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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/
  • May 27

    Sneaky Ways to Improve Student Evaluation

    Sneaky Ways to Improve Student Evaluation
    —Hand out evaluation forms when the most irascible student in class is absent. —Be sure that the only assignment you give right before the evaluation is a low-stakes one. “Have them write an easy paper where they can talk about...
  • May 27

    The top five mistakes to avoid on the bar exam

    The top five mistakes to avoid on the bar exam
    These tips come to us from the BarWrite Blog: Mistake Number 1: Rushing through reading the interrogatories [the "call of the question"] and the facts. Mistake Number 2: Stating your conclusions without showing your reasoning.…
  • May 26

    How to Teach Law Students Metacognitive Skill

    How to Teach Law Students Metacognitive Skill
    Yesterday, I featured an empirical study by Cheryl B. Preston, Penee W. Stewart, and Louise R. Moulding on incoming law students metacognitive skills. (Teaching 'Thinking Like a Lawyer': Metacognition and Law Students) Today, I will…
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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/
  • May 27

    When Arguing Tax Policy, Don’t Let Simplistic Inaccuracies Overshadow Strong But Complicated Argument

    When Arguing Tax Policy, Don’t Let Simplistic Inaccuracies Overshadow Strong But Complicated Argument
    An image making the rounds on facebook has this to offer about federal taxation:Government Handouts That the Rich Get, But Fox “News” Will Never Mention:1. Mortgage interest deductions for big houses and second homes2. The yacht…
  • May 25

    Between Theory and Reality is the (Tax) Test

    Between Theory and Reality is the (Tax) Test
    No, I’m not referring to the tax exams that stand between a student’s coursework and practice experience. What has been pulled from the back burner of this blog is something I’ve discussed many times, though not recently.…
  • May 22

    Doing Arithmetic: An Insight into Tax Policy Conundrum

    Doing Arithmetic: An Insight into Tax Policy Conundrum
    Sometimes, in trying to help people understand the facts beneath tax policy issues, I wonder why many have difficulty grasping the essentials, and thus being misled or even duped by the sound bit and buzz phrases tossed about by politicians…
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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/
  • May 23

    The Waters of the United States Rule, Congress, and "Washington bureaucrats"

    The Waters of the United States Rule, Congress, and "Washington bureaucrats"
    Perhaps as soon as this week, according to media reports, the Army Corps of Engineers and EPA will release a final "Waters of the United States" rule clarifying the scope of federal regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.…
  • May 20

    Legal Services and the Farm

    Legal Services and the Farm
    In recent years, Maine, like many other states, has seen a resurgence of interest in farming. A new generation of farmers is starting up small, diversified farms, and they are supplying a growing number of farmers’ markets and farm-to-table…
  • May 2

    Pace Future Environmental Law Professors' conference

    Pace Future Environmental Law Professors' conference
    Last year, Pace started a new conference designed to help aspiring environmental law professors prepare for the job market. This year, the Pace faculty are doing it again. The announcement is below. If you're seriously thinking about going on…
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