Tax Law Professors Score Top National Rankings

August 25, 2022
From left: Kimberly Clausing, Eric Zolt, and Steven Bank.
From left: Kimberly Clausing, Eric Zolt, and Steven Bank.

Three UCLA School of Law faculty members have landed in the upper reaches of a new set of rankings that track tax law professors by their scholarly impact.

In the rankings, which were released Aug. 9 on the TaxProf Blog, UCLA Law ties the University of Michigan Law School with the most representatives in the top 15. UCLA Law professors Kimberly Clausing (No. 8, tie), Eric Zolt (No. 8, tie), and Steven Bank (No. 15, tie) all appear on the list, which tracks the top 105 tax professors in the United States who have Google Scholar pages, based on their so-called H-Index, a measurement of scholarly publications and citations.

Clausing holds the Eric M. Zolt Chair in Tax Law and Policy, and she recently completed a term as the deputy assistant secretary for tax analysis in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Zolt is the Michael H. Schill Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, has long served the Treasury Department as a consultant and employee, and is a globally respected authority in international tax law and policy. Bank is the Paul Hastings Professor of Business Law, a distinguished scholar of the historic taxation of business entities, and a broadly sought-after expert on the legal aspects of soccer.

Together – with Jason Oh, who holds the Lowell Milken Chair in Law; Kirk Stark, the Barrall Family Professor of Tax Law and Policy; and others – they comprise UCLA Law’s nationally renowned tax law faculty, which consistently places near the top of the annual tax law rankings that are compiled by U.S. News and World Report. This year, UCLA Law ranks No. 6, nationally, in tax law.

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