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The Best Dunks so Far in the 2014-15 College Basketball Season

The name of the game is hang time. These athletes make video games look unreal. They are anti-gravity. The laws of physics are mere suggestions to these gravitational contrarians. That’s enough of that nonsense. Sometimes it’s best to...Show More Summary

Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center

By Jason Rantanen As most of you know, I am an associate professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law, in Iowa City, Iowa.  One of my initiatives this past semester was a relaunch of the Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center’s website. The IBLC is a joint faculty venture that focuses […]

Law Professor’s One Word Response Stuns Student Too ‘Traumatized’ to Take Exam Due to Grand Jury Decisions

Spoiled, entitled, bratty college students across the country have been gleefully exploiting the grand jury decisions in Ferguson and New York, trying to use them as a way of getting

Brickbat: Jesus Christ

3 days agoNews : Reason

British Columbia Minister of Advanced Education Amrik Virk has revoked his consent for Trinity Western University, a Christian college, to open a law school. Virk cited the fact that law societies in British Columbia and other Canadian...Show More Summary

Stat Of The Week: Law School Football Playoff Edition

Are any of these approaches any goofier or less scientific than predicting the upcoming College Football Playoff by using law schools?

Bill Would Allow 529 College Savings Plan Investors To Change Investments Twice A Year

With less disposable income and difficulty meeting the ever rising cost of tuition, parents often have a tough time saving for their child’s future education. A law poised to make its way though Congress aims to give parents using certain college savings plans more flexibility in their investments. The Wall Street Journal reports that Congress is likely to pass … [More]

Voter ID Not Working, So Republicans Looking To Rig Electoral College

Voter suppression via voter ID laws aren’t providing Republicans with enough votes, especially since many states have seen them overturned. So, the next line of attack appears to be the electoral college. Paul Rosenberg at Salon: Voter suppression seemed promising at first—and it’s helpful in many downticket races—but it’s not going to be enough to [...]

Obama Laments ‘Deep Unfairness’ in Law Enforcement

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Speaking at the College Opportunity Summit on Thursday, President Barack Obama said the trust between law enforcement and the people they serve must be restored, referring to the recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Holland & Hart Partner Named Director of Denver Graduate Tax Program

Press Release: University of Denver Sturm College of Law Dean Martin Katz announced today that John Wilson has been appointed as the new director of the University’s Graduate Tax Program (GTP), effective December 8. With more than 150 students, the GTP is one of the largest of its kind in...

Iowa Law School Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Block 8th Circuit Order of New Trial in Unsuccessful Republican Faculty Candidate's Discrimination Suit

Following up on my previous posts (links below) about Teresa Wagner's federal lawsuit claiming she was denied a faculty position because of her conservative views: the Des Moines Register reports that the University of Iowa College of Law has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Eighth Circuit's July...

Say goodbye to (most of) those arcane symbols on your gadgets

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Like the lower back tattoo you got in college, everyone's been hoping that those mandated symbols on the bottom of your gadgets will just go away. Thankfully, the E-Label act has now been signed into law by President Obama, enabling gadget manufactur...

Smith on Street Art and low Intellectual Property

Cathay yvette Nikka Smith, of  the University of Denver Sturm College of Law has posted on SSRN, Street Art: An Analysis Under U.S. Intellectual Property Law and Intellectual Property’s ‘Negative Space’ Theory, 259 DePaul J. Art, Tech., & Intel. Prop. (2014). From the Abstract: Street art, in its original and purest form, is artwork created […]

Blame Congress for Enabling Obama's Unilateral Executive Actions

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

Writing at the Los Angeles Times, South Texas College of Law at Houston professor Josh Blackman argues that any analysis of President Barack Obama's unilateral executive action on immigration must begin with the fact that "Congress shares...Show More Summary

Jameis Winston Wouldn't Take "No" For An Answer From That Official

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

In the third quarter of Florida State's 20-17 win over Boston College, Jameis Winston attempted, twice, to physically wrest an official out of the way so he could run a play. It was a weird moment, and per the letter of the law, Winston should have been ejected. But what the hell was actually happening? Read more...

HOSTEM Displays Work from Artists Studio Potapota & Hidekazu Sogabe

HOSTEM store London present Still Life, an exhibition of work by two Japanese artists, Studio Potapota and Hidekazu Sogabe. Kaori Sogabe of Studio Potapota studied pottery at City & Islington College following a law degree at Dokkyo… The post HOSTEM Displays Work from Artists Studio Potapota & Hidekazu Sogabe appeared first on Selectism.

Colleges Should Stop Asking Prospective Students About Their Criminal Records

Anyone troubled by the idea that having a run-in with the law should consign a person to a lifetime of stigma and stifled opportunity will have cheered the recent new?s that three New York colleges have agreed—after a nudge from theShow More Summary

Students Embarrass Rick Perry With Explicit Questions About Gay Sex During College Visit

last monthLGBT / Gay : Queerty

“In 2002, you supported Texas’s anti-sodomy law. Do you dislike bootysex because the peeny goes in where the poopy comes out?” was just one of the many questions Rick Perry was asked while speaking at Dartmouth College over the weekend. The Texas governor was there to speak about the results of the midterm elections and, of […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal sues Pennsylvania over prisoner speech law

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Mumia Abu-Jamal, serving life in prison for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer, and supporters filed a federal lawsuit on Monday challenging a state law enacted after a college graduation speech the activist inmate gave last month. The state law allows crime victims and prosecutors to take...

Two Interesting Upcoming Events in D.C.

By Jason Rantanen There are two terrific looking patent law symposia in D.C this month. On Tuesday, November 11, the American University Washington College of Law and the University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law will co-host a half-day symposium on The Future of Patent Remedies.  From the symposium website: Over the […]

Why We Are Looking at the ‘Value’ of College (and Law School?) All Wrong

Washington Post: Why We Are Looking at the ‘Value’ of College All Wrong, by Christopher B. Nelson (President, St. John's College): As college admission deadlines loom, new lists and rankings proliferate along with reports questioning the “value” of a college education. The obsession with quantification is rooted in a habit...

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