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Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

A blawg from Albany Law School's Diversity Office to engage all students, faculty and staff to create a community of inclusion and to have an open forum to address issues facing all of us.

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
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An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

Covers how associates should approach the practice of law. By Keith Lee.

http://associatesmind.com
  • Jan 30

    PSA: Changing Email Subscription Provider

    PSA: Changing Email Subscription Provider
    Just a quick PSA. I’m changing email subscription providers from Google Feedburner to MailChimp. The general consensus for years now is that Feedburner is a dying service full of bugs, but I’ve been too busy/lazy to sit down and…
  • Jan 28

    How to Write (Better) Requests for Admission

    How to Write (Better) Requests for Admission
    Requests for Admissions are sort of the red-headed stepchild of the discovery process. Interrogatories and Requests for Production get all the attention in law school and CLEs, while poor Requests for Admissions (RFAs) sit in the corner,…
  • Jan 26

    Social Media Subpoena Guide 2015 Edition

    Social Media Subpoena Guide 2015 Edition
    I initially wrote about how to subpoena various social media sites back in 2011. Seeing as it has been a few years I thought it was time to provide an update. It’s worth noting that almost every site you attempt to subpoena will throw…
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Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 30

    Check Out This Blog

    Check Out This Blog
    I just discovered this blog through a pingback to my blog: S|M| i |L|E  (http://socialmediainlegaleducation.com) has been around since last summer. According to their blog: S|M| i |L|E (Social Media in Legal Education) is a new…
  • Jan 29

    Ravel and Casetext – A New Generation of Legal Research Tool

    Ravel and Casetext – A New Generation of Legal Research Tool
    Katrina June Lee , Susan Azyndar , and Ingrid Mattson have published A New Era: Integrating Today’s ‘Next Gen’ Research Tools Ravel and Casetext in the Law School Classroom, forthcoming in Rutgers University Computer &…
  • Dec 13

    Live Blogging from the LegalEdWeb Webinar

    Live Blogging from the LegalEdWeb Webinar
    Jeremiah Ho of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Law (above) led a webinar entitled “Flipping of the Law Classroom: Infusing Active Learning Through Technology.” Here are some of his key points: Flipped learning is…
Rank this Week: 1858

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

Covers e-discovery issues by focusing on mistakes made by counsel, employers and employees.

http://ellblog.com
  • Jan 30

    Seeking Discovery Requires Specificity

    Seeking Discovery Requires Specificity
    When lawsuits arise, litigants are usually hesitant to cooperate with their adversaries. However, this way of thinking usually does nothing more than delay the inevitable. More often than not, adversaries choose to “fight to the…
  • Jan 28

    Will A Tangled Web of Preservation Failures Lead to Sanctions?

    Will A Tangled Web of Preservation Failures Lead to Sanctions?
    Preserving electronic data can be a challenge for companies with multiple data centers.  However, what we have here is a failure to communicate.  The case at issue is an ERISA class action against UnumProvident. On November 26,…
  • Jan 26

    If You’re Looking For Approval of Computer-Assisted Review, You Found the Right Case

    If You’re Looking For Approval of Computer-Assisted Review, You Found the Right Case
    In a case dealing with gender discrimination between female employees and a large advertising conglomerate, the plaintiffs filed claims against the defendants under Title VII of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Fair…
Rank this Week: 4467

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    What is the Probability of Receiving a US Patent?

    What is the Probability of Receiving a US Patent?
    Following my post last week, I confidently proclaimed at a conference yesterday that the true abandonment rate was about 9%. I was--kindly, thankfully--corrected by the target of the comment, who just so happens to be a co-author of a working…
  • Jan 27

    Weighing Treatises v. Restatements - Copyright Edition

    Weighing Treatises v. Restatements - Copyright Edition
    In A Restatement of Copyright Law as More Independent and Stable Treatise, 79 Brooklyn L. Rev. 457 (2014), Ann Bartow considers the pitfalls of treatises as overarching guides to complex laws. These pitfalls include conflicts of interest,…
  • Jan 26

    Haber & Werfel on Troll

    Haber & Werfel on Troll
    Stephen Haber and Seth Werfel (Stanford Political Science) have posted Why Do Inventors Sell to Patent Trolls? Experimental Evidence for the Asymmetry Hypothesis. Here is the abstract:Why do individual patent holders assign their patents…
Rank this Week: 1618

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Jan 29

    #barpreplife: Miss Money Bag

    #barpreplife: Miss Money Bag
    GUEST BLOG by Jennifer Varteressian, Graduated from The University of Tulsa College of Law Ok. So, Apparently I’m made of money. My favorite thing that people say to me when they found out I just graduated from law school and am about…
  • Jan 28

