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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/
  • Aug 4

    Interesting Course at UVA

    Interesting Course at UVA
    Law schools need to offer more courses like this one. Common Law I COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course we explore the kinds of arguments made by lawyers in contested cases. In each class session, a fact pattern and relevant precedents...
  • Aug 3

    ABA accreditation committee also rejects paid law school externships for credit and repeals rule permitting admission of non-LSAT applicant

    ABA accreditation committee also rejects paid law school externships for credit and repeals rule permitting admission of non-LSAT applicant
    Following up on yesterday's post about the ABA's rule change on how law schools report subsidized student jobs, the Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar also rejected a pending proposal to allow paid student externships for…
  • Aug 3

    What Are PreLaws Worried About?

    What Are PreLaws Worried About?
    According to a Kaplan survey, of preLaws, it’s not fitting in socially. Grades and Work/Life Balance are at the top of their lists. Here is a summary of the study: Achieving High Grades: Understanding how academically intense the 1L…
Rank this Week: 1899

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/
  • Aug 3

    Do Sales Tax Holidays Make Sense?

    Do Sales Tax Holidays Make Sense?
    As mentioned in several reports, including this one, the state of Massachusetts has set up another sales tax holiday. Under the terms of the provision, for a two-day period, sales taxes will not be imposed on sales of items costing $2,500 or…
  • Jul 31

    Another Problem with Targeted Tax Credit

    Another Problem with Targeted Tax Credit
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I object to using the tax law to accomplish what can and should be accomplished, if at all, through other means. It ought not be the task of the IRS or a state revenue department to administer the health law,…
  • Jul 29

    Changing the Look of Tax Form

    Changing the Look of Tax Form
    A reader pointed me in the direction of a three-year-old paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America in the category of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, and also available here.…
Rank this Week: 2131

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 26

    The Bionic Earth - Tipping Toward Biological or Mechanical?

    The Bionic Earth - Tipping Toward Biological or Mechanical?
    This month NASA released a new photo of Earth, taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite. The satellite was launched in February, 2015 and actually orbits the Earth at a distance 4 times further out than the orbit of...
  • Jul 25

    D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA Hexavalent Chromium Rule

    D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA Hexavalent Chromium Rule
    On July 21, the D.C. Circuit (Griffith, Pillard, Williams) issued a decision in National Association for Surface Finishing v. EPA. Both industry and environmental petitioners filed petitions for review challenging a 2012 EPA regulation…
  • Jul 21

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Environmental Group Falls Outside of Zone of Interests of NEPA and the Clean Water Act

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Environmental Group Falls Outside of Zone of Interests of NEPA and the Clean Water Act
    On July 21, the D.C. Circuit (Rogers (dissenting in part), Brown, Ginsburg) issued a decision in Gunpowder Riverkeeper v. FERC. Gunpowder Riverkeeper, an environmental organization, filed a petition for review challenging FERC’s decision to…
Rank this Week: 2499