Texas Tech Tax Law Professor Named to Top 10 List

Bryan Camp is included as one of the top 2012 tax people of the year.

A Texas Tech University School of Law professor was named one of 10 nominees for the 2012 Tax Person of the Year by the Tax Professor Blog, a member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

Bryan T. Camp, the George H. Mahon Professor of Law since 2001, is the only academic included on the list that comprises people such as presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and others in business and government.

The winner of the tax “person” of the year, according to the list compiled by Paul L. Caron, was not actually a person, but the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. The full article is available here.

“It is an honor to be included with the others,” Camp said. “The role of an academic such as me differs from the roles of the other honorees. We academics are uniquely well-placed to critique the work of judges and courts in ways that lawyers, legislators and even judges cannot. So I am especially pleased to be recognized for my work, not just in advocating a position before the court, but also in critiquing the court’s understanding of the Anti-Injunction Act, which is a key statute to tax administration. The mischief caused by the court’s analysis is already evident in a number of lawsuits that have been filed challenging other aspects of the Affordable Health Care Act.”

Camp, a member of the American Law Institute, has advised government agencies on cyberspace tax issues and has participated in scholarly presentations before the New York Historical Society and Haverford College. He was twice named the Law School’s Outstanding Researcher, and in 2010 was recognized by the Texas Bar Foundation as writing the Best Law Review Article published in Texas.

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