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Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 29

    Citations for environmental and energy law professor

    Citations for environmental and energy law professor
    Brian Leiter at Chicago is doing one of his occasional series identifying the top cited legal scholars in a range of substantive areas.  One list he has done covers administrative and environmental scholars – however, his list…
  • Jun 28

    Major Settlement Announced in Volkswagen Emissions Fraud Litigation

    Major Settlement Announced in Volkswagen Emissions Fraud Litigation
    Federal and state environmental prosecutors today announced a proposed settlement of government civil enforcement litigation they’ve pursued against Volkswagen in response to the automaker’s acknowledged efforts to cheat federal…
  • Jun 27

    Barry Goldwater, Environmentalist

    Barry Goldwater, Environmentalist
    Barry Goldwater’s views on the environment didn’t have much in common with those of present-day conservatives.  His 1970 book, The Conscience of a Majority, has half a chapter about the environment.  “Our…
Rank this Week: 166

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 20

    The politics of passenger rail in Los Angele

    The politics of passenger rail in Los Angele
    Ethan Elkind interviewed by KCRW, May 20, 2016 “This is a momentous occasion for Los Angeles transit advocates, and for mobility and the region. And the reason is that the Westside of Los Angeles is the most densely populated within the…
  • May 20

    Theranos’ voided tests could make it a magnet for lawsuit

    Theranos’ voided tests could make it a magnet for lawsuit
    Steven Davidoff Solomon quoted by Wired, May 20, 2016 “It comes down to what Theranos knew about its machines when it raised capital, and what its investors didn’t know,” says Steven Davidoff Solomon.
  • May 19

    Humboldt County takes aim at racism

    Humboldt County takes aim at racism
    john a. powell quoted by Mad River Union, May 19, 2016 As powell put it, when “we are consciously aware of the [other] person, our stereotypes and beliefs about the person surface in our conscious mind but our emotional reaction has…
Rank this Week: 330

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/
  • Jun 29

    Saving the Public Interest Class Action by Unpacking Theory and Doctrinal Functionality

    Saving the Public Interest Class Action by Unpacking Theory and Doctrinal Functionality
    David Marcus, The Public Interest Class Action, 104 Geo. L.J. 777 (2016).Suzette M. MalveauxScholars, lawyers, and litigants struggle to understand the class action landscape that has evolved over the past five decades and has sharply…
  • Jun 28

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice
    Wayne A. Logan & Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, Policing Criminal Justice Data 101 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016).Elizabeth JohIn criminal justice circles, “big data” is the new buzzword: police departments are experimenting with…
  • Jun 27

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution
    Cass R. Sunstein, The World According to Star Wars (2016).Ilya SominCass Sunstein is one of America’s leading legal scholars. Both his work generally and his book about Star Wars specifically have attracted enormous attention from both…
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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/
Rank this Week: 714

Boalt Bulletin Board

Boalt Bulletin Board

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

http://bbb.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 31

    Benefit event for Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach: Asian American Trivia Night

    Benefit event for Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach: Asian American Trivia Night
    The Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach is a community-based, social justice, non-profit organization that provides legal services, counsel, education and outreach to low-income, immigrant communities in the greater Bay Area.…
  • May 11

    Volunteer to work as an Election Day Observer for the June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary

    Volunteer to work as an Election Day Observer for the June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary
    We’re currently recruiting volunteers to work as Election Day Observers for the upcoming June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary Election, and I’m contacting you to see if students from your program would be interested in volunteering.…
  • Feb 12

    Public Law Student Writing Competition

    Public Law Student Writing Competition
    This competition provides students an opportunity to publish an article in the statewide publication — the Public Law Journal, and to win a $2,000 cash prize.  The winning student will also receive the award at a reception at the…
Rank this Week: 1096

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/
  • May 17

    Law & Economics Prof Blog Seeks New Editor

    Law & Economics Prof Blog Seeks New Editor
    The Law & Economics Prof Blog is on hiatus while we try to put together a new team of editors. The Law Professor Blogs Network offers law professors the premier blogging platform and the opportunity to share in growing sponsorship...
  • Feb 18

    Comma Heterodoxy

    Comma Heterodoxy
    In my last post I wrote: A. “This is an ingenious, and, after a bit of thought, plausible, justification.” An alternative is: B. “This is an ingenious, and after a bit of thought plausible, justification.” The conventional punctuation…
  • Feb 18

    "To Each According to His Need," Including Opera

    "To Each According to His Need," Including Opera
    Taxprof reports on Miranda Fleischer's latest: Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego), How is the Opera Like a Soup Kitchen?, in The Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law (Oxford University Press, 2016): The charitable tax subsidies are, at…
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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/
  • Dec 17

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic
    James Ming Chen, Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economics, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2705196 or http://bit.ly/FablesReconstruction: Environmental economics provides an…
  • Nov 3

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior
    James Ming Chen, Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2683557 or http://bit.ly/MomentaryLapses: The conventional capital asset pricing model (CAPM) remains the preferred…
  • Aug 29

    Law on the market

    Law on the market
    Daniel Martin Katz, Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger & James Ming Chen, Law on the Market? Evaluating the Securities Market Impact of Supreme Court Decisions, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649726 or…
Rank this Week: 1610

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.
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