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Lawsky Presents Statutory Reasoning at Northwestern

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Sarah B. Lawsky (UC–Irvine) presented Statutory Reasoning at Northwestern yesterday as part of its Tax Colloquium Series hosted by Lawrence Zelenak: Sarah Lawsky examines the structure of statutory reasoning after ambiguities are resolved and the meaning of the statute’s terms established. For statutory reasoning is not best understood as merely…

Weekly Tax Roundup

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Bloomberg, More Female Executives Means Less Tax Evasion, Study Finds Bloomberg, Say Sayonara, and Then Pay Up: Japan to Impose Exit Tax — Hitting the Wealthy When They Leave Bloomberg BNA Federal Tax Blog, High Times: IRS Guidance and M&A in the Pot Economy Conversable Economist, Opting Out of the…

William Mitchell and Hamline Law Schools to Merge Amidst Enrollment Declines

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William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law have signed a merger agreement to create Mitchell|Hamline School of Law, which will be located primarily on William Mitchell’s existing campus. Hamline Press Release William Mitchell Press Release Mitchell | Hamline School of Law Website Press and blogosphere coverage:…

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

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Above the Law, After Law School: Balancing Student Loans with Retirement Saving Above the Law, Implicit Bias: The Silent Killer Of Diversity In The Legal Profession The Atlantic, Stripping a Professor of Tenure Over a Blog Post David Barnhizer (Cleveland State), Clinics, Skills, Employment and the Education of ‘Young Ministers…

Weekly Student Tax Note Roundup

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Nicholas Carey (J.D. 2014, Rutgers), Note, Taxing E-commerce: An Abundance of Constraints, 40 Rutgers Computer & Tech. L.J. 156 (2014) Christian Schmed (J.D. 2014, Villanova), Comment, Official Timeout on the Field: Critics Have Thrown a Red Flag and are Challenging the NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status, Calling for It to Be Revoked,…

The 50 Law Schools Whose Students Outperform on the Bar Exam

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Best Schools For Bar Examination, National Jurist (Feb. 2015): LSAT scores are designed, in part, to predict success on the bar exam. But 33 schools excel above and beyond what their LSAT scores predict. How are these schools bucking the odds? … [W]hich schools are adding the most value to…

NY Times: Law Schools Deploy ‘Business Boot Camps’ to Better Equip Students for Today’s Job Market

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New York Times, Law Students Leave Torts Behind (for a Bit) and Tackle Accounting: A group of 170 Brooklyn Law School students cut short their winter break and headed back to campus in January for an intensive three-day training session. But not in the law. Instead, they spent the “boot…

Tahk: The Tax War on Poverty

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Susannah Camic Tahk (Wisconsin), The Tax War on Poverty, 56 Ariz. L. Rev. 791 (2014): In recent years, the war on poverty has moved in large part into the tax code. Scholarship has started to note that the tax laws, which once exacerbated the problem of poverty, have become increasingly…

Robinson: Skin in the Game — Invisible Taxpayers, Invisible Citizens?

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Mildred Robinson (Virginia), Skin in the Game: Invisible Taxpayers, Invisible Citizens?, 59 Vill. L. Rev.729 (2014): This essay was the basis for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture at the Villanova University School of Law on January 27, 2014. It examines economic justice from a tax perspective….

The IRS Scandal, Day 645

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U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Press Release, Chairman Asks IRS Commissioner Questions Raised by New Lerner E-mail Information: Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) wrote to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Tuesday with questions raised by new information that has emerged about missing e-mails from former IRS official Lois…

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