Fabulous TED Talk by David Hoffman on Lawyers as Peacemakers

Thanks to Kim Wright, at Cutting Edge Law, I learned about a wonderful TED talk that David Hoffman gave: Lawyers as Peacemakers. Really?!? Yes, Really. It describes his personal journey from a hippie seeking social justice to lawyer who sometimes litigated to full-time peacemaker.  It is an inspiring talk, great for law students, lawyers, other … Continue reading Fabulous TED Talk by David Hoffman on Lawyers as Peacemakers

University of Houston Law Center v. Houston College of Law (formerly known as the South Texas College of Law))

Yesterday the South Texas College of Law announced that it was renaming itself the Houston College of Law.  According to the Chronicle of Higher Education: Board Chairman J. Ken Johnson said in a statement the name was changed in part to create a stronger association with the 93-year-old law school and the nation’s fourth-largest city.  … Continue reading University of Houston Law Center v. Houston College of Law (formerly known as the South Texas College of Law))

Leiter: Most Cited Law and Social Science Scholars (Plus)

Every summer University of Chicago Law Prof Brian Leiter posts lists of the most cited scholars in various disciplines at his blog Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports.  Today he posted his  Most Cited Faculty in Law and Social Science Rankings which are based on the Gregory Sisk’s and colleagues’ scholarly productivity rankings of law school … Continue reading Leiter: Most Cited Law and Social Science Scholars (Plus)

9th Circuit on Uber Arbitration

From this morning’s National Law Journal article (available here) reporting on the 9th circuit’s consideration of the appeal from a N.D.CA court’s finding that Uber’s arbitration clause was unenforceable for reasons of unconscionability: According to Uber, Chen’s rulings refused to follow the Ninth Circuit’s 2013 en banc decision in Kilgore v. KeyBank, which held that an … Continue reading 9th Circuit on Uber Arbitration