Daniel J. Hemel

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Daniel Hemel is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches courses on taxation, torts, nonprofit organizations, and administrative law. His academic work has appeared or is forthcoming in the California Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, NYU Law Review, Tax Law Review, Texas Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, and Yale Law Journal. His op-eds and other writing have appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic, Politico, Slate, Vox, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Daniel graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and received an MPhil with distinction from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He then earned his JD from Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to his appointment, he was a law clerk to Associate Justice Elena Kagan on the U.S. Supreme Court. He also clerked for Judge Michael Boudin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Judge Sri Srinivasan on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and served as visiting counsel at the Joint Committee on Taxation.

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