Faculty Biography

Paul L. Caron

Herzog Summer Visiting Professor in Taxation

  • LLM, 1988, Boston University
  • JD, 1983, Cornell University
  • AB, 1979, Georgetown University

Areas of Expertise

Professor Caron teaches and writes in the areas of tax law.

Professional Experience

Caron clerked for the Honorable William J. Holloway, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and then practiced tax law at Sullivan & Worcester in Boston for five years. He is the Charles Hartsock Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and is the publisher and editor of the popular TaxProf blog. Caron has been a visiting professor at the University of Florida College of Law, Florida State University College of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, and New York University/IRS Office of Chief Counsel Continuing Professional Education Program.

Honors and Affiliations

Caron graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University and cum laude from Cornell Law School. He received the Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Cincinnati in 1997; the Harold C. Schott Publication Prize in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006; the Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award in 2005; and the Goldman Prize for Teaching Excellence in 2003. 

Key Works

Caron's publications include: Tax Stories (Foundation Press, 2003); Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation (with McDaniel and Repetti) (Foundation Press, 2003); "Are Scholars Better Bloggers?" in 84 Washington University Law Review 1025 (2006); "Ranking Law Schools: Using SSRN to Measure Scholarly Performance" in 81 Indiana Law Journal 83 (with Black) (2006); and "What Law Schools Can Learn From Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics" in 82 Texas Law Review 1483 (with Gely) (2004). 

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