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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: 9

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 19

    What Are they Hiding? (Turkish Edition)

    What Are they Hiding? (Turkish Edition)
    Marcy Wheeler is very smart. And while she’s not giving to mincing words, she is also not a wild-eye conspiracist. So I sat up when I saw Meanwhile, Over In Turkey . . ., her blog post on Secretary of … Continue reading…
  • Feb 14

    Micropayments of a New and Pernicious Type

    Micropayments of a New and Pernicious Type
    Many of us predicted long ago that the future of journalism was online micropayments – pay fractions of a cent an article instead of being bombarded with ads. What we didn’t see coming was this strategy by Salon: if you ……
  • Feb 7

    10 Things You Can Do to Protect e-Privacy & Autonomy

    10 Things You Can Do to Protect e-Privacy & Autonomy
    At UM’s Data Privacy Day event I made 10 suggestions about what you can do to protect your e-privacy and autonomy.  Here they are: Trust cyber-civil liberties NGOs like EFF to recommend things to use and to do. If you ……
Rank this Week: 10

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 21

    Antitrust Merger Review Costs and Acquirer Lobbying

    Antitrust Merger Review Costs and Acquirer Lobbying
    Jana P. Fidrmuc, Warwick Business School - Finance Group, Peter Roosenboom, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University; Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), and Eden Quxian Zhang, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) -…
  • Feb 21

    GCR LIVE IP, ANTITRUST & INNOVATION TUESDAY, 13 MARCH 2018

    GCR LIVE IP, ANTITRUST & INNOVATION TUESDAY, 13 MARCH 2018
    GCR LIVE IP, ANTITRUST & INNOVATION Tuesday, 13 March 2018, Hotel Amigo, Brussels Global Competition Review is delighted to present this one-day conference, looking at key developments from the last year.
  • Feb 21

    International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Bar Association (IBA) - 20 March 2018 Pre-ICN Forum

    International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Bar Association (IBA) - 20 March 2018 Pre-ICN Forum
    ICC COMMISSION ON COMPETITION in cooperation with ICC India REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Join the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Bar Association (IBA) on 20 March in New Delhi for the 2018 Pre-ICN Forum to address…
Rank this Week: 13

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
  • Feb 20

    Call for Abstracts on the Challenges for EU Cross-border Litigation

    Call for Abstracts on the Challenges for EU Cross-border Litigation
    The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg invites young researchers to actively participate in a colloquium on the “Current Challenges for EU Cross-Border Litigation in a Changing Procedural Environment”. The colloquium will precede a…
  • Feb 20

    The domino effect of international commercial courts in Europe – Who’s next?

    The domino effect of international commercial courts in Europe – Who’s next?
    By Georgia Antonopoulou and Erlis Themeli, Erasmus University Rotterdam (PhD candidate and postdoc researchers ERC project Building EU Civil Justice) On February 7, 2018 the French Minister of Justice inaugurated the International Commercial…
  • Feb 20

    Save the Date: 36th Biennial Conference of the German Society for International Law

    Save the Date: 36th Biennial Conference of the German Society for International Law
    The next Biennial Conference of the German Society for International Law (DGfIR) will take place from 20 to 22 March 2019 at the University of Vienna. The conference will deal with the topic Corporate Accountability and International Law.…
Rank this Week: 15

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: 29

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Feb 21

    Roiphe & Green on Presidential Control of the Department of Justice

    Roiphe & Green on Presidential Control of the Department of Justice
    Rebecca Roiphe (New York Law School) & Bruce A. Green (Fordham University School of Law) have posted Can the President Control the Department of Justice? (Alabama Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As the…
  • Feb 21

    Ouellette on "Are We Running Out of Trademarks?" by Beebe & Fromer

    Ouellette on "Are We Running Out of Trademarks?" by Beebe & Fromer
    Lisa Larrimore Ouellette (Stanford Law School) has posted Does Running Out of (Some) Trademarks Matter? (Harvard Law Review, Vol. 131, p. 116, 2018) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Professors Barton Beebe and Jeanne Fromer's empirical tour de…
  • Feb 21

