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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 19

    Picking Up the Taxe

    Picking Up the Taxe
    When a loved one dies, all financial debacles do not automatically disappear. Someone must step up to handle the resulting financial matters. This person is often named in the decedent’s will as the estate executor; yet if there is no...
  • Aug 19

    Illicit Kidney Transplants Lure Desperate Patient

    Illicit Kidney Transplants Lure Desperate Patient
    Two years ago, Israeli citizen Ophira Dorin faced the disheartening panorama of spending years on dialysis. At only 36 years old, Ms. Dorin had a promising job at a software company and dreams of building a family. For five years,...
  • Aug 19

    Rising Costs of Raising a Child

    Rising Costs of Raising a Child
    New parents should be warned that it could cost almost a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child—not including the cost of college. According to newly released estimates from the U.S Department of Agriculture, raising a child born...
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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/
Rank this Week: 1423

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 19

    Update on ProPublica’s Request for Information on Post-Sandy Expenditure

    Update on ProPublica’s Request for Information on Post-Sandy Expenditure
    We previously blogged about the efforts of ProPublica to obtain from the American Red Cross (ARC) information about how the ARC has spent its $300 million-plus in donations that it received for humanitarian aid following Hurricane Sandy. The…
  • Aug 19

    George Washington University and National Gallery of Art to Take over Corcoran Gallery of Art

    George Washington University and National Gallery of Art to Take over Corcoran Gallery of Art
    The Washington Post reports that D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Okun has approved the proposal of the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art to transfer its college to George Washington University and the bulk of its art collection to...
  • Aug 18

    Hospital Charity Care after the Affordable Care Act

    Hospital Charity Care after the Affordable Care Act
    In Hospitals Reassess Charity as Obamacare Options Become Available, the Washington Post reports that “hospitals are rethinking their charity programs, with some scaling back help for those who could have signed up for coverage but…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 15

    The Market For “Charlatans”

    The Market For “Charlatans”
    Alvaro Sandroni, At Least Do No Harm: The Use of Scarce Data, 6 Am. Econ. J.: Microecon. 1 (2014).Joshua C. TeitelbaumCorporate lawyers and their clients routinely hire experts to deliver probabilistic forecasts. For instance, they hire…
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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/
  • Aug 18

    Getting comfortable being uncomfortable – good for teachers as well as student

    Getting comfortable being uncomfortable – good for teachers as well as student
    Orientation for incoming 1L’s starts today! ASP’ers are prepped to welcome students to law school: introductory lessons are prepared; workshops are scheduled resource rooms are stocked with study aids. What else can we do? As we prepare…
  • Aug 17

    Law School Action Comics #5

    Law School Action Comics #5
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • Aug 16

    The Importance of Attitude for Law School Succe

    The Importance of Attitude for Law School Succe
    As the beginning of another school year approaches, I have been thinking about how a law student's success is so closely tied to the attitudes of the student. Here are some of my thoughts after observing law students through working...
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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/
  • Aug 14

    New book on persuasion

    New book on persuasion
    Linda Edwards has published a new book titled Readings in Persuasion: Briefs That Changed the World. As Lucille Jewell’s review of the book explains, it presents briefs from real cases, including Loving v. Virginia and Lawrence v. Texas,…
  • Aug 4

    Interview with Judge Richard Posner

    Interview with Judge Richard Posner
    The July ABA Journal contains an informative interview with Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit. Legal advocates will be interested in Judge Posner’s comment that judges “are not good at . . . preventing personal experiences of…
  • Aug 2

    Visit the New Website for Federal Legislation: Congress.gov

    Visit the New Website for Federal Legislation: Congress.gov
    The Law Library of Congress has a new website, Congress.gov. The new website makes it easier to search for information about federal legislation. It's pretty easy to use. Go on, have a look at www.congress.gov. It's pretty cool. And you're...
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