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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/
  • Jan 26

    Making the most out of a blizzard

    Making the most out of a blizzard
    If you reside in the northeast, you are probably preparing to be snowed in. After you have safely made your way home and loaded up on batteries, flaslights, candles, food, and water, what next? The storm can provide an opportunity...
  • Jan 26

    Law School Action Comics #8

    Law School Action Comics #8
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • Jan 23

    Challenge Yourself

    Challenge Yourself
    Law school is a challenging endeavor. The LSAT, application process, and transition to law school are hurdles that arise before students are even asked to write their first legal memo, participate in their first round of Socratic torture, or…
Rank this Week: 669

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: 877

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: 587

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/
  • Jan 28

    High Time to Revisit the First Sale Doctrine: Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

    High Time to Revisit the First Sale Doctrine: Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation
    By Chris Ferrell Normally, James Bond is the fictional MI6 spy who subdues international chaos before it starts. However, James Bond has yet to stop the decade-long battle between Omega S.A. and Costco Wholesale Corporation. Neither side has…
  • Jan 26

    SCOTUS Hears Challenge to Colorado Law Regulating E-Commerce Transaction

    SCOTUS Hears Challenge to Colorado Law Regulating E-Commerce Transaction
    By Craig Henson The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard argument in a case that could have far-reaching implications for online retailers and their customers. On December 8, 2014, the Court heard oral argument in Direct Marketing Association v.…
  • Jan 23

    The Hidden StingRay Within the Murky Waters of Surveillance

    The Hidden StingRay Within the Murky Waters of Surveillance
    Law enforcement use of IMSI catchers and their insidious efforts to hide it. By Miriam Swedlow Thanks to NPR’s radio program, Serial, thousands of Americans now know that a person’s movements can be verified by following the…
Rank this Week: 944

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

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

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Jan 12

    Southern California Law Schools address “modest means” client

    Southern California Law Schools address “modest means” client
    UCLA School of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law and Southwestern Law School have been awarded a one-year grant from the State Bar of California’s Commission on Access to Justice to establish a modest means incubator, a pilot…
  • Jan 11

    LawBiz Newsletters and free chapters from 2 books!

    LawBiz Newsletters and free chapters from 2 books!
    Sign up for LawBiz newsletters, and receive a free chapter each from Life After Law and The Profitable Law Office Handbook! Thank you for reading my blog posts. Did you know I also have a weekly newsletter, with hints, tips, comments,…
  • Dec 20

    Service is still the name of the game

    Service is still the name of the game
    A New York consulting firm recently conducted a survey and found that eight of the top 10 companies that no longer provided extraordinary support for their products and services for technology companies. Companies like Samsung, Apple and…
Rank this Week: 732

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: 746

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    The Mystery of Munchausen By Proxy

    The Mystery of Munchausen By Proxy
    Many years ago I acted for a single mom who had an 8-year-old daughter. She retained me when her ex-husband filed an application seeking a change of custody from my client to him…not so unusual, right? Wrong! This case was my first…
  • Jan 28

    The Free-Range Kid Movement

    The Free-Range Kid Movement
    Until Danielle and Alexander Mietiv from suburban Maryland became embroiled in a child protection investigation for allowing their children, ten and six, to walk a mile home together from the park, unsupervised by an older child or adult, I…
  • Jan 27

    Hide and Seek: Non-Disclosure in Family Law

    Hide and Seek: Non-Disclosure in Family Law
    At the end of a marriage, each spouse has a legal obligation to make honest disclosure of the assets in their name, possession or control. A colourful British Columbia judge called the absence of accurate disclosure the “cancer of…
Rank this Week: 742

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/
  • Jan 30

    Neither War Nor Peace: Israel’s Northern Border

    Neither War Nor Peace: Israel’s Northern Border
    For now, the recent eruption of violence along the Israeli-Lebanese border appears to be contained. With thousands of its fighters bogged down in Syrian battles, Hezbollah’s strategic context is radically different from 2006, when a…
  • Jan 30

    Declassified FISA Court Orders Fill in History of NSA Warrantless Surveillance

    Declassified FISA Court Orders Fill in History of NSA Warrantless Surveillance
    Some key news from earlier in the week: The New York Times obtained two previously classified rulings of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) from May and August 2007. Authored by Judge Roger Vinson (a…
  • Jan 29

    Yesterday at the Military Commissions: Al Hadi

    Yesterday at the Military Commissions: Al Hadi
    Editor’s Note: This post represents a modest adjustment in Lawfare‘s military commissions coverage, one made necessary in part because of the surge in criminal hearings at Guantanamo in the coming weeks and months. For a full…
Rank this Week: 70

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jan 29

    Will SCOTUS Take Another Crack at ADEA Preclusion of s1983 Claim?

