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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/
  • Mar 25

    Academic Support Position: Ave Maria Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking

    Academic Support Position: Ave Maria Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking
    THE AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW IN NAPLES FLORIDA invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking. The person in this position will teach academic success related courses and provide intensive academic counseling to…
  • Mar 24

    Are Students Less Able or Was it ExamSoft?

    Are Students Less Able or Was it ExamSoft?
    Hat tip to Katherine Silver Kelly for sharing the link to this post on the Summer 2014 bar exam results. This article is a must read for anyone interested in the decline in the MBE scores from the July 2014...
  • Mar 20

    The Bar Exam "Under Fire"

    The Bar Exam "Under Fire"
    The New York Times has addressed some of the recent (and not so recent) criticisms regarding the Summer 2014 bar examination results in their article, Bar Exam, the Standard to Become a Lawyer, Comes Under Fire. While this article does...
Rank this Week: 675

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: 817

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: 589

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/
  • Mar 25

    Blackphone 2 − The Panacea for Smartphone Confidentiality Concerns?

    Blackphone 2 − The Panacea for Smartphone Confidentiality Concerns?
    By Yayi Ding The use of smartphones has proliferated in the past couple of years. Not surprisingly, many of the users of such technology are lawyers! However, even given their immense benefits, the widespread use of smartphones in the…
  • Mar 11

    Lessons from the Silk Road

    Lessons from the Silk Road
    By Juliya Ziskina After a several weeks-long trial, a federal jury found Ross Ulbricht guilty of running and operating the online black market known as Silk Road on February 4, 2015. (We previously covered opening statements in the case…
  • Mar 6

    Has Spiderman’s monopoly of webs gone too far? – Supreme Court to hear Patent Antitrust case

    Has Spiderman’s monopoly of webs gone too far? – Supreme Court to hear Patent Antitrust case
    By Vijay Kumar Later this month, the Court will hear oral arguments for the patent licensing case Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. to decide whether it should overrule Brulotte v. Thys Co. The 1964 Brulotte decision, which has since been…
Rank this Week: 952

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 23

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    Just today, in reviewing materials preparatory to moving my office after 25 years at one location, I reviewed the June 6, 1983 issue of Time magazine. Two articles were of particular significance. One was the cover article about…
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
  • Mar 26

    There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute

    There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute
    PT Barnum of circus fame is credited with saying “There’s a sucker born every minute”, and that’s just what hucksters and fraud artists count on. Here’s the email I received today… “I hope you get…
  • Mar 23

    Internet Trolls: Be Careful Who You Diss Online…

    Internet Trolls: Be Careful Who You Diss Online…
    Colorado Springs attorney Timothy Bussey was incensed when he read a comment on his Google Map page declaring him a “scumbag” and accusing him of paying for positive internet reviews of his legal skills. The anonymous source,…
  • Mar 21

    The Misery of Hoarding

    The Misery of Hoarding
    He shuffled into my law office for his 10 am appointment, his shoulders were hunched over and he looked completely defeated. I asked what brought him in to see me and he quietly removed some photographs from a yellow envelope and set them up…
Rank this Week: 737

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/
  • Mar 26

    For Your Listening Pleasure . . .

    For Your Listening Pleasure . . .
    Here is the latest episode of Rational Security: And here is the latest Chess Clock Debate, a discussion between Kori Schake of the Hoover Institution and Ryan Evans of the War on the Rocks site over whether or not the United States should…
  • Mar 26

    Private Defamation Action Dismissed on State Secrets Ground

    Private Defamation Action Dismissed on State Secrets Ground
    This is a very interesting case. The other day, federal district judge Edgardo Ramos in New York threw out a defamation lawsuit between two private parties on the government’s intervening motion asserting the state secrets…
  • Mar 26

    ISIS as Cult

    ISIS as Cult
    Editor’s Note: This is the final of four excerpts from the new book, ISIS: The State of Terror, by Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger. In case you missed them, here are Part I, Part II, and Part III. In a study that is widely…
Rank this Week: 70

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Mar 26

    How does a pregnant employee establish discrimination for failure to accommodate?

