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Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    This True Hero Feels Lost In Law School

    This True Hero Feels Lost In Law School
    Sad law student bemoans less than heroic life highlighting casebooks.
  • Apr 23

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.23.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.23.14
    * There’s a 5-4 Supreme Court lineup you don’t see too often. [The Volokh Conspiracy / Washington Post] * The Supreme Court is about to hear two cases on cellphone searches that would ring true with the Founders. [Constitutional…
  • Apr 23

    Thanks To Our ATL Advertiser

    Thanks To Our ATL Advertiser
    Above the Law extends thanks to its advertisers.
Rank this Week: 3

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Apr 23

    Brazil senate approves Internet privacy bill

    Brazil senate approves Internet privacy bill
    [JURIST] The Senate of Brazil [official website, in Portuguese] on Tuesday passed a bill [press release, in Portuguese] that puts limits on the metadata that can be collected from Internet users in the country. The law [materials, in…
  • Apr 23

    Supreme Court hears arguments on IRS summons, contaminated well water

    Supreme Court hears arguments on IRS summons, contaminated well water
    [JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases Wednesday. In United States v. Clarke [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court heard arguments on whether an unsupported allegation that the…
  • Apr 23

    Europe rights body criticizes Azerbaijan for abuse

    Europe rights body criticizes Azerbaijan for abuse
    [JURIST] The Council of Europe [official website] released [press release, PDF] Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks's observations on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan on Wednesday revealing human rights issues including:…
Rank this Week: 6

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Apr 23

    Former Nvidia Manager Settles Insider Trading Charge

    Former Nvidia Manager Settles Insider Trading Charge
    Former Nvidia Corp. accounting manager Chris Choi has settled Securities and Exchange Commission insider trading charges that allege he was the first link in a high-profile insider-trading scheme among a network of hedge fund traders.
  • Apr 23

    Georgia Passes Law Broadening Rights of Gun Owner

    Georgia Passes Law Broadening Rights of Gun Owner
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday signed into law a far-reaching bill expanding gun owners' rights, marking a high-profile win for the gun-rights movement.
  • Apr 23

    Bankruptcy Boutique Law Firm Closes, Sending Lawyers Elsewhere

    Bankruptcy Boutique Law Firm Closes, Sending Lawyers Elsewhere
    After more than 60 years of practice, Los Angeles bankruptcy law boutique Stutman Treister & Glatt is closing its doors. The 25-lawyer firm will cease operations at the end of April, shareholder Jeffrey Davidson confirmed Wednesday.…
Rank this Week: 11

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 22

    Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance

    Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance
    Di Stefano, Giada and Gino, Francesca and Pisano, Gary P. and Staats, Bradley R., Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance (March 25, 2014). Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 14-093; Harvard Business School…
  • Apr 22

    How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy

    How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy
    Dēmos - Fast Food Failure. How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy, by Catherine Ruetschlin. “In 2012, the CEO-to worker compensation ratio in fast food topped…
  • Apr 22

    Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report

    Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report
    Excerpt from the Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report: ‘“We have more incidents, more sources, and more variation than ever before—and trying to approach tens of thousands of incidents using the same…
Rank this Week: 35

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 51

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Rohit De Receives L&SA's Dissertation Prize

    Rohit De Receives L&SA's Dissertation Prize
    Rohit De, Department of History, Princeton University, is a co-recipient of the Law and Society Association’s Dissertation Prize, for "The Republic of Writs: Litigious Citizens, Constitutional Law, and Everyday Life in India…
  • Apr 22

    Parrillo Receives L&SA's Hurst Award

    Parrillo Receives L&SA's Hurst Award
    Former Guest Blogger Nick Parrillo, Yale Law School, has received the J. Willard Hurst Award of the Law and Society Association for his book Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940 (Yale University…
  • Apr 22

    CFP: "Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters"

    CFP: "Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters"
    Via JOTWELL (which regularly alerts us to terrific legal history scholarship) we have the following call for proposals:Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014  JOTWELL, the…
Rank this Week: 59

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Apr 23

    “Divorce Corp.”