    Siliquini-Cinelli on Lundstedt's "Legal Machinery"

    Siliquini-Cinelli on Lundstedt's "Legal Machinery"
    Luca Siliquini-Cinelli (Liverpool Hope University) has posted Vilhelm Lundstedt's ‘Legal Machinery’ and Apprehending Juristic Practice ((2018) 29(2) Law and Critique Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article aims to…
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Feb 21

    Today's Columns on Gun

    Today's Columns on Gun
    Amy Barnhorst in the New York Times: "The Mental Health System Can't Stop Mass Shooters" Saul Cornell in The Conversation: "Five Types of Gun Laws the Founding Fathers Loved" Steven Lubet in the Chicago Tribune: "What…
  • Feb 20

    Ben Windham

    Ben Windham
    I'm very sorry to hear that long-time Tuscaloosa News columnist Ben Windham has passed away at age 68. Ben was a real treasure for this southern university town. I thought from the moment I first get to know him, which...
  • Feb 20

    Howard University Law Teaching Fellowship

    Howard University Law Teaching Fellowship
    Howard University School of Law’s Thurgood Marshall Center for Civil Rights offers 2 Fellowships to support the research and professional development of candidates pursuing a career in law teaching. Launching in 2018, the Thurgood Marshall…
Rank this Week: 38

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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

    Legal experts to brief sexual harassment panel at California Capitol

    Legal experts to brief sexual harassment panel at California Capitol
    Ann Ravel quoted by The Sacramento Bee, Feb. 15, 2018 “Commissioners who will carry out the mandates of the law should be appointed,” she said of the Federal Election Commission, earlier criticizing the agency’s Republican…
  • Feb 14

    California public sector unions are about to be gutted by Supreme Court conservative

    California public sector unions are about to be gutted by Supreme Court conservative
    Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Feb. 14, 2018 It will be a very significant blow to public employees’ unions in California and the more than 20 states that do not have right to work laws. In a society where corporations…
  • Feb 14

    Proposed housing bill should include language to prevent gentrification

    Proposed housing bill should include language to prevent gentrification
    Ethan Elkind quoted by Daily Bruin, Feb. 14, 2018 “I think that the concern (of gentrification) is overblown. We’re already seeing gentrification happening like crazy … and the reason it’s happening is that…
Rank this Week: 43

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 53

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 52

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 63

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
  • Feb 20

    FAN 178.1 (First Amendment News) Stanton Foundation — $$$ Funder of First Amendment Cause

    FAN 178.1 (First Amendment News) Stanton Foundation — $$$ Funder of First Amendment Cause
    When it comes to funding First Amendment causes, few foundations can rival the recent outlays of the Stanton Foundation (a later post will highlight the philanthropic work of Knight Foundation). In a future post, I welcome the chance to…
  • Feb 20

    West Ford

    West Ford
    I’ve posted previously about West Ford, a slave owned by Bushrod Washington’s mother who may have been fathered by the Justice. (Bushrod gave him over 100 acres of land in his will.) The descendants of West Ford argue that he may…
  • Feb 18

    The Fatalism of the Multitude

    The Fatalism of the Multitude
    I recently read James Bryce’s The American Commonwealth for the first time. Bryce was British and, in the style of Alexis de Tocqueville, wrote a book in the late 19th century about his visits to America. One of Bryce’s…
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Feb 21

    Eligible To Seek Reinstatement

    Eligible To Seek Reinstatement
    A 2 1/2 year suspension - making the attorney eligible to seek reinstatement - has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department for tax crimes. On April 14, 2014, respondent was convicted, upon his...
  • Feb 21

    Unanswered Question

    Unanswered Question
    The Georgia Supreme Court rejected a petition for voluntary discipline The underlying grievance was filed by an attorney who represented Grady Hospital in lien collections, after he discovered that Braziel’s office submitted a fabricated…
  • Feb 20

