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Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Jan 21

    CFP: Artificial Intelligence and Law—Special Issue in Honor of Jon Bing

    CFP: Artificial Intelligence and Law—Special Issue in Honor of Jon Bing
    A call for papers has been issued for a special issue in honor of the late Jon Bing, of the journal Artificial Intelligence and Law. Provisionally, the selected papers will...
  • Jan 20

    The Heyman Center: Interdisciplinary Conference on American Immigration

    The Heyman Center: Interdisciplinary Conference on American Immigration
    The Society of Fellows in the Humanities (Columbia University) will be presenting “Managing Borders: An Interdisciplinary Conference on American Immigration Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act...
  • Jan 19

    CFP LatCrit 2015: Twentieth Anniversary Conference—Anaheim, CA

    CFP LatCrit 2015: Twentieth Anniversary Conference—Anaheim, CA
    Calls for Proposals are being accepted for the Twentieth Anniversary Conference of LatCrit takes place Oct. 1-3, 2015 at the DoubleTree at Hilton Hotel Anaheim – Orange County. The theme is Critical...
Rank this Week: 29

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jan 24

    Another remarkable exoneration thanks only to NC Innocence Inquiry Commission

    Another remarkable exoneration thanks only to NC Innocence Inquiry Commission
    On this blog, I typically do not extensively cover or frequently discuss exonerations and criminal appeals based on actual innocence claims because, as some may know, I fear guilt/innocence concerns can at times distort sentencing procedures…
  • Jan 23

    Eight years after Baze, Supreme Court takes up another lethal injection challenge

    Eight years after Baze, Supreme Court takes up another lethal injection challenge
    As reported in this new USA Today piece, taking up a "case that could have broad implications for hundreds of death row inmates, the Supreme Court will consider whether a drug protocol used in recent lethal injections violates the…
  • Jan 23

    "Where Do We Go from Here? Mass Incarceration and the Struggle for Civil Rights"

    "Where Do We Go from Here? Mass Incarceration and the Struggle for Civil Rights"
    The title of this post is the title of this recent essay by Robynn J.A. Cox from the Economic Policy Institute. Here is the essay's executive summary: On the surface, crime and punishment appear to be unsophisticated matters. After all,...
Rank this Week: 424

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
  • Jan 24

    On Serial and Plea Bargaining Conference

    On Serial and Plea Bargaining Conference
    The NY Times recently published an op ed using the podcast Serial to argue that the defendant would have been better off taking a deal due to the trial penalty. The defendant, after a trial, was sentenced to life in prison plus thirty years.…
  • Jan 23

    Call for Proposals to Host Ninth Annual AALS Works in Progress Conference

    Call for Proposals to Host Ninth Annual AALS Works in Progress Conference
    For the last several years, one of the best events on the ADR calendar has been the annual Works in Progress Conference coordinated by the AALS Section on Dispute Resolution. Last year’s conference, held in November, was hosted by…
  • Jan 21

    ACR Writing Competition

    ACR Writing Competition
    An announcement to pass along (and push) to our students: We are excited to announce the annual Student Writing Competition in Dispute Resolution organized by the Association for Conflict Resolution for Greater New…
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Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Jan 23

    "Legalized marijuana might be the best thing to ever happen to heroin addicts"

    "Legalized marijuana might be the best thing to ever happen to heroin addicts"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new piece via Quartz. Here are excerpts (with links from the original): By 1970, legislation codified cannabis as one of the nation’s most dangerous drugs: the Controlled Substance Act…
  • Jan 23

    Are the marijuana industry's banking difficulties starting to work themselves out?

    Are the marijuana industry's banking difficulties starting to work themselves out?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this notable recent Denver Post article sent my way by one of my terrific students. The article is headlined "Oregon bank opens doors to Colorado marijuana businesses," and here…
  • Jan 22

    Many Central and Latin American countries moving away from failed pot prohibition

    Many Central and Latin American countries moving away from failed pot prohibition
    As this BBC article details, jurisdictions within the United States are not the only places in the Americas moving forward with marijuana reform. The article is headlined "Jamaica considers marijuana legalisation and production,"…
Rank this Week: 2447

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 3073

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: 2510

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 4417

Equal Vote

Equal Vote

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By Michael E. Moritz College of Law Professor Dan Tokaji.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 2532