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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Sep 29

    Take a Night Off

    Take a Night Off
    Gablesstage is running a special for students on Wednesday – $10 tickets to its 8pm performance of “Mothers and Sons” by Terrence NcNally. I saw the show this weekend and it’s good. Not the very best they’ve ever…
  • Sep 29

    I’m an All-Star!

    I’m an All-Star!
    Some time ago I agreed to give a talk on privacy issues 1pm this afternoon at UM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. I’ve only just discovered, however, that the lecture series I’m a part of is the UM All-Stars. And they…
  • Sep 29

    Shellshock Still Kicking

    Shellshock Still Kicking
    Oh, joy: despite a vigorous round of patching, Shellshock isn’t dead, and isn’t even resting: Google security researcher Michal "lcamtuf" Zalewski has disclosed to iTnews that over the past two days he has discovered two…
Rank this Week: 31

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Sep 30

    Hiding Behind the Law

    Hiding Behind the Law
    Today’s report in the New York Times provides disturbing information about the government’s decision in 2008 not to bail out Lehman Brothers, a decision that may well have deepened the economic downturn considerably. The report is…
  • Sep 30

    AALS Recruitment Conference Advice

    AALS Recruitment Conference Advice
    Before I sign off, I thought I'd put out a request on behalf of my fellow job market candidates for advice about the upcoming hiring conference. I've come across a number of helpful posts from a few years ago, but didn't find as much from the…
  • Sep 30

    Balance of video

    Balance of video
    This piece in Sunday's Times offers a different perspective on the race to equip police officers with body cameras--they are law enforcement's response to increasingly ubiquitous amateur citizen videos, which the piece describes as…
Rank this Week: 71

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Sep 21

    Adam Zimmerman and Dana Remus on Aggregate Litigation Going Private

    Adam Zimmerman and Dana Remus on Aggregate Litigation Going Private
    Professors Adam Zimmerman (Loyola Los Angeles) and Dana Remus (North Carolina) have posted to SSRN their article, Aggregate Litigation Goes Private, 63 Emory L.J. 1317 (2014). Here is the abstract: In Disaggregative Mechanisms, Professor…
  • Sep 12

    Oregon Supreme Court Applies Aggregate Settlement Rule to Clergy Abuse

    Oregon Supreme Court Applies Aggregate Settlement Rule to Clergy Abuse
    On August 21, 2014, the Oregon Supreme Court embraced the ALI's definition of a non-class aggregate settlement and held that an attorney who represented victims of clergy abuse failed to get the clients' informed consent before distributing a…
  • Sep 10

    Panel on Class Action Reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon Case

    Panel on Class Action Reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon Case
    Professor Neal Katyal (Georgetown) and Theodore Olson (Gibson Dunn) take part in a Federalist Society panel on class action reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon case; the panel is moderated by Stuart Taylor (Brookings Institution).
Rank this Week: 261

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 30

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce
    Martin H. Redish & Jennifer Aronoff, The Real Constitutional Problem with State Judicial Selection: Due Process, Judicial Retention, and the Dangers of Popular Constitutionalism, Wm. & Mary L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at…
  • Sep 29

    Corporate Privacy

    Corporate Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman, A Corporate Right to Privacy, 99 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014) available at SSRN.Tom C.W. LinProfessor Elizabeth Pollman explores the validity and scope of a constitutional right to privacy for corporations in a…
  • Sep 26

    Dispersing Judicial Power

    Dispersing Judicial Power
    Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., The Unitary Executive and the Plural Judiciary: On the Potential Virtues of Decentralized Judicial Power, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1021 (2014).Charles ShanorWhy does our republic accept judgments invalidating…
Rank this Week: 478

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • Sep 18

    Cassidy on Reforming the Law School Curriculum From the Top Down

    Cassidy on Reforming the Law School Curriculum From the Top Down
    Mike Cassidy at the Boston College Law School has an interesting essay on curricular reform forthcoming in the Journal of Legal Education. Here's the abstract: With growing consensus that legal education is in turmoil if not in crisis, law…
  • Sep 4

    Artificial Intelligence and the Law

    Artificial Intelligence and the Law
    Plexus, a NewLaw law firm based in Australia, has just released a new legal product that purports to apply artificial intelligence to a relatively common, discrete legal issue -- detemining whether a proposed trade promotion (advertisement in…
  • Aug 24

    Ahead of the Curve: Three Big Innovators in BigLaw

    Ahead of the Curve: Three Big Innovators in BigLaw
    Nashville, TN. It is time to put down the broad brush used to paint BigLaw as inefficient and out of touch. At least for me, that is the big takeaway from the 2014 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference, which...
Rank this Week: 3321

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 30

    Fran Quigley: Tea Party Politics: Indiana to Haiti and Back

    Fran Quigley: Tea Party Politics: Indiana to Haiti and Back
    In Charles Dickens’ novella, A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge discovered the inevitable consequences of his selfish penny-pinching via a guided dream tour from the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. For stridently anti-government…
  • Sep 29

    The U.S. and the World Program on Human Rights Education

    The U.S. and the World Program on Human Rights Education
    During the most recent session, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the plan of action for the third phase (2015–2019) of the World Programme for Human Rights Education. The World Programme is an ongoing initiative, structured in…
  • Sep 26

    Local Commissions Speak Out on Criminalization of Homelessness -- In Defense of Human Right

    Local Commissions Speak Out on Criminalization of Homelessness -- In Defense of Human Right
    by JoAnn Kamuf Ward Criminalization of homelessness in the U.S. is increasingly on the radar of the United Nations. On a positive note, this is the result of inspiring advocacy by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP)...
Rank this Week: 3809