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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Texas A&M University Law Announces New Dean Robert (“Bobby”) Ahdieh

Sent on behalf of Michael K. Young, president, and Carol A. Fierke, provost & executive vice president

Upon the recommendation of the Search Advisory Committee and with the approval of the Chancellor and the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System, we are pleased Ahdieh-squareto announce the appointment of Robert (“Bobby”) Ahdieh as the next dean of the Texas A&M University School of Law and holder of the Anthony G. Buzbee Endowed Dean’s Chair, beginning on July 15.

Currently, Professor Ahdieh is the K.H. Gyr Professor of Private International Law and Director of the Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs and a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School. He served as law clerk to Judge James R. Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit before his selection for the Attorney General’s Honors Program of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Professor Ahdieh’s scholarly interests revolve around questions of regulatory and institutional design, especially in the business and financial arena. In addition to a monograph on legal transition in the former Soviet Union, published while he was still in law school, Professor Ahdieh’s work has appeared in leading journals, including the NYU Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, and the Southern California Law Review.

Professor Ahdieh also brings significant administrative experience to his new position, having served as Vice Dean and Associate Dean of Faculty at Emory for seven years. In those positions, his responsibilities variously extended to admissions, alumni relations and development, career development, curriculum design, faculty appointments and development, finance and administration, interdisciplinary initiatives, marketing and communications, non-J.D. programs, strategic and international initiatives, student affairs, and student records.

His appointment signals the next era in the evolution of the Texas A&M University School of Law, building on the successful transition of the last five years. Since joining Texas A&M in 2013, the School of Law has increased its entering class profile; hired a cohort of nationally recognized scholars, who have subsequently built on research strengths of existing faculty; and enhanced its academic programs – allowing it to offer an incredibly rich educational experience to its students and achieve national recognition.

We wish to thank the members of the search advisory committee chaired by Dean Mark Welsh, the faculty, staff, and students of the Texas A&M School of Law, and the outstanding candidates whom we were able to attract. 

Finally, we would especially like to thank Professor Thomas W. Mitchell for his service as interim dean over the last year. Through his leadership and diligence, he has helped continue the law school’s transition during a period of impressive growth and development.

Please join us in welcoming Professor Ahdieh to Texas A&M University.

June 19, 2018 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, June 4, 2018

4th annual Texas Tax Professors Workshop June 2018

4th annual Texas Tax Professors Workshop June 2018 (organized by Bryan Camp of Texas Tech this year) - with my reconstructed ankle and scooter.
 
Texas Tax Prof Workshop June 2018
 
The Texas tax professors gathered in Lubbock, Texas, at Texas Tech University School of Law. The papers critiqued included:
 
Session #1: Paper from Terri Helge (A&M) (tax exempt orgs)
Lead Commentators: Dennis Drapkin (SMU), Alyson Outenreath (TTU)
 
Session 2: Paper from Jack Manhire (A&M) (tax compliance)
Lead Commentator: Steve Black (TTU)
 
Session #3: Paper from Brett Wells (UH) (§355)
Lead Commentators: Bruce McGovern (South Texas), Mark Cochran (St. Mary's)
 
Session #4: Open Discussion of Current Projects
 
Session #5: Paper from Cal Johnson (UT) (tax and economics)
Lead Commentator: William Byrnes
 
Session #6: Paper from Andy Morriss (A&M) (English tax rule)
Lead Commentator: Jack Manhire (A&M)
 
Session #1: Terri Helge’s paper will be a follow-up to her article Rejecting Charity: Why the IRS Denies Tax Exemption to 501(C)(3) Applicants, 14 Pitt. Tax Rev. 1 (2017). This new paper will be an empirical study of IRS revocations of exemptions.
 
Session #2: Jack Manhire’s paper will be a follow-up to his article Tax Compliance as a Wicked System, 18 Fla. Tax Rev. 235 (2016). Jack’s new paper is tentatively titled Visualizing a Wicked System Theory of Tax Compliance. Jack’s paper will consider whether tax compliance can usefully be considered in terms of compliant vs, non-complaint returns. Jack writes: "The hope is to see, via a heuristic model, how parameters that the tax authority can directly control interact with indirect attributes (including parameters that non-tax regulatory authorities can directly control) to a affect the positive or negative growth of the population of compliant tax returns. In this way, the heuristic hopes to account for the complicatedness" of tax compliance (the \top-down" organization of a structural system), and the iterative \complexity" of the system (the \bottom-up" non-directed and self-organizing attributes of a dynamical system) that are both found in \wicked systems."
 
