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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
  • 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.
  • Sep 19

    “Knowledge and Goodness: The Andover Campaign” launch speech

    “Knowledge and Goodness: The Andover Campaign” launch speech
    John Palfrey Remarks at Capital Campaign Launch Andover, MA September 2017 Thank you, Dana Delany, for your kind introduction and for everything you’ve done for Andover over the years. I also want to thank Peter Currie and the board of…
  • Sep 13

    Opening All School Meeting, Phillips Academy, 2017-2018

    Opening All School Meeting, Phillips Academy, 2017-2018
    All-School Meeting John Palfrey, Head of School, Phillips Academy September 13, 2017 Good morning, Andover!  I am psyched to see you all here. The main point of this All School Meeting is simply for us to gather, in one space, ……
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Feb 24

    Document: House Intelligence Democrats Release Rebuttal Memo

    Document: House Intelligence Democrats Release Rebuttal Memo
    Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have released their rebuttal to the memo on alleged surveillance abuses prepared by Chairman Devin Nunes. The rebuttal memo is available in full below.   Hmtg 115 ig00 20180205 sd002…
  • Feb 24

    The Lawfare Podcast: Stephen Williams on Vasily Maklakov

    The Lawfare Podcast: Stephen Williams on Vasily Maklakov
    Vasily Maklakov was a political reformer in pre-revolution Russia who offered his country an alternative to radicalism that it chose to forego. This week, I speak to Judge Stephen Williams of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, who in his…
  • Feb 24

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    It has been a busy week for the special counsel investigation. Timothy Edgar argued that the special counsel’s indictment of Russian hackers will not make Russia behave as the 2014 indictment of Chinese hackers in United States v. Wang…
Rank this Week: 97

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

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
  • Feb 24

    New NYSE Rules For Non-IPO Listing

    New NYSE Rules For Non-IPO Listing
    On February 2, 2018, the SEC approved the New York Stock Exchange’s proposal to permit qualifying private companies to use “direct listings” to list their shares on the NYSE and become publicly traded without…
  • Feb 24

    Key Trends in Corporate Incident

    Key Trends in Corporate Incident
    Corporate activities that generate undesirable social or environmental effects are a valuable source of information for investors. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) incidents can reflect gaps in a company’s management systems,…
  • Feb 23

    The Supreme Court and the Scope of Whistleblowing Anti-retaliation Protection

    The Supreme Court and the Scope of Whistleblowing Anti-retaliation Protection
    Yesterday [February 21, 2018], SCOTUS handed down its decision in Digital Realty v. Somers, a case addressing the split in the circuits regarding the application of the Dodd-Frank whistleblower anti-retaliation protections: do the…
Rank this Week: 405

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/
  • Feb 23

    New Saudi Bankruptcy Law ... A Boon for SMEs?!

    New Saudi Bankruptcy Law ... A Boon for SMEs?!
    Saudi Arabia's King Salman has approved a new bankruptcy law. {Download Saudi BK final 2-2018} Commentators have heralded this new law as a boost to economic reforms, in particular to the SME sector, but I have some serious doubts about...
  • Feb 22

    How S.2155 (the Bank Lobbyist Act) Facilitates Discriminatory Lending

    How S.2155 (the Bank Lobbyist Act) Facilitates Discriminatory Lending
    If you think it's ridiculous that the CDC can't gather data on gun violence, consider the financial regulatory world's equivalent: S.2155, formally known as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, but better (and…
  • Feb 21

    Bankruptcy Venue Reform -- Yes, Again, But Maybe This Is the Time?

    Bankruptcy Venue Reform -- Yes, Again, But Maybe This Is the Time?
    As many Credit Slips readers will know, chapter 11 venue reform has been an issue for decades. As corporate filers have flocked to the Southern District of New York and the District of Delaware, the real reason some observers say...
Rank this Week: 509

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…
  • 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…
  • Sep 14

    The Admissions Cycle

    The Admissions Cycle
    The Admissions Cycle Looking ahead to the coming admissions cycle, we wanted to take a moment to look back at the past year and share a few updates. Prepare to Apply For those of you preparing to apply this year, be sure to check out our
Rank this Week: 521

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: 442

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/
  • Feb 22

    Book Talk: The Reformer: How One Liberal Fought to Preempt the Russian Revolution, Fri., March 9, at noon.

    Book Talk: The Reformer: How One Liberal Fought to Preempt the Russian Revolution, Fri., March 9, at noon.
    The Harvard Law School Library staff invite you to attend a book talk and discussion for The Reformer: How One Liberal Fought to Preempt the Russian Revolution by Judge Stephen F. Williams (Encounter Books, Nov. 7, 2017).  Stephen…
  • Feb 20

    Book Talk: American Capitalism: New Histories, Wednesday, March 7th, at noon.

    Book Talk: American Capitalism: New Histories, Wednesday, March 7th, at noon.
    The Harvard Law School Library staff invite you to attend a book talk and discussion for American Capitalism: New Histories (Columbia Univ. Press, Feb. 13, 2018), edited by Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History, Harvard University…
  • Feb 13

    852 Rare: How to Read a Manor Court Roll

    852 Rare: How to Read a Manor Court Roll
    This is the second in a series of five blogs about Historical & Special Collections’ English Manor Rolls (1305-1770). HSC was honored to have Eleanor Goerss, Pforzheimer Fellow ’17, with us last summer to perform research on…
Rank this Week: 929

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: 910

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
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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/
  • Dec 12

    Money in Politics in the Courts, in the Trump Era and Beyond

    Money in Politics in the Courts, in the Trump Era and Beyond
    By Allie Boldt & Adam Lioz* The Supreme Court’s flawed approach to money in politics paved the way for Trump-style politics—and must change to rescue our democracy.   In case after case over the last 40 years, the Supreme…
  • Dec 9

    Unlocking the Power of a Prison Education

    Unlocking the Power of a Prison Education
    Note: This article is cross-posted at the Huffington Post. By Ryan Cohen* When he wakes up in the morning, the first thing Marco does is write. To incentivize himself to stay on track with his goals, he pays a friend $25 if he hasn’t…
  • Nov 26

    The Save Local Businesses Act Will Cost Worker

    The Save Local Businesses Act Will Cost Worker
    By Edward Nasser* On Tuesday, November 7th, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that would narrow the definition of a joint-employer and reduce liability for companies that work with subcontractors or staffing agencies. The…
Rank this Week: 1393

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: 1593

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…
Rank this Week: 3601