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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)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Repetti and Schneider Elected to AALS Tax Section Leadership Roles

AALS Kudos to Jim Repetti (Boston College), the new Chair of the AALS Tax Section, and Dan Schneider (Northern Illinois), the new member of the Executive Committee, who were unanimously elected to their positions at the business portion of Thursday's section meeting.

January 8, 2011 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Georgetown Names John Buckley Visiting Professor in Tax LL.M. Program

Buckley Georgetown has named John L. Buckley, Chief Democratic Tax Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, as a visiting professor in the tax LL.M. program for the 2011-12 academic year:

Buckley ... has spent nearly four decades on the Hill participating in the development of federal tax legislation. He began his career as associate counsel in the Office of the House Legislative Counsel, after earning his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1973. He would go on to participate in the crafting of all major tax legislation enacted after 1974.

December 27, 2010 in Congressional News, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Beverly Moran Is Albany Dean Finalist

Albany logo Tax Prof Beverly Moran (Vanderbilt; formerly of Cincinnati) is one of five finalists for the Albany deanship. The other finalists are:

The faculty has voted to forward three of the five names to the board of trustees for consideration.

Update:  The article in the Albany Business Review linked to above is in error:  Beverly Moran was never a finalist in the Albany Dean search. The fifth finalist is Anna W. Shavers (Nebraska).

December 17, 2010 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chris Pietruszkiewicz Is Candidate for Gonzaga Deanship

Pietruszkiewicz Tax Prof Chris Pietruszkiewicz (Vice Chancellor and J.Y. Sanders Professor of Law, LSU) is one of four candidates who have interviewed on campus thus far for the Gonzaga deanship. (You can view his Nov. 22 presentation at Gonzaga here.) The other candidates that have interviewed on campus thus far are:

 (Hat Tip: Faculty Lounge.)

November 23, 2010 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Gamage Named Stanley S. Surrey Fellow in the Office of Tax Policy

Gamage David Gamage (UC-Berkeley) has been named Special Counsel and Senior Stanley S. Surrey Fellow in the Treasury Department's Office of Tax Policy. His primary responsibility will be drafting the tax regulations for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the healthcare reform legislation). He also will provide advice on new tax legislation. The position is a temporary one, structured as an Intergovernmental Personnel Act detail (like the IRS Professor-in-Residence position). He is on leave from UC-Berkeley during the 2010-11 academic year and will return for the 2011-12 academic year.

September 20, 2010 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tax Prof Moves, 2010-2011

VAP Hires
  • Linnie Benezech (Florida VAP) to LSU (Fall 2010) and Tulane (Spring 2011)
  • Anders Christiansen (Deloitte, New York) to Loyola L.A. (2010-12)
  • Will Foster (Friday, Eldredge & Clark, Fayetteville, AR) to Washburn (2010-11) 
  • Jason Oh (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York) to NYU (2010-12)
  • Leigh Osofsky (NYU VAP) to NYU (2010-11)
  • Florie Pellerin-Catellier (Student, NYU International Tax Program) to NYU (2010-12) 
  • James Puckett (Alabama VAP) to Seattle (2010-12)

Entry Level Hires

  • Jennifer Bird-Pollan (Ropes & Gray, Boston) to Kentucky
  • Susannah Camic (Skadden, Washington, D.C.) to Wisconsin
  • Elizabeth R. Carter (Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard, New Orleans) to LSU
  • Daniel Chen (Chicago Kauffman Fellow), to Duke
  • Lilian Faulhaber (Harvard Climenko Fellow) to Boston University
  • Julia Manasfi (Loyola-L.A. VAP) to Whittier
  • Susan Morse (Santa Clara VAP) to UC-Hastings
  • John Plecnik (Law Clerk to Tax Court Judge David Gustafson) to Cleveland State
  • Tracey Roberts (Research Affiliate, Vanderbilt) to Louisville
  • Jefferson VanderWolk (Merrill Lynch) to Chinese University of Hong Kong

Lateral Moves

  • Joshua Blank (Rutgers-Newark) to NYU
  • Bradley Borden (Washburn) to Brooklyn
  • Beckett Cantley (Thomas Jefferson) to John Marshall (Atlanta)
  • Danshera Cords (Capital) to Albany
  • John Eason (Tulane) to Seattle
  • Brian Galle (Florida State) to Boston College
  • David Hasen (Penn State) to Santa Clara
  • Sarah Lawsky (George Washington) to UC-Irvine
  • Sagit Leviner to SUNY-Buffalo and Ono Academic College, Israel 
  • Greg Polsky (Florida State) to North Carolina
  • Norman Stein (Alabama) to Drexel

Promotions, Tenures, Chairs, and Professorships

  • Martin Begleiter (Drake) to Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Law (renewal) 
  • Jack Bogdanski (Lewis & Clark) to Douglas K. Newell Faculty Scholar
  • Jeffrey Cooper (Quinnipiac) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Steven Dean (Brooklyn) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Bobby Dexter (Chapman) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Brant Hellwig (South Carolina) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Michael Kirsch (Notre Dame) to Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Roberta Mann (Oregon) to Dean's Distinguished Faculty Fellow
  • Ruth Mason (Connecticut) to Professor of law with Tenure
  • Grayson McCouch (San Diego) to Class of 1975 Endowed Professor of Law
  • Nancy McLaughlin (Utah) to Robert W. Swenson Professor of Law
  • Robert J. Peroni (Texas) to Fondren Foundation Centennial Chair for Faculty Excellence
  • Kerry Ryan (St. Louis) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Joshua Tate (SMU) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Richard Winchester (Thomas Jefferson) to Professor of Law with Tenure