    #The3Llife: A Case for Jury Nullification

    #The3Llife: A Case for Jury Nullification
    GUEST BLOG By Shaun Sanders, 3L at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law Jury nullification is an oddity of discussion in law school. The combined legislative wealth of numerous cultures spanned over centuries of time has…
  • Jan 27

    #The2Llife: My Case-Reading Strategy

    #The2Llife: My Case-Reading Strategy
    GUEST BLOG Harrison Thorne, 2L at UCLA School of Law When I first started law school, reading cases took FOREVER! It still takes me a while to get through reading assignments. But when I do the reading, I really try to get the most out…
Rank this Week: 360

JD Nation

JD Nation

Provides advice for blocked, bored or burned out JDs. By Annie Little.

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • Jan 29

    What You Can (and Should) Do With a Law Degree

    What You Can (and Should) Do With a Law Degree
    There’s really only one thing you can do with your law degree: Be a lawyer. Kind of weird coming from a lawyer life coach, I know. But hear me out. Take a minute to think about how many law grads you know who went to law school without…
  • Jan 14

    The #1 Reason Why January Sucks for Setting Goal

    The #1 Reason Why January Sucks for Setting Goal
    I don’t love setting new year’s resolutions. It’s tough enough for me to set personal and professional goals without all the pressure of “designing my perfect year” or “getting it right for the new…
  • Nov 20

    And the Winner Is…

    And the Winner Is…
    Before I do the big reveal, I want to thank everyone who applied for the 2014 No Excuses Scholarship. Please know that I read each and every application — multiple times — and this was not an easy decision. At.... Read…
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Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 28

    High Time to Revisit the First Sale Doctrine: Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

    High Time to Revisit the First Sale Doctrine: Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation
    By Chris Ferrell Normally, James Bond is the fictional MI6 spy who subdues international chaos before it starts. However, James Bond has yet to stop the decade-long battle between Omega S.A. and Costco Wholesale Corporation. Neither side has…
  • Jan 26

    SCOTUS Hears Challenge to Colorado Law Regulating E-Commerce Transaction

    SCOTUS Hears Challenge to Colorado Law Regulating E-Commerce Transaction
    By Craig Henson The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard argument in a case that could have far-reaching implications for online retailers and their customers. On December 8, 2014, the Court heard oral argument in Direct Marketing Association v.…
  • Jan 23

    The Hidden StingRay Within the Murky Waters of Surveillance

    The Hidden StingRay Within the Murky Waters of Surveillance
    Law enforcement use of IMSI catchers and their insidious efforts to hide it. By Miriam Swedlow Thanks to NPR’s radio program, Serial, thousands of Americans now know that a person’s movements can be verified by following the…
Rank this Week: 787

Law Actually

Law Actually

Blog of a LL.M law student in the UK.

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Time’s up: judicial review claim for super-sewer dismissed

    Time’s up: judicial review claim for super-sewer dismissed
    From the London Evening Standard 22/01/15: A council was today accused of being “totally incompetent” after the legal challenge against London’s controversial super-sewer collapsed because it submitted court papers late. …
  • Jan 26

    It’s a hard knot life

    It’s a hard knot life
    Guest PostJapanese Knotweed has received some legislative attention recently, perhaps due to recent media interest in how it is affecting the value of properties. The new Anti-Social, Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 seeks to address…
  • Jan 19

    Party Games: pin the invoice on the schoolchild

    Party Games: pin the invoice on the schoolchild
    From BBC News 19/01/15: A five-year-old was billed for failing to attend a friend's birthday party - resulting in threats of legal action. Alex Nash, from Cornwall, was invited to the party just before Christmas. An invoice for…
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The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

The Albany Government Law Review runs this student written and edited law blog engaged in substantive law review-like legal analysis and academic speculation.

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 25

    Exploring Whether Hobby Lobby Will Protect Christians and Satanists Alike

    Exploring Whether Hobby Lobby Will Protect Christians and Satanists Alike
    Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go:[1] by Kimberly Waldin, Albany Government Law Review I. Introduction The Federal Health Resources and Services Administration through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) requires that…
  • Nov 9

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor
    By: Gregory T. Myers, Albany Government Law Review A MOOC—a massive open online course—is a free or near-free, credit-less, online course[1] that is creating substantial buzz in the academic and technical communities.  The…
  • Nov 9

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor

    MOOCs Shake Up Intellectual Property Rights for Professor
    By: Gregory T. Myers, Albany Government Law Review A MOOC—a massive open online course—is a free or near-free, credit-less, online course[1] that is creating substantial buzz in the academic and technical communities.  The…
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Boalt Bulletin Board

Boalt Bulletin Board

An online forum for non-event announcements. From Berkeley Law.

