Jason Oh comes to UCLA Law from New York University School of Law where he was selected to be an Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law as part of their prestigious Tax Acting Assistant Professor program. The program afforded Oh an opportunity to teach J.D. and LL.M. students, to write, and to participate in NYU’s intellectual life in preparation for entering the academic job market.
Oh’s scholarly interests include rent seeking within the tax system, and the intersection of corporate fiduciary duties and the corporate tax. His primary teaching interests are tax (including income tax, corporate tax, partnerships and LLCs), tax policy, empirical/statistical methods, and torts.
Oh attended the California Institute of Technology for two years (2000-2002) before transferring to Harvard University, where he received his B.A summa cum laude in 2004 with concentrations in Physics and Mathematics. He earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2007. Upon graduation from law school, Oh worked as a tax attorney for Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where his work involved the tax and structural implications of complex mergers, acquisitions and spin-off transactions involving public and private companies, as well as analyzing tax issues relating to debt restructuring and recapitalization transactions.