Home Run! The FIU Law Review’s Microsymposium on Law and the Infield Fly Rule @FIULAWREVIEW @SWeberWaller @KarboraniAdrian @robneyer @oldfatherc @fiulaw

Look at this unusual and fresh approach to a law review symposium issue. I know less than nothing about baseball, as you can tell from the title of this post, but I enjoyed looking through FIU Law Review’s Micro-Symposium: Infield Fly Rule Is In Effect: The History and Strategy of Baseball’s Most (In)Famous Rule.  Here’s a list of the articles included. Adrian Karborani, Introduction to the Micro-Symposium: Infield Fly Rule in Effect Richard D. Friedman, Just Say No To the Cheap Double Play Mark A. Graber, Functionalism and the Infield Fly…

Law & Humanities Blog: Reminder: CFP for 2019 Graphic Justice Discussions: “Drawing the Human: Law, Comics, Justice” @LexComica

Law & Humanities Blog: Reminder: CFP for 2019 Graphic Justice Discussions: “Drawing the Human: Law, Comics, Justice” @LexComica skip to main | skip to sidebar Reminder: CFP for 2019 Graphic Justice Discussions: “Drawing the Human: Law, Comics, Justice” @LexComica CALL FOR PAPERS – CLOSES SOON! 2019 Graphic Justice Discussions – “Drawing the Human: Law, Comics, Justice” 28-29 November 2019, USC, Queensland, Australia The 2019 conference of the Graphic Justice Research Alliance will be hosted by the USC School of Law and Criminology, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia. The…

Macey on the Central Role of Political Myth in Corporate Law @JonathanMacey @YaleLawSch

Jonathan R. Macey, Yale Law School, has published The Central Role of Political Myth in Corporate Law. Here is the abstract. This Article shows that a variety of fundamental rules of corporate law are based on a set of myths. The Article explains that these myths play an important role in attracting public acceptance and support for what otherwise would be unpopular and controversial regulations. Thus, one can view the role played by myth in corporate law in a particular context as having either positive or negative social effects depending…

How to Decipher Legal Jargon

When first beginning any process that involves the court systems, there are many, many areas where the common man, you as a Father, can get needlessly confused. One of the biggest areas of confusion is in the Legal jargon that lawyers and judges and what seems like the rest of the world knows and that you don't have a clue about. I mean, what is all this mumbo-jumbo anyway? Well the answer is simple really. Most legal terms are just fancy ways of saying relatively simple things. Here is a…

Why a Pre-Nup Is No Longer Just for the Rich and Famous

A pre-nuptial agreement (or a pre-nup) has long been associated with the rich and famous, in particular A-list stars or celebrities looking to protect their staggering wealth in the event of an often inevitable marriage breakdown. But in recent times, it's not just those with eye-popping bank account figures that are demanding a pre-nup agreement prior to getting wed. An increasing number of people are recognizing the benefits of this agreement, even if they aren't rich or famous. In fact, research suggests that some legal businesses in England and Wales…

What Kind of Cases Do Family Lawyers Deal With?

Family law is the area of ​​law dealing with almost any issue that can come up in a family. These include cases dealing with marriage, separation, and divorce. Family lawyers also handle cases concerning child custody, child support, and spousal support. These are fairly well-known types of cases that are handled by divorce lawyers also known as family lawyers. Some less well-known areas of law that are handled in family courts are: Civil unions: There is controversy over the legal standing of civil unions. Many countries recognize these as being…

Between the Legal and the Social Norms of the Art World @Guy_A_Rub

Guy A. Rub, Ohio State University College of Law, is publishing Owning Nothingness: Between the Legal and the Social Norms of the Art World in the Brigham Young University Law Review. Here is the abstract. Almost $8 million — that is what the Crystal Bridges Museum paid for one work of contemporary art in November 2015. What did that museum get for that hefty sum? From a legal perspective, absolutely nothing. The work it purchased was just an idea, and ideas of this kind escape legal protection. The reason that…

August 22, 2019 at the Australian National University

Law & Humanities Blog: Visions Not So Splendid: Art, Law, Justice: August 22, 2019 at the Australian National University skip to main | skip to sidebar Visions Not So Splendid: Art, Law, Justice: August 22, 2019 at the Australian National University The ANU Centre for Law, Art and the Humanities presents Visions Not So Splendid: Art, Law, Justice on Thursday 22 August, 12:00-4:30PM at the Sir Ronald Wilson Building Lecture Theatre, Australian National University. This event includes the following panels: Law and Art in Transition ·           §  Eliza Garnsey, ‘The Visual…

Elizabeth Papp Kamali, Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England @LizPappKamali @cambUP_History

Now available: Elizabeth Papp Kamali, Harvard Law School, is publishing Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England (Cambridge University Press) in September 2019). Here from the publisher’s website is a description of the book’s contents. This book explores the role of mens rea, broadly defined as a factor in jury assessments of guilt and innocence from the early thirteenth through the fourteenth century – the first two centuries of the English criminal trial jury. Drawing upon evidence from the plea rolls, but also relying heavily upon non-legal textual sources…

2019 Law, Literature & the Humanities Association of Australia Extended to August 31, 2019

From Dr. Timothy Peters, President, Law, Literature, & the Humanities Association of Australia: The call for papers for the 2019 Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia Conference: Juris Apocalypse Now: Law in the End Times has been extended until 31st August 2019 (see attached). In addition, the application date for postgraduate bursaries has also been extended to 31st August. Please both distribute far and wide, and get your abstracts for panels and papers in now! Source link