http://bbb.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 23

    Farella Braun + Martel 1L Diversity Scholarship

    Farella Braun + Martel 1L Diversity Scholarship
    As part of Farella Braun + Martel LLP’s continued commitment to diversity in the legal profession, the firm has awarded Diversity Scholarships for the past 14 years to support outstanding, diverse Bay Area law students. Applicants must…
  • Jan 16

    January 31 Deadline: Robbins Award

    January 31 Deadline: Robbins Award
    The Robbins Collection invites enrolled Berkeley Law 2L and 3L J.D. students to submit their unpublished research papers on comparative law or legal history for this competition. Authors of the three top papers will receive awards of, each…
  • Jan 13

    FDA and Drug Development Course at the School of Public Health

    FDA and Drug Development Course at the School of Public Health
    The following Public Health course welcomes Law students. NOTE: 2L and 3L JD Students: If you want these non-Law units to count towards your law degree, please be sure to fill out an Academic Rules Petition. LLM Students: These non-Law units…
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Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Jan 23

    EXPANDED ACCESS TO ABA PERIODICALS ON HEINONLINE

    EXPANDED ACCESS TO ABA PERIODICALS ON HEINONLINE
    Our HeinOnline subscription now includes expanded coverage of ABA publications. GMUSL patrons have access to more than 100 periodicals including the most recent editions. Students may find several titles of general interest: Student Lawyer…
  • Jan 20

    ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH FOR SEMINAR PAPERS

    ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH FOR SEMINAR PAPERS
    “Wait. The information I need to research this topic isn’t on Westlaw or Lexis? Google isn’t helpful either.  #$@&%*!”  No need to despair. Instead, attend a short seminar at 5:00pm on Thursday, January…
  • Jan 15

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2015

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2015
    In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Law Library will be closed on Monday, January 19. The Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. became a federal holiday (5 U.S.C. § 6103(a)) fifteen years after Martin Luther…
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Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Covers the legal profession including the future of the profession, legal careers and law schools. By George S. Bellas.

http://www.attorneyscreativeroundtable.com/
  • Jan 21

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine
         You have probably noted an ongoing “debate” on the topic of whether the practice of law is a business.  Some lawyers argue that since we are a learned profession, we are not running businesses, nor should…
  • Jan 1

    A Checklist for Failure in 2015

    A Checklist for Failure in 2015
    For many people, it’s traditional to look back on the previous year seeking hints as to how to improve and thrive in the year to come. Common wisdom tells us it’s beneficial to begin the New Year on a positive note, but that…
  • Nov 21

    The Tortoise and The Lobster

    The Tortoise and The Lobster
    The Legal Profession Is Losing the Technology Race Faster Than You Think      The legal profession continues to move at its traditionally measured tempo even as the winds of change blow past us like a rocket plane passing a…
Rank this Week: 2065

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize

    Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize
    THE AMERICAN COLLEGEOF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNSELis pleased to announce theELEVENTH ANNUALEMPLOYEE BENEFITS WRITING PRIZESUBJECT:                           Any topic in the…
  • Jan 15

    Law School to Lawyer

    Law School to Lawyer
    Young Lawyers Division & UMBA presentLaw School to LawyerYou are invited to meet attorneys in a casual setting to learn about the transition from law school to lawyer.  Attend a resume review session where practicing attorneys will…
  • Dec 18

    Updated Resume Place Website

    Updated Resume Place Website
    Announcing the updated Resume Place website!The best federal career website on the internet is now mobile, more efficient, and still full of free information and plenty of federal job search help.Since our original website launched in 1996,…
Rank this Week: 834

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 14

    A Reluctant Technologist – Best Practices for the 21st Century

    A Reluctant Technologist – Best Practices for the 21st Century
    BLOG Authored by:  Irene Scharf Professor of Law Univ. of Mass. School of Law   From a reluctant technologist:  For several reasons, this year we’ve instituted in the clinics at the law school an email security program to…
  • Jan 10

    Being in the Moment with our Student

    Being in the Moment with our Student
    BLOG post authored by: Irene Scharf Univ. of Mass. School of Law About a month ago, when the President announced that he was taking executive action to address various issues that would assist about 5.5 million immigrants in this country,…
  • Jan 9

    Thanks to all our wonderful readers and contributors, we WON!

