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In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 7

    California’s top court to decide whether planned speed-up in executions is legal

    California’s top court to decide whether planned speed-up in executions is legal
    Elisabeth Semel quoted by Los Angeles Times, Jan. 8, 2017 “The court can only handle a certain number of these cases a year,” Semel said. At the pace envisioned by Proposition 66, the court would have little time to decide civil…
  • Jan 6

    Berkeley dispensary off the hook after 3 years in litigation

    Berkeley dispensary off the hook after 3 years in litigation
    Robert Berring quoted by Northern California Record, Jan. 7, 2017 “I would say that this deal is a signal that things are going to get better,” Berring said in The Daily Californian interview.
  • Jan 6

    Prominent prisoners’ supporters pin pardon hopes on Obama

    Prominent prisoners’ supporters pin pardon hopes on Obama
    Jesse Choper quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 7, 2017 “If they put people in jail for that, they wouldn’t have any room in the jails,” said Jesse Choper, a UC Berkeley law professor who supports Siegelman’s…
Rank this Week: 28

Boalt Bulletin Board

Boalt Bulletin Board

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

http://bbb.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 17

    Public Health Course 214: Eat.Think.Design.

    Public Health Course 214: Eat.Think.Design.
    This course is accepting Law students: Eat.Think.Design. is the only course in the country that teaches systematic innovation and human-centered design in a public health context. Student teams work on design projects for real clients at the…
  • Jan 11

    Public Health Course Open to Law Student

    Public Health Course Open to Law Student
    US Food and Drug Administration, Drug Development, Public Health and Health Policy PB HLTH 236**CN#32627**2 Units**Spring Semester**Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM** Instructors: Veronica Miller PhD; Jur Strobos MD JD [veronicam@berkeley.edu] SYNOPSIS…
  • Dec 5

    University College Dublin Law Review Seeks Submission

    University College Dublin Law Review Seeks Submission
    THE UCD LAW REVIEW IS CURRENTLY SEEKING SUBMISSIONS The deadline for submission to Volume 17 is the 24 March 2017 The UCD Law Review is Ireland’s leading student-run legal journal. The Review is published on an annual basis, with…
Rank this Week: 147

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/
  • Jan 12

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan
    The President-Elect and his lawyers at Morgan Lewis have released a plan that purports to address the conflicts of interest arising out of his various business ventures (hereinafter “the Plan”). Although I believe that the Plan…
  • Nov 30

    On Trump and Divestment

    On Trump and Divestment
    I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While Trump may sincerely believe that the conflicts of interests posed by his sprawling business…
  • Nov 28

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"
    Last this week, Professor Amy Salyzyn published a Jotwell review of my recent essay, The Commercialization of Legal Ethics. I’m grateful that she read it, and I hope her review encourages you to read it as well. She says:…
Rank this Week: 309

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…
Rank this Week: 641

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 17

    The Owls in the Vineyard

    The Owls in the Vineyard
    At night, you can hear the hooting of owls in the vineyard.   The owners have deployed owls and falcons to control the pests that threaten the Kendall Jackson vineyards due to milder winters.  But birds of prey aren’t the…
  • Jan 13

    Bears Ears: A Monumental End to the Obama Era

    Bears Ears: A Monumental End to the Obama Era
    With one week left in his second term, President Obama’s “monumental” legacy is again at the forefront. Just yesterday, the President expanded, by proclamation, the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon and the…
  • Jan 12

    How Prop 13 Has Wrecked California

    How Prop 13 Has Wrecked California
    Prop 13 is supposedly the third rail of California politics. The 1978 ballot measure effectively froze property taxes in the state and ultimately ensured that any new tax increases require a 2/3 vote, whether in the legislature or among local…
Rank this Week: 4735

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/
  • Jan 17

    Rethinking Remedie

    Rethinking Remedie
    Nicholas Bagley, Remedial Restraint in Administrative Law, Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2017), available via SSRN.Kathryn WattsWe have all heard the saying that you “don’t need a sledgehammer to kill a gnat.” Yet, when…
  • Jan 16

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code
    Stephen A. Berrey, The Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi (2015).Anders WalkerIn The Jim Crow Routine, historian Stephen Berrey brings fresh eyes to the intricate set of legal rules…
  • Jan 13

    What the Sharing Economy and Environmental Law Have In Common

    What the Sharing Economy and Environmental Law Have In Common
    Kellen Zale, When Everything is Small: The Regulatory Challenge of Scale in the Sharing Economy, San Diego L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Eric BiberThere has been a lot of literature about the so-called “sharing”…
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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: 1253

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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