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Paul L. Caron, LL.M.
Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • LL.M., Boston University, 1988
  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 1983, cum laude
  • A.B., Georgetown University, 1979, magna cum laude

Paul Caron joined the Pepperdine faculty in 2013 after serving as the D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor in the spring semesters in 2010-2013. He previously was Associate Dean of Faculty and Charles Hartsock Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He is one of the leading entrepreneurial tax scholars in the country. Professor Caron has written numerous books and law review articles, including most recently Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation (Foundation Press, 6th ed. 2009 & 2012 Supp.) (with Paul McDaniel & Jim Repetti); Tax Stories (Foundation Press, 2d ed. 2009); Tax Advice for the Second Obama Administration, 40 Pepp. L. Rev. 1143 (2013); and Occupy the Tax Code: Using the Estate Tax to Reduce Inequality and Spur Economic Growth, 40 Pepp. L. Rev. 1255 (2013) (with Jim Repetti). He delivered the keynote address at the 2013 USC Gould School of Law Tax Institute. He serves as Series Editor for two publishers in developing over 50 books for use by law students: the Law Stories Series of books published by Foundation Press; and the Graduate Tax Series of books published by LexisNexis for use in Tax LL.M. programs. In addition, Professor Caron is the Publisher and Editor of Tax Prof Blog, the most popular tax blog on the Internet; and the Owner and Publisher of the Law Professor Blogs Network of more than 40 blogs in other areas of law edited by law professors around the country. He is Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) and a member of the LexisNexis Law School Publishing Advisory Board. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people in tax and accounting for the past seven years by Accounting Today. Professor Caron is the Herzog Summer Visiting Professor in Taxation at the University of San Diego School of Law and also has served as a visiting professor at the University of Florida College of Law, Florida State University College of Law, and New York University/IRS Office of Chief Counsel Continuing Professional Education Program.



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  • Paul L. Caron, Speaker, Keynote Address: Occupy the Tax Code: Using the Estate Tax to Reduce Inequality and Spur Economic Growth, University of Southern California Gould School of Law Tax Institute (Jan. 30, 2013).

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