Paul L. Caron

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


  • 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

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When you have as many Israelis as Americans as entry-level hires, with 1/50 the population, either the Israelis are very good or there aren't many jobs in the American market. Maybe a little bit of both.

Posted by: mike livingston | Jul 1, 2009 3:01:18 PM

If I count correctly, that is a grand total of four entry level tax hires by American law schools, two of whom were previously in teaching as VAPs. I assume this is because of the economy. If it doesn't turn around, we are going to face an aging field which is bad news for creativity and energy.

Posted by: mike livingston | Apr 29, 2009 12:44:24 PM