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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/
  • Apr 18

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule
    The ninth Global Legal Skills Conference will be held May 21-23, 2014 at the University of Verona Faculty of Law in Verona, Italy. More than 140 participants are expected from around the world. Here is a link to the draft...
  • Apr 17

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?
    Lawyers are often told that the word shall is prescriptive, meaning that something is required. But as NKU Chase Professor Phillip Sparks pointed out in a recent Kentucky Bench and Bar column, shall can actually have several meanings and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 111

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 17

    Daily Read: NYT Editorial on Constitutionalizing Police Surveillance

    Daily Read: NYT Editorial on Constitutionalizing Police Surveillance
    With the announcement of the disbanding of the "Demographics Unit" in the NYC Police Department, some might think that litigation we've previously discussed about Muslim surveillance after 9/11, such the dismissal of a complaint…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 217

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 20

    Reminder: ILW Proposals Due April 23

    Reminder: ILW Proposals Due April 23
    014 International Law Weekend will be held from October 23-25, 2014 in New York City. ILW is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA).…
  • Apr 17

    Syria: Reopen Discussion on Persons Trapped in Homs, "A Theatre of Death and Destruction"

    Syria: Reopen Discussion on Persons Trapped in Homs, "A Theatre of Death and Destruction"
    Regretting the abrupt halt in talks between the Syrian authorities and the negotiating committee representing civilians and fighters trapped in the Old City of Homs, United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi today urged all the parties…
  • Apr 17

    Remembering the Rwandan Genocide, and Learning from the Failure to Recognize It at the Time

    Remembering the Rwandan Genocide, and Learning from the Failure to Recognize It at the Time
    The United Nations Security Council marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by calling on all countries to recommit to prevent and fight such serious crimes, as a senior United Nations official warned that many of today’s…
Rank this Week: 233

Empirical Legal Studies

Empirical Legal Studies

Covers emerging empirical legal scholarship, conference updates and empirical claims. By Carolyn Shapiro, Christopher Zorn, David Stras, Dawn M. Chutkow, Frank Cross, Michael Heise, Sara Benesh, Theodore Eisenberg, William Ford and William Henderson.

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…
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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: 1141

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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