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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/
  • Sep 16

    Scottish Independence

    Scottish Independence
    An authoritative look at the issues from John Oliver.
  • Sep 16

    Selective outrage from the U of Illinois Chancellor

    Selective outrage from the U of Illinois Chancellor
    David Velleman (NYU) last week called my attention to this item about the vicious racist and sexist abuse to which the Illinois Chancellor, Phyllis Wise, was subjected on social media last Winter after deciding not to cancel classes on a...
  • Sep 16

    Ebola nightmare

    Ebola nightmare
    This is scary and deserves notice. And if the worst nightmare isn't realized, we will probably have Cuba to thank.
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Sep 16

    Updated Version of In Re Directives: A Quick Summary

    Updated Version of In Re Directives: A Quick Summary
    Readers likely recall that last week, documents from the In Re Directives litigation, regarding foreign intelligence surveillance directives issued to Yahoo!, were declassified. Chief among them: a new version of the Foreign Intelligence…
  • Sep 16

    Transatlantic Dialogue on Int’l Law and Armed Conflict: Geoff Corn on Battlefield Regulation and Crime

    Transatlantic Dialogue on Int’l Law and Armed Conflict: Geoff Corn on Battlefield Regulation and Crime
    Continuing our coverage of the Transatlantic Dialogue on International Law and Armed Conflict, Lawfare is pleased to publish the discussion paper for the conference that Geoff Corn (South Texas) produced on the topic of how criminal…
  • Sep 16

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #34: An Interview with Dr. Phyllis Schneck

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #34: An Interview with Dr. Phyllis Schneck
    Our guest this week is Dr. Phyllis Schneck, the Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD).    She and Marc Frey, Senior Director…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Sep 15

    In-sourcing continues apace

    In-sourcing continues apace
    WSJ carries the story. Law Firms Face New Competition — Their Own Clients Law firms are contending with growing competition from their own clients. Many companies are cutting back on their use of outside law firms, and having staff…
  • Sep 14

    Diversity in the Profession: "The Sotomayor Factor"

    Diversity in the Profession: "The Sotomayor Factor"
    I heard arguments in the NY Court of Appeals last week. The courthouse is beautiful. Inside, portraits of former judges cover the walls. Overwhelmingly, they are white men, many with whiskers. That will change. Today, there are four women…
  • Sep 13

    Why Did Prof. Steven Salaita Lose?

    Why Did Prof. Steven Salaita Lose?
    (Cross-posted, with some additions, from The Faculty Lounge) The trustees of the University of Illinois have voted 8-1 against providing Steven Salaita a tenured appointment in the department of American Indian Studies. As I have written…
Rank this Week: 227

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: 421

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: 3922