Pamela B. Gann Professor of Law
Lawrence Zelenak teaches income tax, corporate tax, a tax policy seminar, and torts. His publications include numerous articles on tax policy issues and a treatise on federal income taxation of individuals. His most recent publications include "Tax or Welfare? The Administration of the Earned Income Tax Credit," 52 UCLA Law Review 1867 (2005); "Tax Shelters and the Search for a Silver Bullet," 105 Columbia Law Review 1939 (2005); "Taxing Endowment," in Duke Law Journal (2006); "Justice Holmes, Ralph Kramden, and the Civic Virtues of a Tax Return Filing Requirement," 61 Tax Law Review 53 (2007); "The Theory and Practice of Tax Reform," 105 Michigan Law Review 1133 (2007); cite to "Taxing Endowment" in 55 Duke Law Journal 1145 (2006).
Prior to joining Duke Law in 2003, Zelenak was a member of the Columbia Law School faculty. Prior to that, he was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of Law; professor in residence at the Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.; an assistant professor at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon; and an associate with the firm of LeSourd and Patten in Seattle. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Utah School of Law.
Zelenak received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Santa Clara, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1979.