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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Feb 12

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.12.16

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.12.16
    Ed. note: In honor of Presidents' Day, Above the Law will not be publishing on Monday. We hope everyone is able to enjoy a nice, long weekend! See you online on Tuesday. * What kind of constitution would the Rebels have written after…
  • Feb 12

    Will PPP Be Dethroned?

    Will PPP Be Dethroned?
    While PPP is by far the favorite metric for partners and other recruiter shops, all partners will be better off examining the data more closely before shooting their business plan and résumé out to a low-paying firm.
  • Feb 12

    Stat Of The Week: Dubious ROI In A Booming Lateral Partner Market

    Stat Of The Week: Dubious ROI In A Booming Lateral Partner Market
    There is increasing doubt about the efficacy of a law firm growth strategy based on lateral partner acquisitions.
Rank this Week: 3

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Feb 12

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    Thread. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 11

    Milwaukee Debate Thread

    Milwaukee Debate Thread
    Sorry everyone, I just found out there's a Democratic debate tonight. Here's a thread to discuss it. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 11

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    Like BTD, I'm busy at work. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 4

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Feb 12

    Amidst 32% Enrollment Decline, University Of Minnesota Funds $16 Million Law School Operating Deficit

    Amidst 32% Enrollment Decline, University Of Minnesota Funds $16 Million Law School Operating Deficit
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press, UMN Law School Losses Expected to Total $16M by 2018: With applicants down by half since 2010, the University of Minnesota Law School has been buying out faculty, soliciting more donations and accepting cash…
  • Feb 12

    Lipman Presents De/reconstructing The Shared Responsibility Payment Under the Affordable Car Act At Utah

    Lipman Presents De/reconstructing The Shared Responsibility Payment Under the Affordable Car Act At Utah
    Francine J. Lipman (UNLV) presented De/reconstructing the Shared Responsibility Payment Under the Affordable Car Act at Utah as part of its Faculty Workshop Series: This paper first details and then revises the newly implemented penalty tax…
  • Feb 12

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    Alliance for Competitive Taxation, Busting the Top 6 Corporate Tax Myths of 2015 Bloomberg, Putin's New Internet Czar Wants Apple and Google to Pay More Taxes Bloomberg, Wall Street Partners Targeted for Obamacare Tax in Budget Plan CNN,…
Rank this Week: 5

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Investment Property Scheme Sentence

    Investment Property Scheme Sentence
    Minas Litos, 50, Saint John, Indiana; Adrian Tartareanu, 45, Saint John, Indiana; and Daniela Tartareanu, 44, Saint John, Indiana; were sentenced in federal court by Chief Judge Philip Simon  for conspiracy and wire fraud. Litos…
  • Feb 10

    Investment Scheme Co-Founder Pleads Guilty

    Investment Scheme Co-Founder Pleads Guilty
    Frank Enrique Lleras, 30, Charlotte, North Carolina, the co-founder of a Charlotte-area property investment firm, pleaded guilty to securities fraud and wire fraud, in connection with an investment fraud scheme involving real estate…
  • Feb 9

    Foreclosure Prevention Fraud Ends with Sentencing

    Foreclosure Prevention Fraud Ends with Sentencing
    Emily Suzanne Vasquez, 47, Inglewood, California, was sentenced in Nevada 12-48 months in prison after being convicted of one count of attempted theft, a category “C” felony. Vasquez was sentenced as a result of a local, state and…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
  • Dec 29

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By DG: My time on the registry has been nothing short of a nightmare that you never wake. My crime was sexual assault of a child, sounds and…
  • Dec 29

    Life lesson

    Life lesson
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By TC: We'll here it goes. I had a girlfriend and she had a daughter. We meet at our work. We started dating and after awhile we moved in…
Rank this Week: 7

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Feb 12

    O'Malley on Neoliberalism and Criminal Justice

    O'Malley on Neoliberalism and Criminal Justice
    Pat O'Malley (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) has posted Neoliberalism, Crime and Criminal Justice on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Neoliberalism has played a prominent role in criminological accounts of criminal justice and penal…
  • Feb 12

