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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/
  • Jul 31

    Will the ABA adopt anti-bias rule in text of 8.4?

    Will the ABA adopt anti-bias rule in text of 8.4?
    As many of our readers know, Model Rule 8.4 has a comment paragraph suggesting that certain discriminatory conduct might be grounds for discipline because it is prejudicial to the administration of justice. An ABA ethics committee is now…
  • Jul 31

    Transactional lawyers as business advisors? (New 7th Circuit opinion)

    Transactional lawyers as business advisors? (New 7th Circuit opinion)
    There's an interesting new case out of the Seventh Circuit, reinstating a legal malpractice case against a transactional firm for an alleged failure to warn the client that it might be dealing with a Ponzi scheme. Worth reading in its...
  • Jul 30

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?
    Chinese officials are arresting, detaining, and convicting civil rights and defense lawyers in the country. The Times has an editorial today (July 30) - "the crackdown is undoubtedly intended to crush the 'rights defense' movement, which aims…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Aug 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 1,670 Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States John R. Lott, John E Whitley andRebekah C. Riley Crime Prevention Research…
  • Aug 2

    Litton on Execution Protocol Reform

    Litton on Execution Protocol Reform
    Paul Litton (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted On the Argument That Execution Protocol Reform is Biomedical Research (90 Washington L. Rev. Online 87 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Regardless of whether the Supreme…
  • Aug 1

    Gershowitz on Cell Phone Searche

    Gershowitz on Cell Phone Searche
    Adam M. Gershowitz (William & Mary Law School) has posted The Post-Riley Search Warrant: Search Protocols and Particularity in Cell Phone Searches on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Last year, in Riley v. California, the Supreme Court…
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/
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • Jul 30

    In Re Marriage of Olson (Cal. Ct. App. - July 30, 2015)

    In Re Marriage of Olson (Cal. Ct. App. - July 30, 2015)
    Here's a nice, short, and equitable opinion.Justice Rothschild holds that even though the relevant case law is sparse, and even though there's a provision in the Family Code that says that family law cases are otherwise treated like any other…
  • Jul 30

    Rodriguez v. RWA Trucking Co. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 30, 2015)

    Rodriguez v. RWA Trucking Co. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 30, 2015)
    The only thing that the California Supreme Court did today was noncontroversial (albeit unusual).Yet I think that what the Court did is squarely impermissible.Part of it I'm fine with.  The Court of Appeal issued an published opinion in…
  • Jul 29

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA (9th Cir. - July 29, 2015)

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA (9th Cir. - July 29, 2015)
    It takes a village to fight about a road.  Or lack thereof.Around a third of National Forest Service lands are inventoried roadless areas; i.e., deliberately don't have roads.  That way they're wild.  Really wild.  Of…
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Jul 24

    More on Political Activity Referrals and Political Activity Regulation

    More on Political Activity Referrals and Political Activity Regulation
    As previously blogged, the GAO Report to Congress (the full report is here) on the IRS processes for political activity referrals found significant deficiencies with respect to the initial allegations that triggered an audit. In some cases,…
  • Jul 24

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization
    Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer (Notre Dame and a fellow blogger) has posted "Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organizations: Where We Are and Where We Are Going" to SSRN. Here is a brief abstract of the article: The breadth of…
  • Jul 23

    IRS Issues Memorandum on Political Activities Referral Committee while determined to be "at risk" by GAO

    IRS Issues Memorandum on Political Activities Referral Committee while determined to be "at risk" by GAO
    On July 21, the IRS released a memorandum (TEGE-04-0715-0018) that defines the operation and composition of the Political Activities Referral Committee (PARC) that is charged with reviewing referrals for exempt organization audits. According…
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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/
  • Aug 3

    "Overcoming the Knowledge Problem in Behavioral Law and Economics: Uncertainty, Decision Theory, and Autonomy"

    "Overcoming the Knowledge Problem in Behavioral Law and Economics: Uncertainty, Decision Theory, and Autonomy"
    Recently published in SSRN: "Overcoming the Knowledge Problem in Behavioral Law and Economics: Uncertainty, Decision Theory, and Autonomy" PHILIPP HACKER, Humboldt University of Berlin Science evolves in the long run. Law rules in the…
  • Aug 2

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Brain Area Found That May Make Humans Unique, Nature News In The Popular Press: Some Optimism on Brains, Pain, & Law – Let’s See What We Can Achieve, Bill of Health Blog ASMR and…
  • Aug 1

    "Race and the Law in the Genomic Age: A Problem for Equal Treatment Under the Law"

    "Race and the Law in the Genomic Age: A Problem for Equal Treatment Under the Law"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook on Law and Technology): "Race and the Law in the Genomic Age: A Problem for Equal Treatment Under the Law" ROBIN BRADLEY KAR, University of Illinois College of Law JOHN...
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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/
  • Jun 21

    Five Legal Research Tips for Law Students in Summer Job

    Five Legal Research Tips for Law Students in Summer Job
    If you’re a law student, you may be tearing your hair out on a legal research task in your summer job at this very moment. Below is a list of five tips pertaining to legal research to help you through it. This post is geared…
  • 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…
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