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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/
Rank this Week: 428

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/
  • Sep 1

    Goodbye to Lesley

    Goodbye to Lesley
    Earlier this week, Lesley McAllister, who taught environmental law at the University of San Diego and then at UC Davis, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Among the many accomplishments of Lesley's too-short career was playing a…
  • Aug 29

    Schools searching for environmental law professor

    Schools searching for environmental law professor
    Several law schools are looking to hire environmental law professors this year. So I've put together a list of openings. The text below is pasted from position announcements if I have them, though I have not always pasted the whole...
  • Aug 21

    Call for Papers - University of Washington EJ Symposium

    Call for Papers - University of Washington EJ Symposium
    The Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (WJELP) invites submissions for papers and speakers for a symposium this winter, focused on environmental justice and the law. Submitted papers should center around how the law…
Rank this Week: 561

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/
  • Sep 25

    What can we learn from variation in patent examiner leniency?

    What can we learn from variation in patent examiner leniency?
    Studying the effect of granting vs. rejecting a given patent application can reveal little about the ex ante patent incentive (since ex ante decisions were already made), but it can say a lot about the ex post effect of patents on things like…
  • Sep 18

    Tattoos, Architecture, and Copyright

    Tattoos, Architecture, and Copyright
    In my IP seminar, I ask students to pick an article to present in class for a critical style and substance review. This year, one of my students picked an article about copyright and tattoos, a very live issue. The article was decent enough,…
  • Sep 18

    Barton Beebe: Bleistein and the Problem of Aesthetic Progress in American Copyright Law

    Barton Beebe: Bleistein and the Problem of Aesthetic Progress in American Copyright Law
    Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., is a well-known early twentieth century copyright decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. In his opinion for the majority, Justice Holmes is taken to have articulated two central propositions…
Rank this Week: 1931

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/
  • Sep 25

    Internal Revenue Code Sections and Subsection

    Internal Revenue Code Sections and Subsection
    My eyebrows were raised by a recent post from the online magazine of the National Society of Accountants. What I read distressed me.The title of the post, IRS Revenue Code Section 280: A Tax Potpourri, was yet another example of the idiocy of…
  • Sep 22

    One of the Reasons Tax Law Is Complicated

    One of the Reasons Tax Law Is Complicated
    The supply of television court shows seems endless. So, too, is the stream of television court shows that touch on tax issues. There’s no question that these shows have supplied inspiration for a long line of my commentaries, starting…
  • Sep 20

    Reverse Tax Logic

    Reverse Tax Logic
    According to this report, the chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity suggested that “when burdens like poll taxes and literacy tests were imposed on citizens and registering often required a trip to the…
Rank this Week: 1023