Leandra  Lederman

Leandra Lederman

William W. Oliver Professor of Tax Law

  • A.B., Bryn Mawr College 1987
  • J.D., New York University School of Law 1990
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law 1993
  • One of the 10 most frequently cited tax scholars, 2009-2013, according to Brian Leiter's Law School Reports
  • Recipient, Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award, 2012
  • Elected Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, 2011
  • Member, Executive Committee, Tax Section of the Association of American Law Schools
  • Member, Board of Directors, National Tax Association
  • Received IU Maurer School of Law Trustees' Teaching Award, April 2009
  • Chair, Teaching Taxation Committee of A.B.A. Section of Taxation, July 2007 to June 2009
  • Member, Green Bag Almanac & Reader, Board of Advisors
  • Received New York University School of Law Alumni Association Legal Teaching Award, April 2005
  • Received American Tax Policy Institute research grant for tax compliance project, August 2002
  • Received her LL.M. from New York University School of Law, where she was a student editor for Tax Law Review
  • Earned her J.D. cum laude in 1990 from New York University School of Law, where she was a note and comment editor of the N.Y.U. Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif
  • Received her A.B. cum laude in 1987, with honors in her major, from Bryn Mawr College

Professor Lederman joined the faculty in 2004, after 10 years in legal academia, most recently at George Mason University School of Law, where she was recognized by George Mason University for excellence in teaching in 2001. Lederman spent the 2002-2003 academic year at the University of Texas School of Law as a visiting professor. In 2005, she received the New York University School of Law Alumni Association Legal Teaching Award; in 2009, she received a Trustees' Teaching Award from the Maurer School of Law; and in 2012, she received its Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award.

From 1990-1992, Lederman practiced law as an associate at the New York office of White & Case. From 1993 to 1994, she served as an attorney-advisor to Judge David Laro of the United States Tax Court.

Lederman teaches income tax, corporate tax, tax policy colloquium, and a seminar in tax procedure. Her research interests include policy issues in the areas of federal income tax law (individual and corporate), tax controversies, and tax administration. Her work often draws upon law-and-economics insights, and has included empirical analyses of outcomes in U.S. Tax Court cases.

Lederman has written numerous articles, and she presents her work regularly at conferences and workshops. She has authored a student guide to corporate taxation, co-authored a casebook on tax controversies, and served as general editor of a tax procedure treatise. She is immediate past chair and a member of the executive committee of the Tax Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and, in 2012, completed a term as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Tax Association. She is an associate editor of the ABA Section of Taxation NewsQuarterly and recently completed a 2-year term as chair of the Section's Teaching Taxation Committee.

Selected Works