January 23rd, 2008 07:21 EST
Judy Piazza chats with Susan Pace Hamill, Professor of Law University of Alabama
Susan Pace Hamill has been a Professor of Law at the University of Alabama since 1994 teaching in the areas of tax law, business organizations and ethics. Before joining the law faculty Professor Hamill practiced tax law with the New York City law firms of Sullivan & Cromwell and Chadbourne & Parke and served as a government attorney for the Chief Counsel`s Office of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington DC. Professor Hamill received her B.A. (in English and History) from Emory University (after first completing the A.A. degree at Oxford College), her J.D. (magna cum laude) from Tulane University (where she served as an editor of the Tulane Law Review), and her LL.M (in taxation) from New York University (where she served as an editor of the Tax Law Review).
During her first sabbatical leave of absence she completed the masters in theological studies degree at the Beeson Divinity School of Samford University and published her thesis attacking Alabama`s state and local tax laws on faith-based moral grounds. Her most recent scholarship criticizes the federal tax policy trends of the Bush Administration on faith-based moral grounds. Professor Hamill has also published numerous articles, and, a chapter in Business Tax Stories, focusing on business organizations, especially limited liability companies. She was a witness (pro bono) for the plaintiffs in Knight v. Alabama, which is challenging Alabama`s property tax structure on race-based equal protection grounds, and authored an amicus curiae brief, filed in the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, on their behalf.
Professor Hamill serves on the board of directors of the University of Alabama Wesley Foundation, the Alabama Poverty Project and Turning Point, an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence and s*xual assault in West Alabama. She is married, the mother of two school-age children, and a member of the United Methodist Church.
Professor Hamill`s Writings:http://www.law.ua.edu/susanhamill/
Professor Hamill`s CV:http://www.law.ua.edu/susanhamill/susanphamill.pdf
Susan Pace Hamill
Professor of Law
University of Alabama School of Law
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0382
(205) 348-5931 (office)
(205) 348-3917 (fax)