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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Schizer Named to Ginsburg Visiting Chair in Taxation at Georgetown

SchizerGeorgetown Press Release, Georgetown Law Appoints David Schizer to Ginsburg Chair:

Georgetown University Law Center Dean William M. Treanor is pleased to announce the appointment of David Schizer to the Martin D. Ginsburg Chair in Taxation. Schizer will hold the chair as a visiting professor during the 2015 spring semester.

“David Schizer is an extraordinarily gifted scholar of tax law and policy and a wonderful teacher, and he left a great mark as dean at Columbia. We are delighted that he will be visiting at Georgetown, and he is the ideal choice to hold the Ginsburg Chair. Marty Ginsburg was an important mentor for David, who also clerked for Justice Ginsburg,” said Treanor. “We are deeply grateful to H. Ross Perot for his generosity in endowing this chair, a fitting tribute to Marty’s great contributions as a lawyer, a scholar and a teacher.”

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August 27, 2014 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dhammika Dharmapala Leaves Illinois for Chicago

Dharmapala (2014)Dhammika Dharmapala is leaving his tenured position at Ilinois for a tenured position at Chicago, beginning in the 2014-15 academic year:

He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association, and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the National Tax Association. Until recently, he was Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal International Tax and Public Finance. He has previously held postdoctoral or visiting positions at Harvard, Michigan, Georgetown, and the Australian National University. His PhD thesis (in Economics at the University of California at Berkeley) was awarded the National Tax Association’s Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. His scholarship, which spans the fields of taxation, the economic analysis of law, and corporate finance and governance, has been published in leading scholarly journals in law, economics and finance. It has also been cited in various media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The Economist.

Dhammika suffered serious injuries in a racially-motivated knife attack in Champaign-Urbana in 2011.

For the six other Tax Prof lateral moves for 2014-15, see here.

August 1, 2014 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Donald Tobin Named Dean at Maryland

Tax Prof Donald P. Tobin (Ohio State) has been named Dean at Maryland:

Tobin (2014)Tobin comes to UMB from Ohio State University where he was the John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law at the Michael E. Moritz College of Law. During his 13 years at the Moritz College of Law, Tobin held numerous academic appointments that include: Founding Co-Director of the Program on Law and Leadership, Associate Dean for Faculty, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Professor Tobin’s' scholarly work has earned him national recognition as a leading expert on the intersection of tax and campaign finance laws. His publications include law texts on federal income taxation and tax ethics, along with articles on campaign finance disclosure and taxation of political organizations [including, most recently, The 2013 IRS Crisis: Where Do We Go From Here?, 142 Tax Notes 1120 (Mar. 10, 2014)]. ...

Tobin has strong Maryland ties. A native of Columbia, Md., and a graduate of Oakland Mills High School, Tobin received his JD degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. He served as a legislative aide for U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-Md.), and was a staff member of the Senate Committee on the Budget specializing in tax and budget issues. He also served as an appellate staff attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division. Tobin is a member of the Maryland Bar, as well as the bars of the Maryland Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for Maryland, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

(Hat Tip: Francine Lipman.)

April 14, 2014 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tax Prof Lateral Moves

Laterals

Despite a decline in the number of lateral moves this year, there is a healthy number of lateral tax moves beginning in Fall 2014 (although less than last year):

I will update this list as part of my annual April compilation of tax moves.

March 26, 2014 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Two Tax Profs Are Among Four Florida Dean Finalists

Florida Logo (GIF)Following up on my prior posts:  two Tax Profs are among four finalists to replace outgoing dean Robert Jerry:

Donaldson said he didn’t agree with the prevailing opinion that the profession was changing that dramatically, saying it could even correct itself by 2016. “I don’t subscribe to that, but it is a good opportunity for law schools to look at their curriculum,” he said.

Update:  Gainesville Sun:  Emails in UF Law Dean Search Become Bone of Contention:

A University of Florida law school professor and member of the committee searching for a new dean for the Levin College of Law has sent an email to law school faculty warning them that their communications could be made public, reassuring them that most of their emails had been deleted “as they came in.”

“Very few of you have sent me emails, and I mostly deleted your emails as they came in,” Lyrissa Lidsky, associate dean for International Programs at UF Law, said in an email sent Sunday to law school faculty after a public records request was made for emails related to the search. “Nonetheless, I thought you might appreciate a reminder that all emails you send the search committee may be subject to being turned over to the press or public.” ...

The email raises an underlying subtext, along with other comments from faculty over the past few weeks, that faculty are concerned about discussing the candidates without reprisal.

“I actually don’t think it matters much who becomes dean but am shocked by the clamming up of the faculty,” said Jeffrey Harrison, the Stephen C. O’Connell Chair at UF Law.

Harrison also said he was disappointed by Lidsky’s cautionary note. He told her in an emailed reply, “Now, I take it you too are reminding us of how to preserve deniability. I am not sure that is becoming of someone engaged in a public search.” ...

University executive searches are a touchy topic in Florida, where state law requires the names of all applicants to be public from beginning to end. Officials have said repeatedly that having the search in the sunshine limits the number of top-tier candidates who apply, some of whom might fear reprisal from their current employers. ...

One faculty member, after discussing the search process with a reporter in a coffee shop, ran after the reporter to make sure he wasn’t going to put the faculty member’s name in the newspaper. “I don’t have tenure,” the faculty member said.

February 5, 2014 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Two Tax Profs Are Among Ten Florida Dean Finalists

Florida Logo (GIF)Following up on Thursday's post, Florida Dean Candidates Include Four Tax Profs:  two Tax Profs are among the 10 finalists to replace outgoing dean Robert Jerry:

For a detailed discussion of the finalists, see here:

Guided by a high-minded set of criteria, the search committee charged with finding the next dean for the University of Florida Levin College of Law settled on an eclectic list of 10 candidates from a list of nearly two dozen who put in for the job.

The candidates will be brought to Gainesville for 75-minute interviews at the University of Florida Hilton on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, said Glenn Good, the dean of the College of Education and chairman of the search committee. ...

The committee members spoke enthusiastically of one African-American candidate — David Brennen, a UF law school graduate who was deputy director of the Association of American Law Schools for two years before becoming dean of the University of Kentucky School of Law.

“If David doesn’t take this job, he will wind up with a comparable law school job,” George Dawson, director of the law college summer program, said of his former student. “He has a good background and is very capable. He has some writing in the tax field, and two years … at the AALS, which is one of the few positions that gives you a broad view of legal education.”

Lyrissa Lidsky said she was also impressed with Brennen. If anyone has the whole package, he has the whole package of skills we are looking for,” she said.

