Leigh Osofsky

Associate Professor of Law

J.D. 2006, Stanford Law School
A.B. 2003, Brown University

Phone: 305-284-8454
Office: G466

Professor Osofsky holds an A.B. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University (2003) and a J.D. and membership to the Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School (2006).

Professor Osofsky teaches courses addressing various aspects of taxation and policy. Before joining the University of Miami faculty, Professor Osofsky was an Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law at New York University from 2009-2011.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Osofsky clerked for the Honorable Pierre Leval on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and worked as a tax attorney at Fenwick & West, LLP, specializing in tax transactional planning and also serving as counsel in complex tax litigation matters.

 Presentations

Presenter, Simplexity, UC Irvine Tax Law and Policy Colloquium, Irvine, CA (March 14, 2016)

Presenter, Simplexity, Tulane Tax Roundtable, New Orleans, LA (March 11, 2016)

Presenter, Simplexity, University of Florida Tax Policy Colloquium, Gainesville, FL (January 8, 2016)

Presenter, Simplexity, National Tax Association Annual Conference on Taxation, Boston, MA (November 21, 2015)

Presenter, The Case for Categorical Nonenforcement, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL (September 28, 2015)

Presenter, Strategic Simplicity and the Tax Law, Junior Tax Faculty Workshop, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX (June 5, 2015)

Presenter, Strategic Simplicity and the Tax Law, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (May 29, 2015)

Presenter, The Case for Categorical Nonenforcement, NYU Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium, New York, NY (March 24, 2015)

Presenter, Tax Law Nonenforcement, National Tax Association Annual Conference on Taxation, Sante Fe, NM (November 13, 2014)

Presenter, Turning “Worst-First” Into Best-Case Tax Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service - Urban Brookings Tax Policy Center 2014 Research Conference, Washington D.C. (June 19, 2014)

Discussant, Entity Choices of New Firms: Preliminary Findings by Emily Satterthwaite, Junior Tax Faculty Workshop, American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C. (June 7, 2014)

Presenter, Announcing Tax Enforcement Priorities, Junior Tax Faculty Workshop, American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C. (June 7, 2014)

Discussant, The Case for Incrementalism in Tax Reform by Jake Brooks, Junior Tax Faculty Workshop, American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C. (June 6, 2014)

Presenter, Beyond “Worst-First” Tax Law Enforcement, Columbia Tax Workshop, New York, NY (June 3, 2014)

Presenter, Beyond "Worst-First" Tax Law Enforcement, UCLA Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium, Los Angeles, CA (February 20, 2014)

Presenter, Beyond "Worst-First" Tax Law Enforcement, Pepperdine Tax Policy Colloquium Series, Malibu, CA (February 19, 2014)

Presenter, Beyond "Worst-First" Tax Law Enforcement, Indiana University Tax Policy Colloquium, Bloomington, IN (January 30, 2014)

Presenter, Effects of Salience Within Income Tax Classes, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, New York, NY (January 3, 2014)

Presenter, Beyond "Worst-First" Law Enforcement, National Tax Association Annual Conference on Taxation, Tampa Bay, FL (November 21, 2013)

Presenter, Beyond "Worst-First" Law Enforcement, Law and Policy Workshop, University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (October 3, 2013)

Presenter, Beyond "Worst-First" Enforcement, Toward Better First Solutions, Loyola Tax Policy Colloquium, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA (September 23, 2013)

Presenter, Microdeterrence, 2013 Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Palm Beach, FL (August 5, 2013)

Presenter, Who's Naughty and Who's Nice? Frictions, Screening, and Tax Law Design, Law and Society Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (May 30, 2013)

Presenter, Microdeterrence, Junior Tax Faculty Workshop, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL (May 22, 2013)

Discussant, Crisis-Proofing the Tax Code, by Andrew Blair-Stanek, Junior Tax Faculty Workshop, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL (May 22, 2013)

Discussant, On Double Distortion Arguments, Distribution Policy, and the Optimal Tax Mix, by David Gamage, Junior Tax Faculty Workshop, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL (May 22, 2013)

Presenter, Frictions as Screening Mechanisms, Florida International University Faculty Workshop Series, Miami, Florida (January 15, 2013)

Presenter, Frictions as Screening Mechanisms, The James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, Canada (January 9, 2013)

Presenter, Some Realism About Responsive Tax Administration, Junior Scholars Colloquium, Airlie Center, Warrenton, VA (June 2, 2012)

Presenter, Meaningful and Meaningless Tax Frictions, Junior Tax Faculty Workshop, University of California Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, CA (May 30, 2012)

Discussant, Mutual Funds, Fairness, and the Wealth Gap by Samuel Brunson, Junior Tax Faculty Workshop, University of California Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, CA (May 30, 2012)

Discussant, Taxing Anxiety by Morgan Holcomb, Junior Tax Faculty Workshop, University of California Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, CA (May 30, 2012)

Presenter, Meaningful and Meaningless Tax Frictions, University of Miami School of Law 2012 Junior Faculty Workshop, Coral Gables, FL (May 10, 2012)

Presenter, Some Realism About Responsive Tax Administration, Tulane Tax Roundtable, New Orleans, LA (April 13, 2012)

Discussant, Unpacking the Force of Law by Kristin Hickman, Tulane Tax Roundtable, New Orleans, LA (April 14, 2012)

Presenter, Some Realism About Responsive Tax Administration, Critical Tax Conference, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ (March 29-31, 2012)

Presenter, Some Realism About Responsive Tax Administration, Law and Policy Workshop, University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (November 29, 2011)

Guest Speaker, Uncertainty in Tax Law, Tax Tuesday Speaker Series, University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (September 14, 2011)

Discussant, Change We Can't Believe In ... Or Afford: Why the Timing is Wrong to Reduce the Estate Tax for the Wealthiest Americans by Phyllis Smith, Junior Tax Faculty Workshop, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA (June 29, 2011)

Presenter, Some Realism About Responsive Tax Administration, Junior Tax Faculty Workshop, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA (June 28, 2011)

Discussant, A Vigorous, But Tentative Defense of the New State Corporate Income Taxby Darien Shanske, Junior Tax Faculty Workshop, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA (June 28, 2011)

 

Phone: 305-284-8454
Office: G466
Faculty Assistant

Colette Hanna

Phone: 305-284-4764
Office: G463