Susannah Camic Tahk

Professor of Law; Associate Dean, Research & Faculty Development; Institute for Legal Studies Director

Susannah Camic Tahk

Room 5211B, Law School

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B.A., Yale University
M.A., Yale University
J.D., Yale Law School


Susannah Camic Tahk has served as associate dean for research and faculty development at the Law School since 2016. In that capacity, she has focused on growing and diversifying the Law School faculty, increasing research support and visibility, strengthening faculty governance mechanisms, and sustaining a viibrant and inclusive intellectual community. She also directs the Law School's Institute for Legal Studies and sits on the University's Academic Planning Council. In 2018, she chaired the Law School's Strategic Planning Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She is currently a fellow with the Big Ten Academic Alliance's Academic Leadership Program and also sits on the University of Wisconsin's Academic Planning Council.

Tahk's own research is on tax and poverty law, and her articles have appeared or will appear in the Tax Law Review, the Tax Lawyer, the Columbia Journal of Tax Law, the Iowa Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Arizona Law Review, the Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, the Brooklyn 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 (see Jotwell coverage here and here). Her current projects are empirical ones on Tax Court and its litigants, particularly pro se parties and the issues they face.

In 2020, Tahk received the Vilas Mid-Career Investigator Award from UW-Madison. 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. In 2017, she won the Pro Bono Award from Wisconsin's Association for Women Lawyers. She's a graduate of Madison's Vel Phillips Memorial High School and mom to Serena, age 9; Sam, age 4; and Sebastian, age 2.

Tahk is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and in Wisconsin. Her SSRN page is here.

Scholarship & Publications


Law Repository


Teaching Areas

  • Tax
  • Tax Policy

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