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Saturday, September 16, 2006


For over 30 years, the University of Florida Graduate Tax Program has been one of the nation's leading programs for the advanced study of tax law. Among the country's 30 graduate tax programs, Florida has by far the largest number of full-time faculty and is the only school to offer three advanced tax degrees:



Graduate tax students assist in the publication of the Florida Tax Review, one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed tax journals in the country.  In this 12-part series, TaxProf Blog will profile the Florida Graduate Tax Faculty.

Hudson_1David M. Hudson was born in 1946.  He received his B.S. degree in 1968 from Wake Forest University, J.D. degree in 1974 from Florida State University, an LL.M. (Taxation) in 1975 from the University of Florida, and an LL.M. in 1980 from the University of London. He picks up the story:

I am presently serving as Editor of the Florida Tax Review. I was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1974. I served as an Assistant Attorney General (Taxation) with the Florida Department of Legal Affairs from 1974 - 76; Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Florida from 1976 - 77; Assistant Professor of Law at Duquesne, 1977 - 78; Deputy General Counsel, Florida Department of Business Regulation, 1978 - 79; Adjunct Professor of Law at Florida State, 1979. At the University of Florida Levin College of Law I was an Assistant Professor of Law from 1980 - 83, an Associate Professor of Law from 1983 - 85 and I have been a Professor of Law since 1985.

I was a visiting Professor at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, in the spring of 1986. I have been the Director of the LL.M. in Comparative Law Program at the University of Florida Levin College of Law since 1999. I teach courses on Immigration Law, Federal Income Taxation, and State and Local Taxation and.a seminar in Comparative Law. I am co-author (with Stephen A. Lind) of Black Letter on Federal Income Taxation (9th ed. 2004).

For prior Florida Graduate Tax Faculty Profiles, see:

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I was privileged to work for Professor Hudson during the 1989-90 academic year as I was earning the LLM in Tax. Professor Hudson had me research and write updates for his Black Letter Law book on the tax law. He was a scholar and a gentleman amongst the professors for whom I had the most respect. 16 years with IRS field counsel now, I still look fondly back at the guidance he gave me.

Posted by: Mark Weiner | Sep 16, 2006 6:32:39 PM