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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jack Manhire Leaves IRS To Join Texas A&M Law School

ManhireTexas A&M Press Release, Jack Manhire Leaves IRS, Treasury to Join Texas A&M Law:

John T. (“Jack”) Manhire, Jr., former Chief of Legal Analysis for the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility and National Program Chair, Executive Education for the U.S. Treasury Executive Institute, has accepted a position as Director of Program Development at Texas A&M University School of Law.

Some of his prior positions include Director of Technical Analysis & Guidance (Policy and Procedure) for the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service, and Attorney-Advisor (Tax) to the IRS National Taxpayer Advocate. Before entering full-time government service, he practiced law privately for over a decade, primarily in the field of federal tax controversies, and was Division Chief, Tax Law for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary National Office.

Jack’s scholarly interests primarily involve issues relating to tax compliance. His articles and essays appear in journals such as the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online [What Does Voluntary Tax Compliance Mean?: A Government Perspective] the Virginia Tax Review [Toward a Perspective-dependent Theory of Audit Probability for Tax Compliance Models], the Iowa Law Review Online [Beyond The U.S. News Index — A Better Measure Of Law School Diversity], and the Florida Tax Review (2 articles) [There Is No Spoon: Reconsidering the Tax Compliance Puzzle; Tax Compliance As A Wicked System]. He is also a contributor (by invitation) to the Journal on Policy and Complex Systems [Deriving the Expected Value of the Tax Underreporting Rate].

Jack was a University Fellow (Ph.D. candidate) at Yale University where he was Editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. He received his J.D. cum laude from Regent University where he was Managing Editor of the Regent University Law Review, and his B.A. magna cum laude from Saint Leo University.

Jack enjoys hanging out with his wife and nine children, scotch and cigars with good friends, the intersection of philosophy and cosmology, anything nautical, and singing really loudly to classic rock on the car radio.

Last month Texas A & M announced that William H. Byrnes, IV, Associate Dean for Graduate and Distance Education Programs in International Tax and Financial Services at Thomas Jefferson Law School (and co-editor of our International Financial Law Prof Blog), has accepted a position as Executive Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Special Projects at Texas A&M.

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Comments

Good catch for A&M.

Posted by: andy | Jul 29, 2015 1:26:06 PM

"Jack enjoys hanging out with his wife and nine children, scotch and cigars with good friends, the intersection of philosophy and cosmology, anything nautical, and singing really loudly to classic rock on the car radio."

And being electrocuted, based upon photographic evidence...

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Jul 29, 2015 1:42:43 PM

@ Unemployed NE: Yeah...that's a direct result of the 9 kids! :)

Posted by: Jack | Jul 29, 2015 3:10:30 PM

Clearly, Jack's interest is cosmology and not cosmetology.

Posted by: Woody | Jul 29, 2015 5:47:15 PM

@ Woody: LOL...clever!

Posted by: Jack | Jul 30, 2015 6:27:51 AM

Well said, Jack, well said. We actually have fairly similar interests, though I hate hanging out with my children, because they are all law school loans. Have you read Lincoln Paine's "Sea and Civilization"? It's easily the best single-volume work of world maritime history I have ever read. It will... blow your hair back! Sorry, I can't resist. It is a phenomenal piece of scholarship and writing, though.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Jul 30, 2015 9:32:09 AM