Session #3: Brett Well’s paper will be on Section 355. Brett writes: "I would like to present a paper on how to reform Section 355. Section 355 is a hodgepodge of bolt-ons that have not been thought through in a comprehensive way, and at the heart of 355 is a very subject business purpose and device test. The device test was designed under an old bailout of E&P at capital gains rates concerns, but we have had rate parity for a decade yet the device test lives on unchanged. The device test should be refocused for the issues that are relevant today, and the business purpose test should be more objectified, and Section 355(d), Section 355(a)(2)(D), and Section 355(e) should be harmonized into a coherent regime. This is the focus of the paper, and I would greatly benefit from a good discussion from others.”
 
Session #5: Cal Johnson’s paper will be on the macro effects of the 2017 Tax Bill. Cal writes: “Johnson argues that the $2.5 trillion spent on incentives for capital over ten years in the 2017 Tax Bill are a waste of money because American capital cannot find investments with positive returns, above inflation. The Tax Bill will reduce the returns further into the negative range. Wasting $2.5 trillion on no-growth capital is going to push federal debt to the critical breaking point where our creditors no longer believe us and no longer consider U.S. debt to be risk-free. As that crisis approaches, we will need to undo incentives to no-growth capital.”
 
Session #6: Andy Morriss’ paper is not a follow up to anything! It concerns the codification of a common law rule called the “Hastings-Bass Rule” by Jersey (old, not new). The rule allows for correction of errors by trustees in some circumstances (mostly tax). After English courts dramatically restricted the common law rule, Jersey codified the broader version. Andy writes: “In this paper, I argue that this represents a positive example of the O’Hara-Ribstein law market in action, with Jersey seeking a competitive advantage in the global competition for trusts by enshrining the Hastings-Bass rule in its statutes and using the opportunity to improve on the common law version the statute replaced.”

June 4, 2018 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law hiring research and teaching associate position

We are pleased to remind you again that the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law is advertising for a research and teaching associate position. The deadline for applications is May 30, 2018.
 
We would be delighted if you applied for this position and please kindly distribute this announcement to other qualified colleagues.
 
For more information on the position, please see our website under "Further Information":https://www.wu.ac.at/en/taxlaw/. If you would like to apply, or you know somebody who may be interested, please send your application to Ms. Theodora Stergidou (jobtaxlaw@wu.ac.at).
 
Kind regards,

Michael Lang / Alexander Rust / Josef Schuch / Claus Staringer / Pasquale Pistone / Alfred Storck / Jeffrey Owens / Maria Wimmer

May 23, 2018 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

International Tax Law Research and Teaching Associate Position

We are pleased to announce that the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law is offering a position as research and teaching associate. The deadline for applications is May 30, 2018.
 
We would be delighted if you applied for this position and please kindly distribute this announcement to other qualified colleagues.
 
For more information on the position, please see our website under "Further Information":https://www.wu.ac.at/en/taxlaw/. If you would like to apply, or you know somebody who may be interested, please send your application to Ms. Theodora Stergidou (jobtaxlaw@wu.ac.at).

Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Welthandelsplatz 1
Vienna 1020
Austria

April 25, 2018 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Faculty Speaker Series

Texas AM 2018-19 Faculty Speaker Series PDFTexas A&M Law's next Faculty Speaker Series presentation will be delivered by Bernard Oxman (Miami) at noon on Wednesday, 11/1, in the Conference Center. Lunch will be provided.

The full 2017-18 Faculty Speaker Series schedule is outlined in the image – please feel free to share it with blogs and colleagues at other schools.

 

October 19, 2017 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cambridge Symposium Invites Tax Scholars to Present Papers

This year the Directorate of the Cambridge Symposium (of Jesus College) selected leading US tax scholars to present and network with approximately 1,800 delegates from 110 countries representing top academic institutions, governments, global banks, and large professionals firms.  The Cambridge Symposium, now in its 35th year, allows deep networking and backchannel discussion over eight days on Jesus College' campus.

Michael Hatfield (University of Washington), Leandra Lederman (Indiana-Bloomington), and Adam Thimmesch (Nebraska) undertook a discussion moderated by the chairperson FullSizeRenderWilliam Byrnes (Texas A&M) on Tax Compliance and Tax Privacy: A U.S. Perspective at the 35th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime at the University of Cambridge.  This panel explored cutting-edge issues in tax compliance, information reporting, and tax privacy. The topics include recent developments in the behavioral economics and psychology of tax compliance, and the rapidly evolving use of technology and big data in tax enforcement and its impact on the privacy of taxpayers.