    How does a pregnant employee establish discrimination for failure to accommodate?
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Young v. UPS, addressing pregnancy accommodation under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) provisions of Title VII. In this post, I break down the holding.IssueThe employee worked as a UPS…
  • Mar 25

    BREAKING: SCOTUS Decides Pregnancy Accommodation Case

    BREAKING: SCOTUS Decides Pregnancy Accommodation Case
    A few minutes ago, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Young v. UPS regarding pregnancy accommodation. The main holding per the syllabus: An individual pregnant worker who seeks to show disparate treatment may make out a prima facie…
  • Mar 23

    March Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE! #ELBC

    March Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE! #ELBC
    My bad... the latest edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival (#ELBC) went up last week and I'm just now getting to it. One of my favorite employment law bloggers, Robin Shea, hosts April Fools' Edition. The post includes a link to my blog…
Rank this Week: 625

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 19

    Illinois Malpractice Verdicts | Malpractice Settlement Value

    Illinois Malpractice Verdicts | Malpractice Settlement Value
    I think sample settlements and verdicts are a useful tool in conjunction with other tools to help victims better understand at least the range of values in a medical malpractice case.  Clearly, no two cases are the same and you cannot…
  • Feb 11

    Is There a Benicar Class Action MDL in the Near Future?

    Is There a Benicar Class Action MDL in the Near Future?
    Benicar, a commonly prescribed medication used to treat hypertension or high blood pressure, has been prescribed over 58 million times since its introduction in 2002.  With numbers like that, amounting to more than $4 billion in sales,…
Rank this Week: 743

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: 590

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 6

    Same Sex Marriage: Civil Right or State Right?

    Same Sex Marriage: Civil Right or State Right?
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi interviews Harry Mihet from Liberty Counsel, Elliot Mincberg from People For the American Way, and Professor Ronald Krotoszynski from the University of Alabama School of Law. Together they…
  • Feb 20

    Driverless Cars: Who’s “Driving” and Who’s Responsible?

    Driverless Cars: Who’s “Driving” and Who’s Responsible?
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host J. Craig Williams interviews attorney and author of Robots Are People Too John Weaver, researcher and writer for Michigan Auto Law Todd Berg, and litigator and author of Motorista Anna Eby. Together…
Rank this Week: 125

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Mar 26

    10 Steps to Add Meditation to Your Law Practice

    10 Steps to Add Meditation to Your Law Practice
    Meditation is one of the most powerful habits you can cultivate. It will help you manage your stress, reduce blood pressure, and help you respond appropriately to difficult situations.
  • Mar 25

    Why You Need to Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

    Why You Need to Make Your Website Mobile Friendly
    If your website is slow, doesn't work on mobile devices, and looks the same today as it did in 2000, you might put up an "under construction" page instead.
  • Mar 24

    Why Password Security Matter

    Why Password Security Matter
    Good passwords and file encryption are basic computer security. If you aren't doing both, you need to get caught up.
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/
  • Mar 25

    G3/14 : examen de la clarté en opposition

    G3/14 : examen de la clarté en opposition
    L'an dernier, la Grande Chambre avait été saisie de questions relatives à l'examen de la clarté en procédure d'opposition. La question était de savoir dans quelle mesure la clarté d'une…
  • Mar 24

    T338/10 : preuve de l'effet direct

    T338/10 : preuve de l'effet direct
    Le brevet avait pour objet "l'utilisation d'un premier allergène ou d'une molécule d'acide nucléique isolée comprenant au moins une séquence polynucléotidique codant pour ledit premier…
  • Mar 22

    T1363/12 : Gold Standard

    T1363/12 : Gold Standard
    La Demanderesse avait plaidé pour une application clémente de l'Art 123(2) CBE en s'appuyant sur le passage suivant des Directives H-IV 2.3 : "Pour analyser si les revendications modifiées sont conformes aux exigences…
Rank this Week: 622

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/
  • Mar 26

    Five Steps for Hiring the Best Lawyer for Your Case, Your Wallet and Your Need

    Five Steps for Hiring the Best Lawyer for Your Case, Your Wallet and Your Need
    Odds are that you will need the services of an attorney for one reason or another during the course of your adult life. Indeed, you may have reached that juncture at which you face the need to retaining legal counsel. There exist a number of…
  • Mar 25

    How to Handle The Insurance Company After an Auto Accident

    How to Handle The Insurance Company After an Auto Accident
    Any time that an auto accident takes place it is vital that all parties involved follow a number of steps in order to protect their rights and receive compensation. This may include speaking with insurance companies, which can quickly turn…
  • Mar 24

