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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/
  • May 3

    Joe Dunn files amended complaint against State Bar of California

    Joe Dunn files amended complaint against State Bar of California
    The complaint is below. Download Dunn FAC
  • May 1

    First Silver, now Skelos: Can Albany Change? Yes, with 7 Reform

    First Silver, now Skelos: Can Albany Change? Yes, with 7 Reform
    The Times reports that the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan will arrest the New York Senate Speaker, Republican Dean Skelos, next week, along with his son. This come three months after the arrest of the (then) Democratic Speaker of the...
  • May 1

    Access to Justice - keynote address & response

    Access to Justice - keynote address & response
    At today's excellent conference, Reconsidering Access to Justice, my role was to offer comments on a great new paper presented by David Luban. In his paper, David explores the “discourse of optimism,” which he uses to refer to the…
Rank this Week: 39

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 4

    Adler on Marijuana, Federal Power & The State

    Adler on Marijuana, Federal Power & The State
    Jonathan H. Adler (Case Western Reserve University School of Law) has posted Symposium Introduction: Marijuana, Federal Power & The State (65 Case Western Reserve Law Review, Issue 3 (2015), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
  • May 3

    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 1,530 Rethinking Presumed Knowledge of the Law in the Regulatory Age Michael Anthony Cottone Independent Date posted to database: 24 Mar…
  • May 2

    Cohen on Abortion Thought Crime

    Cohen on Abortion Thought Crime
    I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard Law School) has posted Are All Abortions Equal? Should There Be Exceptions to the Criminalization of Abortion for Rape and Incest? (Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2015) on SSRN. Here is...
Rank this Week: 52

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 3

    High School Students Discover Pulsar With The Widest Orbit

    High School Students Discover Pulsar With The Widest Orbit
    A team of high school students have discovered a previously unseen pulsar—a rapidly spinning neutron star—which happens to have the widest orbit ever detected of any pulsar orbiting a neutron star, according to a National Radio…
  • May 3

    How Silicon Valley's billionaires are trying to defy death

    How Silicon Valley's billionaires are trying to defy death
    "If you think you can only do very little and be very incremental, then you'll work only on very incremental things. It's self-fulfilling," said Thiel, who is 47 and estimated to be worth $2.2 billion. "It's those who have an...
  • May 3

    Revelations from Outer Space by Priyamvada Natarajan | The New York Review of Book

    Revelations from Outer Space by Priyamvada Natarajan | The New York Review of Book
    On Valentine’s Day in 1990, more than four billion miles from earth, in the vast emptiness and silence of space, the camera shutter of the spacecraft Voyager 1 snapped rapidly, taking sixty frames of photographs in quick succession.…
Rank this Week: 90

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 1

    U.S. v. Brown (9th Cir. - May 1, 2015)

    U.S. v. Brown (9th Cir. - May 1, 2015)
    I didn't know that you could be convicted in federal court by an 11-person jury.  Apparently you can.Or at least you can in the modern era.  In the old days, you had a right to a verdict by a 12-person jury in federal court, even…
  • Apr 30

    People v. Jackio (Cal. Ct. App. - April 30, 2015)

    People v. Jackio (Cal. Ct. App. - April 30, 2015)
    When you read the published appellate cases for a quarter century or so, you tend to have a not very positive outlook towards guns.  Pretty much every situation you read about that involves a gun ends up badly.  People murdered,…
  • Apr 30

    People v. Kopatz (Cal. Supreme Ct. - April 30, 2015)

    People v. Kopatz (Cal. Supreme Ct. - April 30, 2015)
    This is an otherwise routine death penalty case in the California Supreme Court.  Unanimously affirmed.  Takes over 14 years to decide.  Ho-hum.It's nonetheless a little unusual in a couple of ways.  First, most defendants…
Rank this Week: 160

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/
  • May 1

    Tribute to Peter Dobkin Hall from Evelyn Brody

    Tribute to Peter Dobkin Hall from Evelyn Brody
    Evelyn Brody (Chicago-Kent) provided the following tribute to Peter Dobkin Hall (Harvard Hauser Institute for Civil Society), who died yesterday. Today, the academy lost a leading scholar of the history of the nonprofit sector – as judged…
  • May 1

    Recent Articles on Nonprofits Law and Policy

    Recent Articles on Nonprofits Law and Policy
    The season for introducing recent scholarship to the world is upon us, and scholars of nonprofits law have been busily posting their work to SSRN. This blog entry features abstracts of SSRN postings to the Nonprofit & Philanthropy Law…
  • Apr 30

    College Fraternities and Sororities Lobby for Indirect Tax Benefit

    College Fraternities and Sororities Lobby for Indirect Tax Benefit
    The Washington Post reports that the Fraternal Government Relations Coalition, which represents 100 fraternities and sororities collectively owning $3.2 billion in real estate, “is lobbying Congress this week to urge legislators to pass a…
Rank this Week: 210

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 1

    "Framing the Debate: Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury"

    "Framing the Debate: Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury"
    "Framing the Debate: Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury" by L. Syd M. Johnson, Brad Partridge, and Frederic Gilbert has been published in the most recent issue in Neuroethics: Abstract Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)…
  • Apr 30

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): This Is a Baby’s Brain on Pain, TIME In The Popular Press: The Brain of a Tinnitus Sufferer, New York Times Sugar as a Stress Reliever, New York Times: Well Blog Neurons Rewrite Their DNA...
  • Apr 30

    "The Myth of the Double-Edged Sword: An Empirical Study of Neuroscience Evidence in Criminal Cases"

    "The Myth of the Double-Edged Sword: An Empirical Study of Neuroscience Evidence in Criminal Cases"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in 56 Boston College Law Review 493-551 (2015)): "The Myth of the Double-Edged Sword: An Empirical Study of Neuroscience Evidence in Criminal Cases" DEBORAH W. DENNO, Fordham University…
Rank this Week: 231

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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!
Rank this Week: 509

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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