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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: 10

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Aug 27

    Zywicki on Dodd-Frank & Stability

    Zywicki on Dodd-Frank & Stability
    Todd J. Zywicki (George Mason University School of Law) has posted The Dodd-Frank Act Five Years Later: Are We More Stable? on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This congressional testimony summarizes the effects on consumers and the economy of…
  • Aug 27

    Westen on Moore on Retributive Desert

    Westen on Moore on Retributive Desert
    Peter K. Westen (University of Michigan Law School) has posted Retributive Desert as Fair Play (Kimberly Ferzan & Stephen Morse, Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael S. Moore (Oxford: Oxford University Press,…
  • Aug 27

    Green on Gender & Analytic Jurisprudence

    Green on Gender & Analytic Jurisprudence
    Leslie Green (University of Oxford - Faculty of Law) has posted Gender and the Analytical Jurisprudential Mind on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Why does contemporary jurisprudence have so little to say about law and gender? I think that is...
Rank this Week: 14

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 22

    Bingo

    Bingo
    “If you think privacy is unimportant for you because you have nothing to hide, you might as well say free speech is unimportant for you because you have nothing useful to say.” (source) I have seen this attributed to Edward…
  • Aug 21

    Beyond Trumperdome

    Beyond Trumperdome
    This kind of talk, from a WashPo piece quoting supporters at yesterday’s rally, is what powers the Trump machine: Cheryl Burns, 60, was on a road trip from California when she heard that Trump would be in Alabama. She turned ……
  • Aug 19

    Cynic.al Indeed

    Cynic.al Indeed
    The new Ashley Madison Hack lookup tool is at https://ashley.cynic.al/. As the site notes, just because an email is in there doesn’t prove the person who uses it signed up. But I would find it at least suggestive once we ……
Rank this Week: 17

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 27

    Coming To A Law School Near You: Law Prof Cubicles?

    Coming To A Law School Near You: Law Prof Cubicles?
    Wall Street Journal Law Blog, Lawyer Cubicles Are Coming to New York: Here at Law Blog, it’s not often we see a large law firm do something unprecedented when it comes to running its business. But we’re pretty sure Paul Hastings LLP is…
  • Aug 27

    ABA Encourages Law School Shell Game: Minority 2L Transfers Count For Diversity Purposes, Not For U.S. News Ranking

    ABA Encourages Law School Shell Game: Minority 2L Transfers Count For Diversity Purposes, Not For U.S. News Ranking
    National Law Journal op-ed: Law Schools' Shell Game of Minority Enrollment: Admitting Diverse Students as Transfers in their Second Year Does Not Improve Overall Numbers, by Jay Sterling Silver (St. Thomas (Florida)): Here we go again.…
  • Aug 27

    Prebble Presents Tax Papers In Amsterdam

    Prebble Presents Tax Papers In Amsterdam
    John Prebble (Victoria University of Wellington) is presenting two tax papers in Amsterdam: Aug. 27: General Anti-Avoidance Rules and the Rule of Law at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) Aug. 28: Kelsen, the Principle of…
Rank this Week: 20

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Brief In Polygamy Appeal Garners Attention

    Brief In Polygamy Appeal Garners Attention
    In 2013 in Brown v. Buhman, a Utah federal district court  struck down much of Utah's statute which criminalizes polygamy.  The decision limits the statute's applicability to cases in which an individual has multiple marriage…
  • Aug 27

    Canadian Court Says Charter Does Not Protect Proselytizing In Primary School During School Hour

    Canadian Court Says Charter Does Not Protect Proselytizing In Primary School During School Hour
    In Bonitto v. Halifax Regional School Board, (NS Ct. App., Aug. 26, 2015), the Nova Scotia (Canada) Court of Appeal rejected the claim by Sean Bonitto, a fundamentalist Christian parent of school children, that Secs. 2(a) and (b) of the…
  • Aug 27

    Hamptons Town Board Drops Opposition To Eruv

    Hamptons Town Board Drops Opposition To Eruv
    Since 2011, a Suffolk County, New York, Jewish organization known as the East End Eruv Association (EEEA) has been attempting to obtain approval to erect an eruv (a symbolic boundary) in three towns in the Hamptons. It has been opposed by a…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Aug 27

    Get "PRACTICE READY." Get set. Go!

