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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/
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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/
  • Nov 20

    [Sasha Volokh] You Don’t Need a Canon

    [Sasha Volokh] You Don’t Need a Canon
    This is “You Don’t Need a Canon”, a song that I wrote over the Labor Day weekend, and which I just performed for my Legislation & Regulation classes today. My accompanist, who also arranged the music, is my student Josh…
  • Nov 20

    [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.) After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Kelo decision, Georgia lawmakers strengthened protections for property owners facing…
  • Nov 20

    [Sam Bray] Does the Administrative Procedure Act authorize national injunctions?

    [Sam Bray] Does the Administrative Procedure Act authorize national injunctions?
    Injunctions are remedies given by courts. They are orders for the defendant to do or refrain from doing some act. Traditionally, injunctions have protected the plaintiff, but only the plaintiff — injunctions haven’t protected…
Rank this Week: 8

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/
  • Nov 20

    Research Assistant Needed (Spring 2018)

    Research Assistant Needed (Spring 2018)
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 1L & 2L students only: I would like to hire a UM Law student to be my research assistant for 10-15 hours/week during the coming semester. If things work out … Continue…
  • Nov 17

    ‘Trump Bump’ Causes LSAT Takers to Surge

    ‘Trump Bump’ Causes LSAT Takers to Surge
    Via Paul Caron, two linked facts: (1) LSAT Test-Takers Continue To Surge, With 10.7% Increase In Sept/Oct Following June’s 19.8%, and (2)”survey of law school applicants by Blueprint LSAT Preparation revealed that over 52%…
  • Nov 15

    On UMiami Football

    On UMiami Football
    The last time UM had a winning football team both the team and the fans behaved badly. They called it ‘swagger’ but it was mostly rudeness. I was embarrassed for all of us. Now the U’s football team is “relevant”…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Nov 20

    Tardy Slip

    Tardy Slip
    The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct has reprimanded a General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge for unexplained tardiness for your court dockets. Your tardiness was for a substantial period of time and was, on a number of individual…
  • Nov 20

    He Fought The Bar And the Bar Won

    He Fought The Bar And the Bar Won
    The Nevada Supreme Court adopted the proposed six-month suspension of the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board. In a matter involving his own debt Representing both himself and his wife, Hafter informed collection counsel that all of their…
  • Nov 20

    "Not Caring Much Bout The Rules"

    "Not Caring Much Bout The Rules"
    Bar charges have been filed by the Ohio Disciplinary Counsel in a matter in which the attorney was convicted on his Alford plea to soliciting sex. After his arrest last year, a divorce client filed a complaint alleging a sexual...
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Nov 20

    Kamp on Legal Theory

    Kamp on Legal Theory
    Allen R. Kamp (The John Marshall Law School) has posted Jurisprudence: a Beginner's Simple and Practical Guide Advanced and Complex Legal Theory on SSRN. Here is the abstract: My goal is to dispel a little of the confusion by giving...
  • Nov 20

    Meguro on Customary International Law & Non-State Actor

    Meguro on Customary International Law & Non-State Actor
    Maiko Meguro (University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law) has posted Customary International Law and Non-State Actors: Between Anthropomorphism and Artificial Unity (Forthcoming, Iain Scobbie and Sufyan Droubi (eds),…
  • Nov 20

    Stacey on Proportionality, Moral Reasoning, & Comparative Constitutional Adjudication

    Stacey on Proportionality, Moral Reasoning, & Comparative Constitutional Adjudication
    Richard Stacey (University of Toronto, Faculty of Law) has posted The Magnetism of Moral Reasoning and the Principle of Proportionality in Comparative Constitutional Adjudication (American Journal of Comparative Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN.…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Nov 20

    Fed Courts by treatise--the result

    Fed Courts by treatise--the result
    I wrote at the beginning of the semester about my plan to teach Fed Courts without a casebook or cases, but relying largely on the Chemerinsky and Pfander treatises (supplemented by a few cases, statutes, rules, etc.). We have two classes…
  • Nov 20

    Silencing #MeToo: How NDAs and Litigation Stifle Victims, Innovators, and Critic

    Silencing #MeToo: How NDAs and Litigation Stifle Victims, Innovators, and Critic
    Dan Solove (George Washington) who has done groundbreaking work in information privacy law and is the founder of Teach Privacy, a one of a kind privacy and security training company, did a review/interview with me about You Don't Own Me this…
  • Nov 20

