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Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

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

    Develop Tools for Dealing with Stre

    Develop Tools for Dealing with Stre
    Law school is tough but so is life. Now is the time to develop your toolbox for dealing with stress. You would not use a hammer to cut a piece of wood but you won’t be able to get that...
  • Apr 10

    Feed Your Brain

    Feed Your Brain
    It’s almost time for exams which means students across the country will put healthy lifestyles on hold in order to spend more time studying. Yes, studying is important but if you want your brain working at optimal capacity, then feed...
  • Apr 6

    Albany Law School seeks Director of Academic Support and Bar Succe

    Albany Law School seeks Director of Academic Support and Bar Succe
    DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND BAR SUCCESS Albany Law School seeks applicants to direct and expand its academic support and bar success programs. The Director will administer and assess the existing academic success and bar success programs…
Rank this Week: 674

Law School Innovation

Law School Innovation

Covers teaching, curriculum, and classroom technology. Edited by Professors Douglas A. Berman, Anupam Chander, Gene Koo and Mark W. Osler.

http://lsi.typepad.com/lsi/
  • Sep 3

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."
    Though I have not blogged in this space for a very long time, my own long history here of discussing how I think technologies should be at the center of law school innovation prompted me to want to blog about...
  • Oct 20

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget
    Legal education is under strain: Fewer people are applying to law school, and those who apply are less qualified. One result of this dynamic is that law schools are admitting fewer students, in order to keep qualifications up, but that...
  • Sep 19

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable
    One of the things we do well here at St. Thomas is establish mentor relationships for our students with lawyers in the community-- every student has a mentor. Neil Hamilton and Verna Monson have done some significant and important work...
Rank this Week: 879

Law Shucks

Law Shucks

A self-deprecating look at life in and after BigLaw

http://lawshucks.com
  • May 29

    Wrapping Up Dewey

    Wrapping Up Dewey
    Forgive any unintended offense, but as we think about the untimely demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf, we can’t help but think of the 1985 comedic triumph Fletch.
  • May 29

    Wrapping Up Dewey

    Wrapping Up Dewey
    Forgive any unintended offense, but as we think about the untimely demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf, we can’t help but think of the 1985 comedic triumph Fletch. Dr. Joseph Dolan: You know, it’s a shame about [Dewey & LeBoeuf].…
  • May 4

    Get on the Mic, My Man

    Get on the Mic, My Man
    Sorry about the formatting.
Rank this Week: 816

Law, Politics & Culture

Law, Politics & Culture

Covers social science approaches to law and legal institutions, legal doctrine and legal policy implementation, and profession issues for academics. By Professors Jeff Yates and Andrew Whitford.

http://lawandcourts.com/
  • Apr 23

    Josh Zingher on social group membership and the evolution of political partie

    Josh Zingher on social group membership and the evolution of political partie
    Josh Zingher has posted his paper “An Analysis of the Changing Social Bases of American Political Parties: 1952-2008″ on SSRN. Josh is is a Doctoral Candidate in Political Science at Binghamton University.  His research…
  • Jan 2

    Binge-watching with Obama

    Binge-watching with Obama
    From Margaret Carlson at Bloomberg View: Obama hearted “Cards” just a few weeks ago when he took aside Netflix Inc. Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings at a White House meeting of technology gurus to discuss problems with…
  • Dec 23

    Do Policy Messengers Matter?

    Do Policy Messengers Matter?
    If you download this paper, it will change your life — I mean, it will if you believe in the whole ‘Butterfly Effect’ phenomenon …. My co-author, Scott Boddery, recently posted our paper “Do Policy Messengers…
Rank this Week: 590

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 17

    Guided into the Wilderness: FDA’s Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps Leaves Many Unanswered Question

    Guided into the Wilderness: FDA’s Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps Leaves Many Unanswered Question
    By Miriam Swedlow Let’s face it; the FDA has a tough job. It must navigate the thin line between balancing public safety and facilitating business innovation. It is perpetually in the zone of “damned if they do and damned if they…
  • Apr 16

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Winter 2015 Issue

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Winter 2015 Issue
    The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts (LTA Journal) has published its Winter 2015 Issue. The LTA Journal publishes concise legal analysis aimed at practicing attorneys on a quarterly basis. Patrick Holvey, a 2015 J.D.…
  • Apr 10

