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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Oct 21

    Advice on Writing Appellate Brief

    Advice on Writing Appellate Brief
    Recently, the Hon. Victoria A. Graffeo and Lana Ivy presented a webinar “Why It Is Advantageous to Use Appellate Attorneys for Cases on Appeal” hosted by The Knowledge Group. From the Harris Beach firm blog, here are their critical…
  • Oct 20

    Dealing with Students Having a Sense of Entitlement

    Dealing with Students Having a Sense of Entitlement
    Here, we’re talking about students who claim they deserve better grades, because they feel entitled to them. Here is an academic definition of “entitlement”: “a self-centered disposition characterized by a general disregard for…
  • Oct 19

    Rules for Capitalizing the First Word after a Colon

    Rules for Capitalizing the First Word after a Colon
    The rules here follow the New York Times Manual of Style. From Geoff Pullam’s posting on the Chronicle of Higher Education: The worst trouble I have is with a curious principle governing capitalization after a colon. In Britain, what…
Rank this Week: 2365

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Disaffectedly disarraying the funk of Sharon's rose.

    Disaffectedly disarraying the funk of Sharon's rose.
     Today, the unlinkable OED is featuring these "recently published" words:Funk. "Betwixt decks there can hardlie a man fetch his breath by reason there ariseth such a funke in the night that it causes putrefaction of bloud." W. Capps in…
  • Oct 21

    I just learned that the original "Hippy Hippy Shake" was not by The Swinging Blue Jeans...

    I just learned that the original "Hippy Hippy Shake" was not by The Swinging Blue Jeans...
    ... but by Chan Romero:Here's the Beatles version.As noted in the meandering update to the Megyn Kelly post, below, the Chan Romero recording was the first song where we heard the word "hippie" (spelled "hippy" on the label).The first…
  • Oct 21

    "Some problems weren’t [Megyn Kelly's] fault..."

    "Some problems weren’t [Megyn Kelly's] fault..."
    "... such as when a cameraman walked on-screen while Kelly was interviewing soccer player Carli Lloyd. The cameraman then could be audibly heard muttering an expletive, which wasn’t bleeped since the show is aired live. Other problems,…
Rank this Week: 1088

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Oct 21

    When It Comes To Race And Sports, Who Owns An Athlete's Opinions? : Code Switch : NPR

    When It Comes To Race And Sports, Who Owns An Athlete's Opinions? : Code Switch : NPR
    The NFL's players are 70 percent black; its fans are 83 percent white and 64 percent male, according to online sports site The Real GM. And when it comes to the current controversy over the national anthem and players taking...
  • Oct 20

    Vampire scare in Malawi has killed at least 8 people | KXAN.com

    Vampire scare in Malawi has killed at least 8 people | KXAN.com
    This isn’t the first time vigilante violence linked to vampire rumors has erupted in this country. Last time this happened was in 2002. via kxan.com
  • Oct 20

    A woman's dog died, and doctors say her heart literally broke

    A woman's dog died, and doctors say her heart literally broke
    But tests at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute -Texas Medical Center revealed something very different. Doctors instead diagnosed Simpson with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a condition with symptoms that mimic heart attacks. It…
Rank this Week: 370

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Ignorance

    Ignorance
    “We live, we are told, in a ‘knowledge society’ during the ‘Information Age.’ Indeed, we carry small devices that give us access to an enormous portion of human knowledge and allow us to share information,…
  • Oct 20

    The Palestinian Struggle for Self-Determination & the Right of Resistance to Occupation

    The Palestinian Struggle for Self-Determination & the Right of Resistance to Occupation
    There are only two ways. The one currently pursued by the Israeli government, in all its agencies, is the path of violent, stubborn coercion. The extreme nationalists of the Israeli right have a vision that is easy enough to comprehend; it is…
  • Oct 16

    Anarchism: Philosophy & Praxis — a bibliography

    Anarchism: Philosophy & Praxis — a bibliography
    The first draft of my latest—82nd—bibliography, “Anarchism: Philosophy & Praxis,” is now available. 
Rank this Week: 1116

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Guardianship

    Guardianship
    From the New Yorker: Guardianship derives from the state’s parens patriae power, its duty to act as a parent for those considered too vulnerable to care for themselves. “The King shall have the custody of the lands of natural fools,...
  • Oct 20

    Divorce is Genetic

    Divorce is Genetic
    From PsyPost: Children of divorced parents are more likely to get divorced when compared to those who grew up in two-parent families — and genetic factors are the primary explanation, according to a new study by researchers at Virginia…
  • Oct 19

    Single Moms in Iceland

    Single Moms in Iceland
    From CNN: "What would a society look like without marriage?" The question popped into my brain after I stumbled across a list of countries with the most unwed mothers. With 40% of its babies born out of wedlock, America sits...
Rank this Week: 495

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Oct 21

    Assistant Professor Position at La Verne

    Assistant Professor Position at La Verne
    Announcement of a position for Assistant Professor in the Center for Academic and Bar Readiness (CABR) at the University of La Verne College of Law. This position is a contract faculty position with voting rights (except on tenure and…
  • Oct 20

    Registration Deadline for WCCASP Conference is Today!

