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Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic
    James Ming Chen, Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economics, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2705196 or http://bit.ly/FablesReconstruction: Environmental economics provides an…
  • Nov 3

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior
    James Ming Chen, Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2683557 or http://bit.ly/MomentaryLapses: The conventional capital asset pricing model (CAPM) remains the preferred…
  • Aug 29

    Law on the market

    Law on the market
    Daniel Martin Katz, Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger & James Ming Chen, Law on the Market? Evaluating the Securities Market Impact of Supreme Court Decisions, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649726 or…
Rank this Week: 997

Failed Evidence

Failed Evidence

Covers arrests, prosecutions, and news relating to: criminal court cases, scientific evidence, eyewitness evidence, exonerated convicts, innocence, injustice, and the law enforcement system's general resistance to science. By David A. Harris.

http://failedevidence.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 628

The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

Covers law, politics, pop culture, sports, and a touch of Iowa. By University of Iowa professor Tung Yin.

http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/
  • Apr 21

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk
    It seems quite fitting that the Seattle Seahawks traded for Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. This way, a player who violated NCAA rules about getting free stuff while at Ohio State and then left Ohio State early (after agreeing that he...
  • Apr 5

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

    Play (fantasy) baseball!
    Way back in 2001, I started a fantasy baseball league with fellow lawyers and staff at Munger Tolles & Olson. Naturally, we called the league "BatMungers." Even as several of us left the firm (and in some of our cases,...
  • Apr 2

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....
    I'm not one for sit-coms, so I didn't watch "How I Met Your Mother" during its 9-year-run, but being the avid Entertainment Weekly reader that I am, I know something about the show. So I was mildly curious about how...
Rank this Week: 817

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: 582

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 835

Community Benefits Agreements

Community Benefits Agreements

A blawg about community benefits agreements by Amy Levine staff attorney at the Government Law Center of Albany Law School.

http://communitybenefits.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    National Survey on CBA

    National Survey on CBA
    Dr. Tom Musil at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, is conducting a national survey on CBAs, and readers who have participated in CBAs should take a few minutes to fill it out. There hasn't been very much research on how…
  • Aug 9

    An "Obstructionist Manifesto"

    An "Obstructionist Manifesto"
    I've been very busy of late, and not following the news or posting as often as I would like. I apologize. The short version of the news in Buffalo is that Bass Pro, the long-proposed anchor tenant of the Canal Side project, pulled out, and…
  • Jul 14

    The debate continues on Buffalo's waterfront and possible community benefit

    The debate continues on Buffalo's waterfront and possible community benefit
    Earlier this week, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC, a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation) finalized an agreement with the New York Power Authority to issue $105 million in bonds for Buffalo's…
Rank this Week: 659

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: 707

Cases and Materials on Business…

Cases and Materials on Business Entities

Covers new developments in business entity law. By Seattle University School of Law Professor Eric A. Chiappinelli.

http://businessentitiesonline.typepad.com/new_developments/
  • Mar 25

    Delaware Supreme Court on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting

    Delaware Supreme Court on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting
    The Delaware Supreme Court, sitting en banc, has held that the Court of Chancery erred when it ruled that liability for breach of the duty of loyalty in a bad faith context could be imposed without a showing of intent.  
  • Sep 15

    South Dakota Supreme Court on LLC dissolution

    South Dakota Supreme Court on LLC dissolution
    The Supreme Court of South Dakota has held that an LLC may be dissolved when two of four members refuse to renegotiate the terms of an agreement between the LLC and those two members.   In Kirksey v. Grohmann, four sisters were left equal…
  • Sep 2

    Delaware Court of Chancery on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting again

    Delaware Court of Chancery on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting again
    The Delaware Court of Chancery has erroneously held that it was correct in its earlier decision to permit a case to survive summary judgment under Stone v. Ritter without facts indicating that the defendants intended to violate a known duty.…
Rank this Week: 992

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 1238

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/
  • Jun 17

    US Bill Seeks to Affirm US Committment to International LBGTI Right

    US Bill Seeks to Affirm US Committment to International LBGTI Right
    Senator Edward Markey and Congressman Alan Lowenthal introduced the International Human Rights Defense Act of 2018 in both the house and the senate. The legislators seek to make the human rights commitment to LGTI rights a priority nationally…
  • Jun 15

