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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 23

    Tax Breaks You Should Know About If You Are Caring for Elderly Parent

    Tax Breaks You Should Know About If You Are Caring for Elderly Parent
    Over 17 million Americans are actively caring for an elderly parent. Providing care for Mom or Dad is certainly a labor of love, but the labor aspect can become a financial and emotional strain. A study performed by the Urban...
  • Feb 23

    Upper-Income Taxpayers Can Benefit from the Standard Deduction: What You Need to Do Now

    Upper-Income Taxpayers Can Benefit from the Standard Deduction: What You Need to Do Now
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act raises the standard deduction for married couples to $24,000, $18,000 for those filing as head of household, and $12,000 for single taxpayers. For those taxpayers with mortgage interest deductions not exceeding…
  • Feb 22

    Prince's Heirs Worried Estate's Burning Cash Will Leave Them with Nothing

    Prince's Heirs Worried Estate's Burning Cash Will Leave Them with Nothing
    Prince’s heirs are growing concerned that they will be left with nothing once the estate is finally settled. Comerica is currently handling the estate's disposition and charges $125,000 per month for their services. Comerica has also hired…
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JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 23

    The Empirical Truth About Qualified Immunity

    The Empirical Truth About Qualified Immunity
    Joanna C. Schwartz, How Qualified Immunity Fails, 127 Yale L.J. 2 (2017). Howard M. Wasserman The critical scholarly narrative surrounding civil rights litigation is that the Supreme Court in the past decade has expanded the defense of…
  • Feb 22

    When Reading the Fine Print is Actually Worse for Consumers: The Case of Unenforceable Term

    When Reading the Fine Print is Actually Worse for Consumers: The Case of Unenforceable Term
    Meirav Furth-Matzkin, On the Unexpected Use of Unenforceable Contract Terms: Evidence From the Residential Rental Market, 9 J. Legal Analysis 1 (2017). Florencia Marotta-Wurgler While disclosure has been the preferred…
  • Feb 21

    Making Sense of Causation in Mixed Motives Case

    Making Sense of Causation in Mixed Motives Case
    Andrew Verstein, The Jurisprudence of Mixed Motives, 127 Yale L.J. (forthcoming), available at SSRN. Martin J. Katz To say that the law of causation in mixed motives cases is a mess would be an understatement, as Andrew Verstein highlights in…
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The Ginger Law Librarian

The Ginger Law Librarian

The Ginger Law Librarian discusses all things law libraries, legal research and writing, and law schools.

http://gingerlibrarian.blogspot.com
  • Feb 15

    Empirical Study Shows Algorithmic Bias in Library Discovery Layer

    Empirical Study Shows Algorithmic Bias in Library Discovery Layer
    Discussions surrounding algorithmic bias are fairly common. We've even seen discussion of algorithmic bias in library discovery tools. Most of this discussion, though, has been theoretical. In what is purportedly the first empirical…
  • Feb 1

    The Information Business; The People Busine

    The Information Business; The People Busine
    Law libraries are in the information business. To act as superior guides to this information, we must also be in the people business. We must be concerned with the people who seek our information. And we must be concerned with the people who…
  • Jan 24

    Law Librarian Status as Gender Equity Issue

    Law Librarian Status as Gender Equity Issue
    There's been much written about gender bias in legal writing and how legal writing instructors inhabit what is referred to as the "pink ghetto" of the legal academy (see, e.g., here, here, here, and here). The pink ghetto of the…
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Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Feb 16

    University of North Carolina is Hiring a Visitor

    University of North Carolina is Hiring a Visitor
    The University of North Carolina School of Law seeks to hire a full-time visiting clinical professor to teach in its six-credit, first-year Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy (“RRWA”) Program. The professor will teach two sections…
  • Feb 16

    Suffolk University Gives Tenure to Six Legal Writing Professor

    Suffolk University Gives Tenure to Six Legal Writing Professor
    Boom! The Suffolk University Board of Trustees approved tenure for six of its legal writing professors: Sabrina DeFabritiis, Shailini Jandial George, Rosa Kim, Samantha A. Moppett, Gabriel H. Teninbaum, and Kathleen Elliott Vinson. These are…
  • Feb 16

    Congratulations to Professor Elizabeth Usman at Belmont University

    Congratulations to Professor Elizabeth Usman at Belmont University
    Belmont University College of Law in Nashville Tennessee has granted tenure to Professor Elizabeth Usman, a professor of Legal Information and Communication. Professor Usman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature summa cum…
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The Reporter

The Reporter

Covers legal research. By the Texas Tech Law Library.

https://texastechlawlibrary.wordpress.com
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Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
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Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Feb 23

    Reminder SWCASP Registration for March 9th Workshop

    Reminder SWCASP Registration for March 9th Workshop
    The Southwest regional workshop at UNT Dallas is fast approaching! The agenda for the 6th annual SWCASP workshop is here: Download 6th Annual SWCASP Workshop. There is a dinner on the evening of March 8th and the program is being...
  • Feb 23

    Information on the April 13th New York Academic Support Workshop

    Information on the April 13th New York Academic Support Workshop
    Dear ASP friends, We are pleased to announce this year’s full-day NY Academic Support Workshop, to be held from 9:30 to 5:00 at Brooklyn Law School on Friday, April 13th. This will be an intimate gathering of academic support…
  • Feb 22

    The "Key" to Golden Success - Being "Super Chill?"

    The "Key" to Golden Success - Being "Super Chill?"
    As described by reporters Sara Germano and Ben Cohen, Norway might have a secret weapon in winning so many gold medals at the Winter Olympics in Korea this month, namely, being "super chill."…
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Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Nov 13

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA

    KY Governor-Elect Bevin and Health Care Federalism Post-ACA
    Matt Bevin will soon become Kentucky's Republican Governor, which has created consternation regarding his plans for discontinuing Kentucky's successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While on the campaign trail,…
  • Oct 30

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care

    News from the AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care
    The AALS Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care has issued a call for nominations for section officers. The Section would like to encourage anyone who is a faculty member at an AALS member school to apply. The Section is...
  • Aug 15

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    A Very Special 'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    By Nicolas Terry TWIHL presents its first Back to School Special. We asked some wonderful health lawyers what were the compelling additions to this Fall’s health law curriculum. The answers are diverse and fascinating. To hear their…
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