Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Karen L. Hawkins (Chair, ABA Tax Section), The Tax Lawyer Enters a New Era:
I am pleased to report that the negotiations first reported in my fall column of ABA Tax Times are complete. The Tax Section has finalized an agreement with the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law to engage students from its full-time Tax LL.M. Program as student editors of our flagship journal, The Tax Lawyer. We believe this new relationship offers enhanced opportunities for the Section, and a new vision for The Tax Lawyer that will serve our members for years to come.
The Section's staff and Publications Committee members will be working closely with Professors Philip Postlewaite, Director of the Pritzker School of Law Tax Program, and David Cameron, Associate Director of the program, and with Georgetown University Law Center in coming months to ensure a smooth and complete transition from our current collaboration with Georgetown by September 2018. The Tax Section is grateful to the generations of Georgetown J.D. students who have served as student editors of The Tax Lawyer over nearly 50 years, and we are excited to undertake this new chapter with Northwestern. None of this would have been possible without the efforts and strong leadership provided by Julie Divola, Vice Chair - Publications, and I want to thank her publicly for her many contributions on behalf of the Section.
For The Tax Lawyer's place in the tax journal pecking order, see here.
Update: ABA's The Tax Lawyer Journal Shifts Publication to Northwestern Law