    Will SCOTUS Take Another Crack at ADEA Preclusion of s1983 Claim?
    The SCOTUSblog Petition of the Day is Hildebrand v. Allegheny County out of my beloved home circuit (aka the 3d Cir.). The issue presented is:Does the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which forbids age-based discrimination against…
  • Jan 27

    Miles on Employee Hanbook

    Miles on Employee Hanbook
    Straight from the shameless self-promotion department, it's my latest article: Three Times a Good Employee Handbook will Save Employers in the latest issue of Pennsylvania Business Central. Enjoy!
  • Jan 27

    SCOTUS Kills Yard-Man

    SCOTUS Kills Yard-Man
    When you were growing up, did you ever have a teacher return an assignment and tell you everything you did wrong... but not give you the right answer? Instead, you were just supposed to try again and figure it out for yourself? That's pretty…
Rank this Week: 617

LawPundit

LawPundit

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

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 295

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/
  • Jan 23

    Pennsylvania Xarelto Lawsuits Become Mass Tort

    Pennsylvania Xarelto Lawsuits Become Mass Tort
    As the fight against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson over the controversial drug, Xarelto, wages on, Pennsylvania has organized claims floating around state courts into a mass tort. The anticoagulant (blood thinner), which has already been…
  • Jan 23

    Missouri Talking About Damage Caps Again | 2015 Update

    Missouri Talking About Damage Caps Again | 2015 Update
    After a divided Supreme Court of Missouri found the legislature’s $350,000 statutory cap unconstitutional 2 year ago, opponents of letting juries decide just how victims should be compensated said the sky was going to fall in…
  • Jan 16

    Emergency Room Malpractice in Georgia

    Emergency Room Malpractice in Georgia
    Many states are trying to carve out malpractice caps and different standards of care for emergency room doctors in medical malpractice cases.  The thinking starts out okay.  Emergency department doctors should be given the benefit…
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/
  • Jan 21

    Weder Betrug noch Hehlerei nachgewiesen: Freispruch trotz Verkauf von Falschsilber

    Weder Betrug noch Hehlerei nachgewiesen: Freispruch trotz Verkauf von Falschsilber
    Ein Strafverfahren vor dem LG Kiel zeigt, wie man (hier mit viel Glück) trotz des Verkaufs von 108 Kilo Falschsilber weder wegen Betrug noch wegen versuchter Hehlerei verurteilt wird. Den drei Angeklagten wurde durch die Anklageschrift…
  • Jan 18

    Freispruch vom Vorwurf des schweren sexuellen Missbrauch

    Freispruch vom Vorwurf des schweren sexuellen Missbrauch
    Ein 34-jähriger Mann musste sich nun vor der großen Strafkammer des Landgerichts gegen den Vorwurf des schweren sexuellen Missbrauchs verteidigen. Er soll seinen neunjährigen Stiefsohn vergewaltigt haben. Hauptbelastungszeugen…
  • Jan 4

    Geldstrafe wegen Beteiligung am unerlaubten Glückspiels im Internet

    Geldstrafe wegen Beteiligung am unerlaubten Glückspiels im Internet
    Online Glückspiel im Internet ist für Deutsche häufig strafbar. Das Glückspiel im Internet ist seit Jahren ein großer Trend und bietet vermeintlich schnelle Gewinne mit nur wenigen Klicks. Internationale Anbieter und…
Rank this Week: 596

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/
  • Jan 23

    Soto v. Bushmaster

    Soto v. Bushmaster
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi interviews Elliot Fineman from the National Gun Victims Action Council, Charles Heller from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, and Professor Nicholas Johnson from Fordham…
  • Jan 9

    The Senate Committee Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program

    The Senate Committee Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program
    In December 2014, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its study on the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program. Among the many infractions alleged were unlawful torture, coverups, wrongful detention, and unauthorized…
  • Dec 26

    Animals’ Writ of Habeas Corpus: Autonomy, Self Determination, and Chimpanzee

    Animals’ Writ of Habeas Corpus: Autonomy, Self Determination, and Chimpanzee
    On December 2, 2013, the first ever lawsuit on behalf of captive chimpanzees was filed in the New York Supreme Court. The objective of that lawsuit was to grant Tommy (a chimpanzee) bodily freedom through a common law writ of habeas corpus.…
Rank this Week: 125

