Daniel Hemel to join NYU Law Faculty

Daniel Hemel
Daniel Hemel

Daniel Hemel will join the Law School as a tenured professor of law on June 1, Dean Trevor Morrison has announced. A member of the faculty at University of Chicago Law School since 2015, Hemel spent the 2021-22 academic year as a visiting professor at NYU Law. In recent years he has also visited and taught at Stanford Law School and Harvard Law School.

Hemel’s research and teaching interests include taxation, intellectual property, administrative law, and nonprofit organizations. During the past year at NYU Law, he taught Income Taxation, a Tax Policy Seminar, and Torts. Examples of his recent scholarship include a forthcoming article in the Stanford Law Review titled “Valuing Medical Innovation,” coauthored with Stanford Law Professor Lisa Ouellette, and a forthcoming University of Chicago Law Review article looking at whether “non-tax legal rules should be designed solely to maximize efficiency, or whether they should also account for concerns about distribution of income.” 

Hemel earned his law degree from Yale Law School in 2012, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal after earning an M.Phil. in International Relations at Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He has clerked for Judge Michael Boudin of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Judge Sri Srinivasan of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Justice Elena Kagan of the US Supreme Court. During the summer of 2013, he was a visiting counsel at the Joint Committee on Taxation of the US Congress. A native of Scarsdale, New York, Hemel attended college at Harvard University, where he served as managing editor of the Harvard Crimson and graduated summa cum laude. 

“We are thrilled that Daniel is joining us at NYU Law,” says Morrison. “He is a prolific, broad-ranging, and insightful scholar. Our faculty and students alike will benefit enormously from his presence here.”

Posted May 12, 2022