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Washington University School of Law Prof. Daniel Keating to Serve as Interim Dean Kent D. Syverud, JD, dean and the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor, was recently named Syracuse University’s …

@WashULaw Connects with Attorneys at the IBA’s Annual Conference

The International Bar Association and @WashULaw share the same central mission: to bring together attorneys from every corner of the globe.

Legal English: “Objection to Dischargeability”

An “objection to dischargeability” is an objection by a creditor to the wiping out of a particular debt pursuant to a discharge obtained at the end of a bankruptcy case. Obtaining as comprehensive a discharge as possible is one of the main goals of most debtors...

Legal English: “Joint Petition”

In general, a “joint petition” is a request made to a court or other authority that is submitted and signed by two or more parties, as opposed to just one. Most commonly, joint petitions are submitted by married couples...

Case Study: PPL Corp. et al. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue

In PPL Corp. et al. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Docket No. 12-43 (Opinion May 20, 2013), a circuit split regarding an issue of international taxation was resolved. The specific question at issue was...

Why Are U.S. Contracts So Long?

A question many lawyers from civil law jurisdictions ask when they first see a contract draft from a U.S. lawyer is:
“Why is it so long!?”
Some will conclude that U.S. contracts …