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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Aug 22

    [Ilya Somin] My upcoming speaking engagement

    [Ilya Somin] My upcoming speaking engagement
    For readers who may be interested, here are my upcoming speaking engagements for the next several months. All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. August 28, Cato Institute, Washington DC, 6:30-7:30 PM: panel on “The…
  • Aug 22

    [Orin Kerr] D.C. Circuit forbids seizing all electronic storage devices in computer warrant case

    [Orin Kerr] D.C. Circuit forbids seizing all electronic storage devices in computer warrant case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit handed down an important computer search case Friday, United States v. Griffith. The case is about computer search warrants, and specifically whether they can authorize a seizure of all devices…
  • Aug 21

    [Eugene Volokh] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision

    [Eugene Volokh] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision
    (Here is the latest edition of the Institute for Justice’s weekly Short Circuit newsletter, written by John Ross.) This week on the podcast: a special show featuring the Harte family, whose home was raided by a SWAT team after police…
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Aug 18

    Life in South Florida (II)

    Life in South Florida (II)
    I see this ad frequently in the Miami Herald too — oddly it’s often near the car ads; even stranger, the link takes you to an all-Spanish-language site. Haven’t been tempted to try it, though. The post Life in South Florida…
  • Aug 16

    Life In South Florida (I)

    Life In South Florida (I)
    Do you get one of these ads every day in your paper? The post Life In South Florida (I) appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Aug 14

    That’s How You Do It

    That’s How You Do It
    Statement on Violence in Charlottesville from University of Miami President Julio Frenk As universities across the country prepare to welcome students for a new academic year, we are faced with an attack on our core values. The University of…
Rank this Week: 15

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Tag-along state UDAP claim leads to $18.5 million fee shift against unsuccessful plaintiff

    Tag-along state UDAP claim leads to $18.5 million fee shift against unsuccessful plaintiff
    Procaps S.A. v. Patheon Inc., No. 12-24356-CIV, 2017 WL 3536917 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 17, 2017)This case stands as a stark reminder that adding a state-law deceptive trade practices claim to a federal claim can have serious consequences—the…
  • Aug 21

    Bad dilution claims are so common that they aren't "exceptional" for fee-shifting, court rule

    Bad dilution claims are so common that they aren't "exceptional" for fee-shifting, court rule
    Parks, LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2017 WL 3534993, No. 15-cv-00946 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 17, 2017)Tyson sought attorneys’ fees in this Lanham Act case after its summary judgment victory was affirmed by the Third Circuit. The court found that…
  • Aug 21

    reading list: Willis on remedies for consumer fraud

    reading list: Willis on remedies for consumer fraud
    Lauren E. Willis, Performance-Based Remedies: Ordering Firms to Eradicate Their Own Fraud, 80 Law and Contemporary Problems 7-41 (2017)AbstractIn resolving cases of unfair, abusive, and deceptive acts and practices, consumer protection…
Rank this Week: 26

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 22

    Court Orders Confidentiality Agreement as Precondition to Obtaining Documentary Discovery

    Court Orders Confidentiality Agreement as Precondition to Obtaining Documentary Discovery
    Litigants in Ontario are required to disclose every document in their power, control or possession that is relevant to the lawsuit at hand. Often times one party is concerned about disclosing documents to the other that may be highly…
  • Aug 22

    Curation Over Creation: Getting the Most Out of Existing Legal Information

    Curation Over Creation: Getting the Most Out of Existing Legal Information
    This summer, with the support of a Donner Foundation fellowship, I developed web pages for Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) that connect Ontario nonprofits to existing legal information on incorporation, maintenance, and governance.…
  • Aug 21

    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: 33

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/
  • Aug 22

    Kang on Gerrymandering & the Constitutional Norm Against Partisanship

    Kang on Gerrymandering & the Constitutional Norm Against Partisanship
    Michael S. Kang (Emory University School of Law) has posted Gerrymandering and the Constitutional Norm Against Government Partisanship (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 116, No. 3, Dec. 2017, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Article…
  • Aug 22

