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In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 13

    In real estate listings deal with Zillow, Trulia bears most of the risk

    In real estate listings deal with Zillow, Trulia bears most of the risk
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, July 31, 2014 The bargain the two competitors struck is completely in Zillow’s favor. It permits the company to walk away from the transaction if regulators take any step to limit…
  • Aug 13

    Think the Supreme Court protected your cellphone from warrantless searches? Think again.

    Think the Supreme Court protected your cellphone from warrantless searches? Think again.
    Catherine Crump quoted in The Washington Post, July 30, 2014 “It truly is a suspicion-less search policy,” said Catherine Crump, an assistant law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former attorney for the…
  • Aug 13

    Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonator

    Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonator
    Jesse Choper quoted in Associated Press, July 30, 2014 “If you can prove that they are there to seek money, not simply conveying a message … they are subject to greater regulation,” said Jesse Choper.
Rank this Week: 24

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada Part I: Where is the Data?

    Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada Part I: Where is the Data?
    I read with great interest the CBA Legal Futures Initiative’s recent report, Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada (“CBA Report”). Although I disagree with much of the CBA Report, it eloquently expresses an…
  • Aug 17

    "The Perry indictment and the criminalization of politics"

    "The Perry indictment and the criminalization of politics"
    Jonathan Adler has a round-up of commentary about the indictment of Texas Gov. Perry for what seems to me to be the exercise of his constitutional authority.
  • Aug 15

    United Nations' Impartiality

    United Nations' Impartiality
    The United Nations has appointed Canadian Professor William Schabas to head up Israel’s operations in Gaza. When asked who should be tried in the Internation Court for War Crimes, Shabas named as his favorite candidate Benjamin…
Rank this Week: 188

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 19

    The Emergence of Climate Law Course

    The Emergence of Climate Law Course
    The U.S. legal system has only begun to address climate change in the past ten or fifteen years. It was inevitable that this subject would infiltrate basic environmental law courses, especially given that there have now been three Supreme…
  • Aug 18

    Why Michael Mann’s Defamation Suit Against Climate Denialists Is the Right Move

    Why Michael Mann’s Defamation Suit Against Climate Denialists Is the Right Move
    Dr. Michael Mann, one of the country’s leading climate scientists, has been harassed, threatened, and berated for his views that human actions are contributing to global climate change. But not just from anonymous commenters on websites…
  • Aug 17

    Closely Confined Chickens, Interstate Conflict & the Dormant Commerce Clause

    Closely Confined Chickens, Interstate Conflict & the Dormant Commerce Clause
    Last week witnessed a most interesting constitutional showdown between sovereign states in U.S. District Court in Sacramento.  At issue is animal welfare legislation California has enacted both at the ballot box and through its elected…
Rank this Week: 321

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
  • Aug 15

    The Market For “Charlatans”

    The Market For “Charlatans”
    Alvaro Sandroni, At Least Do No Harm: The Use of Scarce Data, 6 Am. Econ. J.: Microecon. 1 (2014).Joshua C. TeitelbaumCorporate lawyers and their clients routinely hire experts to deliver probabilistic forecasts. For instance, they hire…
Rank this Week: 547

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law
    Call for papers Ebola and the Law Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)Washington, D.C.Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The 2014 west African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic…
  • Apr 23

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner
    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner, available at http://bit.ly/MinorityTelevisionAmicus: This brief amicus curiae in support of petitioner Minority Television…
  • Mar 25

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved
    James Ming Chen, An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved, 2014 Wisconsin Law Review (forthcoming), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2387998 or http://bit.ly/SeedIsNotSaved, and to be…
Rank this Week: 557

Boalt Bulletin Board

Boalt Bulletin Board

An online forum for non-event announcements. From Berkeley Law.

http://bbb.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 12

    Fall 2014 research assistants for two CLEE project

    Fall 2014 research assistants for two CLEE project
    The Wheeler Institute for Water Law & Policy at Berkeley Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) is looking for research assistants to contribute to two exciting projects this fall: PROJECT 1: Addressing…
  • Aug 12

    Professor Alper Seeking Research Assistant

    Professor Alper Seeking Research Assistant
    Professor Ty Alper, Associate Director of the Death Penalty Clinic, seeks a part-time Research Assistant for the Fall 2014 semester, and perhaps into the Spring 2015 semester as well. 8-10 hours a week, on issues related to the criminal…
  • Jul 25

    Legal Internship – Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice

    Legal Internship – Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice
    The Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice (CRRJ) advances scholarly discourse, bolsters advocacy efforts, and influences public opinion through innovative socio-legal research, scholarship, teaching, and convenings. CRRJ is dedicated to…
Rank this Week: 895

Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

Stories from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Hanging By An OCI Thread

    Hanging By An OCI Thread
    Next Friday will mark 10 years to the day that I created this blog as a way of chronicling my experience in law school.  It has served well beyond its initial, humble purpose.  But with my very limited time these days, and more…
  • Jan 30

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?
    Last week, students at Berkeley Law received a series of emails from the Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee announcing four candidate visits to campus in the coming days.This afternoon students received an email from a "Berkeley Law Dean…
  • Jan 23

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
Rank this Week: 2071

Prop 8 On Trial

Prop 8 On Trial

Daily reports from the same-sex marriage trial by Berkeley Law students

http://prop8.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown
    The same Perry attorneys head back to court Tuesday, but their arguments will appear under a new docket name: Perry v. Brown. In March, the federal courts updated the names of the Perry defendants to reflect California’s newly-elected…
  • May 21

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?
    For more than twenty years, Harvard history professor Nancy Cott has studied family, gender, marriage, and citizenship. In 2000, she published Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, and in 2010, she took the stand in Perry v.…
  • Feb 17

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September. Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal lawsuit challenging…
Rank this Week: 2078

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Aug 18

    Why Is Insider Trading Illegal?

