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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Two Articles by Professor Lipman Forthcoming Spring 2013

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce that Professor Francine Lipman has two new law review articles scheduled for publication in spring 2013.

One of Professor Lipman's articles, "Access to Tax Injustice," is forthcoming in Issue 5 of Volume 40 of the Pepperdine Law Review. The article, which is scheduled for publication in a "Tax Advice for the Second Obama Administration" symposium issue forthcoming later this spring, examines access to the most successful antipoverty program for working lower-income families with children, the earned income tax credit (EITC). At almost 40 years young, the EITC lifts more children out of poverty each year than any other program in America today. Nevertheless, because the EITC is a social benefit program delivered through the federal income tax system by the Internal Revenue Service, America's revenue collector, EITC beneficiaries bear meaningful access to tax justice costs. Professor Lipman's article discusses these costs and proposes specific opportunities to empower, rather than undermine this long-term, successful, bipartisan antipoverty tax provision. To download Professor Lipman's article, please click here.

Professor Lipman has a second article that is also forthcoming this spring. Titled, "The Social Security Benefits Formula and the Windfall Elimination Provision: An Equitable Approach to Addressing 'Windfall' Benefits" (with Alan Smith), the piece will be published shortly in the University of Notre Dame Law School's Journal of Legislation.

Professor Lipman joined the faculty in July 2012, bringing an exceptional record as an accountant, a lawyer, a teacher, and a scholar. Professor Lipman is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a chair and editor for the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. She has written extensively on tax and accounting issues for legal journals, including the Wisconsin Law Review, Florida Tax Review, Virginia Tax Review, Nevada Law Journal, American University Law Review, Harvard Environmental Law Review, Harvard Latino Law Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, The Tax Lawyer, The Practical Tax Lawyer, and Taxes and Tax Notes. Professor Lipman is a frequent speaker on tax subjects to law and business groups.