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Saturday, June 27, 2015

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Yale Journal on Regulation Blog Joins Law Professor Blogs Network

LPBN LogoThe Law Professor Blogs Network is thrilled to announce that the Yale Journal on Regulation's Notice & Comment Blog has joined the Law Professor Blogs Network as an affiliate member.  We are delighted to welcome Nicholas Bagley (Michigan), Peter Conti-Brown (Stanford), Andy Grewal (Iowa), Bruce Huber (Notre Dame), Jeffrey Pojanowski (Notre Dame), and Chris Walker (Ohio State) to our fold.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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It’s time to find the Best Tax Blogs the Internet has to offer! WalletHub’s Editors have identified 50 finalists, from industry titans like TurboTax to one-man dynamos like the Tax Girl. Now it’s your job to vote. Tell your friends, alert the neighbors and show us why your favorite website deserves the title of 2015’s Best Tax Blog.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Six Deans Join Law Deans on Legal Education Blog

LPBN LogoThe Law Professor Blogs Network is thrilled to announce that our Law Deans on Legal Education Blog, ably manned by Rick Bales (Dean, Ohio Northern) and Richard Gershon (Dean, Mississippi), is adding six new Deans:

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Monday, January 5, 2015

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

How Many Of Your Colleagues Are Hungover Today? 1.6%.

FiveThirtyEight, How Many Of Your Co-Workers Are Hungover?:

I’ve thought about this relatively often, because my career path — from the restaurant business to journalism — has been dominated by occupations where some people roll into work with shades and water bottles. There’s a bit of data on this. ...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Monday, September 8, 2014

The 100 Most Influential People in Tax and Accounting

100 Most InfluentialI am honored to be included on the list of Accounting Today's 100 Most Influential People in Tax and Accounting for the ninth year in a row:

Caron once stood out as one of the few serious tax bloggers out there; now that there are a lot more tax blogs online, he stands out even more -- because they all refer to him and his near-comprehensive content.

Near-comprehensive?  In any event, I am flattered to be on the list with such high-powered people in the tax and accounting worlds, including:

(2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Law Professor Blogs Network Launches Legal Technology Blog

LPBN LogoThe Law Professor Blogs Network is thrilled to announce the launch of Legal Technology Blog, edited by Jeanne Eicks (Vermont), Oliver Goodenough (Vermont), Stephanie Kimbro (Stanford), and Michele Pistone (Villanova). From their inaugural post:

What will law practice look like in the next decade? What should legal professionals know about technology to be competent and profitable in legal practice? How will we educate the next generation of lawyers entering a legal field deeply altered by technology? Who are these legal entrepreneurs changing the face of law – and should we fear them or emulate them? Will innovation happen at a stately pace, trimming the edges of inefficiency and risk aversion in legal practice? Or will innovation happen disruptively as technology entrepreneurs make an end-run around the more deliberate pace of legal practitioners? To borrow from Richard Susskind, a visionary in this field, who are tomorrow’s lawyers and how will they be trained?

We seek answers to these questions and more. This blog will focus on the topics at the nexus of law, legal practice and legal education and technology. Welcome.

With the support of our sponsor, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business/Aspen Publishers, the Network is seeking to expand in two ways.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Law Professor Blogs Network Launches International Financial Law Prof Blog

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mirror of Justice Joins Law Professor Blogs Network

LPBN LogoI am delighted to announce that Mirror of Justice, a blog dedicated to the development of Catholic legal theory edited by Rick Garnett (Notre Dame) and 19 other prominent law professors of faith, has joined the Law Professor Blogs Network.  

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

An Epic Weekend

Madison 1I am heading back to San Diego today after one of the great weekends of my life, helping my daughter Jayne get settled in Madison, Wisconsin before she starts her job at Epic Systems, a medical records software company recently profiled in the New York Times and Forbes, on September 2.

Jayne graduated from college last month and is spending the summer with us studying for the MCATs before beginning her job.  She will be joining her brother Reed, who started at Epic last summer following his college graduation.  I helped Jayne open a bank account, join a gym, and move into the apartment she will be sharing with her brother.  We took a break today to attend Epic's annual company picnic ("Epicnic") on its amazing campus (photos herehere, and here).

