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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/
  • Mar 31

    O'Neill on Individualism, Communitarianism, and the United State

    O'Neill on Individualism, Communitarianism, and the United State
    Timothy P. O'Neill (John Marshall Law School) has posted America the Eusocial (49 New England Law Review On Remand 71 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: E.J. Dionne in his book "Our Divided Political Heart" argues that the…
  • Mar 31

    Frye on Eldred v. Ashcroft & the Supreme Court's Recent Rational Basis Case

    Frye on Eldred v. Ashcroft & the Supreme Court's Recent Rational Basis Case
    Brian L. Frye (University of Kentucky - College of Law) has posted Eldred & the New Rationality on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Historically, the rational basis test has been a constitutional rubber stamp. In Eldred v. Ashcroft and…
  • Mar 31

    Resta on Comparative Law & Dignity

    Resta on Comparative Law & Dignity
    Giorgio Resta (Università degli Studi di Bari, Law Faculty) has posted The Law of Human Dignity (Brief, p. 17, February 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: How is the principle of human dignity apprehended by the law? What are...
Rank this Week: 191

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: 174

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/
  • Mar 31

    Budgeting and Participation: A Recipe for Change?

    Budgeting and Participation: A Recipe for Change?
    By JoAnn Kamuf Ward Follow the Money. It’s no secret that an important way to assess someone's priorities is to look at how they allocate their resources. This is true for individuals, but it applies to governments too. Many lawyers...
  • Mar 30

    Nuns' Path to Private Prison Human Rights Reform: Own The Prison

    Nuns' Path to Private Prison Human Rights Reform: Own The Prison
    While students at Columbia University hold demonstrations encouraging the school to divest ownership shares in private prisons, an order of nuns has devised a different solution for ensuring prisoner human rights. The Sisters of Mercy of the…
  • Mar 27

    Solitary Confinement and Human Rights: Resources and Recent Development

    Solitary Confinement and Human Rights: Resources and Recent Development
    The current issue of the Canadian Journal of Human Rights is a special volume focused on solitary confinement and human rights. Articles in the interdisciplinary journal include prisoner writing and philosophy as well as comparative analyses…
Rank this Week: 2505

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/
  • Mar 30

    Should Nonprofits Stay Closer to the Red with Reserves?: A Blue Shield Inquiry

    Should Nonprofits Stay Closer to the Red with Reserves?: A Blue Shield Inquiry
    As seen in a recent post here, the California Franchise Tax Board did not cite a reason for revoking Blue Shield’s state tax exemption. Many have speculated that its unusually large reserves and attendant issues were the main causes.…
  • Mar 29

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s problems seem to be getting bigger by the second. Most recently, an investigation into the events has discovered that the racist chant the chapter at the University of Oklahoma was caught singing was allegedly taught…
  • Mar 29

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision
    According to an article in The LA Times, Blue Shield of California, the state’s third-largest health insurer, lost its state tax-exempt status—a benefit it has enjoyed since 1939. According to the article, Blue Shield California has…
Rank this Week: 1013

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/
  • Mar 30

    Ukraine's Russian Problem, Part 2

    Ukraine's Russian Problem, Part 2
    Ukraine is telling investors it must trim external debt by $15.3 billion. Its bonds have CACs but no aggregation, and a 50% vote is needed to bind holdouts. (Modification requires a quorum of at least 2/3 in aggregate principal amount;...
  • Mar 28

    Foreclosure Crisis Update

    Foreclosure Crisis Update
    Is the foreclosure crisis over? Yes and no. Since 2007, about six million homes have been sold at foreclosure sales (Foreclosures Public Data Summary Jan 2015). Today, about one million homes are still somewhere in the foreclosure process.…
  • Mar 27

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government
    The government is a major player in the marketplace as a buyer of goods and services, but legal scholars seldom pay attention to the law governing federal acquisitions. As it turns out this nearly completely ignored branch of contract law...
Rank this Week: 2359

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: 2465

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: 1461