Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Viswanathan is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor and will co-teach UC Hastings' Business Tax Practicum for Social Enterprises, scheduled to start next semester. His research focuses on tax policy, economic development, and the regulation of tax-exempt organizations.
Prior to his arrival at UC Hastings, Viswanathan was a clinical teaching fellow and lecturer at Yale Law School, where he co-taught the Community and Economic Development clinic, and worked as a tax associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP's New York City office.
He received his LLM and J.D. from New York University School of Law, and undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ...
Tax professor and Associate Academic Dean Heather M. Field says that taxation law really is about social values, and that Viswanathan is a valuable addition to the program because he consolidates scholarship with practice. "Tax has an integral social engineering and community perspective that is immensely valuable to students looking for opportunities to discover a concentration that resonates with them and that is powerful and socially relevant." With the addition of Viswanathan, she says, UC Hastings is able to continue its tradition of having strong in-house expertise while being able to meet the needs of students and to do so in a way that brings great teachers and scholars to campus.
(Hat Tip: Francine Lipman.)