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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/
  • Nov 20

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s embattled president, refused to step down after his own party removed him as its leader, according to Reuters. Mugabe rejected a 24-hour ultimatum from his ZANU-PF party to resign, instead pledging to continue…
  • Nov 20

    A Brief Personal Note

    A Brief Personal Note
    I am pleased to announce that today I started a new affiliation as a Senior Fellow at the R Street Institute.  R Street is a self-described "free-market think tank with a pragmatic approach to public policy challenges."   What does…
  • Nov 20

    The Classified Information Procedures Act: What It Means and How It’s Applied

    The Classified Information Procedures Act: What It Means and How It’s Applied
    This is the first in a series of posts on the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA). CIPA is a critical law for national security prosecutions: It establishes a number of key procedures that facilitate a balance between the fundamental…
Rank this Week: 37

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 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:…
  • May 13

    Will E.U. Court's Privacy Ruling Break the Internet?

    Will E.U. Court's Privacy Ruling Break the Internet?
    In 2012, a bevy of internet companies and web sites waged a successful campaign against bills in Congress -- the PROTECT IP Act and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) --  meant to combat copyright privacy. In the face of this opposition, the…
Rank this Week: 305

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
  • Nov 20

    Analysis of SEC Guidance on Shareholder Proposal

    Analysis of SEC Guidance on Shareholder Proposal
    New guidance released on November 1st by the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance has the potential to reshape the playing field of shareholder proposals, with new opportunities and…
  • Nov 20

    Second Circuit Analysis of Fraud-on-the-Market Doctrine

    Second Circuit Analysis of Fraud-on-the-Market Doctrine
    In Waggoner v. Barclays PLC, No. 16-1912 (2d Cir. Nov. 6, 2017), the Second Circuit held that shareholder plaintiffs seeking class certification under the presumption of reliance conferred by the fraud-on-the-market doctrine need not offer…
  • Nov 20

    Stock Trades of SEC Employee

    Stock Trades of SEC Employee
    In March 2009, H. David Kotz, then Inspector General (IG) of the SEC, released a report outlining the questionable trading activity of two lawyers employed by the SEC’s enforcement division. IG Kotz admitted in subsequent testimony…
Rank this Week: 318

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
  • 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, ……
  • Aug 28

    Start-of-School Message for our 240th Year at Andover

    Start-of-School Message for our 240th Year at Andover
    Dear Phillips Academy students: That school-is-about-to-start feeling is upon us. There are a few summer days left to enjoy, Labor Day weekend still to look forward to, and all the excitement of early fall just around the corner. I write…
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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/
  • Nov 13

    Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Corporate Personhood

    Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Corporate Personhood
    By Taylor Holden* The Trump administration recently rolled back federal requirements that employers include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans, significantly expanding exemptions for corporations that cite moral or…
  • Nov 11

    For Some Older Veterans the Wounds of War Have Yet to Heal

    For Some Older Veterans the Wounds of War Have Yet to Heal
    By Ruth Stein* Older Americans may remember when November 11th wasn’t known as Veterans Day. The day reserved to recognize, reflect upon, and revere the achievements of our American heroes was originally named Armistice Day to honor the…
  • Nov 6

    So-Called Gravity Knives: New York Law Balances On A Thin Edge

    So-Called Gravity Knives: New York Law Balances On A Thin Edge
    By Danielle Haley* In late October, Governor Cuomo vetoed a bill that “Relates to the definition of a gravity knife.” The law aimed to reform New York­’s laws regarding gravity knives by reducing the possibility for…
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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: 914

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/
  • Nov 20

    852 RARE: Speak, Memory* – Law Student Study Aids, circa 1674

    852 RARE: Speak, Memory* – Law Student Study Aids, circa 1674
    In our occasional series of posts about games in the HLS Library’s Historical & Special Collections, we’ve covered playing cards describing notorious trials and educational flash cards for students of civil law. With exams…
  • Nov 15

    Co-work with Historical & Special Collections on Friday, 11/17!

    Co-work with Historical & Special Collections on Friday, 11/17!
    Interested in learning about archiving your student organization’s records with Historical & Special Collections? Want some suggestions about how to manage your org’s documents in the day-to-day, or just need some time and…
  • Nov 7

    Book Talk: Intisar A. Rabb, Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts, Tue., Nov. 28, at noon

    Book Talk: Intisar A. Rabb, Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts, Tue., Nov. 28, at noon
    The Harvard Law School Library staff invite you to attend a book talk and discussion in celebration of Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts (Harvard University Press, November 2017) edited by Intisar A. Rabb & Abigail Krasner…
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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/
  • Nov 18

    Why Didn't Puerto Rico Use its "Local Law" Advantage to Reduce its Debt?

    Why Didn't Puerto Rico Use its "Local Law" Advantage to Reduce its Debt?
    Good academic workshops are hard to run. I know, because this is a task that I have failed at, and continue to fail at, repeatedly. For that reason though, it is a treat to see someone else run their workshop...
  • Nov 17

    Venezuela's Debt: Is the Game Afoot?

    Venezuela's Debt: Is the Game Afoot?
    Mitu Gulati & Mark Weidemaier The confusion over the status of Venezuelan debt over the past week has been remarkable. The government and its oil company, PDVSA, have, variously, defaulted, promised to pay, paid, claimed the money got…
  • Nov 17

    Whitford on Law School Financial Aid

    Whitford on Law School Financial Aid
    Although technically emeritus and making history as a named plaintiff in a gerrymandering case before the U.S. Supreme Court, our commercial law colleague Professor Bill Whitford remains worried about law schools in a way in a way that…
Rank this Week: 1664

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: 4141

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
  • Oct 27

    Fake News and the First Amendment

    Fake News and the First Amendment
    Mark Verstraete and I are at a great symposium on Fake News and the First Amendment, run by UNC-Chapel Hill’s First Amendment Law Review. We will have a draft of our article available soon – for now, here’s a link to our…
  • Sep 8

    Come See The Slants at Arizona Law!

    Come See The Slants at Arizona Law!
    The Slants – fresh off their win at the Supreme Court in Matal v. Tam – are coming to Arizona Law! You’re invited both to Simon Tam’s talk about his experience litigating over whether the band’s name could be…
  • Aug 31

    The Untestable Marketplace of Idea

    The Untestable Marketplace of Idea
    This post will summarize my essay, The Empirical First Amendment (forthcoming in the Ohio State Law Journal, as part of a symposium on “the Expanding First Amendment”). The essay argues that the First Amendment’s protections…
Rank this Week: 4030

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: 1679

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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