Friday, April 22, 2016
The Slow Professor: Resisting Higher Education's 'Corporatizing Culture Of Speed,' Or 'Self-Indulgent Tenured Faculty Privilege'?
Inside Higher Ed, 'The Slow Professor' (reviewing The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (University of Toronto Press, Mar. 28, 2016), by Maggie Berg (Queen’s University) & Barbara K. Seeber (Brock University)) (interview):
The News Tribune, Law School at UW Tacoma Would be Separate from Seattle Program:
New York Times, I.R.S. Fights Back Against House Republicans’ Attacks:
- Accounting Today, House Passes Bills Curtailing IRS Bonuses and Hiring
- Forbes, Laws Slashing IRS Power Are Passing, With More Coming
- The Hill, House Passes Bills to Enhance IRS Oversight
- USA Today, House Would Ban IRS From Rehiring People Fired for Misconduct
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Kathleen DeLaney Thomas (North Carolina), It's Time to Revisit the Tax Treatment of Working Childcare Costs (reviewing Shannon Weeks McCormack (University of Washington), Over-Taxing the Working Family: Uncle Sam and the Childcare Squeeze, 114 Mich. L. Rev. 559 (2015)):
New York Times: $20 Billion in Tax Credits Fails to Increase College Attendance, by Susan Dynarski:
Symposium, The Impact of King v. Burwell on Judicial Deference to IRS Determinations, 2015 Pepp. L. Rev. 1-81:
- David Gamage (UC-Berkeley), Foreword—King v. Burwell Symposium: Comments on the Commentaries (and on Some Elephants in the Room), 2015 Pepp. L. Rev. 1
- Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A.), King v. Burwell and Tax Court Review of Regulations, 2015 Pepp. L. Rev. 6
- Steve Johnson (Florida State), The Rise and Fall of Chevron in Tax: From the Early Days to King and Beyond, 2015 Pepp. L. Rev. 19
- Stephanie Hoffer (Ohio State) & Chris Walker (Ohio State), Is the Chief Justice a Tax Lawyer?, 2015 Pepp. L. Rev. 33
- Andy Grewal (Iowa), King v. Burwell: Where Were the Tax Professors?, 2015 Pepp. L. Rev. 48
- Kristin Hickman (Minnesota), The (Perhaps) Unintended Consequence of King v. Burwell, 2015 Pepp. L. Rev. 56
- Leandra Lederman (Indiana) & Joseph Dugan (J.D. 2015, Indiana), King v. Burwell: What Does It Portend for Chevron’s Domain?, 2015 Pepp. L. Rev. 72
I previously blogged the online version of the symposium, published just four months after the decision in King v. Burwell. The Pepperdine Law Review has now released a hard copy of the symposium, pictured on the right. This is the third major tax symposium produced by the Pepperdine Law Review over the past three years:
- Jeremy Paul (Dean, Northeastern), Ask What the Bar Can Do for Law Schools: "Bar leaders have looked to law schools to get better at producing so-called "practice-ready" graduates. But it is the profession's leaders who are best positioned to partner with law schools to solve the very problems legal employers so often identify."
Accounting Today, House Democrats Introduce Bill to Raise Estate Tax Rate:
Above the Law has announced the six finalists in its annual law revue video contest, with entries from students at George Washington, Georgetown, Northwestern, NYU, Texas, and Virginia law schools. My favorite is from Texas: Give Me My Grades Today:
For you Hamilton fans, NYU offers Trevor Effin’ Morrison:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Michael Doran (Virginia) presents The Puzzle of Non-Qualified Retirement Pay: Optimal Contracting, Managerial Power, and Taxes at Pennsylvania today as part of its Center for Tax Law and Policy Seminar Series hosted by Chris Sanchirico and Reed Shuldiner:
Syracuse University Press Release, College of Law Partners With 2U for Juris Doctor Degree Program:
University Of Texas Law School Reallocates Tenured And Adjunct Faculty, Suspends Supreme Court Clinic
The Daily Texan, Students, Alumni Concerned Over Supreme Court Clinic Suspension:
Conor Clarke (Ph.D. Candidate, Yale Law School), What Are Tax Havens and Why Are They Bad, 94 Tex. L. Rev. ___ (2016) (reviewing Gabriel Zucman, The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens (University of Chicago Press, 2015)):
Prior reviews of The Hidden Wealth of Nations:
Townhall op-ed: Dealing with the IRS Doesn’t Have to Be Hell, by Reps. Kevin McCarthy, Jason Smith, Rick Allen, Kristi Noem, David Rouzer & Glenn Grothman:
- The Hill, House Passes Bills to Rein in IRS
- Weekly Standard, House Republicans Unveil Plan to Fix IRS
Office of Management and Budget, Statement of Administration Policy (Apr. 18, 2016):
- Washington Times, White House Rejects Bills to Reform IRS
