standard for Retaliation Claims in Employment Case

    Fourth Circuit Highlights Circuit Spit on Legal Standard for Retaliation Claims in Employment Case
    In Foster v. Univ. of Md.-E. Shore, No. 14-1073 (4th Cir. May 21, 2015), the Fourth Circuit identified a circuit split on the applicability of the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting paradigm for cases alleging Title VII retaliatory action in…
Rank this Week: 34

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: 38

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 24

    A Meaningful Mediation Avoiding Remedial Cost

    A Meaningful Mediation Avoiding Remedial Cost
    The issue of remedial costs, previously discussed here, posed one of the few checks on the growing power of insurance companies in Ontario for motor vehicle collisions. The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Ross…
  • May 24

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • May 22

    It’s Not Just Them: The Social and Economic Consequences of Family Conflict

    It’s Not Just Them: The Social and Economic Consequences of Family Conflict
    Busy family law lawyers, myself included, live in a bubble of immediacy, a shroud of crisis that moves with us as we go forward in time and cross entry after entry off our calendars. This often has two consequences. First, it discourages us…
Rank this Week: 40

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
  • May 22

    Why Do We Have Bicameralism?

    Why Do We Have Bicameralism?
    A key structural feature of Article One is bicameralism.  Why is Congress set up in this way?  There are many possible answers.  First, Congress was modeled on Parliament, which had two chambers–Lords and Commons.…
  • May 21

    Why empowering consumers won’t (by itself) stop privacy breache

    Why empowering consumers won’t (by itself) stop privacy breache
    Thanks to CoOp for inviting me to guest blog once again. As with my other academic contributions, the views expressed here are my own and don’t necessarily reflect those of my employers past or present. — Who bears the costs…
  • May 20

    As Yankees Fail to Pay A-Rod When Due, Is Settlement On Brew?

    As Yankees Fail to Pay A-Rod When Due, Is Settlement On Brew?
     Alex Rodriquez roamed Washington DC’s power corridors Wednesday (pictured), while his agents back home in New York drafted grievance papers against the Yankees for nonpayment of $6 million, due Friday.[i] A-Rod claims the sum…
Rank this Week: 42

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 8

    9th Circuit orders regulators to take closer look at California energy crisis claim

    9th Circuit orders regulators to take closer look at California energy crisis claim
    Steven Weissman quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), April 30, 2015 The decision will have a broader effect beyond the California dispute as it will force FERC to subject wholesale energy sales across the country to more scrutiny,…
  • May 8

    This is one reason why places like Ferguson and Baltimore have become explosive

    This is one reason why places like Ferguson and Baltimore have become explosive
    Richard Rothstein writes for History News Network, April 29, 2015 It was not a vague white society that created ghettos but government—federal, state, and local—that employed explicitly racial laws, policies, and…
  • May 8

    Community policing through exercise in East Palo Alto ‘Fit Zones’

    Community policing through exercise in East Palo Alto ‘Fit Zones’
    Sarah Lawrence interviewed by KQED-FM, April 27, 2015 “We looked at a few years of data after the Fit Zones had started and looked at the levels of shootings in the city overall—in the two areas that have Fit Zones. Then we…
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • May 24

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Legitimacy

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Legitimacy
    Introduction Legitimacy. It’s a word much bandied about by students of the law. “Bush v. Gore was an illegitimate decision.” “The Supreme Court’s implied fundamental rights jurisprudence lacks legitimacy.” “The invasion of Iraq…
  • May 23

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "In Defense of Plural Marriage" by Den Otter

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "In Defense of Plural Marriage" by Den Otter
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends In Defense of Plural Marriage by Ronald C. Den Otter. Here is a description: With over half of Americans now in favor of marriage equality, it is clear that societal norms of marriage are being...
  • May 23

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Pragmatism Rules" by Porter

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Pragmatism Rules" by Porter
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Pragmatism Rules by Elizabeth G. Porter. Here is the abstract: The Roberts Court’s decisions interpreting the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are reshaping the litigation landscape. Yet neither…
Rank this Week: 51