    New Executive Order expands foreign cyber-attack retaliation option

    New Executive Order expands foreign cyber-attack retaliation option
    By Denise Kim On April 1, 2015, President Obama signed a new executive order designed to block the property of certain persons engaging in significant malicious cyber-enabled activities. Over the past several years, the number of malicious…
Rank this Week: 954

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

Covers buying and selling a practice, law firm management and legal marketing. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    California Bar Licensing Is About to Change

    California Bar Licensing Is About to Change
    Two changes are about to occur in the lives of “want to be lawyers.” First, to appease their conscience, the Board of Trustees of the California State Bar considers requiring law students to take on one more obligation before…
  • Mar 20

    “Selling” is an essential for all professional

    “Selling” is an essential for all professional
    “Marketing” is no longer only for the rarefied equity partner. Quinn Emanuel, a major law firm, announced it will require Associates and Of Counsel attorneys to actively participate in at least one marketing effort during the…
  • Mar 20

    Increasing price of legal services and technology as the antidote

    Increasing price of legal services and technology as the antidote
    The number of new lawyers admitted to the bar was lower in 2014 than in 2013; in addition, law school admissions were considerably lower than in previous years. That suggests there will be fewer lawyers ready and able to fill the ranks of the…
Rank this Week: 739

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

LawBiz Blog - Audio Podcasts

Law practice information and interviews with experts. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/articles/audio-podcasts/
  • Feb 3

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney

    More on Pricing Practices for Attorney
    Toby Brown, a good friend and previous speaker here at LawBiz® Podcast, is a former director of the Utah State Bar and currently the Director of Strategic Pricing & Analytics for Akin Gump, a top 50 AmLaw law firm. Toby is at the…
  • Jan 28

    QuickBooks for Attorney

    QuickBooks for Attorney
    How confident are you that your client trust account is state bar compliant? Do you have monthly financials to review that make sense to you? Are all your billable time and advanced client costs being captured? Annette Fadness provides…
  • Sep 30

    WordRake Editing Software

    WordRake Editing Software
    Gary Kinder is the Founder and Creator of WordRake Editing Software. He is also a lawyer and a New York Times bestselling author who has taught over 1,000 writing programs at the most prestigious law firms in the US. He has dedicated his…
Rank this Week: 752

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 17

    Judicial Shaming of Convicted Judge Nixed by Court of Appeal

    Judicial Shaming of Convicted Judge Nixed by Court of Appeal
    As Elton John wrote: “Sorry seems to be the hardest word”, an adage that is certainly true for convicted Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, who was ordered to deliver a written apology to every judge in the State…
  • Apr 14

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Prohibited Firearm

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Prohibited Firearm
    Everyone said Hussein Nur, age 19, was a fine young man, smart, athletic, and a leader among his high school peers. Unfortunately, Mr. Nur was caught by the Toronto police with a working 22‑calibre semi-automatic gun with an oversized…
  • Apr 10

    Tabloid Fame Increases Chances of Divorce in Hollywood

    Tabloid Fame Increases Chances of Divorce in Hollywood
    In a tongue-in-cheek article in the New York Times, writer John Tierney re-introduces his practically fail-proof formula, designed in 2006, for predicting the demise of Hollywood marriages, by relying on his friend, Garth Sundem’s…
Rank this Week: 735

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Before we go any further, let’s take a moment to remember that the moment we’ve all been waiting for will soon be upon us. On the evening of May 7, the folks behind the Lawfare Podcast, the Rational Security Podcast, and the…
  • Apr 17

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    ISIS militants are surrounding Ramadi and are in control of many of the city’s districts. McClatchy reports that Iraq has deployed elite troops in an effort to stop the militant group’s advance, but the city, the capital of Anbar…
  • Apr 17

    The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television

    The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television
    Though everyone would surely prefer otherwise, public relations crises are part of the CIA’s ordinary business. The fact that so much of its work is classified puts the Agency in one of those tricky, plumber-like governmental roles:…
Rank this Week: 70

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Apr 15

    Lawffice Links - Hodge Podge

    Lawffice Links - Hodge Podge
    I've had a busy week, so please excuse the dearth of blogging. There have been a few interesting employment law developments that deserve some recognition though. Have some Lawffice Links to get caught up:$150,000 settlement in "one of the…
  • Apr 9

