Yale Law Journal

  • 'Congratulations, Stanford. You're still in the running towards becoming America's next top law review.'

    Adam Liptak, Harvard Law Review, Law Professors, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Orin Kerr, Rankings, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Twittering

    America’s Next Top Law Review: New Rankings!

    Who just dethroned the Harvard Law Review as the nation’s #1 law journal?

    9 Comments / / Feb 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM
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    Constitutional Law, Copyright, Gay, Harvard Law Review, Law Professors, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.15.13

    * Airport security has forbidden joking about bombs and hijacking. Now TSA is cracking down on joking about TSA itself. In the interest of my next flight, “I love you, TSA!” [Daily Mail]

    * A detailed analysis of the 14th Amendment’s role in the debt ceiling debate. President Obama should employ this solution now before the Supreme Court realizes there’s another part of the 14th Amendment they can overturn. [Main Street]

    * Law school professors do not take kindly to your antics. [Law Prof Blog]

    * A Cooley Law professor is arguing against gay rights. Sorry, a Western Michigan Law professor is arguing against gay rights. [Pride Source]

    * The rules don’t apply to Yale or Harvard. Or at least the rules don’t apply to their law reviews. [Professor Bainbridge]

    * Congress is still trying to decide how to regulate FM radio instead of looking at salient issues in modern copyright law. Given how brilliantly they keep the government open, maybe FM radio is the biggest issue we should give them right about now. [The Daily Caller]

    * The lawyer as generalist is fading into obscurity. Let’s commemorate it in poetry, shall we? [Poetic Justice]

    * A preview of some upcoming Supreme Court cases this week. Complete with cartoons! [The Spark File]

    * Finally, here’s a little gem for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fans that we got….

    12 Comments / / Oct 15, 2013 at 5:02 PM
  • Limited discovery: NOW!

    Bankruptcy, Barack Obama, Biglaw, California, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Dissolution, Election 2012, Federal Judges, Gender, Gloria Allred, Harvard Law Review, John Marshall Law School, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Marijuana, Money, Morning Docket, United Kingdom / Great Britain, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 06.04.12

    * Dewey know how deep in the red D&L’s international operations were? Enough to make you shout bloody hell and sacré bleu: the U.K. and Paris offices had liabilities of at least $175M. [Financial Times (reg. req.)]

    * “To the extent that we the estate have claims, we would like to settle those claims sooner rather than later.” The joke’s on you if you thought you’d be able to keep your Dewey defector money. [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]

    * According to the allegations in former Cravath associate Ellen Pao’s sex discrimination suit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, the “Mad Men” culture seems to be alive and well in Silicon Valley. [New York Times]

    * Who will be the first to puff, puff, pass the vote — Obama or Romney? It looks like the path to the White House in Election 2012 might depend upon the legalization of marijuana in key states like Colorado. [Reuters]

    * Apparently you can’t take the “duh” out of “Flori-duh” when it comes to voting laws without a fight in the courts. A federal judge has blocked portions of the Sunshine State’s “onerous” voter registration law. [Bloomberg]

    * “People want to go to our school, and why should we say no?” Because they can’t get jobs? Northwestern Law is considering shrinking its class sizes; John Marshall Law, not so much. [Crain’s Chicago Business]

    * Stop crying about coming in second in the U.S. News rankings, Harvard, because you can still brag about beating Yale in having the most-cited law review articles of all time… for now. [National Law Journal (reg. req.)]

    * Gloria Allred is representing one of the Miami “zombie’s” girlfriends for reasons unknown. Maybe the zombie apocalypse is truly upon is and she saw an opportunity to stand up for undead women’s rights. [CBS Miami]

    13 Comments / / Jun 4, 2012 at 9:03 AM
  • Alex Kozinski small headshot 2011

    9th Circuit, Alex Kozinski, Benchslaps, Blind Item, Diarmuid O'Scannlain, Federal Judges, Law Reviews, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: In Defense of Dissentals

    What does Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit think of dissents from the denial of rehearing en banc (aka dissentals)?

    22 Comments / / Apr 10, 2012 at 3:32 PM
  • Alex Kozinski, New York Times, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch: Contain Yourselves

    LEWW is still coming off our royal wedding high. We’re not going to lie, people: As much as we love the legal wedding scene, we’ve never gotten out of bed at 5:30 to read about SCOTUS clerks tying the knot. But Will and Kate have flown off to happily ever after in their helicopter, so […]

    / May 3, 2011 at 10:10 AM
  • Benchslaps, Federal Judges, Law Reviews, Legal Research, Quote of the Day, Richard Posner

    Quote of the Day: Judge Posner Benchslaps the Bluebook

    [N]eedless to say, I have not read the nineteenth edition. I have dipped into it, much as one might dip one’s toes in a pail of freezing water. I am put in mind of Mr. Kurtz’s dying words in Heart of Darkness — ‘The horror! The horror!’ — and am tempted to end there. — […]

    46 Comments / / Jan 26, 2011 at 12:18 PM
  • Harvard Law Review, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Minority Issues, Racism, Women's Issues

    Minorities and Women and Law Reviews, Oh My!

    Earlier this month, roughly around the time that newly minted law review editors were hearing the good news, we raised the issue of how many minorities and women are being selected for law review. It’s not a new debate; whether underrepresented minorities (URMs) and women are adequately represented on the nation’s leading law journals has […]

    147 Comments / / Aug 17, 2010 at 1:53 PM