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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 24

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 1,557 Rethinking Presumed Knowledge of the Law in the Regulatory Age Michael Anthony Cottone Independent Date posted to database: 24 Mar…
  • May 24

    Hessick & Berman on A Theory of Mitigation

    Hessick & Berman on A Theory of Mitigation
    Carissa Byrne Hessick and Douglas A. Berman (University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law) have posted Towards a Theory of Mitigation (Boston University Law Review,…
  • May 23

    Parkinson on Endogenous Deterrence Cost

    Parkinson on Endogenous Deterrence Cost
    Alex Parkinson has posted Endogenous Deterrence Costs on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There is an optimal rate at which actors that indisputably break the law will be detected, prosecuted, and punished. Legal regimes optimize deterrence by…
Rank this Week: 176

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • May 22

    What does "structural change" mean?

    What does "structural change" mean?
    For several years we've been discussing whether the legal profession is undergoing structural change. But what do we mean by that phrase? For me, the key issue is whether the profession will continue to earn supra-competitive profits. As one…
  • May 21

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"
    Story at ArsTechnica. Excerpt: A New York state judge earlier this month decided that as many as nine lawyers from various high-profile law firms who represented Ceglia must defend Zuckerberg's lawsuit. That decision came weeks before a…
  • May 20

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service
    [This post is from Ray McKoski.] Today, the ABA issued Formal Opinion 470 advising that a judge may author a letter encouraging lawyers to participate in pro bono legal service programs. While the casual observer might not see an issue...
Rank this Week: 203

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 22

    Appeals courts shoot down Catholic groups in contraception mandate cases « Hot Air

    Appeals courts shoot down Catholic groups in contraception mandate cases « Hot Air
    On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit rejected (PDF) the University of Notre Dame’s argument that the accommodation regulations require it to contract with an insurer which, because of the contract, then provides contraception coverage to…
  • May 22

    Russia demands blogger identities from Google, Twitter, and Facebook « Hot Air

    Russia demands blogger identities from Google, Twitter, and Facebook « Hot Air
    It’s also a moment of truth for the tech giants, too. Google infamously knuckled under to China’s demands for censorship and cooperation against dissidents last decade as the price for access to their vast market. Six years ago,…
  • May 22

    Planets, Priests and a Persistent Myth - WSJ

    Planets, Priests and a Persistent Myth - WSJ
    Ask a Catholic audience whose name they associate with the Catholic Church and science. “Galileo!” they shout. Ask them about Lemaître, Grimaldi, Stensen, Secchi—or Piazzi—and you get blank stares. Is it any…
Rank this Week: 287

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Shoen v. Zacarias (Cal. Ct. App. - May 22, 2015)

    Shoen v. Zacarias (Cal. Ct. App. - May 22, 2015)
    Justice Hoffstadt certainly makes a persuasive case in the opening paragraph of this opinion.  He says:"A trial court has the power to issue an equitable easement authorizing a trespasser to continue her trespass in exchange for paying…
  • May 21

    Leeman v. Adams Extract & Spice Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 21, 2015)

    Leeman v. Adams Extract & Spice Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 21, 2015)
    Plaintiff files a Prop. 65 (toxic chemicals warning) case, and -- predictably -- it settles for a tiny amount of civil penalties plus a much larger amount of fees.  The trial court isn't happy with the stipulated $72,500 in fees, and…
  • May 20

    People v. Therman (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2015)

    People v. Therman (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2015)
    Defendant says that the trial court erred by imposing a no-contact order with the victim for five years.  The Attorney General agrees, and confesses error.The Court of Appeal says:  Wrong.Justice Robie says:  "You guys forgot…
Rank this Week: 412

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • May 21

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Say What? How the Brain Separates Our Ability to Talk and Write, Science Daily In The Popular Press: Fruit Flies Are Shown to Enter a Fearlike State, NY Times The Database of All Things Brainy,...
  • May 18

    "Brain Science and the Theory of Juvenile Mens Rea"

    "Brain Science and the Theory of Juvenile Mens Rea"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in North Carolina Law Review): "Brain Science and the Theory of Juvenile Mens Rea" JENNY E. CARROLL, University of Alabama - School of Law The law has long recognized the distinction between adults…
  • May 18

    On "The Limited Right to Alter Memory"

    On "The Limited Right to Alter Memory"
    At the Legal Theory Blog, Larry Solum recommends my "The Limited Right to Alter Memory," (Journal of Medical Ethics, vol. 40, p. 658 (2014)) recently posted to SSRN. Here's the free link and here's the abstract: We like to think...
Rank this Week: 499

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/
Rank this Week: 934

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Covers the legal research center, legal news and legal research resources. By John Adkins.

http://lrc-orbit.typepad.com/lrc/
  • Nov 4

    ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest

    ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest
    Check out this year's entries in ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest and vote for your favorite! Here's a sampling: [JML]
  • Nov 1

    LRC October Trivia Winner!

    LRC October Trivia Winner!
    Congratulations to our September trivia winner Katie Lepore! Question: The University of San Diego School of Law was founded in 1954. What was the original name of the building now known as Warren Hall? Answer: Thomas More Hall Stop by...
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!
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Research Freedom

Research Freedom

Covers developments in free legal research. By Professor Jason Potter.

http://researchfreedom.com/
  • Aug 15

    Comprehensive Free Legal Research Tutorial

    Comprehensive Free Legal Research Tutorial
    Below is a comprehensive tutorial on a range of free legal research tools, presented by folks at The John Marshall Law School. While some of the tools discussed relate to Illinois law specifically, you can find excellent information about the…
  • Aug 14

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext

    New Legal Research Platform with Crowdsourcing Feature: Casetext
    There’s a new free legal research tool in town: Casetext. Currently in the beta stage, Casetext allows users to search a directory of “over one million federal and Delaware cases” using keywords or retrieve a case by…
  • Aug 13

    Quick Facts: Citations to Wikipedia in Federal Cases (2013)

    Quick Facts: Citations to Wikipedia in Federal Cases (2013)
    In 2013 so far, federal judges have looked to Wikipedia for assistance in defining terms or establishing facts in thirty-one (31) cases, either in footnotes or in the body of the opinions. Of these, the District of New Mexico has cited to…
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