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Law Review Symposium


Friday, January 18, 2013
8:00-8:45 am Registration/Breakfast

8:45-9:00 am Introduction and Welcome
Deanell Tacha (Dean, Pepperdine)
Chris Bergin (President, Tax Analysts)
9:00-9:30 am Keynote Address
Michael Graetz (Columbia)
9:30-10:45 am

Occupy the Tax Code: The Buffett Rule, the 1%, and the Fairness/Growth Divide

Moderator: David Brunori (Tax Analysts)

Papers: Dorothy Brown (Emory)
Francine Lipman (UNLV)
Kirk Stark (UCLA) (with Eric Zolt (UCLA))

Commentary: David Miller (Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, New York)
Bruce Bartlett (Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury)

10:45-11:00 am Break
11:00-12:15 pm Estate and Gift Tax
Moderator: Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

Papers: Ed McCaffery (USC)
Grayson McCouch (San Diego)
Jim Repetti (Boston College) (with Paul Caron (Pepperdine))

Commentary: Joe Thorndike (Tax Analysts)

12:15-1:45 pm

Luncheon Address
David Cay Johnston (2001 Pulitzer-Prize Winner)

 1:45-3:00 pm

Business/International Tax #1

Moderator: Tom Bost (Pepperdine)

Papers: Steve Bank (UCLA)
Karen Burke (San Diego)
Martin Sullivan (Tax Analysts)

Commentary: Michael Schler (Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York)

 3:00-3:15 pm  Break
 3:15-4:30 pm

Business/International Tax #2

Moderator: Khrista McCarden (Pepperdine)

Papers: Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)
Allison Christians (McGill)
Susan Morse (UC-Hastings)

Commentary: Robert Goulder (Tax Analysts)

4:30-5:00 pm

Closing Remarks: What Have We Learned today? 

David Cay Johnston