Events

Upcoming Events 


Tax Law and Policy Workshop Speaker Series 2017

The Tax Law and Policy Workshop is a seminar course open to both J.D. and LL.M. students, and meets twice a week. The sessions with visiting speakers will be held on Friday from 12:30pm to 2:00pm in Room 122 of Allard Hall. Scholars, students, and practitioners not enrolled in the course but who are interested in particular topics are welcome to attend. For further information, please contact the instructor of the course, Associate Professor Wei Cui, at cui@allard.ubc.ca.

1.         January 13, Benjamin Alarie (Osler Chair in Business Law, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law): "Using Machine Learning to Predict Outcomes in Tax Law"

2.         January 20, Claire Young (Professor Emerita; University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard School of Law): "A Feminist Critique of Canadian Tax Policy: Thoughts on the Past and Hopes for the Future"

3.         January 27, Kim Brooks (Professor; Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law): "Why Comparative Tax Law?"

4.         February 10, James Hines (L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law; University of Michigan, Law School): "High Tax Heresy"

5.         March 3, Michael Knoll (Theodore K. Warner Professor of Law & Professor of Real Estate; Co-Director, Center for Tax Law and Policy; Deputy Dean, University of Pennsylvania Law School): "What is Tax Discrimination?"

6.         March 10, André Lareau (Université Laval, Faculté de Droit ): "A Look at Some Canadian Tax Rules: A Very Incomplete International Tool Box"

7.         March 17, Graeme Cooper (Professor; University of Sydney Law School): "Can Anything (Sensible) be Done About Hybrids?" Full paper: Graeme S Cooper, Some Thoughts on the OECD’s Recommendations on Hybrid Mismatches (2015) 69 Bulletin for International Taxation 334-349

8.         March 24, Kristin Hickman (Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Harlan Albert Rogers Professor in Law, Associate Director, Corporate Institute; University of Minnesota, Law School): "Restoring the Lost Anti-Injunction Act"

9.       March 31, Mitchell Kane (Gerald L. Wallace, Professor of Taxation; New York University, School of Law): "The Global Battle to Capture MNE Profits"

 

Past Events


Lecture by Doctor Wolfgang Schön, Friday, September 16 from 12-1pm, Allard Hall

Doctor Wolfgang Schön arrived at Allard Hall last week and is visiting at the law faculty until Friday September 16, where he is teaching an intensive course on "The Impact of the Internal Market on Domestic Tax Law in Europe”. Among the many issues that this course addresses is the issue of “state aid” in the European Union, which has been in the news lately after the European Commission ordered Apple to repay €13 billion to Ireland in the form of back taxes. State aid will be the subject of the lecture by Professor Schön on September 16.

Scholars, students, and practitioners who are interested in this topic are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.  


Tax Law and Policy Workshop Speaker Series 2016

The Tax Law and Policy Workshop is a seminar course open to both J.D. and LL.M. students, and meets twice a week. The sessions with visiting speakers will be held on Thursdays from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in Basement Room 101 of Allard Hall. Scholars, students, and practitioners not enrolled in the course but who are interested in particular topics are welcome to attend. For further information, please contact the instructor of the course, Associate Professor Wei Cui, at cui@allard.ubc.ca.

1.       January 14, Rhys Kesselman (Professor, School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University): "Challenges in Shifting Canadian Taxation Toward Consumption"

2.       January 21, Allison Christians (Associate Professor, H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University): "Uncle Sam Wants...Who?"

3.       January 28, Michael Veall (Professor, Deparment of Economics, McMaster University): "Piercing the Veil - Private Corporations and the Income of the Affluent"

4.       February 11, Craig MacFarlane Elliffe (Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland): "The Lesser of Two Evils: Double Tax Treaty Override and Treaty Abuse?"

5.       March 3, Diane Ring (Professor of Law, The Dr. Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar, Boston College Law School): "The Tax Lives of Uber Drivers: Evidence from Internet Discussion Forums"

6.       March 17, Joseph Bankman (Ralph M. Parsons Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School): "The Smart Return - Social Psychology, Big Data and Tax Compliance"

7.       March 31, Martha O'Brien (Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria): "The Relationship Between Taxation and Investment Agreements"

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Canadian Tax Foundation, Career Roundtable and Q&A Session - February 24, 2016, 5-6:30pm, Terrace Lounge, Allard Hall

Career round table with Q&A session; cocktail reception with appetizers and drinks to follow Wondering what to do after graduation? Thinking about a career in the exhilarating world of tax? The Canadian Tax Foundation Young Practitioners group is hosting an event for soon-to-be (and not-so-soon-to-be) graduates in law, business and accounting. If you’re considering a career in tax (or want to know what the heck this “career” thing is all about), this event will provide you with insights into the working life and career paths of several (relatively) recent graduates. The panel will feature speakers from a diverse array of backgrounds, including: Panel: Alexander Demner, lawyer at Thorsteinssons; Ainslee Muzzin, in-house accountant with Lululemon; Erin Swint, accountant at Squire & Company; Drew Gilmour, lawyer at Moodys Gartner; Matthew Turnell, counsel with the Department of Justice; Carla Marchant, accountant at Ernst & Young.

