Professor Leandra Lederman
Resources for Tax Students
- Area of Focus: Tax Law (preparing for a tax career at the Maurer Law School)
- ABA Tax Section Law Student Tax Challenge
- Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition
Tannenwald Writing Competition
Tax Events at Maurer Law
- Critical Tax Conference (2009)
- Tax Careers Panel (2012)
Tax Policy Colloquia:
▪ Inaugural Tax Policy Colloquium (2009)
▪ 2010 Tax Policy Colloquium
▪ 2011 Tax Policy Colloquium
▪ 2012 Tax Policy Colloquium
▪ 2013 Tax Policy Colloquium
Tax Practice & Procedure Links
- ABA Tax Section Court Procedure Committee
- ABA Tax Section Low Income Taxpayers Committee
- The Community Tax Law Project
- Indiana Department of Revenue
- Indiana Tax Court
- Internal Revenue Service
- Joint Committee on Taxation
- Tax Analysts
- Tax Returns of U.S. Presidents
- TRAC IRS: audit statistics
- Uncle Fed's Tax Board
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division
- U.S. Treasury Department
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Professor Leandra Lederman is the William W. Oliver Professor of Tax Law and Director of the Tax Program at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She teaches Federal Income Tax, Corporate Tax, Tax Procedure, and Tax Policy Colloquium.
Before joining the Maurer Law School, Professor Lederman taught at Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law from 1994 to 1997, at George Mason University School of Law from 1997 until 2005, and she spent the 2002-2003 academic year at the University of Texas School of Law as a visiting professor. In October 2011 and October 2012, she taught a short course in U.S. Federal Income Tax at the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. In 2001, Professor Lederman was recognized by George Mason University for excellence in teaching; in 2005, she received the Law Alumni Association Legal Teaching Award from New York University School of Law; in 2009, she received a Trustees' Teaching Award from Indiana University Maurer School of Law; and in 2012, she received the Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award from the Maurer Law School.
Lederman received an A.B. degree cum laude from Bryn Mawr College in 1987, with honors in her major of Romance Languages. In 1990, she earned a J.D. cum laude 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. Professor Lederman subsequently earned her LL.M. in taxation from N.Y.U., where she was a student editor of the Tax Law Review. After practicing law as an associate at White & Case in New York City and receiving her LL.M., she clerked for Judge David Laro of the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C.
Professor Lederman has written numerous articles on policy issues in the areas of federal income tax (individual and corporate), tax controversies, and tax administration. Her work has included empirical analyses and a law-and-economics approach to tax issues. Professor Lederman is also the author of Understanding Corporate Taxation (2nd ed. 2006), and co-author with Kansas Law School Dean Stephen W. Mazza of the Tax Controversies: Practice and Procedure casebook and Teacher's Manual (3rd ed. 2009) and its annual supplements; and a Code, Regulations, and Other Materials volume, most recently in the 2013 edition. Additionally, Professor Lederman served as General Editor of a treatise, Federal Tax Practice and Procedure (2003). Most of her articles are available for download on her SSRN Author Page.
Professor Lederman is admitted to the bars of the state of New York, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law School's Tax Section and recently completed a term as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Tax Association. She is also active in the Tax Section of the American Bar Association; she is a past Chair of its Teaching Taxation Committee, a member of the Section's Appointments to the Tax Court Committee, and an Associate Editor of the Section's NewsQuarterly.