    Tesla for Everyone

    Tesla for Everyone
    I was somewhat surprised to read that General Motors Co. was the only automaker publicly to say that it planned to convince lawmakers to keep the electric car credit in tax reform. I suppose electric cars are still a small percentage of the…
Rank this Week: 41

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: 42

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Nov 17

    Deference to Foreign Sovereign Submission

    Deference to Foreign Sovereign Submission
    As previously reported here, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision in 2016 reversing a $147.8 million price-fixing judgment against two Chinese manufacturers of Vitamin C. The plaintiffs alleged that the…
  • Nov 16

    Jurisdiction, Conflict of Laws and Data Protection in Cyberspace

    Jurisdiction, Conflict of Laws and Data Protection in Cyberspace
    (Report on the Conference held in Luxembourg on 12 October 2017, by Martina Mantovani, Research Fellow MPI Luxembourg) On 12 October 2017, the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Department of European…
  • Nov 14

    Opinion of Advocate General Bobek on Articles 15 and 16 Regulation No 44/2001 (Schrems, Case C-498/16)

    Opinion of Advocate General Bobek on Articles 15 and 16 Regulation No 44/2001 (Schrems, Case C-498/16)
    By Stephan Walter, Research Fellow at the Research Center for Transnational Commercial Dispute Resolution (TCDR), EBS Law School, Wiesbaden, Germany. Today, Advocate General Bobek delivered his opinion in Schrems (Case C-498/16) on the…
Rank this Week: 43

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Nov 20

    Go On! Conference in India on Upholding Women’s Human Right

    Go On! Conference in India on Upholding Women’s Human Right
    Go On! makes note of interesting conferences, lectures, and similar events. ► The O.P. Jindal Global University along with Cornell Law School and Jindal Global Law School announced open registration…
  • Nov 19

    Write On! AUWCL Human Rights Essay Award

    Write On! AUWCL Human Rights Essay Award
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to submit papers to American University’s Washington College of Law, as follows: ► The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian…
  • Nov 19

    Welcoming MacKensie Larson

    Welcoming MacKensie Larson
    IntLawGrrls is delighted to welcome MacKensie Larson  as a new student editor.  MacKensie is a law student at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law focusing on international trade and finance law. Prior to law school, she…
Rank this Week: 45

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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

    Professors are losing their freedom of expression

    Professors are losing their freedom of expression
    Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman write for The Washington Post, Nov. 15, 2017 We think a consistent rule is better: On campuses, no one should be censored or punished merely because of the ideas they express, and we should all stand…
  • Nov 14

    There’s much more at stake than cake

    There’s much more at stake than cake
    Erwin Chemerinsky writes for Daily Journal (registration required), Nov. 14, 2017 An inherent tension exists between liberty and equality. The application of all antidiscrimination laws infringes the freedom to discriminate. But for decades,…
  • Nov 14

    Oakland warehouse fire: Judge rules city had ‘mandatory duty’ to ensure safety at Ghost Ship

    Oakland warehouse fire: Judge rules city had ‘mandatory duty’ to ensure safety at Ghost Ship
    Mark Gergen quoted by East Bay Times, Nov. 14, 2017 Mark Gergen … said the judge is “finding a rather creative exception to the immunity rule. … What the judge is doing is not alleging they were negligent in inspection but…
Rank this Week: 49

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 50

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Nov 20

    Eyal-Cohen Presents The Cost Of Inexperience Today At Loyola-L.A.

    Eyal-Cohen Presents The Cost Of Inexperience Today At Loyola-L.A.
    Mirit Eyal-Cohen (Alabama) presents The Cost of Inexperience at Loyola-L.A. today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Katie Pratt and Ted Seto: Free market entry is vital in preventing concentration of market power and…
  • Nov 20

    Cost, Affordability, And Access In Legal Education

    Cost, Affordability, And Access In Legal Education
    Stephen Daniels (American Bar Foundation), The Perennial (and Stubborn) Challenge of Cost, Affordability, and Access in Legal Education: 'We Will Continue to Muddle Through': This paper explores the long-term challenge of legal education’s…
  • Nov 20

    Colinvaux: The House Tax Bill Could Be The End Of Charities As We Know Them

    Colinvaux: The House Tax Bill Could Be The End Of Charities As We Know Them
    Chronicle of Philanthropy op-ed: The House Tax Bill Could Be the End of Charities as We Know Them, by Roger Colinvaux (Catholic): If the tax bill passed by the House of Representatives becomes law, partisan politics would overtake the…
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • Nov 19

