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Tessa Davis, Public Policy Working Group

Visiting Assistant Professor, Law School

"Mapping the Families of Tax:The Functions of the Families of the Internal Revenue Code"

This Event is by Invitation Only



Room 202 – Rechler Conference Room, Lavin-Bernick Center Uptown Campus


Meeting time is 12:00 – 1:00pm. Lunch will be provided. The meeting is open only to members of the Public Policy Working Group.

About the Speaker

Professor Davis’s scholarship focuses on the ways in which tax law and policy are influenced by cultural context. Her research interests include tax-exempt organizations, comparative tax law, and taxation in developing nations. Her current research explores the intersection of kinship theory and conceptions of family in the Internal Revenue Code. Professor Davis received her LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 2012. While a student at NYU, she received the 2011 Tannenwald Award for Excellence in Tax Scholarship for her article “Reproducing Value: How Tax Law Differentially Values Fertility, Sexuality & Marriage” (forthcoming, Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender). Prior to NYU, Professor Davis received her JD from Florida State University College of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif and received the Florida State University Law Review award for “Outstanding Student Piece of the Year” for an article focusing on international law. Davis is also a graduate of Davidson College, where she received a BA in Anthropology, and the London School of Economics, where she received an MSc in Social Anthropology.

Filed under: The Center for Public Policy Research, Public Policy Working Group