Law Prof. Appointed to Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Vienna, Austria
J. Clifton Fleming, Jr., holder of the Ernest L. Wilkinson Chair at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, has been appointed to the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Department of Public Law and Tax Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria, for the 2011 winter semester. He will teach a course in U.S. international taxation and a seminar for doctoral students.
Speaking on behalf of the BYU Law School community, Associate Dean Scott Cameron said, "Professor Fleming has been a strength to the J. Reuben Clark Law School since 1974. He has shared his expertise in U.S. and international taxation with students and been a mentor to his faculty colleagues. Collectively we are pleased by this honor that has come to him and are confident that the students and faculty at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration will benefit from Professor Fleming's academic expertise and his abundant good will."
Distinguished Chairs are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar program. Appointees are required to be eminent scholars with a significant publication and teaching record.
Professor Fleming has specialized in tax law at the Law School since 1974. He was Associate Dean from 1986 to 2004 and has held the Ernest L. Wilkinson Chair since 1998. He has also served as Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, Professor-in-Residence in the Office of the IRS Chief Counsel in Washington, D.C., Visiting Professor (twice) at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Visiting Professor at the University of Florida, Visiting Professor at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia and since 2001, annual Visiting Professor at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. He has published numerous articles and books.
The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration has approximately 27,000 students who come from more than 30 countries. It is the largest university in the European Union for business, economics, law and social sciences.
Posted:February 10, 2010