    Conduct (Not) Prejudicial

    Conduct (Not) Prejudicial
    The Utah Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of bar charges against a former ALJ This is an appeal in an attorney discipline proceeding involving Richard LaJeunesse. LaJeunesse has been licensed to practice law in Utah since 1996. From 2001…
Rank this Week: 90

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Rev. Billy Graham Dies At Age 99

    Rev. Billy Graham Dies At Age 99
    The New York Times chronicling his life, reports this morning:The Rev. Billy Graham, a North Carolina farmer’s son who preached to millions in stadium events he called crusades, becoming a pastor to presidents and the…
  • Feb 21

    Suit Challenges Ban On Lesbian Foster Parents In Federally Funded Refugee Program

    Suit Challenges Ban On Lesbian Foster Parents In Federally Funded Refugee Program
    A lawsuit was filed yesterday against the federal government and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops challenging discrimination against same-sex couples in administration of the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program and the Unaccompanied…
  • Feb 21

    Injunction Against Serving As Temple Director Upheld

    Injunction Against Serving As Temple Director Upheld
    In Sikh Temple Turlock, California v. Chahal, (CA App, Feb 20, 2018), a California state appeals court upheld the trial court's resolution of a governance dispute between two factions in a Sikh Temple.  As described by the…
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/
  • Feb 21

    It’s now easier for trans people to update birth certificates in Russia than in many U.S. state

    It’s now easier for trans people to update birth certificates in Russia than in many U.S. state
    ThinkProgress (Jan. 25, 2018): It’s now easier for trans people to update birth certificates in Russia than in many U.S. states, by Zack Ford: Last month, Russia established new procedures to allow transgender persons to obtain…
  • Feb 16

    Young Women Alarmed by Falling Fertility Rate

    Young Women Alarmed by Falling Fertility Rate
    New York Times (Feb. 13, 2018): American Fertility Is Falling Short of What Women Want, by Lyman Stone: Fertility rates in the United States have fallen below the replacement rate, and are beginning to diverge substantially from what women…
  • Feb 15

    Maine’s Top Court Considers State Abortion Funding

    Maine’s Top Court Considers State Abortion Funding
    (Feb. 5, 2018) Maine's high court to decide if state, through MaineCare, must pay for abortions, by Eric Russell: The Maine Supreme Court earlier this month agreed to take up a case filed by the ACLU of Maine in November...
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Feb 15

    The Class Action Awaken

    The Class Action Awaken
    Hi Everyone! I am sending along a draft of a paper I have been working on for awhile that tries to make sense of the Supreme Court's recent class action decisions. Here is a link to the paper, and here...
  • Feb 15

    The Class Action Awaken

    The Class Action Awaken
    Hi Everyone! I am sending along a draft of a paper I have been working on for awhile that tries to make sense of the Supreme Court's recent class action decisions. Here is a link to the paper, and here...
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 82

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 88

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: 109

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Szto on Chinese American Property Ownership

    Szto on Chinese American Property Ownership
    Mary Szto, Valparaiso University Law School, has posted From Exclusion to Exclusivity: Chinese American Property Ownership and Discrimination in Historical Perspective, which originally appeared in the Journal of Transnational Law and Policy…
  • Feb 20

    Colwell on reclaiming native American culture

    Colwell on reclaiming native American culture
    Chip Colwell, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, has published Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the fight to reclaim Native America's Culture with the University of Chicago Press in its Law and Society series. The book won…
  • Feb 20

    Thomas Responds to Tidmarsh on English Fire Courts and Article III

    Thomas Responds to Tidmarsh on English Fire Courts and Article III
    Suja A. Thomas, University of Illinois College of Law, has posted The Limits of History: The English Fire Courts, Congress, the Seventh Amendment Civil Jury Trial, which appeared in the University of Chicago Law Review Online 83 (2018):…
Rank this Week: 124

