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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/
  • Apr 23

    W. Bradley Wendel, "In Search of Core Values"

    W. Bradley Wendel, "In Search of Core Values"
    Article. Abstract: A consensus appears to have emerged among American lawyers that globalization and information technology are transforming the practice of law in fundamental ways. In particular, non-lawyers are increasingly involved in what…
  • Apr 22

    Yet another apology, because Typepad blogs are down

    Yet another apology, because Typepad blogs are down
    The attack on Typepad that's been keeping us off-line is, according to this article, a modern form of highway robbery.
  • Apr 22

    William D. Henderson, " Letting Go of Old Ideas (Book Review)"

    William D. Henderson, " Letting Go of Old Ideas (Book Review)"
    Article. Abstract: Two recently published books apply a rigorous analytical lens to the same topic — the state of the legal profession — and come to dramatically different conclusions. Yet, what is more remarkable is the fact that…
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Apr 23

    Bronstein on Quotas and Police Management

    Bronstein on Quotas and Police Management
    Nathaniel Bronstein has posted Police Management and Quotas: Governance in the CompStat Era (Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Vol. 48 (2015, Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Police department activity quotas are…
  • Apr 23

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury
    Suja A. Thomas (University of Illinois College of Law) has posted Blackstone's Curse: The Fall of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries and the Rise of the Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary, and the States (William & Mary Law…
  • Apr 23

    Opinion upholding failure to give "no adverse inference from silence" instruction at penalty phase under AEDPA standard

    Opinion upholding failure to give "no adverse inference from silence" instruction at penalty phase under AEDPA standard
    Justice Scalia delivered the opinion for the Court in White v. Woodall. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor joined.
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/
  • Apr 23

    Best of the Web Today: First Among Equals - WSJ.com

    Best of the Web Today: First Among Equals - WSJ.com
    Clearest of all is Justice Antonin Scalia's concurrence in the judgment, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas. "It has come to this," Scalia begins portentously. "Called upon to explore the jurisprudential twilight zone between two errant lines…
  • Apr 23

    Raced-Based Preferences Forever | National Review Online

    Raced-Based Preferences Forever | National Review Online
    Supporters of affirmative action are now signaling similar weakness. What was called “racial quotas” in the 1970s and has been referred to as “affirmative action” since the 1990s is giving way to a new term:…
  • Apr 23

    A Saint, He Ain’t - NYTimes.com

    A Saint, He Ain’t - NYTimes.com
    John Paul may be a revolutionary figure in the history of the church, but a man who looked away in a moral crisis cannot be described as a saint. When the church elevates him, it is winking at the hell...
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Apr 23

    People v. Prock (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2014)

    People v. Prock (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2014)
    If I ever drafted an opinion like this one, I would hope that someone would talk me out of publishing it.Matthew Prock gets convicted of second-degree murder (but acquitted of first-degree murder) for stabbing a person at a gas station.…
  • Apr 22

    In Re Ashley F. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 22, 2014)

    In Re Ashley F. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 22, 2014)
    We all know that parenting in California in the modern era is not like parenting elsewhere in the "old days."  Particularly when it comes to the physical discipline of children.  There's no doubt that there's a variety…
  • Apr 21

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 13, 2014)

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 13, 2014)
    Here's something you don't see every day.It's a murder case.  In which defendant was convicted 35 years after he committed the murder.  We don't have many cases bouncing around the system any more for events that transpired a…
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • Apr 23

    Massachusettes AG Sues Former Nonprofit President for Excessive Compensation; President and Board Should Expect Deficiency Notice Soon

    Massachusettes AG Sues Former Nonprofit President for Excessive Compensation; President and Board Should Expect Deficiency Notice Soon
    In a complaint that should serve (unfortunately) as an excellent teaching prop for those of you teaching the tax law of exempt organizations, the Massachusettes Attorney General accused the former president of Falmouth College of engaging in…
  • Apr 22

    Campaign Intervention Results in Revocation

    Campaign Intervention Results in Revocation
    The Patrick Henry Center, a (c)(3) with no apparent raison d'etre other than campaign intervention, has lost its tax exempt status because of, well . . . campaign intervention. The USA Today reported the story last Friday. The heavily…
  • Apr 22

    Draft Form 1023-EZ (streamlined 501(c)(3) application)

    Draft Form 1023-EZ (streamlined 501(c)(3) application)
    An observant attorney noticed that Treasury and the IRS have submitted a short version of IRS Form 1023, the Application for Recognition of Exemption Under IRC § 501(c)(3), for review by the Office of Management and Budget under the…
Rank this Week: 199

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/
  • Apr 23

    "Emotion, Proof and Prejudice: The Cognitive Science of Gruesome Photos and Victim Impact Statements"

    "Emotion, Proof and Prejudice: The Cognitive Science of Gruesome Photos and Victim Impact Statements"
    Recently posted to SSRN (and published in Arizona State Law Journal): "Emotion, Proof and Prejudice: The Cognitive Science of Gruesome Photos and Victim Impact Statements" SUSAN A. BANDES, DePaul University - College of Law JESSICA M.…
  • Apr 22

    "Of Mitochondria and Men: Why Brain Death is Not the Death of the Human 'Organism as a Whole'"

    "Of Mitochondria and Men: Why Brain Death is Not the Death of the Human 'Organism as a Whole'"
    Recently posted to SSRN: "Of Mitochondria and Men: Why Brain Death is Not the Death of the Human 'Organism as a Whole'" JACQUELYN SHAW, Dalhousie University Abstract: Death is a phenomenon that resists simple explanation. While the…
  • Apr 17

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Why are scientists trying to map every single neuron in the brain?, Vox In The Popular Press: Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism risk in boys: Study, CBS News A Patient's Bizarre…
Rank this Week: 226

l r c - o r b i t ... ... ... the…

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: 483

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: 3424