It was a memorable weekend, filled with warm reminisces about the past and excited speculation about the future.  Shopping with Jayne was a different experience than shopping with Reed last year.  She took the time to outfit her place with exactly the right items, including this spiffy shower curtain:

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

REFinBlog Joins the Law Professor Blogs Network

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With the support of our sponsor Wolters Kluwer Law & Business/Aspen Publishers, the Network is seeking to expand in two ways.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Law Professor Blogs Network Launches Clinical Law Prof Blog

LPBN LogoThe Law Professor Blogs Network is thrilled to announce the launch of Clinical Law Prof Blog, edited by Jeff Baker (Pepperdine) with these contributing editors:

  • Bryan Adamson (Seattle)
  • Kim Bart (Duke)
  • Kelly Behre (UC-Davis)
  • Warren Binford (Willamette)
  • Kristina Campbell (UDC)
  • Tanya Cooper (Alabama)
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  • Brittany Stringfellow Otey (Pepperdine)
  • Danny Schaffzin (Memphis)
  • Kelly Terry (Arkansas (Little Rock))
  • Virgil Wiebe (St. Thomas)

From Jeff's inaugural post:

We hope to amplify and magnify the work of clinical law professors, to share resources and ideas and to collaborate with our colleagues online and in social media who are serving our community.  We write to advance the twin causes of good teaching and justice.   

With the support of our sponsor Wolters Kluwer Law & Business/Aspen Publishers, the Network is seeking to expand in two ways.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Right Coast Joins the Law Professor Blogs Network

LPBN LogoI am delighted to announce that The Right Coast, edited by Thomas A. Smith (San Diego), has joined the Law Professor Blogs Network.  

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First, I am actively recruiting law professors to launch blogs in other areas of the law school curriculum not currently covered by the Network, including Administrative Law, Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property, National Security, Native American Law, Race and the Law, and Trial Advocacy.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New 2015 U.S. News Tax Rankings

U.S. News 2015Here are the new 2015 U.S. News Tax Rankings, along with last year's rankings:

2015

Rank

 Tax

Program

2014

Rank

1

NYU

1

2

Florida

3

3

Georgetown

2

4

Northwestern

4

5

Boston University

7

5

Columbia

13

5

Miami

5

8

Harvard

12

8

San Diego

14

10

U. Washington

10

11

Virginia

7

12

UCLA

10

12

USC

5

14

Loyola-L.A.

7

15

Michigan

14

n/r

Boston College

16

n/r

UC-Hastings

17

n/r

Houston

18

The biggest movers are:

  • +8:  Columbia (#5)
  • +6   San Diego (#8)
  • +4:  Harvard (#8)
  • -7:   USC (#12), Loyola-L.A. (#14)
  • -4:   Virginia (#11)  

Boston College (#16), UC-Hastings (#17), and Houston (#18) were ranked last year and are unranked this year.

Here are the rankings of the graduate tax programs, along with last year's rankings.

2015

Rank

Grad Tax

Program

2014

Rank

1

NYU

1

2

Florida

3

3

Georgetown

2

4

Northwestern

4

5

Miami

5

5

Boston University

6

7

San Diego

9

8

U. Washington

8

9

Loyola-L.A.

7

n/r

Houston

10

Houston (#10) was ranked last year and is unranked this year.

The U.S. News tax survey instrument states that it is intended "to identify the law schools having the top programs in tax law." The survey is sent "to a sample of law school faculty listed in the AALS Directory of Law Teachers 2012-2013 as currently teaching a course or seminar in tax law." Recipients are asked "to [i]dentify up to fifteen (15) schools that have the highest-quality tax law courses or programs. In making your choices consider all elements that contribute to a program's excellence, for example, the depth and breadth of the program, faculty research and publication record, etc."

As Donald Tobin (Ohio State) has noted, it is more than strange that NYU has finished ahead of Florida and Georgetown each year that U.S. News has conducted the survey.  Because the survey ranks the schools by how often they appear on the respondents' "Top 15" lists, this means that some folks list NYU, but not Florida and Georgetown, among the Top 15 tax programs.

For more on tax rankings, see our article, Pursuing a Tax LLM Degree: Where?, which compiles information about 13 highly ranked tax LLM programs: (1) NYU; (2) Florida; (3) Georgetown; (4) Northwestern; (5) Miami; (6) Boston University; (7) San Diego; (8) Loyola-L.A./LMU; (9) SMU; (10) Denver; (11) University of Washington; (12) Villanova; and (13) Chapman. The topics on which information is reported in the Article include: (1) tuition; (2) scholarships; (3) the full-time tax professors who teach in each program and the tax courses they teach; (4) the number of full-time and part-time students enrolled in each program; (5) general information about adjunct professors teaching in each program; (6) required courses; (7) elective courses, specialty certificates, and concentrations; (8) opportunities to develop tax practice skills by taking experiential learning courses and simulated practice courses; (9) extracurricular tax activities; (10) opportunities to graduate with honors or receive academic prizes; and (11) career planning and placement services offered to students in each program. The article also ranks the tax faculty at these thirteen law schools by citations (the Top 5 are NYU (1), Florida (2), Georgetown (3), Miami (4), and Northwestern (5)) and SSRN downloads (the Top 5 are Loyola-L.A. (1), NYU (2), Chapman (3), Florida (4), and San Diego (5)).

Other resources available on TaxProf Blog include:

March 12, 2014 in About This Blog, Law School Rankings, Legal Education, Tax | Permalink | Comments (2)