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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 429

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 117

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/
  • Sep 25

    Berdejo on Racial Disparities in Plea Bargaining

    Berdejo on Racial Disparities in Plea Bargaining
    Carlos Berdejó (Loyola Law School) has posted Criminalizing Race: Racial Disparities in Plea Bargaining (Boston College Law Review, Vol. 59, 2018 (Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Most of the empirical research examining racial…
  • Sep 24

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Paper Downloads 1. Congressional Control of Presidential Pardons Glenn Harlan Reynolds University of Tennessee College of Law Date Posted: 28 Aug 2017 3,660 2. Revenge Against Robots Christina…
  • Sep 23

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Paper Downloads 1. Feeding the Machine: Policing, Crime Data, & Algorithms Elizabeth E. Joh University of California, Davis - School of Law Date Posted: 21 Aug 2017 295 2. The Reid Interrogation…
Rank this Week: 169

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/
  • Sep 25

    White House Updates to the Travel Ban: A Summary

    White House Updates to the Travel Ban: A Summary
    In the wake of the terrorist attack in London on Sept. 15, President Donald Trump tweeted: The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct! —…
  • Sep 25

    The South China Sea and China's "Four Sha" Claim: New Legal Theory, Same Bad Argument

    The South China Sea and China's "Four Sha" Claim: New Legal Theory, Same Bad Argument
    The Washington Free Beacon reports that China may be backing away from its most controversial legal justification in the South China Sea: the “Nine-Dash Line.” Officials from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs advanced a new…
  • Sep 25

    Where Do Americans Stand on Military Action Against North Korea?

    Where Do Americans Stand on Military Action Against North Korea?
    In his debut before the U.N. General Assembly last week, President Trump vowed to “totally destroy North Korea” if the United States “is forced to defend itself or its allies.” Analysts are divided over whether…
Rank this Week: 16

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 25

    Telemedicine and Abortion

    Telemedicine and Abortion
    From The Huffington Post: A new study is challenging the premise of laws across the country prohibiting abortions administered through telemedicine. Nineteen states require a clinician to be present when a woman takes medicine to end her…
  • Sep 24

    Adoption Misconception

    Adoption Misconception
    From The Chicago Tribune: When Christine DeLoach decided to adopt, a few questions crossed her mind. Would an adoption agency be concerned that she was a single mother? What about the limited space in her small New York City apartment?...
  • Sep 23

    Women in Tunisia Now Free to Marry Non-Muslim

    Women in Tunisia Now Free to Marry Non-Muslim
    From BBC News: A spokeswoman for President Beji Caid Essebsi made the announcement and congratulated women on gaining "the freedom to choose one's spouse". Until now, a non-Muslim man who wished to marry a Tunisian Muslim woman had…
Rank this Week: 100

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

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 172

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
Rank this Week: 1324

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/
  • Sep 25

    Morley on Originalism in Canada

    Morley on Originalism in Canada
    J. Gareth Morley's Dead Hands, Living Trees, Historic Compromises: The Senate Reform and Supreme Court Act References Bring the Originalism Debate to Canada has been posted on the Osgood Hall Law Jouirnal website. Here is the abstract: Recent…
  • Sep 25

    Issacharoff on the State of Democracy

    Issacharoff on the State of Democracy
    Samuel Issacharoff (New York University School of Law) has posted Democracy's Deficits (University of Chicago Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Barely a quarter century after the collapse of the Soviet empire, it is…
  • Sep 24

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Conduct Rules and Decision Rule

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Conduct Rules and Decision Rule
    Introduction Substantive rules of law (such as the rules of torts, contract, and property) are usually assumed to be addressed to two audiences. As conduct rules, the substantive law is addressed to everyone (citizens, officials, and…
Rank this Week: 47