    Get "PRACTICE READY." Get set. Go!
    The ABA’s new standard 303(a)(3) instructs law schools to require graduating students satisfactorily complete “one or more experiential course(s) totaling at least six credit hours.” This standard (along with the subsequent standard…
  • Aug 27

    Law School Hiring, 2015-2016, Thread One

    Law School Hiring, 2015-2016, Thread One
    Those on the market are invited to leave comments on this thread regarding whether they have received: (a) a first round interview at a school (including the subject areas the school mentioned, if any, as being of particular interest, and…
  • Aug 27

    A Clearinghouse for Questions, 2015-2016

    A Clearinghouse for Questions, 2015-2016
    In this comment thread to this post, you can ask questions about the law teaching market, and professors or others can weigh in. Both questions and answers can be anonymous, but I will delete pure nastiness, irrelevance, and misinformation.…
Rank this Week: 30

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 27

    Butler County Man Facing Accusations That He Stole From Mother’s Estate

    Butler County Man Facing Accusations That He Stole From Mother’s Estate
    James M. Porro has turned himself into the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office for allegations that he stole from his mother’s estate. The Butler county man was serving as the executor of his deceased mother’s estate and was…
  • Aug 27

    Estate Planners Should Avoid Making Titling Mistake

    Estate Planners Should Avoid Making Titling Mistake
    One very common way estate planners can mess up an estate plan is by incorrectly titling assets. There is sometimes confusion about whether an account should be titled as a joint tenancy with right of survivorship (JTWROS), or be…
  • Aug 27

    Court Invalidates Geraldine Webber’s Will

    Court Invalidates Geraldine Webber’s Will
    I have previously discussed the legal dispute over a Portsmouth Police Sergeant who was named as a beneficiary in Geraldine Webber’s will. Judge Gary R. Cassavechia has recently issued an order invalidating Ms. Webber’s will and denying…
Rank this Week: 31

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 27

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and the Dog

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and the Dog
    I bet you thought from the title of this blog post that I would be talking about a figurative dog. Nope. A literal one. @dhsgov posted this photo to Instagram yesterday in honor of National Dog Day. I think it's...
  • Aug 27

    Senator Bernie Sanders Takes Positions on Immigration

    Senator Bernie Sanders Takes Positions on Immigration
    Although not initially having a position statement on his campaign website and later suggesting that immigrant workers undercut the wage scale of U.S. workers, Senator Bernie Sanders now has staked out a "A Fair and Humane Immigration…
  • Aug 27

    The Empire Strikes Back? Trump et al. on Immigration: This is the Republican Party

    The Empire Strikes Back? Trump et al. on Immigration: This is the Republican Party
    The New York Times reports that Priorities USA, the “super PAC” supporting Hillary Clinton for President, has posted the digital ad above that uses Donald Trump’s hostile statements about immigrants, and some statements by Jeb Bush and…
Rank this Week: 34

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 27

    Improving quality isn’t anti-competitive

    Improving quality isn’t anti-competitive
    The Google Policy Blog has a post on how Improving quality isn’t anti-competitive.
  • Aug 27

    NET NEUTRALITY: ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF MARKET DEVELOPMENTS

    NET NEUTRALITY: ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
    Timothy J. Tardiff, Advanced Analytical Consulting Group describes NET NEUTRALITY: ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF MARKET DEVELOPMENTS. ABSTRACT: On February 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued new regulations for the…
  • Aug 27