    Registration Deadline for WCCASP Conference is Today!
    Today is the deadline for registration!!!! The link is here: Registration for WCCASP West Coast Consortium of Academic Support Professionals Sixth Annual Conference: Lost in Translation Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA…
  • Oct 18

    Be a Risk-taker for Your Legal Education

    Be a Risk-taker for Your Legal Education
    Occasionally, prospective law students ask me what it takes to be a successful law student. I am always happy to respond to this question because most of the time, these students find information from current students more valuable. One…
Rank this Week: 4019

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
Rank this Week: 1913

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Immigration Article of the Day: Alienage Classifications and the Denial of Health Care to Dreamers by Fatma E. Marouf

    Immigration Article of the Day: Alienage Classifications and the Denial of Health Care to Dreamers by Fatma E. Marouf
    Alienage Classifications and the Denial of Health Care to Dreamers by Fatma E. Marouf, Washington University Law Review, Vol. 93, 2016 Abstract In the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), passed in 2010, Congress provided that only “lawfully…
  • Oct 20

    ICE Is Investing In Detention Capacity

    ICE Is Investing In Detention Capacity
    Prairie Correctional Facility Photo Mark Vancleave, Star Tribune The Trump administration is looking to increase its immigration detention capacity, USA Today reports. According to this call for information by DHS, the government is looking…
  • Oct 20

    Immigration Law and Resistance Symposium: Live Blog Post Number 6

    Immigration Law and Resistance Symposium: Live Blog Post Number 6
    The UC Davis Law Review is holding its annual symposium today. The topic is Immigration Law & Resistance. I have been blogging over the course of the day. This is the last post. Professors Rose Villazor and Michael Kagan Professors...
Rank this Week: 511

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    UVA Law is digitizing "the 336 legal texts catalogued by the University librarian in 1828."  They are “part of a group of roughly 8,000 legal texts deemed critical for education in law by Thomas Jefferson.”  H/t: The…
  • Oct 20

    Postdocs with Foundations of European Legal Culture

    Postdocs with Foundations of European Legal Culture
    [This just in from a Finnish friend.]We are excited to begin work with the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence that will continue to work of the Revisiting the Foundations of European Legal Culture 1934-1964 project. The CoE will begin…
  • Oct 20

    Kickman and Kerska on the Civil War Origins (and Later History) of the Anti-Injunction Act

    Kickman and Kerska on the Civil War Origins (and Later History) of the Anti-Injunction Act
    Kristin E. Hickman and Gerald Kerska, University of Minnesota School of Law, have posted Restoring the Lost Anti-Injunction Act, which is forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review:Should Treasury regulations and IRS guidance documents be…
Rank this Week: 807

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
  • Oct 20

    Op-Ed: “Chronicling homelessness: do ‘homeward bound’ bus programs work?”

    Op-Ed: “Chronicling homelessness: do ‘homeward bound’ bus programs work?”
    Alastair Gee, Chronicling homelessness: do ‘homeward bound’ bus programs work?, September 29, 2017. [“Cities across the US offer publicly funded bus tickets to get homeless people back to their roots…”]…
  • Oct 19

    Op-Ed: “America’s Child-Poverty Rate Has Hit a Record Low”

    Op-Ed: “America’s Child-Poverty Rate Has Hit a Record Low”
    Annie Lowrey, America’s Child-Poverty Rate Has Hit a Record Low, The Atlantic, October 5, 2017. [“It fell thanks to government policies, not the expansion of the economy…”] Advertisement
  • Oct 18

    Fall Conference: “Unintended Effects of the Safety Net”

    Fall Conference: “Unintended Effects of the Safety Net”
    Unintended Effects of the Safety Net, This conference will bring together researchers and policy experts to discuss new evidence on the role of means-tested programs, including SNAP, WIC and Medicaid  in the United States. Register…
Rank this Week: 4027

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Oct 20

    Variation in Boilerplate: What Does it Mean?

