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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: 174

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Covers estate tax reform. By Hani Sarji.

http://mhs.typepad.com/threepointfive-45/
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]Let Freedom Ring With Gift Of Firearm

    [EOC]Let Freedom Ring With Gift Of Firearm
    My previous post highlights how Americans are generous, despite a challenging economy. An earlier post mentioned that donating firearms could help the donor, the donor’s family, the charitable organization, and all Americans who get a…
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]Americans Are Generous, Despite Economy

    [EOC]Americans Are Generous, Despite Economy
    A recent report highlights the generosity of Americans. Giving USA 2011: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2010 finds that Americans contributed about 2 percent of disposable income in 2010. The executive summary of the report…
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]The Most Important Historical Gun In History Of United State

    [EOC]The Most Important Historical Gun In History Of United State
    I have been researching estate planning for firearms, and I came across a video that is worth sharing today, a day on which we celebrate the United States and reflect on its history. The video is about the Girandoni air rifle, which is on…
Rank this Week: 355

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Best Christmas EVER!

    Best Christmas EVER!
    I’ve been confounded by Asda’s marketing campaign for Christmas 2017 which has been thrust under my nose every time I open a Metro or turn on the TV for the last few weeks.  I’m fricking sick of it.  That campaign,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 409

Law and Letters

Law and Letters

http://lawandletters.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    Destroying Public Education in California

    Destroying Public Education in California
    So let's say you're in charge of one of the most successful university systems in the country. Your state is in a budget crisis, held hostage by a small but strategically vocal minority that are so against taxation (while their "free market"…
  • Jun 23

    Finally back!

    Finally back!
    I went to visit my parents for a week to attend my nephew's high school graduation and to be exploited for free child care. For some reason, the entire week I could not access Blogger. I could access blogspot blogs, but not the "create a…
  • Jun 15

    Things that make you feel old.

    Things that make you feel old.
    My nephew is graduating from high school on Wednesday.
Rank this Week: 488

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: 499

The Blawgraphy

The Blawgraphy

By Luke Gilman at the University of Houston Law Center.

http://www.lukegilman.com/blawg
  • Jun 1

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  • Nov 24

    Considering Justice Thomas on Precedent

    Considering Justice Thomas on Precedent
    For the law geeks among us, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recently gave an extended interview Judge Diane Sykes of the […]
  • Feb 28

    Sneaking in to a Security Conference

    Sneaking in to a Security Conference
    Link: http://www.csoonline.com/article/701040/how-to-sneak-into-a-security-conference?page=1
Rank this Week: 533

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

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

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • May 31

    Use VPN For that Secure Interconnection

    Use VPN For that Secure Interconnection
    Since many people rely upon the net to get day-to-day activities, cracking and spying possess become a prime concern today, and therefore own on line secureness and privateness. Devoted equipment is employed to build and keep a connection.…
  • May 31

    Make use of VPN For that Secure Connection

    Make use of VPN For that Secure Connection
    Since many people rely after the online world pertaining to day-to-day activities, hacking and spying have got become a chief concern today, and hence have online security and privacy. Devoted machines are employed to establish and preserve…
  • May 31

    Use VPN For that Secure Interconnection

    Use VPN For that Secure Interconnection
    One of the completely happy benefits of VPNs is that that they stop ISPs from being aware of exactly what kind of info you’re using or exactly where it’s coming from – so you can evade network throttling that categorizes…
Rank this Week: 577

An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

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

http://associatesmind.com
  • Jun 6

    Assault With A Deadly Twitter Part IX: Battery by GIF

    Assault With A Deadly Twitter Part IX: Battery by GIF
    This is Part IX 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) Can…
  • May 31

    Do You Break The Furniture Rules?

    Do You Break The Furniture Rules?
    The den in our house has a bit of a weird layout. We have a fireplace to one side and then the entertainment area open to an adjacent side. There are two focal points of interest. But with the way the windows and the rest of the house is laid…
  • May 1

    How Do I Prepare For A Day Long In House Interview?

