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College of the Ozarks gives tax law bonus to employees

A private, Christian college in southwest Missouri says it will give employees a bonus because of savings it will see from recent federal tax code revisions. College of the Ozarks … Click to Continue »

Interested In Law School? Click Here

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...

Slaying of Blaze Bernstein might be hate crime, parents say as new details emerge

The parents of slain college student Blaze Bernstein said it's possible their son was the victim of a hate crime after new details emerged about his killing. A law enforcement source told The Times that Bernstein was found with more 20 stab wounds, inflicted by a former high school classmate. The...

Will New Tax Law Make Everyone an Independent Contractor?

Shu-Yi Oei & Diane M. Ring (both of Boston College Law) have just posted on SSRN their essay Is New Code Section 199A Really Going to Turn Us All into Independent Contractors? Here's the abstract: There has been a lot...

Leviner Presents Public Opinion And Tax Justice Today At Hebrew University

Sagit Leviner (Ono Academic College) presents In the Eye of the Beholder: Public Opinion on Tax Justice at Hebrew University today as part of its Forum for Tax Law: The tax system is one of the most influential of civic institutions of our time. Taxes often detract at least one...

Student Writing Competition on Employee Benefits

Paul Caron over at TaxProf Blog sends word that the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel is sponsoring its 14th Annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition on any topic in the field of employee benefits law. The competition is open to...

Your Money: With a Tax Deduction Gone, Is Home Equity a Smart Way to Pay for College?

6 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The new tax law removes the ability to deduct interest paid on home equity loans. Will schools ask less of families, and should parents even use the loans to pay for school?

American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Student Writing Competition

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel is sponsoring its 14th 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 15, 2017 and August...

Shenanigans, Time Bars, and Federal Circuit Oversight

Guest post by Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Associate Professor at the Texas A&M University School of Law and the Texas A&M College of Engineering.  Although Prof. Vishnubhakat was an advisor at the USPTO until June, 2015, his arguments here should not be imputed to the USPTO or to any other organization. Prof. Vishnubhakat was counsel of record […]

College Baseball Team Cancels Game Because Of State’s Anti-Marriage Equality Law

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Critics say HB 1523 "creates a toxic environment of fear and prejudice."

College Bowl Games (Open Thread)

Let’s go Dawgs! Via Online Athens (the Georgia USA one, not the cradle of democracy), some history on the University of Georgia’s handsome mascot pictured above, Uga X: The legend of Uga was born in 1956 when Georgia law student Frank “Sonny” Seiler and his bride Cecelia, also a UGA student, were given a white […]

Guest Post by Prof. Jorge Contreras: TCL v. Ericsson: The First Major U.S. Top-Down FRAND Royalty Decision

(Today’s guest post is by  Professor Jorge L. Contreras of the University of Utah College of Law.  Professor Contreras is known for his excellent work on remedies, particularly in the SEP and FRAND context.  I’m especially excited about today’s guest post, as it dovetails nicely into a one-week course on Remedies in Patent Law at […]

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump clash on Twitter over tax reform laws

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Among the programmes Mr Sanders listed were repairing infrastructure — a goal Mr Trump has embraced but not yet acted upon — Mr Sanders’ cherished goal of providing tuition-free college and a children’s health insurance program whose funding expired months ago. Show More Summary

Ono Academic College (Israel) Hosts Tax Policy Roundtable Today On Fairness in Taxation

Ono Academic College Faculty of Law (Israel) hosts a Tax Policy Roundtable today on Fairness in Taxation: Moshe Asher (Commissioner, Israel Tax Authority) Kamil Atila (Head of Fiscal Division, Israel Department of Treasury) Yuval Elbashan (Dean, Ono) Sagit Leviner (Senior Lecturer, Ono) Mina Zemach (Public Opinion Expert)

Best of Overlawyered — February 2017

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Sixth Circuit: IRS, unlike Caligula, cannot punish under unpublished law; “College bro blames school for his drunken punching rampage” Judge greenlights ADA suit by blind man not allowed to walk up to McDonald’s drive-through windowShow More Summary

Allegations of Racial Bias and Illegal Campaign Activity at a Conservative Nonprofit That Seeks to Transform College Campuses

Jane Mayer reports on the charity Turning Point USA, which touts its relationship to the Trump family and is accused of violating campaign-finance laws and other practices.

Clemson’s going to just forget about open-container laws for a night if the football team makes the national title game

Drinks will be flowing. If Clemson (the school) makes college football’s national championship game, Clemson (the city) will just forget about certain alcohol laws the night of the game. FOX Carolina reports: In Monday night's city council...Show More Summary

Most Underrated Law Schools in America

Remember the cliquish stereotypes of high school -- jocks, nerds, etc.? They seemed to form naturally, as kids gravitated to their own kind. It is not so different in college, what with fraternities formalizing the divisions. But law school? Perhaps we matured by then, but student groupings become a......

New Higher Education Bill Rolls Back Obama-Era Safeguards

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

A House rewrite of the law governing higher education would dismantle several regulations imposed by the Obama administration to control for-profit colleges.

GOP bill would allow colleges to delay sexual assault investigations at police request

The fine print of a new Republican higher education bill would amend campus safety law.

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