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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 28

    This Is Silly

    This Is Silly
    …but it’s also fun: The Hillary Shimmy Song: by Jonathan Mann.
  • Sep 27

    John Oliver Explains the Clinton e-Mail ‘Scandal’

    John Oliver Explains the Clinton e-Mail ‘Scandal’
    …and as a bonus explains the Clinton Foundation controversy too. This will undoubtedly enrage certain people.
  • Sep 27

    Baked

    Baked
    The jokes this year have been on us. Here’s the first actually funny joke I’ve spotted about the 2016 campaign: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go into a bakery. As soon as they enter the bakery, Trump steals three pastries…
Rank this Week: 12

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 28

    In Search of the Great Academic Novel

    In Search of the Great Academic Novel
    Over the past couple years, I’ve stumbled upon a small but, for me, enjoyable genre of fiction: the academic novel. My sense of my job, and of academic life generally, is mainly a product of my personal experiences and a fair amount of…
  • Sep 27

    Is Berkeley Sacrificing Due Process to Appease an Angry Mob? The Sexual Harassment Case Against Sujit Choudhry

    Is Berkeley Sacrificing Due Process to Appease an Angry Mob? The Sexual Harassment Case Against Sujit Choudhry
    How much and what sort of process is due in university sexual harassment administrative proceedings? The question, once for me a relatively academic question, has become painfully personal after Sujit Choudhry, a personal friend and the…
  • Sep 27

    Letters of recommendation

    Letters of recommendation
    I come from a family that overwhelmingly worked in blue-collar jobs. Growing up, my father was a stagehand and my mother was a homemaker. In addition, very few members of my (large) extended family went to college. Having grown up without a…
Rank this Week: 54

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 29

    Are Corporations Responsible Agents?

    Are Corporations Responsible Agents?
    Benjamin Ewing, The Structure of Tort Law, Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility, 8 J. Tort Law 1 (2015).Gregory KeatingIn The Structure of Tort Law, Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility, Benjamin Ewing, a visiting…
  • Sep 28

    Does Compensation Deter Takings? New (and Surprising) Evidence

    Does Compensation Deter Takings? New (and Surprising) Evidence
    Ronit Levine-Schnur & Gideon Parchomovsky, Is the Government Fiscally Blind? An Empirical Examination of the Effect of the Compensation Requirement on Eminent Domain Exercises, 45 J. Legal Stud. (forthcoming 2016), available at Penn…
  • Sep 27

    Looking Intersectionally and Seeing Structural Bia

    Looking Intersectionally and Seeing Structural Bia
    Priscilla Ocen, (E)Racing Childhood: Examining the Racialized Construction of Childhood and Innocence in the Treatment of Sexually Exploited Minors, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 1586 (2015).Wendy Anne BachEvery day, across the criminal justice system,…
Rank this Week: 233

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 26

    Mass Torts with a Consumer Class Action Garnish

    Mass Torts with a Consumer Class Action Garnish
    Somehow I missed Alison Frankel's report on a consumer class action in Texas spurred by solicitations to join a mass tort. Here is the report:…
  • Sep 18

    Bradt and Rave on The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation

    Bradt and Rave on The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation
    Professors Andrew Bradt (UC Berkeley Law) and D. Theodore Rave (U. Houston Law) have posted to SSRN their article, The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation, Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: In…
  • Sep 2

    Inside the Agency Class Action

    Inside the Agency Class Action
    Adam Zimmerman of Loyola and Michael Sant'Ambrogio of Michigan State have just posted on SSRN a draft of their new article, Inside the Agency Class Action, forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal. Here is the abstract: Federal agencies in the...
Rank this Week: 536

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 28

    UN Recommends Reparations for US Racial Discrimination

    UN Recommends Reparations for US Racial Discrimination
    The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent was established in 2002 by the Commission on Human Rights. Among the Group's 2008 charges were to study the problems of racial discrimination faced by people of African descent…
  • Sep 28

    Prison Labor Conditions: A Human Rights Issue?

    Prison Labor Conditions: A Human Rights Issue?
    This month, about 24, 000 prison laborers from 29 prisons in 12 states went on strike. Tired of working for pennies an hour -- or in some states, no pay at all -- under conditions that many compare to slavery,...
  • Sep 27

    Both Clinton and Trump Fail to Respond to Human Rights Question

    Both Clinton and Trump Fail to Respond to Human Rights Question
    As this election season continues to careen toward November 8, the focus on temperament and tweets has supplanted any serious discussion of human rights issues. The Presidential debate included no mention of Guantanamo, for instance, and the…
Rank this Week: 883

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 23

    Building Your Personal Legal Brand -- Some Thoughts For Law Students (and Others)

    Building Your Personal Legal Brand -- Some Thoughts For Law Students (and Others)
    Slide deck courtesy of Dan Katz at Chicago-Kent. Building Your Personal (Legal) Brand - Some Thoughts for Law Students and Others - Professor Daniel Martin Katz from Daniel Katz
  • Sep 14

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine

    Lawyers for People versus Lawyers for Busine
    The work of lawyers is increasingly the work of businesses rather than people. This conclusion flows from recently released Economic Census data, which is the U.S. Government's "official five-year measure of American business and the…
  • Sep 5

    Building a Portfolio of Court Cases the Way a Quantitative Hedge Fund Buys Stock

    Building a Portfolio of Court Cases the Way a Quantitative Hedge Fund Buys Stock
    For the last couple of years, Dan Katz has been telling me and anyone else who would listen that law will eventually be a subfield of finance. Following Dan's reasoning, this will occur because legal risk can be modeled and...
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