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Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Jul 5

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference Registration Deadline is Friday

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference Registration Deadline is Friday
    July 10th is the last day to register for the Applied Legal Storytelling conference in Seattle. The conference takes place from July 21st through July 23rd at the Seattle University School of Law. Conference information is on the Legal…
  • Jul 1

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st
    Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers—will hold a special award luncheon in Chicago on Saturday, August 1, 2015 during the ABA Annual Meeting. A lifetime achievement award will be presented to Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice of…
  • Jun 29

    US Supreme Court to Revisit Race-Based Admission

    US Supreme Court to Revisit Race-Based Admission
    The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari in Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, No. 14-981 (June 29, 2015). Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration of the petition. The case is "a legal challenge to the...
Rank this Week: 116

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 6

    Rule of Law Rankings Put U.S. at 19

    Rule of Law Rankings Put U.S. at 19
    The World Justice Institute recently issued its Rule of Law Index for 2015. We posted on last year's Index here. The Index ranks 102 countries on various measures related to rule of law, around these four "universal principles": 1.…
  • Jul 2

    Obergefell, Federalism, and Religion: Constitutional Issues Raised in Alabama and Texa

    Obergefell, Federalism, and Religion: Constitutional Issues Raised in Alabama and Texa
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law After the United States Supreme Court's opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26 declaring that states are required by the Fourteenth Amendment to issue same-sex…
  • Jul 1

    Anti-Masking Laws, the Ku Klux Klan, and the First Amendment

    Anti-Masking Laws, the Ku Klux Klan, and the First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Reports that Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members are considering a rally in Columbia, South Carolina to support the controversial display of the confederate battle flag evokes…
Rank this Week: 543

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 3

    Herzog Lecture on Holocaust Denial at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago

    Herzog Lecture on Holocaust Denial at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago
    Professor Deborah Lipstadt of Emory University will deliver the Fred Herzog Memorial Lecture on the subject of "The Changing Face of Holocaust Denial in the 21st Century" at noon on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at The John Marshall…
  • Jul 3

    WTO Appellate Body Issues its 2014 Annual Report

    WTO Appellate Body Issues its 2014 Annual Report
    The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization has issued its Annual Report for 2014 (WT/AB/24). The Report includes information about: appeals filed by WTO members, the key findings of reports circulated in 2014, the composition of the…
  • Jul 3

    News for International Law Nerd

    News for International Law Nerd
    Only the hardest of the hard-core international law nerds will care about this. The International Court of Justice announced that Judge Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade has been named chair of the ICJ Library Committee. Serving with him…
Rank this Week: 1082

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: 731

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…
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