    Variation in Boilerplate: What Does it Mean?
    Most of us who have had to read hundreds of commercial contracts for either our jobs as lawyers or for our research have also necessarily read lots of “choice-of-law” provisions. I know I have. But I am also embarrassed to...
  • Oct 17

    The Gender Gap Among Fancy Economists at the NBER Summer Institute

    The Gender Gap Among Fancy Economists at the NBER Summer Institute
    The NBER summer institutes are where the fanciest economists go. Anusha Chari and Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham have a cool new paper looking at the gender gaps in who gets on the schedule for the NBER summer institutes. Here is their basic...
  • Oct 12

    Catalonian Bonds, Anyone?

    Catalonian Bonds, Anyone?
    Joint post by Mitu Gulati and Mark Weidemaier. Sovereign bonds issued under the government's own law are supposed to be riskier than bonds issued under foreign (typically, English or New York) law. The logic is simple: Local-law bonds can…
Rank this Week: 1073

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Oct 20

    Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's Forked Tongue on Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

    Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's Forked Tongue on Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
    Shortly before the inauguration, Steve Mnuchin discussed the incoming administration's tax plans and announced the Mnuchin Rule--that "[a]ny reductions we have in upper-income taxes will be offset by less deductions so that there will be…
  • Oct 10

    The Times Handles the Trump Tax Cut Framework with Kid Glove

    The Times Handles the Trump Tax Cut Framework with Kid Glove
    There's been a good bit written about the Trump tax cut framework released just over a week ago. Most of it points out, as I have here and here, the absurdity of the claims by Trump and GOP spokespeople that...
  • Oct 9

    The Tax-Cut Framework Won't Create Jobs and Digs the Inequality Ditch even Deeper

    The Tax-Cut Framework Won't Create Jobs and Digs the Inequality Ditch even Deeper
    Marcus Ryu, a self-described Silicon Valley entrepreneur who created, with others, a company now worth $5 billion on the New York Stock Exchange, argues in today's Op-Ed section of the New York Times that "Tax Cuts Won't Create…
Rank this Week: 4502

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 20

    Klein on Groundwater Exceptionalism and Ownership v. Use

    Klein on Groundwater Exceptionalism and Ownership v. Use
    Christine Klein (Florida) has posted Owning Groundwater: The Example of Mississippi v. Tennessee (35 Virginia Envtl. L.J. 474 (2017)) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In Mississippi v. Tennessee, a case currently on the U.S. Supreme Court’s…
  • Oct 12

    PropertyProfs Singer, Atuahene, & Epstein Head to Texas A&M for Workshop

    PropertyProfs Singer, Atuahene, & Epstein Head to Texas A&M for Workshop
    If anyone is in the Dallas/Forth Worth area, Texas A&M has a fantastic line-up of property professors coming to town this academic year. Check them out below!: If you have a property professor coming to speak at your school, contact...
  • Oct 5

    DEAN SEARCH ANNOUNCEMENT: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

    DEAN SEARCH ANNOUNCEMENT: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
    From our good friend and fellow property law prof Tim Mulvaney (Texas A&M), see the following: Dean, Texas A&M University School of Law Fort Worth, Texas October 3, 2017 Texas A&M University invites nominations and applications…
Rank this Week: 534

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Oct 20

    A History of the Word "Ladies"

    A History of the Word "Ladies"
    Jessica Halem and Jen Manion, Why Do You Call Us Ladies? History, Gender and Manners in Public Life It seems as if the term ‘ladies’ has made a comeback in public life. No matter where we are — in a...<img…
  • Oct 18

    McDonald's Moms v. Organic Moms: Regulating Motherhood

    McDonald's Moms v. Organic Moms: Regulating Motherhood
    Kate Cairns, Josée Johnston & Merin Oleschuk, Calibrating Extremes: The Balancing Act of Maternal Foodwork When it comes to feeding children, mothers today must avoid the appearance of caring too little, or too much. Either extreme…
  • Oct 18

    32 Years of Equality Advocacy in Canada

    32 Years of Equality Advocacy in Canada
    Jena McGill & Daphne Gilbert, Of Promise and Peril: The Court and Equality Rights, 78 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 235 (2017) In this brief reflection, we look back on 32 years of equality advocacy and outcomes at the Supreme...<img…
Rank this Week: 2377

The Surly Subgroup

The Surly Subgroup

Covers tax law. By tax law professors.

https://surlysubgroup.com/
  • Oct 20

    International Sharing Economy Conference: Day 2 Takeaway

    International Sharing Economy Conference: Day 2 Takeaway
    By: Diane Ring Yesterday I blogged about Day 1 of the international sharing economy conference, titled “Reshaping: Work in the Platform Economy.” Today the Conference resumed in Amsterdam and included a fascinating roundtable with…
  • Oct 19

    International Sharing Economy Conference: Day 1 Takeaway

    International Sharing Economy Conference: Day 1 Takeaway
    By: Diane Ring Today the “Reshaping: Work in the Platform Economy” Conference got underway in Amsterdam. In contrast to many academic conferences, the explicit goal here is to bring together a truly wide array of actors in the…
  • Oct 19

    Chris Long, Philanthropist

    Chris Long, Philanthropist
    On NPR this morning, I heard that Chris Long, a defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles, is donating his entire year’s salary to various charitable organizations that provide scholarships and support to underserved youth. (He already…
Rank this Week: 1597

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/
  • Oct 20

    These Are the Good Old Days?

