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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/
  • Apr 6

    An Administrative Law Practicum

    An Administrative Law Practicum
    Over the last few years, many law schools have introduced a legislation and regulation course into the 1L curriculum. This is a very positive trend, and one I’m glad to be part of. But it does create some curricular challenges....
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 304

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 24

    An Failure-to-Immunize Tax?

    An Failure-to-Immunize Tax?
    An economist, Mark Pauly, has presented an interesting tax proposal aimed at offsetting the costs imposed on society by parents who refuse immunizations for their children. By his own admission, it’s not a new idea. In 1905,…
  • Apr 22

    An Immoral Tax?

    An Immoral Tax?
    Let’s talk about taxes and immorality. Usually, that connection arises when debates are underway with respect to taxes on alcohol or tobacco. But it has now been extended to include debate over the federal estate tax. Though opponents…
  • Apr 20

    Another Tax Simplification Idea

    Another Tax Simplification Idea
    According to this recent article, Philadelphia’s City Controller has determined that many real estate agents doing business in Philadelphia do not have a city business license or a city tax account. The controller estimates almost…
Rank this Week: 471

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 26

    Teaching Our New Student Body

    Teaching Our New Student Body
    Many law schools are encountering students with lower LSAT scores and G.P.A.s. This new student body may require a rethinking of teaching methods and curriculum. Over at Best Practices for Legal Education (April 16) Professor Margaret Moore…
  • Apr 25

    "Deals or No Deals: Integrating Transactional Skills in the First Year Curriculum"

    "Deals or No Deals: Integrating Transactional Skills in the First Year Curriculum"
    This is a new article by Professor Lynnise Pantin (New York Law School) and available at 41 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 61 (2014). From the introduction: In the wake of criticism of legal education from both outside the academy and...
  • Apr 25

    How Yoda Speaks English

    How Yoda Speaks English
    With a new Star Wars movie on the horizon, we might return to our fascination with Yoda-talk. As a posting on Grammar Girl points out: Clearly Yoda is communicating using English words, and we understand what he means, so in...
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