Administrative Appointments

  • Joshua Blank (NYU) to Faculty Director, Graduate Tax Program
  • Sam Donaldson (U. Washington) to Associate Dean
  • Michael Hatfield (Texas Tech) to Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development
  • Nancy McLaughlin (Utah) to Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development
  • Scott Schumaker (U. Washington) to Director, Graduate Tax Program

Visits

  • Steve Black (Franklin Pierce) to LSU (2010-11)
  • Neil Buchanan (George Washington) to Cornell (Visiting Scholar, Fall 2010)
  • Paul Caron (Cincinnati) to San Diego (Summer 2010) and Pepperdine (Spring 2011)
  • David Elkins (Netanaya College School of Law, Israel) to SMU (Fall 2010) 
  • Vic Fleischer (Colorado) to NYU (Fall 2010)
  • Cliff Fleming (BYU) to Central European University, Hungary (April 2010) and Murdoch University, Australia (June 2010)
  • Terri Lynn Helge (Texas-Wesleyan) to Baylor (Summer 2010)
  • Bill Lyons (Nebraska) to Boston College (Spring 2011)
  • Henry Lischer (SMU) to Georgetown (Fall 2010)
  • Larry Lokken (Florida) to Miami (Spring 2011)
  • Gary Lucas (Texas-Wesleyan) to Florida State (Spring 2011)
  • Ruth Mason (Connecticut) to Yale (2010-11)
  • Jack Miller (Idaho) to U. Washington (2010-11)
  • Shari Motro (Richmond) to Georgetown (Spring 2011)
  • George Mundstock (Miami) to San Diego (Summer and Fall 2010)
  • John Prebble (Victoria University of Wellington) to SMU (Spring 2011)
  • Adam Rosenzweig (Washington U.) to Texas (2010-11)
  • Walter Schwidetzky (Baltimore) to California Western (2009-10)
  • Andre Smith (Florida International) to Widener-Wilmington (2010-11)

Retirements and Departures

  • Regis Campfield (SMU), retired
  • Larry Lokken (Florida), retired; teaching at Miami

For prior years' Tax Prof Moves, see:

August 23, 2010 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Jobs, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Kim Brooks Named Dean at Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Brooks Tax Prof Kim Brooks (McGill) has been named Dean of the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. From the press release:

Professor Brooks graduated with a BA from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws from UBC and a Master of Laws (Taxation) from York University, Osgoode Hall Law School. Between UBC and York she worked for the firm Stikeman Elliott as a tax lawyer. Presently she holds the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in the Law of Taxation in the Faculty of Law at McGill University, having previously held appointments in the Faculties of Law at UBC and Queens, respectively. ...

Professor Brooks has significant experience with curriculum reform, strategic planning and advancement. She shows inexhaustible energy and passion for the law, for students and for law schools. She has a broad understanding of the changing contexts of legal education and law schools, and is deeply committed to seizing the opportunity before the Schulich School of Law to take the lead in curriculum reform, to increase its scholarly impact, to cultivate the professional legal community and to encourage students to work in the public interest.

July 7, 2010 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tax Prof Visits, 2010-2011

The Faculty Lounge has updated its list of Law School Visitors 2010-2011.  My annual April post on Tax Prof Moves lists all of the Tax Prof visits for 2010-2011 (as well as tax-related VAP hires, entry-level hires, lateral moves, promotions, tenures, chairs, and professorships, administrative appointments, and retirements and departures):
  • Steve Black (Franklin Pierce) to LSU (2010-11)
  • Neil Buchanan (George Washington) to Cornell (Visiting Scholar, Fall 2010)
  • Paul Caron (Cincinnati) to San Diego (Summer 2010) and Pepperdine (Spring 2011)
  • David Elkins (Netanaya College School of Law, Israel) to SMU (Fall 2010) 
  • Vic Fleischer (Colorado) to NYU (Fall 2010)
  • Cliff Fleming (BYU) to Central European University, Hungary (April 2010) and Murdoch University, Australia (June 2010)
  • Terri Lynn Helge (Texas-Wesleyan) to Baylor (Summer 2010)
  • Henry Lischer (SMU) to Georgetown (Fall 2010)
  • Gary Lucas (Texas-Wesleyan) to Florida State (Spring 2011)
  • Ruth Mason (Connecticut) to Yale (2010-11)
  • Jack Miller (Idaho) to U. Washington (2010-11)
  • Shari Motro (Richmond) to Georgetown (Spring 2011)
  • George Mundstock (Miami) to San Diego (Summer and Fall 2010) 
  • Adam Rosenzweig (Washington U.) to Texas (2010-11)
  • Walter Schwidetzky (Baltimore) to California Western (2009-10)
  • Andre Smith (Florida International) to Widener-Wilmington (2010-11)

June 25, 2010 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tax Profs Take Charge at Boston College

Repetti Ring Following up on this morning's post, BC Dean John Garvey Named President of Catholic University -- Boston College Law School is in capable hands, as newly-minted Associate Deans of Academic Affairs (and Tax Profs) James R. Repetti (left) and Diane Ring (right) mind the store, pending the appointment of an Interim Dean and, ultimately, a permanent Dean. 

  

June 15, 2010 in Legal Education, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Tribute to Regis Campfield

CampfieldThe SMU Law Review has published a tribute to Regis Campfield upon his retirement after 32 years on the faculty (63 SMU L. Rev. 3-14 (2010)):

June 15, 2010 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Back in San Diego

Usd_photoI am back in San Diego for my seventh summer teaching Tax I at the University of San Diego School of Law, my second 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 satisfying my hankering for this).

