Thursday, May 5, 2016
Following up on yesterday's post, Tulsa To Vote Today On Whether To Strip Founder's Name Off Law School Building Due To KKK Ties: Tulsa World, TU Trustees Vote to Remove Name with KKK Ties From College of Law Building:
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Los Angeles Times, When It Comes to Paying Taxes, California Is Bernie Sanders' Kind of State:
- NY Times: Buyers Evade State Taxes by Loaning Purchased Art to Museums in Non-Tax States
- NY Times: Art Collectors Find Safe Harbor In Delaware’s Tax Laws
Derek Muller (Pepperdine), Visualizing Law School Federal Judicial Clerkship Placement, 2013-2015:
The Top 10 are:
- Yale (31.3%)
- Stanford (28.6%)
- Harvard (16.8%)
- Virginia (14.6%)
- UC-Irvine (13.6%)
- Chicago (13.5%)
- UC-Berkeley (11.0%)
- Duke (10.2%)
- Vanderbilt (10.1%)
- Michigan (9.4%)
- Part 1: Grooming the Next Generation of In-House Counsel
- Part 2: The Soft Skills a Corporate Externship Program Teaches
- Part 3: What Law Students Gain When They Work as Corporate Externs
- Part 4: Challenges We Faced in Creating a Corporate Externship Program
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Monica Prasad (Northwestern) presents The Popular Origins of Neoliberalism in the Reagan Tax Cut of 1981, 24 J. Pol'y Hist. 351 (2012), at NYU today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Daniel Shaviro and Chris Sanchirico:
Law Student Turns 2-Year Suspension For Stealing Laptop Into 20-Year Prison Sentence By Tampering With Larceny Conviction Record
National Law Journal, Law Student Convicted of Laptop Larceny Loses Appeal Amid Tampering Charges:
Green Bay Fan Meets Wife At Wisconsin Law School 10-Year Reunion, Plans To Take Her Last Name: Packer
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Green and Gold Nuptials: Fan to Marry Into Packer Name:
Wall Street Journal Law Blog, Law School Graduate Employment Data Shows Decline in Legal Jobs:
Wall Street Journal, Tax Breaks for Twitter Bring Benefits and Criticism:
Monday, May 2, 2016
Johannes Haushofer, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, has an impressive CV. But his CV of Failures has attracted even more attention, listing all the rejections he has endured in his short academic career. He lists as his meta-failure: "This darn CV of Failures has received way more attention than my entire body of academic work."
The Daily Trojan ran a student point/counterpoint debate on the appropriateness of cancelling the event when the sole female panelist backed out due to a scheduling conflict:
Sen. Hatch Demands Release Of Secret Reagan-Era DOJ Tax Memo Supporting Obama's Expansive Use Of Presidential Power
Chris Walker (Ohio State) has produced an indispensable 13-part Junior Law Prawfs FAQs Series on how to become a voice in one's field (or, as I put it on an AALS panel nearly ten years ago, Building and Marketing Your Scholarly "Brand"):
- How Do I Become a Voice in My Field? (See Also: D Merritt, Going Meta on the Jr. Law Prawfs FAQ Series)
- How Does My Research Fit Within the Types of Legal Scholarship?
- Should I Say Write a Response to a Law Review Article (or Allow the Law Review to Solicit Responses to Mine)?
- Is Publishing a Book Review in a Law Review Still a Worthwhile Pretenure Endeavor? (See Also: P Horwitz, Yes (With Caveats), Publishing a Book Review is Still a Worthwhile Endeavor for Untenured Law Professors)
- How Do I Make Sense of Online Law Reviews?
- How Do I Increase the Chance My Scholarship Will Be Read?
- How Should I Respond to Requests to Read Draft Articles in My Field?
- How Can I Increase In-Person Scholarly Interaction with Limited Resources?
- Is Blogging Worth It? (See Also: M Froomkin, The Plural of Anecdote is "Blog"; O Kerr, Legal Academic Blogging and Influence vs. Credit)
- Is There Any Reason Not To Be on Twitter?
- What About Podcasts? What About Media Consultations? (See Also: C Turner, Podcasts; C Walker, Rethinking Law Review Podcasts)
- Should I Join Law Prof Amicus Briefs, Write White Papers, Or Do Other Advocacy Work?
- Am I Asking the Right Questions? (See Also: M Rich, Hard Prawf Choices)
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Sunday, May 1, 2016
The Empire Strikes Back: LSAC Threatens To Expel University Of Arizona Over Use Of GRE In Law School Admissions
This week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads is the same as last week's list:
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Saturday, April 30, 2016
- The Hillary Speech Issue No One Is Talking About: Assignment Of Income
- Former UC-Berkeley Law School Dean Files Grievance Over Attempt To Revoke His Tenure In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Complaint
- Today Is Tax Freedom Day — Earlier In MS, TN & LA, Later In CT, NJ & NY
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Daniel Schwarcz (Minnesota) & Dion Farganis (Minnesota), The Impact of Individualized Feedback on Law Student Performance:
Note that the authors (at p.12) "defined individualized feedback to include assigning grades to individual students’ work products, providing individualized written comments to students, or providing individualized or small-group oral feedback to students. By contrast, we did not consider individualized feedback to include instances in which instructors provided students with only a model answer, grading rubric, or generalized oral comments regarding common mistakes."
Larry Solum (Georgetown):
My beloved, brilliant, and beautiful daughter Jayne has decided to go to NYU Medical School in the fall. We are so, so proud of Jayne, albeit a bit sad that she will not be going to med school closer to us in California (I blame Lin-Manuel Miranda.) I am going to cherish these next few days in Madison helping her move out of her apartment after two years working at Epic Systems before she departs on a 2-month backpacking adventure in Europe on Wednesday. For more on my journey with my amazing daughter, see:
Friday, April 29, 2016
Following up on my previous post, Paul L. Caron (Pepperdine), The One Hundredth Anniversary of the Federal Estate Tax: It's Time to Renew Our Vows, 57 B.C. L. Rev. ___ (2016) (more here): Wall Street Journal Tax Report, Happy Anniversary! The Estate Tax Turns 100, by Laura Saunders: