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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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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
  • Sep 19

    New Article: “Fines, Fees, and Forfeitures”

    New Article: “Fines, Fees, and Forfeitures”
    Beth A. Colgan, Fines, Fees, and Forfeitures, SSRN, August 15, 2107.  Abstract below: The use of fines, fees, and forfeitures has expanded significantly in recent years as lawmakers have sought to fund criminal justice systems without…
  • Sep 18

    Op-Ed: “Making America White Again”

    Op-Ed: “Making America White Again”
    Toni Morrison, Making America White Again, The New Yorker, November 21, 2106. [“The choices made by white men, who are prepared to abandon their humanity out of fear of black men and women, suggest the true horror of lost…
  • Sep 17

    News Coverage: “This Republican mayor has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless. And it seems to be working.”

    News Coverage: “This Republican mayor has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless. And it seems to be working.”
    Colby Itkowitz, This Republican mayor has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless. And it seems to be working, Washington Post, August, 11, 2016. [Public works day jobs provide hope for Albuquerque’s homeless.] Advertisement
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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

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 19

    "Advancing Justice: An Agenda for Human Dignity & Public Safety"

    "Advancing Justice: An Agenda for Human Dignity & Public Safety"
    The title of this post is the title of this all-day event taking place next month (October 26) in Washington DC. The event is sponsored by the Charles Koch Institute and Charles Koch Foundation, and here is how this registration...
  • Sep 19

    Can an assistant public defender in California make nearly $300,000 per year?

    Can an assistant public defender in California make nearly $300,000 per year?
    Upon seeing this local article, headlined "Taxpayer cost for mass murderer Scott Dekraai’s case tops $2.5 million," I was starting to do a post on the high costs of problematic capital cases in California. (Regular readers may…
  • Sep 19

    Pushing back on criticisms of AG Sessions returning Justice Department to "failed mindset of its past"

    Pushing back on criticisms of AG Sessions returning Justice Department to "failed mindset of its past"
    In this post last week, I noted the National Review commentary authored by two former US Attorneys which focused on the Sessions charging/sentencing memo to complain that "Attorney General Jeff Sessions has returned the Justice…
Rank this Week: 40

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 19

    How Law Schools Are Changing

    How Law Schools Are Changing
    AALS President Paul Marcus has asked five prominent legal educators to share their thoughts on specific areas of American legal education, as those areas have changed in recent years. Each contributor is a national figure who has made…
  • Sep 19

    Fifth Colonial Frontier Legal Writing Conference: Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, And Politic

    Fifth Colonial Frontier Legal Writing Conference: Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, And Politic
    Last week, I linked to the Forward of the Fifth Colonial Frontier Legal Writing Conference: Drafting Statutes and Rules: Pedagogy, Practice, And Politics. Here is the table of contents for the conference: · Jan M. Levine, “Foreword: Fifth…
  • Sep 18

    Florida Bar Results Prove Effectiveness of Legal Education Reform Techniques!

    Florida Bar Results Prove Effectiveness of Legal Education Reform Techniques!
    The Florida bar results are out, and Florida International University has the top rank for the fourth year in a row. (here) This is no coincidence; FIU has established a rigorous program of legal education. FIU's success proves that law...
Rank this Week: 1153

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 19

    Great Power Competition and the AI Revolution: A Range of Risks to Military and Strategic Stability

    Great Power Competition and the AI Revolution: A Range of Risks to Military and Strategic Stability
    Today’s rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) could disrupt and destabilize the existing military balance—and not necessarily for the reasons that have captured popular imagination. The potential realization of Artificial…
  • Sep 19

    The National Security Law Podcast: Enemy Combatants, Agents of Foreign Power

    The National Security Law Podcast: Enemy Combatants, Agents of Foreign Power
    In this week’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck explore three big national security law developments from the past few days. First up: The news that the FISC, on two separate occasions, issued orders authorizing surveillance of…
  • Sep 19

