Faculty Biography

Miranda Perry Fleischer

Professor of Law

  • LLM, 2003, New York University School of Law
  • JD, 1996, University of Chicago Law School
  • BA, 1993, Duke University

Areas of Expertise

Professor Fleischer teaches and writes in the areas of individual taxation, federal estate and gift tax, and tax-exempt organizations.

Professional Experience

Fleischer served as a law clerk to the Honorable Morris Sheppard Arnold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She practiced law at Shaw Pittman LLP and Wiley, Rein & Fielding. She was a staff attorney for Institute for Justice
in Washington, DC. She was an associate professor of law at University of Colorado Law School and University of Illinois College of Law and a scholar in residence and an acting assistant professor of tax law at New York University School of Law. She joined the USD School of Law faculty in 2013.

Honors and Affiliations

Fleischer won University of Colorado’s Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award in 2011 and was the Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Scholar at University of Illinois College of Law from 2007 to 2009. Fleischer won the Harry J. Rudick Memorial Award at New York University School of Law in 2003. She was student editor of Tax Law Review and a member of University of Chicago Law Review. She won the Duke University Alice Baldwin Scholarship for Academic Achievement in 1992.

Key Works

Fleischer's publications include “Charitable Giving and Utilitarianism: Problems and Priorities” in 89 Indiana Law Journal 1485 (2014); “Equality of Opportunity and the Charitable Tax Subsidies” in 91 Boston University Law Review 601 (2011); “Theorizing the Charitable Tax Subsidies: The Role of Distributive Justice” in 87 Washington University Law Review 505 (2010); “Generous to a Fault? Fair Shares and Charitable Giving” in 93 Minnesota Law Review 165 (2008); and “Charitable Contributions in an Ideal Estate Tax” in 60 Tax Law Review 263 (2007).

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Contact Information

Legal Research Center 318
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(P) (619) 260-2319
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Online Resources

Curriculum Vita


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