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Rebecca Kysar

Fordham Law Professor Rebecca Kysar

Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae
Telephone: 212-636-6224
Office: 7-172

Faculty Assistant: Shannon Walker

Research and Teaching Areas

Federal Income Taxation, International Taxation, Federal Budget Process, Tax Policy, Legislation 


Professor Kysar joins the Fordham Law School faculty in the fall of 2018 after nine years at Brooklyn Law School, where she taught federal income taxation, international taxation, and legislation and statutory interpretation. Her recent scholarship examines tax treaties, the tax legislative process, as well as the new 2017 tax law.

Professor Kysar is a primary co-author of “The Games They Will Play: Tax Games, Roadblocks, and Glitches Under the New Legislation,” the most downloaded paper on SSRN in 2017. Her scholarly articles have appeared in the Cornell Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Washington University Law Review, and the Yale Journal of International Law, and other leading publications.

Professor Kysar testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance in 2018, in a hearing on the new tax law, describing problems with the new international provisions. Several of her articles on the new GOP tax bill have appeared in publications such as The New York Times and Slate.

She has presented her scholarship at various forums, including the Columbia Tax Policy Colloquium, the Harvard Law School Seminar on Tax Law, Policy, and Practice, the Michigan Law School Tax Policy Workshop, the Northwestern University School of Law Colloquium on Advanced Topics in Taxation, the NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, and the UCLA Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium.

Professor Kysar clerked for the Honorable Richard J. Cardamone on the U.S Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. She worked as a tax associate at Cravath, Swaine, & Moore LLP from 2005 to 2008. In the spring of 2012, Professor Kysar served as the James S. Carpentier Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.


Yale, J.D.
Indiana University, B.A.