Two Professors Receive Faculty Chair Appointments

February 2, 2021
UCLA Law Professors Kimberly Clausing and Maximo Langer
Professors Kimberly Clausing (left) and Máximo Langer have earned faculty chair appointments.

UCLA School of Law professors Kimberly Clausing and Máximo Langer have received faculty chair appointments in recognition of their substantial contributions to the study and teaching of tax law and policy and international criminal law and procedure.

Faculty chairs acknowledge the distinction of the law school’s outstanding professors and are made possible by the incredible generosity of UCLA Law’s alumni and friends. UCLA Law has 69 full-time faculty members and 35 endowed chairs.

Professor of Law Clausing has been appointed to the Eric M. Zolt Chair in Tax Law and Policy. She joined UCLA Law in January from Reed College, where she was the Thormund A. Miller and Walter Mintz Professor of Economics. Her research studies the taxation of multinational firms, examining how government decisions and corporate behavior interplay in an increasingly global world economy. On Feb. 1, Clausing was sworn-in as a deputy assistant secretary at the treasury department, where she will lead the Office of Tax Analysis and address recovery and relief during the pandemic, climate change and societal inequities. She is the inaugural holder of the Zolt Chair, which was established in 2019 with gifts from 34 UCLA Law alumni, friends and faculty members in honor of Zolt’s distinguished career at the law school.

Professor of Law Langer has been appointed to the David G. Price and Dallas P. Price Chair in Law. A member of the UCLA Law faculty since 2003, he is a leading authority on domestic, comparative and international criminal law and procedure, regularly lecturing on the subjects in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Langer directs the Transnational Program on Criminal Justice and is faculty director of the Criminal Justice Program at UCLA Law. He also serves as the president of the American Society of Comparative Law. Established in 1987 by UCLA Law alumnus, entrepreneur and philanthropist David Price ’60 and his then-wife Dallas, the Price Chair was most recently held by UCLA Law dean and Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law Jennifer L. Mnookin.

“Professors Clausing and Langer are both renowned and highly respected scholars and teachers,” Mnookin says. “I am delighted to see them recognized as chaired professors, and I enormously appreciate the donors who made this honor possible.”

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