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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/
  • Oct 16

    Special Issue of Statute Law Review on Legal Interpretation

    Special Issue of Statute Law Review on Legal Interpretation
    Here is the link.
  • Oct 16

    Addis on Dignity, Integrity, & Personhood

    Addis on Dignity, Integrity, & Personhood
    Adeno Addis (Tulane University - Law School) has posted Dignity, Integrity, and the Concept of a Person on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The idea of human dignity, found in almost all legal and political cultures, now plays a very...
  • Oct 16

    Schlag on Reason as a Fundamental Concept in International Law

    Schlag on Reason as a Fundamental Concept in International Law
    Pierre Schlag (University of Colorado Law School) has posted Reason (Jean d'Aspremont & Sahib Singh, Fundamental Concepts for International Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This brief essay,…
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Oct 12

    Catalonian Bonds, Anyone?

    Catalonian Bonds, Anyone?
    Joint post by Mitu Gulati and Mark Weidemaier. Sovereign bonds issued under the government's own law are supposed to be riskier than bonds issued under foreign (typically, English or New York) law. The logic is simple: Local-law bonds can…
  • Oct 11

    If I Were a Holdout ...

    If I Were a Holdout ...
    Bond pricing has always been a puzzle to me, so I leave it to Mitu. But one thing has bugged me for more than a year. Ever since Venezuela has joined the ranks of the walking dead, market participants have...
  • Oct 10

    Rights of Secured Creditors in Chapter 11: New Paper

    Rights of Secured Creditors in Chapter 11: New Paper
    Ted Janger and I have posted a paper of interest to Credit Slips readers called Tracing Equity. We still have time to integrate feedback, so please download it and let us know what you think. As the image accompanying this...
Rank this Week: 152

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: 148

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/
  • Oct 13

    CFP: National Business Law Scholars Conference

    CFP: National Business Law Scholars Conference
    National Business Law Scholars Conference Thursday & Friday, June 21-22, 2018 Call for Papers The National Business Law Scholars Conference...
  • Jun 26

    American Airlines, Qatar, and the NOL Poison Pill

    American Airlines, Qatar, and the NOL Poison Pill
    I know most bloggers today are consumed with the June avalanche of Supreme Court opinions and cert grants, but something...
  • May 25

    AALS BA Call for Paper

    AALS BA Call for Paper
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Business Associations Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance AALS Annual Meeting, January 5, 2018 The...
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Oct 11

    Defamation suits against Southern Poverty Law Center

    Defamation suits against Southern Poverty Law Center
    When is criticism against your organization grounds for a defamation suit? In a handful of recent lawsuits filed in recent months, groups designated as "hate groups" by the Southern Poverty Law Center have sued both SPLC (and, in…
  • Oct 10

    NASCO Conference: Impact of Technology on Charities Regulation

    NASCO Conference: Impact of Technology on Charities Regulation
    Last week, the National Association of State Charities Officials held their annual conference on the impact of technology on charities regulation. It will be interesting to see if any new initiatives come out of this conference, but I hear…
  • Oct 10

    Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund sued for using Audrey Hepburn's Name

    Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund sued for using Audrey Hepburn's Name
    Sean Hepburn Ferrer, son of Audrey Hepburn, recently sued the charity bearing his mother's name over a dispute over the charity's use of Hepburn's name on merchandise. From Reuters: Sean Hepburn Ferrer, who once chaired the Audrey Hepburn…
Rank this Week: 242

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/
  • Oct 15

    US Activists and Advocates Respond to UN Special Rapporteur's Call for Input

    US Activists and Advocates Respond to UN Special Rapporteur's Call for Input
    The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, received 35 submissions to date in response to his call for input pending his visit to the United States from December 4 - 15, 2017. The submissions are...
  • Oct 12

    False Equivalency and Bia

    False Equivalency and Bia
    Those of us litigating intimate partner abuse cases have been privy to the tactic of false equivalencies as a means of protecting male privilege. One particularly vexing case I tried resulted in extensive findings of the husband's abuse of…
  • Oct 11

    Win the Battle, Lose the War…  Oral Argument Analysis of Jesner v. Arab Bank

    Win the Battle, Lose the War…  Oral Argument Analysis of Jesner v. Arab Bank
    by Jena Martin, Professor, West Virginia University College of Law, guest contributor On Wednesday October 11th, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Jesner v. Arab Bank, a case that will decide whether plaintiffs have the…
Rank this Week: 2625