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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jul 24

    I'm back . . . with a new book recommendation on writing well.

    I'm back . . . with a new book recommendation on writing well.
    To all our loyal readers, a brief apology for my absence from blogging the past few months. Long story short, I was working as a visiting professor in the law department at the U.S. Air Force Academy, an absolutely tremendous...
  • Jul 24

    Fine Print in a Debt Collection Notice Doesn’t Violate the Statute

    Fine Print in a Debt Collection Notice Doesn’t Violate the Statute
    Recently, the Third Circuit ruled in favor of a debt collection agency using the devices that plain English advocates deplore. From the opinion: Alexandra Jewsevskyj brought a putative class action against Financial Recovery Services, Inc.…
  • Jul 24

    100 Beatles Songs in 11:28 Minute

    100 Beatles Songs in 11:28 Minute
    Off topic, but suitable for the slow summer days. Even the early songs are more complex than they initially may seem. Here. (ljs)
Rank this Week: 710

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Should Tax Increases Reflect Populist Sentiment?

    Should Tax Increases Reflect Populist Sentiment?
    True, polls aren’t necessarily accurate barometers, but a new poll from Bloomberg indicates more Americans favor an increase in the federal gasoline tax than oppose it. Among those who identify themselves as Republican, the edge is…
  • Jul 21

    Gross Income from Dating?

    Gross Income from Dating?
    A reader has added another television court show episode to the list of those on which I cannot help but comment. The list is getting longer, and includes posts such as Judge Judy and Tax Law, Judge Judy and Tax Law Part II, TV Judge Gets Tax…
  • Jul 19

    When “Taxpayer” Means “Taxpayer”

    When “Taxpayer” Means “Taxpayer”
    A recent Tax Court decision, Gregory v. Comr., 149 T.C. No. 2 (2017), provides an excellent, though long, primer on statutory interpretation and the relevance of legislative history. The issue in the case is easily stated. The taxpayers,…
Rank this Week: 2618

Written Description

Written Description

By Lisa Ouellette, Camilla Hrdy, and Michael Risch. Reviews recent news and scholarship on patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Liscow & Karpilow on Innovation Snowballing and Climate Law

    Liscow & Karpilow on Innovation Snowballing and Climate Law
    Patent scholars are often skeptical of the government "picking winners," but in Innovation Snowballing and Climate Law, Zach Liscow and Quentin Karpilow (Yale Law) argue that the government should target specific technologies to address…
  • Jul 13

    Judge Dyk on the Supreme Court and Patent Law, with Response

    Judge Dyk on the Supreme Court and Patent Law, with Response
    Judge Timothy Dyk of the Federal Circuit has long welcomed the Supreme Court's involvement in patent law—see, e.g., essays in 2008 and 2014. In a new Chicago-Kent symposium essay, he states that he "continue[s] to believe that Supreme…
  • Jul 3

    USPTO Economists on Patent Litigation Predictor

    USPTO Economists on Patent Litigation Predictor
    Alan Marco (USPTO Chief Economist) and Richard Miller (USPTO Senior Economist) have recently posted Patent Examination Quality and Litigation: Is There a Link?, which compares the characteristics of litigated patents with various matched…
Rank this Week: 1814

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Jul 12

    A Case Study Mini-Library

    A Case Study Mini-Library
    For years, I, like many other professors, have been using case studies in the classroom. Some of my favorites have come from the Stanford Law School case study series and from Harvard Law School's series of negotiation exercises (I've used...
  • Jul 11

    2017 Regulatory Takings Conference

    2017 Regulatory Takings Conference
    Professors Alexandra Klass (Minnesota Law) and John Echeverria (Vermont Law) will be co-hosting the 2017 Regulatory Takings Conference, to be held at the University of Minnesota Law School on October 6, 2017. Here is a link to the conference…
  • Jun 27

    Repeal First, Explain Later: The Trump Administration and the Clean Water Rule

    Repeal First, Explain Later: The Trump Administration and the Clean Water Rule
    EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers just released a proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule and to return to previous regulations. The Clean Water Rule (also known as the WOTUS Rule) would have clarified the scope of federal...
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