Professor Hickman Named a McKnight Presidential Professor

June 29, 2020

Professor Kristin Hickman has been named a McKnight Presidential Professor.

The McKnight Presidential Endowed Professorship program at the University “is one of the highest honors for faculty and recognizes highly distinguished, world-class scholars. In recognition of their excellence, the names of all McKnight Presidential Professors are engraved on monuments that line our Scholars Walk.” Recipients are chosen based on their academic and research accomplishments and their contributions to advancing the University among its peers. 

Hickman, who joined the Law School in 2004, is a leading authority in the fields of tax administration and administrative law. Her articles on these topics have appeared in the Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, and Duke Law Journal, among other publications. She co-authors the Administrative Law Treatise and a casebook on federal administrative law. Her scholarly work has been cited several times in opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court and as well as regularly in lower court judicial opinions and court briefs.

In 2018-19, Professor Hickman served as special adviser to the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in Washington, D.C.  She presently serves as one of 40 public members and chair of the judicial review committee for the Administrative Conference of the United States.  She is a member of the Governing Council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, and she is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

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