June 7, 2010 in Legal Education, Miscellaneous, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

IRS Names Charlotte Crane 2010-11 Professor-in-Residence

Crane IRS Chief Counsel William J. WIlkins has named Charlotte Crane (Northwestern) as the 2010-2011 Professor in Residence:

The IRS Professor in Residence reports directly to the Chief Counsel and provides advice and assistance on a variety of legal issues within the scope of his or her expertise. The program provides some of the nation’s top legal academics the opportunity to contribute to the development of legal tax policy and administration. ...

Crane has been a professor at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago since 1982, teaching both in the J.D. program and the Graduate Tax Program. She has been active in the Tax Committee of the American Association of Law Schools, the American Bar Association Tax Section, and currently serves as President of the Order of the Coif. ... Prior to joining the Northwestern faculty, Crane worked at the Hopkins and Sutter law firm in Chicago. She clerked for Judge Wade McCree on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Justice Harry A. Blackmun on the Supreme Court of the United States. She earned her J.D. magna cum laude at the University of Michigan and her B.A. magna cum laude from Radcliffe College in Harvard University.

Prior Professors in Residence:

  • 2009-10:  Jon Forman (Oklahoma)
  • 2008-09: David Hasen (Penn State; moving to Santa Clara)
  • 2007-08: Greg D. Polsky (Florida State; moving to North Carolina)
  • 2007: Calvin H. Johnson (Texas)
  • 1990-91: Laurence B. Wohl (Dayton) & Lawrence A. Zelenak (North Carolina)
  • 1988-89: Marilyn E. Brookens (Baylor), Mark W. Cochran (St. Mary’s) & Stanley D. Neeleman (BYU)
  • 1987-88: William H. Lyons (Nebraska), Scott A. Taylor (New Mexico)
  • 1986-87: Martin J. McMahon, Jr. (Kentucky), Daniel L. Simmons (UC-Davis)
  • 1985-86: J. Clifton Fleming, Jr. (BYU) & Robert J. Peroni (Tulane)
  • 1984-85: Alan S. Schenk (Wayne State), Henry J. Lischer, Jr. (SMU)
  • 1982-83: Daniel Goldberg (Maryland)

June 3, 2010 in IRS News, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Harvey Joins Villanova Grad Tax Faculty as Distinguished Professor of Practice

Harvey J. Richard (Dick) Harvey will be joining the full-time faculty of Villanova Law's Graduate Tax Program as a Distinguished Professor of Practice.  From the Villanova press release:

Professor Harvey is currently the Senior Advisor to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman and is responsible for providing him guidance on matters of policy and tax administration.  He was appointed to his position in August 2008 and works closely with the IRS Chief Counsel's office, the Treasury Department Office of Tax Policy, the Department of Justice, and various Congressional staff.

While at the IRS, Professor Harvey has been substantially involved in many high profile tax issues, including:  (i) the IRS's administrative and legislative efforts surrounding unreported offshore accounts, (ii) the IRS's proposal to require corporations to disclose tax issues on their return, and (iii) the LILO/SILO settlement initiative.  He also has been involved in many other tax policy and administration issues.

June 2, 2010 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Tax Prof Anne Alstott Leaves Harvard to Return to Yale

Alstott Tax Prof Anne Alstott, who moved from Yale to Harvard in 2008, is returning to Yale, effective July 1, 2011. From her Harvard web page:

After graduating from law school in 1987, Professor Alstott spent three years as an associate at a Wall Street law firm and two years as an attorney-advisor in the Treasury Department's Office of Tax Legislative Counsel. In 1992, she joined the faculty of the Columbia University School of Law as an associate professor. At Columbia, she won the Professor Willis L.M. Reese Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 1997, she became a tenured professor of law at Yale, where she twice won the Yale Law Women teaching award. In 2004, Yale named her the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation. She arrived at Harvard in 2008.

This is an important move by Yale to shore up its tax curriculum following the loss of tax legend Michael Graetz to Columbia.  (The departures of Alstott and Gratez likely explain why Yale dropped out of the U.S. News & World Report tax rankings this year for the first time (following a nosedive from #10 to #19 in last year's rankings).

May 28, 2010 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Richard Gershon Named Dean at Mississippi

Gershon Following up on my prior post:  the Associated Press reports that Tax Prof I. Richard Gershon (former Dean of Texas-Wesleyan and founding Dean of Charleston) has been named Dean at the University of Mississippi School of Law, effective July 1. (Hat Tip: Dan Filler.) 

May 21, 2010 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Lily Batchelder Named Chief Tax Counsel of Senate Finance Committee

Batchelder Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus today named Tax Prof Lily L. Batchelder (NYU) as Chief Tax Counsel.  From the press release:

“I’m glad to welcome Lily back to the Senate Finance Committee’s tax team. Lily’s wide range of experience and expert knowledge of tax and public policy make her an invaluable advisor to the Finance Committee as we continue our efforts to create jobs, help small businesses grow, close the tax gap and explore tax reform,” said Baucus. “I’m pleased to have Lily on board and know she’ll be a real asset to the Committee.”

Batchelder currently serves as a Professor of Law and Public Policy at New York University School of Law, as Affiliated Faculty at New York University Wagner School of Public Service and as an Affiliated Scholar with the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor and an Associate Professor at New York University School of Law and a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. She has worked as a Tax Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and conducted research as a Wiener Fellow at the Wiener Center on Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Batchelder has also worked in the New York State Government, as a social worker, as a law clerk for the Senate Finance Committee’s tax office and for the Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice. She has testified as a tax policy expert before the Senate Finance Committee and the Joint Economic Committee.

