Richard C. Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy Presents M. Carr Ferguson, Jr.

Richard C. Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy Presents M. Carr Ferguson, Jr.

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  • Friday, April 8, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Rooms C & D

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Simplifying the Corporate Income Tax

How a shorter, simpler statute, with scope for administrative and judicial interpretation, can save the corporate income tax from itself.

M. Carr Ferguson

Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, NY
M. Carr Ferguson imageProfessor Ferguson has been a USD School of Law visiting professor for the last several spring semesters, teaching fall semesters at NYU. He is a retired partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and previously taught on the law faculties of Iowa, Stanford and, principally, NYU, where he was the Denison Professor of Law. Professor Ferguson served two terms with the U.S. Department of Justice, first as a tax division trial attorney and member of the first class of honor graduates recruited directly from law school by the department and later, in the Carter administration, as assistant attorney general in charge of the tax division.

Professor Ferguson's teaching, publications and practice have involved various aspects of tax law including tax controversies and corporate transactions. In 2008, he received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Bar Association’s section on taxation in recognition of his outstanding career in tax law and his many contributions to the profession. Professor Ferguson received his BA and LLB from Cornell University and his LLM (Taxation) from New York University School of Law.

This event is free, but reservations are required. Lunch will be served.

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