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In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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  • May 4

    Trademark officials must distinguish between irony and offense

    Trademark officials must distinguish between irony and offense
    Sonia Katyal writes for The New York Times, May 4, 2016 Brands and trade symbols are not just pictures. They implicate the very force of identity, which can form and recode itself according to the dynamic pull of public culture. But there are…
  • May 4

    The White House has some unexpected ideas about reducing crime

    The White House has some unexpected ideas about reducing crime
    Franklin Zimring quoted in The Washington Post, May 4, 2016 “If you and I are selling drugs on the street, we’re both going to want the best corner, and if we have a conflict about who got there first, we’re not going to put…
  • May 3

    Pulte fight pits company’s founder against its board

    Pulte fight pits company’s founder against its board
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, May 3, 2016 Mr. Pulte’s interests are divided, as he has hedged his own stock holdings in the company and borrowed heavily against them, leaving one to wonder whether he is acting…
Rank this Week: 53

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/
  • Apr 22

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016
    Foreword: Lawyering in the Regulatory State By Nancy J. Moore Recalling the Lawyers: The NHTSA, GM, and the Chevrolet Cobalt By Bernard W. Bell Ethics For Examiners By Daniel J. Bussel Nothing Could Be Finer?: The Role of Agency General...
  • Apr 22

    The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again)

    The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again)
    The Faculty Lounge The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again) [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] The Louis D. Brandeis Center has filed a lawsuit against the American Studies Association seeking to enjoin the ASA’s resolution to boycott…
  • Apr 15

    Lawyers, lawsuits, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan

    Lawyers, lawsuits, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan
    From NPR’s All Things Considered: Out of State Lawyers Descend on Flint, Mich., Amid Water Crisis For the most part, official help has been slow in getting to Flint, Mich., but one group of first responders is on the ground....
Rank this Week: 163

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: 758

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/
  • May 5

    A Brave and Honest Examination of the Complexity of a Feminist Defence Etho

    A Brave and Honest Examination of the Complexity of a Feminist Defence Etho
    Abbe Smith, Representing Rapists: The Cruelty of Cross Examination and Other Challenges for a Feminist Criminal Defense Lawyer, 53 Am. Crim. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016).Elaine CraigReading the work of those writing from a different perspective…
  • May 4

    Context Shouldn’t be Everything: Online Libel and Evolving Standards of Liability

    Context Shouldn’t be Everything: Online Libel and Evolving Standards of Liability
    RonNell Anderson Jones & Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, Of Reasonable Readers and Unreasonable Speakers: Libel Law in a Networked World, Va. J. Soc. Pol'y & L. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Ann BartowThough it can be uplifting…
  • May 3

    Bringing Values Back

    Bringing Values Back
    Cecilia Klingele, The Promises and Perils of Evidence-Based Corrections, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. 101 (2015).Mary FanTo build coalitions on controversial issues where worldviews collide, you have to search for common or at least less…
Rank this Week: 835

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • May 2

    Should California Recover More Energy From Municipal Solid Waste?

    Should California Recover More Energy From Municipal Solid Waste?
    Every year, Californians send about 30 million tons of trash to landfills. While the state’s residents do their part to reduce, reuse and recycle, that’s still a whole lot of garbage. It’s not only a land use issue,…
  • May 2

    The Misleading Argument Against Delegation

    The Misleading Argument Against Delegation
    It’s commonplace to say that agencies engage in lawmaking when they issue rules. Conservatives denounce this as a violation of the constitutional scheme; liberals celebrate it as an instrument of modern government.  Both sides…
  • Apr 25

    The Case for Farmed Fish

    The Case for Farmed Fish
    It’s time to take a second look at fish farms. Environmentalists, not to mention foodies, tend to turn up their noses at fish farms.  It’s true that badly managed fish farms can be a source of water pollution and other…
Rank this Week: 817

Boalt Bulletin Board

Boalt Bulletin Board

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

http://bbb.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • 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…
  • Feb 12

    ABA Competition for Best Essay on Professional Responsibility

    ABA Competition for Best Essay on Professional Responsibility
    $5,000 AWARD FOR BEST ESSAY THE 2016 ED MENDRZYCKI ESSAY CONTEST SPONSORED BY THE ABA STANDING COMMITTEE ON LAWYERS’ PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY AND LONG & LEVIT LLP FOR LAW STUDENTS AND YOUNG LAWYERS POSTMARK DEADLINE EXTENDED: MARCH 4,…
  • Feb 8

    Hastings Professor Needs Research Assistant

    Hastings Professor Needs Research Assistant
    Professor Roger C. Park, UC Hastings, needs a research assistant to work on a coursebook. The pay will be $25 per hour and the time commitment will be 5-10 hours per week until exam period starts. Most of the coordination of the work can be…
Rank this Week: 813

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: 812

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 9

    At Missouri, Humanities Professors Support a Communications Professor; at Yale, Science Professors Support a Sociology and Psychology Professor

    At Missouri, Humanities Professors Support a Communications Professor; at Yale, Science Professors Support a Sociology and Psychology Professor
    What induces professors to sign letters of support for their colleagues who are under attack? I was under public attack a few years back, and although few actual faculty members attacked me (the Chancellor being an exception, while chairing…
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