Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Posner on Legal Education: Tenure, Socratic Method, Con Law in the First Year, Balance Between Scholarship and Teaching
Columbia Law School Lets Students Postpone Exams Due to Grand Jury Decisions; Harvard, Georgetown Students Demand Similar Treatment
Wall Street Journal, Columbia Law School Lets Students Postpone Exams Due to Grand Jury Decisions:
Monday, December 8, 2014
Los Angeles Times, Fewer Law School Graduates Pass Bar Exam in California:
- Jamie Abrams (Louisville), The Socratic Method, Revisited
- Renee Allen (Florida A&M), Metacognition and the Value of Reflection in Learning
- Christine Bartholomew (SUNY-Buffalo), Finding Time
- Sydney Beckman (Lincoln), Using Technology for Engagement and Assessment
- John Bickers (N. Kentucky), How Non-Bar Tested Electives Can Teach Lawyering
- Shawn Marie Boyne (Indiana), Teaching Through Simulations
- Andrea Curcio (Georgia State), Assessing Ourselves as Law Professors
- Aaron Dewald (Utah), Improving Presentations With Learning Sciences (Parts 1 & 2)
- The Most Conservative (Virginia) And Most Liberal (Berkeley) Elite Law Schools
- The Over/Under on the Number of Law Schools Closing by 2018: One
- The $100,000 Tax Flow Challenge
- The IRS Scandal, Day 576
- Fall 2015 Law School Applicants Are Down 8.5%
- Last Pepperdine Bible Study of the Year
- Top 5 Tax Paper Downloads
- The IRS Scandal, Day 577
Sunday, December 7, 2014
With my friend and colleague Jim Gash away this semester teaching in Pepperdine's London Program, my wife and I have had the honor of hosting the law school's Wednesday night Bible Study. We hosted the 14th and final session last Wednesday, and I had the privilege of wrapping up our study of Micah 6:8: "[W]hat does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."
I closed with some advice from noted theologian Louis C.K.:
The only time you look in your neighbor's bowl is to make sure that they have enough.
You don't look in your neighbor's bowl to see if you have as much as them.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
FiveThirtyEight: The Most Conservative And Most Liberal Elite Law Schools, by Oliver Roeder:
Slate: Why I Just Bet a Professor Money That at Least One Law School Will Close, by Jordan Weissmann:
Friday, December 5, 2014
- Bloomberg, Anti-Inversion Tax Bill Would Raise 72% More Than Prior Estimate
- Bloomberg, Bare-Minimum Plan to Revive Lapsed Tax Breaks Moves to Senate
- Bloomberg, House Likely to Revive Tax Breaks Through 2014
- Bloomberg, Obama Says Still Chance for Deal With Republicans on Tax Code
- Bloomberg, Ryan Says Tax Revamp Focusing on Businesses Would Mark Progress
- Bloomberg BNA Blog, Identify Theft Pervasive, Overwhelms IRS
- Bloomberg BNA Blog, Using IRA Funds for Personal Loans -- How Bad Timing Affects a Good Cause
- Bloomberg BNA Blog, When Your Return Preparer Betrays You
- ABA Journal, Do You Check Work Email Outside of Business Hours? If So, When Do You Unplug, If Ever?
- ABA Journal, Does Being a Lawyer Protect Your Brain?
- ABA Journal, Georgetown 3L Sues Over Prof's Alleged Secret Recordings at Ritual Bath
- ABA Journal, Marijuana Class 'Sold Out Fast' at This Law School
- ABA Journal, Suspension Recommended for Lawyer Who Blogged About Probate Corruption and Lawyer 'Feeding Frenzy'
- Cynthia Adcock (Charlotte), Cynthia Batt (Stetson), Susan Brooks (Drexel), Justine Dunlap (UMass), Carolyn Kaas (Quinnipiac), Katherine Kruse (Hamline), Susan Maze-Rothstein (Northeastern) & Ruth Robbins (Rutgers), A Glossary for Experiential Education in Law Schools
- Mary Becker (Loyola-Chicago), Understanding the Tethered Generation: Net Gens Come to Law School, 53 Duq. L. Rev. ___ (2014)
- Jim Chen (Michigan State), Weighted-Average Methodologies for Evaluating Bar Examination Passage Rates
- Yuri Andrienko (Sydney), Patricia Apps (Sydney), & Ray Rees (Universität München), Gender Bias in Tax Systems Based on Household Income
- Yuri Andrienko (Sydney), Patricia Apps (Sydney), & Ray Rees (Universität München), Optimal Taxation, Inequality and Top Incomes
- Vivienne Bath (Sydney), Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Taxation – Chinese Policy and Practice, 3 J. Chinese Tax & Pol'y 59 (2013)
- Alexander Demin, Tax Law Principles: Concept and Forms of Legal Fixing in Tax Law Sources
- Michael Devereux (Oxford) & John Vella (Oxford), Are We Heading Towards a Corporate Tax System Fit for the 21st Century?