January 22, 2014 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Florida Dean Candidates Include Four Tax Profs

Florida Logo (GIF)As a result of Jeffrey Harrison's efforts, the University of Florida College of Law has released the names of 22 candidates to replace outgoing dean Robert Jerry, including four Tax Profs:

January 16, 2014 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Dorothy Brown Named Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Emory

BrownDorothy Brown has been named Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Emory University:

The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs manages efforts around tenure and promotion processes and practice as well as faculty recruitment and retention. She oversees the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) and coordinates the Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC), which works with deans and faculty on ways to continue to enhance faculty careers. She also provides senior staffing to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Emory Board of Trustees and collaborates with the University Faculty Council and University Senate. The office serves as Emory’s liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), including the Compliance and Quality Enhancement Plan, which at Emory focuses on the nature of evidence.

September 11, 2013 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Faulhaber Named Advisor to the OECD

FaulhaberLilian Faulhaber will take a two year leave of absence from Boston University School of Law to serve as an Advisor to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). From the BU press release:

Faulhaber will serve as an Advisor to the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Programme, which has been tasked by the G20 with addressing the growing problem of multinational companies avoiding taxation in their home countries by pushing activities to other jurisdictions. ...

Faulhaber, who won the Michael W. Melton Award for Teaching Excllence in 2013, has taught Introduction to Federal Income Taxation, International Taxation and International Business Transactions at BU Law since 2010. An expert on federal income taxation and international taxation, she has published articles on international taxation, tax avoidance, and charitable giving. Her recent work includes an op-ed in the New York Times about the tax treatment of childcare costs, and her next article on international charitable giving is forthcoming in the Yale Journal of International Law.

(Hat Tip: Ben Leff.)

August 26, 2013 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves, Tax Profs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Appel Joins New York Law School Tax Faculty

AppelAlan I. Appel has joined New York Law School as Professor of Law and director of a new international tax program, "an initiative that will build bridges to the practice of international tax law for the Law School’s J.D. and LL.M. students." From the press release:

Appel, who was formerly counsel at Bryan Cave, has been teaching at NYLS as an adjunct professor for several years. At Bryan Cave, his practice focused on international and domestic tax planning involving taxation of mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, and limited liability companies, as well as tax controversy matters. Going forward, he will be a consultant to the firm on international tax matters. Appel started at NYLS on July 1, 2013.

"I am just delighted that Alan Appel is joining our full-time tax faculty. He is an outstanding tax lawyer and a gifted teacher,” said Ann F. Thomas, Professor and Director of the NYLS Graduate Tax Program. “With the increasing number of global businesses and families and the renewed focus of the IRS on cross-border tax issues, international tax practice is expanding in both the private and public sectors in New York. The international tax program that Alan is creating will help our J.D. and LL.M. students build careers in this exciting field."

July 26, 2013 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Michael Doran Leaves Georgetown for Virginia

DoranMichael Doran is leaving his tenured position at Georgetown to return to a tenured position at Virginia, effective Fall 2014. Michael will teach Tax, Property, Native American Law, and Legal Theory at Virginia. His recent publications include:

From Michael's TaxProf Blog profile:

I became interested in tax during law school – thanks largely to the inspired teaching of Bill Popkin and Ed Zelinsky, both of whom were visitors at Yale. After law school, I spent more than a decade toggling between two incubators for would-be tax professors: the Office of Tax Policy at Treasury and the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale. Both places have an impressive concentration of gifted tax lawyers. In practice, I learned to think like a tax lawyer from Mort Caplin, Doug Drysdale, David Rosenbloom, and Richard Skillman, among many others. At Treasury, I had the benefit of leaders such as Jon Talisman, Pam Olson, Eric Solomon, and Don Lubick, and I formed lasting friendships with Len Burman, Mike Kirsch, and Paul Smith. My government colleagues, as much by example as by instruction, guided my movement from tax law into tax policy.

When I decided to enter academics, I was hardly prepared for the number of individuals who offered invaluable guidance in preparing for the market and navigating the appointments process. I owe debts of gratitude to Anne Alstott, Reuven Avi-Yonah, Noel Cunningham, Dan Halperin, Tony Kronman, Daryl Levinson, Kyle Logue, Deborah Schenk, Dan Shaviro, and George Yin (as well as former colleagues from practice and from government).

All these folks from academia, government, and practice helped me prepare for what is turning out to be the best job I’ve had yet. I’m excited about the many challenges and opportunities of teaching and research, and I now look forward to being a mentor to my own students in the coming years.

July 9, 2013 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tax Prof David Schizer to Step Down After Ten Years as Dean of Columbia Law School

SchizerTax Prof David Schizer is stepping down after ten years as Dean of Columbia Law School. Al Brophy (North Carolina) notes:

[M]y sense -- gathered from afar -- is that Schizer has been incredibly good for the law school.  I've heard about his dedication to helping students find jobs, to helping/encouraging faculty to do great work in the classroom and in their research and service, and to expanding Columbia's engagement with the legal community. 

David has been the rare Dean who has maintained an active scholarly profile during his deanship:

David continues to be ranked among the most-cited and most-downloaded tax faculty.

July 3, 2013 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Andy Haile Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Elon

Haile AndyTax Prof Andy Haile (Elon) has been named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs:

Since joining the Elon Law faculty as a full-time member in June 2008, Haile has taught business and tax law courses and written about tax policy, state and local tax issues and e-commerce. His research has been published in several law journals and national tax law publications including Cardozo Law Review, Columbia Journal of Tax Law, North Carolina Law Review, Temple Law Review, University of Toledo Law Review and State Tax Notes. ...

Prior to joining Elon, Haile was a partner with the law firm of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, L.L.P. While in practice, Haile represented clients in mergers and acquisitions as well as matters involving complex tax planning and tax litigation. He served as judicial clerk to Judge Frank W. Bullock, Jr., former chief judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina from 2000-2001.

Haile received his law degree from Stanford Law School in 2000, where he was a member of the Stanford Law Review and was awarded the Order of the Coif. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Davidson College in 1994, where finished second in his class and was named to the college’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

June 6, 2013 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Susan Morse Leaves UC-Hastings for Texas

MorseSusan C. Morse (UC-Hastings) has accepted a lateral offer from Texas, effective Summer 2013. She will visit at UC-Hastings during Spring 2014. Her recent publications include:

June 4, 2013 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Declining Market for Tax Profs

Tax Prof Sarah Lawsky (UC-Irvine) slices and dices the data on law school hiring of entry level faculty.  Interestingly, only three of the 117 entry level tax hires are Tax Profs -- all from NYU.  As Sarah admits, her data are incomplete as they are limited to self-reported hires.  I listed a fourth entry level tax hire in my post on Tax Prof Moves, 2013-14.

