Two recent LSU Law graduates and current LLM candidates at Northwestern University are among a group of students to release the ABA Tax Section’s flagship journal, The Tax Lawyer.
William Walsh (‘18) and Allyssa Depew (‘18) are students in the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s LLM Tax Program and members of the school’s The Tax Lawyer editorial board. The ABA awarded the journal to Northwestern this year, ending a 50-year partnership with Georgetown Law.
“The people who tend to publish in this periodical are the preeminent tax minds in the country,” Walsh said in a Northwestern release. “Getting familiar with who those people are is really beneficial because they’re going to be the authors that you meet at conferences or the attorneys you might do business with one day.”
The Fall 2018 issue of The Tax Lawyer features articles by Michelle Jewett, partner at Stroock in New York City, discussing the circumstances in which a transaction will be treated as a redemption rather than a sale of a partnership interest; Jeffrey Hochberg, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City, examining recently promulgated regulations that address the tax implications of contracts that reference a financial index; and Monica Gianni, Of Counsel at Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle, criticizing the OECD’s failure to respond to tax issues arising in the digital economy.
The collaboration with the ABA Tax Section offers the editors — all of whom had journal or law review experience during their JD programs — extra support as they delve into highly technical and often unfamiliar topics. At LSU Law, Walsh was the Online Editor for the Louisiana Law Review and Depew was a Senior Associate.
The journal has a student editorial board of five, all of whom receive full scholarships to Northwestern Law, and a staff of an additional twelve students, which means over one-third of the LLM Tax Program’s approximately 40 full-time students will end up participating.