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Law Faculty in the Blogosphere

July 23, 2007

Wayne State University Law School congratulates Professor Steven Davidoff on his entry into the blogosphere.  Professor Davidoff has just started a blog on M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
The blog will track news and developments regarding mergers and acquisitions in the business community. It is a popular resource not only for law faculty but also for those working in the financial community.

Professor Davidoff is the fourth faculty member from the Law School to have a blog (or web log).  The other faculty members who blog are:

Peter Henning with the White Collar Crime Prof Blog at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
This blog focuses on current developments in a wide range of criminal prosecutions and law enforcement investigations at the state and federal level, including corruption, securities fraud, perjury, and corporate misconduct.  Professor Henning’s co-author is Prof. Ellen Podgor of Stetson University. 

Linda Beal writes A Taxing Matter at http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
She addresses U.S. federal income and payroll taxes and how the tax system works, who does and doesn’t pay taxes, and use and politicization of tax information.  While the focus is on Americans in the lower and middle income ranges, there are also discussions of corporate tax issues, tax shelters, legislation, and the intersection of ethical and statutory requirements for tax practitioners.

Derek Bambauer brought his blog to the Law School when he joined the faculty last year.  He writes Info/Law with Tim Armstrong (University of Cincinnati College of Law) and Bill McGeveran (University of Minnesota Law School) at http://blogs.law.harvard.edu./infolaw/ about the convergence of intellectual property doctrine, communications regulations, new technology, and First Amendment norms.

Michael McIntyre created Taxation and Development as a blog where international tax specialists (including Law School professors Linda Beal and Alan Schenk, whose area of expertise is Value Added Tax) post materials of interest to officials in developing countries and for researchers interested in tax and development.  The site includes primary tax reform documents, representative tax treaties and recent research.  It is located at http://www.law.wayne.edu/tad/

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