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Sep 25

    The Law in Language: Wahkohtowin, Pastamowin, Ochiwin, & Kwayeskastasowin

    The Law in Language: Wahkohtowin, Pastamowin, Ochiwin, & Kwayeskastasowin
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, There is no Cree word for reconciliation but, as Lorena Sekwan Fontaine explained during this weekend's Reconciliation: Wahkohtowin Conference, other Cree terms can help us to flush out its meaning. Wahkohtowin, for…
  • Sep 22

    In the Media: Edmonton Mayor's reconcili-action

    In the Media: Edmonton Mayor's reconcili-action
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, Reconcili-action comes in all forms. For example, there are mass reports like the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report. However, we can also make a difference on a smaller scale by challenging preconceived…
  • Sep 21

    Resistance, Resurgence, and Survivance: Beyond the Colonial Narrative

    Resistance, Resurgence, and Survivance: Beyond the Colonial Narrative
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik! Look at that beautiful, red, Canada 150, Tim Hortons coffee cup in your hand. As it warms your hands on this chilly day, your double-double reminds you of the things that make Canada the great multicultural country…
Rank this Week: 2914

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: 677

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 191

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Liptak on the Emoluments Kerfluffle

    Liptak on the Emoluments Kerfluffle
    Here's the link to New York Times reporter Adam Liptak's story on the exchanges, in blog posts and court pleadings, between various scholars (including a Georgetown Law colleague of mine) over the emoluments clauses as they relate to…
  • Sep 25

    Pardo on Bankrupt Slave

    Pardo on Bankrupt Slave
    Rafael I. Pardo, Emory University School of Law, has posted Bankrupt Slaves, which is forthcoming in the Vanderbilt Law Review 71 (2018):Responsible societies reckon with the pernicious and ugly chapters in their histories. Wherever we look…
  • Sep 24

    Sunday Book Review Roundup

    Sunday Book Review Roundup
    The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World, by Yale law professors Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro, is gaining more celebrity than the obscure international treaty it seeks to resurrect. The authors argue…
Rank this Week: 152

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/
  • Sep 25

    Reputational Scores: Yet Another Idea for Reforming the Law Review Submission Proce

    Reputational Scores: Yet Another Idea for Reforming the Law Review Submission Proce
    Like a lot of others out there, I find the expedite game quite distasteful. Also like some others, I've been tossing around some ideas for fixing it. Some recent ideas from others include having faculty publish only in their home…
  • Sep 25

    Corpus Linguistics Re-Redux

    Corpus Linguistics Re-Redux
    Since my last post on Corpus Linguistics two weeks ago, several things have happened in the corpus linguistics world that I’d like to discuss: Stephen Mouritsen posted a significant and substantive response to several of my questions. (His…
  • Sep 24

    Hecklers and counter-speakers (again)

    Hecklers and counter-speakers (again)
    Mark Tushnet, writing on Vox and Balkinization, argues that the counter-speakers/hecklers/audience members who attempt to shout down other speakers engage in constitutionally protected activities and the First Amendment is violated by many of…
Rank this Week: 115

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/
  • Sep 25

    No Room For Doubt

    No Room For Doubt
    The Law Society of Upper Canada Tribunal Hearing Division revoked an attorney's license We found that the Licensee engaged in professional misconduct. With respect to penalty, the fraud is very clear in this case. Mortgagees and purchasers…
  • Sep 25

    Interim Suspension For Attorney Who Threatened Bar Prosecutor

    Interim Suspension For Attorney Who Threatened Bar Prosecutor
    The Northwest Herald has a recent story on a lawyer with charges in Illinois that we previously had discussed A Crystal Lake lawyer facing drunken driving and weapons charges had his law license suspended. The Attorney Registration and…
  • Sep 25

    Sex Texts To Minor Draws Conviction, Suspension

    Sex Texts To Minor Draws Conviction, Suspension
    The web page of the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board notes a recent interim suspension pursuant to Rule 214 (conviction of crime). The Scranton Times-Tribune reported a July 2016 arrest A local attorney is facing charges after investigators…
Rank this Week: 64

