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Saturday, December 30, 2006

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The Boston University Graduate Tax Program, established in 1959 as one of the first graduate tax programs in the nation, continues to be one of the best. It consistently ranks among the Top 10 tax programs. The program offers a broad and diverse curriculum, with five required courses and 33 electives and concentrations in three areas:

        • Business Tax
        • Estate Planning
        • International Tax   

Bu_logo_finalIn this five-part series, TaxProf Blog will profile Boston University's full-time Graduate Tax Faculty.

   

Park_2William W. Park (known as Rusty) joined the B.U. Faculty in 1979 after five years of corporate practice in Paris and two years teaching at Cambridge lecturing on public international and “company” law. In addition to international tax, he teaches arbitration and international business transactions, and served for three years as Director of the Law School’s Center for Banking and Financial Law. He also has an interest in the interaction of law and religion.

Visiting appointments permitted him to teach tax in Dijon, Hong Kong, Geneva, and the Fletcher School. On several occasions he took leaves from the Law School to serve as counsel to a commercial banking group based in Switzerland.

Park’s current scholarly and professional activity focus on commercial arbitration. He is the author of a casebook and two treatises on the subject, and with David Tillinghast co-authored the monograph Tax Treaty Arbitration. He is General Editor of Arbitration International, a Vice President of the London Court of International Arbitration and a member of the NAFTA Financial Services Roster.

At present he sits on the Appeals Tribunal for the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims, and served during four years as Arbitrator on the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland. Last year he retired as Chair of the ABA Committee on International Commercial Dispute Resolution.

For prior BU Graduate Tax Faculty Profiles, see:

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