Erik M. Jensen

Coleman P. Burke Professor Emeritus of Law
School of Law

Erik Jensen’s areas are taxation, business planning, and American Indian law. His recent publications include “Did the Sixteenth Amendment Ever Matter? Does It Matter Today?” (Northwestern University Law Review 2014); “A Question Important to Investors (Whether They Realize It or Not): Is Realization a Constitutional Requirement for Income Taxation?” (Journal of Taxation of Investments 2013); and “Legislative and Regulatory Responses to Tax Avoidance: Explicating and Evaluating the Alternatives” (St. Louis University Law Journal 2012). Jensen clerked for Judge Monroe G. McKay of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and practiced in New York with Sullivan & Cromwell before joining our faculty in 1983. He was coordinating editor of the Journal of Legal Education from 1992 and 1998, and he currently edits the Journal of Taxation of Investments.

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Education

Bachelor of Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1967
Master of Arts
University of Chicago
1972
Juris Doctorate
Cornell University
1979