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

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 25

    Anti-Immigrant Nationalism Wins Big in Germany

    Anti-Immigrant Nationalism Wins Big in Germany
    AfD, Germany's "anti-immigrant, anti-euro" and "right-wing nationalist" party has vaulted its way into German parliament for the first time. Not only that, AfD has become the parliament's third most powerful political…
  • Sep 25

    Immigration Article of the Day: The Power to Control Immigration is a Core Aspect of Sovereignty by John C. Eastman

    Immigration Article of the Day: The Power to Control Immigration is a Core Aspect of Sovereignty by John C. Eastman
    The Power to Control Immigration is a Core Aspect of Sovereignty by John C. Eastman Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 40, 2016 Abstract Where in our constitutional system is the power to regulate immigration assigned? Professor…
  • Sep 24

    Your Playlist: Cheech & Chong (and Springsteen)

    Your Playlist: Cheech & Chong (and Springsteen)
    Cheech and Chong's Born in East LA is the citizenship song you need this semester. You get the beauty of Bruce Springsteen's original song (Born in the USA) without the Vietnam War commentary. You students will love lyrics like these:...
Rank this Week: 171

Excess of Democracy

Excess of Democracy

This blog covers election law issues and issues related to legal education. By Professor Derek T. Muller.

http://excessofdemocracy.com
  • Sep 25

    Why are bar exam scores improving?

    Why are bar exam scores improving?
    The news that the mean scaled MBE score has risen for the second year in a row and is now the highest since 2013 is good news for law schools and law students. I've been tweeting the results of the comparative overall pass rates in some…
  • Sep 22

    Where are they now? Supreme Court clerks, OT 2007

    Where are they now? Supreme Court clerks, OT 2007
    Following up on posts on a ten-year retrospective on the Supreme Court clerks from October Term 2003, October Term 2004, October Term 2005, and October Term 2006, here's what the clerks from October Term 2007 are doing. This list is probably…
  • Sep 21

    Aaron Hernandez's family may not be able to sue NFL over concussion-related issue

    Aaron Hernandez's family may not be able to sue NFL over concussion-related issue
    Aaron Hernandez was a former tight end for the New England Patriots. He was accused of murder, convicted, and committed suicide while in prison. It was just disclosed that he, a 27-year-old man, suffered from severe chronic traumatic…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 686

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 342

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Sep 25

    Rethinking the Legislative History of Title VII and Sex Discrimination

    Rethinking the Legislative History of Title VII and Sex Discrimination
    Arianne Renan Barzilay, Parenting Title VII: Rethinking the History of the Sex Discrimination Prohibition, 28 Yale J.L. & Feminism 55 (2016) It is a pillar of employment discrimination law that Title VII’s prohibition of “sex”…
  • Sep 22

    Dept Ed Rescinds Obama Title IX Procedures for Campus Sexual Assault

    Dept Ed Rescinds Obama Title IX Procedures for Campus Sexual Assault
    Today the Dept of Education rescinded the prior Title IX "Dear Colleague Letter" on handling claims of campus assault and issued its own letter. 2017 Dear Colleague Letter (Sept. 22, 2017) The purpose of this letter is to inform…
  • Sep 22

    New Book Podcast on Gender, Criminal Justice, and Jim Crow

    New Book Podcast on Gender, Criminal Justice, and Jim Crow
    Sarah Haley, "No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity" Recent popular and scholarly interest has highlighted the complex and brutal system of mass incarceration in the United States. Much of this…
Rank this Week: 479

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Sep 25

    Thus spake Heinrich Heine

    Thus spake Heinrich Heine
    As memorably quoted by Freud in Civilization and Its Discontents: Mine is a most peaceable disposition. My wishes are: a humble cottage with a thatched roof, but a good bed, good food, the freshest milk and butter, flowers before my...
  • Sep 25

    Fascists in state legislature in Nebraska target English professor in latest fake controversy

    Fascists in state legislature in Nebraska target English professor in latest fake controversy
    CHE has a good account (though behind a paywall), but here's the crux of it: By some measures, the protest that occurred at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln on August 25 was relatively minor: Courtney Lawton, a graduate student...
  • Sep 25

    Anthony Appiah interviewed...

