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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/
  • Oct 23

    Monica Lewinsky and the "no contact" rule

    Monica Lewinsky and the "no contact" rule
    A few years back, I enjoyed Ken Gormley's account of Ken Starr's investigation of Whitewater and the Lewisnky matters. I found the book even-handed and thorough, and it had lots of intereting stuff for us law-of-lawyering types. One of the...
  • Oct 22

    "The Continuing Duty"

    "The Continuing Duty"
    Check out this new site, The Continuing Duty, which has materials, and a blog, and much more. Run by David M. Siegel and Tigran Eldred. From their front page: Criminal defendants rely on their lawyers to provide the most vigorous...
  • Oct 21

    "What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicants"

    "What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicants"
    That's the provocative title of this blog post by Professor Jerry Organ, which offers a very thoughtful and clearheaded analysis of the issues many U.S. law schools are currently facing. If you're wondering about the future of legal…
Rank this Week: 81

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/
  • Oct 23

    Mosteller on Double Counting and Perception and Evaluation Biase

    Mosteller on Double Counting and Perception and Evaluation Biase
    Robert P. Mosteller (University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law) has posted Pernicious Inferences: Double Counting and Perception and Evaluation Biases In Criminal Cases (Howard Law Journal, Vol. 58, No. 2, 2015) on…
  • Oct 22

    "Mr. Incredible, Batgirl brawl in Hollywood; Freddy Krueger keeps peace"

    "Mr. Incredible, Batgirl brawl in Hollywood; Freddy Krueger keeps peace"
    From the Los Angeles Times, not The Onion, a story and video clip that will only feed the attitude of those who think California is different. In part: The video, originally posted on the site FilmOn.com, shows a man dressed...
  • Oct 22

    Buskey & Korobkin on The Retroactivity of Miller v. Alabama

    Buskey & Korobkin on The Retroactivity of Miller v. Alabama
    Brandon Buskey and Daniel Korobkin (ACLU and ACLU of Michigan) have posted Elevating Substance Over Procedure: The Retroactivity of Miller v. Alabama Under Teague v. Lane (The City University of New York Law Review, Vol. 18.1, 2015,…
Rank this Week: 179

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Oct 23

    IN LIGHT OF ALL THE BEN BRADLEE WATERGATE HOOPLA, I should note two things: First, this Watergate m…

    IN LIGHT OF ALL THE BEN BRADLEE WATERGATE HOOPLA, I should note two things: First, this Watergate m…
    I should note two things: First, this Watergate mythbusting by Prof. Joseph Campbell, and second, that I doubt Bradlee would have done the same to a Democratic President. via pjmedia.com Exactamundo.
  • Oct 23

    Rand Paul’s Non-Isolationism | National Review Online

    Rand Paul’s Non-Isolationism | National Review Online
    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. That, apparently, is Rand Paul’s approach to convincing the political establishment and, perhaps more important, Republican-primary voters, that he is not an isolationist. via…
  • Oct 23

    Dan Henninger—Ron Klain: The Last Fixer - WSJ - WSJ

    Dan Henninger—Ron Klain: The Last Fixer - WSJ - WSJ
    The force now dooming the ability of fixers like Mr. Klain to succeed at bending reality is the Web. The political Web is today a nonstop exercise in skepticism and cynicism. True, on the outskirts of the political Web lie...
Rank this Week: 264

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/
  • Oct 23

    U.S. v. Bell (9th Cir. - Oct. 22, 2014)

    U.S. v. Bell (9th Cir. - Oct. 22, 2014)
    Defendant represents himself at a criminal trial.  The prosecution gives a closing argument.  The district judge never asks defendant if he wants to give one; instead, he simply moves on, and starts reading jury instructions.There's…
  • Oct 22

    Lofton v. Wells Fargo (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 22, 2014)

    Lofton v. Wells Fargo (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 22, 2014)
    The trial court said that it was "very, very troubled" by the events that transpired in this class action case, stating that he thought that "[i]t appears to me [that] there has been egregious misconduct and bad faith on the part of ILG…
  • Oct 22

    Blueberry Properties, Inc. v. Chow (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct 22, 2014)

    Blueberry Properties, Inc. v. Chow (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct 22, 2014)
    Do you know what an elisor is?I'll readily confess that I did not.Until today.
Rank this Week: 116

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/
  • Oct 23

    Stanford's Center for Law and the Biosciences Fellowship

    Stanford's Center for Law and the Biosciences Fellowship
    Quoting from here: Stanford Law School invites applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship Program at the Center for Law and the Biosciences. The Goal: This fellowship is intended for people who want an academic or policy career working on…
  • Oct 16

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): 5 Myths About the Human Brain Debunked, Vox In The Popular Press: How Scientists are Studying Consciousness — With Mirrors, Electrodes, and Anesthesia, Vox Let Science Decide the Voting Age,…
  • Oct 15

    "Confronting Cognitive 'Anchoring Effect' and 'Blind Spot' Biases in Federal Sentencing: A Modest Solution for Reforming a Fundamental Flaw"

    "Confronting Cognitive 'Anchoring Effect' and 'Blind Spot' Biases in Federal Sentencing: A Modest Solution for Reforming a Fundamental Flaw"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in 104 Journal of Criminal law and Criminology 489 (2014)): "Confronting Cognitive 'Anchoring Effect' and 'Blind Spot' Biases in Federal Sentencing: A Modest Solution for Reforming a…
Rank this Week: 803

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/
  • Oct 17

    Low-Income Housing Coop: Different Board, Different Result?

    Low-Income Housing Coop: Different Board, Different Result?
    A low-income housing cooperative that sought reconsideration of the IRS’s determination that it did not qualify as a 501(c)(3) received a final determination earlier this month that it indeed fail to meet the requirements of 501(c)(3). The…
  • Oct 16

    IRA Charitable Rollover Provision: Will Congress Extend or Not Extend?

    IRA Charitable Rollover Provision: Will Congress Extend or Not Extend?
    An insightful Wall Street Journal commentary addresses the likely outcome for the IRA Charitable Rollover Provision. This provision allows taxpayers aged 70.5 and older to make deductible charitable contributions (up to $100,000) from their…
  • Oct 15

    On the March to Efficiency: Millennials & Charity: Water

    On the March to Efficiency: Millennials & Charity: Water
    A concept that I have introduced through scholarly writing and blogged about here is the need for a more efficient charitable market. In August, I commented upon a Vanguard Charitable study that found millennials are more likely to see…
Rank this Week: 527

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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!
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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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