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea and labeled Iran a “rogue nation,” the New York Times reported. In remarks at the summit of world leaders, Trump called…
Rank this Week: 134

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    GOP Plan to Kill Estate Tax Sets up Charitable Giving Conflict

    GOP Plan to Kill Estate Tax Sets up Charitable Giving Conflict
    Most Republican lawmakers seem to favor a repeal of the estate tax as part of overall tax reform. What many have failed to consider are the negative repercussions for charitable giving if the repeal is successful. When the estate tax...
  • Sep 19

    'Only Morons Pay The Estate Tax,' Says White House's Gary Cohn

    'Only Morons Pay The Estate Tax,' Says White House's Gary Cohn
    Gary Cohn’s speculation that only “morons” pay the estate tax, while being a poor choice of words, bears with it a kernel of truth. An examination of recent tax data shows fewer and fewer wealthy are paying the so-called “death...
  • Sep 18

    CLE on Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important

    CLE on Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important
    The National Business Institute is holding a conference entitled, Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important, which will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at The Riverside Hotel in Boise, ID. Provided below is a…
Rank this Week: 56

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 409

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    State My Require Inspection of Release Time School Buse

    State My Require Inspection of Release Time School Buse
    In CBM Ministries of South Central Pennsylvania v. Richards, (MD PA, Sept. 19, 2107), a Pennsylvania federal district court held that to the extent state school bus inspection regulations apply to buses of a religious organization, the…
  • Sep 19

    Report Claims DOJ Was Divided Over Whether To File Amicus Brief In Masterpiece Cakeshop

    Report Claims DOJ Was Divided Over Whether To File Amicus Brief In Masterpiece Cakeshop
    As previously reported, earlier this month the Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, siding with the Christian bakery owner who refused to…
  • Sep 19

    Trump Issues Jewish High Holy Day Greeting

    Trump Issues Jewish High Holy Day Greeting
    President Trump yesterday issued a Jewish High Holy Day Message (full text), saying in part:  "On behalf of all Americans, I want to wish Jewish families many blessings in the New Year."
Rank this Week: 52

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 19

    Surviving Slavery in the Caribbean

    Surviving Slavery in the Caribbean
    I wanted to call attention to Randy Browne's new and exciting book, Surviving Slavery in the Caribbean, which has just come out from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Cribbing now from the book's webpage: Atlantic slave societies were…
  • Sep 19

    Danforth Center on Religion and Politic Postdoc

    Danforth Center on Religion and Politic Postdoc
    The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics seeks applications from junior scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates for up to three postdoctoral fellowships in residence at Washington University in St. Louis. The appointment is for one…
  • Sep 19

    The Making and the Breaking of the Legend of Robert E. Lee: Musical Reference Edition [UPDATED]

    The Making and the Breaking of the Legend of Robert E. Lee: Musical Reference Edition [UPDATED]
    Eric Foner's outstanding essay in the New York Times Book Review begins: In the Band’s popular song “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” an ex-Confederate soldier refers to Robert E. Lee as “the very best.” It is difficult to...
Rank this Week: 36

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

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

    Loyola-Chicago is Hiring

    Loyola-Chicago is Hiring
    Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hiring for a newly created position: Director of Bar Success and Academic Support. The job posting, which includes a detailed position description, qualifications for the position, and information…
  • Sep 19

    The Legal Writing Institute will be another of the Cooperating Entities Supporting the 13th Global Legal Skills Conference in Melbourne, Australia

    The Legal Writing Institute will be another of the Cooperating Entities Supporting the 13th Global Legal Skills Conference in Melbourne, Australia
    The Legal Writing Institute will be another of the cooperating entities supporting the 13th Global Legal Skills Conference, to be held in Melbourne, Australia from December 9-12, 2018 at Melbourne Law School. The Melbourne Conference is being…
  • Sep 19

