Paul L. Caron

Monday, October 21, 2019

Call For Papers And Commentators: 23rd Annual Critical Tax Conference At Florida

Florida Logo (2017)[W]e at the University of Florida are pleased that we will be the hosts of the 2020 version of the Critical Tax Conference. To give you all maximum time to make plans and to consider the special publication possibility that I'll describe momentarily, we are sending this official Call for Papers a bit earlier than usual.

The conference will begin early on Saturday, April 4 and conclude on Sunday the 5th, with the usual mixture of paper panels and incubator sessions — and, of course, the meals and get-togethers that we've all come to expect and enjoy.

In the Save-the-Date email, I also noted with pleasure that the Florida Tax Review is interested in providing publishing opportuntities for some of the papers that will be presented at the conference. Because of FTR's lead times, please note the following:

Critical Tax Conference participants who submit draft manuscripts to the Florida Tax Review by January 20, 2020, will receive expedited review for the Review’s Fall 2020 issue ahead of the regular submission window, which opens on February 1. If interested, please send your manuscript directly to my colleague, Charlene Luke (, and indicate in the e-mail that you intend to attend Critical Tax 2020. If you have questions about the Florida Tax Review, please also feel free to send Charlene a direct e-mail.

Please cc me on your email to Charlene, which will serve as your RSVP to indicate that you intend to join us in April. (Note that the FTR deadline should be easy to remember: 1/20/2020.)

For those of you who plan to attend the conference but do not intend to take advantage of the FTR offer, please send me your paper titles by no later than Wednesday, February 12 and 1 page incubator topics by Wednesday, March 12, 2020.

Detailed hotel and travel information to follow early next semester.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming many of you to sunny Gainesville.


Neil H. Buchanan, JD, PhD, PhD
James J. Freeland Eminent Scholar in Taxation and Professor of Law
Director of Global Scholarly Initiatives
University of Florida Levin College of Law

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