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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/
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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 21

    Dorfman on Market Insularity

    Dorfman on Market Insularity
    Avihay Dorfman (Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law) has posted Against Market Insularity: Market, Responsibility, and Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this paper, I take stock of some leading attempts to drive a wedge…
  • Sep 21

    Kuo & Chen on the Taiwanese Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Kuo & Chen on the Taiwanese Same-Sex Marriage Case
    Ming-Sung Kuo (University of Warwick School of Law) & Hui-Wen Chen (University of Warwick School of Law) have posted The Brown Moment in Taiwan: Making Sense of the Law and Politics of the Taiwanese Same-Sex Marriage Case in a…
  • Sep 21

    Goldfarb on Hessick on Corpus Linguistic

    Goldfarb on Hessick on Corpus Linguistic
    Neal Goldfarb has an essential and illuminating second post at LAWnLinguistics responding to Clarissa Hessick's paper Corpus Linguistics and the Criminal Law. Here is a taste: ONE OF THE PREMISES of the usage-based approach to word meaning,…
Rank this Week: 41

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 21

    "Massachusetts top court rules field sobriety tests not definitive for marijuana impairment"

    "Massachusetts top court rules field sobriety tests not definitive for marijuana impairment"
    From Jurist: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that evidence of a field sobriety test is not conclusive evidence of driving under the influence of marijuana. The court found that although…
  • Sep 21

    "Massachusetts High Court Drops Felony Murder"

    "Massachusetts High Court Drops Felony Murder"
    Kent Scheidegger has this post at Crime & Consequences, linking to this case.
  • Sep 21

    Vyas on The Ascendant Cycle of Cyber Crime

    Vyas on The Ascendant Cycle of Cyber Crime
    Rahul Vyas (Pacific Business School) has posted The Ascendant Cycle of Cyber Crimes: An Ordeal for the Present Legal Framework (Pacific University Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 1, Issue 2, May 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
Rank this Week: 390

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

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Police Hunt for Thief Seen on Camera Taking Dead Man's Clothes at Funeral Home

    Police Hunt for Thief Seen on Camera Taking Dead Man's Clothes at Funeral Home
    Police in Leitchfield, Kentucky are currently searching for a man who broke into a funeral home and stole a dead man’s clothes and the jewels from his casket. The man broke in through the front door of the funeral home...
  • Sep 21

    Est. of Sower v. Commissioner: IRS Allowed to Examine Predeceased Spouse’s Estate Tax Return

    Est. of Sower v. Commissioner: IRS Allowed to Examine Predeceased Spouse’s Estate Tax Return
    In Estate of Minnie Lynn Sower v. Commissioner, Husband predeceased Wife in 2012 with a deceased spousal unused exclusion (DSUE). Husband’s estate elected portability for the DSUE. When Wife passed away in 2013, her estate claimed the…
  • Sep 21

    CLE on The Probate Process From Start to Finish

    CLE on The Probate Process From Start to Finish
    The National Business Institute is holding a conference entitled, The Probate Process From Start to Finish, which will take place Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Louisville East-Hurstbourne in Louisville, KY. Provided below is…
Rank this Week: 81

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Seventh Circuit Upholds Chicago's Puppy-Mill Ban

    Seventh Circuit Upholds Chicago's Puppy-Mill Ban
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Seventh Circuit upheld Chicago's "puppy mill" ordinance, which limits the sources from which city-licensed pet stores may obtain certain pets for resale, against a challenge under the…
  • Sep 20

    Ninth Circuit Finds San Francisco's Soda-Warning Ordinance Subject to Injunction Under First Amendment

    Ninth Circuit Finds San Francisco's Soda-Warning Ordinance Subject to Injunction Under First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Ninth Circuit's opinion in American Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco, reversing the district judge, found that San Francisco's ordinance…
  • Sep 20

    Arizona Supreme Court Accords Parental Status to Same-Sex Married Partner

    Arizona Supreme Court Accords Parental Status to Same-Sex Married Partner
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in McLaughlin v. McLaughlin (Jones), the Arizona Supreme Court interpreted the United States Constitution to require that the statutory presumption of…
Rank this Week: 190

