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Colker: Stop Banning Laptops In Law School Classrooms!

Ruth Colker (Ohio State), Universal Design: Stop Banning Laptops!, 39 Cardozo L. Rev. 483 (2017): Banning laptops in the classroom constitutes a needless barrier to academic performance that is increasingly common at the university level. In this article, I review the existing literature that is cited to support laptop bans...

The Big Winners In Apple's Tax Bonanaza: Shareholders

Following up on Thursday's post, Apple To Pay $38 Billion In Taxes To Bring Cash Hoard Back To U.S. And Build U.S. Campus: Wall Street Journal, Apple’s Big Cash Winners: Shareholders: Apple announced a $38 billion tax windfall for the U.S. government this week, but the biggest beneficiary of the...

Feldman: Law Profs Should Blog, Not Tweet

Following up on my previous posts: Carissa Byrne Hessick (North Carolina), Towards a Series of Academic Norms for #LawProf Twitter (Jan. 12, 2018) Derek Muller (Pepperdine), The Rise and Fall of My Use of Twitter (Jan. 16, 2018) Noah Feldman (Harvard), Twitter's Not a Great Place for Legal Advice: We...

This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts

NY Times: An Einstein For The Subway? A Lawyer — 'B' Student At BU Law School — Suggests A ‘Genius’ Fix Deborah Merritt (Ohio State), Faculty Salaries And The Extraordinary Cost Of Research At A Top 25 Law School Jerry Organ (St. Thomas), Updated Analysis Of Law School Attrition Data...

A Law School Dean's Oscars Preview: Darkest Hour

Ncholas W. Allard (Dean Brooklyn), Reel Law: After the Darkest Hour, What Is Next?: A Democracy in peril depends on leadership, a free press, and the willingness of the governed to abide by the rule of law. As the Hollywood awards season rolls into high gear, theaters near you showcase...

Holderness:  The Next Tax Reform — Internet Sales Tax

The Hill op-ed: The Next Tax Reform: Internet Sales Tax, by Hayes Holderness (Richmond): On Jan. 12, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair. If you haven’t been following along, this is a big deal and may affect households across the country —...

Pepperdine Hosts 3rd Annual Southern California Trial Lawyers Conference On Jan. 27

Pepperdine Law School will host its 3rd Annual Southern California Trial Lawyers Conference on Saturday, January 27. The Keynote Speaker will be nationally recognized trial attorney Mark Lanier. Founder of the Lanier Law Firm, Mark has been recognized as one of the top trial attorneys in the United States, with...

Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup: Scharf Reviews Federal Tax Treatment Of Charitable Contributions For State Tax Payments

This week, Erin Scharff (Arizona State) reviews a working paper by Joe Bankman (Stanford), David Gamage (Indiana), Jacob Goldin (Stanford), Daniel Hemel (Chicago), Darien Shanske (Davis), Kirk Stark (UCLA), Dennis Ventry (Davis), & Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings), Federal Income Tax Treatment of Charitable Contributions Entitling Donor to a State Tax Credit....

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, Is sweet spot for avoiding academic attrition at law schools a median LSAT of at least 150? ABA Journal, Less than half of recent law grads had good jobs waiting for them after graduation, report says David Frakt (Faculty Lounge), An Innovative Part-Time Program at Seton Hall James...

Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

Tax Profs: Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan), Beat It: Tax Reform and Tax Treaties Brian Galle (Georgetown), Yet More SALT News: State Pensions & Federal Taxes Ed Kleinbard (USC), No, You Don't Have to Write Apple a Thank-you Note Jim Maule (Villanova), Fixing State Tax Problems Caused by Federal Tax Changes Jim...

The Effect Of A Government Shutdown On The IRS: Not What You Think

Machines are cheap. Humans are expensive. The IRS depends upon both to administer the fiendishly complex tax code that Congress tirelessly re-scrambles every year. This year is, of course, much, much worse. And everyone seems at least aware that a government shutdown will hurt the IRS’s ability to implement the...

Rebecca Kysar Leaves Brooklyn For Fordham

After visiting at Forham last semester, Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn) is joining the tenured faculty in the fall. Rebecca's publications include: The State of the Budget Process, 81 Law & Contemp. Probs. __ (2018) Reconsidering the Tax Treaty: Introduction, 41 Brook. J. Int’l L. (2016) (with Steven Dean) Interpreting Tax Treaties,...

Viswanathan: Form 1023-EZ And The Streamlined Process For The Federal Income Tax Exemption

Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings), Form 1023-EZ and the Streamlined Process for the Federal Income Tax Exemption: Is the IRS Slashing Red Tape or Opening Pandora's Box?, 163 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 89 (2014): On July 1, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Form 1023-EZ, a streamlined version of the...

NY Times: Saying You Want To Reform the Tax Code? Easy. Doing It? Less So.

New York Times, Saying You Want to Reform the Tax Code? Easy. Doing It? Less So.: It read like a maddening instruction manual for a do-it-yourself piece of furniture, with page after page of bare-bones guidance — and plenty of room for confusion. If taxpayers and lawmakers were expecting that...

Morse: Important Developments In Federal Income Taxation

Edward A. Morse (Creighton), Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation: This [92 page] outline covers significant developments in federal income taxation along with a few other interesting or noteworthy tax topics. It offers a selective treatment of case law and some administrative developments that are likely to interest practitioners and...

Bankman Presents The Federal Tax Treatment Of Charitable Contributions Entitling The Donor To A State Tax Credit Today At Duke

Joseph Bankman (Stanford) presents Federal Income Tax Treatment of Charitable Contributions Entitling the Donor to a State Tax Credit (with David Gamage (Indiana), Jacob Goldin (Stanford), Daniel Hemel (Chicago), Darien Shanske (UC-Davis), Kirk Stark (UCLA), Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis) & Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings)) at Duke today as part of its Tax...

Brennan Presents Debt And Equity Taxation: An Economic And Legal Perspective

Thomas J. Brennan (Harvard) presents Debt and Equity Taxation: A Combined Economic and Legal Perspective (with Robert L. McDonald (Northwestern)) at Indiana-Bloomington today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Leandra Lederman: We describe the law distinguishing debt from equity in the corporate setting, and we discuss...

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Law.com, Interested in Law School? Click Here: Two of legal education’s biggest players are teaming up to ease the path to law school for interested high school and college students. The Law School Admission Council—which administers the Law School Admission Test and serves as the central clearinghouse for law school...

Apple To Pay $38 Billion In Taxes To Bring Cash Horde Back To U.S. And Build U.S. Campus>

New York Times, Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.: Apple, which had long deferred paying taxes on its foreign earnings and had become synonymous with hoarding money overseas, unveiled plans on Wednesday that would bring back the vast majority of the...

NY Times: Accountant (Penn)|Lawyer (Georgetown)|MBA (Chicago) Hunts The Taliban

New York Times, He Studied Accounting. Now He Hunts the Taliban.: When Navy Lt. William Conway is piecing together clues about a new Taliban or Islamic State terrorist cell in Afghanistan, he often falls back on skills he learned hauling crooks, swindlers and embezzlers into court in Chicago. Lieutenant Conway...

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