    Technology Entry in the Presence of Patent Thicket

    Technology Entry in the Presence of Patent Thicket
    Bronwyn H. Hall, Christian Helmers, and Georg von Graevenitz examine Technology Entry in the Presence of Patent Thickets. ABSTRACT: We analyze the effect of patent thickets on entry into technology areas by firms in the UK. We present a…
Rank this Week: 35

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    New Issue: The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunal

    New Issue: The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunal
    The latest issue of The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (Vol. 14, no. 2, 2015) is out. Contents include:Alessandro Bufalini, The Principle of Legality and the Role of Customary International Law in the Interpretation of…
  • Aug 27

    New Issue: International Journal of Refugee Law

    New Issue: International Journal of Refugee Law
    The latest issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law (Vol. 27, no. 3, October 2015) is out. Contents include:Nuno Ferreira, Portuguese Refugee Law in the European Context: The Case of Sexuality-Based ClaimsSílvia Morgades-Gil,…
  • Aug 27

    Hurd: What is the International Rule of Law?

    Hurd: What is the International Rule of Law?
    Ian Hurd (Northwestern Univ. - Political Science) has posted What is the International Rule of Law? (in The Global Context: How Politics, Investment and Institutions Impact European Businesses, Javier Solana & Angel Saz-Carranza eds.,…
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
  • Aug 27

    FAN 74.1 (First Amendment News) First Amendment Salon goes to L.A. — Chemerinsky & Volokh discuss Roberts Court & First Amendment . . . & more!

    FAN 74.1 (First Amendment News) First Amendment Salon goes to L.A. — Chemerinsky & Volokh discuss Roberts Court & First Amendment . . . & more!
    It was a remarkable late-afternoon program yesterday as the First Amendment Salon went on the road for the first time with an event held at the Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine. There was a live video feed to…
  • Aug 26

    The Many Bills of Right

    The Many Bills of Right
    One theme of my next book is that in the nineteenth century many texts vied for the title of our national bill of rights.  Thus, when you see references to the Bill of Rights before the 1890s, you can’t be sure what you’re…
  • Aug 25

    FAN 74 (First Amendment News) Summer thoughts on dissent

    FAN 74 (First Amendment News) Summer thoughts on dissent
    Before the summer runs its course, I thought I’d do a post on one of my favorite topics — dissent. So no news this week, just some thoughts on dissent — and some lists of books, and songs, and what have you. Take…
Rank this Week: 39

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
Rank this Week: 42

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.
    Jack AyerProfessor EmeritusUCD Law SchoolJdayer@ucdavIs.eduBegin forwarded message:From: Jean Alvares <alvaresj@MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>Date: July 10, 2015 at 3:45:26 AM PDTTo: CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDUSubject: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 43

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 27

    The Religious Neutrality of the State on the Agenda Again

    The Religious Neutrality of the State on the Agenda Again
    No matter what government will lead Quebec, religious neutrality of the state seems to be common ground among the political parties. Yet the media and the rest of Canada don’t seem to make much of it unless it is brought up by the Parti…
  • Aug 27

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Sankoff Decodes the Duffy Trial

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Sankoff Decodes the Duffy Trial
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Aug 27

    Ontario Court of Appeal to Consider Basic Land Titles Issue

    Ontario Court of Appeal to Consider Basic Land Titles Issue
    A current appeal in CIBC v. Computershare raises basic questions under the Ontario Land Titles Act. It’s also the first time that the courts have dealt with the many 2006 changes to the Act. In CIBC v. Computershare, owners had…
Rank this Week: 47

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 22

    Read On! Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law

    Read On! Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law
    Simone Hutter, Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law, Brill / Nijhoff 2015 The media’s fondness for images of cracked earth and withered crops gives…
  • Aug 22

    Introducing Simone Hutter

    Introducing Simone Hutter
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Simone Hutter as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Simone is a legal analyst who supports ECOFACT’s environmental and social due diligence team with her expertise in human rights. Prior to…
  • Aug 18

