John L. Buckley
Professor, Graduate Tax Program
J.D., University of Wisconsin
Professor Buckley joined the full-time tax faculty in July 2011 as a professor in the Graduate Tax Program. Before coming to Georgetown he served in...Continue Reading
Professor Buckley joined the full-time tax faculty in July 2011 as a professor in the Graduate Tax Program. Before coming to Georgetown he served in Congress for more than 35 years, most recently as Chief Tax Counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee, and earlier as Chief of Staff for the Joint Committee on Taxation.
He began his career as associate counsel in the Office of the House Legislative Counsel, after earning his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1973. He would go on to participate in the crafting of all major tax legislation enacted after 1974.
Buckley served as an adjunct professor at the Law Center from 1995 to 2005, teaching a seminar on recent tax legislative developments with U.S. Tax Court Chief Judge John O. Colvin. He has published articles on general tax policy, individual tax issues, international tax issues, estate and gift taxes, and more. His appearances have included the Woodworth Lecture before the Tax Section of the American Bar Association on “Tax Changes Since Woodworth's Time: Implications for Future Tax Reform.”