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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 19

    What Are they Hiding? (Turkish Edition)

    What Are they Hiding? (Turkish Edition)
    Marcy Wheeler is very smart. And while she’s not giving to mincing words, she is also not a wild-eye conspiracist. So I sat up when I saw Meanwhile, Over In Turkey . . ., her blog post on Secretary of … Continue reading…
  • Feb 14

    Micropayments of a New and Pernicious Type

    Micropayments of a New and Pernicious Type
    Many of us predicted long ago that the future of journalism was online micropayments – pay fractions of a cent an article instead of being bombarded with ads. What we didn’t see coming was this strategy by Salon: if you ……
  • Feb 7

    10 Things You Can Do to Protect e-Privacy & Autonomy

    10 Things You Can Do to Protect e-Privacy & Autonomy
    At UM’s Data Privacy Day event I made 10 suggestions about what you can do to protect your e-privacy and autonomy.  Here they are: Trust cyber-civil liberties NGOs like EFF to recommend things to use and to do. If you ……
Rank this Week: 10

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Feb 15

    The Class Action Awaken

    The Class Action Awaken
    Hi Everyone! I am sending along a draft of a paper I have been working on for awhile that tries to make sense of the Supreme Court's recent class action decisions. Here is a link to the paper, and here...
  • Feb 15

    The Class Action Awaken

    The Class Action Awaken
    Hi Everyone! I am sending along a draft of a paper I have been working on for awhile that tries to make sense of the Supreme Court's recent class action decisions. Here is a link to the paper, and here...
  • Oct 9

    Information is the Key to Enforcement: A New Case Study

    Information is the Key to Enforcement: A New Case Study
    A new and really fascinating case study about environmental mass tort litigation against Du Pont was posted recently by the NBER. You can find the piece here. It demonstrates how a company came to ignore the injuries that its product...
Rank this Week: 92

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Feb 17

    Commercial Book Proposals & Agent

    Commercial Book Proposals & Agent
    There are thousands of web pages and books out there about writing commercial book proposals. In my opinion, the best web source for writing commercial non-fiction like most law professors might is this one. And the best book I read on the…
  • Feb 14

    Anti-Competitive Job Markets and Wage Fixing in Academia and the Au Pair Industrie

    Anti-Competitive Job Markets and Wage Fixing in Academia and the Au Pair Industrie
    In the past few years, more attention is being devoted to anti-competitive practices in the labor market. A few years ago I wrote a book called Talent Wants to be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids, and Free-Riding (Yale Press).…
  • Feb 13

    Are You Ready to Pitch a Book?

    Are You Ready to Pitch a Book?
    Junior TT prof asks, “I always hear to wait till after tenure if you're not in a discipline (like legal history) for which books are the coin of the realm. But if you've gotten clearance internally or have simply already satisfied your…
Rank this Week: 310

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/
  • Feb 19

    Women's Right to Choose: Hijab

    Women's Right to Choose: Hijab
    Macy's announced its decision to sell hijab. Hijab are just one product in the Verona line, which is intended to offer modest clothing with Muslim women as the primary target consumers. The decision is not without controversy. The usual…
  • Feb 18

    New Human Rights Arts Festival

    New Human Rights Arts Festival
    The Red Mountain Theater Company announced its first festival devoted to human rights themes. The Birmingham based company has several new plays devoted to developing understanding an empathy for those whose experiences are unlike our own.…
  • Feb 15

    Adam Foss: Juvenile Justice Warrior

    Adam Foss: Juvenile Justice Warrior
    Adam Foss is an amazing advocate for juveniles. As a Suffolk County (MA) prosecutor, Mr. Foss learned to listen to his young clients and came to understand the reasons why poor, and often brown or black, youths engage in criminal...
Rank this Week: 744

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/
  • Feb 19

    What Don’t You Know and How Will You Learn It?

    What Don’t You Know and How Will You Learn It?
    Susan Nevelow Mart, The Algorithm as a Human Artifact: Implications for Legal [Re]Search, 109 Law Libr. J. 387 (2017). Elizabeth Adelman For those of us who are not engineers or programmers, magical results appear when we run searches in…
  • Feb 19

    What Don’t You Know and How Will You Learn It?

    What Don’t You Know and How Will You Learn It?
    Susan Nevelow Mart, The Algorithm as a Human Artifact: Implications for Legal [Re]Search, 109 Law Libr. J. 387 (2017). Elizabeth Adelman For those of us who are not engineers or programmers, magical results appear when we run searches in…
  • Feb 16

    Using an Interesting Conversation to Teach Testamentary Capacity

    Using an Interesting Conversation to Teach Testamentary Capacity
    Stephen R. Alton, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll’s Will: A Tale of Testamentary Capacity, 52 Tulsa L. Rev. 263 (2017). Browne Lewis The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a popular novella that was published by Robert Louis…
Rank this Week: 3359

The Legal Whiteboard

The Legal Whiteboard

Edited by William D. Henderson, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw, Michele DeStefano, Andrew Morris and Jerry Organ.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwhiteboard/
  • May 3

    Thank you for your readership

    Thank you for your readership
    The Legal Whiteboard ceased publication effective April 30, 2017. It was a wonderful ride for the editors. Thank you for your readership. For an explanation of why LWB ceased publication, see this farewell post. Going forward, Bill…
  • Apr 30

    What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (LWB Farewell Series)

    What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (LWB Farewell Series)
    This is my last Farewell Series Post -- a deep dive into the legal labor market from July 2015. I'll be producing more of this type of analysis as part of my ongoing research at Legal Evolution. What is more...
  • Apr 28

    Understanding Trends in Demographics of Law Students (LWB Farewell Series)

    Understanding Trends in Demographics of Law Students (LWB Farewell Series)
    In October and November 2013, I had a series of three blog posts about changing demographics among law students. The first looked at changes in applicants from the top 240 feeder schools. The second documented a greater decrease in…
Rank this Week: 2500