Here are the U.S. law school data on entry level and lateral tax hires for the ten years I have been reporting on Tax Prof Moves: 

 

Year

Entry Level

Hires

Lateral

Hires

Total

Hires

2013-14

4

8

12

2012-13

11

7

18

2011-12

15

6

21

2010-11

9

11

20

2009-10

8

15

23

2008-09

10

12

22

2007-08

6

10

16

2006-07

10

7

17

2005-06

6

3

9

2004-05

17

9

26

Brian Leiter (Chicago) has more here.

Update:  Lawrence Cunningham (George Washington), Prawfs Entry Level Hiring Down

May 29, 2013 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Jobs, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Shrinking Law Faculty Lateral Market

Lawrence Cunningham (George Washington) reports on the "deep dive" in law faculty lateral moves this year:

Year Schools Faculty
2006      71   132
2007      72   131
2008      80   136
2009      68   114
2010      72     92
2011      55     93
2012      56     84
2013      41     56

Of course, the 2013 figures are still incomplete (two lateral tax faculty moves are not reflected in the data). One commenter notes that over 10% of the moves (6) are from St. Louis, which suffered greatly in the past year. Interestingly, seven of the nine lateral tax faculty moves involved California law schools.

May 7, 2013 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tax Prof Moves, 2013-14

VAP Hires
  • Sloan Speck (Skadden, Chicago) to NYU
Entry Level Hires
  • Pippa Browde (IRS Chief Counsel's Office, New York) to Montana
  • Andrew Hayashi (NYU Research Fellow) to Virginia
  • Orly Sulami (Haynes and Boone, Dallas) to SMU
  • Kathleen DeLaney Thomas (NYU VAP) to North Carolina

Lateral Moves

Promotions, Tenures, Chairs, and Professorships

Administrative Appointments

Visits

  • Howard Abrams (San Diego) to Harvard (2013-14)
  • Jordan Barry (San Diego) to Michigan (Fall 2013)
  • Paul Caron (Pepperdine) to San Diego (Summer 2014)
  • Cliff Fleming (BYU) to Vienna University (Oct. 2013)
  • William Foster (Washburn) to Arkansas-Fayetteville) (2013-14)
  • Victoria Haneman (La Verne) to UNLV (Fall 2013)
  • Michael Hatfield (Texas Tech) to Washington (2013-14)
  • Tracey Roberts (Louisville) to Seattle (2013-14)
  • Stephanie Willbanks (Vermont) to Richmond (Fall 2013)

For prior years' Tax Prof Moves, see:

April 30, 2013 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Paul Caron Leaves Cincinnati for Pepperdine

After 23 years at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and the past four Spring semesters at Pepperdine University School of Law, I have accepted an offer to join Pepperdine's tenured faculty beginning in the Fall 2013 semester.

My wife and I loved our time in Cincinnati, as we launched our careers, raised our children, and found our faith there. We will be forever grateful that the University of Cincinnati College of Law and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio took a chance on us 23 years ago.

I am honored to join the line of lateral faculty that Pepperdine has hired in recent years, including Doug Kmiec (Dean, Catholic), Ed Larson (Georgia), Grant Nelson (UCLA), Bob Pushaw (Missouri), and Tom Stipanowich (Kentucky). Indeed, Brian Leiter (Chicago) recently noted Pepperdine's "steep upward trajectory of both lateral and junior hiring over the last decade," which is reflected in Pepperdine's dramatic rise in the U.S. News rankings, caused in large part by the third-largest increase in academic reputation among 172 law schools over the past 16 years (A Longitudinal Analysis of the U.S. News Law School Academic Reputation Scores between 1998 and 2013, 40 Fla. St. L. Rev. ___ (2013)).  

Although it is a Christian university, Pepperdine welcomes faculty of all faiths. Pepperdine's other lateral tenured hire this year is Ahmed Taha (Wake Forest), who will be the law school's first Muslim professor.

April 24, 2013 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (19) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Howard Abrams Leaves Emory for San Diego

AbramsHoward Abrams is leaving Emory Law School after thirty years to become Warren Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of Tax Programs at San Diego in August 2014:

Howard Abrams is a renowned expert in the areas of partnership taxation and corporate taxation.  A professor at Emory Law School since 1983, he has been a visiting professor at Cornell, Berkeley and Yale law schools and, most recently, USD School of Law in fall 2012. ... [Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo said] “I am particularly pleased that Howard Abrams will be assuming the directorship of our tax programs, and will continue to build on the achievements of Professor-in-Residence John Forry, who has directed the tax programs since 2011.”

Howard is perhaps best known for his book, Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships (Aspen, 4th ed. 2008) (with Richard Doernberg (Emory) & Don Leatherman (Tennessee)). He was a finalist in Emory's 2012 dean search and caused quite a stir with his remarkable decanal application statement

This is quite a coup for San Diego and its nationally ranked tax program, especially in conjunction with the previously announced move of Victor Fleischer and Miranda Perry Fleischer from Colorado to San Diego:

“These appointments are not only major additions to our distinguished law faculty, but reflect the success of our efforts to re-establish our graduate tax program as one of the strongest in the country,” said Dean Ferruolo. ...

“These appointments are like hitting the trifecta,” said Frank Partnoy, George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and director of USD’s Center for Corporate and Securities Law. “All three are prominent teachers and scholars, not only in tax, but in business law generally."

April 11, 2013 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Karen Burke and Grayson McCouch Leave San Diego for Florida

KBGMAfter an extended visit at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Karen Burke and Grayson McCouch will be moving from the University of San Diego School of Law to accept tenured positions at Florida, effective in August 2013. Karen will continue to teach at San Diego during the fall semester for a period of up to three years, while teaching at Florida during the spring semester. Grayson will begin teaching full-time at Florida beginning in the fall of 2013. They stated, “As visitors, we have come to appreciate the qualities that make Florida such a special place. We feel extremely fortunate to join such a distinguished and collegial faculty, and we welcome the exciting opportunities for teaching and scholarship."

March 25, 2013 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Darien Shanske Leaves UC-Hastings for UC-Davis

ShanskeDarien Shanske (UC-Hastings) has accepted a lateral offer from UC-Davis as Professor of Law (with tenure), effective July 1, 2013. His recent publications include:

March 13, 2013 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Vic and Miranda Fleischer Leave Colorado for San Diego

Vic_mirands_2_3Tax Prof "power couple" Victor Fleischer and Miranda Perry Fleischer are leaving Colorado for San Diego where they will be tenured professors of law. Their recent publications include:

March 11, 2013 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dorothy Brown Named Associate Vice Provost at Emory

BrownDorothy Brown was appointed on March 1 to a three-year term as Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Emory University:

In addition to her regular teaching duties, she will report to the Provost and Executive Vice President and work on issues surrounding faculty career trajectories, including promotion and tenure practices within and across academic units as well as at the university level.  She will also provide senior staffing to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Emory University Board of Trustees.  In addition she will collaborate with the University Faculty Council and the University Senate.