    Kaplow on Optimal Design of Private Litigation

    Kaplow on Optimal Design of Private Litigation
    Louis Kaplow (Harvard Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)) has posted Optimal Design of Private Litigation on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article translates and extends Becker (1968) from public law enforcement to…
  • Aug 22

    Villa on the Act of God Defense to Environmental Liability

    Villa on the Act of God Defense to Environmental Liability
    Clifford J. Villa (University of New Mexico - School of Law) has posted Is The ‘Act of God’ Dead?f (Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In more than...
Rank this Week: 36

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Suit Says School Personnel Harassed Children and Family of Devil-Worship Cult Leader

    Suit Says School Personnel Harassed Children and Family of Devil-Worship Cult Leader
    NewsOK reports on a suit filed in an Oklahoma state court yesterday against school officials by the leader of a Devil-worshiping cult and his wife who contend that their children were mistreated in school because of their religion and that…
  • Aug 22

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Chaparro v. Ducart, (9th Cir., Aug. 14, 2017), the 9th Circuit affirmed the dismissal of an inmate's complaint that he was removed from the chapel ducat list for failing to attend a chapel service.In Rush v. Malin, 2017 U.S.…
  • Aug 21

    Tolling Provision Applies While Priest Is Outside State On Orders of Church Superior

    Tolling Provision Applies While Priest Is Outside State On Orders of Church Superior
    In Commonwealth v. McCormick, 2017 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 791 (MA App., Aug. 15, 2017), a Massachusetts state appeals court upheld the convictions of a Catholic priest on five counts of rape of a child.  The court rejected…
Rank this Week: 38

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Justice Gorsuch at the Trump Hotel

    Justice Gorsuch at the Trump Hotel
    Writing in the Washington Post, Elizabeth Wydra argues forcefully that Justice Neil Gorsuch has betrayed his promise of impartiality because he plans to address a conservative group, The Fund for American Studies, in a luncheon at the Trump…
  • Aug 16

    An Unanswered Question from Charlottesville

    An Unanswered Question from Charlottesville
    As posed by me on CNN.com. Here are the first few paragraphs: How much longer can decent people serve in Trump's cabinet? President Donald Trump was not standing alone on the podium when he informed the world that some participants...
  • Aug 9

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018
    On behalf of the Executive Committee for the Section on Professional Responsibility, I write to share with you a fabulous day of events planned for the AALS Annual Meeting in sunny San Diego on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Please plan...
Rank this Week: 37

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 22

    Most Lawyers Are Satisfied With Their Career

    Most Lawyers Are Satisfied With Their Career
    Milan Markovic (Texas A&M) & Gabriele Plickert (Cal Poly Pomona), Attorneys' Career Dissatisfaction in the New Normal: The 2008 economic recession had a seismic impact on the legal profession. This Article is the first to empirically…
  • Aug 22

    Sanchirico: KISS The Tax Blueprint Goodbye — Meet The 25-25-25 Plan

    Sanchirico: KISS The Tax Blueprint Goodbye — Meet The 25-25-25 Plan
    Chris William Sanchirico (Pennsylvania), KISS the Tax Blueprint Goodbye: Meet the 25-25-25 Plan: Seeking definitive legislative success after the stall-out on healthcare, Congressional Republicans may want to keep it simple on tax reform.…
  • Aug 22

    Friedman: Fixing Law Review

    Friedman: Fixing Law Review
    Barry Friedman (NYU), Fixing Law Reviews: Very few people are happy at present with the law review publishing process, from article submission and selection to editing. Complaints are longstanding, and similar ones emerge from faculty and…
Rank this Week: 41

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Leo Hershkowitz: Dumpster Diver for Legal History