    These Are the Good Old Days?
    Or will be if the gloomdogglers are right about the environment, This is not to downgrade the danger presented by global heating – on the contrary, it presents an existential threat. It is simply that I have come to realise ……
  • Oct 18

    Latvian ‘Ocean’

    Latvian ‘Ocean’
    My article Flood Control on the Information Ocean: Living With Anonymity, Digital Cash, and Distributed Databases has been translated into Latvian as “Plūdu kontroli par informāciju, kas okeānā: dzīvo ar…
  • Oct 12

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit
    The ACLU’s blog post is actually not over the top here: We’re Suing the Government for Violating the Rights of Passengers on Delta Airlines 1583 in Police-State Fashion. The full complaint in Amedei v. Duke is online. Some key…
Rank this Week: 652

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/
  • Oct 20

    Cultivating Self-Directedness among Law Student

    Cultivating Self-Directedness among Law Student
    The Legal Academy’s efforts to respond to the Carnegie Report’s call for more attention to the “third apprenticeship,” i.e., helping law students to develop a “professional identity,” continues to gain…
  • Oct 9

    Teaching Transformation for Well-being

    Teaching Transformation for Well-being
    In his August 21, 2017 blog, John Lande offered cogent observations about the new report of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change.  Noting the…
  • Oct 1

    Forbes article focusing on law schools, competencies and skills development

    Forbes article focusing on law schools, competencies and skills development
    Earlier this week, Forbes contributor Mark A. Cohen discussed what he calls “the interdependency — and misalignment —   of law school stakeholders.”  Cohen refers to a comment in a recent…
Rank this Week: 2764

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Oct 20

    In the Media: Settlement Reached for (some) Sixties Scoop Survivor

    In the Media: Settlement Reached for (some) Sixties Scoop Survivor
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, Catriona Charlie, a victim of the Sixties Scoop, reacts while listening to the details of the court case in Ottawa. (Retrieved from The Globe and Mail, online:…
  • Oct 19

    The Sixties Scoop: Art and Reclamation

    The Sixties Scoop: Art and Reclamation
    “It can be challenging for Canadians to come to terms with all this painful history. Film and storytelling can help people better understand what happened to Indigenous families and communities as a result of colonial policies.” – Tasha…
  • Oct 18

    Part II: Personal Effects of the Sixties Scoop

    Part II: Personal Effects of the Sixties Scoop
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, This is Part 2 of a 2-part series. To see Part 1, please click here. Sixties Scoop survivors Dave Herman, Kathy Hamelin, Lena Wildman, Adam North-Piegan and Sharon Gladue-Paskimin, left to right, gather before meeting with…
Rank this Week: 2781

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 20

    The Double-Taxation Bogeyman Rides Again

    The Double-Taxation Bogeyman Rides Again
    by Neil H. BuchananThe sales job for the White House's non-plan to change the tax system is not going well, by all accounts.  As usual, Donald Trump's lack of focus has distracted everyone, as he flits from one personal feud to another…
  • Oct 19

    What to Do about SCOTUS Mistakes: A Not-So Modest Proposal

    What to Do about SCOTUS Mistakes: A Not-So Modest Proposal
    By Eric SegallThis week ProPublica issued a report with the headline "It's a Fact, Supreme Court Errors aren't Hard to Find." The group reviewed "dozens of cases" and said that it found a "number of false or wholly unsupported claims."…
  • Oct 19

    Guns, Constitutional Tests, and Game

    Guns, Constitutional Tests, and Game
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column asks whether a federal ban on bump stocks would violate the Second Amendment. The short answer is no, but as I explain, the full answer is a bit more complicated. During the litigation that culminated…
Rank this Week: 1143

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 481

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

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

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Another Word for Fake Tax Math

    Another Word for Fake Tax Math
    On Monday, in Fool Us Once on Taxes, Shame on You, Fool Us Twice . . . , I criticized the unwillingness of those who advocate tax cuts for the wealthy to admit the failure of their approach to tax policy. Every time that federal income taxes…
  • Oct 18

    From Ignorance to Absurdity

    From Ignorance to Absurdity
    Today is one of those occasional days when I turn away from tax issues. Today I focus on the First Amendment. Why today? Because several days ago, an Indiana state legislator drafted proposed legislation that leaves me staring in amazement at…
  • Oct 16

    Fool Us Once on Taxes, Shame on You, Fool Us Twice . . .

