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Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 29

    Jiang on Contracting Around Fraud

    Jiang on Contracting Around Fraud
    Hao Jiang (Tulane Law School) has posted Freedom to Mislead on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the past 15 years, Delaware courts seem to have created a rule that allowed sophisticated parties to contract around fraud by using an...
  • Jul 29

    Svantesson on "Data Exceptionalism" by Wood

    Svantesson on "Data Exceptionalism" by Wood
    Dan Svantesson (Bond University - School of Law) has posted Against ‘Against Data Exceptionalism’ on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The April 2016 issue of the Stanford Law Review (Volume 68, Issue 4) contains an interesting article by…
  • Jul 29

    Adams on Popular Culture & Legal Pluralism

    Adams on Popular Culture & Legal Pluralism
    Wendy A. Adams (McGill University - Faculty of Law) has posted Popular Culture and Legal Pluralism: Narrative as Law (Adams, Wendy A. Popular Culture and Legal Pluralism: Narrative as Law. Routledge, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 32

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 157

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Jul 29

    Corporate Law At Tennessee Law

    Corporate Law At Tennessee Law
    They are looking, and the announcement is after the jump. POSITION NOTICE FACULTY POSITIONS The University of Tennessee College of...
  • Jul 25

    Legal Obligation in International Law and International Finance

    Legal Obligation in International Law and International Finance
    I've been writing some about international financial regulation this year. Here's my take on what IFR tells us about international...
  • Jul 21

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!
    Glom emeritus, friend, and tax guru Vic Fleischer is headed for Capitol Hill to become become co-chief tax counsel for...
Rank this Week: 186

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 29

    Remembering Alan Resnick

    Remembering Alan Resnick
    One of the hardest things about teaching, whether in an informal setting or in a classroom, is telling someone that they are . . . ahem, WRONG. Or at least not right. Or could use improvement. Or there is an...
  • Jul 26

    Payday Lending Regulation: The Substitution Effect?

    Payday Lending Regulation: The Substitution Effect?
    A common argument made against regulating small dollar credit products like payday loans is that regulation does nothing to address demand for credit, so consumers will simply substitute their consumption from payday loans to other products:…
  • Jul 18

    The Big 1-0

    The Big 1-0
    Today is the tenth anniversary of the launch of Credit Slips. We started the blog in the middle of a big research project as an exercise in team building We also thought the blog might be a place where we...
Rank this Week: 272

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Jul 28

    It Took Only 240 Years.

    It Took Only 240 Years.
    Enough said!
  • Jul 27

    The Democratic Party Platform and US Human Right

    The Democratic Party Platform and US Human Right
    "Women's rights are human rights," Hillary Clinton famously declared at the 1995 Beijing World Conference on Women. More than twenty years later, the Democratic Party Platform adopted earlier this week follows through on this proposition.…
  • Jul 26

    RNC - LBGTQ - And Human Rights for Sexual Minoritie

    RNC - LBGTQ - And Human Rights for Sexual Minoritie
    by Jeremiah Ho When I watch the news in this current election cycle and see reports that the RNC platform includes condemnation of marriage equality successes along with sentiments bolstering traditional marriage, I observe that the RNC seeks…
Rank this Week: 1013

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Jul 28

    501(c)(3) Organizations & the Ban on "Intervening" with Political Campaign

    501(c)(3) Organizations & the Ban on "Intervening" with Political Campaign
    A recent post by Benjamin Leff on The Surly Subgroup highlights the 50+ year ban on 501(c)(3) organizations (here, specifically churches) “intervening” in a campaign for public office. Arguments for and against the ban range from an…
  • Jul 7

    Town and Tech in San Francisco

    Town and Tech in San Francisco
    The Guardian reports that under a proposal in San Francisco: “large tech employers in the city, potentially including Google, Twitter, Uber, Airbnb and Salesforce, would be required to pay a 1.5% payroll tax. The estimated $120m in annual…
  • Jul 7

    Public Trust in UK Charities at All Time Low

    Public Trust in UK Charities at All Time Low
    The Nonprofit Times Reports that trust in charities in the UK has fallen to its lowest level, declining 10% over the past two years. The article cites concerns about aggressive fundraising practices, charities more concerned in sustaining…
Rank this Week: 1213