    US Appeals WTO Ruling on Boeing Subsidie

    US Appeals WTO Ruling on Boeing Subsidie
    The Trump Administration has appealed a World Trade Organization ruling that found the U.S. government gave illegal subsidies to the Boeing Corporation to produce its 737MAX aircraft. (mew)
Rank this Week: 124

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

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

    Loyola-Chicago is Hiring

    Loyola-Chicago is Hiring
    Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hiring for a newly created position: Director of Bar Success and Academic Support. The job posting, which includes a detailed position description, qualifications for the position, and information…
  • Sep 19

    Congratulations to the Central States Legal Writing Conference

    Congratulations to the Central States Legal Writing Conference
    Congratulations to the Central States Legal Writing Conference Planning Committee (Debby McGregor, Cynthia Adams, Jim Dimitri, Allison Martin, and Joel Schumm) and to the host law school Indiana McKinney for a successful regional conference…
  • Sep 18

    Carol Didget at Suffolk University

    Carol Didget at Suffolk University
    Suffolk University Law School announced that it will have a Visiting Professor of Legal Writing for the 2017-2018 academic year, Carol Didget. Carol is teaching Legal Practice Skills I and II this year. She received her B.A. with honors in...
Rank this Week: 1140

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • 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…
  • Sep 18

    Wedding Cakes, Urinals, and Other Art

    Wedding Cakes, Urinals, and Other Art
    by Michael DorfIn his post for this blog over the weekend, my friend and co-blogger Eric Segall discusses how the record in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case before the SCOTUS is unclear in a way that could preclude the Court from deciding…
  • Sep 17

    Why the Court Can't Decide Masterpiece Bakery

    Why the Court Can't Decide Masterpiece Bakery
    By Eric SegallIf you are reading this Blog, you probably know that this Fall the Supreme Court will hear a case brought by Tom Phillips, co-owner of Masterpiece Bakeshop, who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. Colorado…
Rank this Week: 506

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 19

    How Title IX Enforcement Probably Discriminates against Minority Student

    How Title IX Enforcement Probably Discriminates against Minority Student
    Ben Trachtenberg, How University Title IX Enforcement and Other Discipline Processes (Probably) Discriminate Against Minority Students, 18 Nevada L. Rev. 2 (forthcoming 2018) Abstract This Article argues that university discipline procedures…
  • Sep 19

    Senate Bill Appropriates Money for International Gender Equality

    Senate Bill Appropriates Money for International Gender Equality
    The Senate appropriations bill, Senate Bill 1780, the "Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriates Act, 2018," includes provisions for "gender equality," defined to include women's leadership,…
  • Sep 15

    Black Women in the Law: A History and Current Assessment

    Black Women in the Law: A History and Current Assessment
    by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke who represents New York’s Ninth Congressional District in Congress. She has served in Congress since 2007 and is co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls. September 14th marks what…
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 54

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 18

    Reading list: consequences of 1A protections for off-label promotion

    Reading list: consequences of 1A protections for off-label promotion
    Patricia J. Zettler, The Indirect Consequences of Expanded Off-Label Promotion, Ohio State Law Journal, Forthcoming  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) policies have been a battleground for litigation about First…
Rank this Week: 149

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 19

    West on Consensual Sexual Dysphoria

    West on Consensual Sexual Dysphoria
    Robin L. West (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted Consensual Sexual Dysphoria: A Challenge for Campus Life (Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 66, pp. 804-821, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article ultimately suggests one…
  • Sep 19

    Phillips & White on Corpus Linguistics & the Meaning of "Emoluments"

    Phillips & White on Corpus Linguistics & the Meaning of "Emoluments"
    James Cleith Phillips (University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Students) & Sara White (Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School; BYU Center For Language Studies) have posted What Does Emoluments Mean in the U.S…
  • Sep 19

    Berdejó on Racial Disparities in Plea Bargaining

    Berdejó 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…
Rank this Week: 49

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: 89

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 19

    The college kids are turning away from free speech and I find that scary

    The college kids are turning away from free speech and I find that scary
    WaPo: A fifth of undergrads now say it’s acceptable to use physical force to silence a speaker who makes “offensive and hurtful statements.” That’s one finding from a disturbing new survey of... [[ This is a content…
  • Sep 18