    How Do I Prepare For A Day Long In House Interview?
    Recently over at r/lawyers on Reddit, someone asked how to prepare for a day-long interview at a large company. A long time LawyerSmack member and in-house lawyer responded with a really thoughtful write-up. It’s too good to not…
Rank this Week: 583

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
Rank this Week: 737

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/
  • Jun 18

    Evidence on Patent Disclosure via Depository Librarie

    Evidence on Patent Disclosure via Depository Librarie
    When I first started practice, the place to go for patents was the Patent Depository Library at the Sunnyvale Public Library. Not only did they have copies of all the patents, they had other disclosures, like the IBM Technical Disclosure…
  • Jun 11

    Measuring Patent Thicket

    Measuring Patent Thicket
    Those interested in the patent system have long complained of patent thickets as a barrier to efficient production of new products and services. The more patents in an area, the argument goes, the harder it is to enter. There are several…
  • Jun 6

    A Couple Thoughts on Apple v. Samsung (part ?100?)

    A Couple Thoughts on Apple v. Samsung (part ?100?)
    I've done a few interviews about the latest Apple v. Samsung design patent jury verdict, but journalistic space means I only get a couple sentences in. So, I thought I would lay out a couple points I see as important. We'll see if they hold…
Rank this Week: 789

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/
  • Jun 22

    Gathering Institutional Learning Outcomes Data

    Gathering Institutional Learning Outcomes Data
    As law schools engage in outcomes assessment a key question involves how to collect institutional data on student achievement.  In A Simple Low Cost Institutional Learning Outcomes Assessment Process, I suggest one way to engage in data…
  • Jun 19

    How You and Your Students Can Benefit From Stone Soup Next Year

    How You and Your Students Can Benefit From Stone Soup Next Year
    The University of Missouri Law School started the Stone Soup Project about a year ago to incorporate more knowledge about actual practice in legal education. Stone Soup contributes to a more balanced educational diet, adding context of…
  • Jun 14

    Deadline Extended! SALT Conference at Penn State Law

    Deadline Extended! SALT Conference at Penn State Law
    Do you have thoughts on how legal education can respond to a changing society? Are you using innovative teaching methods you care to share? Have you ever wondered what amazing intellectual and social justice work goes on at Penn State, even…
Rank this Week: 802

Grace Case

Grace Case

Covers the U.S. v. W.R. Grace criminal prosecution. By the University of Montana School of Law and the School of Journalism.

http://archive.umt.edu/gracecase/
  • May 28

    Week 2 Wrap-Up

    Week 2 Wrap-Up
    This week, both the U.S. Government and Defense counsel for W.R. Grace and individual defendents layed out their case in opening statements. EPA On-Site Coordinator Paul Peronard was introduced, examined and cross-exaimined after Molloy…
  • May 19

    UM students from Libby split on verdict

    UM students from Libby split on verdict
    MISSOULA (May 18, 2009) –  Not guilty. To Danielle Bundrock, a University of Montana senior, the verdicts sounded a lot like, “No justice.”
  • May 19

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident
    LIBBY (May 10, 2009) — The environmental criminal inquiry into the most sprawling industrial disaster in U.S. history ended in the failed prosecution of a company charged with poisoning a small Montana town. Some residents of the town say…
Rank this Week: 811

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/
  • Apr 3

    The Complex Role of Public Innovation Capital

    The Complex Role of Public Innovation Capital
    By Rob Philbrick The notion that a state, county, or city should have a limited role in the development of local innovation economies stems from neoclassical economic theory, which advises that competitive markets be left alone so optimal…
  • Feb 22

    Under the Sea, Under the ©? Ninth Circuit Considers Art Inspired by Nature

    Under the Sea, Under the ©? Ninth Circuit Considers Art Inspired by Nature
    Folkens (left) vs. Wyland (right) By Yonah Reback The intersection of copyright law and the animal kingdom reached new heights during the global phenomenon of Naruto v. Slater. When wildlife photographer David Slater traveled to the jungles…
  • Feb 15

