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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/
  • Oct 24

    Regulating California's Lawyers (part 1): Rules vs. Appellate Opinion

    Regulating California's Lawyers (part 1): Rules vs. Appellate Opinion
    This is the first of what I hope will be several posts discussing the future of ethics rules in California. One of the overarching questions that the Supreme Court of California must address is whether the law governing lawyers should...
  • Oct 24

    Litigation Funding, Clifford Chance and Excalibur

    Litigation Funding, Clifford Chance and Excalibur
    I have just bloged this on my own blog, but it may be of some interest in the US. A heavyweight piece of litigation funding, conducted by a London HQed litigation partner at Clifford Chance came in for significant criticism...
  • Oct 24

    Julia Ann Simon-Kerr, "Systemic Lying"

    Julia Ann Simon-Kerr, "Systemic Lying"
    Article. Abstract: This Article offers the foundational account of systemic lying from a definitional and theoretical perspective. Systemic lying involves the cooperation of multiple actors in the legal system who lie or violate their oaths…
Rank this Week: 106

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/
  • Oct 24

    U.S. v. Castro-Ponce (9th Cir. - Oct. 24, 2014)

    U.S. v. Castro-Ponce (9th Cir. - Oct. 24, 2014)
    Sometimes wins on appeal are huge victories.  Sometimes they're like this.Castro-Ponce is charged with distribution of methamphetamine.  The feds have him under surveillance, and on wiretaps, for a long time.  Castro-Ponce…
  • Oct 23

    Williams v. Swarthout (9th Cir. - Oct. 23, 2014)

    Williams v. Swarthout (9th Cir. - Oct. 23, 2014)
    Judges Noonan and Reinhardt are extraordinarily concerned about fairness.  Deeply, profoundly, and sincerely.  In every case, including but not limited to (and perhaps exceptionally in) criminal cases.So when the trial judge…
  • Oct 23

    U.S. v. Bell (9th Cir. - Oct. 22, 2014)

    U.S. v. Bell (9th Cir. - Oct. 22, 2014)
    Defendant represents himself at a criminal trial.  The prosecution gives a closing argument.  The district judge never asks defendant if he wants to give one; instead, he simply moves on, and starts reading jury instructions.There's…
Rank this Week: 136

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/
  • Oct 24

    Mendelson & Bagaric on Assisted Suicide

    Mendelson & Bagaric on Assisted Suicide
    Danuta Mendelson and Mirko Bagaric (Deakin University - School of Law and Deakin University - School of Law) have posted Assisted Suicide Through the Prism of the Right to Life (International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, (2013)) on SSRN.…
  • Oct 24

    "Koch Industries gives grant to NACDL “to address the nation’s profound indigent defense crisis”"

    "Koch Industries gives grant to NACDL “to address the nation’s profound indigent defense crisis”"
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy, excerpting the press release, which notes the following focus: * Significant expansion of access to training through an ambitious combination of scholarship support for indigent defenders,…
  • Oct 23

    Imwinkelried on Extrinsic Evidence to Impeach for Untruthful Act

    Imwinkelried on Extrinsic Evidence to Impeach for Untruthful Act
    Edward J. Imwinkelried (University of California, Davis - School of Law) has posted Formalism versus Pragmatism in Evidence: Reconsidering the Absolute Ban on the Use of Extrinsic Evidence to Prove Impeaching, Untruthful Acts that Have Not…
Rank this Week: 149

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Oct 24

    Billy Joel, Thirty-Three-Hit Wonder

    Billy Joel, Thirty-Three-Hit Wonder
    Billy Joel sat smoking a cigarillo on a patio overlooking Oyster Bay. He had chosen the seating area under a trellis in front of the house, his house, a brick Tudor colossus set on a rise on the southeastern tip...
  • Oct 24

    Obama, Advisers Watchful as New Ebola Case Confirmed | RealClearPolitic

    Obama, Advisers Watchful as New Ebola Case Confirmed | RealClearPolitic
    President Obama on Thursday was updated with information about a doctor who treated Ebola patients in Guinea, flew to New York more than a week ago and tested positive for the virus after being isolated in a Manhattan hospital with...
  • Oct 24

    Kim Strassel: The ‘Colorado Model’ Goes Thud - WSJ - WSJ

    Kim Strassel: The ‘Colorado Model’ Goes Thud - WSJ - WSJ
    If Colorado is serving as a model for anything these days, it’s the risks of Democratic overreach. Sen. Mark Udall has trailed GOP Rep. Cory Gardner in every poll since September. Gov. John Hickenlooper is trailing Republican Bob…
Rank this Week: 314

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/
  • Oct 23

    Proposed State Constitutional Amendment To Benefit The Boy Scouts Of America

    Proposed State Constitutional Amendment To Benefit The Boy Scouts Of America
    This November, West Virginia voters will be deciding whether to amend to the state’s constitution. The proposed amendment is designed to benefit nonprofit organizations that are engaged in “adventure, educational or recreational…
  • Oct 23

    Houston Churches At Odds With City Government Over Equal Rights Ordinance: What Might The IRS Have To Say About It?

    Houston Churches At Odds With City Government Over Equal Rights Ordinance: What Might The IRS Have To Say About It?
    The City of Houston, Texas has found itself in the midst of a growing controversy. The controversy stems from the passage of a city ordinance aimed at protecting the rights of LGBT residents. In response to the ordinance, several Houston...
  • Oct 17

    Low-Income Housing Coop: Different Board, Different Result?

    Low-Income Housing Coop: Different Board, Different Result?
    A low-income housing cooperative that sought reconsideration of the IRS’s determination that it did not qualify as a 501(c)(3) received a final determination earlier this month that it indeed fail to meet the requirements of 501(c)(3). The…
Rank this Week: 534

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/
  • Oct 23

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Q&A: Robots and the Law, Science Upcoming Event: International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. November 13-14, 2014 In The Popular Press: New Algorithms Search for Signs of…
  • Oct 23

    "Why Behavioral Economics Isn't Better, and How it Could Be"

    "Why Behavioral Economics Isn't Better, and How it Could Be"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in Research Handbook on Behavioral Law and Economics (J. Teitelbaum & K. Zeiler eds, (2015)): "Why Behavioral Economics Isn't Better, and How it Could Be" OWEN D. JONES, Vanderbilt University…
  • Oct 23

    Stanford's Center for Law and the Biosciences Fellowship

    Stanford's Center for Law and the Biosciences Fellowship
    Quoting from here: Stanford Law School invites applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship Program at the Center for Law and the Biosciences. The Goal: This fellowship is intended for people who want an academic or policy career working on…
Rank this Week: 767

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l r c - o r b i t ... ... ... the usd research satellite

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!
Rank this Week: 1222

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…
Rank this Week: 2998