Leandra Lederman (center right) shared, “I thought it was a terrific conference, and I made some nice international connections.” 

Adam Thimmesch (far right) added, “I’d just like to echo Leandra’s thoughts, and thank you again for a great experience.  The conference was fantastic, and the panel was very enjoyable.”  

“The symposium was an extraordinarily unique opportunity to hear and share ideas on the on global crime and cybersecurity concerns” expressed Michael Hatfield (center left), an Aggie ('91 and '93) who added, "high energy job with the panel" and provided the traditional Aggie "Gig'em".  

“Cambridge is the preeminent annual symposium to address the overlap of intelligence, economic crime prevention, and tax compliance issues,” said William Byrnes (far left).  “I look forward to continuing this panel’s discussion of these important issues at the 36th annual Cambridge symposium.”

Cambridge Symposium ScholarsTheir papers and/or slides are linked to below:

Download Hatfield Cybersecurity and Individual Income Tax Reform Presentation

Download Lederman--U.S. Tax Compliance Issues--Cambridge

Download Thimmesch - Tax Privacy - Cambridge

Download Byrnes Cambridge 2017 Disclosing Wealth

September 20, 2017 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 15, 2017

First Tier Law Schools Ranked By SSRN, But Beware Ghost Author Affiliations

Below are the top 50 U.S. laws schools by SSRN statistics.  

However, when combing through "authors" and the author's downloads by the school, several authors at the top schools did not appear on the law school website and a look at the LinkedIn profile did not contain mention of the law school as a faculty employer.  Are the 'ghost' authors possibly misrepresenting the employer?  Is the employer turning a blind eye to whom lists it as an affiliation to elevate its academic impact/relevance on SSRN?  Something worth looking into for an enterprising researcher in order to clean the numbers by matching against actual employed full-time faculty members.

