Allison Christians to take up Stikeman Chair in Tax Law


The Faculty of Law at McGill University is delighted to announce that Professor Allison Christians has been appointed to the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Taxation Law. Professor Christians will be joining us in May 2012.

Allison Christians is currently Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison.  After receiving her J.D. from Columbia and her LL.M. in Taxation from NYU School of Law, Christians practiced tax law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York.  Upon arriving at UW Law School in 2005, Professor Christians quickly established herself as one of the most credible experts in North America on international tax law and policy.

Professor Christians has written extensively on national and international policy, globalization, competition, institutional and development aspects of taxation; she is co-author of a leading casebook on U.S. international tax law; and she serves as Editor for the Tax Section of Jotwell, the legal scholarship review blog.

"Allison Christians' contributions to the development of national and international studies in tax law at McGill will enhance our reputation as a centre for advanced research in public policy, globalization, democratic governance and legal cultures," said Dean Daniel Jutras. "We very much look forward to welcoming Allison to Montreal this spring."

About the Stikeman Chair

The H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law, endowed in 2005, was created through the generous support of The Heward Stikeman Fiscal Institute and of friends of Heward Stikeman. The primary goals of the Chair are to foster scholarship contributing to fairer and simpler tax rules locally, nationally and globally, and to attract faculty committed to developing a comparative, integrated and dynamic approach to the teaching of the law of taxation. It was those aspirations that informed the career of H. Heward Stikeman, who practiced tax law for over 50 years with great distinction.