    “Divorce Corp.”
    Tracy Oppenheimer at Reason profiles a new reformist book and documentary on the costly business of divorce. “It’s the fourth most common cause of bankruptcy in the United States,” says filmmaker Joseph Sorge. Coverage: Paul…
  • Apr 22

    On a computer case

    On a computer case
    An amusing guarantee/waiver, via @fourgreenis on Twitter. Tweet Tags: wacky warnings On a computer case is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
  • Apr 22

    Schuette v. Coalition, in tweet

    Schuette v. Coalition, in tweet
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court, over two dissents, ruled that the voters of Michigan were within their rights under the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause to enact an amendment to the state constitution barring racial preference…
Rank this Week: 73

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 105

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Apr 22

    Gideon’s Promise: Do Low Pay and Heavy Workloads Undermine the Right to Counsel?

    Gideon’s Promise: Do Low Pay and Heavy Workloads Undermine the Right to Counsel?
    In its landmark 1963 decision Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court mandated the right to counsel in federal and state criminal proceedings. Fifty-one years after that unanimous decision, some question whether Gideon's promise has been…
  • Apr 7

    Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedom

    Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedom
    Six states have passed laws to address revenge porn, but critics say those laws may infringe upon First Amendment rights and subject people to needless criminal prosecution. Critics of anti-revenge porn laws believe the laws as drafted are…
  • Mar 25

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution
    The non-consensual posting of nude or sexual media by one person of another is known as Revenge Porn. Many victims report that this practice has had detrimental effects on their lives. Of those surveyed, 90 percent are women and 49 percent…
Rank this Week: 117

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Apr 22

    Elisa Kreisinger on Fair Use(r): Art and Copyright Online [AUDIO]

    Elisa Kreisinger on Fair Use(r): Art and Copyright Online [AUDIO]
    With the democratization of content creation came the democratization of the overzealous copyright claim. Do private agreements between copyright holders and hosting platforms such as YouTube’s Content ID system compromise…
  • Apr 22

    Elisa Kreisinger on Fair Use(r): Art and Copyright Online

    Elisa Kreisinger on Fair Use(r): Art and Copyright Online
    With the democratization of content creation came the democratization of the overzealous copyright claim. Do private agreements between copyright holders and hosting platforms such as YouTube’s Content ID system compromise…
  • Apr 15

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
Rank this Week: 142

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, April 23, 2014: The Legal Status Of Lab RatsForced Arbitration Is Cuckoo For Cocoa Puffs  Unfortunately named Spanish town of ‘Kill Jews’ to…
  • Apr 22

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Happy Earth Day!:Cheerios maker General Mills scraps plan to bar consumers from suing if they engage with it online Pa. lawyer pleads guilty to…
  • Apr 21

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, April 21, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, April 21, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, April 21, 2014:Does Quebec Charter of French language prevent use of trade-marks in languages other than French?Daughter of lawyer who defended anti-gay Prop 8 comes…
Rank this Week: 166

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 23

    Could bedroom tax be one step to far?

    Could bedroom tax be one step to far?
    In recent months the Government decided to introduce the so called ‘bedroom tax’ policy, this policy is designed to free up any under occupied homes allowing bigger families to replace previous tenants. This is all based upon how…
  • Apr 23

    Are first time buyers being forced out?

    Are first time buyers being forced out?
    Although recent news has suggested that the overall number of first time buyers has dramatically increased bringing new values to the market, other news suggested otherwise. It has been said that many new property owners trying to get onto…
  • Apr 22

    Dismissing a whistle blower fairly

    Dismissing a whistle blower fairly
    Was it fair to dismiss a whistle blowing employee, a police officer, who was making disclosures regarding his colleagues' treatment of victims? Yes, where the employee's behaviour in raising the disclosures - rather than the disclosures…
Rank this Week: 197

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
Rank this Week: 204

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

Podcast covering recent developments in New Jersey and Federal law. From Stark & Stark.

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    The Differences Between Franchising and Licensing a Busine

    The Differences Between Franchising and Licensing a Busine
    In this podcast, Adam Siegelheim, Shareholder in Stark & Stark’s Franchise Group, discusses the differences between franchising and licensing a business, and which option may be best for you.  You can listen to the full…
  • Aug 21

    The Importance of Including an Item 19 in your Franchise Disclosure Document

    The Importance of Including an Item 19 in your Franchise Disclosure Document
    In this installment of the Franchise Law Podcast series, Adam Siegelheim, Shareholder in Stark & Stark’s Franchise Group, interviews Steve Beagelman, President of SMB Franchise Advisors. Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Beeagelman discuss an…
  • Nov 11