    Tips for Attending Your Workers’ Compensation Trial

    Tips for Attending Your Workers’ Compensation Trial
    Workers’ compensation refers to an insurance program where, as an employee, you get compensation when you sustain job-related illnesses or injuries. If you are preparing to attend a trial related to employee compensation, you have to be…
Rank this Week: 873

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: 758

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: 473

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/
Rank this Week: 674

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: 591

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/
  • Mar 6

    Minnesota's Justification Rule Shield Employer Liability on Non-Compete Claim

    Minnesota's Justification Rule Shield Employer Liability on Non-Compete Claim
    The economics of non-competes often don't work.Injunctive relief is expensive and sometimes yields a hollow remedy if customers start to bolt regardless. As for damages, many employees aren't collectible.This is where the new employer comes…
  • Mar 4

    Central District of Illinois Explains Its Disagreement With Fifield Consideration Rule

    Central District of Illinois Explains Its Disagreement With Fifield Consideration Rule
    At this rate, I should have about 20 blog posts this year concerning Illinois' controversial Fifield rule.As I have explained in numerous posts, Illinois appears to have a unique rule concerning the type of consideration needed to…
  • Feb 20

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA
    The Obama Administration has been active in addressing concerns related to cybersecurity and trade secrets theft. In 2013, the Administration rolled its strategy to mitigate trade secrets theft - the first of its kind executive-level white…
Rank this Week: 804

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • 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…
  • Mar 7

    Another Social Network Bites the Dust...The End of Google Plus?

    Another Social Network Bites the Dust...The End of Google Plus?
    On March 1, 2015, Bradley Horowitz (a Google VP), posted on his Google Plus page that he will be running Google Photos and Streams products. Although his post itself doesn't mention Google Plus and there has been no official announcement...
Rank this Week: 937

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/
  • Mar 25

    The Ethics of Saul Goodman: Slate TV Club Interview

    The Ethics of Saul Goodman: Slate TV Club Interview
    I was interviewed about the ethics of Saul Goodman on Slate's TV Club Podcast. You can access the podcast here if you're interested.
  • Mar 24

    The Ethics of Saul Goodman: Episode 7 (Bingo)

    The Ethics of Saul Goodman: Episode 7 (Bingo)
    Warning: Spoiler Alert! In my previous posts, I discussed the ethical issues in Episodes 1 through 6 of Better Call Saul. For this discussion, familiarity with the plot of Episode 7 is assumed, but here is the official recap just...
  • Mar 23

    SCOTUS declines to discipline Foley lawyer who filed oddly worded petition

    SCOTUS declines to discipline Foley lawyer who filed oddly worded petition
    News here. The order is here. In comments following my initial posts, I had suggested that there was no ethics violation but that the court should just strike the brief for not being a "plain statement" or something like that,...
Rank this Week: 38

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Mar 26

    Legal news roundup - March 26, 2015

    Legal news roundup - March 26, 2015
    CanadaSaskatchewan reverses decision allowing licensed strip clubs over human trafficking fears, Canadian PressMother sues government after her child dies while in foster care, Canadian PressBritish Columbia man pleads guilty to to smuggling…
  • Mar 25

    Disregard of Charter in anti-terror bill 'untenable': CBA

    Disregard of Charter in anti-terror bill 'untenable': CBA
    The Canadian Bar Association is recommending nearly two-dozen changes to the federal government’s proposed anti-terrorism legislation, to strike more of a balance between security and individual liberties.The suggestions are outlined in…
  • Mar 25

    Legal news roundup - March 25, 2015

    Legal news roundup - March 25, 2015
    CanadaMember of Premier Stephen McNeil's cabinet resigns as court case continues, Canadian PressWoman sentenced for charging through airport security checkpoint without boarding pass, Canadian PressMan arrested after peace bond ordered…
Rank this Week: 487

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    Federal History (2015)

    Federal History (2015)
    Federal History 7 (2015), a publication of the Society for History in the Federal Government, is out and available on-line.  Here is the TOC. Editor’s Note— Benjamin GutermanRoger R. Trask LectureSetting Precedent: The First…
  • Mar 26

    CAL 2:1: New Historical Jurisprudence

    CAL 2:1: New Historical Jurisprudence
    Just available online is a special issue of Critical Analysis of Law 2:1 (2015), entitled New Historical Jurisprudence & Historical Analysis of Law.  Its editors explain: The New Historical Jurisprudence issue …
  • Mar 25

