NYU Law Magazine 2014

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A Higher Higher Ed

Fear of Detection

W W W. L A W. N Y U . E D U

Question: Why are Americans the most compliant taxpayers in the world? Answer: They are afraid of getting caught.


A Bloomberg writer/artist duo used a 2010 Virginia Law Review article by Joshua Blank LLM ’07 and Daniel Levin as the basis of a cartoon published on Tax Day. The strip, “The American Way to Pay,” cites Blank and Levin’s data that shows a flurry of IRS press releases about audits in the weeks before April 15.

online education such as through the Executive LLM in Tax, NYU Law will launch the Institute for Executive Education (IEE), which will develop short-term and custom-tailored training for organizations and individuals, with instruction taking place both on campus and online. Led by Faculty Director Gerald Rosenfeld, who is also faculty co-director of the Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business, and Executive Director Erin O’Brien, who was formerly associate dean of NYU Stern’s Global Degree Programs and Executive Education, IEA hopes to offer its first classes in 2015.

“I am delighted to be joining Dean Trevor Morrison and Gerald Rosenfeld in the establishment of the Institute for Executive Education,” says O’Brien. “IEE will provide an opportunity to broaden the reach of the Law School through executive education programs in the US and abroad. Our programs will be designed for lawyers, executives, policymakers, and entrepreneurs who want to

expand their understanding in areas where the Law School has deep expertise.” Morrison notes that through the IEE, the Law School can meet the evolving needs of lawyers and other professionals: “I am excited about this opportunity to extend our academic mission, continue our tradition of innovation in legal education, and deepen our connections to the legal profession and business community both here and abroad.”

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In recent years, the Law School has revamped its curriculum by increasing offerings that emphasize practice skills and business training for law students. Now it is preparing to bring the curriculum to executives and practicing lawyers. Last fall, a Law School working group, aided by a McKinsey education consulting team led by McKinsey Partner David Chubak ’05, found that there is demand for higher-level, non-degree legal training among practicing attorneys and business executives. Leveraging the broad expertise of its faculty and its proficiency in delivering

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