Richard Hobbet taught classes related to income and corporate taxation. His first job after law school was as a trial attorney for the IRS in the Chicago area. After leaving the IRS in 1954 he was in general practice until 1968, when he joined the Duke Law faculty.
While Hobbet was a Duke Law professor he published articles on corporations and taxation, and co-authored the Tax Notes section of the 1972 and 1973 editions of Nichols Cyclopedia of Legal Forms. He was also a consultant for the North Carolina General Statutes Commision from 1971 to 1974.
Hobbet completed both his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Iowa in 1949 and 1951. Hobbet became a faculty member of the Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in 1976. He continued to teach classes on taxation. In 1984 Hobbet became an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego. He died in California in 2009.
Duke University, School of Law, Bulletin of Duke University School of Law [serial]
1976 AALS Directory of Law Teachers 478
1983-1984 AALS Directory of Law Teachers 368
Lexis Advance, Litigation Profile Suite, (Attorney search, Hobbet, Richard D.).
- Corporate Taxation
- Estate and Gift Taxation
- Foreign Income Taxation
- Personal Income Tax
- Personal Income Tax Practice
- Seminar in Tax Exempt Organizations
- Income Taxation of Partnerships, Estates, and Trusts
Articles & Essays
- Foreword, 39 Law & Contemporary Problems 1-5 ()
- A Flaw in the Throwback Rules for Capital Gain Distributions, 1971 Duke Law Journal 745-750 ()
- Liquidation-Reincorporation: A Recent Development, 1971 Duke Law Journal 367-389 ()
- The Step Transaction Doctrine and Its Effect on Corporate Transactions, 19 Proceedings of the Annual Tulane Tax Institute 102-142 ()
- Book Review, 1969 Duke Law Journal 1107-1116 () (review of Studies in Substantive Tax Reform edited by Arthur B. Willis (1969))
- Foreword, 34 Law & Contemporary Problems 671-672 (Fall ) (with Clark C. Havighurst)
- Transitional Mechanisms to Facilitate Tax Reform, 34 Law & Contemporary Problems 818-840 (Fall )