    Fool Us Once on Taxes, Shame on You, Fool Us Twice . . .
    Seven years ago, in Negotiating Tax Legislation: Lessons from Life, I opposed the attempts by those advocating tax cuts for the wealthy to extend the Bush tax cuts. Though the advocates of tax cuts for the wealthy claimed that the extension…
Rank this Week: 637

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Linos & Pegram: What Works in Human Rights Institutions?

    Linos &amp; Pegram: What Works in Human Rights Institutions?
    Katerina Linos (Univ. of California, Berkeley - Law) & Tom Pegram (Univ. College London - Political Science) have posted What Works in Human Rights Institutions? (American Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:…
  • Oct 20

    Call for Submissions: Strategic Considerations in Energy Dispute

    Call for Submissions: Strategic Considerations in Energy Dispute
    Transnational Dispute Management has issued a call for submissions for an OGEL/TDM special issue with ArbitralWomen on "Strategic Considerations in Energy Disputes." The call is here.
  • Oct 19

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law
    The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. They were given by Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen on “Le système conventionnel européen…
Rank this Week: 644

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/
  • Oct 20

    Medicare Advantage 5-Star Ratings Report

    Medicare Advantage 5-Star Ratings Report
    CMS recently released a report of the ratings of Medicare Advantage plans, according to an article in Modern Healthcare. Medicare Advantage star ratings show insurers' performance hasn't improved explains that according to the data recently…
  • Oct 20

    Health Affairs Blog: Hospice Doc Leads Us on a Journey through the Valley of the Shadow of Death

    Health Affairs Blog: Hospice Doc Leads Us on a Journey through the Valley of the Shadow of Death
    I recommend a fascinating piece on the Health Affairs Blog by Joanne Lynn, who among her many callings is a "hospice and long-term care physician. " You don't see that as a specialization very often! The title is Traveling The...
  • Oct 19

    Fountains of Youth (Or Just Spending?): A Positive Take on "Anti-Aging" Industrie

    Fountains of Youth (Or Just Spending?): A Positive Take on &quot;Anti-Aging&quot; Industrie
    Every day I fight with my email in-box, trying to delete the stuff that just isn't necessary to open, much less read. For example, I know more or less which emails -- no matter how tempting the regarding line --...
Rank this Week: 488

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Oct 20

    Launching the Autumn/Winter Issue of the Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on SSRN

    Launching the Autumn/Winter Issue of the Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on SSRN
    Catherine O’Rourke and Elise Ketelaars We are pleased to announce the publication of a new issue of the Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on the Social Sciences Research Network. This exciting new…
  • Oct 9

    Write On! Melbourne Journal of Int’l Law

    Write On! Melbourne Journal of Int’l Law
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to submit papers to the Melbourne Journal of International Law, as follows: ►The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of…
  • Oct 5

    Lebanon and the Origins of International (Refugee) Law

    Lebanon and the Origins of International (Refugee) Law
    I’ve spent most of these past years researching the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, culminating in a series of recent articles which among others can be found here and here. Today, Lebanon hosts the highest number of…
Rank this Week: 797

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Asking the Wrong Question

    Asking the Wrong Question
    A few days ago I spent some seven hours attending a meeting of the San Jose City Council. I was there to speak against a proposed gun control law, but there were other interesting things in the meeting. One of them was a discussion of the…
  • Oct 15

    Embedded Economics: Help Needed from Conrad Reader

    Embedded Economics: Help Needed from Conrad Reader
    As I have mentioned here before, one of my current writing projects is a collection of short works of literature that have interesting economic insights. In a conversation yesterday at an SSC meetup, someone mentioned a Conrad story that…
  • Oct 9

    Gun Control and Homicide Rate

    Gun Control and Homicide Rate
    Some recent comment threads on Slate Star Codex, my favorite blog, have dealt with the always lively issue of gun control. One standard argument is "we know gun control laws work because the U.S., which has relatively few restrictions, has a…
Rank this Week: 321

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Oct 19

    The Supreme Court Needs to Clarify When District Court Injunctions Blocking Federal Policies Can Extend Beyond the Actual Plaintiffs in a Case

    The Supreme Court Needs to Clarify When District Court Injunctions Blocking Federal Policies Can Extend Beyond the Actual Plaintiffs in a Case
    Illinois Law dean and professor Vikram David Amar comments on the increasingly frequent practice of federal district courts issuing injunctions that extend relief beyond the plaintiffs in the case. Amar describes the problems with this…
  • Oct 18

    What Happens When Very Few People Own Quite a Few Guns?