    Zatz on Disparate Impact

    Zatz on Disparate Impact
    Noah Zatz (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) has posted Disparate Impact and the Unity of Equality Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article offers a new theory of disparate impact liability. This theory...
  • Feb 12

    Fox-Decent on "Sovereignty's Promise"

    Fox-Decent on "Sovereignty's Promise"
    Evan Fox-Decent (McGill University - Faculty of Law) has posted three excerpts from Sovereignty's Promise: The State as Fiduciary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011): Sovereignty's Promise: The State as Fiduciary: This is the front matter…
Rank this Week: 10

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Feb 12

    Venezuela Supreme Court approves president's emergency decree

    Venezuela Supreme Court approves president's emergency decree
    The Supreme Court of Venezuela on Thursday upheld President Nicolás Maduro’s “economic emergency decree” as legal and valid despite Congress’s rejection. The decree allows [Reuters report] the president to…
  • Feb 12

    UN rights experts urge Nigeria to ensure safety of liberated area

    UN rights experts urge Nigeria to ensure safety of liberated area
    UN human rights experts urged [press release] the Nigerian government Friday to guarantee the safety of areas liberated from Boko Haram. The UN experts expressed concern for the safety of internally displaced persons (IDPs) returning home to…
  • Feb 12

    Amnesty: Bahrain rights reform outlook bleak

    Amnesty: Bahrain rights reform outlook bleak
    Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] reported [text] on Thursday that nearly five years after Bahrain’s Day of Rage [BBC report] protests sparked international concern over Bahraini government accountability in human rights,…
Rank this Week: 11

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 12

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

Covers renewable energy, green technology, green building, climate change, and financial incentives.

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Feb 7

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

    All Good Things Must Come To An End
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue…
  • Dec 20

    LEED® Certification Milestone

    LEED® Certification Milestone
    Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  Filed under: Green Building Tagged: Green Building, LEED®, Sustainability Practices, USGBC
  • Dec 8

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
    Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA)…
Rank this Week: 13

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Feb 12

    Judge: Letter In ISIS Trial Not Protected By Marital Privilege

    Judge: Letter In ISIS Trial Not Protected By Marital Privilege
    A federal judge in an upcoming terrorism trial is allowing the government to present jurors with a letter that a suspected Islamic State supporter wrote to his wife, rejecting arguments that the letter was protected by marital privilege.
  • Feb 12

    Judge Abdul K. Kallon: From Sierra Leone to a Shot at the 11th Circuit

    Judge Abdul K. Kallon: From Sierra Leone to a Shot at the 11th Circuit
    U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon, a Sierra Leone native who moved to America in 1980, was nominated by President Barack Obama to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Feb 12

    Texas Commission Recommends Ban on Bite-Mark Evidence

    Texas Commission Recommends Ban on Bite-Mark Evidence
    A Texas commission recommended on Friday that the state suspend the use of bite-mark evidence in criminal cases pending additional research.
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 12

    Complete List to SCOTUSBlog On-Line Symposium on United States v. Texa

    Complete List to SCOTUSBlog On-Line Symposium on United States v. Texa
    Here is a complete list to the SCOTUSBlog On-Line Symposium on United States v. Texas. I must admit that I found the title to John Eastman's contribution to be WAY over the top. Date Author Post Title 02.11.16 John Eastman...
  • Feb 12

    Average Wait Time in Immigration Court Rises -- Again

    Average Wait Time in Immigration Court Rises -- Again
    TRAC reports that, as of the end of January 2016, open cases in U.S. Immigration Court have been waiting for an average of 667 days, a new high. This is 3.7 percent longer than the 643 days average wait time...
  • Feb 12

    Sanders, Clinton Agree on Need for Immigration Reform (and a Path to Legalization), End the Raid

