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Before the Bar Blog - ABA For Law…

Before the Bar Blog - ABA For Law Students

Before the Bar brings together a diversity of opinions, experiences and voices associated with the law – from students to attorneys and judges to members of the legal education field. Its purpose is to connect law students to the future of law.

http://abaforlawstudents.com/stay-informed/before-the-bar-blog/
  • Dec 15

    These two dudes owned some steamboats, their suit did SCOTUS quell (Gibbons v. Ogden)

    These two dudes owned some steamboats, their suit did SCOTUS quell (Gibbons v. Ogden)
    This is the latest in a series of Quimbee.com case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of Quimbee study aids (a $72 value) for law student…
  • Dec 14

    Email communications between lawyers and clients are privileged, right?

    Email communications between lawyers and clients are privileged, right?
    Lawyers using email to communicate with clients is the norm. There is usually an expectation and understanding that these communications are privileged. But, can the privilege be lost? Consider the following scenario. Scroll all the way down…
  • Dec 13

    Banning laptops is not the solution to better learning

    Banning laptops is not the solution to better learning
    Devices like cell phones, tablets, and laptops can be distracting. When students have access to these devices in the classroom it means that, instead of paying attention to what is going on in class, they might text, snap, tweet, or surf. The…
Rank this Week: 3527

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

Covers e-discovery issues by focusing on mistakes made by counsel, employers and employees.

http://ellblog.com
  • Dec 15

    When is a Motion to Compel in Patent Litigation Too Broad? Proportionality and Pharmaceuticals: A Battle of Titan

    When is a Motion to Compel in Patent Litigation Too Broad? Proportionality and Pharmaceuticals: A Battle of Titan
    Author: Thomas J Patania   Case Citation: Gilead Scis., Inc. v. Merck & Co., No. 5:13-cv-04057-BLF, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5616 (N.D. Cal. January 13, 2016).   Employee/Personnel/Employer Implicated: Outside Counsel…
  • Nov 15

    The Irony of Sending an Email to Erase Email

    The Irony of Sending an Email to Erase Email
    Author: Brian Newsome Case Citation: GN Netcom, Inc. v. Plantronics, Inc., 967 F. Supp. 2d 1082 (3rd Cir. 2016). Employee/Personnel/Employer implicated: Vice President eLesson Learned: When you, or your company, has an…
  • Oct 15

    How Far Does a Party’s Legal Obligation to Produce Extend?

    How Far Does a Party’s Legal Obligation to Produce Extend?
    Author: Markiana Julceus   Case Citation: Jackson v. E-Z-Go Div. of Textron, Inc., No. 3:12-CV-154-TBR, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 146951 (W.D. Ky. Oct. 21, 2016)   Employee/Personnel/Employer…
Rank this Week: 966

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
Rank this Week: 746

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Big Patent Data from Google

    Big Patent Data from Google
    Getting patent data should be easier, but it's not. It is public information, but gathering, organizing, and cleaning it takes time. Combining data sets also takes time. Companies charging a fee do a good job providing different data, but…
  • Dec 5

    Nature Versus Nurture in the Propensity to Innovate

    Nature Versus Nurture in the Propensity to Innovate
    A colleague pointed me to a paper today that I wanted to share. NBER researchers have managed to tie patent inventor data to tax returns to test scores in order to show who is likely to be an inventor on a patent. The study makes some…
  • Nov 28

    Some Transparency Into Chinese Patent Litigation

    Some Transparency Into Chinese Patent Litigation
    Despite knowing its growing importance in global IP, I've always kept the Chinese patent system at bay in my research. I primarily focus on the U.S. Patent system (which keeps me plenty busy) and, more important, there is very little…
Rank this Week: 797

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: 817

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 17

    Carpenter v. United States – What future for digital privacy?