    Anthony Appiah interviewed...
    ...at the new Oxford Review of Books.
Rank this Week: 139

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Sep 25

    We Are Not in College Anymore

    We Are Not in College Anymore
    We are several weeks into the Fall semester. 1L students are starting to get a little better handle on what law school is all about. If they didn’t know this already, they are starting to realize that law school is...
  • Sep 24

    Lots of Top 10 Awards from the Summer

    Lots of Top 10 Awards from the Summer
    Our Contributing Editors were recognized by Texas Bar Today for a number of Top 10 Awards this summer. You may have missed these posts while you were on vacation, so I want to list them here so you can read...
  • Sep 23

    Director Position at Brooklyn Law School

    Director Position at Brooklyn Law School
    Brooklyn Law School seeks candidates for the Director of its Academic Success Program. The Director will: Enhance learning habits and strategies of entering and returning students, both through classroom and one-on-one instruction; Coordinate…
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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 25

    Trump on Compelled Speech: Unconstitutional for Bakers; Fine for NFL Player

    Trump on Compelled Speech: Unconstitutional for Bakers; Fine for NFL Player
    by Michael Dorf(cross-posted on Take Care)In the Masterpiece Cakeshop case currently pending before the SCOTUS, the United States has filed an amicus brief in support of the cakeshop, arguing that "an individual’s right to…
  • Sep 23

    Graham-Cassidy and the Spending Clause

    Graham-Cassidy and the Spending Clause
    by Michael DorfYesterday I ran a piece on Take Care arguing that the funding formula of Graham-Cassidy violates the requirement in the SCOTUS Spending Clause cases that any conditions placed on states' receipt of federal funds must be…
  • Sep 22

    Republicans Keep Lying About Taxes, and Reporters Keep Helping Them Do It

    Republicans Keep Lying About Taxes, and Reporters Keep Helping Them Do It
    By Neil H. BuchananWhether or not Senate Republicans finally succeed in taking health care away from tens of millions of Americans, their next big target is the tax code.  And although the mainstream press's coverage of the new health…
Rank this Week: 739

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/
  • Sep 25

    The Deportation of Rasmea Odeh: Two Newspapers, Same Event, Different Storie

    The Deportation of Rasmea Odeh: Two Newspapers, Same Event, Different Storie
    Following her guilty plea to naturalization fraud and subsequent revocation of citizenship, Rasmea Odeh departed the United States last Tuesday, on a flight from Chicago's O'Hare to Amman, Jordan. Her supporters held one last rally in the…
  • Sep 22

    Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

    Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference
    On October 12 and 13 William and Mary Law School will host the 14th annual Brigham Kanner Property Rights Conference. David L. Callies of the University of Hawaii Law School is this year's honoree. The program, which looks absolutely…
  • Sep 21

    The Thirteenth Amendment and Economic Justice CFP

    The Thirteenth Amendment and Economic Justice CFP
    Call for papers for The Thirteenth Amendment and Economic Justice, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, March 2-3, 2018 Scholars have recently applied the Thirteenth Amendment to a number of contemporary…
Rank this Week: 118

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Sep 25

    Wisconsin U.S. Senate Candidate and USMC Vet Kevin Nicholson On The NFL-President Trump Meltdown

    Wisconsin U.S. Senate Candidate and USMC Vet Kevin Nicholson On The NFL-President Trump Meltdown
    U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, a USMC officer and vet of Afghanistan and Iraq, joined me this AM to discuss the weekend’s events:
  • Sep 24

    Our Capacity For Evil

    Our Capacity For Evil
    Most people today look at Nazi Germany with a sort of befuddled wonderment.  They consider it the pinnacle of human evil, but they do not comprehend how a nation could get to that point and view it as some sort of aberration.  Of…
  • Sep 22