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 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...
  • Sep 19

    Silencing

    Silencing
    Silencing is a powerful tool of oppression. Creeping authoritarianism has reinvigorated silencing as punishment and a way to limit free speech. On September 11th, 24 of 28 University of North Carolina trustees voted to ban the UNC Chapel…
Rank this Week: 1093

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 21

    Rational Security: The “Age of Flynnocence” Edition

    Rational Security: The “Age of Flynnocence” Edition
    Robert Mueller serves warrants in the Russia investigation. Donald Trump makes his first appearance before the UN General Assembly. And Mike Flynn’s work on a private nuclear energy deal raises new questions about conflicts of interest…
  • Sep 21

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
      President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort offered to provide private briefings about the 2016 campaign to the Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, according to the Washington Post. “If he needs private…
  • Sep 21

    Mosul Eyes Kurdish Referendum

    Mosul Eyes Kurdish Referendum
    Editor's Note: The authors recently traveled to Erbil and Baghdad to conduct interviews with Iraqi officials, international actors from the U.S.-led coalition, and others on the ground. This piece originally appeared on Markaz. A…
Rank this Week: 73

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    A Syrian Migrant and a Right-Wing Nationalist Walk Into A Bar...

    A Syrian Migrant and a Right-Wing Nationalist Walk Into A Bar...
    Ok, it's not a bar. They meet on a bench in a park to talk not about immigration but about hate speech. In October, Germany will start requiring social media networks (Facebook, Twitter) to delete hate speech and fake news....
  • Sep 21

    Tilting at Windmills and the Rule of Law

    Tilting at Windmills and the Rule of Law
    Michael Olivas on From the Square (NYU Press Blog) offers sage advice as we navigate these tumultuous times in the national debate over immigration: "I urge tolerance toward your fellow students, faculty and staff members at this time.…
  • Sep 21

    Do the DREAMers Deported by President Obama Illustrate the Possible Fate of DACA Recipients?

    Do the DREAMers Deported by President Obama Illustrate the Possible Fate of DACA Recipients?
    Beth Caldwell on The Hill looks at the possibility that, with the dismantling of DACA, its recipients may ultimately be deported. Having done research for seven years on deportees to Mexico, Caldwell concludes "Deportation almost always…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
Rank this Week: 279

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
Rank this Week: 1813

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 21

    The Lesser Of Two Sanction

    The Lesser Of Two Sanction
    Reciprocal discipline was imposed by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals where the attorney had been sanctioned in both Virginia and the District of Columbia. On June 26, 2013, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a public…
  • Sep 21

    Attorneys Not Liable For Distributing Settlement Proceeds To Client; Third Party Had No "Just Claim"

    Attorneys Not Liable For Distributing Settlement Proceeds To Client; Third Party Had No "Just Claim"
    Attorneys were not liable for distributing settlement proceeds of a wrongful eviction claim to their client rather than a third party claiming entitlement per a decision of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Mr. Banks hired Mr. Zucker…
  • Sep 21

    More Than Mere Negligence Gets Attorney Disbarred In D.C.

    More Than Mere Negligence Gets Attorney Disbarred In D.C.
    An attorney did not waive her right to assert that her misappropriation was negligent, but nonetheless lost the point, according to a disbarment imposed today by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Here, the Hearing Committee‘s…
Rank this Week: 65

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 21

    ICYMI: #corpgov Midweek Roundup (Sep. 21, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Midweek Roundup (Sep. 21, 2017)
    CT Statute: private employers “who..discipline..on account of..rights guaranteed by..1A” liable for damages https://t.co/sz4pRBf1hQ #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 18, 2017 "conflict minerals..rules might have…
  • Sep 20

    Dean Search Announcement - Washburn School of Law

    Dean Search Announcement - Washburn School of Law
    This from friend-of-the-BLPB Andrea Boyack, Professor of Law and Co-Director of Business & Transactional Law Center at the Washburn University School of Law: POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – DEAN, SCHOOL OF LAW Washburn University invites…
  • Sep 20

