Miranda Perry Fleischer

Miranda Perry Fleischer
Phone: (619) 260-2319
Office: Pardee Legal Research Center 315
Assistant:

Lois Zvolensky
lzvolensky@SanDiego.edu
(619) 260-4179

Professor of Law; Co-Director of Graduate Tax Programs

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

Areas of Expertise

Federal Estate and Gift Tax, Non-Profit Law, Tax, Federal Taxation

Professional Experience

Fleischer joined the USD School of Law faculty in 2013. She has also taught as a tenured or tenure-track professor at the University of Colorado Law School and the University of Illinois College of Law, and as an acting assistant professor at NYU Law School (where she served as assistant editor of the Tax Law Review). Before entering academia, Fleischer practiced as an estate planner at Shaw Pittman LLP and as a litigator at the Institute for Justice, a Washington, D.C.-based public interest group, which piqued her interest in charitable giving. She also clerked for Judge Morris Sheppard Arnold of the Eight Circuit in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Honors and Affiliations

Most recently, Fleischer was named 2020-2021 University Professor. Before that, she won the University of San Diego Law School’s 2014-2015 Thorsnes Prize for Excellence in Teaching (determined by student vote) and was named the 2017-2018 Herzog Endowed Scholar. At the University of Colorado, she was awarded the 2011 Provost’s Achievement Award, a university-wide award recognizing her 2010 article "Theorizing the Charitable Tax Subsidies: The Role of Distributive Justice." As an LLM student at NYU, Fleischer won the Harry J. Rudick Memorial Award for Academic Achievement and was a student editor of the Tax Law Review. As a JD student, she was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review.

Scholarly Work