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Vol. 52, No. 6, December 4, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School Dec 2001

Vol. 52, No. 6, December 4, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School

Res Gestae

•Yearbooks through the Years •A Comment on Career Services •Letter to the Editor •Keeping Up With Generation PlayStation •The Insider •Form and Substance in Law Journal Publication (Part II)* •Two Movies to See •This Year's 10 Best Albums •Behind the Shadows •Crossword


Introduction To "Books", Margaret A. Leary Dec 2001

Introduction To "Books", Margaret A. Leary

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It's well known that graduate William B. Cook's generosity provided the Law School with its trademark Gothic Law Quadrangle. It is less universally known that Cook endowed the Law School with a trust to support faculty research, and had a strong interest in the nature of that research. He chose to call the library building "Legal Research" and to inscribe above the main entrance "Learned and cultured lawyers are safeguards of the republic." Cook often said that the lack of "intellectual leadership 1s the greatest problem which faces America," and he wanted this Law School to provide that ...


Vol. 52, No. 5, November 13, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School Nov 2001

Vol. 52, No. 5, November 13, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School

Res Gestae

•What's in a Name? •The Rant •Wide World of Workshops •Form and Substance in Law Journal Publication •The Insider •Point Shmoint •New CDs •Fore! •The Island: More Tempting Than Ever


Why The Corporate Amt Should Be Retained, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah Nov 2001

Why The Corporate Amt Should Be Retained, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

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The corporate AMT is under attack. Repeal has been proposed by the White House, endorsed by the ABA/AICPA/TEI tax simplification project, and included in the stimulus bill passed by the House of Representatives. Repeal is supported on two principal grounds: That the corporate AMT increases complexity, and that it is pro-cyclical.


Vol. 52, No. 4, October 30, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School Oct 2001

Vol. 52, No. 4, October 30, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School

Res Gestae

•Dangerous Times: Use Caution •Homeland Security: Get Real! •T.M.C.- This Man Contributed •The Insider •Making a Point: How to Give the Ho a Southwest Beatdown •The Voice of Satan •Restaurants for When Someone Else is Paying •Crossword


Vol. 52, No. 3, October 16, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School Oct 2001

Vol. 52, No. 3, October 16, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School

Res Gestae

•Editorial: Anthrax •Taking Sound Bites Seriously •Things that make you go hmm… •Japanese in Ann Arbor •The Insider •Buffy Reruns Rock •Crossword


Vol. 52, No. 2, October 2, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School Oct 2001

Vol. 52, No. 2, October 2, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School

Res Gestae

•Editorial: listserv •Why I Like U of M Law So Far •Everything You Always Wanted to Know About OCI But Were Afraid to Ask •Corporate "Firmin"- "spray 'em with Raid!" •Cheap Eats in Ann Arbor •Thoughts on HBO's Epic Miniseries Band of Brothers •The Insider •The Major Postseason Awards •Crossword


Vol. 52, No. 1, September 18, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School Sep 2001

Vol. 52, No. 1, September 18, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School

Res Gestae

•'Til Tuesday •Human Spirit •In the Wake of the News •Apocalypse When •Never the Same Again •The Case for Rage and Retribution •Video Crop Anemic •The Insider •Crossword


Tax Competition And E-Commerce, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah Sep 2001

Tax Competition And E-Commerce, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

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In the last four years, there has been increasing concern by developed countries about the potential erosion of the corporate income tax base by "harmful tax competition" (in the European Union since 1997, in the OECD since 1998). However, the data on tax competition available to date present a mixed and somewhat puzzling picture. On the one hand, there is considerable evidence that effective corporate income tax rates in many countries have been declining, and that the worldwide effective tax rates on multinational enterprises (MNEs) have been going down as well. On the other hand, macroeconomic data from developed countries ...


Experts, Carl E. Schneider Jul 2001

Experts, Carl E. Schneider

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George Bernard Shaw famously said that all professions are conspiracies against the laity. Less famously, less elegantly, but at least as accurately, Andrew Abbott argued that professions are conspiracies against each other. Professions compete for authority to do work and for authority over work. The umpire in these skirmishes and sieges is the government, for the state holds the gift of monopoly and the power to regulate it. In Abbott's terms, "bioethics" is contesting medicine's power to influence the way doctors treat patients. If it follows the classic pattern, bioethics will solicit work and authority by recruiting government ...