    Thanks to all our wonderful readers and contributors, we WON!
    “Best Practices for Legal Education” blog won first place in the ABA Journal Blawg 100’s Careers / Law School category. Our blog garnered more than 150 votes and was one of 13 popular vote winners out of 100 blogs. The…
Rank this Week: 4769

Law is War

Law is War

Blog written by two LLM students on contemporary human rights and civil liberties issues in the UK.

http://lawiswar.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 13

    Cameron, Tabloids & Tyrants: Vous n’êtes pas Charlie

    Cameron, Tabloids & Tyrants: Vous n’êtes pas Charlie
    The tragic events that took place in Paris last week have stimulated heated debate about a range of difficult issues including where the limits of freedom of expression lie and how best to tackle extremism.  This post is not…
  • Jan 5

    Arrest Targets: We Do Not Consent

    Arrest Targets: We Do Not Consent
    Rule of Targets British police allegedly act under a philosophy of policing by consent (‘the police are the public and the public are the police’, as the saying goes), which encompasses a number of principles set out in General…
  • Jan 5

    Arrest Targets: We Do Not Consent

    Arrest Targets: We Do Not Consent
    Rule of Targets British police allegedly act under a philosophy of policing by consent (‘the police are the public and the public are the police’, as the saying goes), which encompasses a number of principles set out in General…
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Law Student Land

Law Student Land

Featuring articles written by law students from across the United States.

http://lawstudentland.com/
  • Jan 10

    Corpus Linguistics And The Law

    Corpus Linguistics And The Law
    By Emmalee Boekweg, J. Reuben Clark Law School Class of 2014 January 9, 2015 Corpus linguistics, the use of large collections of naturally occurring usage to study word meaning, is increasingly available to the public at large.  Its…
  • Nov 24

    Arbitrator To Consider Legal Principles When Deciding Rice’s Fate

    Arbitrator To Consider Legal Principles When Deciding Rice’s Fate
    By: Josh Nightingale, Villanova University School of Law Class of 2016 November 24, 2014 The NFL, its fans, and everyone with a stake in the saga of Ray Rice, are anxiously awaiting the decision of an arbitrator to rule on his potential…
  • Nov 20

    Redskins Trademark Battle Continues After Native Americans File Motion To Dismi

    Redskins Trademark Battle Continues After Native Americans File Motion To Dismi
    By: Josh Nightingale, Villanova University School of Law Class of 2016 November 19, 2014 In late September Native Americans filed a motion to dismiss the Redskins’ latest lawsuit against them relating to an ongoing trademark dispute.…
Rank this Week: 2496

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

From the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law.

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • Jan 2

    The Forum Remembers Mario Cuomo

    The Forum Remembers Mario Cuomo
    The Forum is deeply saddened to learn that Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York and a great friend of the Forum, passed away yesterday at his home in Manhattan. Cuomo enjoyed a decorated career in New York politics, serving as a…
  • Oct 19

    Forum Guest Ron Klain Named Ebola Czar

    Forum Guest Ron Klain Named Ebola Czar
    President Obama announced this week that Ron Klain, the former chief of staff to vice presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden, will be appointed as the administration’s “Ebola czar.” Klain was a guest at the 2008 Forum Film…
  • Oct 10

    Opening Night of the Forum Film Festival Featured in Huffington Post, Washington Square New

    Opening Night of the Forum Film Festival Featured in Huffington Post, Washington Square New
    The opening night of the 2014 Forum Film Festival, which featured an advanced screening of Camp X-Ray with actress Kristen Stewart and director Peter Sattler, has been featured in both the Huffington Post and the Washington Square…
Rank this Week: 348

law:/dev/null

law:/dev/null

Musings of a computer scientist turned law student. By T. Greg Doucette.

http://www.lawdevnull.com/
  • Dec 6

    Warrior Cops Gone Wild

    Warrior Cops Gone Wild
    One of the things I’ve been dabbling with during my most-recent extended absence from law:/dev/null has been the near-daily stream of news stories about police going totally bonkers while carrying out their once-upon-a-time mission to…
  • Nov 30

    Time flies when you’re flying solo

    Time flies when you’re flying solo
    I knew it had been awhile since I’d written something here, but it didn’t really click that it had been sooo long until Thanksgiving this past week It also served as a reminder that an awful lot of stuff can happen in just three…
  • Aug 25

    TDot’s Mailbag v11.0: A reintroduction for the 1L

    TDot’s Mailbag v11.0: A reintroduction for the 1L
    Today marks the first day of classes over at the North Carolina Central University School of Law. It’s also the first time since I started way back in 20091 that I haven’t attended class with a single person there: the last batch…
Rank this Week: 3419

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Nov 25

    CALIFORNIA’S BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS, BENEFIT OR BURDEN FOR STORES?

