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Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 9

    Did the Death of Copyright Hurt Anyone?

    Did the Death of Copyright Hurt Anyone?
    Intellectual property in digital form is easy to copy and easy to share, which makes enforcing copyright law against it difficult, often in practice impossible. Thus the shift of Intellectual Property—music, books, movies—to…
  • Dec 9

    How to Make Cherry Coke Zero

    How to Make Cherry Coke Zero
    I consume a lot of soda, mostly Coke Zero or Diet Coke–enough so that I buy it in two liter bottles. I enjoy sometimes switching to the cherry version of the drink for variety. Unfortunately, Cherry Coke Zero is not available in two…
  • Nov 24

    Friending on Facebook

    Friending on Facebook
    I get quite a lot of friend requests on Facebook, most of which I decline. I thought it would be worth explaining why here, in the hope that some of the people who want to friend me also read my blog.All of my FB posts are public, open to…
Rank this Week: 992

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Dec 7

    The University of Illinois at Chicago and The John Marshall Law School

    The University of Illinois at Chicago and The John Marshall Law School
    The American Bar Association Journal and other media outlets have reported that the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and The John Marshall Law School (JMLS) of Chicago have been discussing a possible merger that would make JMLS the…
  • Dec 3

    U.S. Abandons the Global Compact on Migration

    U.S. Abandons the Global Compact on Migration
    U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson announced that the United States has decided to stop its participation in the U.N. process to develop a Global Compact on Migration (GCM).
  • Dec 2

    Legislation Introduced to Repeal FACTA

    Legislation Introduced to Repeal FACTA
    U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced legislation to repeal the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). U.S. Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced a companion bill in the U.S. House. FACTA, a federal…
Rank this Week: 1243

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Dec 6

    Final thoughts: UNSW legal education research conference

    Final thoughts: UNSW legal education research conference
    This was a great conference.  I so enjoyed being back in Australia, meeting up with colleagues and friends again, and hearing what they were doing.  I wanted it to go on for days.  The programme is a tribute to the typical…
  • Dec 4

    Day 2, Plenary roundtable, UNSW legal research conference

    Day 2, Plenary roundtable, UNSW legal research conference
    Sally Lift first, talking on regulatory pressures.  She summarised the pressures.  She mentioned working with the profession to bring them with us, and the importance of ethical judgment as well as strategy, creativity, empathy,…
  • Dec 4

    Day 2, session 3, UNSW legal education research conference

    Day 2, session 3, UNSW legal education research conference
    This session is called ‘Writing for Law’.  First up, Philippa Ryan (UTS), on ‘Teaching law students the role of discourse markers’.  To improve their self assessment skills, their academic legal writing and…
Rank this Week: 990

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/
  • Dec 1

    Letter to Kelly

    Letter to Kelly
    Out of the blue, I got an email from a student at my university who I had never met.  She said that her best friend is graduating from college this month and will start law school in the fall.  As a graduation present, she is…
  • Dec 1

    Discussion of Restricting Use of Laptops in Cla

    Discussion of Restricting Use of Laptops in Cla
    I recently cross-posted “Are You Ready to Apply Unequivocal Research Findings That Students’ Use of Laptops in Class Reduces Learning” here and on the Indisputably blog. There it stimulated a series of comments by faculty…
  • Nov 24

    Are You Ready to Apply Unequivocal Research Findings That Students’ Use of Laptops in Class Reduces Learning?

    Are You Ready to Apply Unequivocal Research Findings That Students’ Use of Laptops in Class Reduces Learning?
    University of Michigan Education Professor Susan Dynarski wrote a compelling article in the New York Times, Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. She cites research finding that when students use laptops in class, they not…
Rank this Week: 908

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Guile is Good! Why We Need Lawyers

Stories, movies, and books, all with the same there--how lawyers can help make a better world.

http://www.guileisgood.com
  • Dec 1

    Not Garrison Keillor!