    Carpenter v. United States – What future for digital privacy?
    By Jabu Diagana On November 29th, 2017, the Supreme Court will hear Carpenter v. United States and decide whether the government violates the Fourth Amendment when it accesses a third party’s record of an individual’s cell phone…
  • Nov 15

    CHEERLEADERS AND BANANAS: STAR ATHLETICA’S IMPLICATIONS FOR A POPULAR HALLOWEEN COSTUME

    CHEERLEADERS AND BANANAS: STAR ATHLETICA’S IMPLICATIONS FOR A POPULAR HALLOWEEN COSTUME
    By Anna McCurley Every Halloween, some of the most popular costumes come with more than funny hats, swords, or fake blood – they come with copyright implications. Halloween costumes often correspond to the summer’s biggest…
  • Nov 13

    New Damages Trial for Apple and Samsung, Questions Still Left Unanswered

    New Damages Trial for Apple and Samsung, Questions Still Left Unanswered
    By Alex Hagel Apple and Samsung are back! A new chapter in the Apple v. Samsung saga is set to begin in May. A federal judge in California has scheduled a third trial since Apple’s initial suit in 2011. The suit alleges Samsung…
Rank this Week: 839

Law Actually

Law Actually

Blog of a LL.M law student in the UK.

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

    Christmas sandwiche

    Christmas sandwiche
    Since 2010, November has always brought with it the first opportunity since the previous December to wrap my chubby little chops around a Christmas-themed sandwich during my lunch hour. As you can tell, I'm something of a lunchtime gourmet…
  • Mar 31

    Blogger’s new templates: Contempo, Soho, Emporio and Notable

    Blogger’s new templates: Contempo, Soho, Emporio and Notable
      For a while now, I’ve been increasingly conscious that the design of Law Actually has become a bit long in the tooth. I’ve occasionally tinkered with the look and feel of my blog over the last few years, but there’s…
  • Mar 16

    When is close of business?

    When is close of business?
    Ah – ‘close of business’. What a phrase. At least it’s not quite as bad as ‘close of play’. These curious expressions which are frequently bandied about in offices throughout the western world are…
Rank this Week: 415

An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

Covers how associates should approach the practice of law. By Keith Lee.

http://associatesmind.com
  • Oct 25

    Assault With A Deadly Twitter Part VIII – I Never Asked For Thi

    Assault With A Deadly Twitter Part VIII – I Never Asked For Thi
    This is Part VIII of the ongoing coverage of Assault With A Deadly Twitter. Previous entries: Can You Sue Someone For A Tweet That Induces Epilepsy? (Part I) Can Kurt Eichenwald Get Pre-suit Discovery From Twitter? (Part II)…
  • Aug 29

    Social Media Discovery 2017 Update

    Social Media Discovery 2017 Update
    I initially wrote about attempting to subpoena social media services way back in 2011. Then I updated my guide in 2015.  That one got lots of attention and has been used by everyone under the sun. I’ve been fiddling around with…
  • Aug 24

    In-House Lawyers Have Brutally Honest Conversation About Selecting Outside Counsel

    In-House Lawyers Have Brutally Honest Conversation About Selecting Outside Counsel
    Recently over at Big Law Investor, there was a post about the bloat in Big Law: More partner profits (which can never, ever be compromised) = more associate billable hours. More associate billable hours = paying higher associate…
Rank this Week: 588

Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

A blawg from Albany Law School's Diversity Office to engage all students, faculty and staff to create a community of inclusion and to have an open forum to address issues facing all of us.

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 18

    Mondays: Free Coffee & Breakfast in the Library Foyer, 8:30am – 10:30am

    Mondays: Free Coffee & Breakfast in the Library Foyer, 8:30am – 10:30am
    Dear students: We hope all is going well during your first two months of school.  We will be kicking off our …Continue reading →
  • Oct 5

    OUTLaw Event on October 11th – 6pm

    OUTLaw Event on October 11th – 6pm
    In celebration of National Coming Out Day, OUTLaw at Albany Law School, with support from the Black Law Students Association …Continue reading →
  • Sep 22

    Why Law?

