David M. Hasen

Associate Professor of Law


David Hasen joined the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty in 2010. A tax scholar, his work has appeared in the Emory Law Journal, Texas Law Review, Tax Law Review and other journals.

Before coming to Santa Clara, Professor Hasen taught at Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, and at the University of Michigan Law School. He also has been a visiting professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Hastings College of the Law and the University of Auckland, New Zealand. In 2008-09, he served as the Professor-in-Residence at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Prior to teaching, Professor Hasen clerked for Judge Maxine Chesney on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and worked as an associate in the tax departments of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.

Professor Hasen earned his doctorate in government from Harvard University and his law degree from Yale Law School, where he served as a notes editor of the Yale Law Journal.

A follower of Jesus Christ, Professor Hasen particularly welcomes inquiries about Christianity.


J.D., Yale Law School 1996

Ph.D., Harvard University 1993

B.A., Reed College 1984



CBIT 2.0: A Proposal to Address U.S. Business Taxation, 140 Tax Notes 909-926 (2013)

Partnership Special Allocations Revisited, 13 Flordia Tax Review 349-395 (2012)

Tax Neutrality and Tax Amenities, 12 Florida Tax Review 57-124 (2012) | Link to Digital Commons

Financial Options in the Real World: An Economic and Tax Analysis, 37 Florida State University Law Review 789-840 (2010) | Link to Digital Commons

Legal Transitions and the Problem of Reliance, 1 Columbia Journal of Tax Law 120-173 (2010) | Link to Digital Commons

Unwinding Unwinding, 57 Emory Law Journal 871-945 (2008) | Link to Digital Commons

The Tax Treatment of Advance Receipts, 61 Tax Law Review 395-457 (2008) | Link to Digital Commons

Liberalism and Ability Taxation, 85 Texas Law Review 1057-1113 (2007) | Link to Digital Commons

A Realization-Based Approach to the Taxation of Financial Instruments, 57 Tax Law Review 397-481 (2004) | Link to Digital Commons

The Ambiguous Basis of Judicial Deference to Administrative Rules, 17 Yale Journal on Regulation 327-366 (2000) | Link to Digital Commons

Other Articles

Fund Managers Fight to Keep Special Tax Break, San Jose Mercury News 13A (July 5, 2010) | Link to Full Text