    One size does not fit all: The case of staggered board

    One size does not fit all: The case of staggered board
    Amihud, Yakov and Schmid, Markus and Davidoff Solomon, Steven, Settling the Staggered Board Debate (September 8, 2017). University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 16

    Latham lawyers brief the Second Circuit's Martoma decision

    Latham lawyers brief the Second Circuit's Martoma decision
    It's a good summary of the background, the history of the personal benefit requirement, and the Second Circuit decision. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 69

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 28

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: 87

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 19

    CBO: An Analysis of Corporate Inversion

    CBO: An Analysis of Corporate Inversion
    Congressional Budget Office, An Analysis of Corporate Inversions (Sept. 18, 2017): U.S. multinational corporations—businesses incorporated and operating in the United States that also maintain operations in other countries—can use a…
  • Sep 19

    Women Lawyers Continue To Lag In Partnership Positions, Pay

    Women Lawyers Continue To Lag In Partnership Positions, Pay
    National Association of Women Lawyers, 2017 Survey on Promotion and Retention of Women in Law Firms: This year’s survey demonstrates a continuation of a pattern observed over the last 10+ years, that numbers of women in equity partner…
  • Sep 19

    ABA Tax Section Reduces Support For Tax Prof

    ABA Tax Section Reduces Support For Tax Prof
    I was sad to learn that at the Austin meeting the ABA Tax Section Council voted to significantly reduce the academic speaker and academic leadership reimbursement policy, retaining it only for academics who meet the Tax Section's definition…
Rank this Week: 21

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 19

    Ramseyer & Rasmusen on Outcaste Politics and Organized Crime in Japan

    Ramseyer & Rasmusen on Outcaste Politics and Organized Crime in Japan
    J. Mark Ramseyer and Eric Bennett Rasmusen (Harvard Law School and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Economics & Public Policy) have posted Outcaste Politics and Organized Crime in Japan: The Effect…
  • Sep 19

    Picinali on Nance on Burdens of Proof

    Picinali on Nance on Burdens of Proof
    Federico Picinali (London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)) has posted Has Nance Discharged His Burdens of Proof? A review of Dale A. Nance, The Burdens of Proof: Discriminatory Power, Weight of the Evidence, and Tenacity of…
  • Sep 18

    Kim on Adversarial Interrogator

    Kim on Adversarial Interrogator
    Myeonki Kim has posted When and Why Suspects Fail to Recognize the Adversary Role of an Interrogator in America: The Problem and Solution (Gonzaga Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: What is the...
Rank this Week: 2315

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Sep 19

    Dealing with the Aftermath of  Yet Another Data Breach . . . Bring in the Lawyer

    Dealing with the Aftermath of  Yet Another Data Breach . . . Bring in the Lawyer
    A couple weeks ago someone asked me what “area of law” is currently a big litigation area in civil law. My immediate response was data breach / data privacy. And within a couple days we all learned that Equifax had suffered a data…
  • Sep 15

    Experts Describe Trump’s Big, But Not Unlimited, Foreign Policy Change

    Experts Describe Trump’s Big, But Not Unlimited, Foreign Policy Change
    “Wow.” Over more than a decade of “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” programs at Marquette Law School, has that ever previously been the first word spoken by someone Gousha was interviewing? But has there ever been a…
  • Sep 14

    Jiang Tianyong, Subversion, and the Seductive Rule of Law

    Jiang Tianyong, Subversion, and the Seductive Rule of Law
    As the Chinese lawyer Jiang Tianyong painfully realized, a belief in the rule of law is commendable in one context but deplorable in another.  While a belief in the rule of law has traditionally been honored in the dominant American…
Rank this Week: 782

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Public Service Law Conference: Civil Rights in the 21st Century

