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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Apr 17

    [Eugene Volokh] “I heard it from Brian Boitano” = good defense in Oksana Baiul libel lawsuit

    [Eugene Volokh] “I heard it from Brian Boitano” = good defense in Oksana Baiul libel lawsuit
    From yesterday’s Second Circuit decision in Baiul v. Disson, familiar libel principles illustrated in a fun fact pattern: “[W]hen a defamatory statement is allegedly made about a public figure, the plaintiff has a heightened…
  • Apr 17

    [Orin Kerr] Stay in the know with IJ’s Short Circuit

    [Orin Kerr] Stay in the know with IJ’s Short Circuit
    The Institute for Justice has created a free weekly case alert service for those interested in knowing about noteworthy federal circuit cases. The publication, Short Circuit, is a weekly Friday e-mail with entertaining and opinionated short…
  • Apr 17

    [Eugene Volokh] Samples of professionally formatted (and expertly written) appellate brief

    [Eugene Volokh] Samples of professionally formatted (and expertly written) appellate brief
    When I file a brief in a jurisdiction that’s new to me, I like to see samples of what such briefs — filed by top-notch practitioners — customarily look like. The relevant rules of appellate procedure are obviously the first…
Rank this Week: 9

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Campbell conference: Justin Hughes keynote

    Campbell conference: Justin Hughes keynote
    Closing Keynote Address: Justin Hughes In a world of complex laws, like tax regulation, everyone likes the idea of a rule that’s both general and exculpatory—fun and safe because when you’re applying a multifactor test…
  • Apr 17

    Campbell conference: future of digital tech

    Campbell conference: future of digital tech
    Panel IV. Campbell and the Future of Digital Technologies (Moderator, Dean O'Connor) O’Connor: output of one creative person becomes input for the next. Consider how copyright and fair use work in that system. Robert Brauneis,…
  • Apr 17

    Campbell conference: Judge Leval keynote

    Campbell conference: Judge Leval keynote
    Keynote Address: The Honorable Pierre Leval Earned a reversal rate of 67% in his significant fair use cases; at the cutting edge of law in the role of the salami.  Campbell: good framework for authors, without manacles on…
Rank this Week: 88

Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

Discusses new titles and current issues in collection development for law librarians who collect foreign and international law at their institutions.

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 413

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: 2385

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Apr 17

    2015 Student Library Survey: Resources and Services Update

    2015 Student Library Survey: Resources and Services Update
    In the recent student survey, we received several requests for services or resources that we already offer, and we are pleased to highlight them here. If you have additional questions about any of these, please contact any of our service…
  • Apr 15

    Interactive Tools for Exam Preparation

    Interactive Tools for Exam Preparation
    With finals approaching, don’t forget that the Library offers several interactive tools that can provide a break from reading and outlining. CALI lessons also provide feedback so that you know how well you’ve mastered a topic.…
  • Apr 14

    Law of Armed Conflict in the Twittersphere: IHL and Game of Throne

    Law of Armed Conflict in the Twittersphere: IHL and Game of Throne
      [CAUTION: mild spoiler alert!!]  Last week, April 8-11, the American Society of International Law (ASIL) held its 109th Annual Meeting here in D.C. at the nearby Hyatt Hotel. If you want to match up your love of the HBO series…
Rank this Week: 2056

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Apr 17

    Briefly Reprimanded

    Briefly Reprimanded
    The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a public reprimand of an attorney for misrepresentations in an appellate brief The Formal Charge arising from Mr. Custis’s representation of Gilbert Ortiz, Jr. stemmed from a brief filed by Mr. Custis…
  • Apr 17

    Client Conduct Negates Malpractice Claim

    Client Conduct Negates Malpractice Claim
    The Nebraska Supreme Court overturned the grant of a new trial to the plaintiff in a legal malpractice case and reinstated the verdict in favor of the defendant law firm. Thomas Balames, filed this legal malpractice action against Robert…
  • Apr 17

    Imagine A Reversal

    Imagine A Reversal
    The Vermont Supreme Court reversed a criminal conviction in a lewd behavior against a minor case in light of the improper closing argument of the prosecutor Viewed in their entirety, the prosecutor’s statements—exhorting the jury to…
Rank this Week: 950

Georgetown Law Faculty Blog

Georgetown Law Faculty Blog

Blog for various Georgetown Law faculty to post about legal topics of interest.

http://gulcfac.typepad.com/georgetown_university_law/
  • Jun 13

    Cost-Benefit Jumps the Shark

    Cost-Benefit Jumps the Shark
    The Department of Justice's Economic Analysis of Prison Rape by Lisa Heinzerling Despite initial signs suggesting a different path, the Obama Administration has promoted the role of cost-benefit analysis in regulatory policy as fiercely as…
  • Jun 6

    Antibiotics, Animals, and Agency Discretion

    Antibiotics, Animals, and Agency Discretion
    by Lisa Heinzerling When an agency defends over three decades of inaction on an important problem by saying that acting would take too long, one hopes a judge reviewing the agency's inaction will see through the pretense. This is exactly what…
  • Sep 2

    Ozone Madne

    Ozone Madne
    (The following post corrects two small factual errors in the original post.) by Lisa Heinzerling Today, President Obama announced that he had asked EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the final National Ambient Air Quality Standard…
Rank this Week: 948