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PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • May 22

    Fourth Circuit Highlights Circuit Spit on Legal Standard for Retaliation Claims in Employment Case

    Fourth Circuit Highlights Circuit Spit on Legal Standard for Retaliation Claims in Employment Case
    In Foster v. Univ. of Md.-E. Shore, No. 14-1073 (4th Cir. May 21, 2015), the Fourth Circuit identified a circuit split on the applicability of the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting paradigm for cases alleging Title VII retaliatory action in…
  • May 21

    Class certifcation in Alabama SSM litigation

    Class certifcation in Alabama SSM litigation
    Judge Callie Granade of the Southern District of Alabama took a giant step towards establishing marriage equality throughout Alabama. Judge Granade finally granted the motion for class certification in Strawser. She certified a plaintiff…
  • May 21

    Part 2: Rule 23 and the Class Action – To Amend or Not to Amend?

    Part 2: Rule 23 and the Class Action – To Amend or Not to Amend?
    As I posted last week, the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is taking up Rule 23—the class action rule. I summarized three of the class action subcommittee’s conceptual sketches last week. Today, I will cover the…
Rank this Week: 31

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 22

    Can a Law School Get Too Small?

    Can a Law School Get Too Small?
    One of the advantages of the ongoing law school crisis is that student body sizes have decreased at many if not most U.S. law schools. This is advantageous for students’ job prospects (as difficult as they continue to be) and,...
  • May 22

    The Making of a Lawyer, 1878 Version

    The Making of a Lawyer, 1878 Version
    With law school graduation season winding down and bar review about to start up, it seemed an appropriate time to think a bit about the making of lawyers. Recently I was sent an unpublished autobiography of Volney Howard, who practiced...
  • May 20

    Call for Papers: AALS Labor Relations and Employment Law Section

    Call for Papers: AALS Labor Relations and Employment Law Section
    From an email message that I received earlier today: The Executive Committee of the AALS Labor Relations and Employment Law Section is seeking abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York, NY. The section...
Rank this Week: 91

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 21

    Hersch: Should we care that women with "elite" education drop out of the workforce?

    Hersch: Should we care that women with "elite" education drop out of the workforce?
    "How Opting Out Among Women With Elite Education Contributes to Social Inequality" Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality 3(2), Spring 2015, 192-215 Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 15-11 JONI HERSCH, Vanderbilt…
  • May 18

    Biker Merger Economics.

    Biker Merger Economics.
    What happened in Waco? Several biker gangs met at a large bar. A fight started in the bathroom, and despite the presence of 12 policeman, it became general and 9 people ended up killed. My question: Why were so many...
  • May 18

    Like Spider-Man, Today's Big Federalism Decision Arrived in Disguise

    Like Spider-Man, Today's Big Federalism Decision Arrived in Disguise
    Probably there is nothing I can do to convince you, reader, that you should be interested in today’s decision in Maryland v. Wynne. Not only is it a tax case, but it is also a dormant commerce clause case, and...
Rank this Week: 4333

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 5081