    Not Garrison Keillor!
    It’s easy enough to enjoy some righteous indignation when the Roy Moores of the world are accused of sexual harassment, but I have a different reaction when people I admire like Garrison Keillor, Louis C.K. and Al Franken are  the…
  • Nov 10

    It’s the Little Things that Count

    It’s the Little Things that Count
    The New York Times  has good news to report.  It turns out that doing good works. Non-profits in inner city areas that have worked on mundane projects– e.g. planting trees, building playgrounds,  mentoring students, and…
  • Nov 1

    Putting Humpty Together Again

    Putting Humpty Together Again
    The title to Tim Wu’s op-ed in the NYT sounds the alarm– “How Twitter Killed the First Amendment.”  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/opinion/twitter-first-amendment.html?_r=0. . Professor Wu  points out…
Rank this Week: 1234

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Nov 29

    Speakers Differ at Lubar Center Program on Whether Success in School Can Increase Social Mobility

    Speakers Differ at Lubar Center Program on Whether Success in School Can Increase Social Mobility
    When you say “social-emotional learning,” you’ve said something that prompts wide-ranging and provocative conversations about kindergarten through twelfth grade education. That was the case Wednesday at a morning-long…
  • Nov 28

    The Myth About Practicing IP

    The Myth About Practicing IP
    I was recently visiting a relative in the hospital when the attending physician struck up a conversation with my family.  When he found out that I am an attorney, he asked about my area of practice.  I told him that I practice…
  • Nov 16

    Voter Identification Laws Set Off Alarm Bells for “On the Issues” Speaker

    Voter Identification Laws Set Off Alarm Bells for “On the Issues” Speaker
    A cycle in which expansion of the right to vote is followed by efforts to suppress voting can be traced back to the 18th and 19th centuries, according to Professor Atiba Ellis. And the cycle continues now in ways that are…
Rank this Week: 808

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Another look at the Craig-Crawford disjuncture?

    Another look at the Craig-Crawford disjuncture?
    Crawford did not purport to disturb Maryland v. Craig, 497 U.S. 836 (1990), which allowed a prosecutor in some circumstances to present the testimony of a child by electronic transmission from a place outside the physical presence of the…
  • Sep 15

    Scotusblog piece on the effects of Melendez-Diaz

    Scotusblog piece on the effects of Melendez-Diaz
    Scotusblog recently ran a piece by Andrew Hamm titled Looking back at predictions in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts.  Here is a link. I think it's fair to say that this article bears out the conclusion that, despite the dire…
  • May 30

    An issue to be resolved: The treatment of autopsy report

    An issue to be resolved: The treatment of autopsy report
    This blog has remained dormant for some time, it part because I have been distracted by other work and in part because there haven't been all that many developments that I have thought are worth reporting on.  But I will try to begin…
Rank this Week: 732

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 8

    OK, Blogger. I give up.

    OK, Blogger. I give up.
    You're not letting me update my links, so I'm not posting to this blog any more.
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
Rank this Week: 1073

Irish Law Updates

Irish Law Updates

Updates on Irish and Northern Irish Law. By Darius Whelan.

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/blogger/blogger.html
  • Jul 17

    Events from July 2017 onward

    Events from July 2017 onward
    Updated listings of forthcoming events:Thu. 20 July 2017:Circuit Court Rules - a trap for the unwary? Litigation Seminar - Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, Dublin http://www.dsba.ie/seminars.574.html Thu. 27 July 2017:Commercial…
  • Mar 28

    Events in March 2017 and after

    Events in March 2017 and after
    I have updated the listings of events here.This is the current list: Wed. 29 March 2017:Making Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Meaningful,…
  • Mar 14

    Áine Hynes: The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 – What to Expect in Practice

    Áine Hynes: The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 – What to Expect in Practice
    Áine Hynes  -  Casey Photography This a summary of the presentation by Áine Hynes to the Legal Capacity Conference 2016 at University College Cork. The summary was written by Joanna Ralston.More information on…
Rank this Week: 1058

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Feb 6

    In Memoriam: Michael Levine

    In Memoriam: Michael Levine
    Everyone at the International Aviation Law Institute was saddened to hear of Michael Levine's passing this weekend. He was one of the airline industry's most influential figures, exemplified by a long and distinguished career at the Civil…
  • Dec 7