    What Happens When Very Few People Own Quite a Few Guns?
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan considers the implications of the fact that a very small number of Americans own a very large percentage of the privately owned guns in the United States. Specifically, he…
  • Oct 17

    Can Congress Ban Bump Stocks?

    Can Congress Ban Bump Stocks?
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf explains why, if Congress wants to ban or further regulated the sale of “bump stocks,” it should act quickly or risk missing the window in which regulation is possible. Dorf points…
Rank this Week: 3138

paulmaharg.com

paulmaharg.com

Largely legal education, curriculum design, rhetoric and digital technologies. Regulation and global legal education. Occasionally law and literature. Very occasionally, Scottish independence.

http://paulmaharg.com
  • Oct 19

    Common entrance exams and the SQE: the wrong story

    Common entrance exams and the SQE: the wrong story
    The SQE is the Solicitors Qualifying Exam in England and Wales.  It’s an example of a common entrance examination, something a number of legal education regulators are interested in, or already practising.  I was discussing it…
  • Aug 24

    Reflection beyond ePortfolio

    Reflection beyond ePortfolio
    This has been a crazily busy eight-day visit to Australia but so productive.  It was marked by days of intense activities and meetings and more, making connections in ANU and UNE, giving an all day workshop on simulated clients…
  • Aug 19

    Disintermediation and continuity

    Disintermediation and continuity
    Last year Michele Pistone and Michael Horn published an excellent piece on law schools and disruption that’s full of interesting thinking about law school futures.  It was published in the Clayton Christensen Institute for…
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Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

Covers legal education, law, literature, and legal critique.

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Oct 19

    Common entrance exams and the SQE: the wrong story

    Common entrance exams and the SQE: the wrong story
    The SQE is the Solicitors Qualifying Exam in England and Wales.  It’s an example of a common entrance examination, something a number of legal education regulators are interested in, or already practising.  I was discussing it…
  • Aug 24

    Reflection beyond ePortfolio

    Reflection beyond ePortfolio
    This has been a crazily busy eight-day visit to Australia but so productive.  It was marked by days of intense activities and meetings and more, making connections in ANU and UNE, giving an all day workshop on simulated clients…
  • Aug 19

    Disintermediation and continuity

    Disintermediation and continuity
    Last year Michele Pistone and Michael Horn published an excellent piece on law schools and disruption that’s full of interesting thinking about law school futures.  It was published in the Clayton Christensen Institute for…
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ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Oct 19

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (October 19, 2017)

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (October 19, 2017)
    Top Downloads for: Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Recent Top Papers (60 days) as of 20 Aug 2017 - 19 Oct 2017 Rank Paper Downloads 1. Smart Contracts and the Cost of Inflexibility Jeremy M. Sklaroff University of Pennsylvania Law...
  • Oct 19

    Will They Ever Learn?

    Will They Ever Learn?
    Will They Ever Learn? Insurance companies have a notorious reputation for failing to uphold contracts with their insureds. Such was the case for Ms. Laura Dziadek when she tried to have the Charter Oak Fire Ins. Co. pay for her...
  • Oct 16

    Take That! Outstanding Contractual Balance, Not Just Profits, Due in Case of Asserted Commercial Impracticability

    Take That! Outstanding Contractual Balance, Not Just Profits, Due in Case of Asserted Commercial Impracticability
    In Hemlock Semiconductor Operations, LLC v. Solarworld Industries Sachsen GmbH, 867 F.3d 692 (Sixth Cir. 2017), Hemlock contracted to provide Sachsen in Germany set quantities of polysilicon at fixed prices between 2006 and 2019. The market…
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Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Oct 19

    Court Strikes Down Gender Segregation in UK School

    Court Strikes Down Gender Segregation in UK School
    Barrister Claire McCann writes in the Oxford Human Rights Hub about a recent United Kingdom Court of Appeal case concluding that sex segregation in education is discriminatory. According to McCann, "[i]n HM Chief Inspector of Education,…
  • Oct 18

    Before 5:00 am

    Before 5:00 am
    Jonathan Todres The shuttle to Logan airport picked me up at 4:40 am. I had given a presentation the day before and was returning home early in time to teach my afternoon class. If you haven’t been on the road...
  • Oct 17

    UN Secretary General Calls for Death Penalty Abolition

    UN Secretary General Calls for Death Penalty Abolition
    "The death penalty has no place in the 21st century" said UN Secretary Guterres as part of World Day Against the Death Penalty. The event took place at the United Nations and Mr. Guterres was joined by the Assistant UN...
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Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

