A new issue of The Jury Expert is out. Larry Laudan (UNAM): Is it Finally Time to Put "Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" Out to Pasture? Patrick J. Glen (Georgetown): An Essay on Franz Kafka, Lawrence Joseph, and the Possibilities of Jurisprudential Literature. Laura E. Little (Temple): Just a Joke: Defamatory Humor and Incongruity's Promise. Calling power to reason: A review of Homo Juridicus: On the Anthropological Function of the Law by Alan Supiot. From the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues, a special issue on legal education in a global context, including Anthony Bradney (Keele): How to Live: Aristocratic Values, the Liberal University Law School and the Modern Lawyer. How the law schools went astray: An excerpt from Schools for Misrule, Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America by Walter Olson (and more). Served: Paul Campos on how law schools completely misrepresent their job numbers. Law students lose the grant game as schools win: Merit scholarships help law schools enhance their cachet, but grading curves often make it impossible for students to keep the grants. Law of averages: Why the law-school bubble is bursting. The first chapter from The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons by Colin Dayan. Judicial strictures figure in considered judgments, while outbursts are sheer lapses in manners and are soon forgotten. Jean D'Aspremont writes in defense of the hazardous tool of legal blogging. Who does Justice look like? Her changing features — and skin color — over the centuries. The court of celebrity: Richard Posner reviews Justices and Journalists: The U.S. Supreme Court and the Media by Richard Davis. An interview with John Paul Stevens on the book he's writing and why he decided to retire last year.

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