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger
    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a proposed settlement that would resolve its antitrust claims against Alaska Air Group's proposed acquisition of Virgin America, on the condition that Alaska limit its existing codeshare agreement with…
  • Dec 5

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has finally granted Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI) its requested foreign air carrier permit to begin operating flights to the United States. The announcement brings to a close a three-year saga…
Rank this Week: 883

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

Offers comments on social justice issues, news and court decisions. By Florida A&M College of Law Professor Jacqueline Dowd.

http://jackiedowd.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Denying housing over criminal record may be discrimination, Feds say

    Denying housing over criminal record may be discrimination, Feds say
    It may be getting easier for people with criminal records to find housing.In new guidance, the Department of Housing and Urban Development tells landlords that turning down tenants or buyers based on their criminal records may violate the…
  • Jan 9

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID

    Outrage forces Marseille to scrap yellow triangle ID
    Authorities in Marseille were blasted for its plan to issue its homeless with ID cards featuring yellow triangles that detail their health issues. Although the initiative was aimed at making it easier for health workers to know what they were…
  • Jan 9

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'

    French homeless forced to wear 'yellow triangles'
    Arnaud, a homeless man, wears the controversial yellow triangle. Photo: AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoul.Authorities in France’s second-largest city have come under fire for issuing its homeless with ID cards that detail their health issues.…
Rank this Week: 779

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 784

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 865

Gustavo Pamplona

Gustavo Pamplona

Direito Publico: constitucional, administrativo, ambiental e tributario.

http://gpamplona.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    FW: Pagamento Enviado (26489)

    FW: Pagamento Enviado (26489)
    Ola, boa tarde. Mandei depositar o dinheiro na sua conta. Confira ai o comprovante pra ver se esta tudo certo. Comprovante:   deposito-10-05-2014.zip                 …
  • May 9

    FW: Nota Fiscal Eletrônica Nf-E (20738)

    FW: Nota Fiscal Eletrônica Nf-E (20738)
    Prezado Sr.(a) Cliente Conforme solicitado segue o anexo da:   Nota Fiscal Eletrônica…
  • Mar 25

    Stillno reply from you yet?

    Stillno reply from you yet?
    Hello, You still have not responded to my first email after i have explained in detail the issue of your family perceived estate.Try and get back to me as soon as possible so that we can forge ahead on this issue immediately. Ala. [[ This…
Rank this Week: 906

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1233

Law School Innovation

Law School Innovation

Covers teaching, curriculum, and classroom technology. Edited by Professors Douglas A. Berman, Anupam Chander, Gene Koo and Mark W. Osler.

http://lsi.typepad.com/lsi/
  • Sep 3

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."

    "Tech skills are the key to law students’ future employment ..."
    Though I have not blogged in this space for a very long time, my own long history here of discussing how I think technologies should be at the center of law school innovation prompted me to want to blog about...
  • Oct 20

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget
    Legal education is under strain: Fewer people are applying to law school, and those who apply are less qualified. One result of this dynamic is that law schools are admitting fewer students, in order to keep qualifications up, but that...
  • Sep 19

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable
    One of the things we do well here at St. Thomas is establish mentor relationships for our students with lawyers in the community-- every student has a mentor. Neil Hamilton and Verna Monson have done some significant and important work...
Rank this Week: 1016

The Shout

The Shout

Covers wiretaps, privacy, copyright, and free speech. By Jennifer Granick.

http://www.granick.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    The Criminal NSA

    The Criminal NSA
    My opinion piece “The Criminal NSA” co-authored with Professor Christopher Sprigman has been published in the New York Times. The op ed is about NSA spying programs Prism and the collection of all phone metadata about…
  • Jun 28

    The Criminal NSA

    The Criminal NSA
    My opinion piece “The Criminal NSA” co-authored with Professor Christopher Sprigman has been published in the New York Times. The op ed is about NSA spying programs Prism and the collection of all phone metadata about…
  • Oct 30

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election
    GRANICK SLATE CARD NATIONAL ELECTION, NOVEMBER 2012   Friends, Romans, Republicans:  
Rank this Week: 1134