March 7, 2013 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Ruth Mason Leaves UConn for Virginia

Mason (2013)Ruth Mason, Anthony J. Smits Professor of Global Commerce at the University of Connecticut, has accepted a lateral offer from the University of Virginia School of Law:

Prior to joining the UConn faculty in 2006, Ruth Mason served as Deputy Director of the International Tax Program and Executive Director of the Graduate Tax Program at NYU School of Law.  Before that, she was a tax associate in the New York office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher.  Professor Mason received her B.A. in U.S. history from Columbia University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Professor Mason's research focuses on international and comparative taxation. She has written on state taxation in the United States and member state taxation in the European Union, and her recent scholarship focuses on how tax nondiscrimination laws affect cross-border labor mobility in common markets.

March 4, 2013 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Halperin to be Installed Today as Martin Ginsburg Visiting Professor of Taxation at Georgetown

HalperinDaniel Halperin, Stanley S. Surrey Professor of Law at Harvard, is being installed today as the Martin D. Ginsburg Visiting Professor of Taxation at Georgetown:

“The selection of Dan Halperin seems especially fitting. A former member of the Georgetown Law faculty, Dan knew Marty Ginsburg well, and he is one of the country’s leading authorities on tax law and policy,” said [Dean William] Treanor. “We are grateful to H. Ross Perot for his generosity in endowing this chair. It is a wonderful tribute to Marty and his distinguished contributions to the legal profession and to Georgetown Law.” ...

Widely regarded as one of the nation’s foremost tax law experts, Martin D. Ginsburg joined the Georgetown Law faculty in 1980, after his wife, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, became an appellate judge in Washington. He served on the Law Center faculty until his death in 2010 [TaxProf Tribute here].

January 23, 2013 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tax Prof Moves, 2012-13

VAP Hires

  • Yolanda Jameson (Carlton Fields, Tampa) to Florida
  • Robert Morrow (Private Practice, Orange, CA) to Chapman
  • Erin Scharff (Law Clerk, William A. Fletcher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit) to NYU

Entry Level Hires

  • Andrew Blair-Stanek (McDermott Will & Emery, Washington, D.C.) to Maryland
  • Caroline Chen (IRS Office of Chief Counsel) to Santa Clara Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • David Kamin (Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy) to NYU
  • Allen Madison (Wyoming VAP) to South Dakota
  • Omri Marian (Sullivan & Cromwell, New York) to Florida
  • Rebecca Morrow (Private Practice, Seattle) to Wake Forest
  • Jason Oh (NYU VAP) to UCLA
  • James Puckett (Seattle VAP) to Penn State
  • Mark Snider (Florida VAP) to Baylor
  • Adam Thimmesch (Faegre & Benson, Minneapolis) to Nebraska
  • Elaine Wilson (Quarles & Brady, Chicago) to West Virginia

Lateral Moves

  • Allison Christians (Wisconsin) to McGill
  • Sam Donaldson (U. Washington) to Georgia State
  • Brant Hellwig (South Carolina) to Washington & Lee
  • Marjorie Kornhauser (Arizona State) to Tulane
  • Francine Lipman (Chapman) to UNLV
  • Shannon Weeks McCormack (UC-Davis) to U. Washington
  • Nicholas Mirkay (Widener) to Creighton
  • Randle Pollard (Widener) to Indiana University Kelley School of Business
  • Peter Prescott (Indiana-Indianapolis) to Butler University College of Business

Promotions, Tenures, Chairs, and Professorships

  • Beau Baez (Charlotte) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Brian Galle (Boston College) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Kristin Gutting (Charleston) to Associate Pprofessor with Tenure
  • Victoria Haneman (La Verne) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Ed Kleinbard (USC) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Sarah Lawsky (UC-Irvine) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Adam Rosenzweig (Washington U.) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Keeva Terry (Roger Williams) to Professor of Law with Tenure

Administrative Appointments

  • Chris Pietruszkiewicz (LSU) to Stetson, Dean

Retirements

  • Dan Simmons (UC-Davis)
  • Michael Waggoner (Colorado)

Visits

  • Steve Black (New Hampshire) to Texas Tech (2012-14)
  • Karen Burke (San Diego) to Florida (2012-13)
  • Paul Caron (Cincinnati) to Pepperdine (Spring 2013), San Diego (Summer 2013)
  • Emily Cauble (Michigan State) to DePaul (2012-13)
  • Victoria Haneman (La Verne) to UNLV (2012-13)
  • Michael Hatfield (Texas Tech) to U. Washington (2012-13)
  • Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) to Harvard (2012-13)
  • Mona Hymel (Arizona) to Alabama (Spring and Summer 2013)
  • Tracy Kaye (Seton Hall) to University of Vienna (Summer 2013)
  • Grayson McCouch (San Diego) to Florida (2012-13)
  • Beverly Moran (Vanderbilt) to Kentucky (Fall 2012)
  • Chris Sanchirico (Pennsylvania) to Tax Policy Center (2012-13)
  • Keeva Terry (Roger Williams) to Howard (2012-13)
  • Michael Yu (California-Western) to Pittsburgh (Fall 2012)

For prior years' Tax Prof Moves, see:

April 26, 2012 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sam Donaldson Leaves University of Washington for Georgia State

DonaldsonTax Prof (and Associate Dean) Samuel A. Donaldson is leaving the University of Washington School of Law to join the faculty at Georgia State University College of Law. Sam says "I am very excited for the move to Atlanta, as my fiancée lives and works there. It will be nice to be in the same city for once. While it is very difficult to leave Seattle and the University of Washington, I feel incredibly fortunate to join the faculty at Georgia State." From Sam's faculty web page:

Professor Donaldson teaches a number of tax and estate planning courses, as well as courses in the areas of property, commercial law and professional responsibility. Professor Donaldson is a four-time recipient of the Philip A. Trautman Professor of the Year award from the School of Law's Student Bar Association. He is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a member of the bar in Washington, Oregon, and Arizona.

Professor Donaldson is the author of the Thomson-West casebook, Federal Income Taxation of Individuals, a co-author of the Price on Contemporary Estate Planning treatise published by CCH, and a co-author of Federal Wealth Transfer Taxes, a reference published by Thomson-West. Professor Donaldson has served as the Harry R. Horrow Visiting Professor of International Law at Northwestern University and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. An amateur crossword constructor, his puzzles have been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and USA Today.

April 5, 2012 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Allison Christians (Wisconsin) to McGill

Allison Christians (Wisconsin) Christianshas been named H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law at McGill University Faculty of Law, effective May 2012:

Allison Christians is currently Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. After receiving her J.D. from Columbia and her LL.M. in Taxation from NYU School of Law, Christians practiced tax law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. Upon arriving at UW Law School in 2005, Professor Christians quickly established herself as one of the most credible experts in North America on international tax law and policy. ...

