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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

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/
  • Nov 21

    The Lawfare Podcast: Gordon Wood on Friends Divided

    The Lawfare Podcast: Gordon Wood on Friends Divided
    The relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams largely shaped the course of the newly-formed United States of America. Historian Gordon Wood examined this relationship and its effect on America’s future in his new book…
  • Nov 21

    Comparative Counterterrorism Surveillance and Cooperation

    Comparative Counterterrorism Surveillance and Cooperation
    One of the great challenges in life is that the ABA annual conference on national security law is usually cross-scheduled at the same time as the Federalist Society convention.  Typically, I go to the ABA event (as I did this year) and…
  • Nov 21

    Putting the North Korea Terrorism Designation in Context

    Putting the North Korea Terrorism Designation in Context
    President Trump designated North Korea a sponsor of terrorism on Monday, returning it to the list of official state sponsors along with Iran, Sudan and Syria. In making his decision, the President noted: “In addition to threatening the…
Rank this Week: 12

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Nov 20

    Research Assistant Needed (Spring 2018)

    Research Assistant Needed (Spring 2018)
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 1L & 2L students only: I would like to hire a UM Law student to be my research assistant for 10-15 hours/week during the coming semester. If things work out … Continue…
  • Nov 17

    ‘Trump Bump’ Causes LSAT Takers to Surge

    ‘Trump Bump’ Causes LSAT Takers to Surge
    Via Paul Caron, two linked facts: (1) LSAT Test-Takers Continue To Surge, With 10.7% Increase In Sept/Oct Following June’s 19.8%, and (2)”survey of law school applicants by Blueprint LSAT Preparation revealed that over 52%…
  • Nov 15

    On UMiami Football

    On UMiami Football
    The last time UM had a winning football team both the team and the fans behaved badly. They called it ‘swagger’ but it was mostly rudeness. I was embarrassed for all of us. Now the U’s football team is “relevant”…
Rank this Week: 18

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Nov 21

    Job Vacancy: Research Assistant (50%) at the University of Bonn, Germany

    Job Vacancy: Research Assistant (50%) at the University of Bonn, Germany
    Professor Dr. Nina Dethloff, Institute for German, European and International Family Law, University of Bonn, Germany, is looking for a research assistant (WissMit) on a part-time basis (50%) as of 1 January 2018 or later. The candidate…
  • Nov 17

    Deference to Foreign Sovereign Submission

    Deference to Foreign Sovereign Submission
    As previously reported here, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision in 2016 reversing a $147.8 million price-fixing judgment against two Chinese manufacturers of Vitamin C. The plaintiffs alleged that the…
  • Nov 16

    Jurisdiction, Conflict of Laws and Data Protection in Cyberspace

    Jurisdiction, Conflict of Laws and Data Protection in Cyberspace
    (Report on the Conference held in Luxembourg on 12 October 2017, by Martina Mantovani, Research Fellow MPI Luxembourg) On 12 October 2017, the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Department of European…
Rank this Week: 31

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Nov 19

    CfP: Contingency in the Course of International Law

    CfP: Contingency in the Course of International Law
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Just a reminder that the deadline is fast approaching for the workshop I am organising with Ingo Venzke, “Contingency in the Course of International Law: How International Law Could Have…
  • Nov 18

    Call for Submissions / Nominations: The Francis Lieber Prize

    Call for Submissions / Nominations: The Francis Lieber Prize
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen From Professor Laurie Blank: The American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict awards the Francis Lieber Prize to the authors of publications that the judges consider…
  • Nov 17

    The Legality of Pardons in Latin America (Part II)

    The Legality of Pardons in Latin America (Part II)
    by Alonso Gurmendi Dunkelberg by Alonso Gurmendi Dunkelberg [Alonso Gurmendi is Professor of International Law at Universidad del Pacífico, in Peru.] As seen in Part I, Colombian transitional justice mechanisms have played a key role…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Nov 21

    Stanford on the Federal Arbitration Act & Federalism

    Stanford on the Federal Arbitration Act & Federalism
    Matthew James Stanford (University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Students) has posted Judicial Resistance: Mandatory Arbitration as Federal Commandeering on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Arbitration has become a popular way to resolve…
  • Nov 21

