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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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 14

    The Supreme Court Flunks Again

    The Supreme Court Flunks Again
    John H. Langbein, Destructive Federal Preemption of State Wealth Transfer Law in Beneficiary Designation Cases: Hillman Doubles Down on Egelhoff, Vand. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Tom GallanisNearly twenty-five years ago,…
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Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

By Professor Rebecca Flanagan, Assistant Dean Amy Jarmon and Professor Daniel Weddle.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Apr 17

    CAll for Papers for the AALS Section on Academic Support

    CAll for Papers for the AALS Section on Academic Support
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Academic Support January 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. ASP a Roadmap at the Crossroad: How Academic Support Will Meet Today’s Varied Challenges This year, the Academic Support Program Committee…
  • Apr 16

    Search and Destroy

    Search and Destroy
    As we get closer to finals, a lot of poor-performing students are struggling with outline and exam structure. At South Carolina, the second semester for First Years is made up of Con Law, Civ Pro, and Property, and all three...
  • Apr 15

    Job Posting: Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, Cal Western

    Job Posting: Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, Cal Western
    Our dear friend Marilyn Scheininger is retiring. Her position at CalWestern is opening up. Please be sure to wish Marilyn well on her journeys; she has been a wonderful friend and colleague to so many people in ASP, and her...
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Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

By Professors Nancy Soonpaa, Sue Liemer, Coleen M. Barger and Mark E. Wojcik.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • 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…
  • Apr 12

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing

    Bad thinking leads to bad writing
    In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article titled "Bad Writing and Bad Thinking," author Rachel Toor argues that some problems with students’ writing arise from their belief that they must write like others in their…
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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 17

    Is Inheritance an Initiative Sucker ?

    Is Inheritance an Initiative Sucker ?
    CNN host Anderson Cooper, does not believe in inheriting money because “I think it’s an initiative sucker. I think it’s a curse.” Despite his wealth, his feelings towards inheritances are not unique. According to the Insured…
  • Apr 17

    Tax Refunds Confiscated to Pay Off Parents’ Debt

    Tax Refunds Confiscated to Pay Off Parents’ Debt
    Many taxpayers are finding out that their tax refund checks have been intercepted by the U.S. Government to pay very old Social Security debts that they were unaware of owing. Due to the farm bill passed three years ago, there...
  • Apr 16

    Changes in Irrevocable Trust

    Changes in Irrevocable Trust
    In recent years, many states have been updating their trust laws, thus providing new and simplified techniques to help trustees fare with challenges of administering irrevocable trusts. The following two techniques can assist advisors in…
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