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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: 157

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/
  • Dec 18

    Rose on Criminal and Civil Enforcement of Corporate Law

    Rose on Criminal and Civil Enforcement of Corporate Law
    Amanda M. Rose (Vanderbilt University - Law School) has posted Public Enforcement: Criminal versus Civil (Draft chapter, Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance (J. Gordon and G. Ringe eds.), Oxford University Press, Forthcoming) on…
  • Dec 18

    Garrett on Why Plea Bargains Are Not Confession

    Garrett on Why Plea Bargains Are Not Confession
    Brandon L. Garrett (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Why Plea Bargains are Not Confessions (William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 56, 2015 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Is a plea bargain a type of confession?...
  • Dec 18

    McCarl on Vaguene

    McCarl on Vaguene
    Ryan McCarl has posted Incoherent and Indefensible: An Interdisciplinary Critique of the Supreme Court's Void-for-Vagueness Doctrine (Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 42, No. 1, Fall 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Supreme…
Rank this Week: 140

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/
  • Dec 18

    Lennar Homes v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2014)

    Lennar Homes v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2014)
    Pigs get fat.  Hogs get slaughtered.Lennar Homes of California learns that lesson today.It put an incredibly onerous "indemnity" clause into its contract of adhesion with its home buyers, and then tried to enforce that clause to force a…
  • Dec 17

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)
    There's only one published opinion from the Ninth Circuit today.  But it's a procedural doozy.Do you remember your first year of civil procedure?  That's what this case is all about.  (At least as I read it.)  It's about…
  • Dec 15

    Abdisalan v. Holder (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)

    Abdisalan v. Holder (9th Cir. - Dec. 15, 2014)
    Sometimes circuit precedent matters.Judge Tallman writes a panel opinion in an immigration case that concludes that, under circuit precedent, Ms. Abdisalan's appeal is untimely.  Judge Watford thinks that this decision is unjust, and…
Rank this Week: 384

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/
  • Dec 18

    Structural Change and Law School

    Structural Change and Law School
    In its recent piece on dropping law school enrollment, the New York Times suggests that we are not merely witnessing a market correction. Rather, prospective students are astutely observing a structural shift in the legal market. The Times…
  • Dec 18

    New California ethics opinon about bankruptcy (non)conflict

    New California ethics opinon about bankruptcy (non)conflict
    ISSUE: If an attorney represents an individual as a debtor in a simple, no-asset Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, while simultaneously representing one or more of the individual’s creditors in unrelated matters, is the attorney required by…
  • Dec 17

    Lawyers and the PI's they hire

    Lawyers and the PI's they hire
    Amazing story at Daily Pilot and the OC Register about private investigators who were allegedly way, way out of bounds in their efforts to tail politicians who were opposed by a police union -- and about the law firm, on...
Rank this Week: 258

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/
  • Dec 17

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit
    As nonprofits and for-profits increasingly compete in the same fields, several legal issues are emerging. Two of the main issues are the following: (1) UBIT and (2) for-profit attempts to limit the market nonprofits can attract. Nonprofit…
  • Dec 17

    Belk v. Commissioner—4th Circuit Confirms That Swappable Conservation Easements Are Not Deductible

    Belk v. Commissioner—4th Circuit Confirms That Swappable Conservation Easements Are Not Deductible
    In Belk v. Commissioner, No. 13-2161 (Dec. 16, 2014), the 4th Circuit affirmed a Tax Court ruling that a conservation easement that authorized the parties to agree to “substitutions” or “swaps” (i.e., to remove some or all of the…
  • Dec 16

    Donor Refund Policy?

    Donor Refund Policy?
    Although charitable contributions traditionally have been perceived as a contract between the donor and the charity, donors who are displeased with how their funds have been used are asking for refunds according to a recent WSJ article. In…
Rank this Week: 912

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/
  • Dec 14

    'Minds, Brains and Law: A…

    'Minds, Brains and Law: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Law and Neuroscience.' Bebhinn Donnelly-Lazarov, Swansea University Neurolaw is a burgeoning field. This Swansea University College of Law conference brought many controversies to the…
  • Dec 13

    TEDx Talk on "The Dark Side of Free Will"

    TEDx Talk on "The Dark Side of Free Will"
    Gregg Caruso on "The Dark Side of Free Will":
  • Dec 12

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Brain Training Doesn’t Make You Smarter, Scientific American In The Popular Press: Special K, a Hallucinogen, Raises Hopes and Concerns as a Treatment for Depression, New York Times A Crowd Of…
Rank this Week: 1096

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: 3583

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: 2225