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Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Full-Time Faculty

Samuel Brunson

Title/s: Associate Professor of Law

Office #: Corboy 1426

Phone: 312.915.6346

E-mail: sbrunson@luc.edu

About

Professor Brunson joined the Loyola faculty in 2009. His research focuses on the ways the federal income tax affects discrete groups of taxpayers, with special focuses on investors and families. In addition, Professor Brunson researches and writes about issues with the administration of the tax law. His articles have been published in a variety of law reviews, including the Northwestern University Law Review, the Wake Forest Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, and the Florida Tax Review.

Prior to joining the Loyola faculty, Professor Brunson practiced law with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and clerked for the Honorable George W. Miller on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Professor Brunson teaches Federal Income Tax and International Tax. He received his law degree in 2004 from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Senior Editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for all three years. He also was an Editor of the Columbia Journal of European Law.

Degrees

B.A., Brigham Young University, 2000
J.D., Columbia, 2004

Program Areas

Business Organizations
Federal Income Tax
International Tax

Publications

Professor Samuel Brunson's SSRN Webpage

Articles

Mutual Funds, Fairness, and the Income Gap, 65 Ala. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2013) [draft]

Taxing Polygamy, 91 Wash. U. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2013) [draft]

Watching the Watchers: Preventing I.R.S. Abuse of the Tax System, 14 Fla. Tax Rev. __ (forthcoming 2013) (peer-reviewed journal) [draft]

Repatriating Tax-Exempt Investments: Tax Havens, Blocker Corporations, and Unrelated Debt-Financed Income, 106 Nw. U.  L. Rev. 225 (2012) [article]

How to Tax Mitt Romney, 135 Tax Notes 1137 (2012)

Grown-Up Income Shifting: Yesterday’s Kiddie Tax Is Not Enough, 59 U. Kan. L. Rev. 457 (2011) [article]

Reigning in Charities: Using an Intermediate Penalty to Enforce the Campaigning Prohibition, 8 Pitt. Tax Rev. 125 (2011) (peer-reviewed journal) [article]

Taxing Investment Fund Managers Using a Simplified Mark-to-Market Approach, 45 Wake Forest L. Rev. 79 (2010) [article]

Taxing Investors on a Mark-to-Market Basis, 43 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 507 (2010) [article]

Elective Taxation of Financial Instruments: A Proposal, 8 Houston Bus. & Tax L.J. 1 (2007) [article]

Recent Presentations

Presenting Richard Lavoie’s The Times They Are A1Changin’: Do the Occupy Wall Street Protests Indicate a Wealth Tax Is Now Possible in America?, Valparaiso University Regional Faculty Workshop, Chicago, IL (Feb. 22, 2013)

Watching the Watchers: Preventing I.R.S. Abuse of the Tax System, First Annual Junior Tax Roundtable, Chicago, IL (Dec. 8, 2012)                                                                                                                          

Watching the Watchers: Preventing I.R.S. Abuse of the Tax System, Chicago Junior Faculty Workshop, Chicago, IL (Nov. 30, 2012)

Mutual Funds, Fairness, and the Income Gap, ClassCrits V, University of Wisconsin Law School (Nov. 17, 2012)

Watching the Watchers: Preventing I.R.S. Abuse of the Tax System, Central States Law Schools Association 2012 Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH (Oct. 20, 2012)

Mutual Funds, Fairness, and the Income Gap, Second Annual Critical Perspectives on Tax Policy Workshop, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA (Sept. 14, 2012)

Mutual Funds, Fairness, and the Income Gap, Seventh Annual Junior Tax Scholars Workshop, San Francisco, CA (May 30, 2012)

Taxing Modern Families at Beyond the Picket Fence: The Impact of Traditional Laws on Changing Families, 2012 Annual Race and the Law Symposium, Loyola University Chicago (March 30, 2012)

Faculty Workshop, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, March 22, 2012 (presenting Mutual Funds, Fairness, and the Wealth Gap)

Taxing Polygamy: Married Filing Jointly (and Severally?), J. Reuben Clark Society Faculty Conference, Washington, D.C. (Jan. 4, 2012)

Taxing Polygamy: Married Filing Jointly (and Severally?), Critical Perspectives on Tax Policy Conference, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA (Sept. 16, 2011)

Repatriating Tax-Exempt Investments: Tax Havens, Blocker Corporations, and Unrelated Debt-Financed Income, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (June 2, 2011)

Repatriating Tax-Exempt Investments: Tax Havens, Blocker Corporations, and Unrelated Debt-Financed Income, Fourth Annual Junior Faculty Regional Workshop, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO (May 13, 2011)

Repatriating Tax-Exempt Investments: Tax Havens, Blocker Corporations, and Unrelated Debt-Financed Income, J. Reuben Clark Society Faculty Conference, San Francisco, CA (Jan. 5, 2011)

Rethinking Public Charities and Political Speech, Fifth Annual Junior Tax Scholars Workshop, South Bend, IN (Jun. 12, 2010)

Faculty Workshop, Villanova University School of Law, April 9, 2010 (presenting Rethinking Public Charities and Political Speech)

Taxing Investment Fund Managers Using a Simplified Mark-to-Market Approach, 2009 Central States Law Schools Association Conference, Columbus, OH (Oct. 24, 2009)

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