Paul L. Caron

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.

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Such a shame for UVA/GW, and a big coup for UCI. I'm one of Lawksy's current students at UVA, where she's a visiting professor. We have all enjoyed her class so much, and many of us recently emailed the administration (too late) in support of offering her a permanent position. Lawsky is an incredible professor, and Fed Tax has been one of my favorite classes at UVA Law. She also makes frequent appearances in the "faculty quotes" section of our school newspaper: She has proved to be not only an incredibly clear, organized, and approachable professor; but also a delightfully funny and quotable one. A sincere congrats to UC-Irvine: If you don't already, you will soon know how lucky you are!

Posted by: Anonymous | Mar 24, 2010 8:02:01 PM

I believe several professors were "visiting out," and they took an unprecedented fall in US News. It is possible the others will come back, but it's not a terribly good sign.

Posted by: mike livingston | Mar 24, 2010 2:47:53 AM

Give me a break....

Taxpayers all across California are rejoicing...hip hip horray, hip hip horray! Tax dollars well spent!

Here's an idea - stay put, publish your ass off and add value to those degrees awarded to the poor jobless saps from GW ridled with 6 figure debt that paid your salary for the last few's the right thing to do...

Posted by: Billyjean | Mar 23, 2010 6:30:40 PM

Who else has GW lost?

Posted by: anon | Mar 23, 2010 9:09:29 AM

This hasn't been a good year for GW.

Posted by: Michael A. Livingston | Mar 23, 2010 7:41:22 AM