Professor of Tax Law, Texas Tech University

Professor Camp has been with the Tech Law faculty since 2001, returning to academics after practicing law for 13 years. With his minty-fresh J.D. degree from U.Va. Law, he first became an Assistant County Attorney for Arlington, Virginia. There he spent two years practicing what he calls “transactional constitutional law” as well as litigating child abuse cases for the local child welfare agency. He then moved to private practice at Quinn & Racusin in Washington D.C., doing litigation, commercial law, contract law, and estate planning. After getting his LL.M. from Columbia, Professor Camp then returned to public service at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel’s National Office in Washington, D.C. where he spent eight years immersed in the myriad delights and subtleties of the Tax and Bankruptcy Codes. Professor Camp was privileged to be a fly on the wall when Congress ground out the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (the RRA) and participated in the IRS efforts to affect that legislation. Then he became what he is today: a professional student. Sweet.

Professor Camp has authored over 45 published articles and treatise chapters, mostly about tax administration, including excursions into the gnarly history of taxation in America. But he has also written on other fun stuff like taxation of virtual worlds and currencies, Sarah Palin's tax return problems, and why the Supreme Court of New York is not the Supreme Court of New York (hint: it never was).

Experience

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    Professor of Law, Texas Tech University