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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 26

    Siems on Comparative Legal Certainty

    Siems on Comparative Legal Certainty
    Mathias M. Siems (Durham University - Durham Law School; University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research) has posted Comparative Legal Certainty: Legal Families and Forms of Measurement (in Mark Fenwick, Mathias Siems and Stefan Wrbka…
  • Jul 26

    Fontana on the Geography of Campaign Finance Law

    Fontana on the Geography of Campaign Finance Law
    David Fontana (George Washington University Law School) has posted The Geography of Campaign Finance Law (Southern California Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 6, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Constitutional law is committed to a principle of…
  • Jul 26

    Parlow on Zoning for Health

    Parlow on Zoning for Health
    Matthew J. Parlow (Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law) has posted Healthy Zoning (Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 44, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article explores local governments’ foray into the area of…
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 26

    Breaking News: Trump Bans Transgender People From Military Service

    Breaking News: Trump Bans Transgender People From Military Service
    In an effort to show his conservative base that he has not lost his way, on Wednesday President Trump announced that he is banning all transgender individuals from military service. President Trump hid behind the medical expenses that the…
  • Jul 25

    Health Care, Racial Justice and Human Right

    Health Care, Racial Justice and Human Right
    When the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion was on the line in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights filed an amicus brief that connected the dots between health care…
  • Jul 24

    Human Rights Housing Advocates Cheer!

    Human Rights Housing Advocates Cheer!
    Last week, New York City's mayor DeBlasio signed a bill ensuring that low income tenants facing eviction will have counsel appointed. The legislation is the first in the country to mandate and fund appointed counsel for housing court eviction…
Rank this Week: 3794

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 24

    Joint TE/GE Council Meeting

    Joint TE/GE Council Meeting
    The date for the Joint TE/GE Council Meeting has been announced. The TE/GE Councils were formed to maintain lines of communication between practitioners and the IRS TE/GE Division (and related areas) to: open and maintain lines of…
  • Jul 24

    Distributive Justice and Donative Intent

    Distributive Justice and Donative Intent
    Professor Alexander A. Bon-Saenz has posted his forthcoming article, Distributive Justice and Donative Intent, UCLA Law Review (forthcoming), on SSRN. The following is the abstract for his paper: The inheritance system is beset by formalism.…
  • Jun 29

    The Use of Nonprofits as Political Organizations: AALS Call for Paper

    The Use of Nonprofits as Political Organizations: AALS Call for Paper
    The Nonprofit Law Section of the AALS has extended the deadline to July 15 for its call for papers for the 2018 annual meeting in sunny San Diego. Here are the details: The Section on Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law, in...
Rank this Week: 212

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 19

    An Explanation for the Low Bankruptcy Rates: Debt

    An Explanation for the Low Bankruptcy Rates: Debt
    Yesterday, I noted the U.S. bankruptcy filing rate of 2.38 per 1,000 persons is at historic lows. The next question is always why. In this post, I am going to try to walk through an explanation in four graphs. The...
  • Jul 18

    Bankruptcy Filings Holding Steady for the First Half of 2017

    Bankruptcy Filings Holding Steady for the First Half of 2017
    Using data from Epiq Systems, we appear to be on track for 774,000 bankruptcy filings for the 2017 calendar year. That would basically be the same rate of filings as in 2016 when total filings were just under 772,000. This...
  • Jul 18

    Eleven Year

    Eleven Year
    The number eleven has a lot of significance in the bankruptcy world. The Bankruptcy Code is, of course, title 11 of the United States Code. There is chapter 11. And, within chapter 11, one can make the eleven-eleven election under...
Rank this Week: 77

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/
Rank this Week: 17

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: 63