    Thurschwell on the Death Penalty & Derrida

    Thurschwell on the Death Penalty & Derrida
    Adam Thurschwell has posted Furman and Finitude (Forthcoming, Kelly Oliver & Stephanie Straub, eds., Deconstructing the Death Penalty/Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism (New York: Fordham University Press, 2018)) on SSRN. Here is…
  • Nov 21

    Wendel on Truthfulness & Public Official

    Wendel on Truthfulness & Public Official
    W. Bradley Wendel (Cornell University - School of Law) has posted Truthfulness as an Ethical Form of Life (Duquesne University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay, a contribution to a symposium at Duquesne Law…
Rank this Week: 37

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Nov 21

    "Carpenter v. United States and the positive law model"

    "Carpenter v. United States and the positive law model"
    Will Baude has this interesting post at The Volokh Conspiracy, applying the theory he and James Stern offered in the Harvard Law Review to this particular controversy. In part: Many people, and I suspect quite a few of the justices,...
  • Nov 21

    "ACLU Poll: Majority of Americans, Including Trump Voters, Say Prison Population Should Be Reduced"

    "ACLU Poll: Majority of Americans, Including Trump Voters, Say Prison Population Should Be Reduced"
    From Reason, via the NACDL news scan: In a statement, Udi Ofer, ACLU's deputy national political director, said the poll "demonstrates near-consensus support for criminal justice reform, including reducing the prison population,…
  • Nov 21

    "Mueller Asks Judge Whether Rick Gates Attorney Has Conflict"

    "Mueller Asks Judge Whether Rick Gates Attorney Has Conflict"
    From Bloomberg: Rick Gates, the political consultant accused of money laundering with Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, has a longstanding personal and business relationship with a California man accused of fraud, prosecutors said.…
Rank this Week: 38

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Nov 21

    New Bar Charges Against Larry Klayman

    New Bar Charges Against Larry Klayman
    The District of Columbia Disciplinary Counsel has filed new ethics charges against Larry Klayman In or about January 20 I 0, Respondent undertook to represent Ms. Elham Sataki in connection with her claims of sexual harassment by a co-worker,…
  • Nov 21

    Existence Of Attorney-Client Relationship At Issue In Ohio Bar Discipline Case

    Existence Of Attorney-Client Relationship At Issue In Ohio Bar Discipline Case
    The web page of the Ohio Supreme Court has an excellent analysis of a disciplinary case scheduled for argument this week Disciplinary Counsel v. Paul A. Mancino Jr., Case no. 2017-1079 Cuyahoga County The Board of Professional Conduct, which…
  • Nov 20

    Tardy Slip

    Tardy Slip
    The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct has reprimanded a General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge for unexplained tardiness for your court dockets. Your tardiness was for a substantial period of time and was, on a number of individual…
Rank this Week: 40

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Nov 21

    Estate Planning For The Ultra Wealthy - The Role Of A Family Wealth Advisor

    Estate Planning For The Ultra Wealthy - The Role Of A Family Wealth Advisor
    Affluent families often hire and employ various specialists to help them better manage their wealth. These individuals are often attorneys, CPAs, brokers, investment managers, etc. With so many highly specialized employees overseeing a…
  • Nov 21

    Article on A Colonial History of the River Murray Dispute

    Article on A Colonial History of the River Murray Dispute
    Adam Webster recently posted an Article entitled, A Colonial History of the River Murray Dispute, Legal History eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This article examines the history of the dispute over the sharing…
  • Nov 21

    Charles Manson’s Grandson Wants to Give the Cult Leader a Proper Burial

    Charles Manson’s Grandson Wants to Give the Cult Leader a Proper Burial
    Charles Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman, is interested in providing the cult leader with a proper burial. Freeman’s father was Charles Manson Jr., who was the product of Manson’s first marriage to wife, Rosalie. Freeman believes that…
Rank this Week: 52

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Nov 21

    "Assessing and Responding to the Recent Homicide Rise in the United States"

    "Assessing and Responding to the Recent Homicide Rise in the United States"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new report coming from the National Institute of Justice and authored by Richard Rosenfeld, Shytierra Gaston, Howard Spivak and Seri Irazola. Here is the full executive summary: Big-city…
  • Nov 21

    Senator Mike Lee explains how "conservative approach to lawmaking" drives his advocacy for federal sentencing reform

    Senator Mike Lee explains how "conservative approach to lawmaking" drives his advocacy for federal sentencing reform
    Pew's Public Safety Performance Project has this notable new Q&A with Mike Lee under the subheading "A U.S. senator and former assistant U.S. attorney discusses crime and punishment, and how his views on both have changed." I…
  • Nov 21

    "Justice at Last for the Youngest Inmates?"

