Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs

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. 

The co-convenors are Professor Tsilly Dagan of Oxford and Professor Ruth Mason of UVA Law.

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Upcoming Events

Sept. 20, 2024

Ron Harris

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET

Featured work: Ron Harris (Tel Aviv University) 

Commentators: Ruth Mason and Tsilly Dagan

Past Events

Friday, May 24

Featured work: Guido Alfani (Bocconi University), "Economic Inequality in Preindustrial Times: Europe and Beyond," 59 Journal of Economic Literature 3 (March 2021).

Commentator: Ted Seto (Loyola Law School).

Friday, Feb. 10

  • Featured work: Robert Schütze (Durham University), “Limits to the Union’s ‘Internal Market’ Competence(s): Constitutional Comparisons” in The Question of Competence in the European Union (Oxford University Press 2014)
  • Commentator: Georg Kofler (Vienna University of Economics and Business)  

Friday, Oct. 21

  • Featured Work: Timothy Endicott (University of Oxford), “The Value of Vagueness” in Vagueness in Normative Texts (Bhatia, et al., eds 2005)
  • Commentator: Judith Freedman (University of Oxford)

Thursday, April 7

Friday, March 18


Friday, Nov. 5

Friday, June 11

Friday, April 16

Friday, March 19

  • Featured Work: Katharina Pistor (Columbia), “The Code of Capital,” Princeton University Press, Chapter 6 (chapter will be emailed to registrants)
  • Commentators: Tsilly Dagan (Oxford) and Ruth Mason (UVA Law)