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 149

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Call for Papers: New Perspectives in International Legal Theory

    Call for Papers: New Perspectives in International Legal Theory
    The American Society of International Law’s International Legal Theory Interest Group has issued a call for papers for a roundtable on “New Perspectives in International Legal Theory,” to be held during the Interest Group's…
  • Feb 21

    Call for Papers: Complicity and Exclusion from Asylum

    Call for Papers: Complicity and Exclusion from Asylum
    A call for papers has been issued for a workshop on "Complicity and Exclusion from Asylum." Sponsored by the Refugee Law Initiative, the workshop will be held at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law on June 29, 2018. The call is here.
  • Feb 20

    New Issue: Trade, Law and Development

    New Issue: Trade, Law and Development
    The latest issue of Trade, Law and Development (Vol. 9, no. 2, Winter 2017) is out. Contents include:ArticlesRoy Santana, 70th Anniversary of the GATT: Stalin, The Marshall Plan, and the Provisional Application pf The GATT 1947 Yong-Shik…
Rank this Week: 144

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 133

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Feb 20

    People’s Pre-Bankruptcy Struggles -- New Paper from the Consumer Bankruptcy Project

    People’s Pre-Bankruptcy Struggles -- New Paper from the Consumer Bankruptcy Project
    The current Consumer Bankruptcy Project (CBP)’s co-investigators (myself, Slipster Bob Lawless, and past Slipsters Katie Porter & Debb Thorne) just posted to SSRN our new article (forthcoming in Notre Dame Law Review), Life in the…
  • Feb 16

    Other (Non-Religious) Non-Profit Organizations Also File Bankruptcy

    Other (Non-Religious) Non-Profit Organizations Also File Bankruptcy
    Yesterday I posted about the number of religious organizations that filed chapter 11 between 2006 and 2017, and how their filings track fluctuations in consumer bankruptcy filings during those years. Non-religious non-profit organizations…
  • Feb 15

    Churches Are Still Filing Bankruptcy

    Churches Are Still Filing Bankruptcy
    Not only are religious organizations still filing under chapter 11. As in prior years, they continue to file under chapter 11 in line with fluctuations in consumer bankruptcy filings. Find a couple graphs below to show this. But first,…
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • Feb 21

    Choi et al. on Too Big to Jail

    Choi et al. on Too Big to Jail
    Hansoo Choi, Changmin Lee and Hyoung Goo Kang (KIPF (Korea Institute of Public Finance), Hanyang University - School of Business and Hanyang University) have posted What Constitutes Too-Big-To-Jail? on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper…
  • Feb 20

    "Russia indictments lay the foundation for broader conspiracy charges, says former FBI special counsel"

    "Russia indictments lay the foundation for broader conspiracy charges, says former FBI special counsel"
    The piece is at PBS.org. In part: This indictment is a foundational indictment. It establishes the bedrock foundation of this conspiracy charge on which the special counsel can now build a broader case. And I think there’s every reason…
  • Feb 20

    Kotiswaran on Sex Workers and India's Rape Law Reform

    Kotiswaran on Sex Workers and India's Rape Law Reform
    Prabha Kotiswaran (King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law) has posted Governance Feminism's Others: Sex Workers and India's Rape Law Reforms (Introduction) (Governance Feminism: Notes from the Field, eds. Janet Halley,…
Rank this Week: 208

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Feb 20

    I have a new car and I am so bo

    I have a new car and I am so bo
    I am so cool. I am driving a new car. I prowl about encased in brand new, ivory colored leather. I cast my gaze through tinted glass. I try to figure out why my Sirius radio sounds like a band...
  • Feb 20

    After FL School Shooting, Is The Second Amendment Worth Dying For?

