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JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 25

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List
    Susan G. Thatch, Ante-Mortem Probate in New Jersey—An Idea Resurrected?, 39 Seton Hall Legis. J. 331 (2015).Gerry W. BeyerAnte-mortem probate addresses a glaring deficiency with the post-mortem probate model prevalently used in the…
  • May 24

    Tort Law in the Laboratory

    Tort Law in the Laboratory
    Theodore Eisenberg and Christoph Engel, Unpacking Negligence Liability: Experimentally Testing the Governance Effect, 13 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 116 (2016), available at SSRN.Mark GeistfeldEmpirical study of the law is important,…
  • May 23

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?
    Suzanne Goldberg, Risky Arguments in Social-Justice Litigation: The Case of Sex Discrimination and Marriage Equality, 114 Colum. L. Rev. 2087 (2014).Clifford RoskyFor several decades, scholars, lawyers, and judges have debated whether laws…
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Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

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

    Country-specific scrutiny at the United Nations Human Rights Council

    Country-specific scrutiny at the United Nations Human Rights Council
    On May 17, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress conducted a hearing on the UN Human Rights Council. A video and transcripts of the hearing are available here. In conjunction with the hearing, Naomi McMillen and...
  • May 23

    Severe Financial Crisis at the IACHR Threatens Human Rights Infrastructure

    Severe Financial Crisis at the IACHR Threatens Human Rights Infrastructure
    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights reported on May 23 that a severe financial crisis has forced it to suspend hearings and that it anticipates laying off 40 percent of its staff on July 31, 2016. Here is a link...
  • May 23

    What Has the European Convention Ever Done for Us?

    What Has the European Convention Ever Done for Us?
    The UK is in the midst of the "Brexit" debate over continued participation in the European Union. Some British politicians, however, are calling on the UK to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights, instead of, or in addition...
Rank this Week: 1052

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 25

    Denying Undeniable Racism

    Denying Undeniable Racism
    by Michael DorfMonday's SCOTUS ruling in Foster v. Chatman--finding that Georgia violated Timothy Foster's right to a capital trial before a jury selected without racial bias--makes no new law. The majority opinion of CJ Roberts methodically…
  • May 24

    Trump in May is Different from Trump in April, But He is Always Scary and Dangerou

    Trump in May is Different from Trump in April, But He is Always Scary and Dangerou
    by Neil H. BuchananWhat do people in other countries think about the possibility that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States?  What, for that matter, must they think about a country with a major party that would…
  • May 23

    Trump's SCOTUS List and the Garland Nomination

    Trump's SCOTUS List and the Garland Nomination
    by Michael DorfWhat, if anything, is wrong with a presidential candidate releasing a list of the names of his or her prospective SCOTUS nominees, as Donald Trump recently did?The most obvious objection to the list is that it politicizes…
Rank this Week: 1567