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 117

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    CAPSUM, entreprise scientifique dédiée à l’innovation cosmétique, recherche pour son site de Marseille un ingénieur brevets. MISSIONS CONFIÉES Au sein du service R&D, vous aurez en…
  • Jan 27

    T1748/10 : accessibilité au public d'une brochure commerciale

    T1748/10 : accessibilité au public d'une brochure commerciale
    La Chambre est convaincue que la brochure commerciale D1 a été distribuée à des membres du public avant la date de priorité du brevet en cause. En soutien à ses allégations, l'Opposante a…
  • Jan 25

    T1101/14 : signature d'un mauvais document, pas de vigilance

    T1101/14 : signature d'un mauvais document, pas de vigilance
    Le mandataire avait envoyé dans le délai prévu un courrier accompagné de requêtes et indiquant que les motifs du recours étaient joints, ce qui n'était pas le cas.  La Chambre se demande…
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: 937

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/
  • Jan 30

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    This singer is completely overshadowed by the flamboyant drummer in the band. His performance starts a little after one minute into the song.  
  • Jan 29

    The Name Game: A Quick Guide for Legally Changing Your Name

    The Name Game: A Quick Guide for Legally Changing Your Name
    If you married or divorced recently, or find that you just can’t stand being reminded of your given name for one day longer, you can consider legally changing your name. While the requirements can vary depending on your motivation for…
  • Jan 28

    Rejected Insurance Claim? Learn the Common Reasons Behind Rejected Insurance Claim

    Rejected Insurance Claim? Learn the Common Reasons Behind Rejected Insurance Claim
    If you’ve ever filed a claim with your insurance agent or provider, you probably know that insurance matters can get messy. Usually problems arise when policy holders are misinformed, or have incorrect expectations when it comes to…
Rank this Week: 874

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: 783

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: 467

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/
  • Jan 28

    A new alliance to improve pricing and legal project management

    A new alliance to improve pricing and legal project management
    Press Release: January 28, 2015 Media Contacts: Scott Rosenberg, srosenberg@projectleadership.net, (312) 258-5318 Jim Hassett, jhassett@legalbizdev.com, (617) 217-2578 Project Leadership Associates and LegalBizDev Announce a Strategic…
  • Jan 27

    One employment lawyer’s task list for a pre-complaint demand

    One employment lawyer’s task list for a pre-complaint demand
    A guest post by Judith Droz Keyes Judith Droz Keyes is a labor and employment lawyer and partner at Davis Wright Tremaine who recently completed our Certified Legal Project Manager Program®. This is the first of two blog posts based...
  • Jan 20

    Sample Risk Analysis Template for a public M&A matter, advising the target

    Sample Risk Analysis Template for a public M&A matter, advising the target
    A guest post by Sverre Tyrhaug Background: Sverre Tyrhaug is the Managing Partner of Thommessen, the largest law firm in Norway. He is one of five individuals from the firm who are currently completing our Certified Legal Project Manager…
Rank this Week: 667

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: 590

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/
  • Jan 23

    New Legislation and a Sentencing for Trade Secrets Theft

    New Legislation and a Sentencing for Trade Secrets Theft
    The new year always means a spate of legislative activity. Proposed new laws related to trade secrets misappropriation and non-compete agreements do not generate many headlines, but they are fairly common. Two states in particular are…
  • Jan 16

    Non-Compete Disputes and the Mootness Rule on Appeal

    Non-Compete Disputes and the Mootness Rule on Appeal
    One of the reasons non-compete cases generate a lot of appeals is that the law is tense. By that, I mean that non-compete cases present a unique tension between freedom of contract and freedom to compete. And because public policy underlies…
  • Jan 9

    10 Checklist Items for Every Employee Who Leaves to Compete

    10 Checklist Items for Every Employee Who Leaves to Compete
    The dawn of the new year is always a good time to return to basics.When consulting with individual employees, it amazes me how frequently I run through the same basic departure protocol. By now, this seems intuitive to me. But I realize that…
Rank this Week: 802

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Jan 19

    Do Something! Don't Let Fear Stand In Your Way

    Do Something! Don't Let Fear Stand In Your Way
    The Editor's Note from Amy Cosper, Editor in Chief, in the February 2015 issue of Entrepreneur magazine is an excellent read for any entrepreneur, including those intrepid souls who go out on their own to develop their own law practices....
  • Jan 8

