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Prof. Michael Graetz Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Michael J. Graetz, Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor of Law, was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in May. Graetz was recognized for his work in taxation, health law, and income security law and policy.

Graetz is the author of a leading law school textbook on tax law, Federal Income Taxation: Principles and Policies, as well as several other books, including True Security- - Rethinking American Social Insurance (with Jerry Mashaw) and Foundations of International Income Taxation. He has also written dozens of articles in such venues as the law reviews of Columbia, Duke, Emory, Harvard and Yale.

Graetz has taught at Yale Law School since 1983. Before that he was a professor of law at the University of Virginia and the University of Southern California. He has also served as deputy assistant secretary for tax policy and assistant to the secretary and special counsel in the U.S. Treasury Department.

Graetz joins twenty-one other YLS professors in the AAAS, the oldest and most illustrious learned society in the United States. The other YLS fellows are: Bruce Ackerman, Boris I. Bittker, Lea Brilmayer, Guido Calabresi, Stephen L. Carter, Mirjan R. Damaska, Drew S. Days III, Robert C. Ellickson, William N. Eskridge, Owen M. Fiss, Abraham S. Goldstein, Harold Hongju Koh, Anthony T. Kronman, John H. Langbein, Jerry L. Mashaw, Robert C. Post, Judith Resnik, Roberta Romano, Carol M. Rose, Alan Schwartz, Ralph K. Winter Jr.

To learn more about Graetz's work, read "100 Million Unnecessary Returns: A Fresh Start for the U.S. Tax System," an article written by Professor Graetz and appearing in the Yale Law Journal (November, 2002, 112 Yale L.J. 261).