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Elaine Wilson Wins Faculty Scholarship Award

West Virginia Record, Wilson Wins WVU Law's 2017 Faculty Scholarship Award: West Virginia University College of Law has selected its 2017 Facility Significant Scholarship Award recipient, an in-house honor that recognizes work addressing significant public issues. Elaine Wilson, a WVU tax professor and president of the West Virginia Tax Institute,...

Supreme Court Decides ‘Hate Speech’ Is Free Speech

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

On Monday, in a unanimous decision, the United States Supreme Court struck a blow to college campus fascists and social justice warriors everywhere when it ruled that a federal law banning the trademark of offensive names is unconstitutional, according to Fox News.

“Go Back to the Zoo”: How Evergreen State College Became a Target For Right-Wing Trolls

by Ana Sofia Knauf S pring quarter at Evergreen State College is coming to a rocky close. After videos of heated student protests went viral and made national headlines, local law enforcement officials received two threats against the college, prompting Evergreen administrators to close and cancel classes for nearly three days. Show More Summary

Hurdles expected for Utah's medical marijuana research law

Utah lawmakers balked again this year at joining more than half of all U.S. states and passing a broad medical marijuana law. Instead, they gave state colleges and other institutions … Click to Continue »

Election Law Academics Update

Here’s my yearly roundup of election law academic hires, promotions moves, visits, accolades: Benjamin Plener Cover will be starting as Associate Professor of Law at the University of Idaho College of Law. Josh Douglas of Kentucky Law was a Visiting … Continue reading ?

ABA Reverses Course, Gives Provisional Accreditation To Dallas Law School

Following up on my recent posts (links below): ABA Journal, Law School Previously Flagged By ABA Receives Provisional Accreditation: The University of North Texas Dallas College of Law has received provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association, according to a press release from the school on Tuesday.... In August...

Tax Exceptionalism: A UK Perspective

Stephen Daly (King's College London, Dickson Poon School of Law), Tax Exceptionalism: A UK Perspective: In her article in this issue [Administering the Tax System We Have, 1 J. Tax Adm. 46 (2015)], Professor Kristin Hickman explores the relationship between the US Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (‘IRS’), and exceptionalism...

Mark Zuckerberg tells Harvard grads that automation will take jobs, and it’s up to millennials to create more

4 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

Mark Zuckerberg finally has his Harvard degree. The Facebook CEO and famous college dropout left the Ivy League university 12 years ago to found the social network, but he returned Thursday to pick up a honorary doctor of laws degree and drop some wisdom on the class of 2017. In prepared remarks provided to The Washington Post ahead […]

"This week the Harvard campus served as a reunion of sorts for several former Obama administration officials."

"Former vice president Joe Biden spoke to college graduates, and former deputy attorney general Sally Yates addressed the graduating class at Harvard Law school," and former secretary of state John F. Kerry spoke to the graduates at the Kennedy School of Government.“And the truth is – no, this is not a normal time,” Kerry said. Show More Summary

TN is Implementing Free Community College Without Tax Dollars

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill into law this morning that would offer free community college to adults who qualify as “independent” and who are over the age of 25 who have not yet obtained an Associate’s degree. The Tennessee...Show More Summary

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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...

Why Doesn’t More of the Working Class Move for Jobs?

Joan C. Williams, director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, discusses serious misconceptions that the U.S. managerial and professional elite in the United States have about the so-called working class. Show More Summary

Court upholds FOIA decision involving College of DuPage

An Illinois appellate court has ruled that the College of DuPage Foundation is subject to the state's open records law and ordered it to turn over a federal subpoena that … Click to Continue »

Harvard Law School Opens Deferred Admission Globally

Want to take a break between college and law school to travel? How about a stint in the Peace Corps? Chase a dream in Hollywood? All of these opportunities are available -- and encouraged -- through Harvard Law School's new junior deferral program. No, the law school will not......

University of Texas stabbings put campus carry law to test

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It was the nightmare scenario that had been at the heart of the debate over Texas' new law allowing concealed handguns on college campuses: a knife-wielding attacker stabbing and slashing his way through a crowd of panicked students.

Bills on Georgia medical marijuana, beer sales still in flux

Gov. Nathan Deal has largely cleared his desk of contentious bills, including a new law allowing permit-holders to carry concealed firearms on public college campuses he signed on Thursday. But … Click to Continue »

Federal budget includes more money for black college students

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

WASHINGTON — Black colleges and universities won a major expansion of the Pell Grants used by thousands of their students. The additional money, included in the law that keeps the federal government running through Sept. 30, expands Pell Grants for low-income college students by providing financial...

Prosecution of Oklahoma pipe shop leaves residents perplexed

For years, attempts to open up shops in this left-leaning college town to sell things like rolling papers and smoking accessories have faced a harsh crackdown from local law enforcement. … Click to Continue »

Court-Agency Allocations of Power and the Limits of Cuozzo

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 for the […]

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