    Deepfakes – A Disastrous Merger of AI and Porn

    Deepfakes – A Disastrous Merger of AI and Porn
    By David O’Hair First appearing on reddit, a new trend called “deepfakes” has captured the public’s attention with one of the internet’s oldest promises – nude celebrity photos. Intimate celebrity images…
Rank this Week: 822

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: 920

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

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

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 922

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: 924

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
Rank this Week: 948

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/
Rank this Week: 978

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: 980

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: 997

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: 1025

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: 1292

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: 1532

De Novo

De Novo

Features posts and occasional symposia about law and law school.

http://www.blogdenovo.org/
  • Nov 9

    Stances on Standing

    Stances on Standing
    I wrote a piece available here on Prop 8's appeal and the AG race. I suggest that we should fear a Cooley win, as that would reduce the likelihood of SCOTUS being able to dismiss the case on standing grounds....
  • Sep 30

    Bigotry and The Budget - the Dollar Costs of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    Bigotry and The Budget - the Dollar Costs of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Last week, Senate Democrats failed to get the 60-vote majority they needed to move ahead with the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law that forbids gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. In the debate preceding the vote,…
  • Apr 22

    Courtesy of Co-Blogger Chris, a Columbian in Columbu

    Courtesy of Co-Blogger Chris, a Columbian in Columbu
Rank this Week: 1543

CU bLAWg

CU bLAWg

Collective blog for the University of Colorado School of Law.

http://cublawg.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Career Service

    Career Service
    With Dean Harris stepping down, we now have had complete turnover in the Career Services office in two years. It's in pretty bad shape right now, in my view. Use this as an open thread on career prospects.
  • Feb 9

    Friday Classes--coming soon to CU Law

    Friday Classes--coming soon to CU Law
    Apparently the Deans plan to vastly increase the numbert of Friday courses next year. Word is that if a course meets three times/week, it will amost certainly meet on Fridays. What say you, CU Law community?
  • Dec 2

    A Little Jobs Humor...

    A Little Jobs Humor...
Rank this Week: 1547

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: 1570

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: 1613

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: 1623

Persuasive Authorities

Persuasive Authorities

Covers law, politics, and foreign policy by legal teachers, scholars, fellows and researchers.

http://persuasiveauthorities.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Farewell

    Farewell
    Persuasive Authorities is officially signing off. On behalf of our entire roster of contributors, I thank our readers for visiting us and interacting with us in this group blog. It has been fun, fruitful, and productive.We look forward to…
  • Feb 18

    New Law School Ranking

    New Law School Ranking
    (from Malcolm Gladwell.) The full list is available here (subscription required), but you can get a quick glimpse of them here.
  • Feb 14

    Women’s quota in major enterprise

    Women’s quota in major enterprise
    These days, in Germany there is a lively discussion about women’s quota in major enterprises. The facts are clear: in most German businesses, especially in leadership positions, women are still underrepresented. Only 13 percent of the…
Rank this Week: 1681

Law, Eh? Canadian Law School

Law, Eh? Canadian Law School

By Adam Letourneau.

http://canadalawstudent.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    The Going Rate

    The Going Rate
    I came across a 2010 legal fees survey conducted by Canadian Lawyer's Magazine (see here). I found it quite fascinating to go through, and wondered if it might be a useful resource when meeting with clients - especially when they are asking…
  • Feb 5

    Tips for lawyers re-qualifying in Canada

    Tips for lawyers re-qualifying in Canada
    Read about re-qualifying as a lawyer in Canada here (Lawyer's Weekly).
  • Feb 5

    Law School in Canada vs. USA

    Law School in Canada vs. USA
    The McGill TribuneBy Elisa Muyl"For students who have had their hearts set on going to law school since childhood, David Segal's recent New York Times article, "Is Law School a Losing Game?" offered a familiar but oft-ignored warning: law…
Rank this Week: 1709

Federalist Society - University of…

Federalist Society - University of Washington Chapter

Covers limited government, freedom, federalism and judicial restraint.

