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Julie Roin : Courses and Seminars

Greenberg Seminar: Law Docs
LAWS 95902
This Greenberg Seminar will involve discussion of notable documentary films with some connection to law. Participants will view the films (through Netflix for example) and then meet to discuss the films on five Thursday evenings during the Autumn and Winter Quarters. Likely films include The Art of the Steal (the story of the Barnes Foundation art collection and the fight to undo provisions in the original bequest); Capturing the Friedmans (credibility of witnesses in a case alleging sex abuse of young children); The Central Park Five (New York’s criminal justice system dealing with a racially charged crime); Portrait of Wally (legal battle over painting stolen by Nazis); West of Memphis (innocence on death row in Arkansas); Big Boys Gone Bananas (corporate campaign to prevent film-makers from showing their documentary about a lawsuit against the company). Graded Pass/Fail.
Autumn 2014
Saul Levmore, Julie Roin
Introductory Income Taxation
LAWS 44121
This course provides an introduction to the essential elements of the federal income tax, with a special emphasis on issues related to the taxation of individuals. The topics covered include the nature, timing and measurement of income, the role played by "basis" in calculating gain (and loss) in transactions involving property, the boundary between personal and business expenditures, and the use of the tax system to provide behavioral incentives and disincentives. The course stresses the complex interactions between political and administrative concerns in the tax system. The grade is based on a final in-class examination.
Autumn 2014
Julie Roin
Greenberg Seminar: Law Docs
LAWS 95902
This Greenberg Seminar will involve discussion of notable documentary films with some connection to law. Participants will view the films (through Netflix for example) and then meet to discuss the films on five Thursday evenings during the Autumn and Winter Quarters. Likely films include The Art of the Steal (the story of the Barnes Foundation art collection and the fight to undo provisions in the original bequest); Capturing the Friedmans (credibility of witnesses in a case alleging sex abuse of young children); The Central Park Five (New York’s criminal justice system dealing with a racially charged crime); Portrait of Wally (legal battle over painting stolen by Nazis); West of Memphis (innocence on death row in Arkansas); Big Boys Gone Bananas (corporate campaign to prevent film-makers from showing their documentary about a lawsuit against the company). Graded Pass/Fail.
Winter 2015
Saul Levmore, Julie Roin
International Income Taxation
LAWS 44601
This course provides a survey of the income tax aspects of investments and business operations of foreigners in the United States and overseas investments and business operations of Americans. Though the principal focus of the course is on the U.S. tax system, some attention is paid to adjustments between tax regimes of different countries through tax credits and tax treaties. The student's grade is based on a final examination.
Winter 2015
Julie Roin
Greenberg Seminar: Law Docs
LAWS 95902
This Greenberg Seminar will involve discussion of notable documentary films with some connection to law. Participants will view the films (through Netflix for example) and then meet to discuss the films on five Thursday evenings during the Autumn and Winter Quarters. Likely films include The Art of the Steal (the story of the Barnes Foundation art collection and the fight to undo provisions in the original bequest); Capturing the Friedmans (credibility of witnesses in a case alleging sex abuse of young children); The Central Park Five (New York’s criminal justice system dealing with a racially charged crime); Portrait of Wally (legal battle over painting stolen by Nazis); West of Memphis (innocence on death row in Arkansas); Big Boys Gone Bananas (corporate campaign to prevent film-makers from showing their documentary about a lawsuit against the company). Graded Pass/Fail.
Spring 2015
Saul Levmore, Julie Roin
Local Government Law
LAWS 71701
This course examines the law regarding the provision of public goods and services at the state and local level. It explores the way in which local government law addresses the issues of what services a local government should provide, which residents should receive those services, who pays for the services provided, and how these decisions are reached. In the process, it explores the relationship among federal, state, and local governments, with particular emphasis on judicial analysis of the constitutional and statutory basis of those relationships. The grade is based on a final in-class examination.
Spring 2015
Julie Roin
State and Local Finance: Selected Topics
LAWS 62202
This seminar looks at a variety of fiscal challenges facing state and local governments, and at the legal constraints on politically attractive solutions to these challenges. In past years, topics have included educational funding, pension funding, "welcome stranger" property tax assessment, eminent domain, tax nexus, and tax allocation formulas. The grade is based on a series of reaction papers and class participation.
Spring 2015
Julie Roin