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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom

    The ABA Journal on LegalZoom
    Here's the article. Milan and I offer contrasting perspectives that largely resemble our earlier discussions here. In a nutshell, my take is that LegalZoom should be permitted to continue its work, but with some modest regulatory oversight,…
  • Jul 29

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)

    More on red-lining (Cal. Opn. 2013-189)
    A helpful reader reminded me that the recent COPRAC opinion 2013-189 on ethics in contract negotiation has a scenario based upon red-lining.
  • Jul 28

    What is going on at Clearspire?

    What is going on at Clearspire?
    Clearspire -- along with Axiom, LegalForce, VLP Law Group, Vista Law, Legal Force, and Paragon -- is one of the most interesting and innovative companies (law firms?) in the legal space. (John Dzienkowski published an excellent article about…
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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 29

    Human Shields in International Humanitarian Law and in Domestic Criminal Law

    Human Shields in International Humanitarian Law and in Domestic Criminal Law
    by Michael DorfAs I post these thoughts, there is no ceasefire in place to stop the immediate bloodshed in Gaza and Israel, much less any apparent progress towards resolving the larger conflict. But, as with my most recent post inspired by…
  • Jul 29

    Keeping the Outsiders Outside, by Chiding Them for Their Bad Manner

    Keeping the Outsiders Outside, by Chiding Them for Their Bad Manner
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananEarlier this year, I wrote a series of Dorf on Law posts in which I commented on a testy exchange between "orthodox left" economists and "heterodox left" economists.  (The last of my posts, which contains…
  • Jul 28

    A Text So Clear It's Invisible

    A Text So Clear It's Invisible
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column discusses last week's dueling D.C. Circuit and 4th Circuit opinions respectively invalidating and affirming the authority of the IRS to extend refundable tax credits to people purchasing health…
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Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 29

    Comparing Two Federal Appeals Courts’ Decisions on Same-Sex Marriage

    Comparing Two Federal Appeals Courts’ Decisions on Same-Sex Marriage
    Attorney David Kemp discusses the recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit striking down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. He compares and contrasts that opinion to an opinion handed down last month by the…
  • Jul 27

    Federal Appeals Courts Divide Over Obamacare Subsidies—and Over “Textualism”

    Federal Appeals Courts Divide Over Obamacare Subsidies—and Over “Textualism”
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf discusses two federal appeals courts’ recent diverging decisions over Obamacare subsidies. Dorf contrasts the method of statutory interpretation used by the majority of a panel of the U.S.…
  • Jul 24

    Nixon’s Uses, Abuses and Muses on the Supreme Court

    Nixon’s Uses, Abuses and Muses on the Supreme Court
    John Dean, former counsel to the president, describes former President Richard Nixon’s views of, and influence on, the U.S. Supreme Court. In the process, Dean reveals some tidbits of information about Nixon that he discusses in greater…
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VoxPopuLII

VoxPopuLII

Offers new and interesting views of law on the Internet.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/voxpop
  • Jun 16

    openlaw

    openlaw
    The other day a friend came to me because he heard about the openlaws.eu project. He said: ”Hey, openlaws sounds great – does that mean that I can write my own laws now?”. I had to tell him no, but that it was almost as…
  • Jun 3

    Rough Consensus, Running Standards: The Restatement Project

    Rough Consensus, Running Standards: The Restatement Project
    1. The Death and Life of Great Legal Data Standards Thanks to the many efforts of the open government movement in the past decade, the benefits of machine-readable legal data — legal data which can be processed and easily interpreted by…
  • Mar 19

    Building a Legal Research Ontology

    Building a Legal Research Ontology
    It’s hard for me to pin down exactly when I knew I wanted to build a legal research ontology. There was no light bulb moment; or perhaps I should say, there was no anvil falling on my head, Wile E. Coyote style. At the beginning of the…
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b-screeds

b-screeds

By Thomas R. Bruce of the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/tbruce
  • Jun 10

    This one’s got me feeling my age…

    This one’s got me feeling my age…
    … in more ways than one.  Back in May of 1994, a week or so before the annual CALI conference for legal technologists, three of us circulated the document you see below.  Composed by me, Peter Martin, and Will Sadler, it set…
  • Dec 24

    The law of where I’m standing, right now.

    The law of where I’m standing, right now.
    [ Author note: I’d like to start by saying thanks to all of our pals at Justia, and especially Tim Stanley and Nick Moline, for their help with all that is described in the following, and to the denizens of law-lib and contest winners…
  • Dec 18

    Announcing the debut of JOAL

    Announcing the debut of JOAL
    I’m proud to announce the debut of the Journal of Open Access to Law, a multidisciplinary journal that will publish the work that its title suggests:  research related to legal information that is made openly available on the…
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LII Announce

LII Announce

Features announcements, featured content and legal information factoids. From the Legal Information Institute.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu
  • Nov 2

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of November 5

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of November 5
    SCOTUS hears six cases this week involving trademark, securities litigation, antitrust, attorney’s fees, criminal law, directed verdict and double jeopardy (I’ll take Legal Information for 100, Alex). Here’s the schedule with links to…
  • Oct 26

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 29

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 29
    This week, the court hears six cases on topics ranging from firearms, deportation, and surveillance, to copyright and drug-detecting dog sniffs (!). Here’s the oral argument schedule with links to the LII Bulletin Previews. Subscribe to get…
  • Oct 8

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 8

    Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Week of October 8
    It’s a short week for the Supremes this week — Monday is a legal holiday — but they’ll be hearing 4 new cases on Tuesday and Wednesday: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 RYAN, DIR., AZ DOC v. GONZALES, ERNEST V. TIBBALS, WARDEN v. CARTER,…
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The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge

Musings from the librarians of the Cornell Law Library on library resources, research tips and news.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/library
  • Jul 16

    Important Notice Regarding Law Library Acce

    Important Notice Regarding Law Library Acce
    Due to a breakage in the Reading Room sprinkler system, after hours key-card access will be disabled as of 5pm today until repairs can be completed. The work is being done as quickly as possible, but may take up to a couple of weeks. During…
  • Jul 9

    New Books List July 2014

    New Books List July 2014
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for July 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. Capital in the Twenty-First Century…
  • Jun 26

    New Books List for June 2014

    New Books List for June 2014
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for June 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. Law and the Limits of Government :…
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InfoBrief

InfoBrief

A Cornell Law Library current awareness service for the Cornell Law School faculty.

http://infobrief.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Dear Readers A

    Dear Readers A
    Dear Readers, As you may know, the Cornell Law Library has been maintaining two blogs, InfoBrief and Competitive Edge. We have decided to merge the two blogs under the banner of InfoBrief. To stay current with InfoBrief, you will want to…
  • Apr 18

    New Books at Cornell Law Library

    New Books at Cornell Law Library
    The latest list of New Books is available on the Law Library web site.  Click here to view the entire list.  It includes all new books at the Law Library as well as law-related books at other libraries on campus.  Here are a few titles…
  • Mar 28

    New Law Books at Cornell

    New Law Books at Cornell
    The latest list of New Books for February 16-29 is available on the Law Library web site.  Click here to view the entire list.  It includes all new books at the Law Library as well as law-related books at other libraries on campus.  Here…
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