Advanced Topics in Taxation Colloquium

This seminar brings together outside scholars, resident faculty, and Northwestern Law students for an exchange of views about cutting-edge research on Advanced Topics in Taxation, principally at the federal level. 

Spring 2024

Organized by Ari Glogower

January 24
Jeesoo Nam, Assistant Professor of Law and Philosophy, USC Gould School of Law
"Luck Egalitarian Redistribution: What should we do about addiction?"

February 7
Luís Calderón Gómez, Assistant Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law
"Taxation's Limits"

February 14
Natasha Sarin, Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School
"Broken Budgeting"

February 28
Conor Clarke, Associate Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
"Income Inequality and the Corporate Sector"

March 13
Katie Pratt, Professor of Law & Sayre Macneil Fellow, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
"Taxing Reparations" 

April 3
Eric Zwick, Associate Professor of Finance & Fama Faculty Fellow, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
"Tax Policy and Investment in a Global Economy"

April 10
Eleanor Wilking, Assistant Professor of Law & Gearns-Russo Family Faculty Fellow, Cornell Law School

Spring 2023

Organized by Gregg Polsky

January 25
Susie Morse, Angus G. Wayne, Sr. Professor in Civil Jurisprudence & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Texas School of Law

February 8
Jon Choi, Associate Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School

February 22
Christine Kim, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

March 1
Jeremy Bearer-Friend, Associate Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

March 15
Mike Simkovic, Leon Benwell Professor of Law and Accounting, University of Southern California Gould School of Law

April 5
Larry Zelenak, Pamela B. Gann Professor of Law, Duke Law School

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Organized by Herbert Beller, Charlotte Crane, David Cameron, Sarah Lawsky, Ajay Mehrotra, Philip Postlewaite, and Jeffrey Sheffield.

September 19
Ari Glogower, Assistant Professor of Law, Ohio State University

October 17
Ariel Kleiman, Assistant Professor of Law, University of San Diego

November 20
Karen Burke, Richard B. Stephens Eminent Scholar Chair in Taxation, Professor of Law, University of Florida

January 23
Robert J. Peroni, The Fondren Foundation Centennial Chair for Faculty Excellence, University of Texas

February 20
Shu-Yi Oei, Professor and Dean’s Distinguished Scholar, Boston College Law School

Fall 2018

Organized by Sarah B. Lawsky

All sessions take place on Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 pm in Levy Mayer 101.

September 13
Daniel Hemel, Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Chicago
"Beyond the Marriage Tax Trilemma"

September 20
Manoj Viswanathan, Associate Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings
"A Worker-Centric Model for Sharing Economy Providers"

October 4
Mark Gergen, Robert and Joann Burch D.P. Professor of Tax Law and Policy, University of California, Berkeley
"A Securities Tax and the Problems of Taxing Global Capital"

October 18
Rebecca Kysar, Professor of Law, Fordham University
"Death of the Tax Treaty"

November 1
Diane Ring, Professor and Dr. Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar, Boston College
"Tax and the Future of Work"

November 15
Jordan Barry, Professor of Law, University of San Diego
"The Transition (Under-)Tax"

Fall 2017

Organized by Sarah B. Lawsky

All sessions take place on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 pm in Rubloff 339.

September 6
Richard Schmalbeck, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Professor of Law, Duke University
"Nonprofit Organizations and Political Campaigns"

September 20
Ari Glogower, Assistant Professor of Law, The Ohio State University
"Progressive Taxation of Income and Wealth"

October 4
Ruth Mason, Class of 1957 Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia
"Whose Arm's-Length Standard"

October 18
Emily Satterthwaite, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
"Electing into a Value-Added Tax: Evidence from Ontario Micro-Entrepreneurs"

November 1
Susannah Tahk, Associate Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin
"The New Welfare Rights"

November 15
Jacob Goldin, Assistant Professor of Law, Stanford University
"Complexity and Take-up of the Earned Income Tax Credit"

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Organized by Sarah B. Lawsky

Fall Sessions take place on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 pm and Spring Sessions from 12:00-1:30pm in Rubloff 339.

September 7
Philip Hackney, Associate Professor of Law, Louisiana State University
“Subsidizing the Heavenly Chorus: Labor Unions and Tax Exemption”

September 21

Neil Buchanan, Professor of Law, The George Washington University
“Social Security, Inequality, and Younger Generations"

October 5

Miranda Fleischer, Professor of Law, University of San Diego
“The Philosophical Foundations of a Universal Basic Income”

October 19

Sloan Speck, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Boulder
“Expertise and International Tax Norms”

November 2

Joshua D. Blank, Professor of Tax Practice, New York University
“The Timing of Tax Transparency”

November 16

Darien Shanske, Professor of Law, University of California Davis
“An Unusual Tax Screen Deep in the State Corporate Income Tax: Equitable Apportionment in the Age of Single Sales Factor Apportionment and FIN 48”

March 6

Leandra Lederman, Professor of Tax Law, Indiana University
"Does Enforcement Crowd Out Voluntary Tax Compliance"

April 12

Daniel Shaviro, Professor of Tax, New York University
"Interrogating the Relationship Between ‘Legally Defensible’ Tax Planning and Social Justice"

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

Organized by Herbert Beller, Charlotte CraneDavid Cameron, Philip Postlewaite, Jeffrey Sheffield, and Robert Wootton.

All sessions take place from 12:00 - 1:30 pm in Rubloff 339.

September 28
Leigh Osofsky, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami
Categorical Nonenforcement

October 19
Susan Morse, Assistant Professor, University of Texas
Safe Harbors, Sure Shipwrecks

November 9
Gregg Polsky, Willie Person Mangum Professor of Law, University of North Carolina
The Up-C Revolution

February 18
Ellen P. Aprill, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School
The Section 527 Obstacle to Meaningful Section 501(c)(4) Regulation

March 10
Tessa R. Davis, Assistant Professor of Law, University of South Carolina
Of Tax Crimes and "Bad Citizens": The Role of Tax Law in Constructing Citizenship

April 5
Lilian Faulhaber, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University
Tax Incentives for Innovation: Designing R&D Credits and Patent Boxes in the Age of BEPS