EVANSTON, Ill. --- Robert J. Peroni, professor of law, has been named the Jack N. Pritzker Distinguished Visiting Professor.
Peroni is one of the nation's top scholars in international taxation and in energy taxation. His primary areas of teaching and scholarship are federal income taxation, international taxation, natural resource taxation and professional responsibility/legal ethics. He has presented papers and given lectures throughout the world.
He is co-author of five books and has written many articles on taxation and professional responsibility topics. Co-author with Joel D. Kuntz, Peroni penned a three-volume treatise titled “U.S. International Taxation,” a leading work on energy taxation. He also wrote (with John Dzienkowski) “Natural Resource Taxation -- Principles and Policies” and “Taxation of International Transactions” (with Charles Gustafson and Richard Pugh), a leading casebook on international taxation.
Peroni served as professor-in-residence in the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service and, during the 2000-2001 academic year, he was one of the academic advisers to the Joint Committee on Taxation's study of the overall state of the federal tax system.
He has been active on several committees of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation and has served as the chair of the Taxation Section of the Association of American Law Schools.
A fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, Peroni has taught courses in the NYU/IRS Continuing Professional Education Program and continues to co-chair the of the Annual Institute on Current Issues in International Taxation presented by George Washington University and the Internal Revenue Service.
Peroni also has held appointments as a visiting professor on the law faculties of New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Texas and UCLA. He taught at Tulane University, from 1981 to 1989, and was the Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law at George Washington University. Most recently he was the James A. Elkins Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Texas.
Peroni, who received his JD from Northwestern University in 1976, was twice the recipient of George Washington University Law School's distinguished faculty service award for outstanding teaching. He was the first recipient of the Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teaching Award at Tulane Law School, and in 2006 he received the Texas Exes Award for Outstanding Teaching at the University of Texas.