    After FL School Shooting, Is The Second Amendment Worth Dying For?
    The point is that Stephens plainly states what most liberals are unwilling to admit: if we really want to stop gun violence in America, we’re going to have to make fundamental changes to our constitutional order so that the…
  • Feb 20

    IRS Policy Targets U.S. Passports: Congress Should Reverse It | National Review

    IRS Policy Targets U.S. Passports: Congress Should Reverse It | National Review
    The U.S. government is building the world’s largest debtors’ prison: the United States. Beginning this month, the Internal Revenue Service will begin denying passports to some American citizens with unpaid taxes and, in some…
Rank this Week: 170

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
Rank this Week: 240

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Feb 20

    Sponsored Post: How to teach international law

    Sponsored Post: How to teach international law
    The following post is by Jens David Ohlin, Vice Dean and Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. It is sponsored by West Academic. There are multiple approaches to teaching international law. One option is to stick with the doctrine and get…
  • Feb 20

    2018 Research Scholar Position, Columbia Law and Economics of Capital Markets Program

    2018 Research Scholar Position, Columbia Law and Economics of Capital Markets Program
    The Columbia Law School/Columbia Business School Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets is seeking a full time Capital Markets Research Fellow. The appointment will run from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020. This position is…
  • Feb 17

    Commercial Book Proposals & Agent

    Commercial Book Proposals & Agent
    There are thousands of web pages and books out there about writing commercial book proposals. In my opinion, the best web source for writing commercial non-fiction like most law professors might is this one. And the best book I read on the…
Rank this Week: 179

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Hauser v. Ventura County Board of Supervisors (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 20, 2018)

    Hauser v. Ventura County Board of Supervisors (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 20, 2018)
    Justice Gilbert begins today's published opinion by saying:"This case calls to mind the poem “The Tyger” from Songs of Experience by William Blake, the last stanza of which reads: “Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright In the forests…
  • Feb 16

    Marsh v. J. Alexander's LLC (9th Cir. - Feb. 16, 2018)

    Marsh v. J. Alexander's LLC (9th Cir. - Feb. 16, 2018)
    When you've got (1) a majority opinion written by a hard core conservative, (2) over the dissent of a liberal judge, (3) with the swing vote provided by a district court judge sitting by designation, (4) that creates an express circuit split,…
  • Feb 15

    People v. Hutchinson (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 15, 2017)

    People v. Hutchinson (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 15, 2017)
    It's a home invasion robbery of a wealthy family in Rancho Palos Verdes by a group of people who threaten and repeatedly tase the occupants and who have prior felonies.Guess whether the sentence is short or long.Right.  42 years.
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Feb 18

    Conference announcement

    Conference announcement
    CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS Institute for Law Teaching and Learning—Summer 2018 Conference Exploring the Use of Technology in the Law School Classroom June 18-20 Gonzaga University School of Law Spokane, Washington The Institute for Law…
  • Feb 18

    Conference announcement

    Conference announcement
    Conference Announcement Law Teaching for Adjunct Faculty and New Professors is a one-day conference for new and experienced adjunct faculty, new full-time professors, and others who are interested in developing and supporting those…
  • Feb 17

    The Met Can Keep Picasso Sold During Nazi Flight

    The Met Can Keep Picasso Sold During Nazi Flight
    A U.S. judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit seeking the return by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan of a Pablo Picasso masterpiece that a German Jewish businessman was allegedly forced to sell at a low price in order...
Rank this Week: 210

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    WIPIP concurrent 3 (most of it)

    WIPIP concurrent 3 (most of it)
    Annemarie Bridy, Fearless Girl Meets Charging Bull: Copyright and the Regulation of IntertextualityDiModica (who made Charging Bull) complained that Fearless Girl’s placement created an unauthorized derivative work and violated VARA by…
  • Feb 16

    WIPIP Concurrent 2

    WIPIP Concurrent 2
    Nancy Kim, The License v. Sale Puzzle after Impressions v. LexmarkSales exhaust the patentee’s rights to any item regardless of what the contract says. But restrictions on licensees are different because a license doesn’t…
  • Feb 16

    WIPIP panel one: TM tarnishment and (c)