    Why Law?
    Dear prospective student: As law schools across the nation continue to manage rapid change, 12 deans have come together, with …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 994

law:/dev/null

law:/dev/null

Musings of a computer scientist turned law student. By T. Greg Doucette.

http://www.lawdevnull.com/
  • Apr 23

    Navigating a Path Forward

    Navigating a Path Forward
    One of the big challenges I suspect a lot of us have is figuring out just what exactly we’re supposed to do in life. Not necessarily with the super-small stuff of course. We wake up every day, eat breakfast, bathe, etc etc etc. And not…
  • Mar 13

    ::taps mic:: “Is this thing on?”

    ::taps mic:: “Is this thing on?”
    If any of my older readers are still checking this blog occasionally, (1) I love you but (2) you probably need to seek therapy 😉 It’s been over a year since I wrote anything here at law:/dev/null. Officially the longest hiatus…
  • Nov 27

    How to Feel Like an Underachiever

    How to Feel Like an Underachiever
    QuietStorm and I worked with this guy when we were all in the Student Senate at NC State. And now he’s in the New York Times: How to Prosecute Abusive Prosecutors By BRANDON BUSKEY | NOV. 27, 2015 WHEN it comes to poor people arrested…
Rank this Week: 1847

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

Covers law-related topics. By the law students at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

http://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1657

Law and Public Service Program…

Law and Public Service Program Blog

Covers public service at the University of Virginia School of Law.

https://uvalawpublicserviceblog.org/
  • Mar 27

    Reflections from a Courtroom

    Reflections from a Courtroom
    I had never walked into a courtroom before law school.  The only people I knew who had been in courtrooms entered as defendants.  For me, courtrooms had a very serious and almost terrifying power about them.  And yet this year,…
  • Mar 26

    Convincing the Skeptic

    Convincing the Skeptic
    As a law student who arrived at UVA knowing that I wanted to do public service immigration work, I have at times felt like I was swimming upstream. Most 1Ls either plan to work in the private sector or have not yet found their niche within…
  • Mar 13

    The Public Service Imperative

    The Public Service Imperative
    Life is beautiful. It is easy to get wrapped up in our work and our goals and struggles and to forget what an absolute gift it is to be on this earth, to wake up each day, to experience the myriad joys, great and small, that each day holds.…
Rank this Week: 2132

Nexus

Nexus

Chapman's Journal of Law and Public Policy

http://www.lawschoolblog.org/
  • Jan 10

    How to Choose a Law School

    How to Choose a Law School
    How to Choose a Law School So by now you’ve wrapped up your undergrad and passed your LSAT. Now it’s time to find a law school, which in and of itself is a daunting task. Everyone and their mother is still clawing their way to an…
  • Jan 10

    The Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court…
  • Jan 10

    All about Law School

    All about Law School
    Here is where I will be writing all about law school.
Rank this Week: 2350

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

https://sls.gmu.edu/libraryblog/
  • Nov 18

    Online Services Registration Information

    Online Services Registration Information
    A quick mid-year reminder about database access — Bloomberg Law If you have lost or forgotten your username or password for Bloomberg Law, you can retrieve them by using the “Forgot your Password?” and/or “Forgot your…
  • Nov 18

    Online Services Registration Information

    Online Services Registration Information
    A quick mid-year reminder about database access — Bloomberg Law If you have lost or forgotten your username or password for Bloomberg Law, you can retrieve them by using the “Forgot your Password?” and/or “Forgot your…
  • Sep 13

    West Academic Study Aids — they aren’t just for exams!

    West Academic Study Aids — they aren’t just for exams!
    The West Study Aids package is available online to all students. It includes nutshells, hornbooks, Gilbert’s outlines, and much much more. Content isn’t limited to academic subjects — prepping for an interview? There…
Rank this Week: 2962

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

From the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law.