    Visit from LL.M. alumnus sheds light on in-court Congolese child-rights project

    Visit from LL.M. alumnus sheds light on in-court Congolese child-rights project
    A favorite aspect of my new position is becoming acquainted with Georgia Law’s vast global community. Yesterday was a special treat: We at the law school’s Dean Rusk International Law Center received a visit from an alum who is…
Rank this Week: 46

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Laura Edwards’s Civil War Storie

    Laura Edwards’s Civil War Storie
    Duke Today has a lovely on-line feature article, complete with embedded videos, entitled Laura Edwards’ Civil War Stories, prompted by the appearance of Professor Edwards's Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of…
  • Aug 27

    Michigan's Legal History Workshop, Fall 2015

    Michigan's Legal History Workshop, Fall 2015
    Here’s the Fall 2005 lineup for the Legal History Workshop jointly sponsored by the University of Michigan Law School and University of Michigan Department of History.  Sessions meet in 0220 South Hall (Law School) unless otherwise…
  • Aug 27

    Harder and Patten, "Patriation and Its Consequences: Constitution Making in Canada"

    Harder and Patten, &quot;Patriation and Its Consequences: Constitution Making in Canada&quot;
    New from the University of British Columbia Press: Patriation and Its Consequences: Constitution Making in Canada (June 2015), by Lois Harder (University of Alberta) and Steven Patten (University of Alberta). A description from the…
Rank this Week: 49

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: 56

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: 57

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/
  • Aug 27

    The Latest ISIL Support Prosecution Involving People Inside the United State

    The Latest ISIL Support Prosecution Involving People Inside the United State
    Another day, another ISIL material support case involving people within the United States.  Like most such cases, the story of Ahmed Mohammed El Gammal's alleged offense conduct involves social media.  Right now all that is out…
  • Aug 27

    Public and Private Cybersecurity After Wyndham

    Public and Private Cybersecurity After Wyndham
    For my money, Paul is probably correct in pointing to some long-run consequences of this week’s FTC v. Wyndham ruling. (Among other things, the decision concluded—quite correctly, in my view—that the Federal Trade…
  • Aug 27

    Today&#039;s Headlines and Commentary

    Today&amp;#039;s Headlines and Commentary
    The United States has confirmed that Junaid Hussain, an ISIS recruiter and hacker, was killed Tuesday in a targeted U.S. airstrike. According to the Wall Street Journal, Hussain was instrumental in ISIS’s online recruitment campaign of…
Rank this Week: 58

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 26

    Glare of video is shifting public’s view of police

    Glare of video is shifting public’s view of police
    Jonathan Simon quoted in The New York Times, July 30, 2015 “The benefit of being able to hold police accountable in many situations where they are now largely immune is probably worth the cost alone,” said Jonathan Simon.…
  • Aug 26

    Berkeley law professor: Huckabee’s reference to precedents ‘way off-base’

    Berkeley law professor: Huckabee’s reference to precedents ‘way off-base’
    Jesse Choper interviewed for The Garden City Telegram, July 31, 2015 Jesse Choper … said in a phone interview Friday that Huckabee’s statement was “way off-base,” adding, “it does rival Donald Trump. I think…
  • Aug 26

    After crackdown on rights lawyers, China’s legal reform path uncertain

    After crackdown on rights lawyers, China’s legal reform path uncertain
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2015 China’s current nationwide crackdown on “rights defense” (weiquan) lawyers is the strongest assault to date on a small number of pioneers who have struggled to…
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • Aug 27

    Taking Ethnography Seriously

    Taking Ethnography Seriously
    One of the more disappointing responses to the recent critique of Alice Goffman’s On the Run comes from Prof. Paul Stoller, a highly regarded ethnographer at West Chester University. Writing in the Huffington Post, Stoller primarily takes…
  • Aug 27

    University of Michigan Legal History Workshop

    University of Michigan Legal History Workshop
    The University of Michigan's legal history workshop has the following schedule for fall 2015. All sessions meet in Law School, 0220 South Hall, unless otherwise noted. Guests can obtain the readings via email from Dara Faris…
  • Aug 27