    CALIFORNIA’S BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS, BENEFIT OR BURDEN FOR STORES?
    On September 30th, 2014 Governor Brown signed SB 270, the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.[1] SB 270 will be enforced beginning July 2015 and will prohibit grocery stores and retailers with at least 10,000 square…
  • Nov 20

    CALIFORNIA’S BAG BAN: STICKING IT TO BIG PLASTIC

    CALIFORNIA’S BAG BAN: STICKING IT TO BIG PLASTIC
    Whether it’s the times I competed with myself to see how many grocery bags I could carry in on each arm when helping unload the car after a supermarket trip, or the times that many of those same grocery bags...
  • Nov 18

    RETURN OF A NFL FRANCHISE TO LOS ANGELES: A BOOST OR BURDEN TO CALIFORNIA’S ECONOMY?

    RETURN OF A NFL FRANCHISE TO LOS ANGELES: A BOOST OR BURDEN TO CALIFORNIA’S ECONOMY?
    In September 2012, the Los Angeles City Council approved a proposal by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) to build a privately-funded, $1.2 billion-dollar, 76,000-seat football stadium—to be called “Farmers…
Rank this Week: 4738

Legal Geekery

Legal Geekery

Covers the shenanigans of some geeks stuck in law school.

http://legalgeekery.com
  • Sep 10

    Fastcase Public Links to Cases on Haiku Decisis Are Here!

    Fastcase Public Links to Cases on Haiku Decisis Are Here!
    It was always my intention to include links to the cases referenced on Haiku Decisis, and finally that day is today. We introduced a feature at Fastcase about two months ago allowing any Fastcase subscriber to generate a public link to any…
  • Aug 19

    Haikus Straight from SCOTUS

    Haikus Straight from SCOTUS
    Announcing Haiku Decisis. A few weeks ago, for reasons I still don’t completely understand, I began to wonder how often the Supreme Court inadvertently creates a haiku in its opinions. These are the kinds of conversations we tend to…
  • Aug 13

    Second Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc for Aereo Plaintiff

    Second Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc for Aereo Plaintiff
    Last summer I wrote about Aereo’s journey through the federal courts. At that time, the plaintiffs were seeking to enjoin Aereo from providing their broadcast television content to subscribers via the internet at the district court…
Rank this Week: 1203

Law School at Top Law Student.com

Law School at Top Law Student.com

Information and study techniques for law students.

http://lawstudent.tv
  • Aug 15

    Priorities During Your First-Year of Law School

    Priorities During Your First-Year of Law School
      You’ll hear a lot of talk about priorities once you get to law school.  Prioritizing your workload is an important way to stay ahead of the game.  With other students talking about extracurricular activities and summer…
  • Jul 15

    How to Make It to the Top of Your Class in Law School

    How to Make It to the Top of Your Class in Law School
      So grades matter.  We know that.  But what matters more?  Class rank.  Where you’re ranked among your peers could be the most important factor in landing a job.  Often times top law firms will only accept…
  • Jun 15

    How to Stay Diplomatic in Law School

    How to Stay Diplomatic in Law School
      I often find myself asking, “what qualities make up the characteristics of a great man?”  One way of uncovering such qualities is to look to the commonalities of great men throughout history—Lincoln, Churchill,…
Rank this Week: 2629

Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

Stories from the fruits and nuts of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Hanging By An OCI Thread

    Hanging By An OCI Thread
    Next Friday will mark 10 years to the day that I created this blog as a way of chronicling my experience in law school.  It has served well beyond its initial, humble purpose.  But with my very limited time these days, and more…
  • Jan 30

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?
    Last week, students at Berkeley Law received a series of emails from the Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee announcing four candidate visits to campus in the coming days.This afternoon students received an email from a "Berkeley Law Dean…
  • Jan 23

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
Rank this Week: 960

Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

Stories from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Hanging By An OCI Thread

    Hanging By An OCI Thread
    Next Friday will mark 10 years to the day that I created this blog as a way of chronicling my experience in law school.  It has served well beyond its initial, humble purpose.  But with my very limited time these days, and more…
  • Jan 30

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?
    Last week, students at Berkeley Law received a series of emails from the Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee announcing four candidate visits to campus in the coming days.This afternoon students received an email from a "Berkeley Law Dean…
  • Jan 23

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
Rank this Week: 4777

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1864

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

    Can we balance work and our personal life?
    By: Hilary Bowser It can be extremely difficult to work in the field of law and make time for our family and friends. Many believe that to be successful in our careers we must make sacrifices in our personal life. Is there truly a way to…
  • Jul 9

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    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 258

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 511

Cybercrime Review

Cybercrime Review

Explores new technology, recent legal developments, and interesting arguments at the intersection of computers and the law. By Jeffrey Brown.

http://www.cybercrimereview.com/
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Public Works

Public Works

Covers public service at Virginia Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/publicworks/
  • Jun 12