May 17, 2010 in Congressional News, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Gershon, Pietruszkiewicz Are Finalists for Mississippi Deanship

Gershon Pietruszkiewicz_3_small Tax Profs I. Richard Gershon (former Dean at Charleston) and Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz(Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs and J.Y. Sanders Professor of Law at LSU) are two of the three finalists for the University of Mississippi School of Law deanship. (The third candidate is Fred Slabach, Executive Secretary of the Truman Scholarship Foundation and former Dean at Texas-Wesleyan, a University of Mississippi School of Law graduate.)   

April 19, 2010 in Legal Education, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bogdanski Named Faculty Scholar at Lewis & Clark

Bogdanski Pix Jack Bogdanski has been named the inaugural Douglas K. Newell Faculty Scholar at Lewis & Clark "in recognition of his commitment to teaching excellence, student achievement, and rigorous scholarship." From Jack's faculty homepage:

Professor Bogdanski practiced in Portland as a partner at Stoel Rives. He has taught at Lewis & Clark since leaving practice in 1986. In the fall of 1992 he was a visiting professor of law at Stanford University. He is a five-time winner of Lewis & Clark's Leo Levenson Award for excellence in law teaching, which was most recently bestowed upon him by the class of 2003. He supervises the school's tax moot court team that has won national honors, and he founded and runs a volunteer clinic to assist international students with U.S. tax issues. ... He is the author of the treatise Federal Tax Valuation and the editor-in-chief of the bimonthly journal Valuation Strategies. He ... is currently the Closely Held Business and Valuation columnist for Estate Planning magazine.

Jack writes the wildly popular blog, Jack Bog's Blog.  I had the pleasure of consulting on a case with Jack several years ago, which gave me the opportunity to witness first hand his mastery of federal tax valuation issues.

April 18, 2010 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Larry Lokken Retires From Florida, Joins Miami Faculty

Lokken Lawrence Lokken, Hugh Culverhouse Eminent Scholar in Taxation at the University of Florida College of Law, is taking emeritus status this fall. He is moving to the University of Miami School of Law next January as Professor of Law.  Larry is the co-author of the acclaimed multi-volumne treatise, Federal Taxation of Income, Estates & Gifts (with Boris I. Bittker). 

  

  

April 14, 2010 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tax Implications of Visits and Sabbaticals

John A. Miller (Idaho) & Robert Pikowsky (Georgia Institute of Technology) have posted Taxation and the Sabbatical: Doctrine, Planning, and Policy, 63 Tax Law. ___ (2010), on SSRN.  Here is the abstract:

It is common practice for faculty who go on sabbatical leave to take up temporary residence at another location during the sabbatical period. This temporary relocation has significant income tax implications. These tax implications also arise when a faculty member at one institution serves as a visiting scholar at another institution (a scholar’s visit). This article describes the current income tax treatment of sabbaticals and scholar’s visits and develops the tax planning hurdles and opportunities posed by this treatment. It concludes with a consideration of the policy issues raised by this state of affairs.

Jack agreed to let me share with the broader tax community his post this afternoon on the TaxProf Discussion Group:

[N]early all meals while serving as a visiting professor are likely deductible (subject to the 50% rule and to the rules with respect to miscellaneous itemized deductions). This includes weekends and holidays. I won’t try to set out all of our analysis here but just note that this outcome arises from the interplay between § 162(a)(2) and the rules with respect to location of one’s tax home. We agree with those who think this is poor policy. Nonetheless, we think the law is fairly clear.

April 6, 2010 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, April 2, 2010

John Eason Leaves Tulane for Seattle

Eason John K. Eason (Tulane) has accepted a senior lateral offer from Seattle.  From the Seattle press release:

Professor John Eason plans to join the faculty from Tulane University Law School, where he has taught since 2000. Before that, he was in private practice for six years at a firm in Greensboro, North Carolina. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of federal taxation, trusts and estates, nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, asset protection, elder law and property. He graduated summa cum laude from Duke University School of Law and graduated first in his class in his LL.M. taxation program at the University of Florida College of Law, where he also taught.

April 2, 2010 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sarah Lawsky Leaves GW for UC-Irvine

Lawsky Sarah Lawsky (George Washington; visiting at Virginia) has accepted a position at the new law school at UC-Irvine.  From Sarah's GW website:

Professor Lawsky joined the GW Law School faculty in 2007. She teaches and writes in the area of taxation. Before entering academia, she worked at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson LLP, where she provided tax advice to corporations, LLCs, tax-exempt organizations, and high-net-worth individuals.

She earned a B.A. in philosophy with an allied field of math from the University of Chicago, a J.D. from Yale University, and an LL.M. in tax law from New York University. While in law school, Professor Lawsky was executive editor of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to attending law school, she helped veterans with psychiatric disabilities obtain social security and veterans benefits.

This is quite a coup for UC-Irvine to land one of the tax academy's biggest rising stars, and quite an opportunity for Sarah to be the founding Tax Prof at the country's most exciting new law school.

March 22, 2010 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

David Hasen Leaves Penn State for Santa Clara

Hasen Tax Prof David Hasen (Penn State), formerly of Michigan and the 2008-09 IRS Office of Chief Counsel Professor in Residence, has accepted a permanent position at Santa Clara. From his Penn State web page:

Professor Hasen's principal areas of teaching and research interest are taxation, jurisprudence, administrative law, and contracts. His current research projects include an examination of legal transition relief, the taxation of financial products, and the concept of neutrality in international taxation. Professor Hasen is also interested in expanding access of the poor to legal services and in using the law to promote social justice.