"Allison Christians' contributions to the development of national and international studies in tax law at McGill will enhance our reputation as a centre for advanced research in public policy, globalization, democratic governance and legal cultures," said Dean Daniel Jutras. "We very much look forward to welcoming Allison to Montreal this spring."

(Hat Tip: Steven Dean.)

February 14, 2012 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Retirement Ceremony Today for Dan Simmons

SimmonsThere is a retirement ceremony today to honor legendary UC-Davis Tax Prof Daniel L. SImmons. He is perhaps best known on the scholarly front as a co-author of the Foundation Press business tax, corporate tax, income tax, and partnership and s corporation tax casebooks (with the late Paul McDaniel and Marty McMahon). From Dan's faculty web page:

Many lawyers fall into their fields, more often as a result of circumstance rather than planning. Take, for instance, Dan Simmons. "I came to law school your typical political science major. I had no economics background. I left law school expecting to be a litigator."

Working as a clerk for the California Supreme Court, Simmons discovered "litigation is 90 percent paperwork. When an opportunity arose to work for my tax teacher, I took it." Fifteen years later, as Congress rewrote the Internal Revenue Code, Simmons would occupy the prestigious position of professor in residence in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the IRS.

"You cannot practice law without understanding the income tax system," said the 1971 King Hall alumnus. "There's very little we can do in today's society that doesn't have income tax implications."

For this reason, the tax lawyer is both the ultimate specialist and ultimate generalist, practicing an esoteric brand of law that touches practically every transaction in American society. "Contracts, marital property, trusts, estate planning, immigration, corporations, partnerships, securities, torts, constitutional law, employment discrimination-the tax lawyer must be knowledgeable in all," said Simmons.

January 12, 2012 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves, Tax Profs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tax Prof in Paradise

Pepperdine I am thrilled to be spending the spring semester at Pepperdine University School of Law for my third stint as the D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law. My wife and I are looking forward to getting to know the new Dean, Deanell Reece Tacha, former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and former Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Kansas, as well as reconnecting with our many friends at this special law school. Pepperdine has a wonderfully distinctive mission in American legal education, particularly the integration of the Christian faith in all aspects of life at the school. I have fallen in love with Southern California during my eight summers teaching at the University of San Diego School of Law, and we are looking forward to the warm sunshine of spectacularly beautiful Malibu, California.

January 9, 2012 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chris Pietruszkiewicz Named Dean at Stetson

ChrisTax Prof Christopher Pietruszkiewicz (Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs and J.Y. Sanders Professor of Law at LSU) has been named Dean at Stetson University College of Law:

Pietruszkiewicz has served in many national leadership positions in legal education. He has held several roles for the ABA’s Section of Taxation, and he currently serves on the board of trustees for the Law School Admission Council and the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, where he served as president from 2005 to 2006. ...

Pietruszkiewicz co-authored the book Corporate Reorganizations and is currently working on another book on tax issues. He has published numerous law review articles, and frequently presents on tax law and legal education issues.

At Louisiana State University, Pietruszkiewicz was responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, financial planning and personnel matters, in addition to serving on a variety of committees. Earlier in his career, he worked as a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and as an attorney/adviser in the U.S. Department of Education. 

He earned a Master of Laws in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center, a law degree from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

January 3, 2012 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, November 18, 2011

David Kamin Named Tax Prof at NYU

KaminDavid Kamin (B.A. 2002, Swarthmore; J.D. 2009, NYU), Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, has been hired as a tenure-track tax professor at NYU, beginning on September 1, 2012:

Before law school, Kamin spent a year working on federal fiscal policy at the Committee for Economic Development, and two years at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, focusing on deficit projections, tax legislation and social security reform. After graduating from NYU Law, Kamin worked as special assistant, and later adviser, to Peter Orszag, director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, helping to formulate policy for President Obama’s first two budgets.
 
Kamin’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of federal taxation, federal budget law and policy, state and local taxation, and administrative law.

He published Note, What Is a Progressive Tax Change?: Unmasking Hidden Values in Distributional Debates, 83 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 241 (2008).

November 18, 2011 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Caron Named Herzog Summer Visiting Professor in Taxation at San Diego

Usd_2I am delighted to announce that I have accepted a three-year reappointment as the Herzog Summer Visiting Professor in Taxation at the University of San Diego School of Law. I am proud to continue my association with one of the country's leading graduate tax programs and best tax faculties, strengthened even further with the addition of Mark Hoose (Managing Tax Counsel, Intel) and Willard Taylor (Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell). I also will be returning to Pepperdine University School of Law for the Spring 2012 Semester for my third stint as the D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law.  My wife and I are very much looking forward to returning to Southern California and renewing our many friendships in San Diego and Malibu.

October 6, 2011 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Clarissa Potter Named Deputy Tax Director at AIG

Potter Bloomberg, AIG Hires Ex-IRS Deputy Counsel Potter to Protect Tax Assets:

AIG, the bailed-out insurer, hired Clarissa Potter, former deputy chief counsel of the IRS, to help protect tax assets accumulated by the firm. Potter will be deputy tax director. ...

Potter was previously an associate professor at Georgetown University Law Center and had worked at the Treasury, Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. She holds a law degree from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio.

September 27, 2011 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tax Prof Moves, 2011-12

VAP Hires
  • Kathleen Delaney Thomas (Cooley, New York) to NYU (2011-12)
  • Allen Madison (Idaho VAP) to Wyoming (2011-12)

Entry Level Hires

  • Steven Arsenault (Charlotte VAP) to Charlotte
  • Cassady ("Cass") Brewer (Morris, Manning & Martin, Atlanta) to Georgia State
  • John Brooks (Harvard Climenko Fellow) to Georgetown
  • Jim Butler (Holme Roberts & Owen, Denver) to New Mexico
  • Emily Cauble (Illinois VAP) to Michigan State
  • Diane Lourdes Dick (Bilzin Sumberg, Miami) to Seattle
  • William Foster (Washburn VAP) to Washburn
  • Andy Grewal (Arizona State VAP) to Iowa
  • Itai Grinberg (Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Treasury Department) to Georgetown
  • Philip Hackney (IRS Office of Chief Counsel) to LSU
  • Erin Hawley (King & Spalding, Washington, D.C.) to Missouri-Columbia
  • Mark Hoose (Intel Corp., Santa Clara) to San Diego
  • Khrista McCarden (Morgan Lewis, London) to Pepperdine
  • Leigh Osofsky (NYU VAP) to Miami
  • Bret Wells (BJ Services Corp., Houston) to Houston

