Tax law expert Christopher Pietruszkiewicz, the Law Center’s J.Y. Sanders Associate Professor of Law, recently completed his term as president of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) and has the distinction of being the first untenured president of the association. Under his leadership, SEALS expanded its ongoing commitment to new scholars by adding several “New Scholars Workshops” and establishing a mentor program. He joined the LSU Law faculty in 2001.
Pietruszkiewicz has added several new publications to his scholarly work. Discarded Deference: Judicial Independence in Informal Agency Guidance is his most recent article, and he is also the co-author of a treatise on the Taxation of Corporation Reorganization. He has also participated on a number of panels in recent months, most recently, the ABA Section of Taxation’s Mid-year Meeting: The Effect on Murphy on Section 104 Deductions and Fifth Amendment Claims in Civil Litigation. He also served as a panelist of the U.S. Supreme Court and Legislative Preview: Economic Rights and Regulations, a recap of Supreme Court cases and discussion of tax legislation enacted by Congress.