Rank
Institution
  Total New Downloads # of New Papers New Downloads per paper   Total # of Downloads # of Papers Total Downloads per paper   # of Authors Total Downloads per author New Downloads per author
1 Harvard Law School Authors   148,058 (1) 274 (1) 48 (12)   1,489,298 (1) 3,103 (1) 480 (6)   358 (3) 4,160 (13) 414 (17)
2 Yale University - Law School Authors   110,486 (2) 201 (3) 58 (6)   825,797 (5) 1,903 (4) 434 (10)   366 (2) 2,256 (51) 302 (38)
3 Stanford Law School Authors   109,012 (3) 153 (5) 68 (5)   897,011 (2) 1,607 (7) 558 (1)   263 (7) 3,411 (20) 414 (17)
4 New York University School of Law Authors   94,303 (4) 200 (4) 40 (17)   753,656 (6) 2,386 (2) 316 (24)   388 (1) 1,942 (65) 243 (60)
5 Columbia University - Law School Authors   84,034 (5) 134 (7) 46 (14)   835,029 (4) 1,811 (5) 461 (8)   275 (5) 3,036 (24) 306 (35)
6 George Washington University - Law School Authors   80,476 (6) 121 (10) 49 (10)   872,649 (3) 1,630 (6) 535 (3)   185 (9) 4,717 (11) 435 (13)
7 University of Chicago - Law School Authors   73,925 (7) 114 (12) 53 (7)   747,408 (7) 1,394 (11) 536 (2)   126 (15) 5,932 (4) 587 (6)
8 Georgetown University Law Center Authors   63,914 (8) 148 (6) 33 (40)   615,724 (8) 1,912 (3) 322 (21)   288 (4) 2,138 (58) 222 (70)
9 University of Pennsylvania Law School Authors   55,270 (9) 111 (15) 38 (23)   588,027 (9) 1,443 (10) 408 (11)   74 (50) 7,946 (2) 747 (4)
10 University of California, Berkeley - School of Law Authors   54,016 (10) 112 (13) 35 (32)   500,843 (11) 1,527 (8) 328 (20)   274 (6) 1,828 (72) 197 (84)
11 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law Authors   48,386 (11) 78 (23) 43 (15)   494,601 (12) 1,137 (19) 435 (9)   137 (13) 3,610 (17) 353 (26)
12 University of Michigan Law School Authors   46,425 (12) 98 (17) 37 (24)   389,104 (15) 1,247 (16) 312 (27)   185 (9) 2,103 (60) 251 (52)
13 Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law Authors   46,042 (13) 117 (11) 31 (47)   513,904 (10) 1,480 (9) 347 (16)   170 (11) 3,023 (25) 271 (44)
14 Vanderbilt University - Law School Authors   42,664 (14) 92 (19) 33 (40)   429,098 (13) 1,292 (14) 332 (19)   83 (43) 5,170 (8) 514 (8)
15 University of Virginia - School of Law Authors   42,289 (15) 125 (8) 34 (39)   335,684 (16) 1,227 (17) 274 (40)   91 (34) 3,689 (16) 465 (12)
16 Fordham University School of Law Authors   41,871 (16) 92 (19) 31 (47)   323,838 (17) 1,359 (12) 238 (59)   242 (8) 1,338 (104) 173 (105)
17 George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty Authors   38,060 (17) 112 (13) 37 (24)   312,324 (20) 1,038 (21) 301 (31)   54 (84) 5,784 (5) 705 (5)
18 Duke University School of Law Authors   35,756 (18) 97 (18) 27 (64)   402,273 (14) 1,347 (13) 299 (33)   103 (26) 3,906 (15) 347 (29)
19 University of Tennessee College of Law Authors   30,690 (19) 38 (62) 72 (4)   224,217 (28) 424 (93) 529 (4)   40 (117) 5,605 (7) 767 (3)
20 University of San Diego School of Law Authors   30,610 (20) 122 (9) 37 (24)   313,008 (18) 820 (31) 382 (14)   64 (64) 4,891 (10) 478 (11)
21 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law Authors   30,408 (21) 73 (25) 31 (47)   312,961 (19) 991 (23) 316 (24)   116 (19) 2,698 (30) 262 (47)
22 University of Washington - School of Law Authors   29,956 (22) 62 (31) 40 (17)   154,957 (44) 758 (34) 204 (88)   120 (17) 1,291 (107) 250 (53)
23 University of California, Irvine School of Law Authors   29,114 (23) 55 (38) 33 (40)   267,593 (24) 871 (29) 307 (28)   59 (72) 4,535 (12) 493 (10)
24 Cornell University - Law School Authors   29,040 (24) 69 (27) 27 (64)   295,380 (23) 1,067 (20) 277 (38)   107 (22) 2,761 (29) 271 (44)
25 University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law Authors   27,658 (25) 62 (31) 40 (17)   148,567 (49) 684 (45) 217 (69)   65 (61) 2,286 (47) 426 (15)
26 Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law Authors   27,514 (26) 58 (37) 39 (20)   239,846 (27) 706 (43) 340 (17)   90 (37) 2,665 (32) 306 (35)
27 Boston University - School of Law Authors   27,174 (27) 67 (29) 30 (53)   249,529 (26) 899 (28) 278 (37)   88 (39) 2,836 (28) 309 (34)
28 Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law Authors   26,515 (28) 39 (61) 37 (24)   213,328 (30) 714 (41) 299 (33)   72 (51) 2,963 (26) 368 (23)
29 University of Florida - Levin College of Law Authors   26,220 (29) 68 (28) 26 (73)   189,171 (36) 1,009 (22) 187 (106)   107 (22) 1,768 (78) 245 (58)
30 University of California, Davis - School of Law Authors   23,921 (30) 53 (43) 32 (45)   203,899 (32) 742 (37) 275 (39)   57 (78) 3,577 (18) 420 (16)
31 USC Gould School of Law Authors   23,724 (31) 52 (44) 39 (20)   309,105 (21) 602 (57) 513 (5)   48 (92) 6,440 (3) 494 (9)
32 Florida State University - College of Law Authors   23,350 (32) 60 (35) 24 (87)   196,636 (34) 977 (24) 201 (91)   57 (78) 3,450 (19) 410 (19)
33 American University - Washington College of Law Authors   22,915 (33) 48 (51) 24 (87)   211,507 (31) 952 (26) 222 (66)   126 (15) 1,679 (81) 182 (99)
34 Rutgers Law School Authors   22,645 (34) 104 (16) 24 (87)   196,453 (35) 952 (26) 206 (82)   111 (21) 1,770 (76) 204 (80)
35 Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business Authors   22,532 (35) 44 (56) 36 (30)   214,149 (29) 634 (52) 338 (18)   100 (29) 2,141 (57) 225 (69)
36 University of Texas at Austin - School of Law Authors   22,458 (36) 62 (31) 19 (136)   257,848 (25) 1,188 (18) 217 (69)   98 (30) 2,631 (34) 229 (66)
37 Texas A&M University School of Law Authors   22,395 (37) 82 (22) 30 (53)   177,013 (39) 738 (38) 240 (57)   71 (52) 2,493 (40) 315 (33)
38 University of Colorado Law School Authors   21,364 (38) 51 (45) 41 (16)   135,204 (58) 515 (73) 263 (42)   91 (34) 1,486 (93) 235 (63)
39 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Authors   21,088 (39) 42 (59) 28 (61)   149,961 (46) 759 (33) 198 (94)   114 (20) 1,315 (106) 185 (95)
40 University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law Authors   20,855 (40) 54 (42) 31 (47)   149,132 (48) 670 (46) 223 (65)   70 (53) 2,130 (59) 298 (39)
41 University of Illinois College of Law Authors   20,512 (41) 51 (45) 22 (105)   299,870 (22) 953 (25) 315 (26)   59 (72) 5,083 (9) 348 (28)
42 University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law Authors   20,298 (42) 31 (84) 33 (40)   200,010 (33) 621 (54) 322 (21)   88 (39) 2,273 (49) 231 (65)
43 University of Denver Sturm College of Law Authors   20,230 (43) 55 (38) 27 (64)   144,359 (53) 755 (35) 191 (101)   105 (25) 1,375 (100) 193 (88)
44 Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Authors   19,538 (44) 43 (58) 24 (87)   153,795 (45) 819 (32) 188 (104)   97 (31) 1,586 (89) 201 (83)
45 Indiana University Maurer School of Law Authors   19,199 (45) 50 (47) 25 (79)   182,298 (38) 754 (36) 242 (55)   87 (41) 2,095 (61) 221 (71)
46 Emory University School of Law Authors   19,083 (46) 61 (34) 22 (105)   169,915 (42) 864 (30) 197 (96)   102 (27) 1,666 (82) 187 (92)
47 Boston College - Law School Authors   18,433 (47) 60 (35) 26 (73)   144,112 (54) 720 (40) 200 (92)   166 (12) 868 (156) 111 (155)
48 Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law Authors   18,328 (48) 38 (62) 37 (24)   145,126 (52) 502 (74) 289 (36)   75 (49) 1,935 (66) 244 (59)
49 Loyola University Chicago School of Law Authors   18,058 (49) 19 (121) 31 (47)   141,049 (55) 574 (63) 246 (54)   48 (92) 2,939 (27) 376 (22)
50 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Authors   17,978 (50) 46 (53) 30 (53)   149,138 (47) 598 (58) 249 (51)   65 (61) 2,294 (46) 277 (43)

