Recent News


  • September 24, 2021
    Professor Steve Bank was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on soccer’s MLS and Liga MX partnership.
  • September 21, 2021
    Dana Ontiveros ’21 earns Bruce I. Hochman Award for Excellence in the Study of Tax Law.
  • August 27, 2021
    UCLA School of Law has established the Program on Philanthropy and Nonprofits, devoted to cutting-edge research, training, and policy in this dynamic and evolving area of the law and society. It will reside within the law school’s Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy. The new program builds on the vision of LMI founder and UCLA Law alumnus Lowell Milken ’73, who has utilized his own legal background to inform his work as both a businessman and a philanthropist.
  • August 26, 2021
    Professor Steve Bank was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on a possible international soccer league merger.
  • July 9, 2021
    Professor James Park is quoted in the New York Times on the impact of shareholder lawstuis.
  • May 25, 2021
    Professor Andrew Verstein talks to the AP about a shareholder vote on the fate of Tribune Publishing.
  • May 13, 2021
    Professor Lynn LoPucki was quoted in the New York Times on high legal fees in the Boy Scouts bankruptcy.
  • May 13, 2021
    Professor Jason Oh has been appointed to the Lowell Milken Chair in Law in recognition of his substantial contributions to the study of tax law.  A member of the UCLA Law faculty since 2012 and the faculty co-director of UCLA Law’s Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy, he is an authority in tax policy and public finance. His record of scholarship and policymaking features multiple publications, appearances in the media, and testimonies before Congress. Oh also serves on the board of directors of the National Tax Association. The Lowell Milken Chair in Law was endowed in 2020 with a $1 million gift to support the career development of an emerging leader in the tax or business law areas. Faculty chairs acknowledge the distinction of the law school’s outstanding professors and are made possible by the incredible generosity of UCLA Law’s alumni and friends. UCLA Law has 69 full-time faculty members and 35 endowed chairs.
  • April 26, 2021
    Professor Steve Bank was quoted in USA Today on celebrities with tax troubles.
  • April 12, 2021
    Professor Kirk Stark spoke to the Orange County Register about ending Trump-era tax deduction limits.
  • March 15, 2021
    Professor Kirk Stark was quoted in Politico on the tax implications of the COVID-19 relief package.
  • February 22, 2021
    Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy congratulates Matt Fawcett (UCLA Law ’92), who will receive the Man of Distinction Award from Legal Momentum at its 16th Annual Women of Achievement Awards, Thursday, March 11, 2021. Matt is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of NetApp and a member of the Lowell Milken Institute’s Advisory Board. In addition, we congratulate Phuong Phillips (UCLA Law ’03), Chief Legal Officer of Zynga, who has been named a 2021 Honoree by Legal Momentum. Legal Momentum is the nation’s first and oldest legal defense and education fund for women. Legal Momentum’s programs focus on five areas: Fairness in the Courts: Stopping Violence against Women and Girls; Ensuring Workplace Equality and Economic Empowerment; Providing Equal Education Opportunities; and Ending Human Trafficking.
  • February 18, 2021
    Professor Steve Bank was quoted in the New York Times about a soccer trademark dispute.
  • February 8, 2021
    Professor Steve Bank was quoted in the Los Angeles Times about the MLS labor deal.
  • February 2, 2021
    Professor Kimberly Clausing has received a faculty chair appointment in recognition of her substantial contributions to the study and teaching of tax law and policy. Professor Clausing has been appointed to the Eric M. Zolt Chair in Tax Law and Policy. She is the inaugural holder of the Zolt Chair, which was established in 2019 with gifts from 34 UCLA Law alumni, friends and faculty members in honor of Zolt’s distinguished career at the law school.
  • February 1, 2021
    Professor Kimberly Clausing has joined the Biden administration as a deputy assistant secretary at the treasury department. Clausing, the Eric M. Zolt Professor of Tax Law and Policy, will focus on tax analysis and policy, lead the Office of Tax Analysis and work to further tax policy development. Her efforts under the leadership of Janet Yellen – the first woman ever to serve as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury – are expected to include promoting recovery and relief during the pandemic, addressing climate change and working to address societal inequities.
  • February 1, 2021
    Professor Lynn LoPucki spoke with Variety about bankruptcy fees in the Harvey Weinstein case.

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