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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 24

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Hohfeld

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Hohfeld
    Introduction You need to know Hohfeld! Why? Because W.N. Hohfeld’s typology of rights from his book Fundamental Legal Conceptions is fundamental. And useful! Law students encounter the idea of right (moral or legal) early and often. But…
  • Jul 23

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Popular Sovereignty in Early Modern Constitutional Thought" by Lee

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Popular Sovereignty in Early Modern Constitutional Thought" by Lee
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Popular Sovereignty in Early Modern Constitutional Thought on SSRN. Here is a description: Popular sovereignty - the doctrine that the public powers of state originate in a concessive grant of power from…
  • Jul 23

    Download of the Week: "Reciprocal Legitimation in the Federal Courts System" by Siegel

    Download of the Week: "Reciprocal Legitimation in the Federal Courts System" by Siegel
    The Download of the Week is Reciprocal Legitimation in the Federal Courts System: Racial Segregation, Reapportionment, and Obergefell Appendix A by Neil Siegel. Here is the abstract: Much scholarship in law and political science has long…
Rank this Week: 10

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 24

    Exceptionalism and American Ideals: What We Could Lose

    Exceptionalism and American Ideals: What We Could Lose
    In a weekend op-ed piece in the NY Times, Professor Mary Dudziak of Emory University offered a nuanced -- and bleak -- view of Republic nominee Trump's stance in the debate over American exceptionalism. As she points out, US exceptionalism...
  • Jul 21

    Discrimination Against Women in the U.S.: Implementing Recommendations from the UN Working Group

    Discrimination Against Women in the U.S.: Implementing Recommendations from the UN Working Group
    Risa E. Kaufman, Executive Director, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, and Lecturer-in-Law Despite the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote women’s rights and gender equality, women in the United States are…
  • Jul 20

    Are We Lost People?

    Are We Lost People?
    Spiritually empty, our dissatisfaction with ourselves and our lives is playing out in national politics. I am not alone in finding several aspects of the current politics of disrespect astounding. One is the lack of courage within mainstream…
Rank this Week: 4167

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 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...
  • Jul 20

    UGA Law is Hiring in Business!

    UGA Law is Hiring in Business!
    Readers, the University of Georgia is a terrific institution, and Athens is a lovely place to live. Interested in being...
  • Jul 19

    Wharton Is Hiring In Business Ethic

    Wharton Is Hiring In Business Ethic
    The announcement is below, do tell your friends, and we welcome applications from JDs. The Wharton School of the University...
Rank this Week: 19

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 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...
  • Jul 15

    GM & Ignition Switche

    GM & Ignition Switche
    My take on the Second Circuit's opinion – which Levitin has also written about (and I agree with him that the used car analysis is a bit "off") – is over on Dealb%k. In short, I think that GM mostly...
  • Jul 14

    Thoughts on the GM Ignition Switch Opinion

    Thoughts on the GM Ignition Switch Opinion
    The Second Circuit handed down its much-anticipated decision on the GM successor liability claims. Bottom line is that most, if not all, of the various claims against New GM are not barred by the Sale Order because of lack of...
Rank this Week: 76

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 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…
  • Jun 29

    Dept of Labor: Volunteers who Provide a Benefit to Organization Are Employees, Must Be Paid Minimum Wage

    Dept of Labor: Volunteers who Provide a Benefit to Organization Are Employees, Must Be Paid Minimum Wage
    A church encourages its parishioners to volunteer for a fundraiser. More than 100 individuals heed the call and volunteer their time: some a few hours, some much more. The Department of Labor then sues for violations of federal labor law...
Rank this Week: 217

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: 64