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Real life zombie attacks seem to be happening everywhere nowadays, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is finally taking notice. It has begun developing its Preparedness and Response plan for the inevitable outbreak of the undead.
Legal scholars are finally taking notice as well, and beginning to address the myriad of complications that will accompany the rise of the zombies. Take, for example, how the estate and income tax laws would apply to zombies; this issue is addressed is the forthcoming publication Death and Taxes and Zombies (Iowa Law Review). Understandably, this foray into the legal ramifications has generated quite a bit of buzz on the web, like on lawandthemultiverse, io9, and nerdcore.
What’s next for zombies on the legal landscape? If you’re looking for an interesting ALWR topic, maybe you can be the one to answer that question!