    Sanders, Clinton Agree on Need for Immigration Reform (and a Path to Legalization), End the Raid
    In the Democratic presidential debate last night, Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton agreed on the need for immigration reform and an end to the use of immigration raids to enforce the immigration laws. KJ…
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 18

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Feb 12

    Firms and Fiduciarie

    Firms and Fiduciarie
    Scholarship on fiduciary law is enjoying a new burst of energy in the U.S., and I am grateful to be...
  • Feb 11

    Financial Regulation By Deal, Again

    Financial Regulation By Deal, Again
    How should we regulate the derivatives markets? Dodd-Frank gave the CFTC (and SEC, for securities derivatives) the power to act....
  • Feb 9

    Timothy Geithner's Semi-Charmed Life

    Timothy Geithner's Semi-Charmed Life
    Former NY Fed Chair, Secretary of Treasury, and tax scofflaw Timothy Geithner is in the news again. The now-president of...
Rank this Week: 19

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Feb 5

    Arnow-Richman on Unilateral Modification of At-Will Contract Term

    Arnow-Richman on Unilateral Modification of At-Will Contract Term
    Rachel Arnow-Richman (Denver) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming 57 Boston College L. Rev.___ (2016)) Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts. Here's the abstract: [Employers often unilaterally alter the terms of at-will…
  • Feb 5

    Bauries Voted Full Professor

    Bauries Voted Full Professor
    A belated but heartfelt congratulations to Scott Bauries (Kentucky), who last week was voted up for full professorship. Scott's colleagues at Kentucky are extraordinarily lucky to have him a member of their faculty, and I am equally lucky to…
  • Feb 5

    Breastfeeding at Work

    Breastfeeding at Work
    As we are well aware, breastfeeding in the workplace continues to be a controversial employment law issue. Recent case law and regulations on the topic have helped to provide some guidance on this issue. The United States is not alone...
Rank this Week: 20

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 12

    Competition Law in Latin America: A Practical Guide

    Competition Law in Latin America: A Practical Guide
    Julian Pena and Marcelo Calliari have edited Competition Law in Latin America: A Practical Guide. BOOK ABSTRACT: In the past few years Latin American countries have taken giant steps to reposition their competition authorities in the global…
  • Feb 12

    EU Competition Law: Current Issues in a Global Context Brussels, Belgium 20 May 2016

    EU Competition Law: Current Issues in a Global Context Brussels, Belgium 20 May 2016
    King's College Centre of European Law Conference in co-operation with Crowell & Moring LLP EU Competition Law: Current Issues in a Global Context Hilton Brussels Grand Place, Carrefour de l’Europe, 1000 Brussels, Belgium 20 May 2016,…
  • Feb 12

    Vertical Foreclosure in the Movie Industry

    Vertical Foreclosure in the Movie Industry
    Jaedo Choi, Yonsei University Yun Jeong Choi, Yonsei University and Minki Kim, Yonsei University Vertical Foreclosure in the Movie Industry. ABSTRACT: In this paper, we analyze the market foreclosure effects resulting from vertical…
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 12

    When The Experts Cannot Be Trusted

    When The Experts Cannot Be Trusted
    There have been a number of cases recently where financial advisers and sellers who had “blue-chip reputations have been accused of either staggering incompetence or outright fraud that led to multimillion-dollar losses.” People need to…
  • Feb 12

    When There Is A Dispute Over A Joint Operating Agreement

    When There Is A Dispute Over A Joint Operating Agreement
    Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs) are often used by operators in the oil and gas industry to share some of the risks and expenses of oil and gas exploration. Whenever there is a disagreement between the operators the JOA dispute could...
  • Feb 12

    2016 Tax Deductible Limits Increased For Long-Term-Care Insurance

    2016 Tax Deductible Limits Increased For Long-Term-Care Insurance
    The amount of money that tax-payers may deduct from their tax returns this year when purchasing long-term-care insurance or paying monthly policy premiums has been increased by the IRS. “Monthly premiums for long-term-care insurance…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Magistrate Refuses To Dismiss Suit Against Anti-Falun Gong Organization

