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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/
  • Sep 27

    International Terrorism Prosecutions: ISIL Cyber Attack

    International Terrorism Prosecutions: ISIL Cyber Attack
    On Friday, September 23rd, a federal district court in the Eastern District of Virginia sentenced Ardit Ferizi, a citizen of Kosovo and resident of Malaysia, to 20 years in prison for (1) providing material support to ISIL, and (2) accessing…
  • Sep 26

    Fixing Congressional Jurisdiction over DHS

    Fixing Congressional Jurisdiction over DHS
    The oldest outstanding recommendation, unfulfilled since the 9/11 Commission report, is for Congress to fix its jurisdicitional morass and provide effective, unified oversight of the Department of Homeland Security.  Groups ranging from…
  • Sep 26

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Violence continues in Syria as Russia and the United States trade blows over who is to blame. The Syrian government has launched a renewed assault on Aleppo, killing hundreds of civilians trapped in the besieged city since the collapse of the…
Rank this Week: 158

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

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
  • Sep 27

    The Federal Reserve’s De-Risking of Merchant Banking and Commodities Activitie

    The Federal Reserve’s De-Risking of Merchant Banking and Commodities Activitie
    On September 8, 2016, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued the…
  • Sep 27

    Costs and Benefits of Concentrated Ownership and Control

    Costs and Benefits of Concentrated Ownership and Control
    Corporate ownership structure with a controlling shareholder is prevalent throughout the world. According to one study, more than two-thirds of all publicly-traded companies in East Asia have a controlling shareholder. Even in the US, not…
  • Sep 27

    Political Connections and the Informativeness of Insider Trade

    Political Connections and the Informativeness of Insider Trade
    Our paper examines the relation between political connections and informed trading by corporate insiders within the context of the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis. The unprecedented magnitude of government intervention during the Financial Crisis,…
Rank this Week: 695

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/
  • Sep 26

    Premier Cru American Express Billing Disputes and the Deceptive Nature of TILA Section 170

    Premier Cru American Express Billing Disputes and the Deceptive Nature of TILA Section 170
    I'm not an oenophile. But some folks are, and some of them spend very large amounts of money on wine, even without knowing how it tastes. Not surprisingly, this is a market vulnerable to fraud. One fraud varietal is simply...
  • Sep 24

    Venezuela

    Venezuela
    John Dizard has a useful, and clearly written, piece on the lay of the land in this morning's FT. What puzzles me is why PDVSA, the national oil company, has not done a UK scheme of arrangement or a US...
  • Sep 22

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Cities: Ninth Circuit Update

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Cities: Ninth Circuit Update
    "But Chapter 9 has awakened, and we do not presume further disputes over its interpretive and practical complexities will remain long at rest." So says a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Deocampo v....
Rank this Week: 531

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: 523

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/
Rank this Week: 1023

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
  • Sep 15

    Graduate Research Fellow in Privacy and Freedom of Speech – Apply!

    Graduate Research Fellow in Privacy and Freedom of Speech – Apply!
    The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law welcomes applications for a graduate research fellowship beginning in October / November 2016 and ending in summer / fall 2017. The Fellow will work with Professors Derek…
  • Jul 20

    Internet Troll’s “Political Shenanigans” Are Protected Speech–State v. Hirschman

    Internet Troll’s “Political Shenanigans” Are Protected Speech–State v. Hirschman
    (Cross-posted at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog.) Aaron Hirschman, a self-proclaimed “Internet troll,” posted the following message on Craigslist: Wanna make an easy $20 for voting? (Downtown Bend) Are you interested in…
  • Jul 12

    Call for Papers: Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Value

    Call for Papers: Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Value
    Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Values Call for Papers – AALS Section on Internet and Computer Law Topic The Internet of Things will create a vast surge in the amount of data that we – and our devices…
Rank this Week: 1651

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
  • Jun 7

    Commencement Address, Phillips Academy 2016

    Commencement Address, Phillips Academy 2016
    Commencement Address Phillips Academy, Andover June 5, 2016 John Palfrey Welcome, everyone – trustees, faculty, and staff; faculty Emeriti; alumni, families, friends, and – most of all – our beloved students.  Thank you…
  • May 19

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library
    Since September of 2015, we’ve been in the midst of a search to find a new President of the Boston Public Library.  The BPL is an amazing institution on many levels.  Part of the greatness of the BPL derives from ……
  • May 4

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy
    All School Meeting Address (Excerpt) May 4, 2016 John Palfrey, Phillips Academy […] I was in North Carolina recently, at Duke, and I talked with a recent graduate from the class of 2014. He just loved Andover and told me ……
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MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 2352

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…
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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…
Rank this Week: 1088

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: 2336

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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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.
Rank this Week: 2622