    Not Fake News: The Administration Is Rejecting All Human Right

    Not Fake News: The Administration Is Rejecting All Human Right
    What has become frighteningly clear is that the Administration is moving quickly to deny that human rights are of any consequence. That human rights exist and human rights law has any influence is soon to be fake news. In addition...
  • Jun 14

    A Human Rights Ethics Code for Law Firms and Law Clinic

    A Human Rights Ethics Code for Law Firms and Law Clinic
    In A Human Rights Code of Conduct: Ambitious Moral Aspiration For a Public Interest Law Office of Law Clinic, Prof. Lauren Bartlett addresses the development of lawyer ethics with a focus on the development of a human rights ethical code....
Rank this Week: 2423

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/
Rank this Week: 1081

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
Rank this Week: 1422

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Jun 17

    Father’s Day

    Father’s Day
    Twice this week, on Thursday and Friday, I wrote of how good people are made, not born.  I have so written because we seem to be short good people in highly visible positions these days.  The country is actually full of good people,…
  • Jun 16

    Missouri Attorney General and Senatorial Candidate Josh Hawley on MSNBC w/Hugh

    Missouri Attorney General and Senatorial Candidate Josh Hawley on MSNBC w/Hugh
    The audio:
  • Jun 15

    Thoughts on the IG Report From 35,000 Feet

    Thoughts on the IG Report From 35,000 Feet
    OK, let’s start by consolidating sources.  Here is a link to the report itself.  (Fair warning – the Executive Summary is 14 pages.  This thing is a Russian novel, not a report.)  I have only skimmed it. …
Rank this Week: 2638

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/
Rank this Week: 2416

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

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

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1613

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jun 15

    FBI v. Apple -- Round 2 . . .

    FBI v. Apple -- Round 2 . . .
    How important is your iPhone privacy? Does it defeat law enforcement's interest in obtaining evidence of child pornography productions from your iPhone? According to a recent New York Times article, Apple decided to plug a privacy…
  • Jun 14

    Un-Sexy Headline: USB Restricted Mode Will Improve iPhone User Security

    Un-Sexy Headline: USB Restricted Mode Will Improve iPhone User Security
    In the upcoming version of the Apple iPhone iOS operating system, iOS 12, the phone’s Lightning cable port (used for charging and data transmission) will be disabled an hour after the phone is locked. The device will still charge, but…
  • May 25

    GDPR Rules as a US Response to Cambridge Analytica?

    GDPR Rules as a US Response to Cambridge Analytica?
    Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into force today, after two years of preparation. Anxiety and fallout from the law are running high. Some US businesses, including major newspapers, have blocked all European access…
Rank this Week: 1067

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
Rank this Week: 2580

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    President Trump As A Client (Representative)

    President Trump As A Client (Representative)
    A report tells us that the White House counsel, Don McGahn, recused his staff from Special Counsel Mueller's investigation because staff members had participated in events relevant to that investigation. An earlier report claimed that Mr.…
  • Jun 13

    An unfortunate depublication

    An unfortunate depublication
    I noticed today that the California Supreme Court depublished Broadway Victoria, LLC v. Norminton, Wiita & Fuster, 10 Cal. App. 5th 1185, 217 Cal. Rptr. 3d 414 (Ct. App. 2017), review denied and ordered not to be officially published…
  • Jun 6

    Attending Law & Society? Join us for "Now and Then, Here and There: Critical Perspectives on Diversity and the Profession from North America and the UK"

    Attending Law & Society? Join us for "Now and Then, Here and There: Critical Perspectives on Diversity and the Profession from North America and the UK"
    If you're attending the Law & Society Association Annual Meeting in Toronto this week, I hope you'll join us Saturday afternoon from 2:45-4:30PM for a roundtable session. Participants include Steven Vaughan, University College London,…
Rank this Week: 1188

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/
  • Jun 15

    Trickle-Down Variation Is No Better Than Trickle-Down

    Trickle-Down Variation Is No Better Than Trickle-Down
    Reader Morris sent me a link to an article of a little more than a week ago. In the article, Joseph Lawler reports on comments made by JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon. Dimon was defending the December tax cuts against criticism that most…
  • Jun 13

    A Tale of Taxes and Bridge

    A Tale of Taxes and Bridge
    Sometimes stories teach lessons much more efficiently, and interestingly, than do recitations of law and policy. In his recent report Daniel C. Vock shares a sad tale of how tax aversion is causing misery for everyone, including those who…
  • Jun 11

    Tax Law Aggravation: Is It the Theory or the Practical Application?