    New Year New Marketing

    New Year New Marketing
    January is traditionally a month of resolutions, of looking back over the past years at successes and failures, looking forward toward a new year, and deciding what changes could be made and what new initiatives could be implemented in…
  • Dec 19

    Florida Bar Ban on Past Results in Attorney TV Ads Struck Down by Federal Court

    Florida Bar Ban on Past Results in Attorney TV Ads Struck Down by Federal Court
    In a case entitled Robert Rubenstein v. The Florida Bar, United States District Court Judge Beth Bloom of the Southern District of Florida ruled last week that it is unconstitutional for the Florida Bar to prevent a lawyer from using...
Rank this Week: 934

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/
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/
  • Jan 30

    Legal news roundup - January 30, 2015

    Legal news roundup - January 30, 2015
    CanadaCase for Quebec man who missed jackpot by seconds not to be heard by court, Canadian PressTrial date set for man charged for boat crash in B.C., Canadian PressRCMP charge man in murder of Saskatchewan woman, Canadian PressUnited…
  • Jan 29

    Most B.C. government privacy breaches preventable: report

    Most B.C. government privacy breaches preventable: report
    Nearly three-quarters of all government-related privacy breaches are caused by simple human error — not a result of hackers trying to steal our personal information.That’s the key finding in a report issued yesterday (on…
  • Jan 29

    Legal news roundup - January 29, 2015

    Legal news roundup - January 29, 2015
    CanadaTeenager facing terrorism-related charges for robbery to help terrorists, Canadian PressTeenager charged with kidnapping hotel employee and then crashing car into bank, Canadian PressRally held outside B.C. court for murdered aboriginal…
Rank this Week: 497

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    New Release: Romano, "Racial Reckoning Prosecuting America's Civil Rights Murders"

    New Release: Romano, "Racial Reckoning Prosecuting America's Civil Rights Murders"
    New from Harvard University Press: Racial Reckoning: Prosecuting America's Civil Rights Murders (Oct. 2014), by Renee C. Romano (Oberlin College). The Press explains:Few whites who violently resisted the civil rights struggle were charged…
  • Jan 29

    Knudson and Wilder on a Mid-Century Ad Law Landmark

    Knudson and Wilder on a Mid-Century Ad Law Landmark
    Sanne H. Knudsen, University of Washington School of Law, and Amy J. Wildermuth, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, have posted Unearthing Seminole Rock.  Here is the abstract:     In 1945, the Supreme…
  • Jan 29

    Max-Planck Summer Academy for Legal History

    Max-Planck Summer Academy for Legal History
    [Here’s a call for what we hear is a remarkable opportunity.]The Max-Planck Summer Academy for Legal History, offered by the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (MPIeR), provides an in-depth introduction to methods and…
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Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
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/
  • Jan 29

    So It Turns Out Crime Victims Have Access To Craigslist Too!

    So It Turns Out Crime Victims Have Access To Craigslist Too!
    Craigslist is a fantastic marketplace. You can literally buy and sell anything, or so these gents thought. As reported by The Colorado Springs Police Department: On 02/01/14 at approximately 1700 hrs. Officer M. McCormick, was dispatched to…
  • Jan 28

    Drinking Just Got A Little Easier For New Zealanders Under 18

    Drinking Just Got A Little Easier For New Zealanders Under 18
    The Juice does not have a problem with parents letting an older teenager have a drink in their own home. But this New Zealand law goes way, way beyond that, and extends outside of the home. In fact, it’s not clear what the outer limits…
  • Jan 28

    The Bird Gets It If You Don’t Follow Legal Juice On Twitter And Like It On Facebook

    The Bird Gets It If You Don’t Follow Legal Juice On Twitter And Like It On Facebook
    If you don’t follow Legal Juice on Twitter (@LegalJuice), the bird gets it. And lest you feel complacent because of Mr. Wile E. Coyote’s track record, rumor has it that he is ending his longstanding relationship with Acme for…
Rank this Week: 191

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: 524

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/
  • Jan 29

    California’s Water Law Symposium–A Law Student Success Story

    California’s Water Law Symposium–A Law Student Success Story
    The 11th Annual Water Law Symposium was held last weekend at Golden Gate University Law School in San Francisco.  The event drew a standing-room-only crowd of water law scholars, practitioners and policymakers, who devoted the day to a…
  • Jan 28

