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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/
  • May 3

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Formalism and Instrumentalism

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Formalism and Instrumentalism
    Introduction American law students learn about formalism and instrumentalism early on—although those particular terms may not be introduced explicitly in classroom discussion. Many law students hunger for “black letter law": they are…
  • May 2

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Ideas with Consequences" by Hollis-Brusky

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Ideas with Consequences" by Hollis-Brusky
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution by Amanda Hollis-Brusky. Here is a description: There are few intellectual movements in modern American political…
  • May 2

    Download of the Week: "The Constitutional Duty to Supervise" by Metzger

    Download of the Week: "The Constitutional Duty to Supervise" by Metzger
    The Download of the Week is The Constitutional Duty to Supervise by Gillian E. Metzger. Here is the abstract: The IRS targets Tea Party organizations’ applications for nonprofit tax-exempt status for special scrutiny. Newly opened online…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • May 1

    Call for Papers: AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skill

    Call for Papers: AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skill
    Transactional Lawyering and Contractual Innovation 2016 AALS Annual Meeting New York, NY In a world of dramatic economic, technological and...
  • Apr 29

    NFL: tax exempt no more!

    NFL: tax exempt no more!
    The NFL is a nonprofit corporation. That should be no surprise when you stop to think about it. Many--indeed, most--trade...
  • Apr 28

    Psychology Journal Forbids Significance Testing

    Psychology Journal Forbids Significance Testing
    The member of the Zaring family who studies such matters passes along this editorial, which yes, indeed, "prior to publication,...
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Apr 27

    A World Without Harvey

    A World Without Harvey
    Here's an early obit. It's hard for me to imagine a chapter 11 world without Harvey Miller. Although the adjective is over-used, I think it would be difficult to argue the man was not transformative to bankruptcy law. He was...
  • Apr 21

    "Quicken" the Development of the Law

    "Quicken" the Development of the Law
    Over the last few years, the US Department of Justice has reached settlements with nearly every major lender with regard to the lending procedures for FHA (Federal Housing Administration) loans. The legal basis for the settlements were…
  • Apr 21

    Thanks for the chance to post.

    Thanks for the chance to post.
    Thanks to the folks who run Credit Slips for the opportunity to post. I hope to be back in a few months with musings about the following: Since the CFPB has very limited authority over auto finance, and since securitization...
Rank this Week: 219

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: 315

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/
  • May 1

    Tribute to Peter Dobkin Hall from Evelyn Brody

    Tribute to Peter Dobkin Hall from Evelyn Brody
    Evelyn Brody (Chicago-Kent) provided the following tribute to Peter Dobkin Hall (Harvard Hauser Institute for Civil Society), who died yesterday. Today, the academy lost a leading scholar of the history of the nonprofit sector – as judged…
  • May 1

    Recent Articles on Nonprofits Law and Policy

    Recent Articles on Nonprofits Law and Policy
    The season for introducing recent scholarship to the world is upon us, and scholars of nonprofits law have been busily posting their work to SSRN. This blog entry features abstracts of SSRN postings to the Nonprofit & Philanthropy Law…
  • Apr 30

    College Fraternities and Sororities Lobby for Indirect Tax Benefit

    College Fraternities and Sororities Lobby for Indirect Tax Benefit
    The Washington Post reports that the Fraternal Government Relations Coalition, which represents 100 fraternities and sororities collectively owning $3.2 billion in real estate, “is lobbying Congress this week to urge legislators to pass a…
Rank this Week: 520

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: 1929

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/
  • May 1

    Good Practices on Human Rights and the Environment

    Good Practices on Human Rights and the Environment
    Professor John H. Knox, law professor at Wake Forest and the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, has posted his recent report on the issue of Human Rights Obligations Relating to the Enjoyment of a Safe, Clean,...
  • Apr 30

    Annual Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers' Network Symposium

    Annual Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers' Network Symposium
    The Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute is happy to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers' Network Annual Human Rights in the US Symposium/CLE. This year's program, entitled "Engaging…
  • Apr 30

    Annual US Human Rights Network Symposium

    Annual US Human Rights Network Symposium
    The Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute is happy to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers' Network Annual Human Rights in the US Symposium/CLE. This year's program, entitled "Engaging…
Rank this Week: 3057