    New Release: Schiller's "Forging Rivals"

    New Release: Schiller's "Forging Rivals"
    Reuel Schiller, University of California-Hastings Law, has just published Forging Rivals: Race, Class, Law, and the Collapse of Postwar Liberalism, in the Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society:The three decades after 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/
  • Mar 25

    Awesome HOV Scam

    Awesome HOV Scam
    Carpooling is fantastic. It’s even better when your passenger is a real person! As reported by The New York Daily News:  “The Most Interesting Man in the World” may be good company, but he’s a bad carpool…
  • Mar 24

    7 Years Of College Down The Drain

    7 Years Of College Down The Drain
    Not to be sexist, but if you don’t recognize that quote, you’re almost certainly female (or young, or old). Why does The Juice say this? Because it’s a classic line from a classic “guy’s” movie called…
  • Mar 23

    Someone’s Been Watching Too Much Of “The Walking Dead”

    Someone’s Been Watching Too Much Of “The Walking Dead”
    Due to the success of The Walking Dead, zombies are in. Nevertheless, they are not real.  As reported in The Brooklyn Paper’s Police Blotter (Williamsburg): A drunk man with a vision smashed up several storefront windows while…
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: 526

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: 81

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 26

    The Futility Of An International Climate Treaty

    The Futility Of An International Climate Treaty
    Call it Kyoto Syndrome, but each year for the past few decades we hear hopeful things about the upcoming negotiations for the “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.” These discussions usually take place in some…
  • Mar 24

    Conference On California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plans for “2030 and Beyond”

    Conference On California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plans for “2030 and Beyond”
    The California State Bar Environmental Law Section is holding a conference on April 16th entitled “2030 and Beyond: The Next Phase of Greenhouse Gas Reduction in California.” The event is co-sponsored by Berkeley Law’s…
  • Mar 23

    The Grid is Always Greener …

    The Grid is Always Greener …
    It seems to be an undeniable part of human nature. When we consider making changes – whether it has to do with the place where we live, the business we are in, or the partner we choose – we tend to compare the flaws of the thing…
Rank this Week: 244

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/
  • Mar 26

    Short Suspension For Attempt to View Unclothed Teen

    Short Suspension For Attempt to View Unclothed Teen
    The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board has affirmed a 30-day suspension of a lawyer conviction of attempted surveillance of an unclothed person, who was his eighteen-year-old step-niece. The offense is a misdemeanor. The attorney's conduct…
  • Mar 26

    Remand In Fee Fight

    Remand In Fee Fight
    A recent opinion of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court addresses a fight between lawyers over a substantial fee. In these related cases, all parties are practicing Maine attorneys or Maine law firms. In both matters, (1) complaints,…
  • Mar 26

    Obstruction Of Breathing Charge Gets Judge Suspended

    Obstruction Of Breathing Charge Gets Judge Suspended
    The New York Court of Appeals has suspended a Green Island Town Court judge recently charged with domestic violence. CBS 6 had a report on the charges The Albany County Sheriff's office have arrested 45 year-old Jeffrey Dorrance, charging…
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
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/
  • Mar 26

    Peters on Criticisms International Legal Scholarship

    Peters on Criticisms International Legal Scholarship
    Anne Peters (Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law) has posted International Legal Scholarship Under Challenge (For publication in: Jean d’Aspremont, Tarcisio Gazzini, André Nollkaemper and Wouter Werner…
  • Mar 26

    Broughman & Widiss on an Empirical Analysis of Shadow Precedent

    Broughman & Widiss on an Empirical Analysis of Shadow Precedent
    Brian J. Broughman and Deborah A. Widiss (Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Indiana University Maurer School of Law) has posted After the Override: An Empirical Analysis of Shadow Precedent on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The ability…
  • Mar 26

    Brown on Citizens United & Ordinary Corruption

    Brown on Citizens United & Ordinary Corruption
    George D. Brown (Boston College Law School) has posted Applying Citizens United to Ordinary Corruption (Notre Dame Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Federal criminal law frequently deals with the problem of corruption in…
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: 286

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 627

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/
  • Mar 26

    A potpourri of tips about legal writing

    A potpourri of tips about legal writing
    For a potpourri of tips about legal writing, see Dear Scrivener by Scott Moise in the March 2015 South Carolina Lawyer. There, Moise responds to questions the column has received. Two of them concern pet peeves of mine: --Is the...
  • Mar 25