    Food Policy: A Reply to Dan Farber

    Food Policy: A Reply to Dan Farber
    Earlier this week on this blog, Dan Farber made the excellent point that although the average American is neither malnourished nor obese, both persist as significant problems revealing deep failures in our food system. But his…
  • Jan 27

    Renowned Scholar Jim Salzman to Join UCLA Law, UCSB Bren School Facultie

    Renowned Scholar Jim Salzman to Join UCLA Law, UCSB Bren School Facultie
    I am thrilled to share the news that  Jim Salzman is moving west to join the faculties of the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara and  UCLA School of Law.  Jim is  currently the Samuel Mordecai Professor at Duke Law…
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/
  • Jan 30

    More Than A Legal Assistant

    More Than A Legal Assistant
    An attorney who facilitated the unauthorized practice of a disbarred lawyer was suspended for two years by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. The "legal assistant" was disbarred as a result of a…
  • Jan 30

    No Disbarment For Lying To One Client

    No Disbarment For Lying To One Client
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has imposed an indefinite suspension of an attorney for misconduct in representing a client in a medical malpractice claim. The attorney blew the statute of limitations, failed to advise and made…
  • Jan 30

    Out Of Whack

    Out Of Whack
    A suspension without possibility of reinstatement for 30 days was imposed by the Iowa Supreme Court for an attorney's trust accounting deficiencies. The problems came to light during an audit but were not cured. Then, there were bounced…
Rank this Week: 59

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: 336

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
  • Jan 29

    Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop–Topeka, KS

    Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop–Topeka, KS
    Washburn University School of Law is proud to announce the second annual Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop, to be held on July 24-25, 2015. Expressions of interest are due...
  • Jan 29

    British Colonial Sexual Regulation in Asia–Singapore

    British Colonial Sexual Regulation in Asia–Singapore
    The Centre for Asian Legal Studies (National University of Singapore) will present The Life and Future of British Colonial Sexual Regulation in Asia Oct. 8-9, 2015.  Abstracts are due by April 15, 2015....
  • Jan 29

    Fair Use in the Digital Age–Seattle, WA

    Fair Use in the Digital Age–Seattle, WA
    Save the date: The University of Washington School of Law will present Fair Use In The Digital Age: Understanding the Impact of Campbell v. Acuff-Rose‘s “Transformative Use Test” April 17-18,...
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/
  • Jan 30

    Avraham on Pain & Suffering Damage

    Avraham on Pain & Suffering Damage
    Ronen Avraham (University of Texas at Austin - School of Law) has posted Estimating Pain and Suffering Damages - Paths are Many, Loss is One (Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Opponents of...
  • Jan 30

    Solomou on the Interpretation of Peace Agreements by International Courts & Post-Conflict Socieitie

    Solomou on the Interpretation of Peace Agreements by International Courts & Post-Conflict Socieitie
    Alexia Solomou (International Court of Justice) has posted Comparing the Impact of the Interpretation of Peace Agreements by International Courts and Tribunals on Legal Accountability and Legal Certainty in Post-Conflict Societies (27(2)…
  • Jan 30

    Tasioulas on the Foundations of Human Right

    Tasioulas on the Foundations of Human Right
    John Tasioulas (King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law) has posted On the Foundations of Human Rights (Penultimate version of chapter to appear in Cruft, Liao, Renzo (eds), Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (OUP,…
Rank this Week: 6

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Jan 26

    Is Readbility a Myth?

    Is Readbility a Myth?
    In The Atlantic, Noah Berlatsky says that a book's "difficulty" is subjective. The opening might grab you-- What's the most difficult book you've ever read? For me, at least within recent memory, there's no question—the book that was…
  • Jan 23

    A Tip from the Machiavellian Lawyer

    A Tip from the Machiavellian Lawyer
    The Machiavellian Lawyer once said: To excel in a law firm, make yourself indispensable. Start by identifying a type of knowledge within the firm that is highly-valued but in short supply. Exploit this shortage by making yourself an expert.…
  • Jan 20

    Travel Blogging Through the Year

    Travel Blogging Through the Year
    I took this photo of a lighthouse from a boat somewhere near Ushuaia, Argentina, in 2010. Ushuaia is near the tip of South America. In case you are thinking about a long trip to South America (and you should!), I...
Rank this Week: 285

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
  • Jan 22

    Barristers, costs and the influence of money on lawyer

    Barristers, costs and the influence of money on lawyer
    Lord Grabiner is both right and wrong to resist the money question Lord Grabiner's cross-examination yesterday (21 January) by the Treasury Select Committee investigating the Bank of England's role in the foreign exchange scandal provides…
  • Jan 8

    In-house legal risk challenge widens - new rules set to make conduct risk part of legal risk

    In-house legal risk challenge widens - new rules set to make conduct risk part of legal risk
    In-house legal risk challenge widens - new rules set to make conduct risk part of legal risk Draft rules published by the European Banking Authority (EBA) in June 2014 would require European banks to quantify broadly-defined legal risks as…
  • Dec 4

    Head in the cloud: who is responsible for our data in the cloud?

