Associate Professor of Law; Institute for Legal Studies Director
B.A., Yale University
M.A., Yale University
J.D., Yale Law School
Recently Taught Courses
742 Taxation I
815 Appellate Advocacy-Moot Court (board/coaches)
815 Appellate Advocacy-Moot Court (competitors)
840 Taxation II
896 WI Journal of Law, Gender & Society
940 Tax Policy
Susannah Camic Tahk teaches tax law and policy and supervises UW Law's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. She is currently the Rowe Faculty Fellow in Regulatory Law as well as an affiliate of UW-Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty. Before coming to UW Law, Tahk practiced in the tax group in the Washington, DC office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she focused on controversy and policy matters.
A graduate of Madison's Memorial High School, Tahk received her B.A. magna cum laude in economics and ethics, politics and economics from Yale University, where she also received an M.A. in political science as a Sterling Prize Fellow. Tahk received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was executive editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation and a student director of the Landlord-Tenant Clinic. Tahk's articles have appeared or will appear in the Tax Law Review, the Columbia Journal of Tax Law, the Arizona Law Review, the Penn State Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, the Harvard Journal on Legislation, the Pittsburgh Tax Review and the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics.
Tahk is currently writing a book tentatively titled The Tax War on Poverty that explores the reasons for and consequences of tax policies that address poverty in the US. In 2015, Tahk received the Vilas Early Career Investigator Award from UW-Madison and was named an Up and Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal.
Tahk is the faculty adviser to UW Law's Women's Law Student Association and Journal of Law, Gender & Society. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and three cats; belongs to the community at Grace Episcopal Church; and sits on the board the Shine Initiative, an organization on issues surrounding a potential day center for those in Madison experiencing homelessness. Tahk is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and in Wisconsin.
For her articles, see her SSRN page.