KU News Release

Feb. 1, 2012
Contact: Mindie Paget, School of Law, 785-864-9205

Law school symposium to focus on corporate tax reform

David Cay Johnston

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LAWRENCE — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author David Cay Johnston will be among the presenters at the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy’s 2011-12 symposium at the University of Kansas School of Law.

“Corporate Tax Reform: Making America Competitive” will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in rooms 106 and 107 Green Hall, 1535 W. 15th St. The symposium is free and open to the public. Advance registration is appreciated but not required. RSVP by email by Monday, Feb. 6.

The symposium will address the country’s current tax crisis and how changes to the corporate tax code could offer relief for all Americans and alleviate the strain on domestic corporations.

Johnston received the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting “for his penetrating and enterprising reporting that exposed loopholes and inequities in the U.S. tax code, which was instrumental in bringing about reforms.” He is the author of best-selling books on tax and economic policy, including “Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense and Stick You with the Bill.”

Other presenters will include:

• Joseph Thorndike, director of the Tax History Project at Tax Analysts and contributing editor for Tax Notes magazine

• George Plesko, associate professor, University of Connecticut School of Business

• Rosanne Altshuler, professor of economics, Rutgers University

• Raquel Meyer Alexander, assistant professor, University of Kansas School of Business

• LeAnn Luna, associate professor of accounting and research professor, Center for Business and Economics Research, University of Tennessee

Papers presented at the symposium will be published in April in the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 21, Issue 2.

Two hours of free CLE credit for Kansas and Missouri will be offered for the morning session. Those wishing to receive credit should indicate their preference in their registration email.

For more information and a complete agenda, visit the School of Law website. For other questions email symposium editors Courtney Brax and Sara Gold via email.

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