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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 4

    Kamin & Wald on Public Lawyers and Marijuana Regulation

    Kamin & Wald on Public Lawyers and Marijuana Regulation
    Sam Kamin and Eli Wald (University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Denver Sturm College of Law) have posted Public Lawyers and Marijuana Regulation (23(1) The Public Lawyer 14 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • May 4

    Fox & Stein on Watershed

    Fox & Stein on Watershed
    Dov Fox and Alex Stein (University of San Diego: School of Law and Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) have posted Watersheds on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Watershed doctrine governs the conditions under which a…
  • May 4

    Baniel-Stark on Punishing Threats on Social Media

    Baniel-Stark on Punishing Threats on Social Media
    Alessandra Baniel-Stark has posted Comment: Elonis, True Threats, and the Ontology of Facebook (New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy Quorum, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Elonis v. United States, argued…
Rank this Week: 101

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 4

    Christians Could Acquiesce On Abortion As With Gay Marriage

    Christians Could Acquiesce On Abortion As With Gay Marriage
    So when Christians take offense at the suggestion that deeply held religious beliefs must change so that women can access abortion, they may be failing to appreciate the tenuous nature of their pro-life hegemony. Not only is Clinton’s…
  • May 4

    Study: Optimism Is Overrated

    Study: Optimism Is Overrated
    (Newser) – A new study delivers a somewhat depressing message: Positive thinking may not be all it's cracked up to be. "I kept hearing about how optimistic mindset was so great, but then you think about all the times that...
  • May 4

    Angelika Graswald, fiancee of missing New York kayaker Vincent Viafore, wrote in diary she wanted him dead, report says - CBS New

    Angelika Graswald, fiancee of missing New York kayaker Vincent Viafore, wrote in diary she wanted him dead, report says - CBS New
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Angelika Graswald, a New York woman accused of killing her fiance and falsely reporting he died in a kayaking accident, says she is wrongfully accused of murder based on outdated entries in her diary. In an interview...
Rank this Week: 204

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/
Rank this Week: 243

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 4

    People v. Lopez (Cal. Ct. App. - May 5, 2015)

    People v. Lopez (Cal. Ct. App. - May 5, 2015)
    "Defendant has had a substance abuse problem since he was 14 years old. He completed three substance abuse treatment programs between 1986 and 1997, but his substance abuse continued unabated. He was convicted of theft in 1988 and incurred…
  • May 4

    Patterson v. Wagner (9th Cir. - May 4, 2015)

    Patterson v. Wagner (9th Cir. - May 4, 2015)
    This morning's case highlights that even well-considered treaties, crafted by sophisticated international lawyers on both side, may still be totally ambiguous.  The ambiguity here is from an extradition treaty with South Korea that says…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 304

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 4

    "Ethical Issues Surrounding Concussions and Player Safety in Professional Ice Hockey"

    "Ethical Issues Surrounding Concussions and Player Safety in Professional Ice Hockey"
    "Ethical Issues Surrounding Concussions and Player Safety in Professional Ice Hockey" by Jeffrey G. Caron and Gordon A. Bloom has been published in the most recent issue in Neuroethics: Abstract Concussions in professional sports have…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 376

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: 501

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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: 1729

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: 3415