    Stark & Stark Shareholder Presents Seminar Discussing Rules and Regulations for Community Association

    Stark & Stark Shareholder Presents Seminar Discussing Rules and Regulations for Community Association
    On October 22, 2011, I was a panelist at the New Jersey Chapter of Community Associations Institute Annual Expo. The seminar focused on Rules and Regulations for community associations. Particularly, the seminar focused how best to reconcile…
Rank this Week: 214

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Back Up Your Cloud with ‘Backupify’

    Back Up Your Cloud with ‘Backupify’
    Have you ever thought about whether you should back up your law firm’s cloud? If your cloud service goes down or loses files, where will that leave you? A recent report from Forrester Research cautions that businesses should back up…
  • Apr 22

    First Look: Sony Digital Paper for Taking Notes, Reading and Annotating Doc

    First Look: Sony Digital Paper for Taking Notes, Reading and Annotating Doc
    Just after ABA Techshow, I published a post listing my picks for the top 10 product announcements at the show. My #2 pick was Sony’s Digital Paper, a remarkably thin (.26 inches) and light (12.6 oz.) tablet-like device with a…
  • Apr 16

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’
    When WordRake , the editing program for lawyers, was first released in 2012, I put it to the test against two of the most eloquent writers on the Supreme Court, Justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan. If WordRake could improve on Scalia…
Rank this Week: 292

Going to the Mat

Going to the Mat

Covers issues and ideas in politics, law, and education.

http://mattjohnston.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    The Procreation Question

    The Procreation Question
    When you talk to traditional marriage advocates, there is always the procreation question.  That is, allowing gays or lesbians to get married cannot lead to naturally conceived children.  If the only purpose of marriage in this…
  • Mar 27

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."
    Roger Simon argues that those among the gay/lesbian community who seek to get married are just as bourgeois as those middle class heterosexuals who want to get married.  These are people who are committed to what Simon…
  • Mar 26

    More on Gay Marriage

    More on Gay Marriage
    I have posted a few pieces on gay marriage on this site and including one before the election on the parade of horribles that a fair number of social conservatives raise when it comes to the issue.  If you are looking for one guy's…
Rank this Week: 386

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Features news, publications, events and cases.

http://legalnews.arnstein.com
  • Jan 8

    Joel Hurwitz quoted in Law360 regarding real estate legislative and regulatory issue

    Joel Hurwitz quoted in Law360 regarding real estate legislative and regulatory issue
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Joel Hurwitz was quoted in a January 1 article, “Real Estate Regulation And Legislation To Watch in 2014.” The article provides an overview of the biggest legislative and regulatory issues real…
  • Jan 8

    Robert E. McKenzie writes on common tax mistakes and Swiss tax evasion issue

    Robert E. McKenzie writes on common tax mistakes and Swiss tax evasion issue
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Robert E. McKenzie was quoted in two recent articles, one dealing with common tax mistakes and the other with tax evasion issues in Switzerland. The first article, “Avoid These 10 Common Tax…
  • Jan 8

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner David Sugar testified on January 8, 2013 before the City of Chicago Committee on Housing and Real Estate in support of proposed amendments to the Chicago Condominium Ordinance introduced by Alderman Thomas…
Rank this Week: 389

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Freedom of Expression and the French Legal System

    Freedom of Expression and the French Legal System
    Robert A Kahn, University of  St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), has published Does it Matter How One Opposes Hate Speech Bans? A Critical Commentary on Liberté Pour L’Histoire's Opposition to French Memory Laws as U. of…
  • Apr 23

    Law and Literature and Constitutions and Zombies: Where Does the "Oh, My" Come In?

    Law and Literature and Constitutions and Zombies: Where Does the "Oh, My" Come In?
    William Baude, University of Chicago Law School, has published Zombie Federalism. Here is the abstract. The most natural question to ask about zombies and constitutional law is whether zombies are persons within the meaning of the…
  • Apr 17

    A New Book On Alexis de Tocqueville's Thought

    A New Book On Alexis de Tocqueville's Thought
    Scholars Zbigniew Rau and Marek Tracz-Tryniecki of the University of Lodz have co-edited a new book on my favorite nineteenth century political philosopher, Alexis de Tocqueville.Tocquevillian Ideas: Contemporary European Perspectives…
Rank this Week: 422

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Apr 11

    Are you a good speaker? What does your audience think?