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Jacob Goldin (Stanford) presents Beyond Head of Household: Rethinking the Taxation of Single Parents (with Zachary Liscow (Yale)) at Georgetown today as part of its Tax Law and Public Finance Workshop Series hosted by John Brooks and Itai Grinberg:
The Daily Beast, Coachella’s Hot New Act: Filing Taxes at the Last Minute:
Following up on my previous post, Group Files Complaint With ABA Alleging Discrimination By BYU Law School Against LGTB, Ex-Mormon Students:
Wall Street Journal, ABA Reviewing BYU Law’s Policy of Expelling Ex-Mormon Students:
National Law Journal, Inquiry Into BYU Law School’s Expulsion of Non-Mormons Proceeds:
Press Release, Wayne Law Dean Completes Boston Marathon 8 Months Pregnant:
Following up on Sunday's post, Law School Rankings By Employment Outcomes: New York And D.C./Maryland/Virginia: Derek Muller (Pepperdine) blogs legal employment outcomes among California's 21 ABA-accredited law schools. Stanford (92.3%, 8 law school funded jobs (LSF)), UCLA (91.3%, 34 LSF), and UC-Berkeley (91.0%, 11 LSF) are head and shoulders above the other California law schools in "total placement" (per U.S. News).
Two very different takes on the Obama Administration's new anti-inversion rules:
Welcome to the Tax Prof blogosphere, The Surly Subgroup: Tax Blogging on a Consolidated Basis, with Jennifer Bird-Pollan (Kentucky), Sam Brunson (Loyola-Chicago), Philip Hackney (LSU), David Herzig (Valparaiso), Stephanie Hoffer (Ohio State), Leandra Lederman (Indiana), Benjamin Leff (American), Diane Ring (Boston College), and Shu-Yi Oei (Tulane). From their inaugural post:
Monday, April 18, 2016
Andrew Blair-Stanek (Maryland) presents Intellectual Property Law Solutions to Tax Avoidance, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 2 (2015), and Just Compensation for Intellectual Property, 58 Ariz. L. Rev. ___ (2016), at Oxford University today as part of a multidisciplinary workshop on the Technical and Practical Feasibility for a Data Levy:
Best Professors: Based on student answers to survey questions concerning how good their professors are as teachers and how accessible they are outside the classroom.
- Boston University
- Washington & Lee
- St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Best Quality of Life: Based on student answers to survey questions on: whether there is a strong sense of community at the school whether differing opinions are tolerated in the classroom, the location of the school, the quality of social life at the school, the school's research resources (library, computer and database resources).
- St. Thomas (Minnesota)
- Florida State
Best Classroom Experience: Based on student answers to survey questions concerning their professors' teaching abilities and overall accessibility outside of the classroom, the balance of theory and practical skills in the curricula and the range of courses available, the level of tolerance for differing opinions in class discussion, and their assessments of research resources available.
Best Career Prospects: Based on school reported data and student surveys. School data include: the median starting salaries of graduating students, the percent of students employed in a job that requires bar passage (and not employed by the school) and the percent of these students who pass the bar exam the first time they take it. Student answers to survey questions on: how much the law program encourages practical experience; the opportunities for externships, internships and clerkships, and how prepared the students feel they will be to practice the law after graduating.
IRS Continues To Put Taxpayer Confidential Data At Risk By Not Following 94 GAO Recommendations To Improve Security
- This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts
- Obama And Biden Release Their 2015 Tax Returns
- Rebranding The IRS: 'Fueling America'
- 68 Year Old Man Admitted to 10 Law Schools Sues UConn, The Only School That Rejected Him
- The IRS Scandal, Day 1073
- Law School Rankings By Employment Outcomes: New York and D.C./Maryland/Virginia
- NY Times: The Real Welfare Cheats
- The Top 5 Tax Paper Downloads
- UC-Berkeley Provost Resigns Amid Controversy Over His Handling Of Sexual Harassment Complaint Against Law School Dean
- The IRS Scandal, Day 1074
Sunday, April 17, 2016
In New York, Columbia (98.8%, goosed by 31 law school funded jobs (LSF)), NYU (96.7%, 39 LSF), and Cornell (95.5%, 11 LSF) again are head and shoulders above the other New York law schools in "total placement" (per U.S. News). Cardozo (76.8%, 1 LSF) and Fordham (76.1%, 0 LSF) surprisingly trail St. John's (81.9%, 0 LSF) and Albany (80.3%, 0 LSF).