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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 26

    Seven Cardinal Rules of Retirement Planning

    Seven Cardinal Rules of Retirement Planning
    Financial planning for retirement has always been an overwhelming prospect; the existing economic landscape makes preparation that much more important in utilizing assets appropriately. There are seven important points everyone should know…
  • Aug 26

    California's Earthquake Spikes Outreach for Insurance

    California's Earthquake Spikes Outreach for Insurance
    Last weekend’s earthquake in California has spiked an interest in homeowners to get, or improve, their existing insurance coverage. There is much room for improvement in California when it comes to earthquake insurance as some of the…
  • Aug 26

    The Medicare Star System

    The Medicare Star System
    For the last five years, Medicare has been assigning hotel-style ratings to nearly every nursing home in the country. An examination of this rating system has found that many top-ranked nursing homes have been given a seal of approval that...
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Aug 26

    The March of the Benefit Corporation: Next Up, West Virginia (Cross Post)

    The March of the Benefit Corporation: Next Up, West Virginia (Cross Post)
    West Virginia is the latest jurisdiction to adopt benefit corporations – the text of our legislation can be found here. As with all benefit corporation legislation, the thrust of West Virginia’s statute is to provide a different standard…
  • Aug 26

    What Does It Mean to be "Nonprofit"? Lawsuit Against Regence BlueCross BlueShield

    What Does It Mean to be "Nonprofit"? Lawsuit Against Regence BlueCross BlueShield
    The Oregonian reports that lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit in state court against Regence BlueCross BlueShield, claiming that the (taxable) nonprofit is acting like a for-profit company. More specifically, the lawsuit asserts that…
  • Aug 26

    Maryland Land Trust and Attorney General Enforce a Conservation Easement

    Maryland Land Trust and Attorney General Enforce a Conservation Easement
    Maryland Environmental Trust (MET), one of the oldest and largest land trusts in the country, with the assistance of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, recently settled a suit enforcing a conservation easement that protects a 31-acre…
Rank this Week: 203

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/
  • Aug 26

    Tutor

    Tutor
    Tutors are important members of the ASP team. Anecdotally, I know that law students often will seek advice from a classmate before they will come to an “official” in administration. This is true for academic coaching as well. •…
  • Aug 25

    Get Organized -- from the beginning

    Get Organized -- from the beginning
    When you start anything new – it is good to get organized. Starting school off right is beneficial – whether you are the teacher or the student. Law students should identify a study spot and equip it with space for...
  • Aug 23

    Jr. Faculty Scholarship Exchange--Oct. 17, 2014

    Jr. Faculty Scholarship Exchange--Oct. 17, 2014
    August 18, 2014 Dear colleagues: As the summer wanes and we move into the fall semester, the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth School of Law wishes to invite you to our Second Annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange. This is an...
Rank this Week: 655

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/
  • Aug 25

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor
    Coleen Barger has been named Ben J. Altheimer Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Among her many contributions to the legal writing field, she is a co-author of the ALWD Citation Guide and is...
  • Aug 21

    The fall issue of JALWD has arrived

    The fall issue of JALWD has arrived
    The fall issue of Legal Communication and Rhetoric: JALWD arrived in my mailbox today with lots of interesting articles. One that caught my eye is Hawking Hyphens in Compound Modifiers. Its author, Joan Magat, urges readers to hyphenate…
  • Aug 20

    Bench Slap of the Day: Don't Plead the Kitchen Sink

    Bench Slap of the Day: Don't Plead the Kitchen Sink
    From a federal district court decision authored by Judge Harry D. Leinenweber: The Court would like to make an observation. The parties should consider long and hard before requesting leave to amend any of the dismissed counts other than…
Rank this Week: 143

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/
  • Aug 22

    Hospital Design and Patient Welfare

    Hospital Design and Patient Welfare
    Nice article in today's New York Times describing a hospital redesign that was followed by marked improvements in patient satisfaction--and a 30 percent reduction in requests for pain medication. From my medical practice days, I remember the…
  • Aug 22

    Curriculum guidance

    Curriculum guidance
    Kevin Outterson has posted a link to the American Health Lawyers Association guidance for health law classes and programs. Kevin worked hard with others at AHLA to turn practitioners' suggestions into a useful document. At the very least,…
  • Aug 19

    Thank You to July's Guest Blogger Professor Leslie E. Wolf

    Thank You to July's Guest Blogger Professor Leslie E. Wolf
    HealthLawProf Blog would like to thank our wonderful July guest blogger Professor Leslie E. Wolf. Here is a short recap of her posts: Professor Leslie E. Wolf posted the following: Lessons from the Facebook “Emotional Contagion”…
Rank this Week: 244

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/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
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