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Profile >> Jennifer Bird-Pollan

James and Mary Lassiter Associate Professor of Law


Tax Law

148A Law Building



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Professor Bird-Pollan joined the faculty in 2010. She teaches Federal Income Tax, Estate & Gift Tax, International Tax, Partnership Tax, Corporate Tax, and a Seminar in Tax Policy. She received her JD from Harvard Law School, where she was the articles editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, and her BA in Philosophy and French from Penn State University. Professor Bird-Pollan also earned an MA in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University, where she is completing her PhD. Before law school she taught undergraduate philosophy courses at Vanderbilt and at Harvard College.

Prior to coming to UK, Professor Bird-Pollan worked as an attorney in the tax department at Ropes & Gray in Boston, focusing primarily on partnership tax and non-profit tax law. She writes in the area of U.S. federal tax policy, with a focus on the federal wealth transfer taxes.

Bird-Pollan is the 2014-2015 Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Vienna University of Business and Economics and serves as the College of Law Senator to the UK Faculty Senate. She has also spent the past several years assisting with the College of Law VITA program.

Professor Bird-Pollan on SSRN


Electing Fairness: A Check-the-Box Style Elective Regime for Same-Sex Couple Taxation, 6 Elon Law Review 251 (2014) (invited symposium).

Unseating Privilege: Rawls, Equality of Opportunity, and Wealth Transfer Taxation,Wayne Law Review 713 (2014).

Death, Taxes, and Property (Rights): Nozick, Libertarianism, and the Estate Tax, 66 Maine L. Rev. 1 (2013).

An Unjustified Subsidy: Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Foreign Sovereign Tax Exemption, 17 Fordham J. Corp. Fin. L. 987 (2012).

Who's Afraid of Redistribution? An Analysis of the Earned Income Tax Credit, 74 Mo. L. Rev. 251 (2009)

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