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Memo to: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section From: Jim Burkhard Re: Summer Report - REAL PROPERTY, PROBATE & TRUST JOURNAL Date: July 12, 2007 The following is a listing of the current Journal activities. (1) New Title & Cover In the very near future, decisions will need to be made regarding changing the name of the Journal and what that may entail. Bob Paul has indicated that ABA Publishing probably will be the one to handle most of the details and technical requirements, e.g. any revisions to the ISBN number or mailing permits. However, we need to make decisions regarding a new cover and the timing of the changes. (2) Spring Issue The Spring Issue has been published. There were some minor hitches in publishing this issue. There was an inter-face problem with the printer, which delayed publication. After a lot of back and forth between the tech folks here and there, this problem is now, thankfully, corrected. We also had to wait for a couple of the authors who needed extra time to complete articles. (3) Summer Issue The Summer Issue is well on the way. It should be published on schedule. Amy Jowers is our new student editor and has been cutting her teeth on this issue. Amy has proven to be the wonderful editor we anticipated. She has been clerking at her law firm during the day, and then moving to the law school for her night job, editing the Journal! She is very talented and a real worker. Our other student editors at their various summer locations have likewise been very busy with Journal editing. (4) Fall Issue As this memo is prepared, the Fall Issue is our problem child. At the present time we are not certain we will have enough content to keep this on schedule. All of the editors are aware of the problem and have been pitching in to try and alleviate it. (5) Winter Issue The Winter Issue looks like it should be a winner. We already have commitments for four significant articles. Three of the articles will constitute a “mini symposium” and will focus on the Uniform Principal and Income Act and the “Power to Adjust.” One of these articles will primarily look at tax issues, the second, at state law considerations, and the third at investment issues. The fourth promised article will analyze the state responses to the Kelo decision. (6) New Professional Editor Al Arpad, who practices in Phoenix, was to officially join the board starting with the Fall Issue. However, Al has already started his editing responsibilities. We certainly welcome his participation with the Journal. (7) New Student Members The Property Faculty at South Carolina selected twenty eight new second-year law students to join the Journal. We believe that once again we have an outstanding group of students and will expect a lot of hard work from them.