    ALWD and the Bluebook

    ALWD and the Bluebook
    Well you just can't say enough about ALWD and the Bluebook it seems, particularly now that citations made from each are indistinguishable. Your legal readers won't know which citation manual you used to get those oh-so-perfect citations. Not…
  • Mar 25

    Call for Ideas: AALS Section on Teaching Method

    Call for Ideas: AALS Section on Teaching Method
    Here's the call for ideas, for the Section's 2015 newsletter: The AALS Section on Teaching Methods is building its 2015 newsletter around your creativity and innovation for introducing practical skills and knowledge into first-year law school…
Rank this Week: 151

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Mar 20

    Did the Execution of Cecil Clayton Violate the 8th Amendment?

    Did the Execution of Cecil Clayton Violate the 8th Amendment?
    Cecil Clayton, 74, was killed by lethal injection Tuesday night at a Missouri prison. He was convicted of murdering a police officer in 1996, and was given the death penalty by the jury. This case may seem like a typical “murderer gets…
  • Mar 19

    Oklahoma’s Fraternity Scandal and the First Amendment

    Oklahoma’s Fraternity Scandal and the First Amendment
    A recent video of members of the University Of Oklahoma fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) chanting racial slurs has recently exploded on the media throughout the country. The chants were not only undisputedly racist, but especially violent…
  • Mar 19

    Obama Proposes Relaxing Bankruptcy Restrictions for Student Debt

    Obama Proposes Relaxing Bankruptcy Restrictions for Student Debt
    For more than a decade, bankruptcy was not really an option for student debt. Back in 1998, government loans to students were rendered non-dischargeable unless paying off the loans would be a severe hardship for the student. In 2005, private…
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/
  • Mar 26

    Graduate student/TA strike at U of Toronto

    Graduate student/TA strike at U of Toronto
    This has been going on about a month, I've only recently caught up on it. This is a good place to start. (Thanks to Benj Hellie for the pointer.)
  • Mar 26

    Battles over funding, tenure in U of Wisconsin system heats up...

    Battles over funding, tenure in U of Wisconsin system heats up...
    ...with the head of the system pledging to resign if the Republican assault on the system makes it through the legislature. Folks in Wisconsin, any more details, insights in to what's going on?
  • Mar 26

    The expanding "circle of moral concern"

    The expanding "circle of moral concern"
    Entertaining essay, though for reasons discussed here (esp. at pp. 525 ff.), I doubt the circle will expand in quite the way they imagine.
Rank this Week: 35

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Mar 23

    New iOS 8.3 Features: Speaker Calls With Siri, No Password Required to Download Free Apps – Mac Rumor

    New iOS 8.3 Features: Speaker Calls With Siri, No Password Required to Download Free Apps – Mac Rumor
    With the iOS 8.3 beta 3 installed, users can now ask Siri to make phone calls using the iPhone’s speaker. If you ask Siri to “Call [name] on speaker,” the call will be made via speakerphone, enhancing Siri’s hands-free…
  • Mar 21

    The Duty of Technology Competence and What It Means for E-Discovery

    The Duty of Technology Competence and What It Means for E-Discovery
    Robert Ambrogi will be moderating this free webinar next Wednesday March 25, 2015, which will discuss the evolving duty of technology competence in the context of e-discovery. An interactive webinar on what this means in practical terms for…
  • Mar 20

    A Reminder To Ditch The Disclaimer This Tax Season – Forbe

    A Reminder To Ditch The Disclaimer This Tax Season – Forbe
    Kelly Phillips Erb Contributor *** … Last year, the IRS made final proposed Regulations (RIN 1545-BF96, Regulations Governing Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service, downloads as a pdf) that made changes to Circular…
Rank this Week: 738

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • 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…
  • Feb 16

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff
    According to SPIEGEL (in German), the German government has sued the EU Commission over their decision to treat the German feed-in tariff as “State aid”, with the consequence of requiring approval by the EU Commission for all…
  • Jan 30

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany
    As Spiegel and many others report, the German Wind Energy Association BWE has announced figures for 2014. They are a new record 4.75 GW, breaking the 12 year old record of 2002 (3.2 GW). That sounds like good news, and it is. The bad news is…
Rank this Week: 667

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

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