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  • Tax Procedures | The University of Alabama School of Law
    Application Procedure FAQs Tax LLM Application Tax LLM Faculty Class Listings Introduction All Courses Required Courses Treks Overview Law Clinics International Programs Academic Policies Externships Tax Procedures LAW 641 2 3 Hours This class will examine the procedural laws governing the administration and enforcement of federal state and local taxation This will include such topics as returns assessments tax litigation penalties and administrative procedures Prerequisite Personal Income Tax LAW 643

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/courseguide/courses/view/168 (2016-02-12)
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  • New Field, New Corn Anthology Features Research by Young Scholars | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    to publish the collection of essays along with one of his articles Since then many faculty at Alabama Law have supported students in their quest to publish scholarly articles Fair said Pruitt s New Field New Corn is an exceptional illustration of such an academic collaboration Seven of the essayists completed their research while enrolled in Alabama Legal History a course taught by Professors Tony Freyer and Pruitt An eighth writer was chosen from Fair s seminar on Equal Protection The title of the anthology is derived from an adage credited to Sir Edward Coke who was quoting Geoffrey Chaucer when he asserted Assuredly out of the old fields must spring and grow the new corn We re only beginning to scratch the surface Pruitt said The more background we have the better we are able to judge assess and draw conclusions The essays cover a variety of topics from economics race education and concerns of the legal profession to legal doctrine to illustrate how those issues influenced Alabama s development While some of the contributors chose topics based on scholarly interests a few researched and wrote about how Alabama s laws affected their hometowns Courtney Cooper 14 a native of Eutaw researched the evolution of the Alabama Constitution the disenfranchisement that was built into the constitution and how the constitution was illegally ratified I had concerns about the constitution the fact that it was illegally ratified and that we continue to live under something that does have some corruption behind it said Cooper an attorney for Dodson Gregory LLP in Birmingham Cooper grew up in Alabama s Black Belt region where the effects of the 1901 constitution which deliberately disenfranchised black and poor white voters are still felt today She began researching the constitution while an undergraduate at UA and she said she was surprised to learn several U S Supreme Court cases before 1901 encouraged what was ultimately done by Alabama legislators Ellie Campbell 13 researched Strange v State the first case in Alabama where an all white jury convicted a white man for killing a black man in Anniston in 1965 Campbell a native of Anniston shaped her essay around the trial and what had been happening in Alabama in the years preceding the trial so that a white jury could convict Hubert Damon Strange of killing Willie Brewster as he drove three friends home one evening Campbell returned to her hometown and interviewed Judge Robert Parker because her father James M Campbell who also practices law in Anniston knew him and was familiar with the case As she researched the essay Campbell discovered her grandfather James J Campbell was among a group of more than 250 Anniston citizens who paid for a full page advertisement in the Anniston Star announcing a 20 000 reward for information on the killing That was kind of a turning point said Ellie Campbell the Reference and Instruction Law Librarian at the Grisham Law Library at the University of Mississippi Prior

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/blog/news/new-field-new-corn-anthology-features-research-by-young-scholars/ (2016-02-12)
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  • ABA Journal Recognizes Professor Joyner’s Blog Among Top 100 | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    State Bar s 2016 Leadership Forum Law School Student Named Schwarzman Scholar Professor Carroll Comments on Attorneys Motion to Leave Hubbard Case December 1 2015 ABA Journal Recognizes Professor Joyner s Blog Among Top 100 Professor Dan Joyner s Arms Control Law blawg has been chosen for the ABA Journal s Blawg 100 list as one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience This marks the third

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/blog/news/aba-journal-recognizes-professor-joyners-blog-among-top-100/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Scott Tindle: Serving the State | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    can achieve it He not only dreams big but he s willing to act on the dream said Dr Zarzour co founder and chairman of the Fuse Project a nonprofit that invests in initiatives promoting the health fitness education and social responsibility for children along Alabama s gulf coast Jeff Galle 09 Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Idyllic an entertainment company based in Mobile is also confident Tindle will attain his goal Galle said he has never seen anyone work a room better than Tindle can What s different about Tindle Galle said is that he wants to know how he can help other people There are few individuals I know that display the kind of selfless community activism that Scott does he said When Tindle arrived at The Grounds it had been losing money In two years the venue has improved its product by creating a new theme each year and raising ticket prices allowing it to become profitable and invest 800 000 back into the community A product of public education from kindergarten to his law degree Tindle said education is the key to lifting up the nation and moving it forward There must be educational opportunities for every child not just those whose parents can afford to enroll them in a good school or move them to a good school district While at UA Law Tindle learned how to manage his time more efficiently exceed expectations and never settle He also embraced the importance of building lifelong relationships with people including his classmates Had I not learned those things there we would not be doing the things we re doing today he said As Tindle has made The Grounds profitable he has helped improved the community Each year more than 65 000 public school children sell

