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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 26

    Berry on "Just Mercy" by Stevenson

    Berry on "Just Mercy" by Stevenson
    William W. Berry III (University of Mississippi School of Law) has posted Implementing Just Mercy (Texas Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:This book review essay explores the connection between Bryan Stevenson's recent…
  • May 26

    Albert on the Difficulty of Constitutional Amendment in Canada

    Albert on the Difficulty of Constitutional Amendment in Canada
    Richard Albert (Boston College - Law School) has posted The Difficulty of Constitutional Amendment in Canada (Alberta Law Review, Vol. 39 (2015), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Scholars of comparative constitutional law would…
  • May 26

    Follesdal on Machiavelli & International Law

    Follesdal on Machiavelli & International Law
    Andreas Follesdal (Pluricourts) has posted Machiavelli at 500: From Cynic to Vigilant Supporter of International Law (Ratio Juris Volume 28 no. 2, 2015: 242-51) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Machiavelli’s 500 year old treatise The Prince…
Rank this Week: 47

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 26

    Family Film Blogging: Pitch Perfect 2

    Family Film Blogging: Pitch Perfect 2
    So, the Pitch Perfect series is not fun for the entire family (I learned this the hard way when my...
  • May 26

    A Chastened Post-Newman USAO Isn't Yet Embracing Mercy

    A Chastened Post-Newman USAO Isn't Yet Embracing Mercy
    We rarely get to point to a story in the New York Post, but I've always enjoyed its business coverage....
  • May 22

    SEC Villians Of The Week?

    SEC Villians Of The Week?
    The SEC announced an indictment against a financial advisor that got a bunch of public Georgia pension funds to invest...
Rank this Week: 211

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: 215

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/
  • May 23

    Nortel: More Universalist Than Not

    Nortel: More Universalist Than Not
    The Canadian and US courts have now ruled in the Nortel case. (Disclosure: I served as an expert for the UK pension interests in the case.) The case was already incredibly important because of an agreement among the parties to...
  • May 18

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion
    In case you haven't seen it, the SCOTUS issued its unanimous opinion in Harris today, holding that postpetition wages held by the Chapter 13 trustee at the time a case is converted to Chapter 7 must be returned to the...
  • May 18

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case
    Now up on Dealb%k.
Rank this Week: 373

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 26

    Return on Portfolios: A Concern for Donors Today?

    Return on Portfolios: A Concern for Donors Today?
    I have blogged often about the rise of a donor base that demands results from the nonprofits. My theory is that an efficient charitable market, where investment ends up in the hands of those charities that will put it to...
  • May 26

    Waterhouse-Wilson on LLC's and the Excess Business Holdings Tax

    Waterhouse-Wilson on LLC's and the Excess Business Holdings Tax
    Elaine Waterhouse-Wilson's recent article deals with the excess business holdings tax (IRC 4943) as it relates to ownerships in LLC's. Here is the abstract: How much should charity and business intersect? Recent trends point toward a growing…
  • May 26

    The Russian NGO Law and "the logs in our own eyes"

    The Russian NGO Law and "the logs in our own eyes"
    Accepted wisdom, lore, or legend has it that LBJ, in the dead of night when nobody was paying attention, inserted the prohibition against campaign intervention because he was running for Senatorial reelection and he wanted to shut down…
Rank this Week: 1530

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: 1411

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 26

    On Language: Humanizing Those Who Are Incarcerated

    On Language: Humanizing Those Who Are Incarcerated
    Many years ago I read Miller and Swift's Words and Women (1976). The book demonstrated how language has been used to separate women from men in a way that assigns women to a lesser position. The authors brought to my...
  • May 25

    The Criminalization of Youth, Part II

    The Criminalization of Youth, Part II
    Editor's Note: Continuing their report on the U.N. Human Rights Committee's review of the United States' treatment of juveniles, Prof. Soohoo and students Tawakalitu Amusa and Chelsea Guffy address sepcific concerns and the grades assigned by…
  • May 22

    One Year After the U.N. Slammed the U.S. on the Criminalization of Youth, How Are We Doing?

    One Year After the U.N. Slammed the U.S. on the Criminalization of Youth, How Are We Doing?
    by: Cynthia Soohoo, Tawakalitu Amusa and Chelsea Guffy Editor's note: This post, by Prof. Soohoo and students Amusa and Guffy, is part one of an assessment of the United States regarding treatment of juveniles. Part two will address specific…
Rank this Week: 2369