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The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Apr 24

    How to Be a Good Board Chair

    How to Be a Good Board Chair
    What do good board chairs do in and outside the board room? To explore this questions, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre launched a research project that included a survey of 200 board chairs from 31 countries, 80 interviews with chairs, and…
  • Apr 24

    Board Classification and Diversity in Recent IPO

    Board Classification and Diversity in Recent IPO
    Recent tech IPOs such as Snap, Square Inc., Blue Apron, Stitch Fix Inc. and, most recently, Spotify, have all made headlines. In terms of corporate governance, board classification and gender composition are typically a major focal point in…
  • Apr 23

    Elon Musk and the Control of Tesla

    Elon Musk and the Control of Tesla
    Recently in In re Tesla Motors, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, the Delaware Court of Chancery (in an opinion by Vice Chancellor Slights) declined to grant defendants’ motion to dismiss because the court found it reasonably conceivable…
Rank this Week: 23

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The man suspected of plowing a rental van into pedestrians in northern Toronto on Monday has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder, though his motive is still unknown, CNN reports. On Monday…
  • Apr 24

    European Leaders Make Case for Iran Deal in Meetings with Trump

    European Leaders Make Case for Iran Deal in Meetings with Trump
    France and Germany Apply Diplomatic Pressure ahead of Trump’s Iran Deal Decision French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are meeting with President Trump this week to deliver a one-two diplomatic punch to…
  • Apr 24

    Document: Supreme Court Rules in Jesner v. Arab Bank

    Document: Supreme Court Rules in Jesner v. Arab Bank
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued the following opinion in Jesner v. Arab Bank, which held that foreign corporations cannot be held liable under the Alien Tort Statute.   Jesner Decision (PDF) Jesner Decision (Text)
Rank this Week: 77

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Apr 23

    Please support empirical study of decision making in business insolvency

    Please support empirical study of decision making in business insolvency
    Leiden University in the Netherlands has established an impressive strength in insolvency law studies. For example, following his retirement, the eminent Bob Wessels left his massive collection of literature on the subject to a foundation,…
  • Apr 19

    Farewell to Signatures...

    Farewell to Signatures...
    Here's what all of the commentary I've read has overlooked. Signatures are utterly irrelevant to consumers except to the extent that the slow down the transaction. (Ok, they also require those germaphobes among us to touch a shared pen…
  • Apr 17

    Congressional Review Act Confusion: Indirect Auto Lending Guidance Edition (a/k/a The Fast & the Pointless)

    Congressional Review Act Confusion: Indirect Auto Lending Guidance Edition (a/k/a The Fast & the Pointless)
    Part of the legacy of Newt Gingrich and his Contract with America (can I get damages for breach?) is the Congressional Review Act. The CRA creates a mechanism whereby Congress can override an agency rulemaking on a simple majority vote...
Rank this Week: 141

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • May 31

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community
    Organizations that develop open source software are often inherently fragmented and loosely-networked, which can make governance and decision-making a challenge. In addition, as the open source community grows and becomes more global, so too…
Rank this Week: 381

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Apr 15

    Head of School Bookshelf, 2017-2018

    Head of School Bookshelf, 2017-2018
    Each term as head of school at Phillips Academy, I’ve put out a series of books for the faculty to enjoy.  Colleagues are free to keep the books, pass them along to others, or bring them back to the bookshelf … Continue…
  • Feb 26

    School heads stand in solidarity, call for action against gun violence

    School heads stand in solidarity, call for action against gun violence
    Gun violence must be addressed urgently. I can think of no topic more worthy of our nation’s leaders’ time and focus. Today, I join with fellow heads of school comprising the Eight Schools Association in…
  • Jan 12

    January 12 Community Letter

    January 12 Community Letter
    Today, I wrote to the Andover community with an update on new and ongoing initiatives to ensure the safety and well-being of our students. My full message can be read online.
Rank this Week: 460

Digital Media Law Project Blog

Digital Media Law Project Blog

Covers defamation, anonymity, copyright, trademark, SLAPP and other online journalism legal topics. By the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

http://www.dmlp.org/
  • Jun 24

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism
    We have some important news to share from the Digital Media Law Project. After seven years of providing legal assistance to independent journalism through various methods, the DMLP will soon spin off its most effective initiatives and cease…
  • Jun 24

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism
    We have some important news to share from the Digital Media Law Project. After seven years of providing legal assistance to independent journalism through various methods, the DMLP will soon spin off its most effective initiatives and cease…
  • Jun 3

    DMLP Announcement: A New Report on Media Credentialing in the United State

    DMLP Announcement: A New Report on Media Credentialing in the United State
    The Digital Media Law Project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Journalist's Resource project at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy are pleased to release a new report:…
Rank this Week: 492