    EEOC on Transgender Harassment, Discrimination, and Restroom

    EEOC on Transgender Harassment, Discrimination, and Restroom
    The EEOC issued an important new decision regarding transgender discrimination in Lusardi v. Dept. of Army (linked here, embedded below). The employee transitioned from a man to a woman and explained the transitioning process to (now-) her…
  • Apr 7

    New NLRB Guidance on Quickie Election Rule

    New NLRB Guidance on Quickie Election Rule
    Not official use.The NLRB's new "quickie election" rules - more recently dubbed "ambush elections" by employers - are set to take effect on April 14, 2015 (one week from today). If you were just sitting around thinking, "I wish there was a…
Rank this Week: 627

LawPundit

LawPundit

Covers law, information technology, intellectual property and new media. By Andis Kaulins.

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 293

Lawsuit Information Center

Lawsuit Information Center

Covers auto and truck accident, medical malpractice and products liability issues. By the Law Offices of Miller and Zois, LLC.

http://www.accidentinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    FDA Adds Testosterone Drug Warning

    FDA Adds Testosterone Drug Warning
    For months now, we have been writing about the onslaught of information pouring in regarding testosterone therapy and the negative side-effects associated with its use. Testosterone products, prescribed to treat low testosterone (“Low…
  • Mar 30

    Antibiotics and Nerve Damage | Avelox, Cipro, Levaquin

    Antibiotics and Nerve Damage | Avelox, Cipro, Levaquin
    I recently heard that if we all keep taking antibiotics we are going to be responsible for creating the “superbug.” The theory is that since the advent of antibiotics nearly a century ago, we have caused bacteria to become so…
  • Mar 26

    Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit Information

    Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit Information
    The data that links Zofran and birth defects keeps piling up. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, because they failed to warn pregnant women that the drug can cause injuries to their unborn…
Rank this Week: 742

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
Rank this Week: 586

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Apr 17

    The Legal Ethics and Morality of 'Better Call Saul'

    The Legal Ethics and Morality of 'Better Call Saul'
    His name is James McGill, but most of us know him as Slipping Jimmy, or Saul Goodman, an ethically conflicted advocate for the unlawful. Making his debut in season two of 'Breaking Bad', actor Bob Odenkirk brought life to his loveably shady…
  • Apr 3

    Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins: A Discussion about Gender Equality in Law

    Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins: A Discussion about Gender Equality in Law
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi interview Laurel Bellows, former president of the American Bar Association, Renwei Chung, featured columnist and contributor to Above the Law, and Professor Melissa…
  • Mar 20

    Driving While Intoxicated: Prescription Drugs, Recliners, Wheels, and Hoove

    Driving While Intoxicated: Prescription Drugs, Recliners, Wheels, and Hoove
    We all know that drinking and driving is a serious and dangerous offense. But it may surprise you that drivers are being charged with DWI for taking prescription drugs while riding bicycles, horses, and yes Segways. In this episode of Lawyer…
Rank this Week: 126

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 118

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    T1283/11 : tardif motif

    T1283/11 : tardif motif
    L'Opposante avait soulevé des objections au titre de l'Art 100b) CBE seulement 1 mois avant la procédure orale devant la division d'opposition. Le brevet avait été révoqué sur ce motif. En recours,…
  • Apr 13

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    ADOCIA, société innovante de Biotechnologies, propose pour son département de Propriété Industrielle à Lyon :  UN INGENIEUR BREVET H/F  Au sein du service Propriété…
  • Apr 12

    Proposition de réforme des Chambres de recour

    Proposition de réforme des Chambres de recour
    J'ai récemment été interpellé par des lecteurs qui regrettaient que je n'évoque pas les projets visant à réformer l'organisation et le fonctionnement des Chambres de recours. Plusieurs…
Rank this Week: 621

Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers

Covers client service, creativity, leadership, marketing, operations and research. By Mark Beese.

http://leadershipforlawyers.typepad.com/leadership_for_lawyers/
  • Mar 23

    Signs of the time

    Signs of the time
    A few interesting notes: The ACC GC Survey confirms that in-house legal departments continue to expand internally. 83% hired new lawyers when they needed staff. 64% created new positions last year. One GC I met last year said it is...
  • Mar 23

    Building Insight

    Building Insight
    Great article on "Reading a Room" and building insight for leaders.
  • Mar 23

    Growth is Dead e-book

    Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
Rank this Week: 940

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Apr 18

    Driverless Cars and DUI’s: How Will DUI Levels be Affected by Driverless Car Technology?

