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In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 11

    Facebook should be a nonprofit

    Facebook should be a nonprofit
    Ann Ravel quoted by Bloomberg, April 11, 2018 Ann Ravel … said a company like Facebook could convert to nonprofit status by buying out shareholders and complying with the IRS requirements for 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • Apr 11

    Progressive democrats run California–yet it does more than many states to shield police from scrutiny

    Progressive democrats run California–yet it does more than many states to shield police from scrutiny
    Franklin Zimring quoted by CALmatters.org, April 11, 2018 “The major force in controlling, or failing to control, police use of force is the police chief,” Zimring said. “What state law can do is… make excessive use…
  • Apr 11

    As Trump vents anger over Russia probe, some senators propose protecting Mueller from getting fired

    As Trump vents anger over Russia probe, some senators propose protecting Mueller from getting fired
    John Yoo quoted by Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2018 Yoo said Trump could argue that the Justice Department regulation “cannot constrain his constitutional authority — long recognized by Congress and the Supreme Court — to…
Rank this Week: 64

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Andrew Napolitano Explains Attorney-Client Privilege

    Andrew Napolitano Explains Attorney-Client Privilege
    The former judge and current Fox News legal analyst explains his view of attorney-client privilege as it applies to Michael Cohen:
  • Apr 13

    Too Obvious (again)?

    Too Obvious (again)?
  • Apr 13

    When Presidents Lawyer Up

    When Presidents Lawyer Up
    Here is my essay on The Conversation (coauthored with Brian McGinty) about Lincoln’s choice of counsel, in comparison to Trump’s: When presidents lawyer up: A brief history April 11, 2018 6.46am EDT President Trump’s…
Rank this Week: 155

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 23

    More Amicus Briefing?

    More Amicus Briefing?
    Scott Dodson, Should the Rules Committees Have an Amicus Role?, 104 Va. L. Rev. 1 (2018). Lumen N. Mulligan JOTWELL readers do not need me to tell them that Scott Dodson is a leading voice in jurisdiction and procedure. His most recent…
  • Apr 20

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0
    Elizabeth Pollman & Jordan M. Barry, Regulatory Entrepreneurship, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 383 (2017), available at SSRN. Omari Simmons Regulatory Entrepreneurship by Elizabeth Pollman and Jordan Barry provides a must-read…
  • Apr 20

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0

    Corporate Political Activism 5.0
    Elizabeth Pollman & Jordan M. Barry, Regulatory Entrepreneurship, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 383 (2017), available at SSRN. Omari Simmons Regulatory Entrepreneurship by Elizabeth Pollman and Jordan Barry provides a must-read…
Rank this Week: 1226

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • May 17

    Law & Economics Prof Blog Seeks New Editor

    Law & Economics Prof Blog Seeks New Editor
    The Law & Economics Prof Blog is on hiatus while we try to put together a new team of editors. The Law Professor Blogs Network offers law professors the premier blogging platform and the opportunity to share in growing sponsorship...
  • Feb 18

    Comma Heterodoxy

    Comma Heterodoxy
    In my last post I wrote: A. “This is an ingenious, and, after a bit of thought, plausible, justification.” An alternative is: B. “This is an ingenious, and after a bit of thought plausible, justification.” The conventional punctuation…
  • Feb 18

    "To Each According to His Need," Including Opera

    "To Each According to His Need," Including Opera
    Taxprof reports on Miranda Fleischer's latest: Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego), How is the Opera Like a Soup Kitchen?, in The Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law (Oxford University Press, 2016): The charitable tax subsidies are, at…
Rank this Week: 827

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic

    Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economic
    James Ming Chen, Fables of the Reconstruction: Human Emotion and Behavioral Heuristics in Environmental Economics, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2705196 or http://bit.ly/FablesReconstruction: Environmental economics provides an…
  • Nov 3

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior

    Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior
    James Ming Chen, Momentary Lapses of Reason: The Psychophysics of Law and Behavior, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2683557 or http://bit.ly/MomentaryLapses: The conventional capital asset pricing model (CAPM) remains the preferred…
  • Aug 29

    Law on the market

    Law on the market
    Daniel Martin Katz, Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger & James Ming Chen, Law on the Market? Evaluating the Securities Market Impact of Supreme Court Decisions, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649726 or…
Rank this Week: 1055

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 23

    Law professor comment on BLM proposal to revoke methane rule

    Law professor comment on BLM proposal to revoke methane rule
    I’ve already posted a couple of times on BLM’s proposal to revoke a rule that limits methane emissions (a major greenhouse gas) from oil and gas operations on federal lands.  The period for public comment on BLM’s…
  • Apr 23

    The 2018 Elections: Governor

    The 2018 Elections: Governor
    In the Trump era, states have become crucial to any hope of moving climate policy forward. That makes gubernatorial elections more crucial than ever. With that in mind, I’ve taken a look at crucial governors’ races to check out…
  • Apr 20

    Native American Treaties, Declining Salmon Populations, Broken Promises & Environmental Justice

    Native American Treaties, Declining Salmon Populations, Broken Promises & Environmental Justice
    Truth be told, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2017-18 Term has been an unsually quiet one for environmental and natural resources law.  Until now. This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a last-minute addition to the…
Rank this Week: 3083

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: 3084