    What keeps general counsels and compliance officers up at night? Here's what boards should be discussing

    What keeps general counsels and compliance officers up at night? Here's what boards should be discussing
    No one had a National Compliance Officer Day when I was in the job, but now it’s an official thing courtesy of SAI Global, a compliance consulting company. The mission of this one-year old holiday is to: Raise awareness about...
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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/
Rank this Week: 295

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/
  • Sep 21

    Mission Creep for Mueller? What Mission Creep? His Charter is Boundless.

    Mission Creep for Mueller? What Mission Creep? His Charter is Boundless.
    I was on Tucker Carlson's show Tuesday night and he asked me whether Bob Mueller was guilty of "mission creep on a grand scale" by investigating "financial dealings going back some years." Presumably this was a reference…
  • Sep 16

    DOJ Considering Changes to Yates Memo

    DOJ Considering Changes to Yates Memo
    According to Reuters, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Thursday that there may be changes to the Yates Memo "in the near future." As discussed at length on this blog (see here, here, here, and here; see also here...
  • Aug 25

    Second Circuit Chills Joint Defense Communications in U.S. v. Krug.

    Second Circuit Chills Joint Defense Communications in U.S. v. Krug.
    In a remarkable opinion issued last Friday in United States v. Krug, the Second Circuit ruled that a courthouse hallway conversation between two co-defendants covered by the same Joint Defense Agreement, and overheard by a third covered…
Rank this Week: 2269

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 21

    The Mindset of our 1L

    The Mindset of our 1L
    Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall. Prepared by Beloit’s former Public Affairs…
  • Sep 21

    Brian Leiter Excoriates USD Law Dean Stephen Ferruollo

    Brian Leiter Excoriates USD Law Dean Stephen Ferruollo
    I rarely agree with Brian Leiter (except, of course, for his criticisms of the U.S. News Law School Rankings), but his post excoriating USD Law Dean Stephen Ferruollo for his failure to defend one of his professor's First Amendment rights...
  • Sep 20

    Ten College Courses to Read Along With

    Ten College Courses to Read Along With
    Lithub gives us course descriptions and reading lists for ten college courses that schools are currently offering. I don’t think any literary courses like these were being taught in my college days. You can access the course information…
Rank this Week: 445

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/
  • Sep 21

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Richard Posner’s ‘bats––– crazy’ new book

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Richard Posner’s ‘bats––– crazy’ new book
    Judge Richard Posner surprised the legal world with his unexpected retirement from the bench. Subsequent media reports indicate that disputes with his colleagues on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit helped spur his decision. Most…
  • Sep 21

    [Eugene Volokh] Court rejects Feminist Majority Foundation’s demand that public university block access to Yik Yak

    [Eugene Volokh] Court rejects Feminist Majority Foundation’s demand that public university block access to Yik Yak
    That’s what happened Tuesday, in Feminist Majority Foundation v. Univ. of Mary Washington (E.D. Va.). In 2014-2015, several members of Feminists United — a University of Mary Washington club affiliated with the Feminist…
  • Sep 21

    [Thomas Mulligan] Libertarianism vs. meritocracy

    [Thomas Mulligan] Libertarianism vs. meritocracy
    The American Dream is a meritocratic ideal.  Our national ethos is that no one should be guaranteed prosperity, but all citizens should have an equal opportunity to pursue it through their merit.  What a person can become should…
Rank this Week: 5

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
  • Sep 21

    Ben-Asher on Faith-Based Emergency Power

    Ben-Asher on Faith-Based Emergency Power
    Noa Ben-Asher (Pace) has posted to SSRN her article, Faith-Based Emergency Powers, forthcoming in the Harvard Journal of Law &  Gender. Here is the abstract: This Article explores an expanding phenomenon that it calls Faith-Based…
  • Sep 21