    Tax Law Aggravation: Is It the Theory or the Practical Application?
    A recent case, Johnson v. Comr., T.C. Summ. Op. 2018-31, provides an opportunity to examine whether it is the theory or the practical application that makes tax law so aggravating. Of course, it could be both.On his 2014 federal income tax…
Rank this Week: 1607

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/
  • Jun 15

    Even Creators of Super Heroes Can Need Protection . . . from Elder Abuse

    Even Creators of Super Heroes Can Need Protection . . . from Elder Abuse
    Sad news is emerging from Los Angeles that Stan Lee, the legendary comic book author, film producer, Marvel Comic magnate and occasional actor (often with brilliant, subtle cameos) went to court this week. He was seeking a temporary…
  • Jun 14

    The Evolution of Email Scammers: Moving from Granny, to Granny's Lawyers and Financial Companies as Their Target

    The Evolution of Email Scammers: Moving from Granny, to Granny's Lawyers and Financial Companies as Their Target
    In my Elder Protection Clinic days, I met with family members of older adults victimized by off-shore scammers. In one notable case, the older mother, normally a savvy woman about her personal finances, had succumbed to the flattery of…
  • Jun 12

    Medicare Trustees Release Bleak News on Trust Fund

    Medicare Trustees Release Bleak News on Trust Fund
    The Medicare Trustees have released their 2018 annual report, which is chock-full of empirical data. Reporting on this, the New York Times puts things in perspective with their story:Medicare’s Trust Fund Is Set to Run Out in 8 Years.…
Rank this Week: 1370

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jun 14

    Attitudinal and Doctrinal Takeaways from the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

    Attitudinal and Doctrinal Takeaways from the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case
    Illinois Law dean and professor Vikram David Amar and UC Davis Law emeritus professor Alan E. Brownstein discuss two doctrinal issues raised in the Supreme Court’s majority and concurring opinions in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v.…
  • Jun 13

    Good News About Social Security

    Good News About Social Security
    GW Law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan explains why Social Security is so important, and why Republicans’ claim that it is “going to go broke” is so dishonest. Buchanan briefly describes how Social Security was…
  • Jun 12

    Originalism, the Contracts Clause, and the Sveen Case

    Originalism, the Contracts Clause, and the Sveen Case
    Cornell law professor Michael C. Dorf argues that the form of originalism typically espoused by scholars—in which constitutional interpretation aims to recover the original public meaning of the text—often ends up being abused in…
Rank this Week: 3281

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/
  • Jun 14

    People v. McVey (Cal. Ct. App. - June 12, 2018)

    People v. McVey (Cal. Ct. App. - June 12, 2018)
    You're outside an adult bookstore in Hollywood, with a semiautomatic pistol in your waistband, when you buy $40 worth of cocaine from two guys who walk up to you.  Once they leave, you realize that it's just powdered sugar.So you're…
  • Jun 13

    Shiver v. Laramee (Cal. Ct. App. - June 12, 2018)

    Shiver v. Laramee (Cal. Ct. App. - June 12, 2018)
    This might be the most personally important case in the Court of Appeal you read this year.  It's also one that conflicts with everything I've ever been taught about driving on the highway.Here are the basic facts -- simplified for easy…
  • Jun 12

    People v. Killion (Cal. Ct. App. - June 11, 2018)

    People v. Killion (Cal. Ct. App. - June 11, 2018)
    Sometimes signalling your willingness to be reversed helps the Court of Appeal.  If only because it assists them in writing an incredibly short opinion.  For example, here, the appellate opinion is only seven double-spaced pages…
Rank this Week: 1627

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • Jun 13

    Supreme Cases Awaiting Decision

    Supreme Cases Awaiting Decision
    With less than two weeks left before the Supreme Court finishes its term and begins its summer recess, there remain several major--i.e., possibly blockbuster--decisions yet to be announced. They deal with presidential power to restrict…
  • Jun 11

