Tax Law Expert Leigh Osofsky Joins UNC School of Law Faculty

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Leigh Osofsky

UNC School of Law is pleased to welcome Leigh Osofsky as a tax law professor. Osofsky joins the Carolina Law faculty from the University of Miami School of Law, where she has taught courses addressing various aspects of taxation and policy for the last seven years. Before joining the University of Miami faculty, Osofsky was an acting assistant professor of tax law at New York University from 2009 to 2011.

“We are thrilled to have Leigh join our faculty this summer,” says Kathleen DeLaney Thomas, assistant professor of law and director of the UNC School of Law Tax Institute. “Leigh is a well-respected and accomplished tax scholar, as well as a committed and effective teacher. We’re also excited that she will help us expand our tax law course offerings at the law school and will be a great resource for our students.”

Osofsky has recently published scholarly articles in Emory Law Journal, Yale Journal on Regulation, Tax Law Review, Buffalo Law Review, Florida Tax Review and Virginia Tax Review.

“I am so excited to be a part of Carolina Law’s vibrant academic community, and my family is looking forward to all the Research Triangle has to offer as a place to grow and learn,” says Osofsky.

Osofsky earned her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Brown University in 2003 and her law degree from Stanford Law School in 2006, where she became a member of the Order of the Coif.

Prior to entering academia, Osofsky clerked for the Honorable Pierre Leval on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and worked as a tax attorney at Fenwick & West, LLP, specializing in tax transactional planning and serving as counsel in complex tax litigation matters.

Osofsky begins at UNC School of Law on July 1, 2018 and will teach Federal Income Tax, Partnership Tax, and Tax Law Research and Writing.

-February 5, 2018

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