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

Covers the First Amendment, democracy and design in the digital age. By New York Law School Professor Beth Simone Noveck and members of the First Amendment in the Digital Age Course at Stanford University.

http://cairns.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love
    A few days ago I gave a presentation on “Solving Public Problems with Crowdsourcing” for 80 assembled governors of the Russian Federation outside of Moscow at an event on Contemporary Management Technologies. The presentation was…
  • Jun 5

    Wiki Style Government

    Wiki Style Government
    The Public Administration Select Committee of the UK Parliament issued a Report on Public Engagement in Policymaking calling for “wiki style” approaches to policymaking and creating greater engagement in the workings of…
  • Jun 3

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 1116

Food Law Prof Blog

Food Law Prof Blog

By Professor Donna Byrne.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/foodlaw/
  • Jan 14

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Food & Drug Law Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog

    About Food & Drug Law Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Food & Drug Law Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Sep 18

    About Food Law Prof Blog

    About Food Law Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Food Law Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
Rank this Week: 1165

Zeugma

Zeugma

Covers legal education, technology, rhetoric and legal theory. By Lancaster University's Sefton Bloxham, University of Warwick's Patricia McKellar, University of Strathclyde's Karen Barton and Glasgow Graduate School of Law's Paul Maharg.

http://zeugma.typepad.com/zeugma/
  • Jul 18

    Moving on...

    Moving on...
    I'm moving blog host, from Typepad to Wordpress.  I hadn't expected to go, but Typepad's recent newsletters on their company policies are making me edgy and, having been stung, like many academics, by Ning's recent policy changes (Dropbox…
  • May 17

    Ross Priory, 2011

    Ross Priory, 2011
    Spent two days at the invitation of Alan Paterson (Strathclyde) and Richard Susskind discussing legal practice and legal education at Ross Priory, Strathclyde's retreat house on Loch Lomond, which has one of the best views anywhere in…
  • Apr 29

    New book series: Emerging Legal Learning - call for title

    New book series: Emerging Legal Learning - call for title
    Over the past six months or so, amongst much else I've been involved in putting together a couple of book series.
Rank this Week: 806

Law Career Blog

Law Career Blog

Covers law schools, careers in law and alternative career options for lawyers. By Professor Gregory W. Bowman.

http://law-career.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    To Everything there is a Season

    To Everything there is a Season
    Obviously it has been a while since I have posted on this blog. Why is that? I suppose it is because I have accomplished much of what I wanted to with Law Career Blog as a solo blog. I felt I had important things to say on teaching and…
  • Aug 25

    The Most Important Day of Cla

    The Most Important Day of Cla
    Last week was my first week of classes for the 2008-2009 academic year, and I was all ready to write a post called "The Most Important Day of Class." The whole premise was that the first day of class is the most important day of class for…
  • Aug 10

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty

    The Benefits of Senior, Junior, and Adjunct Law Faculty
    There was an interesting post on the Law Librarian Blog this week concerning the benefits of senior, junior, and adjunct faculty in the classroom. The post can be linked to here. This is a subject that interests me greatly, and readers will…
Rank this Week: 1181

Products Liability Prof Blog

Products Liability Prof Blog

Member of the law professor blogs network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/products_liability/
  • Aug 16

    About Products Liability Prof Blog

    About Products Liability Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Products Liability Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jul 10

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law
    The popular Drug and Device Law blog posted a piece yesterday where they reviewed the developments in product liability law for the last few decades and graded them in relation to help to their corporate clients. It is a nice...
  • Jul 2

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor
    General Motors Corporation has agreed to assume responsibility for all future liability claims filed after the automaker emerges from bankruptcy, regardless of when the vehicle was made. GM had planned to include its product liability claims…
Rank this Week: 750

ByteLawyer Briefings

ByteLawyer Briefings

Covers current law and technology developments affecting business and society. By Nanyang Business School Professor Harry SK Tan.

http://bytelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader
    In what appears to be a straightforward case of licensors of Animeware - ODEX - for illegal downloading of pirated copies by thousands, Odex filed suits against all the local commercial ISPs to obtain the identities of those who downloaded…
  • Aug 19

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?
    Day 1 of State of Play Conference. Interestingly the latest case reported of the synthetic worlds is the case of EROS LLC suing Volkov Catteneo” who broke the sex program’s copy protection and sold unauthorized copies. So naturally…
  • Aug 19

    State of Play Conference BEGINS

    State of Play Conference BEGINS
    Finally the long awaited conference has begun. Last night at the opening dinner for participants, meeting all the thought leaders, academics and businesses involved in the building and use of synthetic environments is exciting. There was a…
Rank this Week: 1319

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and…

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog

Covers international laws of war, international law, related human rights topics, international NGOs, and the theory of the just war. By Professor Kenneth Anderson.

