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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/
  • Nov 23

    Judicial Elections and Historical Irony

    Judicial Elections and Historical Irony
    Last week I was privileged to participate in a conference in New Mexico on the judiciary. The debates and assigned readings focused especially on judicial elections (a new issue-area for me). There, I learned that a little historical context…
  • Nov 23

    An Underwood (But Not Frank or Claire)

    An Underwood (But Not Frank or Claire)
    Everyone who knows me in real life knows that I can’t stop talking about my “new” 1930’s Underwood typewriter. It’s being shipped to me in time for the holidays, and it’s the first typewriter I ever bought. Lots of writers working…
  • Nov 22

    Just watch the video

    Just watch the video
    This article explains. I have nothing to add--skip to 22:38, when the respondent's argument begins. Somehow, law professors are to blame for this.
Rank this Week: 24

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/
  • Nov 21

    My Email is Down

    My Email is Down
    Email to my usual UM Law address has been down for the last 24 hours due to multiple hardware failures of the law school’s network hardware. Barring miracles, latest projections don’t have it up until Monday if then. If you…
  • Nov 21

    DETEKT

    DETEKT
    EFF and other fine groups announce DETEKT, a spyware detection tool. It’s a joint project with Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, and Privacy International. Read the disclaimers and instructions carefully. Note also that they…
  • Nov 20

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal
    Here, via Marty Lederman, is the opinion of the Office of Legal Counsel underlying President Obama’s new ‘deferred action policy’ on certain classes of undocumented immigrants. Spoiler alert: the President is exercising…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Nov 18

    The NFL Concussion Settlement: Class Action Exploitation

    The NFL Concussion Settlement: Class Action Exploitation
    By Howard Erichson Tomorrow in Philadelphia, lawyers for the NFL and lawyers for former football players will try to persuade Judge Anita Brody to approve their settlement of claims that the League concealed chronic risks of concussions and…
  • Nov 14

    Plaintiff win in Pelvic Mesh Trial

    Plaintiff win in Pelvic Mesh Trial
    Plaintiffs have won another multi-million dollar verdict in a pelvic mesh trial in Florida. More cases are slated for trial. So far, defendant has won two individual trials and lost one individual trial. This latest loss was a consolidated…
  • Nov 3

    Pelvic Mesh Litigation - Consolidated Sample Trial

    Pelvic Mesh Litigation - Consolidated Sample Trial
    A recent article by Jessica Dye (Thomson Reuters) describes the procedure adopted by Judge Goodwin (U.S.D. So. Dist. W. Va). While Goodwin originally scheduled a series of single-plaintiff bellwether, or test, trials for the federal…
Rank this Week: 268

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/
  • Nov 21

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?
    Martha Chamallas, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, 48 Val. U. L. Rev. 133 (2013), available at SSRN.John GoldbergMartha Chamallas’s Monsanto Lecture, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, is timely…
  • Nov 19

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax
    Daniel I. Halperin & Alvin C. Warren Jr., Understanding Income Tax Deferral, Tax L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Charlotte CraneWe all do it once in a while. In the haste of trying to make a point in class, or in a hurried…
  • Nov 18

    There’s No Time Like the Present for Some Optimism about the Future

    There’s No Time Like the Present for Some Optimism about the Future
    Benjamin H. Barton, Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession (forthcoming 2015).Amy Salyzyn“When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?”     -Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible…
Rank this Week: 272

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/
  • Nov 21

    Top Six Reasons to Cover the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in your Law School Cla

    Top Six Reasons to Cover the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in your Law School Cla
    On October 23, 2014, the International Bar Association issued the first ever Guidance for business lawyers and bar associations on the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Released in…
  • Nov 20

    Nurse at Risk for Refusing to Force Feed Guantanamo

    Nurse at Risk for Refusing to Force Feed Guantanamo
    With thanks to Sarah Dougherty of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and the Bringing Human Rights Home network, we post the following statement just issued by PHR. More background on the general issue of forced feeding and on this case...
  • Nov 19

    Public Shaming as a Tool in Human Rights Violation

    Public Shaming as a Tool in Human Rights Violation
    Over the years I have observed, and represented, individuals who were so humiliated by the court that they determined not to pursue remedies against their abusive partners. As with other forms of discrimination, many incidences of this form…
Rank this Week: 4469

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/
  • Nov 11

    What Might Have Contributed to an Historic Year-Over-Year Decline In the MBE Mean Scaled Score?

    What Might Have Contributed to an Historic Year-Over-Year Decline In the MBE Mean Scaled Score?
    The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) has taken the position that the historic drop in the MBE Mean Scaled Score of 2.8 points between the July 2013 administration of the bar exam (144.3) and the July 2014 administration of...
  • Oct 20

    What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicant

    What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicant
    For four consecutive years we have seen a decline in the number of applicants to law school and a corresponding decline in the number of matriculating first-year students. Over the last year or two, some have suggested that as a...
  • Oct 12

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?

    Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?
    The figure below suggests that a growing number of students are attending law school but not going on to become lawyers. This conclusion requires some explanation, which I will supply below. Alternative explanations are also welcome, as I’d…
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