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 5

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 5
    The Office: Fitting Into the Culture - Amanda Yale When I first started to think about writing this issue on fitting into office culture, I did what any marginally technologically savvy person would do. I went to the internet for...
  • Jun 5

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 4

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 4
    That Intern with Initiative - Annie Kim You already know the basics of being a good intern. Being smart, eager, dependable. Turning in impeccable work. Diving into projects. Not showing up to the office in flip-flops. But what inspires a...
  • Jun 4

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 3

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 3
    Email Etiquette - Liz Averill Like practically every lawyer I know, I have seen a lot of embarrassing emails. The worst have been emails containing personal messages or confidential information that were unintentionally sent to large groups…
Rank this Week: 3287

Justice Action Center

Justice Action Center

Provides a critical inquiry into the role of law as an agent of social change. From New York Law School.

http://www.justiceactioncenter.com/
  • Jun 9

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, June 2014 Now Available

    Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, June 2014 Now Available
    Marriage Equality Moves Forward During May: Oregon & Pennsylvania Are 18th & 19th Marriage Equality States After District Court Rulings Are Not Appealed The campaign for marriage equality took a major step forward during May 2014, as…
  • May 28

    Job Opportunity at New York City Council

    Job Opportunity at New York City Council
    The New York City Council is seeking an attorney to work in its Land Use Division. The primary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: Conducting research and interpreting laws and regulations regarding land use…
  • May 9

    Social Justice Conference: 50 Years of Radical Lawyering Since Freedom Summer

    Social Justice Conference: 50 Years of Radical Lawyering Since Freedom Summer
    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is holding a free all-day Social Justice Conference for law students on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the City University of New York School of Law. This Conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of…
Rank this Week: 1999

All Your Law Are Belong to Us

All Your Law Are Belong to Us

Covers legal issues in the video game industry. From New York Law School.

http://www.allyourlawarebelongtous.com/
  • May 23

    Custom is Better than Law

    Custom is Better than Law
    By: Wesley Paisley Lately video games are getting a lot of press, in NCAA , IPOs, and now regulation from three foreign trade regulation bodies. The contention is with in-app purchases with free-to-play models. The real issue…
  • Apr 18

    eSports and Live Streaming Panel at NYLS

    eSports and Live Streaming Panel at NYLS
    Please join us on April 22 at 6:30 pm for an eSports and Live Streaming. Details are below, please register here.
  • Mar 18

    TimeWarner/Comcast, Net Neutrality and Videogame

    TimeWarner/Comcast, Net Neutrality and Videogame
    Comcast has recently announced its purchase of the notoriously awful TimeWarner Cable for $45.2 billion dollars. Earlier in January, the D.C. Court of Appeals put the kabosh on the FCC’s proposed net neutrality…
Rank this Week: 2015

Detained by U.S.

Detained by U.S.

Covers detention in the war against terrorism. From New York Law School.

http://www.detainedbyus.org/commentary/
  • May 15

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?
    “Whether and when it would be open to this Court to find that a war though merely formally kept alive had in fact ended, is a question too fraught with gravity even to be adequately formulated when not compelled.” Justice ……
  • May 11

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga
    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, a council of roughly 3,000[1] Afghan tribal elders, civic leaders and other prominent figures gathered to debate the draft bilateral security agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States. The…
  • Feb 10

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?
    Persons detained by the U.S. at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), also known as Bagram, may pose a continuing threat to our security. But the nature of that threat, and how the U.S. plans to mitigate it past 2014, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1782

Law School: Success & Careers

Law School: Success & Careers

Advice, tips and musings regarding law school and life thereafter from a former trial lawyer (and guest bloggers), now Director of Public Service Programs at the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, NC.

http://lawschoolsuccessandcareers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe
    Are Yankee fans truly this obnoxious? Truly you, jest! :-) In my Twitter profile, I note that I like to draw parallels between life and baseball. I thought that I would include a scene from an old Kevin Costner movie ("For the Love of…
  • Jan 28

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE
    As I've indicated on many occasions here, and on Twitter, I am a big proponent of students participating in both substantive and social activities in a local bar association.  Cliche though it may be. . "if you want to fish, go where the…
  • Jan 22

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"
    Part II of the "long distance runner" series The first of the "Long Distance Runner" blog articles The Loneliness of the Long Distance Law Student: Do Study Groups Work Or Not - Your Call was a discussion regarding whether law students…
Rank this Week: 2947

PT-LawMom

PT-LawMom

By a full-time legal secretary attending law school part-time at night.

http://ptlawmom.com
  • Mar 9

    Almost done

    Almost done
    I took my last three law school final exams last week (well, one Monday and two the Friday before that).  Pretty sure I bombed one. In the weeks leading up to finals, my company announced massive layoffs and fired my boss.  The day…
  • Feb 9

