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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Constructing Constitutional Authority

    Constructing Constitutional Authority
    Governor Greg Abbott of Texas is in the news again.  After endorsing Sandy's project of calling for a constitutional convention, he recently spoke at an event on the state's challenge to the President's plan on illegal immigration and…
  • Apr 28

    Chomsky and Moral Philosophy

    Chomsky and Moral Philosophy
    Some Balkinization readers might be interested in "Chomsky and Moral Philosophy," a new paper I recently posted to SSRN.  It will appear in the second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky (J. McGilvray, ed.), which is due…
  • Apr 25

    Can Originalists Promote Originalism through Strategic Judging?

    Can Originalists Promote Originalism through Strategic Judging?
    Over at Law and Liberty, Steve Smith wonders how it might be possible to give nonoriginalist judges, especially on the left, incentives to decide more cases according to originalism. His solution: "reactivism." After the Supreme Court decides…
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Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Apr 19

    Library Tip: Exam Prep Material

    Library Tip: Exam Prep Material
    Dear Students: Exams are near and the law library has a variety of resources to help.
  • Apr 12

    Legal Research in Big Law Firm

    Legal Research in Big Law Firm
                                    
  • Apr 12

    Library Tip:Legal Research in Big Law Firm

    Library Tip:Legal Research in Big Law Firm
    For more than ten years I have contacted librarians at Am Law 100 law firms to learn about their firms’ expectations of incoming attorneys’ and summer associates’ legal research skills. During this interval, I have also…
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Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    A Trend at Pat Con: Regulating Patents Earlier

    A Trend at Pat Con: Regulating Patents Earlier
    I was thrilled to attend "Pat Con 6" this year at Boston College, thanks to this year's host David Olson, along with Andrew Torrence and David Schwartz.  I noted a trend in several of the papers: many sought, either explicitly or…
  • Apr 28

    Jonathan Masur on Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis at the PTO

    Jonathan Masur on Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis at the PTO
    Federal agencies are required to use cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for all "economically significant" regulations—those with an impact of at least $100 million. Given the economic importance of patents, even small procedural changes at…
  • Apr 26

    The AIA Is Not a Taking

    The AIA Is Not a Taking
    I have just published, along with Ben Picozzi, a response to Greg Dolin and Irina Manta's article, Taking Patents. In the response we refute Dolin and Manta's argument that the America Invents Act effectuated a compensable "taking" under the…
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Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Mar 19

    Exhibit talk: "A Martyr to the Cause: The Mooney Trial, the Communist Party, and the Pleasures of Propagandt"

    Exhibit talk: "A Martyr to the Cause: The Mooney Trial, the Communist Party, and the Pleasures of Propagandt"
    In conjunction with its ongoing exhibition, “Free Tom Mooney! The Yale Law Library’s Tom Mooney Collection,” the Law Library is sponsoring a talk by exhibition co-curator Lorne Bair, owner of Lorne Bair Rare Books. Bair will…
  • Mar 15

    The "Blackstone World Tour" comes to an end

    The "Blackstone World Tour" comes to an end
    After an eight-month voyage to England and Australia, the Law Library’s exhibition, “250 Years of Blackstone’s Commentaries,” is on its way home. Its last stop was at the Sir John Salmond Law Library, University of…
  • Feb 16

    Guide to Slavic holding

    Guide to Slavic holding
    The Rare Book Collection’s Slavic holdings are now described in “Slavic, East European and Central Asian Libguide: Law Library”, courtesy of the Yale University Library Slavic & East European Collection. The guide…
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The Yale Law Journal Online

The Yale Law Journal Online

From Yale Law School.

http://www.yalelawjournal.org/
  • Feb 2

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism
    Americans are increasingly polarized on gun rights and gun policy, leading some scholars to ask whether the Second Amendment provides a tool to manage disagreement and promote decentralization. Joseph Blocher’s Firearm Localism takes up…
  • Feb 2

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism
    Americans are increasingly polarized on gun rights and gun policy, leading some scholars to ask whether the Second Amendment provides a tool to manage disagreement and promote decentralization. Joseph Blocher’s Firearm Localism takes up…
  • Jan 16

    Why Motives Matter: Reframing the Crowding Out Effect of Legal Incentive

    Why Motives Matter: Reframing the Crowding Out Effect of Legal Incentive
    123 Yale L.J. 1070 (2014).Legal rules and regulations are routinely rationalized by appeal to the incentives they create. This Note examines an important but misunderstood fact about incentives—namely, that they often “crowd…
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Jason the Content Librarian

Jason the Content Librarian

Covers technology, libraries, and the Internet. By Jason Eiseman.

http://www.jasoneiseman.com/blog
  • Feb 23

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie
    ReadWriteWeb is reporting that “Internet Archive Partners With 150 Libraries to Launch an E-Book Lending Program.”
  • Feb 17

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian
    Following up on my post yesterday, I have been thinking for awhile about adding more video to this blog. The problem is getting the motivation during busy work times to create the content can be difficult. However, I think I’ve come up with…
  • Feb 16

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord
    Everyone is busy imagining why the IBM computer Watson is so important to their own industry. Robert C. Weber writes in the National Law Journal about how great it will be when computers like Watson can perform legal research on their own.
Rank this Week: 1385

Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
  • Dec 14

    New exhibit: Yale Journal of International Law: Then and Now

    New exhibit: Yale Journal of International Law: Then and Now
    A new display highlighting the history of the Yale Journal of International law is mounted on L1 of the law library. The journal went through two name changes over the years since its inception in…
  • Mar 31

    New Exhibit: Detention on a Global Scale

    New Exhibit: Detention on a Global Scale
    The Yale Law School is hosting the combined Robert L.
  • Nov 4

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law
    A new exhibit showcasing a selection of representative works on international judicial lawmaking in the law library foreign and international law collection is now on display on L1 of the law library. The selections of works highlight the…
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Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

Discusses new titles and current issues in collection development for law librarians who collect foreign and international law at their institutions.

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
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