    "Justice at Last for the Youngest Inmates?"
    The question in the title of this post is the headline of this New York Times editorial about juve LWOP sentencing that starts with another question and answer: "How many times does the Supreme Court have to repeat itself before...
Rank this Week: 44

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 46

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Nov 15

    Professors are losing their freedom of expression

    Professors are losing their freedom of expression
    Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman write for The Washington Post, Nov. 15, 2017 We think a consistent rule is better: On campuses, no one should be censored or punished merely because of the ideas they express, and we should all stand…
  • Nov 14

    There’s much more at stake than cake

    There’s much more at stake than cake
    Erwin Chemerinsky writes for Daily Journal (registration required), Nov. 14, 2017 An inherent tension exists between liberty and equality. The application of all antidiscrimination laws infringes the freedom to discriminate. But for decades,…
  • Nov 14

    Oakland warehouse fire: Judge rules city had ‘mandatory duty’ to ensure safety at Ghost Ship

    Oakland warehouse fire: Judge rules city had ‘mandatory duty’ to ensure safety at Ghost Ship
    Mark Gergen quoted by East Bay Times, Nov. 14, 2017 Mark Gergen … said the judge is “finding a rather creative exception to the immunity rule. … What the judge is doing is not alleging they were negligent in inspection but…
Rank this Week: 53

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Nov 21

    UK’s lost seat at the International Court of Justice: a reflection on the authority of the Security Council

    UK’s lost seat at the International Court of Justice: a reflection on the authority of the Security Council
    On 20 November 2017, following a ‘bruising diplomatic battle’ and for the first time since the creation of the United Nations, the United Kingdom relinquished its seat at the International Court of Justice, where judges nominated…
  • Nov 20

    Go On! Conference in India on Upholding Women’s Human Right

    Go On! Conference in India on Upholding Women’s Human Right
    Go On! makes note of interesting conferences, lectures, and similar events. ► The O.P. Jindal Global University along with Cornell Law School and Jindal Global Law School announced open registration…
  • Nov 19

    Write On! AUWCL Human Rights Essay Award

    Write On! AUWCL Human Rights Essay Award
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to submit papers to American University’s Washington College of Law, as follows: ► The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian…
Rank this Week: 85

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Nov 19

    Tech Companies Get High Marks for Covering Infertility Treatment

    Tech Companies Get High Marks for Covering Infertility Treatment
    New York Times (Nov. 15, 2017): Tech Companies Get High Marks for Covering Infertility Treatments, by Ann Carrns: Most companies provide their workers with minimal or no coverage for infertility treatments. A new survey of 250 large employers…
  • Nov 17

    Facebook is Ignoring Anti-Abortion Fake New

    Facebook is Ignoring Anti-Abortion Fake New
    The New York Times (Nov. 10, 2017): Facebook is Ignoring Anti-Abortion Fake News, by Rossalyn Warren As Facebook addresses the role of "fake news" on its platform, largely in relation to the 2016 election and Russian political…
  • Nov 14

    Supreme court agrees to hear antiabortion challenge to California disclosure law for pregnancy center

    Supreme court agrees to hear antiabortion challenge to California disclosure law for pregnancy center
    Los Angeles Times (Nov. 13, 2017): Supreme court agrees to hear antiabortion challenge to California disclosure law for pregnancy centers, by David G. Savage: The Supreme Court has granted certiorari to hear NIFLA vs. Becerra, in which an…
Rank this Week: 82

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Nov 18

    Jerry Lee Lewi

    Jerry Lee Lewi
    More after the jump . . .
  • Nov 17

    The ABA and the LSAT: How Low is Too Low?

