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In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 19

    Frank and Steven’s excellent corporate-raiding adventure

    Frank and Steven’s excellent corporate-raiding adventure
    Steven Davidoff Solomon co-writes for The Atlantic, May 2017 What did Bielli think about selling the company? … He said that the benefits of being public outweighed the costs.. … The fact is … Bielli is probably right.…
  • Apr 15

    How a tax plan unites progressives, the Koch brothers and Walmart

    How a tax plan unites progressives, the Koch brothers and Walmart
    Alan Auerbach quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 15, 2017 Alan Auerbach … dismissed the $1,700 increase as “silly” and “outside the range” of economic projections of what the tax might do. ……
  • Apr 15

    Arkansas execution plan major test for drug secrecy measure

    Arkansas execution plan major test for drug secrecy measure
    Megan McCracken quoted by The Washington Post, April 15, 2017 “These secrecy statutes are extremely effective at preventing challenges to execution procedures,” said Megan McCracken, an attorney at the University of California at…
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • Apr 21

    Make America Troll Again

    Make America Troll Again
    Whitney Phillips, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture (2016).James GrimmelmannThere is a theory that Donald Trump does not exist, and that the fictional character of…
  • Apr 20

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined
    Oren Perez, The Green Economy Paradox: A Critical Inquiry into Sustainability Indexes, 17 Minn. J. L. Sci. & Tech 153 (2016).Robert RosenStudents of organizations know that numbers can drive action and uncounted outcomes can get lost…
  • Apr 19

    Choosing How We Make Choice

    Choosing How We Make Choice
    Cass R. Sustein, The Ethics of Influence: Government in the Age of Behavioral Science (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016).Aditi BagchiCass Sunstein’s thoughts about the ethics of regulation are of more than theoretical interest. He…
Rank this Week: 199

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 21

    California Gov. Brown on Climate Effort

    California Gov. Brown on Climate Effort
    Yesterday’s session at the annual Navigating American Carbon World conference was a bit of a California lovefest, with relief and gratitude spilling over for the state’s leadership on climate policy.  The crowd was…
  • Apr 20

    And Here’s to You, Justice Werdegar

    And Here’s to You, Justice Werdegar
    The California Supreme Court recently announced that Justice Kathryn Werdegar will retire this August, after serving for 23 years on California’s highest Court.  Justice Werdegar is the longest-serving member of the…
  • Apr 20

    California’s Courageous Plan For Transportation Infrastructure Repair

    California’s Courageous Plan For Transportation Infrastructure Repair
    Two weeks ago the California legislature did what many have been hoping for at the national level: pass an infrastructure bill. The issue was the state’s nearly $60 billion backlog in deferred maintenance for our transportation…
Rank this Week: 562

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 17

    SCOTUS and the Code of Judicial Conduct

    SCOTUS and the Code of Judicial Conduct
    I have an oped on CNN.com explaining why SCOTUS should adopt a Code of Judicial Conduct. Here is the gist: While Supreme Court justices obviously face the same quandaries and dilemmas as all other judges, they alone have no set...
  • Apr 9

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting
    The AALS Section on Professional Responsibility invites papers for its program “Professional Responsibility 2018 Works in Progress Workshop” at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego. Two papers will be selected from those…
  • Mar 28

    Judges, Courthouses, and C-SPAN

    Judges, Courthouses, and C-SPAN
    The Virginia Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission (JIRC) has filed a complaint against two retired judges alleging that they violated the state’s judicial ethics code by campaigning against a referendum to relocate the Augusta County…
Rank this Week: 857

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: 804

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…
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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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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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