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • Oct 14

    FOLCS Remembers Jack Greenberg

    FOLCS Remembers Jack Greenberg
    FOLCS Remembers Jack Greenberg FOLCS acknowledges the death of one of our former Film Series guests, the legendary civil rights attorney, Jack Greenberg, who passed away on October 12, 2016, at age 91. Greenberg argued 40 cases before the…
  • Aug 3

    The 6 types of lawyer movies (by Thane Rosenbaum)

    The 6 types of lawyer movies (by Thane Rosenbaum)
    When it comes to films about the legal system, spoiler alerts aren’t necessary. For the most part, there’s little ambiguity about where a law film is going—no real surprises, few cliffhangers and not much in the way of…
  • Jul 5

    FOLCS’ Remembers Auschwitz Survivor and Holocaust Hero Elie Wiesel

    FOLCS’ Remembers Auschwitz Survivor and Holocaust Hero Elie Wiesel
    FOLCS is deeply saddened to hear that Elie Wiesel passed away on July 2, 2016 at age 87. Wiesel was an inspirational Holocaust hero, Auschwitz survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and remarkable novelist. Wiesel was born in Sighet,…
Rank this Week: 589

Law School Labyrinth Blog

Law School Labyrinth Blog

Covers the study and practice of law for pre-law and law school students.

http://www.lawschoollabyrinth.com/blog.html
  • Aug 1

    Clique

    Clique
    Somebody once asked the rhetorical question: "Why do people form cliques?"The rhetorical answer was: "To keep other people out."We see them in all aspects of our lives: country clubs, at work, even churches; you name it. Cliques start early…
  • Aug 21

    Socrates and Freddy Krueger

    Socrates and Freddy Krueger
    I’ll never forget the first time I was called on in class.         “Mr. Sedberry, do you think that a party who has sent a purchase order for goods to another party should be required to…
  • Aug 15

    The Secret That's Not A Secret

    The Secret That's Not A Secret
    If you are a freshman or sophomore in college, then close your browser and immediately get back to your studies.  Invest every minute of your available time in achieving the highest possible GPA before worrying about the law…
Rank this Week: 2053

PT-LawMom

PT-LawMom

By a full-time legal secretary attending law school part-time at night.

http://ptlawmom.com
  • Jun 27

    Safest Cities for a Mom To Practice Law in California

    Safest Cities for a Mom To Practice Law in California
    It is already hard enough to be a lawyer but being a mom makes it even harder. We often get asked a lot of questions about where is the safest place to practice law. People obviously want to be able…
  • Jun 11

    Time Management

    Time Management
    In todays world the most important thing that we never have enough of is time. When you are prepping for the Bar Test and taking care of your family the days seem to fly by and you never can fit…
  • Jun 11

    The Not So Fun Bar Test

    The Not So Fun Bar Test
    So normally most people think Bar and associate that word with good times but for a select few it has a completely different meaning. In 2015 we have hit an all time low for passing this incredibly challenging law test.…
Rank this Week: 932

JD Nation

JD Nation

Provides advice for blocked, bored or burned out JDs. By Annie Little.

http://www.thejdnation.com/theblog
  • Feb 22

    Why I Left the Law Despite Wanting to Be a Lawyer

    Why I Left the Law Despite Wanting to Be a Lawyer
    The first time I stumbled across my life coach’s website and saw her latest program on career change I remember thinking: Why the hell would I change careers? I want to be a lawyer. Fast forward a few years to me enrolling in her…
  • Sep 16

    What Lawyers Can Learn from Summer Camp

    What Lawyers Can Learn from Summer Camp
    I was a counselor at summer camp last month. Sounds banal enough. But what would you say if I told you some of my campers were older than me? I went to summer camp for grown-ass women, and it was even more than I hoped it’d be. I…
  • Apr 9

    Networking for Lawyers Redux

    Networking for Lawyers Redux
    We’re having a vet behaviorist come to our house. Yep. We’re those people. But we used to be waaaaaaay further out on the ridiculous end of the spectrum before we had a baby. We flew our (then only) dog to Vegas to be the flower…
Rank this Week: 3309

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 1

    Lecture Capture Anyone?

    Lecture Capture Anyone?
    After several years of using portable audio recorders to record classes for students and Adobe Presenter to add narration to PowerPoint Presentations, Albany Law School has moved to the Panopto lecture capture system for these…
  • Jan 29

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?
    According to a recent study published in the Journal of Media Education, university students are not paying attention in class. They spend 20% of their time in class doing things on their digital devices that have nothing to do…
  • Oct 2

    Who Likes What?