September 15, 2017 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Quinnipiac University School of Law Seeks Full Time Tax Professor

Quinnipiac University School of Law invites applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions for the fall of 2018. The principal curricular focus for one position will be tax law. Applicants for this position should expect to teach at least one section of Federal Income Taxation plus other courses in taxation and/or related fields of interest, including real estate, trusts & estates, business entities, and non-profit organizations. The principal curricular focus for the second position will be property law, broadly construed to include the traditional first-year Property course, plus real estate transactions and financing, land use, and planning and zoning. 

Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter which details teaching experience and research achievements as well as a curriculum vitae. The names and contact information of three references must be submitted on the application. While the application process requires that candidates apply online, inquiries regarding the position may be directed to: Professor Jeffrey Cooper, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Quinnipiac University School of Law. Please send e-mail inquiries to: lawhiring@quinnipiac.edu

August 8, 2017 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Registration is Open for the CSLSA 2017 Conference

Registration is Open for the CSLSA 2017 Conference
 
Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois. We invite law faculty from across the country to submit proposals to present papers or works in progress.

CSLSA is an organization of law schools dedicated to providing a forum for conversation and collaboration among law school academics. The CSLSA Annual Conference is an opportunity for legal scholars, especially more junior scholars, to present working papers or finished articles on any law-related topic in a relaxed and supportive setting where junior and senior scholars from various disciplines are available to comment. More mature scholars have an opportunity to test new ideas in a less formal setting than is generally available for their work. Scholars from member and nonmember schools are invited to attend. 

Please click here to register. The deadline for registration is September 2, 2017.  