    Tech Companies Get High Marks for Covering Infertility Treatment

    Tech Companies Get High Marks for Covering Infertility Treatment
    New York Times (Nov. 15, 2017): Tech Companies Get High Marks for Covering Infertility Treatments, by Ann Carrns: Most companies provide their workers with minimal or no coverage for infertility treatments. A new survey of 250 large employers…
  • Nov 17

    Facebook is Ignoring Anti-Abortion Fake New

    Facebook is Ignoring Anti-Abortion Fake New
    The New York Times (Nov. 10, 2017): Facebook is Ignoring Anti-Abortion Fake News, by Rossalyn Warren As Facebook addresses the role of "fake news" on its platform, largely in relation to the 2016 election and Russian political…
  • Nov 14

    Supreme court agrees to hear antiabortion challenge to California disclosure law for pregnancy center

    Supreme court agrees to hear antiabortion challenge to California disclosure law for pregnancy center
    Los Angeles Times (Nov. 13, 2017): Supreme court agrees to hear antiabortion challenge to California disclosure law for pregnancy centers, by David G. Savage: The Supreme Court has granted certiorari to hear NIFLA vs. Becerra, in which an…
Rank this Week: 52

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Leiter: The Silent Impact of the 1917 Revolutions on International Investment Law

    Leiter: The Silent Impact of the 1917 Revolutions on International Investment Law
    Andrea Leiter (Univ. of Melbourne - Law) has posted an ESIL Reflection on The Silent Impact of the 1917 Revolutions on International Investment Law - And What It Tells Us about Reforming the System.
  • Nov 20

    Drumbl: Impunitie

    Drumbl: Impunitie
    Mark A. Drumbl (Washington and Lee Univ. - Law) has posted Impunities. Here's the abstract: In a classic sense, ‘impunity’ means freedom from punishment for one’s harmful acts. Etymologically, the term springs from…
  • Nov 20

    Call for Submissions: Italian Yearbook/Sanctions and Restrictive Measures in International Law

    Call for Submissions: Italian Yearbook/Sanctions and Restrictive Measures in International Law
    The Italian Yearbook of International Law has issued a call for submissions its forthcoming volume, including a Focus on "Sanctions and Restrictive Measures in International Law." Here's the call: Invitation to submit contributionsItalian…
Rank this Week: 57

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Nov 20

    Optimal Licensing of Technology in the Face of (Asymmetric) Competition

    Optimal Licensing of Technology in the Face of (Asymmetric) Competition
    Cuihong Fan (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics) ; Byoung Heon Jun (Department of Economics, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea) ; Elmar G. Wolfstetter (Department of Economics, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)…
  • Nov 20

    Per Unit vs. Ad Valorem Royalty Licensing

    Per Unit vs. Ad Valorem Royalty Licensing
    Cuihong Fan (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics) ; Byoung Heon Jun (Department of Economics, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea) ; Elmar G. Wolfstetter (Department of Economics, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)…
  • Nov 20

    Live streaming today: Was It All That Bad? U.S. Federal Antitrust Policy Since 1980 - today 2-6pm EST

    Live streaming today: Was It All That Bad? U.S. Federal Antitrust Policy Since 1980 - today 2-6pm EST
    For those of you who cannot make it live to the excellent program at GW Law School, Was It All That Bad? U.S. Federal Antitrust Policy Since 1980, we have the ability to live stream it here. Was It All...
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Nov 18

    Jerry Lee Lewi

    Jerry Lee Lewi
    More after the jump . . .
  • Nov 17

    The ABA and the LSAT: How Low is Too Low?

    The ABA and the LSAT: How Low is Too Low?
    Although the ABA has been careful not to direct a minimum cutoff LSAT score for law schools to admit individual applicants, if one looks at the law schools that have been found out of compliance with Standard 501 over the...
  • Nov 16

    Desperation Time at Thomas Cooley

    Desperation Time at Thomas Cooley
    It has been obvious for some time that Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School has been grossly violating ABA Standards. I have previously noted this and urged the ABA to take action. For example, in a post on...
Rank this Week: 56

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Preyanun Steannopkao, Phramaha Boonsri Yanavuddho, Suchao Ploychum & Chamnong Kanthik, An Integration of Buddhadharma in Performing Duties of Thai Lawyers, (PSAKU International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research…
  • Nov 19

