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Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

February 20th, 2015 (No Comments)

Gillian Brock (Harvard) & Hamish Russell (Toronto), Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals William Neil Brooks (York) & Kim Brooks (Dalhousie), The Supreme Court’s 2013 Tax Cases: Side-Stepping the Interesting, Important and Difficult Issues Paul Demere (Illinois), Michael Donohoe (illinois) & Petro Lisowsky (Illinois), The…

Tax Profs Remember Marvin Chirelstein

February 20th, 2015 (No Comments)

Following up my posts (here and here) on the February 16 death of Yale/Columbia tax legend Marvin Chirelstein: below the fold are remembrances of Marvin from these Tax Profs (and others): Joe Bankman (Stanford) Paul Caron (Pepperdine) Bill Clinton (Former U.S. President) Mark Cochran (St. Mary’s) Steve Cohen (Georgetown) Cliff…

Dan Markel’s Death Remains a Mystery Seven Months After Shooting

February 20th, 2015 (No Comments)

Tallahassee Democrat, Markel’s Death Remains a Mystery: Seven months after someone shot Florida State law professor Dan Markel in the garage of his Betton Hills home, the Tallahassee Police Department has yet to make an arrest or identify a suspect. It’s frustrating to those who knew the 41-year-old father of…

Chapman Symposium: Business Tax Reform

February 20th, 2015 (No Comments)

Symposium, Business Tax Reform: Emerging Issues in the Taxation of U.S. Entities, 18 Chap. L. Rev. 1-314 (2014): Edward D. Kleinbard (USC), Keynote Address: “Corporate Tax Reform, Business Tax Reform, or Capital Income Tax Reform?” 18 Chap. L. Rev. 1 (2014) Jordan M. Barry (San Diego), The Emerging Consensus for…

Nova Symposium: Transforming Legal Education

February 20th, 2015 (No Comments)

Symposium, Transforming Legal Education, 38 Nova L. Rev. 171-322 (2014): Steven I. Friedland (Elon), Introduction: Transforming Legal Education, 38 Nova L. Rev. 171 (2014) Andrea A Curcio (Georgia State), Teresa E. Ward (Georgia State) & Nisha Dogra (Leicester), A Survey Instrument to Develop, Tailor, and Help Measure Law Student Cultural…

The IRS Scandal, Day 652

February 20th, 2015 (No Comments)

The Daily Mail, Longtime Presidential Adviser David Axelrod Claims ‘There Hasn’t Been a Major Scandal’ in the Obama White House – And Draws a Mix of Applause and Laughter: Longtime Obama administration political insider David Axelrod claimed on Monday that the Obama administration hasn’t been tainted by a smidgen of…

W&L Law School Permanently Reduces 1L Class to 100 (Down 47% From 2012), Eliminates 6 Faculty and 6 Staff Positions, Cuts or Freezes All Faculty Salaries, and Invades Corpus of Endowment

February 19th, 2015 (No Comments)

Washington & Lee School of Law Strategic Transition Plan: n response to the changes in the legal profession and legal education nationally, Washington and Lee’s School of Law has adopted a proactive approach to stabilize the school’s enrollment and financial structure without sacrificing its special strengths. The University’s senior administration,…

Gamage Presents Analyzing the Optimal Choice of Tax Instruments Today at Northwestern

February 19th, 2015 (No Comments)

David Gamage (UC-Berkeley) presents Analyzing the Optimal Choice of Tax Instruments: The Case for Levying (all of) Labor-Income Taxes, Value-Added Taxes, Capital-Income Taxes, and Wealth Taxes, 68 Tax L. Rev. ___ (2014), at Northwestern yesterday as part of its Tax Colloquium Series hosted by Lawrence Zelenak: Economics-oriented analyses of tax…

Winer Presents The Tension Between Tax Design and the Political Economy of Taxation Today at UCLA

February 19th, 2015 (No Comments)

Stanley Winer (Carleton University) presents On the Tension Between Tax Design and the Political Economy of Taxation at UCLA today as part of its Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance hosted by Jason Oh and Alexander Wu: Background paper: Wealth Transfer Taxation: An Empirical Investigation, 21 Int’l Tax &…

Council of Economic Advisers: Business Tax Reform and Economic Growth

February 19th, 2015 (No Comments)

White House, Economic Report of the President (Together With the Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers (Feb. 2015) (419 pages): Chapter 5, Business Tax Reform and Economic Growth (39 pages): This chapter reviews the role of productivity in long-run growth and summarizes the international context for business tax…

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