Thursday, July 25, 2013
After 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 Burke, Mark 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.