    Leo Hershkowitz: Dumpster Diver for Legal History
    Today's New York Times brings word of the death of Leo Hershkowitz. That might not be a familiar name to legal historians today, even though he taught history at Queens College "for about 50 years."  The obituary's reference to his many…
  • Aug 22

    Cromwell Foundation Grants: Deadline Approaching

    Cromwell Foundation Grants: Deadline Approaching
    The September 1 deadline for submission of applications for William Nelson Cromwell Foundation grants (other than Early Career Scholar grants, which are administrated by an ASLH Committee).  Procedures may be found on the…
  • Aug 21

    Osgoode Society Legal History Workshop: Winter 2018

    Osgoode Society Legal History Workshop: Winter 2018
    Via our friends at the Canadian Legal History Blog, we have the lineup for the Winter 2018 Osgoode Society Legal History Workshop:Wednesday January 10 or 17: TBA Wednesday January 31 – Elizabeth Koester, University of Toronto:…
Rank this Week: 49

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Aug 8

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Janet Austin, What Exactly Is Market Integrity? An Analysis of One of the Core Objectives of Securities Regulation, 8 Wm. & Mary Bus.…
  • Aug 1

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Eric C. Chaffee, A Call for Legislative Reform: Expanding the Extraterritorial Application of the Private Rights Action under Federal…
  • Jul 22

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner
    Eric Beech (Reuters), Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner: U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Senate Republican aide Hester Maria Peirce to be a member of the Securities and Exchange…
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Aug 22

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    President Donald Trump recommitted the U.S. to the ongoing war in Afghanistan on Monday night, reports the AP. “We are not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists.” Without disclosing how many additional troops he would…
  • Aug 22

    Terrorists Attack Tourist Spot in Spain, Yemen’s Rebel Coalition Fractures, Netanyahu Criticized for Tepid Response to Anti-Semitism

    Terrorists Attack Tourist Spot in Spain, Yemen’s Rebel Coalition Fractures, Netanyahu Criticized for Tepid Response to Anti-Semitism
    Spain Reeling from Terrorist Attacks, Islamic State Claims Credit Spain is reeling from two terrorist attacks last week. The violence began on Wednesday night when an explosion ripped through a house in Alcanar; what was at first believed to…
  • Aug 22

    Why Are We Losing in Afghanistan?

    Why Are We Losing in Afghanistan?
    After much soul-searching, President Donald Trump intends to order the deployment of more U.S. troops to Afghanistan. Although he avoided giving a specific number of troops in his speech to the nation Monday night, the president laid out the…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Aug 22

    Fraud Plea Draws Interim Suspension

    Fraud Plea Draws Interim Suspension
    The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the interim suspension of a convicted attorney. The Herald-Star reported The two [Steubenville] city residents who entered guilty pleas last week to a single charge of complicity to commit wire fraud against…
  • Aug 22

    Suspension Means Another Proposed Suspension

    Suspension Means Another Proposed Suspension
    An Illinois Hearing Board recommends a suspension for practice after suspension Respondent represented a client on misdemeanor criminal charges. Between the client's trial and her sentencing hearing, an order suspending Respondent from the…
  • Aug 22

    Amber Alert

    Amber Alert
    From the web page of the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is warning the public to beware of a Philadelphia-based attorney who continued to practice law in violation of a temporary…
Rank this Week: 70

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 65

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
Rank this Week: 64

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Aug 17

    Corbin on Government Employees and Religion

    Corbin on Government Employees and Religion
    Friend-of-Blog Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has just posted on SSRN a wonderful new article on the intersection of government employees and religion. From the Abstract of "Government Employee Religion": "Picture a county clerk…
  • Aug 14

    Hacked Employment Law

    Hacked Employment Law
    Charlotte Alexander (Georgia State) and Liz Tippett (Oregon) have just posted on SSRN their article (forthcoming Missouri L. Rev.) The Hacking of Employment Law. Here's the abstract of this timely (pun intended!) article: Employers can use…
  • Aug 14