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Book Launch and Tax Law Networking Event: Taxation of Business Organizations in Canada

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, 6-8pm
Chartwell Room, Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street.
No cost to attend

Join us on January 26th for a launch party and networking event celebrating the release of David Duff and Geoffrey Loomer's Taxation of Business Organizations in Canada!

For more information, please see the poster for the event here. To RSVP email careers@allard.ubc.ca by January 12th.


Visit by the Honourable Mr. Justice Rothstein

The Hon. Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein (Supreme Court of Canada - Retired) visited the Peter A. Allard School of Law on October 22-23, 2015, speaking to the first year Public Law class on Thursday October 22 on the subject of judicial interpretation, and to Tax LLM students and interested JD students on Friday October 23 about major tax decisions that he authored while on the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Rothstein (second from right) is pictured with Tax LLM students Wendy Chang, Edward Hall, Andrew Bird and Elias Notopoulos (from left to right).


Shaanxi Province Revenue Bureau Delegation

February 19, 2015


A 15-person delegation of tax policy directors, public accountants and economists from the Shaanxi Provincial Revenue Bureau, P. R. of China, led by Mr. Zhaorui Hu, Associate Counsel and Economist.
The session lasted an hour and a half, and involved a detailed discussion of Canadian approaches to international tax avoidance and tax treaty shopping, including a discussion of the Canadian General Anti-Avoidance Rule, and three Canadian tax cases involving tax treaty shopping.
 

Tax Law and Policy Workshop Friday Sessions: 2014-15

The Tax Law and Policy Workshop is a seminar course open to both J.D. and LL.M. students, and meets twice a week. The sessions with visiting speakers are held generally on Fridays from 1:30pm to 3:00pm in Room 122 of Allard Hall. Scholars, students, and practitioners not enrolled in the course but who are interested in particular topics are welcome to attend the Friday sessions. For further information, please contact the instructor of the course, Associate Professor Wei Cui, at cui@allard.ubc.ca.

1.       January 30, Robin Boadway (Emeritus, Queens University Economics Department): “Corporate Tax Reform: Issues and Prospects for Canada

2.       February 6, Richard Vann (University of Sydney Law School): "The Policy Underpinnings of the BEPS Project"

3.       February 27, Ruth Mason (University of Virginia Law School): "Citizenship Taxation"

4.       March 6, Michael Keen (International Monetary Fund): "An Anatomy of the VAT”; “Targeting, Cascading, and Indirect Tax Design"

5.       March 13, Steve Shay (Harvard Law School): "Designing a Minimum Tax on Foreign Business Income"

6.       March 20, Eric Zolt (UCLA Law School): "Taxation and Inequality in Canada and the U.S.: Two Stories or One?"

7.       March 27, Tim Edgar (Osgoode Hall Law School): "The Assignment of Tax Attributes to Hedged Positions in Shares

8.       April 10, Carol McAusland (UBC, Faculty of Land and Food Systems) topic TBD


Tax Law Panel & Networking Event

November 6, 2014, 5:00-8:00pm
Terrace Lounge, 4th Floor, Allard Hall, UBC
Moderator: Dr. David Duff, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
Co-hosted by the Centre for Business Law and the Career Services Office.
For more details see the event brochure.

Too Rich to Rein In? The Under-Utilized Wealth Tax Base

November 3, 2014, 12:30-1:30pm
UBC, Allard Hall, Charles Diamond Seminar Room (Room 111)
Dr. Chris Evans, School of Taxation and Business Law, UNSW Business School, UNSW Australia (Visiting Scholar, LLM in Tax Program)
For more information, see the event brochure.

Picketty in America: A Tale of Two Literatures (Faculty Colloquium)

October 27, 2014, 12:30-1:00pm 
UBC, Allard Hall, Fasken Martineau Classroom (Room 122)
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Shaviro, Wayne Perry Professor of Taxation, New York University Law School