    Antoinette Sedillo Lopez Running for Congre

    Antoinette Sedillo Lopez Running for Congre
    Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (Professor Emerita, University of New Mexico School of Law) is running for Congress! Her official campaign page is here.  The page includes the candidate’s views on a variety of issues including these:…
  • Sep 21

    CFP: Feminism, Gender and Temporal Belonging

    CFP: Feminism, Gender and Temporal Belonging
    Tanya Kennedy (Women’s Studies, Univ. of Maine at Farmington) has issued this call for papers/panelists for a conference on “The Social Life of Time: Power, Discrimination and Transformation,” sponsored by the Temporal…
Rank this Week: 902

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    First Degree Perjury, Attempt to Influence a Public Servant and Tracing IP Addresse

    First Degree Perjury, Attempt to Influence a Public Servant and Tracing IP Addresse
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Colorado Court of Appeals – Division III: People v. Garrison, 2017 WL 3431820 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that thecommon knowledge and experience of an ordinary person…
  • Sep 15

    The Judge, the Email and “Violating a Criminal Protection Order”

    The Judge, the Email and “Violating a Criminal Protection Order”
    This post examines an opinion issued by the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Supreme Court of Colorado: People v. Lesuer, 2017 WL 3588713. The opinion begins by explaining that thePresiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties'…
  • Sep 11

    “Doing Something on a Laptop,” Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and the Bench Trial

    “Doing Something on a Laptop,” Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and the Bench Trial
    This post examines a recent decision from the Appellate Court of Illinois – Second District: People v. Perry, 2017 WL 3328365 (2017). The court began the opinion by explaining thatthe trial court properly summarily dismissed defendant's…
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • Sep 21

    In Re Joiquin C. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 20, 2017)

    In Re Joiquin C. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 20, 2017)
    I know that we're talking in this opinion about someone who's confused a lot, but I too was confused by this sentence (with an additional sentence for context):"Carrasco offered Veronica C. an appointment book, but she said she would not…
  • Sep 20

    In Re Destiny D. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2017)

    In Re Destiny D. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2017)
    Lest there be any doubt, domestic violence doesn't only harm the direct participants thereto:"Sergio D., the presumed father of 15-year-old Destiny D., had a history of alcohol abuse and was a current abuser of alcohol . . . . Sergio and…
  • Sep 19

    R.E.V. v. City of Anaheim (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 19, 2017)

    R.E.V. v. City of Anaheim (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 19, 2017)
    I'm sympathetic to -- and on board with -- the result of this opinion.  Which involves res judicata and a ton of other civil procedure stuff that's near and dear to my heart.But I'm not at all certain that the holding of the case is…
Rank this Week: 131

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 21

    Hadfield: Law Schools Are Letting Down Their Students And Society — A 3-Point Plan To Fix Legal Education

    Hadfield: Law Schools Are Letting Down Their Students And Society — A 3-Point Plan To Fix Legal Education
    Quartz: Law Schools Are Letting Down Their Students and Society—Here Are Three Steps They Can Take to Fix Things, by Gillian Hadfield (USC): Law schools in the US today have become depressingly single-purpose: training members of a closed…
  • Sep 21

    IRS FAQs Are A Trap For The Unwary

    IRS FAQs Are A Trap For The Unwary
    MarketWatch, What the IRS Does on its Website That’s Unfair to Taxpayers: Taxpayers can’t rely on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and answers and other “unofficial” guidance that the IRS posts on its website, National Taxpayer…
  • Sep 21

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration
    The Atlantic, How Much Do Tax Cuts Really Matter? Bloomberg, Tentative U.S. Budget-Tax Deal Gets Nod From Two Republicans Bloomberg View, Republicans Looking for Easiest Way Out on Taxes Forbes, 8 Warnings To Congress On Business Tax Reform…
Rank this Week: 38

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 323

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Product Variety, Across-Market Demand Heterogeneity, and the Value of Online Retail

