The program's distinguished history and continued leading role attracts top faculty across all areas of tax law and policy. Particular areas of strength among our faculty are in tax policy, international taxation, estate and gift taxation, corporate taxation, and federal taxation; there are also specialists in areas such as state and local taxation. Many of the members of the permanent and adjunct faculty are also JD or LLM alumni of the Law School, creating a sense of tradition in the graduate training of generations of tax lawyers.
Interim Faculty Director
Noël Cunningham LLM ’75 has been a member of the NYU School of Law faculty since 1975. He served as director of the Graduate Tax Program from 1988 to 1995 and again from 2003 to 2008. Cunningham’s scholarship has focused primarily on tax policy and the taxation of partnerships. In tax policy, he has written on a variety of controversial topics, including imputed income, the concept of ownership in taxation, the merits of the case for a capital gains preference, and, most recently, corporate tax reform. In partnership taxation, one of the most challenging areas in tax law, he has co-authored The Logic of Subchapter K: A Conceptual Guide to the Taxation of Partnerships (5th edition, 2016), which introduces the uninitiated to this intriguing area of the law. In addition to his teaching at the Law School, Cunningham has taught at the Harvard Law School, Hastings College of the Law, the University of Virginia School of Law, and the Yale Law School. He also served on the staff of the US Treasury’s Office of the Tax Legislative Counsel from 1980 to 1982.