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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Texas Tech University School of Law Professor Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 20

    Undue Influence by Some Beneficiaries Invalidates Only the Portions of Will Benefitting Those Beneficiarie

    Undue Influence by Some Beneficiaries Invalidates Only the Portions of Will Benefitting Those Beneficiarie
    The testator’s will gave his estate to five friends and expressly excluded his family. Two family members filed objections to the will and the jury found that the testator had capacity but that three of the five beneficiaries exercised…
  • Apr 20

    Article on ATRA and the Heckerling Institute

    Article on ATRA and the Heckerling Institute
    The changes wrought by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 were at the forefront of the 47th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, a week-long conference for estate planning advisors. For a summary of the speakers’ remarks on…
  • Apr 20

    Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Equal Health Care

    Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Equal Health Care
    Recently, the government stated that insurers must offer the same health coverage options to same-sex couples. Thus, same- sex couples can now purchase family health policies. The new insurance guidelines have been posted on the Department of…
Rank this Week: 118

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Apr 20

    Diet, Exercise, and Sleep

    Diet, Exercise, and Sleep
    Some law students have ill-conceived notions about their priorities for studying and how those priorities interface with basic life needs. They decide that the way to get better grades is to either skimp on/skip or go overboard on meals,…
  • Apr 19

    Reminder: What the Best Law Teachers Do Conference in June

    Reminder: What the Best Law Teachers Do Conference in June
    It is not too late to register for What the Best Law Teachers Do: Educators in Action, hosted by Northwestern Law and the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, June 25-27, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. What the Best Law Teachers...
  • Apr 18

    AASE National Conference Has Three Tracks of Program

    AASE National Conference Has Three Tracks of Program
    Don’t forget to register for the 2nd Annual AASE National Conference in Indianapolis, IN, May 29 through June 1. This year AASE is proud to offer three distinct program tracks focused on professional development; techniques for law school…
Rank this Week: 209

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 18

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule
    The ninth Global Legal Skills Conference will be held May 21-23, 2014 at the University of Verona Faculty of Law in Verona, Italy. More than 140 participants are expected from around the world. Here is a link to the draft...
  • Apr 17

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?
    Lawyers are often told that the word shall is prescriptive, meaning that something is required. But as NKU Chase Professor Phillip Sparks pointed out in a recent Kentucky Bench and Bar column, shall can actually have several meanings and…
  • Apr 15

    Don't over-argue your case

    Don't over-argue your case
    U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois recently advised lawyers to winnow their arguments down to the most effective ones. His article in the winter issue of Litigation quotes Judge Richard Prosser to…
Rank this Week: 324

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 18

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric
    Steven D. Smith, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, U.C. Davis L. Rev (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Paul HorwitzSteven D. Smith has written another characteristically challenging paper. I fear that the paper, “The Jurisprudence…
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
Rank this Week: 352

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 612

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Apr 16

    Political Activity Regulations Will Be Re-Written Again . . . and Again (from scratch!)

    Political Activity Regulations Will Be Re-Written Again . . . and Again (from scratch!)
    Let's face it, any attempt at regulating political activity by grass roots organizations, charitable or otherwise, is bound to fail. Why? Because nobody has ever explained why engaging in political speech is not a public good, less deserving…
  • Apr 15

    Interesting Source Documents re: 501(c)(4) application for exemption

    Interesting Source Documents re: 501(c)(4) application for exemption
    One of the few beneficial effects of the faux scandal regarding the IRS' treatment of 501(c)(4) entities is likely to be public access to lots of stuff that would otherwise not be accessible. Stuff that might be useful for someone...
  • Apr 15

    Nonprofit Finance Fund: State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

    Nonprofit Finance Fund: State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey
    New York – April 7, 2014– The economic recovery is not offering signs of relief for the nonprofit sector, and many organizations are now looking to new models of funding, according to the results of the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2014...
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