Paul L. Caron

Monday, April 23, 2018

Michelle Layser To Join Illinois Tax Faculty

LayserMichelle D. Layser (Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown) has accepted a tenure-track tax position at Illinois, beginning in August 2018:

Professor Layser is currently a Research Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches a course on social justice and taxation. Professor Layser's legal scholarship focuses on the intersection of tax law and social policy, touching on such diverse issues as housing and segregation, unequal taxation of same-sex families, the potential role of non-profits in supporting news production, and tax incentives for investment in clean energy technologies. Her most recent paper is forthcoming in 2018 in the Indiana Law Journal (How Federal Tax Law Rewards Housing Segregation). She has also published three articles in the flagship law reviews at Missouri (Improving Tax Incentives for Wind Energy Production: The Case for a Refundable Production Tax Credit), Utah (The Quest to Save Journalism: A Legal Analysis of New Models for Newspapers from Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organizations to L3Cs), and Hawaii (Tax Justice and Same-Sex Domestic Partner Health Benefits: An Analysis of the Tax Equity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act).

Before joining Georgetown as a fellow in 2016, Professor Layser worked as a Managing Editor at Bloomberg BNA and as a transactional associate at Latham & Watkins LLP. She received an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 2010 and graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2009, where she was senior content editor of the law review. She received her B.A. (cum laude) in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

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