Thursday, July 12, 2012
Rachel A. Van Cleave (Golden Gate), Karen Lee Hawkins: Untaxed Creativity, in Profiles in Prominence (Dan & Patricia Angel, eds.) (AvantGarde Publishing, 2008):
This book chapter profiles Golden Gate University School of Law graduate, Karen Hawkins. It describes her journey to become the director of the Office of Professional Responsibility for the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. ...
Karen's interest in tax law was sparked during her second year when she took the federal tax course with Professor Alan Cadgene. "Alan Cadgene was phenomenal. He helped me see how tax law permeates everything and his excitement for the material was infectious." She recalls that before the classroom renovations in the '80s, law professors stood on a platform at the front of the classroom. "At least one time each class, Professor Cadgene would fall off the platform while expressing his enthusiasm for what you could do with the tax code."