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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/
  • Jan 28

    Annitto on Juvenile Sentencing and Release Reform after Graham and Miller

    Annitto on Juvenile Sentencing and Release Reform after Graham and Miller
    Megan Annitto (Charlotte School of Law) has posted Graham's Gatekeeper and Beyond: Juvenile Sentencing and Release Reform in the Wake of Graham and Miller (Brooklyn Law Review , Vol. 80, No. 1, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In...
  • Jan 28

    Ricciardi on Traffic Stops and Civil Unrest

    Ricciardi on Traffic Stops and Civil Unrest
    Sarah A Ricciardi has posted Do You Know Why I Stopped You? The Future of Traffic Stops in a Post-Heien World (Connecticut Law Review, Fall 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Comment analyzes the Supreme Court's recent...
  • Jan 28

    Brosius on Non-Confrontational Self-Defense

    Brosius on Non-Confrontational Self-Defense
    Ashley D. Brosius has posted An Iowa Law in Need of Imminent Change: Redefining the Temporal Proximity of Force to Account for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Who Kill in Non-Confrontational Self-Defense (Iowa Law Review, Vol. 100, No.…
Rank this Week: 124

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jan 28

    World's most expensive sex? Tourist hit with £165k bill after outdoor tryst - Telegraph

    World's most expensive sex? Tourist hit with £165k bill after outdoor tryst - Telegraph
    "I haven't been able to pay it off and although it's always at the back of my mind, I have no regrets. Yes, I will never be able to forget that I owe so much money, but it was worth...
  • Jan 28

    Bret Stephens: Greece’s Last Evasion - WSJ

    Bret Stephens: Greece’s Last Evasion - WSJ
    My guess is that Mr. Tsipras will find a face-saving way to buckle, and Greece will continue to stagger along. The most painful outcome, but perhaps also the best, would be a forced Greek exit from the eurozone that serves...
  • Jan 28

    Breathing for Your Better Health - WSJ

    Breathing for Your Better Health - WSJ
    “If you train yourself to breathe a little bit slower it can have long-term health benefits,” said Murali Doraiswamy, a professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Deep breathing activates a…
Rank this Week: 154

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/
  • Jan 28

    Harb v. City of Bakersfield (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 23, 2015)

    Harb v. City of Bakersfield (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 23, 2015)
    It's yet another drunk driver.  Routine.The guy loses control of his car and drives onto the sidewalk.  He's slurring his words, as usual.  He leaves the wrecked car and takes a pee in the bushes.  He's disoriented and…
  • Jan 28

    People v. Mackey (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 14, 2015)

    People v. Mackey (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 14, 2015)
    If you want a detailed description into the seedy underbelly of Oakland, take a look at this.It's like a movie.  A dark, depressing, ultra-violent movie.
  • Jan 27

    Greenwell v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 27, 2015)

    Greenwell v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 27, 2015)
    In my two decades of being a law professor, I've graded more than a couple of civil procedure exams in which the essay was about personal jurisdiction.  Like, literally, thousands.Justice Robie begins this opinion by noting that the…
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Jan 27

    Naming Names in the $1.5 Bilion GM/JPMorgan/Simpson/Mayer Brown Opinion

    Naming Names in the $1.5 Bilion GM/JPMorgan/Simpson/Mayer Brown Opinion
    We've already noted the 2nd circuit's decision this month finding that termination of the UCC-1 filing in connection with the $1.5 billion GM loan was enforceable and that therefore the property securing the loan was no longer secure. The…
  • Jan 27

    "Albany Is a Cesspool. Here’s How to Clean It Up"

    "Albany Is a Cesspool. Here’s How to Clean It Up"
    Our own Stephen Gillers offers thoughts, including discussion of legal ethics issues, at The Nation. Excerpt: An obscure legal ethics rule will have a leading role in Silver’s trial. The rule allows one lawyer to share a fee with…
  • Jan 27

    Economic Harm as Direct Adversity Under 1.7(a)

    Economic Harm as Direct Adversity Under 1.7(a)
    Clegard LLC v. LG Chem. Ltd., Federal Circuit, 12-10-14 Jones Day represented the plaintiff in a matter where success would be economically harmful to non-client Apple, which was a customer of defendant. Apple was a Jones Day client on…
Rank this Week: 247

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/
  • Jan 25

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That Allows Users To Change Their Moods On Demand, Quartz In The Popular Press: Psychologists Seek Roots of Terror, Nature News How the Brain Stores Trivial Memories,…
  • Jan 21

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"
    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories" Monsey MS, Gerhard DM, et. al. Abstract Curcumin, a yellow-pigment compound found in the popular Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa), has been extensively…
  • Jan 18

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): If You Want to Meet That Deadline, Play a Trick on Your Mind, New York Times In The Popular Press: The Woman Who Sees Like A Bat, Nature Audio I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That...
Rank this Week: 731

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/
  • Jan 24

    Searing: Charitable (Anti)Trust

    Searing: Charitable (Anti)Trust
    Elizabeth A.M. Searing (School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University) has published Charitable (Anti)Trust: The Role of Antitrust Regulation in the Nonprofit Sector, 5 Nonprofit Policy Forum 261 (2014). Here is the abstract: The purpose…
  • Jan 24

    Cooney et al.: Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey

    Cooney et al.: Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey
    Kate Cooney (School of Management, Yale), Justin Koushyar (Business School, Emory), Matthew Lee (INSEAD (Singapore)), and Haskell Murray (Belmont) have posted the results of their research titled Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey…
  • Jan 24

    Hemphill & Cullari: The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur

    Hemphill & Cullari: The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur
    Thomas A. Hemphill and Francine Cullari (both School of Management, Michigan-Flint) have published The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur, 119 Business and Society Review 519 (2014). Here is the…
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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/
  • 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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