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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Chodorow Named To Arizona State Professorship

ChodorowAdam Chodorow (Arizona State) has been named Jack E. Brown Professor in Law:

Chodorow teaches and writes in the field of tax. His scholarship covers a wide array of tax topics, ranging from religious taxation to the taxation of zombies — as he says, “from the sublime to the ridiculous.”

“It means a lot to me to be named the Jack E. Brown Professor,” Chodorow said. “Jack Brown was one of the great Phoenix lawyers whose legal acumen and contributions to the local bar cannot be overstated. One of my roles at ASU Law is to work closely with our adjuncts, one of the law school’s greatest resources. Being named the Jack E. Brown Professor is not only a great honor, but it also connects me more closely to Phoenix’s fabulous legal community.”

Describing his recent scholarship, he cited, The Parsonage Exemption, [ 51 UC Davis L. Rev. 849 (2018),] considering whether tax-free housing for ministers violates the First Amendment, Rethinking Basis in the Age of Virtual Currency, [36 Va. Tax Rev. 371 (2017),] which explores how best to tax Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and a number of Slate articles on a variety of tax topics. On the lighter side, Death and Taxes and Zombies [, 98 Iowa L. Rev. 1207 (2013),] considers the important question of whether those who die and come back as zombies should be considered dead for estate tax purposes. If not, there are planning opportunities for the well-advised when the apocalypse comes.”

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