• September Law School Blog: Tuition Comes Due -- Panic

    The end of September is when Urbane’s tuition comes due. I had let the bill sit on my desk for weeks. For fall semester alone I owed $18,144, which included tuition, student health insurance, and the student recreation center fee. I would graduate owing more than $75,000. In my debt, I was not alone, Seventy-five percent of my class, those who had to borrow to finance their ed ...

  • Alan Dershowitz on Israel and Hamas

    Noted Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has a new book out, “Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel’s Just War Against Hamas,” a collection of essays that forcefully defend Israel’s actions against Hamas, both from before the most recent fighting (Part I) and since (Part II). The book also includes a long debate (about 15 percent of the book) between Dershowitz and John Dugar ...

    9 readers - Eugene Volokh/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • Makeup as the Killer App for 3D Printing?

      A woman named Grace Choi seems to have come up with a way to 3D print “lipstick, lip gloss, eye shadow, blush, nail polish, brow powder—pretty much everything except foundations and face power” at home. Her company, Mink, uses FDA approved inks (vegetable or edible). The goal is that a consumer could take a picture or using an online image of the makeup, the software would ma ...
      9 readers - Deven Desai/ Concurring Opinions
    • Harvard law professors: stand up to feds on campus-sex courts

      This is big: As members of the faculty of Harvard Law School, we write to voice our strong objections to the Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures imposed by the central university administration… Amid the clamor to provide fuller remedies to complainants who file sexual assault and harassment charges, the university is preparing to trample the interests of others: Harvard has adopted pr.
      7 readers - Walter Olson/ Overlawyered
    • William Howard Obama?

      From an interview at Coverage Opinions with leading constitutional law scholar Prof. Laurence Tribe (Harvard): Justice Barack Obama? President Obama will be only 55 years old when he leaves office. Even if he spends a few years after that earning money on the lecture circuit, he’ll still be young enough to be a Supreme Court pick.
      4 readers - Eugene Volokh/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • Unraveling Legal Research

      In 2012, struck by how little the legal research tools had changed in the past decade, two Stanford law students launched a website that would have the potential to cut research time by up to two thirds. Daniel Lewis and Nik Reed, graduates of Stanford Law, launched Ravel Law as a way to combat the stagnant legal research giants, Westlaw and LexisNexis.
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    • Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

      …? Ethics, Metaethics and Taxes Adi Libson (Bar-Ilan), Taxing Status: Tax Treatment of Mixed Business and Personal Expenses Dina Pomeranz (Harvard), Paul Carrillo (George Washington) & Monica Singhal (Harvard), Dodging the Taxman: Firm Misreporting and Limits to Tax Enforcement Alan Viard (American Enterprise Institute), Taxes, Subsidies, and Executive Compensation, 144 Tax Notes 491 (2014) …

      Paul Caron/ TaxProf Blog
    • Political Bias in Psychology?

      … to Republicans. But where were the hard numbers that pointed to bias, be it in the selection of professionals or the publication process, skeptics asked? Anecdotal evidence, the Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert pointed out, proved nothing. Maybe it was the case that liberals simply wanted to become professors more often than conservatives. "Liberals…

      4 readers - Steve Erickson/ Crime and Consequences Blog
    • A Different Take on ABS – Proponents and Opponents Both Miss the Point

      … The Lawyers Weekly recently included an article by Cristin Schmitz entitled Study sounds note of caution in ABS debate. Ms. Schmitz discusses a thoughtful paper by Nick Robinson who is a research fellow with the Harvard Program on the Legal Profession. In an interview with Ms. Schmitz, Mr. Robinson said: “I’ve been amazed in this debate how…

      2 readers - Malcolm Mercer/ Slaw
    • Pomp Receives Excellence in State Taxation Award

      … Richard D. Pomp (Connecticut) is the recipient of the 6th Annual Council on State Taxation/Paul Frankel Excellence in State Taxation Award: Richard Pomp, a graduate of Harvard Law School, has dedicated his academic career to the teaching and study of tax law. An internationally known expert on state and local taxation, he is the author…

      Paul Caron/ TaxProf Blog
    • Saving Danielle Owens, et al. - Learning The Hustle, Ditching The Sad Story

      … opportunity. Then it's exploited. Often it happens quickly. That is once the sad story is left behind. Mine happened slowly. It took about 11 years to transcend the sense of entitlement because of my education (attended University of Michigan, Harvard Law) and track record (clients' material was published in brandname media). But here I am not the Lost Gen of the overeducated, once successful. Instead I invent new steps daily for my unique approach to The Hustle. …

      3 readers - Jane Genova/ Law And More
    • Doctors’ Decision-making: Regression Proof?

      …-party payer case in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Writing at the Drug and Device Law blog, Alexander criticized the court for failing to address “the fundamental—to us—issue of whether an economist [Dr. Rosenthal was the plaintiff’s expert in that case, too] can ever determine why prescriptions were written.” Alexander points out that “[t]o get…

      3 readers - Kate Greenwood/ Health Reform Watch
    • Non-Sequiturs: 10.29.14

      … of the lack of diversity on the Court cites our list of Supreme Court clerks and notes that Justice Clarence Thomas practices what he preaches about expanding opportunity beyond Harvard and Yale. [Los Angeles Times] * Elie joined Daniel Gershburg on his podcast to discuss legal education, Vegas, and the phenomenon of Walmart Law, Inc. Podcast embedded below…. [I Am The Law Podcast] …

      Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • FAN 38 (First Amendment News) Abrams Institute to host conference on Net Neutrality

      … Net Neutrality,” SSRN (Oct. 24, 2014) → Upcoming AALS Panel Discussion “Net Neutrality: Where does the FCC go from here?” (Hat tip to Ruthann Robson) Petition to Watch At its Conference on October 31, 2014, the Court will consider the following free speech petition: Pregnancy Care Center of New York v. City of New York (#: 13-1504…

      1 readers - Ronald K.L. Collins/ Concurring Opinions
    • The Worst Job In The Legal Profession

      … No offense to $8 an hour document review jobs, but this listing probably takes the crown as the worst job in the legal profession. It’s not that the pay is necessarily worse — though when all is said and done, it almost assuredly is — it’s that the job is a delicious cocktail of overwhelming responsibility and bad public policy. Every day…

      1 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
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