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Michael J. Graetz

Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law (fall term)
Michael J. Graetz is the Wilbur H. Friedman Professor of Tax Law and the Columbia Alumni Professor of Tax Law at Columbia Law School. He is also the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor of Law Emeritus and Professional Lecturer, Yale Law School. Before coming to Columbia in 2009, he was the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor of Law at Yale University, where he had taught since 1983. His specialties include taxation, tax policy, health law and policy, and income security law and policy. Prior to coming to Yale, he taught at Georgetown, Virginia, the University of Southern California, and the California Institute of Technology; he also served in the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C. in the early 1990s. His most recent book is The End of Energy: The Unmaking of America’s Environment, Security and Independence, published in spring 2011 by MIT Press. His books on taxation include 100 Million Unnecessary Returns: A Simple, Fair, and Competitive Tax Plan for the United StatesDeath by A Thousand Cuts and The Decline and Fall of the Income Tax. Professor Graetz received his B.B.A. from Emory University and his LL.B from the University of Virginia.

LL.B., University of Virginia, 1969
B.B.A., Emory, 1966

Courses Taught
Designing Public Institutions
Federal Income Taxation
Reconstruction from the Right
The Seeds of Transformation