Monday, March 20, 2017
San Diego (March 20, 2017) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo announced today that Victor Fleischer has been named Director of USD School of Law Tax Programs. Fleischer will be assuming the position in July 2017, succeeding Professor Howard Abrams, who has accepted an offer to teach at Harvard Law School as a visiting professor in 2017-18.
Fleischer is internationally known for his scholarship in tax policy. Before joining the USD tax faculty in 2013, Fleischer taught in a tenured or visiting capacity at Columbia, UCLA, Georgetown, Illinois, Colorado, and NYU law schools. Fleischer also wrote a column about tax policy for the New York Times from 2013 to 2016.
In October 2016, Fleischer was appointed Democratic Chief Tax Counsel of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. He will continue his work for the Senate Finance Committee while resuming his teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities at USD.
As Director of Tax Programs, Fleischer will oversee USD School of Law’s nationally ranked JD and LLM programs, which have produced leading tax practitioners for more than forty years.
“Vic Fleischer is an outstanding tax teacher and scholar who also has had an influential role in shaping the discussion of tax policy and tax reform,” said Dean Stephen Ferruolo. “I am very pleased that he has agreed to direct our tax programs, as I know he will provide strong leadership in making sure that our tax faculty and programs remain among the very best in the country. I also want to thank Howard Abrams for directing our tax programs so capably for the past three years.”
“USD is a wonderful place to teach,” said Fleischer. “It’s been thrilling to watch our students launch into successful careers in law firms and accounting firms in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, New York, and across the country. Tax policy is on everyone’s mind this year in the government and private sector alike. It’s an exciting time for the USD programs.”
About Professor Victor Fleischer
Professor Fleischer joined the USD tax faculty in 2013. His scholarship focuses on corporate tax, deals, tax policy, venture capital and private equity.
About the University of San Diego School of Law
The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.
USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 35th nationally and 6th on the West Coast among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 24th nationally and 6th on the West Coast in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.