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1182

Excess of Democracy

Excess of Democracy

This blog covers election law issues and issues related to legal education. By Professor Derek T. Muller.

http://excessofdemocracy.com
  • Dec 13

    Is the ABA any good at evaluating judicial nominees?

    Is the ABA any good at evaluating judicial nominees?
    The American Bar Association ("ABA") has long been evaluating federal judicial nominees, and it has received some scrutiny for how it goes about doing so. There have been empirical studies to show that Republican-nominated judicial candidates…
  • Dec 6

    A small data point on an emergency designation in a California election

    A small data point on an emergency designation in a California election
    Emergencies and elections don't get along well. The threat of emergencies, like acts of terrorism or massive weather events, remain a concern in elections, but we seem to lack many structures in place to handle such events.Fires in Sonoma…
  • Dec 6

    Sexual misconduct, Senate precedent, and the Expulsion Clause

    Sexual misconduct, Senate precedent, and the Expulsion Clause
    I recently wrote a piece at Law & Liberty on the Senate's power to expel Roy Moore in the event he wins the Alabama Senate special election. He has been accused of sexual misconduct, and calls for him to resign have not been heeded. Some…
Rank this Week: 2644

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/
  • Dec 13

    Ten Law Schools Sanctioned by the ABA

    Ten Law Schools Sanctioned by the ABA
    Since August 2016, ABA has issued warnings or imposed probation on ten schools for lax admissions standards that set up students for failure on the bar exam. According to JD Journal (here), Law.com has compiled this list: Appalachian School…
  • Dec 13

    N.Y. Times Picks the Best 10 Books of 2017

    N.Y. Times Picks the Best 10 Books of 2017
    Here they are with brief descriptions and links to book reviews. (ljs)
  • Dec 13

    TV Show Based on Law School Experience of Dr. Phil’s Son?

    TV Show Based on Law School Experience of Dr. Phil’s Son?
    And it’s a comedy (!) Yes, CBS is developing a TV series (loosely?) based on the law school years of Dr. Phil’s son at SMU. From Deadline Hollywood: Written by O’Shannon and Cochran, Class Action is based on Jay McGraw’s...
Rank this Week: 2665

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/
  • Dec 13

    Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty to Wind up his Official U.S. Visit on Friday -- Tune In

    Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty to Wind up his Official U.S. Visit on Friday -- Tune In
    Over the past two weeks, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, Philip Alston, has traveled across the U.S. speaking with government officials, NGOs and everyday people about poverty in the U.S. After a final stop in Charleston, West…
  • Dec 12

    The Children’s Peace Prize Winner: An Inspirational Reminder

    The Children’s Peace Prize Winner: An Inspirational Reminder
    by Jonathan Todres This week, sixteen-year-old Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria was awarded the International Children's Peace Prize for his work ensuring the rights of Syrian refugee children. When he was 12 years old, Al Jounde, a Syrian…
  • Dec 11

    The Philosophy Behind Sanctuary Jurisdiction

    The Philosophy Behind Sanctuary Jurisdiction
    by Serena Parekh, guest contributor, Assoc. Professor of Philosophy, Northeastern University On November 21, a federal judge permanently blocked one of President Trump’s most controversial executive orders: cutting federal funding to…
Rank this Week: 2663

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 1463

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/
  • Dec 13

    MeToo is Working but MeToo is not Enough

    MeToo is Working but MeToo is not Enough
    MeToo is Working: New Data Shows Attitudes on Harassment are Changing Two months after the New York Times published an earth-shattering exposé about Harvey Weinstein's history of alleged sexual harassment and assault, the #MeToo movement…
  • Dec 13