    WIPIP panel one: TM tarnishment and (c)
    [title fixed because I can't keep seasons straight]Suneal Bedi, Bad Brands: Experimental Studies in Trademark TarnishmentWhat is the reputation of a mark?  Working on PhD in marketing at Penn; marketing is the best discipline to answer…
Rank this Week: 212

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

Covers the First Amendment, democracy and design in the digital age. By New York Law School Professor Beth Simone Noveck and members of the First Amendment in the Digital Age Course at Stanford University.

http://cairns.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love
    A few days ago I gave a presentation on “Solving Public Problems with Crowdsourcing” for 80 assembled governors of the Russian Federation outside of Moscow at an event on Contemporary Management Technologies. The presentation was…
  • Jun 5

    Wiki Style Government

    Wiki Style Government
    The Public Administration Select Committee of the UK Parliament issued a Report on Public Engagement in Policymaking calling for “wiki style” approaches to policymaking and creating greater engagement in the workings of…
  • Jun 3

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 157

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Feb 21

    In passing: David Caron (1952-2018)

    In passing: David Caron (1952-2018)
    The sudden news of the passing of my dear friend and colleague, Dr. David Caron, fills me with sad thoughts and happy memories. Years ago, when I was starting out in international law, David – then a chaired professor at Berkeley, the…
  • Feb 16

    Launching the Winter 2018 Issue of the Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on SSRN

    Launching the Winter 2018 Issue of the Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on SSRN
    Elise Ketelaars and Catherine O’Rourke We are delighted to present a new issue of the Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on the Social Sciences Research Network. The issue broadly addresses the fields…
  • Feb 15

    On the Job! LSE seeks Professor in Dept. of Gender Studies and Director of the Centre for Women, Peace & Security

    On the Job! LSE seeks Professor in Dept. of Gender Studies and Director of the Centre for Women, Peace & Security
    On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows: ► Applications are welcome for the position of a Professorship in the Department of Gender Studies (0.5 FTE) and a Directorship of the Centre for Women, Peace and…
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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Feb 21

    Saipan Governor: "I Didn't Lie" About Unpaid Worker

    Saipan Governor: "I Didn't Lie" About Unpaid Worker
    But representatives of workers don't buy it. Thanks again to Aaron Halegua for the latest. rb
  • Feb 21

    Schneider on Negotiating While Female

    Schneider on Negotiating While Female
    Andrea Schneider (Marquette) busts some myths about women negotiating salaries in her new article (SMU L. Rev.), just posted on SSRN, Negotiating While Female. Here's the abstract: Why are women paid less than men? Prevailing ethos…
  • Feb 21

    Southampton Law Looking for LEL Ph.D. Folk

    Southampton Law Looking for LEL Ph.D. Folk
    Southampton Law School (southeast of London is searching for two positions: Pay transparency & gender pay differences: devising an effective regulatory framework -closing date: 28/02/2018. Addressing the impact of new forms of work on…
Rank this Week: 316

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 21

    What Happens to Cryptocurrencies When You Die?

    What Happens to Cryptocurrencies When You Die?
    Blockchain removes intermediaries from transactions. For the most part that’s a good thing – but it can also have unintended consequences. For example, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin flow between people much like paper money would…
  • Feb 21

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Zheng v Your New Car Calgary…
  • Feb 20

    An Ethical Jury? Reflections on the Acquittal of Gerald Stanley for the Murder/Manslaughter of Colten Boushie

    An Ethical Jury? Reflections on the Acquittal of Gerald Stanley for the Murder/Manslaughter of Colten Boushie
    We understand the ethical duties of lawyers and judges in a criminal trial – what they ought to do, what their office requires of them. Sure, we argue about the details (e.g., me on prosecutors), but in general we know what defence…
Rank this Week: 341

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/
  • Feb 21

    Deep Fakes: A Looming Crisis for National Security, Democracy and Privacy?

