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Ruth Mason

Hunton & Williams Professor of Law
J.D., Harvard Law School, 2001
B.A., Columbia University, 1997

Ruth Mason joined the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the 2013 fall semester as a professor of law. Prior to joining the Law School, Mason was the Anthony J. Smits Professor of Global Commerce at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Mason has also been a visiting professor at Johannes Kepler University, Leiden University, Universitié Paris 1 (Panthéon Sorbonne) and Yale Law School. She served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Vienna Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law in the winter of 2009. A member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) since 2005, Mason was selected as National Reporter for the United States to the 2008 IFA Congress on tax discrimination. She is co-editor (with Ekkehart Reimer of the University of Heidelberg) of Kluwer's Series on International Taxation, and she is a member of the editorial board of the World Tax Journal.

Mason's research focuses on international and comparative taxation, and she has written extensively on state taxation in the United States and member state taxation in the European Union. Her recent scholarship focuses on how tax nondiscrimination laws affect cross-border labor mobility in common markets.

Prior to joining the University of Connecticut, Mason was deputy director of the International Tax Program and executive director of the Graduate Tax Program at New York University School of Law. Before that, she was a tax associate in the New York office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

She received her undergraduate degree in U.S. history from Columbia University and her law degree from Harvard Law School.


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Book:

Primer on Direct Taxation in the European Union (Thomson West, 2005).

Articles:

"Waiting for Perseus: A Sur-Reply to Professors Graetz and Warren," 66 Tax L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2014).
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"Delegating Up: State Conformity with the Federal Tax Base," 62 Duke L.J. 1267 (2013).
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"What Is Tax Discrimination?" (with Michael Knoll), 121 Yale L.J. 1014 (2012).
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"Federalism and the Taxing Power," 99 Cal. L. Rev. 975 (2011).
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"Tax Expenditures and Global Labor Mobility, 84 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1542 (2009).
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"Constitutional Restraints on Corporate Tax Integration," 61 Tax L. Rev. 1 (2009).
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"Made in America for European Tax: The Internal Consistency Test," 49 B.C. L. Rev. 1277 (2008).
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"Flunking the ECJ’s Tax Discrimination Test," 46 Colum. J. Transnat’l L. 72 (2007).
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"U.S. Tax Treaty Policy & the European Court of Justice," 59 Tax L. Rev. 65 (2005).
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