Faculty Biography

Ann Harris

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • LLM, 1981, Boston University
  • JD, 1980, University of San Diego
  • BA, 1972, University of California, San Diego

Areas of Expertise

Professor Harris teaches income tax of trusts and estates.

Professional Experience

Harris was an instructor of federal income taxation and federal estate and gift taxation for the American College CLU class from 1985 to 1990; and an instructor of income taxation of trusts and estates, and federal estate and gift taxation for the Golden Gate University School of Law LLM program from 1987 to 1992. She joined USD School of Law in 1991. 

Honors and Affiliations

Harris is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the State Bar of California, and the American Bar Association. She is also a member of the Lawyers Club of San Diego, where she served as treasurer from 1987 to 1989 and director from 1987 to 1989. Harris was the chair of the Estate, Probate and Trust Law Commission of the Board of Legal Specialization of the California Bar Association from 2008 to 2009. She also served as the program chair of the La Jolla Probate Section in 1990 and served as its president in 1991.

Key Works

Harris's publications include Stock Option Plans After Tax Reform; two chapters for CEB's Drafting Irrevocable Trust (summaries of fiduciary income taxation and estate and gift taxation); and two chapters for CEB's Bancroft-Whitney California Transactions Forms Estate Planning (planning for business owners and charitable trusts). She has also written various articles for the American Bar Association, including "Real Property," "Probate" and "Trust Journal on Disability Planning."

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