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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 5

    Two Law Schools Will Not Require the LSAT

    Two Law Schools Will Not Require the LSAT
    According to BloombergBusiness, the University of Iowa Law School and the SUNY Buffalo Law School will admit students based on their grade point averages and other standardized tests: [Buffalo Dean James Gardner] acknowledges, however, that…
  • Mar 4

    Are Oral Contracts Enforceable? Lady Gaga

    Are Oral Contracts Enforceable? Lady Gaga
    Of course the answer is yes (subject to the Statute of Frauds), but how often do they deal with millions of dollars? When the plaintiff brought Stefani Germanotta (Lady G) to the defendant producer, they agreed orally to a sharing...
  • Mar 4

    Qatar to launch U.S.-style 3 year JD program with help from Harvard and Northwestern

    Qatar to launch U.S.-style 3 year JD program with help from Harvard and Northwestern
    This will be the first U.S.-style law school in the middle east. This "cutting edge" JD program will open in Fall, 2015. The National Law Journal has coverage here (subscr. req.). The following is Northwestern's press release: Hamad…
Rank this Week: 1123

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 4

    ABA Student Writing Competition

    ABA Student Writing Competition
    The ABA Section on Environmental, Energy, and Resources just announced a student writing competition. Here's the blurb, with details about where to submit and what you can win: The Alternative Dispute Committee is pleased to announce the 2015…
  • Feb 24

    Dams, Environmental Trading Systems, and the Future of Hydropower

    Dams, Environmental Trading Systems, and the Future of Hydropower
    Several months ago, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz made waves with a bold prediction: the United States could double its hydropower capacity by 2030. And that doubling, the Department of Energy argues, could be sustainable. If that…
  • Feb 24

    D.C. Circuit Rejects Challenge to FERC Order Approving Cost Pooling Agreement for Trans Alaska Pipeline

    D.C. Circuit Rejects Challenge to FERC Order Approving Cost Pooling Agreement for Trans Alaska Pipeline
    On February 20, the D.C. Circuit (Griffith, Kavanaugh, Wilkins) issued a decision in Tesoro Alaska Co. v. FERC. Tesoro Alaska and Anadarko Petroleum ship oil on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System between points within Alaska. In 2013, FERC…
Rank this Week: 2215

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 4

    It’s Not Your Principal Residence If You’ve Never Lived There

    It’s Not Your Principal Residence If You’ve Never Lived There
    A recent case, Villegas v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2015-33, demonstrates a very basic principle applicable to the section 121 exclusion from gross income of gain from the sale of a principal residence. A residence is not a principle residence if the…
  • Mar 2

    Tax Revenue and Structural Deficit

    Tax Revenue and Structural Deficit
    As mentioned in this article, Pennsylvania faces a deficit of $2.3 billion in its budget. The deficit is structural, that is, it reflects revenues and spending that persist from year to year. There are only two ways to eliminate structural…
  • Feb 27

    Testing Tax Knowledge

    Testing Tax Knowledge
    According to a report on a recent NerdWallet survey, “[m]ost American adults get an ‘F’ in understanding income tax basics.” The survey posed 10 questions to 1,015 people. The average score was 51 percent.Readers of…
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