Hotel rooms are now available for pre-booking.  The conference hotel is the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Carbondale.  To reserve a room, call 618-549-2600 and ask for the SIU School of Law rate ($109/night) or book online and use block code SOL.  SIU School of Law will provide shuttle service to and from the Holiday Inn & Conference Center for conference events.  Other hotel options (without shuttle service) are listed on our website.  Please note that conference participants are responsible for all of their own travel expenses including hotel accommodations.

Kara J. Bruce, Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development
University of Toledo College of Law
 
kara.bruce@utoledo.edu

July 16, 2017 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

William Byrnes: Presentation about Innovation and Pedagogy

Presentation about Innovation and Pedagogy (on YouTube)

India on April 22, 2017 broadcast on LiveStream 

 

 

July 12, 2017 in Academia, Education | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 30, 2017

Max Planck 2018 Postdoctoral Conference on Tax Law Call for Papers

We would like to draw your attention to the fourth Max Planck European Postdoctoral Conference on Tax Law. The Conference will be held in Munich on 15-16 January 2018 in Munich and is intended to provide postdoctoral researchers in the field of tax law with a platform for presenting and discussing their research projects with peers from all over Europe and to foster the pan-European academic exchange of ideas. As the success of the three previous Max Planck European Postdoctoral Conferences on Tax Law in 2011, 2013 and 2015 has shown, there is much to be gained from discussions within an international setting.

Yours sincerely

Wolfgang Schön / Caroline Heber / Christine Osterloh-Konrad / Erik Röder / Johanna Stark

   
 

Prof. Dr.Dr.h.c. Wolfgang Schoen

Direktor

Max-Planck-Institut für Steuerrecht und Öffentliche Finanzen

 

Marstallplatz 1

80539 München

Tel. +49 89 24246-5400

wolfgang.schoen@tax.mpg.de

www.tax.mpg.de

 

June 30, 2017 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Research Fellow (Law), Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation Saïd Business School

Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

The Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation is a leading independent, interdisciplinary research centre that undertakes a broad research programme related to business taxation, including the impact of taxes on firm behaviour and the welfare effects of such behaviour, and the design of taxation and fiscal policy.

The centre is seeking an outstanding researcher in law. The research fellow will be expected to carry out independent, high-quality academic research into business taxation under the guidance of the centre’s Director and other senior staff. Research output should primarily be aimed at leading peer-reviewed academic journals; however, researchers are also expected to contribute to policy-related output. The postholder will contribute to the teaching on the MSc in taxation degree programme. The fellow will be expected to lead significant research projects and to make a significant contribution to research grant applications.

You will probably have or be working towards a PhD, but highly experienced or differently qualified individuals in a relevant area will also be considered.

You must also be capable of, and be enthusiastic about, contributing to the centre in a variety of ways, including engaging in policy debate with government, business representatives and the media, and raising grant income.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. Please submit a job market paper and two references with your application. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and person specification, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 10 July 2017. Applicants should note that interviews are expected to be held on 18 July 2017.

June 29, 2017 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Business of Data and Privacy in San Antonio on Tues. June 13, 2017

San Antonio June 13 for lunch:  You are invited to join Texas A&M University School of Law this coming Tuesday for the next event in our Texas A&M School of Law Business Lecture Series, a series of lunchtime gatherings where Aggie Law faculty bring their practical expertise to the San Antonio business community. Our featured speaker on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 will be Professor Brian Holland, an expert in internet and technology law, who will speak on “The Business of Data and Privacy,” addressing trends in innovation of the use of data and toward the erosion of privacy—matters about which every business and legal professional should be aware.

This exciting, informative, and free program will also highlight the fall 2017 opening of the law school’s San Antonio Center, a facility that will house an innovative graduate degree program designed from the ground up for working business professionals. The June 13 event will be held at noon at San Antonio’s Cadillac Bar Restaurant (212 S. Flores Street), and event registration is open online at http://law.tamu.edu/SA-programs. Space is limited, and lunch will be provided for those who register by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12.

June 9, 2017 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, June 5, 2017

15th Chinese Internet Research Conference

This conference is a collaborative effort with the Department of Communication and the Confucius Institute at Texas A&M University (which provides considerable funding for the event). Professor Peter Yu of Texas A&M University School of Law co-founded the conference in May 2003 to closely examine not only the internet's impact on China but also China's impact on the internet.
 
 
The conference includes panelists from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The event is open to the public and will cover a wide variety of internet-related topics. It will also touch on many disciplines, from law to communication studies and from political science to international relations.
 
