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Staudt Named Class of 1940 Professor

March 28, 2006 | by Pat Vaughan Tremmel

CHICAGO --- Nancy Staudt, a recent visiting professor at Northwestern University School of Law, has been named the Class of 1940 Research Professor in the Law School, effective Sept. 1.

Staudt came to Northwestern from Washington University where she was a full professor as well as faculty advisor to the LLM Program in Taxation. She has spent the last several years investigating congressional and judicial decision-making in the taxation context.

Her articles include “Redundant Tax and Spending Programs,” “Taxpayers in Court: A Systematic Study of a (Misunderstood) Doctrine” and “Modeling Standing,” all of which explore the roles of doctrine and politics in the development of federal taxation law and policy.

Staudt has published more than 20 articles and a book, and her work has appeared or will shortly appear in many of the top law journals, including the Northwestern University Law Review, New York University Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Emory Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review and Tax Law Review.

A recipient of two awards from the National Science Foundation, Staudt is a highly sought after speaker. She has delivered more than 50 talks and presentations on topics such as taxation and the Supreme Court and taxation and political participation.

She teaches courses on federal income tax, corporate taxation, tax policy, estate and gift tax and law and politics.

After graduating from law school, Staudt clerked for Judge John T. Noonan in the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and worked as a tax associate at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster. 

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