Episode 034 – Conversation with Assistant Professor of Law Rebecca Kysar

Episode 034 – Conversation with Assistant Professor of Law Rebecca Kysar.mp3

Prof. Rebecca Kysar is one of seven new faculty members joining BLS for the 2008-09 academic year. Prof. Kysar has practiced since 2005 as a tax associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, with responsibility for all tax aspects of complex domestic and international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, bank financings, joint ventures and restructurings. At BLS, Prof. Kysar teaches courses in Tax: International Transactions and Federal Income Taxation.

In this podcast, Prof. Kysar discusses her forthcoming article, Listening to Congress: Earmark Rules and Statutory Interpretation, in which she offers a proposal that serves as a counterpoint to the entrenched view that Congress cannot truly precommit itself through procedural rules regarding special interest spending and tax provisions. See Prof. Kysar’s Selected Works page for additional scholarship she has published.

The library has recently acquired the CCH MulitNational OmniTax Library for Brookly Law School a subscription database that includes International Taxation, U.S. Taxation of Foreign Persons & Foreign Income by Professor Joseph Isenberg as well as Tax Analysts International, a weekly journal of international taxation. See a reference librarian for access to this new subscription.