    Firing Nazi

    Firing Nazi
    David Yamada (Suffolk) has a post worth reading over at Minding the Workplace on Can an employer fire a publicly-avowed white supremacist? The answer: almost certainly yes for private-sector employers; yes with some free-speech caveats for…
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • Aug 22

    Perlin & Lynch on Neuroimaging and Competency

    Perlin & Lynch on Neuroimaging and Competency
    Michael L. Perlin and Alison J. Lynch (New York Law School and Disability Rights New York) have posted 'My Brain is so Wired': Neuroimaging's Role in Competency Cases Involving Persons with Mental Disabilities on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Aug 21

    "A late-summer review of some marijuana reform news and notes"

    "A late-summer review of some marijuana reform news and notes"
    Doug Berman has this post at Sentencing Law & Policy, canvassing a number of issues.
  • Aug 21

    "Judges nationwide routinely allow disavowed science as evidence"

    "Judges nationwide routinely allow disavowed science as evidence"
    From the Associated Press, via the NACDL news scan: Some of that science — analysis of bite marks, latent fingerprints, firearms identification, burn patterns in arson investigations, footwear patterns and tire treads — was once…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Aug 22

    CFP: Artificial Intelligence And The Practice Of Law

    CFP: Artificial Intelligence And The Practice Of Law
    This just in: Call for Papers: Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law The South Carolina Law Review will host its 2018 Symposium on February 9, 2018, at the University of South Carolina School of Law. The symposium will focus...
  • Aug 22

    Arkansas - Little Rock Dean Search Announcement

    Arkansas - Little Rock Dean Search Announcement
    The Univerity of Arkansas - Little Rock Bowen School of Law is looking for a new dean. Eager to learn more? The dean search announcement gives you all the details.
  • Aug 21

    Justice Gorsuch at the Trump Hotel

    Justice Gorsuch at the Trump Hotel
    Writing in the Washington Post, Elizabeth Wydra argues forcefully that Justice Neil Gorsuch has betrayed his promise of impartiality because he plans to address a conservative group, The Fund for American Studies, in a luncheon at the Trump…
Rank this Week: 86

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 22

    Same-Sex Marriage Vote in Australia

    Same-Sex Marriage Vote in Australia
    From CNN: Australia could legalize same-sex marriage by as early as the end of this year, after the government announced an attempt to hold a national vote on the issue. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters on Tuesday he would...
  • Aug 21

    Lebanon Repeals Marry-Your-Rapist Law

    Lebanon Repeals Marry-Your-Rapist Law
    From The New York Times: BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon on Wednesday repealed a law that allowed rapists to evade punishment by marrying their accusers, the latest in a string of countries in the region to reverse such provisions under…
  • Aug 20

    Scarcity of Abortion Clinics Drive Up Healthcare Cost

    Scarcity of Abortion Clinics Drive Up Healthcare Cost
    From Reuters Health: (Reuters Health) - The absence of a nearby abortion clinic drives up healthcare costs, a study of California's poor has found. Women who seek follow-up care but who don’t have a local clinic often feel compelled go...
Rank this Week: 85

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 21

    Will public sector union agency fees survive Gorsuch?

    Will public sector union agency fees survive Gorsuch?
    The Economist reports: The dispute revisits a question the Supreme Court answered 40 years ago in Abood v City of Detroit Board of Education: whether public-sector unions may charge a fee to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Aug 21

    Hal S. Scott makes the case for allowing mandatory arbitration of securities claim

    Hal S. Scott makes the case for allowing mandatory arbitration of securities claim
    Here [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 21

    How dangerous is passive investing

    How dangerous is passive investing
    Many things that are useful to individuals prove harmful when viewed from a society-wide perspective. Are passively managed indexed mutual funds one? A friend of the blog sent along a link to this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 92

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 21

    Constitutional Arithmetic Post-Charlottesville: Sometimes One Plus One Equals Zero