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 48

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 24

    The Atlantic: Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

    The Atlantic: Why It Pays to Be a Jerk
    The Atlantic, Why It Pays to Be a Jerk: New Research Confirms What They Say About Nice Guys: Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last…
  • May 24

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with a new paper debuting on the list at #2: [271 Downloads] The Historical Origins of the Debt-Equity Distinction, by Camden Hutchison (Wisconsin) [223…
  • May 24

    Charleston Law School Lays Off Seven Additional Faculty, Announces Plans To Enroll Students For The Fall

    Charleston Law School Lays Off Seven Additional Faculty, Announces Plans To Enroll Students For The Fall
    Post and Courier, Charleston School of Law to Enroll Students for the Fall: The Charleston School of Law announced Friday that the school will accept new students in the fall for the 2015-16 academic year. Students were taking final exams May…
Rank this Week: 56

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • May 24

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Harnessing Militia Power—Lessons of the Iraqi National Guard

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Harnessing Militia Power—Lessons of the Iraqi National Guard
    Editor’s Note: National governments seem to be failing throughout the Middle East. The United States, unfortunately, does not usually have the luxury of waiting until a strong government returns, and building a strong state is often…
  • May 23

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #124: The Modi Government in India Turns One

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #124: The Modi Government in India Turns One
    Last May, the Bharatiya Janata Party won the first majority government in India in 25 years, giving newly minted Prime Minister Narendra Modi a broad mandate to initiate much needed reforms in the country. The question is, how is Modi…
  • May 23

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    As the battle over the USA Freedom Act heated up in the Senate, Harley Geiger of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) outlined just how much would a sunset of Section 215 change the surveillance debate. Later, Cody informed us…
Rank this Week: 59

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 24

    B.B. King Heirs Challenge Musician's Will

    B.B. King Heirs Challenge Musician's Will
    I have previously discussed the ongoing legal battle between some of B.B. King’s heirs and his former manager and executor, Laverne Toney. Attorney Larissa Drohobyczer, who represents the blues legend’s daughters, issued a statement…
  • May 24

    Donor-Advised Funds Will Face More Congressional Scrutiny

    Donor-Advised Funds Will Face More Congressional Scrutiny
    Members of congress from both parties are calling for increased scrutiny of Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) because of the way these funds are used as a tax avoidance technique. DAFs have been growing dramatically in recent years, there are now…
  • May 24

    The Do's And Dont's Of Charitable Pledge Donation

    The Do's And Dont's Of Charitable Pledge Donation
    Charities have become experts in how to extract maximum donations from donors including the use of big events at which individuals stand up and publicly pledge their donation. But what happens when that big pledge is never carried through…
Rank this Week: 68

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Today is the holiday of Shavuot and my kids have linked the giving of the Ten Commandments to Antitrust!

    Today is the holiday of Shavuot and my kids have linked the giving of the Ten Commandments to Antitrust!
    Today is Shavuot (Feast of Weeks or the Pentecost to use the ancient Greek term) - the Jewish holiday to commemorate when God gave the Ten Commandments (and Torah) to the Israelites in the Sinai. The girls asked why the...
  • May 24

    WalMart looking for in-house consumer protection specialist

    WalMart looking for in-house consumer protection specialist
    WalMart Senior Director International Consumer Protection Apply Now Apply NowApply Later Job Details Inside Walmart Location Position Type Salary Shift 0 Position Description Establishes strategic consumer protection compliance risk…
  • May 22

    Search and ripoff externalitie

    Search and ripoff externalitie
    Mark Armstrong, Oxford examines Search and ripoff externalities. ABSTRACT: This paper surveys models of markets in which only some consumers are "savvy". I discuss when the presence of savvy consumers improves the deals available to…
Rank this Week: 78

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 85

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Obama Addresses Synagogue For Jewish American Heritage Month [corrected]

    Obama Addresses Synagogue For Jewish American Heritage Month [corrected]
    President Obama this morning delivered a 30-minute address (full text) at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C. to mark Jewish Heritage Month. Here is an excerpt from his wide-ranging speech:Now, I wanted to come here to celebrate…
  • May 22

