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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/
  • Dec 27

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Happiness and the Law" by Bronsteen, Buccafusco, & Masur

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Happiness and the Law" by Bronsteen, Buccafusco, & Masur
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Happiness and the Law by John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco, and Jonathan S. Masur. Here is a description:Happiness and the law. At first glance, these two concepts seem to have little to do with each…
  • Dec 27

    Download of the Week: "Constitutional Interpretation in Law-Making: China's Invisible Constitutional Enforcement Mechanism" by Ginsburg

    Download of the Week: "Constitutional Interpretation in Law-Making: China's Invisible Constitutional Enforcement Mechanism" by Ginsburg
    The Download of the Week is Constitutional Interpretation in Law-Making: China's Invisible Constitutional Enforcement Mechanism by Tom Ginsburg. Here is the abstract: It is conventional wisdom that China’s Constitution is unenforceable, and…
  • Dec 26

    Stearns on Constitutional Law & Social Choice

    Stearns on Constitutional Law & Social Choice
    Maxwell L. Stearns (University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law) has posted Constitutional Law in Social Choice Perspective (62 Public Choice (2015)) on the Internet. Here is the abstract: Constitutional scholars do not typically…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Dec 23

    CFP: Law and Entrepreneurship Association

    CFP: Law and Entrepreneurship Association
    March 21, 2015 University of Georgia School of Law, Athens GA The ninth annual meeting of the Law and Entrepreneurship...
  • Dec 17

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen
    The Times reports: The billionaire investor, who managed to fend off a criminal insider trading investigation of himself, if not...
  • Dec 16

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?
    So, readers here know that I go to the movies a lot. A lot. I really like movies, and movies...
Rank this Week: 134

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: 252

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/
  • Dec 27

    Foreclosure News: Who Gets to Decide Whether a State is a Judicial Foreclosure State or a Non-Judicial Foreclosure State, Legislatures or the Mortgage Industry?

    Foreclosure News: Who Gets to Decide Whether a State is a Judicial Foreclosure State or a Non-Judicial Foreclosure State, Legislatures or the Mortgage Industry?
    Apparently some mortgage lenders feel they can make this change unilaterally. Big changes are afoot in the process of granting a home mortgage, which could have a significant impact on a homeowner’s ability to fight foreclosure. In many…
  • Dec 22

    Daaaaaaa-rryl...

    Daaaaaaa-rryl...
    We're talking softball, from Maine to San Diego... We're talking Homer, Ozzie and the Straw... The IRS is auctioning off a deferred annuity the Mets owe to Darryl Strawberry (yup, the Mets are still paying for Darryl). What does this...
  • Dec 22

    Mortgage Servicer Privity with Borrower

    Mortgage Servicer Privity with Borrower
    A lot of the mortgage servicing litigation over the past seven years has faltered on standing issues. Does the borrower have standing to sue the servicer? This has been a problem for RESPA and HAMP suits, where there are questions...
Rank this Week: 300

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/
  • Dec 22

    Register v. The Nature Conservancy—$1 Million Donation Constituted a Restricted Charitable Gift

    Register v. The Nature Conservancy—$1 Million Donation Constituted a Restricted Charitable Gift
    In Register v. The Nature Conservancy, 2014 WL 6909042, Civil Action No. 5:13–77–DCR (Dec. 9, 2014), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky held that Mr. Layton Register’s $1 million donation to The Nature…
  • Dec 19

    On the Road to Nonprofit Collaboration

    On the Road to Nonprofit Collaboration
    Nonprofits today are turning to creative collaboration to accomplish their goals. For-profits have long utilized various forms of collaboration to capture market share. With a foray into collaboration, nonprofits now must determine the extent…
  • Dec 17

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit
    As nonprofits and for-profits increasingly compete in the same fields, several legal issues are emerging. Two of the main issues are the following: (1) UBIT and (2) for-profit attempts to limit the market nonprofits can attract. Nonprofit…
Rank this Week: 1130

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/
  • Dec 26

    More Good News for Exoneree

    More Good News for Exoneree
    The University of Michigan Law School maintains a registry of the exonerated. According to the registry, nearly one hundred individuals were exonerated this year. With the assistance of innocence projects, law school clinics and other pro…
  • Dec 25

    A New Human Rights City: Good News from Jackson, Mississippi

    A New Human Rights City: Good News from Jackson, Mississippi
    What's the good news?: On December 16, 2014, the Jackson, Mississippi City Council unanimously passed a resolution to create a Human Rights Charter and Commission that will support Jackson becoming the first Human Rights City in the historic…
  • Dec 24

    Good News Post

    Good News Post
    We hope that our co-editors and readers are enjoying the start of winter break. For most, the holiday season means at least a few days off from our work. As much as we love what we do, time off from...
Rank this Week: 2255

Sexual Orientation and the Law…

Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog

By Professors Sara R. Benson and William B. Turner.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/lgbtlaw/
  • Jan 28

    About Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog

    About Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog
    The Law Professor Blogs Network has ceased publication of this blog.
  • Oct 25

    Feminist Legal Theory

    Feminist Legal Theory
    Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, June 5-8, 2011 Invitation and Call for Papers Dear friends and colleagues, As many of you know, the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research…
  • Jun 29

    Obama and same-sex marriage: the lawyerly straddle continue

    Obama and same-sex marriage: the lawyerly straddle continue
    Republished from the University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog. President Obama's remarks last week to a gay/lesbian fundraising event must have disappointed his supporters who have grown tired of straddling and rhetorical games on the…
Rank this Week: 2069