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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/
  • Feb 27

    Oops! Correction to AALS Section Officers/Exec Board Post

    Oops! Correction to AALS Section Officers/Exec Board Post
    Our apologies to Jenn Car! She was incorrectly listed as still being at UNLV. She is now at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The corrected Exec Board list is below: Chair: Danielle Kocal (Pace) Chair-Elect: Staci Rucker (Dayton) Secretary:…
  • Feb 26

    Spring Break - Already??!!

    Spring Break - Already??!!
    This has been the week when students suddenly have realized that it is only two weeks to our law school's Spring Break. The reactions have been joy or trepidation. Here are some of the comments: The joy group: I'm going...
  • Feb 25

    Do You Know Who Your Exec Board and Officers Are for AALS Section on Academic Support?

    Do You Know Who Your Exec Board and Officers Are for AALS Section on Academic Support?
    In case you were not at the January 2017 business meeting and are wondering who to contact about the AALS Section on Academic Support, here is a list of the 2017-2018 leadership: Chair: Danielle Kocal (Pace) Chair-Elect: Staci Rucker…
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 27

    Article on Replacing the Portability Election Scheme

    Article on Replacing the Portability Election Scheme
    Christopher P. Brehm recently published an Article entitled, “DSUE” It or Lose It! Replacing the Portability Election Scheme with Mandatory Portability of the Deceased Spouse’s Unused Exclusion Amount, 9 Est. Plan. & Community Prop.…
  • Feb 26

    The Time Is Now for Making Your Claim to Be David Bowie's Lovechild

    The Time Is Now for Making Your Claim to Be David Bowie's Lovechild
    If you think you could be David Bowie’s lovechild, you should make your case now. The lawyers handling the late singer’s affairs have enforced a deadline for claims from those who might be entitled to a piece of his $100...
  • Feb 26

    The BMW that Tupac Was Killed in Can Be Yours for $1.5 Million

    The BMW that Tupac Was Killed in Can Be Yours for $1.5 Million
    An auction house is selling the BMW 750IL that Tupac was shot and killed in, and it can be yours for $1.5 million. On that night in 1996, Suge Knight and Tupac were cruising the Vegas strip when the car...
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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/
  • Feb 27

    Being Interconnected

    Being Interconnected
    Drucilla Cornell & Karin van Marle, Ubuntu Feminism: Tentative Reflections, 36 Verbum et Ecclesia (2015).Margaret DaviesFor a number of years, Drucilla Cornell has been studying and reflecting upon ubuntu,1 an African term expressing the…
  • Feb 24

    A Compassion for the Law

    A Compassion for the Law
    Susan Bandes, Compassion and the Rule of Law, 13 Intl. J. Law in Context (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Mark KendeU.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced a roadblock to confirmation because she had once said in a speech,…
  • Feb 23

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?
    Toni M. Massaro, Helen L. Norton & Margot E. Kaminski, Siri-ously 2.0: What Artificial Intelligence Reveals about the First Amendment, Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Ann BartowThe goal of “Strong Artificial…
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The Reporter

The Reporter

Covers legal research. By the Texas Tech Law Library.

https://texastechlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Feb 23

    Flare Index to Treatie

    Flare Index to Treatie
    The Flare Index is the creation of the IALS (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) and the School of Advanced Study …Continue reading →
  • Feb 21

    American Indian Law – Overview

    American Indian Law – Overview
    Part One of a Four part Series. The American Indian Law Collection with HeinOnline is a comprehensive group of documents …Continue reading →
  • Feb 21

    Find FREE Books with Google Chrome Library Extension

    Find FREE Books with Google Chrome Library Extension
    There’s a cool new tool in the Library Extension for Google Chrome. Like many people (and even as a librarian), …Continue reading →
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The Ginger Law Librarian

The Ginger Law Librarian

The Ginger Law Librarian discusses all things law libraries, legal research and writing, and law schools.

http://gingerlibrarian.blogspot.com
  • Feb 22

    Happy Fair Use Week!

    Happy Fair Use Week!
    Happy Fair Use Week 2017!Fair Use Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. The week is designed to highlight and promote opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, to celebrate…
  • Feb 15

    Designing a Law Library Learning Space

    Designing a Law Library Learning Space
    Barbara Fister over at InsideHigherEd recently discussed practices for designing learning spaces in libraries. Her post was informed by a new report published by Project Information Literacy called Planning and Designing Academic…
  • Feb 14

    Law Schools "Obsessed With Smartness"

    Law Schools "Obsessed With Smartness"
    The Chronicle of Higher Education ran an article this week on colleges being "obsessed with smartness." The "pecking order" of higher education — and the ratings that we use to establish the quality of our colleges and universities…
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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/
  • Feb 22

    Hundreds of Churches Appear to Receive Exemption Determinations Using Form 1023-EZ

    Hundreds of Churches Appear to Receive Exemption Determinations Using Form 1023-EZ
    Today, the IRS released complete publicly available data on the over 105,000 organizations that were approved for tax-exemption using the streamlined application process, Form 1023-EZ from its inception in July 2014 through December 2016.…
  • Feb 8

    Articles Relating to Repealing the Johnson Amendment

    Articles Relating to Repealing the Johnson Amendment
    Plenty of articles regarding whether to repeal or relax the Johnson Amendment. Here is a sample: Chronicle of Philanthropy: Doug White, “Mr. Trump, Let’s End the Hypocrisy and Deny Tax Breaks to Churches" Tax Prof Blog: collecting…
  • Feb 6

    Is the Emporer Naked? Non-Enforcement of Tax-Exempt Organization Law

    Is the Emporer Naked? Non-Enforcement of Tax-Exempt Organization Law
    In this post on the Surly Subgroup, Prof. Lloyd Mayer discusses the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the IRS as a regulator of the nonprofit sector. Here is the opening paragraph: The Donald J. Trump Foundation admits to illegal…
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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/
  • Feb 10

    call for proposals, Moot Court Conference

    call for proposals, Moot Court Conference
    Second Biennial Moot Court Conference Saturday, April 29, 2017 The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois The Planning Committee for the Second Biennial Moot Court Conference invites proposals from participants on any topic of interest…
  • Feb 10

    visiting position at Washburn

    visiting position at Washburn
    The Washburn University School of Law invites applications for the position of Visiting Associate Professor of Law (VAP) in its Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing (LARW) program. Washburn’s LARW program is staffed by four tenured or…
  • Feb 9

    Second Biennial Moot Court Conference to be Held in Chicago

    Second Biennial Moot Court Conference to be Held in Chicago
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois The Planning Committee for the Second Biennial Moot Court Conference invites proposals from participants on any topic of interest to those who coach moot court teams and…
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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/
  • Nov 13

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA
    Matt Bevin will soon become Kentucky's Republican Governor, which has created consternation regarding his plans for discontinuing Kentucky's successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While on the campaign trail,…
  • Oct 30

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care
    The AALS Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care has issued a call for nominations for section officers. The Section would like to encourage anyone who is a faculty member at an AALS member school to apply. The Section is...
  • Aug 15

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
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