Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Opportunity Live, Collinsworth: NFL Rule Book Is As Complicated as the IRS Tax Code:
Tax Foundation, Sorry, Chris Collinsworth: The NFL Rulebook Is Nothing Like the IRC:
House Witnesses (with links to their testimony):
- Barbara Angus (Ernst & Young)
- Gary Sprague (The Software Coalition)
- Catherine Schultz (National Foreign Trade Council)
- Robert B. Stack (Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs, U.S. Treasury Department)
- Martin Sullivan (Tax Notes)
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Monday, November 30, 2015
Symposium, 13th Deans' Leadership in Legal Education, 46 U. Tol. L. Rev. 251-448 (2015):
- Peter C. Alexander (Former Dean, Indiana Tech & Southern Illinois), Law School Deans And "The New Normal", 46 U. Tol. L. Rev. 251 (2015)
- Nicholas W. Allard (Dean, Brooklyn), A Dean Grows in Brooklyn, 46 U. Tol. L. Rev. 273 (2015)
- Jessica W. Berg (Co-Dean, Case Western) & Michael P. Sharf (Co-Dean, Case Western), Reflections on Shared Law School Leadership, 46 U. Tol. L. Rev. 299 (2015)
- George Critchlow (Former Interim Dean, Gonzaga), Beyond Elitism: Legal Education for the Public Good, 46 U. Tol. L. Rev. 311 (2015)
- Harold J. Krent (Dean, Chicago-Kent) & Gary S. Laser (Director of Clinical Education, Chicago-Kent, Meeting the Experiential Challenge: A Fee-Generating Law Clinic, 46 U. Tol. L. Rev. 351 (2015)
- Kathryn R.L. Rand (Dean, North Dakota) & Steven Andrew Light (Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, North Dakota), Welcome to Administration, 46 U. Tol. L. Rev. 363 (2015)
Longtime Penn State-Carlisle Tax Prof Louis Del Duca died over the Thanksgiving Holiday. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 12 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Carlisle. For a tribute to Professor Del Duca, see Dedication: Louis F. Del Duca, Edward N. Polisher Distinguished Faculty Scholar, 117 Penn St. L. Rev. 1337 (2013):
Following up on last week's post, Prof Sues Dean, Law School For Access To Admissions Data: Arkansas Online, UALR Professor Expands Lawsuit: Claim Over Admissions-Data Denial Adds Associate Dean:
National Law Journal, Prominent Law Prof Sanctioned For D.C. Ethics Violation:
- WKRP in Cincinnati Thanksgiving Turkey Drop
- WSJ: Skadden Is At Center Of Election Year Tax Policy Debate Over Inversions
- What Tax Profs Are Thankful For
- Hoffer: Financial Planning for Children With Disabilities
- The IRS Scandal, Day 931
- More Bar Exam Carnage: California
- Weekly Tax Roundup
- Weekly Legal Education Roundup
- Different Perspectives On The Racial Unrest At Harvard Law School
- The IRS Scandal, Day 932
Sunday, November 29, 2015
New York Times, Student Debt in America: Lend With a Smile, Collect With a Fist:
There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with a new paper debuting on the list at #5:
- [416 Downloads] Income Tax Deductions for Charitable Bequests of IRD, by Christopher R. Hoyt (UMKC)
- [388 Downloads] Big Data and Tax Haven Secrecy, by Arthur J. Cockfield (Queen's University)
- [300 Downloads] Too Big to Tax? Vanguard and the Arm’s Length Standard, by Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)
- [215 Downloads] 2015 Trying Times: Important Lessons to Be Learned from Recent Federal Tax Cases, by Nancy A. McLaughlin (Utah) & Steven J. Small (Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Newton, MA)
- [164 Downloads] A New Estate Tax: Eliminating the Step-Up in Basis at Death, , by Sean McElroy (J.D. 2016, Stanford)
Bob Jones Empowers The IRS To Revoke 501(c)(3) Status Of Private Religious Universities That Discriminate On The Basis Of Gender Or Sexual Orientation
New York Times, Tighter Lid on Records Threatens to Weaken Government Watchdogs:
Human Events, Stop Obama’s War On Watchdogs:
- Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial, President Obama's Assault on Open Government
- News Max, NY Times: White House Hindering Investigations, Withholding Records
- White House Dossier, NYTs: Obama Curbing Power of Watchdogs
- WND, Obama in Power Struggle With Gov't Watchdogs Over Shrinking Access of Inspectors General to Confidential Records
Saturday, November 28, 2015
- Choose To Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier.