    Constitutional Arithmetic Post-Charlottesville: Sometimes One Plus One Equals Zero
    by Michael Dorf(cross-posted on Take Care)Since the white supremacist march, rally, and mayhem in Charlottesville, some civil libertarians have begun to question whether the white supremacists were entitled to march and rally at all, in light…
  • Aug 18

    Free Speech and Guns in 2037

    Free Speech and Guns in 2037
    By William Hausdorff and Eric SegallGrandpa, I learned in school today that not so long ago American hate groups were allowed to march through the streets of our town, shouting threats and racial slurs at people, and to carry guns while they…
  • Aug 18

    The Company Trump and His Supporters Keep

    The Company Trump and His Supporters Keep
    by Neil H. BuchananWe have long since passed the point where it makes sense to try to compare Donald Trump's outrages.  "A new low."  "Most depressing."  "Even more dangerous." "Unprecedented in its depravity."  The…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Aug 19

    The Right to (Black) Life

    The Right to (Black) Life
    The New York Times (Aug. 9, 2017): The Right to (Black) Life, by Renee Bracey Sherman Three years since the killing of Michael Brown, women of color are asserting that one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time...
  • Aug 18

    Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973

    Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973
    The New York Times (Aug. 16, 2017): Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds, by Maya Salam The sperm count of men in Western countries has been declining precipitously with no signs of...
  • Aug 18

    Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion

    Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion
    Washington's Top News (August 12, 2017): Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion, by The Associated Press A bill that would require women to purchase separate insurance for abortions that are not medical emergencies has passed…
Rank this Week: 97

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 101

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 21

    Dealing with Causes as Well as Symptoms of Law Students’ and Lawyers’ Lack of Well-Being

    Dealing with Causes as Well as Symptoms of Law Students’ and Lawyers’ Lack of Well-Being
    The National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being just issued its report, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being:  Practical Recommendations for Positive Change. It’s a thoughtful, constructive effort to address problems that lawyers face in…
  • Aug 18

    “Situational Excellence” – A Good Concept for Legal Education?

    “Situational Excellence” – A Good Concept for Legal Education?
    I recently spent a week in close proximity to four of my clinical students. We participated in a high-stakes, out-of-state hearing for one of our clients in the Wisconsin Innocence Project. The trip topped off a summer’s worth of…
  • Jul 28

    Scholarship on Bar Exam Alternatives Needed

    Scholarship on Bar Exam Alternatives Needed
    This week, our students sat for bar exams across the country.  Many of us may have once again been thinking about the myriad of critiques we have about the current bar exams – critiques that have been published time and…
Rank this Week: 119

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 20

    Building a Sociology of Law for the Humanitarian Field

    Building a Sociology of Law for the Humanitarian Field
    Kristin Bergtora Sandvik and Kjersti Lohne Legal sociology has paid significant attention to human rights, but in contrast to legal anthropology, little focus has been given to humanitarianism. In this contribution, we ask, what does a legal…
  • Aug 15

    Never again, again: The Yazidi Genocide

    Never again, again: The Yazidi Genocide
    On 15 August 2014, ISIS fighters ordered the Yazidis of Kocho to assemble in the village school. The women and younger children were forced upstairs while, on the ground floor, ISIS fighters divided the men and older boys in groups before…
  • Aug 15

    Introducing Sareta Ashraph

    Introducing Sareta Ashraph
    It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Sareta Ashraph. From May 2012 to November 2016, Sareta served as the Chief Analyst on the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, documenting violations of…
Rank this Week: 135

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
  • Aug 19

    The Original Understanding of the ERA

    The Original Understanding of the ERA
    Following up on my last post, suppose that the Equal Rights Amendment is somehow ratified. How should we interpret a text proposed in 1972 and ratified, say, 50 years later? The 27th Amendment presents this issue in an even more acute way…
  • Aug 15

