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FACULTY NEWS

New Appointments JILL R. HORWITZ

City as a tax attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where

Professor of Law

his work involved the tax and structural implications of complex mergers, acquisitions and spin-off transactions involving public and

Jill Horwitz is a gifted health policy

private companies, as well as analyzing tax issues relating to debt

expert, addressing some of the most

restructuring and recapitalization transactions.

pressing law and policy issues of our day,

JILL HORWITZ

Professor Oh’s scholarly interests include tax policy, rent seeking

including Medicare, the Affordable Care

within the tax system and the intersection of corporate fiduciary

Act and the impact of hospital ownership

duties and the corporate tax. His primary teaching interests are tax

on the delivery of medical services. At

(including income tax, corporate tax, partnerships and LLCs), tax

the University of Michigan, she was co-

policy, empirical/statistical methods and torts. His article, “The Social

director of the law school’s Law and Economics Program and held

Cost of Fundamental Tax Reform,” is forthcoming in 65 Tax Law

appointments at the School of Public Health and the Ford School of

Review (2012). He earned both his graduate and undergraduate degrees from

Public Policy. She is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic

Harvard University; he received his B.A, summa cum laude, in 2004

Research, an advisor for the American Law Institute, a fellow at the

with concentrations in Physics and Mathematics and earned his J.D.,

National Academy of Social Insurance and a core faculty member

magna cum laude, in 2007.

of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical and Health Policy Scholars Program. Her scholarly interests include health law and policy, nonprofit law and policy, torts and empirical law and

EDWARD A. PARSON

economics. She teaches Torts and Nonprofit Law and Policy, as well

Professor of Law

as workshops on law and economics, governance and health care Edward Parson is a leading expert on

reform.

climate change law and policy. At the

Professor Horwitz is a highly productive scholar who has published in law journals, health policy journals and economics journals.

University of Michigan, he was the Joseph

Her scholarly interests focus on the legal regulation of health care

L. Sax collegiate professor of law, professor

organizations, nonprofit organizations, law and economics and

of natural resources and environment and

tort law. Her empirical research on hospital ownership and medical service provision has won several awards. Horwitz received a J.D., magna cum laude, a master’s degree in public policy and a Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard University.

EDWARD PARSON

professor of public policy. He will serve as co-faculty director of the law school’s

Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment. His book, Protecting the Ozone Layer: Science and Strategy, won

She received a B.A., with honors, from Northwestern University.

the 2004 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award from the International

Following law school, she served as a law clerk for Judge Norman

Studies Association. Parson’s research was highly influential in the

Stahl of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

drafting of the Montreal Protocol, the first international treaty to address the need to protect and reverse damage to the ozone layer. He has worked for the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment,

JASON OH

the Privy Council Office of Canada and the White House Office

Acting Professor of Law

of Science and Technology Policy. He has led and served on many advisory bodies on environment and climate policy, including the

Jason Oh, a rising star in the field of

U.S. National Assessment of Impacts of Climate Change and the

tax law, joins UCLA Law’s renowned

current National Academy of Sciences Panel on America’s Climate

tax program from New York University

Choices.

School of Law, where he was an acting JASON OH

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Professor Parson’s scholarly interests include environmental policy,

assistant professor. Before launching his

particularly its international dimensions, the political economy of

academic career, Oh worked in New York

regulation, the role of science and technology in law, policy and

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