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Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    “Economic growth stumbles to worst rate in two years ….”

    “Economic growth stumbles to worst rate in two years ….”
    The power of states to intervene in the operations of contemporary globalized capitalism is severely constrained in a world of deregulated capital markets: states no longer have the same degree of power they once held in the period of…
  • Apr 16

    “African Arguments” series from Zed Book

    “African Arguments” series from Zed Book
     Zed Books (London) has a series of publications under the rubric, “African Arguments,” that I enthusiastically recommend to those with even the slightest interest to what has (recently) happened, is happening, and might…
  • Apr 13

    Marx, Marxists, Marxians … and (democratic) socialism

    Marx, Marxists, Marxians … and (democratic) socialism
    I do not think the following is generally true: “Economists who follow Karl Marx in adopting a labor theory of value or in other ways but do not share the political ideology of communism typically call themselves ‘Marxians’…
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Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Apr 29

    Israel Reflections 2017–Old Gesher (the Crossing into Jordan)

    Israel Reflections 2017–Old Gesher (the Crossing into Jordan)
    This trip we added a few new places and this was one of them.  As student Jessica Lothman reflects in this post, this particular bridge was filled with history, symbolism, and hope.   Bridging Time and Space: The Gravity of Old…
  • Apr 29

    Welcome May Blogger

    Welcome May Blogger
    Please join me in welcoming our guest bloggers for the month of May: Michael Anspach and Anthony (Tony) Cotton. Our Student Blogger for May is Michael Anspach.  Michael just completed his second year at Marquette Law.  He…
  • Apr 27

    What President Trump’s “Budget Blueprint” Could Mean For The Great Lake

    What President Trump’s “Budget Blueprint” Could Mean For The Great Lake
    At a recent Law School event, several panelists (including me) discussed the potential for the Trump administration to make important changes to the law in our respective areas of concentration. I said at the time that environmental law has…
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ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Apr 29

    Israel Reflections 2017–Old Gesher (the Crossing into Jordan)

    Israel Reflections 2017–Old Gesher (the Crossing into Jordan)
    This trip we added a few new places and this was one of them.  As student Jessica Lothman reflects, this particular bridge was filled with history, symbolism, and hope. Bridging Time and Space: The Gravity of Old Gesher Einstein put…
  • Apr 29

    President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 2

    President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 2
    This adds to my recent post where I cited news accounts of how Mr. Trump’s negotiation gambits about building a border wall and withdrawing from NAFTA are backfiring with Mexico.  Mexican officials interpreted his threats as bluffs…
  • Apr 28

    In case you missed it…Text of Andrea Schneider’s Award Acceptance Speech

    In case you missed it…Text of Andrea Schneider’s Award Acceptance Speech
    Andrea was kind enough to forward me a copy of her acceptance speech from Saturday.  As you might expect it was inclusive, clever and funny. If you had to leave early and missed the luncheon, the text is included below.  Make sure…
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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 27

    Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary

    Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary
    The Senate has just confirmed Alex Acosta as the Secretary of Labor. The vote was 60-38. As I've said before, I was pleased with this pick given the current administration. Now the rubber meets the road. -Jeff Hirsch
  • Apr 27

    Lofaso on Workers Rights and Natural Human Right

    Lofaso on Workers Rights and Natural Human Right
    Anne-Marie Lofaso (West Virginia) has just posted on SSRN her article, Workers Rights as Natural Human Rights, which is to be published in the University of Miami Law Review. The abstract: We live in an increasingly polarized world: one…
  • Apr 26

    Call for Papers from Hunter College's National Center for Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education

    Call for Papers from Hunter College's National Center for Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education
    The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Hunter College, has announced its call for papers for its 45th annual conference April 15-17, 2018. You can see the full announcement here,…
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Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    A Win for Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Armed Robbery Cases; Additional Reform Still Needed

    A Win for Judicial Sentencing Discretion in Armed Robbery Cases; Additional Reform Still Needed
    Earlier this month, in Dean v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that federal sentencing judges retain some discretion to soften the notoriously draconian sentencing scheme of 18 U.S.C. §924(c). The statute establishes a mandatory…
  • Apr 7

    New Book on Avery Case

    New Book on Avery Case
    Hey, Making a Murderer fans, Marquette alumnus (and prolific author) Michael Cicchini has a provocative new book out on the Steven Avery case: Convicting Avery: The Bizarre Laws and Broken System behind Making a Murderer. I…
  • Mar 28

    Juvenile Court or Adult? New Research on the Consequences of the Decision

    Juvenile Court or Adult? New Research on the Consequences of the Decision
    Juvenile courts were invented at the end of the nineteenth century and spread rapidly across the U.S. Proponents argued that juvenile offenders were more readily rehabilitated than adults, and should be handled through a different court…
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