William J. Turnier

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  • J.D., University of Virginia (1968)
  • M.A., Pennsylvania State University (1967)
  • B.S., Fordham University (1963)

Upon graduation Turnier joined the tax department of the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City. He joined the UNC-Chapel Hill law faculty in 1973. His teaching interests are in the areas of federal taxation and the value added tax and his scholarly interests are in the areas of federal taxation, the value added tax and law and social science. He is the coauthor or coeditor of six books in the area of taxation, several in multiple editions. He has presented scholarly papers at conferences in this country and abroad and is a regular contributor to law reviews. Turnier has served as a visiting professor at the University of Texas, the University of Utah, the University of Virginia, the University of Alabama, Duke University, Hofstra University and the Academy of International Taxation in the Republic of China.

Selected Publications

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  • Games, Lies and Taxes, 123 TAX NOTES 1117 (2009). [SSRN]
  • A Malthusian Analysis of the So-Called Dynasty Trust, 28 VA. TAX REV. 779 (2009). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • Theory Meets Reality: The Case of the Double Tax on Material Capital, 27 VA TAX REV. 83 (2007). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
  • TAXATION OF ESTATES, GIFTS AND TRUSTS (with R. Campfield & M. Dickinson) (Westgroup, 23rd ed., 2006) (Teacher's manual). [KF6572.A4 P4 2006]
  • MATERIALS ON FAMILY WEALTH MANAGEMENT (with G. McCouch et al., eds., West Group, 2005). [KF749 .M375 2005 ]
  • PAYE as an Alternative to an Alternative Tax System, 23 VA. TAX REV. 205 (2003). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Hein]
  • Tax (and Lots of Other) Scholars Need Not Apply: The Changing Venue for Scholarship, 50 J. LEGAL EDUC. 189 (2000). [Westlaw, SSRN, Hein]
  • The Racial Ecology of the Courtroom: An Experimental Study of Juror Response to the Race of Criminal Defendants (J. Conley &  W. Turnier and M. Rose), 2000 WIS. L. REV. 1185 (2000). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Hein]
  • Designing an Efficient Value Added Tax, 39 TAX L. REV. 435 (1984). [Lexis/Nexis, Hein]
  • Evaluating Personal Deductions in an Income Tax - The Ideal, 66 CORNELL L. REV. 262 (1981). [Hein]
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