    Who Likes What?
    Recently, Campus Technology polled hundreds of education professionals to ask them which products they think are truly the best. So here’s what they said (in Campus Technology’s first-ever higher education…
Rank this Week: 1003

Law Student Land

Law Student Land

Featuring articles written by law students from across the United States.

http://lawstudentland.com/
  • Aug 18

    Robotics and the Law

    Robotics and the Law
    By Sean Hartlieb, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Class of 2017August 4, 2015Robots that function to serve around the household will one day become available on the open market for such domestic use as the…
  • Apr 15

    Caddy Bibs Subject Of Multi-million Class Action Lawsuit Against PGA Tour

    Caddy Bibs Subject Of Multi-million Class Action Lawsuit Against PGA Tour
    By: Josh Nightingale, Villanova University School of Law Class of 2016April 15, 2015In February, professional caddies filed a federal lawsuit in California against the PGA Tour, seeking millions of dollars in damages on antitrust, breach of…
  • Apr 7

    Batson and Religion

    Batson and Religion
    By Raina J. Wallace, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Class of 2016April 8, 2015While the Supreme Court has decided to remain silent on the matter, courts differ on whether to extend Batson v. Kentucky to peremptory strikes on the…
Rank this Week: 3436

The Albany Government Law Review…

The Albany Government Law Review Fireplace

The Albany Government Law Review runs this student written and edited law blog engaged in substantive law review-like legal analysis and academic speculation.

http://aglr.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1569

Law is War

Law is War

Blog written by two LLM students on contemporary human rights and civil liberties issues in the UK.

http://lawiswar.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 31

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction
    On 28th March UKHIP’s flotilla of solidarity made its way to Calais in a convoy which included a van full of donations – both given and bought with the funds raised by the crowdfunding campaign. Spirits were high as we made our…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right
    Yesterday’s Supreme Court judgment ( press summary here) in the Catt case marks a missed opportunity to protect the privacy rights of protestors and instead waves through the police’s runaway mass…
  • Feb 4

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability
    Three issues have come to light over the last few days which raise yet more concerns around police operations, privacy and freedom of expression.  All three have a common theme in that they all show the police’s willingness to…
Rank this Week: 3423

Eric Patrick - Michigan Law

Eric Patrick - Michigan Law

Covers property law, intellectual property/trademark law, and bankruptcy rulings.

https://ericpatricklaw.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 23

    The Ongoing Wayne County Jail Debacle

    The Ongoing Wayne County Jail Debacle
    Sad as it is to say, there’s been a lot in the media about Michigan’s jail over-population problems. A few years back it was decided to create a new jail in Wayne County to begin housing some of the overflow. A noble plan, no? You…
  • Feb 9

    Electronic Signatures – Upholdable in Michigan?

    Electronic Signatures – Upholdable in Michigan?
    There’s been a lot of advancement lately in the field of electronic contracts and electronic signatures. You’ve probably seen one yourself – many businesses are switching over to digital means of capturing signatures for,…
  • Feb 2

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy
    This one hit a little close to home for me, given as I’m still enrolled in college and all, but I thought it worth mentioning. I’ve had some friends who have filed for bankruptcy – a sad reality at our age, but it’s…
Rank this Week: 3520

The Blawgraphy

The Blawgraphy

By Luke Gilman at the University of Houston Law Center.

http://www.lukegilman.com/blawg
Rank this Week: 547

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1015

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

    Can we balance work and our personal life?
    By: Hilary Bowser It can be extremely difficult to work in the field of law and make time for our family and friends. Many believe that to be successful in our careers we must make sacrifices in our personal life. Is there truly a way to…
  • Jul 9

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 178

Detained by U.S.

Detained by U.S.

