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Areas of Expertise

Tax Law and Policy, Tax-Exempt Organizations, Administrative Law


Federal Income Taxation, Tax Policy, Partnership Taxation


Alex Zhang is assistant professor of law at Emory University.  His teaching and research interests include federal income taxation, tax policy, partnership taxation, administrative law, and tax-exempt organizations. He is particularly interested in how tax law and administration interact with and might vindicate foundational norms such as equality and antidiscrimination. His research has been published by or is forthcoming from Virginia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, NYU Law Review Online, Stanford Law Review Online, and Tax Notes, among others.

Before joining the Emory faculty, Zhang served as a law clerk to the Honorable William A. Fletcher on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and to the Honorable Guido Calabresi on the Second Circuit.  He received a JD from Yale Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Yale Law Journal and won the Clifford L. Porter Prize in Taxation, as well as the Christopher E. Bergin Award from Tax Notes.  He received a PhD in Classics and Philosophy from Yale University.