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Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • May 25

    Kovvali on Seminole Rock Reform

    Kovvali on Seminole Rock Reform
    Aneil Kovvali (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz) has posted Context-Specific Seminole Rock Reform (Florida State University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Under Bowles v. Seminole Rock, courts will defer to an…
  • May 25

    Bustamante on Postema & Dworkin on Interpretation

    Bustamante on Postema & Dworkin on Interpretation
    Thomas Bustamante (Federal University of Minas Gerais (Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)) has posted Revisiting the Idea of Protestant Interpretation: Towards Reconciliation between Dworkin and Postema on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • May 25

    Allan on the Hart-Devlin Debate

    Allan on the Hart-Devlin Debate
    James Allan (The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law) has posted Revisiting the Hart-Devlin Debate on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The article reconsiders the Hart-Devlin debate. It begins with some peripheral observations not…
Rank this Week: 19

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 92

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • May 10

    Historical abuses of incorporation and solicitation regulation

    Historical abuses of incorporation and solicitation regulation
    Continuing the prior post about Congressional warfare against a gay rights organization, today I highlight some of the other examples in which governments in the United States have abused laws providing for incorporation of nonprofits or…
  • May 10

    New Slate Series on the Largest Nonprofit

    New Slate Series on the Largest Nonprofit
    Slate has started a new series -- Slate 90 -- that "examines the multibillion-dollar nonprofit sector" by scrutinizing the behavior of the largest nonprofits. As the introductory article explains: The Slate 90 represents the top 10…
  • May 9

    Nonprofit Law Flashback: US House Votes to Outlaw Gay Rights Organization

    Nonprofit Law Flashback: US House Votes to Outlaw Gay Rights Organization
    Yesterday I wrote about the discretion New Zealand gives to administrators to assess the benefit of policy views, and I mentioned that this is not usually the approach we follow in the United States. But this has not always been...
Rank this Week: 130

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/
  • May 25

    More on "Undue Hardship" and Student Loans in Bankruptcy

    More on "Undue Hardship" and Student Loans in Bankruptcy
    Following up on Bob's post earlier this week about the Department of Education's request for information (RFI) regarding evaluating "undue hardship" claims in adversary proceedings to discharge student loans, a group of 23…
  • May 24

    OCC Payday Lending Bulletin

    OCC Payday Lending Bulletin
    The Office of Comptroller of the Currency put out a Bulletin this week encouraging banks to make short-term small-dollar installment loans to their customers—basically bank payday loans. The OCC seems to envision 2-12 month amortizing,…
  • May 24

    Student Loans and Other Doings for the ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Commission

    Student Loans and Other Doings for the ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Commission
    The American Bankruptcy Institute's Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy has been hard at work (Full disclosure: I am the Commission's reporter.) Yesterday, the Commission submitted written comments to the Department of Education's request for…
Rank this Week: 210

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Apr 24

    CFP: AALS BA Section

    CFP: AALS BA Section
    Contractual Governance: the Role of Private Ordering at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting The AALS Section on Business Associations is...
  • Apr 16

    Lynn Stout

    Lynn Stout
    Shocked and terribly sad to learn that Lynn Stout has died. Stephen Bainbridge shares emails from the UCLA and Cornell...
  • Apr 3

    CFP: Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop

    CFP: Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop
    Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop: Call for Papers The University of Richmond School of Law, in conjunction with Boston University...
Rank this Week: 233

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • May 24

    Anticipating the UN Report on Extreme Poverty in the United State

    Anticipating the UN Report on Extreme Poverty in the United State
    A democracy cannot sustain itself when millions live in extreme poverty. UN Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Philip Alston is expected to release his report in early June, having conducted a tour of the United States. As…
  • May 23

    ICE Delivers Extreme Child Abuse at The Border

    ICE Delivers Extreme Child Abuse at The Border
    The separation of families at our borders is distressing and inflicts multiple trauma on already traumatized people. Even more distressing is the abuse of unaccompanied minors. Many find the topic too distressing to discuss. But the abuse of…
  • May 22

    US Ambassador to Netherlands Acknowledges His Fake New

    US Ambassador to Netherlands Acknowledges His Fake New
    In 2015 Pete Hoekstra lied. He said that the Islamic movement was causing chaos in Europe and was responsible for burning politicians and cars in the Netherlands. Hoekstra acnowledged that this report was fake news. Now Hoekstra is the US...
Rank this Week: 2214