    Trump Adds 5 Names To List of Potential Supreme Court Nominee

    Trump Adds 5 Names To List of Potential Supreme Court Nominee
    On Friday, just before White House Counsel Donald F. McGahn delivered the Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture at the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, the White House issued a release announcing the addition of five…
  • Nov 19

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Grief v. Quay,  (2d Cir., Nov. 13, 2017), the 2nd Circuit concluded that a district court should not have dismissed as conclusively non-religious an inmate's claim that stuffed animals are necessary for his religious…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Nov 20

    "Eliminating Police Bias When Handling Drug-Sniffing Dogs"

    "Eliminating Police Bias When Handling Drug-Sniffing Dogs"
    From NPR, via the NACDL news scan: Seven years ago, a researcher named Lisa Lit published a study that she now calls "a real career-ender." On the surface, the study tested the abilities of fourteen certified sniffer dogs to find...
  • Nov 20

    "Four thoughts on the briefing in Carpenter v. United States"

    "Four thoughts on the briefing in Carpenter v. United States"
    Orin Kerr has this post at Lawfare. In part: I think Carpenter's position is misguided, but his basic theory is the most direct and clear argument for equilibrium-adjustment that I have seen articulated in a legal brief. As some readers...
  • Nov 20

    "15 men exonerated in one day -- and 7 Chicago cops taken off the street"

    "15 men exonerated in one day -- and 7 Chicago cops taken off the street"
    From CNN, via the NACDL news scan: The men whose charges were tossed alleged that Watts and his team of officers planted drugs on them during arrests between 2003 and 2008, then falsified police reports, leading to their convictions,…
Rank this Week: 66

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 20

    ICE Admits Gang Operations Are Designed to Lock Up Immigrant

    ICE Admits Gang Operations Are Designed to Lock Up Immigrant
    Julianne Hing for The Nation reports on the implication of ICE’s announcement last week of Operation Raging Bull. As the initiative's name suggests, the operation was clearly intended as a way of showing tough-on-crime follow-through on the…
  • Nov 20

    CNMI Indictment Highlights Lure of Birth Tourism

    CNMI Indictment Highlights Lure of Birth Tourism
    This month, a Chinese tourist to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands was indicted for allegedly operating a birth tourism business for Chinese women looking to secure U.S. citizenship for their children. The Saipan Tribune has…
  • Nov 20

    From the Bookshelves: In the Midst of Winter: A Novel by Isabel Allende

    From the Bookshelves: In the Midst of Winter: A Novel by Isabel Allende
    Interview with Isabel Allende In the Midst of Winter: A Novel by Isabel Allende Worldwide bestselling “dazzling storyteller” (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought…
Rank this Week: 68

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/
  • Nov 20

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s embattled president, refused to step down after his own party removed him as its leader, according to Reuters. Mugabe rejected a 24-hour ultimatum from his ZANU-PF party to resign, instead pledging to continue…
  • Nov 20

    A Brief Personal Note

    A Brief Personal Note
    I am pleased to announce that today I started a new affiliation as a Senior Fellow at the R Street Institute.  R Street is a self-described "free-market think tank with a pragmatic approach to public policy challenges."   What does…
  • Nov 20

    The Classified Information Procedures Act: What It Means and How It’s Applied

    The Classified Information Procedures Act: What It Means and How It’s Applied
    This is the first in a series of posts on the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA). CIPA is a critical law for national security prosecutions: It establishes a number of key procedures that facilitate a balance between the fundamental…
Rank this Week: 67

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Nov 20

    Charles Manson: 10 Days and He’s Dust

    Charles Manson: 10 Days and He’s Dust
    Charles Manson’s body will be kept in Corcoran State Prison for up to ten days if left unclaimed. If no one comes for the body, then the prison has the option to bury or cremate the remains. Cremation is the...
  • Nov 20

    What If You Knew Alzheimer’s Was Coming for You?

    What If You Knew Alzheimer’s Was Coming for You?
    Last week, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates used his blog to share with his readers that some of the men in his “family have suffered from Alzheimer’s.” This means that Gates may have an increased risk of suffering from dementia. In...
  • Nov 20

    CLE on Water Rights in California

    CLE on Water Rights in California
    The National Business Institute is holding a conference entitled, Water Rights in California, which will take place on Friday, December 01, 2017, at the Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo in Sacramento, CA. Provided below is a…
Rank this Week: 73

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Oct 9

    Information is the Key to Enforcement: A New Case Study

    Information is the Key to Enforcement: A New Case Study
    A new and really fascinating case study about environmental mass tort litigation against Du Pont was posted recently by the NBER. You can find the piece here. It demonstrates how a company came to ignore the injuries that its product...
  • Aug 16

    What duties do lead counsel owe plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation?

