Thursday, August 10, 2017
Michael Hatfield Receives 2017 Faculty Scholarship Award:
The University of Washington School of Law awarded professor Michael Hatfield with the School’s 2017 Faculty Scholarship Award.
Presented by the dean of UW Law for exceptionally strong scholarship, the award recognized Hatfield’s article, Cybersecurity and Tax Reform. Forthcoming in the Indiana Law Journal, it documents the history of technology at the IRS and argues that, as it is so unlikely the IRS ever will be able to develop sufficient cybersecurity technology, Congress should reform the tax law so that the IRS is a less appealing and more defensible cybersecurity target.
This article is the third in a series of Hatfield’s articles on privacy, technology and taxation, and includes Taxation and Surveillance: An Agenda [17 Yale J. L. & Tech. 319 (2015)] and Privacy in Taxation [43 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. __ (2016)].
Hatfield joined the University of Washington faculty in 2014. Previously, he was the Glenn D. West Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty at Texas Tech University School of Law. Before joining that faculty in 2005, he was a shareholder at Schoenbaum, Curphy & Scanlan, P.C., in San Antonio, Texas and an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York. Hatfield earned his BA and MA from Texas A&M University and his JD from New York University.