Vol. 51, No. 11, April 10, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School Apr 2001

Vol. 51, No. 11, April 10, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School

Res Gestae

•Affirming Affirmative Action •Culinary Wrestling, Palm Beach Style •Watch These Shows… PLEASE!!! •The Insider •Three Second Memory •Steven Segal •Memories of First Year •Think •Psychic •Airplane •Blacklist •Interview •Finals Rant •Crossword


Vol. 51, No. 10, April 1, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School Apr 2001

Vol. 51, No. 10, April 1, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School

Res Gestae

•Ave Maria Signs Lehman •Grades Shock Students •Basking in the Blue Glow •Rick's Under New Management •The Outsider •New Clinic Course Announced •Impress Your Friends


On American Legal Education Reform In Japanese Legal Education, Carl E. Schneider Apr 2001

On American Legal Education Reform In Japanese Legal Education, Carl E. Schneider

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The one hundredth anniversary of the Kyoto University Faculty of Law is the kind of splendid occasion when, as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes remarked, a distinguished institution "becomes conscious of itself and its meaning." I can hardly express my pleasure at being invited to join in your celebration; but I must express my fear that I can add little to it. When Dean Tanaka kindly invited me, I should probably have declined, for I, a foreigner, can hardly know enough about an institution so central to the life of its country and its profession to speak of it and its ...


Vol. 51, No. 9, March 13, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School Mar 2001

Vol. 51, No. 9, March 13, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School

Res Gestae

•Political Outlook 2002 •The Insider •Three Second Memory… Thoughts from Class •Bull's Blood and Pickle Soup are Good for You •Poor Man's Movie Theater •On How (Parisian) Life Is •Indiana Rules of Court •Crossword


Vol. 51, No. 8, February 6, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School Feb 2001

Vol. 51, No. 8, February 6, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School

Res Gestae

•A Legacy of Lies •Getting in Touch with Your Food •The Insider •Three Second Memory… Thoughts from Class •Poor Man's Movie Theater •Save the Last Dance- Or Do We Really Want It? •Of Human Bondage •Judged in the Supreme Court of Fashion •Crossword


Vol. 51, No. 7, January 23, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School Jan 2001

Vol. 51, No. 7, January 23, 2001, University Of Michigan Law School

Res Gestae

•Fire the Coach? •Italy in the Midwest? A Night Out at Gratzi •The Insider •The Second Memory… Thoughts from Class •A Yes, a No and a Maybe


The University Of Michigan Law Library, University Of Michigan Law School Jan 2001

The University Of Michigan Law Library, University Of Michigan Law School

Law Library Publications

An informational pamphlet about the University of Michigan Law Library highlighting physical attributes, research, and technology.


How To Talk About Religion, James Boyd White Jan 2001

How To Talk About Religion, James Boyd White

Articles

Our experience, supported we think by that of others, is that it is most difficult to do this well, whether we are trying to talk about religion within a discipline, such as law or psychology or anthropology, or even in more informal ways, with our friends and colleagues. There are many reasons for this: It is in the nature of religious experience to be ineffable or mysterious, at least for some people or in some religions; different religions imagine the world and its human inhabitants, and their histories, in ways that are enormously different; and there is no superlanguage into ...


Honors Convocation, University Of Michigan Law School Jan 2001

Honors Convocation, University Of Michigan Law School

Commencement and Honors Materials

Program for the May 4, 2001 University of Michigan Law School Honors Convocation.


The Current Life Insurance Crisis: How The Law Should Respond, Kyle D. Logue Jan 2001

The Current Life Insurance Crisis: How The Law Should Respond, Kyle D. Logue

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This article explores some of the issues raised by the new evidence of underinsurance. Part I explores the initial theoretical question: why do people buy life insurance? Put differently, what function does life insurance serve? Part II provides some background on the life insurance market as it currently exists. Thus, Part II summarizes the major types of life insurance that are currently offered and summarizes the main elements of the current regulatory regime for life insurance companies. Part III then provides support for the claim that households tend to drastically underconsume life insurance. Section A of that Part summarizes the ...


Why Supervise The Refugee Convention?, James C. Hathaway Jan 2001

Why Supervise The Refugee Convention?, James C. Hathaway

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The Refugee Convention is the only major human rights treaty that is not externally supervised. Under all of the other key UN human rights accords — on the rights of women and children, against torture and racial discrimination, and to promote civil and political, as well as economic, social, and cultural rights — there is at least some effort made to ensure that States are held accountable for what they have signed onto.


Precontractual Reliance, Lucian A. Bebchuk, Omri Ben-Shahar Jan 2001

Precontractual Reliance, Lucian A. Bebchuk, Omri Ben-Shahar

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During contractual negotiations, parties often make reliance expenditures that would increase the surplus should a contract be made. This paper analyzes decisions to invest in precontractual reliance under alternative legal regimes. Investments in reliance will be socially suboptimal in the absence of any precontractual liability-and will be socially excessive under strict liability for all reliance expenditures. Given the results for these polar cases, we focus on exploring how "intermediate"-liability rules could be best designed to induce efficient reliance decisions. One of our results indicates that the case for liability is shown to be stronger when a party retracts from ...


Gang Aft Agley, Carl E. Schneider Jan 2001

Gang Aft Agley, Carl E. Schneider

Articles

In my last contribution to this column (HCR, July-August 2000), I argued that the law of bioethics has repeatedly failed to achieve the hopes cherished for it. I presented evidence, for example, that most doctors breach the duty of informed consent, that advance directives do not direct patients' care, and that repeated legal attempts to increase organ donation have failed to find the success predicted for them. I closed that column by promising to try to explain this chastening experience. It would, of course, take a lifetime of columns to capture all the reasons the law of bioethics has so ...