    How the Legal World Built a Wall of Silence Around Workplace Sexual Harassment

    How the Legal World Built a Wall of Silence Around Workplace Sexual Harassment
    Professor Minna Kotkin, How the Legal World Built a Wall of Silence Around Workplace Sexual Harassment A secret about sexual harassment on the job is finally coming to light. It’s not that harassment is still rampant in some industries,…
  • Dec 12

    Why Do Men Sexually Hara

    Why Do Men Sexually Hara
    3 Psychologists Explain Why Men Harass Women in the Workplace 1. Desire to "protect occupational territory" Shawn Burn, Ph.D., is a psychology professor at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis. She says…
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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/
  • Dec 13

    Tax Cut Cash To Be Used for Job Creation?

    Tax Cut Cash To Be Used for Job Creation?
    Though it is only one instance of many, the confession from the CEO of the home builder Toll Bros. provides more proof that tax cuts for corporations and wealthy individuals do not create jobs. As reported by Joseph N. DiStefano in his recent…
  • Dec 11

    A $1.5 Trillion Tax Gamble, With Someone Else’s Money

    A $1.5 Trillion Tax Gamble, With Someone Else’s Money
    In a recent commentary, George Will rushes to the defense of the badly drafted, error-riddled, unwise, and catastrophic monstrosity of a tax bill being railroaded through the Congress. Though Will usually speaks with wisdom and manifests…
  • Dec 8

    Robots Doing Tax Planning?

    Robots Doing Tax Planning?
    A bit more than a year ago, in Robots Doing Tax Returns?, I explained the reasons I hesitate to jump on the “let the robots prepare tax returns” bandwagon. After pointing out the shortcomings of self-driving vehicles and allegedly…
Rank this Week: 1448

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Another perspective on the passthrough

    Another perspective on the passthrough
    Mark the Knife posted a comment on a prior blog post of mine in this series. As I found it perceptive, I hope he doesn't mind my pasting it in here:The push for a passthrough tax seemed based on some sort of odd understanding by members of…
  • Dec 12

    The passthrough rules versus consumption taxation

    The passthrough rules versus consumption taxation
    My last two blogposts addressed the incoherence of the passthrough rules, and their having no discernible underlying policy rationale (even one that is wrong) that can be stated at a more general level than "liked by the Congressional…
  • Dec 12

    An added thought about passthroughs: is it supposed to be about having "employees"?

    An added thought about passthroughs: is it supposed to be about having "employees"?
    In my last post, I inquired into what "guardrails" might mean, in the context of the passthrough rules, given the lack of any underlying theory for who gets the benefit and who doesn't. But a further thought that occurs to me is, are the…
Rank this Week: 4688

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Dec 12

    Facebook Messenger Kids—Good for Whom?

    Facebook Messenger Kids—Good for Whom?
    University of Washington law professor Anita Ramasastry comments on Facebook’s recently announced messenger app for kids. Ramasastry describes the key features of Facebook’s new program and explores the privacy and safety concerns…
  • Dec 11

    Liberty and Equality Sometimes Require Tragic Choices, Just Not in Masterpiece Cakeshop

    Liberty and Equality Sometimes Require Tragic Choices, Just Not in Masterpiece Cakeshop
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf explains why the Masterpiece Cakeshop case before the US Supreme Court—in which the Court will decide whether a baker may refuse to serve a gay couple based on his religious…
  • Dec 10

    Why Government?

