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Texas A&M University
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Call for International Tax Teaching and Research Associate for Vienna University

We are pleased to remind you once more that the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law is offering a position as teaching and research associate. The deadline for applications is December 05, 2018.
We would be delighted if you decide to apply for this position or if you could kindly distribute this announcement to other qualified colleagues.
For more information on the position, please see our website under Further If you would like to apply, or you know somebody who may be interested, please send your application to Ms. Theodora Stergidou (

Kind regards,

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

November 28, 2018 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Tax Professors Invited to Present to United Nations' biennial UNICTAD World Investment Forum

Eden & Byrnes at NABEProf. William Byrnes (Texas A&M Law School) and Dr. Lorraine Eden (Texas A&M Mays Business School) are invited presenters this week for the United Nations' biennial UNCTAD World Investment Forum in Geneva Oct 22 - 26). 

With over 5,000 stakeholders attending, Byrnes and Eden will present their tax policy proposals regarding tax certainty, and lack thereof, and its impact on investment, expressed in their co-authored policy paper, accepted by UNCTAD as the lead article for its journal released for the World Investment Forum.

Download "Transfer Pricing and State Aid: The Unintended Consequences of Advance Pricing Agreements" from SSRN

October 24, 2018 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks several faculty candidates for tenure-track or tenured positions

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to advance its academic programs and robust commitment to scholarly inquiry by recruiting multiple faculty candidates for tenure-track or tenured positions.

Since integrating with Texas A&M five years ago, the law school has sustained a remarkable upward trajectory by dramatically increasing entering TAMU-Law-lockup-stack-SQUARE (1)class credentials; adding nine new clinics and six global field study destinations; increasing the depth and breadth of our career services, student services, academic support, and admissions functions; and hiring twenty-six new faculty members. To maintain and accelerate that trajectory, the School of Law aims to augment and build distinctive pillars of excellence in a number of fields in the coming years.

Beyond nationally prominent programs in Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, and Natural Resources Law, relevant areas of emerging strength include Immigration Law, National Security Law, International Law, and Real Property Law. As part of a multi-year appointments strategy, the School of Law aims to enhance its strength in discrete areas within these fields, including online dispute resolution, privacy, cybersecurity, climate change, and refugee/asylum law. Our Faculty Appointments Committee will be especially interested in candidates whose profiles offer synergies with core curricular areas of interest, including administrative law, criminal law, family law, and tort law. 

While the School of Law welcomes expressions of interest in any of these areas, it is particularly interested in recruiting visionary leaders and outstanding scholars – of any research methodology – who can help to contribute to creating a new, path-breaking sphere of excellence in Health Law, Regulation, and Policy. In conjunction with Texas A&M University’s efforts to develop cutting-edge programs at the intersection of health care, technology, and business, relevant law school faculty will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching, and policy work at the highest level.

Texas A&M University is a tier-one research institution and American Association of Universities member. The second largest university in the United States, Texas A&M is a public land-grant, sea‐grant, and space‐ grant institution dedicated to global impact through scholarship, teaching, and service. Its 19 colleges and schools collectively rank among the top twenty higher education institutions nationwide in terms of research and development expenditures. Texas A&M’s central campus is located in the city of College Station, though the University has a substantial presence in many other cities throughout the state. The School of Law is located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, a vibrant and rapidly expanding city with a population of one million people, which is renowned for its arts community and culture. The Fort Worth/Dallas area, with a total population in excess of seven million people and one that ranks it among the most diverse metropolitan areas in the United States, offers a low cost of living, a strong and diverse economy, and access to myriad world-class restaurants, entertainment options, and outdoor activities.

Applicants may email a résumé and cover letter indicating research and teaching interests to Professor Timothy Mulvaney, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at, or send their materials to Professor Mulvaney at Texas A&M University School of Law, 1515 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6509. Alternatively, applicants who are not current employees of Texas A&M may submit their materials at, while applicants who are current employees of Texas A&M may submit their materials at

July 17, 2018 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Tax Hiring Announcement: Willamette University College of Law 2 Tenure Track Faculty

Willamette University College of Law seeks applicants for up to two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions beginning in the fall of 2019.  While the focus of our search is for entry-level candidates, we also welcome applications from early-career lateral candidates.  Our curricular interests include Business Associations, Commercial Law, and Health Law, as well as Trust & Estates, Property, Family Law, Tax, Torts, and Criminal Law.  Applicants must possess strong academic credentials and a proven ability to produce thoughtful scholarship, as well as the skills necessary to communicate their expertise to colleagues and their students.  The Faculty Appointments Committee will begin reviewing applications in the late summer and will continue to do so until the positions are filled.

Willamette University is committed to the academic excellence and rich and rewarding communities that a diverse faculty, staff and student body brings.  We welcome candidates whose work furthers equity and diversity and who bring to campus a commitment to sharing varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.  Applicants demonstrating these qualifications are particularly encouraged to apply.

Contact:  Please use the AALS submission process to apply; questions can be addressed to Jeff Dobbins, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Willamette University College of Law, 245 Winter Street, Salem, OR 97301, or

July 16, 2018 in Academia | Permalink | Comments (0)

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": If you would like to apply, or you know somebody who may be interested, please send your application to Ms. Theodora Stergidou (
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": If you would like to apply, or you know somebody who may be interested, please send your application to Ms. Theodora Stergidou (

Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU

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

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.

  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:

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

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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 



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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


Max-Planck-Institut für Steuerrecht und Öffentliche Finanzen


Marstallplatz 1

80539 München

Tel. +49 89 24246-5400


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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.

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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 Space is limited, and lunch will be provided for those who register by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12.

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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. 

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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.


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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 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

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