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Elizabeth Maresca

Fordham Law Professor Elizabeth Maresca


Clinical Professor of Law

Telephone: 212-636-7952
Office: Room 9-113 (150 West 62nd Street, Ninth Floor)

Research and Teaching Areas

Tax–Individual; Clinics


Professor Elizabeth Maresca is a Clinical Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law and Supervising Attorney of the Civil Litigation Clinic. In the Clinic, she supervises law students who provide free legal services to low income clients in tax controversies, debt collection, auto fraud, FRCA and FDCPA cases. Professor Maresca has also taught Income Taxation and Lawyering Skills.

Professor Maresca specializes in federal tax controversy, litigation against the IRS and consumer law. A regular presenter on topics including identity theft, innocent spouse relief and cancellation of debt issues. Prof. Maresca is also published in the areas of Ethics in Tax Practice and Tax Interest and Penalties. A graduate of Fordham University, Professor Maresca received her LLM in Taxation and her JD from NYU School of Law in 1997 and 1991, respectively.

Before joining the faculty in 2000, Professor Maresca spent three years working in the tax controversy departments of private sector firms. She also spent over six years as a Trial Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel. While there, she represented the IRS Commissioner in cases before the United States Tax Court, including several landmark cases, such as Federal National Mortgage Association v. Commissioner and United Parcel Service v. Commissioner.

Professional Affiliations

  • ABA, Section on Taxation
  • National Association for Consumer Advocates


  • Professor Maresca received her LLM in Taxation and her Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law in 1997 and 1991, respectively.
  • A Fordham graduate, Professor Maresca received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 1988. While at Fordham, she was an active member of the school's swimming team and on the Dean's List. In 1988, she was awarded the Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete Award.