    Triangle Legal History Schedule, 2015-16

    Triangle Legal History Schedule, 2015-16
    I'm pleased to announce the schedule for triangle legal history for the coming academic year. All of the sessions will be at the National Humanities Center, except the December 4 meeting, which will be at UNC Law School. All of...
Rank this Week: 62

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 26

    Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa Complains To NYT About Information Included In Book Review

    Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa Complains To NYT About Information Included In Book Review
    Via the Guardian: The celebrated writer Mario Vargas Llosa has complained to the New York Times via a letter to the editor that a recent review of his new book, Notes on the Death of Culture, included incorrect information that...
  • Aug 26

    A Bibliographic Literature Survey of IP Standard-Setting Organization

    A Bibliographic Literature Survey of IP Standard-Setting Organization
    Jorge L. Contreras, University of Utah College of Law, is publishing Patents, Technical Standards and Standards-Setting Organizations: A Survey of the Empirical, Legal and Economics Literature in 2 Research Handbook on the Economics of…
  • Aug 26

    The Copyright Jurisprudence of the ECJ

    The Copyright Jurisprudence of the ECJ
    Marcella Favale, Bournemouth University & University of Glasgow, Martin Kretschmer, University of Glasgow, and Paul L. C. Torremans, are publishing Is There a EU Copyright Jurisprudence? An Empirical Analysis of the Workings of the…
Rank this Week: 70

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 27

    Tweeting about LLC veil piercing

    Tweeting about LLC veil piercing
    LLCs Still Don't Have Corporate Veils. Really. http://t.co/nTANsUqO8I It bugs me too. — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) August 28, 2015 What we should do is just abolish LLC veil piercing.... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Aug 27

    Newman was no game changer

    Newman was no game changer
    Alison Frankel cites the defendants briefs before the SCOTUS: In at least eight post-Newman decisions, federal district judges have rejected insider trading defendants’ arguments that the government... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Aug 27

    A useful cautionary note on benefit corporation

    A useful cautionary note on benefit corporation
    I recommend reading Daryl Koehn, Why the New Benefit Corporations May Not Prove to Be Truly Socially Beneficial (July 30, 2015). Business & Professional Ethics Journal, Forthcoming. Available at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 72

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: 73

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: 79

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/
  • Aug 27

    NLRB Issues New Joint-Employer Test

    NLRB Issues New Joint-Employer Test
    Today, the NLRB issued a 3-2 decision in the long-awaited Browning-Ferris case. I'm heading off to class, so I haven't read the decision yet and will copy the Board's announcement: In a 3-2 decision involving Browning-Ferris Industries of…
  • Aug 22

    Are Yelp Reviewers "Employees"?

    Are Yelp Reviewers &quot;Employees&quot;?
    In an interesting decision, the Northern District of California (where the Uber and Lyft cases both arose) recently ruled that Yelp reviewers are not employees. This is true despite the allegations that the individuals were purportedly told…
  • Aug 20

    Record Payout in Workplace Accident

    Record Payout in Workplace Accident
    Many scholars -- as well as those in the labor and employment law community -- have lamented the inadequate remedies offered by OSHA. The recent Bumble Bee case represents one instance where a horrific workplace death took place at a...
Rank this Week: 80

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Aug 27

    McAdams on Empathy and Masculinity in To Kill a Mockingbird

    McAdams on Empathy and Masculinity in To Kill a Mockingbird
    Richard H. McAdams (University of Chicago Law School) has posted Empathy and Masculinity in Harper Lee's to Kill a Mockingbird (Ch. 13 (pp. 239-261) in American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature, edited by Saul Levmore and…
  • Aug 27

    Ram on DNA by the Entirety

    Ram on DNA by the Entirety
    Natalie Ram (University of Baltimore - School of Law) has posted DNA by the Entirety (115 Colum. L. Rev. 873 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The law fails to accommodate the inconvenient fact that an individual’s identifiable…
  • Aug 27