    Are you a good speaker? What does your audience think?
    You probably think you’re being perfectly clear when you give a presentation. But you don’t really know what the audience believes, do you? Not only that, you don’t even bother to ask. If you did, you’d be surprised…
  • Mar 25

    ABA Tech Show: a fun-filled showstopper of Law + Tech

    ABA Tech Show: a fun-filled showstopper of Law + Tech
    Today, I’m catching a train to head to Chicago for this year’s ABA tech show (officially designated as ABA TECHSHOW). Pictures don’t do justice to how much fun TechShow is, and besides the fun there is everything else. Two…
  • Mar 1

    The ‘Is It Worth It’ Factor

    The ‘Is It Worth It’ Factor
    My friend has this way of evaluating things, which she calls the “Is It Worth It Factor.” For example, many men cheat on their spouses or girlfriends. But some of those men figure out that, in the long run, the volcanic drama that…
Rank this Week: 431

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers a variety of legal areas and information, with a focus on the United Kingdom.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 23

    Not a Good Idea

    Not a Good Idea
    One to be filed under ‘Do not do this, ever’. R (Grimshaw) v LB Southwark [2013] EWHC 4504 (Admin) [Not on Bailii, I've seen a transcript] This started out well enough, as a judicial review claim of Southwark’s decision to…
  • Apr 22

    Oh Mr Ghopee.

    Oh Mr Ghopee.
    God, we are told, loves a trier. Perhaps fortunately, the Court of Appeal takes a less emollient approach with an unlawful money lender who has been repeatedly featured on this site. Ghana Commercial Finance Ltd v Sawyer & Anr [2014] EWCA…
  • Apr 20

    Fiddler under the roof

    Fiddler under the roof
    Yeung v Potel & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 481 A Court of Appeal case on the problems with the edges of demises and reserved rights of access, involving, in this case, a land grab above a ceiling and a demand to access the flat above. Flats 3…
Rank this Week: 475

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan and Aidan Ellis.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 476

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • Feb 13

    Why are Passwords So Hard for Lawyers?

    Why are Passwords So Hard for Lawyers?
    The subject of passwords is one that is both fascinating and frustrating to me. We know that it’s getting easier and easier for hackers to crack our passwords; just three years ago, a nine-digit password would take 44,530 years to…
  • Feb 5

    The Increasing Automation of Technology: A Good or Bad Thing?

    The Increasing Automation of Technology: A Good or Bad Thing?
    The latest episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report is called Automation or Control: Why Attorneys Must Choose (I didn’t choose the title) – in it, we discuss the fact that technology services are increasingly connecting to…
  • Mar 29

    Blawg of the Day – Blawgletter

    Blawg of the Day – Blawgletter
    We’ll end the week with a fun blog – Blawgletter is published by Dallas lawyer Barry Barnett, and it features “legal bits you can hold onto.”  He talks about a number of legal topics – recent posts have…
Rank this Week: 500

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 506

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Apr 18

    AANSPRAKELIJKHEID OVERHEID VOOR KWALITEIT OPENBARE WEG

    AANSPRAKELIJKHEID OVERHEID VOOR KWALITEIT OPENBARE WEG
    Geen geld om de weg te onderhouden als disculpatiegrond? Een fietser is met zijn racefiets ten val gekomen op het moment dat hij werd ingehaald door een vrachtauto met aanhangwagen. De fietser is vervolgens onder de vrachtwagen terecht…
  • Apr 17

    HET VENNOOTSCHAPPELIJK BELANG

    HET VENNOOTSCHAPPELIJK BELANG
    De Hoge Raad schetst de kaders Bij de vervulling van hun taak dienen de bestuurders zich naar het belang van de vennootschap (NV of BV) en de met haar verbonden onderneming te richten. Wat dat belang inhoudt hangt af – hoe kan het ook…
  • Apr 16

    DE BV DIE VAN BONAIRE NAAR ROTTERDAM WILDE GAAN… KWAM NOOIT AAN

    DE BV DIE VAN BONAIRE NAAR ROTTERDAM WILDE GAAN… KWAM NOOIT AAN
    Inschrijving in Rotterdam geweigerd Tijdens een lezing in 2012 maakte ik er melding van dat in 2011 is geprobeerd een BV die statutair is gevestigd in Bonaire te verplaatsen naar Rotterdam door middel van een statutenwijziging, waarbij…
Rank this Week: 509

