Paul L. Caron

Friday, April 28, 2023

26th Annual Critical Tax Conference At Loyola

Loyola L.A. Logo (2020)Loyola-L.A. hosts the 26th Annual Critical Tax Conference (program) today and tomorrow:


9:00 AM: Welcome 

  • Jennifer Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

9:10 AM: What is Critical Tax? 

  • Alice Abreu (Temple) (discussant)
  • Carla Spivack (Oklahoma City) (discussant)
  • Phyllis Taite (Oklahoma City) (discussant)
  • Richard Winchester (Seton Hall; Google Scholar) (discussant)

10:00 AM: Race, Immigration, and Tax 

11:20 AM: Place-Based Taxation 

12:55 PM: Inequality 

Incubator Ideas: 

2:55 PM: Taxes, Transfers, and the Social Safety Net

Incubator Idea: 

  • Richard Winchester (Seton Hall; Google Scholar), An Employment Tax Compliance Catastrophe

4:25 PM: State and Local Taxes 

  • Pippa Browde (Montana), #TaxBack? Prohibiting State Property Taxes on Indian-Owned Land
  • Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A.; Google Scholar)
  • Perry Stern (Washington State Department of Revenue), The Use of Property Tax Levies to Fund Climate Change Mitigation and Resilience Projects
  • Adam Thimmesch (Nebraska; Google Scholar) (discussant)

Incubator Idea: 

  • Adam Thimmesch (Nebraska; Google Scholar), Who Makes State Tax Laws? A Demographic Analysis of Tax Committees in State Legislatures


8:30 AM: Tax Policy

Incubator Idea: 

10:10 AM: Crypto, Digitalization, and Tax 

11:00 AM: Critical Tax and LPE: Scholarship, Teaching, Mentoring 

  • Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.; Google Scholar), The Importance of Articulating Our Goals
  • Diane Kemker (DePaul), Rhetoric of Race and Poverty in Tax Law Casebooks
  • Alice Abreu (Temple), If We Don’t Produce Them, You Can’t Hire Them: Ten Concrete Ideas for Creating A More Diverse Tax Bar

11:50: Closing Reflections

Prior Critical Tax Theory Conferences:

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