    New Orleans Mayor Issues Executive Order In Opposition To Jindahl'

    New Orleans Mayor Issues Executive Order In Opposition To Jindahl'
    Two days after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindahl issued an executive order designed to prevent governmental entities from denying benefits to persons who act in accordance with their religious beliefs in opposition to same-sex marriage (see…
  • May 22

    Zogby Reappoined To USCIRF

    Zogby Reappoined To USCIRF
    Last week, President Obama announced his intention to reappoint Dr. James J. Zogby to another term on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Earlier this week, USCIRF issued a press release in which USCIRF Chair Dr.…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • May 23

    Charleston School of Law Will Enroll First Years in Fall 2015

    Charleston School of Law Will Enroll First Years in Fall 2015
    Charleston School of Law announced yesterday that they will enroll first year law students this fall -- and also that they are laying off seven faculty. Cribbing now from the press release: This announcement is possible as the result of...
  • May 22

    Can a Law School Get Too Small?

    Can a Law School Get Too Small?
    One of the advantages of the ongoing law school crisis is that student body sizes have decreased at many if not most U.S. law schools. This is advantageous for students’ job prospects (as difficult as they continue to be) and,...
  • May 22

    The Making of a Lawyer, 1878 Version

    The Making of a Lawyer, 1878 Version
    With law school graduation season winding down and bar review about to start up, it seemed an appropriate time to think a bit about the making of lawyers. Recently I was sent an unpublished autobiography of Volney Howard, who practiced...
Rank this Week: 104

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 24

    The Cost of Free Trade: Beware of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    The Cost of Free Trade: Beware of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Guest blogger: Minh Le, second-year law student, University of San Francisco The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was initially signed by the U.S., Mexico, and Canada under the belief that it will lead to economic growth and…
  • May 24

    Celebrating the Chinese Workers Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

    Celebrating the Chinese Workers Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
    Stephen Magagnini reports on a gathering earlier this month at the California State Railroad Museum. Several hundred of the region’s leading Chinese Americans joined Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson in welcoming a delegation from the Chinese…
  • May 24

    Martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero closer to sainthood

    Martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero closer to sainthood
    CNN reports that, 35 years after being assassinated while holding mass, Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on Saturday, bringing the slain priest a step closer to sainthood in the Catholic Church. Tens of thousands of people crowded El…
Rank this Week: 115

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 21

    Obama, Iran, Rational Actor Theory, Anti-Semitism: A Toxic Mix

    Obama, Iran, Rational Actor Theory, Anti-Semitism: A Toxic Mix
    Critical race theorists and left-leaning behavioral economists (is there any other kind?) have been telling us for years that you cannot use rational actor theory to analyze discrimination. Examples:... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 21

    Comparing EU and USA regulation of "insider" trading by "outsiders"

    Comparing EU and USA regulation of "insider" trading by "outsiders"
    Gilotta, Sergio, The Regulation of Outsider Trading in EU and the US (May 15, 2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2605792 This paper examines the regulation of outsider trading in EU... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 21

    Critiquing Canadian Proxy Adviser

    Critiquing Canadian Proxy Adviser
    Tingle, Bryce C., Bad Company! The Assumptions Behind Proxy Advisors' Voting Recommendations (May 11, 2015). Dalhousie Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2 (Fall 2014) . Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
Rank this Week: 134

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/
  • May 22

    International Labor Law Conference

    International Labor Law Conference
    There are two international labor and employment law conferences coming up in the next month or so. First up is the second Labor Law Research Network conference in Amsterdam, from June 25-27, 2015. You can see the program here. The...
  • May 22

    The Cost of Being Good at Your Job?