    Today's Voter Removal Case & Why This Court is Awful

    Today's Voter Removal Case & Why This Court is Awful
    The Supreme Court's decision today in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute upheld Ohio's procedure for removing registered voters from the state's rolls. The vote was 5 to 4. The Justices were split along party lines. All the Republican…
  • Jun 4

    The Cakeshop case: What the Court Did NOT Decide

    The Cakeshop case: What the Court Did NOT Decide
    The Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the baker in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. In short, the baker had refused on religious grounds to create a cake for a same-sex couple's marriage celebration. The state of…
Rank this Week: 3750

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/
  • Jun 13

    Stop Dumping All the Risks on Blue Collar Worker

    Stop Dumping All the Risks on Blue Collar Worker
    That commentary was originally scheduled to air on WAMC on June 5. They did post it on their website but the audio was pre-empted by the Pledge Drive. Instead they aired it a week later on June 12. Even though they’d posted it, I wanted…
  • Jun 5

    Stop Dumping All the Risks on Blue Collar Worker

    Stop Dumping All the Risks on Blue Collar Worker
    I have been thinking about all the blue-collar workers who believed that Donald Trump would do a great deal for them. We often talk about the risks that entrepreneurs face but capitalism does its best to outsource risk to blue-collar workers.…
  • May 29

    Workers’ Rights Dishonored Again by the Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority

    Workers’ Rights Dishonored Again by the Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority
    Once again, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court demonstrates the Court’s and the president’s hostility to worker rights. In cases testing whether companies can require their employees to sign agreements that…
Rank this Week: 3111

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 13

    What Might The Supreme Court’s Decision In Epic Systems Mean For Sports?

    What Might The Supreme Court’s Decision In Epic Systems Mean For Sports?
    On May 21, 2018, in Epic Sys. Corp. v. Lewis (“Epic Systems”), 584 U.S. __ (2018), the Supreme Court of the United States issued an important ruling for the future of employee-employer disputes.  The Court held that…
  • May 24

    Irony can be pretty ironic

    Irony can be pretty ironic
    Does anyone recognize the tragic irony that the Milwaukee Police Department released this (and got this response from the Milwaukee Bucks) on the same day the NFL announced this.
  • May 14

    The Save America's Pastime Act

    The Save America's Pastime Act
    At the behest of Major League Baseball, the omnibus spending bill that Congress enacted back in March included a short, half-page provision known as the Save America's Pastime Act (SAPA). The SAPA created a new exemption to the Fair Labor…
Rank this Week: 1354

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/
  • Jun 13

    Book from Oral Histories of Women Lawyer

    Book from Oral Histories of Women Lawyer
    CSPAN, 20th Century Trailblazing Women Lawyers 20th Century Trailblazing Women Lawyers In 2005, the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession initiated oral history interviews with 100 senior women lawyers including…
  • Jun 13

    Attorney General Announces Domestic Violence No Longer Legal Basis for Asylum

    Attorney General Announces Domestic Violence No Longer Legal Basis for Asylum
    NYT, Sessions Says Domestic and Gang Violence are not Grounds for Asylum Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday made it all but impossible for asylum seekers to gain entry into the United States by citing fears of domestic abuse…
  • Jun 13

    Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Today on Sexual Harassment by Judge

    Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Today on Sexual Harassment by Judge
    Watch the hearing here on CSPAN Senate Committee Examines Workplace Misconduct in the Federal Judiciary, June 13, 2018 Joan Biskupic, CNN, Senate Judiciary Committee Takes up #MeToo in the Courts The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear…
Rank this Week: 2428

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

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1605

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
  • Jun 2

    Directions conference, parallel session 3

    Directions conference, parallel session 3
    Final parallel session.  First up, Richard Hedlund (Lincoln University Law School) on ‘Modernising the (property law) curriculum at Lincoln Law School’.  He focused on the direction and restraints he faced in his…
  • Jun 1

    Directions conference, Future of legal education II

    Directions conference, Future of legal education II
    The next slot of parallel sessions, and I’m attending the second future of legal education  session.  First up, Eugene Lim, City U of Hong Kong, on ‘Teaching jurisprudence in a ‘technology-enabled’ classroom:…
  • Jun 1

    Plenary: Julian Webb – ‘Beyond Futureshock – will there be a law school in 2040?’

