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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 28

    We Need the Oxford Comma

    We Need the Oxford Comma
    What is the Oxford comma? An article in The Guardian (here) explains: The Oxford comma is used before the words “and” or “or” in a list of three or more things. Also known as the serial comma, its aficionados say...
  • Mar 28

    Opposition to Proposed Elimination of Rule Requiring Full-Time Faculty to Teach at Least Half of Every Law School’s Upper-Level Course

    Opposition to Proposed Elimination of Rule Requiring Full-Time Faculty to Teach at Least Half of Every Law School’s Upper-Level Course
    "The American Bar Association is considering deep-sixing a rule requiring full-time faculty to teach at least half of every law school’s upper-level courses—a proposal likely to ruffle the feathers of professors who fear it would…
  • Mar 27

    "Judging Ordinary Meaning"

    "Judging Ordinary Meaning"
    This is a new article recently posted on SSRN describing potential legal skills for new lawyers that involve new tools and big data in the realm of statutory interpretation. It is authored by Associate Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme...
Rank this Week: 78

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 29

    Tax Deduction for Donating Clothing

    Tax Deduction for Donating Clothing
    A recent United States Tax Court case, Gaines v. Comr., T.C. Summ. Op. 2017-15, provides some insight into claiming a charitable contribution deduction for donating clothing to a charity. The taxpayers were a married couple, but the issues…
  • Mar 27

    When Tax Revenues Continue to Be Less Than Required

    When Tax Revenues Continue to Be Less Than Required
    The Philadelphia soda tax remains controversial, and hasn’t started off very well. The controversy has accompanied it since its proposal, as I’ve described in posts such as What Sort of Tax?, The Return of the Soda Tax Proposal,…
  • Mar 24

    What Sort of Tax or Fee Will Hawaii Use to Fix Its Highways?

    What Sort of Tax or Fee Will Hawaii Use to Fix Its Highways?
    Hawaii has a problem. According to this report, its State Highway Fund is $100 million short of what is needed to keep its highways in functional condition. Of course, Hawaii is not alone when it comes to highway funding. Almost every state…
Rank this Week: 2226

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/
  • Mar 25

    Dan Brean and Bryan Clark: Casting Aspersions in Patent Trial

    Dan Brean and Bryan Clark: Casting Aspersions in Patent Trial
    There are two main bases for rectifying misconduct in a patent case. First, a prevailing patentee can collect treble damages from a willful infringer. Second, on the flip side, a prevailing patent infringement defendant can force the patentee…
  • Mar 24

    Patent Exhaustion Policy Tradeoffs in the Impression v. Lexmark Oral Argument

    Patent Exhaustion Policy Tradeoffs in the Impression v. Lexmark Oral Argument
    Rather than grappling with the hard economic policy issues that patent exhaustion presents, the Justices were surprisingly quiet during Tuesday's oral argument in Impression v. Lexmark. I've previously discussed the Federal Circuit decision…
  • Mar 3

    Copyright Survive

    Copyright Survive
    When I teach ProCD in my internet law class, I make two primary points. First, the case can't possible be right. Judge Easterbrook mangles UCC law and how the battle of the forms works. Second, the case can't possibly be wrong: companies have…
Rank this Week: 1767

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 13

    The Puzzle of California’s Climate Leadership

    The Puzzle of California’s Climate Leadership
    By: Lesley McAllister Last Friday, UC Davis School of Law’s Environmental Law Society and the Environs journal held their 2017 Symposium, The Future of Climate Change Law & Policy: View to 2030. It was an excellent event, with many…
  • Mar 10

    Implications of the Ninth Circuit’s Agua Caliente Decision

    Implications of the Ninth Circuit’s Agua Caliente Decision
    On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals released an important decision in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. United States. The decision addressed whether the Agua Caliente Tribe, which has a reservation in southern…
  • Mar 2

    Myths, Realities, and the Clean Water Rule Controversy

    Myths, Realities, and the Clean Water Rule Controversy
    On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order directing EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to begin work on a new rule defining the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. The rule, if and when it...
Rank this Week: 2297