March 20, 2010 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tax Prof Administrative Appointments at the University of Washington

Donaldson Schumacher Congratulations to two Tax Profs at the University of Washington School of Law (who also are authors of books (International Tax, Tax Crimes) in our LexisNexis Graduate Tax Series):

        • Samuel A. Donaldson (left), Professor of Law and Director of the Graduate Tax Program, has been named Associate Dean, effective July 1, 2010
        • Scott Schumacher (right), Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Tax Clinic, has been named Director of the Graduate Tax Program, effective July 1, 2010

March 11, 2010 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Tax Prof Finalists for Mercer Deanship

Gershon PietruszkC Tax Profs I. Richard Gershon (Former Dean, Charleston) (left) and Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz (Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs and J.Y. Sanders Professor of Law, LSU) (right) are two of the six finalists for the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University deanship.

   

March 11, 2010 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gregg Polsky Leaves Florida State for North Carolina

Polsky Faculty Lounge and Feminist Law Professors report that Gregg D. Polsky, Sheila M. McDevitt Professor of Law at Florida State, has accepted a senior offer at North Carolina.  Gregg previously was a tenured professor at Minnesota, a visiting professor at Florida, and Professor in Residence at the IRS's Office of Chief Counsel (2007-08).  (This is the second major tax loss for Florida State this year, as Brian Galle has accepted a lateral offer at Boston College.) 

February 18, 2010 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Grayson McCouch Named Endowed Professor at San Diego

McCouch Grayson McCouch has been named the 2010-2011 Class of 1975 Endowed Professor at San Diego.  From the press release:

The award was established by the Class of 1975 at its 25-year reunion gift to the law school to recognize meritorious teaching, leadership and academic accomplishments of a professor in the School of Law.

Before joining the USD faculty, Professor McCouch was a professor at the University of Miami School of Law. He clerked for Judge Hugh H. Bownes on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and practiced law with firms in Boston and Minneapolis. He was a research fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany. McCouch teaches and writes primarily in the areas of wills, trusts and taxation. His recent publications include The Empty Promise of Estate Tax Repeal, Probate Law Reform and Nonprobate Transfers, and COBRA Strikes Back: Anatomy of a Tax Shelter (with Professor Karen Burke). He is co-author (with B. Bittker and E. Clark) of a leading casebook on federal estate and gift taxation. McCouch is a member of the American Law Institute.

February 12, 2010 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves, Tax Profs | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Cliff Fleming Named Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Vienna

Fleming From a BYU press release:

J. Clifton Fleming, Jr., holder of the Ernest L. Wilkinson Chair at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, has been appointed to the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Department of Public Law and Tax Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria, for the 2011 winter semester. He will teach a course in U.S. international taxation and a seminar for doctoral students. (Distinguished Chairs are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar program.)

February 12, 2010 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves, Tax Profs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, January 29, 2010

David Weisbach Spurns Yale Offer to Remain at Chicago

Weisbach Brian Leiter reports that David A. Weisbach, the Walter J. Blum Professor of Law and Kearney Director of the Program in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago Law School who taught a short course last year at Yale Law School as the Maurice R. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Law, has turned down a senior lateral offer from Yale to remain at Chicago.

  

   

January 29, 2010 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Brian Galle Leaves Florida State for Boston College

Galle Brian Galle (Florida State) has accepted a lateral offer from Boston College.  This is quite a coup for BC -- Brian is an incredibly talented and prolific young tax scholar, with a dozen major pieces in just four years in the academy.  He has visited at Georgetown and George Washington.  Brian joins a very strong tax faculty at BC (Hugh Ault, Ray Madoff, Jim Repetti, and Diane Ring) -- BC ranks 23rd in the latest U.S. News Tax Rankings (10th among law schools without a graduate tax program).

January 27, 2010 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Tax Policy Center Offers to Host Tax Profs on Sabbatical

Rosanne Altshuler, Director of the Tax Policy Center, writes with the following generous offer to Tax Profs with upcoming sabbaticals:

The Tax Policy Center is interested in hosting tax law professors on their sabbaticals. In 2009, we hosted Harvard law professor Dan Halperin and University of Florida law professor Larry Lokken. We can provide an office, phone, computer, stimulating discussion with people who care passionately about tax policy, immersion in the Washington policy scene, and access to exceptional research assistants. In return, visitors contribute both formally and informally to TPC publications and policy seminars. Inquiries should be sent to info@taxpolicycenter.org.

January 22, 2010 in Tax, Tax Prof Jobs, Tax Prof Moves, Think Tank Reports | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Joshua Blank Begins Work as Faculty Director of NYU Graduate Tax Program

Blank Joshua D. Blank, formerly of Rutgers-Newark, assumed his duties as Associate Professor of the Practice of Tax Law and Faculty Director of the Graduate Tax Program at NYU on Jan. 1.  From the NYU announcement:

From 2006 to 2008, he served as an Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law at NYU School of Law, where he taught several advanced tax courses. From 2002 to 2006, Blank was an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he advised clients regarding tax aspects of complex public and private company mergers, spin-offs, and hostile takeovers.

January 4, 2010 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Karen Brown Is Dean Finalist at Seattle

Brown Tax Prof Karen Brown (George Washington) is one of four dean finalists at Seattle:

The Dean Search Committee at Seattle University School of Law is delighted to announce four finalists for the deanship. The committee was impressed by their outstanding records of academic achievement, administrative experience, and their enthusiastic embrace of the law school's mission to educate outstanding lawyers who are leaders for a just and humane world. The committee reviewed dozens of applications and nominations. These four stood out among the highly qualified pool. ...

Karen Brown is the Phillip Rothschild Research Professor of Law at George Washington University School of Law. She has also served as a professor at Brooklyn Law School and the University of Minnesota, where she was the Julius E. Davis Professor of Law and served as associate dean for academic affairs. Before beginning her teaching career, Brown was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, and an associate at Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C. Her teaching and scholarship interests are in the areas of income, corporate, and international taxation. She has co-authored a book on international tax transactions and co-edited a book on tax reform, written numerous articles and book chapters, and delivered many presentations on federal taxation. She earned her J.D. and LL.M. from New York University.