Lateral Moves

  • Steve Johnson (UNLV) to Florida State
  • Jeff Kahn (Washington & Lee) to Florida State
  • Michelle Kwon (Texas Tech) to Tennessee
  • Tanina Rostain (New York Law School) to Georgetown
  • Andre Smith (Florida-International) to Widener-Delaware
  • Nancy Staudt (Northwestern) to USC

Promotions, Tenures, Chairs, and Professorships

  • Eleanor Weston Brown (Regent) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Allison Christians (Wisconsin) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Meredith Conway (Suffolk) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Heather Field (UC-Hastings) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Terri Lynn Helge (Texas-Wesleyan) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) to Professor of Law (from Associate Professor of Law with Tenure)
  • Rich Lavoie (Akron) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Lloyd Mayer (Notre Dame) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Ann Murphy (Gonzaga) to Professor of Law (from Associate Professor of Law with Tenure)
  • Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis) to Professor of Law with Tenure

Administrative Appointments

  • Craig Boise (DePaul) to Dean (Cleveland-Marshall)
  • Tony Infanti (Pittsburgh) to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Stephen Mazza (Kansas) to Dean 

Visits

  • Stephen Black (New Hampshire) to BYU (Fall 2011)
  • Karen Burke (San Diego) to Florida (Spring 2012)
  • Dorothy Brown (Emory) to georgetown (2011-12)
  • Paul Caron (Cincinnati) to Pepperdine (Spring 2012), San Diego (Summer 2012)
  • Nina Crimm (St. John's) to Kentucky (Fall 2011)
  • David Elkins (Netanaya College School of Law, Israel) to SMU (Fall 2011)
  • Cliff Fleming (BYU) to Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (April 2012)
  • Brian Galle (Boston College) to Urban/Brookings Tax Policy Center (Fall 2011)
  • Brant Hellwig (South Carolina) to Washington & Lee (Fall 2011)
  • Tracy Kaye (Seton Hall) to Indiana-Bloomington (Fall 2011)
  • Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn) to Columbia (Spring 2012)
  • Francine Lipman (Chapman) to UNLV (Fall 2011)
  • Yair Listokin (Yale) to Harvard (2011-12)
  • Ruth Mason (UConn) to Virginia (Spring 2012)
  • Grayson McCouch (San Diego) to Florida (Spring 2012)
  • Nicholas Mirkay (Widener-Delaware) to Creighton (2011-12) 
  • Sergio Pareja (New Mexico) to Universidad de Rey Juan Carlos, Spain (2011-12)
  • Randle Pollard (Widener) to Indiana University, Kelley School of Business (Fall 2011)
  • Walter Schwidetzky (Baltimore) to California Western (Fall 2011)
  • David Walker (BU) to Harvard (Spring 2012)
  • Steven Willis (Florida) to University of Warsaw, Poland (Jan. 2012)
  • Richard WInchester (Thomas Jefferson) to l’Université du 7 Novembre à Carthage, Tunisia (Spring 2012) 

For prior years' Tax Prof Moves, see:

August 22, 2011 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Shelf Project Goes to Washington, D.C.

Shelf Project University of Texas School of Law Alumni Magazine, Professor Calvin Johnson’s Shelf Project Seeks to Provide Congress with Efficient Revenue Options:

Calvin Johnson has fifty ways to raise $1 trillion in taxes without raising rates, and he wants to convince Congress to adopt them. Now, he may get his chance. Johnson, the Andrews & Kurth Centennial Professor at the Law School, was recently awarded a fellowship at the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan joint venture of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution based in Washington, D.C. The Tax Policy Center provides analysis for both policymakers and the public, and has a team of world-class budget and tax economists.

“It’s a chance to talk tax intensely with very good people,” Johnson said of his colleagues. “They are at the top of their profession, so I can’t tell you how much fun I think that opportunity will be.”

Johnson will use his fellowship, which began May 1 and runs through December 31, 2011, to continue his work on the Shelf Project. This is a collaborative effort with other tax professionals to develop proposals that Congress can simply “pull off the shelf” when it needs to increase revenues.

“I’ll be spending a lot of time talking to staff on both the Republican and Democratic sides,” Johnson said. “They will help me reshape the Shelf Project to be of maximum service to Congress when it’s ready to raise taxes. It’s not ready to raise taxes yet, but the time is coming—there is an impending budget catastrophe. Now is the time that the staffers should be doing the legwork, [preparing] the contingencies.”

June 16, 2011 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves, Think Tank Reports | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Back in San Diego

Usd_photoAfter a month back home in Cincinnati, I have returned to Southern California for my eighth summer teaching Tax I at the University of San Diego School of Law, my third as the Herzog Summer Visiting Professor in Taxation.  San Diego is truly America's Finest City, with spectacular weather, natural beauty, and a dizzying array of things to do. But what is even more enjoyable is renewing acquaintances with the many friends we have made over the years here (not to mention enjoying the world's best pizza and hamburgers).

June 6, 2011 in Legal Education, Miscellaneous, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

President Obama Nominates Kathleen Kerrigan, Al Lauber to Tax Court

White House press release:

President Obama announced today his intent to nominate Kathleen Kerrigan and Albert Lauber as Judges to the United States Tax Court. ...

Kathleen Kerrigan
Kathleen Kerrigan serves as tax and Social Security counsel for the majority staff of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She is also the staff director for the Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy. Previously, Ms. Kerrigan was a Partner at Baker and Hostetler LLP, working in the government affairs practice group. Before arriving at Baker and Hostetler, Ms. Kerrigan served as legislative director for Congressman Richard E. Neal. Ms. Kerrigan earned a B.S. from Boston College and a J.D. from Notre Dame.

Albert Lauber
Lauber Albert Lauber is the Director of the Graduate Tax and Securities Programs and a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown Law School. Previously, Mr. Lauber spent 17 years as a partner in Caplin & Drysdale, a Washington D.C. tax firm. There, he specialized in tax litigation at the trial and appellate levels, tax procedure, taxation of non-profit organizations, state and local taxation, and constitutional law. From 1983 to 1988, he served in the U.S. Department of Justice as Deputy Solicitor General and previously as Tax Assistant to the Solicitor General. He was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, and Judge Malcolm R. Wilkey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He received a B.A. and a J.D. from Yale University and Master’s degrees from Clare College and Cambridge University.

May 26, 2011 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mihir Desai Accepts Joint Tenured Professorship at Harvard Law School

Desai HBS's Mihir A. Desai Accepts Joint Tenured Professorship With HLS:

Mihir A. Desai, who currently serves as the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance, the Senior Associate Dean for Planning and University Affairs, and the Chair of Doctoral Programs at Harvard Business School, has accepted a joint appointment to the faculty of Harvard Law School as a tenured Professor of Law.