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
  • Apr 22

    Brian Cuban: Proud Penn State Alum and Eating Disorder Prevention Advocate

    Brian Cuban: Proud Penn State Alum and Eating Disorder Prevention Advocate
    At Penn State, Brian Cuban was a runner. He ran and he ran. He ran at 5 a.m., he ran after the sun had set, he ran during football games, he ran when he should have been in class.
  • Apr 21

    When The Media Fat Shame

    When The Media Fat Shame
    Let's try to be more empathetic to the struggles and differences of others and not prop ourselves up for a laugh at their expense. If you can't be that, try harder just to keep your mouth shut.
  • Apr 17

    (PR Newswire)Brian Cuban: Available For Speaking Engagements To Discuss Eating Disorders And Addiction

    (PR Newswire)Brian Cuban: Available For Speaking Engagements To Discuss Eating Disorders And Addiction
    Brian Cuban: Available For Speaking Engagements To Discuss Eating Disorders And Addiction (via PR Newswire) NEW YORK, APRIL 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Brian Cuban, author of the best-selling book “Shattered Image,” will be…
Rank this Week: 510

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain…

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain English

Nolo.com's Podcast topics include estate planning, wills, trusts, divorces, contracts, hiring a lawyer, copyrights, trademarks, patents, personal injury, bankruptcy and more.

http://www.nolocast.com
Rank this Week: 546

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Apr 22

    Don’t Be a Jerk.com

    Don’t Be a Jerk.com
    The FTC has recently filed suit against "Jerk.com," alleging that the website scraped information from over 73 million Facebook profiles for private information and photographs.Related Posts:Employer Discrimination with Social MediaCan I Be…
  • Apr 18

    3 Famous Cases of Pet Inheritance

    3 Famous Cases of Pet Inheritance
    Through pet trusts or other legal arraignments, pets these days often find themselves the benefactor to lavish fortunes. In extreme cases, pets end up owning millions under the careful supervision of special caretakers and trustees. Here are…
  • Apr 17

    The End of Transgender Segregation in Sports?

    The End of Transgender Segregation in Sports?
    AB 1266 could erase sex segregation in sports. If a transgender girl wants to play varsity football, AB 1266 could compel the school to include the transgender on the team. The transgender student would have to use the same locker room as the…
Rank this Week: 549

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Jan 22

    In-House Interrogatory

    In-House Interrogatory
    Ever wanted to rent a general counsel?
  • Jan 20

    Law blog roundup

    Law blog roundup
    Here are some news items to get the week started.
  • Jan 17

    Some final thoughts on ‘Jeopardy!’

    Some final thoughts on ‘Jeopardy!’
    When I saw the Final Jeopardy! category, I immediately thought, "This is going to be either very easy or very hard."
Rank this Week: 580

Al Nye The Lawyer Guy

Al Nye The Lawyer Guy

Thoughts and Observations from Al Nye.

http://www.alnyethelawyerguy.com/al_nye_the_lawyer_guy/
  • Jul 26

    I've Joined A Firm!

    I've Joined A Firm!
    Wondering why you haven't seen any posts lately? I've joined the law firm of Robinson, Kriger & McCallum. Come give their website a look: http://www.rkmlegal.com/info.php?sec=2&pid=49
  • Apr 29

    Do Your Divorce Right by Andrew Horton and John David Kennedy

    Do Your Divorce Right by Andrew Horton and John David Kennedy
    Do Your Divorce Right By Andrew Horton and John David Kennedy Tower Publishing $16.95 softcover, 377 pages, 978-0-9827955-3-8 (2011) This book should be required reading for all couples going through a contested divorce in Maine – it’s…
  • Apr 3

    Searsport Delighted To Have No New Busine

    Searsport Delighted To Have No New Busine
    As reported in the Portland Press Herald today, the town of Searsport appears delighted to reject a planned a 22 million-gallon liquid propane storage tank in town. This was going to be a $40 million terminal that I can only assume would…
Rank this Week: 587

May it Please the Court

May it Please the Court

Covers legal news and observations. By J. Craig Williams.

http://www.mayitpleasethecourt.com/
  • Jun 11

    Personal Injury Law Just Got Trickier For Hospital

    Personal Injury Law Just Got Trickier For Hospital
    We thought the tort law in personal injury cases was fairly well defined, but a new appellate opinion has got hospitals and their attorneys in a dither, while plaintiffs and their lawyers are throwing a big party.Especially now that they can…
  • Jun 3

    You Can't Stop Your Home Address From Being Given to Your Union

    You Can't Stop Your Home Address From Being Given to Your Union
    Local 721 of the Service Employees International Union is the exclusive bargaining representative of all Los Angeles County employees.  No one employee can even ask his or her boss for a raise.  SEIU speaks on behalf of everyone,…
  • May 31

    When Is An Insurance Agent Not An Agent?