    The Cost of Being Good at Your Job?
    While I do not suffer personally from this problem, many of us out there are over-achievers that excel at their particular job. A recent study from Duke's Fuqua School of Business looked at these individuals, and concluded that there are...
  • May 21

    The 2015 Marco Biagi Award

    The 2015 Marco Biagi Award
    The winner of the 2015 Marco Biagi Award is Uladzislau Belavusau (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands) for a paper entitled A Penalty Card for Homophobia from EU Labor Law: Comment on Asociaţia ACCEPT (C-81/12). In the paper, the…
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 145

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    After a week off, we're back with plenty of book reviews for the long weekend.From The New Rambler, there is a review of The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas: 1893-2013 by Noel…
  • May 23

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Of course, legal historians know all about Law for the Elephant--but an elephant for the law?  The schedule for Fall 2015 for the Washington History seminar is out.  Sessions include Adam Rothman on Beyond Freedom’s Reach: A…
  • May 22

    Three by Ariens on the History of Legal Ethic

    Three by Ariens on the History of Legal Ethic
    Michael S. Ariens, St. Mary's University School of Law, has posted three papers on the history of legal ethics.  The first is Lost and Found: David Hoffman and the History of American Legal Ethics, from the Arkansas Law Review 67…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 153

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 24

    Events and Announcements: May 24, 2015

    Events and Announcements: May 24, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Events The University of Essex is hosting the Spring Conference of the International Law Association (British Branch) on 29th – 30th May 2015, on the theme of ‘International Law as a Mechanism…
  • May 22

    When the Left Shoots Itself in the Foot (IHL Version)

    When the Left Shoots Itself in the Foot (IHL Version)
    by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, I made the mistake of relying on an article in Electronic Intifada about a recent speech by Moshe Ya'alon, the Israeli Defense Minister. Here are the relevant paragraphs in the article: Israeli defense minister…
  • May 21

    Guest Post: The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: ‘Asian Values’ or Drug Treaty Influence?

    Guest Post: The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: ‘Asian Values’ or Drug Treaty Influence?
    by Rick Lines, Damon Barrett and Patrick Gallahue by Rick Lines, Damon Barrett and Patrick Gallahue [Dr Rick Lines is Executive Director of Harm Reduction International, and a Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Centre, University of…
Rank this Week: 167

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
  • Apr 2

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
  • Mar 25

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward
    Today marks a special day in our academic calendar: it is End of Tuition Day.  From this day forward in the school year, everything is free for every student. What exactly do I mean by “free”?  And what do I ……
  • Mar 17

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13
    Originally posted on CASE Blog:Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the…
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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: 169

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/
  • May 24

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 1,557 Rethinking Presumed Knowledge of the Law in the Regulatory Age Michael Anthony Cottone Independent Date posted to database: 24 Mar…
  • May 24

    Hessick & Berman on A Theory of Mitigation

    Hessick & Berman on A Theory of Mitigation
    Carissa Byrne Hessick and Douglas A. Berman (University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law) have posted Towards a Theory of Mitigation (Boston University Law Review,…
  • May 23

    Parkinson on Endogenous Deterrence Cost

    Parkinson on Endogenous Deterrence Cost
    Alex Parkinson has posted Endogenous Deterrence Costs on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There is an optimal rate at which actors that indisputably break the law will be detected, prosecuted, and punished. Legal regimes optimize deterrence by…
Rank this Week: 176

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/
  • May 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • May 24

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (May 24, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (May 24, 2015)
    "corporations..no longer..fairly characterized as an identifiable group of people acting in association" 56 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1673 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 19, 2015 "Orthodox economists ... use ...…
  • May 23

    Did legal realism kill scholarship for judges?

    Did legal realism kill scholarship for judges?
    Judge Diane Wood of the Seventh Circuit has published an essay in the Yale Law Journal that surveys citations to legal scholarship emerging from the Seventh Circuit. She argues that movements like Legal Realism and its descendants challenge…
  • May 22

    The outsourcing of human rights enforcement to corporations- EU-style

    The outsourcing of human rights enforcement to corporations- EU-style
    I haven’t met Hollywood producer Edward Zwick, who brought the movie and the concept of Blood Diamonds to the world’s attention, but I have had the honor of meeting with medical rock star, and Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Denis Mukwege....
Rank this Week: 211

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/
  • May 22

    What does "structural change" mean?

