Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tax Prof Brant Hellwig Named Dean at Washington & Lee Law School

HellwigContinuing the stunning series of developments over the past week at Washington & Lee Law School (links below):

Brant Hellwig Named Next Dean of W&L Law:

Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio has announced the appointment of Brant Hellwig, professor of law at Washington and Lee University and an expert in the field of federal taxation, as dean of the W&L School of Law, effective July 1, 2015.

Hellwig succeeds Nora V. Demleitner, who announced earlier this week she would step down as dean at the end of the academic year.

Hellwig joined the W&L law school faculty in 2012. He teaches a variety of tax courses, including Federal Income Taxation of Individuals, Partnership Taxation, Corporate Taxation, and Estate and Gift Taxation. His scholarship in the field is similarly broad, ranging from the income tax treatment of deferred compensation arrangements to the estate tax treatment of closely held business entities employed as trust substitutes.

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When UVa's paper today says they have been going from a usual class size of 360 to 300, that W&L's reduction from a usual class size of 130 to 100 is "stunning?" If you read the financial document carefully, it is underwhelming -- faculty reduced through attrition over several years, increased payments from endowment not "invading corpus," 2% pay cuts for some faculty. This sort of thing is going on in a much more stunning way in a lot of other places.

Posted by: JimP | Feb 25, 2015 3:27:12 PM