W. Edward “Ted’ Afield, an associate clinical professor of law and the director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, specializes in the field of federal taxation. He joined the faculty after serving as associate professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at Ave Maria School of Law in Florida.
Prior to entering the academy, Afield practiced law in Tampa, Florida, with the firms Fowler White Boggs Banker PA (now Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC) and Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride and clerked for Judge Charles R. Wilson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
Afield’s publications deal with tax policy issues surrounding improving tax compliance, non-profit organizations, and education. His articles have appeared in a variety of journals such as the Florida Tax Review, Nevada Law Review and Catholic University Law Review.
He has a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an articles editor on the Columbia Business Law Review, an LL.M. (taxation) from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and an A.B. in history, cum laude, from Harvard College.