    When Is An Insurance Agent Not An Agent?
    You may be surprised to learn that an insurance broker, despite the broker's more commonly known name of "insurance agent," isn't really always considered an agent of the insurance company.  Sure, there are some insurance companies that…
Rank this Week: 589

DailyWrit

DailyWrit

Covers the US Supreme Court. By Kedar Bhatia.

http://dailywrit.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012
    Over at Twitter, Mike Sacks posted an interesting question about the agreement rate between Justices Scalia and Thomas during October Term 2012: Is it me, or have Thomas and Scalia been on opposite sides a lot more this term than in the past?…
  • Jan 24

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)
    In my last post, I provided a list of the top Supreme Court advocates of the twenty-first century who had never worked in the Office of the Solicitor General. As a comment on that post mentions, some who made my list had previous experience…
  • Jan 24

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century
    I have a new Article out in the Journal of Legal Metrics entitled Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty First Century. You can download the article here here. This Article identifies the Supreme Court litigators who have argued at least…
Rank this Week: 694

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Apr 20

    Easter snark-break to watch a father’s video portrait.

    Easter snark-break to watch a father’s video portrait.
    An occasional break from legal profession snark can be welcome, especially when it’s been a good week. And how about this for one more reason? Earlier this afternoon, I watched an enjoyably memorable 4-minute video Frans Hofmeester…
  • Apr 19

    Lawyer discipline – ‘the third rail’ and making unwelcome news.

    Lawyer discipline – ‘the third rail’ and making unwelcome news.
    In politics, there’s the ‘third rail,’ a metaphor for topics so charged that like a train’s exposed electrical conductor, they’re too dangerous to touch. For at least some lawyers, the profession’s…
  • Apr 16

    Arizona Bar fees go up as lawyers try decoding costs to practice.

    Arizona Bar fees go up as lawyers try decoding costs to practice.
                                      (Click to enlarge) Not satisfied with…
Rank this Week: 700

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

Announcements, news and legal research tips & tools from University of San Francisco's Dorraine Zief Law Library.

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Apr 10

    Find & Print Appears on WestlawNext

    Find & Print Appears on WestlawNext
    Find & Print has made its way back to Westlaw. You can now find the Find & Print links under the "Tools" tab on the WestlawNext home page. You'll have to scroll a bit to get to it -- it's...
  • Apr 9

    Access to Westlaw Classic Ends on July 1

    Access to Westlaw Classic Ends on July 1
    We've just been notified that access to the "classic" Westlaw interface, known as Westlaw Classic, will end for all academic users on July 1 of this year. Some USF Law students may not have ever used Westlaw Classic, but some...
  • Mar 25

    Quick Access to HeinOnline Search Help

    Quick Access to HeinOnline Search Help
    I love HeinOnline, but since I don't search its content every day, it can be challenging to remember HeinOnline's unique search syntax. So it's good news that HeinOnline has added faster access to "Search Help" on its Welcome page.…
Rank this Week: 706

NPR: Justice Talking PodCast

NPR: Justice Talking PodCast

News, commentary and debates on the current legal battles that capture our nation's attention. From National Public Radio.

http://www.justicetalking.org
  • Apr 14

    The Law and Infectious Disease

    The Law and Infectious Disease
    State laws permit the involuntary commitment of people suffering from mental illness if they are a danger to themselves or others. But how do these commitment laws work in practice? Do laws aimed at protecting patients' rights prevent people…
  • Apr 8

    Regulation of the Entertainment Industry

    Regulation of the Entertainment Industry
    The movie rating industry has initiated some reforms following charges by filmmakers that the system is arbitrary and unfair. But skeptics on both sides of the issue say troubling content in movies, television and music is not being handled…
  • Mar 31

