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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/
  • Feb 27

    When Tax Revenues Are Better Than Expected But Less Than Required

    When Tax Revenues Are Better Than Expected But Less Than Required
    The so-called Philadelphia “soda tax,” which taxes more than soda but not everything containing sugar, continues to pose problems. For almost ten years I have commented on this well-intended but awfully-designed attempt to improve…
  • Feb 24

    Ignorance in the Face of Fact

    Ignorance in the Face of Fact
    A recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California reveals how the spread of misinformation through social media has contributed to the inability of Americans to distinguish fact from fiction. The survey asked people in California…
  • Feb 22

    Can Your Girlfriend’s Child Be Your Dependent?

    Can Your Girlfriend’s Child Be Your Dependent?
    Is it possible for the child of a taxpayer’s girlfriend, or boyfriend, to be the taxpayer’s dependent? Though one’s first reaction might be to say no, the answer is yes. How can that be? One answer can be found in a recent…
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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/
  • Feb 26

    What to Consider Before Starting a Firm

    What to Consider Before Starting a Firm
    From the Texas Bar Journal, here is advice from Dirk Jordan, a veteran solo practitioner. The headings read: What to Ask Before You Start Entity Choice Whom will you practice with? Office location Finances Technology And some final practice…
  • Feb 25

    The Uberization of Legal Services?

    The Uberization of Legal Services?
    From the Wisconsin Lawyer (excerpts): The legal services market has not been immune from “uberization.”1 In economic terms, uberize means “to modify a market or economic model by the introduction of a cheap and efficient alternative”2…
  • Feb 24

    Responding to a Trump Attack: A Law Firm’s Guideline

    Responding to a Trump Attack: A Law Firm’s Guideline
    The prestigious New York firm of Cleary Gottlieb has issued a five page memo on how its clients should respond to a social media attack, clearly focusing on a Trump Twitter attack. The advice is very lawyer-like—full or pros and...
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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/
  • Feb 24

    Does the Supreme Court Understand Patent Law?

    Does the Supreme Court Understand Patent Law?
    It's been a busy semester, but I thought I would note briefly a provocative essay that just came across my feed by Greg Reilly (Chicago Kent): How Can the Supreme Court Not "Understand" Patent Law? The abstract is here:The Supreme Court does…
  • Jan 11

    IP Fellowship Opportunities at Harvard and Yale

    IP Fellowship Opportunities at Harvard and Yale
    According to the 2016 self-reported entry-level hiring report, 66 out of 83 (about 80%) new tenure-track law faculty had a fellowship, and this percentage has risen over time. I think this is primarily because fellowships give you time to…
  • Jan 10

    IP and Federalism: An Expanding Field

    IP and Federalism: An Expanding Field
    Thanks to those of you who attended the "Intellectual Property & Federalism" panel at AALS, moderated by Jennifer Rothman and organized by Joe Miller. I truly enjoyed each of the presentations of my fellow panelists: Guy Rub, Brian Frye,…
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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/
  • Feb 15

    Now, about those other dams...

    Now, about those other dams...
    For several recent days, the eyes of the nation were on the Oroville Dam in Northern California. A rainstorm atop heavy snowpack threatened to overfill Lake Oroville, and the outflows began to erode the dam’s primary spillway. Dam managers…
  • Feb 8

    "2-for-1" Marketing Ploy is Bad Policy

    "2-for-1" Marketing Ploy is Bad Policy
    By: Lesley McAllister I’ve been thinking about the ridiculous Executive Order, signed last week, calling for two regulations to be “identified for elimination” for every new one proposed. Trump's so-called "2-for-1" EO. Amidst…
  • Feb 6

    Lesley McAllister, David Takacs, and some Moments to Celebrate

    Lesley McAllister, David Takacs, and some Moments to Celebrate
    For the most part, the past few weeks have not been uplifting. But I’ve been to a few inspiring events, both involving my fellow professors. The first was a festschrift for Lesley McAllister, a law professor at UC Davis and...
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