    Driverless Cars and DUI’s: How Will DUI Levels be Affected by Driverless Car Technology?
    Driverless cars have taken a lot of heat over their supposed negative aspects—their potential to put bus and taxi drivers out of work, the probable insurance nightmare of determining who is at fault in a driverless car accident, the…
  • Apr 17

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    I’ve wanted to drive a Formula One race car since I was a teenager. Now, 50 years later, I guess I can stop dreaming. Still, it’s sure fun to watch other people drive them. This little video not only gives you an inside look at…
  • Apr 16

    Personal Injuries: Coping with the Emotional Side of Pain

    Personal Injuries: Coping with the Emotional Side of Pain
    Getting injured is not typically something that you plan for. One day…it just happens. Whether the injury was the result of a workplace accident, slip and fall, or motor vehicle collision, those who suffer significant injuries have a…
Rank this Week: 866

Legal Andrew

Legal Andrew

Law practice and law school tips and information. From Andrew Flusche.

http://www.legalandrew.com
  • May 7

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce
    Guest post by Scott Morgan Going through a divorce can be a very traumatic experience. You feel like your world is collapsing, so it is hard to think clearly. It is important that you do not lose your health insurance coverage. You never know…
  • Dec 26

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist
    I’ve written about Ruby Receptionist quite a bit. They handle the overflow calls for my law firm. Some people might say that voicemail is good enough for their business. But here’s why I pay Ruby instead of letting calls go to voicemail:…
  • Oct 9

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer
    Richmond lawyer Horace Hunter is fighting the Virginia State Bar on the issue of website disclaimers. Unfortunately, I’ll bet he’s going to lose. (Thanks to Carolyn Elefant for pointing the story out!) According to a Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 753

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, trucking acident and product liability law. By Brett A. Burlison.

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 29

    Risk of Concussions Reduced With Smaller Soccer Ball

    Risk of Concussions Reduced With Smaller Soccer Ball
    Athletes are at a higher than average risk for a mild traumatic brain injury or concussions due to the nature of their sports and the mechanism of these injuries. And no where is this risk more evident than in youth soccer. So when we read…
  • Sep 6

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury
    When someone suffers a life threatening injury it’s time for them to get their affairs in order. When someone dies and their affairs are not in oder, their loved ones can be burdened by overwhelming tasks and obligations. The New York…
  • Sep 6

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury
    When someone suffers a life threatening injury it’s time for them to get their affairs in order. When someone dies and their affairs are not in oder, their loved ones can be burdened by overwhelming tasks and obligations. The New York…
Rank this Week: 471

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 55

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Apr 14

    Six challenges in defining law firm profitability (Part 2 of 4)

    Six challenges in defining law firm profitability (Part 2 of 4)
    Challenge #4 The varieties of realization A better approach to profitability starts with realization, as typified by this chair we interviewed: We have made a big point to our attorneys that the focus is not revenue, it is profitable…
  • Apr 8

    Six challenges in defining law firm profitability (Part 1 of 4)

    Six challenges in defining law firm profitability (Part 1 of 4)
    When I interviewed chairs, managing partners and other leaders of AmLaw 200 firms for my book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, it quickly became clear that while most agreed that profits are being squeezed by changes in the legal...
  • Apr 1

    Tip of the month: Improve the way you plan activities at the start of every matter

    Tip of the month: Improve the way you plan activities at the start of every matter
    Clients are demanding greater efficiency these days, and efficiency should start before each matter begins. Instead of jumping right in, set aside a little time for planning and ask such questions as: What deadlines will best align the…
Rank this Week: 673

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 595

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Apr 17

    The Golden Rule: Ninth Circuit Issues Odd, Unclear Opinion on No-Employment Clause

