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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/
  • Jul 3

    AI refuted again

    AI refuted again
    New Google AI bot says purpose of life is to "live foreever." (Thanks to Michael Swanson for the pointer.)
  • Jul 2

    What does "analytic philosophy" look like to a computer?

    What does "analytic philosophy" look like to a computer?
    Jonathan Strassfeld, an intellectual historian completing a PhD at the University of Rochester on the history of American philosophy, is seeking help with research for his dissertation that involves using text mining to examine the…
  • Jul 2

    Salaita lands what looks to be a one-year position at the American University of Beirut

    Salaita lands what looks to be a one-year position at the American University of Beirut
    Via IHE. I'm very pleased to see that he will have gainful academic employment, I hope it will turn into something more permanent, assuming that the University of Illinois is not required legally to rehire him.
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Jun 29

    Ethics Opinion: Can You Threaten Another Lawyer With Disciplinary Charges?

    Ethics Opinion: Can You Threaten Another Lawyer With Disciplinary Charges?
    A new opinion issued by the Professional Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar Association discusses whether -- and under what circumstances -- an attorney may threaten another lawyer with disciplinary charges. From the digest: An…
  • Jun 28

    May a state AG stand -- or encourage others to stand -- at the clerk's office door to deny citizens' known legal rights?

    May a state AG stand -- or encourage others to stand -- at the clerk's office door to deny citizens' known legal rights?
    This time religious freedom is the apparent excuse for blatantly unprofessional conduct in the face of a Supreme Court ruling. Religious freedom of state employees cannot possibly mean that two Jewish people or two Muslim people should have…
  • Jun 27

    Innovation in Law

    Innovation in Law
    Ben Barton has two articles on Bloomberg BNA. The first is titled Law Firms Push For High-End Work is Short Sighted and the second is Lessons From the Rise of LegalZoom. These articles are relevant to the recent discussion on...
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Jul 3

    Director Comey and the Real Threat

    Director Comey and the Real Threat
    Conflation obscures issues. That's what's happening now with FBI Director Comey's arguments regarding ISIS, Going Dark, and device encryption. On Wednesday, Ben, quoting the director, discussed how the changes…
  • Jul 2

    Will the UK Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria?

    Will the UK Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria?
    Prime Minister David Cameron is looking to do more in Syria against ISIS.  Today his Minister of Defence, Michael Fallon, made the case before Parliament that the UK should participate in coalition airstrikes against ISIS inside…
  • Jul 2

    Jihadology Podcast: Jihadi Ideology/History with Nelly Lahoud

    Jihadology Podcast: Jihadi Ideology/History with Nelly Lahoud
    This episode features a discussion of jihadi primary sources from June, an interview with Nelly Lahoud, and a new segment: #SocialMedia. This episode covers jihadi primary source releases related to: Anti-Islamic State messages IS…
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/
  • Jul 3

    Visiting faculty at the top six law schools, 2015-16, 3rd draft

    Visiting faculty at the top six law schools, 2015-16, 3rd draft
    As I've done in the past, I'm posting a list of the visiting professors (who hold university appointments elsewhere) at the top six law schools,...
  • Jul 2

    Lateral hires with tenure (or equivalent), 2015-16

    Lateral hires with tenure (or equivalent), 2015-16
    These are appointments that will take effect in 2016; I will move the list to the front at various intervals as new additions come in....
  • Jun 29

    Judge Posner on the same-sex marriage decision

    Judge Posner on the same-sex marriage decision
    This line from his commentary was particularly funny: The chief justice criticizes the majority for “order[ing] the transformation of a social institution that has formed...
Rank this Week: 186

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: 2432