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27 May 2015| The Oregon Community FoundationOCF President & CEO Max Williams shared the state of the foundation, future projects and priorities via teleconference on May 11. The audio stream is available here: https://soundcloud.com/... Read more »
Entrepreneur and researcher Ed Penhoet will be the University of Idaho Boise Presidential Keynote and Business Breakfast speaker with his talk "The Value of Research in Economic Development.... Read more »
27 May 2015| Toledo Community FoundationThe Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that Emily Thomas is the recipient of the 2015 Advertising Club of Toledo Scholarship. Ms. Thomas, a resident... Read more »
27 May 2015| Maine Community FoundationAmong my many fantasies is delivering the perfect college commencement address that inspires graduates to take charge and make meaning of their lives. It is the spring season of college graduations,... Read more »
During the Greater Worcester Community Foundation's annual meeting held today at Mechanics Hall, the grant-making institution released its 2014 financial results, as well as presented its 11th annual... Read more »
The Power of More, the 2014 Annual Report can be viewed here. Read more »
27 May 2015| Greater Milwaukee FoundationTwo University of Wisconsin researchers -- one investigating the genetic basis of cancer growth and the other, the role of genes in neural development and learning -- have earned funding and a... Read more »
27 May 2015| Children's MercyOur heart center team and the kids they care for were well represented on Capitol Hill earlier this month at 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) You're the Cure Lobby Day! The Kansas advocacy... Read more »
27 May 2015| Carnegie Mellon University - PGDCThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded a five-year, up to $20 million grant to establish a Forensic Science Center of Excellence. Based at Iowa State University, it... Read more »
The law's good faith principle has traditionally regulated legal relationships, such as the contractual relationship. Equity's more intense fiduciary principle has generally regulated equitable...
Charitable remainder trusts are back! This according to attorney and PGDC contributing author David Wheeler Newman of Mitchell, Silverberg & Knupp, LLP. Read on to see why CRTs are enjoying...
Professor Brian Tamanaha's new book, Failing Law Schools, does a good job of explaining why borrowing to obtain a lower tier law school education has become a bad deal for all too many, but...
Unless the fiduciary issues and the representation issues in a trust dispute are properly sorted out in advance, there is a very real risk that an ill-considered rush to mediate or arbitrate will...
The Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Scheme (IOLTA): Could the medical profession get away with fleecing patients this way?It is coming on a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the IOLTA scheme constitutes a collective taking by the state of the property of clients. Still the scheme continues. Nothing has...
Next year, 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of the judicial/political resolution of the final controversy over the administration and disposition of a certain Massachusetts-sited trust established...
Could the Myriad Codifications of Aspects of the Law of Trusts Culminating with the Uniform Trust Code (2000) Be Doing More Harm than Good?Though the trust is a judge-made creature of equity, the last eighty years have seen numerous rounds of uniform legislation codifying various aspects of the law of trusts, beginning with the Uniform...
Since the 1960s, the trust has been under attack on two fronts in the American law school. First, the traditional Trusts course has been down-graded to elective status, a misguided curricular “...
Charles E. Rounds Jr, Fiduciary Consultant | Article | 2 commentsLaw Schools No Longer Adequately Equip Their Students To Think Like Lawyers: The Unintended Consequences of Decontextualizing ContractsThe process of paralegalizing the American legal academy is now complete. It was inevitable. A course in Contracts does not a complete lawyer make. The curricular marginalization of two of the other...
In an article published on line in 2010, Charles E. Rounds, Jr. suggested that the expansion of legal writing programs in the law schools at the expense of instruction in core legal doctrine is why...
It is the conventional wisdom among today’s academics that law students are better off participating in clinical programs administered in-house by the law schools than taking traditional...
Charles E. Rounds, Jr., delves deeply into law school education to explain how "great swaths of core legal doctrine have been scythed from the required law curriculum, a process of misguided...