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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/
  • Sep 14

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Second Best & Nonideal Theory

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Second Best & Nonideal Theory
    Introduction The post provides a very basic introduction to the idea of "second best." The term "second best" originated in a famous 1956 article by Lipsey and Lancaster (see bibliography), and it was originally used as a…
  • Sep 13

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850," edited by Ross & Benton

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850," edited by Ross & Benton
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850 edited by Richard J. Ross & Lauren Benton. Here is a description: Historians used to imagine empire as an imperial power extending total domination over its…
  • Sep 13

    Download of the Week: "Originalism and Constructive Interpretation" by Brink

    Download of the Week: "Originalism and Constructive Interpretation" by Brink
    The Download of the Week is Originalism and Constructive Interpretation by David O. Brink. Here is the abstract: This essay argues that a number of Dworkin’s sig nature jurisprudential claims -- including his criticism of Hart’s model of…
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • Sep 7

    Call For Papers - Symposium on The Centennial of the Estate Tax: Perspectives and Recommendation

    Call For Papers - Symposium on The Centennial of the Estate Tax: Perspectives and Recommendation
    The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and Boston College Law School are organizing the 6th Academic Symposium financially supported by the ACTEC Foundation. The symposium, The Centennial of the Estate Tax: Perspectives and…
  • Sep 3

    The March of the Benefit Corporation: Next Up, West Virginia (PART II)

    The March of the Benefit Corporation: Next Up, West Virginia (PART II)
    (Note: This is a cross-posted multiple part series from WVU Law Prof. Josh Fershee from the Business Law Prof Blog and Prof. Elaine Waterhouse Wilson from the Nonprofit Law Prof Blog, who combined forces to evaluate benefit corporations from…
  • Sep 3

    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly August 2014 Issue

    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly August 2014 Issue
    The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (actually bi-monthly) has published its August 2014 issue. Here is the table of contents: Articles Gordon Liu, Teck-Yong Eng, and Yasmin Kaur Sekhon, Managing Branding and Legitimacy: A Study of…
Rank this Week: 160

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: 230

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/
  • Sep 12

    After the Deal Summarized

    After the Deal Summarized
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and I have, as you may recall, been working on a Fannie and Freddie litigation paper -...
  • Sep 11

    Capital Adequacy New

    Capital Adequacy New
    The Basel Committee is doing a lot of Basel III capital accord implementation this week. Page 10 of this report...
  • Sep 9

    CFP: AALS Business Associations Section

    CFP: AALS Business Associations Section
    The Future of the Corporate Board AALS Annual Meeting, January 4, 2015 The AALS Section on Business Associations is pleased...
Rank this Week: 484

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/
  • Sep 12

    Settling Detroit: Remembering General Unsecured Creditor

    Settling Detroit: Remembering General Unsecured Creditor
    The trial on the City of Detroit's restructuring takes a hiatus while insurer Syncora and others try to finalize a settlement. The deal seems to be a hybrid of enhanced treatment for Syncora's class of claims in Detroit's plan (class...
  • Sep 10

    Apple Pay and the CFPB

    Apple Pay and the CFPB
    Apple Pay has been getting a lot of attention, and I hope to do a longer post on it, but for now let me highlight one possible issue that does not seem to have gotten any attention. I think Apple...
  • Sep 9

    Isis Wallet Mobile Payment

    Isis Wallet Mobile Payment
    One of the competitors in the Great Mobile Payments Race is changing its name. Isis Wallet, a mobile payments joint venture of AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile is changing its name to Softcard for fairly obvious reasons. Isis Wallet operates…
Rank this Week: 2176

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/
  • Sep 12

    TED and U.S. Human Right

    TED and U.S. Human Right
    Earlier this year, the TED conglomerate was accused of deliberately avoiding speakers addressing abortion-related topics. In the initial coverage in the Nation and elsewhere, a TED spokesperson was quoted as saying that abortion is "more of a…
  • Sep 11

    Hobby Lobby and Sexual Orientation: A European Perspective

    Hobby Lobby and Sexual Orientation: A European Perspective
    In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores many advocates have expressed concern that the decision opens the door for religiously-couched discrimination based on sexual orientation. The New York Law Journal…
  • Sep 10

    Is the UPR Worth It?

    Is the UPR Worth It?
    By Risa E. Kaufman, Executive Director, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute With three major human rights treaty reviews happening in rapid succession this year, some U.S. advocates may be experiencing human rights reporting fatigue.…
Rank this Week: 1848

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: 1553