(Hat Tip: The Faculty Lounge.)

November 17, 2009 in Legal Education, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Joshua Blank Named Faculty Director of NYU Graduate Tax Program

Blank Joshua D. Blank (Rutgers-Newark) has been named Associate Professor of the Practice of Tax Law and Faculty Director of the Graduate Tax Program at New York University School of Law, effective January 1, 2010.  From the NYU announcement:

Blank is currently an Assistant Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law-Newark. From 2006 to 2008, he served as an Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law at NYU School of Law, where he taught several advanced tax courses. From 2002 to 2006, Blank was an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he advised clients regarding tax aspects of complex public and private company mergers, spin-offs, and hostile takeovers.

October 7, 2009 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Norman Stein Leaves Alabama for Drexel

Norman Stein, Douglas Arant Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law, has accepted a tenured position at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University, beginning Fall 2010.  Professor Stein has been on the Alabama faculty for 25 years.

October 1, 2009 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tax Prof Moves, 2009-2010

Entry Level Hires

  • Jordan Barry (Fried Frank, New York) to San Diego
  • Ilan Benshalom (Northwestern VAP) to Hebrew University, Israel 
  • Sam Brunson (Willkie Farr, New York) to Loyola-Chicago
  • Mirit Eyal-Cohen (UCLA SJD) to Pittsburgh
  • Morgan Holcomb (Hamline VAP) to Hamline
  • Benjamin Leff (Harvard VAP) to American
  • Sagit Leviner (Tel Aviv University, Israel, VAP) to Ono Academic College, Faculty of Law, Israel
  • Shuyi Oei (Bingham McCutchen, Boston) to Tulane
  • Randle Pollard (Ice Miller, Indianapolis) to Widener-Harrisburg
  • Peter Prescott (Exxon Mobil, Houston) to Indiana-Indianapolis

Lateral Moves

  • Craig Boise (Case Western) to DePaul
  • Dhammika Dharmapala (University of Connecticut, Department of Economics) to Illinois
  • Michael Doran (Virginia) to Georgetown
  • Victor Fleischer (Illinois) to Colorado
  • Michael Graetz (Yale) to Columbia
  • David Hasen (Michigan) to Penn State
  • Jeffrey Kahn (Penn State) to Washington & Lee
  • Edward Kleinbard (Joint Committee on Taxation) to USC
  • Daniel Lathrope (UC-Hastings) to San Francisco
  • Stuart Lazar (Thomas Cooley) to SUNY-Buffalo 
  • Roberta Mann (Widener) to Oregon
  • Amy Monahan (Missouri-Columbia) to Minnesota
  • Miranda Perry Fleischer (Illinois) to Colorado
  • John Stephens (Georgetown) to NYU
  • Ethan Yale (Georgetown) to Virginia

Promotions, Tenures, Chairs, and Professorships

  • Craig Boise (DePaul), Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Leonard Burman (Tax Policy Center), to Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • Bryan Camp (Texas Tech), George H. Mahon Professor of Law
  • Danshera Cords (Capital), Professor of Law
  • Marjorie Gell (Thomas Cooley), Associate Professor of Law
  • Nancy McLaughlin (Utah), Robert W. Swenson Professor of Law
  • Nicholas Mirkay (Widener-Delaware), Associate Professor of Law with Tenure 
  • Amy Monahan (Minnesota), Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
  • Chris William Sanchirico (Pennsylvania), Samuel A. Blank Professor of Law
  • Richard Schmalbeck (Duke), Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett Professor of Law
  • Phyllis Smith (Florida A&M), Associate Professor of Law
  • Michael Yu (California Western), Associate Professor of Law with Tenure

Administrative Appointments

  • Rosanne Altshuler (Rutgers, Department of Economics) to Co-Director, Tax Policy Center
  • Linda Beale (Wayne State), to Director, Graduate Studies
  • Craig Boise (DePaul) to Director, Graduate Tax Program
  • David Brennen (Georgia) to Dean. Kentucky
  • Jonathan Forman (Oklahoma) to IRS Professor-in-Residence
  • Myron Grauer (Capital) to Academic Director of Graduate Programs
  • Richard Gershon, Dean, Charleston, returns to faculty
  • Carolyn Jones, Dean, Iowa, returns to faculty
  • Michael Kirsch (Notre Dame), to Associate Dean
  • Leo Martinez (UC-Hastings) to Interim Dean
  • Nancy McLaughlin (Utah) to Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development
  • Deborah Schenk (NYU) to Faculty Director, Graduate Tax Program
  • Karla Simon (Catholic) to Director of Faculty Development
  • John Stephens (NYU) to Director, Graduate Tax Program
  • Donald Tobin (Ohio State) to Associate Dean for Faculty