    Why Is Insider Trading Illegal?
    I’ve been reading up on insider trading recently (as part of a project on what happens when government applies price instruments to limited-liability firms), and it’s tough to find academics who think trades by insiders should be…
  • Aug 14

    What if the Problem is Not Global Warming, but Continued High Temperatures?

    What if the Problem is Not Global Warming, but Continued High Temperatures?
    We were discussing global warming at the Indiana Law and Economics Lunch, and the curious path of world temperatures. From NASA data, which is standard, the pattern is that temperatures rose from 1980 to 2000 and then stopped increasing…
  • Aug 14

    Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under the Clean Air Act, Version 0.0

    Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under the Clean Air Act, Version 0.0
    There has been so much clamor about the Environmental Protection Agency's introduction of a proposed rule for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, it's hard to shout above it all. And yet, not much has really been added…
Rank this Week: 3863

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

By Jim Chen, Kristi L. Bowman, Rebecca M. Bratspies, Holly D. Doremus, Peter H. Huang, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, Andrew Long, Barbara A. Noah, Jordan Paradise, J.B. Ruhl, Andrew W. Torrance, and Katherine Van Tassel.

http://biolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law
    Call for papers Ebola and the Law Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)Washington, D.C.Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The 2014 west African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic…
  • Mar 1

    Reel Bio-Horror

    Reel Bio-Horror
    Victoria Sutton of Texas Tech very kindly put her new book, Reel Bio-Horror: The Things That Keep Us Up at Night, on the Biolaw bookshelf. The book has its own website and a Facebook fan page. It covers the genre of biohorror and…
  • Oct 9

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013
    The Practising Law Institute has very kindly provided Biolaw a copy of its EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013. Edited by by Adam Sowatzka and Richard E. Glaze, Jr., this volume reviews the full array of laws enforced by the…
Rank this Week: 2682

VC Research Network

VC Research Network

Venture Capital blawg by Boalt Hall Law School Law Professors Jesse M. Fried, Ken Taymor, and Robert Bartlett, III

http://vc.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 5

    Carrots & Sticks: How VCs Induce Entrepreneurial Teams to Sell Startup

    Carrots & Sticks: How VCs Induce Entrepreneurial Teams to Sell Startup
    [Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Professors Jesse Fried and Brian Broughman] Venture capitalists (VCs) play a significant role in the financing of high-risk, technology-based business ventures. VC exits usually take one of…
  • Mar 26

    Delaware Law as Lingua Franca: Theory and Evidence

    Delaware Law as Lingua Franca: Theory and Evidence
    [Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Professors Jesse Fried, Brian Broughman and Darian Ibrahim) Delaware dominates the corporate chartering market in the U.S—it is the only state that attracts a significant number of…
  • Feb 27

    The Dynamics of Venture Capital Contract

    The Dynamics of Venture Capital Contract
    (Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Professors Carsten Bienz and Julia Hirsch).
Rank this Week: 3651

Prop 8 on Trial

Prop 8 on Trial

Covers the same-sex marriage trial. By Berkeley law students.

http://prop8.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown
    The same Perry attorneys head back to court Tuesday, but their arguments will appear under a new docket name: Perry v. Brown. In March, the federal courts updated the names of the Perry defendants to reflect California’s newly-elected…
  • May 21

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?
    For more than twenty years, Harvard history professor Nancy Cott has studied family, gender, marriage, and citizenship. In 2000, she published Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, and in 2010, she took the stand in Perry v.
  • Feb 17

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September.
Rank this Week: 3952

Berkeley Law on the Web

Berkeley Law on the Web

University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law

http://web.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Our new events calendar

    Our new events calendar
    One of the frustrations of the new year is that we haven’t had a truly effective tool for publicizing events. Today, we’re pleased to be finally christening our new Berkeley Law Events Calendar as the school’s primary events tool. This…
  • Jul 30

    The new BBB

    The new BBB
    A couple of months ago, we asked the Berkeley Law community how they used the BBB. We got a ton of great feedback. Based on that feedback, and internal discussions about what seems to make sense, we’ve come up with a slightly new format for…
  • Jun 9

    Do you use the BBB?

    Do you use the BBB?
    One of the byproducts of our web site redesign is that we are pondering the future of the BBB (Boalt Bulletin Board). The BBB has been around for a long time, in various forms, and it’s time to understand exactly how people use it and what…
Rank this Week: 3652