    What duties do lead counsel owe plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation?
    There is a persistent question in multidistrict proceedings: what duties do lead lawyers owe to individual plaintiffs who have no direct attorney-client relationship with them? That's the question at the heart of a recent opinion by Judge…
  • Aug 7

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial

    For Journalists Reporting on Bellwether Trial
    Bellwether trials are a mass tort phenomenon that is often reported in the media, but too often journalists put more emphasis on an individual trial or even a small set of trials than is warranted. This post tries to explain...
Rank this Week: 74

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 20

    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…
  • Nov 20

    Regulatory Offences: The Duty to Cooperate, and the Right to Silence

    Regulatory Offences: The Duty to Cooperate, and the Right to Silence
    In highly regulated fields and industries, participants are often under a statutory obligation to cooperate with the auditors, inspectors and peace officers who investigate contraventions of the applicable regulatory regime, typically…
  • Nov 19

    Law Firms Moving Into the Innovation Space

    Law Firms Moving Into the Innovation Space
    A few firms have flirted with technological innovation, but most of the developments in Canada are coming from start-ups, institutions (i.e. incubators), and some universities. What some firms can do is leverage their name and reputation to…
Rank this Week: 83

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
  • Nov 16

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 51:1 (November 2017)

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 51:1 (November 2017)
    Symposium — Future-Proofing Law: From rDNA to Robots Future-Proofing Law Anupam Chander A Simpler World? On Pruning Risks and Harvesting Fruits in an Orchard of Whispering Algorithms Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar The Real Law of…
  • Nov 13

    Law as Beauty

    Law as Beauty
    Law book illustrations serve many practical purposes. Yet they also can be items of simple beauty. Our gallery tour closes with books in which the bridge between abstraction and the real—the two polarities at the heart of legal…
  • Nov 13

    Supreme Court Recusal Practice

    Supreme Court Recusal Practice
    The other day Justice Kagan realized that she should have recused herself from a case that was argued to the Court last month. (And then she did recuse.) This triggers a modest idea on my part. Why don’t Supreme Court Justices just…
Rank this Week: 87

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking
    Revived from the dead so I can cross post this with my Facebook page:Tyler Cowen offers his ranking of Shakespeare plays.  I take the bait.  Not quite a ranking; there are a number of plays that I think are really interesting but…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 90

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 95

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Another court declines to apply GNC where plaintiff alleges only negative studie

    Another court declines to apply GNC where plaintiff alleges only negative studie
    Yeldo v. MusclePharm Corp., 2017 WL 5499588, Case No. 17-11011 (E.D. Mich. Nov. 16, 2017)Yeldo brought a putative class action alleging that MusclePharm used misleading marketing practices to promote its glutamine dietary supplement, whose…
  • Nov 20

    To the spoliator does not go the victory in corporate betrayal case

    To the spoliator does not go the victory in corporate betrayal case
    OmniGen Research, LLC v. Wang, No. 16-cv-268, 2017 WL 5505041 (D. Or. Nov. 16, 2017)After OmniGen successfully moved for a default judgment in its favor due to spoliation of evidence, the court awarded damages on OmniGen’s trade secret,…
  • Nov 17

    We got the empire, now as then: Rogers precludes record label suit against Fox show

    We got the empire, now as then: Rogers precludes record label suit against Fox show
    Twentieth Century Fox Television v. Empire Distribution, Inc., No. 16-55577 (9th Cir. Nov. 16, 2017) “Empire Distribution, founded in 2010, is a well-known and respected record label that records and releases albums in the urban…
Rank this Week: 112

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Carrington on Southern Judges on the Emancipation Proclamation

    Carrington on Southern Judges on the Emancipation Proclamation
     We received an advance alert from the Oxford University Press for Adam M. Carrington’s Running the Robed Gauntlet: Southern State Courts’ Interpretation of the Emancipation Proclamation, to appear in a forthcoming volume of…
  • Nov 20

    Law & Social Inquiry Fall 2017

    Law & Social Inquiry Fall 2017
    The Fall 2017 issue of Law & Social Inquiry is out. Of particular interest: a symposium on LHB blogger Mitra Sharafi's Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2014):Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia…
  • Nov 19

    Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Legal History Fellowship

    Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Legal History Fellowship
    [We have the following announcement.]Harvard Law School invites applications for the Berger-Howe Fellowship for the academic year 2018-2019.  Eligible applicants include those who have a first law degree, who have completed the required…
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M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Aug 18

    Faculty Position - Richmond

    Faculty Position - Richmond
    Richmond is seeking to fill slots in the corporate area. See notice below: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three tenure-track positions for the 2018-2019 academic year, including one in corporate/securities law.…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
Rank this Week: 130

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/
  • Nov 20

    Resales of Crowdfunded Equity: A Market to Watch

    Resales of Crowdfunded Equity: A Market to Watch
    The Oklahoma Law Review recently published an article I wrote for a symposium the law review sponsored last year at The University of Oklahoma College of Law. The symposium, “Confronting New Market Realities: Implications for Stockholder…
  • Nov 19

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (Nov. 19, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (Nov. 19, 2017)
    "SEC Announces Agenda and Panelists for the 36th Annual Small Business Forum" https://t.co/6WmukKAQ22 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) November 16, 2017 "In reaction to political censorship on social media, many…
  • Nov 18

    How 'Bout Them Lady Vols?

    How 'Bout Them Lady Vols?
    Quietly, just over two months ago, we got our Lady Vols back. As you may recall, back in 2014, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville decided to consolidate its athletic branding behind the ubiquitous orange "Power T." The women's…
Rank this Week: 139

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: 141

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Nov 19

    CfP: Contingency in the Course of International Law

    CfP: Contingency in the Course of International Law
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Just a reminder that the deadline is fast approaching for the workshop I am organising with Ingo Venzke, “Contingency in the Course of International Law: How International Law Could Have…
  • Nov 18

    Call for Submissions / Nominations: The Francis Lieber Prize

    Call for Submissions / Nominations: The Francis Lieber Prize
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen From Professor Laurie Blank: The American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict awards the Francis Lieber Prize to the authors of publications that the judges consider…
  • Nov 17

    The Legality of Pardons in Latin America (Part II)

    The Legality of Pardons in Latin America (Part II)
    by Alonso Gurmendi Dunkelberg by Alonso Gurmendi Dunkelberg [Alonso Gurmendi is Professor of International Law at Universidad del Pacífico, in Peru.] As seen in Part I, Colombian transitional justice mechanisms have played a key role…
Rank this Week: 148

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/
  • Nov 15

    Widiss on Workplace Effects of Intimate Partner Violence

    Widiss on Workplace Effects of Intimate Partner Violence
    Deborah Widiss (Indiana) has just posted a new book chapter on SSRN: Addressing the Workplace Effects of Intimate Partner Violence, in Violence and Abuse in the Workplace (Cary Cooper & Ronald Burke eds., forthcoming 2018). Here's the…
  • Nov 12

    Republican Tax Bill Puts Thumb on EE-IC Scale

    Republican Tax Bill Puts Thumb on EE-IC Scale
    Shu-Yi Oei and Diane Ring (both Boston College) have just posted on Tax Prof Blog The Senate Tax Bill and the Battles Over Worker Classification. Their post is extensive and detailed and well worth a full read. Here's a quick...
  • Nov 10

    Equality Law Scholars' Forum: Friday, November 17 – Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Equality Law Scholars' Forum: Friday, November 17 – Saturday, November 18, 2017
    The Forum is designed to provide junior scholars with commentary and critique by their more senior colleagues in the legal academy and, more broadly, to foster development and understanding of new scholarly currents across equality law. The…
Rank this Week: 145

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Nov 20

    I'm trying to figure out which state I'm from based on my Thanksgiving preference

    I'm trying to figure out which state I'm from based on my Thanksgiving preference
    From the Economist: Appetizer: Deviled eggs Bread: Cornbread Cranberry: Relish Potato: Sweet with little marshmallows Turkey: Brined Stuffing: Cornbread Side dish: Carrots Pie: Pumpkin I blame my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Nov 20

    Easy multi-cooker supermarket ingredient chili

    Easy multi-cooker supermarket ingredient chili
    The goal was to make a yummy chili--no beans--in about 30 minutes using only mega-mart ingredients. The process began that morning by grinding one pound of assorted beef trimmings (chuck, sirloin,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Nov 20

    Stephen M. Bainbridge, Corporate Directors in the United Kingdom, 59 William & Mary Law Review 65 (2017)

