Faculty Profiles

Kirk Stark

Kirk J. Stark

Barrall Family Professor of Tax Law and Policy
B.S.F.S. Georgetown, 1989
J.D. Yale, 1994
UCLA Law faculty since 1996

LAW 543 - UCLA Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance

Tax policy is at the heart of many of the most important public policy issues that we face in our society. How should we allocate the cost of government? Should the tax code be used to influence private behavior? To what extent should tax policy affect economic production or the distribution of wealth in society? This Colloquium is designed to give students an opportunity to participate in serious academic work concerning tax policy and to advance serious and thoughtful research in tax policy and public finance. Each week the UCLA Colloquium on Tax Policy & Public Finance will examine a recent paper or work in progress within its broadly defined subject area. Invited speakers will generally be leading law professors and scholars from other disciplines (e.g., economics, political science, philosophy). Students will be required to attend each week's workshop and prepare several papers reacting to and building on the work of colloquium papers. There will be no final exam. To enroll, students must have completed Introduction to Federal Income Taxation (Law 220) or demonstrate equivalent training or experience in the field.