    The Ratification of the ERA

    The Ratification of the ERA
    A few months ago, Nevada ratified the Equal Rights Amendment proposed by Congress in 1972.  I have no idea if this was done for symbolic reasons or from a genuine desire to see the ERA ratified.  Nevada’s action, though,…
  • Aug 15

    The Vice Presidential Exception

    The Vice Presidential Exception
    Here’s a curiosity about our constitutional system. There is one person in the Administration that a President cannot fire–the Vice-President. Suppose a Vice President someday becomes so estranged with the President that he…
Rank this Week: 122

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 110

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: 226

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 202

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: 221

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/
  • Aug 21

    Teaching Seminar

    Teaching Seminar
    Next semester will be my first experience teaching a seminar. It will be a seminar on "Special Topics in Water Law," with an enrollment under 20 students. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm sure it will require me to adapt how I…
  • Aug 21

    The Democratic Self-Government Interest

    The Democratic Self-Government Interest
    Slate has a nice essay up covering my article on campaign finance law and my amicus brief based on the article with Ron Fein of Free Speech for People. There are several arguments featured in both the article and the brief, and I will break…
  • Aug 19

    Heckler's Veto?

    Heckler's Veto?
    According to reports, tens of thousands of counter-protesters showed up in marches and rallies in Boston, vastly outnumbering the few hundred people attending the the planned rally in Boston Common, which disbanded after an hour without…
Rank this Week: 192

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Aug 22

    Stone Soup Assignment: Part 3

    Stone Soup Assignment: Part 3
    Stacey-Rae Simcox (Stetson) is using a Stone Soup assignment in her trusts and estates course.  The extra-credit assignment is for students to interview someone who has been involved in a significant estate settlement.  It adapts…
  • Aug 21

    California Law Revision Commission on Mediation Confidentiality

    California Law Revision Commission on Mediation Confidentiality
    The California Law Revision Commission has issued a tentative recommendation regarding mediation confidentiality, with a particular focus on the circumstance in which there is alleged misconduct during the course of a mediation (and evidence…
  • Aug 20

    Message for Students Interested in ADR

    Message for Students Interested in ADR
    After I attended the orientation on Friday for the LLM Program at my school, I sent an email to the students suggesting some resources that they might be interested in. It occurred to me that other faculty may want to send a similar message…
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 22

    Trump’s Arizona Rally Promises To Stoke Another Kind Of Racial Conflict

    Trump’s Arizona Rally Promises To Stoke Another Kind Of Racial Conflict
    Under criticism for his remarks on Charlottesville, President Trump is visiting the border and Arizona today. He is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. (MST) at the Phoenix Convention Center. Expect much talk on immigration enforcement, pardoning…
  • Aug 22

    Places with the fewest immigrants push back hardest against immigration

    Places with the fewest immigrants push back hardest against immigration
    CNN reports on an interesting politics of immigration phenomenon. One of the paradixes of the immigration debate is that generally the states and communities with the fewest immigrants are pushing to reduce immigration over the objections of…
  • Aug 22

    Media Analysis of Representations of Immigrants in Popular TV Show

    Media Analysis of Representations of Immigrants in Popular TV Show
    Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 13th at 2pm EST, when we continue our Road Ahead for Social Justice series with a conversation about the portrayals of immigrants in popular television shows, and the potential that popular culture presents for…
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    New Issue: Human Rights Review

    New Issue: Human Rights Review
    The latest issue of the Human Rights Review (Vol. 18, no. 3, September 2017) is out. Contents include:Tonya L. Putnam & Jacob N. Shapiro, International Law and Voter Preferences: the Case of Foreign Human Rights Violations Nisha Mukherjee…
  • Aug 21

    New Issue: Netherlands International Law Review

    New Issue: Netherlands International Law Review
    The latest issue of the Netherlands International Law Review (Vol. 64, no. 2, July 2017) is out. Contents include:Karel Wellens, The International Court of Justice, Back to the Future: Keeping the Dream Alive Aslan Abashidze & Svetlana…
  • Aug 21

