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3rd Annual Mid-Career Tax Professors Workshop Kicks Off Today At Arkansas

Panel #1 Jennifer Bird-Pollan (Kentucky), Sovereignty, Tax, and BITs Commentator: David Herzig (Valparaiso) John Brooks (Georgetown), Income Tax as Wealth Tax Commentator: Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn) Emily Cauble (DePaul), Tax Law’s Inconsistent Treatment of Gains and Losses Commentator: Heather Field (UC-Hastings) Panel #2 Steven Dean (Brooklyn), The Cost of Tax Accidents...

WSJ:Law Firms Finally Say It’s OK to See a Therapist

Wall Street Journal, Law Firms Finally Say It’s OK to See a Therapist: Big firms have long been reticent to openly address addiction and other mental-health problems, despite research showing lawyers face higher rates of substance abuse, depression and suicide than the wider population. Law-firm leaders say the need to...

Private Investigator's Attempt To Obtain Donald Trump's Tax Return Led IRS To Shut Down FAFSA Data Retrieval Tool; Who Hired Him?

Following up on my previous posts: As Deadlines Approach For College Financial Aid & Income-Based Loan Repayment, IRS Leaves Parents, Students & Graduates In Lurch By Taking Down Online Tax Return Data Retrieval Tool (Mar. 12, 2017) NY Times: 100,000 Taxpayers Compromised In Hack Of FAFSA Tool At IRS (Apr....

GOP Senate Cuts UNC Law School's Budget 30% As Payback To Liberal Faculty (Especially Gene Nichol), Likely Continuing Rankings Slide From 20 (1979) To 39 (2017)

Following up on my previous posts (links below): News & Observer, The GOP Crafts a Message to UNC, With a Chain Saw: The state Senate took a chain saw to the University of North Carolina law school this month, cutting nearly a third of the state appropriation for one of...

The Blind Spot In The Sharing Economy — Tax Collection?

Wall Street Journal Tax Report: The Blind Spot in a Sharing Economy: Tax Collection, by Laura Saunders: A loophole is helping gig-economy workers, online sellers and home-sharing hosts cheat on their taxes. Under a law enacted in 2008 and later clarified by the Internal Revenue Service, many online-platform businesses that...

TaxProf Blog Weekend Roundup

Saturday: This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts Should La Verne And Other Law Schools With Low First-Time Bar Passage Rates Follow Whittier's Lead And Close? Facing Competition From GRE, LSAC Allows Applicants To Take LSAT An Unlimited Number Of Times Reinterpreting Corporate Inversions: Non-Tax Competitions And Frictions Sunday:...

San Diego Dean: It Is Time To Rethink The California Bar Exam

Stephen Diamond (Santa Clara), Time to Rethink the California Bar Exam, San Diego Dean Stephen Ferruolo Testifies: It was the testimony [before the Standing Committee on the Judiciary of the California State Assembly] of Stephen Ferruolo, the dean of the University of San Diego’s Law School, that really caught my...

John Oliver Property Tax Scam Uses Loophole Created By Donald Trump

New York Observer, The John Oliver Property Tax Scam: HBO Comedian Secretly Buys Manhattan Mansion; Liberal Deity Avoids Taxes By Using Loophole Created By Donald Trump: The hypocrisy really gets ratcheted up with John Oliver, the No. 1 darling to so many liberal anti-Trumpies, who regularly attacks GOP tax schemes...

Closing More Law Schools Won't Solve The Problem; Changing The Model And Delivery Of Legal Education Will

Susan Cartier Liebel (Founder & CEO, Solo Practice University), If We Close Some Law Schools, Legal Education Will Be Saved! Wrong.: [W]e do not have too many law schools.... What we have is too many law schools operating under an antiquated model and that is why we are turning...

This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts

Private College Tuition Discounts Hit All-Time High Of 49% Law Students' Character, Rather Than LSATs/UGPAs, Is Best Predictor For Success As Lawyer The Downside of Requiring Additional Experiential Courses in Law School Denver Law School Faces Federal Equal Pay Lawsuit From Eight Female Professors Higher Taxes Lead To Consistently Worse...

Should La Verne And Other Law Schools With Low First-Time Bar Passage Rates Follow Whittier's Lead And Close?

Bloomberg Law, Are Law Schools with Low Bar Pass Rates at Risk of Closing?: The University of La Verne College of Law enrolls over 100 students each year, and if past history is any indication, only slightly more than half, 54 percent, will likely pass the bar on their first...

Facing Competition From GRE, LSAC Allows Applicants To Take LSAT An Unlimited Number Of Times

In the face of growing competitions from the GRE (which is now accepted by Arizona and Harvard), the LSAC today is permitting 1,000 applicants to take a digital version of the LSAT. In additional, the LSAC is removing the limit on how many times students can take the LSAT (the...

Reinterpreting Corporate Inversions: Non-Tax Competitions And Frictions

Inho Andrew Mun (J.D. 2017, Yale), Note, Reinterpreting Corporate Inversions: Non-Tax Competitions and Frictions, 126 Yale L.J. 2152 (2017) Corporate inversions have drawn outrage from all segments of society. In an inversion, a company reincorporates abroad to escape its U.S. tax burden. Regulators and academics have typically sought tax law...

Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup

This week, Erin Scharff (Arizona State) reviews an article by Darien Shanske (Davis), The (Now Urgent) Case for State-Level Monitoring of Local Government Finances (or, One Way to Protect Localities from Trump's 'Potemkin Villages of Nothing'), forthcoming in the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy: Darien Shanske’s forthcoming article...

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, Vermont Law Receives $17 Million Loan From US Department of Agriculture Above the Law, California’s Bar Exam Results Are Absolutely Abysmal Above the Law, Fixing Law Schools Requires More ‘How To’ And Less ‘What To’ Jamie R. Abrams (Louisville), Experiential Learning and Assessment in the Era of Donald...

Houston Hosts Third Annual Texas Tax Faculty Workshop

The University of Houston Law Center hosts the Third Annual Tax Faculty Workshop today. Thirteen tax law professors from law schools located in the state of Texas will discuss the following papers in today’s workshop: Bryan Camp (Texas Tech), Application of Equitable Principles to Jurisdictional Time Periods Commentator: Terri Helge...

Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

Bloomberg, 25 Million Americans Could Find Mortgage Tax Break Useless Under Trump’s Plan Bloomberg, Apple Falls on Concerns About Trump's Tax Reform Bloomberg, Retail CEOs Renew Border-Tax Fight at Meeting With Mnuchin Bloomberg, Top Tax Writer in House Won't Back Down on Offsetting Cuts Bloomberg, Trump ‘Preference’ for Interest Deduction...

Roin:Retroactive Taxation, Unfunded Pensions, And Shadow Bankruptcies

Julie Roin (Chicago), Retroactive Taxation, Unfunded Pensions, and Shadow Bankruptcies, 102 U. Chi. L. Rev. 559 (2017): Academics and journalists criticize politicians for the dismal financial situations of many state and local jurisdictions. And certainly, politicians routinely make inaccurate fiscal claims. However, the voting public bears some of the blame...

Trump Proposes To Dramatically Cut Law Student Loans

Washington Post, Trump and DeVos Plan to Reshape Higher Education Finance: Budget documents obtained by The Washington Post show President Trump’s administration is proposing a raft of changes that could have significant impact on college students and graduates. One of the most striking higher education proposals calls for replacing the...

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