    What does "structural change" mean?
    For several years we've been discussing whether the legal profession is undergoing structural change. But what do we mean by that phrase? For me, the key issue is whether the profession will continue to earn supra-competitive profits. As one…
  • May 21

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"
    Story at ArsTechnica. Excerpt: A New York state judge earlier this month decided that as many as nine lawyers from various high-profile law firms who represented Ceglia must defend Zuckerberg's lawsuit. That decision came weeks before a…
  • May 20

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service
    [This post is from Ray McKoski.] Today, the ABA issued Formal Opinion 470 advising that a judge may author a letter encouraging lawyers to participate in pro bono legal service programs. While the casual observer might not see an issue...
Rank this Week: 203

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • May 11

    Anderson on Insider Trading

    Anderson on Insider Trading
    John P. Anderson has posted Solving the Paradox of Insider Trading Compliance on SSRN with the following abstract: Regulators demand the impossible when they require issuers to design and implement an effective insider trading compliance…
  • May 11

    Koehler on the FCPA

    Koehler on the FCPA
    Mike Koehler has posted Ten Seldom Discussed Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Facts that You Need to Know on SSRN with the following abstract: Much is written about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. However, amid the clutter of enforcement…
  • May 11

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Aaron S. Davidowitz, Note, Abandoning the 'Mosaic Theory': Why the 'Mosaic Theory' of Securities Analysis Constitutes Illegal Insider…
Rank this Week: 214

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
  • May 6

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing
    A Kreisman Housing Breakfast Series event co-sponsored by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics Led by University of Chicago environmental lawyer Mark Templeton, an expert panel will…
  • May 2

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power
    Why does police accountability matter in this context? How does the knowledge that severe abuses—brutality, sexual assault, false arrest, even death—have gone unpunished inform and shape encounters between youth and police? What…
  • Apr 16

    Innovation And The Administrative State

    Innovation And The Administrative State
    Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is…
Rank this Week: 207

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/
  • May 23

    Report on Home & Community Based Services and Support

    Report on Home & Community Based Services and Support
    The GAO has issued a new report on how Home & Community Based Services & Supports are delivered. Older Adults Federal Strategy Needed to Help Ensure Efficient and Effective Delivery of Home and Community-Based Services and Supports is…
  • May 22

    More on "Right to Try" Law

    More on "Right to Try" Law
    Professor Rebecca Dresser has written a column on "right to try" laws. "Right to Try" Laws: The Gap between Experts and Advocates was published in the May-June 2015 Hastings Center Report. The abstract for the column…
  • May 22

    Removal of Private Guardian Is Latest News in Challenge to Nevada Elder Guardianship

    Removal of Private Guardian Is Latest News in Challenge to Nevada Elder Guardianship
    As we described last month, Nevada is one of the states facing serious "elder guardianship" concerns, and specifically concerns about court-appointed, fee-paid private guardians. This week, a Nevada court removed a guardian in one…
Rank this Week: 242

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 22

    Motorcycle Gangs Have Complicated Property Rules About Bottom Rocker

    Motorcycle Gangs Have Complicated Property Rules About Bottom Rocker
    It turns out that the nasty shootout between two motorcycle gangs in Texas may have it's origin in a dispute over who controls certain "bottom rockers." From an interview with a DEA agent: What caused this shootout in Waco is...
  • May 22

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing
    Jamie Lee (Baltimore) has posted Rights at Risk in Privatized Public Housing (Tulsa Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Traditional public housing is dwindling. Federal policy has increasingly encouraged privatization, shifting…
  • May 20

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo
    The author previews his new book and explains why he wrote it. The gist: Although I don’t have survey data on this, my impression is that law professors probably support the result in Kelo by almost as lopsided a margin...
Rank this Week: 234

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 20

    Canadian Piracy Rates Plummet as Industry Points to Effectiveness of Copyright Notice-and-Notice System

    Canadian Piracy Rates Plummet as Industry Points to Effectiveness of Copyright Notice-and-Notice System
    Canada's copyright notice-and-notice system took effect earlier this year, leading to thousands of notifications being forwarded by Internet providers to their subscribers. Groups such as the Canadian Recording Industry Association argued…
  • May 19

    Missing the Target: Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Goal?

    Missing the Target: Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Goal?
    The foundation of any national digital policy is affordable high-speed Internet access. Given the importance of the Internet to education, culture, commerce, and political participation, most countries have established ambitious targets to…
  • May 19

    Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Target?

    Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Target?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 16, 2015 as Why is Canada Lagging Behind With Its Broadband Goals? The foundation of any national digital policy is affordable high-speed Internet access. Given the importance of the Internet to education,…
Rank this Week: 240

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 30

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case
    In November Rolling Stone published a blockbuster article about a student's account of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia frat house. Within days others, primarily the Washington Post, sharply questioned the truthfulness of the…
  • Apr 24

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank
    The Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is available online on the DOJ website here. Like so many DPAs, this one has terms that place the sole discretion on certain matters with the DOJ. For example, "Deutsche Bank agrees that in the...
  • Apr 24

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion
    DOJ Press Release here today - "DB Group Services (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG (Deutsche Bank), has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud for its role in manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate…
Rank this Week: 232

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: 258

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    False claims of FDA approval actionable under Lanham Act and state law

    False claims of FDA approval actionable under Lanham Act and state law
    Innovative Health Solutions, Inc. v. DyAnsys, Inc., 2015 WL 2398931, No. 14-cv-05207 (N.D. Cal. May 19, 2015) IHS sells a medical device called P–STIM.  DyAnsys used to be the distributor of P-STIM in the US, but after it lost…
  • May 21

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device
    Church & Dwight Co. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GMBH, No. 14 Civ. 00585, 2015 WL 2359467 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 24, 2015) Earlier discussion.  SPD argued that the FDCA barred Lanham Act false advertising claims against it…
  • May 21

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP
    Radiance Foundation, Inc. v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, No. 14-1568 (4th Cir. May 19, 2015)  The Radiance Foundation published an article online entitled “NAACP: National Association for the…
Rank this Week: 277

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/
Rank this Week: 253

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/
  • May 20

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Carl J. Circo, A Case Study in Collaborative Technology and the Intentionally Relational Contract: Building Information Modeling and Construction Industry Contracts, 67 Ark. L. Rev. 873 (2014) Tal Kastner, How 'bout Them Apples?: The Power of…
  • May 20

    Rising Minimum Wage

    Rising Minimum Wage
    Should salary levels be regulated or mainly left to individual contractual negotiations between the employee and his/her employer? The former, according to the Los Angeles City Council and governance entities in several other cities and…
  • May 19

    Employers Must Continually Monitor 401(k) Plan

    Employers Must Continually Monitor 401(k) Plan
    Yesterday, I blogged here about a proposed Labor Department rule that would require investment brokers to contractually bind themselves as fiduciaries of their clients. Somewhat relatedly, the United States Supreme Court just issued an…
Rank this Week: 251

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    Final Version of Good Conduct Time Paper Is Now Available

    Final Version of Good Conduct Time Paper Is Now Available
    The new issue of the Marquette Law Review includes my paper, “Good Conduct Time for Prisoners: Why (and How) Wisconsin Should Provide Credits Toward Early Release.”  This paper expands considerably on my article on the…
  • Apr 3

    Deadly Force in Philly

    Deadly Force in Philly
    Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a voluminous report on uses of deadly force by the Philadelphia Police Department.  In recent years, there has been a drop in both violent crime and assaults on police officers in the…
  • Mar 15

    Decline in Wisconsin Prison Population Results From Fewer Drug Offenders Behind Bar

    Decline in Wisconsin Prison Population Results From Fewer Drug Offenders Behind Bar
    As I discussed in this post, Wisconsin has achieved one of the nation’s higher rates of reduction in imprisonment over the past decade.  To be sure, New York, California, and a few other states have far outpaced Wisconsin in this…
Rank this Week: 263