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Paper: 'Pseudo-contract' creeps into digital terms and conditions

The boilerplate text that nobody reads when signing up for an online service has very tenuous legal footing, said Robin B. Kar, a University of Illinois legal scholar and internationally recognized expert in contract law.

What does the tax reform bill mean for the middle class?

The current tax bill fits with a 30-year trend that doesn’t favor income from work, says sociologist Kevin Leicht

Does revoking professional licenses prompt borrowers to repay student loans?

Even though several states have these regulations on the books, they’re really a last resort for collecting student loan debt, says Professor Angela Lyons

Who wins and loses in proposed tax reform?

Richard Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy, discusses the Republican tax overhaul plan now before Congress

What keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?

Women often don’t report sexual harassment because grievance procedures frequently take on the feel of litigation, an Illinois professor says.

Does revoking professional licenses prompt borrowers to repay student loans?

Even though several states have these regulations on the books, they’re really a last resort for collecting student loan debt, says Professor Angela Lyons

What keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?

Women often don’t report sexual harassment because grievance procedures frequently take on the feel of litigation, an Illinois professor says.

Who wins and loses in proposed tax reform?

Richard Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy, discusses the Republican tax overhaul plan now before Congress

Study: Stereotypes about race and responsibility persist in bankruptcy system

Bankruptcy attorneys have little knowledge of the racial disparities that exist within the bankruptcy system, relying instead on common stereotypes about race, responsibility and debt, according to research co-written by Robert M. Lawless, the Max L. Rowe Professor of Law at Illinois and a leading consumer credit and bankruptcy expert.

What role do judges play in employment harassment cases?

Judges can unilaterally dismiss sexual or racial harassment cases through summary judgment, a legal maneuver that ends up favoring employers over employees, says Law professor Suja Thomas

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