    Franks on Constitutional Fictions and Their Discontent

    Franks on Constitutional Fictions and Their Discontent
    Mary Anne Franks (University of Miami School of Law) has posted Where the Law Lies: Constitutional Fictions and Their Discontents (Law and Lies: Deception and Truth-Telling in the American Legal System, ed. Austin Sarat (Cambridge Univ. Press…
Rank this Week: 87

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: 98

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 27

    Guest Post: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17–Possible Legal Avenues for Redress (Part 1)

    Guest Post: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17–Possible Legal Avenues for Redress (Part 1)
    by Aaron Matta and Anda Scarlat by Aaron Matta and Anda Scarlat [Dr Aaron Matta is a Senior Researcher at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, Rule of Law Program. Anda Scarlat is a Summer Fellow with the Rule of Law Program at the…
  • Aug 27

    The Post-Incarceration Life of International Criminal

    The Post-Incarceration Life of International Criminal
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller The inestimable Mark Kersten devotes his new column at Justice Hub (ignore the scary portrait) to an unusual issue: whether international criminals should be able to pursue higher education once they…
  • Aug 26

    So What Are Your Top 5 Worst Treaties Ever?

    So What Are Your Top 5 Worst Treaties Ever?
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis Benjamin Soloway at Foreign Policy magazine thrilled me last week when he called to set up an interview for this story on the worst treaties ever.  Simply put, I love treaties and I love lists.…
Rank this Week: 102

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: 112

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 111

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/
  • Aug 27

    The essence of Josh Wright’s FTC tenure was to ensure that benefits outweigh costs; the rest is commentary

    The essence of Josh Wright’s FTC tenure was to ensure that benefits outweigh costs; the rest is commentary
    As the organizer of this retrospective on Josh Wright’s tenure as FTC Commissioner, I have the (self-conferred) honor of closing out the symposium. When Josh was confirmed I wrote that: The FTC will benefit enormously from Josh’s…
  • Aug 27

    Imagine

    Imagine
    by Michael Baye, Bert Elwert Professor of Business at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and former Director of the Bureau of Economics, FTC Imagine a world where competition and consumer protection authorities base…
  • Aug 26

    Josh Wright’s Unfinished Legacy: Reforming FTC Consumer Protection Enforcement

    Josh Wright’s Unfinished Legacy: Reforming FTC Consumer Protection Enforcement
    by Berin Szoka, President, TechFreedom Josh Wright will doubtless be remembered for transforming how FTC polices competition. Between finally defining Unfair Methods of Competition (UMC), and his twelve dissents and multiple speeches about…
Rank this Week: 114

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 27

    Why Do Pandas Born in the U.S. Belong to China?

    Why Do Pandas Born in the U.S. Belong to China?
    Because China owns all of the world's pandas and rigidly enforces the loan agreements it makes with zoos around the world. The Vox explains: On Saturday, a pair of tiny baby panda twins were born at the National Zoo. The...
  • Aug 27

    Clowney on Black Middle-Class Communitie

    Clowney on Black Middle-Class Communitie
    Stephen Clowney (That's Me!) has posted Boundary Work in Black Middle-Class Communities (Savannah Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This piece, written for the "Re-Integrating Spaces" symposium at Savannah Law School,…
  • Aug 25

    Opting out of new editions for casebook

    Opting out of new editions for casebook
    Rob Anderson (Pepperdine) makes an argument that seems especially relevant for Property professors. Is there any good reason to assign the newest edition of a property textbook?: The price of law school casebooks (as well as college textbooks…
Rank this Week: 124

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 26

    Yep, 800,000 Bankruptcy Filings This Year

    Yep, 800,000 Bankruptcy Filings This Year
    My blogging has been light the past few months as we have been working on the eighth edition of what will now be LoPucki, Warren & Lawless, Secured Transactions: A Systems Approach. For you secured transactions teachers out there, we...
  • Aug 26