    Public Service Law Conference: Civil Rights in the 21st Century
    The University of California is sponsoring the first combined conference of UC’s four law schools focused on public interest. The conference, developed in partnership with Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), California's premier legal…
  • Sep 19

    The Pardon of Joe Arpaio and the Rule of Law

    The Pardon of Joe Arpaio and the Rule of Law
    I previously have commented on President Trump's pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Here are more thoughts on Latinx Talk on the pardon and its relevance to the "rule of law." KJ Related articles Donald Trump…
  • Sep 19

    At the Movies: Global Migration Film Festival Call for Submission

    At the Movies: Global Migration Film Festival Call for Submission
    From July 3 to September 17, professional and emerging filmmakers are invited to submit original films on the Global Migration Film Festival theme: the promise and challenges of migration and the unique contributions migrants make to their…
Rank this Week: 64

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • 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…
  • Sep 14

    Save the Date: ALPS 2018 in Maastricht

    Save the Date: ALPS 2018 in Maastricht
Rank this Week: 203

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 19

    UCLA Law Review Vol. 64, Issue 5

    UCLA Law Review Vol. 64, Issue 5
    Volume 64, Issue 5 (August 2017) Articles Melville B. Memorial Lecture: Fair Use by Design Nina Elkin-Koren 1082 Copyright’s Framing Problem Margot E. Kaminski & Guy A. Rub 1102 The Constitution of Police Violence Alice Ristroph…
  • Sep 19

    UCLA Law Review Vol. 64, Issue 4

    UCLA Law Review Vol. 64, Issue 4
    Volume 64, Issue 4 (June, 2017) Articles Comment License to Uber: Using Administrative Law to Fix Occupational Licensing John Blevins 844 Taking Back Juvenile Confessions Kevin Lapp 902 Conjugal Liability Sarah L. Swann 968 Adapting Fair Use…
  • Sep 15

    Corfield v. Coryell

    Corfield v. Coryell
    No book about Bushrod Washington would be complete without a thorough discussion of his most famous opinion. In Corfield, the Justice offered up this dictum about the privileges and immunities of citizens under the Constitution. The…
Rank this Week: 29

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 19

    Call for Papers: "Religious Violence and Extremism"

    Call for Papers: "Religious Violence and Extremism"
    Call For Papers The Journal of Law, Religion and State - International Conference Religious Violence and Extremism 28-30 May 2018 In recent years, religious violence and extremism have become an increasingly present phenomenon on the public…
  • Sep 19

    What's Wrong With Recreational Genetic Testing

    What's Wrong With Recreational Genetic Testing
    I've been tweeting about the NFL's decision first to provide free genetic testing at last Sunday's football game and then their decision to hold off. Here's a fuller account of why I think this is not a good idea-- It is very unlikely that…
  • Sep 18

    JOTWELL: Smith on Baude on Qualified Immunity

    JOTWELL: Smith on Baude on Qualified Immunity
    The new Courts Law essay comes from new contributor Fred Smith (Emory), reviewing William Baude, Is Qualified Immunity Unlawful?, 106 Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018). This is a great article that Justice Thomas citing in his concurring…
Rank this Week: 83

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 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...
  • Sep 18

    1L Enrichment Group

    1L Enrichment Group
    I am having an Enrichment Group Leaders training meeting today at noon. So, I have enrichment groups on my mind (hence, the blog post!). Perhaps, many of you are also working with enrichment groups or are thinking about developing…
Rank this Week: 1142

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: 5

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 19

    Second Strike Is Disbarment

    Second Strike Is Disbarment
    The North Dakota Supreme Court disbarred an attorney who had previously been suspended and reinstated Nemec was admitted to practice law in North Dakota on October 3, 2005. Nemec was placed on interim suspension effective December 19, 2007,…
  • Sep 19

    Suspended Durham DA Seeks Reinstatement

    Suspended Durham DA Seeks Reinstatement
    Former Durham District Attorney Tracey Cline is seeking reinstatement to the North Carolina State Bar, which has noted its opposition to the petition. The Charlotte News Observer reported on the 2015 suspension Tracey Cline took a moment…
  • Sep 19

    Field Tests For Marijuana Intoxication

    Field Tests For Marijuana Intoxication
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has opined on the admissibility of field sobriety tests for marijuana In this case we are asked to consider the admissibility of field sobriety tests (FSTs) where a police officer suspects that a…
Rank this Week: 43

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 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...
  • Sep 18

    What is the Biggest Problem with Reconciliation?