    Deep Fakes: A Looming Crisis for National Security, Democracy and Privacy?
    “We are truly fucked.” That was Motherboard’s spot-on reaction to deep fake sex videos (realistic-looking videos that swap a person’s face into sex scenes actually involving other people). And that sleazy application…
  • Feb 21

    Trump's Military Parade: Pennsylvania Avenue is Not Red Square

    Trump's Military Parade: Pennsylvania Avenue is Not Red Square
    On Feb. 6, the Washington Post reported that President Trump has instructed the Defense Department to plan a large military parade in Washington on a major holiday. Presumably, the president would attend and review the troops. The…
  • Feb 21

    Lebanon’s Election: Potential Departures from the Status Quo

    Lebanon’s Election: Potential Departures from the Status Quo
    Lebanon, for once, looks relatively secure. To the south, a brewing corruption scandal threatens to upend Israel’s political establishment; to the north, the abattoir of Syria’s hijacked revolution grinds on. Despite a tense few…
Rank this Week: 313

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 312

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Feb 20

    California CivicSpark program seeking application

    California CivicSpark program seeking application
    Presented by the Local Government Commission Become A CivicSpark Partner! CivicSpark, a Governor's Initiative AmeriCorps program, is now accepting project applications for the 2018-19 Service Year! The program is offering three thematic…
  • Feb 19

    John Nolon on Contemporary Issues in Teaching Land Use: Question 7: How Do You Teach the Contract Transformation in Land Use Regulation?

    John Nolon on Contemporary Issues in Teaching Land Use: Question 7: How Do You Teach the Contract Transformation in Land Use Regulation?
    [While updating the recently released ninth edition to the casebook Land Use and Sustainable Development Law, the four co-authors engaged in numerous spirited discussions about teaching land use. We wanted to open this discussion to others to…
  • Feb 16

    35th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition

    35th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition
    From Alan Weinstein: The Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association announces its 35th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition. The Competition, which honors the memory of three leading figures in…
Rank this Week: 315

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Feb 20

    Court Declines to Review California's Ten-Day Waiting Period for Gun Purchase

    Court Declines to Review California's Ten-Day Waiting Period for Gun Purchase
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today denied certiorari in Silvester v. Becerra, the Ninth Circuit ruling upholding California's ten-day waiting period for gun purchases against a Second Amendment challenge. The…
  • Feb 20

    Check it Out: Katyal and Starr on Protecting Mueller

    Check it Out: Katyal and Starr on Protecting Mueller
    Check out Neal Katyal and Kenneth Starr's piece in the NYT on A Better Way to Protect Mueller. They argue that instead of Congress acting to protect the special counsel, DOJ should do what Robert Bork did in Watergate--that is,...
  • Feb 16

    Check it Out: Epps on Volokh and Baude, on Abood

    Check it Out: Epps on Volokh and Baude, on Abood
    Check out Garrett Epps's piece in The Atlantic reviewing Eugene Volokh and William Baude's amicus brief in Janus, the case testing whether fair-share fees for public-sector unions violate the First Amendment. We last posted on the case here.…
Rank this Week: 311

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/
  • Feb 20

    Fellowship Announcement

    Fellowship Announcement
    The Columbia Law School/Columbia Business School Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets is seeking a full time Capital Markets Research Fellow. The incumbent would be appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. The appointment…
  • Feb 20

    Law Teaching & Learning: Conference Announcements and Call for Proposal

    Law Teaching & Learning: Conference Announcements and Call for Proposal
    Law Teaching for Adjunct Faculty and New Professors Conference Law Teaching for Adjunct Faculty and New Professors is a one-day conference for new and experienced adjunct faculty, new full-time professors, and others who are interested in…
  • Feb 19

    Social Enterprise and Impact Investing: 2018 Grunin Center Prize and Conference

    Social Enterprise and Impact Investing: 2018 Grunin Center Prize and Conference
    Mark your calendars! March 1, 2018 is the deadline for nominations for the inaugural award of the Grunin Prize. The Grunin Prize has been created to recognize the variety and impact of lawyers’ participation in the ways in which…
Rank this Week: 293

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Congratulations to Bruce Green!