An expert in tax policy, international finance and corporate finance, Desai was a visiting professor at HLS in 2009. A recipient of the Student Association Award for teaching excellence from the HBS Class of 2001, he will continue to teach in the General Management Program and various Executive Education Programs at HBS. He will also continue to co-teach a Public Economics course at Harvard College.

Said HLS Dean Martha Minow: “We at the law school are simply delighted to welcome Mihir Desai, one of the world’s leading experts on the appropriate design of tax policy in global settings. His expertise includes the links between corporate governance and taxation, the globalization of firm activities, and empirical effects of tax and economic policies. He is a superb teacher, as the students at Harvard Business School well know, and as our own students learned when he was a visiting professor here recently. His participation in our community has already enriched discussions among our strong faculty in tax law and policy, corporate governance, and finance. With his joint appointment, his gifts as an interlocutor, and his superb research and teaching, he will further strengthen the bridge between the Law School and the Business School.”

(Hat Tip: Vic Fleischer.)

May 17, 2011 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Farewell (But Not Goodbye), Malibu

Pepperdine University Logo My wife and I are back in Cincinnati after spending the spring semester at Pepperdine University School of Law.  We had a wonderful time in Malibu and are grateful to Interim Dean Tom Bost and the Pepperdine faculty, staff, and students for making our stay so enjoyable. We especially appreciated the opportunity to live in the Pepperdine home on Broad Beach, which we were delighted to share with a steady stream of Cincinnati visitors (as well as gatherings of Southern California Tax Profs and my students). I am looking forward to rejoining my Cincinnati faculty colleagues for the Fall 2011 semester and teaching Introduction to Law to the incoming 1L class and Federal Income Tax and Federal Estate & Gift Tax to the returning 2Ls and 3Ls, before returning to Pepperdine for the Spring 2012 Semester for my third stint as the D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law.

May 9, 2011 in Legal Education, Miscellaneous, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Clarissa Potter to Leave IRS in June

Potter Potter to Leave IRS in June. 2011 TNT 87-6 (May 5, 2011):

Clarissa Potter, IRS deputy chief counsel (technical), will step down from that position in June to take a position in the private sector.

News of her departure was first announced in a May 3 internal memorandum sent by IRS Chief Counsel William J. Wilkins. According to that memo, Potter had not decided where in private practice she will go but is "exploring her options and will be spending some time off with her family."

A former professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, Potter told Tax Analysts May 4 that she does not plan to return to academia. "I'm looking at different opportunities," she said.

Potter said her proudest moment during her time with the chief counsel's office was how the office came through the financial crisis. "We were just one part of the whole team, but we were faced with a lot of difficult questions. People here really stepped up and did everything right," she said.

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May 8, 2011 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Russell Osgood Named Dean Finalist at San Diego

USD Tax Prof Russell K. Osgood, former President of Grinnell College (1998-2010) and former Dean of Cornell Law School (1988-98), is one of three finalists for the San Diego deanship.  (The other finalists are Stephen Ferruolo, founding partner of Goodwin Proctor's San Diego office and a former Rhodes Scholar and Stanford history professor (1979-87); and Michael Waterstone, Associate Dean for Research and Academic Centers and J. Howard Ziemann Fellow and Professor of Law at Loyola-L.A.) Russell was a finalist this year in the dean searches at Boston College and Pepperdine. (Hat Tip: Faculty Lounge.)

May 2, 2011 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Nancy Staudt Leaves Northwestern for USC

Staudt Tax Prof Nancy C. Staudt, Class of 1940 Research Professor of Law at Northwestern, has accepted a position as the inaugural Edward G. Lewis Professor of Law at USC. From the USC press release:

“We are thrilled to bring Nancy Staudt to USC,” said Robert K. Rasmussen, dean of USC Law. “As a leading scholar on tax and budgetary issues, she examines some of the most pressing issues facing our country today. Nancy has been at the center of important debates on tax policy. Her recent work brings empirical methodology to judicial decision making, with a special focus on fiscal issues. Adding Nancy to the faculty continues the USC tradition of analyzing law through an interdisciplinary approach.”

“The decision to join the USC community was easy,” Staudt said. “I teach and write in the area of tax law and policy, and several of the nation’s leading tax scholars are at USC Law. The fact that the law school is located right next door to a great policy school will facilitate cross-disciplinary teaching and research — is also a real plus.
“I have known and admired Provost Beth Garrett and Dean Bob Rasmussen for many years. It is exciting to join a terrific law school at terrific university with such accomplished leadership!”

This is quite a coup for USC, as Nancy will join an incredibly strong group of Tax Profs at USC:  Elizabeth Garrett (currently USC's Provost), Thomas Griffith, Edward D. Kleinbard, and Edward McCaffery. The move will likely continue USC's upward trajectory in the U.S. News tax rankings -- USC ranks 14th in the 2012 U.S. News Tax Rankings (up from 16th in 2011; USC was unranked in tax in 2010). Nancy also will further solidify Los Angeles' #1 position in Ted Seto's Tax Faculty Metropolitan Area Rankings.

For a complete list of 2011-12 Tax Prof moves, see here.

May 2, 2011 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tax Prof Moves, 2011-2012

VAP Hires

  • Kathleen Delaney Thomas (Cooley, New York) to NYU (2011-12)
  • Allen Madison (Idaho VAP) to Wyoming (2011-12)

Entry Level Hires

  • Steven Arsenault (Charlotte VAP) to Charlotte
  • Cassady ("Cass") Brewer (Morris, Manning & Martin, Atlanta) to Georgia State
  • John Brooks (Harvard Climenko Fellow) to Georgetown
  • Jim Butler (Holme Roberts & Owen, Denver) to New Mexico
  • Emily Cauble (Illinois VAP) to Michigan State
  • Diane Lourdes Dick (Bilzin Sumberg, Miami) to Seattle
  • William Foster (Washburn VAP) to Washburn
  • Itai Grinberg (U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Tax Policy) to Georgetown
  • Andy Grewal (Arizona State VAP) to Iowa
  • Philip Hackney (IRS Office of Chief Counsel) to LSU
  • Erin Hawley (King & Spalding, Washington, D.C.) to Missouri-Columbia
  • Mark Hoose (Intel Corp., Santa Clara) to San Diego
  • Khrista McCarden (Morgan Lewis, London) to Pepperdine
  • Leigh Osofsky (NYU VAP) to Miami
  • Bret Wells (BJ Services Corp., Houston) to Houston

Lateral Moves

  • Steve Johnson (UNLV) to Florida State
  • Jeff Kahn (Washington & Lee) to Florida State
  • Michelle Kwon (Texas Tech) to Tennessee
  • Tanina Rostain (New York Law School) to Georgetown
  • Andre Smith (Florida-International) to Widener-Delaware
  • Nancy Staudt (Northwestern) to USC