    Product Variety, Across-Market Demand Heterogeneity, and the Value of Online Retail
    Thomas W. Quan (University of Georgia) and Kevin R. Williams (Cowles Foundation, Yale University) examine Product Variety, Across-Market Demand Heterogeneity, and the Value of Online Retail. ABSTRACT: Online retail gives consumers access to…
  • Sep 21

    Innovation and product market concentration: Schumpeter, Arrow and the inverted-U shape curve

    Innovation and product market concentration: Schumpeter, Arrow and the inverted-U shape curve
    F. Delbono ; L. Lambertini investigate Innovation and product market concentration: Schumpeter, Arrow and the inverted-U shape curve. ABSTRACT: We investigate the relationship between market concentration and industry innovative effort within…
  • Sep 21

    Empirical Models of Firms and Industrie

    Empirical Models of Firms and Industrie
    Aguirregabiria, Victor and Slade, Margaret summarize Empirical Models of Firms and Industries. ABSTRACT: We review important developments in Empirical Industrial Organization (IO) over the last three decades. The paper is organized around six…
Rank this Week: 26

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 21

    Seven from Dorsett on NZ and Australian Legal History

    Seven from Dorsett on NZ and Australian Legal History
    Shaunnagh Dorsett, University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law, has posted seven recent papers from his backlist on SSRN.Jurisprudences of Jurisdiction: Matters of Public Authority, (2014) 23 Griffith Law Review 569-588.  Coauthored…
  • Sep 21

    Dorsett's "Juridical Encounters"

    Dorsett's "Juridical Encounters"
    Shaunnagh Dorsett, University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law, has published Juridical Encounters: Maori and the Colonial Courts 1840-1852 (University of Auckland Press, 2017):From 1840 to 1852, the Crown Colony period, the British…
  • Sep 21

    Lund on Medieval Year Book

    Lund on Medieval Year Book
    We missed this one in 2015, when Thomas Lund (University of Utah) published The Creation of the Common Law: The Medieval Year Books Deciphered with the Lawbook Exchange. From the press: In this modern compilation and commentary, the most…
Rank this Week: 178

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/
Rank this Week: 994

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 756

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Sep 21

    Alvarez-Nakagawa on Law as Magic: Some Thoughts on Ghosts, Non-Humans, and Shamans @Ger_Law_Journal

    Alvarez-Nakagawa on Law as Magic: Some Thoughts on Ghosts, Non-Humans, and Shamans @Ger_Law_Journal
    Alexis Alvarez-Nakagawa, Birkbeck School of Law, University of London, has published Law as Magic. Some Thoughts on Ghosts, Non-Humans, and Shamans at 18 German Law Journal 1248 (2017). Here is the abstract. Legal metamorphoses between…
  • Aug 28

    Selling a Canadian House That's NOT Haunted? You're OK

    Selling a Canadian House That's NOT Haunted? You're OK
    New Brunswick, Canada, realtor Jake Palmer was having trouble selling this nice St. John house (looks like a Dutch colonial to me). So he decided to try sparking some interest in the property by adding some adjectives to describe how...
  • Aug 18

    Knaier on Homeopathy on Trial: Allen v. Hyland's, Inc., and a Failure of Evidentiary Gatekeeping

    Knaier on Homeopathy on Trial: Allen v. Hyland's, Inc., and a Failure of Evidentiary Gatekeeping
    Robert G. Knaier, Fitzgerald Knaier, LLP, and California Western School of Law, is publishing Homeopathy on Trial: Allen v. Hyland’s, Inc. and a Failure of Evidentiary Gatekeeping in volume 57 of Jurimetrics (2017). Here is the abstract.…
Rank this Week: 420

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 277

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Hurricanes and Victims of Domestic Abuse

    Hurricanes and Victims of Domestic Abuse
    From The New York Times: Natural disasters like hurricanes Harvey and Irma can displace people and leave them scrambling to find stability and routine. But during catastrophes, victims of domestic violence face a unique challenge: seeking…
  • Sep 20

    Feminists and Campus Assault Policy

    Feminists and Campus Assault Policy
    From The Boston Globe: When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos last week announced plans to revise the nation’s guidelines on campus sexual assault, the predictable din of outrage drowned out the applause from some unlikely corners of college…
  • Sep 19

    Shared Parenting for Kid

    Shared Parenting for Kid
    From Boston Herald: What two factors vastly increase the likelihood of a healthy and happy future for kids after divorce? Mom and Dad. With the important exception of children who need protection from an abusive or negligent parent, “shared…
Rank this Week: 106

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Sep 21

    Best News Story of the Week?

