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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/
  • Sep 27

    Agencies, Judges, Deference, and Work

    Agencies, Judges, Deference, and Work
    Lately, judicial deference to agency decision-making is a hot topic (by administrative law standards, at least). Judges and law professors are always talking about deference, but the recent attack on Chevron deference, spearheaded by…
  • 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...
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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/
  • Oct 16

    Fool Us Once on Taxes, Shame on You, Fool Us Twice . . .

    Fool Us Once on Taxes, Shame on You, Fool Us Twice . . .
    Seven years ago, in Negotiating Tax Legislation: Lessons from Life, I opposed the attempts by those advocating tax cuts for the wealthy to extend the Bush tax cuts. Though the advocates of tax cuts for the wealthy claimed that the extension…
  • Oct 13

    Does the Taxation of Social Security Benefits Constitute Double Taxation?

    Does the Taxation of Social Security Benefits Constitute Double Taxation?
    A reader directed my attention to a Brenton Smith commentary addressing the taxation of social security benefits. Smith shared the thoughts of one of his readers, who brought to Smith’s attention a proposal to repeal the taxation of…
  • Oct 11

    When Claiming a Dependent Has Adverse Tax Consequences: A Follow-Up

    When Claiming a Dependent Has Adverse Tax Consequences: A Follow-Up
    A little more than a week ago, in When Claiming a Dependent Has Adverse Tax Consequences, I described the reasoning and outcome in Gibson v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2017-187. The taxpayers claimed their son as a dependent, and ended up having their…
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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/
  • Oct 16

    When to Use an Apostrophe: The Rule

    When to Use an Apostrophe: The Rule
    the summer of ’67 two weeks’ notice mind your p’s and q’s check their I.D.’s These examples illustrate the problem. In many cases, we may not be sure whether an apostrophe is called for. At WordRake, Gary Kinder spells out...
  • Oct 16

    Cognitive Biases and Persuasion

    Cognitive Biases and Persuasion
    I received a tweet this weekend from a colleague, Cathren Page, pointing out that knowledge of cognitive biases can be important to persuasion in legal writing. This is very true. Advertisers use cognitive biases to sell their products, and…
  • Oct 15

    Resurrecting ye olde library "treasure hunt" exercise to teach students the research skills employers demand

    Resurrecting ye olde library "treasure hunt" exercise to teach students the research skills employers demand
    In this recent article published in the Law Library Journal, Clinical Professor Nancy Vettorello (Michigan) proposes resurrecting an updated version of the old "treasure hunt" library exercise that we all used in the old days as a…
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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/
  • Oct 10

    The Case for a Patent Box with Strings Attached

    The Case for a Patent Box with Strings Attached
    [This post is co-authored with Daniel Hemel, an assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, and cross-posted at Whatever Source Derived.] Trump administration officials are hoping that their plan for steep…
  • Oct 10

    Patents and Vertical Integration: A Revised Theory of the Firm

    Patents and Vertical Integration: A Revised Theory of the Firm
    I'm a big fan of Peter Lee's work, and I'm a big fan of theory of the firm work. Imagine my joy upon seeing Prof. Lee's new article, forthcoming in Stanford Law Review, called: Innovation and the Firm: A New Synthesis. This article is a…
  • Oct 8

    Tejas Narechania: Is The Supreme Court Against "Patent Exceptionalism" Or In Favor of "Universality"?

    Tejas Narechania: Is The Supreme Court Against "Patent Exceptionalism" Or In Favor of "Universality"?
    Tejas Narechania's new paper, Certiorari, Universality, and a Patent Puzzle, forthcoming in Michigan Law Review argues that a major identifying factor for the Supreme Court's interest in patent cases is a field split: an area where a…
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