Distinguished Lecture in Tax: The State of Our Tax Institutions, with Victor Fleischer

February 28, 2018 | 12:10 pm | Vorys Faculty Lounge, Drinko 314

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Victor Fleischer, Professor of Law and Director of Tax Programs at University of San Diego will present the 2018 Distinguished Lecture in Tax, “The State of Our Tax Institutions.”

Professor Fleischer will talk about how the rules of the game have changed, arguing that more than ever, ideology drives tax policy at the expense of evidence, reason, expert advice, or specialized knowledge, and that the state of our tax institutions is not strong. This lecture examines the performance of our tax institutions in the year leading up to the passage of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017.

Fleischer is the 6th most downloaded tax scholar of all time on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). He also was the seventh most cited tax law professor among U.S. law schools from 2009 to 2013 per Brian Leiter’s Scholarly Impact Study. Fleisher also writes the “Standard Deduction” column for the New York Times.

Fleischer practiced law at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and also served as a law clerk to the Honorable M. Blane Michael of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Fleischer joined the USD School of Law faculty in 2013, after teaching at University of Colorado Law School, the University of Illinois College of Law, UCLA School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and New York University School of Law.