    What is the Biggest Problem with Reconciliation?
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, A colonizer must jump two hurdles in order to succeed in a nation-building project: Indigenous societies must be dissolved, and a new, colonial society must be erected on the expropriated land of the original inhabitants.1…
  • Sep 15

    Meet the Team: Ms. Cleveland

    Meet the Team: Ms. Cleveland
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, “It can take years after hearing a story to know the meaning of that story in one’s heart – for it to become a truth – yet the process of it becoming heart-knowledge or Debwewin is the process...
Rank this Week: 4329

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 19

    California postpones an election to help one of its own

    California postpones an election to help one of its own
    A sure sign of political manipulation of an election is delaying it. Troubled states like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, and Haiti have recently come under United Nations scrutiny for delaying their elections.And then…
  • Sep 18

    Would Jesus oppose partisan gerrymandering?

    Would Jesus oppose partisan gerrymandering?
    The title may be slightly glib, but a biblical allusion caught my attention as I was reading the briefs in Gill v. Whitford, the partisan gerrymandering case before the Supreme Court. The reference appeared in the amicus brief of Heather…
  • Sep 6

    Bar exam scores rebound to highest point since 2013

    Bar exam scores rebound to highest point since 2013
    After last year's slight year-over-year improvement in bar exam scores, bar exam scores are up again. The scaled mean of the Multistate Bar Exam rose 1.4 points to 141.7, the highest since 2013, which was 144.3, shortly before a hasty…
Rank this Week: 1842

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/
  • Sep 19

    “Making Money is Still Allowed” – As Are False Pricing Strategie

    “Making Money is Still Allowed” – As Are False Pricing Strategie
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that retail stores, including online vendors, are free to advertise “before” prices that might in reality never have been used. Although the particular plaintiff’s…
  • Sep 18

    Negotiations falling apart =/= a breach of contract

    Negotiations falling apart =/= a breach of contract
    If you, like me, just taught about letters of intent and also promissory estoppel, then here's a case with both for you, out of the District of Minnesota, City Center Realty Partners v. Macy's Retail Holdings, Civil No. 17-CV-528…
  • Sep 15

    California court finds broad arbitration clause unconscionable

    California court finds broad arbitration clause unconscionable
    A recent case out of California, Pimpo v. Fitness International, LLC, D071140 (behind paywall), finds an arbitration clause in a contract unenforceable due to unconscionability. In the case, Pimpo worked at one of Fitness International's…
Rank this Week: 177

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: 1382

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 151

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Sep 19

    Our Decline

    Our Decline
    Every now and then you encounter a story that is more than sad or depressing – its a punch to the gut.  This is one of them:
  • Sep 18

    When Things Change

    When Things Change
    Salena Zito’s latest Rust Belt portrait, in this case of the host’s home territory, is quite poignant. It describes the day the steel plants started closing and the aftermath:
  • Sep 17

    Finding Freedom

    Finding Freedom
    So Friday morning I open my devotional email and it starts this way:
Rank this Week: 2632

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 19

    CFP: Law and Society Association meeting

    CFP: Law and Society Association meeting
    Toronto (credit)The Law and Society Association's Call for Papers (and panel proposals) is now out. The upcoming LSA will be in Toronto,  Canada, June 7-10, 2018. The deadline for submissions is Oct.18, 2017. Here is the…
  • Sep 18

