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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 15

    ITLOS Finds Guinea-Bissau Liable to Panama for Arrest of M/V Virginia G

    ITLOS Finds Guinea-Bissau Liable to Panama for Arrest of M/V Virginia G
    The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued its decision today in the case of the M/V Virginia G, an oil tanker flying the flag of Panama, which was arrested by officials from Guinea-Bissau because the vessel...
  • Apr 15

    20th Anniversary of the Signing of the WTO Agreement

    20th Anniversary of the Signing of the WTO Agreement
    Twenty years ago today (April 15, 2014), the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its Annexes were signed in Marrakesh, Morocco. The agreements concluded the 1986-94 Uruguay Round of negotiations and were signed by…
  • Apr 15

    U.N. Security Council Condemns Abduction of Jordan's Ambassador in Libya

    U.N. Security Council Condemns Abduction of Jordan's Ambassador in Libya
    The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned today’s attack in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, which resulted in the abduction of the Jordanian ambassador and injuries to his driver. According to media reports, assailants opened fire…
Rank this Week: 293

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

By John Marshall Law School Professor Colin Miller, with Contributing Editors and Professors David Leonard, Joelle Moreno, and Myrna Raeder

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 697

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Professors Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 15

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a very brief order in Zogenix v. Patrick, federal district judge Rya Zobel enjoined the Massachusetts Emergency Order prohibiting prescriptions of "hydrocodone…
  • Apr 15

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Matt Ford writes over at The Atlantic that there's an irony in rancher Cliven Bundy's land claim against the federal Bureau of Land Management, now brewing in Nevada. That's because the very…
  • Apr 15

    A Conversation with the Chief Justice of the South African Con Court

    A Conversation with the Chief Justice of the South African Con Court
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Drew Cohen recently published A Constitution at a Crossroads: A Conversation with the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa in the Northwestern Journal of International Human…
Rank this Week: 679

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

By Professors Nancy Soonpaa, Sue Liemer, Coleen M. Barger and Mark E. Wojcik.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 15

    Don't over-argue your case

    Don't over-argue your case
    U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois recently advised lawyers to winnow their arguments down to the most effective ones. His article in the winter issue of Litigation quotes Judge Richard Prosser to…
  • Apr 12

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing
    In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article titled "Bad Writing and Bad Thinking," author Rachel Toor argues that some problems with students’ writing arise from their belief that they must write like others in their…
  • Apr 9

    A new book raises provocative points about legal writing

    A new book raises provocative points about legal writing
    Southern California lawyer William Domnarski raises some provocative points about legal writing in his new book, Swimming in Deep Water: Lawyers, Judges, and Our Troubled Legal Profession, published by the ABA. In an essay titled Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 800

Empirical Legal Studies

Empirical Legal Studies

Covers emerging empirical legal scholarship, conference updates and empirical claims. Edited by Professors Michael Heise, Theodore Eisenberg, William Ford, Sara Benesh, William Henderson, Frank Cross, Carolyn Shapiro, anbd Christopher Zorn

http://www.elsblog.org/the_empirical_legal_studi/
  • Apr 14

    (Animated) Stata Graphic

    (Animated) Stata Graphic
    Stata's graphics capabilities--while certainly powerful--have always struck me as unduly complicated, certainly when it comes to coding graph commands. Consequently, it is with trepidation that I note a recent Stata Blog posting that…
  • Apr 9

    An Empirical Perspective on Conventional Wisdoms Relating to US Incarceration Rate

    An Empirical Perspective on Conventional Wisdoms Relating to US Incarceration Rate
    Conventional wisdom about US incarceration rates during the past few decades emphasizes the war on drugs. In a recent essay, Escaping from the Standard Story: Why the Conventional Wisdom on Prison Growth is Wrong, and Where We Can Go from...
  • Apr 3

    On Picking Winners and Loser

    On Picking Winners and Loser
    In an interesting exchange between Jacob Felson and Andrew Gelman, Gelman recommends resisting the urge to "adjudicate" competing interpretations of results (or, more specifically, "picking" one significant variable as a…
Rank this Week: 2395

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 2299

Law Blog

Law Blog

By John Marshall Law School Professor David Sorkin.

http://www.lawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Minnesota vs. National Arbitration Forum

    Minnesota vs. National Arbitration Forum
    The National Arbitration Forum and the Attorney General of Minnesota have reached an agreement under which NAF will cease accepting new arbitration cases involving consumers, including collection actions by credit card companies. The consent…
  • Sep 27

    Kentucky's Internet gamble

    Kentucky's Internet gamble
    Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky is seeking to seize more than one hundred gambling-related domain names. A judge initially rejected the governor's bid and has scheduled a hearing for October 7. See coverage in the Louisville…
  • Sep 27

    Gimme an "A"!

    Gimme an "A"!
    As anyone who has flown Southwest Airlines well knows, Southwest doesn't assign seats in advance. Instead, you are assigned a boarding priority when you check in at the airport or online, up to 24 hours before the flight. At the gate, you…
Rank this Week: 2590