This year celebrates the conference's 15th anniversary. In the past, the event has been held at USC, Berkeley, Penn, Peking, Georgetown, Oxford, and other leading universities. Harvard has also expressed interest in holding the event in the future. The last time Texas A&M University hosted this event was 10 years ago. 

June 5, 2017 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 2, 2017

Associate Dean Conference Discusses Scholarship Assessment and the Rankings

The 2017 Texas A&M University Law School Associate Dean Conference  from Thursday, June 1, through Saturday, June 3, 2017 addressed topics relevant to associate deans at law schools, including

  • scholarship assessment,
  • teaching assessment,
  • diversity,
  • law school buildings,
  • and rankings.

In addition, because many associate deans eventually become law deans, the conference will address topics that dean candidates would need to be familiar with to participate in a dean search.  Speakers included Robert Morse, Chief Data Strategist, U.S. News and World Report, who will engage in a conversation on rankings with Andrew Morriss, Dean of Texas A&M University Law School.

Friday's two-hour panel on Scholarship Assessment was led off by an insightful, cutting edge presentation by the reknown Law Prof Blogs Founder Dean Paul Caron (Pepperdine Deans Conference
University School of Law) focusing on assessing faculty scholarship, including scholarship metrics and "alt metrics".  Dean Caron was followed by Gary Lucas, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Assessment, Strategic Analysis, and Reporting, Texas A&M University School of Law, who addressed such alt rankings such as SSRN and Google Scholar and evidenced how these can be gathered by US News & World Report and then used to compare the top research institutions and faculty members within them.  Gregory Sisk, Laghi Distinguished Chair in Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law addressed what "scholarly" means in the context of legal education and methods to assess who is actually a "scholar" and who just ursurps the term "scholar".  Finally, Dr. John August, the Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost of Texas A&M University addressed how the law school scholarly impact fits into the the bigger picture of the university measurement system of scholarly impact used to compare the 63 scholarly research institutions of the AAU.

 

June 2, 2017 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Villanova University Law seeks to hire 3 Visiting Assistant Professors Starting Summer 2017

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law seeks three qualified individuals to serve as Visiting Assistant Professors of Law during 2017-18 academic year. We encourage persons with strong academic records and the potential for outstanding teaching and scholarship to apply. Although not limited to these subject matters, candidates must be willing to teach in one of the following areas: Criminal Law, Law and Economics, and Legal Writing.

The successful candidates will enjoy many benefits of a top-notch law faculty. Our visiting assistant professors (VAPs) will teach one course per semester, allowing ample time for scholarship. VAPs also are invited to attend faculty meetings, participate in faculty workshops, and are given opportunities to engage in mock job talks, mock job interviews, and scholarship reviews. Alumni of our VAP program have gone on to hold tenure-track appointments at other esteemed law schools, including the University of Florida, Washington and Lee University, University of Alabama, and Temple University.

These positions are 10-month, terminal visiting positions beginning in the summer of 2017. Salary is commensurate with experience and VAPs receive health and dental benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. All interested persons should visit Villanova University's Human Resources website at http://apptrkr.com/1019303 and search for "Law" under the "Faculty Positions" section.

Applicants should feel free to apply to multiple positions but, of course, should satisfy the minimum qualifications for each position he or she seeks. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Questions may be directed to Professor Teri Ravenell. Her email address is ravenell@law.villanova.edu

May 31, 2017 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Texas Tax Professors Research Workshop at Houston Law Today

Presentation #1: 9:00 – 9:20 Presenter: Bryan Camp, “Application of Equitable Principles to Jurisdictional Time Periods”

9:00 – 9:40 Commenter: Terri Helge Treasury-Dept.-Seal-of-the-IRS
9:40 – 10:00 OPEN COMMENT

Presentation #2: 10:10 – 10:30 Presenter: Cal Johnson, Beckemeyer and the Tax Benefit Rule
10:30 – 10:50 Commenter: Johnny Buckles
10:50 – 11:10 OPEN COMMENT

Open Forum: Round Table Discussion on Business Tax Reform

Presentation #3: 12:30 – 12:50 Presenter: Susan Morse, “The Dark Side of Safe Harbors?”
12:50 – 1:10 Commenter: Bruce McGovern
1:10 – 1:30 OPEN COMMENT

Presentation #4: 1:30 – 1:50 Presenter: Bill Byrnes, “How Much Does It Cost to Roast a Cup of Starbucks?” Download 5-19-2017
1:50 – 2:10 Commenter: Bill Streng
2:10 – 2:30 OPEN COMMENT

*Open Forum 2:20 – 3:20 Roundtable Introduction of Research Topics for Non-Presenters (if time permits)

May 19, 2017 in Academia, Tax Compliance | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Inaugural International Law Weekend-South Kicks Off at Texas A&M Law

This Thursday, 25 international law experts, policy officials, and faculty will convene at Texas A&M University School of Law for the inaugural International Law Weekend-South.

