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ONU Law Review Symposium focuses on tax cuts and jobs act

Mar 14, 2019

A variety of experts will share their insights on the topical theme of “The impact and future of tax cuts and the jobs act” during the 42nd annual Ohio Northern University Law Review Symposium on March 15 in the ONU College of Law.

Following is a list of speakers and topics. News media members are invited to cover all or portions of the event, and speakers will be available for interviews. More information can be found here

9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m. Jennifer Bird-Pollan, “Tax reform in the United States: A brief history, with a look towards the future.” Bird-Pollan is the Robert G. Lawson Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky. Her research intersects tax law and philosophy, specifically with regard to taxation of wealth transfers and sovereignty in international taxation.

10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. Daniel Hemel, “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: A space odyssey biography.” Hemel is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches tax, torts, non-profit organizations and administrative law.

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Darien Shanske, “States can and should respond strategically to federal tax law.” Shanske has a background as an academic, attorney and financial consultant to local governments. He academic interests include taxation, particularly state and local taxation; local government law; public finance; and political theory.

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Elaine Waterhouse-Wilson, “Charitable Tax Advice: You Get What You Pay For, A Case Study on the Ethical Issues Arising Out of Donor Tax Advice under the Charitable Quid Pro Quo Regulations.” Waterhouse-Wilson is associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at the West Virginia University College of Law. She is the former chair of the American Bar Association’s Charitable Planning and Exempt Organization Group of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Section as well as the president of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Tax Institute. Waterhouse-Wilson regularly speaks on tax issues in West Virginia and around the country.