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Scholarly Workshop Series

Pepperdine Caruso Law hosts scholarly workshops throughout the academic year to highlight and discuss the work of a variety of visiting and Pepperdine faculty.

January 28

Zach Price (Hastings)

Symmetric Constitutionalism: An Essay on Masterpiece Cakeshop and the Post-Kennedy Supreme Court

February 25

Dorothy Lund (USC)

Non-voting Shares and Efficient Corporate Governance

March 18

Helen Norton (Colorado)

The Government's Lies and the Constitution

March 25

Barry MacDonald (Pepperdine)

April 15

Chris Goodman (Pepperdine)

April 22

Stephen Lee (UC Irvine)

Family Separation as Slow Death

September 3

Denise Riebe (Pepperdine)

AMP Presentation: The Science of Learning and What it Means for Our Students

September 17

Beth Colgan (UCLA)

Wealth-Based Penal Disenfranchisement

October 1

Mark Scarberry (Pepperdine)

October 29

Orin Kerr (USC)

The Digital Fourth Amendment (under contract with Oxford University Press, publication expected 2019).

November 12

Tanya Cooper (Pepperdine)

February 19

Yehonatan Givati

Preferences for Criminal Justice Error Types: Theory and Evidence

March 6

Alex Tsesis (Loyola Chicago)

Contextual Free Speech

April 27

Michael Helfand (Pepperdine)

The Future of Religious Arbitration in the United States: Looking Through a Pluralist Lens




Tax Policy Workshop Series

January 23

Ariel Jurow Kleiman (San Diego), Tax Limits and the Future of Local Democracy, 133 Harv. L. Rev. (2019)

February 4

Jason Oh (UCLA), The Effects of Capital Gains Rate Uncertainty on Realization (with David Kamin - NYU)

February 18

Goldburn Maynard (Louisville), Legislating Tax Cuts With Tall Tales

March 4

Gladriel Shobe (BYU), Economic Segregation, Tax Reform, and the Local Tax Deduction

March 25

Joshua Blank (UC-Irvine), Simplexity and Legal Calculators (with Leigh Osofsky - North Carolina)

April 8

Rebecca Kysar (Fordham), Unravelling The Tax Treaty

April 22

Susan Morse (Texas), GILTI: The Cooperative Potential of a Unilateral Minimum Tax


Jan. 25

Adam Chodorow (Arizona State), The Parsonage Exemption, 51 U.C. Davis L. Rev. (2017)

Feb. 6

Katherine Pratt (Loyola-L.A.), The Tax Definition of "Medical Care:" A Critique of the Startling IRS Arguments in O'Donnabhain v. Commissioner, 23 Mich. J. Gender & L. 313 (2016)

Feb. 20

Joshua Blank (NYU), The Timing of Tax Transparency, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 449 (2017)

Mar. 6

Erin Scharf (Arizona State), Hyper Preemption

Mar. 27

Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings), Tax Compliance in a Decentralizing Economy

Apr. 10

Edward Kleinbard (USC), Capital Taxation In An Age Of Inequality, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 593 (2017)

Apr. 24

Daniel Hemel (Chicago), Federalism as a Safeguard of Progressive Taxation, 93 N.Y.U. L. Rev. ___ (2017)

Jan. 25

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine), The State Administration of International Tax Avoidance

Feb. 8

Adam Chodorow (Arizona State), Bitcoin, Foreign Currency, and the Case for Basis Pooling

Feb. 22

John Brooks (Georgetown), Quasi-Public Spending

Mar. 7

Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A.), The Section 527 Obstacle to Meaningful Section 501(c)(4) Regulation

Mar. 28

Shuyi Oei (Tulane), The Tax Lives of Uber Drivers: Evidence from Internet Discussion Forums

Apr. 11

Jason Oh (UCLA), How the Rich Drive Progressive Marginal Tax Rates

Apr. 25

Lily Kahng (Seattle), Who Owns Human Capital?

Jan. 14

Adam Chodorow (Arizona State), Pope Francis, the Bible, and Tax Policy

Feb. 2

Michael Graetz (Columbia), The Tax Reform Road Not Taken -- Yet

Feb. 18

Ed Kleinbard (USC), We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money

Mar. 2

Shu-Yi Oei (Tulane), Human Equity? Regulating the New Income Share Agreements

Mar. 23

Gregg Polsky (North Carolina), Private Equity Tax Games

Apr. 6

Miranda Fleischer (San Diego), Libertarianism and the Charitable Tax Subsidies

Apr. 20

Heather Field (UC-Hastings), Aggressive Tax Planning and the Ethical Tax Lawyer

Jan. 15

Adam Chodorow (Arizona State)

Feb. 3

Richard Winchester (Thomas Jefferson)

Feb. 12

Leigh Osofsky (Miami)

Mar. 3

Brian Galle (Boston College)

Mar. 24

Sarah Lawsky (UC-Irvine)

Apr. 7

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

Apr. 21

Jordan Barry (San Diego)