    Why Government?
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies points out that “the market” did not create any of the benefits to which most of us have come to feel entitled to—including workers’ compensation, mortgage interest…
Rank this Week: 3414

The China Collection

The China Collection

Covers modern Chinese law.

http://thechinacollection.org/
Rank this Week: 2045

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/
  • Dec 12

    From Chaos to Monopoly – the End of Net-Neutrality

    From Chaos to Monopoly – the End of Net-Neutrality
    Those of us warning that American democracy is threatened have still been stunned by how fast. Political polarization elsewhere has led democracies to collapse. Polarization here has largely been the unintended consequence of a legal…
  • Dec 9

    Equal Rights Could Be Better Served

    Equal Rights Could Be Better Served
    I think Al Franken made a mistake – actually lots of mistakes but let’s add one more: he should have stayed in the Senate and joined the Republican Party. Franken was a comedian and some will laugh or smirk at that comment.…
  • Dec 5

    Sticking with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iran nuclear agreement

    Sticking with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iran nuclear agreement
    JOPAC was the multi-national 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the Iran nuclear agreement. I’m happy to say that I’ve never been closer to nuclear weapons than listening to my chemistry professor, himself part of…
Rank this Week: 3092

The Surly Subgroup

The Surly Subgroup

Covers tax law. By tax law professors.

https://surlysubgroup.com/
  • Dec 12

    Potential Effects of Tax Reform on Work (Guest Posts @ On Labor Blog)

    Potential Effects of Tax Reform on Work (Guest Posts @ On Labor Blog)
    Shu-Yi Oei Diane Ring and I were invited to write a guest post for the On Labor blog, to explain the potential effects of tax reform on work arrangements for a labor law audience. There was some interest in tax reform among labor law experts…
  • Dec 11

    Opening Volleys in South Dakota v. Wayfair

    Opening Volleys in South Dakota v. Wayfair
    By Adam Thimmesch Much of the tax world is currently focused on federal tax reform, and rightfully so. The speed with which the Republicans are pushing a bill through Congress has required an intense burst of attention, and academics…
  • Dec 8

    Dear Uncle Sam:

    Dear Uncle Sam:
    Dear Mr. Tax Man, Uncle Sam, Sir: I am writing this letter in December on my ten-minute break at work.  I apologize for my rushed handwriting and the tardiness of this letter. I don’t have access to a computer, except for short…
Rank this Week: 1978

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/
Rank this Week: 3778

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: 2262

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: 2687

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
  • Dec 6

    Final thoughts: UNSW legal education research conference

    Final thoughts: UNSW legal education research conference
    This was a great conference.  I so enjoyed being back in Australia, meeting up with colleagues and friends again, and hearing what they were doing.  I wanted it to go on for days.  The programme is a tribute to the typical…
  • Dec 4

    Day 2, Plenary roundtable, UNSW legal research conference

    Day 2, Plenary roundtable, UNSW legal research conference
    Sally Lift first, talking on regulatory pressures.  She summarised the pressures.  She mentioned working with the profession to bring them with us, and the importance of ethical judgment as well as strategy, creativity, empathy,…
  • Dec 4

    Day 2, session 3, UNSW legal education research conference

    Day 2, session 3, UNSW legal education research conference
    This session is called ‘Writing for Law’.  First up, Philippa Ryan (UTS), on ‘Teaching law students the role of discourse markers’.  To improve their self assessment skills, their academic legal writing and…
Rank this Week: 2553

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 4601

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/
  • Dec 1

    Reconcili-Action for the Holiday

    Reconcili-Action for the Holiday
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, It’s our last post of the semester and, if you’re anything like me, you’re probably telling your friends and family how stressed you are over your two finals and the three twenty-five-page papers you have due next…
  • Nov 30

    Moving Forward and Looking Back: Indigenous Women

    Moving Forward and Looking Back: Indigenous Women
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, The Lives of Indigenous Women: A Recap The lives of Indigenous women are unique and were discussed over a two-week period on our blog. We began with a theoretical overview of Indigenous Feminist Legal Theory (IFLT) and…
  • Nov 29

    Moving Forward and Looking Back: Criminal Justice

    Moving Forward and Looking Back: Criminal Justice
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, Criminal Justice: A Recap Canada’s criminal justice system interacts with Indigenous individuals in a number of unique, and often negative, ways. Our blog spent two weeks profiling how these interactions happen. First,…
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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
  • Nov 27

    The turbulent future of law school admission

    The turbulent future of law school admission
    The most significant change in law school admissions in a generation is silently underway. A couple dozen law schools undertook a pilot program to determine whether the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) predicted law school grades as well as…
  • Nov 22

