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Daniel Hemel

Professor of Law

Daniel Hemel joined the New York University School of Law in June 2022 as a Professor of Law. His wide-ranging research explores topics in taxation, intellectual property, administrative and constitutional law, and nonprofit organizations. He has published more than fifty scholarly articles and essays in law reviews and economics journals, including in the Columbia Law Review, NYU Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Tax Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and Journal of Economic Perspectives. His academic work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, multiple federal courts of appeals, and the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States.

In addition to his scholarly writing, Hemel has published dozens of essays and op-eds on tax policy, constitutional law, and current events in leading national newspapers, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He has testified before Congress and the California State Assembly on tax topics, and he has assisted U.S. senators, House members, and state lawmakers in drafting tax legislation.

Hemel graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and earned an M.Phil with distinction in International Relations at University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He then earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. After law school, he served as visiting counsel at the Joint Committee on Taxation and clerked for Judge Michael Boudin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Judge Sri Srinivasan on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan on the U.S. Supreme Court. He has held visiting professorships at Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School, and he served for seven years on the University of Chicago faculty, where he was a Professor of Law and Ronald H. Coase Research Scholar.