Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley (San Diego) delivers the annual Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy at San Diego today on Mountains and Mentors: My Path to the Court:
Judge Foley became Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court on June 1, 2018 after being elected to a two-year term. He was initially appointed to the Tax Court as Judge by President Clinton on April 9, 1995 and served until April 8, 2010. He was reappointed to the court by President Obama on November 25, 2011, with a term end date of November 24, 2026. Prior to his judicial appointments, Judge Foley served as an attorney for the Legislation and Regulations Division of the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, and Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury's Office of Tax Policy.
In addition to teaching at USD School of Law, Judge Foley is an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and the University of Colorado School of Law.
Judge Foley was the first African-American appointed to the United States Tax Court.
Previous Richard Crawford Pugh Lectures on Tax Law & Policy:
- Anne Alstott (Yale), Child Care Reform After The Pandemic (2021)
- Rosanne Altshuler (Rutgers), The International Tax Landscape: Past, Present and Future (2020)
- Lily Batchelder (NYU), Optimal Tax Theory and Distributive Justice (2019)
- Deborah Schenk (NYU), Horizontal Equity Redux (2017)
- Michael Graetz (Columbia), Tax Reform Beyond the Headlines (2015)
- Edward Kleinbard (USC), Progressive Tax or Progressive Fiscal System? (2014)
- Stephen Shay (Harvard), Coherence in International Income Taxation (2013)
- M. Carr Ferguson (Davis Polk, New York), Simplifying the Corporate Income Tax (2011)
- Eric Solomon (Steptoe, Washington, D.C.), A Framework for Tax Reform (2010)
For more on Dick Pugh, see here.