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Anderson: Are LSAT/GPA A Leading Indicator, And Peer Reputation A Lagging Indicator, Of The U.S. News Overall Rankings?

Following up on my recent post, Law School Rankings By Student Quality (LSAT And UGPA): Rob Anderson (Pepperdine): Predicting the Future of US News Law School Rankings With Revealed Preference Rankings?: The approach used by US News includes a variety of factors with varying weights but among the most important...

Perkins: The Threat of Law — Is the Treasury Department Using Regulatory Blackmail O Answering To Congressional Inaction?

Rachelle Holmes Perkins (George Mason), The Threat of Law: Regulatory Blackmail or an Answer to Congressional Inaction, 65 Kan. L. Rev. 621 (2017): In light of the obstacles affected taxpayers are up against in the face of regulations of dubious authority, Treasury is able to wield what I term an...

Reverse Tax Logic

According to this report, the chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity suggested that “when burdens like poll taxes and literacy tests were imposed on citizens and registering often required a trip to the local...Show More Summary

University Of Illinois Professor Put On Paid Administrative Leave For Refusing To Give PowerPoint Slides To Learning Disabled Student

Inside Higher Ed, A Hill to Retire On?: A dispute over electronic lecture slides and accommodations for a learning-disabled student may have ended the teaching career of Michael Schlesinger, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Schlesinger said Thursday that he's learned from his lawyer...

It's Bigger Than Bitcoins: The Matrix Is Here

ABA Tax Section meetings are fun! Last week I attended a fascinating panel presentation at the Austin meeting titled "Beyond Bitcoin: Blockchain and the Tax System." The panel was moderated by Stow Lovejoy, of Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP and included Amanda Wilkie, CIO of Withum Smith & Brown; Tony Tuths,...

Harrison: Spite And Tax Law

Jeffrey Harrison (Florida), Spite: Legal and Social Implications: Spite is not a simple concept. The same actions may be motivated by a desire to harm others as a source of the actor’s satisfaction. They may also be a reaction to a personal sense of injustice. Finally, spite-like actions are consistent...

Barry Presents Tax And The Boundaries Of The Firm Today At Columbia

Jordan Barry (San Diego) presents Tax and the Boundaries of the Firm (with Victor Fleischer (San Diego)) at Columbia today as part of its Davis Polk & Wardwell Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Alex Raskolnikov and Wojciech Kopczuk: How does the income tax shape the boundaries of the firm?...

IRS Announces All Of Georgia Now Eligible For Disaster Tax Relief

The IRS has extended tax relief in the wake of Hurricane Irma to the entire state of Georgia.

CBO: An Analysis of Corporate Inversions

Congressional Budget Office, An Analysis of Corporate Inversions (Sept. 18, 2017): U.S. multinational corporations—businesses incorporated and operating in the United States that also maintain operations in other countries—can use a variety of strategies to change how and where their income is taxed. One such strategy is a corporate inversion, which...

Eight Thoughts on Business Tax Reform

Today I had the chance to testify before the Senate Finance Committee on business tax reform. Here are my opening remarks. You can find my...

Tax Reform Affects The Level Of Economic Output -- Not The Long-Run Growth Rate

President Trump and his top economic advisers often argue that a major tax reform would permanently boost the nation’s economic growth rate to 3 percent...

Georgia residents now get Hurricane Irma tax relief

Hurricane Irma got most attention when she threatened and eventually made landfall in Florida. Her destructive effects, however, were felt beyond the Sunshine State. History of Hurricane #Irma: 1 September 2017 - 10 September 2017 #GOES16...Show More Summary

Women Lawyers Continue To Lag In Partnership Positions, Pay

National Association of Women Lawyers, 2017 Survey on Promotion and Retention of Women in Law Firms: This year’s survey demonstrates a continuation of a pattern observed over the last 10+ years, that numbers of women in equity partner positions in law firms have increased slowly, if at all, even while...

What is a “Financial Interest” in a Foreign Accounts for FBAR Purposes?

Any United States person with a financial interest in or signature authority over a foreign financial account, where the aggregate value of all foreign financial accounts exceeds $10,000 at any point during the year, must file a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR). These terms can be difficult to apply in some situations, and can lead […]

The Four Pillars of Corporate Tax Reform: Testimony before the Senate Finance Committee

The most important thing that Congress and the administration can do to boost economic growth, lift workers’ wages, create jobs, and make the U.S. economy more competitive globally, is reform our business tax system.

ABA Tax Section Reduces Support For Tax Profs

I was sad to learn that at the Austin meeting the ABA Tax Section Council voted to significantly reduce the academic speaker and academic leadership reimbursement policy, retaining it only for academics who meet the Tax Section's definition of "young lawyer" (under 40 or less than 5 years in practice)....

25% Of Law Schools Plan To Accept The GRE

Following up on my previous posts (links below): Press Release, Law Schools’ Apprehension to Allow Applicants to Use GRE for Admissions Drops: Kaplan Test Prep’s 2017 law school admissions officers survey shows more law schools warming up to the idea of allowing applicants to submit GRE scores instead of LSAT...

Crawford & Spivack: Tampon Taxes, Equal Protection And Human Rights

Bridget J. Crawford (Pace) & Carla Spivack (Oklahoma City), Tampon Taxes, Equal Protection and Human Rights, 2016 Wis. L. Rev. ___ : In recent months, activists around the globe have harnessed the power of the Internet to raise awareness of the so-called “tampon tax,” an umbrella term to describe sales,...

Muller: Bar Exam Scores Rebound To Highest Point Since 2013

Derek Muller (Pepperdine), Bar Exam Scores Rebound to Highest Point Since 2013: After last year's slight year-over-year improvement in bar exam scores, bar exam scores are up again. The scaled mean of the Multistate Bar Exam rose 1.4 points to 141.7, the highest since 2013, which was 144.3, shortly before...

Bankman Presents The Global Battle To Capture MNE Profits Today At Loyola-L.A.

Joseph Bankman (Stanford) presents Collecting the Rent: The Global Battle to Capture MNE Profits (with Mitchell Kane (NYU) & Alan Sykes (Stanford)) at Loyola-L.A. today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Ellen Aprill and Katherine Pratt: Multinational enterprises (MNEs) earn substantial rents in the current global...

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