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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/
  • Apr 22

    10 Teachable Moments from Harry Potter

    10 Teachable Moments from Harry Potter
    From Education Week: We don't choose familial situations, but we can choose to make the most of what we are given. Harry clearly doesn't fit with the Dursleys' but they are his family and they only ones he has known....
  • Apr 21

    Admiral McRaven: Make Your Bed

    Admiral McRaven: Make Your Bed
    Climbing the best seller lists is Admiral William McRaven’s inspirational Make Your Bed. The book is based on a commencement speech he delivered at the University of Texas in which he offered life lessons he learned as a Navy Seal....
  • Apr 20

    The Importance of Formative Assessment for Improving Law Student Learning

    The Importance of Formative Assessment for Improving Law Student Learning
    Two interesting items came past my desk this morning. (Actually, past my computer screen.) The first one concerned the news that Whittier Law School will be closing. (This is very sad news for the students and faculty.) The other was...
Rank this Week: 254

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/
  • Apr 21

    A Well-Intentioned But Pragmatically Unwise Tax Filing Suggestion

    A Well-Intentioned But Pragmatically Unwise Tax Filing Suggestion
    When a reader sent me an email directing my attention to this commentary I knew immediately that it was a foolish proposition that begged for a response. How did I know? The headline told me, “Let’s Make Tax Day a Month…
  • Apr 19

    What Is It With Minnesota Professors and Taxes?

    What Is It With Minnesota Professors and Taxes?
    Six years ago, in Why Teaching Isn’t Just a Matter of What One Knows or Understands, and in a follow-up post four years later, Still Puzzled Four Years After Conviction to File Income Tax Returns, I wrote about the disappointing saga of…
  • Apr 17

    Proving Some Tax Evidence Is Not The Same as Proving All

    Proving Some Tax Evidence Is Not The Same as Proving All
    Sometimes it’s not enough to produce some evidence to support a taxpayer’s claim for an exclusion, deduction, or credit. Sometimes it’s not enough to produce what the taxpayer has or knows. Sometimes it is necessary to find…
Rank this Week: 916

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/
  • Apr 20

    Summer Reading for a soon-to-be Environmental Law Student

    Summer Reading for a soon-to-be Environmental Law Student
    At a recent admitted students event, a soon-to-be 1L with an interest in environmental law asked me what she should read this summer. I thought it was a good question, so I shared it with an environmental law professors’ listserve....
  • Apr 12

    Seven Reasons Why Gutting EPA is Bad for Busine

    Seven Reasons Why Gutting EPA is Bad for Busine
    The Trump Administration plans massive cuts to EPA’s budgets (the latest numbers suggest a cut of around thirty percent). For people who care about environmental quality, this is very alarming. But suppose you don’t personally value blue…
  • Apr 3

    Calling for a Constitutional Convention!

    Calling for a Constitutional Convention!
    By: Lesley McAllister When I teach environmental law, I dislike teaching the material dealing with constitutional law. I am thinking, for example, of the commerce clause cases challenging the constitutionality of the Endangered Species Act…
Rank this Week: 2589

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/
  • Apr 2

    Yelderman on Accuracy in the Patent System

    Yelderman on Accuracy in the Patent System
    When the USPTO is faced with a patent application of uncertain validity, which way should it err? How do the costs of erroneous patent grants compare with the costs of erroneous patent denials? Steve Yelderman provides an insightful new take…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2106