http://uwfedsoc.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 25

    Somebody bless us, or something

    Somebody bless us, or something
    This is an encouraging sign. The freedom to worship whatever God we find most pleasing is perhaps the most fundamental freedom; it signifies freedom of thought. The fact that Iraqis are now free to worship Jesus if the mood strikes them…
  • Dec 15

    Fifth Amendment Victory

    Fifth Amendment Victory
    Saw an interesting post over on The Volokh Conspiracy about a first dip into a murky 5th Amendment issue - can the gov't compel a suspect to enter a computer password? A man was detained at the Vermont-Canada border on suspicion of…
  • Nov 22

    Holiday (Second Amendment) Reading

    Holiday (Second Amendment) Reading
    The Supreme Court's grant of cert. in DC v. Heller reminded me of an entertaining article on the Supreme Court's last Second Amendment ruling in 1939. I recommend Brian Frye, The Peculiar Story of United States vs. Miller, NYU Journal of Law…
Rank this Week: 1716

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: 1803

Lawyerlike

Lawyerlike

Canadian law student blog.

http://lawyerlike.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Case Rested

    Case Rested
    Last post! Except for graduation in three weeks, I have four months without thinking, writing, or agonizing over the law. Thankfully, though we've spent the last three years studying inside the crumbling edifice that is the Curtis Building…
  • Apr 27

    I can vouch for your user experience

    I can vouch for your user experience
    Some law school purists may have questioned my insistence that films can be an amazing study guide. Well, maybe now film purists can find out the same. Lawyerlike, meet IMDb!
  • Apr 26

    L to the L to the B

    L to the L to the B
    It's not a couplet, but it's close. The last sentence I wrote on my Admin final, my last final, summing up a question where I was asked to offer advice on the likelihood of a successful immigration appeal for a Mr. and Mrs. Singh, was not…
Rank this Week: 1884

Tax Exempt Law Student Blog

Tax Exempt Law Student Blog

Covers the law of tax exempt entities. By Jedediah Bodger.

http://taxexemptlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Another Blow to the Perpetual Student!

    Another Blow to the Perpetual Student!
    The Tax Court held that a taxpayer could not deduct the $33,000 cost of obtaining a Harvard M.B.A. as an educational expense under Reg. § 1.162-5. Foster v. Commissioner, T.C. Summ. Op. 2008-22 (2/28/08). The court concluded that her…
  • Mar 1

    More Unrelated Business Income for Charities in Economic Downturn

    More Unrelated Business Income for Charities in Economic Downturn
    When the economy starts to hit the skids, as is currently happening, people tightent their belt, and superfluous spending such as charitable donations is heavily reduced. As a result, charities engage in more business activity to hold them…
  • Mar 1

    Guidance on the 990 Postcard

    Guidance on the 990 Postcard
    On February 25, 2008, the IRS issued guidance on the Form 990-N, the "e-Postcard," filing requirement of small tax-exempt organizations (i.e., those with gross receipts annually of $25,000 or less). The Pension Protection Act of 2006…
Rank this Week: 1933

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: 1981

New England School of Law OUTLaws

New England School of Law OUTLaws

News and information of interest for the New England School of Law OUTLaws, and other members and supporters of the GLBT law school community.

http://nesloutlaws.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    GLAD Internship

    GLAD Internship
    GLAD has just announced its spring internships. Information below.************************************************************JOB DESCRIPTION AND INFO ABOUT GLAD:
  • Oct 4

    Reproductive Technology Bar

    Reproductive Technology Bar
    Yikes. A proposed bill in the Indiana General Assembly would outright bar lesbians (and any women who can't prove their participation in church or faith-based activities, amont other requirements) from accessing reproductive technology, such…
  • Sep 17

    NJ Domestic Partner Law - Doesn't Cover Inheritance

    NJ Domestic Partner Law - Doesn't Cover Inheritance
    New Jersey's domestic partnership law, which took effect in July 2004, provides some of the legal rights of marriage to same sex couples who register. Included are hospital visitation, some state tax benefits, and some benefits to state…
Rank this Week: 2025

Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain

Covers judicial news.

http://eminentdomain.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 4

    It's Been Fun

    It's Been Fun
    I know that I've got a sizable collection of posts that start "I know I've been gone for a while," but I thought that I could squeeze one more into the pack. I know I've been gone for a while, but forces much stronger than Blogger.com are to…
  • Dec 6

    A Little More Complicated...