    California deans still lobbying to lower the bar for new lawyer

    California deans still lobbying to lower the bar for new lawyer
    The July 2017 California bar exam results are out and the results are a big relief to many applicants. The passing rate for first-time takers from ABA-accredited schools increased to 70%, a five-year high and a big increase over last year's…
  • Nov 7

    Predicting the July 2017 California bar pass rate

    Predicting the July 2017 California bar pass rate
    The overall pass rate on the California Bar Examination has declined since 2008, reaching a 30-year low of 43% in 2016. As a result, there's a great deal of speculation about what the pass rate will be for the July 2017 exam, which is still…
Rank this Week: 2725

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

Covers legal education and the legal industry. By Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • Nov 18

    Interview With ‘All About Cats’ Regarding the ‘Find Kitty Nala’ Book

    Interview With ‘All About Cats’ Regarding the ‘Find Kitty Nala’ Book
    A year ago, I did an interview about the Find Kitty Nala book for the website “All About Cats.” I intended to repost it here but the draft got buried. Today, I’m celebrating Caturday by exhuming this draft (better late...
  • Nov 18

    Celebrating Our 20 Year Wedding Anniversary!

    Celebrating Our 20 Year Wedding Anniversary!
    Lisa and I recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. Because the Internet wasn’t ubiquitous in 1997, our wedding isn’t documented online like it would be today. Therefore, I thought it would be helpful to collect some key…
  • Sep 25

    Announcing ‘Tech Edge JD,’ a Major New Innovation in High Tech Legal Education

    Announcing ‘Tech Edge JD,’ a Major New Innovation in High Tech Legal Education
    Santa Clara Law recently announced the launch of a new certificate, the Tech Edge JD (abbreviated TEJD). The first cohort of TEJD students will start Fall 2018, and we are now accepting applications for the program. See the program’s…
Rank this Week: 3997

GreenLaw

GreenLaw

provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law. By Pace University School of Law's environmental law program.

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Oct 10

    Pruitt’s Arbitrary Cost Accounting is Built into the Concept of Cost Benefit Analysi

    Pruitt’s Arbitrary Cost Accounting is Built into the Concept of Cost Benefit Analysi
    EPA Adminstrator Scott Pruitt announced yesterday that today he will propose the repeal of the Obama-EPA Clean Power Plan, which required a system of carbon-emissions reductions by power plants to mitigate climate harms.  The CPP was a…
  • Apr 28

    Carbon Tax based on Social Cost of Carbon: Cost Benefit Analysis in Disguise?

    Carbon Tax based on Social Cost of Carbon: Cost Benefit Analysis in Disguise?
    Bangla Desh Flooding David Robert’s second installment of his ruminations on carbon taxes is out here, and is worth a read. Shorter David Roberts: a $10 per ton carbon tax based on low estimates of the social cost of carbon is still…
  • Apr 28

    Earth Week, Tax Week, Carbon Tax

    Earth Week, Tax Week, Carbon Tax
    (reposted from the old Green Law web site- originally posted 4/22/16) I see that both David Roberts and Paul Krugman have been writing about carbon pricing — specifically carbon taxes — this week as a mechanism to achieve the…
Rank this Week: 3040

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

From the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law.

http://haifalawfaculty.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    האינטרס הציבורי בצמצום…

    האינטרס הציבורי בצמצום מאסרים – על חובות התביעה בעקבות דוח ועדת דורנר     מאת אורן גזל-אייל<!--[if !supportFootnotes]-->[1]<!--[endif]--> והילה…
  • Sep 17

    במקום שאין אנשים, השתדל להיות איש

    במקום שאין אנשים, השתדל להיות איש
    פורסם במקביל ב- JOKOPOST המאמר נכתב במשותף עם איל גרונר בית המשפט העליון דחה את ערעורו של שומר באתר בנייה (להלן: המערער) על דחיית תביעת…
  • Sep 12

    רוחות שינוי במדיניות…

    רוחות שינוי במדיניות הענישה גירסה קצרה של הרשימה פורסמה בעיתון הארץ: https://www.haaretz.co.il/opinions/.premium-1.4440957  דוח הסניגוריה הציבורית שפורסם…
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