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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 31

    House Passes Charitable Giving Tax Break

    House Passes Charitable Giving Tax Break
    The “America Gives More Act of 2014” passed in the House earlier this month. If passed the act will extend the charitable IRA rollover and the enhanced conservation easement breaks which have expired. The act would also enact two new...
  • Jul 31

    University of Pittsburg seeks T&E Visitor

    University of Pittsburg seeks T&E Visitor
    The following announcment is a reposting from The Faculty Lounge (Al Brophy, July 30, 2014). The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for 2015-2016 visiting faculty positions. The positions would include teaching…
  • Jul 31

    Request for Your Support

    Request for Your Support
    Dear Reader, The American Bar Association is working on its list of the 100 best legal blogs. If you enjoy this blog, I would certainly appreciate your support by completing a very short "Friend-of-the-Blawg" form by following this…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Jul 28

    Grammar and Polish in the Wide World of Sport

    Grammar and Polish in the Wide World of Sport
    Two sports stories caught my attention this weekend: the Colorado Rockies gave out 15000 jerseys Saturday night despite the misspelled name on the back, and the plaque for new Hall-of-Famer Greg Maddux contains a grammatical error. The plaque…
  • Jul 26

    Are You Going to the AALS Meeting in DC this January? Take an Extra Day to See the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta!

    Are You Going to the AALS Meeting in DC this January? Take an Extra Day to See the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta!
    If you're going to Washington D.C. this January for the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, plan an extra day to stop by the Library of Congress which will have a special exhibit on the Magna Carta....
  • Jul 25

    Congress.gov

    Congress.gov
    The Law Library of Congress recently debuted a new website, Congress.gov. The new website makes it easier to search for information about federal legislation. Go on, have a look at www.congress.gov. It's pretty cool. (mew) Related articles…
Rank this Week: 375

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/
  • Jul 30

    Patterns and Practice

    Patterns and Practice
    Kim D. Chanbonpin, Truth Stories: Credibility Determination at the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, 45 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1085 (2014).Elizabeth DaleThese days, I think a lot about police torture. To be more precise, these days I…
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
  • Jul 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
Rank this Week: 430

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/
  • Jul 30

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Isn't Happy with EO but the Form 1023 EZ Isn't the Answer

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Isn't Happy with EO but the Form 1023 EZ Isn't the Answer
    On July 16, the National Taxpayer Advocate released its mid-year report to Congress. The IRS release is here and the report itself is here. Given all that has occurred in the last year in EO, I suppose it is not...
  • Jul 29

    Love from the ABA's The Tax Lawyer (x2!)

    Love from the ABA's The Tax Lawyer (x2!)
    The spring volume of the ABA Tax Section's scholarly journal, The Tax Lawyer (67 The Tax Lawyer 517(2014)), has not one BUT TWO articles on charitable tax issues: Reforming the Taxation of Exempt Organizations and Their Patrons by David S....
  • Jul 28

    Private Foundation investments have almost erased the impact of 2008

    Private Foundation investments have almost erased the impact of 2008
    The 2013 Common Fund/Council on Foundation study of private foundation investments is available here, and it's generally pretty good news. According to a summary article at Chronicle of Philanthropy, private foundation investments grew on…
Rank this Week: 537

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/
  • Jul 27

    Health Care Decisions in the New Era of Health Care Reform (North Carolina Law Review Symposium)

    Health Care Decisions in the New Era of Health Care Reform (North Carolina Law Review Symposium)
    HealthLawProf Blog is pleased to post the following introduction to a very interesting Symposium published by the North Carolina Law Review entitled "Health Care Decisions in the New Era of Health Care Reform:" Optimal decision…
  • Jul 26

    Thank You to June's Guest Blogger

    Thank You to June's Guest Blogger
    HealthLawProf Blog would like to thank our June guest bloggers Associate Dean and Professor Alicia Ouellette, Professor Erin Fuse Brown, Professor Seema Mohapatra, and Professor Wendy Mariner. Here is a short recap of their posts: Associate…
  • Jul 26

    Guest Blogger Professor Leslie E. Wolf: Lessons from the Facebook “Emotional Contagion” Experiment

    Guest Blogger Professor Leslie E. Wolf: Lessons from the Facebook “Emotional Contagion” Experiment
    Having spent a good part of my career focused on research ethics issues, I have read with interest the reports and fallout about Facebook’s “emotional contagion” experiment. It’s not often that you get an example of research gone awry…
Rank this Week: 659

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/
  • Jul 29

    Hello Summer!

    Hello Summer!
    The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only...
  • Jul 29

    Before Orientation Start

    Before Orientation Start
    There are only a few weeks left before orientation. Students are understandably anxious about what they can do to “get ready” for law school. One thing for students to think about is to take care of all the things they...
  • Jul 28

    Should Law Schools Teach Grammar?

    Should Law Schools Teach Grammar?
    Incoming 1L's are perusing booklists for their first year courses. In these courses, 1L's will set about the task of learning doctrine and learning to "think like lawyers." Should law students also be required to learn grammar? Many…
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