Covers detention in the war against terrorism. From New York Law School.

http://www.detainedbyus.org/commentary/
  • May 15

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?
    “Whether and when it would be open to this Court to find that a war though merely formally kept alive had in fact ended, is a question too fraught with gravity even to be adequately formulated when not compelled.” Justice ……
  • May 11

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga
    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, a council of roughly 3,000[1] Afghan tribal elders, civic leaders and other prominent figures gathered to debate the draft bilateral security agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States. The…
  • Feb 10

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?
    Persons detained by the U.S. at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), also known as Bagram, may pose a continuing threat to our security. But the nature of that threat, and how the U.S. plans to mitigate it past 2014, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3562

Law School: Success & Careers

Law School: Success & Careers

Advice, tips and musings regarding law school and life thereafter from a former trial lawyer (and guest bloggers), now Director of Public Service Programs at the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, NC.

http://lawschoolsuccessandcareers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe
    Are Yankee fans truly this obnoxious? Truly you, jest! :-) In my Twitter profile, I note that I like to draw parallels between life and baseball. I thought that I would include a scene from an old Kevin Costner movie ("For the Love of…
  • Jan 28

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE
    As I've indicated on many occasions here, and on Twitter, I am a big proponent of students participating in both substantive and social activities in a local bar association.  Cliche though it may be. . "if you want to fish, go where the…
  • Jan 22

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"
    Part II of the "long distance runner" series The first of the "Long Distance Runner" blog articles The Loneliness of the Long Distance Law Student: Do Study Groups Work Or Not - Your Call was a discussion regarding whether law students…
Rank this Week: 3420

Legal Resume Review Blog

Legal Resume Review Blog

Provides tips for drafting cover letters and resumes for attorneys.

http://blog.legalresumereview.com/
  • Dec 12

    Negotiating a salary; a response to Forbes’ recent article.

    Negotiating a salary; a response to Forbes’ recent article.
    I recently read an interesting article on negotiating salaries.  While simplistic in many ways, the take-away point was that it is often best to refrain from using “I” statements when negotiating salaries.  Too many…
  • Nov 14

    Seeing Spots: QR Codes Do Not Belong On Legal Resume

    Seeing Spots: QR Codes Do Not Belong On Legal Resume
    It was bound to happen. Once LinkedIn started pushing the QR code links to its pages, it was only a matter of time before they started popping up on legal resumes.  They are supposed to make you look hip, tech-savvy, … Continue…
  • Sep 20

    Silence Is NOT Golden: Why Don’t Candidates Ask Questions?

    Silence Is NOT Golden: Why Don’t Candidates Ask Questions?
    The interview is over and you’ve gleaned a little bit of insight on the potential new firm.  When the questions end and the interviewer asks if you have any questions, please don’t sit there and say nothing.  This is…
Rank this Week: 1449

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The Law & Other Legal Musings

The purpose of this blog is to unite members of the legal profession, law professors, and students in a light-hearted, amicable discussion of anything from up-and-coming SCOTUS decisions to the issues facing lawyers given the ever-changing legal market.

http://thelegalmusing.tumblr.com
Rank this Week: 3561

Cardozo Real Estate Law…

Cardozo Real Estate Law Association

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law's student run, real estate law association.

http://cardozorela.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2590

BlawgConomics

BlawgConomics

Explores the intersection of law and economics. By Joshua Sturtevant.

http://blawgconomics.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    The Problem with Libertarianism

    The Problem with Libertarianism
    Libertarianism has created some excitement among the American masses recently in lock-step with the perception that government interference in citizens' lives is on the rise. However, opponents like to point out that libertarianism…
  • Nov 4

    Obamacare Proving My Point Better Than I Ever Could

    Obamacare Proving My Point Better Than I Ever Could
    I have spoken unfavorably about Obamacare many times on this page. While I didn't like the voting process related to it, the forced coverage language or the taxes and the rising costs that would necessarily be associated…
  • Nov 2

    The Price of Liberty...