    New Issue: Journal of International Dispute Settlement

    New Issue: Journal of International Dispute Settlement
    The latest issue of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (Vol. 8, no. 3, September 2017) is out. Contents include:Bryan Druzin, Towards a Theory of Spontaneous Legal Standardization Freya Baetens, Judicial Review of…
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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/
  • Aug 21

    Are solar eclipses proof of God? | Fox New

    Are solar eclipses proof of God? | Fox New
    Armed with these four figures, I did some simple math. I divided the sun’s diameter (864,576) by the moon’s (2,159) and got 400.452. If my strange hunch was correct, dividing the distance from the Earth to the sun (93,000,000)…
  • Aug 21

    Watch: More than a thousand dancing robots break world record - UPI.com

    Watch: More than a thousand dancing robots break world record - UPI.com
    The 1,069 "Dobi" robots, produced by WL Intelligent Technology Co. Ltd, completed the synchronized performance in Guangzhou, Guangdong, to claim the Guinness World Record for "Most robots dancing simultaneously." via www.upi.com The just want…
  • Aug 21

    Crews use dish soap to pull woman from slot canyon - Story

    Crews use dish soap to pull woman from slot canyon - Story
    After pouring a gallon of dish soap around her and using various techniques, rescuers were able to pull the woman up far enough so she could sit on a choke stone in the canyon while they fitted her with a...
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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/
  • Aug 21

    Where Were You For Eclipse Day 2017?

    Where Were You For Eclipse Day 2017?
    So, it happened. A total eclipse of the sun. (And how many of you are still singing one of these songs in honor of the occasion?) Where were you? What did you see and do? My best Android phone photo...
  • Aug 20

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (August 20, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (August 20, 2017)
    "Changes in the Choice-of-Law Rules for Intermediated Securities: The Hague Securities Convention Is..Live" https://t.co/i3I0UU96pC #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 18, 2017 Worker Adjustment and Retraining…
  • Aug 19

    Donald Trump: Making Old Corporate Social Responsibility Arguments New Again

    Donald Trump: Making Old Corporate Social Responsibility Arguments New Again
    I did a Lexis search, and found zero citations to Dodge v. Ford in the New York Times (though it appears there was at least one online reference in 2015), and only three in the Wall Street Journal – two...
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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/
  • Aug 21

    U.S. v. Castillo-Mendez (9th Cir. - Aug. 21, 2017)

    U.S. v. Castillo-Mendez (9th Cir. - Aug. 21, 2017)
    The sun may be disappearing (temporarily, anyway).  The United States may be headed by the former head of a reality show.  But even in the crazy world in which we live, some things do not change.Like the Ninth Circuit having to…
  • Aug 17

    Skulason v. California Bureau of Real Estate (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)

    Skulason v. California Bureau of Real Estate (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)
    What Justice Humes says is absolutely right:"Skulason’s point is well taken. There is no doubt that the Internet substantially increases the ease with which the public can access information that was previously available only…
  • Aug 16

    Ponte v. County of Calaveras (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)

    Ponte v. County of Calaveras (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)
    This introductory paragraph really gets to the heart of the matter:"Plaintiff Dennis Ponte is asking defendant County of Calaveras (County) to pay him over $150,000 to reimburse him for work purportedly performed on the County’s behalf…
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Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Aug 21

    Call for Papers - University of Washington EJ Symposium

    Call for Papers - University of Washington EJ Symposium
    The Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (WJELP) invites submissions for papers and speakers for a symposium this winter, focused on environmental justice and the law. Submitted papers should center around how the law…
  • Aug 16

    Fifty Shades of Gray Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities - Jonathan Rosenbloom

    Fifty Shades of Gray Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities - Jonathan Rosenbloom
    Jonathan Rosenbloom, of Drake Law, has posted "Fifty Shades of Gray Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities." In the article, Rosenbloom highlights the path dependency of local governments in investing…
  • Jul 12

    A Case Study Mini-Library

    A Case Study Mini-Library
    For years, I, like many other professors, have been using case studies in the classroom. Some of my favorites have come from the Stanford Law School case study series and from Harvard Law School's series of negotiation exercises (I've used...
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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/
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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/
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 21

    Fields on Campaign Speech and Discriminatory Intent

    Fields on Campaign Speech and Discriminatory Intent
    Shawn Fields, University of San Diego School of Law, has published Is it Bad Law to Believe a Politician? Campaign Speech and Discriminatory Intent as San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-297. Here is the abstract. In the forty years...
  • Aug 21

    Hasen on Cheap Speech and What It Has Done To American Democracy @UCILaw

    Hasen on Cheap Speech and What It Has Done To American Democracy @UCILaw
    Richard L. Hasen, University of California, Irvine, School of Law, is publishing Cheap Speech and What It Has Done (to American Democracy) in the First Amendment Law Review. Here is the abstract. In a remarkably prescient article in a 1995...
  • Aug 21

    Miller on Ad-Blocking in German and American Law

    Miller on Ad-Blocking in German and American Law
    Russell Miller, Washington & Lee School of Law, has published Liberation, Not Extortion: The Fate of Internet Ad-Blocking in German and American Law as Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2017-15. Here is the abstract.…
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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/
  • Aug 21

    Mediocre white person watch: Richard Spencer edition

    Mediocre white person watch: Richard Spencer edition
    He read some Nietzsche, didn't get much out of it. (The linked essay makes a few good points, but for a more serious discussion of related issues, see this review essay of mine.) (Thanks to David Zimmerman for the pointer.)
  • Aug 21

    "Push Trump off a cliff again"

    "Push Trump off a cliff again"
    This is funny, and if you don't like cliffs, you have a choice also of volcanoes, sewers, and dinosaurs.
  • Aug 21

    Chomsky to take up part-time professorship in Linguistics at U of Arizona

    Chomsky to take up part-time professorship in Linguistics at U of Arizona
    Story here. He's been emeritus at MIT for a number of years now. I imagine it will be nice to spend the Winter terms in beautiful Tucson! I imagine philosophy PhD students will also try to take advantage of his...
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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Aug 20

    ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting in Miami

    ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting in Miami
    What: American Bar Association Section of International Law 2017 Fall Conference When: October 24-27, 2017 Where: Marriott Marquis | Miami, Florida The ABA Section of International Law’s annual Fall Conference will take place in the vibrant…
  • Aug 20

    The International Criminal Court Issues a 2.7 Million Euro Reparation Order for Destruction of Religious and Historic Buildings in Timbuktu

    The International Criminal Court Issues a 2.7 Million Euro Reparation Order for Destruction of Religious and Historic Buildings in Timbuktu
    For deliberately attacking religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu, Mali, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has this week issued to Malian Islamist a nearly three million euros Reparations Order, due on 16 February 2018. “The…
  • Aug 15

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law, with more than 20,000 members around the world, has some of the most interesting and productive conferences you'll find. Here's a list of upcoming events. Visit the ABA Section of…
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 19

    Zombies, Mortgages, and What New York State Is Doing About Them

    Zombies, Mortgages, and What New York State Is Doing About Them
    (Photo Credit: Buffalo News) Of the many ills that resulted from the 2008 financial crisis, none garnered such a fantastic moniker as did the “zombie mortgage crisis.” But despite its name, this isn’t an episode of The Walking Dead.…
  • Aug 9

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue
    The international peer-reviewed journal Planning Theory has put out a CFP for a special issue the journal is producing to "critically survey the current state of the concept of ideology as it relates to planning theory, policy and…
  • Aug 8

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)
    (Photo Credit: Nicole Boliaux, SFC) The San Francisco Chronicle published a fascinating story yesterday about a group of Bay Area homeowners getting a big surprise when the city, in a tax foreclosure, sold their street! Here's some excerpts…
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