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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/
  • Aug 27

    Riskiest Drivers or Riskiest Traffic System?

    Riskiest Drivers or Riskiest Traffic System?
    According to a report on NPR and other media outlets about traffic accidents in the United States, Boston has the riskiest drivers, and Fort Collins, Colorado has the safest. The ranking is based on a study by Allstate Insurance, and...
  • Aug 27

    Half Of Concordia Law 3L's Take Semester Off Pending ABA Accreditation Decision

    Half Of Concordia Law 3L's Take Semester Off Pending ABA Accreditation Decision
    As I've previously noted, the ABA has deferred a final call on Concordia Law's provisional accreditation pending a report from a new factfinder. Since the Idaho Supreme Court declined to give Concordia grads special permission to sit for the…
  • Aug 26

    Yale's Rev. Shipman and the Blame for Anti-Semitism

    Yale's Rev. Shipman and the Blame for Anti-Semitism
    The best thing one can say about Rev. Bruce M. Shipman, the Episcopal chaplain at Yale, is that he does not bother to disguise his beliefs. In response to a New York Times article describing the rise of violent anti-Semitism...
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Aug 27

    "Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing"

    "Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing"
    The New York Times Dealbook looks at recent developments in the law of corporpoate attorney client privilege.
  • Aug 26

    "ABA: Throwing Stones in Glass Houses?"

    "ABA: Throwing Stones in Glass Houses?"
    At CorporateCounsel.net, James Brashear offers some pointed comments about the ABA and cyber-security. Excerpt: At the ABA's 2014 annual meeting earlier this month, delegates approved a resolution that “encourages all private and public…
  • Aug 25

    The Legal Ethics Implications of NSA Surveillance of Lawyer-Client Communication

    The Legal Ethics Implications of NSA Surveillance of Lawyer-Client Communication
    The September issue of the ABA Journal covers the story here. Links to our prior discussions are below: "[NSA] Eavesdropping Ensnared American Law Firm" The NSA is Listening in on Lawyer-Client Conversations ABA protests NSA spying NSA…
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • Aug 27

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Citizens Have Standing to Challenge De-Listing of Historic Site

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Citizens Have Standing to Challenge De-Listing of Historic Site
    On August 26, the D.C. Circuit (Garland, Srinivasan, Sentelle) issued a decision in Sierra Club v. Jewell, No. 12-5383. The plaintiffs in the case are environmental and historical preservation organizations seeking to protect the area of…
  • Aug 27

    D.C. Circuit Holds that FERC Misapplied Filed Rate Doctrine to Interconnection Agreement

    D.C. Circuit Holds that FERC Misapplied Filed Rate Doctrine to Interconnection Agreement
    On August 26, the D.C. Circuit (Garland, Srinivasan, Millett) issued a decision in West Deptford Energy v. FERC, No. 12-1340. The Federal Power Act, through what is known as the filed rate doctrine, requires regulated utilities to charge only…
  • Aug 26

    Troy Rule on Renewable Energy and Land Use

    Troy Rule on Renewable Energy and Land Use
    In recent years, renewable energy siting decisions have generated some of the U.S.'s most interesting and complex environmental controversies. Troy Rule (Arizona State) has just put out a new book on the subject. If you're interested in the…
Rank this Week: 1057