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Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Jan 21

    Israel's Environment: Some First Impression

    Israel's Environment: Some First Impression
    I’ve just returned from Israel, where I presented a draft paper to an environmental workshop hosted by David Schorr and Issi Rosen-Svi at the University of Tel Aviv. The trip was short, but between my interactions at the university and...
  • Jan 16

    Fifth Circuit Holds Designer and Supplier of Dry Cleaning System Is Not Liable under CERCLA as an Arranger

    Fifth Circuit Holds Designer and Supplier of Dry Cleaning System Is Not Liable under CERCLA as an Arranger
    On January 14, a panel of the Fifth Circuit (King, Jolly, Costa) issued a decision in Vine Street LLC v. Borg Warner Corporation. A subsidiary of Borg Warner sold dry cleaning machines to a dry cleaning business in Tyler, Texas,...
  • Jan 14

    Fifth Circuit Narrowly Denies Rehearing En Banc in Deepwater Horizon Case

    Fifth Circuit Narrowly Denies Rehearing En Banc in Deepwater Horizon Case
    Back on June 4, 2014, a panel of the Fifth Circuit (King, Benavides, Dennis) held that BP and Anadarko, co-owners of the Macondo Well involved in the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010, are strictly liable for fines under Clean Water...
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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/
  • Jan 26

    Sheldon Silver's referrals/origination

    Sheldon Silver's referrals/origination
    According to the story posted below (from ALM), the NY law firm that Sheldon Silver worked for never expected Silver to do any work. He would add prestige to the firm, would refer cases to it, and would be compensated...
  • Jan 26

    "Sheldon Silver’s ethical train wreck"

    "Sheldon Silver’s ethical train wreck"
    Walter Olson has an Overlawyered post rounding up several links about the Sheldon Silver affair and the relationship between certain plaintiffs lawyers and doctors.
  • Jan 25

    What's in a name? (Who signs the government's brief?)

    What's in a name? (Who signs the government's brief?)
    Prawfsblawg carries a post about who signs the federal government's SCOTUS briefs, which agencies have authority to sign their own briefs regardless of what the Solicitor General wants, and what signals might be sent when agencies do or do…
Rank this Week: 324

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jan 26

    New Career-Planning Information for Prospective Lawyers from Law School Transparency

    New Career-Planning Information for Prospective Lawyers from Law School Transparency
    Many of us have become more forceful in recent years in urging prospective and current students to give serious thought both before and during law school to the use to which they intend to put their law degrees. I regularly...
  • Jan 26

    New ALI Member

    New ALI Member
    Today the ALI announced the election of 26 new members. Among the new members are these academics: California R. Anthony Reese, Irvine – Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law Molly S. Van Houweling, Berkeley –…
  • Jan 26

    Simkovic on Distortionary Taxation of Human Capital Acquisition Cost

    Simkovic on Distortionary Taxation of Human Capital Acquisition Cost
    Mike Simkovic has a new paper up on ssrn, "Distortionary Taxation of Human Capital Acquisition Costs." Cribbing now from the abstract: High pre-tax rates of return to post-secondary education suggest underinvestment in higher…
Rank this Week: 171