    Stephen M. Bainbridge, Corporate Directors in the United Kingdom, 59 William & Mary Law Review 65 (2017)
    Is now available online. Abstract: In the United States, state corporation law uniformly provides that only natural persons may serve as directors of corporations. Corporations, limited liability... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 171

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

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

    Best of the Web Today

    Best of the Web Today
    “People are respecting our country again, believe me,” said President Donald Trump today before a meeting of his cabinet. He was summing up the results of his 12-day trip to Asia with his typical immodesty, but at least when it...
  • Nov 20

    Watch: 20-foot python removed from toilet in Thailand - UPI.com

    Watch: 20-foot python removed from toilet in Thailand - UPI.com
    Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Snake catchers were called to a family's home in Thailand after a 5-year-old boy spotted something unusual in the toilet -- a 20-foot python. via www.upi.com
  • Nov 20

    Video: Horrified family finds gigantic snake hiding in their washing machine | New York Post

    Video: Horrified family finds gigantic snake hiding in their washing machine | New York Post
    When a Brazilian woman’s daughter complained that strange sounds were coming from their washing machine, she wasn’t sure what to expect. via nypost.com
Rank this Week: 175

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/
  • Nov 20

    Caregiving article in the WSJ

    Caregiving article in the WSJ
    The Wall Street Journal published an article by Maddy Dychtwald, The Surprising Benefits and Costs of Family Caregiving. A significant number of folks are already serving as caregivers (40 million per the article) and "[a]s the massive…
  • Nov 20

    University of Missouri Law Professor David English Presents Guardianship Reforms to New Mexico

    University of Missouri Law Professor David English Presents Guardianship Reforms to New Mexico
    University of Missouri Law Professor David English, who is part of a team working on new Guardianship Law proposals for the Uniform Law Commission, was reportedly in Albuquerque New Mexico recently. His appearance is in response to one of…
  • Nov 19

    Philly Area Nursing Home Fire's First Lesson

    Philly Area Nursing Home Fire's First Lesson
    As I wrote last week, the dramatic five-alarm fire at a senior nursing care unit near Philadelphia (actually, in West Chester) was something we might want to keep an eye on, to see if lessons emerge about emergency response. The...
Rank this Week: 187

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/
  • Nov 16

    Senator Robert Menendez Jury Hangs: Mistrial Declared

    Senator Robert Menendez Jury Hangs: Mistrial Declared
    Here is a story from Max Greenwood of The Hill and another from Bill Wichert of Law 360. Make no mistake about it, this was a great and hard-fought victory for Menendez's lead defense attorneys Abbe Lowell and Raymond Brown...
  • Nov 13

    Special Counsels Are Sometimes Necessary

    Special Counsels Are Sometimes Necessary
    Andrew McCarthy at National Review Online compares the aggressiveness of Special Counsel Bob Mueller's Russia collusion investigation to the disgraceful kid gloves DOJ-FBI treatment of Mrs. Clinton and her email server. He is right on all…
  • Nov 9

    Fox News Reports Veselnitskaya Fusion GPS Connection

    Fox News Reports Veselnitskaya Fusion GPS Connection
    Fox News is reporting here that a co-founder of Fusion GPS met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya both before and after her June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., Jaren Kushner, Paul Manafort, and others. The Trump...
Rank this Week: 188

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/
  • Nov 14

    Detroit-Mercy Law Review Symposium -- Call for Paper

    Detroit-Mercy Law Review Symposium -- Call for Paper
    UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY LAW REVIEW CALL FOR PROPOSALS The Return of Sanctuary Cities: The Muslim Ban, Hurricane Maria, and Everything in Between The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review is pleased to announce its annual academic…
  • Nov 8

    SCOTUS Decision in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services: A Question of Time

    SCOTUS Decision in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services: A Question of Time
    Today the Supreme Court issued its decision in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services, the first merits decision of the new Term. The Court unanimously holds that FRAP 4(a)(5)(C)’s limit on extensions of time to file a notice of appeal…
  • Nov 7

    Erbsen on Lahav on Procedural Design

    Erbsen on Lahav on Procedural Design
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Allan Erbsen’s essay, Sequential Progression of Dispute Resolution in Federal Courts. Allan reviews Alexandra Lahav’s recent article, Procedural Design.
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • Oct 13

    CFP: National Business Law Scholars Conference

    CFP: National Business Law Scholars Conference
    National Business Law Scholars Conference Thursday & Friday, June 21-22, 2018 Call for Papers The National Business Law Scholars Conference...
  • Jun 26

    American Airlines, Qatar, and the NOL Poison Pill

    American Airlines, Qatar, and the NOL Poison Pill
    I know most bloggers today are consumed with the June avalanche of Supreme Court opinions and cert grants, but something...
  • May 25

    AALS BA Call for Paper

    AALS BA Call for Paper
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Business Associations Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance AALS Annual Meeting, January 5, 2018 The...
Rank this Week: 183

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/
  • Nov 20

    Klem v. Access Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 20, 2017)

    Klem v. Access Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 20, 2017)
    I do feel a little bit bad for people who drive objectively terrible vehicles and are then involved in accidents.  Maybe that's in part because I drive a 2000 Nissan Altima -- one that has rust holes in it that are covered with duct tape…
  • Nov 17

    Hefczyc v. Rady Children's Hospital (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 17, 2017)

    Hefczyc v. Rady Children's Hospital (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 17, 2017)
    I wish the California Supreme Court would either grant review of this opinion or depublish it.It's a state court class action where the dispute's about certification.  There's fairly established law on the federal side that says that the…
  • Nov 16

    People v. Solorio (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 16, 2017)

    People v. Solorio (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 16, 2017)
    Francisco Solorio and Albert Ramos were neighbors.  Close neighbors.  Or, as the Court of Appeal puts it, they "lived on same side of the same block in Brawley, California. Their residences were separated by two houses."  So…
Rank this Week: 220

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Nov 20

    British Muslim Women Are Missing Out On Marriage Right

    British Muslim Women Are Missing Out On Marriage Right
    From The Guardian: Six in 10 women in the UK who have had a traditional Muslim wedding ceremony are not in legally recognised marriages, depriving them of rights and protection, according to a survey. It found that nearly all married...
  • Nov 20

    Child Marriage--in the U.S.

    Child Marriage--in the U.S.
    From the Independent: More than 200,000 children were married in the US over the past 15 years, new figures have revealed. Three 10-year-old girls and an 11-year-old boy were among the youngest to wed, under legal loopholes which allow…
  • Nov 19

    Adopted Kids and School Exclusion

    Adopted Kids and School Exclusion
    From BBC News: Faye says since he was excluded from secondary school, Joe's behaviour has deteriorated, with a devastating knock-on effect for the rest of the family. But this family's experience is not unusual, according to a report by…
Rank this Week: 215

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: 213

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    What Does a Trump CFPB Director Mean for Mortgage Credit and Homeownership?

    What Does a Trump CFPB Director Mean for Mortgage Credit and Homeownership?
    Now that Richard Cordray is on his way out as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), banking and financial services lobbyists are gearing up to attempt to unwind some of the bureau’s regulatory work and to put a...
  • Nov 2

    CFP: ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

    CFP: ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
    Managing the Tensions and Conflicts Among Affordable Housing, Community Development, and Fair Housing Law The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law (the Journal) is the nation’s only law journal dedicated to…
  • Oct 26

    GUEST BLOG: SCOTUS Mulling Cert. Petition on Key Takings Law Issue in 616 Croft Ave.

    GUEST BLOG: SCOTUS Mulling Cert. Petition on Key Takings Law Issue in 616 Croft Ave.
    We're thrilled to have Tim Mulvaney (Texas A&M) step in to guest blog on a potential SCOTUS takings case: On October 27, 2017, the Supreme Court will consider for the third time the petition for certiorari in 616 Croft Ave....
Rank this Week: 205

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Entertaining Satan: Why We Tolerate Terrorist Incitement

    Entertaining Satan: Why We Tolerate Terrorist Incitement
    Recently proposed restrictions of terrorist incitement, beyond what is already unprotected, are unworkable. The law cannot reach internet speech that originates overseas, and restrictions on reading such material cannot give readers adequate…
  • Nov 13

    What is the Constitutional Core?

    What is the Constitutional Core?
    Yesterday The New York Times ran an editorial entitled "President Trump, Please Read the Constitution." The editorial listed various allegations of unconstitutional conduct by the President, and then stated: "But his most frequent target is…
  • Nov 9

    Political Campaigns and the Future of the University

    Political Campaigns and the Future of the University
    It’s no secret that the Republican tax plan is something of an innovation in legislative partiality—the favoring of some sectors of the country and the economy over others. Some parts of the bill add complexity and others reduce…
Rank this Week: 209