    Best News Story of the Week?
    Parrot mimics owner to make purchases using Amazon Echo The post Best News Story of the Week? appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Sep 20

    It’s That Bad

    It’s That Bad
    You know things are bad when a foreign head of state, even a former one, is mocking you like this: Then again, we already knew it was that bad. The post It’s That Bad appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Sep 17

    I Hate Rerun

    I Hate Rerun
    I almost never watch a movie twice (except of course Groundhog Day). I generally hate re-runs. And so far this Maria show looks like an Irma rerun: The post I Hate Reruns appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 17

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Decision Time in College Athletics: Are College Athletes Students or Employees?

    Decision Time in College Athletics: Are College Athletes Students or Employees?
    Deservedly, college athletics has been under assault the past several years. Most of the criticism has been directed at calling out the hypocrisy of this multi-billion-dollar industry in allowing all associated with it the opportunity to…
  • Sep 10

    NFL Faces Uphill Battle in Obtaining "Emergency Stay" from Fifth Circuit

    NFL Faces Uphill Battle in Obtaining "Emergency Stay" from Fifth Circuit
    The next legal front in the NFL vs. NFLPA battle over Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game suspension is expected to open this week (perhaps as soon as Monday), when the NFL files its notice of appeal of Judge Mazzant's preliminary injunction ruling. But…
  • Sep 2

    WHEELGATE

    WHEELGATE
    In biblical times, Ezekiel had a vision of interlocking wheels and prophesied the tragic destruction of Jerusalem. Ezekiel Elliot, whose wheels have carried him to fame and fortune with the Dallas Cowboys, just might see a more contemporary…
Rank this Week: 631

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
  • Sep 21

    Call for Papers: Second Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat

    Call for Papers: Second Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat
    Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy is pleased to announce the Second Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat, which will be held on February 9, 2018, at Seton Hall Law School in…
  • Sep 20

    FAN 162 (First Amendment News) Online First Amendment Encyclopedia Launched

    FAN 162 (First Amendment News) Online First Amendment Encyclopedia Launched
    Given our increasingly polarized society, it’s important to remember what should unite us: respect for freedom of speech, press, religion, and the right to assemble and petition. — Ken Paulson (Sept. 14, 2017) It’s online…
  • Sep 20

    Event at the National Constitution Center

    Event at the National Constitution Center
    I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be giving a talk on my book about the Bill of Rights at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The talk will be part of the Center’s Bill of Rights Day Symposium on December 15th.…
Rank this Week: 27

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 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…
  • Sep 20

    The Doctrine of Discovery: Step 1 to Indigenous Stereotyping

    The Doctrine of Discovery: Step 1 to Indigenous Stereotyping
    “The Death of General Wolfe”, a 1770 painting by Benjamin West.[1] This painting depicts the death of British General James Wolfe at the 1759 Battle of Quebec during the French and Indian War. Note the romanticized depiction of an…
  • Sep 19

    KAIROS Blanket Exercise: Learning Canada’s Dark History

    KAIROS Blanket Exercise: Learning Canada’s Dark History
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, In light of the TRC Calls to Action, in particular number 28, which calls upon law schools in Canada to inform their students of the history and legacy of the residential school system1, all incoming 1Ls to the...
Rank this Week: 4321

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 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…
  • Sep 21

    Westin Fellowship Applications Open

    Westin Fellowship Applications Open
    Via Dennis Hirsch (DHirsch@law.capital.edu) ... ===========+ The IAPP is opening the application process for the 2018-19 Westin Fellowship. Students can apply here: https://iapp.org/westin-research-center/apply/ Deadline is October 13, 2017.…
  • Sep 20

    Adventures in Ethics with All the President’s Lawyers (or WTF at the BLT?)

