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The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Feb 12

    2015 Annual Corporate Governance Review

    2015 Annual Corporate Governance Review
    The stage for the 2015 proxy season was set early by the actions of the New York City Comptroller’s Office in sponsoring 75 shareholder proposals, with proxy access playing out as the dominant governance issue. The total number of…
  • Feb 12

    Weekly Roundup: February 5–February 11

    Weekly Roundup: February 5–February 11
    2015 Year-End Activism Update Posted by Barbara L. Becker & Eduardo Gallardo, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, on Friday, February 5, 2016 Tags: Board composition, Boards of Directors, Director nominations, Hedge funds, Management,…
  • Feb 11

    Top M&A Developments and Trends for 2016

    Top M&A Developments and Trends for 2016
    2015 witnessed an all-time high in M&A deal value at over $5 trillion, according to Dealogic. The high volume was primarily attributable to strategic megadeals that used stock as full or partial consideration, with healthcare and…
Rank this Week: 53

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The United States and Russia have announced agreement on a ceasefire in Syria set take effect next week. The plan will move forward the delivery of much needed aid to besieged Syrian cities. The New York Times writes that, if…
  • Feb 12

    How Concerned Should We Be about IoT Vulnerability?

    How Concerned Should We Be about IoT Vulnerability?
    In 2006, when the Office of the Director of National Intelligence provided its first "Annual Threat Asssessment" top billing went to the "Global Jihadist Threat."  Rounding out the top three concerns, Director Negroponte mentioned the…
  • Feb 12

    2016 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

    2016 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community
    On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper provided the annual Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community to Congress. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee with DIA Director Vincent…
Rank this Week: 104

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Feb 7

    Head of School Bookshelf, Winter, 2016 Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf, Winter, 2016 Edition
    For the cozy Sundays in New England, with snow lying all around (as it is this morning in Andover, MA), here’s the line-up of books I have put out on the Head of School bookshelf for faculty at Phillips Academy: … Continue…
  • Sep 30

    Introduction of George H.W. Bush at All School Meeting, Phillips Academy

    Introduction of George H.W. Bush at All School Meeting, Phillips Academy
    This morning, President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush surprised our student body by joining us for All School Meeting in Cochran Chapel at Phillips Academy.  The All School Meeting featured Mary Kate Cary and the film she…
  • Sep 23

    Head of School Bookshelf, Fiction Edition, Fall, 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf, Fiction Edition, Fall, 2015
    A few times a year, I share a booklist with the Phillips Academy faculty and offer up copies of the selections on a bookshelf outside my office.  I’m going with an all-fiction Head of School bookshelf for Fall, 2015. Last ……
Rank this Week: 214

Digital Media Law Project Blog

Digital Media Law Project Blog

Covers defamation, anonymity, copyright, trademark, SLAPP and other online journalism legal topics. By the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

http://www.dmlp.org/
  • Jun 24

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism
    We have some important news to share from the Digital Media Law Project. After seven years of providing legal assistance to independent journalism through various methods, the DMLP will soon spin off its most effective initiatives and cease…
  • Jun 3

    DMLP Announcement: A New Report on Media Credentialing in the United State

    DMLP Announcement: A New Report on Media Credentialing in the United State
    The Digital Media Law Project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Journalist's Resource project at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy are pleased to release a new report:…
  • May 13

    Will E.U. Court's Privacy Ruling Break the Internet?

    Will E.U. Court's Privacy Ruling Break the Internet?
    In 2012, a bevy of internet companies and web sites waged a successful campaign against bills in Congress -- the PROTECT IP Act and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) --  meant to combat copyright privacy. In the face of this opposition, the…
Rank this Week: 242

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Feb 11

    Love and Exhaustion in Argentina

    Love and Exhaustion in Argentina
    Further to Mark's post on the settlement negotiations, we now have an order from Judge Griesa that brings more love from New York to Argentina than it has seen in a decade, maybe ever. The order, granted near-instantly on the...
  • Feb 9

    Argentina's Settlement Negotiations and Lifting the Injunction

    Argentina's Settlement Negotiations and Lifting the Injunction
    Argentina faces a complicated task in settling with its remaining holdouts, but there has been recent progress. The country has agreed to settlement terms with a large group of Italian bondholders and, most recently, several US hedge funds.…
  • Feb 2

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court
    I just read a terrific new paper by Gary Neustadter of Santa Clara University Law School, called "Randomly Distributed Trial Court Justice: A Case Study and Siren from the Consumer Bankruptcy World." It presents a monumental…
Rank this Week: 304

Harvard JD Admissions

Harvard JD Admissions

The Official JD Admissions Blog at Harvard Law School.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions
  • Oct 20

    Repost: What is the JD/MBA Program at HBS?

    Repost: What is the JD/MBA Program at HBS?
    This post originally appeared on the HBS MBA Voices admissions blog. Tian Feng & Zack Zokoloff – MBA Students at Harvard Business School The JD/MBA Program is the oldest of the joint degree programs at Harvard. A four year…
  • Sep 28

    Inside the Black Box: Update on the Admissions Team

    Inside the Black Box: Update on the Admissions Team
    This is an update to our first post in last year’s blog series on HLS Admissions. We have a few new members on the team this year – get to know them below! Jessica Soban is the Assistant Dean and Chief Admissions…
  • Sep 15

    It’s Begun: Application Season

    It’s Begun: Application Season
    It’s Begun: Application Season We’re live! Whether you are working on your application now, planning for next year, or have already clicked submit, you have a lot of options to connect with us to learn more about our process. Read…
Rank this Week: 395