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
Rank this Week: 712

Info/Law

Info/Law

Covers information, law, and the law of information. By Professors William McGeveran, Derek Bambauer and Tim Armstrong.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Apr 10

    Prof. Michael Risch on “Paths or Fences”

    Prof. Michael Risch on “Paths or Fences”
    Professor Michael Risch, of Villanova (congrats Wildcats, BTW!), has a review of “Paths or Fences: Patents, Copyrights, and the Constitution” up at Written Description. “Well-reasoned” is about the nicest thing one can…
  • Mar 29

    Paths or Fences: Patents, Copyrights, and the Constitution

    Paths or Fences: Patents, Copyrights, and the Constitution
    I have a draft article up on SSRN, titled “Paths or Fences: Patents, Copyrights, and the Constitution” (forthcoming Iowa Law Review). Here’s the abstract: Congressional power over patents and copyrights flows from the same…
  • Feb 13

    An American served >1 year in prison for conduct that is 100% legal in Europe. But it’s not drugs. It’s copyright. Here’s why it matters.

    An American served >1 year in prison for conduct that is 100% legal in Europe. But it’s not drugs. It’s copyright. Here’s why it matters.
    The Administration is receiving some unusual advice from the content industries as it undertakes to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It’s not surprising that content providers would weigh in, given the…
Rank this Week: 1087

Harvard Law and Policy Review

Harvard Law and Policy Review

Focuses on promoting scholarship with practical application to societal challenges. Official Journal of the American Constitution Society.

http://harvardlpr.com/
  • Apr 12

    The Legal Landscape of Graduate Student Assistant Unionization in the Trump Era

    The Legal Landscape of Graduate Student Assistant Unionization in the Trump Era
    By Jared Odessky* In August 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or “the Board”) held that graduate student assistants at Columbia University were statutory employees under Section 2(3) of the National Labor Relations…
  • Apr 11

    Politically Futile and Progressively Backward: Blocking Broadcom’s bid for Qualcomm

    Politically Futile and Progressively Backward: Blocking Broadcom’s bid for Qualcomm
    By Reveena Kumari Sethia* Antitrust laws have evolved across the globe to ensure that consumer welfare and effective competition remain the priority while balancing the promotion of liberalism and uninterrupted world trade. The…
  • Mar 27

    The Risks of a Legislative Trend in Response to #MeToo

    The Risks of a Legislative Trend in Response to #MeToo
    By Alamea Deedee Bitran* Since the disturbing details of the Harvey Weinstein scandal were released, an influx of harassment allegations have been brought to light. Yet arguably the parameters of the law remain unsuitable to address the root…
Rank this Week: 2337

Harvard JD Admissions

Harvard JD Admissions

The Official JD Admissions Blog at Harvard Law School.

http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/jdadmissions/admission-hls/admission-hls-blog-posts/
  • Nov 7

    Getting to Know You: Memme Onwudiwe

    Getting to Know You: Memme Onwudiwe
    Memme Onwudiwe is a 2L at Harvard Law School. Born in Xenia, Ohio­ to Nigerian and Ghanaian parents, Memme graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2015. At HLS, Memme is involved with the Harvard Innovation Lab, the Harvard African Law…
  • Nov 7

    Getting to Know You: Memme Onwudiwe

    Getting to Know You: Memme Onwudiwe
    Memme Onwudiwe is a 2L at Harvard Law School. Born in Xenia, Ohio­ to Nigerian and Ghanaian parents, Memme graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2015. At HLS, Memme is involved with the Harvard Innovation Lab, the Harvard African Law…
  • Oct 16

    The Admissions Team

    The Admissions Team
    A few new faces on the team this year – get to know them in their own words below.  Alexandra Feinson is an Assistant Director of Admissions. Alex has an Ed.M. in Higher Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education…
Rank this Week: 4012

Law School Innovation

Law School Innovation

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

http://lsi.typepad.com/lsi/
  • Sep 3

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

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

    Unkind Cuts: Shrinking the law school budget

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

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable

    Mentoring-- innovative, practical, and achievable
    One of the things we do well here at St. Thomas is establish mentor relationships for our students with lawyers in the community-- every student has a mentor. Neil Hamilton and Verna Monson have done some significant and important work...
Rank this Week: 1571

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
  • Jan 13

    New Book of Essays on Bill's Work

    New Book of Essays on Bill's Work
    "The Political Heart of Criminal Procedure: Essays on Themes of William J. Stuntz" has just been published by Cambridge University Press: here.  The book is based on the papers written by a number of the…
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