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1565 ABA Journal Law Professors articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Judge tosses defamation suit by pardoned sheriff Arpaio; blogging law prof is sued

Judge tosses Arpaio defamation suit claiming ‘leftist enmity’ constituted actual malice

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth of Washington, D.C., has tossed a defamation lawsuit filed by former Maricopa County, Arizona,…

Political unrest, violence have forced millions to migrate and seek protection of the rule of law

When countries lack the capacity to stop violence and corruption, and their legal and law enforcement systems lack the ability to hold perpetrators responsible, their people often have no other choice but to seek protection elsewhere.

Oregon law professor plants seeds of change in climate change law

University of Oregon School of Law professor Mary Wood, a former hazardous waste lawyer, never foresaw that she would become a pioneer in climate change law. It wasn’t even an established practice area in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina—which many scientists attributed to global warming—changed the course of her life from more than 2,000 miles away.

Jurors reject death penalty for accused triggerman in law prof’s murder; another trial is pending
Jurors rejected Tuesday the death penalty for accused triggerman Sigfredo Garcia in the July 2014 murder of Florida State University law professor Dan Markel.
Alleged go-between denies involvement in murder-for-hire plot against law professor
The woman accused of acting as a go-between in a plot to murder Florida State University law professor Dan Markel denied any involvement in the final day of trial testimony Wednesday.
Slain law professor’s wife testifies that she knew nothing about alleged murder-for-hire plot
The former wife of slain law professor Daniel Markel testified Friday that she wasn’t involved in a plot to kill Markel, and she doesn’t know who killed him.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge refuses to step down from opioid litigation; BigLaw joins law profs in climate change fight

Judge overseeing nationwide opioid litigation refuses to step down

The federal judge overseeing more than 2,000 lawsuits over alleged opioid addictions and overdoses refused to remove himself from a bellwether…

Afternoon Briefs: Man acquitted for Facebook rants about judge; trial to begin in law prof’s slaying

Jurors acquit Michigan dad in connection with Facebook rants about judge

Jurors in Michigan deliberated for 26 minutes before acquitting a dad charged for his angry Facebook posts about a…

Afternoon Briefs: Ex-law dean Norman Lefstein dies; inmate who got life for stealing $50 is released

Former law dean Norman Lefstein dies at age 82

Norman Lefstein, a former dean of Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law, died Thursday at age 82. Lefstein has been described…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer accused of deducting kickbacks; Greenland purchase was exam hypothetical

Lawyer is accused of claiming illegal kickbacks as business expenses

Houston personal injury lawyer Jeffrey Stern is accused of paying kickbacks to case runners who illegally solicited clients and then…

Controversial Penn law prof is under fire for remarks about third-world immigration
Updated: Controversial University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax is back in the news for recent remarks about the dangers of “cultural-distance” immigration.
Seeing Red: A professor coexists with ‘MAGA’ in the classroom

Jeffrey Omari understands the complexities of academic freedom and free speech. But just as faculty and staff are required to maintain professional formalities, it seems only logical that students, too, should maintain similar businesslike etiquette.

Closing Time: As Whittier Law School prepares to close, its dean tries to soften the blow for students

Closing Time: As Whittier Law School prepares to close, its dean tries to soften the blow for students

University of Idaho law professor sues school for racial and gender discrimination

A black female law professor alleging race and gender discrimination in employment and education has filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Idaho College of Law.

In her complaint…

After tenure removals, Vermont Law School is now on sanction list of professors’ organization

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