October 05, 2015

The ad is for real

Denmark needs more babies.  It's a real ad, though as some of the Danish commenters note, there is some intended humor in it.

October 5, 2015 in Legal Humor, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

September 25, 2015

You can't make this stuff up, Part II

You know who actually criticizes Donald Trump for being a narcissist in need of constant media attention.  Really.  The "spirit of the age" indeed.

(Thanks to several readers for sending this along.)

September 25, 2015 in Law Professors Saying Dumb Things, Legal Humor, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

April 01, 2015

On April Fool's Day you should visit...

...Legal Theory blog for the latest in "scholarship" from Daniel Farber, William Baude, and no doubt others.

April 1, 2015 in Legal Humor | Permalink

March 30, 2015

Kant and evidence law in Bulgaria in the 18th-century

At last!

March 30, 2015 in Legal Humor | Permalink

November 17, 2014

A sober and impartial analysis of the recent ranking of the "top 50" law faculties...

April 01, 2014

Too busy to be funny today...

...but others, fortunately, aren't:  see Dan Filler, Jeffrey Harrison, Larry Solum.

UPDATE:  And Michael Dorf (thanks to Kent McKeever for the pointer).

April 1, 2014 in Legal Humor | Permalink

January 24, 2014

Volokh blog to go behind a paywall in six months!

Praise be to Jesus

But, seriously, it seems a surprising decision.  Even I will miss reading a couple of those folks now and then (and not simply for head-shaking amusement!).

January 24, 2014 in Law in Cyberspace, Legal Humor, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

December 07, 2013

Judge Baer vs. Justice Alito

From a Reuters item:

A federal judge this week defended his custom of urging lead law firms in class actions to staff the lawsuits with women and minority lawyers, two weeks after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito took the unusual step of criticizing the practice....

Alito likened the practice to "court-approved discrimination" and said it might warrant further review by the high court.

In an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, Baer, 80, said that Alito lacked "either understanding or interest" in the discrimination faced by blacks, Latinos and women....

In court orders, Baer has written that the practice is warranted under a federal rule governing the certification of class action lawsuits. The rule says a judge may, among other things, "consider any other matter pertinent to counsel's ability to fairly and adequately represent the interests of the class."

In the interview, Baer said that he does not require the firms to assign minority and women lawyers to cases. Instead, he said he notes the value of taking race and gender into account, and only in cases where the plaintiffs are mainly minorities and women.

If plaintiffs were "all white Anglo-Saxon Protestants," Baer said, "I would not likely be making these comments."

Baer, whom President Bill Clinton nominated to the bench in 1994, said Alito's salvo did not surprise him.

"I think the tongue-in-cheek answer would be that I was surprised because of how much he's done in the way of supporting anti-discrimination laws over the years," Baer said. "But that would be just a facetious comment."

Judge Baer for the win!

December 7, 2013 in Legal Humor, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

October 01, 2013

Stuff faculty appointments commitees say...

...courtesy of Christine Hurt (Illinois).  This is pretty funny and apt.

October 1, 2013 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Legal Humor | Permalink

April 02, 2013

April Fool's Day at Legal Theory Blog

Larry Solum always has some very funny parodies.  This is my favorite from yesterday's batch.  Several years ago, Solum published such a good April Fool's parody of me that for two years afterwards I would get e-mails from overseas asking for copies of the paper!

April 2, 2013 in Legal Humor, Of Academic Interest | Permalink