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

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  • 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 over 50 books and law review articles, including most recently Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation (Foundation Press, 7th ed. 2015) (with Paul McDaniel & Jim Repetti); Tax Regulation, Transportation Innovation, and the Sharing Economy, 82 U. Chi. L. Rev. Dialogue 69 (2015) (with Jordan Barry); Thomas Piketty and Inequality: Legal Causes and Tax Solutions, 64 Emory L.J. Online 2073 (2015); and California Dreamin': Tax Scholarship in a Time of Fiscal Crisis, 48 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 405 (2014) (with Joseph Bankman). Professor Caron 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 nine years by Accounting Today. Professor Caron has served as a visiting professor at the University of Florida College of Law, Florida State University College of Law, New York University/IRS Office of Chief Counsel Continuing Professional Education Program, and University of San Diego School of Law.

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Articles


  • Paul L. Caron, Thomas Piketty and Inequality: Legal Causes and Tax Solutions, 64 EMORY L.J. ONLINE 2073 (2015) SSRN
  • Paul L. Caron & Jordan Barry, Tax Regulation, Transportation Innovation, and the Sharing Economy, 82 U. CHI. L. REV. DIALOGUE 69 (2015) SSRN
  • Paul L. Caron & James Repetti, Revitalizing the Estate Tax: Five Easy Pieces, 142 TAX NOTES 1231 (2014) SSRN
  • Paul L. Caron, Tax Reform in a Time of Crisis, 142 TAX NOTES 1106 (2014) SSRN
  • Paul L. Caron & Joseph Bankman, California Dreamin': Tax Scholarship in a Time of Fiscal Crisis, 48 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 405 (2014) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron, Jay Soled, Charles Davenport & Richard Smalbeck, Rethinking the Penalty for the Failure to File Gift Tax Returns, 141 TAX NOTES 757 (2014) SSRN
  • Paul L. Caron, Tax Advice for the Second Obama Administration, 40 PEPP. L. REV. 1143 (2013) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron & James R. Repetti, Occupy the Tax Code: Using the Estate Tax to Reduce Inequality and Spur Economic Growth, 40 PEPP. L. REV. 1255 (2013) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron, Tax Strategy Patents, 3 COLUM. J. TAX L. TAX MATTERS 1 (2012)
  • Paul L. Caron, TePoel Lecture: The Cost of Estate Tax Dithering, 43 CREIGHTON L. REV. 637 (2010) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron & James Repetti, The Estate Tax Non-Gap: Why Repeal a 'Voluntary' Tax?, 20 STAN. L. & POL'Y REV. 153 (2009) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron, Are Scholars Better Bloggers? Bloggership: How Blogs are Transforming Legal Scholarship, 84 WASH. U. L. REV. 1025 (2006) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron, The Long Tail of Legal Scholarship, 116 YALE L. J. POCKET PART 38 (2006) SSRN
  • Paul L. Caron & Rafael Gely, Dead Poets and Academic Progenitors: The Next Generation of Law School Rankings, 81 IND. L. J. 1. (2006) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron & Bernard Black, Ranking Law Schools: Using SSRN to Measure Scholarly Performance, 81 IND. L. J. 83 (2006) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron, The Top Ten Tax Stories of 2005, 110 TAX NOTES 169 (2006)
  • Paul L. Caron, Tax Profs Remember Boris Bittker, 109 TAX NOTES 119 (2005)
  • Paul L. Caron & Rafael Gely, What Law Schools Can Learn from Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics, 82 TEX. L. REV. 1483 (2004) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron & Rafael Gely, Affirmative Refraction: Grutter v. Bollinger Through the Lens of the Case of the Speluncean Explorers, 21 CONST. COMMENT. 65 (2004) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron & Rafael Gely, Taking Back the Law School Classroom: Using Technology to Foster Active Student Learning, 54 J. LEGAL EDUC. 551 (2004) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron, Back to the Future: Teaching Law Through Stories, 71 U. CIN. L. REV. 405 (2002) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron, The Federal Tax Implications of Bush v. Gore, 79 WASH. U. L. Q. 749 (2001) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron & Joseph Tomain, The Associate Dean for Faculty Research Position: Encouraging and Promoting Scholarship, 33 U. TOL. L. REV. 233 (2001) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron, Tax Court Fumbles Substance-Over-Form Ball in Estate of Brown, 75 TAX NOTES 1240 (1997) SSRN
  • Paul L. Caron, Confusion Reigns over State Law and Administration Expenses, 74 TAX NOTES 1314 (1997)
  • Paul L. Caron, Tax Myopia Meets Tax Hyperopia: The Unproven Case of Increased Judicial Deference to Revenue Rulings, 57 OHIO ST. L. J. 637 (1996) HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron, Tax Court and Service Stake Out Positions in State Law Debate, 71 TAX NOTES 229 (1996)
  • Paul L. Caron, Ten Estate Planning Advantages of Limited Liability Companies, 70 TAX NOTES 998 (1996) SSRN
  • Paul L. Caron, Chief Justice Burger: A Better Tax Lawyer Than His Critics, 69 TAX NOTES 1020 (1995) SSRN
  • Paul L. Caron, When Does Life Begin for Tax Purposes?, 68 TAX NOTES 320 (1995) SSRN
  • Paul L. Caron, Estate Planning Implications of the Right of Publicity, 68 TAX NOTES 95 (1995) SSRN
  • Paul L. Caron, Section 2036 Ruling May Force Bengals Out of Cincinnati, 67 TAX NOTES 1504 (1995) SSRN
  • Paul L. Caron, Estate and Gift Tax Problems of Principals and Agents Under Durable Powers of Attorney, 66 TAX NOTES 1009 (1995) SSRN
  • Paul L. Caron, Court Rejects Application of Dickman to Foregone Dividends, 66 TAX NOTES 552 (1995)
  • Paul L. Caron, Taxing Opportunity, 14 VA. TAX. REV. 347 (1994)
  • Paul L. Caron, Tax Myopia, or Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Tax Lawyers, 13 VA. TAX REV. 517 (1994) SSRN
  • Paul L. Caron, Bosch and the Allure of Adversariness, 64 TAX NOTES 673 (1994)
  • Paul L. Caron, The Federal Courts of Appeals' Use of State Court Decisions in Tax Cases: "Proper Regard" Means "No Regard", 46 OKLA. L. REV. 443 (1993) HeinOnline
  • Paul L. Caron, The Lurking Retroactivity Issues in Irvine, 61 TAX NOTES 1109 (1993)
  • Paul L. Caron, The Role of State Court Decisions in Federal Tax Litigation: Bosch, Erie & Beyond, 71 OR. L. REV. 781 (1992) HeinOnline

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