Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Death of John Tiley

TileyJohn Tiley, Emeritus Professor of the Law of Taxation and Director of the Centre for Tax Law at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, Britain's leading tax academic, died Sunday at the age of 72 after apparently jumping off the roof of the law school building.

(Hat Tip: Steve Bank, Erik Jensen.)

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John Tiley was one of my favorite people in the world. Whenever I taught in Wake's summer program in London, I brought my students to Cambridge to sit at his feet. He made tax delightful. I will miss him.

Posted by: Joel Newman | Jul 3, 2013 7:28:14 AM

Very sad news. An irreplaceable loss to the academic tax world.

Posted by: Jennifer Farrell | Jul 3, 2013 7:46:40 AM

I was a student of John Tiley's when he lectured at the City of London Polytechnic in the tax slot for students preparing for the Law Society Finals Examinations in the early 1980's. Although my own legal career came to a stop after the examinations I remember John Tiley with great affection and marvelled at his capacity to deliver with great wit and learning the same content to four sets of students consecutively on Friday afternoons on a day down from Cambridge.

Posted by: Chris Martin | Jul 6, 2013 2:16:34 PM