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

    Bucks Exec Emphasizes Team’s Community Goals in “On the Issues” Program

    Bucks Exec Emphasizes Team’s Community Goals in “On the Issues” Program
    Yes, the owners of the Milwaukee Bucks have big goals for their basketball team, including ultimately an NBA championship. But they also have big goals for spurring positive developments in Milwaukee, not only in the immediate area of their…
  • Oct 18

    Author Describes a Lessened, But Still Can-Do Janesville in Law School Program

    Author Describes a Lessened, But Still Can-Do Janesville in Law School Program
    Amy Goldstein, author of Janesville: An American Story, says her goal in writing the book was not to offer policy prescriptions, but “to get people to think” about what changes in the American economy have meant to everyday people…
  • Oct 15

    Marquette Law Review Article Featured in Prescription Painkiller Exposé

    Marquette Law Review Article Featured in Prescription Painkiller Exposé
    In cooperation with 60 Minutes, the Washington Post has published a fascinating new story about the behind-the-scenes efforts of actors in the pharmaceuticals business to soften regulatory enforcement at the just the time that…
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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/
  • Oct 19

    People v. Rodriguez (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 19, 2017)

    People v. Rodriguez (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 19, 2017)
    Maybe when you're wearing an active ankle monitor and aren't allowed to leave the county or the state you should temporarily give up your job as a long-haul truck driver.Just a suggestion.
  • Oct 18

    U.S. v. Preston (9th Cir. - Oct. 17, 2017)

    U.S. v. Preston (9th Cir. - Oct. 17, 2017)
    The panel here does a lot of work to reverse this child molestation conviction.  A lot.I'm not certain that a lot of panels would reach the same result.  This one's Judges Reinhardt, Kozinski, and Berg (sitting by designation…
  • Oct 17

    People v. Lewelling (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2017)

    People v. Lewelling (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2017)
    One great thing about Court of Appeal opinions is that they sometimes give you a real-world glimpse into portions of society that you'd otherwise know little about.  Today's opinion, for example, takes the reader into the emergency room…
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Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

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

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
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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/
Rank this Week: 1107

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Oct 19

    Academics Recommend to Drop Filtering Obligations from the EU Copyright Reform

    Academics Recommend to Drop Filtering Obligations from the EU Copyright Reform
    As you might have noticed, there is a lot of activism on the copyright/intermediary liability side in Europe at the moment. Hence, I'm here announcing another opinion that I have co-drafted with an amazing team of scholars, including Martin…
  • Oct 16

    CEIPI Opinion on Copyright Limitations' Reform in the European Digital Single Market

    CEIPI Opinion on Copyright Limitations' Reform in the European Digital Single Market
    The Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) has just published a position paper, which I have co-authored with Christophe Geiger and Oleksandr Bulayenko, on the proposed reform of copyright exceptions and…
  • Oct 11

    A Response to “Responsible Encryption”

    A Response to “Responsible Encryption”
    On October 10, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave a speech at the U.S. Naval Academy about encryption. I have a lot to say about his remarks, so pardon the length and haphazard organization of this post. Much of Rosenstein’s…
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Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
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WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Oct 18

    The California bar exam: time for some accountability from law school dean

    The California bar exam: time for some accountability from law school dean
    The California Supreme Court announced today that it will leave the California bar examination passing score at 1440 (144 on the national scale) for now. The Court said that "balancing all considerations, the court is not persuaded that the…
  • Sep 12

    Predicting the future of US News law school rankings with revealed preference rankings?

    Predicting the future of US News law school rankings with revealed preference rankings?
    A new entrant has emerged in the law school rankings debate, as Christopher Ryan and Brian Frye recently posted their paper, A Revealed-Preferences Ranking of Law Schools (forthcoming in the Alabama Law Review). The paper presents a ranking…
  • Sep 5

    The California bar exam and attorney discipline debate takes a strange turn

    The California bar exam and attorney discipline debate takes a strange turn
    The State Bar of California and the California Supreme Court are currently considering reducing the passing score of the California Bar Examination, possibly with retroactive effect to July 2017. To provide additional evidence that had been…
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Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 507

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/
  • Oct 18

    Legal Protection for NFL Protests? Not So Fast . . . .