    The Price of Liberty...
    I had to make a quick stop into the office this morning. Unfortunately, part of the Metro system I would have taken was closed. Fear not dear readers - this was due to weekend track work, not a lesser-reported government…
Rank this Week: 508

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: 947

First Movers

First Movers

http://firstmovers.blogspot.com/
  • May 15

    Our Divine Constitution

    Our Divine Constitution
    I am pleased to announce the publication of Our Divine Constitution, 44 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1201 (2013). An abstract is below (I realized that I never actually wrote an abstract for this piece, so I whipped this up in the last 20 minutes). The…
  • Mar 1

    Publication Announcement

    Publication Announcement
    I'm pleased to announce my paper, Sticky Slopes, has been accepted for publication in Volume 101 of the California Law Review (forthcoming 2013).
  • Dec 9

    Publication Available

    Publication Available
    My article on civil liability for social harm caused by AI robots has been published by Springer. It's available through the Springer website.
Rank this Week: 2521

BU Law Student Blogs

BU Law Student Blogs

Law student bloggers at Boston University Law School chronicling their law school experience.

http://blogs.bu.edu/law/
  • Apr 23

    My first piece on Social Earth

    My first piece on Social Earth
    Greetings All, I come to you with another dispatch from the world of 3L-dom. I, like many of my friends and colleagues are still figuring out where we fit in, in the law and the world that surrounds it and or is powered by it. I am still…
  • Mar 15

    My first piece on Social Earth

    My first piece on Social Earth
      Greetings All, I come to you with another dispatch from the world of 3L-dom. I, like many of my friends and colleagues are still figuring out where we fit in, in the law and the world that surrounds it and or is powered by it. I…
  • Feb 24

    Anti-Social Enterprise

    Anti-Social Enterprise
     To all my third year law friends, I apologize for my absence of the last couple of months. My antisocial-ness has been directly attributable to my attempt to build a social enterprise. I understand that the idea that I am not being…
Rank this Week: 2916

Chicago-Kent Corporate Law Society…

Chicago-Kent Corporate Law Society Blog

Covers corporate and business law news.

http://corporatelawsociety.wordpress.com
  • Mar 6

    The Law of Non-Existent Market

    The Law of Non-Existent Market
    Written by: Todd Stevens International borders are increasingly blending together in the corporate world, so it would seem natural that this would also be the case in corporate law. However, this is frequently far from reality, as securities…
  • Mar 6

    The Law of Non-Existent Market

    The Law of Non-Existent Market
    International borders are increasingly blending together in the corporate world, so it would seem natural that this would also be the case in corporate law. However, this is frequently far from reality, as securities regulations across the…
  • Feb 25

    The Global Regulation of Financial Market

    The Global Regulation of Financial Market
Rank this Week: 2162

Law Space Match Blog

Law Space Match Blog

Provides information for lawyers on space sharing arrangements.

http://blog.lawspacematch.com/
  • Jan 14

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery Boosted in Atlanta

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery Boosted in Atlanta
    According to Douglas Sams, Commercial Real Estate Editor of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, referencing commercial real estate brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle, says Atlanta's economy is rebounding! According to Sams, the region's second-largest…
  • Jan 8

    LawSpaceMatch: A Sponsor for the Run for Justice

    LawSpaceMatch: A Sponsor for the Run for Justice
    As a sponsor for Run for Justice facilitated by Atlanta Legal Aid Society, LawSpaceMatch was a part of the 1,200 participants raising $25,000 for the general operating fund of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. The run was on November 10, 2012,…
  • May 1

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement

    Creative Attorney Space Sharing Arrangement
    With the road paved for sharing office space, attorneys seek options for finding suitable space with great amenities and a place for exchanging expertise with other like-minded professionals.
Rank this Week: 1670

Trickum Legis

Trickum Legis

Covers the quirks and quibbles in the law.

http://trickumlegis.wordpress.com
  • Dec 4

    UCC Buyer Flowchart

    UCC Buyer Flowchart
    I made this flowchart when I was studying the UCC for a class in law school. I don’t use it anymore, but I am sure those of you who are studying for it may find it useful! (Warning it is only as current as 2011). Download the UCC Buyer…
  • Dec 4

    UCC Buyer Flowchart

    UCC Buyer Flowchart
    I made this flowchart when I was studying the UCC for a class in law school. I don’t use it anymore, but I am sure those of you who are studying for it may find it useful! (Warning it is only as current as 2011). Download the UCC Buyer…
  • Dec 4

