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David Schizer

Columbia University Law School

David M. Schizer is Dean Emeritus and the Harvey R. Miller Professor of Law and Economics; Co-director of the Richard P. Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy; Co-director of the Charles Evans Gerber Transactional Studies Center; and Co-director of the Center for Israeli Legal Studies. A leading expert in tax and energy law, he worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell before joining the Columbia Law School faculty in 1998. Dean Schizer is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned his B.A, M.A., and J.D. He clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court. Dean Schizer has authored numerous books and articles on taxation and governance, including works on financial instruments, executive compensation, gas taxes, the charitable deduction, and press subsidies. Students awarded him the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2002.