Professor Kristin E. Hickman joined the Law School in 2004. She teaches and writes primarily in the areas of tax law, administrative law, and statutory interpretation. Her research includes issues of tax administration and judicial review in the federal income tax context. Professor Hickman held the law school’s Julius E. Davis Chair in Law in 2010-11 and is the Donald C. Alexander Visiting Professor in Tax Law at Harvard Law School for the 2012-13 academic year.
Professor Hickman's articles have appeared in the Columbia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Virginia Tax Review, and other publications. Her work on Chevron's Domain (with Thomas W. Merrill) was cited by the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Mead Corp. (2001), and several of her articles have been cited in judicial opinions and court briefs. Professor Hickman also authors a casebook, Federal Administrative Law, with Richard J. Pierce, Jr.
Professor Hickman received her B.S. degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and a secondary major in history from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After practicing for several years as a certified public accountant, Professor Hickman earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was awarded the Raoul Berger Prize for her work on Chevron's Domain and the Lowden Wigmore Prize for her work on Should Advance Pricing Agreements Be Published?
Following law school, Professor Hickman clerked for The Honorable David B. Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; practiced law as an associate with the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, concentrating on corporate and international tax transactions and matters; and served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law during the 2003-04 academic year.
For further information on Professor Hickman, please consult her Curriculum Vitae.
The Administrative Law of Borrowed Regulations: Legal Questions Regarding the Bankruptcy Law's Incorporation of IRS Standards, 1 Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser 1 (2008) (solicited) (with Matthew Stephenson)
Foreword: DaimlerChrysler v. Cuno, 4 Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy 15 (2006) (Symposium on DaimlerChrysler v. Cuno and the Constitutionality of State Tax Incentives for Economic Development) (with Sarah Bunce)