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Law School course: “historical trajectory of Trayvon Martin case”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:30pm
University of Miami School of Law

A JD student at the University of Miami School of Law–and a long-time fan of “The Law of Self Defense”–contacted me recently to share a notice he’d received from the school. It seems for the Fall 2014 semester they will be offering a “short course” (good for one credit) with a...

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Update on discrimination suit by conservative law professor

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 8:30am
Teresa Wagner

Almost a year ago I reported on how the case if Teresa Wagner, a Conservative Iowa law professor denied new trial in political discrimination case:

The l...

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What did I miss?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 3:58pm

I have been traveling since about 6 this morning.

What did I miss?

Do we have amnesty yet?  Has Snowden officially gone over to the other side yet?  Is IRS-gate still a “gate”?

Patricia sent me this email:

What do we have to do to … push you into the top slot?

referring to TaxProf’s latest ...

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Buy (law school) when everyone else is selling (but don’t overpay)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:40pm

“Buy when everyone else is selling.”

From Warren Buffett on down, it’s a time tested approach to investing. It doesn’t mean purchase anything that comes along, or overpay, but it’s a contrarian approach to the madness of markets which tend to drive valuations to extremes for relatively short periods of time.

The law...

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Conservative Iowa law professor denied new trial in political discrimination case

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 6:04pm

The lawsuit by Teresa Wagner against the former Dean of the University of Iowa’s College of Law has received a lot of attention, a tortured procedural history (including a prior appeal) and confusing results.  In the latest twist, a judge has denied Wagner’s motion for a new trial (full opinion embedded at...

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Fordham Law Profs try to leverage Coulter dispute into funding for Vagina Monologues

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 8:30am

Just when you thought the controversy over the Fordham Republicans rescinding their invitation to Ann Coulter couldn’t get any weirder …

A group of law professors at Fordham Law School exchanged high-fives over Coulter’s departure, then quickly segued into demanding that the University fund the Vagina Monologues, pro-abortion groups, and other oppressed,...

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How not to raise legal ethics issues as to a candidate

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 9:08am

Starting with my post Elizabeth Warren’s law license problem last Monday and continuing through the week, I have laid out the facts and documents regarding Elizabeth Warren’s practice of law from...

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Elizabeth Warren’s law license problem

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 24, 2012 at 7:37am

The debate last Thursday night between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren covered ground mostly known to voters.

But there was one subject most people watching probably did not know about, Elizabeth Warren’s private legal representation of The Travelers Insurance Company in an asbestos-related case.

Brown brought the point up late in the debate, and hammered it:

Warren attempted...

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I just want you to know

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10:31am

that I post TaxProf’s quarterly law professor blog rankings merely for informational purposes.

External measures like blog traffic are not important to me.

No, I blog for the personal satisfaction of expressing my views to complete strangers who communicate with me using fake names.

That and that alone is enough to keep me going.

So...

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Brian Leiter is upset about blog traffic

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 18, 2011 at 7:25pm

I have been warned almost since I started blogging that one of these days I would show up on University of Chicago Law School Professor Brian Leiter’s radar and that his world-renowned pettiness and nastiness would be visited upon me.

But at least I’m in good company [added: link broken a/o 11-21-2011 10:45...

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George Mason U. Law School Dean gets it right

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 12:18pm

George Mason University School of Law is considered “conservative,” at least by law school standards.

So when CAIR played the Islamophobe card and demanded that the school shut down a speech by Nonie Darwish , Dean Daniel Polsby said

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Widener law prof. lawsuit to stay in DE county Christine O’Donnell won 57-40

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 10:58am

I have posted numerous times before about the case of Lawrence Connell, the Widener Law School Professor who was placed on one-year unpaid leave and forced to undergo a psychiatric examination as a condition of return.

The sanctions imposed by Dean Linda Ammons were so controversial that a high profile alumnus and major...

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Widener Law School fundraising leader criticizes sanctions imposed on Prof. Lawrence Connell

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 6:15pm

I previously posted about the resignation of Capt. (Ret.) Robert P. Taishoff, a major donor to Widener Law School and Chair of the school’s fundraising campaign, Widener Law School loses major donor over Connell case.

I indicated that I had seen the text of Taishoff’s resignation communication, and that it was clear he...

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Widener Law School loses major donor over Connell case

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 8:35am

I posted on Saturday about Alumni Resignations at Widener Law School In Wake of Connell Case.

I noted that Widener had confirmed that “[a] member of the Board of Overseers for the School of Law and a member of the School of Law Campaign Subcommittee have stepped down from those roles for...

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Anonymity and intolerance

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 10:59am

Hey, I missed this controversy until it was over.

Via Instapundit (who is not anonymous), an anonymous law professor blogger created a blog called Inside The Law School Scam.  For about two weeks the anonymous...

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Alumni Resignations at Widener Law School In Wake of Connell Case

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 10:43am

The fallout from the handling of the case of Prof. Lawrence Connell is starting to be felt at Widener Law School.

Widener has confirmed that two members of Widener Law School’s Board of Overseers and fundraising subcommittee have resigned.  In an e-mail to me, Widener’s Director of Public Relations wrote:

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More on the Widener Law School controversy

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 19, 2011 at 10:25am

As you know, I have been following the case of Widener Law School Professor Lawrence Connell for several months.

Connell claimed that he was singled out by two students for false accusations of racism and sexism, and that the Widener administration backed the students without bothering with a thorough investigation, because Connell was one...

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