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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/
  • Dec 19

    The U.S. government's plan to "rate" college

    The U.S. government's plan to "rate" college
    The latest from IHE. The best hope is that the ratings will be such an obvious mess that they will make no difference. But realistically, almost anything the federal government puts its imprimatur on is going to have some kind...
  • Dec 19

    New on-line "Directory of Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy"

    New on-line "Directory of Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy"
    Here. The groups here are defined mainly in terms of demographic categories (race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, but also disability status), rather than ideological or philosophical orientation. Readers may submit additional names,…
  • Dec 19

    Improving the climate in philosophy?

    Improving the climate in philosophy?
    It appears there's some work to do: I regret taking so long to write you an email expressing my regrets and frustration about how you have been treated by many of your colleagues lately. I have been trying my best...
Rank this Week: 34

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: 38

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/
  • Dec 19

    Thoughts on the SSCI Report, Part II: The Program’s Brutality

    Thoughts on the SSCI Report, Part II: The Program’s Brutality
    I want to begin my review of the SSCI interrogation report and the responses from the CIA and the SSCI minority by addressing the area in which, in my view, the majority report is strongest: the allegation that the treatment of detainees…
  • Dec 19

    The Perils of Torture Agnosticism (Or, How Not to Read the SSCI Report)

    The Perils of Torture Agnosticism (Or, How Not to Read the SSCI Report)
    It’s now been 10 days since the release of the Executive Summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s (SSCI) study of the CIA detainee program—almost certainly to be known to posterity as the “torture…
  • Dec 18

    Avril Haines to Be Deputy National Security Adviser

    Avril Haines to Be Deputy National Security Adviser
    The Washington Post reports: Avril D. Haines will become deputy to national security adviser Susan E. Rice, returning to the White House just 18 months after she left to be CIA Director John Brennan’s second in command,…
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/
  • Dec 18

    Lateral hires with tenure, 2014-15

    Lateral hires with tenure, 2014-15
    MOVING TO FRONT--ORIGINALLY POSTED AUGUST 22, 2014 These are appointments with tenure that will begin in 2015; I will move this to the front at...
  • Dec 17

    ABA data on 2014 law school enrollment

    ABA data on 2014 law school enrollment
    Here; an excerpt: The 204 ABA-approved law schools reported total J.D. enrollment (full-time and part-time students) of 119,775. This is a decrease of 8,935 students...
  • Dec 15

    On retinal detachment

    On retinal detachment
    Many thanks to colleagues here and elsewhere who got in touch with their good wishes and their own stories about retinal detachment after I posted...
Rank this Week: 184

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: 2426