    The Golden Rule: Ninth Circuit Issues Odd, Unclear Opinion on No-Employment Clause
    My colleague Robert Milligan at Seyfarth Shaw predictably beat me to the punch in commenting on the Ninth Circuit's recent opinion in Golden v. Cal. Emergency Phys. Med. Group, which is embedded below. But at the risk of repeating his fine…
  • Apr 10

    New Ruling on Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Illustrates Division in Eleventh Circuit

    New Ruling on Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Illustrates Division in Eleventh Circuit
    The reach of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act continues to divide courts and commentators. The friction spills over into statutory language that seemingly is pretty clear: one cannot access a protected computer to obtain information…
  • Apr 9

    Streisand Effect Bedamned: Jimmy John's "Prevails" In Class Action Non-Compete Dispute

    Streisand Effect Bedamned: Jimmy John's "Prevails" In Class Action Non-Compete Dispute
    Quite possibly because my 3-year old loves Jimmy John's sandwiches, I have a profound affinity for the place. It's a minimum once-per-week destination. Plus, I went to law school in Champaign, Illinois, where Jimmy John's is somewhat of a…
Rank this Week: 805

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

Covers clients development and law practice management. By Allison Shields.

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Apr 14

    Lawyers and Technology - ABA TECHSHOW 2015

    Lawyers and Technology - ABA TECHSHOW 2015
    This week is the annual ABA TECHSHOW, the premier technology conference for lawyers taking place in Chicago. TECHSHOW is a combination of educational sessions offering continuing legal education credits, an exhibit hall featuring the latest…
  • Mar 20

    New York County Issues Ethics Opinion Clarifying Rules on Lawyers' Use of LinkedIn

    New York County Issues Ethics Opinion Clarifying Rules on Lawyers' Use of LinkedIn
    Last week, the New York County Lawyers Association Professional Ethics Committee released Formal Opinion 748, addressing the ethical implications of lawyers' use of LinkedIn. I had the opportunity to speak about this opinion and about other…
  • Mar 12

    Women's History Month: 8 Tips for Manager

    Women's History Month: 8 Tips for Manager
    March is women's history month and this year's theme is "Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives." Is disparate treatment in the workplace an element of women lawyers' (and other professionals) stories? I came across this presentation…
Rank this Week: 935

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/
  • Apr 17

    Preet Bharara, Naomi Buchwald, and an Astonishing Slur

    Preet Bharara, Naomi Buchwald, and an Astonishing Slur
    Readers of James Stewart's New York Times column this morning, headlined "Trepidation as Bharara and Judges Trade Barbs" may have been astonished, as I was, at this paragraph: "But the most damage may have been done last summer. At what...
  • Apr 17

    Eric Goldman & Angel Reyes III, "Regulation of Lawyers’ Use of Competitive Keyword Advertising"

    Eric Goldman & Angel Reyes III, "Regulation of Lawyers’ Use of Competitive Keyword Advertising"
    North Carolina gets called out. Article. Abstract: Lawyers have enthusiastically embraced search engine advertisements triggered by consumers’ keywords, but the legal community remains sharply divided about the propriety of buying…
  • Apr 14

    Redacted v Redacted: A Pennsylvania Nonprofit's Whistleblowing Lawyer

    Redacted v Redacted: A Pennsylvania Nonprofit's Whistleblowing Lawyer
    Lizzy McLellan of the Legal Intelligencer has written an article about a fascinating lawyer-whistleblower case now pending before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The General Counsel of a nonprofit organization apparently believed that the…
Rank this Week: 39

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Apr 17

    Duress can be used as a defence to murder: appeal court

    Duress can be used as a defence to murder: appeal court
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has dispelled any doubts about the availability of the defence of duress in murder cases under the common law.“The trial judge erred in law by holding that the common law defence of duress was not available…
  • Apr 17

    Legal news roundup - April 17, 2015

    Legal news roundup - April 17, 2015
    CanadaBell faces lawsuit for mobile Internet usage tracking, Canadian PressB.C. police officer charged with careless use of gun, Canadian PressSupreme Court rules that practice of beginning council meetings in Quebec with prayer must stop,…
  • Apr 16

    Privilege isn’t a shield against contempt: Supreme Court

    Privilege isn’t a shield against contempt: Supreme Court
    Lawyers cannot use solicitor-client privilege to immunize themselves from findings of contempt, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today.In Carey v. Laiken, a seven-judge panel unanimously dismissed an appeal by Peter Carey, a former partner…
Rank this Week: 480

