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Your Money Adviser: Law Creates Special Savings Accounts for Disabled People

A new law enables the creation of special accounts, modeled after the popular Section 529 education plans that many families use to save for college.

Don’t mess with government giveaways to the well-off

The Obama administration has given up on its plan to remove the tax benefits of 529 college investment accounts, which under current law allow parents to put money away, then withdraw it to pay for their children’s education without paying any taxes on the profits. Republicans not only basked in what looked like a White […]

Cutbacks Are Looming for Law School Income-Based Repayment Programs

Following up on this morning's post, NY Times: Has IBR Solved the Student Loan Crisis?: New York Times, A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt: The change in college financing has a potentially serious drawback when it comes to college pricing. Income-based repayment programs in Australia...

Actor accused in 2 deaths shouldn't face death penalty, attorney says

A community theater actor accused of killing two college students in an effort to get money for his approaching wedding should not face the death penalty because of misconduct by prosecutors and law enforcement agencies, an attorney for the accused man says.

Actor accused in 2 deaths shouldn't face death penalty, attorney says

A community theater actor accused of killing two college students in an effort to get money for his approaching wedding should not face the death penalty because of misconduct by prosecutors and law enforcement agencies, an attorney for the accused man says.

100% of the women of color interviewed in STEM study experienced gender bias

Being a woman in STEM research is tough, but it's significantly worse for women of color According to a recent report conducted by the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, a whopping 100% of women of color interviewed in the study said they've experienced gender bias, compared to 93% of white women. Show More Summary

Dr. Sheppard Selected as Director of USPTO’s Detroit Office

By Jason Rantanen Congratulations to my colleague at the University of Nebraska College of Law, Dr. A. Christal Sheppard, who I understand has been selected as the first Director of the PTO’s Detroit satellite office.  From her biography at the College of Law: Dr. Sheppard began her career as a scientist earning a M.S. and […]

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Are You Paying Too Much for Law School? N…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Are You Paying Too Much for Law School? Not if you’re attending the University of Tennessee College of Law, which is on the list of 20 Best-Value Law Schools.

TaxProf Blog Holiday Weekend Roundup

Saturday: Cost Cutting in an Age of Declining Law School Enrollment Thomas West Named Tax Legislative Counsel American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Student Writing Competition The IRS Scandal, Day 618 Sunday: President Obama Proposes $320 Tax Increase on the Wealthy to Fund Middle Class Tax Cuts Final Report Issued...

Black leaders matter: We are witnessing a contemporary civil rights crisis

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The civil rights movement produced many different types of leaders. Thurgood Marshall, argued successfully before the Supreme Court that racial segregation laws violated the US Constitution. Diane Nash, a college student at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, led sit-ins and freedom rides....

American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Student Writing Competition

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel is sponsoring its 11th Annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition on any topic in the field of employee benefits law. The competition is open to any J.D. and graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D) law students enrolled at any time between August 14, 2014 and August...

Judge says accrediting panel denied San Francisco college a fair review

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

In revoking the accreditation of City College of San Francisco, a private commission violated the law in ways that denied the 80,000-student school a fair hearing, a judge tentatively ruled Friday.

Pennsylvania teachers’ union accused of ignoring state law — for four decades

By Andrew Staub, Watchdog.org A law firm representing a Pennsylvania college professor has accused the state teachers’ union of ignoring — for more than four decades — a law requiring it to report the use of dues money for political contributions.

America in 5 Words

Dick Cheney protecting your freedoms. "You are the father!" - Povich We're a nation of law... yers. Colleges offer video game scholarships. My Congressman's name is... ummm. Segregation is no longer intentional. Our 51st state is McDonald's. Top...Show More Summary

85 Studens Enroll in Nation's First Hybrid Online J.D. Program at William Mitchell

Following up on my previous posts (links below), First Class of On-campus, Online Law Students Matriculate to William Mitchell College of Law: Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 marks the first day of class for 85 students from across the country who enrolled in the nation’s first hybrid on-campus/online program at an...

DOE's Office of Civil Rights Is a Rogue Agency That Must Be Stopped

4 weeks agoNews : Reason

Earlier this week, the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights announced a resolution agreement with Harvard University's Law School, one of 90 colleges under investigation for violating federal gender equality laws. Notably, OCR determined that Harvard's "current and past" sexual harassment policies were inadequate. Show More Summary

Do Colleges (and Law Schools) Need a Business Productivity Audit?

Wall Street Journal op-ed: Colleges Need a Business Productivity Audit, by Frank Mussano & Robert Iosue (authors, College Tuition: Four Decades of Financial Deception (2014)): College tuition rates are ridiculously out of hand. Since the late 1970s, tuition has surged more than 1,000%, while the consumer-price index has risen only...

Why Libertarians and Conservatives Clash Over the Meaning of the Constitution

last monthNews : Reason

Peter Lawler, a conservative professor of government at Berry College, and Ilya Somin, a libertarian professor of law at George Mason University, recently conducted a fascinating debate inspired by my new book Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Show More Summary

Where are the Women? Illinois College of Law “Significant Lectures” Edition

Where are the Women? Illinois College of Law “Significant Lectures” Edition The University of Illinois College of Law posts its Annual Report here, listing many good things happening at that school.  The online materials include a two-page...Show More Summary

The Best Dunks so Far in the 2014-15 College Basketball Season

The name of the game is hang time. These athletes make video games look unreal. They are anti-gravity. The laws of physics are mere suggestions to these gravitational contrarians. That’s enough of that nonsense. Sometimes it’s best to...Show More Summary

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