    Legal Protection for NFL Protests? Not So Fast . . . .
    Ben Sachs and Noah Zatz have an op-ed in the New York Times today arguing that they believe that the NFL players' national anthem protests are protected under various legal theories, mirroring some of their early writings that Rick posted...
  • Oct 16

    Solicitor General's View on USERRA Abrogation

    Solicitor General's View on USERRA Abrogation
    As I mentioned recently, the Supreme Court had requested the Solicitor General's view on whether the abrogation of state sovereign immunity under USERRA was valid. The SG's office just submitted its brief, recommending the denial of cert.…
  • Oct 14

    NFL in the New

    NFL in the New
    The NFL is once again providing great fodder for labor/employment exam questions. Over at Indisputably, Sarah Cole has a great post about the Fifth Circuit's rejection of a preliminary injunction by the NFL Players' association that would…
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Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

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

http://feministlawprofessors.com
  • Oct 18

    Halder and Jaishankar on Celebrities and Cyber Crimes: An Analysis of the Victimization of Female Film Stars on the Internet

    Halder and Jaishankar on Celebrities and Cyber Crimes: An Analysis of the Victimization of Female Film Stars on the Internet
    Debarati Halder, Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling, and Karuppannan Jaishankar, Raksha Shakti University, have published Celebrities and Cyber Crimes; An Analysis of the Victimization of Female Film Stars on the Internet. Here is the…
  • Oct 17

    Me, One: Sexual Harassment and the Single Voice

    Me, One: Sexual Harassment and the Single Voice
    I am disquieted by the “me too” campaign that is going around social media. It involves people, mostly women, repeating a statement that they, too, have been subjected to sexual harassment or abuse. The apparent purpose of the…
  • Oct 9

    CFP: Gender Sidelining Symposium

    CFP: Gender Sidelining Symposium
    Call for Proposals in Gender Sidelining Symposium California Western School of Law California Western School of Law invites proposals for its Gender Sidelining Symposium to be held April 26-27, 2018 in San Diego, California.  The…
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Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Oct 18

    Major Graduate Student Symposium on Labour Issues at York

    Major Graduate Student Symposium on Labour Issues at York
    The Global Labour Research Centre (of which I am a faculty associate) at York University is hosting its annual Graduate Student Symposium on October 26-27.  Looks like a great line up.  I am chairing the first panel of papers on…
  • Oct 9

    Should Ontario Introduce New Prohibited Grounds Into Human Rights Code?

    Should Ontario Introduce New Prohibited Grounds Into Human Rights Code?
    Former Law Dean, now MPP Natalie Des Rosiers has proposed reforms to the Ontario Human Rights Code that would add four new prohibited grounds, including:  genetics, immigration status, social condition and police records. Des Rosiers is…
  • Oct 5

    Precarious Work Conference at Western (Nov. 3-4)

    Precarious Work Conference at Western (Nov. 3-4)
    Professor Michael Lynk of Western Law has sent along the flyer for the upcoming annual Labour Law conference.  This year’s theme is Precarious Work, which is the current hot topic in the field.   Looks like a great line-up,…
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Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Seattle May Take Another Stab at Municipal Broadband

    Seattle May Take Another Stab at Municipal Broadband
    October 13, 2017 – A city council member will soon propose the hire of an employee to begin what would be the eighth investigation into municipal broadband for the city in 12 years.
  • Oct 8

    Video from Media Working Group: Why We Might Be More Captive Today

    Video from Media Working Group: Why We Might Be More Captive Today
    October 9, 2017 – Susan Crawford explains why we might be more of a captive audience now than we were a decade ago.
  • Aug 4

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider
    August 7, 2017 – The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar explores how consolidation has landed Internet access providers among the ranks of the most hated businesses in the country. Susan Crawford explains that when it comes to…
Rank this Week: 648

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 17

    Generosity and the Las Vegas Massacre

    Generosity and the Las Vegas Massacre
    Two weeks ago, I’d prepared commentary about the value of generosity in foreign affairs but awoke to the horrible reports from Las Vegas. I went ahead with it while I caught my breath and planned commentary about guns. But generosity is…
  • Oct 13

    What Happened at the Supreme Court Gerrymandering Argument

    What Happened at the Supreme Court Gerrymandering Argument
    Based on the U.S. Supreme Court argument in the Wisconsin Gerrymandering case, I am optimistic that we may get some very much needed reform. To see why, click here. Advertisement
  • Oct 10

    Guns and Vega

    Guns and Vega
    Why, after Vegas, Sandy Hook and other mass killings of decent men, women and children, is it so hard to get real gun control? The NRA was  an association of hunters and sportsman, reasonable and trustworthy neighbors. Now the NRA, its…
Rank this Week: 2770

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

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

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Oct 17

    Anna Comnena on the Crafty Sciences (Divination) @LaphamsQuart

    Anna Comnena on the Crafty Sciences (Divination) @LaphamsQuart
    The Princess Anna Comnena, on divination (via Lapham's Quarterly). More about her here from the Encyclopedia Britannica. Here is The Alexiad in a pdf, translated by Elizabeth Dawes, the first woman to receive a D. Litt. degree from the…
  • Sep 21

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

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

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

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

Legally Speaking Ohio

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

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 1846