    Plenary: Julian Webb – ‘Beyond Futureshock – will there be a law school in 2040?’
    Next up, Julian talking about technological life, ‘onlaw’, future shock and towards an ‘onlaw’ curriculum.   He started by talking about technology – what is it?  He quoted Schon on technology…
Rank this Week: 1907

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
  • May 31

    The "JD Advantage" problem in law school placement ranking

    The "JD Advantage" problem in law school placement ranking
    A law school's job placement success is one of the most important factors in a prospective law student's decision where (or whether) to attend law school, and it should be. Each year when the ABA Employment Outcomes disclosure is published,…
  • May 21

    The 27% pass rate on the February 2018 California Bar Examination is not as surprising as it seem

    The 27% pass rate on the February 2018 California Bar Examination is not as surprising as it seem
    The results for the February 2018 California bar exam are out, and the statistics are grim. Only 27.3% of those who took the exam passed, which is the lowest passing rate for any bar examination in California's records. The low passing rates…
  • Mar 12

    How much time does it take to write a law review article?

    How much time does it take to write a law review article?
    How long does it take to write a law review article? This question sometimes arises as law faculties balance the competing expectations of teaching, service, and scholarship. The main asset that a law school has is its reputation, which the…
Rank this Week: 1874

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
  • May 29

    Continued hope for modest law school applicant increase in 2018

    Continued hope for modest law school applicant increase in 2018
    After a sharp spike in LSAT test-takers in July 2017, I noted that it was good news, with some caution, because first-time test-takers were slowly becoming smaller and smaller in the LSAT test-taker pool. In December 2017, I noted the same…
  • May 1

    Small law firm jobs shrink dramatically and big law hiring picks up for the Class of 2017

    Small law firm jobs shrink dramatically and big law hiring picks up for the Class of 2017
    After sharing some big-picture good news about the legal job market for the Class of 2017, I thought I'd share a few details on the market, similar to my report last year. Indeed, the report is very similar to last year's because the trends…
  • Apr 23

    Good news for legal employment outcomes for the Class of 2017

    Good news for legal employment outcomes for the Class of 2017
    The American Bar Association released its comprehensive employment statistics for the Class of 2017, a few weeks ahead of last year's pace (a laudable improvement). Here are some top-line figures (excluding Puerto Rico's three law…
Rank this Week: 1710

The China Collection

The China Collection

Covers modern Chinese law.

http://thechinacollection.org/
Rank this Week: 1587

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

Edited by I. Richard Gershon, Paul E. McGreal and Cynthia L. Fountaine.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_deans/
  • May 23

    Frakt on Accreditation-by-Lawsuit

    Frakt on Accreditation-by-Lawsuit
    Though the jury's obviously still out, the absence of an explanation from the ABA for its finding that Cooley is in full compliance with ABA standards, notwithstanding admissions and bar-pass numbers that appear to be well below those of…
  • Mar 28

    Call for Nominations for 2019 AALS Section on Women in Legal Education Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award

    Call for Nominations for 2019 AALS Section on Women in Legal Education Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award
    The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education is pleased to open nominations for its 2019 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013, the inaugural award honored Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in 2014 Catharine A. MacKinnon, in 2015…
  • Mar 5

    The Futures of Legal Education: A Virtual Symposium

    The Futures of Legal Education: A Virtual Symposium
    Over at PrawfsBlog, Dan Rodriguez (Northwestern) is moderating a Virtual Symposium on The Futures of Legal Education. Here's the Symposium description: With the blessing of the Prawfsblawg lead editors, I am pleased to present an interactive…
Rank this Week: 2417

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

Haifa Faculty of Law Blog

From the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law.

http://haifalawfaculty.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    מדיניות כליאה המבוססת על מקום.

