Khrista McCarden, Tulane’s Hoffman Fuller Associate Professor of Tax Law, has been awarded tenure, Law Dean David Meyer announced.
“Since joining the Tulane Law School faculty last year from Pepperdine School of Law, Khrista McCarden has continued to build a national reputation as a thoughtful and creative scholar of tax law and policy, won the praise and appreciation of students for her teaching, and actively jumped in to serve the law school community on multiple fronts, ranging from help with planning the Tulane Tax Institute to advising several student organizations,” Meyer said.
“We’re extremely fortunate to be able to count her as one of our own and look forward to her growing national impact and leadership.”
McCarden earned both her B.A. and J.D. from Harvard University with honors. She began her legal career with Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles and has practiced tax law internationally. During her first two years of practice, she was selected as a Washington, D.C. delegate by the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association Taxation section. She later clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City. Prior to joining the faculty of Pepperdine, McCarden practiced tax law in Paris and in London with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
McCarden recently has been named as a top scholar in the field of social entrepreneurship and impact investing by an Oxford University/SAID Business School study sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation. Her scholarship focuses on tax law and policy, especially international taxation and the tax treatment of charitable giving. McCarden has published articles in the U.S. and in the U.K., and she has been invited to present her scholarship throughout the country and internationally.
Among other work, McCarden has published a series of law review articles undertaking a comparative study of the tax treatment of charitable giving in the United States and Europe and two additional articles exploring the interplay of tax law and divorce law.
She has been elected to the AALS Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law Section's Executive Committee and was chosen to present her scholarly work on alternative U.S. approaches to cross-border charitable giving rules at the 2016 AALS Annual Conference. Professor McCarden has presented a leading paper as a selected participant of the International Research Symposium held as part of the Annual Congress of the International Fiscal Association in Boston, Mass.
Professor McCarden also has been selected as a Contributing Editor for the nonprofit Law Professors Blog.