Promotions, Tenures, Chairs, and Professorships

  • Eleanor Weston Brown (Regent) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Allison Christians (Wisconsin) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Meredith Conway (Suffolk) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Heather Field (UC-Hastings) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Terri Lynn Helge (Texas-Wesleyan) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Rich Lavoie (Akron) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Lloyd Mayer (Notre Dame) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Ann Murphy (Gonzaga) to Professor of Law
  • Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis) to Professor of Law with Tenure

Administrative Appointments

  • Craig Boise (DePaul) to Dean (Cleveland-Marshall)
  • Tony Infanti (Pittsburgh) to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Stephen Mazza (Kansas) to Dean 

Visits

  • Stephen Black (New Hampshire) to BYU (Fall 2011)
  • Karen Burke (San Diego) to Florida (Spring 2012)
  • Dorothy Brown (Emory) to georgetown (2011-12)
  • Paul Caron (Cincinnati) to Pepperdine (Spring 2012), San Diego (Summer 2012)
  • Nina Crimm (St. John's) to Kentucky (Fall 2011)
  • David Elkins (Netanaya College School of Law, Israel) to SMU (Fall 2011)
  • Cliff Fleming (BYU) to Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (April 2012)
  • Brian Galle (Boston College) to Urban/Brookings Tax Policy Center (Fall 2011)
  • Brant Hellwig (South Carolina) to Washington & Lee (Fall 2011)
  • Tracy Kaye (Seton Hall) to Indiana-Bloomington (Fall 2011)
  • Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn) to Columbia (Spring 2012)
  • Francine Lipman (Chapman) to UNLV (Fall 2011)
  • Ruth Mason (UConn) to Virginia (Spring 2012)
  • Grayson McCouch (San Diego) to Florida (Spring 2012)
  • Nicholas Mirkay (Widener-Delaware) to Creighton (2011-12) 
  • Sergio Pareja (New Mexico) to Universidad de Rey Juan Carlos, Spain (2011-12)
  • Randle B. Pollard (Widener-Harrisburg) to Indiana University, Kelley School of Business (Fall 2011)
  • Walter Schwidetzky (Baltimore) to California Western (Fall 2011)
  • David Walker (BU) to Harvard (Spring 2012)
  • Steven Willis (Florida) to University of Warsaw, Poland (Jan. 2012)
  • Richard WInchester (Thomas Jefferson) to l’Université du 7 Novembre à Carthage, Tunisia (Spring 2012) 

For prior years' Tax Prof Moves, see:

April 20, 2011 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tax Profs Moran, Pietruszkiewicz Are Dean Finalists at Arkansas

Moran Pietruszkiewicz Tax Profs Beverly Moran (Vanderbilt) (left) and Chris Pietruszkiewicz (LSU) (right) are two of the four finalists for the Deanship at Arkansas. (The other two finalists are Stacy Leeds (Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Kansas) and Kathryn Rand (Interim Dean, North Dakota).) (Hat Tip: Faculty Lounge.) Beverly is currently a dean finalist at Cleveland State and Kansas. Chris was formerly a dean finalist at Gonzaga and Mississippi

March 21, 2011 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Christopher Hanna Named Senior Policy Advisor to Senate Finance Committee

Hanna Christopher H. Hanna (SMU) has been named Senior Policy Advisor for Tax Reform on the minority staff of the Senate Finance Committee:

He joins the Committee after serving as the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Law at SMU, where he has received the Dr. Don M. Smart Teaching Award for excellence in teaching at SMU Law School on eight separate occasions. Prior to SMU, Christopher was a tax attorney with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Steptoe & Johnson. In 1998, Professor Hanna served as a consultant in residence to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. From June 2000 until April 2001, he assisted the U.S. Joint Committee on Taxation in its complexity study of the U.S. tax system and, from May 2002 until February 2003, he assisted the Joint Committee in its study of Enron, and upon completion of the study, continued to serve as a consultant to the Joint Committee on tax legislation.

(Hat Tip: John Prebble.)

February 22, 2011 in Congressional News, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stephen Shay Named Professor of Practice at Harvard

Shay Stephen Shay, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs in the Treasury Department, has accepted a position as Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. From the Harvard press release:

Since joining the Treasury Department in 2009, Shay has worked to develop and oversee implementation of U.S. international tax policy. ... Previously a partner for 22 years at Ropes & Gray, LLP, Shay has extensive tax counseling and controversy experience advising multinational companies, private equity funds, financial institutions, global institutional investors and foreign governments on cross-border taxation matters and transfer pricing. ... Prior to joining Ropes & Gray in 1987, Shay spent five years as International Tax Counsel at the Treasury Department. ... Shay is a 1972 graduate of Wesleyan University, and he earned his J.D. and his M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1976.

February 9, 2011 in IRS News, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Russell Osgood, Jim Repetti Named Dean Finalists at Boston College

BC Logo Russell K. Osgood (Visiting Professor, Washington University; former President, Grinnell College; former Dean (and Tax Prof), Cornell) and Tax Prof Jim Repetti (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and William J. Kenealy, S.J. Professor of Law, Boston College) are among the five finalists for the Boston College deanship. (The other finalists are Michele Goodwin (Minnesota), Vincent Rougeau (Notre Dame), and Robert Schapiro (Emory).) (Hat Tip: EagleiOnline, Faculty Lounge.)

January 31, 2011 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Andy Grewal From Arizona State to Iowa

Grewal Amandeep (Andy) Grewal (Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Arizona State) has accepted a tenure track position at Iowa, beginning in July 2011. From the Iowa press release:

Professor Grewal received his BA in Economics from Williams College, his JD from The University of Michigan Law School, and his LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.  He is presently a Visiting Associate Professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where his courses include Individual Taxation, Partnership Taxation, Corporate Taxation, International Taxation, and Tax Procedure and Admin. Practice. He formerly was a tax associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP in Washington, D.C.

January 28, 2011 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Tax Prof in Paradise

Pepperdine I am thrilled to be spending the spring semester at Pepperdine University School of Law as the D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law. I got a taste of this special law school last March, teaching a one-week short course during my spring break from Cincinnati, and I am looking forward to getting to know the school, its faculty, and its students even better this semester. Pepperdine has a wonderfully distinctive mission in American legal education, particularly the integration of the Christian faith in all aspects of life at the school.  I have fallen in love with Southern California during my seven summers teaching at the University of San Diego School of Law, and I am looking forward to the warm sunshine after an unusually harsh midwestern December. With both of our children now off to college, my wife and I feel blessed to be able to spend part of our first empty nest year in beautiful Malibu, California among our new neighbors.

January 10, 2011 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)