- David Libonn (J.D. 2014, Washington U.), Note, From Cautionary Example to "City on a Hill": Revitalizing Saint Louis May Require an Innovative Regional Taxation Model, 91 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1035 (2014)
- Ariel Stevenson (J.D. 2014, Yale), Note, Improving the U.S. Guest Worker System Through Tax and Social Welfare Reform, 17 Harv. Latino L. Rev. 147 (2014)
- American Thinker: White House Illegally Received Private Citizen Tax Data From the IRS
- Brietbart: Obama Administration Decides Not to Hand Over Documents on IRS Abuse
- Canada Free Press: Uncovering Obama's Enemies List
- Daily Caller: Tea Party Group: White House Hiding Truth By Refusing To Release IRS Documents
- Fox News: Greta: New IRS Scandal Isn't Phony, Everyday Americans Terrorized
- Greta Wire, There's a New IRS Scandal Brewing ... And It's Disgraceful
- IJR Review: Ironic Reason IRS Won’t Reveal Docs Shared with White House Would Be Funny If It Wasn’t Infuriating
- Legal Insurrection: Who's Up For Another IRS Scandal?
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Henderson: NY Times Article Quoting AALS President Rodriguez May Spur Needed Change in Legal Education
The Legal Whiteboard: The Market for Law School Applicants -- A Milestone to Remember, by Bill Henderson (Indiana)
- Bloomberg, Osborne Takes Aim at Multinationals Moving Profits Out of U.K.
- Daily Mail, Britain Imposes 'Google Tax' to Make Tech Titans Pay Dues: Multinationals Including Facebook and Google Face 25% Levy on UK Profits
- Financial Times, UK Plans to Raise £1bn With ‘Google Tax’
- New York Times, British Chancellor Proposes a 'Google Tax'
- New York Times, British Government Proposes a ‘Google Tax’
- Slate, Britain’s Chancellor Just Announced a “Google Tax.” Here’s What That Means.
- Time, U.K. to Levy ‘Google Tax’ in Move to Squeeze Tech Giants
- Wall Street Journal, Britain and the 'Google Tax'
- Wall Street Journal, U.K. Plans New Taxes on Banks, Multinationals
The Top 14 law schools in Rob's measure are the same as the U.S. News Top 14, led by Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and Columbia. The biggest outliers are the inclusion of West Virginia (19 in JDs in the Boardroom, 101 in U.S. News), Penn State (20, 76), Utah (23, 47), and UC-Hastings (21, 44).
The due date for research proposal application is December 15, 2014.
Washington Free Beacon: Treasury IG Blocking Release of Records on Leaks of Taxpayer Info to White House:
- Canada Free Press: IRS Documents Connecting White House to Scandal Denied
- Canada Free Press: IRS Refusing to Release Thousands of Docs Related to White House Requests for Taxpayer Info
- Daily Caller: Obama Administration REFUSES To Release Documents About White House Role in IRS Scandal
- Fox News: Watchdog Reveals Thousands of Docs Relating to Disclosure of Taxpayer Data to White House
- Headlines & Global News: White House, IRS Watchdog Refusing To Release Leaked Taxpayer Documents About Obama Administration's Role In IRS Scandal
- Hot Air: IRS Holding “Thousands” of Requests by White House For Tax Documents. Update: Congress Already Knew?
- New American: Inspector General: Can't Release Documents Re: IRS Sharing of Taxpayer Info With WH
- PJ Media: IRS Shared Taxpayer Data With White House
- Washington Examiner: Feds Balk at Releasing Docs Showing IRS Sharing Tax Returns With White House
- Washington Times: Feds Won’t Release IRS Documents Shared With White House
- Western Journalism: These Emails Could Reveal Evidence Of Criminal Activity In The White House That Obama Can’t Escape
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
David Gamage (UC-Berkeley) presents Analyzing the Optimal Choice of Tax Instruments: The Case for Levying (all of) Labor-Income Taxes, Value-Added Taxes, Capital-Income Taxes, and Wealth Taxes, 68 Tax L. Rev. ___ (2014), at Harvard today as part of its Tax Law, Policy and Practice Workshop Series hosted by Daniel Halperin and Stephen Shay: