Professor of Law
BiographyCharlotte Crane is an expert in the area of tax law. Her primary research focuses on the problems of defining broad-based taxes and the mechanisms through which these rules evolve, and in the history of various tax institutions, especially in the era of the Early Republic.
Areas of Expertise
- Corporate Taxation
- Tax Policy
- State and Local Taxation
- The Income Tax and the Burden of Perfection in 100 northwestern university law review 171-187 (2006).
- Matching and the Income Tax Base: The Special Case of Tax Exempt Income in 5 american journal of tax policy 191 (1986).
- More on Accounting for the Assumption of Contingent Liability on the sale of a Business in 3 florida law review 615 (1997).
- Pennington v. Coxe: A Glimpse at the Federal Government at the End of the Federalist Era in 23 virginia tax review 417-469 (2003).
- Toward a Theory of the Corporate Tax Base: The Effect of a Corporate Distribution of Encumbered Property to Shareholders in 44 tax law review 113 (1989).
- Corporate Taxation (LexisNexis, 2012) (with Linda McKissack Beale).
- AB magna cum laude, Radcliffe College-Harvard University
- JD magna cum laude, University of Michigan
- Benjamin Mazur Summer Research Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
- Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
- Perkins-Bauer Teaching Professor of Law, 1989-1990, Northwestern University School of Law
- Associate Professor of Law, 1986-1990, Northwestern University School of Law
- Assistant Professor of Law, 1982-1986, Northwestern University School of Law
- Attorney, 1978-1982, Hopkins & Sutter
- Law Clerk, 1977-1978, Hon. Harry A. Blackmun, U.S. Supreme Court
- Law clerk, 1976-1977, Hon. Wade H. McCree, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Professor in Residence, 2010-2011, ? Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel