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Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    How smart is your pet?

    How smart is your pet?
    Mine is pretty smart, considering she's a dog. But philosopher Ali Boyle (Cambridge) has a serious answer.
  • Oct 18

    On living in a retirement community

    On living in a retirement community
    Typically sensitive and illuminating observations from Robert Paul Wolff.
  • Oct 18

    Trial by ordeal: it worked!

    Trial by ordeal: it worked!
    This is an amusing analysis. Suspend disbelief, and read until the end.
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Oct 16

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018
    On behalf of the Executive Committee for the Section on Professional Responsibility, I am writing to remind you about the fabulous day of events planned for the AALS Annual Meeting in sunny San Diego on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Please...
  • Oct 8

    Lisa Bloom’s Short-Lived Representation of Harvey Weinstein: The Difficulty of Seeing One’s Own Conflict

    Lisa Bloom’s Short-Lived Representation of Harvey Weinstein: The Difficulty of Seeing One’s Own Conflict
    On October 5, Lisa Bloom released a statement via twitter regarding her representation of Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Company. She explained that she and Weinstein had been working “together on a project bringing [her] book to…
  • Oct 3

    Conceding a Defendant’s Guilt

    Conceding a Defendant’s Guilt
    On September 28, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in McCoy v. Louisiana to consider whether the Sixth Amendment permits defense counsel to concede guilt over the express and emphatic objection of the defendant. In affirming McCoy’s…
Rank this Week: 38

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    European Commission Releases EU-US Privacy Shield Annual Review

    European Commission Releases EU-US Privacy Shield Annual Review
    The European Commission released its first annual report on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the agreement that allows cross-border data transfers of European citizens' personal information to the United States. The commission finds…
  • Oct 18

    China is Getting Better at Undermining Global Human Right

    China is Getting Better at Undermining Global Human Right
    On Lawfare's feed at Foreign Policy, I wrote about how China has aggressively undermined key U.N. human rights mechanisms and how the Trump administration is enabling China's efforts. The piece begins:  Since taking…
  • Oct 18

    Justice Gorsuch is Right: Jesner and the Original Meaning of the Alien Tort Statute

    Justice Gorsuch is Right: Jesner and the Original Meaning of the Alien Tort Statute
    On Oct. 11, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Jesner v. Arab Bank. Jesner involves whether the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) allows federal courts to exercise jurisdiction over claims by aliens against corporations. As originally enacted in…
Rank this Week: 65

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Oct 18

    Why the "trial by ordeal" actually worked

    Why the "trial by ordeal" actually worked
    Amusing, and seemingly plausible, analysis.
  • Oct 16

    Best academic publishers in law?

    Best academic publishers in law?
    We haven't done this poll in about eight years, so here it is once again. Choose "none of the above" if you think options not...
  • Oct 12

    In Memoriam: Fred S. McChesney (1948-2017)

    In Memoriam: Fred S. McChesney (1948-2017)
    A leading law & economics and antitrust scholar, Professor McChesney taught at Emory, Cornell, and Northwestern Universities before taking up a Chair at his alma...
Rank this Week: 182

Texas Coastal Law Society

Texas Coastal Law Society

From the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas.

http://texascoastallaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2130