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Nancy Ganong Neslund

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Tilton Hall of Law #174
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Professor Neslund joined the College of Law faculty in August 2012 as a visiting assistant professor. At ONU, she teaches the recently implemented L2 course, Financial Literacy, as well as Federal Income Tax and Business Planning.

Neslund brings to ONU an extensive experience, both in teaching and practice, in the areas of business, tax, wills and trusts, and administrative law. She has previously taught at such law schools as Europa Universität-Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Lewis & Clark in Portland, Oregon, as well as in Masters of Taxation programs in California and New York. She practiced law for over a decade, focusing on business and estate planning for entrepreneurs, as well as the government regulation of business. She is a long-time co-author of the McGraw-Hill text, Law, Business and Society, the 11th edition of which is now being prepared. She co-authored Taxation of Business Entities for the LexisNexis Questions and Answers series (2011).

Her research interests include: the process of transnational coordination of national tax systems and of the delivery of professional services; social entrepreneurship; and the emerging law governing such new entities as benefit corporations and low income LLCs.

LL.M., New York University, Kenneson Foundation Scholar
J.D., Columbia University, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
B.A. (Economics), Willamette University, Cum Laude
Bar Admissions: 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court of Oregon
State of Oregon
Teaching Interests: 
Tax and business topics, including:
     Financial literacy
     Federal tax, including taxation of individuals and business entities
     Business organizations and business planning
     Legal context of American business
Faculty Activities
In Progress: 

Global Village Perspectives: Lessons from the Transnational Dispute over Tax Flight


Chapter Sixteen, "International Ethics and Law;" Chapter Seventeen, "Environmental Protection;" Chapter 18, "Internet Law and Ethics." LAW, BUSINESS AND SOCIETY (McGraw-Hill 2014, 11th ed.; previous editions 2011, 2009, 2005, 2003)

Q&A: Taxation of Business Entities (2011; LexisNexis)(co-authored)

Chapter Nine, "Business Organizations and Securities Regulation." LAW, BUSINESS AND SOCIETY (McGraw-Hill 2011, 10th ed.; previous edition 2009)


"The WTO's Dispute Resolution Mechanism-A Case Study: The U.S. Corporate Income Tax," North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association, Boston (April 2004)

"Professional Services Under the WTO-Curtailed National Regulation," University of Waikato, New Zealand, Faculty Research Symposium (August 2002)

"WTO and the Globalization of Tax, Accounting and Legal Services," 2001 Emerging Issues in International Accounting Conference (August 2001)