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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

By Professors D. Benjamin Barros and Alfred L. Brophy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 17

    Tennessee Hates Buse

    Tennessee Hates Buse
    According to Wired, Tennessee has imposed a state-wide ban on Bus Rapid Transit: Tennessee lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favor a bill that bans the construction of bus rapid transit (BRT) in two counties, one of which includes the city…
  • Apr 17

    Jordan on the Rule Against Perpetuities and the Relation Back Doctrine

    Jordan on the Rule Against Perpetuities and the Relation Back Doctrine
    Martha Jordan (Duquesne) has posted Requiem for Pennsylvania's Rule Against Perpetuities? (Duquesne Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The purpose of this article is not to debate the wisdom of repealing the rule against perpetuities…
  • Apr 16

    The Property Story at Bundy Ranch

    The Property Story at Bundy Ranch
    It's not often an individual citzen manages to bully the federal government, but that's exactly what's happening out in Utah: Twenty-one years ago, rancher Cliven Bundy stopped paying his grazing fees. Bundy does not recognize federal…
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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Professors Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 17

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment
    In 2002, then-Governor Jeb Bush appointed 5 members to a panel to advise about an alleged med mal crisis. The panel recommended med mal caps on non-economic damages. In 2003, the legislature passed a cap; the Florida Supreme Court…
  • Apr 16

    LA: Bill to Drop $50K Limit for Jury Trial Voted Down by House

    LA: Bill to Drop $50K Limit for Jury Trial Voted Down by House
    Two weeks ago, I reported that a bill to remove the $50K minimum to request a jury trial had passed a key committee vote in the House. Today the full House voted the bill down 51-49, with 5 members not...
  • Apr 16

    Thomas on Declining Jury Trial

    Thomas on Declining Jury Trial
    Suja Thomas (Illinois) has posted to SSRN Blackstone's Curse: The Fall of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries and the Rise of the Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary, and the States. The abstract provides: When we watch television and…
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Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day

    7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day
    IT’S HERE!  Today is the 7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day!  ACTIVITIES/RESOURCES:  Even if you have your own resources, please also direct patients, residents, clients, and the public to…
  • Apr 15

    International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice - ABSTRACT DEADLINE

    International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice - ABSTRACT DEADLINE
    From August 13-15  2014, the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia will be hosting the International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice.  The call for abstracts closes Wednesday,…
  • Apr 14

    The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying

    The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying
    Posted today and available for free from JAMA:  "The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying." A summary of the trend toward legalization that I prepared with David Orentlicher and Ben Rich.
Rank this Week: 579

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • Apr 3

    Researching Delaware criminal sentencing

    Researching Delaware criminal sentencing
    Here’s a quick list of sources for researching Delaware criminal sentences. Title 11, chapter 5 of the Delaware Code defines crimes in Delaware and gives the classification of each crime. Title 11 chapter 42 of the Delaware Code…
  • Mar 31

    The old razzle dazzle and other licensed amusement

    The old razzle dazzle and other licensed amusement
    While doing some research on a more serious topic, I happened to notice an index entry in the 1915 Delaware Code: “Razzle-dazzle keepers, license of.” What exactly was a razzle-dazzle keeper and why did it require a license? The…
  • Mar 4

    Law library spring break hour

    Law library spring break hour
    This week the Delaware campus law library is on shorter hours for Spring Break. February 28     8 AM to 8 PM March 1              9 AM to 5 PM March 2  …
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Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
  • Apr 15

    SPRING HOLIDAY APRIL 18-20, 2014

    SPRING HOLIDAY APRIL 18-20, 2014
    April 18–19      9 a.m.—5 p.m. April 20            3 p.m.—Midnight
  • Feb 26

    SPRING BREAK HOURS – FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 9

    SPRING BREAK HOURS – FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 9
    Feb. 28                        8 a.m.—8 p.m. March…
  • Feb 14

    February 15, 2014

    February 15, 2014
    Due to anticipated inclement weather, the Harrisburg campus of Widener Law, including the Law Library, will open at 11am Saturday, February 15, 2015. The library will remain open until 10pm.
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Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

Covers intellectual property and other legal issues affecting the entertainment and fashion industry.

http://fameappeal.com
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Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Conscience & Conviction

    Conscience & Conviction
    The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959.This is one of several Rockwell paintings that can serve more or less as a civics lesson (cf. the 1964 painting, The…
  • Apr 4

    Prosoche in the Daily Life a Salonnière in the French Enlightenment

    Prosoche in the Daily Life a Salonnière in the French Enlightenment
    With the Enlightenment, the very way conversation was thought about changed; it no longer dealt only with the aesthetic preoccupations of a privileged elite but now addressed the basic problems of the new culture. The spoken word had to …
  • Mar 25

    Words of law

    Words of law
    With apologies to The Mamas and the Papas: Words of law, soft and tender,Won't win a court's heart any more.Cite the canons, then you must send lawSomewhere where it’s never been before.Worn out phrases and longing gazesWon't get you…
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WUSL Admissions Blogs

WUSL Admissions Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.law.widener.edu/admissionsmain
  • Feb 12

    Are you thinking about going to law school?

    Are you thinking about going to law school?
    If you are thinking about going to law school and entering the legal profession, then I invite you to follow me on our Admissions Blogs.  Not too long ago, I was sitting in your seat.  I remember anxiously awaiting my LSAT score,…
  • Dec 5

    Law School Application Process – The Basic

    Law School Application Process – The Basic
    Travel season is over and I am back in the office! One request that pops up time and time again when I interact with prospective law students is to describe the overall application process to law school. Here are the basics: First and…
  • Sep 9

    Am I Ready? – Thoughts from 1L Darryl Green

    Am I Ready? – Thoughts from 1L Darryl Green
    The start of law school can be daunting. 1L Darryl Green weighs in on preparing for the great undertaking:   As the days get crossed off my calendar, I find myself getting closer and closer to my law school’s orientation week.…
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Workers Compensation Blog

Workers Compensation Blog

Covers Pennsylvania workers compensation law. By Norfleet and Lafferty, LLC.

http://www.workers-compensation-blog.com/
  • Mar 18

    Workers Compensation Quiz: Part 2.

    Workers Compensation Quiz: Part 2.
    6.____  I can settle my claim for a lump sum payment. 7.____  Because I am getting workers compensation benefits, I will also get Social Security Disability. 8.____  If I die while collecting benefits my spouse will continue to…
  • Mar 12

    True or False? Workers’ Compensation Quiz.

    True or False? Workers’ Compensation Quiz.
    Here is the first short quiz for you to test your knowledge about workers compensation benefits in Pennsylvania.  Answer each statement either a true or false response.  The answers are provided at the end of the quiz with a…
  • Mar 6

    Voluntary and Mandatory Mediation in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Cases.

    Voluntary and Mandatory Mediation in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Cases.
    Mediation in the field of workers compensation is an extremely effective procedure that promotes faster resolution of disputed claims at a likely lower cost to both parties.  In Pennsylvania, workers compensation cases can be scheduled…
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