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The Number Of Law School Applicants With 160+ LSAT Scores Has Declined 60% Since 2010

Following up on my previous posts: Proportion Of Law School Applicants With LSATs > 160 Is Down 35% Since 2010; < 150 Is Up 146% (June 12, 2017) More On The Declining Quality Of Law School Applicants (June 13, 2017) Top Students Increasingly Are Not Interested In Law School (June...

The Tax Lawyer Publishes New Issue

The Tax Lawyer has published Vol. 70, No. 3 (Spring 2017): Karen L. Hawkins (Hawkins Law, Yachats OR; Former Director, IRS Office of Professional Responsibility), 2017 Erwin N. Griswold Lecture Before the American College of Tax Counsel: A (Not So) Modest Proposal, 70 Tax Law. 647 (2017) ABA Section of...

TaxProf Blog Weekend Roundup

Saturday: This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts Debt Collectors Urge Taxpayers To Raid 401(k)s, Use Credit Cards To Pay Delinquent Taxes Nice Twitter Milestone Sunday: Dean Breckinridge Tushingham (Soso State Law School) Named AALS President The Top Five New Tax Papers NY Times: Is Your God Dead?

Dean S. Breckinridge Tushingham (SoSo State Law School) Named AALS President

Erik M. Jensen (Case Western), The Breck Trilogy: A Day in the Life of S. Breckinridge Tushingham, Tough on Scholarship, and Dean Breck: This series of three articles (that's why it's a trilogy, duh-h-h) chronicles the legal-academic career of one S. Breckinridge Tushingham ("Breck" for short). As the trilogy unfolds,...

The Top Five New Tax Papers

This week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads is the same as last week's list, with some reshuffling of the orders of the papers within the Top 5: [223 Downloads] Can New York Publish President Trump's State Tax Returns?, by Daniel Hemel (Chicago) [204 Downloads] The Rise...

NY Times:Is Your God Dead?

New York Times op-ed: Is Your God Dead?, by George Yancy (Emory): Is your God dead? I don’t mean the God of the philosophers or the scholars, but, as Blaise Pascal said, the “God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob.” With no disrespect, I hope the question comes...

This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts

Top Students Increasingly Are Not Interested In Law School Retired U.S. Tax Court Judge Sentenced To 34 Months In Jail For Tax Fraud Committed While She Sat On The Court Charleston President Touts Rebirth Of Law School With 150% Enrollment Boost, Removal From DOE's 'Naughty List'; He Urges Graduates To...

Debt Collectors Urge Taxpayers To Raid 401(k)s, Use Credit Cards To Pay Delinquent Taxes

New York Times Deal Book, Outside Collectors for I.R.S. Are Accused of Illegal Practices: Raid your 401(k). Ask your boss for a loan, load up on your credit cards, or put up your house as collateral by taking out a second mortgage. Those are some of the financially risky strategies...

Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup

This week, David Gamage (Indiana) reviews a new article by Ari Glogower (Ohio State), Taxing Capital Appreciation, Tax Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 1, 2016. Income and wealth inequality have been rising as issues of national concern. One would think that these concerns should motivate tax reform proposals designed to...

Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

Axios, Average Yearly Income of Top 1% in America: $1.3 Million Bloomberg, Ryan Gives Tax-Overhaul Pep Talk Amid Growing Doubts in GOP Bloomberg, Ryan Says Tax Overhaul Must Happen in 2017 to Rebuild Economy Cato Institute, Three Lessons from the Tax Defeat in Kansas Davis Polk, Prospects for Tax Reform...

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

Above the Law, Law Firms Should Not Own Law Schools Renee Nicole Allen (Tennessee) & Alicia Jackson (Florida A & M), Contemporary Teaching Strategies: Effectively Engaging Millennials Across the Curriculum Robert C. Blitt (Tennessee) & Reece Brassler (Tennessee), Experiencing Experiential Education: A Faculty-Student Perspective on the University of Tennessee College...

Today's Law, Society & Taxation Panel

Today's Law, Society, and Taxation panel at the 2017 Law & Society Association Annual Meeting in Mexico City (program here): Tax Administration and Tax Compliance (David Elkins (Netanya), Chair/Discussant) Richard Beck (New York Law School), Foreign Information Reporting Initiatives Andy Grewal (Iowa), Some Reservations About Treasury's Reserved Powers Ausher Kofsky...

The Death Knell For Charlotte Law School?

Following up on yesterday's post, The Clock Is Ticking For Charlotte Law School: ABA Journal, Charlotte School of Law Receives State License Restrictions; Some Say End May Be Year Above the Law, Much-Maligned Law School In Very Serious Danger Of Losing Its License To Operate'; This Could Sound the Death...

Retired U.S. Tax Court Judge Sentenced To 34 Months In Jail For Tax Fraud Committed While She Sat On The Court

Following up on my previous posts (links below): Minnesota Lawyer, Former Tax Judge Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud: Former Minnesota Tax Court Judge Diane Kroupa is headed to prison for — wait for it — tax fraud. So is her husband, who received a shorter sentence. Kroupa, 61, was...

Top Students Increasingly Are Not Interested In Law School

Following up on my previous posts: Proportion Of Law School Applicants With LSATs > 160 Is Down 35% Since 2010; < 150 Is Up 146% More On The Declining Quality Of Law School Applicants Indiana Lawyer, Top Students Still Not Interested in a JD: A few months before law schools...

Elaine Wilson Wins Faculty Scholarship Award

West Virginia Record, Wilson Wins WVU Law's 2017 Faculty Scholarship Award: West Virginia University College of Law has selected its 2017 Facility Significant Scholarship Award recipient, an in-house honor that recognizes work addressing significant public issues. Elaine Wilson, a WVU tax professor and president of the West Virginia Tax Institute,...

Morse Reviews Johnson's Seminole Rock in Tax Cases

Susan Morse (Texas), The Tax Court: “Insubordinate” or “Prescient” on Auer/Seminole Rock Deference? (JOTWELL) (reviewing Steve Johnson (Florida State), Seminole Rock in Tax Cases, Yale J. Reg. Notice & Comment (2016)): Auer/Seminole Rock or “ASR” deference is a hot topic right now in administrative law. ASR gives agencies deference when...

The Clock Is Ticking For Charlotte Law School

Following up on my previous posts (links below): News & Observer, The Clock Is Ticking For Charlotte School of Law to Prove It’s Financially Stable: The Charlotte School of Law has until early August to prove its financial stability or face revocation of its license to operate in North Carolina....

Shanske:Interpreting State Fiscal Constitutions

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis), Interpreting State Fiscal Constitutions: A Modest Proposal, 69 Rutgers L. Rev. ___ (2017): The fiscal constitutions of many states limit the ability of governments to raise taxes. These same constitutions typically do not impose similar limits on the ability of governments to impose a fee, say a...

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