    The ABA and the LSAT: How Low is Too Low?
    Although the ABA has been careful not to direct a minimum cutoff LSAT score for law schools to admit individual applicants, if one looks at the law schools that have been found out of compliance with Standard 501 over the...
  • Nov 16

    Desperation Time at Thomas Cooley

    Desperation Time at Thomas Cooley
    It has been obvious for some time that Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School has been grossly violating ABA Standards. I have previously noted this and urged the ABA to take action. For example, in a post on...
Rank this Week: 74

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Call for Blog Posts: The State of U.S. Democracy

    Call for Blog Posts: The State of U.S. Democracy
    Process, the blog of the Organization of American Historian, is calling for submissions on the theme of the State of U.S. Democracy (January 2018).  “We accept pitches from anyone actively engaged in the practice of U.S. history,…
  • Nov 21

    Zeitlow's "Forgotten Emancipator"

    Zeitlow's "Forgotten Emancipator"
    Rebecca E. Zietlow, University of Toledo College of Law, has published The Forgotten Emancipator: James Mitchell Ashley and the Ideological Origins of Reconstruction, in the series Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society,…
  • Nov 20

    Gillmer, "Slavery and Freedom in Texas"

    Gillmer, "Slavery and Freedom in Texas"
    New from the University of Georgia Press: Slavery and Freedom in Texas: Stories from the Courtroom, 1821–1871, by Jason A. Gillmer (Gonzaga University). A description from the Press:In these absorbing accounts of five court cases, Jason…
Rank this Week: 92

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Nov 21

    Facial unconstitutionality does not support universal injunction

    Facial unconstitutionality does not support universal injunction
    Judge Orrick of the Northern District of California on Monday permanently enjoined (order embedded in story) enforcement of the administration's sanctuary-cities order. As with the April preliminary injunction, Judge Orrick made the…
  • Nov 20

    Fed Courts by treatise--the result

    Fed Courts by treatise--the result
    I wrote at the beginning of the semester about my plan to teach Fed Courts without a casebook or cases, but relying largely on the Chemerinsky and Pfander treatises (supplemented by a few cases, statutes, rules, etc.). We have two classes…
  • Nov 20

    Silencing #MeToo: How NDAs and Litigation Stifle Victims, Innovators, and Critic

    Silencing #MeToo: How NDAs and Litigation Stifle Victims, Innovators, and Critic
    Dan Solove (George Washington) who has done groundbreaking work in information privacy law and is the founder of Teach Privacy, a one of a kind privacy and security training company, did a review/interview with me about You Don't Own Me this…
Rank this Week: 97

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 21

    Border Wedding

    Border Wedding
    Photo Howard Lipin//The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP On Saturday, Evelia Reyes and Brian Houston were married in a cross-border ceremony at Friendship Park in San Diego. A Mexican judge officiated the wedding. The couple married at…
  • Nov 21

    Butterfly Story Collective Podcast: stories of immigration and immigrant experience

    Butterfly Story Collective Podcast: stories of immigration and immigrant experience
    Butterfly Story Collective is a network of local storytelling projects and events produced by immigrants and about the immigrant experience in the United States. Each project is locally produced by its participants, and can take various…
  • Nov 21

    From the Bookshelves: The Law of the United States-Mexico Border: A Casebook by Peter L. Reich

    From the Bookshelves: The Law of the United States-Mexico Border: A Casebook by Peter L. Reich
    The Law of the United States-Mexico Border: A Casebook by Peter L. Reich This casebook is the first to focus on the interaction of the U.S. legal system with Mexican law in the border region. The work presents American court...
Rank this Week: 111

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 116

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 107

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    US Asks Supreme Court For Full Stay Pending Appeal of Injunction Against 3rd Travel Ban

    US Asks Supreme Court For Full Stay Pending Appeal of Injunction Against 3rd Travel Ban
    As previously reported, a week ago the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed in part the preliminary injunction issued by a Hawaii federal district court against enforcement of President Trump's third travel ban.  Yesterday, the…
  • Nov 21

    Court Strikes Down Health Clinic Buffer Zone

    Court Strikes Down Health Clinic Buffer Zone
    In Turco v. City of Englewood, New Jersey, (D NJ, Nov. 14, 2017), a New Jersey federal district court struck down as overbroad a city ordinance creating an 8-foot buffer zone around health care and transitional facilities.  The…
  • Nov 21

    Canadian Christian Couple Sues Over Alberta's Policy On Adoption

    Canadian Christian Couple Sues Over Alberta's Policy On Adoption
    In a lawsuit filed in Canada at the beginning of this month, an Evangelical Christian couple is challenging a decision by the Province of Alberta's Child and Family Services to refuse to approve them to adopt a child.  the refusal…
Rank this Week: 115

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Nov 21

    Hardesty on Law Students as Future Leaders: Using Neutral Facilitation Techniques to Teach Leadership Skill

    Hardesty on Law Students as Future Leaders: Using Neutral Facilitation Techniques to Teach Leadership Skill
    I have had the pleasure to work with a diverse and impressive group of people on the law faculties upon which I have had the privilege to serve. One of those people is David C. Hardesty, Jr., President Emeritus of...
  • Nov 20

    Resales of Crowdfunded Equity: A Market to Watch

    Resales of Crowdfunded Equity: A Market to Watch
    The Oklahoma Law Review recently published an article I wrote for a symposium the law review sponsored last year at The University of Oklahoma College of Law. The symposium, “Confronting New Market Realities: Implications for Stockholder…
  • Nov 19

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (Nov. 19, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (Nov. 19, 2017)
    "SEC Announces Agenda and Panelists for the 36th Annual Small Business Forum" https://t.co/6WmukKAQ22 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) November 16, 2017 "In reaction to political censorship on social media, many…
Rank this Week: 114

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Oct 9

    Information is the Key to Enforcement: A New Case Study

    Information is the Key to Enforcement: A New Case Study
    A new and really fascinating case study about environmental mass tort litigation against Du Pont was posted recently by the NBER. You can find the piece here. It demonstrates how a company came to ignore the injuries that its product...
  • Aug 16

    What duties do lead counsel owe plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation?

    What duties do lead counsel owe plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation?
    There is a persistent question in multidistrict proceedings: what duties do lead lawyers owe to individual plaintiffs who have no direct attorney-client relationship with them? That's the question at the heart of a recent opinion by Judge…
  • Aug 7

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial
    Bellwether trials are a mass tort phenomenon that is often reported in the media, but too often journalists put more emphasis on an individual trial or even a small set of trials than is warranted. This post tries to explain...
Rank this Week: 105

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Nov 21

    Harvard being investigated by DOJ over admissions policies - Hot Air Hot Air

    Harvard being investigated by DOJ over admissions policies - Hot Air Hot Air
    Underlying all of this is the fact that Asian Americans are disproportionately represented at elite schools, i.e. they take a much higher percentage of available slots for incoming students than their percentage of the population. However,…
  • Nov 21

    After the liberation of Mosul, an orgy of killing - Hot Air

    After the liberation of Mosul, an orgy of killing - Hot Air
    One soldier pulled the man up and sat him down again. Slowly, he opened his eyes, which at first looked stunned, and then darkened with anger. He opened his mouth, and a dark lump of flesh, blood and a set...
  • Nov 21

    Sweet fancy Moses, the Pixar guy is part of the "pervnado" too? - Hot Air

    Sweet fancy Moses, the Pixar guy is part of the "pervnado" too? - Hot Air
    It’s John Lasseter, the man who directed “Toy Story,” the big cheese at Pixar first and then at Walt Disney Animation, the guy whose company effortlessly makes you cry over lonely robots and balloon-borne houses. There are…
Rank this Week: 139

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 21

    Protection From Age Discrimination in Alberta

    Protection From Age Discrimination in Alberta
    Last week the Alberta Human Rights Amendment Act, 2017 passed 3rd reading. On Royal Assent it will change the law so that as of January 1, 2018, age is a protected ground of discrimination relating to goods, services, accommodation or…
  • Nov 21

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice. Practice Articling Students and Young Lawyers: Get a Mentor Ian Hu I was…
  • Nov 21

    The Millennial Influence

    The Millennial Influence
    The access to justice discourse is increasingly focused on modernization. This involves drawing on technology as well as new methods to guide the development of justice system improvements. The user experience (UX) figures prominently in…
Rank this Week: 145

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Nov 21

    Henry Shue, "Gambling with Their Climate: Future Generations, Negative Emissions, & Risk Transfers"

    Henry Shue, "Gambling with Their Climate: Future Generations, Negative Emissions, & Risk Transfers"
    This lecture defends three main theses: (I) that all decisions about the degree of ambition for emissions mitigation are unavoidably also decisions about how to distribute risk across generations and, more specifically, (II) that the less…
  • Sep 20

    Supreme Court Preview 2017: Highlights and Perspective

    Supreme Court Preview 2017: Highlights and Perspective
    On the first Monday in October, the Supreme Court session opens. Professors Adam Chilton, Aziz Huq, and Daniel Hemel offer insight into some of the issues the Court will hear in the upcoming year. Recorded on September 18, 2017, in…
  • May 2

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
Rank this Week: 131

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 125

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Nov 20

    FAN 170 (First Amendment News) Masses case “reargued” in 2nd Circuit — Floyd Abrams vs Kathleen Sullivan

    FAN 170 (First Amendment News) Masses case “reargued” in 2nd Circuit — Floyd Abrams vs Kathleen Sullivan
    What follows is a short article by Professor Thomas Healy based on a “reargument” of Masses Publishing Co. v. Patten (2nd Cir., 1917), which overruled Judge Learned Hand’s district court opinion. The event was hosted by…
  • Nov 16

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 51:1 (November 2017)

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 51:1 (November 2017)
    Symposium — Future-Proofing Law: From rDNA to Robots Future-Proofing Law Anupam Chander A Simpler World? On Pruning Risks and Harvesting Fruits in an Orchard of Whispering Algorithms Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar The Real Law of…
  • Nov 13

    Law as Beauty

    Law as Beauty
    Law book illustrations serve many practical purposes. Yet they also can be items of simple beauty. Our gallery tour closes with books in which the bridge between abstraction and the real—the two polarities at the heart of legal…
Rank this Week: 144

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 127

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Nov 21

    (Second) Federal District Judge Enjoins Transgender Military Ban

    (Second) Federal District Judge Enjoins Transgender Military Ban
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his opinion in Stone v. Trump, United States District Judge Marvin Garvis of the District of Maryland isued a preliminary injunction against the United States…
  • Nov 21

    District Judge Permanently Enjoins Trump's Sanctuary Cities EO

    District Judge Permanently Enjoins Trump's Sanctuary Cities EO
    Judge William H. Orrick (N.D.Cal.) granted summary judgment for the plaintiffs and issued a nationwide permanent injunction against the defunding and enforcement provisions of President Trump's sanctuary cities executive order. The ruling…
  • Nov 16

    District Court Halts Government's Sanctuary Cities Enforcement Against Philadelphia

    District Court Halts Government's Sanctuary Cities Enforcement Against Philadelphia
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Michael Baylson (E.D. Pa.) granted a preliminary injunction yesterday against the government's enforcement of it's anti-sanctuary cities moves against Philadelphia, and enjoyed AG Sessions…
Rank this Week: 170

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Nov 21

    South Carolina Supreme Court Terminates Its Supervision of School Funding Reform

    South Carolina Supreme Court Terminates Its Supervision of School Funding Reform
    This past Friday was on of the saddest days in a long time for education rights in the state of South Carolina. In a short five-paragraph order, the state supreme court dismissed Abbeville v. State, a school adequacy and funding case first…
  • Nov 20

    Can Schools Use Seclusion Rooms to Punish Kids?

    Can Schools Use Seclusion Rooms to Punish Kids?
    Under state law, the answer is apparently yes in some places. A Time.com story reports that "Iowa is one of only five states that allow seclusion or restraints when there’s no physical threat, according to the ACLU. Twenty-nine states…
  • Nov 15

    Can Tennessee Schools Replace Teachers with Computers? Not If the Constitution and Facts Have Anything to Say About It

    Can Tennessee Schools Replace Teachers with Computers? Not If the Constitution and Facts Have Anything to Say About It
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals has taken up a fascinating issue regarding students' access to teachers. The problem could only arise in the brave new world of computers. In short, a student at a Tennessee high school had fallen behind in…
Rank this Week: 198

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Nov 21

    New Publication: Old & Sick in America

    New Publication: Old & Sick in America
    Dr. Muriel Gillick, a Professor of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Program in Aging at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute had a new book. Old & Sick in American: The Journey Through the Health...
  • Nov 20

    Caregiving article in the WSJ

    Caregiving article in the WSJ
    The Wall Street Journal published an article by Maddy Dychtwald, The Surprising Benefits and Costs of Family Caregiving. A significant number of folks are already serving as caregivers (40 million per the article) and "[a]s the massive…
  • Nov 20

    University of Missouri Law Professor David English Presents Guardianship Reforms to New Mexico

    University of Missouri Law Professor David English Presents Guardianship Reforms to New Mexico
    University of Missouri Law Professor David English, who is part of a team working on new Guardianship Law proposals for the Uniform Law Commission, was reportedly in Albuquerque New Mexico recently. His appearance is in response to one of…
Rank this Week: 186

