Tax Meets Non-Tax
In an environment of increasing academic specialization, Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs seeks to build bridges across academic disciplines by introducing a new kind of workshop. For each session, a tax scholar will select a non-tax, but law-related, work that is prominent in its own field and explain how the work is relevant to the study of taxation. The author of the work will then respond before we open the session to questions and discussion by workshop attendees. The series is sponsored by the University of Oxford Faculty of Law and the Virginia Center for Tax Law at UVA.
All sessions will take place on Zoom, and the work to be discussed will be distributed on this website or by email to registrants.
Thursday, April 7
- Featured Work: Martha Fineman (Emory Law), “Cracking the Foundational Myths: Independence, Autonomy, and Self-Sufficiency” in Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus: Gender, Law, and Society (Fineman and Dougherty, eds., Cornell 2005)
- Commentator: Miranda Stewart (University of Melbourne)
Friday, March 18
- Featured Work: Martin Gilens (UCLA) and Benjamin Page (Northwestern University), “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens” (2014) (Gilens will attend)
- Commentator: Daniel N. Shaviro (New York University School of Law)
Friday, Nov. 5
- Featured Work: Richard H. Pildes (NYU), “Political Fragmentation in Democracies of the West” (Oct. 2, 2021).
- Commentator: Wolfgang Schön (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance)
Friday, June 11
- Featured Work: Jedediah S. Britton-Purdy, David Singh Grewal, Amy Kapczynski and Sabeel K. Rahman, “Building a Law-and-Political-Economy Framework: Beyond the Twentieth-Century Synthesis” (March 2, 2020). Amy Kapczynski (Yale), and possibly other of the co-authors, will attend.
- Commentator: Anne Alstott (Yale)
Friday, April 16
- Featured Work: Ronald J. Gilson (Columbia), “Value Creation by Business Lawyers: Legal Skills and Asset Pricing,” 94 Yale L.J. 239, 241 (1984).
- Commentator: Michael S. Knoll (Penn)