Lawrence A. Zelenak


  • Maybe Just a Little Bit Special, After All?, 63 Duke Law Journal (forthcoming)
  • The Almost-Restatement of Income Tax of 1954: When Tax Giants Roamed the Earth, Brooklyn Law Review (forthcoming)
  • Will the Federal Income Tax Have a Bicentennial? , Florida State University Law Review (forthcoming)


  • Learning to Love Form 1040: Two Cheers for the Return-Based Mass Income Tax (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
  • Federal Income Taxation: A Law Student's Guide to the Leading Cases and Concepts (Concepts and Insights Series) (Foundation Press, 12th ed. 2012) (with Marvin A. Chirelstein)
  • Federal Income Taxation (Aspen Publishing 2004, 2d ed. 2007, 3d ed. 2011) (with Richard L. Schmalbeck)
  • Federal Income Taxation of Individuals- - Study Problems (1990, 1996, and 2003) (with Martin J. McMahone, Jr.) (with Teacher's Manuals)
  • Federal Income Taxation of Individuals(3d ed. 2002) (with Boris I. Bittker & Martin J. McMahone, Jr.) & Semiannual Cumulative Supplments

Issues Edited

Articles and Essays

Newspaper Articles and Commentary

  • How Congress Could Have Spared Us Tax-Day Headaches, BloombergView (May 8, 2013)
  • U.S. Income Tax -- 100 Years Old, and Almost Never Happened, The Globe and Mail (April 11, 2013, 5:00am)
  • When We Loved Form 1040, New York Times (April 1, 2013 at A19)