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Paul L. Caron, LL.M.

Paul L. Caron, LL.M.

Professor of Law

Contact Information

Phone: (310) 506-7521
paul.caron
‪@SoCalTaxProf‬‬‬‬‬‬‪ ‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
Blog: TaxProf Blog
School: School of Law
Location: Malibu

Areas of Expertise

  • Tax law

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Professor Caron is the publisher and editor of TaxProf Blog, the most popular tax blog on the Internet. He was named was named one of the 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education in 2014 by The National Jurist and has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Tax and Accounting for the past eight years by Accounting Today. He’s written over fifty books and law review articles, including most recently California Dreamin’: Tax Scholarship in a Time of Fiscal Crisis (with Joe Bankman).

Professor Paul Caron is one of the leading entrepreneurial tax scholars in the country. He has written over 50 books and law review articles, including most recently California Dreamin’: Tax Scholarship in a Time of Fiscal Crisis (with Joe Bankman); Thomas Piketty and the Legal Causes of InequalityTax Reform in a Time of CrisisTax Advice for the Second Obama Administration; and Occupy the Tax Code: Using the Estate Tax to Reduce Inequality and Spur Economic Growth (with Jim Repetti).

Professor Caron serves as series editor for two publishers developing over 50 books for use by law students: the Law Stories Series of books published by Foundation Press; and the Graduate Tax Series of books published by LexisNexis for use in Tax LLM programs. He is the editor of three tax journals published by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). In addition, he is the publisher and editor of TaxProf Blog, the most popular tax blog on the Internet; and the owner and publisher of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

Professor Caron is president of the Board of Directors of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) and a member of the LexisNexis Law School Publishing Advisory Board. He was named one of the 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education in 2014 by The National Jurist, and has been named one of the 100 most influential people in tax and accounting for the past eight years by Accounting Today. Professor Caron also has served as a visiting professor at the University of Florida College of Law, Florida State University College of Law, New York University/IRS Office of Chief Counsel Continuing Professional Education Program, and University of San Diego School of Law.

Education

LL.M., Boston University

J.D., Cornell Law School

A.B., Georgetown University

Books

  • Pursuing a Tax LLM Degree: Why, When and Where? (ABA Press, 2014) (with Jennifer Kowal, Katherine Pratt & Theodore Seto)
  • Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation (Foundation Press, 7th ed. 2014) (with Paul McDaniel & Jim Repetti)
  • Tax Stories (Foundation Press, 2d ed. 2009)

Articles

  • Grassroots Innovation and Regulatory Adaption:  The Sharing Economy, Transportation, and Tax Policy, 81 U. Chi. L. Rev. Dialogue (2014) (with Jordan Barry)
  • Thomas Piketty and the Legal Causes of Inequality, 65 Emory L.J. Online (2014)
  • California Dreamin’: Tax Scholarship in a Time of Fiscal Crisis, 48 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 405 (2014) (with Joe Bankman)
  • Tax Reform in a Time of Crisis, 142 Tax Notes 1106 (2014)
  • Revitalizing the Estate Tax: Five Easy Pieces, 142 Tax Notes 1231 (2014) (with Jim Repetti)
  • Tax Advice for the Second Obama Administration, 40 Pepp. L. Rev. 1143 (2013)
  • Occupy the Tax Code: Using the Estate Tax to Reduce Inequality and Spur Economic Growth, 40 Pepp. L. Rev. 1255 (2013) (with Jim Repetti)