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 149

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Aug 18

    Faculty Position - Richmond

    Faculty Position - Richmond
    Richmond is seeking to fill slots in the corporate area. See notice below: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three tenure-track positions for the 2018-2019 academic year, including one in corporate/securities law.…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
Rank this Week: 174

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking
    Revived from the dead so I can cross post this with my Facebook page:Tyler Cowen offers his ranking of Shakespeare plays.  I take the bait.  Not quite a ranking; there are a number of plays that I think are really interesting but…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 185

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Nov 21

    Viewing Old Movies and TV Shows from a (Somewhat) More Enlightened Perspective

    Viewing Old Movies and TV Shows from a (Somewhat) More Enlightened Perspective
    by Neil H. BuchananThe sudden wave of social acknowledgement of the ways in which men have long mistreated women is as unexpected as it is welcome.  We are in what seems to be a transformative moment in history, and we can only hope that…
  • Nov 20

    Text and History Fed Soc Style

    Text and History Fed Soc Style
    By Eric SegallProfessors Randy Barnett and Akhil Amar had a fascinating, informative and entertaining debate at the Federalist Society Convention on Saturday. The question was "Resolved: Lochner Still Crazy after all These Years." I recommend…
  • Nov 17

    Disaggregating Free Speech on Campu

    Disaggregating Free Speech on Campu
    by Michael DorfOn Monday Nov 20, UC Berkeley Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will be giving two talks at Cornell on the topic "Free Speech on Campus," which happens to be the title of his new book with Howard Gillman. I'll introduce Dean…
Rank this Week: 255

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Nov 20

    I'm trying to figure out which state I'm from based on my Thanksgiving preference

    I'm trying to figure out which state I'm from based on my Thanksgiving preference
    From the Economist: Appetizer: Deviled eggs Bread: Cornbread Cranberry: Relish Potato: Sweet with little marshmallows Turkey: Brined Stuffing: Cornbread Side dish: Carrots Pie: Pumpkin I blame my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Nov 20

    Easy multi-cooker supermarket ingredient chili

    Easy multi-cooker supermarket ingredient chili
    The goal was to make a yummy chili--no beans--in about 30 minutes using only mega-mart ingredients. The process began that morning by grinding one pound of assorted beef trimmings (chuck, sirloin,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Nov 20

    Stephen M. Bainbridge, Corporate Directors in the United Kingdom, 59 William & Mary Law Review 65 (2017)

    Stephen M. Bainbridge, Corporate Directors in the United Kingdom, 59 William & Mary Law Review 65 (2017)
    Is now available online. Abstract: In the United States, state corporation law uniformly provides that only natural persons may serve as directors of corporations. Corporations, limited liability... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 261

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Nov 16

    Senator Robert Menendez Jury Hangs: Mistrial Declared

    Senator Robert Menendez Jury Hangs: Mistrial Declared
    Here is a story from Max Greenwood of The Hill and another from Bill Wichert of Law 360. Make no mistake about it, this was a great and hard-fought victory for Menendez's lead defense attorneys Abbe Lowell and Raymond Brown...
  • Nov 13

    Special Counsels Are Sometimes Necessary

    Special Counsels Are Sometimes Necessary
    Andrew McCarthy at National Review Online compares the aggressiveness of Special Counsel Bob Mueller's Russia collusion investigation to the disgraceful kid gloves DOJ-FBI treatment of Mrs. Clinton and her email server. He is right on all…
  • Nov 9

    Fox News Reports Veselnitskaya Fusion GPS Connection

    Fox News Reports Veselnitskaya Fusion GPS Connection
    Fox News is reporting here that a co-founder of Fusion GPS met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya both before and after her June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., Jaren Kushner, Paul Manafort, and others. The Trump...
Rank this Week: 259

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Nov 14

    Detroit-Mercy Law Review Symposium -- Call for Paper

    Detroit-Mercy Law Review Symposium -- Call for Paper
    UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY LAW REVIEW CALL FOR PROPOSALS The Return of Sanctuary Cities: The Muslim Ban, Hurricane Maria, and Everything in Between The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review is pleased to announce its annual academic…
  • Nov 8

    SCOTUS Decision in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services: A Question of Time

    SCOTUS Decision in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services: A Question of Time
    Today the Supreme Court issued its decision in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services, the first merits decision of the new Term. The Court unanimously holds that FRAP 4(a)(5)(C)’s limit on extensions of time to file a notice of appeal…
  • Nov 7

