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Pete Black
Brisbane, Australia
Lawyer, lecturer, blogger, geek and obsessive compulsive Twitterer
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The QS World University Rankings 2015 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat arbitrary and imprecise, they are nonetheless interesting. As such, I have compiled a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
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The QS World University Rankings 2014 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat arbitrary and imprecise, they are nonetheless interesting. As such, I have compiled a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
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A few weeks ago I had a piece on Dandy asking the question, "Are we closer to marriage equality with Kevin Rudd?": For the first time in our history, Australia now has a Prime Minister who supports marriage equality. While we should rightly celebrate this, we should also not think... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
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This afternoon the Kevin Rudd will visit the Governor-General and request a dissolution and an election on 7 September. A proclamation will then have to be issued dissolving the House of Representatives. The writ initiating the 150 House elections and the Senate elections for the ACT and Northern Territory have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
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Every semester, I always like to share this story from the New York Times in 1900 about the constitutional law exam at the Harvard Law School that caused a student to die from "overstudy": And if you're curious, this is the exam: Before my LWB242 Constitutional Law students start panic,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
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The QS World University Rankings 2013 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat arbitrary and imprecise, they are nonetheless interesting. As such, I have compiled a... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
The most-read link I tweeted today was: a great read about a gmail account that had been ignored for 9 years: "Eighteen and Abandoned" http://pjblack.me/YMgGvt These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about today: "Gillard to pull $2.3bn of funding from unis to pay for Gonski reforms"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
The most-read link I tweeted today was: a good, balanced piece on the NBN from @stilgherrian: "Broadband battle: hard numbers, ideology and gut feel" http://pjblack.me/Yi8TpU #auspol These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about today: "With 'House of Cards,' is it better to binge or nibble?" http://pjblack.me/16JZnx0... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
The most-read link I tweeted today was: "Fairfax journalist sacked over critical Crikey article" http://pjblack.me/17nufVp These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about today: "Streaming Sites and the Rise of Shared Accounts" http://pjblack.me/Y7BBtA #lws008 #lwn117 #lwb486 this is cool: "LEGO Custom Dock Kit for iPad Retina &... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
The most-read link I tweeted today was: "Hot baby names of 2013 (so far): Christian, Nelly, Bruce?" http://pjblack.me/14MISlj These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about today: "The Only Good Idea is an Unoriginal Idea" http://pjblack.me/Y4nwgm "Weird Twitter: The Oral History" http://pjblack.me/10HVseK when is it appropriate to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
The most-read link I tweeted this weekend was: "Why Facebook Home bothers me: It destroys any notion of privacy" http://pjblack.me/Y4ogCf These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about this weekend: "The Minister for Zeal: There are no grey areas with Stephen Conroy. He's either loved or loathed"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about today: "'G-rating' rule for Queensland's outdoor advertising?" http://pjblack.me/XRDkTy changes in how universities reported outputs appeared to be legitimate: "A true snapshot of research" http://pjblack.me/16ACgF4 #highered "TPG's misleading ad fine slashed" http://pjblack.me/XREFdg #lwn117 "Yahoo Deal Is the Latest Example of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
The most-read link I tweeted today was: "What The Most Productive People Do Before Bed" http://pjblack.me/12iNdsl These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about today: only 52 days to go now ...: "Arrested Development Has a Premiere Date" http://pjblack.me/XRlP5S "'Arrested Development' Release Date Coming Soon" http://pjblack.me/Z3v7rn "6... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
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The most-read link I tweeted today was: "'Game Of Thrones' Premiere Breaks Piracy Record" http://pjblack.me/XKTOwK #lws008 #lwb486 These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about today: good to know: "Modafinil Is Wall Street’s New Drug of Choice" http://pjblack.me/YrhOoj forget itunes or spotify: "YouTube is the dominant force... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
The most-read link I tweeted today was: "The Case Against the Law Firm Billable Hour" http://pjblack.me/162QYT1 These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about today: "Reselling Digital Goods Is Copyright Infringement, Judge Rules" http://pjblack.me/16ipCIE#lwb486 #lwn117 "Brilliant Programmer Robert McNally Put Together An Awesome Presentation On What Bitcoin... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
The most-read link I tweeted over Easter was: "Seven commentator Derryn Hinch takes to Twitter to name Australian celebrity arrested over sex allegations" http://pjblack.me/YlLKSt #lwb480 These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about over Easter: "Flipboard 2.0 heralds magazines for 'an audience of one'" http://pjblack.me/169RxKQ this is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
The most-read link I tweeted today was: this is a fascinating perspective: "Homosexuality as infertility: How to end the gay marriage debate" http://pjblack.me/15X0g31 These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about today: an interview with shepard smith http://pjblack.me/10HWrPA "Why You Are Afraid of the Dark" http://pjblack.me/11wxHc3 "Motherhood:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
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The most-read link I tweeted today was: "The 8 Best Protest Signs Outside Of The Supreme Court’s Critical Gay Marriage Hearing" http://pjblack.me/11KhBvv These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about today: "The demise of Google Reader: Stability as a service" http://pjblack.me/11wZ2ef a profile of evan wolfson and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
The most-read link I tweeted today was: "Why women constantly lie about life on Facebook" http://pjblack.me/11wVyIq These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about today: this is a really good read: "Can gay marriage survive SCOTUS loss?" http://pjblack.me/Yckxlm "Gay marriage polls: Bias and other lame conservative excuses... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
The most-read link I tweeted this weekend was: "Dying vet’s ‘fuck you’ letter to George Bush & Dick Cheney needs to be read by every American" http://pjblack.me/ZIr0SY These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about today: remember the winklevii?: "Winklevoss Brothers Move On From Facebook" http://pjblack.me/11wt5md "AP... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
The Slate Political Gabfest is my favourite podcast: Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
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The most-read link I tweeted yesterday and today was: wow this amazing: "The Mother of All Rooftopping Photos, On Top of the Tallest Building in the World" http://pjblack.me/ZIr2u7 These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about: women should wear red in their online dating profile: "I See... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ
The most-read link I tweeted today was: Channel Seven wins injunction to stop Mel B moving to Nine Network for new Australia's Got Talent series" http://pjblack.me/11ea08i #lws008 These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about today: "At CPAC, The Marriage Fight Is Over" http://pjblack.me/YjFnyB via @feedly is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Peter Black's Freedom to Differ