    And Then It Got Funny

    And Then It Got Funny
    OK – for the record – H-bombs over the Pacific – NOT FUNNY.  The threat of H-bombs over the Pacific – NOT FUNNY.
Rank this Week: 556

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Internal Revenue Code Sections and Subsection

    Internal Revenue Code Sections and Subsection
    My eyebrows were raised by a recent post from the online magazine of the National Society of Accountants. What I read distressed me.The title of the post, IRS Revenue Code Section 280: A Tax Potpourri, was yet another example of the idiocy of…
  • Sep 22

    One of the Reasons Tax Law Is Complicated

    One of the Reasons Tax Law Is Complicated
    The supply of television court shows seems endless. So, too, is the stream of television court shows that touch on tax issues. There’s no question that these shows have supplied inspiration for a long line of my commentaries, starting…
  • Sep 20

    Reverse Tax Logic

    Reverse Tax Logic
    According to this report, the chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity suggested that “when burdens like poll taxes and literacy tests were imposed on citizens and registering often required a trip to the…
Rank this Week: 1044

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Sep 25

    The law school monopoly myth (Michael Simkovic)

    The law school monopoly myth (Michael Simkovic)
    It is often assumed that the only way to become a lawyer is to attend an ABA-approved law school. That is true in some states...
  • Sep 22

    Why law?

    Why law?
    The video.
  • Sep 21

    Gelbach on the Wax & Alexander op-ed

    Gelbach on the Wax & Alexander op-ed
    Jonah Gelbach, a law & economics and empirical scholar at Penn, has now taken the time to set out in detail the problems with the...
Rank this Week: 1441

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 25

    Quantifying the Coordinated Effects of Partial Horizontal Acquisition

    Quantifying the Coordinated Effects of Partial Horizontal Acquisition
    Duarte Brito (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia | Universidade de Évora, CEFAGE-UE) ; Ricardo Ribeiro (Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Católica Porto Business School) ; and Helder Vasconcelos (Universidade…
  • Sep 25

    Monopolistic Competition, As You Like It

    Monopolistic Competition, As You Like It
    Paolo Bertoletti (Department of Economics and Management, University of Pavia) and Federico Etro (Department of Economics, University of Venice Ca' Foscari) study Monopolistic Competition, As You Like It. ABSTRACT: We study imperfect and…
  • Sep 22

    ICT, Information Asymmetry and Market Power in the African Banking Industry

    ICT, Information Asymmetry and Market Power in the African Banking Industry
    Simplice Asongu (Yaoundé/Cameroun) and Nicholas Biekpe (Cape Town, South Africa.) describe ICT, Information Asymmetry and Market Power in the African Banking Industry. ABSTRACT: This study assesses how market power in the African banking…
Rank this Week: 63

The Surly Subgroup

The Surly Subgroup

Covers tax law. By tax law professors.

https://surlysubgroup.com/
  • Sep 25

    Analysis of the ABA Tax Section’s Reduced Travel Support for Academic

    Analysis of the ABA Tax Section’s Reduced Travel Support for Academic
    By: Leandra Lederman A hot topic among professors at the recent ABA Tax Section meeting in Austin was the reduction in travel support for academics scheduled to take effect with the upcoming meeting in San Diego. As Prof. Bryan Camp wrote on…
  • Sep 23

    European Commission Prods OECD, EU, and Members States on Digital Taxation: An Analysi

    European Commission Prods OECD, EU, and Members States on Digital Taxation: An Analysi
    By: Diane Ring Complaints regarding the international tax system’s ability to handle the digital economy (think Google, Amazon, and a myriad of online service providers) are now ubiquitous. The heart of the problem is two-fold: (1)…
  • Sep 17

    FY 2018 Appropriations Bill and the IRS

    FY 2018 Appropriations Bill and the IRS
    Last Thursday, the House passed an appropriations bill by a vote of 211 to 198. At this point, it’s anybody’s guess how much of the appropriations bill will survive the Senate, but, just in case, it’s worth taking a look at…
Rank this Week: 1881