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/blog/news/scott-tindle-serving-the-state/ (2016-02-12)
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  • 2L Moot Court Fellows Win Regional Moot Court Competition | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    National Moot Court Competition in New York City after Alabama Law defeated Belmont University and was named Regional Champion in Oxford Mississippi Within a field of 11 teams the 2L Moot Court Fellows compiled a perfect record defeating law school teams from the University of Memphis Vanderbilt University Mississippi College of Law and the University of Tennessee to advance to the final round of competition Knox was named Best Oralist of the final round Throughout the competition the team demonstrated incredible knowledge skill and professionalism in a field of primarily third year students said Mary Ksobiech Assistant Dean for Students and Legal Writing Lecturer The 2L Moot Court Fellows program allows students to gain two full years of moot court experience They draft briefs and prepare oral arguments for two external competitions and they assist with the Protective Life ABA Moot Court Team which gives them additional insight into the legal writing and research process As they work through these appellate problems they teach themselves to become experts on the issues said Ksobiech who coached the team An extra year of moot court is invaluable experience for students who want to go into litigation The team practiced two hours a day five days a week to prepare for the competition We always went in with the goal that we were going to dominate our side of the problem Knox said It is difficult for teams to know what judges will ask or how they will respond to an argument To help prepare students for different kinds of questions Ksobiech invited law professors and students to practice sessions to act as judges a strategy Kulovitz said was effective It s one thing to structure your arguments on paper and be able to link different words and concepts together Kulovitz said but

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/blog/news/2l-moot-court-fellows-win-regional-moot-court-competition/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Law School Launches Business of Being a Lawyer Video Library | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    practice of law with legal education Two years in the making the BBL video library is the first of its kind in legal education The BBL library provides more than 100 interviews of lawyers and judges from all types of practice of law including private practice in house counsel public interest criminal prosecution and defense as well as lawyers in fields such as business and higher education The legal profession is undergoing dramatic changes which present opportunities for law students and lawyers who are aware of them and know how to adapt to them said Pamela Bucy Pierson the Bainbridge Mims Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law The lawyers in this library have shared their time and experience providing advice that is practical helpful candid and often humorous on how to thrive in the legal profession of the future Legal psychology and financial experts in the library address Economic trends in the legal profession Managing Stress finding balance and building resiliency in the practice of law Gallup Strength Finders and how to use these strengths in the practice of law Financial planning advice for students and lawyers Business etiquette issues that arise in the practice of law About BBL The Business of Being a Lawyer BBL is a law school course CLE and book West Academic 2014 created by Pamela Bucy Pierson the Bainbridge Mims Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law working with colleagues in academia and with practicing lawyers BBL is based on the premise that each lawyer is a business her own business Whether working for a law firm or in solo practice in a public interest or government office or in a law related field lawyers need to understand their own balance sheets their assets liabilities strengths

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/blog/news/law-school-launches-business-of-being-a-lawyer-video-library/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Professor Steve Emens: Serving the State | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    teams In 1984 Dean Emens began serving as director of the Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education and has served on the board of directors of the Association of Continuing Legal Education Administrators In 1995 he became professor of clinical instruction and he teaches in the areas of trial advocacy evidence interviewing and counseling He is currently on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy the faculty of the Legal Services Corporation s national training program and a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Trial Academy Emens and Prince share the teaching load dividing up the cases They examine each other s problem and provide insight The nature of the problem often requires several coaching sessions a week He doesn t coach to shine them up so they can win a competition Prince said Some schools do that We don t do that We like to win but that s not the priority The priority is teaching them how to be a trial lawyer Emens helped Bridget Harris a 2L with the art of cross examination In practice Emens noticed she was too aggressive when questioning a witness He taught her she doesn t have to be loud to get her point across and he showed her how to lower her voice and make eye contact so that the jury would know what she is saying is important Weeks later Harris won the Best Cross Examination Award at the National Trial Tournament hosted by the Michigan State Law School and the State Bar of Michigan Her win proves his teaching style is effective Harris said Emens said the class attracts students who like people and can work well in a high pressure emotionally charged environment I deal with very motivated students who want to learn the skills

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/blog/news/professor-steve-emens-serving-the-state/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Feinberg Lectures on Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    other programs where Americans donated money such as the funds paid to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings are gifts because they do not limit the possibility of future lawsuits He noted that more than 61 million was raised in 60 days for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings One thing you learn in what I do Never underestimate the charitable impulse of the American people he said It is astounding how much money comes in solicited or otherwise to help fund private programs In the cases of 9 11 the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the failure of the General Motors ignition switch some may view those funds as alternatives to the tort system but Feinberg said that is incorrect Instead he called them alternatives to tort litigation what he referred to as a first cousin of tort system When deciding how much to pay a victim in cases such as 9 11 GM or the Gulf of Mexico oil spill the systems that he oversaw paid victims for economic losses but did not individualize payments due to pain and suffering or emotional distress I don t do that How would anybody do that he asked But claims do take into consideration whether there was a death the number of dependents and the spouse making the awards different from person to person Sometimes claims are adjusted when they are either too high or too low he said By contrast when the public provides charitable donations every person who files a claim for that program receives the same amount of money This was the case for funds administered for the Virginia Tech University shootings All lives are equal because it s not joined at the hip of the tort system Feinberg said Feinberg who received his J D

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/blog/news/feinberg-lectures-on-mediation-and-alternative-dispute-resolution/ (2016-02-12)
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