    Gerber on Law and Catholicism in Colonial Maryland

    Gerber on Law and Catholicism in Colonial Maryland
    Scott D. Gerber, Ohio Northern University-Pettit College of Law, has posted Law and Catholicism in Colonial Maryland, which appears in the Catholic Historical Review 103 (2017): 465-90:George Calvert (Wiki)Montesquieu famously concluded in…
  • Sep 18

    Mikhail on "Foreign Born Framers"

    Mikhail on "Foreign Born Framers"
    [ICYMI: Here's a pointer to my Georgetown Law colleague John Mikhail's recent post on Balkinization, “Foreign-Born Framers.”]On this Constitution Day, it is worth recalling that seven of the thirty-nine delegates to the…
Rank this Week: 167

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/
  • Sep 19

    Smith on Baude on Qualified Immunity

    Smith on Baude on Qualified Immunity
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Fred Smith’s essay, The Trouble with Qualified Immunity. Fred reviews Will Baude’s recent article, Is Qualified Immunity Unlawful?, which is forthcoming in the California Law Review.
  • Sep 18

    Forum on Federal Administrative Adjudication - Washington, DC (9/29)

    Forum on Federal Administrative Adjudication - Washington, DC (9/29)
    Here’s the announcement from the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS): The Forum on Federal Administrative Adjudication, which will take place on Friday, September 29 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, will now be held in Room 50 of…
  • Sep 6

    Eleventh Circuit reverses grant of summary judgment against plaintiffs challenging Alabama’s lethal injection protocol

    Eleventh Circuit reverses grant of summary judgment against plaintiffs challenging Alabama’s lethal injection protocol
    Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued a unanimous decision in Grayson v. Warden. The plaintiffs-appellants are challenging Alabama’s three-drug lethal injection protocol, and the Eleventh Circuit reversed the…
Rank this Week: 114

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: 789

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 19

    Picturing the Law

    Picturing the Law
    I went through law school without ever seeing pictures in the law books I read. And only once did I imagine the parties in a case and give them faces – State v. Williams, 484 P. 2d 1167 (Wash. Ct. App. 1971). There, in my criminal law…
  • Sep 19

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice. Research & Writing Respect and Regard Neil Guthrie Feeling respect and…
  • Sep 18

    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…
Rank this Week: 14

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • 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…
  • Sep 18

    Hacker: "Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization"

    Hacker: "Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization"
    Prof. Daphna Hacker (Law Faculty and Women and Gender Studies Program) has published Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization (Global Law Series) with Cambridge University Press. Here is the book description: Providing a…
  • Sep 17

    Marital Effect on the Heart

    Marital Effect on the Heart
    From TIME: People's heart health, many studies have concluded, is very connected to the health of their relationships. Research consistently shows that happily married people have lower levels of coronary heart disease, the world's No. 1…
Rank this Week: 147

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: 243

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    The view from my window at NYU Berlin

    The view from my window at NYU Berlin
    Nice to see this corvid right outside my window at NYU Berlin, where at the moment I am working on a new international tax article (as a brief change of pace from my literature book).  I am a fan, or more like a distant admirer, of…
  • Sep 15

    Precise targeting to increase high-end inequality?

    Precise targeting to increase high-end inequality?
    I haven't yet read this recently posted article, but I plan to, as it seems to be important (and is by good researchers). But here is the key finding from its abstract:"Using administrative data linking 10 million firms to their owners, this…
  • Sep 15

    What could Trump / Mnuchin mean when they claim taxes won't decline for the wealthy?

    What could Trump / Mnuchin mean when they claim taxes won't decline for the wealthy?
    Not just Trump but also Mnuchin have been claiming that taxes won't decline for the high-income in the supposedly soon-emerging tax "reform" plan. The fact that Mnuchin is saying it, too, makes one think that maybe it isn't just impulsive…
Rank this Week: 4477

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • 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.
  • Sep 15

    Institute for Legal Reform Ranks the States' Lawsuit Climate

    Institute for Legal Reform Ranks the States' Lawsuit Climate
    ...here.
Rank this Week: 733