Visits

  • Neil Buchanan (George Washington) to Cornell (Visiting Scholar, 2009-10)
  • Len Burman (Tax Policy Center) to UCLA (January Intersession)
  • Paul Caron (Cincinnati) to San Diego (Summer 2009)
  • Adam Chodorow (Arizona State) to China on a Fulbright Scholarship (2009-10)
  • Mark Cochran (St. Mary's) to Texas (Fall 2009)
  • Danshera Cords (Capital) to Albany (Spring 2010)
  • Mihir Desai (Harvard Business School) to NYU
  • David Elkins (Netanaya College of Law, Israel) to SMU (2009-10)
  • Cliff Fleming (BYU) to Central European University, Hungary (April-May 2009)
  • Brian Galle (Florida State) to George Washington (2009-10)
  • Andy Grewal to Arizona State as Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Steve Johnson (UNLV) to UC-Hastings (Spring 2010)
  • Darryll Jones (Stetson) to Florida A&M (2009-10)
  • Darlene Kennedy (Baltimore City Planning Commission) to Widener-Delaware (2009-10)
  • Michael Knoll (Penn) to Columbia (Fall 2009)
  • Marjorie Kornhauser (Arizona State) to University of London School of Law (Spring 2010)
  • Sarah Lawsky (George Washington) to Virginia (2009-10)
  • Assaf Likhovski (Tel Aviv University, Israel) to UCLA (2009-10)
  • Francine Lipman (Chapman) to UC-Hastings (Fall 2009)
  • Lawrence Lokken (Florida) to Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (Fall 2009)
  • Bill Lyons (Nebraska) to Miami (Fall 2009)
  • Allen Madison (Fenwick & West, Mountain View, CA) to University of Navarra, Spain (2009-10) 
  • Robert Peroni (Texas) to Georgetown (Fall 2009)
  • Walter Schwidetzky (Baltimore) to California Western (2009-10)
  • Scott Taylor (St. Thomas) to Phoenix (2009-10)
  • David Walker (Boston University) to NYU (Fall 2009)

Retirements and Departures

  • Allan Samansky (Ohio State), retired
  • David Shores (Wake Forest), retired

For prior years' Tax Prof Moves, see:

September 3, 2009 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Susan Pace Hamill to Run for Alabama House Seat

Hamill Alabama Tax Prof Susan Pace Hamill announced yesterday that she is running for the House District 63 seat in the Alabama Legislature.  Tuscaloosa News: UA Law Professor Announces Bid for Legislature:

Hamill, a Democrat, on Wednesday listed the core principles that she said compelled her to seek public office. “I believe government must serve the weak equally as well as it serves the strong,” she told friends and supporters in front of Trinity Methodist Church. “I believe tax policy should be written not by those with the most lobbyists, but those with the greatest commitment to equity and fairness.

(Hat Tip:  Law School Headlines.)  Susan is best known for a series of pathbreaking articles applying Judeo-Christian principles to tax policy and for her strong condemnation of Alabama's tax system.

Update: For more, see the post by Susan's former colleague, Al Brophy (North Carolina), on The Faculty Lounge.

July 2, 2009 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves, Tax Profs | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Len Burman Leaves Tax Policy Center, Assumes Moynihan Chair at Syracuse

Burman Len Burman is leaving his position as Director of the Tax Policy Center to accept a position as Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.  From the press release:

“We are extremely fortunate to have recruited Dr. Len Burman as the inaugural Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs at the Maxwell School,” says Dean Mitchel Wallerstein. “As a leading national authority on tax and budgetary policy, Len will add an extraordinary depth of expertise and Washington experience to an already strong public administration faculty. His professional interests address many of the same policy issues that were of concern to the late Senator Moynihan. Indeed, it is our hope and expectation that, through Dr. Burman’s research, teaching and public engagement activities, future generations of faculty and students at the Maxwell School—and elsewhere—will be reminded of the important role that Senator Moynihan played in elevating debate and public understanding of critical domestic policy problems.”

When Burman helped to found the Tax Policy Center in 2002, his goal was to elevate public discourse and provide facts and evidence for press, policymakers, and other interested parties that went beyond the usual political spin, misinformation, and mystery that largely drove the debate. It was the kind of effort that Senator Moynihan would have applauded. “Pat Moynihan educated the public on a breathtaking range of issues with his wonderfully cogent and eloquent books and his exceptional career of public service,” says Burman. “He was a great American – a Renaissance man who left an indelible mark on so many areas of public policy. I can think of no greater honor than to hold a chair in his name. And I will be joining an exceptional group of scholars at the Maxwell School who share Senator Moynihan’s passion for applying rigorous analysis to critical public policy challenges.”

Burman is not just a policy wonk. He sings in Polyhymnia, a small a cappella chorus in Washington, enjoys cooking, and is a serious cyclist. In 2005, he and his son, Paul, cycled across the United States to raise money for Partners In Health, an NGO that provides health care and much more to poor communities in Haiti and around the world.

June 3, 2009 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves, Think Tank Reports | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Garrett Withdraws Nomination for Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy

Garrett Tax Prof Elizabeth Garrett (USC) has withdrawn as President Obama's nominee to be Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy.  From Bloomberg (Garrett Withdraws as Top Tax Official in Blow to Obama Agenda):

Garrett ... said in her withdrawal statement that personal considerations “have required that I reassess my initial decision to be considered for this office.” ...  Jeff Trinca, a tax lobbyist at Van Scoyoc & Associates in Washington who became friends with Garrett when both worked on Capitol Hill, said she wasn’t willing to undergo the rigorous vetting process Obama has imposed on his nominees following the administration’s early stumbles. “The nomination process has gotten so harsh that good people like Beth are unwilling to put them and their families through the wringer,” Trinca said.

May 29, 2009 in IRS News, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (9) | TrackBack (1)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Indiana-Indianapolis Seeks to Hire Tax Prof

Indylaw Indianana-Indianapolis is looking to a hire a tenure-track or tenured Tax Prof to begin in the 2010-11 academic year.  For details or to apply, see here.

May 28, 2009 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Jobs, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

More on Ed Kleinbard's Move From Joint Tax Committee to USC

Kleinbard (color) On Tuesday, I blogged the news that Edward D. Kleinbard is leaving his position as Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation on May 15, 2009 (after 20 months in the job) to join the faculty at USC Law School. USC issued this press release today:

University of Southern California Gould School of Law has recruited Edward D. Kleinbard, chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation in Washington, D.C., to join the USC Law faculty this summer.

"Ed is one of the nation’s top tax scholars and attorneys,” said USC Law Dean Robert K. Rasmussen. “He is a valued addition to the highly regarded corporate and tax program at USC Law.” ...

"I am thrilled with the opportunity to join USC Law,” said Kleinbard, who will teach tax law. “USC has one of the best tax faculties in the country, and the larger Los Angeles community of tax scholars and practitioners is as deep and as strong as that found anywhere. I am very lucky to consider myself a member of this extraordinary institution.”

April 23, 2009 in Congressional News, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ed Kleinbard to Leave Joint Tax Committee to Join USC Law School Faculty

Kleinbard Edward D. Kleinbard announced today that he is leaving his position as Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation on May 15, 2009 (after 20 months in the job) to join the faculty at USC Law School.  Prior to his appointment to the Joint Committee, Mr. Kleinbard was a tax partner at Cleary Gottlieb (New York). Mr. Kleinbard's stint on the Joint Committee undoubtedly will be most remembered for the 84-page report, A Reconsideration of Tax Expenditure Analysis (JCX-37-08) (May 12, 2008).

April 21, 2009 in Congressional News, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Dorothy Brown Named "Professor of the Year" at Emory

Brown Congratulations to my former colleague Dorothy Brown, who has been named "Professor of the Year" at Emory.  Dorothy is an incredible professor -- a prolific and important scholar (e.g., most recently, Critical Race Theory: Cases, Materials and Problems (Thomson-West, 2d ed. 2007); Shades of the American Dream, 87 Wash. U. L. Rev. ___ (2010); Race, Class, and the Obama Tax Plan, 86 Denv. U. L. Rev. 575 (2009); Race and Class Matters in Tax Policy, 107 Colum. L. Rev. 790 (2007)) and a phenomenal teacher who has won teaching awards at all four law schools that she has taught at (George Mason, Cincinnati, Washington & Lee, and now Emory).  (Hat Tip: Francine Lipman.)

April 20, 2009 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Leo Martinez Named Interim Dean at UC-Hastings

Martinez UC-Hastings announced on Friday that Tax Prof Leo Martinez has been been named Interim Chancellor and Dean, effective July 1, 2009, when Nell Newton steps down to accept the Notre Dame deanship:

Professor Martinez’s experience and lengthy tenure with UC Hastings provides stability for the university as we continue our search for a permanent Chancellor and Dean,” said Board Chair James E. Mahoney. "In addition," he added,"Martinez has extensive administrative experience, having served as Academic Dean for 12 years."

From Leo's faculty page:

Leo Martinez attributes his equanimical outlook to the fortunate circumstance of his birth and childhood in the pristine mountain air of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He received his undergraduate degree in math and physics from the University of Kansas and an M.S. in systems analysis from the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of Hastings. ...

[H]e lives in the Oakland hills with his wife, Sharon (an accountant). He has two children, Jennifer (a UCLA graduate and Stanford law student) and Elizabeth (a University of Chicago undergraduate). His passions include the Oakland A's, his family, Kansas basketball, racket sports, and softball (though not necessarily in that order).

April 20, 2009 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves, Tax Profs | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Tax Profs Bogdanski, Prescott Are Finalists for Montana Deanship

Tax Profs Jack Bogdanski (Lewis & Clark) and Loren Prescott (formerly at Widener) are two of the five finalists for the Montana deanship. (Hat Tip:  The Faculty Lounge.)

April 10, 2009 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

David Brennen Named Dean at Kentucky

Brennen Kudos to Tax Prof David A. Brennen (Georgia), who has been named Dean at Kentucky.  From Tax Prof Darryll K. Jones (Stetson) of our sister Nonprofit Law Prof Blog:

The University of Kentucky boasts a top tier law school, according to U.S. News and World Report, and Professor Brennen is a renowned tax scholar and administrator, having only recently completed a two year stint as Deputy Director of the American Association of Law Schools. He has previously taught at the University of Georgia, Mercer University, Syracuse, and the University of Richmond, among other places. He is a widely cited and consulted authority on the tax laws pertaining to nonprofit organizations, a driving force behind the founding of the AALS Section on Nonprofit Law, the Nonprofit Law Prof Blog, and a truly dedicated servant of the law and legal profession. There is, of course, many more positive things to say about our colleague. We will post the official University of Kentucky press release as soon as it is made available sometime tomorrow. Congratulations David!
            

April 8, 2009 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tax Policy Center Offers Sabbatical Home for Tax Profs

Len Burman, Co-Director of the Tax Policy Center, writes with the following generous offer to Tax Profs with upcoming sabbaticals:

The Tax Policy Center is interested in hosting tax law professors on their sabbaticals. We are currently hosting Harvard law professor Dan Halperin, and NYU law professsor Lily Batchelder visited last year. We can provide an office, phone, computer, stimulating discussion with people who care passionately about tax policy, immersion in the Washington policy scene, and access to exceptional research assistants. In return, visitors contribute both formally and informally to TPC publications and policy seminars. Inquiries should be sent to TPC co-director, Rosanne Altshuler.

April 8, 2009 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Yale Leaves Georgetown for Virginia

Yale (Ethan) Ethan Yale is leaving Georgetown for Virginia, where he has been visiting during the 2008-09 academic year.  From his Virginia web page:

Ethan Yale’s teaching and research focus on tax law and policy. Ethan has been a member of the Georgetown Law faculty since 2004. Prior to joining Georgetown, he was an acting assistant professor at New York University School of Law, an associate with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City, and a law clerk to Judge Jacque L. Wiener, Jr., on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Ethan is a graduate of Cornell University and Tulane Law School.

I previously blogged the news that Michael Doran is leaving Virginia for a tenured position at Georgetown.

April 6, 2009 in Tax, Tax Prof Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)