Paul L. Caron

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Call For Proposals: Association For Mid-Career Tax Law Professors

The Association for Mid-Career Tax Law Professors (“AMT”) has issued a Call for Proposals:

Mid-CareerThe entirely overstaffed but largely underpaid 2020 AMT organizing committee—Ted Afield, Steven Dean, Miranda P. Fleischer, Brian Galle, Leigh Osofsky, and Darien Shanske—welcomes proposals for our annual conference.

AMT is a recurring conference intended to bring together relatively recently tenured professors of tax law for frank and free-wheeling scholarly discussion. Our sixth annual meeting will be held on Monday and Tuesday, June 1 and 2, 2020, at the University of North Carolina Law School, in Chapel Hill, NC. We’ll begin early on Monday and adjourn by noon-ish on Tuesday, in time to be somewhere near the middle of the line for tickets to the men’s basketball tip-off against UNC-Wilmington (Nov. 2020).

Thanks to the support of UNC, AMT is able to provide attendees with conference meals and refreshments. Attendees will be expected to cover remaining expenses incurred while away from home in the pursuit of their trade or business. Conference-rate housing will be available. Thanks to recent legislative developments, there is an increased chance that free parking will be available.

Eligible participants are those who have been voted tenure by a graduate-degree-granting institution within the past ten years (as of June 13, 2019). Beat the rush and submit your proposal today.

Proposals should provide a brief description (not to exceed one double-spaced page) of a working paper or “incubator” idea that the participant would present at the conference. Participants are expected to read all of the presented papers, and each will serve as lead discussant for one paper. In your proposal, please note additional areas of topical interest for which you would be willing to serve as discussant. The committee will conduct arguments in a span of 24 hours over two days, with no television cameras permitted, and announce its decision in due course thereafter.

Proposals may be submitted to: (with a copy to under the subject header “AMT Proposal.” Proposals should be received no later than 5 pm EST on Friday, March 13, 2020. Proposals that manage to plausibly work in good Friday the 13th jokes, or really anything covered in Publication 547, will be awarded extra points.

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