- Amid 32% Enrollment Decline, Gonzaga Law School Offers Buyouts To All 17 Tenured Faculty (4 Accept)
- Different Perspectives On The Racial Unrest At Harvard Law School
- Ohio State Law School Under Microscope For Reaction To 2L's Pro-Life Op-Ed
- Prof Sues Dean, Law School For Access To Admissions Data
- Treasury, IRS Issue New Rules To Curb Tax Inversions
- Law School Rankings By New BigLaw Partners
- Pfizer-Allergan Merger Skirts New Anti-Inversion Rules, Sticks Shareholder With Tax Bill
- Bar Exam Carnage Spreads Across The Country
- Death Of Matthew Rosen, Co-Head Of Skadden's Tax Practice
Washington Times, Ohio State Law School Under Microscope for Reaction to Pro-Life Column:
Friday, November 27, 2015
Los Angeles Times, Pass Rate for Summer California Bar Exam Hits Historic Low: Under 47%:
- Kay Bell (Don't Mess With Taxes), Is Alaska Getting Closer to Enacting a State Income Tax?
- The Blaze, ‘Incredibly Ironic’: IRS Complaint Filed Against Professor Who Urged Feds to Use RICO Laws to Go After Global Warming Skeptics
- Bloomberg, Income Inequality Makes Rich People Stingier
- Boston Globe, Harvard Law Librarian Arrested on Child Sex Charges During Trip to Colorado
- Ben Bratman (Pittsburgh), Improving the Performance of the Performance Test: The Key to Meaningful Bar Exam Reform, 83 UMKC L. Rev. 565 (2015)
- Angela Drake (Professor) & Stacey Nicks (Student), Perspectives on the Veterans Clinic Model at Law Schools: Lessons Learned by an Instructor and a Student, 45 U. Mem. L. Rev. 943 (2015)
- Students Demand Harvard Law School Remove Slaveholding Imagery From Its Seal (Nov. 3, 2015)
- Harvard Law Students React To Vandalism On Portraits Of Black Law Profs (Nov. 23, 2015)
Thursday, November 26, 2015
- Paul Caron (Pepperdine): "I am thankful for my beautiful wife, daughter, son, and dog, and that three of them are gainfully employed."
- Jeffrey Cooper (Quinnipiac): "I'm thankful for my family of 5-- Benjamin, Ethan, Colleen, and my wife, Alexandra. Colleen turns 1 on Saturday and she is quite pleased to be making her TaxProf Thanksgiving debut."
- Bridget Crawford (Pace): "I am thankful for health, my creative Fed Tax students, and Cambridge University Press."
- Cliff Fleming (BYU): "I'm grateful for the blessing of my wife and best friend being able to push back against her cancer for another year so that we were able to celebrate our 51st anniversary. That's enough."
- Stephanie Hoffer (Ohio State): "I am thankful for my dad."
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The Virginia Tax Review has published Vol. 34, No. 3 (Winter 2015):
- Ryan S. Keller (Ph.D. 2015, Cambridge), Beyond Homo Economicus: The Prosocial Brain & The Charitable Tax Deduction, 34 Va. Tax Rev. 357 (2015)
- Nika Antonikova (LL.M. (Tax) 2015, NYU), Real Taxes on Virtual Currencies: What Does the IRS Say?, 34 Va. Tax Rev. 433 (2015)
The Legal Whiteboard: What Is The Impact of Longer Hours on Lawyer Satisfaction?, by William Henderson (Indiana):
IRS Has Second Lowest Favorability Rating (42%) Among Federal Agencies, With Largest Partisan Divide: 24% Of Republicans, 58% Of Democrats View IRS Favorably
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Lee Anne Fennell (Chicago) presents The Distributive Deficit in Law and Economics, 100 Minn. L. Rev. ___ (2016) (with Richard H. McAdams (Chicago)), at Columbia today as part of its Davis Polk & Wardwell Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Alex Raskolnikov and Wojciech Kopczuk:
Congratulations to our Law Professor Blogs Network bloggers recognized by the ABA Journal:
Blogs named to the 2015 ABA Blawg 100 ("the 100 best Web sites by lawyers, for lawyers, as chosen by the editors of the ABA Journal"):
- EvidenceProf Blog, edited by Colin Miller (South Carolina). ABA: "Every weekday, law professors post on the very latest rulings regarding the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases and what sorts of lines of questioning should be permitted at criminal trials. They also note differences between the federal rules of evidence and the rules of various states. Occasionally, they will comment on whether they think courts have reached the right outcomes in these evidence cases or note fishy behavior by prosecutors."
- Brian Leiter's Law School Reports, edited by Brian Leiter (Chicago). ABA: "This blog highlights academic job openings and covers salaries of professors, salaries of recent law school graduates, recent law review articles and other law school news. It can also be counted on to come up with its own rankings of law schools and law reviews."
Blog named to the ABA Blawg 100 Hall of Fame:
- Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog, edited by Gerry W. Beyer (Texas Tech). ABA: "A loyal audience devours this blog seven days a week—and some readers have reported that trusted Texas Tech law professor Gerry W. Beyer will respond to them when they reach out. Beyer stays on top of new regulations in Texas ad nationwide as well as news and insights from both mainstream media and scholarly journals that affect those with estate planning and elder law practices."