In an effort to thoughtfully tackle a heated topic involving the current economic climate of the United States, the Pepperdine Law Review teamed with Tax Analysts to host "Tax Advice for the Second Obama Administration." The January event welcomed a standing room only crowd to the Malibu campus.
Coinciding with inauguration weekend, the symposium featured four panel discussions and more than 25 prominent and well-known scholars and practitioners who tackled the topic of how the tax code may change during the next four years. The symposium also featured a keynote address by Columbia Law School's Michael Graetz and a luncheon address by David Cay Johnston, an investigative journalist and author and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize.
Professor Paul Caron, faculty advisor to the symposium, said of the event, "All of the participants in the Pepperdine/Tax Analysts symposium agreed on one important point: tax policy making is broken in Washington, D.C. and our critical economic and budgetary problems demand that President Obama work with Congress to produce the fundamental tax reform that the country desperately needs."
"The Pepperdine Law Review was absolutely thrilled by the enormous turnout," said symposium editor, Michael Wood. "We were so honored to bring together the brightest minds in tax law." Wood noted that all of the written contributions will be published in issue 5 of Volume 40 of the Pepperdine Law Review.
A live webcast of the event can be viewed here.
Professor Caron's blog post about the event can be found here.
Pepperdine Law Review
A scholarly law journal published by second- and third-year law students at the Pepperdine University School of Law, the Pepperdine Law Review was founded in 1972. In its 40 years of existence, the Pepperdine Law Review has been a resource for practitioners, law professors, and judges alike and has been cited several times by the Supreme Court. Written contributions to the symposium will be published in Issue 5 of Volume 40.
Founded in 1970 as a nonprofit organization, Tax Analysts is a leading provider of tax news and analysis for the global community. More than 150,000 tax professionals in law and accounting firms, corporations, and government agencies rely on Tax Analysts' in-depth federal, state, and international content each day. Tax Analysts has the industry's largest tax-dedicated correspondent staff, with more than 250 domestic and international correspondents.