    Venue (Again)

    Venue (Again)
    Some thoughts on the latest dustup over venue in big chapter 11 cases, on Dealb%k.
  • Aug 22

    Puerto Rico Seeks Help From the Supreme Court

    Puerto Rico Seeks Help From the Supreme Court
    Puerto Rico is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the First Circuit decision that Puerto Rico's Recovery Act is preempted and thus unconstitutional. Here's the petition. In addition to parsing the legal issues, the petition is framed…
Rank this Week: 133

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Fifth Circuit upholds mandatory self-abnegating disclosure to correct competitor's harassment

    Fifth Circuit upholds mandatory self-abnegating disclosure to correct competitor's harassment
    Test Masters Educational Services, Inc. v. Robin Singh Educational Services, Inc., No. 13-20250 (5th Cir. Aug. 21, 2015)  The parties, test prep companies, have competing claims to TESTMASTERS as a trademark, and have been litigating for…
  • Aug 24

    DC Circuit panel doubles down on invalidating conflict minerals disclosure

    DC Circuit panel doubles down on invalidating conflict minerals disclosure
    Nat’l Ass’n of Mfgrs v. SEC, No. 13-5252 (D.C. Cir. Aug. 18, 2105)  After the AMI en banc decision, the panel granted rehearing of National Association of Manufacturers v. SEC, 748 F.3d 359 (D.C. Cir. 2014).  The panel,…
  • Aug 24

    The platonic ideal of fair use: critical remix of municipal video

    The platonic ideal of fair use: critical remix of municipal video
    City of Inglewood v. Teixeira, No. 15-cv-01815 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 20, 2015) Teixeira lives in Inglewood, California, and posts videos on YouTube as “Dehol Trouth.”  The City argued that he infringed the City’s…
Rank this Week: 134

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: 141

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Batson (A Footnote to Sandy Levinson)

    Batson (A Footnote to Sandy Levinson)
    A small footnote to Sandy Levinson's insightful post on the separation of criminal law and procedure from constitutional theory. A few years ago I wrote a short paper on remedies for Batson violations. The impetus for the paper is that in…
  • Aug 21

    Announcing Broken Trust: Why I Wrote a Book on Dysfunctional Government and Constitutional Reform

    Announcing Broken Trust: Why I Wrote a Book on Dysfunctional Government and Constitutional Reform
    I can’t count the number of book reviews I’ve read of works advocating constitutional and political reform which conclude along these lines: “the author’s suggested remedies are interesting, but unlikely to be…
  • Aug 21

    More on the separatino of criminal law (and procedure) from "constitutional theory"

    More on the separatino of criminal law (and procedure) from &quot;constitutional theory&quot;
    I want to elaborate some on Mark Graber's extraordinarily incisive and important post on why "constitutional theorists" are obsessed by, say, Obergefell and have almost literally nothing to say about Ferguson.  With regard to the…
Rank this Week: 138

Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

Teknoids are in legal academia, non-profits, the judiciary, and law firms plus others with interests in this area.

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team
    Recently a few members of R Core have indicated that part of what slows down the development of R as a language is that it has become increasingly difficult over the years to achieve consensus among the core developers of the language.…
  • Nov 29

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan
    Turntable for video, err, Pinterest for video, uhhh, video startup Chill is coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content creators to sell their videos directly to fans. After the success of…
  • Nov 29

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Aug 27

    Judges Intervening on Behalf of Pro Se Litigant

    Judges Intervening on Behalf of Pro Se Litigant
    How much assistance may a judge provide a pro se plaintiff? Judge Jack Weinstein and Judge Richard Posner seem to favor the interventionist approach. Judge Weinstein was “required” to intervene on behalf of the pro se plaintiff in…
  • Aug 27

