Virginia Tax Review

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The Virginia Tax Review (VTR) is one of the oldest student-run law journals at the University of Virginia, and the only journal to deal exclusively with tax and corporate topics. VTR publishes four times annually. The journal is devoted to matters related to federal taxation.

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The VTR was founded in the Spring of 1980 by George Howell and Donald Delson, and the first issue was published in the Spring of 1981. VTR received its initial funding from Mortimer Caplin '40 of Caplin and Drysdale. Therefore, the journal's office in room 151 of Slaughter Hall is dedicated to Caplin and his former partner Douglas Drysdale '53.

VTR currently ranks among the top forty of all specialty journals, and routinely publishes authors from top ten law schools. VTR is also the top-ranked tax law journal based on a combined score of impact, case cites, journal cites, cites/cost and currency factors.[1]

The faculty advisors are currently Ethan Yale and George Yin. Prior to teaching, Ethan Yale was a member of the Georgetown Law faculty from 2004 to 2009. Prior to joining Georgetown, he was an acting assistant professor at New York University School of Law, an associate with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City, and a law clerk to Judge Jacques L. Wiener Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. George Yin has recently returned from serving as Chief of Staff on the Joint Committee on Taxation. Members of the Virginia tax faculty sponsor a semi-annual tax symposium, the Virginia Tax Study Group, which is an opportunity for distinguished faculty and practitioners to come together and discuss and debate the latest tax issues. The Virginia Tax Study Group Board of Outside Advisers consists of 23 distinguished practitioners from tax and corporate firms across the country (including William McKee and Mortimer Caplin) and a Tax Court judge.

The current editor-in-chief is Will Robertson '18.

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