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 504

Center for Citizen Media Blog

Center for Citizen Media Blog

Covers issues related to grassroots media and citizen journalism. From the Center for Citizen Media, affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism & the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

http://citmedia.org/blog
  • Jun 5

    Citizen Media Business Issues: Traffic Rankings, Search Engines, and Search Engine Optimization

    Citizen Media Business Issues: Traffic Rankings, Search Engines, and Search Engine Optimization
    (This is the seventeenth in a series of postings about citizen media business issues. See the introduction here. All of these entries are considered to be in “beta” and will be revised and refined as they find a home on a more permanent…
  • Jun 3

    Citizen Media Business Issues: Web Statistic

    Citizen Media Business Issues: Web Statistic
    (This is the sixteenth in a series of postings about citizen media business issues. See the introduction here. All of these entries are considered to be in “beta” and will be revised and refined as they find a home on a more permanent…
  • Apr 23

    Investigative Blogger Raising Fund

    Investigative Blogger Raising Fund
    Firedoglake is raising money to pay for investigative blogging.
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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/
  • Feb 12

    Faculty Book Talk: Samuel Moyn’s Christian Human Rights, Wed. Feb. 24, at noon

    Faculty Book Talk: Samuel Moyn’s Christian Human Rights, Wed. Feb. 24, at noon
    The Harvard Law School Library staff invite you to attend a book talk and panel discussion in celebration of Professor Samuel Moyn’s recently published book, Christian Human Rights (Univ. Penn. Press). Wednesday, February…
  • Feb 12

    Free The Law: What We’re Finding in the Case Report

    Free The Law: What We’re Finding in the Case Report
    The HLS Library’s Free The Law project aims to provide free online access to our Library’s entire collection of U.S. court decisions. Every day we’re transforming over 100,000 pages into digital images. Eventually those…
  • Feb 11

    Scanning Nuremberg: transcript mapping, a brother’s tale, and more

    Scanning Nuremberg: transcript mapping, a brother’s tale, and more
    Post by Matt Seccombe, February 10, 2016 Scanning Nuremberg shares the observations and insights of Matt Seccombe, Nuremberg Trials Project Metadata Manager/Document Analyst, as he analyzes documents for digitization as part of the HLS…
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Info/Law

Info/Law

Covers information, law, and the law of information. By Professors William McGeveran, Derek Bambauer and Tim Armstrong.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Feb 9

    Tyler Broker on Expanding the “No Speculation” Test in Free Speech Case

    Tyler Broker on Expanding the “No Speculation” Test in Free Speech Case
    My friend and former student Tyler Broker is publishing an interesting and provocative free speech essay in the Gonzaga Law Review. I’ve asked Tyler to prepare a guest blog post. A draft of the full essay is available here. Who would be…
  • Jan 30

    Is Free Speech for Assholes?

    Is Free Speech for Assholes?
    The College of Law at the University of Arizona is holding a First Amendment conference in February; the public lecture, which features a bevy of free speech luminaries, is titled, “Is Free Speech for Assholes?” The panel will…
  • Jan 19

    Does the Ninth Circuit’s “Dancing Baby” Decision Mean Anything for Fair Use Under the DMCA’s Anticircumvention Rules?

    Does the Ninth Circuit’s “Dancing Baby” Decision Mean Anything for Fair Use Under the DMCA’s Anticircumvention Rules?
    Last fall, in Lenz v. Universal Music Corp., the Ninth Circuit ruled that copyright owners are required to have a procedure (even if it is mostly an automated, computer-implemented procedure) in place to consider whether someone…
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Harvard Law and Policy Review

Harvard Law and Policy Review

Focuses on promoting scholarship with practical application to societal challenges. Official Journal of the American Constitution Society.

http://www3.law.harvard.edu/journals/hlpr/
  • Dec 4

    Real Pardons for Real People

    Real Pardons for Real People
    By Noah Marks The minor political crisis that unfolded over the weekend, fallout from the Presidential pardon of “Mac” and “Cheese” and Sasha and Malia’s apparent boredom, has claimed at least one person’s…
  • Nov 30

    Facebook Threats: Will Prosecutors Have to Prove Subjective Intent?

    Facebook Threats: Will Prosecutors Have to Prove Subjective Intent?
    By Ana Choi Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Elonis v. United States, an important case dealing with freedom of speech in the context of social media. Petitioner Anthony Elonis was charged and convicted under 18 U.S.C.…
  • Nov 26

    What We Really Should Do This Thanksgiving

    What We Really Should Do This Thanksgiving
    By Tom Watts In the aftermath of Ferguson, I keep reading pieces like this: what we should do now is learn, understand, and think. I find this advice irritating, because it seems futile. Things look bad right now, and social change will never…
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Law School Innovation

Law School Innovation

Covers teaching, curriculum, and classroom technology. Edited by Professors Douglas A. Berman, Anupam Chander, Gene Koo and Mark W. Osler.

http://lsi.typepad.com/lsi/
  • Sep 3

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."
    Though I have not blogged in this space for a very long time, my own long history here of discussing how I think technologies should be at the center of law school innovation prompted me to want to blog about...
  • Oct 20

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget
    Legal education is under strain: Fewer people are applying to law school, and those who apply are less qualified. One result of this dynamic is that law schools are admitting fewer students, in order to keep qualifications up, but that...
  • Sep 19

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable
    One of the things we do well here at St. Thomas is establish mentor relationships for our students with lawyers in the community-- every student has a mentor. Neil Hamilton and Verna Monson have done some significant and important work...
Rank this Week: 2847

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    Less than the Least

    Less than the Least
    This blog nearly didn’t begin.  Right after we first started talking about the blog four years ago, Bill got his cancer diagnosis.   Bill already had endured eight years of excruciating back problems, and…
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
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