    UCC Seller Flowchart

    UCC Seller Flowchart
    I made this flowchart when I was studying the UCC for a class in law school. I don’t use it anymore, but I am sure those of you who are studying for it may find it useful! (Warning it is only as current as 2011). Download the UCC Seller…
Rank this Week: 1047

The MTTLR Blog

The MTTLR Blog

By the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review.

http://www.mttlrblog.org/
  • Nov 21

    Old Regulations, New Technology

    Old Regulations, New Technology
    California’s Bay Area is moving towards a new means of transportation, but not if the state government can have its way. SideCar is a San Francisco-based startup that offers real-time ridesharing to a community of smartphone users who need…
  • Nov 14

    YouTube Updates its Content ID Dispute Process, but is it Enough?

    YouTube Updates its Content ID Dispute Process, but is it Enough?
    On October 3, 2012, YouTube announced a change in its content ID dispute process, as updated on its blog. What does this update really mean and why does it matter? A short story might help clarify the situation.
  • Nov 12

    Are Your E-mail Communications Protected by the Stored Communications Act?

    Are Your E-mail Communications Protected by the Stored Communications Act?
    Last month, the Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled that the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) did not protect e-mails contained in a user’s webmail account. Jennings v. Jennings, No. 27177 2012 WL 4808545 (S.C. Oct. 10, 2012). The…
Rank this Week: 1319

Mr. Law School

Mr. Law School

Covers Sam E. Goldberg's law school experience.

http://mrlawschool.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2163

Law Partners Organization

Law Partners Organization

A resource for spouses and families of Brigham Young University (BYU) Law School students

http://lawpartners.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 6

    Opening Social - September 7th!

    Opening Social - September 7th!
    Please join us on September 7th at Rock Canyon Park from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. You and your family are invited to attend! If your law spouse isn't around, still come, there will be many of us there alone!Dinner and dessert will be provided,…
  • Apr 2

    Activities this Week

    Activities this Week
    LP Closing Social
  • Mar 26

    Activities this Week: 3/26-3/31

    Activities this Week: 3/26-3/31
    3/27 Tuesday Children's Hour: California Pizza Kitchen Tour 12:00 (noon)This is a really fun tour.  The kids will get to make and eat their very own pizza!
Rank this Week: 3063

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

Covers intellectual property and other legal issues affecting the entertainment and fashion industry.

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 944

Subchapter Tax

Subchapter Tax

Covers tax law. By an NYU LL.M. student.

http://subchaptertax.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2851

Law Weblog

Law Weblog

Features recent legal developments. By the Bournemouth and Poole College Sixth Form.

http://www.sixthform.info/lawblog/
  • Dec 19

    John Hart of Pepper v Hart (HL) died this year age 75

    John Hart of Pepper v Hart (HL) died this year age 75
    John HART John Hart, who has died aged 75, was as a party in the House of Lords case Pepper v Hart he was also the first man to win Mastermind.
  • Nov 23

    Supreme Court court changes rules on legal dre

    Supreme Court court changes rules on legal dre
    The end of legal dress in Supreme Court Lawyers appearing in the Supreme Court will no longer have to wear the traditional wig and gown. Supreme Court president Lord Phillips said it was “in line with the court’s goal” to make its work…
  • Oct 28

    Change in Human Rights law is certain after next month.

    Change in Human Rights law is certain after next month.
    ECHR Britain will take the chairmanship of the Council of Europe, the court’s governing body, and ministers hope to use this to push through major reforms.
Rank this Week: 1606

Prop 8 on Trial

Prop 8 on Trial

Covers the same-sex marriage trial. By Berkeley law students.

http://prop8.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown
    The same Perry attorneys head back to court Tuesday, but their arguments will appear under a new docket name: Perry v. Brown. In March, the federal courts updated the names of the Perry defendants to reflect California’s newly-elected…
  • May 21

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?
    For more than twenty years, Harvard history professor Nancy Cott has studied family, gender, marriage, and citizenship. In 2000, she published Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, and in 2010, she took the stand in Perry v.
  • Feb 17

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September.
Rank this Week: 2285