Colloquia & Workshops

At New York University School of Law, colloquia are meta-seminars, in which small groups of faculty members and students engage in the most rigorous intellectual experience available in legal education.

Unlike a lecture course, colloquia generate a free flow of ideas among participants and the distinction between "teacher" and "student" is abandoned in favor of the joint pursuit of advanced study involving law and other disciplines.

Each colloquium consists of a series of workshops on a given subject. Generally, students and faculty members meet and discuss a recent paper by a leading authority in that week's topic of study. The next day they meet with the author, along with other visiting faculty members and invited guests, for a workshop about the paper (there may be smaller meetings and informal dinners with faculty, students, and guest speakers as well). The following week, reactions to the workshop are reviewed, and then, with the next topic, the whole process begins again.

In addition to colloquia, we have a number of workshops at which faculty from inside and outside NYU Law present papers.

January 19 – Eric Talley, Columbia Law School. “Corporate Inversions and the Unbundling of Regulatory Competition”

January 26 – Michael Simkovic, Seton Hall Law School. “The Knowledge Tax”

February 2 – Lucy Martin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Political Science. “The Structure of American Income Tax Policy Preferences”

February 9 – Donald Marron, Urban Institute. “Should Governments Tax Unhealthy Foods and Drinks?"

February 23 – Reuven Avi-Yonah, University of Michigan Law School. “Taxation after the  Crisis: Why BEPS and MAATM are Inadequate Responses, and What Should Be Done about It”

March 1 – Kevin Markle, University of Iowa Business School.  “Income Shifting Incentives  and Implicit Taxes”

March 8 – Theodore Seto, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. “The Nonfalsifiability of Welfarism: Some Implications of Preference-Shifting for Optimal Tax Theory”

March 22 – James Kwak, University of Connecticut School of Law. “Reducing Inequality With a Retrospective Tax on Capital”

March 29 – Miranda Stewart, Australian National University. “Transnational Tax Law: Reality or Fiction, Future or Now?"

April 5 – Richard Prisinzano, U.S. Treasury Department, and Danny Yagan, University of California at Berkeley Economics Department. "Partnerships in the United States: Who Owns Them and How Much Tax Do They Pay?"

April 12 – Lily Kahng, Seattle University School of Law.  “Who Owns Human Capital?”

April 19 – James Alm, Tulane Economics Department, and Jay Soled, Rutgers Business School.  “Whither the Tax Gap?”

April 26 – Jane Gravelle, Congressional Research Service.  “Policy Options to Address Corporate Profit Shifting:  Carrots or Sticks?”
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May 3 – Monica Prasad, Northwestern University Department of Sociology. “The Popular Origins of Neoliberalism in the Reagan Tax Cut of 1981”