    מדיניות כליאה המבוססת על מקום.
    בשבוע שעבר נדונה תוכנית הממשלה לצמצום הצפיפות בבתי הסוהר. הדיון עסק ביישום הצו של בג"ץ מהשנה שעברה, המורה למדינה להבטיח לכל אסיר…
  • 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…
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Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    Thoughts on Book Cover

    Thoughts on Book Cover
    As I mentioned recently, I'm looking for a cover for my third novel. A number of artists are interested, which gets me thinking about what a cover should be.From the standpoint of the author, the obvious answer is to show a scene from the…
  • May 16

    Help Wanted: Getting a Cover for a Novel

    Help Wanted: Getting a Cover for a Novel
    I am almost finished with Brothers, my third novel, and since I plan to self-publish I need a cover. My first novel was commercially published; the publisher (Baen) got a cover I liked done by a professional. For my second novel I used…
  • May 16

    Health Expenditure: Ignoring the Obviou

    Health Expenditure: Ignoring the Obviou
    There is an interesting article in the New York Times on the pattern of health expenditure and longevity in the U.S. The author's thesis is that both were about the same as in other developed countries until 1980 and that since then …
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The Surly Subgroup

The Surly Subgroup

Covers tax law. By tax law professors.

https://surlysubgroup.com/
  • May 13

    The Stages of International Tax Reform (Insights from this Weekend’s ABA Tax Section Meeting)

    The Stages of International Tax Reform (Insights from this Weekend’s ABA Tax Section Meeting)
    By: Diane Ring Since December 2017, tax conferences in the United States have focused substantially on the H.R. 1 tax reform legislation. No surprise there — the 2017 changes are among the most significant in the past thirty years. But…
  • May 11

    The Gig Economy Battles Continue: 9th Circuit Weighs In on Seattle Uber Driver Ordinance

    The Gig Economy Battles Continue: 9th Circuit Weighs In on Seattle Uber Driver Ordinance
    By: Diane Ring Today the 9th Circuit weighed in on the validity of a Seattle ordinance that requires businesses contracting with taxi-drivers, for-hire transportation companies, and “transportation network companies” to bargain…
  • May 8

    Dog Owners of Tribeca

    Dog Owners of Tribeca
    My favorite news story from last week: it turns out that ten years ago, a group of dog owners in Tribeca installed a lock on a public New York City dog park, and started charging people a membership fee—$120 a year—if they wanted…
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Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

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

http://personal.ericgoldman.org/
  • May 13

    How Reference Service Press Books Acknowledge My Mom’s Career & Life (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

    How Reference Service Press Books Acknowledge My Mom&rsquo;s Career &amp; Life (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
    We sold my mom’s publishing business to AdmitHub in 2016. AdmitHub asked us for a foreword about mom that they could include in future book editions. Here’s what we sent them: ___ Dr. Gail Ann Schlachter was working as a...
  • May 3

    Summer 2018 Travel/Speaking Schedule

    Summer 2018 Travel/Speaking Schedule
    My schedule of upcoming talks and trips. As always, it would be delight to see you at one of these events or locations–email me! May 4, San Francisco: Bay Area IP Profs Works-in-Progress conference (talk about the copyright/privacy…
  • Apr 26

    A Short Pre-History of Santa Clara Law’s Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic

    A Short Pre-History of Santa Clara Law’s Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic
    In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic at Santa Clara University School of Law, it seemed like a good time to organize some of my thoughts about its founding. I joined the Santa Clara Law faculty in…
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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
  • May 9

    Smart Law

    Smart Law
    Identifying a problem is usually easier than solving it. Take, for instance, the spate of police shootings of unarmed minority suspects like Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Proposed solutions seem to vary from mild responses like more racial…
  • Mar 31

    “Neutral” Is No Longer An Option

    “Neutral” Is No Longer An Option
    When I first saw Jordan Peele’s  Get Out last year I thought it was a very funny movie.  But after  interviews with Peele, I realized that he also intended to make  a subtle, but  potent, commentary on…
  • Feb 24

    The Next America

    The Next America
    "To me these reforms are evidence that a younger, more compassionate electorate is signaling that they want to live in a America that reflects their values."
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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/
  • May 3

    Faculty Summer Reading List

    Faculty Summer Reading List
    As another school year draws to a close at the University of Alberta, professors in the Faculty of Law are shifting gears from lecturing and grading to research, course preparation for next September and lots of reading! Are you wondering...
  • Mar 30

    "Until Next Time" - An Interview With Team ReconciliAction YEG

    "Until Next Time" - An Interview With Team ReconciliAction YEG
    Team ReconciliAction YEG - Mrs. Arcand-Kootenay, Ms. Cave, Ms. Creelman, & Ms. Cleveland (left to right) Tansi Nîtôtemtik, For the final post of the 2017-2018 Law and Social Media Project, Team ReconciliAction YEG got together to speak…
  • Mar 29