    Adventures in Ethics with All the President’s Lawyers (or WTF at the BLT?)
    Every now and then, it’s fun to take a story prominent in the day’s headlines and unearth the Professional Responsibility issues that may quietly be driving the plot. (Here’s another one.) For those of you who found your required…
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Sep 21

    Chilean Court Upholds Right to Abortion

    Chilean Court Upholds Right to Abortion
    Tribunal Constitucional de Chile (Aug. 21, 2017): A Chilean court has upheld a law decriminalizing abortion in cases of rape, fatal fetal impairment, and when a woman's life is in danger. A group of conservative senators representing more…
  • Sep 14

    My Body, My Choice, Why the Principle of Bodily Autonomy Can Unite the Left

    My Body, My Choice, Why the Principle of Bodily Autonomy Can Unite the Left
    The Nation (September 13, 2017): My Body, My Choice, Why the Principle of Bodily Autonomy Can Unite the Left, by David M. Perry: An advocate for disability argues that the right to bodily autonomy can unite groups on the "left."...
  • Sep 13

    New Study Calculates Driving Times to Abortion Clinics from Urban Areas in the US

    New Study Calculates Driving Times to Abortion Clinics from Urban Areas in the US
    The Pudding (September 2017): How far is too far? An analysis of driving times to abortion clinics in the US, by Russell Goldenberg, Amber Thomas and Caitlyn Ralph As states continue to impose restrictions on abortion clinics that force…
Rank this Week: 39

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    9th Circuit is sour on sugar-sweetened beverage disclosure

    9th Circuit is sour on sugar-sweetened beverage disclosure
    American Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco, No. 16-16072 (9th Cir. Sept. 19, 2017) Plaintiffs challenged a SF ordinance requiring warnings about the health effects of certain sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on certain…
  • Sep 19

    "Herbal" doesn't include animal product

    "Herbal" doesn't include animal product
    VBS Distribution, Inc. v. Nutrivita Laboratories, Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2017 WL 4118381, No. 17-55198 (9th Cir. Sept. 15, 2017)VBS makes a commercial television live auction show named “DAU GIA TREN TRUYEN HINH” (“Fight…
  • Sep 19

    Adding clickbait title isn't false advertising or fraud on author

    Adding clickbait title isn't false advertising or fraud on author
    Dankovich v. Keller, 2017 WL 4081852, No. 16-13395 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 15, 2017)Interesting dispute: the pro se litigant didn’t like the editing of his essay, including the clickbaity headline added by the editors, and sued for various…
Rank this Week: 70

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 103

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • 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...
  • Sep 19

    Geistfeld on Data Breache

    Geistfeld on Data Breache
    Mark Geistfeld has posted to SSRN Protecting Confidential Information Entrusted to Others in Business Transactions: Data Breaches, Identity Theft, and Tort Liability. The abstract provides: Tort litigation over data breaches — defined here…
  • Sep 18

    NY: Fans Sue Barclays Center

    NY: Fans Sue Barclays Center
    Steep incline + inebriation = "exceedingly dangerous". The New York Post has the story.
Rank this Week: 704

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1314

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 21

    Socialism or Federalism? More Like Bribery and Revenge

    Socialism or Federalism? More Like Bribery and Revenge
    by Michael DorfAs the latest effort by Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act races against the calendar for a showdown vote, one of its sponsors, Lyndsey Graham, has declared that America faces a choice between…
  • Sep 20

    Unconscientious Objection

    Unconscientious Objection
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column discusses the recent decision of the Israel Supreme Court giving the government a year to develop a plan to substantially boost participation by Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) men in the military or face a…
  • Sep 19

    NeverTrump Conservatives In a Futile Search For Relevance

    NeverTrump Conservatives In a Futile Search For Relevance
    by Neil H. BuchananOne of the depressing parlor games of the post-November 8 era has been trying to explain how the presidential election was even close enough for Donald Trump to wriggle his way through the eye of the Electoral College…
Rank this Week: 247

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 21

    On the LSUC Dialogue on Licensing, Pt 1: Is There a Need for Change?