    A Little More Complicated...
    I had a chance to listen to the audio from the Boumediene v Bush case last night. I previously guessed that this would be a clear 5-4, Kennedy joins the liberals case. After the argument, I'm not so sure anymore. Kennedy was oddly quiet. …
  • Dec 5

    Clinton on the Supreme Court

    Clinton on the Supreme Court
    Scary title, isn't it? I'm using the word "on" in place of "talking about," so hopefully that should calm some fears. But wait. Don't relax just yet. Here's Senator Hillary Clinton talking about who she would appoint to the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 2049

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/
  • Apr 22

    A Letter to Our Fellow

    A Letter to Our Fellow
    Below is a letter addressed to the Fellows of our Program from our outgoing student Co-Presidents, Maya Iyyani ‘18 and Jeremy Bennie ‘18 For the last year the two of us have had the privilege and pleasure of serving as…
  • Apr 18

    Child Advocacy in Action

    Child Advocacy in Action
    I love law school, but at times it’s easy to feel isolated from the real world amid all of the studying. By the time March of my first year rolled around, more hands-on experience was exactly what I needed so I participated in…
  • Apr 15

    Do UVA Law’s Alternative Spring Break, Just Not for the Reason I Did

    Do UVA Law’s Alternative Spring Break, Just Not for the Reason I Did
    I will admit it. I was not excited for UVA Law’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB). I had signed up for less than altruistic reasons. Namely, I had registered because it seemed like an efficient way to knock out the forty hours of pro bono…
Rank this Week: 2066

Texas Coastal Law Society

Texas Coastal Law Society

From the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas.

http://texascoastallaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2081

Mr. Law School

Mr. Law School

Covers Sam E. Goldberg's law school experience.

http://mrlawschool.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2088

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: 2096

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

From the University of Chicago Admissions Office.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/adayinthelife/
  • Dec 10

    Time, and Technology, March On

    Time, and Technology, March On
    This post is to let our readers know that we’re “archiving” the Day in the Life blog. We’ve had a wonderful time writing it and have had great feedback from our applicants about it, but we think the time has come to communicate with…
  • Dec 10

    Time, and Technology, March On

    Time, and Technology, March On
    This post is to let our readers know that we’re “archiving” the Day in the Life blog. We’ve had a wonderful time writing it and have had great feedback from our applicants about it, but we think the time has...
  • Jul 23

    Podcast: Dean Perry on "Creating the Killer Law School Application"

    Podcast: Dean Perry on "Creating the Killer Law School Application"
    The Law School's own Assistant Dean for Admissions Ann Perry recently participated in the recording of a podcast called "Creating the Killer Law School Application." According to LawSchoolPodcaster.com, the podcast will
Rank this Week: 2106

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: 2217

Overheard in Law School

Overheard in Law School

In the style of Overheard in New York, solicits and publishes humorous eavesdropped quotes from law school.

http://overheardinlawschool.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Ha Ha Ha...Ewww

    Ha Ha Ha...Ewww
    3L: Have you heard about "There Will Be Blood?" . . . Yeah, it's a period piece.
  • Feb 13

    Sometimes Words Suffice

    Sometimes Words Suffice
    3L: Get your camera ready, we're about to see that fat lady's butt cheeks.
  • Feb 7

    Well Hello, Mr.Fancypants.

    Well Hello, Mr.Fancypants.
    District Attorney: I think we'll just wait for the officer to get here, then we'll go ahead and try the case.3L: But if I try it and we don't win, it'll count as a loss.Judge: No, no, no...do not start counting wins and losses.3L: That's the…
Rank this Week: 2237

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: 2250