2021 Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy Presents Anne L. Alstott (Yale)

2021 Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy Presents Anne L. Alstott (Yale)

Date and Time

Monday, April 12, 2021

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  • Monday, April 12, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Zoom (registration required)

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Anne L. Alstott

Child Care Reform After the Pandemic: Towards a Public Option

The Richard C. Pugh Lecture Series is proud to welcome Anne L. Alstott to present "Child Care Reform After the Pandemic: Towards a Public Option," Monday, April 12 at 5pm.

About the Speaker

Anne Alstott is the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor at the Yale Law School. She holds a courtesy appointment as Professor, Yale Child Study Center, and is a Faculty Affiliate at the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies. From 2008 to 2011, she was the Manley O. Hudson Professor at the Harvard Law School.

Professor Alstott is the author of a number of books, including The Public Option (with Ganesh Sitaraman, Harvard University Press, 2019), A New Deal for Old Age (2016), and Taxation in Six Concepts (2015). Her earlier books are No Exit: What Parents Owe Children and What Society Owes Parents (2004) and The Stakeholder Society (with Bruce Ackerman, 1999).

Her articles on social welfare policy, including tax policy, have been published in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review and other journals. She has written or co-written pieces for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post and Slate and has appeared on NPR's “Marketplace” and “On Point.”

Professor Alstott received a J.D. from the Yale Law School in 1987 and an A.B. in Economics, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (junior year), and with Departmental Honors, from Georgetown University in 1984 at age 20. She worked as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell from 1987 to 1990 and as an Attorney-Advisor in the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Tax Policy, Office of Tax Legislative Counsel, from 1990 to 1992.

She began her teaching career at Columbia University School of Law, where she taught from 1992 to 1996. She joined the Yale Law School faculty with tenure in 1997 and remained there until 2008, when she left to join the Harvard Law School faculty, again with tenure. In 2011, she returned to Yale.

Professor Alstott has won five teaching awards. In 1995, she won the Willis Reese Award for Excellence in Teaching at Columbia. In 1998, 2004, 2012, and 2017, she won the Yale Law Women’s Faculty Excellence Award.

The Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture

The Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy brings a distinguished practitioner, judge or government official who has played a significant role in shaping U.S. and international tax policy to the law school each year to discuss current and developing tax law and policy trends.

The endowed lecture was established in 2009 in honor of the long and illustrious career of USD's Professor of Law Emeritus Richard Crawford Pugh. Before coming to USD, Pugh was a professor at Columbia Law School, a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general (Tax Division), and a partner at the international law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

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