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Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    New Books in August

    New Books in August
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books in August: Paul Kalligas, The Enneads of Plotinus: A Commentary, Volume 1, trans. by Elizabeth Key Fowden & Nicolas Pilavachi (Princeton University Press, 2014). Galen Strawson, The…
  • Aug 30

    Have blogs been good for the philosophy profession?

    Have blogs been good for the philosophy profession?
    A graduate student writes: I get the impression that blogs are on the whole having a deleterious effect on the balance of power in the profession. The opinionated know-nothings (and insincere posturers) that we now have to pay attention to...
  • Aug 29

    AAUP enters the Illinois/Salaita fray--and some more thoughts on Salaita's contractual claims, which are stronger than I realized

    AAUP enters the Illinois/Salaita fray--and some more thoughts on Salaita's contractual claims, which are stronger than I realized
    The AAUP has sent a very strong letter that will force the Chancellor to sit up and take notice; on the facts as presently known (and as well-stated in the letter), the AAUP views this as a case of "[a]borting...
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • Aug 30

    In Memoriam: Justice Walter Croskey

    In Memoriam: Justice Walter Croskey
    At the Lectern has a nice post about the passing of California Court of Appeal Justice Walter Croskey. In our field, Croskey is perhaps best known for his thougtful opinion in Kirk, recognizing the efficacy of ethical screens.
  • Aug 27

    "Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing"

    "Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing"
    The New York Times Dealbook looks at recent developments in the law of corporpoate attorney client privilege.
  • Aug 26

    "ABA: Throwing Stones in Glass Houses?"

    "ABA: Throwing Stones in Glass Houses?"
    At CorporateCounsel.net, James Brashear offers some pointed comments about the ABA and cyber-security. Excerpt: At the ABA's 2014 annual meeting earlier this month, delegates approved a resolution that “encourages all private and public…
Rank this Week: 36

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Why Iran Won’t Leave Afghanistan

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Why Iran Won’t Leave Afghanistan
    Editor’s Note: The United States plans to draw down its military forces in Afghanistan at the end of this year, and for most Americans, this move will put the conflict behind us. One country, however, will continue to play an active…
  • Aug 30

    Judge Scheindlin Dismisses Remaining ATS Claims Against Ford and IBM in Long-running Apartheid Litigation

    Judge Scheindlin Dismisses Remaining ATS Claims Against Ford and IBM in Long-running Apartheid Litigation
    As Lawfare readers may have seen from press reports, on Thursday, SDNY Judge Shira Scheindlin dismissed the Alien Tort Statute suit against Ford Motor Company and IBM in connection with their business activities in Apartheid-era South Africa,…
  • Aug 30

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #89: Bone-Crushing Zombie Action

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #89: Bone-Crushing Zombie Action
    Here at Lawfare, we try to spot critical legal issues impacting national security before they’re really upon us . . . and eating our brains. Too often, American policymakers have not taken emerging threats seriously, only to find…
Rank this Week: 69

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 182

Texas Coastal Law Society

Texas Coastal Law Society

From the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas.

http://texascoastallaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2396