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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/
  • Mar 26

    "Closing the 'Gap': Novice Criminal Attorneys' Perceptions on Law School Learning Experiences"

    "Closing the 'Gap': Novice Criminal Attorneys' Perceptions on Law School Learning Experiences"
    This is an article from a few years ago that was recently posted to SSRN by Professors Bryan Taylor (Concordia and Idaho) and Mary Gardiner (Idaho). It's also available at 13 T.M. Cooley J. Prac. & Clinical L. 397 (2011)....
  • Mar 25

    20 Ways to Keep $$ Safe While Traveling

    20 Ways to Keep $$ Safe While Traveling
    With summer approaching, many of our readers are planning to travel. From the Trust Advisor blog, here are twenty useful tips on protecting yourself financially (here). (ljs)
  • Mar 24

    California is considering Limited Licensed Legal Technician

    California is considering Limited Licensed Legal Technician
    Following the lead of Washington state, the State Bar of California has just posted for public comment a proposal to do that same thing in that state. Both Robert Ambrogi's LawSites blog and the ABA Journal blog have the report....
Rank this Week: 4346

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/
  • Mar 25

    When Social Security Benefits Aren’t Social Security Benefits: When They Meet Tax

    When Social Security Benefits Aren’t Social Security Benefits: When They Meet Tax
    A recent case, McCarthy v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2015-50, illustrates why it is easy to become confused when retirement plan benefits, social security benefits, and tax law meet up at a three-way intersection.The taxpayers are a married couple.…
  • Mar 23

    Tax Credit for Purchasing a Residence Requires a Purchase

    Tax Credit for Purchasing a Residence Requires a Purchase
    A recent case, Pittman v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2015-44, hammers home the point that a taxpayer is not entitled to claim the credit for purchasing a home for the first time if the taxpayer does not purchase a home. It seems a simple proposition,…
  • Mar 20

    Moving to Prison? Let the IRS Know Unless It Helped Put You There

    Moving to Prison? Let the IRS Know Unless It Helped Put You There
    Last week, in Moving? Let the IRS Know, I explained why it is important for taxpayers to keep the IRS informed of changes in address. Because the IRS generally is permitted to send deficiency notices to the address on the taxpayer’s…
Rank this Week: 463

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/
  • Mar 17

    Ninth Circuit Upholds EPA Approval of South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 317

    Ninth Circuit Upholds EPA Approval of South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 317
    On March 11, a panel of the Ninth Circuit (Schroeder, Silverman, Garbis (by designation)) issued a decision in NRDC v. EPA. In 2011, the South Coast Air Quality Management District adopted Rule 317, which imposes fees on certain programs…
  • Mar 17

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Seaman’s Manslaughter Charges Against BP Employee

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Seaman’s Manslaughter Charges Against BP Employee
    On March 11, a panel of the Fifth Circuit (Higginbotham, Jones, Prado) issued a decision in United States v. Kaluza, a criminal prosecution arising out of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert Kaluza and...
  • Mar 12

    The Advisory Concurrence

    The Advisory Concurrence
    On Monday, the Supreme Court decided Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association, a case in which all the fun is in the concurrences. The Court’s opinion, written with efficiency and clarity by Justice Sotomayor, disposes of the Paralyzed…
Rank this Week: 301