Stinson legal writing book published


September 25, 2009

A book by Clinical Professor http://www.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=115" target="_blank">Judy Stinson, Director of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Legal Research and Writing Program, has been published by Carolina Academic Press.

The Tao of Legal Writing is designed to help teach upper-level law students, paralegals, and practitioners "the way" of legal writing in the Taoist style, according to the publisher. Legal writing becomes easier when you work with, rather than resist, what already exists in terms of expectations, structures, and resources.

Stinson's book is an advanced legal writing book, but one that focuses as much on concepts as on mechanics. Other advanced legal writing books provide more detail than basic legal writing texts and could not be described as a "quick read" for someone wanting a refresher after several years of practice or for someone anticipating a summer clerkship during law school. However, according to the publisher, The Tao of Legal Writing is a quick read that includes concrete examples and descriptions with the goal of getting the reader to think differently about writing.

A book launching party will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the law school's Faculty Center.

To read the book's introduction, click http://www.cap-press.com/pdf/1936.pdf" target="_blank">here.

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'Tax Notes' publishes Chodorow article


September 25, 2009

An article by professor http://www.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=5326" target="_blank">Adam Chodorow of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, "Tax in the Final Frontier: A Theory of Interstellar Tax," has been published in the Sept. 7 issue of Tax Notes. The article refers to Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman's 1978 article, "The Theory of Interstellar Trade," in which he considers how interest charges on goods in space transit should be computed.

"This article seeks to expand on Krugman's seminal work - and establish my claim to a Nobel Prize - by considering whether income earned in flight should be subject to the federal income tax," Chodorow writes. "I conclude that in-flight income is clearly subject to tax under current law and prevailing theory, but administrative concerns warrant excluding that income from the tax base until the intrepid taxpayer returns to Earth." Download Full Image

To read the full article, click http://www.law.asu.edu/files/Administration/Communication/Faculty_Notes/... target="_blank">here.

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Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law