    On the LSUC Dialogue on Licensing, Pt 1: Is There a Need for Change?
    Over the summer months, the Law Society of Upper Canada has been conducting a Dialogue on Licensing to prompt information sharing, discussion, input and reflection on the future of the requirements for licensing of lawyers in Ontario. Based…
  • Sep 20

    Canadian IT Law Association Annual Conference

    Canadian IT Law Association Annual Conference
    I just signed up to attend the fall IT-Can conference, and thought the conference was worth mentioning. It is a consistent high quality conference for lawyers practicing in the IT/IP fields, and for others such as CIO’s. Topics this…
  • Sep 20

    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. Daniel v. Miller, Canfield,…
Rank this Week: 16

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 21

    The "Well-Meaning Friday Child" Syndrome and Long-Distance Caregiving

    The "Well-Meaning Friday Child" Syndrome and Long-Distance Caregiving
    There's an old rhyme that's been running through my head lately, the one about Monday's child (who was fair of face) and so on. In the rhyme, "Friday's child is loving and giving." I like to think of myself as...
  • Sep 20

    Coming Changes to Medigap Policie

    Coming Changes to Medigap Policie
    The Chicago Tribune ran a story on changes to Medigap policies, Why Seniors Should Choose Wisely When Selecting Medigap Supplement Insurance. The article explains that In 2020, people who are on Medicare and don't already have what's known as…
  • Sep 20

    Call for Papers: Seton Hall Law's 2d Annual Health Law Works-In-Progress Retreat on 2/9/18

    Call for Papers: Seton Hall Law's 2d Annual Health Law Works-In-Progress Retreat on 2/9/18
    We just received the good news that Seton Hall Law School's Center for Health and Pharmaceutical Law & Policy will hold a second (now second annual!) "Regional Health Law Works-in Progress Retreat" in early 2018. The purpose of…
Rank this Week: 2281

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Sep 20

    Yes, the Political and Economic Issue of Our Time Really Is Inequality

    Yes, the Political and Economic Issue of Our Time Really Is Inequality
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan argues that economic inequality is the political and economic issue of our time, and now is the perfect opportunity for Democrats to push toward a solution. Buchanan decries the…
  • Sep 19

    Supreme Court of Israel Requires Ultra-Orthodox Men to Perform Military Service

    Supreme Court of Israel Requires Ultra-Orthodox Men to Perform Military Service
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf comments on a recent decision by the Israel Supreme Court holding that the government’s policy of exempting Haredim (ultra-Orthodox Jews) from military service was unconstitutional…
  • Sep 17

    Changing Places by Changing Ourselve

    Changing Places by Changing Ourselve
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies describes the transformation of Olneyville, a low-income neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island, as the result of comprehensive place-based solutions to crime and disorder. Margulies points…
Rank this Week: 3346

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 20

    I Understand Everything…

    I Understand Everything…
    “I understand everything we have covered thus far and I am able to follow along in class!” This statement summarizes what I have heard thus far this academic year from several first year law students and I have to say...
  • Sep 19

    Assistant Director of Academic Support Position at Texas A&M

    Assistant Director of Academic Support Position at Texas A&M
    Texas A&M is looking for an Assistant Director to complete our team. The person hired will assist in developing and managing of all aspects of the first-year, peer mentoring and upper-level academic support program, in conjunction with…
  • Sep 19

    Giant Pumpkin Growing Lesson #3: Daily Maintenance is Essential

    Giant Pumpkin Growing Lesson #3: Daily Maintenance is Essential
    As I explained in part one and part two of this multi-part series, earlier this year I decided to undertake a new and difficult task (specifically, to grow a giant pumpkin) in hopes of gaining more insight and perhaps empathy...
Rank this Week: 3670