This initial conference brings together leadership from Halliburton, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and legal academics to examine key aspects of international trade, including:

  • resource management and development,
  • intellectual property impacts,
  • the potential renegotiation of NAFTA,
  • international corruption, and,
  • regional and international agreements, and the role of judges in enforcement of same.

International Law Weekend-South was established in cooperation with the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and is co-sponsored by the American Society TAMU-Law-lockup-stack-SQUARE (1) of International Law. ABILA President and Georgetown Visiting Professor of Law David Stewart has already named International Law Weekend-South the Association's official South Regional conference.

"This conference is going to provide a first-rate forum for exploring some of the most challenging questions of international law and practice facing the profession today, and – just as important – a terrific opportunity to engage students in thinking about cutting edge issues as well as career opportunities they may not have considered," Stewart said.

"From cross border trade to sustainable development to democratic transition, international law developments have been of utmost importance to this globalized world," said Professor Peter Yu, co-director of the school's Center for Law and Intellectual Property, and also Co-Director of Studies for ABILA. "With the many new policies that the U.S. administration is now rolling out, there cannot be a better time to closely examine these developments."

For more information about International Law Weekend-South, visit law.tamu.edu/ILWS17.

March 1, 2017 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Oxford University seeks to hire Tax Law Professor

Associate Professorship of Taxation Law
Faculty of Law, St Cross Road, Oxford in association with Harris Manchester College, Oxford
Grade 10a: £45,562 - £61,179 p.a.

The University proposes to appoint an Associate Professor of Taxation Law. The MSc Taxation is a Law Faculty degree that is organised and taught jointly with the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, based in the Saïd Business School (the Tax Centre). The appointed person will teach tax law at graduate level, especially on the part-time MSc in Taxation, and also at undergraduate level, they will engage in research at the highest level and supervise graduate students in the field of Taxation Law and in such other areas of research as may be appropriate. The postholder will have excellent opportunities to engage with the interdisciplinary tax research and policy work at the Tax Centre. The person appointed will be offered a non-tutorial fellowship at Harris Manchester College.

The successful candidate should have a law degree and/or professional legal qualification; a doctorate in a relevant subject or an established record of accomplishment in academic research, in either case together with a record of high quality research and publication commensurate with career experience, and the potential to produce further significant output of a recognised international quality during the tenure of the post; the ability to teach and assess high-achieving and challenging students in taught courses, and to provide supervision and research leadership for masters-level and doctoral students.

The salary will be on a scale from £45,562 to £61,179 p.a. plus additional benefits as detailed in the job description. Associate professors who are awarded the title of full professor may receive from the University an additional salary payment of £2,655 per annum.

Queries about the post may be addressed to the Pinsent Masons Professor of Taxation Law, Judith Freedman at: judith.freedman@law.ox.ac.uk. General queries may also be directed to Dr Rebecca Williams, Associate Professor of Law: rebecca.williams@pmb.ox.ac.uk, who will not be involved in the selection or interview process.

Queries about the application process should be addressed to the Personnel Officer in the Law Faculty, Emma Gascoigne: personnel@law.ox.ac.uk or tel: 01865 281622. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 27 February 2017.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Contact Person : Emma Gascoigne Vacancy ID : 127357
Contact Number : 01865 281622 Closing Date : 27-Feb-2017
Contact Email : personnel@law.ox.ac.uk

February 4, 2017 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Latin American Workshop on Law & Economics (2016) in Bogota Nov 17 & 18

2016 host:  Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia PosterLAWLE

Sponsor: World Bank

The Latin American Workshop on Law and Economics is an academic annual meeting created in 2014 by a group of Law and Economics professors from Latin American universities ― Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, ITAM, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, and Universidade de Brasília, Brasil.

The main purpose of this event is to encourage academic research on Law and Economics across Latin America, by discussing a wide array of topics regarding these two disciplines.

The event will take place on Thursday, November the 17th, and Friday, November the 18th, at the campus of Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

Program here

November 15, 2016 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)