    Eighth Circuit overturns sanctions against lawyer for deposition objection

    Eighth Circuit overturns sanctions against lawyer for deposition objection
    Opinion here and below. (h/t: How Appealing) The trial court had reviewed depo transcripts well after they had been taken, formed the view that the attorney had been improperly obstructive, and issued a novel sanction (i.e., the attorney was…
  • Aug 25

    Richard McAdams review of "Go Set a Watchman"

    Richard McAdams review of &quot;Go Set a Watchman&quot;
    The review, at New Rambler, discusses in part the views of Monroe Freedman and Stephen Lubet about Atticus Finch. (h/t: Faculty Lounge) Excerpt: While it might then appear that I am in accord with the iconoclastic critics of theMockingbird…
Rank this Week: 158

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    People v. Romero & Self (Cal. Supreme Court - Aug. 26, 2015)

    People v. Romero &amp; Self (Cal. Supreme Court - Aug. 26, 2015)
    Sometimes you read these death penalty cases and wonder what it was that led the jury to invoke the death penalty.Not here.Just read the first nine pages of the opinion, which recounts the various crimes that the defendants committed during…
  • Aug 26

    Sternberg v. California State Board of Pharmacy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)

    Sternberg v. California State Board of Pharmacy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)
    It at first seemed a little harsh to me that the California State Board of Pharmacy revoked Andrew Sternberg's pharmacy license just because he was the pharmacist in charge when someone else stole some drugs from the office.  Seemed…
  • Aug 26

    People v. Toloy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)

    People v. Toloy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)
    Section 290 of the Penal Code requires that when certain people (e.g., sex offenders) are released from jail after serving a sentence of 30 days or more, these people must register their new (post-release) address with the local police…
Rank this Week: 161

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Aug 27

    "Criminal Justice Reform Begins With Fair Sentencing and Fair Chances"

    &quot;Criminal Justice Reform Begins With Fair Sentencing and Fair Chances&quot;
    The title of this post is the headline of this new commentary which strikes me as especially notable because (1) it is authored by the Coaltion for Public Safety's senior policy advisor, Lance Lemmonds, who recently worked for the…
  • Aug 27

    BJS releases latest data on crime victimization throughout United State

    BJS releases latest data on crime victimization throughout United State
    This new press release from the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports on encouraging crime news for 2014 based on one notable metric. Here are the basic data from the press release: The violent crime rate did not change significantly in...
  • Aug 27

    Might Tennessee soon have its machinery of death up and running?

    Might Tennessee soon have its machinery of death up and running?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this AP story headlined "Judge upholds Tennessee lethal injection method." Here are the basics: A Tennessee judge on Wednesday upheld the state's lethal injection process for…
Rank this Week: 169

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
  • Jun 25

    Reflection

    Reflection
    Originally posted on American Civil Rights Movement Immersion Program:On reflection, the American Civil Rights Immersion Program maintained a three-pronged mission. To walk in the footsteps of the heroes of the historical Civil Rights…
  • Jun 12

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment
    Below is a letter I sent to students and parents of Phillips Academy in response to an unfortunate incident involving a group of our recent graduates. On Sunday, we celebrated Commencement in our 237th year under blue skies. We graduated…
  • 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 ……
Rank this Week: 186

The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

Covers law, politics, pop culture, sports, and a touch of Iowa. By University of Iowa professor Tung Yin.

http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/
  • Apr 21

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk
    It seems quite fitting that the Seattle Seahawks traded for Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. This way, a player who violated NCAA rules about getting free stuff while at Ohio State and then left Ohio State early (after agreeing that he...
  • Apr 5

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

    Play (fantasy) baseball!
    Way back in 2001, I started a fantasy baseball league with fellow lawyers and staff at Munger Tolles & Olson. Naturally, we called the league "BatMungers." Even as several of us left the firm (and in some of our cases,...
  • Apr 2

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....
    I'm not one for sit-coms, so I didn't watch "How I Met Your Mother" during its 9-year-run, but being the avid Entertainment Weekly reader that I am, I know something about the show. So I was mildly curious about how...
Rank this Week: 187