    Congratulations to Bruce Green!
    I received this very happy news yesterday from my colleague, Susan Fortney: Congratulations to our friend and ethics guru Professor Bruce Green on his selection as the recipient of the 2018 Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award.…
  • Feb 6

    FISC rule on candor

    FISC rule on candor
    There's been lots of discussion about the duty of candor in submissions to the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Rule 13 has relevant provisions, as do Rules 7 and 11(b).
  • Jan 22

    Florida Facebook Friend

    Florida Facebook Friend
    The Orlando Sentinel published my oped (with the paper’s headline) concerning the Florida Supreme Court case that will decide whether a judge may be Facebook friends with lawyers who appear before the judge. The heart of the piece is…
Rank this Week: 274

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 283

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/
  • Feb 21

    International Human Rights Clinical Fellowship at Yale Law School

    International Human Rights Clinical Fellowship at Yale Law School
    From the announcement for Yale Law School's Robert M. Cover - Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinical Fellowship: The Cover-Lowenstein Fellowship is a two-year position designed for lawyers with international human rights or…
  • Feb 20

    Nash on National Personal Jurisdiction

    Nash on National Personal Jurisdiction
    Jonathan Remy Nash (Emory) has posted National Personal Jurisdiction to SSRN. Personal jurisdiction has always constrained plaintiffs’ access to courts; recent Supreme Court decisions impose even more severe limits, especially in suits…
  • Feb 9

    Levy on Epps & Ortman on a SCOTUS Lottery Docket

    Levy on Epps & Ortman on a SCOTUS Lottery Docket
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Marin Levy’s essay, Redesigning the Cert Process. Marin reviews a forthcoming article by Dan Epps and Will Ortman, The Lottery Docket, 116 Mich. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018).
Rank this Week: 401

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 21

    Legal Father Can't Set Aside Paternity

    Legal Father Can't Set Aside Paternity
    From The Indiana Lawyer: A legal father seeking to set aside paternity of his two non-biological children has lost his appeal to the Indiana Court of Appeals, which found the father failed to meet the legal requirements for paternity…
  • Feb 21

    Cryptocurrency Fortunes in Divorce

    Cryptocurrency Fortunes in Divorce
    From Business Insider: A UK law firm is advising on three divorce cases involving cryptocurrencies. UK law firm Royds Withy King said on Wednesday that it is working on three cases where "spouses are seeking the disclosure and a…
  • Feb 20

    Ethiopia Bans Foreign Adoption

    Ethiopia Bans Foreign Adoption
    From CNN: Ethiopia has banned the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreign families, according to the country's state-run News Agency ENA, citing concerns over abuse. Ethiopian officials previously suspended adoptions back in November, but…
Rank this Week: 475

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 21

    Federalist 46 and the Second Amendment

    Federalist 46 and the Second Amendment
    by Michael DorfThis week, my seminar students and I read Federalist Nos. 36-47. After a month of mostly Hamilton, it was interesting to shift gears and hear from Madison. In light of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, it was…
  • Feb 20

    Why Shouldn't a Lawyer Be Allowed to Pay a Client's Bills? Reflections on Michael Cohen, Donald Trump, and Stormy Daniel

    Why Shouldn't a Lawyer Be Allowed to Pay a Client's Bills? Reflections on Michael Cohen, Donald Trump, and Stormy Daniel
    by Michael DorfDonald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen claims that he paid Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, $130,000 out of his own pocket in exchange for her keeping quiet about her alleged adulterous liaison with Trump. As discussed…
  • Feb 19

    What One Impassioned Military Veteran Says About Gun

    What One Impassioned Military Veteran Says About Gun
    by Neil H. BuchananIt is time for another go-round regarding gun violence in the United States.  A few short months ago, the world was shocked by the carnage in Las Vegas and then Sutherland Springs, Texas.  We briefly became…
Rank this Week: 503