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Professor Joel Newman named American Bar Foundation Fellow

Professor Joel Newman

Joel Newman is a well known nationally and internationally as a tax scholar and lawyer. He is the author of Federal Income Taxation: Cases, Problems and Materials, now in its 4th edition, and has written and lectured extensively on tax and professional responsibility topics.

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Joel Newman has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He was inducted on Sept. 10, 2010. Membership in The Fellows is a great honor limited to one-third of 1 percent of the lawyers in America.

Newman is a well known nationally and internationally as a tax scholar and lawyer. He is the author of Federal Income Taxation: Cases, Problems and Materials, now in its 4th edition, with the 5th edition coming out next year. He has written and lectured extensively on tax and professional responsibility topics.

Newman has taught as a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii, University of Florida, Notre Dame and Xiamen University, in the People’s Republic of China.

Newman has served as a consultant for CEELI, the ABA’s rule of law initiative, for projects in Lithuania, Macedonia, Slovakia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and St. Petersburg, Russia. Before joining the faculty, he was an associate with Shearman & Sterling in New York, and with Frederickson, Byron, Colborn, Bisbee & Hansen in Minneapolis.

The American Bar Foundation was founded in 1952 by the ABA. It is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers to become Fellows because of their outstanding achievements in the legal profession. The ABF is the nation’s leading research institute for the empirical study of law. Its research faculty include winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics, the Stockholm Prize in Criminology, and the John Bates Clark Medal in Economics, and the author of SuperFreakonomics.