    The Hat I Don’t Take Off

    The Hat I Don’t Take Off
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, image retrieved from: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/oise/News/blog_natl_aboriginal_day.html Writing my last post for this year is bittersweet. Writing a blog almost every week for the past eight months ended up being a lot…
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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/
  • May 1

    Continuing confusion on lab test

    Continuing confusion on lab test
    Stu Dedopoulos, who does a wonderful job of keeping me informed, has brought to my attention the decision of the supreme court of his home state of New Hampshire, issued today, in State v. Watson.  It provides a good opportunity to…
  • Mar 8

    Autopsy reports -- still waiting for clarification

    Autopsy reports -- still waiting for clarification
    Last May, I posted a discussion concerning the treatment of autopsy reports under the Confrontation Clause.  The principal issue is when, or whether, such reports should be considered testimonial.  A secondary issue, which arises in…
  • 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…
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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
  • Apr 16

    Save the Date: Mental Health and Capacity Law Conference 2018

    Save the Date: Mental Health and Capacity Law Conference 2018
    SAVE THE DATECentre for Criminal Justice & Human Rights, School of Law, University College Cork andIrish Mental Health Lawyers Association Annual Conference 2018Mental Health Law and Capacity Law   Saturday 12 May…
  • Apr 7

    Monitoring of smartphones and by CCTV in the workplace

    Monitoring of smartphones and by CCTV in the workplace
    I recently participated in an interdisciplinary seminar at UCC on 'Electronic Monitoring in Ireland: Shaping what we do and who we are'.The title of my talk was 'Monitoring of smartphones and by CCTV in the workplace'.  I discussed the…
  • 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…
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STEIN on Medical Malpractice

STEIN on Medical Malpractice

Discusses new court decisions, legislation, and other cutting-edge developments in medical malpractice laws across the United States. By Alex Stein, Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

http://www.steinmedicalmalpractice.com/blog/
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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…
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    The University Computer Lab, the Pro Se Complaint and False Arrest

    The University Computer Lab, the Pro Se Complaint and False Arrest
    This post examines a recent decision from a federal District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee: Molthan, v. Vanderbilt University, 2017 WL 1489099. The judge begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Sep 27

    Child Sex Trafficking and Bypassing Security on a Tablet Computer

    Child Sex Trafficking and Bypassing Security on a Tablet Computer
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit:  U.S. v. Blake, 868 F.3d 960 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[a]fter a nine-day trial, a jury found Dontavious Blake and Tara…
  • Sep 22

    Forgery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Tamper with/Fabricate Physical Evidence

    Forgery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Tamper with/Fabricate Physical Evidence
    This post examines a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania: Commonwealth v. Aponte, 2017 WL 4118438 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining how and why the prosecution was brought:Appellant, Luz Enid Aponte,…
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Unincorporated Business Entities…

Unincorporated Business Entities Law

Edited by Professors Gary S. Rosin, Bradley T. Borden, Thomas E. Geu, Elizabeth Miller, Douglas K. Moll and Donald Scotten.

http://uberlaw.net
  • Sep 20

    Loftium Unwittingly Forms Partnerships with Homebuyer

    Loftium Unwittingly Forms Partnerships with Homebuyer
    Yesterday, the New York Times trumpeted a new internet company, Loftium, and its interesting, new-economy business model (which, for the time being, operates only in Seattle): Loftium will provide prospective homebuyers with up to $50,000 for…
  • May 10

    Delaware, Charging Orders and SMLLC

    Delaware, Charging Orders and SMLLC
    House Bill No. 126, introduced in the Delaware legislature on May 9, 2013, would make two amendments to the Delaware LLC Act that would affect the rights of creditors. First, Section 6 of the Bill would Section 18-703(d) of the Delaware LLC…
  • May 10

    Delaware Default Fiduciary Fix

    Delaware Default Fiduciary Fix
    In its per curiam opinion in Gatz Properties, LLC v. Auriga Capital Corporation, 59 A.3d 1223 (Del. 2012)(en banc) (slip opinion), the Delaware Supreme Court called on the Delaware legislature to settle the questions of whether,…
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