    College Admission

    College Admission
    The college admissions process has changed significantly in recent years, particularly for students seeking to get into the nation's most elite universities. Should these schools' admissions policies favor athletes and children of alumni?…
Rank this Week: 714

PunditMom

PunditMom

Covers law, adoption, culture & lifestyle, and politics.

http://www.punditmom.com/
Rank this Week: 724

Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

Covers legal news, politics, and whimsy. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com
  • Nov 28

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S
    MEANWHILE, IN AUSTIN'S STUDIO IN KANSAS CITY . . . Here's a shot of the inside of Austin's studio in Kansas City, with scattered self-portraits in oil done for a recent assignment--
  • Nov 28

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

    SELECTIONS FROM MY
    SELECTIONS FROM MY SKETCHBOOK . . . I haven't posted much "artwork" lately, though I'm still in the thrall of a drawing compulsion, which began when conversations about art with my son Austin (of the trip to Costa Rica),…
  • Nov 27

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 786

Article 3

Article 3

Covers politics, society and current news. By Charley Moore.

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Apr 23

    Owning Your Likeness In the Digital Age: Privacy vs. Free Speech

    Owning Your Likeness In the Digital Age: Privacy vs. Free Speech
    Over the last few years, several technological advancements have joined together to dramatically increase the number of photojournalists roaming the streets waiting to capture everything from the mundane to the historic. The smartphone era…
  • Apr 21

    We’re Not The Best (And That’s Okay)

    We’re Not The Best (And That’s Okay)
    Growing up in suburban Mentor, Ohio, I had a dream. My dream was to be the number one draft pick for the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers and Indians after winning a NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship at the University Of Kentucky. This at…
  • Apr 18

    Warning! “Liking” Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

    Warning! “Liking” Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
    There’s an old truism that if you gave an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters, they’d eventually produce Hamlet. No such luck. Instead, they’re producing ever-more insane “terms of…
Rank this Week: 789

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Apr 21

    HLS Library Exhibit New

    HLS Library Exhibit New
    Need a study break? Stop by the HLS Library’s Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall to view our current and soon-to-be-gone exhibits. Beyond Cambridge: Two Centuries of HLS Faculty Work in and on Africa will close at…
  • Apr 15

    Webinar for Students: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

    Webinar for Students: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent
    Proquest Congressional is a fantastic resource for finding legislative history documents. It has a wealth of bills, hearings, reports and other documents going back to the earliest days of Congress, usually in PDF. How can you use it to learn…
  • Apr 7

    New eResources at Harvard

    New eResources at Harvard
    The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk. New resources at Harvard…
Rank this Week: 793

FSU College of Law Library Blog

FSU College of Law Library Blog

Covers of legal research topics and legal information. From the Florida State University Law Library Team.

http://fsulawlibraryblog.typepad.com/fsu_college_of_law_librar/
  • Apr 22

    Heartbleed Proves the Password Is Dead

    Heartbleed Proves the Password Is Dead
    Heartbleed Proves the Password is Dead, This is What you Need Now is online at inc.com. The article promotes more rigorous security procedures like two-factor authentication. Other techniques like fingerprint readers, voice authenication and…
  • Apr 16

    Review: Microsoft Word for iPad

    Review: Microsoft Word for iPad
    iPhone J.D. has an excellent review on the new Microsoft Word for iPad app. Read it here. Download the app here. The app is free for viewing files, but you'll need a Microsoft 365 Office account to edit files, which...
  • Apr 1

    Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle

    Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle
    From Law Technology News is the article Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle. After long litigation they have settled a massive copyright dispute. The impact will have a profound impact on the Internet and digital media. Posted…
Rank this Week: 832

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/
Rank this Week: 903

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Two lawyers in two states blog about law and the issues of the day, and then comment on each other's posts.

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    A nice return on an investment.

    A nice return on an investment.
    In 1985, former Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl purchased the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team for $18 million. According to ESPN, Senator Kohl is now selling a majority interest in the team for $550 million. The Bucks had a record of 15-67 this…
  • Apr 4

    Being the champion and the nature of reality.

    Being the champion and the nature of reality.
    Given his love of basketball, I am a little surprised that Mr. Torvik has not already pointed out that our joint alma mater, the University of Minnesota, won the NIT men's basketball championship last night. Some might say that the Golden…
  • Mar 28

    How is this possible?

