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Bridget J. Crawford

Professor of Law, Pace University

Professor Bridget J. Crawford teaches Federal Income Taxation; Estate and Gift Taxation; and Wills, Trusts and Estates. Her scholarship focuses on issues of taxation, especially wealth transfer taxation; property law, especially wills and trusts; tax policy; and gender and the law. Professor Crawford's scholarship has been published in journals including the Washington University Law Review, The University of Chicago Legal Forum, Boston University Law Review, U.C. Davis Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, and specialty journals at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Michigan.

Prior to joining the Pace faculty, Professor Crawford practiced law at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York (now Milbank LLP). Her practice was concerned with income, estate and gift tax planning for individuals, as well as tax and other advice to closely-held corporations and exempt organizations.

Professor Crawford is a member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She is the former Editor of the ACTEC Journal. Professor Crawford is the former chair of the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education and the AALS Section on Trusts & Estates. She is one of 26 law professors profiled in the book by Michael Hunter Schwartz et al., What the Best Law Teachers Do, recently published by Harvard University Press. From 2008 through 2012, Professor Crawford served as Pace Law School's inaugural Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, and she served again in that role in 2014-2015. Her book Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (co-edited with Linda L. Berger and Kathryn M. Stanchi), was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016. Her following book, Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions (co-edited with Anthony C. Infanti), was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. Professor Crawford is the co-editor of a series of Feminist Judgments books that cover a wide range of subject matters. Professor Crawford is a co-author of three casebooks: Federal Taxes of Gratuitous Transfers: Law & Planning (with Joseph M. Dodge & Wendy C. Gerzog), the seventh edition of Federal Income Taxation: Cases and Materials (with Joel Newman & Dorothy Brown), and the second edition of Wills, Trusts & Estates: An Integrated Approach (with Danaya C. Wright & Michael J. Higdon).


  • –present
    Professor of Law, Pace University