    Head in the cloud: who is responsible for our data in the cloud?
    Data privacy regulations are becoming more complex in today's changing IT landscape, and the consequences are huge. It's increasingly important for businesses to keep up to date on legal and regulatory issues of using public cloud while…
Rank this Week: 647

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/
  • Jan 29

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
  • Jan 29

    Nominations for the Burton Award

    Nominations for the Burton Award
    The Burton Awards has a page with information on how to nominate legal writing stars for the prestigious Burton Awards. Click here to learn more. (mew)
  • Jan 26

    Burton Awards will be on June 15, 2015

    Burton Awards will be on June 15, 2015
    The Burton Awards for Excellence in Legal Writing is, without a doubt, the single most glamorous evening for legal writing. That's been true for years, and the 2015 award ceremony promises to continue that trend. It will be held at...
Rank this Week: 150

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Jan 29

    “Go Topless Day” Advocate Fights Indecent Exposure Fine

    “Go Topless Day” Advocate Fights Indecent Exposure Fine
    Over the past decade, a woman’s right to breastfeed in public has gained significant traction. In fact, the right to breastfeed during work is an often overlooked portion of Obamacare. The success of the breastfeeding movement has…
  • Jan 26

    McDonald’s Lawsuit Could Change Fast Food Corporate Responsibility

    McDonald’s Lawsuit Could Change Fast Food Corporate Responsibility
    Ten former employees of a McDonald’s franchise filed a lawsuit against the corporation. The suit alleges racial discrimination that lead to wrongful termination. They filed the suit Thursday, January 22nd in Virginia. The employees…
  • Jan 23

    Why the Controlled Substances Act Should Be Repealed

    Why the Controlled Substances Act Should Be Repealed
    Courts have rarely questioned the validity of the Controlled Substances Act‘s classification system, even though the CSA has been law since 1970. Astoundingly, almost all judicial inquiry into the CSA classification system has been…
Rank this Week: 555

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 34

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Jan 26

    To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients – NYTimes.com

    To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients – NYTimes.com
    *** In a random, anonymized sample of 700 guardianship cases filed in Manhattan over a decade, Hunter College researchers found more than 12 percent were brought by nursing homes. Some of these may have been prompted by family feuds,…
  • Jan 26

    Law Enforcement Thinks Waze’s Police Alerts Are A Threat To Their Safety-Ubergizmo

    Law Enforcement Thinks Waze’s Police Alerts Are A Threat To Their Safety-Ubergizmo
    One of the nifty features of Waze is its ability to help find you the best route that has the least traffic. It also has the ability to allow users to warn other users of upcoming speed cameras, road blocks or police sightings so that users…
  • Jan 24

    The Nonhuman Rights Project-New York Case

    The Nonhuman Rights Project-New York Case
    The Nonhuman Rights Project says it is the only organization working through the common law to achieve actual LEGAL rights for members of species other than our own.  Their mission is to change the common law status of at least some…
Rank this Week: 752

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jan 29

    Oil Price Crash

    Oil Price Crash
    Thanks to J.L. Morin for writing about the oil price at Huffington Post. That’s a good occasion for me to break my recent silence on this blog. Morin explains the recent downward trend in oil prices with the fact that fossil fuel will…
  • Nov 16

    Japanese Translation of German Constitutional Court Decision on European Stability Mechanism II

    Japanese Translation of German Constitutional Court Decision on European Stability Mechanism II
    I recall my Japanese translation of the 2012 decision of the German Constitutional Court on the European Stability Mechanism, which I published last year on this blog. That decision was about the plaintiffs request for a temporary injunction.…
  • Nov 6

    Regional Variations in Feed-In Tariff

    Regional Variations in Feed-In Tariff
    Craig Morris at Renewables International discusses some interesting numbers on the regional differences in the cost of wind and solar energy in Germany. The big picture is that wind is cheaper in the north, and solar is cheaper in the south.…
Rank this Week: 663

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

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