The College of Law is pleased to announce that Michelle Layser will join the tenure-stream faculty as an Assistant Professor of Law beginning in the summer of 2018. She will teach Partnership Taxation, Property, and State and Local Taxation.
Professor Layser is currently a Research Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches a course on social justice and taxation. Professor Layser's legal scholarship focuses on the intersection of tax law and social policy, touching on such diverse issues as housing and segregation, unequal taxation of same-sex families, the potential role of non-profits in supporting news production, and tax incentives for investment in clean energy technologies. Her most recent paper is forthcoming in 2018 in the Indiana Law Journal. She has also published three articles in the flagship law reviews at Missouri, Utah and Hawaii.
Before joining Georgetown as a fellow in 2016, Professor Layser worked as a Managing Editor at Bloomberg BNA and as a transactional associate at Latham & Watkins LLP. She received an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 2010 and graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2009, where she was senior content editor of the law review. She received her B.A. (cum laude) in English from the University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Layser is the second new hire announced by the College of Law in recent months. Professor Jeremy McClane, an expert in corporate and commercial transactions, will also join the faculty in 2018.
Read the Jeremy McClane announcement.