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Queen Of The Multistate Bar Exam Bids Adieu

National Law Journal, Queen of the Multistate Bar Exam Bids Adieu: Erica Moeser has long been the face of the National Conference of Bar Examiners — the organization that designs and administers the all-important Multistate Bar Exam used by jurisdictions nationwide. On Aug. 21, she’ll put down her No. 2...

6th Circuit Rejects Rand Paul's Constitutional Challenge To FATCA On Standing Grounds

Following up on my recent posts (links below): Crawford v. U.S. Treasury Dep’t, No. 16-03539 (6th Cir. Aug. 18, 2017) (citations omitted): In 2010, Congress passed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a law aimed at reducing tax evasion by United States taxpayers holding funds in foreign accounts. FATCA...

Using Hamilton To Teach Economics

Matthew C. Rousu (Susquehanna University) & Courtney A. Conrad (Susquehanna University), Economic Lessons from the Musical Hamilton, 2 J. Econ. Teaching 30 (2017): The musical Hamilton is the most popular musical in recent history and might be the best single album one could use to teach economic concepts. We explore...

The Top Five New Tax Papers

There is quite a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with new papers debuting on the list at #3, #4, and #5: [648 Downloads] Family Limited Partnerships and Section 2036: Not Such a Good Fit, by Mitchell Gans (Hofstra) & Jonathan...

This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts

Charlotte Law School Closes 'Effective Immediately' Kellye Testy (President, LSAC), LSAT Test-Takers Surged 12% In Sept., On Heels Of 20% Increase In June; Biggest Combined Rate Of Increase In 8 Years The IRS Scandal, Day 1563: Judge Orders IRS To Disclose Names Of Employees Who Targeted Conservative Groups And To...

Valparaiso Enrolls 28 1Ls, Down 73% From Last Year (87% From 2013)

Indiana Lawyer, Valparaiso Law Incoming Class Significantly Smaller but Posts Higher LSATs and GPAs: As classes begin again, Valparaiso University Law School is standing apart from other Indiana law school as it welcomes an incoming 1L class of just 28 students, 73 percent smaller than the class that entered last...

The Hazards Of Deaning

The bad news: I broke my finger playing in the annual faculty v. 1L kickball game. The good news: I did it turning a nifty 6-3 double play.

The IRS Scandal, Day 1563: Judge Orders IRS To Disclose Names Of Employees Who Targeted Conservative Groups And To Prove That It Has Stopped The Practice

Washington Times, Lay It on the Line’: Judge in Tea Party Case Orders IRS to Disclose Employee Names, Reasons: A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to name the specific employees the agency blames for targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny and said the government must prove it...

Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup

This week, Ari Glogower (Ohio State) reviews a new work by David Weisbach (Chicago), New View Integration, 71 Tax L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017). David Weisbach’s new work argues that integration methods eliminating the double tax on corporate earnings should focus on alleviating the double tax on new corporate equity, but...

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

Richard Abel (UCLA), Book Review of Engines of Anxiety: Academic Rankings, Reputation, and Accountability by Wendy Nelson Espeland and Michael Sauder Bloomberg, Law Deans Argue Over How to Count Jobs They Fund The Daily Californian, Budget Cuts Hit Berkeley Law After Scandal, Drop in Ranking E. Scott Fruehwald (Legal Skills...

Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

The Atlantic, The Tax Break Dividing the Republican Party Bloomberg, Cohn Plans to 'Hit the Ground Running' on Tax Reform Bloomberg, Five Questions for Republican Tax Reformers Bloomberg, How Markets Are Reacting to Tax Reform Talks Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Republican Tax Plans Would Largely Exclude Small Businesses...

Measuring Law School Clinics

Colleen F. Shanahan (Temple), & Jeffrey Selbin (UC-Berkeley), Alyx Mark (George Washington), Anna F. Carpenter (Tulsa), Measuring Law School Clinics, 92 Tul. L. Rev. ___ (2018): Legal education reformers have long argued that law school clinics address two related needs: first, clinics teach students to be lawyers; and second, clinics...

Fennell & McAdams: Inverted Theories

Lee Anne Fennell (Chicago) & Richard H. McAdams (Chicago), Inverted Theories: This essay makes the case for “inverting” popular versions of certain theories widely used in legal analysis. Inversion begins with the observation that the assumptions underlying a given theory are substantively false. But rather than reject the theory outright,...

Schlunk: The Charitable Deduction For Gifts To Universities' Endowments Should Be Repealed

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt), Why the Charitable Deduction for Gifts to Educational Endowments Should Be Repealed, 71 U. Miami L. Rev. 702 (2017): The country’s collective patience for coddling private institutions of higher education is waning. At the local level, there is an effort afoot to challenge the tax-exempt status of...

NY Times: Some Democrats See Tax Reform As A Path To Taxing Carbon

New York Times, Some Democrats See Tax Reform as a Path to Taxing Carbon: With a sweeping overhaul of the tax code on the horizon, two Senate Democrats believe this is the moment to broach the third rail of climate change policy: a carbon tax. The plan by the senators,...

Hickman Appointed To Administrative Conference Of The United States

Prof. Kristin E. Hickman Appointed to Administrative Conference of the United States: Kristin E. Hickman, a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and holder of the Harlan Albert Rogers Professorship at the Law School, has been appointed to serve as one of the 40 public members of the Administrative Conference of the...

ABA Forms New Commission To Rethink Legal Education

As New Presidential Initiative, ABA Commission to Develop Roadmap to Rethink Legal Education: New American Bar President Hilarie Bass will focus on redesigning legal education as one of her key priorities, and has created a commission of top legal educators and innovators to provide forward-thinking recommendations. The 10-member Commission on...

Supreme Court To Consider Prosecutors' Use Of An 'Uber Tax Crime Statute' As An 'All-Purpose Tax Felony'

National Law Journal, Jenner Lawyers Attack 'Uber Tax Crime Law' in New High Court Term: In a series of recent decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court has reined in prosecutors' use of broadly worded statutes and clauses to charge criminal conduct. The federal tax code could be the justices' next target....

Do We Really Want To Make It Easier To Go To Law School?

The American Lawyer, Do We Really Want to Make It Easier to Go to Law School?: Can we cut through the bull about why law schools are now accepting GREs for admission? The fact is that applications are falling, and law schools are desperate for hot bodies to fill their...

ABA Tax Section Publishes New Issue Of Tax Times

The ABA Tax Section has published 36 Tax Times No. 4 (Aug. 2017): FROM THE CHAIR It Was a Very Good Year By William H. Caudill, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Houston, TX It has been my honor to serve as Chair of the Tax Section for 2016-2017. The year seems...

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