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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
  • Jul 23

    The Effect of Cultural Similarity on Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from Corporate Social Responsibility

    The Effect of Cultural Similarity on Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from Corporate Social Responsibility
    A critical determinant of merger success is post-merger integration. In our forthcoming Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis article The Effect of Cultural Similarity on Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from Corporate…
  • Jul 22

    Learnings from Some Recent Contested Cases Before the UK Takeover Panel

    Learnings from Some Recent Contested Cases Before the UK Takeover Panel
    The UK system of public takeovers—both with regards to its rules (as set out in the Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the Code)) and rulings under the Code—can be challenging to parties and practitioners not familiar with the…
  • Jul 21

    DOL Fiduciary Rule: Impact and Action Step

    DOL Fiduciary Rule: Impact and Action Step
    With the survival of the US Department of Labor’s (DOL) new fiduciary rule (at least for now) and the applicability date (June 9, 2017) now behind us, plan sponsors who have not already begun to do so should take steps to ensure…
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Jul 23

    Qatar, China, Georgia and Elon Musk

    Qatar, China, Georgia and Elon Musk
    Here's a round up of interesting cyber-related stories from this week: Qatar thinks it was hacked. "Lt. Col. Ali Mohammed al-Mohannadi, the head of an internal Qatari investigation of the events, stopped short of claiming proof of who was…
  • Jul 23

    Drones Are the New Face of U.S. Foreign Policy. What Good Are They?

    Drones Are the New Face of U.S. Foreign Policy. What Good Are They?
    Editor’s Note: Drone strikes are among the most important, and among the most contentious, U.S. counterterrorism instruments. Data limits and the complexity of both cause and effect when it comes to terrorism make many judgments on…
  • Jul 22

    The Lawfare Podcast: Graham Allison on "Destined for War"

    The Lawfare Podcast: Graham Allison on "Destined for War"
    This week on the Lawfare Podcast, Jack Goldsmith interviews Graham Allison at the Hoover Book Soiree about Allison's new book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap? The conversation covers the…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Jul 19

    An Explanation for the Low Bankruptcy Rates: Debt

    An Explanation for the Low Bankruptcy Rates: Debt
    Yesterday, I noted the U.S. bankruptcy filing rate of 2.38 per 1,000 persons is at historic lows. The next question is always why. In this post, I am going to try to walk through an explanation in four graphs. The...
  • Jul 18

    Bankruptcy Filings Holding Steady for the First Half of 2017

    Bankruptcy Filings Holding Steady for the First Half of 2017
    Using data from Epiq Systems, we appear to be on track for 774,000 bankruptcy filings for the 2017 calendar year. That would basically be the same rate of filings as in 2016 when total filings were just under 772,000. This...
  • Jul 18

    Eleven Year

    Eleven Year
    The number eleven has a lot of significance in the bankruptcy world. The Bankruptcy Code is, of course, title 11 of the United States Code. There is chapter 11. And, within chapter 11, one can make the eleven-eleven election under...
Rank this Week: 211

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • May 31

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community
    Organizations that develop open source software are often inherently fragmented and loosely-networked, which can make governance and decision-making a challenge. In addition, as the open source community grows and becomes more global, so too…
Rank this Week: 417

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/
  • Jun 27

    Library Closed July 3-4

    Library Closed July 3-4
    The Library will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, resuming our regular service on Wednesday, July 5 at 8am.  For FAQ and research guides in our absence, please visit Ask a Librarian.
  • Jun 22

    Evidence in Ink

    Evidence in Ink
    One of the pleasures of cataloging, especially of older books and manuscripts, is coming across unexpected traces of earlier times and lives. Scraps of an early manuscript liturgy or an almanac used in a binding; a series of former…
  • Jun 8

    Continued support for the Caselaw Access Project

    Continued support for the Caselaw Access Project
    Harvard Law School launched the Caselaw Access Project in 2015 to digitize the Harvard Law School Library’s complete collection of U.S. case law and to make the materials in that collection available online for…
Rank this Week: 651

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
  • May 7

    Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54

    Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54
    Source: Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54
  • Apr 24

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover
    Today, we know that many schools, including Andover, have not always lived up to our commitment to protect students in our care. Over the past year, independent investigators from Sanghavi Law Office have been carrying out a review of all…
  • Feb 1

    On the Executive Orders of January 2017

    On the Executive Orders of January 2017
    The President’s Executive Orders on immigration have prompted calls of concern from students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff at Andover. I’m sure that is true at all schools that are committed to a diverse student body and…
Rank this Week: 620

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
  • Apr 4

    The Slants Visit Arizona Law

    The Slants Visit Arizona Law
    The Slants – the first and only Asian-American dance rock band in the world, and Supreme Court litigants in Lee v. Tam – are coming to Tucson! Founder and bassist Simon Tam will give a public talk at 12:00PM on Thursday,…
  • Feb 24

    The Arizona Board of Regents Get an F in FOIA Law

    The Arizona Board of Regents Get an F in FOIA Law
    My home institution is undergoing a presidential search right now. Today, I heard a puzzling story during the local segment of my NPR station: The 27-person presidential search committee has interviewed prospective candidates for president of…
  • Jan 4

    Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Value

    Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Value
    Please join the AALS Internet and Computer Law section for tomorrow’s session on “Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Values” at the AALS annual meeting in San Francisco. Date / Time: Thursday, 5…
Rank this Week: 655

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: 792

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: 984

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

    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…
  • Jan 13

    New Book of Essays on Bill's Work

    New Book of Essays on Bill's Work
    "The Political Heart of Criminal Procedure: Essays on Themes of William J. Stuntz" has just been published by Cambridge University Press: here.  The book is based on the papers written by a number of the…
Rank this Week: 1098

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://harvardlpr.com/
  • Jun 28

    Refugees Welcome?

    Refugees Welcome?
    By Sarah Song* On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court allowed some of President Trump’s travel ban to stand, which he quickly hailed as a “clear victory.” Challengers of the ban have been equally quick to emphasize that the…
  • Jun 25

    Long Live America’s Philosopher King

    Long Live America’s Philosopher King
    By Maseeh Moradi* In October 2015, during my second month of law school, Justice Anthony Kennedy visited and made a remark that I have been thinking about ever since the bitter evening of November 8, 2016. Plato and Aristotle, he explained,…
  • May 8

    Republican Bill Would Make it Easier for Employers to Access Your Genetic Makeup

    Republican Bill Would Make it Easier for Employers to Access Your Genetic Makeup
    By Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.)* When scientists started the process of sequencing the human genome, it began to unlock limitless advancements in medicine that were and remain virtually unparalleled in our history. At the same time, a new…
Rank this Week: 2064

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: 1706