    Magistrate Refuses To Dismiss Suit Against Anti-Falun Gong Organization
    In Jingrong v. Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16560 (ED NY, Jan. 28, 2016), a group of Falun Gong practitioners in Flushing Queens, New York sued an allegedly virulent anti-Falun Gong organization under…
  • Feb 12

    Denial of Permit For Muslim Cemetery Was Arbitrary and Capriciou

    Denial of Permit For Muslim Cemetery Was Arbitrary and Capriciou
    The Farmington (MN) Independent reported yesterday on a decision last month by a Dakota County, Minnesota trial court judge holding that the Castle Rock Township board of supervisors' decision to deny a permit for a Muslim cemetery was…
  • Feb 12

    Title VII Suit Dismissed Under Ministerial Exception

    Title VII Suit Dismissed Under Ministerial Exception
    In Moreno v. Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16543 (ED NY, Jan. 20, 2016), a New York federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing a Title VII action brought by an African-American Episcopal pastor who claimed…
Rank this Week: 23

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Feb 12

    A Comparative Critique of "The Ultimate Unifying Approach to Complying With All Laws and Regulations"

    A Comparative Critique of "The Ultimate Unifying Approach to Complying With All Laws and Regulations"
    In the new Green Bag, Daniel Solove and Woodrow Hartzog have an article titled "The Ultimate Unifying Approach to Complying With All Laws and Regulations." It's described here. This is the SSRN abstract: "There are countless…
  • Feb 12

    The Borders of Black History

    The Borders of Black History
    Black history is often regarded as primarily a matter of race or skin color, whereas Latino and Asian American history are about borders. But I tend to think that borders have played an important role in African American history too: the…
  • Feb 11

    Judicial supremacy and professional responsibility

    Judicial supremacy and professional responsibility
    The ethics complaint filed against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last summer will proceed to a State Bar investigation. (H/T: Josh Blackman) The complaint stems from a letter Paxton sent to county clerks in the wake of Obergefell,…
Rank this Week: 24

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 25

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Feb 12

    CFP: Teaching Methods Section Newsletter

    CFP: Teaching Methods Section Newsletter
    The Newsletter for the AALS Section on Teaching Methods welcomes paper submissions on new ideas to implement ABA Standards, 302, 304, and 314. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 28, 2016. More...
  • Feb 12

    Symposium: Ethical Lawyers in a Changing Profession — Washington, DC

    Symposium: Ethical Lawyers in a Changing Profession — Washington, DC
    Georgetown University Law Center will host The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics Volume XXIX Symposium entitled Remaining Ethical Lawyers in a Changing Profession on Friday, March 18, 2016. For more information and to...
  • Feb 12

    Indian Sports Mascots — Lawrence, KS

    Indian Sports Mascots — Lawrence, KS
    The University of Kansas School of Law presents the 20th Annual Tribal Law & Government Conference, Examining and Reconsidering Indian Mascots in the 21st Century, March 11, 2016.
Rank this Week: 26

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 27

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    There is still more commentary on Tuesday’s order blocking the Obama administration’s implementation of its “Clean Power Plan.”  The editorial board of The New York Times characterizes the order as “deeply…
  • Feb 11

    Symposium: Barack Obama is not king

    Symposium: Barack Obama is not king
    John Eastman is the founding director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and a constitutional law professor at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law. “I’m president, I’m not…
  • Feb 11

    Symposium: United States v. Texas – The road to perpetual immigration gridlock?

