Edward Kleinbard

Professor of Law

My career has been unorthodox: I moved to academics after years of practicing tax law and working in the federal government in Washington D.C. When I set out to fulfill my dream of becoming a professor, the USC Law faculty evaluated me as a person, not an outlier data point. I was touched by the faculty's warmth and collegiality, and was grateful to be invited to become part of this wonderful institution.

The income tax is one of the few places where events in Washington directly touch almost every American. Since arriving, my tax research has emphasized two different themes: first, the intersection of the political process with tax policy, and second, the taxation of capital income. In all of my work I have drawn support from my extraordinary tax law colleagues on the faculty, and from the best law library staff in the country.

Sports Media

Sports Media

Students hear how two lawyers broke into sports management

Why Innocent People Plead Guilty

Why Innocent People Plead Guilty

Judge Rakoff Delivers Neiman Sieroty Lecture

Students File Supreme Court Briefs

Students File Supreme Court Briefs

IP & Tech Law Clinic pushes to protect innovators

Gould Commencement 2014

Gould Commencement 2014

May 16, 2014 at 3:30 PM

USC Gould Reunion 2014

USC Gould Reunion 2014

Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Half Century Trojans Luncheon

Half Century Trojans Luncheon

Sep 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM

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John Peterson

John Peterson '95
Attorney, Riley Warnock & Jacobson
USC contacts opened the door for every opportunity that I have had in my legal career.