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Trump Issues New, More Targeted Version of Travel Ban

    Trump Issues New, More Targeted Version of Travel Ban
    President Trump yesterday issued a Proclamation (full text) (press release) (White House background document) setting out a more targeted version of his travel ban.  The travel restrictions in the prior ban expired yesterday, while the…
  • Sep 25

    EEOC Sues Doctor Over Required Bible Sessions For Employee

    EEOC Sues Doctor Over Required Bible Sessions For Employee
    The EEOC last week filed suit against a Texas physician who required employees to attend daily meetings involving Bible study and the application of religious principles to employees' personal lives.  The complaint (full text) in EEOC v.…
  • Sep 25

    California Lions Club Sues To Control Cross In Park

    California Lions Club Sues To Control Cross In Park
    According to the East Bay Times, on Sept. 11 the Albany, California Lion's Club filed suit in federal court against the city and several city officials in a dispute involving a 20-foot cross in the city's Albany Hill Park. The cross was…
Rank this Week: 60

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 362

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 25

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to…
  • Sep 25

    The Blockbuster That Is Blockchain: What It Means to the Practice of Law

    The Blockbuster That Is Blockchain: What It Means to the Practice of Law
    Several years ago, a Canadian attorney and good friend of ours, invested $10,000 in bitcoin. Clearly, he is a lot smarter than us. We can’t even imagine the extent of his profit – several days before we started to write this…
  • Sep 24

    The Struggle Is Real

    The Struggle Is Real
    We’ve made great advances in recent years in Canada in examining mental health in the legal profession, and prior, in law school. In large part this can be attributed to Orlando da Silva, former President of the Ontario Bar Association,…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
Rank this Week: 24

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 25

    Sugarman on Merging Battery and Negligence

    Sugarman on Merging Battery and Negligence
    Steve Sugarman has posted to SSRN Restating the Tort of Battery. The abstract provides: This article offers a bold proposal: eliminate the intentional tort of battery and merge cases of both the negligent and intentional imposition of…
  • Sep 22

    Sawicki on Med Mal Waiver

    Sawicki on Med Mal Waiver
    Nadia Sawicki has posted to SSRN Choosing Malpractice: A New Narrative for Limiting Physician Liability. The abstract provides: Modern principles of patient autonomy and health care consumerism are at odds with medical malpractice law’s…
  • Sep 21

    Sugarman on Torts and Gun

    Sugarman on Torts and Gun
    Steve Sugarman has posted to SSRN Torts and Guns. This piece is an expansion of his remarks at last year's AALS Torts Section panel and will appear in volume 10:1 of the Journal of Tort Law. The abstract provides: When...
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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Sep 24

    Law firms expect new associate hiring to increase slightly over next 12 month

    Law firms expect new associate hiring to increase slightly over next 12 month
    The legal staffing firm Robert Half Legal released the results of a recent phone survey of 175 lawyers with hiring authority within their respective firms and found that about 22% expect to increase the hiring of new associates next year...
  • Sep 24

    Dept. of Education Gives New Title IX Guidance on Campus Sexual Assault

    Dept. of Education Gives New Title IX Guidance on Campus Sexual Assault
    The Department of Education has withdrawn its 2011 guidance documents on campus sexual assault and issued new guidance. From the Chronicle of Higher Education: The department’s interim guidance gives colleges the discretion to use a…
  • Sep 24

    Quotes from Hillary Clinton’s New Book

    Quotes from Hillary Clinton’s New Book
    Town & Country has published a selection of quotes from the book on all the subjects you would expect. They’re not as sizzling as I had expected. Here they are. (ljs)
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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/
  • Sep 24

    The Newly Redesigned Medicare Card

    The Newly Redesigned Medicare Card
    Some time back we told you that the Medicare card would be redone so beneficiaries' Social Security numbers no longer appeared on the cards. CMS has released the design for the new Medicare cards. Still sporting the red, white and...
  • Sep 24