    Symposium: United States v. Texas – The road to perpetual immigration gridlock?
    Kevin Johnson is Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies at UC Davis School of Law. United States v. Texas raises critically important legal issues concerning the discretion of the executive branch in the…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 12

    A2J DIY 5: Provide Some Services on a Flat-Rate Basi

    A2J DIY 5: Provide Some Services on a Flat-Rate Basi
    This post continues my discussion of remunerative practice models that improve access to justice. I spent a good bit of space in my post on unbundled services, also known as limited-scope retainers, dumping on the comprehensive…
  • Feb 12

    Promoting Better Practices – a Proactive Approach to Lawyer and Paralegal Regulation

    Promoting Better Practices – a Proactive Approach to Lawyer and Paralegal Regulation
    Among regulators across Canada, and internationally, there is increasing interest in proactive regulatory initiatives that focus on better practice management to achieve improved client service and professional conduct. Traditionally, law…
  • Feb 12

    “The Franchise”

    “The Franchise”
    Almost two years ago, I asked here on Slaw “Is It Time For A National Retail Law Firm?”. I argued that some twenty plus years on from the dawn of the national firm model in the business law context, there was a growing opportunity…
Rank this Week: 29

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Mr Justice Arnold foresees no infringing saline use in Actavis' pemetrexed future

    Mr Justice Arnold foresees no infringing saline use in Actavis' pemetrexed future
    The AmeriKat taking a much needednap in preparation for opening all thoseValentine's Day cards...If you were at a loss as to what to get that special patent litigator in your life this Valentine's Day, look no further.  Mr Justice Arnold…
  • Feb 12

    Why it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive explanation of trademark

    Why it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive explanation of trademark
    Fellow Kat Eleonora asked in her post of yesterday-- “Is trademark law difficult?”, focusing on the complexity of the trademark registration process. A similar question recently occurred to this Kat, but from a different…
  • Feb 11

    Life of a national/EU trade mark ... in a map

    Life of a national/EU trade mark ... in a map
    Is trade mark law difficult? Usually, the response that one gets (with a serious/defeated tone) when asking this question is: "Yes because of the Court of Justice of the European Union that has added all those trade mark functions".But…
Rank this Week: 30

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 31

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 12

    Southwest sliding into a drier climate

    Southwest sliding into a drier climate
    News release: “The weather patterns that typically bring moisture to the southwestern United States are becoming more rare, an indication that the region is sliding into the drier climate state predicted by global models, according to a…
  • Feb 12

    Policy Solutions to Fulfill the Promise of Health Information Transformation

    Policy Solutions to Fulfill the Promise of Health Information Transformation
    Laughlin, Chris, Policy Solutions to Fulfill the Promise of the Health Information Transformation (November 12, 2015). Silicon Flatirons Center, 2016. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2731863 “The healthcare…
  • Feb 12

    Launch of the United Nations iLibrary

    Launch of the United Nations iLibrary
    “United Nations Publications is pleased to announce the launch of the United Nations iLibrary, the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and dissemination platform for digital content created by the United Nations. Available…
Rank this Week: 32

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 33

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Construction, Employer Class Action, Trade Secrets, Taxes, Data: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network

    Construction, Employer Class Action, Trade Secrets, Taxes, Data: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network
    Another big week for launches on the LexBlog Network. We’ve got five blogs going live this week all from very smart firms. Let’s get to it. First up we’ve got another Bradley Arant Boult Cummings blog joining the network…
  • Feb 12

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Workplace Valentines, Uber, Puyallup Marijuana

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Workplace Valentines, Uber, Puyallup Marijuana
    Wrapping up a busy week here at LXBN with some great stories from today’s batch of news. Let’s get to it. Driving Uber Crazy: Worker Class Action Lawsuits Ramp Up – Los Angeles attorney Daniel Kitzes of Squire Patton Boggs…
  • Feb 11

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Avocados, Nursing, and Cupid

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Avocados, Nursing, and Cupid
    Headlining LXBN I’ve got a story today about how the FCC’s proposal is (as per usual) raising the ire of cable companies—but maybe it shouldn’t be. Zika Virus: Appropriate Workplace Responses – Mintz…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
Rank this Week: 35

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 12

    Repeated.donor.miracle

    Repeated.donor.miracle
    That’s the address for the MiamiLaw quadrangle’s center point, as assigned by the exciting new mapping software from What3Words. Our Dean will love that.
  • Feb 11

    Figure

    Figure
    Baby carrots are not baby carrots. I should probably add a category for “stuff everyone else knew.” But, even though I had vaguely wondered how it could be economic to grow so many carrots and harvest them at a tiny ……
  • Feb 10

    Weirdest Ad of the Year?

