Georgetown Law features unparalleled academic expertise in tax law and policy, a challenging curriculum, and innovative experiential training that together prepare students for careers in the dynamic and complex field of tax law. The large full-time tax faculty includes world-recognized teachers and scholars regularly consulted by business, the U.S. government, and international organizations such as the IMF, the OECD, and the World Bank.
The faculty has expertise in not only technical issues of taxation, but also the intersection of tax law and public finance, international trade, fiscal policy, behavioral economics, and civil rights. Complementing the regular faculty are more than 100 adjunct professors who are either partners in major law and accounting firms or hold high policy positions in governmental and nongovernmental organizations.
Students can pursue a J.D. degree or a one-year specialized Taxation LL.M. J.D. students have the option of obtaining in 3 ½ years both a J.D. degree and an LL.M. degree in taxation, and the more than 70 graduate level tax courses are open both to LL.M. students and J.D. students.
Each year the faculty organizes a Tax Colloquium, in which leading scholars and practitioners present their work. Students who attend the Colloquium for credit find themselves engaging in conversations about tax policy and practice with the leaders in the field, and emerge familiar with many of the leading issues of the day.
Students also serve as editors of The Tax Lawyer, a law journal published by the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association in association with Georgetown Law. The Tax Lawyer publishes not only articles by tax faculty and practitioners but also student work on topics of professional interest to members of the Section of Taxation.
- Brian Galle, How Do Nonprofit Firms Respond to Tax Policy?, 45 Pub. Fin. Rev. 364-394 (2017). [SSRN]
- John R. Brooks II, The Missing Tax Benefit of Donor-Advised Funds, 150 Tax Notes 1013-1024 (2016). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
- Stephen B. Cohen, Marvin the Magician, 116 Colum. L. Rev. 293-297 (2016). [W]
Faculty in the News
"'Work requirements' for public benefits are really just time limits," an opinion piece by Professor David Super, appearing in the Los Angeles Times, on January 15, 2018.
"Apple Could Get a $4 Billion Break Because of a Tax-Law Quirk," coverage by Fortune, January 11, 2018, quoting Professor Itai Grinberg.
"Taxes as Charity? New Jersey Towns Try to Elude G.O.P. Tax Law," coverage by the New York Times, January 5, 2018, quoting Professor Itai Grinberg.Read more