    Elder Law Attorney Uses Her Experiences to Explain Why Graham-Cassidy Repeal of ACA Isn't Right Answer

    Elder Law Attorney Uses Her Experiences to Explain Why Graham-Cassidy Repeal of ACA Isn't Right Answer
    Texas Elder Law Attorney Jennifer Coulter explains how the Affordable Care Act has affected her clients -- and herself -- in a positive way. She makes a principled, compelling case for why "getting it right" on health care is far...
  • Sep 21

    Embrace Aging

    Embrace Aging
    Do you consider yourself to be old? Well, if you are over 37, statistically you are old, according to an article in the New York Times, Feeling Older? Here’s How to Embrace It. However, "S[s]udies show that people start feeling...
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Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
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Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Sep 24

    Evangelical Christians and Donald Trump

    Evangelical Christians and Donald Trump
    Many of us have wondered why evangelical Christians have stuck with Donald Trump for so long. It is, of course, child’s play to come up with reasons why they would not and should not. Initially, I thought abortion was the main reason.…
  • Sep 23

    George Padmore, né Malcolm Ivan Meredith Nurse (28 June 1903 – 23 September 1959)

    George Padmore, né Malcolm Ivan Meredith Nurse (28 June 1903 – 23 September 1959)
    George Padmore, né Malcolm Ivan Meredith Nurse (28 June 1903 – 23 September 1959) was a Trinidadian-born author, journalist, Left organizer and activist, one-time Communist Party member, socialist, and Pan-Africanist. Books by…
  • Sep 23

    George Padmore interviews Ho Chi Minh in Paris (1946)

    George Padmore interviews Ho Chi Minh in Paris (1946)
    I was delighted to learn that George Padmore (né Malcolm Ivan Meredith Nurse) interviewed Ho Chi Minh (Nguyễn Sinh Cung, also known as Nguyen Tat Thanh and Nguyen Ai Quoc) while both were in Paris: Ho was there for the Paris…
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Sep 24

    Babies with longer ring fingers 'more likely' to go bald | Daily Mail Online

    Babies with longer ring fingers 'more likely' to go bald | Daily Mail Online
    ‘We have shown that finger ratio can be used to estimate future hair loss,’ head researcher Dr Mehmet Unal wrote in the Journal Of Cosmetic Dermatology. But it is not all bad news for those with the larger ring finger....
  • Sep 24

    Trump Is Reinventing What It Means to Be a Politician | Roger L. Simon

    Trump Is Reinventing What It Means to Be a Politician | Roger L. Simon
    Trump has completely reinvented the template of what it means to be a politician and it's no surprise that so may other politicians (not just John McCain) are publicly or privately appalled. He has unmasked them. They're worried and they...
  • Sep 24

    Clergy and Lay Scholars Issue Filial Correction of Pope Franci

    Clergy and Lay Scholars Issue Filial Correction of Pope Franci
    A group of clergy and lay scholars from around the world have taken the very rare step of presenting Pope Francis with a formal filial correction, accusing him of propagating heresies concerning marriage, the moral life, and reception of…
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 24

    Conference on Regulatory Issues in Property Law at Cambridge

    Conference on Regulatory Issues in Property Law at Cambridge
    On May 25-26, 2018, the Cambridge University Centre for Property Law will be hosting a conference on regulatory issues in property law. The conference will bring together property law scholars and practitioners from around the world to…
  • Sep 19

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
    Aspiring deans: in light of the rise of our near and dear property prof friends Ben Barros (Toledo) and Hari Osofsky (Penn State) to decanal glory, see the following announcement from Washburn (via Andrea Boyack): POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT –…
  • Sep 15

    Conference at John Marshall on Murr

    Conference at John Marshall on Murr
    On Thursday, September 28, the John Marshall Law School Center for Real Estate Law will be hosting a a conference on the recent U.S. Supreme Court takings case, Murr v. Wisconsin. The panel will include practitioners and members of…
Rank this Week: 85

