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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 25

    High on Using Statutory Rape Laws Against the Protected Cla

    High on Using Statutory Rape Laws Against the Protected Cla
    Anna Jane High has posted Good, Bad and Wrongful Juvenile Sex: Rethinking the Use of Statutory Rape Laws Against the Protected Class (Arkansas Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 3, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article considers the...
  • May 25

    "Striking Move by Brooklyn Judge in Felony Drug Case: Probation, Not Prison"

    "Striking Move by Brooklyn Judge in Felony Drug Case: Probation, Not Prison"
    From The New York Times: A federal judge in Brooklyn, in an extraordinary opinion that calls for courts to pay closer attention to the impact of felony convictions on people’s lives, sentenced a young woman in a drug case to...
  • May 25

    Papaioannou on Poverty and Crime

    Papaioannou on Poverty and Crime
    Kostadis J. Papaioannou (Wageningen UR) has posted 'Hunger Makes a Thief of Any Man': Poverty and Crime in British Colonial Asia on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This study uses rainfall variation as an instrumental variable for padi-rice…
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Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • May 25

    Goings-On in the Committee that Never Sleeps (a/k/a the Civil Rules Advisory Committee)

    Goings-On in the Committee that Never Sleeps (a/k/a the Civil Rules Advisory Committee)
    The indefatigable Advisory Committee on Civil Rules met on April 14, 2016 and prepared a report to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Standing Committee), which will meet June 6-7, 2016. The report begins at page 251...
  • May 18

    SCOTUS Vacates Ninth Circuit in Spokeo, Remands for New “Concreteness” Inquiry

    SCOTUS Vacates Ninth Circuit in Spokeo, Remands for New “Concreteness” Inquiry
    The Supreme Court issued Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339, earlier this week. In a majority opinion unlikely to make anyone happy, the Court vacated the Ninth Circuit’s decision, which held that Robins had adequately alleged Article III…
  • May 17

    SCOTUS Decision on Arising Under Jurisdiction in Merrill Lynch Case

    SCOTUS Decision on Arising Under Jurisdiction in Merrill Lynch Case
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith v. Manning. Justice Kagan wrote the opinion, with Justices Thomas (joined by Justice Sotomayor) concurred in the judgment and wrote…
Rank this Week: 381

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • May 17

    Court Ruling in Touro Synagogue Dispute

    Court Ruling in Touro Synagogue Dispute
    This week the NY Times published an intriguing article on the resolution of a four year legal battle over ownership of personal property, silver Torah ornaments called rimonim, used in worship services in the nation’s oldest existing…
  • May 12

    Stay In the Know

    Stay In the Know
    While working at your summer job or internship, it is important to stay up to date on legal developments and current events.  One way to do this is to monitor legal news.  The library subscribes to several legal news…
  • May 2

    Summer Access (& Beyond) to Bloomberg, Lexis & Westlaw

    Summer Access (& Beyond) to Bloomberg, Lexis & Westlaw
    The three legal research databases, Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance and WestlawNext, are available to Brooklyn Law School students this summer.  May 2016 graduates will have access to these databases for six months after graduation. …
Rank this Week: 1518

Brooklyn Law School Students…

Brooklyn Law School Students International Blog

Brooklyn Law School is proud of its many students who will be working this summer in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and South America at law firms, and private and public interest organizations. The students have launched this blog to share their experiences.

http://blsx.brooklaw.edu/studentblog/
  • Jul 4

    Hola desde Peru

    Hola desde Peru
      I’ve attached a few photos of a family trip to Peru.  We hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and then some.  The Andes are so big, the Inca ruins so extensive–it’s hard to fathom even when I’m standing right here looking at…
  • Jun 4

    Greetings from Hong Kong

    Greetings from Hong Kong
    I am currently in Hong Kong working for Linklaters (a UK law firm) in their Capital Markets practice. I arrived here almost three weeks ago. At first, I found the city very overwhelming and crowded, but I have quickly begun to love it here.…
  • Jun 4

    Howzit from Johannesburg!

    Howzit from Johannesburg!
    I am currently in Johannesburg working with the Refugee Rights Project of Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), a South African NGO.  With the recent outbreak of xenophobic attacks on foreigners living in South Africa, LHR has seen an influx of…
Rank this Week: 4603