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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Nov 21

    "Assessing and Responding to the Recent Homicide Rise in the United States"

    "Assessing and Responding to the Recent Homicide Rise in the United States"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new report coming from the National Institute of Justice and authored by Richard Rosenfeld, Shytierra Gaston, Howard Spivak and Seri Irazola. Here is the full executive summary: Big-city…
  • Nov 21

    Senator Mike Lee explains how "conservative approach to lawmaking" drives his advocacy for federal sentencing reform

    Senator Mike Lee explains how "conservative approach to lawmaking" drives his advocacy for federal sentencing reform
    Pew's Public Safety Performance Project has this notable new Q&A with Mike Lee under the subheading "A U.S. senator and former assistant U.S. attorney discusses crime and punishment, and how his views on both have changed." I…
  • Nov 21

    "Justice at Last for the Youngest Inmates?"

    "Justice at Last for the Youngest Inmates?"
    The question in the title of this post is the headline of this New York Times editorial about juve LWOP sentencing that starts with another question and answer: "How many times does the Supreme Court have to repeat itself before...
Rank this Week: 44

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Nov 16

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    University of Michigan School of Law Jonathan Weinberg, Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law, presents today as part of the Intellectual Property Workshop. University of Wisconsin Law School Thierry...
  • Nov 15

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Jeff Gordan, Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, presents today his paper entitled: Convergence and Persistence in Corporate Law and Governance. Abstract available here.…
  • Nov 14

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    New York Law School Stacy-Ann Elvy, Associate Professor of Law,  New York Law School, presents today as part of the Tuesday Faculty Workshop Series. Boston College Law School Cary Martin Shelby, Professor of...
Rank this Week: 50

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Nov 21

    Against Secret Settlement

    Against Secret Settlement
    The New Yorker has a fascinating new article by Ronan Farrow providing more information about some of the settlement structures used by Harvey Weinstein and his company. It is worth reading in full, but I’m including a few excerpts from…
  • Nov 20

    Smart & Savvy: Negotiation Strategies in Academia

    Smart & Savvy: Negotiation Strategies in Academia
    I am delighted to announce that my new book is now available. Smart & Savvy: Negotiation Strategies for Academia is based on my experience training scientists and doctors in negotiation. My father and co-author, David Kupfer, is…
  • Nov 20

    Recent Major Law Faculty Award

    Recent Major Law Faculty Award
    If you didn’t see the blog or the listserv a little over a week ago, you missed the announcements of two major awards.  Carol Izumi (UC-Hastings) received the William Pincus Award for outstanding service and commitment to clinical…
Rank this Week: 821

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: 873

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Nov 21

    Effective review of marijuana expungement prospects amidst nationwide state reform

    Effective review of marijuana expungement prospects amidst nationwide state reform
    Stateline has this effective new piece on a topic that I have long thought should get even more attention as the marijuana reform movement continues to pick up steam. The piece is headlined "In These States, Past Marijuana Crimes Can Go…
  • Nov 19

    "Marijuana: The Congo's New Cash Crop"

    "Marijuana: The Congo's New Cash Crop"
    The title of this post is the title of this interesting recent OZY article. Here are excerpts: The Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa’s second-largest nation by area, is known for nefarious trade in copper, coltan, cobalt, tin and other…
  • Nov 19

    Still more talk, from notable conservative outlets, about possible benefits of marijuana reform amidst opioid crisi

    Still more talk, from notable conservative outlets, about possible benefits of marijuana reform amidst opioid crisi
    Regular readers know that many proponents of marijuana reform have been eager in recent years to talk up the possible benefits of marijuana reform as one useful response to the on-going opioid crisis. Indeed, since I have blogged many stories…
Rank this Week: 2610

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 4078

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 3911

Equal Vote

Equal Vote

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By Michael E. Moritz College of Law Professor Dan Tokaji.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 1570