    Not so divine

    Not so divine
    Remember that scene in the Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood where Ashley  Judd loses her shit with her kids, locks herself in a bathroom and ends up in a mental institution?  I can suddenly understand this.  This is going…
  • Nov 18

    Weekly MILP Roundup #327

    Weekly MILP Roundup #327
    The Weekly MILP (Moms In the Legal Profession) Roundup is hosted on a rotating basis at the Butterflyfish, Ptlawmom, Attorney Work Product, Attorney at Large, Today & Tomorrow, Magic Cookie, and Reluctant Grownup blogs and is usually…
Rank this Week: 1260

The Law Street Journal

The Law Street Journal

Covers the law school experience.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/blog/
  • Feb 17

    Studying Law in India- A Student’s Perspective

    Studying Law in India- A Student’s Perspective
    I vividly remember that day, and that moment, when I finally decided to study law. I was 17, fresh out of the Pre-University Science College, looking for non-Science, and pro-English avenues, when I zeroed in on Law, from amongst options…
  • Dec 2

    2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers from Reid My Blog!

    2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers from Reid My Blog!
    2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers Oh, buying gifts for a lawyer can be frightful, This guide tries to make it more delightful; For lawyers’ families this is the place to go, No more woes, no more woes, no more woes! One gift…
  • Oct 22

    What the Admission Department See

    What the Admission Department See
    I had the opportunity to talk with the Director of Admissions at my law school in order to write this very article. I can ramble on about the application process, GPAs, and the agony that is the LSAT, but I thought, why not go straight…
Rank this Week: 1481

WUSL Admissions Blogs

WUSL Admissions Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.law.widener.edu/admissionsmain
  • Feb 12

    Are you thinking about going to law school?

    Are you thinking about going to law school?
    If you are thinking about going to law school and entering the legal profession, then I invite you to follow me on our Admissions Blogs.  Not too long ago, I was sitting in your seat.  I remember anxiously awaiting my LSAT score,…
  • Dec 5

    Law School Application Process – The Basic

    Law School Application Process – The Basic
    Travel season is over and I am back in the office! One request that pops up time and time again when I interact with prospective law students is to describe the overall application process to law school. Here are the basics: First and…
  • Sep 9

    Am I Ready? – Thoughts from 1L Darryl Green

    Am I Ready? – Thoughts from 1L Darryl Green
    The start of law school can be daunting. 1L Darryl Green weighs in on preparing for the great undertaking:   As the days get crossed off my calendar, I find myself getting closer and closer to my law school’s orientation week.…
Rank this Week: 1335

Santa Clara Law Blogs

Santa Clara Law Blogs

Includes student, announcement and faculty blogs.

http://law.scu.edu/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Alex Rodriguez: Is The Most Hated Man in Baseball Devoid of Ethics?

    Alex Rodriguez: Is The Most Hated Man in Baseball Devoid of Ethics?
    Has beleaguered New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez finally run out of people and groups to alienate? According to Rodriguez, he’s been mistreated by Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees and the Major League Baseball Players…
  • Feb 4

    NCIP Attorney Featured in Story Questioning Shaken Baby Conviction

    NCIP Attorney Featured in Story Questioning Shaken Baby Conviction
    NCIP attorney Paige Kaneb was featured in a KPIX story about the questions being raised surrounding convictions based on shaken baby syndrome. The piece examines the tragic story of Kristian Aspelin, who was wrongly accused of child abuse…
  • Feb 4

    New Judicial Clerkships Available (Feb. 4, 2014)

    New Judicial Clerkships Available (Feb. 4, 2014)
    This is a list of clerkship positions recently added to OSCAR.  To see other recently added clerkships, follow the “Judicial Clerkship” tag to see other posts.  To see all available clerkship positions, please go to:…
Rank this Week: 2011

Legal Resume Review Blog

Legal Resume Review Blog

Provides tips for drafting cover letters and resumes for attorneys.

http://blog.legalresumereview.com/
  • Dec 12

    Negotiating a salary; a response to Forbes’ recent article.

    Negotiating a salary; a response to Forbes’ recent article.
    I recently read an interesting article on negotiating salaries.  While simplistic in many ways, the take-away point was that it is often best to refrain from using “I” statements when negotiating salaries.  Too many…
  • Nov 14

    Seeing Spots: QR Codes Do Not Belong On Legal Resume

    Seeing Spots: QR Codes Do Not Belong On Legal Resume
    It was bound to happen. Once LinkedIn started pushing the QR code links to its pages, it was only a matter of time before they started popping up on legal resumes.  They are supposed to make you look hip, tech-savvy, … Continue…
  • Sep 20

    Silence Is NOT Golden: Why Don’t Candidates Ask Questions?

    Silence Is NOT Golden: Why Don’t Candidates Ask Questions?
    The interview is over and you’ve gleaned a little bit of insight on the potential new firm.  When the questions end and the interviewer asks if you have any questions, please don’t sit there and say nothing.  This is…
Rank this Week: 3896

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The purpose of this blog is to unite members of the legal profession, law professors, and students in a light-hearted, amicable discussion of anything from up-and-coming SCOTUS decisions to the issues facing lawyers given the ever-changing legal market.

http://thelegalmusing.tumblr.com
Rank this Week: 3052

Media and Communications Law…

Media and Communications Law Society

Covers communications law and media policy. From the Suffolk University Law School.

http://suffolkmedialaw.com
  • Nov 12

    First Amendment Activist Mary Beth Tinker Comes to Suffolk Law

    First Amendment Activist Mary Beth Tinker Comes to Suffolk Law
    Suffolk University Law School will host an event where First Amendment Activist, Mary Beth Tinker, will detail the story of a small gesture of protest having an incredible impact. Because of said protest, the Supreme Court eventually ruled…
  • Feb 6

    ‘Justice Alito’s First Amendment’

    ‘Justice Alito’s First Amendment’
    By Justin Silverman Suffolk University Law School will host its 5th annual Masterman Institute on March 6, featuring a discussion on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and his approach to the First Amendment. The event is free and…
  • Jan 30

    The Journal News Fallout: Limiting the First Amendment to Protect the Second

    The Journal News Fallout: Limiting the First Amendment to Protect the Second
    By Justin Silverman Eight days after a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School, shooting and killing 20 young students, 6 staff members and fueling a national discussion on gun control, The Journal News in Lower…
Rank this Week: 4166

Cardozo Real Estate Law…

Cardozo Real Estate Law Association

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law's student run, real estate law association.

http://cardozorela.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4758

BlawgConomics

BlawgConomics

Explores the intersection of law and economics. By Joshua Sturtevant.

http://blawgconomics.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    The Problem with Libertarianism

    The Problem with Libertarianism
    Libertarianism has created some excitement among the American masses recently in lock-step with the perception that government interference in citizens' lives is on the rise. However, opponents like to point out that libertarianism…
  • Nov 4

    Obamacare Proving My Point Better Than I Ever Could

    Obamacare Proving My Point Better Than I Ever Could
    I have spoken unfavorably about Obamacare many times on this page. While I didn't like the voting process related to it, the forced coverage language or the taxes and the rising costs that would necessarily be associated…
  • Nov 2

    The Price of Liberty...

    The Price of Liberty...
    I had to make a quick stop into the office this morning. Unfortunately, part of the Metro system I would have taken was closed. Fear not dear readers - this was due to weekend track work, not a lesser-reported government…
Rank this Week: 1428

The 'Shipping News

The 'Shipping News

Covers clerkship advice and information. By the University of Virginia School of Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/shippingnews/
  • Oct 14

    Robert E. Wone Annual Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference - last RSVP date

    Robert E. Wone Annual Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference - last RSVP date
    Tomorrow is the last day to RSVP for the Robert E. Wone Annual Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference. The conference will be held at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law 4340 Connecticut Ave., N.W.…
  • Sep 3

    Judicial Intern and Clerkship Conference

    Judicial Intern and Clerkship Conference
    Want an opportunity to learn about judicial clerkships and internships from the judges themselves? If so, make your way to Washington D.C. on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for the Robert E. Wone Annual Minority Judicial…
  • Jul 25

    Virginia Trial Court

    Virginia Trial Court
    A clerkship in a Virginia Circuit Court can be an excellent opportunity, particularly for those who wish to pursue careers in prosecution, public defense, legal aid or a more regional firm. While not every court hires term clerks, most of the…
Rank this Week: 3289

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

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

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

    From Russia with Love

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

    Wiki Style Government

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

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

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 664

First Movers

First Movers

http://firstmovers.blogspot.com/
  • May 15

    Our Divine Constitution

    Our Divine Constitution
    I am pleased to announce the publication of Our Divine Constitution, 44 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1201 (2013). An abstract is below (I realized that I never actually wrote an abstract for this piece, so I whipped this up in the last 20 minutes). The…
  • Mar 1

    Publication Announcement

    Publication Announcement
    I'm pleased to announce my paper, Sticky Slopes, has been accepted for publication in Volume 101 of the California Law Review (forthcoming 2013).
  • Dec 9

    Publication Available

    Publication Available
    My article on civil liability for social harm caused by AI robots has been published by Springer. It's available through the Springer website.
Rank this Week: 2196