    Erbsen on Lahav on Procedural Design

    Erbsen on Lahav on Procedural Design
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Allan Erbsen’s essay, Sequential Progression of Dispute Resolution in Federal Courts. Allan reviews Alexandra Lahav’s recent article, Procedural Design.
Rank this Week: 262

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    The University Computer Lab, the Pro Se Complaint and False Arrest

    The University Computer Lab, the Pro Se Complaint and False Arrest
    This post examines a recent decision from a federal District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee: Molthan, v. Vanderbilt University, 2017 WL 1489099. The judge begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Sep 27

    Child Sex Trafficking and Bypassing Security on a Tablet Computer

    Child Sex Trafficking and Bypassing Security on a Tablet Computer
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit:  U.S. v. Blake, 868 F.3d 960 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[a]fter a nine-day trial, a jury found Dontavious Blake and Tara…
  • Sep 22

    Forgery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Tamper with/Fabricate Physical Evidence

    Forgery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Tamper with/Fabricate Physical Evidence
    This post examines a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania: Commonwealth v. Aponte, 2017 WL 4118438 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining how and why the prosecution was brought:Appellant, Luz Enid Aponte,…
Rank this Week: 291

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Nov 21

    2018 Edition of the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom: Freedom to Trade Is a Key to Prosperity

    2018 Edition of the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom: Freedom to Trade Is a Key to Prosperity
    The latest rankings of trade freedom around the world will be set forth and assessed in the 24th annual edition of the Heritage Foundation annual Index of Economic Freedom (Index), which will be published in January 2018.  Today Heritage…
  • Nov 17

    Some Good News (Maybe?) from DOJ’s Antitrust Division

    Some Good News (Maybe?) from DOJ’s Antitrust Division
    I remain deeply skeptical of any antitrust challenge to the AT&T/Time Warner merger.  Vertical mergers like this one between a content producer and a distributor are usually efficiency-enhancing.  The theories of anticompetitive…
  • Nov 15

    Just in Time for Christmas: How to Regulate

    Just in Time for Christmas: How to Regulate
    My new book, How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers, is now available on Amazon.  Inform Santa! The book, published by Cambridge University Press, attempts to fill what I think is a huge hole in legal education:  It focuses on…
Rank this Week: 389

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Nov 21

    Desperate times for law school

    Desperate times for law school
    As widely reported elsewhere such as by David Frakt in The Faculty Lounge, law schools seem to be turning desparate to hide their student recruiting practices and ABA communications (see, e.g., Desperation Times at Thomas Cooley). That blog…
  • Nov 16

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (November 16, 2017)

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (November 16, 2017)
    The Top Ten list returns after a week away: Happy Thanksgiving to our U.S. readers next week! Top Downloads for the Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Recent Top Papers (60 days) as of 17 Sep 2017 - 16 Nov 2017...
  • Nov 15

    Closing date of the essence results in liquidated damage

    Closing date of the essence results in liquidated damage
    I love when I reach the end of the semester teaching contracts because everything is still extra-fresh in my mind and every case starts to read like an exam hypo to me. This recent case out of New York, GB...
Rank this Week: 438

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Nov 16

    College Instructors Overwhelmingly Reject Employers’ “Final Offer”. Now What?

    College Instructors Overwhelmingly Reject Employers’ “Final Offer”. Now What?
    November 16 2017 The college instructors represented by OPSEU have soundly rejected the College Employer Council’s proposed collective agreement put to them in a forced “final offer vote”.  The 5 week long strike…
  • Nov 10

    British Employment Appeals Tribunal Finds Uber Drivers are Employees of Uber

    British Employment Appeals Tribunal Finds Uber Drivers are Employees of Uber
    November 10, 2017 A British Tribunal has upheld the decision finding that Uber drivers are “workers” (i.e.  employees) and not independent contractors and therefore are entitled to minimum wage and coverage under a…
  • Nov 7

    Can an Employee Be Fired for Giving the Prime Minister the Finger?

    Can an Employee Be Fired for Giving the Prime Minister the Finger?
    An employee who gave the finger to President Trump while she was on a bike ride has been fired.   Juli Briskman worked for a marketing company in Virginia, and the salute famously captured in photo occurred during her off hours.…
Rank this Week: 326