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Sep 24

    The Travel Ban Cases and Human Right

    The Travel Ban Cases and Human Right
    The consolidated cases challenging the Trump Administration's Executive Order imposing a "travel ban" -- Trump v. Hawaii, and Trump v. International Refugee Committee -- are set for oral argument in the Supreme Court on October 10. Many of…
  • Sep 21

    For DACA Volunteers - More On-Line DACA Training

    For DACA Volunteers - More On-Line DACA Training
    Prof. Anne Hornsby of the University of Alabama School of Law introduces us to a You Tube video designed to inform non-immigration lawyers to representation of young people struggling with DACA status. As Anne explains: "This video, featuring…
  • Sep 20

    Hiding in the Light: Disclosure and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right

    Hiding in the Light: Disclosure and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right
    Jena Martin of West Virginia College of Law has posted a fascinating new article titled Hiding in the Light: The Misuse of Disclosure to Advance the Business and Human Rights Agenda. Here's the abstract: "The aim of this article is...
Rank this Week: 413

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/
  • Sep 24

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (September 24, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (September 24, 2017)
    10/12 SEC Investor Advisory Committee agenda includes blockchain technology & Law School Clinic Advocacy https://t.co/6qI2SoHAqn #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 22, 2017 "50% and 70% of U.S. household wealth is…
  • Sep 23

    A New Front in the Race to the Bottom

    A New Front in the Race to the Bottom
    States frequently compete with each other to attract businesses. They’ll offer tax credits, subsidies, and regulatory waivers to persuade corporations to set up shop locally. (Right now, Amazon is asking cities to compete to host its second…
  • Sep 22

    Students and Wellne

    Students and Wellne
    Below are a few wellness tips, with a focus on student life. I didn’t do all, or even many, of these things consistently well when I was in school, but I was better off when I did, and I paid...
Rank this Week: 800

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 24

    Alan Thicke’s Widow Scores Court Win Against Sons…for Now

    Alan Thicke’s Widow Scores Court Win Against Sons…for Now
    Tanya Callau, Alan Thicke’s widow, won a brief victory in court over Thicke’s sons, Robin and Brennan. The boys originally alleged that Callau was preparing to challenge the prenuptial agreement she had signed with Thicke, and they…
  • Sep 24

    Article on The Comments to the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act Relating to Self-Settled Spendthrift Trusts are Correct

    Article on The Comments to the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act Relating to Self-Settled Spendthrift Trusts are Correct
    Kenneth C. Kettering recently posted an Article entitled, The Comments to the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act Relating to Self-Settled Spendthrift Trusts are Correct, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal. Provided below is an abstract…
  • Sep 23

    Hurricanes, Displacement and the Effect on Domicile

    Hurricanes, Displacement and the Effect on Domicile
    Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have cut a devastating swath of large-scale destruction through both Texas and Florida over the past few weeks. While stories of tremendous courage and breath-taking heroism shed light on the more admirable…
Rank this Week: 110

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
  • Sep 24

    I thought we were exclusive? Some issues with the Hague Convention on Choice of Court, Brussels Ia and Brexit

    I thought we were exclusive? Some issues with the Hague Convention on Choice of Court, Brussels Ia and Brexit
    This blog post is by Dr Mukarrum Ahmed (Lancaster University) and Professor Paul Beaumont (University of Aberdeen). It presents a condensed version of their article in the August 2017 issue of the Journal of Private International…
  • Sep 19

    International Congress, Call for Paper

    International Congress, Call for Paper
    The Private International Law Group from the School of Law of Carlos III University of Madrid (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, www.uc3m.es) is delighted to announce its International Congress on matters of matrimonial property regimes and…
  • Sep 19

    Child & Family Law Quarterly: Special Brexit Issue

    Child & Family Law Quarterly: Special Brexit Issue
    Back in March the Child & Family Law Quarterly together with Cambridge Family Law hosted a conference on the impact of Brexit on international family law (see our previous post). Some of the academic papers that were presented at this…
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