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Villanova Professors’ Federal Tax Blog Named to ABA Journal’s Blawg 100

Les Book

Procedurally Taxing, a federal tax blog co-created by Villanova Law professors Leslie Book and Keith Fogg, was selected as part of ABA Law Journal’s Blawg 100, the publication’s annual list of 100 best blogs for a legal audience.  Profs. Book and Fogg created the blog in 2013 with Stephen J. Olsen JD ’07, LLM ’09, a partner in Gawthrop Greenwood’s Estates, Trusts and Tax Department. At Villanova, Book and Fogg teach as part of the School’s renowned tax law program, which includes both JD and LLM coursework as well as a Federal Tax Clinic.

“For 10 years, the Blawg 100 has helped shine a light on the stunning breadth of legal topics and voices found in the legal blogosphere,” Acting Editor-Publisher Molly McDonough said. “Journal editors have selected yet another stellar list of blogs. We hope you’ll find legal information sources in this list that are completely new to you and bookmark them for regular reading.”

“We are deeply honored by the ABA Law Journal’s recognition,” Book said. “In a short time, the blog has become a vibrant community and has become a platform to analyze some of the most important issues in tax administration and tax procedure.”

Procedurally Taxing is dedicated to providing context and insight to developments in federal tax procedure and administration that are of interest to both practitioners and academics.

The blog, with regular bloggers Book, Fogg and Olsen drafting about three quarters of the posts, runs new content almost every day and also engages some of the country’s top academics and practitioners as guest contributors. Those guest posts—including those by Villanova Law professors Joy Mullane, Jim Maule, Dick Harvey, David Breen and Tuan Samahon—bring a richness of perspectives that contributes to Procedurally Taxing’s place as one of the top legal blogs in the country.

The ABA Journal is the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association, and it is read by half of the nation’s 1.1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. features breaking legal news updated as it happens by staff reporters throughout every business day, a directory of more than 4,000 lawyer blogs, and the full contents of the magazine.