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. Professor Caron is one of the leading entrepreneurial tax scholars in the country. He has written numerous books and law review articles, including most recently Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation (Foundation Press, 6th ed. 2009 & 2013 Supp.) (with Paul McDaniel & Jim Repetti); Tax Stories (Foundation Press, 2d ed. 2009); Tax Reform in a Time of Crisis, 142 Tax Notes 1106 (2014); Revitalizing the Estate Tax: Five Easy Pieces (with Jim Repetti), 142 Tax Notes 1231 ( 2014); 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). Professor Caron 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 LLM programs. Professor Caron is the Editor of three tax journals published by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). In addition, he 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 50 blogs in other areas of law edited by law professors around the country. Professor Caron is 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 eight 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.