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    “[T]he concept of a legal ‘right to work,' harkens back to the early Twentieth Century when this and other substantive due process doctrines were used to strike down Progressive labor laws,” writes former LHB Guest Blogger…
  • Apr 17

    "Scale": Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships at Durham University

    "Scale": Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships at Durham University
    [We have the following announcement.]The Institute of Advanced Study is Durham University’s major interdisciplinary research institute, providing a central forum for debate and collaboration across the entire disciplinary spectrum. The…
  • Apr 16

    Kousser on Voting Rights Disputes, 1957-2013

    Kousser on Voting Rights Disputes, 1957-2013
    J. Morgan Kousser, California Institute of Technology, has posted Do the Facts of Voting Rights Support Chief Justice Roberts's Opinion in Shelby County? which is forthcoming in Transatlantica 1 (2015):In June, 2013, a 5-4 majority of the…
Rank this Week: 59

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
  • Feb 25

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
Rank this Week: 71

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Apr 17

    Burglar’s Serious Chutzpah

    Burglar’s Serious Chutzpah
    Talk about chutzpah. Check out this burglary, as reported by Sweden’s “The Local” and “Helsingborgs Dagblad” A thief in southern Sweden took time off during a weekend break-in to surf pornographic websites on a…
  • Apr 16

    Her Last Babysitting Gig For Quite A While …

    Her Last Babysitting Gig For Quite A While …
    Missy, I am crossing you off my list of babysitters! What did this woman do to deserve such a fate? Plenty, as reported by The Northwest Florida Daily News. A Crestview woman is accused of picking up a knife and ordering a child she was…
  • Apr 15

    A Drug Called “Flakka” And A Sexual Act With …

    A Drug Called “Flakka” And A Sexual Act With …
    A cautionary tale: If anyone offers you flakka, DON’T TAKE IT! As reported by clickorlando.com: A Florida man believed to be high on flakka, a drug that authorities say is sweeping the state, attacked a Brevard police officer after…
Rank this Week: 193

Legal Medicine

Legal Medicine

Covers medical malpractice and nursing home abuse litigation. By Dan Frith and Lauren Morgan Ellerman.

http://legalmedicine.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Why do people file Medical Malpractice lawsuits?

    Why do people file Medical Malpractice lawsuits?
    I am currently reading a magazine written for the long term care industry. There is a column called Dear Dr Jeff wherein readers ask questions and a doctor, Dr. Jeff, presumably a gerontologist, responds.Today the topic is tort reform and Dr.…
  • Jan 27

    HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT NURSING HOME OR REHAB

    HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT NURSING HOME OR REHAB
    This morning I had a conversation with a friend about his Mom needing rehabilitation post surgery.Last week I discussed with a colleague how her Mom had just been discharged from a rehab facility after two falls and two hip fractures (one of…
  • Jan 9

    HOSPITAL ERRORS GO UNREPORTED

    HOSPITAL ERRORS GO UNREPORTED
    The New York Times published a great article last week titled, "Report Finds Most Errors at Hospitals Go Unreported."The opening sentence says it all:
Rank this Week: 528

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 82

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 17

    Swinging Between Optimism and Pessimism on Climate Change

    Swinging Between Optimism and Pessimism on Climate Change
    Every day seems to bring new news about climate change, some of it encouraging and some of it so disheartening that doomsday feels around the corner.  Here’s a catalogue of recent climate news, starting with the optimistic stories:…
  • Apr 16

    Has EPA’s Proposed NSPS Expired?

    Has EPA’s Proposed NSPS Expired?
    Challenges to EPA’s emergent program to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under Clean Air Act section 111 continue to mount. Recently, the Attorneys General of 19 states sent a joint letter to EPA arguing that because EPA failed…
  • Apr 13

    Yogi Berra Explains the Mono Lake Case

    Yogi Berra Explains the Mono Lake Case
    As part of the book I am writing on the Mono Lake case, one question stands out: how was the Mono Lake Committee able to assemble the resources to bring a lawsuit against the powerful Los Angeles Department of Water and Power? At one level,…
Rank this Week: 246

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

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

    Briefly Reprimanded

    Briefly Reprimanded
    The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a public reprimand of an attorney for misrepresentations in an appellate brief The Formal Charge arising from Mr. Custis’s representation of Gilbert Ortiz, Jr. stemmed from a brief filed by Mr. Custis…
  • Apr 17

    Client Conduct Negates Malpractice Claim

    Client Conduct Negates Malpractice Claim
    The Nebraska Supreme Court overturned the grant of a new trial to the plaintiff in a legal malpractice case and reinstated the verdict in favor of the defendant law firm. Thomas Balames, filed this legal malpractice action against Robert…
  • Apr 17

    Imagine A Reversal

    Imagine A Reversal
    The Vermont Supreme Court reversed a criminal conviction in a lewd behavior against a minor case in light of the improper closing argument of the prosecutor Viewed in their entirety, the prosecutor’s statements—exhorting the jury to…
Rank this Week: 61

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 337

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
  • Apr 17

    Call for Proposals: AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning & Research

    Call for Proposals: AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning & Research
    The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research plans to host a program called “Reimagining the Curriculum to Address Student Needs and Bench and...
  • Apr 17

    Copyright Society of the U.S.A. Annual Meeting–Newport, RI

    Copyright Society of the U.S.A. Annual Meeting–Newport, RI
    The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. (CSUSA) will hold its annual meeting on June 7-9, 2015. Visit the meeting website for the event agenda and information on how to register.
  • Apr 17

    Call for Book Reviews–Mich. L. Rev.

    Call for Book Reviews–Mich. L. Rev.
    The Michigan Law Review is currently accepting submissions for its 2016 Survey of Books Related to the Law (to be published in spring 2016). Please see the MLR Book Review Proposal...
Rank this Week: 26

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/
  • Apr 18

    Download of the Week: "The Return of Lochner" by Colby & Smith

    Download of the Week: "The Return of Lochner" by Colby & Smith
    Thomas Colby and Peter J. Smith (George Washington University Law School and George Washington University - Law School) have posted The Return of Lochner (Cornell Law Review, Vol. 100, No. 527, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For a...
  • Apr 17

    Ranchordas & Kouroutakis on Sunset Clauses & De-Juridification

    Ranchordas & Kouroutakis on Sunset Clauses & De-Juridification
    Sofia Ranchordas and Antonios E. Kouroutakis (Information Society Project, Yale Law School and City University of Hong Kong) have posted Temporary De-Jurification: Sunset Clauses at a Time of Crisis (Minnesota Journal of International Law,…
  • Apr 17

    Boso on Sexual Orientation Stereotyping

    Boso on Sexual Orientation Stereotyping
    Luke A. Boso (University of San Francisco School of Law) has posted Acting Gay, Acting Straight: Sexual Orientation Stereotyping (83 Tenn. L. Rev. (2016), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: What does it mean to discriminate…
Rank this Week: 6

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Mar 13

    Egon Schiele's Tree

    Egon Schiele's Tree
    "Four Trees," by Egon Schiele "The picture must radiate light," Schiele said. I've noted that quote on this blog before, in another post about Schiele. And that concludes today's gratuitous lesson in art history. Class dismissed, you're very…
  • Mar 12

    Unnecessary Deposition

    Unnecessary Deposition
    My latest article at Lawyerist, published today: "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition."
  • Mar 6

    Three Incredibly Useful Tips to Make You a Much Better Lawyer (Illustrated)

    Three Incredibly Useful Tips to Make You a Much Better Lawyer (Illustrated)
    Like many professionals, lawyers take pride in their ability to perform at the highest level of their professional capabilities. But even when they’ve reached this peak, the best lawyers never stop learning. That's why they are…
Rank this Week: 287

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 619

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 16

    Professor Marilyn Walter to Receive 2015 Burton Award for Contribution to Legal Writing Education

    Professor Marilyn Walter to Receive 2015 Burton Award for Contribution to Legal Writing Education
    Professor Marilyn Walter of Brooklyn Law School was announced as the 2015 recipient of the Burton Award for Contribution to Legal Writing Education. She will receive her award at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on June 15, 2015....
  • Apr 16