    Weirdest Ad of the Year?
    This is a genuine Cruz-for-Prez production aimed at Donald Trump. Weird doesn’t begin to describe it.
Rank this Week: 36

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
Rank this Week: 37

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Feb 12

    Evidence Suggests the Sony Hackers Are Alive and Well and Still Hacking

    Evidence Suggests the Sony Hackers Are Alive and Well and Still Hacking
    Researchers have uncovered ties between the attack against Sony in late 2014 and more recent hacks, suggesting the culprits are still active. The post Evidence Suggests the Sony Hackers Are Alive and Well and Still Hacking appeared first on…
  • Feb 9

    How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioner

    How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioner
    Researchers show how hackers can manipulate the remote on-off device installed on some air conditioners to cause a blackout. The post How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioners appeared first on WIRED.
  • Feb 9

    Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing

    Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing
    The thumb drives gathering dust in your desk drawer could help to open one of the world's most closed countries. The post Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 11

    Student Reporters and Their First Amendment Right

    Student Reporters and Their First Amendment Right
    Writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Peter Schmidt discusses a push to protect student journalists.
  • Feb 10

    Dimopoulos, Mitchell, and Voon on The Tobacco Industry and FOIA Law

    Dimopoulos, Mitchell, and Voon on The Tobacco Industry and FOIA Law
    Georgina Dimopoulos, Andrew D. Mitchell, and Tania S. L. Voon, all of the University of Melbourne Law School, are publishing The Tobacco Industry's Strategic Use of Freedom of Information Laws: A Comparative Analysis in the Oxford University…
  • Feb 10

    Campbell on Speech-Facilitating Conduct

    Campbell on Speech-Facilitating Conduct
    Wesley J. Campbell, Stanford Law School, is publishing Speech-Facilitating Conduct in volume 68 of the Stanford Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Free speech doctrine generally protects only expression, leaving regulations of…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Feb 11

    Introducing Maike Isaac

    Introducing Maike Isaac
    It is our great pleasure today to introduce Maike Isaac as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Maike received a Master of Law degree (LL.M.) in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from Viadrina University in Germany and a Master…
  • Feb 11

    The Prosecution of Sexual Violence against Men in International Criminal Law

    The Prosecution of Sexual Violence against Men in International Criminal Law
    International criminal law has been vital in fostering the understanding of sexual violence against women in armed conflict as a weapon of war that targets a woman’s role in society. In particular, the jurisprudence of the International…
  • Feb 11

    Write On! Call for Papers: Colonial Law Conference, Helsinki (deadline March 1)

    Write On! Call for Papers: Colonial Law Conference, Helsinki (deadline March 1)
    The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki has announced a call for papers for the Conference “Law Between Global and Colonial: Techniques of Empire,” to be held…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Feb 9

    ABA adopts Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Service

    ABA adopts Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Service
    At yesterday's Midyear Meeting, the ABA House of Delegates adopted Resolution 105, Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Services. This resolution is a product of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services.…
  • Feb 3

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer
    A new study of lawyers from 19 states reveals the extent of substance use and depression. From the study's abstract: Attorneys experience problematic drinking that is hazardous, harmful, or otherwise consistent with alcohol use disorders at a…
  • Jan 20

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two
    [Cross posted from The Faculty Lounge] Is it true, as Alice Goffman asserted in On the Run, that To round up enough young men to meet their informal quotas and satisfy their superiors, the [Philadelphia] police wait outside hospitals…
Rank this Week: 41

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Senator Ted Cruz Personal Injury Lawyer

