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Slate: Is The Lost Generation Of Law School Graduates Still Lost?

Slate: Is the Lost Generation of Law School Graduates Still Lost?, by Jordan Weissmann: The class of law school students who graduated immediately after the Great Recession is sometimes referred to as the industry's lost generation, thanks to the barren job market that left so many young J.D.'s struggling to...

New Mexico Dean Resigns After Two Years On Job, Citing 'Poor Fit With Faculty'; Provost To Name New Dean From Senior Faculty By July 1

David Herring has resigned as Dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law after serving two years in the position: “It’s just a poor fit between me and the law school faculty at this point,” Herring said. “I have certain goals that I articulated from the beginning when...

Congress close to expanding tax help for college costs Senate follows House in expanding 529 savings plan options

The school year is winding down across most of the United States, but by the time classes resume in the fall, students and their parents could have some added help in paying for college costs. Students at the University of California at Berkeley, courtesy John Morgan via Flickr Creative Commons. Show More Summary

Dan Markel Update

In Memoriam: Dan Markel, 42 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 1 (2015): Garrick Pursley (Florida State), Losing Friends, 42 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 1 (2015) Keith L. Savino (J.D. 2015, Florida State), A Tribute to Professor Dan Markel, 42 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 9 (2015) Ryan Wechslerm (J.D....

The IRS Scandal, Day 724

Robert W. Wood (Forbes), IRS $20 Million Response To Latest Pile of Lois Lerner Emails Is Worrisome: Lois Lerner’s latest lost and found hoard of 6,400 newly discovered emails may end up not showing much. The IRS didn’t find them. A watchdog did. Maybe they will underscore the targeting and...

May 2: A big day for sports gamblers & those taking their bets Uncle Sam, however, once again will come up short on gambling taxes

It's a momentous time for sports fans. The National Hockey League and National Basketball Association are well into their annual championship playoffs. The race for the Triple Crown started today, with American American Pharoah (yes, the horse's name is officially misspelled) crossing the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby. Show More Summary

98% Of Harvard Law Faculty Political Donations Go To Democrats

The Crimson, Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin: Eighty-four percent of campaign contributions made by a group of 614 Harvard faculty, instructors, and researchers between 2011 and the third quarter of 2014 went to federal Democratic campaigns and political action committees, according to a Crimson analysis of Federal...

ABA Rejects Indy Tech's Accreditation; Law School Calls It A 'Temporary Setback'

Fort Wayne News Sentinel, Indiana Tech Law School Fails in First Bid for Accreditation: An ABA committee has recommended against accreditation for Indiana Tech's two-year-old law school, but officials say the decision was not unusual and should represent only a temporary setback.... The committee visited the campus last September....

The IRS Scandal, Day 723

Biz Pac Review, Investigators Unearth Thousands More Lois Lerner Emails the IRS Said ‘Couldn’t Be Retrieved’ Breitbart, Thousands of Supposedly Lost Emails from IRS Scandal Figure Lois Lerner Recovered CNN, IRS Report: Easier Now to Become Political Nonprofit Forbes, TIGTA Report On IRS Exempt Process - End Of The Beginning?...

House bill would consider gym dues a medical tax deduction

It's May, the month of flowers fed by April showers, the start of the summer vacation season and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. I started off this May Day at a yoga sculpt class, which is a combination of yoga poses with hand weights. Show More Summary

Barry Presents Tax Regulation, Transportation Innovation, and the Sharing Economy Today at Georgia

Jordan M. Barry (San Diego) presents Tax Regulation, Transportation Innovation, and the Sharing Economy, 82 U. Chi. L. Rev. Dialogue 69 (2015) (with Paul L. Caron (Pepperdine)) at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Association for Law, Property & Society (ALPS) today at the University of Georgia School of Law:...

Weekly Tax Roundup

ABA Journal, Already Serving Federal Time in Tax Case, Lawyer Gets Up to 13 Years in $1.7M Cemetery Theft Bloomberg, Repatriation Tax Break From Paul, Boxer Cost $118 Billion Bloomberg, Why the IRS Won’t Tell Fraud Victims What Thieves Stole Neil Buchanan (George Washington), Pummeling the IRS Instead of Actually...

Montana Tax Simplification Bill Awaiting Governor's Action

Montana legislators are now at home after a session that involved Governor Steve Bullock (D) vetoing two tax cut proposals from the Republican-led legislature. A third bill, which focuses instead on grately simplifying the tax system,...Show More Summary

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, Georgetown Law School's Iron Tech Competition Grows in Audience and Interest ABA Journal, Northwestern Law School Offers 'Interest Freedom Plan' to Law Grads Earning Less Than $85K in Private Sector ABA Journal, Site Aiming to Prevent 'Link Rot' for Legal Researchers Wins 2015 Webby ABA Journal, Students at...

Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

Brad Borden (Brooklyn) & Alan Lederman, Section 1031 Exchanges: Death of a Related-Party Exchange — Did ‘Butler’ Do It? Andrew Finley (Arizona) & James Stekelberg (Arizona), The Economic Consequences of Tax Service Provider Sanctions: Evidence from KPMG's Deferred Prosecution Agreement Xinghua Gao, Yonghong Jia & Chansog Kim (SUNY-Stony Brook), The...

Property Tax Bills Stalled in Nebraska

It was to be the year of tax reform in Nebraska, and for months, legislators wrangled with property tax reform options. But with no consensus on what it should look like, or even whether the focus should be on real or personal property...Show More Summary

Weekly Student Tax Notes Roundup

Benjamin Newell (J.D. 2015, Georgia), Note, Saving the Next Superman: An Alternative Approach to the Taxation of Copyright Termination Rights, 21 J. Intell. Prop. L. 379 (2014) Michael Sala (J.D. 2015, UConn), Breaking Down BEPS: Strategies, Reforms, and Planning Responses, 47 Conn. L. Rev. 573 (2014)

Vermont Soda Excise Tax Fizzles Out

This post originally appeared as an op-ed on Forbes here. The Vermont soda excise tax that was proposed this session has failed to make it out of committee. The 2 cent per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages would have added up to...Show More Summary

Geoge Soros May Owe Billions In Taxes

Billionaire George Soros, along with fellow billionaire Warren Buffett, have longed preached about the need to create a tax system that incentivizes the distribution of wealth. But is Soros practicing what he preaches? Soros has stashed billions of deferred fees offshore and with a tax deadline looming, how he handles his billion dollar tax bill will no doubt attract attention.

Report Says IRS Has Gotten Better at Processing Political Tax-Exemption Applications — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has taken significant actions to improve the processing of tax-exempt applications involving political intervention, according to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). Show More Summary

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