    How is this possible?
    Today is the 244th birthday of the tenth president of the United States, John Tyler. If he is remembered at all, President Tyler remembered for being the first Vice-President to become President upon the death of the President.…
Rank this Week: 1018

Infinity Ranch

Infinity Ranch

Musings about the important things in life - law, politics, music, racing, soccer, etc.

http://infinityranch.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    Los Endo

    Los Endo
    I've come to a conclusion.After more than six years and 3100 posts, I've decided that the Ranch has run its course. In short, this will be the last post I make here. I'll leave the blog itself up as an archive (and a collection of useful…
  • Dec 31

    You Aughta See . . .

    You Aughta See . . .
    While I wrote about music back in the days before blogs, I never really did the same with movies. It wasn't due to lack of interest. A lot of lonely weekends in law school led to my development into a film fanatic. Thanks to Netflix, I've…
  • Dec 30

    You Aughta Hear . . .

    You Aughta Hear . . .
    Back in the days before blogs, I wrote album reviews. Nothing all that substantive, just gut reactions to whatever passed through my world. Ever since I started this blog I've occasionally popped off about music. So it only seems natural,…
Rank this Week: 1070

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/
  • Apr 7

    Using TWEN to Flip the Classroom

    Using TWEN to Flip the Classroom
    Flipping the Classroom is a popular topic and the subject of a recent webinar given by Westlaw. Many of the tools available in a TWEN course site can be used to flip the classroom: Class Materials for posting text, audio and video Weekly…
  • Apr 4

    “Igniting Law Teaching” a TEDx-Styled Conference is being broadcast live today

    “Igniting Law Teaching” a TEDx-Styled Conference is being broadcast live today
    So if you couldn’t attend, listen here: http://media.wcl.american.edu/Mediasite/Play/60090ad2894d411fa52d53cb79b7b0771 Here is the schedule of speakers: 8:15am: Welcome and Introduction Billie Jo Kaufman, Assoc Dean for Library and…
  • Mar 28

    WestLaw Webinar

    WestLaw Webinar
    Content providers are realizing that faculty are busy and need to learn on their own schedule. That’s why webinars have become so popular. Lexis has offered sessions on teaching transactional law. Westlaw now will be offering 30 minute…
Rank this Week: 1081

tins ::: Rick Klau's weblog

tins ::: Rick Klau's weblog

Life, law and the Internet - news, information and commentary from Rick Klau.

http://tins.rklau.com/
  • Aug 12

    Measure twice, cut once

    Measure twice, cut once
    Finally got a chance to try out writing on Medium, @ev's new platform for writing on the web. I loved the experience, and expect I'll use it some more in the months ahead to get out a few other posts I've been thinking about. I wrote…
  • May 14

    How Google sets Goals: OKR

    How Google sets Goals: OKR
    (cross-posted from the Google Ventures Startup Lab blog.) On the day Google’s acquisition of FeedBurner closed in 2007, it was also the first day of a new quarter at Google. My new manager at Google asked me to draft my OKRs for him to…
  • Mar 14

    Tips on renting an RV

    Tips on renting an RV
    Each year for the last four years, my wife and I have rented an RV and taken our kids to visit some of our national parks. In that time, we've logged nearly 6,000 miles and we've visited the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce, Columbia River Gorge,…
Rank this Week: 1117

BarclayBlog

BarclayBlog

Legal research updates from around the world and new and interesting research resources and web sites of interest. From Syracuse University College of Law.

http://bllsulaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn

    Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn
    The economy continues to impact the traditional large law firm hiring cycle:A NY Times article focuses on 2Ls waiting for the chance to interview in the fall: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/business/26lawyers.html?em Some famous firms have…
  • May 4

    Movin' On

    Movin' On
    To my faithful readers: After many happyand productive years at the Barclay LawLibrary, I will be moving on to becomeExecutive Director of the Dewitt CommunityLibrary. This was a tough decision, but asa former library director always told…
  • Apr 26

    New Online Legal Magazine a "Refreshing Alternative" to Traditional Law Review

    New Online Legal Magazine a "Refreshing Alternative" to Traditional Law Review
    The Legal Workshop is a new online legal journalthat seeks to disseminate legal scholarship to a broadaudience of readers. The new endeavor is produced bya consortium of academic law reviews: Stanford LawReview, New York University Law…
Rank this Week: 1223