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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Farewell, San Diego!

Usd_photoAfter seven glorious weeks in San Diego, my wife and I are hitting the road today back to Malibu. This was my tenth summer teaching at the University of San Diego School of Law, and I am grateful to Dean Stephen Ferruolo and the kind folks at USD for having me back again. My 74 Tax I students were a joy, as they worked diligently in teams to answer 300 clicker questions over the 21 class sessions. My wife and I cherish our chance to spend seven weeks each year in "America's Finest City" and see our many friends there. It is a time of transition for the USD tax faculty, as Karen BurkeMark Hoose, and Grayson McCouch depart and Howard Abrams, Miranda Perry Fleischer, and Vic Fleischer join Jordan Barry and Bert Lazerow on the tax faculty.  It speaks volumes about USD's bright future that they are able to attract and retain such a talented crop of students and faculty, especially in this difficult environment for law schools.

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Paul, thanks for mentioning me in this post, and thanks for your kindness and wonderful counsel during my brief time on the USD faculty.

I am also this week going through the bittersweet experience of leaving San Diego, as I help my family leave to join me in Houston (we wanted to wait until it was really hot), where I will continue in my new role as Managing Tax Counsel at Phillips 66.

I'd like to thank everyone at USD for the opportunity to serve on their faculty, and I wish only the best to the new & continuing faculty, students, and administrators, and also to my fellow "departees" Karen and Grayson.

Fortunately, I am not leaving academia altogether, as I will be returning to the adjunct gig again soon, first at Rice's business school this fall and then at the Univ. of Houston Law Center in the spring (I am very grateful to you for your assistance in obtaining the UH appointment).

Thanks again. Mark

Posted by: Mark Hoose | Jul 25, 2013 9:03:14 PM