    Senator Ted Cruz Personal Injury Lawyer
    Ted Cruz has made a lot of enemies.  I cannot remember a legitimate candidate for president who seemed to be as personally disliked as Ted Cruz.   This quote in the Washington Post describes how he was viewed when he attended…
  • Feb 9

    Value of Baltimore Personal Injury Cases Post Freddie Gray

    Value of Baltimore Personal Injury Cases Post Freddie Gray
    Baltimore City settled a wrongful death and survival action by Freddie Gray’s family for $6.4 million.  The criminally unfair Maryland Local Government Tort Claim Act would have capped these claims at $400,000.  So Baltimore…
  • Jan 14

    New Federal Opinion on Johns Hopkins Malpractice Lawsuit

    New Federal Opinion on Johns Hopkins Malpractice Lawsuit
    Johns Hopkins is quite possibly the greatest hospital in the history of the world.  People come from all over the world to get the best medical care that Hopkins can provide.  The U.S District Court in Baltimore decided this week a…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Feb 12

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 30: Losing Our Way on Geographical Indication

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 30: Losing Our Way on Geographical Indication
    Geographical indications (GI) are signs used on goods - frequently food, wine, or spirits - that have a specific geographical origin and are said to possess qualities, reputation or characteristics that are essentially attributable to that…
  • Feb 12

    Why Journalism is not Dying in the Digital Age

    Why Journalism is not Dying in the Digital Age
    The ongoing financial struggles of Canadian businesses that have traditionally delivered the news - particularly newspapers and local broadcasters - have generated considerable discussion and consternation over the past month. With…
  • Feb 12

    Digital Era Raises Tough Questions About Journalism’s Future

    Digital Era Raises Tough Questions About Journalism’s Future
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 8, 2016 as Digital Era Raises Tough Questions About Journalism’s Future The ongoing financial struggles of Canadian businesses that have traditionally delivered the news – particularly…
Rank this Week: 43

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Dec 17

    Technology and Public Participation – What’s New?

    Technology and Public Participation – What’s New?
    Via ConstitutionNet’s website. ### Sanjana Hattotuwa of the ICT4Peace Foundation speaks about the key characteristics and functionalities of the internet, social media and mobile technologies which have changed our world, and which…
  • Dec 1

    Mobility – Creating Space: Colomboscope 2015

    Mobility – Creating Space: Colomboscope 2015
    The creator of Groundviews Sanjana Hattotuwa and science writer Nalaka Gunawardene explore technology and innovation in the context of becoming ‘active’ citizens, and in the politics and the language of belonging. Advocate…
  • Nov 26

    Counter-speech: What works?

    Counter-speech: What works?
    I was recently in Myanmar, where at the invitation of the Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU), I conducted an information presentation on hate and dangerous speech monitoring plus counter-speech strategies, as well as social media…
Rank this Week: 44

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Lengthy en banc CAFC Lexmark decision maintains status quo on patent exhaustion

    Lengthy en banc CAFC Lexmark decision maintains status quo on patent exhaustion
    The beginning of the en banc opinion reads:Congress has declared: “Except as otherwise providedin [the Patent Act], whoever without authority makes,uses, offers to sell, or sells any patented invention, withinthe United States or…
  • Feb 11

    CAFC tackles IPR amendments in Nike v. Adida

    CAFC tackles IPR amendments in Nike v. Adida
    The outcome:This appeal arises from the inter partes review (IPR) of U.S. Patent No. 7,347,011 (the ’011 patent) owned by Nike, Inc. (Nike). The United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) granted…
  • Feb 11

    Should Bank of America be giving lectures to USPTO employees?

    Should Bank of America be giving lectures to USPTO employees?
    IPBiz got a chuckle from the Bloomberg post titled --Wall Street Is Trying to Beat Silicon Valley at Its Own Game--, which included the textIn January dozens of government patent examiners gathered in a suburban Washington lecture hall to…
Rank this Week: 45