    LWI Writers' Workshop

    LWI Writers' Workshop
    The twelfth Legal Writing Institute Writers Workshop will take place on July 24-July 26, 2015. The workshop will give up to twelve Legal Writing faculty the opportunity to spend time working on their academic writing projects and improving…
  • Apr 15

    Congratulations to Joan Rocklin

    Congratulations to Joan Rocklin
    Professor Joan Rocklin was announced as the recipient of the Orlando John Hollis Faculty Teaching Award, the highest award given to faculty by the University of Oregon. The nomination letter submitted by 22 of her students described Professor…
Rank this Week: 152

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Apr 17

    San Francisco’s Police Texting Scandal Leads to Extensive Investigation

    San Francisco’s Police Texting Scandal Leads to Extensive Investigation
    In San Francisco, 14 police officers are currently under investigation after racist and homophobic text messages have come to light. Seven officers and former Sargent Ian Furminger are currently suspended while the commission decides if they…
  • Apr 16

    Should Rapists Have Parental Rights?

    Should Rapists Have Parental Rights?
    The Daily Show did a segment on rapists and parental rights last week. Samantha Bee hugged adorable animals while dealing with the reality that women cannot terminate their rapist’s parental rights. Even though proposed laws terminating…
  • Apr 15

    President Obama Calls for an End to Conversion Therapy

    President Obama Calls for an End to Conversion Therapy
    Conversion therapy is the caveman-like practice of “healing” LGBT people. Participants, mostly minors forced in by their parents, undergo extreme brainwash therapy in the hopes of turning them straight. Most conversion therapists…
Rank this Week: 558

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/
  • Apr 18

    Philosophy PhDs outside academe...

    Philosophy PhDs outside academe...
    ...in The Atlantic.
  • Apr 17

    Norbert Hornstein did not like Vyvyan Evan's book...

    Norbert Hornstein did not like Vyvyan Evan's book...
    ...and he's also mystified why a serious journal is devoting an issue to it. If other parts of philosophy had as clear Wissenschaftlich standards as philosophy of language/linguistics does, there' be more protests of this kind. (Thanks to…
  • Apr 17

    How is social media affecting job candidates?

    How is social media affecting job candidates?
    A poll for faculty with hiring experience in recent years: Click Here for PollOnline SurveyPollsView MicroPoll QuestionPro
Rank this Week: 35

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Apr 17

    Xmarks | Bookmark Sync and Search

    Xmarks | Bookmark Sync and Search
    Xmarks https://www.xmarks.com/ Often considered the number one bookmarks add-on on the market, Xmarks is built to be compatible with Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. The program can be downloaded in seconds. From there…
  • Apr 17

    12-inch MacBook with Retina Display: Early impressions-gizmag.com

    12-inch MacBook with Retina Display: Early impressions-gizmag.com
    gizmag has Apple’s new 12-in Retina MacBook in house, and, though they aren’t ready to run their full review, they do have some early observations. The first thing you’ll notice is how ridiculously light and thin this puppy…
  • Apr 13

    Next Version of Lexis for Microsoft Office: New Integrations and Features – Robert Ambrogi’s LawSite

    Next Version of Lexis for Microsoft Office: New Integrations and Features – Robert Ambrogi’s LawSite
    Robert Ambrogi: *** “…LexisNexis Legal & Professional will announce a new, enhanced version of Lexis for Microsoft Office, an application that provides direct access to Lexis research and citation tools and Web search…
Rank this Week: 731

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 18

    “Campaign aims to turn oil companies into climate allies”

    “Campaign aims to turn oil companies into climate allies”
    That’s the headline of a new article by Marc Gunther at the Guardian. I was excited to read that headline. Has the time finally come that someone else has figured out the solution to global warming? I recall that I have been…
  • Apr 14

    Germany Keeping Renewable Lead?

    Germany Keeping Renewable Lead?
    German Chancellor Merkel has commented on the “leading position of Germany in the renewable energy world market”. She wants to keep and increase that lead. See this report at Manager Magazin (in German). That’s nice to hear.…
  • Mar 2

    New Book by Jeremy Leggett

    New Book by Jeremy Leggett
    I just finished reading the first couple of chapters of a new book by Jeremy Leggett released today. I recall having reviewed (favorably) his 2013 book “The Energy of Nations” on this blog. The title of this book is “The…
Rank this Week: 665

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 120