B.S., University of Buffalo; J.D., University of Chicago; LL.D. (Honoris Causa), University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
Areas of Expertise:
Professor Gustafson pursues his interest both in tax law and policy and in international law at the Law Center. He teaches Tax I, International Tax Planning, International Business Transactions, International Law, and The Art of the Washington Lawyer. He is the author of articles on taxation and international law issues, co-author of three casebooks on taxation, has been active in various committees on tax and international law of the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute, and serves as an arbitrator in domestic and international contract disputes. He has lectured on matters of international importance, taught courses for the Internal Revenue Service, and served for five and a half years as the Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs. Before joining the Law Center faculty in 1972, his professional experiences ranged from attorney advisor at the State Department to lecturer in law at the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, where he assisted with the organization of the first law degree program in that country. He also practiced privately as an associate with the New York firm of Shearman and Sterling and the D.C. firm of Surrey and Morse. Professor Gustafson has lectured at universities and to professional groups in every inhabited continent.
Book Chapters & Collected Works
"Tax Reform Unpacked at Georgetown Law," coverage in Court House News, November 17, 2017, quoting Professors Itai Grinberg, Charles Gustafsan, Stephen Cohen and Associate Professor Lilian Faulhaber.