Temporary Protection Of Refugees: Threat Or Solution?, James C. Hathaway Jan 2001

Temporary Protection Of Refugees: Threat Or Solution?, James C. Hathaway

Book Chapters

While many of us in the refugee protection community have traditionally seen temporary protection as something to be resisted, I believe that temporary protection could, in contrast, be a profoundly important part of a solution to the international refugee protection crisis. To make my argument that the right kind of temporary protection could be an important means to give new life to international refugee protection, I will briefly address three issues. First, I would like to suggest why it is that states around the world, in the North and increasingly in the South as well, are refusing the live up ...


The Nlra: A Call To Collective Bargaining, Theodore J. St. Antoine Jan 2001

The Nlra: A Call To Collective Bargaining, Theodore J. St. Antoine

Other Publications

A century ago the legal specialty of most members of this audience would have been known as Master and Servant Law. By the time my generation entered law school, the Decennial Dgest had just added a new topic - Labor Relations Law. That of course dealt with collective bargaining and union-management relations generally. Now, a half century further along, we might seem to have come full circle, to judge by the lectures of the two eminent jurists who inaugurated this series. Both Abner Mikva and Richard Posner spoke on highly important and timely subjects, and yet those would be classified, not ...


The Liberal Commons, Hanoch Dagan, Michael A. Heller Jan 2001

The Liberal Commons, Hanoch Dagan, Michael A. Heller

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Following the Civil War, black Americans began acquiring land in earnest; by 1920 almost one million black families owned farms. Since then, black rural landownership has dropped by more than 98% and continues in rapid decline-there are now fewer than 19,000 black-operated farms left in America. By contrast, white-operated farms dropped only by half, from about 5.5 million to 2.4 million. Commentators have offered as partial explanations the consolidation of inefficient small farms and intense racial discrimination in farm lending. However, even absent these factors, the unintended effects of old-fashioned American property law might have led to ...


Myths And Facts About Affirmative Action, Richard O. Lempert, David L. Chambers, Terry K. Adams Jan 2001

Myths And Facts About Affirmative Action, Richard O. Lempert, David L. Chambers, Terry K. Adams

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The case against affirmative action in admissions to institutions of higher education is based on the moral attractiveness of colorblind decision making and buttressed by a sense that such programs are not just unfair but pointless. Their intended beneficiaries, the argument goes, are put in situations in which they are unable to compete with whites and not only perform poorly but are destructively demoralized in the process. Common to arguments against affirmative action in admissions is a belief that minorities advantaged by it displace whites who are more deserving of admission because they have accomplished more, can better benefit from ...


The U.S. Treasury's Subpart F Report: Plus Ça Change, Plus C'Est La Même Chose?, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah Jan 2001

The U.S. Treasury's Subpart F Report: Plus Ça Change, Plus C'Est La Même Chose?, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

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On 29 December 2000, the U.S. Treasury Department released its long-awaited study of Subpart F, entitled “The Deferral of Income Earned through U.S. Controlled Foreign Corporations." This study was commenced in the aftermath of the controversy that ensued from the issuance and subsequent withdrawal of Notice 98-11. The study was originally expected to be issued in 1999 in response to the report published that year by the National Foreign Trade Council, which advocated significant changes in Subpart F. The Treasury Study’s delayed issuance at the end of the Clinton Administration means that it only has (at best ...


Making Sense Of U.S. International Taxation: Six Steps Toward Simplification, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah Jan 2001

Making Sense Of U.S. International Taxation: Six Steps Toward Simplification, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

Articles

The Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress issued a three-volume study in April 2001 entitled Study of the Overall State of the Federal Tax System and Recommendations for Simplification. Among the more than 100 recommendations of the Joint Committee Study, ten relate to international taxation. Of these, only one can be regarded as achieving significant simplification – the proposal to reduce the number of antideferral regimes from six to two. The other recommendations were limited to relatively minor changes of detail in various international provisions. Even these small steps toward simplifying the notoriously complex U.S. international tax ...


The Pro Bono Priority: The University Of Michigan's Approach To Instilling Public Service, Robert E. Precht, Suellyn Scarnecchia Jan 2001

The Pro Bono Priority: The University Of Michigan's Approach To Instilling Public Service, Robert E. Precht, Suellyn Scarnecchia

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The Pro Bono Priority is a two-part feature on pro bono service in Michigan law schools. in Crossing the Bar, the column of the Legal Education Committee, Dolores M. Coulter discusses how Michigan law schools measure up to the recommendations made in Learning to Serve, the report of the Commission on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities from the Association of American Law Schools. In the Access to Justice column, Robert E. Precht and Suellyn Scarnecchia focus specifically on the University of MichiHgan's unique approach to pro bono service.