Faculty Profiles

Jason Oh

Jason Oh

Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., Harvard University, 2004
J.D., Harvard Law School, 2007

Professor Oh teaches Federal Income Taxation and Taxation of Business Enterprises.  In addition, he serves as a faculty coordinator of the UCLA Colloquium on Tax Policy & Public Finance, an interdisciplinary workshop where leading academics from a variety of backgrounds – economics, political science, public policy, and the law – present works in progress to elicit feedback.

Professor Oh’s scholarly interests focus on taxation and public finance, with a particular emphasis on the political economy of taxation.  His work employs theoretical and empirical models to better understand how politics and institutions shape tax and budgetary policy.  Current projects include modeling the renewal of temporary legislation and empirically investigating coalition formation in tax policy.

Professor Oh attended the California Institute of Technology for two years (2000-2002) before transferring to Harvard University, where he received his B.A summa cum laude in 2004 with concentrations in physics and mathematics. He earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2007. Upon graduation from law school, Oh worked as a tax attorney for Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz where his work involved the tax and structural implications of complex mergers, acquisitions and spin-off transactions involving public and private companies, as well as analyzing tax issues relating to debt restructuring and recapitalization transactions.  Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, he spent two years as the Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law at NYU Law School.